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Hello - this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

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British package holiday makers

travel to Tunisia for the first time

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since the 2015 attack.

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UK firms resume flights

to the country amid reassurances

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that security has improved since 38

people were killed in Sousse nearly

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three years ago.

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Good morning, it's Tuesday the 13th

of February.

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After days of allegations of sexual

misconduct at Oxfam -

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the charities' watchdog launches

a formal inquiry into the claims.

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Questions over the helicopter crash

in the Grand Canyon that killed

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three people - investigators begin

interviewing survivors.

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Today we'll be finding out how much

the cost of living has been going up

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by when the latest

inflation figures are out.

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I'll be looking at why

prices are rising.

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Good morning - in sport,

a 500 metre dash for glory and gold.

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Team GB's Elise Christie competes

in the women's short track speed

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skating event later -

but can she claim a first British

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medal in Pyeongchang?

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We're discussing the changing faces

of clowns - as we mark the 250th

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anniversary of the

first ever circus.

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I think things have changed a bit.

Matt has the weather. Good morning.

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After yesterday's sunshine, much

more cloud around today with some

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wind and rain and across northern

England and Scotland, some heavy

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snow as well. Forecast coming up in

the next 15 minutes.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

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British holidaymakers are heading

back to Tunisia this morning,

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more than two years after a terror

attack killed 38 people,

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30 of them Britons

at a beach resort.

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Thomas Cook is the first British

tour company to resume

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flights to the country.

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200 passengers are due

to take off from Birmingham

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in the next 15 minutes.

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Breakfast's John Maguire is there.

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Good morning. We are in fact just

seconds away from the very first

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flight black dash back to Tunisia.

Thomas Cook Airlines, the flight

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will take off at six five a.m..

Around 220 passengers on board and I

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spoke to many of them this morning.

Very interesting to hear what they

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had to say about returning to a

country that they have missed over

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the last few years.

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With its idyllic white beaches and

pristine Mediterranean coastline,

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Tunisia was a popular holiday

destination for British tourists,

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attracting around 430,000 of them

each year. But then came the attack

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in June 2015 when a gunman killed 30

Britons and another eight

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holidaymakers on a beach near

Sousse. So-called Islamic State said

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it was behind the shooting. Almost

three years on from that deadly

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attack, British tour companies are

offering package holidays to the

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country. This morning, 220

passengers were the first to return,

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flying from Birmingham.

I'm a bit

nervous because I didn't know we

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were the first ones and we were

there the last time the terrorist

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attack was on so we were staying in

the hotel down the road. We left the

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country as soon as we knew there was

another flight going, we thought

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we'd go back out there.

I'd still

been travelling while it's been

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closed. I go to France and Germany

normally. No, I'm not scared at all.

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No trouble. Beautiful place,

beautiful.

Probably more dangerous

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staying in London. British officials

say Tunisia has made huge progress

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on counterterrorism and security

since the attacks although the

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Foreign Office advice is that

travellers are vigilant at all times

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as the country remains in a state of

emergency. When you think about that

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number, 430,000 British

holidaymakers before the attacks, it

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makes you realise just what a big

deal it is to get back there, not

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only for the travel country --

companies and tourists but primarily

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for the tourist business, the

industry and Tunisia. We have seen

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pictures of empty beaches, empty

hotels. People are desperate to see

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visitors go back there. The

government has worked extremely hard

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with international cooperation to

try and improve security on the

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border with Libya, to make sure that

people feel safe in returning to

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Tunisia. That flight is due to take

off any second, that first flight.

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The second one with Thomas Cook will

go from Manchester just after eight

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o'clock and other regional airports

will follow in the next couple of

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weeks and months. TUI will also

begin flying again. The travel

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companies, and to many people, a

very, very welcome return to a much

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loved holiday destination.

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The Charities Watchdog has launched

a legal enquiry into Oxfam,

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amid concerns the charity failed

to disclose all the details

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of sexual misconduct involving aid

workers in Haiti in 2011.

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John McManus is outside

the Charity Commission this morning.

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There are still more questions being

asked as well about what's been

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going on.

Oxfam now facing is very

serious investigation. A statutory

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enquiry by the Charity Commission

behind me into these allegations

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were involved in sexual misconduct

will they were delivering aid to fit

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in 2011 can specifically that they

sorted with prostitutes. -- Haiti.

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This will allow the Charity

Commission to demand evidence from

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Oxfam to suspend trustees of the

charity if necessary and freeze its

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it if it feels it needs to do that.

It will hit spending in aid

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programmes around the world. The

commission said that:

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we also heard from Oxfam's former

head of global safeguarding Helen

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Evans who told Channel 4 news that

she had some concerns about aspects

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of what was going on. A survey of

staff in three countries found one

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in ten had either witnessed or been

subject to some kind of sexual

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assault. She said when she went to

the leaders of the charity, that was

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not taken seriously enough in her

view. She says she dealt with

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allegations by adults against young

people working in the charity shops

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in Britain. She went to the Charity

Commission about that. The

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commission said it took her

allegations seriously.

So many

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questions. Here on Breakfast, we

will be talking to Labour MP Peter

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Kyle about the issue facing

charities at 7:10 a.m..

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American government investigators

have been appointed to examine

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the Grand Canyon helicopter crash

which killed seven people,

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including three Britons on Sunday.

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Tributes have been paid

to British tourists,

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Becky Dobson and brothers,

Stuart and Jason Hill.

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The four survivors,

including the pilot,

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are being treated in

hospital in Las Vegas.

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Our North America correspondent,

James Cook reports.

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Stuart Hill, a car salesman in

Brighton, died celebrating his 30th

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birthday along with his girlfriend,

Becky Dobson, who has 27th. Stuart's

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brother, Jason Hill, a lawyer in

Milton Keynes, also died. He was 32.

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His girlfriend survived. So did

newlyweds John Udall and Ellie

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Millwood seen on the left he would

Becky and Stuart. The helicopter,

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operated by two affirm Papillon

Airways, crashed on Saturday. Bad

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weather meant it was hours before

the three surviving passengers and

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pilot could be flown to hospital in

Las Vegas. Family and friends have

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arrived here along with

investigators who are awaiting

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formal statements. The focus here is

on treating the survivors, not just

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to their physical injuries but also

trying to help them with the trauma

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they have endured. But there are

also questions for the helicopter

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company and the tour operator about

why three passengers were apparently

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unable to escape. James Cook, BBC

News, Las Vegas.

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A new tool to fight online

terror and jihadi activity

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is being unveiled by

the Home Secretary during a trip

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to the US.

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It aims to detect content

and remove it instantly.

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Funded with more than

£500,000 of government

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money, the tool draws upon a vast

database of material posted

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by the so-called Islamic State.

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The Home Secretary Amber Rudd

will meet with tech companies

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to discuss the software

as well as other efforts

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to tackle extremism.

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The purpose of commissioning it was

to show that the global Internet for

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the counterterrorism, there are

tools out there to do it we are

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asking for. This may be used to

smaller companies. There have been

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over 400 B platforms that are used

by terrorists so the smaller

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companies, this could be ideal.

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South Africa's ruling party has

made an official demand

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for President Jacob Zuma to step

down, after a 13-hour meeting

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with leading figures

from the African National Congress.

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Mr Zuma has been the head

of state since 2009,

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but his time in office

has been overshadowed

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by corruption allegations.

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It is unclear how he will respond

to the formal request to resign.

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BBC News has learned

that the Commonwealth has begun

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considering who might succeed

the Queen as the head

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of the organisation.

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Member states could choose anyone

as the ceremonial leader,

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as the role is not hereditary.

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The BBC has been told 53 member

states have established a high-level

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group of independent

figures to look at the way

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the Commonwealth is governed.

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It will meet for the first

time today in London.

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Portraits of Barack

and Michelle Obama have been

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unveiled at Washington's National

Gallery, and immediately went viral

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online, and it wasn't

all complimentary.

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While Mr Obama said

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that his was "pretty sharp",

social media was soon awash

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with jokes about him

being stuck in a hedgerow.

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He said the portrait of his wife

captured her "hotness",

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although many reacted to say it

looks nothing like her.

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It's an honour that the gallery

gives to past presidents,

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but let's just say that these

were in stark contrast to the more

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traditional presidential portrait.

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they are, aren't they? Its time they

were brought up-to-date?

It's always

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interesting seeing portraits because

when you know someone really well,

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it's always interesting seeing a

portrait of them. You don't

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necessarily agree with the artist.

Is that the official unveiling?

Oh,

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it's so amazing! It's never really

good getting a port had done. It's a

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bit like you get them done. The

beachfront and the caricatures.

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After the beach, you will would have

got it cheaper as well. Were you

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starting? In PyeongChang, again. We

are still glued to our screens. We

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have a Brit back. Elise Chrstie

should be starting in the speed

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dating after ten o'clock. It is an

exciting event. She will be wanting

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to recover from the mistakes made

four years ago in Sochi. A long

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journey to get back where she is. We

will be talking about that later on.

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She's among the favourites

in the 500m.

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The first of three distances

where she's going for a medal

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in these Games.

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Christie will need to win two races

this morning to make the final,

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which is around noon.

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Overnight, the biggest winner was

Kylie Cambridge, in the women's half

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pipe. That's despite claiming on

Twitter that she was both hungry and

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angry on Twitter.

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The pressure is relieved

a little for Antonio Conte.

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After back to back losses,

his Chelsea side beat West Brom

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to move back into the Premier

League's top four.

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And England have won the toss and

decided to have a bowl in their

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match with New Zealand. Joss Butler

leads the side with the captain

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injured and out. They started at six

o'clock this morning in Wellington,

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no wickets just yet.

I've been watching a lot of the pipe

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and the snowboarders. They say

frontside, I know what that means.

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Backside, I do. It's the front of

the back of the board. What about

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nine or 12?

I will leave that with

you. There are some fantastic terms

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as well.

Beef carpaccio, that is

one. There is also the McTwist.

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Rusty trombone? All I know is I

can't do any of them.

It's related

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to the amount of rotation.

I think

maybe be at his height. I am

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probably entirely wrong. He might

know the answer to that, Matt.

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probably entirely wrong. He might

know the answer to that, Matt.

Maybe

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it's to do with the position you

point the board at, nine o'clock, 12

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o'clock, who knows.

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Let's talk weather, after the

glorious start yesterday, a

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different day today and a few

problems if you're travelling. A

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mixture of things, wind and rain in

the south, gale force winds for some

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and snow and ice could be a feature

especially in Scotland and northern

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England. We saw some overnight in

Northern Ireland. On the radar, it

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has been rain, blue is the rain,

white is the snow. On the hills of

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Scotland it has been extensive,

lower levels at times, on the hills

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of northern England and Wales. If

you're travelling across the age

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nine, a 82, M8 and M74, you could

see heavy snow and on the hills we

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could see ten to 15 centimetres --

A9, A82. Snow confined to the tops

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of the hills. Further south

outbreaks pushing east over the next

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few hours and strong and gusty

winds, the risk of coastal flooding

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in southern coastal counties. The

strongest winds by the end of the

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morning will be in the south-east

corner. Notice the rain, snow and

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sleet will gradually ease away for

many areas and getting better in the

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west. A lot more sunshine in the

afternoon and still outbreaks of

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rain for eastern parts and a chilly

day by and large, especially when

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you factor in the wind. The evening

rush-hour will be better than the

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morning with dry weather around and

temperatures dropping in through the

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night with clear skies. Of course,

with wet ground in eastern areas, a

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risk of ice into tomorrow morning.

In the west the wind will pick up

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and by the end of the night more

rain spreads back into Northern

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Ireland, which will turn to snow.

Almost a repeat performance, this

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weather system pushing in with

strong winds but tomorrow the

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difference, a little slice of

yellow, slightly milder air pushing

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in through the day. The snow turning

back to rain a bit quicker and the

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snow in northern England and

Scotland tomorrow will be mainly on

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the hills, a few spots to lower

levels. Outbreaks of rain and severe

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gale force winds pushing across the

country from west to east and only

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Northern Ireland will brighten up to

the end of the day. Cardiff and

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Plymouth up to around 10 degrees.

Milder air to finish Wednesday and

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take us into Wednesday night. Cooler

air pushing back into take us into

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Thursday. A touch of frost around

but fairly breezy. Thursday, after

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today and tomorrow, a much sunnier

day with just a few snow flurries in

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parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland

and northern England. More through

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the morning. Back to you both.

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Happy Pancake Day by the way,

everybody! I will show

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Happy Pancake Day by the way,

everybody! I will show you a perfect

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recipe for a new style pancake later

on. It is a Japanese pancake.

We

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will talk about pancakes. This is

the Mail, lots of different kinds,

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this is my kind of pancake, have a

look at that! Stacked with a

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well-known chocolate spread I would

imagine.

Are you sweet or savoury?

I

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am sweet.

I like to finish with a

bit of ice cream with chocolate

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spread on it. That is the big

pancake finish.

Eye and traditional,

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more like lemon and sugar.

Don't you

like variety in your life -- I am

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traditional. I don't mean generally!

The front page of the Mail. Carrying

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on with their lead story yesterday

about Oxfam and they're talking

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about the scandal widening

dramatically, different claims

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coming up about the charity. These

are pictures of the people who were

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killed in that helicopter crash.

They were apparently on a birthday

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adventure and so much in the papers

about what happened and the fact

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that some people managed to escape

as well from that helicopter crash,

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which sings amazing.

The front page

of the Guardian, we had Amy Fuller

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live yesterday, this is a picture of

her and the dangerous conditions at

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the Games ash which seems amazing.

The wind was so strong she was

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struggling to control her snowboard.

-- which seems amazing. The half

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pipe today, great pictures from

that, Lee's Christie goes initial

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track speed skating later. The main

story on the Guardian, Oxfam. --

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Lee's Christie.

They have the

picture of a survivor running clear

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from the wreckage in the Grand

Canyon. This is an interesting story

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in the papers, how fast you should

eat your food and even if you eat

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healthy food, if you eat too fast,

that could affect your weight.

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Slowdown because your stomach

doesn't know it is full until 20

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minutes after it is.

Do you have to

do more chewing?

I don't know but

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slowdown.

20 minutes?

Imagine that.

I am a bit of a wolfer!

Totally!

An

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amazing picture on the front page of

the Metro. This woman walking away

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from the helicopter crash in the

Grand Canyon and the Daily Mirror

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has a story about Michael Markle,

secret visit to comfort Grenfell

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victims alone to comfort victims. --

Meghan Markle. Do you want to go

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first on business?

A story based on a conference in

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California where the chief marketing

officer for Unilever was there and

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he made comments about Facebook and

Google. Unilever is a company, you

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will know a lot of the brands, they

own things like Dove, Magnum and

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Persil. They have said they will

remove their ads from Facebook and

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Google if they don't get rid of

content they say creates divisions

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in society and promotes anger and

hate. This is a conference where he

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was talking. Unilever is a huge

company. This is a big company. The

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likes of Facebook and Google would

lose a lot of money if they pulled

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their advertising so they are saying

do something about all the madness

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that is online at the moment.

Holly?

We are all a fan of a nice suit,

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it's amazing what a good suit can do

and thinking back to the Olympics...

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Dan knows all about a nice suit.

Does he?

Back off!

The skeleton team

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in Pyeongchang, the technology

involved and the suits that they

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were, apparently that will give them

the edge. The suits that have been

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created for Team GB's skeleton team

apparently will take a second off

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their time. They have been coming

through in the practice runs over

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the past few days, people have been

giving them looks and comments

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because bedtimes have been quicker

than previously.

Is it extra

0:21:240:21:27

streamlining?

It's about weight

dynamics. Very similar to the suits

0:21:270:21:33

worn by the Team GB cyclists --

their times. Fascinating.

One second

0:21:330:21:40

can make the difference.

Lizzy

Yarnold and Laura Denes will be

0:21:400:21:43

competing later on this week. It's

Laura Dees who got the fastest time

0:21:430:21:49

so far so one to look out for.

If

you're going to wear one of those

0:21:490:21:54

suits them you can't eat one of

these, Japanese pancakes, it is all

0:21:540:22:01

about your wobble rather than your

flip. There is a recipe on the BBC

0:22:010:22:05

food website. It is normal pancake

batter but you whipped the egg

0:22:050:22:11

whites to get more height. If you

shake your stack it should wobble

0:22:110:22:16

when you go Japanese. -- you whip.

Are you going to try that tonight?

I

0:22:160:22:23

don't know, but I like this.

You can

go all MasterChef on us.

What is it

0:22:230:22:29

on the top?

It could be wall maps.

That's crucial for me, it's not

0:22:290:22:34

about the pancakes but the topping

is.

I think it is a knob of butter.

0:22:340:22:38

-- Walmarts.

0:22:380:22:43

-- Walmarts. farting hell

0:22:460:22:46

He ups and downs of life

like a failed relationship,

0:22:460:22:49

the death of a loved one,

or being a victim of crime can

0:22:490:22:52

all affect how we feel about our

lives and our mental health.

0:22:520:22:56

Now an online experiment

run in conjunction with

0:22:560:22:58

the BBC

is seeing if it's possible

0:22:580:23:00

to predict how you would cope

with those big life events.

0:23:000:23:03

Here's our health

correspondent, Dominic Hughes.

0:23:030:23:07

Working with friends,

doing something useful,

0:23:070:23:08

all on a sunny winter's day.

0:23:080:23:10

Jane found the stress

of her job as a primary

0:23:100:23:13

school teacher overwhelming.

0:23:130:23:14

Now working as a volunteer

to restore a local park she's found

0:23:140:23:17

the perfect antidote.

0:23:170:23:18

Sometimes I might not have

had a great morning,

0:23:180:23:20

but I might not have told anyone.

0:23:200:23:22

But for just them being themselves.

0:23:220:23:24

They might have made

me smile or laugh.

0:23:240:23:30

And then again I'm back on the right

track and I'm feeling positive.

0:23:300:23:33

It's a mixture of being outside,

doing something great for nature,

0:23:330:23:36

and also the people and the social

side of it as well.

0:23:360:23:43

Volunteering is the sort of activity

that ticks lots of boxes when it

0:23:430:23:46

comes to boosting our mental

well-being, it's an outdoor

0:23:460:23:49

activity, and on a glorious day

like today what could be

0:23:490:23:52

better than that?

0:23:520:23:56

It's physical, social,

and for those researching what makes

0:23:560:23:58

us happy, this is the sort of thing

that they say can really help.

0:23:580:24:02

Untangling the different factors,

positive and negative,

0:24:020:24:04

that make up our sense of well-being

or happiness could help prevent

0:24:040:24:07

mental health problems

from developing.

0:24:070:24:15

We are trying to learn more

about what it's like to have

0:24:180:24:21

depressive thinking styles...

0:24:210:24:22

That is the aim of the online survey

being launched today,

0:24:220:24:25

in particular to explore the links

between how we deal with life's ups

0:24:250:24:28

and downs and our mental health.

0:24:280:24:30

Being involved in a crime

or losing our job, failing an exam,

0:24:300:24:33

how that would impact

on whether or not we get

0:24:330:24:36

anxious or depressed.

0:24:360:24:37

And I'm interested in that both

because I think that we might be

0:24:370:24:40

able to explain a bit more about why

people become anxious and depressed,

0:24:400:24:44

but also because we can

do something about it.

0:24:440:24:46

Artist Raul Gutierrez knows exactly

how dwelling on past experiences

0:24:460:24:49

affected the man he is today.

0:24:490:24:51

The bullying he experienced

as a child led to anxiety and panic

0:24:510:24:54

attacks as an adult.

0:24:540:25:00

I didn't have the courage to say

to people I'm struggling.

0:25:000:25:03

With the help of his therapist

he changed the way he thought

0:25:030:25:07

with dramatic results.

0:25:070:25:07

One key thing was think about a good

thing before going to sleep.

0:25:070:25:11

And that changed everything.

0:25:110:25:19

Unlocking the secrets of happiness

and how they relate to good mental

0:25:220:25:25

health could be key in understanding

how to keep us all happy

0:25:250:25:29

and to identify those at risk

and in need of better help.

0:25:290:25:32

Dominic Hughes, BBC News.

0:25:320:25:37

Joining us now is Professor Peter

Kinderman, a psychologist

0:25:370:25:39

from Liverpool University

who is working on the study.

0:25:390:25:42

good morning.

Good morning.

We will

have a go later. Lots of information

0:25:420:25:48

in what we have just seen but what

are you hoping this information will

0:25:480:25:51

give you?

If we collect data on and

off people then we should be able to

0:25:510:25:57

work out some of the pathways from

the experiences we have in our

0:25:570:26:02

lives, the things that happen to us,

the circumstances in which we live

0:26:020:26:05

leading to on the one hand

well-being, happiness, feeling

0:26:050:26:10

miserable, and on the other hand

specific mental health problems,

0:26:100:26:14

anxiety and depression and so forth

and trying to work out the things

0:26:140:26:18

that happened to us and the way we

respond to them can affect our

0:26:180:26:22

mental state.

You're thinking that

it may be in some ways predictable?

0:26:220:26:26

That's the difference this year.

This is in collaboration with

0:26:260:26:32

someone at the university of

Manchester and the tomorrow's world

0:26:320:26:35

team and we want to work with the

BBC, because we have worked with

0:26:350:26:39

them before, we collect data on

large number of people. Four years

0:26:390:26:43

ago we were working on this with

just a survey and we couldn't

0:26:430:26:47

predict people's mood into the

future so this time when people take

0:26:470:26:51

part they will get a reminder to

come back six weeks later and we

0:26:510:26:55

will be able to see whether we can

predict from time one people's

0:26:550:27:00

mental health at time two and that

will be a more powerful scientific

0:27:000:27:04

experiment.

Surely if, say, for

example, there is a loss in the

0:27:040:27:10

family, your happiness is going to

be affected, is there no way round

0:27:100:27:16

that?

Everybody gets affected by

negative things but some more than

0:27:160:27:21

others. Back in 2013 we found a

combination of negative light

0:27:210:27:26

offence and particularly ruminating

about them seemed to be particularly

0:27:260:27:29

bad for people in the case of

developing anxiety and depression,

0:27:290:27:34

possibly because you stay up and it

affects your sleep, you're

0:27:340:27:37

constantly thinking about the things

that make you anxious but on the

0:27:370:27:41

other hand people experiencing those

negative events and mentally

0:27:410:27:45

problems of them and move on were

much less affected by... Even though

0:27:450:27:50

they had those bad events. Not only

events but how we think about them

0:27:500:27:55

is important.

Very interesting,

thank you so much. You will be back

0:27:550:28:01

later at 7:20am for people's

questions. The survey takes about 20

0:28:010:28:06

minutes. For more information you

can log onto:

0:28:060:28:11

What you need is people to join in?

Lots of people to join in and come

0:28:110:28:17

back six weeks later.

I will do it.

You're in, signed up, love it!

0:28:170:28:20

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

0:28:200:31:41

Thursday, temperatures getting a bit

more mild, temperatures back into

0:31:410:31:44

double figures and we should at

least get the return of a little bit

0:31:440:31:48

of sunshine.

0:31:480:31:54

Hello - this is Breakfast

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

0:31:540:31:57

We'll have the headlines in just

a moment and coming up

0:31:570:32:00

on Breakfast today:

0:32:000:32:00

Steph will be looking

at whether the cost of your shopping

0:32:000:32:04

is going up or down as new inflation

figures come out later.

0:32:040:32:07

Also this morning, you might

remember the amazing

0:32:070:32:09

flight of Sasha Dench

as she followed migrating swans

0:32:090:32:11

from Russia - now she's won

aviation's biggest prize,

0:32:110:32:15

she'll be here.

0:32:150:32:22

And Celia Imrie is another

of the stars of Finding your Feet -

0:32:220:32:26

the new British film

with an A-list cast,

0:32:260:32:28

she's here after 8.30.

0:32:280:32:29

But now a summary of this

morning's main news.

0:32:290:32:34

British package holiday companies

have started taking tourists back

0:32:340:32:37

to Tunisia this morning.

0:32:370:32:40

It's almost three years

since a gunman opened fire

0:32:400:32:45

at a beach resort killing 38 people.

0:32:450:32:48

30 British holidaymakers were killed

at the resort in Sousse

0:32:480:32:50

in June 2015.

0:32:500:32:51

Until last summer,

the Foreign Office advised

0:32:510:32:53

against travel there due

to the high risk of terrorism.

0:32:530:32:56

Within the last hour,

Thomas Cook operated the first

0:32:560:32:58

flight from Birmingham and says

holidaymakers should be reassured:

0:32:580:33:06

To look has obviously the

restrictions there. Those

0:33:110:33:14

restrictions were lifted because of

all the improvements have -- that

0:33:140:33:18

have been made in Tunisia and in the

results themselves. -- resorts.

0:33:180:33:25

The Charity Commission is launching

an investigation into Oxfam

0:33:250:33:27

following the revelation of a sex

scandal involving it's aid workers

0:33:270:33:30

in Haiti in 2011.

0:33:300:33:31

The watchdog says documents show

Oxfam may not have "fully

0:33:310:33:34

and frankly disclosed"

all the available information

0:33:340:33:36

at the time.

0:33:360:33:38

A new tool to fight online

terror and jihadi activity

0:33:380:33:41

is being unveiled by

the Home Secretary during a trip

0:33:410:33:44

to the US.

0:33:440:33:45

It aims to detect content

and remove it instantly.

0:33:450:33:47

Funded with more than

£500,000 of government

0:33:470:33:49

money, the tool draws upon a vast

database of material posted

0:33:490:33:52

by the so-called Islamic State.

0:33:520:33:55

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd

will meet with tech companies

0:33:550:34:00

to discuss the software

as well as other efforts

0:34:000:34:02

to tackle extremism.

0:34:020:34:10

Around 100 firefighters

are tackling a blaze

0:34:170:34:19

at an industrial estate

in northwest London.

0:34:190:34:20

Crews were called to

Long Drive in Northolt late

0:34:200:34:23

late last night

where multiple

0:34:230:34:24

units were on fire.

0:34:240:34:25

Residents have been advised

to keep their windows closed due

0:34:250:34:28

to thick smoke in the area.

0:34:280:34:30

The cause of the fire

is currently not known.

0:34:300:34:32

BBC News has learned

that the Commonwealth has begun

0:34:320:34:35

considering who might succeed

the Queen as the head

0:34:350:34:37

of the organisation.

0:34:370:34:38

Member states could choose anyone

as the ceremonial leader,

0:34:380:34:40

as the role isn't hereditary.

0:34:400:34:42

The BBC's been told 53 member states

have established a high-level

0:34:420:34:45

group of independent

figures to look at the way

0:34:450:34:47

the Commonwealth is governed.

0:34:470:34:48

It'll meet for the first

time today in London.

0:34:480:34:53

That is some of the main news

stories. Holly is here and we will

0:34:530:34:57

start with a Winter Olympics. One of

the big British hopes.

0:34:570:35:07

the big British hopes.

Yes, Elise

Christie in a few hours' time will

0:35:070:35:10

get her speed dating hopes under

way. If you think back four years

0:35:100:35:14

ago to Sochi, it was hard to watch.

She was disqualified after she was

0:35:140:35:20

blamed for a pilot in the speed

dating event. She has really

0:35:200:35:25

struggled since then. Incredible to

see her back competing. Through so

0:35:250:35:30

much to get as she received a lot of

abuse on line. She is one of the

0:35:300:35:38

best chance is the Britain of a gold

medal. She will resume her bid which

0:35:380:35:45

starts at around ten o'clock. She

was disqualified from all three of

0:35:450:35:50

her events in Sochi but in

PyeongChang, an Olympic record time.

0:35:500:35:58

She goes into the quarterfinals

initially.

It was quite appealing,

0:35:580:36:05

it was harsh to stand with dashed to

start with, it's tough and it gets

0:36:050:36:11

you into the top eight and after

that, anything is a win so it's just

0:36:110:36:15

getting the preparation in between

done.

0:36:150:36:26

The big performance overnight came

on the snowboard in the half pipe

0:36:300:36:34

final. Cloete Kim from the USA put

in an extraordinary performance.

0:36:340:36:48

These were her thoughts posted just

before that final run,

0:37:010:37:03

regretting a sandwich

she never finished.

0:37:030:37:05

It was almost 24 hours

after she posted about ice cream

0:37:050:37:08

during the qualification stage.

0:37:080:37:09

And as you're about to see she's not

afraid to let food get in the way

0:37:090:37:13

of her interview duties either.

0:37:130:37:21

Tested and I just couldn't do it

anyway, it is TMI, I know. I will

0:37:290:37:37

transfer all that anger of me having

an empty stomach.

Massive

0:37:370:37:41

congratulations.

She is eating ice

cream during the interview.

I was

0:37:410:37:52

asking you and Dan about what all

these numbers refer to in the half

0:37:520:37:56

pipe. Did I see you are right? 20%

right. All acronyms for example. It

0:37:560:38:06

goes on and on. It's all about

rotation.

Everyone who is ever won a

0:38:060:38:15

half pipe medal has mentioned the

word stoked.

And TMI is "Too much

0:38:150:38:23

information".

0:38:230:38:25

A husband and wife pairing led

the Olympic Athletes from Russia

0:38:250:38:28

to their third medal of these Games.

0:38:280:38:30

It's the first overall

to be won in curling.

0:38:300:38:32

They beat Norway in the bronze medal

match to seal third place

0:38:320:38:35

in the mixed doubles.

0:38:350:38:36

The Russian pair got

married in June last year.

0:38:360:38:39

Canada face Switzerland

for gold later this morning.

0:38:390:38:41

And the weather is nowhere

near as bad as yesterday

0:38:410:38:44

in Pyeongchang but it's still having

an effect on some events.

0:38:440:38:47

This was the Russian Pavel

Trikhichev crashing out

0:38:470:38:49

in the combined alpine skiing event.

0:38:490:38:51

The downhill course had to start

lower down the mountain

0:38:510:38:53

because of the wind.

0:38:530:39:01

Mining it's hard to watch, I think

he is OK. I should probably confirm

0:39:040:39:08

that.

0:39:080:39:08

Chelsea emphatically

ended their losing streak

0:39:080:39:10

in the Premier League last night,

beating the bottom side West Brom

0:39:100:39:13

by three goals to nil

at Stamford Bridge.

0:39:130:39:15

The result reduces the pressure

on Chelsea manager

0:39:150:39:17

Antonio Conte, who had Eden Hazard

to thank for the win.

0:39:170:39:20

The Belgian scored two of the three

goals, Victor Moses got the other.

0:39:200:39:24

Conte's side are back

into the top four.

0:39:240:39:31

I don't have a problem to give you

this impression. I think that maybe

0:39:310:39:41

I don't want this pressure can...

Can wait on the shoulders of my

0:39:410:39:48

players because my players must play

with great confidence and don't feel

0:39:480:39:53

the pressure of the situation.

0:39:530:39:55

Cricket is underway in Wellington

right now, with England facing

0:39:550:39:58

New Zealand.

0:39:580:39:58

The tourists won the toss

and decided the have a bowl.

0:39:580:40:01

And early on Martin Guptil made it

look like a bad decision

0:40:010:40:05

from stand in captain

Jos Buttler, as he picked apart

0:40:050:40:07

the opening bowlers.

0:40:070:40:09

Some big hitting here but England

have made a breakthrough.

0:40:090:40:14

Colin Munro trying to go big too

but he was caught out.

0:40:140:40:22

New Zealand currently 60/1 wickets

with eight overs played.

0:40:240:40:26

So if you've been glued

to your screens watching

0:40:260:40:29

the Winter Olympics,

you're not the only ones -

0:40:290:40:31

we've been really enjoying some

of your photos and videos

0:40:310:40:34

like this one.

0:40:340:40:35

Start them early -

these three have switched over

0:40:350:40:37

It's not just the kids -

it's the pets.

0:40:400:40:45

This cat seems to coming out

the telly while watching the figure

0:40:450:40:48

skating.

0:40:480:40:53

We have had lots of delays during

the Games so far little that time on

0:40:530:40:58

their hands, members of the Swiss

retail -- freestyle team have been

0:40:580:41:02

amusing themselves with some antics.

Hugh upperbody strength there but I

0:41:020:41:06

would say, do not try this at home.

At train stations, at airports.

0:41:060:41:12

Don't write anywhere.

It's quite

impressive. Do not do it.

0:41:120:41:20

In the years before the 2015 terror

attacks, Tunisia enjoyed a booming

0:41:200:41:23

tourism industry, with around half

a million Brits visiting each year.

0:41:230:41:27

But just 28,000 made the trip

last year after UK tour

0:41:270:41:30

operators stopped flights.

0:41:300:41:31

In the last hour they've started

again, so can Tunisia's tourism

0:41:310:41:34

industry bounce back?

0:41:340:41:35

Simon Calder is the

Independent's travel editor.

0:41:350:41:43

I know you've been never quite some

hours. What have some of those

0:41:470:41:53

people on that first flight been

saying.

0:41:530:41:59

saying.

A sense of cryptic site can

believe that people can go back.

0:42:000:42:03

They started turning up at two this

morning. The flight left half an

0:42:030:42:08

hour ago. They were basically

saying, we love Tunisia, we haven't

0:42:080:42:12

been or to go there for 2.5 years

and frankly, we are delighted to be

0:42:120:42:16

back, despite the terrible tragedy

on the beach in Sousse in June 2015

0:42:160:42:23

in which 30 British holidaymakers

and eight other people died. They

0:42:230:42:26

say they are not worried by the

Foreign Office warning, that another

0:42:260:42:34

terrorist attack is very likely.

They are delighted to be a will to

0:42:340:42:39

return to a country which has been

desperately missing British

0:42:390:42:42

holidaymakers.

You mentioned the

Foreign Office warning about another

0:42:420:42:47

terrorist attack. How safe is

Tunisia?

I would head back there

0:42:470:42:55

today very happily. Another flight

from Manchester today and one from

0:42:550:42:59

Gatwick tomorrow. There are risks.

Tunisia has a long, leaky frontier

0:42:590:43:06

with Libya which is a failed state

with lots of guns and extremism so

0:43:060:43:11

that is a huge problem for

authorities to manage but they

0:43:110:43:14

persuaded the Foreign Office that

actually, they are up to the task of

0:43:140:43:18

looking after British holidaymakers.

Personally, I'd be more red about

0:43:180:43:23

crossing the road because the road

accident rates are terrible in

0:43:230:43:27

Tunisia. We are naturally very

concerned that travellers about

0:43:270:43:35

terrorism but as a risk, tiny

compared to things such as accidents

0:43:350:43:40

in water and road accidents.

Talking

about the numbers of British

0:43:400:43:46

tourists who used to go and what it

was last year, it is a huge

0:43:460:43:51

difference. It's all about free

building a reputation, that tourists

0:43:510:43:55

can see it as a country that is safe

and if those numbers return, that is

0:43:550:44:00

a huge amount of money into the

Tunisian economy.

It's been

0:44:000:44:06

absolutely devastating since the

British pulled out. Tens of

0:44:060:44:09

thousands of people have lost their

livelihoods, entire resorts have

0:44:090:44:13

been like ghost towns and those

other conditions in which possibly

0:44:130:44:17

extremism can flourish. It is really

important that tourism is part of

0:44:170:44:23

the solution. What the tour

operators are hoping for, just three

0:44:230:44:27

flights a week initially, stepping

up to about ten a week a summer.

0:44:270:44:33

They will have a calm, enjoyable

return to Tunisia and things can get

0:44:330:44:39

back to normal but very much the

sense is, it is open to business,

0:44:390:44:43

they are going to look after

holidaymakers and frankly, I can't

0:44:430:44:47

wait to go back and take my family.

A ringing endorsement. We will speak

0:44:470:44:57

to somebody who was in Sousse on

that day later and acted Birmingham

0:44:570:45:00

airport.

0:45:000:45:04

What's the weather like here, it's

been very chilly, Matt has all the

0:45:040:45:07

details.

0:45:070:45:09

You dreaming of winter sunshine

somewhere else, not a great start to

0:45:090:45:14

the day, not unlike yesterday,

frosty in eastern areas but a

0:45:140:45:19

combination of things for the

morning rush-hour. Strong winds,

0:45:190:45:22

heavy rain, especially further

south, snow and ice up north. On the

0:45:220:45:27

radar, we have seen the rain in blue

pushing in from the west and the

0:45:270:45:31

white is where the snow has been.

Snow in Wales and south-west England

0:45:310:45:35

on the tops of the hills, clearing

away from Northern Ireland but it

0:45:350:45:40

continues to fall in higher ground

in northern England, maybe lower

0:45:400:45:43

levels at times, maybe through the

morning rush hour, causing some

0:45:430:45:47

problems on higher roots. Turning

clearer in the next few hours to the

0:45:470:45:51

west of Northern Ireland, still

further snow to come on

0:45:510:45:55

trans-Pennine routes on the Welsh

hills as well. Outbreaks of rain in

0:45:550:45:59

the Midlands and southern England,

working east and strong gusty gale

0:45:590:46:02

force winds with a small risk of

coastal flooding on the southern

0:46:020:46:07

coastal areas as we go through the

next couple of hours. And improving

0:46:070:46:11

day for most, we will see the cloud

breaking up in the west, sunshine

0:46:110:46:15

comes out. Sleet and of lorries in

western Scotland and the far north

0:46:150:46:20

of Northern Ireland later, some

outbreaks to the east of England and

0:46:200:46:23

a chilly day, 4-7 for many. -- sleet

and snow Flores. Into the night the

0:46:230:46:33

cloud in eastern England will

gradually break up and eastern areas

0:46:330:46:36

will see temperatures dropping the

furthest tonight, the risk of frost

0:46:360:46:40

anywhere to begin with and where you

have the rain and snow today, highs

0:46:400:46:44

to take us into tomorrow morning

ahead of the next weather system

0:46:440:46:48

working in -- ice. Another windy day

as the weather front works its way

0:46:480:46:55

in. But the difference tomorrow is

we will see a slightly milder set of

0:46:550:47:01

conditions. Tomorrow, cold, as the

weather front hits the cold air,

0:47:010:47:06

snow falling in the Scottish hills

and the hills of northern England,

0:47:060:47:09

not much at lower levels, turning

back to rain as the south-westerly

0:47:090:47:12

wind brings milder air. Fairly

cloudy in the east in the afternoon,

0:47:120:47:19

occasional rain, sunniest to finish

the day in Northern Ireland, warmest

0:47:190:47:23

in the south, ten possible. Into

Thursday those outbreaks of rain

0:47:230:47:27

work their way off, a chilly night

into Thursday morning with a bit of

0:47:270:47:32

frost around and the breeze should

keep most of the temperatures up but

0:47:320:47:35

on Thursday back to sunny spells

bore the majority with a few snow

0:47:350:47:40

flurries west of Scotland and

Northern Ireland in particular --

0:47:400:47:42

for the majority.

Looks chilly,

thanks very much!

0:47:420:47:47

This morning we will find out how

much prices are going up. Steph is

0:47:470:47:52

here to look at the inflation

figures. Where are we at the moment?

0:47:520:47:59

Inflation is basically a measure of

the rise in the cost of living so

0:47:590:48:03

the way that is worked out is the

Office for National Statistics

0:48:030:48:09

basically look at several 100 goods

and services that we commonly by and

0:48:090:48:14

they create a virtual shopping

basket and they look at what happens

0:48:140:48:19

-- purchase. We saw in December CPI,

the main measure of inflation, was

0:48:190:48:26

at 3% and what we expect for January

is it to be around that but we can

0:48:260:48:33

look at things that can push it to

that level.

0:48:330:48:39

Now for a long time food prices

were falling but last year

0:48:390:48:43

they started creeping up again.

0:48:430:48:44

Mainly because we import a lot

of food and because of the fall

0:48:440:48:48

in the value of the pound it's

made it more expensive

0:48:480:48:51

to buy from abroad.

0:48:510:48:52

Tobacco is another product expected

to have gone up in price,

0:48:520:48:55

mainly because of a rise

in government taxes.

0:48:550:48:57

Fuel, always a big one, this.

0:48:570:48:58

Oil prices were the big story

in business for a long time

0:48:580:49:02

because they were so low,

down at around $45 a barrel,

0:49:020:49:05

but not anymore.

0:49:050:49:06

In January the price of oil had got

up to about $70 a barrel and that

0:49:060:49:10

usually means higher

prices at the pumps.

0:49:100:49:12

The other element of this is wages.

0:49:120:49:20

Very strangely placed,.

-- placed.

The price of oil has gone up, it has

0:49:200:49:33

nearly doubled since June last year.

We are likely to see inflation

0:49:330:49:39

around 3% and well above the 2%

target.

Very hard to concentrate

0:49:390:49:45

when you have two giggling

presenters.

Two children in the

0:49:450:49:50

studio. What does it mean for

interest rates?

The way monetary

0:49:500:49:54

policy works in the UK is they try

to keep inflation at 2% so prices

0:49:540:49:58

aren't going up too quickly. The way

they try to control that is using

0:49:580:50:03

interest rates and the theory behind

that is if you put up interest rates

0:50:030:50:07

then it will mean people have to pay

more for things like mortgages,

0:50:070:50:11

loans, which means they don't have

as much spare money to spend in the

0:50:110:50:16

shops so if they're not spending as

much in the shops, demand falls and

0:50:160:50:19

prices come down. That's the idea of

monetary policy. There's an argument

0:50:190:50:24

about whether actually works any

more or not given how much prices in

0:50:240:50:29

this country are affected by global

things so we will be talking about

0:50:290:50:32

that later.

What about wages?

The

reason inflation is important is

0:50:320:50:39

because for a long time wages

haven't kept up with the cost of

0:50:390:50:43

living so that's meant although

people might not be earning less it

0:50:430:50:46

has felt so because the cost of

living has gone up so much. What the

0:50:460:50:50

Bank of England has said recently is

wages are starting to go up a bit.

0:50:500:50:55

I'm sure lots of people at home have

said I haven't seen my wages go up,

0:50:550:50:59

they are taking an average here so

we are starting to see wages going

0:50:590:51:03

up but it's a long way to catch up

with the cost of living rises

0:51:030:51:07

recently.

Steph, thanks to much.

Thanks for the basket as well, it

0:51:070:51:12

looked like you were siphoning off

some petrol.

Bouquet, that makes me

0:51:120:51:17

feel so much better! -- OK.

0:51:170:51:21

Tightrope walkers,

clowns, trapeze artists,

0:51:210:51:22

just some of the acts

we love about the circus!

0:51:220:51:25

This year marks 250 years

since the first one opened

0:51:250:51:28

in London Waterloo,

so our arts correspondent

0:51:280:51:30

David Sillito is at a Big Top

for us this morning.

0:51:300:51:37

They are already in action?

0:51:370:51:39

Good morning, through the plush red

velvet curtains the spotlight is

0:51:390:51:44

having a moment. We have the

Greatest Showman in cinemas and the

0:51:440:51:51

250th anniversary and how little has

changed, the Big Top, the 42 foot

0:51:510:51:58

wide circus ring and fantastic

#BackspaceWord. But of course these

0:51:580:52:02

days not so many animals, none at

all, and clowns... Yeah. Rather

0:52:020:52:07

different look here. Clowns have had

to move with the times.

0:52:070:52:14

Once upon a time every circus had

its own troop.

0:52:140:52:18

The facepaint, the big shoes,

they were the heart of circus

0:52:180:52:21

heritage, but the wigs and grease

paint are in decline.

0:52:210:52:24

Maybe it's the clown horror films,

but on this anniversary year

0:52:240:52:27

there is a big issue for the man

hoping to be World Clown President.

0:52:270:52:31

I didn't realise there

was democracy in clowning.

0:52:310:52:39

There is quite a lot of democracy

and quite a lot of politics as well.

0:52:390:52:43

What are the issues at the moment?

0:52:430:52:45

You've already highlighted

the main question we asked,

0:52:450:52:47

are people scared of clowns?

0:52:470:52:48

It is the big issue.

0:52:480:52:49

Even here in the heart of clowndom,

more and more clowns are giving up

0:52:490:52:53

on looking like clowns.

0:52:530:52:54

If you had seen me back in 1973

when I first started coming here,

0:52:540:52:58

then you would have seen

a completely different face.

0:52:580:53:01

We don't look like proper clowns.

0:53:010:53:07

Children, over the years have got

a little bit wary of clowns.

0:53:070:53:15

But there is a fightback against all

this anti-clown prejudice.

0:53:160:53:23

I am PC Bibbledy Bob,

or Bibbledy Bob the Clown,

0:53:230:53:26

the regional director

for the World Clown Association

0:53:260:53:28

for Europe and the whole of Africa.

0:53:280:53:30

I thank you.

0:53:300:53:31

Yes, there really is

a regional clown director.

0:53:310:53:37

You press people, you

like a negative story.

0:53:370:53:39

Positivity does not sell.

0:53:390:53:40

So unfortunately we keeping busy,

we keep getting work,

0:53:400:53:42

and you are obsessed with the fact

that we might not be getting that

0:53:420:53:46

because of silly films.

0:53:460:53:49

I stood corrected.

0:53:490:53:51

It seems there is still a lot

of clown love out there.

0:53:510:53:54

But clown politics?

0:53:540:53:55

I had a chat to Elsie.

0:53:550:53:57

It is only when it gets to meetings,

it can get quite heated.

0:53:570:54:00

There are clown meetings?

0:54:000:54:01

There's a committee...

0:54:010:54:02

I couldn't take it seriously...

0:54:020:54:10

So Elsie won't be running

for World Clown President.

0:54:100:54:12

But someone has to.

0:54:120:54:13

Because when it comes to the future

of clowning there is a lot

0:54:130:54:17

to think about.

0:54:170:54:25

Well, I have Andrea from Romania.

You can tell the difference, the

0:54:270:54:35

only last vestige there is of

clowning is the red nose. Let's have

0:54:350:54:39

a cat to the man in charge, Philip

Astley. You have quite a history,

0:54:390:54:43

don't you, how many years in charge

here

0:54:430:54:54

here -- chat.

It goes back almost

100 years.

Let's go through the

0:54:550:55:00

questions, where your animals?

Wild

animals occupied a small part of the

0:55:000:55:05

circus history, it's moved on and in

the UK out of 35 circuses, more

0:55:050:55:10

touring than ever before, probably

two or three use domestic animals.

0:55:100:55:16

We are nonanimal completely.

You

said there are more than ever

0:55:160:55:20

before?

Absolutely, the first 15 or

20 years has seen a revival, 35

0:55:200:55:25

touring under big tops throughout

the country. A really exciting time

0:55:250:55:30

for British circus.

A different form

of circus, there's the Chinese State

0:55:300:55:34

Circus and all sorts of different

ones?

As circus moved away from the

0:55:340:55:39

wild animals, different companies

have found different directions.

0:55:390:55:42

Some concentrated on a nationality,

a period in circus, a thrill circus,

0:55:420:55:48

but here we have gone down the route

of big West End musical style

0:55:480:55:52

circus.

Andrea, your clown, where is

the face paint?

She is the only

0:55:520:55:58

female clown and she is here because

she is very funny, that's why Andrea

0:55:580:56:03

is here, but also it's the

international year of the woman so

0:56:030:56:06

we've got a female clown.

A

pleasure. There it is.

0:56:060:56:10

Celebrating 250 years of a British

invention, the circus.

It's been

0:56:100:56:17

mesmerising as well. Thank you very

much indeed. When was the last time

0:56:170:56:20

you went to a circus, I went last

summer and it was brilliant.

I

0:56:200:56:24

haven't been for a while.

I love a

good circus!

0:56:240:56:32

You're watching

Breakfast from BBC News.

0:56:320:56:34

Still to come this morning:

0:56:340:56:35

It's

just a few hours till Team GB's

0:56:350:56:37

Elise Christie takes

to the ice in the short track.

0:56:370:56:40

BBC Commentator Wilf O'Reilly took

two golds in the sport

0:56:400:56:43

back 1988, he'll tell

us what to watch out

0:56:430:56:45

for later.

0:56:450:56:46

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

0:56:460:56:48

The annoying thing is they didn't

count as Olympic medals because it

0:56:480:56:52

was a demonstration event. Very

annoying.

Good luck

0:56:521:00:15

more mild, temperatures back

into double figures and we should

1:00:151:00:18

at least get the return

of a little bit of sunshine.

1:00:181:00:21

I'm back with the latest

from the BBC London newsroom

1:00:211:00:24

in half an hour.

1:00:241:00:25

Bye for now.

1:00:251:00:28

Hello - this is Breakfast

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

1:00:281:00:31

We'll have the headlines in just

a moment and coming up

1:00:321:00:35

on Breakfast today:

1:00:351:00:37

Steph will be looking

at whether the cost of your shopping

1:00:371:00:40

Good morning it's

Tuesday 13th February

1:01:021:01:03

Also this morning

1:01:031:01:04

after days of allegations of sexual

misconduct at Oxfam -

1:01:041:01:07

the charities' watchdog launches

a formal inquiry into the claims.

1:01:071:01:15

Sort of extremist material instantly

has been unveiled by the government.

1:01:171:01:22

-- software which can remove

extremist material.

1:01:221:01:26

Today we'll be finding out how much

the cost of living has been going up

1:01:261:01:30

by when the latest

inflation figures are out.

1:01:301:01:32

I'll be looking at why

prices are rising.

1:01:321:01:34

Good morning - in sport,

a 500 metre dash for glory and gold.

1:01:341:01:38

Team GB's Elise Christie competes

in the women's short track speed

1:01:381:01:41

skating event later -

but can she claim a first British

1:01:411:01:44

medal in Pyeongchang?

1:01:441:01:45

Matt has the weather. Good morning.

Yesterday brought some sunshine to

1:01:451:01:48

start the day. Some rain around. If

we are passing northern England and

1:01:481:01:51

Scotland, some snow for the morning

commute. I will have all the details

1:01:511:01:55

in the next 15 minutes.

1:01:551:01:57

Good morning.

1:01:571:01:57

First, our main story.

1:01:571:01:58

British holidaymakers are heading

back to Tunisia this morning,

1:01:581:02:01

more than two years after a terror

attack killed 38 people,

1:02:011:02:04

30 of them Britons

at a beach resort.

1:02:041:02:06

Thomas Cook is the first British

tour company to resume

1:02:061:02:09

flights to the country.

1:02:091:02:10

200 passengers are due

to take off from Birmingham

1:02:101:02:12

in the next 15 minutes.

1:02:121:02:14

Breakfast's John Maguire is there.

1:02:141:02:22

I know you have been speaking to

passengers there as well. Good

1:02:241:02:28

morning.

When you look up at the

departure boards, their

1:02:281:02:35

destinations, Istanbul, Frankfurt

and for the first time in almost

1:02:351:02:37

three years, Tunisia is back the

departure boards, back as a charter

1:02:371:02:43

flight from Birmingham. The

passengers were a mixture of some

1:02:431:02:46

who got a real bargain and were keen

to go to some winter sun but others

1:02:461:02:50

who had been at the many, many

years, and were very keen to get

1:02:501:02:55

back on this morning's flight.

1:02:551:02:57

With its idyllic white beaches

and pristine Mediterranean

1:02:571:02:59

coastline, Tunisia was a popular

holiday destination for British

1:02:591:03:02

tourists, attracting around

430,000 of them each year.

1:03:021:03:05

But then came the attack in June

2015 when a gunman killed 30 Britons

1:03:051:03:09

and another eight holidaymakers

on a beach near Sousse.

1:03:091:03:11

So-called Islamic State said

it was behind the shooting.

1:03:111:03:14

Almost three years on from that

deadly attack, British tour

1:03:141:03:16

companies are offering package

holidays to the country.

1:03:161:03:18

This morning, 220 passengers

were the first to return,

1:03:181:03:21

flying from Birmingham.

1:03:211:03:22

I'm a bit nervous because I didn't

know we were the first ones

1:03:221:03:25

and we were there the last time

the terrorist attack

1:03:251:03:33

was on, so we were staying

in a hotel down the road.

1:03:371:03:40

We left the country.

1:03:401:03:41

As soon as we knew there

was another flight going,

1:03:411:03:46

we thought we'd go back out there.

1:03:461:03:48

I've still been travelling

while it's been closed.

1:03:481:03:50

I go to France and

Germany, normally.

1:03:501:03:55

No, I'm not scared at all.

1:03:551:03:58

No trouble.

1:03:581:04:00

Beautiful place, beautiful.

1:04:001:04:03

Probably more dangerous

staying in London.

1:04:031:04:05

British officials say Tunisia

has made huge progress

1:04:051:04:07

on counterterrorism

and security since the attacks

1:04:071:04:11

although the Foreign Office advice

is that travellers are vigilant

1:04:111:04:14

at all times as the country remains

in a state of emergency.

1:04:141:04:22

A couple of years ago, 430,000 Brits

travel to Tunisia in just one year.

1:04:261:04:32

Last year, and that number had gone

down to around 20 4000. People were

1:04:321:04:37

still finding their way to the

country, as you've seen. People who

1:04:371:04:41

really love going out. The place

itself, the tourism industry has

1:04:411:04:46

been absolutely decimated. Aside

from the 38 people killed in the

1:04:461:04:49

attack in Sousse in June three

months earlier, 22 died in another

1:04:491:04:55

attack at a very popular museum in

Tunisia. Extras in Munich --

1:04:551:05:01

important that not only tour

operators but there is also a flight

1:05:011:05:07

leaving from Manchester in around

one hour. Other flights will take

1:05:071:05:10

place from airports right across the

UK, putting Tunisia back on the

1:05:101:05:16

tourism map. Very important for them

and important for the tourist

1:05:161:05:19

companies and those people who just

love to visit that part of the

1:05:191:05:23

world. This time of course, safely.

Thank you very much.

1:05:231:05:33

The Charity Commission is launching

an investigation into Oxfam

1:05:331:05:36

following the revelation of a sex

scandal involving it's aid workers

1:05:361:05:38

The watchdog says documents show

Oxfam may not have "fully

1:05:381:05:42

and frankly disclosed"

all the available information

1:05:421:05:44

at the time.

1:05:441:05:51

The president has described those

involved as partaking in a serious

1:05:521:05:58

violation of human dignity.

1:05:581:06:01

A new tool to fight online

terror and jihadi activity

1:06:011:06:04

is being unveiled by

the Home Secretary during a trip

1:06:041:06:07

to the US.

1:06:071:06:07

It aims to detect content

and remove it instantly.

1:06:071:06:10

Funded with more than half a million

pounds of government

1:06:101:06:13

money, the tool draws upon a vast

database of material posted

1:06:131:06:16

by the so-called Islamic State.

1:06:161:06:17

Our tech reporter Dave Lee has more.

1:06:171:06:19

Created by an artificial

intelligence company based

1:06:191:06:21

in London, and funded with more

than £500,000 of government money,

1:06:211:06:24

the tool draws upon a vast database

of material posted online

1:06:241:06:27

by the so-called Islamic State.

1:06:271:06:28

We have two videos, one

of which is legitimate news content,

1:06:281:06:31

the other is propaganda.

1:06:311:06:37

To my naked eye, I actually can't

tell the difference between the two.

1:06:371:06:42

Fortunately down at the bottom,

this is very low probability

1:06:421:06:45

of being terrorist content,

but this one of being much higher.

1:06:451:06:52

Using this technique,

the software creators believe

1:06:521:06:56

they can spot up to 94%

of IS content posted

1:06:561:06:59

online with an accuracy of 99.95%.

1:06:591:07:03

Anything the software is unsure

about is flagged for human review.

1:07:031:07:06

I've had a demonstration of it,

I know a lot of other people

1:07:061:07:11

as well, and it's a very convincing

example of the fact that you can

1:07:111:07:14

have the information you need

to make sure this information is not

1:07:141:07:20

going online in the first place.

1:07:201:07:28

Advocates of an open internet often

push back against this type

1:07:281:07:30

of software because it can often

cause content being blocked when it

1:07:301:07:34

shouldn't be, false positives.

1:07:341:07:35

Yet, an estimated 400 Web services

were used to block propaganda

1:07:351:07:39

in 2017, and so it is less

about blocking jihadis online today

1:07:391:07:42

and more about predicting

where they might be

1:07:421:07:45

on the internet tomorrow.

1:07:451:07:52

American government investigators

have been instructed to examine

1:07:551:07:57

the Grand Canyon helicopter crash

which killed seven people.

1:07:571:08:00

British tourists Becky

Dobson and brothers,

1:08:001:08:01

Stuart and Jason Hill

were among those that died.

1:08:011:08:04

The four survivors, three other

Britons and the pilot are currently

1:08:041:08:07

being treated in

hospital in Las Vegas.

1:08:071:08:10

Stuart Hill, a car salesman

in Brighton, died celebrating his

1:08:101:08:13

30th birthday along

with his girlfriend,

1:08:131:08:14

Becky Dobson, who was 27.

1:08:141:08:16

Stuart's brother, Jason Hill,

a lawyer in Milton Keynes,

1:08:161:08:18

also died.

1:08:181:08:19

He was 32 years old.

1:08:191:08:20

His girlfriend,

Jennifer Barham, survived.

1:08:201:08:24

So did newlyweds John Udall

and Ellie Milward, seen

1:08:241:08:26

here on the left at their wedding

with Becky and Stuart.

1:08:261:08:31

The helicopter, a Euro EC130,

operated by tour firm

1:08:311:08:34

Papillon Airways, crashed

in the Grand Canyon just before

1:08:341:08:38

sunset on Saturday.

1:08:381:08:41

Bad weather meant it was nearly nine

hours before the three surviving

1:08:411:08:44

passengers and pilot could be flown

to hospital in Las Vegas.

1:08:441:08:47

Family and friends have now arrived

here along with investigators

1:08:471:08:53

who are waiting to take

formal statements.

1:08:531:08:56

The focus here is on treating

the survivors, not just

1:08:561:08:59

for their physical injuries but also

trying to help them with the trauma

1:08:591:09:02

they have endured.

1:09:021:09:03

But there are also questions

for the helicopter company

1:09:031:09:06

and the tour operator about why

three passengers were apparently

1:09:061:09:08

unable to escape.

1:09:081:09:09

James Cook, BBC News, Las Vegas.

1:09:091:09:17

South Africa's ruling party has

made an official demand

1:09:291:09:31

for President Jacob Zuma to step

down, after a 13-hour meeting

1:09:311:09:34

with leading figures

from the African National Congress.

1:09:341:09:36

Mr Zuma has been the head

of state since 2009,

1:09:361:09:39

but his time in office

has been overshadowed

1:09:391:09:41

by corruption allegations.

1:09:411:09:42

It is unclear how he will respond

to the formal request to resign.

1:09:421:09:46

London City Airport will reopen

later today after a 500kg

1:09:461:09:48

Second World War bomb found

there was safely moved.

1:09:481:09:51

The device was discovered

at the King George V Dock on Sunday

1:09:511:09:54

during planned work

at the east London airport.

1:09:541:09:57

All flights were cancelled on Monday

as an exclusion zone was put

1:09:571:10:00

in place, closing the airport

and affecting up to 16,000

1:10:001:10:03

passengers and some residents

who were evacuated.

1:10:031:10:05

The bomb will be detonated

at a secure location this morning.

1:10:051:10:08

BBC News has learned

that the Commonwealth has begun

1:10:081:10:11

considering who might succeed

the Queen as the head

1:10:111:10:13

of the organisation.

1:10:131:10:16

Member states could choose anyone

as the ceremonial leader,

1:10:161:10:19

as the role is not hereditary.

1:10:191:10:26

The BBC has been told 53 member

states have established a high-level

1:10:261:10:29

group of independent

figures to look at the way

1:10:291:10:32

the Commonwealth is governed.

1:10:321:10:33

It will meet for the first

time today in London.

1:10:331:10:36

Portraits of Barack

and Michelle Obama have been

1:10:361:10:38

unveiled at Washington's National

Gallery, and immediately went viral

1:10:381:10:40

online, and it wasn't

all complimentary.

1:10:401:10:42

While Mr Obama said

1:10:421:10:48

that his was "pretty sharp",

social media was soon awash

1:10:481:10:51

with jokes about him

being stuck in a hedgerow.

1:10:511:10:57

He said the portrait of his wife

captured her "hotness",

1:10:571:11:02

although many reacted to say it

looks nothing like her.

1:11:021:11:05

It's an honour that the gallery

gives to past presidents,

1:11:051:11:08

but let's just say that these

were in stark contrast to the more

1:11:081:11:11

traditional presidential portrait.

1:11:111:11:18

As we've been hearing,

Oxfam is facing further scrutiny

1:11:181:11:21

today over an alleged sex scandal

involving its aid workers

1:11:211:11:23

in Haiti in 2011.

1:11:231:11:30

The Charity Commission has now

opened an inquiry amid concerns

1:11:301:11:33

Oxfam might not have "fully

and frankly disclosed"

1:11:331:11:35

all information at the time.

1:11:351:11:37

Peter Kyle worked as an aid worker

for over a decade before becoming

1:11:371:11:40

a Labour MP in 2015.

1:11:401:11:42

He joins us now from Brighton.

1:11:421:11:48

And given joining us. Let's take you

back personal to your work as an aid

1:11:481:11:53

worker. When you are doing that

work, did you have concerns about

1:11:531:11:57

some people's behaviour?

I never saw

in my time at anything that could be

1:11:571:12:04

rumoured to be or known to be

criminal. I certainly never had a

1:12:041:12:09

hint that this sort of thing was

going on. But when I was working, I

1:12:091:12:13

was a development worker but also an

aid worker in crisis situations and

1:12:131:12:18

when you are working in those

situations, it is extremely chaotic.

1:12:181:12:24

Very, very lawless. You see an awful

lot of good people who make it to

1:12:241:12:29

the front line using their expertise

in a profoundly good weed but you

1:12:291:12:33

also see some people who gravitate

towards these very chaotic unstable

1:12:331:12:38

situations because unfortunately,

their personalities are

1:12:381:12:40

dysfunctional. I saw some people

acting in a way I felt was really

1:12:401:12:47

counter to the values that we in the

world of foreign aid hold dear.

1:12:471:12:53

Difficult to tackle.

You make the --

you make the point that there are so

1:12:531:12:58

many who give their time and effort

to do good work. Are you concerned

1:12:581:13:03

about the impact these stories have

on conifer example, people who give

1:13:031:13:09

donations to these charities?

I'm

extremely concerned. This scandal is

1:13:091:13:16

growing. What worries me is that

this could consume Oxfam and could

1:13:161:13:21

indeed spread to other charities as

well. What we don't need is for an

1:13:211:13:26

organisation like Oxfam to implode

because there are many thousands of

1:13:261:13:31

people who depend on these

organisations and people have to

1:13:311:13:34

realise the vast majority of work

they do and other charities do is

1:13:341:13:40

exemplary and its supporting people

who are the most vulnerable people

1:13:401:13:44

in the world. There will be hundreds

of aid workers out there who are as

1:13:441:13:49

horrified or even more horrified

than everybody else was watching

1:13:491:13:52

this because it is their profession

which is being use -- besmirched by

1:13:521:13:57

this and they have been profoundly

let down by a few individuals but

1:13:571:14:02

also an organisation which put the

needs of the organisation above

1:14:021:14:08

those of its beneficiaries. This is

counter to the ethos that drives aid

1:14:081:14:12

work.

Winnowed the Charity

Commission has opened this statutory

1:14:121:14:18

enquiry due to concerned it may not

have disclosed all details. Is this

1:14:181:14:23

the right way forward?

That are

definitely needs to happen and we

1:14:231:14:28

need to make sure the Charity

Commission has the resources to

1:14:281:14:33

undertake these kinds of

investigations but they will

1:14:331:14:35

undertake a disclosure and a process

enquiry but there is something more

1:14:351:14:43

that is happened here. It's been

revealed in the last 14 hours, clear

1:14:431:14:47

that senior managers in Oxfam report

it potential abuse, they reported it

1:14:471:14:55

to the Chief Executive and didn't

get a response. They reported it

1:14:551:14:58

directly to the trustees and didn't

get a response. They went to an MP

1:14:581:15:03

who contacted the Secretary of State

and did not get a response. It begs

1:15:031:15:07

the question, what the hell do you

have to do to draw attention to this

1:15:071:15:11

kind of thing within an organisation

like Oxfam? So we need another

1:15:111:15:15

enquiry.

1:15:151:15:19

Sorry to interrupt, we

1:15:191:15:21

Sorry to interrupt, we need another

enquiry you say, do charities need a

1:15:211:15:24

different type of oversight from

what they have had so far?

Actually

1:15:241:15:28

the oversight that comes from having

an independent board of trustees,

1:15:281:15:33

from in-house directors and good

management structures should be

1:15:331:15:36

enough. Also the Charity Commission,

we have in the field the United

1:15:361:15:40

Nations, but the problem is a global

structure of monitoring aid work

1:15:401:15:45

hasn't kept up with how aid work has

developed over the years.

1:15:451:15:49

If you're looking in some of these

countries when its humanitarian

1:15:491:15:54

catastrophe or a conflict or war

zone, it is lawless, it is very,

1:15:541:15:59

very chaotic and unstructured. So we

need to make sure that the use of

1:15:591:16:04

perhaps military personnel who are

witnessing things on the ground and

1:16:041:16:09

are professionals in their own

right, that they can feed back into

1:16:091:16:12

the British government what's

happening and they can also monitor

1:16:121:16:15

things. We need a very sophisticated

way of monitoring what's happening

1:16:151:16:19

on the front line and after the

crisis has passed we need a really

1:16:191:16:23

frank and public evaluation of how

the aid operation happened so we can

1:16:231:16:27

all learn from it.

You said another

enquiry, briefly really briefly,

1:16:271:16:31

what specifically into?

We need to

find out what has gone wrong, not

1:16:311:16:38

just technically but culturally

within the aid world because this is

1:16:381:16:42

a cultural problem. There are very

senior professional people there who

1:16:421:16:46

were blowing the whistle on this.

They were sounding alarms but nobody

1:16:461:16:51

was listening and nobody was acting,

not just within Oxfam but we now

1:16:511:16:55

know outside of Oxfam as well so we

know something has gone wrong in the

1:16:551:17:00

culture of perhaps these big aid

agencies where they become so

1:17:001:17:04

competitive on the ground that they

become territorial and so scared I

1:17:041:17:07

be of losing their funding and

damaging the relationship with their

1:17:071:17:10

that when something bad happens

they're not talking about it in an

1:17:101:17:15

open hearted and public way, which

is what we expect charities like

1:17:151:17:18

this. We need to understand what's

gone wrong culturally within

1:17:181:17:22

charities and really act. And this

involves government as well by the

1:17:221:17:27

weight.

Peter Kyle, good to talk to

you and thanks for your opinions on

1:17:271:17:32

BBC Breakfast -- by the way.

1:17:321:17:34

You're watching

Breakfast from BBC News.

1:17:341:17:37

Let's find out what's going on with

the weather. Grim picture behind

1:17:371:17:41

you?

1:17:411:17:43

It is, after the sunshine yesterday

a different day for many, lots of

1:17:431:17:47

cloud at the moment, strong winds

and heavy rain, especially in the

1:17:471:17:51

south but further north, snow and

icy conditions this morning. The

1:17:511:17:56

details might cause some problems on

your morning commute. Here's the

1:17:561:18:01

area of rain in blue and where we

have seen snow on the Welsh hills.

1:18:011:18:06

Mainly on the tops. Some snow to

lower levels in parts of Scotland

1:18:061:18:11

and we will see some in northern

England. Strong winds to the east of

1:18:111:18:19

Scotland in the rush-hour, 15

centimetres of snow in the higher

1:18:191:18:24

ground and maybe some on the Central

Belt. It has cleared in Northern

1:18:241:18:28

Ireland but setting in on the tops

of the Pennines, also the Welsh

1:18:281:18:31

hills but confined to the tops. Rain

in parts of the West Midlands,

1:18:311:18:36

outbreaks heavy at times spreading

to eastern England and strong to

1:18:361:18:40

gale force winds touching 50 or 60

mph for a time this morning but an

1:18:401:18:45

improving day because the sunshine

will come out in many western areas

1:18:451:18:48

this afternoon. A struggle through

eastern England, cloud and rain

1:18:481:18:54

towards the end of the afternoon and

a chilly day by and large given this

1:18:541:18:59

morning the cloud, the rain and the

snow. Into the night, the cloud we

1:18:591:19:04

have in Eastern counties of England

disappear. Clear skies, clear

1:19:041:19:08

weather and temperatures will drop.

Widespread frost developing for a

1:19:081:19:11

time and icy conditions given what

we're seeing at the moment. By the

1:19:111:19:15

end of the night our next weather

system pushes in. For tomorrow, we

1:19:151:19:20

start with sunshine in eastern areas

but this weather system will bring

1:19:201:19:24

more wind, rain and snow and also

this time you will notice this slice

1:19:241:19:29

of yellow on my chart, milder air

pushing in, which will turn the snow

1:19:291:19:34

back to rain quicker. Looks like

tomorrow after a bright start in

1:19:341:19:39

eastern areas, cloud will spread

with snow on the Scottish hills and

1:19:391:19:43

tops of the Pennines but for most,

outbreaks of rain through the day.

1:19:431:19:48

Temperatures up to 11 potentially in

the south-west later and brighter

1:19:481:19:53

weather to finish in Northern

Ireland. Tomorrow a much cloudier

1:19:531:19:56

day for more of the day than we will

see today's. Into Thursday, some

1:19:561:20:00

frost returning as the clear again

but looking like a much better day.

1:20:001:20:06

Lots of sunshine for England and

Wales, summed sleet and snow

1:20:061:20:10

flurries, further snow in western

Scotland and Northern Ireland and

1:20:101:20:13

temperatures still holding up in the

south as we finished Thursday.

1:20:131:20:16

That's how we're looking.

Looks very

chilly -- some sleet.

1:20:161:20:21

A few moments ago we were talking

about the Oxfam story, which is on

1:20:221:20:27

the front page of many of the papers

this morning. The Daily Telegraph

1:20:271:20:31

talking about this. Rape and abuse

in charity shops overseas ignored.

1:20:311:20:37

This is a Ralph Lauren model for New

York fashion week.

1:20:371:20:41

The front page of the Guardian,

Windy doesn't even begin to cover it

1:20:411:20:46

in Pyeongchang yesterday, Amy Fuller

among the competitors who crashed at

1:20:461:20:50

the Winter Olympics yesterday. She

talked on Breakfast saying it

1:20:501:20:54

shouldn't have been run, that

competition, yesterday. That is

1:20:541:20:58

still rumbling on. Also the Oxfam

story on the front page of the

1:20:581:21:03

Guardian.

Have a look at the front page of the

1:21:031:21:06

times this morning, Oxfam the main

story but this is on the front page

1:21:061:21:10

of some of the papers this morning

-- Times. This is from the Grand

1:21:101:21:14

Canyon helicopter crash, which

killed three yesterday, and a

1:21:141:21:17

survivor running clear.

1:21:171:21:23

survivor running clear. It is

amazing footage. We have a piece of

1:21:231:21:28

Dasha from America with details in

here -- from America. That's on the

1:21:281:21:34

front page of the metro.

More allegations coming out about

1:21:341:21:38

Oxfam from Helen Evans, who worked

there, talking about those a moment

1:21:381:21:42

ago and Meghan Markle has visited

the Grenfell Tower site alone to

1:21:421:21:46

comfort victims of the fire. When it

comes to pancakes, it is Shrove

1:21:461:21:52

Tuesday, do you carefully planned,

pancakes tonight?

We had them on

1:21:521:21:56

Sunday.

What?

I know it is two days

early.

Do you go classic?

I'm moving

1:21:561:22:03

onto American pancakes.

This is a

next level up. These are Japanese

1:22:031:22:09

pancakes, they are all the rage,

there is a recipe on the BBC and one

1:22:091:22:15

website. A lot higher than normal

and there's meant to be a bit of a

1:22:151:22:19

wobble rather than a flip and you do

it by whipping up the egg whites and

1:22:191:22:23

using a ring.

You are quite

judgement or about people's poached

1:22:231:22:27

eggs. You have been making pancakes

Stoppila Sunzu a look.

1:22:271:22:32

People of the pancake. Prepare

yourself. I'm about to flip. One,

1:22:321:22:38

two, three, four, five, six... That

is a good pancake.

1:22:381:22:43

I'm very impressed. Did you make

that?

I was holding the phone with

1:22:431:22:48

one hand. Holly has also been making

pancakes. I'm going to give you ten

1:22:481:22:53

out of ten for that.

Look at the

speed at the end!

Let's see

1:22:531:22:58

Holly's.

How are we judging this? We

are going to go for distance and

1:22:581:23:04

style so if I get one of those I'm

going to be happy. Made a bit of a

1:23:041:23:10

mess. Is that meant to happen?

1:23:101:23:14

I never thought I would say this but

I would prefer to eat the one that

1:23:141:23:19

you made.

This is a big moment. A

special moment for me. She likes my

1:23:191:23:24

pancakes!

Do send us your pictures

of your pancake Day pancakes as

1:23:241:23:32

well.

It's a special day, isn't it?

My kids are very excited about

1:23:321:23:36

Pancake Day already.

1:23:361:23:39

The ups and downs of life

like a failed relationship,

1:23:391:23:42

the death of a loved one,

or being a victim of crime can

1:23:421:23:45

all affect how we feel about our

lives and our mental health.

1:23:451:23:48

Now an online experiment

run in conjunction with

1:23:481:23:51

the BBC

is seeing if it's possible

1:23:511:23:52

to predict how you would cope

with those big life events.

1:23:521:23:55

Here's our health

correspondent, Dominic Hughes.

1:23:551:23:57

Working with friends,

doing something useful,

1:23:571:23:59

all on a sunny winter's day.

1:23:591:24:00

Jane found the stress

of her job as a primary

1:24:001:24:03

school teacher overwhelming.

1:24:031:24:04

Now working as a volunteer

to restore a local park she's found

1:24:041:24:07

the perfect antidote.

1:24:071:24:09

Sometimes I might not have

had a great morning,

1:24:091:24:12

but I might not have told anyone.

1:24:121:24:13

But for just them being themselves.

1:24:131:24:15

They might have made

me smile or laugh.

1:24:151:24:17

And then again I'm back on the right

track and I'm feeling positive.

1:24:171:24:21

It's a mixture of being outside,

doing something great for nature,

1:24:211:24:24

and also the people and the social

side of it as well.

1:24:241:24:32

Volunteering is the sort of activity

that ticks lots of boxes when it

1:24:351:24:42

comes to boosting our

mental well-being.

1:24:421:24:44

It's an outdoor

activity, and on a glorious day

1:24:441:24:46

like today what could be

better than that?

1:24:461:24:48

It's physical, social,

and for those researching what makes

1:24:481:24:51

us happy, this is the sort of thing

that they say can really help.

1:24:511:24:59

Untangling the different factors,

positive and negative,

1:24:591:25:01

that make up our sense of well-being

or happiness could help prevent

1:25:011:25:04

mental health problems

from developing.

1:25:041:25:10

We are trying to learn more

about what it's like to have

1:25:101:25:13

depressive thinking styles...

1:25:131:25:14

That's the aim of the online survey

being launched today,

1:25:141:25:16

in particular to explore the links

between how we deal with life's ups

1:25:161:25:20

and downs and our mental health.

1:25:201:25:22

Being involved in a crime

or losing our job, failing an exam,

1:25:221:25:25

how that would impact

on whether or not we get

1:25:251:25:28

anxious or depressed.

1:25:281:25:28

And I'm interested in that both

because I think that we might be

1:25:281:25:32

able to explain a bit more about why

people become anxious and depressed,

1:25:321:25:36

but also because we can

do something about it.

1:25:361:25:40

Artist Raul Gutierrez Loya knows

exactly how dwelling on past

1:25:401:25:44

experiences

affected the man he is today.

1:25:441:25:46

The bullying he experienced

as a child led to anxiety and panic

1:25:461:25:49

attacks as an adult.

1:25:491:25:50

I didn't have the courage to say

to people I'm struggling.

1:25:501:25:56

With the help of his therapist

he changed the way he thought

1:25:561:25:59

with dramatic results.

1:25:591:26:00

One key thing was think about a good

thing before going to sleep,

1:26:001:26:04

and that changed everything.

1:26:041:26:12

Unlocking the secrets of happiness

and how they relate to good mental

1:26:181:26:21

health could be key in understanding

how to keep us all happy

1:26:211:26:25

and to identify those at risk

and in need of better help.

1:26:251:26:28

Dominic Hughes, BBC News.

1:26:281:26:29

Joining us now is Professor Peter

Kingdom, a psychologist from

1:26:291:26:33

Liverpool university. We saw you in

that report and what you're trying

1:26:331:26:36

to find out is if you can predict

how people will react and help them?

1:26:361:26:43

-- Peter Kingdom and.

The study is

different because we're asking

1:26:431:26:46

people to fill in surveys about

their mental health and well-being

1:26:461:26:51

on to time points, we see how the

data now will predict how people

1:26:511:26:54

will feel in six weeks, which is a

very powerful scientific way to look

1:26:541:26:59

at it. -- two time points. The

information should help

1:26:591:27:06

psychologists, therapists, nurses,

psychiatrists, members of the public

1:27:061:27:15

help people rebuild when things go

wrong.

You say there are external

1:27:151:27:21

things that can make a difference

and physical activity is one of

1:27:211:27:25

those?

The top three for well-being

are something meaningful and

1:27:251:27:29

purposeful in your life, not

necessarily a job but doing things

1:27:291:27:33

that give your life meaning and

purpose. Having people around you,

1:27:331:27:37

being connected, and physically

active. Those are three things that

1:27:371:27:41

tend to make people happier rather

than unhappy.

You really need help

1:27:411:27:45

with this, don't you? On the first

we talk about happiness often on the

1:27:451:27:50

programme and I'm sure they're

wanting to be involved. -- on

1:27:501:27:55

Breakfast.

We want to look at the

relationship between different

1:27:551:27:58

variables. Everything people have

ever mentioned a fix our moods.

1:27:581:28:02

What's important for scientists is

to look at the relationship between

1:28:021:28:06

lots and lots of variables,

unfortunately you need lots of

1:28:061:28:09

people to fill in questionnaires to

get the precision in the science.

1:28:091:28:13

You're hoping for thousands of

people to watch this and take part

1:28:131:28:16

and you'll get so much data you can

analyse?

We would like over 100,000

1:28:161:28:22

to take part and then we would have

some reasonable data on those people

1:28:221:28:25

who have experienced a few life

events and how happy they are

1:28:251:28:29

afterwards.

This is probably an

unfair question, can people be happy

1:28:291:28:33

people?

It's part of what we're

looking at, the way in which you

1:28:331:28:37

think is naturally part of your

personality and that gives you a

1:28:371:28:40

sense of resilience. I personally

think it's not really a question of

1:28:401:28:44

how we're born, I think we learn how

we respond to events, especially in

1:28:441:28:48

childhood, the way we are treated as

children and brought up by parents.

1:28:481:28:53

It teaches us about the way we react

which might make us more or less

1:28:531:28:57

resilient when bad things happen.

It's a bit what therapists do as

1:28:571:29:01

well.

Resilience is a keyword as

well. Thanks very much.

1:29:011:29:06

For more details on the survey and

how to take part... You can log on

1:29:061:29:12

to:

1:29:121:29:15

You look up the website and it will

take about 15 to 20 minutes.

You are

1:29:151:29:23

quite happy?

I am generally glass

half full. What about you?

Talking

1:29:231:29:28

about physical activity, you're

always happier after you have done

1:29:281:29:32

something physical.

You're right, it

lasts about a week, that level of

1:29:321:29:37

complete euphoria.

There you go.

However it has gone, it doesn't

1:29:371:29:42

matter.

The reality behind the

science!

1:29:421:33:06

I'm back with the latest

from the BBC London newsroom

1:33:061:33:09

in half an hour.

1:33:091:33:10

Bye for now.

1:33:101:33:14

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

1:33:141:33:17

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

1:33:171:33:22

British package holiday companies

have started taking tourists back

1:33:221:33:25

to Tunisia this morning.

1:33:251:33:26

It's almost three years

since a gunman opened fire

1:33:261:33:29

at a beach resort killing 38 people.

1:33:291:33:32

30 British holidaymakers were killed

at the resort in Sousse

1:33:321:33:35

in June 2015.

1:33:351:33:35

Until last summer,

the Foreign Office advised

1:33:351:33:40

against travel there due

to the high risk of terrorism.

1:33:401:33:43

Within the last hour,

Thomas Cook operated the first

1:33:431:33:45

flight from Birmingham and says

holidaymakers should be reassured:

1:33:451:33:53

We have to look at all of the work

that has been done. Obviously we did

1:33:551:34:00

have restrictions they are put in

place by the Foreign Office and

1:34:001:34:03

those restrictions were lifted

because of all the improvements that

1:34:031:34:06

have been made on safety and

security in Tunisia and in the

1:34:061:34:10

resorts themselves.

1:34:101:34:15

The Charity Commission is launching

an investigation into Oxfam

1:34:181:34:21

following the revelation of a sex

scandal involving it's aid workers

1:34:211:34:24

in Haiti in 2011.

1:34:241:34:25

The watchdog says documents show

Oxfam may not have "fully

1:34:251:34:28

and frankly disclosed"

all the available information

1:34:281:34:29

at the time.

1:34:291:34:33

We need to find out what has gone

wrong, not just technically but

1:34:331:34:39

culturally within the aid world

because this is a cultural problem.

1:34:391:34:43

There are people there, very senior

professional people, who are blowing

1:34:431:34:47

the whistle on this. There were

sounding alarms that nobody was

1:34:471:34:52

listening and nobody was acting, not

just within Oxfam but outside of

1:34:521:34:56

Oxfam as well.

1:34:561:35:01

A new tool to fight online

terror and jihadi activity

1:35:011:35:04

is being unveiled by

the Home Secretary during a trip

1:35:041:35:07

to the US.

1:35:071:35:07

It aims to detect content

and remove it instantly.

1:35:071:35:10

Funded with more than half a million

pounds of government

1:35:101:35:13

money, the tool draws upon a vast

database of material posted

1:35:131:35:16

by the so-called Islamic State.

1:35:161:35:20

Amber Rudd will meet with tech

companies to help tackle extremists.

1:35:201:35:26

South Africa's ruling party has

made an official demand

1:35:261:35:29

for President Jacob Zuma to step

down, after a 13-hour meeting

1:35:291:35:32

with leading figures

from the African National Congress.

1:35:321:35:34

Mr Zuma has been the head

of state since 2009,

1:35:341:35:37

but his time in office

has been overshadowed

1:35:371:35:39

by corruption allegations.

1:35:391:35:40

It is unclear how he will respond

to the formal request to resign.

1:35:401:35:44

BBC News has learned

that the Commonwealth has begun

1:35:441:35:47

considering who might succeed

the Queen as the head

1:35:471:35:49

of the organisation.

1:35:491:35:50

Member states could choose anyone

as the ceremonial leader,

1:35:501:35:53

as the role is not hereditary.

1:35:531:35:54

The

1:35:541:35:56

The BBC has been told 53 member

states have established a high-level

1:35:561:36:00

group of independent

figures to look at the way

1:36:001:36:02

the Commonwealth is governed.

1:36:021:36:03

It will meet for the first

time today in London.

1:36:031:36:11

Coming up on the programme, lots to

talk about and particularly, we are

1:36:111:36:15

going to shop.

Much more action

coming up this morning. Another

1:36:151:36:20

British hopeful on the way.

1:36:201:36:27

British hopeful on the way.

That is

Elise Christie, isn't it? We were up

1:36:271:36:30

watching some half pipe action. Sean

Wight, he is the best in the sport

1:36:301:36:34

but a bit of pressure from the

Australian in second place. His run

1:36:341:36:40

was as near to perfection as it

could be. I don't even know what it

1:36:401:36:45

is, but it looks break -- it looks

great.

I would like to fly like

1:36:451:36:50

that.

You're right, it's like they

are superheroes.

1:36:501:36:54

Elise Chrstie - one of Britain's

best chances of a gold medal -

1:36:541:36:58

will resume her bid in short track

speed skating's 500 metres

1:36:581:37:01

at about 10 o'clock.

1:37:011:37:05

It's quite a comeback. She was

stripped of a silver medal because

1:37:051:37:10

she was blamed for a pileup. It was

very difficult for her. She received

1:37:101:37:16

a lot of abuse on social media,

believe it or not. It's such a

1:37:161:37:22

difficult event. Quite

straightforward in terms of the

1:37:221:37:24

rules. This morning, the 500m which

is shorter than what is strength

1:37:241:37:30

would normally be that in some ways,

it's more difficult. Exciting to see

1:37:301:37:35

how she gets on.

1:37:351:37:45

how she gets on. She won her heat in

what was an Olympic record time and

1:37:521:37:55

she goes into the quarterfinals with

the semis and finals soon after and

1:37:551:37:59

for those of you who are not too

sure how this crazy sport works, we

1:37:591:38:03

have broken it down to you.

1:38:031:38:06

It was quite a harsh round to start

with, it's going to be tough. You

1:38:061:38:13

get in the class and it gets in the

top eight. After that, anything is a

1:38:131:38:17

win so it's just getting the

preparation in between done.

1:38:171:38:29

Team GB is going for

gold later today.

1:38:301:38:33

The current world champion and world

record holder for over 500 metres,

1:38:331:38:36

Elise Christie, will take

to the ice for the short track

1:38:361:38:39

speed skating finals.

1:38:391:38:40

Let's speak to former GB

short track speed skater,

1:38:401:38:42

Wilf O'Reilly who joins us

live from Pyeongchang.

1:38:421:38:44

Good morning, thank you for joining

us.

Thank you very much.

Elise

1:38:441:38:49

Christie, she is going to be hoping

to put what happened to her in Sochi

1:38:491:38:54

behind her. That will be difficult.

She needs to deliver in the 500m. Do

1:38:541:38:59

you think she is ready?

I certainly

do, I was impressed with her

1:38:591:39:06

performance in the Saturday evening

heats. I said that is going to be a

1:39:061:39:10

major game-changer physically and

mentally. She had an injury back

1:39:101:39:14

early on in the season. She hadn't

had a period of time where she had

1:39:141:39:18

no racing whatsoever and Saturday

was really hitting the nail on the

1:39:181:39:22

head. She performed and produced.

She will have three races in the

1:39:221:39:28

space of two hours. Hopefully a

possible final shortly after that.

1:39:281:39:34

Just how difficult and training is

that?

Physically, or the

1:39:341:39:41

championships she has ever competed

in.

1:39:411:39:53

in. She is but just mention the

pressure.

1:40:081:40:14

pressure.

You must come home with a

medal.

1:40:161:40:23

medal. She has matured immensely. I

was watching her.

1:40:231:40:32

was watching her. The important

thing to release is to enjoy these

1:40:321:40:37

Olympic Games. The Olympic Games

were such a disaster. She needs to

1:40:371:40:40

be aware that she is at the Olympic

Games.

1:40:401:40:48

Games. We are seeing that she has

worked on it. That is something

1:40:481:40:55

isn't it?

Absolutely, the 500m, she

is the world record holder. She goes

1:40:551:41:02

on the fourth quarterfinal. Ten

minutes longer recovery going into

1:41:021:41:06

the semifinals. She has to qualify.

I am fairly confident she will do

1:41:061:41:11

that. She will go into the

semi-final and have the

1:41:111:41:16

fastest time again, draw the MLA

which is the shortest distance and

1:41:161:41:20

then we are into the final and once

you're in the final, I firmly

1:41:201:41:24

believe that Elise Christie will

come away this evening with a medal.

1:41:241:41:32

The big performance came on the

snowboard.

1:41:391:41:45

snowboard. This routine scored her

98 out of 100.

1:41:511:41:58

98 out of 100. On the snow, Kim has

also been grabbing the attention on

1:42:011:42:04

social media, tweeting about food of

course.

1:42:041:42:11

course. These were the thoughts,

regretting a sandwich she never

1:42:111:42:15

finished. It is almost 24 hours

after she been posting about ice

1:42:151:42:18

cream. As you are about to see, she

is not afraid to let food get in the

1:42:181:42:26

way of the interview duties.

1:42:261:42:30

You know, I was getting really

'hangry' and not really stoked

1:42:301:42:34

because my stomach was rumbling and

it was bad, I thought I should hold

1:42:341:42:38

it because I'm going to get drug

tested but I just couldn't do it.

1:42:381:42:42

Anyway, it is TNI, I know, but I

transferred all that angered from me

1:42:421:42:47

having an empty -- an empty stomach

into the third round and it worked.

1:42:471:42:56

I love the fact that she is still

eating in ice cream. I love the fact

1:42:591:43:06

that you're talking to Wilf

O'Reilly, he is one of my sporting

1:43:061:43:11

heroes. He should be a huge Olympic

name in this country. In the

1:43:111:43:17

Lillehammer, he lost his two events,

he was forced to race with a damage

1:43:171:43:24

late. I remember crying my eyes out.

He wasn't going to win that he was

1:43:241:43:43

forced to go back on the ice.

Newitt

inspired to take up some speed

1:43:431:43:51

dating?

Just a spectator sport.

1:43:511:43:59

dating?

Just a spectator sport.

The

Austrian, Marcel Hirscher, is now

1:43:591:44:06

under the big champion. He is one of

most dominant alpine skiers in

1:44:061:44:10

history but this, believe it or not,

is the first time he has managed to

1:44:101:44:15

win gold at an Olympics. This is

just the first of four medal

1:44:151:44:20

attempts.

1:44:201:44:25

The Olympic Athletes from Russia

have won their third medal of these

1:44:251:44:28

Games, and the first overall

to be won in curling.

1:44:281:44:31

They beat Norway in the bronze medal

match to seal third place

1:44:311:44:34

in the mixed doubles.

1:44:341:44:35

Canada face Switzerland for gold

later this morning.

1:44:351:44:37

Cricket is underway in Wellington

right now, with England facing

1:44:371:44:40

New Zealand in a T20 international.

1:44:401:44:44

The tourists won the toss

and decided to have a bowl.

1:44:441:44:47

And early on it looked

like they'd got it wrong.

1:44:471:44:49

Martin Guptil picking apart

the opening bowlers with some big

1:44:491:44:52

boundaries but England have

made a breakthrough.

1:44:521:44:58

Colin Munro trying to go big too

but he was caught out.

1:44:581:45:06

All credit to Chris Jordan that

brilliant catch. New Zealand

1:45:061:45:10

continued very well indeed. Kane

Williamson made 72 as they posted an

1:45:101:45:17

impressive total of 196.

1:45:171:45:20

Chelsea emphatically

ended their losing streak

1:45:201:45:22

in the Premier League last night,

beating the bottom side West Brom

1:45:221:45:25

by three goals to nil

at Stamford Bridge.

1:45:251:45:27

The result reduces the pressure

on Chelsea manager

1:45:271:45:29

Antonio Conte, who had Eden Hazard

to thank for the win.

1:45:291:45:32

The Belgian scored two of the three

goals, Victor Moses got the other.

1:45:321:45:36

Conte's side are back

into the top four.

1:45:361:45:39

So if you've been glued

to your screens watching

1:45:391:45:43

the Winter Olympics,

you're not the only ones -

1:45:431:45:45

we've been really enjoying some

of your photos and videos

1:45:451:45:48

like this one.

1:45:481:45:50

Start them early -

these three have switched over

1:45:501:45:55

from Cbeebies.

1:45:551:46:03

They love Wilf O'Reilly. Everybody

does.

1:46:071:46:09

It's not just the kids -

it's the pets.

1:46:091:46:13

And we've had lots of delays

during the games so far -

1:46:131:46:16

with all that time to kill members

of the Swiss freestyle team have

1:46:161:46:20

been amusing themselves

with some escalator antics.

1:46:201:46:22

Pure upper body strength here.

1:46:221:46:29

Don't try this at home or anywhere.

1:46:291:46:33

Don't try this at home or anywhere.

1:46:331:46:34

Or in the airport or in the train

station.

Anywhere its Mac don't do

1:46:341:46:40

it, just marvel at the professionals

-- anywhere!

1:46:401:46:45

Thanks very much, Holly. What time

is Elise Christie?

10:02am.

1:46:451:46:51

Quarter-final?

Yes.

If she makes the

final?

Midday.

We will be glued to

1:46:511:46:59

our screens against big let's catch

up on the weather with Matt. -- we

1:46:591:47:04

will be glued to our screens again.

1:47:041:47:07

The picture behind me suggests

there's something more wintry around

1:47:081:47:12

because this morning we have some

snow especially in parts of Scotland

1:47:121:47:16

and northern England, elsewhere a

combination of wind and rain makes

1:47:161:47:19

for an unpleasant rush-hour for some

so some travel disruption. Check

1:47:191:47:24

your BBC local radio if you're

heading out. Blue is where the rain

1:47:241:47:29

fell over the last few hours, white

where the snow is. The snow we have

1:47:291:47:33

seen in the likes of the Moors and

the Welsh hills have been on the

1:47:331:47:37

tops of the hills, mainly rain. Over

the next hour or the worst of the

1:47:371:47:42

conditions getting out of the way in

Scotland, heavy snow in higher

1:47:421:47:47

ground, ten to 15 centimetres and

that will impact some of the roots,

1:47:471:47:51

the same on the trans-Pennine routes

but in Wales the snow is mainly on

1:47:511:47:55

the tops of the hills. Outbreaks of

rain spreading into the likes of the

1:47:551:48:00

Midlands, Birmingham and Manchester

over the next few hours. Gale force

1:48:001:48:05

wind is in places will lift some

high seas across the south and

1:48:051:48:10

south-east -- gale force winds. And

improving day, sunshine out in

1:48:101:48:15

Northern Ireland will develop in

western areas through the day -- an

1:48:151:48:19

improving day. Cloudy and fairly

rainy. Temperature is not far off

1:48:191:48:24

yesterday's values but not as sunny,

feeling that bit cooler --

1:48:241:48:29

temperatures. The cloud in eastern

areas will break up and the

1:48:291:48:33

temperatures will drop under this

slot of clear area, a widespread

1:48:331:48:37

frost developing and giving the

rain, sleet and snow today we will

1:48:371:48:40

sea ice around but into the morning,

the wind picking up ahead of our

1:48:401:48:44

next weather system. A deep area of

low pressure to the south of Iceland

1:48:441:48:50

pushing our way into cold air but in

amongst this one we have a slice of

1:48:501:48:55

milder air pushing into the south

and south-west late on Wednesday.

1:48:551:48:58

That helps to turn what falls from

the sky mainly to rain but don't be

1:48:581:49:03

alarmed by the sight of snow on the

chance, mainly in higher ground in

1:49:031:49:08

northern England and Scotland, rain

in lower levels and rain for much of

1:49:081:49:11

England and Wales on and off,

heaviest mid-morning to early

1:49:111:49:15

afternoon. Northern Ireland

brightens up later, ten is the high

1:49:151:49:20

here and 11 in Plymouth, balmy

compared to the last few days.

1:49:201:49:24

Milder air in the south through the

night and into Thursday morning,

1:49:241:49:28

outbreaks of rain clearing. Clearer

skies on Thursday, some sunshine

1:49:281:49:32

around, the best in the south and

east. Western Scotland and Northern

1:49:321:49:36

Ireland still with further snow at

times and temperatures here still in

1:49:361:49:40

mid single figures. Getting a bit

colder over the next few days but

1:49:401:49:44

after yesterday's sunshine, it may

be Shrove Tuesday but the weather

1:49:441:49:49

could be that.

1:49:491:49:50

He has been saving that, hasn't he?

-- could be batter.

He has been

1:49:511:50:00

waiting for that one! Very good!

1:50:001:50:03

Later we will find out how much

prices are going up, your lemon and

1:50:031:50:08

your flour and your eggs because its

inflation figures?

Food is one of

1:50:081:50:13

the areas prices have been going up.

Let me give you an explanation. Good

1:50:131:50:18

morning.

1:50:181:50:18

Inflation is a measure of how much

the cost of living is going up by.

1:50:181:50:22

To work it out the Office

for National Statistics create

1:50:221:50:25

a virtual shopping basket,

which has 700 of the most common

1:50:251:50:28

good and services we buy in it.

1:50:281:50:30

The latest figure for inflation

was 3% in December.

1:50:301:50:32

This morning we'll get

the January figure.

1:50:321:50:34

So what are we expecting?

1:50:341:50:35

Now for a long time food prices

were falling but last year

1:50:351:50:39

they started creeping up again.

1:50:391:50:47

Mainly because we import a lot

of food and because of the fall

1:50:471:50:50

in the value of the pound it's

made it more expensive

1:50:501:50:53

to buy from abroad.

1:50:531:50:57

Tobacco is another product expected

to have gone up in price,

1:50:571:51:01

mainly because of a rise

in government taxes.

1:51:011:51:02

Fuel, always a big one, this.

1:51:021:51:10

Oil prices were the big story

in business for a long time

1:51:111:51:14

because they were so low,

down at around $45 a barrel,

1:51:141:51:17

but not anymore.

1:51:171:51:25

That means inflation is going to be

above the Bank of England 2% target,

1:51:251:51:29

which is worrying for them and this

is what the governor had to say

1:51:291:51:34

about it.

1:51:341:51:34

The prospect of a greater degree of

excess demand and the expectation

1:51:341:51:38

inflation would remain above target

over the forecast period have

1:51:381:51:42

further diminished the trade-off

that the MPC is required to balance.

1:51:421:51:46

The committee judges that where the

economy to evolve broadly in line

1:51:461:51:53

with its February inflation report

objections, projections, monetary

1:51:531:51:57

policy would need to be tightened

somewhat earlier and to a greater

1:51:571:52:01

extent over the forecast period than

it anticipated at the time of the

1:52:011:52:04

November report in order to return

inflation sustainably to target.

I

1:52:041:52:11

am joined by the Economist Vicky

Pryce to make sense of that. What

1:52:111:52:16

was he saying?

He was saying that

interest rates might rise higher

1:52:161:52:23

than forecasts, we thought they

might not rise because all the

1:52:231:52:29

economists were expecting a slowdown

but things are picking up. World

1:52:291:52:32

expansion is happening and that

means everyone is doing well at the

1:52:321:52:37

moment so the UK is benefiting from

that so there's more pressure on the

1:52:371:52:42

economy, we have practically full

employment so he is saying if the

1:52:421:52:46

trends continue we might need to

raise interest rates this year

1:52:461:52:49

earlier than everyone expected.

Explain the theory behind putting up

1:52:491:52:53

interest rates and how that's meant

to control inflation.

The main way

1:52:531:52:57

you do that is by discouraging

people from borrowing, you may

1:52:571:53:01

citrus rates can you make it harder

for firms and individuals to do so

1:53:011:53:04

-- you make interest

1:53:041:53:12

-- you make interest rates and you

make it. There are factors outside

1:53:131:53:18

our control, such as the oil price

increase, feeding through to pump

1:53:181:53:22

prices, or it comes from actions we

engineer, like raising taxes,

1:53:221:53:27

weather on tobacco or the cost of

travelling, fares are going up as

1:53:271:53:32

well. -- weather. None of these have

anything much to do with internal

1:53:321:53:37

pressures on the economy. Everything

so far has come from the falling

1:53:371:53:40

pound and other factors that were

not necessarily influenced by

1:53:401:53:45

raising interest rates so one

wonders why one needs to do that.

1:53:451:53:49

The real worry is consumers are

going to find another hit to them,

1:53:491:53:54

already prices going up and they

can't spend the amount they would

1:53:541:53:57

like to in shops, disposable income

falling, you raise interest rates as

1:53:571:54:01

well and you increase the suffering.

The Bank of England governor said we

1:54:011:54:06

are starting to see wages go up

again but for lots of people out

1:54:061:54:10

there they feel in real terms they

haven't got as much money as they

1:54:101:54:13

had.

Absolutely because inflation is

higher than wage increases but

1:54:131:54:17

interestingly with more or less full

employment, as we have right now in

1:54:171:54:21

the UK, there are areas where you're

beginning to see skill shortages,

1:54:211:54:25

wages going up. Look at the

construction sector, which has been

1:54:251:54:30

booming on the housebuilding side,

and loads of other areas too and the

1:54:301:54:33

worry is, this is good for some

people getting increases, but for

1:54:331:54:39

firms, looking at Brexit and things

in terms of migration trends, it

1:54:391:54:43

might be harder to fill the posts

that people want to do for expansion

1:54:431:54:47

so what will happen to the economy?

Are they going to be able to afford

1:54:471:54:52

to pay higher wages for the workers

given the margins in some areas are

1:54:521:54:56

very tight, as we've seen in the

retail sector recently.

1:54:561:54:59

Vicky, lovely to have you here to

talk about this. Thank you.

1:54:591:55:04

Thank you both very much indeed.

1:55:041:55:06

Tightrope walkers,

clowns, trapeze artists,

1:55:061:55:07

just some of the acts

we love about the circus!

1:55:071:55:10

This year marks 250 years

since the first one opened

1:55:101:55:13

in London Waterloo,

so our arts correspondent

1:55:131:55:15

David Sillito is at a Big Top

for us this morning.

1:55:151:55:22

That is not you, is it?

Good morning.

I've been practising,

1:55:221:55:29

you can tell, can't you? Sadly

that's not me, we have Douglas,

1:55:291:55:34

acrobats, a big top, the whole thing

at 8:30am at Gandeys vas we have

1:55:341:55:40

acrobats. Same size of circus and we

have the big top -- we have

1:55:401:55:50

acrobats. Traditions but some have

changed. Philip is in charge. Where

1:55:501:55:56

are your animals?

Gandeys along with

many circuses in the UK don't use

1:55:561:56:03

them, circus has moved on and

diversifying, we have gone down the

1:56:031:56:06

route of a West End spectacular. We

have modernised it and write the

1:56:061:56:11

music for the show.

Are there any

left?

There are 35 circuses touring,

1:56:111:56:16

it's probably the most terrific time

in circus history in the country.

1:56:161:56:20

More than ever?

Yes, and we're very

proud to be part the renaissance of

1:56:201:56:25

circus.

One final question, Andrea

has no face paint, what's that

1:56:251:56:30

about?

Andrea is naturally funny,

she doesn't need a lot of face

1:56:301:56:36

paint. You can teach an acrobat, you

can't teach a clown, they are born

1:56:361:56:40

funny.

Philip, thanks very much.

That's it, 250 years of Gandeys but

1:56:401:56:47

before we come

1:56:472:00:06

Bye for now.

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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

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British package holiday makers

travel to Tunisia for the first time

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since the 2015 attack.

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UK firms resume flights

to the country amid reassurances

2:00:212:00:23

that security has improved since 38

people were killed in Sousse

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nearly three years ago.

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Good morning, it's

Tuesday 13th February.

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It has just gone 8am.

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Also this morning...

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After days of allegations of sexual

misconduct at Oxfam,

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the charities' watchdog launches

a formal inquiry into the claims.

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Software which can detect and remove

online jihadist content

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instantly is unveiled

by the government.

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Good morning.

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Yes and that comes as one

of the world's biggest companies -

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Unilever - has threatened to pull

advertising from social networks

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that don't do enough to take

down extremist material.

2:01:112:01:14

Good morning - in sport -

a 500 metre dash for glory and gold.

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Team GB's Elise Christie competes

in the women's short track

2:01:172:01:20

speed skating event later -

but can she claim a first British

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medal in Pyeongchang?

2:01:222:01:25

The woman who followed

migrating swans from Russia

2:01:252:01:27

on a motorised paraglider wins

aviation's biggest prize,

2:01:272:01:29

we'll get her reaction.

2:01:292:01:35

And Matt has the weather.

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Good morning. After sunshine

yesterday, a lot of cloud around

2:01:422:01:46

this morning. Some snow as well,

problems on some of the roads in

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Scotland and Northern Ireland, I

will have a full forecast in around

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15 minutes.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

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British holidaymakers are heading

back to Tunisia this morning,

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more than two years after a terror

attack killed 38 people, 30 of them

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Britons at a beach resort.

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Thomas Cook is the first British

tour company to resume

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flights to the country.

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In the last few hours,

200 passengers departed

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for the north African country

from Birmingham Airport.

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Breakfast's John Maguire is there...

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I know you've been there since the

early hours and spoke to passengers.

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Good morning.

Good morning. A

mixture of stories from the

2:02:262:02:33

passengers, all with one unifying

hope, they were going to travel to

2:02:332:02:36

Tunisia and have a wonderful

holiday. Some had booked because it

2:02:362:02:41

was extremely cheap, the tour

operators keen to get Thibaut back

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to the North African country, others

because they had been there for many

2:02:442:02:48

years previously and were desperate

to get back somewhere, some of them

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had been travelling during the

travel ban over the last couple of

2:02:532:02:57

years. Some of them travelling via

France to make sure they could still

2:02:572:03:04

holiday in Tunisia. They are on the

flight, they have been in the air

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for a couple of hours, another

flight due to take off from

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Manchester.

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With it is idyllic white

beaches and pristine

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Mediterranean coastline,

Tunisia was a popular holiday

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destination for British tourists -

attracted around 430,000 of them

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each year.

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But then came the attack in June

2015, when a gunman killed

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on a beach near Sousse.

2:03:332:03:34

So-called Islamic State said

it was behind the shooting.

2:03:342:03:36

Almost three years

on from that deadly attack,

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and British tour companies are once

again offering package holidays to

2:03:382:03:41

the country.

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This morning 220 passengers

were the first to return

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- flying from Birmingham.

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I'm a bit nervous,

because I didn't know we

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were the first one and we were out

there the last time when the

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terrorist attack was on,

so we were staying in the hotel down

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the road, but we love the country,

so as soon

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as we knew there was a flight going,

we thought we would be going back

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out there.

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I have still been travelling

while it's been closed.

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I go to France or Germany normally.

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Yeah, so, no, I'm not scared at all.

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Fine, can't wait.

No trouble.

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Beautiful place.

Beautiful.

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Probably more dangerous

staying in London

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than it is staying out there.

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British officials say Tunisia has

made huge progress in counter

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terrorism and security

since the attacks,

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although the Foreign Office advice

that is travellers are

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vigilant at all times as the country

remains in a state of emergency.

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In mixture of optimism and stoicism.

The flight should be touching down

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in Tunisia in the next few hours.

The Gatwick flights will take off

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tomorrow, there will be flights

throughout the summer, weekly

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flights, throughout any airports

across the UK, Glasgow, Newcastle,

2:04:582:05:03

Bristol. To come on-board. Thomas

going first. Another big travel

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operator travelling back to Tunisia

later in the summer. Others hide

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430,000 British holiday-makers went

to Tunisia, that number fell to

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around 24,000 travel experts believe

it will take time to recover but

2:05:212:05:23

there has been a lot of work going

on behind-the-scenes assistance to

2:05:232:05:31

insure the Libyan border is as

secure as possible but to ensure

2:05:312:05:35

there is heightened security around

the resorts. We have seen pictures

2:05:352:05:39

over the years of empty hotels and

deserted beaches, it's really

2:05:392:05:45

important tourism dollar, the

tourism pound for that part of the

2:05:452:05:48

Mediterranean, the bill will be

very, very glad to see those flights

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arriving. Today and over the next

couple of days and over the summer

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with everyone hoping they have a

happy and safe holiday.

John

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Maguire, thank you.

2:05:592:06:03

The charities watchdog has launched

a legal enquiry into Oxfam,

2:06:032:06:06

amid concerns the charity failed

to disclose all the details

2:06:062:06:08

of sexual misconduct involving

aid workers in Haiti,

2:06:082:06:10

back in 2011.

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John McManus is outside

the Charity Commission this morning.

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Good morning. They are going to

strike this inquiry but what else

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has been going on?

This statutory

inquiry by the charities commission

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Berry aborted, it means the

commission can demand Oxfam given

2:06:272:06:31

evidence about what is said to have

happened in Haiti, the allegations

2:06:312:06:37

of aid workers paying for

prostitutes, it means they can

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suspend trustees if they wish and

they can seize the make -- they can

2:06:412:06:45

freeze the charities bank account if

they wish to. Very serious. The

2:06:452:06:51

charities commission in a statement

said Oxfam may not have fully and

2:06:512:06:55

Frankie... -- bully and frankly.

2:06:552:07:00

They encourage the public and public

donors to give money, as a former

2:07:112:07:16

aid worker and Labour MP told this

programme.

This scandal is growing

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and growing, it's not going away and

what worries me is that this could

2:07:212:07:25

consume Oxfam and could indeed

spread to other charities as well.

2:07:252:07:29

What we don't need is for an

organisation like Oxfam to implode.

2:07:292:07:36

Yesterday we heard from Helen Evans,

a former employee of Oxfam who said

2:07:362:07:41

she raised concerns with both her

bosses in the charity and the

2:07:412:07:46

Charity Commission in 2015. She said

she did not get a good enough

2:07:462:07:49

response from either, the Charity

Commission says it took concerns

2:07:492:07:53

very seriously, much more to say on

this, I think.

Thank you very much.

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A new tool to fight

online terror and jihadi

2:07:592:08:02

activity is being unveiled

by the Home Secretary

2:08:022:08:03

during a trip to the US.

2:08:032:08:06

It aims to detect content

and remove it instantly.

2:08:062:08:07

It comes as one of the world's

biggest companies has

2:08:072:08:09

threatened to pull advertising

from social networks that don't do

2:08:092:08:12

enough to remove extremist material.

2:08:122:08:13

Steph's here to tell us more.

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This is Unilever and this is an

interesting story because it could

2:08:192:08:22

have an impact.

Two bits of news

around the same area that could make

2:08:222:08:28

a difference to what we see and

don't see an social media, on the

2:08:282:08:32

sites that we use. Looking at this

government to add is being unveiled

2:08:322:08:36

today, this has been created by an

artificial intelligence company,

2:08:362:08:41

they have created some software

which can analyse hours and hours of

2:08:412:08:44

content and work out which in it is

extremist and then automatically get

2:08:442:08:49

rid of it. So the idea being that

they are saying it can, out of all

2:08:492:08:55

the content of it can't work out and

is capable of detecting 94% of IIS

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online activity with an accuracy of

99 point 95%. The Home Secretary

2:09:032:09:10

saying she's not going to rule out

forcing companies to use the

2:09:102:09:13

software in order to get good of the

extremist material. This is what she

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had to say.

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The purpose of commissioning

this tech was to show

2:09:192:09:22

that these tools are out

there and that they can work.

2:09:222:09:30

We've seen about 400 new platforms

online used by terrorists

2:09:322:09:38

in the last year and we thing

for the small companies havikg this

2:09:382:09:41

kind of technology could be ideal.

2:09:412:09:47

I mention Unilever because they are

talking about advertising.

Yes, they

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are responsible for brands such as

those, links, I could go on. They

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spent six pointed billion pounds on

advertising Buster, they are a big

2:10:012:10:08

layer, their chief marketing officer

said they are threatening to pull

2:10:082:10:12

advertising from online platforms

like Facebook and Google if they

2:10:122:10:15

don't do more to remove extremist

material, they want their customers

2:10:152:10:20

to trust what they see online,

especially when the products are

2:10:202:10:26

being advertised near it. Brand

association. They want that

2:10:262:10:30

crackdown and that will put the fear

into companies because that is an

2:10:302:10:33

awful lot of money they could lose

if a company like bat pulled out and

2:10:332:10:38

who else might follow?

Interesting

things going on. Thank you so much.

2:10:382:10:45

American government investigators

have been instructed to examine the

2:10:452:10:50

grand canyon. Becky Dobson and

brothers Stuart and Jason Hill died

2:10:502:10:59

in the crash. A number of others are

being treated in a hospital in Las

2:10:592:11:04

Vegas. It said they had to read a

number of hours before being rescued

2:11:042:11:08

from the crash site. -- they had to

wait a number of hours.

2:11:082:11:13

South Africa's ruling party has

made an official demand

2:11:132:11:15

for President Jacob Zuma to step

down, after a 13-hour meeting

2:11:152:11:18

with leading figures

from the African National Congress.

2:11:182:11:20

Mr Zuma has been the head

of state since 2009,

2:11:202:11:22

but his time in office has been

overshadowed by

2:11:222:11:24

corruption allegations.

2:11:242:11:25

It is unclear how he will respond

to the formal request to resign.

2:11:252:11:28

BBC News has learned

that the Commonwealth has begun

2:11:282:11:31

considering who might succeed

the Queen as the head

2:11:312:11:34

of the organisation.?

2:11:342:11:35

Member states could choose anyone

2:11:352:11:36

as the ceremonial leader,

as the role is not hereditary.

2:11:362:11:38

The BBC has been told 53 member

states have established a high level

2:11:382:11:41

group of independent figures to look

at the way the Commonwealth

2:11:412:11:44

is governed.

2:11:442:11:45

It will meet for the first

time today in London.

2:11:452:11:48

It's 11 minutes past eight.

2:11:582:12:00

As we've been hearing,

package holidays

2:12:002:12:02

to Tunisia from the UK have

resumed this morning.

2:12:022:12:04

They've been suspended for almost 3

years after a terror attack that

2:12:042:12:07

killed 30 British people

who were on holiday there.

2:12:072:12:09

A travel ban was in place

until July last year,

2:12:092:12:12

and the foreign office

is still warning

2:12:122:12:13

of potential attacks.

2:12:132:12:14

Our Security Correspondent Frank

Gardner has been looking at how

2:12:142:12:17

Tunisians hope to reassure

travellers it's safe.

2:12:172:12:25

Tunisia is getting training from

Royal Navy instructors and hotel

2:12:262:12:31

staff have been trained. Four key

airports aviation experts have

2:12:312:12:35

installed screening so I asked the

British Ambassador how safe is it

2:12:352:12:41

now?

No country is 100% safe as we

saw with the attacks in London and

2:12:412:12:46

Manchester last year but it is safer

here than it was in 2015 because the

2:12:462:12:50

Tunisian capability has improved.

In

the resort town of work Thomas Cook

2:12:502:12:58

is taking the first returning

British tourists I asked the hotel

2:12:582:13:02

manager what precautions he is

taking.

We have around 60 cameras

2:13:022:13:07

around the hotel. The exterior

cameras are all monitored by 24

2:13:072:13:16

hours person behind the screens.

You

can see changes have been made.

2:13:162:13:20

We're joined now by Olivia Leathley,

2:13:202:13:22

who was in that hotel in Tunisia

when the gunman attacked.

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Thank you for coming back to talk to

us, you have talked to us quite a

2:13:302:13:35

lot, I am sure people will remember.

Tourists are going back.

What do you

2:13:352:13:39

think? Good on them, I think. The

main reason I wanted to come and

2:13:392:13:45

speak today was on behalf of the

staff and all the workers at the

2:13:452:13:49

hotels, they have families, they

need to support them, it's not just

2:13:492:13:53

the people who have lost people that

it has devastated, its families over

2:13:532:13:58

there as well. Their lives have been

ruined and it must have been

2:13:582:14:03

incredibly difficult for them for

the past couple of years to try and

2:14:032:14:08

survive and even earn a living and

it's not their fault. And you know,

2:14:082:14:15

they were forming human shields in

front of people they didn't even

2:14:152:14:19

know and they are such wonderful,

open, kind-hearted people and we

2:14:192:14:24

could not have been better looked

after and more people should

2:14:242:14:29

experience that, so I'm glad people

are going back.

You spoken in the

2:14:292:14:33

past about how you still think about

what happened and which way you

2:14:332:14:36

could have gone out at the hotel and

help things could have happened

2:14:362:14:40

differently but that would not stop

you from going back to Tunisia, you

2:14:402:14:42

think?

Definitely not. I

2:14:422:14:51

think?

Definitely not. I mean, in

today's civil unrest, we have had a

2:14:512:14:54

terror attack in Manchester, my

city. And you don't see people

2:14:542:14:58

running off to Canada, we come

together, we are British, we support

2:14:582:15:03

each other and we carry on and there

are a lot of people in the hotel

2:15:032:15:08

resort who were Brits and thought

salt this, I am staying. They have

2:15:082:15:12

earned that holiday and they wanted

to stay there and I thought good on

2:15:122:15:17

you, fantastic, we should not stop

this small group of evil people

2:15:172:15:22

stopping us from living our lives

and they should not make us feel

2:15:222:15:25

afraid because then they went.

It's

three years now and we talked to you

2:15:252:15:30

very soon after you came back, I did

things that still, memories you

2:15:302:15:35

still have, things that still affect

you?

Not really. The first year was

2:15:352:15:39

hard and I can't even imagine what

it's still like for the families,

2:15:392:15:45

and friends that have lost people.

It must still be incredibly raw. The

2:15:452:15:50

only thing that still bothers me a

little as fireworks. White. But I

2:15:502:15:54

think that's more a case,

psychological thing, but other than

2:15:542:15:59

that, we are good. Me and my

boyfriend are good.

2:15:592:16:07

Looking at that first flight leaving

this morning, you'd think it is a

2:16:072:16:11

good thing, particularly for the

people of Tunisia?

Yes. It's a

2:16:112:16:16

beautiful country. Good on people

for going.

And you will go back when

2:16:162:16:21

you can?

Definitely, they deserve

it, definitely.

Thank you so much.

2:16:212:16:26

Take care.

Let's find out what the weather was

2:16:262:16:31

like in this country at the moment.

I would imagine, with the picture

2:16:312:16:35

behind you, you have some grim news

coming.

2:16:352:16:37

behind you, you have some grim news

coming.

2:16:372:16:38

Not great. We have some sun around

in Scotland and northern England --

2:16:412:16:47

snow around. The combination of rain

and wind. It doesn't make for a

2:16:472:16:51

great start but things do get better

for much of the country. Rain has

2:16:512:16:57

been falling from the sky here. As

has snow. It has been the heaviest

2:16:572:17:03

over Scotland.

2:17:032:17:08

over Scotland. Over the next few

hours the snow will ease from the

2:17:082:17:12

West, over the hills, a dusting is

possible through the central belt.

2:17:122:17:16

But it's improving for the West.

Already seen that in Northern

2:17:162:17:20

Ireland. Could be some snow over the

tops of the Pennines and the Welsh

2:17:202:17:23

hills. Heavy burst of rain pushing

across southern England at the

2:17:232:17:27

moment. There might be a few flakes

of snow mixed in with the rain over

2:17:272:17:34

the Chilterns. But primarily rain.

Strong winds over the southern

2:17:342:17:38

coast. That will whip up rough seas.

But brighter skies will be pushing

2:17:382:17:43

in from western areas in the

afternoon. Lots of sunshine. Eastern

2:17:432:17:46

County stay with the cloud,

occasional rain. Across the board

2:17:462:17:50

another cool day, two bridges

between four and 7 degrees at best

2:17:502:17:55

where you have the sunshine, but

with the cloud it won't feel as nice

2:17:552:17:59

as yesterday. -- across-the-board,

another cool day, temperatures

2:17:592:18:06

between four and 7 degrees.

Wednesday, temperatures dropping

2:18:062:18:10

below freezing. Then the next

weather system works in and on the

2:18:102:18:14

top of that there could be some

snow. Packed isobars around the

2:18:142:18:18

weather fronts. Another windy day.

Severe winds in parts, particularly

2:18:182:18:23

over the hills, coasts, particularly

in the south and west. But this mild

2:18:232:18:29

air will push in. The child may look

alarming. But the snow will be

2:18:292:18:34

primarily over the tops of the hills

of northern England and Scotland.

2:18:342:18:37

Rain to lower levels. Northern

Ireland brightens up later. When the

2:18:372:18:43

sun comes out, it'll be barmy at 10

degrees. Still a bit on the chilly

2:18:432:18:48

side for the north and East.

Wednesday night into Thursday

2:18:482:18:53

morning, the rain gradually clears

off towards the near continent.

2:18:532:18:55

There could be some frost and ice

around. But a pleasant enough

2:18:552:19:02

morning on Thursday, Dreyfuss

southern and eastern parts by the

2:19:022:19:04

afternoon, and still some snow

giving further accumulations for the

2:19:042:19:09

West of Scotland, the hills of

Northern Ireland, and a couple of

2:19:092:19:12

flurries from northern England and

Wales, as well. -- dry for southern

2:19:122:19:18

and eastern parts by the afternoon.

Tell us your jokes for pancake Day.

2:19:182:19:24

I've been trying to think of more,

but you have had it.

2:19:242:19:28

Mine is much batter.

You have half an hour.

2:19:282:19:33

Shrove Tuesday is an important day

for some people. Have you heard

2:19:372:19:44

about the British Heart Foundation

trying to get people to give up

2:19:442:19:50

chocolate for health purposes. Lots

of people will be giving it up for

2:19:502:19:54

Lent.

Are you going to do it?

2:19:542:19:58

I am considering it. But I do have a

drawer full of chocolate. Most

2:19:582:20:03

people talking about pancakes. I was

flipping one earlier, I'm not

2:20:032:20:07

allowed in their pancake club but

too many flips, no filling, and they

2:20:072:20:11

thought the colour was uneven,

that's pretty harsh.

2:20:112:20:13

But fair.

What about this for a filling? The

2:20:132:20:18

best pancake you ever try is a

Marmite one.

2:20:182:20:22

Really? I'm a bit distracted by the

fact you have a drawer of chocolate

2:20:222:20:27

in your house. If there was such a

thing it would not last in my house.

2:20:272:20:31

It is high up on the children have

no access.

2:20:312:20:34

But I would know it was there. I

hope you are enjoying Shrove

2:20:342:20:39

Tuesday. I was pretty impressed by

your efforts. Let's take a look.

2:20:392:20:43

People of the pancake, repair

yourself, I'm about to flip. One,

2:20:432:20:50

two, three, four, five, six... I

should point out that I was holding

2:20:502:20:57

the phone in the other hand.

You don't have to point out

2:20:572:21:01

anything, it was really good. Let's

take a look at Holly's effort.

2:21:012:21:07

How are we judging this? In the ski

jump it is all about distance and

2:21:072:21:10

style. If I get one of those I will

be happy. Ready? Oh! Yeah! It made a

2:21:102:21:17

bit of a mess.

Lorenzo, who is an expert, has

2:21:172:21:23

feedback he says you did not wait

for air bubbles on the top. The

2:21:232:21:28

battle was on set and possibly a

little bit thick.

2:21:282:21:32

Poor Holly. Have a lovely day,

everybody. You are watching

2:21:322:21:38

Breakfast.

2:21:382:21:40

It was a dangerous and adrenaline

fuelled flight that

2:21:402:21:42

saw Sasha Dench become known

as 'the human swan'.

2:21:422:21:44

In 2016, we followed

the conservationist as she flew

2:21:442:21:46

over 4,000 miles,

following the migration

2:21:462:21:48

of Bewick's swans from Russia

to Gloucestershire.

2:21:482:21:54

Her mission was to find out

why swan numbers have

2:21:542:21:57

declined so dramatically -

whilst flying behind

2:21:572:21:58

in a paraglider.

2:21:582:21:59

Now she's been awarded one

of the most prestigious

2:21:592:22:02

awards in aviation,

to celebrate her

2:22:022:22:03

pioneering innovation.

2:22:032:22:05

You might recognise some

of the previous winners.

2:22:052:22:11

Take a look.

2:22:112:22:17

I'm delighted to say that Sasha is

here.

It hasn't really sunk in that

2:22:572:23:11

of won it. When they said I had won

the Britannia, I didn't think it was

2:23:112:23:20

that one.

Not a lot of women have

won it.

Not for a long time. And

2:23:202:23:26

nobody has won it in a paraglider,

normally it is people in proper

2:23:262:23:29

aircraft.

We followed you on your

flight. Remind us, though, for

2:23:292:23:34

people who haven't, remind us where

you started, where you went, and

2:23:342:23:37

some of the amazing thing is that

you saw on the way.

How long have

2:23:372:23:41

you got! Up in Russia where people

are nomadic reindeer breeders,

2:23:412:23:46

through the Baltic and all the way

back to the UK.

I remember it so

2:23:462:23:52

well. We used to see you so much

here. Such an extraordinary journey

2:23:522:23:58

to undertake. Why did you want to do

it? What was the most amazing thing

2:23:582:24:01

he found out doing it?

The most

inspiring thing is the number of

2:24:012:24:05

people who put up their hand and

said, yes, we are happy to try and

2:24:052:24:09

help. That was an exciting thing. I

had a theory that when I land, it

2:24:092:24:17

was kind of pathetic, I didn't look

like a superhero, flying in that,

2:24:172:24:22

and it was freezing cold so I

probably had snot on my face. I

2:24:222:24:29

landed on people's reaction was, how

can I help? I hoped that would apply

2:24:292:24:33

to the swans and it seems to have

worked. We now have a lot of people

2:24:332:24:39

on the flyweight doing things. Next

month I am going back up to the

2:24:392:24:43

Artic.

2:24:432:24:48

Artic. Lots of work going on.

What

are you trying to stop, catching and

2:24:482:24:54

shooting?

There is some shooting in

the tundra. But there also is in

2:24:542:24:59

Germany and other countries. We are

working with partners along the

2:24:592:25:02

flyweight. But it looks like we are

having an impact. It's exciting.

2:25:022:25:05

Something as mad as doing this

across all of these countries is

2:25:052:25:13

working.

I imagine lots of people

are interested in what you found.

2:25:132:25:17

And the science behind the trip, as

well.

There were lots of researchers

2:25:172:25:22

behind it all. I had them end of a

satellite phone when I had a

2:25:222:25:26

question. We found a new areas in

Russia just following the swans and

2:25:262:25:30

seeing where they stopped. I could

fly over them and see that swans

2:25:302:25:33

were using this particular area. Now

we know there is area to look at.

2:25:332:25:38

The key thing, but in Britain, what

you notice from the air is the

2:25:382:25:44

difference between the number of

weapons that you get on the other

2:25:442:25:47

side of the flyover and here. There

-- the loss of weapons in this

2:25:472:25:53

country is an issue and possibly the

topic of my next expedition.

It

2:25:532:25:59

must've been extraordinary flying

alongside those incredible birds.

2:25:592:26:03

Did they recognise you? Did they

accept you were with them? What was

2:26:032:26:07

it like?

When I was in the air,

certainly in the northern remote

2:26:072:26:15

areas I was ignored by them. They

could just fly. They flew nearly,

2:26:152:26:20

around me, the lonely, but not

close. And I wasn't trying to fly

2:26:202:26:25

close to them. Up there, in remote

areas, they ignored you. But as you

2:26:252:26:31

get across more developed part of

the worlds, they learned that people

2:26:312:26:34

can be dangerous. The more people

they are, the more nervous they are,

2:26:342:26:39

which is interesting.

You mentioned

your next project would be about the

2:26:392:26:43

wetlands. Would you tell us what

that involves?

Nothing is confirmed

2:26:432:26:47

as of yet. But basically what we

would like to do is a tour around

2:26:472:26:52

the whole of the UK. Look at where

weapons have gone. We've lost 90% in

2:26:522:26:57

the last 400 years. -- wetlands have

gone. It is rivers that have been

2:26:572:27:04

turned into canals. It is great that

you can see swans in certain areas,

2:27:042:27:11

but it isn't natural, it is in the

way it should be, there should be

2:27:112:27:14

more around the country. I want to

fly around the UK and talk to

2:27:142:27:19

everybody and look at where they

have gone and could we put them

2:27:192:27:24

back, some of them, at least.

So

good to meet you properly. Thank you

2:27:242:27:27

so much. Time to get the news,

travel, and

2:27:272:27:31

so much. Time to get the news,

travel, and weather

2:27:312:30:53

Watch out for that rain if you are

heading out.

2:30:532:30:56

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

2:30:592:31:04

The latest news... British package

holiday companies have started

2:31:042:31:10

taking tourists back to committee

this morning. It's almost three

2:31:102:31:14

years since a gunman opened fire

killing 38 people. 30 British

2:31:142:31:19

holiday-makers were killed at the

resort in June when to 15. Until

2:31:192:31:23

last summer, the Foreign Office

advised against travel due to the

2:31:232:31:26

high risk of terrorism. In the last

few hours, Thomas Cook operated the

2:31:262:31:30

first flight from Birmingham and say

that holiday-makers should be

2:31:302:31:32

reassured.

2:31:322:31:34

I think we have to look

at all the work that's been done.

2:31:342:31:37

Obviously we did have

restrictions there, put in place

2:31:372:31:39

by the Foreign Office.

2:31:392:31:42

Those restrictions were lifted

because of all of the improvements

2:31:422:31:44

that have been made on safety

and security in Tunisia

2:31:442:31:46

and in the resorts themselves.

2:31:462:31:50

The Charity Commission is launching

an investigation into Oxfam

2:31:502:31:52

following the revelation of a sex

scandal involving its aid

2:31:532:31:56

workers in Haiti in 2011.

2:31:562:31:57

The watchdog says documents show

Oxfam may not have "fully

2:31:572:31:59

and frankly disclosed"

all the available

2:31:592:32:01

information at the time.

2:32:012:32:04

A new tool to fight online terror

and jihadi activity is being

2:32:042:32:07

unveiled by the Home Secretary

during a trip to the US.

2:32:072:32:09

It aims to detect content

and remove it instantly.

2:32:092:32:11

Funded with more than £500,000

of Government money,

2:32:112:32:13

the tool draws upon a vast database

of material posted by

2:32:132:32:16

the so-called Islamic State.

2:32:162:32:20

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd

will meet with tech companies

2:32:202:32:23

to discuss the software -

as well as other efforts

2:32:232:32:25

to tackle extremism.

2:32:252:32:33

American investigators have been

instructed to examine the Grand

2:32:352:32:37

Canyon helicopter crash that killed

seven people. Becky Dobson, her

2:32:372:32:43

brother Stuart and Jason Hill were

among those who died. The survivors

2:32:432:32:48

and the pilot are currently being

treated in hospital in Las Vegas. It

2:32:482:32:50

said they had to wait eight hours

before they could be rescued from

2:32:502:32:53

the site.

2:32:532:32:55

South Africa's ruling party has

made an official demand

2:32:552:32:57

for President Jacob Zuma to step

down, after a 13-hour meeting

2:32:572:33:01

with leading figures

from the African National Congress.

2:33:012:33:03

Mr Zuma has been the head

of state since 2009,

2:33:032:33:05

but his time in office has been

overshadowed by

2:33:052:33:07

corruption allegations.

2:33:072:33:08

It is unclear how he will respond

to the formal request to resign.

2:33:082:33:11

BBC News has learned

that the Commonwealth has begun

2:33:122:33:14

considering who might succeed

the Queen as the head

2:33:142:33:17

of the organisation.

2:33:172:33:18

Member states could choose anyone

as the ceremonial leader,

2:33:182:33:20

as the role is not hereditary.

2:33:202:33:24

The BBC has been told 53 member

states have established a high level

2:33:242:33:27

group of independent figures to look

at the way the Commonwealth

2:33:272:33:30

is governed.

2:33:302:33:31

It will meet for the first

time today in London.

2:33:312:33:37

That brings you up to date.

2:33:372:33:42

Matt will have the weather

in about ten minutes'

2:33:422:33:44

time but also coming up

on Breakfast this morning...

2:33:442:33:47

Yesterday we spoke to Joanna Lumley

about the new British

2:33:472:33:50

comedy Finding Your Feet,

in a few moments another

2:33:502:33:55

of its stars Celia

Imrie will be here.

2:33:552:33:59

It is your turn to have a wonderful

life.

2:33:592:34:02

Farewell messages left

2:34:022:34:04

by people approaching

the end of their lives,

2:34:042:34:08

we'll meet the families who took

part in an emotional

2:34:082:34:11

new documentary.

2:34:112:34:13

And star of Mr Selfridge

and The Missing Frances O'Connor

2:34:132:34:17

is the Queen of Troy in the BBC's

major new Saturday night drama,

2:34:172:34:20

she's here after 9.

2:34:202:34:27

Following us on BBC One this

morning, the Winter Olympics. We

2:34:272:34:31

have a sneak preview of what is to

come.

2:34:312:34:35

We have been glued to it. Much more

action still to come.

2:34:352:34:41

One of Team GB's best chances

for gold, Elise Christie,

2:34:412:34:44

is in action in Pyeongchang today.

2:34:442:34:49

If you watch one event, this has to

be it. She will be coming back from

2:34:492:34:53

what happened to her four years ago

in Sochi. It was just heartbreaking

2:34:532:34:57

to watch that, wasn't it, whenever

she was disqualified in her events

2:34:572:35:01

because of a crash that she was

blamed for, she will be hoping to

2:35:012:35:05

make up for that. It will not be

easy to do. There will be a

2:35:052:35:08

challenge. She's one of the best

chances and will be in action later.

2:35:082:35:13

The current world champion

and world record holder

2:35:132:35:17

for over 500 metres will take to the

2:35:172:35:19

ice for the short track

speed skating finals.

2:35:192:35:22

Christie is hoping for her first

Olympic medal after she left Sochi

2:35:222:35:24

empty handed in 2014.

2:35:242:35:25

We can now speak to former GB short

track speed skater, Sarah Lindsay.

2:35:252:35:29

Good morning. Thank you for joining

us. The pressure that she must be

2:35:292:35:34

feeling right now, you can relate to

this. How intense will that be for

2:35:342:35:37

her?

Well, obviously she is a huge

medal hope and she is the world

2:35:372:35:43

record-holder. She is world

champion. Anything can happen in our

2:35:432:35:48

sport. It is a very, very difficult

one to predict. On paper, she should

2:35:482:35:53

go flying through and do very well

in the finals. But race by race, one

2:35:532:36:00

at a time.

She did so well in the

heats, she broke a record, it only

2:36:002:36:05

lasted for a few minutes but that

must be reassuring?

It was a very

2:36:052:36:09

fast time anyway. There were two

skaters that skated quick, everybody

2:36:092:36:14

else was half a second behind in all

of the other races. She is skating

2:36:142:36:20

really fast and looked very positive

and happy with how she was skating.

2:36:202:36:23

Some of the commentary yesterday,

saying that she has matured a lot,

2:36:232:36:30

some of the decisions she made, the

mistakes she made back then, she

2:36:302:36:35

would not make now?

Yes, she has

come a long way. She has been the

2:36:352:36:40

best in the world for a while. She

is used to go into cabbage of events

2:36:402:36:44

with pressure on her and having to

perform under those conditions,

2:36:442:36:49

dashed into Championship events, and

having to perform with pressure, she

2:36:492:36:53

was fast enough and good enough to

win medals, but she had not been in

2:36:532:36:56

that position before were you are

going into finals, having to perform

2:36:562:37:02

and go for gold. She is much more

experienced.

This is your sport,

2:37:022:37:07

fantastic, fast, furious, we have

seen some of the falls. The most

2:37:072:37:13

important things, speed and

accuracy?

In the 500 metres, the

2:37:132:37:16

most important thing, for a -- for

here especially, is that she gets

2:37:162:37:25

out of trouble. The start is really

important. People behind you, second

2:37:252:37:31

and third, they will be fighting for

that second place. One and two

2:37:312:37:36

qualify for the next round. You want

to be in front and let everybody be

2:37:362:37:39

battling for second place behind

you. Then you almost don't even get

2:37:392:37:43

challenged for the first spot.

How

difficult is it to pass somebody?

At

2:37:432:37:48

top speed, very hard, you have to

have considerably more speed to

2:37:482:37:51

overtake somebody and get Pasolini.

The 500 metres, there is no room for

2:37:512:37:55

mistakes. In the longer distances,

if you make a mistake, you have to

2:37:552:38:04

slow down, you have more time to

make up the difference. On 500

2:38:042:38:07

metres, there is no second chance.

That is really interesting, a lot of

2:38:072:38:14

people were asking me, the fact that

Elise is the favourite for the 500

2:38:142:38:19

metres, if there is a favourite in

the longer distances, the second

2:38:192:38:22

favourite in the 500 metres, but you

have explained why that is, it is

2:38:222:38:26

more difficult in a shorter

distance?

It is fun, it is

2:38:262:38:30

aggressive and over very quickly.

Like I said, Elise is the fastest

2:38:302:38:35

girl, she does have some moves, she

can overtake. Fingers crossed, she

2:38:352:38:39

will get a good draw because of The

Times yesterday, she should stay out

2:38:392:38:45

of trouble and flow through the

rounds.

Use a top speed, what is top

2:38:452:38:50

speed?

35 mph.

Eye watering!

On one

foot going around the corner. The

2:38:502:39:00

blades are only one millimetre

thick, very thin.

You are crazy, you

2:39:002:39:05

lot!

It is the same for all winter

sport.

I've said it, you are all

2:39:052:39:11

bonkers! We have so much more to

talk about.

2:39:112:39:19

The big performance

2:39:202:39:21

came on the snowboard

in the women's halfpipe final.

2:39:212:39:23

The USA's Chloe Kim put

in an extraordinary final run

2:39:232:39:25

to put the gloss on a gold

she'd already won.

2:39:252:39:28

This routine scored her 98 out

of 100 with the judges.

2:39:282:39:30

She's just 17 years

old and a hometown favourite too

2:39:302:39:33

in Pyeongchang - her family

heritage is South Korean.

2:39:332:39:35

And as well as on the snow

Kim's also been grabbing

2:39:352:39:37

the attention on social media,

tweeting about food

2:39:372:39:39

during her competition.

2:39:392:39:46

At long last, the Austrian Marcel

Hirscher is an Olympic champion

2:39:462:39:53

and he won a gold medal

in the combined event, which is

2:39:532:39:55

a mix of downhill and slalom.

2:39:552:39:57

He is one of the most dominant

alpine skiiers in history, but this

2:39:572:40:00

is the first time he's won gold

at an Olympics.

2:40:002:40:03

And there might be more to come too,

this is just the first

2:40:032:40:06

of four medal attempts.

2:40:062:40:07

A husband and wife pairing sealed

2:40:072:40:08

a third medal at these Games for

the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

2:40:082:40:12

It's the first medal to be won

in curling at Pyeongchang.

2:40:122:40:14

They beat Norway in the bronze medal

match to seal third place

2:40:142:40:17

in the mixed doubles.

2:40:172:40:18

Canada face Switzerland

for gold later this morning.

2:40:182:40:24

England's T20 cricketers will have

to score more than they have so far

2:40:242:40:27

this winter if they are to beat

New Zealand in Wellington.

2:40:272:40:30

The tourists won the toss

and decided to have a bowl.

2:40:302:40:33

And early on it looked

like they'd got it wrong.

2:40:332:40:36

Martin Guptil picking

apart the opening bowlers

2:40:362:40:37

with some big boundaries.

2:40:372:40:44

He passed his half-century. Adil

Rashid slowed progress.

2:40:442:40:59

Rashid slowed progress. England's

response has started well. Alex

2:40:592:41:01

Hales with some big shots as he made

47. England are now 104-3 in the

2:41:012:41:06

12th over.

2:41:062:41:08

Chelsea emphatically

ended their losing streak

2:41:082:41:09

in the Premier League last night,

beating the bottom side West Brom

2:41:092:41:12

3-0 at Stamford Bridge.

2:41:122:41:13

The result reduces the pressure

on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte,

2:41:132:41:15

who had Eden Hazard to thank

for the win.

2:41:152:41:21

The Belgian scored two of the three

goals, Victor Moses got the other.

2:41:212:41:24

Conte's side are back

into the top four.

2:41:242:41:30

Plenty more action to come, just

over an hour until Elise Christie

2:41:352:41:38

hits the ice.

35 mph!

If I do that

on my bicycle, I'm terrified.

2:41:382:41:47

Amazing.

2:41:472:41:52

Yesterday we heard from Bafta

host Joanna Lumley,

2:41:522:41:54

as she shared her excitement

about her role in the new British

2:41:542:41:57

film Finding Your Feet.

2:41:572:41:58

Celia Imrie stars alongside her,

adding to the roll call of top

2:41:582:42:01

British actors in the movie.

2:42:012:42:02

We'll speak to Celia

in a moment, but first let's

2:42:022:42:05

have a look at the film.

2:42:052:42:08

Elizabeth, it's Sandra.

2:42:182:42:21

Sandra?

2:42:212:42:23

What a lovely surp-...

2:42:232:42:24

What are you doing here?

2:42:242:42:26

Mike's been having an affair with

Pamela Harper, so I've left him.

2:42:262:42:29

I tried calling your

landline, but apparently

2:42:292:42:31

you changed your number.

2:42:312:42:32

Years ago.

2:42:322:42:33

You might have let me know.

2:42:332:42:34

I expect it's been

cut off anyway, now.

2:42:342:42:36

Perhaps you've buried it.

2:42:362:42:38

I can only imagine what

everyone's saying back home.

2:42:412:42:44

Good morning. How lovely to see you.

We saw a clip, set that up for us?

2:42:482:42:54

That is my sister, played

brilliantly, used to living in a

2:42:542:43:00

huge, great mansion. She catches her

husband kissing her best friend at a

2:43:002:43:06

party. So, she has to take refuge. I

think she probably doesn't have any

2:43:062:43:10

other friends. She takes refuge with

her older sister, me, who lives in a

2:43:102:43:16

council flat. Sublime to the

ridiculous. We have not seen each

2:43:162:43:21

other for ten years.

Is it fair to

say that the older sister is a

2:43:212:43:25

little bit naughty?

Yes, absolutely.

It is a wonderful film. Her world

2:43:252:43:31

has collapsed, really. But I am mad

about going to dancing classes.

2:43:312:43:38

Well, not really a class, but just

the joy of dancing, and I try to

2:43:382:43:42

persuade her to come. She doesn't

want to go, but then eventually all

2:43:422:43:45

is well.

It works out? People who

have followed your career will know

2:43:452:43:50

you have worked with Imelda on a

number of occasions. When you get

2:43:502:43:57

back and do something like this, is

it like old friends?

We were the Kit

2:43:572:44:02

Kat girls in cabaret, rather a long

time ago, but that doesn't matter!

2:44:022:44:10

And then we did a play together in

London. What is clever is that we

2:44:102:44:14

are familiar with each other. It is

a real bonus to the film. We don't

2:44:142:44:20

have to play being...

You already

know each other?

So it is a very

2:44:202:44:27

clever thing, with Timothy Spall,

who I had been married to in the

2:44:272:44:30

past come on film...

I like the way

you added that at the end, on film!

2:44:302:44:37

We all know each other from past

lives. It is a very clever thing. We

2:44:372:44:42

don't have to get to know each

other, we are just there.

You have

2:44:422:44:48

been writing yourself, a novel?

My

third novel, called Sailor Wade. It

2:44:482:44:54

is set on a great big liner. Like

finding your feet, there are two

2:44:542:44:59

heroines, which is unusual. To have

two people leading. They don't know

2:44:592:45:05

each other at all. They find

themselves on the same big ship. And

2:45:052:45:09

then they come together at the end,

when a murder has been discovered

2:45:092:45:13

and everything gets very, very

overexcited at the end. Because I

2:45:132:45:19

often travel to America...

I wanted

to know, have you been on these kind

2:45:192:45:23

of things?

Yes, I travel on the QM2,

which I think is going to become

2:45:232:45:30

more and more popular because of the

hell of airports, I am sure I will

2:45:302:45:35

get taken off the air, but people

have a horrible time in airports.

2:45:352:45:39

Actually, going on these ships, you

feel like a film star. It is the

2:45:392:45:44

most glamorous thing to do. You

arrive fresh and ready to go.

2:45:442:45:51

I love that you say you feel like a

film star, you are one! In terms of

2:45:512:45:56

writing the book, how do you do it?

Do you have to discipline yourself

2:45:562:46:00

not to take other work or do you fit

it in in between?

I try to fit it

2:46:002:46:05

in, but I have the most wonderful

place to write. I write in Nice,

2:46:052:46:09

looking onto the ocean. I love the

sea. My other two books were set in

2:46:092:46:14

Nice. So, that's a great

inspiration. I'm not terribly

2:46:142:46:20

disciplined. I try to do it in the

morning, then I go out for

2:46:202:46:25

adventures around the beautiful

places of Nice. And I try to put

2:46:252:46:28

them into the story as well. Because

Frances, as you know, adores food.

2:46:282:46:35

And so I go to all that sort of

festivals of mushrooms and garlic

2:46:352:46:39

and everything.

You take your

inspiration from that.

Exactly.

When

2:46:392:46:44

you are writing it, do you think in

your head, oh, if

2:46:442:46:53

your head, oh, if it was going to be

a phone, these people...

Oh,

2:46:532:46:54

absolutely! I write a path for

myself in every single book. And I

2:46:542:46:57

write hoping that it will be a film

one day, why not? -- I write a path

2:46:572:47:01

for myself. The dialogue is my

favourite bit right, it's like

2:47:012:47:05

writing a script.

I suppose the

industry has changed a lot. Joanna

2:47:052:47:11

Lumley was talking yesterday about

the Me Too campaign. Have you felt a

2:47:112:47:14

difference in the industry that you

are working in?

Well, I find it very

2:47:142:47:19

distressing and disturbing. But I do

think that we can't pretend it

2:47:192:47:24

hasn't happened, this enormous

discovery. But we must now move

2:47:242:47:27

forward and be positive. And I think

things will never be the same,

2:47:272:47:33

that's probably a good thing. But we

must now go forward and be positive

2:47:332:47:38

and not stay where we are all have

the pendulum swing too far the other

2:47:382:47:42

weight.

I'm interested in you

talking about female pretenders.

2:47:422:47:46

Would you like to see more female

protagonists in lead roles, as you

2:47:462:47:51

were saying before?

Oh, yes. In

Finding Your Feet, we have two. But

2:47:512:47:57

I think, again, I think things are

changing, actually. Of course I'm

2:47:572:48:02

greedy and I want to be in

everything!

Why not?!

But I think

2:48:022:48:09

things are changing, and I think

people realise that women like to

2:48:092:48:13

see women on film. And we don't have

to be 17 any more, which is rather a

2:48:132:48:17

bonus, since I'm not!

I would not

have suggested that to you! It's

2:48:172:48:24

really lovely to meet you, thank you

very much.

Thanks for having me.

2:48:242:48:27

Finding Your Feet is out in cimenas

in a week on Friday.

2:48:272:48:32

Celia's novel is called Sail Away.

It is out on the 27th.

2:48:322:48:40

Here's Matt with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:48:402:48:43

The picture says it all!

2:48:432:48:45

The picture says it all! Good

morning. It certainly does, but only

2:48:452:48:50

for the short term, it is getting

better. The next few hours we have

2:48:502:48:55

strong winds and heavy rain over

southern areas, snow and icy

2:48:552:48:58

conditions over parts of Scotland

and northern England over the next

2:48:582:49:01

couple of hours may cause issues on

the roads. The radar charts from

2:49:012:49:05

this morning, you can see the blue

colours on the charts, some weight

2:49:052:49:09

and snow on the hills of Wales and

the Moors. At the top of the

2:49:092:49:14

Pennines becoming Warwick Spencer.

And too. Things are improving from

2:49:142:49:26

the West. Northern Ireland seeing

sunshine developing, although a few

2:49:262:49:28

more wintry flurries or on the way.

Across the hills of the Grampians, a

2:49:282:49:31

good few centimetres of snow to

fall. Down to lower levels around

2:49:312:49:33

Greater Manchester, Merseyside,

heavy rain through the North

2:49:332:49:35

Midlands as well. And heavy rain

across southern counties of England

2:49:352:49:38

and maybe a few flakes of wet snow

but nothing significant further

2:49:382:49:43

south. Strong winds pushing rough

seas in across the coast, but the

2:49:432:49:47

brightest guys are pushing in from

the West, one or two showers will be

2:49:472:49:52

here and that's all the brighter

skies. Cloudy with occasional rain

2:49:522:49:56

in the Eastern counties of England

even through the afternoon.

2:49:562:50:00

Temperature is not far off might

yesterday's values, but not as much

2:50:002:50:04

sunshine so it might not feel quite

as pleasant. Through tonight and

2:50:042:50:09

into tomorrow, the cloud across the

south and east will break up, a slot

2:50:092:50:13

of clearer weather, temperatures

will drop, frost and is around into

2:50:132:50:17

Wednesday morning. The next weather

system pushing in, strong winds with

2:50:172:50:22

that, largely rain, but there will

be snow of times across the tops of

2:50:222:50:27

the hills on Scotland and northern

England from mid-morning. Mainly on

2:50:272:50:30

the tops of their holes. Reynet

through tomorrow. As skies

2:50:302:50:35

brightened up into the West,

temperatures could lift back up into

2:50:352:50:39

double figures. I know my jokes have

fallen a bit flat today, but that is

2:50:392:50:47

my last forecast creped upon us!

STUDIO:

2:50:472:50:54

my last forecast creped upon us!

STUDIO: It was my fault! I brought

2:50:542:50:57

it upon myself!

2:50:572:51:00

Tightrope walkers,

clowns, trapeze artists -

2:51:002:51:01

just some of the acts we love

about the circus!

2:51:012:51:04

This year marks 250 years

since the first one opened

2:51:042:51:06

in London Waterloo.

2:51:062:51:07

Our Arts Correspondent David

Sillito is at a Big Top

2:51:072:51:09

for us this morning.

2:51:092:51:15

Good morning, where are you? Reveal

yourself!

Oh, the red velvet

2:51:152:51:21

curtains were too much of an

invitation! We are in Aintree and

2:51:212:51:25

Gandhi's sites. Nothing really has

changed in 250 years. We have the

2:51:252:51:31

juggler, we have Manuel, our

Acrobat. And of course, we have

2:51:312:51:35

Andrea, our clown. You notice the

only thing we have of traditional

2:51:352:51:41

clowning left is of course the

comedy and a little red nose. There

2:51:412:51:46

are no animals, either. A lot has

stayed the same, and a lot has

2:51:462:51:51

changed. Especially, the clowns have

had to move with the times.

2:51:512:51:54

Once upon a time, every

circus had its own troupe.

2:51:542:51:56

VOICEOVER:

As always,

the clowns bring down the house.

2:51:562:51:58

The face paint, the big shoes,

they were the heart

2:51:582:52:01

of circus heritage.

2:52:012:52:02

But the wigs and greasepaint

are in decline.

2:52:022:52:04

Maybe it's the clown horror films,

but on this anniversary year,

2:52:042:52:08

there is a big issue for the man

hoping to be World Crown President.

2:52:082:52:15

I didn't realise there

was democracy in clowning.

2:52:152:52:18

There's quite a lot of democracy.

2:52:182:52:20

Quite a lot of politics, as well.

2:52:202:52:22

What are the issues at the moment?

2:52:222:52:24

You've already highlighted the main

questions what we ask,

2:52:242:52:26

are people scared of clowns?

2:52:262:52:29

It is the big issue.

2:52:292:52:32

Even here at the heart of clowndom,

more and more clowns are giving up

2:52:322:52:35

on looking like clowns.

2:52:352:52:38

I mean, if you'd have seen me back

in 1973 when I first

2:52:382:52:41

started coming here,

then you'd have seen

2:52:412:52:43

a completely different face.

2:52:432:52:46

You don't look like proper clowns!

2:52:462:52:52

GASPS

2:52:522:52:54

I don't know, we're leaving!

2:52:542:52:55

Children, over the years, have got

a little bit wary of clowns.

2:52:552:52:58

But there is a fightback against all

of this anti-clown prejudice.

2:52:582:53:02

I am PC Bibbledy Bobby,

or Bibbledy Bob the Clown.

2:53:022:53:06

I am the a Regional Director

for the World Clown Association

2:53:062:53:09

for Europe and the whole of Africa,

I thank you.

2:53:092:53:11

Yes, there really is

a Regional Clown Director.

2:53:112:53:15

You press people, you

like a negative story.

2:53:152:53:17

Positivity doesn't sell.

2:53:172:53:19

So unfortunately we are keeping

busy, we keep getting work,

2:53:192:53:22

and you're obsessed with the fact

we might not be getting work

2:53:222:53:25

because of silly films.

2:53:252:53:27

I stood corrected.

2:53:272:53:29

There is, it seems, still a lot

of clown love out there.

2:53:292:53:32

But clown politics?

2:53:322:53:37

I had a chat to Elsie.

2:53:372:53:38

It's only when it gets to meetings

that it can get quite heated!

2:53:382:53:42

There are clown meetings?!

2:53:422:53:44

There's a committee...

2:53:442:53:45

I couldn't take it seriously!

2:53:452:53:51

So, Elsie won't be running

for World Clown President.

2:53:512:53:55

But someone has to.

2:53:552:53:57

Because when it comes

to the future of clowning,

2:53:572:53:59

there is a lot to think about.

2:53:592:54:02

Well we have Roger East here, and

Manuel, it's all going on here at

2:54:112:54:15

the Big Top. And we have Andrea the

cloud as well. -- we have Rogerio.

2:54:152:54:24

Where is Andrea's face paint gone

these days was below the circus has

2:54:242:54:30

changed and clowns have change.

Andrea

was naturally born funny, she

2:54:302:54:36

doesn't need garish make-up. You can

teach an acrobat, you can't teach

2:54:362:54:40

somebody to be funny.

Are there

still the same number of circuses

2:54:402:54:44

around when you started off?

We have

35 circuses under the Big Top, it's

2:54:442:54:53

increased in number, the circus is

prolific, it is a vibrant time for

2:54:532:54:58

British circus.

Where are your

animals?

We don't use animals any

2:54:582:55:03

more, and out of the 35 circuses

touring, maybe three or four years

2:55:032:55:09

domestic animals. -- use domestic

animals. There are no wild animals

2:55:092:55:14

used in circuses in the UK.

These

are very old-fashioned acts. How do

2:55:142:55:19

you make them relevant for an

audience who have iPods or whatever?

2:55:192:55:24

Traditional circus acts have a

timeless quality. We moved them on

2:55:242:55:28

by having specially written music

for them, we present them in a style

2:55:282:55:32

more akin to West End musicals, big

production numbers. It's just the

2:55:322:55:37

evolution of circus.

Blood Gandhi,

thank you very much. There it is for

2:55:372:55:42

you, live from the Big Top, I

haven't said that before in my

2:55:422:55:46

broadcasting career! Rogerio,

Manuel, live from the lip Gandhi's

2:55:462:55:53

circus!

The strength, it's just

incredible! He's just so strong,

2:55:532:56:00

it's been mesmerising. I couldn't

take my eyes it's incredible.

2:56:002:56:06

Celebrating life after death

is the focus of a new Sky

2:56:062:56:08

documentary this week,

which aims to help people coming to

2:56:082:56:11

terms with the loss of a loved one.

When Ian Edmunds was diagnosed

2:56:112:56:14

with a terminal illness,

he began to arrange gifts,

2:56:142:56:16

surprises and video messages

for the people he loved, which

2:56:162:56:18

were delivered after he'd gone.

The programme, My Wonderful Life,

2:56:182:56:22

features three others

in the same situation.

2:56:222:56:25

We'll meet Ian's family in a moment.

2:56:252:56:26

But first, let's have a look.

2:56:262:56:29

VOICEOVER: In 2016, four

people facing death did

2:56:312:56:32

something extraordinary.

2:56:322:56:35

Even though I'm not

there with you...

2:56:352:56:36

I want you to know...

2:56:362:56:38

I'm so proud of you.

2:56:382:56:39

You're worth your weight in gold.

2:56:392:56:40

They used the precious time they had

left to plan a series of amazing

2:56:402:56:44

messages and surprises.

2:56:442:56:45

Designed to inspire...

2:56:452:56:47

No way!

2:56:472:56:49

Thank...

2:56:492:56:50

You were a great role

model to my boys.

2:56:502:56:52

Really?

2:56:522:56:53

Comfort...

2:56:532:56:54

I know how much you loved

us, but you need to go

2:56:542:56:57

forward with your life.

2:56:572:56:58

And delight their loved ones

after they had gone.

2:56:582:57:01

If you show that you're

more than a friend...

2:57:012:57:03

You spread happiness,

and that's your gift, really.

2:57:032:57:05

You seriously do make

such a difference.

2:57:052:57:06

I'm going to be watching

over you, so be careful!

2:57:062:57:09

Their final wish was to create

a lasting legacy by sharing

2:57:092:57:12

what they have learned about life.

2:57:122:57:17

And about death.

2:57:172:57:18

It's my last goodbye.

2:57:182:57:19

Hold your head up high.

2:57:192:57:20

I love you all to bits.

2:57:202:57:22

It's your turn to

have a wonderful life.

2:57:222:57:28

Wow.

2:57:282:57:30

We're joined now by Ian's brother,

Neil, his cousin Gary,

2:57:302:57:32

and Tony Bonser from the chairty

Dying Matters.

2:57:322:57:37

Thank you so much for coming in,

guys, and talking to us about this.

2:57:372:57:43

Neil, it's a tough watch for someone

who is not related to Ian and the

2:57:432:57:46

other people in that film. How did

you find the whole filming process?

2:57:462:57:50

Did it help you with the grieving

process?

I think it helps, because

2:57:502:57:54

it was helping Ian, it gave him a

focus, it gave him something that,

2:57:542:57:58

you know, you really concentrated

on. He wanted to leave a bit of a

2:57:582:58:02

legacy

2:58:022:58:07

legacy and get across the message

that life for everyone is terminal.

2:58:072:58:09

And you've just got to make the most

of every day you've got left. And,

2:58:092:58:13

you know, we all embraced it very

positively. Because that's what he

2:58:132:58:17

wanted us to do, and that was a gift

we could give to him as well.

And

2:58:172:58:21

what he'd done, he left some

surprises for you all, Gary, hadn't

2:58:212:58:27

you? And really touching ones as

well, she had really thought about

2:58:272:58:30

everybody. Tell us what he did for

you was

Me and him went to our first

2:58:302:58:36

gig together in Wolverhampton to

watch Slade, we were huge fans. He

2:58:362:58:41

had arranged for me to go to

Wolverhampton Civic to relive that.

2:58:412:58:47

Memories are really important to

Ian, especially towards the end of

2:58:472:58:51

his life. That gig for us was

something special. We were two young

2:58:512:58:55

lads. I went to Wolverhampton Civic,

they got me up on stage playing, and

2:58:552:59:00

noddy Holder was there! It was

something that I'll never, ever

2:59:002:59:06

forget.

An incredible treat. And you

went to watch West Bromwich Albion.

2:59:062:59:16

I went to the ground and had a day

out, that is where we spent our

2:59:162:59:20

formative years. My dad used to take

us there as kids. We had happy

2:59:202:59:23

times, and some not so happy times

there! But it was a bond that we had

2:59:232:59:29

between us, the club. It was an

obsession for us. It still is, for

2:59:292:59:36

me. It was a really nice surprise, a

nice day out. His message, hearing

2:59:362:59:42

that, I got a bit emotional, but it

is to be expected. I haven't

2:59:422:59:49

actually seen him for a year, and

then he's on the screen, telling you

2:59:492:59:55

all of these things from the grave.

In terms of processing that, does

2:59:553:00:02

that stay with you or was that

something specific to that time, a

3:00:023:00:09

memory of going to be football with

your brother? Is it something you

3:00:093:00:12

still think about all the time?

I

still think about it all the time.

3:00:123:00:16

One thing that got to me after he

died was the fact he was not there

3:00:163:00:20

to talk about the game to any more.

After a game, you talk about what

3:00:203:00:25

went right, what went wrong. Usually

what went wrong! It was a long chat.

3:00:253:00:32

We played one game just after he

died, and I suddenly realised, he is

3:00:323:00:36

not there any more, we can't have

that conversation.

I just wanted to

3:00:363:00:42

pick up some of the things you were

saying, Tony, from Dying Matters,

3:00:423:00:49

this is somebody who obviously had

time to really think about his

3:00:493:00:54

legacy, the message is that he

wanted to leave. You think it is

3:00:543:00:56

important to talk about this type of

thing. There is a reticence?

There

3:00:563:01:03

is, people feel somehow as if it

might bring death closer, or maybe

3:01:033:01:07

it is just not the sort of thing we

talk about in polite society. But it

3:01:073:01:11

is so important. I am full of

admiration for this family, and for

3:01:113:01:17

Ian, starting the process, and the

rest of the family getting involved.

3:01:173:01:20

I am sure from what I have heard

from them and seen, it gave him

3:01:203:01:25

focus on purpose at the end of his

life. I also have a feeling for the

3:01:253:01:28

rest of the family, they have now

got some good memories. I know,

3:01:283:01:34

because my son died nine years ago,

almost to the day, I know that there

3:01:343:01:38

are bad times where you miss people

awfully. There are also those times

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when you think, that was good, our

relationship actually got better

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because of what happened. So, Dying

Matters, one of the briefs is to

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persuade people it is OK to talk, it

is good to talk about things. You

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can take some control of the end of

your life, you can do things like

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making your will, setting up lasting

powers of attorney. That is really

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important.

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important. More than that, and this

is what Ian showed, it is about

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improving relationships, increasing

the bond so that you know much more

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about people. And when death finally

happens, as it will, to all of us at

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some stage, there is that memory

left behind of a relationship

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developed, may be repaired, but made

easier.

Gary, has it made you... I

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know we have talked about this

subject, it might sound like a

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morbid question, has it made you

think about how you might prepare

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for your own death?

Part of the

process was that very important

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question. How has Ian's death

impacted on you personally, and your

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own view of your mortality? It is

not something that we give a lot of

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thought to in our daily lives. But

it is certainly something that has

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brought it into sharp focus for me.

Ian's message was that it is your

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time now, squeeze every second out

of it, every minute, every hour of

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every day, don't let life pass you

by, live your life. That is what I

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should have taken away from that.

So, people that want to have this

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kind of conversation, is there any

easy way to do it?

I don't think

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there is an easy way. It is just

being sensitive to when somebody

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wants to talk. In the last couple of

weeks of his life, Neal started

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saying, dad, can we chat? We would

talk about all sorts of things,

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football, sorry, Liverpool, that is

who I support, Neal supported

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Manchester. Books, all sorts of

things. In between, he would say, do

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you believe in life after death? We

got into a different topic. It is

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just being open and accepting and

knowing when it is right for that

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person to go wherever they want to

go, giving the control to go there.

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Lovely to talk to you all. A really

interesting programme. I thought I

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would feel uncomfortable watching

it, but it was a celebration of the

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end of life.

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My Wonderful Life is

on Thursday at 9pm on Sky One.

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In a moment, we'll be speaking

to Frances O'Connor,

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who plays Helen of Troy in BBC One's

big new Saturday night drama.

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But first a last, brief

look at the headlines

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where you are this morning.

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It's one of the oldest

stories in history.

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A tale of passion,

violence and destruction -

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the legend of Troy.

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You're not going to get the job

doing the voice-over, sorry!

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It's now the focus of a new BBC One

drama starring Frances O'Connor,

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who you'll recognise

from The Missing and Mr Selfridge.

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We'll speak to her in a moment.

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But first, let's see a clip

from Troy: Fall of a City.

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TROY!

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Where are they?

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They're resting from the journey,

they're coming to see me later.

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Is it what I think?

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Tell them.

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He stole her away in a chest.

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We had no idea she was

inside until we set sail.

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I tried to persuade

him to return her.

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He threatened to

throw me in the sea.

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He claims to love her.

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How could you not notice

what was going on?

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I apologise, my lady.

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I should have foreseen that

while the King of Sparta

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was burying his dead father,

your new son would try

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to sleep with his wife.

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Don't you use that tone with us!

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We put him in your charge.

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By now, Menelaus will

know they've eloped.

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He'll have told his brother.

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Agamemnon needs no

excuse for a fight.

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She must be sent back before

they do something foolish.

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Agamemnon will have rallied

all the kings of Greece.

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We can't waste any time.

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We send a message that we regret

the discourtesy, return Helen,

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and send gifts of our own.

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Why should I bow to him?

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We made the city prosperous

through sweat and blood.

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This city bows to no one.

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And will continue to do so.

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Your pride can afford to take one

hit if it's to save the city

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from any future harm.

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Frances O'Connor joins us now.

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The queen of Troy is here! What a

great title.

It is full of drama and

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intrigue.

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intrigue.

It seems like a Game of

Thrones style epic TV?

Yes, but at

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the centre of it is a great human

drama. It was a lot of fun to do.

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Have you read a lot of this, before

hand?

I studied the Iliad at

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university. They were the first to

storytellers, the Greeks. Just great

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stories.

It was filmed in Cape Town?

So this was done in South Africa.

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You have a young family as well. How

do you balance all of that? Were you

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travelling back and forth?

The

producers would very kind, I got to

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shoot a block and then go home and

be a mum. It worked out pretty well.

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It is epic in scale. Just give us an

idea what it was like filming it?

We

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shot in some really beautiful

locations. A lot of the time on

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there were hundreds of extras, doing

big set pieces. There were amazing

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battles in it. It is very epic.

Probably one of the biggest things

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that the BBC have done.

I know you

have worked on so many things that

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people have seen on television in

recent years, and we will talk about

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that later on. When you do a

programme like this, because the

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outfits, the set design, does it

feel grand and special?

The outfits,

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as you can see, they are so

beautiful, the detail is amazing.

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When you get it all on, you feel

quite queenly. The crew were great,

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they would shout as you are going to

set, make way for the Queen! By the

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time you got to set, you felt good.

She is a strong female lead as well?

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Yes I think all of the female

characters in this are very strong.

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That is from the Greek legends, they

did write strong female characters.

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As soon as I knew you were coming

on, I felt we had to talk about The

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Missing. I was one of the millions

of people obsessed with it. It was

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you and James Nesbitt, your son

disappears and the programme

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follows... The breakdown in your

relationship, then your husband's

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continued search for your son. That

was one of the programmes...

I just

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wanted to go, what happened at the

end?

People are now obsessed with

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talk about conversations, the day

afterwards, people were stopping you

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in the street and saying, what

happened to this boy, what is

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happening next? It was a real

conversation starter?

I think the

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writing in the show was just so

good, the way it was constructed. A

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lot of it was up to the audience to

try to piece it together. I think

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that is what people really loved

about it. Also, if you have a kid,

3:11:133:11:20

it is the nightmare you never want

to think about. That is at the heart

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of it.

Absolutely. When you saw the

script, did you realise it was going

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to be that kind of gripping?

It was

a great read. I got two of them and

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I called my agent, saying, I need

more, I need to know what happens! I

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think we knew we were making

something special.

The ending, I

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have not have this conversation with

you...

I am still annoyed about the

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ending!

People were annoyed there

was no closure. I think what the

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writers were trying to do is say

that if you do have a missing child,

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there is no closure. They were

putting you in the position of what

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the parents would be feeling.

That

ending, this is years ago that we

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watched this, there are endings like

that which still stay with you, but

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not always.

I think it was brave of

the writers to write and ending like

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that. It was a little bit

controversial.

What else have you

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got lined up? You are obviously

incredibly busy?

I am doing a film

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with Guy Pearce towards the end of

the year. I just shot a pilot.

You

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are in Mr Selfridge, is it true that

you

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you turned something down for

Downton Abbey?

Yes, I have taken

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things other people turned down,

that is the life of an actor. If I

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did that, I would not have been

available to do the Missing. It is

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always swings and roundabouts.

You

can't have regrets, one door closes

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and another one opens?

I am very

happy with my career. I have others

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I could tell you about as well,

that's nothing!

What a shame we have

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run out of time. Thank you very much

indeed.

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Troy: Fall of a City is on Saturday

night, BBC One at 9:10pm.

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Make way for the Queen, everybody!

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That's it from us today.

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I'll be back with Naga

tomorrow from 6am.

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Stay here on BBC One -

Clare Balding presents

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coverage of Elise Christie

in the speedskating

3:13:323:13:34

from the Winter Olympics.

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Bye for now.

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