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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

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A rise in the number

of prosections collapsing

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because of mistakes

over sharing evidence

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New figures show a 70% rise

in cases being dropped

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in England and Wales

because information was incorrectly

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handled by police and prosecutors.

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Good morning, it's Wednesday

the 24th of January.

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Also this morning:

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The level

of addiction to drugs

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like painkillers and antidepressants

is to be investigated health

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officials, ministers describe it

as a growing problem.

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As heavy snows in the Alps

leave resorts cut off,

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we've a special report

on the measures being taken

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to prevent dangerous avalanches

adding to the hazards.

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Good morning from the UK's biggest

toy fair, we spend over £3 billion

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on them last year, that's a fall

compared to the year before. I'm

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going to be looking at why.

Phil

Neville is the UK's women's manager

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but the former Manchester United and

England defender's appointment has

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come in for a steady flow of

criticism for his lack of experience

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at international level.

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Three awards at the National

Televisions Awards for presenters

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Ant and Dec, and an emotional speech

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from Ant after spending time

in rehab.

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It's been a very emotional night

tonight. It's been quite a year,

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it's been quite a tough 12 months,

so winning this tonight really,

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really means a lot.

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And Matt has the weather.

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Good morning, Storm Georgina is here

today bringing severe gales to

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western areas and heavy rain around

too. I've got your full forecast in

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around 15 minutes. See you then.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story:

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The number of prosecutions

which have collapsed because police

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or prosecutors didn't follow rules

about disclosing evidence has risen

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by 70% in England and Wales

over the past two years.

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Proceedings were dropped

against more than 900 people

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in the 12 months to last April,

because of problems with evidence.

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Our home affairs correspondent

Danny Shaw reports.

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I was relieved for myself but also

everyone that's been with me every

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step of the way.

Under investigation for eight for

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two years, Liam Allen's life was on

hold them three days into his trial,

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his legal team received crucial

information and the prosecution was

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halted. The case highlighted

problems with disclosure, the duty

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on police and prosecutors to pass on

material which might assist the

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defence case or undermine the

prosecution's.

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BBC News has obtained figures on how

many people have been cleared or had

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allegations dropped against them

because of disclosure failings.

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In 2014 to 15, proceedings were

halted against 537 people. By last

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year that number had risen to 916.

That's a 70% increase in two years

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in the number of the tendons cleared

after disclosure failings emerged.

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The entire criminal justice system

has to run on the public trusting

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and having confidence in it. It's

seen as a very serious issue now at

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all levels and rightly so because

unless the defence can have

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confidence, unless the public can

have confidence in the disclosure

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regime, we're going to have

problems.

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The Crown Prosecution Service

pointed out that the number of cases

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which failed because of disclosure

issues represented only a fraction,

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0.15% of all prosecutions. But the

CPS said that was still too many and

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it would take a collective effort

across the criminal justice system

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to bring about an improvement. Danny

Shaw, BBC News.

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We'll be discussing this

with a leading defence Barrister

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just after 7am.

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One in every 11 patients in England

is being prescribed medication

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which could be addictive,

or difficult to stop taking,

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according to new NHS data.

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Public Health England

is launching a year long review

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into what it calls the growing

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problem of prescription drug

addiction.

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Alexander Mackenzie has more.

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Routine prescription drugs. Most of

us use them and suffer no ill

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effects. But for some, powerful and

commonly prescribed the drugs like

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cocaine, morphine or tramadol can

lead to a crippling and potentially

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fatal addiction. The problem could

start with a legitimate prescription

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or medication following an

operation. A patient becomes

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dependent and some drugs are then

cheap and easily available.

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Prescriptions for addictive

medicines have risen by 3% in five

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years.

The use of antidepressants has more

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than doubled in the past decade.

And 8.9%, or one in 11 of all

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patients, have been prescribed a

potentially addictive drug.

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Dependence on prescription drugs,

particularly opioids, has become a

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massive problem in the United

States. This new review by Public

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Health England will last a year.

Its aim is to establish just how

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serious an issue it is here and what

needs to be done to prevent more

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lives being ruined by addiction.

Alexandra Mackenzie, BBC News.

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A former doctor for the USA

gymnastics team, who admitted

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sexually abusing dozens of girls,

is due to be sentenced later today.

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Many of his victims were gymnasts

while working for USA

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Gymnastics and Michigan

State University.

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The BBC's Rajini

Vaidyanathan has more.

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Larry Nassar has already pleaded

guilty to ten council sex abuse. As

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part of his sentencing, the judge

invited any other of his victims to

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come forward. More than 150 did.

18-year-old Emily Mirallas was one

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of them.

I still believed in you and have

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sympathy for you, how could I have

been so naive? How could a person

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who I thought to be so genuine and

kind and genuine be in fact the

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opposite? I will never understand.

But now I have said that I want you

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to look at me, I believe in

forgiveness, Larry.

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Larry Nassar's due to be sentenced

today. Many of the women also want

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him to show the Morse.

I want you to

apologise to me right here. I want

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to forgive you but I also want to

hear you tell me you regret all of

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the hurt you have caused.

Thank you.

The judge has described

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the women who have shared their

stories as sister survivors. Their

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testimony has been harrowing but

also inspiring. It takes a lot for a

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survivor of sex abuse to relive

their ordeal. It's even harder to do

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that in front of their attacker in

court. Rajini Vaidyanathan, BBC

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News, Lansing, Michigan.

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Dame Tessa Jowell, the former Labour

minister, has spoken for the first

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time about being diagnosed

with a severe form of brain cancer.

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As Culture Secretary

in Tony Blair's government

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she led

the successful bid for London

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to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

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On Thursday she'll give a speech

in the House of Lords

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about her illness and her thoughts

on the way cancer treatment

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could be improved.

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She's been speaking

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to the Today programme's Nick

Robinson.

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I feel every single bit of my

determination to go on creating

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better opportunities for people

managing cancer.

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managing cancer. I feel very clear

about my sense of purpose and what I

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want to do and how do I know how

long it's going to last? I'm

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certainly going to do everything I

can to make it a very long time.

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A new inquest is due to open

into the death of a soldier

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at Deepcut Barracks in 1995.

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Private Sean Benton was the first

of four young soldiers found dead

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at the barracks in Surrey over

a seven year period.

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A coroner has previously ruled

that he took his own life.

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The new hearing was ordered

after family lawyers got access

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to thousands of documents

relating to his case.

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Our home affairs correspondent

June Kelly reports.

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Sean Benton passed out

from his basic army training

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in the autumn of 1994.

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He had fulfilled his boyhood dream.

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He was sent to Deepcut Barracks

in Surrey to finish his training.

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Nine months after he arrived

here, he was dead.

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He was found with a rifle at his

side and five bullet wounds to his

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chest.

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Sean's sister, Tracy,

remembers how he changed

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in the army.

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That's you and him?

Yeah.

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She's clear on what she wants

from the new inquest.

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To find out what happened,

what were his last moments.

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Like, the bullying and the culture

in that camp, why do they let

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it go on.

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Sean Benton, he was found shot...

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Sean's parents, Harry

and Linda, didn't live to see

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this new inquest.

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I promised my mum I would carry

on for her, but I feel sad,

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because they should be fighting

to get some justice for him.

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Sean Benton was the first of four

young soldiers to die at Deepcut

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over a seven-year period to be

all suffered shotgun wounds.

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A fresh inquest on one of the four,

Private Cheryl James,

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concluded she had

taken her own life.

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Like Cheryl, Sean died 23 years ago.

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Now, for the first time,

his days at Deepcut will be examined

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in detail in public.

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June Kelly, BBC News.

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Talks aimed at restoring

the coalition government

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in Northern Ireland are due

to start later today.

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Newly appointed Northern

Ireland Secretary

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Karen Bradley will attend

the talks at Stormont,

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along with representatives

from the region's five main parties.

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There hasn't been a functioning

powersharing executive

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for over a year.

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The coalition between

the Democratic Unionists

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and Sinn Fein collapsed

last January.

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Stars of the small screen

were on the red carpet last night,

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that was for the annual

National Television Awards.

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Best Drama was won by the BBC

series Doctor Foster,

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with its star Suranne Jones taking

home Best Drama Performance.

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Congratulations. Ant and Dec were

the biggest winners again. They were

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named best presenters for the 17th

time and also picked up the first

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ever Bruce Forsyth entertainment

award.

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It's been a very emotional night

tonight. It's been quite a year.

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It's been quite a tough 12 months,

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so winning this tonight really,

really means a lot.

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I'd personally like to thank a lot

of my family and friends, some of

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whom are here tonight, so thank you

very much. Thank you for all your

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support, it's help me get through,

bags do all the gang, I love you,

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thank you. Let's not cry.

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17 years in a row! It isn't just

that one, they win so many!

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Yesterday was all about Kyle Edman,

we have that tomorrow, today it is

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Phil Neville?

He will lead the

England women's. There's two sides

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to this, he's the most high manager

they've had. It will bring a lot of

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attention to the game. --

high-profile manager. One former

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player said if he was managing at

the time she was playing it would be

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inspiring, someone who has worked

under Alex Ferguson, 60 England

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caps, but he hasn't had much

managerial experience and that is

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what everyone is talking about.

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The former Manchester United

and England defender Phil Neville

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has been appointed head coach

of the England women's team

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on a three and a half year deal.

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He's worked as a coach at several

clubs but has only managed one game

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at Salford City, a team he co-owns.

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His lack of experience has come

in for some criticism.

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Manchester City are into the final

of the Carabao Cup.

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They were made to work hard for it

by Bristol City but eventually beat

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the Championship side 3-2

on the night, 5-3 on aggregate.

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It sets up manager Pep Guardiola's

first cup final in charge.

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Celtic came from behind

to beat Partick Thistle

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and stretch their lead at the top

of the Scottish Premiership

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to 11 points.

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Leigh Griffiths scored

the winner in the second half.

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After beating Novak Djockavic

in the previous round,

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21-year-old Hyeon Chung

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has become the first

South Korean Grand Slam

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semi-finalist with a straight-set

win over American Tennys Sandgren

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at the Australian Open.

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He's really beaten Djokovic at his

own game, interesting to see that

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quarter-final.

What time is Kyle

Edmund on tomorrow?

8:30 a.m., just

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as we are coming off. It is daytime.

Perfect for you!

I don't have to get

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up at 3:30am to watch.

You can watch

a bit of Breakfast, like you always

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do in the morning, and then watched

the tennis. -- watch.

BBC Radio 5

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Live will be the one to watch it on

and then highlights on BBC Two

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later.

Obviously Breakfast on BBC

One until 9:15am everyday!

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Thanks for everyone that spotted we

might have had the wrong names

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earlier. You're very observant. I

think I am Louise Minchin today! of

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me

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good morning to both of you. But the

best of the start to get the under

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way. Storm Georgina is set to bring

some pretty lively weather,

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particularly this morning. A spell

of heavy rain as well. Coupled with

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further snow melting, minor

flooding.

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flooding. Particularly across

Scotland. Storm Georgina, the eye of

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the storm is north-west of us at the

moment. Strong wind tied in with

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this bank of cloud and the heaviest

of the rain, parts of south-east

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Scotland and northern England and

Wales, strong wind pushing its way

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into the Midlands. The strongest of

the wind, by the time we get to the

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rush-hour. Could see wins gusting in

excess of 70 miles per hour. Lots of

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showers, persistent rain across

Shetland. Clear skies and a few

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showers around. Into England and

Wales, a mild start to the very

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windy. Heavy rain through this

morning. Into the Midlands. Within

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that, a brief spell of torrential

rain as well. To the south and east,

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lighter rain to begin with. Some

places starting drive at the wet and

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increasingly windy weather will

spread to the end of the morning and

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the start of the afternoon. It does

mean if you've got weighed in,

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things will brighten up. Sunshine

and showers through the afternoon

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and by the end of the afternoon, the

south-east corner and across the far

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northern Scotland. The peak of the

temperatures, dropping off into

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afternoon. Certainly cooler is the

rain clears. Nellie is windy as the

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night gone. Continuing to feed in

some showers across western areas. A

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cold and I compare to the night just

gone. Particularly in eastern areas.

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Tomorrow, a little bit more

straightforward. Sunny conditions.

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straightforward. Sunny conditions. A

bit wintry in the tops of the hills.

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It will feel a bit colder. But

nothing untoward this time of year.

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Temperatures where they should be at

around 4- nine Celsius. The showers

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will clear away. A brief ridge of

high pressure pushing in to take

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this into the start of Friday. A few

overnight showers lingering. In the

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West, a frosty start but not a bad

day. The driest, brightest day of

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the week. Some sunny spells and a

little on the cool side but as we go

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into the weekend, a lot of cloud

around. Dan and Louise, compared to

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last weekend, a good deal milder as

well.

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Let's take a look

at today's papers..

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Those of you who have seen Dunkirk,

it's been nominated for

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Those of you who have seen Dunkirk,

it's been nominated for eight

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Oscars. The nominations revealed

yesterday. The best showing the

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British actors to 25 years.

A great

film, I sought recently. It's a bit

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like a documentary.

Now the Northern

Irish want a bridge built from

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Scotland, a suggestion from the

Democratic Unionist Party.

We have

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talked about the Paradise Papers.

The company suing the Guardian.

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Accused of having Syrian Regime and

organised crime clients. The

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Guardian is fighting back on that

are talking about Russia and Assad

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as well.

Pictures from the National

television awards. The night Doctor

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Foster demanded equal pay with

co-stars. The badge she is wearing

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says "Fifty - 50". And the health

risks of herbal pills.

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risks of herbal pills.

Also, there

is a picture of Kyle Edmund, to

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remind us of the happiness

yesterday. The Union Flag is

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apparently going to be eradicated

from Scottish Government buildings

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after the sturgeon administration

ordered it only be flown once a

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year. -- Nicola Sturgeon. Also, the

dangers of prescription drugs. How

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many people are addicted to

prescription drugs.

Front page of

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the Sun. Surely, Holly, Lucy and

Saran. Apocalypse cow. Wetherspoon

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's have pulled or their stakes on

steak night.

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steak night. -- steaks. Can you

imagine how many steaks they sell?

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90,000. Really? That is a lot of

steak.

That's an interesting story.

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There are 900 restaurants. 100

steaks per restaurant.

The Daily

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Express have a story about

arthritis. And also, looking at the

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Worboys story, the police doing

another investigation.

As you

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mentioned, Kyle Edmund is all over

the papers. Also, his matchup with

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Marin Cilic after Rafael Nadal. The

ecstasy of Kyle Edmund and the agony

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of Rafael Nadal. He often doesn't

pull out of matches. The first,

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sorry, second time in 264 matches.

He says the schedule needs to change

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to prevent these injuries. The

matchup between Kyle Edmund and

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married chill edge. He is up against

married chill edge. 830 tomorrow. --

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Marin Cilic. Also, the sexism row.

As soon as he said how honoured he

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wasn't getting the job on Twitter,

he said goodbye to Twitter and left.

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The press have looked at historical

tweets. A couple of controversial

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ones. One of the book is about, you

women always want a quality when you

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come to paying the Bills, also, good

morning, men. A couple of hours of

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cricket sets me up. When asked why

he addressed men, he said he thought

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women would be busy preparing

Breakfast in getting the kids ready.

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A lot of Twitter, his tongue is

firmly in his cheek. He has sort of

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said goodbye. On the Kyle Edmund

thing, his mum is not going to the

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semi-final. If he gets to the final.

She says she is not going out to the

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semi-final because she doesn't want

to annoy her son by nagging him

0:21:320:21:35

about whether he should be wearing

suncream in the Aussie heat.

It's

0:21:350:21:40

always the job of a mum to know how

annoying nagging can be.

They have

0:21:400:21:50

also used our thing from yesterday

calling him Kyle-manjaro. We get a

0:21:500:21:55

little mentioned. We ran a poll and

it came out on top. 60% went to the

0:21:550:22:04

Kyle-manjaro.

If he is at Wimbledon

and he is renamed Kyle-manjaro, it

0:22:040:22:10

was down to you.

Not entirely you.

You wanted Edmund Hillary.

0:22:100:22:18

But the second time this month,

thousands of tourists have been

0:22:200:22:25

stranded in the squiz ski resort of

Zermatt. The weather has affected

0:22:250:22:30

parts of Austria and Italy. The

avalanche risk at maximum. Our

0:22:300:22:39

correspondence Imogen Foulkes joins

us from Bern.

Massive amounts of

0:22:390:22:47

snow in the Alps, up to three

metres. Imagine that, 12 feet of

0:22:470:22:51

snow. Not down here, you won't see

much snow. Intense rain, riverbanks.

0:22:510:23:01

The skies are clearing. That is good

news for tourists up in the Alps

0:23:010:23:08

because the ski slopes are open

again.

0:23:080:23:14

again. But that is thanks to some

very hard work in avalanche control.

0:23:190:23:26

100 years ago, Zermatt was cut off

every winter or winter. To keep this

0:23:260:23:32

resort accessible and safe today

requires some behind very high

0:23:320:23:38

technology. The mountainsides are

monitored and risk mapped. Zermatt

0:23:380:23:42

is protected by over 60 other large

towers.

Each avalanche tower

0:23:420:23:48

consists of a metallic tower

installed in the avalanche zone and

0:23:480:23:52

there is a deployment box placed on

that Towler. In the hour, there are

0:23:520:23:57

12 explosive charges, an electronic

controls, solar panels to supply the

0:23:570:24:01

system with power.

The towers are

best seen from the air. When

0:24:010:24:07

monitors detect a snow build-up, the

explosives are detonated remotely

0:24:070:24:11

from down in the valley. The air

burst creates a controlled snow

0:24:110:24:19

slide. Exploding towers on every

mountainside may sound alarming but

0:24:190:24:26

today, although more people are

coming to the Alps, there are fewer

0:24:260:24:31

avalanche victims. 33 years ago, 11

people died in an avalanche on the

0:24:310:24:37

road to Zermatt. Such accidents

should now be prevented.

0:24:370:24:41

TRANSLATION: nowadays with new

technology we can guarantee to a

0:24:410:24:45

very large extent people are safe.

The accidents were used to have

0:24:450:24:49

won't happen but of course, there is

no such thing as 100% safety.

Alpine

0:24:490:24:55

Road and rail lines do still

sometimes close but for shorter

0:24:550:25:00

periods. Winter visitors may

occasionally suffer a little delay

0:25:000:25:03

but whenever they arrive, the view

is certainly worth it.

0:25:030:25:11

As you see, the slopes will open

again in Zermatt today. The skiers

0:25:110:25:16

can enjoy themselves and I'm also

told by the authorities that they

0:25:160:25:20

are hoping the rail line will open

as well. If not, those helicopter

0:25:200:25:26

shuttles will keep on going. But, as

you see, clear skies, beautiful day

0:25:260:25:33

for skiing. Enjoy it if you are up

in the mountains because more snow

0:25:330:25:37

is forecast for the weekend.

Interesting seeing the work to make

0:25:370:25:42

sure people are safe. We will be

back with you a bit later.

0:25:420:25:48

Coming up later in the programme.

0:25:480:25:51

We spent more than 3 billion

pounds on toys last year -

0:25:510:25:55

but that's less than in 2016.

0:25:550:25:56

Steph's at the UK's biggest toy

trade show in London,

0:25:560:25:59

finding out why.

0:25:590:26:00

You always have fun. Good morning.

You love when I'm here. I love when

0:26:000:26:07

I'm here. This is the UK's biggest

toy fair so the next couple of days,

0:26:070:26:13

200 different brands. When it comes

to toys, we are pretty innovative.

0:26:130:26:21

We launched 26,000 products last

year will be an industry that does

0:26:210:26:32

well but in the last year, we have

seen sales fall for the first time

0:26:320:26:36

in about three years. I'm going to

be talking about that

0:26:360:29:58

frosty note. Barely unsettled the

Sunday.

0:29:580:30:00

I'm back with the latest

from the BBC London newsroom

0:30:000:30:03

in half an hour.

0:30:030:30:04

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

0:30:040:30:05

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

0:30:070:30:10

We'll bring you all the latest news

and sport in a moment,

0:30:100:30:13

but also on Breakfast this morning:

0:30:130:30:17

We'll speak to International Trade

Secretary Liam Fox about the state

0:30:170:30:20

of Theresa May's cabinet

after she rebuked Boris Johnson

0:30:200:30:22

over his comments on the NHS.

0:30:220:30:26

We meet Anna Hursey.

0:30:260:30:29

She'll represent Wales

at the Commonwealth Games

0:30:290:30:31

in Australia at the age of 11.

0:30:310:30:34

And comedian Rhod Gilbert

will be here to tell us why

0:30:340:30:38

despite his fame he's often too

shy to order a coffee.

0:30:380:30:45

Good morning,

here's a summary of today's main

0:30:450:30:48

stories from BBC News.

0:30:480:30:51

The number of prosecutions

which have collapsed because police

0:30:510:30:53

or prosecutors didn't follow rules

about disclosing evidence,

0:30:530:30:55

has risen by 70% in England

and Wales over the past two years.

0:30:550:30:59

Proceedings were dropped

against more than 900 people

0:30:590:31:01

in the 12 months to last April,

because of problems with evidence.

0:31:010:31:04

The issue has been highlighted

by some recent rape trials,

0:31:040:31:07

which have put the judicial

process under scrutiny.

0:31:070:31:12

The entire criminal justice system

has to run on the public trusting

0:31:120:31:16

and having confidence in it.

0:31:160:31:17

It's seen as a very serious issue

now at all levels and rightly

0:31:170:31:21

so because unless the defence

can have confidence,

0:31:210:31:23

unless the public can have

confidence in the disclosure regime,

0:31:230:31:26

we're going to have problems.

0:31:260:31:33

One in every 11 patients in England

is being prescribed medication which

0:31:370:31:41

could be addictive or difficult to

stop taking according to new NHS

0:31:410:31:46

data. Public Health England is

launching a year-long review into

0:31:460:31:49

what it calls the growing problem of

prescription drug addiction. It'll

0:31:490:31:55

look at sedatives, painkillers and

antidepressants.

0:31:550:31:59

Two newspapers have threatened legal

action if the Parole Board does not

0:31:590:32:02

publish its reasons for agreeing

0:32:020:32:03

to release the convicted rapist John

Worboys.

0:32:030:32:05

The Sun and the Daily Mail have

written to the board,

0:32:050:32:08

and Justice Secretary David Gauke,

demanding the report within seven

0:32:080:32:11

days or they will apply

for a judicial review.

0:32:110:32:13

Both the board and Ministry

of Justice said they are legally

0:32:130:32:16

prohibited from disclosing

such decisions.

0:32:160:32:20

Two children have been killed and 17

wounded in a shooting at a school

0:32:200:32:23

in the US state of Kentucky.

0:32:230:32:25

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested.

0:32:250:32:27

Pupils were seen running

out of a building at

0:32:270:32:35

Marshal County High School

in the town of Benton

0:32:450:32:51

There hasn't been a functioning

power-sharing executive in Northern

0:32:510:32:55

Ireland for over a year. The

coalition between the Democratic

0:32:550:32:58

Unionist and Sinn Fein collapsed

last January.

0:32:580:33:02

It was the National Television

Awards last night and there was

0:33:020:33:06

another big win for Ant and Dec.

Amazing. There was one award that

0:33:060:33:11

brought the whole arena to its feet

and that was for the BBC's Blue

0:33:110:33:16

Planet II.

0:33:160:33:21

Winner of this year's Impact Award,

Sir David Attenborough led

0:33:250:33:28

the programme's team to the stage,

and used his acceptance speech

0:33:280:33:31

to remind the audience of the damage

we are doing to our planet.

0:33:310:33:34

If our television programmes have

helped stir the consciences of

0:33:340:33:38

people around the world, and that we

are going to do something to protect

0:33:380:33:41

our beautiful world, then all of us

will be very pleased. Thank you so

0:33:410:33:49

much.

0:33:490:33:54

V an incredible voice.

It's very rare a programme like that

0:33:540:33:58

causes a national debate.

0:33:580:34:05

Strictly got the best talent show

prize beating Saturday night rival

0:34:050:34:09

the X Factor.

0:34:090:34:19

This is the head judge, who didn't

disappoint, she danced on the

0:34:190:34:23

podium, it's not a podium, it is a

stage, I think that is a ten! Tess

0:34:230:34:30

Daly dedicated their victory to her

original co-host, Sir Bruce Forsyth.

0:34:300:34:36

I'd like to dedicate this award to

my friend, and yours, the one and

0:34:360:34:41

only serve Bruce Forsyth.

APPLAUSE

And I'd like to say thank you for

0:34:410:34:48

the memories.

Thank you, everybody. Good night!

0:34:480:34:56

The

0:34:560:34:57

winners last night from the National

Television Awards.

We weren't there,

0:34:570:35:03

just every other year, we don't have

to go every year!

0:35:030:35:11

Good morning, Sonali.

Phil Neville had started following

0:35:110:35:14

England players on Twitter and that

was a sign something was going on!

0:35:140:35:18

He might have been doing his

homework. He has been, he's been

0:35:180:35:23

given that head job of the England

women's team. Two sides to this,

0:35:230:35:29

he's a high-profile figure, he has

won lots of trophies. He knows what

0:35:290:35:33

it's like to be at the top so he can

inspire in that way but people are

0:35:330:35:38

questioning his lack of experience

as a manager and also of the women's

0:35:380:35:41

game so it depends on the way you're

looking at it.

0:35:410:35:44

The former Manchester United

and England defender Phil Neville

0:35:440:35:47

has appointed as the new head coach

of the England women's team.

0:35:470:35:50

Neville has worked

as a coach with United

0:35:500:35:52

as well as Everton and Valencia.

0:35:520:35:54

He's signed a three and a half year

deal with the Lionesses,

0:35:540:35:57

but his lack of experience managing

in women's football has come

0:35:570:36:00

in for criticism.

0:36:000:36:02

It's an interesting one, he's been

involved in the game at the top

0:36:020:36:05

level in terms of being a player,

he's been assistant manager so maybe

0:36:050:36:09

the FA thought this was the right

appointment, he could add insights

0:36:090:36:12

and obviously he hasn't worked in

the women's game, that will be the

0:36:120:36:16

main thing people will look at but

he has people around him to draw on

0:36:160:36:20

and obviously having the experience

of the players like Casey Stoney,

0:36:200:36:23

who is looking to work into a

coaching role or managerial role, so

0:36:230:36:27

as long he has the right network of

people around him I'm sure he'll be

0:36:270:36:33

fine.

0:36:330:36:34

Neville deleted his Twitter account

last night after he some

0:36:340:36:37

of his social media

posts were discovered.

0:36:370:36:42

Back to 2012, he had said,

"Morning men, couple of hours

0:36:420:36:45

cricket before

work sets me up nicely for the day."

0:36:450:36:48

When people responded asking

whether he would address women,

0:36:480:36:50

he wrote, "When I said morning

men I thought the women

0:36:500:36:53

would of been busy preparing

breakfast/getting kids ready/making

0:36:530:36:58

beds.

0:36:580:36:58

Sorry, morning women!"

0:36:580:36:59

Manchester City are the first team

into the final of the Carabao Cup.

0:36:590:37:02

They beat Bristol City 3-2

on the night, 5-3 on aggregate

0:37:020:37:05

thanks to goals from Leroy Sane,

Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne.

0:37:050:37:09

It brings an end to the Championship

side's remarkable cup run which has

0:37:090:37:12

seen them beat Manchester United

along the way, and gives

0:37:120:37:15

Pep Guardiola his first chance

to manage City in a cup final.

0:37:150:37:18

Well, tonight, Arsenal and Chelsea

go the other place in the final.

0:37:180:37:21

It's poised at 0-0 on aggregate

after a goalless first leg

0:37:210:37:24

at Stamford Bridge.

0:37:240:37:25

It's an important game. We want to

go to the final. We have an

0:37:250:37:29

opportunity to do it at home against

Chelsea. I think the two teams know

0:37:290:37:33

each other very well. I think the

first leg was very blocked, I think

0:37:330:37:37

the second leg will certainly be

more open because at some stage the

0:37:370:37:41

teams will have to open up to try to

win the game so it should be much

0:37:410:37:45

more spectacular than the first one.

0:37:450:37:47

Celtic came from behind

in their Glasgow derby

0:37:470:37:49

at Partick Thistle to win 2-1.

0:37:490:37:51

Partick had taken the lead

through a penalty,

0:37:510:37:53

but Celtic equalised with a penalty

of their own before Leigh Griffiths

0:37:530:37:56

scored the winner

in the second half.

0:37:560:37:58

That win stretches the Premiership

champions' lead at the top

0:37:580:38:01

of the table to 11 points.

0:38:010:38:06

After beating Novak Djokovic in the

quarter-final charm has become the

0:38:070:38:13

first South Korean grandslam

semifinalist with a straight sets

0:38:130:38:15

win over American sand grain at the

Australian Open.

0:38:150:38:21

Meanwhile, In the last half hour

world number one Simona Halep beat

0:38:210:38:25

Karolina Pliskova to reach

the womens semi-finals.

0:38:250:38:27

Halep will face Angelique Kerber

in the last four after the German

0:38:270:38:30

thrashed Madison Keys earlier.

0:38:300:38:35

Crowdfunded athletes Mica McNeill

and Mica Moore have been included

0:38:350:38:38

in Great Britain's bobsleigh team

0:38:380:38:40

of ten for the Winter Olympics in

Pyeongchang.

0:38:400:38:42

The pair were only able to compete

on the World Cup circuit

0:38:420:38:42

this season after raising more

than £30,000

0:38:480:38:51

following an overspend

by the governing body.

0:38:510:38:53

They finished in the top ten in four

of their eight World Cup races.

0:38:530:38:56

And if you were watching

the programme yesterday you'll have

0:38:560:38:59

seen the unique way Manchester

United revealed their latest signing

0:38:590:39:02

Alexis Sanchez on Twitter.

0:39:020:39:03

Well, it seems some other teams have

been inspired by United's

0:39:030:39:06

social media efforts,

this is Scottish Premiership side

0:39:060:39:08

Motherwell's big reveal

for their latest signing,

0:39:080:39:10

former Harlepool United

defender Pete Hartley.

0:39:100:39:12

You'll notice he too has gone

for his first name on the back

0:39:120:39:15

of his shirt, but Pete doesn't seem

to have Alexis' piano skills.

0:39:150:39:23

It was only a matter of time.

Brilliant. So much I love about

0:39:290:39:37

that.

I have that little baby grand

piano at home.

He broke it! A bit of

0:39:370:39:44

dramatic affect.

I have one of

theirs at home so I could recreate

0:39:440:39:48

that video.

Queue more parodies.

Hilarious! We need more of that in

0:39:480:39:57

our lives!

It was a bit cheesy,

wasn't it?

Exactly, it needs fun

0:39:570:40:02

poked at it.

0:40:020:40:11

If you've been to a concert

recently, you may have noticed

0:40:110:40:14

an extra performer at

the side of the stage.

0:40:140:40:17

People who are deaf

have the right to request

0:40:170:40:19

sign language interpreters.

0:40:190:40:20

But when a mum bought her

daughter tickets to see

0:40:200:40:23

Little Mix, she had to threaten

legal action to make the promoter

0:40:230:40:26

provide a signer.

0:40:260:40:27

Now she's suing them because that

signer was present only

0:40:270:40:30

for the main act.

0:40:300:40:31

Our legal correspondent

Clive Coleman reports.

0:40:310:40:32

Cake, Mary and her friend Megan are

massive Little Mix fans. -- Kate.

0:40:320:40:37

Last year Kate's Mum Sally bought

tickets to see the band in concert.

0:40:370:40:42

Sally's death and booked for her and

to their friends to go with her

0:40:420:40:46

daughters. She asked the organisers,

LH G Live, to provide a British sign

0:40:460:40:52

language interpreter.

We asked two

or three times initially, please can

0:40:520:40:56

you provide the interpreter for us.

The explanation we got back was no,

0:40:560:41:00

we didn't have any reason behind it.

Eventually we became so frustrated

0:41:000:41:06

and I wanted to share the same

experience my daughter had and my

0:41:060:41:11

friends were there too, they just

wanted access to the songs.

Under

0:41:110:41:15

the equality act any organisation

providing a service to the public is

0:41:150:41:20

under a duty to make reasonable

adjustments to ensure disabled

0:41:200:41:24

people's experience is as close as

possible to those without a

0:41:240:41:28

disability. With just days to go

before the concert and no

0:41:280:41:34

interpreter in place, Sally took an

unprecedented legal step. She

0:41:340:41:37

instructed lawyers to apply for a

court injunction to force LH G Live

0:41:370:41:43

to provide a British sign language

interpreter, and it worked. The

0:41:430:41:50

girls and their mums got to go to

the concert and when Little Mix took

0:41:500:41:54

to the stage, their lyrics were

interpreted for Sally and her

0:41:540:41:57

friends. But earlier on there word

two supporting acts. And interpreter

0:41:570:42:03

hadn't been booked to cover them.

I

felt we were really part of the

0:42:030:42:10

Little Mix experience and because it

was so good I realised we'd missed

0:42:100:42:14

out on the first two acts. It was

very much a disparity of experience

0:42:140:42:19

to everyone else, we got only access

to the last act. If you went to see

0:42:190:42:24

a film can you imagine only having

access to the last 20 minutes? The

0:42:240:42:28

music promoters bore venues have to

be aware that we've paid for our

0:42:280:42:31

ticket the same as everyone else.

In

a statement LH G Live told the BBC:

0:42:310:42:44

For Kate and Mary, there's only one

thing that matters.

0:42:550:42:59

Because I really love my mum and I

really want her to come to the

0:42:590:43:04

consonants with me.

Clive Coleman, BBC News. --

0:43:040:43:09

concerts.

0:43:090:43:13

Very interesting. We are signed on

the news channel so good morning!

0:43:140:43:20

Let's find out what's going on in

the weather.

0:43:200:43:27

It is not

0:43:300:43:30

It is not looking good the sum.

Storm Georgina is set to bring

0:43:300:43:36

gales. Severe gales for a time in

the West. A spell of heavy rain as

0:43:360:43:40

well which will cause surface water

on some of the roads. This massive

0:43:400:43:47

swell of cloud. The core of the

storm just around this work, pushing

0:43:470:43:52

towards the Hebrides. This bank of

cloud as the weather front. Narrow

0:43:520:43:57

band of torrential rain. Might only

last about ten, 20 minutes. Pollard

0:43:570:44:04

still buy some rein in its wake. The

strongest winds over the next few

0:44:040:44:09

hours, 70, 80 miles per hour in the

Hebrides. Persistent rain in

0:44:090:44:16

Shetland. Southern and eastern

Scotland, clearer skies. Sunshine

0:44:160:44:21

and showers. Northern England, some

heavy rain.

0:44:210:44:28

heavy rain. Parts of Wales, edging

into south-west England. The wind,

0:44:280:44:33

50, 60 miles an hour. A few spots of

rain. Some brighter weather to begin

0:44:330:44:39

with. That spell of heavy rain and

some gusty wind. Winds that a

0:44:390:44:45

strongest by the end of the

afternoon around the Kent coast and

0:44:450:44:49

the far north of Scotland. In

between, sunshine and showers

0:44:490:44:52

through the afternoon. Temperatures

drop from some mild conditions.

0:44:520:44:59

Single figure is the most as we

finished the day. A scattering of

0:44:590:45:05

showers in the West. Nowhere near as

windy as last night. But it will be

0:45:050:45:09

cold tonight. Particularly across

northern and eastern areas, you may

0:45:090:45:14

wake up to a touch of frost. The

morning rush-hour, nowhere near as

0:45:140:45:20

horrendous as it will be. Showers in

the West. They will push eastwards.

0:45:200:45:31

Particularly East Anglia and the

south-east, will get through the day

0:45:310:45:34

drive that feeling cooler.

Temperatures the most in single

0:45:340:45:36

figures. Thursday night into Friday,

showers continuing. A rigid high

0:45:360:45:42

pressure in the West. That means

Friday morning, we finished the week

0:45:420:45:46

with more in the way of frost. Very

chilly start. Still a few showers to

0:45:460:45:51

begin with. Not a bad day to many.

Lots of sunshine through the

0:45:510:45:57

afternoon. As we go into the

weekend, nowhere near as cold as

0:45:570:46:01

last weekend, that is for sure. Rain

from West to east. Temperatures on

0:46:010:46:07

the rise. Much, much milder as we go

to a fairly cloudy weekend.

0:46:070:46:15

We like a bit

0:46:150:46:16

We like a bit of a rising

temperatures. We've been talking

0:46:160:46:21

about sales of toys which were down

in the UK which is given 's a

0:46:210:46:26

magnificent opportunity to have fun

at a giant fair.

What is going on is

0:46:260:46:33

mesmerising. Good morning everybody.

These are some of the toys that are

0:46:330:46:40

being shown that toy fair. It's a

busy few days to the toy industry.

0:46:400:46:49

Probably ready for next Christmas.

It has been a tough year for the toy

0:46:490:46:56

industry because sales have fallen.

But we have a couple of guests.

0:46:560:47:01

These are some of the toys which are

on display here. We have some new

0:47:010:47:06

inventions. Nicky, tell us about

this bear. This is Max.

0:47:060:47:15

He is a band who plays guided

meditations and even teaches

0:47:150:47:19

children mindfulness. He has a box

set which teaches children emotional

0:47:190:47:25

awareness and being positive.

And

this is all because you were in an

0:47:250:47:31

accident. You didn't have any

experience in no experience.

I used

0:47:310:47:40

to be a writer and I had a career

ending accident. I saw a gap in the

0:47:400:47:45

market with the rise of anxiety

rates and I thought, this is

0:47:450:47:50

something I could do to help.

Good

luck with it. We will be talking to

0:47:500:47:56

some other inventors later. But a

bigger picture on the industry.

0:47:560:47:59

Natasha and Emily. Natasha, you are

from the association which

0:47:590:48:06

represents the toy industry. What is

happening, why did sales fall?

A bit

0:48:060:48:11

of uncertainty in the industry last

year. We pay for our toys to be made

0:48:110:48:16

in American dollars and we sell and

sterling so the fluctuations with

0:48:160:48:19

breaks it caused uncertainty. We are

coping with a little bit of

0:48:190:48:25

consumers being uncertain in the

market and also, we are seeing more

0:48:250:48:29

counterfeits coming into the market

and we have seen before. That will

0:48:290:48:33

hit the bottom line as well as

having safety of locations.

Emily,

0:48:330:48:38

for retail week, is that endemic

across the sector?

Some of these

0:48:380:48:45

trends we have seen across non-food

in particular. People did splash out

0:48:450:48:49

on food. They are cutting back on

discretionary items. As we

0:48:490:48:55

mentioned, toys are getting a bit

more expensive.

I think people are

0:48:550:48:59

cutting back. It has been good news

for the value players. It is a sign

0:48:590:49:06

that customers are definitely

cutting back.

It's interesting,

0:49:060:49:11

Natasha, because we are innovative

when it comes to toys. Look at my

0:49:110:49:16

scooter. Something like 26,000 new

tool has launched last year. That

0:49:160:49:20

seems huge.

It's about 31% of the

whole toy market. It changes

0:49:200:49:27

year-on-year. Lots of innovation.

It's about 60% of toys are new every

0:49:270:49:33

year. We have lots of innovation.

Different price points. The point of

0:49:330:49:41

families needing to have something

that fits with our family pocket, we

0:49:410:49:45

do meet as an industry and we have

seen that. Maybe in the collectables

0:49:450:49:49

market. It was up 17% last year. The

smaller price point, collectable

0:49:490:49:55

toys. And I think the numbers of

toys that people are buying are

0:49:550:50:00

still the same. We are a nation that

likes children to play. Maybe we are

0:50:000:50:08

seeing people having to be a little

more cautious.

Thank you very much

0:50:080:50:12

real-time. I'm going to chat to

another one of the inventors. You

0:50:120:50:19

have just won an award.

We have won

a few awards but last night, we got

0:50:190:50:27

voted by Forbes as one of the

hottest toys for 2018. It is opening

0:50:270:50:32

up architecture and creative play to

children as never before. They can

0:50:320:50:38

now build beautiful position

architecture models. It's a

0:50:380:50:42

freethinking gender neutral product

that is fun and educational.

You

0:50:420:50:45

came up with it yourself.

I am an

architect by profession. I was

0:50:450:50:51

looking for a new way to make

architectural models. Being able to

0:50:510:50:56

use them again. This is very

free-form.

The horns are loose. Is

0:50:560:51:02

it a posh Lego?

If you'd like to

call it that, I am delighted.

It is

0:51:020:51:10

made in Ireland. Good luck with it.

Appreciate it. It's important that I

0:51:100:51:17

have another race with Tom. Should

we go correct? Obviously have to put

0:51:170:51:24

my helmet on. -- should be go for

it? Who is going to win? The girl

0:51:240:51:33

with a long legs but no power or

young Tommy?

My money is on you,

0:51:330:51:37

step. Right, go! Excellent.

Very

impressive.

0:51:370:51:52

impressive. Some of the front pages.

The Daily Mail. Herbal pills. They

0:51:520:52:00

are saying that millions of people

could be risking their health by

0:52:000:52:04

taking herbal remedies alongside

prescription drugs at the same time.

0:52:040:52:10

Lots of papers looking at the

National television awards. And the

0:52:100:52:16

50- 50 badge

0:52:160:52:22

50- 50 badge worn by Suranne Jones.

Lots of pictures of Suranne Jones.

0:52:230:52:27

On the front pages of the Express.

Arthritis, new pill to fight the

0:52:270:52:34

pain. We are looking prescription

drugs, whether they are addictive.

0:52:340:52:47

More than 2 billion older people --

2 million older people will have

0:52:470:52:55

serious illnesses because of obesity

and lazy lifestyles according to

0:52:550:52:57

another study. We talk about that a

lot on Breakfast. Dunkirk, it is in

0:52:570:53:04

contention to eight Oscars after

nominations revealed that breast

0:53:040:53:08

showing for British actors in 25

years.

Yesterday, a story about

0:53:080:53:13

director Peter Jackson who is re-

colourings some ageing footage from

0:53:130:53:17

World War I which will be on later

in the air. Taken the original

0:53:170:53:21

black-and-white footage. Most of it

is like the spat up on shaky. I

0:53:210:53:27

don't know quite how they have done

it. Everything is now in glorious

0:53:270:53:33

colour. They've adjusted the speed

and it looks sensational. His take

0:53:330:53:37

on audio, hours and hours of audio

of actual soldiers who took part and

0:53:370:53:44

he is remaking that as well. Like

you say, a sort of documentary. The

0:53:440:53:51

front page of the mirror. Their main

story here is about Jon Worboys, new

0:53:510:54:01

investigation.

Kyle Adnam, he went

through to the semifinals.

0:54:010:54:08

Celebrating the front page of The

Daily Telegraph.

0:54:080:54:15

Daily Telegraph. -- Kyle Edmund. The

Union Flag will apparently be

0:54:170:54:20

eradicated from Scottish Government

buildings after the Nicola Sturgeon

0:54:200:54:24

administration said it should only

be flown at once a year.

The

0:54:240:54:30

headmaster has banned school

romances and vowed to expel students

0:54:300:54:33

to form them.

It's probably

difficult to enforce.

Anyone found

0:54:330:54:42

dating will be given a poor

reference at university. In the

0:54:420:54:45

Daily Mirror today.

0:54:450:54:46

World leaders are in the Swiss town

of Davos this week for the annual

0:54:460:54:50

World Economic Forum.

0:54:500:54:51

It's a chance for the movers

and shakers to meet and do deals

0:54:510:54:55

which could affect us all.

0:54:550:54:56

That is why International Trade

Secretary Liam Fox is there.

0:54:560:54:59

He's hoping to clinch trade

agreements that can be put

0:54:590:55:01

in place after Brexit.

0:55:010:55:02

We can speak to him now.

0:55:020:55:09

I hope it is warmer in your studio.

It is. Just looking at these trade

0:55:090:55:16

deals. Informal talks with about 12

nations.

About 14 trade working

0:55:160:55:24

groups. A lot of bogus year on Davos

is about the export side. A big

0:55:240:55:34

growth in the globe --a big growth

in the global economy. We are

0:55:340:55:42

looking to see where we might be a

will to use an investment. Remember,

0:55:420:55:46

last year, we had a record amount of

foreign direct investment into the

0:55:460:55:52

UK. We need to harness that an

improved global growth, includes the

0:55:520:55:57

prospects for prosperity and growth

in the UK.

One of the deals you

0:55:570:56:00

would like to get is with the US. We

know Donald Trump is due to arrive

0:56:000:56:05

today and we understand he is

talking about America first. Can we

0:56:050:56:08

get a good deal with America?

We

want to get an agreement with the

0:56:080:56:14

United States that is in both our

interests. Where we have advantages,

0:56:140:56:19

we are relatively similar types of

economies. Of course, one of

0:56:190:56:26

President from's main

0:56:260:56:31

President from's main concerns but

the United States is a very tough

0:56:320:56:36

negotiator. Exploring the shorter

shape he might have with a future

0:56:360:56:46

agreement.

Kenny also talk to us

about what Boris Johnson was talking

0:56:460:56:52

about? £100 million should be given

to the NHS after Brexit. Do you

0:56:520:56:56

agree?

Let me save you time and sale

never comment on anything. There

0:56:560:57:05

were our direction of travel is. We

have spelt -- we have spent $12.5

0:57:050:57:11

billion more. $16 billion more by

2020 and we see next money for

0:57:110:57:17

winter pressures. The money is going

in. If we have to have a debate in

0:57:170:57:22

this country about how we spend that

money, how we get better efficiency,

0:57:220:57:26

and make sure more of the money goes

through to patients, that will be a

0:57:260:57:30

thing.

0:57:300:57:40

BBC News has obtained figures on how

many people have been cleared or had

1:04:391:04:42

allegations dropped against them

because of disclosure failings.

1:04:421:04:47

In 2014-15, proceedings

were halted against 537 people.

1:04:471:04:52

By last year, that

number had risen to 916.

1:04:521:05:00

That's a 70% increase in two years

in the number of defendants cleared

1:05:021:05:05

after disclosure failings emerged.

1:05:051:05:07

The entire criminal justice system

has to run on the public trusting

1:05:071:05:10

and having confidence in it.

1:05:101:05:11

It's seen as a very serious issue

now at all levels and rightly

1:05:111:05:15

so because unless the defence

can have confidence,

1:05:151:05:17

unless the public can have

confidence in the disclosure regime,

1:05:171:05:20

we're going to have problems.

1:05:201:05:25

The Crown Prosecution Service

pointed out that the number of cases

1:05:251:05:29

which failed because of disclosure

issues represented only a fraction,

1:05:291:05:32

0.15% of all prosecutions.

1:05:321:05:34

But the CPS said that was still too

many and it would take a collective

1:05:341:05:38

effort across the criminal

justice system to bring

1:05:381:05:40

about an improvement.

1:05:401:05:41

Danny Shaw, BBC News.

1:05:411:05:47

One in every 11 patients in England

is being prescribed medication

1:05:471:05:50

which could be addictive,

or difficult to stop taking,

1:05:501:05:52

according to new NHS data.

1:05:521:05:54

Public Health England

is launching a year long review

1:05:541:05:56

into what it calls the growing

1:05:561:05:58

problem of prescription drug

addiction.

1:05:581:05:59

Alexander Mackenzie has more.

1:05:591:06:02

Routine prescription drugs.

1:06:021:06:07

Most of us use them

and suffer no ill effects.

1:06:071:06:10

But for some, powerful and commonly

prescribed the drugs like codeine,

1:06:101:06:13

morphine or tramadol

can lead to a crippling

1:06:131:06:15

and potentially fatal addiction.

1:06:151:06:21

The problem could start

with a legitimate prescription

1:06:211:06:24

or medication

following an operation.

1:06:241:06:26

A patient becomes dependent and some

drugs are then cheap

1:06:261:06:28

and easily available.

1:06:281:06:34

Prescriptions for addictive

medicines have risen by 3%

1:06:341:06:36

in five years.

1:06:361:06:39

The use of antidepressants has more

than doubled in the past decade.

1:06:391:06:46

And 8.9%, or one in 11

of all patients, have been

1:06:461:06:49

prescribed a potentially

addictive drug.

1:06:491:06:51

Dependence on prescription drugs,

particularly opioids,

1:06:511:06:53

has become a massive problem

in the United States.

1:06:531:06:55

This new review by Public Health

England will last a year.

1:06:551:07:03

Its aim is to establish just

how serious an issue

1:07:061:07:08

it is here and what needs to be done

to prevent more lives

1:07:081:07:12

being ruined by addiction.

1:07:121:07:13

Alexander Mackenzie, BBC News.

1:07:131:07:21

A former doctor for the USA

Gymnastics team who admitted

1:07:221:07:24

sexually abusing dozens of girls

is due to be sentenced later today.

1:07:241:07:28

Many of his victims were gymnasts

while working for USA

1:07:281:07:30

Gymnastics and Michigan

State University.

1:07:301:07:32

The BBC's Rajini

Vaidyanathan has more.

1:07:321:07:33

Larry Nassar has already pleaded

guilty to ten counts of sex abuse.

1:07:331:07:41

As part of his sentencing,

the judge invited any other

1:07:411:07:42

of his victims to come forward.

1:07:421:07:44

More than 150 did.

1:07:441:07:52

18-year-old Emily Morales

was one of them.

1:07:521:07:55

I still believed in you and had

sympathy for you, how could I have

1:07:551:07:59

been so naive?

1:07:591:08:00

How could a person that I thought

to be so genuine and kind

1:08:001:08:03

and caring be in fact the opposite?

1:08:031:08:05

I will never understand.

1:08:051:08:12

But now that I've said that,

I want you to look at me,

1:08:121:08:15

I believe in forgiveness, Larry.

1:08:151:08:17

Larry Nassar's due

to be sentenced today.

1:08:171:08:20

Many of the women also

want him to show remorse.

1:08:201:08:23

I want you to apologise

to me right here.

1:08:231:08:25

I want to forgive you but I also

want to hear you tell me you regret

1:08:251:08:30

all of the hurt you have caused.

1:08:301:08:32

Thank you.

1:08:321:08:37

The judge has described the women

who've shared their stories

1:08:371:08:39

as sister survivors.

1:08:391:08:40

Their testimony has been

harrowing but also inspiring.

1:08:401:08:42

It takes a lot for a survivor of sex

abuse to relive their ordeal.

1:08:421:08:46

It's even harder to do that in front

of their attacker in court.

1:08:461:08:50

Rajini Vaidyanathan,

BBC News, Lansing, Michigan.

1:08:501:08:58

Really powerful, isn't it?

1:08:591:09:00

Dame Tessa Jowell, the former Labour

minister, has spoken for the first

1:09:001:09:04

time about being diagnosed

with a severe form of brain cancer.

1:09:041:09:07

As Culture Secretary

in Tony Blair's government

1:09:071:09:09

she led

the successful bid for London

1:09:091:09:11

to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

1:09:111:09:12

On Thursday she'll give a speech

in the House of Lords

1:09:121:09:15

about her illness and her thoughts

on the way cancer treatment

1:09:151:09:18

could be improved.

1:09:181:09:19

She's been speaking

1:09:191:09:20

to the Today programme's Nick

Robinson.

1:09:201:09:21

I feel every single bit

of my determination to go

1:09:211:09:24

on creating better opportunities

for people managing cancer.

1:09:241:09:26

I feel very clear about my sense

of purpose and what I want to do

1:09:261:09:30

and how do I know how

long it's going to last?

1:09:301:09:38

I'm certainly going to do everything

I can to make it a very long time.

1:09:471:09:54

Talks aimed at restoring

the coalition government

1:09:541:09:58

in Northern Ireland are due

to start later today.

1:09:581:10:00

Newly appointed Northern

Ireland Secretary

1:10:001:10:02

Karen Bradley will attend

the talks at Stormont,

1:10:021:10:04

along with representatives

from the region's five main parties.

1:10:041:10:06

There hasn't been a functioning

powersharing executive

1:10:061:10:08

for over a year.

1:10:081:10:09

The coalition between

the Democratic Unionists

1:10:091:10:11

and Sinn Fein collapsed

last January.

1:10:111:10:19

Stars of the small screen

were on the red carpet last night

1:10:201:10:23

for the annual National

Television Awards.

1:10:231:10:25

Best Drama was won by the BBC

series Doctor Foster,

1:10:251:10:28

with its star Suranne Jones taking

home Best Drama Performance.

1:10:281:10:32

Ant and Dec were the

biggest winners again.

1:10:321:10:36

They were named Best Presenters

for the 17th time and also picked up

1:10:361:10:39

the first ever Bruce Forsyth

Entertainment Award.

1:10:391:10:42

It's been a very

emotional night tonight.

1:10:421:10:45

It's been quite a year.

1:10:451:10:47

It's been quite a tough 12 months,

1:10:471:10:50

so winning this tonight really,

really means a lot.

1:10:501:10:58

I'd personally like to thank

all my family and friends,

1:10:581:11:01

some of you are here tonight,

so thank you very much.

1:11:011:11:09

Thank you for all your support,

it really means the world to me

1:11:091:11:13

and helped me get through,

thanks to all the gang,

1:11:131:11:15

I love you, thank you.

1:11:151:11:17

Let's not cry.

1:11:171:11:19

There has been a significant

increase in the number

1:11:191:11:22

of prosecutions in England and Wales

which have collapsed because police

1:11:221:11:25

or prosecutors didn't follow rules

about disclosing evidence.

1:11:251:11:27

The issue has been highlighted

by some recent rape trials,

1:11:271:11:29

which have put the judicial

process under scrutiny.

1:11:291:11:32

In December, 22-year-old Liam Allan

was cleared of 12 counts

1:11:321:11:34

of rape and sexual assault.

1:11:341:11:36

His case was dropped after three

days at Croydon Crown Court

1:11:361:11:39

when police were ordered

to hand over phone records.

1:11:391:11:46

Just a few weeks ago,

Danny Kay had a rape conviction

1:11:461:11:49

overturned after deleted Facebook

messages were found.

1:11:491:11:51

He'd spent two years in prison

for a crime he didn't commit.

1:11:511:11:54

He spoke Breakfast shortly

after being released.

1:11:541:12:01

Devastating. For a system that you

trust to let you down like that. I

1:12:011:12:08

had complete faith in it. I trusted

that the truth would come out in

1:12:081:12:14

trial and it didn't. It's always

going to be difficult, it's always

1:12:141:12:18

going to be on my name.

Do you feel

that, do you feel no matter what

1:12:181:12:22

happened, the conviction is quashed,

do you feel like it should never

1:12:221:12:27

have happened, do you feel like it

hangs over you?

There's always going

1:12:271:12:31

to be people out there Mac thinking

about it.

1:12:311:12:35

We are joined by a defence

barrister.

1:12:351:12:38

If you can let's be clear, evidence

should be handed over by whom and

1:12:381:12:43

for what reason?

1:12:431:12:46

When the investigating agencies

investigate, all the

1:12:461:12:54

investigate, all the material they

have falls into two categories in

1:12:571:12:57

the main. One is the material they

intend to use and the other is the

1:12:571:12:58

material that either is irrelevant

or undermines their case or assists

1:12:581:13:01

the defence case. It's only when

that latter material is reviewed

1:13:011:13:06

properly can that be given over to

the defence and the defence have a

1:13:061:13:10

fair trial, because only when they

have a material can they present it

1:13:101:13:13

to the court.

I suppose as a defence

lawyer, or barrister, you've got to

1:13:131:13:18

trust that all that information is

coming to you and if you start to

1:13:181:13:22

think old on, something is being

held back, that's when the process

1:13:221:13:25

doesn't really work.

-- hold on. Versus why this is such

1:13:251:13:31

a fundamental programme, -- that is

why this is such a fundamental

1:13:311:13:36

problem, if this isn't given to the

defence, how can they have a fair

1:13:361:13:40

trial? That will in some cases lead

to miscarriages of justice and. The

1:13:401:13:45

figures you got show there has been

cases that have not proceeded

1:13:451:13:50

further but what about the cases

that have been adjourned because

1:13:501:13:53

disclosure failings have existed and

prosecuting agencies have been given

1:13:531:13:59

more opportunity to put their house

in order?

Where is the problem, why

1:13:591:14:04

is this happening?

The problem can

be in various places in the chain,

1:14:041:14:11

it can be at the investigation

stage, it can be when the police are

1:14:111:14:14

putting the material together, it

can be the prosecuting agencies who

1:14:141:14:18

are reviewing it. This is what needs

to be looked at very carefully. It's

1:14:181:14:23

the entire process, where these

failings are happening and why

1:14:231:14:26

they're happening. Is it the fact

they don't understand what should be

1:14:261:14:29

done? Is a lack of resources or some

other reason? Clearly we have

1:14:291:14:34

something here that is hitting at

the heart of the criminal justice

1:14:341:14:37

system that needs a clear review

before we start ending up with a

1:14:371:14:41

series of miscarriages of justice.

In a recent interview, I'm sure you

1:14:411:14:45

saw it, not judge suggested that it

could be the case where jury is

1:14:451:14:49

question the evidence put in front

of them -- Lord Judge.

1:14:491:14:56

That questions the quality of the

justice system?

-- jury is.

1:14:561:15:02

You need to have confidence in a...

Juries

1:15:021:15:06

for statistics to be... 0.15% or

whatever it should be, there's an

1:15:091:15:16

element of irresponsibility in

trying to brush these types of

1:15:161:15:19

issues away from the main. We seen

examples of rape cases taking the

1:15:191:15:24

limelight, but now we know, and the

profession has always known, that

1:15:241:15:28

the problem is wider, it's not

regional, its national as well.

You

1:15:281:15:32

talked about the rape cases, what

other types are being affected?

I'm

1:15:321:15:37

not meant to exclude any cases but

fraud cases are another aspect when

1:15:371:15:42

there are long delays in those cases

regularly. The prosecution

1:15:421:15:48

authorities are given more and more

opportunity to put their house in

1:15:481:15:52

order. There is significant amounts

of documents when resources are not

1:15:521:15:55

made available for those matters and

for the review to take place as it

1:15:551:16:00

should. That's another end.

Does

this require legislation to sort

1:16:001:16:05

out?

1:16:051:16:10

just ends nobody seems to be

following

1:16:111:16:13

just ends nobody seems to be

following it.

The cases that we've

1:16:131:16:15

highlighted. It hasn't been

followed. We need to know why. Let's

1:16:151:16:18

work out the problem first. Then we

can look at the solution. The

1:16:181:16:22

solution might be, we just need

people to follow what is there.

Of

1:16:221:16:27

course, as we mentioned earlier,

this has a serious impact on

1:16:271:16:30

people's lives.

Of course. We have

examples not only a prosecution is

1:16:301:16:36

failing the people 's lives being

put on hold with criminal

1:16:361:16:40

proceedings hanging over their heads

the many years because of these

1:16:401:16:43

types of issues. And that's not

buried.

Wendy think it is going to

1:16:431:16:48

change?

When somebody has a proper

look. Put some resources into taking

1:16:481:16:54

an independent review of the entire

process and come to some firm

1:16:541:16:59

decisions rather than playing

statistics.

It's interesting talking

1:16:591:17:03

to you. Thank you very much indeed.

1:17:031:17:05

Here's Matt with a look

at this morning's weather.

1:17:051:17:11

You have been dropping the word mild

in.

1:17:111:17:18

Very mild across parts of the UK. To

get is there, we have some lively

1:17:181:17:24

conditions. Storm Georgina is

Windows, bringing gales across the

1:17:241:17:29

country. Heavy rain as well.

Certainly if you are travelling over

1:17:291:17:34

some of the bridges, the ferry

services across Scotland have been

1:17:341:17:38

disrupted. The wind at the moment

peeking across every day. 75 miles

1:17:381:17:44

an hour. Across many parts of

south-west Scotland, western England

1:17:441:17:49

and Wales, gusts over 60 miles an

hour. Storm Georgina is to the

1:17:491:17:55

north-west of the country. Heavy

rain sweeping out. On that, a brief

1:17:551:18:00

spell of torrential rain which could

cause a few problems on the roads.

1:18:001:18:06

Up to around nine o'clock, some

heavy rain across northern Scotland.

1:18:061:18:10

The wind peeking at the moment.

Gales across the rest of Scotland,

1:18:101:18:17

Northern Ireland. Writing up in

northern England.

1:18:171:18:26

northern England. It eases back into

more general rain.

1:18:261:18:36

more general rain. At the moment,

most places reasonably dry.

1:18:361:18:42

Strongest winds around the Kent

coast. In between, Sunshine and

1:18:421:18:46

showers. Temperatures peaking at the

moment. By the afternoon, back down

1:18:461:18:54

into single figures. That does mean

tonight, Julian Knight them last

1:18:541:18:59

night. Showers mainly in the West,

some eastern areas clear. Maybe

1:18:591:19:08

tomorrow morning, frosty rather than

a windy start to the day. A bit

1:19:081:19:13

breezy in places. Still showers to

begin with. Eastern areas, dry. Dry

1:19:131:19:20

the bulk if not all of the day in

the east. Showers pushing to east.

1:19:201:19:28

Temperatures single figures

foremost, a roundabout where it

1:19:281:19:32

should be. Thursday night into

Friday, showers for a time, becoming

1:19:321:19:36

confined to the east of the country.

The showers killed off. Frosty start

1:19:361:19:42

the much of the UK on Friday. The

device around as well. Not a bad

1:19:421:19:48

day. One of the more pleasant days

of the week. As the plans of the

1:19:481:19:54

weekend, if last weekend was to

Coles view, it's turning milder.

1:19:541:19:58

Lots of cloud around. Just a bit

patchy rain around on Sunday. That

1:19:581:20:04

is how it is looking.

1:20:041:20:06

Matt is saying it is milder than a

lot of snow around parts of Europe.

1:20:101:20:19

For the second time this month,

thousands of tourists have been

1:20:201:20:23

stranded in the ski

ski resort of Zermatt.

1:20:231:20:25

The weather has affected parts

of Austria and Italy.

1:20:251:20:27

The avalanche risk is at maximum.

1:20:271:20:29

Rail and road traffic

has been stopped.

1:20:291:20:31

Our correspondent

Imogen Foulkes joins

1:20:311:20:33

us from Bern.

1:20:331:20:36

You can tell is what they are doing

to stop these.

The sun is coming up

1:20:361:20:42

behind me, clear skies. The

authorities in those alpine resorts

1:20:421:20:46

will be happy to see that because

they have had three metres, if you

1:20:461:20:51

can imagine, ten feet of fresh snow

on Saturday, Sunday into Monday.

1:20:511:20:57

Roads closed, rail lines closed, ski

slopes closed which is not great for

1:20:571:21:04

those on the winter sports holidays.

Now things are looking a lot better

1:21:041:21:08

but that is because of some very,

very intense work to control the

1:21:081:21:13

risk of avalanche and make sure that

when people do go out on the slopes,

1:21:131:21:18

for they do go out of their chalets,

they are actually safe.

1:21:181:21:24

100 years ago, Zermatt was cut off

every winter, all winter.

1:21:241:21:29

To keep this resort accessible

and above all safe today requires

1:21:291:21:32

some behind-the-scenes

very high technology.

1:21:321:21:36

The mountainsides are

monitored and risk-mapped.

1:21:361:21:43

Zermatt is protected by over

60 avalanche towers.

1:21:431:21:45

Each avalanche tower consists

of a metallic tower installed

1:21:451:21:47

in the avalanche starting zone

and there is a deployment box placed

1:21:471:21:50

on that tower.

1:21:501:21:55

In there, there are 12 explosive

charges, an electronic controls,

1:21:551:21:58

solar panels to supply

the system with power.

1:21:581:22:00

The towers are best

seen from the air.

1:22:001:22:02

When monitors detect a snow

build-up, the explosives

1:22:021:22:06

are detonated remotely

from down in the valley.

1:22:061:22:13

The air burst creates

a controlled snow slide.

1:22:131:22:19

Exploding towers on every

mountainside may sound alarming

1:22:191:22:22

but today, although more people

are coming to the Alps,

1:22:221:22:24

there are fewer avalanche victims.

1:22:241:22:28

33 years ago, 11 people

died in an avalanche

1:22:281:22:31

on the road to Zermatt.

1:22:311:22:33

Such accidents should

now be prevented.

1:22:331:22:39

TRANSLATION:

Nowadays

with new technology we can guarantee

1:22:391:22:41

to a very large extent

people are safe.

1:22:411:22:45

The accidents we used to have

won't happen but of course,

1:22:451:22:48

there is no such

thing as 100% safety.

1:22:481:22:52

Alpine road and rail lines do

still sometimes close,

1:22:521:22:54

but for shorter periods.

1:22:541:22:57

Winter visitors may occasionally

suffer a little delay but whenever

1:22:571:23:00

they arrive, the view

is certainly worth it.

1:23:001:23:08

Well, the view will be worth it in

Zermatt today in the ski slopes will

1:23:091:23:14

be open. It looks as if the rail

line will be reopened as well.

1:23:141:23:19

Interesting fact, those avalanche

towers, they have 12 charges in each

1:23:191:23:24

of them which should last season.

Some of them are already empty. That

1:23:241:23:29

is the scale of the snow and the

scale of the avalanche control that

1:23:291:23:33

is going on in the Swiss outs.

1:23:331:23:40

is going on in the Swiss outs.

A

rather lovely day there at the

1:23:411:23:43

moment. Pictures from the National

television awards last night. A

1:23:431:23:50

story on the front page of the Sun.

Apocalypse cowl. Wetherspoon 's pool

1:23:501:23:59

all their steaks. 90,000 steaks are

sold every Tuesday on Steak Tuesday.

1:23:591:24:06

Wetherspoon is, we have a comment

from a spokesperson. We have had a

1:24:061:24:11

supply issues. From steak, sirloin

steak and gammon steak are not

1:24:111:24:17

available but we hope to resolve

this and apologise to our customers

1:24:171:24:21

for any inconvenience.

It's just

down to supply. Should we talk about

1:24:211:24:31

Kyle Edmund and his mum. His mum

says she will not go to watch the

1:24:311:24:35

semifinals because she knows me

nagging him about some cream. That's

1:24:351:24:40

what she is saving. As a mum, it's

always good to know. When you read

1:24:401:24:48

that, you thought, you know that as

a mum.

There is a line, yes.

Also, a

1:24:481:24:58

rather lovely story from the

Telegraph about facial recognition.

1:24:581:25:01

Technology which will be used to

hopefully save elephants from

1:25:011:25:05

poachers. Artificial intelligence,

is going to learn about these

1:25:051:25:12

particular elephants, recognise them

and perhaps be able to alert people

1:25:121:25:15

when there are poachers.

When I

mentioned gammon steak, I didn't

1:25:151:25:22

sense much love? Gammon steak and

pineapple? Not good. I need to cook

1:25:221:25:28

it for you. Coming up later, we

spend more than £3 million on toys

1:25:281:25:36

but that is less 2016. Steph is that

the UK's biggest toy trade show in

1:25:361:25:49

London. This is heaven. 200

different bands exhibiting here.

1:25:491:25:55

I've got a game here. Freya and

Philip. Good morning. Good morning,

1:25:551:26:04

everyone. We are at the biggest toy

fair because its industry which

1:26:041:26:09

makes the UK a lot of money. We

spent over £3 billion on toys last

1:26:091:26:14

year. It is the first time we have

had a fall in toy sales were about

1:26:141:26:19

three years. On average, 339 pounds

per child on toys last year so

1:26:191:26:27

certainly, a lot of money being

spent. I will be talking to them a

1:26:271:26:31

bit later on about how exactly they

are going to try and get growth

1:26:311:26:35

again and I will use these kids here

to help me test some more but first,

1:26:351:26:39

come on, George. Knock him out.

1:26:391:26:42

We could start the weekend with

a frosty note and bright spells.

1:30:011:30:08

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

1:30:101:30:16

Good morning,

here's a summary of today's main

1:30:161:30:18

stories from BBC News.

1:30:181:30:19

The number of prosecutions

which have collapsed because police

1:30:191:30:22

or prosecutors didn't follow rules

about disclosing evidence,

1:30:221:30:24

has risen by 70% in England

and Wales over the past two years.

1:30:241:30:27

Proceedings were dropped

against more than 900 people

1:30:271:30:30

in the 12 months to last April,

because of problems with evidence.

1:30:301:30:33

The issue has been highlighted

by some recent rape trials,

1:30:331:30:36

which have put the judicial

process under scrutiny.

1:30:361:30:38

The entire criminal justice system

has to run on the public trusting

1:30:381:30:41

and having confidence in it.

1:30:411:30:44

It's seen as a very serious issue

now at all levels and rightly

1:30:561:31:00

so because unless the defence

can have confidence,

1:31:001:31:02

unless the public can have

confidence in the disclosure regime,

1:31:021:31:05

we're going to have problems.

1:31:051:31:07

One in every 11 patients in England

is being prescribed medication

1:31:071:31:09

which could be addictive

or difficult to stop taking

1:31:091:31:12

according to new NHS data.

1:31:121:31:13

Public Health England is launching

a year-long review into what it

1:31:131:31:16

calls the growing problem

of prescription drug addiction.

1:31:161:31:18

It'll look at sedatives,

painkillers and

1:31:181:31:20

antidepressants.

1:31:201:31:28

Liam Cox has said another funding is

being provided for the NHS but they

1:31:361:31:42

could be time for a debate over how

the money is spent. He was speaking

1:31:421:31:45

from the World Economic Forum in

Davos where he hopes to lay the

1:31:451:31:50

foundations for post-Brexit trade

deals.

1:31:501:31:52

I think it's very clear where our

direction of travel is on health.

1:31:521:31:58

We've spent £12.5 billion more since

2010, that will be £16 billion more

1:31:581:32:03

by 2020. And we've seen extra money

for winter pressures here, another

1:32:031:32:10

£400 million, so the money is going

in. If we have to have a debate

1:32:101:32:14

about how we spend that money, how

we spend money to get to the

1:32:141:32:19

patients, think that will be a good

thing as an ex- GP myself.

1:32:191:32:25

Two children have been killed and 17

wounded in a shooting at a school

1:32:251:32:28

in the US state of Kentucky.

1:32:281:32:30

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested.

1:32:301:32:32

Pupils were seen running

out of a building at

1:32:321:32:34

Marshal County High School

in the town of Benton

1:32:341:32:37

Two newspapers have threatened legal

action if the Parole Board does not

1:32:371:32:40

publish its reasons for agreeing

1:32:401:32:41

to release the convicted rapist John

Worboys.

1:32:411:32:43

The Sun and the Daily Mail have

written to the board,

1:32:431:32:46

and Justice Secretary David Gauke,

demanding the report within seven

1:32:461:32:49

days or they will apply

for a judicial review.

1:32:491:32:51

Both the board and Ministry

of Justice said they are legally

1:32:511:32:54

prohibited from disclosing

such decisions.

1:32:541:33:02

Talks aimed at restoring

the powersharing executive

1:33:101:33:12

in Northern Ireland are due

to start later today.

1:33:121:33:15

Newly appointed Northern

Ireland Secretary,

1:33:151:33:16

Karen Bradley, will attend

the talks at Stormont

1:33:161:33:18

along with representatives

from the region's five main parties.

1:33:181:33:21

There hasn't been a functioning

executive for over a year.

1:33:211:33:23

The coalition between

the Democratic Unionists

1:33:231:33:25

and Sinn Fein collapsed

last January.

1:33:251:33:28

Lava is continuing to erupt

from the most active volcano

1:33:281:33:30

in the Philippines, Mount Mayon.

1:33:301:33:35

More than 40,000

people have been moved

1:33:351:33:37

from their homes in the surrounding

area and a local airport

1:33:371:33:40

has been closed.

1:33:401:33:40

Earlier, the authorities raised

the alert level to four on a scale

1:33:401:33:44

of five, because a violent eruption

is expected within days.

1:33:441:33:50

They are mesmerising pictures,

aren't they?

1:33:501:33:53

Coming up on the programme,

1:33:531:33:54

Matt will have the weather

in around ten minutes.

1:33:541:33:58

Much milder. He has all the details.

Has all the sport and we start with

1:33:581:34:04

the new boss of the Lionesses.

A

surprise for some only because after

1:34:041:34:11

the X it of Mark Sampson, lots of

people said it should be a woman in

1:34:111:34:17

charge of the women's team -- after

the X it of. They've gone with

1:34:171:34:21

vulnerable, who doesn't have a huge

amount of managerial experience. His

1:34:211:34:27

twin is the head coach of the

women's netball team and Gary

1:34:271:34:32

Neville has coaching and managerial

experience. A high-profile

1:34:321:34:35

appointment, it's brought lots of

attention to the women's team. The

1:34:351:34:39

people who are positive about the

move say he will bring all that

1:34:391:34:44

experience of winning trophies to

the job and as long as he surrounds

1:34:441:34:47

himself with the right people. If

you haven't managed that top level,

1:34:471:34:51

lots of people are questioning how

he got the drop in the first place

1:34:511:34:58

but it's the results that will tell

in the end! -- the job.

1:34:581:35:11

The former Manchester United

and England defender Phil Neville

1:35:131:35:15

has appointed as the new head coach

of the England women's team.

1:35:151:35:18

Neville has worked

as a coach with United

1:35:181:35:21

as well as Everton and Valencia.

1:35:211:35:22

He's signed a three and a half year

deal with the Lionesses,

1:35:221:35:25

but his lack of experience managing

in women's football has come

1:35:251:35:28

in for criticism.

1:35:281:35:29

It's an interesting one,

he's been involved in the game

1:35:291:35:32

at the top level in terms

of being a player, he's been

1:35:321:35:35

assistant manager so maybe the FA

thought this was the right

1:35:351:35:38

appointment, he could add insights

and obviously he hasn't worked

1:35:381:35:41

in the women's game,

that will be the main thing people

1:35:411:35:44

will look at but he has people

around him to draw on and obviously

1:35:441:35:48

having the experience

of the players like Casey Stoney,

1:35:481:35:50

who is looking to work

into a coaching role or managerial

1:35:501:35:53

role, so as long he builds the right

network of people around him I'm

1:35:531:35:57

sure he'll be fine.

1:35:571:35:58

Neville deleted his Twitter account

last night after he some

1:35:581:36:01

of his social media

posts were discovered.

1:36:011:36:03

Back to 2012, he had said,

"Morning men, couple of hours

1:36:031:36:06

cricket before

work sets me up nicely for the day."

1:36:061:36:08

When people responded asking

whether he would address women,

1:36:081:36:11

he wrote, "When I said morning

men I thought the women

1:36:111:36:14

would of been busy preparing

breakfast/getting kids ready/making

1:36:141:36:16

beds.

1:36:161:36:16

Sorry, morning women!"

1:36:161:36:17

Manchester City are the first team

into the final of the Carabao Cup.

1:36:171:36:21

They beat Bristol City 3-2

on the night, 5-3 on aggregate

1:36:211:36:24

thanks to goals from Leroy Sane,

Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne.

1:36:241:36:27

It brings an end to the Championship

side's remarkable cup run which has

1:36:271:36:30

seen them beat Manchester United

along the way, and gives

1:36:301:36:33

Pep Guardiola his first chance

to manage City in a cup final.

1:36:331:36:36

Well, tonight, Arsenal and Chelsea

go the other place in the final.

1:36:361:36:40

It's poised at 0-0 on aggregate

after a goalless first leg

1:36:401:36:43

at Stamford Bridge.

1:36:431:36:44

It's an important game.

1:36:441:36:45

We want to go to the final.

1:36:451:36:46

We have an opportunity to do it

at home against Chelsea.

1:36:461:36:49

I think the two teams know

each other very well.

1:36:491:36:52

I think the first leg was very

blocked, I think the second leg

1:36:521:36:56

will certainly be more open

because at some stage the teams

1:36:561:36:59

will have to open up to try to win

the game so it should be much more

1:36:591:37:03

spectacular than the first one.

1:37:031:37:05

Celtic came from behind

in their Glasgow derby

1:37:051:37:07

at Partick Thistle to win 2-1.

1:37:071:37:09

Partick had taken the lead

through a penalty,

1:37:091:37:11

but Celtic equalised with a penalty

of their own before Leigh Griffiths

1:37:111:37:14

scored the winner

in the second half.

1:37:141:37:16

That win stretches the Premiership

champions' lead at the top

1:37:161:37:19

of the table to 11 points.

1:37:191:37:27

After beating Novak

Djockavic in the previous

1:37:281:37:30

round 21-year-old Hyeon Chung

has become the first

1:37:301:37:32

South Korean Grand Slam

semi-finalist with a straight-set

1:37:321:37:34

win over American Tennys Sandgren

at the Australian Open.

1:37:341:37:39

He's the youngest grand slam semi

finalist for eight years. He will

1:37:391:37:43

play Roger Federer or Tomas Berdych,

who play later this morning. Simona

1:37:431:37:51

Halep bid Karolina Pliskova to reach

the women's semifinals. She will

1:37:511:37:56

play Angelique Kerber in the last

four after the German bid Madison

1:37:561:38:00

Keys earlier this morning. -- beat.

1:38:001:38:05

Crowdfunded athletes Mica McNeill

and Mica Moore have been included

1:38:051:38:08

in Great Britain's bobsleigh team

1:38:081:38:09

of ten for the Winter Olympics in

Pyeongchang.

1:38:091:38:11

The pair were only able to compete

on the World Cup circuit

1:38:111:38:15

this season after raising more

than £30,000

1:38:151:38:17

following an overspend

by the governing body.

1:38:171:38:19

They finished in the top ten in four

of their eight World Cup races.

1:38:191:38:27

And if you were watching

the programme yesterday you'll have

1:38:311:38:34

seen the unique way Manchester

United revealed their latest signing

1:38:341:38:37

Alexis Sanchez on Twitter.

1:38:371:38:38

Well, it seems some other teams have

been inspired by United's

1:38:381:38:41

social media efforts,

this is Scottish Premiership side

1:38:411:38:43

Motherwell's big reveal

for their latest signing,

1:38:431:38:45

former Harlepool United

defender Pete Hartley.

1:38:451:38:47

You'll notice he too has gone

for his first name on the back

1:38:471:38:50

of his shirt, but Pete doesn't seem

to have Alexis' piano skills.

1:38:501:38:55

My son does the shoulder shuffle!

There's so many things I love about

1:38:551:39:00

that, including the pouring rain.

To

add to the drama... And then this.

1:39:001:39:04

That's a shame! I want more

parodies, bring them on!

Very

1:39:041:39:09

clever, enjoying that!

1:39:091:39:12

An 11-year-old from Wales is set

to be one of the youngest ever

1:39:121:39:16

competitors to take part

in the Commonwealth Games.

1:39:161:39:18

Anna Hursey will compete

in the table tennis

1:39:181:39:20

on Australia's Gold Coast in April.

1:39:201:39:22

She joins us now from Cardiff.

1:39:221:39:26

Good morning to you.

Hello!

Lovely

to have you on the programme. Tell

1:39:261:39:34

us about the moment, Anna, when you

were told you were going to

1:39:341:39:39

Australia for the Commonwealth

Games?

I was really excited, happy,

1:39:391:39:43

nervous. Yeah, so...

That's great to

hear. You're not just going for the

1:39:431:39:53

experience, are you? What are your

hopes and dreams when you go to

1:39:531:39:58

Australia, what are you hoping to

come back with?

Hopefully we could

1:39:581:40:02

win any metal really, like try to

compete, improve.

Tell us about...

1:40:021:40:10

You're only 11 and you're playing

table tennis to a really high

1:40:101:40:13

standard, at what age did you start

getting into the sport and how did

1:40:131:40:17

you get into it in the first place?

I started when I was five and my dad

1:40:171:40:23

used to play table tennis, that's

how I started.

So your dad passed to

1:40:231:40:28

blame and you spend a bit of time in

China as well, didn't you? -- your

1:40:281:40:33

dap to blame. How do you fit it in?

You're at school so how do you fit

1:40:331:40:39

it in?

-- your dad pass to blame. I

practise most days and I practise at

1:40:391:40:47

Cardiff City and Sport Wales.

Do you

practise at home?

They're building a

1:40:471:40:56

little room in our garden. As soon

as that goes up on going to be

1:40:561:41:02

practising there.

What are your

hopes and dreams, do you want to be

1:41:021:41:06

a professional when you get older?

Yeah, hopefully I can go to the

1:41:061:41:11

Olympics and win a medal.

So when

you're preparing for... Commonwealth

1:41:111:41:16

Games will be huge but when you're

preparing for a big match, what do

1:41:161:41:19

you go through? Do you have a set

routine, do you listen to music in

1:41:191:41:24

the buildup? How do you get loosened

up for an important game?

Yeah, I

1:41:241:41:30

listen to music. I warm up, run

around while listening to music.

1:41:301:41:36

Here's the important question, I

used to play table tennis with my

1:41:361:41:39

dad across our kitchen table, which

is a bit smaller than a conventional

1:41:391:41:43

table tennis table, but I do

remember the first time I ever beat

1:41:431:41:47

my dad, which was significant in my

household. Have you beaten either of

1:41:471:41:51

your parents and what was it like

when you beat your dad for the first

1:41:511:41:55

time?

I think I'd beat my dad when I

was eight. -- I beat. My mum doesn't

1:41:551:42:03

really play but my brother does as

well stop why do you beat your

1:42:031:42:07

brother? Yeah. I think it was when I

was about eight as well.

-- my mum

1:42:071:42:14

doesn't really play but my brother

does as well. Do you beat your

1:42:141:42:20

brother? How do they react?

They worked so I could beat them so

1:42:201:42:27

they were really happy that they

know I improve.

It's been great to

1:42:271:42:32

talk to you, we hope you really

enjoy the Commonwealth games.

1:42:321:42:36

There's lots of experiences as an

11-year-old but enjoy that and

1:42:361:42:40

hopefully we will speak to you

afterwards, thanks very much, Anna,

1:42:401:42:44

and all the best. Thank you.

Talking about mesmerising pictures,

1:42:441:42:49

we were showing new pictures when

you were talking to her and she

1:42:491:42:55

looks fantastic, you can see them on

social media.

I beat my dad when I

1:42:551:43:00

was 15! To beat them at the age of

eight!

Very talented! She clearly

1:43:001:43:06

has the skill.

1:43:061:43:16

It was the National Television

Awards last night and there

1:43:191:43:22

was another big win for Ant and Dec.

1:43:221:43:27

It's the night when the UK

celebrates its most popular shows.

1:43:271:43:31

One of the night's big winners,

revenge drama Doctor Foster. It took

1:43:311:43:36

home best drama and its star Saran

Jones took home best drama

1:43:361:43:40

performance.

Wow, thank you so much,

what a night, we are so thrilled.

1:43:401:43:46

And the National Television Awards

goes to... The best comedy award

1:43:461:43:50

went to...

Peter Kay's Car Share.

Peter Kay, whose cancelled future

1:43:501:44:00

work projects because of unforeseen

family circumstances, wasn't at the

1:44:001:44:04

awards. His co-star, John Gibson,

said he'd be thrilled by the wind.

I

1:44:041:44:09

love this, love it! In the talent

show category it was won by Strictly

1:44:091:44:16

Come Dancing.

I'd like to dedicate

this award to my friend, and yours,

1:44:161:44:21

the one and only serve Bruce

Forsyth. And I'd like to say thank

1:44:211:44:29

you for the memories.

The

entertainment award named after Sir

1:44:291:44:34

Bruce was presented by his widow too

of Britain's best-known faces.

Ant

1:44:341:44:39

and Dec, Saturday night Takeaway.

They also won the presenter prize

1:44:391:44:43

for the 17th time and Ant made

reference to his spell in rehab for

1:44:431:44:51

alcohol and painkiller addiction.

It's been quite a 12 months, thank

1:44:511:44:54

you for all of your support, it's

really meant the world to me, it's

1:44:541:44:58

help me get through, and thanks to

you, little guy, I love you, thank

1:44:581:45:03

you!

The crime drama prize went to

the final series of Broadchurch

1:45:031:45:06

which followed a rape investigation.

One of its stars, Jodie Whittaker,

1:45:061:45:11

now the first female Doctor Who,

page tribute to victims of sexual

1:45:111:45:16

violence.

We would like to dedicate this award

1:45:161:45:18

to the survivors of sexual assault

and all the brilliant people

1:45:181:45:22

nationwide who have worked to

support them. Thank you very, very

1:45:221:45:27

and there was a standing ovation for

Sir David Attenborough, presenter of

1:45:271:45:32

Blue Planet II, winner of the Impact

awards.

1:45:321:45:36

If our television programmes have

helped spur the consciences of

1:45:361:45:42

people around the world and we are

going to do something about the

1:45:421:45:50

world, then all of us will be very

pleased.

1:45:501:45:53

His series, one that aimed to both

entertain millions and to make a

1:45:531:45:58

real difference. Lizo Mzimba, BBC

News.

1:45:581:46:05

It was brilliant, wasn't it?

1:46:061:46:07

It was brilliant, wasn't it? I will

have to watch it again, because it

1:46:071:46:11

was so good.

We got the DVD to

Christmas. It's on in our house all

1:46:111:46:16

the time. I do watch other stuff.

I

don't know how you have so much time

1:46:161:46:24

to watch TV.

What's going on?

1:46:241:46:31

Storm Georgina named by the Irish

weather service. Bringing gales

1:46:311:46:36

across heavy -- many parts.

1:46:361:46:42

across heavy -- many parts. Checking

with BBC local radio before you head

1:46:421:46:44

out.

1:46:441:46:51

out. Widely, 60, 70 miles per hour.

Rain pushing south and east. A 20

1:46:511:47:02

minute spell. Stronger winds close

to the centre of storm Georgina.

1:47:021:47:17

to the centre of storm Georgina. A

mixture of son Simon showers through

1:47:171:47:20

the rush-hour. After a wet strath --

after a wet start across Cumbria,

1:47:201:47:25

things dry. There is that narrow

band of heavy rains spreading

1:47:251:47:29

through the Midlands, parts of

south-west England. The south-east,

1:47:291:47:35

drive the moment. But your we'll see

some of the strongest winds and the

1:47:351:47:43

wettest conditions. Across England

and Wales, brighter weather for the

1:47:431:47:47

afternoon. A few passing showers.

Still windy across the of Scotland.

1:47:471:47:57

13, 14 Celsius.

1:47:571:48:02

13, 14 Celsius. Showers in the West.

A bit wintry over the high ground of

1:48:061:48:09

Scotland. Temperatures into tomorrow

morning lower than this morning. A

1:48:091:48:14

warm jacket for tomorrow morning.

Some frost around eastern areas. A

1:48:141:48:19

lot of dry and bright weather to

start the day. Lasting longest

1:48:191:48:24

across parts of Northern Ireland.

Pushing eastwards. A few of you will

1:48:241:48:29

see showers later on. Some will stay

completely dry. Temperatures much

1:48:291:48:34

like this afternoon in single

figures the most of you. Some cooler

1:48:341:48:37

weather on the way. Friday will be

the frost is start to the week.

1:48:371:48:45

Particularly across the western half

of the UK. Want to showers to start

1:48:451:48:49

Friday. Most will have a dry and

bright afternoon with some sunny

1:48:491:48:53

spells. Changes on the way out. A

quick heads up, some rains spreading

1:48:531:48:59

eastwards. Double figures for as we

go into Sunday. Lots of cloud around

1:48:591:49:08

but if you didn't enjoy -- enjoy the

chill of last weekend, it will be

1:49:081:49:13

milder.

1:49:131:49:20

Steph has been at a toy feral

morning. I will hand it over to her

1:49:201:49:25

little friends.

Good morning everyone, we have

1:49:251:49:32

Freya, Philip and Evelyn. The toy

industry is huge. We spend over £3

1:49:321:49:41

billion on toys last year. We spent

over 3 billion on toys. As the

1:49:411:49:49

previous year. A couple of

toymakers. Also, we will talk about

1:49:491:49:57

the wider picture in the industry.

You have invented a toy? Me and my

1:49:571:50:02

partner Matthew met in art class at

14 and we are providing an

1:50:021:50:07

environmentally friendly affordable

option for classes. We have made

1:50:071:50:15

these for the toy fair.

So

basically, you build things.

How did

1:50:151:50:20

you come up with this? We have

always enjoyed with playing things

1:50:201:50:24

like Lego. There is joy in the

challenge of building. We wanted to

1:50:241:50:29

challenge and think about how it is

made and where it ends up after it's

1:50:291:50:33

been played with. We made these from

sustainable resource material.

1:50:331:50:39

That's the idea. Building a new

world.

Good luck with it. Johnny,

1:50:391:50:45

will from one of the bigger

toymakers.

We had a good year of

1:50:451:50:52

growth last year at Jazzwares. We

have to toy lines which are working

1:50:521:50:57

well. One of them is called

Fingerlings, very cute interactive

1:50:571:51:05

pets. They respond to touch, 40

animations, very popular. They will

1:51:051:51:11

come out in unicorns and also

sloths.

You have robots.

This year,

1:51:111:51:17

the movies have been very successful

but they haven't translated to toy

1:51:171:51:24

sales. Video games have been

popular. Mine craft is one of them.

1:51:241:51:31

Roadblocks now is three popular.

It's really resonating with a

1:51:311:51:36

younger audience.

A top industry. We

have seen toy sales fall last year.

1:51:361:51:42

It is a tough market. The toy

business always fights back. It's

1:51:421:51:51

important to be innovative and have

the right price points.

It will be a

1:51:511:51:56

good year for everyone in toys.

A

quick chat to Emily from retail

1:51:561:52:03

week. Tells a bit about is going on.

The toy industry is in good health.

1:52:031:52:13

It is increased 17% over the last

five years because it is quite

1:52:131:52:16

resilient. At the same time, some

interesting challenges going on

1:52:161:52:22

especially over Christmas. The

Brexit vote, the value of sterling

1:52:221:52:27

has gone down.

1:52:271:52:33

has gone down. At the same time, you

have a nervous consumer.

1:52:351:52:42

have a nervous consumer. Christmas,

we saw a spike.

George, I'm going to

1:52:471:52:50

leave you with young George Chia.

While I head off.

1:52:501:52:59

How good is that? Can I have one?

This is the Wii 's's Christmas

1:53:061:53:17

present you got me this year. We

were talking about Blue Planet. We

1:53:171:53:24

don't use single use plastic

bottles.

I spent a lot of time

1:53:241:53:29

choosing that. Anybody else called

Dan who works on BBC Breakfast, I

1:53:291:53:35

will pass it to you.

1:53:351:53:39

If you've been to a concert

recently, you may have noticed

1:53:391:53:45

an extra performer at

the side of the stage.

1:53:451:53:47

People who are deaf

have the right to request

1:53:471:53:49

sign language interpreters.

1:53:491:53:50

But when a mum bought her

daughter tickets to see

1:53:501:53:53

Little Mix, she had to threaten

legal action to make the promoter

1:53:531:53:56

provide a signer.

1:53:561:53:57

Now she's suing them because that

signer was present only

1:53:571:54:00

for the main act.

1:54:001:54:02

Our legal correspondent

Clive Coleman reports.

1:54:021:54:03

Kate, Mary and her friend Megan

are massive Little Mix fans.

1:54:031:54:06

Last year Kate's Mum Sally bought

tickets to see the band in concert.

1:54:061:54:11

Sally's death and booked

for her and to their friends to go

1:54:111:54:14

with her daughters.

1:54:141:54:17

She asked the organisers, LHG Live,

to provide a British

1:54:171:54:21

sign language interpreter.

1:54:211:54:24

We asked two or three times

initially, please can you provide

1:54:241:54:27

the interpreter for us.

1:54:271:54:33

The explanation we got back was just

a no, we didn't have any

1:54:331:54:36

reason behind it.

1:54:361:54:37

Eventually we became so frustrated

and I wanted to share the same

1:54:371:54:40

experience my daughter had

and my friends were there too,

1:54:401:54:43

they just wanted

access to the songs.

1:54:431:54:45

Under the Equality Act,

any organisation providing a service

1:54:451:54:49

to the public is under a duty

to make reasonable adjustments

1:54:491:54:52

to ensure disabled people's

experience is as close as possible

1:54:521:54:55

to those without a disability.

1:54:551:54:56

With just days to go before

the concert and no interpreter

1:54:561:55:02

in place, Sally took

an unprecedented legal step.

1:55:021:55:04

She instructed lawyers to apply

for a court injunction to force LHG

1:55:041:55:07

Live to provide a British sign

language interpreter,

1:55:071:55:15

and it worked.

1:55:161:55:22

The girls and their mums got to go

to the concert and when Little Mix

1:55:221:55:26

took to the stage, their lyrics

were interpreted for Sally

1:55:261:55:34

and her friends.

1:55:341:55:34

But earlier on there

were two supporting acts.

1:55:341:55:37

An interpreter hadn't been

booked to cover them.

1:55:371:55:42

I felt we were really part

of the Little Mix experience

1:55:421:55:45

and because it was so good

I realised we'd missed out

1:55:451:55:48

on the first two acts.

1:55:481:55:50

It was very much a disparitive

experience to everyone else,

1:55:501:55:53

we got only access to the last act.

1:55:531:55:56

If you went to see a film can

you imagine only having access

1:55:561:56:00

to the last 20 minutes?

1:56:001:56:01

The music promoters for venues have

to be aware that we've paid

1:56:011:56:04

for our ticket the same

as everyone else.

1:56:041:56:07

In a statement LHG Live told

the BBC:

1:56:071:56:14

For Kate and Mary,

there's only one thing that matters.

1:56:251:56:28

Because I really love my mum

and I really want her to come

1:56:281:56:32

to the concerts with me.

1:56:321:56:34

Clive Coleman, BBC News.

1:56:341:56:42

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

1:56:452:00:08

Good morning - it's

Wednesday 24th January.

2:00:152:00:22

A arise in the number of

prosecutions collapsing because of

2:00:222:00:26

mistakes in the evidence of. Figures

show a 70% rise in cases being

2:00:262:00:32

dropped because information was

incorrectly handled by police and

2:00:322:00:35

prosecutors.

2:00:352:00:45

Also this morning...

2:00:472:00:49

The level of addiction to drugs

2:00:492:00:51

like painkillers and antidepressants

is to be investigated

2:00:512:00:53

by health officials -

ministers describe it

2:00:532:00:57

as a growing problem.

2:00:572:01:05

Dame Tessa Jowell speaks for the

first time after being diagnosed

2:01:062:01:10

with a severe form of brain cancer.

Good morning. We've spent over £3

2:01:102:01:18

billion last year on toys, which is

down on last year, and I'm looking

2:01:182:01:24

at why.

2:01:242:01:27

Good morning.

2:01:272:01:28

In sport, Phil Neville

is the new England women's manager.

2:01:282:01:31

But the former Manchester United

and England defender's lack

2:01:312:01:33

of managerial experience has

been pointed out.

2:01:332:01:34

Three trophies at the

National Television Awards

2:01:342:01:36

for presenters Ant and Dec -

and a heartfelt speech from Ant

2:01:362:01:39

after spending time in rehab.

2:01:392:01:44

It's been a very emotional night

tonight. It's been quite a year,

2:01:442:01:49

quite a tough 12 months. So, winning

this really means a lot.

2:01:492:01:54

And Matt has the weather.

2:01:542:02:00

With us this morning, severe gales

with Storm Georgina and some pretty

2:02:002:02:05

intense rain in the morning

rush-hour. All that it else coming

2:02:052:02:08

up in the next 15 minutes.

2:02:082:02:12

First, our main story.

2:02:122:02:12

The number of prosecutions

which have collapsed because police

2:02:122:02:18

or prosecutors didn't follow rules

about disclosing evidence has risen

2:02:182:02:20

by 70% in England and Wales

over the past two years.

2:02:202:02:23

Proceedings were dropped

against more than 900 people

2:02:232:02:25

in the year to last April,

because of problems with evidence.

2:02:252:02:28

Our home affairs correspondent

Danny Shaw reports.

2:02:282:02:30

I was relieved not only for myself

but also everyone that's been

2:02:302:02:33

with me every step of the way.

2:02:332:02:35

Under investigation

for rape for two years,

2:02:352:02:37

Liam Allen's life was on hold.

2:02:372:02:39

Then, three days into his trial,

his legal team received

2:02:392:02:42

crucial information,

and the prosecution was halted.

2:02:422:02:45

The case highlighted

problems with disclosure,

2:02:452:02:49

the duty on police and prosecutors

to pass on material which might

2:02:492:02:53

assist the defence case

or undermine the prosecution's.

2:02:532:02:57

BBC News has obtained figures on how

many people have been cleared or had

2:02:572:03:01

allegations dropped against them

because of disclosure failings.

2:03:012:03:04

In 2014-15, proceedings

were halted against 537 people.

2:03:042:03:11

By last year, that

number had risen to 916.

2:03:112:03:16

That's a 70% increase in two years

in the number of defendants cleared

2:03:162:03:19

after disclosure failings emerged.

2:03:192:03:25

The publics have to have confidence

in the criminal justice system.

2:03:252:03:33

Without that, how can you expect

anybody to respect the law and to

2:03:332:03:37

have confidence in a civilised

society? These are fundamental and

2:03:372:03:43

will for the statistics to be, that

is 0.15% or whatever it might be, I

2:03:432:03:49

think there is an element of

irresponsibility.

2:03:492:03:56

The Crown Prosecution Service

pointed out that the number of cases

2:03:562:03:59

which failed because of disclosure

issues represented only a fraction,

2:03:592:04:01

0.15% of all prosecutions.

2:04:012:04:02

But the CPS said that was still too

many and it would take a collective

2:04:022:04:06

effort across the criminal justice

system to bring

2:04:062:04:08

about an improvement.

2:04:082:04:09

Danny Shaw, BBC News.

2:04:092:04:16

One in every 11 patients in England

is being prescribed medication

2:04:162:04:19

which could be addictive,

or difficult to stop taking,

2:04:192:04:21

according to new NHS data.

2:04:212:04:24

Public Health England is launching

a year-long review into what it

2:04:242:04:26

calls a growing problem

of prescription drug addiction.

2:04:262:04:28

Alexandra Mackenzie has more.

2:04:282:04:31

Routine prescription drugs.

2:04:312:04:32

Most of us use them

and suffer no ill effects.

2:04:322:04:35

But for some, powerful and commonly

prescribed the drugs like codeine,

2:04:352:04:41

But for some, powerful and commonly

prescribed drugs like codeine,

2:04:412:04:43

morphine or tramadol can lead

to a crippling and potentially

2:04:432:04:45

fatal addiction.

2:04:452:04:46

The problem could start

with a legitimate prescription or

2:04:462:04:51

medication following an operation.

2:04:512:04:54

A patient becomes dependent and some

drugs are then cheap

2:04:542:04:57

and easily available.

2:04:572:04:58

Prescriptions for addictive

medicines have risen

2:04:582:05:00

by 3% in five years.

2:05:002:05:05

The use of antidepressants has more

than doubled in the past decade.

2:05:052:05:11

And 8.9%, or one in 11 of all

patients, have been prescribed

2:05:112:05:13

a potentially addictive drug.

2:05:132:05:18

Dependence on prescription drugs,

particularly opioids,

2:05:182:05:21

has become a massive problem

in the United States.

2:05:212:05:25

This new review by Public Health

England will last a year.

2:05:252:05:29

Its aim is to establish just

how serious an issue

2:05:292:05:33

it is here and what needs to be done

to prevent more lives

2:05:332:05:36

being ruined by addiction.

2:05:362:05:37

Alexander Mackenzie, BBC News.

2:05:372:05:43

Alexandra Mackenzie, BBC News.

2:05:432:05:49

Liam Fox, the International Trade

Secretary, has told BBC Breakfast

2:05:492:05:53

the government is providing enough

money for the NHS.

2:05:532:05:56

His comments come after

Boris Johnson let it be known

2:05:562:05:58

he would push in cabinet for more

funding for the service.

2:05:582:06:01

Dr Fox a was speaking

from the World Economic Forum

2:06:012:06:03

in Davos, where he is hoping to lay

the foundations for

2:06:032:06:06

post-Brexit trade deals.

2:06:062:06:13

I think it's very clear where our

direction of travel is on health. We

2:06:132:06:19

will have spent £16 billion more by

2020. We've seen edge good afternoon

2:06:192:06:23

for winter pressures this year, so

the money is going in. If we have to

2:06:232:06:27

have a debate in this country about

how we spend that money, how we get

2:06:272:06:31

better efficiency in the Health

Service and make sure that more

2:06:312:06:33

money goes to patients, I think that

would be a good thing, as an ex-GP

2:06:332:06:39

myself.

2:06:392:06:43

A former USA gymnastics team doctor

who has admitted sexually abusing

2:06:432:06:46

dozens of girls is due to be

sentenced later today.

2:06:462:06:48

Many of his victims were Team

USA Olympic gymnasts,

2:06:482:06:50

including four-time champion Simone

Biles.

2:06:502:06:51

The BBC's Rajini

Vaidyanathan has more.

2:06:512:06:53

Larry Nassar has already pleaded

guilty to ten counts of sex abuse.

2:06:532:06:56

As part of his sentencing,

the judge invited any other

2:06:562:06:58

of his victims to come forward.

2:06:582:07:01

More than 150 did.

2:07:012:07:03

18-year-old Emily Morales

was one of them.

2:07:032:07:07

I still believed in you and had

sympathy for you, how

2:07:072:07:10

could I have been so naive?

2:07:102:07:14

How could a person that I thought

to be so genuine and kind and caring

2:07:142:07:17

be in fact the opposite?

2:07:172:07:20

I will never understand.

2:07:202:07:24

But now that I've said that,

I want you to look at me,

2:07:242:07:27

I believe in forgiveness,

Larry.

2:07:272:07:33

Larry Nassar's due

to be sentenced today.

2:07:332:07:34

Many of the women also

want him to show remorse.

2:07:342:07:39

I want you to apologise

to me right here.

2:07:392:07:43

I want to forgive you but I also

want to hear you tell me you regret

2:07:432:07:47

all of the hurt you caused.

2:07:472:07:50

Thank you.

2:07:502:07:53

The judge has described the women

who've shared their stories

2:07:532:07:56

as sister survivors.

2:07:562:07:58

Their testimony has been

harrowing but also inspiring.

2:07:582:08:01

It takes a lot for a survivor of sex

abuse to relive their ordeal.

2:08:012:08:04

It's even harder to do that in front

of their attacker in court.

2:08:042:08:08

Rajini Vaidyanathan,

BBC News, Lansing, Michigan.

2:08:082:08:15

Talks aimed at restoring

the power-sharing executive

2:08:152:08:17

in Northern Ireland are due

to start later today.

2:08:172:08:21

Newly-appointed Northern Ireland

Secretary Karen Bradley will attend

2:08:212:08:24

the talks at Stormont,

along with representatives

2:08:242:08:26

from the region's five main parties.

2:08:262:08:28

There hasn't been a functioning

executive for over a year.

2:08:282:08:31

The coalition between

the Democratic Unionists

2:08:312:08:34

and Sinn Fein collapsed last

January.

2:08:342:08:41

Stars of the small screen

were on the red carpet last night

2:08:412:08:44

for the annual National Television

Awards.

2:08:442:08:45

Best Drama was won by the BBC

series Doctor Foster,

2:08:452:08:48

with its star Suranne Jones taking

home Best Drama Performance.

2:08:482:08:50

Ant and Dec were

the biggest winners.

2:08:502:08:52

They were named best

presenters for the 17th time,

2:08:522:08:55

and also picked up the first ever

Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award.

2:08:552:09:03

It's been a very emotional night

tonight. It's been quite a year,

2:09:062:09:13

quite a tough 12 months, so winning

this tonight really, really means a

2:09:132:09:16

lot. I would personally like to

thank all of my family and friends,

2:09:162:09:21

some of whom are here tonight. Thank

you to all of you for your support,

2:09:212:09:26

it really, really means the world to

me, and thanks to the little guy! I

2:09:262:09:29

love you, man!

Hold it, let's not

cry!

I'm not sure they'll ever stop!

2:09:292:09:42

Health officials are

launching a review into

2:09:432:09:45

prescription drug addiction.

2:09:452:09:46

Public Health England says

it is becoming a growing problem.

2:09:462:09:48

The latest figures show

the prescribing of addictive

2:09:482:09:51

medicines has increased by 3%

over five years.

2:09:512:09:55

Pete Burkenshaw, from Public Health

England, is with us now.

2:09:552:09:58

And Tabitha Dow joins

us from London.

2:09:582:09:59

She's been dependent

on anti-depressants

2:09:592:10:00

that she was prescribed

four years ago.

2:10:002:10:08

Tabitha, I wonder if you could tell

us your story is bass why were you

2:10:082:10:13

prescribed them and what has been

the journey since then?

I was

2:10:132:10:16

prescribed it to two years ago, in

2014. I was prescribed it for

2:10:162:10:22

chronic migraines and depression, it

was suggested by a neurologist at

2:10:222:10:29

the National Migraine Centre. And

then my GP subsequently prescribed

2:10:292:10:31

it for me.

And how did it help and

how has it affected you?

So, it

2:10:312:10:36

didn't help with my depression and

migraines. I was on it for under a

2:10:362:10:41

year. So I went to my GP and said

that I wanted to come of it because

2:10:412:10:45

there was no point being on it any

more. When I tried to reduce it I

2:10:452:10:51

followed my GP's tapering guidelines

to try and come off it and

2:10:512:10:56

experienced unbearable withdrawal

symptoms. I was in bed for weeks,

2:10:562:10:59

unable to cope with how I was

feeling. I had intense, crushing

2:10:592:11:04

head pressure in my forehead, which

I still have now, not to the same

2:11:042:11:08

degree but I still wake up with it

every morning to years later.

2:11:082:11:13

Chronic fatigue, my mood plummeted

to worse than it was before I took

2:11:132:11:18

the antidepressant. I had a feeling

of my brain feeling like it was

2:11:182:11:21

moving from side to side, and then a

chemical, metal, shimmering

2:11:212:11:28

sensation in my forehead and an

overwhelming feeling as though I was

2:11:282:11:31

connected to an electrical current

in my body, these tremors in my body

2:11:312:11:35

which I still wake up with every

morning. And when I contacted a

2:11:352:11:40

couple of GPs over the phone as it

were I could not go and see them

2:11:402:11:43

because I was in bed at home, none

of them could help me and they could

2:11:432:11:47

not advise me what to do.

Dear me!

Be, how would a review help people

2:11:472:11:54

like Tabitha and others with the

same experience?

We know that the

2:11:542:11:57

number of prescriptions is going up,

so we want to do a full review to

2:11:572:12:01

really understand the causes, the

harm, how we can prevent this

2:12:012:12:06

happening and understand what the

best response would be to support

2:12:062:12:10

people like Tabitha.

And one of the

concerns is an inability to be able

2:12:102:12:15

to give the drugs up, is that one of

your main concerns?

Some of these

2:12:152:12:20

drugs are dependency forming and

with antidepressants people

2:12:202:12:25

experience a withdrawal syndrome.

Clearly that is one of the key

2:12:252:12:28

focuses. We need to remember that

for some people these drugs are very

2:12:282:12:32

helpful, and there is an evidence

base for some of their use. We need

2:12:322:12:36

to maintain that. And I think one of

the outcomes we may be looking at is

2:12:362:12:42

kind of more purposeful prescribing,

more review, to make sure that the

2:12:422:12:47

situations that have been described

don't happen.

Tabitha, do you know

2:12:472:12:50

of many other people who are going

through similar problems?

Yes,

2:12:502:12:55

definitely. I feel that when I'm

here today I'm not just speaking

2:12:552:13:00

about my own story, I'm speaking on

behalf of thousands of other people.

2:13:002:13:03

I have not met any of these people

face-to-face, they're all online in

2:13:032:13:08

various Facebook support groups that

I've joined. One of them is an

2:13:082:13:15

American -based support group which

has been a life-saver for me. There

2:13:152:13:18

are hundreds of people in there not

just in the UK but worldwide who are

2:13:182:13:25

struggling with dependence on

pearler fax and and they are not

2:13:252:13:28

getting support from their GPs.

There is another support group which

2:13:282:13:30

I am in which is not just for that

particular drug it is for other

2:13:302:13:36

rented a persons. There are so many

people in that group who are

2:13:362:13:42

struggling to get help from their

GPs and specialists, not just

2:13:422:13:47

because of withdrawal from

prescribed drugs but also adversary

2:13:472:13:51

actions as well. -- venlafaxine.

One

thing we talked about is the

2:13:512:13:57

increase in these type of drugs

being prescribed. And why have you

2:13:572:14:02

at this point got an indication of

why that is happening?

I don't think

2:14:022:14:05

we have at this point and I do not

want to pre-empt the review. This is

2:14:052:14:09

going to be quite a long process,

we're going to take a year to have a

2:14:092:14:14

really thorough look at, engage with

all relevant stakeholders and

2:14:142:14:18

academics and medics and really have

a thorough look at the evidence.

2:14:182:14:22

From this country and

internationally and also have a look

2:14:222:14:25

at how other countries have

responded to this as well.

And find

2:14:252:14:29

out how many people are Singh

position as Tabitha?

That is a key

2:14:292:14:34

thing, but in a much clearer handle

on the prevalence of the problem. We

2:14:342:14:38

know the number of prescriptions is

going up but we do not have a clear

2:14:382:14:42

handle on the number of problems

2:14:422:14:48

Lots of heavy rain around and some

strong winds. It is leading to

2:15:332:15:36

restrictions on bridges. Some

problems with flooding due to the

2:15:362:15:38

overnight rain.

2:15:382:15:45

overnight rain. The gusts are still

strengthening across north-west

2:15:452:15:49

Scotland, 85 mph in the Hebrides,

and widely 50-60 miles an hour over

2:15:492:15:54

England and Wales. This cold front

is working its way through the

2:15:542:15:57

Midlands and Lincolnshire and the

south-west of England, and narrow

2:15:572:16:01

band of intense rain here. Towards

the north and west, the strongest

2:16:012:16:06

winds linked into the presence of

Storm Georgina. The winds will ease

2:16:062:16:16

down compared to the moment.

Brightening up through this morning

2:16:162:16:23

across the north-west of England,

and even east of the Pennines by

2:16:232:16:26

10am. Heavy rain is moving through

the south-west and the Midlands at

2:16:262:16:30

the moment. It will be with us for a

few hours. A narrow band of about 20

2:16:302:16:37

minutes of intense rain, making its

way into the south-east throughout

2:16:372:16:40

the morning. The strongest winds are

here and across the far north-east

2:16:402:16:48

of Scotland. A mixture of sunshine

and showers for many, some of the

2:16:482:16:50

showers on the heavy side, wintry on

the higher ground of Scotland.

2:16:502:16:56

Temperatures will drop into single

figures later. That leaders into

2:16:562:17:00

colder night than last night. Enough

of a breeze to stop the frost for

2:17:002:17:04

many. Eastern areas will have the

driest and clearest conditions. A

2:17:042:17:10

touch of frost into tomorrow

morning. Nowhere near as windy as

2:17:102:17:14

this morning, and nowhere near as

wet. Many areas will stay dry with

2:17:142:17:20

sunny spells throughout the day.

There will be spells of rain in

2:17:202:17:25

northern England and southern

Scotland in the afternoon, and a few

2:17:252:17:29

showers will edge eastward.

Temperatures are around where they

2:17:292:17:36

should be for the time of year. A

ridge of high pressure building in

2:17:362:17:39

on Friday. A few showers on Friday

morning in eastern parts of England,

2:17:392:17:43

still a bit of a breezy. But

elsewhere, a chilly start to the

2:17:432:17:47

morning, a widespread frost,

particularly in the West. Most

2:17:472:17:51

places dry with some sunny spells.

If you have plans for the weekend,

2:17:512:17:55

lots of cloud rolling in on

Saturday, outbreaks of rain

2:17:552:18:01

spreading to the east. Temperatures

will be back to double figures by

2:18:012:18:05

Sunday. A good way upon what we saw

the same time last week. Very stormy

2:18:052:18:10

out there this morning, but things

turned milder by the weekend. Back

2:18:102:18:13

to you.

2:18:132:18:21

The former Labour Cabinet Minister

Dame Tessa Jowell has

2:18:212:18:23

spoken about her diagnosis

of a particularly aggressive

2:18:232:18:27

form of brain cancer

called glioblastoma.

2:18:272:18:29

In her first interview since being

told she had the illness,

2:18:292:18:31

the former Culture Secretary has

been speaking to the Today

2:18:312:18:34

programme's Nick Robinson about how

she's determined it will not

2:18:342:18:36

diminish her sense of hope.

2:18:362:18:40

I was diagnosed with an acute and

very serious form of brain cancer.

2:18:402:18:51

It came with absolutely no

expectation.

No warning?

None at

2:18:512:18:56

all. I had not a single apparent

symptom.

You have decided to speak

2:18:562:19:04

in the House of Lords about your

illness and what you think needs to

2:19:042:19:08

be done to help others. Was it a

difficult decision? And why is it

2:19:082:19:13

important to you to go to the Lords

to speak out about this?

It hasn't

2:19:132:19:18

been a difficult decision at all.

This is something that I feel a

2:19:182:19:24

tremendous sense of mission about.

One of the changes you want is a

2:19:242:19:29

change to the way medical research

is carried out. And the phrase that

2:19:292:19:34

is used is adaptive trials - what do

2:19:342:19:36

is carried out. And the phrase that

is used is adaptive trials - what do

2:19:362:19:36

you mean by that?

The important fact

about an adaptive trial means that

2:19:362:19:42

it can

2:19:422:19:49

it can start, not achieve what you

want, and then move onto the next

2:19:492:19:54

version.

You simply have to wait for

a set number of weeks or months?

2:19:542:19:59

Exactly.

And that allowed you to try

more than one think was Mike

2:19:592:20:03

exactly, and that is how we get the

pace of change happening very

2:20:032:20:06

quickly.

So, a patient might say,

I'm willing to take the risk and to

2:20:062:20:14

try three things, whatever the side

effects, because I want to take my

2:20:142:20:18

chances?

That is exactly the kind of

risk that patients should be free to

2:20:182:20:25

take.

Anyone who has had cancer

knows that, particularly for people

2:20:252:20:29

like you, and maybe me as well, the

hardest thing, in a way, is getting

2:20:292:20:34

used to not being in control.

I

don't think that I immediately let

2:20:342:20:40

to the inevitability of cancer. I

think that, to begin with, I felt

2:20:402:20:46

that I would have this tumour, that

it would be operated on, and that

2:20:462:20:55

would be it. It's actually much

harder now, because now, my life is,

2:20:552:21:05

day by day, affected by the tumour.

I've been lucky enough to read the

2:21:052:21:13

speech that you will give to the

House of Lords, and you end with

2:21:132:21:16

some words from Seamus Heaney, the

poet.

He said, I am not afraid. I

2:21:162:21:24

feel very clear about my sense of

purpose and what I want to do. And

2:21:242:21:33

how do I know how long it's going to

last? I'm certainly going to do

2:21:332:21:37

everything I can to make it a very

long time.

2:21:372:21:42

A very powerful interview

with Dame Tessa Jowell.

2:21:422:21:44

She'll be giving the speech

Nick mentioned there

2:21:442:21:46

in the House of Lords tomorrow.

2:21:462:21:52

For the second time this month,

thousands of tourists have been

2:21:522:21:59

stranded in a Swiss ski resort

because of heavy snow. The heavy

2:21:592:22:03

weather has affected parts of Italy

and Austria and the avalanche risk

2:22:032:22:06

has been raised the maximum,

stopping road and rail traffic in

2:22:062:22:12

the. Imaging joins us from

Switzerland. You have unique access

2:22:122:22:15

to see what they are trying to do to

stop the avalanches.

Yes, we have a

2:22:152:22:24

fantastic day across Switzerland, so

the ski resorts will be breathing a

2:22:242:22:27

sigh of relief. The ski slopes are

open so if you are up there and ski

2:22:272:22:35

in, you will have a fantastic day.

Some of the rail and road links are

2:22:352:22:39

still blocked and we expect them to

open again at some point today. But

2:22:392:22:42

when you think of what has been

achieved - three metres of snow in

2:22:422:22:47

about 36 hours over Sunday into

Monday, and a huge risk of

2:22:472:22:52

avalanche. You will see in my

report, I had a bit of a

2:22:522:22:57

behind-the-scenes look at all the

work that goes on to keep that snow,

2:22:572:23:00

however much that is, under control,

and to keep people and roots and

2:23:002:23:06

hotels safe.

2:23:062:23:16

100 years ago, Zermatt was cut off

every winter, all winter.

2:23:202:23:22

To keep this resort accessible

and above all safe today requires

2:23:222:23:25

some behind-the-scenes

very high technology.

2:23:252:23:26

The mountainsides are

monitored and risk-mapped.

2:23:262:23:28

Zermatt is protected by over

60 avalanche towers.

2:23:282:23:30

Each avalanche tower consists

of a metallic tower installed

2:23:302:23:32

in the avalanche starting zone

and there is a deployment box

2:23:322:23:34

placed on that tower.

2:23:342:23:36

In there, there are 12 explosive

charges, electronic controls,

2:23:362:23:39

solar panels to supply

the system with power.

2:23:392:23:45

The towers are best

seen from the air.

2:23:452:23:49

When monitors detect a snow

build-up, the explosives

2:23:492:23:52

are detonated remotely from down

in the valley.

2:23:522:23:54

The air burst creates

a controlled snow slide.

2:23:542:24:02

Exploding towers on every

mountainside may sound alarming

2:24:022:24:10

but today, although more people

are coming to the Alps,

2:24:142:24:16

there are fewer avalanche victims.

2:24:162:24:18

33 years ago, 11 people

died in an avalanche

2:24:182:24:20

on the road to Zermatt.

2:24:202:24:21

Such accidents should

now be prevented.

2:24:212:24:24

TRANSLATION: Nowadays

with new technology we can guarantee

2:24:242:24:25

to a very large extent

people are safe.

2:24:252:24:29

The accidents we used to have

won't happen but of course,

2:24:292:24:32

there is no such thing

as 100% safety.

2:24:322:24:40

Alpine road and rail lines do

still sometimes close,

2:24:412:24:50

but for shorter periods.

2:25:092:25:10

Winter visitors may occasionally

suffer a little delay

2:25:102:25:10

but whenever they arrive,

the view is certainly worth it.

2:25:102:25:10

a whole season. They will have to be

refilled this season. And as I said,

2:25:102:25:15

if you are in the mountains today,

enjoy this skiing, because there is

2:25:152:25:23

more snow forecast for the weekend.

Imaging, thank you very much. A

2:25:232:25:29

beautiful day there. Enjoy. Coming

up later Cole The six Nations kicks

2:25:292:25:34

off next month. We will hear from

Scotland captain John Barclay about

2:25:342:25:42

his side's chances. And we have the

Winter Olympics to look forward to.

2:25:422:25:47

And the debate you started this

morning, why did you start that

2:25:472:25:50

discussion about Gammon? We were

talking about something in the

2:25:502:25:56

paper. About whether spoons. It was

on the front page. They were saying

2:25:562:26:00

they had to withdraw stake, because

they had supplier problems. One of

2:26:002:26:09

the other meats they supplied was

Gammon. I said that was my top meat.

2:26:092:26:13

And you did that face that you do. I

said I would have you ran for some

2:26:132:26:20

Gammon and pineapple. And it turned

your stomach even further.

Thank you

2:26:202:26:24

very much for everyone who supported

me in the no warm Gammon discussion.

2:26:242:26:33

With an egg on top, fried or

poached, your choice, and then

2:26:332:26:37

chips! Have you genuinely never had

that?

I have, and I never want it

2:26:372:26:44

again!

I retracted the offer of a

meal at my house, then! Do send in

2:26:442:26:53

your messages. Time to get the

travel, news and weather wherever

2:26:532:26:57

you are.

2:26:572:30:21

Let's bring you up-to-date with

stories today.

2:30:372:30:39

The number of prosecutions

which have collapsed because police

2:30:392:30:41

or prosecutors didn't follow rules

about disclosing evidence,

2:30:412:30:43

has risen by 70% in England

and Wales over the past two years.

2:30:432:30:50

Proceedings were dropped

against more than 900 people

2:30:502:30:52

in the year to last April,

because of problems with evidence.

2:30:522:30:55

The issue has been highlighted

by some recent rape trials,

2:30:552:30:57

which have put the judicial

process under scrutiny.

2:30:572:31:00

The public have to have confidence

in the

2:31:002:31:04

The public have to have confidence

in the criminal justice system.

2:31:042:31:05

How can you expect anyone to respect

the law and have confidence in a

2:31:052:31:10

civilised society? These issues are

fundamental. For statistics to be

2:31:102:31:15

0.15% or whatever it may be, there

is an element of responsibility in

2:31:152:31:21

brushing these types of significant

issues away from the mainframe.

2:31:212:31:26

One in every 11 patients in England

is being prescribed medication

2:31:262:31:29

which could be addictive,

or difficult to stop taking,

2:31:292:31:31

according to new NHS data.

2:31:312:31:39

Public Health England is launching

a year long review into what it

2:31:392:31:44

calls the "growing problem"

of prescription drug addiction.

2:31:442:31:46

It will look at sedatives,

painkillers and antidepressants.

2:31:462:31:50

Tabitha had difficulties when she

tried to come off these drugs.

I

2:31:502:31:55

followed my GP's tapering guidelines

to come off them. I experienced

2:31:552:32:01

unbearable withdrawal symptoms. I

was in bed for weeks, unable to

2:32:012:32:06

cope. I had intense crushing

pressures on my forehead. I still

2:32:062:32:11

have them now. Not to be same degree

but I wake up with then everyone in

2:32:112:32:15

two years later.

2:32:152:32:17

Two children have been killed and 17

wounded in a shooting at a school

2:32:172:32:21

in the US state of Kentucky.

2:32:212:32:22

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested.

2:32:222:32:30

Pupils were seen running

out of a building at

2:32:312:32:33

Marshal County High School

in the town of Benton

2:32:332:32:35

during the incident.

2:32:352:32:36

Two newspapers have threatened legal

action if the Parole Board does not

2:32:362:32:39

publish its reasons for agreeing

to release the convicted

2:32:392:32:41

rapist John Worboys.

2:32:412:32:42

The Sun and the Daily Mail

have jointly written

2:32:422:32:44

to the Parole Board

and the Justice Secretary

2:32:442:32:46

David Gauke, demanding

the report within seven days -

2:32:462:32:48

or they will apply

for a judicial review.

2:32:482:32:50

Both the board and Ministry

of Justice said they are legally

2:32:502:32:53

prohibited from disclosing such

decisions.

2:32:532:32:56

Talks aimed at restoring

the power-sharing executive

2:32:562:32:58

in Northern Ireland are due

to start later today.

2:32:582:33:01

Newly appointed Northern Ireland

Secretary, Karen Bradley,

2:33:012:33:03

will attend the talks at Stormont -

along with representatives

2:33:032:33:05

from the region's five main parties.

2:33:052:33:08

There hasn't been a functioning

executive for over a year.

2:33:082:33:10

The coalition between

the Democratic Unionists

2:33:102:33:11

and Sinn Fein collapsed last

January.

2:33:112:33:19

The pub chain JD Wetherspoons has

pulled all sirloin, Brown and Gammon

2:33:222:33:26

from the menu at its outlets. They

serve 90,000 discounted stakes on

2:33:262:33:34

so-called steak Tuesday, a spokesman

for the firm said this was due to an

2:33:342:33:40

issue with the supplier. How did

they come up with that name? Steak

2:33:402:33:46

Tuesday's!

And thank you for your

comments on whether Gammon should be

2:33:462:33:53

served with warm pineapple or not!

I

would have pineapple with

2:33:532:33:57

everything, really... It's a fruit

and one of your five a day. It takes

2:33:572:34:03

a box!

54 villages had been

evacuated in the Philippines.

2:34:032:34:09

Lava has been erupting

from the most active

2:34:092:34:11

volcano in the Philippines,

Mount Mayon.

2:34:112:34:14

More than 60,000 people were moved

from their homes, the local airport

2:34:142:34:18

was closed. Earlier, authorities

raised the alert level to four on a

2:34:182:34:22

scale of five due to violent

eruptions expected within days.

2:34:222:34:29

That brings you up to date.

2:34:292:34:30

Victoria Derbyshire is on at nine

o'clock this morning on BBC Two.

2:34:302:34:33

Let's find out what's

on the programme today.

2:34:332:34:36

Good morning. Knife crime in

Scotland has been reduced by an

2:34:362:34:42

astonishing 70% over the last

decade. So what lessons can the rest

2:34:422:34:46

of the UK learn from what they are

doing? At a time when stabbings are

2:34:462:34:50

at their highest level for years in

England and Wales.

You normalise the

2:34:502:34:56

feeling that everyone else is

carrying weapons. It means that

2:34:562:35:00

people realise that weapons are

actually a minority. Weapons were no

2:35:002:35:05

longer cool to carry.

We have an

exclusive report. Join us after

2:35:052:35:13

Breakfast on BBC News and BBC Two.

2:35:132:35:18

Coming up here on Breakfast

this morning...

2:35:182:35:19

We spent more than £3 billion

on toys in 2017, but that's

2:35:192:35:22

less than in previous years.

2:35:222:35:24

Is that Steph?

She is on the left!

2:35:242:35:29

Steph's at the UK's

biggest toy trade show

2:35:292:35:31

in London, finding out why.

2:35:312:35:32

She has been on flying form!

2:35:322:35:37

We'll chat to best selling author

JoJo Moyes about her latest novel -

2:35:372:35:40

and how she rented out her cottage

to aspiring writers for free.

2:35:402:35:43

And comedian Rhod Gilbert will join

us on the sofa to tell us why,

2:35:432:35:47

despite his fame, he's often too shy

to order a coffee.

2:35:472:35:55

He will be here later. Apologies, we

had the wrong pictures somewhere

2:35:552:36:00

along the line there.

Did we show...

I don't know what we did! You have

2:36:002:36:05

made me crave pineapple this

morning! As long as it isn't hot...

2:36:052:36:09

In Sri Lanka they have pineapple

with salt and pepper. That is really

2:36:092:36:14

tasty.

You have never had warm

pineapple?

But I never eat meat...

2:36:142:36:22

You can barbecue it with some

cinnamon on top...

Suite ensuite?

2:36:222:36:27

Try salt and

2:36:272:36:35

Try salt and pepper on pineapple --

suite ensuite.

2:36:352:36:38

I

2:36:382:36:39

am a 1980s child!

Phil Neville is

behind you... He has managed to land

2:36:392:36:45

the top job in English women's

football. A surprise for some, a of

2:36:452:36:50

people say it should be a woman but

the FA say that Mo Marley, the

2:36:502:36:55

interim woman, took herself out the

running. A lot of names were out of

2:36:552:37:01

the running and so they looked

elsewhere. He hasn't had a lot of

2:37:012:37:05

managerial experience and I think

that is the controversy but he is a

2:37:052:37:09

huge name and has won a lot of

titles with Manchester United and if

2:37:092:37:13

he surrounds himself with the right

people, the results will tell, won't

2:37:132:37:17

they? That is what it is down to.

2:37:172:37:19

The former Manchester United

and England defender Phil Neville

2:37:192:37:22

has signed a three and a half year

deal with the Lionesses...

2:37:222:37:25

Neville has worked as a coach

with United as well as Everton

2:37:252:37:27

and Valencia but only

managed one game -

2:37:272:37:29

his lack of mangerial experience

and time in the in the women's game

2:37:292:37:32

has come in for some criticism.

2:37:322:37:35

It is an interesting one. He has

been involved in the game at a top

2:37:352:37:39

level in terms of being a player and

he's an assistant manager. Maybe the

2:37:392:37:43

FA thought this was the right

appointment? That he can add an

2:37:432:37:47

inside. It hasn't worked in the

women's game, that's the main thing

2:37:472:37:52

that people will look at but he has

people around him to draw on. There

2:37:522:37:57

are experienced players, like Casey

Stoney, looking to move them into a

2:37:572:38:01

managerial role. As long as he

builds on his network, I'm sure he

2:38:012:38:04

will be fine.

2:38:042:38:05

After the announcement yesterday,

Twitter users began reposting some

2:38:052:38:08

of Neville's old tweets.

2:38:082:38:09

Back to 2012, he'd

said "Morning men!

2:38:092:38:11

When people asked why not women too,

he wrote "When I said morning men

2:38:112:38:14

I thought the women would have been

busy preparing breakfast/getting

2:38:142:38:17

kids ready/making

beds-sorry morning women!"

2:38:172:38:20

Neville has since

deleted his account.

2:38:202:38:26

Manchester City are into the final

of the Carabao Cup.

2:38:262:38:32

They beat Bristol City 3-2

on the night, 5-3 on aggregate

2:38:322:38:32

thanks to goals from Leroy Sane,

Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne.

2:38:322:38:34

City will face either

Arsenal or Chelsea -

2:38:342:38:36

who play tonight - in final.

2:38:362:38:40

Celtic came from behind

in their Glasgow derby

2:38:402:38:42

at Partick Thistle to win 2-1.

2:38:422:38:44

Partick had taken the lead

through a penalty, but Celtic

2:38:442:38:46

equalised with a penalty

of their own before

2:38:462:38:48

Leigh Griffiths scored

the winner in the second half.

2:38:482:38:50

That win stretches the Premiership

champions' lead at the top

2:38:502:38:53

of the table to 11 points.

2:38:532:39:01

After beating Novak Djockavic

in the previous round, Hyeon Chung

2:39:012:39:03

has become the first South Korean

in a Grand Slam semifinal.

2:39:032:39:06

He beat American Tennys

Sandgren in straight-sets

2:39:062:39:09

at the Australian Open.

2:39:092:39:10

The 21-year-old is

the youngest Grand Slam

2:39:102:39:12

semi-finalist for eight years.

2:39:122:39:13

He will face Roger Federer

or Tomas Berdych -

2:39:132:39:15

who are just getting

started in Melbourne...

2:39:152:39:18

And world number one Simona Halep

has beated Karolina Pliskova

2:39:182:39:20

to reach the womens semi-finals.

2:39:202:39:25

Halep will face Angelique Kerber

in the last four after the German

2:39:252:39:28

thrashed Madison Keys earlier.

2:39:282:39:34

Scotland's rugby union team goes

into this year's Six Nations

2:39:342:39:37

with perhaps their best chance

of winning the tournament

2:39:372:39:39

since 1999.

2:39:392:39:40

They came into the New Year buoyed

by a home victory against Australia.

2:39:402:39:43

But now they're in the grip

of a brutal injury crisis.

2:39:432:39:46

Let's speak to Scotland

captain, John Barclay.

2:39:462:39:48

Good morning, John. Good morning.

England are the defending champions,

2:39:482:39:56

Ireland looking very strong. How do

you rate Scotland's chances?

Umm,

2:39:562:40:05

look, everyone is talking about it.

We have played very well in the

2:40:052:40:09

autumn but ultimately, we will not

get any points in the 6 Nations for

2:40:092:40:13

that. Ireland had a fantastic autumn

and so did England. Wales knocked

2:40:132:40:19

off South Africa. It is the hardest

international competition in the

2:40:192:40:23

world. I believe if we play like we

did in the autumn we put ourselves

2:40:232:40:27

in a good position.

It is the first

6 Nations for Gregor Townsend in

2:40:272:40:32

charge, of course, part of the

2:40:322:40:40

charge, of course, part of the win

in 2019. He thinks that you can win

2:40:402:40:43

it?

You have to go into competitions

with that aspiration. Times have

2:40:432:40:48

changed, we go in hoping for those

wins. We have shown that if we play

2:40:482:40:53

well we can pick up some wins.

2:40:532:40:59

well we can pick up some wins. The

targeting the 6 Nations, it is a big

2:40:592:41:02

competition. There was a lot of work

to be done. We know as a nation that

2:41:022:41:06

we had to play very well. To win

those games.

The tournament opener

2:41:062:41:12

is Scotland against Wales, in

Cardiff a week on Saturday. You play

2:41:122:41:16

your club rugby in Wales, of course,

with Scarlets, against half the

2:41:162:41:21

Wales team. Is that a good thing or

a bad thing?

I don't know! I'll have

2:41:212:41:29

to answer the question after the

game but certainly, I do not think

2:41:292:41:32

it can be too bad. It gives me an

insight into individuals, and the

2:41:322:41:37

strengths and weaknesses of traits

but it is a different team, a

2:41:372:41:42

different style of play. I think

it's something to think about, in

2:41:422:41:47

these competitions, I get to play

against my mates in that game, and

2:41:472:41:51

what a way to start the competition.

How much do you think the result of

2:41:512:41:56

the opening game will set the tone

for the tournament as a whole?

I

2:41:562:42:01

think everyone has momentum, you can

potentially lose the game and it is

2:42:012:42:08

a disaster. I don't know if it is

necessarily true that you want to

2:42:082:42:13

get off to a fast start. Of course,

we want to go and win that game.

2:42:132:42:19

That's what we are looking at. We

aren't looking too much further

2:42:192:42:23

ahead. Each game is huge, it is

physical. Each team is targeting

2:42:232:42:31

every game. It is brutal. It is a

fantastic competition to be part of.

2:42:312:42:39

In the lead up to be 6 Nations, we

have a news feed of all of the

2:42:392:42:44

injuries for Wales, England and

Scotland, how much of a concern is

2:42:442:42:48

it? Are the player's diaries being

managed well enough?

I think it is

2:42:482:42:55

one of those things that is media

fodder. There are always injuries,

2:42:552:43:02

there have been a lot this season,

it seems. As players, we are in the

2:43:022:43:07

middle of it so we crack on. We put

our faith in clubs and in the

2:43:072:43:16

schedule. In the powers that be to

look after us. That is what is

2:43:162:43:19

happening. It is a very physical

sport, you will pick up a lot of

2:43:192:43:27

injuries. It's how we prevent

injuries, serious ones. How do we

2:43:272:43:34

take care of players?

John Barclay,

it's great to talk to you this

2:43:342:43:41

morning. Good luck for next

Saturday.

Thank you very much.

It

2:43:412:43:48

was bound to happen, somebody

mocking Manchester United for

2:43:482:43:53

signing Sanchez...

2:43:532:43:58

Inspired by United's

social media efforts -

2:43:582:44:00

here is Scottish Premiership side

Motherwell's big reveal

2:44:002:44:02

for their latest signing -

defender Pete Hartley.

2:44:022:44:04

You'll notice he too has

gone for his first name

2:44:042:44:06

on the back of his shirt,

but Pete doesn't seem to have

2:44:062:44:10

Alexis' piano skills.

2:44:102:44:17

They actually asked Manchester

United, are we doing this right?

It

2:44:172:44:25

is so brilliant they have done that!

There is so much humour to it.

I'm

2:44:252:44:30

sure there will be many more! I

posted a video of my son on that

2:44:302:44:34

piano... Not the exact same one! We

have a baby grand!

Thank you.

2:44:342:44:43

If you've ever seen or heard standup

Rhod Gilbert on TV or radio,

2:44:442:44:47

it's likely you'd think he's

confident and outgoing.

2:44:472:44:49

But the truth is almost

the entire opposite.

2:44:492:44:51

In a new BBC documentary,

the comedian explores his life-long

2:44:512:44:53

battle with shyness

for the first time.

2:44:532:44:55

We'll speak to Rhod in a moment,

but first let's take

2:44:552:44:57

a look at the programme.

2:44:572:44:59

We are on the streets of Cardiff,

and I am going to attempt to get a

2:44:592:45:05

sense of how many people are shy and

how many people aren't shy. It's

2:45:052:45:10

very unscientific. I'll just ask

people if they was identify

2:45:102:45:13

themselves as a shy person or not

shy person. The trouble is now feel

2:45:132:45:18

incredibly self-conscious. This is

just about my worst nightmare. The

2:45:182:45:24

thought of working up to a person

and asking them if they are shy

2:45:242:45:30

horrifies me -- walking up to. To

make it harder, the production team

2:45:302:45:35

have given me stickers that say shy

or not shy, which is very, very

2:45:352:45:39

mean. I don't want to do it and that

is even knowing who they might know

2:45:392:45:45

who I am, and it should make it

easier if they don't know who I am,

2:45:452:45:50

but I'm still not doing it. I can't

go and talk to them. You're supposed

2:45:502:45:55

to be invisible, anyway, the crew. I

am too shy. Talk about shyness, I am

2:45:552:46:03

too shy to do it. Roll the credits.

2:46:032:46:07

And Rhod Gilbert joins us now.

2:46:072:46:08

Lovely to see you. Gosh.

Painful to

watch, isn't it?

No, it might be for

2:46:082:46:17

you. It's interesting, because so

many comedians in a way suffer from

2:46:172:46:23

shyness and it sounds like a strange

thing to say, but how does it affect

2:46:232:46:29

you?

Is it difficult being here? I'm

all right. I'm OK. I'm not sure I

2:46:292:46:34

hear. How does it affect me? -- I am

not shy here. This shows you the

2:46:342:46:46

contradiction, I will do a gig, like

tonight, I could be on stage tonight

2:46:462:46:52

and do a gig to however many

thousands of people and then the

2:46:522:46:56

next day I will walk around and

unable to go into a shop or a cafe.

2:46:562:47:02

I probably won't eat because I won't

be able to get in anywhere. Then the

2:47:022:47:06

next night, or that night, I will go

up on stage and do a gig again. It

2:47:062:47:12

is very odd.

Is it because you feel

when you are on stage there is an

2:47:122:47:19

element of anonymity, even though

everybody knows who you are they

2:47:192:47:22

there to see you?

It is a good

thought, but no.

Why do you feel

2:47:222:47:29

comfortable doing that?

I am more

confident and happy. In the

2:47:292:47:33

documentary I work through this. I

start with looking at the

2:47:332:47:37

contradiction where I can't do the

simplest of things.

And it is

2:47:372:47:40

debilitating.

It is annoying and

irritating. And it's embarrassing

2:47:402:47:45

and I've never spoken about in my

life so it was a big deal to talk

2:47:452:47:49

about it. One of my friends

described it as coming out as

2:47:492:47:52

somebody who was shy, and that is

how it felt. It's weird. In the

2:47:522:48:01

documentary I go from that

contradiction, how can I do that and

2:48:012:48:06

struggle so much and then do gigs.

And I've worked it out but really

2:48:062:48:10

all my life there has been this

protective cloak of making people

2:48:102:48:14

laugh and I realised from the

youngest age that I liked making

2:48:142:48:17

people laugh and then I was happy

and confident and I do not know if

2:48:172:48:21

that covers my other feelings. It is

hard to be not confident on stage

2:48:212:48:27

when people are laughing, and it is

hard to be self-critical.

There will

2:48:272:48:33

be lots of people out there who

really understand what you are

2:48:332:48:36

saying and it affected you when you

were at school, for example?

Yes, I

2:48:362:48:41

say it in the documentary. I didn't

really realise, and look at that.

2:48:412:48:48

The documentary team took me home

and showed me old photographs and I

2:48:482:48:53

had not really seen them for years.

And it is so telling. There are so

2:48:532:48:59

many of them. My hand has gone up.

Like somebody with the paparazzi. So

2:48:592:49:05

many of my childhood photos, even

when the camera is at a distance. It

2:49:052:49:09

is so telling.

In the documentary

you are exploring your own

2:49:092:49:13

experience but also helping other

people.

It is just a mini

2:49:132:49:19

experiment. It started to emerge

that I've hidden in comedy and it

2:49:192:49:23

has given me the confidence to be on

stage as confronting a fear of

2:49:232:49:27

social anxiety then I saw a CBT

expert and they said that

2:49:272:49:34

inadvertently by confronting your

fears and challenging the voice in

2:49:342:49:37

your head that tells you are no good

and nobody is interesting, you have

2:49:372:49:41

challenge that by going on stage and

people are laughing, so she says

2:49:412:49:45

that is kind of what to do with CBT.

You challenge the voices in your

2:49:452:49:49

head and it is not what you actually

think about yourself, it is not

2:49:492:49:53

true. I thought maybe there is

something in this. I put a shout out

2:49:532:50:01

on social media for shy people who

were sick of it. More than three

2:50:012:50:06

people came back and I chose three

at random, and I coaxed them to do a

2:50:062:50:11

stand-up gig. And halfway through I

have a crisis of confidence,

2:50:112:50:14

thinking, what am I doing here? This

cod psychology, what have I done?

2:50:142:50:22

That is what the documentary is

about. But the three of them end up

2:50:222:50:26

doing stand-up comedy.

It makes for

great TV. You have that feeling

2:50:262:50:32

outside a copy shop that you don't

want to go in and speak to anyone.

2:50:322:50:35

Have you got better at coaching

yourself to do it -- coffee shop?

2:50:352:50:41

There will be people in copy shops

opened and the country saying he

2:50:412:50:45

came in my shop -- coffee shop. I

would Robbie stand outside for hours

2:50:452:50:51

or walk past 300 times or I would we

stood outside for two days. Comedy

2:50:512:50:59

and being on stage has definitely

helped my confidence.

And that was

2:50:592:51:03

thanks to a girlfriend who sort of

nag you into doing it.

Yes, there

2:51:032:51:09

was no cell in my body that wanted

to do stand-up comedy. I never

2:51:092:51:12

thought I wanted to be on stage in

any capacity. None at all. But from

2:51:122:51:18

about the age of 25 at 233 who kept

saying, give it a go, you are funny

2:51:182:51:25

-- up to 23. I said people can't do

stuff like that, there is something

2:51:252:51:29

special about those people and I

realised there was nothing special

2:51:292:51:32

about them at all. They are just

people who have given it a go. She

2:51:322:51:36

was not afraid of life, and for

eight years she persuaded,

2:51:362:51:42

encourage, nagged and it took me two

years. She took me to a comedy club

2:51:422:51:46

and I started working at the comedy

club helping out, doing the lights

2:51:462:51:50

on the sound and then they offered a

stand-up course in the club where I

2:51:502:51:55

signed up and did it. I skived off

most bit because I was too shy to

2:51:552:52:01

go. I would ring up and say I was

ill.

It was great you went into it

2:52:012:52:08

because people enjoy your stuff, and

I love the work experience show that

2:52:082:52:11

you did that is coming back.

I am

editing that with the guys at the

2:52:112:52:15

moment. That is the eighth series,

unbelievably. It is coming back in

2:52:152:52:20

March in Wales and will go out in UK

later on.

There will be people

2:52:202:52:26

sitting watching us today who will

definitely be feeling like you did

2:52:262:52:30

and you do, so do you have any

advice?

I haven't really got much of

2:52:302:52:36

a social media presence but my agent

stuck it on Facebook and there are

2:52:362:52:40

just thousands.

They can watch and

learn, hopefully.

It goes out at 9pm

2:52:402:52:46

in Wales and it is not be eyed

player.

Do you have any advice?

A

2:52:462:52:51

lot of people would say to leave

them alone -- it is going to be on

2:52:512:52:56

the BBC I player. I think there are

a lot of happy introverts out there.

2:52:562:53:01

But if it is a problem that you want

to do something about it, talking

2:53:012:53:06

about it with someone is the first

step and I thought it was incredibly

2:53:062:53:09

useful to just hold your hands up

and say you were shy. But then there

2:53:092:53:13

are loads of things like yoga, all

these other things.

Lots of people

2:53:132:53:18

reacting to you being on this

morning. Jane says, I'm the same,

2:53:182:53:22

come across as outgoing and

confident, but put me in with

2:53:222:53:25

strangers and I feel lost and alone.

I get very upset and anxious and

2:53:252:53:30

lots of people saying the same

thing. Stuart says, shy seems like a

2:53:302:53:34

childish word as I was painfully

shy. As an adult you develop a way

2:53:342:53:40

of hiding it under solutions can be

worse than the problems.

I guess

2:53:402:53:43

they can. There are so many people,

when I was out on the streets of

2:53:432:53:51

Cardiff, people were saying you shy

and not shy, everybody could tell

2:53:512:53:56

you immediately. Nobody had to think

about it. I was struck by how many

2:53:562:54:02

people work... I was going to use

the word suffering. Maybe it is a

2:54:022:54:06

can of worms to do something about

it.

I liked what you said about

2:54:062:54:09

happy introverts.

Hopefully it will

raise the issue and it will be

2:54:092:54:16

comforting to some people to know

they are not the only ones who have

2:54:162:54:19

crippling shyness or social anxiety.

Hopefully that is what it will do.

2:54:192:54:24

When people see you by the coffee

shop, people shout out.

I love it

2:54:242:54:30

when people make the first move. If

people see me outside there, come

2:54:302:54:36

and grab me.

Never go hungry again.

2:54:362:54:42

Viewers in Wales can

watch Rhod's documentary,

2:54:422:54:43

Stand up to Shyness,

on BBC One Wales tonight at 9pm.

2:54:432:54:46

It will also be availble

on BBC iPlayer.

2:54:462:54:50

Let's find out what is happening

with the weather. Matt is with us.

2:54:502:54:57

The English Riviera Proby tells the

story, not looking great and it's

2:54:572:55:00

going to get very heavy shortly and

across the UK we have a few problems

2:55:002:55:05

on roads and on the bridges. There

are gales and heavy rain affecting

2:55:052:55:09

many parts. It is all down to

Stormont Georgina, and we have seen

2:55:092:55:17

the strongest wind in Scotland in

the last few hours. It is in excess

2:55:172:55:22

of 50 or 60 mph. Just pushing

through Paignton beach, edging

2:55:222:55:30

towards East Anglia and the

south-east, a very intense band of

2:55:302:55:33

rain to go with that so the rain

intensifies through a spell of 20

2:55:332:55:37

minutes before easing off. Away from

it we have strong winds in northern

2:55:372:55:41

Scotland but those will ease down as

they are at the moment. Some of the

2:55:412:55:47

showers are heavy and thundery,

wintry over higher ground and it

2:55:472:55:51

will brighten up in the next few

hours and the rain is easing through

2:55:512:55:56

the Midlands and other parts of the

Midlands but there is the intense

2:55:562:55:59

band edging towards East Anglia and

the Southeast and that is where we

2:55:592:56:03

will see the wins Piccing. That will

push towards the south-east in

2:56:032:56:08

towards lunchtime and it stays wet

across East Anglia and the

2:56:082:56:11

Southeast. And really for the rest

of the country, sunshine and showers

2:56:112:56:18

through the day but temperatures

dropping from their peak this

2:56:182:56:21

morning of around 13 or 14 in the

South and mostly in single figures

2:56:212:56:27

in the afternoon. Into tonight,

blustery wind and there seems to be

2:56:272:56:32

showers, but a cold night for many

and this is where the greatest

2:56:322:56:38

chance of a touch of Frost is on

Thursday morning. Tomorrow morning

2:56:382:56:41

will be colder than today, not as

wet as you might have experienced

2:56:412:56:48

today. There will still be blustery

winds across Northern Ireland,

2:56:482:56:52

England and Wales. Showers might

merge into longer spells of rain in

2:56:522:56:56

England and southern Scotland, but

away from that, sunny spells and

2:56:562:56:59

some of you might get through

tomorrow completely dry and

2:56:592:57:02

temperatures likely to be single

figures, not far from where they

2:57:022:57:06

should be for the time of year. With

chilly air and showers into the

2:57:062:57:10

evening and into Friday morning, a

cold start to the weekend and

2:57:102:57:16

widespread frost in many areas but a

pleasant day for most, dry, sunny

2:57:162:57:21

spells, temperatures in single

figures and it gradually turns

2:57:212:57:25

milder over the weekend. Lots of

cloud but not as chilly last

2:57:252:57:27

weekend.

2:57:272:57:34

Steph has been talking

2:57:342:57:35

Steph has been talking about toys

sales today and she is at a massive

2:57:352:57:39

toy fair in London. All sorts of

children and toys and some sort of

2:57:392:57:44

enormous unicorn.

Good morning.

These kids we have here, go on,

2:57:442:57:51

Philip, keep going. And Evelyn has

to carry the unicorns. These guys

2:57:512:57:57

are paid to play with the toys. We

are at the biggest toy fair with 200

2:57:572:58:02

exhibitors here who are all hoping

to sell their wares. Caroline has

2:58:022:58:07

already stood on the unicorn and it

is mayhem but I have an important

2:58:072:58:10

business story to tell you because

this is a big business and we have

2:58:102:58:15

some of the people who invented toys

on the market. Nikki, tell us about

2:58:152:58:19

your toy?

Max is a bear that teaches

children mindfulness and meditation.

2:58:192:58:27

You didn't have any toy industry

experience and this just came to

2:58:272:58:30

you.

I was involved in a hit-and-run

as a teenager and I encountered some

2:58:302:58:36

problems myself and I discovered

mindfulness and psychology, and saw

2:58:362:58:42

the gap in the market and

development. To deal with the

2:58:422:58:45

growing anxiety levels in children

for a wide range of reasons and I

2:58:452:58:50

thought this could help.

Good luck

with it. It sounds cracking. Let's

2:58:502:58:55

talk to Dennis. Tell us about what

you guys do?

We make educational

2:58:552:59:00

toys and learning aids for children

for between two and 11. And we

2:59:002:59:06

concentrate on hands-on products, no

screens, all hands on.

You have

2:59:062:59:12

products designed to get people

interested in things like science

2:59:122:59:15

and engineering.

This is the coding

robot who is designed to help boys

2:59:152:59:20

and girls learn about coding and

simple programming. Would you like

2:59:202:59:23

to see him go?

There we are. There

you go.

2:59:232:59:30

How is business for you at the

moment? It is a tough industry to be

2:59:302:59:34

in. Toy sales fell last year?

We had

a very good year last year. In

2:59:342:59:41

bricks and mortar and online. Online

business is definitely increasing.

2:59:412:59:45

Thank you for your time this

morning. We will talk about the

2:59:452:59:48

bigger picture. We spent over £3

billion on toys last year, a four

2:59:482:59:55

compared to the year before. I love

it when you walk past people on

2:59:552:59:59

camera and they suddenly pretend to

talk! Natasha and Emily are here.

2:59:593:00:04

Natasha, you are from the Trade

Association representing the toy

3:00:043:00:09

industry.

Yes, we did have a

decline. We came off the back of

3:00:093:00:14

four or five really good years.

There was a bit of an adjustment,

3:00:143:00:18

but we also buy our toys and have

them made and paid for in dollars.

3:00:183:00:26

We sell in sterling. It was a bit of

a difficulty for us last year, some

3:00:263:00:29

wobbles with Brexit. We had a few

licences which did not do as well as

3:00:293:00:33

we predicted. We have seen an

increase in counterfeit toys coming

3:00:333:00:40

into the marketplace. Obviously,

that is an issue for us, on the

3:00:403:00:43

bottom line and a safety issue for

consumers.

That problem has got

3:00:433:00:49

worse?

Certainly, a couple of years

ago it was estimated at 10-12% and

3:00:493:00:55

anecdotally from our members, this

issue is on the rise. We say to

3:00:553:01:01

consumers to be careful about where

you are buying from. If you buy from

3:01:013:01:05

an online marketplace, there are a

lot of different sellers. Research

3:01:053:01:08

where you are buying from.

And

Emily, you have a good eye on what

3:01:083:01:16

is going on across a lot of

different sectors in retail. What is

3:01:163:01:20

it like? I've spoken about

supermarkets and how they are doing.

3:01:203:01:26

Supermarkets seem to be doing OK, it

is non-food retailers that are

3:01:263:01:30

having a particularly tough time.

Unsurprising given what is going on.

3:01:303:01:35

We mentioned currency fluctuations,

meaning that prices are going up. We

3:01:353:01:40

have the nervous consumer,

definitely noticing that shoppers

3:01:403:01:43

are trying to spend less on

discretionary items. It is

3:01:433:01:47

difficult. Retailers are working

hard to get people to part with

3:01:473:01:50

their cash. It was evident over

Christmas.

What was interesting

3:01:503:01:56

looking that the figures how many

products we developed last year.

3:01:563:02:00

26,000 new toys. We are pretty

innovative then?

Incredibly. So much

3:02:003:02:06

design and ideas come from the UK.

We have fantastic products being

3:02:063:02:10

launched here at the toy fair and

31% of the market. We are incredibly

3:02:103:02:17

innovative in this industry. That's

the thing. We did have a bad year

3:02:173:02:22

last year, a dip in the industry,

but we are going into 2018, we are

3:02:223:02:26

an incredibly buoyant and happy

industry. We are fashion led, this

3:02:263:02:33

year we have a whole new set of

products we get to go again with.

3:02:333:02:36

Thank you for your time this

morning, what a great job! Damian,

3:02:363:02:41

let me grab you. You have invented

some toys. You are an architect. You

3:02:413:02:47

have developed your own range of

construction products. Tell us where

3:02:473:02:50

the idea came from.

It evolved as a

system to be a little different from

3:02:503:02:57

growing things together. I wanted to

develop something anyone could use

3:02:573:03:02

to spontaneously explore

architectural ideas, like a beach

3:03:023:03:04

hut to your dream home, and now we

have created these products,

3:03:043:03:09

creating dream worlds for children,

right up to the London Docklands,

3:03:093:03:13

the Manhattan skyline, things like

that. It is spontaneous and quick,

3:03:133:03:18

and very affordable. It is a stem

education product. There are a lot

3:03:183:03:22

of schools, it is a very engaging

product to get kids off their

3:03:223:03:27

phones.

And for you, you won an

award for it. Congratulations!

3:03:273:03:33

Before I go, I will have two race

Tom at some point. George, for the

3:03:333:03:40

finale... Jump up! Let's have a go.

Show us what you are good at with

3:03:403:03:46

your Body Bubble... That was a dive!

Well done! STUDIO: That looks really

3:03:463:03:55

fun...

Steph, could I ask you a

question?

Yes, sorry!

This may be

3:03:553:04:04

ignorant but with clothing lines

when they bring out winter, summer,

3:04:043:04:09

spring, autumn... Is this available

now or later in the year?

It is a

3:04:093:04:14

mix. There are a lot of product here

is where they want the retailers to

3:04:143:04:18

come in and buy them for Christmas,

for Christmas next year. This is the

3:04:183:04:22

place to be if you want to know what

will be popular next year at

3:04:223:04:26

Christmas. A lot of toys end up with

retailers because they may not be

3:04:263:04:32

bought. It is like show and tell.

The kids here today, they are the

3:04:323:04:37

only kids allowed in this event, it

is adult only. It would be mayhem

3:04:373:04:41

here if it was here with kids, it is

already mayhem with me in it!

That

3:04:413:04:46

could be my new Christmas present! I

love that. It is a great stress

3:04:463:04:53

buster. Look at that!

George

enjoying it too much! What a dream

3:04:533:04:57

job!

Thank you. As always...

I love

Steph, she genuinely enjoys it. She

3:04:573:05:04

is great!

3:05:043:05:06

We'll be chatting to best-selling

author JoJo Moyes in a moment.

3:05:063:05:09

But first a last, brief

look at the headlines

3:05:093:06:45

Enjoy your morning.

3:06:453:06:48

Welcome back.

3:06:533:06:55

For lots of hopeful authors,

it's the dream that there'll be one

3:06:553:06:58

book that propels your writing

career to levels that

3:06:583:07:00

you could never have imagined.

3:07:003:07:01

That's just what happened

to JoJo Moyes.

3:07:013:07:07

'Me Before You', the first book

of her current trilogy, has sold

3:07:073:07:09

millions around the world,

was made into a Hollywood film

3:07:093:07:12

and has sparked a whole string

of brand new career opportunities.

3:07:123:07:14

The final book in the series,

'Still Me', is out this week.

3:07:143:07:17

Jojo Moyes is here.

3:07:173:07:20

Book number three of the trilogy,

did it flow,

3:07:203:07:22

Book number three of the trilogy,

did it flow, was hard to get the

3:07:223:07:25

final book out?

It is easy for me to

revisit your Weezer, if you are

3:07:253:07:29

lucky as an author you get one

character who, I don't know, is like

3:07:293:07:35

an extension of yourself -- Louisa.

It took me a year to work out what I

3:07:353:07:42

wanted to say about her.

And this

time she is travelling?

She has made

3:07:423:07:45

it out of England, the book is set

in New York where she worked with

3:07:453:07:49

her new family and her life doesn't

go the way she expects it to.

Do you

3:07:493:07:55

think... Have you got more to do

after this?

I think once I knew that

3:07:553:07:58

I would write a second book, I saw

it as a trilogy, a horseshoe shape,

3:07:583:08:03

although I

3:08:033:08:12

although I love writing her, I do

not want people to get bored of her.

3:08:123:08:15

I think this is probably it. From

today's reaction of social media,

3:08:153:08:17

they would like more of her. You are

in charge of her. You started out as

3:08:173:08:21

a journalist, didn't you?

I did.

How

did you get from there to being a

3:08:213:08:25

successful writer?

That wasn't

straightforward, I wrote three books

3:08:253:08:28

while I was in journalism, none were

published. I nearly gave up but I

3:08:283:08:32

wrote three chapters of the fourth

book, it went to auction. I was then

3:08:323:08:36

able to give up working, give up

journalism, and write books

3:08:363:08:40

full-time. I wrote eight books

before having a bestseller. It

3:08:403:08:44

hasn't been a swift rise.

Did you

feel differently compared to those

3:08:443:08:50

three chapters?

My litmus test is my

husband, he is my first reader, at

3:08:503:08:58

least he is when I don't sulk for

three days because he doesn't like

3:08:583:09:02

something. Me Before You, he went, I

really like that. And I went, no

3:09:023:09:08

criticisms? And he said, no. I

thought, something has changed?

And

3:09:083:09:14

what is it like having your book on

the big screen? You were part of the

3:09:143:09:19

process.

The first day on set, that

was mind blowing. Up until then, for

3:09:193:09:24

four years that the book had been on

sale, I was the expert, who could

3:09:243:09:28

tell you what was going in Louisa's

head, in Will's head, and suddenly

3:09:283:09:35

there is Well, dressed in the suit

that he would have worn with his

3:09:353:09:38

hair done, and a ski town and all of

the rest of it. I went, my goodness!

3:09:383:09:46

He exists! Then everyone else on the

films that had a say in him. How he

3:09:463:09:50

moved and how he talked. How he

looked. It was amazing. Luckily, I

3:09:503:09:56

loved it. If it was completely

different to what you imagine, it

3:09:563:10:01

would be different.

Here is a clip

from Me Before You.

Claiming the

3:10:013:10:08

world as your own, showing your

leprechaun she's too dodgy men.

I

3:10:083:10:12

like my life, I'm happy here.

You

shouldn't be.

I had a place in

3:10:123:10:18

Manchester.

What were you going to

study? Fashion. Why didn't you go?

3:10:183:10:27

You know what I see when you look at

-- when I look at you...

Don't say

3:10:283:10:35

potential!

Potential! You need to

widen your horizons.

3:10:353:10:39

It is such a journey with her. Is

that the only film they will do?

We

3:10:393:10:48

haven't ruled it out, there is

goodwill among the directors and

3:10:483:10:53

producers, Emilia

3:10:533:10:54

goodwill among the directors and

producers, Emilia, but everyone

3:10:543:10:55

wanting to do it at the same time,

but everyone is busy... But it

3:10:553:11:00

hasn't been ruled out.

What I like

about your story, someone who has

3:11:003:11:05

had difficulty trying to find the

book where everyone says, this is a

3:11:053:11:08

great book. You and your husband

have tried to help aspiring writers.

3:11:083:11:12

Can you explain how you have done

it?

It was about 18 months ago, we

3:11:123:11:17

decided that the world seemed bleak

and unhappy. We thought we would do

3:11:173:11:22

something nice. We have a cottage

attached to our house. We put out an

3:11:223:11:27

advert saying, if anybody needs a

quiet place to write for a week, we

3:11:273:11:32

will help you if you are on a low

income, with your travel and

3:11:323:11:35

expenses. We had 526 applicants. I'm

really happy though because one of

3:11:353:11:41

the first people who came has gone

on to get her own book deal, and it

3:11:413:11:46

will be out next year. She also has

a deal in the States. It has been

3:11:463:11:52

one of the most rewarding things

we've ever done. Unfortunately there

3:11:523:11:55

is someone in the cottage now, so we

cannot do it for a while! We had

3:11:553:12:00

five or six people coming in in the

end and every single one of them was

3:12:003:12:04

a joy. We wanted to open doors and

not build walls.

You talked about it

3:12:043:12:09

being a bleak time, does that affect

your writing?

I think this book is

3:12:093:12:14

consciously more upbeat than the

last. I feel that there is so much

3:12:143:12:18

that makes people unhappy at the

moment. If I can make people laugh a

3:12:183:12:22

bit, or even smile, as well as

possibly a feud tears...! That makes

3:12:223:12:27

me happy. Bike and as a former

journalist, do you

3:12:273:12:35

journalist, do you consume news in

the same way? I try and tell myself

3:12:353:12:38

not to look at social media in the

morning, it can suck all of your

3:12:383:12:42

energy up. It is impossible not to.

There is so much news.

And your

3:12:423:12:47

writing itself, do you go to an

office?

I've done that since I left

3:12:473:12:54

journalism, I found that I did not

work well completely on my own, in

3:12:543:12:58

my house. I have always rented a

room somewhere. Now we have an

3:12:583:13:01

office. I like a reason to get

dressed in the morning!

And what is

3:13:013:13:08

next, has your husband read it?

He

has, and he liked it, thank

3:13:083:13:12

goodness! What is next? Well, it a

lot of things. A few possible film

3:13:123:13:17

circulating and books with different

studios. I've worked on a 30 minute

3:13:173:13:21

comedy project in the States which

may or may not happen and I've

3:13:213:13:24

worked on the next book. It has been

busy!

Congratulations on all your

3:13:243:13:29

success.

3:13:293:13:30

The final book in the trilogy

is called 'Still Me'.

3:13:303:13:33

That's all from Breakfast

for this morning.

3:13:333:13:37

At 6am we were Charlie and Naga,

tomorrow it will be.

3:13:373:13:46

They'll have all the build up

to Kyle Edmund's semi final

3:13:463:13:48

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