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Hello this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

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Commuters face heavy disruption

as snow storms sweep in from Russia.

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Hundreds of trains and dozens

of flights have been cancelled -

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and there are warnings of more

freezing weather on the way.

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At the Met office has two Amber

warnings in place be prepared for

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disruptive snow and they stand

across northern England, the

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Midlands and parts of south-east

England, but elsewhere there will be

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further snow showers and it will be

bitterly cold.

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Good morning, it's Tuesday

the 27th of February.

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Also this morning:

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The International Trade Secretary,

Liam Fox, attacks Jeremy Corbyn's

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Brexit plan as "a complete

sell-out", despite support

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from some Tory rebels.

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The body of a fifth person has been

found after an explosion

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which destroyed a building

in Leicester - we'll be

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live there after 7:00.

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Good morning from Gateshead where

they are launching an exhibition of

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the North. 80 days of events running

throughout the region over the

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summer and I will be telling you

more about it.

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In Sport, Britain's Winter Olympians

return from Pyeonchang,

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with double skeleton champion,

Lizzy Yarnold, undecided

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if she'll go for a hat-trick

of golds at the next Games.

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All of that's coming up later.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

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Snow and arctic temperatures

are expected across the UK

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for the rest of the week.

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The Met Office has issued both

yellow warnings and more serious

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amber warnings for large parts

of eastern England.

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Up to 10cm of snow is expected today

and as much as 20cm is predicted

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in some parts of eastern England,

Scotland and Northern Ireland

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by the end of Wednesday.

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Drivers are being warned

they could face major disruption.

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More than 200 trains

are no longer running,

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while British Airways says over 60

flights have been cancelled.

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Let's go to Jane Frances Kelly who

is at a given Hill were a snow

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emergency has been declared. What is

the latest?

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At Christmas scene, not the sort of

thing you expect at the end of

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February. This arctic winds, Arctic

conditions P Southeast in their

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grip. There is an amber warning,

overnight, bands of heavy snow went

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over Kent and parts of Sussex. Kent

Police been using 4x4 vehicles to

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respond to emergency call-outs. Kent

county councils highways agency has

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declared a snow and emergency. It

says it wants to keep all the main

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routes clear and have asked people

not to contact it unless it is

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urgent. As I was driving down, there

were

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were gritters, gritting the roads.

Travellers are being asked to check

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trains are running and their train

hasn't been cancelled. Network Rail

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overnight has been running empty

trains to actually make sure there

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is no ice and snow on the tracks.

They have put on heaters and

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installation onto the pointers. I

think the message today is, check

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before you travel.

Absolutely, will

do.

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Disruption to public transport

is already being felt this morning.

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Ben Ando is at Colchester

railway station.

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Nice to see you wrapped up warm,

what is the situation?

On a normal

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warning, four or five trains would

have already left for London, taking

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those early-morning commuters. But

at the moment they are waiting for

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the first departure. Trains are

running later and finishing earlier

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this evening as well, because there

is more snow forecast. It is not

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just Greater Anglia who run trains

from the East of England into

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London, but also great Northern,

greater Transport for London and

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they are all suffering problems

because of the weather. It is the

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engineering problems snow and ice

can cause to trains when they are

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running. Points can freeze over,

branches that are laden with snow

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can fall onto overhead power cables.

Trains that are running often have

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to run more slowly because of speed

restrictions imposed by Network

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Rail. That is the company that

manages the rail infrastructure, the

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tracks and the power supplies to the

trains that are running.

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Difficulties for commuters and

decisions were taken early. Perhaps,

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you might think the snow hasn't been

as

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as bad as forecast, but nonetheless,

the companies cannot take any

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chances.

Thank you very much. We

will have more on that throughout

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the morning. We will be speaking to

someone from Greater Anglia trains

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later.

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Who can guide us through everything

going on. There is only one person!

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Carol has the very latest on those

weather warnings for us now.

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We're looking at part of East

Anglia, Kent, heading down towards

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the Channel Islands and locally,

more than ten centimetres, but

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generally looking at up to three

centimetres. Because the showers are

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aligned, if you are in that

alignment, that is when you will see

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the heaviest snow. North-east in

particular, towards the Midlands,

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ten centimetres, but we could see

more than that. It will be a windy

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day. It will be blowing around and

drifting. Again, hazardous

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conditions. Elsewhere there will be

further snow showers, not in the

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high impact bang, the amber band,

the be prepared bands, but it could

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lead to problematic travel

conditions. Through the rest of the

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week on each day gets colder and as

the wind gets stronger, a

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significant wind-chill and more snow

yet to come.

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Carol will be with us every shoe

minutes on Breakfast this morning.

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But thank you for the moment.

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The political row over the UK's

future trading relationship

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with the European Union

will continue later when Liam Fox

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will tell businesses that

staying in a customs union

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would be a "sell-out"

of the country's interests.

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The International Trade Secretary

is the latest Cabinet

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member to deliver a speech

on the Government's Brexit

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negotiating position.

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Our political correspondent

Alex Forsyth is in Westminster.

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I get the feeling, as well as

talking about the weather, it will

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be another Brexit week, Alex?

You

are probably right and this is

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becoming the next big Brexit battle

ground. The customs union allows its

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members to trade goods across

borders without any tariffs.

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Yesterday we had fun Jeremy Corbyn

and why he thinks the UK should stay

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in a customs union with the EU. He

said it would keep trade flowing and

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stop any hardening of the border

with Ireland, which will become the

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border between the UK and the EU,

once we leave. Today we will hear

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from Liam Fox, saying why he thinks

the UK should leave a customs union.

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He thinks staying in one will mean

we have two followed Brussels' rules

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about having a say. It. Is making

trade deals with the rest of the

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world and it will be a sell-out of

Britain's National interest. It is

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about our future trading policy.

What is agreed will affect that

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crucial topic of the border on the

island of Ireland, but this is

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politically important. It is one of

the areas of real difference between

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Labour and the Conservatives on

Brexit. Some Tory MPs are suggesting

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they prefer Labour's position and

could try to defeat the government

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on this. It is becoming a complex,

but crucial issue.

Alex, thank you

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very much and coverage of that

speech later on across the BBC.

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Five people are now known to have

died after an explosion destroyed

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a building in Leicester.

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Fire officers are due to continue

a search and rescue operation

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on the site of the former shop

and flat this morning.

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Five people remain in hospital

after the explosion,

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one in a critical condition.

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We will take you live to the scene

in Leicester on the search effort

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just after 7am here on Breakfast.

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The UK is facing a growing threat

from far-right terrorism,

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according to the outgoing head

of counter-terrorism policing.

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Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley,

who will retire next month,

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revealed that four extreme-right

terrorist attacks were disrupted

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last year, as well as ten

Islamist-inspired plots.

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Of course, we've always

had right wing groups

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who organise protests,

some hate crime and a

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degree of criminality.

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We've occasionally in the past had

lone actors committing

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right wing terror acts.

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But what we have now,

is a degree of organisation,

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so about 18 months ago,

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based on the intelligence

we provided, the Home Secretary

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prescribed national action.

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That means he declared them

a terrorist organisation.

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They are, unashamedly,

home-grown and they are a

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unashamedly neo-Nazi,

white supremacist

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terrorist organisation.

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That has to be a matter of concern

we now have that degree

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of organisation here.

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That reflects the increased number

of arrests and the fact we are now

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announcing that a combination

of organised and individuals acting

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have led to four plots

being foiled last year.

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Today an "humanitarian pause"

is due to start in Syria's

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rebel-held Eastern Ghouta,

which has faced an intense air

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and ground attack by pro-government

forces for more than a week.

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Russia's President, Vladimir Putin,

has ordered a daily five-hour pause

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in the Syrian government's assault

on the enclave, so that civilians

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can flee and humanitarian

aid can be delivered.

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The International Committee

of the Red Cross says aid

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organisations are ready to go

in as soon as possible.

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A fifth British tourist has died

following a helicopter crash

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in the Grand Canyon more

than two weeks ago.

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29-year-old Eleanor Udall died

in a Las Vegas hospital,

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four days after her husband,

Jonathan.

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The couple were on their honeymoon

when the accident happened.

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Three of their friends were also

killed in the crash.

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Research suggests students

from poorer backgrounds are more

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likely to live at home

whilst at University

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than their richer counterparts,

and it could be limiting

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their life chances.

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Charity, The Sutton Trust says

moving to a bigger city to study

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is often an "escalator"

for social mobility.

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Our education correspondent

Elaine Dunkley reports.

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An armed police officer criticised

by Donald Trump after the recent

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school shooting in Florida has

defended his actions.

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Scot Peterson was outside

the school in Broward County

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when a gunman killed 17 people.

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However, in a statement,

the officer's lawyer said

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it was "patently untrue"

that his client was a coward.

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The US President says he would have

gone into the school

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even if he had been unarmed.

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You know I really believe you don't

know until you are tested,

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but I think, I really believe I'd

run in there even if I

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didn't have a weapon.

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And I think most of the people

in this room would have done that

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too, because I know most of you.

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But the way they performed

was really a disgrace.

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We may all be bracing ourselves

for the cold weather,

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but for some members of the animal

world adapting to the climate

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is perfectly natural.

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Have you seen this?

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This is a rare white stoat,

caught on camera in a garden

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in North Yorkshire.

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The tiny mammals are normally

a rusty brown colour

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but have the ability

to shed their coats and replace them

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with white ermine when living

in areas with a low average

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temperature - perfect for this week

on the North York Moors.

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It is the most beautiful animal. Is

that what it has done?

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Yes, it has shed its normal rusty

brown.

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John is here. How do you feel about

stoats?

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Can't say I am inspirational.

No Dom Parsons.

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Where was he? I don't know, Lizzy

Yarnold came back sooner. But she

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went back to meet them at Heathrow.

It was interesting, Billy Morgan

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said he was nervous meeting the

media when they touched down

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yesterday. That is the moment, you

return and see the cameras and

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everybody welcoming you back but it

must be nerve-racking, when you are

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out in South Korea, detached with

what is going on here. It was

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special for them. Needless to say,

partition daily-macro conversation

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turned about their participation at

the next Winter games.

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not that skeleton gold medallist

Lizzy Yarnold would be

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drawn on her participation

at the next winters.

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She says she'll take a break before

deciding if she'll go for a hat

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trick of golds in Beijing.

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As Scotland look to follow

up their huge Six Nations win over

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England, they could be without key

man Ryan Wilson for the rest

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tournament, if he's punished

for making contact with the eye

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of an England player on Saturday.

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright says it's

time for a younger manager

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to replace Arsene Wenger

at the club.

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We talked about their defeat

to Manchester City in the League Cup

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final yesterday, he says there's no

case for him to stay.

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And the Davis Cup could

be set for a revamp.

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The International Tennis Federation

are considering swapping it

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for a World Cup of Tennis, that

could start as early as next year.

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Andy Murray there is rumoured to be

in support, broadly, of the plans

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which would essentially cede the

Davis Cup, which is played through

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four weekends of the year. That

would go, and there would be a World

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Cup of tennis. Over a two-week

period?

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Yes, maybe a week.

It would be great to watch. It would

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condense the calendar down.

Players are getting injured. So much

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tennis being played. The Davis Cup,

as fantastic as it is is being

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marginalised. It is a way of putting

the international tournament back on

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the landscape.

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We know that the beast from the east

is causing all sorts of problems,

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let's get the details.

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It's been a cold night, temperatures

fell to -6 in the south-east. There

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is lying snow in Northumberland,

eight centimetres, seven centimetres

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across part of North Yorkshire and

five centimetres across parts of

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Kent. That sets the scene. The Met

Office has two amber be prepared for

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disruption weather warnings for

today, also today, also some for

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tomorrow, but today, the areas are

the north-east of England towards

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the Midlands, and the south-east,

from East Anglia to the Channel

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Islands. All of these areas could

see five to ten centimetres but

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locally up to 15 centimetres. In the

south-east, at times, it could be

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less. Cold air is coming all the way

from Russia, you can see the Blue

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Cross the near continent and our

shores, it's quite common for us in

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this wind direction to seat snow

showers or significant snow coming

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our way at this time of the year. We

have snow heading all the way down

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the East and in the East Anglia,

heading towards the Channel islands,

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Guernsey will see up to eight

centimetres. It will be blowing

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around in the wind but it will be

there is some dry weather and sunny

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spells. Some of the snow will not be

as heavy in the West. Temperatures

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two to three today, but with the

wind chill, it will feel colder.

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Through the evening and overnight,

more snow piling in across the North

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and east of Scotland and North East

England, and some snow showers

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clipping the south coast of

Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. A cold

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night in prospect, where we have

lying snow, there could be some ice.

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In rural areas, it will be minus

double figures. Into Wednesday,

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another be prepared for disruption

weather warning for the Met Office

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across northern Scotland, eastern

Scotland and north-east England. The

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showers in the South East will drift

further west so some more wintry

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showers in western areas and it will

brighten up as touch with less

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wintry showers in the south-east.

But Wednesday afternoon, when you

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add on the wind, will be bitterly

cold. It will be continually cold on

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Thursday and

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Thursday and Friday with disruptive

snow and blizzards. This system is

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coming up from the continent, it has

been named by the Portuguese weather

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service as Emma, and it will be

bringing snow across England and

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Wales. It will be accompanied by six

strong winds, there will be blowing

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snow showers and blizzards. On

Friday, the snow is going to

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continue to push steadily

northwards, this could be

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disruptive, still windy, the snow

still blowing around with rain

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coming from behind. You will notice

that difference in temperature in

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the Channel Islands but for the rest

of us, it will be cold.

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That's a dramatic picture, looking

at that maps. Let us know where the

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temperatures are in the minus

figures, some people aren't telling

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us already. The front page of The

Times, don't know why you would

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still go punting!

He's still on his

shirt sleeves!

Rocking a T-shirt

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there. Everyone else is very warm.

Not even looking where they are

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going but I'm sure they enjoyed it.

And Liam Fox attacks did this over

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support for Labour, he said, don't

back customs union.

He is making a

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speech today. There are lots of

pictures of snow in various places,

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that is a Household Cavalry card.

The Telegraph has a main story about

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the rail operators who are accused

of benefiting from transport chaos

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pipe pocketing millions of pounds of

compensation while passengers in

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jewel cancellations and delays.

--

into your cancellations. We have a

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penguin on the front page of the

Guardian, a report from the

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Antarctic says that unless

greenhouse emissions are

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greenhouse emissions are reduced,

70% of king penguins will be forced

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to move their breeding grounds or

face extinction. The main story is

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the health alert for diabetes, cases

doubling.

The Daily Mail has said

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they have had a ten year battle with

plastic, they have quite a lot of

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information the talking about why

there is not more deposit schemes.

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The Mirror has a

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there is not more deposit schemes.

The Mirror has story about a young

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girl who has died after her GP

turned her away after her mum turned

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up with her for an emergency.

The

beast from the East has a lot of

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front pages, the son has the great

writ -ish flake off. -- British.

The

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dangers of boxing in the sports

pages, the boxer won his match,

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complained of headaches and then

died later on. There is an

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interesting analysis on the BBC

website, we have had three deaths in

0:21:340:21:38

the last five years. He did some

interviews, he was touching his head

0:21:380:21:44

and he was in distress, he went down

in the tenth. There is work being

0:21:440:21:52

done about boxing near hospitals who

have brain injury units, doing MRI

0:21:520:21:59

scans, they are doing the best they

can but is still a dangerous sport.

0:21:590:22:04

The weeks before he was asked about

the dangers of the sport, and he

0:22:040:22:08

said, I embraced it. This is why we

get in the ring, there is a danger.

0:22:080:22:13

Sadly, that is what has happened.

Can I talk about handholding? I'm

0:22:130:22:18

not going to hold your hand.

I want

to hold your hand!

You know one of

0:22:180:22:26

your loved ones is in pain, you hold

their hands. They have proved,

0:22:260:22:31

neuroscientists, that it does make a

difference. That's amazing. The

0:22:310:22:36

effect is strong enough to diminish

the pain of a hot piece of metal

0:22:360:22:40

applied to form and seems to work

especially well with women.

Do you

0:22:400:22:46

fancy a hand-held?

I'm all right,

I'm not in pain.

Where on for three

0:22:460:22:52

hours so if you needed at any point,

I'm here for you.

Anyway, moving on!

0:22:520:23:02

Two leading animal charities

are warning Britain's cat population

0:23:020:23:04

is at crisis point with a surge

in the number of strays

0:23:040:23:07

across the country.

0:23:070:23:08

The RSPCA and the PDSA are now

urging owners to make

0:23:080:23:11

sure their pets have been neutered

to help reduce numbers.

0:23:110:23:13

Ali Fortescue explains.

0:23:130:23:15

MIAOWING.

0:23:150:23:18

Handing over a pet for surgery,

a tough moment for any animal lover.

0:23:180:23:24

They're part of the family,

you know, and it's like anything,

0:23:240:23:26

if I were having an operation,

I would be just as tearful.

0:23:260:23:31

But the RSPCA says the cat

population is at crisis point.

0:23:310:23:35

They're piloting a scheme

in Sheffield to let owners

0:23:350:23:37

neuter their cats for free.

0:23:370:23:40

It's unsustainable,

our centres are full.

0:23:400:23:42

Shelters are full.

0:23:420:23:43

And if the situation

continues as it's going,

0:23:430:23:46

there are going to be more stray

cats, there's going to be more feral

0:23:460:23:50

communities that don't have anybody

to look out for them

0:23:500:23:52

in the community.

0:23:520:23:54

Can I get some when you're ready?

0:23:540:23:56

As part of the pilot scheme,

vet Rob and his team are spaying

0:23:560:24:00

and castrating 70 cats today.

0:24:000:24:03

It's amazing how quickly these

animals bounce back from surgery

0:24:030:24:06

compared to if we had a similar

operation, it would take us

0:24:060:24:09

a lot longer to recover.

0:24:090:24:11

And also, it's often

a lot more health issues

0:24:110:24:14

if we don't get them neutered.

0:24:140:24:16

So they're much more prone

to getting cancers and womb

0:24:160:24:18

infections and things like that

if they're not spayed.

0:24:180:24:25

We are really recommending,

the PDSA and the RSPCA,

0:24:250:24:27

neutering these cats at four months

of age so before they hit puberty.

0:24:270:24:31

Nine out of ten cat owners have

already neutered their pets.

0:24:310:24:34

With more than 10 million

cats in the UK, that's

0:24:340:24:37

potentially 1 million that

are still not neutered.

0:24:370:24:40

And it's thought that one female

over five years could could be

0:24:400:24:43

responsible for 20,000 descendants.

0:24:430:24:51

And the trouble with unwanted

descendants is it means

0:24:520:24:54

there's more stray cats.

0:24:540:24:55

This is South Yorkshire,

where the problem is thought

0:24:550:24:57

to be particularly bad.

0:24:570:24:58

I've been here for just five minutes

and already we've seen several feral

0:24:580:25:01

cats like these ones.

0:25:010:25:02

The RSPCA says this is a problem

that's growing because the more

0:25:020:25:06

un-neutered kittens there are,

the more cats there will be

0:25:060:25:07

with nowhere to go.

0:25:070:25:08

Nowhere to go except rescue centres

like this one which staff say

0:25:080:25:12

is nearly at breaking point.

0:25:120:25:15

We can't take them on because we've

got so many but there's just

0:25:150:25:18

so many pumping out anyway,

and if they are feral and stray,

0:25:180:25:21

odds are, they're not

going to be neutered.

0:25:210:25:23

They'll be breeding,

and we're is going to be

0:25:230:25:27

absolutely inundated.

0:25:270:25:28

We may be a nation of cat lovers,

but too many kittens could mean

0:25:280:25:32

we simply can't look after one

of our favourite pets.

0:25:320:25:39

There you go. Scary cat news.

Steph is on Tyneside this morning.

0:25:410:25:50

More details about how big plans for

a great exhibition, hello, Steph!

0:25:500:25:55

Don't go away!

That was a sprint to

get in position!

0:25:550:26:01

The reason why I ran is because

we've been hiding inside until you

0:26:010:26:06

were ready to come to us because

it's freezing! Have a little look

0:26:060:26:10

over the side, you can see the snow,

where in Gateshead, the wonderful

0:26:100:26:14

Tyne Bridge behind me and it's been

snowing overnight. It's a really

0:26:140:26:21

exciting day for the region because

it's the launch of the great

0:26:210:26:23

exhibition of the north, this will

run for 80 days a summer at 30

0:26:230:26:31

venues across the North, it will

include things like water sculpture.

0:26:310:26:36

This is a mocked up version of it.

You will be able to see the

0:26:360:26:40

wonderful fountain that is going to

run across the Tyne Bridge. It's all

0:26:400:26:45

about celebrating the North and it's

going to be lots of different events

0:26:450:26:49

to inspire people as well and tell

us about the history of the region.

0:26:490:26:52

You can see some Lego models that

have shown what's been achieved in

0:26:520:26:58

the region as well. It's not just

about the north-east, it's the whole

0:26:580:27:02

of the North. There's a competition

running for children, they're

0:27:020:27:05

looking for the inventions of the

future, I love stuff like that. You

0:27:050:27:09

can see some of these, binoculars

which the into the future, wouldn't

0:27:090:27:14

that be useful? Especially for the

lottery! We have got a driverless

0:27:140:27:18

car that you can sleep in, one for

the future. And what's of other

0:27:180:27:22

inventions. We will see some of

these kids later and we will have a

0:27:220:27:30

choir, but more from me later on.

First the news, travel where you

0:27:300:30:59

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

0:30:590:31:03

It's 6.30am.

0:31:030:31:06

We'll bring you all the latest news

and sport in a moment,

0:31:060:31:08

but also on Breakfast this morning.

0:31:080:31:10

As the Beast from East arrives we'll

bring you all the latest travel

0:31:100:31:13

advice as train companies

and airlines are already

0:31:130:31:15

cancelling services.

0:31:150:31:19

He was born two months premature,

but survived and grew up to be one

0:31:190:31:22

of Britain's toughest soldiers.

0:31:220:31:24

Ex SAS serviceman Jason Fox will be

here to tell us about his latest

0:31:240:31:27

challenge aimed at raising money

for babies like him.

0:31:270:31:32

From plants to poetry.

0:31:320:31:36

Alan Titchmarsh is releasing

an album of gardening

0:31:360:31:37

verse set to music.

0:31:370:31:40

Later we'll find out

why he's branching out.

0:31:400:31:48

Good morning, here's

a summary of today's main

0:31:490:31:51

stories from BBC News.

0:31:510:31:53

Up to 20 centimetres of snow

is predicted in some parts

0:31:530:31:56

of Eastern England today as arctic

temperatures hit the UK.

0:31:560:31:59

Some train services and flights

have been cancelled,

0:31:590:32:02

and motorists are being warned

they could face major disruption.

0:32:020:32:06

Our reporter Phil Bodmer

is in Stamford Bridge

0:32:060:32:10

in East Yorkshire

for us this morning.

0:32:100:32:18

Everyone we have spoken to this

morning is very well wrapped up, we

0:32:180:32:22

can see a dusting behind you?

That's

right, I am not sure about 20

0:32:220:32:28

centimetres but we might have won or

two centimetres in East Yorkshire.

0:32:280:32:34

This is the centre of one of the

ball-macro amber warnings issued

0:32:340:32:39

overnight and this is in force until

11am this morning. But that bad

0:32:390:32:44

weather hasn't materialised. Maybe a

few flakes coming down. When I

0:32:440:32:49

arrived about 5am it was snowing

more heavily but the main roads are

0:32:490:32:54

keeping open and the pathways are

covered in a light covering. But the

0:32:540:33:02

main road between York and the

coastal resorts of Bridlington are

0:33:020:33:07

flowing freely. The snowploughs

haven't been needed and the gritting

0:33:070:33:13

they did last night seems to be

doing its job. We're not of any

0:33:130:33:21

major disruption around York. That

is about ten miles from us. We hope

0:33:210:33:30

we have survived the first phase of

the beast from the east without any

0:33:300:33:34

too much damage. I'm not aware of

any issue so far and people are

0:33:340:33:38

going about their business as normal

this morning.

It is not quite

0:33:380:33:43

nothing to see here because Carol

has been saying all week, it is

0:33:430:33:48

going to get worse. There are a

number of trains and travel

0:33:480:33:54

implications for many people going

out this morning. If you are going

0:33:540:33:58

out on the roads, please take care

and check with local BBC website

0:33:580:34:03

about school closures and any travel

issues.

0:34:030:34:06

Carol will be here in about ten

minutes to give us the details.

0:34:060:34:13

Staying in a customs union with the

EU would be a sell-out to Great

0:34:140:34:19

Britain, according to Liam Fox. He

is expected to save the future of

0:34:190:34:25

global trade will not be decided

through strict arrangements like a

0:34:250:34:28

customs union.

0:34:280:34:32

Five people are now known to have

died after an explosion destroyed

0:34:320:34:34

a building in Leicester.

0:34:340:34:36

Fire officers are due to continue

a search and rescue operation

0:34:360:34:38

on the site of the former shop

and flat this morning.

0:34:380:34:41

You can see the damage caused by

that explosion.

0:34:410:34:45

Five people remain in hospital

after the explosion,

0:34:450:34:47

one in a critical condition.

0:34:470:34:50

We are live there just after 7am on

Breakfast this morning.

0:34:500:35:03

This Assistant Commissioner, Mark

Crowley, who will retire next month

0:35:030:35:06

has revealed for extreme Right

terrorist attacks were disrupted

0:35:060:35:09

last year, as well as ten Islamist

inspired plots.

0:35:090:35:14

Of course, we've always

had right wing groups

0:35:140:35:17

who organise protests,

some hate crime and a

0:35:170:35:19

degree of criminality.

0:35:190:35:22

We've occasionally in the past had

lone actors committing

0:35:220:35:24

right wing terror acts.

0:35:240:35:27

But what we have now,

is a degree of organisation,

0:35:270:35:30

so about 18 months ago,

0:35:300:35:31

based on the intelligence

we provided, the Home Secretary

0:35:310:35:33

prescribed national action.

0:35:330:35:35

That means he declared them

a terrorist organisation.

0:35:350:35:38

They are, unashamedly,

home-grown and they are a

0:35:380:35:40

unashamedly neo-Nazi,

white supremacist

0:35:400:35:41

terrorist organisation.

0:35:410:35:44

That has to be a matter of concern

we now have that degree

0:35:440:35:47

of organisation here.

0:35:470:35:50

That reflects the increased number

of arrests and the fact we are now

0:35:500:35:55

announcing that a combination

of organised and individuals acting

0:35:550:35:59

have led to four plots

being foiled last year.

0:35:590:36:05

Today an "humanitarian pause"

is due to start in Syria's

0:36:050:36:08

rebel-held Eastern Ghouta,

which has faced an intense air

0:36:080:36:10

and ground attack by pro-government

forces for more than a week.

0:36:100:36:13

Russia's President, Vladimir Putin,

has ordered a daily five-hour pause

0:36:130:36:18

in the Syrian government's assault

on the enclave, so that civilians

0:36:180:36:20

can flee and humanitarian

aid can be delivered.

0:36:200:36:22

The International Committee

of the Red Cross says aid

0:36:220:36:25

organisations are ready to go

in as soon as possible.

0:36:250:36:29

A fifth British tourist has died

following a helicopter crash

0:36:290:36:32

in the Grand Canyon more

than two weeks ago.

0:36:320:36:35

29-year-old Eleanor Udall died

in a Las Vegas hospital,

0:36:350:36:39

four days after her husband,

Jonathan.

0:36:390:36:43

The couple were on their honeymoon

when the accident happened.

0:36:430:36:46

Three of their friends were also

killed in the crash.

0:36:460:36:51

Research suggests students

from poorer backgrounds are more

0:36:510:36:55

than three times more likely to live

at home whilst at University

0:36:550:36:58

than their richer counterparts,

and it could impact

0:36:580:37:00

on their future prospects.

0:37:000:37:02

Charity, The Sutton Trust says

moving to a bigger city to study

0:37:020:37:04

is often an "escalator"

for social mobility.

0:37:040:37:08

The Department for Education

is currently carrying out a review

0:37:080:37:11

into post-18 education,

they say it will consider how

0:37:110:37:13

they can support more flexible

learning and financial support

0:37:130:37:18

for disadvantaged students.

0:37:180:37:26

Scientists are warning as many

as 70% of the world's King Penguins

0:37:320:37:36

will be forced to relocate,

or could disappear over the next 80

0:37:360:37:38

years, because of global warming.

0:37:380:37:39

It's thought over a million breeding

pairs could struggle to find food

0:37:390:37:42

close enough to take back

to their young on native breeding

0:37:420:37:45

grounds in the Antarctic,

where the speed of environmental

0:37:450:37:47

change is now said to be faster

than the birds ability to adapt.

0:37:470:37:55

I once went to a talk on Emperor

penguins. It was very informative.

0:38:000:38:12

Good morning, John. We are

celebrating the return of the

0:38:120:38:17

champions.

We are, but no Dom Parsons. They

0:38:170:38:23

have come back at different times.

Lizzy Yarnold went to meet them at

0:38:230:38:28

Heathrow Airport yesterday. Very

nice, building the team dynamic.

0:38:280:38:39

nice, building the team dynamic. As

you can imagine, having returned,

0:38:390:38:41

questions looking ahead to Beijing.

Lizzy Yarnold as saying she has not

0:38:410:38:47

committed as to whether she will go

for a hat-trick of gold medals.

0:38:470:38:52

They're back and among

those touching

0:38:520:38:55

down was big air bronze

medalist Billy Morgan,

0:38:550:38:57

who said the waiting

media made him nervous.

0:38:570:39:02

Skeleton gold medallist

Lizzy Yarnold returned last week

0:39:020:39:04

but joined her fellow

Olympians at Heathrow.

0:39:040:39:06

She told the cameras she's taking

a break before deciding if she'll go

0:39:060:39:10

for a hat trick of golds.

0:39:100:39:13

It's hard to predict what I'm

going to feel like in a year

0:39:130:39:16

or four years' time.

0:39:160:39:18

It's taken so much hard work to even

get to this point, I've

0:39:180:39:21

done the sport now for nine years.

0:39:210:39:24

And it's really tough, actually,

it's a lot of grind.

0:39:240:39:28

So at the moment, I'm

just having a break,

0:39:280:39:31

showing people the medal

and celebrating that.

0:39:310:39:34

And I really will just see

how I feel later on.

0:39:340:39:38

Scotland could be without a key man

as they look to follow up that huge

0:39:380:39:42

Six Nations win over England.

0:39:420:39:44

Ryan Wilson's tournament could be

over if he's found guilty of making

0:39:440:39:46

contact with the eye of an opponent.

0:39:460:39:48

The incident happened in that

historic Calcutta Cup

0:39:480:39:51

victory on Saturday.

0:39:510:39:54

It's Ireland next for Scotland,

one of their greats,

0:39:540:39:58

Jamie Heaslip who after 95 caps,

two Lions Tours and two World Cups

0:39:580:40:01

has announced his retirement.

0:40:010:40:03

Not a bad run.

0:40:030:40:06

We talked about Manchester City's

heavy defeat of Arsenal

0:40:060:40:09

in the League Cup on Breakfast

yesterday.

0:40:090:40:11

Club great Ian Wright says someone

younger needs to replace

0:40:110:40:14

Arsene Wenger as manager.

0:40:140:40:17

It's thought club legend

Thierry Henry would be interested,

0:40:170:40:25

I would give him a year with an

option out of respect. If it plays

0:40:310:40:36

out like it is now, you just don't

take up the option, simply because

0:40:360:40:40

something has to change. I want

Arsenal to start challenging, sign

0:40:400:40:47

players to make them exciting.

Someone to come on the board to lay

0:40:470:40:52

down the law to people and the

manager, it will be. And the players

0:40:520:40:56

who are on easy street. A few of

them own easy Street.

I am sure that

0:40:560:41:03

is a view shared by other Arsenal

fans.

0:41:030:41:08

Britain's most successful

Olympian Sir Chris Hoy has urged

0:41:080:41:10

fans of cycling to stick

with the sport, despite doping

0:41:100:41:12

controversies in recent years.

0:41:120:41:13

British Tour de France champion

Chris Froome is currently under

0:41:130:41:16

investigation after returning

an adverse drugs test last year.

0:41:160:41:18

He denies any wrongdoing.

0:41:180:41:19

Hoy believes such issues do not

solely exist in cycling.

0:41:190:41:21

Cycling, like all sport,

has its challenges.

0:41:210:41:23

And, you know, I can't think of any

sport that hasn't had

0:41:230:41:26

controversy with doping,

with issues there.

0:41:260:41:27

And it's, yeah, sadly,

it's part of modern sport.

0:41:270:41:30

Not even modern sport, it's been

part of sport since day one.

0:41:300:41:33

But all we can do as athletes,

as ambassadors, is to remind

0:41:330:41:36

people that there are,

the majority of athletes out

0:41:360:41:38

there are doing it the right way.

0:41:380:41:46

It is three years ago since Great

Britain won the Davis Cup. Relish

0:41:530:41:58

these scenes because there is a plan

to propose a World Cup of tennis. It

0:41:580:42:05

would see 18 nations playing for a

prize of over £2 billion.

0:42:050:42:10

Interesting to see if that gets off

the ground.

0:42:100:42:14

With the start of the Formula One

season less than a month away,

0:42:140:42:18

we can bring you news of a "wheel

nut issue" in testing.

0:42:180:42:20

Fernando Alonso's McLaren span off

at high speed when a wheel came off.

0:42:200:42:28

You would like to think they will

sort that out before the start of

0:42:290:42:36

the season. It is quite important

the wheels stay on the car. Somebody

0:42:360:42:40

forgot to put and not on gesture

marked who knows, but the big thing

0:42:400:42:48

is Lewis Hamilton, whether he will

win another title. He became the

0:42:480:42:54

most successful British Formula 1

driver in history. When does it

0:42:540:42:59

start again? Couple of months, I

think a month away now. Thank you

0:42:590:43:04

very much.

0:43:040:43:06

People who swim, or take part

in water sports in the sea are more

0:43:060:43:09

likely to suffer from illnesses

including stomach bugs and vomiting

0:43:090:43:11

than people who don't.

0:43:110:43:12

That's according to new research

by the University of Exeter

0:43:120:43:15

which found that sea bathing doubled

the odds of ear ailments,

0:43:150:43:18

and increased stomach and intestine

problems by almost a third.

0:43:180:43:21

Dr Anne Leonard took

part in the research.

0:43:210:43:27

Good morning, thank you for joining

us. What did you find and what did

0:43:270:43:31

you look?

We look at people bathing

in the sea, are much more likely to

0:43:310:43:39

experience symptoms like EA,

diarrhoea, stomach ache, compared to

0:43:390:43:43

non-bathers. We look that studies

conducted in high income countries

0:43:430:43:50

across the world and summarised

their findings to produce these

0:43:500:43:53

results.

It is a great shame for

people who like swimming in the sea.

0:43:530:43:58

It is across the world, and did it

matter what the conditions were

0:43:580:44:03

like?

We didn't find any differences

in terms of certain countries being

0:44:030:44:08

better than other countries. We're

not trying to discourage people from

0:44:080:44:12

going in the sea or go swimming,

there are plenty of health benefits

0:44:120:44:17

to be gained from going to the beach

and being in the water. But people

0:44:170:44:20

need to be aware of the potential

risks and what they can do to

0:44:200:44:25

minimise those risks.

Why was it

they were getting ill more often,

0:44:250:44:30

what was it in the water?

We know

sewage pollution can sometimes be a

0:44:300:44:36

problem. For example, manure is

applied to agricultural land as a

0:44:360:44:44

fertiliser and sometimes when it

rains it washes the manure

0:44:440:44:48

containing things like bacteria and

viruses off the land and into nearby

0:44:480:44:52

waterways. So when people go

swimming, they might swallow some of

0:44:520:44:59

this water that contains

microorganisms that might make them

0:44:590:45:01

sick. Or it might get into their ear

and start an infection.

He talked

0:45:010:45:07

about what people will do to

minimise it, what can they do?

0:45:070:45:15

People can look at water quality,

the bathing waters they are

0:45:150:45:19

interested in going to. The

Environment Agency collect water

0:45:190:45:23

quality data during the summer and

then reports on it on their website.

0:45:230:45:28

People can access that information.

There is also a free app called the

0:45:280:45:34

Say The Sea Service and they give

alerts when there is likely to be

0:45:340:45:41

sewage at their favourite beaches.

People are less likely to go in the

0:45:410:45:45

water when there will be sewage and

they will stay healthy and reduce

0:45:450:45:48

the risks of getting sick.

0:45:480:45:53

How did the UK compared to other

0:45:530:45:55

How did the UK compared to other

countries you were looking at?

We

0:45:550:45:57

didn't find that where people went

swimming had any impact on their

0:45:570:46:01

illness.

So some people I know will

swim today because that's what

0:46:010:46:07

people do, if people are thinking of

going into the sea, you say, think

0:46:070:46:11

twice about weather conditions,

whether or not there could be

0:46:110:46:14

something in the water and check it

out yourself?

Absolutely, we still

0:46:140:46:18

want people to enjoy the activities

that they love but protect

0:46:180:46:22

themselves from getting sick.

Thank

you for talking to us.

0:46:220:46:27

Let's have a look at the papers.

I'm

a big fan of swimming in the scene.

0:46:270:46:34

-- the sea. She said if it has been

raining heavily, you don't know

0:46:340:46:40

what's in the order that wouldn't be

there otherwise.

You are a river

0:46:400:46:45

summer as well?

I have never got ill

swimming in the river or the sea.

Do

0:46:450:46:53

you swim free or easy order you

snorkel?

I don't in the UK, no!

0:46:530:46:58

There's not a huge amount to see!

Forgive my ignorant question. You

0:46:580:47:04

can see plenty down there?

Maybe not

as much as somewhere tropical. I do

0:47:040:47:09

wear goggles. Let's go with this,

lots of pictures in the paper with

0:47:090:47:18

snow and ice, front page of the

Telegraph, the Household Cavalry

0:47:180:47:25

guard with a bit of snow yesterday

in London. Their main story is about

0:47:250:47:30

rail firms, some train companies

have stopped services today ahead of

0:47:300:47:34

the weather. We will be talking to

one of them later. They say that

0:47:340:47:41

Britain's largest rail operators are

accused of benefiting from transport

0:47:410:47:45

cars by pocketing compensation while

passengers are delayed. -- they are

0:47:450:47:54

benefiting from transport chaos.

The

Daily Mail talking about their

0:47:540:47:58

plastic campaign, they say they

declared war on plastic ten years

0:47:580:48:01

ago, and MPs are saying, why haven't

we done more?

A lot of the papers

0:48:010:48:07

have this story, a young girl who

fell ill at school, she was taken to

0:48:070:48:11

an emergency appointment by her mum

but she was delayed for that

0:48:110:48:16

appointment and she was turned away

for being late and then she got

0:48:160:48:20

seriously ill later and died.

It's 6:48am. Plenty of Carol

0:48:200:48:28

throughout the programme today and

over the next two days, because

0:48:280:48:33

there's a lot of talk of the beast

from the East, you can tell us what

0:48:330:48:38

to expect?

0:48:380:48:39

The Met Office has quite a few be

prepared for this option snow

0:48:430:48:47

warnings out for today and into

Thursday. With each day, whenever

0:48:470:48:52

you see the weather warning, we are

seeing five to ten centimetres

0:48:520:48:57

generally of fresh snow, but for

some of us it will be more. Today,

0:48:570:49:01

that is what we have got, and Met

Office and the bee prepared for

0:49:010:49:07

disruption -- and Amber be prepared

for disruption weather warning. It

0:49:070:49:16

is across the north-east and the

Midlands and the south-east. Further

0:49:160:49:20

snow will be falling elsewhere but

it will not be as significant. We

0:49:200:49:26

will continue with the snow falling

across parts of south-east Scotland,

0:49:260:49:30

north-east England, moving over

towards Wales, equally we have a

0:49:300:49:34

snow shower line coming in across

East Anglia and Kent towards the

0:49:340:49:40

Channel Islands, especially

Guernsey. We will see some snow

0:49:400:49:42

showers into western areas that they

will be the exception rather than

0:49:420:49:45

the rule. In between those showers,

we are looking at sunny spells but

0:49:450:49:50

despite the sunshine, wherever you

are today it will feel cold. Through

0:49:500:49:55

the evening and overnight, more

snowfalls across the North and East

0:49:550:50:00

of Scotland and north-east England.

More snow across the south-east, and

0:50:000:50:04

it's going to clip the south coast

of Cornwall, Devon and possibly

0:50:040:50:09

Dorset as well. Cold night in

prospect, some of us will have

0:50:090:50:13

temperatures as low as -8 minus

nine. There is the risk of ice on

0:50:130:50:18

untreated surfaces. Tomorrow's Amber

be prepared for disruption due to

0:50:180:50:23

the snow weather warning from the

Met Office is across northern and

0:50:230:50:28

eastern Scotland, the central

lowlands and north-east England. We

0:50:280:50:32

could see five to ten centimetres of

fresh snow falling on top of what we

0:50:320:50:37

already have, and for some of us, a

little bit more. We have snow

0:50:370:50:40

falling across the areas there, it

will be drifting south and west

0:50:400:50:48

jawing the day and south-western

areas, for example self -- Microsoft

0:50:480:50:56

Devon and Cornwall, and Dorset, will

see some flurries. It will be

0:50:560:51:01

bitterly cold tomorrow, this is the

wind-chill factor. -11 will not be

0:51:010:51:07

sneezed at, it is a day for wrapping

up warm. We are not finished with

0:51:070:51:13

this weather, towards the end of the

week there will be more disruptive

0:51:130:51:18

snow and blizzards. Coming up from

the near continent is a system which

0:51:180:51:22

has been named by the Portuguese

weather service as Emma, it will be

0:51:220:51:28

producing snow moving northwards,

there will be some drifting and

0:51:280:51:30

blowing snow and blizzards. As this

moves northwards, it is still snow

0:51:300:51:37

showers. Into Friday, that still

pushes northwards through the day

0:51:370:51:43

with blowing snow, drifting and the

potential for blizzards at well. A

0:51:430:51:47

lot going on.

0:51:470:51:52

Steph is out and about today, she is

going to tell us about big plans for

0:51:520:51:57

a great exhibition of the North this

summer but it is not looking like

0:51:570:52:02

summer.

Don't panic, she is.

--

shoes offer.

This is like challenge

0:52:020:52:14

Anneka, there you are, where is the

crystal?

I'm so sorry! I don't know

0:52:140:52:18

why that keeps happening! Lots of

people waking up to snow in

0:52:180:52:27

Gateshead, you can see the Tyne

Bridge, a lot of people going

0:52:270:52:32

through the snow. The reason we're

here is to talk about the great

0:52:320:52:36

exhibition of the North which is a

huge event running across the

0:52:360:52:40

region, 30 different venues for 80

days across the summer. Everything

0:52:400:52:44

to do with the arts, culture, the

innovation, celebrating what has

0:52:440:52:47

been achieved in the area and its

future. One of the things that's

0:52:470:52:52

going to happen is a water

sculpture, you can see what it might

0:52:520:52:56

look like on the Tyne, quite a

spectacular thing. A wonderful water

0:52:560:53:03

sculpture in the summer. We have got

Carol here, the executive director,

0:53:030:53:09

tell us about what's happening and

where we are.

We are here at the

0:53:090:53:13

Sage Gateshead but the Hanukkah

version will be across the city so

0:53:130:53:16

we are working in over 30 -- the

whole exhibition will be across the

0:53:160:53:21

city so we are working in 30 venues,

the rocket is coming back to the

0:53:210:53:26

city but we will have a virtual

reality experience, we are

0:53:260:53:31

celebrating the north's innovations

in Lego.

We can see some of them

0:53:310:53:35

behind you.

We have got some amazing

music, Lauren Laverne is curating

0:53:350:53:41

the great Northern soundtrack which

will be here in the Sage Gateshead.

0:53:410:53:45

We have Turner prize nominated

artists from the north, something

0:53:450:53:47

for everybody.

In front of us, have

a look at these guys, morning! These

0:53:470:53:54

are little inventors. Tell us about

them, they come up with fantastic

0:53:540:53:59

inventions and we will get our

cameramen to have a look at their

0:53:590:54:02

pictures.

Little inventors is as it

says on the tin, it's getting our

0:54:020:54:09

next generation to say, what are the

things of the future? They are

0:54:090:54:13

coming up with some designs and

we're going to make some of their

0:54:130:54:16

prototypes. They will be on display

on the discovery Museum.

I am going

0:54:160:54:22

to have a chat to some of them. Your

idea looks great, tell me what it

0:54:220:54:26

is.

It's a pen that tells you how to

draw thing. It can give you tips on

0:54:260:54:32

how to draw things, but it has has a

screen as well.

What made you come

0:54:320:54:38

up with this?

I know a lot of people

think they're terrible as drawing so

0:54:380:54:41

this makes them feel more confident.

That's cracking, I love that. What

0:54:410:54:46

have you got here?

Mine is a camping

stove that can also be a small pizza

0:54:460:54:55

oven and a toaster. And because you

can't really have tasted when you

0:54:550:55:00

are camping or pizza.

-- you can't

have toast. I'm coming camping with

0:55:000:55:03

you if you do that?

This is an

umbrella that can go to kid and

0:55:030:55:10

adult size and if you lose it, you

can have a finger scanner so you can

0:55:100:55:16

track it.

How did you come up with

that?

Loads of people lose their

0:55:160:55:20

umbrellas.

I have lost three

already. A wonderful idea. We will

0:55:200:55:24

meet all of the kids later on and

hear about their wonderful

0:55:240:55:28

inventions. This is such a big event

to be putting on so it will involve

0:55:280:55:32

a lot of work. One of the people

training the people involved is

0:55:320:55:36

Judith. Tell us about your role in

it all.

Gateshead College are

0:55:360:55:40

training 1000 volunteers who are

going to support everything that's

0:55:400:55:44

done across the exhibition. We know

how important it is to have great

0:55:440:55:48

volunteers, we know from London

2012, that was such a great part of

0:55:480:55:53

the event and it got people involved

so we are looking for 1000 people

0:55:530:55:56

could range of things and come along

and involved.

How you looking for

0:55:560:56:01

these people, have you found them

already?

We have had 800 people

0:56:010:56:05

expressing an interest but that's at

the first stage so we need loads of

0:56:050:56:10

people to come forward. People who

are going to be ambassadors for the

0:56:100:56:13

region, pioneers and showing people

around the exhibits, and help people

0:56:130:56:18

understand what's going on and how

it comes together. Or people who are

0:56:180:56:21

going to welcome visitors, the

thousands of visitors who will come

0:56:210:56:25

to our region.

Thank you. We will

talk later on about the legacy of

0:56:250:56:31

all of this and what impact it will

have on business. We have got a band

0:56:310:56:35

and acquire as well, good morning!

-- a choir. More from us a little

0:56:350:56:43

bit later.

I enjoyed that that'll be it, thank

0:56:430:56:48

you! More on the weather data,

headlines and a few moments, first

0:56:480:56:55

the news, travel and

0:56:551:00:13

We have travel updates on BBC

the news, travel and

1:00:131:00:13

We have travel updates on BBC Radio

the news, travel and

1:00:131:00:13

We have travel updates on BBC Radio

London, Vanessa is also discussing

1:00:131:00:16

the rise in five Right extremism in

the next few minutes.

1:00:161:00:23

Hello this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

1:00:501:00:55

Commuters face heavy disruption

as snow storms sweep in from Russia.

1:00:551:00:59

Hundreds of trains and dozens

of flights have been cancelled -

1:00:591:01:01

and there are warnings of more

freezing weather on the way.

1:01:011:01:09

This is the scene outside the

studios in Salford. We are live

1:01:111:01:15

across the country as temperatures

continue to plunge.

The Met office

1:01:151:01:20

has two weather warnings today. The

first is the Midlands and the south

1:01:201:01:28

east. Both areas could see a further

five or ten centimetres. Away from

1:01:281:01:33

here, we're looking at further snow

showers and a bitterly cold day.

1:01:331:01:46

Good morning, it's Tuesday

the 27th of February.

1:01:501:01:52

Also this morning.

1:01:521:01:54

The International Trade Secretary,

Liam Fox, attacks Jeremy Corbyn's

1:01:541:01:58

Brexit plan as "a complete

sell-out", despite support

1:01:581:02:02

from some Tory rebels.

1:02:021:02:04

The body of a fifth

person has been found

1:02:041:02:07

after an explosion which destroyed

a building in Leicester.

1:02:071:02:15

Good morning from Gateshead where

they are launching the great

1:02:181:02:22

exhibition of the North. Be 80 days

of events across the region in 30

1:02:221:02:27

different venues and I will be

looking at what impact it could

1:02:271:02:29

have.

1:02:291:02:32

In Sport, Britain's Winter Olympians

return from Pyeonchang,

1:02:321:02:36

with skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold

undecided if she'll go

1:02:361:02:38

for a hat-trick of golds

at the next Games.

1:02:381:02:40

Good morning.

1:02:401:02:41

First, our main story.

1:02:411:02:42

Snow is falling across parts

of the UK as cold air begins

1:02:421:02:45

to sweep in from Russia.

1:02:451:02:47

The Met Office has issued amber

warnings for large parts

1:02:471:02:50

of the south east and north

east of England.

1:02:501:02:54

Up to 10cm of snow is

expected today and as much

1:02:541:02:56

as 20cm is predicted in some parts

of eastern England, Scotland

1:02:561:03:00

and Northern Ireland

by the end of Wednesday.

1:03:001:03:03

Drivers are being warned

they could face major disruption.

1:03:031:03:07

More than 200 trains

are no longer running,

1:03:071:03:11

while British Airways says over 60

flights have been cancelled.

1:03:111:03:18

We will keep you up-to-date with

everything you need to note about

1:03:181:03:22

the programme. Carol will have the

weather details shortly.

1:03:221:03:26

Jane-Frances Kelly is at Biggin Hill

in Kent, where a snow

1:03:261:03:29

emergency's been declared.

1:03:291:03:33

How is it affecting people?

It is

quite a Christmassy scene here, not

1:03:331:03:40

the sort of thing you expect that

the end of February. These Arctic

1:03:401:03:45

conditions have the south-east in

their grip. We have an amber warning

1:03:451:03:49

and there have been snow showers

over Kent, parts of Sussex and the

1:03:491:03:54

outskirts of London. Kent Police

have been using 4x4 vehicles to deal

1:03:541:03:59

with call-outs. The Highways Agency

have said they have seen two

1:03:591:04:04

stranded

1:04:041:04:08

stranded lorries on the M20. Kent

County Council has declared a snow

1:04:111:04:15

emergency. It says its resources and

focus will go into keeping main

1:04:151:04:20

routes open and is asking people not

to contact them unless it is urgent.

1:04:201:04:27

Gritting has happened overnight.

Also, on the railways there is

1:04:271:04:36

disruption, southern and

south-eastern have told people to

1:04:361:04:41

check their trains because there are

cancellations. Also, Gatwick appears

1:04:411:04:47

to be operating normally although

British Airways has grounded some

1:04:471:04:51

short-haul flights at Heathrow.

Thank you.

1:04:511:04:56

Let's go to Ben Ando Coclhester

railway station where the first

1:04:561:05:00

train left not so long ago. What is

the disruption there

1:05:001:05:03

this morning?

They are running fewer

than 50% of the services they would

1:05:031:05:10

normally run. This is one of those

towns where a lot of people commute

1:05:101:05:14

into London to go to work. Around

six trains every hour during the

1:05:141:05:21

morning rush. Massively curtailed

this morning, the first one not

1:05:211:05:26

running until 6:15am and that, you

wouldn't be surprised to hear, full

1:05:261:05:31

of people hoping to get to work. The

difficulty for the rail operators,

1:05:311:05:37

either they don't take enough action

and there are problems, or they take

1:05:371:05:41

too much and when the snow is

perhaps as heavy as expected, people

1:05:411:05:45

say, why did you cancel so many

trains? It is not just about the

1:05:451:05:50

snow, it is the freezing

temperatures that can cause points

1:05:501:05:54

to freeze up, cause difficulties

with the overhead power supplies. If

1:05:541:05:59

Network Rail, the company that runs

the actual infrastructure, tells cos

1:05:591:06:03

they have to cancel train services,

they don't have a choice. People are

1:06:031:06:08

making the best of it and we have

seen people who don't normally work

1:06:081:06:13

in the station, depot managers,

coming in to help passengers make

1:06:131:06:18

the best of bad conditions. While

there are clear skies, there have

1:06:181:06:24

been some snow falling.

Very cold

and part of the UK and Carol will

1:06:241:06:30

give us the latest in about ten

minutes. Elsewhere this morning...

1:06:301:06:35

Fire officers are due to continue

a search and rescue operation this

1:06:351:06:38

morning after an explosion destroyed

a building in Leicester.

1:06:381:06:40

Five people are now known to have

died after Sunday night's blast,

1:06:401:06:43

another five remain in hospital.

1:06:431:06:45

Our reporter James Waterhouse

is at the scene.

1:06:451:06:47

We have seen pictures of the

devastation caused by this

1:06:471:06:51

explosion. Tell us what is the

latest?

Right now there is a

1:06:511:06:57

spotlight shining on the gap in the

row of Victorian buildings where

1:06:571:07:03

Polish supermarket and flat once

stood. The priority for the last 36

1:07:031:07:08

hours is search and rescue, fine

people trapped beneath the rubble in

1:07:081:07:11

what they might be trapped in what

they called avoids. The authorities

1:07:111:07:19

cannot say the cause, because the

priority has been finding people who

1:07:191:07:23

may be trapped. The number of

deceased is five and five people are

1:07:231:07:28

in hospital and one of those is in a

critical condition. Rescue vehicles

1:07:281:07:33

are coming backwards and forwards

and what is affecting it is this

1:07:331:07:39

unusual cold temperature.

Thank you

very much.

1:07:391:07:45

The political row over the UK's

future trading relationship

1:07:451:07:48

with the European Union

will continue later when Liam Fox

1:07:481:07:49

will tell businesses that

staying in a customs union

1:07:491:07:51

would be a "sell-out"

of the country's interests.

1:07:511:07:53

The International Trade Secretary

is the latest Cabinet

1:07:531:07:55

member to deliver a speech

on the Government's Brexit

1:07:551:07:57

negotiating position.

1:07:571:07:58

Our political correspondent

Alex Forsyth is in Westminster.

1:07:581:08:05

Can you give us a bit more detail,

Alex?

We have been a bit Brexit

1:08:051:08:19

speech tastic. The government are

setting out what it thinks life will

1:08:201:08:25

be like beyond Brexit. The focus of

this speech by Liam Fox will be what

1:08:251:08:29

the next big battle ground in terms

of Brexit and that is the customs

1:08:291:08:34

union. At the moment, the UK is in a

customs union with the EU which

1:08:341:08:40

means goods can cross borders with

no tariffs. Liam Fox will say that

1:08:401:08:45

the UK should lead the customs

union. They will argue that if it

1:08:451:08:49

were to stay in it will mean

following trade rules set by

1:08:491:08:54

Brussels, without having much say.

It will hamper the UK's ability to

1:08:541:08:59

go off and strike trade deals with

other countries. He said it will be

1:08:591:09:03

a complete sell-out of the national

interest. It is about our future

1:09:031:09:07

economic and trade relationships

with the EU, but in addition, this

1:09:071:09:11

is one of the areas where there is a

big difference between conservatives

1:09:111:09:21

and Labour. Yesterday Jeremy Corbyn

said he thinks the UK should stay in

1:09:211:09:24

a customs union with the EU. Some

Tory MPs, they suggest they let

1:09:241:09:27

Labour's policy better so they could

defeat the government on this. It is

1:09:271:09:31

complex, but also a very crucial

issue.

Alex, thank you very much.

1:09:311:09:39

Today an "humanitarian pause"

is due to start in Syria's

1:09:391:09:44

rebel-held Eastern Ghouta,

which has faced an intense air

1:09:441:09:46

and ground attack by pro-government

forces for more than a week.

1:09:461:09:49

Russia's President, Vladimir Putin,

has ordered a daily five-hour pause

1:09:491:09:53

in the Syrian government's assault

on the enclave, so that civilians

1:09:531:09:56

can flee and humanitarian

aid can be delivered.

1:09:561:10:02

The International Committee

of the Red Cross says aid

1:10:021:10:07

organisations are ready to go

in as soon as possible.

1:10:071:10:10

A fifth British tourist has died

following a helicopter crash

1:10:101:10:13

in the Grand Canyon more

than two weeks ago.

1:10:131:10:16

29-year-old Eleanor Udall died

in a Las Vegas hospital,

1:10:161:10:18

four days after her husband,

Jonathan.

1:10:181:10:20

The couple were on their honeymoon

when the accident happened.

1:10:201:10:22

Three of their friends were also

killed in the crash.

1:10:221:10:28

Research suggests students

from poorer backgrounds are more

1:10:281:10:32

likely to live at home

whilst at University

1:10:321:10:34

than their richer counterparts,

and it could be limiting

1:10:341:10:38

their life chances.

1:10:381:10:39

Charity, The Sutton Trust says

moving to a bigger city to study

1:10:391:10:41

is often an "escalator"

for social mobility.

1:10:411:10:49

The Department for Education is

carrying out a review of post-18

1:10:531:10:56

education and there was see how they

can support flexible learning and

1:10:561:11:00

financial support for disadvantaged

students.

1:11:001:11:06

We may all be bracing ourselves

for the cold weather,

1:11:061:11:09

but for some members of the animal

world adapting to the climate

1:11:091:11:12

is perfectly natural.

1:11:121:11:13

Have you seen this?

1:11:131:11:14

This is a rare white stoat,

caught on camera in a garden

1:11:141:11:17

in North Yorkshire.

1:11:171:11:18

The tiny mammals are normally

a rusty brown colour

1:11:181:11:20

but have the ability

to shed their coats and replace them

1:11:201:11:23

with white ermine when living

in areas with a low average

1:11:231:11:26

temperature - perfect for this week

on the North York Moors.

1:11:261:11:28

It is the most beautiful animal.

1:11:281:11:36

Let's return now to our top story.

1:11:361:11:38

Up to 15 centimetres of snow

is predicted to fall in parts

1:11:381:11:41

of eastern England this morning,

as the current spell

1:11:411:11:43

of cold weather continues.

1:11:431:11:46

With temperatures tumbling,

it's thought we could be facing

1:11:461:11:48

the coldest weather since 1991.

1:11:481:11:49

Joining us now from Colchester train

station is Juliette Maxam

1:11:491:11:52

from Greater Anglia Trains.

1:11:521:11:53

And in the studio with

us is Chris Chadwick

1:11:531:11:55

from Highways England.

1:11:551:12:00

Good morning to both of you. Chris,

some people will be looking outside

1:12:001:12:05

their window and think it is cold

but no snow. But there are parts of

1:12:051:12:10

the UK where there is snow falling

and there are hazardous conditions

1:12:101:12:16

in places?

Most definitely. Snow has

been falling overnight and we have

1:12:161:12:20

been out treating the roads, so the

roads are pretty clear but mainly

1:12:201:12:28

minor roads will have more snow at

the moment.

1:12:281:12:36

the moment.

Can you give us an

update on the situation on the

1:12:361:12:39

trains and what is running?

Well, we

are working with Network Rail and

1:12:391:12:46

they are keeping the key routes open

so the commuter routes into London

1:12:461:12:50

Liverpool Street. But we are

operating a reduced service and

1:12:501:12:53

there are fewer trains than normal.

The service is only running from 6am

1:12:531:12:59

up until 10pm and Norfolk and

Suffolk are suspended at the moment.

1:12:591:13:08

We are working really hard to keep

trains running, we have people

1:13:081:13:12

de-icing the doors and special

things fitted to stop ice getting in

1:13:121:13:19

the Horn. If the horns aren't

working they cannot go as fast

1:13:191:13:23

stomach causes further delays. We

apologise for the inconvenience but

1:13:231:13:27

the weather that was forecast was

extreme weather, not average winter

1:13:271:13:32

weather. It isn't just know that

causes problems, it is ice. If the

1:13:321:13:37

points I is over, the trains cannot

go in the right directions and all

1:13:371:13:41

of the signals turn red. We working

with Network Rail and doing what we

1:13:411:13:47

can to keep the service is open for

commuters and we have tried to give

1:13:471:13:51

plenty of notice the service will be

disrupted today and tomorrow.

We

1:13:511:13:56

have people contacting us and asking

the question and I know it is good

1:13:561:14:00

you are one of the few rail

operators willing to speak this

1:14:001:14:03

morning, but why was there a need to

cancel so many trains and services

1:14:031:14:07

before there was even a flake of

snow falling?

This was a decision we

1:14:071:14:14

made with Network Rail. They are in

charge of the tracks and the points.

1:14:141:14:18

They were looking at keeping key

routes open. The forecast back came

1:14:181:14:23

over from the Met Office was for up

to 30 centimetres of snow, which is

1:14:231:14:28

more than we have had in East Anglia

for 25 to 30 years. There is a lot

1:14:281:14:34

more snow forecast still. In the

meantime, if we don't get the snow

1:14:341:14:39

as forecast and the temperatures

aren't as cold, we are looking, with

1:14:391:14:44

Network Rail, to see if we can

reinstate some services, because we

1:14:441:14:48

do appreciate this is a huge pain in

the neck for passengers.

We are

1:14:481:14:55

hearing there are various problems

on the road, getting messages about

1:14:551:14:59

a number of crashes. Why is it we

cannot cope, we knew it was coming,

1:14:591:15:04

why do we seem unable to cope very

well with it?

We have had gritting

1:15:041:15:10

out in the night, treating the

roads. But the snow comes down but

1:15:101:15:15

heavy sometimes it is difficult to

deal with. By the time we get back

1:15:151:15:23

up, there is potentially a vehicle

that could have had an accident but

1:15:231:15:26

through the night there was only one

that caused any real problems on the

1:15:261:15:32

M 20, but with preplanning and

getting recovery in place, it was

1:15:321:15:34

cleared within an hour so it didn't

cause much of a delay.

1:15:341:15:41

I'll be unique in having snow panic?

I have seen pictures of Moscow where

1:15:411:15:49

it is -15, the rivers are frozen but

life carries on. There seem to be

1:15:491:15:52

issues in the UK where yes, it's

very cold, but it's not like it's an

1:15:521:15:56

Arctic winter.

I think with us, we

have had some mild winters over the

1:15:561:16:01

last few years, this is the coldest

it's been for five years. So when

1:16:011:16:05

the snow does start coming down

people do panic. All we can advise

1:16:051:16:11

is to prepare, drive safely, and we

will do everything we can to keep

1:16:111:16:14

the roads open.

You explained to us

what you were doing to be able to

1:16:141:16:21

try and keep trains moving as much

as you can, I wanted to ask that

1:16:211:16:25

question, why is it that other

countries are better able to cope

1:16:251:16:28

than we are?

Because its extreme

temperatures we're dealing with, not

1:16:281:16:33

average winter weather. Our

infrastructure, both road and rail,

1:16:331:16:39

is built for our climate. We don't

normally see in East Anglia foot of

1:16:391:16:44

snow and temperatures as low as

this, we're quite a warm, dry part

1:16:441:16:47

of country. So that's why it's not

normal weather for us so the rails,

1:16:471:16:55

if you speak to Network Rail, they

are built for certain temperatures.

1:16:551:16:59

And extreme heat or cold cause us

problemss for that rails, potential

1:16:591:17:09

for cracking and overhead wires

coming down. 90% of trains run on

1:17:091:17:18

time in normal weather.

We can see

that they are calling up the trains,

1:17:181:17:26

thank you both very much.

I was

trying to hear whether that

1:17:261:17:32

announcement was a cancellation!

It

ended like it was going. Talking

1:17:321:17:37

about the troubles on the roads, the

art a lot of difficulties on the

1:17:371:17:43

M62, and M6. I know you've got lots

to say this morning, Carol, so will

1:17:431:17:50

we start?

1:17:501:17:51

Yes, let's start with the weather

warnings. There are two Amber

1:17:551:17:59

weather warnings, be prepared for

snow. The north-east of England

1:17:591:18:05

towards the Midlands and the

south-east. Here we could see five

1:18:051:18:08

to ten centimetres of snow falling

but locally more than that. In the

1:18:081:18:14

south-east, the showers are coming

in line and they will be down to the

1:18:141:18:17

travel islands. Because they are

showers, not all of us will see this

1:18:171:18:23

snow, some of us will see a bit

less. Heavy snow across north-east

1:18:231:18:28

England, heavy snow across the

region. At the same time, the East

1:18:281:18:38

Anglia and the Channel Islands will

see some snow. Away from most areas

1:18:381:18:42

and we will see some sunshine but

further snow showers, just not as

1:18:421:18:46

disruptive as we are expecting in

the amber warning areas. The bridge

1:18:461:18:48

is nothing to write home about, it

is going to feel cold. -- the

1:18:481:18:56

temperatures are nothing to write

home about. More showers across the

1:18:561:19:01

south-east tonight, clipping their

south coast as well, then

1:19:011:19:04

significant snow across northern,

eastern Scotland and the central

1:19:041:19:08

lowlands and north-east England.

Temperatures in towns and cities,

1:19:081:19:13

but in the countryside, especially

where they have a lowering snow, we

1:19:131:19:17

could get down to minus ten. Another

Amber weather warning for tomorrow,

1:19:171:19:26

be prepared for disruption.

Generally speaking, ten to 50

1:19:261:19:34

centimetres of snow but we could see

more than that as well. -- ten to 15

1:19:341:19:39

centimetres. That is the volume in

addition to what we are looking at

1:19:391:19:43

today. It's drifting steadily

towards the West, fewer snow showers

1:19:431:19:52

across south-east England but more

snow showers across southern part of

1:19:521:19:57

Hampshire, Dorset and Wales,

Northern Ireland and western

1:19:571:20:01

Scotland. They will be fewer and

further between. Tomorrow,

1:20:011:20:06

significant wind-chill, these are

the temperatures you can see. But if

1:20:061:20:10

you are stepping outside, this is

how it will feel, -12 in Aberdeen.

1:20:101:20:15

Bear that in mind, -11 around

Norwich, it is going to be

1:20:151:20:21

absolutely bitter. I cannot stress

that enough. Towards the end of the

1:20:211:20:26

week, there is more to come but

there are blizzards in the forecast

1:20:261:20:30

as well. We have got a system coming

up from the south, that's going to

1:20:301:20:35

be moving steadily northwards

through the Portuguese Met Office

1:20:351:20:41

have cold this Emma, it will be

bringing significant snow and it

1:20:411:20:44

will be windy. There will be blowing

snow, treacherous travelling

1:20:441:20:51

conditions. North of that, snow

showers packing in but in between,

1:20:511:20:57

something brighter. That same system

pushes northwards through Friday,

1:20:571:21:05

something milder comes in behind it,

so it will be freezing rain. Another

1:21:051:21:10

treacherous weather element if you

are travelling. In the North,

1:21:101:21:15

brighter skies. And where not done

with the snow, even by Friday, Moore

1:21:151:21:19

on Saturday as well.

1:21:191:21:21

with the snow, even by Friday, Moore

on Saturday as well.

1:21:211:21:21

We know, we can show you and the

people at home what's going on

1:21:231:21:29

outside our studio. When we arrived

at 5am, there was no snow. There

1:21:291:21:33

clearly it is now. We are hearing

reports of a series of crashes on

1:21:331:21:43

the roads in the north and east,

Lincolnshire Police already dealing

1:21:431:21:47

with five collisions in the morning,

and Merseyside Police say there is a

1:21:471:21:52

car crash on the M62 before junction

five, a car span across three lanes

1:21:521:22:00

and hit a tree. Take care out there,

whether causing the problems for

1:22:001:22:06

people.

Some part of the country

where you might be waking up and you

1:22:061:22:11

have no snow, as there could be

nothing for the next few hours. But

1:22:111:22:15

there are certain part of the UK

which are really feeling the bite of

1:22:151:22:18

the beast from the East this

morning. There are a number of amber

1:22:181:22:22

warnings, we will keep you

up-to-date. We will try to make sure

1:22:221:22:26

you are prepared.

1:22:261:22:29

When Sue Walklett's mum Gwen had

to move into a care home

1:22:291:22:32

nearly four years ago,

Sue described the process

1:22:321:22:34

as isolating and devastating.

1:22:341:22:35

Now, a survey has found choosing

adult social care is one of the most

1:22:351:22:38

stressful life events any

of us will face.

1:22:381:22:40

Sue is with us on the sofa

and we are also joined

1:22:401:22:44

from London by Andrea Sutcliffe

from the Care Quality Commission,

1:22:441:22:47

which carried out the survey.

1:22:471:22:53

We will come to you in a moment.

First of all, Sue, tell us your

1:22:531:23:01

experience and in terms of what

we're hearing, why was it such a

1:23:011:23:05

difficult decision for you to make?

Mum, my father passed away and he

1:23:051:23:10

was her carer. It was all very

traumatic, we weren't expecting dad

1:23:101:23:17

to pass away. We were concentrating

on a mum. We had to move quite

1:23:171:23:23

quickly and move her into a care

home. The decision was made for us,

1:23:231:23:30

she declined very severely after he

passed away, she has very severe

1:23:301:23:35

dementia. The condition declined so

we had to get her into a nursing

1:23:351:23:39

care home. Because Mum was

self-funded, there was nobody to

1:23:391:23:42

give us any information or help us,

they literally said, find a care

1:23:421:23:47

home, look online. So you're in a

situation, grieving for my father,

1:23:471:23:52

concerned about Mum and not knowing

anything about the care system.

1:23:521:23:57

Because we'd never been involved

with anything like that.

But the

1:23:571:24:01

quite a frightening place to be,

when you're trying to make a big

1:24:011:24:05

decision for one of your parents and

not sure what to do.

My cousin Vicky

1:24:051:24:09

was very good, she helped me along

the way, she works going into care

1:24:091:24:17

homes so she could give me some idea

of what to look for but it's very

1:24:171:24:20

difficult, very hot to it on your

own. I chose a care home which

1:24:201:24:27

unfortunately declined, so I then

had to make the decision to move Mum

1:24:271:24:31

which again, was a very difficult

decision to make. But I had to wait

1:24:311:24:35

up her safety against the effects on

her to move because with dementia,

1:24:351:24:42

you shouldn't but somebody, they

like to be in surroundings -- move

1:24:421:24:46

somebody, they like to be in

surroundings they are aware of. I

1:24:461:24:50

had to make that decision very

quickly because I was worried about

1:24:501:24:52

her safety.

There are worrying

times. Sue and her family are not

1:24:521:24:59

alone in this, you have found that

this is a very stressful time. What

1:24:591:25:03

can people do to help themselves and

be helped in this kind of situation?

1:25:031:25:09

Absolutely, Sue has described this

as a life changing decision and it

1:25:091:25:12

is, it can be often made at times of

crisis when people are desperately

1:25:121:25:17

looking for the right thing to do. I

would say two or three things. One,

1:25:171:25:23

we do need to get people to

understand about care homes and

1:25:231:25:27

nursing homes, what's available

before these things happen and help

1:25:271:25:30

people understand that. When they

are faced with that decision, really

1:25:301:25:36

understand for themselves, what is

important for the person that they

1:25:361:25:41

love, and look at the care map that

we've got on the Care Quality

1:25:411:25:44

Commission website, it'll tell you

what services are available. The

1:25:441:25:51

inspection reports will give us our

assessment of quality which we know

1:25:511:25:55

people find very valuable. The most

important thing is for them to go

1:25:551:25:59

and visit the service. Get to know

the service, talk to the manager and

1:25:591:26:02

the people working there and living

there, if you can, and really make

1:26:021:26:06

sure that you feel comfortable with

that decision.

As well as caring for

1:26:061:26:13

your mum, she has lost her husband,

and make sure she is a kick, you are

1:26:131:26:18

obviously going to a emotions

yourself.

The guilt, I felt very

1:26:181:26:23

much that I had let my dad down

because I said I would look after my

1:26:231:26:32

mum. You feel guilty, you want them

to be comfortable and you hear such

1:26:321:26:40

crud. It and see such dreadful

things -- you hear such dreadful

1:26:401:26:47

stories and you see such dreadful

things, I have a daughter and

1:26:471:26:54

husband, I have a job, she needed

24-hour care, my mum, I couldn't be

1:26:541:27:00

there for her.

She is giving us a

clear idea of the strained and

1:27:001:27:05

emotional strain it has on people.

Absolutely. We really need to make

1:27:051:27:10

sure that people who are running

services, people like me who are

1:27:101:27:14

making sure that we are providing

good quality information, we can do

1:27:141:27:19

everything we possibly can to help

people like Sue and her family in

1:27:191:27:22

these difficult situations.

Thank

you very much. I know your mum is in

1:27:221:27:31

not play well but she is a nice

place?

Yes, I'm very happy with the

1:27:311:27:36

place she is in, it's fabulous.

Time now to get

1:27:361:31:02

place she is in, it's fabulous.

and pencils and how children are

1:31:021:31:02

struggling to use them as they are

so used to touchscreens.

1:31:021:31:10

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

1:31:101:31:12

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

1:31:121:31:15

Up to 20 centimetres of snow

is predicted in some parts

1:31:151:31:18

of Eastern England today as arctic

temperatures hit the UK.

1:31:181:31:22

Some train services and flights

have been cancelled,

1:31:221:31:25

and motorists are being warned

they could face major disruption.

1:31:251:31:29

Our reporter Phil Bodmer is in

Stamford Bridge in East Yorkshire

1:31:291:31:31

for us this morning.

1:31:311:31:37

Is snow falling at the moment?

Yes

it is. In the last few minutes the

1:31:371:31:44

snow has started once again. We have

a light dusting of snow here. We are

1:31:441:31:50

on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds

Way. We are in the middle of the

1:31:501:31:54

amber warning area but the snow

hasn't been as bad as it was

1:31:541:31:57

predicted. That is not to say it

won't get worse later on. This is

1:31:571:32:04

the main road from the city of York

through to the coastal resorts on

1:32:041:32:09

the Yorkshire coast. That is running

freely and we have seen snowploughs

1:32:091:32:14

out this morning and gritting teams.

They have been working hard to keep

1:32:141:32:18

this major trunk road open. There

are a handful of school closures

1:32:181:32:23

across East, North and west

Yorkshire this morning. But not as

1:32:231:32:28

bad as we predicted. Elsewhere

across the UK, there are other

1:32:281:32:31

issues in the south-east and in East

Anglia. We know Greater Anglia has

1:32:311:32:36

cancelled and reduced a number of

trains operating into London because

1:32:361:32:42

of bad weather. Of course, the cold

temperatures. The airports, you are

1:32:421:32:47

advised to check before you travel

at Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds

1:32:471:32:52

Bradford Airport, Manchester

included and Newcastle, where the

1:32:521:32:55

bad weather is affecting those as

well. Check before you travel and if

1:32:551:32:59

you are heading out in the car, be

prepared and maybe take a little bit

1:32:591:33:04

longer for your journey.

Thank you

very much for that sound advice as

1:33:041:33:07

ever.

1:33:071:33:13

Let's show you what is happening

outside our studios this morning. It

1:33:131:33:18

depends where you are as to whether

you have got snow. But it seems to

1:33:181:33:22

be bitterly cold in most places and

the wind chill can make it feel

1:33:221:33:27

extremely cold. Yes, it has reached

the North West.

1:33:271:33:31

We can speak now to

the Independent's travel editor

1:33:311:33:33

Simon Calder who joins us

from our London studio.

1:33:331:33:36

Have you seen snow?

I have been

going round the main train station

1:33:361:33:43

is where people would be coming in

from Sussex, Kent and Norfolk.

1:33:431:33:51

South-eastern Trains coming in from

Kent have cancelled over 100

1:33:511:33:54

services, both ordinary trains and

the high-speed link into London

1:33:541:33:59

Saint Pancras. On top

1:33:591:34:06

Saint Pancras. On top of that, C2C

has said stay at home if you can.

1:34:081:34:12

And then as we have been hearing,

Greater Anglia is the region where

1:34:121:34:16

you will find the biggest problems.

The main line is running from

1:34:161:34:23

Norwich to Ipswich and Colchester

through to London, Liverpool Street.

1:34:231:34:29

But the branch lines are closed in

Norfolk and in Ipswich. The

1:34:291:34:35

trans-Siberia might run in all

weathers but the trans-of the

1:34:351:34:38

C-Train does not. Check before you

travel and in terms of aviation, the

1:34:381:34:44

main problem so far are 80

cancellations to and from Heathrow

1:34:441:34:48

Airport, including lots of domestic

services and European flights. They

1:34:481:34:53

have been cancelled by British

Airways because they need to make

1:34:531:34:57

sure there is room in the schedules

to operate the long haul flight

1:34:571:35:01

timetable and that will get worse.

Probably in the next couple of days.

1:35:011:35:07

But British Airways tells me they

have notified passengers who are

1:35:071:35:11

affected. As everywhere, check

before you go to the airport or the

1:35:111:35:15

railway station and good luck

everybody.

What a great way to end

1:35:151:35:19

the interview. Simon, thank you very

much.

1:35:191:35:24

Staying in a customs union

with the EU would be a "sell-out"

1:35:241:35:29

of the UK's interests,

according to the International

1:35:291:35:31

Trade Secretary Liam Fox.

1:35:311:35:32

He will deliver a speech

to business leaders later

1:35:321:35:35

in which he is expected to say

that the future of global trade

1:35:351:35:38

will not be decided through strict

arrangements like a customs union.

1:35:381:35:41

Five people are now known to have

died after an explosion destroyed

1:35:411:35:44

a building in Leicester.

1:35:441:35:46

Fire officers are due to continue

a search and rescue operation

1:35:461:35:49

on the site of the former shop

and flat this morning.

1:35:491:35:52

Five people remain in hospital

after the explosion,

1:35:521:35:55

one in a critical condition.

1:35:551:36:00

Today a 'humanitarian pause'

is due to start in Syria's

1:36:001:36:02

rebel-held Eastern Ghouta,

which has faced an intense air

1:36:021:36:05

and ground attack by pro-government

forces for more than a week.

1:36:051:36:08

Russia's President, Vladimir Putin,

has ordered a temporary halt

1:36:081:36:12

to the Syrian government's assault

on the enclave, so that civilians

1:36:121:36:16

can flee and humanitarian

aid can be delivered.

1:36:161:36:19

The International Committee

of the Red Cross says aid

1:36:191:36:22

organisations are ready to go

in as soon as possible.

1:36:221:36:25

A fifth British tourist has died

following a helicopter crash

1:36:251:36:28

in the Grand Canyon more

than two weeks ago.

1:36:281:36:31

29-year-old Eleanor Udall died

in a Las Vegas hospital,

1:36:311:36:34

four days after her husband,

Jonathan.

1:36:341:36:38

The couple were on their honeymoon

when the accident happened.

1:36:381:36:43

Three of their friends were also

killed in the crash.

1:36:431:36:47

Scientists are warning as many

as 70% of the world's King Penguins

1:36:471:36:50

will be forced to relocate,

or could disappear over the next 80

1:36:501:36:53

years, because of global warming.

1:36:531:36:57

It's thought over a million breeding

pairs could struggle to find food

1:36:571:37:00

close enough to take back

to their young on native breeding

1:37:001:37:02

grounds in the Antarctic,

where the speed of environmental

1:37:021:37:04

change is now said to be faster

than the birds ability to adapt.

1:37:041:37:12

You are up with all the news.

There's a lot going on with the

1:37:191:37:26

weather and Carol will keep us up

date.

1:37:261:37:32

John is here and it don't mean a

thing if you ain't got that billing.

1:37:321:37:42

It was -20 in Pyeongchang. I guess

those warm weather jackets will come

1:37:421:37:49

in useful.

1:37:491:37:50

They're back and among

those touching down,

1:37:501:37:58

big air bronze medalist

Billy Morgan, who said the waiting

1:37:591:38:06

media made him nervous,

not that he looked it.

1:38:061:38:12

Bronze medallist Laura Deas as well.

1:38:121:38:20

Skeleton gold medallist

Lizzy Yarnold returned last week

1:38:231:38:30

but she went to Heathrow

to welcome her team-mates and said

1:38:301:38:34

she'd be taking some time off before

deciding if she'll go

1:38:341:38:37

for a hat-trick of golds in Beijing.

1:38:371:38:41

It's hard to predict what I'm

going to feel like in a year

1:38:411:38:44

or four years' time.

1:38:441:38:47

It's taken so much hard work to even

get to this point, I've

1:38:471:38:50

done the sport now for nine years.

1:38:501:38:52

And it's really tough, actually,

it's a lot of grind.

1:38:521:38:55

So at the moment, I'm

just having a break,

1:38:551:39:00

showing people the medal

and celebrating that.

1:39:001:39:05

And I really will just see

how I feel later on.

1:39:051:39:11

Scotland could be without a key man

as they look to follow up that huge

1:39:111:39:14

Six Nations win over England.

1:39:141:39:18

Ryan Wilson's tournament could be

over if he's found guilty of making

1:39:181:39:22

contact with the eye of an opponent.

1:39:221:39:24

The incident happened in that

historic Calcutta Cup

1:39:241:39:26

victory on Saturday.

1:39:261:39:31

It's Ireland next for Scotland,

one of their greats,

1:39:311:39:32

Jamie Heaslip who after 95 caps,

two Lions Tours and two World Cups

1:39:321:39:36

has announced his retirement.

1:39:361:39:40

Not a bad run.

1:39:401:39:42

We talked about Manchester City's

heavy defeat of Arsenal

1:39:421:39:46

in the League Cup final

on Breakfast yesterday.

1:39:461:39:49

Club great Ian Wright says someone

younger needs to replace

1:39:491:39:51

Arsene Wenger as manager.

1:39:511:39:54

He feels the club's owner

Stan Kronke has lost interest

1:39:541:39:56

and thinks Wenger has given

the players an easy

1:39:561:40:01

ride for far too long.

1:40:011:40:09

I would give him a year

with an option out of respect.

1:40:091:40:12

If it plays out like it is now,

you just don't take up the option,

1:40:121:40:15

simply because something

has to change.

1:40:151:40:23

I want Arsenal to start

to challenge, sign players

1:40:251:40:28

to make them exciting.

1:40:281:40:29

Someone to come on the board to lay

down the law to people

1:40:291:40:34

and the manager, whoever it will be.

1:40:341:40:36

And the players who

are on easy street.

1:40:361:40:38

A few of them own easy Street.

1:40:381:40:39

I am sure that is a view shared

by other Arsenal fans.

1:40:391:40:44

Can you believe it's

three years ago that

1:40:441:40:46

Great Britain won the Davis Cup?

1:40:461:40:48

Well, relish these scenes

because the competition

1:40:481:40:49

could be about to disappear,

to be replaced by a

1:40:491:40:52

World Cup of Tennis.

1:40:521:40:54

18 nations would compete in a

week-long event.

1:40:541:40:58

It's a plan put forward

by the Barcelona footballer

1:40:581:41:01

Gerard Pique and his investment

group, with 18 nations

1:41:011:41:03

playing for a prize

of over £2 billion.

1:41:031:41:08

It'll be interesting to see if that

comes to fruition.

1:41:081:41:12

£2 billion?

Yes, that will be the prize fog,

1:41:121:41:18

then the nation could reinvest in

tennis. It tends to be two countries

1:41:181:41:26

against each other way you know you

will be playing every game. Someone

1:41:261:41:29

will have to go home early?

I think the players will like it

1:41:291:41:34

because with such a condensed

calendar, so much tennis played

1:41:341:41:39

throughout the year. The Davis Cup

was played on weekends to row back

1:41:391:41:42

calendar and it would offer them a

chance to focus on one tournament.

1:41:421:41:47

Everyone loves the Davis Cup and the

rivalry it brings between nations.

1:41:471:41:50

You would see that. John, thank you

very much.

1:41:501:41:57

There are fears tens of thousands

of children are being taught

1:41:571:41:59

in illegal and unregistered schools.

1:41:591:42:01

Schools in England should be

registered with the government

1:42:011:42:03

if they teach five or more children

for 18 hours a week or more.

1:42:031:42:06

But a BBC investigation has revealed

there have been around

1:42:061:42:09

50 safeguarding alerts

at illegal schools.

1:42:091:42:11

Ofsted says it needs more

powers to tackle them.

1:42:111:42:14

Lucy Manning reports.

1:42:141:42:18

A suspected unregistered

school in Southend on Sea.

1:42:181:42:21

Here, a young boy

appears to be crying.

1:42:211:42:25

There's a child here who is upset.

1:42:251:42:28

Minutes later, the teacher

seems to use force.

1:42:281:42:35

There's a physicality about that,

they are manhandling the child.

1:42:351:42:37

The child remains very distressed.

1:42:371:42:38

That raises immediate concerns.

1:42:381:42:39

I wouldn't expect to see that.

1:42:391:42:41

On a different occasion,

a boy appears to cower

1:42:411:42:43

away from the teacher.

1:42:431:42:49

What you've got there is clearly

a child who seems to be quite wary

1:42:491:42:52

of the adult that's there.

1:42:521:42:53

When the adult turns round,

the child steps back.

1:42:531:42:55

The adult clearly strikes the child.

1:42:551:42:57

On all counts, that is

completely unacceptable,

1:42:571:43:00

there are huge safeguarding issues

about the well-being

1:43:001:43:02

of those children.

1:43:021:43:04

The synagogue which owns this

building denies this

1:43:041:43:06

is an unregistered school.

1:43:061:43:11

It says education is provided

here within the 18 hour limit,

1:43:111:43:13

after which they must register

as a school.

1:43:131:43:16

But when we observed it,

it was operating for longer.

1:43:161:43:20

The synagogue also says it's not

aware of any assaults,

1:43:201:43:22

but asked for more information.

1:43:221:43:27

Ofsted has identified more than 350

suspected unregistered schools.

1:43:271:43:34

Many are run in houses and offices,

even an industrial estate.

1:43:341:43:37

Not all unregistered

schools are religious.

1:43:371:43:40

Of those that are, half are Muslim.

1:43:401:43:44

The BBC has obtained a copy

of a book from an unregistered

1:43:441:43:47

school in Birmingham.

1:43:471:43:50

In one section it openly advocate

the murder of homosexuals.

1:43:501:43:58

Another chapter warns

a wife against refusing

1:43:591:44:01

sex with her husband.

1:44:011:44:02

Elsewhere, it says a woman

wearing her fume is an adulterer.

1:44:021:44:06

We have obtained photos of other

suspected unregistered schools that

1:44:061:44:10

were discovered. They show shocking

conditions. Squalor, appalling food

1:44:101:44:18

hygiene, dangerously in. The

Department for Education says 38

1:44:181:44:22

unregistered schools have ceased to

operate in the last two years. It

1:44:221:44:27

says, no child should be placed at

risk and where a school is operating

1:44:271:44:31

illegally, action should be taken.

Meanwhile, thousands of children are

1:44:311:44:36

still left that risk from extremism,

unexpected teaching and shocking

1:44:361:44:40

conditions.

1:44:401:44:44

We're now joined by Izzy Posen,

a former pupil of an unregistered

1:44:441:44:47

school and Chris Kennedy,

Hackney Council's Children and Young

1:44:471:44:49

People's Scrutiny Commission chair.

1:44:491:44:57

Some of this happened in Hackney,

seeing those pictures, it's quite

1:45:001:45:04

shocking the condition that some

children are being taught in, what's

1:45:041:45:07

being done to stop it?

The most

shocking thing is that the law is

1:45:071:45:11

not up to the job it needs to do of

allowing things like that to be

1:45:111:45:17

stopped. In Hackney, when we

investigated this, we talked to our

1:45:171:45:23

safeguarding professionals, the

safeguarding children board, you

1:45:231:45:25

also heard from Ofsted in your clip,

and both of those organisations save

1:45:251:45:30

the law is not good enough and it

doesn't give them the power that

1:45:301:45:34

they require to get into those

institutions and check that proper

1:45:341:45:38

safeguarding is in place.

Have you

tried to get into these is

1:45:381:45:42

situations and see what's going on?

Yes, our safeguarding children

1:45:421:45:47

board, our independent share came to

one of our investigation sessions

1:45:471:45:49

and said I'd

1:45:491:45:53

one of our investigation sessions

and said quite clearly that he does

1:45:531:45:55

not have a clear line of sight on

the children in these settings

1:45:551:45:58

because the law will not allow him

to get in. In your own piece last

1:45:581:46:03

night, you heard the national

director of Ofsted say that

1:46:031:46:07

effectively, her hands are tied and

that if Ofsted inspectors go in,

1:46:071:46:11

they cannot even pick up a piece of

evidence and take it away from with

1:46:111:46:16

them.

Let's hear some of that

evidence, you were at one of those

1:46:161:46:21

unregistered schools, give us an

idea of what that was like.

It was a

1:46:211:46:25

full day of studying religious to

states in a classroom setting, --

1:46:251:46:32

religious texts, and the appalling

thing about it was that the method

1:46:321:46:38

of discipline used were physical

abuse and corporal punishment and we

1:46:381:46:41

were hit on a daily basis.

By all

the teachers, just some?

Some were

1:46:411:46:46

worse than others, some have the

reputation of being that teaches

1:46:461:46:53

that hit you. More than others but

they all did. Every teacher had a

1:46:531:46:58

big wooden spoon that they would use

to discipline on their desk.

He

1:46:581:47:01

eventually left your primary school

because of the particular incident?

1:47:011:47:06

Yes, this was a specific teacher who

was teaching a younger class and I

1:47:061:47:10

got into trouble with him, he came

into my class, called me out and

1:47:101:47:14

beat me to the ground until I was

motionless on the ground. I came

1:47:141:47:19

home with massive bruises and my

parents took me out.

So your parents

1:47:191:47:25

took you out...

This was towards the

end, the last six months of me being

1:47:251:47:31

in the school.

You didn't speak in

mission till you are 18? So what

1:47:311:47:35

were you taught in school? -- you

didn't speak in this?

You taught in

1:47:351:47:44

Yiddish in the school, we were not

taught English, we didn't even have

1:47:441:47:50

any numeracy, I had to teach myself

at the age of 18.

I'm interested in

1:47:501:47:57

your parents point you, why did they

send you to this school?

This is my

1:47:571:48:03

religious community and what's

valued is being brought up to be

1:48:031:48:05

able to serve God and fulfil your

response abilities like that,

1:48:051:48:10

secular education is not an issue.

We have got a statement from the

1:48:101:48:16

Department for Education saying no

child should be placed at risk,

1:48:161:48:20

where a school is acting illegally

action must be taken, we have got a

1:48:201:48:24

joint team with Ofsted to target

that and 150 investigations have

1:48:241:48:29

taken place and warning notices have

been issued but you say that as far

1:48:291:48:34

as you are concerned, Ofsted don't

Kavanagh powers, so what would you

1:48:341:48:36

say needs to change?

-- doesn't have

enough powers, so what needs to

1:48:361:48:42

change? The definition of what

attitudes the school. If it talks

1:48:421:48:48

like a school and it walks like a

school, call it a school. If

1:48:481:48:52

children are there from dawn to dusk

six days a week, even if they only

1:48:521:48:57

receive religious education, call it

a school. Then you are safeguarding

1:48:571:49:01

professionals can get in there and

do something about it. Check that

1:49:011:49:05

there are proper checks on the staff

and they have safeguarding policy

1:49:051:49:09

and the safeguarding lead. At the

moment they can do that if there is

1:49:091:49:13

a complaint. If it your guest made a

complaint about a regular school,

1:49:131:49:19

your professionals could walk in

there in the same day but when that

1:49:191:49:26

complaint is made in an registered

setting, they cannot get him.

1:49:261:49:33

Extremely interesting, Chris

Kennedy, from Hackney Council, thank

1:49:331:49:36

you. And has this affected your

relationship with your parents?

I

1:49:361:49:45

would rather not talk about my

personal life. I have left the

1:49:451:49:50

community.

Thank you for talking to

us.

1:49:501:49:54

We know that it's very cold today.

Looking outside, outside our studios

1:49:541:50:02

here, those people making their way

to work.

They're not skating, they

1:50:021:50:06

look like it!

We know the weather is

working, the tram is working, that's

1:50:061:50:13

where they're coming from. There is

disruption on the

1:50:131:50:21

disruption on the rail and the

roads, there's someone on their

1:50:211:50:23

bikes! Let's go to Carol.

1:50:231:50:25

Good morning. Starting off with a be

prepared for disruption warning for

1:50:281:50:35

snow, in north-east England and the

Midlands where we could see another

1:50:351:50:38

five to ten centimetres of snow

falling. Some of us will see a bit

1:50:381:50:42

more of that. The same across the

south-east of England, five to ten

1:50:421:50:47

centimetres, but this area is

different because these are showers.

1:50:471:50:51

Where we have an alignment of

showers, that is where we will see

1:50:511:50:55

the five to ten centimetres. If you

catch a shower and you're not in

1:50:551:50:58

that and alignment, you will see

less total.

1:50:581:51:05

less total. We carry on with snow

showers through the day, through

1:51:051:51:09

parts of England and Wales, East

Anglia into the Channel Islands,

1:51:091:51:14

especially can see. We will see one

or two wintry showers in western

1:51:141:51:18

areas, not as heavy as in the amber

area, and in between, some sunshine

1:51:181:51:22

but it will be a cold day but

everywhere you look at it. This

1:51:221:51:26

evening and overnight, further snow

to come. More snow across northern

1:51:261:51:30

and eastern Scotland, north-east

England, East Anglia and the

1:51:301:51:36

Midlands and Southern counties,

taking a swipe at South Cornwall and

1:51:361:51:39

Devon. This is the temperatures in

towns and cities but in rural areas

1:51:391:51:48

it could be down to -9. Restart

Wednesday with another be prepared

1:51:481:51:55

warning for snow across northern and

eastern Scotland, Central Scotland

1:51:551:52:01

and North East England. Generally,

ten centimetres falling, some areas

1:52:011:52:05

will see more than this. This is in

addition to what we're looking at

1:52:051:52:09

today. Away from the amber warning

areas, we will still have some snow

1:52:091:52:12

falling. We have snow across the

north and east of Scotland and the

1:52:121:52:18

Central Belt, snow across eastern

England, all pushing steadily

1:52:181:52:22

westwards, said he will seek snow in

other western areas, snow showers in

1:52:221:52:29

South Devon, Dorset and South

Hampshire. And it will be windy.

1:52:291:52:33

Tomorrow there will be a noticeable

wind-chill. In Aberdeen, it goes

1:52:331:52:39

from -2 to minus 12. That is how it

will feel against your skin.

1:52:391:52:46

Certainly a day for wrapping up

warmly. We're not finished with the

1:52:461:52:53

slow, as the end of the week comes

across there will be more disruptive

1:52:531:52:58

snow and blizzards. We have a system

coming up from the near continent,

1:52:581:53:03

the Portuguese service have named it

Emma and it is bringing in

1:53:031:53:08

significant snow. It will be blowing

in severe strong winds and a

1:53:081:53:14

wind-chill, drifting snow and

blizzards. We will have snow showers

1:53:141:53:19

and sunny

1:53:191:53:24

and sunny patches, and there is more

snow on Friday and Saturday.

1:53:261:53:29

The wind-chill is going to be

staggering.

Yes, particularly

1:53:311:53:36

Wednesday and Thursday when it will

feel like minus double figures

1:53:361:53:39

during the day. We see that at night

but during the day, that will be

1:53:391:53:43

pretty nasty.

Thank you for giving

this company, see you in half an

1:53:431:53:48

hour.

You have to get a balaclava.

Get the Skeet gear out. I haven't

1:53:481:53:54

got any.

I will lend you some!

1:53:541:54:00

Stuff is on the Tyneside talking

about details of the great

1:54:001:54:07

exhibition of the North, a US

insider outside? -- are you inside

1:54:071:54:12

or outside?

I'm outside, you can see the snowy

1:54:121:54:18

rooftops, the Tyne Bridge is there,

everyone who runs the great North

1:54:181:54:24

run runs across that. I'm on the

Gateshead side, wet here for the

1:54:241:54:30

zero of the great exhibition of the

North. This will be -- we are here

1:54:301:54:36

for the launch of the great

exhibition of the North. It is

1:54:361:54:40

celebrating the culture, innovation,

arts and the heritage, it's about

1:54:401:54:44

promoting and inspiring the next

generation. Loads of things are part

1:54:441:54:48

of it, including, have a look at

this. This is a water sculpture

1:54:481:54:52

which is going to be running through

a longer time, that looks brilliant.

1:54:521:54:58

That's our mock-up to give you a

flavour of one element of this.

1:54:581:55:02

There's loads of different parts of

this. We are inside the Sage

1:55:021:55:05

building which is an arts and events

venue in Gateshead, we have Sarah

1:55:051:55:10

here who his part of the team who

won the bid to host this event so

1:55:101:55:16

tell me what we have to look forward

to.

Over the 80 days of the

1:55:161:55:21

exhibition there will be hundreds of

exhibitions over 30 venues, art in

1:55:211:55:24

the Baltic Centre of contemporary

art, great concept here, and a major

1:55:241:55:29

innovation from across the North.

The Rocket is coming back but there

1:55:291:55:32

will be VR versions as well, also

talking about innovations of the

1:55:321:55:38

future. The hyper loop, the

transportation of the future. It's

1:55:381:55:42

about inspiring the next generation

of inventors.

We have some of them

1:55:421:55:46

here, good morning.

Morning!

Bear up

bright and early and they have come

1:55:461:55:55

up with their ideas of something you

would come up with in 2030.

It's a

1:55:551:56:02

wardrobe that you use remote control

to open and it gets your clothes and

1:56:021:56:07

brings it to your bed so you don't

have to get out of bed on a cold day

1:56:071:56:11

like today.

That would speed up

getting ready for school!

How did

1:56:111:56:14

you come up with that? I don't like

getting out of bed so I thought,

1:56:141:56:22

let's get something that opens the

wardrobe for me.

Tell us what yours

1:56:221:56:25

is.

Might invention is a toothbrush

that you put toothpaste cottages in

1:56:251:56:32

and the new squeeze to get the two

spaced out.

I'm surprised that this

1:56:321:56:36

mix it already -- I'm surprised that

doesn't exist already.

Mine is a

1:56:361:56:45

bubble that changes colour depending

on the heat. I came up with this

1:56:451:56:49

because most bottles are just one

colour.

It saves you having loads of

1:56:491:56:55

bubbles.

My invention is easy

wristbands that go around your wrist

1:56:551:57:00

and they start vibration if you are

too close to an object so you know

1:57:001:57:06

what side the object is on, because

it vibrates.

To help blind people?

1:57:061:57:11

Amazing ideas. This whole project,

you can see this is a driverless car

1:57:111:57:18

who is invented by Dominic Foos

inside, it because you can sleep on

1:57:181:57:25

it.

We are asking children to upload

their innovations to a website and

1:57:251:57:35

the best ideas will be turned into

real things for an exhibition later

1:57:351:57:38

in the year.

We will be talking more

about the legacy of all of this and

1:57:381:57:42

what all of this will mean. We will

be talking to Georgia about how the

1:57:421:57:50

city of culture, Hull, was impacted.

We've also got a choir and band,

1:57:501:57:57

take it away, you can end our

section.

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# One, two, three o'clock, four

o'clock rock

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# We're going to rock around the

clock tonight! #

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Double wake us all up. We will be

back with Steph later. I love some

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of those inventions. Time to get the

news, travel and weather where you

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are.

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impact it has on the elderly and the

homeless in London.

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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

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Commuters face heavy disruption

as snow storms sweep in from Russia.

2:01:542:01:59

Hundreds of trains and dozens

of flights have been cancelled

2:01:592:02:02

and there are warnings of more

freezing weather on the way.

2:02:022:02:06

The North West of England

is currently getting

2:02:062:02:08

the heaviest of the snow.

2:02:082:02:09

There are reports of

crashes on major routes

2:02:092:02:12

including the M62 and M6.

2:02:122:02:15

This is the scene in Salford.

2:02:152:02:17

We'll be live across the country

as temperatures continue to plunge.

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Good morning, the heaviest snow this

morning is across parts of North

2:02:242:02:27

East England and also the Midlands

as well as part of the south-east.

2:02:272:02:31

Today we have got Amber weather

warnings for these areas and we

2:02:312:02:35

could see a further 10-15

centimetres locally. More details on

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all of that in about ten minutes.

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Good morning, it's Tuesday

the 27th of February.

2:02:522:02:55

Also this morning:

2:02:552:02:58

The International Trade Secretary,

Liam Fox, attacks Jeremy Corbyn's

2:02:582:03:00

Brexit plan as "a complete

sell-out", despite support

2:03:002:03:02

from some Tory rebels.

2:03:022:03:06

The body of a fifth

person has been found

2:03:062:03:09

after an explosion which destroyed

a building in Leicester.

2:03:092:03:17

Good morning from a snowy Gateshead

where today, they are launching the

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great exhibition of the North. It

will be a celebration of the arts,

2:03:212:03:26

culture and history of the region

and for 80 days, events will be

2:03:262:03:29

running across the summer in 30

different venues. More details in a

2:03:292:03:33

bit.

2:03:332:03:34

In sport, Britain's Winter Olympians

return from Pyeongchang,

2:03:342:03:36

with skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold

undecided if she'll go

2:03:362:03:38

for a hat-trick of golds

at the next Games.

2:03:382:03:44

Good morning.

2:03:442:03:45

Heavy snow is causing

disruption to flights and rail

2:03:452:03:48

services this morning.

2:03:482:03:49

The M20 motorway in Kent has been

blocked by stranded lorries

2:03:492:03:55

and treacherous driving conditions

are being reported across

2:03:552:03:57

large parts of England.

2:03:572:03:58

The freezing temperatures

are being caused by cold air

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which is sweeping in from Russia.

2:04:002:04:02

The Met Office has issued amber

warnings for large parts

2:04:022:04:06

of the south east and north

east of England.

2:04:062:04:11

Up to 10cm of snow is expected today

and as much as 20cm is predicted

2:04:112:04:14

in some parts of eastern England,

Scotland and Northern Ireland

2:04:142:04:17

by the end of Wednesday.

2:04:172:04:18

Drivers are being warned

they could face major disruption.

2:04:182:04:20

More than 200 trains

are no longer running,

2:04:202:04:22

while British Airways says over 60

flights have been cancelled.

2:04:222:04:28

Let's speak to our correspondent

Robert Hall, who's in Ashford, Kent,

2:04:282:04:30

for us this morning.

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It makes a pretty scene, doesn't it,

Robert, but it is causing a lot of

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problems.

Yes, it is. I wish I

hadn't left my hat in the car! Good

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morning. It is, and all credit to

the weather teams yesterday evening

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because they predicted a sausage of

snowfall running from the Thames

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estuary down across Kent towards

East Sussex and that is exactly what

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we have got, quite clearly defined

areas, so Northolt this, relatively

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little snow. That helped transport

in the sense of the trains first,

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they are running, but there is a

revised timetable. The rail

2:05:092:05:14

companies, Southeast trains have had

to combine a lot of smaller trains

2:05:142:05:17

to make larger ones and apparently

that makes them less likely to run

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into trouble if the line is frozen

or there are issues with the route

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they are travelling on. There are

trains running but we are getting

2:05:242:05:30

usual issues with people who want to

get to work complaining there is not

2:05:302:05:33

enough information about what is

happening and what the revised

2:05:332:05:37

timetable is. I'm sure the rail

company is trying to sort that out.

2:05:372:05:41

On the roads, you mentioned the M20,

issues with lorries, ongoing, up at

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the top of the M20 where there is a

steep hill, that section of the

2:05:462:05:52

motorway and associated trades are

struggling, roads down to Hastings

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are struggling and the M2 struggling

so there are real difficulties this

2:05:552:06:00

morning but the gritters are out and

when the traffic is running, that

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will help to make the salt do its

work. We expect the roads to run a

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little more freely but more snow to

come this morning.

Carol will have

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the details shortly. There's a

different picture across various

2:06:112:06:17

parts of the UK, some people say

they are still waiting for the snow.

2:06:172:06:22

Our reporter Phil Bodmer is

in East Yorkshire

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for us this morning.

2:06:242:06:25

Snow on the ground there, too.

Several centimetres now. It's been

2:06:252:06:30

snowing steadily through the morning

on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors.

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This is the main A166, linking the

Yorkshire coast with the city of

2:06:342:06:40

York and they've kept the route open

this morning but a number of others

2:06:402:06:43

are affected, and police across the

North of England say driving

2:06:432:06:45

conditions are worst in

Lincolnshire, police say they are

2:06:452:06:49

dealing with five diligence before

6:30am this morning, hazardous

2:06:492:06:53

conditions on Merseyside, people

being urged to take care while

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driving. They received a report of a

crash on the M62, Junction five, and

2:06:562:07:03

the North West motorway police say

they are at the scene of a crash on

2:07:032:07:06

the M6 eastbound at junction five

after a car spun across the

2:07:062:07:10

motorway. As you can see, driving

conditions not good this morning and

2:07:102:07:14

the snowfall seems to be a bit

sporadic. We are in the amber

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warning area where they are

expecting up to ten centimetres of

2:07:182:07:21

snow. We have not had it yet but it

is sweeping south and west with as

2:07:212:07:25

the day progresses and we had a

recent flurry here, in the last ten

2:07:252:07:29

minutes, which was quite heavy. At

the airports, Leeds Bradford,

2:07:292:07:35

Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, the

advice is to check in, check with

2:07:352:07:38

your airline and be prepared to take

a bit longer to get to the airport

2:07:382:07:41

if you are expecting to fly away

maybe to the sunshine today. If you

2:07:412:07:46

are driving, please take extra care

and allow the extra time to take

2:07:462:07:49

your journey.

This is all very good

advice. We can see what is happening

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out and about in some places, there

are weather warnings.

2:07:562:07:59

Carol has the very latest on those

weather warnings for us now.

2:07:592:08:01

Carol has the very latest on those

weather warnings for us now.

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Good morning, we have got tee amber

warnings to be prepared for

2:08:032:08:08

disruption in full from the Met

office, the first across the

2:08:082:08:10

north-east of England down towards

the Midlands, currently seven

2:08:102:08:14

centimetres of lying snow across

parts of North Yorkshire and

2:08:142:08:16

Northumberland. Today we could see

another 5-10 centimetres. As the

2:08:162:08:20

reporter said, it is drifting

south-westwards, but behind it a

2:08:202:08:24

cold air mass coming in so we will

see further frequent snow showers

2:08:242:08:27

this afternoon. In the south-east,

heading towards the Channel Islands,

2:08:272:08:31

a line of showers. Where those

line-up, we are likely to see 5-10

2:08:312:08:36

centimetres, perhaps more but they

are showers so not all of us will

2:08:362:08:40

see them. If you are not in this

line and you do see some snow

2:08:402:08:44

showers, it's more likely to be up

to three centimetres. The other

2:08:442:08:48

thing, further snow showers away

from these areas and it is going to

2:08:482:08:51

be a very cold state with a wind

chill but as we go through the next

2:08:512:08:55

few days, there are further Amber

weather warnings, disruptive weather

2:08:552:08:59

warnings in force, bringing more

snow across the north and east of

2:08:592:09:03

Scotland, Central Scotland and

north-east England. We are not done

2:09:032:09:06

with the snow just yet, some of us

could see as much as 25 centimetres

2:09:062:09:14

in the next couple of days yet to

fall so keep in touch with the

2:09:142:09:17

forecast.

2:09:172:09:22

Five people are now known to have

died after an explosion

2:09:222:09:25

at a shop in Leicester.

2:09:252:09:27

Fire officers are due to continue

a search and rescue operation

2:09:272:09:29

on the site of the former shop

and flat this morning.

2:09:292:09:34

Five people remain in hospital

after the explosion,

2:09:342:09:36

one in a critical condition.

2:09:362:09:44

Staying in a customs union with EU

would be a sell-out of the UK's

2:09:452:09:49

interest according to the

international trade secretary Liam

2:09:492:09:52

Fox. He will deliver a speech to

business leaders later in which he

2:09:522:09:55

is expected to say that the future

of global trade will not be decided

2:09:552:10:00

through strict arrangements like a

customs union.

2:10:002:10:04

The US media giant Comcast has

launched a £22 billion takeover bid

2:10:042:10:09

for the British broadcaster Sky TV.

It is thought the group behind

2:10:092:10:13

Universal Pictures and NBC wants to

take up a majority stake in the burn

2:10:132:10:17

in an attempt to outbid 21st-century

fox's efforts to seize full control

2:10:172:10:21

of the business. A spokesperson for

Comcast said they were confident

2:10:212:10:24

regulators would approve of it.

2:10:242:10:27

In Syria, a "humanitarian pause"

has come into effect

2:10:272:10:29

in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta,

which has faced an intense air

2:10:292:10:32

and ground attack by pro-government

forces for more than a week.

2:10:322:10:37

Russia ordered a temporary halt

to the Syrian government's assault

2:10:372:10:40

on the enclave so that civilians can

flee and humanitarian

2:10:402:10:42

aid can be delivered.

2:10:422:10:43

We can now speak to our

Middle East correspondent

2:10:432:10:46

Martin Patience who is in Beirut.

2:10:462:10:51

Good morning. I suppose most

importantly, from what we know, is

2:10:512:10:54

the ceasefire holding?

It does

appear to be holding for now. There

2:10:542:11:01

was a brief flurry of shelling at

the start of the ceasefire but in

2:11:012:11:04

the past hour, the residents of

Eastern Ghouta have had some

2:11:042:11:09

respite. Most of them have been

hunkered down in their bunkers for

2:11:092:11:13

the last week also because they have

been facing intense bombardment,

2:11:132:11:17

more than 550 civilians were killed

the Syrian government tried to

2:11:172:11:21

retake this territory this area,

from the rebels. It is the last

2:11:212:11:26

rebel stronghold coast to the

capital of Damascus. -- close to the

2:11:262:11:31

capital. The reason this ceasefire

might hold is because it has been

2:11:312:11:35

ordered by Russia. You might

remember over the weekend, there was

2:11:352:11:38

a UN security resolution for a

ceasefire across the country which

2:11:382:11:41

did not work and then yesterday, the

Russian president said he wanted to

2:11:412:11:48

see this humanitarian pause. It is

lasting just for five hours. He says

2:11:482:11:52

there will be humanitarian corridors

opened up so civilians can leave

2:11:522:11:56

Eastern Ghouta and go into

government-controlled areas. But

2:11:562:12:01

what you have to remember if there's

absolutely no cost between the two

2:12:012:12:05

sides. For the civilians in eastern

Ghouta, they say they don't trust

2:12:052:12:09

the Syrian government and the

Russians, who have been bombing them

2:12:092:12:12

for more than a week and besieging

that area for several months.

2:12:122:12:18

Martin, thank you. Martin Patience

in Beirut on the ceasefire which is

2:12:182:12:23

thankfully holding in Eastern

Ghouta.

2:12:232:12:27

Every year 15 million babies

are born prematurely.

2:12:272:12:30

Sadly, many simply arrive

too early to survive,

2:12:302:12:34

and those that do can face medical

complications and even disability.

2:12:342:12:37

Scientists still have

lots of unanswered questions

2:12:372:12:41

as to why pre-term birth happens,

which makes research crucial.

2:12:412:12:44

Now a team of people with very

personal connections to the issue

2:12:442:12:49

are preparing to trek

to the North Pole to raise

2:12:492:12:52

money for that research.

2:12:522:12:53

We are joined by former England

rugby star Will Greenwood,

2:12:532:12:55

ex-SAS sergeant Jason Fox

and consultant obstetrician

2:12:552:12:58

Natasha Singh.

2:12:582:13:03

What a guest list. Welcome, all.

Thank you for joining us. Jason, to

2:13:032:13:09

start with you, you were a premature

baby.

I was.

Tell us about that.

I

2:13:092:13:17

was born at 32 weeks, there was a

lot of complications to begin with,

2:13:172:13:22

my lungs collapsed on numerous

occasions so my mum and dad did not

2:13:222:13:26

think I was going to pull through

and I ended up having a double chest

2:13:262:13:31

drain and spent the next seven or

eight weeks in the intensive care

2:13:312:13:35

unit in an opening debate, which you

can see there.

I -- it must have had

2:13:352:13:43

a big impact on your parents on how

did it affect you long-term?

It

2:13:432:13:48

didn't at all, surprisingly. I think

they thought it would do but I went

2:13:482:13:51

on to be all right.

Yes, that is

probably an underestimation! Great

2:13:512:13:56

news for Jason on Natasha, but it is

a huge problem as we said in the

2:13:562:14:03

introduction, 15 million babies.

15

million babies, this is a global

2:14:032:14:07

number, 15 million babies are born

preterm and 1 million go on to die.

2:14:072:14:13

More specific to the UK, 60,000

babies in the UK are born preterm

2:14:132:14:18

and 1000 of those will die and 6000

go on to live with permanent

2:14:182:14:22

disability. And the most unfortunate

thing about this is that 85% of

2:14:222:14:27

women have no risk factors, like

Jason's mother would not have had

2:14:272:14:31

any risk factors probably so it

comes as a shock to the families and

2:14:312:14:34

it only if you have had previous

preterm birth that you identified as

2:14:342:14:37

being at risk and you have the care

you would need.

And from your point

2:14:372:14:44

of view, Will, this is close to your

heart and you are taking part in

2:14:442:14:47

expedition because of what happened

to you in your family?

Yes, there's

2:14:472:14:51

a pretty special guy called Mark

Johnson who works at the Chelsea and

2:14:512:14:56

Westminster Hospital, Professor Mark

Johnson, the lead research legend

2:14:562:14:59

when it comes to looking into how we

can prevent this happening for

2:14:592:15:02

mothers in the future. In 2002, my

wife went into labour very early

2:15:022:15:09

with little Freddie and he was only

a for about 45 minutes. I can still

2:15:092:15:15

picture of the third-floor room and

I remember some terribly dark times

2:15:152:15:18

as a family. And the same thing

again was happening with argy during

2:15:182:15:23

the World Cup in 2003, and Mark rang

me, I was playing pool, I remember

2:15:232:15:28

exact in what was happening in a

hotel in Perth and he said, "The

2:15:282:15:32

same thing is happening, get

yourself on a flight". I decided to

2:15:322:15:35

speak to people, stayed to play with

the South Africa game, stayed in

2:15:352:15:40

contact, my wife was intensive care

and they managed to reverse her

2:15:402:15:43

labour, when she was in labour and a

combination of drugs and treatment

2:15:432:15:50

allowed her to have bed rest, I flew

back and argy has just turned 14. We

2:15:502:15:55

had the same thing with the other

two as well, they were all at risk

2:15:552:16:02

of premature birth but thanks to

Mark Johnson, I have three quite

2:16:022:16:05

amazing children with my wife

Caroline. I have this relationship

2:16:052:16:10

with Mark Bridges quite an intimate

relationship with a doctor in that

2:16:102:16:14

we don't see each other very often

and he brings me when you need

2:16:142:16:18

something, cash. -- interesting

relationship with the doctor. Solly

2:16:182:16:23

rings me and I have to go to

Caroline, "I'm off, it's the

2:16:232:16:28

backbone". This time it is the North

Pole and we thought, why not?

2:16:282:16:32

Luckily, Jason is coming and Alan

Chambers, Legends of the North Pole.

2:16:322:16:36

I'm a skinny kid from Ludlow who

does not like the cold. I will raise

2:16:362:16:39

the money and they can keep me

alive, is the plan.

2:16:392:16:43

You obviously know what you are

doing.

I have operated in the

2:16:482:16:53

Arctic, but I have never been to the

North Pole exhalation might you

2:16:532:16:57

never said that before. It will be

tricky, cold, blustery, but it is a

2:16:572:17:03

case of keeping on top of your

personal admin with the right

2:17:032:17:06

clothes at the right time and not

burning the tent down when you are

2:17:062:17:11

cooking food.

I will be like Mr

Beam.

This is about finding out what

2:17:112:17:20

is going on. That is why they need

the money.

It is a small medical

2:17:202:17:27

charity founded by Professor Mark

Johnson and we are located in the

2:17:272:17:31

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

School of medicine and Mark spent

2:17:312:17:35

most of his life trying to

understand why this happens. This

2:17:352:17:40

charity was born out of his

frustration of not being able to

2:17:402:17:43

offer the women that he looked after

choices. You see women come in at 22

2:17:432:17:50

and 23 weeks and you have to give

them bad news every day that they

2:17:502:17:53

are going to lose their babies and

there is nothing you can do to

2:17:532:17:57

predict that they are going to lose

their baby or even offer them

2:17:572:18:01

treatment that will work enough to

lengthen the pregnancy to reduce the

2:18:012:18:05

suffering. Our aim is really to try

to understand in the first instance

2:18:052:18:11

pregnancy and labour and understand

Peter made a Labour. It has many

2:18:112:18:19

causes and we have not got our

research right. It could be because

2:18:192:18:23

of infection, overstretching of the

uterus. Their system may be over

2:18:232:18:29

activated. When we see pregnant

women we have to start thinking why

2:18:292:18:35

is this woman going to lose her baby

M you are raising money and it will

2:18:352:18:40

make a big difference.

In terms of

preparation, how much training is

2:18:402:18:45

going into this? Why are you making

that phase?

Ignorance is bliss. I am

2:18:452:18:51

going with express and we are going

on a three-day training camp in the

2:18:512:18:55

Scandinavian region and in the

meantime it is a case of staying

2:18:552:19:01

fit. We talk about drugs and what

can help. My drug has always been

2:19:012:19:08

training and keeping fit. I will

continue what I am doing knowing the

2:19:082:19:12

experts were looked after me.

And

the idea is you all get to the North

2:19:122:19:18

Pole.

Exactly, we don't leave anyone

behind, we will all come back safe

2:19:182:19:23

and sound.

Don't burn the tent down.

Everything will be fine.

Jason says

2:19:232:19:29

it will be fine.

The key for me is

to go and try and create a virtual

2:19:292:19:37

Natasha and Mark Johnson by mother's

beds around the world and if we can

2:19:372:19:42

impart their knowledge and equipment

why is, nurses and doctors around

2:19:422:19:45

the world a little bit more, then

the horrible phrase that no parent

2:19:452:19:50

wants to hear, there is nothing we

can do, will always happen because

2:19:502:19:55

we can never get rid of it

completely. But hopefully fewer and

2:19:552:19:59

fewer mothers and fathers will have

to pick up a tiny little coffin far

2:19:592:20:03

too early at horrible time when you

are just thinking about decorating

2:20:032:20:11

and the future and it slams the door

shut in your face. We are doing the

2:20:112:20:16

easy bit. Front line research is

quite incredible. Whatever we can do

2:20:162:20:22

to raise money we will continue to

do.

Thank you all very much. I don't

2:20:222:20:27

know whether to say in joy at or

possibly good luck.

Both.

If you

2:20:272:20:34

want any more details I am sure you

can find Will Greenwood on social

2:20:342:20:37

media.

You can prepare for the weather

2:20:372:20:42

in the

2:20:422:20:42

next couple of days really.

2:20:422:20:49

I am going to start with the weather

warnings we have. They are Amber

2:20:492:20:54

because of disruption in the areas

of North is England and the Midlands

2:20:542:21:00

and the south-east. It had been

issued by the Met Office. In the

2:21:002:21:06

south we have showers and they are

lining. If you are in that

2:21:062:21:11

alignment, you could see 5-10

centimetres. Some of us will miss

2:21:112:21:17

the showers. If you are not in that

alignment you might see 1-3

2:21:172:21:22

centimetres.

2:21:222:21:28

centimetres. We have had seven

centimetres of snow in

2:21:282:21:31

Northumberland and Yorkshire and

that is drifting into Wales. But the

2:21:312:21:35

cold air is now cutting in and we

are seeing a lot of snow showers

2:21:352:21:41

coming into eastern parts of England

generally. The second area is

2:21:412:21:46

heading down towards the Channel

Islands and they will be on and off

2:21:462:21:49

as we go through the day. In the

West there will be snow showers, but

2:21:492:21:54

they will not be as heavy and there

will be sunshine in between. Despite

2:21:542:21:59

the sunshine it will feel cold

wherever you are. This evening and

2:21:592:22:04

overnight we will continue with snow

showers in eastern areas and we can

2:22:042:22:09

see the line in the Channel Islands

and eastern Britain and in South

2:22:092:22:13

Cornwall and Devon as well.

Meanwhile, more snow packs in in

2:22:132:22:19

northern and eastern Scotland,

through central Scotland and North

2:22:192:22:22

East England. It will be a cold

night. It will be colder than those

2:22:222:22:28

temperatures are suggesting,

temperatures could be -8 and -9 in

2:22:282:22:34

areas of lying snow. Tomorrow there

is another amber warning in

2:22:342:22:39

northern, eastern and central

Scotland and north-east England. A

2:22:392:22:44

further ten centimetres of fresh

snow is likely to fall. That will

2:22:442:22:48

continue as we go through the

morning. Further south we will have

2:22:482:22:52

some snow showers and they are

pushing westwards through the day.

2:22:522:22:56

It will dry up in the South East in

the afternoon. In between all the

2:22:562:23:01

snow we are looking at sunshine. It

will be windy tomorrow so we will

2:23:012:23:06

have a significant wind-chill. Those

temperatures will feel quite

2:23:062:23:11

different when you step outside. It

will be like -12 in Aberdeen and -11

2:23:112:23:20

in the wash area. We are not done

with the snow yet and we are looking

2:23:202:23:25

at potentially blizzards. This

system comes up from the near

2:23:252:23:29

continent across southern counties

of England and Wales. The Portuguese

2:23:292:23:34

Met service have called this Emma

and as it moves northward it will

2:23:342:23:38

take some significant snow with it.

It will also be windy, so we will

2:23:382:23:43

have drifting snow and blizzards.

Like Wednesday there will be a

2:23:432:23:48

significant wind-chill and it will

feel colder than these temperatures

2:23:482:23:53

suggest. On Friday that same system

continues to slowly move northwards

2:23:532:23:59

in southern England, Wales, Northern

Ireland and up into northern

2:23:592:24:02

England. Head

2:24:022:24:08

England. Head ahead of it it will

feel cold.

2:24:092:24:13

It is continuing to push northwards.

2:24:132:24:15

There is so much to take in, we need

you to repeated in 20 minutes.

2:24:192:24:25

Yes, I will, it is a pleasure.

2:24:252:24:29

Two leading animal charities

are warning Britain's cat population

2:24:292:24:31

is at crisis point with a surge

in the number of strays

2:24:312:24:34

across the country.

2:24:342:24:35

The RSPCA and the PDSA are now

urging owners to make

2:24:352:24:38

sure their pets have been neutered

to help reduce numbers.

2:24:382:24:40

Ali Fortescue explains.

2:24:402:24:42

A little bit more comfortable.

2:24:422:24:45

Handing over a pet for surgery,

a tough moment for any animal lover.

2:24:452:24:49

They are part of your

family, you know.

2:24:492:24:51

It's like anything.

2:24:512:24:54

If I were having an operation,

I would be just the same,

2:24:542:24:57

just as tearful.

2:24:572:24:58

Who's next, please?

2:24:582:24:59

But the RSPCA says the cat

population is at a crisis point.

2:24:592:25:02

They are piloting a scheme

in Sheffield to let owners

2:25:022:25:04

neuter their cats for free.

2:25:042:25:07

It's unsustainable.

2:25:072:25:09

Our centres are full, shelters

are full, and if the situation

2:25:092:25:12

continues as it is going,

there are going to be

2:25:122:25:14

more stray cats.

2:25:142:25:16

There are going to be more feral

communities that don't have anyone

2:25:162:25:19

to look out for them

in the community.

2:25:192:25:21

Can I get...

2:25:212:25:24

When you're ready?

2:25:242:25:25

As part of the pilot scheme,

vet Rob and his team are spaying

2:25:252:25:28

and castrating 70 caps today.

2:25:282:25:30

It's amazing how quickly

these animals bounce back

2:25:302:25:31

from surgery compared to,

if we had a similar operation, it

2:25:312:25:34

would take a lot longer to recover.

2:25:342:25:38

And also, it is often

a lot more health issues

2:25:382:25:40

if we don't get them neutered.

2:25:402:25:44

They are much more prone

to getting mammary cancers,

2:25:442:25:46

womb infections and things like that

if they are not spayed.

2:25:462:25:49

We are recommending,

the PDSA and the RSPCA,

2:25:492:25:52

neutering cats at four months of age

before they hit puberty.

2:25:522:25:56

Nine out of ten cat owners have

already neutered their pets

2:25:562:26:01

but with more than 10 million cats

in the UK, that is potentially

2:26:012:26:04

1 million that are still unneutered

and it is thought that one unspayed

2:26:042:26:08

female over five years could be

responsible for 20,000 descendants.

2:26:082:26:14

And the trouble with unwanted

descendants is it means

2:26:142:26:19

there is more stray cats.

2:26:192:26:21

This is South Yorkshire

where the problem is thought

2:26:212:26:23

to be particularly bad.

2:26:232:26:24

I've been here for just five minutes

and already we have seen several

2:26:242:26:28

feral cats like these ones.

2:26:282:26:29

The RSPCA says this a problem that

has grown because the more

2:26:292:26:32

unneutered kittens there are,

the more cats there will be

2:26:322:26:34

with nowhere to go.

2:26:342:26:36

Nowhere to go except rescue

centres like this one,

2:26:362:26:39

which staff say is nearly

at breaking point.

2:26:392:26:42

We can't take them on because we've

got so many but there's just so many

2:26:422:26:45

pumping any weight out anyway

and obviously if they are feral

2:26:452:26:51

pumping any way out anyway

and obviously if they are feral

2:26:512:26:54

or stray, odds are they will not be

neutered, they will be breeding,

2:26:542:26:57

bringing more through

and you're just going to be

2:26:572:26:59

absolutely inundated.

2:26:592:27:01

We may be a nation of cat lovers

but too many kittens could mean

2:27:012:27:04

we simply couldn't look after one

of our favourite pets.

2:27:042:27:06

Ali Fortescue, BBC News.

2:27:062:27:11

In the next half an hour we will

keep you up with all the snow and

2:27:112:27:16

the Arctic temperatures. If you are

not going out today, we have got a

2:27:162:27:22

treat for you. You can take us with

you on your iPlayer.

2:27:222:27:27

unregistered school in London.

Apparently there are a number of

2:30:492:30:51

them around. She will be discussing

that in a few minutes, I am back in

2:30:512:30:55

half an hour.

2:30:552:31:01

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

2:31:012:31:05

It is exactly 8:30am.

2:31:052:31:07

Motorists and rail passengers

are being warned they could face

2:31:072:31:10

major disruption this morning due

to heavy snow across

2:31:102:31:12

many areas of the UK.

2:31:122:31:13

Forecasters say up to 15 centimetres

could fall in just a few

2:31:132:31:16

hours in eastern England.

2:31:162:31:17

A number of stranded lorries have

blocked the M20 in Kent

2:31:172:31:20

and there are reports of treachorous

driving conditions in Yorkshire.

2:31:202:31:28

Let's get more from Phil Bugner in

East Yorkshire. Are there problems?

2:31:292:31:33

You can give us a round-up of

everything.

Yes, absolutely. The

2:31:332:31:40

snow has been falling on and off

since about five. I don't think we

2:31:402:31:44

have quite as much as they are

anticipated. We are in the amber

2:31:442:31:48

area where around five centimetres

forecast, with perhaps around two or

2:31:482:31:54

three centimetres so far. But the

snow, by the nature of the showers,

2:31:542:31:58

is off and on. The main routes

through, they have been using

2:31:582:32:02

snowploughs and gritting teams to

keep the main A166 between the coast

2:32:022:32:07

and the city of York

2:32:072:32:19

and the city of York towards Leeds

there have been problems,

2:32:192:32:20

particularly in Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire Police have been

2:32:202:32:22

dealing with a number of collisions,

up to five before 6:30am. Merseyside

2:32:222:32:24

Police reporting problems with icy

roads and snow-covered roads causing

2:32:242:32:27

problems. The Northwestern motorway

police have reported problems and

2:32:272:32:31

part of the M62. Driving conditions

are hazardous, please allow yourself

2:32:312:32:36

extra time.

The airlines say please make sure

2:32:362:32:40

you allow plenty of time to arrive

at your airport and to check with

2:32:402:32:44

your out-lied that flights are

running to time. There have been

2:32:442:32:48

cancellations at Leeds Bradford,

Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and

2:32:482:32:56

Newcastle. Greater Anglia have

cancelled a number of trains into

2:32:562:33:00

Liverpool Street and Network Rail

have had an overnight train out

2:33:002:33:04

claiming the rails overnight. Once

again, if you are using public

2:33:042:33:07

transport today, the advice is to

pretty much checked before you

2:33:072:33:13

travel. Services and Greater Anglia

will finish earlier than normal, at

2:33:132:33:16

around 10pm. So far the snow has

held off here that we expect further

2:33:162:33:21

showers throughout the day.

Thank you, Phil. Carol will be here

2:33:212:33:25

with the rest of the fork out

shortly.

2:33:252:33:30

Five people are known to have died

after an explosion at a shopping

2:33:302:33:34

list as fire crews search the

wreckage of the building.

2:33:342:33:37

Five more people are being treated

in hospital after Sunday night's

2:33:372:33:41

bust.

James Waterhouse is at the scene in

2:33:412:33:44

Leicester. What more can you tell

us? What is the latest you're

2:33:442:33:48

getting police?

The current number of dead is

2:33:482:33:53

standing at five, five people are

being treated in hospital. None of

2:33:532:33:57

the deceased have been named

officially, there are unconfirmed

2:33:572:34:01

reports that a mother and two sons

living in one of the flats just over

2:34:012:34:05

my shoulder are among those who lost

their lives. There is a very

2:34:052:34:09

pronounced gap in a row of Victorian

buildings. One of the fire crew said

2:34:092:34:14

that typically with Victorian

buildings, they stand proud because

2:34:142:34:18

they are so structurally sound, when

an explosion of this nature happens.

2:34:182:34:27

Authorities are not able to say the

cause but the priority is still

2:34:272:34:30

search and rescue, trying to find

people who might still be trapped

2:34:302:34:32

under the rubble as police say some

people are still unaccounted for.

2:34:322:34:36

As police and fire vehicles come to

the chord in this morning, what is

2:34:362:34:39

making it more difficult for the

rescue crews is the unusually cold

2:34:392:34:45

weather.

So we know of five dead and five

2:34:452:34:47

more in hospital at the moment.

The political row over the UK's

2:34:472:34:52

future trading relationship with the

EU will continue later when Liam Fox

2:34:522:34:56

will tell businesses that staying in

a customs union will be a sell-out

2:34:562:34:59

of the country's interests.

The International Trade secretary is

2:34:592:35:04

the latest cabinet minister to

deliver a speech on the Brexit

2:35:042:35:08

negotiating position. Our political

correspondent Alex Forsyth is in

2:35:082:35:12

Westminster. We heard from Jeremie

Boga in yesterday another Government

2:35:122:35:16

is taking up the opposite side of

that argument? -- we heard from

2:35:162:35:21

Jeremy Corbyn yesterday.

There is a

real difference between Conservative

2:35:212:35:26

bleeder policies. Labour argue the

UK should stay in a customs union,

2:35:262:35:30

saying it will

2:35:302:35:35

saying it will keep trade going. --

there is a real difference between

2:35:362:35:40

Conservative and Labour policies.

Liam Fox will argue the UK should

2:35:402:35:42

come out of any trade union because

he will say that staying in means we

2:35:422:35:48

will have to follow Brussels rules

without having a say in trade, it

2:35:482:35:51

will prevent us from tapping into a

wealth of potential trade deals with

2:35:512:35:56

other countries. He will say it will

not be in the national interests of

2:35:562:35:59

Britain to stay in the customs

union. A real political battle

2:35:592:36:03

ground with some Tory backbenchers

suggesting they quite like Labour's

2:36:032:36:07

policy and could defeat the

Government on this. In the last hour

2:36:072:36:10

or so we have had a pretty stark

warning from a man called Sir Martin

2:36:102:36:21

Donnelly. Until very recently he was

the most senior servant in the

2:36:212:36:22

Department for International Trade

and has said today that leaving the

2:36:222:36:25

single market at the customs union

would be like giving up a three

2:36:252:36:27

course meal for the promise of a

packet of crisps in future. A pretty

2:36:272:36:30

stark union from him, -- pretty

stark warning from him, but the

2:36:302:36:36

Government says the only way to get

the benefits of leaving the EU is to

2:36:362:36:40

become an independent trading

nation.

2:36:402:36:48

A US media giant has launched a bid

for Sky TV. It is not the groupwide

2:36:482:36:53

Universal Pictures and NBC wants to

take up a majority stake in the firm

2:36:532:36:58

in an attempt to outbid 20th Century

Fox's efforts.

2:36:582:37:04

A spokesman for the firms said they

were confident regulators would

2:37:042:37:09

approve the bed.

A humanitarian pause is set to start

2:37:092:37:11

in a rebel held Eastern Ghouta in

Syria, which has faced intense air

2:37:112:37:16

and ground attack by pro-government

forces for more than a week. Russian

2:37:162:37:21

President Vladimir Putin has ordered

a temporary halt to Syrian

2:37:212:37:27

government strikes so that residents

can flea and humanitarian effort can

2:37:272:37:32

be delivered. The Red Cross says

that aid agencies are ready to go in

2:37:322:37:38

as soon as possible.

If it's British tourist has died

2:37:382:37:44

after a helicopter crash in the

Grand Canyon. Eleanor Udell died, as

2:37:442:37:53

did her husband Jonathan and three

of their friends.

2:37:532:37:56

We may all be bracing ourselves

for the cold weather but for some

2:37:562:37:59

members of the animal world adapting

to the climate is perfectly natural.

2:37:592:38:02

This is a rare white stoat,

caught on camera in a garden

2:38:022:38:05

in North Yorkshire.

2:38:052:38:06

The tiny mammals are normally

a rusty brown colour

2:38:062:38:08

but have the ability

to shed their coats and replace them

2:38:082:38:11

with white ermine when living

in areas with a low average

2:38:112:38:13

temperature - perfect for this week

on the North York Moors.

2:38:132:38:21

I like a bit of stoat news!

It is a lovely little animal. You

2:38:242:38:28

can still see the rusty bits around

its eyes.

2:38:282:38:32

Look at the long neck on rascal!

Beautiful!

2:38:322:38:38

Still to come on Breakfast

this morning...

2:38:382:38:39

Best known for playing

Martin Luther King in the movie

2:38:392:38:42

Selma, David Oyelow tells us how,

as a young black actor,

2:38:422:38:44

moving to America gave him

opportunities he couldn't

2:38:442:38:46

get at home.

2:38:462:38:52

# If we could close our eyes.

2:38:522:38:55

His music has been described

as urban folk, but now Dublin singer

2:38:552:38:58

Damien Dempsey is taking

on the Great Irish Songbook

2:38:582:39:00

for his latest tour.

2:39:002:39:07

He's here to tell us

about the traditional classics

2:39:072:39:08

which influenced him.

2:39:082:39:10

From plants to poetry -

Alan Titchmarsh is releasing

2:39:102:39:12

an album of gardening verse

set to music.

2:39:122:39:14

We'll find out why

he's branching out.

2:39:142:39:22

So good we said it twice!

Sorry! Good morning.

Not exactly

2:39:252:39:34

gardening weather today.

But we will

talk to him about protecting our

2:39:342:39:37

gardens.

Useful.

You have to brush

the snow off, apparently. We will

2:39:372:39:45

have to ask him what he does, I am

not an expert.

2:39:452:39:47

Perfect conditions for the returning

Winter Olympians. They can get some

2:39:472:39:53

extra practice at home. There are

four of the five touching down at

2:39:532:39:57

Heathrow. I guess everyone is

thinking already about what they

2:39:572:40:00

will be doing up the next Winter

games. Lizzie Arnold is saying she

2:40:002:40:04

will take some time off before she

makes a decision. -- Lizzie Arnold.

2:40:042:40:12

They're back, and among

those touching down,

2:40:122:40:14

big air bronze medalist

Billy Morgan, looking very relaxed.

2:40:142:40:16

Bronze medallist Laura Deas

was there as well.

2:40:162:40:22

Of the fans who turned out to

welcome them home.

2:40:222:40:25

Lizzy Yarnold returned last

week but was at Heathrow

2:40:252:40:28

to see her team-mates home,

and said she'll be taking some time

2:40:282:40:30

off before deciding if she'll go

for a hat-trick of golds in Beijing.

2:40:302:40:34

It's hard to predict what I'm

going to feel like in a year

2:40:342:40:37

or four years' time.

2:40:372:40:38

It's taken so much hard work

to even get to this point.

2:40:382:40:41

I've done the sport

now for nine years.

2:40:412:40:42

And it's really tough, actually.

2:40:422:40:44

It's a lot of grind.

2:40:442:40:46

So at the moment I'm just

having a break, you know?

2:40:462:40:51

Showing people the medal

and celebrating that,

2:40:512:40:52

and I really will just see how

I feel later on.

2:40:522:40:59

An incredible achievement.

2:41:002:41:06

One of Arsenal's former greats,

Ian Wright, believes it's time

2:41:062:41:08

to replace Arsene Wenger as manager.

2:41:082:41:09

He feels the club's owner

Stan Kroenke has lost interest,

2:41:092:41:12

and thinks Wenger has given

the players an easy

2:41:122:41:14

ride for far too long -

and it's time for big changes.

2:41:142:41:17

I would have given him

a year with an option,

2:41:172:41:19

just out of respect.

2:41:192:41:20

Because if it played out

like it's playing out now,

2:41:202:41:23

then you just don't take up

the option, simply because

2:41:232:41:25

something has to change.

2:41:252:41:26

I want Arsenal to start

to challenge again.

2:41:262:41:28

I want us to start signing players

that makes us excited again.

2:41:282:41:33

I want somebody that's going to come

in and around the Arsenal board

2:41:332:41:36

that's going to lay down the law

to people, and a new manager,

2:41:362:41:39

whoever that's going to be.

2:41:392:41:43

And the players, who are now

on Easy Street, literally.

2:41:432:41:45

A few of them own Easy Street.

2:41:452:41:48

It will be interesting to see what

comes of Arsene Wenger's future at

2:41:482:41:51

the end of the season.

2:41:512:41:53

And the eight-time Olympic gold

medallist Usain Bolt will fulfil

2:41:532:41:56

a dream in June when he plays

football at Old Trafford.

2:41:562:42:00

He's a huge Manchester United fan

and has made no secret of the fact

2:42:002:42:04

he'd love to be a professional

footballer - and his first step

2:42:042:42:07

will be as captain of the World 11,

in the Soccer Aid match,

2:42:072:42:10

where he'll take on Robbie

Williams' England side.

2:42:102:42:15

The full line-up is yet to be

confirmed for the charity match

2:42:152:42:18

which is played in June, but he says

he has a special celebration planned

2:42:182:42:23

when he scores, not if. I think he

will have a Manchester United shirt

2:42:232:42:30

underneath his world 11 shirt so

that he has technically scored the

2:42:302:42:33

Manchester United. I don't know,

that is a complete guess. I am

2:42:332:42:37

making it up. But you can have that.

He is a big draw.

That is amazing,

2:42:372:42:43

to see him turning out at Old

Trafford. Thank you.

2:42:432:42:48

We are going to speak to one of our

best British actors in a moment.

2:42:482:42:52

We know him best for his critically

acclaimed role as Martin Luther King

2:42:522:42:55

in Selma, but for his latest film

David has left his

2:42:552:42:57

"acting comfort zone."

2:42:572:42:58

And that's something he had to do

personally 11 years ago,

2:42:582:43:01

for the sake of his career.

2:43:012:43:02

David relocated to America,

because he didn't feel he would get

2:43:022:43:05

the same opportunities,

as a black actor in the UK.

2:43:052:43:07

We'll speak to him in a moment,

but let's see him in action

2:43:072:43:11

in the dark comedy, Gringo.

2:43:112:43:16

What is that smell?

Barbecue, I

always bring it from India.

2:43:162:43:22

There you go. Allow me to introduce

other co-president, Mr Rusk and miss

2:43:272:43:35

Marcan said.

2:43:352:43:40

New apt, amazing.

You know what else

is amazing? Actually learning a

2:43:422:43:50

foreign language.

That a sensational exclamation

David

2:43:502:43:56

Jones is, it is lovely to see you.

Thank you so much for coming to see

2:43:562:44:00

us. -- David joins us. The film is

called Gringo, but gives a clue it

2:44:002:44:06

might have something to do with

Latin America?

It all goes down in

2:44:062:44:11

Mexico. I work for a pharmaceutical

company which is about to be sold, I

2:44:112:44:15

did not know this was happening. I

make the mistake of taking my own

2:44:152:44:19

kidnapping as revenge on my bosses

and it goes downhill from there --

2:44:192:44:24

faking my own.

It is a great cast.

What really strikes you watching the

2:44:242:44:29

film is it seems everybody is

playing a character that you do not

2:44:292:44:33

expect them to play. It is quite a

shock to see the actors portraying

2:44:332:44:37

the parts in the way they do.

When

you watch the film you will see us

2:44:372:44:42

having a lot of fun in terms of

playing characters that we are not

2:44:422:44:46

necessarily known for or don't

necessarily get the opportunity to

2:44:462:44:49

play. That has been the case for me,

having done lots of dramatic roles,

2:44:492:44:53

to do comedy and

2:44:532:45:03

to do comedy and action, it was

great.

What I love about your

2:45:032:45:05

character, Harold, he is rather

attractively vulnerable in some

2:45:052:45:06

ways. Would that be fair?

I think

so. When I first read the script it

2:45:062:45:09

was not written for someone like me.

When I sat down with the director we

2:45:092:45:13

began to enjoy the idea of not only

me in this role but the idea of him

2:45:132:45:17

being a Nigerian immigrant as well.

Having seen that experience to my

2:45:172:45:22

parents' eyes, who moved here from

Nigeria, there is a naivete and

2:45:222:45:27

wide-eyed hopefulness that

unfortunately people can take

2:45:272:45:29

advantage of, that is definitely the

2:45:292:45:35

We mentioned in the introduction

about that decision you make a move

2:45:352:45:39

to America. Are we right in saying

that? You felt in terms of

2:45:392:45:43

opportunities as a black actor in

the UK, you get far more from being

2:45:432:45:46

in America and that has worked out

for you?

In every sphere of life,

2:45:462:45:51

certainly in creative life you look

at those who have gone ahead of you,

2:45:512:45:58

and your inspiration. My heroes were

all in the States, like Denzel

2:45:582:46:02

Washington, will Smith. We just

hadn't done a very good job of

2:46:022:46:06

cultivating talent that made me

aspire to in the UK. That became one

2:46:062:46:14

of the reasons why I felt I had to

make the move.

That seems like a

2:46:142:46:18

shame, do you think that will

change?

I hope so, we are still in a

2:46:182:46:24

period where, for black actors, the

work we are celebrated for the most

2:46:242:46:29

still takes place in America, even

though we are from here, we feel we

2:46:292:46:33

have to go there to gain notoriety

to come back and do great work. But

2:46:332:46:38

I am hopeful. We are seeing changes,

people are mindful of it and we have

2:46:382:46:44

to keep it going.

Let's remind

breakfast viewers of a wonderful

2:46:442:46:48

piece you were involved in, playing

Martin Luther King in Selma.

As long

2:46:482:46:53

as I unable -- Zayn

2:46:532:46:55

-- I cannot determine my own

destiny, it is determined for me by

2:47:002:47:04

those who would rather see me suffer

than succeed. Those who have gone

2:47:042:47:08

before I say, no more! No more! That

means protest, that means March,

2:47:082:47:16

that means disturb the peace. That

means jail, that means risk and that

2:47:162:47:22

is hard!

David, that is... That is

an amazing speech to have to

2:47:222:47:30

deliver. Did you feel under pressure

playing that role?

One of the

2:47:302:47:37

amazing things about being from

here, rather than there, I had not

2:47:372:47:44

grown up with the iconography of

Martin Luther King all around me. I

2:47:442:47:48

was able to approach him as a human

being, as a character, in a sense.

2:47:482:47:53

That's what you have to do in terms

of portraying a human being, you

2:47:532:47:58

cannot play an icon. Naively I went

and did that. It wasn't until after

2:47:582:48:03

the film came out I thought, this

means a lot to a lot of people! I

2:48:032:48:07

knew about it but not to that

extent.

It is interesting to hear

2:48:072:48:13

that, we are in the midst of award

season at the moment. Last year it

2:48:132:48:17

was a case of the Oscars, it's a big

debate this year, because of "Me

2:48:172:48:23

too". When that takes hold in your

industry, do you think it will make

2:48:232:48:30

a difference? Will we see a film

industry and entertainment industry

2:48:302:48:35

in six months, 12 months down the

line?

The Oscars So White changed

2:48:352:48:45

things, we are seeing things

celebrated now that were not, like

2:48:452:48:54

the film Get Out, that is now being

acknowledged.

And Black Panther?

2:48:542:49:00

Yes, an incredible film with great

success, and rightly so. With the

2:49:002:49:04

#MeToo movement, I do think this is

here to stay. Rather than the

2:49:042:49:08

victims being punished, perpetrators

are being punished and that is a

2:49:082:49:14

change that will stick in people's

minds going forward.

And your

2:49:142:49:17

family, did they want you to become

an actor?

No!

LAUGHTER

2:49:172:49:23

My parents didn't, they wanted a

very reliable job. They had three

2:49:232:49:27

sons, they wanted a lawyer, a doctor

and an engineer!

Did they get any?

2:49:272:49:33

They got a lawyer, an artist and a

nurse! They got close with my

2:49:332:49:37

brothers!

A good combination!

Yes,

but now my dad couldn't be more

2:49:372:49:45

proud. He was very hesitant early

on.

I'm sure. Tell us about what you

2:49:452:49:54

are working on? Grinigo is out.

Yes,

we are shooting Les Miserables for

2:49:542:49:59

the BBC, I came in from Brussels

last night. It is a miniseries.

2:49:592:50:03

Andrew

2:50:032:50:08

Andrew Davies has written that. Lily

Collins, Olivia Colman, David

2:50:092:50:12

Bradley, a really amazing cast are

in it.

When is it out?

Early next

2:50:122:50:18

year.

And in the Oscars, are you

missing it?

Because I'm working, and

2:50:182:50:24

because I'm not invited! I have no

filming contention, you don't get to

2:50:242:50:32

go every year! I will happily be

watching from my couch!

It is lovely

2:50:322:50:36

to meet you, thank you for coming in

to see us. David's new film is

2:50:362:50:43

called Gringo.

2:50:432:50:50

Back now to our main

story about the artic

2:50:502:50:52

temperatures and snow sweeping

into the UK this morning.

2:50:522:50:55

Motorists and commuters are facing

major travel disruption.

2:50:552:50:56

Let's speak to our correspondent

Robert Hall, who's

2:50:562:50:58

in Ashford in Kent.

2:50:582:50:59

Snow is falling all around him!

Good

morning. I said that I was going to

2:50:592:51:04

get a hat but breakfast intervened!

It is still coming down, still

2:51:042:51:09

difficulties. As we were saying, you

have a narrow strip of snowfall

2:51:092:51:13

going from the Thames Street down

across the Kent and Sussex and

2:51:132:51:17

Surrey, down towards the coast. In

some areas, it is bad, particularly

2:51:172:51:21

in rural areas. If you don't have

traffic, running particularly

2:51:212:51:29

overnight, it doesn't combine with

the salt that gritters are putting

2:51:292:51:32

down, and that is what has happened,

it isn't taking offence. We had

2:51:322:51:39

written Hill on the

2:51:392:51:40

M20 that was a problem, the hills

are problematic. Police are warning

2:51:462:51:51

people that the roads are hazardous.

It is tricky driving, they are

2:51:512:51:56

flowing. I wouldn't want to say this

part of the country is at a

2:51:562:51:59

standstill but there are

difficulties. With the snow coming

2:51:592:52:02

down, what is he isn't going

anywhere and as we are hearing, it

2:52:022:52:06

will get worse as the week goes on.

Very quickly, trains are running. A

2:52:062:52:12

revised timetable, they are

combining smaller trains into bigger

2:52:122:52:15

trains because apparently

2:52:152:52:25

they are less likely to get stuck

but there are big issues with

2:52:292:52:32

passengers and travellers saying

they do not have enough information.

2:52:322:52:34

They need to know what is happening

earlier than has been the case.

2:52:342:52:36

That's the general picture. Not

2:52:362:52:37

earlier than has been the case.

That's the general picture. Not too

2:52:372:52:37

bad but in areas it is quite

difficult.

Robert, thank you.

2:52:372:52:40

Carroll has had a busy morning! This

is your final one for us. I know you

2:52:402:52:43

will be working throughout the

morning as well. What news can you

2:52:432:52:45

bring us? It is snowing, not

everywhere, but we do have lovely

2:52:452:52:50

pictures from our Weather Watchers.

Sometimes the snow can be beautiful

2:52:502:52:53

to look at as well as being

disruptive. Here, Anglesey and a

2:52:532:52:57

lovely shot of Brighton as well. The

Met Office has two areas under the

2:52:572:53:06

amber warning, be prepared for the

snow. In England and the Midlands,

2:53:062:53:11

here, we do have some significance

level. The band moves throughout the

2:53:112:53:15

morning but as the Beast from the

East comes in, we see a lot of snow

2:53:152:53:22

showers following on. Down towards

Kent and the Channel Islands, we

2:53:222:53:28

have a line of snow showers. Showers

in those lines can give us 5-10

2:53:282:53:35

centimetres of Fergus Murphy but if

you are not in that line of showers,

2:53:352:53:38

you may see no snow at all -- 5-10

centimetres of falling snow. We have

2:53:382:53:47

watched this band of snow continued

to drift through north-west England

2:53:472:53:50

and in through Wales. It will clear

eventually, a lot of snow showers

2:53:502:53:55

behind. They move through Kent, into

the Channel Islands, and will

2:53:552:54:01

continue on and off, especially

Guernsey. Quite a lot on the Channel

2:54:012:54:05

Islands today. Further snow showers

in the West. Between, there will be

2:54:052:54:10

some sunshine in dry weather.

However you look at it, it will be a

2:54:102:54:13

cool day. Through the evening and

overnight, we have snow showers

2:54:132:54:17

coming in across East Anglia, they

clip the Channel Islands and

2:54:172:54:23

southern parts of Cornwall and

Devon, maybe Dorset as well. By the

2:54:232:54:27

end of the night, more significant

snow comes in across northern,

2:54:272:54:32

Eastern and central Scotland and

North East England. You can see

2:54:322:54:35

these temperatures are towns and

cities where we have lying snow and

2:54:352:54:38

in rural areas, there is snow for

some. As low as -8 minus nine. On

2:54:382:54:45

Wednesday, we do have an amber

warning, be prepared due to the

2:54:452:54:49

snow, it is the Met Office warning.

In northern, Easton, Southern and

2:54:492:54:54

central Scotland and north-east

England. We are looking at a further

2:54:542:54:58

ten centimetres of snow falling. For

others, it will be more than that.

2:54:582:55:02

The amber warning is away from that.

There will be some snow showers.

2:55:022:55:07

Heavy snow continues in central and

southern Scotland, and also in

2:55:072:55:12

north-east

2:55:122:55:17

north-east England. Snow showers to

start the day in the south-east and

2:55:172:55:20

further west, it will brighten up

for a time. Some snow showers but

2:55:202:55:23

not as many. There will be some

sunshine and fewer snow showers.

2:55:232:55:27

Tomorrow, temperatures of -2, but

when you add on the strength of the

2:55:272:55:33

wind, there will be a significant

chill tomorrow, this is how it will

2:55:332:55:36

feel when you step outside. These

are maximum "Feels like"

2:55:362:55:41

temperatures. -11, -12 in Aberdeen

and around the Wash but it will be

2:55:412:55:47

cold across the UK. Towards the end

of the week we are not done with the

2:55:472:55:52

snow, more disruptions to come.

2:55:522:55:59

snow, more disruptions to come. This

has been shared by the Portuguese

2:55:592:56:03

service, it will bring in strong

winds. Blowing snow and also

2:56:032:56:06

drifting. We are looking at snow

showers, not as heavy and in

2:56:062:56:12

between, there will also be some

sunshine. Significant wind-chill, as

2:56:122:56:17

there will be on Friday, as the same

weather system Emma pushes through

2:56:172:56:21

northwards. And we still have it on

Saturday. STUDIO: We were

2:56:212:56:31

concentrating on Emma, to be honest!

It sounds like you need to! Thank

2:56:312:56:36

you. See you tomorrow, thank you for

guiding us through the morning!

2:56:362:56:45

His music has been described

as 'urban folk' and his celebrity

2:56:452:56:48

fans include Morrisey and Sinead

O'Connor.

2:56:482:56:53

Now Dublin singer Damien Dempsey

is taking on The Great Irish Song

2:56:532:56:56

Book for his latest tour,

where he'll perform well loved

2:56:562:56:58

classics from the likes

of The Pogues and The Dubliners.

2:56:582:57:00

We'll speak to Damien in just

a moment but first let's take

2:57:002:57:03

a look at him in action.

2:57:032:57:07

# We could close our eyes

# We could almost watch

2:57:072:57:26

# Listen to something we can

understand

2:57:262:57:37

#

# Simple faith... #

2:57:472:57:50

Damien Dempsey is with us now.

2:57:502:57:52

He will play some music later. Did

you come up with the title, Urban

2:57:522:58:00

Folk?

2:58:002:58:01

you come up with the title, Urban

Folk?

2:58:012:58:04

Somebody thought it was a good

title, but I think it is good Irish

2:58:042:58:08

soul!

You are taking on the great

Irish song book. What is in it?

A

2:58:082:58:16

lot of all great songs, and I would

have heard these songs before

2:58:162:58:25

underwater, when I was in the win.

My mum worked as a barmaid in North

2:58:252:58:30

Dublin, the Dubliners, Christine

Moore, they had these great singers.

2:58:302:58:39

These to come through that hotel,

you know? When my mum worked there

2:58:392:58:43

she was pregnant with me. I would

have heard these songs from a very

2:58:432:58:46

early age. They feel like they are

part of your being?

Yes, I am

2:58:462:58:51

steeped in them and I sing them with

all of my heart and soul and people

2:58:512:58:54

react to that, you know?

And in

terms of playing guitar, you were

2:58:542:58:59

not playing at five or six, you came

relatively late, at the age of 12?

2:58:592:59:05

Yes, we were all mechanics and panel

beaters, but I was the lazy one!

It

2:59:052:59:10

has worked out quite well for you.

Tell us about Morrisey and Sinead

2:59:102:59:15

O'Connor, how did you find out that

Morrison was a fan?

2:59:152:59:22

I was just asked to come on an

American tour with the great poet,

2:59:222:59:28

as he is known.

I thought it was to

do security!

It was out of the blue?

2:59:282:59:35

Yes. He had heard me somewhere and

fell in love with the music. I was

2:59:352:59:40

singing famous Tuesday in the

Meridian Hotel in Dublin after his

2:59:402:59:44

show -- I was singing for him last

Tuesday.

And his mum is a fan?

She

2:59:442:59:51

loves all the old Irish songs.

And

you have performed with Sinead

2:59:512:59:55

O'Connor?

I went around the world

with Sinead and learned a lot by

2:59:552:59:59

just hearing her sing. You learn so

much, when you go out with these

2:59:593:00:07

great people, you learn so much. I

have sang with Christy Moore and the

3:00:073:00:13

Dubliners, Shane McGowan. I was at

Shane McGowan's 60th birthday party

3:00:133:00:17

last January.

You are performing for

everyone at the moment. Louise

3:00:173:00:21

Mensch and the great Irish song

book, do you attack this with a

3:00:213:00:26

degree of trepidation? -- Louise

mentioned. Has anyone done this

3:00:263:00:31

before?

Not to my knowledge. It is

scary, all right. Some great songs,

3:00:313:00:37

sung by great singers. But I have

sang with all these guys who think

3:00:373:00:41

these songs and have sort of been

validated by them. The songs are in

3:00:413:00:45

my soul, I think I can pull it off.

I have to make the people laugh,

3:00:453:00:49

make them cry and get them singing.

You are going to play a little bit

3:00:493:00:54

for us?

I will give

3:00:543:01:00

for us?

I will give you a little

bit, it is very early. I was trying

3:01:043:01:06

to dip my head into the self that

canal just to wake me up!

It is

3:01:063:01:09

literally Baltic.

I will give you

the blast of a beautiful old song

3:01:093:01:14

called Raglan Road. I will give it a

go, anyway.

3:01:143:01:22

# On Raglan Road.

# Of an autumn day, I saw her first.

3:01:223:01:35

# And I knew.

# That her dark hair would weave a

3:01:353:01:49

snare.

# That I may one day...

3:01:493:01:59

# I saw the danger and I passed.

# Along the enchanted Way.

3:01:593:02:11

# And I said let grief be a falling

leaf.

3:02:113:02:22

# At the dawning of the day.

Beautiful!

3:02:223:02:35

Whatever you did, it worked. I might

dip my head in the canal every

3:02:353:02:39

morning.

Thank you very much, it is lovely to

3:02:393:02:42

see you.

3:02:423:02:42

Damien's tour is called

The Great Irish Songbook:

3:02:423:02:44

An Evening with Damien Dempsey

and it begins in Glasgow in March.

3:02:443:02:48

We always love some live music.

Steph is on Tyneside with more

3:02:483:02:55

details about the Great Exhibition

of the North. It is all this summer?

3:02:553:03:02

# You can do anything, but lay off

my blue suede shoes.

3:03:113:03:17

Amazing! That is the Silver Rock And

Roll Band. The wonderful fillers

3:03:173:03:22

directing them. They are part of the

Great Exhibition of the North. For

3:03:223:03:27

80 days of the summer there will be

as events across the region

3:03:273:03:31

celebrated the culture, heritage,

arts, innovation, business,

3:03:313:03:35

manufacturing, everything we do well

in the north. That will be

3:03:353:03:39

celebrated. It will be throughout

the region and will include this, a

3:03:393:03:43

water sculpture. We are right next

to the Tyne. This will be running

3:03:433:03:48

along the time, you can see the Tyne

Bridge and the wonderful Sage

3:03:483:03:52

building which is where I am this

morning. It is also about inspiring

3:03:523:03:57

the next generation as well for all

of the inventions they might come up

3:03:573:04:00

with. I have some wonderful little

inventors. Morning, guys! They are

3:04:003:04:07

part of a competition, they have

come up with ideas they think you

3:04:073:04:10

will see in 2030. Francesca?

It is

called The Allergy Watch. It

3:04:103:04:16

controls your allergy by scanning

some food and making sure you do not

3:04:163:04:21

eat anything you should not.

That is

clever, that would really help

3:04:213:04:24

people with allergies. Tell me about

yours?

My invention is an ice

3:04:243:04:32

skating boot and in the bottom it is

very thick and when you press a

3:04:323:04:37

button at the back of the blade

would go in.

So you can put it on as

3:04:373:04:43

a normal boot, out pops the blades.

Cracking. What is yours?

A musical

3:04:433:04:49

holographic toothbrush.

3:04:493:04:54

holographic toothbrush. Most

children don't really like brushing

3:04:543:04:56

their teeth, so it will make

brushing your teeth Doug

make its

3:04:563:05:02

way more fun, you can sing while

brushing your teeth. Amazing.

3:05:023:05:06

Rachel?

It is called Kangaroo Shoes,

inside there are many springs, it is

3:05:063:05:13

like a mini trampoline. I made this

because not many people have

3:05:133:05:17

trampolines, so...

I would love a

pair, they are cracking. Thank you

3:05:173:05:25

for showing off your wonderful

inventions. This is one part that

3:05:253:05:28

there is so much more. What will it

mean for businesses? Sean is from a

3:05:283:05:33

local business, tell us about your

business and what it means?

3:05:333:05:37

I am from a company called Hedgehog

Lab our global HQ is in Newcastle,

3:05:373:05:44

it is and always will be. It is very

important for us to support the

3:05:443:05:48

Great Exhibition of the North, to

showcase everything good about the

3:05:483:05:52

region and the great North, and to

shine the light on all of the good

3:05:523:05:56

work company similar to ourselves

are doing in the worlds of ER and

3:05:563:06:00

AI.

Virtual reality the modern

technology, that will be a big part

3:06:003:06:05

of business. And Georgia is from

Hull, we wanted to talk to you about

3:06:053:06:10

the legacy of when an area has a big

cultural event. Hull was City of

3:06:103:06:18

Culture. What did it mean for your

business?

We launched Hideout Hotel

3:06:183:06:23

halfway through the launch last

year, there were the large-scale

3:06:233:06:26

exhibitions and events and brought

people from all over the world to

3:06:263:06:29

Hull who would not have visited, we

have seen repeat bookings from that.

3:06:293:06:33

People who came to visit an

exhibition or event and have

3:06:333:06:36

regrouped to explore the city.

It

has made a big difference,

3:06:363:06:43

excellent. Sean, good luck with

everything.

3:06:433:06:46

This will essentially be a Lego

exhibition, Steve has put this

3:06:463:06:50

together. Good morning! This is just

some of the wonderful things created

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in the north. Judith is from

Gateshead College, they will be

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training lots of volunteers. If you

want to volunteer, get in touch with

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them. But I think they want to hear

the band. Kids, come with us. Come

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on! I want to dance to this.

# We're going to rock around the

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clock tonight.

# Get your gladrags on...

Let's get

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your local news and weather.

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# Get your gladrags on...

Let's get

lunchtime news at 1:30pm on BBC One.

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Until then, I hope you have a very

good morning.

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good morning. Welcome back.

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He's best known for his

green-fingered expertise,

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broadcasting and literary

accomplishments but now he's

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assuming an altogether different

role as you have never seen

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or heard him before.

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The Glorious Garden is the title

of a collection of brand

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new compositions inspired by poems

written by Alan Titchmarsh

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and performed by a full orchestra,

and he joins us now to tell us more

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about it.

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Lovely to see you.

Adieu.

What an

interesting idea, was it yours or

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somebody else's?

It was Debbie

Wiseman's idea. She is composer in

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residence at Classic FM, I present

on that programme along with Bill

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Turnbull...

Who?!

Do you remember

Bill! I handwritten verses and

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rhymes the 20 ideas for Christmas

and she said Wyden she writes about

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plants and flowers and I will write

music for each one. -- and she said

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why don't you right? Debbie has

written the music.

Has it ever been

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done before?

In the 1960s I got a

record of Ogden Nash's rhymes about

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the animals, read by Noel Coward. My

landlady had it. Elephants are

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useful friends, equipped with

handles at both ends. That sort of

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thing. This is me doing my verses,

Debbie has written this. She wrote

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Dickensian, the Father Branstine

June, Wolf Hall. A great film and TV

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composer. To work with her and then

I went to label cording, 70 piece,

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National Symphony Orchestra.

I think

your favourite is Water Lily. Let's

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have a listen.

Water lily. Out of reach among

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reflections, the languid Lily lies.

Back against the water, gazing at

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the skies. Rising up through

polished pads, a springboard for the

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frog. Pleased to be a lily, not a

bull rush in the bog.

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Beneath its leaves the dragonfly

will pause to lay its eggs.

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Fish can shelter there from certain

and tadpoles grow their legs.

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All this seamy side of life the lily

turns its back on.

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Contents to see the sun and stars

while other creatures crack on with

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the hurly-burly things in life...

What is it you like so much about

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that?

It is the most wonderful

melody. The great thing is you get

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my poll on the album separate, then

you hear Debbie's music. It is the

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combination of the two. Debbie came

up with the title, The Glorious

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Garden. Kipling wrote The Glory Of

The. Gardens are not made by saying

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how beautiful and sitting in the

shade. The Glorious Garden is ours,

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it is really exciting.

There is lots

of snow on the way in various parts

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and we mentioned we would ask you

about what people should be doing.

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Not worrying, really. If you have

evergreen trees, shrubs, and snow

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were settling on them, go out with

your camera and take the photograph,

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because it looks pretty, but then

knock it off. Because when it thaws

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it gets very, very heavy, and that

is when branches break. I have done

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a poem called siege of Lebanon, you

know Denton of Abbey, the Cedars,

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that brings Seda branches down,

thawing snow. If you can knock the

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snow of the evergreen Swansea have

taken a picture, you will be fine.

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Daffodils and stuff go into

suspended animation, crocuses will

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be a bit knocked, everything else

sits quietly and weights. Don't

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plant when it is frosty, keep off

your loan when it is frosty. On snow

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it does not matter, when it is

frosty you break the blades of

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grass. I don't want to get everybody

to worry.

That is the key message,

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don't worry.

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don't worry.

I admire its beauty,

look at the great British

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countryside, the Gaio garden. It

will be glorious in snow, nobody can

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see what is wrong with it.

Will you

see you back on television?

I am on

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Channel 5 with Secrets of the

National Trust.

The second series?

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Yes, we have done 12, it goes behind

the scenes of some of Britain's most

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brilliant properties and find out

secrets.

Lovely as always that you

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have come to see us.

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Alan's new album is called

The Glorious Garden

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and it's out on Friday,

and you can see Secrets

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of the National Trust

on Channel 5 at 8pm tonight.

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That's it from us here at Breakfast.

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We'll be back from six tomorrow.

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Now on BBC One it's

time for "Murder,

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