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Hello - this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

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Theresa May admits students

have serious concerns

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about the cost of

going to university.

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She's launching a major

review into higher

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education in England,

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as she admits young people face "one

of the most expensive systems

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of university tuition in the world".

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Good morning - it's

Monday the 19 February.

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Also this morning:

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Oxfam bows to public pressure -

publishing an internal report

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into alleged abuse by some

of its staff in Haiti.

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I have a little trouble

with compliance.

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LAUGHTER.

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But I want you to know

that I stand in full

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solidarity with my sisters

tonight in black.

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A sea of black at the Baftas,

as stars line up to show solidarity

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against sexism and harassment

in the film industry.

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Employers are "in the dark ages"

when it comes to attitudes

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to pregnant workers and those

planning to have children.

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That's according to research

published this morning by the UK's

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human rights commission.

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It is a busy day that the Brits at

the Winter Olympics.

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And Matt has the weather.

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The ice to be found here today. It

is a cost free start to your working

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week. It's cloudy and expect some

damp weather. A full forecast coming

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up in 15 minutes.

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First our main story.

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The Prime Minister will admit today

that students and their families

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have "serious concerns"

about the cost of university.

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Theresa May will launch

an independent review into higher

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education finance in England,

saying many courses are not judged

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to give value for money.

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Universities are free

to charge up to £9,000

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a year, depending on the course,

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however only a handful charge

less than the maximum.

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Graduates in England

now leave university

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with average debts

of more than £50,000.

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That's because interest

rates on student

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loans now stand at 6.1%.

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Our political correspondent

Ben Wright is in Westminster.

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Ben, what has the reaction been

in Westminster to this review?

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Certainly people will want to know

what will happen.

This issue of

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rising student debt and our

universities should be funded had

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become a huge political issue and

the Tories are in a real tangle

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about it. A number of reasons. The

Labour Party has pledged to scrap

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tuition fees completely in England

and that has changed the political

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debate. The Conservatives are having

to come up with a response to a

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policy which has proved

unsurprisingly hugely popular among

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students but also parents and

grandparents and Theresa May will

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talk about those parents and

grandparents, potential Tory voters

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who are concerned about student

debt. That is why this is an issue

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the government feel they have to

group now that it's very

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complicated. This will look at the

whole system of fees and loans and

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work out whether it's currently

penalise in poorer students or not,

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whether the fee cap that currently

exists should be lowered further and

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how universities might be

compensated if these are reduced.

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Complicated, many Tory MPs divided

about how to go about this.

We will

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be talking about this throughout the

programme.

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We will be speaking to

the Education Secretary Damian Hinds

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after 7:30.

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Oxfam has made public its internal

report into the sexual misconduct

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of some of its staff

in Haiti in 2011.

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The report reveals that three

of the men involved threatened

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witnesses during the investigation.

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It also suggests Oxfam bosses

ignored a recommendation that better

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ways should be found to inform other

charities about problem staff.

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Here's our diplomatic

correspondent, James Landale.

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In the way of the earthquake in

Haiti in 2010, seven of the Oxfam

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staff left because of unacceptable

behaviour. An internal report shows

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one was dismissed and three resigned

to using prostitutes on Oxfam

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premises. Two more dismissed for

bullying and intimidation, one of

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whom are also downloaded

pornography. And another man was

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sacked for failing to protect staff.

The report says three of the

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suspects -- suspects physically

threatened witnesses during the

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investigation. The document makes

various recommendations including

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finding better mechanisms for

informing other aid agencies about

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so-called problem staff. This is

something Oxfam appears to have

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ignored as the charities directory

and Haiti went to work for another

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aid organisation in Bangladesh, even

though the charity says he resigned

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for using prostitutes. Parts of the

reports are blacked out to protect

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identities but Oxfam says it has

given an unredacted copy to

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ministers whom senior members of the

charity will meet later today.

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A film about a mother seeking

justice for her daughter's murder

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scooped five prizes

at the Bafta Film Awards last night.

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The theme of justice

and equality for women dominated

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the event, with most guests wearing

black to show solidarity

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with campaigns against

abuse and harassment.

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Our entertainment correspondent

Lizo Mzimba was there.

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The start of his report

contains flash photography.

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Black dresses on the red carpet. All

part of the ongoing Time's Up

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campaign aimed at fair and equal

treatment for women. Somewhat

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appropriate then denied's big

winner, Three Billboards Outside

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Ebbing, Missouri, focuses on a woman

played by Frances McDormand, who won

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Best Actress, looking to justice.

I

have a little trouble with

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compliance. But I want you to know

that I stand in full solidarity with

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my sisters tonight in black.

Power

to the people. The movie, which won

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a total of five factors, captured

onscreen feelings and sentiments

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felt by women around the world. Best

Actor went to British star Gary

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Oldman to his betrayal of Winston

Churchill in World War Two drama The

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Darkest Hour. And Best Director was

won by Guillermo del

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won by Guillermo del Toro for The

Shape of Water, starring Sally

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Hawkins as a woman in love with a

mysterious water creature. And the

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winner of the rising Star award was

Britain's Daniel Kaluuya.

He thanked

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the woman in particular. Thank you,

mum. You are the reason I keep going

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and this is yours.

The past few

years, the Baftas and the Oscars

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have not agreed on Best Picture but

this 2018 or school race is the most

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open in years and the boating

starting on the other side of the

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Atlantic, many will be saying that

the strong showing of Three

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Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

tonight might, just might, give it

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the edge at the Academy Awards in

March. We should be talking to

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various guests.

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Employers are "in the dark ages"

when it comes to attitudes

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to pregnant workers and those

planning to have children according

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to the Equality and

Human Rights Commission.

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They've released new research

today, looking into pregnancy

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and maternity discrimination

in the workplace.

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Steph joins us now with the results.

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They don't survey of 1000 employers.

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More than half of employers think

that a woman should disclose in the

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recruitment process whether she is

pregnant or not. At the moment, the

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current roles as you can be asked

you are pregnant when you're in an

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interview but it can't be

discriminated for it.

If you are

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pregnant and you are asked and you

don't get the job, you could take

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them to an employment tribunal. So

that is why many people don't ask in

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interviews. If you look at women who

have had babies and are in work,

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they say women who have had more

than one pregnancy, 44% of them,

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employers who are asked, say they

are a burden. They can be a burden

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on the workplace. They say 32% of

mothers unless engaged when they

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come back. They feel that they are

not concentrating perhaps as hard as

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people who don't have children. And

there are various other statistics

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as well. I am sure there are lots of

working women out there who would be

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livid at some of the attitudes in

the survey. That's why the Equality

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and Human Rights Commission has said

they were in the Dark Ages with

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this. There are lots of women who

are working very hard with children

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and think it's wrong that they

discriminate. We will be talking to

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some working mums and somebody from

the commission.

And there are clear

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laws as well.

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Olympics officials say a doping case

involving a Russian curler

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at the Winter Games would be

"extremely disappointing"

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if proved true.

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It's understood the athlete -

reported to be mixed doubles

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bronze medallist

Alexander Krushelnitsky -

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is currently in Seoul awaiting

the results of a second sample

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after allegedly testing positive

for the banned substance meldonium.

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Russia was nominally banned

from the PyeongChang games

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for state-sponsored doping

in Sochi four years ago.

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Former shareholders in the collapsed

construction and services firm

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We will have some highlights that

later. It is quite a weekend. I

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might have cried a little bit. Sport

plus achievement equals guaranteed

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tears. . I did enjoy it.

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Former shareholders in the collapsed

construction and services firm

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Carillion are calling for its

management to be investigated.

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Some investors have told MPs

the company's executives must

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have

known - or should have known -

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about its cash flow problems well

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before it went into

liquidation last month.

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Here's our Business

Correspondent Joe lynam.

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We've had a set-up where people work

in continued faithfully to work.

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There were people on the bridge of

the company -- the company drawling

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their mega salaries but the

shareholders taking a close look, as

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soon as they had a look and the

smell, they ran for the hills. That

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was the real warning sign and none

of the regulators seemed to be aware

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of what was happening.

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Dramatic footage has emerged showing

two cars trying to ramraid

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a high-end watch shop

on a pedestrianised street.

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Men wearing balaclavas

then followed up

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the botched attempt by trying

in vain to smash the window

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of the Rolex shop in Leeds before

speeding off empty handed

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as shoppers looked on.

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West Yorkshire Police said there've

been a numer of recent ram-raids

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on jewellers in the city.

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Extraordinary pictures. Trying to

look at what time of day that is.

It

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could be midday. There was a clock

that you can never be sure that it

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is working.

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More than £2 billion worth

of old-style £10 notes

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are still in circulation -

with less then a fortnight to go

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until UK shops stop accepting them.

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Bank of England officials

say the withdrawal

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of the old currency is progressing

at about the rate they expected.

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The paper notes, with Charles Darwin

on the back, will stop being legal

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tender on the 1st of March.

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I don't think I have any.

I have one

in the door. I am saving it to

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something. --I am saving it for

something. Alligator talk about the

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Winter Olympics?

It's been a great

weekend.

A fantastic weekend and a

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busy day to day. A lot of focus was

on the action early on. The real

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dancing on ice. Penny Coombes and

Nick Markland. Penny Coombes, two

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years ago smashed her kneecap in

eight places and was told she would

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never skate again but they have made

it through to the finals. A

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fantastic morning. Let's look at the

routine that got them through.

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Christopher Dean helped choreograph

this. They finished 10th in the top

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20 competing tomorrow's free dance

when they have to routines and

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medals are decided.

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Meanwhile, Rowan Cheshire qualified

for the final of the freestyle

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halfpipe skiing, but it was

dissapointment for Aimee Fuller.

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Her Olympics are over after crashing

out of the Big Air event.

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Elsewhere, there was drama

in the 5th round of the FA Cup

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as bottom-of-league-one Rochdale

scored an injury time

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equaliser against Tottenham.

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The 2-2 draw earns them

a replay at Wembley.

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Roger Federer celebrates becoming

world number one again with victory

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in the Rotterdam open. The first --

first reached the top spot for ten

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years ago.

Is that a cardboard box?

Something on his mantelpiece, I

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assume he has a big one. I think

that might be.

Is not going to keep

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that in his house, surely?

Maybe in

the loo. And they are up against

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Denmark in the round-robin. 2-1 up

to Denmark.

We will talk about

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curbing later on.

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Here's Matt with a look

at this morning's weather.

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Hugh haven't got a big coat on?

I

haven't, first time in a while I've

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been outside and it's not been

frosty -- you. A frost free start UK

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wide but as you can see, with the

lights glistening off the floor, it

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comes at a price.

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Today it is mild but also fairly

cloudy in most areas and some rain,

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especially in eastern parts today.

Best of the driest weather will be

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in the west. This morning for the

rush-hour we've got extensive cloud,

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you can see it pushing in on the

satellite across much of the

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country. That's brought bursts of

rain in eastern parts of the UK as

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well. Western area is a bit drier,

but if we look in closer detail,

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heavy bursts mixed into northern and

eastern Scotland and also northern

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England. Where you have the rain,

extensive hill fog, but in Northern

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Ireland and a few glimmers of

mourning brightness to the west of

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Wales, Devon and Cornwall but in

East Anglia, the south-east and the

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Channel Islands can expect rain this

morning to get you into work and

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some of that will keep going on and

off all-day. Murky where you have

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the rain with the extensive hill fog

around. Through the day used in

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areas will hold onto the rain at

times, the odd heavy burst, some of

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it like an patchy but in the west...

North-west Scotland will see rain

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later on. Temperatures up on what we

have seen of late.

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have seen of late. Rain in Northern

Ireland and parts of Scotland, heavy

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bursts in eastern Scotland through

the night and it stays damper

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through eastern parts of England. As

skies clear to the north and west

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later, temperatures dropping, a

touch of frost into tomorrow morning

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in parts of western Scotland and

Northern Ireland in particular. Many

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northern and western areas will have

a brighter day tomorrow, a bit more

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sunshine, still in eastern candies

of England some patchy rain and

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Rizal at times.

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Rizal at times. Lincolnshire... --

Eastern counties -- drizzle. Where

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you have the sunshine the

strengthening sun overhead will make

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it feel pleasant. Into Wednesday,

the cloud in parts of East Anglia

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and the south-east will drift back

westwards in other southern counties

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of England and into south Wales,

could produce rain or drizzle here

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to take us into Wednesday but not a

huge amount. Most places will be dry

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and always a bit cloudy in the

south, could be some breaks, not a

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bad day all day but northern half of

the UK, Scotland, Northern Ireland

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and northern England, dry and bright

throughout with sunshine at times

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and for the time being we are

sticking with a largely mild theme

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but as the wind picks up in southern

areas coming from an easterly

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direction into Wednesday,

temperatures are set to drop once

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again. A mild start to the week but

a brighter but slightly colder end.

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More through the morning. Back to

Dan and Louise.

Thanks, Matt.

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Steph

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has joined us to look at some of the

papers. Let's look at the Guardian,

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loads of pictures from the Baftas,

Gemma Arterton, quite a few of the

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guests took

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guests took various activists from

years gone by and Gemma Arterton,

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who starred in made in Dagenham,

took along two of the Dagenham girls

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who stood against Ford management in

the late 1960s to bring in the equal

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pay act of 1970. The main story on

the left-hand side, warning to

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universities of a high cost of

tuition fees. The front page of the

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Metro Nehra, they have a picture

here, a grieving family revealing

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their daughter's Hart saved the

10-year-old Blake Johnson. The

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father said he knew it's what she

would have wanted. -- heart. An

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emotional thing to do. The front

page of the Metro mail, Labour MPs

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being paid up to £10,000 to meet

Eastern Bloc agents during the Cold

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War -- Mail. Questions about

whether... Why Kate was wearing

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green but she did it with a nod to

Bafta and the equality protest, the

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black belt, lots of people asking

that. On the front page of the Metro

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expressed as well as a story about

pensions. On the front page of the

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Metro son as well and some people

saying it is strange people are

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campaigning about women's rights and

their questioning whether a woman

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has a right to wear a dress of a

certain colour. Lots of debate

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whizzing around the papers! Times

says savers lose millions to

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retirement fraudsters. Margot Robbie

at the Baftas. She wore black to

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show solidarity of, for victims of

harassment. -- solidarity for. What

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have you got, Steph?

This is

interesting, Sir Phillip Craven has

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a huge retail empire, owns the likes

of Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Miss

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Selfridge, he's in the business

pages this morning because he is in

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talks to sell his stake in the

Arcadia group to Chinese investors.

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There's a fair bit of analysis going

on in the background to say he needs

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to think about how pensioners will

be protected in the sale of Arcadia

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because like lots of companies,

Arcadia has a fair pensions deficit.

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You will remember the carry on with

BHS, lots of people lost out because

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of that, now MPs are thinking ahead

of what they can make sure happens

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to insure that pensioners don't lose

out if he does sell his stake to the

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Chinese. Quite an interesting one

from the retail world.

Action from

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the Winter Olympics all over the

papers. One of the main stories was

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the curling, complete hogwash is the

headline in the Daily Mirror, where

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is VAR when you needed? A picture of

Eve Muirhead, the GB skip, who was

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penalised for apparently still

holding onto the stone. They have a

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hog line, there's a light on the

stone...

It is computer-generated,

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isn't it?

Telling's equivalent of a

no-ball, if it is green, you're

0:20:470:20:52

fine, she has said she has never

done this before but apparently it

0:20:520:20:56

was still touching the stone. She

said we have got to move on but she

0:20:560:21:01

tweeted a picture where she believes

she wasn't touching the stone. She

0:21:010:21:04

was delivering the final ball, final

stone, so a really dramatic moment.

0:21:040:21:10

She says she has to move on but it

will be difficult.

And Lizzy

0:21:100:21:15

Yarnold, she was on Breakfast

yesterday, an incredible weekend.

0:21:150:21:18

The most successful... Britain's

greatest ever Winter Olympian and

0:21:180:21:23

she said she would rather be missing

than be a celebrity, and she says

0:21:230:21:28

after Pyeongchang she would like to

visit lots of schools, that's her

0:21:280:21:32

priorities. She said she visited

hundreds after Sochi.

And she said

0:21:320:21:36

she's going to go on holiday as

well.

So glad! Look at this, a

0:21:360:21:41

grieving lioness in one of the

papers this morning. Having a little

0:21:410:21:46

spring in their step because it has

adopted a baby antelope. This is in

0:21:460:21:51

Namibia, her cubs were killed by a

rival male lion and she filled the

0:21:510:21:56

gap in her life by looking after the

baby antelope and she has been

0:21:560:21:59

protecting it from other lions who

think, nice bit of lunch.

This

0:21:590:22:05

probably isn't going to end well?

It

probably won't but for the moment it

0:22:050:22:09

is a lovely tale! And talking about

food, did you know... This is

0:22:090:22:15

interesting. Apparently if you are

carrying a bit of extra timber, then

0:22:150:22:20

it is good for you, long life milk.

Yes! If you want to live to your 90s

0:22:200:22:26

put on weight and have a table every

day.

A couple of glasses of wine or

0:22:260:22:31

beer every night while adding a

couple of extra pounds could be the

0:22:310:22:35

secret to living into your nineties.

I'm not making this up. A professor

0:22:350:22:42

from the University of California

looked at 1700 people and she said

0:22:420:22:48

modest drinking and carrying extra

pounds is connected with longer

0:22:480:22:52

life.

What is modest drinking?

One

or two glasses a night, Steph.

I was

0:22:520:22:58

doing so well!

I will have the

drinks!

Best news ever I thought!

Do

0:22:580:23:05

you want to take that away?

I'm

going to frame it!

See you later on,

0:23:050:23:10

thank you.

0:23:100:23:12

Basketball is one of Britain's most

popular team sports at a grassroots

0:23:120:23:15

level but its governing body says

the elite game is facing

0:23:150:23:18

an imminent funding crisis.

0:23:180:23:20

Sports leaders say Team GB

may have to withdraw

0:23:200:23:21

from international competitions

because they could run out of money

0:23:210:23:24

by the end of March.

0:23:240:23:25

Holly Hamilton has

been finding out more.

0:23:250:23:31

Played by over 300,000 people every

week, it's the second most popular

0:23:360:23:42

team sport among 11-15 -year-olds in

the UK. And with more than half from

0:23:420:23:47

black, Asian and minority ethnic

backgrounds, basketball is also one

0:23:470:23:50

of the most diverse and most

inclusive.

0:23:500:23:55

You just need a ball and a hoop

really to play it. I fund accessible

0:23:550:24:00

sport, it's something you can teach

yourself.

It's something you don't

0:24:000:24:04

normally think in social life you

communicate with or have any

0:24:040:24:07

association with but basketball is

just a common interest.

Can't get

0:24:070:24:10

enough of basketball, Lovett, part

of me, my life, who I am.

While

0:24:100:24:15

there's plenty of support and

investment for those who play at

0:24:150:24:18

grassroots level, in the elite level

it's a totally different ball game.

0:24:180:24:22

Four years ago UK sport withdrew its

financial support for British

0:24:220:24:27

basketball, a decision based on the

team's lack of Olympic success. Now

0:24:270:24:31

the organisation is facing the very

real prospect that the cash could be

0:24:310:24:36

about to run out.

It inconceivable

no one has made a step at the moment

0:24:360:24:41

to enable us to function at least at

a level that we could be

0:24:410:24:45

competitive.

If no one stepped up

and nothing happens what's the

0:24:450:24:48

future for British basketball?

At

senior level we would have to

0:24:480:24:51

withdraw from competitions.

And that

would be devastating for both senior

0:24:510:24:55

teams, the women, currently 21 in

the world, are joint top of a

0:24:550:24:59

European Championship qualifying

group and withdrawal could see them

0:24:590:25:02

suspended for two years.

We want to

play on the world stage but we want

0:25:020:25:07

to inspire the children to play as

well, the young players to play and

0:25:070:25:11

if there's nothing for them to come

in after that then what's the point?

0:25:110:25:16

Funding does put a restriction on

young players. My parents found it

0:25:160:25:20

difficult in terms of paying to play

for your country, paying to travel,

0:25:200:25:26

paying for Kit. It does make it very

difficult, especially when you can't

0:25:260:25:31

fully afford it.

When it comes to

investment in sport in Britain, this

0:25:310:25:38

is what matters. UK sport has a no

compromise strategy of basing

0:25:380:25:45

funding on Olympic medals. And while

that means sports like basketball

0:25:450:25:49

miss out, it's a policy that's

proven to be hugely successful.

The

0:25:490:25:54

result is we have is we stretch it

as far as we possibly can to cover

0:25:540:25:58

as many athletes and sports as we

possibly can, but inevitably we run

0:25:580:26:02

out at a particular point.

Basketball in particular is a long

0:26:020:26:05

way off even qualifying to be at the

Olympic Games, let alone having

0:26:050:26:09

medal potential.

But there's a new generation still

0:26:090:26:15

hoping to some day represent their

country and that will need funding

0:26:150:26:19

fast. The financial crisis goes now

to Westminster with politicians due

0:26:190:26:23

to debate the issue tomorrow. And

with £1 million desperately needed

0:26:230:26:27

to pay for eight teams for just one

year, the ball will be in their

0:26:270:26:31

court. Holly Hamilton, BBC News.

0:26:310:26:36

A big issue for basketball, loads of

basketball fans will contact us this

0:26:360:26:40

morning because it's about keeping

it going and making the next

0:26:400:26:43

generation feel they can get into

it. The Winter Olympics, lots of

0:26:430:26:48

people will be trying to get into

that now, don't you think?

It is so

0:26:480:26:52

inspiring? If you're trying to bring

the next generation through, Lizzy

0:26:520:26:57

Yarnold and Laura Deas winning in

the Skelton, a great track record,

0:26:570:27:01

but we haven't got wonderful

skeleton track in the country, we

0:27:010:27:04

have a star track but if you want to

progress you have to go elsewhere.

0:27:040:27:10

It's, coming up on Breakfast:

0:27:100:27:17

What is going on?

0:27:170:27:19

It was the critical flop

that found its voice

0:27:190:27:22

with the fans, we sent our

reporter to sing along

0:27:220:27:24

to The Greatest Showman.

0:27:240:27:26

You would be able to sing because

you haven't seen the film but you

0:27:260:27:31

already know the songs.

My children

wants to go and see it, my wife

0:27:310:27:34

wants to see it again and we have

listened to the soundtrack on repeat

0:27:340:27:38

in our house.

We will

0:27:380:30:57

temperature is going to start to

feel quite cold.

0:30:570:30:58

That's it from us.

0:30:580:30:59

I'm back with the latest

from the BBC London newsroom

0:30:590:31:02

in half an hour.

0:31:020:31:03

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

0:31:030:31:05

Bye for now.

0:31:050:31:10

Hello - this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

0:31:100:31:14

It's Monday 19th February.

0:31:140:31:15

We'll have the latest news

and sport in just a moment

0:31:150:31:18

but coming up later

in the programme:

0:31:180:31:20

Could the cost of university

tuition be set to fall?

0:31:200:31:23

We speak to former Labour Education

Minister Lord Adonis

0:31:230:31:31

about government plans

for a 'sweeping review' of higher

0:31:320:31:35

education.

0:31:350:31:35

We'll round up last night's BAFTAs,

0:31:350:31:36

where Three Billboards,

The Shape of Water and Darkest Hour

0:31:360:31:39

all picked up multiple awards -

but it was equality and social

0:31:390:31:42

activism that dominated

the talk on the red carpet.

0:31:420:31:50

# When a man loves a woman.

0:31:520:31:57

# He can't keep his

mind on nothing else.

0:31:570:32:00

And three decades after his voice

first graced UK airwaves,

0:32:000:32:02

Michael Bolton joins us

as he prepares to tour his greatest

0:32:020:32:05

hits.

0:32:050:32:06

Good morning.

0:32:060:32:09

Here's a summary of today's main

stories from BBC News:

0:32:090:32:12

The Prime Minister will admit today

that students and their families

0:32:120:32:15

have "serious concerns"

about the cost of university.

0:32:150:32:17

Theresa May is set to launch

a year-long independent

0:32:170:32:19

review into higher education finance

in England, saying many courses

0:32:190:32:22

are not judged to give

value for money.

0:32:220:32:24

The review will consider

changing the level of fees,

0:32:240:32:30

cutting loan interest rates and

reintroducing maintenance grants.

0:32:300:32:37

Oxfam has revealed the charity

workers physically threatened

0:32:380:32:43

witnesses in an investigation into

sexual misconduct in Haiti. It

0:32:430:32:51

suggests that Oxfam bosses ignored a

recommendation that better ways

0:32:510:32:55

should be found to inform other

charities about problems staff.

0:32:550:33:00

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing

Missouri, a film about a mother

0:33:000:33:03

seeking justice for her daughter's

murder, was the big winner

0:33:030:33:05

at the Bafta awards last night.

0:33:050:33:07

It won five prizes including

best film and best

0:33:070:33:09

actress for Frances McDormand.

0:33:090:33:11

The theme of justice and equality

for women dominated the event,

0:33:110:33:14

with most guests wearing black

to show solidarity with campaigns

0:33:140:33:16

against abuse and harassment,

although McDormand admitted

0:33:160:33:18

that she chose to

break the dress code.

0:33:180:33:24

I have a little trouble

with compliance.

0:33:240:33:28

LAUGHTER.

0:33:280:33:30

But I want you to know

that I stand in full

0:33:340:33:38

solidarity with my sisters

tonight in black.

0:33:380:33:40

Six in 10 employers believe that

a woman should have to disclose

0:33:400:33:43

whether she is pregnant

during the recruitment process,

0:33:430:33:45

according to a new report

by the Equality and Human Rights

0:33:450:33:48

Commission.

0:33:480:33:50

The survey of a thousand

businesses found widespread

0:33:500:33:52

pregnancy and maternity

discrimination, including more

0:33:520:33:56

than 40% of employers believing

that women who have had

0:33:560:33:59

more than one pregnancy

while in the same job are a burden

0:33:590:34:02

on their team.

0:34:020:34:05

Olympics officials say a doping case

involving a Russian curler

0:34:050:34:13

at the Winter Games would be

"extremely disappointing"

0:34:130:34:15

if proved true.

0:34:150:34:16

It's understood the athlete -

reported to be mixed doubles

0:34:160:34:18

bronze medallist

Alexander Krushelnitsky -

0:34:180:34:20

is currently in Seoul awaiting

the results of a second sample

0:34:200:34:23

after allegedly testing positive

for the banned substance meldonium.

0:34:230:34:27

Russia was nominally banned

from the Pyeongchang games

0:34:270:34:29

for state-sponsored doping

in Sochi four years ago.

0:34:290:34:33

Former shareholders in the collapsed

construction and services firm

0:34:330:34:36

Carillion are calling for its

management to be investigated.

0:34:360:34:40

Some investors have told MPs

the company's executives must have

0:34:400:34:42

known - or should have known -

about its cash flow problems well

0:34:420:34:46

before it went into

liquidation last month.

0:34:460:34:52

We've had a set-up where people work

and continued faithfully to work.

0:34:520:34:56

There were people on the bridge

of the company drawling their mega

0:34:560:35:03

salaries but those shareholders

taking a close look,

0:35:030:35:05

as soon as they had

a look and a smell,

0:35:050:35:08

they ran for the hills.

0:35:080:35:09

That was the real warning sign

and none of the regulators seemed

0:35:090:35:13

to be aware of what was happening.

0:35:130:35:19

Dramatic footage has emerged showing

two cars trying to ramraid

0:35:190:35:22

a high-end watch shop

on a pedestrianised street in Leeds.

0:35:220:35:25

Men wearing balaclavas

then followed up

0:35:250:35:26

the botched attempt by trying

in vain to smash the window

0:35:260:35:29

of the Rolex shop in Leeds before

speeding off empty handed

0:35:290:35:32

as shoppers looked on.

0:35:320:35:34

West Yorkshire Police said there've

been a numer of recent ram-raids

0:35:340:35:37

on jewellers in the city.

0:35:370:35:44

It is known for its spectacular

illuminations but something else has

0:35:510:35:55

been lighting up the sky in

Blackpool. A mesmerising murmuration

0:35:550:36:00

of starlings took over the town,

taking on wonderful shapes. Rising

0:36:000:36:06

from the water, and the birds gather

to keep safe and warm. It's thought

0:36:060:36:11

the pocket come together to exchange

information about feeding sites.

0:36:110:36:19

They are mesmerising, aren't they?

I

can imagine the twitch is out in

0:36:190:36:25

force for that, won't they?

0:36:250:36:30

The beautiful game turned ugly last

night. But this match between

0:36:310:36:37

Vitoria and Bahia had to be broken

up after a brawl broke out. It

0:36:370:36:41

started with a provocative dance in

front of the home crowd by one of

0:36:410:36:48

the players from Bahia. It ended

with a total of ten red cards.

0:36:480:36:56

Nobody is mixing it around. It means

they were to players on the pitch to

0:36:560:37:01

finish the match so it had to be

abandoned. Goodness me.

Ten red

0:37:010:37:05

cards!

Absolutely staggering.

You

wouldn't even think you would have

0:37:050:37:14

that many red cards in your pocket.

You use the same one.

Here is your

0:37:140:37:21

card, here is your card. Of course,

what an idiot! At least I said it.

0:37:210:37:33

Good morning. Day ten in

PyeongChang, a busy day to the

0:37:340:37:42

Brits. No medal events, really.

0:37:420:37:44

We'll start with a busy few hours

for British competitors

0:37:440:37:47

at the Winter Olympics

in Pyeongchang, where the pair

0:37:470:37:49

of Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland

are through to the final

0:37:490:37:52

of the ice dancing.

0:37:520:37:54

It's a remarkable

achievement for them,

0:37:540:37:55

especially for Coomes, who,

less than two years ago was told

0:37:550:37:58

she may never skate again

after shattering her knee

0:37:580:38:01

in an horrific accident.

0:38:010:38:06

This is the routine that got them

there.

Christopher Dean helped

0:38:060:38:11

choreograph it. Penny and Nick

finished 10th. The top 20 competing

0:38:110:38:16

tomorrow's free dance when the

medals are decided.

0:38:160:38:24

It's definitely a different feeling

going into Tom -- condition. Yes, I

0:38:240:38:29

have competition pressure but I'm

just excited to go out there again

0:38:290:38:32

and so happy and painful to be here

and I was skating around when they

0:38:320:38:37

were reading at the previous scores

an artist smiled to myself because

0:38:370:38:41

after everything I've been through,

I made it and that's the most

0:38:410:38:43

important thing.

0:38:430:38:44

There was success too

for Rowan Cheshire in

0:38:440:38:46

the freestyle skiing halfpipe.

0:38:460:38:47

She missed out on the games four

years ago because of injury

0:38:470:38:51

but finished ninth to progress

to the next round.

0:38:510:38:53

But it was a morning of frustration

for Britain's Aimee Fuller

0:38:530:38:56

in snowboarding's Big Air event.

0:38:560:38:57

Her Olympics are over after she fell

on both her qualifying runs

0:38:570:39:01

including this big crash

in her second attempt.

0:39:010:39:09

The beams her Olympic dreams, but

this year at least, are over.

0:39:160:39:21

Thankfully she was OK but she has

treated these pictures of the

0:39:210:39:25

bruising to her face.

How painful to

that look? Yes, you did take one to

0:39:250:39:32

the grille, Amy.

0:39:320:39:33

Lots more action coming up

later this morning including

0:39:330:39:35

the final of the men's

two-man bobsleigh.

0:39:350:39:37

But right now on the ice,

0:39:370:39:39

Great Britain's men are taking

on Denmark in curling.

0:39:390:39:44

After five ends, it is for- two to

Denmark. This is Team GB's seventh

0:39:440:39:51

match. A defeat today put them on

the verge of elimination.

0:39:510:39:56

The FA Cup is the competition

where shocks can and will happen,

0:39:560:40:00

and yesterday was no different.

0:40:000:40:01

League One Rochdale held

Premier League Tottenham Hotspur

0:40:010:40:05

to a 2-2 draw and have

bagged themselves

0:40:050:40:07

a replay at Wembley.

0:40:070:40:08

That thanks to this injury time

equaliser from Steve Davies.

0:40:080:40:11

Spurs did take the lead

through a Harry Kane penalty,

0:40:110:40:13

but the joy belonged to Rochdale

and their big day out at Wembley.

0:40:130:40:21

When you having gone 1-0 up in the

first half, we almost let the bomb,

0:40:240:40:29

if you like. We knew what was going

to come in the second half and I

0:40:290:40:33

thought the players, they responded

superbly and the Reds could have

0:40:330:40:36

gone down but they didn't after the

penalty and I feel as though we got

0:40:360:40:40

a deserved equaliser.

0:40:400:40:41

Rangers are up to second

in the Scottish Premiership on goal

0:40:410:40:44

difference after an eight-goal

thriller at Hamilton.

0:40:440:40:46

Josh Windass scored a hatrick

in the 5-3 win which moves

0:40:460:40:49

them above Aberdeen.

0:40:490:40:50

They are nine points behind Celtic

who drew nil-nil with St Johnstone.

0:40:500:40:58

Did they have any red cards?

Do we

know? Brazil used them all up. I'm

0:41:040:41:12

teasing myself so that you don't

have to do it.

I was not going to

0:41:120:41:17

say anything. Here is matched with

the weather. We are in front of

0:41:170:41:26

Broadcasting House -- Broadcasting

House in London. An indication,

0:41:260:41:28

there is a bit of a damp start. We

are starting your Monday morning

0:41:280:41:33

frost free. Let's take a look at

what we have got in store. It's a

0:41:330:41:42

cloudy start, a mild start and it

comes at a price. Rain and drizzle

0:41:420:41:46

around. Becoming confined to eastern

areas at a time. You can see the

0:41:460:41:54

cloud is streaming across much of

the country overnight. That is where

0:41:540:42:01

we start the day in

0:42:010:42:03

the country overnight. That is where

we start the day in a pretty damp

0:42:030:42:04

and to some soggy note. Not only

have you got rain and drizzle

0:42:040:42:08

around, the odd heavy burst but it's

pretty misty and foggy over the

0:42:080:42:11

hills. That would be the case across

many parts of northern England and

0:42:110:42:15

eastern England as well. Some of the

dampest conditions in a moment in

0:42:150:42:20

northern England but light and

patchy rain. It does mean some parts

0:42:200:42:26

of western England and Western

Wales, also Northern Ireland. A

0:42:260:42:31

little bit of morning sunshine. We

will see a bit more developed. It

0:42:310:42:38

stays damp across many parts of

eastern Scotland and eastern

0:42:380:42:41

England. Later on, west of Northern

Ireland in far west Scotland, the

0:42:410:42:47

rain could arrive into the evening

rush-hour. Single figures across

0:42:470:42:54

eastern counties of England. Any

sunshine breaking through the crowd

0:42:540:43:01

at times during the day. We will see

a spell of rain briefly but is

0:43:010:43:09

heavier bursts in eastern Scotland.

Damp, cloudy, misty and murky. As

0:43:090:43:15

sky is clear in the West, some in

western Scotland and Northern

0:43:150:43:23

Ireland, a bit of frost. Northern

Ireland, western parts of England

0:43:230:43:27

and Wales, still saying -- still

staying fairly cloudy. Temperatures

0:43:270:43:38

through the rest of the country, not

faring too badly but this time of

0:43:380:43:41

year. Tuesday night and Wednesday,

greater chance of frost but the

0:43:410:43:50

cloud crossed the south-east will

drift into southern counties of

0:43:500:43:54

England and the south of Wales set

of those in the south-west, a cloudy

0:43:540:43:58

day to come on Wednesday. Most will

be dry. The cloud will break at

0:43:580:44:03

times. But the press of the sunshine

per northern England and Northern

0:44:030:44:09

Ireland and given the fact the sun

is strengthening day by day, we have

0:44:090:44:13

the sunshine overhead and with

temperatures like that, it should

0:44:130:44:16

feel quite pleasant but don't give

up your guide for winter, Dan and

0:44:160:44:20

Louise, because there are signs that

things could turn much colder

0:44:200:44:25

towards the end of the week and more

especially to the start of next

0:44:250:44:28

week. We'll keep you updated but

back to you both.

0:44:280:44:34

It has been one of the most

contentious political issues

0:44:340:44:38

of the last two decades, finding

the balance between increasing

0:44:380:44:40

university funding and limiting

the impact on students

0:44:400:44:43

and the taxpayer has proved

0:44:430:44:44

difficult for successive

governments.

0:44:440:44:45

Today, the Prime Minister

will launch yet another review

0:44:450:44:47

of the system.

0:44:470:44:48

Labour's Lord Adonis was responsible

for the introduction of tuition fees

0:44:480:44:51

in 1998 and joins us

from our London newsroom.

0:44:510:44:52

in 1998 and joins us

from our London newsroom.

0:44:520:44:54

Good

from our London newsroom.

0:44:540:44:54

Good morning

from our London newsroom.

0:44:540:44:55

Good morning to

from our London newsroom.

0:44:550:44:55

Good morning to you,

from our London newsroom.

0:44:550:44:55

Good morning to you, thank

from our London newsroom.

0:44:550:44:56

Good morning to you, thank you

from our London newsroom.

0:44:560:44:56

Good morning to you, thank you very

from our London newsroom.

0:44:560:44:56

Good morning to you, thank you very

much for joining us. Do you regret

0:44:560:44:58

to have been partly responsible for

where we are now?

I think the

0:44:580:45:03

decision to introduce a part payment

by students for university education

0:45:030:45:08

was the correct one, it allowed us

to expand places significantly so it

0:45:080:45:13

was socially equitable and it

allowed us to give a better deal to

0:45:130:45:17

universities where staff were being

grossly underpaid. The big problem

0:45:170:45:21

was the decision in 2010 with the

Conservative and Liberal Democrat

0:45:210:45:25

coalition two travel tuition fees

overnight, they were £3000 before,

0:45:250:45:29

there wasn't great controversy about

that and they broke the cross-party

0:45:290:45:36

consensus overnight by trebling the

fees -- to treble. They lost the

0:45:360:45:41

support of students, they were

broadly happy with the deal before

0:45:410:45:44

2010 because it was a good deal,

after 2010 when the fees went up to

0:45:440:45:51

£9,000... £9,000 is more than the

cost of a lot of the courses offered

0:45:510:45:54

by universities and at that point it

was unsustainable. To make it worse

0:45:540:45:57

what they then also did was slap a

6.1% real rate of interest on the

0:45:570:46:03

student debt. Before the system we

set up allowed students not to pay

0:46:030:46:07

the real rate of interest, so

essentially what's happened is a set

0:46:070:46:10

of changes which took what was I

think a very justified system of

0:46:100:46:16

students making a contribution to

the cost of their university

0:46:160:46:19

education into what was essentially

and is now a cash cow by the

0:46:190:46:23

government to get money from

students, which is widely seen as

0:46:230:46:26

unfair.

What happens now, are you

saying it should go back to a system

0:46:260:46:31

that you had envisaged in the first

place? Does the whole thing need to

0:46:310:46:35

be looked at again?

Well, the

government is clearly the -- clearly

0:46:350:46:41

kicking the whole thing into touch,

they are setting up a review that

0:46:410:46:45

will put it into the long grass for

months. But what should happen, my

0:46:450:46:49

view has always been clear, the

system set up with cross-party

0:46:490:46:54

support in 2004, 2005 with a

contribution of £3000 a year by

0:46:540:46:59

students repaid after graduation

through the tax system with low real

0:46:590:47:02

rate of interest was the right

system.

Do you think they shouldn't

0:47:020:47:05

be scrapped, they should be taken

back to £3000?

I would like them to

0:47:050:47:10

be kept at £3000. You have to

understand, because the government

0:47:100:47:14

has increased them to £9,250 with a

6% interest rate, what's happened is

0:47:140:47:20

the Labour Party has moved against

any fees at all, which was

0:47:200:47:23

inevitable with the way politics

works. I don't know frankly whether

0:47:230:47:26

that will be sustainable to have a

much more modest fee. I would like

0:47:260:47:31

to see, being a rationalist when it

comes to public policy, a new

0:47:310:47:36

cross-party consensus on bringing

fees back down to £3000, getting rid

0:47:360:47:39

of the interest rate of 6% and

agreeing that we will stick with

0:47:390:47:43

that system for the next generation,

not constantly changing but maybe

0:47:430:47:47

it's gone beyond that and the only

thing that can be sustainable is

0:47:470:47:52

scrapping the fees.

What about the

impact on poorer students? The

0:47:520:47:56

government are saying younger people

from poorer backgrounds has

0:47:560:48:00

increased since 2009, but what about

poorer students, what would help

0:48:000:48:03

them the most?

It's true, because

the fees and student loans are

0:48:030:48:09

repaid after graduation, there's no

reason why any student should be

0:48:090:48:13

dissuaded from going to university.

I say to any prospective students or

0:48:130:48:17

students listening to this, if they

get decent A-levels and have a good

0:48:170:48:21

course then they should absolutely

go to university. The question isn't

0:48:210:48:25

so much putting off different

groups, the question is whether it

0:48:250:48:29

is fair and with students graduating

with 50 or £60,000 worth of debt,

0:48:290:48:35

and a 6.1% interest rate, which

means they might have to pay back

0:48:350:48:39

£100,000, and they have to get their

lives sorted out, start buying

0:48:390:48:43

houses and setting up families, it's

basically not fair. What began as a

0:48:430:48:48

sensible system of part contribution

by students to the cost of

0:48:480:48:52

universities has become a Treasury

cash cow, with the vice chancellors

0:48:520:48:57

milking the system for everything

they can get because for them this

0:48:570:49:00

is just a licence to print money.

This has to stop and we need a new

0:49:000:49:05

settlement.

We will be speaking

shortly at 7:40am two Damian Hinds,

0:49:050:49:10

Education Secretary, to get his

views. Lord Laird onus, former

0:49:100:49:14

education minister, thanks for your

time -- to. -- Lord Laird onus.

0:49:140:49:20

Thanks for your comments as well. We

will have time to look at them

0:49:200:49:24

later. Keep them coming in.

0:49:240:49:29

Steph is talking about a lack of

properties coming onto the market

0:49:290:49:33

meaning in some areas of the UK

homes are being snapped up in fewer

0:49:330:49:37

than three weeks.

There are big

regional differences so let me give

0:49:370:49:43

you a flavour of this research.

0:49:430:49:45

Rightmove has looked at where homes

are being snapped up most quickly.

0:49:450:49:48

On the average it takes 72 days

to sell a property in the UK

0:49:480:49:52

but it varies regionally.

0:49:520:49:53

Livingston in West

Lothian comes out top

0:49:530:49:55

with homes selling

after just 17 days.

0:49:550:49:57

Other hotspots

0:49:570:49:57

are Rugby and Nuneaton

in Warwickshire

0:49:570:49:59

and Wellingborough

in Northamptonshire,

0:49:590:50:00

where property sales

take on average 21 days.

0:50:000:50:08

So what's going on?

0:50:090:50:10

Robert Reed is an estate agent.

0:50:100:50:14

Good morning.

Good morning.

I'm not

surprised to hear there's regional

0:50:140:50:19

differences in the property market,

it's been that way for ever, but

0:50:190:50:23

what's the difference? Why is it

such a big difference in terms of

0:50:230:50:27

how long it takes to sell something?

The UK has a kind of patchwork quilt

0:50:270:50:32

of regional variations, as you

rightly say, but why is it? Normally

0:50:320:50:35

it is factors on the ground,

emerging areas could be spillover,

0:50:350:50:40

other areas could be close by where

people have been priced out of the

0:50:400:50:44

area. They want to purchase still

buy with -- close by with the

0:50:440:50:50

amenities and transport links so

suddenly you get an unpopular area

0:50:500:50:53

becoming the emerging one. It can be

spillover. It can be localised

0:50:530:50:58

factors like employment which can

affect that. The popularity of

0:50:580:51:03

schools can change an area

completely if a certain catchment

0:51:030:51:07

area is what people want so normally

it comes down to things that make a

0:51:070:51:11

difference on the day-to-day basis

that affects people, also

0:51:110:51:17

affordability, wages, salaries and

the ability to buy in certain areas.

0:51:170:51:21

What's happening with the housing

market overall, our prices still

0:51:210:51:24

going up?

The market is pretty

stable at the moment -- are the

0:51:240:51:29

prices. Not moving significantly in

either direction. Our finding from

0:51:290:51:33

the report this morning is that the

south-west is slightly less well

0:51:330:51:37

performing than the rest of the

country. That's different to

0:51:370:51:40

previously when we've talked about

this, so a slight correction. While

0:51:400:51:44

asking prices are generally up, the

average is less than previous years

0:51:440:51:52

so that says the market is pretty

steady, prices not particularly

0:51:520:51:55

flying up, a bit more price

sensitivity. Still pretty decent and

0:51:550:51:58

reasonable, nowhere near the

difficult crises we've had in the

0:51:580:52:01

past but there is no significant

shift in terms of the asking prices

0:52:010:52:04

and selling prices.

There was a time

when sellers were holding back a bit

0:52:040:52:08

in terms of putting their property

on the market, what's happening in

0:52:080:52:11

that sense now?

What you're finding

in these areas where sales are going

0:52:110:52:16

very quickly, there's not enough

stock in the market so people get to

0:52:160:52:20

an area and think this works for me,

I like it, I'm not sure what the

0:52:200:52:24

market is doing, I will stay put.

That means buyers are looking saying

0:52:240:52:27

they want to buy but there is

nothing available so when it comes

0:52:270:52:32

on it goes extremely quickly. In

general terms the big issues like

0:52:320:52:35

general elections and Brexit

reverend is mean people think twice

0:52:350:52:39

about moving. Those who don't have

to remove hold still but there's

0:52:390:52:42

always people who have to move

through life circumstances and they

0:52:420:52:46

have to keep going regardless of the

political context and economic

0:52:460:52:50

context. Again there's areas where

there is a lot of supply but in

0:52:500:52:55

other areas there is a shortage,

which is driving up the time in

0:52:550:52:58

which the houses sell.

Is it getting

better for first-time buyers?

There

0:52:580:53:02

was a move in the budget on the

stamp duty. The big issue for

0:53:020:53:07

first-time buyers is the

availability. . I think the big

0:53:070:53:10

thing I would like to see more of

when we see these developments up

0:53:100:53:15

and down the country, lots of

4-bedroom detached houses, that's

0:53:150:53:18

great but it doesn't solve the

first-time buyer problem. If you

0:53:180:53:22

spoke to estate agents nationwide

what they would want more of his

0:53:220:53:26

2-bedroom terraces, starter homes.

That is a longer-term issue. -- is.

0:53:260:53:32

They need first-time buy a home on

the agenda so there's more support

0:53:320:53:38

but the big issue is applied --

buyer home. -- is supplied.

0:53:380:53:44

but the big issue is applied --

buyer home. -- is supplied. Thanks

0:53:440:53:45

but the big issue is applied --

buyer home. -- is supplied. Thanks

0:53:450:53:45

very much. -- supplied.

-- supply.

0:53:450:53:52

Defying the reviewers who called it

boring and forgettable,

0:53:520:53:55

the Greatest Showman has gone

from critical flop to cult classic

0:53:550:53:58

in record time.

0:53:580:53:59

The Hugh Jackman circus musical

continues to dominate

0:53:590:54:01

the box office thanks

to the popularity of

0:54:010:54:03

the film's soundtrack.

0:54:030:54:05

Now, its dedicated fans

will have an excuse for a repeat

0:54:050:54:07

viewing with the release

of a singalong version.

0:54:070:54:09

Fiona Lamdin reports.

0:54:090:54:14

The Greatest Showman claims to have

the world singing. Now, after seven

0:54:140:54:20

weeks in the cinemas, this is the

first time the audience can

0:54:200:54:24

officially join in.

I love the music, I love the, sort

0:54:240:54:30

of, I love the story, I love how

it's such a spectacle, all the

0:54:300:54:35

colours and costumes. It's

brilliant.

With gone, like, four

0:54:350:54:38

times.

We were doing it on the train

on the way here, we had our

0:54:380:54:43

headphones on the way here listening

to it.

Give me a little go here now.

0:54:430:54:47

She well, I won't.

This is the

greatest show!

Inside there's even a

0:54:470:54:55

bearded lady to get the vocal cords

warmed up. It's a familiar formula.

0:54:550:55:03

The lyrics pop up on screen so

there's really no excuse not to join

0:55:030:55:08

in.

0:55:080:55:12

in. Since its release the film has

delivered seven straight weeks at

0:55:130:55:18

the box office, and the soundtrack

has been number one in the album

0:55:180:55:23

charts for the last six weeks. But

despite these impressive figures,

0:55:230:55:28

when it was released, critics

weren't convinced.

Let's make no

0:55:280:55:33

mistake, this is not a good film. I

mean, there is a good film to be

0:55:330:55:38

made about PT Barnum, this is not

it. It is just a bunch of syrupy

0:55:380:55:42

ballad is. It's like drowning in a

vat of Disney light. Saying that, if

0:55:420:55:49

you should be forced to go and see

this film again against your will,

0:55:490:55:54

think the singalong version is the

most horrible because there's a lot

0:55:540:55:57

of energy in the room and you can't

help but to tap occasionally.

Which

0:55:570:56:01

we managed to catch on camera.

0:56:010:56:07

we managed to catch on camera.

This

time you could just clap, scream and

0:56:100:56:13

no one mattered. It was good, wasn't

it?

Yeah.

I'm shaking, I had

0:56:130:56:19

goosebumps and I feel like I was

watching the actors actually

0:56:190:56:22

performing it in front of us, which

was really exciting, so I loved it.

0:56:220:56:28

Love it or hate it, there can be

little doubt this is an experience

0:56:280:56:32

that seems to have left this

audience feeling on top of the

0:56:320:56:36

world.

Fiona Lamdin, BBC News.

0:56:360:56:38

You can't help yourself! There's

nothing like a good singalong, is

0:56:420:56:45

there?

Have you ever been to one?

I

haven't but I'm going to.

I have

0:56:450:56:51

done The Sound of Music.

It is

proved, who cares what the critics

0:56:510:56:56

say, just enjoy it! -- proof.

0:56:561:00:17

Now, though, it's back

to Dan and Louise.

1:00:171:00:19

Bye for now.

1:00:191:00:20

Hello - this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise

1:00:241:00:27

Minchin.

1:00:271:00:27

Theresa May admits young people

in England face "one

1:00:271:00:30

of the most expensive systems

of university tuition in the world".

1:00:301:00:33

The Prime Minister

launches a major review

1:00:331:00:35

into the cost of

going to university.

1:00:351:00:37

Also this morning:

1:00:521:00:55

Oxfam reveals that 3 of the men

accused of sexual misconduct

1:00:551:00:58

in Haiti physically threatened

witnesses during a 2011

1:00:581:01:01

investigation.

1:01:011:01:03

A sea of black at the Baftas,

as stars line up to show solidarity

1:01:031:01:07

against sexism and harassment

in the film industry.

1:01:071:01:11

I have a little trouble

with compliance.

1:01:111:01:13

LAUGHTER.

1:01:131:01:17

But I want you to know

that I stand in full

1:01:171:01:20

solidarity with my sisters

tonight in black.

1:01:201:01:23

Employers are "in the dark ages"

when it comes to attitudes

1:01:231:01:26

towards women who have

or want children -

1:01:261:01:28

that's according to new research.

1:01:281:01:29

I'll be looking at why.

1:01:291:01:35

Good morning. She was told she would

never skate again but rape but Great

1:01:351:01:42

Britain's Penny Cooms has been back

on the ice with Nick Buckland. That

1:01:421:01:48

would have a great performance with

the ice dancing. I will be back with

1:01:481:01:53

a full round-up from PyeongChang at

730.

1:01:531:01:56

And Matt has the weather. No ice to

be found in the UK, a frost free

1:01:561:02:02

start to Monday but it does come at

a price. Plenty of outbreaks of

1:02:021:02:06

rain, especially in the east.

1:02:061:02:09

First our main story.

1:02:091:02:10

The Prime Minister will admit today

that students and their families

1:02:101:02:13

have "serious concerns"

about the cost of university.

1:02:131:02:16

Theresa May will launch

an independent review into higher

1:02:161:02:17

education finance in England,

saying many courses are not judged

1:02:171:02:20

to give value for money.

1:02:201:02:22

Universities are free

to charge up to just over

1:02:221:02:26

£9,000 a year,

depending on the course,

1:02:261:02:28

however only a handful charge

less than the maximum.

1:02:281:02:30

Graduates in England

now leave university

1:02:301:02:36

with average debts

of more than £50,000.

1:02:361:02:38

That's because interest

rates on student

1:02:381:02:42

loans now stand at 6.1%.

1:02:421:02:44

Our political correspondent

Ben Wright is in Westminster.

1:02:441:02:46

Ben, what has the reaction been

in Westminster to this review?

1:02:461:02:54

It's something that successive

governments have struggled to find a

1:02:571:02:59

balance with, this issue?

Finding

the balance between what the stage

1:02:591:03:04

be paying on what students should be

paying. A real dilemma that

1:03:041:03:10

governments have grappled with. This

has become hot politics, I think,

1:03:101:03:15

since Labour announced they would

scrap tuition fees and that helped

1:03:151:03:22

win the young voters and students

and is Theresa May says, it's an

1:03:221:03:25

issue causing real concern to

parents and grandparents as well.

1:03:251:03:30

Theresa May will say the current

system has produced a competitive

1:03:301:03:36

market.

1:03:361:03:42

market. Andrew Adonis was on

Breakfast earlier on and he

1:03:421:03:46

explained why he thinks the current

system has become a cash cow to the

1:03:461:03:50

Treasury and needs to change.

The

Labour Party has moved against any

1:03:501:03:54

fees at all which is inevitable in

the way politics works so don't know

1:03:541:03:59

if it will be sustainable to have a

much more modest fee which is what I

1:03:591:04:03

would like to see, being a

rationalist, when it comes to public

1:04:031:04:08

policy, a new cross-party consensus

on bringing fees backed down to

1:04:081:04:12

£3000, getting rid of the 6%

interest rate and agreeing we will

1:04:121:04:16

stick with that system.

It could be

the government decides to some

1:04:161:04:20

courses at some universities. There

is also pressure from within the

1:04:201:04:24

Tory party to bring back maintenance

grants. Politically, I think the

1:04:241:04:29

difficulty for the government is

trying to come up with a solution

1:04:291:04:33

that addresses the concerns of

people and doesn't look like a pale

1:04:331:04:37

imitation of what Labour are

proposing.

1:04:371:04:38

We will be speaking to

the Education Secretary Damian Hinds

1:04:381:04:43

just before 8:00.

1:04:431:04:44

Oxfam has revealed that charity

workers physically threatened

1:04:441:04:46

witnesses during an investigation

into sexual misconduct

1:04:461:04:48

in Haiti in 2011.

1:04:481:04:53

The report inlcudes

accusations of bullying,

1:04:531:04:54

intimidation of staff

and use of prostitutes,

1:04:541:04:56

as well as suggesting that Oxfam

bosses ignored a recommendation that

1:04:561:04:59

better ways should be found

to inform other charities

1:04:591:05:02

about problem staff.

1:05:021:05:03

Our diplomatic correspondent

James Lansdale reports.

1:05:031:05:09

In the wake of the earthquake

in Haiti in 2010, seven of the Oxfam

1:05:091:05:13

staff sent there to help

left because as a result

1:05:131:05:16

of their unacceptable behaviour.

1:05:161:05:17

An internal report published today

shows one was dismissed and three

1:05:171:05:20

resigned for using prostitutes

on Oxfam premises.

1:05:201:05:22

Two more were dismissed

for bullying and intimidation,

1:05:221:05:24

one of whom also

downloaded pornography.

1:05:241:05:26

And another man was sacked

for failing to protect staff.

1:05:261:05:34

The report says three suspects

physically threatened witnesses

1:05:391:05:41

during the investigation.

1:05:411:05:43

The 11-page document makes various

recommendations including finding

1:05:431:05:46

better mechanisms for informing

other aid agencies about

1:05:461:05:48

so-called problem staff.

1:05:481:05:51

This is something Oxfam

appears to have ignored

1:05:511:05:53

as Roland Van Hauwermeiren,

the charity's directory in Haiti,

1:05:531:06:01

went to work for another aid

organisation in Bangladesh,

1:06:111:06:13

even though the charity says

he resigned for using prostitutes.

1:06:131:06:16

Parts of the reports are blacked out

to hide people's identities

1:06:161:06:19

but Oxfam says it has given

an unredacted copy to Haitian

1:06:191:06:22

ministers whom senior

members from the charity

1:06:221:06:24

will meet later today.

1:06:241:06:25

James Landale, BBC News.

1:06:251:06:26

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing

Missouri, a film about a mother

1:06:261:06:29

seeking justice for her daughter's

murder, was the big winner

1:06:291:06:32

at the Bafta awards last night.

1:06:321:06:33

It won five prizes including

best film and best

1:06:331:06:36

actress for Frances McDormand.

1:06:361:06:37

The theme of justice and equality

for women dominated the event,

1:06:371:06:40

with most guests wearing black

to show solidarity with campaigns

1:06:401:06:45

against abuse and harassment,

although McDormand admitted

1:06:451:06:47

that she chose to

break the dress code.

1:06:471:06:49

I have a little trouble

with compliance.

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LAUGHTER.

1:06:511:06:58

But I want you to know

that I stand in full

1:06:581:07:01

solidarity with my sisters

tonight in black.

1:07:011:07:09

We should also mention that Gary

Oldman won Best Actor for Darkest

1:07:111:07:17

Hour and best make up making him to

look Winston Churchill.

He said he

1:07:171:07:21

was in the chair for four hours.

That is dedication.

1:07:211:07:26

Employers are "in the dark ages"

when it comes to attitudes

1:07:261:07:29

to pregnant workers and those

planning to have children according

1:07:291:07:32

to the Equality and

Human Rights Commission.

1:07:321:07:34

They've released new research today,

looking into pregnancy

1:07:341:07:36

and maternity discrimination

in the workplace.

1:07:361:07:38

Steph joins us now with the results.

1:07:381:07:42

This is a survey of over 1000

employers, too it is pretty senior

1:07:421:07:48

people in private sector

organisations. They have asked them

1:07:481:07:52

about how they feel whether they

want to have children in the future

1:07:521:07:59

and what they can and can't ask them

in job interviews and what they are

1:07:591:08:03

like when they had children and came

back to work some of the key

1:08:031:08:07

statistics is that more than half of

employers say that women should stay

1:08:071:08:12

in the interview whether they are

pregnant or not. At the moment, it

1:08:121:08:16

is fine for an employer to ask

somebody in an interview about

1:08:161:08:19

pregnant but if they discriminate

against them because they are

1:08:191:08:24

pregnant, they can take them to an

employment tribunal. Say a pregnant

1:08:241:08:28

lady mentions or gets ask and says,

I'm pregnant and afterwards, she

1:08:281:08:33

doesn't get the job, and she can

probably do that. Don't ask, don't

1:08:331:08:42

go near discrimination. But when you

look at why they have a problem with

1:08:421:08:46

women having babies or being

pregnant, it's because of the

1:08:461:08:49

attitude of the women when they are

in work afterwards so according to

1:08:491:08:53

the survey, they said about 44% of

women who have had more than one

1:08:531:08:57

pregnancy is -- more than one

pregnancy are a burden on the

1:08:571:09:01

company and some said that mothers

were less engaged. I am sure there

1:09:011:09:05

will be lots of women out there who

are raging hearing this, working

1:09:051:09:10

mums who say they are not a burden

at all. This is why the Equality and

1:09:101:09:17

Human Rights Commission have looked

into this because they say it is

1:09:171:09:20

completely wrong to discriminate

against women who have or want to

1:09:201:09:25

have children. We will be talking to

them later about how this fits them.

1:09:251:09:29

How can these employers have these

attitudes and not discriminate? We

1:09:291:09:34

will be talking to a well working

--a working mum as well.

Anybody who

1:09:341:09:39

wants to get in touch as well, you

can tweet us or email us.

1:09:391:09:49

can tweet us or email us. Have a

look at these pictures of an

1:09:491:09:51

attempted ram raid on a street in

Leeds. Men wearing balaclavas. This

1:09:511:09:57

was a botched attempt to

unsuccessfully smash the shop's

1:09:571:10:00

windows and they speeded up

empty-handed. Westport -- West

1:10:001:10:06

Yorkshire police said responded to a

number of ram raids in recent weeks.

1:10:061:10:11

Driving back and forth into the

Windows before speeding off down the

1:10:111:10:15

road.

1:10:151:10:16

Breaking diplomatic sock news!

1:10:161:10:19

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin

Trudeau's on an official

1:10:191:10:22

visit to India, but it's his socks

that have caught the attention

1:10:221:10:25

of the media.

1:10:251:10:28

He chose to wear these

Star Wars-themed novelty pair

1:10:281:10:31

on a visit to the Taj Mahal.

1:10:311:10:33

It's not the first time

the Canadian Prime Minister's

1:10:331:10:35

worn novelty socks.

1:10:351:10:36

These have the Chewbacca

design on them.

1:10:361:10:40

He wore these to the

Global Business Forum.

1:10:401:10:47

And these are some very fetching

duck themed ones that he wore to

1:10:481:10:53

Davos.

I have got to think about --

I've got a thing about cool socks. I

1:10:531:10:59

was once turned down because of my

socks. I wore red Sox to my PGCE

1:10:591:11:05

interview and I was told I was not

serious enough. I think socks are

1:11:051:11:09

very important.

Is he pushing the

edges?

If I had worn a normal pair

1:11:091:11:14

of socks, I probably wouldn't be

here.

That would be a terrible

1:11:141:11:20

shame.

Thank goodness for the red

pair of socks.

1:11:201:11:24

It was more about the black dresses

than the red carpet at last night's

1:11:241:11:28

Bafta Film Awards.

1:11:281:11:29

Nearly all of the guests

at the ceremony in London wore black

1:11:291:11:32

to show their support

for campaigns to stamp out sexism

1:11:321:11:35

and discrimination in the movie

industry and beyond.

1:11:351:11:37

In a moment we'll speak to two

campaigners about what,

1:11:371:11:40

if any, difference this

activism will make.

1:11:401:11:42

First, let's hear what some

of the stars had to say.

1:11:421:11:50

A century ago, the suffragettes laid

the groundwork for the kind of

1:11:521:11:56

dogged resistance and powerful

protest that is carried forward

1:11:561:12:00

today with the Time's Up movement

and with it, the determination to

1:12:001:12:04

eradicate the inequality and abuse

of women the world over.

We finished

1:12:041:12:09

this film about a year ago. It's the

story of a woman taking on the

1:12:091:12:15

establishment and the status quo. It

seems more timely now than we ever

1:12:151:12:19

could have imagined them.

Lily and I

would just like to thank you all for

1:12:191:12:23

standing up the justice and equality

tonight.

Yes, and now... And now

1:12:231:12:28

back to business.

As Martin said, I

have a little trouble with

1:12:281:12:33

compliance.

1:12:331:12:39

compliance. But I want you to know

that I stand in full solidarity with

1:12:391:12:42

my sisters tonight in black.

1:12:421:12:49

my sisters tonight in black.

That's

a little bit of talk about what was

1:12:501:12:52

going on at the BAFTA awards.

1:12:521:12:54

Some of the clebrities invited

equality campaigners as their guests

1:12:541:12:57

last night, and we're

joined now by two of them.

1:12:571:12:59

Laura Bates founded

the Everyday Sexism project

1:12:591:13:01

and Marai Larasi works

to tackle violence

1:13:011:13:03

against women and girls from black

and ethnic minority backgrounds.

1:13:031:13:06

They join us now from London.

1:13:061:13:08

Thank you both so much for joining

us. First EU, Marai. We said you

1:13:081:13:15

would be a guest at the BAFTA

awards, what would you have said?

I

1:13:151:13:19

would have thought you lost your

mind. It wasn't on my list of things

1:13:191:13:23

that I would be doing for 2018 but

it's been absolutely amazing in

1:13:231:13:27

terms of amplifying the issue for

us. Violence against women and

1:13:271:13:31

girls. And justice more broadly.

Amazing.

Laura, would you think this

1:13:311:13:38

would happen to you?

I think I

probably would been terrified and I

1:13:381:13:44

was but the person is so kindly took

me, the first time I was a on a red

1:13:441:13:50

carpet, I almost fell backwards

because it was so overwhelming. In a

1:13:501:13:55

way, that was what this is about.

Women standing in solidarity with

1:13:551:13:58

women in all different jobs in all

walks of life saying we will see

1:13:581:14:03

you, we will lift each other up and

not stand for abuse.

Laura, he

1:14:031:14:14

founded the Everyday Sexism project.

Has there been a change recently in

1:14:141:14:19

attitudes?

There has been a very

marked and important change in the

1:14:191:14:24

conversation because we've seen so

many courageous survivor speaking

1:14:241:14:27

out about their experiences. What we

need to seize the rest of the world

1:14:271:14:32

is stepping up, saving you have

named the problem and shown us what

1:14:321:14:35

it is. We need to fix it. That picks

needs to be systemic and structural.

1:14:351:14:40

It needs to be organisations,

government not just saying to women

1:14:401:14:44

who have spoken out about the

problem, what are you going to do

1:14:441:14:48

differently? This is not up to women

to fix.

And Marai, he went to the

1:14:481:14:53

Golden Globes with Emma Watson. What

would make a difference from your

1:14:531:14:57

point of view? Let's talk about film

and TV.

1:14:571:15:03

There's a whole set of things to

think about, one, who is working in

1:15:031:15:07

the industry where people are

placed? What this means in terms of

1:15:071:15:13

representation. The kind of content

were producing as well, I think

1:15:131:15:16

there's something about thinking

about what we're putting out there,

1:15:161:15:20

the issue is happening behind the

scenes. We've seen the industry here

1:15:201:15:26

look at improving standards, and

that's absolutely welcome, but we

1:15:261:15:30

need to make sure there is

accountability built in so that it's

1:15:301:15:33

not just something that doesn't have

teeth. We really need teeth around

1:15:331:15:36

this. Media has such huge influence

over what we do, so again to

1:15:361:15:43

reiterate, let's think about who's

doing what in our industry and also

1:15:431:15:47

kind of the content we're producing.

Can we have diverse women on our

1:15:471:15:53

screens and not always have black

women in particular roles? Let's

1:15:531:15:59

think about how all women are

presented. Let's think about those

1:15:591:16:04

changes because that will make a

difference.

What about people who

1:16:041:16:07

might think for example this is all

where very well, I will ask you

1:16:071:16:13

both, Hollywood getting involved,

but how real is that and how much is

1:16:131:16:19

this joining in something that's

become a movement. What do you

1:16:191:16:23

think, Laura?

We know the problem is

enormous and it affects women in all

1:16:231:16:27

industries, we know almost half of

all women experience sexual

1:16:271:16:31

harassment in the workplace and two

thirds of young women. We know it's

1:16:311:16:36

worse when that is compounded by

racism, racism, discrimination on

1:16:361:16:41

the grounds of gender identity and

disability. Everyone has a role to

1:16:411:16:46

play across those boundaries. Of

course it's important for women in

1:16:461:16:51

entertainment to speak out because

they put a spotlight on an issue and

1:16:511:16:55

for every one of those stories we've

heard there might be 1000 other

1:16:551:16:58

women whose stories we're not

hearing. And woman on a zero hours

1:16:581:17:04

contract who's in precarious

employment and it's hard for her to

1:17:041:17:07

use her voice for risk of losing her

job at. We need those women to use

1:17:071:17:11

their platform to draw attention to

the wider issue.

I would say a

1:17:111:17:18

similar thing but we're not saying

the lives of women in entertainment

1:17:181:17:23

are more important, we asked a in

Bow have this platform that allows

1:17:231:17:26

for amplification that we haven't

had before. -- we are sailing women

1:17:261:17:37

in entertainment. -- we are saying.

What you have is this amazing

1:17:371:17:44

solidarity across completely

different sectors. That means

1:17:441:17:49

something in terms of shifting the

conversation.

Does it matter what

1:17:491:17:52

the Duchess of Cambridge was wearing

to either of you?

Not really. People

1:17:521:17:59

show their solidarity in different

ways. I'd like to think the Duchess

1:17:591:18:03

of Cambridge takes these issues

seriously, I'd like to think so.

1:18:031:18:07

Absolutely, last night this was

about a structural issue, it was a

1:18:071:18:11

collective voice, not about any

individual person.

Thanks both very

1:18:111:18:15

much. I can see you an chilly so

thank you for speaking to us on BBC

1:18:151:18:20

Breakfast. -- I can see you are

chilly.

1:18:201:18:26

We want to show you incredible

1:18:261:18:28

pictures, talking about great films,

Blackpool is known for its

1:18:281:18:31

illuminations but this is a mum

oration of starlings which many

1:18:311:18:35

people have been visiting Blackpool

to see over the weekend.

They are

1:18:351:18:39

looking like a giant wave rising

from the water. They gathered

1:18:391:18:48

together to keep warm and safe. Is

also thought they came together to

1:18:481:18:53

exchange information about feeding

sites.

Ignorant question, how do

1:18:531:18:58

they do that?

Follow me! They are

absolutely fantastic. Over bridges

1:18:581:19:06

as well they do that, Demare

narration is, beautiful.

We always

1:19:061:19:10

speak to Chris Packham about Spring

watch and Autumn watch and he always

1:19:101:19:14

says how beautiful it is to watch a

mum oration of starlings. -- mum

1:19:141:19:21

oration.

1:19:211:19:23

They

1:19:231:19:23

Here's Matt with a look

at this morning's

1:19:271:19:29

incredible weather.

1:19:291:19:30

good morning. Potential

1:19:301:19:32

good morning. Potential for cold

weather to come our way towards the

1:19:321:19:34

end of the week and into next week.

This morning and across the UK it is

1:19:341:19:40

a frost free start but as you can

see by the skies behind me, it comes

1:19:401:19:45

at a price, a great start to Monday

morning. Let's look at the forecast

1:19:451:19:50

for today. Not only is it lousy,

cloudy and dry, mild, rain and

1:19:501:19:55

drizzle around, especially in

eastern areas. The King at the

1:19:551:20:00

satellite, the cloud has come from

the north-west but in amongst it is

1:20:001:20:04

the mild air -- looking at. Rain and

drizzle in many northern and eastern

1:20:041:20:09

areas. Anywhere except for Northern

Ireland, Wales and the south-west to

1:20:091:20:14

begin with. The rain will come and

go in Scotland, the odd heavy burst,

1:20:141:20:20

and damp weather in northern

England, pushing to the Midlands,

1:20:201:20:23

further rain and light drizzle in

East Anglia and the south-east,

1:20:231:20:26

including the Channel Islands but it

means the temperatures are clear of

1:20:261:20:30

a frost this morning, some already

in the high single figures and they

1:20:301:20:34

will go further, especially in the

west, where we will see breaks in

1:20:341:20:37

the cloud today, south-west England,

west Wales, south-west Northern

1:20:371:20:41

Ireland. The west of Northern

Ireland and later into Scotland we

1:20:411:20:46

will see rain for the end of the

afternoon and into the evening.

1:20:461:20:50

Eastern parts of Scotland, Eastern

counties of England will stay gloomy

1:20:501:20:53

and damp all day long. To go with

that we've got a lot of mist and

1:20:531:20:58

hill fog around as well, your

morning commute and later today

1:20:581:21:01

could be a bit on the gloomy and

murky side. Temperatures today still

1:21:011:21:05

holding up nicely, even with the

cloud around, many places in double

1:21:051:21:09

figures, high single figures towards

the easternmost counties admittedly

1:21:091:21:12

but 30 possible if you see any

sunshine -- 13. Rain for a time

1:21:121:21:18

tonight, Northern Ireland and

Scotland, clearer skies following.

1:21:181:21:20

Heavy bursts in eastern Scotland and

eastern England staying down

1:21:201:21:24

throughout. Here temperatures will

hold up, a colder night to the west

1:21:241:21:28

compared to last night, some parts

of Scotland and Northern Ireland

1:21:281:21:31

tomorrow morning could start with a

touch of frost. A bit more sunshine

1:21:311:21:36

tomorrow, many northern and western

areas having a vastly brighter day

1:21:361:21:39

with a good deal more sunshine

around. Staying cloudy and some pot

1:21:391:21:43

of eastern England, especially

Lincolnshire, East Anglia and the

1:21:431:21:46

south-east, rain and drizzle

possible here but temperatures

1:21:461:21:49

holding up and for many of you a

fairly mild David Ash parts of.

1:21:491:21:53

Tuesday night into Wednesday, the

cloud we have in eastern parts of

1:21:531:21:57

England will slide its wake on a

developing breeze of the south-west

1:21:571:22:02

and southern Wales -- parts of.

Further north it could be a frosty

1:22:021:22:05

start to Wednesday but a lovely

start for the northern half of the

1:22:051:22:10

country on Wednesday -- its wake.

Southern counties of England, south

1:22:101:22:13

Wales and staying a bit on the

cloudy side. Some brightness is

1:22:131:22:17

possible at times -- its way. The

cloud thicken for a passing light

1:22:171:22:21

shower. Breezy on Wednesday in the

south, that will add to a slightly

1:22:211:22:26

cooler feel for many -- big enough.

Towards the of the week, as easterly

1:22:261:22:30

winds develop further, especially

for the south, we could see

1:22:301:22:34

temperatures drop and those could

drop further into the weekend and

1:22:341:22:39

beyond -- sick

1:22:391:22:39

drop further into the weekend and

beyond -- sick enough. Back to Dan

1:22:391:22:41

and Luis Neto. -- back to Dan and

Louise. That thick enough. -- sick

1:22:411:22:49

enough.

1:22:491:22:51

-- thick enough.

1:22:511:22:54

Diagnosing autism in children has

always been a challenging process

1:22:541:22:57

but scientists say they have now

developed a blood and urine test

1:22:571:23:00

that can accurately

detect the disorder.

1:23:001:23:02

Researchers at the University

of Warwick claim it could lead

1:23:021:23:04

to earlier diagnosis but experts

have expressed caution,

1:23:041:23:06

saying such a test is still a long

way from being reliable.

1:23:061:23:10

Joining us now in the studio

is Naila Rabanni who conducted

1:23:101:23:14

the research and James Cusack

from the autism charity Autistica.

1:23:141:23:15

Thank you very much for joining us.

You conducted this research, what

1:23:151:23:19

did you do and what did you find?

We

wanted to look at the disease which

1:23:191:23:23

has a high impact in parents and

children and find some sort of

1:23:231:23:28

biomarker that could diagnose early

and conclusively that no child who

1:23:281:23:32

doesn't have autism is wrongly

diagnosed. That was the idea. We

1:23:321:23:38

looked at the protein damage in

plasma and then using machine

1:23:381:23:42

learning to find the combination of

markers seen in autistic children to

1:23:421:23:49

develop a test that could give you a

high, accurate diagnosis of autistic

1:23:491:23:56

children.

James, how difficult has

diagnosis of autism being?

Families

1:23:561:24:01

have to wait a long time for

diagnosis, so we know in the last

1:24:011:24:05

ten years the average waiting time

for diagnosis hasn't changed.

1:24:051:24:09

Families are very keen to get a

diagnosis as soon as is the.

It was

1:24:091:24:15

a small amount of people you tested,

wasn't it? -- as soon as possible.

1:24:151:24:20

Did you find there was a marker? As

far as you could see?

This is a

1:24:201:24:26

typical medium-sized study, clinical

study when you look at by markers to

1:24:261:24:33

diagnose this. We really needed to

get a significant change, about 18

1:24:331:24:43

patients and 18 healthy children --

biomarker is. We used about 38. It

1:24:431:24:47

is a good-sized. I wouldn't call it

a small -- biomarker is. We had good

1:24:471:24:54

results. The powerful technique...

Reason for this is look at the

1:24:541:24:59

fingerprints of the processes of

autism and it identifies which

1:24:591:25:08

pathway is involved in the process

of developing autism. These markers

1:25:081:25:15

are linked to the disease process.

Finding that and then combining it

1:25:151:25:20

with artificial intelligence, we

were able to narrow it down from

1:25:201:25:25

about 30 markers to about four

markers with accuracy of 88%, which

1:25:251:25:33

is way better than any current test

available.

Can I put this to you

1:25:331:25:39

from the Royal College of

paediatrics and Child health, this

1:25:391:25:43

is far away from a test and if

applied to a large population this

1:25:431:25:48

will cause false positives, meaning

there is worry to children and

1:25:481:25:52

families.

With the likelihood ratio

of having false positive... It is

1:25:521:25:57

new, 0.1. -- it is 0.1. It gives you

conclusive evidence of absence of

1:25:571:26:05

disease in a healthy child. This is

not the first test I have developed,

1:26:051:26:10

I have developed heads for

osteoarthritis where we can bring G8

1:26:101:26:18

with prices Dimity and specificity

-- tests. I don't think it's a long

1:26:181:26:22

way off

1:26:221:26:27

way off -- differentiate with

specificity.

Families want to have

1:26:281:26:38

their diagnosis as soon as per the.

That is key. -- as soon as possible.

1:26:381:26:47

We need tests that are accurate. One

of the issues with this research

1:26:471:26:54

with this diagnostic is it compares

autism with people who don't have

1:26:541:26:58

autism and a clinician's job is to

go beyond deciding weather someone

1:26:581:27:03

has autism, but weather they have

autism, ADHD or whatever. Accurate

1:27:031:27:09

diagnosis is key to ensuring someone

gets the best treatment and support

1:27:091:27:13

they can -- weather.

I agree with

James. That's the beauty of this

1:27:131:27:18

test. The likelihood ratio, as I

mentioned, is 0.1, that conclusively

1:27:181:27:23

tells you...

That is compared to the

population. It is in a merry small

1:27:231:27:30

sample size for autism. You can't

really compare autism to arthritis

1:27:301:27:34

-- and varied. Autism is a more

complex, varied condition. -- very

1:27:341:27:43

small.

That is correct, I agree.

There have been hundreds of studies

1:27:431:27:49

that have got to this stage before.

It looks promising and you see a

1:27:491:27:55

great difference between autism and

people who are just in the general

1:27:551:27:58

population.

Can I briefly say again,

previously all these studies have

1:27:581:28:03

done looking at the normal protein.

We are looking at the damaged

1:28:031:28:07

protein involved in the disease

process and these are the markers

1:28:071:28:10

actually in each disease and each

different type of these neurological

1:28:101:28:16

disorders. I agree with you, we need

to do further validation in a large

1:28:161:28:21

cohort and in other neurological

disorders, disorders, and that's on

1:28:211:28:27

the cards, that's what we're going

to do.

Let us know what you think

1:28:271:28:31

about that on Breakfast this

morning. You can find us on social

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Plenty more on our website

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Now, though, it's back

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Bye for now.

1:32:001:32:01

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

1:32:051:32:09

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

1:32:091:32:13

The Prime Minister will admit today

that students and their families

1:32:131:32:16

have "serious concerns"

about the cost of university.

1:32:161:32:19

Theresa May is set to launch

a year-long independent

1:32:191:32:21

review into higher education finance

in England, saying many courses

1:32:211:32:24

are not judged to give

value for money.

1:32:241:32:26

The review will consider

changing the level of fees,

1:32:261:32:29

cutting loan interest rates and

reintroducing maintenance grants.

1:32:291:32:37

Oxfam has revealed that charity

workers physically threatened

1:32:371:32:40

witnesses during an investigation

into sexual misconduct

1:32:401:32:42

in Haiti in 2011.

1:32:421:32:44

The report inlcudes

accusations of bullying,

1:32:441:32:46

intimidation of staff

and use of prostitutes,

1:32:461:32:48

Ours is

1:32:481:32:48

as well as suggesting that Oxfam

bosses ignored a recommendation that

1:32:481:32:51

better ways should be found

to inform other charities

1:32:511:32:54

about problem staff.

1:32:541:32:58

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing

Missouri, a film about a mother

1:32:581:33:01

seeking justice for her daughter's

murder, was the big winner

1:33:011:33:04

at the Bafta awards last night.

1:33:041:33:08

The theme of justice and equality

for women dominated the event,

1:33:081:33:11

with most guests wearing black

to show solidarity with campaigns

1:33:111:33:14

against abuse and harassment,

although McDormand admitted

1:33:141:33:22

that she chose to

break the dress code.

1:33:231:33:29

she won Best Actress and Gary

Altmann won for his betrayal of

1:33:301:33:33

Winston Churchill.

1:33:331:33:35

Six in 10 employers believe that

a woman should have to disclose

1:33:351:33:39

whether she is pregnant

during the recruitment process,

1:33:391:33:41

according to a new report

by the Equality and Human Rights

1:33:411:33:44

Commission.

1:33:441:33:46

(The survey of a thousand

businesses found widespread

1:33:461:33:48

pregnancy and maternity

discrimination, including more

1:33:481:33:49

than 40 per cent of employers

believing that women who have had

1:33:491:33:53

more than one pregnancy

while in the same job are a burden

1:33:531:33:56

on their team.

1:33:561:33:57

More than £2 billion worth

of old-style £10 notes

1:33:571:33:59

are still in circulation -

with less then a fortnight to go

1:33:591:34:02

until UK shops stop accepting them.

1:34:021:34:04

Bank of England officials

say the withdrawal

1:34:041:34:06

of the old currency is progressing

at about the rate they expected.

1:34:061:34:09

The paper notes, with Charles Darwin

on the back, will stop being legal

1:34:091:34:13

tender on the 1st of March.

1:34:131:34:16

I need to change my emergency

tenner. You definitely need to

1:34:251:34:29

change it, it could be too late.

1:34:291:34:35

The beautiful game turned ugly

last night in Brazil.

1:34:361:34:38

But this match between Vitoria

and Bahia had to be broken

1:34:381:34:41

up after a brawl broke out.

1:34:411:34:43

It started with a provocative dance

in front of the home crowd by one

1:34:431:34:49

of the players from Bahia.

1:34:491:34:50

It ended with a total

of ten red cards.

1:34:501:34:53

Nobody is mixing it around.

1:34:531:34:54

It means they were to players

on the pitch to finish the match

1:34:541:34:57

so it had to be abandoned.

1:34:571:34:59

Goodness me.

1:34:591:35:07

It started when one of the players

did a dance. Annette escalated. Out

1:35:161:35:21

of control from that point.

Coming

up, Matt will have the weather. It's

1:35:211:35:30

been a brilliant weekend, so much to

cheer. Lizzie Yarnold, it just did

1:35:301:35:38

it to me.

1:35:381:35:44

it to me. Sport, music and

achievement. It does it for me.

1:35:461:35:54

achievement. It does it for me. It

was a fantastic weekend, wasn't it?

1:35:541:35:59

An utterly brilliant weekend.

1:35:591:36:06

For Dan Walker, ice dancing is the

place to be. What a great story from

1:36:071:36:14

Team GB.

1:36:141:36:17

It's been a great performance

from the British ice dancing pair

1:36:171:36:20

of Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland

as they qualified for the next

1:36:201:36:23

round of the ice

dancing competition.

1:36:231:36:25

All the more impressive

when you consider that just 20

1:36:251:36:27

months ago, Coomes was told

she may never skate again

1:36:271:36:30

after shattering her kneecap into 8

pieces in an accident.

1:36:301:36:33

A road of recovery fought penny to

get to this place. And here they are

1:36:331:36:37

today, back on Olympic ice. A great

performance from them as well.

1:36:371:36:44

They performed brilliantly

1:36:441:36:45

in the short dance section

of the competition, qualifying

1:36:451:36:47

in 10th place ahead of tomorrow

free dance section.

1:36:471:36:50

They will be looking to push up that

leaderboard to get closer to the

1:36:501:36:54

medals. They are looking for a

really, really good performance

1:36:541:36:57

tomorrow.

1:36:571:36:58

It was a good morning too

1:36:581:37:00

for Rowan Cheshire in the freestyle

skiing halfpipe event.

1:37:001:37:02

Her performance was good

enough to see her qualify

1:37:021:37:05

for the next round.

1:37:051:37:06

Unfortunately the other Brit in that

competition Molly Summerhayes didn't

1:37:061:37:09

make it through.

1:37:091:37:10

There was huge disappointment too

1:37:101:37:11

for Aimee Fuller in

the snowboarding big air event.

1:37:111:37:17

This is making it's debut at this

years games but Fuller fell

1:37:171:37:20

on both her attempts,

including a big crash

1:37:201:37:23

in in her second jump

so her Olympics is over.

1:37:231:37:31

That, I'm afraid, caused some quite

serious injuries.

1:37:381:37:45

serious injuries. As you can see,

looking very sore.

1:37:461:37:58

looking very sore. I am here.

1:38:051:38:10

Rhona Howie, though so many of us

will always know her

1:38:101:38:13

as Rhona Martin, who won gold

as skip of the curling team

1:38:131:38:16

at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002

is with us this morning.

1:38:161:38:20

It's reaching the business end of

Great Britain's men taking on

1:38:201:38:23

Denmark in the round-robin matches.

This go to live of it. After nine

1:38:231:38:30

ends, it is 6-5 to Denmark. You've

been watching this all morning,

1:38:301:38:34

haven't you? I have, it's been a

long morning. You need to win, so

1:38:341:38:45

it's absolutely in their hands to

do.

Great to have some live

1:38:451:38:49

commentary from you.

This weekend,

full of controversy with the line

1:38:491:38:55

the women's team. What have you made

of it all? The red light was on the

1:38:551:39:00

stove. I do think she believes she

touched it. What's your opinion?

The

1:39:001:39:09

centres on the stones are very

sensitive. The green lights flash.

1:39:091:39:18

If they flash at that time, you

would get the stone fixed. And then

1:39:181:39:25

you have to release before the

hotline which you clearly do on the

1:39:251:39:31

VG but you are allowed to double

touch the handover. He has

1:39:311:39:35

unfortunately double touch.

1:39:351:39:41

unfortunately double touch. As Eve

says, it happened. Forget it.

Just

1:39:411:39:45

explain to us, it could be a tiny

touch. Or what would it have been?

1:39:451:39:54

Can we come back to the studio?

Explain to us.

1:39:541:40:03

Explain to us. She released the

stone. That's what you can see

1:40:031:40:06

clearly. The finger touch the back

of a handle is the cost of a cost

1:40:061:40:13

the hotline.

1:40:131:40:20

the hotline. She held her hand up

and said, it's never happened to her

1:40:201:40:24

before.

Both the men and the women

have lost quite a few of their

1:40:241:40:29

matches so far. Back in 2002, when

you went to win the gold medal, you

1:40:291:40:35

lost quite a few as well? We had

four losses in our round-robin. You

1:40:351:40:42

just made it through.

Oh, dear. Yes,

so we won five games but we just had

1:40:421:40:52

to win our last round-robin game. We

had to tie-break games. In Germany

1:40:521:40:59

and Sweden. Then a semi-final and a

final.

How do you keep calm in these

1:40:591:41:10

situations?

Much calmer playing than

watching. Just all the user

1:41:101:41:17

psychology. Focus and concentrate.

Absolutely, it makes a difference

1:41:171:41:23

when you are on the ice. The hours

of training you put in is second

1:41:231:41:28

nature. You just play the shot.

So

many people are talking about doping

1:41:281:41:36

in curling. A suspected doping case

with a Russian athlete who won

1:41:361:41:41

bronze last week. What advantage

would someone have in doping in

1:41:411:41:47

curling? I'm not asking you to

comment on that case. I know it's an

1:41:471:41:53

endurance sport. You put in 40- plus

hours already ahead of that.

I

1:41:531:42:00

really don't know what you could

take. Maybe selling to keep the

1:42:001:42:06

heart rate down. I have never heard

of anybody taking anything that

1:42:061:42:13

would help them to be a better

colour. You just need time on the

1:42:131:42:17

ice.

Good to hear that. The court

arbitration for sport is opening up

1:42:171:42:24

a case about this possible

violation. The athlete is now

1:42:241:42:27

waiting the result.

And I know the

world Federation were looking at

1:42:271:42:33

this seriously and they spent a lot

of money doing regular doping tests.

1:42:331:42:37

They were all clean.

You will be

part of coverage throughout the day?

1:42:371:42:43

Yes, I am.

Really lovely to see you.

1:42:431:42:51

The FA Cup is the competition where

shocks can happen.

1:42:521:43:04

League One Rochdale held

Premier League Tottenham Hotspur

1:43:041:43:06

to a 2-2 draw and have

bagged themselves

1:43:061:43:09

a replay at Wembley.

1:43:091:43:10

That thanks to this injury time

equaliser from Steve Davies.

1:43:101:43:12

Spurs did take the lead

through a Harry Kane penalty,

1:43:121:43:15

but the joy belonged to Rochdale

and their big day out at Wembley.

1:43:151:43:19

When you having gone 1-0

up in the first half,

1:43:191:43:21

we almost let the bomb, if you like.

1:43:211:43:24

We knew what was going to come

in the second half and I thought

1:43:241:43:27

the players, they responded superbly

and the Reds could have gone down

1:43:271:43:31

but they didn't after the penalty

and I feel as though we got

1:43:311:43:34

a deserved equaliser.

1:43:341:43:39

Now biting stuff on the curling.

10th and final end. There might be

1:43:391:43:44

an extra end, it goes to a

tie-break. It's exciting stuff.

You

1:43:441:43:52

can watch the highlights. We will

try and keep you up-to-date as well.

1:43:521:43:59

There is Matt. Good morning.

1:43:591:44:01

try and keep you up-to-date as well.

There is Matt. Good morning. Thank

1:44:011:44:01

you very much. A very mild start to

Monday morning. Frost free. It does

1:44:011:44:07

come at a price. You can see on the

ground behind me, glistening under

1:44:071:44:13

some fairly damp conditions. If we

take the forecast, cloudy and

1:44:131:44:17

marvelled that there will be rain

and drizzle around, especially

1:44:171:44:21

across the eastern half of the

country. Some western areas, parts

1:44:211:44:25

of the south-west, you start the day

drive. Outbreaks of rain and

1:44:251:44:30

drizzle, extensive hill fog as well

over the high ground. And the rain

1:44:301:44:36

and drizzle become a bit more

confined. Again, still the odd heavy

1:44:361:44:41

burst.

1:44:411:44:45

Temperatures into the teens,

13 in the south-west and in the East

1:44:541:44:57

where it is cloudy and damp.

1:44:571:45:00

Heavy bursts in eastern Scotland and

some parts of eastern England but

1:45:001:45:03

skies clear in the north

1:45:031:45:14

skies clear in the north and west.

Forecast for tomorrow morning in the

1:45:141:45:17

UK will be for a brighter day and

eastern areas sunny, lots of cloud

1:45:171:45:26

and East Anglia and the south-east

corner, this is where we will see

1:45:261:45:30

further rain and drizzle at times.

Still murky but in the West and the

1:45:301:45:34

North a dry, sunny day and with

sunshine out it will feel fairly

1:45:341:45:39

pleasant. More in half an hour.

1:45:391:45:45

Back to our main story on BBC

Breakfast, within the past 12

1:45:481:45:51

months...

1:45:511:45:54

The Conservative government's policy

1:45:541:45:55

on university tuition fees

has undergone something

1:45:551:45:57

of a transformation.

1:45:571:45:59

After backing an increase

in the level to more than £9,000

1:45:591:46:02

just over a year ago,

the Prime Minister said

1:46:021:46:05

in the autumn that she wanted

tuition fees frozen.

1:46:051:46:07

Today, she will launch

a review of the system

1:46:071:46:10

which will consider cutting

the amount students pay.

1:46:101:46:12

Education Secretary Damian Hinds

joins us from Westminster.

1:46:121:46:15

Thank you very much for coming on to

talk about this. For those viewers

1:46:151:46:19

who have been watching for the last

few hours, we spoke to Lord Adonis

1:46:191:46:23

about an hour ago, can you firstly

explain why this review is needed?

1:46:231:46:28

It will take at least a year for

proposals to be suggested, why

1:46:281:46:33

another review?

We have one of the

best university systems in the world

1:46:331:46:38

with some of the best individual

universities. We have more young

1:46:381:46:42

people going on to university than

ever before, but when the current

1:46:421:46:48

financing system came in in 2012 it

was widely anticipated there would

1:46:481:46:53

be more variety in the system, more

different prices for different

1:46:531:46:58

courses, but also different

structures, different ways of

1:46:581:47:02

delivering a degree there will be

analysis of how you stimulate

1:47:021:47:12

variety and choice. Different ways

of getting a degree and the

1:47:121:47:17

alternatives to university, some of

the technical and vocational routes

1:47:171:47:21

that aren't necessarily a three-year

degree but other ways of investing

1:47:211:47:27

in our future skills base.

Does the

current system not work?

It works

1:47:271:47:32

very well in some really important

ways. We have properly sustainable

1:47:321:47:39

if financed universities, there's a

share in the cost between the

1:47:391:47:41

student and students, they learn a

lot more -- earn a lot more money

1:47:411:47:47

through their lifetime by going to

university than not, there's a

1:47:471:47:51

taxpayer element, it is fairly done,

you don't repay until you reach a

1:47:511:47:55

certain income threshold, which is

about to go up to £25,000. I'll say

1:47:551:48:00

again, we expected there to be and I

want there to be more variety in

1:48:001:48:05

what's on offer and be absolutely

sure that every would-be student can

1:48:051:48:10

get good value for money and we're

also getting the skills we need for

1:48:101:48:14

the future of our country.

With

respect that was meant to be what

1:48:141:48:18

was happening already. For example,

there was meant to be a variation of

1:48:181:48:22

these but what happened is all

universities charged the top whack,

1:48:221:48:26

everything they can charge, to get

the most money out of students --

1:48:261:48:30

fees.

Your observation is good, the

average fee is £9,100, very close to

1:48:301:48:36

the top, we want to see more

variety. It's not just about the fee

1:48:361:48:41

you charge for a three-year course,

it's about whether you have more

1:48:411:48:45

compressed courses into, say, two

years, where there can be more

1:48:451:48:49

options to study while you're

working. Maybe more people who can

1:48:491:48:53

do commuter degrees, so not having

to work to another town or sadly --

1:48:531:48:58

move. All of these aspects are

important. -- city. Thinking about a

1:48:581:49:04

joined up system with technical

education post 18 and some of those

1:49:041:49:08

other collocations in disciplines

that are important for the future of

1:49:081:49:13

the country.

1:49:131:49:18

the country.

What are you going to

say to a student facing £50,000

1:49:191:49:24

debt, interest of 6.1%, how do you

encourage them to be part of the

1:49:241:49:29

system and also can you give them a

promised those fees are going to go

1:49:291:49:33

down rather than up?

-- a promise.

That's a really good question you

1:49:331:49:39

pose. I'm aware obviously of the

concerns people have and are very

1:49:391:49:45

visible number that you come out

with, the debt number, but it's not

1:49:451:49:50

like a normal debt in the sense that

a lot of people will never pay that

1:49:501:49:56

full amount back because we have an

earnings threshold, £25,000, and you

1:49:561:50:03

don't pay anything back if you are

earning under that and by the time

1:50:031:50:07

30 years has passed, whatever's left

is written of and as for the

1:50:071:50:13

taxpayer subsidy, that's when that

comes in -- written of. People

1:50:131:50:17

shouldn't be put off applying for

university because you're only going

1:50:171:50:22

to contribute if you're earning. I

say again, we have one of the best

1:50:221:50:27

systems of universities in the

world, four of the top ten in the

1:50:271:50:32

world, 16 of the top 100. Over a

lifetime a graduate will earn

1:50:321:50:38

£100,000 more by going to university

than if they didn't.

We've created

1:50:381:50:43

this system now whereby universities

are dependent on these high fees and

1:50:431:50:47

if you were to take those away then

they would really struggle, they

1:50:471:50:50

would be a huge funding gap which

they would currently not be able to

1:50:501:50:54

fill.

It's in nobody's interests to

have universities that aren't

1:50:541:50:59

properly funded, that's in the

interests of the universities and

1:50:591:51:02

the students because we want to make

sure we have a world-class higher

1:51:021:51:07

education system available. One of

the things the review will look at,

1:51:071:51:11

one of the things the panel will

look at no doubt will be about the

1:51:111:51:17

different costs to put on different

types of courses. That's one of the

1:51:171:51:20

considerations in how the pricing is

done.

David Hines, thanks for

1:51:201:51:24

talking to us this morning. That's

the Education Secretary.

1:51:241:51:30

Thanks for your messages about that.

Employers are in the Dark Ages when

1:51:301:51:34

it comes to attitudes towards

pregnant workers and those planning

1:51:341:51:37

to have children according to the

Equality and Human Rights

1:51:371:51:40

Commission. More on that right now

with them and Steph.

Good morning.

1:51:401:51:45

Really interesting research and lots

of people have been messaging about

1:51:451:51:48

this, lots of people are livid. Good

morning.

1:51:481:51:54

This is a research by the Equality

and Human Rights Commission,

1:51:541:51:57

who spoke to over 1,000 employers

across the private sector.

1:51:571:51:59

They found six in ten believe that

a woman should have to disclose

1:51:591:52:03

whether she is pregnant

during the recruitment process,

1:52:031:52:05

and 40% of employers believe that

women who have had more than one

1:52:051:52:08

pregnancy while in the same job

are a burden on their team.

1:52:081:52:16

Sue Coe is Head of

Employment at the EHRC.

1:52:161:52:19

Bina Hale is a recruitment

consultant who won a case of actual

1:52:191:52:22

discrimination

against her employer.

1:52:221:52:25

Thanks for joining us.

Can I start

with you on what rights are when it

1:52:251:52:31

comes to recruitment, are you

allowed to be asked if you're

1:52:311:52:34

pregnant?

It seems ludicrous we have

to remind ourselves the whole point

1:52:341:52:37

of a job interview is to get the

best person for the job depending on

1:52:371:52:42

their skills and experience and not

any discriminatory factors. It is

1:52:421:52:47

unlawful to not appoint somebody for

a job because they're a woman,

1:52:471:52:50

pregnant or because you even think

they might get pregnant at sometime

1:52:501:52:55

in the future.

But they can be

asked, though, can't be? They just

1:52:551:52:59

can't discriminate them for it.

But

the big question is why would you

1:52:591:53:03

want to ask those questions in an

interview if you're not allowed to

1:53:031:53:07

actually act on the answers to deny

people work?

What about then once

1:53:071:53:13

the mother has had the child and is

back in work, what are your thoughts

1:53:131:53:17

on the attitude you found in the

story about people saying they are a

1:53:171:53:21

burden was yellow we're founding

these attitudes aren't only decades

1:53:211:53:27

away from what the actual law is,

but it seems to ignore the

1:53:271:53:32

fundamental rights of women at work

-- they are a burden?

1:53:321:53:38

That's what we are concerned about,

we are calling on employers to work

1:53:381:53:44

with us and take up the support we

are offering them through our

1:53:441:53:50

working forward initiative.

For you

this was your reality, you were

1:53:501:53:54

disseminated against. What happened

to you?

I worked for Denton is, the

1:53:541:53:59

biggest international law firm, had

my second child when I was there and

1:53:591:54:03

I was brought in first day back

after maternity and said I was under

1:54:031:54:08

redundancy consultation and

effectively was made redundant, went

1:54:081:54:11

through the internal process, which

was flawed, and had to unfortunately

1:54:111:54:14

take them to a tribunal, which I won

at the end of last year.

That was a

1:54:141:54:22

year of your life trying to win that

case?

A whole year. To be honest I'm

1:54:221:54:27

ashamed to say I resented my son for

the first year of his life purely

1:54:271:54:31

because of what happened to me. The

emotional impact, the financial

1:54:311:54:34

impact, the anxiety, the sleepless

night and it's something I live with

1:54:341:54:37

my daily basis and it's something I

will never be able to forget that

1:54:371:54:41

nights.

UI with a different company?

I work for another organisation now

1:54:411:54:46

-- nights -- you are working working

with a different company. It is

1:54:461:54:51

something I struggle with on a daily

basis. My trust of individuals has

1:54:511:54:54

changed. I am trying to rebuild my

confidence but it takes time. I have

1:54:541:55:02

spoken to 500 women over the last 12

months, they have contacted me, and

1:55:021:55:06

it's happening more and more often

in this day and age. It's shocking

1:55:061:55:11

how we treat our women.

Shocking is

the right word for this must sue,

1:55:111:55:17

being a super clever woman, dealing

with lots of women have done for

1:55:171:55:23

centuries but being discriminated

for it -- shocking is the right word

1:55:231:55:27

for this, Sue.

Listening to the

pressure you have been put under,

1:55:271:55:33

that's why we at EHRC are working to

stop the discrimination and change

1:55:331:55:37

attitudes upstream by offering to

work with employers, supporting

1:55:371:55:42

them, giving them tools and tips and

giving them the chance to learn

1:55:421:55:45

through each other through our

working forward initiative and

1:55:451:55:48

that's what we encourage them to do

to plant a flag and said, we want to

1:55:481:55:53

get rid of this from the workplace

so people like her don't have to go

1:55:531:55:57

through this again.

Would that work?

Do employers want to get this right?

1:55:571:56:02

Beatitudes don't suggest that, some

of them don't -- the attitudes.

I've

1:56:021:56:08

been working closely with maternity

action after what happened to me and

1:56:081:56:11

54,000 women lose their jobs every

year because of discrimination. The

1:56:111:56:15

government could have acted on it,

there was a report a year ago and

1:56:151:56:19

they've done nothing. It wouldn't

have helped me, it would help women

1:56:191:56:22

in the same situation. My view is a

lot of them are doing this because

1:56:221:56:27

there's a whole attitude around

diversity, let's have a diverse

1:56:271:56:31

workforce, but we're discriminating

against our women.

Sui, there's been

1:56:311:56:34

a number of businesses who have got

in touch and said we're a small

1:56:341:56:38

business, it's really hard for us,

however you look at it it will more

1:56:381:56:42

if an employee goes maternity leave

and when they come back they will

1:56:421:56:47

need to take time off -- Sue. How

does it work for them?

I understand

1:56:471:56:52

what small businesses are saying,

however, it is a fact that they can

1:56:521:56:57

claim back 103% of statutory

maternity pay. Also I think it's

1:56:571:57:02

really important to realise that

discrimination costs. We did

1:57:021:57:08

research that showed British

business are losing £280 million

1:57:081:57:13

every year through pregnancy

maternity discrimination.

A topic we

1:57:131:57:15

could talk about four hours I'm

sure. Thanks for coming in and

1:57:151:57:19

telling us your story and thanks for

everyone who has sent messages in.

1:57:191:57:23

That's it from me. Thank you for

telling your story and the impact on

1:57:231:57:27

you, it's really clear, thank you

very much indeed.

1:57:271:57:30

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

1:57:301:57:33

to feel quite cold.

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That's it from us.

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I'm back with the latest

from the BBC London newsroom

2:00:552:00:58

in half an hour.

2:00:582:00:59

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

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Now, though, it's back

to Dan and Louise.

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Bye for now.

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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

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Theresa May admits young people

in England face "one of the most

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expensive systems of university

tuition in the world".

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The Prime Minister launches a major

review into the cost

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of going to university.

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Good morning, it's

Monday 19th February.

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Also this morning...

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Oxfam reveals that three of the men

accused of sexual misconduct

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in Haiti physically threatened

witnesses during a 2011

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investigation.

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A sea of black at the Baftas,

as stars line up to show solidarity

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against sexism and harassment

in the film industry.

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I have a little trouble with

compliance. I stand in full

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solidarity with my sisters tonight

in black.

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Employers are "in the dark ages"

when it comes to attitudes

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towards women who have or want

children - that's

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according to new research.

2:02:022:02:03

I'll be looking at why.

2:02:032:02:09

In the last few minutes there has

been a vital win for Great Britain's

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men's curling team at the Winter

Olympics. They beat Denmark in the

2:02:132:02:17

final end to keep alive their

chances of a place in the semifinal.

2:02:172:02:20

I will have a full round-up for you

live from Pyeongchang at 8:30am.

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It went down to that final stone!

Very exciting.

2:02:252:02:30

Matt has the weather. It is all

happening out there on the ice in

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Pyeongchang but no ice in the UK

today, a frost free start to the

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working week but it comes at a

price, grey skies, damp and receive

2:02:372:02:42

some eastern areas, a little bit

brighter in the West.

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Full forecast in 15 minutes. OK,

thank you.

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First, our main story.

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The Prime Minister will admit today

that students and their families

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have "serious concerns"

about the cost of university.

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Theresa May will launch

an independent review into higher

2:02:552:02:57

education finance in England,

saying many courses are not judged

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to give value for money.

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Universities are free to charge up

to just over £9,000 a year,

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depending on the course,

but only a handful charge

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less than the maximum.

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Graduates in England now leave

university with average debts

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of more than £50,000.

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That's because interest rates

on student loans now stand at 6.1%.

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Political correspondent

Ben Wright is in Westminster.

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We have been talking to various

sides on this this morning. This is

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going to be a review, we won't have

any answers for some time?

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About a year, I think. It will go on

for some time, it will be Government

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led, not an entirely independent

review, but the issue around rising

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student debt has been hot politics

since 2012, when the Government

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allowed the cap on fees to rise to

around £9,000. But it has become

2:03:462:03:52

particularly hot politics since

Labour announced they would scrap

2:03:522:03:54

tuition fees altogether. That has

made Labour even more popular

2:03:542:03:58

amongst students and young people

but also, as Theresa May will say

2:03:582:04:04

today,

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parents and grandparents are

concerned about this issue, which is

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why the Government needs to address

it. It does not seem that the whole

2:04:172:04:20

is you of the way graduates pay for

tuition is on the table, I think

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that will remain the way that

universities are funded, but, as

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Damian Hinds, Education Secretary,

told Breakfast earlier, there are

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changes the Government is

considering. It is not like a normal

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debt in the sense that a lot of

people will never pay back that full

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amount because we have an earnings

threshold, £21,000, about to go up

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to 25.

You don't pay back anything

if you are earning under that. By

2:04:382:04:42

the time 30 years has passed,

whatever is left is written off,

2:04:422:04:48

that is where the taxpayer subsidy

comes in, so people should not be

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put off right now applying to

university and so on.

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But it could be that the Government

decides to cap some courses at some

2:04:552:05:01

universities. There is also an

argument in the Tory party about

2:05:012:05:04

whether maintenance grants should be

brought back to help cope with the

2:05:042:05:08

costs, Labour as well arguing for

that. It will be a big debate about

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a very complex question. I think the

political challenge for the

2:05:122:05:15

Government is coming up with an

answer to

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some of these questions that does

not just looked like a pale

2:05:272:05:29

imitation of Labour's policy, which

is why I think this is difficult

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territory for the Government.

Very interesting, lots of people

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interested in it. Thank you.

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Oxfam has revealed that charity

workers physically threatened

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witnesses during an investigation

into sexual misconduct

2:05:362:05:38

in Haiti in 2011.

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The report inlcudes accusations

of bullying, intimidation of staff

2:05:402:05:41

and use of prostitutes,

as well as suggesting that Oxfam

2:05:412:05:44

bosses ignored a recommendation that

better ways should be found

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to inform other charities

about problem staff.

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Our diplomatic correspondent

James Landale reports.

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In the wake of the earthquake in

Haiti in 2010, seven of the Oxfam

2:05:542:05:59

staff sent there to help left the

organisation as a result of their

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unacceptable behaviour. An internal

report published today shows that

2:06:032:06:06

one was dismissed and three resigned

for using prostitutes on Oxfam

2:06:062:06:11

premises. Two more were dismissed

for bullying and intimidation, one

2:06:112:06:15

of whom also downloaded pornography.

And another man was sacked for

2:06:152:06:20

failing to protect staff. The report

says three of the suspect physically

2:06:202:06:25

threatened witnesses during the

investigation. The 11 page document

2:06:252:06:34

makes various recommendations,

including finding better mechanisms

2:06:382:06:39

for informing other aid agencies

about so-called problem staff. This

2:06:392:06:41

is something that Oxfam appears to

have ignored as the charity's

2:06:412:06:44

director in Haiti went on to work

for another aid organisation in

2:06:442:06:48

Bangladesh even though the charity

says he resigned for using

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prostitutes. Parts of the report are

blacked out to hide people's

2:06:512:06:55

identities, but Oxfam says it has

given an unredacted copy to Haitian

2:06:552:07:00

ministers whom senior ministers from

the charity will meet later today.

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-- senior managers from the charity.

2:07:052:07:10

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing This

Year We dominated the BAFTAs last

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night taking home five trophies.

The drama, about a woman's struggle

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to get justice for her murdered

daughter, was named best film while

2:07:192:07:22

its star, Francis McDormand, was

Best Actor.

2:07:222:07:25

The theme of justice and equality

for women dominated the event with

2:07:252:07:29

most guests wearing black to show

solidarity for various campaigns

2:07:292:07:33

around abuse and harassment. Our

entertainment correspondent was

2:07:332:07:36

there and there is also some flash

photography.

2:07:362:07:43

Black dresses on the red carpet,

all part of the ongoing Time's Up

2:07:442:07:47

campaign aimed at fair and equal

treatment for women.

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Somewhat appropriate, then,

that the night's big winner,

2:07:492:07:57

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,

Missouri, focuses on a woman,

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played by Frances McDormand,

who won Best Actress,

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looking for justice.

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I have a little trouble

with compliance.

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LAUGHTER.

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But I want you to know that

I stand in full solidarity

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with my sisters tonight in black.

2:08:122:08:13

Power the people.

2:08:132:08:14

The movie, which won a total of five

BAFTAs including best film,

2:08:142:08:17

has captured on-screen feelings

and sentiments felt

2:08:172:08:19

by women around the world.

2:08:192:08:25

Best Actor went to British star

Gary Oldman for his portrayal

2:08:252:08:30

of Winston Churchill in World War

II drama Darkest Hour.

2:08:302:08:34

And best director was won

by Guillermo Del Toro

2:08:342:08:42

for The Shape Of Water,

another female-focused film starring

2:08:422:08:44

Sally Hawkins as a woman in love

with a mysterious water creature.

2:08:442:08:48

And the winner of the Rising Star

award was Britain's Daniel Kaluuya.

2:08:482:08:51

He paid tribute to one

particular woman.

2:08:512:08:55

I'd like to thank my mum.

2:08:552:09:03

Mum, you're the reason

why I started, you're

2:09:152:09:17

the reason why I'm here,

you're the reason why I keep going.

2:09:172:09:20

And this is yours.

2:09:202:09:21

For the past three years,

the BAFTAs and the Oscars haven't

2:09:212:09:23

agreed on Best Picture,

but this 2018 Oscar race

2:09:232:09:26

is the most open it in years.

2:09:262:09:27

And, with voting starting

on the other side of the Atlantic

2:09:272:09:32

on Tuesday, many will be saying that

Three Billboards' strong

2:09:322:09:34

showing tonight might,

just might, the edge

2:09:342:09:36

of the Academy Awards in March.

2:09:362:09:40

Six in ten employers believe that

women should disclose if they are

2:09:402:09:43

pregnant in an interview.

2:09:432:09:48

pregnant in an interview. Many

employers feel that a woman's

2:09:502:09:56

pregnancy during her job is a burden

on the team.

2:09:562:10:02

It is understood the Russian athlete

Alexander Krushelnitsky is awaiting

2:10:022:10:08

results of a second sample after

allegedly testing positive for a

2:10:082:10:12

banned substance. Russia, you might

remember, were banned from the games

2:10:122:10:15

in Pyeongchang for state sponsored

doping in Sochi's

2:10:152:10:20

Olympics four years ago. Dramatic

footage has emerged showing two cars

2:10:202:10:24

trying to ram raid high-end watch

shop on a street in Leeds in broad

2:10:242:10:28

daylight. Men wearing balaclavas

followed up the botched attempt by

2:10:282:10:32

trying unsuccessfully to smash the

shop's windows before speeding off

2:10:322:10:37

empty-handed. West Yorkshire Police

said they responded to a number of

2:10:372:10:41

attempted ram raids on Joomla! Is in

the city in recent weeks.

2:10:412:10:44

More than £2 billion worth

of old-style £10 notes

2:10:442:10:46

are still in circulation -

with less then a fortnight to go

2:10:462:10:49

until UK shops stop accepting them.

2:10:492:10:52

Bank of England officials say

the withdrawal of the old currency

2:10:522:10:55

is progressing at about

the rate they expected.

2:10:552:10:57

The paper notes, with Charles Darwin

on the back, will stop being legal

2:10:572:11:00

tender on the 1st of March.

2:11:002:11:08

The family of a young boy who's been

refused a licence to take cannabis

2:11:102:11:17

to control his epilepsy has vowed

to fight against the ruling.

2:11:172:11:20

Six-year-old Alfie Dingley

from Warwickshire has a condition

2:11:202:11:22

that causes him to have up to 30

violent seizures every day.

2:11:222:11:25

His parents say treating him

with cannabis oil dramtically

2:11:252:11:27

reduces the symptoms.

2:11:272:11:28

But the Home Office has

ruled the treatment will

2:11:282:11:30

remain illegal in the UK.

2:11:302:11:31

Alfie's Mum joins us on the sofa,

but first lets take a look

2:11:312:11:35

at their journey so far.

2:11:352:11:40

When Alfie Dingley has seizures,

he can have as many as 30 in a day.

2:11:402:11:44

Multiply that over a number

of weeks, and one year

2:11:442:11:46

he got to 3000, meaning 48

trips to hospital.

2:11:462:11:51

The numbers when he went to

the Netherlands were very different.

2:11:512:11:59

There, he was prescribed

a cannabis-based treatment.

2:11:592:12:01

No attacks in 24 days.

2:12:012:12:02

But a license for him

to use the medication

2:12:022:12:04

here has been turned down.

2:12:042:12:05

The Government says it can only be

used for research at the moment,

2:12:052:12:08

but a group of MPs is calling

on the Home Secretary

2:12:082:12:11

to make an exception.

2:12:112:12:14

If we can find a way for her around

the regulations that exist,

2:12:142:12:17

and we believe that we can,

she can issue a licence to make sure

2:12:172:12:21

that Alfie can get this medicine.

2:12:212:12:25

Counting up, there are good days

in Alfie's life as well as bad,

2:12:252:12:28

but his parents say even just one

bad day is enough.

2:12:282:12:35

Alfie's Mum, Hannah

Deacon, joins us now.

2:12:352:12:40

Thank you so much for coming on this

morning. I know this is an issue

2:12:402:12:45

really close to your heart but can

you explain from your perspective

2:12:452:12:48

Alfie's condition and why it is so

serious?

Can I firstly just say if

2:12:482:12:53

anyone out there is watching that

feels struck by us, please follow

2:12:532:12:59

our Facebook page, Alfie's Hope, we

have a link there to our campaign

2:12:592:13:04

and they can be there and please --

lobby their MPs so we can move

2:13:042:13:10

forward on this.

You have a lot of

MPs on your side, so tell us a bit

2:13:102:13:15

about his condition?

He has a

condition called PCDH19, he is one

2:13:152:13:22

of nine boys in the world,

incredibly rare, but he is the only

2:13:222:13:27

one responding to an intravenous

steroid used for people who have

2:13:272:13:30

anaphylactic shock, so it is

something to be used sparingly, not

2:13:302:13:33

every week, not up to five times a

week, which is what was happening to

2:13:332:13:39

him for the last 18 months before he

had treatment with medical cannabis.

2:13:392:13:42

So he went abroad to get the medical

cannabis?

We went to Holland under a

2:13:422:13:49

neurological paediatrician, so we

did everything officially and

2:13:492:13:50

properly with the doctor.

And it

made, as far as you could tell, a

2:13:502:13:55

big difference?

An astounding

result. We went from having seen

2:13:552:14:00

clusters, very severe clusters, of

seizures every four to ten days

2:14:002:14:03

where he would have up to five doses

of intravenous steroids to having

2:14:032:14:10

one seizure a month where he would

still need an intravenous steroid

2:14:102:14:14

but our neurologist said we need to

find a way of reducing the amount of

2:14:142:14:17

steroids we are using.

Which is a

complete difference of life not only

2:14:172:14:20

for you but for him as well?

It is

amazing, you went from being locked

2:14:202:14:24

in his body, not socialising,

actually being very... Hitting

2:14:242:14:33

people, being aggressive, because he

was full of steroids all the time,

2:14:332:14:36

full of drugs, everything kabaddi

went from back to playing with his

2:14:362:14:39

sister, interacting with her,

noticing things, starting to spell

2:14:392:14:45

words, talking to me and his dad,

being a different child. It was just

2:14:452:14:49

wonderful, wonderful for us.

And you

could not stay there so you have

2:14:492:14:54

come back here and what has

happened? Your request for a licence

2:14:542:14:58

to prescribe this, it is cannabis?

It is basically a whole plant

2:14:582:15:03

cannabis oil which has two parts,

CBD and THC. CBD is legal in this

2:15:032:15:09

country to consume but not the THC.

And one does not work without the

2:15:092:15:14

other for him?

Not for him, no.

The

Government says, we recognise that

2:15:142:15:21

people with chronic pain are looking

to alleviate symptoms but it is

2:15:212:15:25

important medicines are thoroughly

tested to ensure they meet rigorous

2:15:252:15:27

standards before being placed on the

market said doctors and patients are

2:15:272:15:32

assured of efficacy, quality and

safety. So where are you, what can

2:15:322:15:36

you do now? We know the all

Parliamentary group have called for

2:15:362:15:39

the Home Secretary to issue a

licence...

But I would say to the

2:15:392:15:44

statement is that we have used a

paediatric urologist in Holland, we

2:15:442:15:47

have not gone somewhere to buy, we

used a company who have, who make

2:15:472:15:56

medical cannabis, they have a

licence in the EU, the only

2:15:562:15:59

certification for a company in the

EU, they are a pharmaceutical grade

2:15:592:16:04

oil. This is safe. And also what I

would say is, my son, from eight

2:16:042:16:12

months old, has been injected with

opiates, with steroids, they are not

2:16:122:16:16

safe for children. There is no

clinical data to say that is safe.

2:16:162:16:22

And you can see the impact, as you

said...

My son will die or have

2:16:222:16:27

psychosis if we carry on the way we

were. This product we are using is

2:16:272:16:32

safe, it is made by a medical

company, it is available in 11 EU

2:16:322:16:38

countries, soon to be 14. We need to

catch up. Medical cannabis has a

2:16:382:16:43

value and, for my son, who is

unique, I am not opening the

2:16:432:16:48

floodgates for anyone, he is unique,

I am asking for some compassion and

2:16:482:16:52

humanity.

Hannah, you have a very

powerful testimony and we are really

2:16:522:16:58

thankful you have come on the sofa

to talk to us about that this

2:16:582:17:00

morning. You have painted a pretty

stark reality for you and Alfie

2:17:002:17:06

going forward, what what happens

now, what is the next step?

With the

2:17:062:17:11

support of the all-party

Parliamentary group on drugs reform,

2:17:112:17:14

we will carry on asking questions,

we will... I would like to speak

2:17:142:17:19

with Amber Rudd and I would like to

speak to Jeremy Hunt, I want them to

2:17:192:17:23

know my reality with my son in A&E,

every week, watching him have a

2:17:232:17:28

seizure, watching him go home,

wishing he would live, that is my

2:17:282:17:31

reality. That is my reality, that is

his reality, if we do not get access

2:17:312:17:38

to this medication. And it is wrong,

they are lumping cannabis into,

2:17:382:17:46

schedule one drug, it is not about

recreational use, this is a separate

2:17:462:17:50

issue entirely.

I am so sorry.

And

we will keep fighting. We will lobby

2:17:502:17:57

everyone, we will get public support

and ask everyone to support us.

2:17:572:18:00

Thank you for coming in.

Thank you

for having me on.

Alfie's mother.

2:18:002:18:07

Very power. Read. -- very powerful

story.

2:18:072:18:18

After some fairly cold weather of

late, frost free start to Monday

2:18:182:18:25

morning, not just here in London but

UK wide, plenty of cloud coming in,

2:18:252:18:29

but it does mean, as you can see, we

have some raid around. -- rain

2:18:292:18:34

around. Patchy rain to content with.

Especially across eastern areas.

2:18:342:18:42

INAUDIBLE

Struggling through the night. Frost

2:18:422:18:49

free start. Taking a closer look at

what has been happening across the

2:18:492:18:54

country, over the next hour or two,

parts of Scotland, breaks around,

2:18:542:18:59

the odd heavy one. Brightening up a

little bit in some parts of northern

2:18:592:19:08

Scotland, heavy bursts of rain in

northern England, parts of the

2:19:082:19:11

Midlands, East Anglia and the

south-east, most of it is light and

2:19:112:19:15

patchy and it makes for a rather

grey and murky start to the Monday

2:19:152:19:19

morning, even if it is mild and

frost free. The cloud will sit in

2:19:192:19:23

place across many eastern areas

during today, eastern Scotland and

2:19:232:19:27

England in particular, rain and

drizzle will come and go through it.

2:19:272:19:31

In the West, brightening up, lighter

shades of grey, you glimpses of

2:19:312:19:35

blue. We will see temperatures

somewhere between ten and 13

2:19:352:19:43

degrees. Finish the afternoon as you

can see with some rain edging into

2:19:432:19:46

the West of Northern Ireland, and

parts of western Scotland, fairly

2:19:462:19:51

narrow showery rain, evening

rush-hour, that will work across,

2:19:512:19:59

and eastern Scotland and some parts

of eastern England will see further

2:19:592:20:02

heavy bursts of rain, but also,

breaking up across northern areas,

2:20:022:20:06

by the time we get to dawn in the

morning. Cold nights to come, in the

2:20:062:20:10

north and the West, and Scotland,

Northern Ireland, will be waking up

2:20:102:20:15

to a touch of frost. After grey

skies for quite a few of you today,

2:20:152:20:21

tomorrow, more sunshine around

across northern and western parts,

2:20:212:20:24

what a bright day, eastern counties,

lots of cloud, and kinship, East

2:20:242:20:29

Anglia, most prone to holding onto

that, staying with patchy light rain

2:20:292:20:32

and drizzle throughout, still

staying with a generally mild feel,

2:20:322:20:37

air coming off the Atlantic.

Temperatures for some into double

2:20:372:20:39

figures. Through Tuesday night and

into Wednesday, cloud across

2:20:392:20:45

Lincolnshire, East Anglia,

Southeast, pushing across other

2:20:452:20:47

Southern counties and south Wales

developing breeze. Frost free into

2:20:472:20:51

Wednesday morning, frosty start

further north, north-south split,

2:20:512:20:55

sunniest weather will be in the

northern part, most places drive.

2:20:552:21:02

Breeze picking up. Instead of the

wind coming off the Atlantic, coming

2:21:022:21:07

off the near continent, potential

sign of what is to come. No done

2:21:072:21:11

deal, increasing signs that towards

the end of the week and into next

2:21:112:21:15

week, significant cold spell on its

way, we can see a return to

2:21:152:21:19

widespread frost and suppressed

temperatures through much of the

2:21:192:21:23

afternoon as well. We will keep you

updated on that one, in the time

2:21:232:21:27

being, mild Monday but for some of

you a bit of a damp one as well.

2:21:272:21:35

Nearly lost in gremlins, I'm sure it

will be OK now. Evening of protest,

2:21:352:21:45

solidarity and black gowns at the

BAFTA awards, they even dished out

2:21:452:21:48

some prizes. (!) the big winner was

three billboards outside ebbing

2:21:482:21:55

Missouri. It picked up Best actress

and Best film, and Gary Gold men

2:21:552:21:58

winning again, Best actor, but his

portrayal of Winston Churchill in

2:21:582:22:02

the darkest hour. -- Gary Oldman.

Thank you for speaking with us about

2:22:022:22:08

this, we understand there is

important protests and campaigns

2:22:082:22:12

using these award ceremonies at the

moment to get their point out there

2:22:122:22:18

but it almost seems the case, I

wonder what it is like from your

2:22:182:22:22

perspective, we are not talking

about critically acclaimed work as

2:22:222:22:25

well, picking up these awards.

A

night of very mixed messages,

2:22:252:22:31

celebrating film, on the other hand,

everyone getting up there and

2:22:312:22:36

accepting an award or giving out

one. They felt they needed to

2:22:362:22:40

reference the campaign and say

something about what is going on but

2:22:402:22:43

it is important to do that and there

was terrific films on it, not many

2:22:432:22:48

surprises but definitely worthy

winners. Now, lots of people have

2:22:482:22:52

been talking about the

2:22:522:23:00

been talking about the winner, Three

Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

2:23:002:23:04

Equally popular with voters and

critics and audiences of all ages,

2:23:042:23:07

it is a balance between tragedy and

comedy, mother is fighting for

2:23:072:23:14

justice after the death of her

daughter, incredible performance by

2:23:142:23:16

Frances McDormand and who does not

love her, she has wonderful energy

2:23:162:23:20

behind her, bitingly funny. It is a

very strong Oscar contender. After

2:23:202:23:28

the BAFTA award.

What about Gary

Oldman, picking up everything going

2:23:282:23:31

at the moment for his portrayal of

Winston Churchill.

Sure thing,

2:23:312:23:34

nobody

2:23:342:23:35

supplies at all when he won for

darkest hour, it is transformative,

2:23:352:23:42

he has not done anything like this

before, field is timely. -- The

2:23:422:23:46

Darkest Hour. Emotional speech, he

was very moved, and doing a good

2:23:462:23:52

speech although sexual for the

Oscars very well.

Any surprise

2:23:522:23:55

winners?

Hardly any, the handmaiden

for best foreign film has been a

2:23:552:24:01

surprise, because the director did

not even turn up. -- so much so the

2:24:012:24:05

director did not turn up. -- The

Handmaiden. Everything has been as I

2:24:052:24:08

would have predicted recently, front

runners have changed, Dunkirk was a

2:24:082:24:11

hot favourite, that went home only

with Best sound.

In a piece today

2:24:112:24:18

talking about the greatest showman

is back in cinemas, the singalong

2:24:182:24:21

version... I cannot remember reading

a review of yours, for the film The

2:24:212:24:28

Greatest Showman, semi-people going

to see it again and again and again.

2:24:282:24:33

Three out of five on that one, fun

and lively and entertaining, did

2:24:332:24:38

what it said on the tin without ever

feeling remarkably realistic or

2:24:382:24:43

particularly awards worthy.

In many

people's eyes, the fact that critics

2:24:432:24:46

have said this is terrible, they are

enjoying it even more.

I think it is

2:24:462:24:52

great entertainment, I can see why

people enjoyed it.

Hopefully we will

2:24:522:24:57

speak with you after the Academy

Awards in a couple of years' time.

2:24:572:25:00

And later on, we have sent out

reported to a singalong version...

2:25:002:25:05

That is what is going on. It is

going on in my head all the time(!)

2:25:052:25:11

my wife has been to see it, my kids

are desperate to see it, sorry

2:25:112:25:15

children, we will do it, also, the

soundtrack is the number one selling

2:25:152:25:23

soundtrack, big in cinemas for a

long time, it is on all the time in

2:25:232:25:26

the house, and so I can hear it now,

I can hear it. We will have a report

2:25:262:25:33

on that, I love a good singalong. I

can

2:25:332:25:36

see why it would be working. It is

known for spectacular illuminations,

2:25:362:25:39

something else has been lighting up,

the sky in Blackpool this week in

2:25:392:25:44

common here it is. This is

beautiful, it is wonderful.

2:25:442:25:48

Mesmerising murmur ratio of

starlings, swooping on the seaside

2:25:482:25:55

town, taking on wonderful waves and

shapes, the birds gather together to

2:25:552:26:02

keep safe. -- murmuration. And to

exchange information about feeding

2:26:022:26:09

sites. If that was near to you, you

would pop down and have a look. I

2:26:092:26:15

don't know if it happens often, but

there are bridges in London, every

2:26:152:26:22

evening, the starlings do this and

it is absolutely wonderful. I

2:26:222:26:25

remember cycling over and watching

it. Beautiful Strangeways.

2:26:252:26:32

Coming up shortly, we'll be

in Pyeongchang, where

2:26:392:26:41

it was an excellent weekend

for TeamGB at the Winter Olympics,

2:26:412:26:44

with super Saturday providing three

medals and James Woods coming

2:26:442:26:46

agonisingly close to adding another

in the ski slopestyle yesterday,

2:26:462:26:49

we'll talk to him in

the next few minutes.

2:26:492:26:51

People weeping openly over Lizzie

Yarnold, you put so much hard work

2:26:512:26:54

into it, thinking about pulling out

of it and then you produce the goods

2:26:542:26:57

and win your second gold medal,

first person ever to do it. We will

2:26:572:27:01

be speaking with someone who nearly

got a medal shortly. James Woods, of

2:27:012:27:06

course. Success stories and near

misses, that is what the Olympics is

2:27:062:27:14

all about.

2:27:142:30:34

misses, that is what the Olympics is

minutes. 20 more on the website at

2:30:342:30:36

usual address. See you soon.

2:30:362:30:41

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

2:30:412:30:47

It is 8:30am, Monday morning. These

are at the main stories this

2:30:472:30:51

morning.

2:30:512:30:52

The Prime Minister will admit today

that students and their families

2:30:522:30:55

have "serious concerns"

about the cost of university.

2:30:552:30:57

Theresa May is set to launch

a year-long independent review

2:30:572:30:59

into higher education finance

in England, saying many

2:30:592:31:01

courses are not judged

to give value for money.

2:31:012:31:03

The review will consider

changing the level of fees,

2:31:032:31:06

cutting loan interest rates

and reintroducing

2:31:062:31:08

maintenance grants.

2:31:082:31:14

Earlier on Breakfast,

the Education Secretary Damian Hinds

2:31:142:31:17

said that, despite the review,

students looking at university

2:31:172:31:18

options at the moment should not be

put off by the current cost.

2:31:182:31:21

It's not like a normal debt,

in the sense that, a lot of people

2:31:212:31:25

will never pay back,

never pay that full amount,

2:31:252:31:29

because we have an earnings

threshold, £21,000, about to go

2:31:292:31:32

up to 25.

2:31:322:31:34

You don't pay back anything

if you are earning anything under

2:31:342:31:37

that, and by the time 30 years has

past, whatever is

2:31:372:31:40

left is written off.

2:31:402:31:43

That is where the taxpayer

subsidy comes in, so people

2:31:432:31:45

shouldn't be put off,

you know, right now,

2:31:452:31:48

applying to university and so on.

2:31:482:31:52

Oxfam has revealed that charity

workers physically threatened

2:31:522:31:54

witnesses during an investigation

into sexual misconduct

2:31:542:31:56

in Haiti in 2011.

2:31:562:32:00

The report includes accusations

of bullying, intimidation of staff

2:32:002:32:02

and use of prostitutes,

as well as suggesting that Oxfam

2:32:022:32:05

bosses ignored a recommendation that

better ways should be found

2:32:052:32:07

to inform other charities

about problem staff.

2:32:072:32:15

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing

Missouri, a film about a mother

2:32:162:32:18

seeking justice for her daughter's

murder, was the big winner

2:32:182:32:21

at the Bafta awards last night.

2:32:212:32:25

The theme of justice and equality

for women dominated the event,

2:32:252:32:28

with most guests wearing black

to show solidarity with campaigns

2:32:282:32:30

against abuse and harassment.

2:32:302:32:33

Frances McDormand was named best

actress, whilst Gary Oldman

2:32:332:32:35

continued his award season success

with the best actor

2:32:352:32:41

prize for his portyal

of Winston Churchill in 'Darkest

2:32:412:32:43

Hour'.

2:32:432:32:49

Employers are "in the dark ages"

when it comes to attitudes

2:32:492:32:51

to pregnant workers and those

planning to have children

2:32:512:32:54

according to the Equality

and Human Rights Commission.

2:32:542:32:55

They've released new research today,

looking into pregnancy and maternity

2:32:552:32:58

discrimination in the workplace.

2:32:582:32:59

Steph joins us now

with the results.

2:32:592:33:07

You can tell us about the results, a

lot of questions were asked and some

2:33:082:33:13

answers were received.

It's annoyed

a fairer amount of people stop they

2:33:132:33:17

surveyed over 1000 employers and

senior people who decide who to

2:33:172:33:23

recruit and they found more than

half of them said they think a woman

2:33:232:33:26

should disclose that they are

pregnant, they should say they are

2:33:262:33:30

pregnant in the recruitment process.

At the moment and employer can ask

2:33:302:33:34

someone if they are pregnant in the

recruitment process but if they

2:33:342:33:37

discriminate against them for it,

don't give them the jobs for being

2:33:372:33:41

pregnant, that is illegal and also

there's a lot of employers that

2:33:412:33:45

would never ask because a woman is

pregnant and they are asked and they

2:33:452:33:51

don't get the job a woman could take

them to unemployed tribunal. Most

2:33:512:33:54

employers would never ask on that

basis but most employers think women

2:33:542:33:57

should tell them, look at other

questions, it's attitudes towards

2:33:572:34:02

people who have children, they say

44% of them, pregnant women are a

2:34:022:34:07

burden if they have more than one

child, obviously that's got a lot

2:34:072:34:11

every action from people on Twitter

this morning. 32% of mothers are

2:34:112:34:16

less engaged when they come back to

work. Earlier on I spoke to a lady

2:34:162:34:22

who was looking for a very big law

firm who was made redundant when she

2:34:222:34:26

went back to work after having her

first child and she told us about

2:34:262:34:30

how hard it was for her, she took

them to any deployment tribunal and

2:34:302:34:34

she won but she says she still

struggling.

A whole year, to be

2:34:342:34:39

honest, I am ashamed to say I

resented my son for the first year

2:34:392:34:43

of his life purely because of what

happened to me, the emotional and

2:34:432:34:46

financial impact, the anxiety,

sleepless nights and at something I

2:34:462:34:51

live with on a daily basis and that

something I will never be able to

2:34:512:34:56

forget.

Unfortunately her story is

quite common, that's what we hear

2:34:562:35:01

from the Equality and Human Rights

Commission, they say that's the

2:35:012:35:04

reason they have done this research

because they hear from lots of women

2:35:042:35:07

who beat guilty for having children,

they struggle in work. So they are

2:35:072:35:11

calling for businesses to work with

them on trying to change attitudes

2:35:112:35:15

around maternity and having children

in the workplace.

People still

2:35:152:35:19

talking about it. Thank you. Going

to show you some pretty dramatic

2:35:192:35:24

footage. Two cars trying to ram raid

a high end what shop in Leeds, took

2:35:242:35:31

place in the middle of the day,

broad daylight. You can see men in

2:35:312:35:34

balaclavas. A botched attempt. To

try and get into the watch shop,

2:35:342:35:41

smashed through the windows,

eventually at the end of the video

2:35:412:35:44

they speed of empty-handed. West

Yorkshire Police say they have

2:35:442:35:48

responded to a number of attempted

ram raids in jewellers in recent

2:35:482:35:53

weeks in the city. Brave people

trying to approach them. And

2:35:532:35:57

finally. Isn't it? Diplomatic

assault news. The Canadian Prime

2:35:572:36:03

Minister is an a visit to India.

Bash Mark Rutte the matter could

2:36:032:36:10

sock news. Star Wars novelty themed

socks. The Canadian prime ministers

2:36:102:36:19

visiting the site with his family,

not the first time he's one novelty

2:36:192:36:23

socks. This have to back up on them.

And these are some rather fetching

2:36:232:36:31

duck socks that he wore. I am

against novelty socks. Hopefully my

2:36:312:36:38

children aren't watching. They got

me a pair of socks that said best

2:36:382:36:42

dad. Mostly when you lose one of

them in the wash you have not got

2:36:422:36:48

the other one. Or all of your socks

identical? Exactly. You are one of

2:36:482:36:53

those people. It is a battle, isn't

it? It is 8:36am, Matt will happen

2:36:532:36:59

whether early shortly.

2:36:592:37:04

It's the second most popular team

sport for teenagers in the UK -

2:37:042:37:07

but could top level basketball now

be at risk from a funding crisis?

2:37:072:37:10

It was the critical flop that found

it's voice with the fans -

2:37:102:37:14

we sent our reporter to sing along

to The Greatest Showman.

2:37:142:37:22

# When a man loves a woman, he can't

keep his mind on nothing else.

2:37:242:37:31

And three decades years after his

voice first graced UK airwaves,

2:37:312:37:33

Michael Bolton will be

on the sofa as he prepares

2:37:332:37:36

to tour his greatest hits.

2:37:362:37:37

All that still to come.

2:37:372:37:38

But first let's get the sport

with Kat at the Winter

2:37:382:37:41

Olympics in Pyeongchang...

2:37:412:37:49

Some good news already this morning.

Good morning. There has, some drama

2:37:492:37:53

on the ice this morning.

2:37:532:37:56

Great Britain's men's curling team

are still contenders

2:37:562:37:58

for the semi-finals

at the Winter Olympics

2:37:582:38:06

after defeating

Denmark 7-6 yesterday.

2:38:122:38:20

After that vital when they are in a

great position to go through.

2:38:202:38:24

Breathing a sigh of relief. Some

more you do full moves. -- some more

2:38:242:38:33

beautiful moves.

2:38:332:38:35

It's been a great performance

from the British ice dancing pair

2:38:352:38:37

of Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland

as they qualified for the next round

2:38:372:38:40

of the ice dancing competition.

2:38:402:38:41

All the more impressive

when you consider that just 20

2:38:412:38:44

months ago, Coomes was told she may

never skate again after

2:38:442:38:47

shattering her kneecap into 8

pieces in an accident.

2:38:472:38:50

It's been a race against time for

them to get back and said and

2:38:502:38:55

qualified.

2:38:552:38:56

But, earlier this morning

they performed brilliantly

2:38:562:38:57

in the short dance section

of the competition, qualifying

2:38:572:39:00

in 10th place ahead of tomorrow

free dance section.

2:39:002:39:06

They will be looking to push up the

leaderboard tomorrow, back up the

2:39:062:39:12

leaderboard against the odds,

representing Great Britain for the

2:39:122:39:14

third time.

2:39:142:39:16

It was a good morning too

for Rowan Cheshire in the freestyle

2:39:162:39:19

skiing halfpipe event.

2:39:192:39:23

She had a horrible crash four years

ago in Sochi.

2:39:232:39:28

Her performance was good

enough to see her qualify

2:39:282:39:30

for the next round.

2:39:302:39:31

Unfortunately the other Brit in that

competition Molly Summerhayes

2:39:312:39:33

didn't make it through.

2:39:332:39:34

There was huge disappointment

too for Aimee Fuller

2:39:342:39:37

in the snowboarding big air event.

2:39:372:39:39

This is making its debut at this

years games but Fuller fell

2:39:392:39:42

on both her attempts,

including a big crash

2:39:422:39:44

in in her second jump

so her Olympics is over.

2:39:442:39:51

She seems to have landed partially

on her face, look at these tweets.

2:39:512:39:57

Disappointment and injury for her

but she is such a chirpy character,

2:39:572:40:02

I am sure she will be bouncing back.

What a fantastic week. I have heard

2:40:022:40:07

down and Louise said there were

tears over the weekend watching

2:40:072:40:12

Lizzie Yarnold over the weekend,

Izzy Atkin, Laura Dees, let's look

2:40:122:40:16

back at what has been an exceptional

weekend.

2:40:162:40:19

The biggest run of her life starts

now.

2:40:242:40:32

And it's super clean!

Laura Dees

goes next for Great Britain in

2:40:322:40:38

fourth place.

2:40:382:40:44

And they come around the final bend,

Christie has crashed again in the

2:40:502:40:56

semifinal, right on the final bend.

Yet again, she ends up in a

2:40:562:41:01

distraught heap on the floor.

Lizzie

Yarnold wins fourth again! Laura

2:41:012:41:11

Dees has won bronze as well!

2:41:112:41:15

James Woods. Heartbreakingly close

to a medal that he has worked so

2:41:202:41:30

hard for, goes one place better to

take fourth here.

2:41:302:41:34

hard for, goes one place better to

take fourth here.

2:41:342:41:39

James Woods we saw there, I am

delighted to be joined by him, Jenny

2:41:392:41:44

Jones and I looking rather like the

games here, thank you both for

2:41:442:41:49

coming to see us. James, fourth,

agonising, so close, how do you feel

2:41:492:41:56

now you've had time to reflect on

missing out on a medal?

My goals and

2:41:562:42:04

aspirations are as they have always

been, to just be given the option,

2:42:042:42:08

to drop in at these high-level

events in front of cameras and show

2:42:082:42:12

everyone what I can do, obviously I

could have toned things down but to

2:42:122:42:17

get a medal, people seem quite

focused on but my ambition has

2:42:172:42:23

always been to go and lay down my

best efforts and you know, yes, I

2:42:232:42:28

went out all in, you know what I

mean?

You were in the next, the

2:42:282:42:32

standard in the final was

incredible.

Absolutely, all the way

2:42:322:42:37

through the day, qualification as

well, absolutely unbelievable,

2:42:372:42:41

undoubtedly some of the best in the

world not even making it through

2:42:412:42:43

qualification. But yes, chin up, you

guys are more devastated about it

2:42:432:42:49

than I am, I went out there and put

on the lining and I'm proud of what

2:42:492:42:53

I did.

Chin up, could you put your

chin up... I don't know if you can

2:42:532:42:58

see this. You have some rather

fetching blue stitches on matching.

2:42:582:43:03

Tell us how you pick that up.

The

finals yesterday, three runs, the

2:43:032:43:09

best one of them counts, the first

one, I think I was the most proud

2:43:092:43:14

of, to be honest, laced everything

really nicely, needed to land the

2:43:142:43:20

last jump, clean, came round, I did

that, very happy, rather than land,

2:43:202:43:26

I landed, but then I cop my chin on

my knee, quite a heavy landing, it

2:43:262:43:33

starts to mellow out as you get

further down when the impact is

2:43:332:43:37

higher, I hit my chin off my knee

and they did not even know I had

2:43:372:43:41

done, it rubbed my head rather than

anything else, I pretended to the

2:43:412:43:44

medical guys.

It's only when you got

down no one would give you a head

2:43:442:43:50

because you were bleeding. Jenny,

Amy Fuller fitting that tweet up

2:43:502:43:56

today, what did you make of her

performance?

Should be disappointed.

2:43:562:44:00

She landed the tricks in practice as

you do sometimes, she went for the

2:44:002:44:06

double, a really hard trick for her,

she can landed but catching on to

2:44:062:44:09

edge of the snowboard which called

on her face, that's why she got all

2:44:092:44:15

those scrapes, still smiling, she

always is, chin up.

The big are

2:44:152:44:22

making its debut, what do you make

of it as an Olympic competition?

It

2:44:222:44:26

has been brilliant, the atmosphere,

the venue, made for great viewing,

2:44:262:44:31

an amazing moment for these girls.

They had things ruined a little bit

2:44:312:44:35

from the slopes by with the wind

conditions, they came out today and

2:44:352:44:40

they performed at such a high level

and that really showed, the tricks

2:44:402:44:43

the girls were putting down in

qualifier, not even a final, was

2:44:432:44:47

such a high standard.

The jump for

big a isn't that big, we have the

2:44:472:44:52

boys coming up, Jamie and Rowan and

Billy Morgan, who may have the best

2:44:522:44:57

chance for Team GB, what kind of

thing are we going to see, it's not

2:44:572:45:02

as big as some of the riders were

hoping.

Yes, it's not what it's big

2:45:022:45:07

enough, you heard the word doubles

but you will be hearing a lot of

2:45:072:45:13

triples, and you might even hear a

cord from some of the Canadians. I'm

2:45:132:45:17

not sure. The boys from Britain,

they will need to put down a great

2:45:172:45:22

chance to get through and if they

do, it's going to be great to have

2:45:222:45:26

them in the final.

We've got that to

look forward to. James, what's next

2:45:262:45:30

for you?

2:45:302:45:34

I am starting to watch the guys in

the pipe as well. So yes.

Keep

2:45:342:45:38

yourself entertained. Keep that chin

out of trouble.

My back is killing

2:45:382:45:43

me.

Woodsy needing all the help he

can get. A brilliant fourth

2:45:432:45:48

position. Maybe we put too much

focus on the medals when you want to

2:45:482:45:52

do your very best.

For me, yes, this

isn't a sport for me, this is an

2:45:522:45:57

art. To get the opportunity to

showcase what we do and enjoy it. I

2:45:572:46:01

hope everybody enjoyed the show. I

know what I'm talking about but that

2:46:012:46:05

was a banging show yesterday.

We

enjoyed it and it made Dan and

2:46:052:46:10

Louise cry. At least...

I should be

crying!

That is the power of sport.

2:46:102:46:16

It wasn't me. You can tell him it

wasn't me. I can weep at anything.

2:46:162:46:21

It wasn't Louise. She is a tough

cookie. Dan is a softy.

2:46:212:46:26

All right. Back off.

Thank you very much. Lovely to hear

2:46:262:46:30

from you all. Is If he had won a

medal I might have cried. I know you

2:46:302:46:35

are watching a lot the Olympics, I

had so much stuff to do. I sat down

2:46:352:46:39

for a minute to eat a biscuit. An

hour-and-a-half later I had watched

2:46:392:46:46

snowboard cross for 90 minutes. I

wish it could be on all the time!

2:46:462:46:57

Michael Bolton is coming up. If you

need to leave, you can, if you have

2:46:572:47:02

not done it before and you have

either your iPad or phone. A smart

2:47:022:47:09

something. You can watch us on the

train or anywhere. Michael Bolton

2:47:092:47:16

the way later on.

2:47:162:47:17

Michael Bolton the way later on.

2:47:172:47:19

Basketball is one of Britain's

most popular team sports

2:47:192:47:21

at a grassroots level -

but its governing body says

2:47:212:47:23

the elite game is facing

an imminent funding crisis.

2:47:232:47:25

Sports leaders say Team GB

may have to withdraw

2:47:252:47:28

from international competitions,

because they could run out of money

2:47:282:47:30

by the end of March.

2:47:302:47:31

Holly Hamilton has been

finding out more.

2:47:312:47:39

Played by over 300,000 people every

week, it's the second most popular

2:47:412:47:44

team sport among

11-15-year-olds in the UK.

2:47:442:47:46

And with more than half from black,

Asian and minority ethnic

2:47:462:47:49

backgrounds, basketball is also

one of the most diverse

2:47:492:47:51

and most inclusive.

2:47:512:47:59

You just need a ball

and a hoop really to play it.

2:48:002:48:03

A fun, accessible sport, it's

something you can teach yourself.

2:48:032:48:07

It's something you don't normally

think in social life you communicate

2:48:072:48:10

with or have any association

with but basketball is just

2:48:102:48:13

a common interest.

2:48:132:48:13

Can't get enough of basketball,

love it, it's part of me,

2:48:132:48:16

part of my life, part of who I am.

2:48:162:48:18

While there's plenty of support

and investment for those who play

2:48:182:48:21

at grassroots level,

in the elite level it's a totally

2:48:212:48:23

different ball game.

2:48:232:48:26

Four years ago UK Sport

withdrew its financial support

2:48:262:48:28

for British basketball,

a decision based on the team's lack

2:48:282:48:30

of Olympic success.

2:48:302:48:36

Now the organisation is facing

the very real prospect that the cash

2:48:362:48:39

could be about to run out.

2:48:392:48:41

It's inconceivable no one has made

a step at the moment to enable us

2:48:412:48:44

to function at least at a level

that we could be competitive.

2:48:442:48:47

If no one stepped up and nothing

happens what's the future

2:48:472:48:50

for British basketball?

2:48:502:48:51

At senior level we would have

to withdraw from competitions.

2:48:512:48:54

And that would be devastating

for both senior teams,

2:48:542:48:58

the women, currently

ranked 21st in the world,

2:48:582:49:00

are joint top of a European

Championship qualifying group

2:49:002:49:02

and withdrawal could see them

suspended for two years.

2:49:022:49:06

We want to play on the world stage

but we want to inspire the children

2:49:062:49:10

to play as well, the young players

to play and if there's nothing

2:49:102:49:13

for them to come in after that

then what's the point?

2:49:132:49:21

Funding does put a restriction

on young players.

2:49:222:49:24

My parents found it difficult

in terms of paying to play

2:49:242:49:29

for your country, paying

to travel, paying for kit.

2:49:292:49:31

It does make it very difficult,

especially when you can't

2:49:312:49:34

fully afford it.

2:49:342:49:38

When it comes to investment

in sport in Britain,

2:49:382:49:40

this is what matters.

2:49:402:49:41

UK Sport has a no compromise

strategy of basing funding

2:49:412:49:45

on Olympic medals.

2:49:452:49:50

And while that means sports

like basketball miss out,

2:49:502:49:52

it's a policy that's proven

to be hugely successful.

2:49:522:49:59

The result is we have is we stretch

it as far as we possibly can

2:49:592:50:02

to cover as many athletes

and sports as we possibly can,

2:50:022:50:05

but inevitably we run out

at a particular point.

2:50:052:50:07

Basketball in particular is a long

way off even qualifying to be

2:50:072:50:13

at the Olympic Games,

let alone having medal potential.

2:50:132:50:16

But there's a new generation

still hoping to some day

2:50:162:50:19

represent their country and that

will need funding fast.

2:50:192:50:22

The financial crisis goes now

to Westminster with politicians due

2:50:222:50:25

to debate the issue tomorrow.

2:50:252:50:26

And with £1 million desperately

needed to pay for eight teams

2:50:262:50:29

for just one year, the ball

will be in their court.

2:50:292:50:31

Holly Hamilton, BBC News.

2:50:312:50:39

That is a big issue for basketball

in the UK. It is rainy and drizzly

2:50:422:50:48

out. Matt has the details.

There is more cold on the way.

2:50:482:50:54

out. Matt has the details.

There is more cold on the way.

2:50:542:50:54

. Not a done deal yet but it is

something we are keeping a close eye

2:50:562:51:00

on but by contrast, out there today,

after what has been a cold few weeks

2:51:002:51:04

it is a frost-free start to your

Monday, but it does come at a price,

2:51:042:51:08

let us take a look at the forecast

this morning, because to come with

2:51:082:51:12

the mild weather comes cloud and for

some of you, pretty damp and

2:51:122:51:18

miserable out there with rain,

drizzle and extensive hill fog too.

2:51:182:51:22

There is plenty of cloud streaming

in from the north-west, but it has

2:51:222:51:26

kept the temperatures overnight and

bringing milder air off the

2:51:262:51:29

Atlantic, but that cloud is thick

enough, further rain or drizzle,

2:51:292:51:33

across parts of much of Scotland,

really and northern England, down

2:51:332:51:37

into the Midlands, East Anglia and

the south-east. Northern Ireland,

2:51:372:51:41

breaks in the cloud, Devon and

Cornwall, a bit of morning sunshine

2:51:412:51:44

possible for you, here are the areas

where it should stay dry throughout.

2:51:442:51:47

Where you have the rain, the drizzle

coming and going, you have lots of

2:51:472:51:54

low cloud. The hills foggy this

morning and it will slowly start to

2:51:542:51:57

lift through the day. But for some

in eastern Scotland, eastern England

2:51:572:52:01

it will stay murky throughout.

Eastern Scotland, eastern England

2:52:012:52:06

will see light rain an drizzle. The

breeze is is a northerly one and

2:52:062:52:13

will brick breaks in the cloud.

Temperatures faring nicely once the

2:52:132:52:17

sun is out. Could see temperatures

of up to 13 or 14. Parts of South

2:52:172:52:24

Wales, south-west England favourite

for that. We will finish in the

2:52:242:52:27

afternoon with a bit of rain, fairly

narrow band of showery rain, that

2:52:272:52:32

will work across in the rush hour,

pushing across to the south-east.

2:52:322:52:37

Eastern England could see heavier

bursts of rain, but in the west

2:52:372:52:41

after that rain skies will clear

later and there is a greater chance

2:52:412:52:45

of temperatures dropping low enough

in Scotland for a touch of frost to

2:52:452:52:50

return in to tomorrow morning.

Morning. In in northern areas a

2:52:502:52:55

brighter day, a chance of sunny

spell, sticking with cloud in

2:52:552:52:58

eastern England and for those in

East Anglia and the south-east not

2:52:582:53:01

just cloudy all day long but further

outbreaks of rain, the heavier burst

2:53:012:53:07

too. It is coming off the Atlantic,

and so temperatures into double

2:53:072:53:11

figures for many. Pleasant where you

have the sunshine there in the west.

2:53:112:53:16

A few changes taking place through

Tuesday into Wednesday, developing

2:53:162:53:20

easterly breezes, and that will take

the cloud, we start the night in the

2:53:202:53:26

south-east, over into the south and

South Wales, here you start the day

2:53:262:53:29

on Wednesday frost-free but plenty

of cloud. The odd shower possible

2:53:292:53:33

and a breezy day, northern England

Scotland and Northern Ireland, not a

2:53:332:53:37

bad day, ferocity start for some.

Lots of sunshine and temperatures

2:53:372:53:40

still faring all right for the time

being but in the south it will start

2:53:402:53:45

to feel colder and that is the first

sign of easterly winds which could

2:53:452:53:48

dominate through the rest of the

week, into the weekend and beyond,

2:53:482:53:52

and as I said, no done deal by

significant cold sell on the cards

2:53:522:53:57

for next week. We will keep you

updated. I will be back tomorrow,

2:53:572:54:02

for now, back to Dan and Louise.

Good to see you have your summer

2:54:022:54:07

jacket on. It is not too chilly.

That is a sign

2:54:072:54:10

jacket on. It is not too chilly.

That is a sign of things improving.

2:54:102:54:12

The big jacket will be on next week.

Thank you. Here we go again. Thank

2:54:122:54:16

you Matt.

2:54:162:54:20

Thank you Matt.

2:54:202:54:21

He was the teenage prodigy touted

as "the next George Best"' before

2:54:212:54:25

injury left him on the football

scrapheap, but Paul Ferris was

2:54:252:54:27

well-equipped to deal with setbacks.

2:54:272:54:29

He'd already seen his childhood home

firebombed and family

2:54:292:54:31

friends murdered growing up

during the Troubles

2:54:312:54:33

in Northern Ireland.

2:54:332:54:34

Determined to make something

of himself, Paul became a physio

2:54:342:54:37

at Newcastle United,

then studied law to

2:54:372:54:38

become a barrister.

2:54:382:54:40

Paul joins us now.

2:54:402:54:46

What a story.

Thank you.

Can you

start at the beginning?

We should.

2:54:462:54:52

Is

You love football from an early

age, didn't you.

Did. Like any boy

2:54:522:54:57

growing up in a working class

environment you kind of have a tin

2:54:572:55:00

can at your feet, or your mum's

washing wrapped up or a balloon or

2:55:002:55:05

anything you can get to kick round.

I can't remember a time before

2:55:052:55:09

football.

You say you were like most

boys but you had an incredible

2:55:092:55:15

talent that was spotted early.

Maybe

from when I was eight or nine I

2:55:152:55:19

would play with the 11-year-old

boys, then you are 11, you get

2:55:192:55:23

scouted. There was that feeling you

were going to end up as a

2:55:232:55:26

footballer.

I love the idea that the

big boys wanted you in their team,

2:55:262:55:31

what was that like?

Well, it was

good, it was bad on your shins

2:55:312:55:35

because my, the nature is of how I

play was tricky, they didn't give

2:55:352:55:42

you much quarter, they would kick

you.

Tell us, you grew up in

2:55:422:55:47

Ireland, when did you move to

Newcastle, what sort of age and what

2:55:472:55:52

was it like going into a club like

that?

When I was 16, I moved in 1981

2:55:522:55:58

to Newcastle but to give you an idea

I left school in the last year of my

2:55:582:56:04

O-levels so I came to Newcastle in

November, played in the first team

2:56:042:56:07

in May, went home in the June and my

friend were sitting their O-levels

2:56:072:56:12

in the June, so sometimes I look at

my own boy and think that is is

2:56:122:56:15

really young. But at the time you

don't realise, to see your friends

2:56:152:56:19

doing their exams and you have

played in the first team that is is

2:56:192:56:22

a big thing.

You were the youngest

to play for Newcastle.

I was, you

2:56:222:56:27

are having this graimt moment of

playing but on the other side you

2:56:272:56:30

homesick.

Of coarse, you were a

young lad. I was the youngest of

2:56:302:56:37

seven kids and my mother was it. She

had a heart attack when I was young

2:56:372:56:42

and I used to go in the shed and

look over to make sure she wasn't

2:56:422:56:46

going anywhere, the book is more

about the emotive side of things.

2:56:462:56:51

What was it like for you to be away

from home, be away at that age, be

2:56:512:56:55

away when that is happening to your

mum, back at home and was there any

2:56:552:57:00

sort of infrastructure, any support

round you?

Football in those days

2:57:002:57:04

no. I think it is better. I went

back in to the football in the 9 0s

2:57:042:57:09

and stayed through to 2006. It got

better but in terms of pastoral care

2:57:092:57:15

for kids, it wasn't there really.

Then youed that an injury, a career

2:57:152:57:19

ending injury.

I had a knee injury

when I was 19, turned 20. I tried to

2:57:192:57:26

get fit and it never worked out for

me. It was the feeling of being in

2:57:262:57:30

the room but knowing you are

slipping away, and after playing at

2:57:302:57:33

16, that was hard to take at that

point, and I had a very difficult

2:57:332:57:38

period, because the injury happened,

the career finished and my mum died

2:57:382:57:42

and you have a moment in you life

when you think what am I going to do

2:57:422:57:47

now? You mentioned about being a

lawyer. I never practised in the

2:57:472:57:52

law, I became a barrister and went

back to football. Football kept

2:57:522:57:56

pulling me back. My mum's illness is

a big part of the story and having

2:57:562:58:02

that fear of her not being there and

the fact she wasn't there. I think I

2:58:022:58:07

am trying to make her proud of me

now at 52.

You went back in to

2:58:072:58:11

football.

Trained as a barrister.

Was the appeal of being involved in

2:58:112:58:15

some way because you had love it so

much?

It was the chance to go back,

2:58:152:58:19

the chance to go back the third time

was to go back as part of the

2:58:192:58:23

management team. At that time Alan

Shearer was convinced he was going

2:58:232:58:27

to be a manager, he called me up a

and I was hopefully going to be the

2:58:272:58:32

quiet man by his side. You will know

him as well as I do, he doesn't do

2:58:322:58:38

the management stuff now, that, the

appeal to go back and have a chance

2:58:382:58:42

to influence a club was the

excitement for me really.

Tell me

2:58:422:58:46

about being a physio, having had a

life, career ending injury, that was

2:58:462:58:50

important to you to help other

people as well

I think it gave me

2:58:502:58:56

empathy with players, I hope it did.

I chose physiotherapy because I had

2:58:562:59:02

a really inspirational physio

towards the end of my career, a man

2:59:022:59:07

called Derek write. He became a

colleague. I worked closely with him

2:59:072:59:10

as a physio, we had good times

because we were 1993 at Newcastle

2:59:102:59:15

was a special time. Kevin Keegan was

the manager, I got to go through to

2:59:152:59:19

Bobby Robson's time so I don't

regret that. That was a fantastic

2:59:192:59:22

teem.

2:59:222:59:27

I wonder what you've made of the

Barry Bennell story developing over

2:59:282:59:33

the last few weeks and months.

He

was convicted last week. It is a

2:59:332:59:37

tragedy that football has to face,

face the realities of the past and

2:59:372:59:43

possibly the present as well. I'm

actually, and I think of my time at

2:59:432:59:48

Newcastle, the ease with which that

could have happened is a frightening

2:59:482:59:51

thought. You were so vulnerable. I

was 16, very shy, terribly shy boy,

2:59:512:59:58

it's part of the story in the book,

I think it is one of the things that

2:59:583:00:03

sometimes called Schuback. You are

away from your family, if the wrong

3:00:033:00:07

person speaks to you at the wrong

time, no one is there to guide you

3:00:073:00:10

or guard you, I think football house

too, has to get its house in order.

3:00:103:00:15

Do you think there's more to be

done, protection put in place?

I

3:00:153:00:21

think they will frantically be

trying to do it, I don't know what

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they are doing now but the nature of

the environment with wrong boys will

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always attract the wrong person for

it's just making sure that person

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doesn't get the chance to do

something dreadful.

What D1 people

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to take from the book?

But it's more

than a football book. Anyone who has

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ever loved a mother and have the

fear of that relationship not been

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there, it's striving, sometimes in

the wrong areas, overcoming

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adversity, I didn't decide to write

a football book, I wrote a book

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about my life, for my family to look

at me and know what they were.

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Lovely to meet you, how are you?

I

have, I've just finished six weeks

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of radiotherapy for prostate cancer,

I have my prostate out this time

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last year I was in hospital, this is

a better place to be than there, but

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I'm hopeful that the book deal and

the heart attack that I have had, I

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did not expect those things to

happen but I think now they are here

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you have got to deal with them.

Such

a great read. Thank you so much for

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talking about it.

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Paul Ferris' memoir is called

The Boy on the Shed.

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And as he said, you don't even have

to like football to read the book.

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Defying the reviewers who called it

"boring" and "forgettable",

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The Greatest Showman has gone

from critical flop to cult

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classic in record time.

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We have one of the reasons why in

just a moment.

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The Hugh Jackman circus musical

continues to draw in audiences

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thanks to the popularity

of its soundtrack.

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# This is me, this is me!

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Now a singalong version of the film

is arriving in cinemas.

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And they really sing along!

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The Greatest Showman claims

to have the world singing.

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Now, after seven weeks

in the cinemas, this is the first

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time the audience can

officially join in.

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I love the music, I love sort of...

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I love the story, I love how

it's such a spectacle,

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all the colours and costumes.

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It's brilliant.

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We've gone, like, four times.

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We were doing it on the train

on the way here, we had our

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headphones on the way

here listening to it.

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Give me a little go here now.

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No!

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She will, I won't.

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This is the greatest show!

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Inside there's even a bearded lady

to get the vocal cords warmed up.

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It's a familiar formula.

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The lyrics pop up on screen

so there's really no excuse not

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to join in.

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Since its release, the film has

delivered six straight weekends

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at the box office,

and the soundtrack has been number

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taking more than £26

million and it's been

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number one in the album charts

for the last six weeks.

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But despite these impressive

figures, when it was released,

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critics weren't convinced.

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Let's make no mistake,

this is not a good film.

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I mean, there is a good film to be

made about PT Barnum,

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this is not it.

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It is just a bunch

of syrupy ballads.

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It's like drowning in

a vat of Disney light.

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Saying that, if you should be forced

to go and see this film again

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against your will, I think

the singalong version is the most

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tolerable because there's a lot

of energy in the room and you can't

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help but toe-tap occasionally.

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Which we managed to catch on camera.

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This time you could just clap,

scream and no one mattered.

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It was good, wasn't it?

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Yeah.

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I'm shaking, I, like,

had goosebumps and I feel

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like I was watching the actors

actually performing

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it in front of us, which was really

exciting, so I loved it.

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Love it or hate it, there can be

little doubt this is an experience

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that seems to have left this

audience feeling on top

3:04:313:04:33

of the world.

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Fiona Lamdin, BBC News.

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I get the feeling I might have to

start listening to the soundtrack

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before I go. Even if you don't go to

the singalong version, you can still

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sing. Thank you so much for your

comments this morning, particularly

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about Hannah Deacon on the sofa 30

minutes ago, her son Alfie, trying

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to find the right drugs for history

and. All the messages of support for

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her as she tries to sort things out.

-- drugs for her son.

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In a few minutes time,

we'll be joined on the sofa

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by the king of the ballad,

Michael Bolton.

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I'm back with the latest

from the BBC London

3:06:553:06:57

newsroom at 1.30pm

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Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

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Have a lovely morning.

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Have a lovely morning.

3:07:013:07:02

Have a lovely morning.

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He may be a Grammy winning,

ballad singing, multi-platinum

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selling singer-songwriter,

but Michael Bolton isn't afraid

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to poke fun at his own success -

by fronting adverts,

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singing parodies of his own

songs or even fronting

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Michael Bolton's Big,

Sexy Valentine's

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Special on Netflix.

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Now, 30 years after his first UK

performance, he's back with some

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of his greatest hits.

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Let's take a look at him

doing what he does best.

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# When a man loves a woman

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# He can't keep his

mind on nothing else

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# He'd trade the world

for the good thing he's found

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# If she's bad he can't see it

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# She can do no wrong

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# Turn his back on his best friend

if he puts her down.#

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Michael Bolton,

welcome to Breakfast.

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Thank you for coming back on. You

are back in the UK talking about

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another tour, back again, what is it

you love about the UK?

The people

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primarily, I I have been coming here

for 30er years or so. You were

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talking about the Albert Hall, which

is a great way the wind up the tour,

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it is my favourite venue in the

whole world. Nothing against any

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other venues! The UK has been the

second biggest market in the world

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for me. Outside of the United

States, like always, every album was

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second in sales only to the United

States, and I have been touring,

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really literally for 3 2 years here.

Since I was four!

Since you were

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four.

That took a moment! Moment!

Right here in my head. I love my

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time here. When I get to, it doesn't

matter, whether it is London or

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Manchester. I don't come for the

weather. I come for my friends and

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to do promotion and tour and perform

in front of my fans.

It is clear

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from the messages we have had they

are very loyal your fans. Rofrnts

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You got some messages?

Is it now

that you recognise the fans, some

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that are so loyal, that is what is

going on?

Are you sure that wasn't

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me pretending to be different

people?

I don't think it was! It is

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a relationship that if you are

fortunate it goes on for a lot of

3:09:433:09:47

years and I tour the world and I am

very grateful I did all the original

3:09:473:09:53

work to basically create a fan base

that still wants to see and hear

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everything. But it is a relationship

where you can have fun, when I am on

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stage, it is not about the new hate

and the Labour is saying don't

3:10:023:10:07

forget to talk about the record. Now

we are talking about funny things

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and having laughs. We have to stop

the show when some the audience

3:10:103:10:14

members get very vocal, and if there

is something funny there, we just

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stop and sip, -- say, were we

married? Whatever it was that fit,

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we are going to have all kinds of

fun and my audience will come with

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me, as long as we get back to the

music. Is that, is it like that in

3:10:303:10:36

other countries round the world or

is that a British thing, you will

3:10:363:10:39

have a dialogue with the audience

and almost do a bit of stand up?

I

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wouldn't say everywhere because

there are certain countries where I

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said something like two nights ago

in Singapore, and then, now, I might

3:10:473:10:51

be in Malaysia and I say the same

things and there is like, no English

3:10:513:10:55

going on. And I go, OK, I'm not

going to use that one again tonight.

3:10:553:10:59

But we are laughing on stage about

it, when there is dead silence after

3:10:593:11:04

a punch line, in China, they, there

is not a lot of English in the

3:11:043:11:09

audience until the chorus comes up

and they know all the words, it is a

3:11:093:11:13

great thing to feel.

So they know

the words better than you sometimes?

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Yes, that doesn't take much!

You

also are doing a documentary about

3:11:203:11:26

Motun, is that right?

-- Motown.

Yes, the come back of Detroit for

3:11:263:11:33

almost five years. We all celebrate

it, the people I know, because of

3:11:333:11:37

the music that came from Motown, we,

Motown was born in Detroit, hits I

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have, and a lot of people don't know

what difficult times fell upon

3:11:443:11:48

Detroit in the 60s of, that really

were almost impossible to overcome,

3:11:483:11:55

and people from Detroit came back

with, you know, very very wealthy

3:11:553:12:01

successful company, very wealthy

individuals, and started

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strategically pouring money into the

rebuilding of Detroit. Now, every

3:12:043:12:08

time I go to film or visit, there

are new story, new businesses,

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buildings are more full, they are

all the down tueven fusses are

3:12:133:12:17

completely full, -- down town

office, I have watched the rebirth

3:12:173:12:21

of an American city and documented

it.

As well as working on that, you

3:12:213:12:25

do an incredible amount of work with

your own charity, in this country

3:12:253:12:28

there has been a lot of attention on

what is happening with Oxfam in

3:12:283:12:33

Haiti, when you see stories like

that does it concern you about how

3:12:333:12:37

people feel about donating to

charity many 2 future?

No, it

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doesn't concern me that all,

although I do feel like my heart

3:12:423:12:48

goes out to the people, who are 100%

sincere and give, you know, on a

3:12:483:12:54

dale lay basis and do the -- daily

basis and do the work, because their

3:12:543:12:58

heart is all in it. To have that

ruined and have that support taken

3:12:583:13:03

away from people who need it so

desperately buzz of the actions of

3:13:033:13:08

deplorable people, you know, it is

horrible. But we see that kind of,

3:13:083:13:14

you know, the study of mankind is

interesting, when you see great

3:13:143:13:17

people doing great things and you

see atrocities by the unexpected.

3:13:173:13:24

Michael, thank you very much. The

greatest hits tour comes to the UK

3:13:243:13:27

in October, November.

Yes.

Thank

you, we are out of time.

I can tell.

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You finish off at the Albert Hall?

Yes, at the end.

Thank you for

3:13:323:13:39

coming on.

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That's it from us today.

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We'll be back tomorrow

morning from 6 o'clock.

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Have a lovely day.

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Goodbye.

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