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Hello this is Breakfast,

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with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

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More cold weather sweeps

the UK as the "beast

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from the east" tightens its grip.

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Drivers and rail users are facing

more disruption this morning

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with warnings there's worse

on the way.

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This morning there is ice on the

roads to content with, it is a

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bitterly cold start. Some of us will

not see much snow, but some of us

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will see a lot. The Met Office has

put out Amber warning areas again

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with 10-15 centimetres falling, some

more than that. A round-up in 15

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minutes. We are live in the worst

affected areas and this is the BBC's

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building in London as the freezing

weather continues.

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Good morning, it's Wednesday

the 28th of February.

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Also this morning:

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Downing Street insists there'll be

no hard border in Ireland as the EU

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prepares to unveil its plan

for life after Brexit.

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Today is crunch-time for one

of the most recognisable names

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on the high street -

Toys R Us could go into

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administration today if it doesn't

find a buyer or get the cash it

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needs to pay a tax bill.

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More than 3200 jobs are at risk. I

will have the details shortly.

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And the ghostly sillouettes that

are appearing across the country

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to mark a hundred years

since the end of the Great War.

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Swansea city's manager was not born

when they last reached the FA Cup

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quarterfinals. They have made it

through for the first time since

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1964 thanks to victory over

Sheffield Wednesday last night.

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The UK is waking up to another

morning of freezing conditions

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after temperatures fell to minus ten

in some areas overnight.

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The cold weather has already

caused major distruption,

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but forecasters say the worst is yet

to come, with warnings

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in place until the weekend.

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Here's our correspondent

Jon Donnison with more.

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The so-called beast from the East

has already left much of Britain

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under a blanket of snow. This is

Kent, which has received some of the

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worst of the weather so far. On the

ground it has been a much less

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pretty picture for drivers, with the

police reporting scores of accidents

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across the country. Today again

conditions on the roads are expected

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to be treacherous. Weather warnings

for ice and snow are in place for

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much of the UK. They are expected to

remain until the weekend. Yorkshire

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and the North East have seen some of

the heaviest snowfall. With more

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expected today many schools are

likely to stay close.

When I was

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younger the snow was thicker and we

still manage to get to school.

I

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think it is the teachers who cannot

get in. That is the problem in this

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area because of the outlying

villages that the teachers come

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from.

For Britain's homeless, this

is in central London, it was another

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tough night, temperatures down to

-10 in some parts and feeling much

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colder in the wind. The elderly also

are vulnerable. In Hull extra staff

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at meals on wheels services are

being brought in to deliver hot

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food.

I cannot get out to get meals

and things. So it is just wonderful.

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The only complaint I have got is

they never bring you a drop of

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brandy!

And over the next few days

that might be needed. Forecasters

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say they expect no letup in the

freezing weather and at least the

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weekend. Jon Donnison, BBC News.

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Jon Donnison, BBC News.

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Serious issues for lots of people

and we will be discussing the

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weather throughout the programme and

we have got reported in Yorkshire

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and as well. We would love to see

some of your pictures.

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We will repeat that. The latest

travel news and school closures in

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your area. Tune into your BBC local

radio station and you will get all

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that information. We will have

weather every half an hour of cause

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and we will keep you up to date with

everything. We will show you the

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scenes about what is going on around

the UK.

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The European Union's Chief Brexit

negotiator Michel Barnier

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will outline the progress made

on negotiations later today.

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The 120-page document is expected

to focus on Northern Ireland and any

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possible future role

for the European Court of Justice.

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The report comes just hours

after a leaked letter

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from the Foreign Secretary indicated

a possible change of heart

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on the issue of a hard

border with Ireland.

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We will hear from Adam Flemings in

Brussels in a moment.

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We will hear from Adam Flemings

in Brussels in a moment.

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We can speak now to the BBC's

Political Correspondent Eleanor

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Garnier in Westminster.

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It is about Boris Johnson once

again.

It is and I think he thought

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he was being helpful but he seems to

have put his foot in it because he

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used a potentially toxic phrase. In

his letter which has been leaked to

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Sky News, the Foreign Secretary says

to the Prime Minister, 95% of

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traffic would still pass across the

border between the northern Ireland

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and the republic and checked if

there was a hard border. It is that

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last bit, if there was a hard

border, that has allowed critics to

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suggest that Boris Johnson and maybe

the government

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also has been considering a regime

of physical infrastructure at the

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border. That is why that idea would

be a complete anathema to

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Republicans, nationalists, to this

Irish government, and that is why

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Downing Street moved so quickly to

save it has not changed and Theresa

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May wants as frictionless and

movement as possible across the

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border and they would not consider a

hard border. One of the issues put

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forward is to keep Northern Ireland

alive with EU regulations. That is

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something the DUP, who support

Theresa May needs, will not sign up

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to. They say the government cannot

do that. The issue of the Irish

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border will be the most difficult to

solve when it comes to Brexit and at

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every turn it will be extremely

difficult for the Prime Minister.

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extremely difficult for the Prime

Minister.

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Our Europe reporter

Adam Flemming is in Brussels.

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We have been discussing this for

many months now. Are we any closer

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together on this?

For Brexit geeks

like me today is a bit like

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Christmas morning. We are about to

unwrap the first draft of the treaty

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that Theresa May will sign at one

point with a posh pen which will

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take the UK out of the EU on March

2019. This document will turn the

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political pledges made in December

by both sides into tight, legally

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watertight language in a treaty. It

will be 120 pages, it will have

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protocols and articles, it will not

be light reading. It is very

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symbolic because this will be the

document that seals the deal

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eventually when it is finalised. In

terms of the substance, all the

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stuff Eleanor was talking about will

be important. She was talking about

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full alignment in Ireland and the

Republic of Ireland and it is option

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C, the least favourite option. The

question is how much detail is there

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about the preferred options. Expect

a lot about the European Court of

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Justice because this is the EU

negotiators version of the document

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that still has to be negotiated with

the UK. There will be plenty of

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areas of disagreement between them.

Good luck with your very special

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Christmas present this morning!

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A couple of big high street names

could be on the brink of collapse

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this week with both Toys R Us

and Maplin hoping to find buyers.

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Maplin employes 2500 staff and has

200 shops but has made losses

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for the past few years.

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Toys "R" Us employs around 3000

workers and if you go to any town or

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shopping centre you will see these.

They are big names and they both

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have the same problem, they owe a

lot of money and they have not got

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the cash to pay off those debts.

Toys "R" Us had a deadline from

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yesterday to pay a £15 million VAT

bill. They have a parent company and

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they were hoping that that would

help them, or they would have to

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sell the business. It looks like

neither of those options have come

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to fruition. Now it is a case of

them possibly going into

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administration where they would sell

off as much of the business as they

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can. But that puts over 3000 jobs in

jeopardy. Toys "R" Us is a huge

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business. I was talking about them

in December because they have had

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problems for a while and they were

looking at restructuring the

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business and they announced they

would close 26 stores to help them

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get money together. But that has not

worked. Similarly at Maplin it is

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the same situation. They have not

got the cash they need to be able to

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pay the debts they have, so they

will also be looking at somebody who

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can buy the business. They have been

in talks with various companies

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about that, but it looks like

neither company is getting anywhere

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in terms of being able to pay off

those debts. It is a lot of worry

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for the people who work there. As

and when we get the news I will be

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telling you more about that.

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Public satisfaction with GP services

has fallen to the lowest

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levels ever recorded,

according to a new survey.

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The findings from the British

Social Attitudes survey

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show people in England,

Scotland and Wales having concerns

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around a lack of funding

and staff shortages.

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Here's our health

correspondent Dominic Hughes.

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Each working day more than a million

of us will access the NHS through

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our local GP. In previous surveys of

public attitudes to the health

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service they have been the most

highly rated, but the most recent

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poll shows a significant fall in

satisfaction, mirroring the overall

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picture of the NHS. The annual

survey shows overall satisfaction at

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57% is down by 6%, the lowest since

2011. GP services, normally top of

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the poll, fell by 7% to

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the poll, fell by 7% to 65%, the

lowest since the survey began in

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1983.

Staff shortages and a lack of

funding were two of the main reasons

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people pay for being dissatisfied.

We know people are increasingly

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dissatisfied with their access to

getting GP appointments and so on,

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so there is something to be done. It

is not just about money to fix the

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problem is, that these are the

things the public notice and care

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about and it is something the

government should also notice and

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care about.

Overall satisfaction

levels with the NHS are still higher

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than in the 1990s and the Department

of Health and social care points out

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the majority of patients are

satisfied with the NHS. But GPs say

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underinvestment and a shortage of

doctors is now having an impact on

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their patients.

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President Trump's son-in-law

and senior adviser, Jared Kushner,

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has had his security clearance

at the White House downgraded.

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Having previously had a leading role

in the administration

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Mr Kushner now won't be able

to view sensitive documents.

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There's speculation his previous

business dealings may be the reason

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for his change of status.

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A supermarket in Amsterdam is

opening what it says is the world's

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first plastic-free aisle.

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An environmental campaign group

helped replace plastic packaging

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with biodegradable materials

on around 700 products.

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The company says it hopes to expand

the trial to all its 75 stores

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by the end of the year.

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Mel B has revealed that the Spice

Girls have been invited

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to the wedding of Prince Harry

and Meghan Markle.

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Appearing on a US talk show,

she declined to comment

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on whether the group would be

performing at the royal

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wedding in May.

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The news comes after reports

that the five members of the group

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reunited recently for

the first time since 2012.

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That would be something. If you are

Spice Girl fan of a certain age that

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is big news, that they are

re-forming, even bigger than going

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to the royal wedding.

It is big news in my house.

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My daughter 's estimation mark you

are over 25 years of age!

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Everyone is doing their bit to deal

with the cold temperatures and

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Swansea last night, they were giving

out free tea and coffee to the fans.

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It was very nice. If you are making

a journey and sitting in a cold

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seat, and it worked because Swansea

beat Sheffield Wednesday.

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Swansea have reached the fifth

round of the FA Cup for the first

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time in more than half a century.

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That was before their manager Carlos

Carvalhal was born.

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That was before their manager

Carlos Carvalhal was born.

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They beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0

at the Liberty Stadium,

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and they'll face either Tottenham

or Rochdale next, who play

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their match tonight.

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England are a man down after Jason

Roy went for eight, but Morgan and

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there still are looking good.

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there still are looking good.

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Ryder Cup captain, Thomas Bjorn,

will partner Solheim Cup skipper,

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Catriona Matthew, in this year's

GolfSixes tournament.

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It'll be the first time women

golfers play in a men's

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European Tour team event.

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And cyclists Laura and Jason Kenny

are both back in action today.

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They've brought their six-month-old

baby Albie with them to the Track

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Cycling World Championships

in the Netherlands.

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They're two of seven

Olympic champions in

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the Great Britain squad.

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Interesting they have opted not to

stay in the team hotel because they

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have got their baby with them.

Six months is really impressive.

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I am so glad. She was speaking to

Jessica Ennis-Hill about tips over

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coming back after a baby.

I wonder whether she has to take the

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rings off.

They flip it round and wear it on

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the underside.

If they were to lose the mini

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second, somebody would say, it was

the ring, you are not streamlined

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enough.

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Our main story is of course, what is

going on with the weather.

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Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

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Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

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First of all, it is a bitterly cold

start to the day. Temperatures fell

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to minus 11 so there is the risk of

ice on untreated surfaces. Some of

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us won't see any snow at all. Some

will see a little, some will see

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some sunshine but some will see some

significant snow. That is where we

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have the Met Office amber be

prepared weather warnings. You can

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see where they are, northern and

eastern Scotland, the central belt.

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Eastern England in the direction of

Cumbria. We could see a further ten

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to 15 centimetres of snow fall in

this area with the amber warning.

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This one, five to ten centimetres in

some places. This expires this

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morning at ten o'clock. On the

chart, it has been snowing heavily

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overnight in Glasgow. Likely to see

some disruption today. We will also

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see some of the snow getting over

towards the West. Through the course

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of the day, as the wind comes to a

south-easterly, snowfall across

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southern parts of Cornwall, Devon

and for example, Dorset. When you

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add on the wind, not only will the

snow blow, it will feel cold.

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Regardless of what the temperature

says on your thermometer, this is

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how it will feel if you step

outside. Minus 12 is brutally cold.

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In the evening and overnight period,

we continued the snow in the warning

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areas in the north and east of

Scotland, central belt on southern

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parts of Scotland and also

north-east England. Further south,

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wintry showers blowing across the

country and the wind will pick up.

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It will be a cold night.

Temperatures lower than this where

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we have lying snow and in the

countryside and we could see

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temperatures into minus double

figures. The risk of ice. On

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Thursday, more weather warnings.

Still the same area we are looking

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at today, that one is valid until

6pm on Thursday. Then we have this

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new one for snow and wind coming

across Wales on southern parts of

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England. This is actually what is

called storm Emma, named by the

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Portuguese Met service. It is coming

in this direction so it will sweep

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across France and it will be pushing

this way. As for its eastern extent,

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still open to question, because it

just needs to sway a bit towards the

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west or a little bit more towards

the east and the areas covered by

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snow will change. What we think is

able, across the South West and

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Wales, which is where we will see

the heaviest snow, there will be

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blizzards as well. It will clip

potentially the capital as it

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continues to push in the direction

of Northern Ireland. Elsewhere we

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still have a weather warning so

there will be more snow falling

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across northern and eastern

Scotland, Central Scotland and

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north-east England, heading in the

direction of Cumbria. With the

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strong winds, it is going to feel

more like this. Again, brutally

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cold. As we head into Friday, still

connected to storm Emma, at the snow

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and rain and it will continue to

advance northwards as we go through

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the course of the day. So, some

disruptive snow on the cards for the

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next few days anyway.

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Who are going to Askew to explain

how you work out the feels like.

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Great. Some warm tried to explain it

last night using the wind speed as a

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multiplier and we were both a bit

confused. So we thought, we will ask

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why Carol about it.

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There is a picture on the front page

of the Guardian. So dramatic. The

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cloud above London and snow and ice

hits the UK. The UK is set to remain

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cold throughout the week.

Front page of The Times, they have a

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picture of people on the Southend

seafront.

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The main story for them is about

Brexit. Theresa May will warn EU

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leaders not to use Brexit to break

up the UK. Also Northern Ireland

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must remain in a customs union.

Daily Telegraph, Boris raises

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prospect of a hard border with

Ireland. And in Clayton in West

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Sussex, taming the beast is the

headline there. Some people getting

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in touch with us this morning saying

it is not the beast from the east,

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it is just a winter weather. It is a

media term used to spin the weather

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into a bigger story. Some people, it

is affecting them badly. I was about

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to say that. Sorry, I must let you

get a word in. Talking about Elton

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John, apparently his late mother

handed her son a final snub by

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giving a chunk of her fortune to the

PA who fuelled their feud.

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Because of the weather, our demand

for gas has shot up.

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Good morning everyone. The demand

for gas is set to surge to its

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highest level. The bodies about that

is, where the man goes up, prices go

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up. -- bad news. Talking about the

fact we're likely to see Energy

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bills go up because of the pressure

from the bad weather. It is so

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annoying.

Later will we be talking about that

0:21:480:21:52

exact thing. It is important to keep

your house is warm and I was talking

0:21:520:21:57

to my GP about it. It is so

expensive. But it might become

0:21:570:22:02

life-threatening. A minimum of 18

degrees. We said in the sport how

0:22:020:22:09

Swansea were keeping their fans

warmed by giving out free hot

0:22:090:22:13

drinks. When the snow hit the game

with Walsall, one of the players

0:22:130:22:23

grabbed a brush to keep the game

going, Steven Taylor. Very keen.

0:22:230:22:28

Going round the box so they could

see the lines and it was weather

0:22:280:22:33

because they won't 2-1. Now, with

contactless cards, you don't know

0:22:330:22:46

how much you are paying the things.

You have to check it is the right

0:22:460:22:49

amount.

There is a quiz in here. Do you know

0:22:490:22:53

how much a loaf of bread.

I know the answer because I have

0:22:530:22:58

cheated and looked.

70p. It is £1.06.

0:22:580:23:03

More expensive than you thought. I

bought a loaf of bread last week,

0:23:030:23:09

80p.

I didn't write this down so you can

0:23:090:23:11

challenge it and I don't care.

It is the average UK price.

0:23:110:23:16

You're putting in those artisan

loaves of bread, £8 in London.

0:23:160:23:24

You just take your card and lots of

people don't know.

0:23:240:23:28

I went to a train station in London

and saw one of those bread stall

0:23:280:23:33

things and I turned into my dad. It

was £5 50 for this low. How can a

0:23:330:23:38

loaf of bread be £5 50.

You are turning into one of them. I

0:23:380:23:43

know a lot of work has gone into it,

but £5 50 for a loaf of bread! Come

0:23:430:23:48

on.

I needed to get that off my chest.

0:23:480:23:59

Do stay with us this morning, we

will keep you up-to-date with what

0:23:590:24:03

is going on with the weather. In

other news...

0:24:030:24:09

The fishing industry provides

the lifeblood of many coastal

0:24:090:24:11

communities with the British

catch being worth nearly

0:24:110:24:13

a billion pounds a year.

0:24:130:24:14

But the government has now been

accused of dragging its heels

0:24:140:24:17

when it comes to explaining how

the industry will be

0:24:170:24:19

effected by Brexit.

0:24:190:24:20

As part of a day of special

coverage across the BBC,

0:24:200:24:23

our Scotland correspondent

Lorna Gordon has been to Shetland -

0:24:230:24:25

home to one of the EU's

richest fishing grounds.

0:24:250:24:27

In the low winter sun

off Shetland, the crew

0:24:270:24:30

of the Guardian Angel

are heading home.

0:24:300:24:31

The waters here can be

unforgiving, but this has been

0:24:310:24:34

a good few days at sea.

0:24:340:24:37

The skipper of this trawler

voted to leave the EU.

0:24:370:24:41

He believes decisions on who can

fish here should be made

0:24:410:24:44

much closer to home.

0:24:440:24:47

Out on the deep edge,

the Shetland area, you have got

0:24:470:24:49

the foreign vessels coming up

and down and there are plundering

0:24:490:24:53

the stocks all the time.

0:24:530:24:55

It's not a good feeling

when you see that there,

0:24:550:24:57

taking the stocks from out

in front of you.

0:24:570:24:59

How does it make you feel?

0:24:590:25:01

I just feel bad.

0:25:010:25:02

It is our fish, our waters.

0:25:020:25:03

How confident are you

that the politicians

0:25:030:25:05

are going to deliver what you want?

0:25:050:25:07

At the moment I'm fairly confident

to be honest with you.

0:25:070:25:09

They are saying all

the right things.

0:25:090:25:11

I am very confident

at the moment really.

0:25:110:25:13

Fishermen here say there is much

to gain from Brexit.

0:25:130:25:15

The waters around these islands

are rich with fish and it is time,

0:25:150:25:21

they say, that they got

back their fair share.

0:25:210:25:25

More fish are landed in Shetland

than all of England,

0:25:250:25:28

Wales and Northern Ireland combined,

but there is more to the industry

0:25:280:25:31

than just catching the fish.

0:25:310:25:34

There is the processing

and selling of it too.

0:25:340:25:38

At the moment selling fish

into Europe couldn't be any

0:25:380:25:41

easier at the moment.

0:25:410:25:43

If anything changes,

to make that more difficult,

0:25:430:25:49

it will be a backward step.

0:25:490:25:51

But the problem with Brexit

is at the moment nobody really knows

0:25:510:25:53

what the final deal is.

0:25:530:25:56

This archipelago is

the most northerly part

0:25:560:25:57

of the United Kingdom.

0:25:570:26:00

The islands are wealthy and have

close to full employment.

0:26:000:26:03

There are many Europeans working

in industry here like fish farming

0:26:030:26:06

and a fifth of the staff at this

hatchery are from Europe.

0:26:060:26:09

So what of the future?

0:26:090:26:14

We can't find enough people

in Shetland for all the jobs,

0:26:140:26:18

particularly the specialist jobs

we need and it can be very hard

0:26:180:26:21

to persuade people especially

on a windy day like this,

0:26:210:26:24

from the UK, that Shetland is

a place they want to come and live.

0:26:240:26:27

Very often we find it easier to find

people from the EU to come

0:26:270:26:32

to live on Shetland.

0:26:320:26:34

Fishing is not a big part

of Britain's economy overall,

0:26:340:26:36

but in places like this, it's vital.

0:26:360:26:39

Shetland's fishermen say

they are not naive about the Brexit

0:26:390:26:41

negotiations to come.

0:26:410:26:43

Shetland counts for nothing

with the European Commission.

0:26:430:26:46

It's a very remote place that

decides things for others

0:26:460:26:51

It's a very remote place that

decides things for us

0:26:510:26:53

without considering the consequences

for our community.

0:26:530:26:55

Are you worried at all,

what the fishing community is asking

0:26:550:26:58

for might get negotiated away?

0:26:580:26:59

At the end of the day,

a negotiation needs to be had

0:26:590:27:02

and things will given away,

concessions will be made.

0:27:020:27:04

You know, there's nothing to say,

there's nothing written

0:27:040:27:06

in stone we won't be one

of those concessions.

0:27:060:27:08

Britain is an island nation.

0:27:080:27:09

The fishermen say their

industry is more than just

0:27:090:27:11

symbolically important.

0:27:110:27:13

As the details of a Brexit

deal are hammered out,

0:27:130:27:15

they are determined their voice

will be heard.

0:27:150:27:17

Lorna Gordon, BBC News, Shetland.

0:27:170:27:23

The Department for the Environment

Food and Rural Affairs told us:

0:27:230:27:31

"The Environment Secretary has

already set out the direction

0:27:320:27:35

for the UK's fishing

industry outside the EU.

0:27:350:27:36

This will lead to amore profitable

and resilient sector working

0:27:360:27:39

alongside other countries to manage

fish stocks sustainably

0:27:390:27:41

and effectively."

0:27:410:27:42

You can watch more of the BBC's

special coverage on Brexit

0:27:420:27:44

and the fishing industry throughout

the day on the BBC News Channel.

0:27:440:27:52

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

0:31:240:31:26

It's Wednesday 27th February.

0:31:260:31:29

We'll have the latest news

and sport in just a moment.

0:31:290:31:34

But coming up later in the

programme: The big freeze continues.

0:31:340:31:37

Temperatures plummeted again

overnight with more snow for eastern

0:31:370:31:39

areas and concerns about vulnerable

people as the cold weather looks set

0:31:390:31:46

to last until the end of the week.

0:31:460:31:48

Could this be the shopping

0:31:480:31:50

experience of the future?

0:31:500:31:53

As pressure increases on food

companies to cut down on plastics,

0:31:530:31:56

our reporter takes a trip

to the world's first plastic

0:31:560:31:58

free supermarket aisle.

0:31:580:32:06

How many people has he killed?

Four

or five now with Gianni Versace.

0:32:090:32:15

Four or five now

with Gianni Versace.

0:32:150:32:17

And on a summer's day in 1997

0:32:170:32:19

the fashion designer

0:32:190:32:20

Gianni Versace was shot dead

outside his home in Miami.

0:32:200:32:23

We'll be talking to writer

Tom Rob Smith about his new series

0:32:230:32:26

of American Crime Story,

exploring the motive

0:32:260:32:27

behind the murder.

0:32:270:32:28

All that still to come.

0:32:280:32:29

But now a summary of this

morning's main news.

0:32:290:32:32

The UK is waking up to another

morning of freezing temperatures

0:32:320:32:34

and snow as this week of unusually

cold weather continues.

0:32:340:32:37

There's already been

major travel distruption,

0:32:370:32:40

but forecasters say the worst is yet

to come, with amber and yellow

0:32:400:32:43

warnings for ice and snow

in place until the weekend.

0:32:430:32:47

Phil Bodmer is in the snowy

village of Thornton-Le-Dale

0:32:470:32:50

in the North York Moors for us this

morning - how are

0:32:500:32:53

things looking Phil?

0:32:530:32:57

Good morning. Another covering of

snow, and we have had several

0:32:570:33:04

centimetres of fresh snow overnight.

I have to say the journey up here

0:33:040:33:09

today has been really tricky. The M1

was completely covered in snow and

0:33:090:33:14

at that time the a 64 approaching

this direction was absolutely white

0:33:140:33:19

out. I have to say the village looks

absolutely beautiful. That bus has

0:33:190:33:25

got to go to Leeds. I have been

talking to local people this morning

0:33:250:33:30

who have been telling me conditions

are much worse this morning than

0:33:300:33:34

they were yesterday morning. What is

significant today is the wind chill.

0:33:340:33:39

It feels it could cut you in half.

We estimate it to be roundabout -12

0:33:390:33:47

here today. That gives you a clue as

to how cold it is. These weather

0:33:470:33:52

warnings are in force for the whole

of the north of England, throughout

0:33:520:33:56

Yorkshire up to the north-east.

There are concerns about the welfare

0:33:560:34:00

of vulnerable people, especially if

they have to go out. If you live

0:34:000:34:04

near somebody who may need help or

shopping, go and assist them because

0:34:040:34:10

they are concerned about people's

welfare in this cold weather. The

0:34:100:34:14

snow is forecast to continue

throughout the day. We are up to 12

0:34:140:34:19

centimetres here and on the North

Yorkshire Moors and on the east

0:34:190:34:22

coast up to the borders of Scotland.

We are in for a pretty tricky day

0:34:220:34:28

and over the next 24 hours.

And you

mention the borders in Scotland and

0:34:280:34:33

we will be live in Scotland where

there is another amber weather

0:34:330:34:36

warning and we will be there to see

what the conditions are like.

0:34:360:34:41

And we will be putting together our

map with input from all of you as

0:34:410:34:46

well.

Please get your pictures sent ten.

0:34:460:34:49

Please get your pictures sent ten.

0:34:490:34:50

The European Union's Chief

negotiator Michel Barnier

0:34:500:34:52

will publish the first draft

of the EU's Brexit

0:34:520:34:54

Treaty later today.

0:34:540:34:56

The 120-page document is expected

to focus on Northern Ireland and any

0:34:560:34:58

possible future role

for the European Court of Justice.

0:34:580:35:01

It comes just hours after a leaked

letter from the Foreign Secretary

0:35:010:35:04

caused a new row over the issue

of the border with Ireland.

0:35:040:35:09

A couple of big high street names

could be on the brink of collapse

0:35:090:35:12

this week with both Toys R Us

and Maplin trying to find buyers.

0:35:120:35:15

The struggling retailers -

two of the UK's best known chains -

0:35:150:35:18

are understood to have put

administrators on standby after

0:35:180:35:20

failing to secure a rescue deal.

0:35:200:35:27

Toys R US employs around three

thousand workers whilst Maplin has

0:35:270:35:29

2500 members of staff.

0:35:290:35:32

The public's satisfaction

with the NHS has seen a sharp

0:35:320:35:34

decline over the last year,

with our opinion of GP

0:35:340:35:37

services at its lowest level

since records began.

0:35:370:35:40

The latest British Social

Attitudes survey of 3,000

0:35:400:35:43

people across England,

Wales and Scotland found that

0:35:430:35:47

almost a third of respondents

were unhappy with the NHS,

0:35:470:35:50

with prolonged waiting

times being cited as one

0:35:500:35:52

of the main concerns.

0:35:520:35:59

A supermarket in Amsterdam is

opening what it says is the world's

0:35:590:36:01

first plastic-free aisle.

0:36:010:36:03

An environmental campaign group

helped replace plastic packaging

0:36:030:36:05

with biodegradable materials

on around 700 products.

0:36:050:36:08

The company says it hopes to expand

the trial to all its 75 stores

0:36:080:36:12

by the end of the year.

0:36:120:36:20

That is all the latest news. Let us

know how the cold weather is

0:36:240:36:28

affecting you. And we were looking

at the spot and it was bitterly cold

0:36:280:36:35

in the FA Cup tie.

If you were sitting outside for an

0:36:350:36:39

hour and a half, you would have felt

the cold more than most. That is

0:36:390:36:43

what the Swansea fans did last

night, but they were giving out free

0:36:430:36:48

tea and toffee by the club. It makes

a big difference.

0:36:480:36:57

And it helped because they won. A

good night all round. They have not

0:36:570:37:02

been to the quarterfinals for a long

time.

0:37:020:37:05

time.

0:37:050:37:07

Swansea city have reached

the quarter-finals of the FA Cup

0:37:070:37:10

for the first time in 54 years.

0:37:100:37:11

They beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0

0:37:110:37:15

at the Liberty Stadium,

Nathan Dyer with a cheeky

0:37:150:37:17

nutmeg for their second.

0:37:170:37:23

Tottenham or Rochdale await

in the next round and play

0:37:230:37:25

their replay at Wembley tonight.

0:37:250:37:29

The gap at the top of

the Scottish Premiership

0:37:290:37:31

is down to six points,

after second-placed Rangers

0:37:310:37:34

beat St Johnstone 4-1,

Alfredo Morelos rounding things off.

0:37:340:37:38

Leaders Celtic can pull away

again tonight though,

0:37:380:37:42

they play Dundee.

0:37:420:37:44

The England Women's manager

Phil Nevellie believes his critics

0:37:440:37:47

are just waiting for him to fail.

0:37:470:37:49

He wasn't on the FA's initial short

list for the job, and then a day

0:37:490:37:53

after his appointment,

had to apologise for past

0:37:530:37:55

tweets about women.

0:37:550:37:57

He takes charge of his first match

in the She Believes Cup

0:37:570:38:00

against Farnce on Thursday.

0:38:000:38:03

I don't think I should be judged

solely on this tournament.

0:38:030:38:06

There are probably people out

there who probably want me to lose

0:38:060:38:09

all three games and be

told, "I told you so".

0:38:090:38:11

But ultimately, I've got

a four-year contract,

0:38:110:38:14

I've got the backing of Sue Campbell

and Dan Ashworth of the FA board,

0:38:140:38:18

so they have invested a lot in me

and I see this as a long-term

0:38:180:38:21

project, not just

the next three games.

0:38:210:38:26

To the cricket and it's been

a fairly miserable few

0:38:260:38:29

months for England -

they've won only two of their six

0:38:290:38:31

matches in February so far -

but they could be on course

0:38:310:38:34

for another victory in the second

one-dayer against New Zealand.

0:38:340:38:38

They need 244 to win and they're

86-2 in the 16th over,

0:38:380:38:46

They need 244 to win and they're

98-3 in the 16th over,

0:38:480:38:51

Bairstow and Morgan going well.

0:38:510:38:53

Ben Stokes is out at the crease. Joe

Root is out.

0:38:530:38:57

Joe Root is out.

0:38:570:38:58

There's been a fair bit

of controversy over paralympic

0:38:580:39:00

classifications recently

and the British Paralympic

0:39:000:39:02

Association has

published new guidance.

0:39:020:39:03

The UK Athlete Classification Code

places athletes' rights

0:39:030:39:06

and responsibilities

at the heart of the process.

0:39:060:39:09

I think it's about absolutely

understanding who is responsible

0:39:090:39:11

for what and particularly,

how can we better educate

0:39:110:39:15

the athletes, the support personnel,

everyone involved in the delivery

0:39:150:39:18

of Paralympic sport,

to make sure they understand how

0:39:180:39:21

the process works and more

importantly, at a national level,

0:39:210:39:24

what the responsibilities are.

0:39:240:39:25

Then when it comes to it,

there will be a better understanding

0:39:250:39:28

of that so anyone who has a concern

can base that on a genuine concern

0:39:280:39:32

rather than a lack of understanding.

0:39:320:39:35

Women golfers will play

in a men's European Tour team

0:39:350:39:39

event for the first time,

later this year.

0:39:390:39:41

Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn

will partner Solheim Cup

0:39:410:39:44

skipper Catriona Matthew,

in the GolfSixes tournament

0:39:440:39:47

at the Centurion Club

near St Albans in May.

0:39:470:39:51

The event has a six-hole

match-play format -

0:39:510:39:54

it's aim is to be the equivalent

of cricket's Twenty20 competition.

0:39:540:39:59

Cyclists Laura and Jason Kenny

are back competing later today.

0:39:590:40:01

Let's hope they had a good night's

sleep because they've

0:40:010:40:09

taken their six-month-old baby Albie

0:40:100:40:11

with them to the Track Cycling World

0:40:110:40:13

Championships in the Netherlands.

0:40:130:40:16

Instead of staying in the team

hotel, they've taken up residence

0:40:160:40:18

in a city apartment,

along with the grandparents

0:40:180:40:20

who will help out with childcare.

0:40:200:40:22

The Kennys are two of seven Olympic

champions in the British team.

0:40:220:40:26

We've been talking a lot about

the wintery weather this morning.

0:40:260:40:28

But if you thought your journey

into work or school was hard,

0:40:280:40:31

then take a look a this.

0:40:310:40:33

Vertical Skiiers have been

facing an uphill battle

0:40:330:40:36

at the European Ski Mountaineering

Championships.

0:40:360:40:38

This was the spectacular

scene on the southern

0:40:380:40:40

slopes of Mount Etna.

0:40:400:40:45

The race had to be delayed for two

days as the freezing conditions

0:40:450:40:48

became simply unbrearable

for competitors

0:40:480:40:49

and spectators alike.

0:40:490:40:52

It was exhausting work just

to reach the finish line.

0:40:520:40:57

And there was a dog out there as

well, amazing.

0:40:570:41:03

We mentioned cold weather payments

on Monday and you can get a cold

0:41:030:41:08

weather payments if you get certain

benefits. If the average temperature

0:41:080:41:12

in your area is recorded or forecast

to be 0 Celsius or below that for

0:41:120:41:18

four days on the trot. Lots of

people are asking us about this. If

0:41:180:41:26

you want to find out if you are

eligible, go to the government

0:41:260:41:29

website and type in cold-weather

payments to find out if you are

0:41:290:41:34

eligible for that.

More on that later. We will be

0:41:340:41:37

speaking to a doctor.

0:41:370:41:38

We will be speaking to a doctor.

0:41:380:41:40

The European Union's Chief

negotiator Michel Barnier

0:41:400:41:42

will publish the first draft of

the EU's Brexit Treaty later today.

0:41:420:41:44

It's expected to discuss

the Northern Ireland border,

0:41:440:41:46

but comes just hours after a leaked

letter from the Foreign Secretary

0:41:460:41:49

Boris Johnson caused

new controversy around the issue.

0:41:490:41:51

Joining us now from Westminster

is the Chief Secretary

0:41:510:41:53

to the Treasury Liz Truss.

0:41:530:41:56

Good morning. I want to pick up that

thought about the letter. In it, it

0:41:560:42:03

says this phrase, even if there is a

hard border. Even to put it in those

0:42:030:42:11

terms seems to be going against

government policy, doesn't it?

I

0:42:110:42:17

cannot comment on leaked letters

from the government. We are clear

0:42:170:42:21

there will be no hard border in

Northern Ireland. It is important we

0:42:210:42:25

do not go back to the borders of the

past and that is why we are seeking

0:42:250:42:30

special arrangements with the

European Union.

That takes us

0:42:300:42:35

straight to the nutty issue of

negotiation. This would be a red

0:42:350:42:38

line for the government?

We have

been absolutely clear we are not

0:42:380:42:43

going back to a hard border which

was previously the case in Northern

0:42:430:42:48

Ireland. There are a lot of

different solutions we are looking

0:42:480:42:51

at. It is important we are not part

of the customs union. We need to be

0:42:510:42:56

able to strike our own trade deals

as well. The Prime Minister will be

0:42:560:43:01

outlining all of this in her speech

on Friday.

The language that Boris

0:43:010:43:07

Johnson is using, can you comment on

that at all?

I will not comment on

0:43:070:43:12

leaked documents, or I will say is

we are not returning to a hard

0:43:120:43:16

border in Ireland.

This leaked

document and other things that have

0:43:160:43:21

been said in public, there seems to

be a big division and Cabinet. How

0:43:210:43:27

does that affect you as a government

going into negotiations?

We had a

0:43:270:43:33

meeting last week of the European

subcommittee and it was a positive

0:43:330:43:37

meeting. They have agreed on the

terms on which we are going into

0:43:370:43:42

negotiations. We have got another

meeting of the Cabinet tomorrow to

0:43:420:43:45

talk through the detail of the Prime

Minister's speech. I can tell you

0:43:450:43:50

that the Cabinet are very agreed on

a way forward. We want to leave the

0:43:500:43:54

single market and the customs union,

get a frictionless trade deal. We

0:43:540:43:59

are all on board with that and are

moving forward.

Either Cabinet

0:43:590:44:04

meetings frictionless?

Yes, they

are. They are positive, there is a

0:44:040:44:09

sense of humour and we are working

hard together, not just on Brexit

0:44:090:44:13

but on the other important thing is

this government has to deliver as

0:44:130:44:16

well.

We heard from Michel Barnier

reiterating there were significant

0:44:160:44:23

differences on where the EU and the

UK are on Brexit and the clock is

0:44:230:44:28

ticking. These are such tricky

negotiations.

Will they happen in

0:44:280:44:31

time? Absolutely and when you saw

what happened in December and the

0:44:310:44:37

way the Prime Minister delivered the

first stage, it was massively

0:44:370:44:41

positive progress on that front. Of

course the European Union will be in

0:44:410:44:46

a different position to the UK. That

is what negotiation is about. We are

0:44:460:44:52

determined to move forward, we have

made progress already and we are

0:44:520:44:55

looking forward to the March council

and we will be leaving the European

0:44:550:45:00

Union next year.

I want to talk

about the European Court of Justice,

0:45:000:45:04

the EU demanding that the UK remains

subject to rulings indefinitely

0:45:040:45:10

until its Brexit divorce deal. How

do you stand on that? How do you go

0:45:100:45:15

forward on that? Is that another red

line?

When people voted to leave the

0:45:150:45:21

European Union one of the things

they were voting for was not to be

0:45:210:45:25

subject to the jurisdiction of the

European Court of Justice and it is

0:45:250:45:29

important we leave the European

Court of Justice jurisdiction and we

0:45:290:45:34

have control over our own laws. That

is something the Prime Minister has

0:45:340:45:37

been very clear about in her

speeches.

A winter related question.

0:45:370:45:43

As Chief Secretary to the Treasury

we know there are cold-weather

0:45:430:45:47

payments. Will you accelerate those?

Are you looking at extra help for

0:45:470:45:52

people?

We are making sure those

payments go out to the people and a

0:45:520:45:56

number have been released. We are

also making sure, and we have been

0:45:560:46:01

working on this for weeks, that we

have proper contingency plans in

0:46:010:46:05

place in areas like transports

people can go into work and get on

0:46:050:46:10

with their lives.

Liz Truss, Chief

Secretary to the Treasury, thank

0:46:100:46:12

you.

0:46:120:46:16

Despite the plummeting temperatures

Some of you have been heading

0:46:160:46:18

outdoors with your cameras

and sending us your pictures

0:46:180:46:21

for our Break-frost map.

0:46:210:46:29

Dan and Paul in North Wales

sent us this picture

0:46:430:46:45

of the snowman they built.

0:46:450:46:47

Robin Ellis had an amazing view

of the Butley River in Suffolk.

0:46:470:46:50

A lot of people have been wrapping

up warm and heading out

0:46:500:46:53

to look at the snow,

including Rachel Patterson

0:46:530:46:55

who sent this picture

from Kielder in Northumberland.

0:46:550:47:02

And Tracey Bryne was

getting a helping hand -

0:47:020:47:08

or should that be paw?

0:47:080:47:09

When sledging in Tiptree in Essex.

0:47:090:47:17

We have the build-up to Sport Relief

and I don't think the radio

0:47:330:47:42

presenter Greg will be able to

complete his challenge.

0:47:420:47:50

complete his challenge. He needs a

tip from Caerphilly Council, has

0:47:520:47:57

sent out a humorous tweet who are

advising you how to walk in the

0:47:570:48:01

snow, they say you have to walk like

a penguin. The key to that is loose

0:48:010:48:06

knees and small steps with your toes

pointed out. I am hoping you will

0:48:060:48:13

give us a demonstration later on.

Maybe later.

0:48:130:48:18

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

0:48:180:48:26

Temperatures in parts of Scotland

fell as low as minus 11. Not all

0:48:280:48:35

others will see snow today, some of

us will be dry with sunny intervals,

0:48:350:48:39

some of us will say a little bit of

snow and some will see significant

0:48:390:48:43

snow. We will stop with the

significant snow. The Met office has

0:48:430:48:47

two areas covered by the bee

prepared Amber warnings. The first

0:48:470:48:53

is across northern, Eastern and

central and southern Scotland. Also

0:48:530:48:58

part of Cumbria. This one runs until

6pm on Thursday evening and we are

0:48:580:49:04

looking at a further ten to 15

centimetres of snow fall in some of

0:49:040:49:09

those areas. It has been snowing

heavily overnight in Glasgow. In the

0:49:090:49:14

South East, we have another amber be

prepared for disruption due to snow

0:49:140:49:19

fall, this morning. It runs until

10am this morning and we could see a

0:49:190:49:25

further five to ten centimetres, may

be locally a little bit more than

0:49:250:49:30

that. As we go through the course of

the morning, the wind will

0:49:300:49:33

strengthen so the snow will keep

piling into the areas I have just

0:49:330:49:37

highlighted where we are expecting

disruption. Further south, snow

0:49:370:49:42

showers blowing over towards the

West. It will feel cold today and

0:49:420:49:47

the maximum temperature roughly from

about freezing 2-2, but add on the

0:49:470:49:52

strength of the wind, the wind chill

will make you feel like minus five

0:49:520:49:58

in Aberdeen and minus 11 in the

Norwich area for example. Wherever

0:49:580:50:02

you are, it will feel brutally cold.

Worth bearing in mind if you are

0:50:020:50:07

stepping out. Some of the snow will

be blowing in the wind. Overnight we

0:50:070:50:12

have the area covered by the amber

weather warning, which will still be

0:50:120:50:16

producing more snow. Further south,

some snow showers drying out for a

0:50:160:50:22

time across parts of the south-east.

Snow across southern parts of Devon,

0:50:220:50:29

Cornwall and Dorset. Also snow

showers getting into the Channel

0:50:290:50:33

Islands. As we head into Thursday,

we still have our amber weather

0:50:330:50:37

warning for snow across areas in the

north we have already mentioned. But

0:50:370:50:41

we have another one for snow and

wind across south-west England and

0:50:410:50:47

also Wales. We are keeping a close

eye on that because the storm coming

0:50:470:50:52

our way named by the Portuguese Met

service, Emma. She will come across

0:50:520:50:58

Iberia and the Bay of Biscay and

when she hits our shores, this is

0:50:580:51:02

the kind of direction she will take

and she will produce a bit of snow

0:51:020:51:06

as she does so. The isobars also

show it will be windy. Depending on

0:51:060:51:13

the track that storm does take, we

expect the snow to come in the

0:51:130:51:16

southern areas in the morning. It

might clip the London area but it

0:51:160:51:21

will be this part

0:51:210:51:29

will be this part of the UK that

will see the significant snow and

0:51:290:51:31

strong winds with blizzards. All it

would take for the storm to drift a

0:51:310:51:34

little bit further east or west and

these areas could change. We have

0:51:340:51:36

the amber warning across parts of

Scotland and Ingham. It will be

0:51:360:51:41

bitterly cold once again. We're not

done with the snow just yet.

0:51:410:51:46

We have just got an update from the

Scottish Borders and the council has

0:51:510:51:55

closed all the schools due to the

forecast of snow. The local

0:51:550:51:58

authority said they are likely to

remain closed on Thursday due to the

0:51:580:52:05

conditions anticipated. That is in

from the Scottish Borders Council

0:52:050:52:07

this morning. We mentioned

Caerphilly Borough Council has sent

0:52:070:52:13

out an informative tweet.

Yes, how to navigate across the ice

0:52:130:52:20

and snow. They said to walk like a

penguin. Extend your arms, pointing

0:52:200:52:25

your toes out like a penguin and

soft knees. I shall be working on

0:52:250:52:32

that. Louise has asked me to

demonstrate so I will pencil it in

0:52:320:52:37

for about 7:35am. It is good advice,

if you slip and fall, you are in

0:52:370:52:45

trouble.

Louise, we are a public service

0:52:450:52:47

broadcaster. You are going to

demonstrate.

0:52:470:52:51

Today is crunch-time for one

of the most recognisable names

0:52:510:52:54

on the high street -

Toys R Us.

0:52:540:52:56

The chain could go into

administration later.

0:52:560:52:57

Steph has been looking

at how this happened.

0:52:570:52:59

It is a huge business. It is one of

those names which were decades

0:52:590:53:06

dominated the toy market in the UK

and if you are anything like me you

0:53:060:53:10

can probably still sing the advert

from the 90s.

0:53:100:53:14

#

There's a magical place, we are on

0:53:140:53:19

our way there.

#

0:53:190:53:21

Toys in their millions all under one

roof.

0:53:210:53:32

But the toy giant has been

struggling and is drowning under

0:53:360:53:40

debt and now it has missed a

deadline to pay a £50 million VAT

0:53:400:53:46

bill.

0:53:460:53:47

So what's gone wrong?

0:53:470:53:48

Rob Hutchins is the Editor

Of ToyNews magazine.

0:53:480:53:53

This is an interesting story because

it is a business that hasn't changed

0:53:530:53:56

for years and that is part of the

problem?

Yes, since the 1990s, it

0:53:560:54:02

was a huge sort of arrival for the

toy business at the time. But as you

0:54:020:54:10

say, it didn't evolve, stuck with

the same mother, essentially a big

0:54:100:54:15

warehouse filled with shelves of

toys and they failed to keep up with

0:54:150:54:20

the current consumer habits.

What

are the habits today of people

0:54:200:54:26

buying toys?

People are shopping

online, town centre small stores,

0:54:260:54:31

meeting the consumer where they are.

Now Toys R Us hasn't been able to

0:54:310:54:37

adapt, what is going to happen?

It

hangs in the balance, we are not

0:54:370:54:42

sure when they will go into

Administration, at the moment there

0:54:420:54:46

are 3200 jobs on the line. It is a

worrying prospect, but it doesn't

0:54:460:54:50

necessarily mean those jobs will be

lost immediately. As we saw with the

0:54:500:54:58

likes of HMV a few years ago, buyers

are looking out when the right time

0:54:580:55:03

is to come in and perhaps pick up

the pieces they believe will prosper

0:55:030:55:07

in the future. It doesn't mean

necessarily, those jobs are on the

0:55:070:55:11

line.

If a buyer came in, what would

they do to Toys R Us, is it still a

0:55:110:55:18

valuable business?

Absolutely, it is

a heritage in the brands, we have

0:55:180:55:24

known them since the 90s. They were

locked at the most viable and

0:55:240:55:29

prosperous areas of the business and

make it work in today's current

0:55:290:55:32

consumer trend.

What will that mean,

will we see more online, more Toys R

0:55:320:55:40

Us popping up on high streets? I

know it is like looking into a

0:55:400:55:45

crystal ball, but with your

knowledge with what works in the toy

0:55:450:55:49

industry?

I think they will enhance

their online offering. They will

0:55:490:55:54

look to scale down in the size of

their stores, bring them into the

0:55:540:55:58

town centres where people are

shopping and try to ramp up the

0:55:580:56:02

theatre, bringing AR technology into

the store so people and kids can

0:56:020:56:10

engage.

Like virtual reality?

Yes,

the fun and spiritual element back

0:56:100:56:17

into the stores.

Thank you for your

time and we will keep you updated.

0:56:170:56:24

Thank you, Steph.

0:56:240:56:27

In 2014 millions of us travelled

to the Tower of London to see

0:56:270:56:30

the field of ceramic poppies,

created to mark a century since

0:56:300:56:32

the start of the First World War.

0:56:320:56:34

Now, 100 years after the end

of The Great War, plans have been

0:56:340:56:37

announced for a haunting reminder

of those who never

0:56:370:56:39

returned from the front.

0:56:390:56:46

We are going to go just outside our

studios.

0:56:460:56:50

This is one of the soldier

silhouettes from the There

0:56:500:56:53

But Not There Project,

they'll be appearing at sites

0:56:530:56:55

across the UK later this year.

0:56:550:57:03

We'll be talking to man behind

the project around 7:40am.

0:57:060:57:09

It is a poignant sculpture. He will

be seeing them across the UK across

0:57:090:57:17

the weeks and months as well.

0:57:170:57:20

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

0:57:201:00:45

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

1:00:491:00:52

Temperatures plunge

to minus 11 as the "beast

1:00:521:01:00

from the east" tightens its grip.

1:01:041:01:05

Hundreds of schools are closed

in Scotland and commuters are facing

1:01:051:01:08

major travel disruption.

1:01:081:01:12

The Met Office has a number weather

warnings out in some parts of the UK

1:01:121:01:17

could have another 10-15 centimetres

of snow ball and there is the added

1:01:171:01:22

hazard of ice. The weather round-up

in about 15 minutes.

1:01:221:01:30

The weather round-up

in about 15 minutes.

1:01:311:01:36

Good morning, it's Wednesday

the 28th of February.

1:01:361:01:42

We will keep you right up to date

with the weather throughout the

1:01:421:01:45

programme.

1:01:451:01:46

programme.

1:01:461:01:47

Also this morning:

1:01:471:01:48

Downing Street insists there'll be

no hard border in Ireland as the EU

1:01:481:01:51

prepares to unveil its plan

for life after Brexit.

1:01:511:01:55

Toys R Us is on the brink

of administration as it's unable

1:01:551:01:57

to pay back its debts.

1:01:571:01:59

More than 3,200 job are at risk.

1:01:591:02:00

I'll have the details shortly.

1:02:001:02:03

Food unwrapped.

1:02:031:02:05

The world's first "plastic-free"

aisle opens in a Dutch supermarket.

1:02:051:02:10

In sport, Swansea City's manager

wasn't even born when they last

1:02:101:02:12

reached the FA Cup quarter-finals.

1:02:121:02:14

They've made it through for

the first time since 1964,

1:02:141:02:17

thanks to victory over

Sheffield Wednesday last night.

1:02:171:02:24

Good morning.

1:02:241:02:25

Good morning.

1:02:251:02:27

The UK is waking up to another

morning of freezing conditions

1:02:271:02:30

after temperatures

fell to minus-eleven

1:02:301:02:32

in some areas overnight.

1:02:321:02:34

The cold weather has already

caused major distruption,

1:02:341:02:36

but forecasters say the worst is yet

to come, with warnings

1:02:361:02:38

in place until the weekend.

1:02:381:02:39

Here's our correspondent

Jon Donnison with more.

1:02:391:02:43

The so-called "beast from the East"

has already left much of Britain

1:02:431:02:46

under a blanket of snow.

1:02:461:02:52

The satellite images showed just how

fast the cold snap has moved in over

1:02:521:02:56

the last 24 hours.

1:02:561:02:58

the last 24 hours.

1:02:581:02:59

This is Kent, which has

received some of the worst

1:02:591:03:02

of the weather so far.

1:03:021:03:04

The National police air service

captured the shock of the snow

1:03:041:03:09

slowly edging over central London.

1:03:091:03:10

slowly edging over central London.

1:03:101:03:11

On the ground it has been a much

1:03:111:03:13

less pretty picture for drivers,

1:03:131:03:14

with the police reporting scores

of accidents across the country.

1:03:141:03:17

Today again conditions on the roads

are expected to be treacherous.

1:03:171:03:20

Weather warnings for ice and snow

are in place for much of the UK.

1:03:201:03:24

They are expected to

remain until the weekend.

1:03:241:03:28

Yorkshire and the North East have

seen some of the heaviest snowfall.

1:03:281:03:35

With more expected today, many

schools are likely to stay close.

1:03:351:03:41

With more expected today, many

schools are likely to stay closed.

1:03:411:03:44

When I was younger the snow

was thicker and we still

1:03:441:03:46

managed to get to school.

1:03:461:03:48

I think it is the teachers

who can't get in.

1:03:481:03:50

That is the problem in this area

because of the outlying villages

1:03:501:03:53

that the teachers come from.

1:03:531:03:54

For Britain's homeless,

this is in central London,

1:03:541:03:56

it was another tough night,

temperatures down to -10

1:03:561:04:00

in some parts and feeling

much colder in the wind.

1:04:001:04:04

The elderly too are vulnerable.

1:04:041:04:07

In Hull extra staff at meals

on wheels services are being brought

1:04:071:04:10

in to deliver hot food.

1:04:101:04:12

I can't get out to get

meals and things.

1:04:121:04:16

So it's just wonderful.

1:04:161:04:19

The only complaint I have

got is they never bring

1:04:191:04:21

you a drop of brandy!

1:04:211:04:24

And over the next few days

that might be needed.

1:04:241:04:28

Forecasters say they expect no letup

in the freezing weather

1:04:281:04:31

until at least the weekend.

1:04:311:04:34

Jon Donnison, BBC News.

1:04:341:04:42

We will keep you right up to date

throughout the programme with what

1:04:441:04:47

is going on. This is a beautiful

shot. This is from outside new

1:04:471:04:52

broadcasting house in London. There

is a smattering of snow on the

1:04:521:04:57

ground. Other areas really badly

affected by what is going on. I

1:04:571:05:04

imagine it is affecting transport in

London as well. It looks beautiful,

1:05:041:05:08

but it is causing problems for

people as well.

1:05:081:05:13

On the front page there is a picture

of that snow cloud.

1:05:131:05:18

It looks like something out of a

movie.

1:05:181:05:19

It looks like something

out of a movie.

1:05:191:05:21

Phil Bodmer is in the snowy

village of Thornton-Le-Dale

1:05:211:05:23

in the North York Moors

for us this morning -

1:05:231:05:26

how are things looking Phil?

1:05:261:05:27

You were telling us about a bus that

may or may not be able to get to

1:05:271:05:30

Leeds. We can see very snowy

conditions on the road.

Yes, the bus

1:05:301:05:38

left. It will be a slow journey to

Leeds. The M1 was absolutely white

1:05:381:05:43

out. There have been snow ploughs

and gritting teams out, but the

1:05:431:05:50

problem is the moment they go

through, there is another dump of

1:05:501:05:54

snow and that has been the case. It

has been on and off all morning.

1:05:541:06:00

Here they had several centimetres

overnight. It looks pretty perfect.

1:06:001:06:04

But this is the main road. Traffic

is lighter than normal. The ploughs

1:06:041:06:12

have not been through here this

morning, but conditions are less

1:06:121:06:17

than ideal. Yesterday when we were

out and about it felt quite mild.

1:06:171:06:22

Today it is very cold, it cuts you

in half. We estimate the wind chill

1:06:221:06:29

at about -12 today. The advice is if

you are driving, take extra time and

1:06:291:06:35

precautions. Your journey will take

longer. Bear in mind vulnerable

1:06:351:06:40

people. If you can do some shopping

for somebody, look out for them. The

1:06:401:06:45

number weather warnings are in place

for Yorkshire and in the North East

1:06:451:06:49

right up to Scotland today and more

snow is expected.

1:06:491:06:52

snow is expected.

1:06:521:06:55

Catriona Renton is in Glasgow

for us this morning -

1:06:551:06:57

what kind of distruption

is expected today Catriona?

1:06:571:07:03

We can see the weather coming in. We

know many schools are closed. Give

1:07:031:07:08

us an idea of the impact.

It really

is no joke, it has been falling

1:07:081:07:14

overnight. The snow is coming down,

it looks pretty and it is very quiet

1:07:141:07:20

around here. The roads are silent

around here and that is a sign that

1:07:201:07:25

people are taking heed of those

warning. The conditions on the

1:07:251:07:31

motorways, for those of us who

travelled in this morning, we can

1:07:311:07:34

vouch for the fact that conditions

are terrible. 12 local authority

1:07:341:07:39

areas have said they have closed

their schools. That means a day off

1:07:391:07:44

for tens of thousands of children.

There is a warning, not to travel if

1:07:441:07:50

you can possibly avoid it. The

airport apparently is still open at

1:07:501:07:55

the moment, but the advice is to

take lots of care and leave lots of

1:07:551:07:59

extra time if you are planning on

making the journey today. One way to

1:07:591:08:06

travel, a jogger just ran past us

before we came on air. That is the

1:08:061:08:12

safest way to go. But the advice is

to mind how you go and take care of

1:08:121:08:17

everybody in your local community,

especially in rural areas where they

1:08:171:08:21

may be power outages.

We will let

you get in from the snow and we will

1:08:211:08:28

keep everyone up to date. We will

talk later about cold-weather

1:08:281:08:33

payments. Various people are able to

claim if you are on benefits. You

1:08:331:08:39

can claim a payment if the average

temperature in your area is recorded

1:08:391:08:46

to be 0 Celsius below that for seven

days on the trot. If you want more

1:08:461:08:51

information, go to the government

website.

1:08:511:08:53

Liz Truss from the Treasury was

saying they are trying to speed up

1:08:531:08:57

those payments. Schools are closed

in Scotland. The Scottish Borders

1:08:571:09:05

Council decided to shut all their

schools. Other schools in the United

1:09:051:09:09

Kingdom are closed as well. The best

place to go is to listen to your

1:09:091:09:15

local radio station or the BBC

website which is being updated all

1:09:151:09:19

the time. We will give you as much

information as we can. And we have

1:09:191:09:23

got more details on the weather

coming up shortly.

1:09:231:09:30

The European Union's chief

negotiator will publish the first

1:09:301:09:33

draft of the EU Brexit Treaty today.

The document is expected to focus on

1:09:331:09:39

Northern Ireland and any future role

for the European Court of Justice.

1:09:391:09:43

It comes hours after a leaked letter

from the Foreign Secretary caused a

1:09:431:09:46

new row over the issue of the Irish

Ireland. In a moment we will go to

1:09:461:09:54

Adam Fleming in Brussels who

described it as a Christmas Day

1:09:541:09:59

present. Ellen Ghani is in

Westminster. We talk about this all

1:09:591:10:03

the time, but either party is

getting any closer?

Today will be an

1:10:031:10:10

extremely contentious day yet again

and the EU and the UK Government

1:10:101:10:14

have a long way to go in the

negotiations. Once again the UK

1:10:141:10:19

Government has been thrown into the

defensive because of comments Boris

1:10:191:10:23

Johnson made. He got himself into

hot water because he used a

1:10:231:10:28

potentially toxic phrase. In a

leaked letter that Sky News got hold

1:10:281:10:32

of it I think he was trying to show

there was no need for an

1:10:321:10:37

infrastructure at the border between

Northern Ireland and the Republic of

1:10:371:10:40

Ireland, but he used in that letter

the phrase "Even if there is a hard

1:10:401:10:46

border", and that allowed his

critics to say that the government

1:10:461:10:52

was considering a physical

infrastructure at the border. That

1:10:521:10:55

would be an anathema to Republicans

and the Irish government as well

1:10:551:11:03

because that led to the government

saying they would not contemplate a

1:11:031:11:11

hard border. One idea is to keep

Northern Ireland in alignment with

1:11:111:11:14

EU regulations, but the DUP who

support the votes that Theresa May

1:11:141:11:20

needs to get Brexit through, they

will not accept that. This issue of

1:11:201:11:25

the Irish border will be one of the

most complicated issues to solve in

1:11:251:11:29

this process and with every twist

and turn it is politically extremely

1:11:291:11:34

difficult for Theresa May.

1:11:341:11:37

Our Europe reporter

Adam Flemming is in Brussels.

1:11:371:11:42

It doesn't be like today is a

significant day, mentioning

1:11:421:11:46

Christmas Day.

It is very symbolic

because this document is the first

1:11:461:11:51

draft of the treaty that Theresa May

will eventually sign, which will

1:11:511:11:55

take the UK out of the EU. That is a

massive deal. Then there is the

1:11:551:12:01

substance of the document which

could prove controversial. These are

1:12:011:12:07

the EU's proposal. On Northern

Ireland we will see fleshed out in

1:12:071:12:10

serious detail and legal language

the government's least preferred

1:12:101:12:15

option for dealing with preventing a

hard border between Northern Ireland

1:12:151:12:20

and the Republic of Ireland. The

more preferred options will be

1:12:201:12:23

mentioned but not in such detail.

They will mention the European Court

1:12:231:12:29

of Justice saying European judges

should have a big say in overseeing

1:12:291:12:32

how this treaty works in the future.

That is not what the UK agrees to

1:12:321:12:37

and that is because this is the

first draft provided by the EU. The

1:12:371:12:43

other 27 countries have not had a

say on it yet and it will be

1:12:431:12:51

negotiated with the UK. A big

symbolic moment but still quite a

1:12:511:12:53

long way to go.

Adam Fleming in

Brussels.

1:12:531:13:00

Brussels. I almost said Paris for

some reason.

1:13:001:13:07

The public's satisfaction

with the NHS has seen a sharp

1:13:071:13:09

decline over the last year,

with our opinion of GP

1:13:091:13:12

services at its lowest level

since records began.

1:13:121:13:13

The latest British Social Attitudes

survey of three thousand

1:13:131:13:18

people across England,

Wales and Scotland found that

1:13:181:13:20

almost a third of respondents

were unhappy with the NHS

1:13:201:13:23

with prolonged waiting

times being cited as one

1:13:231:13:25

of the main concerns.

1:13:251:13:28

Meghan Markle will join her fiance

Prince Harry alongside the Duke

1:13:281:13:31

and Duchess of Cambridge later

as the four carry out their first

1:13:311:13:34

official engagement together.

1:13:341:13:35

They'll be discussing the work

of The Royal Foundation,

1:13:351:13:37

the organisation behind

the Heads Together mental health

1:13:371:13:41

campaign, United for Wildlife

and the Invictus Games.

1:13:411:13:44

Meghan will become the fourth patron

of the charity after marrying

1:13:441:13:48

Prince Harry in May.

1:13:481:13:56

Let's return to our main story now -

freezing temperatures

1:13:571:14:00

are continuing to sweep

across the

1:14:001:14:07

UK - causing widespread distruption

for those of us trying to get

1:14:071:14:10

to work or school.

1:14:101:14:13

This is BBC broadcasting house in

central London. You can see a

1:14:131:14:18

covering of snow which will have an

ongoing impact on travel. It does

1:14:181:14:23

look beautiful, but at the same time

it causes serious problems for

1:14:231:14:27

people as well. This is Glasgow. We

spoke to Katrina Renton earlier and

1:14:271:14:35

you can see very difficult

conditions, which is why so many

1:14:351:14:38

schools have been closed. We will

give you details on that throughout

1:14:381:14:42

the programme as well. And this is

seen on the M1 about 30 ago. This

1:14:421:14:51

was the journey Phil was making from

lead up into North Yorkshire. You

1:14:511:14:59

can see the treacherous road

conditions. That is normally a three

1:14:591:15:04

lane motorway in parts. I think we

can show you the dusting of snow

1:15:041:15:11

because people are sending in

pictures. That is not as deep as I

1:15:111:15:16

expected it to be around the angel

of the North.

1:15:161:15:20

And this is a stunning picture that

was taken yesterday of the storm is

1:15:201:15:25

coming in over London. We will get

that later. It is unusually cold and

1:15:251:15:33

everyone should take care and you

should make it more bearable for the

1:15:331:15:38

most vulnerable people in our

community.

1:15:381:15:45

What are your top priorities?

The

advice is to try and keep warm. Most

1:15:511:16:00

of it is sensible, you would know

what to do anyway, so the room you

1:16:001:16:05

spend most of your timing, keep it

at 18 or 20 degrees. Make sure you

1:16:051:16:11

are having warm food, warm drinks

and make sure you have got your

1:16:111:16:16

medication available. If you are

having to go out, be sensible and

1:16:161:16:20

you have the right shoes so you can

be safe when you do get outside.

1:16:201:16:26

Look out for people who might be on

their own and a bit vulnerable,

1:16:261:16:31

neighbours, relations. Make sure

they are OK. Just be sensible.

It

1:16:311:16:40

sounds basic, but one of daughters

came down in a T-shirt ready to go

1:16:401:16:44

outside. It is the youngest and the

oldest we need to look after?

Yes,

1:16:441:16:53

they tend to get more ill, but the

people in between, they are out and

1:16:531:17:00

about and they tend to slip and fall

over I get the breaks and the

1:17:001:17:05

bruises.

We were talking earlier

about a tweeter which was sent out

1:17:051:17:10

by a council, telling people how to

walk and to walk like a penguin.

1:17:101:17:14

That sounds silly, but actually it

is quite sensible, isn't it, to be

1:17:141:17:19

thinking about how you walk and what

you wear on your feet?

It is

1:17:191:17:24

certainly what you are wearing on

your feet. I have my slippers on and

1:17:241:17:30

nip out to the bin and then there is

a patch of ice and down you go. Look

1:17:301:17:35

at what you are wearing, where are

you going? Maybe take a longer route

1:17:351:17:42

if it will be safer. Have that

information. I can't understand the

1:17:421:17:48

basis for the penguin walk, the

wider gate. I am not sure.

I think

1:17:481:17:54

it was sent slightly with their

tongue in their cheek, but if it

1:17:541:17:58

stops you from falling over, it is

good. Have penguins got knees? I

1:17:581:18:05

don't know. Point defeat out

slightly and have your arms by your

1:18:051:18:10

sides. It is from carefully council,

so people making jokes walking

1:18:101:18:13

carefully. -- carefully. One more

serious issue, talking about heating

1:18:131:18:23

house to 18 degrees, but there are

genuine concerns about cost and

1:18:231:18:27

Steph was talking about gas bills

going up. If you are concerned about

1:18:271:18:31

turning the temperature up, it is

not just about going outside, it is

1:18:311:18:35

staying warm in your house, hot

water bottles, layers?

Sometimes

1:18:351:18:41

people have electric blankets and

they use those. There is some

1:18:411:18:45

financial help you can tap into and

it is worth finding out about that.

1:18:451:18:51

Making sure you have lots of warm

drinks to keep you warm. Try and

1:18:511:18:55

make sure you minimise the drafts

and your house is insulated, keep

1:18:551:19:01

the curtains drawn at night. Keep

yourself in layers, keeps moving,

1:19:011:19:07

because when you move, you generate

heat. Fingers crossed by next week,

1:19:071:19:14

things should get a bit easier.

You

say fingers crossed, luckily we have

1:19:141:19:20

Carol. On the cold weather payments,

you can find out if you are eligible

1:19:201:19:25

for those in your area by going to

the government website and looking

1:19:251:19:28

on bass. Search cold-weather

payments. I am sure it will come up.

1:19:281:19:40

Carol, I know it is a busy morning,

so we can look at the weather and

1:19:401:19:44

tell us what is happening over the

next few days?

1:19:441:19:52

Some of us will have some snow, some

others won't. We have a cold start,

1:19:531:19:59

temperatures in parts of England and

Scotland fell as low as minus 11

1:19:591:20:04

Espy. There is ice to watch out for,

particularly where we have fresh

1:20:041:20:12

know. There are amber warnings, be

prepared for disruption. The first

1:20:121:20:16

one is central southern and eastern

Scotland heading towards Cumbria.

1:20:161:20:23

This is valid until 6pm and we could

see further snowfall. The second

1:20:231:20:31

area is this one in the South East,

it expires at 10pm -- 10am this

1:20:311:20:39

morning and we could have a total of

ten to five centimetres but snow is

1:20:391:20:44

falling in other parts of the

country as well. This morning, a

1:20:441:20:49

noticeable wind strengthening to the

course of the day giving us a

1:20:491:20:52

significant wind-chill. Snow coming

in all the areas I mentioned is

1:20:521:20:57

covered by the weather amber

warning. Drying up in the South East

1:20:571:21:02

but we will see more snow coming in

across southern parts of Cornwall,

1:21:021:21:06

Devon and Dorset. We will see one or

two showers for

1:21:061:21:16

two showers for the West as well but

when you add on the strength of the

1:21:161:21:19

wind, regardless of what it says on

your thermometer, this is how it

1:21:191:21:21

will feel. It will feel subzero

across the UK. Minus 12 in Aberdeen,

1:21:211:21:28

minus 11. It will be brutally cold.

In the evening period we have the

1:21:281:21:36

amber warning in force. We will be

piling in a lot of snow. Further

1:21:361:21:41

south we have snow affecting parts

of Southwest England and with the

1:21:411:21:45

strong wind, some of the snow will

be blowing and again accents renting

1:21:451:21:49

the cold feel so these temperatures

are what you can expect in towns and

1:21:491:21:54

cities. Where we have lying snow and

in the countryside, temperatures

1:21:541:21:58

will be lower than this. Some of us

in minus double figures, possibly as

1:21:581:22:06

low as -14, minus 15. On Thursday we

have a weather warning in force

1:22:061:22:11

until six o'clock tomorrow but we

have a new one coming in across

1:22:111:22:14

south-west England and Wales. This

is courtesy of storm. This is storm

1:22:141:22:19

am pushing up across the Bay of

Biscay in coming into our shores. A

1:22:191:22:23

lot of moisture entangled in this

and as it bumps into the cold are

1:22:231:22:28

across our shores, it will fall as

snow. We think the track of this

1:22:281:22:33

will go this way. If I show you the

chance, bear in mind if it goes a

1:22:331:22:37

bit further west or a bit further

east, it will change. If you look at

1:22:371:22:41

the actual weather chart, we can see

we have the snow coming up across

1:22:411:22:46

southern counties. This significant

snow currently is across south-west

1:22:461:22:50

England and parts of Wales. But if

we drift further east, that will

1:22:501:22:54

change. Currently we think it may

clip the capital as it continues

1:22:541:22:59

moving northwards. Still under the

weather warning in the north, we

1:22:591:23:03

will see significant snowfall and

showers getting into western areas.

1:23:031:23:07

But with the wind it will be

drifting off the snow and it will

1:23:071:23:11

feel bitterly cold. On Friday, still

connected to storm Emma, we have

1:23:111:23:17

further spells of loan coming

1:23:171:23:22

further spells of loan coming across

Northern Ireland and still windy

1:23:221:23:24

with the significant wind-chill.

Next week, it will be cold next week

1:23:241:23:28

and there will still be some

potential snow in the forecast as

1:23:281:23:32

well.

1:23:321:23:38

When are we going to talk about

feels like? We have done it now. I

1:23:381:23:44

want to be able to work it out, I

think that is what it is. I can tell

1:23:441:23:48

you now, we have time.

The actual calculation of the figure

1:23:481:23:53

is quite difficult. It is a complex

formula that has been derived by

1:23:531:23:58

meteorologists over many years. You

put in things like air temperature,

1:23:581:24:03

air speed, body temperature, which

for most of us it is 37 Celsius, hit

1:24:031:24:08

a button and there it comes.

Easier than scratching your head. I

1:24:081:24:13

think we should let Carol do it. I

didn't know about the body

1:24:131:24:17

temperature. Carol, thank you very

much.

1:24:171:24:20

Pleasure. She is clever.

1:24:201:24:25

A couple of big high street names

could be on the brink of collapse

1:24:251:24:28

this week with both Toys R Us

and Maplin hoping to find buyers.

1:24:281:24:36

Maplin employes 2500 staff and has

200 shops but has made losses

1:24:371:24:40

for the past few years.

1:24:401:24:44

Toys "R" Us employs around 3000

workers and if you go to any town or

1:24:441:24:48

shopping centre you will see these.

1:24:481:24:49

They are big names and they both

have the same problem, they owe a

1:24:491:24:53

lot of money and they have not got

the cash to pay off those debts.

1:24:531:24:56

Toys "R" Us had a deadline from

yesterday to pay a £15 million VAT

1:24:561:25:00

bill.

1:25:001:25:01

They have a parent company

and they were hoping that that would

1:25:011:25:03

help them, or they would have

to sell the business.

1:25:031:25:06

It looks like neither

of those options have come

1:25:061:25:08

to fruition.

1:25:081:25:16

They both have a similar problem in

why they have cash problems that is

1:25:181:25:23

because they haven't kept up with

how we buy and how we spend our

1:25:231:25:28

money. Times have changed and Toys

"R" Us are still huge out of town

1:25:281:25:34

stores, they don't have the presence

on local high street. And we don't

1:25:341:25:38

buy in that way, we buy more in

convenience stores and they have

1:25:381:25:43

suffered from that. So it doesn't

mean, they have thousands of people

1:25:431:25:48

working for them, it doesn't mean

they will close their doors

1:25:481:25:51

tomorrow.

1:25:511:25:59

tomorrow. They have been trying to

restructure, so some stores are

1:25:591:26:02

closing, but what they will be

looking for is for somebody to buy

1:26:021:26:04

them. If they go into

Administration, they will be looking

1:26:041:26:08

to sell.

1:26:081:26:12

One main story on Breakfast this

morning, it is the cold-weather. We

1:26:121:26:18

will have the details in the next

few minutes. We have a weather

1:26:181:26:23

forecast from Carol as often as

possible and we will try to keep you

1:26:231:26:27

updated on School closures and out

on the roads. It is quite brutal,

1:26:271:26:34

-11, -12 in places. So do take care.

1:26:341:26:37

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

1:26:371:30:05

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

1:30:071:30:11

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

1:30:111:30:15

The UK is waking up to another

morning of freezing temperatures

1:30:151:30:18

and snow as this week of unusually

cold weather continues.

1:30:181:30:21

There's already been

major travel distruption,

1:30:211:30:24

but forecasters say the worst is yet

to come, with amber and yellow

1:30:241:30:28

warnings for ice and snow in place

until the weekend.

1:30:281:30:36

One of the worst affected areas is

Glasgow and Catriona Renton has been

1:30:391:30:44

there for us. Tell us what is going

on.

As you can see, it is very

1:30:441:30:49

blustery at the moment and we are

getting snow showers coming on and

1:30:491:30:53

off and it has been happening all

night. Several inches of snow have

1:30:531:30:57

fallen across large parts of the

country and they are affected by an

1:30:571:31:04

amber weather warning. In Scotland

it is at its highest level for an

1:31:041:31:09

amber warning, the worst that has

been seen for a while in Scotland.

1:31:091:31:15

For those of us who have made it in

this morning the weather conditions

1:31:151:31:20

have been treacherous on the roads.

The main route between Scotland and

1:31:201:31:25

England has problems on it, the

Forth Road Bridge is closed for high

1:31:251:31:29

winds. It is dangerous out there and

the advice from the police is if you

1:31:291:31:34

have to travel, take extra care.

They are urging people not to travel

1:31:341:31:38

if they can possibly avoid it in

these amber affected areas. Trains

1:31:381:31:44

are affected and Glasgow airport has

suspended operations at the moment

1:31:441:31:48

while they try and clear the runway.

The big story is for schoolchildren,

1:31:481:31:54

15 council areas are closing schools

and tens of thousands of children

1:31:541:32:00

affected. You can keep up-to-date on

our website which areas are

1:32:001:32:04

affected.

Katrina is in the middle

of one of those amber warning areas

1:32:041:32:11

and we can go to the North York

Moors because Phil is in another

1:32:111:32:14

one. Steady as you go on the roads

today, isn't it?

Yes, that is right.

1:32:141:32:22

We drove in at 5am this morning and

the conditions were horrendous. Our

1:32:221:32:28

broadcast truck struggled to get

here as quickly as we had hoped.

1:32:281:32:35

Cars are making their way gingerly

along this road. This is the main

1:32:351:32:39

route between Scarborough and

Pickering. If you pan round to the

1:32:391:32:46

right, there are some big trucks

coming through and that should

1:32:461:32:48

hopefully make the road surface a

bit better to travel on. But the

1:32:481:32:55

moment they come through we have

another snowfall and that

1:32:551:32:59

exacerbates the problem further.

Local people tell me they think we

1:32:591:33:03

had about six centimetres of snow

last night in this village and with

1:33:031:33:06

more forecast it will create more

problems. It is below zero at the

1:33:061:33:12

moment. The wind calculation for the

wind chill is about minus four and

1:33:121:33:19

the wind speed is about 14 knots and

we think that is -12 in terms of the

1:33:191:33:25

wind-chill factor. It really does

cut you in half. Local people say

1:33:251:33:30

they have got a stoical, Yorkshire

view on this and they will keep on

1:33:301:33:35

struggling through. Hundreds of

schools shut yesterday and we are

1:33:351:33:39

expecting more to be shut in

Yorkshire and the north-east today.

1:33:391:33:44

More information about school

closures in a moment. It is -20 in

1:33:441:33:49

Norway at the moment. They had

somebody on saying what you do when

1:33:491:33:52

it is that cold. A layer of socks, a

plastic bag and then another layer

1:33:521:33:59

of socks. It stops your feet from

getting damp and it traps the

1:33:591:34:04

temperature in as well. That could

be the secret. If you want to try

1:34:041:34:07

that, let us know.

Also with school closures, more than

1:34:071:34:14

200 in Suffolk are closed. Sapphic

please say travel only if it is

1:34:141:34:20

essential. 250 closed in Norfolk,

more than 400 in Scotland. 170 in

1:34:201:34:27

Essex are close. CTC, Greater

Anglia, London Overground, ScotRail,

1:34:271:34:35

South Western Railway, said Eastern,

Stansted express have all reported

1:34:351:34:39

delays and cancellations. There is a

lot going on. Stay with us. We will

1:34:391:34:45

keep you up to date. There will be

more information for your individual

1:34:451:34:50

areas when we go to the news where

you are. And we will have a full

1:34:501:34:55

weather forecast at 7:45am, and it

is not just here.

1:34:551:34:59

is not just here.

1:34:591:35:01

The Siberian cold has brought heavy

snow to all corners of Europe.

1:35:011:35:04

Record snowfall and sub-zero

temperatures paralysed parts

1:35:041:35:05

of Croatia, causing havoc

on the highways and leading

1:35:051:35:08

to the evacuation several villages.

1:35:081:35:09

And here we can see the depth

of the snowfall in Bosnia.

1:35:091:35:12

In Bulgaria, villages were left

without electricity and schools

1:35:121:35:15

were closed in several areas.

1:35:151:35:17

But some of the iciest conditions

were reported in Italy -

1:35:171:35:20

with Rome seeing snow

for the first time in six years.

1:35:201:35:28

The Siberian bite is affecting all

parts of Europe.

1:35:281:35:31

The Siberian bite is affecting

all parts of Europe.

1:35:311:35:37

And there is other news!

1:35:371:35:43

The EU's chief negotiator Michel

Barnier will publish the first draft

1:35:461:35:53

of the Brexit document today. It

comes hours after a leaked letter

1:35:531:35:57

from the Foreign Secretary caused a

new row over the issue of the border

1:35:571:36:00

with Ireland. And a couple of big

high street names could be on the

1:36:001:36:07

brink of collapse with both Toys "R"

Us and Maplin trying to find buyers.

1:36:071:36:11

The struggling retailers are

understood to have put

1:36:111:36:16

administrators on stand-by after

failing to secure a rescue deal.

1:36:161:36:20

Toys "R" Us have about 3000 workers

and Maplin has about 2500 members of

1:36:201:36:26

staff.

1:36:261:36:31

The public's satisfaction

with the NHS has seen a sharp

1:36:371:36:39

decline over the last year,

with our opinion of GP

1:36:391:36:42

services at its lowest level

since records began.

1:36:421:36:44

The latest British Social

Attitudes survey of 3,000

1:36:441:36:46

people across England,

Wales and Scotland found that

1:36:461:36:47

almost a third of respondents

were unhappy with the NHS,

1:36:471:36:50

with prolonged waiting

times being cited as one

1:36:501:36:52

of the main concerns.

1:36:521:36:57

Meghan Markle will join her fiance

Prince Harry alongside the Duke

1:36:571:36:59

and Duchess of Cambridge later

as the four carry out their first

1:36:591:37:02

official engagement together.

1:37:021:37:03

They'll be discussing the work

of The Royal Foundation,

1:37:031:37:06

the organisation behind

the Heads Together mental health

1:37:061:37:08

campaign, United for Wildlife

and the Invictus Games.

1:37:081:37:09

Meghan will become the fourth patron

of the charity after marrying

1:37:091:37:12

Prince Harry in May.

1:37:121:37:20

You are watching breakfast. How are

you doing?

1:37:231:37:30

Some people are just getting on with

it. In Yorkshire people are being

1:37:311:37:36

very stoic. And in Swansea they were

handing out cups of tea and coffee

1:37:361:37:41

last night. Yes, interesting. The

club decided because it was so cold

1:37:411:37:48

they would give out tea and coffee

to warm them up.

1:37:481:37:52

That is nice. If you are sat in the

cold for a couple of hours watching

1:37:521:37:58

football, yes.

1:37:581:37:58

football, yes.

1:37:581:38:00

They reached the quarter-finals

for the first time in 54 years

1:38:001:38:03

with a 2-0 win at

the Liberty Stadium,

1:38:031:38:05

Nathan Dyer with a cheeky

nutmeg for their second.

1:38:051:38:07

Tottenham or Rochdale

await in the next round,

1:38:071:38:09

they play their replay

at Wembley tonight.

1:38:091:38:11

If it was cold in Swansea last

night, take a look at the conditions

1:38:111:38:14

Peterbrough had to deal with.

1:38:141:38:15

As snow storms hit with minutes

of their league one match

1:38:151:38:23

with Walsall remaining,

defender Steven Taylor grabbed

1:38:241:38:25

a shovel to clear parts

of the pitch to stop the match

1:38:251:38:28

from being abnandoned.

1:38:281:38:29

And it worked as they

held on for the win.

1:38:291:38:34

They played on and cleared the

lines.

Did he do it right?

I think

1:38:341:38:42

it was pretty accurate. Some furious

brushing there. A bit like curling!

1:38:421:38:47

A bit like curling!

1:38:471:38:48

The gap at the top of

the Scottish Premiership

1:38:481:38:51

is down to six points,

after second-placed Rangers

1:38:511:38:53

beat St Johnstone 4-1,

Alfredo Morelos rounding things off.

1:38:531:38:55

Leaders Celtic can pull away

again tonight though -

1:38:551:38:57

they play Dundee.

1:38:571:38:59

The England Women's manager

Phil Nevellie believes his critics

1:38:591:39:01

are waiting for him to fail.

1:39:011:39:03

He wasn't on the FA's initial

shortlist for the job,

1:39:031:39:06

then a day after his appointment

he had to apologise for past

1:39:061:39:09

tweets about women.

1:39:091:39:11

He takes charge of his first match

in the She Believes Cup

1:39:111:39:14

against France in Ohio on Thursday.

1:39:141:39:18

I don't think I should be judged

solely on this tournament.

1:39:181:39:21

There are probably people out

there who probably want me to lose

1:39:211:39:23

all three games and be

told, "I told you so".

1:39:231:39:26

But ultimately, I've got

a four-year contract,

1:39:261:39:29

I've got the backing of Sue Campbell

and Dan Ashworth of the FA board,

1:39:291:39:34

so they have invested a lot in me

and I see this as a long-term

1:39:341:39:39

project, not just

the next three games.

1:39:391:39:47

Ben Stokes is back in

England's One Day side

1:39:471:39:55

and making his prescence felt this

morning as they look

1:39:561:39:58

to beat New Zealand.

1:39:581:39:59

They've won only two of their six

matches in February so far

1:39:591:40:02

but could be on course for victory -

they need 244 to win and they're

1:40:021:40:06

192-4 after 18 overs.

1:40:061:40:09

Captain Eoin Morgan and Jonny

Bairstow got into the runs,

1:40:091:40:11

but Bairstow has just

been caught out.

1:40:111:40:13

It's brought Ben Stokes

out to the crease.

1:40:131:40:17

He has just reached half a century.

1:40:171:40:22

Cyclists Laura and Jason Kenny

are back competing later today.

1:40:221:40:24

Let's hope they had a good night's

sleep because they've

1:40:241:40:26

taken their six-month-old baby Albie

1:40:261:40:28

with them to the Track Cycling World

1:40:281:40:29

Championships in the Netherlands.

1:40:291:40:30

Instead of staying in the team

hotel, they've taken up residence

1:40:301:40:33

in a city apartment,

along with the grandparents

1:40:331:40:36

who will help out with childcare.

1:40:361:40:39

The Kennys are two of seven Olympic

champions in the British team.

1:40:391:40:46

Great to see them back. She was

training after six weeks after

1:40:461:40:51

having her first child.

Good on her.

1:40:511:40:52

Good on her.

1:40:521:40:54

November this year will mark

100 years since the end

1:40:541:40:56

of the First World War.

1:40:561:40:57

Remembrance events will take place

around the world but organisers face

1:40:571:41:00

a challenge of connecting

new generations to those

1:41:001:41:02

who lost their lives a century ago.

1:41:021:41:04

Later this year silhouettes

representing fallen soldiers

1:41:041:41:07

will appear around the country.

1:41:071:41:09

It's been inspired by the success

of another striking

1:41:091:41:12

remembrance project from 2014,

as our correspondent

1:41:121:41:13

Robert Hall reports.

1:41:131:41:21

The tower of London, 2014, a wave of

scarlet flowing around the ancient

1:41:211:41:29

walls. Every one of nearly 900,000

ceramic poppies representing the

1:41:291:41:35

British colonial servicemen who died

in the four-year conflict. The

1:41:351:41:38

installation was called blood swept

lands and season of red and it made

1:41:381:41:43

a real collection with the public.

An estimated 5 million people came

1:41:431:41:48

here and many bought a poppy as

their own tribute to the fallen. For

1:41:481:41:52

any of us is the only real links

with past conflicts can be found in

1:41:521:41:57

our cemeteries or war memorials,

names from so long ago that it is

1:41:571:42:01

very difficult for today's

generations to make a connection.

1:42:011:42:05

But what if these men could return

to their cities, towns and villages?

1:42:051:42:17

This is Penshurst in Kent. 51 of the

men from this tiny village who

1:42:171:42:22

volunteered to fight in the First

World War never came home.

1:42:221:42:29

World War never came home. And yet

here they sit, ghostly figures in

1:42:301:42:34

the pews, a powerful, physical

presence.

It is about bringing them

1:42:341:42:38

back into their community, how they

lived.

Martin Barrett believes this

1:42:381:42:46

installation can inspire other

communities across the UK.

This is

1:42:461:42:50

about physically trying to get them

back into the village psyche. When

1:42:501:42:55

the schoolchildren come in here and

see the 50 names sitting on the pews

1:42:551:42:59

they identify with these people and

when they see where they live, just

1:42:591:43:03

up the hill, or they were in the

choir, they can really identify with

1:43:031:43:07

this.

Villagers have been fascinated

by the idea of taking the last of

1:43:071:43:12

the memorials and now the government

has agreed to help fund more

1:43:121:43:16

installations like this one. But

other figures have sprung up to

1:43:161:43:21

date, linking past with the present,

as the Armistice centenary

1:43:211:43:27

approaches they want us to remember

them in different ways and in doing

1:43:271:43:31

so raise funds to help those who

have been scarred by more recent

1:43:311:43:36

conflicts. In Kent are veterans have

helped to create an army of Tommy

1:43:361:43:40

's, which like the poppies of the

tower, will be available to all of

1:43:401:43:44

us.

The importance of the Tommy

project is huge. My family has quite

1:43:441:43:50

a lot of military. My grandad and

great uncle were in the First World

1:43:501:43:54

War. I always think of them.

In

places of worship, in schools and

1:43:541:44:02

public buildings, wherever people

gathered to remember, the past can

1:44:021:44:06

become more real.

There is something

very fitting that this should come

1:44:061:44:10

at the end of four years. It brings

it back to the homely and the local

1:44:101:44:15

and that works very well.

Robert

Hall, BBC News, Kent.

1:44:151:44:20

Robert Hall, BBC News, Kent.

1:44:201:44:24

Another brilliant idea.

1:44:241:44:25

Another brilliant idea.

1:44:251:44:27

You can see one of these

figures, known as Tommies,

1:44:271:44:29

outside the studio next

to the Imperial War Museum

1:44:291:44:31

North on Salford Quays.

1:44:311:44:35

This is the little figurine, the

silhouette outside the Imperial War

1:44:351:44:41

Museum. It is striking when you see

them in various parts of the UK.

1:44:411:44:48

One of those leading the project

is the former head of the Army,

1:44:481:44:51

General The Lord Dannatt.

1:44:511:44:59

This is really important.

Why?

We

are now 100 years on from the First

1:45:011:45:07

World War and 2018 is 100 before we

entered it. It is really important

1:45:071:45:21

that we remember that people have

lost their lives, that we

1:45:211:45:24

commemorate those who have served

and lost their lives. It is also

1:45:241:45:28

important we educate the younger

generation that these wars, we never

1:45:281:45:33

want to repeat that kind of tragedy.

The consequence of that war and

1:45:331:45:37

other wars and recent consequences,

we have got lots of young people

1:45:371:45:43

with mental health issues. The third

objective is to contribute raising

1:45:431:45:45

money to help here the hidden and

mental wounds of those who have

1:45:451:45:49

served.

1:45:491:45:54

It is a powerful image. The parties

outside the tower were amazing, are

1:45:541:46:04

you hoping to have a similar impact

with these?

We are. The thing is,

1:46:041:46:10

the parties in the tower, on first

look it looked like an army. But

1:46:101:46:16

then each party represented a life

lost and family shattered. We have

1:46:161:46:23

taken the names of the memorials and

brought them to people'shomes. In

1:46:231:46:31

the centenary year at the end of the

First World War, it could be someone

1:46:311:46:36

from your village, take the name off

the wall associated with the Tommy

1:46:361:46:41

and then becomes personal to all us.

In the same way those copies were

1:46:411:46:47

sold in bitterly to raise money,

these will be available?

They are.

1:46:471:46:56

Go on the website and they are there

to be bored. Part of the proceeds

1:46:561:46:59

will be going to a number of service

charities, including the Royal

1:46:591:47:10

foundation Heads Together programme.

I want to talk about your experience

1:47:101:47:16

over the years, talking about mental

health, talking about raising money

1:47:161:47:20

for people affected by it,

particularly. Has there been a

1:47:201:47:23

change in the way we approach that

and is it good?

It is good. The

1:47:231:47:31

traditional military way of dealing

things when things weren't right in

1:47:311:47:34

your head, you buckled down and you

thought, we can sort this out. But

1:47:341:47:40

mental health issues, like any other

illness, you get a Fifa, you get a

1:47:401:47:45

cold, you put your hand up and you

get treated. With mental health, you

1:47:451:47:52

have to say, something isn't right.

There is a 24-hour helpline.

I did

1:47:521:48:03

see that. Anybody who is serving can

ring up and say, I have got a

1:48:031:48:08

problem.

It is easier to bring

someone up

1:48:081:48:16

someone up and - van Gogh to someone

in your regiment.

Is there a change

1:48:161:48:22

of culture as well, in the same way?

It is like turning a big tanker, it

1:48:221:48:29

takes time. It takes time for

individuals to say to their mates, I

1:48:291:48:34

am not feeling right, I am going to

see the doctor. Also the chain of

1:48:341:48:38

command, if they understand somebody

has a mental health problem and they

1:48:381:48:43

get treated for it, it shouldn't

affect their career at adversity.

1:48:431:48:48

That is why this third macro --

There But Not There programme

1:48:481:48:56

understands that years ago, many of

them ran away and they shot a lot of

1:48:561:49:02

them. But we want to recognise it

earlier and help people so they can

1:49:021:49:09

go on serving the nation.

There will

be one in Edinburgh, Tower of

1:49:091:49:16

London, Giants call is way and there

is this one outside the Imperial War

1:49:161:49:22

Museum as well. I am sure many

people will be interested already

1:49:221:49:25

and hopefully have a bit more

information. You saw the dusting of

1:49:251:49:31

snow outside the Imperial War

Museum, there is quite a bit more.

1:49:311:49:40

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

1:49:401:49:46

We have got some figures, 13

centimetres currently of lying snow

1:49:501:49:53

in Cumbria. Ten centimetres in

Cambridge, five centimetres of lying

1:49:531:50:02

snow in Glasgow. More snow in the

forecast today. Not all others will

1:50:021:50:06

see it, some will see a dry day some

will have sunny spells. But we have

1:50:061:50:15

an amber, be prepared warning issued

by the Met office. First of all

1:50:151:50:20

across northern, Easton, central and

southern Scotland, North East

1:50:201:50:24

England and parts of Cumbria. It is

valid until 6pm tomorrow evening. We

1:50:241:50:29

could see a further five to ten

centimetres. Further south across

1:50:291:50:35

parts of the South East, this one is

valid until 10am this morning. The

1:50:351:50:41

snow has already been falling and by

the time it expires we could see an

1:50:411:50:45

extra five and ten centimetres of

lying snow. The snow will pile in

1:50:451:50:50

across the North and all the areas I

have mentioned, on a strong, cold

1:50:501:50:55

wind. Snow showers coming in across

the Midlands, the south-east towards

1:50:551:50:59

Wales. We will see further snow

showers, some heavy ones getting in

1:50:591:51:05

across southern part of Devon,

Cornwall and Dorset. This is what

1:51:051:51:10

the thermometer might tell you what

the temperatures will be but this is

1:51:101:51:13

how it will feel when you out on the

wind-chill. Minus 11, minus 12 in

1:51:131:51:18

parts of the North and also in parts

of the South. That is brutally cold

1:51:181:51:26

and you will have to wrap up warmly

if you are going out. Overnight, we

1:51:261:51:31

continue with the snow coming in in

areas covered by the amber warning.

1:51:311:51:36

Further south, drier conditions and

snow showers across parts of the

1:51:361:51:40

south-west. Some of them getting

into the West and it will be another

1:51:401:51:44

cold night in prospect, with the

risk of ice on untreated surfaces.

1:51:441:51:49

Tomorrow, we off with another amber

weather warning in the areas we are

1:51:491:51:55

looking at today. We have another

one coming in across the south-west

1:51:551:51:59

and also Wales. These areas could

change because we have storm coming

1:51:591:52:03

up from the Bay of Biscay and

Iberia. There is a lot of moisture

1:52:031:52:08

and tangled in this and as it

entangles the cold air of southern

1:52:081:52:12

counties of England and Wales, it

will fall as snow. All it takes is

1:52:121:52:16

for this to drift a little bit

further east or a little bit further

1:52:161:52:20

west and the areas might change. If

we look at that in graphical form,

1:52:201:52:25

the snow will come up through

southern counties this morning and

1:52:251:52:28

it will be pushing steadily

northwards. We think the areas most

1:52:281:52:33

likely to see heavy snow across

Wales and south-west England, but I

1:52:331:52:37

stress, this could change. It could

clip the to call -- capital on its

1:52:371:52:45

journey towards Northern Ireland. We

still have areas covered by the

1:52:451:52:48

weather warning in the north and the

north-east. More snow for you. In

1:52:481:52:54

between, there will be drier bits

but it will be bitterly cold. Minus

1:52:541:52:59

11 with a strong wind-chill. As we

head into Friday, more snow on the

1:52:591:53:04

cards, still connected by storm

Emma, still windy and a significant

1:53:041:53:09

wind-chill.

1:53:091:53:10

We have a message from Caerphilly

Council, they have done this with a

1:53:141:53:24

sense of humour, but it is a serious

point. They say stay safe by walking

1:53:241:53:30

like a penguin. Dan, you have

volunteered to walk like a penguin.

1:53:301:53:35

I shall be upstanding. You need to

keep your knees lose. Penguins do

1:53:351:53:42

have knees, I checked. Extend your

arms to the side to keep balanced.

1:53:421:53:48

Widen your feet slightly and walk.

Little steps like this? Possibly, I

1:53:481:53:53

think you could do it in a more

relaxed manager. Steps might be an

1:53:531:53:59

issue.

Can penguins do steps? I haven't got

1:53:591:54:03

any instructions for stats. We spoke

to a doctor earlier and she said,

1:54:031:54:09

where the right shoes. She talked

about somebody who had gone out in

1:54:091:54:14

their slippers and slipped over.

This is the tweet and lots of people

1:54:141:54:19

talking about their name as well.

Walk like a penguin. Take care if

1:54:191:54:26

you are on your bike.

Just be careful.

1:54:261:54:33

The average cost of childcare

for under twos is up 7pc,

1:54:331:54:40

The average cost of childcare

for under twos is up 7%,

1:54:401:54:47

while government subsidies reduce

costs for three and four year olds.

1:54:471:54:49

Steph's been looking into this.

1:54:491:54:50

The average cost for a part time

nursery place for a child under two

1:54:501:54:54

years old has risen to £6,300

according to the Family

1:54:541:54:58

and Childcare Trust's annual survey.

1:54:581:55:00

It's tough on working parents,

as we found out when we spoke

1:55:001:55:03

to some at the Kids Mix after school

club at the English

1:55:031:55:06

Martyrs Primary School.

1:55:061:55:08

It's quite a big chunk

of your salary that gets taken

1:55:081:55:12

into childcare so in some essence

you are paying, going back to work

1:55:121:55:15

just to pay for your childcare.

1:55:151:55:16

Over the years it has

increased significantly.

1:55:161:55:19

A necessary evil I would say.

1:55:191:55:21

Incredibly expensive.

1:55:211:55:27

More than a mortgage

for the best part four years.

1:55:271:55:32

With this particular nursery,

the price is quite reasonable,

1:55:321:55:36

but when you speak to other friends

and colleagues, the amount

1:55:361:55:38

they pay is just ridiculous.

1:55:381:55:43

Oh, it goes up, every year

there is this incremental,

1:55:431:55:46

so I've had to just cope with that.

1:55:461:55:50

To try make sense of it all,

we can talk to Purnima Tanuke,

1:55:501:55:54

CEO of the National Day Nurseries

Association.

1:55:541:56:02

Good morning. This is a rise of six

or 7%, why is it going up?

It

1:56:021:56:08

includes a number of things, the

cost of living is about 3%, but most

1:56:081:56:13

of the nurseries have huge business

costs, business rates, the National

1:56:131:56:18

living wage has gone up, enrolment

into pensions, so their costs are

1:56:181:56:23

rising continuously. But the

government only gives nursery is an

1:56:231:56:28

average of £4 50 to deliver

high-quality care. So they are

1:56:281:56:33

making huge losses on the

three-year-olds and four-year-old

1:56:331:56:35

child care. They had to make up the

funding somewhere so the children

1:56:351:56:41

under three, the parents are picking

up the cost. It is not free

1:56:411:56:46

childcare, it is subsidised.

The

costs are going up for some parents

1:56:461:56:50

are not for others, so why is that?

Parents of three and four-year-old

1:56:501:56:56

children, the government has

introduced 30 hours free childcare.

1:56:561:57:00

There is a limited amount of funding

they are passing it on to nurseries.

1:57:001:57:05

As a result, nurseries are making

losses. So for the 30 hours,

1:57:051:57:11

preparing can claim 30 hours

subsidised childcare, but if they

1:57:111:57:15

purchase any extra hours, they will

have to be costed at the normal

1:57:151:57:19

rate, which is costing them to

deliver. There is a huge crisis out

1:57:191:57:24

there in terms of the 30 hour

policy. So the children under three

1:57:241:57:28

are picking up this policy in terms

of paying for the cost of childcare.

1:57:281:57:34

Do you think childcare is affordable

these days?

It is for parents of

1:57:341:57:39

three and four-year-olds, because

they actually get the tax free

1:57:391:57:43

childcare as well as the 30 hours.

Where it becomes unaffordable it is

1:57:431:57:47

for younger children.

1:57:471:57:54

for younger children. That is when

parents struggle.

That is a worry

1:57:541:57:55

for your members because if people

cannot afford it, they will not put

1:57:551:58:01

their children in nurseries?

One of

the biggest issues that came out of

1:58:011:58:05

the report is we need more childcare

places. There are plenty chat of

1:58:051:58:09

childcare places. Nurseries are

limiting the places they are

1:58:091:58:17

offering because they cannot afford

to offer more places. But they

1:58:171:58:21

cannot do is make more losses, so

there are childcare places available

1:58:211:58:26

but the government needs to look at

the whole policy and invest more

1:58:261:58:29

into that hourly rate.

Interesting,

thank you for your time this

1:58:291:58:34

morning. I am sure of people

thoughts on it, so get

1:58:342:02:00

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

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Temperatures plunge

to minus 11 as the Beast

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from the East tightens its grip.

2:02:102:02:14

This is Scotland now where hundreds

of schools are closed and commuters

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are facing major travel disruption.

2:02:172:02:22

This is the scene in

Thornton-Le-Dale in

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the North York Moors.

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You can see that the cars are making

their way very carefully.

2:02:312:02:37

This was the scene on the M1

outside Leeds around an ago

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and the forecast's set to get worse.

2:02:392:02:43

For some of us once again, we're

under a net of this amber weather

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warning for further snow in Scotland

and the south-east, five to ten

2:02:512:02:59

sentiment is coming your way, and

the additional hazard of ice, but

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not all of us will see some snow.

The full round-up in 15 minutes.

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Good morning, it's Wednesday

the 28th of February.

2:03:172:03:21

Also this morning:

2:03:212:03:22

Downing Street insists there'll be

no hard border in Ireland as the EU

2:03:222:03:27

prepares to unveil its plan

for life after Brexit.

2:03:272:03:32

Toys R Us is on the brink

of administration as it's unable

2:03:322:03:35

to pay back its debts.

2:03:352:03:36

More than 3,200 job are at risk.

2:03:362:03:38

I'll have the details shortly.

2:03:382:03:42

And the ghostly sillouettes that

are appearing across the UK to mark

2:03:422:03:45

a hundred years since the end

of the Great War.

2:03:452:03:53

This is outside of the Imperial War

Missy north of this morning.

2:03:532:03:57

In sport, Ben Stokes shows the fire

England have been missing.

2:03:572:04:00

He puts in a man of the match

performance as the tourists beat

2:04:002:04:03

New Zealand to level

their one day series.

2:04:032:04:06

Good morning.

2:04:062:04:09

The UK is waking up to another

morning of freezing conditions

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after temperatures

fell to minus-eleven

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in some areas overnight.

2:04:142:04:16

The cold weather has already

caused major distruption,

2:04:162:04:18

but forecasters say the worst is yet

to come, with warnings

2:04:182:04:22

in place until the weekend.

2:04:222:04:27

Here's our correspondent

Jon Donnison with more.

2:04:272:04:30

The so-called "beast from the East"

has already left much of Britain

2:04:302:04:33

under a blanket of snow.

2:04:332:04:36

The satellite images showed just how

fast the cold snap has moved

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in over the last 24 hours.

2:04:392:04:43

This is Kent, which has

received some of the worst

2:04:432:04:45

of the weather so far.

2:04:452:04:48

The National police air service

captured the shock of the snow

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slowly edging over central London.

2:04:522:04:56

On the ground it has been a much

less pretty picture for drivers,

2:04:562:04:59

with the police reporting scores

of accidents across the country.

2:04:592:05:03

Today again conditions on the roads

are expected to be treacherous.

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Weather warnings for ice and snow

are in place for much of the UK.

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They are expected to

remain until the weekend.

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Yorkshire and the North East have

seen some of the heaviest snowfall.

2:05:162:05:24

With more expected today, many

schools are likely to stay closed.

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When I was younger the snow

was thicker and we still

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managed to get to school.

2:05:312:05:32

I think it is the teachers

who can't get in.

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That is the problem in this area

because of the outlying villages

2:05:342:05:37

that the teachers come from.

2:05:372:05:41

For Britain's homeless,

this is in central London,

2:05:412:05:45

it was another tough night,

temperatures down to -10

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in some parts and feeling

much colder in the wind.

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The elderly too are vulnerable.

2:05:522:05:55

In Hull extra staff at meals

on wheels services are being brought

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in to deliver hot food.

2:05:582:06:01

I can't get out to get

meals and things.

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So it's just wonderful.

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The only complaint I have

got is they never bring

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you a drop of brandy!

2:06:102:06:14

And over the next few days

that might be needed.

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Forecasters say they expect no letup

in the freezing weather

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until at least the weekend.

2:06:202:06:23

Jon Donnison, BBC News.

2:06:232:06:28

We can see a serious issue is being

caused, let's go to Glasgow this

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morning where it's been snowing on

and off for several hours. Tell us

2:06:352:06:39

about the impact.

It's really

called! Let me tell you that. This

2:06:392:06:46

would normally be rush-hour in the

middle of it, and it is eerily quiet

2:06:462:06:50

here in Glasgow. The city has more

or less ground to a halt as big a

2:06:502:06:54

dish and have got worse and worse.

That is the picture across most of

2:06:542:07:00

the country where that amber warning

is in place. First of all let's talk

2:07:002:07:04

about the traffic, the roads are

terrible, white out conditions on

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the 74, the main route between

Scotland and England. Queues on the

2:07:092:07:16

M8, the Forth Road bridge is closed

so there is chaos across the central

2:07:162:07:20

belt. The advice is to not drive if

you can possibly avoid it. We can

2:07:202:07:24

all vouch for that, those of us

driving in this morning have its

2:07:242:07:29

parents to some pretty awful

conditions, things we have not

2:07:292:07:31

really seen in a long time. --

experienced some awful conditions.

2:07:312:07:38

Tens of thousands of school children

will have the day off as most of the

2:07:382:07:46

schools are closed today.

Go and put

some gloves on! Thank you!

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I don't fit she's got anywhere near

enough clothes on! Phil is in

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Thornton-Le-Dale, you are seriously

layered up, well done!

I tell you, I

2:08:002:08:05

am mighty cold. That wind is biting

and we think it about -12 wind-chill

2:08:052:08:11

here in Thornton-Le-Dale. Talking

about the school closures, several

2:08:112:08:18

hundred schools across the

north-east were closed yesterday,

2:08:182:08:20

more than 100 in Yorkshire alone.

The local village school here in

2:08:202:08:25

Thornton-Le-Dale is closing today,

so the kids have got a day off in

2:08:252:08:28

the snow. We haven't seen to many of

them yet, they have been having a

2:08:282:08:35

lion. This is the main road, and

traffic is negotiating it gingerly.

2:08:352:08:42

We have seen critters coming

through, the snowploughs come

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through and then we have snow

falling again. It is just falling

2:08:452:08:51

again and then we have spelt of

respite, but still cold. The advice

2:08:512:08:57

if you are heading out today in the

northern areas, north-east coast and

2:08:572:09:01

Yorkshire, take extra care and allow

plenty of time for your journey

2:09:012:09:05

because conditions are worse than

they were this time yesterday.

Thank

2:09:052:09:10

you very much. We will keep you

up-to-date, Carol is talking about

2:09:102:09:15

the weather continuing and another

storm on the way.

2:09:152:09:21

The European Union's chief

negotiator will publish the first

2:09:212:09:23

draft of the EU Brexit Treaty today.

2:09:232:09:26

The document is expected

to focus on Northern Ireland

2:09:262:09:29

and any future role

for the European Court of Justice.

2:09:292:09:33

It comes hours after a leaked letter

from the Foreign Secretary caused

2:09:332:09:36

a new row over the issue

of the border with Ireland.

2:09:362:09:39

Our Europe reporter

Adam Flemming is in Brussels.

2:09:392:09:47

You described this as Christmas?

Yes, for Brexit geeks, this is a

2:09:492:09:55

really big day. This is going to be

the first draft of the document that

2:09:552:09:59

will eventually become the Brexit

treaty which Theresa May will sign

2:09:592:10:04

at some point which will take the UK

out of the EU. These are the terms

2:10:042:10:08

under which this will happen. It's a

first draft, produced by the Brexit

2:10:082:10:13

negotiators at the European

Commission, led by Michel Barnier.

2:10:132:10:16

The diplomats from the 27 remaining

EU countries are about to see it for

2:10:162:10:20

a first time, they can make

potential changes and then it'll

2:10:202:10:24

have to be put in front of the UK in

negotiating session and the UK will

2:10:242:10:29

be able to take it and shape it and

tweak the bits that it doesn't like.

2:10:292:10:33

Today the focus will be on Northern

Ireland, because this document is

2:10:332:10:37

going to focus on what's called

option C, the government's least

2:10:372:10:42

favourite option about what to do

for Northern Ireland and the most

2:10:422:10:46

controversial one, although it will

mention the other options that the

2:10:462:10:50

government prefers. Expect a few

mentions of the European Court of

2:10:502:10:53

Justice, that's what the EU wants to

oversee this treaty when it's done,

2:10:532:10:57

the UK doesn't agree and they have

not been able to reach, my son that

2:10:572:11:00

yet.

Thank -- reach a compromise on

that yet.

2:11:002:11:08

The public's satisfaction

with the NHS has seen a sharp

2:11:082:11:10

decline over the last year,

with our opinion of GP

2:11:102:11:12

services at its lowest level

since records began.

2:11:122:11:14

The latest British Social Attitudes

survey of three thousand

2:11:142:11:16

people across England,

Wales and Scotland, found that

2:11:162:11:18

almost a third of respondents

were unhappy with the NHS

2:11:182:11:21

with prolonged waiting

times being cited as one

2:11:212:11:23

of the main concerns.

2:11:232:11:28

When so many of us were told to stay

indoors yesterday, radio one's Greg

2:11:282:11:34

James did this, cycling 100 miles to

compete day to of his Sport Relief

2:11:342:11:40

challenge. You called

2:11:402:11:48

challenge. You called it a

Gregathlon, look at this. I find it

2:11:502:11:53

challenging cycling in the rain but

he cycles in the snow. He is

2:11:532:12:00

climbing the three highest mountains

in the UK, cycling the 500 miles

2:12:002:12:05

between them in five days, he has

raised £133,000 so far. Hopefully he

2:12:052:12:11

will be able to go up Scott fell

Pike today and yesterday he had just

2:12:112:12:17

been pulled off last night because

it was too severe, the temperatures.

2:12:172:12:23

It's the worst possible weak to do

it.

Hopefully he'll be able to do it

2:12:232:12:27

at some point.

2:12:272:12:33

How many of the things you buy

at the supermarket come

2:12:332:12:34

in plastic packaging?

2:12:342:12:40

We are more aware of things like the

coconut being wrapped in plastic and

2:12:402:12:46

things in plastic trays.

2:12:462:12:48

As we all become more aware

of our environmental impact one

2:12:482:12:51

supermarket in the Netherlands

is piloting a plastic-free

2:12:512:12:53

aisle, with 700 products

wrapped in compostable

2:12:532:12:54

or sustainable packaging.

2:12:542:12:55

Dan Johnson's been to take a look.

2:12:552:12:58

All that shines is not

necessarily plastic.

2:12:582:13:02

It may look familiar,

but despite appearances,

2:13:022:13:04

everything on these shelves has been

wrapped in something else.

2:13:042:13:08

It is necessary, not just

for us but it's also

2:13:082:13:11

what the consumer wants.

2:13:112:13:13

What you want as a citizen,

what you want for your children

2:13:132:13:16

for the next generation,

so it should be just

2:13:162:13:18

as simple as that.

2:13:182:13:21

Are customers going to pay

more for these products

2:13:212:13:24

when they get to the till?

2:13:242:13:25

No.

2:13:252:13:27

British campaigners

are involved here.

2:13:272:13:29

And there is a call,

for our supermarkets to do more.

2:13:292:13:33

But remember the other view,

that plastic is a cheap, convenient

2:13:332:13:37

way of keeping our food fresh.

2:13:372:13:40

Plastic is the most resource

efficient material.

2:13:402:13:43

But there's so much plastic

in our supermarkets,

2:13:432:13:47

shouldn't they be taking a lead

to cut down the amount of packaging?

2:13:472:13:50

If you're trying to stop litter

going into the ocean,

2:13:502:13:53

it's not really the right solution

because the sort of things that

2:13:532:13:56

you store in your fridge

and your freezer are not the sort

2:13:562:13:59

of things that tend

to go in the ocean.

2:13:592:14:02

Most of the British supermarkets

to have targets for reducing plastic

2:14:022:14:06

packaging but we asked the major

chains if they had got plans

2:14:062:14:08

for an aisle like this

and none of them do.

2:14:082:14:16

We're joined now by

Bettina Maidment, who tries

2:14:172:14:19

to live plastic free,

and Molly Johnson, a retail analyst

2:14:192:14:22

who specialises in supermarkets.

2:14:222:14:30

Good morning to both of you.

You

have brought in some things? Yes,

2:14:302:14:36

shopping accessories.

What do you

set out to do?

So, I have set out to

2:14:362:14:40

try and live plastic free. Mainly

single use disposable plastics to

2:14:402:14:47

try and cut those out of my life.

Was it harder than you thought?

No,

2:14:472:14:53

it isn't actually. It has taken a

while to get to a stage where I know

2:14:532:15:01

what I'm doing. But it takes a bit

of preparation and that's it. I

2:15:012:15:05

haven't found it that hard, to be

honest.

So things like this?

I take

2:15:052:15:10

them to shops with me. The first

time you do it you feel... Can I put

2:15:102:15:15

-- can you put my cheese on my

Tupperware? But it saves them money.

2:15:152:15:20

My local deli offer 10% off if you

take in your own packaging. It is

2:15:202:15:26

win-win.

That's a personal choice,

some people refuse plastic bags and

2:15:262:15:31

you take it a step further. And in

supermarkets, we have seen these

2:15:312:15:36

plastic free I/O is being brought

in, is it feasible?

It is good to

2:15:362:15:43

see them cutting down on plastic

like coconuts and apples that are

2:15:432:15:47

wrapped in plastic -- aisles. But it

is difficult in the supply chain, to

2:15:472:15:54

implement these initiatives would be

very expensive. When we look at what

2:15:542:15:58

consumers really want, they are all

very much on board for becoming more

2:15:582:16:02

sustainable and environmentally

friendly but the main drivers of

2:16:022:16:05

spend is still price, convenience

and value. And ethical and

2:16:052:16:10

environmental issues don't come up

there in terms of purchasing.

We

2:16:102:16:13

have noticed over the last few weeks

and on blue planet two, there is a

2:16:132:16:24

fraction of customers willing to pay

a little more to guarantee that

2:16:242:16:30

there are changes, that single use

plastics are reduced by

2:16:302:16:33

supermarkets.

We have seen growth in

the amount of consumers who are

2:16:332:16:38

environmentally conscious and would

be willing to pay more but it is

2:16:382:16:42

still a significant minority.

Hopefully that will grow over time

2:16:422:16:45

and people become more aware, and

supermarkets make it easier for

2:16:452:16:48

people to make the switch. There is

potential but in terms of the UK

2:16:482:16:52

having entirely plastic free aisles,

it will be a long time coming.

2:16:522:17:00

it will be a long time coming.

And

interns practicalities, if you want

2:17:002:17:02

to buy yoghurt, for your family,

what do you do?

I try and make my

2:17:022:17:11

own. We live in a society that is

completely consumed by plastic. It

2:17:112:17:14

is difficult to buy it when it isn't

an plastic so sometimes a break. I

2:17:142:17:21

live as plastic free as possible but

there are limitations. If my family

2:17:212:17:27

wanted, I will buy them a yoghurt.

That approach to living is being

2:17:272:17:31

more mindful of how I spend my money

and a vote for how we want the world

2:17:312:17:39

to be.

Supermarkets are under

pressure to make changes, many have

2:17:392:17:46

come out and said they will stop

doing this or, for example, wrapping

2:17:462:17:50

the coconut. But they appear as

though they are trying to make a

2:17:502:17:56

difference, don't they?

They both

appear to want to make a difference

2:17:562:17:59

but it is in their interest to cut

down on plastic waste. It becomes

2:17:592:18:03

more expensive. It will save them

cost if they are not individually

2:18:032:18:08

wrapping coconuts. The individual

benefits, consumers are aware of the

2:18:082:18:14

environment now, and

2:18:142:18:19

environment now, and that the

benefit for customers, they appear

2:18:202:18:23

more environmentally conscious.

It

is very interesting. Thank you very

2:18:232:18:28

much indeed.

You try and turn down

plastic bags in shops, don't you?

I

2:18:282:18:35

do. Every little helps!

I get myself

in knots, trying to carry

2:18:352:18:40

everything!

Thanks Mike a really

interesting discussion.

2:18:402:18:43

An update, all flights out of London

City Airport are on hold until work

2:18:432:18:48

is clear the snow. That is an update

according to the airport.

2:18:482:18:51

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:18:512:18:54

We

2:18:542:18:54

We can see and the weather warnings

on the screen behind you. What do

2:18:542:18:59

you have for us?

Good morning all, we have two areas

2:18:592:19:03

covered by the Met Office Amber be

prepared for disruption snow

2:19:032:19:08

warnings. In the north of the

country, this encompasses Northern,

2:19:082:19:13

Easton, Central and southern

Scotland and North East England and

2:19:132:19:15

parts of Cumbria. It is valid until

six o'clock tomorrow evening. Expect

2:19:152:19:23

to find 10-15 centimetres of snow

fall in that time. For some, it will

2:19:232:19:27

be even more, especially but not

exclusively with height. In the

2:19:272:19:31

south-east, this amber warning runs

out at ten o'clock this morning, it

2:19:312:19:36

has snowed heavily in some parts but

by the end of it we could have a

2:19:362:19:42

further 5-10 centimetres. Not all of

us will see snow today. Some will be

2:19:422:19:46

dry with sunshine, some will just

see snow showers. Through the course

2:19:462:19:50

of be you can expect the win to

strengthen. We have a significant

2:19:502:19:55

wind-chill. Snow piles in across

these areas covered the amber

2:19:552:19:58

warning. The wind is going to fear

to more of a south-easterly, that

2:19:582:20:05

will bring snow showers, some heavy

potentially in southern Devon,

2:20:052:20:10

Cornwall and Dorset. These are the

kinds of temperatures you can expect

2:20:102:20:14

to see on your thermometer but when

you add the wind-chill, it will feel

2:20:142:20:17

better. Brutally cold, -12 degrees

is how it feels against your skin in

2:20:172:20:22

Aberdeen. -11 around Norwich.

Elsewhere, we are expecting

2:20:222:20:29

temperatures to feel subzero as we

go through

2:20:292:20:36

go through the day in the UK. There

will be some clear spells, snow

2:20:362:20:39

showers affecting parts of the West

and the wind picking up again. It

2:20:392:20:44

will be a cold night, a risk of ice

on untreated surfaces and in rural

2:20:442:20:49

areas, especially where there is

lying snow, temperatures fall to

2:20:492:20:53

minus double figures. Tomorrow we

start with our Amber weather

2:20:532:20:58

warnings in the same areas, it

expires at 6pm tomorrow and this new

2:20:582:21:03

one in south-west England and Wales

down to the Isle of Wight. This

2:21:032:21:07

might change. The reason I put that

caveat on it is simply because we

2:21:072:21:13

have Storm Emma coming across the

Bay of Biscay, if she moves by west

2:21:132:21:17

or east, that area of snow may

change slightly. As this moisture

2:21:172:21:22

engages with cold air across our

shores, it readily turns to snow.

2:21:222:21:26

The isobars tell you it will also be

windy and that means blowing snow

2:21:262:21:32

and potentially blizzards. That

comes in from the south through the

2:21:322:21:35

morning. Heading in the direction of

Northern Ireland, it is making slow

2:21:352:21:40

progress though. We think it will

clip the London area and move over

2:21:402:21:44

towards Wales, and we still have an

Amber weather warning in force

2:21:442:21:48

across the east of Scotland today,

brighter conditions, fewer snow

2:21:482:21:53

showers but it will feel cold. A

significant wind-chill, -11s across

2:21:532:21:59

the central swathe of the UK. Into

Friday, still systems are connected

2:21:592:22:07

with snow Emma and blowing

northwards, blowing in potential

2:22:072:22:11

blizzards and in the north, still

some snow showers. Inglot to play

2:22:112:22:17

with.

Carroll, thank you so

2:22:172:22:21

the iconic angel of the North was

surrounded by snow in Gateshead.

2:22:292:22:32

That was a lovely picture.

And look

at this, absolutely beautiful. An

2:22:322:22:39

elephant in a fountain in

Colchester. It froze when

2:22:392:22:42

temperatures fell below zero.

It

looks like it has a dress on. So and

2:22:422:22:47

parts of Cornwall, icicles formed on

some boulders around the coast. Look

2:22:472:22:52

at that and in the sunshine!

Thank

you very much indeed, everyone.

2:22:522:22:57

The fishing industry provides

the lifeblood of many coastal

2:22:572:23:00

communities with the British catch

being worth nearly

2:23:002:23:02

a billion pounds a year.

2:23:022:23:04

But the government has now been

accused of 'dragging its heels'

2:23:042:23:06

when it comes to explaining how

the industry will be

2:23:062:23:09

affected by Brexit.

2:23:092:23:10

As part of a day of special

coverage across the BBC,

2:23:102:23:12

our Scotland correspondent

Lorna Gordon has been to Shetland -

2:23:122:23:15

home to one of the EU's

richest fishing grounds.

2:23:152:23:20

In the low winter sun

off Shetland, the crew

2:23:202:23:22

of the Guardian Angel

are heading home.

2:23:222:23:27

The waters here can be

unforgiving, but this has been

2:23:272:23:29

a good few days at sea.

2:23:292:23:36

The skipper of this trawler

voted to leave the EU.

2:23:362:23:39

He believes decisions on who can

fish here should be made

2:23:392:23:41

much closer to home.

2:23:412:23:44

Out on the deep edge,

the Shetland area, you have got

2:23:442:23:46

the foreign vessels coming up

and down and there are plundering

2:23:462:23:49

the stocks all the time.

2:23:492:23:50

It's not a good feeling

when you see that there,

2:23:502:23:53

taking the stocks from out

in front of you.

2:23:532:23:55

How does it make you feel?

2:23:552:23:56

I just feel bad.

2:23:562:23:57

It is our fish, our waters.

2:23:572:23:59

How confident are you

that the politicians

2:23:592:24:00

are going to deliver what you want?

2:24:002:24:02

At the moment I'm fairly confident

to be honest with you.

2:24:022:24:05

They are saying all

the right things.

2:24:052:24:06

I am very confident

at the moment really.

2:24:062:24:09

Fishermen here say there is much

to gain from Brexit.

2:24:092:24:14

The waters around these islands

are rich with fish and it is time,

2:24:142:24:17

they say, that they got

back their fair share.

2:24:172:24:23

More fish are landed in Shetland

than all of England,

2:24:232:24:26

Wales and Northern Ireland combined,

but there is more to the industry

2:24:262:24:28

than just catching the fish.

2:24:282:24:30

There is the processing

and selling of it too.

2:24:302:24:34

At the moment selling fish

into Europe couldn't be any

2:24:342:24:36

easier at the moment.

2:24:362:24:39

If anything changes,

to make that more difficult,

2:24:392:24:41

it will be a backward step.

2:24:412:24:48

But the problem with Brexit

is at the moment nobody really knows

2:24:482:24:51

what the final deal is.

2:24:512:24:52

This archipelago is

the most northerly part

2:24:522:24:55

of the United Kingdom.

2:24:552:24:55

The islands are wealthy and have

close to full employment.

2:24:552:25:00

There are many Europeans working

in industry here like fish farming

2:25:002:25:02

and a fifth of the staff at this

hatchery are from Europe.

2:25:022:25:06

So what of the future?

2:25:062:25:10

We can't find enough people

in Shetland for all the jobs,

2:25:102:25:12

particularly the specialist jobs

we need and it can be very hard

2:25:122:25:15

to persuade people especially

on a windy day like this,

2:25:152:25:18

from the UK, that Shetland is

a place they want to come and live.

2:25:182:25:23

Very often we find it easier to find

people from the EU to come

2:25:232:25:26

and live on Shetland.

2:25:262:25:27

Fishing is not a big part

of Britain's economy overall,

2:25:272:25:30

but in places like this, it's vital.

2:25:302:25:32

Shetland's fishermen say

they are not naive about the Brexit

2:25:322:25:35

negotiations to come.

2:25:352:25:38

Shetland counts for nothing

with the European Commission.

2:25:382:25:41

It's a very remote place that

decides things for others

2:25:412:25:42

without considering the consequences

for our community.

2:25:422:25:49

Are you worried at all,

what the fishing community is asking

2:25:492:25:51

for might get negotiated away?

2:25:512:25:52

At the end of the day,

a negotiation needs to be had

2:25:522:25:55

and things will given away,

concessions will be made.

2:25:552:25:57

You know, there's nothing to say,

there's nothing written

2:25:572:26:00

in stone we won't be one

of those concessions.

2:26:002:26:02

Britain is an island nation.

2:26:022:26:03

The fishermen say their

industry is more than just

2:26:032:26:05

symbolically important.

2:26:052:26:06

As the details of a Brexit

deal are hammered out,

2:26:062:26:08

they are determined their voice

will be heard.

2:26:082:26:10

Lorna Gordon, BBC News, Shetland.

2:26:102:26:18

The Department for the Environment

Food and Rural Affairs told us:

2:26:192:26:24

"The Environment Secretary has

already set out the direction

2:26:242:26:26

for the UK's fishing

industry outside the EU.

2:26:262:26:28

This will lead to a more profitable

and resilient sector,

2:26:282:26:30

working alongside other countries,

to manage fish stocks

2:26:302:26:32

sustainably and effectively."

2:26:322:26:38

You can watch more of the BBC's

special coverage on Brexit

2:26:382:26:41

and the fishing industry throughout

the day on the BBC News Channel.

2:26:412:26:44

This is a picture of London from

outside the BBC building. A light

2:26:442:26:48

covering of snow.

All flights out of

London City Airport are on hold

2:26:482:26:51

while workers clear the runway of

snow this morning. There will be

2:26:512:26:54

knock-on effects, schools closed

across the UK too. Real disruption

2:26:542:26:59

due to the cold weather today.

2:26:592:27:02

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

2:27:022:30:26

There's up to date

travel on the website.

2:30:262:30:28

The address is on your screen.

2:30:282:30:29

Now though it's back

to Dan and Louise.

2:30:292:30:35

Hello, welcome back,

this is Breakfast with Dan Walker

2:30:352:30:37

and Louise Minchin.

2:30:372:30:39

It's exactly 8:30am.

2:30:392:30:42

The UK is waking up to another

morning of freezing temperatures

2:30:422:30:45

and snow as this week of unusually

cold weather continues.

2:30:452:30:47

There's already been

major travel distruption,

2:30:472:30:49

but forecasters say the worst is yet

to come, with amber and yellow

2:30:492:30:52

warnings for ice and snow

in place until the weekend.

2:30:522:31:00

Many of you are not at school today,

you might still be watching us, this

2:31:002:31:05

is Thornton le Dale, Phil has been

there throughout the day. All the

2:31:052:31:10

cars are travelling really slowly

and carefully which is what all the

2:31:102:31:14

highway agencies say today, take

care, if you need to go out, take

2:31:142:31:17

care.

2:31:172:31:19

The Siberian cold has brought heavy

snow to all corners of Europe.

2:31:192:31:22

Record snowfall and

sub-zero temperatures

2:31:222:31:23

paralyzed parts of Croatia,

causing havoc on the highways

2:31:232:31:30

and leading to the evacuation

of several villages.

2:31:302:31:33

And here we can see the depth

of the snowfall in Bosnia.

2:31:332:31:36

In Bulgaria, villages were left

without electricity and schools

2:31:362:31:38

were closed in several areas.

2:31:382:31:41

But some of the iciest conditions

were reported in Italy -

2:31:412:31:45

with Rome seeing snow for the first

time in six years.

2:31:452:31:51

We'll have the very latest on what

is going on here shortly. Elsewhere,

2:31:512:31:57

this morning.

2:31:572:32:00

The European Union's Chief

negotiator Michel Barnier

2:32:002:32:02

will publish the first draft

of the EU's Brexit

2:32:022:32:04

Treaty later today.

2:32:042:32:05

It's expected to discuss

the Northern Ireland border,

2:32:052:32:07

but comes just hours after a leaked

letter from the Foreign Secretary

2:32:072:32:10

Boris Johnson caused

new controversy around the issue.

2:32:102:32:12

Joining us now from Westminster

is the shadow Northern Ireland

2:32:122:32:14

Secretary Owen Smith.

2:32:142:32:16

Mr Smith, thank you for coming on

Breakfast this morning. First, can I

2:32:162:32:20

ask you about that a leaked letter

from the Foreign Secretary Boris

2:32:202:32:23

Johnson. What is your take on what

he says with regard to this

2:32:232:32:28

potential hardboard in Ireland?

It

is deeply irresponsible and

2:32:282:32:32

duplicitous because just weeks ago

Boris Johnson was telling the House

2:32:322:32:37

of Commons that "There cannot be a

hard border in Ireland, it would be

2:32:372:32:42

unthinkable, it would be political

and economic madness". Now in

2:32:422:32:45

private he is writing to

2:32:452:32:51

private he is writing to the Prime

Minister to say it is not the job of

2:32:532:32:56

the British government to guarantee

a hard border in Ireland, and

2:32:562:32:58

talking about what would happen if

there were hard border. It can't be

2:32:582:33:00

both those things at the same time,

she is talking out of both sides of

2:33:002:33:03

his mouth and attempting to row back

on that promise. And the reason the

2:33:032:33:06

promise is important is that the

open border is crucial that the

2:33:062:33:10

underpinning of the Good Friday

Agreement. That agreement which

2:33:102:33:13

ended 30 years of the Troubles,

troubles that thought three 4000

2:33:132:33:21

people lose their lives.

He isn't

here to defend himself, surely he

2:33:212:33:27

would say, I'm just looking at the

potential for what we could do?

Not

2:33:272:33:32

if those options, in my view, lead

to the restoration of a hard border

2:33:322:33:37

in Ireland. Given that, as I say,

getting rid of that hard border was

2:33:372:33:41

one of the key underpinnings of the

Good Friday Agreement which ended

2:33:412:33:45

the troubles so that we have peace,

stability and prosperity in Northern

2:33:452:33:49

Ireland. That cannot be jeopardised

for any sort of Brexit, in my view.

2:33:492:33:54

And I believe the government also

thinks that which is why they have

2:33:542:33:58

distanced themselves from Boris

Johnson is morning. In my view that

2:33:582:34:01

is not enough, these words should be

condemned because it is reckless on

2:34:012:34:05

his part. Sadly it is deliberate

because he's one of that group of

2:34:052:34:09

hardline Brexiteers using this

issue, they say they have a problem

2:34:092:34:13

with squaring off Northern Ireland

and the peace process with their

2:34:132:34:18

vision of a hard Brexit and

therefore they are trying to

2:34:182:34:21

diminish the importance of the issue

and downplay the importance even of

2:34:212:34:25

the Good Friday Agreement.

You say

he should be condemned, should he be

2:34:252:34:28

sacked?

To be honest I don't think

is a fit and serious person to be

2:34:282:34:34

our Foreign Secretary. He has made

gaffe after gaffes, and this is just

2:34:342:34:42

the latest of his gaffes. If I were

Prime Minister and my Foreign

2:34:422:34:48

Secretary was deliberately

undermining promises I had made an

2:34:482:34:50

agreement with the European Union in

December, making Britain look

2:34:502:34:56

untrustworthy and duplicitous in the

negotiation I would be deeply

2:34:562:34:59

concerned and I would want to

question his position in the

2:34:592:35:02

government.

In terms of taking

possession what is the difference

2:35:022:35:05

between what Mr Johnson has been

describing and what your leader

2:35:052:35:09

talked about this week, the position

of the Labour Party on the customs

2:35:092:35:13

union? If you are accusing Mr

Johnson of this U-turn, that is

2:35:132:35:17

exactly what happened in the Labour

Party.

The difference is that the

2:35:172:35:22

Labour position guarantees that we

won't have a hard border in Ireland

2:35:222:35:26

and that we will maintain and

sustain the Good Friday Agreement.

2:35:262:35:30

You can't accuse Boris Johnson of

making a U-turn and then saying that

2:35:302:35:34

you own party hasn't done that.

I

don't think it is right that Jeremy

2:35:342:35:39

Corbyn has undertaken a U-turn, our

position was that we should stay in

2:35:392:35:44

the customs union dealing

transition, keep on the table and

2:35:442:35:47

option of customs union after

transition in the long term, and we

2:35:472:35:51

have now said that will be a

negotiating objective to stay in

2:35:512:35:54

that customs union. A customs union

with the EU in order to guarantee

2:35:542:36:00

that we keep an open border and

sustain the Good Friday Agreement

2:36:002:36:04

and the peace process. That is a

clear position, and in my view it is

2:36:042:36:08

the right one and Boris Johnson

should be in a similar position,

2:36:082:36:12

sustaining peace in Ireland.

We

appreciate your time this morning,

2:36:122:36:15

thank you, Owen Smith.

2:36:152:36:20

Public satisfaction with the NHS has

seen a sharp decline over the last

2:36:202:36:24

year. With our opinion of GP

services at its lowest since records

2:36:242:36:28

began, the latest social attitudes

of Lilley survey of people across

2:36:282:36:34

England and Scotland found that one

third of respondents were not happy

2:36:342:36:38

with the NHS, prolonged waiting

times cited as one of the main

2:36:382:36:41

concerns.

2:36:412:36:44

Jared Kushner, son-in-law of Donald

Trump, has had his security

2:36:442:36:47

clearance at the White House

downgraded. Having previously had a

2:36:472:36:51

leading role in the administration

he will no longer be able to see

2:36:512:36:55

sensitive documents. There was

speculation that his previous

2:36:552:36:58

business dealings might have been

the reason for this change of

2:36:582:37:00

status. A supermarket in Amsterdam

is opening what it says is the first

2:37:002:37:06

plastic free aisle in the world. An

environmental campaign group has

2:37:062:37:11

helped to replace plastic packaging

with biodegradable cereals on

2:37:112:37:15

hundreds of products, you'll see

them in a second. The company says

2:37:152:37:18

it hopes to the trial to all its 75

stores by the end of the year.

2:37:182:37:25

Mel B has revealed that the Spice

Girls have been invited

2:37:252:37:27

to the wedding of Prince Harry

and Meghan Markle.

2:37:272:37:30

Appearing on a US talk show,

she declined to comment

2:37:302:37:32

on whether the group would be

performing at the royal

2:37:322:37:34

wedding in May.

2:37:342:37:38

The news comes after reports

that the five members of the group

2:37:382:37:41

reunited recently for the first

time since 2012.

2:37:412:37:45

That has gone down very well in the

Minchin household! Especially me,

2:37:452:37:55

not my girls. They are not really

aware of the Spice Girls are. You

2:37:552:38:01

need to educate them. Carroll will

be here with the weather in ten

2:38:012:38:04

minutes. John will be here with the

sport.

2:38:042:38:11

Coming upcoming 2014 many others

went to the Tower of London to see

2:38:112:38:15

the Saira poppies crafted to mark

one century since the start of World

2:38:152:38:20

War I, now the organisers of the

exhibition are back with a haunting

2:38:202:38:22

reminder of those who never returned

from the Great War.

2:38:222:38:32

They've been dubbed

the new "Fab Four" -

2:38:322:38:34

the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

2:38:342:38:37

will carry out their first public

engagement together later today.

2:38:372:38:39

Royal Historian Victoria Howard

is here to tell us what we can

2:38:392:38:42

expect to learn about their

future charity work.

2:38:422:38:48

How many people has he killed?

Four.

Five now, with the

2:38:482:38:59

Five now, with the Versace.

2:39:002:39:04

On a summer's day in 1997

the fashion designer Gianni Versace

2:39:042:39:07

was shot dead outside

his home in Miami.

2:39:072:39:09

After 9 we'll be talking to writer

Tom Rob Smith about his new series

2:39:092:39:12

of American Crime Story,

exploring the motive

2:39:122:39:14

behind the murder.

2:39:142:39:15

All that still to come.

2:39:152:39:16

But first let's get

the sport with John.

2:39:162:39:18

What were you doing? I was trying to

show you that John would be talking

2:39:182:39:21

about cricket so I was showing you a

defensive move! Very impressive. I

2:39:212:39:24

wish the people at home could see

the signs that Dan makes! I gave the

2:39:242:39:29

game away. I thought you were

talking about how they were clearing

2:39:292:39:33

the snow! I thought a big bowling

motion would be to elaborate! We are

2:39:332:39:41

talking about cricket, then.

2:39:412:39:47

talking about cricket, then. A man

who has been in the headlines a lot

2:39:472:39:49

lately but now he will be in the

headlines for the right reasons.

2:39:492:39:52

Ben Stokes is really

making his presence felt

2:39:522:39:54

in the England side.

2:39:542:39:56

He wasn't selected for England while

they decided it's he would be

2:39:562:40:02

charged or not, he has been that the

ECB has selected him now. He's made

2:40:022:40:06

a return to the tour for the one-day

series in New Zealand, he didn't

2:40:062:40:10

play particularly well in the first

match but he has now.

2:40:102:40:20

They've beaten New Zealand by six

wickets in the second one-dayer.

2:40:202:40:28

England were 3 wickets down

when Stokes joined captain

2:40:312:40:34

Eoin Morgan at the crease -

they were chasing 244 to win

2:40:342:40:36

and Stokes didn't waste much time

in reaching a half-century,

2:40:362:40:39

eventually top-scoring with 63,

as Jos Buttler hit the winning runs.

2:40:392:40:41

Ben Stokes also got a couple of

wickets and a couple of runouts, so

2:40:412:40:44

a good morning for England. Just

have a look at this for a catch, a

2:40:442:40:51

fine one-handed catch by that

gentleman. He is celebrating wildly

2:40:512:40:57

because that has earned him 50,000

New Zealand dollars which is about

2:40:572:41:02

£26,000 for taking that catch. So

Ben Stokes has had a good morning

2:41:022:41:07

and so has that gentleman! Amazing.

I wonder how he will spend the

2:41:072:41:12

money. Perhaps free tea and coffee?

Free tea and coffee was dished out

2:41:122:41:19

last night at Swansea's Stadium.

2:41:192:41:22

They reached the quarter-finals

for the first time in 54 years

2:41:222:41:28

with a 2-0 win at

the Liberty Stadium -

2:41:282:41:31

Nathan Dyer with a cheeky

nutmeg for their second.

2:41:312:41:33

Tottenham or Rochdale

await in the next round,

2:41:332:41:35

they play their replay

at Wembley tonight.

2:41:352:41:36

If it was cold in Swansea last

night, take a look at the conditions

2:41:362:41:40

Peterbrough had to deal with.

2:41:402:41:41

As snow storms hit with minutes

of their league one

2:41:412:41:47

match with Walsall remaining,

defender Steven Taylor grabbed

2:41:472:41:49

a shovel to clear parts

of the pitch to stop the match

2:41:492:41:52

from being abandoned.

2:41:522:41:53

And it worked as they

held on for the win.

2:41:532:41:56

It finished 2-1.

2:41:562:42:00

The gap at the top of the Scottish

premiership is down to six points.

2:42:002:42:10

Tonight, they will play Dundee. And

better conditions than in

2:42:102:42:15

Peterborough. For future reference,

this

2:42:152:42:17

means cricket! It must have looked a

bit strange. Thank you John.

2:42:172:42:25

Let's return to our main story now -

freezing temperatures are continuing

2:42:252:42:31

to sweep across the UK -

causing widespread disruption

2:42:312:42:33

for those of us trying

to get to work or school.

2:42:332:42:35

Transport companies

have warned delays may

2:42:352:42:37

continue until Friday.

2:42:372:42:38

Phil Bodmer is in the village

of Thornton-Le-Dale

2:42:382:42:40

in North Yorkshire this morning,

where residents are getting ready

2:42:402:42:44

to brave the elements.

2:42:442:42:48

You were talking about Yorkshire

grit earlier. Good morning, Dan and

2:42:482:42:53

Louise, this is the shoe test. This

just shows you how much we have had

2:42:532:42:59

overnight, they reckon that's four,

five or six centimetres with more to

2:42:592:43:03

come. The moment they cleared the

main roads in Thornton Dale we got

2:43:032:43:07

more snow. The local school has

closed. Let's talk to the

2:43:072:43:13

headteacher, Lorna. Was that an easy

decision to take this morning did

2:43:132:43:17

you have no choice?

It is always a

difficult decision. I always put

2:43:172:43:22

health and safety first and the

needs of our parents and children,

2:43:222:43:27

we have children who come from

outlying districts on buses and

2:43:272:43:30

parents who drive them, it's always

a difficult decision, in my 11 years

2:43:302:43:35

of being here I've only closed the

school twice.

Not bad in other

2:43:352:43:40

decade. Our condition is much worse

today?

They are worse today, I think

2:43:402:43:46

we have to make these decisions

early, we run a breakfast club that

2:43:462:43:50

starts at half past seven so I have

to decide by seven o'clock so that

2:43:502:43:53

parents can organise for the day.

Conditions last mud were very Isaac,

2:43:532:43:58

I drove home and the roads were

slippery lust might. -- conditions

2:43:582:44:01

last night were

2:44:012:44:06

last night were very icy, I drove

home and the roads were very

2:44:062:44:09

slippery lust might. But I will be

working in school today!

A couple of

2:44:092:44:14

kids have got the day off, I bet you

are sad about that, and you!

No!

2:44:142:44:22

Chris, you are the landlord of the

pub here, does it make conditions

2:44:222:44:27

difficult?

Some people do come to

look at the picturesque village

2:44:272:44:31

covered in snow, it's really nice.

Today it might be different because

2:44:312:44:35

it is worse than we have a hard. How

are you finding the conditions.

The

2:44:352:44:44

snow comes back and dumps more on

the road as soon as they are clear.

2:44:442:44:47

That's right, it's difficult. I

think people will find it hard, for

2:44:472:44:52

visitors to come here.

Keep one,

hope you've got a good fire going.

2:44:522:44:59

Kids, enjoy the day off, snowball

fights later. Conditions in Thornton

2:44:592:45:05

le Dale, it's a picture postcard

village and looks perfect that if

2:45:052:45:09

you are driving this is a serious

site, please take care and allow

2:45:092:45:15

extra time for your journey. Back to

the studio.

2:45:152:45:21

We're getting details of more school

closures. We'll update you before

2:45:212:45:25

the end of the programme. Everybody

loved joint personation of how to

2:45:252:45:28

walk like a penguin.

Steph, I know you're here to talk

2:45:282:45:31

about something else but you are

questioning the technique.

I think

2:45:312:45:34

you are sliding too much rather than

rocking.

This is a serious message.

2:45:342:45:39

This is a serious message about how

to walk on the ice, to walk like a

2:45:392:45:44

penguin.

It after the programme

shall we try it?

We'll put it

2:45:442:45:48

online! There's some serious

business news going on, as well.

2:45:482:45:54

We're talking about the biggest

shots on the high Street, toys "R"

2:45:542:46:02

Us and Maplin.

They haven't got

enough money to pay the debts they

2:46:022:46:06

are so with Toys R Us, this is a

huge Tory giant, it's been in the

2:46:062:46:10

market for the UK for nearly 30

years and they have something like

2:46:102:46:13

over 100 stores, employees 3000

staff. They have got a bill they

2:46:132:46:18

needed to pay by yesterday which is

£15 million VAT bill so they owe the

2:46:182:46:23

taxman an awful lot of money. What

happened is they haven't been able

2:46:232:46:26

to get the money for that so they

were hoping they might get it from

2:46:262:46:29

their parent company which owns them

in America. Or someone might buy the

2:46:292:46:33

business but that hasn't happened.

Now it looks like they'll have to go

2:46:332:46:37

into administration. There is no

news as yet over whether that is

2:46:372:46:40

definitely happening. Also it

doesn't mean suddenly the store will

2:46:402:46:43

close. It means the administrators

will come in and they will be in

2:46:432:46:48

charge and they would hope to try to

sell off the best bits of the

2:46:482:46:51

business. We know Toys R Us has had

a tough time because they announced

2:46:512:46:55

in December they were restructuring

the business and closing some

2:46:552:46:58

stores. Similarly at Maplin, they

haven't been able to pay the money

2:46:582:47:04

they owe so are looking for a buyer.

Both businesses haven't been able to

2:47:042:47:08

keep up with the times. Our buying

online and buying inconvenience.

2:47:082:47:13

With Toys R Us they are out-of-town

shopping centres and we don't really

2:47:132:47:17

buy toys like that any more. That's

the struggle.

I was in a Toys R Us

2:47:172:47:22

this week and it's a shame.

You're

trying to keep them going!

2:47:222:47:27

Single-handedly! Without any plastic

bags! Just an update on those

2:47:272:47:31

schools close. 90 crossed East

Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire

2:47:312:47:35

on top of the 200 in Suffolk, 250 in

Norfolk, more than 400 across

2:47:352:47:41

Scotland. More than 170 in Essex are

closed. With regards to that most of

2:47:412:47:45

you will know if your school is

closed but there are details on the

2:47:452:47:49

BBC local website and local radio.

Carol is trying to keep a us up to

2:47:492:47:54

date.

We might have new viewers until now

2:47:542:47:56

15 AM!

School goers who are at home!

2:47:562:48:02

15 AM!

School goers who are at home!

2:48:022:48:03

Good morning. The snow is

problematic and likely to remain so

2:48:032:48:06

for a while yet. The Met Office has

and that weather warnings out,

2:48:062:48:10

meaning be prepared for disruption,

this time due to the snow. We look

2:48:102:48:13

at the first across the north of the

country, also across eastern

2:48:132:48:17

Scotland, Central Scotland and

southern Scotland, north-east

2:48:172:48:19

England, Cumbria. This is valid now

until tomorrow evening at 6pm. In

2:48:192:48:27

that period, we could see a further

ten to 15 centimetres of fresh snow.

2:48:272:48:31

For some it will be much more than

that. Especially, but not

2:48:312:48:35

exclusively, with height. The next

is in the south-east. This is valid

2:48:352:48:39

until this morning at 10am. By then

some parts of this area will have

2:48:392:48:44

had a further five to ten

centimetres of snow. But there is

2:48:442:48:47

the snow away from this. The other

thing is it's bitterly cold outside.

2:48:472:48:51

Temperatures last night fell to -11

in some places. Watch out for ice.

2:48:512:48:56

Some roads are treacherous and you

will be slipping and sliding. I know

2:48:562:48:59

from personal experience. This

morning as well as the snow we have

2:48:592:49:03

the wind. The wind will be

significant today in that it will

2:49:032:49:06

bring with it a significant

wind-chill. The snow showers

2:49:062:49:09

continued to blowing across the

North and East. Moving away

2:49:092:49:13

eventually from the south-east but

as the wind veers more

2:49:132:49:16

south-easterly, some heavier snow

showers coming in across Cornwall

2:49:162:49:20

and Devon and Dorset. In between,

there will be some dry weather, some

2:49:202:49:25

sunshine. Not all of us will see the

snow, but regardless of what the

2:49:252:49:29

temperature stays on your

thermometer, this is how it will

2:49:292:49:31

feel when you step outside. Brutally

cold and I don't think I'm using to

2:49:312:49:35

strong language there at all. As we

head through the evening and

2:49:352:49:40

overnight, we continue with the snow

showers packing in where we have the

2:49:402:49:43

Amber warning in the north. Further

south, some dry weather. Still some

2:49:432:49:46

snow showers around and with low

temperatures overnight it is the

2:49:462:49:50

risk of ice. The wind picking up.

These temperatures are indicative of

2:49:502:49:53

what you can expect in towns and

cities. Where we have lying snow and

2:49:532:49:58

in rural areas, lower than this.

Like last night, some of us will be

2:49:582:50:02

looking at minus double figures.

Tomorrow, we continue with our Amber

2:50:022:50:09

Snow warning across the north and

east of the UK. It expires tomorrow

2:50:092:50:12

at 6pm. We have another one in the

south-west and parts of Wales. That

2:50:122:50:16

is because we have storm Emma coming

across the bay of Biscay and also

2:50:162:50:22

Iberia. As it engages with the cold

air across our shores, it will

2:50:222:50:27

readily turned to snow. Some

significant snow. A caveat to the

2:50:272:50:31

areas because it needs to drift

further east or further west and the

2:50:312:50:36

areas of snow could change. What we

think at the moment is we'll have

2:50:362:50:39

snow coming up from the south across

the Channel islands into Southern

2:50:392:50:42

counties of England, through the

course of the morning. The heaviest

2:50:422:50:45

wee thing at the moment will be

across south-west England and Wales.

2:50:452:50:48

Its well clipped the capital and the

direction is in the direction of

2:50:482:50:54

Northern Island. We have our Amber

warning across the North and East of

2:50:542:50:59

the country, expiring at 6pm.

Further snow showers packing in. In

2:50:592:51:04

between, some dry weather, sunshine

and showers. Like today, significant

2:51:042:51:08

wind-chill. Snow blowing and

drifting blizzards for some and

2:51:082:51:12

bitterly cold. Friday, we still have

the snow connected with a continuing

2:51:122:51:17

to slowly edge northwards as we go

through the course of Friday and

2:51:172:51:21

with the wind still blowing and

drifting and still bitterly cold.

2:51:212:51:25

with the wind still blowing and

drifting and still bitterly cold.

2:51:252:51:28

Thank you, you've done a sterling

job, so much information.

2:51:282:51:33

Words like brutal, bitter. It will

continue. We'll see tomorrow.

I know

2:51:332:51:37

it's causing disruption but there is

nothing like a snow day.

2:51:372:51:43

This is the moment that

Lisa Scott Paul told her two

2:51:432:51:46

children that school was closed

for the day.

2:51:462:51:52

Oh, we're on the telly and

everything! Shall we play it again?

2:51:522:51:58

Here is the moment...

Morning, both. You're on your way to

2:51:582:52:04

school, oh, no, you're not. Can we

play it? That is pure snow joy.

2:52:042:52:13

Thanks for watching us as well, by

the way!

2:52:132:52:17

Now onto something completely

different.

2:52:172:52:19

Our next guest spent six months

working some of the lowest paid jobs

2:52:192:52:22

for some of highest profile

companies in the UK.

2:52:222:52:25

From London to Blackpool,

author James Bloodworth spent time

2:52:252:52:27

in an Amazon warehouse,

as a care home worker

2:52:272:52:29

and driving for Uber.

2:52:292:52:30

He joins us now.

2:52:302:52:31

Good morning. Banks were joining us.

You've worked for all these various

2:52:312:52:36

different companies. Why did you

want to do this?

First of all I

2:52:362:52:39

suppose because over recent years

we've heard a lot of good news about

2:52:392:52:43

the labour market coming from the

government so there's a record

2:52:432:52:45

number of people in work. Britain is

getting back to prosperity after a

2:52:452:52:49

long recession. I wanted to see if

the reality matched the rhetoric, if

2:52:492:52:55

you like. We've seen some fairly

negative... There's been a negative

2:52:552:53:00

side to this so a massive rise in

the number of people on zero-hours

2:53:002:53:04

contracts, for example. I kind of

wanted to take a closer look at the

2:53:042:53:08

reality.

What do you find? Give us a

general picture of what the

2:53:082:53:14

conditions you came across and the

people he worked with.

I worked

2:53:142:53:18

across a wide range of different

industries. I was at inner Amazon --

2:53:182:53:27

Danazol in Staffordshire. Some quite

bad exploitation there, which mostly

2:53:272:53:30

fell onto Eastern European migrants.

That was most of my co-workers from

2:53:302:53:37

Romania. For example, if you took a

day off sick you would receive a

2:53:372:53:42

disciplinary, a point so to speak,

and if you got six points you would

2:53:422:53:46

be released. Productivity targets, I

found they were... I think of myself

2:53:462:53:51

as someone fit and healthy and found

it hard to keep up with the

2:53:512:53:54

productivity targets in terms of

walking 11 or 12 miles a day around

2:53:542:53:59

a warehouse. This is in a town where

30, 40 years ago, you had a coal

2:53:592:54:06

mine, power station. You had

companies like Armitage Shanks,

2:54:062:54:10

manufacturing jobs. Good jobs. What

those towns are becoming today,

2:54:102:54:16

they've been replaced by jobs based

on zero-hours contracts and fear.

2:54:162:54:20

You then tried to live on the wages

you were earning. How did that go?

2:54:202:54:28

Theoretically, it was possible. You

could keep your head above water as

2:54:282:54:33

long as there were no sudden

emergencies. One week I has to go to

2:54:332:54:37

the dentist and then you end up

having to borrow money off friends,

2:54:372:54:39

relatives. If you need to get a

haircut, buy a new pair of shoes, do

2:54:392:54:45

something unusual... At the other

problem I experienced with some of

2:54:452:54:49

the implement agencies was, we

weren't being played Dylan Acra paid

2:54:492:54:53

wages properly. One week I was paid

£40 less than I was meant to be. I

2:54:532:54:58

interviewed one girl from an agency

who was paid the equivalent of 60p

2:54:582:55:06

an hour and it took weeks to get the

money back because her mum

2:55:062:55:09

threatened to take the Company to

ACAS.

And is on have said they

2:55:092:55:13

provide a safe workplace for

thousands of people and no longer

2:55:132:55:15

have a points-based attendance

policy, don't monitor toilet breaks

2:55:152:55:19

and don't have zero-hours contracts.

That was one company. You also

2:55:192:55:23

worked in social care.

With the

social care, the problem was more

2:55:232:55:27

structural. There have been massive

cuts to local council budgets, so

2:55:272:55:32

there's less in the pot to

commission Company is for social

2:55:322:55:37

care. The company I work for wasn't

the best, wasn't the worst. Most of

2:55:372:55:41

the people, most of the carers I had

a lot of -- most of the carers I

2:55:412:55:45

thought had a lot of respect for the

job. They really against it in terms

2:55:452:55:48

of the terms and conditions they had

to put up with and it had a direct

2:55:482:55:52

impact on the care people received.

Zero-hours contracts, minimum wage,

2:55:522:55:57

massive turnover of staff in these

companies. I think you could see the

2:55:572:56:00

knock-on effect on the people.

We've

got statements from everybody, or

2:56:002:56:06

most people you've spoken about.

This is care what UK. From our

2:56:062:56:10

understanding of the limited,

distracted from James', there

2:56:102:56:14

appears to be a lack of

understanding as well as factual

2:56:142:56:20

inaccuracies. I'm sure you will take

that with them. Angular talking to

2:56:202:56:23

us.

2:56:232:56:23

James' book is called Hired:

six Months Undercover

2:56:232:56:25

in Low Wage Britain.

2:56:252:56:33

November this year will mark

100 years since the end

2:56:392:56:41

of the First World War.

2:56:412:56:42

Remembrance events will take place

around the world but organisers face

2:56:422:56:45

a challenge of connecting

new generations to those

2:56:452:56:47

who lost their lives a century ago.

2:56:472:56:48

Later this year silhouettes

representing fallen soldiers

2:56:482:56:50

will appear around the country.

2:56:502:56:51

It's been inspired by the success

of another striking

2:56:512:56:53

remembrance project from 2014,

as our correspondent

2:56:532:56:55

Robert Hall reports.

2:56:552:56:56

The Tower of London, 2014.

2:56:562:56:58

A wave of scarlet flowing

around the ancient walls.

2:56:582:57:02

Every one of nearly 9,000 ceramic

poppies representing a British

2:57:022:57:08

Every one of nearly 900,000 ceramic

poppies representing a British

2:57:082:57:10

or colonial servicemen who died

in the four-year conflict.

2:57:102:57:13

The installation was called

Bloodswept Lands And Seas Of Red

2:57:132:57:15

and made a real connection

with the public.

2:57:152:57:18

An estimated five million people

came here and many of them bought

2:57:182:57:21

a poppy as their own tribute

to the fallen.

2:57:212:57:23

For many of us, the only real links

with past conflicts can be

2:57:232:57:27

found in our cemeteries

or on our war memorials.

2:57:272:57:31

Names from so long ago that it's

very difficult for today's

2:57:312:57:34

generations to make a connection.

2:57:342:57:38

But what if these men could return

to their cities, towns and villages?

2:57:382:57:43

This is Penshurst in Kent.

2:57:432:57:50

51 of the men from this tiny village

who volunteered to fight

2:57:502:57:54

in the First World War

never came home.

2:57:542:58:02

And yet, here they sit -

ghostly figures in the pews,

2:58:032:58:06

a powerful physical presence.

2:58:062:58:11

It's about actually bringing them

back into the community.

2:58:112:58:13

How they lived as well

as how they died.

2:58:132:58:16

Martin Barraud believes that this

installation can inspire other

2:58:162:58:19

communities across the UK.

2:58:192:58:23

This is about physically

trying to get them back

2:58:232:58:25

into the village psyche.

2:58:252:58:27

So when schoolchildren come

in here and see the 50 names

2:58:272:58:30

sitting on the pews,

they can identify with these people,

2:58:302:58:34

and when you can see where they live

when they were up the hill,

2:58:342:58:36

or there, or in the choir,

you can really identify with this.

2:58:362:58:39

Villagers here have been fascinated

by the ideas of taking

2:58:392:58:42

the lost off the memorials.

2:58:422:58:48

Now the government has

agreed to help fund more

2:58:482:58:50

installations like this one.

2:58:502:58:53

But other figures have sprung up

today linking past with present.

2:58:532:58:56

As the Armistice centenary

approaches, There But Not There

2:58:562:58:59

wants us to remember in different

ways, and in doing so,

2:58:592:59:02

raise funds to help those

who had been scarred

2:59:022:59:06

by more recent conflicts.

2:59:062:59:09

In Kent, veterans have helped

to create an army of Tommies which,

2:59:092:59:13

like the poppies at the Tower,

will be available to all of us.

2:59:132:59:17

The importance of the Tommy

project is huge to me.

2:59:172:59:20

My family had quite a lot

of military in there,

2:59:202:59:24

my grandad and great-uncle

were in the First World War,

2:59:242:59:26

in the Somme in Verdun.

2:59:262:59:31

in the Somme and Verdun.

2:59:312:59:32

And I always think of them

when I'm making them.

2:59:322:59:34

In places of worship, in schools,

in public buildings -

2:59:342:59:37

in fact, wherever people gather

to remember - the past

2:59:372:59:39

can become more real.

2:59:392:59:42

There's something I think very

fitting that this should come

2:59:422:59:44

at the end of four years.

2:59:442:59:45

It brings it back almost

to the homely and the local,

2:59:452:59:48

and that seems to work very well.

2:59:482:59:55

You can see one of these figures -

known as Tommies -

2:59:583:00:01

outside the studio, next

to the Imperial War Museum

3:00:013:00:03

North on Salford Quays.

3:00:033:00:11

It looks like a lovely cold but

stunning morning out that this

3:00:113:00:14

morning.

3:00:143:00:14

They'll be appearing

across the UK from today.

3:00:143:00:22

Remember the Royal family went to

have their pictures taken by the

3:00:243:00:27

poppies.

3:00:273:00:33

Today Meghan Markle

will join her fiance

3:00:333:00:35

Prince Harry alongside the Duke

3:00:353:00:36

and Duchess of Cambridge later

as the couple carry out their first

3:00:363:00:39

official engagement together.

3:00:393:00:40

They'll be discussing the work

of The Royal Foundation -

3:00:403:00:42

the organisation behind

the Heads Together mental health

3:00:423:00:44

campaign - United For Wildlife,

and the Invictus Games.

3:00:443:00:46

So what might we learn

about Meghan's future royal role?

3:00:463:00:49

Historian and royal commentator

Victoria Howard joins us.

3:00:493:00:55

Good morning. Is this a significant

today?

Absolutely. This is Meghan's

3:00:553:01:01

first step in her charitable career.

She is no stranger to charitable

3:01:013:01:06

work, she did a lot of it is an

actress. But this is her first real

3:01:063:01:11

step in saying, I am here to work,

this is what would like to do.

Is it

3:01:113:01:17

unusual for her to put herself out

there at this stage, she is not

3:01:173:01:22

managed to Prince Harry yet, it is

still Meghan Markle and their Royal

3:01:223:01:27

Highness is, is it breaking

protocol?

Not breaking protocol, a

3:01:273:01:33

different route, it took the Duchess

of Cambridge about six months before

3:01:333:01:38

she announced her first official

engagements, whereas seems to have

3:01:383:01:42

gone feet first into this new career

and we might even have more

3:01:423:01:46

announcements on which areas she

might be working in.

You may well be

3:01:463:01:50

guessing but what would that be?

With Meghan she used to run her own

3:01:503:01:58

blog, The Tig, and some of the areas

she talked about were food so she

3:01:583:02:03

might look into nutrition, the Royal

foundation works with young people

3:02:033:02:07

in sport, and is one of the areas of

focus, her mother is a social work

3:02:073:02:13

and clinical therapist, once more,

mental health, something the Royal

3:02:133:02:17

family are passionate about, so that

would be a great area. And

3:02:173:02:20

sustainability, something she wrote

about. Prince Charles, his

3:02:203:02:24

environmental causes are important

to him. That might be a way they

3:02:243:02:29

could team up. Would she make a

speech today?

Or just announced

3:02:293:02:36

patronage?

It could be, she is

definitely going at this, really

3:02:363:02:41

keen to get on with the job so there

is a chance she might introduce

3:02:413:02:44

herself and make those announcements

herself.

The other big thing

3:02:443:02:48

everyone is talking about is the

wedding. Today we heard that the

3:02:483:02:52

Spice Girls have been invited and

there's a big list of who might be

3:02:523:02:56

there or not, will Donald Trump be

invited... Or things like that, that

3:02:563:03:01

is all part of the build-up to the

huge

3:03:013:03:08

event in May.

Perhaps the Spice

Girls will be performing at the

3:03:173:03:19

evening do, or nose. Of course this

politics involved, like any family

3:03:193:03:22

wedding, who do you invite or not,

do the cousins come not? The Tig's

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have sister Samantha -- Meghan's

have sister Samantha has been

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causing a bit of trouble lately,

describing her half sister as the

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pushy princess so they probably

won't be too happy about that.

When

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they were dating, Prince Harry

released a statement asking the

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media to lay off Meghan. Do you

think that'll happen? There is

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intense scrutiny of her.

Absolutely

is, the same goes any member of the

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Royal you just have to look at what

the Duchess of Cambridge does and

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see the comments that follow that

post, not just what they write.

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Meghan is used to it, she was an

actress but of course it would hurt

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anyone.

She hasn't put a foot wrong

so far. What she has said has been

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spot on. She has won praise for

visiting the victims of the grand

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felt tower fire, often on her own as

well. -- victims of the Grenfell

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Tower file.

It seems she is

genuinely interested in the job and

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wants to make a difference which is

so important for the Royal family.

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We will see what happens. Thank you

for talking to us. Let's have a

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quick look at the headlines wherever

you are watching this morning. I

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know that there are many more

viewers than usual

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they should fade to this afternoon.

Highs of one Celsius. That's it from

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me and the team, do take care if you

are heading out, Bye bye for now.

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Welcome back.

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When Italian fashion designer,

Gianni Versace, was shot and killed

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on the steps of his Miami Beach

mansion in the summer

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of 1997, his death made

headlines around the world.

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Now, a new drama, The Assassination

of Gianni Versace:

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American Crime Story,

examines the brutal murder

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and the motives of the man

who pulled the trigger.

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In a moment we'll speak

to the series' writer,

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Tom Rob Smith, but first let's take

a look at a scene in

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which Versace meets his future

murderer Andrew Cunanan.

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The first dress I ever made was for

my sister Donatella, maybe every

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dress them across her.

That makes me

want to cry.

It makes me smile. This

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is a logo for my company, do you

know it?

So sophisticated.

We used

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to play as children in Asian ruins

close to our home and once I saw the

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snakes carved on the stone and I

fell in love. I know people call it

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pretentious but how could my child

to be pretentious?

I agree.

My hope

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is that as people wear my clothes

they will get to know me a bit, get

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to know my character, my love for

life and I think the same will

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happen.

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happen. People will get to know you

when they read your book.

As India

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and the fans copy.

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Tom Rob Smith, welcome to Breakfast.

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We remember the assassination but we

don't remember the back story, that

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is what you are looking into, isn't

it?

I'm in the same position as you,

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I knew he was shot on the steps, in

Miami, it was the largest failed FBI

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manhunt of all time. Hundreds of

agents descended on Miami looking

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for Andrew Cunanan, we know there

was a huge siege but people only

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know a tiny fragment of the story.

We go back through what happens.

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There were four murders before the

murder of Versace, so we tell that

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story.

The motive has always been an

issue because he killed himself in

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that siege. What can you tell us

about the build-up and those murders

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that build-up to the eventual murder

of Versace?

The FBI files are

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riddled with "Motive unknown". They

never looked into it too deeply

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because he killed himself. The

evidence just sat there and they

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never dug into the motive. But the

murders are unusual. Before I was

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sent the book by Ryan Murphy, and

the writer who did the book about OJ

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Simpson, I did not know about the

depth of it and I was very surprised

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by what came before. There had been

a feeling that he was just this

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crazy person who murdered people. In

fact he had an IQ of 147 and went to

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one of the best schools in San

Diego. How did this young man full

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of promise with a whipped like Oscar

Wilde do these savage murders? --

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with a quick wit, like Oscar Wilde.

You have looked at thousands of

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pages.

The FBI files online, you can

see them. They never thousands of

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pages. It's based on a book by

Vanity fair journalist who is highly

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respected and she has interviewed

many people. She the primary source

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and we just

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and we just added the story of

Versace.

It has a great cast as

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well.

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Let's take a look at

Penelope Cruz playing Gianni's

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sister Donatella Versace.

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He was a creator, he was a

collector, he was a genius. In this

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company was his life. When he was

sad it made him happy, when he was

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sick, it kept alive. My brother is

still alive as long as Versace is

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alive. I will not allow fat man,

that nobody, to kill my brother

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twice.

It is very emotional and she

never does television.

This is her

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first piece of television. Ryan

Murphy is amazing, but we've also

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found some amazing new actors, less

well-known actor, one I saw in Miss

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Saigon in London, in the revival,

and he plays Andrew's father. We are

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going back in time to his childhood,

and he is this charming villain of a

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figure and completely consumes the

episode. There are some real

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surprises in the series.

What have

the Versace family made of it?

Their

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press statement was the same as the

one they released to the publication

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of the book. Maureen stands by all

the research, the book has been in

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print for 20 years and it is our

primary document so all I was doing

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was drawing from her book. They

contest two things. They may contest

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more but two of the primary things

were, that Andrew and Versace

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actually met. And that's an

important part of the story which

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was that they have this connection

in 1993 in San Francisco, and at

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least 13 people interviewed by

Maureen, the journalist, saw them

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together. That was a sense that

Andrew sought and Versace everything

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he wanted to be, the man who had

overcome so many obstacles to create

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a great empire and he thought he

could be as respected and admired as

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Versace. But he didn't do any work

and was lazy so when he lost

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everything he was full of bitterness

and rage.

You have looked through

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the evidence, you know from what you

are telling us about these other

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murders, so could this murder have

been stopped? If they had found him

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earlier or realised the connection

between the murders and what was

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going on with this man?

There were

several key moments when the police

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could have caught him. One was in

Chicago after he murdered an amazing

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American dream like owner and

creator of property empire, and he's

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still this man's car after he

murdered him, the car was being

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tracked because it had one of the

early cell phones. And somehow it

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leaked and the press ran a story

that it was being tracked so Andrew

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ditched the car and killed someone

else for that car. It is one of

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those crazy mistakes, but when he

was in Miami, Andrew Cunanan, he was

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on the FBI's most wanted list, he

was in Miami for a couple of months,

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just walking around, he was eating

in the diner and going to clubs,

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even near the police station, he was

dancing with someone, they asked

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what he did for a living and he

said, I am a serial killer, and they

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just laughed because the FBI did not

put up his wanted poster in clubs.

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Perhaps there was a possibility that

they confused nightclubs because

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they were gay clubs, and that is why

Versace died.

Tom Rob Smith, an

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amazing story, thank you.

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace:

American Crime Story,

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starts on BBC Two tonight at 9:50pm.

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That's it from us here at Breakfast.

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