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Hello, this is Breakfast,

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with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

Stayt.

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Wiping out plastic waste -

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the Prime Minister sets out

a 25-year plan.

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Plastic-free aisles in supermarkets

are among the ideas

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being put forward by Theresa May.

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But critics say the proposals

lack urgency and detail.

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Good morning, it's Thursday

the 11th of January.

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Also this morning:

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One

of the strongest warnings yet

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about the NHS in England.

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This time hospital bosses say

services are at breaking point

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and that the government

must spend more.

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More lives are claimed by the rivers

of mud in California as hundreds

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of rescuers comb

through the wreckage.

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An armed heist at the Ritz in Paris.

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Jewellery worth millions of pounds

is seized after five men smash

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through a window with an axe.

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An end to booking fees when you use

a credit or debit card online,

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but could it mean other

prices rise as a result?

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I'll have the details.

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In sport, the only interesting

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thing about Chelsea v

Arsenal last night?

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The VAR was called into action

properly for the first

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time but no goals

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in the League Cup

semi-final first leg.

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And Carol has the weather.

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Good morning. Some frost around this

morning but also fold, especially so

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in western parts of the UK, where

summons and run southern parts of

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England and eastern England, slow to

live, someone at all, but the

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brighter skies later will be in the

west. More details in 15 minutes.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

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The Prime Minister's setting out

plans to tackle plastic pollution,

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by wiping out all

avoidable waste by 2042.

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Two ideas among the proposals

include asking every

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supermarket to have an aisle

of goods with no plastic wrappings

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at all as well as extending the five

pence charge for carrier bags

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to all retailers.

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Environmentalists say

the plans are worthless,

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unless they're written into law.

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Here's our environment

correspondent, Roger Harribin.

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A pod of short finned pilot whales

in the Atlantic waters off Europe,

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as elsewhere, they have to share the

ocean with plastic.

There's huge

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public concern about plastic litter

since David Attenborough's Blue

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Planet series showed secret is

eating plastic waste. The Prime

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Minister will serve that wave of

concern with her first environment

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speech. She's setting out a

timetable to abolish single use

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plastics. There will be money for

research into smarter plastics and

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more plastic free aisles in

supermarkets. The countryside should

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also benefit from the 25-year-old

environment plan also being

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published. This is the UK's prime

site for nightingales in Kent. The

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local council wants to build

much-needed homes on part of this

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site. But green groups are expecting

the government to protect existing

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sites like this. They also want the

government to follow its promise to

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improve other areas degraded by

development or Telus bombing. They

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want commitments that ministers

can't wriggle out of dashcam at

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farming. Environmentalists welcomed

the government's plans to restore

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Britain's nature but the problem,

they say, is that so far it is just

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a planned. To really convince their

ministers would need to introduce

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legislation and there seems no sign

of that. Roger Harrabin, BBC News,

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Kent.

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Theresa May is expected

to make her speech at 9:30am.

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She's calling the issue

of plastics one of the greatest

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scourges of our times,

and says demand for plastic

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must be reduced.

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Critics claim the pledges

don't go far enough.

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Greenpeace says it's

a missed opportunity,

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and the plans lack

urgency, detail and bite.

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They say the most glaring gap

is support for deposit return

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schemes, where people get money back

for returning old empty bottles,

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something they argue

is backed by the public.

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We'll speak to the Environment

Secretary Michael Gove at 8:30am

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to ask if these proposals

go far enough.

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The National Health Service has

failed to meet any of the standards

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laid down in its own constitution,

that's according to NHS Providers,

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the body which represents front-line

health trusts in England.

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It is calling for an urgent review

of the service as it believes

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hospitals are unsafe

and over-crowded.

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Ministers say there are plans

in place to help it cope.

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Our health correspondent,

Dominic Hughes has more.

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It's already been a tough few weeks

for the NHS across the UK. Cold

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weather and a rising number of flu

cases have contributed to pressures

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that A&E staff have described as the

worst they've ever seen. The Prime

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Minister and the First Minister in

Scotland have both had to apologise

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to patients who faced cancer

operations and long waits. The

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pressure of winter on the NHS has

been unrelenting. In Scotland at the

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end of December just 78% of patients

at A&E were seen within four hours,

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well below the 95% target. Across

the UK the number of people coming

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down with flu has increased

dramatically in recent weeks, and

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many of the patients attending A&E

are older and sicker, meaning they

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require more care. Now, according to

the organisation that represents

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health providers, such as hospitals

and ambulance trusts in England, the

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whole service is at a watershed.

We

have now clearly reached the point

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where the NHS cannot meet the

standards of care that we would all

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of us at the NHS, ministers

included, want to provide. So the

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key question is do we abandon those

standards, and none of us in the NHS

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want to do that, or does the

government make the decisions that

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it needs to make about the long-term

funding and it needs to make those

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the systems quickly.

This is one of

the strongest warnings yet about the

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strain being faced by the NHS this

winter and it will add to the

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pressure on ministers to build a

consensus over the long-term future

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of the health and care service, and

to do so quickly. Dominic Hughes,

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BBC News.

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17 people have been killed

by mudslides and flash floods

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in Southern California.

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Hundreds of rescuers

are searching though wreckage

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for more than a dozen

missing people.

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Let's get the latest

on the rescue with Amber Anderson

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The latest extreme weather has hit

Santa Barbara, and Montecito.

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Let's get the latest

on the rescue with Amber Anderson

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from the Santa Barbara

City Fire Department.

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What are you seeing, what is the

latest?

The latest is, now that

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we're beyond the first 24 hours of

the incident, I can tell you that we

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are in still a significant search

and rescue mode, that's our number

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one priority. As we move forward in

the next coming days we have 17

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people unaccounted for and we're

unable to find them. We have 17

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fatalities now to report, it's been

a devastating couple of days and we

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are working really hard. We have

people coming in from throughout the

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States to a cyst with the rescue

efforts to find those people. We

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have people out there looking to

find those people from throughout

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the area who are uninjured and they

still need help getting out because

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their access has been blocked by the

debris flowing from the hazards we

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have out there. It is quite a scene

out there in the last 48 hours.

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Quite the scene, we are looking at

pictures of literally rivers of mud

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flowing. Obviously in the UK we

haven't seen much of this. Have you

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seen anything like this? We

understand why it's happening after

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the fires and the ground being much

more resistant to absorbing water,

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but have you seen anything like this

before?

I've never seen anything

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like this, millions of people

throughout the state haven't seen an

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incident like this, it's very

unprecedented. We have feedback from

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a coastguard who came in yesterday

to help us with their airships to

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perform some of those rescue

operations, those from the US

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coastguard have reported they have

never seen rain like they

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experienced yesterday morning and

the rescues they performed yesterday

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morning in those rainy conditions

are the worst they've ever operated

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in in order to rescue those people.

Something completely unprecedented

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for everyone out there working so

hard.

Amber Anderson from the Santa

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Barbara city fire department, thanks

for talking to us, we wish you and

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your team the best as you continue

the search and rescue effort.

Thank

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you, thank you very much.

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Victims of sex attacker John Worboys

have asked for him to be banned

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from Greater London

when he leaves prison.

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Worboys is thought to have carried

out more than 100 rapes

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and sexual assaults

on women in the capital.

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The Parole Board decided Worboys

would be released with stringent

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licence conditions after

he completed his sentence.

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In 2009 he was convicted of 19

offences and ordered to surf

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at least eight years in jail.

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In 2009 he was convicted of 19

offences and ordered to serve

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at least eight years in jail.

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at least eight years in jail.

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Police in Paris are hunting two

armed robbers who stole jewellery

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worth millions of pounds

from the city's Ritz hotel.

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Armed with small axes,

thieves smashed windows to gain

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access to display cases,

before snatching the jewels

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from the ground floor of the hotel.

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Three people were arrested

while trying to flee the scene.

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Prince Harry has yet

to ask his brother to be his best

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man, the Duke of Cambridge

revealed last night.

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William was discussing Harry's

upcoming wedding to Meghan Markle

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at a charity event.

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Former footballer Rio Ferdinand

asked about the date clash

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with the FA Cup final, the Prince

joked that he was still working

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on a solution.

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It's a big decision, are you going

to London?

It depends, I'm still

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working it out. I'll see what I can

do.

The relationship you have with

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Harry...

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Awkward!

They will sort it out!

Wouldn't it be brilliant if he

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didn't get asked?

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That's this morning's main news.

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Carol will tell us what's happening

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with the weather in five minutes'

time.

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That was a bit awkward, like waiting

to be asked to be a bridesmaid, you

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can't assume these things. What if

he picks his best mate? He might do

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a better speech! Prince William is

pretty good at doing speeches.

He's

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had enough practice!

What have you

got?

Not very much in terms of the

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League Cup semi-final first leg

between Chelsea and

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dull! The only interesting thing to

say was the video system refereeing

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was in place. It was in action for

the first time. In rugby when the

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referee does this and the decision

can be referred to somebody

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reviewing it on the ATB

behind-the-scenes, it was put into

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action properly on Monday. That is

all we have to say about it!

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Chelsea drew the first leg of their

League Cup semi-final against

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Arsenal, 0-0, the new video

assistant refereeing system was used

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by referee Martin Atkinson to check

penalty decisions he didn't give but

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there was nothing to make him change

his mind.

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England have recalled Mark Wood

and given Lancashire batsman

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Liam Livingstone

a first test call up.

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They'll both be in line to face

New Zealand in the two test series

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starting in March.

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Former light-welterweight world

champion Amir Khan has

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announced his return

to the boxing ring.

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He's teamed up with promoter

Eddie Hearn and will fight

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for the first time in nearly two

years in Liverpool in April.

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And the Chief Executive

of British Cycling says that

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Chris Froome remains available

for selection while his adverse

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drugs test is being investigated.

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Remember before Christmas it was

revealed he had tested positive for

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an inhaler, an asthma drug that

showed up in his test, it showed he

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had twice the allowed amount in his

system during the vaulter Espana. --

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le Vuelta a Espana. Chris Froome

said he has done nothing wrong so

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they are looking at why he had such

high-level is in his system.

You

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have a little glass of water.

I

could do with one.

We will go and

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have a little chat with Carol.

I

will go and have a tea!

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Let's take a look at this morning's

weather with Carol.

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It was really foggy this morning

when I came in and it has been all

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week in Manchester?

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There has been a bit of fog. Some

fog around this morning in many

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areas. For example, in Northern

Ireland, south-west Scotland,

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Central Lowlands, parts of

north-west England, Wales, the West

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Country, also across the Midlands.

Some in East Anglia and some in

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Lincolnshire. If you're travelling

then some of this blog is dense and

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it could lead to some disruption in

places, you can find out what is

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happening on your BBC local radio

station and someone to lift at all,

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it will linger through the day and

if that happens your maximum will be

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a bit above freezing. This morning

across Northern Ireland it's a

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cloudy start and there is some

patchy fog. Patchy fog across the

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Central Lowlands and south-west of

Scotland but frosty in parts of

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northern and western Scotland,

whereas in the east we have more

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cloud. In Yorkshire, patchy fog,

parts of north-west England, around

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Manchester, as Naga said, we have

that fog and it extends to the West

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Midlands and into Wales. Again, some

of this is dense and dangerous when

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it's patchy because you run into it

suddenly and then you don't know the

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consequences. In south-west England

we have some patchy fog this morning

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and some fog as we go that further

east. Then we run into some rain,

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fairly light rain in parts of

south-west England, some fog in East

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Anglia and fog patches as we go into

Lincolnshire. Under all this cloud

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in the east it is quite damp with

drizzle if you don't have the rain.

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Through the morning we will slowly

see the fog lifted into low cloud

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and then we will see it start to

break. In the west is where we're

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likely to see the lion's share of

the sunshine but don't forget some

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of the fog when the lift and it will

be great, cool and quite gloomy. Put

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back out to the east we still have a

lot of cloud, not as cold and here

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too there will be drizzle and light

rain at times. As we head through

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the evening and overnight we see fog

forming, not as extensive as this

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morning but it will be there

nonetheless. These are the

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temperatures you can expect in towns

and cities and in rural areas it

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will be colder than this, so once

again some frost around. We start

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tomorrow on this note with some

frost and fog patches. Like today

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that will slowly lift, for some it

will lift into low cloud, but you

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can see we'll see some breaks in

that cloud tomorrow, the best of

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which will be in Northern Scotland,

parts of Wales, down towards Dorset

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and also parts of south-west

England. Temperature wise, around

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6-8. Heading into the weekend,

fairly quiet to start with, a

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weather front comes in during parts

of late Friday and Saturday, but it

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dies in situ but brings rain with

it. On Sunday brighter skies in

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England and Wales, but this next

system is waiting in the winds and

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this is a much more active one,

bringing in much windier and wetter

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conditions. In summary for the

weekend, if you're planning anything

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it will be largely dry. Don't forget

the rain coming into the west,

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mostly cloudy and we're also looking

at breezy conditions too.

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We were just talking about whether

we were organised enough to plan for

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the weekend. It shocked me, that you

need to plan for that.

Let's have a

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look through some of the front

pages. Let's begin with the Daily

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Mail. A campaigning issue for them

over a long period of time.

Yes,

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this is about the scourge of

plastic. Today Theresa May is going

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to pledge to end this. This is a 25

year strategy to end all avoidable

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plastic, and some of the suggestions

include plastic free I else in the

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supermarkets. -- aisles in the

supermarkets.

The scourge of the

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seas. This is a crisp packet which

washed up after 21 years.

I was

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going to say, I recognise that from

a long time ago.

That is the

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evidence, as people have been saying

for a long time, about how long the

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environment or damage last and how

hard it is all these particular

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plastics to decompose.

This is the

top story on the Times newspaper

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today, but also, the front page

picture you are seeing is Meryl

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Streep at Leicester Square last

night for the premiere of The Post.

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And British firms will be allowed

privileged access, under plans

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considered by some countries such as

Germany.

The front page of the

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Mirror as well. One of the stories

about the NHS, they are focusing on

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hospital departments, these are

quotes from doctors. My hospital

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department is heaving with patients

who have been in AMD nine, 11, 13

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hours. -- A&E. The pressure is on

the NHS.

We've been talking about

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product of it in output and how well

the economy is doing.

Great news

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yesterday, it surprised lots of

people who watch these figures.

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Manufacturing figures came in much

better than expected. That is

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largely as a result of the fall in

the value of the pound. This story

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in the Times newspaper, the cheap

pound driving the Best factory

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growth in seven years. Basically,

after the Brexit vote the value of

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the pound fell. So it makes UK goods

cheaper for overseas markets and

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therefore more attractive. Some

criticism in that, that actually,

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given that all the things we import

a more expensive, it might cancel

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that benefit out. Nonetheless,

factory orders are rising at their

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fastest pace in nearly seven years.

That is good news of course because

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manufacturing accounts for about 10%

of the economy. The other story

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here, Karelian, the big construction

firm, still facing lots of questions

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over its future. -- Carillion. It

met with lenders and advisers

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yesterday trying to come up with a

rescue plan and failing to do so.

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Carillion is important because it

has one of the big contracts to

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build HS2, the high-speed railway

between London and the north.

I said

0:18:500:18:53

there was only one interesting thing

about the game between Arsenal and

0:18:530:18:57

Chelsea last night and that was the

video assistant referee. But the

0:18:570:19:00

other interesting thing was that

Arsene Wenger is serving a touchline

0:19:000:19:03

ban. He had to sit watching from the

press box, surrounded by the

0:19:030:19:08

journalists that he rather

tongue-in-cheek refers to as

0:19:080:19:11

"Specialists" on the game. Antonio

Conte got to shout at his players

0:19:110:19:16

from the touchline. A really

incredible summary, really. Serena

0:19:160:19:20

Williams is on the cover of Vogue

magazine this month with her

0:19:200:19:23

daughter, Olympia. The mail have

taken a big section of out and

0:19:230:19:28

reported on that interview. -- The

Mail. What she went through to get

0:19:280:19:34

back on Court three months after

giving birth, she had an emergency

0:19:340:19:37

Caesarean, and all kinds of

compensations, she had blood clots

0:19:370:19:42

on her lungs. She has given a full

and frank interview about what it is

0:19:420:19:47

like to be a first-time mother. Lots

of people identify with the emotions

0:19:470:19:50

she is talking about was the

sometimes she gets really down and

0:19:500:19:53

she feels that she can't do it, and

other days it is the best thing

0:19:530:19:57

ever. A really interesting

interview.

She is close to a

0:19:570:20:01

comeback, isn't she? Capable, but

not as good as she wants to be.

She

0:20:010:20:05

went be playing at the Australian

Open in the next few weeks. She says

0:20:050:20:09

she is nearly there, but when she

comes back she was to be properly

0:20:090:20:13

challenging for the Grand Slam

titles. To think that she wanted

0:20:130:20:16

Australian Open when she was eight

weeks pregnant, anyway, she is a

0:20:160:20:19

superwoman.

Here in the Times

newspaper, we are talking about the

0:20:190:20:24

snowstorms in the Alps, and how it

so has been falling. Look at this.

0:20:240:20:30

-- how much snow has been falling.

Look at this. They cut these paths

0:20:300:20:35

through the snow. You get a sense of

how deep it is.

Can you imagine how

0:20:350:20:39

we would deal with that in this

country?

To be honest, I'm not quite

0:20:390:20:43

sure if that is entirely snow.

But

you get the impression, don't you?

0:20:430:20:47

Give the Highways Agency outbreak.

They've been working hard. We don't

0:20:470:20:52

get weather like that, we are all

right.

0:20:520:20:59

The actor Michael Douglas has spoken

out to deny a claim of improper

0:20:590:21:02

sexual conduct - before it has

even been made public.

0:21:020:21:05

The Oscar winner says he wants

to get ahead of the potential story

0:21:050:21:08

before it was published.

0:21:080:21:10

Let's get more detail now

from the entertainment reporter,

0:21:100:21:12

Sandro Monetti who is in Los Angeles

for us this morning.

0:21:120:21:15

Good morning. Normally with these

stories, the pathway is that there

0:21:150:21:20

is an accusation in public and then

there is a response. This has

0:21:200:21:24

happened slightly differently. Would

you like to take us through what has

0:21:240:21:27

happened so far?

Well, this

pre-emptive denial comes at a time

0:21:270:21:31

in Tinseltown when the very whiff of

a sexual scandal can be toxic for

0:21:310:21:36

Hollywood careers. And so perhaps

that explains why Michael Douglas

0:21:360:21:42

has gone public to share with the

world that there is a story about to

0:21:420:21:47

break that a woman who worked for

him 32 years ago claims that at that

0:21:470:21:51

time, he made a sexually

inappropriate act, and he tried to

0:21:510:21:58

blackball her career, make sure that

she wouldn't get work again in

0:21:580:22:01

Hollywood. He says it is completely

untrue, at total fabrication. Of

0:22:010:22:06

course, there are two sides to every

story, but he is getting his story

0:22:060:22:10

out first.

Yes, so it is an absolute

denial. He has gone on to say that

0:22:100:22:16

it is extremely painful, describing

the situation he finds himself in as

0:22:160:22:19

a nightmare. He has talked about his

own reputation quite a bit. So

0:22:190:22:25

clearly he has been advised, or has

taken this decision, to protect his

0:22:250:22:29

reputation in advance?

He has, and

when a scandal like this happens,

0:22:290:22:35

celebrities get advice from their

lawyers were cheers, say nothing.

0:22:350:22:38

And advice from their publicists,

which is, say everything. Put it out

0:22:380:22:43

there. Michael Douglas is

experienced enough to know that the

0:22:430:22:47

court of public opinion is what

matters in high profile cases. The

0:22:470:22:51

scandals that started with Harvey

Weinstein and Kevin Spacey have hit

0:22:510:22:55

Los Angeles like an earthquake. The

after-shocks are still felt. Michael

0:22:550:23:01

Douglas has taken the very unusual

step of saying that he isn't going

0:23:010:23:06

to be next, he isn't going to deny

it. -- he is going to. It is an

0:23:060:23:10

unusual thing, freight publicists

who advise you tell your story

0:23:100:23:15

rather than have somebody else tell

it, but this is the era of the

0:23:150:23:20

#MeToo movement. Michael Douglas

also says in the interview he is a

0:23:200:23:24

feminist and has always been

supportive of women and is

0:23:240:23:27

supportive of #MeToo stop it will be

interesting to watch this story.

0:23:270:23:30

Thank you. We have been talking

about Theresa May setting out the

0:23:300:23:38

government's long-term plan, a 25

year plan, for the environment. She

0:23:380:23:42

is going to make a pledge to get rid

of avoidable plastic waste.

0:23:420:23:46

Breakfast's Tim Muffett

is in Weston-Super-Mare where locals

0:23:460:23:48

are already cleaning

up the coastline.

0:23:480:23:50

Good morning, Tim.

Good morning. It

is a big pledge, the idea of getting

0:23:500:23:55

rid of all avoidable plastic waste

by Twiggy 42, as part of this 25

0:23:550:23:59

year plan which will be announced

this morning. -- by 2042. Like so

0:23:590:24:06

many beaches across our coastline,

here on Weston-Super-Mare we have

0:24:060:24:09

found plenty of evidence of plastic

waste. Plastic bottles, plastic

0:24:090:24:13

racketing, blue hard waste as well.

So many things to clear up and so

0:24:130:24:18

many things to discuss. Will these

promises go far enough? Will they

0:24:180:24:22

make a difference? What, in reality,

can be done to improve the

0:24:220:24:25

situation? We will be speaking to

people to get their reaction and

0:24:250:24:29

their expectations on this issue

later on.

0:24:290:27:51

in half an hour.

0:27:510:27:52

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

0:27:520:27:55

Now, though, it's back

to Naga and Charlie.

0:27:550:27:57

Bye for now.

0:27:570:28:01

Hello, this is Breakfast,

0:28:010:28:02

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

Stayt.

0:28:020:28:04

Here's what's coming

up this morning:

0:28:040:28:05

A change in the law means companies

will no longer be able

0:28:050:28:09

to charge you for using

a debit or credit card.

0:28:090:28:11

Sounds like good news for consumers

but we'll look at the claim

0:28:110:28:15

that the charges could be

passed on elsewhere.

0:28:150:28:17

Shooting hoops...slowly.

0:28:170:28:26

Meet the women who play walking

netball, a variation of the game

0:28:260:28:29

that's easing them into exercise

after injury and in some cases years

0:28:290:28:32

away from sport.

0:28:320:28:33

It's the tale of teenagers

in Northern Ireland navigating

0:28:330:28:36

their way through school

while dealing with nuns

0:28:360:28:38

and the occasional Army Patrol.

0:28:380:28:39

Derry Girls is causing

a stir on social media.

0:28:390:28:42

We'll speak to the show's star

and it's writer about creating

0:28:420:28:45

a comedy set during the Troubles.

0:28:450:28:46

Good Morning, here's a summary

0:28:460:28:48

of today's main stories from BBC

News.

0:28:480:28:50

The Prime Minister will unveil

a pledge to stop all avoidable

0:28:500:28:53

plastic waste by 2042

later this morning.

0:28:530:28:55

Two ideas among the proposals

include asking every

0:28:550:28:57

supermarket to have an aisle

of goods with no plastic wrappings

0:28:570:29:00

as well as extending the five pence

charge for carrier bags

0:29:000:29:03

to all retailers.

0:29:030:29:03

Environmentalists say

the plans are worthless,

0:29:030:29:05

unless they are written into law.

0:29:050:29:12

Hospitals have run out of

0:29:120:29:14

Hospitals have run out of beds and

can't cope, health bosses are

0:29:140:29:16

warning. NHS providers which

represent acute hospitals and

0:29:160:29:21

ambulance services in England said

hospitals cannot meet standards of

0:29:210:29:24

care without more money. The

Department of Health and social care

0:29:240:29:28

says the NHS was given priority in

the last budget.

0:29:280:29:36

We have now clearly reached

the point where the NHS cannot meet

0:29:360:29:39

the standards of care

that we would all of us at the NHS,

0:29:390:29:43

ministers included, want to provide.

0:29:430:29:45

So the key question is do

we abandon those standards,

0:29:450:29:47

and none of us in the NHS want to do

that, or does the government make

0:29:470:29:52

the decisions that it needs to make

about the long-term funding and it

0:29:520:29:55

needs to make those

the systems quickly.

0:29:550:29:58

17 people have been killed

by mudslides and flash floods

0:29:580:30:01

in Southern California.

0:30:010:30:05

The latest extreme weather

has hit Santa Barbara,

0:30:050:30:10

Montecito.

0:30:100:30:12

Hundreds of rescuers

are continuing to search

0:30:120:30:14

through wreckage for more

than a dozen missing people

0:30:140:30:16

as our North America correspondent,

James Cook now reports.

0:30:160:30:18

In Montecito they are still combing

the ruins looking for survivors but

0:30:180:30:22

with every hour that passes Hope

fades. The search in the debris and

0:30:220:30:25

mud was too powerful, it consumed

everything before it, turning homes

0:30:250:30:29

to match would.

It was just a very

unexpected explosion of water, rock,

0:30:290:30:35

cars, trees, metal, came in without

any warning really.

The sky lit up

0:30:350:30:40

because some buildings had blown up,

the gas mains it turned out. Here

0:30:400:30:47

was all this fire going down, fire

going up, all this rain coming down

0:30:470:30:51

and you wondered what was happening.

It was an incredible experience.

0:30:510:30:55

More than 500 firefighters and other

rescue teams have been working

0:30:550:30:59

around the clock, hoping beyond hope

they can still save lives. Parts of

0:30:590:31:03

the town are still cut off, but some

residents have been returning to

0:31:030:31:08

inspect the damage.

The house being

gone is just a house, just some

0:31:080:31:13

clothes and a house, but in a

neighbourhood this small, every sick

0:31:130:31:17

all name that turns up is someone's

dad, cousin or teacher and that's

0:31:170:31:21

got to be the worst part of it all I

think. We're just happy for everyone

0:31:210:31:25

that makes it.

The mudslide didn't

just claim lives, it paralysed this

0:31:250:31:29

part of California. This is the main

motorway along the Pacific coast,

0:31:290:31:34

the 101 freeway. Police say it won't

be open until Monday at the

0:31:340:31:39

earliest. The trauma will last much

longer. James Cook, BBC News,

0:31:390:31:43

Montecito.

0:31:430:31:45

Police in Paris are hunting two

armed robbers who stole jewellery

0:31:450:31:48

worth millions of pounds

from the city's Ritz hotel.

0:31:480:31:50

Armed with small axes,

thieves smashed windows to gain

0:31:500:31:53

access to display cases,

before snatching the jewels

0:31:530:31:55

from the ground floor of the hotel.

0:31:550:31:57

Three people were arrested

while trying to flee the scene.

0:31:570:32:04

Prince Harry has yet

to ask his brother to be his best

0:32:040:32:07

man, the Duke of Cambridge

revealed last night.

0:32:070:32:09

William was discussing Harry's

upcoming wedding to Meghan Markle

0:32:090:32:11

at a charity event.

0:32:110:32:13

Former footballer Rio Ferdinand

asked about the date clash

0:32:130:32:15

with the FA Cup final, the Prince

joked that he was still working

0:32:150:32:18

on a solution.

0:32:180:32:19

It's a big decision,

are we going to Wembley

0:32:190:32:22

or are we going to...?

0:32:220:32:23

LAUGHTER

0:32:230:32:25

You've touched on

something there, Rio!

0:32:250:32:27

Still working it out,

I'll have to see what we can do.

0:32:270:32:30

I think having that person

there is kind of apt when

0:32:300:32:33

you talk about best man culture,

that relationship you have...

0:32:330:32:36

He hasn't asked me yet.

0:32:360:32:37

It could be a sensitive issue.

0:32:370:32:51

Banter, that's what it's called! You

know when you visit a club, a

0:32:510:32:57

football club?

It looks like it's in

a locker room. In a changing room.

I

0:32:570:33:02

quite like that. It would be awkward

if he didn't ask his brother.

He's

0:33:020:33:06

got two, a done deal! We're

interested in video referees. Some

0:33:060:33:14

surprising news that it won't be

like the way it works in Rugby?

You

0:33:140:33:18

can hear the oohs and aahs as the

big-screen replay goes on and the

0:33:180:33:26

tried decisions are viewed, has the

ball gone over the line? In the

0:33:260:33:31

ball, it's only been used since the

start of the week, it may change,

0:33:310:33:36

only the referee can see it on the

side of the pitch on a screen, the

0:33:360:33:40

crowd can't see it. One of the

criticisms of the VAR is it is

0:33:400:33:44

slowing the game down, there will be

big pauses and it will be very dull

0:33:440:33:48

and maybe that's part of the

problem, the crowd don't get to be

0:33:480:33:52

part of the review, it happens away

while they fill in the time as the

0:33:520:33:57

decision is made.

How long does it

roughly take?

It took a few minutes

0:33:570:34:02

yesterday in the game between

Arsenal and Chelsea. Conte said they

0:34:020:34:06

should have had extra added time

because of the time taken to make

0:34:060:34:10

the decisions. Controversy still

raging about VAR.

0:34:100:34:13

Chelsea drew the first leg

of their EFL Cup Semi-Final

0:34:130:34:16

with Arsenal 0-0 last night.

0:34:160:34:17

There were two chances to see

the new video assistant

0:34:170:34:20

referee system in action.

0:34:200:34:21

Martin Atkinson used it both times

0:34:210:34:23

to check potential penalty calls

in each half.

0:34:230:34:25

On both occasions, though,

he was satisfied with his initial

0:34:250:34:28

decision to not award a penalty.

0:34:280:34:29

England struggled for quick bowlers

of course during the Ashes so they

0:34:290:34:34

recalled one of their fastest order

to test series against New Zealand.

0:34:340:34:38

Mark Wood returns after injury and

also named is Lancashire batsmen

0:34:380:34:42

Liam Livingstone who has impressed

for England's second side over the

0:34:420:34:45

winter. Garay .my Gary Ballance is

dropped and James Fields retains his

0:34:450:34:50

place in the squad -- Gary Ballance

is dropped and James Vince retains

0:34:500:34:56

his place in the squad.

0:34:560:34:58

Former World light-welterweight

champion Amir Khan says his

0:34:580:35:00

appearance on I'm a Celebrity Get Me

Out Of Here helped him decide

0:35:000:35:03

to make a boxing comeback.

0:35:030:35:05

He's joined Eddie Hearn's promotion

company for his first

0:35:050:35:07

fight in nearly two years,

which will be in April in Liverpool.

0:35:070:35:11

He claims going into the jungle

allowed him to be himself in public

0:35:110:35:14

for the first time.

0:35:140:35:15

May be around five times you're

going to be anxious, you are going

0:35:150:35:19

to be nervous, maybe people saw more

of that than the real side of me and

0:35:190:35:23

they thought he's a bit arrogant. I

had to be confident in front of my

0:35:230:35:27

opponent because otherwise he is

going to think who is this guy I'm

0:35:270:35:30

fighting? So I had to be a little

bit tough. I think people got to see

0:35:300:35:35

the real side of me away from the

boxing ring and took a liking to me.

0:35:350:35:39

So it's lovely to come back and have

so much love from the British crowd.

0:35:390:35:43

Chris Froome will still be able to

represent his country while his

0:35:430:35:47

adverse drugs test is being

investigated. The chief executive of

0:35:470:35:49

British cycling says the four-time

Tour de France winner will be

0:35:490:35:52

available for selection even though

he had excessive levels of

0:35:520:35:55

medication he takes for his asthma

in his body during last year's 12th

0:35:550:35:59

alas Barnea.

0:35:590:35:59

Of course it's a blow

reputationally, not just to the

0:35:590:36:03

organisation, but to the rider and

it's been a challenging time both

0:36:030:36:07

for Chris and for cycling in general

to deal with that. In the months

0:36:070:36:13

ahead he's got an opportunity to

prove why that finally took place.

0:36:130:36:17

It seemed a strange change of sports

for former Chelsea and Tottenham

0:36:170:36:20

boss Andre Villas Boas but his run

in the Dakar Rally has ended.

0:36:200:36:25

He quit a job in China

in November to take part

0:36:250:36:28

in the desert rally in South America

but his race came to an end

0:36:280:36:32

when he crashed into a sand dune.

0:36:320:36:34

He injured his back

and while he was airlifted

0:36:340:36:36

to hospital for checks,

he didn't have any broken bones.

0:36:360:36:42

Some serious crashes in this year's

Dakar Rally. Sunderland, the British

0:36:420:36:47

guy leading it, he had a four-minute

lead on Tuesday, yesterday he

0:36:470:36:51

crashed into a hole and compressed

down into it and hurt his back. He

0:36:510:36:57

lost the feeling in his legs because

of it.

He crashed into a

0:36:570:37:03

Saint-Jerome, like it took him by

surprise! Buy are always on the sand

0:37:030:37:07

dunes that crashed into a sand dune.

Any crash in the Dakar Rally is into

0:37:070:37:13

a sand June!

You dispelled the myth

of sand June is, thought they would

0:37:130:37:21

be quite soft.

Not this particular

one obviously!

0:37:210:37:25

The Prime Minister has described

the large quantities of plastic

0:37:250:37:28

pollution that affect our oceans,

beaches and sea life as one

0:37:280:37:31

of the greatest

scourges of our time.

0:37:310:37:33

Today she'll make

a number of pledges

0:37:330:37:34

to tackle our plastic problem.

0:37:340:37:36

Breakfast's Tim Muffett

is at Weston-Super-Mare's beach

0:37:360:37:38

for us this morning to see how

locals are dealing with it there.

0:37:380:37:46

On the front page of the telegraph

there was a woman holding a packet

0:37:460:37:51

of crisps and it is a Walkers packet

of crisps which is about five years

0:37:510:37:56

old. Will you find anything like

that in terms of age where you are?

0:37:560:38:02

I'm not sure about the age but there

is evidence of the longevity of

0:38:020:38:05

plastic waste. We are in

Weston-Super-Mare, so many beaches

0:38:050:38:10

across the UK have things like this

in the seaweed, bottles, plastic

0:38:100:38:17

packaging, some wet wipes, the sort

of things that have seen so much

0:38:170:38:21

publicity and it's a big pledge, the

idea all avoidable plastic waste

0:38:210:38:24

will be eliminated by 2042. That's

what we expect the Prime Minister to

0:38:240:38:30

say a little later this morning.

There's a 5p charge to be extended

0:38:300:38:34

to all plastic bags from all

retailers across England. The idea

0:38:340:38:39

of plastic free aisles in situ

markets as well. Many people very

0:38:390:38:44

interested in these announcements,

of course, and yesterday I caught up

0:38:440:38:48

with a team of beach clearers in

Bournemouth in Dorset to gauge their

0:38:480:38:53

reaction and to see what they would

like the government to announce.

0:38:530:38:57

The Dorset Devils wish they weren't

needed, but everyday rubbish is

0:38:570:39:04

brought in by the tide.

They

voluntarily clear it up.

No doubt

0:39:040:39:10

it's getting worse because it's

becoming more evident globally it's

0:39:100:39:14

a problem, it's a problem in the UK

but we are concerned about our patch

0:39:140:39:18

of Dorset and that's why we are

prepared to do our bit at Dorset

0:39:180:39:22

Devils.

We do find a lot of small

pieces of plastic, microplastic, has

0:39:220:39:27

been broken up by the waves and wash

back onto the beach.

The government

0:39:270:39:31

is about to announce its 25 year

environment plan. The Dorset Devils

0:39:310:39:37

will be paying close attention.

I'm

forever picking up plastic bottles

0:39:370:39:41

and there's a plastic bottle just

coming on the tide.

What would you

0:39:410:39:45

like the government to announce?

I

would like the government to

0:39:450:39:48

announce no more plastic bottles,

everyone should use a recyclable

0:39:480:39:53

container. I'm also for Everpix in

up wet wipes. Now, they go down the

0:39:530:39:59

loo. Tell people not to put those

down the toilet.

Is that going to

0:39:590:40:06

happen, do you think the government

is really going to announce

0:40:060:40:09

something that bold?

Probably not,

probably not but I'd like to think

0:40:090:40:13

they might. I would like the

government to bring pressure on the

0:40:130:40:18

fast food industry, make them think

about how their packaging their fast

0:40:180:40:22

food.

Tried to cut out the packaging

their using to keep it warm, people

0:40:220:40:27

are you eating fast food, why would

they want it to stay warm in

0:40:270:40:32

polished Irene?

It's not just

plastics and packaging that concern

0:40:320:40:35

these volunteers.

I would like to

see something announced about

0:40:350:40:38

renewable energy, the government

putting a big emphasis on renewable

0:40:380:40:42

energy, rather than it being an

afterthought. We're a country

0:40:420:40:46

surrounded by sea as well so wave

power.

There's one clear message

0:40:460:40:51

ahead of today's announcement, it's

a big opportunity, don't bottle it.

0:40:510:40:55

It's something doesn't happen now to

change what's in the oceans and

0:40:550:40:58

ocean floors, that is being swept

in, for the next generation they'll

0:40:580:41:03

be paddling in plastic pieces, with

litter, water bottles, and our

0:41:030:41:09

generation are the one that's just

left it there and do nothing about

0:41:090:41:13

it. The

0:41:130:41:16

thoughts there of the Dorset devils

who do a good job clearing up the

0:41:160:41:19

beaches on the south coast. Today we

are in Weston-Super-Mare and you are

0:41:190:41:25

a volunteer cleaner here, Sarah.

What's your expectation of the

0:41:250:41:33

announcement today?

It's positive to

see the government saying something.

0:41:330:41:36

There's been a real grassroots

movement for a while now and

0:41:360:41:40

individuals want to see what changes

they can make but the trouble is

0:41:400:41:44

there a bit hampered by what the big

supermarkets and take aways offer

0:41:440:41:47

and they are limited in choice, so

the government reaction today and

0:41:470:41:51

saying what they want big businesses

to do will hopefully be a big step

0:41:510:41:55

forward.

What have you got here,

where did you find these and how

0:41:550:42:01

prevalent are bits of plastic like

this?

These are cotton bud sticks,

0:42:010:42:05

probably flushed down the toilet,

they were collected by beach clean

0:42:050:42:07

volunteers in half an hour on this

stretch. It shows how prevalent they

0:42:070:42:11

are and plastic bottles in

particular.

A huge issue, isn't it

0:42:110:42:16

crazy as we say, this morning we

found other bits of plastic. Debbie,

0:42:160:42:20

you're from the chamber of commerce,

how much is this an issue for

0:42:200:42:24

industry or how much is it an issue

for consumers?

It's a massive issue,

0:42:240:42:32

there's a lot of plastic around

everywhere and consumers recognise

0:42:320:42:35

this and they want to do their bit.

At the moment we're trying to source

0:42:350:42:40

alternatives that can be used that

are sustainable. It's just getting

0:42:400:42:48

everybody on board and working

together with businesses to try to

0:42:480:42:52

remove single use plastics.

One of

this gesture and is will be plastic

0:42:520:42:57

free aisles in supermarkets, how can

the government make supermarkets do

0:42:570:43:01

something like that? -- the

suggestions.

I don't know how the

0:43:010:43:07

government can legislate it, I can't

imagine a supermarket not wanting to

0:43:070:43:11

come on board because I think

consumer demand will be that people

0:43:110:43:15

want to get rid of all this plastic,

nobody wants all the plastic round

0:43:150:43:19

their fruit and vegetables that's

happening at the moment. If the

0:43:190:43:24

aisles could be coming forth, I

think they will become more popular.

0:43:240:43:29

We're getting shots now that don't

provide plastic, you can go in and

0:43:290:43:33

do away and save things and

replenish your stocks there --

0:43:330:43:37

shops.

You have to appeal to

consumer demand?

I think so.

Thanks

0:43:370:43:42

very much, we will talk later.

So evidence of these plastics which

0:43:420:43:47

we find in our ocean wash onto the

shore here and it's been dubbed a

0:43:470:43:53

war on plastic, this announcement

expected this morning by the Prime

0:43:530:43:56

Minister. A lot of people will be

paying very close attention.

As will

0:43:560:44:01

we, Tim, we will talk about it

later. We will talk to Michael Gove

0:44:010:44:06

and also asking you what you find on

the beaches. I'm one of these people

0:44:060:44:11

who will go around and pick up stuff

if I have a bag as I go along the

0:44:110:44:16

beach, it drives me crazy.

Lots of

people will say that, they try to do

0:44:160:44:21

the right thing but also a lot of

cynicism about government plans.

0:44:210:44:24

This is only a plan, that's one of

the criticisms, there is no

0:44:240:44:28

legislation backing up these

demands. Michael Gove, the

0:44:280:44:32

Environment Secretary, will be

talking to us at 8:30am so if you

0:44:320:44:35

have thoughts on that or things that

irritate you about things you by

0:44:350:44:39

which you can't then do anything

with subsequently, do let us know

0:44:390:44:43

and we will put those points to him

later.

0:44:430:44:51

Whatever the weather, if you are on

a beach and you see that rubbish, it

0:44:510:44:55

is infuriating.

It absolutely is.

0:44:550:44:57

Good morning. If you are stepping

out this morning and travelling, be

0:45:000:45:05

aware there is fog around, across

parts of central and south-western

0:45:050:45:09

Scotland, Northern Ireland,

north-west England, the West

0:45:090:45:12

Midlands, Wales, south-west England,

East Anglia and also Lincolnshire,

0:45:120:45:15

to name but a few. Some of that fog

will lift through the morning. Some

0:45:150:45:20

will stick around for much of the

day. So it may very well impact some

0:45:200:45:24

of your travel. Keep up-to-date with

what is happening where you are on

0:45:240:45:29

your BBC local radio station. This

morning across Northern Ireland it

0:45:290:45:32

is cloudy and we have patchy fog,

much like yesterday. If it doesn't

0:45:320:45:36

lift where you are temperatures will

hover above freezing through the

0:45:360:45:39

day. The Scotland, different

situation. Clear skies. Cold, frost,

0:45:390:45:46

eastern Scotland scene that cloud,

don't forget that fog I mentioned as

0:45:460:45:50

well. Patches of fog around

north-west England, Manchester, also

0:45:500:45:54

three Yorkshire and into Wales, the

West Midlands. Again, patchy, some

0:45:540:45:58

of it is dense. Across parts of

south-west England we also have fog

0:45:580:46:02

hatches this morning as well. It is

everywhere but you will run into it,

0:46:020:46:07

potentially, if you are travelling

on the M5 heading in the direction

0:46:070:46:10

of the M6. Rain across southern

counties, mostly light. Also patches

0:46:100:46:18

through East Anglia and literature

as well. Through most of the day

0:46:180:46:21

that fog will lift and it should

lift into low cloud. Through the day

0:46:210:46:25

that will thin and rake and we will

see more sunshine coming through,

0:46:250:46:29

especially in the west. -- break.

Don't forget, lots of the fog will

0:46:290:46:35

stay in the west, and it will stay

quite gloomy if it sticks around. In

0:46:350:46:39

the east, more cloud around. Light

rain and drizzle at times.

0:46:390:46:43

Temperature wise, two degrees in

Glasgow. Generally we are looking at

0:46:430:46:47

6-9. As we head off through the

evening and overnight there are

0:46:470:46:51

still drizzle coming out of the

sticker cloud. Once again we will

0:46:510:46:54

see fog patches, we don't expect it

to be as widespread as they might

0:46:540:46:58

just gone, and it will be a cold

night for most of us. Here are the

0:46:580:47:02

temperatures in towns and cities.

Lower temperatures in rural areas

0:47:020:47:05

and we are prone to a touch of

frost. Tomorrow, we start off on

0:47:050:47:09

that nippy note with fog around,

much like today. Some of it will

0:47:090:47:14

take time to lift. You can see

across northern Scotland and parts

0:47:140:47:21

of Wales, in towards Dorset and

Cornwall, we will see the cloud

0:47:210:47:25

break and we will see some sunshine

coming through at times. Into the

0:47:250:47:28

weekend we have a weather front

coming in. It will bring rain with

0:47:280:47:34

it as it does so. It tends to die in

situ and we can, so by the time we

0:47:340:47:40

get to Sunday parts of England and

Wales will have a dry day but we

0:47:400:47:44

still have the remnants of this

front across the west. A more potent

0:47:440:47:48

one is coming in behind it and will

bring stronger winds and heavy rain.

0:47:480:47:52

From Saturday, you won't have to pay

a fee to use your credit

0:47:560:47:59

or debit card online.

0:47:590:48:00

Sounds like good news -

but is it, Ben?

0:48:000:48:06

Yes, we need to be careful about

where the charges will go. There is

0:48:060:48:10

some concern that retailers will

just raise prices to pay for it.

0:48:100:48:14

It's annoying, isn't it?

0:48:140:48:15

You buy something online,

fill in all your details and then

0:48:150:48:18

you slapped with an extra chage

just to pay by card.

0:48:180:48:21

But new rules that come into force

this weekend will stop that.

0:48:210:48:24

So far so good, but some say firms

will just raise their prices

0:48:240:48:28

to absorb the cost.

0:48:280:48:30

Megan French is with me,

she's from Moneysavingexpert.com.

0:48:300:48:36

Nice to see you. Good morning. This

is interesting, isn't it? We have

0:48:360:48:42

all experienced it, you try to buy

something online and then there is a

0:48:420:48:45

surcharge card booking fee or

whatever you want to call it at the

0:48:450:48:49

end of the process, and it is really

annoying.

It is frustrating. From

0:48:490:48:52

Saturday they can not penalise you

just because you are paying by debit

0:48:520:48:56

or credit card. This also applies to

Link payment methods, so if you are

0:48:560:49:01

using something like a Powell or

Apple pay, they cannot give you that

0:49:010:49:04

extra feed. -- PayPal or Apple Pay.

So they could just change the name

0:49:040:49:13

of it and call it an admin fee, and

charge it is an amount? Does this

0:49:130:49:17

rule change anything?

They could

apply a different fee, like a

0:49:170:49:21

surcharge, but it is to apply to all

methods. So it takes away the fact

0:49:210:49:25

that you are paying more just to pay

for card. They might have these

0:49:250:49:29

admin fees, but it can just be

because you chose to pay by card.

0:49:290:49:33

Most people will be frustrated by

this, because there are very few

0:49:330:49:36

other options. If you are buying

something online you cannot pay with

0:49:360:49:39

cash. Credit and debit cards are

about the only way to pay, yet they

0:49:390:49:44

suggest they are doing you a favour

by letting you use your card. If, as

0:49:440:49:48

you say, the rule changes mean they

will not be able to disseminate,

0:49:480:49:52

either other options to pay?

They

will still be able to charge a

0:49:520:49:56

surcharge for cash and cheques,

strangely. But a lot of time online,

0:49:560:50:00

this simply isn't an option. So

hopefully we will see less of these

0:50:000:50:03

looking fees. However, it is worth

consumers watching for any new

0:50:030:50:08

service charges to be enacted. Make

sure that you know the final price

0:50:080:50:12

before you pay for anything. And pay

those prices and check that you are

0:50:120:50:15

getting a fair deal.

We were talking

about online transactions. It also

0:50:150:50:20

applies in shops, for example. You

go in and they say, you've got to

0:50:200:50:23

spend at least five or you have to

pay a fee?

Yes, they can still pay

0:50:230:50:28

minimum threshold, like £5. What

they cannot do is say that they will

0:50:280:50:33

charge is 50p if you are under that

limit to pay by credit card. That

0:50:330:50:37

simply isn't allowed, because again,

it is penalising you for paying by

0:50:370:50:40

card.

Who are the big offenders?

It

can be big purchases, which is

0:50:400:50:44

particular frustrating. You sit on

holidays and airline booking

0:50:440:50:47

sometimes. But it can be any

business. Because sometimes they

0:50:470:50:50

added on the cost. It is so easy,

isn't it, for them to figure out how

0:50:500:51:06

much it will cost them converted

what you pay for it.

This is an EU

0:51:060:51:10

will change. Is there any suggestion

this will change with Brexit, that

0:51:100:51:14

we will either keep or not keep this

rule?

This is coming in under UK

0:51:140:51:18

law. In the UK attached goes further

to include those linked payment

0:51:180:51:22

methods. Now, this might not be the

case across the rest of the EU and

0:51:220:51:26

this will also apply to Norway,

Lipton Steyn and ice land. So if you

0:51:260:51:30

are shopping within those areas you

should never be charged a payment

0:51:300:51:33

fees simply for paying by card.

If

people are still being charged a fee

0:51:330:51:38

after Saturday what can they do?

First of all, contact the business

0:51:380:51:41

and say that you will not be paying

that. If they are stubborn, they

0:51:410:51:45

don't accept it, you can report them

to Trading Standards, but hopefully,

0:51:450:51:49

you know, this has been

well-publicised full Sutton B should

0:51:490:51:52

be charging after Saturday.

Megan,

thank you. There is a whole load of

0:51:520:51:59

retail reports due out at seven

o'clock so I'm off to check on

0:51:590:52:02

those. I will have the details

later. Basketball or netball, which

0:52:020:52:07

to you prefer?

Basketball,

obviously, with my height.

You don't

0:52:070:52:15

play netball? OK, all right. The

reason we are asking, for many

0:52:150:52:20

people, it is again they will not

have played since they left school,

0:52:200:52:24

but now England Netball is teaming

up the winds Institute to change

0:52:240:52:27

that. -- PayPal.

0:52:270:52:35

Walking Netball is designed to be

easier to play and targeted

0:52:350:52:38

at individuals who haven't played

in years, or are recovering

0:52:380:52:40

from an injury.

0:52:400:52:41

To find out more we sent

Breakfast's John Maguire

0:52:410:52:44

to shoot some hoops.

0:52:440:52:45

Put their bids on. Tell each names,

make friends, let's go.

GK, WA, WD.

0:52:450:52:49

For these members of the WEI, it is

time to reacquaint themselves with

0:52:490:52:53

netball. And for some it has been a

long hiatus. When did used play

0:52:530:52:57

regularly?

50 years ago!

And you

still remember the rules?

I'm very

0:52:570:53:01

impressed. I used to place my school

team.

Do the old skills contact

0:53:010:53:08

easily?

No, because we can't run.

So

it is tricky, therefore? Very

0:53:080:53:13

tricky. But you don't mind the

walking?

Not at all.

Sorry! My

0:53:130:53:17

fault.

Nice and gently, that's it.

Take your time, ladies. Remember, it

0:53:170:53:23

is non- contact.

This group in

Nottingham has been running, or

0:53:230:53:27

should I say walking, for almost a

year. They play walking netball. As

0:53:270:53:32

with the equivalent in football it

is a variation of the game which can

0:53:320:53:36

ease the return to physical

activity.

Lots of them haven't

0:53:360:53:39

played netball or sometimes any kind

of sport, as well, since they have

0:53:390:53:43

left school. That is what happens

sometimes with women. Jobs,

0:53:430:53:46

children. For you know it, times

have passed by. With walking

0:53:460:53:51

netball, you can just show up and

play netball. It is amazing. The

0:53:510:53:55

women can be any age. They can be

inactive women as well. You don't

0:53:550:53:59

have to be a certain age to play

walking netball. You can be

0:53:590:54:03

returning from injury.

I've had lots

of injuries on my knee. Several

0:54:030:54:06

operations over the last 30 years. I

just never thought I would be able

0:54:060:54:12

to come back and do something like

this. I absolutely love it.

0:54:120:54:16

Tonight's session is being watched

by the boss of England's netball,

0:54:160:54:19

and it is calling this partnership

helping the WI get a wiggle on,

0:54:190:54:25

aiming to promote the game is a

wall, not just the very young the

0:54:250:54:29

very talented.

These ladies, if they

love it, their mothers and

0:54:290:54:33

grandmothers, they are going to

influence their daughters and their

0:54:330:54:35

grandchildren, to play the sport

they are enjoying. There is a big

0:54:350:54:39

problem with loneliness. Women who

hit 55, or have had, it is not about

0:54:390:54:44

that healthy lifestyle, it is about

the social side of it. This really

0:54:440:54:47

tick that box for us.

There have

been pilot schemes with the WI in

0:54:470:54:52

Nottingham and Cornwall. Now, 140

courses have been run with the

0:54:520:54:57

intention to see these smiles

spreading far and wide.

You are

0:54:570:55:01

exercising when you wouldn't

normally exercise, in my case. Not

0:55:010:55:04

having played netball in 50 years.

Just the fact we are all together.

0:55:040:55:08

Different groups of people, all

these different subgroups. A good

0:55:080:55:13

laugh, and you are exercising.

You

don't realise you are exercising,

0:55:130:55:17

that is the thing. You go home

baking and you wonder why, but your

0:55:170:55:21

face is ageing more than your body

because you are having a good laugh.

0:55:210:55:24

So tonight, no jam, no Jerusalem,

and in walking netball, no jumping

0:55:240:55:28

either.

0:55:280:55:32

I've never played netball.

Never,

ever?

Never. I played basketball at

0:55:320:55:37

school.

How were you at that?

I was

good! I had game.

It is a good idea,

0:55:370:55:45

it is easy to fall out of the habit

of playing team sports, you just

0:55:450:55:49

fall out of the habit and sometimes

you need an avenue back in. Which

0:55:490:55:53

works.

Plenty coming up on the

programme.

0:55:530:55:56

Still to come, riding

on the crest of a wave.

0:55:560:55:58

We'll meet the Tottenham teenager

who four years ago had never set

0:55:580:56:02

sail but has now followed

in the footsteps of Ben Ainslie

0:56:020:56:05

and Ellen MacArthur by receiving

a prestigious sailing award.

0:56:050:56:07

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

0:56:070:56:17

I tell you what, although it is not

direct the related to that story,

0:56:190:56:24

anybody who ever sales on seas like

that, we always ask them about the

0:56:240:56:28

menace of the ocean. It is so tied

into our stories today. We will talk

0:56:280:56:32

about those things later on.

0:56:321:00:02

Hello, this is Breakfast,

1:00:261:00:27

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

Stayt.

1:00:271:00:31

Wiping out plastic waste -

1:00:311:00:33

the Prime Minister sets out

a 25-year plan.

1:00:331:00:35

Plastic-free aisles in supermarkets

are among the ideas

1:00:351:00:37

being put forward by Theresa May.

1:00:371:00:43

But critics say the proposals

lack urgency and detail.

1:00:431:00:44

Good morning, it's Thursday

the 11th of January.

1:00:561:00:58

Also this morning:

1:00:581:01:01

One

of the strongest warnings yet

1:01:011:01:02

about the NHS in England.

1:01:021:01:04

This time hospital bosses say

services are at breaking point

1:01:041:01:07

and that the government

must spend more.

1:01:071:01:10

More lives are claimed by the rivers

of mud in California as hundreds

1:01:101:01:14

of rescuers comb

through the wreckage.

1:01:141:01:18

An armed heist at the Ritz in Paris.

1:01:181:01:21

Jewellery worth millions of pounds

is seized after five men smash

1:01:211:01:23

through a window with an axe.

1:01:231:01:30

Good morning. A big day for retail

results as some of the high street's

1:01:301:01:35

biggest names tell us how they did

over Christmas. I'll run you through

1:01:351:01:39

the winners and the losers.

1:01:391:01:42

In sport, the only interesting

1:01:421:01:44

thing about Chelsea v

Arsenal last night?

1:01:441:01:46

The VAR was called into action

properly for the first

1:01:461:01:48

time but no goals

1:01:481:01:49

in the League Cup

semi-final first leg.

1:01:491:01:51

And Carol has the weather.

1:01:511:01:53

Good morning.

1:01:531:01:56

Some frost around this

morning but also fog,

1:01:561:01:59

especially so in western parts

of the UK, some southern parts

1:01:591:02:02

of England and eastern England,

slow to lift, some won't at all,

1:02:021:02:05

but the brighter skies later

will be in the west.

1:02:051:02:08

More details in 15 minutes.

1:02:081:02:10

Good morning.

1:02:101:02:11

First, our main story.

1:02:111:02:12

The Prime Minister's setting out

plans to tackle plastic pollution,

1:02:121:02:14

by wiping out all

avoidable waste by 2042.

1:02:141:02:17

Two ideas among the proposals

include asking every

1:02:171:02:19

supermarket to have an aisle

of goods with no plastic wrappings

1:02:191:02:22

at all as well as extending the five

pence charge for carrier bags

1:02:221:02:25

to all retailers.

1:02:251:02:26

Environmentalists say

the plans are worthless,

1:02:261:02:28

unless they're written into law.

1:02:281:02:29

Here's our environment

correspondent, Roger Harribin.

1:02:291:02:40

A pod of short finned pilot whales.

1:02:401:02:42

In the Atlantic waters off Europe,

as elsewhere, they have to share

1:02:421:02:45

the ocean with plastic.

1:02:451:02:53

There's huge public concern

about plastic litter

1:02:531:03:01

since David Attenborough's Blue

Planet series showed sea creatures

1:03:011:03:04

eating plastic waste.

1:03:041:03:05

The Prime Minister will surf

that wave of concern

1:03:051:03:07

with her first environment speech.

1:03:071:03:08

She's setting out a timetable

to abolish single-use plastics.

1:03:081:03:11

There'll be money for research

into smarter plastics and more

1:03:111:03:14

plastic-free aisles in supermarkets.

1:03:141:03:20

The countryside should also benefit

from the 25-year-old environment

1:03:201:03:23

plan

also being published.

1:03:231:03:24

This is the UK's prime site

for nightingales in Kent.

1:03:241:03:27

The local council wants to build

much-needed homes on part

1:03:271:03:29

of this site.

1:03:291:03:31

But green groups are expecting

the government to protect existing

1:03:311:03:34

sites like this.

1:03:341:03:36

They also want the government

to follow its promise to improve

1:03:361:03:41

other areas degraded by development

or careless farming.

1:03:411:03:44

They want commitments that

ministers can't wriggle out

1:03:441:03:49

of.

1:03:491:03:53

Environmentalists welcome

the government's plans to restore

1:03:531:03:56

Britain's nature.

1:03:561:03:58

But the problem, they

say, is that so far

1:03:581:04:03

it's just a plan.

1:04:031:04:04

To really convince their ministers

would need to introduce legislation

1:04:041:04:07

and there seems no sign of that.

1:04:071:04:09

Roger Harrabin, BBC News, Kent.

1:04:091:04:10

Theresa May is expected

to make her speech at 9:30am.

1:04:101:04:13

She's calling the issue

of plastics one of the greatest

1:04:131:04:16

scourges of our times,

and says demand for plastic

1:04:161:04:18

must be reduced.

1:04:181:04:23

Greenpeace says it's

a missed opportunity,

1:04:231:04:26

and the plans lack

urgency, detail and bite.

1:04:261:04:29

They say the most glaring gap

is support for deposit return

1:04:291:04:32

schemes, where people get money back

for returning old empty bottles,

1:04:321:04:35

something they argue

is backed by the public.

1:04:351:04:41

We'll speak to the Environment

Secretary Michael Gove at 8:30am

1:04:471:04:49

to ask if these proposals

go far enough.

1:04:491:04:54

The National Health Service has

failed to meet any of the standards

1:04:541:04:58

laid down in its own constitution,

that's according to NHS Providers,

1:04:581:05:01

the body which represents front-line

health trusts in England.

1:05:011:05:03

It's calling for an urgent review

of the service as it believes

1:05:031:05:07

hospitals are unsafe

and over-crowded.

1:05:071:05:08

Ministers say there are plans

in place to help it cope.

1:05:081:05:11

Our health correspondent

Dominic Hughes has more.

1:05:111:05:18

It's already been a tough few weeks

for the NHS across the UK.

1:05:181:05:21

Cold weather and a rising number

of flu cases have contributed

1:05:211:05:24

to pressures that A&E staff have

described as the worst

1:05:241:05:27

they've ever seen.

1:05:271:05:32

The Prime Minister and the First

Minister in Scotland have both had

1:05:321:05:39

to apologise to patients who've

faced cancelled operations

1:05:391:05:41

and long waits.

1:05:411:05:42

The pressure of winter on the NHS

has been unrelenting.

1:05:421:05:45

In Scotland, at the end of December,

just 78% of patients at A&E

1:05:451:05:49

were seen within four hours,

well below the 95% target.

1:05:491:05:52

Across the UK, the number of people

coming down with flu has increased

1:05:521:05:56

dramatically in recent weeks,

and many of the patients attending

1:05:561:05:58

A&E are older and sicker,

meaning they require more care.

1:05:581:06:02

Now, according to the organisation

that represents health providers,

1:06:021:06:08

such as hospitals and ambulance

trusts in England, the whole service

1:06:081:06:11

is at a watershed.

1:06:111:06:12

We have now clearly reached

the point where the NHS cannot meet

1:06:121:06:19

the standards of care that we would,

all of us at the NHS,

1:06:191:06:23

ministers included, want to provide.

1:06:231:06:24

So the key question is,

do we abandon those standards,

1:06:241:06:27

and none of us in the NHS want to do

that, or does the government make

1:06:271:06:32

the decisions that it needs to make

about the long-term funding and it

1:06:321:06:35

needs to make those

decisions quickly.

1:06:351:06:37

This is one of the strongest

warnings yet about the strain

1:06:371:06:40

being faced by the NHS this winter,

and it will add to the pressure

1:06:401:06:44

on ministers to build a consensus

over the long-term future

1:06:441:06:46

of the health and care service,

and to do so quickly.

1:06:461:06:49

Dominic Hughes, BBC News.

1:06:491:06:50

Victims of sex attacker John Worboys

have asked for him to be banned

1:06:501:06:54

from Greater London

when he leaves prison.

1:06:541:06:56

Worboys is thought to have carried

out more than 100 rapes

1:06:561:06:59

and sexual assaults

on women in the capital.

1:06:591:07:01

The Parole Board decided Worboys

would be released with stringent

1:07:011:07:04

licence conditions after

he completed his sentence.

1:07:041:07:06

In 2009 he was convicted of 19

offences and ordered to serve

1:07:061:07:09

at least eight years in jail.

1:07:091:07:14

17 people have been killed

by mudslides and flash floods

1:07:141:07:16

in Southern California.

1:07:161:07:20

Hundreds of rescuers

are searching though wreckage

1:07:201:07:22

for more than a dozen

missing people.

1:07:221:07:25

The latest extreme weather has hit

Santa Barbara and Montecito.

1:07:251:07:32

And we'll be talking to two people

caught up in mudslides in a few

1:07:321:07:39

minutes.

1:07:391:07:42

Police in Paris are hunting two

armed robbers who stole jewellery

1:07:421:07:45

worth millions of pounds

from the city's Ritz hotel.

1:07:451:07:47

Armed with small axes,

thieves smashed windows to gain

1:07:471:07:50

access to display cases,

before snatching the jewels

1:07:501:07:52

from the ground floor of the hotel.

1:07:521:07:54

Three people were arrested

while trying to flee the scene.

1:07:541:07:56

A large police response outside the

Paris Ritz after a gang armed with

1:07:561:08:02

axes carried out a violent raid.

1:08:021:08:06

It isn't just the Christmas

lights that sparkle here.

1:08:061:08:08

There are jewels on display to match

the wealth of the guests

1:08:081:08:11

of one of the world's

most exclusive hotels.

1:08:111:08:19

The robbers arrived in Place Vendome

on scooters at around 6pm

1:08:191:08:22

in the evening, smashing

windows on the ground floor

1:08:221:08:24

of the hotel.

1:08:241:08:30

It is estimated they took

jewels worth £3.5 million.

1:08:301:08:33

But police officers interrupted

the raid, arresting three

1:08:331:08:35

of the five men.

1:08:351:08:36

Paris has seen this before.

1:08:361:08:38

In October, 2016, US reality TV star

Kim Kardashian had a gun pointed

1:08:381:08:46

to her head as a gang

stole £9 million worth

1:08:461:08:49

of her jewellery.

1:08:491:08:50

Only one piece was ever seen again.

1:08:501:08:52

It's not clear how much

was recovered from this latest raid.

1:08:521:08:55

Police are still searching for two

of the men involved.

1:08:551:08:57

Dan Johnson, BBC News.

1:08:571:09:06

In the last few minutes some

of the UK's biggest retailers such

1:09:061:09:09

as M&S, Tesco and John Lewis have

1:09:091:09:11

been saying how they did over

Christmas.

1:09:111:09:13

Ben's here with all the details.

1:09:131:09:14

Tesco good, John Lewis good, M&S,

bad. Tesco, like-for-like sales in

1:09:141:09:23

the run-up to Christmas, 2.3% up,

pretty good, they said. Christmas

1:09:231:09:28

was particularly good in the weeks

before Christmas, up by 2%. More of

1:09:281:09:34

us shopping at their supermarkets,

they say they've put a lot of effort

1:09:341:09:38

into the higher end stuff, stuff we

might pay more for despite those

1:09:381:09:41

worries about food prices going up.

John Lewis, similar picture, they

1:09:411:09:46

said sales at their department store

up to .5%, and Waitrose, the

1:09:461:09:50

supermarket owned by John Lewis, up

by 1.4%. We talked about Black

1:09:501:09:58

Friday and whether that encourages

people to buy, we saw the crowds,

1:09:581:10:02

they said it was their biggest ever

day in their history, sales up 7.2%

1:10:021:10:07

or John Lewis on Black Friday, a

real moneyspinner for them. Marks &

1:10:071:10:12

Spencer, this is one we will watch

closely, normally a story of their

1:10:121:10:17

clothing sales falling, but food

sales going up, but both have

1:10:171:10:20

fallen. Overall revenues for M&S

down by 1.5%. Clothing and home

1:10:201:10:26

where did terribly, down nearly 3%.

Steve Rowe, the boss, say they are

1:10:261:10:32

facing a weak clothing market and

they have underperformed in food.

1:10:321:10:37

Tesco, good, John Lewis, good,

Waitrose, good, M&S, not so good.

1:10:371:10:43

More detail on all of that in about

half an hour and we will go through

1:10:431:10:47

everything in more detail.

1:10:471:10:53

Let's go back to one of our main

stories this morning, those rescue

1:10:531:10:58

teams working in dangerous

conditions as the search for

1:10:581:11:00

survivors of a mudslide in southern

California carries on. 17 people

1:11:001:11:06

have been confirmed dead and it is

thought a similar number of people

1:11:061:11:11

are missing after a wall of mud

smashed through Monza seat of. Luis

1:11:111:11:16

Yanez was one of the residents who

voluntarily left his home earlier

1:11:161:11:19

this week along with his wife and

son and we can speak to him now.

1:11:191:11:24

Thanks for your time.

1:11:241:11:26

Having seen some of the pictures,

what was your situation and what did

1:11:261:11:30

you have to do?

We decided around

3:30am after we saw a red glow in

1:11:301:11:41

the sky that it was about time for

us to evacuate. I called the

1:11:411:11:45

emergency number to find out what

the red glow in the sky was and it

1:11:451:11:51

turned out to be a fire a couple of

blocks away from us. Between the

1:11:511:11:57

fire and where we live, right on a

creek, it began to overflow. We

1:11:571:12:05

realised at that point we only had a

few minutes to get out and try to

1:12:051:12:10

make it to higher ground, since we

were under a voluntary evacuation.

1:12:101:12:15

At that point I woke up my son, we

got into the car really quick and

1:12:151:12:21

got onto the 101 Highway.

Immediately as soon as we got onto

1:12:211:12:27

the 101 Highway it couldn't have

been more than 30 seconds and the

1:12:271:12:32

car stopped, nobody was going

everywhere -- cars stopped. All of a

1:12:321:12:37

sudden to my left I looked at one of

the lanes and there was a river of

1:12:371:12:42

water coming through. There was a

car that was flowing through and

1:12:421:12:47

there was tree coming by as well. At

that point we realised that we

1:12:471:12:53

weren't going to be able to make it

through on the 101 Highway. We

1:12:531:12:57

quickly turned around onto an exit

on the Olive Mill on-ramp and at

1:12:571:13:05

that point we also got stuck, there

were three or four cars ahead of us,

1:13:051:13:10

we didn't realise what was going on.

It was dark. I got out of the car

1:13:101:13:17

along with a few of the other

drivers. We noticed there was mud on

1:13:171:13:24

the Olive Mill exit. At that point

there was a big 4x4 truck. A few of

1:13:241:13:32

us asked him, maybe you can start

and lead us out of this mess and see

1:13:321:13:38

if we can actually get out.

Can I

ask a bit more, I'm so glad you and

1:13:381:13:45

your family are OK, but I think you

were directly involved in rescuing

1:13:451:13:50

some people, including a young boy,

is that right?

When we finally

1:13:501:13:55

exited the car we were headed

towards the beach area, we were

1:13:551:13:59

trying to find higher ground. I went

ahead to see if the road was clear,

1:13:591:14:05

I left my wife and son behind. Once

I realised we couldn't get too far

1:14:051:14:10

towards the four seasons hotel I

turned back. At that point I saw a

1:14:101:14:16

little boy and his mum who were

walking down the centre of the

1:14:161:14:22

highway and they started sinking in

mud. At that point I quickly tried

1:14:221:14:28

to get to them. The little boy was a

bit far from me. But after some

1:14:281:14:35

prodding and reaching I was able to

grab one of his hands and pull him a

1:14:351:14:41

little bit closer to me and then I

used my weight to lean back. At the

1:14:411:14:47

same time I grabbed his second hand

and I was quickly able to get him

1:14:471:14:52

out of the mud. I did the same thing

with the mother. It happened so

1:14:521:14:57

quickly. They were sinking and it

was just a really scary situation. I

1:14:571:15:05

have never obviously gone through

that before.

1:15:051:15:11

Hearing your description and seeing

these pictures, it is extraordinary

1:15:111:15:14

how quickly people find themselves

in genuine difficulties. 17 still

1:15:141:15:18

missing, and 17 confirmed dead

already.

Things change so quickly.

1:15:181:15:23

By the time we made a decision, or

let me back up for a second, when we

1:15:231:15:30

were at the exit, the reason we

couldn't go further as we ended up

1:15:301:15:34

seeing at least eight to ten feet of

water rushing down towards the

1:15:341:15:40

ocean. At that point we realised

things have changed so quickly, it

1:15:401:15:44

wasn't at a few minutes between the

time I got onto the freeway that we

1:15:441:15:48

saw the wall of water that came

through, and we realised we were

1:15:481:15:55

trapped and we would have to wait.

Everything happened so quickly. It

1:15:551:16:00

was just really, really scary for

us.

Thank you for your time,

1:16:001:16:05

recounting your experience for us.

We are glad you are safe and well.

1:16:051:16:11

It's 07:16 and you're watching

Breakfast from BBC News.

1:16:111:16:14

The main stories this morning: Plans

to curb the use of plastic in the UK

1:16:141:16:18

will be unveiled by

Theresa May this morning.

1:16:181:16:20

She'll announce that all avoidable

plastic waste must be

1:16:201:16:23

stopped by 2042.

1:16:231:16:23

Rescue teams are continuing

to search for survivors

1:16:231:16:26

after mudslides swept away hundreds

of homes in southern California.

1:16:261:16:28

17 people are now

confirmed to have died.

1:16:281:16:33

We were talking about Theresa May's

25 year plan to curb the use of

1:16:431:16:48

plastics in the UK. Lots of you have

been commenting. Desmond says, I

1:16:481:16:53

think we should leave all

unnecessary packaging at went on

1:16:531:16:56

sale in shops. This is one of those

arguments, that fruit and vegetables

1:16:561:17:00

are necessarily wrapped up. One of

the other plans Theresa May is

1:17:001:17:03

putting forward is plastic free

aisles, so you can go to an aisle

1:17:031:17:10

and there will be nothing encased in

plastic.

Our cameras are down at

1:17:101:17:14

Weston-Super-Mare this morning,

looking at some of those beaches,

1:17:141:17:16

everybody is familiar with them, you

walk down the beach and see these

1:17:161:17:20

plastic items. They are causing real

problems. Michelle has been in

1:17:201:17:24

touch, tracing its back 12 steps,

asking why somebody doesn't

1:17:241:17:28

challenge the packaging industry.

Surely they have a role to play? So

1:17:281:17:32

many people draw a -- draw attention

to unnecessarily packaged items,

1:17:321:17:38

when things can be served loose.

Patricia picks up on that point as

1:17:381:17:42

well. Laurie says he visited Chesil

Beach a while ago and was horrified

1:17:421:17:47

at the huge amounts of rubbish

washed up on there, far worse than

1:17:471:17:51

any other beach she had seen. And

will be crossing back down to

1:17:511:17:55

Weston-Super-Mare regulator.

Time to

have a chat with Carol, who has the

1:17:551:18:00

weather pictures for us. Lots of

places are really suffering with fog

1:18:001:18:04

this morning, it can be very nasty,

can't it?

1:18:041:18:07

this morning, it can be very nasty,

can't it?

1:18:071:18:08

Absolutely right, and we have a lot

of fog this morning, across the

1:18:101:18:14

Central Lowlands of Scotland,

north-east England, Northern

1:18:141:18:18

Ireland, Wales, headings was the

south-west. Some of that is dense.

1:18:181:18:22

Wheels have fog in Lincolnshire and

East Anglia. -- we also have fog.

1:18:221:18:27

That is now starting to lift. You

may still find that it impacts on

1:18:271:18:32

your travel. You can find out what

is happening where you are on your

1:18:321:18:36

local BBC Radio station. Across

Northern Ireland this morning it is

1:18:361:18:39

a cloudy start. We have patchy fog

around and some of it is dense like

1:18:391:18:43

yesterday. Some of it will not lift.

If you are stuck underneath it your

1:18:431:18:47

maximum temperatures will be close

to freezing. It is -5 at the moment

1:18:471:18:51

in the Highlands. North-west

Scotland, although it will be a

1:18:511:18:53

sunny start there, there is frost

around. The rest of Scotland is

1:18:531:18:57

cloudy with that fog that I

mentioned. We also have fog across

1:18:571:19:01

north-west England and Manchester

area. Also through the Midlands,

1:19:011:19:04

Wales, the south-west of England.

Some of this is freezing fog,

1:19:041:19:08

something else to be aware of. But

it isn't everywhere. So you will run

1:19:081:19:12

into this patchy fog if you are

driving. It is the same across will

1:19:121:19:15

check, heading across the M4

corridor. At the western end we have

1:19:151:19:19

the fog, and on the eastern head we

have lots of cloud and light rain

1:19:191:19:23

and drizzle. -- eastern end. East

Anglia is seeing the fog lift, as it

1:19:231:19:28

is in Lincolnshire. Out towards the

west will also see the fog slowly

1:19:281:19:31

lift through the morning. I

mid-morning it might have lifted

1:19:311:19:34

into low cloud but it will continue

to break and we will see sunny skies

1:19:341:19:38

developing across much of western

Scotland. Also through Northern

1:19:381:19:42

Ireland, north-west England and

Wales, and the south-west. Don't

1:19:421:19:45

forget, this is where we have the

fog. Where it lingers, you will have

1:19:451:19:49

a gloomy day. Temperatures not in

great shape in Glasgow, only two. We

1:19:491:19:53

are looking at a high of eight

degrees in London, nine degrees in

1:19:531:19:56

the Channel Islands. Through the

evening and overnight there will

1:19:561:19:59

still be cloud around. Further fog

patches forming. Not as widespread

1:19:591:20:02

as the situation we have this

morning. There will also be frost

1:20:021:20:06

round. These temperatures tell you

what you can expect in towns and

1:20:061:20:11

cities, but in rural areas it will

be lower. Tomorrow we begin on a

1:20:111:20:15

cloudy note once again with frost

and also fog. The fog should lift

1:20:151:20:19

into low cloud and generally,

tomorrow will be quite cloudy. The

1:20:191:20:23

cloud is thick enough here and

there, forcing drizzle. We do expect

1:20:231:20:26

some brighter breaks, through parts

of Wales and down through

1:20:261:20:29

Gloucestershire, will ship, heading

down towards Dorset. Then, as we go

1:20:291:20:34

towards Friday and into Saturday, we

have a weather front approaching. As

1:20:341:20:37

it comes in from the west it will

produce rain across Northern Ireland

1:20:371:20:41

and parts of Wales, south-west

England, western Scotland. But it

1:20:411:20:44

doesn't advance much further east

than that, even on Saturday, it

1:20:441:20:47

tends to die in situ. Look at those

isobars, really squeeze. We have

1:20:471:20:54

another weather front, so late on

Sunday we will see wet and windy

1:20:541:20:57

weather coming in from the west. For

much of England and Wales, it will

1:20:571:21:01

remain dry.

1:21:011:21:03

Thank you, Carol.

1:21:061:21:09

You might remember a couple

of months ago here on Breakfast

1:21:091:21:12

we told you about a group

of teenagers from Tottenham

1:21:121:21:15

who were awarded a prestigious

sailing award, nothing remarkable

1:21:151:21:17

about that you might think,

except for the fact that four years

1:21:171:21:21

ago not one of them had

set foot on a boat.

1:21:211:21:24

Montel Fagan-Jordan has just

received the Young Sailor

1:21:241:21:26

of the Year Award following in

the footsteps of Ben Ainslie

1:21:261:21:29

and Ellen MacArthur.

1:21:291:21:30

He's here now along with his award,

and his teacher Jon Holt,

1:21:301:21:33

who sparked his interest in sailing.

1:21:331:21:38

First of all, congratulations.

Thank

you.

You can see the awards just in

1:21:381:21:44

front of us here. Rather

magnificent. We mentioned the

1:21:441:21:47

previous recipients, you are an

esteemed company.

I guess so, you

1:21:471:21:52

see people who have done it before

and they have done it years before

1:21:521:21:56

me, and you really see the standard

where I am outright now, and what I

1:21:561:22:00

aiming to achieve in the future. --

where I am at right now. Because I

1:22:001:22:05

look at these people on what they

went on to do.

It is remarkable.

1:22:051:22:09

Just go back to muscle viewers were

not familiar with this story, you

1:22:091:22:13

had the opportunity, presented to

you by your teacher, of getting

1:22:131:22:17

involved in a competition to go

sailing. Right at the beginning,

1:22:171:22:21

before you did anything, what we

thinking?

I was thinking that we

1:22:211:22:28

were not going to achieve as much as

we did end up achieving, in the time

1:22:281:22:33

we had. I thought we might just Raso

times and do quite well. Or just

1:22:331:22:37

compete and have fun. But we went so

far, we want certain races, and we

1:22:371:22:42

competed in high-level races, with

different boats and in different

1:22:421:22:46

regions. We realise the standards we

have reached now.

It is remarkable,

1:22:461:22:50

the standards you have reached.

John, it started out with a boat, a

1:22:501:22:54

boat for £1000, bought online?

£500,

actually, bought off eBay. The

1:22:541:23:00

students and myself saw it and

bought it for the school. They

1:23:001:23:05

sailed more and more on different

ships.

And this is because you sail,

1:23:051:23:09

you have a passion for this?

A more

amateur level, yes.

Wherever you are

1:23:091:23:15

from, if you are from the city, you

are in London in Tottenham, it is

1:23:151:23:20

not actually very close to sailing

clubs, I would imagine.

No. We have

1:23:201:23:24

to travel to the south coast, down

to the harbour in Southampton every

1:23:241:23:28

time we sail. But where Montel has

shone through is that he has done

1:23:281:23:33

every single one of those weekends.

Even when there were weekends which

1:23:331:23:37

were four of the year groups, he

asked if he could come along. And he

1:23:371:23:41

has essentially had a series of very

intense sailing experiences and that

1:23:411:23:44

is him rising to the top of his

group and becoming the most pushed

1:23:441:23:48

sailor.

Montel, I'm fascinated by

what it was like for you, the first

1:23:481:23:53

time you set foot on a boat. You

remember it? Where were you?

The

1:23:531:23:57

first time I set foot on a boat was

probably the dinghy in the harbour,

1:23:571:24:01

where we did the basics such as

tacking, going up and down, just

1:24:011:24:06

doing the basics.

Some people might

be thinking you would be very

1:24:061:24:09

nervous at that point and wondering

whether or not this was for you. Did

1:24:091:24:13

you instantly have some kind of...

Did it works you, instantly, being

1:24:131:24:16

on the ocean?

When I was a young

boy, I always liked it. Basically,

1:24:161:24:22

it was just having fun on the water,

basically. I enjoyed it quite a lot.

1:24:221:24:26

How did your parents react to you

taking up sailing? Because I can

1:24:261:24:30

imagine among your friends, probably

it wasn't the first thing that most

1:24:301:24:34

people were doing, going sailing.

Well, my mum and dad weren't so sure

1:24:341:24:38

about it. They didn't are much about

it. When they saw me doing quite

1:24:381:24:42

well lighted, they will more lenient

to me to go and do this in the

1:24:421:24:47

competition, at a high level, and go

to places like Miami and compete

1:24:471:24:52

over there. So when they see the

benefits of it, they are more happy

1:24:521:24:58

for me to do these sorts of things.

And they have become more

1:24:581:25:03

supportive.

Some great pictures. I

will put you in the rather

1:25:031:25:08

embarrassing position of talking

about your teacher, who is sitting

1:25:081:25:11

next to you. My impression is that

none of this would have happened to

1:25:111:25:14

you weren't not for him, is that

fair to say?

Yeah, that is quite

1:25:141:25:18

fair to say. Certainly with the

project, doing the sailing trips in

1:25:181:25:23

the harbour is a school trip, and

seeing the potential of me and the

1:25:231:25:27

other people and my crew, we have to

commend him for what he did.

John,

1:25:271:25:35

what next? You have seen Montel in

achieving just four years. What are

1:25:351:25:40

you expecting or hoping for now?

So,

the project itself is becoming more

1:25:401:25:44

sustainable. What I am hoping for

and what is happening is that Montel

1:25:441:25:49

is hoping to inspire the younger

students. This afternoon he is going

1:25:491:25:52

to the London boat show, and I think

the younger students who want to do

1:25:521:25:57

what he has done will be there as

well. So now we have a large number

1:25:571:26:01

of students in the school who sail.

We plan for us is to make the

1:26:011:26:06

project sustainable, with large

numbers of students sailing, and

1:26:061:26:08

then trying to get it, to support

individuals like Montel to come

1:26:081:26:12

through and shine.

And if we were to

say the word Olympics...?

Yeah.

What

1:26:121:26:18

would that mean for you?

It would be

a goal for me to try to achieve, to

1:26:181:26:24

get there. If the opportunity comes,

definitely. That you have to work

1:26:241:26:27

hard, I will have to push myself to

get to that level.

But that is what

1:26:271:26:32

you are going to do, isn't it?

Definitely.

We wish you well.

I

1:26:321:26:35

think we will be seeing you. And

graduations. Thank you so much.

It

1:26:351:26:43

is 726 a.m. , if I can see past the

sail on the trophy. Time to get the

1:26:431:30:09

in half an hour.

1:30:091:30:10

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

1:30:101:30:11

Hello, this is Breakfast,

1:30:151:30:16

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

Stayt.

1:30:161:30:19

Good Morning, here's a summary

1:30:191:30:21

of today's main stories from BBC

News.

1:30:211:30:27

The Prime Minister will unveil

a pledge to stop all avoidable

1:30:271:30:30

plastic waste by 2042

later this morning.

1:30:301:30:32

Two ideas among the proposals

include asking every

1:30:321:30:34

supermarket to have an aisle

of goods with no plastic wrappings

1:30:341:30:37

as well as extending the five pence

charge for carrier bags

1:30:371:30:40

to all retailers.

1:30:401:30:41

Environmentalists say

the plans are worthless,

1:30:411:30:43

unless they are written into law.

1:30:431:30:48

Hospitals have run out

of beds and can't cope,

1:30:481:30:51

health bosses are warning.

1:30:511:30:52

NHS providers which represent

acute hospitals and

1:30:521:30:54

ambulance services in England said

hospitals cannot meet standards

1:30:541:30:56

of care without more money.

1:30:561:30:57

The Department of

Health and social care

1:30:571:30:59

says the NHS was given

priority in the last budget.

1:30:591:31:08

We have now clearly reached

the point where the NHS cannot meet

1:31:081:31:12

the standards of care

that we would all of us at the NHS,

1:31:121:31:15

ministers included, want to provide.

1:31:151:31:17

So the key question is do

we abandon those standards,

1:31:171:31:19

and none of us in the NHS want to do

that, or does the government make

1:31:191:31:24

the decisions that it needs to make

about the long-term funding and it

1:31:241:31:27

needs to make those

the systems quickly.

1:31:271:31:29

17 people have been killed

by mudslides and flash floods

1:31:291:31:32

in Southern California.

1:31:321:31:33

Hundreds of rescuers

are searching though wreckage

1:31:331:31:35

for more than a dozen

missing people.

1:31:351:31:37

The latest extreme weather has hit

Santa Barbara, and Montecito.

1:31:371:31:37

Earlier we spoke to macro day one,

resident, who voluntarily left his

1:31:471:31:51

home earlier this week. -- to Luis

Yanez.

1:31:511:31:56

I was able to grab one of his hands,

pull them a little closer to me and

1:31:561:32:01

then I use my weight to lean back.

At the same time I grabbed his

1:32:011:32:05

second hand and I was quickly able

to get him out of the mud. We did...

1:32:051:32:11

I did the same thing with the

mother. It happened so quickly. They

1:32:111:32:16

were sinking and it was just a

really scary situation I've never

1:32:161:32:22

obviously gone through before.

1:32:221:32:26

Police in Paris are hunting two

armed robbers who stole jewellery

1:32:261:32:29

worth millions of pounds

from the city's Ritz hotel.

1:32:291:32:32

Armed with small axes,

thieves smashed windows to gain

1:32:321:32:34

access to display cases,

before snatching the jewels

1:32:341:32:36

from the ground floor of the hotel.

1:32:361:32:38

Three people were arrested

while trying to flee the scene.

1:32:381:32:41

Prince Harry has yet

to ask his brother to be his best

1:32:411:32:44

man, the Duke of Cambridge

revealed last night.

1:32:441:32:46

William was discussing Harry's

upcoming wedding to Meghan Markle

1:32:461:32:49

at a charity event.

1:32:491:32:50

Former footballer Rio Ferdinand

asked about the date clash

1:32:501:32:52

with the FA Cup final, the Prince

joked that he was still working

1:32:521:32:56

on a solution.

1:32:561:32:57

It's a big decision,

are we going to Wembley

1:32:571:32:59

or are we going to...?

1:32:591:33:00

LAUGHTER

1:33:001:33:05

You've touched on

something there, Rio!

1:33:051:33:06

Still working it out,

I'll have to see what we can do.

1:33:061:33:10

I think having that person

there is kind of apt when

1:33:101:33:13

you talk about best man culture,

that relationship you have...

1:33:131:33:15

He hasn't asked me yet.

1:33:151:33:17

It could be a sensitive issue.

1:33:171:33:28

Fay white be the first family to

have a big sporting occasion clash

1:33:281:33:32

with a wedding because it is

Saturday. They often do.

Or the

1:33:321:33:39

first family to have the brother as

the best man.

Still hasn't actually

1:33:391:33:43

been asked at smack I like to call a

bit -- still has naturally been

1:33:431:33:52

asked. I like to cause a bit of

mischief in the morning -- still

1:33:521:33:56

hasn't actually been asked.

In the

couple of minutes it took for the

1:33:561:34:02

Arsenal Chelsea League Cup sa

semi-final to happen, a couple of

1:34:021:34:08

minutes were lost while the VAR were

consulted, the fans had to amuse

1:34:081:34:12

themselves.

Referee is on the pitch,

he asks for the material to be

1:34:121:34:18

reviewed, but to do that he runs off

the pitch.

He can do. Last night he

1:34:181:34:22

didn't look at the monitor, there's

a monitor at the side of the pitch

1:34:221:34:27

for the referee to look at if the

guy reviewing the footage says you

1:34:271:34:31

need to look at this, he can jog off

to the side of the pitch and have a

1:34:311:34:36

look at it but last night he said,

can I have a review please visit the

1:34:361:34:40

guy in the review room, back near

Heathrow Airport, he said your

1:34:401:34:45

decision is correct -- can I have a

review please? The fans didn't get

1:34:451:34:51

to see anything so that's the

criticism, there could be these

1:34:511:34:55

pauses now when VAR becomes more

regular, and they have to amuse

1:34:551:34:59

themselves.

1:34:591:35:02

A boring night last night.

1:35:021:35:03

Chelsea drew the first leg

of their EFL Cup Semi-Final

1:35:031:35:06

with Arsenal 0-0 last night.

1:35:061:35:08

There were two chances to see

the new video assistant

1:35:081:35:10

referee system in action.

1:35:101:35:11

Martin Atkinson used it both times

1:35:111:35:13

to check potential penalty calls

in each half.

1:35:131:35:15

On both occasions, though,

he was satisfied with his initial

1:35:151:35:18

decision to not award a penalty.

1:35:181:35:20

England struggled for quick bowlers

of course during the Ashes

1:35:201:35:22

so they recalled one

of their fastest order

1:35:221:35:31

so they recalled one

of their fastest for

1:35:311:35:33

the two-Test series

against New Zealand.

1:35:331:35:35

Mark Wood returns after injury

and also named is Lancashire batsmen

1:35:351:35:38

Liam Livingstone who has impressed

for England's second side

1:35:381:35:40

over the winter.

1:35:401:35:41

Gary Ballance is dropped

and James Vince retains

1:35:411:35:43

his place in the squad.

1:35:431:35:45

Former World light-welterweight

champion Amir Khan says his

1:35:451:35:47

appearance on I'm a Celebrity Get Me

Out Of Here helped him decide

1:35:471:35:50

to make a boxing comeback.

1:35:501:35:52

He's joined Eddie Hearn's promotion

company for his first

1:35:521:35:54

fight in nearly two years,

which will be in April in Liverpool.

1:35:541:35:58

He claims going into the jungle

allowed him to be himself in public

1:35:581:36:01

for the first time.

1:36:011:36:05

Maybe around fight times you're

going to be anxious,

1:36:051:36:08

you're going to be nervous,

maybe people saw more of that

1:36:081:36:11

than the real side of me

and they thought he's

1:36:111:36:13

a bit arrogant.

1:36:131:36:14

I had to be confident in front

of my opponent because otherwise

1:36:141:36:25

he is going to think,

"Who's this wimp I'm fighting?"

1:36:251:36:28

So I had to be a little bit tough.

1:36:281:36:30

I think people got to see the real

side of me away from the boxing ring

1:36:301:36:34

and took a liking to me.

1:36:341:36:36

So it's lovely to come back and have

so much love from the British crowd.

1:36:361:36:40

Chris Froome will still be able

to represent his country

1:36:401:36:43

while his adverse

1:36:431:36:44

drugs test is being

investigated.

1:36:441:36:45

The chief executive of British

cycling says the four-time

1:36:451:36:48

Tour de France winner will be

available for selection even though

1:36:481:36:51

he had excessive levels

of medication he takes

1:36:511:36:53

for his asthma in his body

during last year's Vuelta a Espana.

1:36:531:36:56

Of course it's a blow

reputationally, not just

1:36:561:36:58

to the organisation,

but to the rider and it's been

1:36:581:37:01

a challenging time both for Chris

and for cycling in general

1:37:011:37:04

to deal with that.

1:37:041:37:05

In the months ahead he's got

an opportunity to prove why that

1:37:051:37:08

finally took place.

1:37:081:37:12

It seemed a strange change of sports

for former Chelsea and Tottenham

1:37:121:37:16

boss Andre Villas Boas but his run

in the Dakar Rally has ended.

1:37:161:37:19

He quit a job in China

in November to take part

1:37:191:37:22

in the desert rally in South America

but his race came to an end

1:37:221:37:26

when he crashed into a sand dune.

1:37:261:37:28

He injured his back

and while he was airlifted

1:37:281:37:30

to hospital for checks,

he didn't have any broken bones.

1:37:301:37:43

He's already on the sand dune and

then...

You can see from the

1:37:431:37:47

pictures he gets stuck in a dip, the

compression bouncing down into the

1:37:471:37:51

dip and smashing into the up slope

on the other side but he didn't have

1:37:511:37:55

any broken bones despite being

airlifted to hospital. There's been

1:37:551:37:59

a couple of major crashes in the

Dakar Rally. The leader crashed out

1:37:591:38:05

yesterday, Sam Sutherland from

Poole, but he seems OK even though

1:38:051:38:08

he injured his back. There he is,

stuck in the whole.

I did think sand

1:38:081:38:13

dunes would be soft. Charlie said

they were soft. I said they were

1:38:131:38:20

soft, Charlie said you shouldn't be

shocked to hit one because they are

1:38:201:38:24

on loads of them!

It is a desert

race. Not surprising that you are

1:38:241:38:28

involved in a collision on the sand.

All collisions are on are on sand

1:38:281:38:32

dunes in the Dakar Rally.

And

they're not soft!

1:38:321:38:36

This winter is shaping

up to be a tough one

1:38:361:38:38

for the National Health Service

with reports of a lack of beds,

1:38:381:38:41

overcrowded Accident and Emergency

rooms and queues of ambulances

1:38:411:38:44

parked outside unable

to hand over patients.

1:38:441:38:46

It's led health chiefs to issue

one of their strongest

1:38:461:38:49

warnings yet about the strain

being faced by the NHS in England.

1:38:491:38:52

Let's discuss this with

Doctor Fari Ahmad and in our London

1:38:521:38:57

newsroom, Chris Hopson,

Chief Executive of NHS Providers,

1:38:571:38:59

which lobbies the Government

on behalf of hospital

1:38:591:39:01

and ambulance trusts.

1:39:011:39:09

Thanks for joining us, Chris Hopson.

What is different today that you are

1:39:091:39:14

seeing, what stage is the NHS at

that prompted you to say what you're

1:39:141:39:18

saying today?

We've reached a

watershed moment in the NHS history,

1:39:181:39:22

about 14 years ago we introduce a

set of constitutional standards

1:39:221:39:26

which we think are good, not

perfect, but a good proxy for the

1:39:261:39:30

quality of care you and I would want

for ourselves and our relatives and

1:39:301:39:34

they cover things like 90 the 95% of

patients seen in four hours in A&E,

1:39:341:39:39

not waiting longer than 18 weeks for

elective surgery and what we're

1:39:391:39:45

saying is we've reached a watershed

because now for the first time in

1:39:451:39:48

NHS history since those targets were

introduced we can no longer meet

1:39:481:39:52

them. Last year we missed all four

of the key targets, but even worse

1:39:521:39:56

than that we set a recovery

trajectory last March to recover the

1:39:561:40:02

A&E standard and it's clear because

of what happened this winter that we

1:40:021:40:05

won't reach that so we've reached a

point where we have to make a

1:40:051:40:09

choice, which is do we want to

preserve those standards, which is

1:40:091:40:13

what everyone in the NHS would want,

or do we abandon them and the only

1:40:131:40:17

way we can preserve those standards

is if the NHS and the health and

1:40:171:40:21

care system more widely gets the

long-term funding settlement it

1:40:211:40:24

needs. We have a decision, do we

increase funding for the NHS or

1:40:241:40:31

abandon those standards?

Of the

Department for Health and social

1:40:311:40:34

care has acknowledged the pressure

in A&E particularly, flu rates are

1:40:341:40:38

going up, that's why they said they

announced the largest single

1:40:381:40:42

increase in Doctor Platt, training

places in the history of the NHS to

1:40:421:40:47

25% expansion, isn't that

contributing to a long-term

1:40:471:40:50

solution?

Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary

of State for social and healthcare,

1:40:501:40:56

said yesterday in the House of

Commons in a debate that he

1:40:561:40:59

recognised we do have to make

decisions about the long-term

1:40:591:41:02

funding of the health and care

system and he himself said that

1:41:021:41:06

we're going to needs it never can be

more money than we are currently

1:41:061:41:09

planning to put in. The office of

budget responsibility, which is the

1:41:091:41:14

government's own body, said if we

want to cope with the rising demand

1:41:141:41:18

that comes from an ageing population

and meet the standards we've put in

1:41:181:41:23

the NHS Constitution, the NHS budget

has to rise from the current £120

1:41:231:41:29

billion to £153 billion by 21/22,

and that means a 4% increase on

1:41:291:41:35

average every year, but we're only

currently scheduled for a 1%

1:41:351:41:39

increase in. What I'm saying is, and

it's pretty clear and the evidence

1:41:391:41:43

is incontrovertible, we've reached

the point where we can no longer

1:41:431:41:46

meet the NHS constitutional

standards and so we have to make a

1:41:461:41:51

decision this year about the

long-term funding settlement for the

1:41:511:41:54

health and care settlement, and if

we don't put in more money we can't

1:41:541:41:59

meet those NHS constitutional

standards. It's really quite simple.

1:41:591:42:03

As you said, Jeremy Hunt has said

longer term funding is needed by

1:42:031:42:07

£2.8 billion over the next three

years, 1% rise each year, as you've

1:42:071:42:11

mentioned, something has to go if

the money isn't found in. The money

1:42:111:42:15

doesn't appear to be on offer any

more than what I've just said all

1:42:151:42:20

the numbers you've reflected, so

what's going to go?

What we're

1:42:201:42:23

saying is the government needs to

make a decision this year by budget,

1:42:231:42:28

by November budget, about what it's

going to do over the longer term.

1:42:281:42:32

What Jeremy Hunt himself is saying

is let's have a 10-year settlement,

1:42:321:42:36

and yes, you're absolutely right,

the NHS will kind of have to muddle

1:42:361:42:41

through for the rest of this year

and maybe next while that new

1:42:411:42:44

long-term settlement comes in, but

it still doesn't take away from that

1:42:441:42:48

basic point that we've now reached a

watershed moment and we have to make

1:42:481:42:51

some decisions about whether or not

we want to put more money into our

1:42:511:42:56

healthcare system or whether we

accept the fact we can't meet the

1:42:561:42:59

standards that have been in place

for 13 years.

Chris Hopson, Chief

1:42:591:43:04

Executive of NHS Providers, thanks

for your time. Listening to that

1:43:041:43:09

with us is Doctor Fari Ahmad. You

are a GP?

That's right.

What area do

1:43:091:43:14

you work in, give us a picture?

I

work in Cheshire, it is a mixed

1:43:141:43:19

semirural area.

When you listen to

the words of the NHS Providers, the

1:43:191:43:26

organisation that oversees hospitals

and other care work, they're saying

1:43:261:43:30

effectively we have a government in

denial, the evidence is

1:43:301:43:34

incontrovertible at the point we are

in. What do you take that to mean?

I

1:43:341:43:41

think basically he's expressing

what's going on on the ground and

1:43:411:43:44

has been going on for a while now. I

think we were struggling to meet

1:43:441:43:49

targets before winter came and

before the flu came, and this is has

1:43:491:43:54

just made everything so much worse.

Everyone I speak to is struggling,

1:43:541:44:02

the GPs, paramedics, A&E, hospitals,

the pressure has gone up and we knew

1:44:021:44:06

this was coming. People were saying

we're going to struggle, we're

1:44:061:44:11

struggling before winter starts, we

will need more funding, more

1:44:111:44:15

planning and hey, it's not happened.

Help us with this, it's not the

1:44:151:44:21

first time, many people are saying,

you know what, last week there was

1:44:211:44:26

another NHS in crisis story, before

that, last year. What's different

1:44:261:44:30

about this point in time? What's

different about the government

1:44:301:44:34

response, or lack of it, because the

senses when you talk to the Health

1:44:341:44:38

Secretary and he says we appreciate

there are long-term issues, we hear

1:44:381:44:43

about the 10-year plan. I'm guessing

from your reaction, what do you make

1:44:431:44:47

of what the government says when

experts, the organisations, or GPs

1:44:471:44:53

like yourself, say these things?

I

think the people playing politics

1:44:531:44:58

with people's health, it's not fair,

it's not on. People are saying,

1:44:581:45:03

we've given extra money and we've

done this, but the reality is the

1:45:031:45:07

NHS hasn't been funded as it should

have been for a few years now. There

1:45:071:45:13

have been cuts, they were cutting

the fat, they went beyond the fat,

1:45:131:45:17

think we're hitting bone now. I

think what you're seeing is

1:45:171:45:21

rationing, I think what you're

seeing is a limited amount of money

1:45:211:45:24

and people are having to queue up,

ambulances are queueing up, people

1:45:241:45:28

are struggling to get in to see

their GPs and that's because we need

1:45:281:45:32

more healthcare. We're having older

people, there's a big demand for

1:45:321:45:36

healthcare, sometimes people using

the NHS irresponsibly, we're

1:45:361:45:40

struggling to get people out of

hospital, they are well but they

1:45:401:45:44

don't have the social care to look

after them. It doesn't take a great

1:45:441:45:48

deal of amazing thinking to say, OK,

these other problems, let's work out

1:45:481:45:52

the solutions. People have been

saying this for a long time now. I'm

1:45:521:45:57

glad they're starting to listen but

I wish they would put some substance

1:45:571:46:01

behind their words.

Thanks very much

for your time this morning.

1:46:011:46:08

It's 07:45 and you're watching

Breakfast from BBC News.

1:46:081:46:12

Time to talk to Carol and find out

about the weather. Carroll, it has

1:46:121:46:16

been foggy this week. I was quite

shocked this morning.

1:46:161:46:20

There is a lot more this morning

then there has been. It is

1:46:221:46:27

extensive, across central and

south-western Scotland, Northern

1:46:271:46:31

Ireland, north-west England, Wales,

parts of the Midlands, south-west

1:46:311:46:34

England, Wiltshire, and now it is

slowly lifting across East Anglia

1:46:341:46:37

and Lincolnshire. It may will have

some impact on your travel

1:46:371:46:41

arrangements. Do stay tuned to

myself and also BBC local radio. We

1:46:411:46:46

will keep you up-to-date. What we

have as well as the fault is a lot

1:46:461:46:51

of cloud had eased. That is

producing light rain and drizzle.

1:46:511:46:55

Out west where we do have that fog,

most of that will lift as we go

1:46:551:46:59

through the morning, lifting into

low cloud and thinning and breaking.

1:46:591:47:02

Sunny skies developing. In some

places it will stick and if it

1:47:021:47:06

sticks where you are the temperature

will barely be above freezing. In

1:47:061:47:10

Northern Ireland, much like

yesterday, we have the fog to start

1:47:101:47:13

with. Most of that will lift but

there will be sticky patches as

1:47:131:47:17

well. NatWest Scotland, a cold and

frosty start, but sunshine from the

1:47:171:47:22

word go. -- north-west Scotland. Fog

across the north-west this morning,

1:47:221:47:26

most of that lifting and breaking

across Cumbria, for example. In

1:47:261:47:30

Wales, most of the fog will lift.

Again, some stubborn bits here and

1:47:301:47:35

there are. It will lead to sunny

skies and it is the same across

1:47:351:47:41

south-west England, temperatures

getting up to seven Celsius in

1:47:411:47:43

Plymouth. In the sunshine and light

winds it will feel rather nice.

1:47:431:47:47

Going further east we are back in

the cloud. Light rain and drizzle at

1:47:471:47:53

times. That extends up the east

coast towards Yorkshire. As we go

1:47:531:47:56

through the evening and overnight

there will be lots of cloud around.

1:47:561:48:00

Still some drizzle coming out of it.

Once again we will see some further

1:48:001:48:03

patchy fog forming. We do not

expected to be as widespread this

1:48:031:48:07

morning. The other thing is, it will

be a cold night, especially in rural

1:48:071:48:12

areas. You can see these

temperatures, 1-5, indicating what

1:48:121:48:17

you can expect in towns and cities.

There will be a touch of frost

1:48:171:48:21

around. So patchy fog tomorrow,

eventually lifting into low cloud

1:48:211:48:26

and breaking slightly, but still

thick enough for spots of drizzle.

1:48:261:48:30

There brighter skies are likely to

be across northern Scotland, west

1:48:301:48:34

Wales and around the Dorset and

Hampshire area. Look what is

1:48:341:48:37

happening in the Atlantic Ocean. A

weather front is heading our way.

1:48:371:48:40

That will introduce rain in Friday

and Saturday, in the west, and those

1:48:401:48:44

that pushes further east during

Saturday it will tend to die in

1:48:441:48:51

situ. Another system is coming

behind it, more potent, bringing wet

1:48:511:48:54

and windy weather from the west.

Late in the day, it will be dry for

1:48:541:48:59

much of England and Wales on Sunday.

1:48:591:49:02

The Prime Minister has described

the large quantities of plastic

1:49:051:49:08

pollution that affect our oceans,

beaches and sea life as one

1:49:081:49:11

of the greatest

scourges of our time.

1:49:111:49:13

Today, she'll make a number

of pledges to tackle

1:49:131:49:15

our plastic problem.

1:49:151:49:18

Some of you have been sending

in pictures of plastic rubbish

1:49:181:49:21

you've seen out and about.

1:49:211:49:22

Nigel sent us these photos,

an old packet of peanuts he found

1:49:221:49:26

while on a walk in

Weardale last week.

1:49:261:49:28

The date on the packet says 1986.

1:49:281:49:30

On the same walk Nigel also found

a bag of Tudor crisps from 1984.

1:49:301:49:34

He wanted to highlight that plastics

last a pretty long time.

1:49:341:49:37

Breakfast's Tim Muffett

is at Weston-super-Mare's beach

1:49:371:49:39

for us this morning to see how

locals are dealing with plastic

1:49:391:49:42

there.

1:49:421:49:52

That company, the company which made

those crisps, is out of business

1:49:591:50:03

now. That is how long it has been.

Yes, they were bought by Smith's,

1:50:031:50:08

and then they were bought by

Walker's.

So, let's go to

1:50:081:50:15

Weston-Super-Mare. A wide expanse

of, well, we stick all it marred

1:50:151:50:20

when I was little. An extraordinary

expanse of each. We can see in the

1:50:201:50:25

foreground of there, some of the

rubbish we are talking about? Good

1:50:251:50:29

morning to you from

Weston-Super-Mare. The tide is a

1:50:291:50:32

long way out at the moment but when

it comes in, look what it brings.

1:50:321:50:36

Plastic bottles, packaging, wet

wipes, this morning we will be

1:50:361:50:40

hearing about this Twitter five-year

plan spelt out by the government.

1:50:401:50:43

Some bold claims, the removal of all

unnecessary plastic waste by 2042.

1:50:431:50:49

Lots of people will be playing close

attention. Yesterday I met up with

1:50:491:50:53

the Dorset Devils. They are in

Bournemouth, and they were clearing

1:50:531:50:57

up the beach. I got a sense of what

they would like the government to

1:50:571:51:01

announce.

1:51:011:51:05

The Dorset Devils wish

they weren't needed,

1:51:051:51:07

but every day rubbish

is brought in by the tide.

1:51:071:51:10

They voluntarily clear it up.

1:51:101:51:11

No doubt it's getting worse

because it's becoming more evident

1:51:111:51:14

globally it's a problem,

it's a problem in the UK

1:51:141:51:17

but we are concerned about our patch

of Dorset and that's why

1:51:171:51:20

we are prepared to do our

bit at Dorset Devils.

1:51:201:51:23

We do find a lot of small pieces

of plastic, microplastic,

1:51:231:51:26

has been broken up by the waves

and wash back onto the beach.

1:51:261:51:29

The government is about to announce

its 25 year environment plan.

1:51:291:51:32

The Dorset Devils will be

paying close attention.

1:51:321:51:36

I'm forever picking up plastic

bottles and there's a plastic bottle

1:51:361:51:39

just coming on the tide.

1:51:391:51:44

What would you like

the government to announce?

1:51:441:51:46

I would like the government

to announce no more plastic bottles,

1:51:461:51:49

everyone should use

a recyclable container.

1:51:491:51:51

I'm also forever

picking up wet wipes.

1:51:511:51:52

Now, they go down the loo.

1:51:521:51:54

Tell people not to put

those down the toilet.

1:51:541:52:02

Is that going to happen,

do you think the government

1:52:021:52:04

is really going to announce

something that bold?

1:52:041:52:06

Probably not, probably not but I'd

like to think they might.

1:52:061:52:09

I would like the government to bring

pressure on the fast food industry,

1:52:091:52:13

make them think about how they're

packaging their fast food.

1:52:131:52:16

Try to cut out the packaging they're

using to keep it warm,

1:52:161:52:19

people are you eating fast food,

why would they want it to stay

1:52:191:52:23

warm in polystyrene?

1:52:231:52:29

It's not just plastics and packaging

that concern these volunteers.

1:52:291:52:32

I would like to see something

announced about renewable energy,

1:52:321:52:35

the government putting a big

emphasis on renewable energy,

1:52:351:52:38

rather than it being

an afterthought.

1:52:381:52:41

We're a country surrounded by sea

as well so wave power.

1:52:411:52:44

There's one clear message ahead

of today's announcement,

1:52:441:52:46

it's a big opportunity,

don't bottle it.

1:52:461:52:52

It's something doesn't happen now

to change what's in the oceans

1:52:521:52:55

and ocean floors, that is being

swept in, for the next generation

1:52:551:52:58

they'll be paddling in plastic

pieces, litter, water bottles,

1:52:581:53:05

and our generation are the one

that's just left it there and do

1:53:051:53:09

nothing about it.

1:53:091:53:21

The thoughts of the Dorset Devils in

Bournemouth. This morning we are in

1:53:211:53:27

North Somerset, Weston-Super-Mare.

Sarah is a volunteer here. What have

1:53:271:53:30

you found?

These are cotton buds

collected in just half an hour on

1:53:301:53:34

the stretch of beach.

What do you

want the government to announce this

1:53:341:53:37

morning?

Support to the grassroots

action which is all ready taking

1:53:371:53:40

place in communities like here in

Weston-Super-Mare, by legislation

1:53:401:53:43

for big businesses.

Thank you. David

is from the -- Debbie is from the

1:53:431:53:47

Chamber of Commerce. How realistic

is it to small businesses to move

1:53:471:53:51

away from plastic?

It will be harder

for small businesses, they don't

1:53:511:53:55

have the comfort of the corporate

brand. But if they can liaise with

1:53:551:53:58

their local chambers and we can put

them in touch with purchasing groups

1:53:581:54:02

to keep the costs down, I think that

will help a lot. But the chamber of

1:54:021:54:07

commerce can provide guidance.

What

would you like the government to

1:54:071:54:10

announce this morning, very briefly?

I would like to plastic will return

1:54:101:54:14

scheme.

Money given back to you when

you return a plastic bottle?

Yes,

1:54:141:54:18

the deposit scheme. That would be a

great boon, there are so many

1:54:181:54:23

bottles.

We will wait and see. Thank

you, Debbie and Sarah. All eyes are

1:54:231:54:27

on the government this morning for

this big announcement, a 25 year

1:54:271:54:30

plan for the environment.

Thank you, Tim. We will be speaking

1:54:301:54:37

to environment Secretary Michael

Gove later. Lots of people have been

1:54:371:54:40

getting in touch. The issue of

plastics that you can buy, why don't

1:54:401:54:44

the retailers put less things in

plastic containers.

And the people

1:54:441:54:47

who package them, of course.

1:54:471:54:50

It's a big day for retailers

as they tell us how they got on over

1:54:501:54:54

Christmas.

1:54:541:54:59

Some have done well and some have

not done so well. It is not just

1:54:591:55:03

about food and clothing, is it?

No, there are some surprises. Lots

1:55:031:55:07

of results to get through this

morning, there are some we have had

1:55:071:55:11

in the last hour.

1:55:111:55:12

There are so many to get through -

and some are good, some are bad.

1:55:121:55:16

So I've enlisted the help of retail

analyst Natalie Berg.

1:55:161:55:19

Good morning. Good morning.

Let's

start with Tesco, that is one we

1:55:191:55:22

always watch. Sainsbury's yesterday,

Tesco today. They said sales were up

1:55:221:55:26

2.3% in the third quarter.

Yes, some

positive news in what was a mixed

1:55:261:55:30

bag of results so far. We do have to

point out that Tesco will never turn

1:55:301:55:34

to its former glory. There has been

too much structural change in the

1:55:341:55:38

market with discounters and online

retail. But they are absolutely on

1:55:381:55:41

the path to recovery, I think. The

ship has been steadied and they are

1:55:411:55:45

doing the right things.

Good news is

that Tesco. Marks & Spencer,

1:55:451:55:49

different story. We have talked a

lot about clothing at sales falling

1:55:491:55:52

at Marks & Spencer. Clue -- food

savings have propped them up, but

1:55:521:55:58

now the double whammy, both are

down.

We have come to expect falling

1:55:581:56:02

figures in the sales market, Marks &

Spencer have been out of touch with

1:56:021:56:06

consumers for a long time. Their

real worry is the falling food

1:56:061:56:10

sales. Christmas is a time of year

when everybody trades up to premium

1:56:101:56:13

foods, and it should be a time of

year when Marks & Spencer does very

1:56:131:56:17

well in foods. But the decline in

sales, especially an inflationary

1:56:171:56:20

and diamond, is a real concern and

assign shoppers have gone elsewhere

1:56:201:56:23

for premium foods.

Speaking of

elsewhere, I want to talk about

1:56:231:56:26

House of Fraser. We have had an

update from them this morning. A

1:56:261:56:30

tough time to them. Sales down 2.9%,

the bosses call at disappointing.

1:56:301:56:33

The future looks tough.

Yes, all

department stores are having a

1:56:331:56:39

difficult time at the moment.

Amadeus, Debenhams are closing

1:56:391:56:42

stores. I don't think it is

unrealistic to say that we could see

1:56:421:56:47

a retailer like House of Fraser

disappear from the high street. We

1:56:471:56:50

have seen VHS go, we have seen

Woolworths go. It is not

1:56:501:56:56

unreasonable, but the future, I

think, will be fewer stalls or

1:56:561:56:59

smaller stores, to reflect the

change in shopping habits.

Time is

1:56:591:57:03

tight, but thank you to its planning

that, Natalie. We have had John

1:57:031:57:07

Lewis figures as well, 2.5% higher.

Black Friday was the biggest ever

1:57:071:57:11

sales they in John Lewis' history. I

will have more on that after eight

1:57:111:57:15

o'clock.

1:57:152:00:33

Bye for now.

2:00:332:00:36

Hello, this is Breakfast, with

Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.

2:00:382:00:40

Wiping out plastic waste -

2:00:402:00:42

the Prime Minister sets

out a 25-year plan.

2:00:422:00:44

Plastic-free aisles in supermarkets

2:00:442:00:45

are among the ideas

being put forward by Theresa May.

2:00:452:00:48

But critics say the proposals

lack urgency and detail.

2:00:482:00:55

Good morning,

it's Thursday 11th January.

2:01:092:01:13

Also this morning, one

of the strongest warnings yet

2:01:132:01:15

about the NHS in England.

2:01:152:01:16

This time, hospital bosses say

services are at breaking point

2:01:162:01:19

and that the Government

must spend more.

2:01:192:01:21

More lives are claimed by

the rivers of mud in California,

2:01:212:01:24

as hundreds of rescuers comb

through the wreckage.

2:01:242:01:28

An armed heist at the Ritz in Paris.

2:01:282:01:31

Jewellery worth millions of pounds

is seized

2:01:312:01:34

after five men smash

through a window with an axe.

2:01:342:01:39

It was a good Christmas

for Tesco and John Lewis,

2:01:392:01:41

but a tough time for M&S

and House of Fraser.

2:01:412:01:44

I'll run you through the latest

results from our biggest retailers

2:01:442:01:47

as they report how they fared

over the festive season.

2:01:472:01:51

In sport, the only interesting thing

2:01:512:01:54

about Chelsea versus

Arsenal last night?

2:01:542:01:56

The VAR was called into action

properly for the first time -

2:01:562:01:59

but no goals in the League Cup

semifinal first leg.

2:01:592:02:05

And Carol has the weather.

2:02:052:02:09

Good morning, many of us waking up

to patchy fog this morning, most of

2:02:092:02:13

it will lift, allowing sunshine to

develop in the West, but sticky

2:02:132:02:16

patches remaining. In the east, more

clout, light rain and drizzle at

2:02:162:02:22

times, more details in 15 minutes.

2:02:222:02:27

The Prime Minister is setting out

plans to tackle plastic pollution by

2:02:272:02:31

wiping out all avoidable waste by

2042. Two ideas among the proposals

2:02:312:02:37

include asking every supermarket to

have an I love goods with no plastic

2:02:372:02:41

wrappings, as well as extending the

charge for carrier bags to all

2:02:412:02:45

retailers in Ingram. -- aisle of

goods. But campaigners say these are

2:02:452:02:49

worthless unless they are written

into law. Here is environmental and

2:02:492:02:53

list Roger Harrabin.

2:02:532:02:55

A pod of short-finned pilot whales.

2:02:552:02:57

In the Atlantic waters off Europe,

as elsewhere, they have to share

2:02:572:02:59

the ocean with plastic.

2:02:592:03:03

There's huge public concern

about plastic litter

2:03:032:03:07

since David Attenborough's Blue

Planet series showed sea creatures

2:03:072:03:10

eating plastic waste.

2:03:102:03:16

The Prime Minister will surf

that wave of concern

2:03:162:03:20

with her first environment speech.

2:03:202:03:22

She's setting out a timetable

to abolish single-use plastics.

2:03:222:03:24

There'll be money for research

into smarter plastics and more

2:03:242:03:27

plastic-free aisles in supermarkets.

2:03:272:03:29

The countryside should also benefit

from the 25-year-old environment

2:03:292:03:31

plan also being published.

2:03:312:03:34

This is the UK's prime site

for nightingales in Kent.

2:03:342:03:36

The local council wants

to build much-needed homes

2:03:362:03:38

on part of this site.

2:03:382:03:41

But green groups are expecting

2:03:412:03:44

the Government to protect

existing sites like this.

2:03:442:03:48

They also want the Government

to follow its promise

2:03:482:03:50

to improve other areas degraded

by development or careless farming.

2:03:502:03:53

They want commitments

that ministers can't wriggle out of.

2:03:532:03:58

Environmentalists welcome

the Government's plans

2:03:582:03:59

to restore Britain's nature.

2:03:592:04:03

But the problem, they say,

is that so far it's just a plan.

2:04:032:04:12

To really convince them,

2:04:122:04:14

ministers would need

to introduce legislation,

2:04:142:04:15

and there seems no sign of that.

2:04:152:04:17

Roger Harrabin, BBC News, Kent.

2:04:172:04:19

Theresa May will make her speech

at 9:30 this morning.

2:04:192:04:23

She is calling the issue of plastics

one of the greatest

2:04:232:04:25

scourges of our times

and says we must reduce

2:04:252:04:27

the demand for plastic.

2:04:272:04:28

But there's already been

some criticism of the plan.

2:04:282:04:32

Greenpeace says this announcement

was billed as a major push

2:04:322:04:34

to tackle our plastic problem

but it looks more like

2:04:342:04:37

a missed opportunity.

2:04:372:04:38

The overall plastics plan

lacks urgency, detail and bite.

2:04:382:04:42

The most glaring gap is support

for deposit-return schemes,

2:04:422:04:46

where people get money back

for returning old empty bottles,

2:04:462:04:52

and that these are tried-and-tested

ways to keep plastic bottles

2:04:522:04:54

out of the environment and have

strong public backing.

2:04:542:04:58

We'll speak to the Environment

Secretary, Michael Gove, at 8:30

2:04:582:05:01

to ask if these proposals

go far enough.

2:05:012:05:09

The National Health Service has

failed to meet any of the standards

2:05:092:05:15

laid down in its own constitution,

that's according to NHS Providers,

2:05:152:05:17

the body which represents

front-line health trusts in England.

2:05:172:05:20

It is calling for an urgent

review of the service

2:05:202:05:23

as it believes hospitals

are unsafe and over-crowded.

2:05:232:05:28

Ministers say there are plans

in place to help it cope.

2:05:282:05:31

Our health correspondent

Dominic Hughes has more.

2:05:312:05:33

It's already been a tough few weeks

for the NHS across the UK.

2:05:332:05:37

Cold weather and a rising number

of flu cases have contributed

2:05:372:05:39

to pressures that A&E staff

have described as the worst

2:05:392:05:45

they've ever seen.

2:05:452:05:46

The Prime Minister and the First

Minister in Scotland have both had

2:05:462:05:50

to apologise to patients who've

faced cancelled operations

2:05:502:05:51

and long waits.

2:05:512:05:54

The pressure of winter on the NHS

has been unrelenting.

2:05:542:05:58

In Scotland, at the end of December,

just 78% of patients at A&E

2:05:582:06:01

were seen within four hours,

well below the 95% target.

2:06:012:06:07

Across the UK, the number of people

coming down with flu has increased

2:06:072:06:10

dramatically in recent weeks,

and many of the patients attending

2:06:102:06:14

A&E are older and sicker,

meaning they require more care.

2:06:142:06:19

Now, according to the organisation

that represents health providers,

2:06:192:06:22

such as hospitals and ambulance

trusts in England,

2:06:222:06:25

the whole service is at a watershed.

2:06:252:06:29

We have now clearly reached

the point where the NHS cannot meet

2:06:292:06:31

the standards of care that we would,

all of us at the NHS,

2:06:312:06:35

ministers included, want to provide.

2:06:352:06:36

So the key question is,

do we abandon those standards,

2:06:362:06:40

and none of us in the NHS want to

do that, or does the Government

2:06:402:06:43

make the decisions that it needs

to make about the long-term funding?

2:06:432:06:46

And it needs to make

those decisions quickly.

2:06:462:06:49

This is one of the strongest

warnings yet about the strain

2:06:492:06:52

being faced by the NHS this winter,

and it will add to the pressure

2:06:522:06:55

on ministers to build a consensus

over the long-term future

2:06:552:06:59

of the health and care service -

and to do so quickly.

2:06:592:07:02

Dominic Hughes, BBC News.

2:07:022:07:06

Victims of sex attacker John Worboys

have asked for him

2:07:062:07:08

to be banned from Greater London

when he leaves prison.

2:07:082:07:12

Worboys is thought to have carried

out more than 100 rapes and sexual

2:07:122:07:16

assaults on women in the capital.

2:07:162:07:17

The Parole Board decided

Worboys would be released

2:07:172:07:19

with stringent licence conditions

after he completed his sentence.

2:07:192:07:21

In 2009, he was convicted

of 19 offences

2:07:212:07:23

and ordered to serve

at least eight years in jail.

2:07:232:07:28

Rescue teams are searching

for survivors of the mudslides

2:07:282:07:31

that swept through Santa Barbara

County in southern California,

2:07:312:07:33

killing at least 17 people.

2:07:332:07:36

It's thought that

a similar number are missing.

2:07:362:07:40

Rains falling on hills

where wildfires had burned

2:07:402:07:43

resulted in streams of mud.

2:07:432:07:46

The latest extreme weather

has hit Santa Barbara,

2:07:462:07:48

Montecito and Carpinteria.

2:07:482:07:51

Our North America correspondent

James Cook reports.

2:07:512:07:56

In Montecito, they are still combing

the ruins looking for survivors,

2:07:562:07:58

but with every hour that passes,

hope fades.

2:07:582:08:09

The surge of mud and

debris was too powerful,

2:08:092:08:12

it consumed everything before it,

turning homes to matchwood.

2:08:122:08:14

It was just a very unexpected

explosion of water, rock,

2:08:142:08:16

cars, trees, metal, came

in without any warning really.

2:08:162:08:21

The sky lit up because some

buildings had blown up -

2:08:212:08:24

the gas mains, it turned out.

2:08:242:08:29

Here's all this fire going down,

fire going up, all this rain

2:08:292:08:33

coming down, and you wondered

what was happening.

2:08:332:08:34

It was an incredible experience.

2:08:342:08:36

More than 500 firefighters and

other rescue teams have been working

2:08:362:08:39

around the clock, hoping beyond hope

they can still save lives.

2:08:392:08:45

Parts of the town are still cut off,

2:08:452:08:48

but some residents have been

returning to inspect the damage.

2:08:482:08:54

The house being gone is just a

house, just some clothes

2:08:542:08:57

and a house, but in a neighbourhood

this small, every single name

2:08:572:09:00

that turns up is someone's

dad, cousin or teacher,

2:09:002:09:03

and that's got to be the worst

part of it all, I think.

2:09:032:09:07

We're just happy for

everyone that makes it.

2:09:072:09:08

The mudslide didn't just

claim lives,

2:09:082:09:10

it paralysed this

part of California.

2:09:102:09:12

This is the main motorway

along the Pacific coast,

2:09:122:09:15

the 101 freeway.

2:09:152:09:16

Police say it won't be open

until Monday at the earliest.

2:09:162:09:19

The trauma will last much longer.

2:09:192:09:21

James Cook, BBC News, Montecito.

2:09:212:09:28

Police in Paris are hunting two

armed robbers who stole jewellery

2:09:282:09:30

worth millions of pounds

from the city's Ritz hotel.

2:09:302:09:32

Armed with axes they smashed windows

on the ground floor,

2:09:322:09:35

before snatching the jewels.

2:09:352:09:36

Three people have been detained.

2:09:362:09:38

Dan Johnson reports.

2:09:382:09:44

A large police response outside

the Paris Ritz after a gang armed

2:09:442:09:47

with axes carried

out a violent raid.

2:09:472:09:52

It isn't just the Christmas

lights that sparkle here.

2:09:522:09:54

There are jewels on display to match

the wealth of the guests

2:09:542:09:57

of one of the world's most

exclusive hotels.

2:09:572:10:02

The robbers arrived in Place Vendome

on scooters at around 6pm

2:10:022:10:05

in the evening, smashing windows

on the ground floor of the hotel.

2:10:052:10:08

It is estimated they took

jewels worth £3.5 million.

2:10:082:10:13

But police officers

interrupted the raid,

2:10:132:10:14

arresting three of the five men.

2:10:142:10:18

Paris has seen this before.

2:10:182:10:22

In October 2016, US reality TV star

Kim Kardashian had a gun

2:10:222:10:27

pointed to her head as a gang stole

£9 million worth of her jewellery.

2:10:272:10:31

Only one piece was ever seen again.

2:10:312:10:36

It's not clear how much

was recovered from this latest raid.

2:10:362:10:39

Police are still searching

for two of the men involved.

2:10:392:10:42

Dan Johnson, BBC News.

2:10:422:10:45

In the last hour, some of the UK's

biggest retailers,

2:10:452:10:48

such as M&S, Tesco and John Lewis,

2:10:482:10:49

have been reporting how they did

over the Christmas period.

2:10:492:10:52

Ben's here with all the details.

2:10:522:10:58

Some good, some bad?

Yes,

coincidentally, our graphics could

2:10:582:11:04

it really helpful eat, Marks &

Spencer, House of Fraser less than

2:11:042:11:09

the others. Tesco said that sales

were up by 2.3%, just for the

2:11:092:11:19

Christmas bid, the bits that most of

us are keeping an eye on, sales up

2:11:192:11:23

nearly 2%. We talked a bit about

rising prices for food lately, and

2:11:232:11:27

they have said they will work with

suppliers to reduce food inflation.

2:11:272:11:32

They are saying that sounds like a

squeeze on supplies, lower your

2:11:322:11:36

costs, we will pass that on to

consumers, so a little bit of

2:11:362:11:39

concern about that, but we heard

from Sainsbury's yesterday, Tesco

2:11:392:11:43

results coming in much better.

Waitrose and John Lewis had a good

2:11:432:11:47

Christmas, John Lewis in fact said

that Black Friday, the day when lots

2:11:472:11:51

of stuff is discounted before the

holiday period, was its biggest ever

2:11:512:11:55

sales date in history, up by 7% on

that day. So they have had a pretty

2:11:552:12:04

good session, Waitrose saying sales

were up by 1.4%. Boohoo doing well,

2:12:042:12:07

almost doubling their revenue from

quite a low base.

That is all

2:12:072:12:11

online, isn't it?

All online,

clothing and that sort of stuff. But

2:12:112:12:15

Marks & Spencer, pretty dreadful,

normally we say that food sales went

2:12:152:12:20

up, clothing went down, but this

time both of them went down, so a

2:12:202:12:24

real concern for them, they will be

hoping for a boost from Meghan

2:12:242:12:28

Markle wearing those clothes,

hopefully that will be reflected in

2:12:282:12:31

their new figures. But House of

Fraser, we know it is struggling on

2:12:312:12:35

the high street, trying to find its

way, work out what it is, a civil

2:12:352:12:40

picture for Debenhams, their sales

were down pretty sharply too. Sales

2:12:402:12:46

down nearly 3% in the weeks before

Christmas. They have already said

2:12:462:12:49

they will reduce how much space they

have in those stores, may be close

2:12:492:12:54

basements and top floors, reduce

their rents, but a tale of two

2:12:542:12:57

halves, one is that did well and

ones that are struggling.

2:12:572:13:02

That's this morning's main news.

2:13:022:13:03

Carol will tell us what's

happening with the weather

2:13:032:13:06

in five minutes' time.

2:13:062:13:07

Lots of fog everywhere, be careful

if you're setting up thriving this

2:13:072:13:10

morning, more details later on. --

if you're thinking of driving this

2:13:102:13:18

morning.

2:13:182:13:19

The Mayor of London has warned

of dire consequences if Britain

2:13:192:13:21

is forced to leave the single market

after leaving the EU.

2:13:212:13:24

A new analysis of different Brexit

scenarios commissioned

2:13:242:13:26

by Sadiq Khan claims a hard Brexit -

in which Britain leaves

2:13:262:13:29

both the customs union

and single market -

2:13:292:13:31

could lead to

"a decade of lost growth".

2:13:312:13:33

The Mayor of London joins us

from our Westminster studio.

2:13:332:13:35

Sadiq Khan, thank you for joining us

this morning. This report you have

2:13:352:13:41

commissioned, this data you have

commissioned, it seems like the

2:13:412:13:43

negative is coming at more than the

positive, what is the point of this

2:13:432:13:47

in the terms that we 14 months from

leaving the EU?

Well, the Government

2:13:472:13:53

is embarking on the most important

negotiations in a generation, and

2:13:532:13:58

the impact will be felt by families

across the country for decades to

2:13:582:14:00

come. So I commissioned independent

economists, forecasters, to predict

2:14:002:14:09

the outcome, the impact of the

various scenarios the Government is

2:14:092:14:14

negotiating on. And the idea is to

see which scenario is the least

2:14:142:14:19

worst, or the best for London and

the country, and which scenario is

2:14:192:14:23

the worst. And the idea is a number

of things - firstly, to help guide

2:14:232:14:28

the Government to negotiate a deal

that is best for jobs, investment,

2:14:282:14:31

portrayed. But also so that the

British public and businesses are

2:14:312:14:36

aware of the impact of the various

scenarios the Government was working

2:14:362:14:41

on. The Government themselves have

not published an impact assessment,

2:14:412:14:44

and I think it is important for us

to have transparency.

2:14:442:14:52

I understand that. We don't know

where we are going. It is offering

2:14:522:14:57

lots of scenarios. I don't know why

that is helpful. The government is

2:14:572:15:01

trying to get the best deal but it

is in negotiation, nonetheless?

No,

2:15:012:15:07

the government has not made it

clear. If you no more than I do, I

2:15:072:15:10

would be glad to hear from you. Will

they stay in the Customs Union, will

2:15:102:15:16

they have a transition deal? What

these economists have done is

2:15:162:15:22

forecast what happens, for example,

if we stay in the single market and

2:15:222:15:25

the Customs Union, or we stay in one

and not the other, what happens if

2:15:252:15:31

we leave both after a transitional

deal... The idea is that the

2:15:312:15:40

government will know the

consequences of each of the options.

2:15:402:15:43

It means that you negotiate with

knowledge rather than negotiate

2:15:432:15:47

without knowing the consequences.

This is about the government

2:15:472:15:54

negotiating in the national interest

rather than party political

2:15:542:15:56

interest. I have published it so

everybody can see the consequences.

2:15:562:16:01

The worrying thing is that what is

good for London, because we have a

2:16:012:16:06

high concentration of high-value

sectors, we do less worse than the

2:16:062:16:09

country. So if people think that us

leaving the EU will lead to a

2:16:092:16:17

narrowing of inequalities, the bad

news is it doesn't.

You were four

2:16:172:16:22

remaining in the EU, weren't you?

I

was. I'm not going back to those

2:16:222:16:29

arguments. I accept we are leaving

the European Union. What I am trying

2:16:292:16:33

to do is be constructive and to say

to the government, we are leaving

2:16:332:16:36

the EU, you have an important job to

do, I will help you do your job and

2:16:362:16:41

these are the consequences according

to independent economists, used by

2:16:412:16:44

the government, by the way, by the

Bank of England, by the Chamber of

2:16:442:16:49

Commerce, these independent experts

are saying this about each of the

2:16:492:16:55

scenarios you are working on. I am

hoping that the negotiation the

2:16:552:16:58

government is doing is good for

London and the country.

You would

2:16:582:17:03

like a second referendum, wouldn't

you?

No, it's not on the table. My

2:17:032:17:09

job is to make sure I assist the

government in getting the best deal

2:17:092:17:12

for jobs, for investment and fur

trade.

Can we talk about,

2:17:122:17:21

specifically in London, I want to

talk about the release of John

2:17:212:17:25

Warboys, the taxi driver convicted

of a number of assaults. The Parole

2:17:252:17:33

Board has taken a look at its

decision to release this person, or

2:17:332:17:38

has been asked to take a look at it.

There are hopes that he will be

2:17:382:17:42

limited in terms of how much time he

spent in Greater London. Can you

2:17:422:17:45

give us any clarity?

I find the

decision astonishing. One of the

2:17:452:17:52

things that it confirms is that the

so-called victims' law doesn't work

2:17:522:17:57

in practice. You have got victims of

this man who were not even informed

2:17:572:18:00

he was going to be released, or

asked for their views. There were

2:18:002:18:06

literally women in London scared

about him being released from

2:18:062:18:10

custody. The Parole Board has many

questions to answer. My view is that

2:18:102:18:15

the Parole Board should reconsider

its decision to release this man,

2:18:152:18:20

particularly in the circumstances

where there appears to be other

2:18:202:18:22

cases for which he wasn't charged. I

think the CPS should be looking at

2:18:222:18:28

what they can be charged for those

other cases.

Have you got any power

2:18:282:18:33

to exclude him from Greater London

if he is released?

No, the bad news

2:18:332:18:38

is that as the mayor I don't have

the powers. The Parole Board and the

2:18:382:18:42

Ministry of Justice do have powers

to condition the terms of his

2:18:422:18:46

release. He will be released on

licence. That have to -- that can

2:18:462:18:52

have conditions. In other cases, for

example when there were control

2:18:522:18:56

orders around people suspected of

terrorist offences, it was possible

2:18:562:19:01

for them to have geographical

parameters put upon them. Similarly,

2:19:012:19:05

I can understand the concerns of

victims of this man being concerned

2:19:052:19:08

about there not being apparently

geographical parameters on this man.

2:19:082:19:15

The Parole Board have many questions

to answer.

Want to talk about

2:19:152:19:20

Theresa May's plan when it comes to

plastics. Do you think Londoners are

2:19:202:19:26

doing enough in terms of recycling

plastics, would do you think the

2:19:262:19:30

message is getting through that

alternative uses?

London has

2:19:302:19:41

believed in recycling, in reducing

use and in reducing. We are not

2:19:412:19:45

being helped by businesses, by

government and by local government

2:19:452:19:49

contracts with refuse collectors. A

25 year plan won't have an impact

2:19:492:19:54

this year, next year or in years to

come. I will make an announcement

2:19:542:19:59

shortly about this. I would like to

see more availability of public taps

2:19:592:20:03

for people to fill reusable bottles.

I want to see retailers giving

2:20:032:20:09

carrots and sticks so there is less

packaging. We have to change

2:20:092:20:15

behaviour of not just those in

London but around the country. That

2:20:152:20:19

means encouraging people to reuse

more. To reduce the use of various

2:20:192:20:24

things and to recycle, setting

targets for 25 years is not good

2:20:242:20:29

enough. It is inadequate.

Would you

consider banning plastic bottles

2:20:292:20:36

from the capital?

I want to make it

easier for people to fill reusable

2:20:362:20:40

bottles. It is sometimes not

possible for people to have them.

2:20:402:20:45

There may be a need to buy a bottle

of water. The idea is to reduce the

2:20:452:20:50

use of these by having more

accessible tabs available to members

2:20:502:20:53

of the public. -- taps. City Hall

has tabs available.

No -- no ban

2:20:532:21:04

them. An increase in plastic bottles

that are not reusable?

We want to

2:21:042:21:08

make it easier for people to refill

bottles so people don't want to buy

2:21:082:21:12

a plastic bottle of water. You want

to make them available not just a

2:21:122:21:19

public buildings but encourage the

private sector as well. Also, when

2:21:192:21:23

it comes to the public realm, when

it comes to planning, I want those

2:21:232:21:28

considering development to think

about having fountains again in

2:21:282:21:31

London. There are very good reasons

because of cuts been made to local

2:21:312:21:35

government why these things were

lost. I want to bring them back.

2:21:352:21:39

Thank you for talking to us. In

about ten minutes I will be speaking

2:21:392:21:45

to the environment Secretary,

Michael Gove, about those

2:21:452:21:49

announcements on plastics.

Let's find out what has been

2:21:492:21:56

happening with the weather. It has

been very foggy. I am hoping it is

2:21:562:21:59

clearing

2:21:592:22:00

been very foggy. I am hoping it is

clearing up from any of those?

2:22:002:22:02

For most, that is the case, yes.

Currently we have filed in Scotland,

2:22:022:22:11

Northern Ireland, Wales, the

Midlands, Wiltshire, you the

2:22:112:22:13

south-west. -- fog. In the East it

is starting to lift slowly. It may

2:22:132:22:23

well have an impact on your travel

arrangements. Do keep in touch with

2:22:232:22:26

the weather forecast. Through the

morning that fog will lift. In some

2:22:262:22:33

areas it will stay. We will see some

sunshine coming through. In eastern

2:22:332:22:39

areas there would be more cloud

around, thick enough with patchy

2:22:392:22:43

rain and also drizzle. Towards the

West is where we will see the lion's

2:22:432:22:48

share of the sunshine. It should

develop into a beautiful afternoon

2:22:482:22:52

in south-west England, with light

breezes and temperatures up to

2:22:522:22:56

seven. A pleasant winter's day. It

is the same from most of Wales. Most

2:22:562:23:05

of the fog will lift. For Northern

Ireland, you will see some patchy

2:23:052:23:10

fog stick. When it breaks we will

see some sunny spells. Cold across

2:23:102:23:15

north-west Scotland. There will be

sunshine. In north-west England,

2:23:152:23:21

Cumbria, for example, and part of

Lancashire, we will see suntanned

2:23:212:23:25

developer. We are prone to cloud, we

are prone to patchy light rain. You

2:23:252:23:36

will find the fog will not be as

widespread as this morning. Where we

2:23:362:23:43

have got clear skies we will see

some frost patches. Temperatures in

2:23:432:23:47

towns and cities between one and

three Celsius. Locally between five

2:23:472:23:52

and six. In rural areas it will be

lower. As we start the day tomorrow

2:23:522:23:57

it will be fairly cloudy. Patchy fog

and frost. The fog lifting into low

2:23:572:24:03

cloud. Generally tomorrow it will be

a cloudy day. Spots of drizzle. The

2:24:032:24:08

best of the sunshine in the far

north of Scotland. Part of Wales and

2:24:082:24:11

Cornwall. We have got some rain on

the cards. That will be coming our

2:24:112:24:17

way in the shape of a weather front.

It will move in across Northern

2:24:172:24:21

Ireland and Western fringes of the

UK generally. It will not get much

2:24:212:24:25

further. By the time we get to

Sunday, a fair bit of cloud. Driest

2:24:252:24:33

and brightest conditions further

east you travel across England and

2:24:332:24:38

Wales. You can see the next system

coming in behind. This will bring

2:24:382:24:42

some wet and windy weather from

2:24:422:24:44

coming in behind. This will bring

some wet and windy weather from the

2:24:442:24:44

West.

Thank you.

2:24:442:24:51

Let's take you through some of your

thoughts. We are talking to Michael

2:24:512:24:56

Gove. This is about these issues to

do with how much plastic we use and

2:24:562:25:01

what is happening to it in the wider

environment. Lots of people talking

2:25:012:25:05

about how easy it is or isn't to

recycle past -- plastic. Dave says,

2:25:052:25:10

ideally use the German idea. Three

years ago in one of the cities in

2:25:102:25:16

Germany, one of the supermarkets as

a machine which has the ability to

2:25:162:25:25

recycle plastic and cans.

There will not be a bottle return

2:25:252:25:30

scheme as part of these ideas. Other

people pointing out, including

2:25:302:25:35

environmental organisations, they

should be legislation to back up the

2:25:352:25:39

ideas, the 25 year plan. What will

it mean?

2:25:392:25:45

Lender agrees that plastic pollution

needs to be addressed. It is about

2:25:452:25:48

educating people. It doesn't matter

how many systems are in place.

2:25:482:25:52

People still think it is OK to drop

litter and rubbish on the beach. Tim

2:25:522:25:57

has been seen quite a bit of rubbish

in Weston-Super-Mare. Looking at

2:25:572:26:02

local screening up the coastline. It

does look lovely but we can see some

2:26:022:26:05

later in the background.

Good morning. Blue planet had such

2:26:052:26:12

an impact. You look out and the

ocean is a long way away at the

2:26:122:26:15

moment. The tide brings with it so

many pieces of plastic. You can see

2:26:152:26:20

some of them here. Bottles, plastic

containers, packaging as well. That

2:26:202:26:27

really is the main message we expect

to hear from the government this

2:26:272:26:30

morning, with this big speech, the

25 year environmental plan. We

2:26:302:26:36

expected to include a place to

remove all unnecessary plastic waste

2:26:362:26:45

by 2042. The idea of plastic free

islands in supermarkets. And also

2:26:452:26:51

the 5p charge for carrier bag is to

be extended to all shops in England.

2:26:512:26:57

Lots to think about. Now the news

where you are.

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I am

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Hello this is Breakfast,

with Naga Munchetty

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and Charlie Stayt.

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The Prime Minister will unveil

a pledge to stop all avoidable

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plastic waste by 2042

later this morning.

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Two ideas among the proposals

include asking every supermarket

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to have an aisle of goods with no

plastic wrappings as well as

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extending the 5p charge for carrier

bags to all retailers.

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Environmentalists say

the plans are worthless,

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unless they are written into law.

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And in a moment we'll speak

to the Environment Secretary Michael

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Gove to ask if these proposals go

far enough.

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The National Health Service has

failed to meet any of the standards

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laid down in its own constitution.

2:31:012:31:03

That's according to NHS Providers,

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the body which represents front-line

health trusts in England.

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It says the service is over

stretched and staff are run ragged.

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The Department of Health

and Social Care says the NHS

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was given top priority

in the last budget.

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What Jeremy Hunt himself is saying

is let's have a 10-year settlement.

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The NHS will have to muddle through

for the rest of this year and maybe

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next was that new long-term

settlement comes in but it does not

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take away from the basic point that

we've now reached a watershed moment

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and we have to make some decisions

about whether we want to put more

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money into our health care system or

whether we accept the fact that we

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cannot meet the standards which have

been in place for 13 years.

Hundreds

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of rescuers are searching through

wreckage for more than a dozen

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people who still missing. The latest

extreme weather has hit Santa

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Barbara. Victims of sex attacker

John Warboys have axed for him to be

2:31:572:32:06

banned from Greater London when he

leaves prison. He is thought to have

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carried out more than 100 rapes and

sexual assaults on women in the

2:32:102:32:14

capital, the parole board decided he

should be released with stringent

2:32:142:32:18

licence conditions. In 2009 he was

convicted of 19 offences and ordered

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to serve at least eight years in

jail. Police in Paris are hunting

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two armed robbers who stole Joe

Bailey worth millions of pounds from

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the city 's Ritz hotel -- who stole

jewellery worth millions of pounds.

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Three people were arrested was

trying to flee the scene.

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Critics argue it is our stance to

appeal to a younger generation of

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potential Conservative voters. Let's

talk to Environment Secretary

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Michael Gove who is part of the

launch today, thank you for your

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time, did you give us the big

picture, what's the plan?

Good

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morning. The plan overall is a way

of making sure Britain can be

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cleaner and greener, that the water

we drink and the air we breathe and

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the landscape we enjoyed can all be

enhanced for the next generation. We

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have promised we will leave the

environment any better condition

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than we found it and that means we

need ensure we plant trees so we

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have woodland cover which deals not

with climate change by taking in the

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carbon dioxide but provide a habitat

for species which go to make England

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are green and pleasant land. More

than that the particular initiatives

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you very kindly trailed are a part

of our initiative to ensure that we

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reduce the amount of plastic we have

in order to prevent the devastation

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plastic is causing to our seas and

oceans.

A fundamental flaw many

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people are pointing out in your

vision, this 25 year vision, the

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fact that there is no legislation to

back things up, it's just an idea

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you are toting very fiercely and

possibly with genuine belief, many

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people are on board, but without

legislation what is the point is

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what many people are saying.

I

understand that. We have legislated

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in some areas, for example the 5p

levy on plastic bags in major

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retailers which we are planning to

extend to all retailers. We have

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also legislated to get rid of micro

beads, tiny capsules and products

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which pollute the marine

environment. And there is more to

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do, one thing we can do is change on

behaviour, we are getting rid of the

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plastic across the government estate

which contribute to pollution and we

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are consulting with industry on what

further steps might need to be

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taken. If legislation is necessary,

we will act. We already have in a

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number of areas. I understand people

are impatient for change, so am I,

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but we need to make sure every

change we make we get right and we

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carry people with us to make it

lasting.

The confusing thing about

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that answer is you seem to be

accepting that legislation works,

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talking about plastic carrier bags

which is a great success, that

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happened because of legislation so

why not do the same with the other

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areas, like other plastic packaging?

Why not do that and then see if it

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works rather than waiting for a

voluntary agreement, if the

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supermarkets choose not to follow

your advice this won't happen so why

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not make it law?

It is already the

case there are a number of

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businesses that have not waited for

legislation in order to act and do

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the right thing. My approach is that

where necessary absolutely legislate

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and of course as you very kindly

acknowledge some of the changes

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which help the environment in the

past have been brought about by

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government legislation and we are

looking at a variety of areas where

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that might be necessary. One is

recycling, we all know we need to

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recycle more and I have talked about

a four point plan, I want to reduce

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the amount of plastic we use, reduce

the number of different types of

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plastic that we use to make more

plastic recycled or recyclable and

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to ensure more recycling is done

here in the UK. So far industry has

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been enthusiastic but there is

always the ability to legislate and

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regulate more effectively if

required.

College talk about some of

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the practicalities, people

complaining about the lack of

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specifics, no deposit return

schemes, no talk about that, you do

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not want that to happen, why not? It

seems like a simple and practical

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solution.

Yeah. We have been talking

about it, we are consulting on it,

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we want to make sure a deposit

return scheme which is a great idea

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works. One of the things...

What bit

of it and work THEY TALK OVER EACH

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OTHER I don't understand what you're

waiting for.

Absolutely. One of the

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things about the deposit return

scheme is that like all legislation

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you just need to make sure you do

not create perverse incentives and

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you do not have a situation which

exacerbates where we are at the

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moment. One of the things about this

25 year plan is we recognise we have

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hardly been slouches when it comes

to this environment, we have

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committed to not just some of the

steps on plastics but also we will

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invest in more woodland cover, we

will ensure we review areas of

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outstanding natural beauty and

natural parks which we will take

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steps to make sure water and beach

quality improves. But more than

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that, as well as doing all of these

things we are consulting with

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industry about some other changes

which might require to be made. I

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have shown already I am more than

prepared to step into regulate and

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legislate in order to ensure we can

improve our environment. One of the

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reasons the plan covers 25 years is

we recognise are steps we take today

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which will have long-term

consequences and we need to make

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sure each individual step moves

absolutely in the right direction.

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Not just with the deposit return

scheme but our tax on the plastic

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cups which we are looking at to make

sure we can get absolutely the right

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street of measures. So far

everything we have done on the

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environment and no one has said that

was a mistake, people are seeing

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more please and I am more than happy

to try to meet the challenge.

You

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have mentioned forestry and

woodlands already several times, I

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notice the figures that in 2016 the

lowest number of trees were planted

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since records began. That was last

year. When did you wise up to the

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issue about tree-planting? You're

talking about a 25 year plan but

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last year it was the lowest level of

tree planting on record.

Completely,

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that is one of the reasons why I

said in this plan...

Where were you

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when that was happening?

I was on

the backbenches. That is one of the

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reasons why I have said, when I

became Environment Secretary we have

2:39:312:39:35

to do something about this. The

Woodland Trust coming up with a plan

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to ensure we can plant more trees in

the North of England, it is why in

2:39:392:39:43

Duddingston in Northumberland we

gave the green light to the

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establishment of a new forest which

will provide a habitat for the reds

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quarrel, an iconic British species.

It is why in this plan we outline

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some of the proposals we will take

to encourage forestry including

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changing the way in which we provide

agricultural subsidy. One of the

2:40:002:40:04

other things about forestry is that

under the old Common agricultural

2:40:042:40:09

policy when we were in the EU we did

not have the right incentives to

2:40:092:40:13

encourage tree-planting. Now we are

moving outside the EU we can have

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new incentives.

The help on the

environment is more important than

2:40:162:40:22

the new shy of politics but you said

when no trees are being planted your

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answer was you were on the

backbenches meaning presumably there

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was not anything you could do in

your government at that point in

2:40:322:40:35

time and you think it was not doing

enough, a lot of people are saying

2:40:352:40:40

that basically the Conservative

Party is trying to rebrand itself

2:40:402:40:43

and you are jumping on the blue

planet bandwagon. People are upset

2:40:432:40:47

by it and are jumping on board, why

were you not doing anything in the

2:40:472:40:51

last 12 years? David Cameron hugged

the husky and then nothing happened

2:40:512:40:56

for a decade.

I was just stating a

fact that what impeded our capacity

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to do more when it comes to forestry

was our membership of the EU but

2:41:032:41:08

more broadly when it comes to

looking at what we have done on the

2:41:082:41:12

environment David Cameron did

amazing things. Firstly we have a

2:41:122:41:16

blue belt, an area around some of

the overseas territories for which

2:41:162:41:20

we are responsible, David Cameron

nature in all those overseas

2:41:202:41:24

territories we had marine

conservation zones which meant some

2:41:242:41:28

of the illegal visions and

exploitations within. He has done

2:41:282:41:32

more to protect our seas and oceans

than any British, perhaps any world

2:41:322:41:37

leader in the last century. On top

of that David and his team were

2:41:372:41:42

responsible as a result of climate

change act which ensured became a

2:41:422:41:47

world leader in offshore wind and

renewables and helping tackle

2:41:472:41:51

climate change.

One more question,

you mentioned a moment ago,

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membership of the EU stock us doing

anything about the environment, are

2:41:552:41:58

we not at adopting all EU

environmental law when we leave the

2:41:582:42:03

EU? So things will change anyway?

I

think it's important to stress to

2:42:032:42:14

Max Schrems, the Common agricultural

policy the way farmers and

2:42:142:42:18

landowners are paid and incentivised

has not worked in the right way and

2:42:182:42:24

it worked again some of the good

principles, absolutely good

2:42:242:42:27

principles which have been adopted

as part of EU law and there have

2:42:272:42:32

been British politicians who have

been arguing at the European and

2:42:322:42:35

world level or higher environmental

standards. Now we are leaving the EU

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we can ensure those standards become

even higher and we can build on what

2:42:402:42:44

has been achieved.

Do you have your

plastic coffee cup with you?

I have

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got a lovely china coffee cup

provided by our hosts. It's the

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perfect green way to enjoy a nice

cup of coffee and making sure we

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don't contribute to the amount of

waste.

Michael Gove, thank you for

2:43:032:43:07

your time.

He needs to be careful about

2:43:072:43:13

breaking that cup, carrying it

around.

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Carol will tell you what's happening

with the weather in ten minutes.

2:43:182:43:21

Here's what's still

to come on Breakfast.

2:43:212:43:23

It's the tale of teenagers

navigating their way through school

2:43:232:43:25

whilst dealing with nuns

and the occasional Army Patrol.

2:43:252:43:28

Derry Girls is causing

a stir on social media.

2:43:282:43:30

We'll speak to one of the show's

stars and it's writer about creating

2:43:302:43:33

comedy set in the Troubles.

2:43:332:43:35

Theresa May will pledge to get rid

of avoidable plastic

2:43:352:43:38

waste in a speech later,

we'll be live from Weston-Super-Mare

2:43:382:43:43

to see what locals are doing

to clear up the coastline.

2:43:432:43:50

A woman falls in her

sheltered accommodation

2:43:502:43:52

and waits to be rescued.

2:43:522:43:56

We'll hear how working with elderly

patients in hospitals

2:43:562:43:59

inspired the author,

Joanna Cannon's new novel.

2:43:592:44:06

But first let's get

the sport with Kat.

2:44:062:44:10

Last night something new happened.

That had not been seen in practice

2:44:102:44:15

in football, yes.

It was video

assistant referee in and it was used

2:44:152:44:19

on Monday night, Crystal Palace

against Brighton but it was used a

2:44:192:44:23

little bit more comprehensively lets

say. In the first match on Monday

2:44:232:44:28

they did a review but they did not

look back at the footage. In the

2:44:282:44:35

match between Arsenal and Chelsea

last night they did look back at

2:44:352:44:38

moving footage and again nothing

changed. But there were a couple of

2:44:382:44:44

minutes of delay, complaints from

fans saying there was a delay in the

2:44:442:44:47

match and it interrupted the flow of

play and that has been one of the

2:44:472:44:52

main complaints.

I put my hand up,

it took me back to my schooldays!

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Two quick questions. The fans in the

stadium, can see it?

No.

So if it

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takes a couple of minutes a time

does that get incorporated in the

2:45:082:45:12

match or is it extra time?

It can be

added as extra time.

So we could

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have extra time going up to 15

minutes or so?

It depends how much,

2:45:192:45:26

apparently two minutes were lost

last night which has been the main

2:45:262:45:28

talking point. It was a pretty dull

match.

2:45:282:45:31

Chelsea drew the first leg

of their EFL Cup semifinal

2:45:342:45:36

with Arsenal 0-0 last night.

2:45:362:45:38

There were a two chances to see

the new video assistant

2:45:382:45:40

referee system in action.

2:45:402:45:41

Martin Atkinson used it both

times to check potential

2:45:412:45:44

penalty calls in each half.

2:45:442:45:45

On both occasions though

he was satisfied with his initial

2:45:452:45:47

decision to not award a penalty.

2:45:472:45:49

England struggled for quick

bowlers during the Ashes,

2:45:492:45:51

so they've recalled one

of their fastest for their two-test

2:45:512:45:54

series against New Zealand.

2:45:542:45:54

Mark Wood returns after injury.

2:45:542:45:56

Also named is Lancashire

batsman Liam Livingstone,

2:45:562:45:58

who has impressed for England's

second side over the winter.

2:45:582:46:00

Gary Ballance is dropped

whilst James Vince retains

2:46:002:46:02

his place in the squad.

2:46:022:46:10

Former world light-welterweight

champion Amir Khan says

2:46:102:46:20

his appearance on I'm

a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

2:46:262:46:28

helped him decide to

make a boxing comeback.

2:46:282:46:30

He's joined Eddie Hearn's promotion

company for his first fight

2:46:302:46:33

in nearly two years,

which will be in April in Liverpool.

2:46:332:46:35

He claims going into the jungle

allowed him to be himself

2:46:352:46:38

in public for the first time.

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Maybe around fight times you're

going to be anxious,

2:46:392:46:42

you're going to be nervous,

maybe people saw more of that

2:46:422:46:44

than the real side of me

and they thought he's

2:46:442:46:47

a bit arrogant.

2:46:472:46:48

I had to be confident in front

of my opponent because otherwise

2:46:482:46:50

he is going to think,

"Who's this wimp I'm fighting?"

2:46:502:46:53

So I had to be a little bit tough.

2:46:532:46:55

I think people got to see the real

side of me away from the boxing ring

2:46:552:46:59

and took a liking to me.

2:46:592:47:00

So it's lovely to come back and have

so much love from the British crowd.

2:47:002:47:04

Some big support for Amir for that

fight.

2:47:042:47:16

Now how good are your reflexes?

2:47:162:47:18

Would you have been

able to catch this?

2:47:182:47:20

Sussex all-rounder Jofra Archer

is playing in the Australian T20

2:47:202:47:22

tournament and managed to hold

onto this screamer

2:47:222:47:24

off his own bowling.

2:47:242:47:25

Despite being born in

Barbados, Archer hopes

2:47:252:47:27

to represent England one day.

2:47:272:47:28

He's unlikely to be eligible

for a few years yet but how England

2:47:282:47:31

could use a bowler like him

in Australia right now!

2:47:312:47:34

Look at that. He must have had just

a split second to react. We need

2:47:342:47:40

that kind of catching in the Ashes,

don't we?

Remember when Barack Obama

2:47:402:47:45

was doing an interview and he caught

the in Madeira? Special skills.

-- a

2:47:452:47:59

fly in mid air.

2:47:592:48:10

Now we are talking about netball. We

sent the BBC's John Maguire to shoot

2:48:112:48:16

some hoops.

For Griezmann balls of

the WI it's time to reacquaint

2:48:162:48:26

themselves with netball and for some

it has been a long hiatus.

Where did

2:48:262:48:31

you use to play regularly?

50 years

ago.

You still remember the rules?

2:48:312:48:38

Yes!

Very impressed.

Are used to

play for my school team.

To the old

2:48:382:48:43

skills come back easily?

No, because

we can't run. But I don't mind the

2:48:432:48:50

walking, not at all.

Sorry, my

fault!

Nice and gently, that's it.

2:48:502:48:57

Take your time, ladies. Remember,

noncontact.

Is group in Nottingham

2:48:572:49:03

has been running, or should I say

walking, for almost a year -- this

2:49:032:49:07

group. Along with football it is an

activity that can easily return to

2:49:072:49:15

physical activity.

A lot of them are

not played sport since they have

2:49:152:49:18

left school, because that is what

sometimes happens with women, jobs,

2:49:182:49:23

children, and before you know what

time has passed by. With walking

2:49:232:49:28

netball you can just lock up and

play netball, it's amazing. The

2:49:282:49:31

women could be any age, inactive.

You could be any age. You could be

2:49:312:49:36

returning from an injury.

I have had

lots of injuries on my knee and

2:49:362:49:42

several operations over the last 30

years, and I just never thought I be

2:49:422:49:46

able to come back and do something

like this, but I absolutely love it.

2:49:462:49:51

Tonight's session is being watched

by the boss of England Netball and

2:49:512:49:56

it is calling this partnership

helping the WI get a wiggle on,

2:49:562:50:01

helping to promote the game to all,

not just the very young and very

2:50:012:50:04

talented.

If these ladies love it,

there are mums, they are grandmas,

2:50:042:50:09

so they will influence their

children and grandchildren to play

2:50:092:50:12

the sport they are now enjoying and

there is also a big problem with

2:50:122:50:16

loneliness. It is not just about

that healthy lifestyle but it is

2:50:162:50:20

about the social side of it and this

really kicks that box for us.

There

2:50:202:50:23

have been pilot schemes with the WI

in Nottingham and Cornwall and now

2:50:232:50:30

140 courses will be run with an

intention to see these smiles spread

2:50:302:50:35

far and wide.

Exercising when you

normally wouldn't, in my case. Not

2:50:352:50:39

played netball case -- for 30 years.

Just a good laugh, and you're

2:50:392:50:48

exercising.

You don't realise you

are exercising, that's the thing.

2:50:482:50:51

You go home and you ate, and you

wonder why, but your face aches more

2:50:512:50:59

than your body because we have all

had a good laugh -- and you wonder

2:50:592:51:02

why you ache.

BBC News, Nottingham.

Looking outside this morning, today

2:51:022:51:09

is the day to play some netball, I

think. Indoors, definitely! It has

2:51:092:51:14

been really foggy, hasn't it? In

some places you wouldn't even be

2:51:142:51:18

able to see the net, would you,

Carol? That is nicely put, Charlie!

2:51:182:51:31

Around these areas we are seeing a

lot of fog, Wales, the Midlands

2:51:312:51:36

coming

2:51:362:51:36

lot of fog, Wales, the Midlands

coming to the south-west. Some

2:51:362:51:37

patches will stick. What we have

across East Anglia and Lincolnshire

2:51:372:51:41

and Yorkshire should tend to lift

quite readily now but it may have an

2:51:412:51:45

impact on your travel arrangements.

Not foggy everywhere. Look at this

2:51:452:51:50

beautiful Weather Watcher picture

taken in Eastbourne earlier and we

2:51:502:51:53

also have another one from Guernsey,

lovely blue skies. Not particularly

2:51:532:51:58

warm, though, for most of you

stepping out. Freezing in Glasgow

2:51:582:52:02

and also Manchester right now and

some of that will be freezing fog.

2:52:022:52:11

The file will left through the

course of the morning. As I

2:52:112:52:13

mentioned, slowly into low cloud

then it will continue to sin and

2:52:132:52:15

break and we will see some sunshine

come through but it will stick in

2:52:152:52:18

places. In the east, a lot more

cloud producing some light rain and

2:52:182:52:21

also some drizzle on and off through

the course of the day. This

2:52:212:52:26

afternoon across south-west England,

not quite as warm as yesterday,

2:52:262:52:29

looking at seven in Plymouth, light

winds and sunshine, so pleasant

2:52:292:52:34

enough. Across Wales, some stubborn

areas of fog but for most it will

2:52:342:52:39

left and we will see sunshine.

Northern Ireland, rather like

2:52:392:52:42

yesterday, you will hang on to some

patchy fog for much of the day but

2:52:422:52:48

most of that will fit in and break.

After a cool start across the

2:52:482:52:52

Highlands and north-western Scotland

generally you will continue with the

2:52:522:52:54

sunshine. Fog lifting from the

central lowlands and south-west but

2:52:542:52:58

remaining cloudy in the east. Down

the East of England we are looking

2:52:582:53:02

at a cloudy day again with some rain

or indeed some drizzle. Across

2:53:022:53:06

southern counties brightening up for

some of us already. Through the

2:53:062:53:11

evening and overnight, hang on to a

lot of cloud and where we don't have

2:53:112:53:14

that by day by night we will see

some in and also some fog forming

2:53:142:53:20

but we don't expect that to be as

widespread as this morning. These

2:53:202:53:24

are the temperatures in towns and

cities. Laura in rural areas so once

2:53:242:53:27

again some patchy frost. That is how

we start more -- lower in rural

2:53:272:53:34

areas. The fog should lift tomorrow

for most of the UK was the odd spot

2:53:342:53:39

here and there that should stick.

Clouds thicken further on onset of

2:53:392:53:44

drizzle again. Rightist skies across

Scotland, Wales, parts of Dorset and

2:53:442:53:51

Cornwall. But this is coming in from

the Atlantic, and other weather

2:53:512:53:56

front -- the brightest skies across

western Scotland, Wales. As this

2:53:562:54:01

progress is steadily eastwards on

Saturday it will stall and then die

2:54:012:54:04

in situ. Head of that, some brighter

skies, but a much more active front

2:54:042:54:09

coming our way later on Sunday

bringing wet and windy weather in

2:54:092:54:12

from the West. So the weather

certainly is interesting over the

2:54:122:54:15

next few days. Carol, I have not

seen as a barge that paid for quite

2:54:152:54:21

some time? We had Storm Eleanor

recently, remember, Naga. Thank you,

2:54:212:54:34

Carol. Enjoy the rest of your week.

8:54am is the time.

2:54:342:54:39

In the early 90s for many teenagers

growing up in Northern Ireland

2:54:392:54:42

it was a time of police patrols,

army check points and "peace" walls.

2:54:422:54:45

You'd be forgiven for thinking

it was an unlikely source of humour.

2:54:452:54:48

Yet the new comedy-drama

Derry Girls has done just that.

2:54:482:54:50

The show follows a group of teenage

'muckers' getting to grips

2:54:502:54:53

with school during the Troubles.

2:54:532:54:54

Let's take a look.

2:54:542:54:56

#

Cause on my love,

you can depe-eeeeend...#.

2:54:562:55:06

Put her on the list.

2:55:082:55:09

Wonderful, girls.

2:55:092:55:10

Lovely stuff.

2:55:102:55:14

Before I dismiss you for

the weekend, a few announcements.

2:55:142:55:16

On Monday morning several

of our Year 13s will face

2:55:162:55:19

their GCSE maths resit.

2:55:192:55:20

Now, I know how daunting

resit examinations can

2:55:202:55:22

be, so if anyone is feeling anxious

or worried, or even if you just

2:55:222:55:25

want to chat, please - please -

do not come crying to me.

2:55:252:55:28

Let me see - what else?

2:55:282:55:33

Notice from Mr McCauley -

this year's destination

2:55:332:55:35

for the Euro-trotters' trip

will be - dramatic pause...

2:55:352:55:37

Do you actually want me

to do the dramatic pause?

2:55:372:55:42

Interesting.

2:55:422:55:46

Ah, Paris.

2:55:462:55:49

It's going to be Paris.

2:55:492:55:51

If you need any further information

there is a stall in the foyer.

2:55:512:55:55

Sadly, I unable to come on this one

as I despise the French.

2:55:552:56:04

Good line! Fabulous!

2:56:042:56:06

We're now joined by the writer

Lisa McGee and the leading lady

2:56:062:56:09

Saoirse-Monica Jackson,

who plays Erin.

2:56:092:56:10

Good morning to you both.

Good

morning.

Is it fair to see this is

2:56:102:56:16

almost a little love note to your

childhood?

Absolutely. Inspired by

2:56:162:56:21

my childhood and teenage years

growing up in Derry, set in the

2:56:212:56:26

early 90s, just before the

ceasefire, yes.

One of the things we

2:56:262:56:30

said introducing the clips, many

people will think the Troubles, it

2:56:302:56:33

must have been an awful time, and in

the first episode use either army

2:56:332:56:38

trying to defuse a bomb on one of

the bridges, and rather than the

2:56:382:56:41

trying to defuse a bomb on one of

the bridges, and rather than the

2:56:412:56:41

characters perhaps

2:56:412:56:51

thinking, is awful, what an

inconvenience, a completely

2:56:522:56:53

different look at how it affected

everyday life?

Yes, I always say it

2:56:532:56:56

is sort of about ordinary people in

extraordinary times. When I was

2:56:562:56:59

growing up I got really frustrated

by this one view of Northern Ireland

2:56:592:57:01

that was presented, and we were, you

know, that was a big story, the

2:57:012:57:04

Troubles, but there were other

stories going on as well. And I

2:57:042:57:07

thought we were funny and warm and

had a great sense of humour, so I

2:57:072:57:11

just wanted to show that side of

things.

So often actors say when

2:57:112:57:16

they first see a script, it kind of

weeks of the page to them. Was it

2:57:162:57:19

like that for you?

100%, definitely.

I remember when it came through I

2:57:192:57:26

was doing a sales job and I

literally couldn't believe it, for a

2:57:262:57:30

comedy to come through a better

young woman, teenager. I thought,

2:57:302:57:33

this had to be a joke!

You were

doing a sales job at the time? Tell

2:57:332:57:39

me, when this came through, how long

ago was it?

2016...

Probably about

2:57:392:57:51

November ten.

From then until now

you have gone from working in a

2:57:512:57:54

sales job, which there was nothing

wrong with comedy starring in this,

2:57:542:57:57

being the lead lady in this and also

in Sam Mendes 's play. And that

2:57:572:58:04

player also is something you can

associate with greatly again?

Yes,

2:58:042:58:10

being able to play girls that are so

young, that have such dreams for

2:58:102:58:18

themselves. If I could have a

conversation with 16-year-old myself

2:58:182:58:25

now, well, it would be a great

conversation!

2:58:252:58:27

LAUGHTER

What would be your advice?

Stick to

2:58:272:58:32

who you are and it'll all work out,

and not to worry, and just enjoy

2:58:322:58:38

being a bit of a weirdo, because it

might get you somewhere.

2:58:382:58:43

LAUGHTER

Is there something particular, often

2:58:432:58:47

people speak about regions, nations,

or areas of the UK that have a

2:58:472:58:50

different kind of sense of humour...

Is there something about this place

2:58:502:58:54

that brought out a certain sense of

humour?

I have thought so. I think

2:58:542:59:01

we deal with the darker things with

a lighter touch, because we have had

2:59:012:59:06

to, I think, because the troubles

meant we were living side by side

2:59:062:59:11

with some terrible things happening,

so we have had to sort of, yes, look

2:59:112:59:18

at it in a humorous way sometimes as

well.

And Derry people I think find

2:59:182:59:24

themselves hilarious as well.

What

you mean, always taking the Mickey?

2:59:242:59:28

Is that the mentality?

The sense of

humour is very, take it on the chin,

2:59:282:59:34

tough love, nothing is precious.

Very interesting. Saoirse-Monica

2:59:342:59:39

tough love, nothing is precious.

Very interesting. Saoirse-Monica, we

2:59:392:59:40

can look at your character, Erin.

Many sides to her character, I think

2:59:402:59:44

it is fair to say...

2:59:442:59:49

Don't tell me she is going. Oh I am

so good-looking and I am so popular!

2:59:492:59:56

If ever a more shallow and self

absorbed and generally unpleasant

2:59:563:00:01

gym and being... Will Mackay!.

3:00:013:00:04

Hi. Are you signing up for Paris? I

cannot convince that lot to come

3:00:083:00:14

which means I will need somebody to

hang out with.

It would be an

3:00:143:00:18

honour!

OK, I will see you later.

You will, surely. Did you hear that,

3:00:183:00:28

she wants to hang around with little

old me?

What I admire most about you

3:00:283:00:34

is your unshakeable principles!

Was

this you?

Sadly it was.

Do you not

3:00:343:00:42

cringe when you look back at

yourself? I'm sure it is wonderful

3:00:423:00:48

comedy now but?

Awful. I wanted to

be a writer, I was always writing

3:00:483:00:54

terrible plays and forcing my

friends to be in them. I should have

3:00:543:00:57

just relaxed a bit really.

I assume

you are older than the character you

3:00:573:01:05

play, was it odd getting back into

the re-creation of a school

3:01:053:01:10

environment and putting a uniform

back on and the whole mindset again?

3:01:103:01:14

I would say putting the uniform on

definitely do something in itself,

3:01:143:01:19

it brings you back to school. Oddly

enough we started to be treated like

3:01:193:01:24

schoolchildren onset because we were

in the uniforms. But I still feel

3:01:243:01:29

like I'm 15, 16. If ever alone

slightly overworked I think it is

3:01:293:01:32

child abuse!

The joy of this kind of

ages you do the most stupid things,

3:01:323:01:41

you behave in ludicrous ways.

Yeah I

think maybe what we've not seen

3:01:413:01:45

enough of his young women doing

that. We see a lot of men being

3:01:453:01:49

idiots, young men. But I was wanted

to-do that with girls.

What is your

3:01:493:01:56

family said?

They are trying to work

out who's who in the programme. That

3:01:563:02:00

is their obsession. They are proud

of it I think.

Thank you so much for

3:02:003:02:06

joining us. Good luck with the

series.

3:02:063:02:09

You can see Derry Girls

on Channel 4, tonight at 10pm.

3:02:093:02:15

And you are in ferry man as well?

Yes, it just opened and we are

3:02:153:02:21

running for a while.

You were on

stage last night and you are on

3:02:213:02:27

again tonight? That is hard work!

Thank you.

3:02:273:02:32

The Prime Minister has described

the large quantities of plastic

3:02:323:02:35

pollution that affect our oceans,

beaches and sea life as one

3:02:353:02:37

of the greatest scourges

of our time.

3:02:373:02:41

Tim is on the beach where they are

trying to clear up, doing a good job

3:02:413:02:47

but still lots needing to be done?

Yes, we heard Michael Gove earlier

3:02:473:02:53

spelling out some of the things we

can expect to hear in this speech.

3:02:533:02:58

The desire and pledge to remove all

unnecessary plastic packaging by

3:02:583:03:02

2042. Some criticism that no

legislation will be there

3:03:023:03:08

necessarily to back up some of those

promises. What do people make of

3:03:083:03:11

what he had to say? Natalie joins us

she is from a group which campaigns

3:03:113:03:16

to remove plastic pollution at

source, what did you make of what

3:03:163:03:19

Michael Gove had to say?

Of course

we are excited and I am pleased it

3:03:193:03:25

is getting so much coverage and is

featuring prominently in the 25 year

3:03:253:03:28

environment plan. It's great to talk

but as you just said we need to see

3:03:283:03:33

it backed up by legislation. There

is little action committee do apart

3:03:333:03:38

from extending the 5p bag charge at

the moment.

Without legislation is

3:03:383:03:43

this all just a wish list which

might not happen?

It sounds like it

3:03:433:03:49

but I think it will happen because

consumer pressure is there and there

3:03:493:03:53

are hundreds of thousands of people

if not more putting pressure on the

3:03:533:03:57

government and supermarkets to

change. We want to see those changes

3:03:573:04:01

soon, not 25 years. 2042 is a long

way away and as a lot of us now it's

3:04:013:04:06

predicted there might be more

plastic than fish in terms of weight

3:04:063:04:11

in the sea by 2050 so they are

cutting it a bit fine if they are

3:04:113:04:15

seeing this will happen by 2042.

Let's take a wander and see some of

3:04:153:04:20

the things you find collected on

this and many other beaches and tell

3:04:203:04:23

us about your organisation, how do

you go about 20 stop that?

This is

3:04:233:04:28

what we are here to protect, it is

beautiful down here and we have been

3:04:283:04:34

running campaigns to try to stop

plastic pollution at source but it's

3:04:343:04:38

with the support of all the

volunteers we make that happen. We

3:04:383:04:41

have part of a refill family

creating a network of taps, stopping

3:04:413:04:46

plastic bottle pollution by

encouraging people to refill on the

3:04:463:04:49

go. We have got a free app so people

can find taps were they are, they

3:04:493:04:53

don't need to buy single use

bottles.

Your body reusable copy cup

3:04:533:05:00

but down here you see all these

bottles and such. Do you think the

3:05:003:05:07

25 year plan which will be announced

today will stop sites like this?

We

3:05:073:05:11

have to make sure and hold them

accountable. Right here there is a

3:05:113:05:15

cotton bud, we ran a campaign called

Switch the stick last year where we

3:05:153:05:20

called on all UK retailers to make

the side of paper and not plastic

3:05:203:05:24

and I think we will see the changes

coming through but it's down to the

3:05:243:05:27

public as well to make the choices,

to not buy plastic and to where you

3:05:273:05:33

can refuse single use plastic. I

think there needs to be more

3:05:333:05:37

pressure on the supermarkets like

we've just seen, it doesn't take 25

3:05:373:05:41

years to an packager colour flyer --

an packager cauliflower. We want to

3:05:413:05:47

see these things happen now.

Thank

you ever so much indeed Natalie,

3:05:473:05:53

interesting to hear what details

there are in that announcement, a 25

3:05:533:05:58

year plan for the environment

expected to be unveiled very

3:05:583:06:01

shortly.

Has that car washed up as

well? Did you notice?

That did not

3:06:013:06:09

wash up, it parked there, it belongs

to a business nearby I believe.

Just

3:06:093:06:14

checking!

3:06:143:06:19

We will be joined by the author

Joanna Cannon street after you have

3:06:193:07:56

That

checked that the headlines

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That is

checked that the headlines

3:07:573:07:57

That is it

checked that the headlines

3:07:573:07:57

That is it from

checked that the headlines

3:07:573:07:57

That is it from me,

checked that the headlines

3:07:573:07:57

That is it from me, I

checked that the headlines

3:07:573:07:58

That is it from me, I will

checked that the headlines

3:07:583:07:58

That is it from me, I will be

checked that the headlines

3:07:583:07:59

That is it from me, I will be back

checked that the headlines

3:07:593:07:59

That is it from me, I will be back

at 1:30pm. Goodbye.

3:07:593:08:01

With the health service currently

dominating the headlines,

3:08:063:08:09

it seems an appropriate

moment for the release

3:08:093:08:10

of Joanna Cannon's second novel.

3:08:103:08:17

It was written between her shifts as

the NHS psychiatrist and inspired by

3:08:173:08:26

some of her patients. So people

understand your career, you were

3:08:263:08:30

trained as a doctor but late in life

and all of that before you came to

3:08:303:08:35

writing.

Yes, I used to deliver

pizzas and pull pints and read

3:08:353:08:44

people's letters. I did not go back

into education until my 30s.

Venue

3:08:443:08:49

became a doctor but that did not

quite work out as the GP? You work

3:08:493:08:56

in hospitals and then you went on to

other work and during that time you

3:08:563:09:01

started to write?

I qualified when I

was 40 and went to work on the wards

3:09:013:09:05

doing foundation year training which

is the first couple of years you do

3:09:053:09:08

and I found it very stressful

working in medicine and surgery and

3:09:083:09:11

I started to write as an escape, to

do something else and get my mind

3:09:113:09:17

somewhere else. It's been a very

stressful time and I just started

3:09:173:09:23

writing in my car on my lunch break.

Before we start talking about the

3:09:233:09:28

book, we have been talking about the

NHS and this warning from bosses of

3:09:283:09:32

health providers what you make of

this? There is a lot of talk of

3:09:323:09:37

longer term funding needed and

stress on the ground, at the coal

3:09:373:09:40

face so to speak. What are you still

here?

It is the stress on the ground

3:09:403:09:47

we have all experienced and when you

go to medical school you have to

3:09:473:09:52

have five years of tough training,

lots of stress, student debt,

3:09:523:09:56

sacrifices, exams and all the time

you're doing that you do it because

3:09:563:09:59

you have the vision of the kind of

doctor you want to be. And it's the

3:09:593:10:03

same with nurses or physios or

anyone who works in the health

3:10:033:10:06

service, you are driven by the

school who you want to be. Then five

3:10:063:10:10

years later you are spat into the

NHS and you find you cannot be that

3:10:103:10:14

person. There is in the time, you

cannot to patients for long enough,

3:10:143:10:22

you had to apologise all day long

for things which are not your fault

3:10:223:10:25

and it's disheartening because that

is what has driven the, the

3:10:253:10:27

idealistic thought of who you could

be as a doctor and you cannot fulfil

3:10:273:10:30

it and it's heartbreaking.

In a way

some of that is reflected in the

3:10:303:10:34

book, Three Thing About Elsie. There

is an elderly character in the book,

3:10:343:10:42

two, Florence and Elsie, establish

them?

It is two elderly ladies who

3:10:423:10:49

live in an elderly home, sheltered

accommodation. It opens with

3:10:493:10:54

Florence who is 84 and she has

fallen in her flat and is waiting

3:10:543:10:58

for somebody to notice she is

missing. As she lies on the floor

3:10:583:11:02

and time is ticking she thinks about

her life and what she has done with

3:11:023:11:06

it and is wondering if there is it

any point which I think we all think

3:11:063:11:10

from time to time. We realise as a

reader there was a big point to her

3:11:103:11:18

life and she made a massive

difference but Florence herself

3:11:183:11:21

cannot see it. The book is about how

we perceive value, who we see is

3:11:213:11:26

valuable and the matter how small or

ordinary our lives are we can do

3:11:263:11:30

something spectacular.

There are so

many areas you touch upon, there is

3:11:303:11:36

a secret she has and it's also

taking a look at how she deals with

3:11:363:11:39

that secret and how she has dealt

with it throughout her life from a

3:11:393:11:43

young girl and how that has changed

in her mind as she also now tackles

3:11:433:11:49

memory loss.

Absolutely. It's about

how does her identity come from

3:11:493:11:55

memory? So if we lose our memory do

we lose who used to be? I remember

3:11:553:12:00

when I was doing GP work, I had to

go to a nursing home and it was a

3:12:003:12:05

massive nursing home and outside

every room all these elderly people

3:12:053:12:09

there was a photograph of that

person when they were young and the

3:12:093:12:12

woman who was walking me to the

building said, she noticed me

3:12:123:12:15

looking and she said we put those

out to show people who these men and

3:12:153:12:19

women used to be. And I thought they

are still those people. There is a

3:12:193:12:24

photograph outside. It was a

poignant. I think have they lost to

3:12:243:12:28

the use to be because they cannot

remember? It's something I wanted to

3:12:283:12:33

explore.

That the more resonate with

a lot of people, people caring for

3:12:333:12:37

loved ones are in situation

themselves.

I don't think there are

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not many people who are not touched

by that issue, whether it is a carer

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relative or that person themselves.

Dementia and ageing and memory.

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Equally who they are now still

matters and they are still

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developing and have a place in the

world now.

Absolutely, if the book

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has a message that is the whole

message of the book, that we are all

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valuable, it does not matter who we

are, we have all got a role to play.

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In the society we live in now we

Photoshopped age and wisdom out of

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our faces. And ageing has seen

almost as a weakness, an act of

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carelessness. Newspapers certainly

are seeing this person next ten

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years older than they did ten years

ago, and that's a bit bizarre if

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they did not. We just have this

strange view of ageing.

Lovely to

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see you, I am still dwelling on the

question, what is the point of me?

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I'm a bit stuck. I still worry about

that.

We all ponder that. Thank you.

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I will tell you later! The book is

called Three Thing About Elsie. We

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will be back with you tomorrow from

six o'clock. Until then have a good

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day, goodbye.

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