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Hello this is Breakfast,

with Charlie Stayt and Tina Daheley.

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The army has been called in to help

rescue drivers stuck

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in snow and blizzards overnight -

hundreds are still stranded.

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Police in Somerset

and Hampshire have

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declared major incidents.

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Troops, coastguard and search

and rescue teams have been working

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through the night to clear roads.

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Amber weather warnings still cover

most of the UK. Ten people are

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thought to have died in severe

weather related incidents since it

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began four days ago.

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Good morning.

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It's Friday the 2nd of March.

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Also this morning.

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A blueprint for Brexit -

Theresa May will deliver

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a long-awaited speech

setting out her plans

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for a future relationship with the

EU.

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If you're affected by

the snow, is it worth

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struggling to get to work?

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And will you get paid

if you stay at home?

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I'll explain all

the rules before 7am.

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In sport, it's snow

joke for Arsenal fans.

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Tens of thousands give

their side the cold shoulder

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and miss their second

thrashing in a week

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by Manchester City, as the pressure

builds on manager Arsene Wenger.

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We will have all the latest on the

weather. Another bitterly cold day

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up there with a combination of heavy

snowfall, more ice and those biting

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easterly winds. I will bring you the

full UK forecast throughout the

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morning.

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Good morning.

First, our main story.

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Hundreds of motorists

are still trapped after spending

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the night in cars in freezing cold

temperatures,

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stranded on motorways

because of heavy snowfall.

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A Met Office red "danger to life"

warning covering south-west England

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and south Wales has been lifted,

but amber and yellow warnings

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remain in place for much

of the rest of the UK.

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Ten people have died in weather-

related incidents since the severe

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conditions first hit on Tuesday.

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There have been three

serious incidents affecting

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major roads overnight.

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The M62 in the north

of England is closed around

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Saddleworth Moor and Rochdale,

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where people are still stuck

in strong winds and snow.

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Emergency services and volunteers

have been working all night

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to get people to safety.

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In Hampshire, on the A31,

police declared a major incident

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and brought in the army to help

free the road.

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Traffic on the eastbound

carriageway has finally begun

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moving after it was closed

for nearly 10 hours.

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Hundreds of motorists were trapped

in freezing conditions.

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A major incident was also

declared on the A303

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near Taunton, when up to 100

vehicles became stranded.

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Two BBC correspondents

have been trapped

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in those closures overnight.

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Duncan Kennedy was on the A31

in The New Forest, but first

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Robert Hall sent us this report

from the A303 -

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where he is still trapped.

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With every mile, the clouds came

lower. More snow swirled, and the

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carriageway began to disappear. By

the time we reached the hills of

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Wiltshire, the blizzard had begun.

Pretty soon everything ground to a

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halt. Travelling tonight from east

to west is absolutely horrendous. If

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I put the window down, hopefully you

can see that, it is driving snow. We

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have six or seven inches here. In

front and behind, hundreds of

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vehicles were going nowhere.

We hope

to get to Taunton eventually but at

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the moment it is not looking very

promising and we could be stuck.

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With lorries blocking half the road,

the snowploughs struggled to clear a

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path.

Got to get the heating on.

I've been stuck out here since 3pm

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this afternoon. We think you will

get out? Of course we will.

There is

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worse trouble at C! At the foot of

the next hill, delivery driver Mark

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Brown had become a traffic marshal.

You seem to be taking charge of

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this. Well, somebody needs to.

Finally after six hours the traffic

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began to crawl on, but this was

going to be a very long night.

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Robert Hall, BBC News, Cricklade in

Wiltshire.

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This is one of the major routes

through the New Forest.

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But last night hundreds of motorists

were trapped here for hours.

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How long have you been here?

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Um, I've been here about

eight and a half hours.

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Eight and a half hours?

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For six miles, the dual carriageway

became a snow-encrusted pavement.

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What's that?

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It's some overalls.

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Brilliant.

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That keeps it out a bit, doesn't it?

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A little bit.

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The wind dragged temperatures

down to minus ten.

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How are you for supplies -

water, food, blankets?

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I'm melting ice.

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I'm melting snow to drink

because I've drank mine.

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Everywhere we went people

shivered in their cars,

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unaware of when they'd get out.

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Many of these drivers will have

spent six, seven, eight,

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nine hours stuck here on the A31

going absolutely nowhere.

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Also lacking supplies of water,

food, blankets and fuel.

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Some drivers went

the wrong way down the

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snow-covered verge to escape.

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Others decided to walk.

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I think it's gridlocked.

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By late evening, police declared

a major incident, which

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gave the order to bring

in heavy equipment.

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It wasn't until early this

morning, ten hours after it

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started, traffic began moving, past

abandoned vehicles in the direction

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of warmth and safety.

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Duncan Kennedy, BBC

News, on the A31.

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Let's catch up with Robert Hall,

trapped all night on the A303

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somewhere and Wiltshire. Good

morning. Tel is what is happening.

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How are you?

It is very, very cold

here, the snow has stopped, the cars

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are entrusted with ice. That report

was in Chicklade. We drove from

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there and we hit another queue. We

are told that there is a gritter

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which has got into trouble on the

way into another village nearby. We

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have been here since about two

o'clock this morning so four hours,

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maybe about for a half hours.

Nothing is moving. We haven't seen a

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policeman or a gritter, and there's

nothing coming the other way so we

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sit here and wait for things to

happen. People are quite pragmatic.

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The drivers I've been talking to.

Everyone wants to know what is

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happening but they all seem to be

warm and safe. However, it would be

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very nice to know just how long

we're going to be here. There is a

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lot of lying snow. The roads or in a

very bad state. There's a lot of

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ice. I've no idea how far we will

get even when we're through this

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blog is.

There is some interference

on your microphone but we will carry

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on because we can hear you are OK.

There is a couple huddled in the car

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behind you there. How are people

reacting and how are they keeping

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going in these long hours?

We've

been talking to people all evening.

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I will keep my voice down, it might

distort a little less. Generally

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people have been relaxed. People

have blankets. They are wrapped up

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warm. When we were in Chicklade the

village garage was the only thing

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that any lights on. The women there

was brilliant. There were people

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pushing their cars into top up their

fuel, because they were running out

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and couldn't keep the car is warm

and she has supplies of biscuits,

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water, hot drinks, so people were

fine. We thought when we set off up

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the hill that were on the move now

and the policeman that we had seen,

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he said it was clear beyond here,

but sadly that was not the case.

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People are resigned to it. I suspect

people are just getting a bit fed up

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now, because we don't know what is

happening or when the road will be

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clear, and there is nobody here to

ask.

We will try to ask some of

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those questions to those who might

know as we go through the morning.

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Thank you, Robert Hall in Wiltshire,

or the A3 03.

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or the A3 03. Up to 30 people braved

the conditions and brought hot food,

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and blankets to people stuck on the

end 62. One man was in a car with

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children including a five-week-old

baby. The M62 is the highest

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motorway in England. At the moment

we are hearing that it is an

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passable. Highways England were

warned that there will be no cross

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by Henry is open until those

conditions improved. The South

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Ambulance Service appealed for

anyone with a 4x4 to help move their

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staff around the areas they cover,

Bucks, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and

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Hampshire.

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John Donnison is at London's

King's Cross station.

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What's the latest on the travel

situation where you are?

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This is around the time that it gets

very busy. We know that there was

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major disruption to most train

services yesterday.

What is it going

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to be like today? Serious problems

again today. A lot of people will

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probably try to stay home. Just

looking at the departure board

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inside King's Cross and some trains

heading north to York and Newcastle,

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places like that, have been

cancelled. A difficult day flying.

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Some 4000 flights have been

cancelled across Europe since

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Tuesday. It is not just in Britain

that it is very cold. That is going

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to mean a huge backlog of passengers

that need to be shifted. Airlines

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say, do check if your flight is

going before setting off for the

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airport. And some updates on the

roads, we have closure of the A46 in

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Gloucestershire because of snow on

the carriageway. The M40 in

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Warwickshire has problems because I

like Laurie, and the M1 in

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Leicestershire between junctions

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Leicestershire between junctions 23

and 23A, big delays after a

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collision between a lorry and a car,

and police on the scene.

John, thank

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you very much. We will keep you

up-to-date with the travel situation

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and the weather coming up later. You

may be aware that there have been

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question marks over the gas supply

at this critical time.

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Contrary to what you might read in

the newspapers, we're not running

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out of gas as a country. It is a gas

deficit warning. The National Grid

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is concerned that supplies might be

running low but domestic customers

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turning on their heating, those are

the last people they will cut off.

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What they have said the industry is,

if you using a lot of energy, things

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like aluminium plants and power

stations, if you can reduce how much

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you use right now, that would really

help out. They issued a warning,

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industry followed suit and gas

supply levels are back up. There was

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concern about prices, because the

wholesale price, prices are about

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three times the average for this

time of year, because so much of it

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is being used. Again there are

worries that that could lead to

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higher bills. That's not necessarily

the case. Energy companies by the

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gas months in advance, to make sure

that they have it delivered in time.

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They have already bought Burgas --

the gas that we are delivering. For

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now, prices will stay and supplies

will remain on. Crucially, if you

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remain at home, you will have gas.

Yes, you can turn the heating on.

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Theresa May will today spell

out her vision for Britain's

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future relationship with the EU

as she seeks to lay

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the ground for the next phase

of Brexit negotiations.

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In a keenly-awaited speech,

the Prime Minister will tell

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Brussels she wants the "deepest

and broadest possible trade

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agreement" with the bloc,

while calling on warring parties

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in the UK to unite.

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We're joined from Westminster

now by our political

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correspondent Eleanor Garnier.

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Good morning to you. We have said

before that this is a big day. You

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have said it a few times. How big on

the scale of big is this day?

We can

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say this one is pretty big. It has

been a big week and this is a big

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speech. Theresa May will have two

big hopes for her speech, first to

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show credibility to the continent,

to the EU leaders she is negotiating

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with and second, to bring unity back

home. She will set out five tests

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she was to meet in the negotiations

to secure a deal that protects the

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UK economy, our security and also

the country. So far, Theresa May's

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negotiating position has been

criticised as being vague and

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unrealistic. There will be more

detail not just what the Prime

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Minister wants, but also where she

is prepared to compromise. Ahead of

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this speech Labour has accused the

government of being paralysed by its

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own divisions. Ministers know that,

with such different opinions inside

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the Conservative Party over Brexit,

pleasing everybody is going to be

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impossible. They hope this speech

will represent a step forward, not

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just at home but in Brussels, two,

where they want the negotiations to

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move onto the next stage.

It is

worth reminding you this morning on

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that speech, talking about the

speech with the Transport Secretary

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Chris Grayling at ten past seven.

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Water companies have been

accused by the Environment

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Secretary, Michael Gove,

of exploiting their market power

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and neglecting the environment.

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He said too many of them had

paid no tax

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and hidden

their earnings in offshore accounts.

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And he promised to back

the regulator Ofwat in tightening up

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rules for the industry,

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Until now, Diabetes has been widely

accepted as being either type

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one or two but new research suggests

there could be as many as five

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different strains of the disease.

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Scientists in Scandinavia

believe their findings,

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based on a study of 15,000 patients,

shows how different causes,

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risks and complications can

respond to different treatments.

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The condition currently affects one

in every 11 adults, worldwide.

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A daily cocktail of air,

light and noise pollution is having

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a significant impact on the health

of us all,

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according

to England's Chief Medical Officer.

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Dame Sally Davies' annual report

warns of a stark lack of awareness

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of the risks associated

with exposure to each of these

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elements which are linked to cancer,

heart disease and asthma.

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The study also suggests the NHS's

one million employees

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could be at the forefront

of the fight to reduce pollutants.

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Now for our first opportunity to

have a look at the big weather

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picture.

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Yesterday was the coldest March day

on record. Today, probably not as

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cold but it would be another

bitterly cold feeling day with the

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severe wind chill and we are

expecting more disruptive snow

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through the day. We still have cold,

easterly winds coming in in the

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north and east of the country.

Further south something a little bit

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milder. As the slightly milder air

comes in we have a weather front

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bringing in disruptive snow. We have

seen it across Wales and the

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south-west of England. The snow will

pop up in the south. Also warnings

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will know in parts of Northern

Ireland, eastern Scotland and the

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north-east of England. We could see

five to ten centimetres, even more

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over the higher ground. An amber

weather warning across Wales, the

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south-west and southern England as

well. There could be 20 centimetres

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of snow over the high ground.

Blizzard conditions possible with

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lots of blowing snow around today.

We will continue to see snow across

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parts of Wales and the South West

today. Later on we will see more

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persistent snow heading in across

parts of southern England. Further

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north snow showers will continue to

be heavy in the North of England and

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the east of Scotland, combined with

a brisk, easterly wind. Temperatures

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about a degree or so either side of

freezing. When you add on the

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wind-chill, it could feel much

colder. Into the evening hours, but

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and of snow in the South trips

further north into the Midlands,

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heading up towards the north of

England. It will weaken but we will

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continue to see snow showers further

north. Again it will be a cold and

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icy night with a lot of lying snow

and ice around first thing Saturday

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morning. Through the weekend it

stays cold in the north of the

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country unless cold in the south. An

ongoing risk of snow for some of us.

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Here is how Saturday is shaping up.

You can see this band of cloud and

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snow in the north-east of England

full snow showers in the East of

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Scotland as well. Further

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Scotland as well. Further south

there will be snow as well.

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Temperatures starting to come up,

about four to 7 degrees in the

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south-west but freezing in the

north. Into Sunday now and there

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will be some further snow across

northern parts of the UK will stop

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in the south, some sleet, snow but

also rain showers moving in as

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temperatures start to creep up.

Little less cold in the south of

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England and Wales were still fairly

chilly with snow in the North will

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England and Wales were still fairly

chilly with snow in the North will

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stop it is Dave four of beast in the

east and Emma. -- Dave four. Right

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now, Mike has the sport. The rugby

league was last night. Also, the

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darts which was down in Exeter in

doors but fans could not really get

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there and also the Scottish ski and

snowboard Championships in Glenshee.

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The problem was getting the fans

there and the spectators and the

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staff. The big match in the Premier

League went ahead. A lot of Arsenal

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fans stayed away. They will possibly

be glad they did. They were beaten

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3-0

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game by Manchester City. They got

all goals in the first half.

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in front of plenty

of empty seats at the Emirates.

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Leroy Sane completed the scoring.

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Later, Arsenal missed a penalty.

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Wenger's side are now ten points off

the Premier League top four.

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Better news for England's women.

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Phil Neville's reign

as manager of

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the England women's football team

has got off to the perfect start.

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They thrashed France 4-1,

in the SheBelieves Cup in Ohio.

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Laura Kenny won silver on her return

to competition at cycling's

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World Track Championships,

and Great Britain's men took gold,

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in the pursuit,

thanks to a teenager labelled

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the next Bradley Wiggins.

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And Laura Muir claimed

her first medal

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on the global athletics stage,

with bronze in the 3,000 metres

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at the World Indoor

Championships in Birmingham.

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That's Great Britain's first medal

at the event so far.

0:20:120:20:19

Just a reminder on the weather front

and do check the BBC Sport website.

0:20:210:20:26

A lot of them will be affected.

0:20:260:20:33

A lot of them will be affected. -- a

lock of the fixtures.

0:20:330:20:38

The conditions this week have

been particularly harsh

0:20:380:20:40

for homeless people.

0:20:400:20:41

In some big cities, hundreds

of extra beds have been made

0:20:410:20:44

available in shelters,

hostels and churches.

0:20:440:20:45

But, in other cities, services

aren't available and it means people

0:20:450:20:48

are still on the streets.

0:20:480:20:49

Our Social Affairs Correspondent,

Michael Buchanan, has spent the past

0:20:490:20:52

two nights with some of those

who are still outside.

0:20:520:20:54

It's bad enough being

homeless, but in this?

0:20:540:20:56

Staying warm, never easy,

has been almost impossible.

0:20:560:20:58

Some have turned to

alcohol, lots of it.

0:20:580:21:03

Well, I'm going to be helpful

if you're going to let me.

0:21:030:21:06

In big cities like London outreach

workers have been encouraging rough

0:21:060:21:09

sleepers to use emergency hostels,

an offer that some

0:21:090:21:11

have readily taken.

0:21:110:21:12

But in other towns support

is less available.

0:21:120:21:16

By the coast in Eastbourne

the increasing numbers of rough

0:21:160:21:19

sleepers have a particular enemy.

0:21:190:21:24

A biting wind has frozen

Kevin to his core.

0:21:240:21:28

Time passes slowly

when the temperature

0:21:280:21:30

feels like 12 below zero.

0:21:300:21:35

A warm drink donated does help,

but only for a short time.

0:21:350:21:38

I've been shivering for about three

weeks and if it weren't for people

0:21:380:21:45

coming along with blankets,

do you know what I mean,

0:21:450:21:47

I would be dead in a doorway.

0:21:470:21:49

What are you doing tonight?

0:21:490:21:50

Sleeping in a doorway.

0:21:500:21:53

Like I did last night

and the night before,

0:21:530:21:55

and four weeks before that.

0:21:550:21:58

There are few services for rough

sleepers in Eastbourne,

0:21:580:22:01

the town struggling to cope

with its rapidly rising

0:22:010:22:03

homeless population.

0:22:030:22:06

Part of the reason a town

like Eastbourne has a growing number

0:22:060:22:09

of rough sleepers is that homeless

people from elsewhere

0:22:090:22:12

in the UK have moved

here because the weather tends

0:22:120:22:14

to be warmer.

0:22:140:22:16

It hasn't been this week.

0:22:160:22:19

Local churches are

taking the strain.

0:22:190:22:22

Each evening throughout

winter a different parish

0:22:220:22:24

hosts a homeless shelter.

0:22:240:22:28

A welcome respite for

those that can make it.

0:22:280:22:32

Refugee in my own country, I am.

0:22:320:22:34

That's the best way

of explaining it.

0:22:340:22:36

A refugee in my own country.

0:22:360:22:38

The breakdown of his marriage has

met Graham has been homeless

0:22:380:22:44

for the past fortnight,

the first time he's ever

0:22:440:22:46

had to sleep outside.

0:22:460:22:48

There's lots of dangers that

you have to watch out for.

0:22:480:22:50

Like not making yourself sweat.

0:22:500:22:52

Things like that.

0:22:520:22:53

Because hyperthermia's

just around the corner.

0:22:530:22:54

Are you frightened?

0:22:540:22:58

Yeah, wouldn't you be?

0:22:580:22:59

I'm 56 years old.

0:22:590:23:00

I'm not a young man.

0:23:000:23:03

Not a young man at all.

0:23:030:23:11

I'm sorry, but I'm

finding it impossible.

0:23:130:23:16

He's no idea what he'll do when this

shelter closes on Monday.

0:23:160:23:22

For others, perhaps suffering

with psychiatric problems,

0:23:220:23:25

they prefer to remain outdoors,

prepared to dice daily

0:23:250:23:29

with nature's wrath.

0:23:290:23:32

Michael Buchanan,

BBC News, Eastbourne.

0:23:320:23:40

We'll have lots more on the weather

throughout the morning

0:23:410:23:44

from our correspondents in some

of the most affected areas.

0:23:440:23:52

Just to show Year 1 picture coming

to us this morning. This is Taunton

0:23:520:23:56

and the south-west is badly

affected. Still there are people at

0:23:560:24:04

a standstill on the eighth 303 this

morning. That is where the major

0:24:040:24:09

problems are. -- A303. We know many

hundreds of people have still been

0:24:090:24:16

trapped in their cars. Also in the

north there have been some real

0:24:160:24:21

problems and the military has been

involved in evacuating people from

0:24:210:24:26

their vehicle. It is a changing

situation. Some of the pictures are

0:24:260:24:31

out of date. We heard yesterday a

seven-year-old girl was one of ten

0:24:310:24:39

snow deaths. There you go. The front

page of the capital at times as

0:24:390:24:44

well. Lots to follow freeze as

storms battered Britain. Hundreds of

0:24:440:24:49

motorists spent up to 20 hours

yesterday trapped in their cars.

0:24:490:24:52

That was on the M80. Gas prices

reaching our highest level in two

0:24:520:25:04

decades. Rail networks came to a

standstill yesterday with Paddington

0:25:040:25:07

Station in London closed due to

slippery platforms. Flights are

0:25:070:25:10

cancelled across the UK. The red

alert in the south-west has been

0:25:100:25:15

lifted. An amber warning is in place

for most places in the country.

0:25:150:25:20

Normally when there is snow it

affects certain parts of the country

0:25:200:25:24

but this is widespread, it is all

over the UK. Just looking at some of

0:25:240:25:30

the information that has come in,

still talking about widespread snow,

0:25:300:25:34

particularly in Dartmoor, South

Wales as well. We know motorways

0:25:340:25:41

have been affected. We were talking

about the A303 a while ago. Drivers

0:25:410:25:47

are still stuck. Some are stuck in

Somerset and Wiltshire as well. They

0:25:470:25:51

have been stuck for 12 hours in what

are very grim circumstances. There

0:25:510:26:00

is more snowfall expected but some

areas will have something of a

0:26:000:26:03

respite. We will try to get more

information what has been done to

0:26:030:26:07

help those people with those

problems. It is nice to know people

0:26:070:26:12

have set up centres offering hot

drinks and blankets and generally

0:26:120:26:15

trying to look after people. You

hear the lovely generosity in

0:26:150:26:21

amongst those terrible

circumstances.

0:26:210:26:23

Now it's time to get the very

latest on the situation

0:26:230:26:26

where you are from our BBC

teams across the UK.

0:26:260:29:45

turned milder over the weekend. We

are back in half an hour. Goodbye.

0:29:450:29:53

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Charlie Stayt

0:29:550:29:56

and Tina Daheley.

0:29:560:30:01

We'll bring you all the headlines

in a moment but still to come

0:30:010:30:04

on Breakfast this morning -

Sarah will have the very latest

0:30:040:30:08

from the BBC Weather Centre

in about 10 minutes.

0:30:080:30:16

People have been struggling in their

cars overnight. We will have the

0:30:160:30:19

very latest.

0:30:190:30:23

Given the huge

amount of ongoing disruption, Ben

0:30:230:30:25

will be looking at what your rights

are as an employee -

0:30:250:30:28

if you're being forced

to have a snow day because

0:30:280:30:31

you can't get to work.

0:30:310:30:32

And after 7, away from the weather,

0:30:320:30:33

it's a big day for the Prime

Minister as she lays out her plans

0:30:330:30:37

for the next phase of

Brexit negotiations.

0:30:370:30:38

We'll speak to Transport

Secretary Chris Grayling.

0:30:380:30:40

Good morning.

0:30:400:30:41

Here's a summary of today's main

stories from BBC News.

0:30:410:30:44

Hundreds of motorists

are still trapped after spending

0:30:440:30:46

the night in cars in freezing cold

temperatures, stranded on motorways

0:30:460:30:49

because of heavy snowfall.

0:30:490:30:53

A Met Office red "danger to life"

warning covering south-west England

0:30:530:30:56

and south Wales has been lifted,

but amber and yellow warnings

0:30:560:30:59

remain in place for much

of the rest of the UK.

0:30:590:31:03

There have been three

serious incidents affecting

0:31:030:31:04

major roads overnight.

0:31:040:31:06

The M62 in the north

of England is closed around

0:31:060:31:08

Saddleworth Moor and Rochdale,

0:31:080:31:10

where people are still stuck

in strong winds and snow.

0:31:100:31:16

In Hampshire, on the A31,

police declared a major incident

0:31:160:31:18

and brought in the army to help

free the road.

0:31:180:31:21

Hundreds of motorists

are still trapped in freezing

0:31:210:31:25

conditions in a major incident

on the A303 near Taunton.

0:31:250:31:33

Are you all right for supplies?

I am

melting ice, the drink, because I

0:31:350:31:41

have drunk mind.

At the moment, it

is not looking promising. We are

0:31:410:31:46

trying to get to Taunton.

We could

be stuck. We want to get the heating

0:31:460:31:51

on. I have been stuck out here since

3pm this afternoon.

Will we get out

0:31:510:31:58

of the? Yes, of course we will.

There is worse trouble at C!

How

0:31:580:32:06

long have you been out here? We have

been up to several hours.

0:32:060:32:10

Meanwhile the South Central

Ambulance service took to twitter

0:32:100:32:12

overnight as they appealed

for anyone

0:32:120:32:14

with a 4x4 to help

move their staff around

0:32:140:32:16

the the four counties they cover

in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire,

0:32:160:32:18

Berkshire and Hampshire.

0:32:180:32:22

We can get the latest

now from our reporter

0:32:220:32:24

Fiona Lamdin who is in Somerset

for us this morning.

0:32:240:32:30

Good morning. How has it been

overnight where you are, and what's

0:32:300:32:33

the reaction locally?

I am literally

a stone's throw from the M5. This

0:32:330:32:41

road would be full of traffic

queueing to get onto the M5. As you

0:32:410:32:47

can see, abandoned lorries and cars.

If I spin year-round, you can see an

0:32:470:32:53

empty road, empty traffic lights and

an empty park and ride. Last night

0:32:530:32:57

we got stranded here with many other

motorists. We all stayed in this

0:32:570:33:01

hotel behind me here. People were

coming from up north to down south

0:33:010:33:07

and they got to Taunton and thought,

this is too much, this is too

0:33:070:33:11

dangerous, we're going to pull in

and stay here for the night. I spoke

0:33:110:33:15

to one family who were staking his

84-year-old grandmother down to

0:33:150:33:20

Plymouth, and they said that the M5

had not been gritted, and they

0:33:200:33:24

described it as a white ice rink.

They said they were sliding all over

0:33:240:33:29

the lanes. When people got here,

they couldn't get anything to eat

0:33:290:33:33

because the shops were not open.

Extraordinary situation. People were

0:33:330:33:38

not prepared, even though there were

so many warnings, people did not

0:33:380:33:42

expect it to be quite as bad as it

actually was. Today we have had

0:33:420:33:47

alerts from Musgrove Park, the local

hospital, asking if any nurses will

0:33:470:33:52

not in today to come in, if it is

safe and if you are in an emergency

0:33:520:33:58

only ring 999 if you're desperate.

These do not bring unless it is an

0:33:580:34:03

emergency.

Fiona, thank you very

much. Stay warm. We will keep you

0:34:030:34:10

updated with the situation on the

roads. The full weather forecast

0:34:100:34:13

coming up later on.

0:34:130:34:18

coming up later on. Theresa May is

seeking to lay the ground for the

0:34:180:34:22

next phase of Brexit negotiations.

In a keenly awaited speech the Prime

0:34:220:34:26

Minister will tell Brussels she was

the deepest and broadest possible

0:34:260:34:28

trading agreement with the bloc was

calling on warring factions in the

0:34:280:34:36

UK to unite.

0:34:360:34:37

Water companies have been

accused by the Environment

0:34:370:34:39

Secretary, Michael Gove,

of exploiting their market power

0:34:390:34:41

and neglecting the environment.

0:34:410:34:42

He said too many of them had

paid no tax

0:34:420:34:44

and hidden

their earnings in offshore accounts.

0:34:440:34:46

And he promised to back

the regulator Ofwat in tightening up

0:34:460:34:47

Until now, diabetes has been widely

accepted as being either type

0:34:540:34:56

one or two but new research suggests

there could be as many as five

0:34:560:35:00

different strains of the disease.

0:35:000:35:01

Scientists in Scandinavia

believe their findings,

0:35:010:35:02

based on a study of 15,000 patients,

shows how different causes,

0:35:020:35:05

risks and complications can

respond to different treatments.

0:35:050:35:09

The condition currently affects one

in every 11 adults, worldwide.

0:35:090:35:15

Those are latest stories.

0:35:190:35:20

Now the latest sports news.

0:35:200:35:26

They got the game on at Arsenal last

night basically because of

0:35:260:35:30

old-fashioned people with shovels.

Is the turkey the? They have

0:35:300:35:37

undersoil heating but they still

need shovels to get rid of the snow.

0:35:370:35:41

Clubs like Southend have been asking

for fans to go and help, if they can

0:35:410:35:45

get there, to clear the pitch for

the match tomorrow at Southend. But

0:35:450:35:50

a lot of the problem is getting fans

to the fixture safely. Lots of

0:35:500:35:56

Arsenal fans stayed away last night.

Those who did were probably glad

0:35:560:36:00

that they did.

0:36:000:36:02

A sense of deja vu for the Arsenal

fans that did brave the weather.

0:36:020:36:05

Their team, put in another

poor performance,

0:36:050:36:07

which ended in their second 3-0

defeat to Manchester City in a week.

0:36:070:36:10

After City's third goal went

in, the sound of boos,

0:36:100:36:12

from the half-empty Arsenal stands

drowned out the City celebrations.

0:36:120:36:15

Arsenal are now ten points

adrift of the top four.

0:36:150:36:23

We have always to put things into

perspective when it is not at the

0:36:230:36:29

best and after what happened on

Sunday, we have gone through a lot

0:36:290:36:34

of difficulties. And I believe that

we have to accept that Manchester

0:36:340:36:41

City is at

0:36:410:36:46

City is at their best, and we have

this difference in the league, and

0:36:470:36:49

we have to work to reduce that

difference.

0:36:490:36:53

While one manager has perhaps

outstayed his welcome,

0:36:530:36:55

in the eyes of some fans,

Phil Neville made the perfect start

0:36:550:36:58

to his reign, in charge

of the England women's team.

0:36:580:37:00

His side thrashed France 4-1

in the SheBelieves Cup in Ohio.

0:37:000:37:05

And, after all the controversy

over his appointment,

0:37:050:37:07

it was good to get matters

on the pitch up and running.

0:37:070:37:14

I think bravery is the one word I

have used more than any other in the

0:37:140:37:17

last three days. It's easy saying

it, but the hardest thing is to do

0:37:170:37:24

it. The players played with massive

courage today against a side that,

0:37:240:37:28

you can say what you want, we have

been really brought against them,

0:37:280:37:31

one victory in 47, well, too, now.

0:37:310:37:35

He's been dubbed the next

Bradley Wiggins by one

0:37:350:37:37

of his own team-mates.

0:37:370:37:39

Teenager Ethan Hayter

helped Great Britain win gold

0:37:390:37:41

in the men's team pursuit

at the World Track Cycling

0:37:410:37:43

Championships in the Netherlands.

0:37:430:37:45

Beating the home nation

in the final were Hayter,

0:37:450:37:48

Charlie Tanfield, Kian Emadi,

and elder statesman Ed Clancy.

0:37:480:37:56

Decent. I think he is the next

Wiggins, do the honours. He is

0:37:560:38:01

really that good. Peasgood on the

road, good on track and arguably the

0:38:010:38:06

strongest guy in our team today and

modesty, 19 years old? -- what is

0:38:060:38:13

he, 19 years old.

0:38:130:38:15

Laura Kenny said was shattered,

but loved every minute

0:38:150:38:17

of being back on the track,

after winning silver

0:38:170:38:19

in the women's team pursuit.

0:38:190:38:20

It was her first race

since the Rio Olympics.

0:38:200:38:22

She said they couldn't help but feel

disappointed, with second place,

0:38:220:38:25

but the United States were just too

strong.

0:38:250:38:27

Obviously I am very pleased. I never

expected to be back at a World

0:38:270:38:30

Championship so soon. I have really

enjoyed being back with the girls.

0:38:300:38:38

We would like to have come away with

a gold medal, any race we enter, and

0:38:380:38:43

we want to win so you cannot help

but feel a little bit disappointed.

0:38:430:38:50

And Laura Muir gave

Great Britain their first medal,

0:38:500:38:52

at the World Indoor Athletics

Championships.

0:38:520:38:58

She were stuck in a taxi on the M6

for six hours. It cost £1500! And

0:38:580:39:06

she gave Britain the first medal.

0:39:060:39:08

She won bronze in Birmingham,

in the 3,000 metres -

0:39:080:39:11

that's her first podium

finish on the world stage.

0:39:110:39:13

One of the major talking

points, during and

0:39:130:39:15

after the Winter Olympics

in Pyeongchang, was of funding

0:39:150:39:17

for British athletes.

0:39:170:39:22

Basketball was one of the sports

to criticise the millions spent

0:39:220:39:24

on Team GB, at the Winter Games

whilst they had their funding cut.

0:39:240:39:28

Well after a record five medals,

for Team GB, in South Korea,

0:39:280:39:30

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch says

she hopes there can be

0:39:300:39:33

a resolution to the issue soon.

0:39:330:39:38

Basketball is an incredibly

important sport and it does a great

0:39:380:39:41

deal of social good. It inspires

people in very urban communities to

0:39:410:39:46

participate in sport. It is a sport

that they see a pathway to be able

0:39:460:39:50

to represent the country. And with

that in mind I am hosting an

0:39:500:39:54

emergency summit next week to bring

all the parties together so that we

0:39:540:39:58

can have some sort of solution to

the issue around funding.

0:39:580:40:02

Now the big freeze has

also been causing havoc

0:40:020:40:04

with the sporting fixtures.

0:40:040:40:05

We've seen the how

the Premier League game,

0:40:050:40:07

between Arsenal and Manchester City

survived, and as well as the brave

0:40:070:40:12

fans that made it, spare a thought

for BBC commentators John Murray

0:40:120:40:15

and Martin Keown, wrapped up warm

there for 5live but many other

0:40:150:40:18

fixtures and events have

been forced off.

0:40:180:40:20

They include the non-league match

between Boreham Wood

0:40:200:40:22

and Macclesfield Town.

0:40:220:40:23

In Rugby League Leeds Rhinos won't

be playing against Catalans Dragons

0:40:230:40:25

in Super League.

0:40:250:40:26

And racing at Kelso has

also been postponed.

0:40:260:40:33

No racing anywhere until Sunday.

0:40:330:40:35

The BBC Sport website will keep

you up-to-date with all the major

0:40:350:40:38

events affected this weekend.

0:40:380:40:40

Commentating must be one of the

hardest things. Because you can't

0:40:400:40:43

get warm. And it is a real test of

whether or not you are a true fan

0:40:430:40:52

because if you still go out to

support your team in those

0:40:520:40:55

conditions... And the true fans will

not just attend the match they will

0:40:550:40:59

help clear the pitch before, with

shovels. Thank you very much.

0:40:590:41:04

The frail and elderly can become

even more vulnerable during the snow

0:41:040:41:07

and freezing temperatures.

0:41:070:41:08

But, with snow drifts

and frozen roads, getting

0:41:080:41:09

to them is challenging.

0:41:090:41:17

We can follow the footsteps now, and

we are down near Tiverton.

0:41:180:41:23

Breakfast's John Maguire

is in Somerset this morning looking

0:41:230:41:25

at how carers are managing.

0:41:250:41:28

In these conditions, we need to take

special care for certain people,

0:41:280:41:32

don't we?

0:41:320:41:37

POOR SOUND QUALITY.

0:41:490:41:55

We have some problems with John's

microphone. Hold on from. John has

0:41:550:42:01

been out and about near Tiverton and

talking to some of those caught up

0:42:010:42:05

in the problems. Let's have a look.

You have got to be careful.

Yes.

0:42:050:42:16

After her car skidded on ice

earlier, Carla is taking no chances.

0:42:160:42:22

She's been driven to her next

appointment by a boss who has hired

0:42:220:42:25

four-wheel drive to ferry his care

staff around to see the people they

0:42:250:42:30

look after.

We make sure that there

are additional checks that the staff

0:42:300:42:34

perform when they are going out. We

make sure that their heating is

0:42:340:42:38

adjusted accordingly, that they have

got money on their gas and electric

0:42:380:42:44

meters to make sure that they are

not going to get into difficulty.

As

0:42:440:42:51

the snowfall increases and the

temperatures drop, the roads become

0:42:510:42:53

increasingly hazardous. Meanwhile,

Marvin is at the window awaiting

0:42:530:42:58

Carla's arrival.

0:42:580:43:05

Carla's arrival.

If we had waited a

couple of months we could have had a

0:43:050:43:07

white Christmas.

This is a welfare

check. Kalla make sure that Mervyn

0:43:070:43:14

is warm, has eaten and has enough

food.

Wright, shopping, love, what

0:43:140:43:18

do we need?

He remembers the days

when freezing winters were not such

0:43:180:43:23

a rarity.

And remember seeing a post

and it would be white.

In that I'm

0:43:230:43:32

taking the appointments conditions

had worsened. Progress between

0:43:320:43:35

peoples homes might be slow but the

carers are determined to get

0:43:350:43:39

through, although often it is their

safety that the clients are worried

0:43:390:43:43

about.

Lots of them wanted to cancel

the calls because they were worried

0:43:430:43:46

about is getting to them. But we

were like, need is to check that

0:43:460:43:52

you're right, you're warm, you are

fed and you are safe. That is one of

0:43:520:43:55

our main priorities.

We need to be

there. The vulnerable people who

0:43:550:44:01

rely on Care on The own homes, for

those people, people like Carla are

0:44:010:44:07

lifeline, a vital service, whatever

the weather.

Sorry if you lost sound

0:44:070:44:14

a little bit earlier on. Two things

you learn when the weather is like

0:44:140:44:18

this. Everything takes twice as long

as you expect it to, and if

0:44:180:44:23

something can go wrong, it

absolutely will. We're at the 16th

0:44:230:44:26

century Stonebridge near Tiverton

across the River axe. I've only seen

0:44:260:44:33

one vehicle crossed the bridge since

we have been here, and it was a

0:44:330:44:36

four-wheel drive vehicle from the

local electricity company taking

0:44:360:44:40

engineers around. That gives you an

idea of the type of people that are

0:44:400:44:44

out and about. We have been telling

people to stay home if you possibly

0:44:440:44:48

could. Of course, others have no

choice. They are the real snow

0:44:480:44:53

heroes. Not just emergency services

and Armed Forces who have been

0:44:530:44:57

drafted on, but an army of volunteer

drivers taking people to hospital

0:44:570:45:03

appointments, things like dialysis,

I have heard of volunteers driving

0:45:030:45:08

patients do dialysis appointments

yesterday. That essential part of

0:45:080:45:12

life must continue regardless of

what the elements are throwing at

0:45:120:45:14

us.

Thank you very much, John. It

looks very dramatic down there and

0:45:140:45:21

tough for people coping with the

conditions. Let's get the bigger

0:45:210:45:25

picture. Sarah is looking after the

weather for us today. It is looking

0:45:250:45:28

stunning in some places. What is the

picture?

0:45:280:45:33

More snow in the forecast today. It

is picturesque across many parts of

0:45:380:45:43

the country but the snow is causing

severe disruption. Dangerous weather

0:45:430:45:49

conditions on the cards once again

through today. Another bitterly cold

0:45:490:45:53

day. Yesterday we had the coldest

March day on record. Today there is

0:45:530:45:59

severe wind-chill again and some

snow. We have the cold, easterly

0:45:590:46:06

winds bringing in the bitter end

mass from Siberia, particularly in

0:46:060:46:11

the north and east of the country.

In the south we will see milder air

0:46:110:46:17

working in with the remnants of

Storm Emma working in in the south.

0:46:170:46:22

This will bump into the cold air and

bring more snow. The warnings in

0:46:220:46:27

force from the Met Office for the

North of Scotland, the North of

0:46:270:46:34

England and some of Ireland as well.

In the south-west there are Met

0:46:340:46:39

Office weather warnings as well. We

could see guests up to 60 miles an

0:46:390:46:44

hour on the south coast. Parts of

south-west England and into Wales we

0:46:440:46:48

have the combination of heavy

snowfall as well as a biting

0:46:480:46:53

easterly winds. A very wintry day

ahead. A bit of a respite, less for

0:46:530:47:02

these south of Wales and Northern

Ireland. More snowfall to come in

0:47:020:47:07

Wales, southern England and Northern

Ireland will stop further north the

0:47:070:47:11

snow showers are blowing in on the

easterly wind. If we look at top

0:47:110:47:18

temperatures this afternoon, they

will probably be a degree or so

0:47:180:47:21

either side of freezing. In the

wind-chill and the cold easterly

0:47:210:47:26

wind it will feel around -4-macro

2-9d for many. Into the evening, the

0:47:260:47:32

band of snow in South heads further

north. -- -4 to -9 for many. We will

0:47:320:47:43

continue to see snow showers pushing

in on the easterly wind in North

0:47:430:47:48

East England and east of Scotland as

well. The snowfall not quite as

0:47:480:47:52

heavy as we have seen. A further

accumulation of several centimetres

0:47:520:47:57

as well as icy conditions.

Temperatures overnight plummeting

0:47:570:48:00

below freezing. How is the weekend

shaping up? Cold weather in the

0:48:000:48:10

north. Further south things will

turn milder and there is an ongoing

0:48:100:48:15

risk of snow at times as well. On

Saturday morning we will have lying

0:48:150:48:21

snow and icy conditions. More snow

in the north of England. Further

0:48:210:48:25

south glad things are looking a

little bit quieter and not quite as

0:48:250:48:30

cold as they have been. Temperatures

up to 4-7d. The snow showers will

0:48:300:48:39

turn back to sleep and rain showers.

-- sleet. There could be freezing

0:48:390:48:47

rain in the south which could be

difficult as they fall on to frozen

0:48:470:48:52

surfaces. Rain showers likely

further south at times. There will

0:48:520:48:59

be some drier weather in between the

showers. The wind-chill not so

0:48:590:49:03

severe as we head through the

weekend. We're back the rights died

0:49:030:49:07

of freezing across the country.

Thank you very much.

0:49:070:49:16

We will keep you updated with the

latest about the weather.

0:49:160:49:28

If you cannot get to work, what are

your reasons for not getting to

0:49:280:49:34

work. Should you still get paid?

The

advice has been to stay at home and

0:49:340:49:41

not travel unless absolutely

necessary. The emergency services

0:49:410:49:44

have been out in force helping

stranded drivers will stop there

0:49:440:49:50

have been determined delivery

drivers who have an unusual way of

0:49:500:49:54

getting around. Have a look.

0:49:540:49:59

I am not quite sure if whatever he

is delivering stayed warm enough to

0:50:040:50:08

deliver it to the person who ordered

it. If you genuinely cannot make it

0:50:080:50:13

out of the house or usual bus or

train is cancelled, maybe your

0:50:130:50:18

child's School is closed and you

have to stay at home, what are your

0:50:180:50:21

rights?

0:50:210:50:27

John Palmer is from the workplace

advice service, Acas.

0:50:270:50:32

Let's break this down. The first one

I touched on was actually getting to

0:50:320:50:36

work. What are your rights if you

cannot get to work because of the

0:50:360:50:40

snow.

The most important thing is

you stay safe and do not take

0:50:400:50:47

unnecessary risks. Your health is

far more important. In terms of your

0:50:470:50:52

rights and there is no basic legal

right to get paid for work if you

0:50:520:50:55

cannot get in full stop there is

something you need to arrange for

0:50:550:50:59

yourself if you can reasonably do

it. If your employer provides

0:50:590:51:04

transport and they cannot provide it

for weather related reasons or you

0:51:040:51:07

have special arrangements and your

employer is able to offer something

0:51:070:51:11

discretionary, it could be that you

would get

0:51:110:51:19

would get paid there are alternative

ways of working like home-working

0:51:220:51:25

meaning you can get paid as well.

The trick is to have a conversation

0:51:250:51:27

with your boss beforehand? It is

essential for your employer to know

0:51:270:51:29

where you are if nothing else.

If

you get to work and it is cold when

0:51:290:51:34

you get there, there are rules

stating if it is too cold you do not

0:51:340:51:40

need to work.

There are no

particular set minimum temperatures

0:51:400:51:45

but your employer has a health and

safety duty to make sure you're able

0:51:450:51:50

to work safely. That means, do they

need to provide you with warm gear

0:51:500:51:55

to work with machinery and things

like that?

That is assuming your

0:51:550:52:00

workplace is open. What about if it

is closed entirely? The boss has

0:52:000:52:05

said, we are going to lock up, stay

at home.

In most places where your

0:52:050:52:11

employer has closed up and said he

will not be able to come in no

0:52:110:52:14

matter what, if you're ready,

willing and able to work, you should

0:52:140:52:21

be paid for that time. Many

employers will have contingency

0:52:210:52:24

arrangements in place and you should

check what they are. I am in a

0:52:240:52:27

position where I can home work. It

might be there are other workplace

0:52:270:52:32

is closer to you then you would

normally go to, all those sorts of

0:52:320:52:36

options need thinking about.

One

thing that would have affected so

0:52:360:52:41

many parents is the number of

schools that are closed as a parent

0:52:410:52:45

maybe you can get to your child is

at home and you need to stay at

0:52:450:52:49

home.

This affects a lot of people.

Your children are your dependents.

0:52:490:52:57

Work provides full-time or for that

reason. It is about dealing

0:52:570:53:01

unexpected emergencies like

arranging unexpected childcare

0:53:010:53:06

rather than taking four days. Many

employers will choose to pay but it

0:53:060:53:16

is worth checking with your

contract. Even if it is not in

0:53:160:53:19

there, talk to your employer pulls

at these are exceptional

0:53:190:53:22

circumstances we are in. See if

there is a chance of looking after

0:53:220:53:27

your child and working at home at

the same time.

Really useful advice.

0:53:270:53:33

After seven o'clock I will talk

about your rights when it comes to

0:53:330:53:37

things like disruption on the trains

or flights being disruptive meaning

0:53:370:53:42

you cannot go on holiday. We will

talk about that.

0:53:420:53:48

Noise pollution from roads,

chemicals in the air we breathe

0:53:480:53:50

and light flooding our homes

at night are all having

0:53:500:53:53

a significant impact

on our health, according

0:53:530:53:55

to England's Chief Medical Officer.

0:53:550:53:56

Dame Sally Davies's your report

could lead the way cutting these

0:53:560:54:00

types of pollutants and the risk

they pose to as she joins us from

0:54:000:54:06

our London studio. Before that, I

want to talk to you about the

0:54:060:54:10

weather. We were hearing yesterday

that troops have been deployed to

0:54:100:54:14

take hospital workers to and from

their shifts last night what are you

0:54:140:54:19

hearing?

How bad is it? Difficulty

-- clearly it is difficult to get to

0:54:190:54:26

hospital. I worried about patients

who may have had falls and might

0:54:260:54:30

have damaged themselves.

Particularly the vulnerable patients

0:54:300:54:35

at home. Have they had enough

medication to last them through this

0:54:350:54:40

bell? If not can get a neighbour or

family member to make sure they have

0:54:400:54:45

got what they need. -- this spell.

This is unprecedented. There is

0:54:450:54:51

advice on the Public Health England

website. People should not drive

0:54:510:54:55

when it is unsafe because that will

cause accidents, will end up with

0:54:550:55:02

pressure on the NHS. It is our duty

to help the whole community stay

0:55:020:55:07

warm and hydrated and get medicines

that they need.

Let's come back to

0:55:070:55:11

pollution of the cocktail of

pollution you have described you say

0:55:110:55:15

there is a horrifying lack of

awareness. Air pollution might be

0:55:150:55:20

more obvious but what is the noise

and light pollution you are warning

0:55:200:55:25

people is so dangerous?

We do know

about air pollution that people are

0:55:250:55:29

not taking enough action yet because

we cannot see it. Most pollution is

0:55:290:55:34

localised. It is about getting local

authorities to use powers and work

0:55:340:55:39

with communities. Noise pollution is

very irritating, annoying, stops

0:55:390:55:45

sleep and impacts on mental health.

That is the biggest cause of

0:55:450:55:50

complaint to local authorities. That

is already an issue and may get

0:55:500:55:54

worse. We need decent soundproofing

and considerate neighbours. Light

0:55:540:56:00

soundproofing is something we are

becoming more aware of. We started

0:56:000:56:04

realising we could not see the stars

at night in urban areas. As more

0:56:040:56:09

blue light is used it can impact on

the brain

0:56:090:56:17

the brain puts you disturb your

sleep pattern. One of the things

0:56:180:56:20

that people are talking about and I

have highlighted is he really should

0:56:200:56:22

turn your screens of, your mobile

phones but when you go to bed, for

0:56:220:56:27

instance.

That is good advice. When

you wake in the morning and are

0:56:270:56:31

getting ready for work, they are not

thinking about air pollution or

0:56:310:56:35

light pollution were now going to

bed and the noise. They are

0:56:350:56:39

irritating but is it really that

serious when it comes to our health?

0:56:390:56:43

We know that breaches of the targets

for air pollution caused admissions

0:56:430:56:48

to hospital with asthma and heart

attacks. There is increasing

0:56:480:56:53

evidence that moderate levels of air

pollution and probably other

0:56:530:56:58

pollutants, personal and household

chemicals, as it were to contribute

0:56:580:57:03

to long-term conditions. That then

means it will contribute to our

0:57:030:57:09

illness, our admissions to hospital

and bring deaths forwards. That is

0:57:090:57:14

why we need to measure the data much

more. I don't want us to wake up in

0:57:140:57:21

ten, 20 years, and say, this is like

smoking or eating junk food if only

0:57:210:57:26

we had known this ten, 20 years ago

we would have done something about

0:57:260:57:30

it and now people are dying.

We will

have to leave it there.

0:57:300:57:40

Now it's time to get the very

latest on the situation

0:57:400:57:42

where you are from our BBC

teams across the UK.

0:57:421:01:02

Goodbye.

1:01:021:01:08

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Charlie Stayt and Tina Daheley.

1:01:081:01:13

The army has been called in to help

rescue drivers stuck

1:01:131:01:15

in snow and blizzards overnight -

hundreds are still stranded.

1:01:151:01:17

Police in Somerset

and Hampshire have

1:01:171:01:25

Troops, coastguard and search

1:01:251:01:26

and rescue teams have been working

through the night to clear roads.

1:01:261:01:31

The M6 to do is block near Rochdale.

And join us live on the A303 were

1:01:311:01:41

these drivers are still waiting for

news as to when they will be able to

1:01:411:01:44

move on.

1:01:441:01:47

Across the UK, the armed

forces are helping

1:01:471:01:52

essential NHS staff get to work.

1:01:521:01:54

Ten people are now thought to have

1:01:541:01:55

died in weather-related incidents

since the severe weather began

1:01:551:01:58

four days ago.

1:01:581:01:59

We live in the south-west. This was

the heart of the storm yesterday. We

1:01:591:02:05

have been out with care teams in the

rural community to see how they are

1:02:051:02:09

keeping elderly people safe and

warm.

1:02:091:02:11

Good morning. A blueprint for

Brexit. Theresa May will deliver a

1:02:251:02:29

long-awaited speech setting out our

plans for a future relationship with

1:02:291:02:32

the EU.

1:02:321:02:33

If you've been disrupted

by the snow this week -

1:02:331:02:36

on the roads, the railways

or at the airports -

1:02:361:02:38

are you entitled to compensation?

1:02:381:02:39

I'll explain all the rules on travel

disruption, just before 8.

1:02:391:02:42

In sport, it's snow

joke for Arsenal fans.

1:02:421:02:44

As the pressure builds on manager

Arsene Wenger, tens of thousands

1:02:441:02:47

give their side the cold shoulder

and miss the team's second

1:02:471:02:50

thrashing in a week

by Manchester City.

1:02:501:02:56

And Sarah has the big picture on the

weather. Good morning. We have at

1:02:561:03:01

least one more day of disruptive

weather. Today we are set to see

1:03:011:03:05

more heavy snowfall, ice, freezing

rain, combined with that biting

1:03:051:03:10

easterly wind before things turn

gradually milder through the

1:03:101:03:13

weekend. I'll bring you a full

forecast in about 15 minutes.

1:03:131:03:17

Good morning.

1:03:171:03:19

First, our main story.

1:03:191:03:20

Hundreds of motorists

are still trapped after spending

1:03:201:03:22

the night in cars in freezing cold

temperatures, stranded

1:03:221:03:24

because of the continuing

impact of heavy snowfall.

1:03:241:03:28

The Armed Forces are helping

to ensure essential NHS

1:03:281:03:30

staff can get to work.

1:03:301:03:34

They are also rescuing drivers.

1:03:341:03:39

A Met Office red 'danger to life'

warning covering south-west

1:03:391:03:41

England and south Wales has been

lifted, but amber and yellow

1:03:411:03:44

warnings remain in place for much

of the rest of the UK.

1:03:441:03:46

Ten people have died in weather

related incidents since the severe

1:03:461:03:49

conditions first hit on Tuesday.

1:03:491:03:50

There have been three

serious incidents affecting

1:03:501:03:52

major roads overnight.

1:03:521:03:53

The M62 in the north

of England is closed around

1:03:531:03:55

Saddleworth Moor and Rochdale,

where people are still stuck

1:03:551:03:58

in strong winds and snow.

1:03:581:04:01

Army, emergency services

and volunteers have

1:04:011:04:02

been working all night

to get people to safety.

1:04:021:04:05

In Hampshire, on the A31,

police declared a major incident

1:04:051:04:09

and brought in the Army

to help free the road.

1:04:091:04:11

Traffic on the eastbound

carriageway has finally begun

1:04:111:04:13

moving after it was closed

for nearly ten hours.

1:04:131:04:16

Hundreds of motorists

are still trapped in freezing

1:04:161:04:18

conditions in a major incident

on the A303 near Taunton.

1:04:181:04:25

Two BBC correspondents have

been trapped

1:04:251:04:27

in those closures overnight.

1:04:271:04:31

In a moment, we'll hear

from Duncan Kennedy who was

1:04:311:04:36

on the A31 in the New Forest,

but first Robert Hall sent us this

1:04:361:04:39

report from the A303 -

where he is still stranded.

1:04:391:04:42

With every mile,

the clouds came lower.

1:04:421:04:44

More snow swirled, and

the carriageway began to disappear.

1:04:441:04:49

By the time we reached

the hills of Wiltshire,

1:04:491:04:51

the blizzard had begun.

1:04:511:04:55

Very soon everything

ground to a halt.

1:04:551:04:56

Travelling tonight from east to west

is absolutely horrendous.

1:04:561:05:01

If I put the window down,

hopefully you can see that,

1:05:011:05:03

it is driving snow.

1:05:031:05:08

We probably have six

or seven inches here.

1:05:081:05:10

In front and behind, hundreds

of vehicles were going nowhere.

1:05:101:05:15

We hope to get to Taunton eventually

but at the moment it is not

1:05:151:05:18

looking very promising

and we could be stuck.

1:05:181:05:21

With lorries blocking half

the road, the snowploughs

1:05:211:05:23

struggled to clear a path.

1:05:231:05:31

Trying to get to an old people's

home to to get the heating on.

1:05:381:05:41

I've been stuck out here

since 3pm this afternoon.

1:05:411:05:43

Do you think you will get out?

1:05:431:05:45

Of course we will.

There is worse trouble at sea!

1:05:451:05:47

At the foot of the next hill,

delivery driver Mark Brown had

1:05:471:05:50

become a traffic marshal.

1:05:501:05:51

You seem to be taking

charge of this.

1:05:511:05:53

Well, somebody needs to.

1:05:531:05:55

Finally after six hours

the traffic began to crawl on,

1:05:551:05:57

but this was going to be

a very long night.

1:05:571:06:03

Robert Hall, BBC News,

Chicklade in Wiltshire.

1:06:031:06:05

This is one of the major routes

through the New Forest.

1:06:051:06:07

But last night hundreds of motorists

were trapped here for hours.

1:06:071:06:12

How long have you been here?

1:06:121:06:15

Um, I've been here about

eight and a half hours.

1:06:151:06:17

Eight and a half hours?

1:06:171:06:19

For six miles, the dual carriageway

became a snow-encrusted pavement.

1:06:191:06:23

What's that?

1:06:231:06:24

It's some overalls.

1:06:241:06:25

Brilliant.

1:06:251:06:26

That keeps it out a bit, doesn't it?

1:06:261:06:28

A little bit.

1:06:281:06:29

The wind dragged temperatures

down to minus ten.

1:06:291:06:32

How are you for supplies -

water, food, blankets?

1:06:321:06:35

I'm melting ice.

1:06:351:06:38

I'm melting snow to drink

because I've drank mine.

1:06:381:06:40

Everywhere we went people

shivered in their cars,

1:06:401:06:42

unaware of when they'd get out.

1:06:421:06:45

Many of these drivers will have

spent six, seven, eight,

1:06:451:06:48

nine hours stuck here on the A31

going absolutely nowhere.

1:06:481:06:53

Also lacking supplies of water,

food, blankets and fuel.

1:06:531:06:57

Some drivers went the wrong way down

the snow-covered verge to escape.

1:06:571:07:02

Others decided to walk.

1:07:021:07:07

I think it's gridlocked.

1:07:071:07:10

By late evening, police

declared a major incident,

1:07:101:07:14

which gave the order to bring

in heavy equipment.

1:07:141:07:19

It wasn't until early this morning,

ten hours after it started,

1:07:191:07:23

traffic began moving,

past abandoned vehicles in

1:07:231:07:25

the direction of warmth and safety.

1:07:251:07:29

Duncan Kennedy, BBC

News, on the A31.

1:07:291:07:36

We can speak to Robert Hall

now, who's been trapped

1:07:361:07:39

all night on the A303.

1:07:391:07:44

This is the first chance we have had

to see you in daylight and I can see

1:07:441:07:49

all the traffic trapped there. Tell

others what the situation is.

I

1:07:491:07:54

would estimate that we have close to

100 lorries and cars here. They

1:07:541:07:58

stretch for about one mile in front

of us. This blockage has been cause,

1:07:581:08:02

I'm told, although not officially,

by a greater that has got into

1:08:021:08:08

trouble and blocked the road ahead.

They have been trying to recover

1:08:081:08:11

that for several hours. And back

that way is the village of Chicklade

1:08:111:08:17

that you saw in that report, were, I

suppose, we are no more than two

1:08:171:08:23

miles from there and all of the cars

that got up that hill thinking,

1:08:231:08:27

great we're on our way, this is what

happened to them. It is the lack of

1:08:271:08:32

information, really, we don't know

what is happening. We have seen two

1:08:321:08:36

policemen in the last seven, eight

hours, very briefly down in

1:08:361:08:41

Chicklade. They are very stretched,

but people are pragmatic, but they

1:08:411:08:45

just want some information, some

sense that something is being done

1:08:451:08:49

or that there is a timetable, and

that just isn't happening at the

1:08:491:08:52

moment.

We are trying to find out

more information for you. What we do

1:08:521:09:00

know from Somerset police is that at

this stage they have not yet called

1:09:001:09:03

in the military. In some places,

they have. Right now we are trying

1:09:031:09:09

to find out more information to help

those people trapped. We will be

1:09:091:09:13

back with you a little later on.

Thank you very much.

1:09:131:09:20

In the last half and hour,

Electricity North West say 5000

1:09:201:09:23

properties are without power

because of the continuing

1:09:231:09:25

bad weather.

1:09:251:09:32

Our correspondent, Sian LLoyd's

outside Cardiff for us this morning.

1:09:321:09:37

How has it been for you overnight?

I'm standing beside what is one of

1:09:371:09:43

the busiest motorway interchanges on

the M4, and it is deserted this

1:09:431:09:48

morning with stranded cars behind

me. Last night we passed a lorry

1:09:481:09:52

stuck, cars sliding across the

carriageway. On a hill nearby cars

1:09:521:09:57

were stuck in the snow. We helped a

few of those get moving with the

1:09:571:10:01

help of other motorists. South Wales

Police have said they dealt with a

1:10:011:10:06

number of weather-related incidents

with drivers overnight. We were in

1:10:061:10:11

the red warning yesterday. That has

subsided, a few hours ago. Now we're

1:10:111:10:16

on an amber warning with a threat of

potentially more snow to come.

1:10:161:10:20

Yesterday over 1000 schools closed

in south Wales and we expect that to

1:10:201:10:26

continue. A number of hospital

appointments were cancelled this

1:10:261:10:30

morning. The big hospital in

Cardiff, and in Newport, is

1:10:301:10:34

appealing to start to try to get in

using 4x4s if they can but we know

1:10:341:10:44

that there is more disruption that.

Thank you, Sian Lloyd, just outside

1:10:441:10:48

Cardiff.

Chris Grayling, the

Transport Secretary is just outside

1:10:481:10:55

London's King's Cross station. We

are due to speak about Brexit but I

1:10:551:10:59

wonder if you can address some of

the issues that we are seeing this

1:10:591:11:02

morning, with a lot of people in

serious trouble. We have seen the

1:11:021:11:06

situation on the A303 and in

Rochdale near the end 62. Can you

1:11:061:11:13

give as your analysis of situation?

Is a very difficult situation in

1:11:131:11:18

many parts of the country. We have

teams from highways England, on some

1:11:181:11:23

places the Armed Forces are

providing support on the ground and

1:11:231:11:26

we will try to get motorists moving

as quickly as possible, and to get

1:11:261:11:30

railway lines reopened. IMac King's

Cross where many of the trees --

1:11:301:11:34

trains are still running but many

parts of these coast main line are

1:11:341:11:38

still not opening. Everyone at

Network Rail is trying to get those

1:11:381:11:41

routes opened as soon as we possibly

can.

Robert Hall who are stuck on

1:11:411:11:47

the A303 was saying there is no

information at this stage and people

1:11:471:11:50

are getting frustrated although they

are being patient and looking after

1:11:501:11:55

one another but they are not getting

enough information. The other

1:11:551:11:58

question is about bringing in the

military. When the situation is as

1:11:581:12:02

extreme as this, we understand Haven

and Somerset police have not yet

1:12:021:12:06

asked for help from the military.

Are you involved in that

1:12:061:12:12

decision-making process?

The offer

is there but it is down to the local

1:12:121:12:16

police to decide when they need that

help. We have said through highways

1:12:161:12:20

England and to the local police that

additional support can be provided

1:12:201:12:25

and defence ministries are on

stand-by to ask the forces whether

1:12:251:12:30

they can make a difference. And I

would like to pay tribute to those

1:12:301:12:33

members of the public who have been

using 4x4s to get health service

1:12:331:12:37

after work. I know that highways

England will try to get information

1:12:371:12:43

to people through their website and

through Twitter, but of course we

1:12:431:12:47

also had technical problems around

the country in many places getting

1:12:471:12:50

information out. Everywhere is doing

their best to get people the

1:12:501:12:54

information they need as quickly as

possible.

Turning our attention to

1:12:541:12:59

Brexit, Theresa May is coming up

with a 5-point plan. Can you give us

1:12:591:13:04

some insight into what she will be

saying today?

What she's going to be

1:13:041:13:08

doing is setting out how we believe

the future trading relationship and

1:13:081:13:15

economic relationship with the

European Union should work. She's

1:13:151:13:18

set out principles that underpin

those discussions, a commitment to

1:13:181:13:22

respect the result of the

referendum, to try to secure an

1:13:221:13:27

enduring deal, not to be revisiting

this again and again in the coming

1:13:271:13:31

years, a lasting agreement, that is

mindful of the needs of the country

1:13:311:13:35

to protect jobs and security and to

protect the union, that is very

1:13:351:13:39

important, as well, a commitment

from the government that the deal

1:13:391:13:42

that we do will protect the

integrity of the union of the United

1:13:421:13:48

Kingdom. There has been some

criticism about confused thinking,

1:13:481:13:51

that even amongst the cabinet there

is a great deal of contrary thought.

1:13:511:13:56

Is it true that in BTR were meeting

to work out what the Prime Minister

1:13:561:14:00

was going to say, -- that in the two

our meeting, that she change the

1:14:001:14:07

thinking and the words of the speech

because of complaints from Boris

1:14:071:14:12

Johnson and David Davis about

specific wording, is that true?

I

1:14:121:14:17

would be the wrong person to ask

because I was answering questions in

1:14:171:14:22

the House of Commons and I had gone

through the detail of the speech

1:14:221:14:25

before that. We've had discussions

about what is the best approach. We

1:14:251:14:31

are not clones. Of course this has

been a discussion about what is

1:14:311:14:34

right for Britain, about how we

achieve the right balance between

1:14:341:14:38

the different views in the country

and that is what the government has

1:14:381:14:40

been working to do, and when people

see the Prime Minister's speech

1:14:401:14:45

today, they will think this is a

sensible approach, that reflects the

1:14:451:14:48

different concerns in the country,

that looks to protect jobs and

1:14:481:14:53

security relationships for the

future, looks to protect the union,

1:14:531:14:56

and I

1:14:561:15:01

and I hope can give something that

the whole country can rally behind

1:15:031:15:05

and say that this is a sensible

blueprint for the future for our

1:15:051:15:07

relationship with the European

Union.

.1 is about respecting the

1:15:071:15:09

referendum result, .2 is, whatever

conclusions they come to, we must

1:15:091:15:15

protect people'sjobs. Is it possible

those things might clash, and if

1:15:151:15:23

there are indications like there

were yesterday from the car

1:15:231:15:26

manufacturing industry, many jobs

could be lost as a result of Brexit,

1:15:261:15:31

there is a problem between

recognising those two things.

I

1:15:311:15:34

don't believe that's the case. I am

on my way, after being at King's

1:15:341:15:40

Cross, up to Humberside to help

Siemens launch a major investment,

1:15:401:15:44

the German company expanding

operations in the UK. Earlier this

1:15:441:15:47

week we saw Toyota committing to

build a new model in Derby so we are

1:15:471:15:53

seeing businesses commit to Britain

and what we are saying is that we

1:15:531:15:56

want to secure a deal that is good

for business in Britain but also

1:15:561:15:59

business in Europe because this is a

two-way process. We are the EU's

1:15:591:16:05

second biggest export market with

thousands of jobs across the EU

1:16:051:16:08

depending on British consumers. We

want those jobs to survive in the

1:16:081:16:12

same way that be what jobs in

Britain to survive. It's about

1:16:121:16:17

creating a constructive, sensible

trading relationship of the future,

1:16:171:16:19

protecting jobs across the whole of

Europe.

Chris Grayling, Transport

1:16:191:16:24

Secretary, thank you very much for

your time this morning.

1:16:241:16:33

Breaking news and hundreds of

1:16:341:16:39

Breaking news and hundreds of

1:16:391:16:44

the train has lost power and people

are tweeting on board so they are --

1:16:451:16:53

saying they are sitting in darkness.

That is a stranded train. A lot of

1:16:531:17:00

drivers are trapped in cars as well.

They will be wondering what the

1:17:001:17:04

weather will do next.

1:17:041:17:09

They will be wondering what the

weather will do next. Things will

1:17:091:17:13

certainly turn a bit milder through

the course of the weekend gradually.

1:17:131:17:19

It is Italy cold today, particularly

when the actor on the severe winter

1:17:191:17:24

chill. There is not only ice and

freezing rain but more snow in the

1:17:241:17:29

forecast was we have had a lot of

snow in the last few days. We have

1:17:291:17:34

over 50 centimetres in south Wales.

In Wattisham in Suffolk, 18

1:17:341:17:39

centimetres. We still have this cold

easterly winds bringing in a bitter

1:17:391:17:45

end mass from Siberia, particularly

across the north of the country.

1:17:451:17:50

Further south things are turning

left cold in the southerly breeze

1:17:501:17:54

down to the fact that the remnants

of storm Emma are heading into the

1:17:541:17:59

South and bumping into the cold air.

We have amber warnings for the East

1:17:591:18:04

of Scotland and down towards

north-east England and the South

1:18:041:18:07

eastern parts of Northern Ireland as

well. Further south, south Wales and

1:18:071:18:12

Southern and South West England

there are warning for heavy snow in

1:18:121:18:15

combination with the strong wind

will stop we could see another five

1:18:151:18:21

to ten centimetres of snow with 20

centimetres on the hills. Let's have

1:18:211:18:25

a look at how today is shaping up.

The snow is not as heavy. Later this

1:18:251:18:32

afternoon the next band more

persistent heavy snow works in from

1:18:321:18:36

the south. In northern England and

eastern Scotland we will see several

1:18:361:18:44

centimetres more accumulating.

Temperatures are a degree or two

1:18:441:18:48

either side of freezing. When you

factor in the cold wind it will feel

1:18:481:18:53

like minus nine degrees for some of

us. The really cold day once again.

1:18:531:19:03

Further south, this band of snow

drifts northwards across England and

1:19:031:19:07

Wales. It will fizzle out a bit but

we could see several centimetres of

1:19:071:19:12

snow accumulating, five centimetres

of snow overnight. Temperatures

1:19:121:19:16

falling below freezing for many of

us. Another icy start on Saturday.

1:19:161:19:21

It is still looking wintry. Turning

left cold from the south but still

1:19:211:19:28

the risk of snow and ice through the

weekend. I see on Saturday morning.

1:19:281:19:35

Saturday we have this band of snow

drifting north. The snow not as

1:19:351:19:40

heavy as we have seen over recent

days. Further south the showers are

1:19:401:19:45

turning back to sleep or -- 's fleet

or freezing rain.

1:19:451:19:57

or freezing rain. Tempted back to

board to 7 degrees. -- temperatures

1:19:571:20:02

back to four 27 degrees. Further

south, some sunnier spells with rain

1:20:021:20:10

showers creeping into parts of

southern England and Wales. You will

1:20:101:20:15

notice that the wind is much less

strong on Sunday we are losing the

1:20:151:20:18

severe wind-chill as we move through

the course of the weekend. On Sunday

1:20:181:20:23

and it is the risk of further snow

the cumin rating in the North of

1:20:231:20:29

England and Scotland. Temperatures

around four five in the north and

1:20:291:20:34

could reach eight, nine in the

south. Eventually we will have mild

1:20:341:20:39

conditions on the way. To watch out

for more disruptive wintry weather.

1:20:391:20:45

Keep your eyes on the latest weather

forecast.

1:20:451:20:52

In the

1:20:521:20:53

past half an hour the Ministry of

Defence has confirmed the Army has

1:20:531:20:57

been called in to rescue drivers

trapped on the M62.

1:20:571:21:02

been called in to rescue drivers

trapped on the M62. Thank you for

1:21:021:21:07

speaking to us.

How are you? Fed up.

Really fed up. Can you tell us when

1:21:071:21:15

you set out yesterday in what has

happened since?

Started yesterday

1:21:151:21:20

work at

1:21:201:21:27

work at -- half past five. I got

stuck for three to seven hours. Got

1:21:271:21:32

told to turn round at Saddleworth

towards Manchester. I got so far and

1:21:321:21:41

it stopped about six, I think, and I

had been here ever since. I have

1:21:411:21:47

watched cars turn around and I have

been sat here all night.

How are you

1:21:471:21:54

staying warm? You are stuck in

freezing temperatures.

How are you?

1:21:541:22:01

I have kept the engine running but I

ran out of drink and food probably

1:22:011:22:06

around six, seven o'clock last

night. I have had nothing for the

1:22:061:22:11

last 12 hours. I saw a policeman

before asking how long it would be.

1:22:111:22:16

Saying they were waiting for the

wind to die down. Then they could

1:22:161:22:20

let the traffic through.

Have you

stayed in your car the whole time?

1:22:201:22:26

This morning I was hearing somebody

saying they could not open their car

1:22:261:22:30

door because it was that windy.

It

was really windy. At one point the

1:22:301:22:35

wind takes you off your feet. A

policeman said it was hitting over

1:22:351:22:40

100 miles an hour at some points.

We

are hearing that troops have now

1:22:401:22:48

been deployed and we have also heard

that volunteers are bringing hot

1:22:481:22:51

drink and food. You are saying you

have not had any information from

1:22:511:22:56

anyone.

In the last half an hour

there was a policeman walking down

1:22:561:23:00

the motorway. I said to him, how

long will it be? He said we are

1:23:001:23:05

waiting now for the highways to open

the road when it is open you can go.

1:23:051:23:11

There is no timing on this. It could

be dinner time or another 12 hours.

1:23:111:23:15

I have no idea. Take care. I hate

you get back soon. Simon mentioned

1:23:151:23:23

that volunteers.

1:23:231:23:25

I think we're going to speak to one

them now

1:23:251:23:34

in Milnrow, Rochdale.

1:23:371:23:41

tell swat has been happening?

We are

in the community centre at that

1:23:411:23:52

worth Hall.

What have you been

doing?

We are a group of volunteers

1:23:521:24:01

and we got the cars from the

roundabout yesterday evening. We

1:24:011:24:08

have been onto the motorway and done

our best to keep people fed and

1:24:081:24:11

watered until it got too dangerous

with the wind. We have got

1:24:111:24:22

Butterworth Hall and the church.

You

are taking food and drinks to people

1:24:221:24:29

stuck in the car 's quest at yes, we

were. How could you get to and fro?

1:24:291:24:36

If anybody knows the village, we can

get up a steep hill going up to the

1:24:361:24:46

motorway. People were ferrying food

up and down the hill. It was a bit

1:24:461:24:53

treacherous. We got to the cars and

we fed as many as we could before it

1:24:531:24:57

got too dangerous.

You mean you are

literally walking up and down the

1:24:571:25:03

slopes with the food and the drinks?

Yes, we were.

Are you were met by

1:25:031:25:10

some very people, won't you?

-- I

dare say you were met.

We were. I

1:25:101:25:21

mean, what have you been told? One

thing people are complaining about

1:25:211:25:25

is lack of information. What are you

hearing or seeing in terms of the

1:25:251:25:32

rescue operation?

I am very lucky.

Being a councillor, officers at

1:25:321:25:38

Rochdale Council have been keeping

us updated as best they could. We

1:25:381:25:42

have now just been told this morning

that the motorway will not open at

1:25:421:25:47

least before 12 o'clock today will

stop I tell you what, sometimes got

1:25:471:25:53

a hot of tea and a smiling face can

make a big difference, can't it?

1:25:531:25:59

People can come down to Butterworth

Hall any time and we are sat here

1:25:591:26:03

waiting for them.

Thank you for your

help in these difficult situations.

1:26:031:26:09

It is so nice when those stories,

about people trying to help each

1:26:091:26:13

other when things like this do

happen. Much more on the weather

1:26:131:26:17

throughout the programme. John

Maguire is in Devon with some of

1:26:171:26:21

those most affected. Look at it

behind you all stop very slowly and

1:26:211:26:26

very cold.

What is going on? Snowy

and cold. Absolutely right. This is

1:26:261:26:34

the eye of the storm yesterday. We

just outside to the ten. One thing I

1:26:341:26:40

wanted to say about the conditions,

it does look beautiful. There is a

1:26:401:26:45

crust on top of the ice which is

unpleasant. You would not want to go

1:26:451:26:50

sledging on it because of the

freezing temperatures. Look at that

1:26:501:26:54

exclamation up a piece of snow which

is frozen. Also eyes in the river.

1:26:541:27:01

-- look at that! We are certainly

not out of the woods yet. More from

1:27:011:27:06

us here in Devon right across the

1:27:061:30:35

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

1:30:431:30:47

Hundreds of motorists

are still trapped after spending

1:30:471:30:49

the night in cars in freezing cold

temperatures, stranded on motorways

1:30:491:30:52

because of heavy snowfall.

1:30:521:30:57

There are hundreds trapped on the

M62 to in the north-west and more on

1:30:571:31:03

two motorways in the South West. The

Armed Forces have been brought in to

1:31:031:31:07

assist with major incidents and help

get essential NHS staff to work. We

1:31:071:31:11

have heard that hundreds of train

passengers are stuck on a South

1:31:111:31:16

Western Railways train just outside

Christchurch, which broke down

1:31:161:31:20

before 1am, having left London just

after 5pm, and the train seems to

1:31:201:31:24

have lost power. There are some

tweets from those on board the train

1:31:241:31:32

saying that they are in darkness

with no food on board. The M62 do is

1:31:321:31:38

closed near Saddleworth Moor and

Rochdale. People are stuck in strong

1:31:381:31:43

winds and snow. Moving our attention

to the south, in Hampshire, on the a

1:31:431:31:50

31 police declared what is called a

major incident. The military was

1:31:501:31:55

brought in to help free the road. We

know that hundreds of motorists are

1:31:551:31:59

still trapped in freezing conditions

and we have seen some of the

1:31:591:32:02

pictures ourselves

1:32:021:32:08

pictures ourselves on the A303 near

Taunton. How are you for supplies,

1:32:081:32:13

water, food, blankets?

I am melting

ice because I have drunk mind.

We're

1:32:131:32:17

hoping to get a Taunton, but at the

moment it is not looking very

1:32:171:32:21

promising and we could be stuck.

Trying to get to an old peoples home

1:32:211:32:24

to get the heating on and I've been

stuck out here since 3pm.

Do you

1:32:241:32:29

think you're going to get out? Yes,

of course we will.

There is worse

1:32:291:32:34

trouble at sea.

How long have you

been here? About nine hours.

1:32:341:32:42

We can get the latest now

from our reporter Fiona Lamdin

1:32:421:32:45

who is in Somerset for us this

morning.

1:32:451:32:48

Lots of ice and snow around you, can

you tell is what the conditions are

1:32:481:32:52

like? You people pushing a car

behind you.

This has been going on

1:32:521:32:58

all evening. There is some team

spirit here. We're close to the M5,

1:32:581:33:03

we are literally seconds from it.

And yet nobody can move their car.

1:33:031:33:08

Everyone is helping each other

trying to get out this morning. I'm

1:33:081:33:12

going to introduce you to one of the

gentleman I have met who got stuck

1:33:121:33:15

last night. He only lives 18 miles

away. Well done for helping, John.

1:33:151:33:23

Just explain the problem you have

because you can't even get into the

1:33:231:33:27

back of your car.

I can't, it is

covered in a thick layer of ice, and

1:33:271:33:32

I have a spade in the back which I'm

trying to get to so that I can dig

1:33:321:33:36

the Carr out of the snow.

You had to

make an emergency stay the last

1:33:361:33:42

night.

I did. I was travelling from

County Durham to near Yeovil and got

1:33:421:33:47

to Taunton and could not get up the

hill out of Taunton. You are local,

1:33:471:33:52

have you ever seen it like this? I

have never seen snow like this.

It

1:33:521:33:58

is remarkable. Many people I spoke

to said that the M5 was like a white

1:33:581:34:02

ice Rink last night.

I came down the

M5, it was possible with care, I was

1:34:021:34:08

only doing about 30 miles an hour

and it was feasible to do that.

Are

1:34:081:34:12

you impressed with the team spirit?

They are doing a great job. I had a

1:34:121:34:18

wonderful breakfast. Somebody walked

in the 20 minutes to make breakfast,

1:34:181:34:21

so it has been really good.

How long

will it take you to get out?

If I

1:34:211:34:26

can get to the main road I should

get within about one mile of home

1:34:261:34:29

quite easily.

Thank you very much,

and stay safe. Everyone here has a

1:34:291:34:36

story, but at the moment, people are

very much stuck here.

That is the

1:34:361:34:42

key thing, a good breakfast to keep

your spirits up. We will have more

1:34:421:34:48

on the weather situation on how the

roads and railways are affected.

1:34:481:34:51

That will be coming up later on.

Other news, now.

1:34:511:34:55

Theresa May will today spell

out her vision for Britain's future

1:34:551:34:58

relationship with the EU

as she seeks to lay

1:34:581:35:00

the ground for the next phase

of Brexit negotiations.

1:35:001:35:02

In a keenly-awaited speech,

the Prime Minister will tell

1:35:021:35:04

Brussels she wants the 'deepest

and broadest possible trade

1:35:041:35:06

agreement' with the bloc

while calling on warring parties

1:35:061:35:08

in the UK to unite.

1:35:081:35:13

Water companies have been

accused by the Environment

1:35:131:35:18

Secretary, Michael Gove,

of exploiting their market power

1:35:181:35:19

and neglecting the environment.

1:35:191:35:21

He said too many of them had paid no

tax and hidden their earnings

1:35:211:35:24

in offshore accounts.

1:35:241:35:25

And he promised to back

the regulator Ofwat in tightening up

1:35:251:35:28

rules for the industry.

1:35:281:35:30

New research suggests

that there could be as many as

1:35:301:35:32

five different strains of diabetes.

1:35:321:35:34

Current medical diagnosis

is for type one or type two

1:35:341:35:36

of the blood sugar condition.

1:35:361:35:37

Scientists in Scandinavia

believe their findings,

1:35:371:35:40

based on a study of 15,000 patients,

shows how different

1:35:401:35:43

causes, risks and complications can

respond to different treatments.

1:35:431:35:49

The condition currently affects one

in every 11 adults, worldwide.

1:35:491:35:54

Now the latest sports news.

1:35:541:36:01

We will take our eyes off of the

weather, sort of. Sporting events

1:36:011:36:09

have been affected, including the

darts in Exeter, the roads around

1:36:091:36:14

were treacherous for fans and

players to get to. And the ski and

1:36:141:36:20

snowboard Cross Championships at

Glenshee in Scotland, the roads

1:36:201:36:25

around are blocked and spectators

and staff could not get there.

1:36:251:36:29

They got the game on at Arsenal last

night basically because of

1:36:291:36:33

old-fashioned people with shovels.

1:36:331:36:39

A sense of deja vu for the Arsenal

fans that did brave the weather.

1:36:391:36:42

Their team, put in another

poor performance,

1:36:421:36:44

which ended in their second 3-0

defeat to Manchester City in a week.

1:36:441:36:47

After City's third goal went

in, the sound of boos,

1:36:471:36:49

from the half-empty Arsenal stands

drowned out the City celebrations.

1:36:491:36:53

Former Arsenal great Martin Keown is

among those now calling for manager

1:36:531:36:59

Arsene Wenger to go.

As a player you

would be tapped on the shoulder by

1:36:591:37:04

Arsene Wenger and he said, look,

your time is up, you are too old.

1:37:041:37:08

When are you too old as a manager,

when is it gone? That is what we're

1:37:081:37:13

talking about. We are not seeing on

the pitch the magic he greeted the

1:37:131:37:17

past. It is gone. It is almost like

a boxer in the ring, one more fight,

1:37:171:37:23

and no one is throwing in the towel.

1:37:231:37:29

While one manager has perhaps

outstayed his welcome,

1:37:291:37:31

in the eyes of some fans,

Phil Neville made the perfect start

1:37:311:37:34

to his reign, in charge

of the England women's team.

1:37:341:37:36

His side thrashed France 4-1

in the SheBelieves Cup in Ohio.

1:37:361:37:39

And, after all the controversy

over his appointment,

1:37:391:37:41

it was good to get matters

on the pitch up and running.

1:37:411:37:44

He's been dubbed the next

Bradley Wiggins by one

1:37:441:37:46

of his own team-mates.

1:37:461:37:47

Teenager Ethan Hayter

helped Great Britain win gold

1:37:471:37:49

in the men's team pursuit

at the World Track Cycling

1:37:491:37:51

Championships in the Netherlands.

1:37:511:37:55

Beating the home nation

in the final were Hayter,

1:37:551:37:57

Charlie Tanfield, Kian Emadi,

and elder statesman Ed Clancy.

1:37:571:37:59

Decent.

1:37:591:38:05

I think he is the next

Wiggins, to be honest.

1:38:051:38:08

He is really that good.

1:38:081:38:10

He is good on the road,

good on track and arguably the

1:38:101:38:16

strongest guy in our team today

and what, 19 years old?

1:38:161:38:19

Laura Kenny said was shattered,

but loved every minute

1:38:191:38:21

of being back on the track,

after winning silver

1:38:211:38:23

in the women's team pursuit.

1:38:231:38:25

She said they couldn't help but feel

disappointed, with second place,

1:38:251:38:27

but the United States were just too

strong.

1:38:271:38:31

I am shattered. Normally I'm in bed

by this time with the little one. It

1:38:311:38:35

is like interval training in the

night-time!. I have loved every

1:38:351:38:40

minute of being back on the track.

1:38:401:38:48

And Laura Muir gave

Great Britain their first medal,

1:38:481:38:50

at the World Indoor Athletics

Championships.

1:38:501:38:53

She was stuck in a taxi

on the M6 for six hours.

1:38:531:38:56

It cost £1500!

1:38:561:38:57

And she gave Britain

the first medal.

1:38:571:38:59

She won bronze in Birmingham,

in the 3,000 metres -

1:38:591:39:01

that's her first podium

finish on the world stage.

1:39:011:39:03

Thankfully she made it in the end,

through the snow and ice. She might

1:39:031:39:11

have liked the chance to warm up.

Plenty of sporting fixtures will be

1:39:111:39:15

affected over the weekend. They will

see if they can get the

1:39:151:39:19

Middlesbrough against Leeds came on

tonight. Check them BBC sport

1:39:191:39:23

website for news before heading out

of the game.

1:39:231:39:30

The frail and elderly can become

even more vulnerable during the snow

1:39:301:39:32

and freezing temperatures.

1:39:321:39:34

But with snow drifts

and frozen roads, getting

1:39:341:39:35

to them is challenging.

1:39:351:39:39

Breakfast's John Maguire is in Devon

this morning looking

1:39:391:39:41

at how carers are managing.

1:39:411:39:44

It was beautiful where you are, but

how are people managing?

And just

1:39:441:39:51

outside Tiverton. It is freezing.

This freezing rain the Met Office

1:39:511:39:55

referred to yesterday is coming

down. When it settles on a hard

1:39:551:40:00

surface it is instantly frozen. Look

at this, there is a crust on top of

1:40:001:40:03

the snow. When you pick it up, it is

really hard and quite unpleasant,

1:40:031:40:11

really, in that cold, easterly wind

that Sarah has been talking about.

1:40:111:40:16

Very tough conditions, very

demanding conditions. I have only

1:40:161:40:19

seen one vehicle on the road, even

on the a roads there has hardly been

1:40:191:40:26

any traffic. That vehicle was going

round checking electricity supplies.

1:40:261:40:31

We joined residential care is in

Somerset yesterday as the storm was

1:40:311:40:35

starting to build to see how they

are keeping people in rural

1:40:351:40:39

communities safe and warm.

1:40:391:40:44

After her car skidded on ice

yesterday Kalla is taking no

1:40:501:40:54

chances. She's been driven to your

next appointment by her boss who has

1:40:541:40:59

hired 4x4s to ferry his staff around

to see the people they look after.

1:40:591:41:03

We make sure that there are

additional checks that the staff

1:41:031:41:06

perform when they are going out. We

make sure that their heating is

1:41:061:41:11

adjusted accordingly. We make sure

that they have got money on their

1:41:111:41:15

gas and electric meters, to make

sure that they are not going to get

1:41:151:41:19

into difficulty.

As the snowfall

increases and the temperatures drop

1:41:191:41:24

the roads become increasingly

hazardous. Meanwhile, Mervyn is at

1:41:241:41:31

the window awaiting the arrival of

Kalla.

If we could rewind a couple

1:41:311:41:37

of months we could have had a white

Christmas and brought you out

1:41:371:41:41

Christmas dinner.

This is a welfare

check. Kalla make sure that Mervyn

1:41:411:41:46

is warm, he has eaten and he has

enough food.

Wright, shopping, now,

1:41:461:41:50

what do we need?

He remembers the

days when freezing winters were not

1:41:501:41:55

such a rarity.

My eyes would be like

icicles, all the way across, like

1:41:551:42:01

white.

Conditions worsened and

progress between peoples homes might

1:42:011:42:07

have been slow, but the carers are

determined get through. It is their

1:42:071:42:12

safety that their clients I work

about -- worried about.

Lots of them

1:42:121:42:17

wanted to cancel their calls because

they are worried about as getting to

1:42:171:42:20

them but they need as here because

we need to check that they are all

1:42:201:42:26

right, warm, fed and safe. That is

one of our main priorities, so, we

1:42:261:42:29

need to be there.

The vulnerable

people who rely on care in The Red

1:42:291:42:37

Hands, for those people, people like

Kalla are a lifeline, a vital

1:42:371:42:42

service, whatever the weather. I'm

joined now by the Berry family.

How

1:42:421:42:54

did you get the? We came by car from

Tiverton town a single track. It was

1:42:541:43:00

pretty easy, really, just going

steady. My husband did pretty well.

1:43:001:43:03

I wouldn't have done it, but it was

good.

You probably need to know what

1:43:031:43:09

you are doing, Julian, in these

conditions.

And the boys at the date

1:43:091:43:14

you out? Yes, Charlie was brewing.

It was downhill most of the way, as

1:43:141:43:18

well.

You have got to keep the speed

down.

What does the weather

1:43:181:43:27

conditions like this bring out in

people, do you think?

It brings out

1:43:271:43:32

people working together. People have

taken heed of the warnings. On the

1:43:321:43:36

road here today I saw one car. As

long as you're sensible and you take

1:43:361:43:41

heed, we have got here, but we

waited until it was like and we

1:43:411:43:45

listen to radio Devon and they said

don't go out in the car and if you

1:43:451:43:49

do have to go, go steady. People are

working together and keeping an eye

1:43:491:43:54

out for elderly neighbours that they

have got. They have all stayed in

1:43:541:43:59

and what food in before, and they

are all ready to go.

We spoke on BBC

1:43:591:44:06

Breakfast about rural communities

and isolation and things like that.

1:44:061:44:10

This absolutely accentuates it.

Absolutely.

1:44:101:44:18

Absolutely. Here in Bickley it is a

rural community. I am from Tiverton,

1:44:181:44:23

but in your own little bit, keeping

an eye on somebody else, and if they

1:44:231:44:27

need help, you just have to be there

to help.

A lot of farmers get out,

1:44:271:44:32

perhaps there's not much you can

view on the land but you can go out

1:44:321:44:37

with tractors and pool cars out,

that sort of thing.

We have got

1:44:371:44:41

neighbours who have got a 4x4, and I

know that they would help.

At this

1:44:411:44:46

time of year, I would go out while

everyone is at home anyway, in ten

1:44:461:44:53

feet of snow they are driving around

quite happily anyway.

Can anyone

1:44:531:44:58

here remember 1963? Now. Thank you

very much for talking to us this

1:44:581:45:04

morning. This is the river Exe.

People believe that -- believed that

1:45:041:45:14

this bridge was the inspiration for

Bridge Over Troubled Water but then

1:45:141:45:20

Art Garfunkel said that Paul Simon

got the lyrics from a prayer book.

1:45:201:45:23

People say that they have never seen

ice at this place in the river Exe

1:45:231:45:28

before. It is cold at this place,

and we are not quite out of the

1:45:281:45:32

woods yet.

1:45:321:45:38

Very much our job the smaller with

trying to

1:45:381:45:41

Very much our job the smaller with

trying to keep you up to date with

1:45:411:45:42

the developments on the road. We

understand there has been a train

1:45:421:45:47

stuck on the tracks. It left London

at 5:45pm yesterday and many people

1:45:471:45:53

were trapped on that train and they

are still stuck this morning. We are

1:45:531:45:59

hoping to speak to passengers on

board that train. Passengers have

1:45:591:46:04

been stuck on the train overnight.

Quite a few people have been talking

1:46:041:46:09

about really strong winds in amongst

the very low temperatures.

1:46:091:46:12

Absolutely.

1:46:121:46:19

The wind chill is making it feel

like -9, -10. We have the ice,

1:46:191:46:28

freezing rain and more snow around

with the bitter winds. This was the

1:46:281:46:35

scene taken by one of our weather

watchers in Buxton. Similar up and

1:46:351:46:40

down the country. Another very cold

day with severe wind-chill and also

1:46:401:46:45

heavy snow for some of us. Not all

of us will see fresh snow during the

1:46:451:46:49

day. If we look at some of the snow

totals, more than 50 centimetres in

1:46:491:46:55

Saint Athan. What are shown in

Suffolk 18 centimetres. We still

1:46:551:47:06

have the beast from the East

bringing in chilly conditions from

1:47:061:47:11

Siberia. That is because we have the

remnants of storm Emma bumping into

1:47:111:47:16

the cold air which will bring us

more snow today. Let's look where we

1:47:161:47:22

have amber warnings in force across

parts of eastern Scotland,

1:47:221:47:26

north-east England and Northern

Ireland. We could see between five

1:47:261:47:30

and centimetres more. In Wales and

the south-west of England warnings

1:47:301:47:36

of heavy snow and strong winds. We

have got some really treacherous

1:47:361:47:43

conditions. If we look through the

day today, the snow is not as heavy

1:47:431:47:48

across Wales and southern England.

Later in the day we see the next

1:47:481:47:52

batch of heavy snow and freezing

rain possible which can be really

1:47:521:47:57

dangerous around the south coast.

Further north some wintry sunshine

1:47:571:48:00

but also heavy snow showers in the

north-east of England and eastern

1:48:001:48:04

Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Temperatures just a degree or two

1:48:041:48:08

either side of freezing. When you

add on the effect of the brisk,

1:48:081:48:13

eased to the wind, it will feel

arctic.

1:48:131:48:20

arctic. -- easterly wind. We will

continue to see this band of snow

1:48:201:48:24

pushing its way northwards across

England and Wales this evening and

1:48:241:48:28

overnight. It will fizzle out a

little of it reaches northern

1:48:281:48:32

England through the second half of

the night. Snow showers continue in

1:48:321:48:37

the North East of England and

Scotland. Lots of snow likely. A

1:48:371:48:44

cold and icy start to the weekend.

Through the weekend it was stake in

1:48:441:48:49

the north and less cold in the

south. Still the risk of further

1:48:491:48:55

snowfall. -- it will stay. We will

have cloud and snow in the

1:48:551:49:01

north-east of England which will

fizzle out. Elsewhere there are snow

1:49:011:49:06

showers in northern and eastern

parts of Scotland. Further south the

1:49:061:49:10

showers should turn to sleet and

rain in the south-west of England.

1:49:101:49:16

It will still be a few degrees above

freezing further north. There are

1:49:161:49:20

still snow showers by the time we

get to Sunday. Perhaps a few for

1:49:201:49:27

Northern Ireland. Also some rain and

sleet in the south-east of England.

1:49:271:49:32

You noticed the wind will not be as

strong by the time we get to Sunday.

1:49:321:49:38

-- you will notice. Eventually a

slight improvement but certainly

1:49:381:49:42

another day of disruptive weather

today.

1:49:421:49:48

Lots of

1:49:481:49:49

Lots of stories of travel disruption

coming in. Trains are delayed for

1:49:491:49:53

that we have been looking at chaos

on the roads and we have also

1:49:531:49:58

been looking at cancelled flights

and holiday plans.

The advice has

1:49:581:50:04

been not to travel unless strictly

necessary. What if you have flights

1:50:041:50:09

or holidays booked? Morning. I know

you have had a tough trip in. Let's

1:50:091:50:18

start first of all with flights and

holidays will do that has been a big

1:50:181:50:21

thing for many who cannot get to the

airport. Grey lives in Newcastle. He

1:50:211:50:27

booked a stay in Dorset. What about

when you have a holiday plans or

1:50:271:50:32

hotel, what are your rights?

There

are so many different elements.

1:50:321:50:39

Firstly is the flights. They have

the duty of care to look after you.

1:50:391:50:46

You can get refunds and alternate

flights will do it depends if you're

1:50:461:50:50

going on a quick, two day trip to

Paris or a long haul flight. If it

1:50:501:50:57

is a package holiday, a different

set of rights because it is a

1:50:571:51:00

package and therefore you deal with

the tour operator and they will

1:51:001:51:06

advise you, whether you want to read

book and go at a later time. -- look

1:51:061:51:13

again at a later time.

One of the

issues will be about the term and

1:51:131:51:21

conditions.

When the UK hotel does

the saver rate booking you take

1:51:211:51:29

chances will stop some operators and

organisations have been good enough

1:51:291:51:33

to work with consumers on finding

some solutions and a bit of

1:51:331:51:36

goodwill. You have to constantly

keep checking terms and conditions

1:51:361:51:41

for that this is where phones were

e-mails and printers are your

1:51:411:51:45

friends will stop get your details

together.

Someone from Cardiff

1:51:451:51:54

saying, is she covered by travel

insurance?

Banks may have additional

1:51:541:51:58

cover. Check with your bank if your

account applies to anything.

If you

1:51:581:52:06

are at home and hoping someone will

deliver a parcel it does not show up

1:52:061:52:10

but what are your rights question

what you might have taken a day off

1:52:101:52:14

work to wait for it.

Online

supermarket shopping and all major

1:52:141:52:18

operators are saying they will do

everything they can to get it to you

1:52:181:52:23

but they are not duty bound for that

you can cancel orders. Even if you

1:52:231:52:29

have booked next day delivery does

not mean you will get it may have

1:52:291:52:32

terms and conditions to protect

them. They have a 30 day window will

1:52:321:52:37

stop you can return the goods as

well.

Let's talk about events and

1:52:371:52:42

things you might be hoping to go to,

a concert or performance of some

1:52:421:52:45

sort and you cannot get there.

What

are your rights? Keep talking to the

1:52:451:52:52

operators and the promotion and

concert venues and understand if the

1:52:521:52:55

event is going ahead. If they can

get musician and bands that they

1:52:551:53:00

will see that all audience if the

show is going ahead should get a

1:53:001:53:03

reasonable chance. If you have

travel issues, we need to put safety

1:53:031:53:09

first. If you want to get going with

the application of goodwill, maybe

1:53:091:53:13

print out all the details of why you

cannot get their Chris Eves summer

1:53:131:53:17

will do something on another date.

They are not duty-bound to do that.

1:53:171:53:23

We know there is a lot of goodwill

as far as the emergency services.

1:53:231:53:29

Let's hope it applies to business as

well. Thank you for making the

1:53:291:53:34

effort to come in today. More from

me today about the gas shortages

1:53:341:53:39

which are no longer in force. We

will pick up on some of the issues

1:53:391:53:44

you are talking about to do with

transport, travel and conditions. As

1:53:441:53:48

we have been hearing, the weather

has been having a huge impact on

1:53:481:53:52

services across the UK. Earlier, the

Chief Medical Officer in England

1:53:521:53:57

said the current situation is

unprecedented.

This is

1:53:571:54:02

unprecedented. There is very good at

fries on the Public Health England

1:54:021:54:06

website and people should follow the

advice of not driving when it is

1:54:061:54:11

unsafe. -- very good advice will

stop that will end up with pressure

1:54:111:54:16

on the NHS. Clearly it is our duty

to help the whole community stay

1:54:161:54:21

warm, stay hydrated and get the

medicines they need.

As we have been

1:54:211:54:26

hearing this morning by hundreds of

passengers are stuck on a

1:54:261:54:30

south-western row a train just

outside Christchurch in Dorset. --

1:54:301:54:34

row weight-training. It left London

just after

1:54:341:54:42

just after five o'clock last night.

Tell us what is happening.

Good

1:54:421:54:47

morning. Thank you for connecting up

with us. We have been stuck on this

1:54:471:54:54

train now, reported after six

o'clock last night at Waterloo. We

1:54:541:54:57

had a good run down to Southampton.

After that it all went wrong. We

1:54:571:55:03

have been stuck on this train, stuck

in various locations, including new

1:55:031:55:10

Milton, Hinton Admiral and generally

through the New Forest. Currently

1:55:101:55:17

there are five carriages. Probably

about 50, 100 of us on this train

1:55:171:55:22

may be and we're stuck just outside

Christchurch. We have been stranded

1:55:221:55:28

here for probably five hours here.

Before that in various locations on

1:55:281:55:34

the edge of the New Forest. Very

little power and no heating and

1:55:341:55:39

everyone is pretty cold and

miserable.

Talk us through the

1:55:391:55:44

conditions. There is no power on the

train and it is only just daylight.

1:55:441:55:51

What is it like on board?

There have

been freezing temperatures overnight

1:55:511:55:58

on board. Still no power. We had no

light for a while. The facilities

1:55:581:56:06

are not usable, certainly not for

the ladies. Unfortunately, one hour

1:56:061:56:13

ago, the great guys from the Fire

and rescue brought us some fresh

1:56:131:56:17

drinking water.

Given the situation

you are in, how are people? Are

1:56:171:56:22

there people in genuine risk? It was

a busy train with lots of different

1:56:221:56:30

people on board.

Certainly. The

temperatures we had not everybody,

1:56:301:56:34

if they're working in offices

expected to get the train home, not

1:56:341:56:39

everyone has winter clothing with

them. Everyone is cold. Feeling the

1:56:391:56:44

effects of the cold at the moment.

We are all dressed up in hats, coats

1:56:441:56:49

and scarves. As I said to one of the

southern guys earlier, we are going

1:56:491:56:55

on a skiing trip.

We wish you well

and we will try to find some

1:56:551:57:00

information out for you about what

will happen. That is Rob Luther on

1:57:001:57:05

board the train and trapped for five

hours without moving. One of many

1:57:051:57:10

stories emerging this morning about

problems with the weather.

1:57:101:57:16

Now it

1:57:162:00:38

Hello, this is Breakfast, with

Charlie Stayt and Tina Daheley.

2:00:382:00:43

Hundreds of people are still

stranded in their cars as the army

2:00:432:00:46

is called in to help rescue drivers

stuck in snow and

2:00:462:00:48

blizzards overnight.

2:00:482:00:52

Police in Somerset and Hampshire

have declared major incidents -

2:00:522:00:56

the M62 motorway is blocked

near Rochdale, troops and emergency

2:00:562:00:59

services have been working

through the night to clear roads.

2:00:592:01:05

We are live on the A303. Hundreds of

vehicles here, too, stretching as

2:01:052:01:13

far as you can see behind me and

still no information about when

2:01:132:01:16

we'll be able to move on.

2:01:162:01:18

Across the UK, the Armed Forces

are helping essential

2:01:182:01:20

NHS staff get to work -

ten people are now thought to have

2:01:202:01:23

died in weather-related incidents

since the severe weather began

2:01:232:01:25

four days ago.

2:01:252:01:33

Hundreds of passengers are still

trapped on a train which has broken

2:01:362:01:39

down outside Christchurch in Dorset.

Here in the south-west, we are

2:01:392:01:47

looking at how rural communities are

coping with the extreme winter

2:01:472:01:51

conditions, in particular elderly

people, how they are being cared for

2:01:512:01:54

in their own homes -- here in the

south-west of England.

2:01:542:01:59

Good morning, it's

Friday the 2nd of March.

2:02:062:02:08

Also this morning...

2:02:082:02:15

A blueprint for Brexit, Theresa May

will deliver a long-awaited speech

2:02:152:02:19

setting out her plans for a future

relationship with the EU.

2:02:192:02:21

National Grid says there's no

danger of a gas shortage,

2:02:212:02:24

despite soaring demand

during the cold weather.

2:02:242:02:26

Within the last hour it's

lifted its warning but says it's

2:02:262:02:28

keeping a close eye on how

much we're using.

2:02:282:02:34

In sport, it's snow

joke for Arsenal fans.

2:02:342:02:36

As the pressure builds

on manager Arsene Wenger,

2:02:362:02:38

tens of thousands give their side

the cold shoulder and miss

2:02:382:02:40

the team's second thrashing in week,

by Manchester City.

2:02:402:02:48

And Sara has the weather.

Another day of disruptive weather

2:02:482:02:54

across many parts of the country.

Further 's no in the forecast and a

2:02:542:02:59

lot of ice around. With those strong

easterly winds the weather is a real

2:02:592:03:03

factor. -- there is further snow in

the weather. I will give you a full

2:03:032:03:09

update in around 15 minutes.

2:03:092:03:11

Good morning.

2:03:112:03:12

First, our main story.

2:03:122:03:13

Travellers across the country

are trapped after the bad weather

2:03:132:03:16

tightened its grip across the UK.

2:03:162:03:17

Hundreds of motorists are trapped

on the M62 in the north-west,

2:03:172:03:20

and hundreds more on two motorways

in southern England -

2:03:202:03:22

forcing them to spend the night in

cars in freezing cold temperatures.

2:03:222:03:25

The Armed Forces have been brought

in to assist with major incidents

2:03:252:03:28

and help get essential NHS

staff to work.

2:03:282:03:30

In the last hour, we've heard that

hundreds of train passengers

2:03:302:03:33

are stuck on a South Western

train outside Christchurch.

2:03:332:03:38

It broke down just before 1am -

it left London just after 5pm.

2:03:382:03:44

The train seems to have lost power.

2:03:442:03:47

Tweets from passengers on board say

they are sitting in darkness

2:03:472:03:49

with no food or water.

2:03:492:03:57

Amber and yellow warnings remain

in place for much of the UK.

2:04:022:04:05

Ten people have died in weather

related incidents since the severe

2:04:052:04:07

conditions first hit on Tuesday.

2:04:072:04:12

In Hampshire, on the A31,

Police declared a major incident

2:04:122:04:15

and brought in the army to help

free the road.

2:04:152:04:17

Hundreds of motorists

are still trapped in freezing

2:04:172:04:19

conditions in a major incident

on the A303 near Taunton.

2:04:192:04:24

In a moment we'll hear

from Duncan Kennedy who was

2:04:242:04:27

on the A31 in the New Forest,

but first Robert Hall sent us this

2:04:272:04:31

report from the A303 -

where he is still stranded.

2:04:312:04:33

With every mile,

the clouds came lower.

2:04:332:04:36

More snow swirled, and

the carriageway began to disappear.

2:04:362:04:40

By the time we reached

the hills of Wiltshire,

2:04:402:04:42

the blizzard had begun.

2:04:422:04:43

Very soon everything

ground to a halt.

2:04:432:04:47

Travelling tonight from east to west

is absolutely horrendous.

2:04:472:04:50

If I put the window down,

hopefully you can see that,

2:04:502:04:53

it is driving snow.

2:04:532:04:56

We probably have six

or seven inches here.

2:04:562:05:00

In front and behind, hundreds

of vehicles were going nowhere.

2:05:002:05:05

We hope to get to Taunton eventually

but at the moment it is not

2:05:052:05:08

looking very promising

and we could be stuck.

2:05:082:05:13

With lorries blocking half

the road, the snowploughs

2:05:132:05:15

struggled to clear a path.

2:05:152:05:18

Trying to get to an old people's

home to to get the heating on.

2:05:182:05:22

I've been stuck out here

since 3pm this afternoon.

2:05:222:05:25

Do you think you will get out?

2:05:252:05:28

Of course we will.

2:05:282:05:29

There is worse trouble at sea!

2:05:292:05:35

At the foot of the next hill,

delivery driver Mark Brown had

2:05:352:05:38

become a traffic marshal.

2:05:382:05:41

You seem to be taking

charge of this.

2:05:412:05:43

Well, somebody needs to.

2:05:432:05:45

Finally after six hours

the traffic began to crawl on,

2:05:452:05:49

but this was going to be

a very long night.

2:05:492:05:51

Robert Hall, BBC News,

Chicklade in Wiltshire.

2:05:512:05:57

This is one of the major routes

through the New Forest.

2:05:572:06:00

But last night hundreds of motorists

were trapped here for hours.

2:06:002:06:04

How long have you been here?

2:06:042:06:05

Um, I've been here about

eight and a half hours.

2:06:052:06:08

Eight and a half hours?

2:06:082:06:10

For six miles, the dual carriageway

became a snow-encrusted pavement.

2:06:102:06:14

What's that?

2:06:142:06:15

It's some overalls.

2:06:152:06:17

Brilliant.

2:06:172:06:18

That keeps it out a bit, doesn't it?

2:06:182:06:20

A little bit.

2:06:202:06:21

The wind dragged temperatures

down to minus ten.

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How are you for supplies -

water, food, blankets?

2:06:242:06:27

I'm melting ice.

2:06:272:06:29

I'm melting snow to drink

because I've drank mine.

2:06:292:06:31

Everywhere we went people

shivered in their cars,

2:06:312:06:33

unaware of when they'd get out.

2:06:332:06:37

Many of these drivers will have

spent six, seven, eight,

2:06:372:06:39

nine hours stuck here on the A31

going absolutely nowhere.

2:06:392:06:43

Also lacking supplies of water,

food, blankets and fuel.

2:06:432:06:48

Some drivers went the wrong way down

the snow-covered verge to escape.

2:06:482:06:54

Others decided to walk.

2:06:542:06:58

I think it's gridlocked.

2:06:582:07:02

By late evening, police

declared a major incident,

2:07:022:07:03

which gave the order to bring

in heavy equipment.

2:07:032:07:09

It wasn't until early this morning,

ten hours after it started,

2:07:092:07:14

traffic began moving past

abandoned vehicles in

2:07:142:07:15

the direction of warmth and safety.

2:07:152:07:21

Duncan Kennedy, BBC

News, on the A31.

2:07:212:07:26

We can speak to Robert Hall

now, who's been trapped

2:07:262:07:28

all night on the A303.

2:07:282:07:33

I feel for you, Rob. I really do.

What is it like at the moment?

2:07:342:07:40

Duncan managed to get home, I wish

we had. It is stationary. I suppose

2:07:402:07:46

it is about 13 hours since we first

hit a queue in a village called

2:07:462:07:50

chick laid which is behind you.

There is another village over this

2:07:502:07:54

next hill, and the hills are the

problem. We don't know what is

2:07:542:07:58

holding this up except that

somewhere on the downhill slope

2:07:582:08:01

something has happened. We are not

getting any information. There are

2:08:012:08:07

probably close to 100 cars and

lorries and services at the top of

2:08:072:08:11

the hill, people are making their

way to try to get hot drinks, I am

2:08:112:08:16

told that is running out and the

toilets are blocked. Not good news.

2:08:162:08:19

Some people like the chap in that

car have just abandoned their cars

2:08:192:08:23

and gone off to try to find

somebody... Perhaps trying to hook

2:08:232:08:28

up with some mates who can perhaps

take them somewhere. That is the

2:08:282:08:32

last option. But I had to say

2:08:322:08:39

last option. But I had to say that

the key thing is the lack of

2:08:392:08:41

information. We really do not know

when we will move for what the

2:08:412:08:44

problem is.

Thank you.

2:08:442:08:50

Police in the south-west of England

have been rescuing hundreds of

2:08:502:08:54

stranded motorists all night but are

calling on local residents to be

2:08:542:08:57

more selective with their decisions

to leave their homes. The region's

2:08:572:09:01

head of policing says please can we

have a more literal interpretation

2:09:012:09:05

of the word essential this morning.

There have been so many warnings

2:09:052:09:09

that this weather was coming.

Let's pick up on some of the

2:09:092:09:13

problems in the travel network with

John Donaldson at King's Cross

2:09:132:09:16

station in London. Good morning. The

emerging story on the trains, this

2:09:162:09:22

trait that left Waterloo at 5pm last

nights is trapped outside

2:09:222:09:29

Christchurch, just outside

Christchurch in Dorset is still as

2:09:292:09:32

we speak. There have been real

problems?

Terrible. It sounds like

2:09:322:09:38

people have been stuck on that train

since about 1am, that is when it

2:09:382:09:42

stopped moving. Only now are they

beginning to be rescued from bad

2:09:422:09:50

stranded situation. They have

obviously had an incredibly long,

2:09:502:09:54

difficult night. We have problems on

just about all of Britain's rail

2:09:542:09:59

networks for a fourth day. Just

about every network has some sort of

2:09:592:10:05

disruption. At King's Cross lots of

the trains are heading north, great

2:10:052:10:11

Northern, virgin, up towards

Scotland, Newcastle, York. Several

2:10:112:10:18

cancellations on the board. Flights

incredibly difficult again, more

2:10:182:10:22

than 4000 flights across Europe have

been cancelled since Tuesday. It is

2:10:222:10:28

not just Britain suffering these

freezing temperatures, meaning there

2:10:282:10:31

are huge backlogs of passengers that

will take days, I think, to shift.

2:10:312:10:37

All the airlines are saying get in

touch, do not set off for the

2:10:372:10:41

airport without checking that your

flight is going.

For the moment, Jon

2:10:412:10:46

Donnison at King's Cross, thank you.

2:10:462:10:50

In this cold snap we're

all turning the heatng up,

2:10:502:10:53

and that means we're burning

through a lot of gas.

2:10:532:10:55

Ben is looking at the situation.

There was possibly a slight sense of

2:10:552:11:00

alarm about this. Yesterday people

were saying gas supplies, what is

2:11:002:11:05

happening?

Contrary to what you

might read on to newspapers, there

2:11:052:11:08

is no shortage of gas. I have spoken

to National Grid, who look after it,

2:11:082:11:13

they have been talking about a gas

deficit warning which was introduced

2:11:132:11:16

yesterday for the first time in

eight years, suggesting demand was

2:11:162:11:20

exceeding supply. But it is not that

our gas at home might turn

2:11:202:11:29

our gas at home might turn off for

cooking or heating, it means

2:11:292:11:30

business might want to reduce what

its users, power stations, aluminium

2:11:302:11:33

plants, the heavy users will cut

back to provide more for homes.

2:11:332:11:36

Domestic users would be the last to

be cut off. I have spoken to

2:11:362:11:39

National Grid in the last hour who

said they later that morning at just

2:11:392:11:43

after 6am, they are very aware there

is enough gas, they are keeping a

2:11:432:11:47

close eye but they say there is

absolutely enough to go round. No

2:11:472:11:51

one should worry about being

disconnected. There is a little

2:11:512:11:56

concerned about price. They are

buying by gas for the next couple of

2:11:562:12:00

months, they buy it ahead of time.

Prices are about three times what

2:12:002:12:03

they normally are on the wholesale

market. There is a potential we

2:12:032:12:08

might see rises a little later down

the line. For now, prices will stay

2:12:082:12:13

where they are.

2:12:132:12:19

We will have more coverage, snow is

very much dominating the news this

2:12:202:12:24

morning, but there is the news.

2:12:242:12:29

-- there is other news.

2:12:292:12:31

Theresa May will today spell

out her vision for Britain's future

2:12:312:12:33

relationship with the EU

as she seeks to lay

2:12:332:12:35

the ground for the next phase

of Brexit negotiations.

2:12:352:12:37

In a keenly-awaited speech,

the Prime Minister will tell

2:12:372:12:40

Brussels she wants the "deepest

and broadest possible trade

2:12:402:12:42

agreement" with the bloc

while calling on warring parties

2:12:422:12:44

in the UK to unite.

2:12:442:12:45

Our political correspondent Eleanor

Garnier is in Westminster for us.

2:12:452:12:50

Theresa May, of course, had to

change the location of the speech

2:12:502:12:54

because of the bad weather. What are

we expecting, will we get the detail

2:12:542:12:58

and clarity everyone has called for?

The speeches now happening in London

2:12:582:13:03

because of all the bad weather. I

think Theresa May has two aims

2:13:032:13:07

setting up this speech. First of

all, she wants to give credibility

2:13:072:13:13

to the continent, those EU leaders

she is negotiating with, but also to

2:13:132:13:17

bring back some unity in the UK. We

are told she will set out five tests

2:13:172:13:24

for the negotiations that need to be

met for the final deal to protect

2:13:242:13:30

the economy, security and also the

country. So far Theresa May plasma

2:13:302:13:35

negotiating position has been

criticised for being vague and

2:13:352:13:39

unrealistic. -- Theresa May's and

negotiating position. I think there

2:13:392:13:43

will be more detail not just what

Theresa May wants but where she

2:13:432:13:47

might be prepared to compromise.

Ahead of the speech, Labour has

2:13:472:13:51

criticised the Government, accusing

it of being paralysed

2:13:512:14:00

it of being paralysed by its own

divisions. I think ministers are

2:14:002:14:01

very aware that because of the

hugely differing views inside the

2:14:012:14:04

Conservative Party Brexit it will be

impossible to please everyone. But

2:14:042:14:07

they hope today's speech will

represent a step forward, not just

2:14:072:14:10

in the UK but in Brussels, where

they want to nudge the talks to the

2:14:102:14:15

next stage, which is around trade.

Eleanor Garnier, thank you very

2:14:152:14:20

much.

2:14:202:14:24

We will have a chat with Sara about

the weather now. As people are

2:14:242:14:29

dealing with these conditions, it is

worth saying that one of the things

2:14:292:14:33

emerging is that those warnings...

This time yesterday morning we spoke

2:14:332:14:38

about the warnings in the

south-west, they have been spot-on

2:14:382:14:41

in terms of the scale of the

problems caused?

2:14:412:14:45

Absolutely. This has been forecast

for quite a while, this cold snap.

2:14:452:14:50

We have had some extremely heavy

snow, really treacherous conditions.

2:14:502:14:54

Something also in the forecast today

is freezing

2:14:542:14:56

Something also in the forecast today

is freezing rain. We have lots of

2:14:562:14:58

freezing rain across southern

counties of England. That is liquid

2:14:582:15:02

rain falling from the sky, but

falling into San Siro wow. It will

2:15:022:15:06

be freezing on impact with the

ground. -- falling into San Siro

2:15:062:15:11

air. This is how things are looking

in Buxton.

2:15:112:15:19

Severe wind chill making it feel and

minus degrees for many others. There

2:15:202:15:24

is more snow in the forecast as

well. If we look at some of the

2:15:242:15:29

lying snow already around the

country, a lot of places having ten

2:15:292:15:32

to 20 centimetres. We have had 50

centimetres of snow in South Wales

2:15:322:15:37

with more to come later today. This

brisk easterly wind is across

2:15:372:15:43

northern and eastern part of the

country. A southerly breeze

2:15:432:15:46

developing further south and that is

where we have a mild air working in

2:15:462:15:50

and the remnants of storm Amer. It

is on the south coast we have

2:15:502:15:55

freezing rain full round. Warning

still in force heavy snow across

2:15:552:16:02

eastern Scotland, north-east England

and parts of Northern Ireland.

2:16:022:16:06

Further south the amber warnings

have expired so we have a respite in

2:16:062:16:09

the weather further south across the

country. But keep an eye on the

2:16:092:16:12

warning is because later on in the

day we are sad to see more heavy

2:16:122:16:16

snow working into the south as that

threat of freezing rain as well. We

2:16:162:16:21

will see snow showers continuing for

the north-east of England, eastern

2:16:212:16:24

Scotland and another five to ten

centimetres widely and more than

2:16:242:16:27

that over the hills. Temperatures

this afternoon probably a degree or

2:16:272:16:32

so either side of freezing but when

you add the easterly wind, it will

2:16:322:16:37

feel like minus four, minus nine

degrees the many others in bitterly

2:16:372:16:43

cold again. Snow across southern

Wales and England later this evening

2:16:432:16:47

and that will shift northwards

through the Midlands and in two

2:16:472:16:50

parts of northern England. Easing a

little bit so not as heavy Wini

2:16:502:16:55

daily-macro hits part of northern

England. But the eastern Scotland

2:16:552:16:58

and we have the feed of heavy snow

showers coming from North Sea.

2:16:582:17:04

Temperatures down below freezing so

it will be an icy start to the

2:17:042:17:08

weekend. It is cold in the north

through the weekend but things will

2:17:082:17:12

turn milder further south. The risk

of a little bit more snow around.

2:17:122:17:16

During Saturday we have this band of

cloud is there which will push into

2:17:162:17:20

north-east England. Further snow

showers across eastern Scotland. The

2:17:202:17:25

snowfall not as heavy as we have

seen over recent days and there will

2:17:252:17:28

be rain showers heading into the

south-west, where temperatures will

2:17:282:17:31

be up to about four Celsius, seven

Celsius. During Sunday, still some

2:17:312:17:40

snow showers around across parts of

Scotland, northern England and

2:17:402:17:44

perhaps turning this elite. Further

south, rain showers heading in but

2:17:442:17:48

still the risk of icy conditions and

still a lot of lying snow around but

2:17:482:17:51

there will be dry weather

developing. If you have a look at

2:17:512:17:56

the temperatures on Sunday, not as

cold as they have been and we will

2:17:562:17:59

lose the bitter wind-chill that has

been with us for much of this week.

2:17:592:18:03

Gradually things are turning milder

at the weekend. Still some rain

2:18:032:18:09

showers, sleet and snow and of

course, very cold surfaces so watch

2:18:092:18:13

out for the ongoing risk of ice. But

today, another day of disruptive

2:18:132:18:19

weather ahead. Back to you both.

2:18:192:18:24

Lots of us have struggled to get

to work in the last few days -

2:18:242:18:28

but for some it is a matter

of life and death.

2:18:282:18:30

One nurse walked ten ten miles

to reach her work, whilst

2:18:302:18:33

South Central Ambulance Service has

appealed for drivers

2:18:332:18:35

with four by fours

2:18:352:18:36

to pick up nurses and drive them in.

2:18:362:18:38

But what pressure awaits them

when they reach hospital?

2:18:382:18:40

Dr Nick Scriven is President

for the Society of Acute Medicine

2:18:402:18:43

and is here with us.

2:18:432:18:48

You were meant to be with us here on

the sofa, but like lots of other

2:18:482:18:53

situations, that has been a problem.

What do you think of some of the

2:18:532:18:57

stresses and strains on the system

right now?

The biggest stress is the

2:18:572:19:02

staff at the moment, getting into

work. People are acting heroically

2:19:022:19:06

getting there and start sleeping in

hospitals overnight to make sure

2:19:062:19:09

they are there for the next day. The

strain on the south is the big

2:19:092:19:13

issue, it as well as getting

patients in and out of hospital. But

2:19:132:19:17

is where the 4x4 vehicles are coming

in useful.

What practical

2:19:172:19:24

arrangements could be in place or

are being put in place to make sure

2:19:242:19:28

there is enough staff in the NHS

system, in the right place?

I have

2:19:282:19:33

not heard of any central things

being done but lots of nurses,

2:19:332:19:37

doctors, NHS staff are working at

their utmost, getting into work,

2:19:372:19:45

staying in work. In Scotland,

examples of stuff going up buying

2:19:452:19:49

clothes and food for people to stay

in. As far as I know there has been

2:19:492:19:53

nothing sensually done to help this.

I know the south Central Ambulance

2:19:532:19:59

Service appealed to the public

saying, if you have a 4x4 vehicle,

2:19:592:20:04

you can help us out?

Yes, in this

part of the world, we often have

2:20:042:20:12

those vehicles being used to ferry

nurses around and get stuff in and

2:20:122:20:15

out but now the Ambulance Services

are needing it as well, especially

2:20:152:20:19

for people in rural areas to get

people to hospital.

Presumably, at

2:20:192:20:27

this time of year and the extreme

conditions, you will have anxieties

2:20:272:20:31

about the workload as well with the

freezing conditions, the elderly and

2:20:312:20:35

possibly people having accidents

because of the weather?

Most

2:20:352:20:39

definitely, we nail illness in the

elderly goes up when temperatures

2:20:392:20:43

drop below as little as 5 degrees.

There is stress on the

2:20:432:20:49

cardiovascular heart illness. In

these lower temperatures, it goes up

2:20:492:20:51

even more. Especially coming off the

back of ten weeks of this bad winter

2:20:512:20:58

we have been having already.

I know

you said earlier there isn't a

2:20:582:21:02

central line system for this, is it

something that should be in place?

2:21:022:21:07

Should there be some kind of

nationwide alert system, or does it

2:21:072:21:12

have to be local, do you think?

There can be some sort of national

2:21:122:21:18

alert, there is a national alert

system and I know the NHS went to

2:21:182:21:22

level three out of four on Monday.

I'm not sure if it went to the top

2:21:222:21:27

crisis level of alert, but lots of

local organisations should put in

2:21:272:21:31

winter plans to help staff and

patients. With everyone's local

2:21:312:21:37

geography being so different and

different conditions, it will be

2:21:372:21:40

down to the local hospitals to

organise themselves.

Doctor, thank

2:21:402:21:44

you for your time this morning, hope

you make it to wherever you need to

2:21:442:21:48

be today.

2:21:482:21:50

You can get more up-to-date

information on traffic,

2:21:502:21:53

transport and snow in your area

by tuning in to your

2:21:532:21:55

local BBC radio station.

2:21:552:22:00

Avon and Somerset Police this

morning are reiterating the

2:22:002:22:04

guidance, only essential journeys.

If you are in those hardest hit

2:22:042:22:09

areas, because there has been the

suggestion people have been

2:22:092:22:12

travelling when they don't need to.

So they are reiterating only

2:22:122:22:15

essential journeys.

2:22:152:22:19

The conditions this week have

been particularly harsh

2:22:192:22:21

for homeless people.

2:22:212:22:22

In some big cities, hundreds

of extra beds have been made

2:22:222:22:25

available in shelters,

hostels and churches.

2:22:252:22:26

But in other cities, services aren't

available and it means people

2:22:262:22:29

are still on the streets.

2:22:292:22:30

Our social affairs correspondent,

Michael Buchanan has spent the past

2:22:302:22:33

two nights with some of those

who are still outside.

2:22:332:22:35

It's bad enough being

homeless, but in this?

2:22:352:22:41

Staying warm, never easy,

has been almost impossible.

2:22:412:22:43

Some have turned to

alcohol, lots of it.

2:22:432:22:48

Well, I'm going to be helpful

if you're going to let me.

2:22:482:22:51

In big cities like London outreach

workers have been encouraging rough

2:22:512:22:54

sleepers to use emergency hostels,

an offer that some

2:22:542:22:56

have readily taken.

2:22:562:22:58

But in other towns support

is less available.

2:22:582:23:05

By the coast in Eastbourne

the increasing numbers of rough

2:23:052:23:07

sleepers have a particular enemy.

2:23:072:23:11

A biting wind has frozen

Kevin to his core.

2:23:112:23:15

Time passes slowly

when the temperature

2:23:152:23:17

feels like 12 below zero.

2:23:172:23:23

A warm drink donated does help,

but only for a short time.

2:23:232:23:28

I've been shivering for about three

weeks and if it weren't for people

2:23:282:23:32

coming along with blankets,

do you know what I mean,

2:23:322:23:34

I would be dead in a doorway.

2:23:342:23:37

What are you doing tonight?

2:23:372:23:37

Sleeping in a doorway.

2:23:372:23:40

Like I did last night

and the night before,

2:23:402:23:42

and four weeks before that.

2:23:422:23:45

There are few services for rough

sleepers in Eastbourne,

2:23:452:23:48

the town struggling to cope

with its rapidly rising

2:23:482:23:50

homeless population.

2:23:502:23:54

Part of the reason a town

like Eastbourne has a growing number

2:23:542:23:57

of rough sleepers is that homeless

people from elsewhere

2:23:572:23:59

in the UK have moved

here because the weather tends

2:23:592:24:02

to be warmer.

2:24:022:24:03

It hasn't been this week.

2:24:032:24:05

Local churches are

taking the strain.

2:24:052:24:08

Each evening throughout

winter a different parish

2:24:082:24:10

hosts a homeless shelter.

2:24:102:24:14

A welcome respite for

those that can make it.

2:24:142:24:18

Refugee in my own country, I am.

2:24:182:24:20

That's the best way

of explaining it.

2:24:202:24:22

A refugee in my own country.

2:24:222:24:25

The breakdown of his marriage has

met Graham has been homeless

2:24:252:24:28

for the past fortnight,

the first time he's ever

2:24:282:24:30

had to sleep outside.

2:24:302:24:34

There's lots of dangers that

you have to watch out for.

2:24:342:24:37

Like not making yourself sweat.

2:24:372:24:38

Things like that.

2:24:382:24:40

Because hyperthermia's

just around the corner.

2:24:402:24:41

Are you frightened?

2:24:412:24:42

Yeah, wouldn't you be?

2:24:422:24:44

I'm 56 years old.

2:24:442:24:46

I'm not a young man.

2:24:462:24:49

Not a young man at all.

2:24:492:24:53

I'm sorry, but I'm

finding it impossible.

2:24:532:25:01

He's no idea what he'll do when this

shelter closes on Monday.

2:25:012:25:08

For others, perhaps suffering

with psychiatric problems,

2:25:082:25:11

they prefer to remain outdoors,

prepared to dice daily

2:25:112:25:14

with nature's wrath.

2:25:142:25:18

Michael Buchanan,

BBC News, Eastbourne.

2:25:182:25:26

Really getting a sense of how

difficult it is for people. Let's

2:25:292:25:32

look at some of the images we have

available. This is Taunton. You can

2:25:322:25:38

see in the distance, this is the

link road to the M5. Someone walking

2:25:382:25:48

there, looks very dangerously. There

wasn't much traffic earlier on, but

2:25:482:25:54

some traffic moving now, as you can

see. And this is the picture in

2:25:542:26:01

Wales, just on the outskirts of

Cardiff this morning. The traffic is

2:26:012:26:06

slow-moving, but it is still moving.

Lots of disruption overnight. There

2:26:062:26:12

was a red weather warning in place.

That has changed to amber, as has

2:26:122:26:17

much of the UK. But things very

still slow-moving. The focus

2:26:172:26:22

yesterday was in Scotland. This is

the image over the city of Glasgow

2:26:222:26:27

this morning. We know there are

still severe conditions in Glasgow,

2:26:272:26:35

but our focus this morning more on

the traffic problems. We also know

2:26:352:26:38

there is this train in Dorset and it

was a train that left Waterloo in

2:26:382:26:45

the early evening yesterday and has

been trapped overnight with many

2:26:452:26:49

people on board. More details on Mac

coming up in the next few minutes.

2:26:492:26:53

Now it's time to get the very latest

from our BBC news teams

2:26:532:26:56

where you are waking up this

morning, we'll see you at 8.30.

2:26:562:30:16

turn a bit milder over the weekend.

2:30:162:30:18

I'm back with the latest

from the BBC London

2:30:182:30:19

Hello, this is Breakfast with

Charlie Stayt and Tina Daheley.

2:30:262:30:31

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

2:30:312:30:36

Travellers across the country

are trapped after the bad weather

2:30:362:30:38

tightened its grip across the UK.

2:30:382:30:40

Hundreds of motorists are trapped

on the M62 in the north west,

2:30:402:30:48

And soldiers from the Duke of

Lancaster's regiment based in

2:30:482:30:52

Blackpool have been drafted in to

help.

2:30:522:30:54

Blackpool have been

drafted in to help.

2:30:542:31:01

And hundreds more on two motorways

in southern England, forcing them

2:31:012:31:03

to spend the night in cars

in freezing cold temperatures.

2:31:032:31:06

The Armed Forces have been brought

in to assist with major incidents

2:31:062:31:09

and help get essential

NHS staff to work.

2:31:092:31:10

We've aslo heard this morning that

hundreds of train passengers

2:31:102:31:13

are stuck on a South Western railway

train outside Christchurch.

2:31:132:31:17

It broke down just before 1am -

it left London just after 5pm.

2:31:172:31:23

Tweets from passengers on board say

they are sitting in darkness

2:31:232:31:27

with no food or water.

2:31:272:31:32

There is no power on board the

train, so they have been struggling

2:31:322:31:37

with the cold. The Transport

Secretary Chris Grayling says the

2:31:372:31:40

government is doing all it can

2:31:402:31:41

it is a very difficult situation in

all parts of the country. In some

2:31:452:31:49

places the armed Forces are

providing support on the ground.

2:31:492:31:53

Everyone will do their best to get

motorists moving as quickly as

2:31:532:31:57

possible and to get railway lines

reopened. I am at King's Cross were

2:31:572:32:01

mainly the trains are running.

Obviously everyone on Network Rail

2:32:012:32:07

is working hard to get those routes

open as soon as we can.

2:32:072:32:16

Our correspondent is on the

outskirts this morning.

2:32:162:32:26

outskirts this morning.

The traffic

looks as though it is moving.

This

2:32:262:32:31

is the busiest interchange outside

Cardiff. There is some traffic

2:32:312:32:35

moving slowly this morning. We

haven't been here for a couple of

2:32:352:32:39

hours and this is the busiest it has

been. It normally would be

2:32:392:32:45

gridlocked. We have seen a car

slipping down the road behind us and

2:32:452:32:48

Lucky somebody was able to help them

get on their way. Conditions are

2:32:482:32:53

still very treacherous here this

morning and South Wales police say

2:32:532:32:57

they have been dealing with a lot of

weather-related incidents overnight.

2:32:572:33:02

Largely people have been heeding the

warning here, that you should only

2:33:022:33:06

travel if it is absolutely

essential. We know that across Wales

2:33:062:33:12

there have been huge problems with

snowdrifts and is currently some 14

2:33:122:33:17

roads are closed here. More than a

thousand schools will remain shut in

2:33:172:33:22

Wales today. Yesterday we had that

red extreme weather warning. That

2:33:222:33:27

went down to an amber warning this

morning. Currently now we are on a

2:33:272:33:32

yellow warning, which is a danger

for ice and potentially more snow to

2:33:322:33:37

come. The situation is changing, but

again people are being told to stay

2:33:372:33:44

inside and to stay warm. There is a

lot of disruption on the local rail

2:33:442:33:49

services as well, so people are

being told to check before they

2:33:492:33:54

travel. Hundreds of hospital

appointments have been cancelled. We

2:33:542:33:58

have seen on Twitter this morning

that the big hospitals here are

2:33:582:34:02

asking staff to get in if they can

if it is safe for them to do so and

2:34:022:34:07

4x4s have been going out to bring

staff into hospitals, but we know

2:34:072:34:11

there is more disruption ahead.

We

will keep you updated. More details

2:34:112:34:21

including the weather forecast with

Sarah in about ten minutes' time.

2:34:212:34:26

You can check with your BBC local

radio station where you are. But

2:34:262:34:31

there is other news.

2:34:312:34:33

Theresa May will today spell

out her vision for Britain's future

2:34:332:34:35

relationship with the EU

as she seeks to lay

2:34:352:34:38

the ground for the next phase

of Brexit negotiations.

2:34:382:34:40

In a keenly-awaited speech,

the Prime Minister will tell

2:34:402:34:42

Brussels she wants the 'deepest

and broadest possible trade

2:34:422:34:45

agreement' with the bloc

while calling on warring parties

2:34:452:34:48

in the UK to unite.

2:34:482:34:51

Water companies have been accused

by the Environment Secretary Michael

2:34:512:34:53

Gove of exploiting their market

power and neglecting

2:34:532:34:55

the environment.

2:34:552:34:59

He said too many of them had paid no

tax and hidden their earnings

2:34:592:35:01

in offshore accounts.

2:35:012:35:03

And he promised to back

the regulator Ofwat in tightening up

2:35:032:35:06

rules for the industry.

2:35:062:35:10

New research suggests

that there could be as many as five

2:35:102:35:12

different strains of diabetes.

2:35:122:35:14

Current medical diagnosis

is for type one or type two

2:35:142:35:17

of the blood sugar condition.

2:35:172:35:18

Scientists in Scandinavia

believe their findings,

2:35:182:35:20

based on a study of 15,000 patients,

shows how different causes,

2:35:202:35:24

risks and complications can respond

to different treatments.

2:35:242:35:28

The condition currently affects one

in every eleven adults worldwide.

2:35:282:35:36

Still to come on Breakfast this

morning: We'll be speaking

2:35:402:35:42

to our team of correspondents

who are out in the snow

2:35:422:35:46

to get the very latest

where you are this morning.

2:35:462:35:51

This is the picture in Taunton this

morning.

2:35:512:35:56

If the snow and ice have

caused problems for you,

2:35:562:35:59

we'll ask the team from Top Gear

for some driving tips.

2:35:592:36:01

They're here to talk

about the new series of TV's most

2:36:012:36:04

popular motor programme.

2:36:042:36:05

And it's the Oscars on Sunday,

we'll hear from the British

2:36:052:36:08

6-year-old who stars

in The Silent Child which is

2:36:082:36:10

nomimated for Best Short Film.

2:36:102:36:18

Time to get some sport and snow is

affecting everything, including

2:36:182:36:24

sporting fixtures.

Yes, check the BBC website for

2:36:242:36:26

cancellations. One match that went

ahead was the Arsenal versus

2:36:262:36:31

Manchester city game. You can see

flakes falling around Arsene Wenger

2:36:312:36:37

and he might have wished that it had

been called off. A lot of fans

2:36:372:36:42

stayed away and they might have been

glad that they did.

2:36:422:36:45

glad that they did.

2:36:452:36:46

A sense of deja vu for the Arsenal

fans that did brave the weather.

2:36:462:36:50

Their team put in another poor

performance, which ended

2:36:502:36:52

in their second 3-0 defeat

to Manchester City in a week.

2:36:522:36:55

After City's third goal went

in, the sound of boos

2:36:552:36:57

from the half-empty Arsenal stands

drowned out the City celebrations.

2:36:572:37:05

While one manager has outstayed his

welcome in the eyes of some fans,

2:37:062:37:10

Phil Neville made the perfect start

to his reign in charge of the

2:37:102:37:14

women's team.

2:37:142:37:17

His side thrashed France 4-1

in the SheBelieves Cup in Ohio,

2:37:172:37:20

and after all the controversy

over his appointment,

2:37:202:37:22

it was clearly good to get matters

on the pitch up and running.

2:37:222:37:26

I think bravery is the one word

I have used more than any other word

2:37:262:37:29

in the last three days and it's easy

saying it, but the hardest thing

2:37:292:37:33

is to do it and my players played

with massive courage today

2:37:332:37:35

against a side that,

you say what you want,

2:37:352:37:39

but we have been really bad

against them - One victory

2:37:392:37:41

in 47 I think it is.

2:37:412:37:43

Or two now.

2:37:432:37:46

He's been dubbed the next

Bradley Wiggins by one

2:37:462:37:48

of his own team-mates.

2:37:482:37:51

Teenager Ethan Hayter helped

Great Britain win gold

2:37:512:37:53

in the men's team pursuit

at the World Track Cycling

2:37:532:37:55

Championships in the Netherlands.

2:37:552:38:00

Laura Kenny's first race

since the Rio Olympics

2:38:002:38:02

ended in a silver medal

in the women's team pursuit.

2:38:022:38:04

She said they couldn't help but feel

disappointed with second place

2:38:042:38:07

behind the United States,

but she was really glad to be back.

2:38:072:38:10

I'm shattered, normally I'm in bed

by this time with the little one.

2:38:102:38:14

Exactly, it's like interval

training at night-time.

2:38:142:38:18

But, you know, I honestly have

loved every minute of

2:38:182:38:20

being back at the track.

2:38:202:38:26

Laura Muir was stuck

on the motorway for six hours,

2:38:262:38:29

on her way to the World Indoor

Athletics Championships

2:38:292:38:31

in Birmingham.

2:38:312:38:32

It cost her a £1,500 taxi fare!

2:38:322:38:38

But it was worth it, she got there

in the end.

2:38:382:38:42

But it was worth it,

she got there in the end.

2:38:422:38:44

But she won bronze

in the 3,000 metres.

2:38:442:38:45

That's her first medal on the world

stage and she said it almost meant

2:38:452:38:49

more than her European golds.

2:38:492:38:53

It was worth all that effort and

relief that she got at least. When

2:38:532:38:57

she got there she was competing in

doors.

2:38:572:39:02

Worth the journey. Absolutely. A lot

of fixtures have been called off,

2:39:022:39:07

including in doors, like the darts

in Exeter. The roads around there

2:39:072:39:12

are on red alert. Also surprisingly

at Glenshee in Scotland the Scottish

2:39:122:39:18

ski and snowboard Cross

Championships this weekend are off

2:39:182:39:20

because it is the roads around

Glenshee that are affected and that

2:39:202:39:24

is what the authorities are worried

about. We were talking a moment ago

2:39:242:39:31

about the transport problems and

Somerset is one of the areas badly

2:39:312:39:35

hit. We can speak to our Fiona who

is there for us this morning. There

2:39:352:39:43

are all sorts of problems. Good

morning.

Yes, we are a stone's throw

2:39:432:39:48

away from the M5. Obviously it is

completely quiet this morning and we

2:39:482:39:59

have literally flagged down this

tractor and Hugh is a local farmer.

2:39:592:40:04

You would not normally be doing

this. Tell us what you are doing.

I

2:40:042:40:09

got a Facebook message that my wife

put across to me saying that they

2:40:092:40:13

were looking for people to come in

as soon as possible, Musgrove Park

2:40:132:40:19

hospital. I thought they would

struggle to get in, having seen the

2:40:192:40:23

conditions last night, and I rang

the hospital asking if they wanted

2:40:232:40:28

help to transport people in. They

phoned me a couple of minutes later

2:40:282:40:31

with some names and this is my third

or fourth pick up today.

Good

2:40:312:40:35

morning, Lisa. How have you got to

the hospital if you had not had Hugh

2:40:352:40:44

here?

Not at all. I can't drive, so

I might not have gone in.

How many

2:40:442:40:50

miles is it?

Four miles, but bad

conditions.

This is very noble.

A

2:40:502:40:57

very nice way to get to work.

What

are you expecting when you get to

2:40:572:41:03

work today?

Busy as usual.

Have you

seen any other tractors? No. Tell me

2:41:032:41:13

what is going on here. There are

people rescuing somebody over there.

2:41:132:41:16

Do you know these people?

No, I

don't know who they are.

2:41:162:41:26

don't know who they are.

The

snowplough is spreading salt and it

2:41:262:41:28

is very busy. We must let you go to

the hospital. Quickly before we go,

2:41:282:41:33

I want to show you some people over

here. Just close the door. Round

2:41:332:41:40

here we have got Kieran. You got

stranded here last night. I have

2:41:402:41:48

just seen you chipping off your

windscreen.

We are a bit stuck in

2:41:482:41:56

the snow at the moment. We are going

to try to turn it around to see if

2:41:562:42:00

we don't get stuck again.

How was it

last night? Very bad, I left Newquay

2:42:002:42:06

and there was no snow and by the

time I got here it was very bad. I

2:42:062:42:10

got halfway up the hill and started

sliding backwards and thought it was

2:42:102:42:13

time to call it a night. The team

spirit is amazing. Liam has never

2:42:132:42:20

met Kieran before, but you are

helping him to free him up.

Why not?

2:42:202:42:25

I am heading off in a minute myself.

I just had some breakfast. The hill

2:42:252:42:31

is open again, but it is very bad

driving conditions.

You are trying

2:42:312:42:34

to get to Plymouth.

We are going to

make the day of it, even if it is 30

2:42:342:42:40

miles an hour. We will get there

eventually.

You have got an

2:42:402:42:45

85-year-old passenger with you.

Yes,

she has been fine. We have kept her

2:42:452:42:51

warm.

It is amazing the team spirit.

They have all been here clearing of

2:42:512:42:57

wipers, digging people out. The team

spirit is amazing. People are trying

2:42:572:43:02

to move, but the advice still is if

you do not have to, please do not.

2:43:022:43:08

Avon and Somerset police reiterating

the message that essential journeys

2:43:082:43:12

only. The other thing we want to

update you on this morning, you may

2:43:122:43:17

have heard about a train that has

been trapped. It left Waterloo last

2:43:172:43:24

night at around 5:45pm in the

evening. As we speak this morning it

2:43:242:43:28

is at a standstill since 1am this

morning. This is around Christchurch

2:43:282:43:36

in Dorset. This is a picture of some

of those trapped on board. They had

2:43:362:43:41

no power, it was dark and they got

very cold. We spoke to Robert, one

2:43:412:43:45

of the passengers on board, he said

they had been given some emergency

2:43:452:43:51

food and water. But they are still

trapped in Christchurch in Dorset.

2:43:512:43:57

We can top no to radio one's Greg

James. It was supposed to be a four

2:43:572:44:04

of his challenge to pedal to the

peaks but it had to be suspended

2:44:042:44:08

because of bad weather. He can join

us on the line at the moment. I am

2:44:082:44:13

so gutted for you. Tell us what

happened yesterday.

2:44:132:44:19

, Good morning everyone, I'm

stranded in Scotland, 20 miles from

2:44:192:44:24

Dumfries, trying to get back to

radio one the measure at four

2:44:242:44:27

o'clock. I was supposed to be

scaling Ben Nevis this morning. I'd

2:44:272:44:32

already done two mountains and

cycled 200 miles to get there. And

2:44:322:44:37

then suddenly two nights ago, as

you've seen on the news, the snow

2:44:372:44:42

has engulfed the country and it's

just too dangerous to go out so

2:44:422:44:46

unfortunately last night after

months of training and half £1

2:44:462:44:49

million raised and all the Radio 1

listeners and DJs behind the whole

2:44:492:44:53

thing we had to suspend it. It was

more safety than anything else. It

2:44:532:44:58

turned from a challenge which was

gruelling and physically demanding

2:44:582:45:03

into one that was potentially

life-threatening. That's when you

2:45:032:45:05

have to call us up to these things.

I think it was the first time ever

2:45:052:45:10

that Scotland had had a red weather

warning, and it was the first time I

2:45:102:45:15

decided to go up then Nevis! Julius

was a site that! Maybe not the best

2:45:152:45:20

idea.

It could not have been worse

timing, taking on this challenge in

2:45:202:45:25

a week where we have such severe

weather. We have climbed Snowdon,

2:45:252:45:30

cycled 40 miles, did your radio

show, cycled and other 95 miles,

2:45:302:45:33

scaled and the mountain, so it's

only at the end but you have raised

2:45:332:45:37

so much money for charity, how do

you feel about the whole week. I

2:45:372:45:41

know that you are gutted that you

had to stop, but reflecting on it?

2:45:412:45:46

I've had a good sleep and my daddy

's ear and has given me good words

2:45:462:45:49

of advice -- my dad is here. It

became more than a cycle ride and

2:45:492:45:57

climbing mountains because we talked

about the whole focus being on young

2:45:572:46:02

people's mental health. All week we

have had the most incredible stories

2:46:022:46:06

from listeners saying, I struggle

with things and I haven't had the

2:46:062:46:10

courage to say anything before. That

has been the best thing about this

2:46:102:46:13

week. We have made such an impact,

such a noise, by doing something

2:46:132:46:18

stupid in this weather that

listeners have responded and gone,

2:46:182:46:22

do you know what, this is great, no

one talks about this enough.

2:46:222:46:26

Particularly on radio one. It's such

a big platform to say these things

2:46:262:46:31

openly. I am so proud of the whole

team, DJs have said things on that

2:46:312:46:36

they have never said before. That is

progress and we have made a big

2:46:362:46:41

impact. Hopefully the conversation

will go on after this week. £560,000

2:46:412:46:47

and counting which is incredible.

Are incredibly heard of the whole

2:46:472:46:50

thing.

Amazing, right, I have seen

pictures of you looking tired. Do

2:46:502:46:57

you think you will continue at some

point and scale Ben Nevis?

I will

2:46:572:47:05

100% get up Ben Nevis. I was

determined. We are stranded hundred

2:47:052:47:10

and 70 miles to its south but we

will get that some point just to

2:47:102:47:15

complete it. Because I have to. We

came so far, cycled so far in that

2:47:152:47:19

snow and wind and all the rest that

we would love just to get back up

2:47:192:47:26

there. If people watching would like

to donate, we'd love you to, if you

2:47:262:47:32

text mining, Greg, 272205 that will

give 5p to sport relief. That will

2:47:322:47:37

make such a difference to educating

young people about mental health and

2:47:372:47:43

keeping awareness high an early age.

Just changing minds about it.

Thank

2:47:432:47:50

you so much for speaking to us this

morning. See you soon.

2:47:502:47:58

He does sound disappointed. The

weather is causing problems for

2:47:582:48:02

people. What's the forecast, Sarah?

2:48:022:48:07

weather is causing problems for

people. What's the forecast, Sarah?

2:48:072:48:11

Good morning, we are not out of the

woods just yet, this was the picture

2:48:112:48:16

in Fife this morning, about one foot

of snow there. We also have freezing

2:48:162:48:20

rain further south across the

country which is quite dangerous,

2:48:202:48:25

rain falling into freezing air so

that it just freezes on impact with

2:48:252:48:28

the ground. Slippery conditions,

cold with that severe wind chill and

2:48:282:48:34

some more snow around as well. If we

look at the recent depth of snow

2:48:342:48:39

already lying, we have up to 50

centimetres of parts of south Wales,

2:48:392:48:44

quite widely around that ten to 20

centimetres and we still have the

2:48:442:48:51

Beast From The East, importing and

Juliet amassed from Siberia,

2:48:512:48:54

particularly across the north of the

country. Further south things are

2:48:542:48:58

milder with the arrival of Storm

Emma. As this system meets the

2:48:582:49:04

bitterly cold and there will be more

snow and freezing rain. We have

2:49:042:49:08

amber warnings from the Met Office

across eastern Scotland, North East

2:49:082:49:13

England, in the South yellow weather

warnings for ice, snow and strong

2:49:132:49:17

winds as well. Heading through the

day more snowfall to come across

2:49:172:49:23

Wales, Southwest and southern

England, this band of more

2:49:232:49:26

persistent snow sweeps from the

south, some will be freezing rain

2:49:262:49:30

across the south coast, especially

dangerous ear. Heavy snow showers

2:49:302:49:36

were north east England, eastern

Scotland and some for Northern

2:49:362:49:40

Ireland, dry weather in between and

temperatures 1 degrees other side of

2:49:402:49:44

freezing. If you add the effect of

the wind-chill it will feel like -5

2:49:442:49:50

or minus nine degrees. A better day

today, strong winds blowing around

2:49:502:49:56

so blizzard conditions for a time,

then this band of cloud and snow

2:49:562:50:01

tracks further north through this

evening and tonight through the

2:50:012:50:06

Midlands in two parts of northern

England, Lincoln Geoffroy instance,

2:50:062:50:09

the North of England keeps scattered

snow showers, with temperatures

2:50:092:50:15

falling below freezing again tonight

we should see ice first thing

2:50:152:50:19

Saturday morning. The weekend is not

looking quite as cold, in the south

2:50:192:50:23

things turning a little milder,

still that cold wintry weather

2:50:232:50:26

across the North, still an ongoing

risk of more snow through the

2:50:262:50:30

weekend although not as heavy as the

snow we had in recent days. This is

2:50:302:50:38

Saturday, snow tracking across

northern and eastern England, some

2:50:382:50:41

snow again from parts of eastern

Scotland, elsewhere drier, although

2:50:412:50:45

in the south, showers of rain, sleet

and snow. Temperatures between four

2:50:452:50:50

and 7 degrees in the south-west.

Further north, that bit colder

2:50:502:50:55

particularly if you are stuck under

McLeod, temperatures will struggle

2:50:552:51:01

to get above freezing. On Sunday,

more sleet and snow particularly

2:51:012:51:06

over northern England, eastern

Scotland again, some rain showers

2:51:062:51:10

pushing into southern England

although there will be drier and

2:51:102:51:13

brighter weather in between these

showers. The wind is much less of a

2:51:132:51:18

feature by Sunday. Temperatures

between four and 9 degrees on

2:51:182:51:22

Sunday, and it will not feel as

bitterly cold as it has done because

2:51:222:51:27

we have lost that cold easterly wind

that has been of the country from

2:51:272:51:31

parts of the last week or so or so.

So gradually slightly milder weather

2:51:312:51:35

coming to the weekend although we

are not out of the woods, they would

2:51:352:51:38

be snowy and icy conditions. To

watch out for particularly

2:51:382:51:44

disruptive weather today, more snow

and ice and freezing rain in the

2:51:442:51:48

south as well. Back to Charlie and

Tina.

2:51:482:51:52

south as well. Back to Charlie and

Tina. We want! We've been talking

2:51:522:51:57

about all the disruption.

2:51:572:52:04

Alison Lamb works on her family's

farm in County Durham.

2:52:042:52:07

A very good morning to you.

2:52:072:52:15

What are the biggest challenges?

Good morning. Making sure all the

2:52:152:52:20

animals are safe, fed, watered and

comfortable. We started lamming at

2:52:202:52:25

the moment, fortunately we are in

the early stages, but all our

2:52:252:52:28

pregnant ewes due immediately are

inside in a shed, nice and one so

2:52:282:52:36

that if anything should be born they

are in a warm safe environment.

2:52:362:52:42

Getting water to the animals has

been challenging, these terrible

2:52:422:52:48

temperatures, really cold, severe

wind chill, a lot of water in the

2:52:482:52:53

buildings to freeze so we had to

take water to the animals to try to

2:52:532:52:57

thaw out pipes and things like that.

It certainly has been challenging.

2:52:572:53:02

This is meant you had to stay at

during the night to check on the

2:53:022:53:09

animals, to check on the babies. If

you did not do that, what would

2:53:092:53:12

happen?

If we didn't do it, it is my

husband who does the lion's share of

2:53:122:53:19

that...

We will give him credit

then!

Better had! If they were not

2:53:192:53:27

safe inside in these really cold

temperatures they would become

2:53:272:53:31

hypothermic and possibly die

quickly.

So you need to see them

2:53:312:53:36

very soon after they are born. And

in terms of looking after the

2:53:362:53:42

animals, and being lambing season,

this is something you plan way in

2:53:422:53:45

advance, it is not like you can

delay it.

Not really! It doesn't

2:53:452:53:51

work that way! If we had a crystal

ball in October and could see that

2:53:512:53:55

the weather would be like this, at

this time, maybe we'd have changed

2:53:552:53:59

our plans. But once the tups are out

with the use nature takes its course

2:53:592:54:09

and the little ones will arrive

weeks later.

You have to get up

2:54:092:54:14

early, your husband is working

through the nice looking after these

2:54:142:54:16

animals. What keeps you going? --

working through the night.

It is

2:54:162:54:22

just the way of life really. My

husband is a third generation farmer

2:54:222:54:28

on this farm, it is just how life

is, this is lambing time, you don't

2:54:282:54:33

question it, you just do it. The

animals need you so you must be

2:54:332:54:37

there. At the end of the day they

are your livelihood. You have to

2:54:372:54:41

look after them and give them the

best care that you can. You just get

2:54:412:54:46

on with it.

Allison, thank your for

speaking to us this morning.

2:54:462:54:54

speaking to us this morning. It's

eight 54. We'll be talking to the

2:54:572:55:00

two Tongwynlais presenters, Chris

and Rory now. Good morning. How's

2:55:002:55:05

the weather?

Chris came up in a

powerful four by four, I braved it

2:55:052:55:10

on the trains. Two different

approaches but we got here in the

2:55:102:55:14

end.

In the clip that we showed

earlier, you were in the snow

2:55:142:55:18

somewhere, for the series, where was

that?

The previous series, that was

2:55:182:55:24

myself and Matt LeBlanc in

California, using a Lamborghini and

2:55:242:55:29

a Porsche 911 zero in a ski resort,

as you do!

Had you know you could

2:55:292:55:35

have done the filming in Somerset.

Left Bristol yesterday and it wasn't

2:55:352:55:43

far of that, and the car that he

referred to was a range Rover, not

2:55:432:55:47

that powerful, but it got me here.

You have the best job in the world,

2:55:472:55:52

you go to exciting locations and

drive expensive fast cars and have a

2:55:522:55:55

laugh with each other. Is that how

it feels?

Absolutely, that's the way

2:55:552:56:00

you sum it up. Everyone's dreams

job. Most people fantasise about

2:56:002:56:06

hopping into expensive machinery and

going fast and we get to do it on a

2:56:062:56:11

daily basis.

You are not topping our

salary negotiations!

It's a tough

2:56:112:56:17

gig! The bar is set high in terms of

the stands that you plan and the

2:56:172:56:21

films you should. I think we can get

a sense of it now. Let's have a

2:56:212:56:25

look.

2:56:252:56:28

This might be the time to tell you I

don't like flying. Especially when

2:56:282:56:33

the important bits seem to have come

from a camping shop. Anything else I

2:56:332:56:39

should know?

In case of emergency

your exits are here and here.

I'm

2:56:392:56:44

not sure about this!

2:56:442:56:50

not sure about this! But Big Stu

was.

2:56:532:56:58

Chris, you were just saying that you

are not keen on flying anyway.

I

2:57:122:57:17

like being land-based, Top Gear is

mostly land-based and they asked me

2:57:172:57:20

if I would go up in this flying car.

I said yes. The aerodynamics of this

2:57:202:57:27

parish and I are coming down, every

time you turn, the thing drops in

2:57:272:57:35

altitude. He has to gas it hard to

keep it stable. An amazing

2:57:352:57:39

experience and not one that I want

to repeat!

Can I talk to you about

2:57:392:57:46

the C word, chemistry. It has been a

roller-coaster for Top Gear. What

2:57:462:57:51

has been like you, you are having a

great time, doing what he did anyway

2:57:512:57:55

but there is great pressure on you

to deliver and is gone from having

2:57:552:57:59

loads of presenters to just you two.

Do you feel that pressure?

I don't

2:57:592:58:03

think we do. I think a lot of people

have expectations about what the

2:58:032:58:08

presenters should be like on camera

and how they interact with each

2:58:082:58:11

other.

2:58:112:58:21

And their expectations of that kind

of lead them to expect something

2:58:242:58:26

from us. It takes time to know

people's characters. And we have had

2:58:262:58:29

the luxury of three seasons together

now, where we have developed a bond

2:58:292:58:32

and we know what makes the other

person laugh or what makes the other

2:58:322:58:34

person not appreciate a particular

direction of humour!

I have learned

2:58:342:58:37

to find Rory annoying. You can

over-think this! So rather than

2:58:372:58:39

think about chemistry and how you

create it, allow the producers to

2:58:392:58:43

put you in ridiculous situations in

far-flung places with great cars and

2:58:432:58:48

it will happen.

I'm fascinated by

the process. You have fantastic

2:58:482:58:53

budgets and go to amazing places and

it is filmed beautifully. It always

2:58:532:58:57

looks beautiful, that is the calling

card. At this production meetings

2:58:572:59:00

how many ideas get thrown out on the

basis that they are too crazy? I

2:59:002:59:06

have a vision of you sitting there

and someone says, how about...

I've

2:59:062:59:11

never seen one chant for being too

crazy. I have seen and junked for

2:59:112:59:16

being not crazy enough.

It is that

silly. In the first season we did,

2:59:162:59:21

the three of us with Matt we went to

Kazakhstan and watched a rocket fire

2:59:212:59:25

off. It's great, great ending to a

film when you watch a rocket to egg

2:59:252:59:32

rocket screaming away in front of

you. In this season Matt hopes to

2:59:322:59:37

land a spy craft using a dodgy car,

as you do. I would see we are airing

2:59:372:59:43

on the side of kicking out the ones

that aren't big enough.

And you go

2:59:432:59:49

looking for Bigfoot.

The flying car

thing was part of that film. Matthew

2:59:492:59:56

our steamed American colleague, has

he was on the existence of a covert!

2:59:563:00:02

-- our esteemed colleague. He has

views on the existence of Bigfoot.

3:00:023:00:12

What is that? It comes from Russia,

it was designed to access

3:00:123:00:15

inaccessible terrain because it will

take us for us where Bigfoot is.

It

3:00:153:00:26

looks like a Tonka toy. Where do we

get in?

Right here.

I've seen lots

3:00:263:00:34

of that film, if you are of a

certain age it is like Thunderbirds,

3:00:343:00:37

they will open the doors and

there'll be another extraordinary

3:00:373:00:40

bit of kit. What a weird little

machine.

3:00:403:00:47

Top gear is a personal thing for

those of us who have grown up with

3:00:473:00:52

it. It is about cars and what is

going on and it introduces you to

3:00:523:00:56

fast cars as well and it goes off on

crazy adventurers. Going to look for

3:00:563:01:04

Bigfoot and using a variety of crazy

off-road to us that is top of the

3:01:043:01:09

Mac gear nirvana. It is a great fun

film. It marks a bit of a departure

3:01:093:01:15

from what you expect and it is as

establishing our new Top of the Mac

3:01:153:01:23

gear.

Do you ever worry about your

safety?

Occasionally you find

3:01:233:01:28

yourself in situations where you

wonder if you will make it out

3:01:283:01:33

alive. In Utah we were making our

way up the switchbacks from the

3:01:333:01:37

canyon and you look down and see

other cars have gone off the edge,

3:01:373:01:41

whether they were deliberately

pushed off or whether they were car

3:01:413:01:46

wrecks below you and you are making

your way up in this super powered

3:01:463:01:50

sports car and you remind yourself

one wrong move and it could be the

3:01:503:01:53

end of year. The producers take the

view on whether there is a strong

3:01:533:01:57

likelihood of you making your way

out of that situation, and if there

3:01:573:02:01

is, you go for it.

Speed is so much

part of it. Who is the quicker

3:02:013:02:06

driver?

I love that I have to answer

this.

Speed is subjective. Time,

3:02:063:02:15

space, distance, it is all relative.

I think we should watch and be the

3:02:153:02:19

judge of that. It is all talking.

Safe journey home, however you are

3:02:193:02:27

travelling. Be careful. Love to see

you.

3:02:273:02:33

And the programme is on BBC Two at

eight o'clock this Sunday. It is

3:02:363:02:40

funny telling them to drive

funny telling them to drive

3:02:403:02:41

carefully.

3:02:413:04:14

funny telling them to drive

just 1 degrees. We are back at half

3:04:143:04:18

past one. Goodbye.

3:04:183:04:25

As we've heard this morning,

the bad weather has had a huge

3:04:253:04:31

impact on England's

highest motorway.

3:04:313:04:33

The M62 is closed from junction 20

3:04:333:04:34

to junction 24.

3:04:343:04:42

They are warning people should not

travel unless it is essential

3:04:453:04:50

because of continuing strong winds.

Volunteers have been working through

3:04:503:04:53

the night to provide food and

shelter for those stranded. Let's

3:04:533:04:57

speak to one of those involved,

Irene Davidson.

3:04:573:05:03

Good morning, tell us what is

happening where you are.

I am just

3:05:033:05:09

off junction 21. At the moment we

have got a very full building of

3:05:093:05:13

people coming in. They have or can

up and realised they cannot move

3:05:133:05:17

anywhere. We are giving them tea and

toast.

Is Butterworth Hall like a

3:05:173:05:25

village hall? What other facilities?

We have got a little community hall

3:05:253:05:30

in the centre of the village and we

have plenty of seats and chairs and

3:05:303:05:36

a kitchen where we can make cups of

tea and food and somewhere for them

3:05:363:05:40

to lie down and sleep.

You need to

explain to us the logistics of where

3:05:403:05:46

you are relative to those caught on

the M62. Initially you were taking

3:05:463:05:50

food and drink to those people in

their cars.

We are not far from the

3:05:503:05:58

junction, about 15 minutes from the

junction to walk. About five or ten

3:05:583:06:02

minutes in a car if the weather is

not bad. We trundled up towards the

3:06:023:06:08

motorway and climbed up the

embankment and did our utmost to

3:06:083:06:11

feed as many people and give them as

many drinks as we could until it

3:06:113:06:16

turned nasty and then we had to come

back into Butterworth Hall. Please

3:06:163:06:22

brought people down and diverted

them down to us and we have fared

3:06:223:06:26

well over 250 people because we have

had more coming in.

I dare say those

3:06:263:06:32

people who were trapped in their

cars, to have you and your

3:06:323:06:36

colleagues and friends knocking on

the window with a cup of tea or

3:06:363:06:39

something, they must have been

pleased to see you.

They were very

3:06:393:06:43

pleased indeed and they have been so

grateful. I have been getting some

3:06:433:06:47

lovely messages over my phone.

People have in sending me messages,

3:06:473:06:52

people I have never heard of before,

from all over the country. It is

3:06:523:06:57

good news for Rochdale.

On behalf of

all those people you have helped

3:06:573:07:03

this morning, thank you for all you

are doing this morning. Carry on

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your good work. I know the emergency

services are trying to sort out the

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situation. But as we speak there are

still a lot of problems in that

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area. Let's go to John Maguire near

Tiverton. It looks beautiful, but it

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has been causing serious problems,

this weather.

It absolutely has.

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Since about three o'clock yesterday

afternoon the snow did exactly what

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the Met Office told us it was going

to do. The storm came up through the

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south-west and we had that red

alert. You can see snow pretty much

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everywhere and not particularly

deep. There is a real crust to it, a

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solid crust on top, so very grim

conditions this morning. This is A

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road. I have seen a greater out this

morning, but very little traffic. I

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have seen two vehicles going around

checking the power supplies to local

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homes. In isolated, rural

communities like this, when the

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conditions fall and when the

temperatures go down and when there

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is snow, it makes it extremely

difficult for people to get around.

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But some are determined. Yesterday I

went out with some residential care

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workers in Somerset to see how they

were getting on.

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were getting on. You are trying to

break and you end up out in the

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junction.

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junction.

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After her car skidded

on ice yesterday Carla

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is taking no chances.

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She's been driven to her next

appointment by her boss who has

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hired 4x4s to ferry his staff around

to see the people they look after.

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We make sure that there

are additional checks that the staff

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perform when they are going out.

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We make sure that their heating

is adjusted accordingly.

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We make sure that they have

got money on their gas

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and electric meters,

to make sure that they are not

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going to get into difficulty.

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As the snowfall increases

and the temperatures drop, the roads

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become increasingly hazardous.

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Meanwhile, Mervyn is at the window

awaiting the arrival of Carla.

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If we could rewind a couple

of months we could have had a white

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Christmas and brought you out

Christmas dinner.

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This is a welfare check.

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Carla makes sure that Mervyn

is warm, he has eaten

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and he has enough food.

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Right, shopping, now,

what do we need?

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He remembers the days when freezing

winters were not such a rarity.

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My eyebrows would be like icicles,

all the way across, like white.

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Conditions worsened and progress

between people's homes

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might have been slow,

but the carers are

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determined get through.

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It is THEIR safety that

their clients are worried about.

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Lots of them wanted to cancel

their calls because they are worried

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about us getting to them

but they need us here

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because we need to check

that they are all right,

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warm, fed and safe.

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That is one of our main priorities,

so, we need to be there.

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For the vulnerable people who rely

on care in their own homes

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people like Carla are

a lifeline, a vital service,

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whatever the weather.

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My favourite bit of that report is

when Carla says some of the

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residence she looked after were

worried about her, incredible. We

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are joined by the Berry family, Ali,

Charles, Max and Julian. What have

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the condition been like for you?

We

knew it was coming, three o'clock,

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bang on when the storm started. We

got here this morning from Tiverton,

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a single track from Tiverton. But it

was OK. Julian drove well, I would

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not have done it.

That is the key

point. You need to know what you are

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doing because in snowy conditions if

it goes wrong, it goes horribly

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wrong. The official advice is not to

bother unless you have to.

It is

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just about driving for the

conditions. Take your time and you

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will get there in the end. Too many

people don't have the experience to

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handle these different conditions.

Maybe not the vehicles.

High gear,

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low revs.

A rural community,

isolated in many respects, we have

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talked about this on the programme.

How are people mucking in, how are

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they getting on?

Because everybody

knew it was coming, everybody pulls

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together incredibly well. This is

when the farmers in particular come

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into their own. They have got the

equipment to come out and help

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people when they need it. They have

got the tractors and the equipment.

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Everybody really works together.

They look out for people. That is

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what it is about, looking after

people in need.

Particularly where

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you have got vulnerable people and

elderly people, you have got to keep

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an eye on your neighbours.

Yes, you

have. We have got a few elderly

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neighbours, but they are ready and

they have got their stocks in. We

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have got our stocks in. You have got

to go for it and enjoy it. You have

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just got to...

Push on.

And local

volunteer groups like the WIA or

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farmers' groups, they all come into

their own, don't they?

They do and

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there are quite a few of those

around in our area. They are all on

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hand to help when help is needed.

Thank you very much, good to talk to

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you. Stay safe and stay warm. We

talk about the Dunkirk spirit but

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that sense of community that people

will look out for each other. The

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lady we were talking to an Rochdale

earlier on, that was fantastic to

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hear about that. Cups of tea, what

would we do without them. There are

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people having a terrible time stuck

overnight in trains, but where

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communities are able to help it is

vital that they are doing so and

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people are happy to do so and it is

the only way to get through when the

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conditions are as extreme as they

have been for the last few days.

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That is it from us. We will be back

from 6am tomorrow. Stay in touch

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with your

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