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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

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A promise of cheaper energy bills

for millions of households.

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New laws will limit how much

companies can charge customers

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on expensive energy tariffs.

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The government says 11 million

people will benefit

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but there's a warning that it

could reduce competition.

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Good morning it's

Monday, 26th, February.

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Also this morning.

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Six people are injured

after an explosion destroys

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a shop in Leicester.

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Witnesses say it felt

like an earthquake.

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I heard a low explosion then felt a

tremendous shock through the house,

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it felt like it was going to bring

the ceiling down.

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Jeremy Corbyn will set out Labour's

new position on Brexit this morning.

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In sport, could this be the first

of the three trophies

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for Manchester City this season,

as they beat Arsenal

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to lift the League Cup.

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Hello? Are you with us?

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And the coldest weather

for years is on its way.

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Carol can tell us more.

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It's going to be cold, especially

midweek when you add on the

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wind-chill, for some part of the

maximum temperature will feel more

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like -10 or -12, that's half of the

issue because we have also got snow

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in the forecast, it will become

heavier and more widespread each day

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going through the week.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

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Legislation to crack

down on expensive energy

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bills is being introduced

to Parliament today.

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The government says it

will protect 11 million people

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from paying high tariffs.

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But there are concerns it will

reduce competition among suppliers.

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Steph has more details.

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The bill is an admission that

encouraging consumers to regularly

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switch energy suppliers hasn't been

as successful as hoped.

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Around a third of UK

households pay default energy

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tariffs, which are usually

the most expensive.

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But from next winter,

new legislation will allow

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the energy regulator Ofgem to limit

how much companies

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can charge customers

on standard variable tariffs.

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The price cap will be enforced

until at least 2021.

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The government says the Domestic Gas

and Electricity Bill will benefit up

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to 11 million people who could make

on average annual

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savings of up to £300.

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Energy UK, which represents gas

and electricity suppliers,

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said it was vital the cap didn't

stifle competition

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in the energy market.

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We have got extremely cold weather

on the way so particularly at the

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moment people are thinking about the

heating. These are significant

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changes?

Yes, they are, the standard

variable tariffs is for the default

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for the people" so if you haven't

chosen a deal or no Deal is ending,

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you can end up on this tariffs and

it is often expensive. 11 million

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households in the UK are on this

tariff. We have had caps in the past

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on prepayment meters that have the

standard variable rate, there was a

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lot of discussion around that,

bringing down costs for people who

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are the poorest in society. On the

standard variable rates. That's why

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it was introduced for repayment

meters. Recently we were talking

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about that being extended, for

people who get the warm home

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discount. So we have seen this cap

in the past but what difference this

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would mean is it would be anybody

who is on a standard variable

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tariffs. That's what the government

is proposing because they say

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switching isn't working. The concern

is, it might reduce competition

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because then even if you people

would switch and then energy

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companies could not feel the need to

be as competitive with prices.

When

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would this happen?

It's being

discussed in a bill which is

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proposed today and then we headed

Theresa May says that she would like

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it to come in from next winter but

it still needs to go to a few

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hurdles.

When he's speaking to the

energy Minister? I'm not -- when are

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you speaking to him?

I'm not sure!

750 apparently! The voices in my

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head.

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Two people are in a critical

condition after an explosion

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destroyed a shop in Leicester.

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Four others were described

as "walking wounded."

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Emergency crews have

spent the night searching

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through the remains of the building

and dozens of nearby homes

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have been evacuated.

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Andy Moore reports.

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The immediate aftermath

of an explosion that destroyed

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a shop and a flat above it.

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Local people helped paramedics deal

with the casualties.

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Two of them were in a critical

condition, four others

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described as walking wounded.

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We heard a low explosion,

then felt a tremendous

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shock through the house.

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It felt like it was going

to bring the ceiling down.

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I just rang the police,

999, and they asked me

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which service I want and I said,

everything you can send.

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Police say they don't know

what caused the blast.

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A fierce fire followed

the explosion.

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The power supply to a number

of neighbouring properties

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was switched off as a precaution.

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The emergency services worked

throughout the night to clear debris

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from the site and to make sure

there were no more casualties

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hidden in the rubble.

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Quite a dramatic scene. Our

correspondent is at the scene this

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morning. They are still working on

this, what's going on?

In the last

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hour, they have put these big

screens up across Hinckley Road,

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there's still thick and acrid smoke

coming out of the sight of the

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explosion. The emergency services

have been here all night in what the

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Fire Service described as arduous

conditions. It's just started

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snowing, to which it had been below

zero and they have been searching

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through the rubble with dogs despite

the acrid smoke. Local people said

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they heard a loud bang followed by a

rumble, sounding like an earthquake

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when the building collapsed like a

pancake. It looks like the aftermath

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of a powerful gas explosion. The

police say they do not know the

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cause and they look will have to do

a full investigation with the Fire

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Service, they have said it did not

appear to be terrorist related and

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asking people not to speculate. That

appears to be a response to some

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quite unhelpful speculation on

social media.

Thank you very much,

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the investigation still going on

there.

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Jerremy Corbyn will set out Labour's

position on Brexit this morning.

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In a speech in Coventry,

he'll say the UK should retain

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membership of a customs union

with full tariff-free access to EU

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markets for UK businesses.

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Our political correspondent

Chris Mason is in Westminster.

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Probably very happy to be inside

rather than outside today! How big

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shift are we looking at here from

Jeremy Corbyn is a Labour Party?

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I do love this cupboard when it's

cold outside, I will sit here all

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morning! This is a big shift on

Brexit for Labour. When people like

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me are on these programmes

blathering on about Brexit, there's

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always stuff we can talk about but

we achieve saying anything? Today we

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are because Labour are shifting

their policy, there's a big gap

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between what Labour are saying and

what government is saying. They are

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they would remain part if they were

in government of a customs union

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with the European Union. It close

trading relationship, meaning that

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if you're in the customs union,

stuff can move around within the

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European Union, stuff you sell to

France and Spain, without extra

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taxes being added to it, added

tariffs. It doesn't stop you doing

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trade deals around the world which

some of those who advocate Brexit

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say is one of the big advantages of

pressing ahead with leaving the

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customs union. Why this matters is

that the government doesn't have a

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majority in the House of Commons.

There's a feeling here that there

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might be a majority in the comments

for staying in some sort of customs

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union because some conservatives

would quite like it as well so there

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is the potential for Theresa May to

be defeated in the Commons down the

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track government policy to be forced

into changing. David Davis has an

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article in response saying this is

snake oil from Labour, and as far as

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he and the government is concerned,

Labour would be thrown away one of

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the principal advantages of leaving

the European Union.

Thank you very

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much.

We'll be talking about that through

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the week.

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Parts of the UK will feel colder

than the Arctic Circle this week

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with widespread snow

and bitterly cold winds.

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Rail companies in East Anglia have

already cancelled some

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services from tonight.

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There is one benefit, we get more

from Carol in the programme!

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Snow is on the forecast, already

falling in parts of eastern UK.

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The Met Office has issued

an amber weather warning

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for disruptive snowfall in parts

of the UK this week.

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Part of northern England, round

Yorkshire and in the Midlands, and

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another area of cross the

south-east. So here we will sleep

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around areas of snow -- here we will

see prolonged areas of snow in Kent,

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Essex and Sussex. It will not just

be in those areas, will swear we

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will see further snow. Day by day,

we will get snow further west and it

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is getting heavier. It is going to

be cold, temperatures will be low

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anyway. When you add on the

wind-chill, it will feel, by day,

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maximum temperatures with the

wind-chill, as low as -10 in some

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parts of the North. Locally, as low

as minus 12. Someone like London is

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going to be minus five. That is

midweek, Wednesday and Thursday.

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With the wind blowing this slow

around, that will leads to travel

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disruption so it check before you

head out. We could see some

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blizzards and we will have further

weather warnings on Wednesday, and

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Thursday into Friday, there's the

potential of heavy snow coming up

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from the south of England with

strong winds which could lead to

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some treacherous conditions. There

will be a full round-up in ten

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minutes. The message is, keep in

touch with the weather forecast this

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week.

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The Syrian government has been

accused of using chemical weapons

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in the rebel held area

of Eastern Ghouta.

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Doctors say several people have

suffered symptoms consistent

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with exposure to chlorine gas.

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Fresh air strikes and heavy clashes

have been reported in the area

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despite a UN security council

resolution calling for a ceasefire.

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An expedition hoping to complete

the first successful winter ascent

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of the world's second highest peak,

K2, has revealed that one

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of its climbers appears to have

struck out for the summit

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alone, without permission.

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A spokesman told the BBC

that Denis Urubko's move

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had shocked the team.

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But he said they would

still try to support

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the climber.

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K2 is the only peak over

eight-thousand-metres yet

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to be climbed in winter.

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That's an extraordinary story. On

all sorts of levels. It's an

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extremely dangerous thing to do

anyway.

We need some more

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information.

You can't just have

someone going ahead.

It's a team

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effort.

It is here! Part of the

team!

Teamwork makes the DreamWorks,

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and is doing the business for

Manchester City at the moment. They

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won the League Cup yesterday and

this could be some trophies for

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them, they got knocked out of the FA

Cup. Aided by Arsenal's inept

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performance which has frustrated

Arsenal fans.

It was ordered

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one-sided.

Was, but Manchester

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one-sided.

Was, but Manchester city,

Pep Guardiola has come into

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mastermind this. This is not one of

the biggest trophies but it is

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stepping stone to bigger things to

come. The Champions League and the

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Premier League title looking likely

to becoming their way as well. 13

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points clear in the lead.

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They beat Arsenal 3-0 at Wembley,

David Silva rounding

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things off in style.

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This a trophy Arsene Wenger has

never won, Pep Guardiola adding it

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to his collection in his second

season managaing in England.

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You wonder how the more chances

Arsene Wenger will get to win this

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trophy.

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Watch out for Jesse Lingarrd linking

up with Romelu Lukaku here to score

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United's winner against Chelsea,

who drop out of the top four

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after Tottenham beat Crystal Palace.

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The Winter Olympics are over.

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Yesterday's closing ceremony had

pyrotechnics, puppets,

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and light shows to mark the end

of two weeks of competition,

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GB's best Winter Olympics on record.

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And watch closely, England

and Scotland have been asked

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to explain what caused a scuffle

in the tunnel before England

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and Scotland's Six Nations

match on Saturday.

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Owen Farrell was involved. The

organisers of the tournament wants

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to know what happened there. The

clerk of minor thing, I'm sure far

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worse goes on on the field. -- it

looks like a minor thing.

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Far more importantly, Scotland were

brilliant.

They were superb.

We

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don't want to let that the track

from anything else.

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It's really important to keep up

with the weather today.

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Yes, especially if you're

travelling. There disruptive weather

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on the cards. There is disruptive

snow, bitter winds, significant

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wind-chill this week, frost and ice

but in between will be some

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sunshine. With each passing day

there will be a little bit more snow

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and it will travel closer to the

west. Some western extreme views of

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the UK will not see the snow that is

a maybe. It's coming from Russia,

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cold air being dragged across

Europe, look at the amount of blue

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across the shores. And easterly wind

does bring snow and it brings snow

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and cold weather. This morning cold

and frosty, temperatures falling and

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part of Gloucestershire to minus

five. We have some snow showers. At

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the moment they are in eastern

areas, a few flurries in London.

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Towards the West, brighter

conditions but today, there will be

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a fair bit of cloud around. Some of

the snow showers will just a bit

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further west. Cold day in prospect

but not as cold as it will feel

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through this week. This evening and

overnight, another cold night in

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prospect. Clear skies. Then we

started to watch this area of snow

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coming in from the North Sea. This

will be significant. Another cold

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night, watch out for ice on

untreated surfaces and some frost

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around. The Met Office has two amber

warnings for tomorrow, meaning be

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prepared. Be prepared for some

disruption. The areas covering the

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number of Yorkshire, into the

Midlands, and the second area is

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down towards the south-east. Kent,

part of Essex and Suffolk. Snow

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showers extending into the channel

islands. The world significance

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though into the north of inward, the

north-east and into the Midlands.

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Into between, drier and brighter

weather but if you are travelling,

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we could see some lying snow and for

some of us it will be starting to

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accumulate. Temperatures, maximum

for some, not even breaking

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freezing. And these indicate what

you can expect in towns and cities.

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Overnight, you can see this though

clearly on the chart, in the evening

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and overnight, and on Wednesday,

another under weather warning from

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the Met Office. For north-east

Scotland, eastern Scotland and North

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East England where we will see some

more significant snow. Into the

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West, snow showers in between,

brighter conditions in between but a

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cold day, and regardless of what it

this is how it is going to feel in

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towns and cities against your skin.

In parts of the North it could be as

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low as minus 12. These are the

values that were looking in terms of

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snowfall. 20 centimetres not to be

sneezed at. Then for Thursday into

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Friday, this system coming up from

the continent is going to bump into

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this cold air and it looks like it's

going to produce a fair bit of snow

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across southern areas, look at the

isobars. It's going to be windy.

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Also looking at drifting snow,

potential blizzards into Friday and

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it will drift northwards. So lots

going on with the weather this week.

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And it is already making the front

pages. The Daily Mirror is saying it

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is the week-long freeze. Don't

worry, Carol will take us through

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it. They say, beware the beast from

the East.

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And on the Daily Mail, Corbyn's

Brexit betrayal. He will snub

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millions

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millions of migration. The front

page of the Guardian, we are talking

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about Jeremy Corbyn all throughout

the programme this morning. He is

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making a speech later about the

future. It has been written up in

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lots of different ways. The Daily

Telegraph says he is selling snake

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oil over Brexit. That is a quote

from David Davis. This is a

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wonderful picture as well of the

Winter Olympics. It is just so

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beautiful. I loved it. And another

picture in a few papers. Ivanka

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Trump, the daughter of President

Trump and the North Korean general

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at the closing ceremony.

It is so interesting to see them

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together.

Also, embattled universities face

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limits on powers. Watchdog to tackle

high pay and equality at

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universities.

And in the Financial Times another

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picture. The Olympics end with an

North Korean olive branch. A bit of

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hope.

I have an interesting story

about making money on holiday when

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you leave your car at the airport.

Gatwick are looking at a scheme

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where you can park your car for

free. Then somebody can hire it and

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you can make a bit of money on your

car. You can rent out your car

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whilst you are at the airport.

That

leads to so many questions.

I am

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sure, there will be insurance and

things like that.

What if you have

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got crisps all over the back seat?

It gets cleaned first.

You could

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find all sorts of things on the

floor.

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I had an entire pack of Pringles

scrunched across the back seat. On

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purpose? No, it had been there for

ages. I digress. But you have an

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interesting business story.

It is also like the well-known bed

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and breakfast company, hiring out

bits of your house.

The Winter

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Olympics are over and it has been

GB's most successful games ever with

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five medals and this is a great

picture of Billie Morgan who won the

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fifth medal. We know he has got the

talent will stop he was also GB's

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flag carrier in the closing

ceremony, which he balanced on his

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chin impressively. He has got the

tricks in the air and he has the

0:21:360:21:40

talent with the flag as well. UK

sport are talking about the medals,

0:21:400:21:48

five, does it count when the

investment has been 20 million. It

0:21:480:21:53

is just about 5 million for a medal.

This is the debate people are

0:21:530:21:56

having.

Can I give you some news as

well. There

0:21:560:22:05

well. There is a potential shortage

of raisins. It is to do with fires

0:22:070:22:11

in California. There will be a

shortage of currents and raisins.

0:22:110:22:19

Quite frankly, I am happy, I think

they are awful.

Don't you have them

0:22:190:22:24

on your porridge in the morning?

I can eat them clean. You can have

0:22:240:22:34

fudge and chocolate?

You put bacon

in a barn and tomato sauce and that

0:22:340:22:40

is what is called a bacon buddy.

Brown sauce and tomato sauce!

0:22:400:22:46

We talk about the cold a lot.

Apparently this week it might hit

0:22:460:22:52

mobile phone networks. It might be

so cold that masts don't work

0:22:520:22:58

properly. If you lose a bit of

coverage this week, that may well be

0:22:580:23:02

the reason why.

Thank you to both of you.

0:23:020:23:08

Most people's pets are like a member

of the family, and if you've ever

0:23:080:23:11

had one go missing you know how

upsetting it can be.

0:23:110:23:14

So imagine if you then found out it

had been brutally killed.

0:23:140:23:17

Over the past two years there have

been hundreds of horrific cat deaths

0:23:170:23:20

and police think it could be

the work of one person.

0:23:200:23:22

A £10,000 reward is

being offered to help

0:23:220:23:24

catch the cat killer.

0:23:240:23:25

Graham Satchell reports.

0:23:250:23:33

This road is basically were the

first murder that we are aware of

0:23:340:23:40

happened.

We are driving with Tony

Jenkins, founder of an animal rescue

0:23:400:23:46

charity. He is taking us to where it

all started.

The body was left on a

0:23:460:23:52

neighbour's doorstep.

How many cases

have you now encountered?

We are

0:23:520:23:59

over 450 now.

450?

Yes.

It was along

this path, an old railway line, that

0:23:590:24:08

the first attack happened over two

years ago. Tony has been working

0:24:080:24:13

with the Metropolitan police,

investigating each reports of a

0:24:130:24:16

suspicious cat death.

He needs to go

to court because he is bringing

0:24:160:24:20

horror to people's lives. Most

people consider their cat as part of

0:24:200:24:25

the family, it is like losing a

child, and it is devastating.

The

0:24:250:24:30

attacks began to do half years ago

in an area around Croydon in south

0:24:300:24:35

London and since then cats have been

killed all around the M25 in Kent,

0:24:350:24:41

Essex, Hertfordshire and further

afield, Manchester, Liverpool,

0:24:410:24:45

Sheffield and Portsmouth. All the

pets have been attacked in the same

0:24:450:24:48

way. What is so horrifying is not

just that so many have been killed,

0:24:480:24:54

but in every case they have been

dismembered and the body pies left

0:24:540:24:58

deliberately to be discovered.

You

could not help but love him, he had

0:24:580:25:06

these massive green eyes. He was

just a boy, he would come bowling

0:25:060:25:11

in.

He was great. Jane's cat was

found mutilated in her neighbour's

0:25:110:25:17

garden.

It was devastating, and I

think everybody who saw him have

0:25:170:25:23

been scarred. I think you can never

erase that out of your memory. I

0:25:230:25:30

cannot get that round my head, why

someone would want to be so

0:25:300:25:33

vindictive to any animal and two

hurt loving families with their

0:25:330:25:40

pets. I don't understand it.

This

person, if it is one person, I think

0:25:400:25:45

that is what the police suspect, is

displaying psychopathic traits.

For

0:25:450:25:52

forensic psychologists there are

comfortable echoes of history here.

0:25:520:25:56

Animal cruelty is a recognised

starting point for Maud horrific

0:25:560:25:59

crimes.

People that start with

extreme violence towards animals do

0:25:590:26:06

progress and there is a progression

hypothesis that suggests it is like

0:26:060:26:10

a start and they will move on and

they will often progress to doing

0:26:100:26:15

sadistic violence towards human

beings.

The Metropolitan police do

0:26:150:26:20

not know who the cat killer is.

There have been no arrests and there

0:26:200:26:25

are no specific suspects. Jane's

hope is that there is a breakthrough

0:26:250:26:29

soon before more cats are killed.

Graham Satchel, BBC News.

0:26:290:26:37

That is such a grim story.

It is such a worry. Hopefully they

0:26:370:26:42

will get to the bottom of that one.

0:26:420:26:44

Hopefully they will get

to the bottom of that one.

0:26:440:26:46

It was the Skeleton team

which provided most of Team GBs

0:26:460:26:49

medals at the Winter Olympics.

0:26:490:26:50

And John is at the training centre

where it was all masterminded.

0:26:500:26:55

The thing is, what is amazing about

this is there is no snow or ice

0:26:550:27:00

there.

And we don't even have a full track,

0:27:000:27:04

it is starting track.

Good John. Maybe we will get some

0:27:040:27:09

snow in the next couple of days. We

are at the University of Bath, the

0:27:090:27:14

home of the skeleton team. This is

the push start track. Athletes will

0:27:140:27:20

do this thousands of times in their

career. They will fire off down the

0:27:200:27:26

track. There is a Flickr down at the

end. You go all the way up to the

0:27:260:27:31

top and slide back down again. This

is the nerve centre. They have got

0:27:310:27:36

electronics and computers to keep an

eye on things. We know from watching

0:27:360:27:41

athletes like Lizzie Yarnold just

how important the start is. This is

0:27:410:27:45

what they go on, this is what they

take their life in their hands on

0:27:450:27:50

and fire down below circuits around

the world. In PyeongChang they are

0:27:500:27:55

on something like this, although

this runs on wheels, it is for

0:27:550:27:59

training purposes. I will tell

0:27:590:31:21

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

0:31:210:31:24

Now though it's back

to Dan and Louise.

0:31:240:31:26

Bye for now.

0:31:260:31:27

Hello this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

0:31:270:31:30

We'll bring you all the latest news

and sport in a moment,

0:31:300:31:33

but also on Breakfast this morning:

0:31:330:31:41

She wins gold again!

0:31:430:31:46

It's been a Winter Olympics

to remember, and Team GB is heading

0:31:460:31:49

home with a record medals haul.

0:31:490:31:50

We'll be looking back

with one of the stars,

0:31:500:31:52

slopestyler James Woods.

0:31:520:31:54

The Beast from the East

is on its way.

0:31:540:31:57

Winter returns with

a vengeance this week.

0:31:570:31:58

We'll bring you the latest

advice on how to stay safe

0:31:580:32:01

during the big freeze.

0:32:010:32:04

Also this morning,

she was the reason a King

0:32:040:32:06

gave up his throne.

0:32:060:32:07

Now a new book about Wallis Simpson

suggests she was actually

0:32:070:32:10

in love with someone else.

0:32:100:32:12

We'll speak to biographer

Andrew Morton about his revelations.

0:32:120:32:19

Good morning, here's

a summary of today's main

0:32:190:32:21

stories from BBC News.

0:32:210:32:26

Legislation to crack down on

expensive energy bills is being

0:32:260:32:29

introduced in Parliament today. The

government says it will protect 11

0:32:290:32:33

million people from paying high

tariffs. With average savings of

0:32:330:32:37

around £300. Other are concerned it

will reduce competition among

0:32:370:32:40

suppliers.

0:32:400:32:43

Two people remain in a critical

condition after an explosion in

0:32:430:32:47

Leicester. Emergency crews have

spent the night searching through

0:32:470:32:49

the remains of a shop in the city

centre which was destroyed as a

0:32:490:32:54

result of a blast on Sunday night.

Police have said they do not think

0:32:540:32:58

the incident was related to

terrorism. We can show you the scene

0:32:580:33:03

live from better this morning, it's

still rather dramatic to look at,

0:33:030:33:08

firefighters are still in the area.

We expect a press conference in

0:33:080:33:11

around half an hour from the police

so we'll will bring you that and we

0:33:110:33:16

speak to a couple of eyewitnesses,

one who lives around the corner and

0:33:160:33:20

one Across

0:33:200:33:25

one Across to street, and it is

beginning to snow there as well.

0:33:250:33:28

Jeremy Corbyn will outline

the Labour party's position

0:33:280:33:29

on Brexit this morning.

0:33:290:33:31

In a speech, he is expected

to say the UK should keep

0:33:310:33:33

a customs union with the EU,

allowing businesses tariff-free

0:33:330:33:36

access to European markets.

0:33:360:33:38

Theresa May has said the country

should leave the customs union

0:33:380:33:41

after Brexit so it can

negotiate its own trade deals.

0:33:410:33:46

The Syrian government has been

accused of using chemical weapons

0:33:460:33:49

in the rebel held area

of Eastern Ghouta.

0:33:490:33:51

Doctors say several people have

suffered symptoms consistent

0:33:510:33:54

with exposure to chlorine gas.

0:33:540:33:56

Fresh air strikes and heavy clashes

have been reported in the area

0:33:560:33:59

despite a UN security council

resolution calling for a ceasefire.

0:33:590:34:05

70% of people born from the early

1980s to the mid '90s,

0:34:050:34:09

the so-called millenials,

will be obese or overweight

0:34:090:34:12

by the time they reach 40

according to new research.

0:34:120:34:17

That would make them the most

overweight generation

0:34:170:34:18

since records began.

0:34:180:34:21

Cancer Research UK is launching

a nationwide campaign to raise

0:34:210:34:24

awareness about the link

between obesity and cancer.

0:34:240:34:32

Those are some of the main news

stories. The end of the Winter

0:34:340:34:40

Olympics, we can't go to Pyongyang

any more.

Sorry about that, it was a

0:34:400:34:43

great success. Talking about medals,

and the silverware, Manchester City

0:34:430:34:50

I think are going to accumulate a

lot of trophies. Pep Guardiola came

0:34:500:34:56

into

0:34:560:35:01

into Manchester City to mastermind a

dominant of European football and

0:35:010:35:03

this is a step on that path. They

look like they could win the

0:35:030:35:10

Champions League and they are 13

points clear in the Premier League.

0:35:100:35:16

This the first trophy

of Pep Guardiola city's career.

0:35:160:35:18

Sergio Aguero, with their opener.

0:35:180:35:22

Before City captain Vincent Kompany

scored an emotional second goal -

0:35:220:35:26

he's been out injured for much

of the season.

0:35:260:35:32

David Silva added a third.

0:35:320:35:34

Pep pleased to get off the mark

after a trophy-less first season

0:35:340:35:37

in English football.

0:35:370:35:41

I am so happy but I am part

of Manchester City so every title

0:35:410:35:44

we won or we won in the past,

you are part of the group,

0:35:440:35:48

said that is why I am so happy

for Manchester City because I cannot

0:35:480:35:51

forget how they took care of me last

season when it was not so good

0:35:510:35:56

in terms of results and titles.

0:35:560:36:03

Manchester United have moved

back into second place

0:36:030:36:05

in the Premier League after beating

Chelsea 2-1.

0:36:050:36:08

United had to come from behind

but Jesse Lingard's header earned

0:36:080:36:10

them the three points.

0:36:100:36:14

Chelsea have slipped to fifth

and are outside the Champions League

0:36:140:36:16

places with just ten games remaning.

0:36:160:36:20

Antonio Conte admit it could be

harder to make the top four.

0:36:200:36:25

Not because it is Chelsea,

very special because we beat

0:36:250:36:27

the champions, we beat a fantastic

team that is very difficult to beat

0:36:270:36:31

and because these three points

are the points that keep us

0:36:310:36:33

in the second position,

which is the position

0:36:330:36:38

we are fighting for.

0:36:380:36:43

Harry Kane said he's scoring quicker

than expected after notching

0:36:430:36:48

the 150th goal of his club career.

0:36:480:36:50

He's scored 24 this season

in the league alone.

0:36:500:36:52

Celtic have restored

a nine-point lead at the top

0:36:520:36:55

of the Scottish Premiership

after beating Aberdeen

0:36:550:36:57

2-0 at Pittodrie.

0:36:570:36:58

Moussa Dembele was involved in both

goals, scoring the first before

0:36:580:37:01

setting up Kieran Tierney

for their second.

0:37:010:37:09

The chair of UK Sport,

Dame Katherine Grainger,

0:37:110:37:13

insists that the British haul

of five medals at the

0:37:130:37:17

Winter Olympics does

represent a good investment.

0:37:170:37:20

Sports like basketball have

questioned whether winter sports

0:37:200:37:22

deserve nearly £30 million

in funding when they receive none.

0:37:220:37:28

The Team GB athletes are in the air

at the moment as they fly

0:37:280:37:30

back from South Korea.

0:37:300:37:31

They're due to land

at Heathrow just after midday.

0:37:310:37:39

There is an amazing reaction from

people who see the Olympic games,

0:37:400:37:43

whether they love sport or they

don't follow sport. I think it's so

0:37:430:37:47

much more complicated than just,

that medal gusts that many million

0:37:470:37:51

or otherwise. The money you see

their buys into a huge system of

0:37:510:37:56

sport throughout the country and

there is huge benefits from there.

0:37:560:38:00

She will be with us after 730.

There is a lot of money spent. Those

0:38:000:38:08

skeletons are 6.5 million.

That's a

lot of money, but it is the

0:38:080:38:14

technology.

It's the sharing of

information across sports as well,

0:38:140:38:17

skeleton had a great success but

bobsleigh didn't, so is there a more

0:38:170:38:25

effective way of sharing

information? It will be interesting

0:38:250:38:26

to hear from her at half past seven.

0:38:260:38:31

Six Nations Rugby have asked England

and Scotland to explain the clash

0:38:310:38:34

between team members

before their match at

0:38:340:38:35

Murrayfield on Saturday.

0:38:350:38:36

England's Owen Farrell

and Scotland's Ryan Wilson appeared

0:38:360:38:38

to clash in the entrance

to the tunnel before

0:38:380:38:40

Scotland's victory.

0:38:400:38:45

This is the much that Scotland won,

they dominated, beating England.

0:38:450:38:48

Once the respective camps

give their reply, Six Nations Rugby

0:38:480:38:51

will decide if any further

action is needed.

0:38:510:38:53

Meanwhile in the Women's Tournament,

Ireland have moved to third place

0:38:530:38:55

after a 35-12 win over Wales.

0:38:550:38:57

Claire Molloy scored two

tries as the Irish pulled

0:38:570:38:59

away in the second half.

0:38:590:39:02

England captain Eoin Morgan hailed

the return of Ben Stokes

0:39:020:39:05

to the team, but the all-rounder,

playing for the first time

0:39:050:39:08

since being charged with affray,

couldn't prevent England losing

0:39:080:39:10

the first one-day international

against New Zealand.

0:39:100:39:11

Stokes took two wickets

but the Black Caps managed to chase

0:39:110:39:14

down their target in the final over.

0:39:140:39:18

The next game takes place

in Tauranga on Wednesday.

0:39:180:39:24

And there was a birdie

of a different kind on the PGA tour

0:39:240:39:27

at Palm Beach in Florida.

0:39:270:39:28

This is Tiger Woods.

0:39:280:39:30

He's hit plenty of birdies

in his career, a few eagles too.

0:39:300:39:33

Dare say he's never hit a goose.

0:39:330:39:41

No animals were harmed in the making

of this film! Probably a little bit

0:39:430:39:47

uncomfortable but he strolls off, he

looks fairly happy. Just goes to

0:39:470:39:54

show that he's firing all cylinders!

He's playing all very well. Rory

0:39:540:40:02

McIlroy says he has never seen him

playing so well when he had around

0:40:020:40:06

with him. If Rory McIlroy says that,

and a goose can contest to it! He's

0:40:060:40:11

playing well at the moment.

0:40:110:40:15

We just want to bring you up-to-date

with some news from the explosion in

0:40:150:40:18

Leicester, there has been an press

conference and we understand that

0:40:180:40:23

four people are confirmed to have

died in the explosion. These are the

0:40:230:40:28

pictures that we can see, there is

an ongoing investigation at the

0:40:280:40:33

moment.

0:40:330:40:38

moment. Leicestershire Fire And

Rescue Services, East Midlands

0:40:380:40:40

Ambulance Service and Leicestershire

police all responded to reports of

0:40:400:40:44

this explosion and fire at a

building in Hinckley Road at around

0:40:440:40:47

last night. Just to confirm what

we've heard from the police this

0:40:470:40:52

morning, they say there are four

confirmed fatalities and four people

0:40:520:40:58

remained in hospital. One of those

four has serious injuries. A bit of

0:40:580:41:03

a quote from the superintendent

Shane O'Neill, he said there were an

0:41:030:41:06

large tub of resources from various

agencies in place and they will be

0:41:060:41:12

there throughout the day. We will

sort our reporter later on. We will

0:41:120:41:16

also talk to some eyewitnesses who

spoke about the enormity of the

0:41:160:41:20

explosion and how they fought it

could have been an earthquake. They

0:41:200:41:26

went on to say that once the site is

deemed to be safe, a joint

0:41:260:41:30

investigation with the letter

further and rescue -- Leicestershire

0:41:300:41:35

Fire And Rescue Services will look

around at the circumstances which

0:41:350:41:41

are not being linked to terrorism at

this stage. Four people compelled to

0:41:410:41:44

have died last night. -- are

confirmed to have died.

0:41:440:41:54

Starbucks is going to start

charging an extra 5p

0:41:540:41:56

if you want a takeaway cup.

0:41:560:41:58

Steph's got more on this.

0:41:580:41:59

Morning, Steph.

0:41:590:42:00

Yes, it's the first coffee company

to try this and it will come

0:42:000:42:03

in from this morning in 35

stores across London.

0:42:030:42:05

It's all to do with trying

to reduce the amount of waste

0:42:050:42:08

we throw away every year.

0:42:080:42:14

In 2015 the government scheme

of a 5p charge on plastic bags

0:42:140:42:17

caused an 83% fall in their use.

0:42:170:42:24

We asked people in Manchester

whether they would pay an extra 5p

0:42:240:42:27

for a disposable coffee cup.

0:42:270:42:35

I'm addicted to coffee, so, yeah.

Definitely.

I would pay 10p.

I think

0:42:350:42:42

it a good idea. There's too much

waste at blue it would be fine, not

0:42:420:42:46

an issue. It's whether people would

still recycle those or whether they

0:42:460:42:50

would we use them or whether they

would go in the bin again, I don't

0:42:500:42:53

know.

I don't think it will make a

difference in privately, it might

0:42:530:42:57

make some money off people, it an

inconvenience but it's not good to

0:42:570:43:00

change the world, 5p more expensive.

I go to buy my own reusable cup

0:43:000:43:06

because that will contribute to this

waste to the rabbit and I think

0:43:060:43:09

that's what Starbucks is trying to

incentivise people to do.

Thinking

0:43:090:43:14

about it, everyone complains about

it but they still pay it, so if you

0:43:140:43:18

like copy your pay the 5p I think

everybody needs to get behind it,

0:43:180:43:22

the retells and the consumer, I had

a bag that I take with me and I have

0:43:220:43:31

a cup that I take with me, there's

no difference.

0:43:310:43:33

We can talk now to Simon Redfern

from Starbucks, he joins us from one

0:43:330:43:36

of the branches where they're

bringing in the charge.

0:43:360:43:39

Why have you gone with charging

customers more if they use a

0:43:390:43:42

disposable cup, rather than giving

them a discount if they use a

0:43:420:43:47

reusable one?

We've had the discount

of 25p for about 20 years. What

0:43:470:43:55

we've found is it hasn't really

moved the needle in terms of people

0:43:550:44:00

reusing cups in the way that we

thought. We have 1.8% of customers

0:44:000:44:04

who use one of these things, and

reusable cup, and we want to

0:44:040:44:08

increase the number.

When one of

your rivals brought in a discount of

0:44:080:44:13

50p, which research suggests would

make a difference to consumer

0:44:130:44:21

behaviour, will you do that and much

more rivals?

We did 50p in 2016 at a

0:44:210:44:30

discount, for three months. And it

didn't move the needle. We found

0:44:300:44:33

that we got customers, a few more

customers using it, we were about

0:44:330:44:38

1.8% of all of our customers, then

we dropped it back to 25% and they

0:44:380:44:43

didn't fall away, they kept using

the cup. So what we think it is, if

0:44:430:44:47

we can make a psychological change

for people, and say actually, we

0:44:470:44:51

really want you to use reusable, you

get 25p off, but if you don't, you

0:44:510:44:56

will be charged for it, that might

make people charge for reusable.

A

0:44:560:45:03

lot of people perhaps don't realise

when they get a takeaway cup that it

0:45:030:45:07

is not recyclable. It's because it

is difficult to recycle, why can't

0:45:070:45:12

you use cups that are easier to

recycle?

0:45:120:45:19

This is the cup and it has a lining

that makes it safe and keeps to the

0:45:250:45:32

heat. We have to get a solution to

that. We are working on that.

0:45:320:45:35

If you bring your cup to the store,

we can recycle it. People are using

0:45:380:45:44

their own cups and we are getting

the recycling element right as well.

0:45:440:45:50

It is an 35 stores in London and we

throw away 2.5 billion cups every

0:45:500:45:56

year, so is this much of a

commitment?

This is a big experiment

0:45:560:46:01

for us. We are the first ones we

think who have ever done this. We

0:46:010:46:06

are working with a third party

called Harvard, and they are doing a

0:46:060:46:12

study into this. They are looking at

the way the customers react and the

0:46:120:46:19

way the behaviour change works. We

will share that, with any

0:46:190:46:24

competitor, with government, with

anyone in Europe, we will share that

0:46:240:46:27

with them and we will take a

decision about where it goes from

0:46:270:46:30

there.

What will happen to the money

you make from it?

That all goes

0:46:300:46:35

straight to this NGO, an

environmental charity. They have

0:46:350:46:39

worked with us before and a lot of

other companies to see if we can get

0:46:390:46:45

more people recycling cups outside

stores. They will give all of the

0:46:450:46:49

proceeds to this to run this

campaign.

Simon Redfern from

0:46:490:46:54

Starbucks on their new charge on

their takeaway cuts. Interesting to

0:46:540:46:59

talk about that. And if you need

one, you need it this week because

0:46:590:47:08

it is called this morning and it

will get colder throughout the week.

0:47:080:47:12

Good morning.

0:47:120:47:17

And that is also not because of the

drop in temperature, but also the

0:47:170:47:21

winter chill. This week we will see

disruptive snow in the UK. Bitter

0:47:210:47:28

winds accentuate that cold field.

There will be frost and eyes and

0:47:280:47:33

also some sunshine. We are dragging

in cold air all the way from

0:47:330:47:37

Siberia. You can see how cold it is

in Europe generally. This easterly

0:47:370:47:43

wind is coming from a cold direction

and it brings snow this week.

0:47:430:47:48

Already we have got snow showers

affecting eastern parts of the UK.

0:47:480:47:52

During the day some of those will

get over towards the West, and some

0:47:520:47:58

of us will see a dusting of snow.

Today it is going to be cloudy and

0:47:580:48:04

it will feel cold. These are the

maximum temperature in towns and

0:48:040:48:10

city, freezing in the Midlands.

Overnight snow showers had down into

0:48:100:48:17

the Channel Islands and more

significant snow in North East

0:48:170:48:21

Scotland and England. Once again it

will be a cold night and there will

0:48:210:48:26

be a widespread frost. As we head

into tomorrow, and tonight as well,

0:48:260:48:31

the Met Office has an amber weather

warning. Be prepared for disruption

0:48:310:48:35

because of the snow. The areas this

warning covers for Tuesday are in

0:48:350:48:41

parts of North East England, the

Midlands, and also in the South East

0:48:410:48:46

corner. That is Tuesday, but the Met

Office has an amber weather warning

0:48:460:48:51

out on Wednesday. That is across

northern and eastern Scotland and

0:48:510:48:58

North East England. Again the risk

of disruption due to the amount of

0:48:580:49:01

snowfall. Back to today and we are

looking at the snow coming in,

0:49:010:49:09

sorry, Tuesday. Some of that will be

moving across the Midlands toward

0:49:090:49:14

the south West. Further west it will

be drier and brighter, but it will

0:49:140:49:17

be a breezy day as well, so some of

the snow will be blowing around.

0:49:170:49:24

These temperatures are indicative of

towns and cities. Maximum

0:49:240:49:29

temperatures again barely breaking

freezing. In the countryside we will

0:49:290:49:32

be lucky if we break freezing. On

Wednesday significant snow in the

0:49:320:49:37

north and east of Scotland and North

East England and that will be

0:49:370:49:43

pushing eastwards. A significant

wind-chill during the course of

0:49:430:49:46

Wednesday. These are the

temperatures on your thermometer,

0:49:460:49:52

but as you step out this is how it

will feel, much colder. -10 in parts

0:49:520:49:58

of Scotland. I'd then the amount of

snowfall that will be settling is

0:49:580:50:04

this, 20 centimetres in the North.

The reason there is a disparity is

0:50:040:50:10

because it is coming in in lines. If

you are in line with that snow, you

0:50:100:50:16

will see a lot. On Thursday this

weather system comes up from the

0:50:160:50:22

south and bumps into the cold air

and we are likely to see a period of

0:50:220:50:27

heavy snow heading northwards. The

exact timing and position of this

0:50:270:50:32

could change, but the isobars are

close together and we could be

0:50:320:50:36

looking at drifting snow and

blizzards in parts of the South. For

0:50:360:50:40

Thursday and Friday that will move

northwards. A lot going on with the

0:50:400:50:45

weather, if you are travelling,

please keep watching the weather

0:50:450:50:48

forecast.

0:50:480:50:53

It looks like it will be a difficult

week for Google, but I know you will

0:50:530:50:57

be looking after us.

0:50:570:51:03

be looking after us. As temperatures

continue to plummet, the so-called

0:51:030:51:05

beast from the East arrives.

0:51:050:51:14

We would love you to send us a

photograph. We will show as many as

0:51:190:51:26

we can this week.

0:51:260:51:29

You can email us at

[email protected]

0:51:290:51:31

or share your thoughts with other

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0:51:310:51:34

And you can tweet about

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0:51:380:51:46

And stay safe, everybody. Can we

show you how cold it is by showing

0:51:500:51:55

you John Maguire jumping up and

down?

0:51:550:52:00

With the Winter Olympics

over in Pyeongchang,

0:52:000:52:02

and British Athletes heading home

with a record number of medals,

0:52:020:52:04

you might be feeling inspired

to head to a local ice rink,

0:52:040:52:07

or even try your hand at curling.

0:52:070:52:09

But it was the skeleton team

which provided GB with most

0:52:090:52:11

of its success at the games.

0:52:110:52:17

And this is where they train.

Absolutely, this is the push, start

0:52:170:52:23

track. They screamed down 1.5

kilometres of ice and it looks

0:52:230:52:29

terrifying, but this is where they

practice at the University of Bath.

0:52:290:52:34

The sledge is on wheels, on runners,

not on ice. It uses gravity to bring

0:52:340:52:39

the athletes back down and they will

use this thousands of times during

0:52:390:52:44

their career. Let's talk to some of

the team based here at the

0:52:440:52:47

university. You are the performance

director.

Head of performance.

Three

0:52:470:52:55

out of the available six medals is a

good return.

Amazing. Put that into

0:52:550:53:01

the context of 50 medals available

and that is phenomenal. And winning

0:53:010:53:07

three gold medals on the spin is

equally amazing.

And Shelley got the

0:53:070:53:13

silver before that so you have done

well in the progression. What works

0:53:130:53:18

between Britain and skeleton? Why

are we doing so well?

Something

0:53:180:53:23

unique. We have got a formula that

works. This is as close as we get to

0:53:230:53:29

ice in the UK, so we have to look at

every single aspect of the programme

0:53:290:53:33

and how we do things. We have got a

small team that works really well

0:53:330:53:38

together and we are committed and

the athletes were ultra hard behind

0:53:380:53:42

the scenes as well. It is the whole

package. The vision, the support of

0:53:420:53:47

UK sport and the national lottery.

You are hoping to go to China.

What

0:53:470:53:54

was your background? I was a

heptathlete. I competed for GB

0:53:540:53:58

Juniors when I was a heptathlete,

but I struggled with injuries.

What

0:53:580:54:04

do you think of this crazy sport?

Well, I got into it through a talent

0:54:040:54:13

ID search.

These guys find you as a

heptathlete and said, have a go at

0:54:130:54:17

this?

Yes, then they took us on ice

to see what we thought of it and it

0:54:170:54:25

was a crazy experience. Some people

loved it, some people hated it. I

0:54:250:54:30

loved it and here I am now.

You are

a former sailor which I found

0:54:300:54:35

surprising. What is it about this

sport that you enjoy?

The

0:54:350:54:40

adrenaline. You don't have a run

without it. Starting at the top,

0:54:400:54:46

sprinting as fast as you can, then

you have to make sure that your load

0:54:460:54:50

onto the sled is perfect to get the

most amount of speed out of the

0:54:500:54:53

push. As you lie there and steered

the speed builds and builds and the

0:54:530:54:59

adrenaline bills as well and you get

to the end and quite often you are

0:54:590:55:03

shaking because there is so much

adrenaline.

Where did you watch the

0:55:030:55:07

final last Saturday? Did you get

together?

Everybody who was not at

0:55:070:55:15

the games, we all watched it

together. It was so tense. We were

0:55:150:55:23

screaming, crying, hugging each

other.

We can see Lizzie's Goldman

0:55:230:55:28

ran. How confident were you?

Lizzie

is a championship performer so we

0:55:280:55:35

knew what she could achieve. I think

we were more anxious because as the

0:55:350:55:40

run was progressing we knew it was

good.

It was really exciting.

We

0:55:400:55:49

look forward to seeing you in China.

Can you do me a favour? Do some

0:55:490:55:54

punditry for me. Hold that. They are

letting me have a go. This is a

0:55:540:56:01

triple XL helmet. How many times a

day would you do this?

About 6-8.

I

0:56:010:56:10

have had a few goes. Goodbye,

mother, if this does not work out

0:56:100:56:19

well.

And off he goes. A wonderful

load onto the sled. Perfect form as

0:56:190:56:25

he goes down. And then he will go up

at the end. And that is the best

0:56:250:56:36

bit, and then you come back down

backwards, with no idea of when you

0:56:360:56:41

are going to stop.

0:56:410:56:48

are going to stop.

That was a great

effort. He needed a bit more heave

0:56:480:56:51

at the start.

I am not going to criticise his

0:56:510:56:56

performance in any way. I thought he

was excellent. You are next.

0:56:560:57:03

It does look really fun, but you

have got to be strong and fast.

0:57:030:57:07

What are you saying? Time to get the

news, travel and weather where you

0:57:070:57:12

are.

0:57:120:57:12

news, travel and weather where you

news, travel and weather where you

0:57:120:57:12

are.

0:57:121:00:36

I am back in half an hour.

1:00:361:00:40

Hello this is Breakfast, with

Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin.

1:00:401:00:42

Police confirm four people have died

in an explosion in Leicester.

1:00:421:00:45

A shop was destroyed and fire

engulfed the building.

1:00:451:00:47

Witnesses said it felt

like an earthquake.

1:00:471:00:50

Good morning, it's

Monday 26th February.

1:01:031:01:09

Also this morning, lower energy

bills could be on the way.

1:01:091:01:13

New laws will limit how much energy

companies can charge customers

1:01:131:01:16

but there are warnings it

could stifle competition.

1:01:161:01:19

I'll be speaking to the energy

minister just before 8am.

1:01:191:01:26

Jeremy Corbyn will set out Labour's

new position on Brexit this morning,

1:01:261:01:30

he wants the UK to stay in the

customs union.

1:01:301:01:33

Could this be the first of three

1:01:331:01:34

trophies for Manchester City this

season, as they beat Arsenal

1:01:341:01:37

to lift the League Cup.

1:01:371:01:38

And Carol has the weather.

1:01:381:01:44

Good morning. As we go through the

week, it will get progressively

1:01:441:01:48

colder day by day and the snow

showers will become more significant

1:01:481:01:53

and more widespread day by day as

well. The wind chill making it feel

1:01:531:01:57

on Wednesday in some parts of the UK

as cold as -10 minus 12. More on

1:01:571:02:02

that in 15 minutes.

1:02:021:02:06

Four people have died after

an explosion at a shop in Leicester.

1:02:061:02:10

Emergency crews have spent the night

searching through the remains

1:02:101:02:13

of the building and dozens of nearby

homes have been evacuated.

1:02:131:02:21

Four others are being treated in

hospital. We can go live to the

1:02:211:02:27

scene now. Hopefully you can give us

the latest information, what more

1:02:271:02:32

can you tell us? The latest within

minutes the last five minutes,

1:02:321:02:39

police and Fire Service have talked

about how difficult this rescue have

1:02:391:02:43

been and confirmed the sad news that

four people have died here.

1:02:431:02:47

Superintendent Shane O'Neill is from

Leicestershire police. Tell us a

1:02:471:02:52

little bit about the operation and

what has been happening.

We had a

1:02:521:02:55

report last night of an explosion

and subsequent fire, shop premises

1:02:551:02:59

and a flat on Hinckley Road. The

explosion caused the building to

1:02:591:03:06

collapse and there has been a search

and rescue operation has been going

1:03:061:03:11

on, we thank the community for being

patient with us. But sadly we have

1:03:111:03:17

to confirm four people died as a

result of the explosion.

Do we know

1:03:171:03:20

how they are related to the building

and who the people were?

All I know

1:03:201:03:27

is that is was a shop and it was a

flat and buff, it is still a search

1:03:271:03:31

and rescue operation, -- are flat

above, we are still looking.

The

1:03:311:03:37

Fire Service have talked about the

rescue and local people have tried

1:03:371:03:40

to help rescue people in the

building, and that such a still

1:03:401:03:44

going on?

Yes, I would like to thank

everyone who gave us information and

1:03:441:03:50

tried to help but it is a dangerous

scene and as soon as we could, we

1:03:501:03:53

relieved those months of the

community from helping and got the

1:03:531:03:56

specialist officers in place to do

what they did. Thank you to

1:03:561:04:00

everybody.

Do you have any ideas

what might have caused the

1:04:001:04:03

explosion?

I can't say, there will

be a joint investigation but the key

1:04:031:04:10

priority at this time is to make the

building safe and confirm there is

1:04:101:04:17

no one us we can help.

Thank you

very much, the Fire Service say they

1:04:171:04:23

are still continuing to search the

building despite the smoke coming

1:04:231:04:28

out, and the freezing temperatures.

That search is continuing and they

1:04:281:04:30

have not given up hope of finding

someone else alive.

Thank you for

1:04:301:04:36

the latest. To confirm, four people

have been confirmed dead at that

1:04:361:04:45

explosion in the property and four

others are still in hospital, and

1:04:451:04:48

one of those has serious injuries.

We will bring you the latest on that

1:04:481:04:53

through the morning.

1:04:531:04:55

Legislation to crack

down on expensive energy

1:04:551:04:57

bills is being introduced

to Parliament today.

1:04:571:04:59

The government says it

will protect 11 million people

1:04:591:05:01

from paying high tariffs.

1:05:011:05:02

But there are concerns it will

reduce competition among suppliers.

1:05:021:05:04

Steph has more details.

1:05:041:05:06

The bill is an admission that

encouraging consumers to regularly

1:05:061:05:09

switch energy suppliers hasn't been

as successful as hoped.

1:05:091:05:14

Around a third of UK

households pay default energy

1:05:141:05:17

tariffs, which are usually

the most expensive.

1:05:171:05:20

But from next winter,

new legislation will allow

1:05:201:05:23

the energy regulator Ofgem

to limit how much companies

1:05:231:05:26

can charge customers

for standard variable tariffs.

1:05:261:05:31

The price cap will be enforced

until at least 2021.

1:05:311:05:34

The government says the Domestic Gas

and Electricity Bill will benefit up

1:05:341:05:38

to 11 million people who could make

on average annual

1:05:381:05:42

savings of up to £300.

1:05:421:05:46

Energy UK, which represents gas

and electricity suppliers,

1:05:461:05:49

said it was vital the cap didn't

stifle competition

1:05:491:05:51

in the energy market.

1:05:511:05:59

This is particularly relevant to

this week because we know there is a

1:06:011:06:03

really big cold snap on the way.

It's not going to happen for a while

1:06:031:06:09

but it is significant?

Yes, and it

something we've seen happen with

1:06:091:06:13

prepayment meters, a cap on the

standard variable rate because often

1:06:131:06:18

it is the poorest people in society

and are on these rates. What we see

1:06:181:06:24

from this is an extension of it,

it's not just about prepayment

1:06:241:06:28

meters or people who use the warm

home discounts which of the current

1:06:281:06:31

people who have a cap on the

standard friable rate, it will now

1:06:311:06:36

apply to everyone and a standard

variable rate. It's some time before

1:06:361:06:41

it will come in. It'll make a big

difference to 11 million households

1:06:411:06:46

on this rate, that is the rate that

people end up on when the deal comes

1:06:461:06:51

to an end or they do not come to

choose a new deal and it is often

1:06:511:06:56

most expensive, the government say

we are just not switching. Some

1:06:561:07:00

research was done and more than half

the people don't even know that you

1:07:001:07:03

can switch energy supplies. And we

talk about it all the time. A lot of

1:07:031:07:10

people, they just think, it won't be

much of a muchness, whoever I'm

1:07:101:07:14

with. It's a lot to do with

competition. There are concerns it

1:07:141:07:20

could hinder competition because

there could be a cap so people will

1:07:201:07:26

not switch so people will think

everyone is the same and the energy

1:07:261:07:29

company 's will not have an

incentive to try get your custom by

1:07:291:07:32

reducing prices. But on the whole,

this is to try and make sure people

1:07:321:07:37

are not paying too much for their

energy bills.

Interesting timing as

1:07:371:07:42

well. It's so cold this week.

1:07:421:07:47

Parts of the UK will feel colder

than the Arctic Circle this week

1:07:471:07:50

with widespread snow

and bitterly cold winds.

1:07:501:07:52

Rail companies in East Anglia

say their services

1:07:521:07:54

will end early tonight.

1:07:541:07:55

C2C and Greater Anglia have also

cancelled a number of services

1:07:551:07:58

on Tuesday and Wednesday.

1:07:581:08:00

They urge customers

to check before travelling.

1:08:001:08:02

Carol will have more details

on the weather shortly.

1:08:021:08:09

Well worth paying attention to her

because she has details through the

1:08:101:08:16

next few days, there is some snow

and even blizzards coming on

1:08:161:08:21

Wednesday and Thursday.

1:08:211:08:22

The Syrian government has been

accused of using chemical weapons

1:08:221:08:24

in the rebel held area

of Eastern Ghouta.

1:08:241:08:26

Doctors say several people have

suffered symptoms consistent

1:08:261:08:28

with exposure to chlorine gas.

1:08:281:08:30

Fresh air strikes and heavy clashes

have been reported in the area

1:08:301:08:33

despite a UN security council

resolution calling for a ceasefire.

1:08:331:08:41

The Nigerian force says it has

deployed additional aircraft to

1:08:461:08:50

search for more than 100 missing

schoolgirls. Suspected Boca

1:08:501:08:55

militants --

1:08:551:09:01

militants -- militants kidnapped the

girls last week.

1:09:011:09:04

70% of people born from the early

1980s to the mid '90s,

1:09:041:09:07

the so-called millenials,

will be obese or overweight

1:09:071:09:09

by the time they reach 40

according to new research.

1:09:091:09:12

That would make them the most

overweight generation

1:09:121:09:14

since records began.

1:09:141:09:15

Cancer Research UK is launching

a nationwide campaign to raise

1:09:151:09:17

awareness about the link

between obesity and cancer.

1:09:171:09:23

Put yourself in this position, how

would you react?

1:09:231:09:25

An expedition hoping to complete

the first successful winter ascent

1:09:251:09:28

of the world's second highest peak,

K2, has revealed that one

1:09:281:09:30

of its climbers appears to have

struck out for the summit

1:09:301:09:33

alone, without permission.

1:09:331:09:34

A spokesman told the BBC

that Denis Urubko's move

1:09:341:09:37

had shocked the team.

1:09:371:09:40

But he said they would still try

to support the climber.

1:09:401:09:47

K2 is the only peak over 8000m yet

to be climbed in winter.

1:09:471:09:53

It does seem quite an

extraordinary...

He's gone rogue. I

1:09:531:09:59

think I would be a bit miffed.

If

you are in the team, you're all

1:09:591:10:03

going to go, but we don't know all

the details.

If it's been so

1:10:031:10:06

carefully planned as you imagine it

would be, it's never been done

1:10:061:10:09

before and he breaks off and goes on

his own, I would be a little

1:10:091:10:13

annoyed.

I think we would like to

talk to him when he gets back.

We

1:10:131:10:18

will put in about!

I nearly said BBC Brexit then! Thank

1:10:181:10:24

you for joining us on BBC Breakfast.

1:10:241:10:28

As Brexit negotiations

between the Government

1:10:281:10:29

and the European Union have

progressed, attention has remained

1:10:291:10:31

largely on Theresa May

and how her position could be

1:10:311:10:34

influenced by forces

within her own party.

1:10:341:10:35

But today focus turns to the Labour

party's stance as leader

1:10:351:10:38

Jeremy Corbyn prepares to deliver

a major speech on Brexit,

1:10:381:10:40

in which he's expected to say

the party would stay

1:10:401:10:43

in the customs union.

1:10:431:10:44

The shadow International Trade

Secretary Barry Gardiner joins

1:10:441:10:46

us from Westminster.

1:10:461:10:49

The speech is later but could you

spell out in detail exactly what you

1:10:491:10:54

mean, is it to the customs union, is

it a customs union, what is it?

The

1:10:541:11:02

customs union is a function of the

European treaties, and therefore

1:11:021:11:05

when the leave the European Union,

the treaty is no longer apply. What

1:11:051:11:12

we would be doing is creating a new,

a customs union, that would be with

1:11:121:11:18

input from the both the UK and the

EU with respect to quotas and

1:11:181:11:24

tariffs that we apply to third-party

countries and it would mean that

1:11:241:11:28

there were no tariffs and quotas for

goods that were transferred between

1:11:281:11:32

ourselves, the EU and the UK.

So you

would have to do renegotiate this

1:11:321:11:37

special customs union, would you?

Yes, it's just a customs union, but

1:11:371:11:43

we can't stay in the customs union

which is a function of this

1:11:431:11:47

treaties. We don't want the sort of

customs union agreement that Turkey

1:11:471:11:52

has the EU, negotiating that when it

was about to join the EU many years

1:11:521:11:58

ago, that no longer seems feasible.

That is an asymmetric treaty which

1:11:581:12:04

means that the European Union and up

negotiating for Turkey, and Turkey

1:12:041:12:10

has to liberalise its markets to

third-party countries but has no

1:12:101:12:13

right of access into those countries

in return. We would not want that.

1:12:131:12:17

So what are you saying, so you would

have similar to Turkey but the

1:12:171:12:22

exception would have be that we can

strike our ideals?

Out saying that

1:12:221:12:29

he would come to an agreement the

European Union where both day and we

1:12:291:12:35

adopted -- both they and we adopted

the same tariffs for third party

1:12:351:12:39

countries and we had no tariffs for

goods transferring between

1:12:391:12:42

ourselves.

Can I put to you, and you

will be familiar because these are

1:12:421:12:49

your words, in July 2017, you said,

as a transitional phase, a customs

1:12:491:12:54

union agreement might be thought to

have some merit however as an end

1:12:541:12:58

point it is deeply and attractive,

it would preclude us from making our

1:12:581:13:03

own independent -- deeply

unattractive, it would preclude us

1:13:031:13:05

from making our own independent

trade agreements?

You have to read

1:13:051:13:09

the paragraph before that and the

paragraph after that, I have, go on.

1:13:091:13:17

-- I was referring to a Turkish

style model, not a new

1:13:181:13:26

-- I was referring to a Turkish

style model, not a customs union

1:13:261:13:27

with the EU.

1:13:271:13:27

The problem with the Turkish model

is that asymmetry. We don't want the

1:13:291:13:34

European Union to be able to

negotiate a deal with America,

1:13:341:13:37

perhaps, on our behalf, that was

beneficial to countries in the EU

1:13:371:13:45

but not beneficial to us, in terms

of liberalising our markets to some

1:13:451:13:48

of the things that we do not want

from America. It's very simple, we

1:13:481:13:53

don't want to be taking the rules

from Europe, we want to be

1:13:531:13:57

co-creating those rules in terms of

the third-party arrangements that we

1:13:571:14:00

have with other countries.

Let's go

to the paragraph afterwards, you

1:14:001:14:05

said, 52% who voted to leave the EU

would consider it a con if it was

1:14:051:14:11

out of Europe but still subservient

to its laws and institutions. So how

1:14:111:14:14

do we...

That's precisely the point

I just made, isn't it? That we don't

1:14:141:14:20

want that.

That we ask you a

question, thank you. How do we get

1:14:201:14:26

to this point, the devil is in the

detail? Where we can procreate?

What

1:14:261:14:33

he would do is... This happens in

many customs unions across the

1:14:331:14:38

world. -- where we can co-create.

There are many customs unions across

1:14:381:14:47

world, they have a forum where they

decide on the mandate they would

1:14:471:14:52

have negotiating trade agreements

are third-party countries, and it

1:14:521:14:57

goes off and negotiate a half of all

that parties.

How much of that is

1:14:571:15:02

trying to defeat the government, how

much of this is that?

I would

1:15:021:15:08

welcome defeating the government,

let's

1:15:081:15:10

welcome defeating the government,

but it's not about -- let's be clear

1:15:101:15:14

but it's not about that. It's about

trying to get the best outcome for

1:15:141:15:21

Britain. We respect the referendum

result and we going to leave the

1:15:211:15:24

European Union, that is the same.

But in our manifesto, we said that

1:15:241:15:28

we recognised that there are

benefits from the single market, and

1:15:281:15:32

if it's from having been part of the

European Union customs union, and we

1:15:321:15:37

wanted to retain those benefits.

This is a way in which we can retain

1:15:371:15:41

some of the benefits that we have

had over the past 40 years whilst

1:15:411:15:46

still leaving the European Union,

not being subject to its rules and

1:15:461:15:50

not being paid rules take, that is

why we have Jeremy Su'a date setting

1:15:501:15:58

up the way in which we would

negotiate for Britain in the best --

1:15:581:16:02

Jeremy today setting out the way in

which we would negotiate, a

1:16:021:16:05

different sort of Brexit than the

one from the Tories are saying.

More

1:16:051:16:11

than 80 single members of your --

senior members of your party saying

1:16:111:16:14

the UK should stay the single

market, is that going to the next

1:16:141:16:18

set from Labour?

The point that he

made a that you quoted me on is

1:16:181:16:24

relevant. That is about not being

subservient to the rules made by

1:16:241:16:29

others. The trouble with the single

market, there's many benefits from

1:16:291:16:36

the single market, economic

benefits, and we want access into

1:16:361:16:39

the single market and as much as the

benefits as we can possibly get but

1:16:391:16:44

what we do not want to be subject to

the rules from Europe that the

1:16:441:16:54

European single market would impose

upon us, and if we work to do it in

1:16:541:16:58

the way that some of my college less

jesting, that would mean that we

1:16:581:17:01

were actually -- colleagues were

suggesting, that would mean that we

1:17:011:17:06

were subject to the rules but no

longer around the table when the

1:17:061:17:09

rules were committed. When we were a

member of the EU, we were around the

1:17:091:17:14

table, we influenced the creation of

the rules, it's very different when

1:17:141:17:18

you would say we would just take the

rules from Europe and abide by them

1:17:181:17:22

no matter what without having a say.

That I think is a red line.

Thank

1:17:221:17:27

you to your time.

1:17:271:17:32

You need to pay attention to carol

this week. If you are up and out

1:17:361:17:42

from under the duvet, it is going to

get cold. It looks beautiful in the

1:17:421:17:45

picture, but it will really be to

lead this week.

1:17:451:17:50

picture, but it will really be to

lead this week.

1:17:501:17:53

Good morning. We are looking at some

disruptive snow this week. Each day

1:17:531:17:59

it will become more widespread and

heavier. Bitter winds and a cold

1:17:591:18:04

deal with frost and ice, but there

will be some sunshine as well. All

1:18:041:18:09

this weather is coming from Siberia

and you can see how cold it is

1:18:091:18:16

generally across Europe. An easterly

wind is heading across our shores.

1:18:161:18:22

It will bring snow with it. Already

we have snow showers in eastern

1:18:221:18:26

areas. They will be on and off

during the course of the day. One

1:18:261:18:32

odd two of them make it over to the

west. Generally the West will be

1:18:321:18:37

drier. We will see a bit of

sunshine, but there is cloud across

1:18:371:18:43

the country generally. These are the

maximum temperatures, some places

1:18:431:18:46

not even breaking freezing.

Overnight snow showers come in

1:18:461:18:52

across East Anglia, Kent, and down

towards the Channel Islands. We will

1:18:521:18:57

also have some snow in the North

east of the UK as well. Widespread

1:18:571:19:02

frost tonight, cold weather risk of

ice. The Met Office has issued an

1:19:021:19:07

amber prepared warning, due to the

snow. It starts tonight and it will

1:19:071:19:14

run through some of tomorrow as

well. We have got two areas

1:19:141:19:18

affected. The first is Yorkshire,

Lincolnshire and into the Midlands

1:19:181:19:23

and the second is in parts of the

south-east. These are the areas

1:19:231:19:28

where we could see disruption

because of the snow. We also have

1:19:281:19:32

another amber weather warning, be

prepared, for Wednesday and that is

1:19:321:19:39

for northern Scotland and eastern

England. If you are travelling, take

1:19:391:19:44

extra care. This is not the only

part of the UK that will see snow on

1:19:441:19:48

Wednesday. If we start once again on

Tuesday we have got snow coming in

1:19:481:19:55

across northern England, eastern

Scotland, heading down towards

1:19:551:19:58

Wales, and the second line comes in

across the far south-east. In

1:19:581:20:03

between there will be sunshine, but

it will also feel cold. Temperatures

1:20:031:20:08

struggling to break freezing across

some parts of the UK. Roughly the

1:20:081:20:14

temperatures from freezing to up to

one odd two. On Wednesday all that

1:20:141:20:22

snow means we have a second amber

weather warning for the North of

1:20:221:20:26

Scotland the north-east of England.

Some of the snow gets over towards

1:20:261:20:31

the West. In between there will be

brighter skies, but it will also be

1:20:311:20:36

windy. These are the temperature

values you should see on your

1:20:361:20:41

thermometer, but adding on the

wind-chill means it will feel much

1:20:411:20:44

colder than that. We are not done

with this inclement weather yet.

1:20:441:20:53

These are the snow levels that we

will be looking at settling as we

1:20:531:20:57

had through Wednesday afternoon.

More snow on the cards as well

1:20:571:21:04

because as this system comes up from

the south, it will be windy and

1:21:041:21:09

there will be drifting snow and

possibly blizzards. By the time we

1:21:091:21:13

get into Friday it will all be

moving northwards.

1:21:131:21:16

What a week for Greg James doing his

Sport Relief challenge. He is

1:21:211:21:28

climbing Snowdon today.

At least it will be OK today.

1:21:281:21:33

Support him if you can. Let's have a

look at the front pages.

1:21:331:21:39

The beast from the East makes the

front page of the Daily Mirror.

1:21:391:21:45

In The Times, pictures from the

closing ceremony of the Winter

1:21:451:21:50

Olympics. That is Ivanka Trump and

the North Korean general at the

1:21:501:21:57

closing ceremony. Main story,

embattled universities face limits

1:21:571:22:03

on powers. They will be forced to

act on high pay, grade inflation and

1:22:031:22:07

support for disadvantaged students.

Another picture on the front page of

1:22:071:22:12

the Financial Times. It is

interesting, North Korea and South

1:22:121:22:19

Korea, there is a thawing of

relations around the Winter

1:22:191:22:22

Olympics. On the Telegraph they are

talking about what Jeremy Corbyn

1:22:221:22:29

will say about Brexit. This is a

quote they have taken from David

1:22:291:22:34

Davis. And then a lovely picture of

the colour of the closing Winter

1:22:341:22:37

Olympic games.

Quite a few people talking about the

1:22:371:22:43

hot cross bun crisis.

There are no more races. Yes, there

1:22:431:22:48

are raisins in the world, but

because of a global shortage caused

1:22:481:22:53

by amongst other things the flooding

and the fires in California,

1:22:531:22:57

everything has gone up. A 40% rise

in raising costs. You might not get

1:22:571:23:04

many hot cross buns and if you do,

they may be more expensive.

1:23:041:23:11

Most people's pets are like a member

of the family, and if you've ever

1:23:111:23:14

had one go missing you know how

upsetting it can be.

1:23:141:23:17

So imagine if you then found out it

had been brutally killed.

1:23:171:23:19

Over the past two years there have

been hundreds of horrific cat deaths

1:23:191:23:23

and police think it could be

the work of one person.

1:23:231:23:27

A £10,000 reward is

being offered to help

1:23:271:23:28

catch the cat killer.

1:23:281:23:30

Graham Satchell reports.

1:23:301:23:35

This road is basically

where the first murder

1:23:351:23:40

that we are aware of happened.

1:23:401:23:43

We are driving with Tony Jenkins,

founder of an animal rescue charity.

1:23:431:23:46

He is taking us to

where it all started.

1:23:461:23:51

The body was left on a

neighbour's doorstep.

1:23:511:23:54

How many cases have

you now encountered?

1:23:541:23:58

We are over 450 now.

1:23:581:24:00

450?

1:24:001:24:02

Yes.

1:24:021:24:04

It was along this path,

an old railway line,

1:24:041:24:08

that the first attack happened over

two years ago.

1:24:081:24:11

Tony has been working

with the Metropolitan police,

1:24:111:24:13

investigating each report

of a suspicious cat death.

1:24:131:24:21

He needs to be caught

because he is bringing

1:24:281:24:30

horror to people's lives.

1:24:301:24:31

Most people consider their cat

as part of the family,

1:24:311:24:34

it is like losing a child,

and it is devastating.

1:24:341:24:36

The attacks began two-and-a-half

years ago in an area around Croydon

1:24:361:24:39

in south London and since then cats

have been killed all around

1:24:391:24:41

the M25 in Kent, Essex,

Hertfordshire and further afield,

1:24:411:24:44

Manchester, Liverpool,

Sheffield and Portsmouth.

1:24:441:24:45

All the pets have been

attacked in the same way.

1:24:451:24:50

What is so horrifying is not just

that so many have been killed,

1:24:501:24:55

but in every case they have been

dismembered and the body parts left

1:24:551:24:58

deliberately to be discovered.

1:24:581:25:04

You could not help but love him,

he had these massive green eyes.

1:25:041:25:07

He was just a boy,

he would come bowling in.

1:25:071:25:11

He was great.

1:25:111:25:19

Jayne's cat Taz was found mutilated

in her neighbour's garden.

1:25:211:25:27

It was devastating, horrific,

and I think everybody

1:25:271:25:29

who saw him has been scarred.

1:25:291:25:31

I think you can never erase

that out of your memory.

1:25:311:25:33

I cannot get that round my head,

why someone would want to be

1:25:331:25:37

so vindictive to any animal

and to hurt loving

1:25:371:25:39

families with their pets.

1:25:391:25:42

I don't understand it.

1:25:421:25:45

This person, if it is one

person, I think that is

1:25:451:25:48

what the police suspect,

is displaying psychopathic traits.

1:25:481:25:51

For forensic psychologist

Coral Dando there are uncomfortable

1:25:511:25:55

echoes of history here.

1:25:551:25:58

Animal cruelty is a recognised

starting point for

1:25:581:26:00

more horrific crimes.

1:26:001:26:03

People that start with extreme

violence towards animals do progress

1:26:031:26:06

and there is a progression

hypothesis that suggests

1:26:061:26:09

it is like a start and they will

move on and they will often progress

1:26:091:26:13

to doing sadistic violence

towards human beings.

1:26:131:26:20

The Metropolitan police do not know

who the cat killer is.

1:26:201:26:23

There have been no arrests

and there are no specific suspects.

1:26:231:26:27

Jayne's hope is that there

is a breakthrough soon before

1:26:271:26:31

more cats are killed.

1:26:311:26:34

Graham Satchel, BBC News.

1:26:341:26:42

It is a worrying story. It is, I

know there are a lot of cat owners

1:26:421:26:49

who watch this programme. It is a

bit like a public service. Time to

1:26:491:26:53

get the news, travel and weather

get the news, travel and weather

1:26:531:30:12

Now though it's back

to Dan and Louise.

1:30:121:30:18

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

1:30:181:30:24

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

1:30:241:30:27

Police have confirmed this morning

that four people have

1:30:271:30:30

died after an explosion

at a shop in Leicester.

1:30:301:30:33

Emergency crews have spent the night

searching through the remains

1:30:331:30:35

of the building and dozens of nearby

homes have been evacuated.

1:30:351:30:39

Four others are being

treated in hospital.

1:30:391:30:44

Within the last hour the police gave

this update on the explosion.

1:30:441:30:49

My colleagues from the Fire Service

are keen to make sure we rescue

1:30:491:30:52

as many people as we can do,

unfortunately at this moment in time

1:30:521:30:55

we have confirmed four people have

died in the fire and explosion,

1:30:551:30:58

and there are four still being

treated in hospital for injuries.

1:30:581:31:01

Do you believe there

are still people trapped inside?

1:31:011:31:03

It's still a search

and rescue operation,

1:31:031:31:05

I wouldn't want to say that.

1:31:051:31:06

It's important to try and find

as many people as possible.

1:31:061:31:09

You mentioned there are people

who are still missing outstanding?

1:31:091:31:11

At this moment in time,

from the information we have,

1:31:111:31:14

we can't confirm the whereabouts

of everybody so if anyone has family

1:31:141:31:17

members or if anyone

is concerned about anyone,

1:31:171:31:19

please contact Leicestershire police

on 101 and they can get

1:31:191:31:23

through to the right place so we can

take their details.

1:31:231:31:30

That of the superintendent at the

scene. John Alexander, a BBC

1:31:301:31:34

journalist, lives nearby and had

explosion, can you tell us what you

1:31:341:31:41

heard and saw at 7pm last night?

I

was sitting in the house which, if

1:31:411:31:47

you can see the fire engine, the

Green building behind me, I live on

1:31:471:31:51

that street. There was a noise that

sounded like had lit the pilot light

1:31:511:31:58

of a house sized boiler, there was a

big push and a release of pressure,

1:31:581:32:04

and that was followed by a shock to

the building, it felt like a tremor

1:32:041:32:08

or an earthquake. My initial thought

was that my boiler was exploding all

1:32:081:32:14

the roof had came down, I ran

outside to be met by all my

1:32:141:32:17

neighbours who seemed to think the

same thing. I run around the corner

1:32:171:32:20

and the building had been blown out

across all four lanes of traffic.

1:32:201:32:25

There was already a lot of activity,

somebody was clearly trying to

1:32:251:32:30

extract somebody from under the

rubble of the building, and shortly

1:32:301:32:35

after that, we all asked to our

houses.

I can see pictures now of

1:32:351:32:41

just after the explosion, lots of

car windows blown out, it was busy

1:32:411:32:45

quite a hefty blast. You said your

initial reaction was to think that

1:32:451:32:52

it was something like an earthquake

tremor but the shop was opened at

1:32:521:32:56

the time, is that right?

I believe

so, I think the shop is open until

1:32:561:33:04

10pm. Most of the shop spiders are

convenience stores or take away so

1:33:041:33:08

most are open until late in the

evening, particularly on a weekend.

1:33:081:33:14

What is the seem like they're? --

what is the seem like now? We know

1:33:141:33:20

that sadly for people have died,

there are others in hospital, have

1:33:201:33:25

they given an indication how long it

will take to clear the scene?

Not to

1:33:251:33:29

me, I spent a little bit of time

trying to find out whether we could

1:33:291:33:35

get back into warehouses. I was told

that nobody really knows anything,

1:33:351:33:38

they were not prepared to tell us

what the cause of the explosion was.

1:33:381:33:43

I spoke to Leicestershire police at

4:30am, to see when we could get

1:33:431:33:50

back in the house, we they said that

we could now come back, the power is

1:33:501:33:57

restored and I have checked on my

neighbours, we can go home but when

1:33:571:34:05

there is going to be cleared debris,

I don't know, there is still a fire

1:34:051:34:11

burning there.

There is snow at the

scene there. That's the very latest

1:34:111:34:15

we have from Leicester. We can

confirm that that explosion took

1:34:151:34:20

place at 7pm in a shop in Leicester,

four people known to have died, a

1:34:201:34:26

number of others, four in hospital

and one of those is seriously ill.

1:34:261:34:31

If we get any more detail we will

bring it to you.

1:34:311:34:34

Legislation to crack

down on expensive energy

1:34:341:34:35

bills is being introduced

in Parliament today.

1:34:351:34:37

The government says it will protect

11 million people from paying high

1:34:371:34:40

tariffs with average

savings of around £300.

1:34:401:34:44

But there are concerns it will

reduce competition among suppliers.

1:34:441:34:49

Jeremy Corbyn will outline

the Labour party's position

1:34:491:34:51

on Brexit this morning.

1:34:511:34:53

In a speech, he is expected

to say the UK should keep

1:34:531:34:56

a customs union with the EU,

allowing businesses tariff-free

1:34:561:35:00

access to European markets.

1:35:001:35:03

Theresa May has said the country

should leave the customs union

1:35:031:35:05

after Brexit so it can

negotiate its own trade deals.

1:35:051:35:10

Within the past hour,

Labour's Shadow International Trade

1:35:101:35:12

Secretary Barry Gardiner explained

Labour's new position.

1:35:121:35:20

What we don't want is for the

European Union, let's say, to be

1:35:231:35:25

able to negotiate a deal with

America, perhaps, on our behalf.

1:35:251:35:32

That was beneficial to countries in

the EU but not beneficial to us, in

1:35:321:35:37

times of liberalising our markets to

some of the things that we don't

1:35:371:35:40

want from America. It's very simple,

we don't want to be taking the rules

1:35:401:35:46

from Europe, we want to be

co-creating those rules, in terms of

1:35:461:35:50

the third-party arrangements that we

have with other countries.

1:35:501:35:53

Parts of the UK will feel colder

than the Arctic Circle this week

1:35:531:35:56

with widespread snow

and bitterly cold winds.

1:35:561:35:58

Rail companies in East Anglia

say their services

1:35:581:36:00

will end early tonight.

1:36:001:36:01

C2C and Greater Anglia have also

cancelled a number of services

1:36:011:36:04

on Tuesday and Wednesday.

1:36:041:36:07

They urge customers

to check before travelling.

1:36:071:36:10

Carol will have more details

on the weather shortly.

1:36:101:36:17

The Syrian government has been

accused of using chemical weapons

1:36:171:36:18

70% of people born from the early

1980s to the mid '90s,

1:36:251:36:27

the so-called millenials,

will be obese or overweight

1:36:271:36:29

by the time they reach 40

according to new research.

1:36:291:36:32

That would make them the most

overweight generation

1:36:321:36:34

since records began.

1:36:341:36:35

Cancer Research UK is launching

a nationwide campaign to raise

1:36:351:36:37

awareness about the link

between obesity and cancer.

1:36:371:36:45

You are up-to-date with the latest

news. We know it's going to be

1:36:471:36:50

called, we will have details

shortly.

1:36:501:36:55

They say winning becomes a habit and

Manchester City are becoming very

1:36:551:36:58

good at it, they are on course to

win three trophies. They beat

1:36:581:37:07

Arsenal in the League Cup, fair to

say Arsenal helped them, they were

1:37:071:37:11

average yesterday. That is why Pep

Guardiola came in, to win

1:37:111:37:15

silverware. We know the investment

that the club has had, they have

1:37:151:37:18

been playing very well in the

Champions League, so that could be

1:37:181:37:22

another piece of silverware. And the

Premier League title likely, they

1:37:221:37:27

are 13 points clear. This could be

the first of money. -- first of

1:37:271:37:32

many.

1:37:321:37:36

This the first trophy

of Pep Guardiola city's career.

1:37:361:37:38

Sergio Aguero, with their opener.

1:37:381:37:39

Before City captain Vincent Kompany

scored an emotional second goal -

1:37:391:37:42

he's been out injured for much

of the season.

1:37:421:37:44

David Silva added a third.

1:37:441:37:49

Pep pleased to get off the mark

after a trophy-less first season

1:37:491:37:51

in English football.

1:37:511:37:59

Manchester United have moved

back into second place

1:37:591:38:01

in the Premier League after beating

Chelsea 2-1.

1:38:011:38:03

United had to come from behind

but Jesse Lingard's header earned

1:38:031:38:05

them the three points.

1:38:051:38:11

Guess who has scored again?

1:38:111:38:13

Harry Kane leaving it late

as Tottenham beat Crystal palace.

1:38:131:38:15

His 11th goal in ten

games, 24 this season.

1:38:151:38:18

He is the Premier

league's top scorer.

1:38:181:38:23

Celtic have restored

a nine-point lead at the top

1:38:231:38:25

of the Scottish Premiership

after beating Aberdeen

1:38:251:38:27

2-0 at Pittodrie.

1:38:271:38:28

Moussa Dembele was involved in both

goals, scoring the first before

1:38:281:38:33

setting up Kieran Tierney

for their second.

1:38:331:38:41

Six Nations Rugby have asked England

and Scotland to explain the clash

1:38:411:38:44

between team members

before their match at

1:38:441:38:46

Murrayfield on Saturday.

1:38:461:38:47

England's Owen Farrell

and Scotland's Ryan Wilson appeared

1:38:471:38:49

to clash in the entrance

to the tunnel before

1:38:491:38:51

Scotland's victory.

1:38:511:38:57

Once the respective camps

give their reply, Six Nations Rugby

1:38:571:39:00

will decide if any further

action is needed.

1:39:001:39:04

This is the match that Scotland won,

they dominated, beating England.

1:39:041:39:07

Meanwhile in the Women's Tournament,

Ireland have moved to third place

1:39:071:39:10

after a 35-12 win over Wales.

1:39:101:39:11

Claire Molloy scored two

tries as the Irish pulled

1:39:111:39:13

away in the second half.

1:39:131:39:21

It's been a record breaking

Winter Olympics for team GB.

1:39:251:39:27

In a moment we'll be speaking

to the head of UK Sport,

1:39:271:39:30

Katherine Grainger, and freestyle

skier James Woods, who narrowly

1:39:301:39:32

missed out on a medal.

1:39:321:39:34

But first, David Ornstein looks back

at look at some of the highlights.

1:39:341:39:37

In plummeting temperatures

and gusting winds, the games began.

1:39:371:39:40

Only here it was so cold

and blustery that events

1:39:401:39:43

were disrupted, athletes

blown off course.

1:39:431:39:48

For Great Britain, hopes were high.

1:39:481:39:50

And though initially podium places

proved hard to come by,

1:39:501:39:53

Dom Parsons broke the seal.

1:39:531:39:55

Before three medals followed

on a glorious super Saturday

1:39:551:39:59

including gold for Lizzy Yarnold,

the first Briton to

1:39:591:40:02

defend an Olympic title.

1:40:021:40:07

Not everything went to plan.

1:40:071:40:11

Notably for Elise Christie.

1:40:111:40:13

Christie goes down before they reach

the very first corner.

1:40:131:40:15

From near misses

to underachievement.

1:40:151:40:16

Injuries, disqualifications,

disbelief.

1:40:161:40:19

But in the end, it was

a record-breaking games for Team GB,

1:40:191:40:22

fuelled by unprecedented levels

of investment, itself

1:40:221:40:26

a source of much debate.

1:40:261:40:27

The target of five medals was met

so is Britain becoming

1:40:271:40:31

a winter sports nation?

1:40:311:40:37

Katherine and James join us now.

1:40:371:40:44

I guess, let's look at it, five

medals, that is the best ever for

1:40:441:40:52

Team GB at the Winter Olympics, that

is the success?

It was. It was the

1:40:521:40:58

ambitious target, we set it to see

if we could achieve five, it would

1:40:581:41:01

be the greatest Winter games we have

had. We got some fantastic

1:41:011:41:05

performances which did not quite

made the podium but were still

1:41:051:41:08

inspirational. So everyone is very

proud of where we are.

You narrowly

1:41:081:41:12

missed out on a podium place, didn't

you?

Yes, it was close. I have been

1:41:121:41:19

saying, when you make any sort of

mistakes, in a game of perfection,

1:41:191:41:27

judges judge mistakes against other

mistakes. That final was off the

1:41:271:41:31

charts, everyone was gunning for the

top spot, myself included. So pretty

1:41:311:41:35

much everyone, I could have come

12th.

It just didn't quite work out

1:41:351:41:41

on the last run.

It's the best on

that counts and each one had one

1:41:411:41:47

tiny little thing that wasn't

exactly as I'd planned to do it.

1:41:471:41:53

It's so obvious to the trained eye,

when you do something that isn't

1:41:531:41:56

exactly what you want. I'm a massive

believer that what I do and what the

1:41:561:42:03

crew do is an art. It's agonising to

judge that anyway.

It's not just an

1:42:031:42:10

art, it looks such fun. It's amazing

to watch. Is it?

It's a good time, I

1:42:101:42:17

wouldn't spend my time doing

something I don't like!

A lot of

1:42:171:42:20

them said, perhaps it's a British

thing, it's the most successful

1:42:201:42:23

games but we like to look at it

through a critical eye, is it worth

1:42:231:42:27

all the money that you have spent on

it? People talking about that

1:42:271:42:34

skeleton suits alone were £6.5

million, how do you defend the

1:42:341:42:39

spending of all that money on Winter

games?

I said this before, think

1:42:391:42:43

it's good that we have the debate,

it is a huge amount of public money.

1:42:431:42:47

The national lottery that allows all

of these athletes to complete, so we

1:42:471:42:55

have two C if the money is invested

wisely and in the right places but I

1:42:551:43:02

don't want the focus on the money to

take away from the athletes and

1:43:021:43:06

their amazing performances, that is

what should have been showcased by

1:43:061:43:09

the games. We have met our target

and now we will look forward and say

1:43:091:43:13

in four years, where do we want the

targets to be and where the money

1:43:131:43:17

should be invested? The research and

innovation that puts us as a

1:43:171:43:21

successful nation is extensive but

that's where we choose to spend

1:43:211:43:24

money.

Is there enough of that money

shared? You talk about research, is

1:43:241:43:29

shared across sports enough?

It is

to a degree, there's a huge

1:43:291:43:32

connection between the different

sports side order of the British

1:43:321:43:36

Paralympic and Olympic sports, it's

quite small nation logistically so

1:43:361:43:43

there's a lot of meetings between

all of the performance directors in

1:43:431:43:45

different sports. The skeleton

suits, for instance, are used by the

1:43:451:43:52

cycling team and vice versa, and

there could be more crossover going

1:43:521:43:57

forward.

Is it unfair when we talk

about medals in monetary terms? We

1:43:571:44:01

ignore the fact that we talk about

inspiring the next generation of

1:44:011:44:05

athletes, for yourself, you were

brought up in Sheffield, you don't

1:44:051:44:07

have mountains on your doorstep. I

suppose when you're out there

1:44:071:44:13

competing, you are essentially

inspiring the next generation to

1:44:131:44:16

come through, thinking they can do

that.

Absolutely, that's the thing.

1:44:161:44:21

Bigger than even sport, it's what

what we're here to do, inspire the

1:44:211:44:27

next generation, everything that we

do. My personal opinion is that

1:44:271:44:32

getting kids off the sofa and

outside is the best thing.

Many

1:44:321:44:37

would agree with you on that and are

not strong to be critical, just try

1:44:371:44:42

to put in the position, where at the

start track today for the skeleton,

1:44:421:44:47

there's no full track and yet we

have had medals, there is nowhere

1:44:471:44:52

for Billy Morgan to practice big

air, where are you training? I know

1:44:521:44:56

you start on a dry ski slope in

Sheffield, which is no longer there.

1:44:561:45:06

No longer there... Were in the right

place to be doing this! Sheffield

1:45:061:45:11

ski village for me, kid from

Sheffield, no idea what ski was, I

1:45:111:45:17

was down the local skate park, and

it was the same for Billy, and I'm

1:45:171:45:25

sure for the skeleton guys. If there

is a facility, we will use it. It

1:45:251:45:29

will be utilised. The thing that

attracted me to all this was the

1:45:291:45:34

culture. Action sports, free sport

culture, from my side. Any sporting

1:45:341:45:40

culture, it's a new place for you to

be recognised, a new peer group. It

1:45:401:45:45

just develops those aspirations and

goals. I think sport is a fantastic

1:45:451:45:49

way of building people.

Thank you

both.

1:45:491:45:57

You are you doing any doping in

schools?

Are you doing a tour? I

1:46:001:46:04

don't know. I want to go skiing

again.

I am wrapping it up now.

1:46:041:46:09

Talking about inspirational,

Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee will

1:46:091:46:14

be here in an hour's time talking

about the Commonwealth Games.

1:46:141:46:23

about the Commonwealth Games. Whilst

he does that, it is really cold

1:46:261:46:28

here. Good morning, Carol, what is

going on?

1:46:281:46:38

here. Good morning, Carol, what is

going on?

1:46:381:46:40

The forecast for this week is

interesting. We will have disruptive

1:46:401:46:45

snow and each day we will see more

snow and it will become disrupted

1:46:451:46:51

and wider. There will be bitter

winds with frost and ice, but

1:46:511:46:55

equally there will be some sunshine

as well. This cold air is coming all

1:46:551:46:59

the way from Siberia. Look at the

blue all over Europe. The direction

1:46:591:47:09

of the wind brings snow at this time

of the year. Some of those showers

1:47:091:47:14

will drift further west through the

day. Generally it will be a cloudy

1:47:141:47:19

day and any brightness will be in

the West. By the end of the day

1:47:191:47:22

there will be a dusting of snow in

some areas. It is cold, some of us

1:47:221:47:30

will not break freezing as we go

through the day. This evening and

1:47:301:47:34

overnight a line of snow showers

come in across the North East and

1:47:341:47:40

the south-east and eastern Scotland

and north-east England. It will be

1:47:401:47:45

cold and there will be frost around

and of ice. The Met Office has a

1:47:451:47:51

couple of amber weather warnings

out. They are be prepared warning

1:47:511:47:56

is, leading to disruption because of

the snow. They start in the middle

1:47:561:48:01

of the night and continued through

tomorrow. Yorkshire, Lincolnshire

1:48:011:48:04

into the Midlands are affected and

another area will be in the

1:48:041:48:11

south-east. That is tomorrow,

Tuesday. The Met Office also has an

1:48:111:48:16

amber weather warning out for

Wednesday, again for significant

1:48:161:48:21

snowfall in northern and eastern

Scotland and north-east England.

1:48:211:48:25

Although these areas cover the amber

weather warning there will still be

1:48:251:48:29

snow affecting other parts of the

UK. That is where it is likely to be

1:48:291:48:35

most disruptive. Tuesday will have

snow coming in from the overnight

1:48:351:48:40

period in North East England,

heading towards the Midlands and

1:48:401:48:45

Wales. Sunny spells behind it. A

line of showers coming in across the

1:48:451:48:50

south-east towards the Channel

Islands. In between there will be

1:48:501:48:55

brighter skies, but it will feel

cold. It will be a breezy day once

1:48:551:49:00

again with temperatures struggling

to break freezing. As we move from

1:49:001:49:05

Tuesday into Wednesday we have our

second weather warning, the amber

1:49:051:49:08

one. We continue with the snowfall

and then on Wednesday the areas

1:49:081:49:17

covered are North East Scotland and

north-east England. Through the day

1:49:171:49:22

this significant snowfall will drift

towards the West. It will be a windy

1:49:221:49:27

day and these temperatures are what

you can expect on the thermometer.

1:49:271:49:32

Add on the wind-chill and it will

feel much colder than that. Maybe

1:49:321:49:37

even as low as minus 12. By

Wednesday this is the kind of totals

1:49:371:49:43

that will be greeting us in terms of

lying snow. Talking of the South, on

1:49:431:49:54

Thursday this array of weather front

comes our way and it will bump into

1:49:541:49:58

the cold air in Southern counties of

England and Wales introducing some

1:49:581:50:03

snow again. It could be heavy. The

snow will drift, it will be windy

1:50:031:50:09

and cold and there is a potential

for blizzards. But it is still a way

1:50:091:50:15

off and the timings and positioning

of this could well change. But we

1:50:151:50:20

are expecting some disruptive snow

as we go through the week.

1:50:201:50:23

I know he will give us more details.

1:50:301:50:33

I know he will give us more details.

1:50:331:50:35

As the temperatures plummet

and the so called "Beast

1:50:351:50:37

from the East" arrives,

we'd love to know how the weather

1:50:371:50:40

is affecting things where you live.

1:50:401:50:48

We are going to draw a picture over

the next few days. It took a few

1:50:511:50:58

meetings to come up with that!

1:50:581:50:59

It took a few meetings

to come up with that!

1:50:591:51:06

If you find yourself surrounded

by snow drifts or wearing three

1:51:061:51:08

jumpers to keep to warm,

we'd love you to send us a photo.

1:51:081:51:11

We'll show as many as we can

during our Break-frost

1:51:111:51:14

coverage this week!

1:51:141:51:15

You can email us at

[email protected],

1:51:151:51:17

contact us via our facebook page

or tweet us @bbcbreakfast.

1:51:171:51:25

You know how to get intact.

I have noticed they have turned the

1:51:321:51:38

heating on in here as well, so it

must be really cold!

1:51:381:51:42

must be really cold!

1:51:421:51:46

The government has this morning

announced a cap on energy bills.

1:51:461:51:53

It is designed to help the 11

million households who pay the

1:51:531:51:56

standard tariff.

1:51:561:52:04

standard tariff. It is that the deal

you end up on if you do not choose a

1:52:041:52:07

cheaper deal and this is the most

expensive way to pay for your and

1:52:071:52:12

electricity and the government wants

to put a cap on that rate for all

1:52:121:52:15

suppliers.

1:52:151:52:15

suppliers.

1:52:151:52:16

We can talk now to Claire Perry,

she's a minister at the department

1:52:161:52:19

for business, energy

and industrial strategy.

1:52:191:52:21

Can you explain how this will help

people. This cap will not bring

1:52:211:52:26

bills down. In fact, it will not

stop bills going up. How will it

1:52:261:52:31

help?

What we found is there are

about 11 million people on standard

1:52:311:52:38

variable defaults tariffs. You say

on it often if you are the most

1:52:381:52:43

loyal customer. Report a couple of

years ago said those customers are

1:52:431:52:47

overpaying by about £1.4 billion in

total. Whilst the energy market is

1:52:471:52:54

opening for lots of people, there

are over 60 companies, some people

1:52:541:53:00

switch a lot, those more loyal

customers who are often older, with

1:53:001:53:04

glowing, like young renters, they

are not switching and we do not

1:53:041:53:09

think it is fair they should be

overpaying for their energy. We are

1:53:091:53:15

bringing in a bill today which we

are keen to get in place by this

1:53:151:53:19

upcoming winter to make sure that

Ofgem, the regulator, has the power

1:53:191:53:24

to cap those tariffs in absolute

terms. You are right because we

1:53:241:53:29

cannot say that bills cannot go up

because sometimes wholesale prices

1:53:291:53:34

go up, the price of oil changes, and

when caps have been tried before

1:53:341:53:39

where you did not allow for that,

you ended up with a bankrupt

1:53:391:53:42

industry. But we did introduce a

tariff cap for customers on

1:53:421:53:48

prepayment meters and low-income is.

Now about 5 million people are

1:53:481:53:53

protected and people on those

tariffs are paying substantially

1:53:531:53:57

less for their energy than they

would have done without the cap, so

1:53:571:54:00

we do think people will save money.

It is important the market works for

1:54:001:54:04

everybody.

You mention the cap on

prepayment meters, but that recently

1:54:041:54:10

went up by about 5% which is more

than inflation, so it is still a big

1:54:101:54:15

pressure.

It went up by just over

3%, but compared to people who were

1:54:151:54:21

not on a cap, their bills went up by

about 8%. Those people on the cap

1:54:211:54:27

are better off by about £120 a year.

We do think people save money on

1:54:271:54:32

these caps. We also think customers

should not be penalised for loyalty.

1:54:321:54:39

Switching is great, you may do it,

but people who do not want to switch

1:54:391:54:43

or who do not know about switching

should feel they are being fairly

1:54:431:54:48

treated. Right now there are

millions of customers who are

1:54:481:54:51

overpaying and we want to make sure

this cap is in place, but it is set

1:54:511:54:56

at the right level so customers can

still switch and there is invested

1:54:561:55:03

in the industry.

What is to stop

companies creating a new tariff

1:55:031:55:07

which is not called standard

variable rate, but which leaves them

1:55:071:55:10

worse off and is not cap?

It would

be a defaults tariffs and it is

1:55:101:55:17

capped and we are clear that if

companies try and do this, Ofgem

1:55:171:55:22

will have the powers to stop it.

Frankly, we have seen important

1:55:221:55:27

changes in this industry over the

last few years. Households will be

1:55:271:55:31

offered a smart meter by 2020. We

have got more energy suppliers. I

1:55:311:55:37

would be surprised if the big six

energy companies spent a lot of time

1:55:371:55:41

trying to work out how to gain the

tariff, rather than trying to work

1:55:411:55:45

out how to get the best value for

their customers.

You mentioned smart

1:55:451:55:52

meters. We covered it on Watchdog

because there has been a lot of

1:55:521:55:55

problems because of the roll-out of

them. Are you concerned about this

1:55:551:55:59

because of the safety values?

I am

concerned with anything to do about

1:55:591:56:03

safety in the home. The smart meter

programme is accelerating. Customers

1:56:031:56:11

to install them do save money

because you track your energy bills

1:56:111:56:15

better and it will make switching

easier. When we have the first

1:56:151:56:19

generation upgraded, which will

happen automatically, and the second

1:56:191:56:26

generation installed, that

information can be shared between

1:56:261:56:28

suppliers. No more scrabbling around

outside. It is an important part of

1:56:281:56:34

making sure the energy market is

competitive, transparent and open

1:56:341:56:40

and offers the best deals. For too

long customers have been overpaying

1:56:401:56:45

for their loyalty and it has to

stop.

Claire Perry, the energy

1:56:451:56:49

minister. Let's get the news, travel

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in an explosion in Leicester.

2:00:232:00:27

A shop was destroyed,

and fire engulfed the building.

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Some people caught up

in the explosion

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may still be unaccounted for.

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We still think this is a rescue

phase of the operation, so we are

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now working to get into different

areas of the building using shoring

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techniques to see if we can locate

anyone who may be alive in the

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building.

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Good morning,

it is Monday 26th February.

2:00:592:01:07

Also this morning, lower energy

bills could be on the way.

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New laws will limit how much energy

companies can charge customers,

2:01:102:01:13

but there are warnings it

could stiffle competition.

2:01:132:01:15

I'll have more in a moment.

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Jeremy Corbyn will set out

Labour's new position

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on Brexit this morning.

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He wants the UK to stay

in a customs union.

2:01:212:01:24

Could this be the first

of three trophies

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for Manchester City this season?

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They beat Arsenal to

lift the League Cup.

2:01:272:01:35

Good morning, a cold start to the

day, snow showers across eastern

2:01:372:01:41

Scotland and eastern England, on and

off through the day, some getting

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toward the west, but the West

generally will be gyre and brighter.

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From tonight, more significant snow

and also a significant wind-chill. I

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will have more in 15 minutes.

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Good morning.

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Police have confirmed that four

people have died after an explosion

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at a shop in Leicester last night.

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Emergency crews have spent the night

searching through the remains

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of the building and dozens of nearby

homes have been evacuated.

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Four others are being

treated in hospital.

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Within the last hour, the police

gave this update on the explosion.

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My colleagues from the Fire Service

have been keen to make sure we

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rescue as many people as can. At

this moment in time, we have

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confirmed four people have died in

the fire and explosion, four are

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being treated in hospital.

Do you

believe people are still trapped

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inside?

It is still a search and

rescue operation, I wouldn't want to

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say.

You mentioned people are still

missing or outstanding.

From the

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information we have, we cannot

confirm the whereabouts of

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everybody, so if anyone has family

members, can they please contact us

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on 101 to get through to the right

place to take their details?

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Our reporter Jeremy Ball

is at the scene in Leicester.

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Give us an idea, we understand an

investigation will start, they are

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still working there.

Yeah, and it

all started around seven o'clock

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last night, when this huge explosion

happened, you can probably still see

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smoke rising behind me here, but

people who live here told me they

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heard a big bang, a rumble that

sounded like an earthquake as the

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building collapsed like a pancake.

Now, the building itself was a

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Polish convenience store on the

ground floor, with a two storey flat

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above it, and the Fire Service have

spent the night with dogs searching

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through the rubble in the desperate

hope they can find some body else

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who might still be alive.

We have

seen the pictures, it looks

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extremely dramatic, what happened.

There will be a lot to investigate,

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to find out why this happened.

Well,

we don't know yet. It does look like

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the scene of a powerful gas

explosion. What the police and Fire

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Service are saying is that they

won't know until they have had a

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chance to properly investigate this,

and that won't happen until they

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finish the search and rescue phase

here. What police have said is that

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they are not treating this as

terrorism, and now ask people not to

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spec elite. They have said that

anyone who has concerns about

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missing family members should get in

touch with them. The Fire Service

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says the search will continue

despite the horrific conditions, sub

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zero last night, and they are still

hoping that somebody could be

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trapped under the rubble.

Jeremy,

thank you very much, as you can see,

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the work going on, and I know they

will be busy, but we hope to speak

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to the Fire Service in about ten

minutes.

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Legislation to crack

down on expensive energy

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bills is being introduced

to Parliament today.

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The Government says it

will protect 11 million people

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from paying high tariffs.

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But there are concerns it will

reduce competition among suppliers.

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Steph is here with more details.

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Interesting, we know there is a big

cold snap on the way, but none of

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this would happen quickly, would it?

No, this is a plan to bring it in

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for next winter, a cap on what we

call the standard variable rate, the

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tariff which a lot of people will

end up on when the deal comes to an

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end. In lots of cases, the majority

of households who are on this deal,

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more than 11 million, about a third

of households in the UK, a lot of

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them are elderly people, people from

poorer backgrounds, and so it is,

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and on low incomes, so it is the

Government's attempt to stop energy

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companies from constantly putting up

their bills even higher. So the idea

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would be to have a cap on all

standard variable tariffs, but I was

2:05:362:05:41

talking to the Energy Minister about

this earlier, looking at the fact

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that it doesn't mean they will never

go up and never come down, but it

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just means the energy companies

won't be able to put it up by

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whatever they want, and she

explained about the fact that bills

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would still go up.

We can't say that

bills can't go up, because sometimes

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wholesale prices will go up, and

when caps have been tried before,

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when you didn't allow for that, you

ended up with a bankrupt industry,

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which nobody wants. We did introduce

a tariff cap for customers on

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prepayment meters, or on low

incomes. About 5 million people are

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protected, and we have seen that

people on those tariffs are paying

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substantially less for their energy

than they would have done without

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the cap. So we do think people will

save money, and we think it is

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important that this market works for

everybody.

You can hear her talking

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about the fact that there could be a

saving of £60 a year, but if you

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actually switch, you could save £300

a year, and that is the reason why

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they are doing this, because lots of

us do not switch. Some research says

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that more than half of us don't even

know you can switch energy supply,

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so that is where the real saving

could come from, because a lot of

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people don't, that is why they want

to bring in this cap. Though my car

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for people still don't switch.

Despite the fact that I have said it

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4 million times! It is

understandable, it is hard work.

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Jeremy Corbyn will outline the

Labour Party's position on Brexit

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this morning, he is expected to say

the UK should keep a customs union

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with the EU. Theresa May has said

the country should leave the customs

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union after Brexit so it can

negotiate its own trade deals.

2:07:262:07:32

Earlier on Breakfast, Labour's

shadow International Trade

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Secretary, Barry Gardiner, explained

Labour's position.

We don't want the

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European Union to be able to

negotiate a deal with America

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perhaps on our behalf that was

beneficial to countries in the EU

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but not beneficial to us in terms of

liberalising our markets to some of

2:07:502:07:54

the things we don't want from

America. And so it is very simple,

2:07:542:07:58

we don't want to be taking the rules

from Europe, we want to become

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creating those rules in terms of the

third-party arrangements that we

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have with those countries. --

Chris

Mason is in Westminster. He was on

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for five or six minutes, Louise

asked several questions, trying to

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get him to explain the Labour

position. Is it any clearer after

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listening to that?

2:08:212:08:26

Marginally, I think, possibly! The

challenge here, for people like me

2:08:262:08:30

reporting on Brexit and indeed for

politicians trying to explain their

2:08:302:08:33

positions is that there is lot of

blather, isn't there, about Brexit,

2:08:332:08:38

it is always easy to talk about

Brexit, but it doesn't necessarily

2:08:382:08:42

mean that people are saying very

much. Labour, when we get this

2:08:422:08:46

speech from Jeremy Corbyn, it will

be a significant change in their

2:08:462:08:52

position, but when you are trying to

explain these difficult concepts, it

2:08:522:08:56

can be tricky to understand. So what

are Labour saying? They are talking

2:08:562:09:00

about the customs union, it is one

of these terms that gets bandied

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about. It means that people who are

members of it can sell things to

2:09:032:09:08

each other without extra tariffs

being added on. But it also means

2:09:082:09:11

that stuff that is bought into the

customs union as the same tax or

2:09:112:09:15

tariff added to it, and that means

if you are part of it, you can't go

2:09:152:09:20

off on strike trade deals on your

own, and that is seen as a big

2:09:202:09:25

advantage of leaving the customs

union. Labour's I commend is that

2:09:252:09:28

they want to be in a customs union,

not the same one that we are at the

2:09:282:09:33

moment, and they make the adamant

that it will help trade with big

2:09:332:09:36

trading partners. -- make the

argument. And it will also solve the

2:09:362:09:42

issue of the Northern Ireland

border, they say. But it is all

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tricky? Do you sometimes listen to

interviews, whether with reporters

2:09:462:09:49

politicians, and at the end think I

am not the wiser? I'm afraid you do

2:09:492:09:53

with Brexit, and there is plenty

more to come.

You are the man to

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know, your podcast tries to

undertake it most weeks, but it is a

2:09:582:10:02

tough subject sometimes to get your

noggin around, particularly when you

2:10:022:10:05

ask all the questions! But there

don't seem to be many clear answers

2:10:052:10:09

coming back.

We will continue to ask!

2:10:092:10:12

The Syrian government has been

accused of using chemical weapons

2:10:122:10:14

in the rebel held area

of Eastern Ghouta.

2:10:142:10:16

Doctors say several people have

suffered symptoms consistent

2:10:162:10:19

with exposure to chlorine gas.

2:10:192:10:22

Fresh air strikes and heavy clashes

have been reported in the area

2:10:222:10:27

despite a UN Security Council

resolution calling for a ceasefire.

2:10:272:10:34

The Nigerian air force says it has

deployed additional aircraft to

2:10:342:10:36

search for more than 100 missing

schoolgirls. Suspected Boko Haram

2:10:362:10:40

militants abducted the girls from a

school in the north-east of the

2:10:402:10:45

country last week.

2:10:452:10:52

70% of people who call them consider

themselves millennials will be

2:10:522:10:59

obese, according to new research.

Cancer Research UK is launching a

2:10:592:11:04

nationwide campaign to raise

awareness about the link between

2:11:042:11:09

obesity and cancer. An expedition

hoping to complete the first winter

2:11:092:11:15

ascent of K2 is revealed, this

incredible story, one of the

2:11:152:11:18

climbers launched a solo attempt at

the summit without asking anyone

2:11:182:11:22

else.

Yes, a spokesman told the BBC that

2:11:222:11:26

Denis Urubko's move had shocked the

team but they did say they were

2:11:262:11:31

still trying to support the claim.

K2 is the only peak of 8000 metres

2:11:312:11:36

yet to be climbed during the winter

months, and it does sound like

2:11:362:11:41

something, you know, extraordinary.

You are there in your team, one of

2:11:412:11:45

you just goes, right, I am going on

my own.

2:11:452:11:48

And then you have to support them

for safety reasons. We will get more

2:11:482:11:52

information about that.

We will maybe speak to them when

2:11:522:11:55

they get back.

2:11:552:11:57

Britain is braced for days

of freezing temperatures and snow

2:11:572:12:00

as the Met Office issues

a severe weather warning.

2:12:002:12:02

Bitterly cold winds reaching the UK

from Russia will leave some areas

2:12:022:12:06

with bone-chilling daytime

temperatures of minus two,

2:12:062:12:07

feeling even colder

when you factor in the wind chill.

2:12:072:12:13

The story dominates the front pages

of the papers this morning.

2:12:132:12:18

The Express warns snow chaos

will "cripple" Britain,

2:12:182:12:20

causing disruption to travel,

power and mobile phone signals.

2:12:202:12:23

The Mirror reports that the icy

temperatures and snow will be

2:12:232:12:26

"historic", and the Metro focuses

on disruption to rail services.

2:12:262:12:31

The paper reports three rail

companies have already announced

2:12:312:12:35

reduced services and cancellations

on some routes this week.

2:12:352:12:38

We're joined now from

our London newsroom by Tom Waite

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from Public Health England.

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Thank you very much for your time on

this one this morning. Just outline

2:12:432:12:47

for us, lots of people watching at

the moment, what is the biggest risk

2:12:472:12:51

to public danger when the

temperature is as cold as it will be

2:12:512:12:56

this week?

Well, thank you. We know

that cold temperatures indoors and

2:12:562:13:01

outdoors can affect our bodies in

all sorts of ways, not just the

2:13:012:13:05

coughs and colds that we're used to

getting in a normal winter. When it

2:13:052:13:08

is really very cold, there is an

increased risk of heart attack,

2:13:082:13:13

strokes, chest infections, so is

important we take care to stay warm

2:13:132:13:18

and well.

Of the best way to prepare

the home, you'll soften the family

2:13:182:13:22

at times like this?

There are things

we can do to prepare. -- yourself

2:13:222:13:29

and the family. That things we can

do to help each other, if we are

2:13:292:13:32

thinking about getting a

prescription in a few days' time,

2:13:322:13:36

maybe maybe get it in today. Also,

stock up on food and essentials to

2:13:362:13:44

avoid going out in the cold. And do

the same things for your loved ones,

2:13:442:13:49

friends and family.

And layering is

important that matter up we talk

2:13:492:13:53

about this a lot, but rather than

putting on a big jumper, a lot of

2:13:532:13:58

the layers to trap the heat and take

away some of the bitter cold.

2:13:582:14:02

Absolutely, keeping warm is the next

big thing, lots of layers, as you

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said, heating your home to about 18

degrees seems to be a good way to

2:14:072:14:12

protect against those ill health

effects. And also having hot drinks

2:14:122:14:16

and hot meals, and keeping moving if

you are staying in the house, rather

2:14:162:14:20

than sitting in HF or a long time.

In a week like this, when it is

2:14:202:14:24

going to be so cold, does the NHS

feel more pressure in terms of GP

2:14:242:14:29

appointments and every other part of

the infrastructure?

Of course,

2:14:292:14:34

because the cold can affect your

health in so many different ways,

2:14:342:14:37

yes, people will be having also some

potential ill health issues that

2:14:372:14:41

they can protect themselves against,

but one key thing we can all do is

2:14:412:14:45

go and see, for example, your

pharmacist, and they have a wealth

2:14:452:14:49

of expertise about dealing with

everyday ailments, and they have

2:14:492:14:53

access to the various medications

and remedies you might need there

2:14:532:14:55

and then. There is also NHS 111, but

if you are feeling severely unwell,

2:14:552:15:01

A&E and GP are there for you.

Carol

has been talking about how it will

2:15:012:15:08

get colder, and the wind-chill will

make it worse, but somebody thinking

2:15:082:15:12

I am already cold, what is the best

thing to do for them, thinking it

2:15:122:15:16

will feel even colder over the next

few days?

Absolutely, so trying to

2:15:162:15:20

get your home heated to 18 degrees

is really important, as well as what

2:15:202:15:26

your colleagues, Steph, was talking

about, with the price cap. Winter

2:15:262:15:30

Fuel Payments should have been made

to all sorts of people born before

2:15:302:15:34

the 5th of August 19 53. That should

have come into your bank account in

2:15:342:15:38

January, is and if you have not seen

that, you have got until the end of

2:15:382:15:42

March to claim it. And if we

expected to be below freezing for a

2:15:422:15:50

long period, some people will be

eligible for additional cold weather

2:15:502:15:54

payments.

Thank you, very good

advice.

2:15:542:16:01

I know it is basic, but it is going

to be so cold this week, it is worth

2:16:022:16:06

getting those layers on.

Some people might have the heating

2:16:062:16:13

on a bit colder, so if you can put

it on higher.

2:16:132:16:16

And that is a homeless problem in

this country and there will be

2:16:162:16:19

people out on the streets doing

their best in these temperatures and

2:16:192:16:23

people are saying they are going to

take out an extra blanket when they

2:16:232:16:28

go and get a copy from the copy shop

to help make their lives a bit

2:16:282:16:31

easier.

It could be dramatic, but Carroll

2:16:312:16:35

has got all the details. Good

morning.

2:16:352:16:40

has got all the details. Good

morning.

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Yes, for some of us it is going to

be colder than Iceland. Today we

2:16:442:16:49

will see a dusting of snow and it

turns heavier from ten night. Bitter

2:16:492:16:55

winds and accentuate the bitterly

cold field. There will be frost and

2:16:552:16:59

eyes, but at times some of us will

see some sunshine. Last night the

2:16:592:17:05

temperature fell to -25 in parts of

Scandinavia and Russia. The air

2:17:052:17:10

coming across our shores is coming

straight from Siberia. That is the

2:17:102:17:16

scenario this morning. We have got

wintry showers falling in parts of

2:17:162:17:21

eastern Scotland and England.

Through the day some of those will

2:17:212:17:23

make it to the West. The West will

be brighter, although today there

2:17:232:17:28

will be a fair bit of cloud around.

If you step outside now, you will

2:17:282:17:34

notice how cold it is. These are

maximum temperatures. This evening

2:17:342:17:39

and overnight under clear skies it

will be cold with another line of

2:17:392:17:43

snow showers coming in across the

south-east. More snow coming in

2:17:432:17:48

across Scotland and northern

England, especially the north-east.

2:17:482:17:53

These temperatures are towns and

cities. From ten night and into

2:17:532:17:58

tomorrow the Met Office has some

amber be prepared for disruption

2:17:582:18:01

snow warnings. If we take a look at

tomorrow across parts of North East

2:18:012:18:09

England, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and

into the Midlands and south-east

2:18:092:18:11

England will have snow showers, some

of which will be heavy. There will

2:18:112:18:17

be snow outside those areas as well,

but these are the areas where we

2:18:172:18:21

will see some disruption. On

Wednesday the wet office has another

2:18:212:18:27

amber warning area for heavy snow in

northern and eastern Scotland and

2:18:272:18:31

North East England. Again there will

be snow outside this area, but this

2:18:312:18:36

is where we expect the disruption to

be. Back to Tuesday and we will see

2:18:362:18:41

snowfall coming in across eastern

Scotland and North East England

2:18:412:18:45

overnight and that will push towards

Wales during the day. We will

2:18:452:18:50

continue with a line of snow showers

in Kent, Essex towards Hampshire and

2:18:502:18:55

the Channel Islands. In between

there will be sunny spells and it

2:18:552:18:59

will be windy. These are the maximum

temperatures in towns and cities.

2:18:592:19:04

Lower than that where we have got

lying snow. We carry on with that

2:19:042:19:11

snowfall as we go through the

evening and overnight. On Wednesday

2:19:112:19:15

we have got our amber weather

warning in force across the North of

2:19:152:19:20

Scotland, eastern Scotland and also

north-east England. This is where we

2:19:202:19:24

will be looking at significant

snowfall. Outside of that there will

2:19:242:19:30

be some dry weather, but it will

feel cold. Add on the wind to these

2:19:302:19:36

temperatures and it will feel like

-7 for some and -10 for others. This

2:19:362:19:42

is the kind of snow level we will be

looking at by the time we get to

2:19:422:19:46

Wednesday.

2:19:462:19:51

Wednesday. As we head into Thursday

the next system comes up from the

2:19:512:19:56

near continent, introducing an array

of whether France. As it bumps into

2:19:562:20:00

the cold air it will turn into snow.

It will be windy and the snow will

2:20:002:20:06

be drifting. There will be some

blizzards for some of us. But this

2:20:062:20:11

position and timing could change. We

are expecting it, but the areas may

2:20:112:20:16

well change. I will keep you posted

over the next couple of days. Expect

2:20:162:20:21

some disruption this week because of

the weather.

2:20:212:20:28

We will keep you up-to-date with

that. Anyone who lives outside

2:20:342:20:40

London say if it does not snow in

London... People like us. It is

2:20:402:20:47

snowing in London, everybody. It is

not hefty snow, but enough to be

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seen on the camera.

What we would like to do over the

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next few days is keep you in touch,

but please send us in your photos.

2:20:552:21:00

If you are surrounded by snow, if

you are wearing ten jumpers. If you

2:21:002:21:05

love the snow. Some of us might not

get it. We are going to drop a

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little map and put pictures on it.

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You can e-mail us and we are on

Twitter and Facebook as well. When

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you step outside there is a

noticeable jewel in the area. Take

2:21:332:21:36

care as well. Most people's pets are

like a member of your family and if

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you ever have one go missing, you

can imagine how upsetting it can be.

2:21:432:21:47

Imagine if you then find out it has

been brutally killed. Over the past

2:21:472:21:53

few years there have been some

brutal cat to death and police

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believe it is the work of one

person. There is a £10,000 reward to

2:21:562:22:01

help catch the cat killer.

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This road is basically

where the first murder

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that we are aware of happened.

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We are driving with Tony Jenkins,

founder of an animal rescue charity.

2:22:202:22:23

He is taking us to

where it all started.

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The body was left on a

neighbour's doorstep.

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How many cases have

you now encountered?

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We are over 450 now.

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450?

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Yes.

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It was along this path,

an old railway line,

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that the first attacks happened over

two years ago.

2:22:372:22:39

Tony has been working closely

with the Metropolitan police,

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investigating each report

of a suspicious cat death.

2:22:412:22:44

He needs to get caught

because he is bringing

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horror to people's lives.

2:22:462:22:50

Most people consider their cat

as part of the family,

2:22:502:22:52

it is like losing a child,

and it is devastating.

2:22:522:22:57

The attacks began two-and-a-half

years ago in an area around Croydon

2:22:572:23:00

in south London and since then cats

have been killed all around

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the M25 in Kent, Essex,

Hertfordshire and further afield,

2:23:032:23:08

Manchester, Liverpool,

Sheffield and Portsmouth.

2:23:082:23:12

All the pets have been

attacked in the same way.

2:23:122:23:16

What is so horrifying is not just

that so many have been killed,

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but in every case they have been

dismembered and the body parts left

2:23:212:23:25

deliberately to be discovered.

2:23:252:23:31

You could not help but love him,

he had these massive green eyes.

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He was just a boy, that's the only

way I can describe him,

2:23:352:23:38

he would come bowling in.

2:23:382:23:40

He was great.

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Jayne's cat Taz was found mutilated

in her neighbour's garden.

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It was devastating,

and I think everybody

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who saw him has been scarred.

2:23:522:23:55

I think you can never erase

that out of your memory.

2:23:552:23:58

I cannot get that round my head,

why someone would want to be

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so vindictive to any animal

and to hurt loving

2:24:012:24:06

families with their pets.

2:24:062:24:07

I don't understand it.

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This person, if it is one

person, I think that is

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what the police suspect,

is displaying psychopathic traits.

2:24:142:24:18

For forensic psychologist

Coral Dando there are uncomfortable

2:24:182:24:21

echoes of history here.

2:24:212:24:24

Animal cruelty is a recognised

starting point for

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more horrific crimes.

2:24:272:24:30

People that start with extreme

violence towards animals do progress

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and there is a progression

hypothesis that suggests

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it is like a start and they will

move on and they will often progress

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to doing sadistic violence

towards human beings.

2:24:402:24:47

The Metropolitan police do not know

who the cat killer is.

2:24:472:24:50

There have been no arrests

and there are no specific suspects.

2:24:502:24:54

Jayne's hope is that there

is a breakthrough soon before

2:24:542:24:57

more cats are killed.

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Graham Satchel, BBC News.

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And as we made the point, there is a

reward out as well for information

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as well.

£10,000 to get to the bottom of

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that. A particularly grim story this

morning. We have sent John Maguire

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out today to try and find the secret

of the skeleton team's success at

2:25:232:25:28

the Winter Olympics. He is having a

go himself, which I am sure you

2:25:282:25:31

would like to see.

These are pictures from earlier.

2:25:312:25:36

Look at this. He is clearly enjoying

himself. I know I took up spot late

2:25:362:25:46

in life as well, and he might be a

bit late to this, but why not? He is

2:25:462:25:51

looking good. Get the spandex on and

you are off. That is the only

2:25:512:25:56

skeleton track we have in Britain.

It is started track. You then would

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have to go abroad.

And our main story here this morning

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is that four people are confirmed to

have died in an explosion that

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happened in a property in Leicester

last night. We understand it was a

2:26:142:26:20

shop with residential accommodation

above it. Four people are confirmed

2:26:202:26:25

to have died. Leicestershire Fire

and Rescue Service and the Ambulance

2:26:252:26:29

Service and the police are all

responding to that. We hope to speak

2:26:292:26:33

to the Fire Service, but they are

very busy at the moment. But we hope

2:26:332:26:38

to speak to them this morning.

The explosion took place at seven

2:26:382:26:43

o'clock last night. It was open at

the time. Four people are known to

2:26:432:26:48

have died and four are in hospital

and one of those had serious

2:26:482:26:53

injuries. All the residents who

spoke to said this morning it felt

2:26:532:26:56

like an earth tremor when the

explosion went off. Time to get the

2:26:562:27:00

news where

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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.

2:30:292:30:36

Thank you for being with us, let's

bring you some of the main stories.

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Police have confirmed this morning

that four people have died

2:30:412:30:43

after an explosion at a shop

in Leicester last night.

2:30:432:30:46

Emergency crews have spent the night

searching through the remains

2:30:462:30:49

of the building and dozens of nearby

homes have been evacuated.

2:30:492:30:51

Four others are being

treated in hospital.

2:30:512:30:54

Matt Cane is from

Leicestershire Fire Service.

2:30:542:31:00

Thank you very much for joining us,

I know you have been incredibly

2:31:002:31:04

busy. Tell us about the scene when

you first got there for example,

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what did you think?

Good morning.

Just after 7pm last night the

2:31:072:31:18

emergency control room received the

first of many 999 calls to an

2:31:182:31:22

explosion and subsequent fire, crews

were on the scene in several minutes

2:31:222:31:25

and confronted by significant fire

involving the whole building and

2:31:252:31:28

significant collapse. The shop on

the ground floor with the 2-storey

2:31:282:31:34

flat above had completely collapsed

and we had reports of a number of

2:31:342:31:37

people possibly trapped. A scene of

utter devastation when crews

2:31:372:31:42

arrived.

You got some people light

of what was a burning building?

2:31:422:31:52

Crews worked initially to extinguish

the fire and then we brought in our

2:31:522:31:55

specialist search and rescue teams

which included search and rescue

2:31:552:32:00

dogs, the dogs trying to locate

anyone who could still be in the

2:32:002:32:06

building. Specialist search teams

entering the building, during the

2:32:062:32:09

night they entered, working to make

areas save and try to locate anyone

2:32:092:32:13

who could be in there. Unfortunately

during the night we have located

2:32:132:32:18

four bodies confirmed as deceased.

And you are still searching for

2:32:182:32:23

people who could still be there at

this point?

Very much at the minute,

2:32:232:32:30

we are still in a search and rescue

phase in the operation. When you

2:32:302:32:35

look at the pictures of the building

behind me it looks incredibly

2:32:352:32:37

unlikely we would find anybody but

we are absolutely committed to

2:32:372:32:41

search and rescue at this stage.

There is a possibility that could be

2:32:412:32:45

parts of the building where people

could still be alive following the

2:32:452:32:49

collapse so the search and rescue

teams are working through the

2:32:492:32:53

building to try to locate anyone who

could still be alive.

Very good luck

2:32:532:32:57

with your work, tell us a little

about the building, we understand

2:32:572:33:02

large parts of it have collapsed,

have you seen anything like this

2:33:022:33:04

before?

Unfortunately in Leicester

only about six weeks ago we had a

2:33:042:33:11

similar explosion that destroyed two

cosies. It is something occasionally

2:33:112:33:18

Fire And Rescue Services come

across. We have crews and equipment

2:33:182:33:23

that are used to working in this

environment. This has been a

2:33:232:33:28

significant collapse, and it's not

uncommon for emergency services to

2:33:282:33:34

deal with this unfortunately.

I know

there will be an investigation, can

2:33:342:33:40

you tell us anything at this stage

about what might have caused it?

At

2:33:402:33:44

this stage it's too early to

speculate as to the exact cause,

2:33:442:33:49

there are a number of possible

scenarios which could lead to a

2:33:492:33:53

significant explosion and subsequent

fire. Because it is still searching

2:33:532:33:57

rescue, that is our focus at the

moment. Throughout the day and the

2:33:572:34:02

coming days we will work with our

colleagues from Leicestershire

2:34:022:34:05

police, we will bring in specialist

fire investigation officers and

2:34:052:34:08

tried to identify the exact cause.

I

appreciate your time, thanks to you

2:34:082:34:14

and everyone working on this, thank

you, good to speak to you.

Thank

2:34:142:34:20

you.

Doing a very good job this

morning.

2:34:202:34:24

Legislation to crack

down on expensive energy

2:34:242:34:25

bills is being introduced

in Parliament today.

2:34:252:34:27

The government says it

will protect 11 million people

2:34:272:34:29

from paying high tariffs.

2:34:292:34:30

But Energy minister Claire Perry

told Breakfast it was possible

2:34:302:34:32

bills could still go up.

2:34:322:34:36

We cannot say that bills cannot go

up because sometimes wholesale

2:34:362:34:41

prices go up, the price of oil

changes and when caps have been

2:34:412:34:45

tried before where you did not allow

for that what you have ended up with

2:34:452:34:49

is a bankrupt industry which nobody

wants. But we introduced a tariff

2:34:492:34:54

cap for customers on prepayment

meters or on low incomes, around 5

2:34:542:35:00

million people protected and we have

seen people on those talents are

2:35:002:35:04

paying substantially less further

energy than they would have done

2:35:042:35:06

without the cap.

2:35:062:35:08

Jeremy Corbyn will outline

the Labour party's position

2:35:082:35:10

on Brexit this morning.

2:35:102:35:11

In a speech, he is expected

to say the UK should keep

2:35:112:35:14

a customs union with the EU,

allowing businesses tariff-free

2:35:142:35:16

access to European markets.

2:35:162:35:18

Theresa May has said the country

should leave the customs union

2:35:182:35:21

after Brexit so it can

negotiate its own trade deals.

2:35:212:35:26

Within the past hour,

Labour's Shadow International Trade

2:35:262:35:27

Secretary Barry Gardiner explained

Labour's new position.

2:35:272:35:35

What we don't want is for the

European Union, let's say to be able

2:35:352:35:40

to negotiate a deal with America

perhaps on our behalf which was

2:35:402:35:45

beneficial to countries in the EU

but not beneficial to us in terms of

2:35:452:35:51

liberalising our markets to some

things we don't want from America.

2:35:512:35:56

It's very simple, we don't want to

be taking the rules from Europe, we

2:35:562:36:00

want to be creating those new rules

in terms of third-party arrangements

2:36:002:36:04

with other countries.

2:36:042:36:07

Parts of the UK will feel colder

than the Arctic Circle this week

2:36:072:36:10

with widespread snow

and bitterly cold winds.

2:36:102:36:12

Rail companies in East Anglia

say their services

2:36:122:36:13

will end early tonight.

2:36:132:36:15

C2C and Greater Anglia have also

cancelled a number of services

2:36:152:36:18

on Tuesday and Wednesday.

2:36:182:36:21

They urge customers

to check before travelling.

2:36:212:36:24

Carol will have more details

on the weather shortly.

2:36:242:36:30

That will be in about ten minutes

time, all the details for not just

2:36:302:36:34

today but the next few days as well.

70% of people born in the early

2:36:342:36:41

1980s and early 1990s will be obese

or overweight by the time they reach

2:36:412:36:45

40 according to new research. It

would make them the most overrate

2:36:452:36:49

generation since records began. --

overweight generation.

2:36:492:36:59

Still to come on Breakfast

this morning:

2:36:592:37:01

It's one of the most

enduring images of true

2:37:012:37:03

sportsmanship and brotherly love.

2:37:032:37:05

But underneath it all

the Brownlee brothers

2:37:052:37:06

are as competitive as it comes.

2:37:062:37:10

They go up against each other again

at the Commonwealth Games in April,

2:37:102:37:14

and they'll be here later to talk

about their preparations.

2:37:142:37:16

The skeleton team were the stars

of the Winter Olympics for GB.

2:37:162:37:20

We visit the track where they train,

to see if we can find out

2:37:202:37:23

the secret of their success.

2:37:232:37:26

And she was the reason

a king gave up his throne.

2:37:262:37:29

Now a new book about Wallis Simpson

suggests she was actually

2:37:292:37:31

in love with someone else.

2:37:312:37:35

We'll speak to biographer

Andrew Morton about his revelations.

2:37:352:37:41

Entry

2:37:412:37:46

you have sold that to me!

I have also read the book.

2:37:462:37:52

Good morning.

What a weekend of sport, I was quite

2:37:522:37:58

sad the Winter Olympics is over but

capped off with a trophy winning

2:37:582:38:01

performance from Manchester City.

Arsenal were a bit rubbish.

2:38:012:38:08

That is slightly understating it.

The fans are furious.

2:38:082:38:15

Yes, they think history is repeating

itself, they think time is up Arsene

2:38:152:38:19

Wenger but we wait to see what he

does. But Pep Guardiola is

2:38:192:38:24

masterminding a success story which

we think will run and run and this

2:38:242:38:27

could be the first of three trophies

this season and how many more beyond

2:38:272:38:32

that we wonder? He seems to have the

ingredients just right at Manchester

2:38:322:38:36

City.

2:38:362:38:38

It's a sight you could see a lot

of not just this season,

2:38:382:38:40

but seasons to come.

2:38:402:38:41

This the first trophy

of Pep Guardiola's city career.

2:38:412:38:43

Sergio Aguero, with their opener.

2:38:432:38:45

Before City captain Vincent Kompany

scored an emotional second goal -

2:38:452:38:48

he's been out injured for much

of the season.

2:38:482:38:56

Pep off the mark after a trophyless

first season in English football.

2:38:592:39:04

I am so happy but I am part of

Manchester City, any titles we won

2:39:042:39:13

you are part of the groups that is

why am so happy for Manchester City.

2:39:132:39:17

Because I cannot forget how they

take care of me last season when it

2:39:172:39:22

was not so good in terms of results,

in terms of titles.

2:39:222:39:26

The Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

said it's going to be hard to finish

2:39:262:39:33

in the Premier League's top four

after losing to rivals

2:39:332:39:38

Manchester United 2-1

and slipping to fifth.

2:39:382:39:40

Jesse Lingard's header

from Romelu Lukaku's cross,

2:39:402:39:42

earned them the three points.

2:39:422:39:43

A special day for the special one.

2:39:432:39:45

Guess who's scored again?

2:39:452:39:47

Harry Kane, leaving it late

as Tottenham beat Crystal Palace.

2:39:472:39:50

His 11th goal in ten

games, 24 this season.

2:39:502:39:52

He's the Premier

League's top scorer.

2:39:522:39:53

Celtic restored a nine-point lead at

the top of the Scottish Premiership

2:39:532:39:56

after beating Aberdeen.

2:39:562:39:57

Moussa Dembele was involved in both

goals in the 2-0 win,

2:39:572:40:01

scoring the first before setting up

Kieran Tierney for their second.

2:40:012:40:09

England and Scotland have been asked

to explain what went on between

2:40:102:40:13

team members ahead of their match

at Murrayfield on Saturday.

2:40:132:40:17

England's Owen Farrell

and Scotland's Ryan Wilson appeared

2:40:172:40:19

to clash in the entrance

to the tunnel before

2:40:192:40:21

Scotland's victory.

2:40:212:40:29

Once the camps give their reply,

officials will decide if any

2:40:292:40:32

further action is needed

2:40:322:40:34

Meanwhile in the Women's Tournament,

Ireland have moved into third place

2:40:342:40:37

after a 35-12 win over Wales.

2:40:372:40:39

Claire Molloy scored two

tries as the Irish pulled

2:40:392:40:42

away in the second half,

England top the group.

2:40:422:40:50

Eoin Morgan held the return of Ben

Stokes to the England team, playing

2:40:512:40:54

for the first time since being

charged with affray but he could not

2:40:542:40:57

prevent England losing the first

one-day international against New

2:40:572:41:01

Zealand. Ben Stokes took two

wickets. But New Zealand chased down

2:41:012:41:05

the target in the final over, a

close finish to the match. The next

2:41:052:41:10

one Takes Place on the Wednesday.

2:41:102:41:12

And there was a birdie

of a different kind on the PGA Tour

2:41:122:41:16

at Palm Beach in Florida.

2:41:162:41:17

This is Tiger Woods.

2:41:172:41:18

He's hit plenty of birdies

in his career, a few eagles too.

2:41:182:41:21

Dare say he's never hit a goose.

2:41:212:41:25

Well, that's what happened

to Tiger's tee shot on the eighth.

2:41:252:41:28

But the unexpected visitor

seemed unbothered by it all

2:41:282:41:33

and decided to go for a stroll.

2:41:332:41:39

Tiger Woods played quite well, I

know Justin Thomas won but he did

2:41:392:41:43

all right.

He finished 12th, not back at 100%

2:41:432:41:49

yet but a half fit Tiger Woods is

good for golf.

2:41:492:41:53

Thank you very much.

2:41:532:41:59

You are very excited, as an amateur

triathlete.

2:41:592:42:04

They're the most successful brothers

in British and perhaps even global

2:42:042:42:06

sport, serial medal winners

in triathlon, one of the most brutal

2:42:062:42:09

and unforgiving events of all.

2:42:092:42:10

The Brownlee brothers have dominated

the event for over a decade,

2:42:102:42:13

and their next challenge

is around the corner.

2:42:132:42:15

Alistair and Jonny are among the 600

athletes who will represent

2:42:152:42:17

England across 18 sports at the

Commonwealth Games in Australia.

2:42:172:42:20

And we're delighted to say Alistair

and Jonny join us now.

2:42:202:42:24

Good morning, nice to see you. How

are you, you had a pretty horrendous

2:42:242:42:29

injury last year, how are you doing?

It was OK, I got hamstring surgery

2:42:292:42:35

about six months ago. It was a long

and slow process to come back from

2:42:352:42:40

but quite good in some ways, running

five minutes then ten minutes is

2:42:402:42:44

quite rewarding when you are used to

doing the same thing every day.

2:42:442:42:48

Raised about three weeks ago at the

longer distance and it went well. I

2:42:482:42:53

am pleased.

When you are injured for

a long time, your body is used to a

2:42:532:42:59

certain level of exercise, do you

struggle, do you put on weight?

2:42:592:43:04

Yeah! It's tough. One of the eating

and putting on weight is tough but

2:43:042:43:14

the biggest struggle for me is

mentally. You're so used to your

2:43:142:43:18

life being so mapped out and rigid,

every morning I am doing some kind

2:43:182:43:23

of exercise by half past seven and

doing three or four sessions a day

2:43:232:43:28

which is pretty structured. Then you

wake up the next morning and it's

2:43:282:43:31

gone. Mentally it's quite hard.

Difficult for the first few weeks

2:43:312:43:39

but thankfully I have a practice

being injured over the years so I

2:43:392:43:42

have gotten better at it.

And how

are you, up-and-down season last

2:43:422:43:47

year?

Yeah, the training is not gone

great this year, my body is getting

2:43:472:43:53

older but I am looking forward to

the Commonwealth Games. We are

2:43:532:43:58

flying out to Queensland tomorrow

morning. Do training out there a few

2:43:582:44:04

weeks before to get used to the

heat. Very excited about that.

I

2:44:042:44:12

know you trained specifically for

the heat, cycling home with the

2:44:122:44:16

temperature up, how is it?

I have

got a conservatory at home and the

2:44:162:44:22

Yorkshire way of getting used to the

heat is buying a load of heaters and

2:44:222:44:26

putting them in the conservatory and

a wallpaper stripper to make it more

2:44:262:44:30

humid. I cycle there, it's probably

the hottest conservatory in the

2:44:302:44:36

world, 35 degrees. Hopefully I have

got used to the heat.

It's a much

2:44:362:44:44

cheaper way of doing warm weather

training, he wallpaper stripper and

2:44:442:44:50

some heaters in the conservatory.

Well the heating bill is not great!

2:44:502:44:58

When, you are great competitors but

you love other sports as well, have

2:44:582:45:03

you been watching the winter

Olympics?

I have watched quite a

2:45:032:45:07

lot, it's good how it is on, go

swimming in the morning, you come

2:45:072:45:11

back and watch the coverage as I'm

having breakfast. One of the great

2:45:112:45:16

things about the Olympics in general

and the Winter Olympics is that you

2:45:162:45:20

are watching things you don't know

about the rest of the time and you

2:45:202:45:24

get into it.

Do you watch them and

think there are some sports I would

2:45:242:45:27

like to do?

I have really enjoyed

watching it, I would love to do

2:45:272:45:33

cross-country skiing, short track

speed skating is the world's most

2:45:332:45:37

brutal event, you can be in the form

of your life and someone takes you

2:45:372:45:40

out. But it's been amazing to watch

but I have really enjoyed it. And

2:45:402:45:48

curling, I never thought that would

be as exciting as it has been.

Who

2:45:482:45:54

doesn't love curling? Tell us about

the importance of the what games?

2:45:542:46:03

We both love sport and triathlon. We

first watched the Commonwealth Games

2:46:042:46:11

in 1992. Triathlon has a long

history in the Commonwealth Games.

2:46:112:46:16

Traditionally, it was a very

Commonwealth sport. When we first

2:46:162:46:20

started, the major competitors were

Aussies, Kiwis and South Africans.

2:46:202:46:25

It has a long history. It is

fantastic to race for your country

2:46:252:46:29

at the major games.

I think this is

the first time we have had you both

2:46:292:46:34

on the sofa

2:46:342:46:39

on the sofa since the famous brother

helping brother incident. Has that

2:46:412:46:43

become the thing that people talk to

you about. It was everywhere. It was

2:46:432:46:47

really emotional for everybody to

watch. It is a perfect display of

2:46:472:46:51

brotherly love and what it means to

care for those who are nearest and

2:46:512:46:56

dearest to you.

Every interview we

get asked about it. I'm crossing the

2:46:562:47:01

road at home people will say, do you

need somehow?! It is something we

2:47:012:47:06

are known for but it is strange

because I cannot remember it. It

2:47:062:47:11

makes him look good so that is a

good thing!

In this country you two

2:47:112:47:19

have led the way for triathlon that

you have been fantastically

2:47:192:47:21

successful. Can you see that

carrying on? Is their strength and

2:47:212:47:28

depth now?

I think there are a few

things. Firstly more people know

2:47:282:47:34

about triathlon so the base will get

bigger. I think there are more

2:47:342:47:38

chances to race for young people and

also it seems to be attracting some

2:47:382:47:42

really top talent. Some of the guys

coming in at the bottom at the

2:47:422:47:45

moment of some of the best runners

in the country. It is attracting

2:47:452:47:49

that talent which will make it

competitive and make Britain the

2:47:492:47:52

best for years to come. It has come

a long way over the last 20 years,

2:47:522:47:59

in terms of people knowing about it.

One of the things I love about you

2:47:592:48:04

two racing, you are in the same team

but you are also not. How was it

2:48:042:48:09

when it comes to the line and you

are both sprinting?

This time in the

2:48:092:48:15

Commonwealth Games I will be

thinking it is about time I can win

2:48:152:48:18

one of these.

This has got to be the

moment!

I am hoping for that. And

2:48:182:48:25

there is a sprint distance event, it

is not like in Rio where the race

2:48:252:48:30

lasted two hours. It is bit shorter

which should help me.

Are you

2:48:302:48:36

worried, Alistair?

We will see!

It

is lovely to see you. Best of luck.

2:48:362:48:43

Thank you. Have a safe trip.

2:48:432:48:46

The Commonwealth Games begin

on April 4th and will be

2:48:462:48:49

covered by BBC Sport.

2:48:492:48:57

With the Winter Olympics over

Pyeongchang and British athletes

2:48:582:49:00

heading home with a number of

medals, you might be inspired to

2:49:002:49:05

head to your local ice rink or ski

slope or try curling.

The thing for

2:49:052:49:12

us which is easiest to associate

with us is cross-country skiing. It

2:49:122:49:18

is an endurance sport. Something I

would love to have a go at. Throwing

2:49:182:49:23

myself headfirst down an icy track

is not something I would want to do!

2:49:232:49:29

Funny you should say that!

John Maguire, good morning to you.

2:49:292:49:34

Good morning. We are at the

University of Bath. This is the push

2:49:342:49:39

start track. One of the reasons why

Britain has been doing so well in

2:49:392:49:43

this discipline over the last four

or five Winter Olympic Games, it's

2:49:432:49:48

because of this facility here. There

starts are so good. It is not on

2:49:482:49:53

ice, it is on concrete and on

matting. There is this lead on

2:49:532:49:57

wheels which gives them a chance to

practice. You go down and back-up, a

2:49:572:50:02

bit like the water parks where you

go on

2:50:022:50:09

holiday. We can talk to a couple of

the guys here. You are head of

2:50:162:50:19

performance here. Three out of six

medals was not bad?

Very good. The

2:50:192:50:22

expectation was for a medal and to

come back with three was great.

Why

2:50:222:50:24

are these guys so good?

It started

with the Bush track which is the

2:50:242:50:30

closest to ice. We have to do a lot

of things differently to other

2:50:302:50:37

nations. We have a really tight

cohesive team who have sacrificed a

2:50:372:50:39

lot and worked very hard. And thanks

to UK sport and the lottery funding

2:50:392:50:44

because that makes it all possible.

Ellie and Brogan are on the team.

2:50:442:50:49

Hopefully they will be household

names. You have not got a

2:50:492:50:54

conventional background?

No, I used

to be a sailor back when I was 14. I

2:50:542:50:59

sailed for GB. We were fifth in the

world, so not bad. But then we

2:50:592:51:05

stopped that, carried on with school

and university and when

2:51:052:51:17

and university and when I was here I

started training in the gym. I saw

2:51:172:51:20

these guys walking around in the

kitchen and I was interested. I went

2:51:202:51:22

to Power to podium which was the

selection process we went to. They

2:51:222:51:25

have another one starting this

summer. They are looking for people.

2:51:252:51:27

Oh, really, recruiting at the

moment? Brogan, you are a

2:51:272:51:32

heptathlete and you have converted

to this. What do you like about it?

2:51:322:51:40

The adrenaline rush is a credible.

It is something you either love or

2:51:402:51:46

you hate. It is addictive. -- the

adrenaline rush is incredible.

2:51:462:51:51

Hopefully one day I will get to the

Olympics.

Do you ever get scared?

2:51:512:51:56

Yes!

We will seek real fear in your

eyes because you will do some

2:51:562:52:01

commentary. I'm going to have a

little go. Brogan tell me what to

2:52:012:52:09

do. Helmet on.

We will set up at the

side. You are going to do a 100 push

2:52:092:52:15

as quick as you can and then jump on

and load.

Here we go.

This is what

2:52:152:52:22

all the hours in the gym are for. A

perfect load.

He has done a little

2:52:222:52:28

screen. As a beginner he has managed

to get on in one piece. He has his

2:52:282:52:37

feet up. There he is, he has gone

into the braking system which is

2:52:372:52:40

great. To be fair, he has got his

arms in perfect position, his

2:52:402:52:45

shoulders are down and I feel like

he could be on our skeleton

2:52:452:52:49

programme. Let's make sure it

doesn't slide back down. How are you

2:52:492:52:55

feeling?

How are you? Really nice to

see you. You won gold medal in

2:52:552:53:00

Vancouver eight years ago. What has

life been like since then?

It has

2:53:002:53:06

been good. I am more

2:53:062:53:14

been good. I am more concerned how

you got on. Life has been great. I

2:53:142:53:16

cannot believe it was eight years

ago now. And now to be through two

2:53:162:53:20

Olympic cycles and helping out with

the skeleton team and now part of

2:53:202:53:24

the BBC presenting team. You guys

are all right and we have had great

2:53:242:53:28

fun. To be out in Korea and

commenting on the skeleton team with

2:53:282:53:32

the success we have had, and to be

back here with the development

2:53:322:53:37

programme and new athletes coming

through, it is a really magical

2:53:372:53:40

thing to see that this here is what

we practice on. We don't have our

2:53:402:53:45

own ice track and yet year after

year we have been bringing home

2:53:452:53:51

medals.

Speaking of which, show us

the bling.

It is in my pocket. It is

2:53:512:53:59

old now. That is mine from Vancouver

eight years ago.

Does it feel like

2:53:592:54:05

eight years ago?

It is strange, it

feels like a couple of years ago.

2:54:052:54:14

You get so emotional because you're

part of it and so proud of everyone.

2:54:142:54:18

So proud of people like Danny Holt

Croft and Mark Wood who was my coach

2:54:182:54:22

to begin with, who has been out in

Germany coach in the new lot. And

2:54:222:54:28

the wave of coaching staff and

athletes, and how good our programme

2:54:282:54:32

is to be able to produce these

medals.

Amy, great to see you. You

2:54:322:54:38

are a local girl so this is where it

all started.

2:54:382:54:51

When you think about the programme,

the skeleton programme over the last

2:54:542:54:57

few years, especially the women's

discipline, it went bronze, silver,

2:54:572:54:59

your gold and now Lizzie with two

golds. The seeds of the success are

2:54:592:55:02

sown right here on the push start

track. Can I breathe again?

Very

2:55:022:55:04

good! Well done after doing all

that.

Fantastic. Back to you guys in

2:55:042:55:13

the studio.

John, I'm seriously impressed by all

2:55:132:55:15

skills! Well done.

The curved back, I think she said he

2:55:152:55:21

could have a future in the sport,

along those lines. Maybe! He was

2:55:212:55:26

good though, wasn't he?

We are going to have a look at the

2:55:262:55:31

weather. We were going to have a

look outside near New Broadcasting

2:55:312:55:35

House. There is a flurry of snow in

London.

2:55:352:55:39

And as we know, if it snows in

London, it is a national news story!

2:55:392:55:44

It snows here more often than in

London but when it makes London it

2:55:442:55:48

is

2:55:482:55:53

is definitely a news story.

In all seriousness, if we were

2:55:532:55:55

looking at that camera later in the

week, there would be more snow on

2:55:552:55:58

there, Carol? Yes, it will

progressively get colder. I have

2:55:582:56:03

another view of London this morning.

This was taken half an hour ago.

2:56:032:56:08

This week we are looking at

disruptive snow will stop it wins

2:56:082:56:13

accentuate in the cold feel, frost

and I split in between there will be

2:56:132:56:16

some sunshine.

2:56:162:56:24

The cold weather is coming from

Siberia. It is dragging cold air

2:56:242:56:28

across our shores. You can see the

direction of arrows and where we

2:56:282:56:32

have that at this time of year

invariably it brings snow. We have

2:56:322:56:37

had that this morning. Through the

day, some of it will drift further

2:56:372:56:41

westwards. Generally in the west it

will remain cloudy with one or two

2:56:412:56:45

bright spells may be with a glimmer

of sunshine. Temperatures across

2:56:452:56:51

England and Wales locally not

breaking freezing. We are looking at

2:56:512:56:54

a rough zero to three degrees.

Through this evening and overnight

2:56:542:56:58

we have a line of snow showers and

across East Anglia and Kent. More

2:56:582:57:03

snow coming in across eastern

Scotland and north-eastern England.

2:57:032:57:07

Under clear

2:57:072:57:14

Under clear skies it will be frosty.

Tomorrow morning we start off with a

2:57:142:57:16

Met Office and the weather warning.

This means be prepared for snow. It

2:57:162:57:20

starts in the night and goes through

tomorrow. Areas of tomorrow likely

2:57:202:57:25

to be disrupted because of

significant snow across the

2:57:252:57:29

north-east of England, Lincolnshire

and the Midlands and the second area

2:57:292:57:33

is across the south-east. Tomorrow,

there will be snow outside of those

2:57:332:57:37

areas but these are the areas likely

to have some disruption. Then on

2:57:372:57:41

Wednesday, another area and again

and Amber weather warning, be

2:57:412:57:46

prepared for disruption across

northern Scotland, eastern Scotland

2:57:462:57:49

and North East England. On Tuesday

there will be snow outside this area

2:57:492:57:53

but the most destructive will be

where we have the Amber weather

2:57:532:57:57

warning. On Tuesday, we continue

with the snow across eastern

2:57:572:58:02

Scotland, northern England, heading

across Lincolnshire, northern

2:58:022:58:05

England and Wales as well. And still

this line of snow across the east

2:58:052:58:11

heading down to the Channel Islands.

It will be breezy and it will feel

2:58:112:58:16

cold. Maximum temperatures round one

or two Celsius. These are towns and

2:58:162:58:22

cities. Where there is lying snow,

the temperature will be lower than

2:58:222:58:25

that. On Wednesday we have an Amber

weather warning in force across

2:58:252:58:31

northern and eastern Scotland and

northern England. We have further

2:58:312:58:36

spells of significant snowfall. In

between there will be some brighter

2:58:362:58:39

skies. It will be windy will stop

with the wind chill it will feel

2:58:392:58:46

much colder, bitterly cold in fact.

-7 for some, -10 and -12 for others.

2:58:462:58:53

By Wednesday, the amount of lying

snow we have are these figures. As

2:58:532:59:01

we move into Thursday, an area of

low pressure will bump into the cold

2:59:012:59:06

air across southern parts of the UK

introducing some heavy snow. If you

2:59:062:59:12

look at the isobars it says it will

be windy so the snow will drift.

2:59:122:59:17

Some can have blizzards. The timing

and position of this can change. It

2:59:172:59:23

will be moving steadily northwards

as we head through Friday.

2:59:232:59:27

Thanks for the update, you can find

more information on the website.

2:59:342:59:39

As the temperatures plummet

and the so called "Beast

2:59:392:59:41

from the East" arrives,

we'd love to know how the weather

2:59:412:59:44

is affecting things where you live.

2:59:442:59:46

You've already started

sending in your photos.

2:59:462:59:48

John and Liz haven't let

the cold weather stop them

2:59:482:59:53

getting out and about -

this is at the top of

2:59:532:59:55

Cat Bells in Keswick.

2:59:552:59:59

Julie Sanders sent in these photos

of her dogs Pixie and Stanley

2:59:593:00:02

getting ready for cold winter walks.

3:00:023:00:10

There are light snow

flurries in Woodford Green,

3:00:103:00:16

thanks to Janet Benson for sending

in this picture and Ben Charles

3:00:163:00:18

woke up to a covering

of snow in Brentwood.

3:00:183:00:23

If you find yourself surrounded

by snow drifts or wearing three

3:00:233:00:25

jumpers to keep to warm,

we'd love you to send us a photo.

3:00:253:00:30

We'll show as many as we can

during our Break-frost

3:00:303:00:33

coverage this week!

3:00:333:00:35

You can email us at

[email protected],

3:00:353:00:36

contact us via our Facebook page

or tweet us @bbcbreakfast.

3:00:363:00:44

We will put together all your

pictures and do take care because it

3:00:443:00:47

could be very cold indeed. Now a

story which has fascinated us for

3:00:473:00:54

decades.

3:00:543:00:56

American divorcee Wallis

Simpson changed the face

3:00:563:00:57

of the British monarchy.

3:00:573:00:58

The decision by King Edward

the eighth, to relinquish his crown

3:00:583:01:01

for the sake of the woman he loved

shocked the world.

3:01:013:01:04

And while it may seem like a love

story of royal proportions,

3:01:043:01:07

a new book reveals her heart may

have actually belonged

3:01:073:01:09

to someone else.

3:01:093:01:10

Royal biographer Andrew Morton

is the author of Wallis In Love

3:01:103:01:13

and he's with us now.

3:01:133:01:21

Where to start? It is clear from

what you have phoned, and you have

3:01:223:01:26

find a lot of information, that the

King was deeply in love, but sorted

3:01:263:01:30

with her.

Absolutely, he was

besotted with her but she treated

3:01:303:01:35

him like a child or like a

housekeeper would treat little dog.

3:01:353:01:42

She always felt I think she was

dammed if she married him, dammed if

3:01:423:01:46

she didn't. The vitriol in the

letters she received indicated that.

3:01:463:01:54

From members of the public?

From

members of the public, associates

3:01:543:02:00

and so on. It was a relationship

where she was in love with somebody

3:02:003:02:06

else who I reveal in the book as a

chap called Herman Rogers.

Tell us

3:02:063:02:11

about the guy she was in love with?

One of the things you explain is

3:02:113:02:18

that because of what Edward had

given up she felt she needed to keep

3:02:183:02:21

the relationship going.

Yes, she was

always calling him Sir but once the

3:02:213:02:32

cameras were off, as it were, she

was very dismissive of him. She

3:02:323:02:37

always felt the real man in her life

was this chap Herman Rogers who had

3:02:373:02:42

been her post when she went to

China, slept next to her room for

3:02:423:02:48

months follow-up to the wedding and

beyond.

3:02:483:02:55

beyond. It was that relationship,

when he married for the second time,

3:02:553:02:59

Herman Rogers, that Wallis went up

to his second wife and said the EU

3:02:593:03:04

now he is the only man I have ever

loved and his second wife, ruled

3:03:043:03:10

that Wallis looked at her and said I

am sure the Duke would be thrilled.

3:03:103:03:15

He had given up the greatest empire

the world had ever seen for the love

3:03:153:03:20

of this woman.

So she did change

British history.

Of course. She

3:03:203:03:27

transformed British yesterday. Many

people argue she did us a favour

3:03:273:03:37

because if he had become the king he

could have influenced the way the

3:03:373:03:40

government behaved towards the Nazis

in 1940. The steely is that the

3:03:403:03:48

fourth empty plinth at Trafalgar

Square should be occupied by Wallis.

3:03:483:03:53

You look at that in the book. Where

did you get this information, this

3:03:533:03:58

new information and footage?

I got

it from the Rogers family, he was a

3:03:583:04:05

great cinematographer, the crews on

the Nile in 1936, on the wedding

3:04:053:04:16

day, and I also discovered a whole

cachet of new conversations with

3:04:163:04:23

amongst others the Queen, gave an

interview to Wallis's ghostwriter.

3:04:233:04:28

It all added up to a whole load of

new information to give a vivid

3:04:283:04:33

insight into Wallis and Edwards and

the relationship.

You talk about

3:04:333:04:40

this in the book, do you get a

feeling of what she was like?

Yeah,

3:04:403:04:46

she is somebody who loved to make

her own decisions. When she was

3:04:463:04:50

growing up she was very strong

willed, very imaginative,

3:04:503:04:53

photographic memory. The one

decision she had no control of was

3:04:533:04:59

the abdication and when the King

said he had abdicated her response

3:04:593:05:06

was just a few words, you god dam

full. She always envisaged becoming

3:05:063:05:11

the green. She always treated the

relationship as a bit of a joke

3:05:113:05:18

because he wrote these soppy love

letters and could shuffle the park

3:05:183:05:22

of any love letter he sent to

previous mistresses and they are all

3:05:223:05:26

roughly the same and he had the same

shtick, he would give them all a

3:05:263:05:31

dork and some jewellery and write

these letters. It was understandable

3:05:313:05:37

that she was the next package on a

conveyor belt before he saw the next

3:05:373:05:43

bright shiny object.

You have

written a book as well but Meghan

3:05:433:05:47

Markle, is that in the process?

It

goes to the printers today I think.

3:05:473:05:54

Is it revelatory, is it about the

impact she will have on the Royal

3:05:543:05:58

family?

It is her impact on the

royal family, on her background and

3:05:583:06:02

on the monarchy going forward.

Have

you spoken to her?

No, spoke to

3:06:023:06:08

members of her family and friends.

For some of the year I am in

3:06:083:06:14

Pasadena where my wife is from and

that is sort of Meghan Markle

3:06:143:06:17

essential, half of the kids went to

school with her, boyfriends loving

3:06:173:06:21

down the street. An interesting area

to do research.

Thank you very much.

3:06:213:06:28

And Andrew Morton's

biography of Wallis Simpson

3:06:283:06:30

is called Wallis In Love.

3:06:303:06:31

Let's get the last brief look at the

news where you are.

3:06:313:06:37

I am back with the latest at half

past one.

3:08:103:08:19

Most of us are aware of how

difficult it can be to find

3:08:193:08:23

somewhere affordable to live -

particularly in London.

3:08:233:08:24

But it seems there's a disturbing,

growing trend for some landlords

3:08:243:08:27

to exploit women by offering

"rent for sex".

3:08:273:08:31

According to a YouGov poll,

190,000 women say they were offered

3:08:313:08:34

a place to stay rent free,

in exchange for

3:08:343:08:37

"alternative payment" last year.

3:08:373:08:39

Investigative journalist,

Ellie Flynn, has been undercover

3:08:393:08:41

in a new BBC Three

documentary to find out more.

3:08:413:08:49

I just want to find out if this is

genuine and I think to do that I

3:08:493:08:53

have to meet these guys, I don't

think they will talk to me if I say

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I am a journalist. This was 18 hours

ago, free house share in London,

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friends with benefits arrangement,

provide pictures when contacting,

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room available immediately. They all

want pictures. I want to know if

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these landlords are exploiting

people with nowhere else to go and

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where the lines of consent are.

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And Ellie joins us now.

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It's an extraordinary investigation,

take us back to the beginning, you

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understood there might be this kind

of thing going on and find out it

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was widespread.

I knew this had

happened in some parts of the UK and

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we looked into it and find this is

happening all over the country on

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such a huge scale, from Brighton to

Edinburgh, big cities and small

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towns, it is everywhere.

Is it

illegal?

The Justice Secretary have

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said it is covered by law in the UK

because it can be classified as

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incitement to prostitution. But that

law does not relate specifically to

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the rent for six issue so I think

there needs to be more

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clarification.

You saw this was

going on and when to go and meet

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some of these so-called landlords,

what sort of things did you find

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out?

The thing which surprised me

most was that this can be anyone

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doing it, I met a guy who was 24, I

met a guy who was renting his

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daughter 's room when she was at

university.

That is staggering.

His

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daughter was my age, she had gone

off and he was renting her room.

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That's what was most surprising,

that it could be anybody, it could

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be your friend or your boss or your

dad.

Let's see a clip from the

3:10:463:10:52

programme. This was you meeting one

of the landlords winning a hidden

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camera.

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You told him you were a reporter and

what was his reaction?

He said he

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was not doing anything wrong and was

looking for a consensual adult

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arrangement. I think the issue with

this is it plans the lines of

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consent in general, people do not

know that anything is being done

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wrong, landlords don't know, tenants

don't know that and I think people

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can find themselves in a situation

where they are not necessarily

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consenting but it's out of

desperation.

Where you surprised,

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did you expect it to be more

sinister than it was, that guy in

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some of the other people you meet

are quite upfront and it's almost

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like a normal relationship.

One

person did say he was taking the

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emotion out of it and treating it as

a business transaction and I think

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that seems to be the way these

people are dealing with it, they are

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not necessarily thinking of it as a

relationship.

I wanted to know what

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you thought about, if they were

deliberately targeting vulnerable

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people?

I think the reality is that

people who respond to these adverts

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don't have anywhere else to go so by

nature they are vulnerable and are

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desperate. I think if you don't

realise that you're quite naive.

You

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say this is essentially against the

law but how can people stop it?

I

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think website up to clamp down on

these adverts. I reported 20 and

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only two came down. There needs to

be clearer legislation around the

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issue to make it clearly illegal and

I also think it needs to be enforced

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by law enforcement.

It is

fascinating and far more widespread

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than perhaps we thought that was,

thank you.

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Ellie Undercover: Rent for Sex

will be available

3:13:203:13:22

on BBC iPlayer on Wednesday.

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That's all from Breakfast

for this morning.

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Thanks for joining us.

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We're back tomorrow

from six o'clock.

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But now on BBC One, top criminal

barristers Sasha Wass

3:13:283:13:30

and Jeremy Dein re-investigate

the historic case against

3:13:303:13:34

Charlotte Bryant, and the story

of a murder which tore apart

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a family in the 1930s.

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