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Hello this is Breakfast, with

Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt.

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A red weather warning for Scotland.

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Forecasters say snow and freezing

temperatures pose a risk to life.

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People are told to stay indoors

and there could be worse on the way

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for the rest of the UK with storm

Emma due to hit later today.

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The red warning issued by the Met

Office is valid until ten o'clock

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this morning and covers the central

lowlands, Tayside and Fife. It is

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the top level warning that the Met

Office issues. Further snow also

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across northern and eastern

Scotland, southern Scotland,

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northern England, and then later

snow comes in across southern

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counties. Ice will be a hazard and

it will be bitterly cold. More in 15

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minutes.

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It is going to be busy. Good

morning, it is Thursday the 1st of

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March. Lots of detail on the weather

coming up in our programme:

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Condemnation of abuse suffered by

thousands of British children sent

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abroad after the Second World War.

An independent enquiry publishes its

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report.

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There's growing pressure

on our mobile phone network

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with soaring demand for data,

rather than calls.

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So can it cope with our need

for messages, music

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and movies on the move?

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I'll ask the boss of

phone company Giff Gaff.

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A night when seven goals was not the

story is the use of the video

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assistant referee proves as much of

a talking point for Tottenham's 6-1

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win to reach the FA Cup

quarterfinals.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

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Snow and freezing temperatures

are causing widespread disruption

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across almost all of the UK today.

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Scotland is worst hit -

a red alert is in place for snow

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in the central belt,

that's the Met Office's most

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severe warning which means

there's a risk to life.

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And things will get worse with storm

Emma due to bring heavy snowfall

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into the southwest of England

and South Wales later today.

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Almost all train operators will be

affected again with most airports

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warning of delays and cancellations

and motorists are being advised not

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to make any uncessary journeys.

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We'll be live throughout

the programe from Glasgow,

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the north-east of England

and the west Country

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and we'll have all the latest

on that travel disruption,

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but first John Donison

has the latest.

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In terms of weather, March the 1st

marks the first day of spring. It

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does not feel like it. Today's

Central Scotland is again likely to

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be the worst affected. On the MEP

near Glasgow hundreds of drivers

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spent much of the night trapped,

having ignored warnings not to

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travel.

20 minutes ago it moved

maybe 100 yards and then we stop.

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The snow is coming in in showers.

When it was daylight the sky cleared

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and it looked optimistic and the

next thing was it went black and

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there were heavy showers of snow.

Glasgow airport remained shut.

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Scores of flights have been

cancelled.

The snow started pelting

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down and they said we could not

leave for an hour and a half. Then

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it was another hour and another

hour.

The Red Cross had to bring in

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temporary beds for passengers

stranded overnight. In Perthshire

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these deer were seeking shelter,

coming down from the hills in search

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of food, an indication of how bad

the weather has got. And the worst

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could still be to come. While the

beast from the east will continue to

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mean freezing temperatures for

several more days, storm Emma is

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heading in from the south and is

expected to bring more heavy

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snowfalls with it. The icy weather

could linger well into the weekend.

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Fun for some, but spring seems a

long way away. Jon Donnison, BBC

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News.

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Jon Donnison, BBC News.

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Not fun for the motorists stranded

overnight on the motorway. Nicola

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Lee can speak to us now. Tell us the

situation where you are. Described

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the scene. Just as I go to her, we

lost the line.

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It could be one of the problems we

are facing because communications

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will be an issue. We will keep you

up to date with everything that is

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happening. We know there are a lot

of problems in Scotland and in the

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Northeast in particular.

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Phil Bodmer is in Yarm on Teeside.

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Give us the picture.

This is another

area of the North East of England

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which is in that amber warning area.

We have had further snow overnight.

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If I do the foot test you can see

how deep that is. We have had a

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couple of inches overnight and you

can see these cars are covered in

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snow. Elsewhere in the North of

England conditions are far from

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favourable. North Yorkshire police

say driving conditions are abysmal.

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The A66 across the Pennines is

closed. The Aone is very treacherous

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as well. Lincolnshire police say

across the county nearly all major

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routes are blocked or impassable and

they are advising drivers not to

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travel. The AA received a record

number of calls on Wednesday. The

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RAC had a busy day and they are

expecting another busy day today. We

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drove up last night from North

Yorkshire and it was absolutely

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brutal, pretty much a white out on

the A19. The critters as quickly as

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they come down and the ploughs as

quickly as they clear the road, more

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snowfalls. We are expecting further

snow showers today. We have just had

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one and it has eased out now.

Wherever you are the advice is to

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take extra time and allow a longer

journey time to get to your

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destination.

You were talking about

travel and the road conditions.

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There are cars moving and people are

still using the roads, but

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presumably with great caution?

Absolutely. Drivers are taking it

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steadily. This is the main road.

There has been a gritter through

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here this morning. They cleared it,

so it is not too bad. But it is

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still about minus four at the moment

so there is a lot of black ice.

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Although it has been gritted, the

road surface is very tricky indeed.

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Do not be fooled by what you see. On

the more exposed roots the drifting

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is becoming more of a problem as the

wind speed picks up and that means

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fresh snow on fields and hedges is

getting onto the carriageways and

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that is another potential danger.

For the moment, thank you.

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The wind makes it feel even colder.

We were speaking to somebody who had

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been stuck on the M 80 overnight.

Nicola Lee. Tell us how long you

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have been there.

We are approaching

12 hours now.

You must be cold.

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Described the scene and what it has

been like overnight.

It is not too

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bad, we are in the car and we are

warm, but not really much to look

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at. It is just like a car park with

cars everywhere and nobody has got

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their lights on, I think everyone is

trying to sleep.

Not much to see

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really. It must be a scary

situation, have you got food and are

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you warm enough?

We are warm enough

and we have got drinks and snacks

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type of food which has kept us

going. We try to have a little sleep

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but it is hard in these conditions.

I am sure it is. What about

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emergency services? Has anybody

brought you supplies and were they

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able to help you at all?

Yes,

earlier on, people have been walking

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up and down and the residents have

been bringing food and drink out. I

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saw some mountain rescue four or

five hours ago coming past with

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water. Yes, there have been people

bringing supplies.

You say it is

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like a car park right now. Have you

been given any indication of when

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you might be able to move again?

Nothing at all. The police that have

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been driving past on the northbound

carriageway, but we have not heard

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anything. Two critters are stuck

behind us in the traffic and they

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cannot get through. All we can see

is on Twitter that between junctions

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eight and nine it is close

completely and we have no idea how

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much longer we are going to be here

for.

You are incredibly calm. Are

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you worried? Or are you stay calm?

That is all you can do. We are

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getting a bit of cabin fever having

been in this small car all the time,

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but there is not much more you can

do.

Take care and I hope you

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eventually managed to get out of

there. Nicola Leek, one of the many

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motorists who described it as a car

park. This is the motorway.

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That is 12 hours now. Extraordinary.

Keeping you right up to date with

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everything all across the UK. The

South West will be hit later, but a

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lot of attention focusing on

Scotland this morning. It is of

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course still dark out there. This is

from the BBC building in Glasgow. We

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know that red warning is in place in

many parts of Scotland, Strathclyde,

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Lothian, Tayside, Fife and Central.

That is sufficient to warrant

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concern for people's welfare, a

danger to life if they go outside.

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Make sure you are up to date as dawn

breaks this morning. And listen to

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your local radio for information. We

will have a full weather forecast in

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a few minutes. Go to your local BBC

Radio station for more information

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and we will keep you right up to

date. There is other news as well.

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The Prime Minister

will meet the President

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of the European Council,

Donald Tusk, in Downing Steet today.

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They'll discuss Brexit

during a working lunch and tomorrow,

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Theresa May is expected to reveal

more detail of her vision

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for Britain's long-term future

relationship with the EU.

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Without a Brexit deal,

hundreds of thousands of jobs

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could be lost in the UK car industry

according to a new report by MPs.

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The Business, Energy

and Industrial Strategy Committee

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says a no deal could cost millions

of pounds and result

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in a huge drop in exports.

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The report comes a day after Toyota

confirmed it would build a new model

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in the UK and build the engines in

this country as well.

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The Independent Inquiry

into Child Sexual Abuse

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will publish its first completed

report this morning.

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The findings will focus

on the forced migration and abuse

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of thousands of children,

many of whom were in care,

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who were sent to Australia,

New Zealand, Canada and Africa

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following the second world war.

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The British and Australian

governments have apologised,

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but today's report is likely

to condemn the programme

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and highlight the failure to detect

and prevent the abuse.

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Police are questioning three men

they arrested on suspicion

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of manslaughter after an explosion

in Leicester killed five people.

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A flat and a Polish supermarket

was destroyed on Sunday,

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with three family members living

in the upstairs flat thought

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to be have been killed.

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The men arrested are

from the East Midlands,

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East Anglia and the North West.

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Police say there is no evidence

the explosion was terror related.

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The Home Office says

it is considering allowing a medical

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cannabis trial to treat

a six-year-old boy with

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a rare form of epilepsy.

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It previously turned down requests

by the family of Alfie Dingley

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from Warwickshire to legally

take the drug.

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But now ministers say

they are "exploring every option",

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following a meeting with the family.

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An option could be a three-month

trial, led by Alfie's doctors

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and based on "sufficient

and rigorous evidence".

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You might remember his mother was

here last week on Breakfast talking

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about exactly that.

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talking about exactly that.

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Shoppers have until midnight tonight

to spend paper ten-pound notes

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featuring Charles Dickens before

they cease to be legal tender.

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The Bank of England says

there are still two-hundred million

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of them in circulation.

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They have been phased out since last

September and replaced by polymer

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notes depicting Jane Austen.

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The snow may be causing chaos

in some parts of the UK but it's

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also creating lots of happiness.

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This bus driver from Great Yarmouth

has become an online sensation

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after he was filmed entertaining

passengers with a song

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while stuck in the snow.

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We have been stuck in this snow for

two and a half hours. What is a bus

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driver going to do? He is going to

say...

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# Oh, the weather outside is

frightful, but the fire inside is

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delightful.

# Since we have no place to go...

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# Let it snow, let it snow, let it

snow...

He sang rather well. He

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decided to cheer up those commuters

caught up in the traffic for over

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two and a half hours. You have got

to do something.

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I am not good at singing, but I love

singing.

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He had a good voice. It was a bit

festive. We are talking video

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assistant referee, the system that

has come in to try and cancel out

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any incorrect decisions. It is meant

to make the game more smoothly but

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it is not doing that at the moment.

Most people will agree that whilst

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it is useful to have, we have the

technology, it is taking away from

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the game. Fans last night at Wembley

who were there for the Tottenham cup

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replay with Rochdale thought this.

And that is the on page referee in

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dialogue?

Absolutely, consulting about whether

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to give a goal or not. For football

fans in the stadium they don't know

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what is going on because it is not

clear to them what is going on.

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Do they see the screen? All you see

is a small screen at the top. But

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you don't know what they are

reviewing, they don't know what it

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relates to. Will we have an incident

every single time a goal is scored?

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It leads to indecision. It needs to

improve.

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Another FA Cup game.

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Another match where we're talking

about VAR and not the football

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the football itself,

6-1 Tottenham beat Rochdale to reach

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the FA Cup quarter finals,

but the use of the technology,

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aimed at assisting the referee,

caused confusion at times

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at Wembley, with Spurs having a goal

disallowed and then a penalty,

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with VAR playing a part in both.

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Lots of confusion at Wembley last

night.

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After facing cricticism

since his appointment,

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England women's manager Phil Neville

leads the team for

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the first time tonight.

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They take on France

in the SheBelieves Cup in America.

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Jason Kenny landed a silver

medal on his return

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to International Cycling

at the world track championships

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in the Netherlands.

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His wife Laura, also returning

after the birth of their child,

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will hope to win a medal

in her event later.

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And Andy Murray could be back on a

tennis court sooner than expected.

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His recovery from hip surgery at the

turn of the year, is progressing

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well. He was hoping to return in

time for the grass court season at

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the start of June, but he thinks he

will be back before that for the

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clay-court season. That is pretty

punishing. If he is going to return,

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I think grass will be more sensible

to play on than clay.

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Thank you very much.

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Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

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Today is the first day of the

meteorological

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Today is the first day of the

meteorological spring. We are

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starting off with a red warning.

This is issued by the Met office and

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it is valid until 10am and covers

Central Scotland, Tyneside and five.

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It is the highest level of warning

the Met Office does issue, so expect

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further snow, strong winds. Still

blizzard conditions and still

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blowing snow and drifting snow. We

also have the Amber weather warning

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which is across northern and eastern

and southern Scotland. This one is

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valid until six o'clock this

evening. Then we have another one,

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another amber warning across

southern parts of England, South

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West and also Wales. This one kicks

in at midday and runs through until

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tomorrow morning as well. The amber

warning means be prepared for

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disruption due to this snowfall and

this one here, the red one, as I

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mentioned is the highest level. That

means take action, be prepared to

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take action because it is going to

be disruptive, as we have already

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seen. Today, the snow keeps piling

in on strong winds. We have some dry

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weather as we push further south,

but further snow showers, not as

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heavy across parts of southern

England and the Midlands for

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example. More patchy. In the South,

we have another system coming in

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from the near continent. That will

bring snow across southern counties

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and it will be moving steadily

northwards, getting eventually into

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south-west England and Wales as we

go through the day. Temperatures,

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you can see what you expect to see

on your thermometer, but when you

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add on the strength of the wind, it

is a significant wind-chill. It will

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be bitterly cold, quite Baltic.

Minus 11 is how it will fail if you

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step outside in some parts of the

country. But for all others, it will

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feel sub zero. This is the system

bringing in the snow across southern

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areas. There will be freezing rain

potentially hot on its heels. That

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will be with us this evening and.

Blowing snow and blizzards through

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the course of the day. Tomorrow,

south-western part of England and

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the southern part of Wales, we could

have -20 in some of those areas.

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Double that across the moors and

even a bit more. Thursday night, we

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continue with the snow showers

falling in across the north and east

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of the country and with low

temperatures, hardly surprising

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there is a real risk of ice on

untreated surfaces. Some treacherous

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conditions to greet you as you step

out. These are the overnight

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temperatures and where we have lying

snow and in the countryside, they

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will be much lower than this. We are

looking at minus double digits.

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Tomorrow, we have a bit of a lull in

the south-west for a time. Snow

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showers packing in across Scotland

and northern England. As we go

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through the latter part of the day,

the snow starts to gather again. But

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it will do into the evening is push

across southern areas. By evening,

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from London, heading towards

Liverpool Bay, this whole area will

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see some more snow, something else

to bear in mind if you are

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travelling. With the wind, it will

be blowing and drifting and it will

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feel bitterly cold. As we head into

the weekend, there is the risk of

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further snow. They will remain

unsettled and it will be cold for

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most of us Cub and not as cold in

the south. So lots going on.

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most of us Cub and not as cold in

the south. So lots going on. Carol,

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thank you very much we will be

spending a lot of time with you this

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morning.

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Let's take a look at today's papers.

0:20:340:20:38

The Mirror and the Financial Times

going on about various stores facing

0:20:380:20:43

some really big problems and some

serious job losses.

The challenge on

0:20:430:20:51

the high street is stark yesterday.

They got news about Toys "R" Us,

0:20:510:21:03

because they were trying to find a

buyer, but now it will be in

0:21:030:21:09

administration. They were trying to

keep the stores open, but they will

0:21:090:21:12

be closing down and there be

discounts. Then hot on the heels of

0:21:120:21:17

that, there was Maplin, the

electronics retailer. They are

0:21:170:21:23

trying to keep it going as a going

concern. On the back of that, the

0:21:230:21:30

restaurant chain Prezza. Trying to

get a company voluntary agreements,

0:21:300:21:42

saying they are having problems and

going to landlords where their

0:21:420:21:47

restaurants are and saying, we don't

need so many. Has been the case for

0:21:470:21:51

Jamie Oliver's restaurants.

The

Telegraph and the Times have similar

0:21:510:21:57

front pages. We note the Royals were

meeting to talk about their

0:21:570:22:03

charities, Meghan Markle urging

women to feel empowered. Their main

0:22:030:22:07

story in the Telegraph is about

Brexit. Boris Johnson, his allies

0:22:070:22:11

saying the Irish issue is being

exploited, the Irish issue of the

0:22:110:22:18

Irish border makes the front page of

the Times. It is an impressive

0:22:180:22:22

double act, Meghan Markle and the

Duchess of Cambridge, talking about

0:22:220:22:26

their charities.

The papers are enjoying that moment.

0:22:260:22:29

There they are, the Fab four. Papers

love doing this, they analyse their

0:22:290:22:34

body language, at little bit about

whose hands are where and what

0:22:340:22:41

various things they are saying. It

is an line-up you suspect we will

0:22:410:22:46

see a bit of in the future. What

have you got for us?

How can I

0:22:460:22:53

compete with that line-up. Eddie

Jones, the England head coach was

0:22:530:22:57

coming back from Scotland and he

came to Manchester. He went to Old

0:22:570:23:01

Trafford to watch a match with Sir

Alex Ferguson after Scotland lost to

0:23:010:23:05

England in the six Nations. He said

he was physically and verbally

0:23:050:23:10

abused on the train. He was

travelling standard class because he

0:23:100:23:13

thought it would be fine to do that.

But he is a recognised face and he

0:23:130:23:19

received a lot of criticism.

From

England fans?

In the article it says

0:23:190:23:24

a lot of Scottish fans, but when he

got to Manchester, he tried to get

0:23:240:23:28

in a taxi and some fans tried to get

in the car with him. It is one of

0:23:280:23:33

the great things about sport, we

wind each other up, but he felt it

0:23:330:23:37

was...

If you are a success story,

that was the point of the story,

0:23:370:23:44

attention is drawn.

If you are a

recognised face and travelling on a

0:23:440:23:51

train, you know?

What have you got? We are talking

0:23:510:23:55

about the weather and they have done

a mixture of the fun, not so fun and

0:23:550:24:00

great weather for polar bears. This

is a polar bear in the part of the

0:24:000:24:05

Yorkshire wildlife park. You get the

sense, there are people enjoying it,

0:24:050:24:08

but it is causing all sorts of

issues.

0:24:080:24:13

We don't recommend this kind of

activity.

That is bad. Look at the

0:24:130:24:20

person in the swimming costume!

What

is that about. They have got socks

0:24:200:24:25

on, so it is OK. It is the feet and

the head. We will see you all later

0:24:250:24:34

on and we will keep you up-to-date

with the situation across the UK

0:24:340:24:37

with the weather throughout the

programme this morning.

0:24:370:24:41

The case of a woman convicted

of murdering her husband will go

0:24:410:24:46

to the Court of Appeal today

as she claims she was a victim

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of a form of psychological domestic

abuse, known as 'Coercive control'.

0:24:490:24:52

Sally Challen is serving an 18

year prison sentence

0:24:520:24:54

after killing her husband

with a hammer.

0:24:540:24:56

Since the attack in 2010

there is now a better understanding

0:24:560:24:59

of what coercive control means,

and what effect it can have.

0:24:590:25:01

Breakfast's John Maguire reports.

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Seven years ago, Sally Challen,

was convicted of murdering

0:25:030:25:05

her husband Richard,

with a hammer.

0:25:050:25:09

She was sentenced to life,

18 years in prison.

0:25:090:25:13

The prosecution said she'd acted out

of jealousy, as Richard had been

0:25:130:25:16

repeatedly unfaithful.

0:25:160:25:20

It would be nice to kind

of look at these photos,

0:25:200:25:23

hopefully after something good has

come of it...

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The couple's youngest son David,

believes his father exercised

0:25:260:25:29

extreme psychological control

over his mother.

0:25:290:25:33

Something that eventually

drove her to kill her husband.

0:25:330:25:39

There was more control present,

financial control, constraining her,

0:25:390:25:42

stopping her from talking to friends

and in arguments just

0:25:420:25:47

convincing her she's

crazy and making up facts

0:25:470:25:50

when she had hard evidence.

0:25:500:25:53

The pivotal moment,

when he went to a brothel,

0:25:530:25:55

he got caught red-handed.

0:25:550:25:57

It confirmed all her beliefs

and reality in her eyes

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to see that there.

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And he would still try and convince

her, and actually my mother came

0:26:040:26:08

back to me and my brother separately

and said, you know, he was making me

0:26:080:26:11

question the facts I had

on paper and my sanity.

0:26:110:26:14

I thought I was losing it.

0:26:140:26:17

Which is the first part I thought,

this is not right, he's really

0:26:170:26:21

starting to wage war

on her, mentally.

0:26:210:26:25

Today, the Court of Appeal

will consider whether or not

0:26:250:26:28

to allow Sally to challenge

her murder conviction.

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Her legal team argues there's

new evidence about her state of mind

0:26:310:26:34

at the time of the attack,

but also she was a victim of what's

0:26:340:26:37

known as coercive control,

an area of domestic abuse that's far

0:26:370:26:42

better understood now,

than at the original

0:26:420:26:45

trial seven years ago.

0:26:450:26:49

In fact, since 2015,

this type of abuse has been

0:26:490:26:52

recognised by in new law.

0:26:520:26:54

That framework for understanding

a relationship really assists

0:26:540:26:58

in understanding how Sally

was driven into a state of complete

0:26:580:27:02

mental decline and was driven,

in a sense, to react

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in the way she did.

0:27:060:27:12

It helps us frame a potential,

partial defence to murder

0:27:120:27:14

of provocation, as well

as diminished responsibility.

0:27:140:27:20

The Court of Appeal will need to be

convinced there is new evidence that

0:27:200:27:23

Sally committed manslaughter due

to her state of mind,

0:27:230:27:27

rather than murder,

born out of jealousy.

0:27:270:27:33

For her son, this is also

an opportunity for other victims

0:27:330:27:36

to recognise the psychological

attack they're being subjected to.

0:27:360:27:41

This case is so important

to recognise mental abuse

0:27:410:27:43

and coercive control.

0:27:430:27:46

It's not something we like to

think of as serious,

0:27:460:27:48

we like to wash our hands of it

and just say it's like any other

0:27:480:27:52

relationship, it's not.

0:27:520:27:53

It's not.

0:27:530:27:55

People need to realise that

and I hope this is a point

0:27:550:27:59

at which we can help

people like that.

0:27:590:28:01

It is too late to help

one of David's parents,

0:28:010:28:03

but he hopes not the other.

0:28:030:28:05

John Maguire, BBC News, London.

0:28:050:28:13

We will update you with what happens

in that story and thank you to the

0:28:190:28:23

family for speaking to us.

0:28:230:28:28

You're watching Breakfast.

0:28:280:28:29

We'll be back with a summary

of the news at 6.30.

0:28:290:28:32

We'll bring you the latest

on the 'Beast from the East'

0:28:320:28:34

and what to expect when it meets

Storm Emma, which is rolling

0:28:340:28:37

in from the Atlantic today.

0:28:370:28:38

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

0:28:380:32:03

There is 20 more on our website at

the usual address. Let's get back to

0:32:030:32:06

and Louise.

0:32:060:32:11

Hello, this is Breakfast, with

Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt.

0:32:110:32:14

It's Thursday 1st March.

0:32:140:32:18

Coming up on Breakfast today:

Another day of sub-zero

0:32:180:32:21

temperatures, icy blasts

and blizzard-like conditions.

0:32:210:32:24

We'll bring you the latest

from across the UK as storm Emma

0:32:240:32:32

storm Emma rolls in.

0:32:330:32:35

Also this morning, Ben will be

joined by the boss of mobile phone

0:32:350:32:39

company Giff Gaff to talk

about the future of the industry.

0:32:390:32:46

Pop star Sting will join

us on the sofa to talk

0:32:510:32:54

about his personal tribute

to his home town and he'll also

0:32:540:32:56

perform a song from his musical.

0:32:560:32:59

Also this morning, Ben will be

joined by the boss of mobile phone

0:32:590:33:04

Good Morning, here's

a summary of today's main

0:33:040:33:06

stories from BBC News.

0:33:060:33:09

Snow and freezing temperatures

are causing widespread disruption

0:33:090:33:11

across almost all of the UK today.

0:33:110:33:12

Scotland is worst hit -

a red alert is in place,

0:33:120:33:15

that's the Met Office's most severe

warning which means

0:33:150:33:17

there's a risk to life.

0:33:170:33:19

And things will get worse with storm

Emma due to bring heavy

0:33:190:33:22

snowfall later today.

0:33:220:33:24

Almost all train operators will be

affected with most airports warning

0:33:240:33:26

of delays and motorists

are being advised not

0:33:260:33:29

to travel unnecessarily.

0:33:290:33:32

One of the worst affected areas

is the north east of England.

0:33:320:33:35

Phil Bodmer is in Yarm on Teesside.

0:33:350:33:40

Good morning. We concede that snow

is going to because an disruption

0:33:400:33:46

for many people.

It will be. This is

in Teesside, in the amber warning

0:33:460:33:54

area, and there has been further

heavy snow overnight. If we take the

0:33:540:34:00

smell of this car, you can see there

are several inches. The main road

0:34:000:34:05

has been gritted. A few moments ago

we saw two snowploughs going up and

0:34:050:34:09

down. Drivers are using it, but

there is a lot of black eyes out

0:34:090:34:15

there. Temperatures are minus four

at the moment. Lincolnshire police

0:34:150:34:22

say currently all main routes in the

county of Lincolnshire are not

0:34:220:34:25

passable and they are advising

people not to travel unless they

0:34:250:34:29

absolutely need to. North Yorkshire

police say road conditions are

0:34:290:34:33

abysmal and are advising drivers to

take extra care. The A66 at Scots

0:34:330:34:41

Corner is close, the main

trans-Pennine route across Cumbria.

0:34:410:34:46

Conditions are clearly not good. As

the wind build up there is a lot of

0:34:460:34:51

drifting and snow is blowing off the

field and the hedges onto the main

0:34:510:34:55

road and if you encounter that, you

could be in trouble. The advice is

0:34:550:34:59

to take extra care and allow plenty

of time for travel.

The weather

0:34:590:35:09

causing severe transport problems

and Jon Donnison is outside King's

0:35:090:35:13

Cross station in central London. I

see a little bit of snow falling

0:35:130:35:16

where you are. This is causing real

problems across the UK.

A little bit

0:35:160:35:24

of fine snow, it is saying minus

three on our thermometer, but big

0:35:240:35:29

problems on the rail networks all

across the country today, especially

0:35:290:35:34

in Scotland. I have checked with

National rail and more than 20

0:35:340:35:38

different train companies are

running reduced services today. We

0:35:380:35:43

have also got big problems at the

airports. A lot of passengers expect

0:35:430:35:48

delays. We have heard about the

situation at Glasgow, still close,

0:35:480:35:53

and people sleeping at the airport

overnight. British airways are now

0:35:530:35:58

saying that anyone booked on a

short-haul flight out of the UK

0:35:580:36:03

before Sunday can rebook for later

in the month, even if at the moment

0:36:030:36:08

they are currently booked on a

flight that is still due to fly. The

0:36:080:36:13

situation is not due to improved, in

fact it may get worse, until at

0:36:130:36:18

least Sunday.

John

0:36:180:36:25

least Sunday.

John that King's

Cross, thank you. We were speaking

0:36:280:36:30

to people earlier on court on the

M80, somebody stuck for ten hours in

0:36:300:36:37

a car just waiting for something to

happen.

0:36:370:36:41

She is not alone, she said it looked

like the car park. They still have

0:36:410:36:45

not got information as to when they

can get back on their journeys. We

0:36:450:36:50

will keep you up-to-date and we will

have the weather in a few minutes

0:36:500:36:53

and more details on how the weather

is affecting your area, tune into

0:36:530:37:00

your local BBC Radio station as

well. And the rest of the day's

0:37:000:37:05

News:

0:37:050:37:06

And the rest of the

0:37:060:37:07

The Prime Minister

will meet the President

0:37:070:37:09

of the European Council,

Donald Tusk, in Downing Steet today.

0:37:090:37:11

They'll discuss Brexit

during a working lunch and tomorrow

0:37:110:37:13

Theresa May is expected to reveal

more detail of her vision

0:37:130:37:16

for Britain's long-term future

relationship with the EU.

0:37:160:37:18

Without a Brexit deal,

hundreds of thousands of jobs

0:37:180:37:21

could be lost in the UK car industry

according to a new report by MPs.

0:37:210:37:24

The Business, Energy

and Industrial Strategy Committee

0:37:240:37:26

says a no deal could cost millions

of pounds and result

0:37:260:37:31

in a huge drop in exports.

0:37:310:37:34

The report comes a day

after Toyota confirmed it

0:37:340:37:38

would build its new Auris model

in the UK and make the engines

0:37:380:37:41

in this country as well.

0:37:410:37:43

The Independent Inquiry

into Child Sexual Abuse

0:37:430:37:45

will publish its first completed

report this morning.

0:37:450:37:48

The findings will focus

on the forced migration and abuse

0:37:480:37:51

of thousands of children,

many of whom were in care,

0:37:510:37:55

who were sent to Australia,

New Zealand, Canada and Africa

0:37:550:37:58

following the second world war.

0:37:580:38:00

The British and Australian

governments have apologised,

0:38:000:38:03

but today's report is likely

to condemn the programme

0:38:030:38:08

and highlight the failure to detect

and prevent the abuse.

0:38:080:38:14

one President Trump's longest

serving eight, the communication

0:38:150:38:18

director, is to stand down. She took

over the role six months ago but had

0:38:180:38:22

been working for the president for

some time before he entered

0:38:220:38:26

politics. Appearing before the

enquiry as to whether the Trump

0:38:260:38:30

campaign colluded with Russia before

the 2016 election, she admitted

0:38:300:38:35

telling what she described as white

lies to protect the president,

0:38:350:38:39

although she insisted none of these

had been in relation to the Russia

0:38:390:38:43

inquiry.

0:38:430:38:47

You might notice some new coins

when you get your change today

0:38:470:38:50

as the Royal Mint is releasing 26

new designs of the ten pence piece.

0:38:500:38:54

The coins are an A-Z celebrating

Great Britain with many

0:38:540:38:56

decided by public vote.

0:38:560:38:57

A for Angel of the North was voted

the most popular northern

0:38:570:39:00

landmark, and there's also

Z for zebra-crossing.

0:39:000:39:02

Other coin designs feature James

Bond, a cup of tea and Stonehenge.

0:39:020:39:09

And I have the full set.

Is that all of them? Yes, you cannot

0:39:090:39:16

have any of them.

I know they are real money, but when

0:39:160:39:20

I saw the pictures of them they

don't look like real money.

0:39:200:39:25

There will be a game to get as many

of them as you can. They are really

0:39:250:39:29

rather lovely.

I will find one for C, Charlie.

0:39:290:39:41

A long time ago there used to be

football once. You used to go in

0:39:410:39:48

when you bought petrol and you got a

call in and you would stick it in

0:39:480:39:52

and it was the World Cup.

Euro 96? No, it was a long time ago.

0:39:520:40:01

He is arguing with the director.

What did he say?

0:40:010:40:05

It was before that. It is going way

back.

0:40:050:40:10

Somebody watching will know.

0:40:100:40:16

Somebody watching will know. Did you

watch the football last night with a

0:40:160:40:19

controversy with video technology?

We do this because the referees talk

0:40:190:40:26

like us.

0:40:260:40:33

They say it is taking away from the

match day atmosphere. When he is

0:40:330:40:38

consulting the video assistant

referee, he is taking a long time to

0:40:380:40:42

make decisions. We will get to the

point where fans will not be

0:40:420:40:45

celebrating a goal because they will

have to wait for the referee to

0:40:450:40:48

consult.

0:40:480:40:51

Plenty of talking points,

not just the goals.

0:40:510:40:53

It was used twice, for the second

time to give Spurs a penalty,

0:40:530:40:57

when the referee had initially given

a free kick.

0:40:570:41:03

So he consult the video system.

0:41:030:41:05

So he consult the video system.

0:41:050:41:09

He gives a penalty.

0:41:090:41:10

He gives a penalty.

0:41:100:41:12

But despite scoring,

Song Hueng Min saw his goal

0:41:120:41:14

disallowed for feinting

after his run up which

0:41:140:41:16

is against the rules,

and his goal was disallowed.

0:41:160:41:18

The Tottenham manager says it's not

helping referees and is taking away

0:41:180:41:21

from the match-day experience.

0:41:210:41:27

I think we have the best

referees in Europe.

0:41:270:41:29

I think the referees

in the Premier League are the best.

0:41:290:41:32

But sometimes the system

is not going to help.

0:41:320:41:34

It's not going to help football.

0:41:340:41:36

If you watched today,

the first half, that is why

0:41:360:41:39

we are so disappointed.

0:41:390:41:47

Fair play to Rochdale, it was 1-0 at

half-time.

0:41:500:41:57

Tottenham did win it,

6-1 in the end.

0:41:570:41:59

Fernando Llorente -

much maligned at Wembley

0:41:590:42:01

for much of this season -

scored a hattrick to end Rochdale's

0:42:010:42:04

hopes of a fairytale upset.

0:42:040:42:07

After facing cricticism

since his appointment,

0:42:070:42:09

England women's manager Phil Neville

leads the team for

0:42:090:42:11

the first time tonight.

0:42:110:42:12

They take on France

in the SheBelieves Cup in America.

0:42:120:42:16

It will be a real test to see if he

can get the England side going. They

0:42:160:42:20

have three difficult games to come.

0:42:200:42:26

They have three

difficult games to come.

0:42:260:42:29

We did incredible in the Euros,

we did incredible in the World Cup.

0:42:290:42:32

But I think that's probably as far

as we were going to go.

0:42:320:42:35

I think with his tactical

knowledge and what he's

0:42:350:42:37

going to implement on the pitch,

that's the difference.

0:42:370:42:39

We need to possess the ball more,

we need to create more

0:42:390:42:42

goal-scoring opportunities.

0:42:420:42:45

You know, he's very keen

on being brave in possession,

0:42:450:42:47

keeping the ball, but making sure

we play with a purpose.

0:42:470:42:52

I think that's going to be

the real difference for us.

0:42:520:42:56

An update now on the

fitness of Andy Murray.

0:42:560:43:04

He had an operation in January on a

troubled hip.

0:43:050:43:08

He had an operation

in January on a troubled hip.

0:43:080:43:10

He could return to tennis

sooner than we expected.

0:43:100:43:12

The former World Number One has been

missing from the sport for the best

0:43:120:43:16

part of eight months has

undergone hip surgery.

0:43:160:43:18

The initial expectation

was that he might make it back

0:43:180:43:20

for the grass court season in June

but rehab is going well and could be

0:43:200:43:24

back on a practice court as early

as the end of this month.

0:43:240:43:27

England rugby head coach Eddie Jones

won't take public transport

0:43:270:43:29

in the country again after he says

he was phyiscally and verbally

0:43:290:43:34

abused at the weekend.

0:43:340:43:36

Jones watched his England team lose

0:43:360:43:38

for only the second time

in his tenure on Saturday

0:43:380:43:41

in the Calcutta Cup.

0:43:410:43:44

After travelling back

from Edinburgh on Sunday by train,

0:43:440:43:48

Jones says he wasn't comfortable

and he was surprised

0:43:480:43:50

by his treatment.

0:43:500:43:53

Both Jason and Laura Kenny have

returned to racing for Great Britain

0:43:530:43:55

for the first time

since the Rio Olympics,

0:43:550:44:03

getting married,

0:44:040:44:05

AND having a baby.

0:44:050:44:07

They're competing at the Track

Cycling World Championships

0:44:070:44:09

in the Netherlands.

0:44:090:44:10

Jason retired after the Rio games

before reversing that decision late

0:44:100:44:14

last year.

0:44:140:44:17

Alongside Jack Carlin

AND Ryan Owens he went up

0:44:170:44:19

against the Netherlands

in the final of the team sprint

0:44:190:44:22

but they could only

manage second and silver.

0:44:220:44:27

His wife Laura says she is enjoying

being back on the track. She will be

0:44:270:44:31

on the track later on today.

0:44:310:44:42

on the track later on today. The

dream team, back on the track.

0:44:420:44:45

Silver for Jason and hopefully Laura

can pick up some silverware as well.

0:44:450:44:57

We are catching up with people who

have been caught up in some of the

0:44:570:45:01

problems. We can speak to two people

who spend the night on the floor of

0:45:010:45:09

Glasgow airport after the beast from

the East left them stranded. That

0:45:090:45:14

was yesterday afternoon. Good

morning. I see you are smiling,

0:45:140:45:16

despite what is going on. Tell us

what is happening, Leanne.

0:45:160:45:25

We have been stuck here since 10am

yesterday.

0:45:250:45:28

We have been stuck here since 10am

yesterday. The airline walked away

0:45:280:45:31

and left as they're saying it is

nothing to do with us. People are

0:45:310:45:37

sleeping on the floor, not enough

blankets. There are about 500 people

0:45:370:45:43

here. It is only a conference room

we have been squeezed into. Our

0:45:430:45:51

flight is meant to be going at

12:30pm today, but we don't know.

0:45:510:45:56

Where were you supposed to be going?

We were supposed to be going to

0:45:560:46:03

Bali, to do teacher training. We

were meant to be there today to

0:46:030:46:06

start.

Leanne, talk me through the

accommodation arrangements, what has

0:46:060:46:13

been laid on to you and how are you

being treated?

They haven't laid

0:46:130:46:18

anything on, we haven't got

anything. The Red Cross came in.

0:46:180:46:25

They never told the people in

terminal one, and terminal two got

0:46:250:46:35

it. A certain airline were giving

out blankets, but we didn't get any

0:46:350:46:39

because we were not with that

airline. Other companies have been

0:46:390:46:42

giving out vouchers, but we have not

got anything.

What have you been

0:46:420:46:47

told in terms of the conditions

outside. We know the weather is very

0:46:470:46:52

bad across a lot of Scotland at the

moment, what are you seeing outside

0:46:520:46:55

the terminal?

At the moment it isn't

snowing but it has been snowing

0:46:550:47:00

heavily since 4am so our flight is

still scheduled to take off at

0:47:000:47:09

12:30pm this afternoon so fingers

crossed we can get an opening to

0:47:090:47:13

actually make the journey onwards.

Yvonne, Leanne, we wish you well

0:47:130:47:19

with your journey. As with a lot of

people caught up in tricky

0:47:190:47:25

circumstances, you sound rather

chirpy. Good luck, I hope it works

0:47:250:47:29

out for you. Thank you. Everybody we

have spoken to this morning, have

0:47:290:47:36

been very cheery.

0:47:360:47:41

been very cheery. Let's go to Carol,

she has all the details.

0:47:410:47:49

I am going to start with the red

weather warning. It is through

0:47:510:47:56

central areas, Tayside and Fife. It

is the highest level the Met office

0:47:560:48:04

issues and it means be prepared,

take actions, all these things

0:48:040:48:08

rolled into one. It is offering a

lot of snow through the course of

0:48:080:48:12

the morning. The north-east of

Scotland, southern Scotland, heading

0:48:120:48:18

towards Cumbria, this is an amber

warning, be prepared for disruption

0:48:180:48:21

and once again there is more

snowfalls. This one is valid until

0:48:210:48:25

tomorrow morning from the southern

half of Wales and south-west England

0:48:250:48:31

for snow and ice. We take a look at

the forecast. We have a system

0:48:310:48:37

coming up from the south and we can

see the south coast of England and

0:48:370:48:41

it will bring snow steadily into

Southern counties. The direction

0:48:410:48:46

will be swinging over towards

Northern Ireland. Already we have

0:48:460:48:50

snow appearing across the south

coast through the day. It will move

0:48:500:48:53

northwards and the wind will be a

significant factor. We held on more

0:48:530:48:57

snowfall where we have the red

warning across Central Scotland.

0:48:570:49:02

That expires at 10am this morning

and we have more snow packing in

0:49:020:49:05

across the north, east and south of

Scotland, also across the north-east

0:49:050:49:12

of England in the direction of

Cumbria. The snow coming in across

0:49:120:49:15

the south-east, London and the

Midlands will be patchy. We have

0:49:150:49:22

significant snowfall in the southern

half of Wales. Some places getting

0:49:220:49:27

on for eight inches. Some parts

could get double. With the wind it

0:49:270:49:32

will be blowing around and there

will be blizzards. There will be

0:49:320:49:37

atrocious conditions. What we have

with temperatures, cold day in

0:49:370:49:41

prospect, but with the wind we have

a significant wind-chill. It will

0:49:410:49:46

feel better once again. Look at

that, minus 11. As we head into the

0:49:460:49:52

overnight period we do have this

snow piling in across the south-west

0:49:520:49:56

and also Wales, freezing rain

potentially behind it and another

0:49:560:50:00

danger is element, a lot of ice

around. In the north and the east of

0:50:000:50:07

the country, carrying on with the

snow showers coming in on the strong

0:50:070:50:09

wind. In between there will be dry

conditions but the risk of ice

0:50:090:50:13

especially where there is lying

snow. We are back into minus double

0:50:130:50:20

figures. Tomorrow starts off with

snow across the south-east, Wales

0:50:200:50:24

and the south-west, southern

counties of England generally. The

0:50:240:50:27

north-east seeing further snow

showers. A drier interlude for a

0:50:270:50:34

time but then it turns heavy as it

pushes northwards. By the end of the

0:50:340:50:38

afternoon and early evening there

will be more snow from the London

0:50:380:50:40

area heading towards Liverpool Bay

and all points south. Something

0:50:400:50:46

again to bear in mind if you are

travelling. With the wind, it will

0:50:460:50:50

be blowing around and it will be a

bitterly cold day. As we head into

0:50:500:50:55

the weekend, it still will be cold

for most of the country. Less cold

0:50:550:50:59

in the south, temperatures

recovering slightly, but there is

0:50:590:51:02

still going to be the risk of snow.

So lots going on with the weather,

0:51:020:51:07

Charlie and Louise.

0:51:070:51:12

Thank you, we will be back in about

half an hour with you.

0:51:130:51:20

We have gay nude to show -- we have

been asking you to show us your

0:51:290:51:37

pictures. There is the map.

0:51:370:51:48

Rachel Rose has sent in this photo

of Biddulph Moor in Staffordshire.

0:51:500:51:53

Yvonne Hindle took this photo

in Pleasington, Lancashire.

0:51:530:51:55

Here's a lovely photo

of Evie and her snowman

0:51:550:51:58

in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

0:51:580:52:06

And finally Patricia has

sent in this picture of

0:52:080:52:10

Ladybower Reservoir in Derbyshire.

0:52:100:52:16

Keep those pictures coming in. Rough

conditions for a lot of people, but

0:52:160:52:20

if you get a chance to take a

picture, please send them.

0:52:200:52:26

It sometimes seems our whole

world is moving not just

0:52:260:52:28

online, but on the move.

0:52:280:52:29

So can our mobile network cope?

0:52:290:52:31

Ben has more.

0:52:310:52:32

How often do you make

calls these days?

0:52:320:52:34

Do you rely more on data

for access to messages,

0:52:340:52:36

social networks or the internet?

0:52:360:52:39

Ofcom says we use about two

gigabytes a month, that's enough

0:52:390:52:43

to watch a film in high definition.

0:52:430:52:45

But one company, Giff Gaff,

says that could rise to nearly 100

0:52:450:52:50

gigabytes a month by 2025.

0:52:500:52:51

Mike Fairman is the boss

and he's with me now.

0:52:510:52:59

Good morning. That is a pretty

staggering increase in the man,

0:52:590:53:04

placing all sorts of pressure on the

network. Why such a change in

0:53:040:53:08

demand.

If you look at our growth,

we are seeing 45% year-on-year. The

0:53:080:53:16

thing that is driving it is video

consumption. YouTube is huge, the

0:53:160:53:22

people watching clips and

downloading streaming services,

0:53:220:53:25

listening to music and streaming

music is more popular.

The market

0:53:250:53:30

has changed entirely, the idea of

streaming things on the move has

0:53:300:53:35

really changed. Ordinarily, we would

download it before we went out?

That

0:53:350:53:40

is right, and that has changed

completely. You will have access to

0:53:400:53:44

millions of tracks and you download

and stream on the move.

Can the

0:53:440:53:48

network cope, some people will find

it hard to download one song, never

0:53:480:53:56

mind mind albums and videos?

It is a

challenge, new technology is coming

0:53:560:54:02

along

0:54:020:54:07

along like 5G, maybe 40 times faster

than we get today. But there isn't

0:54:070:54:12

much advantage in downloading a

movie in ten seconds if it still

0:54:120:54:17

takes an hour and a half to watch.

We have been told, people want is a

0:54:170:54:23

ubiquitous service at a reasonable

speed and a reasonable cost.

0:54:230:54:29

Although 5G is fantastic technology,

it looks like it could be expensive

0:54:290:54:33

to deploy. Networks will be relying

on the current technology, 4G, to

0:54:330:54:39

deliver that service for quite some

years to come.

As soon as we start

0:54:390:54:44

talking about things like 5G, some

people struggle to get 4G or 3G, is

0:54:440:54:50

there a commitment to make sure

there is universal coverage across

0:54:500:54:55

the country?

More work needs to be

done to get coverage. There was an

0:54:550:55:01

idea putting phone masts on the

churches in the countryside which is

0:55:010:55:05

great to get aerials in the air and

get the coverage to be better. There

0:55:050:55:09

is a lot of investment being put in

by the networks. But the thing that

0:55:090:55:14

people want, this ubiquitous

coverage. They wanted at a

0:55:140:55:17

reasonable price and they don't want

to be trapped into a contract that

0:55:170:55:20

ties them into a particular network,

especially if the coverage where

0:55:200:55:24

they live and work is no good so

they need to be free to move around.

0:55:240:55:29

How difficult is it to improve the

coverage in those areas, and a lot

0:55:290:55:36

of people are reluctant to have a

phone mast at the bottom of the

0:55:360:55:40

garden, so what else is holding it

back?

Planning is a big one. Every

0:55:400:55:46

phone mast needs a data link that

goes from it back to the network.

0:55:460:55:50

You might have to dig a trench for

several miles to get the data link

0:55:500:55:55

in. It is very expensive to put in

the infrastructure and the number of

0:55:550:55:59

people who use that could be very

small. So the economics become very

0:55:590:56:03

difficult. Things like network

sharing help. Networks can share the

0:56:030:56:08

infrastructure and Mac keeps the

cost down for everyone. As I said,

0:56:080:56:13

it is getting back to what people

want and they want the ability to be

0:56:130:56:16

able to choose the network that has

the best coverage for them and they

0:56:160:56:19

don't want to be locked into a

long-term contract.

Nothing worse

0:56:190:56:23

than moving house and then realising

your phone provider doesn't work

0:56:230:56:26

there.

0:56:260:56:31

Mike, very much, executive chairman

from Giff Gaff. More from me later

0:56:320:56:36

about the collapse of those

retailers we talked about yesterday.

0:56:360:56:42

Shall we just quickly look outside.

This is outside our studios in

0:56:420:56:47

Salford quays. You can see B

Imperial War Museum north, still

0:56:470:56:52

with the snow covering which has

been there for the last 24 hours. It

0:56:520:56:56

is the wind in the north-west making

the difference. The picture in

0:56:560:57:01

London. You get a sense of, you know

there is snow falling as we speak

0:57:010:57:07

this morning, you cannot see very

much. I think those are the House of

0:57:070:57:11

Commons. We will get a full picture

with Carol and all the details of

0:57:110:57:15

how it might affect you drop the

programme.

0:57:151:00:41

Hello, this is Breakfast, with

Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt.

1:00:411:00:44

A red weather warning for Scotland.

1:00:441:00:46

Forecasters say snow and freezing

temperatures pose a risk to life.

1:00:461:00:50

People are told to stay indoors

and there could be worse on the way

1:00:501:00:54

for the rest of the UK with storm

Emma due to hit later today.

1:00:541:01:00

Hundreds of drivers have spent

up to 13 hours trapped

1:01:001:01:03

in their vehicles overnight

on the M80.

1:01:031:01:11

The red warning you can see behind

me applies to Central Scotland,

1:01:111:01:16

Tayside and Fife and is valid until

ten o'clock this morning and it

1:01:161:01:20

means take action. We have also got

more snow where we have got the

1:01:201:01:25

amber areas as well and there will

be blizzards later across various

1:01:251:01:29

parts of the country. It will feel

bitterly cold with a significant

1:01:291:01:33

wind-chill.

1:01:331:01:42

Good morning, it's Thursday,

the first of March.

1:01:451:01:46

Lots more detail on

the weather coming up.

1:01:461:01:49

Also in the news this morning.

1:01:491:01:54

Condemnation for the abuse suffered

by thousands of British children

1:01:541:01:59

sent abroad after the Second World

War. An independent inquiry

1:01:591:02:02

publishes its report.

1:02:021:02:03

An independent inquiry

publishes its report.

1:02:031:02:05

The cold weather means demand

for gas is at its highest for six

1:02:051:02:09

years, but with more price rises

on the way I'll look at how

1:02:091:02:12

to save money heating your home,

while the big freeze continues.

1:02:121:02:15

In sport, a night when seven

goals wasn't the story.

1:02:151:02:18

As the use of the Video Asssistant

Referee proves as much of a talking

1:02:181:02:22

point as Tottenham's 6-1 win

to reach the FA Cup quarter Finals.

1:02:221:02:26

And Sir Ben Ainslie is on a mission

to bring the Americas Cup back

1:02:261:02:29

to Britian for the first time.

1:02:291:02:31

He'll be here to tell us

how he plans to do it.

1:02:311:02:34

Good morning.

1:02:341:02:36

First, our main story.

1:02:361:02:41

Hundreds of people have been trapped

in their vehicles overnight on the

1:02:411:02:45

M80 in Scotland as snow and freezing

temperatures continue to grip the

1:02:451:02:51

UK. Scotland is under red alert, the

Met Office's most severe warning,

1:02:511:02:55

which means there is a risk to life.

Storm Emma is due to bring heavy

1:02:551:03:01

rainfall later today. Almost all

airports are affected and many

1:03:011:03:08

people are being advised not to

travel unless absolutely necessary.

1:03:081:03:13

In terms of weather, March the 1st

marks the first day of spring.

1:03:131:03:16

It doesn't feel like it.

1:03:161:03:18

Today Central Scotland is again

likely to be the worst affected.

1:03:181:03:25

On the M80 near Glasgow hundreds

of drivers spent much

1:03:251:03:27

of the night trapped,

having ignored warnings

1:03:271:03:29

not to travel.

1:03:291:03:31

20 minutes ago it moved maybe 100

yards and then we stopped.

1:03:311:03:34

The snow is coming in in showers.

1:03:341:03:36

When it was daylight the sky cleared

and it looked optimistic

1:03:361:03:41

and the next thing was it went black

and there were heavy

1:03:411:03:44

showers of snow.

1:03:441:03:46

Glasgow airport remained shut.

1:03:461:03:49

Scores of flights

have been cancelled.

1:03:491:03:52

The snow started pelting down

and they said we could not leave

1:03:521:03:55

for an hour and a half.

1:03:551:03:57

Then it was another

hour and another hour.

1:03:571:04:00

The Red Cross had to bring

in temporary beds for passengers

1:04:001:04:02

stranded overnight.

1:04:021:04:06

In Perthshire these deer

were seeking shelter,

1:04:061:04:09

coming down from the hills in search

of food, an indication of how bad

1:04:091:04:13

the weather has got.

1:04:131:04:16

And the worst could

still be to come.

1:04:161:04:19

While the beast from the east

will continue to mean freezing

1:04:191:04:22

temperatures for several more days,

storm Emma is heading

1:04:221:04:25

in from the south and is expected

to bring more heavy

1:04:251:04:28

snowfalls with it.

1:04:281:04:32

The icy weather could linger

well into the weekend.

1:04:321:04:35

Fun for some, but spring

seems a long way away.

1:04:351:04:39

Jon Donnison, BBC News.

1:04:391:04:45

Earlier we heard from Nicola Lee,

who is one of the people stranded

1:04:451:04:48

overnight on the M80 in Scotland.

1:04:481:04:54

It is not too bad. We are in the car

and we are warm, there is not much

1:04:541:04:59

to look at, it is just like a car

park, cars everywhere. Nobody has

1:04:591:05:04

got their lives on any more,

everyone is trying to sleep. The

1:05:041:05:10

police passed on the northbound

carriageway, but we have not heard

1:05:101:05:13

anything. We have got two gritter is

stuck behind us in the traffic and

1:05:131:05:17

cannot get through. We have no idea

how much longer we are going to be

1:05:171:05:21

here for.

1:05:211:05:21

here for.

1:05:211:05:23

Our reporter Catriona Renton's

in Glasgow for us this morning.

1:05:231:05:29

Scotland has been badly affected.

Update us on the latest. And these

1:05:291:05:33

poor people on the M80 as well.

The

police have put out a press release

1:05:331:05:39

and they say it was around 1000

people at the worst held in a queue

1:05:391:05:43

of about eight miles. It has been a

horrible evening for many people

1:05:431:05:48

stuck in their cars overnight. But

listen to this, it is absolutely

1:05:481:05:53

silent. It is Glasgow, the biggest

city in Scotland, it is the 1st of

1:05:531:06:01

March and it would normally be

heading up to the rush hour and

1:06:011:06:04

there is nobody to see at all. I

have walked in this morning, which

1:06:041:06:12

was hard work, but I did not see a

soul on my way in. That is how it

1:06:121:06:16

is. Everybody seems to be taking

that advice. This severe red warning

1:06:161:06:22

is with us until ten o'clock this

morning and people are heeding that

1:06:221:06:26

advice and staying indoors. We have

seen one brave dog walker come past

1:06:261:06:31

us in the last half an hour, but

that is the only other person we

1:06:311:06:35

have seen here today. It is very

quiet and the snow is absolutely

1:06:351:06:39

beautiful. My boss described it to

me last night as Champagne snow. It

1:06:391:06:46

is apparently great for skiing, but

not great for snowballs. We are

1:06:461:06:52

hearing the schools will be closed

again and there are many

1:06:521:06:55

schoolchildren who will not be going

to school for a second day today.

1:06:551:07:00

The advice in this severe red

warning, the highest it has ever

1:07:001:07:03

been in Scotland, is do not drive at

all.

Very clear advice and it is

1:07:031:07:11

interesting to see that people are

very much heeding that. See you

1:07:111:07:13

later.

1:07:131:07:13

See you later.

1:07:131:07:15

One of the worst affected areas

is the north east of England.

1:07:151:07:17

Phil Bodmer is in Yarm on Teeside.

1:07:171:07:22

It looks like you have taken a bit

of shelter. Tell us what the

1:07:221:07:27

situation is like there.

Just as you

have come to us it has stopped

1:07:271:07:32

snowing. It has been snowing pretty

much during the last half an hour.

1:07:321:07:37

This is one of the areas in the

amber warning area and we are

1:07:371:07:41

expecting more snow throughout the

day. It has been heavy overnight. It

1:07:411:07:46

is a picture postcard view here

today, but there are problems on the

1:07:461:07:54

A66 Scotch Corner. Driving

conditions are abysmal across North

1:07:541:07:59

Yorkshire. Lincolnshire police say

many routes across the county are

1:07:591:08:03

not passable and they are advising

drivers not to travel. Leeds

1:08:031:08:08

Bradford airport has a number of

cancellations this morning. They

1:08:081:08:12

have cleared a runway, but as

quickly as they clear it, they have

1:08:121:08:16

problems because the snow continues

to fall. Here are the main route has

1:08:161:08:21

been cleared. Snowploughs has been

going up and down and the route at

1:08:211:08:25

the moment is fine. But when the

wind

1:08:251:08:33

picks up it blows the dry snow back

onto the road and you are back where

1:08:381:08:42

you started. But if you have got to

go out today and use the car, please

1:08:421:08:45

take plenty of time to get to your

destination.

We will keep you up to

1:08:451:08:48

date. The news and weather where you

are every half an hour here for you

1:08:481:08:57

on breakfast and Carol will have a

full forecast in a few minutes. If

1:08:571:09:02

you want details on the travel in

your area, you can tune into your

1:09:021:09:06

local BBC Radio station.

1:09:061:09:07

local BBC Radio station.

1:09:071:09:09

Now for this morning's other news.

1:09:091:09:10

The Prime Minister

will meet the President

1:09:101:09:12

of the European Council,

Donald Tusk, in Downing Steet today.

1:09:121:09:15

They'll discuss Brexit

during a working lunch and tomorrow,

1:09:151:09:18

Theresa May is expected to reveal

more detail of her vision

1:09:181:09:21

for Britain's long-term future

relationship with the EU.

1:09:211:09:24

Without a Brexit deal,

hundreds of thousands of jobs

1:09:241:09:27

could be lost in the UK car industry

according to a new report by MPs.

1:09:271:09:31

The Business, Energy

and Industrial Strategy Committee

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says a no deal could cost millions

of pounds and result

1:09:351:09:37

in a huge drop in exports.

1:09:371:09:42

The report comes a day after Toyota

confirmed it would build a new model

1:09:421:09:45

in the UK and build the engines

in this country as well.

1:09:451:09:56

The Independent Inquiry

into Child Sexual Abuse

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will publish its first completed

report this morning.

1:09:571:09:59

The findings will focus

on the forced migration and abuse

1:09:591:10:02

of thousands of children,

many of whom were in care,

1:10:021:10:04

who were sent to Australia,

New Zealand, Canada and Africa

1:10:041:10:06

following the second world war.

1:10:061:10:08

The British and Australian

governments have apologised,

1:10:081:10:10

but today's report is likely

to condemn the programme

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and highlight the failure to detect

and prevent the abuse.

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The Home Office says

it is considering allowing a medical

1:10:201:10:23

cannabis trial to treat

a six-year-old boy with

1:10:231:10:25

a rare form of epilepsy.

1:10:251:10:26

It previously turned down requests

by the family of Alfie Dingley

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from Warwickshire to legally

take the drug.

1:10:291:10:30

But now ministers say

they are "exploring every option",

1:10:301:10:33

following a meeting with the family.

1:10:331:10:35

An option could be a three-month

trial, led by Alfie's doctors

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and based on "sufficient

and rigorous evidence".

1:10:381:10:43

You might remember his mother

was here last week on Breakfast

1:10:431:10:45

talking about exactly that.

1:10:451:10:49

Shoppers have until midnight tonight

to spend paper ten-pound notes

1:10:491:10:51

featuring Charles Dickens before

they cease to be legal tender.

1:10:511:10:55

The Bank of England says

there are still two-hundred million

1:10:551:10:58

of them in circulation.

1:10:581:11:00

They have been phased out since last

September and replaced by polymer

1:11:001:11:04

notes depicting Jane Austen.

1:11:041:11:12

It has been a very long night for

some motorists in Scotland to have

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had to stay in their cars, all

caught up in problems on the M80.

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There have been disruptions to air

and rail services. We have been

1:11:281:11:33

speaking to people stuck at Glasgow

airport.

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Steen Connelly from Transport

Scotland joins us from Queensferry.

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Tell us how long people have been

stuck on the M80.

We got the road

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open and we got most people away,

but with a blizzard conditions that

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came in we could not maintain that

with some vehicles losing traction

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and we had to close it again. Just

now with Police Scotland we are

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undertaking a managed closure to

allow the vehicles to come back down

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and grit the road and relieve some

stranded people so we can get it

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going. Looking behind me just now I

see some of the vehicles are

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starting to move on the M80 just

now. That looks as if it is

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positively starting to move again.

Point to us which one is the M80.

It

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is the bottom screen.

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There is an HGV that is moving. But

you can see from the pictures we are

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still in blizzard conditions and we

are still in this red warning. The

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message is

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message is same, do not travel. Some

people have heeded the warning and

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it is quite eerie to see how quiet

it is this morning. But there are

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people out there and we understand

there is essential travel, but if

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you do that, you are putting

yourself at risk.

How many people

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were stuck on the M80 at one point?

We are hearing there may be about

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1000.

Yes, it was about that and we

got it down to a couple of hundred

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before it closed again. We are

working with the police and we had

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the Fire Service and mountain rescue

going along to make sure there were

1:13:311:13:36

no welfare issues. We have got all

our machinery and resources out on

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the network and the M80 is the major

thoroughfare that has stranded

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people. But we have experienced this

weather all over Scotland.

We spoke

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to people who were stuck at the

airport overnight. I know there is a

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red warning currently in place. Any

idea when things might start moving

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again?

We have got the red warning

in place until ten o'clock, however

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the amber warning continues until

six o'clock tonight. The amber

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warning is still the same message.

Avoid travel. There are still severe

1:14:091:14:16

challenges and difficulties as we go

on.

You talk about severe

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difficulties and challenges, give us

an idea how many grifters you have

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got out there, how many people are

sorting it out?

We have got over 200

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gritter is dealing with the trunk

route network. They have been out

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there all night and we are working

around the clock. We have got the

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emergency response team in here

working so if there are any issues,

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and throughout the night, there were

many issues, we can coordinate our

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efforts and get things cleared. It

is the M80 that is experiencing

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problems right now.

Thank you very

much for your time. It is

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interesting seeing the screens

behind you. Across large parts of

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Scotland you can see exactly what

the problem is. Thank you very much.

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We will keep you updated on the

transport system. We know in the

1:15:131:15:18

south-west another storm is coming

in. More with Carol on that. In

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amongst this there is beautiful

scenery to be seen in various parts

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of the UK.

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This is Ben.

This is from Tunbridge Wells. It

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just looks like a Christmas snowy

scene. This is Broadwood primary

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School in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Nobody in the playground.

1:15:591:16:07

Nobody in the playground. We will

look outside as well. We have seen

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London in the amber warning but this

is Salford, just outside the studios

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in Salford quays. You can see it

looks quite menacing. It has been

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clear skies earlier, but you can see

the snow. Menacing skies behind. One

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of the features of the storm we are

experiencing is how widespread it is

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across the whole of the UK. We can

see the pictures coming out of the

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camera is high above London. You

cannot see very much, is the truth.

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There is a bit of a snowstorm

happening, but people on the ground

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saying it isn't that severe but the

impression you get from the sky is a

1:16:491:16:53

very gloomy one.

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Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

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This morning, we have some

disruptive snow around again. From

1:17:081:17:12

yesterday until 10am this morning

the Met Office have in force, a red

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weather warning. This is the top

level of warning and it basically

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says, take action. This snow is

disruptive and is across central

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Scotland, Tayside and Fife. It

expires at 10am but it will continue

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to snow. We have this amber weather

warning, which is across northern,

1:17:321:17:37

Eastern and southern Scotland,

north-east England and parts of

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Cumbria. It has been in force for a

while and will expire this evening

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at 6pm and this means be prepared

for disruption because of the snow.

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The next one is across South Wales,

south-west England, the West

1:17:491:17:54

Midlands, heading in the direction

of London and the South East. This

1:17:541:17:59

kicks in at 12pm today and expires

tomorrow morning at 8am and once

1:17:591:18:03

again it is for snow and this one

also has ice. It is also windy, so

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we will have a significant

wind-chill. It will feel bitterly

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cold, it will feel Baltic, actually

and the snow will be blowing and

1:18:141:18:19

drifting for some others and there

will be blizzards. You can just

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about make out the UK, London and

the south coast. We have snow coming

1:18:221:18:28

in across southern counties and it

will swing in the direction of

1:18:281:18:31

Northern Ireland. If we start across

central Scotland, further snow and

1:18:311:18:36

blowing in the wind. The amber

warning, Northern, eastern and

1:18:361:18:41

southern Scotland towards Cumbria,

more snow for you as well and again,

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blowing in the wind. This morning,

snow showers around and as this

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system comes in, storm Emma, it will

be pushing off and taking snow with

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it. Across London and the South

Midlands, the snow will be patchy.

1:18:541:19:00

But the significant snow will be

across southern parts of Wales and

1:19:001:19:04

also the south-west. Here we could

have between ten and 20 centimetres,

1:19:041:19:08

getting on for eight inches. Luckily

in the Moors, for example, we could

1:19:081:19:13

have at least double that. With the

snow blowing around there could be

1:19:131:19:16

blizzards and they will be hazardous

travelling conditions. Snow showers

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accumulating again across Northern

Ireland. Not much in the way of

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sunshine, but even if there was, it

would not affect the tablature.

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These will be the temperatures you

will see on your thermometer, but if

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you step out into the win, it will

feel cold, minus 13 in Birmingham.

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That is not to be sneezed at. Chris

Evans said his hair froze in a few

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minutes he went outside and then

came back in. Overnight, we continue

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with further snow across the South

and the south-west. Further snow

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across the North, Central parts of

Scotland and also the east. You can

1:19:541:19:57

see where the snow is on the charts.

Dry conditions but also windy and it

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will be cold once again. These

temperatures indicate what we can

1:20:021:20:07

expect in towns and cities but in

rural areas where there is lying

1:20:071:20:11

snow, it will be cold and there is a

risk of freezing rain, another

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treacherous element in the south,

particularly the south-west. There

1:20:151:20:20

is ice today, but also tomorrow and

the next couple of days. Tomorrow we

1:20:201:20:24

start with snow across southern

areas. To Wales in the south-west

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heading towards London and the

south-east, we have snow across

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Scotland and northern England. But

through the day, it will feel cold

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and when you add on the strength of

the wind, it will feel bitterly

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cold. Later in the day we have more

snow coming in from the south and

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turning heavier. By early evening in

a line from London up towards

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Liverpool Bay and points south of

that. So if you are travelling,

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please bear that in mind. Towards

the weekend it will be cold for most

1:20:551:20:59

of us. Not as cold in the south, but

very much the risk of snow. Not as

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heavy as we have seen. At least that

is some hope on the horizon.

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That minus 13, was it an actual

minus 13, or feels like?

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It is a feels like. I went to the

post of this briefly yesterday, it

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was freezing.

Thank you very much, Carol and we

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will be back with you in about half

an hour.

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The stories about trouble for stores

on the high street? Yes, big names

1:21:411:21:51

could be disappearing. Confirmation

Toys "R" Us is in Administration

1:21:511:21:54

with the loss of more than 3000

jobs. Also yesterday, news that the

1:21:541:22:01

electronics chain Maplin and the

restaurant chain, Prezzo is

1:22:011:22:11

struggling.

1:22:111:22:16

struggling. Elsewhere, news Billy

McClure music streaming service

1:22:161:22:21

Spotify is to join the stock

exchange. Last year, the firm made a

1:22:211:22:26

loss of about £1 billion. Walmart,

that owns Asda in the UK has banned

1:22:261:22:35

sales of guns to anyone under the

age of 21. It is the second biggest

1:22:351:22:42

US retailer to restrict sales this

week. Under current law, you have to

1:22:421:22:46

be 18 to buy a gun. They might be

best known for its vacuum cleaners,

1:22:461:22:52

but Dyson says it wants to double

the number of staff working on

1:22:521:22:57

building its electric car. They want

to invest £2 billion to get one on

1:22:571:23:02

the road by 2020, not long. But no

guarantees, of course.

1:23:021:23:13

The case of a woman convicted

of murdering her husband will go

1:23:131:23:16

to the Court of Appeal today

as she claims she was a victim

1:23:161:23:19

of a form of psychological domestic

abuse, known as 'Coercive control'.

1:23:191:23:22

Sally Challen is serving an 18

year prison sentence

1:23:221:23:24

after killing her husband

with a hammer.

1:23:241:23:28

Since the attack in 2010

there is now a better understanding

1:23:281:23:30

of what coercive control means,

and what effect it can have.

1:23:301:23:33

Breakfast's John Maguire reports.

1:23:331:23:37

Seven years ago, Sally Challen,

was convicted of murdering

1:23:371:23:40

her husband Richard,

with a hammer.

1:23:401:23:43

She was sentenced to life,

18 years in prison.

1:23:431:23:45

The prosecution said she'd acted out

of jealousy, as Richard had been

1:23:451:23:48

repeatedly unfaithful.

1:23:481:23:50

It would be nice to kind

of look at these photos,

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hopefully after something good has

come of it...

1:23:541:23:59

The couple's youngest son David,

believes his father exercised

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extreme psychological control

over his mother.

1:24:031:24:05

Something that eventually

drove her to kill her husband.

1:24:051:24:08

There was more control present,

financial control, constraining her,

1:24:081:24:14

stopping her from talking to friends

and in arguments just

1:24:141:24:19

convincing her she's

crazy and making up facts

1:24:191:24:25

when she had hard evidence.

1:24:251:24:27

The pivotal moment,

when he went to a brothel,

1:24:271:24:29

he got caught red-handed.

1:24:291:24:34

It confirmed all her beliefs

and reality in her eyes

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to see that there.

1:24:351:24:36

And he would still try and convince

her, and actually my mother came

1:24:361:24:39

back to me and my brother separately

and said, you know, he was making me

1:24:391:24:43

question the facts I had

on paper and my sanity.

1:24:431:24:45

I thought I was losing it.

1:24:451:24:48

Which is the first part I thought,

this is not right, he's really

1:24:481:24:52

starting to wage war

on her, mentally.

1:24:521:24:58

Today, the Court of Appeal

will consider whether or not

1:24:581:25:01

to allow Sally to challenge

her murder conviction.

1:25:011:25:02

Her legal team argues there's

new evidence about her state of mind

1:25:021:25:05

at the time of the attack,

but also she was a victim of what's

1:25:051:25:09

known as coercive control,

an area of domestic abuse that's far

1:25:091:25:11

better understood now,

than at the original

1:25:111:25:13

trial seven years ago.

1:25:131:25:15

In fact, since 2015,

this type of abuse has been

1:25:151:25:18

recognised by in new law.

1:25:181:25:26

That framework for understanding

a relationship really assists

1:25:281:25:32

in understanding how Sally

was driven into a state of complete

1:25:321:25:35

mental decline and was driven,

in a sense, to react

1:25:351:25:40

in the way she did.

1:25:401:25:43

It helps us frame a potential,

partial defence to murder

1:25:431:25:48

of provocation, as well

as diminished responsibility.

1:25:481:25:55

The Court of Appeal will need to be

convinced there is new evidence that

1:25:551:25:58

Sally committed manslaughter due

to her state of mind,

1:25:581:26:02

rather than murder,

born out of jealousy.

1:26:021:26:04

For her son, this is also

an opportunity for other victims

1:26:041:26:07

to recognise the psychological

attack they're being subjected to.

1:26:071:26:09

This case is so important

to recognise mental abuse

1:26:091:26:15

and coercive control.

1:26:151:26:18

It's not something we like to

think of as serious,

1:26:181:26:21

we like to wash our hands of it

and just say it's like any other

1:26:211:26:25

relationship, it's not.

1:26:251:26:26

It's not.

1:26:261:26:28

People need to realise that

and I hope this is a point

1:26:281:26:31

at which we can help

people like that.

1:26:311:26:34

It is too late to help

one of David's parents,

1:26:341:26:36

but he hopes not the other.

1:26:361:26:39

John Maguire, BBC News, London.

1:26:391:26:47

That case goes to the High Court

today and we will bring you the

1:26:501:26:54

results of that appeal on BBC

Breakfast tomorrow.

1:26:541:26:58

This programme is dominated by the

weather and we will keep you

1:26:581:27:01

up-to-date with the situation. I

think you can see these images from

1:27:011:27:05

London this morning. There is, we

understand, snow falling over

1:27:051:27:11

London. But much more in Scotland

and the north-east of England.

1:27:111:27:16

Really problematic conditions there

and we will bring you the latest

1:27:161:27:20

throughout the programme.

We will be in Glasgow, which is in

1:27:201:27:24

the middle of a snowstorm right now.

1:27:241:30:51

Hello, this is Breakfast, with

Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt.

1:30:541:31:00

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

1:31:001:31:07

This is the scene in Glasgow. We

know there is a red warning for

1:31:071:31:11

large parts of Scotland. You can see

quite a dramatic scene. Sunrise was

1:31:111:31:18

at nine minutes past seven this

morning and it is eerily quiet. So

1:31:181:31:22

many people listening to those

warnings and staying at home. We

1:31:221:31:26

will be there in a few minutes. The

red warning in Scotland means there

1:31:261:31:31

is a risk to life. Up to 1000 people

have been trapped in their vehicles

1:31:311:31:37

overnight on the M80 in Scotland as

freezing temperatures continue to

1:31:371:31:41

grip the UK. Some of those motorists

were stuck for 13 hours. The red

1:31:411:31:49

alert is the Met Office's most

severe warning, that means risk to

1:31:491:31:52

life.

1:31:521:31:52

severe warning, that

means risk to life.

1:31:521:31:54

Earlier we heard from Nicola Lee,

who is one of the people stranded

1:31:541:31:57

overnight on the M80 in Scotland.

1:31:571:31:59

It is not too bad, we are in the car

and we are warm. There is not much

1:31:591:32:04

to look at, it is just like a car

park with cars everywhere. Nobody

1:32:041:32:08

has got their lives on any more,

everyone is trying to sleep. The

1:32:081:32:13

police have been driving past on the

northbound carriageway and we have

1:32:131:32:17

not heard anything. We have got two

gritters stuck behind us in the

1:32:171:32:21

traffic trying to get through and we

have no idea how much longer we are

1:32:211:32:25

going to get through.

1:32:251:32:30

The advice for

1:32:301:32:31

motorists is still not to drive.

We

are starting to get things going

1:32:311:32:37

again, but you can see from the

pictures we are still in these

1:32:371:32:41

blizzard conditions. The message is

the same, avoid travel. A lot of

1:32:411:32:45

people have heeded the advice and

looking around the network of roads

1:32:451:32:49

in Scotland, it is still eerily

quiet, so people have heeded the

1:32:491:32:53

warning. There are people out there

and we understand there is essential

1:32:531:32:58

travel, but if you are doing that,

you are putting yourself at risk, so

1:32:581:33:02

avoid travel.

1:33:021:33:07

On the M80 there are signs traffic

has been moving. There were up to

1:33:071:33:12

1000 people trapped at one point and

that is down to a couple of hundred.

1:33:121:33:17

We were looking at the screen and

the vehicles are moving, so good

1:33:171:33:21

news from people trapped there.

1:33:211:33:25

Our reporter Jon Donnison is outside

King's Cross Station

1:33:251:33:27

in Central London.

1:33:271:33:29

Give us an update.

It is minus three

in central London and some light

1:33:291:33:36

snow. Pretty quiet for this time of

the morning. Many people are heeding

1:33:361:33:41

those warnings not to travel and

there are lots of problems again on

1:33:411:33:46

the country's rail network. National

rail says more than 20 well

1:33:461:33:51

companies are running reduced

services today. We have heard about

1:33:511:33:56

some of those problems in Scotland.

Rail networks particularly badly

1:33:561:34:01

affected there. We have got problems

on the roads in Lincolnshire. The

1:34:011:34:05

police are saying all major roads

are blocked and they are asking

1:34:051:34:08

people not to travel. People have

been stuck in their cars there as

1:34:081:34:14

well. In some places snowploughs

have not been able to get through.

1:34:141:34:19

In terms of flying, British Airways

is saying anyone booked on

1:34:191:34:23

short-haul flight out of the UK

Sunday can rebook a free of charge

1:34:231:34:27

for later in the month even if their

flight has not yet been cancelled.

1:34:271:34:33

Of course the weather is actually

predicted to get worse, not better,

1:34:331:34:37

before the weekend.

Absolutely.

Apologies for the sound on that, we

1:34:371:34:44

are not sure whether it is

weather-related. We are expecting

1:34:441:34:48

storm Emma to arrive today.

1:34:481:34:50

We are expecting storm

Emma to arrive today.

1:34:501:34:51

Carol will have a full weather

forecast in a few minutes

1:34:511:34:54

and of course if you want more

details on how the weather

1:34:541:34:57

is affecting travel in your area

you can tune into your local

1:34:571:35:00

BBC radio station.

1:35:001:35:02

Now for this morning's other news.

1:35:021:35:05

The Prime Minister

will meet the President

1:35:051:35:07

of the European Council,

Donald Tusk, in Downing Steet today.

1:35:071:35:10

They'll discuss Brexit

during a working lunch and tomorrow,

1:35:101:35:13

Theresa May is expected to reveal

more detail of her vision

1:35:131:35:16

for Britain's long-term future

relationship with the EU.

1:35:161:35:21

Without a Brexit deal,

hundreds of thousands of jobs

1:35:211:35:24

could be lost in the UK car industry

according to a new report by MPs.

1:35:241:35:28

The Business, Energy

and Industrial Strategy Committee

1:35:281:35:32

says a no deal could cost millions

of pounds and result

1:35:321:35:35

in a huge drop in exports.

1:35:351:35:38

The report comes a day after Toyota

confirmed it would build a new model

1:35:381:35:42

in the UK and build the engines

in this country as well.

1:35:421:35:49

The Independent Inquiry

into Child Sexual Abuse

1:35:491:35:51

will publish its first completed

report this morning.

1:35:511:35:53

The findings will focus

on the forced migration and abuse

1:35:531:35:56

of thousands of children,

many of whom were in care,

1:35:561:35:59

who were sent to Australia,

New Zealand, Canada and Africa

1:35:591:36:02

following the second world war.

1:36:021:36:04

The British and Australian

governments have apologised,

1:36:041:36:06

but today's report is likely

to condemn the programme

1:36:061:36:09

and highlight the failure to detect

and prevent the abuse.

1:36:091:36:14

One of President Trump's

longest-serving aides,

1:36:141:36:16

communications director Hope Hicks,

is to stand down.

1:36:161:36:19

She took over the role six months

ago, but had been working

1:36:191:36:22

for the President for some time

before he entered politics.

1:36:221:36:26

Appearing before the inquiry

into whether the Trump campaign

1:36:261:36:29

colluded with Russia before the 2016

election, Ms Hicks admitted telling

1:36:291:36:35

what she described as "white lies"

to protect the president,

1:36:351:36:38

although she insisted that none

of these had been in relation

1:36:381:36:42

to the Russia inquiry.

1:36:421:36:46

You might notice some new coins

when you get your change today

1:36:461:36:49

as the Royal Mint is releasing 26

new designs of the ten pence piece.

1:36:491:36:52

The coins are an A-Z celebrating

Great Britain with many

1:36:521:36:57

decided by public vote.

1:36:571:37:01

A for Angel of the North was voted

the most popular northern

1:37:011:37:04

landmark, and there's also

Z for zebra-crossing.

1:37:041:37:08

Other coin designs feature James

Bond, a cup of tea and Stonehenge.

1:37:081:37:16

I want to see the cup of tea.

I am trying to find it.

1:37:181:37:23

Have you got them all back?

Yes.

1:37:231:37:26

I missed the cup of tea. This is a

copy from the Royal Mint and they

1:37:261:37:32

are rather fun. Some people will

like to collect the whole collection

1:37:321:37:38

from a to Z. You were talking about

collections earlier and you were

1:37:381:37:43

referring to?

Oh, yes. You were here earlier. It

1:37:431:37:51

was funny. There was a certain World

Cup quite a few years ago when

1:37:511:37:55

everyone collected coy in is related

to the World Cup and you got them

1:37:551:37:59

from petrol stations. Sure enough, I

was right, it was 1970.

1:37:591:38:05

I was actually alive.

Have you still got them now? I think

1:38:051:38:10

I got about three and I gave up.

What I love about BBC Breakfast

1:38:101:38:17

viewers is you told us and thank you

for that.

1:38:171:38:23

I have got to give these back.

VAR technology in football. It has

1:38:231:38:30

been trialled in the FA Cup this

season and every time it is used we

1:38:301:38:35

are talking more about bad than

good.

1:38:351:38:38

We are always talking about

referees.

1:38:381:38:41

People appreciate it is good and

useful and it will help to eradicate

1:38:411:38:45

the wrong decision, but it is the

time it is taking to be used. It is

1:38:451:38:50

affecting the game itself. Will fans

celebrate a goal because they will

1:38:501:38:54

be thinking it is going to go to the

video referee? It is eradicating the

1:38:541:38:59

experience.

1:38:591:39:02

It was used twice, for the second

time to give Spurs a penalty,

1:39:021:39:08

when the referee had initially given

a free kick.

1:39:081:39:10

So he consult the video system.

1:39:101:39:18

He gives a penalty.

1:39:181:39:21

You can see the confusion that

reigns with the players and the

1:39:211:39:24

fans.

1:39:241:39:26

I think we have the best

referees in Europe.

1:39:261:39:29

I think the referees

in the Premier League are the best.

1:39:291:39:33

But sometimes the system

is not going to help.

1:39:331:39:36

It's not going to help football.

1:39:361:39:41

If you watched today,

the first half, that is why

1:39:411:39:45

we are so disappointed.

1:39:451:39:51

Huge congrats to League One Rochdale

who kept the score at 1-1 up to half

1:39:511:39:55

time in tough conditions,

before Fernando Llorente scored

1:39:551:39:58

a hattrick in a 6-1 win,

to end Rochdale's hopes

1:39:581:40:01

of a fairytale upset.

1:40:011:40:09

After facing cricticism

since his appointment,

1:40:091:40:10

England women's manager Phil Neville

leads the team for

1:40:101:40:12

the first time tonight.

1:40:121:40:13

They take on France

in the SheBelieves Cup in America.

1:40:131:40:17

It will prove a real test of his

credentials, the first of three

1:40:171:40:21

difficult matches to come, including

two against the world's Bess, the

1:40:211:40:26

United States and Germany. Casey

Stoney is now part of his coaching

1:40:261:40:30

team and he believes the Phil

Neville can take the team to the

1:40:301:40:33

next level.

1:40:331:40:33

the team to the next level.

1:40:331:40:35

We did incredible in the Euros,

we did incredible in the World Cup.

1:40:351:40:38

But I think that's probably as far

as we were going to go.

1:40:381:40:41

I think with his tactical

knowledge and what he's

1:40:411:40:43

going to implement on the pitch,

that's the difference.

1:40:431:40:45

We need to possess the ball more,

we need to create more

1:40:451:40:48

goal-scoring opportunities.

1:40:481:40:49

You know, he's very keen

on being brave in possession,

1:40:491:40:52

keeping the ball, but making sure

we play with a purpose.

1:40:521:40:54

I think that's going to be

the real difference for us.

1:40:541:41:02

The England rugby coach Eddie Jones

says he will not take public

1:41:061:41:09

transport again after he came back

down from Edinburgh on train after

1:41:091:41:16

the six Nations defeat. At one point

on his arrival in Manchester someone

1:41:161:41:20

tried to get into his waiting taxi

at the station. He was travelling

1:41:201:41:25

down to watch Manchester United play

at the weekend.

1:41:251:41:37

Jason Kenney retired after the

reunion games are the and then he

1:41:421:41:47

reversed that decision. He went up

against the Netherlands in the final

1:41:471:41:50

of the team sprint and they got

silver.

1:41:501:41:52

of the team sprint

and they got silver.

1:41:521:41:54

Well Jason's wife Laura,

said she "absolutely loved

1:41:541:41:56

being back" after she helped

the Women's Team Pursuit

1:41:561:41:58

qualify second fastest

for the first round later today.

1:41:581:42:00

Alongside Katie Archibald,

Elinor Barker and Emily Nelson

1:42:001:42:02

she finished just behind

the United States.

1:42:021:42:07

The medals will be won

later on this evening.

1:42:071:42:11

Pretty good work for the pair of

them, returning to international

1:42:111:42:17

competition and coming home with a

medal. I am going back to Eddie

1:42:171:42:21

Jones, it is a shame he cannot

travel on public transport.

If you

1:42:211:42:25

are a recognised as you accept you

will receive some criticism. I

1:42:251:42:32

agree, but I do not think the level

of obscene language that he received

1:42:321:42:40

was justified, it definitely

overstepped the mark.

We will see

1:42:401:42:43

you a bit later.

1:42:431:42:46

Sir Ben Ainslie's the most decorated

sailor in Olympic history,

1:42:461:42:49

but there's one elusive trophy he's

yet to win, The America's Cup.

1:42:491:42:52

Even though the final's

in three years' time,

1:42:521:42:53

Ben's already started gearing

up for it.

1:42:531:42:55

He joins us now.

1:42:551:43:00

Good morning.

It seems extraordinary

in some ways to mere mortals like us

1:43:001:43:05

that you would start preparing this

far ahead, but you really need to.

1:43:051:43:10

It is all about technology.

It is,

it is a design raise as much as a

1:43:101:43:16

race. The Kiwis won in Bermuda last

year and we got knocked out by them

1:43:161:43:21

in the semifinals which was a bitter

moment. Now we are rebuilding for

1:43:211:43:26

the next campaign and a lot of focus

is going into the design of the boat

1:43:261:43:29

which is critical to have, the

fastest boat to get us across the

1:43:291:43:35

line.

We are seeing pictures now.

When people think of sailing, they

1:43:351:43:41

do think straightaway now about

technology. You are pushing the

1:43:411:43:45

limits of what is capable on the

water.

It is very different to

1:43:451:43:52

traditional sailing and that is what

is great for us as a sport, it is

1:43:521:43:57

attracting a new generation of fans.

These boats are going up to 50 miles

1:43:571:44:01

an hour and there are very few

powerboats that can go at that

1:44:011:44:06

speed. To be racing around a course

at that speed is phenomenal.

When

1:44:061:44:11

you start to look ahead to the next

race, will these boats look

1:44:111:44:15

completely different in three years'

time?

Yes, they will. The amazing

1:44:151:44:21

thing about the America's Cup if you

win it is you have the right to

1:44:211:44:25

change everything, the type of boat

and the venue.

You get to write the

1:44:251:44:30

rules?

Exactly. The boat we were

looking at was a multihull boat and

1:44:301:44:36

we are going back to our Mono whole,

but there is the capability of the

1:44:361:44:43

boat to lift out of the water, so it

will be quicker than the previous

1:44:431:44:49

boat.

And sailing will be different

or not?

It will be a bigger crew,

1:44:491:44:55

doubled the crew. This boat is 75

feet, the boat in Bermuda was 50

1:44:551:45:02

feet. It has a crew of 12. It is

doubled the crew size.

This looks

1:45:021:45:10

completely different from what you

were sailing in before.

1:45:101:45:18

It is very futuristic.

1:45:191:45:21

It is very futuristic. Most boats

people have been on, has a keel and

1:45:211:45:26

that is what keeps the boat upright.

You get these phenomenal speeds and

1:45:261:45:31

it is something we have never seen

in sailing before, it is a new

1:45:311:45:35

concept. It will be fascinating,

part of the design.

It is

1:45:351:45:40

fascinating. Part of the work you

are doing is about sustainability,

1:45:401:45:45

because it is something close to

your heart?

It is, sailing, being

1:45:451:45:53

out there and seeing the effect of

plastics around the world, it is

1:45:531:45:59

something we are passionate about

and it is great sport can have the

1:45:591:46:03

opportunity for its fan base to

showcase some of the issues and come

1:46:031:46:07

up with some solutions. Not just in

everyday life, but in industry as

1:46:071:46:16

well. Helen Mcarthur has done a

fantastic job with her circular

1:46:161:46:21

economy, which is going out to the

big users of plastics and try and

1:46:211:46:26

create this economy where the

plastics are made recyclable. The

1:46:261:46:34

BBC are hosting a sustainability in

sport Summit, which we are excited

1:46:341:46:38

about. Getting it into action,

between different sports and the

1:46:381:46:44

fans and supporters.

1:46:441:46:50

fans and supporters.

What is a sea

bin?

We put it in the water in

1:46:511:46:57

Portsmouth. It collect a lot of the

rubbish. It is not going to solve

1:46:571:47:01

the problem but it will highlight

just the effect on how much plastic

1:47:011:47:10

that is out there. So for people in

our community in Portsmouth, they

1:47:101:47:16

can see how much plastic we are

collecting and what an issue it is.

1:47:161:47:20

The weather, as it is at the moment,

given the conditions you normally

1:47:201:47:26

operate in, is it just a breeze?

I

am not sure we would be up there, we

1:47:261:47:31

have trained in the snow a few

times, but we try and avoid it, if

1:47:311:47:37

we can.

This is you, apparently?

This is the taking on Lizzy Yarnold.

1:47:371:47:45

I am on a family holiday. But her

husband, James Roach, works with us

1:47:451:47:51

on the America's Cup team. So we

were all backing Lizzie.

1:47:511:47:58

were all backing Lizzie.

Sledding

and bobsleighing, it is a lot of

1:47:581:48:00

technology in that?

James, as I say,

he works in simulation and that is

1:48:001:48:09

what he has been working on, putting

together a simulator for the team to

1:48:091:48:15

trial on.

1:48:151:48:21

trial on.

It clearly works. Lovely

to see you, thank you very much.

1:48:211:48:28

All eyes on the weather this

morning, we are keeping you

1:48:281:48:31

up-to-date with the situation.

Particularly in Scotland and the

1:48:311:48:35

north-west well.

1:48:351:48:36

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

1:48:361:48:39

The Met office issued this red

warning yesterday. We have had them

1:48:431:48:49

before, but they are very rare. It

is the top-level of the Met Office

1:48:491:48:54

warning system. As well as the red

warning, which expires this morning

1:48:541:48:58

at ten a:m., we have amber, be

prepared warnings. This one across

1:48:581:49:03

northern, Eastern and southern

Scotland, north-east England and

1:49:031:49:07

heading towards Cumbria has been in

force for a while and it expires at

1:49:071:49:12

p:m.. And another one kicks in at

midday and it lasts until tomorrow

1:49:121:49:18

at 8am and this one is across parts

of Wales, south-west England, the

1:49:181:49:24

West Midlands heading to Hampshire.

We think probably its eastern edge

1:49:241:49:28

will be to the west of reading and

this is for snow and ice. As well as

1:49:281:49:33

the warnings for snow, we are

looking at strong winds today. There

1:49:331:49:39

will be blizzards and a significant

wind-chill. What will happen through

1:49:391:49:44

the day is, storm is coming up from

the near continent, already

1:49:441:49:47

producing snow across southern

counties of England and it is

1:49:471:49:52

heading in the direction of Northern

Ireland, taking the snow with it.

1:49:521:49:56

This morning we have further snow to

come where we have the red warning

1:49:561:50:00

and the amber warnings across the

north of the country and also the

1:50:001:50:04

east. We have snow across southern

counties of England. Through the day

1:50:041:50:08

it will be pushing up towards

Northern Ireland. At the moment we

1:50:081:50:15

have snow showers in Northern

Ireland and they are starting to

1:50:151:50:17

accumulate. The snow across London,

the south-east and the Midlands will

1:50:171:50:21

be patchy but there could be another

centimetre falling. The significant

1:50:211:50:24

snow, as well as in the North, will

be in the south. The southern half

1:50:241:50:30

of Wales on south-west England

especially could have ten to 20

1:50:301:50:34

centimetres. Locally, we could see

more than double that, add on the

1:50:341:50:38

wind, we have jails across the

English Channel and it will be windy

1:50:381:50:43

inland, we will have blizzards,

drifting snow and blowing snow.

1:50:431:50:47

Atrocious conditions. In between

there will be drier interludes, but

1:50:471:50:51

not much in the way of sunshine

today. These are the maximum

1:50:511:50:56

temperatures. When you add on the

wind-chill, it will feel much

1:50:561:51:00

different. Look at the temperature

in Birmingham and how it changes. It

1:51:001:51:05

will feel, against your skin, more

like minus 13. That is brutally

1:51:051:51:10

cold. I am not mincing my words,

that is how it all feel. Overnight,

1:51:101:51:17

we continue with further snow

showers coming in across the North

1:51:171:51:20

and the east of the country.

Meanwhile we have snow across

1:51:201:51:24

south-west England, the Midlands and

into Wales. Behind it, it looks like

1:51:241:51:30

we will be seeing freezing rain and

treacherous conditions. It will be

1:51:301:51:35

treacherous across parts of the

south-west in particular. Going to

1:51:351:51:38

be a cold night, which is not

surprising, but in rural areas with

1:51:381:51:44

lying snow, it will feel colder than

those temperature suggests. Tomorrow

1:51:441:51:47

we start with snow across southern

counties of England and Wales. It

1:51:471:51:52

won't be particularly heavy to start

with but through the latter part of

1:51:521:51:55

the day it will get going. I late

afternoon and early evening, we

1:51:551:51:59

expect the snow to be in a line from

London, up towards Liverpool Bay and

1:51:591:52:04

you can see all areas behind it

seemed the snow also. We have snow

1:52:041:52:09

showers coming in and the amounts

are accumulating.

1:52:091:52:19

We are going to take your mind of

this for the moment. Two empty

1:52:201:52:25

chairs, but guess who was sitting

there at 5:15am doing a rehearsal?

1:52:251:52:34

You and Louise? No, much better than

that, Sting.

1:52:341:52:37

He wasn't with Bryan Adams by any

chance?

1:52:371:52:42

No, I thought you would say that.

Never enough is it? We had staying

1:52:421:52:49

here are 5:15am this morning.

We will be chatting to him later on

1:52:491:52:55

this morning.

1:52:551:52:57

If you've got the heating turned up

to stay warm this week,

1:52:571:53:00

Ben's looking at how

you could save a bit of money.

1:53:001:53:04

I am very excited about Sting, but I

am excited about you two, rehearsing

1:53:041:53:12

a 5:15am.

1:53:121:53:15

Judging by the figures, we've

all got the heating turned up high.

1:53:151:53:18

Demand for gas is at its highest

level in six years.

1:53:181:53:21

And that means the price our energy

firms pay for it goes up too.

1:53:211:53:24

Wholesale prices have

jumped to 12-year high,

1:53:241:53:26

that's three times the average

for this time of year.

1:53:261:53:28

So how can we keep costs down?

1:53:281:53:31

Experts at Salford Uni have been

testing the best ways

1:53:311:53:36

to insulate our homes.

1:53:361:53:42

This is a test facility to look

at how different retrofit scenarios,

1:53:421:53:45

so installation, different heating

products and controls

1:53:451:53:53

have an effect on the energy

performance of a building.

1:53:551:53:58

In an old house like the one we see

here, the most efficient way

1:53:581:54:04

is to probably keep it on a warm

grade heat during the day and then

1:54:041:54:08

let that temperature

when you return home.

1:54:081:54:10

In a new build, it's

probably far more efficient,

1:54:101:54:12

cost effective just to use

the heating when you are in

1:54:121:54:14

the building itself.

1:54:141:54:16

Claire Osborne is with me. All

others have turned up the heating

1:54:161:54:20

that little bit over the past few

days, it is really cold out there,

1:54:201:54:24

but it could cost a lot of money?

Yes, the National Grid saying demand

1:54:241:54:30

is up by 30% at the moment and we

are seeing the wholesale price for

1:54:301:54:34

gas going up. This cold snap is

creating a short-term spike in

1:54:341:54:39

energy and that is putting pressure

on the gas price, which has been

1:54:391:54:44

compounded by restrictions and

supplied over the last few months.

1:54:441:54:50

We have had damage to some pipelines

and also some outages at storage

1:54:501:54:54

facilities.

Does that automatically

translate into higher bills?

1:54:541:55:04

Teachable, they should be buying

their energy in advance to protect

1:55:041:55:07

themselves from these fluctuations

in prices. The bigger suppliers can

1:55:071:55:12

be open to those changes in the

wholesale market, but they should be

1:55:121:55:17

able to weather these short-term

spikes. It is the longer term

1:55:171:55:21

changes in gas and electricity

prices that have an impact.

Some top

1:55:211:55:27

tips, we heard if you had an older

house, it is worth keeping your

1:55:271:55:30

heating on at a lower level. If you

have a house that is more insulated,

1:55:301:55:34

you can turn it on and off, what

else should we be doing?

Make sure

1:55:341:55:38

you are not paying too much for the

energy you use. Then you can cut

1:55:381:55:44

down the amount of energy, simple

things like making sure you have

1:55:441:55:48

curtains. Switching off gadgets,

that can save about £40 a year. You

1:55:481:55:54

washing machine, 40% of the energy

it uses is heating the water, so

1:55:541:55:58

turning that thou can make a big

difference.

But more and more are

1:55:581:56:03

switching if we are not happy, does

that mean the message is finally

1:56:031:56:08

true, if we don't like it, move?

Yes, we are seeing some great signs

1:56:081:56:13

in that area. The switching figures

in that area showed they are at the

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highest in a decade. There are some

good deals. You can save about £500

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by switching energy at the moment.

Also protect yourself from any

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potential price changes by fixing.

You can get peace of mind. Really

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good to talk to you, some top tips.

Claire Osborne from USwitch.

1:56:331:56:42

Our main story this morning, the

weather, focusing on Scotland, the

1:56:431:56:48

red warning which is risk to life.

This is the beautiful shot over

1:56:481:56:53

Glasgow this morning as the sun

rises, but we know it is causing

1:56:531:56:57

problems in Scotland and the Cross

of the UK. All the details coming

1:56:571:57:00

up.

1:57:002:00:23

Hello.

2:00:252:00:26

This is Breakfast with

Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt.

2:00:262:00:28

A red weather warning for Scotland.

2:00:282:00:29

Forecasters say snow and freezing

temperatures pose a risk to life.

2:00:292:00:34

People are told to stay indoors

and there could be worse on the way

2:00:342:00:37

for the rest of the UK

with Storm Emma due

2:00:372:00:40

to hit later today.

2:00:402:00:45

Hundreds of drivers have spent

up to 13 hours trapped

2:00:452:00:47

in their vehicles overnight

on the M80.

2:00:472:00:53

The red warning issued by the Met

Office is valid until ten o'clock

2:00:532:00:57

this morning. It is across central

Scotland, Tayside and Fife. We have

2:00:572:01:05

also got amber weather warnings

across North East England, central

2:01:052:01:08

Scotland and another one in Wales

and south-west England, heading in

2:01:082:01:11

the direction of Reading. All of

these are for snow. The snow will be

2:01:112:01:15

blowing, some of us will have

blizzards, and it will be bitterly

2:01:152:01:19

cold with a significant wind-chill.

I will have a full round-up in about

2:01:192:01:24

15 minutes.

2:01:242:01:29

Good morning.

2:01:322:01:36

It's Thursday 1st March.

2:01:362:01:39

Lots more detail on

the weather coming up.

2:01:392:01:41

Also in the news this morning:

2:01:412:01:43

Condemnation for the abuse suffered

by thousands of British children

2:01:432:01:45

sent abroad after the Second World

War.

2:01:452:01:47

An independent inquiry

publishes its report.

2:01:472:01:53

Good morning. Not one but two

retailers fall into administration

2:01:532:01:58

and others look to close stores to

save on costs. What's next for our

2:01:582:02:03

high streets? I will look at the

details.

2:02:032:02:06

In sport, a night when seven goals

wasn't the story, as the use

2:02:062:02:10

of the Video Asssistant Referee

proves as much of a talking point

2:02:102:02:12

as Tottenham's 6-1 win to reach

the FA Cup quarterfinals.

2:02:122:02:18

# Every breath you take.

# Every move you make.

2:02:182:02:24

And Sting will be here to talk

about his personal tribute

2:02:242:02:27

to his home town and he'll be

performing live in the studio.

2:02:272:02:35

That is coming up later. Good

morning. Let's tell you about our

2:02:352:02:39

main story. Hundreds of people have

been trapped in their vehicles

2:02:392:02:43

overnight on the M80 in Scotland as

snow and freezing tempters continue

2:02:432:02:46

to grip the UK. Scotland is under

red alert. That is the Met Office's

2:02:462:02:52

most severe warning which means a

risk to life. And storm and is due

2:02:522:02:56

to bring heavy snowfall later on

today. Almost all train operators

2:02:562:03:03

are affected, and motorists are

advised not to travel unnecessarily.

2:03:032:03:18

In terms of weather, March 1st marks

the first day of spring.

2:03:232:03:26

It doesn't feel like it.

2:03:262:03:27

Today central Scotland is again

likely to be the worst affected.

2:03:272:03:29

On the M80 near Glasgow hundreds

of drivers spent much

2:03:292:03:32

of the night trapped,

having ignored warnings

2:03:322:03:33

not to travel.

2:03:332:03:35

20 minutes ago it moved maybe 100

yards and then we stopped.

2:03:352:03:37

The snow is coming in in showers.

2:03:372:03:39

When it was daylight the sky cleared

and it looked optimistic

2:03:392:03:42

and the next thing was it went black

and there were heavy

2:03:422:03:45

showers of snow.

2:03:452:03:47

Glasgow Airport remained shut.

2:03:472:03:48

Scores of flights

have been cancelled.

2:03:482:03:53

The snow started pelting down

and they said we could not leave

2:03:532:03:56

for an hour and a half.

2:03:562:03:58

Then it was another

hour and another hour.

2:03:582:04:00

The Red Cross had to bring

in temporary beds for passengers

2:04:002:04:03

stranded overnight.

2:04:032:04:11

In Perthshire these deer

were also seeking shelter,

2:04:112:04:14

coming down from the hills in search

of food, an indication of how bad

2:04:142:04:17

the weather has got.

2:04:172:04:18

And the worst could

still be to come.

2:04:182:04:20

While the beast from the east

will continue to mean freezing

2:04:202:04:24

temperatures for several more days,

Storm Emma is heading

2:04:242:04:27

in from the south and is expected

to bring more heavy

2:04:272:04:30

snowfalls with it.

2:04:302:04:31

The icy weather could linger

well into the weekend.

2:04:312:04:35

Fun for some, but spring

seems a long way away.

2:04:352:04:37

Jon Donnison, BBC News.

2:04:372:04:45

We will keep you up to date with the

latest of course. Catriona Renton is

2:04:492:04:53

in Glasgow. We have been watching

for the last hour. You have been in

2:04:532:04:57

the middle of a snowstorm and it is

affecting people very badly. You

2:04:572:05:01

have been bringing us up to date.

Thank you.

It is incredible. We are

2:05:012:05:06

really seeing every kind of weather

that you can see. At the moment we

2:05:062:05:09

have bright sunshine and we look

like it is an Alpine ski resort but

2:05:092:05:13

believe me it is Scotland's biggest

city. You can hear a pin drop

2:05:132:05:17

because it is so quiet. People are

heeding the warnings of not

2:05:172:05:21

travelling. We have a red warning in

place until ten o'clock this

2:05:212:05:27

morning. Having spoken to our

weather forecasters, they are saying

2:05:272:05:30

there will be an amber warning until

six o'clock. There is still snow

2:05:302:05:33

expected during the day and in terms

of things meteorologically, today is

2:05:332:05:39

the first day of spring but nobody

has told the weather! People have

2:05:392:05:44

been stranded in their cars

overnight, which has been horrific

2:05:442:05:47

for people in that position. The

police have said that at its height

2:05:472:05:50

there were an estimated 1000

vehicles at a standstill, with

2:05:502:05:57

tailbacks of approximately eight

miles north and southbound on the

2:05:572:06:01

M80. Efforts have been made to make

sure that road reopens at the

2:06:012:06:04

moment. Part of it are closed.

Glasgow airport, people were

2:06:042:06:09

affected there. 200 people spent the

night in Glasgow airport, and again

2:06:092:06:13

the airport is hoping to get itself

back up and running by three o'clock

2:06:132:06:17

this afternoon. This is a very

dynamic situation. We are expecting

2:06:172:06:21

two thirds of schools in Scotland,

even more than yesterday, to be

2:06:212:06:26

closed today.

2:06:262:06:36

1600 schools were closed yesterday

and tens of thousands of children

2:06:362:06:39

had the day off. In these red areas

in central Scotland and southern

2:06:392:06:41

Scotland, the advice is do not go

out at the moment. It is a dangerous

2:06:412:06:44

situation. Do not drive, do not

travel, if you can possibly avoid

2:06:442:06:47

it. And it is something we have got

to get used to apparently. While it

2:06:472:06:50

might not be as bad as it is right

now, we have got this until the

2:06:502:06:53

weekend!

Thank you for being so

cheerful with it! And for keeping us

2:06:532:06:57

up to date. We are trying to keep

you up to date on the situation

2:06:572:07:01

across the UK on BBC Breakfast.

Let's go to the east now. Phil is in

2:07:012:07:10

Yarm on Deeside. We can see the

conditions. What is it like?

Yes,

2:07:102:07:15

the snow continues to come down here

in the North East of England. You

2:07:152:07:21

can see a fair bit of snow

overnight. Several inches on this

2:07:212:07:24

post box. But I have got to say, it

is a changing picture all the time.

2:07:242:07:30

The main route through Yarm, you can

see an elevated shots now, the snow

2:07:302:07:36

ploughs have been through and the

gritting teams. But what is

2:07:362:07:42

happening is further snowfall comes

and the road gets back to being

2:07:422:07:46

covered in snow. Elsewhere across

this part of the road, I have got to

2:07:462:07:49

tell you that Lincolnshire Police

are saying that driving conditions

2:07:492:07:53

are not good. Many routes are

closed. If you don't need to travel,

2:07:532:07:58

don't. North Yorkshire Police say

driving conditions are abysmal. The

2:07:582:08:03

A66 remains closed at the moment as

well. Leeds Bradford Airport has had

2:08:032:08:09

a few cancellations because of snow

on the runway and they are doing

2:08:092:08:12

their best to try and clear it as

soon as possible. The big concern

2:08:122:08:16

today is the wind as it picks up. It

is blowing a lot of the snow off the

2:08:162:08:23

exposed roots meaning road services

are being covered as quickly as they

2:08:232:08:26

are being cleared. If you are

heading out today, do allow extra

2:08:262:08:32

time for your journey and if you are

in Scotland and you don't really

2:08:322:08:35

need to travel, perhaps best to stay

indoors.

Good advice. Thank you. The

2:08:352:08:42

situation on to cite this morning.

It is worth saying there are many

2:08:422:08:46

problems throughout the UK. We know

that Storm Emma will be hitting the

2:08:462:08:51

south-west later on today and we

will be talking to Jon Kay intra-

2:08:512:08:55

related to bring us up to date on

that situation and we will keep you

2:08:552:09:00

up-to-date with the transport

situations. -- Jon Kay in Truro.

2:09:002:09:05

There are problems on the railways

as well. And we have extra time for

2:09:052:09:08

the weather forecast later as well.

Now the other main news this

2:09:082:09:12

morning.

2:09:122:09:19

The Prime Minister

will meet the President

2:09:192:09:21

of the European Council,

Donald Tusk, in Downing Steet today.

2:09:212:09:23

They'll discuss Brexit

during a working lunch

2:09:232:09:25

and tomorrow, Theresa May

is expected to reveal more detail

2:09:252:09:27

of her vision for Britain's

long-term future relationship

2:09:272:09:29

with the EU.

2:09:292:09:30

Without a Brexit deal,

hundreds of thousands of jobs

2:09:302:09:32

could be lost in

the UK car industry.

2:09:322:09:34

That's according to

a new report by MPs.

2:09:342:09:36

The Business, Energy

and Industrial Strategy Committee

2:09:362:09:38

says a no deal could cost millions

of pounds and result

2:09:382:09:41

in a huge drop in exports.

2:09:412:09:43

The report comes a day

after Toyota confirmed it

2:09:432:09:48

would build its new model in the UK

and make the engines

2:09:482:09:50

in this country as well.

2:09:502:09:53

The Independent Inquiry

Into Child Sexual Abuse

2:09:532:09:54

will publish its first completed

report this morning.

2:09:542:09:58

The findings will focus

on the forced migration and abuse

2:09:582:10:01

of thousands of children,

many of whom were in care,

2:10:012:10:05

who were sent to Australia,

New Zealand, Canada and Africa

2:10:052:10:08

following the Second World War.

2:10:082:10:11

The British and Australian

governments have apologised,

2:10:112:10:14

but today's report is likely

to condemn the programme

2:10:142:10:17

and highlight the failure to detect

and prevent the abuse.

2:10:172:10:21

The Home Office says

it is considering allowing a medical

2:10:212:10:24

cannabis trial to treat

a six-year-old boy with

2:10:242:10:26

a rare form of epilepsy.

2:10:262:10:29

It previously turned down requests

2:10:292:10:33

by the family of Alfie

Dingley from Warwickshire

2:10:332:10:35

to legally take the drug.

2:10:352:10:39

But now ministers say

they are exploring every option

2:10:392:10:41

following a meeting with the family.

2:10:412:10:43

An option could be a three-month

trial led by Alfie's doctors

2:10:432:10:47

and based on sufficient

and rigorous evidence.

2:10:472:10:50

Shoppers have until

midnight tonight to spend

2:10:502:10:55

paper £10 notes featuring

Charles Darwin before

2:10:552:10:57

they cease to be legal tender.

2:10:572:11:00

The Bank of England says

there are still 200 million

2:11:002:11:03

of them in circulation.

2:11:032:11:04

They have been phased out

since last September

2:11:042:11:06

and replaced by polymer notes

depicting Jane Austen.

2:11:062:11:10

There is other main stories. It is

11 minutes past eight. Our focus

2:11:102:11:14

this morning is very much on the

weather. We have been asking you to

2:11:142:11:19

send in photographs as well and I

think we are going to look

2:11:192:11:21

send in photographs as well and I

think we are going to look at a few

2:11:212:11:23

of those before we speak to Jon Kay.

This is our map. You have been

2:11:232:11:30

sending in photographs throughout

the week. This is Stevie Morris, a

2:11:302:11:35

scene from his garden. It looks like

something from a Christmas card.

2:11:352:11:43

Hazel Roberts in York. You have got

to look closely but it is a snow dog

2:11:432:11:50

apparently. I have got to wait for

this picture. Graham in Glasgow. We

2:11:502:12:01

have been watching the pictures from

Glasgow or morning and we really get

2:12:012:12:04

the sense of the snowstorm blizzard

conditions, even in Glasgow. There

2:12:042:12:09

is a red warning for much of

Scotland as well. It is worth saying

2:12:092:12:13

that there are a lot of problems on

the M80 particularly and up to 1000

2:12:132:12:17

people were trapped

2:12:172:12:18

the M80 particularly and up to 1000

people were trapped at one point.

2:12:182:12:19

The latest we have on that situation

is there has been some movement on

2:12:192:12:23

the motorway this morning. Up to 200

still trapped but the sense is that

2:12:232:12:27

traffic is now moving. Those people

who have had a long ordeal, 12 or 13

2:12:272:12:31

hours trapped in their cars, that

has changed. We know that the

2:12:312:12:36

weather might be bad at the moment

but there could be worse to come

2:12:362:12:39

because we are expecting Storm Emma

and Carol will have the details in a

2:12:392:12:42

moment. It is likely to hit the

south first. Jon Kay is in Truro and

2:12:422:12:50

we can see the snow and I imagine

people are preparing, are they?

Yes,

2:12:502:12:55

the snow is falling for a second

morning in a row in Truro. It is

2:12:552:13:03

beautiful, not very heavy, like

Hollywood movie snow, big, thick,

2:13:032:13:07

flakes in the wind. But don't be

full. The Met Office says this is

2:13:072:13:11

the start of what could be 48 hours

of more snow and potentially

2:13:112:13:17

blizzard conditions. It is not just

the beast from the east, the snow

2:13:172:13:20

crossing the country coming towards

Cornwall and the south-west of

2:13:202:13:23

England and mid Wales, but also low

pressure coming up from the channel,

2:13:232:13:27

the Bay of Biscay, and they collide

in this big zone in the bottom of

2:13:272:13:30

the UK. That brings all kinds of

weather problems. The authorities

2:13:302:13:36

are trying to work out over huge

area which wrote to prioritise and

2:13:362:13:41

which schools and businesses to

close and how to keep hospitals and

2:13:412:13:44

businesses running. People doing all

kinds of strategies right now

2:13:442:13:47

because this will not just hit for

an hour and melt away. They are

2:13:472:13:51

planning for a prolonged attack, if

you like, over the next couple of

2:13:512:13:54

days. Let me give you a good example

of the kinds of decisions people

2:13:542:13:58

have got to make.

2:13:582:14:04

have got to make. It is not just the

people at the board tables in the

2:14:082:14:11

offices making decisions. We have

got Tracey and Claire who have come

2:14:112:14:13

from South Wales to do blood tests

for patients.

Health screening.

And

2:14:132:14:15

you can't stay?

No. We have decided

looking at the weather and the

2:14:152:14:19

forecast and people are cancelling,

so we have decided to head back home

2:14:192:14:22

before the worst of it seems to come

in.

That is the key thing, to get

2:14:222:14:27

ahead of the weather to get home.

And we are going back to south Wales

2:14:272:14:31

which at lunchtime will be hit quite

badly, so we need to get him before

2:14:312:14:35

we get stuck.

Have you considered

just staying here because it is

2:14:352:14:38

dangerous and there are warnings not

to travel?

Yes. But this is the

2:14:382:14:45

problem. How long? If you have got

things at home, and I have got

2:14:452:14:48

somebody coming tomorrow because I

have no heating and hot water in the

2:14:482:14:51

house. I have got family freezing

that I need to get back and sort

2:14:512:14:56

out.

We will make our way and if we

get stuck we will find accommodation

2:14:562:15:01

on the way back. We have decided to

go as far as we can.

We wish you

2:15:012:15:06

well. Take care. I will not

patronise you by giving you

2:15:062:15:09

warnings. You know the warnings so

look after yourselves. There are

2:15:092:15:12

warnings in place not just in

Cornwall but on the edge of this big

2:15:122:15:15

amber zone.

You it is so

unpredictable. Particularly on the

2:15:152:15:26

roads which cross isolated areas,

that is what the agencies are

2:15:262:15:31

concerned about. Here, the council

is trying to keep free 900 miles of

2:15:312:15:38

roads to keep it moving. The problem

with blizzards is you clear one road

2:15:382:15:45

then it then freezes over and

blizzards and drifting block it

2:15:452:15:51

again. With this unpredictable

weather we are facing, it will be

2:15:512:15:55

very hard.

Thank you. Take care out there and

2:15:552:16:01

everybody else as well.

2:16:012:16:03

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:16:032:16:10

We were in Truro and Glasgow, it is

unusual such a widespread of

2:16:102:16:16

conditions.

2:16:162:16:22

It has literally just happened, we

have another red awning, the most

2:16:222:16:27

severe weather warning the Met

Office issues.

2:16:272:16:39

Office issues. We also have another

one for Somerset, Devon and also for

2:16:392:16:46

the southern half of Wales. If you

are travelling, these arts no

2:16:462:16:52

warnings, treacherous conditions, do

not treat it like the -- Dees are

2:16:522:16:57

snow warnings.

We have snow in Wales with more to

2:16:572:17:02

come, significant snow, blowing

around in the wind. The wind is

2:17:022:17:08

particularly strong, severe wind

chill as well.

2:17:082:17:13

We start in the North, the red

awning across the central lowlands,

2:17:132:17:18

that expires later.

2:17:182:17:30

Again, a fair bit of snow coming in,

the snow blowing, valid until 6pm.

2:17:342:17:41

The new one is for Somerset, Devon

and south Wales. Here, we will see

2:17:412:17:48

some heavy snow through the day with

up to 20 centimetres, even a bit

2:17:482:17:53

more than that, twice that. Blizzard

conditions, icy conditions, the risk

2:17:532:18:01

of freezing rain.

Through the morning, we continue

2:18:012:18:04

with snow through the South East,

London, up into the Midlands, this

2:18:042:18:10

is more patchy in nature.

If we look at the temperatures, when

2:18:102:18:18

you add on the wind chill, it is

significant, it will feel more like

2:18:182:18:25

-13 in Birmingham. Do not take that

lightly, then as we head through the

2:18:252:18:32

evening, we continue with further

snow across the South and Wales.

2:18:322:18:43

The red warning we have this area is

valid until 2am. It starts around

2:18:432:18:49

midday. I will need to clarify that.

It literally came in as I went on

2:18:492:18:57

air.

We still have snow tomorrow across

2:18:572:19:03

southern counties. It won't be as

heavy for a time but then it pushes

2:19:032:19:09

northwards. In the afternoon, we

will have snow in London up to the

2:19:092:19:16

Liverpool Bay. At the same time, we

have further snow coming in across

2:19:162:19:23

the North and east of the UK and

still a strong wind, a significant

2:19:232:19:29

wind-chill.

Heading into the weekend, it will

2:19:292:19:34

still be cold for most of us, less

in the south, still the risk of snow

2:19:342:19:39

but we do not think it will be as

heavy.

2:19:392:19:50

Another red alert, where is it for

again?

2:19:502:19:54

The southern half of Wales, Somerset

and Devon. I will have to check when

2:19:542:19:59

it is valid. I need to check the

timings and we will have more

2:19:592:20:05

details.

We will see you in half-an-hour.

2:20:052:20:10

Thank you.

2:20:102:20:16

Another red warning this time in

Somerset, Devon, Southern Wales. We

2:20:162:20:22

will update you when it starts and

is likely to finish.

2:20:222:20:26

The significance of the red warning

is the risk of loss of life, the

2:20:262:20:33

most extreme of all the warnings. We

will keep you up-to-date on further

2:20:332:20:37

developments.

2:20:372:20:42

A tough day for high street

retailers yesterday.

2:20:432:20:45

Ben's has more on that and the other

main business stories.

2:20:452:20:47

Good morning.

2:20:472:20:52

Yes, more big names

could soon disappear.

2:20:522:20:57

Toys R Us confirmed it's

in administration with the loss

2:20:572:20:59

of more than 3,000 jobs.

2:20:592:21:03

Electronics chain Maplin

also faces collapse.

2:21:032:21:06

It employs 2,000 staff.

2:21:062:21:11

And restaurant chain Prezzo says it

will close around 300 outlets

2:21:112:21:14

to cope with a rise in prices

and fall in sales.

2:21:142:21:22

Elsewhere, music streaming

service Spotify is to join

2:21:222:21:25

the New York Stock Exchange,

despite never making a profit.

2:21:252:21:29

That hasn't stopped it valuing

itself at £17 billion.

2:21:292:21:33

Last year, the firm made a loss

of about £1 billion.

2:21:332:21:38

Walmart, the American

supermarket giant that

2:21:382:21:40

owns Asda in the UK,

has banned the sale of guns

2:21:402:21:42

to anyone under 21.

2:21:422:21:45

It's the second big US retailer

to restrict sales this week.

2:21:452:21:49

Under US law, you have to be 18.

2:21:492:21:55

And it might be best known

for its vacuum cleaners and hand

2:21:552:21:59

dryers, but Dyson wants to double

the number of staff working

2:21:592:22:01

on building its first electric car.

2:22:012:22:03

The company's founder

Sir James Dyson has said it

2:22:032:22:05

will invest about £2 billion to get

one on the road by 2020.

2:22:052:22:13

You are up-to-date with all the

business, for a little bit later.

2:22:152:22:20

Thank you.

2:22:202:22:21

From Gruffalos to Paddington Bears,

2:22:212:22:22

book characters will be out and

about in schools everywhere today.

2:22:222:22:28

Yes, it's World Book Day,

and the celebration of reading

2:22:282:22:30

will be marked in more

than 100 countries.

2:22:302:22:34

Children across the UK will be

dressing up as their favourite

2:22:342:22:38

characters and spending free tokens

on new books.

2:22:382:22:45

The weather notwithstanding!

2:22:452:22:47

Here are some of the pictures

of the fancy dress creations

2:22:472:22:50

of some of our viewers.

2:22:502:22:56

If that a caterpillar! Yes. The

point is that youngsters are getting

2:22:562:23:05

involved and part of his -- part of

it is you get dressed up, you read

2:23:052:23:12

more.

2:23:122:23:12

We're joined now by

2:23:122:23:13

author Tony Parsons.

2:23:132:23:19

My daughter is 15, she has grown up

with... I have heard her school is

2:23:192:23:25

open today, they are struggling

through the snow, good luck to them,

2:23:252:23:30

she is going as an obscure Japanese

character. She is also a JK Rowling

2:23:302:23:37

fan, working her way through all the

books.

2:23:372:23:43

As an author, it is a good thing to

be celebrating books, and reading.

2:23:432:23:48

It makes you think about what we do.

My publishers, we have 500 members

2:23:482:23:55

of staff going out to schools,

communities and libraries today, to

2:23:552:24:02

read, to celebrate reading, to

encourage reading, to give the

2:24:022:24:07

reading habit to kids who are maybe

not read too, who have maybe not

2:24:072:24:12

grown up in a home full of books, we

want to reach those kids as well as

2:24:122:24:19

the children luckily enough to be

encouraged to read.

2:24:192:24:23

Paint as a picture of Tony Parsons

aged seven?

2:24:232:24:26

What is he reading? I was probably

midway between Rupert that there and

2:24:262:24:32

James Bond. Poised in between.

2:24:322:24:38

James Bond. Poised in between. --

Rupert the Bear. The book that was

2:24:402:24:44

like being struck by

2:24:442:24:51

like being struck by lightning was

My Family And Other Animals. Rupert,

2:24:562:25:00

he was like a boy with the head of a

bear. He was a real daddy, he was

2:25:002:25:07

boy like but also an animal --

dandy. Gerald Durrell, even now, it

2:25:072:25:16

is a book I read every year, a book

that I love I am struck by how great

2:25:162:25:22

the writing is. I really wanted to

be that boy in Corfu with his

2:25:222:25:27

family, having adventures, not

having to go to school.

2:25:272:25:31

I remember that book very well. I

have a sense may be one book can be

2:25:312:25:36

a way in. It is about finding that

book for each child.

2:25:362:25:42

Absolutely. There is a great

universe, the world of reading.

2:25:422:25:50

There is something out there for

you. The idea it is boring or not

2:25:502:25:54

for anyone is ridiculous.

2:25:542:26:00

for anyone is ridiculous. I was bred

to from a very young age and it is

2:26:032:26:05

only now I realise how important it

was -- I was read to. A child who

2:26:052:26:18

has that is not deprived.

Your new

2:26:182:26:26

Your new book is Girl On Fire. I

came to see with my other book three

2:26:282:26:35

years ago, and this is book five.

It seems almost prescient, it is

2:26:352:26:40

about a terrorist attack.

Yes, about the aftermath of a

2:26:402:26:46

terrorist attack with the innocent

and the guilty and how it impacts on

2:26:462:26:53

their lives. People will remember

that from Manchester and London.

2:26:532:27:01

With fiction you are anticipating

the headlines of the year, 18 months

2:27:012:27:05

from now, writing about the world

not as it is but as it feels. I am

2:27:052:27:12

very aware a contemporary thriller

as to reflect the world we are in,

2:27:122:27:16

the world outside our door. You have

to do the material justice.

2:27:162:27:23

Tony's book is called Girl On Fire.

2:27:232:27:25

You're watching Breakfast.

2:27:252:27:26

Still to come this morning:

2:27:262:27:31

# Every move you make #.

2:27:312:27:33

Pop star Sting will be

here to perform a song

2:27:332:27:36

from his new musical

which is a tribute to his home town.

2:27:362:27:39

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

2:27:392:27:42

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

2:31:022:31:05

Now though it's back

to Charlie and Louise.

2:31:052:31:08

Hello, this is Breakfast, with

Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt.

2:31:092:31:17

Within the last half-hour,

the Met Office has announced a red

2:31:172:31:19

alert warning for Devon,

Somerset, and Southern Wales.

2:31:192:31:26

We

Somerset, and Southern Wales.

2:31:262:31:26

We know

Somerset, and Southern Wales.

2:31:262:31:27

We know that

Somerset, and Southern Wales.

2:31:272:31:27

We know that is

Somerset, and Southern Wales.

2:31:272:31:28

We know that is really

Somerset, and Southern Wales.

2:31:282:31:28

We know that is really important

Somerset, and Southern Wales.

2:31:282:31:29

We know that is really important

because it brings implications, it

2:31:292:31:30

is a threat to life the red alert,

we will give you more details on

2:31:302:31:34

what they say in the statement.

It follows the announcement in the

2:31:342:31:39

last 24 hours in certain parts of

Scotland which have also been on a

2:31:392:31:43

red alert not work as well. The

latest announcement covers

2:31:432:31:49

particularly areas of Somerset,

Devon, southern parts of Wales.

2:31:492:31:52

These are the details from the

statement, forecasting 50

2:31:522:31:57

centimetres of snow over parts of

south-east Wales, over Dartmoor and

2:31:572:32:09

Exmoor tonight, they said severe

cold and wind chill compound the

2:32:092:32:11

dangerous conditions with very poor

visibility.

2:32:112:32:12

The adverse weather's meant that up

to 1,000 people were trapped

2:32:122:32:15

in their vehicles overnight

on the M80 in Scotland.

2:32:152:32:17

Some motorists were

stuck for 13 hours.

2:32:172:32:25

Scotland also still on red alert.

2:32:282:32:29

Our reporter Andrew

Anderson is on the M80.

2:32:292:32:33

We can see there are no vehicles

behind you and we really get a sense

2:32:332:32:38

of why people were stuck in those

conditions?

2:32:382:32:43

Good morning, Charlie. As you say,

this is the M80, the main route in

2:32:432:32:48

and out of Glasgow, this time of the

morning on any other day of the week

2:32:482:32:52

there would be thousands of vehicles

on it, but nothing. Police have

2:32:522:32:56

closed it from junction nine, where

I am, all the way down to junction

2:32:562:33:01

four because there are still

vehicles stopped, as they were for

2:33:012:33:06

many hours yesterday. 1000 vehicles

at the peak leading to tailbacks for

2:33:062:33:10

some eight miles in either

direction.

2:33:102:33:20

direction. Police and authorities

did get vehicles moving late last

2:33:202:33:22

night, albeit slowly, only for some

of them to be stuck again, which is

2:33:222:33:25

why police decided to close the

road. We travelled down from the

2:33:252:33:28

North this morning, at times there

were blizzard conditions, visibility

2:33:282:33:29

down to 50 metres. Police advice

remains, do not travel unless you

2:33:292:33:32

have to do, particularly in an area

covered by the red warning, and if

2:33:322:33:39

you do get stuck, stay with your

vehicle because if you cannot move

2:33:392:33:43

the vehicle when the gritters cannot

come through and it adds to the

2:33:432:33:48

problem. Many schools across

Scotland closed, some local

2:33:482:33:52

authorities deciding yesterday and

this morning to have a blanket

2:33:522:33:54

closure because they do not want

children travelling in conditions

2:33:542:33:58

like this.

Yes, Andrew, even as you are

2:33:582:34:01

speaking we are looking at the image

behind you, bleak conditions, and we

2:34:012:34:05

were hearing this morning from some

of those in their cars for 12, 13

2:34:052:34:10

hours. These are very, very

difficult conditions?

2:34:102:34:15

They are indeed, and police and

authorities and volunteer agencies

2:34:152:34:20

were doing their best to get to

drivers last night who was stuck on

2:34:202:34:23

the M80 to make sure that they were

keeping warm and that they had some

2:34:232:34:28

food and drink. There were talk of

even neighbours who live alongside

2:34:282:34:34

the motorway doing their bit to try

and help because you can imagine

2:34:342:34:37

conditions like this absolutely

miserable, trying to keep warm, not

2:34:372:34:42

knowing when you will get moving.

Part of the problem is, it is

2:34:422:34:47

snowing now, but ten minutes ago it

was clear so you just don't know

2:34:472:34:51

when you will run into it and it can

take you by surprise.

2:34:512:34:54

Andrew, thank you very much, we can

see just a few vehicles behind you

2:34:542:34:58

there moving on the M80 but

conditions are very difficult.

2:34:582:35:03

We know that this second red warning

now is for large parts of the south

2:35:032:35:06

of the country.

2:35:062:35:10

Our reporter Jon Donnison is outside

King's Cross Station

2:35:102:35:13

in Central London.

2:35:132:35:16

There is such an ongoing impact?

Morning, Louise. Like snow in

2:35:162:35:23

central London but real problems

again on the rail networks. Around

2:35:232:35:27

two dozen train companies are

running a reduced service and we can

2:35:272:35:32

expect that for the next few days, I

think. We have just heard in the

2:35:322:35:37

last hour there are no trains

between London Paddington and

2:35:372:35:41

Heathrow Airport so that will have a

real impact on people hoping to fly.

2:35:412:35:45

As for flights, British airways are

saying that anyone booked on a

2:35:452:35:52

short-haul flight out of the UK any

time before Sunday can read book

2:35:522:35:56

from later in the month, even if

their flight has not yet been

2:35:562:36:02

cancelled. More problems on the

roads to tell you about, it sounds

2:36:022:36:06

very bad in Lincolnshire, police

there saying all major roads are

2:36:062:36:13

blocked and impassable and in some

cases snowploughs have not been able

2:36:132:36:15

to get through to help people who

have been stuck overnight, in a

2:36:152:36:20

similar way to those stories we

heard there from Scotland. As you

2:36:202:36:23

are saving for we have the red

warning coming in in the South West

2:36:232:36:28

of England, southern Wales, so in

some parts of the country it is

2:36:282:36:31

going to get worse before it gets

better.

2:36:312:36:35

Absolutely, John. I will just read

that red warning a game, snow

2:36:352:36:40

between Wednesday, 3pm this

afternoon and Thursday, 10pm

2:36:402:36:43

tomorrow morning. Snow showers will

become heavier and more prolonged,

2:36:432:36:50

at times throughout the evening and

overnight, five centimetres falling

2:36:502:36:53

in some places. We know this new

problem, this new red alert, is for

2:36:532:37:00

part of Dartmoor, Exmoor, parts of

south-east Wales as well. Carol is

2:37:002:37:04

looking carefully at it for us and

we'll be here in a few minutes.

2:37:042:37:08

More on the weather throughout the

morning, we will keep you

2:37:082:37:11

up-to-date.

2:37:112:37:13

Now for this morning's other news.

2:37:132:37:14

The Prime Minister

will meet the President

2:37:142:37:16

of the European Council,

Donald Tusk, in Downing Steet today.

2:37:162:37:21

They'll discuss Brexit

during a working lunch.

2:37:212:37:24

Tomorrow, Theresa May is expected

to reveal more detail of her vision

2:37:242:37:26

for Britain's long-term future

relationship with the EU.

2:37:262:37:28

Without a Brexit deal,

hundreds of thousands of jobs

2:37:282:37:31

could be lost in the UK car industry

- that's according to

2:37:312:37:34

a new report by MPs.

2:37:342:37:37

The Business, Energy

and Industrial Strategy Committee

2:37:372:37:44

says a 'no deal' could cost millions

of pounds and result

2:37:442:37:47

in a huge drop in exports.

2:37:472:37:48

The report comes a day

after Toyota confirmed it

2:37:482:37:52

would build its new model in the UK

and make the engines

2:37:522:37:55

in this country as well.

2:37:552:37:58

The Independent Inquiry

into Child Sexual Abuse

2:37:582:38:00

will publish its first completed

report this morning.

2:38:002:38:02

The findings will focus

on the forced migration and abuse

2:38:022:38:04

of thousands of children

many of whom were in care,

2:38:042:38:07

who were sent to Australia,

New Zealand, Canada and Africa

2:38:072:38:12

following the Second World War.

2:38:122:38:13

The British and Australian

governments have apologised,

2:38:132:38:15

but today's report is likely

to condemn the programme

2:38:152:38:17

and highlight the failure to detect

and prevent the abuse.

2:38:172:38:25

You might notice some new coins

when you get your change today -

2:38:342:38:39

as the Royal Mint is releasing 26

new designs of the 10p piece.

2:38:392:38:43

The coins celebrate Great Britain

using the alphabet.

2:38:432:38:46

'A' is for Angel of the North,

this was voted the most

2:38:462:38:49

popular northern landmark.

2:38:492:38:54

And there's also 'Z'

for zebra-crossing.

2:38:542:38:55

Other coin designs feature

James Bond, a cup of

2:38:552:38:58

tea and Stonehenge.

2:38:582:39:00

We will keep you up-to-date with

what is going on with the weather,

2:39:002:39:03

very much a moving story. But also

on Breakfast today...

2:39:032:39:11

# Roxanne, you don't have to wear

the dress tonight...

Sting will join

2:39:112:39:17

us on the sofa to talk about his

personal tribute to his hometown and

2:39:172:39:21

perform a song from his busy call.

2:39:212:39:25

The new BBC daytime drama

Shakespeare And Hathaway is already

2:39:252:39:27

being called a hit by critics.

2:39:272:39:29

We'll speak to the two

leading actors.

2:39:292:39:31

And we'll hear about the incredible

story of the Scottish factory

2:39:312:39:33

workers who managed to ground half

of Chile's Air Force

2:39:332:39:36

to defy Pinochet.

2:39:362:39:37

All that still to come.

2:39:372:39:43

John is here with the sport.

We have been talking about Eddie

2:39:442:39:49

Jones, England Rugby union coach,

who was travelling back from the

2:39:492:39:53

match in Scotland on Sunday, to

Manchester, he was a guest of Sir

2:39:532:39:57

Alex Ferguson, he experienced some

nasty, unsavoury abuse of the way

2:39:572:40:01

down, which we can listen to now, as

he travelled down on the train from

2:40:012:40:05

Edinburgh. This was outside the

station in Manchester when he

2:40:052:40:09

arrived. Some of the things that

came his way during that.

2:40:092:40:22

You can see even there someone is

opening the door of the taxi. Pretty

2:40:222:40:26

unsavoury. It has opened this

debate, if you are familiar,

2:40:262:40:32

recognised face, you don't want to

shut yourself away behind tinted

2:40:322:40:37

windows, travelling first class all

the time, he thought he would be OK

2:40:372:40:40

to travel on a standard class train

down to register and that is what

2:40:402:40:44

happened.

It is a bit sad. It is a shame he

2:40:442:40:47

cannot take a train.

He said he thought it would be OK,

2:40:472:40:53

just a normal human being wanting to

get the train but that is what

2:40:532:40:56

happened. You would not want to see

that happen to your family, pretty

2:40:562:41:02

unsavoury.

There remains a sense that use of

2:41:022:41:07

the video assistant referee in

football is a work in progress at

2:41:072:41:11

the moment Woodward fund is still

unclear what exactly is going on

2:41:112:41:14

when an incident is reviewed, as was

the case last night when Tottenham

2:41:142:41:18

played Rochdale in an FA Cup replay.

2:41:182:41:23

VAR was used twice, the first time

to rule out Erik lamela's goal.

2:41:232:41:26

It looked a legitimate one at the

time.

2:41:262:41:29

The referee deciding a foul had been

committed in the lead up.

2:41:292:41:36

The issue being, when the review is

happening, the fans in the stadium

2:41:372:41:41

cannot see what is being reviewed,

unlike sports like tennis and rugby,

2:41:412:41:45

which creates the confusion.

2:41:452:41:47

The Tottenham manager said

the technology is actually making

2:41:472:41:49

the referee's job harder.

2:41:492:41:50

I think we have the best

referees in Europe.

2:41:502:41:57

I think our referees

in the Premier League are the best.

2:41:572:41:59

But sometimes the system

is not going to help.

2:41:592:42:04

It's not going to help the football.

2:42:042:42:08

If you watched today

the first half, that is why

2:42:082:42:10

we are so disappointed.

2:42:102:42:18

Huge congrats to League One

Rochdale, who kept the score at 1-1

2:42:262:42:28

up to half time in tough conditions,

before Fernando Llorente scored

2:42:282:42:31

a hat-trick in a 6-1 win,

to end Rochdale's hopes

2:42:312:42:34

of a fairytale upset.

2:42:342:42:38

Both Jason and Laura Kenny

have returned to racing

2:42:382:42:40

for Great Britain for the first time

since the Rio Olympics,

2:42:402:42:46

they got married and had a baby.

2:42:462:42:47

They're competing at the Track World

Championships in the Netherlands.

2:42:472:42:50

Jason retired after the Rio games

before reversing that

2:42:502:42:52

decision late last year.

2:42:522:42:53

Alongside Jack Carlin

and Ryan Owens, he went up

2:42:532:42:55

against the Netherlands in the final

of the team sprint but they could

2:42:552:42:58

only manage second and silver.

2:42:582:43:00

Laura Kenny competes later.

2:43:002:43:01

Fingers crossed she can bring back

some silverware as well, pretty

2:43:012:43:03

impressive from both of them on

their return to international

2:43:032:43:06

competition.

It would be something to show the

2:43:062:43:10

baby!

Before we move on, a quick update on

2:43:102:43:14

the weather, we know there is a new

red warning, as Carol was said the

2:43:142:43:22

Somerset, Devon, southern Wales. We

are hearing they expect potential

2:43:222:43:26

for upto 30 to 50 centimetres of

snow fall over parts of Dartmoor,

2:43:262:43:31

Exmoor and parts south-east Wales.

We will speak to Carol in the next

2:43:312:43:36

few minutes but still very much a

developing story.

2:43:362:43:39

Yes, the most severe of warnings,

already infected parts of Scotland

2:43:392:43:44

would know in part of the south-west

as well.

2:43:442:43:49

After a successful stint

on Broadway, the musical by pop star

2:43:492:43:51

Sting is coming to the UK.

2:43:512:43:55

The Last Ship tells the story

of a community facing the demise

2:43:552:43:58

of the ship building industry

in Wallsend, where Sting grew up.

2:43:582:44:04

Let's take a look at the cast

rehearsing a song from the show.

2:44:042:44:11

# What have you got?

# What have you got?

2:44:112:44:24

# What have you got no?

# We've got no...

2:44:242:44:34

It is not very often that Sting is

here, but Sting is here! You were up

2:44:342:44:42

here early this morning?

I left

London before the blizzard took

2:44:422:44:46

over! The weather here is mild

compared with London!

You may be

2:44:462:44:50

here a while!

I don't mind!

We are

focusing on the north-east because

2:44:502:44:57

that has been badly hit by the

weather and that is of course where

2:44:572:45:01

you'll be musical is set?

It is

where I come from, a town called

2:45:012:45:06

Wallsend in Newcastle, famous for

building ships, the biggest ship

2:45:062:45:11

ever constructed was built at the

end of my street, and amazing, the

2:45:112:45:17

real industrial environment to grow

up in. The guy mentions of the place

2:45:172:45:21

were very theatrical, so one day I

thought, maybe I should write a play

2:45:212:45:26

about my hometown.

Is set that into context. It was a

2:45:262:45:35

thriving industry when you were

young, still in existence. What

2:45:352:45:38

happened?

I watched thousands of men

walk into that should be at every

2:45:382:45:43

morning passed my front door and I

would watch the same men walk home

2:45:432:45:47

at night and as a kid I wondered

whether that was going to be my

2:45:472:45:50

future because there was very little

else in the town. I did not want it,

2:45:502:45:55

I wanted to be a musician and

songwriter, and then those dreams

2:45:552:46:01

came to fruition but I always

remember the environment and the

2:46:012:46:04

community I was brought up in and

what happened in that community in

2:46:042:46:08

the 1980s when the shipyards were

closed down for economic reasons

2:46:082:46:12

which were very abstract. So I

wanted to tell the story of my

2:46:122:46:16

community and I thought I was

ideally placed to do that because I

2:46:162:46:19

am a singer songwriter and I am also

from that community so The Last Ship

2:46:192:46:25

is really a story about community.

When that sort of industry stops it

2:46:252:46:30

has a devastating impact on lots of

different people.

I think the town's

2:46:302:46:35

identity was wrapped up in the

industry. They are incredibly proud

2:46:352:46:40

of the ships they built and they

actually built things with their

2:46:402:46:44

hands. We don't do that any more so

there was a bit of nostalgia. I

2:46:442:46:48

don't really have any answers but

for me the basics of economic is

2:46:482:46:52

community. Without community it

doesn't make any sense to me. So I

2:46:522:46:57

think music and songs have a very

important role to play in economic

2:46:572:46:59

hard times, political dark times, to

give people a smile and some hope

2:46:592:47:06

and some uplifting feeling is.

I

can't help noticing, one of the

2:47:062:47:12

stories we are reported on today is

about, new factory in the UK and

2:47:122:47:18

worries about - and this is linked

to Brexit, we won't get involved in

2:47:182:47:23

that - but this is an industry where

a lot of people potentially have

2:47:232:47:26

their jobs at risk. These are

ongoing issues. It happens to be

2:47:262:47:31

about shipbuilding in that era.

It

will resonate with people. We are

2:47:312:47:35

playing the whole of the North of

England and every town has this

2:47:352:47:38

story. What happens when your

industry goes? Who are you? I don't

2:47:382:47:43

really have the answer but I have a

lot of questions.

I love that you

2:47:432:47:48

arrive with your guitar. Does it go

everywhere with you?

It is my

2:47:482:47:52

proper! I am going to play later.

You were here are 5:15am rehearsing!

2:47:522:47:58

How much do you still enjoy

songwriting?

That is my job. I love

2:47:582:48:05

finishing a song but I don't like

looking at a blank page in the

2:48:052:48:08

morning and wondering how to peel it

but when I was inspired to write

2:48:082:48:11

about The Last Ship, the songs

poured out of the as if they had

2:48:112:48:15

been locked inside for a long time

so it has been a wonderful adventure

2:48:152:48:21

for the last seven years, on

Broadway... I saw the play in

2:48:212:48:25

Helsinki last month so it has a life

but to take it back to Newcastle, to

2:48:252:48:31

the theatre I began my professional

career at is amazing. I started in

2:48:312:48:35

the pit of an Andrew Lloyd Webber

musical called Joseph's Technicolor

2:48:352:48:42

Dreamcoat. I was playing the bass

guitar and now I am going back as

2:48:422:48:48

the gaffer!

Was that your first job?

First professional job as a

2:48:482:48:54

musician. I was getting 60 quid a

week at the time, which was amazing.

2:48:542:49:02

It must be strange because quite a

few of the guys who were with you in

2:49:022:49:05

the pit, it must be their stories

you tell. "I was in the pit that

2:49:052:49:11

time and Sting is telling my story!"

Whatever happened to him? ! Can I

2:49:112:49:17

ask you about longevity in the music

business? You clearly have that.

Why

2:49:172:49:22

would I know?

I'm trying to ask a

delicately but I am mindful of the

2:49:222:49:27

fact that the Rolling Stones have

just announced a new tool and they

2:49:272:49:30

have been public about their

relationship and the stuff they got

2:49:302:49:34

up to. They talked about all sorts

of things like drugs and all of

2:49:342:49:38

that.

I am not going to talk about

that.

I am just asking about you and

2:49:382:49:43

how you sustained yourself.

I'm

really led by my curiosity and I

2:49:432:49:49

love surprises. When I compose music

I want to surprise people, one I

2:49:492:49:54

choose the kind of music I do next I

wanted to be surprisingly. It is the

2:49:542:49:59

most important element in music and

keeps me occupied. I have no reason

2:49:592:50:04

to stop and will carry on going

until I am too stupid and told to do

2:50:042:50:09

it any more.

Tell us about... You

have a new album with Shaggy?

That

2:50:092:50:17

as a surprise, right? He is a dear

friend of mine. We made an album

2:50:172:50:21

that is cry out in April and is a

love affair between Jamaica and

2:50:212:50:25

Britain. It is an uplifting record.

We are seeing a bit of this year. I

2:50:252:50:33

presume this is a video from the

single.

That is in Kingston, Jamaica

2:50:332:50:39

over Christmas.

How was the

collaboration for you? Whose idea

2:50:392:50:42

was it?

It just kind of happened. We

knew each other, started singing

2:50:422:50:49

together, and I love the sound of

his voice. When he starts singing

2:50:492:50:52

the energy comes!

You live so much

in America but you from here. Where

2:50:522:51:02

do you like being?

Home is where my

wife is and she is in New York at

2:51:022:51:06

the moment. I will join her

tomorrow. That is home.

That is a

2:51:062:51:11

nice way of putting a - home is

where the wife is!

2:51:112:51:16

I saw the Police play and the first

time I saw the Police play was 1979.

2:51:162:51:21

Don't be ridiculous!

This was

Reading Rock festival 1979. Do you

2:51:212:51:29

remember it?

No.

That is what I was

expecting you to say! You were two

2:51:292:51:35

years into the extraordinary

success.

I do remember it. I

2:51:352:51:42

remember those gigs much more.

Was

there a positive glow around it?

It

2:51:422:51:48

was an amazing adventure. A long

time ago!

From where I was, it was

2:51:482:51:56

all pretty grim. You probably have

it all laid on mostly backstage.

Not

2:51:562:52:00

necessarily.

Charlie remembers it

extremely well. Thank you. You are

2:52:002:52:06

going to be here in about 15 minutes

and you are going to be playing for

2:52:062:52:10

us.

I am going to be playing a song

with Richard Lishman from this show,

2:52:102:52:15

just me and him.

Thank you. It is

lovely to see you. It is 8:52am. We

2:52:152:52:28

know there is a new red warning

which has been given for the

2:52:282:52:32

weather. We have Jon Kay, who is out

in the area which will be affected.

2:52:322:52:37

He is in Cornwall.

Hi Louise, Charlie and everybody. I

2:52:372:52:45

think this is a good job sting's

wife is in New York are not Newton

2:52:452:52:50

Abbot because that only he would get

to her there. In the last few

2:52:502:52:53

minutes we have been told there was

going to be a red warning zone for

2:52:532:52:58

snow and ice from later today for

the next 36 hours and this zone goes

2:52:582:53:04

from south Wales, around Cardiff and

cuts through the Bristol Channel,

2:53:042:53:08

into North Somerset, around

Weston-Super-Mare, through Somerset,

2:53:082:53:11

Taunton, Exmoor and into Devon

through Dartmoor, Exeter. It is a

2:53:112:53:18

thin sliver but it is bright will

read on the warning weather maps

2:53:182:53:21

which means it is going to be very

dangerous. Not just no fall, where

2:53:212:53:26

you can get 20 centimetres at least

in places but because added to all

2:53:262:53:30

the snow that is coming in, you've

also got all this extra wind coming

2:53:302:53:34

from the south. There is a storm,

Emma, as it has been called by the

2:53:342:53:42

Portuguese, so they are talking

about impassable roads, businesses

2:53:422:53:46

are going to have to close and they

are strategising and council

2:53:462:53:50

headquarters and the highways

Agency, trying to work out where you

2:53:502:53:53

put the infrastructure and help,

because it is so unpredictable what

2:53:532:53:58

is going to happen over the next few

days. So if you woke up in southern

2:53:582:54:02

England or south Wales and thought,

like lots of people did, it is not

2:54:022:54:05

that bad and has not smoked too much

overnight, this is just the start.

2:54:052:54:10

For next 48 hours it is going to get

very Nazi in some places indeed.

2:54:102:54:16

We know you are right. -- going to

get very nasty.

2:54:162:54:26

Ceiling there has been a red warning

issued by the Met Office for

2:54:262:54:29

Somerset, Devon and South Wales.

2:54:292:54:35

It is also an win. The snow will be

blowing around and as it moves the

2:54:352:54:40

risk of freezing rain behind it so

some atrocious conditions. The other

2:54:402:54:44

red warning we have which has been

in force for some time runs out at

2:54:442:54:48

10am this morning and that is for

central Scotland, Tayside and Fife.

2:54:482:54:55

This one in the south-west and Simon

Hart for Wales kicks in at 3pm this

2:54:552:55:00

afternoon and finishes at 2am

tomorrow at the moment so if you are

2:55:002:55:05

travelling, bear this in mind. We

have amber warning is. The red one

2:55:052:55:10

means take action, the unborn means

be prepared for disruption and that

2:55:102:55:16

covers northern and eastern

Scotland, southern Scotland,

2:55:162:55:19

north-east England and parts of

Cumbria. But we have another one

2:55:192:55:23

affecting parts of oil is not

covered by the red heading in the

2:55:232:55:26

direction of Hampshire so here too

we are looking at snow. Wherever you

2:55:262:55:31

are today it will be windy and there

will be snow showers. Storm ever is

2:55:312:55:36

approaching our shores. She is

already producing snow across

2:55:362:55:40

southern counties of England and

Wales and through the day the

2:55:402:55:44

direction she is heading is Northern

Ireland so we have snow showers

2:55:442:55:48

currently across Northern Ireland

and across southern areas and we

2:55:482:55:51

have further snow piling in across

areas where we have all the Ambers

2:55:512:55:56

and reads. Wherever you are today it

will feel cold. We have a

2:55:562:56:01

significant wind chill and the risk

of ice on the day but when you add

2:56:012:56:05

on the effect of the wind, this is

how cold it will feel against your

2:56:052:56:10

skin if you are stepping outside.

Minus 13 is not good news. You will

2:56:102:56:14

need to wrap up warmly when you head

out. Through the evening and

2:56:142:56:19

overnight we will still see some

snow across the south-west and parts

2:56:192:56:22

of Wales, more snow across the East.

Still keen wind and the risk of ice

2:56:222:56:28

and we have some freezing rain to

contend with. These are the

2:56:282:56:31

temperatures in towns and cities. In

rural areas, they will be much

2:56:312:56:36

colder than this. Looking at minus

double figures once again. As we

2:56:362:56:41

head into tomorrow, the snow lets up

but it does not mean it will clear

2:56:412:56:45

up, it just lets up across parts of

the South West and Wales where it

2:56:452:56:49

will be so heavy but by the end of

the day we will have more snow in a

2:56:492:56:54

line from London towards Liverpool

Bay and all points south of that. So

2:56:542:56:58

if you are travelling on Friday,

bear that in mind, and we will have

2:56:582:57:02

further snow across Scotland on the

north-east of England. And on the

2:57:022:57:08

wind of this is how will feel

against your skin. The lying snow we

2:57:082:57:12

have will be blowing and it is not

going to be particularly pleasant if

2:57:122:57:15

you are out and about. As we head

into the weekend it is still going

2:57:152:57:20

to be cold for most of us, just a

bit less cold in the South but there

2:57:202:57:25

is still the risk of snow. But at

this stage, we don't expect the

2:57:252:57:29

smoke to be anything like the snow

we have been seeing in the last few

2:57:292:57:32

days and for some of us today. So

where we have our red severe weather

2:57:322:57:37

warnings, we have the current one

expires at 10am today across

2:57:372:57:42

southern Scotland, Tayside and Fife,

and the new one issued in the last

2:57:422:57:46

hour by the Met Office across parts

of Devon, Somerset and South Wales.

2:57:462:57:51

Some treacherous conditions, heavy

snow and that snow blowing in the

2:57:512:57:56

gales.

2:57:562:57:58

Thank you, Carol. So much to look

out for. I may have said it was wet

2:58:002:58:04

and stay earlier, I clearly know it

is Thursday! I do know but I

2:58:042:58:09

temporarily forgot. -- may have said

it was Wednesday.

2:58:092:58:14

In amongst the serious warnings for

Carol, we have a lot of problems on

2:58:142:58:18

the roads and transport so do be

careful but it is a reality that

2:58:182:58:22

there are some beautiful images and

snow. People have fun in the snow.

2:58:222:58:29

Catherine Horrocks has posted this

footage of her playing in the snow

2:58:292:58:32

drifts. Look at that! That is quite

brave. That is in Sure in Oldham.

2:58:322:58:43

At is a serious snowdrift.

2:58:432:58:50

Celebrity stalkers, affairs,

missing people and murders are just

2:58:502:58:52

some of the cases facing private

detectives Frank Hathaway

2:58:522:58:54

and Lu Shakespeare in

a new BBC One daytime drama.

2:58:542:58:57

TV critics are already

calling the show a hit

2:58:572:58:59

and are calling for more episodes.

2:58:592:59:01

Let's take a look.

2:59:012:59:09

I think my fiance might

be having an affair!

2:59:162:59:21

I'm a wandering minstrel.

2:59:212:59:22

That's one way of putting it.

2:59:222:59:25

Penelope!

2:59:252:59:28

Let me take a look at you.

2:59:282:59:30

You have two seconds to let me go.

2:59:302:59:34

I have someone I'd like you to meet.

2:59:342:59:36

Is it Kim Kardashian?

2:59:362:59:37

No, Mr Falstaff, it is not.

2:59:372:59:38

Oh, well, I'm not interested.

2:59:382:59:40

Some guard dog you are!

2:59:402:59:46

I was tuning my lute.

2:59:462:59:47

Help me!

2:59:472:59:48

Fancy a dance?

2:59:482:59:49

THEY YELL

2:59:492:59:50

Partners?

2:59:502:59:58

It looks really fun! We are joined

by Jo Joyner and Mark Benson, thank

3:00:053:00:11

you for joining us. When it starts,

you don't know each other?

We don't,

3:00:113:00:16

I hire Frank originally on a case to

see if my husband is having an

3:00:163:00:20

affair and I can say this now

because it has been out on air but

3:00:203:00:23

it turns out my husband gets

murdered... Becomes more of a case

3:00:233:00:29

when you thought? And I enjoyed

working with Frank so I buy into a

3:00:293:00:33

business that was about to go

bankrupt. Fairly casual!

So, private

3:00:333:00:42

detectives, what are Frank's

qualities as a detective?

He is an

3:00:423:00:48

ex-copper so compared to Lou he is a

bit dour and negative.

Quite

3:00:483:00:58

shambolic, really, he is... Someone

compared him to Colombo and I

3:00:583:01:02

thought, maybe, his life is a mess

because he is a pretty good

3:01:023:01:06

detective.

So people look at him and

think maybe he is not that on it but

3:01:063:01:11

actually...

Yes, that is true.

That

is the surprise because with both of

3:01:113:01:16

them you do not expect them to be

that good as a detective but they

3:01:163:01:21

are and Joe's character turns out to

have photographic memory and things

3:01:213:01:25

like that said there are surprises

along the way.

You mentioned

3:01:253:01:34

Colombo, there is such a rich

history, and pairs of detectives as

3:01:343:01:39

well, who are your favourite?

Star

ski and Hutch for me, I and staff

3:01:393:01:44

ski, obviously!

Do you have a

vehicle...

And iconic vehicle? We

3:01:443:01:50

have not done quite as many stunts

but we do have a little red mini

3:01:503:01:55

that is very British, you see. The

problem is when we do high-speed car

3:01:553:02:03

chases, Jo will not go above the

speed limit!

It is funny as well,

3:02:033:02:11

that is the thing about the series?

That is what we discovered, we did

3:02:113:02:15

not know it would be that funny when

we started, we just discovered it as

3:02:153:02:20

we went.

Because they are such

different characters, watching them

3:02:203:02:25

rub along and clashed or not catch

and become fond of each other, each

3:02:253:02:32

episode has its own crime to figure

out but throughout the episode,

3:02:323:02:36

along with Patrick, who plays our

wonderful assistant, watching them

3:02:363:02:40

rub along becomes the joy of the

peace.

It is a curious one because I

3:02:403:02:46

am not sure where it fits in

3:02:463:02:52

-- fits in the detective genre.

Hopefully that is what sets it

3:02:523:03:00

apart, it is not a comedy or a

whodunnit, it is both, there are

3:03:003:03:04

serious moments and a good plot.

Way

are filming it and we don't know

3:03:043:03:09

what is going on!

We don't know who

did it!

Let's have a look at you

3:03:093:03:14

doing the detective work together.

It is Clive's work computer.

Did you

3:03:143:03:21

get a decent look at the par?

White.

Cream, moreover Bonilla. Saloon,

3:03:213:03:29

hatchback, estate? Did it have four

wheels?

I can't think when you are

3:03:293:03:35

shouting at me!

3:03:353:03:44

shouting at me! DA15 MSX... That the

registration. And there was an air

3:03:443:03:49

freshener with a logo on it and it

said... Hot Wheels Car Hire.

3:03:493:03:59

Useful, that kind of memory!

Watching that, I always think that

3:03:593:04:08

Mark would be the kind of actor who

would have you laughing all the

3:04:083:04:12

time, Corp' I'm from it if you

forgive the pun since it is a

3:04:123:04:16

detective drama, but did that

happen?

We did have a lot of fun,

3:04:163:04:20

the crew were particularly good fun

as well. There was one thing which

3:04:203:04:23

we did in the old people's home, do

you remember the camera lady, Zoe?

3:04:233:04:29

Herb bomb was against address are

full of crockery and we made her

3:04:293:04:33

laugh before the take, and we were

trying to do the take and you could

3:04:333:04:41

just hear this crockery shaking

where she was laughing.

I hope it

3:04:413:04:45

has been left in!

You tend to laugh

more at the most serious scenes!

3:04:453:04:51

Guess, when you are not allowed to.

It is filled in Stratford?

Yes,

3:04:513:04:58

Stratford, Warwick, Leamington,

which is where I grew up so it was

3:04:583:05:01

lovely for me.

Thank you very much,

you can watch Shakespeare And

3:05:013:05:05

Hathaway on BBC One every weekday

afternoon at 2:15pm.

3:05:053:05:09

The latest of the weather in a

3:05:093:06:52

newsroom at 1.30pm.

3:06:553:06:57

In the 1970s, Chile was being rocked

by Pinochet's violent dictatorship,

3:07:003:07:04

but on the other side of the world

at a factory in East Kilbride,

3:07:043:07:07

workers united against it.

3:07:073:07:10

They grounded half of Chile's

air force by refusing

3:07:103:07:16

to repair their plane's engines,

beginning a stand-off

3:07:163:07:18

that lasted four years.

3:07:183:07:19

Their incredible story has been

turned in to a documentary.

3:07:193:07:21

Let's take a look.

3:07:213:07:27

An Englishman who worked for the

Chilean

3:07:273:07:29

An Englishman who worked for the

Chilean embassy for two years until

3:07:293:07:31

he became unhappy at what he was

asked to do has bought us his own

3:07:313:07:36

inside story.

British trade

unionists are operating a boycott on

3:07:363:07:39

arms for Chile.

On several occasions

up in Scotland I was asked if we

3:07:393:07:47

could do something to intimidate

workers. They supplied at one stage

3:07:473:07:52

the name of two trade union

officials up there who they wanted

3:07:523:07:56

roughed up who were organising the

campaign against the selling of

3:07:563:08:01

engines and equipment.

He says he

refused to undertake the actions and

3:08:013:08:05

there have been no instances of

beaten up lefties or intimidated

3:08:053:08:09

Scottish workers, they are rather

hard to intimidate, as a matter of

3:08:093:08:13

fact.

I love that!

3:08:133:08:15

We're joined now by John Keenan,

who features in the film

3:08:153:08:17

and took part in the boycott

in East Kilbride.

3:08:173:08:20

It is lovely to see you. This is an

amazing story. What happened, you

3:08:203:08:26

were meant to be fixing the planes

and you decided what?

Based on the

3:08:263:08:31

policy of the union about time,

boycott the arms for Chile, the coup

3:08:313:08:41

in 1953 had previously "It happened

so based on those things we decided

3:08:413:08:44

as a workforce to boycott the

engines and not repair them.

You

3:08:443:08:51

knew that is what they were, they

were part of the Chilean air

3:08:513:08:56

force's...

Oh, yes.

But presumably

what you are not aware of the grid

3:08:563:09:03

you took the decision there but were

not aware of the implications?

3:09:033:09:07

Obviously not at that time, no. The

film expands a bit about what they

3:09:073:09:12

actually achieve the day, it will be

interesting because I have not seen

3:09:123:09:19

the completed article but I

understand it was an even bigger

3:09:193:09:22

impact than what we actually

thought.

Talk us through at the

3:09:223:09:26

time, John, were you under pressure?

This is a workplace, it was a

3:09:263:09:30

contract, were you under pressure,

having made a principled decision,

3:09:303:09:35

were you under pressure to do the

work?

Of course, we were under

3:09:353:09:39

pressure from the Management, also

some pressures but we stood by our

3:09:393:09:45

decision. We had to eventually put

the engines together because it was

3:09:453:09:48

causing problems with the throughput

of work sober management said, can

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you assemble the engines, put them

into boxes and we will store the

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outside? The engines were not tested

or dispatched from and two other

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operations after they were built,

and they remained lying in the cases

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for three years.

And then they went

missing, did they?

Yes, a real

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mystery, some of it has now been

resolved in the film but there are

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still some unanswered questions.

Presumably it is a source of pride

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to view, that a decision you took, I

guess you were not aware of the full

3:10:233:10:29

implications, but you must feel

proud that you were on the right

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side of the argument?

Certainly

proud and now that I know roughly

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what the film is about, even prouder

to be part of that. I was a

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representative of the workforce, and

a modern-day parallel I suppose

3:10:423:10:49

would be if you were asked to

prepare engines for the Syrian air

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force, for example. I think there

would be massive public support for

3:10:553:10:58

such an event if you refused to work

on them.

I love the title, Nae

3:10:583:11:04

Pasaran, which is a mix of Scottish

and Spanish and means, they will not

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pass? A rather lovely way of putting

it, isn't it?

Yes, it is.

Lovely to

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speak to you.

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And the documentary

Nae Pasaran will be closing

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the Glasgow Film Festival this

month.

3:11:173:11:19

It is an extraordinary story.

3:11:193:11:25

Earlier we spoke to Sting

about his musical The Last Ship.

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Now here he is with Richard

Fleeshman to perform one

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of the songs from the show,

The Night The Pugilist

3:11:333:11:36

Learned How To Dance.

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Here they are.

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# In the streets around here

there was nobody tougher than me.

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# See, I was quick with me fists

and fast with me footwork

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# As you can plainly see.

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# But a girl is attracted

to skills more refined

3:12:093:12:11

# Than the pugilist's art

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# And so I inclined

3:12:133:12:16

# To take meself serious

as a modern romancer

3:12:163:12:18

# And I secretly learnt

all the moves of a dancer

3:12:183:12:21

# You swing to the left

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# You swing to the right

3:12:263:12:28

# Keep your eyes on your partner

3:12:283:12:35

# As you would in a fight

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# You just follow the rhythm

And keep to the beat.

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# The important thing's never

to look at your feet

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# Then a miracle happens,

Your mind's in a trance.

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# Though the strategy's subtle,

Retreat and advance.

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# It's all about attitude,

All in your stance.

3:12:563:12:59

# Attention to detail,

Leaving nothing to chance.

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# Which explains how the pugilist

finally learned how to dance.

3:13:013:13:09

# In a bout where the strategist's

bridges were burned.

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# Where it seemed that his fortune

had suddenly turned.

3:13:163:13:18

# 'Twas the night that this scrapper

was suddenly dapper.

3:13:183:13:21

# And this poor fellow's heart

was still going like the clappers.

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# The night that the pugilist

finally learned how to dance #.

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APPLAUSE.

What a treat!

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Lovely, thank you! Sting on guitar

and Richard Fleeshman, thank you

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very much. A lot of people listening

to that thinking, how much does

3:13:403:13:45

Richard sound like Sting?!

He got a thumbs up from Sting as

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well!

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