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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

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Stayt.

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Dentists warn of a child tooth

decay crisis in England.

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A record 43,000 operations

to remove rotting teeth

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were carried outlast year.

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Ministers say they're determined

to tackle the problem.

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Good morning, it's Saturday

the 13th of January.

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Also this morning:

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African leaders demand an apology

from Donald Trump after he is

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accused of making vulgar and

disparaging comments about poorer

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nations.

A ban on credit and debit surcharges

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comes into force today, but there

are concerns companies could raise

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their prices in response.

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Celebrations overnight.

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Four British friends smash the world

record for crossing the Atlantic

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in a rowing boat.

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In sport, heading to Scotland,

Northern Ireland boss

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Michael O'Neill is a step closer

to taking over as Scotland manager,

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now that the Scottish

FA have agreed a deal

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to compensate his current employers.

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And Sarah has the weather.

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Good morning. It is another cloudy

day today and things are going to

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turn increasingly wet and windy from

the west. I'll bring you all the

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details in about 15 minutes.

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Good morning.

First, our main story:

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There were nearly 43,000 hospital

operations to remove teeth

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in children and teenagers

in England last year,

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equating to 170 a day.

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The British Dental Association says

England provides a second-class

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service compared to Scotland

and Wales, and has accused

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government ministers of adopting

a short-sighted approach

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to a growing crisis

around tooth decay.

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Our health correspondent

Dominic Hughes reports.

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Tooth decay in children is

distressing, painful and avoidable.

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Dentists say sugary snacks and

drinks are the biggest cause. Each

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children drink more soft drinks than

anywhere else in Europe and the

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number of multiple extractions,

which have to take place in hospital

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under a general anaesthetic, is

continuing to grow. Figures compiled

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by the Local Government Association

showed there were nearly 43,000

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multiple to the extractions among

under-18s in England last year.

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That's around 170 every day of the

working week. Overall, there's been

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an increase of 17% in just four

years. Dentists say children in

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England are suffering and are being

offered a second-rate service when

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compared to Scotland and Wales.

We

have seen in Scotland and in Wales

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that they have got national

programmes to try and prevent this

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and they will actually -- they have

actually got reasonably good results

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out of it. The government has not

put any money into the national

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prevention programme for England and

that's the reason why we are seeing

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so many children being put under

general anaesthetic.

The department

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of health in England says the

introduction of attacks on sugary

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drinks is part of its plan to reduce

the number of extractions and that

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more than half of all children have

seen a dentist in the last year.

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And, with proper oral hygiene, good

brushing and avoiding high sugar

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snacks and drinks, thousands of

children could be saved from

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experiencing the pain of a rotten

tooth.

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The African Union has demanded

an apology from President Trump

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after he reportedly used a vulgar

and disparaging term to describe

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nations on the continent.

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It was apparently made

during an Oval Office meeting

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on immigration with

members of Congress.

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The Union, which represents

55 African countries,

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expressed its "shock,

dismay and outrage" and said

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the Trump Administration

misunderstood Africans.

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Our North America correspondent

Peter Bowes reports.

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It has been an extraordinary week,

even by Donald Trump's standards. It

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ended with a medical, a routine

checkup that all presidents undergo

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and word from Mr Trump's doctor is

that the commander in chief is in

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excellent health. For the past two

days have seen the president of my

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head in controversy -- the past two.

As Donald Trump arrives in Florida

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to spend the weekend at his golf

resort, the international community

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is still feeding over his alleged

use of crude language to describe

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African countries.

As the African

Union we were quite appalled and

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infuriated, outraged, by the

comments. And for a country like the

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United States, which is a valued

partner for the Africans, this is

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quite a shock.

From the United

Nations in Geneva came the stiffest

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of rebukes.

These are shocking and

shameful comments from the president

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of the United States. I'm sorry but

there's no other word one can use

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but racist. You can't dismiss entire

countries and continents.

The

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allegation has gone unanswered by

the president. He had an opportunity

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at the ceremony in celebration of

Martin Luther King. But it was

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awkward. After signing a

proclamation in the civil rights

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leader, the Trump dodged the most

uncomfortable of questions.

Mr

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president, are you a racist?

The

president left without responding.

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He earlier tweeted that he used

tough language in a meeting with

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senators but not the derogatory

language attributed to him.

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Consumers can no longer be charged

extra for paying by credit or debit

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card under new laws from today.

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It is hoped the ban will benefit

shoppers and holidaymakers who buy

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goods online or in small stores,

but some retailers have already said

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they will raise overall prices

in response to the change.

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Joe Lynam reports.

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We've all seen them. The extra

little fees added at the very end of

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the buying process. In percentage

terms it may not sound like a lot,

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but card surcharges add up, until

today. Under a new EU directive

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retailers on or off-line can no

longer charge customers for paying

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with a credit or debit card. The

Treasury says this surcharges cost

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UK consumers £166 million annually

are but some companies, such as

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concert venues, can still charge a

booking or service fee.

This is a

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significant win for consumers. No

longer will they be penalised just

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for paying by credit or debit card.

Not all companies will increase

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prices. We have to wait and see how

they react to the law that

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introduced and see whether or not

prices go up. If prices do go up

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consumers can shop around and find

the best deals for them.

Some

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retailers, such as this delivery

firm Just Eat, say they will impose

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new costs on customers who pay by

card. Others massively raise prices.

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So not all consumers will be better.

-- others may simply.

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Nottingham train station

will re-open this morning,

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after it was forced to close

yesterday following a major fire.

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The blaze began at 6:30

yesterday morning.

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At its peak, ten fire crews

were tackling flames coming

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from the station's roof

and smoke filling the foyer.

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The fire is now being

treated as arson.

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At the moment our current

investigation is trying to examine

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exactly what happened and why it

happened. At the moment it is

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expected as on. We have a number of

lines of enquiry that we can't go

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into this moment in time because our

investigators are still working on

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that. That will include witness

details and CCTV viewing at the

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station.

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A contract has denied reports that

it had a rescue plan rejected by

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creditors. The firm is struggling

under 1.5 William pounds of debt,

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including pensions shortfall of half

£1 million, raising questions about

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its future. We understand ministers

are raising questions about the

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prison contracts.

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The Hollywood actor Steven Seagal

is being investigated

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for sexual assault.

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Police in Los Angeles confirmed

they were investigating

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an allegation against the actor

that dates back to 2005.

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He has denied a number

of accusations that have been made

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since the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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Tributes have been paid

to the comedy actress Bella Emberg,

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who has died aged 80.

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She became a household name

in the 1980s on The Russ Abbot Show,

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playing characters including

Blunder Woman, the sidekick

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of hapless superhero Cooperman.

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Abbot called her "a huge comedy

talent", while Les Dennis said

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she was a "funny, lovely friend".

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Four British friends have broken

the world record and become

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the fastest ever to cross

the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat.

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The crew, dubbed The Four Oarsmen,

made history overnight

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when they reached the island

of Antigua in 29 days,

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beating the previous

record by six days.

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Dan Johnson has more.

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That's it, lads, you've done it! The

end of the net the journey done in

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record time. The Four Oarsmen hadn't

even been on a rolling boat 18

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months ago.

Here they go!

Now

they've not only won this year is

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athletic challenge, they are world

record holders. The first to make

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the crossing in under 30 days. They

left the Canary Islands one month

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ago, facing 3000 miles of blood and

blisters, sweat and tears. Producing

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their own freshwater on-board,

surviving on rations and taking it

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in turns to eat, sleep and a row,

their motivation was personal.

It's

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amazing to compete and we set out as

a kind of charitable initiative in

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the first instance for two

charities, for MIND, the mental

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health charity, and spinal research.

For me the MIND element is

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commemorative. My mum had in a

mental illness all alive and I

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always felt a need and desire... I

have this initiative and desire to

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do something to commemorate mum and

to bring it to fruition and complete

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it and do it such justice and do it

in such style and with great support

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and success is amazing.

Just making

it to the Caribbean is a fantastic

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achievement, they've raised more

than £250,000 and wrote their way

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into the record books. -- rowed

their way.

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We will be talking to them a little

bit later on, after what looks like

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quite a big celebration.

Did you know that two of them were

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seasick? Fascinating.

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Let's take a look at this

morning's front pages.

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The Times, you can see the headline.

Trump took offence at flights from

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the British. That's where he was

invited to London to open the new

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embassy but they say a White House

source has told them that decision

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came after the president was left

smarting over some rows, including

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that rebuke from the Prime Minister.

And of course the official reason is

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that he thought the spending of the

money was... The money was badly

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spent, but they have their own

sources.

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The front page of the Telegraph

talks about the flu jab and the

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number of people with flu. They now

say chemists are running low on the

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flu vaccine yesterday, amid fears of

an epidemic if the virus continues

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to spread at its current rate. And

the Today programme presenter is

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facing criticism over a conversation

about pay with a fellow journalist,

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who is a North American editor.

That's also on the front page the

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Sun. It says 'Dump Humph'. The BBC

is suggested to dump him after

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talking about the gender pay gap.

Racist and shameful remarks from

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Trump. That's on the Guardian.

Shortly we will speak to a US

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commentator just on how those

remarks are going down and what the

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white invocations are, of some of

the things he did or didn't say. Of

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course it depends on whose account

you believe.

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You are mentioning the story about

Donald Trump being sensitive about

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some comments and now apparently he

faces the embarrassment of not being

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invited to the Royal Wedding. People

are mindful of this because he takes

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these snubs quite personally. Royal

household source has said now that

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although the guest list hasn't been

announced there's no reason he be

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invited.

Those are the main stories this

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morning. A full review coming up

later.

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We've been talking a lot this week

about the continuing spread of flu.

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This morning we want to look at how

you can try to avoid

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getting it yourself.

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Breakfast's John Maguire has been

out and about with a GP to get some

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tips.

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Good morning. After a slow start,

flu season is well and truly here,

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at how best should we protect

ourselves and how should we try to

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prevent the virus spreading? Good

morning to AGP.

Should we even be

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shaking hands? It's fine. We are

both well, we want the social

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niceties. Yes, no problem. But if

you are feeling unwell, if you have

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the sniffles or a high temperatures,

then back off and try not to pass

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things on and make sure that you

look after each other.

What sort of

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distances are we talking about?

I

think it being sensible. I always

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hate people invading my space at the

best of times, so it's always nice

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to have a bit of space, but if you

are snotty, if you have a cold or

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cough, you want to give a bit more

distance and make sure you use a

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tissue, been the tissue, wash your

hands, make sure you don't give the

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opportunities when you are not so

well to pass things on.

Public

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transport? Invite that? Hard

surfaces? What are the issues? --

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things like that.

Some bugs will end

up on services. Most of flu and

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viruses are spread by droplets, at a

little bit will come on services as

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well. Washing hands when you can. Be

sensible at work and make sure your

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employer does clean things

appropriately.

More tea, doctor?

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When you've got a high-temperature,

you've got to push the fluids.

Sweat

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it all out. What about at home?

What

should we be looking out for? I

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think one of the key things is that

in your home you can be yourself,

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but in the home everybody is in

close proximity to each other, so

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again the coughing and sneezing over

each other. If you feel lousy, is it

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best to go to a separate bedroom?

Sometimes you might be more

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comfortable sneezing on the settee.

The more people can be sensible and

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look after each other, the more we

can produce cold is passing between

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people.

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Just before 9am we'll speak to a GP

about how to spot flu symptoms.

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We will try to pick up on some of

your thoughts.

Let us know if there

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are any particular questions you

would like to ask.

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I wonder if it is that whether where

it makes you feel like you will

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catch a cold? It seems to be

turning. Good morning.

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Some slightly uninspiring weather.

Murky and cloudy recently with no

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great changes. Rain arriving across

western parts of the country. With a

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PC with a grain has been moving

quite slowly over the past few hours

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of Western areas, western Scotland,

Northern Ireland, down to the

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south-west of England. Further east,

most right. The big area of high

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pressure. Bumping into that area of

high pressure. Making pretty slope

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progress across western parts of the

country.

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country. Across Northern Ireland

from the east of the country feel a

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dry weather. There will be a few

holes breaking through the cloud.

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Top temperatures today around about

5- eight degrees. As we head into

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this evening and tonight, this area

of rain tends to fizzle out.

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Becoming mostly dry, still pretty

murky and cloudy across the country.

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The wind that lighter. Some mist and

fog patches. Temperatures down are

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not on what we had last night. About

three degrees or so at the lowest

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and in towns and cities colder in

the countryside. And, a lot of

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cloud. A pretty grey day. Some

glimpses of sunshine. Later, we see

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a change from the far north-west.

You will notice the wind arrows. The

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rain moving in across north-west

Scotland and Northern Ireland. A lot

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of dry weather elsewhere across the

country. Iran about 5- seven degrees

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but the mild editors with us gets

swept away as we head into next

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week. Into Monday and Tuesday in

particular cold arrest us to draw in

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across the country so after a mild

cloudy sort of weekend, this is

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Hannath is shaping up. We have got

that moving in. It's going to turn

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quite unsettled. We could see some

snowfall. Further south, mostly over

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the hills is the hint of something

more wintry on the cards. But here

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are now, pretty mild and cloudy. See

you later.

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Now it's time to Film Review.

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Hello and welcome to

the Film Review on BBC News.

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To take us through this

week's cinema releases,

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Mark Kermode is back.

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What have you been watching?

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As you'll know, awards

season is upon us.

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We have Darkest Hour,

for which Gary Oldman

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is hotly tipped for Oscars.

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We have The Brawler, Mukkabaaz, a

boxing-movie-cum-political-romance.

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And Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,

Missouri, from Martin McDonagh.

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Darkest Hour.

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You wait years for a Churchill film

to come along and we've had two

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quite recently, really.

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So we reviewed Churchill

with Brian Cox here

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on the show a few months ago.

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The story then was that Brian Cox

was playing brilliantly, I think,

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Churchill anxiety-ridden in the run

up to D-Day.

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Now we have Gary Oldman

as Churchill, anxiety-ridden around

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the time of Dunkirk.

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It's 1940.

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The Nazis are sweeping

across Europe.

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The resistance is

crumbling everywhere.

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He's basically being advised by all

sides to appease rather than fight.

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Here's a clip.

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Nothing even remotely patriotic

in death or glory if the odds

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are firmly on the former.

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Nothing inglorious in

trying to shorten a war

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that we are clearly losing.

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Losing!

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Europe is still...

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Europe is lost.

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And before our forces

are wiped out completely,

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now is the time to negotiate.

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In order to obtain the best

conditions possible.

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Hitler will not insist

on outrageous terms.

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He will know his own weaknesses.

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He will be reasonable.

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When will the lesson be learned?

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When will the lesson be learned?

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How many more dictators must be...

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Wooed, appeased.

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Good God, given immense privileges.

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Before we learn!

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You cannot reason with a tiger

when your head is in its mouth!

0:20:250:20:28

That is pretty much

the give-me-an-award clip.

0:20:280:20:31

There's no surprise it's got such

awards buzz about it.

0:20:310:20:36

And he won a Golden

Globe, didn't he?

0:20:360:20:40

Yeah.

0:20:400:20:40

I think I remember in 2012,

when it looked like he was

0:20:400:20:43

going to win the Oscar,

then he was beaten to the punch

0:20:430:20:47

by Jean Dujardin, I think it was.

0:20:470:20:48

I think this time may

well be his year.

0:20:480:20:51

And it is a terrific performance.

0:20:510:20:53

Despite being buried

under a lot of facial

0:20:530:20:55

prosthetics, you know,

you can see his personality

0:20:550:20:57

coming through.

0:20:570:20:57

It's a very interesting

take on Churchill.

0:20:570:20:59

I think the performance has

conviction and grit.

0:20:590:21:02

Much as I really, really

like the Brian Cox film,

0:21:020:21:04

I think this is a really solid,

awards-courting and probably

0:21:040:21:07

awards-worthy performance.

0:21:070:21:08

My problem is the film itself,

which is not as good

0:21:080:21:11

as his performance.

0:21:110:21:14

On the one hand, it's

to Joe Wright's credit that he's

0:21:140:21:17

trying to inject a sense

of immediacy and urgency

0:21:170:21:20

into a film which could become

a bunch of people arguing

0:21:200:21:22

in rooms, essentially.

0:21:220:21:23

And he does that well.

0:21:230:21:28

But he also mixes up,

on the one hand some very

0:21:280:21:32

well created, you know,

historical recreations, with some

0:21:320:21:34

utterly fanciful dramatic license.

0:21:340:21:35

Such as a scene in which Churchill

suddenly decides to take a quick

0:21:350:21:39

referenda of the way the British

public feel by going

0:21:390:21:42

on the Tube train and asking

people what they think

0:21:420:21:44

about what's going on.

0:21:440:21:45

In a scene which, whatever

the emotional truth of it

0:21:450:21:48

may be, just struck me

as utterly preposterous.

0:21:480:21:50

I think the central

performance is very good.

0:21:500:21:52

And it's a crack cast.

0:21:520:21:54

It is.

Kristin Scott Thomas.

0:21:540:21:55

It's a very good cast

and clearly a crowd pleaser.

0:21:550:21:58

It's going down incredibly well

with the American critics.

0:21:580:22:00

I have no doubt that it

will play very well.

0:22:000:22:03

I have to say, from my point

of view, there were moments in it

0:22:030:22:07

that I thought it was cringy.

0:22:070:22:09

Where it was much too on-the-nose.

0:22:090:22:17

I felt like it was

explaining everything.

0:22:270:22:29

You know, obviously,

this is complicated subject matter,

0:22:290:22:32

but there are certain moments

in which characters don't have to be

0:22:320:22:40

introduced by their name,

their title and rank whilst they're

0:22:520:22:55

actually in the room with you.

0:22:550:22:57

But the thing that will carry

it is the performance.

0:22:570:22:59

And it is a really good performance.

0:22:590:23:01

I think it will continue to be

rewarded with awards.

0:23:010:23:04

The Brawler, Mukkabaaz.

0:23:040:23:05

Which is this boisterous,

politically-tinged-boxing-movie-cum-

0:23:050:23:06

romance.

0:23:060:23:07

From the director of

the Gangs of Wasseypur.

0:23:070:23:09

Which I think we spoke

about on this show here.

0:23:090:23:16

Young boxer struggling

to find his place in the world,

0:23:160:23:19

finds himself at odds

with the local big boss.

0:23:190:23:21

He falls in love with a young woman

who has no voice but whose

0:23:210:23:25

actions speak volumes.

0:23:250:23:26

It's a strange and occasionally

ramshackle affair.

0:23:260:23:32

The dialogue is full of cussing.

0:23:320:23:33

And colloquial cussing at that.

0:23:330:23:35

There is music in it but it is very

racy in its lyrical content.

0:23:350:23:38

The fight sequences,

you really feel that you're watching

0:23:380:23:41

people beating seven bells out

of each other.

0:23:410:23:43

It has the ability to eschew

conventions and mix in grit

0:23:430:23:46

I think it's a bit overlong.

0:23:460:23:48

Two and a half hours.

0:23:480:23:49

But what I liked about it, firstly,

it is a bit anarchic.

0:23:490:23:52

A bit ramshackle.

0:23:520:23:53

It seems to switch

genres at certain times.

0:23:530:23:55

It always keeps you on your toes.

0:23:550:23:57

I mean, a boxing movie should do.

0:23:570:23:59

It is a film which dances around

you and keeps you alert.

0:23:590:24:02

It's not perfect, but it's a pretty

solid thriller with some

0:24:020:24:05

sort of social things

to say, as well.

0:24:050:24:07

Good to bring us something

that I certainly didn't

0:24:070:24:10

know too much about.

0:24:100:24:12

I feel like I've read a lot

about Three Billboards.

0:24:120:24:15

I'm a huge Frances McDormond fan.

0:24:150:24:17

Me, too.

0:24:170:24:17

So talented.

0:24:170:24:18

And a big Martin McDonagh fan.

0:24:180:24:19

So this is the latest

from Martin McDonagh

0:24:190:24:21

who of course made In Bruges.

0:24:210:24:23

Frances McDormand probably

still most famous for Fargo.

0:24:230:24:25

An extraordinary CV.

0:24:250:24:26

So, like Darkest Hour,

this is shaping up to be

0:24:260:24:29

a major Oscar contender.

0:24:290:24:30

It's a western-inflected

tragi-comedy.

0:24:300:24:32

Frances McDormand

is a grieving mother.

0:24:320:24:33

Her daughter was

abducted and killed.

0:24:330:24:35

And the local police force, headed

up by Woody Harrelson as the chief,

0:24:350:24:38

hasn't made any arrests.

0:24:380:24:39

In a state of desperation,

she decides to take those titular

0:24:390:24:42

three billboards and emblazen them

with signs that name and shame

0:24:420:24:45

the police department and say,

"How come there have

0:24:450:24:48

been no arrests?".

0:24:480:24:49

Here's a clip.

0:24:490:24:49

When the DNA don't match no one

who's ever been arrested.

0:24:490:24:52

And when the DNA don't match

any other crime nationwide.

0:24:520:24:55

And when there wasn't a single

eyewitness from the time

0:24:550:24:58

she left your house to the time

we found her...

0:24:580:25:01

Well, right now, there ain't too

much more we can do.

0:25:010:25:04

Could pull blood from every man

and boy in this town,

0:25:040:25:07

over the age of eight.

0:25:070:25:11

There's several rights laws

prevents that, Mrs Hayes.

0:25:110:25:14

And what if he was just

passing through town.

0:25:140:25:18

Pull blood from every man

in the country, then.

0:25:180:25:21

And what if he was just passing

through the country?

0:25:210:25:23

If it was me, I'd

start up a database.

0:25:230:25:26

Every male baby what's

born, stick him on it.

0:25:260:25:28

And as soon as he'd done something

wrong, cross-reference it,

0:25:280:25:31

make 100% certain it was a correct

match, then kill him.

0:25:310:25:34

Yeah, well, there's definitely civil

rights laws prevents that.

0:25:340:25:41

You can see from that clip that

what the film does is it plays

0:25:410:25:47

with your sympathies.

0:25:470:25:48

On the one hand Frances McDormand

is set up as the heroine.

0:25:480:25:52

But then what she's saying

there is outrageous.

0:25:520:25:54

And suddenly, the chief

is the one who's reasonable.

0:25:540:25:56

I think the real triumph

of this film is, it's

0:25:560:25:59

a tragi-comedy that is very funny.

0:25:590:26:01

That's one of the few clips

that we could play that doesn't have

0:26:010:26:04

Chaucerian swearing in it.

0:26:040:26:05

Martin McDonagh has a real

ear for this stuff.

0:26:050:26:08

Martin McDonagh has a real

ear for this stuff.

0:26:080:26:10

And it is very funny.

0:26:100:26:11

He can make you laugh and gasp.

0:26:110:26:13

He does.

0:26:130:26:14

Before, he had a cynical edge.

0:26:140:26:15

But this actually has heart.

0:26:150:26:17

Because the tragedy is, if anything,

more powerful than the comedy.

0:26:170:26:20

So what you get is a story

about people who are eaten up

0:26:200:26:23

by rage, eaten up by anger,

eaten up by desperation.

0:26:230:26:26

It's really a film about how those

things impact upon the characters.

0:26:260:26:29

There are these lines that

are delivered as trite little

0:26:290:26:32

greeting card messages.

0:26:320:26:33

"Anger only begets greater anger".

0:26:330:26:34

"Through love comes calm".

0:26:340:26:35

And yet they seem to be sincere.

0:26:350:26:37

What really surprised me is how

tender this film is.

0:26:370:26:40

Yes, it's very funny.

0:26:400:26:41

Yes, it's very violent.

0:26:410:26:43

Yes, it's very dark.

0:26:430:26:44

Yes, it deals with

edgy subject matter.

0:26:440:26:46

But it also has

a really tender heart.

0:26:460:26:48

It has upset some people

because all the characters are seen

0:26:480:26:52

to be three dimensional.

0:26:520:26:55

Like Sam Rockwell is

introduced as a racist cop.

0:26:550:27:02

But as it goes on, you start

to see he's also a victim

0:27:020:27:05

of his circumstances.

0:27:050:27:06

That doesn't play very

well with everybody.

0:27:060:27:08

Because it is a film about moral

ambivalence in which there isn't

0:27:080:27:11

a good character or a bad character.

0:27:110:27:13

Everybody is in this kind of morass.

0:27:130:27:15

But I thought it worked really well.

0:27:150:27:17

I've seen it twice.

0:27:170:27:18

Second time round it

was more powerful.

0:27:180:27:20

When it needs to be funny,

it's blisteringly funny.

0:27:200:27:23

But it's also really tragic.

0:27:230:27:26

And, oddly enough, very tender.

0:27:260:27:28

Goodness.

0:27:280:27:31

Rich.

0:27:310:27:39

Very rich film.

0:27:400:27:41

Yeah, I'd be interested to know

what you think about it.

0:27:410:27:44

We can discuss next week.

0:27:440:27:45

For now, I know best out you're

saying is another film -

0:27:450:27:49

stunning scenery, beautiful setting,

but quite bleak, as well.

0:27:490:27:51

Yes, Hostiles, which is an end

of an era western from Scott Cooper.

0:27:510:27:55

Christian Bale is a battle hardened

captain ordered to take his nemesis

0:27:550:27:58

Christian Bale is a battle hardened

captain ordered to take his nemesis

0:27:580:28:01

back to his sacred lands to die.

0:28:010:28:03

It is a film, therefore,

about coming to terms

0:28:030:28:05

with the legacy of violence.

0:28:050:28:07

Actually, the reason I've chosen

it is because it has a brilliant

0:28:070:28:10

score by Max Richter,

which is really evocative.

0:28:100:28:12

The score seems to come

out of the landscape.

0:28:120:28:15

It uses this incredible instrument

called a yaybahar which I'd

0:28:150:28:17

never heard of before

until I heard this film.

0:28:170:28:20

It really captured me.

0:28:200:28:21

I think it's not getting

perhaps the attention

0:28:210:28:23

that it should have got.

0:28:230:28:25

I think it's a very

interesting piece of work.

0:28:250:28:27

It's called Hostiles.

0:28:270:28:28

It's worth it for the score alone.

0:28:280:28:30

And DVD, you've picked one

of my films of last year

Detroit.

0:28:300:28:33

Superb.

0:28:330:28:33

Why isn't that on the awards radars?

0:28:330:28:35

I don't begin to understand.

0:28:350:28:36

It's so well made.

0:28:360:28:38

Really, really brilliant.

0:28:380:28:38

The anatomy of an uprising.

0:28:380:28:40

Set in the late 1960s

but I think relevant to today.

0:28:400:28:43

Fantastic ensemble cast.

0:28:430:28:44

John Boyega, Will Poulter,

both absolutely brilliant.

0:28:440:28:45

I would have had both of them

in Supporting Actor nominations.

0:28:450:28:48

Fantastically directed

by Kathryn Bigelow.

0:28:480:28:50

Yet somehow it seems to have slipped

off the radar, which is a shame.

0:28:500:28:54

I thought it was a really

gripping piece of work.

0:28:540:28:56

Absolutely.

0:28:560:28:57

A hard watch, but it is brilliant.

0:28:570:28:59

But it has to be tough

because of the subject matter.

0:28:590:29:02

It would be wrong if it wasn't.

0:29:020:29:03

Absolutely.

0:29:030:29:04

This is the chance to see it,

if you didn't see it in the cinema.

0:29:040:29:08

It's on DVD this week.

0:29:080:29:09

Mark, thank you very much.

0:29:090:29:10

See you next week for more.

0:29:100:29:12

There is, of course,

more film news and reviews

0:29:120:29:15

from across the BBC on the website.

0:29:150:29:16

You know the address,

bbc.co.uk/Mark Kermode.

0:29:160:29:18

You can find our previous

programmes on the BBCi player.

0:29:180:29:21

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

0:30:040:30:07

Stayt.

0:30:070:30:12

Good morning.

0:30:120:30:14

Here's a summary of today's main

stories from BBC News.

0:30:140:30:19

Dentists Act been accused of having

a shortsighted result, after

0:30:190:30:22

operations to remove rotten teeth

from children increased to 43,000

0:30:220:30:26

last year. There has been a 17%

increase of hospital admissions to

0:30:260:30:32

extract rotten teeth and then to say

children are receiving second-class

0:30:320:30:36

treatment compared to those in

Scotland and Wales. The department

0:30:360:30:40

of Health and social care says the

introduction of a sugar tax should

0:30:400:30:43

tackle teeth decay.

0:30:430:30:49

The African union has demanded an

apology from Donald Trump after he

0:30:490:30:53

apparently accused of vulgar and

disparaging term to describe poorer

0:30:530:30:56

confidence. The union, which

represents 55 African countries,

0:30:560:31:03

expressed shock, dismay and outrage

and said the Trump administration

0:31:030:31:06

misunderstood Africans. Surcharges

for using credit or debit cards will

0:31:060:31:11

be illegal from today as a result of

new EU rules to help consumers and

0:31:110:31:16

improve transparency Fenners. The

measures will benefit shoppers and

0:31:160:31:19

holidaymakers, making online or

in-store purchases, with some

0:31:190:31:24

retailers saying they will raise

prices to cover the cost.

0:31:240:31:29

Yesterday's fire at Nottingham train

station is now being treated as

0:31:290:31:32

arson, police have confirmed.

0:31:320:31:34

The blaze began early

yesterday morning.

0:31:340:31:36

Ten fire crews tackled flames coming

from the station's roof as smoke

0:31:360:31:40

filled the foyer, prompting

a full evacuation.

0:31:400:31:42

The station reopens today.

0:31:420:31:47

The troubled construction firm

Karelian, a key contract for schools

0:31:470:31:50

and prisons, has denied reports that

its rescue plan was rejected by

0:31:500:31:57

creditors. So the struggling under

£1.5 million of debt, including a

0:31:570:32:01

pension for -- shortfall.

Tributes have been paid to Bella

0:32:010:32:14

Emberg who has died at the age of

80. She became a household name

0:32:140:32:18

after she played characters

including Blonder Woman. She was

0:32:180:32:25

called a huge, he talent and a

lovely friend. -- huge comedy

0:32:250:32:32

talent.

0:32:320:32:33

Four Britsh friends have broken

the world record and become

0:32:330:32:35

the fastest ever to cross

the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat.

0:32:350:32:39

Known as The Four Oarsmen,

amateur sailors Dicky Taylor,

0:32:390:32:41

George Biggar, Peter Robinson

and Stuart Watts reached dry land

0:32:410:32:44

just after one thirty this morning,

having spent 29 days and 15 hours

0:32:440:32:47

at sea, six days faster

than the current world record

0:32:470:32:50

for a four-man crew.

0:32:500:32:54

He's world famous, has friends

in high places and at just five

0:32:540:32:57

months old he's already captured

millions of hearts.

0:32:570:33:01

And today the first giant panda

to be born in France

0:33:010:33:05

will meet his public

for the first time.

0:33:050:33:08

Yuan Meng lives with his parents

at Beauval Zoo near Le Mans.

0:33:080:33:14

He weighed just five ounces

at birth, but is now thriving

0:33:140:33:17

and has been

walking for nearly two months.

0:33:170:33:21

He was named by his godmother

Brigitte Macron, the wife

0:33:210:33:24

of the French President.

0:33:240:33:27

Very well-connected!

Why not? A good godmother to have.

0:33:270:33:34

I never thought about being

godparents to an animal. What do you

0:33:340:33:38

do? Take him for days out? To the

zoo? He's already there! That's a

0:33:380:33:43

nice touch!

It's a bear that's been born and got

0:33:430:33:52

older.

He is in demand, Michael O'Neill,

0:33:520:33:54

after what he's done with the

European Championship.

0:33:540:34:03

He's 48 and has been

Scottish football's,

0:34:030:34:05

preferred candidate

since Gordon Strachan's

0:34:050:34:07

departure in October.

0:34:070:34:09

They've been negotiating

with O'Neill's representatives

0:34:090:34:11

for some time.

0:34:110:34:16

Now that a compensation package has

been agreed with the Irish FA,

0:34:160:34:19

face to face talks are now

likely next week.

0:34:190:34:21

Under O'Neill's management,

Northern Ireland qualified for Euro

0:34:210:34:24

2016, their first major

tournament for 30 years.

0:34:240:34:27

Former Wales internationals

Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy

0:34:270:34:30

are among those who've been

interviewed for the vacant

0:34:300:34:32

national manager's job.

0:34:320:34:34

Giggs is the favourite

to succeed Chris Coleman,

0:34:340:34:36

who left two months ago to join

Sunderland after guiding Wales

0:34:360:34:39

through one of their most

sucessful periods.

0:34:390:34:41

The FAW is thought to be keen

on appointing a Welshman

0:34:410:34:44

and is hoping to announce

their new manager next week.

0:34:440:34:52

The BBC understands Giggs's former

team-mate Phil Neville

0:34:540:34:57

is a contender to take over

as the England women's manager.

0:34:570:35:00

Neville's previously worked

as an assistant coach,

0:35:000:35:04

with United, Valencia

and the England Under-21 mens sides.

0:35:040:35:07

He's among a number

of candidates being considered.

0:35:070:35:09

Mo Marley is currently in temporary

charge of the Lionesses,

0:35:090:35:11

who are ranked third in the world.

0:35:110:35:13

The big transfer story that's been

dominating the sports news surrounds

0:35:130:35:16

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.

0:35:160:35:17

Will he or won't he move

to Premier League leaders

0:35:170:35:20

Manchester City?

0:35:200:35:21

The Chilean forward has

been told he can leave,

0:35:210:35:23

if Arsenal find

a suitable replacement.

0:35:230:35:25

But City only want to pay £20

million rather than the £35 million

0:35:250:35:29

Arsenal want and Manchester United

are ready to step in with a bid

0:35:290:35:32

of £25 million.

0:35:320:35:39

There are some players in the

football world, if you have a chance

0:35:390:35:46

to sign them you have to try. And

that's it.

0:35:460:35:54

that's it. The only word I can say

is the same word that everybody

0:35:540:35:58

says, he's a phenomenal. Apart from

that, an Arsenal player and I feel I

0:35:580:36:07

shouldn't say much more than this.

0:36:070:36:08

And Sanchez might not be

the only Arsenal forward

0:36:080:36:11

leaving the Emirates.

0:36:110:36:12

Theo Walcott has been at Arsenal

for 12 years since moving

0:36:120:36:15

from Southampton as a teenager,

but he's only played 47 minutes

0:36:150:36:18

in the League this season.

0:36:180:36:20

And Sam Allardyce has confirmed

Everton are negotiating over

0:36:200:36:27

the England international,

who he says would be a "fantastic

0:36:270:36:30

addition".

0:36:300:36:30

Well Arsenal are at Bournemouth

and City travel to Liverpool

0:36:300:36:33

on Sunday, with Manchester United

in action on Monday evening.

0:36:330:36:36

There are seven games

later today though.

0:36:360:36:38

Chelsea are at home to Leicester

and they could go second

0:36:380:36:41

for a day at least, with victory.

0:36:410:36:43

But they'd still be some 13 points

adrift of leaders Manchester City

0:36:430:36:46

and their manager Antonio Conte

is still casting doubt

0:36:460:36:48

over how long he'll

stay at the club.

0:36:480:36:54

I still have another year of the

contract with this club. But as you

0:36:550:36:59

very well in football everything is

possible. One moment you stay here,

0:36:590:37:05

in another moment you stay in

another place or another person

0:37:050:37:10

replaces you and your job.

0:37:100:37:13

Last night's Steel city derby

between Sheffield United

0:37:130:37:15

and Sheffield Wednesday

ended in a goalless draw.

0:37:150:37:18

Wednesday's new manager had to do

without several injured players

0:37:180:37:20

and defender Glenn Loovens was sent

off after 64 minutes

0:37:200:37:23

for a second bookable offence.

0:37:230:37:26

But Wednesday held on and could have

won it in injury time,

0:37:260:37:30

were it not for United's keeper

Simon Moore, pulling off some

0:37:300:37:33

excellent saves including this

one from Adam Reach.

0:37:330:37:37

The draw moves United

into the Championship play off

0:37:370:37:39

places, while Wednesday

are struggling down in 15th.

0:37:390:37:47

It's the penultimate round of group

stage fixtures in rugby union's

0:37:470:37:52

Champions Cup and Scarlets

have gone top of Pool 5,

0:37:520:37:55

with a famous 35-17 win

over Bath at the Rec.

0:37:550:37:57

It means Bath could slip out

of the top two on a weekend

0:37:570:38:01

which marks the anniversary

of their first European Cup

0:38:010:38:03

triumph in France.

0:38:030:38:04

Joe Lynskey reports.

0:38:040:38:07

Bordeaux 20 years ago. Today Bath

became European champions. They were

0:38:070:38:12

the first English team to win the

top club prize, but these were

0:38:120:38:16

continental rugby's early days. The

spotlight has intensified on the

0:38:160:38:22

Champions Cup since, but still a

team from Wales is yet to win it, so

0:38:220:38:27

scarlet is feel if their year to

make history. They play rugby in

0:38:270:38:30

there own style. It was a shimmy

from their scrummage that put in

0:38:300:38:34

front. Tyburn with a move they never

expected. Such improvisation has

0:38:340:38:40

made scarlet such a force. They came

across the seven to make a statement

0:38:400:38:45

and by half-time the gap between the

sides was already tough the bridge.

0:38:450:38:49

When Hadlee park run on a third try,

it was becoming a Welsh procession.

0:38:490:38:56

It was the bonus points that

mattered. That's why a fourth

0:38:560:39:01

scarlet strike from Scott Williams

felt so crucial. That means they go

0:39:010:39:05

into the final group game with

qualification in their own hands.

0:39:050:39:08

For Bath, the Bordeaux Aeneid is are

a distant memory. This is and

0:39:080:39:14

evening to be Scarlet.

0:39:140:39:17

Captain Eoin Morgan says

the specialist one day players

0:39:170:39:20

will lift the rest of the England

side as they go up against

0:39:200:39:23

Australia again.

0:39:230:39:24

After losing the Ashes 4-0,

England have the chance for some

0:39:240:39:27

revenge in the shorter format,

the first of 5-1 day internationals

0:39:270:39:30

takes place in Melbourne tomorrow.

0:39:300:39:33

Understandably they've been I

suppose down with defeat of the

0:39:330:39:39

tests to, which is disappointing,

but a lot of the guys have brought

0:39:390:39:44

in energy, coming from the Big Bash,

or playing Bangladesh previously, I

0:39:440:39:49

think it's important for the series

and it always has been, giving you

0:39:490:39:53

play on the back of such a

significant test match series. The

0:39:530:39:58

guys know the responsibility that

they carry. If they are feeling

0:39:580:40:01

fresh it will pick guys up along the

way.

0:40:010:40:03

History has been made

in Saudi Arabia after women

0:40:030:40:05

were allowed to watch a football

match in the stadium

0:40:050:40:08

for the first time yesterday.

0:40:080:40:13

Around 300 women flocked

to the Pearl Stadium in Jeddah

0:40:130:40:15

to watch Al-Ahli take on Al-Batin

in the Saudi Premier League.

0:40:150:40:20

They had to enter via a special gate

and sit in seats reserved

0:40:200:40:24

for familes, separated

by a glass partition.

0:40:240:40:28

The game was the first

in a series of matches

0:40:280:40:31

open to female spectators

and is part of long-awaited reforms

0:40:310:40:33

of women's rights in the country.

0:40:330:40:38

I hope they enjoyed the match.

That would have felt like a really

0:40:380:40:43

important day.

We heard from some of them yesterday

0:40:430:40:45

in the papers. They couldn't

describe how long they had waited

0:40:450:40:49

for this moment.

Incredible.

0:40:490:40:52

Donald Trump has continued to

dominate global headlines this week.

0:40:520:40:56

Overnight doctors said the president

is in excellent health after his

0:40:560:41:00

annual presidential medical.

However, the toxic fallout from

0:41:000:41:04

remarks he reportedly made in the

Oval Office continue.

0:41:040:41:06

He is accused of using derogatory

language about Haiti, El Salvador

0:41:060:41:12

and other countries. He has denied

using the language reported. A

0:41:120:41:17

political analyst joins us now from

Washington. Good to talk to you

0:41:170:41:21

again. So, help us with some of the

basic stuff. In the Oval Office, on

0:41:210:41:26

that date, what happened?

There was

a meeting taking place with the

0:41:260:41:34

president and seven members of the

US Senate. There was one Democrat on

0:41:340:41:38

the brew and six other Republicans

as well -- Democrat in the room.

0:41:380:41:44

This was a discussion about how to

address the issue of immigration. As

0:41:440:41:48

you know there's a large issue on

what to do with a large issue on

0:41:480:41:52

what to do with 8000 immigrants,

800,000 immigrants in this country.

0:41:520:41:55

There was a bipartisan legislative

effort led by a retiring Senator

0:41:550:42:01

from Arizona, who had developed a

deal on this issue and so these

0:42:010:42:07

senators were meeting with the

president, specifically addressing

0:42:070:42:10

the issue of immigrants from

countries such as Haiti, and African

0:42:100:42:23

countries where they are confronted

with natural disasters that may

0:42:230:42:26

force them to flee the country, for

example in the country of Haiti,

0:42:260:42:30

there was a massive earthquake that

the place eight years ago and we are

0:42:300:42:36

celebrating their eight year

anniversary this weekend. So this

0:42:360:42:40

earthquake took the lives of more

than 200,000 people and so as a

0:42:400:42:44

result of the devastation, many of

those Haitians fled to the United

0:42:440:42:49

States.

Can I just... The scene is

set. We know what the meeting is

0:42:490:42:55

about. Then the claim is from a

number of people that certain

0:42:550:42:58

language was used. I'm not going to

use the language now for obvious

0:42:580:43:03

reasons, but a flat denial from the

president?

Right. The president has

0:43:030:43:08

said he used tough language in the

meeting, however he said he didn't

0:43:080:43:12

use the language that has been

reported. However, we know that one

0:43:120:43:16

of the senators has emphatically

stated that president did use the

0:43:160:43:21

language, as well as Senator Lindsey

Graham. And you may know that

0:43:210:43:25

Senator Lindsey Graham was a

candidate for president in 2016 as

0:43:250:43:28

well and now has been working very

closely with President Trump. But he

0:43:280:43:33

did say the claims were made. Two

are the senators in the room said

0:43:330:43:38

they do not recall whether the

president used this language, but

0:43:380:43:42

based on the comments that were made

by both Senator Lindsey Graham and

0:43:420:43:48

of course Senator Tim Scott, also a

Republican, said he spoke directly

0:43:480:43:54

with Senator Lindsey Graham and

Senator Lindsey Graham told him that

0:43:540:43:58

the president did use those words.

A

number of African countries are now

0:43:580:44:02

asking for an apology, but for Mr

Trump to make an apology there would

0:44:020:44:07

have to be an admission.

That's

correct. Not only are we seeing the

0:44:070:44:11

fallout across African nations, but

we also know that the US ambassador

0:44:110:44:15

to Panama today are actually

yesterday resigned from his post is,

0:44:150:44:20

stating that he simply could not

work under this president any more.

0:44:200:44:24

So the fallout has been swift and it

has been brutal. But also what is

0:44:240:44:30

important to note is that this deal

was struck on immigration and now as

0:44:300:44:37

a result of these comments it's been

blown up. Here's what's important

0:44:370:44:40

about that. The government, the US

government, is actually going to run

0:44:400:44:45

out of money by next Friday and so

it was an incumbent that this deal

0:44:450:44:49

get done in order to pave the way to

strike a deal on funding the

0:44:490:44:54

government, beyond January 19th. So

if this deal is not done we could

0:44:540:45:00

see the United States government

heading to a government shutdown as

0:45:000:45:04

a result of this deal not been done.

One last thought. Donald Trump has

0:45:040:45:09

been accused of being racist before.

many people are saying that again

0:45:090:45:14

now. Where do you sit on that?

0:45:140:45:21

The President has a long history of

making racially insensitive content.

0:45:240:45:30

People have called him the

0:45:300:45:31

making racially insensitive content.

People have called him the grand

0:45:310:45:34

wizard of the birther movement. That

was his first for a into the

0:45:340:45:38

political arena, claiming the first

African-American President of the

0:45:380:45:41

United States was not born in this

country. He has made racially

0:45:410:45:46

charged comments making Mexicans. We

know about the travel ban to exclude

0:45:460:45:51

Muslims. It is a long, dark history

with this president. Now we are

0:45:510:45:57

seeing the ramifications of it

beyond this country.

Good to talk to

0:45:570:46:01

you. Thank you for your time.

0:46:010:46:07

you. Thank you for your time. It has

been chilly this week. Lots of fog.

0:46:080:46:11

I think we will see sleet in coming

days. Sarah is about to tell us

0:46:110:46:16

about it. Cloudy seemed to the

0:46:160:46:20

days. Sarah is about to tell us

about it. Cloudy seemed to the past

0:46:200:46:20

couple of days. Lots more about

cloud on the scene. It's going to be

0:46:200:46:28

dry to much of the country. There

will be rain working in. If we take

0:46:280:46:33

a look at a recent radar picture, we

can see where that rain has been

0:46:330:46:39

working in. Its slow-moving. Many

western areas will see breaks

0:46:390:46:46

throughout the day but further east,

higher pressure which is holding on.

0:46:460:46:52

Certainly quite mild out there. That

is going to bring Wainer crossed

0:46:520:47:01

western Wales and Northern Ireland.

Also wet and windy. . -- bring rain.

0:47:010:47:11

-- across. A few breaks in the cloud

as we move on to the afternoon. The

0:47:110:47:17

odd spot of drizzle. Something

coulter on the cards as we head into

0:47:170:47:24

Macs -- next week. It's looking

pretty cloudy for the football.

0:47:240:47:33

Temperatures in Newcastle, about

five degrees. This rain doesn't move

0:47:330:47:39

east across the country. Still quite

damp up into the West. There could

0:47:390:47:49

be a few mist and fog patches

forming tonight. It could be a touch

0:47:490:47:55

of frost on Sunday. A lot of bad

mist clears away relatively quickly.

0:47:550:48:02

Many of us drive from the

north-west, we start to see some

0:48:020:48:08

heavy rain working into the

north-west of Scotland and Northern

0:48:080:48:11

Ireland. Some brighter spells

breaking through. Top temperatures

0:48:110:48:17

around 5- eight degrees. Out front

in the north-west moves the

0:48:170:48:23

south-east. A spell of rain and cold

conditions. The blue colour is

0:48:230:48:28

returning. Who next week, that is

when things will be noticeably

0:48:280:48:35

colder. Quite unsettled and windy. A

bit of sleet and hill snow. Further

0:48:350:48:44

south, the mix of rain. For the here

and now, nice going with some rain

0:48:440:48:52

in cloud in the West.

0:48:520:48:55

We'll be back with

the headlines at 7:00.

0:48:550:48:57

But first it's time for Click

with Spencer Kelly, see you soon.

0:48:570:49:00

the

0:49:240:49:24

I've had enough.

0:49:240:49:26

Enough of old tech.

0:49:260:49:28

It's all going obsolete,

or so it seems.

0:49:280:49:31

Even the days of desktop

computers are numbered.

0:49:310:49:33

Right.

0:49:330:49:41

Let's see what they've

got for us this year.

0:49:410:49:43

The Consumer Electronics Show

in Las Vegas is the place

0:49:430:49:51

to find out.

0:49:530:49:54

It's where the new products

and concepts are launched for 2018

0:49:540:49:57

and some of them might

just change the world.

0:49:570:49:59

One of the highlights of CES for me

is always finding out how

0:49:590:50:03

bendy LG is.

0:50:030:50:04

Previously, they have been slightly

bendy and then quite bendy.

0:50:040:50:08

This year, I think

they have nailed it.

0:50:080:50:10

It's a 65-inch rollup display

and the image quality

0:50:100:50:14

is really very good.

0:50:140:50:15

And it does roll completely

up into an admittedly

0:50:150:50:23

fairly chunky box.

0:50:280:50:29

It's an OLED display,

the only display tech that can

0:50:290:50:32

be fully flexible.

0:50:320:50:33

The circuitry is built

on a segmented back so it is a bit

0:50:330:50:36

like a retractable garage door.

0:50:360:50:41

You can actually choose how far

the screen rolls out

0:50:410:50:44

as well as a widescreen TV,

it can be used as a thin

0:50:440:50:48

notification bar, a wider format

21x9 cinema screen and of course

0:50:480:50:51

nothing at all.

0:50:510:50:51

The argument is that you can make

use of the space behind it

0:50:510:50:55

when you're not using it.

0:50:550:50:57

And in South Korea, a lot of people

live in high-rise blocks.

0:50:570:51:01

Can you imagine lugging a 65" TV up

the stairs or into a lift?

0:51:010:51:05

Much easier if you can roll it

down into a handy tube.

0:51:050:51:08

Elsewhere, plenty of other things

to see and play with here at CES.

0:51:080:51:13

Here is a telephone from Chinese

company Vivo that does not

0:51:130:51:18

have a fingerprint scanner

on the back, because it has one

0:51:180:51:21

built into the screen.

0:51:210:51:22

The OLED display shines light

on to your thumb and an optical

0:51:220:51:27

scanner buried underneath

registers what it sees.

0:51:270:51:35

Here is the Link Flow Fit 360.

0:51:450:51:47

A necklace with three cameras that

together live-stitch to make

0:51:470:51:50

a 360 video.

0:51:500:51:51

You can record a true first person

view so others can feel

0:51:510:51:58

like they were truly there too.

0:51:580:52:00

Now, it's important to catch

the eye at shows like these

0:52:000:52:03

which is hopefully what

this thing is doing.

0:52:030:52:05

This is the Hypervision display

by Kino-mo and is capable

0:52:050:52:08

of projecting life-size images high

above the show floor.

0:52:080:52:10

All right, sexy,

that's enough from you.

0:52:100:52:12

Here is the science bit.

0:52:120:52:14

We have 24 rapidly

spinning LED strips.

0:52:140:52:15

They are flashing different

colours as they go around.

0:52:150:52:21

It gives you the illusion

of a persistent image.

0:52:210:52:24

In the flesh, I have to say,

it does really look rather good.

0:52:240:52:32

Don't build up your part.

0:52:340:52:35

Oh, good grief.

0:52:350:52:36

Enough flimsy flimflam from me.

0:52:360:52:37

Let's get Lara Lewington now

with some of the big announcements

0:52:370:52:40

from this year's show.

0:52:400:52:42

And what a week it has been with

news from tech's biggest players.

0:52:420:52:45

Including the likes of Intel saying

it will release software fixes

0:52:450:52:53

to repair security issues

surrounding its chips.

0:52:560:52:58

We've had press events that have

gone wrong with disobedient

0:52:580:53:01

robots from LG.

0:53:010:53:02

Chloe is not going to talk to me,

she doesn't like me evidently.

0:53:020:53:05

And Sony's robot dog wasn't

that responsive either.

0:53:050:53:13

Aibo is an autonomous robot

and will quickly become a member

0:53:140:53:17

of your family.

0:53:170:53:18

Right?

0:53:180:53:18

He ignored me.

0:53:180:53:19

Meanwhile, a lack of female

keynote speakers has caused

0:53:190:53:21

controversy amongst attendees.

0:53:210:53:25

A situation which has

led to raised eyebrows,

0:53:250:53:27

compounded by the inclusion

of robotic pole dancers at a strip

0:53:270:53:30

club near the event.

0:53:300:53:31

And on the show floor, as usual,

TVs were everywhere but this one

0:53:310:53:35

really stood out.

0:53:350:53:36

Samsung Wall is 146 inches wide

and can be made even larger

0:53:360:53:43

by adding modules.

0:53:430:53:45

And finally, Toyota has

unveiled its new autonomous

0:53:450:53:47

e-Pallete vehicle, to be

used for ridesharing,

0:53:470:53:49

deliveries or even a moving

storefront which comes

0:53:490:53:51

directly to you.

0:53:510:53:52

That was Lara.

0:53:520:54:00

Now one of the big things

at the moment in wireless charging.

0:54:020:54:04

That normally means putting your

phone on a pad but it is also

0:54:040:54:08

is possible to send

power through the air.

0:54:080:54:10

One of the problems with wireless

power is that that power is sent

0:54:100:54:18

in every direction at the same time

so wherever your device is,

0:54:230:54:26

it only receives a tiny

fraction of that power.

0:54:260:54:28

Well, here is a system that gets

around that by sending focused beams

0:54:280:54:32

of power to one particular point.

0:54:320:54:34

The power transmitter can be

built into ceiling tiles,

0:54:340:54:36

walls, tables or parts

of the furniture.

0:54:360:54:38

All it needs to know

is which direction to point

0:54:380:54:41

the power in.

0:54:410:54:42

Here is the science bit.

0:54:420:54:43

To work that out, the device needing

the power sends out low-power

0:54:430:54:46

signals in all directions,

most of which are blocked

0:54:460:54:54

by nearby objects.

0:54:540:54:56

But the signals that do bounce

around come and reach

0:54:560:54:58

the transmitter come

in at particular angles.

0:54:580:55:04

By sending the power back

at exactly the same angles,

0:55:040:55:06

that power bounces about

and eventually gets back

0:55:060:55:08

to the device.

0:55:080:55:09

The makers told us they can achieve

2 watts of power from a distance

0:55:090:55:13

of one metre which is impressively

about half the power

0:55:130:55:16

of the smartphone charger.

0:55:160:55:17

I'm using this light

to detect the power beams

0:55:170:55:19

between the transmitter

and the blackbox transceiver.

0:55:190:55:21

Think about your home

where you have smoke detectors.

0:55:210:55:24

It starts beeping at night when it

runs out of battery.

0:55:240:55:28

You can charge it remotely,

you never have to charge

0:55:280:55:30

the battery again.

0:55:300:55:34

But with high power beams

lancing around your home,

0:55:340:55:40

you have to wonder if it is safe.

0:55:400:55:43

This technology is entirely safe.

0:55:430:55:45

We look to get FCC approval

for safety, that certifies

0:55:450:55:50

the technology as safe.

0:55:500:55:54

If you have accepted

wi-fi into your home,

0:55:540:55:58

accepting this technology

would be the same.

0:55:580:56:00

In the future, the power receivers

could be made into any shape

0:56:000:56:03

including that of a AA battery

and that means ordinary devices

0:56:030:56:06

could be converted to wireless power

without any modification at all.

0:56:060:56:13

For a long time, bricks and mortar

shops have been trying to keep up

0:56:130:56:17

with online retailers

who have the added benefits

0:56:170:56:19

of keeping track with customer

habits as well as providing very

0:56:190:56:22

easy ways of paying.

0:56:220:56:24

Here is one way that we could see

some of those features brought

0:56:240:56:28

into the real world,

by retrofitting existing stores.

0:56:280:56:33

Aipoly uses off-the-shelf cameras,

one up here to track customers

0:56:330:56:35

and one to take a look

at the products and the customers

0:56:350:56:40

interactions with them but the real

work is happening here in the AI

0:56:400:56:43

algorithms were it is recognising

all the products off-the-shelf

0:56:430:56:47

and their customers

interactions with them.

0:56:470:56:50

But the AI is using the main camera

here to keep track of customers.

0:56:500:56:58

It can recognise faces, identify

clothes and follow their movements.

0:56:580:57:00

Through the combination

of the customers being recognised,

0:57:000:57:03

and the products they pick

up being identified,

0:57:030:57:06

when they get to the checkout,

they don't even need

0:57:060:57:08

to scan the items.

0:57:080:57:10

They just need to pay.

0:57:100:57:12

And if they agree to be

remembered for next time,

0:57:120:57:20

then all they need to do is go

and pick up their products

0:57:290:57:32

and take them away.

0:57:320:57:33

I'm having my nails done.

0:57:330:57:35

This is the O2 Nails printer.

0:57:350:57:36

Choose any image and they will

print it onto your nail.

0:57:360:57:39

Of course I chose

a picture of myself.

0:57:390:57:41

OK, Richard Taylor and

Nick Kwek, beat that!

0:57:410:57:44

Refreshing!

0:57:450:57:46

This device is actually creating

a vacuum in my mouth.

0:57:460:57:50

It's sucking at my gums

and at the same time circulating

0:57:500:57:54

a flow of water around my teeth.

0:57:540:57:56

It's intended for users with reduced

mobility or people who have

0:57:560:58:04

difficulty brushing their teeth.

0:58:060:58:07

It replaces the need

to brush and floss too.

0:58:070:58:10

The guys are working on integrating

sensors into future devices so that

0:58:100:58:13

oral hygienists or dentists will be

able to diagnose and treat

0:58:130:58:16

for gum disease.

0:58:160:58:17

And it's quite tickly too.

0:58:170:58:20

CES can really take it out

of you and I for one am already

0:58:200:58:24

pretty sleep deprived.

0:58:240:58:25

So what I have in front of me

here is a device that's packed

0:58:250:58:29

with all sorts of technology

and the claim is it will provide

0:58:290:58:32

within 20 minutes the equivalent

of 2-5 hours sleep.

0:58:320:58:35

There will be some electrodes that

are put behind my ears here,

0:58:350:58:38

effectively through this device,

that are transmitting signals up

0:58:380:58:40

to my brain.

0:58:400:58:41

So I'm going to try this on and I'll

see you in 20 minutes.

0:58:410:58:45

I'll tell you what,

Richard's got the right idea.

0:58:450:58:47

Walking around here,

I'm absolutely exhausted.

0:58:470:58:55

I'm definitely feeling

more relaxed than I was,

0:59:060:59:14

like, 26 minutes ago.

0:59:150:59:17

Of course I don't know how relaxed

I would have felt with just a 26

0:59:170:59:21

minute power nap, but I'm

ready to rock 'n' roll!

0:59:210:59:24

Ah, Vegas.

0:59:240:59:25

Home to world-class talent,

and singing superstars.

0:59:250:59:27

And then there's

Richard Taylor and me.

0:59:270:59:31

This karaoke box uses professional

autotune on your voice,

0:59:310:59:34

which, frankly, makes you sound

a bit like Cher on a bad night.

0:59:340:59:37

# Sweet home Alabama...#.

0:59:370:59:38

Next stop, Caesars.

0:59:380:59:39

# Lord I'm coming home to you...#.

0:59:390:59:46

That is it for the

Shortcut Click this week.

0:59:460:59:50

More in the full-length version

which is up on iPlayer

0:59:500:59:52

for you to watch right now.

0:59:520:59:54

We will be back in the US,

specifically Vegas, next week.

0:59:540:59:57

Don't forget to check us out

on Twitter for backstage videos.

0:59:571:00:05

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

1:00:281:00:30

Stayt.

1:00:301:00:30

Dentists warn of a tooth decay

crisis amongst children in England.

1:00:301:00:34

A record 43,000 operations

to remove rotting teeth

1:00:341:00:36

were carried outlast year.

1:00:361:00:39

Ministers say they're determined

to tackle the problem.

1:00:391:00:47

Good morning, it's Saturday

the 13th of January.

1:00:571:00:59

Also this morning:

1:00:591:01:04

African leaders demand

an apology from Donald Trump,

1:01:041:01:06

after he's accused of making "vulgar

and disparaging" comments

1:01:061:01:09

about poorer nations.

1:01:091:01:09

A ban on credit and debit surcharges

comes into force today,

1:01:091:01:12

but there are concerns

companies could raise

1:01:121:01:14

their prices in response.

1:01:141:01:22

Celebrations overnight,

1:01:221:01:23

as four British friends

smash the world record

1:01:231:01:25

for crossing the Atlantic.

1:01:251:01:31

In sport, across the Irish Sea,

Northern Ireland boss

1:01:311:01:35

Michael O'Neill is a step closer

to taking over as Scotland manager

1:01:351:01:38

now that the Scottish

FA have agreed a deal

1:01:381:01:41

to compensate his current employers.

1:01:411:01:42

And making a splash.

1:01:421:01:43

I've donned a tail fin,

to find out how "mermaiding"

1:01:431:01:46

is becoming a growing

sport in the UK.

1:01:461:01:52

And Sarah has the weather.

1:01:521:01:54

Good morning.

1:01:541:01:56

It is another cloudy day today

and things are going to turn

1:01:561:01:59

increasingly wet and

windy from the west.

1:01:591:02:01

I'll bring you all the details

in about 15 minutes.

1:02:011:02:05

Good morning.

First, our main story:

1:02:051:02:07

There were nearly 43,000 hospital

operations to remove teeth

1:02:071:02:09

in children and teenagers

in England last year,

1:02:091:02:11

equating to 170 a day.

1:02:111:02:15

The British Dental Association says

England provides a second-class

1:02:151:02:17

service compared to Scotland

and Wales, and has accused

1:02:171:02:20

government ministers of adopting

a short-sighted approach

1:02:201:02:21

to a growing crisis

around tooth decay.

1:02:211:02:26

Our health correspondent

Dominic Hughes reports.

1:02:261:02:29

Tooth decay in children is

distressing, painful and avoidable.

1:02:291:02:33

Dentists say sugary snacks

and drinks are the biggest cause.

1:02:331:02:38

British children drink more soft

drinks than anywhere else in Europe

1:02:381:02:41

and the number of multiple

extractions, which have to take

1:02:411:02:45

place in hospital under

a general anaesthetic,

1:02:451:02:47

is continuing to grow.

1:02:471:02:51

Figures compiled by the Local

Government Association showed

1:02:511:02:57

there were nearly 43,000 multiple

tooth extractions among under-18s

1:02:571:02:59

in England last year.

1:02:591:03:01

That's around 170 every day

of the working week.

1:03:011:03:04

Overall, there's been an increase

of 17% in just four years.

1:03:041:03:11

Dentists say children in England

are suffering and are being offered

1:03:111:03:14

a second-rate service when compared

to Scotland and Wales.

1:03:141:03:17

We have seen in Scotland

and in Wales that they have got

1:03:171:03:21

national programmes to try

and prevent this and they have

1:03:211:03:24

actually got some reasonably

good results out of it.

1:03:241:03:31

The government has not put any money

into a national preventative

1:03:311:03:34

programme for England and that's

the reason why we are seeing so many

1:03:341:03:38

children being put under

general anaesthetic.

1:03:381:03:39

The Department of Health in England

says the introduction of a tax

1:03:391:03:43

on sugary drinks was part

of its plan to reduce the number

1:03:431:03:47

of extractions and that more

than half of all children have seen

1:03:471:03:50

a dentist in the last year.

1:03:501:03:52

And, with proper oral hygiene,

good brushing and avoiding high

1:03:521:03:54

sugar snacks and drinks,

thousands of children could be saved

1:03:541:03:57

from experiencing the pain

of a rotten tooth.

1:03:571:04:03

The African Union has demanded

an apology from President Trump

1:04:031:04:05

after he reportedly used a vulgar

and disparaging term to describe

1:04:051:04:08

nations on the continent.

1:04:081:04:11

It was apparently made

during an Oval Office meeting

1:04:111:04:14

on immigration with

members of Congress.

1:04:141:04:16

The Union, which represents

55 African countries,

1:04:161:04:18

expressed its "shock,

dismay and outrage" and said

1:04:181:04:26

the Trump Administration

misunderstood Africans.

1:04:291:04:33

It has been an extraordinary week,

even by Donald Trump standards.

1:04:331:04:36

It ended with a medical,

a routine checkup that

1:04:361:04:39

all presidents undergo,

and word from Mr Trump's doctor

1:04:391:04:41

that the commander in chief

is in excellent health.

1:04:411:04:46

But the past two days

have seen the president

1:04:461:04:48

mired in controversy.

1:04:481:04:52

As Donald Trump arrives in Florida

to spend the weekend at his golf

1:04:521:04:55

resort, the international community

is still seething over his alleged

1:04:551:04:58

use of crude language

to describe African countries.

1:04:581:05:01

As the African Union,

we were quite appalled

1:05:011:05:03

and infuriated, outraged,

by the comments.

1:05:031:05:07

And for a country like

the United States, which is a valued

1:05:071:05:11

partner for the Africans,

this is quite a shock.

1:05:111:05:18

From the United Nations

in Geneva came the stiffest

1:05:181:05:21

of rebukes.

1:05:211:05:21

These are shocking and shameful

comments from the president

1:05:211:05:24

of the United States.

1:05:241:05:27

I'm sorry, but there's no

other word one can use

1:05:271:05:30

but racist.

1:05:301:05:34

You can't dismiss entire

countries and continents.

1:05:341:05:36

The allegation has gone

unanswered by the president.

1:05:361:05:38

He had an opportunity

at the ceremony in celebration

1:05:381:05:41

of Martin Luther King.

1:05:411:05:42

But it was awkward.

1:05:421:05:50

After signing a proclamation

in honour of the civil rights

1:05:501:05:53

leader,

1:05:531:05:53

the Trump dodged the most

uncomfortable of questions.

1:05:531:05:56

REPORTER:

Mr President,

are you a racist?

1:05:561:05:58

The President left

without responding.

1:05:581:05:59

He'd earlier tweeted that he used

tough language during a meeting

1:05:591:06:02

with senators, but not

the derogatory language

1:06:021:06:04

attributed to him.

1:06:041:06:05

Consumers can no longer be charged

extra for paying by credit or debit

1:06:051:06:08

card under new laws from today.

1:06:081:06:12

It is hoped the ban will benefit

shoppers and holidaymakers who buy

1:06:121:06:17

goods online or in small stores,

but some retailers have already said

1:06:171:06:20

they will raise overall prices

in response to the change.

1:06:201:06:25

We've all seen them.

1:06:251:06:27

The extra little fees

added at the very end

1:06:271:06:29

of the buying process.

1:06:291:06:31

In percentage terms it may

not sound like a lot,

1:06:311:06:33

but card surcharges

add up - until today.

1:06:331:06:37

Under a new EU directive,

retailers on or off-line can no

1:06:371:06:40

longer charge customers for paying

with a credit or debit card.

1:06:401:06:44

The Treasury says these surcharges

cost UK consumers £166 million

1:06:441:06:47

annually, but some companies,

such as concert venues,

1:06:471:06:49

can still charge

a booking or service fee.

1:06:491:06:54

This is a significant

win for consumers.

1:06:541:06:56

No longer will they be penalised

just for paying by credit

1:06:561:06:59

or debit card.

1:06:591:07:01

Not all companies

will increase prices.

1:07:011:07:04

We have to wait and see how

they react to the law that's been

1:07:041:07:08

introduced and see whether

or not prices go up.

1:07:081:07:13

If prices do go up consumers can

vote with their feet,

1:07:131:07:16

shop around and find

the best deals for them.

1:07:161:07:19

Some retailers, such

as delivery firm Just Eat,

1:07:191:07:21

say they will impose new charges

on customers who pay by card.

1:07:211:07:26

Others companies may simply raise

prices to cover loss of income.

1:07:261:07:29

So not all consumers

will be better off.

1:07:291:07:36

Yesterday's fire at Nottingham train

station is now being treated as

1:07:361:07:39

arson.

1:07:391:07:39

The blaze began at 6:30

yesterday morning.

1:07:391:07:42

Ten fire crews were

tackling flames coming

1:07:421:07:44

from the station's roof.

1:07:441:07:48

It will reopen later today.

1:07:481:07:49

The troubled construction firm

Carillion, a key government

1:07:491:07:52

contractor for projects including

schools and prisons,

1:07:521:07:53

has denied reports that its rescue

plan was rejected by creditors.

1:07:531:07:56

The firm is struggling under

£1.5 billion of debt,

1:07:561:07:59

including a pension shortfall

of more than £500,000.

1:07:591:08:07

The BBC understands that government

ministers are drawing up

1:08:091:08:11

plans to take over some

of its prison contracts worth

1:08:111:08:14

£200 million.

1:08:141:08:14

The Hollywood actor Steven Seagal

is being investigated

1:08:141:08:16

for sexual assault.

1:08:161:08:17

Police in Los Angeles confirmed

they were investigating

1:08:171:08:19

an allegation against the actor

that dates back to 2005.

1:08:191:08:24

He has denied a number

of accusations that have been made

1:08:241:08:27

since the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

1:08:271:08:29

A strain of the flu has been

detected in Dorset. The department

1:08:291:08:33

of the rock -- department of

environmental, food and health

1:08:331:08:39

affairs has confirmed. The disease

is highly contagious among birds and

1:08:391:08:45

bird owners and farmers are being

warned to be vigilant. Public Health

1:08:451:08:49

England said the risks to the public

was very low.

1:08:491:08:52

Tributes have been paid

to the comedy actress Bella Emberg,

1:08:521:08:55

who has died aged 80.

1:08:551:08:58

She became a household name

in the 1980s on The Russ Abbot Show,

1:08:581:09:01

playing characters including

Blunder Woman, the sidekick

1:09:011:09:03

of hapless superhero Cooperman.

1:09:031:09:07

Abbot called her "a huge comedy

talent", while Les Dennis said

1:09:071:09:10

she was a "funny, lovely friend".

1:09:101:09:16

Four British friends have broken

the world record and become

1:09:161:09:18

the fastest ever to cross

the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat.

1:09:181:09:25

The crew, dubbed The Four Oarsmen,

made history overnight

1:09:251:09:27

when they reached the island

of Antigua in 29 days,

1:09:271:09:30

beating the previous

record by six days.

1:09:301:09:33

Dan Johnson has more.

1:09:331:09:37

Here they go!

1:09:371:09:45

The end of an epic journey,

rowed in record time.

1:09:451:09:48

The Four Oarsmen hadn't even

been on a rowing boat 18

1:09:481:09:51

months ago.

1:09:511:09:53

Now not just challenge winners but

the first across the Atlantic in so

1:09:531:09:57

many days.

It feels overwhelming.

The challenge as we said before was

1:09:571:10:04

relentless, never ending, pain.

1:10:041:10:10

relentless, never ending, pain. Just

rowing, the whole thing and coming

1:10:101:10:12

first was something beyond our

wildest dreams.

1:10:121:10:23

They left the Canary

Islands 3000 miles

1:10:231:10:25

away.

1:10:251:10:28

A real test of endurance, surviving

on rations, taking it in turns to

1:10:281:10:34

eat, sleep and grow.

It's amazing to

complete it. We set out as a kind of

1:10:341:10:41

charitable initiative in the first

instance, for two charities, for

1:10:411:10:48

Mind and spinal research. For me the

Mind element is commemorative for

1:10:481:10:54

mum who struggled with mental

illness. To bring that to fruition,

1:10:541:10:58

complete it and do it that justice

and do it in such style with such

1:10:581:11:02

great support and success is

amazing.

Just making it to the

1:11:021:11:08

Caribbean is a fantastic

achievement, but they've raised more

1:11:081:11:11

than £250,000 and rowed their way

into the record books.

1:11:111:11:20

We will be talking to them a little

later in the programme.

1:11:201:11:24

More now on our top

story this morning.

1:11:241:11:26

Children in England are getting

second-rate dental treatment

1:11:261:11:28

compared to those in

Scotland and Wales,

1:11:281:11:30

that's according to

the British Dental Association.

1:11:301:11:32

It's after new analysis of NHS data

found that children and teenagers

1:11:321:11:35

had almost 43,000 hospital

operations to remove teeth

1:11:351:11:37

in England last year.

1:11:371:11:38

That works out as 170

operations per day,

1:11:381:11:41

a 17% increase in

the last four years.

1:11:411:11:46

The BDA says children in England

are receiving a "second class

1:11:461:11:49

service" when it comes

to their oral health,

1:11:491:11:51

because, unlike Wales and Scotland,

there's no dedicated national

1:11:511:11:54

programme to tackle the problem.

1:11:541:11:56

In response, the Department

of Health and Social Care say over

1:11:561:11:59

half of all children in England

visited a dentist last year

1:11:591:12:02

and that it's introducing a sugar

tax to tackle tooth decay.

1:12:021:12:09

Joining us now is Claire

Stevens, president

1:12:091:12:11

of the British Society

of Paediatric Dentistry.

1:12:111:12:13

Good morning. People are hearing

this story and might be thinking,

1:12:131:12:19

we've heard of warning signs, alarm

bells, about the health of our

1:12:191:12:23

children's teeth before. How much

worse is that now?

Children's oral

1:12:231:12:30

health isn't getting significantly

worse, the problem is it's not

1:12:301:12:34

getting better fast enough and we

also see persistent inequalities in

1:12:341:12:39

children. So children coming from

disadvantaged backgrounds are more

1:12:391:12:43

likely to experience problems with

their teeth and more likely to be

1:12:431:12:46

coming into the operating table.

What do you put that down to?

A

1:12:461:12:51

combination of factors. In brief,

not getting to the dentist early

1:12:511:12:54

enough. We need to get children to

the dentist as soon as their teeth

1:12:541:12:59

come through. A dental check by one.

And that needs to be maintained. A

1:12:591:13:06

number of children saw an NHS

dentist, but that still leaves 40%

1:13:061:13:11

who didn't. If we aren't seeing them

it's hard to pick up a disease when

1:13:111:13:15

it's early and treatable. Then we

have the sugar. We've talked about

1:13:151:13:18

it before. Having too many sweet

foods and drinks, especially in

1:13:181:13:23

between foods or before bed, is a

recipe for disaster.

You are dental

1:13:231:13:27

Surgeon. You work in the north-west.

If there is such a thing, and I know

1:13:271:13:33

there is not normally, in an average

day what's happening?

Who are you

1:13:331:13:38

seen? The majority of my children

would the aged between five and

1:13:381:13:42

nine. But it is not uncommon for me

to remove all 20 baby teeth due to

1:13:421:13:48

decay in a two-year-old child. I've

also had children perhaps around the

1:13:481:13:54

age of 14 where we've had to remove

permanent teeth, usually due to

1:13:541:13:58

fizzy drink consumption, and

necessitating the need of all teeth

1:13:581:14:02

at 14.

False teeth at 14! You said a

two-year roles, all the teeth having

1:14:021:14:09

to be removed.

Yes.

What does that

look like? What's the condition of

1:14:091:14:14

the teeth?

The teeth are such that

they are past the point of working.

1:14:141:14:21

In some cases they could be black

stumps down to gum level, there

1:14:211:14:24

could be multiple areas of infection

in the mouth, it's truly

1:14:241:14:29

heartbreaking as a parent to see it.

What is the impact... What are the

1:14:291:14:34

consequences of all 20 milk teeth

being removed from a two-year-old?

1:14:341:14:39

Because they are needed in some ways

to help form the next set as well.

1:14:391:14:43

If I may I take it back to what are

the implications of having the decay

1:14:431:14:47

in the first place. Because baby

teeth will cause pain, infection,

1:14:471:14:50

they may cause sleepless nights and

it may necessitate time away from

1:14:501:14:55

school. Having the teeth taken out

is not ideal but at least it's

1:14:551:14:59

taking the child out of pain and

giving the parents much-needed

1:14:591:15:03

sleep. But of course there will be

and not on social impact for that

1:15:031:15:07

child. Imagine starting school with

no teeth. You are going to be

1:15:071:15:11

noticeably different to your peers

and I would dearly love for that not

1:15:111:15:15

to be the situation, where this was

the only option available.

You talk

1:15:151:15:21

about access to dentistry. I think

you said 40% of children are not

1:15:211:15:25

seeing a dentist. There may be

people who have tried to see a

1:15:251:15:29

dentist and struggle because they

can't get appointments or they can't

1:15:291:15:32

get registered. Wedded issues like?

1:15:321:15:38

there are some parts of the country

were excited to get an NHS dentist

1:15:381:15:43

but even if

1:15:431:15:44

were excited to get an NHS dentist

but even if they are full to

1:15:441:15:46

capacity with adults, they will

usually be able to see children.

1:15:461:15:49

What I would say to parents is, if

they Google "NHS find a dentist"

1:15:491:15:57

they will find a freephone number

and practices in their area and ring

1:15:571:16:01

a number of they don't have the

luck.

What would be the likelihood

1:16:011:16:06

of having some observation in

schools? It's very difficult to

1:16:061:16:11

imagine how parents, Howard Child of

the aged two, three, fourth has got

1:16:111:16:20

to the point where 20 teeth need to

taken out. Something is not being

1:16:201:16:26

recognised. What about schools? Are

they trained?

I'm very conscious --

1:16:261:16:35

conscience --I am very conscious I

would not want to add work to busy

1:16:351:16:39

teachers that there is strong

evidence to look at supervised

1:16:391:16:43

washing and by that, I mean

nurseries, starting before even the

1:16:431:16:47

child has reached school age --

school age. I would say it needs to

1:16:471:16:54

be even earlier than that. School

nurses hammered part to play. If

1:16:541:16:59

there is a child who's been away

from school, they should be saying,

1:16:591:17:03

as the family had difficulty getting

care? Get them into the system so

1:17:031:17:08

that colleagues such as myself are

able to help.

It paints very vivid

1:17:081:17:14

for us. The two-year-old describing

all their teeth being removed. It's

1:17:141:17:23

not the not brushing your teeth, is

it? It is mostly diet?

I wouldn't

1:17:231:17:32

say it is mostly diet. Many parents

are not aware that they need to be

1:17:321:17:41

using fluoride toothpaste as soon as

teeth come through. Spitting out and

1:17:411:17:47

not rinsing. The important part is

getting the fluoride on to the

1:17:471:17:54

teeth. That prevents decay.

Thank

you to coming. The president of the

1:17:541:18:03

British Society of Paediatric

dentistry.

1:18:031:18:06

British Society of Paediatric

dentistry. Let's talk to Sarah about

1:18:061:18:08

the weather. Good morning. Another

cloudy day to day. Today, reasonably

1:18:081:18:18

mild but it seems like this. Cloudy

skies. There is some rain on the

1:18:181:18:24

cards. We have an area of high

pressure. Pretty slowly through the

1:18:241:18:33

course of the night. There is some

dry weather on the cards. This front

1:18:331:18:43

moving in from the antique. It's

only going to make smoke inroads.

1:18:431:18:52

Some rain today across the

south-west of England. Northern

1:18:521:18:56

Ireland in western Scotland. The old

spot of drizzle. Grey conditions out

1:18:561:19:05

there. The brisk breeze will help

break up the cloud a little bit as

1:19:051:19:10

we head on into the afternoon. The

top temperatures around five, eight

1:19:101:19:13

degrees. Pity uninspiring. If we

take a look at some of the Premier

1:19:131:19:22

league matches today, it should stay

largely dry and pretty grey.

1:19:221:19:28

Temperatures of just five degrees in

Newcastle this afternoon. It is not,

1:19:281:19:32

we still have this front. It tends

to do is allowed. Towards Central

1:19:321:19:37

and eastern England, we could see

some fog patches forming a light. A

1:19:371:19:42

little bit colder. A touch colder in

the countryside. Sunday, mostly dry

1:19:421:19:50

country. For southern Scotland,

drizzly rain first thing. Later in

1:19:501:19:55

the day, the first front moves in

from the far north-west. Much of the

1:19:551:20:01

country keeping with the dry theme.

Top temperatures around four, eight

1:20:011:20:08

degrees. This front in the

north-west is great to be quite a

1:20:081:20:12

player. It's going to be heading its

way south. A change afoot as we head

1:20:121:20:21

into next week. The weather will be

turning colder. More of a wintry

1:20:211:20:28

theme. Quite unsettled and they

could be some snow. Some lower

1:20:281:20:34

levels as well. It cloudy and pretty

mild out there. It's going to turn

1:20:341:20:40

much more wintry as we move through

the course of next week.

1:20:401:20:47

It's happened to us all,

buying concert tickets or a flight

1:20:471:20:50

online, and then getting hit

with an additional debit or credit

1:20:501:20:52

card surcharge when you come to pay.

1:20:521:20:54

Well, from today, those

charges will be no more,

1:20:541:20:57

thanks to a ban imposed

under a new EU law.

1:20:571:21:00

Here to tell us more is personal

finance expert Jasmine Birtles.

1:21:001:21:03

Good morning. These are the charges

you get off and if you are in a

1:21:031:21:10

smaller shop or they can and 50p, £1

50 and they say that is because the

1:21:101:21:16

cost of using a terminal?

They are

charged themselves for using credit

1:21:161:21:23

cards. Some things are more

expensive than others. If you use a

1:21:231:21:32

debit card, it's cheaper than if you

use a credit card. American Express

1:21:321:21:38

is the most expensive. There are a

range of charges. All of that has

1:21:381:21:42

been taken out essentially by this

directive. Let's have a level

1:21:421:21:48

playing field.

Other retailers being

charged by the card provider?

Is

1:21:481:21:55

less than it was. They are thinking,

the whole thing is costing us. As

1:21:551:22:03

you say,

1:22:031:22:03

the whole thing is costing us. As

you say, you got the actual process

1:22:031:22:05

of doing it. They are going to be

looking for other ways to cover

1:22:051:22:11

that. Either they have to decide, we

are going to absorb those costs. And

1:22:111:22:17

we see that with supermarkets when

you've been using credit cards. As

1:22:171:22:24

you say, for smaller businesses,

they don't really have the margins

1:22:241:22:27

so much. Either they had to decide

to absorb them or they come up with

1:22:271:22:34

different charges. It's a Saturday

was a service charge, whatever.

1:22:341:22:44

Somebody is taking a hit someone. We

don't have to pay. Somewhere down

1:22:441:22:52

the line, the money needs to be

recouped.

Consumer organisations say

1:22:521:23:00

that it would be fairer and more

reasonable just to have the proper

1:23:001:23:05

amount, the full amount as a

one-off. You know how much you are

1:23:051:23:12

going to be paying.

1:23:121:23:17

going to be paying. UBL to compare

things better. Oh no, it this

1:23:171:23:20

amount. You would be a lot to

compare things a bit better. I think

1:23:201:23:27

a lot of retailers are going to be

thinking, how do we do this? There

1:23:271:23:34

are already retailers who are not

taking cash. In London, there are a

1:23:341:23:39

few small outlets I have come across

which will only take cars because

1:23:391:23:42

they say that cash costs them to

process. On both sides, with cash,

1:23:421:23:48

it's a question of counting it up.

When you put it in the bank, you get

1:23:481:23:55

charged for cash in the bank. Both

of them cost and some retailers are

1:23:551:24:00

thinking, we are going to go cash

only or credit card only.

I

1:24:001:24:06

understand the point of cash only

because counting at this time. But

1:24:061:24:13

why would you go debit card only?

I've asked them that myself. When

1:24:131:24:25

input cash into the bank, you get

charged. There is the time element,

1:24:251:24:30

the starting element. This is

Central London were loads of people,

1:24:301:24:36

and I think probably the bulk of

their kind of customers, I just

1:24:361:24:40

credit card only or card only. They

will take that particular cost out.

1:24:401:24:49

What do you do if you're in a shop

and are being charged?

Will people

1:24:491:24:54

be adhering to it? Are the shops

having to change something? On line

1:24:541:25:04

operations, they are having to

change things.

When you buy a

1:25:041:25:09

ticket, quite often there is a thing

that says, if you are using your

1:25:091:25:14

thing, on line, they will be

changing things.

1:25:141:25:22

changing things. If you do see

anywhere where they have added that

1:25:221:25:25

on, you can speak to your local

Trading Standards office.

What about

1:25:251:25:31

the shop?

You can do that as well.

They can't insist on it. If they

1:25:311:25:39

say, it is a card charge, no. Speak

to your local Trading Standards.

1:25:391:25:47

This is an EU law. Who knows?

1:25:471:25:52

It was a brutal sport which many

thought died out centuries ago

1:25:521:25:55

but bare-knuckle boxing

is making a comeback.

1:25:551:26:01

Promoters want to bring gloveless

brawling to the masses

1:26:011:26:03

by making it licensed,

legal and organised.

1:26:031:26:05

And the amibitious plans

will tonight see over two a half

1:26:051:26:08

thousand people watch a bout

of fights at London's 02 Arena.

1:26:081:26:16

Johnny I'Anson has more.

1:26:161:26:24

If you look at Guy's chest, you can

tell how much experience the guy has

1:26:261:26:31

had, you can tell how he will deal

with the situation, Intel had he

1:26:311:26:35

deals with the motion because you

can his side beat out of his chest.

1:26:351:26:39

Liam Cullen in Leeds has spent a

lifetime in combat sport that this

1:26:391:26:43

weekend is fighting for a world

title in one of the most extreme of

1:26:431:26:47

all. When I say the words

bare-knuckle boxing you think of

1:26:471:26:51

gangsters settling feuds in

Victorian times but there are a

1:26:511:26:54

group of people determined to bring

the sport back to the mainstream to

1:26:541:26:58

bring it to the masses.

We want to

be on television, watch it on a

1:26:581:27:02

Saturday night in every home in the

world. I think will get there

1:27:021:27:06

because people love we do.

This is a

new breed of sport which is

1:27:061:27:11

licensed, legal and organised.

We

have copied pretty much the safety

1:27:111:27:15

measures on the glove boxing so we

have ambulance teams, General

1:27:151:27:21

Medical Council, doctors, trauma

medics, ambulances on site and all

1:27:211:27:25

the facilities, brain scans. All the

stuff the professional boxers would

1:27:251:27:29

have. We have that as well.

It's

that risk factor. You want to test

1:27:291:27:35

yourself and be in a dangerous

situation whereby I want to test my

1:27:351:27:39

skill set. That's what it's all

about.

The history of bare-knuckle

1:27:391:27:43

is hundreds of years old were

champions like Richard Humphries

1:27:431:27:47

entertained thousands. Today this

sport is relying on its rawness and

1:27:471:27:51

characters to capture the attention

once again.

He is confident knowing

1:27:511:27:55

what is going to do.

Another one of

those characters is 20 acre of Louis

1:27:551:28:02

Powell, 20 82 businessmen from born

with making a decision to fight his

1:28:021:28:07

first bare-knuckle doubt.

Anything

that scares you, you go out and make

1:28:071:28:11

a decision, a hard decision, this is

going to be scary, you could get

1:28:111:28:16

hurt. Personally I like getting in

there and having a scrap and testing

1:28:161:28:19

myself. I like getting hit, and

getting real good excitement out of

1:28:191:28:25

it. This is a serious business.

There is thousands of dollars in

1:28:251:28:34

prizemoney and it is expected to be

watched in pay-per-view over the

1:28:341:28:37

globe. Thousands are expected in

London to watch a fight.

This is

1:28:371:28:43

getting big. We are putting an event

on in the middle of January. Glove

1:28:431:28:47

boxing does not put events in the

middle of January and sell huge

1:28:471:28:50

tickets. Only huge % of the big

glove shows which can sell those

1:28:501:28:54

kind of numbers. The appetite is

there and we're not going away, we

1:28:541:28:58

are going to be here for good.

This

sport is it could -- it shouldn't be

1:28:581:29:04

consigned to the history books and

upon the most prestigious venues in

1:29:041:29:07

the country, it's fight continues.

Johnny I'Anson, BBC News.

1:29:071:29:18

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Charlie Stayt and Naga

1:30:131:30:15

Munchetty.

1:30:151:30:16

Good morning.

1:30:161:30:17

Here's a summary of today's main

stories from BBC News.

1:30:171:30:22

Dentists have accused the government

of having a "short-sighted" approach

1:30:221:30:25

to tooth decay in England,

after hospital operations to remove

1:30:251:30:27

children's rotten teeth increased

to nearly 43,000 last year.

1:30:271:30:31

The number of hospital admissions

to extract rotting teeth has

1:30:311:30:34

increased by a fifth in four years.

1:30:341:30:40

It's led dentists to say children

in England receive a second class

1:30:401:30:43

service compared to

Scotland and Wales.

1:30:431:30:46

The Department of Health

and Social Care says

1:30:461:30:49

the introduction

of a sugar tax will

1:30:491:30:50

tackle tooth decay.

1:30:501:30:53

Earlier with spoke to were dentist

about her patients, some who were as

1:30:531:30:59

young as two.

1:30:591:31:00

The majority of my children would be

aged between five and nine, what it

1:31:001:31:05

is not uncommon for me to remove all

20 baby teeth due to decay in a

1:31:051:31:11

two-year-old child. I've also had

children perhaps around the age of

1:31:111:31:15

14 where we've had to remove

permanent teeth, usually due to

1:31:151:31:20

fizzy drink consumption, and

necessitating the provision of

1:31:201:31:22

dentures, so false teeth at 14.

1:31:221:31:25

The African union has demanded an

apology from President Trump after

1:31:251:31:29

he reportedly used a vulgar and

disparaging term to describe nations

1:31:291:31:33

on the continent. It was apparently

majoring in Oval Office meeting on

1:31:331:31:36

immigration with members of

Congress. The union, which

1:31:361:31:41

represents 55 African countries,

expressed shock, dismay and outrage

1:31:411:31:45

and said the Trump administration

misunderstood Africans.

1:31:451:31:47

As the African Union we were quite

appalled and infuriated, outraged,

1:31:471:31:52

by the comments and for a country

like the United States, which is a

1:31:521:32:00

valued partner for the Africans,

this was quite a shock.

1:32:001:32:06

Charges for using credit or debit

cards will be illegal from today,

1:32:061:32:10

as a result of new EU rules to help

consumers and improve

1:32:101:32:13

transparency and fairness.

1:32:131:32:14

The measures will benefit shoppers

and holidaymakers making online

1:32:141:32:16

or in stores purchases.

1:32:161:32:20

Some retailers have already said

they will raise prices to cover

1:32:201:32:23

the cost.

1:32:231:32:24

Yesterday's fire at Nottingham train

station is now being treated

1:32:241:32:26

as arson, police have confirmed.

1:32:261:32:29

The blaze began early

yesterday morning.

1:32:291:32:33

Ten fire crews tackled flames

in the station's roof.

1:32:331:32:35

The station was fully evacuated

when smoke filled the foyer.

1:32:351:32:38

It will re-open today.

1:32:381:32:44

For British friends have broken a

world record and become the fastest

1:32:441:32:48

ever to cross the Atlantic Ocean in

a rowing boat.

The Four Oarsmen

1:32:481:32:55

reached dry land just after 1:30

a.m., having spent 29 days, six days

1:32:551:33:00

quicker than the current world

record.

1:33:001:33:04

He's world famous, has friends

in high places and at just five

1:33:041:33:07

months old he's already captured

millions of hearts.

1:33:071:33:13

This is him.

1:33:131:33:15

The first giant panda

to be born in France

1:33:151:33:17

will meet his public

for the first time.

1:33:171:33:20

Yuan Meng lives with his parents

at Beauval Zoo near Le Mans.

1:33:201:33:23

He weighed just five ounces

at birth, but is now thriving

1:33:231:33:26

and has been

walking for nearly two months.

1:33:261:33:32

He was named by his godmother

Brigitte Macron, the wife

1:33:321:33:35

of the French President.

1:33:351:33:42

Have you had any dealings with

pandas over the years?

1:33:431:33:52

If there is a animal story you are

surely Mike has had some engagement

1:33:521:33:57

with the animal.

I can't think of any panda

1:33:571:33:59

anecdotes.

You can retire!

1:33:591:34:06

Bears?

Plenty of those.

1:34:061:34:13

The panda is in demand and so is

Michael O'Neill. It seems he will go

1:34:131:34:18

to Scotland. He is the one they

wanted, it sounds like a Grease

1:34:181:34:22

song!

1:34:221:34:26

He's the one that they've wanted,

for the top job in Scotland,

1:34:261:34:28

since Gordon Strachan's

departure in October.

1:34:281:34:30

And they have been trying

to woo him for some time.

1:34:301:34:33

At last it seems a compensation

package has been agreed

1:34:331:34:36

with the Irish FA, and so face

to face talks are now

1:34:361:34:39

likely next week.

1:34:391:34:40

Under O'Neill's management,

Northern Ireland qualified for Euro

1:34:401:34:42

2016, their first major

tournament for 30 years.

1:34:421:34:44

He does live in Edinburgh is that it

might suit him, even though he was

1:34:441:34:48

born in Northern Ireland.

1:34:481:34:49

Ryan Giggs has been interviewed

for the role of Wales manager.

1:34:491:34:52

He's among a number of candidates

for the job vacated by Chris Coleman

1:34:521:34:56

going to Sunderland.

1:34:561:34:56

Another former player Craig Bellamy

is also being considered.

1:34:561:34:59

An announcement is

expected next week.

1:34:591:35:01

And The BBC understands,

Giggs' former team-mate

1:35:011:35:04

Phil Neville is a contender to take

over as the England women's

1:35:041:35:07

manager.

1:35:071:35:07

Neville has previously worked

as an assistant coach

1:35:071:35:11

with United, Valencia

and the England Under-21 mens'

1:35:111:35:13

sides.

1:35:131:35:14

The big transfer story that's been

dominating the sports news surrounds

1:35:141:35:17

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.

1:35:171:35:17

Will he or won't he move

to Premier League leaders

1:35:171:35:20

Manchester City?

1:35:201:35:23

The Chilean forward has

been told he can leave,

1:35:231:35:25

if Arsenal find

a suitable replacement.

1:35:251:35:27

But City only want to pay £20

million rather than the £35 million

1:35:271:35:31

Arsenal want and Manchester United

are ready to step in with a bid

1:35:311:35:34

of £25 million.

1:35:341:35:36

There are some players

in the football world,

1:35:361:35:38

if you have a chance to sign

them you have to try.

1:35:381:35:43

And that's it.

1:35:431:35:49

In relation to Alexis Sanchez...

1:35:491:35:52

The only word I can say

is the same word that everybody

1:35:521:35:55

says, he's a phenomenal player.

1:35:551:35:58

Apart from that, an Arsenal

player and I feel I

1:35:581:36:01

shouldn't say much more than this.

1:36:011:36:05

Well Arsenal are at Bournemouth

and City travel to Liverpool

1:36:051:36:08

on Sunday, with Manchester United

in action on Monday evening.

1:36:081:36:10

There are seven games

later today though.

1:36:101:36:12

Chelsea are at home to Leicester

and they could go second

1:36:121:36:15

for a day at least, with victory.

1:36:151:36:17

But they'd still be some 13 points

adrift of leaders Manchester City

1:36:171:36:21

and their manager Antonio Conte

is still casting doubt

1:36:211:36:23

over how long he'll

stay at the club.

1:36:231:36:30

I still have another year

of contract with this club.

1:36:301:36:33

But as you know very well,

in football everything is possible.

1:36:331:36:36

One moment you stay here,

in another moment you stay

1:36:361:36:39

in another place or another person

replaces you and your job.

1:36:391:36:47

It was dramatic until the end but

the Sheffield derby ended goaless.

1:36:471:36:55

Sheffield Wednesday's new manager

Dutchman Jos Luhukay

1:36:551:36:57

will be pleased enough.

1:36:571:36:58

Already without several injured

players, he then saw

1:36:581:37:00

defender Glenn Loovens

sent off for a second

1:37:001:37:03

bookable offence.

1:37:031:37:03

Indeed, Wednesday could have

won it in injury time,

1:37:031:37:06

but Sheffield United keeper

Simon Moore produced some stunning

1:37:061:37:11

late saves and the draw takes United

back into the play off

1:37:111:37:14

places.

1:37:141:37:14

It's the penultimate round of group

stage fixtures in rugby union's

1:37:141:37:17

Champions Cup and Scarlets

have gone top of Pool 5,

1:37:171:37:20

with a famous 35-17 win

over Bath at the Rec.

1:37:201:37:27

A brilliant first try was sealed for

the Scarlets. And a fourth by

1:37:271:37:34

Williams means Scarlets going to

qualification for the

1:37:341:37:36

quarter-finals. Bath could slip out

of the top two.

1:37:361:37:49

After their thrashing in the Ashes,

England have a chance of revenge

1:37:491:37:52

in the one day version of the game..

1:37:521:37:54

Starting tomorrow in Melbourne

and Captain Eoin Morgan

1:37:541:37:56

says the specialist one day players

will lift the rest of the England

1:37:561:38:00

side as they face Australia again.

1:38:001:38:01

Understandably, they've been

I suppose down with defeat

1:38:011:38:04

of the tests tour,

which is disappointing,

1:38:041:38:06

but I think with the energy that

a lot of the guys have brought in,

1:38:061:38:10

coming from Big Bash, at home,

or playing Bangladesh previously,

1:38:101:38:13

I think it's important

for the squad and the series

1:38:131:38:16

and I suppose it always has been,

given you play on the back of such

1:38:161:38:20

a significant test match series.

1:38:201:38:22

The guys know the responsibility

that they carry, if they're feeling

1:38:221:38:25

fresh, to pick guys

up along the way.

1:38:251:38:29

Johanna Konta says she is fit

and ready for the Australian Open.

1:38:291:38:34

That starts on Monday in Melbourne.

1:38:341:38:36

The British number one

is seeded ninth and plays

1:38:361:38:40

American Madison Brengle

in the first round.

1:38:401:38:43

She is hoping to reproduce the form

that took to the

1:38:431:38:46

semifinals two years ago. I'm coming

with different challenges to the end

1:38:461:38:50

of last year, so I feel very

conscious of really appreciating

1:38:501:38:54

being back and playing and almost...

Almost being grateful for the

1:38:541:39:01

challenges I have now and also

working through the challenges that

1:39:011:39:04

I faced at the end of last year and

trying to really get back into the

1:39:041:39:09

match routine of things and try to

get back into playing at the level I

1:39:091:39:13

want to be playing consistently.

1:39:131:39:14

History has been made

in Saudi Arabia after women

1:39:141:39:16

were allowed to watch a football

match in the stadium

1:39:161:39:19

for the first time yesterday.

1:39:191:39:22

Around 300 women flocked

to the Pearl Stadium in Jeddah

1:39:221:39:25

to watch Al-Ahli take on Al-Batin

in the Saudi Premier League.

1:39:251:39:28

They had to enter via a special gate

and sit in seats reserved

1:39:281:39:32

for familes, separated

by a glass partition.

1:39:321:39:40

Spero thought for the fans of

Al-Batin. They saw their team lose

1:39:441:39:48

5-0.

1:39:481:39:50

For centuries they've been

the stuff of myth and legend,

1:39:501:39:52

but now mermaids and mermen

are bringing their tail fins

1:39:521:39:55

to the UK ahead of the Merlympics,

taking place here for the first

1:39:551:39:59

time this summer.

1:39:591:40:03

I've been to Claysmore school

in Dorset to find out why this

1:40:031:40:06

new sport is causing such waves.

1:40:061:40:08

In the glow of the winter sun

something associated with warmer

1:40:081:40:13

climate is causing a splash. From

fairy tales and fantasy and Disney

1:40:131:40:17

movies to reality. Mermaids and

murder men getting fit and even

1:40:171:40:25

competing in one of the UK's new

sports, thanks to cheaper and more

1:40:251:40:29

accessible design of cables --

mermen.

Up until now we have learn

1:40:291:40:34

to swim using our feet, but our feet

are now replaced by these mono fins,

1:40:341:40:41

our tails. So no walking around the

pool. It's a very strange feeling.

1:40:411:40:45

As yet I feel like I have a new part

of my body. If you get it right it

1:40:451:40:54

can make you 33% faster through the

water.

It's definitely a different

1:40:541:40:58

feeling. I'm looking forward to

actually seeing how it works with

1:40:581:41:05

the thin. I'm not sure about the old

lycra sensation.

It smashes through

1:41:051:41:12

all stereotypes as you learn the

faster and more powerful way of

1:41:121:41:16

swimming through the water.

Basically where your hands and your

1:41:161:41:19

head go your body will follow

naturally and then doing the extra

1:41:191:41:23

kick or flip with your leg will

enhance your speed as well, so it's

1:41:231:41:28

a really good full body workout.

Michelle was a surfer until she had

1:41:281:41:33

an accident and then had to find a

new role and drop in life. Now

1:41:331:41:38

changing perceptions on a grand

scale.

There's always a glamour

1:41:381:41:40

about a mermaid, but it really is a

sport. It is one of the newest

1:41:401:41:46

sports to come to the UK.

1:41:461:41:55

sports to come to the UK.

The

Merlympics in Germany last year

1:41:551:41:58

featured racing, agility events,

synchronised mer-swimming and

1:41:581:42:03

awareness awards. I really felt the

power! When you find your rig in the

1:42:031:42:10

water and move as one, that tale...

I crossed the pool in a couple of

1:42:101:42:18

clicks.

It feels like an added

weight, but you get more power and

1:42:181:42:24

you go faster.

It really surprised

me. Compared to normal swimming is a

1:42:241:42:28

totally different sensation. Having

to keep your legs together as well.

1:42:281:42:32

It's kind of like the feeling that

shouldn't really happen, but because

1:42:321:42:38

obviously you don't have fins as a

human being, it feels amazing.

I've

1:42:381:42:43

always wanted to be a mermaid and my

dream has come true!

While this had

1:42:431:42:48

been a first for me in a pool, I

have to confess I did pull on a tail

1:42:481:42:53

while on holiday a few years ago to

experience merman swimming in the

1:42:531:42:57

sea. While it does look spectacular,

it needs to be done in a structured

1:42:571:43:02

and supervised class. One of the

growing numbers of clubs in the UK,

1:43:021:43:06

just eliminate the risk posed by the

tails. If done so it can be a lot of

1:43:061:43:11

fun, or should I say fin.

1:43:111:43:17

So you have professional mermaids in

places like Cornwall where they

1:43:171:43:21

appear for tourists and swim around.

And a growing number of mermaid and

1:43:211:43:26

mermen academies. What you have to

do it safely in a supervised class

1:43:261:43:32

because the tails are large. Look at

this! It can do a lot of damage in a

1:43:321:43:38

pool if it wasn't supervised and in

a normal swimming session. It's

1:43:381:43:41

quite heavy, like having a big dog

or a bag of shopping on you.

1:43:411:43:50

What's that? Is that plastic inside?

It's like a pair of flippers, a tail

1:43:501:43:57

fin.

It gives you the power. Are you just

1:43:571:44:00

doing that with your toes?

Yes, so you can see the leverage it

1:44:001:44:04

get by moving to toes. To imagine

that power through the water if I

1:44:041:44:09

was able to get the technique right.

You just use your hands to steer.

1:44:091:44:13

When the temperature hits about 26

degrees, I'm going to have you

1:44:131:44:19

personally come round and be my

personal fan.

1:44:191:44:23

You can see the power! A good

demonstration of the power.

1:44:231:44:29

It's like you've entered some kind

of twilight zone sometimes. I'm

1:44:291:44:33

looking at the monitors thinking, is

that really happening?

1:44:331:44:37

You are in the middle of a dream!

You will wake up in a moment! These

1:44:371:44:42

are really popular. People are

buying them and they are really

1:44:421:44:46

popular.

You have to be careful. Apps in the

1:44:461:44:49

next hour we will see you put that

on, but it is awkward.

1:44:491:44:53

It makes it quite immobile on land.

You must never walk in them. If you

1:44:531:44:57

put some water in the studio I could

swim away.

1:44:571:45:00

If we ask you to move now you would

have to progress by...

1:45:001:45:04

On the floor? Or I would take it

off, which I will do.

1:45:041:45:08

Don't start now, it will take quite

a while.

1:45:081:45:13

You've got better things to do than

watch me take it off. That to look

1:45:131:45:18

forward to off-camera.

1:45:181:45:29

sunshine, mind and his tail banners

down. That is

1:45:331:45:34

sunshine, mind and his tail banners

down. That is what we need. It is

1:45:341:45:36

pretty chilly out there. Quite

chilly over the past few days. Out

1:45:361:45:41

of cloud around. This is the first

weather Watch picture of the

1:45:411:45:45

morning. Not any beautiful glimpses

of sunny sunrise this morning. A lot

1:45:451:45:51

of grey and skies today. Heading

through the day, it stays cloudy. We

1:45:511:45:58

have had that rain working. It's

pretty slow moving. We'll continue

1:45:581:46:03

to see outbreaks of rain. That's

because we have this area of high

1:46:031:46:11

pressure which is sitting across

Northern Europe. And Scandinavia.

1:46:111:46:15

This front approaching from the

Atlantic. The area is likely to see

1:46:151:46:22

the wet weather.

1:46:221:46:31

the wet weather. Just the odd spot

of visual.

1:46:311:46:38

of visual. Temperatures reasonably

mild.

1:46:421:46:48

mild. We got the crowd in the breeze

around. Dry conditions the most of

1:46:481:46:52

our Premier League matches. By

degrees to Newcastle. The grey skies

1:46:521:46:58

lasting through the day.

1:46:581:47:07

lasting through the day. Through the

course of tonight. Lighter than last

1:47:071:47:09

night. A touch colder than that in

the countryside. A few mist and fog

1:47:091:47:17

patches. Sunday, on a grey note.

Later today, the wind picks up. A

1:47:171:47:30

frontal system in north-west

Scotland. A lot of dry weather

1:47:301:47:34

elsewhere. The high temperatures

around four, eight degrees. The blue

1:47:341:47:43

colour is returning. That is a sign

of things to come. Colder conditions

1:47:431:47:47

on the cards the next week. We will

see things quite unsettled and

1:47:471:47:51

windy. A bit of snow in the forecast

but a lot of cloud.

1:47:511:48:04

Now it's time for Newswatch.

1:48:041:48:09

Hello and welcome

to Newswatch with me,

1:48:091:48:10

Samira Ahmed.

1:48:101:48:11

The BBC's China editor

accuses her employer

1:48:111:48:13

of unlawful pay discrimination.

1:48:131:48:14

What do viewers think of the story?

1:48:141:48:17

And a growing number of patients

are not being seen at A&E

1:48:171:48:20

within the target of four hours,

but does the BBC know exactly

1:48:201:48:23

what number that is?

1:48:231:48:26

It was one of those weeks on the BBC

itself became the story.

1:48:261:48:33

Presenting Radio 4's Today programme

on Monday with John Humphrys

1:48:331:48:41

was Carrie Gracie who,

until the day before,

1:48:551:48:57

has been the corporation's

China editor.

1:48:571:48:59

Her resignation from that post

appeared on the front pages

1:48:591:49:01

of several of that day's newspapers,

and lead to discussions

1:49:011:49:05

in Parliament as well as

throughout the media.

1:49:051:49:06

So how did it come to this?

1:49:061:49:08

The row stems from the publication

last summer of the salaries

1:49:081:49:11

of the BBC's best-paid

on-air employees.

1:49:111:49:13

Carrie Gracie, with an annual

pay packet of £135,000,

1:49:131:49:15

did not appear on that list,

but she noticed that two other

1:49:151:49:18

international on-air editors did -

Jeremy Bowen, earning somewhere

1:49:181:49:21

between £150,000 and £200,000, and

Jon Sopel, with £200,000-£250,000.

1:49:211:49:23

Having thought, as she put it,

that she had secured pay parity

1:49:231:49:27

with men in equivalent roles

when she took up the post,

1:49:271:49:30

Carrie Gracie then initiated

a grievance procedure

1:49:301:49:31

against her employer and,

frustrated with its lack

1:49:311:49:34

of progress, on Sunday said

she would be leaving China

1:49:341:49:36

and returning to a post

in the London newsroom.

1:49:361:49:44

BBC management refused our request

for someone to discuss this

1:49:491:49:52

Carrie Gracie was not satisfied

with the BBC's response.

1:50:091:50:12

Here is what she had to say.

1:50:121:50:13

The BBC talks about a gender pay gap

but what I'm talking about isn't

1:50:131:50:17

a gender pay gap, where sometimes

men and women are in different roles

1:50:171:50:21

which explain the

differences in pay.

1:50:211:50:26

What I'm talking about is pay

discrimination, which is when men

1:50:261:50:30

are paid more for doing the same job

or a job of equal value.

1:50:301:50:35

Now, that is illegal.

1:50:351:50:39

So what do Newswatch viewers

think about all this?

1:50:391:50:46

Colin Robertson agreed.

1:50:541:50:56

But for Peter Stewart,

it wasn't the gap in salaries

1:51:071:51:11

that was the issue, but their level.

1:51:111:51:16

There were more people

leaving their jobs at Westminster

1:51:161:51:18

this week as Theresa May made some

changes to her ministerial team.

1:51:181:51:26

On Tuesday, the BBC's deputy

political editor John Pienaar had

1:51:271:51:28

a glimpse of the new Cabinet.

1:51:281:51:35

Allowed through the door

at Number Ten today for a quick peek

1:51:351:51:39

at the new-look cabinet.

1:51:391:51:40

Nobody move.

1:51:401:51:45

Almost nobody moved yesterday

because Theresa May

1:51:451:51:48

couldn't make them.

1:51:481:51:52

Where is she?

1:51:521:51:52

There she is.

1:51:521:51:53

Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary,

was in the way and wouldn't budge -

1:51:531:51:57

just like yesterday.

1:51:571:51:58

It appears that not everything went

entirely to plan with this

1:51:581:52:01

reshuffle, but did BBC News unfairly

portray it as a shambles

1:52:011:52:07

when it was nothing of the kind?

1:52:071:52:10

It is no secret

1:52:331:52:34

that the NHS is under

pressure at the moment,

1:52:341:52:36

but just how bad are

things in our hospitals?

1:52:361:52:39

It can help to get some statistics,

for instance, on waiting times -

1:52:391:52:43

but only if they are accurate.

1:52:431:52:45

And twice this week on BBC

News, they were not.

1:52:451:52:48

Here is Sarah Smith reporting

on the difficulties faced

1:52:481:52:50

by A&E Departments in Scotland

for Tuesday's News at Six.

1:52:501:52:52

Busy accident and emergency

departments in Scotland mean

1:52:521:52:54

patients are facing their longest

recorded waiting times.

1:52:541:53:02

Last week, over 100,000 patients

waited more than four hours

1:53:031:53:06

to be seen.

1:53:061:53:11

Nearly 300 waited

longer than 12 hours.

1:53:111:53:13

Scott Harrison was one of a number

of viewers who pointed out

1:53:131:53:16

what he called quite a huge

error there, writing:

1:53:161:53:23

BBC News confirmed that.

1:53:331:53:36

But that wasn't

the end of the matter.

1:53:501:53:52

On Thursday, Catherine Burns

was reporting for the News at One

1:53:521:53:56

about problems in

hospitals in England.

1:53:561:53:59

To add to this, more statistics

showing that December was the worst

1:53:591:54:03

month for A&E waiting times

since records began in 2004.

1:54:031:54:06

3,000 patients in England

were not seen within

1:54:061:54:08

the four-hour waiting target.

1:54:081:54:16

Do let

us know your thoughts on those

1:54:341:54:36

issues or anything else that

1:54:361:54:38

catches your eye on BBC News.

1:54:381:54:39

Details of how to contact us

are coming up at the end

1:54:391:54:42

of the programme.

1:54:421:54:43

Before that, the BBC's foreign

coverage was the subject

1:54:431:54:46

of a comment this week

from Brian Watson.

1:54:461:54:48

He recorded on camera his thoughts

about the relative attention given

1:54:481:54:53

to two different

international leaders.

1:54:531:54:55

Angela Merkel is the most important

European politician and in Germany,

1:54:551:54:58

in the elections in September,

she lost her majority.

1:54:581:55:00

And since then, she has been

fighting to create a coalition.

1:55:001:55:08

But almost nothing at all is heard

about this on the BBC News,

1:55:081:55:14

especially the Six O'clock News.

1:55:141:55:20

Jenny Hill, the fine

Berlin correspondent,

1:55:201:55:25

is virtually never heard.

1:55:251:55:28

The person who is heard and is seen

almost all the time,

1:55:281:55:31

especially in the first week

of January, is Donald Trump.

1:55:311:55:34

In that week, it was virtually

wall-to-wall Donald Trump.

1:55:341:55:37

Now, the reason why Merkel

is virtually ignored

1:55:371:55:39

and Donald Trump is featured

so heavily is quite obvious -

1:55:391:55:44

one is eccentric, interesting,

and the other is probably fairly

1:55:441:55:47

dull.

1:55:471:55:55

But on the Six O'Clock News,

and in the BBC charter,

1:56:011:56:04

the purpose should surely be

to inform rather than to entertain,

1:56:041:56:07

and I feel that in featuring

Donald Trump so much,

1:56:071:56:13

and Mrs Merkel hardly

at all, the balance has

1:56:131:56:15

been lost completely.

1:56:151:56:16

Thanks to Brian Watson for that.

1:56:161:56:18

Others feel it isn't just

President Trump who is getting too

1:56:181:56:23

much airtime on the BBC,

but the country he leads

1:56:231:56:25

and anything that happens there.

1:56:251:56:27

One example came on Wednesday,

when news came of the destruction

1:56:271:56:30

caused by mudslides

in southern California.

1:56:301:56:38

At least 17 people died and more

than 100 homes were swept away

1:56:381:56:41

after heavy rainfall hit an area

of Santa Barbara County.

1:56:411:56:44

Back

in the UK, the parole board decided

1:57:081:57:10

at the end of last week that

John Warboys, who is thought to have

1:57:101:57:14

carried out more than 100 rapes

and sexual assaults on women

1:57:141:57:20

in London, would be released

after completing his minimum term

1:57:201:57:23

of eight years in jail.

1:57:231:57:24

Mark Easton reported

on the case last Friday.

1:57:241:57:28

The London cabbie who drugged

and raped or sexually assaulted

1:57:281:57:31

numerous women in the back

of his taxi is to be released

1:57:311:57:34

after nine years -

a parole board decision that has

1:57:341:57:37

prompted fury and questions.

1:57:371:57:45

Finally,

1:58:121:58:14

videos without any commentary,

where information is presented

1:58:141:58:22

on screen in text form,

are being seen increasingly on BBC

1:58:231:58:27

News - not just on output tailored

for watching on mobile phones,

1:58:271:58:30

where people tend to watch rather

than listen, but also on television.

1:58:301:58:33

Here is an example from

the News Channel last week.

1:58:331:58:39

Bill Jowett e-mailed us to make this

point about videos of that kind:

1:58:581:59:05

Well, we will leave that one

with the powers that be.

1:59:331:59:36

Thank you for all of your

comments this week.

1:59:361:59:39

If you want to share your opinions

on BBC News and current affairs

1:59:391:59:42

or even appear on the programme,

you can call or e-mail us.

1:59:421:59:45

You can find us on Twitter,

and do have a look at our website

1:59:451:59:49

for previous discussions.

1:59:491:59:50

That is all from us.

1:59:501:59:51

We will be back to hear your

thoughts about BBC News coverage

1:59:511:59:55

again next week.

1:59:551:59:55

Goodbye.

1:59:551:59:56

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

2:00:232:00:25

Stayt.

2:00:252:00:26

Dentists warn of a child tooth

decay crisis in England.

2:00:262:00:28

A record 43,000 operations

to remove rotting teeth

2:00:282:00:31

were carried out last year.

2:00:312:00:32

Ministers say they're determined

to tackle the problem.

2:00:322:00:40

Good morning it's

Saturday 13th January.

2:00:472:00:49

Also this morning.

2:00:492:00:53

African leaders demand

an apology from Donald Trump -

2:00:532:00:55

after he's accused of making "vulgar

and disparaging" comments

2:00:552:00:57

about poorer nations.

2:00:572:01:00

A ban on credit and debit surcharges

comes into force today -

2:01:002:01:03

but there are concerns companies

could raise their

2:01:032:01:05

prices in response.

2:01:052:01:13

Celebrations overnight as four

British rowers smash the world

2:01:142:01:16

record for crossing the Atlantic.

2:01:162:01:20

In sport, across the Irish Sea,

Northern Ireland boss

2:01:202:01:26

Michael O'Neill is a step closer

to taking over as Scotland manager

2:01:262:01:29

now that the Scottish

FA have agreed a deal

2:01:292:01:31

to compensate his current employers.

2:01:312:01:34

And making a splash, I have put on a

tail fin to find out how mermaiding

2:01:342:01:43

is becoming a growing sport in the

UK.

2:01:432:01:45

is becoming a growing sport in the

UK.

2:01:452:01:50

Cloudy today, increasingly wet and

windy from the West, all the details

2:01:502:01:54

of the weather today in about 15

minutes.

2:01:542:01:57

of the weather today in about 15

minutes.

2:01:572:01:58

Good morning.

2:01:582:01:59

First, our main story.

2:01:592:02:02

The British Dental Association says

England provides a second-class

2:02:022:02:05

service compared to Scotland

and Wales, and has accused

2:02:052:02:07

government ministers of adopting

a short-sighted approach

2:02:072:02:09

to a growing crisis

around tooth decay.

2:02:092:02:17

Our health correspondent Dominic

Hughes reports.

2:02:172:02:21

Tooth decay in children is

distressing, painful and avoidable.

2:02:212:02:28

Dentists say sugary snacks

and drinks are the biggest cause.

2:02:282:02:33

British children drink

more soft drinks than

2:02:332:02:34

anywhere else in Europe and the

2:02:342:02:36

number of multiple extractions

which have to take place in hospital

2:02:362:02:39

under a general anaesthetic

is continuing to grow.

2:02:392:02:41

Figures compiled

2:02:412:02:44

by the Local Government Association

show there were nearly 43,000

2:02:442:02:46

multiple to the extractions among

under-18s in England last year.

2:02:462:02:49

That's around 170 every day of the

working week. Overall, there's been

2:02:492:02:55

an increase of 17% in just four

years. Dentists say children in

2:02:552:02:57

England are suffering and are being

offered a second-rate service when

2:02:572:03:02

compared to Scotland and Wales.

2:03:022:03:04

We have seen in

Scotland and in Wales

2:03:042:03:06

that they have got national

programmes to try and prevent this

2:03:062:03:14

and they have actually got

reasonably good results

2:03:142:03:20

The government has not put any

money into a national

2:03:202:03:23

prevention programme for England and

that's the reason why we are seeing

2:03:232:03:28

so many children being put under

general anaesthetic.

2:03:282:03:29

The Department

2:03:292:03:31

of Health in England

says the introduction

2:03:312:03:33

of attacks on sugary

2:03:332:03:34

drinks is part of its plan to reduce

the number of extractions and that

2:03:342:03:38

more than half of all children have

seen a dentist in the last year.

2:03:382:03:41

And, with proper oral hygiene, good

brushing and avoiding high sugar

2:03:412:03:44

snacks and drinks, thousands of

children could be saved from

2:03:442:03:46

experiencing the pain of a rotten

tooth.

2:03:462:03:50

Dominic Hughes, BBC News.

2:03:502:03:56

The African union has demanded an

apology from Donald Trump after he

2:04:002:04:04

apparently used shocking language to

describe some African nations. Our

2:04:042:04:16

north American correspondent Peter

Bowes reports.

2:04:162:04:21

An extraordinary week even by Donald

Trump's standards.

2:04:212:04:28

It has been an extraordinary week,

even by Donald Trump's standards. It

2:04:282:04:31

ended with a medical, a routine

checkup that all presidents undergo

2:04:312:04:33

and word from Mr Trump's doctor is

that the commander in chief is in

2:04:332:04:37

excellent health. For the past two

days have seen the president of my

2:04:372:04:40

mired in controversy --

the past two.

2:04:402:04:41

As Donald Trump arrives in Florida

2:04:412:04:43

to spend the weekend at his golf

resort, the international community

2:04:432:04:45

is still feeding over his alleged

use of crude language to describe

2:04:452:04:48

African countries.

As the African

Union we were quite appalled and

2:04:482:04:56

infuriated, outraged, by the

comments.

2:04:582:04:59

And for a country like the

2:04:592:05:00

United States, which is a valued

partner for the Africans, this is

2:05:002:05:03

quite a shock.

From the United

Nations in Geneva came the stiffest

2:05:032:05:07

of rebukes.

2:05:072:05:13

These are shocking and shameful

comments from the President

2:05:132:05:15

of the United States. I'm sorry but

there's no other word one can use

2:05:152:05:22

but racist.

2:05:222:05:23

You cannot dismiss entire

countries and continents.

2:05:232:05:24

The allegation has

gone unanswered by

2:05:242:05:26

the president. He had an opportunity

2:05:262:05:29

at this ceremony in celebration

of Martin Luther King.

2:05:292:05:31

But it was awkward.

2:05:312:05:38

After signing a proclamation

in honour of the civil rights

2:05:382:05:43

leader, Mr Trump dodged the most

uncomfortable of questions.

2:05:432:05:46

Mr President, are you a racist?

2:05:462:05:48

The president left

without responding.

2:05:482:05:49

He earlier tweeted that he used

tough language in a meeting with

2:05:492:05:52

senators but not the derogatory

language attributed to him.

2:05:522:05:54

Peter Bowes, BBC News.

2:05:542:05:55

Consumers can no longer be charged

extra for paying by credit or debit

2:05:552:05:58

card under new laws from today.

2:05:582:06:00

It is hoped the ban

will benefit shoppers

2:06:002:06:02

and holidaymakers who buy goods

online or in small stores,

2:06:022:06:04

but some retailers have already said

they will raise overall prices

2:06:042:06:07

in response to the change.

2:06:072:06:08

Joe Lynam reports.

2:06:082:06:11

We've all seen them. The extra

little fees added at the very end of

2:06:112:06:15

the buying process. In percentage

terms it may not sound like a lot,

2:06:152:06:20

but card surcharges add up, until

today. Under a new EU directive

2:06:202:06:24

retailers on or off-line can no

longer charge customers for paying

2:06:242:06:27

with a credit or debit card. The

Treasury says this surcharges cost

2:06:272:06:34

UK consumers £166 million annually,

but some companies, such as

2:06:342:06:37

concert venues, can still charge a

booking or service fee.

This is a

2:06:372:06:41

significant win for consumers.

2:06:412:06:44

No longer will they be

penalised just

2:06:442:06:45

for paying by credit or debit card.

Not all companies will increase

2:06:452:06:53

prices.

2:06:532:06:54

We have to wait and see how

they react to the law that is being

2:06:542:06:57

introduced and see whether or not

prices go up. If prices do go up

2:06:572:07:02

consumers can vote with their feet,

and shop around and find

2:07:022:07:04

the best deals for them.

2:07:042:07:05

Some retailers, such

as this delivery

2:07:052:07:07

firm Just Eat, say they will impose

2:07:072:07:15

Others may simply raise prices.

2:07:152:07:23

So not all consumers

will be better off..

2:07:232:07:31

A fire that broke out in Nottingham

station yesterday is now being

2:07:352:07:38

treated as arson.

2:07:382:07:48

treated as arson. Leicester City

Council sent a spreadsheet to 27

2:07:482:07:51

businesses bidding to transport

people in care, the authority said

2:07:512:07:55

it took data protection seriously

and has now launched an

2:07:552:07:58

investigation.

2:07:582:08:02

Tributes have been paid

to the comedy actress Bella Emberg,

2:08:022:08:04

who has died aged 80.

2:08:042:08:05

She became a household name

in the 1980s on The Russ Abbot Show,

2:08:052:08:08

playing characters including

Blunderwoman, the sidekick

2:08:082:08:10

of hapless superhero Cooperman.

2:08:102:08:11

Russ Abbot called her "a huge comedy

talent", while Les Dennis said

2:08:112:08:14

she was a "funny, lovely friend".

2:08:142:08:20

And those are the main storage. It

is eight minutes past eight. -- the

2:08:202:08:26

main stories.

2:08:262:08:29

Perhaps this morning you are knocked

over by flu, will be feel better

2:08:292:08:34

soon, you are not alone, there's

been a surge in the number of cases

2:08:342:08:37

in the UK and the number of people

seeking treatment has doubled. John

2:08:372:08:43

Maguire has been out and about with

a GP to get tips on staying safe.

2:08:432:08:48

After a slow start flu season is

here but how best shouldn't protect

2:08:482:08:52

ourselves and how should we try to

prevent the virus spreading? Peter

2:08:522:08:58

is a GP, should we even shake hands?

And is fine, we are both well, we

2:08:582:09:04

want the social niceties so no

problem. But if you're not feeling

2:09:042:09:09

well, if you have a high temperature

of the sniffles, then back off, try

2:09:092:09:13

not to pass things on, and make sure

you look after each other.

WhatsApp

2:09:132:09:18

of distance and we're talking about

without being too anti-social?

It is

2:09:182:09:22

being sensible. I hate people

invading my space at the best of

2:09:222:09:28

times so it's always good to have

space but if you've got a cold or a

2:09:282:09:32

cough you want to keep a bit more

distance. Make sure that you use it

2:09:322:09:36

is you, put it in the bin, wash our

hands, it's making sure we don't

2:09:362:09:41

give opportunities when we are not

so well, to pass things on.

Public

2:09:412:09:48

transport, what are the issues?

Some

bugs will end up on surfaces. Most

2:09:482:09:55

viruses are spread by droplets but a

little bit will come of services as

2:09:552:10:00

well. It is washing your hands when

you can, being sensible and work,

2:10:002:10:05

making sure your employer cleans

areas so things are kept together.

2:10:052:10:10

Morty, Doctor?

Thank you. When you

have a high temperature, push the

2:10:102:10:15

fluids because he will sweat it out.

In the home what should you look out

2:10:152:10:20

for?

One key thing is that at home

you can be yourself that in the home

2:10:202:10:25

everyone is in close proximity to

each other. So again the coughing

2:10:252:10:29

and sneezing of each other, if you

feel lousy and you are coughing is

2:10:292:10:34

it best to go to a separate bedroom,

sometimes you are more comfortable

2:10:342:10:38

on the settee, so the more people

can be sensible and look after each

2:10:382:10:41

other the more we can reduce the

problem and stop passing it around.

2:10:412:10:48

With us is Doctor Barbara Murray.

Good morning. People forget, how ill

2:10:482:10:56

you can feel. It completely knocks

you out.

I was just saying earlier,

2:10:562:11:02

unless you have had the flu, you

can't appreciate how bad you feel.

2:11:022:11:07

People use the phrase, I thought I

was going to die. Some people do but

2:11:072:11:12

you have that terrible feeling

because it is a systemic thing and

2:11:122:11:15

not just a head cold.

Why you feel

so bad and what are the symptoms,

2:11:152:11:22

apart from feeling absolutely

rotten?

People with a cold might

2:11:222:11:26

have a sore throat and sneeze and

that sort of thing and think of it

2:11:262:11:29

as a head cold. But the flu comes

very quickly so you might be OK and

2:11:292:11:35

then suddenly started to feel, over

a period of 24 hours, dreadful, sore

2:11:352:11:41

throat, headache, high-temperature,

shivering, joint pains, even chest

2:11:412:11:48

pains perhaps a cough, you don't

want to lift your head of the

2:11:482:11:52

pillow, you don't feel like talking

to anybody, you just feel as though

2:11:522:11:56

you want to stay in bed and not

move.

If you've had the flu, like

2:11:562:12:03

many people over Christmas, does

that mean you won't get it again?

2:12:032:12:06

How does it work.

Generally you

encounter it, whatever strain it is

2:12:062:12:12

and your own body produces an

immunity to it. You may not get that

2:12:122:12:17

form of flu again but there are

various strains of flu, and it is

2:12:172:12:22

mutating all the time, which is why

it causes a problem with the

2:12:222:12:26

vaccine.

This is the problem. The

Aussie flu, the Japanese strain of

2:12:262:12:31

flu, and people say, you were

supposed to have taken the vaccine,

2:12:312:12:38

the medical world is supposed to

have worked out which strayed we

2:12:382:12:42

will be hit with but every year,

they ever get it wrong or they don't

2:12:422:12:46

get all of them.

They tried to

predict what is going to be the most

2:12:462:12:51

severe form of flu the following

year, and base the vaccine programme

2:12:512:12:56

on that. But of course it can mutate

over the course of the year and then

2:12:562:13:00

we are hit with another strain of

flu. So we still have the lingering

2:13:002:13:04

flu from the previous year, and

perhaps 30%, 40% of adults will be

2:13:042:13:10

immune to that because they've had

the vaccination. But then of course

2:13:102:13:13

we still face a new form of flu we

have no immunity to.

How long does

2:13:132:13:18

the vaccination last.

About one

year.

So you have to do it again

2:13:182:13:24

every year. Patients can be stoic

and say, I've got the flu, no point

2:13:242:13:31

in going to the doctor, probably

right but some people definitely do

2:13:312:13:36

need to seek medical advice.

Yes,

this is a difficult one. We tell

2:13:362:13:43

people, don't go out, don't go to

the doctors because you are

2:13:432:13:45

spreading it. You know instinctively

want to stay at home, when do you

2:13:452:13:51

call for help? When do things change

from the food is something more

2:13:512:13:57

serious like pneumonia? You have to

use your instinct, and if you are

2:13:572:14:01

looking after someone you have to

know them well so although we say on

2:14:012:14:05

average you start feeling better

after week some people go rapidly

2:14:052:14:09

downhill, they can develop pneumonia

between 24-48 hours...

What is the

2:14:092:14:15

distinction? How would you know the

early signs of someone going from

2:14:152:14:18

one to another?

Objectively as a

doctor I would know but is a

2:14:182:14:24

relative of others and with those

symptoms you either have to know

2:14:242:14:26

your body or what your relative is

like, so you would look for things

2:14:262:14:30

like rapid breathing, that is a big

sign, not being able to speak in a

2:14:302:14:35

full sentence, temperature not

falling, whatever you do, taking

2:14:352:14:41

paracetamol, not feeling like you

want to drink, pulse rate very high,

2:14:412:14:45

maybe delirious, really not

responding, very drowsy. And if

2:14:452:14:52

someone is showing all those signs

they need to see a doctor and the

2:14:522:14:56

doctor needs to examine them to see

if they've got those physical signs

2:14:562:14:59

that we can pick up on.

Thank you

Doctor Murray, thank you very much.

2:14:592:15:05

If you are feeling bad, hope you are

feeling better soon. It is horrible

2:15:052:15:09

when it gets you, but you will get

better. The weather might not help.

2:15:092:15:15

Sarah, can you spin this into

something positive? There is a task.

2:15:152:15:22

Sarah, can you spin this into

something positive? There is a task.

2:15:222:15:27

If you have the feel it's not a bad

day to be indoors because it's

2:15:272:15:31

cloudy and for some others they will

be rain, this is how the skies are

2:15:312:15:35

looking above Eastbourne this

morning, similar for many parts of

2:15:352:15:38

the country. For some of us rain,

particularly western parts, whereas

2:15:382:15:44

the east it is more likely to stay

dry. We can see whether rain is

2:15:442:15:48

pushing in, quite a slow-moving band

of rain, central and eastern parts

2:15:482:15:54

of the country dry, they could stay

that way through the day, because

2:15:542:15:57

there is a front moving in from the

Atlantic, what it is bumping into is

2:15:572:16:01

this big area of high pressure

dominating the weather, as the front

2:16:012:16:05

moves then it is stalling, not

moving across the UK and a hurry.

2:16:052:16:10

Some wet weather across the

south-west of England, Northern

2:16:102:16:15

Ireland and West of Scotland as

well. For the rest of the UK, a lot

2:16:152:16:18

of doubt, a few spots of drizzle,

the breeze just helping to break up

2:16:182:16:22

the cloud so you might get a glimpse

of such an coming through this

2:16:222:16:26

afternoon. Temperatures between five

and 8 degrees, although quite windy

2:16:262:16:30

in association with the wind in the

West. If you are going to the

2:16:302:16:35

Premier League football matches

today most should be dry, cloudy,

2:16:352:16:41

great conditions, temperatures 5-7d

in the afternoon. This evening the

2:16:412:16:45

rain in the West should become light

and patchy and fizzle out for most

2:16:452:16:49

places overnight. The winds will be

lighter, temperatures will drop

2:16:492:16:54

lower than last night, and mist and

fog is likely to form other central

2:16:542:17:00

and southern parts of England served

Sunday, you might see a bit of mist

2:17:002:17:03

and fog first thing, still another

cloudy days so great is the colour

2:17:032:17:08

once more tomorrow. Some brightness

breaking through especially to the

2:17:082:17:13

north of high ground, North Wales,

northern England, southern Scotland,

2:17:132:17:18

later in the day the wind will pick

up ahead of this band of rain moving

2:17:182:17:21

into the north-west. Before it gets

there, temperatures 4-8d on Sunday.

2:17:212:17:27

Although it looks as if the front

will be moving south and east across

2:17:272:17:31

the country into the first part of

next week, allowing the blue colours

2:17:312:17:34

to return to the map. After a grey

drizzly weekend, next weekend will

2:17:342:17:40

be cold and windy, and settled with

a mixture of sunny spells and wintry

2:17:402:17:46

showers, we could see ice and snow,

especially in the north, keep tuned

2:17:462:17:50

into your latest forecast.

2:17:502:17:56

especially in the north, keep tuned

into your latest forecast.

2:17:562:18:00

They've endured blisters,

hallucinations and extreme

2:18:002:18:01

temperatures, but just after one

thirty this morning,

2:18:012:18:05

four British friends became

the fastest men ever to cross

2:18:052:18:07

the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat.

2:18:072:18:09

The Four Oarsmen, as they're

known, were one of 28

2:18:092:18:11

crews that have been sailing

everyday for the past

2:18:112:18:14

29 days and 15 hours.

2:18:142:18:15

Victoria Fritz

details their journey.

2:18:152:18:23

Rowing across the nation and into

the record books, 18 months ago not

2:18:232:18:27

one of these men had even picked up

an hour, today the four oarsmen hold

2:18:272:18:32

the world record for the fastest

growth is choir across the Atlantic.

2:18:322:18:41

30 days, for then a lifetime ago,

this is the last time Pete, George,

2:18:412:18:46

Dicky and Stuart saw dry land. They

set off from the Canary Islands

2:18:462:18:50

heading for Antigua in the

Caribbean. Just a short paddle them.

2:18:502:18:54

With them food rations and a device

to turn salt water into drinking

2:18:542:18:59

water and a steely determination to

put their minds and bodies through

2:18:592:19:02

their paces. From now on they would

be on their own. For George the

2:19:022:19:07

memory of his mother kept him going.

As a counsellor and Fisher called on

2:19:072:19:12

her own experience of depression and

addiction to help others. She fought

2:19:122:19:16

personal battle for many years

before her death 2011.

At her

2:19:162:19:20

funeral Dicky and I decided we would

take a challenge in her to raise

2:19:202:19:28

funds for the charity for which she

was a trustee.

Gale forced winds

2:19:282:19:34

delayed the start, giving them a

taste of what was to come, 40 foot

2:19:342:19:40

waves, fatigue, blisters,

hallucinations and a bucket for a

2:19:402:19:42

meal. Miles away they had been

making friends, a meaty wail and her

2:19:422:19:46

calf joined them at the start of the

voyage.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas

2:19:462:19:53

came and went, much like any other

day, eat, sleep, Rowe, repeat.

2:19:532:19:57

Messages and photos from homes

spurred them on. In the middle their

2:19:572:20:02

friend Ben. This was seven years

ago, 18, a rising star on the pitch,

2:20:022:20:07

an accident in a rugby game left him

paralysed. For the boys in the boat,

2:20:072:20:12

this was personal. A numbers game.

Not how quickly they could cross an

2:20:122:20:16

ocean but how much they could raise

to help people like Ben living with

2:20:162:20:21

spinal injuries. Exhausted and

elated, the Four Oarsmen received

2:20:212:20:29

Hiro's welcome, for friends writing

their names together in the history

2:20:292:20:31

books. Victoria Fritz, BBC News.

Well done. World record Breakers

2:20:312:20:41

officially, maybe.

2:20:412:20:42

The world record breakers, Stuart,

Pete, George and Dicky, join us now.

2:20:422:20:48

Good morning, gentlemen.

Good

morning!

In order Stuart, Pete,

2:20:482:20:54

George in the white T-shirt and

Dicky. Good morning to you all. How

2:20:542:21:01

are you physically after 29 days at

sea.

It's safe to say we are in

2:21:012:21:07

tatters, I think that's the most

accurate way to describe it. But

2:21:072:21:12

nothing that a good night's sleep

and some rest can't cure.

George,

2:21:122:21:19

this was all started because of your

mum. In memory of your mum, Anne who

2:21:192:21:29

died in 2011, what prompted you guys

to get together this amazing feat?

2:21:292:21:35

The four of us close mates. Mum

sadly passed away in 2011 after a

2:21:352:21:43

lifetime battle against mental

illness, at her funeral Dicky and I

2:21:432:21:52

sat down and decided that one day we

would take on a challenge in her

2:21:522:21:57

memory, to raise awareness of mental

health problems. Mum was a trustee

2:21:572:22:03

of the mental health charity Mind so

it seemed a fitting cause to raise

2:22:032:22:08

awareness for them. It was just a

case of what bad challenge would be.

2:22:082:22:11

So from their Pete and Stuart had

just undertaken a bike ride, John

2:22:112:22:19

O'Groats to lands end, and had to

get kicked the endurance bag. --

2:22:192:22:25

they hadn't yet kicked the endurance

addiction. So we got together, and

2:22:252:22:32

the four of us simply said Atlantic

rowing. It was a little daunting at

2:22:322:22:38

first but after a bit of bravado,

and texts between us, we committed

2:22:382:22:45

and we are today. That when you

started you started you were not

2:22:452:22:51

thinking he would become

world-record holders?

I imagine that

2:22:512:22:56

when you started you did not think

you would become world-record

2:22:562:23:00

holders?

As you said, a lot of us

hadn't even held or 18 months ago so

2:23:002:23:05

we did a lot of training. -- we had

held an oar. We focused hard over

2:23:052:23:16

the last 18 months, and it has been

a big push.

It's Charlie, I wondered

2:23:162:23:24

if you could chosen details from the

boat. Congratulations but who is the

2:23:242:23:28

annoying one on the boat?

LAUGHTER

2:23:282:23:33

Probably may!

Who is that?

2:23:332:23:40

Probably may!

Who is that?

I would

say that I make a lot of pointless

2:23:412:23:45

noise.

I think it's tough. When you

say annoying, the problem is, there

2:23:452:23:50

are so many niggles and injuries you

pick up because you are essentially

2:23:502:23:57

rowing for 12 hours of the day, for

the duration of the trip, so if you

2:23:572:24:03

get sore, whether it is your knee,

ankle, tell, or thumb, then the pain

2:24:032:24:11

becomes relentless. So it is just

how you deal with that. And

2:24:112:24:15

unfortunately George certainly has

picked up a field! Probably more

2:24:152:24:22

niggles -- he's picked up a few.

Is

that you're polite way of saying

2:24:222:24:27

that he is the more whiny one?

He

just came off worst. Especially

2:24:272:24:38

certain parts of his body parts.

Now

I'm curious, I use sitting on

2:24:382:24:44

cushions as we speak, as a result of

your endeavours -- are you sitting

2:24:442:24:49

on questions?

Yes, it is nice and

comfy.

How did you manage, this is a

2:24:492:24:58

serious psychological question, you

are at least six foot four, all of

2:24:582:25:02

you, and your boat wasn't much

longer than 25 feet. That's very

2:25:022:25:06

crowded.

We know each other very

well but we got to know each other

2:25:062:25:15

even better. That kind of activity

is interesting but we got through it

2:25:152:25:23

and there were some funny incidents.

We needed to accommodate each

2:25:232:25:29

other's floors very quickly. Accept

that we were different. Some more so

2:25:292:25:35

than others.

You are still obviously

all good friends, you are in Antigua

2:25:352:25:39

at the moment, coming down from this

high after this amazing trip. What

2:25:392:25:46

next?

Good question, what next. I

think at the moment it's, revert to

2:25:462:25:50

normal. It's been 100% commitment

over the last 18 months, and we owe

2:25:502:26:01

it to friends and family members and

our employers, to demonstrate a bit

2:26:012:26:08

of giving back to them. They have

all been so incredibly supportive in

2:26:082:26:14

helping us to get to where we are

now, so it's been about getting back

2:26:142:26:18

to things normally, although there's

always an edge is a never say never.

2:26:182:26:23

Thank you very much for your time,

congratulations, Stuart, Pete,

2:26:232:26:29

George, and Dicky, and well done.

Now they can get some sleep. And

2:26:292:26:36

very soft mattresses, I hope. It's

26 minutes past eight and time to

2:26:362:26:42

look at the papers.

2:26:422:26:49

Mike Barton, Chief Constable of

Durham Constabulary 's, joins us,

2:26:492:26:53

ever been tempted by an extreme

challenge?

I had goose bumps through

2:26:532:26:58

that story because my New Year 's

resolution was to get on the rowing

2:26:582:27:01

machine every day and I've already

broken it. I did it for the first

2:27:012:27:05

three days. But then my thumbs

started to hurt... And it was really

2:27:052:27:14

tough!

You can make up the time,

it's early days.

This is how I

2:27:142:27:19

console myself, I will just work

hard in February.

This time

2:27:192:27:23

yesterday we heard about the

infrastructure firm Carillion, there

2:27:232:27:29

are concerns and is on the verge of

collapse, and what comes out of

2:27:292:27:34

these businesses is come you start

thinking about the business

2:27:342:27:36

contracts that they have. And they

have quite a few contracts and

2:27:362:27:41

public bodies.

That's right. What's

happened in the building business

2:27:412:27:45

which is raw materials, and has

probably put them in jeopardy, but

2:27:452:27:51

of course they run schools and

libraries and hospitals. And that is

2:27:512:27:57

the worry for me. So for the last 25

years, being involved in a public

2:27:572:28:05

body, we have been urged and

encouraged to try and have deals

2:28:052:28:09

with private companies. But I think

we are now on the cusp where I think

2:28:092:28:15

public bodies will be able to run

their own businesses. I put out to

2:28:152:28:25

tender how our communications should

be managed, control rooms and no one

2:28:252:28:29

came back with a tender. What we

have done since posterity, we've

2:28:292:28:35

made lots of people redundant,

unfortunately but now we have

2:28:352:28:41

slimmer organisation, so I think a

lot of these firms in the 1980s and

2:28:412:28:46

the 19 90s we were able to offer

public sectors good deals...

What

2:28:462:28:54

happens next?

2:28:542:28:59

happens next?

A couple of companies

said we'd like to have a look about

2:28:592:29:01

so I said all right, you are the

figures, come back and tummy if you

2:29:012:29:05

can do better. And they did come

back. I did not expect that because

2:29:052:29:12

not only did they have to run the

business, cheaper then you but

2:29:122:29:21

actually in-built within their

structure in my view is something

2:29:212:29:26

that makes them competitive.

The

Trump story. The security forces and

2:29:262:29:34

the police might have been sighing

with relief that he isn't coming but

2:29:342:29:36

that is not what you are going to

talk about.

It looks as if he is

2:29:362:29:41

there, this is an amusing placement

by Madame Tussaud's of his waxwork

2:29:412:29:45

in front of the embassy. What caught

my eye was, I think that we forget

2:29:452:29:51

that what Trump's businesses, it is

in property development. And he

2:29:512:29:56

calls this an off location. I hadn't

heard of that before but of course

2:29:562:30:00

that is a property developer's take

on it. So he's cross that they've

2:30:002:30:06

moved out of central London which is

a prime development site, and moved

2:30:062:30:11

south of the river. But who knows.

This might be the new place where

2:30:112:30:16

property prices rise.

It looks like

a rather lovely building. We've been

2:30:162:30:19

talking a lot about plastic, with

the programme Blue Planet

2:30:192:30:27

highlighting that amount of plastic

in the oceans and people trying to

2:30:272:30:30

use less although it's tricky.

I can

go back longer than you but if I go

2:30:302:30:35

back to my childhood, plastic just

wasn't there. This couple went

2:30:352:30:41

swimming in Majorca and it was

horrible, in Majorca, a sea of

2:30:412:30:47

plastic debris. So for a year

they've gone at it and they've only

2:30:472:30:50

had one bean bag full of plastic.

And that is where people have sent

2:30:502:30:56

gifts, in plastic, and also one of

order things online.

Bamboo

2:30:562:31:02

toothbrush!

I love it but the area

they couldn't deal with is actually

2:31:022:31:08

two areas, one was medicines and one

was contact lenses and their

2:31:082:31:12

containers. So as much as they

tried, you've still got to say that

2:31:122:31:18

was fantastic, what they've achieved

over the go, and what they've got is

2:31:182:31:22

the tins out. It is interesting, I

don't know if I can do product

2:31:222:31:27

placement that the only breakfast

cereal... There is a breakfast

2:31:272:31:30

cereal that is wrapped in paper and

they've gone for that. And there is

2:31:302:31:35

one.

, Thank you, we will see you in

an hour. The headlines coming up,

2:31:352:31:38

see you in a moment.

2:31:382:31:44

Hello, this is Breakfast with

Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty.

2:32:232:32:26

Coming up before nine.

2:32:262:32:33

We'll be talking to Vince Cable.

2:32:332:32:34

But first a summary of this

morning's main news.

2:32:342:32:36

Dentists have accused the government

of having a "short-sighted" approach

2:32:362:32:39

to tooth decay in England,

after hospital operations to remove

2:32:392:32:42

children's rotten teeth increased

to nearly 43,000 last year.

2:32:422:32:45

The number of hospital admissions

to extract rotting teeth has

2:32:452:32:48

increased by a fifth in 4 years.

2:32:482:32:52

It's led dentists to say children

in England receive a second

2:32:522:32:55

class service compared

to Scotland and Wales.

2:32:552:32:57

The Department of Health

and Social Care say

2:32:572:33:00

the introduction of a sugar tax

will tackle tooth decay.

2:33:002:33:08

Earlier dentist Claire spoke about

some of her patients.

2:33:082:33:11

The majority of my children would be

aged between five and nine,

2:33:112:33:14

but it's not uncommon for me

to remove all 20 baby teeth due

2:33:142:33:17

to decay in a two-year-old child.

2:33:172:33:20

I've also had children perhaps

around the age of 14 where we've had

2:33:202:33:24

to remove permanent

teeth, usually due to

2:33:242:33:26

fizzy drink consumption,

and necessitating the provision

2:33:262:33:29

of dentures, so false teeth at 14.

2:33:292:33:37

The African Union has demanded an

apology from Donald Trump after

2:33:412:33:45

comments he made in an oval meeting

with members of union congress. The

2:33:452:33:53

union expressed shock and outrage

and said the Trump administration

2:33:532:33:57

misunderstood Africans.

2:33:572:33:58

As the African Union we were quite

appalled and infuriated,

2:33:582:34:02

outraged, by the comments

and for a country

2:34:022:34:06

like the United States,

which is a valued partner

2:34:062:34:09

for the Africans, this

was quite a shock.

2:34:092:34:17

Surcharges for using credit or debit

cards will be illegal today as a

2:34:192:34:22

result of new EU rules to help

consumers and help transparency and

2:34:222:34:26

fairness. It will benefit shoppers

and holiday-makers, making online or

2:34:262:34:31

in-store purchases. Some retailers

have already said they'll not raise

2:34:312:34:35

prices to cover the cost.

Yesterday's fire at Nottingham train

2:34:352:34:41

station is being treated as arson.

The blaze began yesterday. Ten fire

2:34:412:34:45

crews tackled the flames in the

station's roof. It was fully

2:34:452:34:50

evacuated. It will be re-opening

today.

2:34:502:34:59

Carillion has denied reports its

rescue plan was rejected by

2:34:592:35:03

creditors. The firm is struggling

under £1.5 billion of debt,

2:35:032:35:07

including a pension short fall of

half a million. The BBC understands

2:35:072:35:11

Government ministers are drawing up

plans to take over some of its

2:35:112:35:15

prison contracts. Let's speak to

Vince Cable, the former leader of

2:35:152:35:22

the Liberal Democrats. Tell us how

you analyse the situation as it

2:35:222:35:26

stands now?

You have this massive

company, the second largest

2:35:262:35:30

construction company, many people

know it by the name of Tarmac, they

2:35:302:35:34

are now called Carillion. It's got

43,000 employees, 20,000 in the UK

2:35:342:35:39

and many, many more thousands who

work as subcontractors, so we have

2:35:392:35:44

got a massive industry, it's taken

on larger numbers of contracts, it's

2:35:442:35:48

been losing money I think because of

bad decisions that were made in the

2:35:482:35:52

Middle East. The Government has now

got a very big dilemma. It can't

2:35:522:35:56

allow the whole of the supply chain

to collapse, it can't allow the

2:35:562:36:01

contracts to be unfulfilled. But at

the same time, it can't possibly

2:36:012:36:04

just bail out the company because

then you have a position where the

2:36:042:36:09

private sector is allowed to

privatise profits but then the

2:36:092:36:14

Government nationalises the losses,

the problem we had with the banks.

2:36:142:36:17

So they can't just bail it out, they

have to force the shareholders and

2:36:172:36:21

creditors, the big banks, to take

losses and then the Government can

2:36:212:36:25

take responsibility for taking the

contracts forward and making sure

2:36:252:36:31

they are delivered.

Who are you

asking to make up the difference

2:36:312:36:34

then who, are you asking to stump up

this money?

Well, the shareholders

2:36:342:36:37

are going to have to take a loss.

The big banks who hold most of this

2:36:372:36:42

debt are going to have to write some

of it off, perhaps replacing it with

2:36:422:36:46

shares. The Government is going to

be taking on some responsibility in

2:36:462:36:51

any event but the key point is that

the vast range of contracts, things

2:36:512:36:57

like running Ministry of Defence

housing, running schools, lots of

2:36:572:37:01

these things should probably not

have been farmed out to the private

2:37:012:37:04

sector anyway, but they are going to

have to new be delivered and

2:37:042:37:07

Government will have to take a lot

of these in-house. In other cases,

2:37:072:37:13

like the HSII contracts, they are

going to have to retender and I

2:37:132:37:18

think probably learn some lessons

here by making sure the tender goes

2:37:182:37:22

out to a substantial number of small

companies, rather than all

2:37:222:37:26

concentrated in one big contractor.

So the solution you are putting

2:37:262:37:30

forward, and the phraseology you are

using, you are saying the banks and

2:37:302:37:34

shareholders "have to". The problem

with that theory is that precisely

2:37:342:37:38

they don't have to, do they, you

can't oblige them to do that?

If

2:37:382:37:43

they are not willing to agree a

settlement, the company will go into

2:37:432:37:49

administration and they'll

potentially lose everything and, of

2:37:492:37:50

course, there is a danger then of

the company fragmenting. So actually

2:37:502:37:55

it's in people's interests to come

to some kind of accommodation. Quite

2:37:552:38:01

apart from what we do going forward,

there are some very important issues

2:38:012:38:05

for the taxpayer and for Parliament

to question what's happened because

2:38:052:38:10

this company has been in trouble for

six months, its shares collapsed in

2:38:102:38:14

July, there have been profit

warnings. The Government,

2:38:142:38:19

particularly the Department of

Transport, and Network Rail, have

2:38:192:38:22

been handing out to them very, very

big contracts knowing that they were

2:38:222:38:26

fragile and there is a degree of

recklessness here with public money

2:38:262:38:30

that we really need to properly have

investigated.

One other question on

2:38:302:38:35

a different theme. You are a

respected politician and previous

2:38:352:38:39

Liberal Democrat leader. We have

been reporting on the comments by

2:38:392:38:41

Donald Trump, the cancellation of

the visit to the UK for the reasons

2:38:412:38:45

he said. I just wonder, given what

you are hearing about the language

2:38:452:38:51

he's accused of using, where are you

on him coming to the UK and, has

2:38:512:38:56

anything changed?

Well, I gave it

from the outset that when he went

2:38:562:39:04

round endorsing racist movements and

made the appalling comments about

2:39:042:39:07

the neo-Nazi organisation in Britain

that he wasn't welcome here. The

2:39:072:39:10

fact he's pulled out I think was a

great source of relief because, had

2:39:102:39:14

he come here, there would have been

big demonstrations, a lot of

2:39:142:39:19

awkwardness with Government, so I

think he's done everybody a big

2:39:192:39:21

favour by pulling out of the visit.

The state visit?

Indeed that, is the

2:39:212:39:26

whole point. The whole idea that Her

Majesty the Queen should be tied up

2:39:262:39:31

with a ceremonial visit with Trump

was just so embarrassing that I

2:39:312:39:36

think the it's fun Nat that it would

now appear to have been withdrawn

2:39:362:39:40

and dropped and that's where it

should stay.

The state visit is

2:39:402:39:43

still on though isn't it?

If that's

the case, the Government's going to

2:39:432:39:49

have to make sure it doesn't happen

because it would be quite appalling

2:39:492:39:53

if this man, in view of everything

he's said and done, were to come and

2:39:532:39:57

be treated as a state visitor.

Thank

you very much.

2:39:572:40:08

Time to talk to Mike and Dan about

the football. It's hoped O'Neill can

2:40:142:40:22

turn things around.

Interesting to

see if he gets the job. I was

2:40:222:40:26

watching earlier. I was distracted

by the whole merman outfit but you

2:40:262:40:31

were saying earlier about the fact

that they organised a plan to pay

2:40:312:40:36

off Northern Ireland if he's going

to make the move.

Yes, face-to-face

2:40:362:40:43

talks. Ryan Giggs for the Wales

managers job?

Yes and the other

2:40:432:40:47

interesting someone Phil Neville

being touted for the England women's

2:40:472:40:50

job as well. I've spoken to Phil and

all he's saying at the moment is

2:40:502:40:54

that he's spoken to the Football

Association and he's interested in

2:40:542:40:56

the role but that would be a really

big move for him to use all his

2:40:562:41:01

experience from Manchester United

and Everton as well to take back to

2:41:012:41:03

the women's game, it would be a

really positive move.

What is on the

2:41:032:41:10

power hour today on football?

Manchester City play Liverpool this

2:41:102:41:13

weekend and Kyle Walker is an

interesting guy because he came up

2:41:132:41:17

through the afternoons, played at

Sheffield United when he was a

2:41:172:41:20

teenager, now he's playing under Pep

Guardiola, he talks about how he

2:41:202:41:24

enjoys that. He also speaks about

being a teenager at Sheffield

2:41:242:41:27

United, saying he nearly quit the

game. Have a look.

I was 15 and I

2:41:272:41:31

just said to my mum, I've had

enough. You see all your mates going

2:41:312:41:36

out and hanging around on the street

and going in at stupid o'clock in

2:41:362:41:41

the morning and there was me going

in at 9 o'clock because I had a game

2:41:412:41:45

the next day. My mum just said to

me, you can't quit now, you've gone

2:41:452:41:50

too far. She's made a good decision

for me and I'm probably forever in

2:41:502:41:55

her debt.

That feeds into

beautifully what happened at

2:41:552:42:01

Sheffield last night. Sheffield

United and Sheffield Wednesday

2:42:012:42:03

probably both happy with a point.

United back indeed into the top six

2:42:032:42:07

with their goalless draw. Highlights

of that in a moment. What time are

2:42:072:42:11

you on today?

2:42:112:42:18

you on today?

Focus is on and we

have David Moyes on as well. He

2:42:182:42:21

talks about how he wants to get West

Ham playing like Tottenham and

2:42:212:42:24

Chelsea and he's talking as well

about being the boss beyond the end

2:42:242:42:27

of the season when the contract

comes to an end. We have that, a

2:42:272:42:33

piece on Newport County, Spurs, the

boss there, and we have got Motty

2:42:332:42:37

live at Chelsea. Loads to talk

about, a few spats in football at

2:42:372:42:41

the moment but we'll tidy it all up

for you between 12 and 1.

Do you

2:42:412:42:46

want see the pictures from Sheffield

then?

Yes.

It was a diploma mattedic

2:42:462:42:54

game. Wednesday happy with the draw.

The new manager, the Dutchman,

2:42:542:43:05

pleased enough already with that

after the sendings off. Wednesday

2:43:052:43:08

could have won it. Great saves by

the Sheffield United keeper Simon

2:43:082:43:11

Moore. That is enough to take United

above Leeds into the top six.

2:43:112:43:15

Wednesday though still in 15th, so a

lot of work for the new manager to

2:43:152:43:20

do. Are you going to stay for the

mermaids?

Yes, desperate for that.

2:43:202:43:35

It was a great night for Rugby

Union. Scott Williams sealed the

2:43:352:43:44

Scarlets game, they go into

qualification. Bath could slip out

2:43:442:43:48

of the testimony two if Toulon beat

Benetton tomorrow. England have a

2:43:482:43:55

chance for revenge in their game

tomorrow. Ioane Morgan says the

2:43:552:43:59

players will lift the rest of the

England side as they face Australia

2:43:592:44:03

again.

2:44:032:44:05

Understandably, they've

been I suppose down

2:44:052:44:08

with defeat of the tests tour,

which is disappointing,

2:44:082:44:10

but I think with the energy that

a lot of the guys have brought in,

2:44:102:44:14

coming from Big Bash, at home,

or playing Bangladesh previously,

2:44:142:44:17

I think it's important for the squad

and the series and I suppose it

2:44:172:44:21

always has been, given you play

on the back of such a significant

2:44:212:44:24

test match series.

2:44:242:44:26

The guys know the responsibility

that they carry, if they're feeling

2:44:262:44:28

fresh, to pick guys up

along the way.

2:44:282:44:32

Yohanna Konta says she has recovered

from the hip injury,

2:44:322:44:35

that disrupted her preparations

for the Australian Open,

2:44:352:44:37

which starts on Monday in Melbourne.

2:44:372:44:39

The British number one,

who is seeded ninth,

2:44:392:44:41

plays American Madison Brengle

in the first round, and is aiming

2:44:412:44:43

to reproduce the form that

took her to the semi-finals

2:44:432:44:46

two years ago.

2:44:462:44:53

I'm coming into this year with very

different challenges. I'm feeling

2:44:532:44:57

conscious of really appreciating

being back and playing and almost

2:44:572:45:03

being grateful for the challenges

that I have now and also working

2:45:032:45:07

true the challenges I faced at the

end of last year and trying to

2:45:072:45:10

really get back into the match

routine of things, trying to get

2:45:102:45:14

back into playing at the level that

I want to be playing consistently.

2:45:142:45:19

For centuries they've been

the stuff of myth and legend,

2:45:192:45:22

but now mermaids and mermen

are bringing their tail fins

2:45:222:45:24

to the UK ahead of the Merlympics -

taking place here for the first

2:45:242:45:28

time this summer.

2:45:282:45:29

I've been to Claysmore school

in Dorset to find out why this

2:45:292:45:32

new sport is making such waves.

2:45:322:45:34

In the glow of the winter sun

something associated with warmer

2:45:342:45:38

climate is causing a splash.

2:45:382:45:42

From fairy tales and fantasy

and Disney movies to reality.

2:45:422:45:45

Mermaids and mermen getting fit

and even competing in one

2:45:452:45:50

of the UK's new sports,

thanks to cheaper and more

2:45:502:45:53

accessible design of tails.

2:45:532:45:56

Up until now we've had to learn

to swim using our feet,

2:45:562:45:59

but our feet are now replaced

by these monofins, our tails.

2:45:592:46:03

So no walking around the pool.

2:46:032:46:08

It's a very strange feeling.

2:46:082:46:13

As yet I feel like I have

a new part of my body.

2:46:132:46:16

If you get it right it can make

you 33% faster through the water.

2:46:162:46:22

It's definitely a different feeling.

2:46:222:46:25

I'm looking forward to actually

seeing how it works with the fin.

2:46:252:46:31

I'm not sure about the

old lycra sensation.

2:46:312:46:39

It smashes through all stereotypes

as you learn the faster and more

2:46:392:46:44

powerful way of swimming

through the water.

2:46:442:46:46

Basically where your hands

and your head go your body

2:46:462:46:51

will follow naturally and then doing

the extra kick or flip with your leg

2:46:512:46:56

will enhance your speed as well,

so it's a really good

2:46:562:46:58

full body workout.

2:46:582:47:01

Michelle was a surfer until she had

an accident and then had to find

2:47:012:47:05

a new role and job in life.

2:47:052:47:07

Now changing perceptions

on a grand scale.

2:47:072:47:10

There's always a glamour about

a mermaid, but it really is a sport.

2:47:102:47:13

It's one of the newest

sports to come to the UK.

2:47:132:47:21

The Merlympics in Germany last year

featured racing, agility events,

2:47:242:47:27

synchronised mer-swimming

and tail awareness awards.

2:47:272:47:35

I really felt the power!

2:47:352:47:38

When you find your rhythm

in the water and move

2:47:382:47:43

as one, that tail...

2:47:432:47:46

I crossed the pool

in a couple of flicks!

2:47:462:47:48

It feels like an added

weight, but you get more

2:47:482:47:51

power and you go faster.

2:47:512:47:52

It really surprised me.

2:47:522:47:55

Compared to normal swimming it's

a totally different sensation.

2:47:552:47:59

Having to keep your

legs together as well.

2:47:592:48:02

It's kind of like the feeling that

shouldn't really happen,

2:48:022:48:06

but because obviously you don't have

fins as a human being,

2:48:062:48:09

it feels amazing.

2:48:092:48:11

I've always wanted to be a mermaid

and my dream has come true!

2:48:112:48:15

While this had been a first for me

in a pool, I have to confess I did

2:48:152:48:19

pull on a tail while on holiday

a few years ago to experience merman

2:48:192:48:23

swimming in the sea.

2:48:232:48:24

While it does look spectacular,

in Britain it needs to be done

2:48:242:48:28

in a structured and supervised class

in one of the growing

2:48:282:48:33

numbers of clubs in the UK,

just to eliminate the risk posed

2:48:332:48:36

by the tails.

2:48:362:48:37

If done so it can be a lot of fun,

or should I say 'fin'.

2:48:372:48:45

Do not try that at home because the

tails are heavy.

Thank you for

2:48:462:48:51

persuading me to have a little go.

You wear it remarkably comfortably.

2:48:512:48:55

I've got to say, it's a little

restrictive.

Yes. On land.

I'm not

2:48:552:49:01

the great swimmer in the world. I

would find this quite difficult but

2:49:012:49:05

I can see just having it on, I can

feel my stomach muscles contracting.

2:49:052:49:10

See how hard it is to lift it on to

the desk. See how big it is. It

2:49:102:49:17

gives you the power.

Very good.

I

watched an hour ago where you said

2:49:172:49:24

it's one of those really weird

sensations. I'm just going to go.

2:49:242:49:29

Don't walk. Get back down-to-earth.

Paul Lewis who looks like Neptune

2:49:292:49:36

because of the sea. There he is, we

can see him. He's Neptune. He's been

2:49:362:49:40

watching. It's weird isn't it, like

mythology is coming to life on

2:49:402:49:44

Breakfast.

We are going to talk to

Paul in a moment. Sarah, save us,

2:49:442:49:49

good morning!

2:49:492:49:49

Paul in a moment. Sarah, save us,

good morning!

Good morning, you

2:49:492:49:51

can't see my legs, I promise I'm not

wearing a fin underneath here! Out

2:49:512:49:57

there is a cloudy picture but there

is a glimpse of brightness. This one

2:49:572:50:02

taken in Kent. Beautiful sun rise.

We are going to keep the cloud

2:50:022:50:10

throughout the course of the

weekend. Further east, we are more

2:50:102:50:14

likely to stay dry throughout the

day. Where we have seen the rain

2:50:142:50:17

already falling over the past few

hours, a slow-moving band of rain in

2:50:172:50:21

western parts of the UK. That is

down to the fact that we have a big

2:50:212:50:25

area of high pressure that is

sitting out there across Europe and

2:50:252:50:28

Scandinavia. That is keeping weather

fronts at bay. As it moves in from

2:50:282:50:33

the Atlantic, it bumps into that

pressure making slow progress across

2:50:332:50:36

the country. Here is where we are

going to see the wet weather,

2:50:362:50:42

western England, western Wales,

Northern Ireland and Scotland.

2:50:422:50:46

Elsewhere, breezy, not as windy as

it is further west. Cloudy

2:50:462:50:49

conditions and the breeze will help

break up the cloud a little this

2:50:492:50:52

afternoon. Perhaps the odd glimpse

of brightness to be seen.

2:50:522:50:57

Temperatures round about five to

eight degrees and we could see the

2:50:572:51:01

odd spot of drizzle around. That is

the story for many of our Premier

2:51:012:51:05

League matches today. Cloudy, mostly

dry, can't rule out the odd spot of

2:51:052:51:09

drizzle. Temperatures five to seven

degrees. Into the evening, mostly

2:51:092:51:17

dry gradually through tonight.

Slightly lighter winds than last

2:51:172:51:21

night. It will be that bit colder

tomorrow morning, cold enough for a

2:51:212:51:25

bit of mist and fog to form. Perhaps

a touch of frost in the more rural

2:51:252:51:29

spots. For most of us, it's

frost-free, another cloudy day

2:51:292:51:33

through tomorrow, one or two spots

of drizzle across southern Scotland.

2:51:332:51:37

Later in the day, we'll see this

front move into the far north-west,

2:51:372:51:41

so wet and windy weather arriving in

the far north-west. For much of the

2:51:412:51:45

day, it's looking pretty try and we

could just see some sunny spells

2:51:452:51:49

breaking through that cloud.

Predominantly a grey picture, four

2:51:492:51:54

to eight on Sunday. Then a change

into next week. You can see the blue

2:51:542:51:58

colours returning, so the mild air

gets squeezed away. Things will feel

2:51:582:52:02

different as we head through the new

working week. Colder theme to the

2:52:022:52:06

weather. Quite unsettled. Often

windy with heavy showers. Could be

2:52:062:52:11

some ice and snow, particularly in

the north through the course of

2:52:112:52:14

Monday night and Tuesday. Keep tuned

to the latest forecast, all the

2:52:142:52:19

warnings are on the website.

2:52:192:52:21

to the latest forecast, all the

warnings are on the website.

2:52:212:52:26

40,000 people remortgaged their

homes last year. Let's talk to Paul

2:52:322:52:36

Lewis in his official role as Radio

Four's Money Box presenter. Let's

2:52:362:52:40

talk about that. It sounds like

these are large sums of money, a lot

2:52:402:52:45

of retired people getting involved?

It's an average of about £80,000

2:52:452:52:49

each and the way it works is this,

if you have got a house worth say

2:52:492:52:54

£250,000 which is probably fairly

typical, but you're cash poor, don't

2:52:542:52:59

have a big income because maybe you

have spent some of your savings in

2:52:592:53:02

retirement, you are living on a

pension ex-, you can release some of

2:53:022:53:05

that money from the value of the

house by taking out what is in

2:53:052:53:10

effect a second mortgage, lifetime

mortgage and you might borrow a

2:53:102:53:12

third of the value of the house at

the age of 65 and then you will not

2:53:122:53:17

pay it back until you, and if you

have a partner, you and your partner

2:53:172:53:24

finally dies or goes into care. The

interest rolls up each year so it

2:53:242:53:28

doesn't cost you anything, it all

comes out of your estate.

My sense

2:53:282:53:34

is that we wouldn't have to go back

too far to read about alarm bells

2:53:342:53:42

for equity release. Have things

changed?

People got into dreadful

2:53:422:53:48

trouble 20 years ago, some were

threatened with eviction, all of

2:53:482:53:53

that has ended, there is a guarantee

with any decent responsible company

2:53:532:53:57

that sells these that the value of

the loan as it rolls up will never

2:53:572:54:01

be more than the house and some of

the trickier things like, can you

2:54:012:54:07

move, what if you cancel it early

because you want to move, those

2:54:072:54:11

kinds of penalties, those are now

going, though they haven't all gone,

2:54:112:54:14

I have to say and the rate of

interest you were charged, just a

2:54:142:54:19

very few years ago, 7 or 8%, has now

come down to more like 5%, maybe a

2:54:192:54:23

bit less in some cases, so they are

a lot better than they were. But

2:54:232:54:27

they don't suit everybody and the

firms that sell them do say that,

2:54:272:54:30

you know, half the people who come

to them, they suggest they do

2:54:302:54:33

something else, so you have got to

be careful but they can be a

2:54:332:54:36

valuable way of giving you a bit of

capital in your retirement.

Often

2:54:362:54:41

people are concerned about, how do

they know whether they are on to a

2:54:412:54:45

good deal, as opposed to something

that is inappropriate. Whose advice

2:54:452:54:49

do you seek?

Any adviser needs a

special qualification. Always pick a

2:54:492:54:55

firm to go with that is a member of

the equity release council. That is

2:54:552:54:59

the kind of trade body, if you like,

and listen very carefully to the

2:54:592:55:04

adviser and the adviser in many

cases will say don't do it. You

2:55:042:55:08

could downsize, for example, buy a

cheaper place, release cash that

2:55:082:55:11

way. You may be able to borrow a

more conventional loan and pay it

2:55:112:55:15

back if you have the income to do

that. So there are alternatives, and

2:55:152:55:19

if you are on benefits like Pension

Credit, that may be a sign that you

2:55:192:55:22

shouldn't do it. So you have got to

be careful but a good adviser will

2:55:222:55:26

take you through all that,

ultimately you should trust their

2:55:262:55:30

advice, whether it's to do it, or in

many cases, whether or not to do it.

2:55:302:55:36

Thank you very much. More on your

Money Box programme from midday

2:55:362:55:41

today on Radio Four.

2:55:412:55:47

Talking about brutal sport now, bare

knuckle boxing is making a come

2:55:482:55:51

back. Promoters want to bring it

back by making it licensed, legal

2:55:512:55:57

and organised. 2500 will watch a

fight at the 02 tonight. Here is

2:55:572:56:02

more.

2:56:022:56:07

If you look at a guy's chest,

you can tell how much experience

2:56:212:56:24

the guy has had, you can tell how

he will deal with the situation,

2:56:242:56:27

you can tell how he deals

with the emotion because you can

2:56:272:56:30

see his heart beat out of his chest.

2:56:302:56:32

Liam Cullen in Leeds has spent

a lifetime in combat sport but this

2:56:322:56:35

weekend he's fighting for a world

title in one of the most

2:56:352:56:38

extreme of all.

2:56:382:56:39

When I say the words

bare-knuckle boxing,

2:56:392:56:41

you think of gangsters settling

feuds in Victorian times

2:56:412:56:43

but there are a group of people

determined to bring the sport back

2:56:432:56:46

to the mainstream to

bring it to the masses.

2:56:462:56:48

We want to be on television,

watch it on a Saturday night

2:56:482:56:51

in every home in the world.

2:56:512:56:53

I think will get there

because people love what we do.

2:56:532:56:55

This is a new breed

of sport which is licensed,

2:56:552:56:58

legal and organised.

2:56:582:56:59

We have copied pretty much

the safety measures on the glove

2:56:592:57:01

boxing so we have ambulance teams,

general nedical Ccouncil,

2:57:012:57:04

doctors, trauma medics,

ambulances on site and all

2:57:042:57:05

the facilities, brain scans.

2:57:052:57:06

All the stuff the professional

boxers would have.

2:57:062:57:08

We have that as well.

2:57:082:57:11

It's that risk factor.

2:57:112:57:16

You want to test yourself and be

in a dangerous situation whereby

2:57:162:57:19

I want to test my skill set.

2:57:192:57:21

That's what it's all about.

2:57:212:57:23

The history of bare-knuckle

is hundreds of years

2:57:232:57:25

old where champions

like Richard Humphries

2:57:252:57:28

entertained thousands.

2:57:282:57:30

Today, this sport is relying

on its rawness and characters

2:57:302:57:32

to capture the attention once again.

2:57:322:57:34

He is confident knowing

what he's going to do...

2:57:342:57:38

Another one of those

characters is Louis Pow.

2:57:382:57:39

The 28-year-old businessmen

from Bornemouth is making

2:57:392:57:43

the decision to fight his first

bare-knuckle doubt.

2:57:432:57:45

Anything that scares you,

you go out and make a decision,

2:57:452:57:50

a hard decision, this

is going to be scary,

2:57:502:57:52

you could get hurt.

2:57:522:57:55

Personally I like getting

in there and having a scrap

2:57:552:57:57

and testing myself.

2:57:572:57:59

I like getting hit, and getting real

good excitement out of it.

2:57:592:58:03

This is a serious business.

2:58:032:58:07

There are thousands of dollars

in prizemoney and it is expected

2:58:072:58:11

to be watched in pay-per-view

over the globe.

2:58:112:58:14

Thousands are expected

in London to watch a fight.

2:58:142:58:18

This is getting big.

2:58:182:58:20

We are putting an event

on in the middle of January.

2:58:202:58:23

Glove boxing does not put events

in the middle of January

2:58:232:58:26

and sell huge tickets.

2:58:262:58:28

Only huge % of the big glove shows

which can sell those

2:58:282:58:31

kind of numbers.

2:58:312:58:33

The appetite is there

and we're not going away,

2:58:332:58:35

we are going to be here for good.

2:58:352:58:40

This sport shouldn't be consigned

to the history books and at one

2:58:402:58:45

of the most prestigious venues

in the country, it's

2:58:452:58:47

fight continues.

2:58:472:58:55

Coming up in the next half hour.

# Something that ain't real

2:58:552:59:02

# It can never be us.

This woman

joins a Hall of Fame that includes

2:59:022:59:08

Adele and Sam Smith. Sigrid is the

winner of Sound of 2018 and she'll

2:59:082:59:13

be joining us just before Ten.

Headlines in a moment.

2:59:132:59:17

Hello, this is Breakfast with

Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.

3:00:433:00:47

Dentists warn of a child tooth

decay crisis in England.

3:00:473:00:50

A record 43,000 operations

to remove rotting teeth

3:00:503:00:53

were carried out last year.

3:00:533:00:54

Ministers say they're determined

to tackle the problem.

3:00:543:01:02

Good morning, it's

Saturday 13th January.

3:01:083:01:10

Also this morning.

3:01:103:01:13

African leaders demand an apology

from Donald Trump after he's accused

3:01:133:01:19

of making "vulgar and disparaging"

comments about poorer nations.

3:01:193:01:26

A ban on credit and debit surcharges

comes into force today -

3:01:263:01:29

but there are concerns companies

could raise their

3:01:293:01:31

prices in response.

3:01:313:01:34

We can barely stand!

3:01:343:01:38

Celebrations overnight as four

British rowers smash the world

3:01:383:01:40

record for crossing the Atlantic.

3:01:403:01:41

In sport, across the Irish Sea,

Northern Ireland boss

3:01:413:01:43

Michael O'Neill is a step closer

to taking over as Scotland manager

3:01:433:01:51

now that the Scottish

FA have agreed a deal

3:01:513:01:53

to compensate his current employers.

3:01:533:01:54

And making a splash.

3:01:543:01:56

I've donned a tail fin to find out

how "mermaiding" is becoming

3:01:563:01:59

a growing sport in the UK.

3:01:593:02:00

And Sarah has the weather.

3:02:003:02:03

And Sarah has the weather.

3:02:033:02:07

Cloudy today, increasingly wet and

windy from the West, all the details

3:02:073:02:10

of the weather today

in about 15 minutes.

3:02:103:02:13

of the weather today

in about 15 minutes.

3:02:133:02:15

Good morning.

3:02:153:02:16

First, our main story.

3:02:163:02:19

There were almost 43,000 to

extraction operations the children

3:02:193:02:24

in England last year,.

3:02:243:02:28

The British Dental Association says

England provides a second-class

3:02:283:02:30

service compared to Scotland

and Wales, and has accused

3:02:303:02:33

government ministers of adopting

a short-sighted approach

3:02:333:02:34

to a growing crisis

around tooth decay.

3:02:343:02:36

Our health correspondent

Dominic Hughes reports.

3:02:363:02:43

Tooth decay in children is

distressing, painful and avoidable.

3:02:433:02:45

Dentists say sugary snacks

and drinks are the biggest cause.

3:02:453:02:48

British children drink

more soft drinks than

3:02:483:02:50

anywhere else in Europe and the

3:02:503:02:51

number of multiple extractions

which have to take place in hospital

3:02:513:02:58

under a general anaesthetic

is continuing to grow.

3:02:583:03:00

Figures compiled

3:03:003:03:04

by the Local Government Association

show there were nearly 43,000

3:03:043:03:06

multiple to the extractions among

under-18s in England last year.

3:03:063:03:08

That's around 170 every day of the

working week. Overall, there's been

3:03:083:03:16

an increase of 17% in just four

years. Dentists say children in

3:03:163:03:22

England are suffering and are being

offered a second-rate service when

3:03:223:03:25

compared to Scotland and Wales.

3:03:253:03:26

We have seen in

Scotland and in Wales

3:03:263:03:31

that they have got national

programmes to try and prevent this

3:03:313:03:34

and they have actually got

reasonably good results

3:03:343:03:36

out of it.

3:03:363:03:37

The government has not put any

money into a national

3:03:373:03:44

prevention programme for England and

that's the reason why we are seeing

3:03:443:03:47

so many children being put under

general anaesthetic.

3:03:473:03:49

The Department

3:03:493:03:50

of Health in England

says the introduction

3:03:503:03:52

of attacks on sugary

3:03:523:03:53

drinks is part of its plan to reduce

the number of extractions and that

3:03:533:03:56

more than half of all children have

seen a dentist in the last year.

3:03:563:03:59

And, with proper oral hygiene, good

brushing and avoiding high sugar

3:03:593:04:02

snacks and drinks, thousands of

children could be saved from

3:04:023:04:04

experiencing the pain of a rotten

tooth.

3:04:043:04:06

Dominic Hughes, BBC News.

3:04:063:04:11

The African Union has

demanded an apology

3:04:113:04:13

from Donald Trump after

he

3:04:133:04:21

reportedly used a vulgar

and disparaging term to describe

3:04:273:04:29

some African nations.

3:04:293:04:33

The African union has expressed its

shock and outrage and said the Trump

3:04:333:04:39

administration misunderstood African

nations.

3:04:393:04:40

Our north American

correspondent Peter

3:04:403:04:41

Bowes reports.

3:04:413:04:42

An extraordinary week even

by Donald Trump's standards.

3:04:423:04:45

It ended with a medical, a routine

checkup that all presidents undergo

3:04:453:04:50

and wood from the doctor that the

commander-in-chief is apparently in

3:04:503:04:53

excellent health.

3:04:533:05:03

But the past two days

have seen the president

3:05:083:05:12

mired in controversy.

3:05:123:05:13

As Donald Trump arrives in Florida

3:05:133:05:15

to spend the weekend at his golf

resort, the international community

3:05:153:05:19

is still fuming over his alleged use

of crude language to describe

3:05:193:05:22

African countries.

As the African

Union we were quite appalled and

3:05:223:05:25

infuriated, outraged, by the

comments.

3:05:253:05:26

And for a country like the

3:05:263:05:28

United States, which is a valued

partner for the Africans, this is

3:05:283:05:30

quite a shock.

From the United

Nations in Geneva came the stiffest

3:05:303:05:33

of rebukes.

3:05:333:05:34

These are shocking and shameful

comments from the President

3:05:343:05:37

of the United States. I'm sorry but

there's no other word one can use

3:05:373:05:40

but racist.

3:05:403:05:41

You cannot dismiss entire

countries and continents.

3:05:413:05:47

The allegation has

gone unanswered by

3:05:473:05:48

the president. He had an opportunity

3:05:483:05:49

at this ceremony in celebration

of Martin Luther King.

3:05:493:05:52

But it was awkward.

3:05:523:06:00

After signing a proclamation

in honour of the civil rights

3:06:003:06:03

leader, Mr Trump dodged the most

uncomfortable of questions.

3:06:033:06:05

Mr President, are you a racist?

3:06:053:06:06

The president left

without responding.

3:06:063:06:13

He'd earlier tweeted

that he'd used "tough"

3:06:133:06:15

language in a meeting

with

3:06:153:06:16

senators but not the derogatory

language attributed to him.

3:06:163:06:18

Peter Bowes, BBC News.

3:06:183:06:22

The leader of the Liberal Democrats,

Vince Cable, said the President's

3:06:223:06:25

visit to the UK should not go ahead.

If that is the case the government

3:06:253:06:29

will have to work harder to make

sure it doesn't happen because it

3:06:293:06:33

would be appalling if this man, in

view of everything he has said and

3:06:333:06:37

done, would come and be treated as a

state visit.

3:06:373:06:41

Consumers can no longer be charged

extra for paying by credit or debit

3:06:413:06:44

card under new laws from today.

3:06:443:06:46

It is hoped the ban

will benefit shoppers

3:06:463:06:49

and holidaymakers who buy goods

online or in small stores,

3:06:493:06:56

but some retailers have already said

they will raise overall prices

3:06:563:07:02

in response to the change.

3:07:023:07:05

Joe Lynam reports.

3:07:053:07:13

We've all seen them. The extra

little fees added at the very end of

3:07:163:07:19

the buying process. In percentage

terms it may not sound like a lot,

3:07:193:07:23

but card surcharges add up, until

today. Under a new EU directive

3:07:233:07:27

A fire that broke out in Nottingham

station yesterday is now being

3:07:273:07:30

Yesterday's fire at Nottingham

train station is now

3:07:303:07:32

being treated as arson,

police have confirmed.

3:07:323:07:34

The blaze began early

yesterday morning.

3:07:343:07:35

10 fire crews tackled flames

in the station's roof.

3:07:353:07:38

The station was fully evacuated

when smoke filled the foyer.

3:07:383:07:40

It will re-open today.

3:07:403:07:41

The troubled construction firm

Carillion, a key government

3:07:413:07:43

contractor for projects including

schools and prisons,

3:07:433:07:45

has denied reports that its rescue

plan was rejected by creditors.

3:07:453:07:50

The firm is struggling

under £1.5 billion

3:07:503:07:52

of debt, including a pension

shortfall of more than

3:07:523:07:54

half-a-million pounds.

3:07:543:07:55

The BBC understands that

Government Ministers are drawing up

3:07:553:07:58

plans to take over some

of its prison contracts.

3:07:583:08:00

So Vince Cable says that and in no

circumstances should the firm be

3:08:003:08:02

bailed out.

3:08:023:08:04

Tributes have been paid

to the comedy actress Bella Emberg,

3:08:043:08:06

who has died aged 80.

3:08:063:08:07

She became a household name

in the 1980s on The Russ Abbot Show,

3:08:073:08:10

playing characters including

Blunderwoman, the sidekick

3:08:103:08:12

of hapless superhero Cooperman.

3:08:123:08:14

of hapless superhero Cooperman.

3:08:143:08:15

Russ Abbot called her "a huge comedy

talent", while Les Dennis said

3:08:153:08:17

she was a "funny, lovely friend".

3:08:173:08:19

Four British friends have broken

the world record and become

3:08:193:08:22

the fastest ever to cross

the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat.

3:08:223:08:29

The amateur crew,

dubbed The Four Oarsmen,

3:08:293:08:30

made history when they reached

the island of Antigua just

3:08:303:08:33

after 1:30 this morning,

having spent 29 days at sea

3:08:333:08:35

and beating the previous

record by six days.

3:08:353:08:37

Dan Johnson has more.

3:08:373:08:42

And here they go!

SHOUTING

3:08:423:08:47

The end of an epic journey road in

record time, four man who had not

3:08:473:08:51

even been in a rowing boat 18 months

ago not only challenge winners but

3:08:513:08:56

the first to cross the Atlantic in

less than 30 days.

It feels

3:08:563:09:02

overwhelming. The challenge as we

said before is just relentless,

3:09:023:09:07

never ending payment, just rowing,

the whole thing, coming first is

3:09:073:09:14

something that is beyond our wildest

dreams.

They left the Canary Islands

3:09:143:09:22

3000 miles away and faced 40 foot

waves, scorching sun and howling

3:09:223:09:28

winds, not quite the apocalypse but

a test of endurance for the Four

3:09:283:09:33

Oarsmen. Surviving on Russians,

producing their own water, taking it

3:09:333:09:36

in turns to eat, to sleep, and to

row.

It is amazing to complete the

3:09:363:09:42

role. We set out as a charitable

initiative, for Mind, and spinal

3:09:423:09:53

research, the mind research is

commemorative of my mum and her

3:09:533:09:58

struggle with her health. To do it

such justice and do it in such style

3:09:583:10:04

and with such great support and

great success is amazing.

Just

3:10:043:10:10

making it to the Caribbean is a

fantastic achievement but they have

3:10:103:10:13

raised more than a quarter of £1

million and have rode their way into

3:10:133:10:18

the record books. Dan Johnson, BBC

News.

3:10:183:10:24

Congratulations to them. With ten

minutes past nine.

3:10:243:10:28

More on the top story, children in

England getting second-rate dental

3:10:283:10:31

treatment than those in Scotland and

ask according to the British dental

3:10:313:10:37

Association. It found children and

teenagers have almost 43,000

3:10:373:10:41

operations to remove teeth in

England last year which works out at

3:10:413:10:46

170 operation today. An increase of

17% in the last four years. The BDA

3:10:463:10:51

says children in England are getting

second-class service when it comes

3:10:513:10:55

to oral health because unlike Wales

and Scotland there is no dedicated

3:10:553:10:59

national programme to tackle the

problem. The Department of Health

3:10:593:11:02

and social care says other half of

all children in England visited a

3:11:023:11:06

dentist last year and it is

introducing a sugar tax to tackle

3:11:063:11:10

tooth decay. We can talk to Claire

Stevens, president of the British

3:11:103:11:15

Society of paediatric dentistry.

Good morning. Anyone who hears these

3:11:153:11:19

figures should be shocked, 43,002

operations on teenagers and

3:11:193:11:24

children. 170 day. Why is this

situation at this point, and I

3:11:243:11:31

presume it is worsening?

The numbers

of operations are going steadily up

3:11:313:11:38

and have gone up by 15% in the last

four years. The reason is not one

3:11:383:11:43

single answer, it is about our

children and young people,

3:11:433:11:53

children and young people, having it

is about getting fluoride so parents

3:11:543:11:58

and children need to brush their

teeth with a fluoride toothpaste

3:11:583:12:02

twice a day, in the morning and in

the evening and it is getting

3:12:023:12:05

children to see the dentist in the

first place. They should certainly

3:12:053:12:09

receive their dental check on their

first birthday and every year

3:12:093:12:14

thereafter. 14% of children in

England and Wales did not see a

3:12:143:12:18

dentist last year.

You are a dental

surgeon. It's your day job. Give us

3:12:183:12:24

a snapshot of who you are treating

and what you are seeing.

Have a

3:12:243:12:29

routine operating list where I will

remove multiple decayed teeth under

3:12:293:12:36

general anaesthetic. Needs can be so

complex that they cannot be managed

3:12:363:12:46

in a normal setting. I've had to

remove baby teeth and anaesthetic

3:12:463:12:51

for a child of two, that's not read,

that is something happening week in,

3:12:513:12:54

week out.

When this happened was

this the first time the child had

3:12:543:13:01

seen a dentist, was it a direct

result of poor nutrition and poor

3:13:013:13:06

dental care?

This would be a child

presenting to the dentist to the

3:13:063:13:12

first time because they are in pain,

the dentist will recognise that it

3:13:123:13:16

is beyond their remit to manage and

the high streets dentist to refer it

3:13:163:13:21

to me and that first dental

experience for a child will be

3:13:213:13:26

traumatic, and a general

anaesthetic. Wouldn't it be great if

3:13:263:13:29

the first time that child came to

the dentist it was a positive, happy

3:13:293:13:33

experience where we could support

the family, give preventative

3:13:333:13:38

advice, help with weaning and then

make sure that child avoids decayed

3:13:383:13:42

teeth for the rest of their life?

You also talk about teenagers who

3:13:423:13:46

are having to have false teeth, in

the early teens.

That's right. We

3:13:463:13:54

know that young people are consuming

far too many sugary foods and

3:13:543:13:58

drinks. And for teenagers it is

often fizzy drinks, many of them

3:13:583:14:03

drinking these daily or more

regularly. I've had young people

3:14:033:14:08

where we have removed so many

permanent teeth we've had no option

3:14:083:14:12

than to provide them with false

teeth, imagine how that person will

3:14:123:14:15

manage for the rest of their life

without the natural teeth.

So what

3:14:153:14:21

is the answer. Something is

happening if 40% of children are not

3:14:213:14:27

visiting the dentist, where is the

system falling down?

There needs to

3:14:273:14:32

be measures, the sugar levy will be

welcome when it is introduced in a

3:14:323:14:37

few months' time, how about

investing some of that income, in

3:14:373:14:44

Manchester we have a regional

programme of prevention, we need to

3:14:443:14:49

invest in the scheme of supervised

brushing in the early years,

3:14:493:14:59

reception, we are encouraging

families to go to the dentists, and

3:14:593:15:05

making sure they apply fluoride. We

know we will save much more money

3:15:053:15:09

when we are investing,.

3:15:093:15:17

when we are investing,.

With the

expertise that you have, the passion

3:15:183:15:22

you have, surely there's only one

person to blame and that should be

3:15:223:15:26

the parent?

I don't really like the

word blame...

We'll take that word

3:15:263:15:32

out then, the only responsibility is

for the parent to take the child to

3:15:323:15:39

the dentist, it's important to tell

people that their child needs the

3:15:393:15:43

teeth removed because they have not

done that.

As big as a parent

3:15:433:15:47

myself, of course parents have a

responsibility but the profession

3:15:473:15:51

also has a responsibility to educate

the family so that they know you you

3:15:513:15:55

need to take the child as soon as

the first teeth come through. We

3:15:553:15:58

need to make it easy for children to

come into our services and that

3:15:583:16:02

might mean working with school

visitors, health visitors, to make

3:16:023:16:06

sure we are getting children into

the system.

You don't think that

3:16:063:16:14

people know that their children

needed to see a dentist?

There has

3:16:143:16:24

been research that shows that

parents don't realise how early you

3:16:243:16:27

should come and also that it is

free. I found that astonishing that

3:16:273:16:30

parents were not aware that NHS

dental treatment was free for

3:16:303:16:33

children. It may be that parents

perceived barriers that are not

3:16:333:16:38

there in reality.

Thank you we are

time. President of the British

3:16:383:16:47

Paediatric Society of dentistry. It

is 16 minutes past nine o'clock. It

3:16:473:16:53

is cold and foggy and I think we

could see more of that but this is a

3:16:533:16:57

beautiful picture, Sarah, good

morning.

3:16:573:17:01

beautiful picture, Sarah, good

morning.

3:17:013:17:05

Good morning, this is Deal in Kent,

a gorgeous picture captured by one

3:17:053:17:10

weather watcher. A lot more clout to

come this weekend. It has been

3:17:103:17:14

cloudy and great this past weekend,

rain in the West, further East you

3:17:143:17:22

are more likely to stay dry, the

weather has been pushing into the

3:17:223:17:26

south-west of England, up towards

western Scotland, in east it is dry

3:17:263:17:30

at the moment because of this area

of high pressure over Scandinavia so

3:17:303:17:35

the weather from the Atlantic is

bumping into this area, not making

3:17:353:17:40

much progress on its way across the

country so it will be damp for Match

3:17:403:17:43

Of The Day across south-west

England.

3:17:433:17:51

England. Central and eastern parts

of the UK, it is mostly dry,

3:17:513:17:59

temperatures between five and 9

degrees, not far off work there will

3:17:593:18:03

be for this time of year, not

feeling pleasant and the cloud,

3:18:033:18:08

should stay dry for most of our

Premier League football matches

3:18:083:18:13

today, top temperatures in

Newcastle. This evening, all the

3:18:133:18:16

rain in the West were tentative as

lads are the weather front will

3:18:163:18:19

begin to die away overnight. It is

still cloudy and the rain will be

3:18:193:18:24

lighter than last night said

temperatures dropping a little

3:18:243:18:28

lower, 3-4d to start Sunday morning

for most areas, and some mist and

3:18:283:18:34

cloud during the course of Sunday,

many of us having a good deal of dry

3:18:343:18:39

weather, the client should then and

break up later, -- the cloud should

3:18:393:18:46

break up, turning windy towards the

north-west which moves in late on

3:18:463:18:50

Sunday bringing heavy rain to parts

of Northern Ireland and north-west

3:18:503:18:55

Scotland. Windy as well, elsewhere

keeping the dry weather will be

3:18:553:18:58

fairly cloudy but that front and the

north-west should mark a change to

3:18:583:19:03

come, so Sunday night and Monday and

beyond, the blue colours return to

3:19:033:19:07

map the north-westerly map affair.

But it will be quite a bit colder

3:19:073:19:15

than before, windy and unsettled and

we could see snow and ice returning,

3:19:153:19:20

especially in the north. Watch out

for something called on the way,

3:19:203:19:24

pretty grey out there for the rest

of the weekend. Back to you both.

3:19:243:19:30

pretty grey out there for the rest

of the weekend. Back to you both.

3:19:303:19:34

Thank you, Sarah. It is 19 minutes

past mind, let's look at the papers.

3:19:343:19:40

Mike Barton, Chief Constable of

Durham Constabulary, joins us. Let's

3:19:403:19:44

look at the front pages first, keep

everyone up to date. The Daily Mail

3:19:443:19:50

is leading on Donald Trump missing

out on the UK visit, he has

3:19:503:19:55

cancelled it, although he may also

face the embarrassment, says the

3:19:553:19:59

paper, of not being invited to the

royal wedding which will be in May.

3:19:593:20:06

Royal household source says the

guest list hasn't been announced

3:20:063:20:08

that there is no reason why he

wouldn't be invited.

3:20:083:20:16

wouldn't be invited. Sir Vince

Cable, speaking to this programme a

3:20:163:20:18

short time ago, says it would be

unthinkable if a state visit, at

3:20:183:20:22

this stage is still on, went ahead.

Some of the front pages are looking

3:20:223:20:30

at the Australian flu epidemic,

there is the Daily Telegraph, today

3:20:303:20:35

programme presenter John Humphrys

faces criticism for conversation he

3:20:353:20:38

had about the gender pay gap with a

fellow journalist, of the error. On

3:20:383:20:43

the front page of the Financial

Times, the problems faced by

3:20:433:20:49

infrastructure company Carillion.

They face major financial problems.

3:20:493:20:56

We shall we start. I enjoyed this

yesterday because it is a

3:20:563:21:01

conversation that the Queen had on

camera, although not an official

3:21:013:21:05

interview, talking about the crown

jewels. This story emerged from this

3:21:053:21:09

interview.

A great story. The

documentary will be on the BBC

3:21:093:21:13

tomorrow night. This is the story

that caught my eye, the Royal

3:21:133:21:17

family, George VI, hit the crown

jewels in a biscuit tin. Although

3:21:173:21:24

it's a very posh biscuit tin, it is

Bartholomew's! And the trapdoor into

3:21:243:21:31

which this was secreted is still

there apparently. And so is the tin.

3:21:313:21:35

If someone asked if I would like a

Bath Oliver biscuit I would not know

3:21:353:21:42

what they were talking about. It is

a well-known posh brand? Read

3:21:423:21:47

magazines because it has a. Are not

familiar with it.

I think it must be

3:21:473:21:54

because it has a crust on it. -- a

crest.

It's the weekend, is this why

3:21:543:22:04

you have chosen a cocktail story?

This is about how people have found

3:22:043:22:09

old spirits and putting them into

cocktails and charging a fortune for

3:22:093:22:14

them. The one thing, whenever I see

a cocktail story I always think, I

3:22:143:22:19

must buy one of those books and then

when people come around at

3:22:193:22:22

Christmas, do them. And I never do!

The other thing that always catches

3:22:223:22:27

my eye, do you know why they were

invented? It was in America during

3:22:273:22:33

Prohibition, to disguise the

terrible taste of the home-brew.

3:22:333:22:38

Let's go through some of these

prices, you wouldn't want to drink

3:22:383:22:41

too many.

One of them would set you

back £5,500. Just for one cocktail.

3:22:413:22:57

One daiquiri at the Savoy would cost

about £700. It's because they've dug

3:22:573:23:05

up this vintage Bacardi. Something

like 40 years old.

That is a lot of

3:23:053:23:11

money. Do you remember how much you

wait when you were born, or rather,

3:23:113:23:15

being told about it because you

would not know how much you wade.

3:23:153:23:19

How much did you way, Charlie?

I

don't know! I think I was something

3:23:193:23:27

like nine lbs. My mum will be

screaming at the TV now.

I was just

3:23:273:23:32

under five lbs. This made me gasp

when we went through the papers. The

3:23:323:23:43

hand of a parent and the foot of a

baby that has been born prematurely.

3:23:433:23:49

But is now doing well, because she

is now weighing 5.2 lbs.

Her birth

3:23:493:23:58

weight was 14 ounces, she was just

eight inches long. It is remarkable

3:23:583:24:02

what medicine can do.

My fifth

grandchild arrived just before

3:24:023:24:07

Christmas, Luke was five and a half

weeks premature but still weighed

3:24:073:24:14

five lbs. He did not suck on the

teat for two and a half weeks

3:24:143:24:20

because you have to be 36 weeks

before they have this reflects. I

3:24:203:24:24

did not know that.

Is everything

fine now?

Is about ten lbs now and

3:24:243:24:33

when he first cried he had a mousy

squeak which I thought was a bit

3:24:333:24:38

pathetic but now he has found his

lungs although his mother isn't too

3:24:383:24:42

thrilled about that!

I was going to

say, not everybody would be happy

3:24:423:24:46

about that. What else have you

found.

This is a dreadful story. In

3:24:463:24:52

policing now, we are finding that

crime is expanding, and the police

3:24:523:24:57

are being asked to do far more.

Instead of depositing their rubbish

3:24:573:25:04

safely, people are using others with

transit vans and dumping bin bags on

3:25:043:25:10

farmers lands. Now here's a picture

of a very fed up beef farmer who now

3:25:103:25:16

has to pay for this to be removed.

The story, which I don't believe, is

3:25:163:25:20

blaming fortnightly collections. It

is not, it is the fault of these

3:25:203:25:26

people who are criminals. If you've

got to much rubbish, either don't

3:25:263:25:31

buy plastic, or take it to a

household waste facility.

You are in

3:25:313:25:36

charge of policing in Durham. Visit

all about priorities? Some people

3:25:363:25:41

would say, maybe they will call the

police. Nothing will happen. If

3:25:413:25:45

someone is putting in a call this

week to your Constabulary sleep and

3:25:453:25:50

seeing, I've seen it happen, what

will happen next.

Good question. The

3:25:503:25:59

county council have primacy that we

work with them.

It is a criminal

3:25:593:26:05

offence.

We have recently had

someone who was fined a lot of

3:26:053:26:12

money, he was a repeat offender, not

enough money in my view. People

3:26:123:26:17

always say what they want the police

to concentrate on speeding,

3:26:173:26:23

anti-social behaviour and

fly-tipping.

The problem is that

3:26:233:26:27

these things happen in the middle of

the night.

Sometimes if you look

3:26:273:26:33

through the bad people might have

left a clue as to where to come

3:26:333:26:36

from, credit card slip, and address,

and a piece of paper, but in a lot

3:26:363:26:44

of cases we don't find out. But

there are a lot of cameras so we

3:26:443:26:49

have hidden cameras now at the areas

where people do fly-tipping. Simply

3:26:493:26:56

find the people fly-tipping the

Buddha camera in the hedge. -- if we

3:26:563:27:02

find somebody fly-tipping we can put

a camera in hedge.

Surely part of

3:27:023:27:08

the problem is shared

responsibility. If it was a police

3:27:083:27:10

matter would you be able to deal

with it more clearly? It seems you

3:27:103:27:15

are having to have a dialogue about

a criminal offence.

You tackle it in

3:27:153:27:21

two ways. First, deal with it when

you find it. I prefer not to do

3:27:213:27:27

that. The best way is to use

intelligence to find out who other

3:27:273:27:31

people who are doing this regularly,

and generally it's organised crime

3:27:313:27:35

gangs. Waste disposal is a huge area

of crime because it is taxed. People

3:27:353:27:47

will take your household waste and

if they dump and it is £60 a tonne.

3:27:473:27:51

They call it in and waste it is £5 a

tonne. So the gangs collect this

3:27:513:27:57

household waste and charge you a

fortune from taking it away and then

3:27:573:28:01

they disguise it, women and dumping

it, as in and waste, and pocket the

3:28:013:28:04

difference.

Thank you for going

through the papers with us. Have a

3:28:043:28:11

lovely Saturday. Saturday Kitchen Is

on this morning. Matt, what is on

3:28:113:28:16

the menu?

I'm very welcome you might

be surprised to learn that I was

3:28:163:28:22

quite a big baby when I was born, I

was a good ten lbs.

I'm glad I'm

3:28:223:28:28

sitting down, that's very

surprising!

That is a bit rude.

3:28:283:28:33

Special guest today is Harry Hill,

facing food heaven and food hell.

3:28:333:28:41

Wonderful to be here, nice to be

made to feel special. My food heaven

3:28:413:28:45

is shellfish, clams and stuff, stuff

I don't get at home. My food hell, I

3:28:453:28:52

am not mad on pork or smelly Jesus.

Cheeses.

Monica will be cooking.

I'm

3:28:523:29:08

doing a chicken curry, lime curry

with rice.

Delicious, and the

3:29:083:29:14

self-proclaimed Prince of

Birmingham. I think I'm a royalty.

3:29:143:29:23

Enough of that. We'll be having

fantastic food, I'm doing roast

3:29:233:29:28

venison cutlets with winter

vegetables cooked in port, red wine,

3:29:283:29:33

some peppercorns and crispy

seaweeds. And today we will be

3:29:333:29:37

drinking exclusively beer, in charge

of the beer is Ed Hughes. Have you

3:29:373:29:42

got a lot lined up.

Big dishes, big

flavours, some nice Bierce. Beers

3:29:423:29:47

all the way through the show.

And

you guys that will decide whether

3:29:473:29:53

Harry will eat his food heaven or

his would help, look on the website

3:29:533:29:59

for details.

I really want Harry

Hill to be forced to eat smelly

3:29:593:30:03

cheese. You need to fix it Matt.

This is the BBC, you can't do this,

3:30:033:30:12

those days are gone!

Absolutely

right. Headlines coming up, see you

3:30:123:30:17

soon.

3:30:173:30:23

This is Breakfast with nag goo

Munchetty and Charlie Stayt. A

3:30:443:30:52

summary of the main news.

3:30:523:31:03

The number of hospital admissions to

extract rotting teeth has increased

3:31:063:31:09

by a fifth in four years, leading to

dentists to say that children in

3:31:093:31:13

England receive a second class

service compared to Scotland and

3:31:133:31:15

Wales. The Department of Health and

social care says the introduction of

3:31:153:31:20

a sugar tax will tackle tooth decay.

Earlier, a dentist told us about

3:31:203:31:26

treating patients, some as young as

two.

For the majority of the

3:31:263:31:29

children, they would probably be

aged between five to nine years of

3:31:293:31:32

age, but it's not uncommon for me to

remove all 20 baby teeth due to

3:31:323:31:37

decay in a two-year-old child. I've

also had children perhaps around the

3:31:373:31:42

age of 14 where we've had to remove

permanent teeth, usually due to

3:31:423:31:48

fizzy drink consumption and

necessitating the provision of

3:31:483:31:53

denture, so false teeth at 14.

3:31:533:32:02

Sir Vince Cable has said Donald

Trump should not have a state visit

3:32:023:32:07

to the UK, following vulgar and

disparaging comments apparently made

3:32:073:32:10

by Donald Trump. Surcharges will be

illegal from today as a result of

3:32:103:32:14

new EU rules to help consumers and

improve transparency and fairness.

3:32:143:32:19

The measures will benefit shoppers

and holiday-makers making online or

3:32:193:32:23

in-store purchases. Some retailers

have already said they'll raise

3:32:233:32:27

prices to cover the cost.

Yesterday's fire at Nottingham train

3:32:273:32:31

station is now being treated as

arson according to police

3:32:313:32:35

confirmation this morning. The blaze

began early yesterday morning, ten

3:32:353:32:38

fire crews tackling the flames in

the station's roof. The station was

3:32:383:32:44

fully evacuated between smoke filled

the foyer. It will re-open today.

3:32:443:32:50

Four British friends have become the

fastest ever to row the Atlantic

3:32:503:32:53

Ocean in a boat. Known as the Four

Oarsmen. Dickie Taylor, journey

3:32:533:33:00

Biggar, Peter Robinson and Stuart

watts reached dry land just after 1.

3:33:003:33:05

30 this morning, having spent 29

days at sea, that is six days faster

3:33:053:33:10

than the current world record for a

four-man crew. Now, a world famous

3:33:103:33:18

story; friends in high places and

five months old, but he's captured

3:33:183:33:21

the hearts of millions. The first

join panda to be born in France will

3:33:213:33:26

meet his public for the first time.

He lives with his parents at Beauval

3:33:263:33:32

Zoo. He weighed just five ounces at

birth but is now thriving, he's been

3:33:323:33:38

walking... Sort of, for the first

time.

I think these are older

3:33:383:33:43

pictures, he's got better.

Yes,

probably. He was named as Brigitte

3:33:433:33:50

Macron, the wife of the French

President, so friends in high

3:33:503:33:54

places.

I like Mike's question about

what do you do if you are godparent

3:33:543:33:59

to a panda, you can't take them to a

day out to the zoo.

He's already

3:33:593:34:03

there. Never been askeded to be a

godparent to any animal before. I've

3:34:033:34:11

got about seven or eight

godchildren. Crossing the Irish Sea.

3:34:113:34:16

Scotland haven't won or been to a

major tournament since 1998 so they

3:34:163:34:20

are hoping by ate pointing the

Northern Ireland manager Michael

3:34:203:34:24

O'Neill that they can change that

around. What he's done is done

3:34:243:34:28

wonders at Northern Ireland. He is

the one that they have wanted for

3:34:283:34:31

the top job in Scotland since Gordon

Strachan's departure in October.

3:34:313:34:35

They have been trying to Woo him for

some time. They've agreed a

3:34:353:34:41

compensation package at last with

the Irish FA, which can trigger

3:34:413:34:46

face-to-face talks next week.

Northern Ireland defied all the odds

3:34:463:34:50

qualifying for 2016, their first

major tournament for 30 years.

3:34:503:35:03

Ryan Giggs has been interviewed

for the role of Wales manager.

3:35:053:35:08

He's among a number of candidates

for the job vacated by Chris Coleman

3:35:083:35:11

going to Sunderland.

3:35:113:35:12

Another former player Craig Bellamy

is also being considered.

3:35:123:35:14

An announcement is

expected next week.

3:35:143:35:16

And The BBC understands, Giggs'

former team mate Phil Neville,

3:35:163:35:18

is a contender to take over,

as the England women's manager.

3:35:183:35:21

Neville has previously worked,

as an assistant coach, with United,

3:35:213:35:23

Valencia and the England,

under 21 mens sides.

3:35:233:35:31

Stop that was a dramatic end to the

Sheffield derby although it ended

3:36:373:36:43

goalless, Sheffield Wednesday's new

Dutch manager will be pleased, when

3:36:433:36:47

defender was sent off for a second

bookable offence, Sheffield

3:36:473:36:50

Wednesday could have won and in

injury time that we are keeper

3:36:503:36:54

produced some stunning saves. What I

did was for Llanelli Scarlets in the

3:36:543:37:02

Rugby union Champions Cup, they won

35- at Bath, finishing off a

3:37:023:37:09

brilliant try. And they sued a

crucial bonus point with a fourth

3:37:093:37:12

try from Scott Williams just after

half-time. All this means that the

3:37:123:37:16

Llanelli Scarlets go into the final

round of fixtures with qualification

3:37:163:37:20

in their own hands full as Bath

could slip out of the home to if

3:37:203:37:25

Toulon beat Bennison tomorrow.

England have a chance revenge for

3:37:253:37:29

the Ashes in the one-day shorter

version of the game starting

3:37:293:37:33

tomorrow in Melbourne, Captain Eoin

Morgan says the specialist one-day

3:37:333:37:36

players will lift the England side

as they face Australia game.

3:37:363:37:43

Understandably they've been down

with the defeat of the test tour

3:37:433:37:47

which is disappointing but with the

energy the guys have brought in,

3:37:473:37:51

coming from Big Bash, home or

playing in Bangladesh previously, I

3:37:513:37:55

think is very important for the

squad in this series. I suppose it

3:37:553:37:58

always has been, given you play on

the back of such a significant Test

3:37:583:38:02

match series. Guys know the

responsibility that they carry if

3:38:023:38:05

they are feeling fresh, you know, to

pick guys up along the way.

3:38:053:38:13

Yohanna Konta says she has recovered

from the hip injury,

3:38:133:38:15

that disrupted her preparations

for the Australian Open,

3:38:153:38:17

which starts on Monday in Melbourne.

3:38:173:38:20

The British number one,

who is seeded ninth,

3:38:203:38:22

plays American Madison Brengle

in the first round, and is aiming

3:38:223:38:24

to reproduce the form that

took her to the semi-finals

3:38:243:38:28

two years ago.

3:38:283:38:28

I'm coming into this year with very

different challenges.

3:38:283:38:30

I'm feeling conscious

of really appreciating

3:38:303:38:32

being back and playing and almost

being grateful for the challenges

3:38:323:38:34

that I have now and also working

true the challenges I faced at the

3:38:343:38:39

end of last year and trying

to really get back into the match

3:38:393:38:44

routine of things, trying to get

back into playing at the level that

3:38:443:38:49

I want to be playing consistently.

3:38:493:38:56

For centuries they've been

the stuff of myth and legend,

3:38:563:38:59

but now mermaids and mermen

are bringing their tail fins

3:38:593:39:02

to the UK ahead of the Merlympics -

taking place here for the first

3:39:023:39:06

time this summer.

3:39:063:39:07

I've been to Claysmore school

in Dorset to find out why this

3:39:073:39:10

new sport is making such waves.

3:39:103:39:12

In the glow of the winter sun

something associated with warmer

3:39:123:39:16

climate is causing a splash.

3:39:163:39:21

From fairy tales and fantasy

and Disney movies to reality.

3:39:213:39:24

Mermaids and mermen getting fit

and even competing in one

3:39:243:39:29

of the UK's new sports,

thanks to cheaper and more

3:39:293:39:32

accessible design of tails.

3:39:323:39:33

Up until now we've had to learn

to swim using our feet,

3:39:333:39:37

but our feet are now replaced

by these monofins, our tails.

3:39:373:39:41

So no walking around the pool.

3:39:413:39:43

It's a very strange feeling.

3:39:433:39:49

As yet I feel like I have

a new part of my body.

3:39:493:39:53

If you get it right it can make

you 33% faster through the water.

3:39:533:39:58

It's definitely a different feeling.

3:39:583:40:04

I'm looking forward to actually

seeing how it works with the fin.

3:40:043:40:08

I'm not sure about the

old lycra sensation.

3:40:083:40:14

It smashes through all stereotypes

as you learn the faster and more

3:40:143:40:19

powerful way of swimming

through the water.

3:40:193:40:23

Basically where your hands

and your head go your body

3:40:233:40:27

will follow naturally and then doing

the extra kick or flip with your leg

3:40:273:40:31

will enhance your speed as well,

so it's a really good

3:40:313:40:33

full body workout.

3:40:333:40:36

Michelle was a surfer until she had

an accident and then had to find

3:40:363:40:39

a new role and job in life.

3:40:393:40:41

Now changing perceptions

on a grand scale.

3:40:413:40:43

There's always a glamour about

a mermaid, but it really is a sport.

3:40:433:40:48

It's one of the newest

sports to come to the UK.

3:40:483:40:56

The Merlympics in Germany last year

featured racing, agility events,

3:40:593:41:04

synchronised mer-swimming

and tail awareness awards.

3:41:043:41:09

I really felt the power!

3:41:093:41:12

When you find your rhythm

in the water and move

3:41:123:41:16

as one, that tail...

3:41:163:41:21

I crossed the pool

in a couple of flicks!

3:41:213:41:23

It feels like an added

weight, but you get more

3:41:233:41:26

power and you go faster.

3:41:263:41:28

It really surprised me.

3:41:283:41:29

Compared to normal swimming it's

a totally different sensation.

3:41:293:41:34

Having to keep your

legs together as well.

3:41:343:41:38

It's kind of like the feeling that

shouldn't really happen,

3:41:383:41:43

but because obviously you don't have

fins as a human being,

3:41:433:41:45

it feels amazing.

3:41:453:41:47

I've always wanted to be a mermaid

and my dream has come true!

3:41:473:41:50

While this had been a first for me

in a pool, I have to confess I did

3:41:503:41:54

pull on a tail while on holiday

a few years ago to experience merman

3:41:543:41:57

swimming in the sea.

3:41:573:41:59

While it does look spectacular,

in Britain it needs to be done

3:41:593:42:03

in a structured and supervised class

in one of the growing

3:42:033:42:05

numbers of clubs in the UK,

just to eliminate the risk posed

3:42:053:42:10

by the tails.

3:42:103:42:13

If done so it can be a lot of fun,

or should I say 'fin'.

3:42:133:42:17

Do not try that at home

because the tails are heavy.

3:42:173:42:20

Up to go to a supervised session.

Do

you have to be a strong swimmer?

No,

3:42:273:42:34

but you have to build up your core

strength. You need the butterfly

3:42:343:42:38

technique to use your core which

then produces the big flick of the

3:42:383:42:42

tail at the back.

Even you looked

rather elegant in the water.

Well...

3:42:423:42:47

You say that!

Nice of me, wasn't it.

It streamlines you, the tail. You

3:42:473:42:55

look good in anything!

Pay you

later, thank you!

3:42:553:43:05

Consumers can no longer be charged

extra for paying by credit or debit

3:43:123:43:15

card under new laws from today.

3:43:153:43:17

It is hoped the ban

will benefit shoppers

3:43:173:43:19

and holidaymakers who buy goods

online or in small stores,

3:43:193:43:21

but some retailers have already said

they will raise overall prices

3:43:213:43:24

in response to the change.

3:43:243:43:26

Jasmine Birtles joins us now. You

shouldn't get to the point where you

3:43:263:43:30

see how much something is and a bit

more is added.

Particularly when

3:43:303:43:38

buying a plane ticket or paying for

something with the Government. The

3:43:383:43:42

tax office for some time were taking

credit cards and they would go, oh,

3:43:423:43:47

yes, we'll add on an extra amount.

They have said they are not going to

3:43:473:43:51

take credit cards now because they

can't charge that extra amount.

3:43:513:43:54

Where is the extra charging, what is

the origin of this?

The credit card

3:43:543:43:59

companies themselves, they charge

the businesses, so the businesses,

3:43:593:44:03

it depends what it is, if it's a

bank card, it's a small amount of

3:44:033:44:07

60p or something, but with credit

cards, it can be a percentage, 1%

3:44:073:44:11

say. This amount has gone down

recently. Even so, the businesses

3:44:113:44:17

think, well we are being charged,

we'll give it to the consumer. The

3:44:173:44:21

thing is, they've been giving that

and some, so consumers have been

3:44:213:44:26

charged really more than even the

amount that the businesses were

3:44:263:44:29

paying as well. It wasn't fair.

The

cynic in me suggests one way or

3:44:293:44:34

another the consumer always pays, so

it's disappeared now so maybe it

3:44:343:44:38

will be sneaked in another way?

It

already has, absolutely. I mean Just

3:44:383:44:43

Eat, the delivery company, have

already put on a "service charge"

3:44:433:44:47

but they say it's nothing to do with

credit card, it's just a 50p charge

3:44:473:44:51

for everybody now. Quite a few

businesses will probably do that or

3:44:513:44:56

they might do what consumers groups

were saying, which is either absorb

3:44:563:45:00

the cost or just put it into the

total cost so that at least from the

3:45:003:45:05

start, everybody knows where they

are, it's this amount, you are not

3:45:053:45:08

just going to come to the checkout

and go, oh, so I thought it was this

3:45:083:45:12

amount but you are adding this on,

you know. So that is essentially

3:45:123:45:16

what they're wanting.

It means

everything is going to go up if you

3:45:163:45:20

are going to do it that way and so

regardless of how you pay, say you

3:45:203:45:25

are someone who always pays by cash,

you are going to be hit regardless?

3:45:253:45:30

This is true but then there are

quite a lot of businesses now that

3:45:303:45:34

are saying, actually, not only does

it cost us to take cards, it costs

3:45:343:45:38

us to take cash because there is the

time, you know, they have to pay

3:45:383:45:42

workers to count up the cash and

then when they input it into the

3:45:423:45:45

bank, they are charged then. In

fact, I've come across a few

3:45:453:45:49

businesses in London anyway that are

now only taking cards. I think this

3:45:493:45:55

is possibly the future where the

number of businesses will go, you

3:45:553:46:00

know, we are not going to bother

with cash now, all cards, this is

3:46:003:46:05

the amount, end of. I know that in

America last year, MasterCard is

3:46:053:46:11

giving $10,000 to small businesses

if they would go completely

3:46:113:46:15

card-only. So they would not accept

cash, they'll only do cards. This

3:46:153:46:19

could be the future.

Jasmine, thank

you very much.

3:46:193:46:29

Time to talk to Sarah with the

weather.

3:46:313:46:36

This is the sun rise in Deal in

Kent. There are some glimpses of

3:46:363:46:41

clearer skies then out there, but

for the vast majority, through the

3:46:413:46:44

rest of the weekend, we keep a lot

of cloud. Grey colours in the sky.

3:46:443:46:49

Some rain around across western

parts in particular today. If we

3:46:493:46:53

look at the radar, you can see where

the rain's already been working in

3:46:533:46:56

over the past few hours. It's a

slow-moving band of rain. So if you

3:46:563:47:00

have got the wet weather this

morning, you are likely to keep it

3:47:003:47:03

for much of the day. That is down to

the fact that we have a big area of

3:47:033:47:10

high pressure. This is bumping into

the high pressure which means it

3:47:103:47:15

can't move its way west-to-east so

it will be slow-moving, bringing the

3:47:153:47:20

rain to the south-west. You have

still got a lot of cloud out there,

3:47:203:47:29

but it will be a drier day. There

should be a bit of brightness

3:47:293:47:32

breaking through that cloud at

times, particularly for parts of

3:47:323:47:36

eastern England. Temperatures five

to nine. So pretty much where they

3:47:363:47:40

should be at this time of year. It

will feel chilly where you are stuck

3:47:403:47:44

under the chowed where the breeze

around too. This is how it's looking

3:47:443:47:46

for the Premier League matches

today.

3:47:463:47:49

On to the evening hours, the rain in

the west continues to ease in

3:47:493:47:53

intensity and it will eventually

fizzle out. Mostly try through the

3:47:533:47:57

course of the night and the winds

will be easing too. With the lighter

3:47:573:48:00

winds and a few clear spells, it

will be a touch colder than last

3:48:003:48:04

night so we could see mist and fog

patches forming, early Sunday

3:48:043:48:08

morning and temperatures perhaps

just low enough for a touch of

3:48:083:48:11

frost. Sunday, a pretty similar day

to today for central and eastern

3:48:113:48:16

areas. Again it's cloudy. A bit more

sunshine breaking through. An

3:48:163:48:21

improved day for the north of Wales,

northern England too. Later in the

3:48:213:48:25

day, it turns wet and windy for the

far north-west as this weather front

3:48:253:48:29

approaches, but before it pushes in,

a lot of fine and dry weather. Not

3:48:293:48:33

as windy as it is out there today.

See the blue colours returning to

3:48:333:48:42

the map into next week. So after

several days of a lot of cloud and

3:48:423:48:47

mild conditions, next week turns

significantly colder. The winds

3:48:473:48:50

coming in from the north or

north-west, so a windy unsettled

3:48:503:48:54

spell. This could be some snow

around too. At least after the

3:48:543:48:59

cloudy weekend, we should see a

return to some sunshine with the

3:48:593:49:03

colder conditions.

3:49:033:49:05

Bella Emberg has died at the age of

80. She played characters including

3:49:143:49:24

Blunderwoman, a hapless side kick.

3:49:243:49:26

80. She played characters including

Blunderwoman, a hapless side kick.

3:49:263:49:30

She also starred in Russ Abbott's

Show and played alongside Les

3:49:303:49:37

Dennis. Les joins us now.

She was

the loveliest person and she could

3:49:373:49:43

play anything, you

3:49:433:49:45

the loveliest person and she could

play anything, you know, from the

3:49:453:49:47

straight kind of dead pan faced when

everybody else was cracking up, she

3:49:473:49:52

could keep absolutely so perfectly

still and dead pan. She could play

3:49:523:49:56

that to any comic role. She

underestimated herself, she didn't

3:49:563:50:01

believe in her own talent. Once we

got to know her more, we used to get

3:50:013:50:05

cross with her because I first met

her on tour. We were doing a tour in

3:50:053:50:18

tore Torquay with Russ Abbott and I

was quizzing her about who she'd

3:50:183:50:25

worked with and she used to say, I'm

just a stooge and we'd say no,

3:50:253:50:29

believe in your talent. I think as

she got older, she started to

3:50:293:50:33

realise her work was good and that

people loved her. She was just a

3:50:333:50:37

wonderful woman and a wonderful

talent.

She sub generated many

3:50:373:50:41

images of women didn't she? She

wasn't afraid to be physically funny

3:50:413:50:47

and embrace that, she didn't look

like the glamorous girls that

3:50:473:50:50

perhaps you would see in pop videos?

When she first got the costume for

3:50:503:50:56

Blunderwoman, I remember her saying,

"I am not wearing that" and we were

3:50:563:51:00

like, go on, try it on because it

was beautifully made, it was very

3:51:003:51:03

much like the one that Linda Carter

wore in the TV series but with the

3:51:033:51:10

Blunder instead of Wonder. Once she

tried it on, everybody was in

3:51:103:51:13

stitches. She had that kind of same

thing, the same thing that Russ had

3:51:133:51:18

really, and that Tommy Cooper had,

that they were funny without trying,

3:51:183:51:22

they didn't have to do much and they

were funny. I know she wanted,

3:51:223:51:28

always wanted to be a serious

actress, you know, and I think if

3:51:283:51:31

somebody gave her the chance to do

something serious, she would have

3:51:313:51:35

done it beautifully.

Les, I know

recently there was an event to

3:51:353:51:38

celebrate your career and she was

there, just to show your friendship

3:51:383:51:42

lasted for years?

Yes. She was

approaching 80 and turned up with

3:51:423:51:50

her partner rosemary, she was on a

stick and she was like, I had to be

3:51:503:51:53

here. A few weeks later, she came to

see the Adams family and that was

3:51:533:51:59

the last time I saw her. My kids

were like, who is it daddy, tell me

3:51:593:52:04

and showed them stuff and they just

laughed out loud.

It's amazing. How

3:52:043:52:09

did it feel when these boundaries

were being broken with the Russ

3:52:093:52:16

Abbott Madhouse and your Laughter

Show, it almost felt like it was

3:52:163:52:20

done by the seat of your pants, so

to speak?

It was, and it was in the

3:52:203:52:24

kind of time of the '80s where we

were seen as pretty much the

3:52:243:52:29

mainstream stuff. It stood the test

of time. It was harmless, a lot of

3:52:293:52:37

people thought that Bella was, you

know, not sticking to the kind of

3:52:373:52:45

feminist flag or not waving the

feminist flag, but you know what,

3:52:453:52:49

she was just being funny and comic.

People said about Benny Hill, that

3:52:493:52:58

it was the McGill postcard tradition

and it was harm Lith lest and

3:52:583:53:03

wonderfully funny and stood the test

of time. People even now will say,

3:53:033:53:07

you know what, we got that wrong, it

was funny stuff.

I certainly

3:53:073:53:10

laughed. Les, thank you very much

for talking to us, as I said at the

3:53:103:53:14

beginning, you have lost your

friend, so please accept our sincere

3:53:143:53:18

condolences.

Thank you both.

3:53:183:53:25

She wowed the crowds at Glastonbury

and now Sigrid has been named BBC

3:53:253:53:32

sound of 2018. More than 170

industry insiders who voted for the

3:53:323:53:38

Norwegian pop star believe she's

going to be the next major music

3:53:383:53:42

success, joining the likes of Ellie

Golding, Sam Smith and Adele in

3:53:423:53:46

winning that award. Let us hear one

of her tracks.

3:53:463:53:51

# Our stories after the end

# Like strangers

3:53:513:53:59

# Perfect pretenders

# We are falling head over heels

3:53:593:54:03

with something that ain't real

# It can never be us

3:54:033:54:08

# Just you and I

# Strangers

3:54:083:54:15

# Perfect pretenders

# We are falling head of heels

3:54:153:54:20

# Something that ain't real

# It can never be us.

3:54:203:54:25

Sigrid is with us now. Look what you

have done, you have worn a sweater

3:54:253:54:30

so you blend in perfectly with the

surroundings. You thought that

3:54:303:54:32

through?

Yes.

Congratulations.

Thank

you very much.

Has it been a bit of

3:54:323:54:38

a whirlwind 24 hours?

It's been

crazy, yes. I was in London last

3:54:383:54:44

week to do a promo every day. I'm

going home to Norway now.

What has

3:54:443:54:51

been the reaction at home?

My family

are so proud and happy. It's really

3:54:513:54:55

nice.

Tell us about how you have got

to this point in terms of music

3:54:553:55:00

because I've listened to a couple of

recent interviews and, this wasn't

3:55:003:55:04

your big ambition from the

beginning?

No.

You are quite

3:55:043:55:08

academic?

Well, my parents are not

musician <Suffix>s so they have

3:55:083:55:14

never pushed me into any direction.

I wanted to become a lawyer or

3:55:143:55:19

teacher, or work in politics. I

guess I figured out that music was

3:55:193:55:22

the one thing I really loved and my

parents noticed as well.

3:55:223:55:31

parents noticed as well. I wrote my

first song when I was 16, I was my

3:55:343:55:38

own manager. I did a few gigs then

quit to goat my grades and finish

3:55:383:55:43

high school. My parents told me

after high school, do you really not

3:55:433:55:50

want to try music, you might regret

it. I tried it. Luckily I'm here!

3:55:503:55:57

Yes, it's amazing.

What was the

breakthrough moment when you thought

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going from something you love and

giving it a try turned into

3:56:013:56:06

something big going on?

Well, I've

been so lucky working with so many

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talented

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talented people and I think after I

spoke to my management, they said I

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think we are going to London to

write some songs, that's when I

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realised, is this happening, I'm

going to London by myself. I met the

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amazing team in the UK and yes, I

think it was great. Very lucky.

How

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old are you now?

21.

Three years,

your life must have changed quite

3:56:383:56:43

significantly. Who keeps your feet

on the ground?

Well, I don't see it

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as a big reason for changing just

because stuff is happening, but, you

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know, I hang out with my family a

lot and my friends.

Do you know what

3:56:553:56:59

I really like. This is moment you

found out you got the award and you

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are wearing the same jumper. That's

true! That is down-to-earth, not

3:57:023:57:07

having a ridiculously big wardrobe

for every appearance.

It's quite

3:57:073:57:10

impractical travelling all the time.

I have a big suitcase which is

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waiting for me now.

With just the

one sweater?

A couple of big woollen

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sweaters. It's about keeping healthy

and making sure my throat doesn't

3:57:203:57:22

hurt.

We saw a clip from one of the

singles. Your on stage presence,

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people are commenting about how you

move around when singing and all

3:57:283:57:31

that stuff, that is just the way you

are, that is just something that

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happens is it, that's just you?

I

don't go around like that 24-7 but

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it shows when I'm on stage. It's

difficult to sing and burst out with

3:57:413:57:45

so many emotions without moving.

I've been dancing for ten years or

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so.

Some people plant themselves and

sing, don't they?

I find it so

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impressive.

You feel that you need

to just move?

Yes.

I like your way

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because it shows you are in the

music and the moment and this is how

3:57:583:58:01

you feel it should come across. You

have worked with some great people.

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We have some footage of you with

Jools Holland. Who is on your list

3:58:063:58:10

now because you are at a point wlrks

you realise it or not, where you can

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start your people putting out

feelers and people will go yes, I

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want to do something with her. Who

is on your list?

For me, it's all

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about chemistry in the studio. The

most important thing for me is to

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work with someone I have a musical

chemistry with but I don't know. I I

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don't know if I have a list of

names. I don't know, Neil Young

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would be a dream like in ten years

or so.

Neil Young?

It's a big family

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hero for us, we've listen listening

to him our whole life. Dream big.

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Absolutely. Lovely to see you this

morning. Thank you so much for

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coming in.

Safe journey home.

Thank

you.

That is it from us. Ben and

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Rachel will be with you tomorrow.

Bye-bye.

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