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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

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A former Russian double agent

is in critical condition

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after he was exposed to an unknown

substance in Salisbury.

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66-year-old Sergei Skripal

and a woman in her 30s were found

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unconscious on a bench on Sunday.

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Last night, police closed

a restaurant in the city

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as a precaution.

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Good morning, it is Tuesday 6 March.

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Also this morning:

Counting the calories.

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Health officials in England call

for portion sizes to be cut,

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as they say the public

need to go on a diet.

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Six-year-old Maisie was one

of the stars of the Oscars,

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but we will find out why deaf

children like her could be falling

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behind at school.

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Thousands of homes across the UK

are still without water

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because of burst pipes caused by

last week's freezing temperatures.

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I will have the latest.

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And in sport: Sir Bradley Wiggins

denies that he is a cheat,

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after a Parliamentary report

suggests he and Team Sky crossed

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an ethical line

in their use of drugs.

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And Carol has the weather.

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Good morning. We have heavy rain,

sleet and snow across northern

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Britain at the moment. That will

largely be confined to the hills of

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northern Scotland, where we will see

significant snow later. The rest of

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us it is a day of sunshine and some

showers. I will have more details in

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about 15 minutes.

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Police are trying to identify a

substance which caused a former

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Russian double agent to fall

critically ill in Salisbury

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yesterday. He was convicted by a

Russian court of passing state

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secrets to MI6 but was later given

refuge in Britain as part of a

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prisoner swap. Our correspondent has

more.

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Police are racing to establish

just what happened here.

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Last night, officers were examining

the contents of a bin

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near to the bench where

Sergei Skripal and a 33-year-old

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woman were found unconscious

on Sunday afternoon.

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A high street Italian

restaurant nearby was closed,

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the staff inside questioned.

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Detectives are trying to piece

together the events that led

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to the police being called out

to this shopping precinct

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in the centre of the city.

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There was a couple -

an older guy and a younger girl.

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She was sort of leant in on him, it

looked at though she was passed out.

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He was doing some strange hand

movements, looking to the sky.

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I felt anxious, I felt

like I should step in.

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But, to be honest, they looked

so out of it that even if I did step

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in,

I wasn't sure how I could help.

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The two remain in a critical

condition at Salisbury Hospital.

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Sergei Skripal was a former Russian

secret service officer,

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convicted of treason in 2006

after he was accused

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of spying for Britain.

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But he was pardoned in Russia

in 2010, and handed over to the UK

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in a swap, when he and three others

were exchanged for Russian spies

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in the US.

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Police say they are keeping an open

mind about this incident,

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and don't

yet know whether a crime

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has taken place.

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But, given Sergei Skripal's

background, it is likely to be

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a sensitive investigation.

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Leila Nathoo, BBC News, Salisbury.

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Public Health England have

challenged the food industry to cut

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calories in products

such as ready meals,

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sandwiches, pizza and snacks.

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It is hoped the plans,

targeting some of the most popular

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family foods, could lead to a drop

in the number of obese children.

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Our health correspondent

Adina Campbell explains.

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They are some of our

biggest-selling products,

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but not

necessarily the healthiest.

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Processed meals and food on the go

are, for many of us,

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shopping basket staples.

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But, as part of the Government's

plans to curb childhood obesity,

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health officials are now calling

on food retailers and manufacturers

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to reduce calories by 20% by 2024.

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Public Health England says this can

be achieved in three ways.

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Changing the recipes in meals,

using better-quality products.

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Smaller portion sizes,

which would help control how

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much we eat.

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Or steering us to buy

lower-calories products in some

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of our favourite foods.

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We've announced a 20% calorie

reduction programme.

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So that's taking

calories out of ready meals,

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out of pizzas, out of savoury

prepacked sandwiches,

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out of savoury snacks,

and gradually,

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over a time, improving the recipes

so we all eat healthier.

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These posters are one way health

officials are hoping to make us more

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aware of what we eat,

by having a benchmark of 400

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calories at breakfast, and another

600 for lunch and dinner.

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10 star jumps!

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It is estimated some children

are consuming 500 calories more

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than needed every day.

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And, with around a third leaving

primary school overweight or obese,

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health experts say Britain

needs to go on a diet.

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Adina Campbell, BBC News.

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In Syria, the first aid convoy

for three weeks has delivered

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supplies to the rebel-held

territory Eastern Ghouta.

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But aid workers were forced to cut

the mission short after dozens

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of people were killed by shelling

from pro-government forces.

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Nearly 400,000 people are thought

to be trapped in the enclave,

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which has been the focus of heavy

fighting in recent months.

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Thousands of homes in the UK

are still without water

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following last week's freezing

weather, that caused pipes to burst.

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Production at two of

Jaguar Land Rover plants had to be

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halted temporarily to allow water

to be prioritised by emergency

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services and hospitals.

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Tom Burridge reports.

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After the big freeze, the thaw, and

cracked, leaking water pipes in

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several parts of the country. So

this the only supply for thousands

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of people for several days. Thames

Water is handing out bottles of

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water to its customers in parts of

London which a cut off. Large

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numbers of homes in Scotland, Wales

and southern England are affected.

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I've got five kids, and literally

without water since 6am yesterday

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morning. It is terrible.

Washing the

bottles is just a bit difficult.

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There is a lot of stuff covered in

baby to that I can't wash at the

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moment.

The water needs to be fixed.

Schools have closed. Some say the

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water company should have planned

more.

At the very least one would

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have thought they would be some kind

of public enquiry. People will be

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interested to know whether they will

get compensation for what has

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happened.

Several water companies

have apologised. They say they were

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working overnight to get people

connected again.

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Nearly 250 BBC staff have signed

an open letter challenging

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the corporation to publish

employees' individual

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salaries and benefits.

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In January the BBC director general,

Lord Hall, announced a five-point

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plan to tackle pay inequality

at the corporation.

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But signatories to the letter,

including Victoria Derbyshire,

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Mariella Frostrup, Dan Snow

and the Reverend Richard Coles,

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claim BBC management should

go further to ensure

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transparency and accountability.

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A new unit is being set up to tackle

gang activity and organised crime

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being carried out within prisons

in England and Wales.

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The Justice Secretary, David Gauke,

is concerned that too many prisoners

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are able to smuggle drugs,

mobile phones and weapons

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into their cells, fuelling

violence behind bars.

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Under the changes set to be

announced later today,

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inmates who get involved with crime

behind bars could be moved

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to higher-security jails.

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North Korean state media

is reporting that leader Kim Jong-un

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is calling for closer

ties with South Korea.

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It follows a rare visit

to the North Korean capital,

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Pyongyang, by senior

officials from the South.

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The US said it is cautiously

optimistic about improving

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North-South contact,

but ruled out formal talks

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with the North Korean regime

unless it is ready to give

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up its nuclear weapons.

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The packaging industry in England

has denied claims it is greatly

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exaggerating the amount

of plastic it recycles.

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Waste consultancy group Eunomia says

the industry's figures don't add up,

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and companies aren't paying

enough towards the cost

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of collection and processing.

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Our environment analyst

Roger Harrabin explains.

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Dealing with waste costs the public

£2.8 billion a year. Under a

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government scheme, the firms that

produce bottles and packages have to

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pay towards improving the recycling

system. For every ton of waste they

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create, they contribute towards

recycling technology. But today's

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report says the packaging industry

is only paying a 10th of the real

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cost of clearing up the mess it

creates.

It is government policy.

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Government policy effectively

allowing the bulk of the cost of the

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packaging recycling service to be

met through council tax payments,

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from you and me. Whereas what we

would like to see is producers

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pulling their weight and paying the

full costs of the packaging

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recycling service provided to you

and me as households.

The industry

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says that trusts its figures on

recycling, and has not exaggerated.

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A spokesman hinted that packages

would be willing to pay more towards

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recycling, as part of a government

review into waste policy --

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packagers.

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And our former colleague and good

friend Bill Turnbull has announced

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that he has been diagnosed with

prostate and bone cancer. He tweeted

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the news last night and has

undergone chemotherapy. He says he

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is in good spirits and hopes to be

around for some time yet, which is

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good news. You will recall he was

here with us for Breakfast for 15

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years. This was his last day before

he left the sofa in 2016, just over

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two years ago. He was diagnosed at

the end of last year during the

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recording of the Great Celebrity

Bake Off on Channel 4.

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I was getting pains in my legs, my

hips particularly. And they would

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come and go, and I thought this is

old age. Eventually the pains got so

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bad I thought, well, I had better go

and see my GP. He said, well, I am

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just going to give you a blood test,

just a sort of MOT, if you like,

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just to check a few things out. The

next morning he called me and asked

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me to come in pretty quickly and the

doctor said it is pretty clear from

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this that you have advanced prostate

cancer.

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I spoke to Bill yesterday.

How is

he?

Everybody who has watched him

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over the last 15 years will know he

is an immensely optimistic person.

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He was in good form. He is

undergoing treatment at the moment

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and we have a long conversation.

Between us we have a national

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lottery syndicate and I phoned him

to tell him we had won £2 something

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or other. And again, he was really

up beat, so best wishes to Bill and

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all his family as well. And you can

see more of that interview with Bill

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on Great Celebrity Bake Off tonight

on Channel 4. He is probably

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watching, so good morning. And John

is here with another day of talking

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about Bradley Wiggins.

We were

saying that we would like to hear

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from Sir Bradley Wiggins, and

yesterday he spoke to our sports

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correspondent, and in a really

compelling interview he strongly

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denies all the allegations put

forward against him in that report

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which came out yesterday from that

group of MPs. He says he has only

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ever taken drugs under the

therapeutic use exemption which

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allows you to take what would

normally be a banned substance for

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medical reasons, to get him up to

the level which allows him to

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compete on a level playing field,

the drugs to fight asthma and

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respite you problems. He says it has

affected his family deeply and we

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will be bringing you a clip of that

interview a bit later on. He flatly

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denies those allegations against him

and calls it malicious. It is a

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really interesting listen. We will

have more for you later on that.

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How about this for a winning goal?

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Nemanja Matic's stunner

wins a thrilling game

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for Manchester United,

but it leaves Crystal Palace

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in the bottom three.

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And, as Serena Williams prepares

to make her comeback

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after having her first child,

she has added her voice

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to the chorus of women in Hollywood

calling for equality.

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She says maybe it is

time to get feisty.

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And the head coach of England Rugby

says abuse is part of the job.

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He got some unwanted attention

on a train and outside a station

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after his side lost to Scotland

in the Six Nations.

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He says it is part and parcel of the

game and that perhaps that happened

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as a result of the nature and size

of the defeat England suffered to

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Scotland. He says he won't travel on

a train again.

Which is sad, really,

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isn't it?

It is sad, because you

want to be forward facing and be

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able to stop and have a conversation

with someone on the street. If you

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are treated in that way you are

going to hide behind tinted windows

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in a taxi. It is not what people

want to do.

You would love to be

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able to have a chat with him

afterwards, and a bit of gentle

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Reading...

He knows he will get a

little bit of that, when England

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lose to Scotland, but as is always

the way, it is always the minority

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who spoil it. And more of that

interview later with Radley weakens.

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Let's find out what is happening

with the weather this morning. --

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Radley weakens.

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We do not

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We do not have the severity we had.

We have rain and sleet and snow

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pushing north. That will become

confined to the hills of Scotland.

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Today, significant snowfall. For the

rest of us, a mixture of sunshine

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and showers and bright spells. Low

pressure has dominated our weather

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for a while and will continue to do

so for much of this week. This is

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the system bringing rain and sleet

and snow northwards and it is making

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progress, coming out of northern

England through parts of Scotland,

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the Central Lowlands, and the

highlands. Across the Central

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Lowlands, we could see sleet and

snow, even at lower levels, this

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morning, as the system goes north

and takes rain with it. Further

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south, mist and fog. Some bright

spells, but equally, a fair bit of

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cloud around as well and showers

from Northern Ireland, south Wales,

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and the Channel Islands.

Temperature-wise, we are in good

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shape as we go further south. Ten,

11, 12. Not feeling bad at this

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stage in March. Scotland, much

colder. The north of Scotland, once

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again, easterly winds, exacerbating

the cold feel. Getting down to low

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levels in Shetland. As we go through

the evening and overnight,

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significant snowfall in the hills of

Scotland. Low pressure moving north

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through the North Sea. The

distribution of where we see the

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snow tends to change. Coming in

again across the Northern Isles and

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across north-west Scotland as well.

Tonight, cloud around. Some breaks

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and some frost. The risk of ice. And

also showers, some will be wintry.

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Tonight, there could be problematic

fog and dense fog, patchy and dense

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fog, in East Anglia and the

south-east. Keep that in mind if you

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are travelling tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow, low pressure is continuing

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to push in the direction of

Scandinavia. The weather front

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around it producing rain in the

north-west. Wintriness here and

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there. Showers, and we will not all

see them. Dry weather in between.

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Sunshine. Some showers in the south

of England could be heavy with a

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mixture of hail and thunder and

lightning. Temperatures coming down

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a touch. Instead of 12 today,

temperatures like nine. Aberdeen,

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temperatures climbing a little bit.

Thursday, while we have a system

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close to the south of England, it

will bring rain to southern counties

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in the Channel Islands. Some of it

could be heavy. Move away from the

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south, for many of us, a dry and

bright today with sunshine. Having

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said that, some showers. Compared to

what we are used to, especially in

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Scotland, a brighter picture. Some

showers will be wintry in nature to

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be in terms of temperatures, 5-9 in

the south. Friday, a lot of dry

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weather around. High pressure in the

north and wet and windy weather

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starting to spread in the south.

Back to you, Lou and Dan.

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starting to spread in the south.

Back to you, Lou and Dan. The

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papers. A lovely picture on the

front page. Steph is with us. He

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revealed on Twitter he has prostate

cancer, Bill. We spoke to him and he

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is upbeat yesterday. This story is

on all of the papers. A spy, they do

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not know what happened, but they

suspect the former spy could have

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been poisoned.

He put out two

Tweets. It said spread a thought for

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those in the UK with cancer.

And get

checked as well. And we have met her

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many times, his wife.

We were

talking about this. A Russian spy is

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critically ill after suspected

poisoning. The double agent was

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found unconscious in Salisbury

following exposure to an unknown

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substance. We will be live later on

for the latest on that

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investigation.

For weeks, they have

had different views on the papers.

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But this story has one story. The

story of the spy. The Telegraph as

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well. Russian spy with poisoning.

A

spy swap, poisoned in Britain. The

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Guardian as well. A former Russian

spy has been left critically ill

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after exposure to a substance.

Bradley Wiggins on the Times, I am

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not a cheat, I'm a victim.

Allegations have been added to the

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report. He says he wants to know who

it is so we can get some facts and

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end allegations. The Guardian.

Several articles. Richard Williams

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said trash or treasured memories.

Can we believe what we have

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witnessed in sport? Is the trust in

sport there? We were talking about

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the achievements and legacy of

Bradley Wiggins. As a fan of sport,

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can we believe what we have

witnessed? Did it happen naturally,

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was it pure cycling?

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was it pure cycling? Man vs machine,

pure machine? Drug use? Those are

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the suggestions. Can we believe what

we are seeing?

He had a robust

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defence yesterday. He is protecting

everything he has done.

Yes, all the

0:20:350:20:41

medals he has one, is achievements,

his reputation is being tarnished.

0:20:410:20:49

-- won. The same for Team Sky.

We

look forward to hearing that

0:20:490:20:55

interview in 20 minutes.

There are

many people who have been affected

0:20:550:20:59

by the bad weather we had last week.

Many people without water in their

0:20:590:21:04

houses. Good morning, everyone. The

Daily Mirror picks up on that. In

0:21:040:21:08

particular, to companies are

struggling without water, the

0:21:080:21:11

chocolate giant, Cadbury, and the

car giant, Land Rover. They have

0:21:110:21:18

halted production to ease the water

shortages.

It seems extraordinary.

0:21:180:21:24

Yes. You always think, how could

that happen? There are many problems

0:21:240:21:32

and we will talk about what people

can do later on.

We talk about many

0:21:320:21:39

things about paying more for the

same product if you are male or

0:21:390:21:42

female. This is in many papers.

Children's toys and clothes. They

0:21:420:21:49

have done a little survey, research

by a parenting website, and this is

0:21:490:21:55

an example. These

0:21:550:22:01

an example. These are some skates,

blue and green, these, in pink and

0:22:110:22:14

purple. 7.99 and 10.99, the

difference in price, but only the

0:22:140:22:17

colour changes.

That is it. These

ones could have funkier wheels.

No,

0:22:170:22:20

they say only the colour is

different.

And you have read the

0:22:200:22:27

research as well. A similar jacket.

The same colours.

It could have a

0:22:270:22:34

different zip.

You have a great

story.

This is very "me." Four in

0:22:340:22:43

five people could not pick out their

neighbours in a police line up.

Did

0:22:430:22:47

they say where they live?

Different

places are better than others. The

0:22:470:22:52

biggest failure is, no surprise, in

London. Northern Ireland is a bit

0:22:520:22:58

better, one in 50. It seems, on

average, four in five could not.

And

0:22:580:23:05

you could say yourself you know?

, I

do not, sorry. I am busy and I am in

0:23:050:23:13

and out of the door.

It depends

where you live. A big city, a

0:23:130:23:19

village... You might recognise them

in a village.

You chat a lot.

Hey,

0:23:190:23:30

I'm friendly.

You are more focused.

You are not alone, Steph, that's the

0:23:300:23:38

thing.

0:23:380:23:41

The last few years have seen a boom

in the popularity of trampoline

0:23:410:23:44

parks across the UK,

from just three in 2014 to more

0:23:440:23:47

than 200 now.

0:23:470:23:51

But their popularity

is being linked to a rise

0:23:510:23:53

in hospital admissions.

0:23:530:23:54

A Freedom of Information request

by the BBC found ambulance crews

0:23:540:23:57

were called out to more than 1,200

incidents at trampoline parks

0:23:570:24:00

in England last year.

0:24:000:24:01

Anna Crossley reports.

0:24:010:24:03

Good girl. She was really

distraught, she was hysterical,

0:24:030:24:12

which is not like us. She is

normally quite resilient.

What

0:24:120:24:16

should have been a fun day out ended

with a trip to Accident and

0:24:160:24:21

Emergency.

One of the staff came

over and said don't worry, she has

0:24:210:24:24

just landed awkwardly. But I knew,

definitely, as they think a mother

0:24:240:24:29

does, there was something wrong.

Her

worst fears were confirmed. Her

0:24:290:24:35

3-year-olds daughter, Cameron, had

broken her leg. She was taken to a

0:24:350:24:40

hospital with staff well versed in

dealing with trampoline injuries.

0:24:400:24:44

They said they were keeping them in

business. They were not surprised

0:24:440:24:48

and said it was quite a regular

thing, having children coming in

0:24:480:24:52

with broken bones to put in the last

few years, trampoline parks have

0:24:520:24:57

surged in popularity.

-- bones.

There are now around 200 in the UK.

0:24:570:25:04

So we is hardly surprising there has

been an increase in the number of

0:25:040:25:08

accidents. But it is the severity of

these injuries which is concerning

0:25:080:25:13

this hospital, so much so it has

launched an internal audit.

If you

0:25:130:25:18

are injured by a trampoline, you

could have a more serious injury if

0:25:180:25:22

it is from a trampoline park. Broken

limbs and hitting head as well,

0:25:220:25:26

people bouncing into each other. --

heads.

Not only medical

0:25:260:25:33

professionals are concerned. Even

trampoline park owners are saying it

0:25:330:25:37

is time that tighter controls were

introduced.

I am worried about the

0:25:370:25:43

injuries at trampling barks. Am I

worried about the injuries of

0:25:430:25:48

gravity, no? We have eight 0.01%

injury rate. --A.

In fact, there is

0:25:480:25:56

so much concern within the industry

itself, some owners like Michael

0:25:560:26:02

have been working with The British

Standards Institution to draw up a

0:26:020:26:05

new set of safety guidelines to be

and although there will be no legal

0:26:050:26:12

requirement to comply, it is hoped

they will sign up. -- guidelines.

It

0:26:120:26:17

will cover construction of the park,

the nuts and bolts and how high off

0:26:170:26:22

the floor it should be, and the

operation of the policies that

0:26:220:26:25

should be in place on the type of

training that needs to be identified

0:26:250:26:29

in order to operate a safe park.

There is no doubt trampolining is

0:26:290:26:32

good fun and good exercise, the

challenge now is making sure safety

0:26:320:26:37

standards can keep up with the speed

with which the industry is growing.

0:26:370:26:42

BBC News.

0:26:420:26:46

We will talk to somebody about that

a little bit later on Breakfast and

0:26:460:26:51

how many people are being injured.

Some places have

0:26:510:26:58

Some places have trampoline is

without

0:27:000:30:20

will be back in 20 minutes. Plenty

more on line.

0:30:200:30:24

Now, though, it's back

to the Breakfast sofa.

0:30:240:30:26

Bye for now.

0:30:260:30:29

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

0:30:310:30:34

It is 6:30am on Tuesday 6 March.

0:30:340:30:35

We will have the latest news

and sport in just a moment.

0:30:350:30:42

But coming up later

in the programme: It is our main

0:30:420:30:45

story this morning -

the search for answers

0:30:450:30:47

after a former Russian spy was found

critically ill after being exposed

0:30:470:30:51

to an unknown substance in

the centre of Salisbury yesterday.

0:30:510:30:53

We will have the latest

throughout the morning.

0:30:530:31:01

The Beast from the East and storm

Emma may have blown themselves out

0:31:010:31:04

at last, but they have left a grim

harvest of on Britain's beaches.

0:31:040:31:08

We will be live in East Yorkshire,

where thousands of sea creatures

0:31:080:31:11

have been washed ashore.

0:31:110:31:12

And, in the '70s and '80s,

millions of us tuned in to watch

0:31:120:31:16

the likes of Big Daddy

and Giant Haystacks do battle

0:31:160:31:19

in very British wrestling matches.

0:31:190:31:20

Now, the spirit of that era

is being rekindled in new British

0:31:200:31:23

comedy Walk Like a Panther.

0:31:230:31:24

We will be talking to

the film's star, Dave Johns.

0:31:240:31:28

All that still to come.

0:31:280:31:29

But now, a summary of this

morning's main news:

0:31:290:31:31

Police are trying to identify

a substance which caused a former

0:31:310:31:34

Russian agent who spied for Britain

to collapse in Salisbury.

0:31:340:31:37

Sergei Skripal, who is 66,

and a woman in her 30s are both now

0:31:370:31:41

critically ill in hospital.

0:31:410:31:42

Skripal was convicted of high

treason in his native Russia

0:31:420:31:45

after passing state secrets to MI6,

but was later given refuge

0:31:450:31:48

in Britain as part

of a prisoner swap.

0:31:480:31:50

Ben Emmerson QC joins

us live from Kiev now.

0:31:500:31:52

He represented Alexander Litvinenko

's widow, Marina, at the inquiry

0:31:520:31:55

in to her husband's death.

0:31:550:31:58

Manufacturers of some

of the country's most popular foods

0:31:580:32:00

have been asked to cut portion sizes

and number of calories

0:32:000:32:03

in their products.

0:32:030:32:04

Public Health England hopes

the plans, which will focus on ready

0:32:040:32:07

meals, pre-packed sandwiches

and savoury snacks, will help cut

0:32:070:32:09

the number of obese children

over the next six years.

0:32:090:32:12

The agency is also launching

a campaign encouraging adults

0:32:120:32:14

to consume 400 calories at breakfast

and 600 each at lunch and dinner.

0:32:140:32:22

Thousands of homes in the UK

are still without water

0:32:320:32:35

following last week's freezing

weather, that caused pipes to burst.

0:32:350:32:37

Production at two of

Jaguar Land Rover plants had to be

0:32:370:32:40

halted temporarily to allow water

to be prioritised by emergency

0:32:400:32:43

services and hospitals.

0:32:430:32:51

A new unit is being set up to tackle

gang activity and organised crime

0:32:530:32:56

being carried out within prisons

in England and Wales.

0:32:560:32:59

The Justice Secretary, David Gauke,

is concerned that too many prisoners

0:32:590:33:02

are able to smuggle drugs,

mobile phones and weapons

0:33:020:33:04

into their cells, fuelling

violence amongst inmates.

0:33:040:33:06

Under the changes set to be

announced later today,

0:33:060:33:09

inmates who get involved with crime

behind bars could be moved

0:33:090:33:12

to higher-security jails.

0:33:120:33:19

Nearly 250 BBC staff have signed

an open letter challenging

0:33:190:33:21

the corporation to publish

employees' individual

0:33:210:33:23

salaries and benefits.

0:33:230:33:24

In January the BBC director general,

Lord Hall, announced a five-point

0:33:240:33:27

plan to tackle pay inequality

at the corporation.

0:33:270:33:29

But signatories to the letter,

including Victoria Derbyshire,

0:33:290:33:31

Mariella Frostrup, Dan Snow

and the Reverend Richard Coles,

0:33:310:33:34

claim BBC management should

go further to ensure

0:33:340:33:36

transparency and accountability.

0:33:360:33:44

North Korean state media

is reporting that leader Kim Jong-un

0:33:450:33:48

is calling for closer

ties with South Korea.

0:33:480:33:50

It follows a rare visit

to the North Korean capital,

0:33:500:33:52

Pyongyang, by senior

officials from the South.

0:33:520:33:54

The US said it is cautiously

optimistic about improving

0:33:540:33:57

North-South contact,

but ruled out formal talks

0:33:570:33:59

with the North Korean regime

unless it is ready to give

0:33:590:34:02

up its nuclear weapons.

0:34:020:34:10

The packaging industry in England

has denied claims it is greatly

0:34:130:34:16

exaggerating the amount

of plastic it recycles.

0:34:160:34:18

Waste consultancy group Eunomia says

the industry's figures don't add up,

0:34:180:34:21

and companies aren't paying

enough towards the cost

0:34:210:34:23

of collection and processing.

0:34:230:34:31

Returning to our main story.

0:34:440:34:46

Ben Emmerson QC joins

us live from Kiev now.

0:34:460:34:49

He represented Alexander

Litvinenko's widow, Marina, at the

0:34:490:34:51

inquiry

in to her husband's death.

0:34:510:34:55

Thank you so much for joining us.

Obviously there is so much we don't

0:34:550:34:59

know about this, but what is your

reaction to what appears to have

0:34:590:35:04

happened?

I would say three things

first of all. Firstly, our thoughts

0:35:040:35:08

must be with Sergei Skripal's family

and those who are close to them. I

0:35:080:35:17

know from the Litvinenkos'

experienced that this time of

0:35:170:35:24

waiting is the worse of them. The

other thing is that the

0:35:240:35:28

investigation must be carried out to

establish the essence of what has

0:35:280:35:31

taken place here. And the third is

that there is always a distinction

0:35:310:35:35

to be drawn between crimes committed

by the Russian former KGB and crimes

0:35:350:35:45

committed by organised criminals

associated with the Kremlin. It is

0:35:460:35:50

an increasingly difficult

distinction to draw because the

0:35:500:35:53

Kremlin are involved in organised

crime, but there is a distinction.

0:35:530:35:59

And the message I would put out at

this point is that if Sergei Skripal

0:35:590:36:03

turns out to have been the target of

a Russian assassination attempt, the

0:36:030:36:09

Prime Minister and Home Secretary

must prompt the announced a public

0:36:090:36:12

enquiry to determine the extent of

Kremlin involvement -- Compleat

0:36:120:36:17

announced.

0:36:170:36:22

announced. -- promptly announce.

They did not announce such an

0:36:250:36:30

enquiry into Mr Litvinenko, believed

to have been inflicted with an un-

0:36:300:36:36

discoverable poison. And it was

linked not just with FSB and the

0:36:360:36:43

Kremlin but with Vladimir Putin

himself. One of the reasons Mrs May

0:36:430:36:47

gave at that time for this decision

was that a public enquiry would be

0:36:470:36:51

harmful to the UK's relationship

with Russia. Mr Litvinenko's widow,

0:36:510:36:58

Marina, had to go to the High Court

to get that decision overturned.

0:36:580:37:05

That unseemly spectacle should not

be repeated here. The Russian state

0:37:050:37:09

policy of assassinating political

opponents at home and abroad has

0:37:090:37:13

been allowed to continue unchecked

for too long. This is not the time

0:37:130:37:17

for prevarication. Mrs May needs to

act quickly and decisively, and show

0:37:170:37:23

the Russian state that if they send

murder squads to

0:37:230:37:32

murder squads to Britain we will be

tenacious in our search for the

0:37:320:37:34

truth, without fear.

Just quickly,

you make very good points here, do

0:37:340:37:41

you think it raises questions about

the types of protection to people

0:37:410:37:47

involved in spy swaps, as well?

That

is always an issue. To what extent

0:37:470:37:52

are those who are cooperating with

our own domestic and international

0:37:520:37:56

intelligence services given adequate

protection? There is no evidence so

0:37:560:38:02

far that there is any failure on the

part of the services and it is wrong

0:38:020:38:07

to even speculate on that this early

stage.

Thank you for talking to us.

0:38:070:38:15

And John is talking about the man in

yellow, Bradley Wiggins, who has

0:38:160:38:24

come out fighting.

He says he has

only ever taken drugs for medical

0:38:240:38:28

reasons, never to gain an advantage

over people he has raced against. He

0:38:280:38:34

goes on to say how difficult it has

been for his family and that it has

0:38:340:38:39

been a very troubling time as he

tries to salvage his reputation. He

0:38:390:38:43

denies he ever cheated and says the

drugs he has taken were to treat

0:38:430:38:48

allergies and asthma, which he

struggles with, and he takes them as

0:38:480:38:52

a cyclist to ensure he is competing

on a level playing field against

0:38:520:38:57

those he is racing against. The

suggestion yesterday was that

0:38:570:39:01

boundaries are being pushed and it

is unethical in this approach, in

0:39:010:39:05

using these drugs they are allowed

to take in applying for a

0:39:050:39:09

therapeutic use exemption,

essentially allowing you to take

0:39:090:39:12

what would otherwise be a banned

drug in competition. The suggestion

0:39:120:39:15

is that that is what Bradley Wiggins

has done to gain an advantage.

0:39:150:39:21

The fallout continues

to what is a messy situation.

0:39:210:39:23

Wiggins told our sports editor

Dan Roan that "100%,

0:39:230:39:26

he didn't cheat".

0:39:260:39:27

Not at any time during my career did

we cross the ethical line.

0:39:270:39:31

As I've said before,

I had a medical condition,

0:39:310:39:34

that

I went to a doctor, this has been

0:39:340:39:36

treated since back in 2003,

when I was diagnosed with it,

0:39:360:39:39

through the doctors

at British Cycling at that time.

0:39:390:39:42

This was the treatment that I'd been

prescribed for that particular

0:39:420:39:45

occasion, which was, what,

seven years ago now,

0:39:450:39:49

under specialist

supervision, as well.

0:39:490:39:53

And in place of the rules

at the time, which you're allowed

0:39:530:39:56

to apply for use

for this medication.

0:39:560:40:01

And you can hear more of that on the

BBC News website.

0:40:010:40:07

Crystal Palace gave Manchester

United a real scare last night.

0:40:070:40:12

Townsend's shot was well worthy of

the lead for Crystal Palace. It

0:40:120:40:16

would have been a really important

win for them, but United scored

0:40:160:40:19

three times. How about that for a

winner, a stoppage time stunner from

0:40:190:40:27

Matic.

0:40:270:40:31

He almost killed me with one action

inside of our box, because he took

0:40:310:40:36

an eternity to clear, so one-minute

he was killing me, the next minute

0:40:360:40:44

he pushed me to satisfaction.

0:40:440:40:49

You might have seen his opposite

number, Pep Guardiola,

0:40:490:40:51

wearing a yellow ribbon

on the sidelines.

0:40:510:40:53

There it is.

0:40:530:40:54

He does so in support of politicians

in his native Catalonia

0:40:540:40:57

in their fight for independence.

0:40:570:40:58

He has accepted an FA charge.

0:40:580:41:00

Rules don't allow players

and managers to display political

0:41:000:41:03

symbols.

0:41:030:41:09

He says he will continue to wear it

before and after matches,

0:41:090:41:12

which he can't be punished for.

0:41:120:41:14

City are in action tomorrow

as the Champions League returns.

0:41:140:41:16

Liverpool in action tonight,

5-0 up against Porto heading

0:41:160:41:19

into their second leg at Anfield.

0:41:190:41:21

No wonder manager Jurgen Klopp

is looking so relaxed.

0:41:210:41:23

Following on from Frances

McDormand's acceptance speech

0:41:230:41:25

at the Oscars, in which she got

every woman nominated for an award

0:41:250:41:28

to stand up, Serena Williams has

added to calls for greater equality.

0:41:280:41:32

Back on court, at the tie-break tens

competition in New York as one

0:41:320:41:35

of the world's leading sportswomen,

she added her voice

0:41:350:41:38

for greater change.

0:41:380:41:38

You know, the comfortable with

having uncomfortable conversations.

0:41:380:41:44

Like, we deserved to be paid what a

guy does, you know. We deserve to be

0:41:440:41:50

treated fairly, the same way.

Conversations that really, in 2018,

0:41:500:41:55

we shouldn't have to have. And I

think it is important to have them

0:41:550:41:59

an important to speak out loud and

clear and say no, this isn't right.

0:41:590:42:03

Now, England rugby union coach

Eddie Jones always comes

0:42:030:42:06

across as a tough cookie,

and it seems he hasn't been fazed

0:42:060:42:09

by the rather unpleasant

send-off he received

0:42:090:42:11

after England's Six Nations defeat

against Scotland last month.

0:42:110:42:13

Jones was physically and verbally

abused during and after a journey

0:42:130:42:16

on public transport

out of Edinburgh.

0:42:160:42:21

I just got on with it. There was an

incident that happened, it was done

0:42:210:42:27

and dusted. I've had once before,

it's not uncommon as a coach to get

0:42:270:42:33

abuse. You know, you either get

abused or you get advice or you get

0:42:330:42:37

slaps on the back. So, you know, you

are always expecting one of the

0:42:370:42:42

three.

0:42:420:42:44

And, just before I go,

we have all been feeling the freeze

0:42:440:42:47

recently, but there are some brave

souls prepared to take to the water

0:42:470:42:50

in St Petersburg at the weekend.

0:42:500:42:52

Participants from 13

different countries,

0:42:520:42:53

including the USA, Switzerland, UK,

and Finland, braved the icy waters

0:42:530:42:56

of the Neva River.

0:42:560:42:58

The water temperature

was just above freezing,

0:42:580:42:59

with surrounding ice 40cm thick,

while the temperature outside

0:42:590:43:02

was minus 16 degrees.

0:43:020:43:03

They may be brave, but I think

a warm blanket will do me.

0:43:030:43:11

I once jumped in a frozen lake in

Iceland, the country, not the shop,

0:43:190:43:25

and it is a massive adrenaline rush.

And your skin starts to burn a

0:43:250:43:30

little bit.

You must have braved

some cold temperatures.

I have, but

0:43:300:43:36

I do normally wear a wetsuit.

Which

is essentially cheating! Plenty more

0:43:360:43:42

of that Bradley Wiggins interview

later as well.

0:43:420:43:47

In Syria, the first aid convoy

in three weeks has delivered

0:43:470:43:50

supplies to the rebel-held

territory Eastern Ghouta,

0:43:500:43:52

but it was forced to cut its mission

short after dozens of people

0:43:520:43:56

were killed by shelling

from pro-government forces.

0:43:560:43:57

46 lorries carried aid

into the territory, enough

0:43:570:44:00

to feed 27,000 people.

0:44:000:44:01

Around 400,000 people are believed

to be trapped by the fighting

0:44:010:44:04

in Eastern Ghouta, where bombing

and artillery fire continued

0:44:040:44:06

yesterday, despite the UN's repeated

calls for a ceasefire.

0:44:060:44:09

Pawel Krzysiek from

the International Committee

0:44:090:44:10

of the Red Cross joins

us from Damascus.

0:44:100:44:18

Thank you very much indeed for

joining us. I think you were on that

0:44:210:44:27

convoy, so give us an idea of what

you saw when you got there.

I saw

0:44:270:44:33

desperation. I saw the sadness and

the anger, and I saw the people who

0:44:330:44:38

are just exhausted. They are tired

cause of the continuous shelling,

0:44:380:44:42

fighting around them. They are tired

because they had to spend their days

0:44:420:44:48

in the basements, because they have

difficulties with feeding their

0:44:480:44:51

children, because the people are

dying around them. And the only

0:44:510:44:56

message, actually, that they have is

that they want this to stop. They

0:44:560:45:00

ask for the solution that will make

the shells stop.

How many suppliers

0:45:000:45:09

did you manage to get in there, and

what type of thing where you taking

0:45:090:45:14

in?

So we managed to get the

medicines, the kids to treat the

0:45:140:45:21

wounded patients -- kits. Because

that is definitely priority number

0:45:210:45:27

one for the overstretched medical

services. Materials to treat burns,

0:45:270:45:33

for instance, the trauma kits. We

also brought the food supplies,

0:45:330:45:38

basic food supplies, because that is

the most kind of urgent supply that

0:45:380:45:43

you are usually bringing in the

places that are under siege for so

0:45:430:45:48

long. And of course, this is

definitely not enough, so what we

0:45:480:45:54

have to do is basically to push for

more convoys, for more aid

0:45:540:45:58

deliveries, but of course we have

two see it as a temporary solution,

0:45:580:46:04

because a sustainable solution is

really to make it stop.

Thank you

0:46:040:46:10

very much indeed for describing the

circumstances, as well.

0:46:100:46:12

The weather. Good morning. We have

it all. Rain and sleet and snow and

0:46:190:46:25

bright spells and patchy and misty

fog as well. The forecast is rain

0:46:250:46:30

and sleet and snow will go north.

The snow will be a low feature,

0:46:300:46:37

especially late in the day. The

south, sunshine and showers. Low

0:46:370:46:42

pressure is dominating the weather

for much of this week. A weather

0:46:420:46:45

front going north producing brain,

sleet, and snow. -- rain. This is

0:46:450:46:55

the picture. This is what has been

happening. Snow in northern England

0:46:550:47:00

and Scotland. You could see some of

the heavier bursts at lower levels.

0:47:000:47:07

The Central Lowlands, or example,

sleet and snow through the morning.

0:47:070:47:12

That'll move out of northern England

and across Scotland. Later,

0:47:120:47:18

significant snowfall in the hills,

up to 15 centimetres, which is

0:47:180:47:23

getting on six inches. Wind is

blowing here. It will feel bitter.

0:47:230:47:30

The rest of the UK, patchy mist and

fog. Some bright skies. At times,

0:47:300:47:36

more cloud. A few showers in

Northern Ireland, with drizzle as

0:47:360:47:42

well. Showers in the south-west in

Wales and the Channel Islands. The

0:47:420:47:48

heaviest through the afternoon will

likely be in Devon and Cornwall. You

0:47:480:47:54

could see the odd flash of

lightning. Temperature-wise, in good

0:47:540:47:57

shape in the south. It will feel

pleasant for this stage in March. It

0:47:570:48:02

will feel cold further north. This

evening and overnight, low pressure

0:48:020:48:07

continues to go north. The

distribution of snow changes. We

0:48:070:48:11

will see it in the Northern Isles

and into the west of Scotland. For

0:48:110:48:18

the rest of the UK, showers. Cloud

around. Breaks in the cloud. Cold

0:48:180:48:24

enough for some frost, and once

again, highs on untreated surfaces.

0:48:240:48:30

-- ice. Watch out for patchy fog in

East Anglia and the south-east in

0:48:300:48:36

particular. It could be disruptive.

We will keep a look at that. Showery

0:48:360:48:43

outbreaks of rain in the south-east.

Meanwhile, the pressure edging

0:48:430:48:48

towards Scandinavia. A front draped

across Scotland. Rain. Here and

0:48:480:48:56

there in some of the showers, a

little bit of wintriness. Showers,

0:48:560:49:00

but we will not all see them. You

will notice five degrees in

0:49:000:49:05

Aberdeen. A change in the weather in

central Scotland compared to what we

0:49:050:49:10

are used to and further south, down

a touch. Thursday, a weather front

0:49:100:49:15

is draped across the English Channel

producing rain the southern counties

0:49:150:49:18

of England and the Channel Islands.

It could be heavy at times. Dry

0:49:180:49:23

weather around. A few showers in the

north. In the cold air mass of them

0:49:230:49:28

will still be wintry.

Still wintry?

-- most of them. ?

0:49:280:49:42

will still be wintry.

Still wintry?

-- most of them. ?

0:49:420:49:47

Thousands of homes across the UK

are still without water

0:49:480:49:50

because of burst pipes caused by

last week's freezing temperatures.

0:49:500:49:53

Steph has the latest.

0:49:530:49:56

This seems extraordinary, to be

talking about this.

Many companies

0:49:560:50:02

are saying it is unprecedented. This

is all because of burst water pipes

0:50:020:50:08

due to freezing weather. It has

affected every area, the south of

0:50:080:50:14

England, Wales, the Midlands,

Scotland, Yorkshire, they have all

0:50:140:50:18

had problems with their water

supply. Dozens of homes have been

0:50:180:50:22

affected and they have been told to

use bottled water. This is one

0:50:220:50:27

family's experience of that.

I have

five children literally without

0:50:270:50:31

water since the six o'clock

yesterday morning. It is terrible.

0:50:310:50:35

Washing the bottles is a bit

difficult. A lot of stuff covered in

0:50:350:50:42

baby poo that I cannot wash at the

moment.

They said it was fixed this

0:50:420:50:46

morning. Nothing is fixed.

The water

companies are saying they are doing

0:50:460:50:54

all they can. Thames Water says it

is washing up enough water every day

0:50:540:51:05

to fill an Olympic pool. But it is

not enough. Interestingly, some

0:51:050:51:13

companies are closing down

production facilities to help the

0:51:130:51:15

situation. Severn Trent in the

Midlands asked Land Rover if they

0:51:150:51:23

could cut back to prioritise

emergency services. They have done

0:51:230:51:29

that. 11,000 people work there. They

have sent people home and said if

0:51:290:51:37

you are not on shift, stay home

until further Lotus. Cadbury had to

0:51:370:51:45

reduce production as well to make

sure emergency services that need

0:51:450:51:50

water have it. It is difficult to

make chocolate without water. Teams

0:51:500:51:55

of engineers have been drafted in to

help. This is what Thames had to

0:51:550:52:03

say.

We expect a rise in leaks and

bursts. It has been a huge increase,

0:52:030:52:11

500 million litres of extra water

being pumped into the system just to

0:52:110:52:16

keep up with extra demand. It is

unprecedented.

What about

0:52:160:52:18

compensation? Without water, it

impacts people.

There is monetary

0:52:180:52:24

compensation. £20 for the first 48

hours of not having water. After

0:52:240:52:31

that, £10 for each 24-hour period.

But now, we have been told that does

0:52:310:52:36

not happen in extreme weather. But,

of course, because it is so

0:52:360:52:41

unprecedented, they have said

companies will be given compensation

0:52:410:52:45

even though it is because of extreme

weather.

I know you will follow that

0:52:450:52:49

up.

Yeah, we will.

Plenty to come on

that.

0:52:490:52:55

When we were covering

the Oscars yesterday,

0:52:550:52:56

amongst all the talk of Gary Oldman

and The Shape of Water we brought

0:52:560:53:00

you the story of Maisie

Sly from Swindon.

0:53:000:53:02

She's six-years-old,

profoundly deaf, and the star

0:53:020:53:04

of The Silent Child,

which picked up the Oscar

0:53:040:53:07

for Best Live Action Short.

0:53:070:53:08

Maisie's character is forced

to endure a silent life,

0:53:080:53:11

before a social worker

teachers her how to communicate

0:53:110:53:14

through sign language.

0:53:140:53:16

Now, exclusive analysis by

the National Deaf Children's Society

0:53:160:53:19

has found that deaf children

in England are falling behind

0:53:190:53:22

in school at every level.

0:53:220:53:23

This is despite the fact deafness

is not a learning disability.

0:53:230:53:26

We're joined by sign language

interpreter Russell Andrews to sign

0:53:260:53:29

Jayne McCubbin's film for us.

0:53:290:53:36

Maisie Sly's family waited, hoped,

then heard.

The Silent Child.

A

0:53:370:53:49

six-year-old from England has helped

shine a light on the barriers some

0:53:490:53:52

deaf children face.

Incredible. This

is... I don't know what to say.

And

0:53:520:54:05

1 million miles from Hollywood,

congratulations!

Well done, Maisie

0:54:050:54:11

this is her school in Swindon.

0:54:110:54:18

this is her school in Swindon. The

family had to move 160 miles to find

0:54:180:54:21

a place like this, a mainstream

school were deaf children are taught

0:54:210:54:26

alongside hearing the Bulls.

They

are not different in any other way

0:54:260:54:31

except they cannot hear to be as

long as you make those challenges

0:54:310:54:35

possible, there is no reason they

should not succeed.

This is the

0:54:350:54:42

possible, there is no reason they

should not succeed.

This is the

0:54:420:54:42

reality of the attainment gap. In

early years, 34% of deaf children

0:54:420:54:47

make a good level of development

compared to 76% of hearing children.

0:54:470:54:53

At Key Stage 2, almost 40% compared

to 70% of other children. And just

0:54:530:54:59

over 70% do not achieve a good GCSE

in English

0:54:590:55:03

over 70% do not achieve a good GCSE

in English and maths compared to

0:55:030:55:04

nearly 50% of hearing children.

0:55:040:55:07

in English and maths compared to

nearly 50% of hearing children.

0:55:070:55:10

These figures take in not just the

profoundly deaf like Maisie Sly, but

0:55:100:55:16

also those moderately deaf, like

Thomas.

It is difficult. We can hear

0:55:160:55:24

plenty of sounds, but not all of

them.

Until two years ago, Thomas

0:55:240:55:30

had access to a teacher of the deaf.

They were getting support. We were

0:55:300:55:36

getting support.

But it was cut?

Completely gone.

Their council told

0:55:360:55:41

them they follow guidelines when it

comes to the provision of services.

0:55:410:55:45

But for this film, there are just

not enough across the country.

Those

0:55:450:55:54

problems to still be happening in

England? It is crazy to me.

In

0:55:540:55:59

Scotland, they have recognised sign

language in the curriculum.

They

0:55:590:56:04

have sublet it is better to be deaf

in Scotland than in England right

0:56:040:56:08

now.

-- have. A debate took place

over here, a petition in Westminster

0:56:080:56:15

for England to follow the lead of

Scotland. This moment is already

0:56:150:56:19

having an impact. The government

says standards are improving, with

0:56:190:56:23

more reaching the expected grade,

but for many, the gap is still too

0:56:230:56:27

big. Jane McCubbin, BBC News.

0:56:270:56:32

Thank

0:56:320:56:32

Thank you very much. It is lovely to

have you here. Thank you. We will

0:56:320:56:38

discuss that later on in the

programme. If you want to make a

0:56:380:56:42

comment on that, you can, find us on

our e-mail all the usual social

0:56:420:56:46

media sites.

0:56:461:00:08

Have a lovely day if you are heading

out. I am back in 20 minutes. There

1:00:081:00:13

is more on our website.

1:00:131:00:16

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

1:00:161:00:19

A former Russian double agent

is in critical condition

1:00:191:00:22

after he was exposed to an unknown

substance in Salisbury.

1:00:221:00:24

66-year-old Sergei Skripal

and a woman in her 30s were found

1:00:241:00:27

unconscious on a bench on Sunday.

1:00:271:00:28

Last night, police closed

a restaurant in the city

1:00:281:00:31

as a precaution.

1:00:311:00:39

Good morning, it is Tuesday 6 March.

1:00:471:00:52

Also this morning:

Counting the calories.

1:00:521:00:53

Health officials in England call

for portion sizes to be cut,

1:00:531:00:56

as they say the public

need to go on a diet.

1:00:561:01:04

Six-year-old Maisie was one

of the stars of the Oscars,

1:01:051:01:08

but we will find out why deaf

children like her could be falling

1:01:081:01:12

behind at school.

1:01:121:01:16

Thousands of homes across the UK

are still without water

1:01:161:01:19

because of burst pipes caused by

last week's freezing temperatures.

1:01:191:01:22

I will have the latest.

1:01:221:01:28

And in sport: Sir Bradley Wiggins

says he 100% did not cheat,

1:01:281:01:31

following claims by MPs he crossed

an ethical line by using drugs

1:01:311:01:34

to improve performance.

1:01:341:01:37

The widespread effect on the family

is just... It is horrific, and I am

1:01:371:01:44

going to have two... I don't know

how I am going to pick pieces up.

1:01:441:01:49

And Carol has the weather.

1:01:491:01:54

A band of rain, sleet and snow

moving northwards. Eventually that

1:01:541:01:57

will be confined to the hills in the

north but it will be significant.

1:01:571:02:03

The rest of the UK, a day of bright

spells, sunshine and showers. Some

1:02:031:02:06

of the showers could be heavy. I

will have more in minutes. -- in 15

1:02:061:02:15

minutes.

1:02:151:02:16

Police are trying to identify

a substance which caused a former

1:02:161:02:19

Russian agent who spied for Britain

to collapse in Salisbury.

1:02:191:02:21

Sergei Skripal, who is 66,

and a woman in her 30s are both now

1:02:211:02:25

critically ill in hospital.

1:02:251:02:26

Skripal was convicted of high

treason in his native Russia

1:02:261:02:29

after passing state secrets to MI6,

but was later given refuge

1:02:291:02:32

in Britain as part

of a prisoner swap.

1:02:321:02:34

In a moment, we will

talk to our reporter

1:02:341:02:37

Leila Nathoo, in Salisbury.

1:02:371:02:38

But first, our Moscow correspondent

Steve Rosenberg joins us.

1:02:381:02:40

Steve, what do we know

about Mr Skripal's links to Russia?

1:02:401:02:48

Well, we know that Sergei Skripal

worked for Russian military

1:02:541:02:57

intelligence. He was arrested in

2004 by Russian security agents

1:02:571:03:02

here, and in 2006 he was convicted

of high treason in the form of

1:03:021:03:07

espionage, found guilty of passing

state secrets to MI6, as you say,

1:03:071:03:13

and was sentenced to 13 years in

prison. But in 2010 he was released

1:03:131:03:19

as part of a big spy swap. Ten

Russian sleeper agents uncovered in

1:03:191:03:23

America were sent back home, four

people were released from jail in

1:03:231:03:28

Russia, and he moved to Britain.

Thank you very much for that, Steve.

1:03:281:03:34

Leila Nathoo is live in Salisbury

for us this morning.

1:03:341:03:40

Just give us a description of where

you are, where he was found and what

1:03:401:03:46

more we know.

Well, this shopping

centre behind me is the site where

1:03:461:03:53

Sergei Skripal and the 33-year-old

woman that he was with were found.

1:03:531:03:59

You might be able to see in the

distance a police tent has been

1:03:591:04:04

erected over a bench where the two

were found unconscious on Sunday

1:04:041:04:07

evening. Now, police so far have not

confirmed the identity of the two,

1:04:071:04:15

but we believe the man to be Sergei

Skripal. Police have still not given

1:04:151:04:20

update about the nature of the

substance the two were exposed to.

1:04:201:04:25

They say they are keeping an open

mind about the incident. They say

1:04:251:04:29

they are working to establish

whether or not a crime was even

1:04:291:04:32

committed here. They say it... Last

night they gave an update, they

1:04:321:04:37

haven't given an update this morning

but they said counterterrorism is

1:04:371:04:42

not involved, the counter-terror

unit here was not involved. But they

1:04:421:04:45

do say it that the two were known to

each other, and they are working to

1:04:451:04:49

find out exactly what caused the two

to become unconscious. Now, clearly

1:04:491:04:55

this will be a wide ranging enquiry.

Police last night here were

1:04:551:05:00

searching bins, police in protective

suits, in respiratory masks, were

1:05:001:05:05

searching bins. A high-street

Italian restaurant was closed nearby

1:05:051:05:10

as police try to piece together the

events which led up to those two

1:05:101:05:14

being found unconscious here.

Thank

you very much, and you are giving an

1:05:141:05:19

indication of so many questions to

be answered.

1:05:191:05:22

Public Health England have

challenged the food industry to cut

1:05:221:05:24

calories in products

like ready meals, sandwiches,

1:05:241:05:26

pizza and snacks.

1:05:261:05:27

It is hoped the plans,

targeting some of the most popular

1:05:271:05:30

family foods, could lead to a drop

in the number of obese children.

1:05:301:05:34

Our health correspondent

Adina Campbell explains.

1:05:341:05:37

They are some of our

biggest-selling products,

1:05:371:05:39

but not necessarily the healthiest.

1:05:391:05:40

Processed meals and food on the go

are, for many of us,

1:05:401:05:43

shopping basket staples.

1:05:431:05:45

But, as part of the Government's

plans to curb childhood obesity,

1:05:451:05:48

health officials are now calling

on food retailers and manufacturers

1:05:481:05:51

to reduce calories by 20% by 2024.

1:05:511:05:56

Public Health England says this can

be achieved in three ways.

1:05:561:06:00

Changing the recipes in meals,

using better-quality products.

1:06:001:06:05

Smaller portion sizes,

which would help control how

1:06:051:06:07

much we eat.

1:06:071:06:08

Or steering us to buy

lower-calories products in some

1:06:081:06:13

of our favourite foods.

1:06:131:06:16

We've announced a 20% calorie

reduction programme.

1:06:161:06:19

So that's taking calories out

of ready meals, out of pizzas,

1:06:191:06:23

out of savoury prepacked sandwiches,

out of savoury snacks,

1:06:231:06:31

and gradually, over a time,

improving the recipes

1:06:311:06:33

so we all eat healthier.

1:06:331:06:34

These posters are one way health

officials are hoping to make us more

1:06:341:06:38

aware of what we eat,

by having a benchmark of 400

1:06:381:06:41

calories at breakfast, and another

600 for lunch and dinner.

1:06:411:06:46

10 star jumps!

1:06:461:06:48

It is estimated some children

are consuming 500 calories more

1:06:481:06:51

than needed every day.

1:06:511:06:53

And, with around a third leaving

primary school overweight or obese,

1:06:531:06:57

health experts say Britain

needs to go on a diet.

1:06:571:06:59

Adina Campbell, BBC News.

1:06:591:07:07

In Syria, the first aid convoy

for three weeks has delivered

1:07:081:07:11

supplies to the rebel-held

territory Eastern Ghouta,

1:07:111:07:13

but aid workers were forced to cut

the mission short after dozens

1:07:131:07:16

of people were killed by shelling

from pro-government forces.

1:07:161:07:18

Nearly 400,000 people are thought

to be trapped in the enclave,

1:07:181:07:21

which has been the focus of heavy

fighting in recent months.

1:07:211:07:27

Water companies have been working

through the night to restore

1:07:271:07:30

supplies to thousands of homes

across south-east England affected

1:07:301:07:32

by burst pipes after last

week's cold weather.

1:07:321:07:34

Production at two of

Jaguar Land Rover's plants had to be

1:07:341:07:37

halted temporarily to allow water

to be prioritised by emergency

1:07:371:07:40

services and hospitals.

1:07:401:07:47

Tom Burridge reports.

1:07:471:07:48

After the big freeze,

the thaw, and cracked,

1:07:481:07:56

leaking water pipes in several

parts of the country.

1:07:571:08:00

So this the only supply

for thousands of people for several

1:08:001:08:05

days.

1:08:051:08:07

Thames Water is handing out bottles

of water to its customers in parts

1:08:071:08:11

of London which are cut off.

1:08:111:08:12

Large numbers of homes

in Scotland, Wales and southern

1:08:121:08:15

England are affected.

1:08:151:08:15

I've got five kids,

and literally without water

1:08:151:08:18

since 6:00am yesterday morning.

1:08:181:08:23

It's terrible.

1:08:231:08:24

Washing the bottles

is just a bit difficult.

1:08:241:08:27

There's a lot of stuff covered

in baby poo that I can't wash

1:08:271:08:30

at the moment.

1:08:301:08:38

7:30 in the morning they sent me

a message, the water's fixed.

1:08:391:08:42

Schools have closed.

1:08:421:08:43

Some say the water company

should have planned more.

1:08:431:08:45

At the very least, one would have

thought there would be some kind

1:08:451:08:49

of public inquiry.

1:08:491:08:50

People will be interested to know

whether they will get compensation

1:08:501:08:53

for what has happened.

1:08:531:08:54

Several water companies

have apologised.

1:08:541:08:55

They say they were working overnight

to get people connected again.

1:08:551:08:58

A new unit is being set up to tackle

gang activity and organised crime

1:08:581:09:02

being carried out within prisons

in England and Wales.

1:09:021:09:05

The Justice Secretary, David Gauke,

is concerned that too many prisoners

1:09:051:09:08

are able to smuggle drugs,

mobile phones and weapons

1:09:081:09:10

into their cells, fuelling

violence amongst inmates.

1:09:101:09:12

Under the changes set to be

announced later today,

1:09:121:09:15

inmates who get involved with crime

behind bars could be moved

1:09:151:09:17

to higher-security jails.

1:09:171:09:25

North Korean state media

is reporting that leader Kim Jong-un

1:09:261:09:29

is calling for closer

ties with South Korea.

1:09:291:09:31

It follows a rare visit

to the North Korean capital,

1:09:311:09:34

Pyongyang, by senior

officials from the South.

1:09:341:09:36

The US said it is cautiously

optimistic about improving

1:09:361:09:38

North-South contact,

but ruled out formal talks

1:09:381:09:40

with the North Korean regime

unless it is ready to give

1:09:401:09:43

up its nuclear weapons.

1:09:431:09:49

The packaging industry in England

has denied claims it is greatly

1:09:491:09:52

exaggerating the amount

of plastic it recycles.

1:09:521:09:54

Waste consultancy group Eunomia says

the industry's figures don't add up,

1:09:541:09:57

and companies aren't paying

enough towards the cost

1:09:571:09:59

of collection and processing.

1:09:591:10:00

Our environment analyst

Roger Harrabin explains.

1:10:001:10:08

Our former colleague and good friend

Bill Turnbull has announced

1:10:121:10:15

that he has been diagnosed

with prostate and bone cancer.

1:10:151:10:17

He tweeted the news late last night,

and has undergone chemotherapy.

1:10:171:10:20

He says he is in good spirits,

and hopes to be around

1:10:201:10:24

for some time yet.

1:10:241:10:30

He was with us at Breakfast for 15

years, before leaving

1:10:301:10:33

the sofa in 2016.

1:10:331:10:34

Bill was diagnosed at the end

of last year, during the recording

1:10:341:10:38

of The Great Celebrity Bake Off

For Stand Up To Cancer on Channel 4.

1:10:381:10:46

I was getting pains in my legs,

my hips particularly.

1:10:521:10:59

And they would come and go,

and I thought this is old age.

1:10:591:11:03

Eventually the pains

got so bad I thought,

1:11:031:11:06

well, I'd better go and see my GP.

1:11:061:11:08

He said, well, I'm just

going to give you a blood test,

1:11:081:11:12

just a sort of MOT, if you like,

just to check a few things out.

1:11:121:11:16

The next morning he called me

and asked me to come in pretty

1:11:161:11:19

quickly, and the doctor said it's

pretty clear from this that you have

1:11:191:11:23

advanced prostate cancer.

1:11:231:11:31

And as Eales said, it is a -- as

Eales said, it is a reminder to us

1:11:321:11:41

all to get regularly checked. -- as

Bill said. And even though he left

1:11:411:11:50

the programme two years ago, we are

still in a lottery syndicate

1:11:501:11:54

together, and I phoned him because

we had one £2.70.

1:11:541:12:05

we had one £2.70. -- won.

1:12:051:12:07

And you can see more

of that interview with Bill

1:12:071:12:10

on The Celebrity Bake Off

for Stand Up To Cancer,

1:12:101:12:13

tonight on Channel 4.

1:12:131:12:14

How did a former Russian spy end up

slumped on a bench in the centre

1:12:141:12:18

of Salisbury on Sunday afternoon,

and is this another example

1:12:181:12:20

of a former Russian agent

being poisoned on British soil?

1:12:201:12:23

These are the questions

facing investigators,

1:12:231:12:25

as Sergei Skripal and a woman

in her 30s remain critically

1:12:251:12:28

ill in hospital.

1:12:281:12:29

Police are still trying

to identify the substance

1:12:291:12:31

which caused him to collapse.

1:12:311:12:33

Journalist Oliver Bullough reported

on the inquiry into the death

1:12:331:12:35

of the former KGB agent

Alexander Litvinenko,

1:12:351:12:37

who was fatally poisoned

in London in 2006.

1:12:371:12:40

He joins us from our

London newsroom.

1:12:401:12:48

Thank you so much for coming on the

programme this morning and talking

1:12:491:12:52

to us about this. Can we start with

this case, Sergei Skripal. What more

1:12:521:12:58

do we know about this man?

Well, he

is always described as a Russian

1:12:581:13:04

spy, which is a little bit ironic,

because really he was a British spy.

1:13:041:13:08

He was working for the British

security services while he was

1:13:081:13:12

employed by Russian military

intelligence. That makes him

1:13:121:13:15

slightly different to Alexander

Litvinenko, the Man you mentioned

1:13:151:13:18

earlier, because Alexander

Litvinenko worked for a different

1:13:181:13:21

branch of the Russian security

services, and actually never worked

1:13:211:13:24

for foreign intelligence while he

was in Russia. He was essentially

1:13:241:13:28

persecuted in Russia for being a

whistleblower. He only worked for

1:13:281:13:33

foreign intelligence after he left

and defected to the West. There are

1:13:331:13:36

some similarities in that they were

both former Russian security service

1:13:361:13:40

employees, but be on that, they are

different.

And Sergei Skripal was

1:13:401:13:45

involved in this spy swap in 2010.

When that happens, what sort of

1:13:451:13:49

protection are those spies given in

both directions?

Well, essentially

1:13:491:13:54

you get a new identity, you get a

place to live. Obviously your

1:13:541:13:58

family, or his wife was taken out of

Russia to come with him. He would

1:13:581:14:03

have received a pension, and I

understand he was a regular lecturer

1:14:031:14:09

to new entrants to MI6, in order to

tell them about Russian

1:14:091:14:13

intelligence. So he was essentially

part of the British security

1:14:131:14:17

services family. And that presumably

is what he was doing in this

1:14:171:14:20

intervening eight years. Unlike

Alexander Litvinenko, again, he

1:14:201:14:25

didn't publicise his existence.

Alexander Litvinenko was an

1:14:251:14:33

inveterate self publicise, whereas

Sergei Skripal state under the

1:14:331:14:35

radar.

You attended the Alexander

Litvinenko enquiry every day it was

1:14:351:14:40

taking place. How did Russia react

to that, and how do you think they

1:14:401:14:45

will react to the new case?

One of

the astonishing things about the

1:14:451:14:52

enquiry was the sheer contempt

Russian enquiries showed it to the

1:14:521:14:57

investigation into the murder of

Alexander Litvinenko from the very

1:14:571:15:00

beginning. It is worth recapping,

Alexander Litvinenko was murdered in

1:15:001:15:03

2006 in the centre of London, and

the poison used to kill him,

1:15:031:15:07

polonium 210, is possibly the most

deadly poison known to man. The

1:15:071:15:13

ground that would kill everyone in

Britain and there would be enough

1:15:131:15:16

left over to kill most people in

France. It is absolutely lethal. He

1:15:161:15:20

was the first victim ever of

deliberate alpha radiation

1:15:201:15:25

poisoning, and the two meant he

killed him were amateurs, they

1:15:251:15:30

splashed around like aftershave,

contaminating large amounts of

1:15:301:15:32

hotels and restaurants in central

London, and yet the Russians refused

1:15:321:15:38

to extradite the suspect and during

the enquiry refused to make them

1:15:381:15:42

available to answer questions. Not

only did they do that, but during

1:15:421:15:45

the hearings, one of the suspects

was given a medal for services to

1:15:451:15:50

the fatherland. The Russians were

not interested at all in helping the

1:15:501:15:54

Met investigate the murder of

Litvinenko, and I imagine if this

1:15:541:15:58

turns out to be a similar case and

it would be naive to expect any help

1:15:581:16:03

from Moscow at all.

1:16:031:16:05

He was officially pardoned by

Vladimir Putin. Does that mean he

1:16:091:16:13

was a threat for Russia? How was he

viewed?

Judging from the revelations

1:16:131:16:20

of Litvinenko, we need to look at

what he has been doing in the last

1:16:201:16:26

two years, months, for why this

happened, if indeed it was a

1:16:261:16:31

poisoning. -- few years. The

connection to Litvinenko, there was

1:16:311:16:34

a lot of speculation at his death

that it was caused by his

1:16:341:16:39

relationship with Russia. But it was

probably because of the Spanish

1:16:391:16:46

services and mafia services and

bridges services and activities in

1:16:461:16:49

this country. -- British services.

It is more likely they will look at

1:16:491:16:56

what he has been doing in the past

few years, maybe things he revealed

1:16:561:16:59

about his work in Russia that might

be uncomfortable to currently exist

1:16:591:17:03

in Russia's state programme, rather

than staff in the past which Russia

1:17:031:17:10

is happy to forget about.

-- stuff.

Thank you so much for that. It is

1:17:101:17:17

the front page on many papers.

We

will continue to talk about it on

1:17:171:17:21

Breakfast.

Something else we are

talking about is trampolines.

1:17:211:17:26

The last few years have seen a boom

in the popularity of trampoline

1:17:261:17:30

parks across the UK,

from just three in 2014 to more

1:17:301:17:33

than 200 now.

1:17:331:17:34

But their popularity is being linked

to a rise in hospital admissions.

1:17:341:17:37

A Freedom of Information request

by the BBC found ambulance crews

1:17:371:17:40

were called out to more than 1,200

incidents at trampoline parks

1:17:401:17:43

in England last year.

1:17:431:17:44

Anna Crossley reports.

1:17:441:17:47

Good girl.

1:17:471:17:51

She was really distraught,

she was hysterical,

1:17:511:17:54

which is not like her.

1:17:541:17:56

She's normally quite resilient.

1:17:561:18:00

What should have been a fun day

out ended with a trip

1:18:001:18:05

to A&E.

1:18:051:18:13

One of the staff ran over

and said "Don't worry,

1:18:131:18:16

don't worry, she's just

landed awkwardly."

1:18:161:18:20

But I knew, definitely,

as I think a mum does,

1:18:201:18:23

there was something wrong.

1:18:231:18:24

there was something wrong.

1:18:241:18:24

Her worst fears were confirmed.

1:18:241:18:25

Her worst fears were confirmed.

1:18:251:18:26

Her 3-year-old daughter,

Cameron, had broken her leg.

1:18:261:18:33

She was taken to a Leeds Child

Infirmary where staff well versed

1:18:331:18:37

in dealing with trampoline injuries.

1:18:371:18:38

They said they were

keeping them in business.

1:18:381:18:40

They were not surprised and said

it was quite a regular thing,

1:18:401:18:41

having children coming

in with broken bones.

1:18:411:18:44

In the last few years,

trampoline parks have

1:18:441:18:46

surged in popularity.

1:18:461:18:47

There are now around 200 in the UK.

1:18:471:18:51

So it's hardly surprising

there's been an increase

1:18:511:18:53

in the number of accidents.

1:18:531:18:58

But it is the severity of these

injuries which is concerning this

1:18:581:19:01

children's hospital,

so much so it has launched

1:19:011:19:03

an internal audit.

1:19:031:19:09

If you are injured from

a trampoline, you are more likely

1:19:091:19:12

to have a serious injury

if it is from a trampoline park.

1:19:121:19:16

Broken limbs and hitting heads

as well, people bouncing

1:19:161:19:18

into each other.

1:19:181:19:21

And it is not only medical

professionals who are concerned

1:19:211:19:24

about these injuries.

1:19:241:19:25

Even trampoline park owners

are saying it is time that tighter

1:19:251:19:28

controls were introduced.

1:19:281:19:30

I am worried about the injuries

at trampoline parks.

1:19:301:19:38

Am I worried about

injuries at Gravity, no.

1:19:381:19:40

We have a 0.01% injury rate.

1:19:401:19:46

But so many of these should

not be able to operate.

1:19:461:19:49

In fact, there is so much concern

within the industry itself,

1:19:491:19:52

some owners like Michael

have been working with

1:19:521:19:54

The British Standards Institution

to draw up a new set of safety

1:19:541:19:57

And although there will be no legal

requirement to comply, it is hoped

1:19:571:20:03

the majority will sign up.

1:20:031:20:07

It will cover construction

of the park, the nuts and bolts

1:20:071:20:10

and how high off the floor it should

be, and the operation

1:20:101:20:14

of the policies that should be

in place, and the type of training

1:20:141:20:17

that needs to be identified in order

to operate a safe park.

1:20:171:20:21

There is no doubt trampolining

is good fun and good exercise,

1:20:211:20:24

the challenge now is ensuring that

safety standards can keep up

1:20:241:20:27

with the speed at which

the industry is growing.

1:20:271:20:29

Anna Crossley, BBC News.

1:20:291:20:33

I imagine many of you have gone to

these parks.

1:20:331:20:35

Donna Brailsford is

a Major Trauma Nurse

1:20:351:20:37

at Sheffield Children's Hospital,

she joins us from our Sheffield

1:20:371:20:40

newsroom.

1:20:401:20:40

You have looked at how many people

get injured. Tell us about dealing

1:20:401:20:44

with this one a day today basis.

Does this happen often?

It is not

1:20:441:20:49

uncommon at all for us to see

injuries, broken bones, as was

1:20:491:20:54

mentioned earlier in the report,

lacerations to heads that have

1:20:541:21:01

clashed together. More often than

not, it is fractured bones and

1:21:011:21:05

sprains and ligament damage and

dislocation, really. But we have

1:21:051:21:11

noticed a trend in the injuries

being more significant from indoor

1:21:111:21:15

parks in comparison to garden

trampolines.

Wanted to ask about

1:21:151:21:20

that. Have you any indication why

that might be the case, more often

1:21:201:21:24

they are injured in trampling parks?

-- trampoline. They mentioned it,

1:21:241:21:33

there is a greater gravity, the

larger trampolines rather than the

1:21:331:21:39

indoor ones. You have a greater

force. It is through general awkward

1:21:391:21:43

landing. We noticed many more were

happening without collision in

1:21:431:21:47

comparison to those that were just

jumping on together. I think purely

1:21:471:21:54

because of the actual force of it,

that is what causes the more

1:21:541:21:58

significant injuries in comparison

to the garden trampolines.

What

1:21:581:22:02

would you like to see change, what

would make a difference?

I think I

1:22:021:22:08

mean, going to these trampoline

parks, they are absolutely fine. It

1:22:081:22:12

is great exercise. I would not

discourage children from doing it.

1:22:121:22:18

It is the general safety awareness

that we need to instil better, the

1:22:181:22:25

registration and policies, so they

have policies to abide by. They can

1:22:251:22:31

still have fun, but it can still be

appropriately supervised.

You are

1:22:311:22:37

talking about the appropriate

supervision, presumably from people

1:22:371:22:41

working at these trampoline parks

and parents as well?

Absolutely,

1:22:411:22:45

yes. You have got, you know, the

people that work there should

1:22:451:22:50

actually be trained up so they are

aware of it. General first aid as

1:22:501:22:56

well so they can help those children

out if they do sustain an injury.

1:22:561:23:00

But also, parents should have a duty

themselves for their own children to

1:23:001:23:06

make sure they are properly

supervising them as much as anyone

1:23:061:23:10

else.

Good to talk to you. Thank you

so much for joining us. We should

1:23:101:23:15

mention as well that we have another

guest later.

1:23:151:23:22

A spokesperson from

the International Association

1:23:221:23:23

of Trampoline Parks said owners

are working with the British

1:23:231:23:26

standards institution to draw up

a new set of safety guidelines

1:23:261:23:29

for trampoline parks.

1:23:291:23:30

My daughter had her ankle fixed in

that hospital because of a

1:23:301:23:35

trampoline injury at a trampoline

park.

1:23:351:23:43

park. Another big lad landed on her

ankle. A 14-year-old landing on an

1:23:541:23:57

eight-year-old. But she's OK. It was

a long time ago. The weather. A

1:23:571:24:01

beautiful picture. Good morning.

This morning we have

1:24:011:24:03

beautiful picture. Good morning.

This morning we have a lot of

1:24:031:24:04

different weather on offer.

Something for everyone. Rain and

1:24:041:24:06

sleet and snow in sunshine and

bright spells, even patchy mist as

1:24:061:24:09

well. The rain and hail and snow

will continue to go north across the

1:24:091:24:14

north of the country, eventually

becoming confined to the hills, with

1:24:141:24:18

sunshine and showers further south.

Some of the showers later in the

1:24:181:24:23

day, especially in Devon and

Cornwall, will turn heavy and

1:24:231:24:26

thundery. Low pressure is very much

driving weather and will continue to

1:24:261:24:30

do so for the next few days. The

front is moving north and taking a

1:24:301:24:35

combination of rain and sleet and

snow with it. This is what has been

1:24:351:24:39

happening in the last few hours.

Snow in the hills of northern

1:24:391:24:42

England and Scotland. Do not be

surprised if, even at lower levels,

1:24:421:24:48

the Central Lowlands, for example,

this morning, snow and sleet

1:24:481:24:53

falling, because it will be heavy

enough for that to happen. We do not

1:24:531:24:56

expect it to be problematic. Heavy

snow will push across the hills, for

1:24:561:25:01

example, as we go through the day.

15 centimetres, getting near six

1:25:011:25:06

inches. There will be an easterly

wind. It will feel cold. For the

1:25:061:25:13

rest of the UK, looking at a dry

day. Bright spells. Sunny spells. A

1:25:131:25:19

few showers at the moment. Rain on

and off across Northern Ireland.

1:25:191:25:24

Showers in the south, especially the

south-west, through the afternoon.

1:25:241:25:30

Temperature-wise, lighter winds,

further south, 10-12. Feeling nice

1:25:301:25:34

for this stage in March. Don't

forget, fuelling cold in the rain

1:25:341:25:38

and sleet and snow in Scotland. --

feeling. Overnight, low pressure

1:25:381:25:44

pushing north across the North Sea,

changing the distribution of where

1:25:441:25:47

we see the snow overnight. It will

be across the Northern Isles and

1:25:471:25:51

northern and western Scotland. Away

from that, cloud at times. Showers

1:25:511:25:57

and frost and the risk of ice. And

if that was not enough, patchy and

1:25:571:26:05

dense fog forming in East Anglia and

the south-east. That could prove to

1:26:051:26:09

be problematic if you are heading

out early on the morning. The south,

1:26:091:26:14

tomorrow, showers coming in. Dry

weather. The weather system pushing

1:26:141:26:19

north. The weather front attached to

it takes that rain and wintriness

1:26:191:26:24

that bit further north-west. For

much of the UK, dry skies and

1:26:241:26:29

sunshine. Showers, especially in the

west. Some could be heavy with some

1:26:291:26:33

thunder and lightning once again. By

the time you get to Thursday, a

1:26:331:26:38

weather front straight across the

English Channel producing rain on

1:26:381:26:40

either side of it. The Channel

Islands are also seeing rain, but a

1:26:401:26:45

lot of dry weather and a fair bit of

sunshine, but still some of those

1:26:451:26:50

pesky wintry showers. Back to you.

Thank you very much. A bit late with

1:26:501:26:57

Carol today.

We

1:26:571:26:59

Thank you very much. A bit late with

Carol today.

We were, but thank

1:26:591:27:01

goodness we had her.

I know some

people can be thrown off while

1:27:011:30:26

There is more on our website.

1:30:261:30:34

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

1:30:351:30:41

Here is a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News: Police

1:30:411:30:45

are trying to identify a substance

which caused a former Russian agent

1:30:451:30:48

who spied for Britain

to collapse in Salisbury.

1:30:481:30:50

Sergei Skripal, who is 66,

and a woman in her 30s are both now

1:30:501:30:54

critically ill in hospital.

1:30:541:30:55

He was convicted of high treason

in his native Russia after passing

1:30:551:30:58

state secrets to MI6,

but was later given refuge

1:30:581:31:01

in Britain as part

of a prisoner swap.

1:31:011:31:03

Ben Emmerson QC represented

Alexander Litvinenko's widow

1:31:031:31:05

at the inquiry into her husband's

death in London at the hands

1:31:051:31:08

of Russian agents in 2006.

1:31:081:31:16

He says serious questions may need

to be asked about this latest

1:31:191:31:22

incident.

1:31:221:31:29

If Sergei Skripal turns out to have

been the target of a Russian

1:31:291:31:32

assassination attempt,

the Prime Minister and the Home

1:31:321:31:36

Secretary must promptly announce

a public enquiry to determine

1:31:361:31:39

the extent of Kremlin involvement.

1:31:391:31:41

Manufacturers of some

of the country's most popular foods

1:31:411:31:44

have been asked to cut portion sizes

and number of calories

1:31:441:31:47

in their products.

1:31:471:31:48

Public Health England hopes

the plans, which will focus on ready

1:31:481:31:51

meals, pre-packed sandwiches

and savoury snacks, will help cut

1:31:511:31:53

the number of obese children

over the next six years.

1:31:531:31:56

The agency is also launching

a campaign encouraging adults

1:31:561:31:58

to consume 400 calories at breakfast

and 600 each at lunch and dinner.

1:31:581:32:06

This is about improving everyday

foods. We have announced a calorie

1:32:111:32:15

reduction programme, that is taking

calories out of ready meals, pizzas,

1:32:151:32:19

out of savoury prepacked sandwiches,

savoury snacks, and gradually over

1:32:191:32:24

time improving the recipes so we all

eat healthier.

1:32:241:32:30

In Syria, the first aid convoy

for three weeks has delivered

1:32:301:32:33

supplies to the rebel-held

territory Eastern Ghouta,

1:32:331:32:35

but aid workers were forced to cut

the mission short after dozens

1:32:351:32:39

of people were killed by shelling

from pro-government forces.

1:32:391:32:41

Nearly 400,000 people are thought

to be trapped in the enclave,

1:32:411:32:44

which has been the focus of heavy

fighting in recent months.

1:32:441:32:49

A new unit is being set up to tackle

gang activity and organised crime

1:32:491:32:53

being carried out within prisons

in England and Wales.

1:32:531:32:55

The Justice Secretary, David Gauke,

is concerned that too many prisoners

1:32:551:32:58

are able to smuggle drugs,

mobile phones and weapons

1:32:581:33:00

into their cells fuelling

violence amongst inmates.

1:33:001:33:02

Under the changes set to be

announced later today,

1:33:021:33:05

inmates who get involved with crime

behind bars could be moved

1:33:051:33:08

to higher-security jails.

1:33:081:33:14

North Korean state media

is reporting that leader Kim Jong-un

1:33:141:33:17

is calling for closer

ties with South Korea.

1:33:171:33:19

It follows a rare visit

to the North Korean capital,

1:33:191:33:21

Pyongyang, by senior

officials from the South.

1:33:211:33:23

The US said it is cautiously

optimistic about improving

1:33:231:33:26

North-South contact,

but ruled out formal talks

1:33:261:33:28

with the North Korean regime

unless it is ready to give

1:33:281:33:31

up its nuclear weapons.

1:33:311:33:36

The packaging industry in England

has denied claims that it is greatly

1:33:361:33:39

exaggerating the amount

of plastic it recycles.

1:33:391:33:42

It follows the release of a report

today by waste consultancy group

1:33:421:33:45

Eunomia, who say the industry's

figures don't add up and companies

1:33:451:33:48

aren't paying enough

towards the £2.8 billion annual cost

1:33:481:33:50

of collecting and

processing plastic.

1:33:501:33:58

Now, how far have you

gone for your boss?

1:34:121:34:14

A man who ran his first

half-marathon at the weekend,

1:34:141:34:17

and won the race, has been

disqualified after he ran

1:34:171:34:19

under his boss's name.

1:34:191:34:21

24-year-old Jack Gray took the place

of 49-year-old Andrew Rawlings,

1:34:211:34:23

who was injured.

1:34:231:34:24

Jack said he did tell

the organisers, but he was still

1:34:241:34:27

disqualified when they found

out what had happened.

1:34:271:34:35

He

1:34:381:34:39

I would imagine, I haven't seen a

picture of his boss, but I imagine

1:34:391:34:43

it is quite obvious he is not a

45-year-old fell.

You can't get away

1:34:431:34:48

with that skulduggery. Imagine if

that happened in your triathlon.

1:34:481:34:52

Somebody ran instead of me? It might

go faster! You know me, though, I

1:34:521:34:59

just like racing.

1:34:591:35:05

just like racing. And John is

looking at all the day's sport, and

1:35:051:35:09

this time yesterday you were saying

I am sure we are going to hear from

1:35:091:35:13

Sir Bradley Wiggins, and he spoke

exclusively with the BBC.

And a very

1:35:131:35:20

staunch defence of his reputation

and what he has achieved in the

1:35:201:35:23

sport. He said he is 100% not a

cheat, he has only ever ridden

1:35:231:35:29

clean, and he says the drugs he has

taken were only for genuine medical

1:35:291:35:34

conditions, asthma and allergy is,

not to improve performance.

1:35:341:35:41

So really staunch defence of his

reputation, and interesting to hear

1:35:411:35:45

that it has not just affected him,

but his family, deeply.

1:35:451:35:58

The widespread effect

on the family is just...

1:35:581:36:00

It's horrific, and I'm

going to have to...

1:36:001:36:02

I don't know how I'm

going to pick pieces up.

1:36:021:36:06

It is just... I wouldn't wish it

upon anyone. I have worked and had

1:36:061:36:10

the passion I have for the sport for

15, 20 years. Jerseys, I have been

1:36:101:36:17

writing a book all morning about the

love of the sport. To do that to the

1:36:171:36:21

sport, I mean, it is just absurd.

These allegations, it is the worst

1:36:211:36:26

thing to be accused of, I have said

that before. What it is also the

1:36:261:36:31

hardest thing to prove you haven't

done, because we are not dealing in

1:36:311:36:35

the legal system. I would have had

more rights if I had murdered

1:36:351:36:39

someone, in this process.

1:36:391:36:43

And he is adamant he has not crossed

and ethical line in that report

1:36:431:36:49

which came out from a group of MPs

yesterday. I think he feels a lot of

1:36:491:36:54

what was written is based on

innuendo and conjecture, and what

1:36:541:36:59

was delivered to him in a package at

the end of a race in 2011. He says

1:36:591:37:04

he never knew what was in there, and

he claims he doesn't know if that

1:37:041:37:10

package was even delivered, or if

anyone received it. It is not like

1:37:101:37:14

he was waiting for delivery. And I

think he feels that there needs to

1:37:141:37:19

be more facts and more evidence.

There is a source quoted saying if

1:37:191:37:24

he wants the facts, he is encouraged

to come out and provide more detail.

1:37:241:37:31

Other people have been saying until

there is hard evidence we should

1:37:311:37:35

reserve judgement. And others

immediately questioning his

1:37:351:37:39

achievements.

1:37:391:37:44

Now, have we got a cople

of great goals for you.

1:37:441:37:47

Relegation-threatened Crystal Palace

giving Manchester United

1:37:471:37:48

a real scare.

1:37:481:37:49

Andros Townsend's shot

was worthy of the lead.

1:37:491:37:51

It wasn't long after

the break they were 2-0 up.

1:37:511:37:54

But United scored three times,

the last one this stoppage-time

1:37:541:37:57

stunner from Nemanja Matic,

which might have got him out

1:37:571:37:59

of trouble with his manager.

1:37:591:38:03

He almost killed me with one

action inside of our box,

1:38:031:38:06

because he took

an eternity to clear.

1:38:061:38:08

So one minute he was killing me,

the next minute he pushed

1:38:081:38:11

me to satisfaction.

1:38:111:38:19

You might have seen his opposite

number, Pep Guardiola,

1:38:231:38:26

wearing a yellow ribbon

on the sidelines.

1:38:261:38:28

There it is.

1:38:281:38:28

He does so in support of politicians

in his native Catalonia

1:38:281:38:31

in their fight for independence.

1:38:311:38:33

He has accepted an FA charge.

1:38:331:38:34

Rules don't allow players

and managers to display political

1:38:341:38:37

symbols.

1:38:371:38:37

He says he will continue to wear it

before and after matches,

1:38:371:38:40

which he can't be punished for.

1:38:401:38:48

City are in action tomorrow

as the Champions League returns.

1:38:531:38:56

Liverpool in action tonight,

5-0 up against Porto heading

1:38:561:38:58

into their second leg at Anfield.

1:38:581:39:00

No wonder manager Jurgen Klopp

is looking so relaxed.

1:39:001:39:08

Following on from Frances

McDormand's acceptance speech

1:39:081:39:10

at the Oscars, in which she got

every woman nominated for an award

1:39:101:39:14

to stand up, Serena Williams has

added to calls for greater equality.

1:39:141:39:17

Back on court, at the tie-break tens

competition in New York as one

1:39:171:39:21

of the world's leading sportswomen,

she added her voice

1:39:211:39:23

for greater change.

1:39:231:39:28

You know, be comfortable with having

uncomfortable conversations.

1:39:281:39:30

Like, we deserve to be paid

what a guy does, you know.

1:39:301:39:33

We deserve to be treated

fairly, the same way.

1:39:331:39:35

Conversations that really, in 2018,

we shouldn't have to have.

1:39:351:39:38

And I think it's important to have

them, and important to speak out

1:39:381:39:42

loud and clear and say,

no, this isn't right.

1:39:421:39:50

And, just before I go,

we have all been feeling the freeze

1:39:531:39:57

recently, but there are some brave

souls prepared to take to the water

1:39:571:40:00

in St Petersburg at the weekend.

1:40:001:40:08

Participants from 13

different countries,

1:40:101:40:12

including the USA, Switzerland, UK,

and Finland, braved the icy waters

1:40:121:40:15

of the Neva River.

1:40:151:40:16

The water temperature

was just above freezing,

1:40:161:40:18

with surrounding ice 40cm thick,

while the temperature outside

1:40:181:40:20

was minus 16 degrees.

1:40:201:40:21

They may be brave, but I think

a warm blanket will do me.

1:40:211:40:29

I like the fact he was swimming with

a hat on.

I suppose if you are out

1:40:311:40:37

of the water, that is all you are

feeling, the cold.

1:40:371:40:40

We are all used to the warnings that

many of our waistlines

1:40:401:40:43

are expanding, and far too many

children are becoming obese.

1:40:431:40:46

Products like these ready meals,

pre-packed sandwiches,

1:40:461:40:48

pizzas and savoury snacks

often take the blame.

1:40:481:40:50

So now, Public Health England

are calling on manufacturers to cut

1:40:501:40:53

the number of calories in some

of our favourite foods.

1:40:531:40:55

Is this the answer to the obesity

epidemic, or do we all need to take

1:40:551:41:00

more personal responsibility?

1:41:001:41:00

We asked the people

of Manchester for their views

1:41:001:41:03

on counting calories.

1:41:031:41:11

I wouldn't know where to start with

calories. Just numbers, aren't they?

1:41:121:41:18

No idea.

I have always calorie

counted. You just check everything,

1:41:181:41:24

and the fat content as well.

I just

try and eat healthy, choose right.

1:41:241:41:32

If you weigh yourself regularly, and

I do every night, if you put two

1:41:321:41:36

pounds on, you need to get it off

straightaway. If you get ten pounds

1:41:361:41:44

off, you will have a job.

I try to

know what I am eating, and to

1:41:441:41:53

balance out the amount of calories.

They can cause all kinds of

1:41:531:42:00

problems, and you can pass those

down to your kids, as well, if you

1:42:001:42:03

have got kids.

There is a lovely

aroma in the studio. I don't mean

1:42:031:42:09

that about you. Your perfume is

obviously lovely, but I am talking

1:42:091:42:15

about this beautiful arrangement of

food.

Nice to see you. I can't count

1:42:151:42:20

how many times we talk about this on

Breakfast, about rising levels of

1:42:201:42:26

obesity, especially children, and

all the rest of it. They are now

1:42:261:42:31

talking about bringing down calories

in foods like this.

Yes, so what is

1:42:311:42:37

really interesting, Public Health

England are aiming to reduce the

1:42:371:42:40

calorie content of savoury products

by about 20%. What I think will be

1:42:401:42:44

more important is focusing on the

much higher calorie food. If you

1:42:441:42:49

have a 300 calorie sandwich, that is

not excessive. If you have a 700

1:42:491:42:54

calorie sandwich, yes, there might

be benefits in pulling down the

1:42:541:42:58

calories of that sandwich.

It is an

interesting reaction. The head of

1:42:581:43:06

the Institute of economic affairs

has said the nanny state zealots at

1:43:061:43:09

Public Health England have lost the

plot. The only way companies can

1:43:091:43:13

realistically manage this is by

shrinking their products. We have

1:43:131:43:17

already seen this with chocolate

bars and other sugary treats. Now

1:43:171:43:21

the great British rip-off is being

extended. Does he have a point?

I

1:43:211:43:26

think calories are not always king.

We have these two sandwiches in

1:43:261:43:34

front of us, the ham sandwich and a

chicken sandwich. A ham sandwich

1:43:341:43:38

actually comes in...

Shall I unveil?

The ham sandwich comes in that fewer

1:43:381:43:43

calories, however the chicken

sandwich would need a better choice

1:43:431:43:47

because as you can see it is on the

Wholemeal bread, so it has more

1:43:471:43:51

fibre, it has more salad and we

should all be eating more salad, and

1:43:511:43:55

it has chicken instead of red meat,

so it will have less salt. It is

1:43:551:43:59

about taking a step back and looking

at the product and what we are

1:43:591:44:03

eating.

And will they be able to

reduce the calories in these

1:44:031:44:07

products are not make them smaller?

That was the accusation, wasn't it?

1:44:071:44:12

Yes, so companies have three

different options, either

1:44:121:44:15

reformulating with the recipes,

making them smaller, or helping

1:44:151:44:19

consumers to make the healthier

choice.

We talk about calories a

1:44:191:44:23

lot, but calories can be really...

Not confusing, but if you just talk

1:44:231:44:28

about calories it can be quite hard

to get your head around things.

1:44:281:44:32

Because something like an avocado,

which everyone tells you is a

1:44:321:44:35

superfood, is ridiculously

calorific, but good fat.

I think for

1:44:351:44:41

most of us we shouldn't be calorie

counting, but we should be calorie

1:44:411:44:45

aware. You know there are more

calories in a Mars bar than an

1:44:451:44:50

Apple, and that is a step in the

right direction. So we need to be

1:44:501:44:55

thinking about how people are

eating. If we have TV, turn it off

1:44:551:44:59

during a meal and really savour what

you are eating, and not grazing

1:44:591:45:03

throughout the day, and not skipping

meals either. It is about having a

1:45:031:45:07

healthy relationship with food as

well.

One thing we do is, if you

1:45:071:45:12

have a sandwich, a packet of crisps

and the soft drink, you can really

1:45:121:45:16

go through a lot of calories in just

a simple lunch, can't you?

You can

1:45:161:45:20

really reach for around 1000

calories, which for a woman is half

1:45:201:45:25

her daily intake, that is not

including snacks and evening meal as

1:45:251:45:28

well.

1:45:281:45:35

What is an example of a good one?

A

bowl of cereal with some orange

1:45:361:45:41

juice. Lunch, a sandwich with them

you get. Evening meal, spaghetti

1:45:411:45:48

Bolognese.

1:45:481:45:53

Bolognese. You have some snacks as

well. Snacking on things like fruit,

1:45:531:46:02

cheese, yoghurt, that's recommended

as well.

Thank you for coming. It is

1:46:051:46:08

nice to smell bangers and mash in

the morning. Do you want some?

Not

1:46:081:46:14

at all.

746. It is not actually hot,

do you know that? It's cold.

1:46:141:46:26

Magnificent. Thank you very much.

I

do not want any of that right now.

1:46:261:46:32

Thank you for watching us.

1:46:321:46:37

The main stories.

1:46:371:46:38

A former Russian spy is critically

ill in hospital after being exposed

1:46:381:46:42

to an unknown substance

in Salisbury.

1:46:421:46:43

Britain needs to go on a diet,

according to public health officials

1:46:431:46:47

who are calling on portion sizes

and calorie counts to be cut.

1:46:471:46:52

I am not sure you are extolling the

virtues of those bangers and mash.

1:46:521:47:01

The smell of food with many people,

it is like a bacon sandwich. Many

1:47:011:47:05

vegetarians are watching, good

morning to you as well. But it just

1:47:051:47:10

makes you go bananas.

Good morning.

I will decline. All of this talk of

1:47:101:47:23

diets, I have been holding my

breath. A lot of weather. Rain and

1:47:231:47:27

sleet and snow and sunshine. The

rain and sleet and snow is going

1:47:271:47:32

north, clearing northern England and

continuing across Scotland. The

1:47:321:47:35

south, a dry picture. We will

1:47:351:47:37

continuing across Scotland. The

south, a dry picture. We will see

1:47:371:47:38

showers. Further showers are

developing, some are heavy in

1:47:381:47:41

Cornwall later. Low pressure is in

control. This weather front is

1:47:411:47:47

dragging rain and sleet and snow

north. Today we will see significant

1:47:471:47:52

snowfall in the hills of Scotland.

The Grampians could have 15

1:47:521:47:57

centimetres of fresh snow. This is

the most recent snow at radar. You

1:47:571:48:01

can see where it is. A lot of it is

in the hills. The

1:48:011:48:12

in the hills. The heavier bursts,

you'll see it in the Central

1:48:121:48:15

Lowlands. It is moving north and it

will brighten up in northern England

1:48:151:48:18

and southern Scotland. The rest of

England and Wales, a fair bit of

1:48:181:48:22

cloud. Some bright breaks. Some

sunshine. Also showers. Later,

1:48:221:48:28

heaviest in Devon and Cornwall,

possibly the odd flash of lightning.

1:48:281:48:33

Light winds in the south making it

feel pleasant for this stage of

1:48:331:48:37

March. Rain in the north with wind

blowing that snow and it will feel

1:48:371:48:42

cold. This evening and overnight,

low pressure continuing to go north.

1:48:421:48:47

The distribution of the snow

changes. Across Shetland at lower

1:48:471:48:50

levels, the Northern Isles

generally, in the north-west.

1:48:501:48:54

Overnight, showers moving from the

south-west to the south-east. A risk

1:48:541:49:00

of patchy and dense fog in East

Anglia and the south-east. Frost and

1:49:001:49:05

the risk of ice on untreated

surfaces. Tomorrow, starting with

1:49:051:49:11

patchy and dense fog. Showers in the

south-eastern corner. Rain,

1:49:111:49:16

wintriness in the far north-west of

Scotland. For the rest of us,

1:49:161:49:20

largely dry. Fairly bright.

Sunshine. And showers here and

1:49:201:49:26

there. We will not all see them. If

you catch one in the south of

1:49:261:49:32

England, it could be heavy with hail

and thunder and lightning. Thursday,

1:49:321:49:37

a weather front is draped across the

English Channel producing rain on

1:49:371:49:41

either side of it. Southern counties

of England and the Channel Islands,

1:49:411:49:45

likely to see that rain. Look at the

dry weather. Scotland, compared to

1:49:451:49:50

what you have had of late, quite

different. Having said that, still,

1:49:501:49:54

there will be wintry showers. But

not all of us will see them, that is

1:49:541:49:59

the nature of showers. Thank you.

See you later. There have been many

1:49:591:50:08

lead stories in the past few weeks,

but the vast majority have gone with

1:50:081:50:12

this one this morning.

1:50:121:50:13

but the vast majority have gone with

this one this morning. A Russian spy

1:50:131:50:14

is critically ill after suspected

poisoning from a double agent

1:50:141:50:18

is critically ill after suspected

poisoning from a double agent, found

1:50:181:50:20

in Salisbury. The Sun. The front

page. Daily Telegraph as well. A

1:50:201:50:29

Russian spy fights for life after

poisoning. The Daily Mail. Spy swap.

1:50:291:50:36

A Russian is poisoned in Britain.

Another front-page. It is close to

1:50:361:50:40

home for us. This is about Bill

Turnbull, who worked here for 15

1:50:401:50:46

years, sitting here on this so far.

He announced yesterday he has

1:50:461:50:50

prostate cancer. He has known for a

while but announced yesterday. And

1:50:501:50:54

is undergoing treatment. I spoke to

him yesterday and he was very

1:50:541:51:01

chipper. Talking about that on the

Daily Mirror. He says to give

1:51:011:51:06

thoughts to everyone who will be

told they have cancer every day. And

1:51:061:51:11

he has told people to get checked as

well to be that as on the Daily

1:51:111:51:16

Express.

Thank you for your lovely

messages you have sent to Bill. We

1:51:161:51:19

will send on as many as we can. He

knows there is a huge public

1:51:191:51:23

affection for him and many people

are shocked.

Another story. We have

1:51:231:51:27

talked about calories. Also that

this is interesting. It is in the

1:51:271:51:34

Daily Mail. Everyone is cleaning

incorrectly, apparently. They have

1:51:341:51:39

published 12 tips which will help

you save time when you clean.

1:51:391:51:43

Challenges of the get as much done

as possible in 30 minutes. --

1:51:431:51:50

challenge yourself. Do not do it

room by room, do it chore by chore.

1:51:501:51:59

They have digressed slightly. Use

slower spin speeds and shake clothes

1:51:591:52:15

to cut creases. Dust blinds with a

slightly damp sock over your hand.

1:52:151:52:18

That is how you do it.

Perfect. I

will do that later today.

Use

1:52:181:52:22

someone else's. Don't use your own

sock. That's crucial.

Cleaning tips

1:52:221:52:31

from Dan.

1:52:311:52:33

Thousands of homes across the UK

are still without water

1:52:331:52:36

because of burst pipes caused by

last week's freezing temperatures.

1:52:361:52:39

Steph has the latest.

1:52:391:52:40

All this, of course,

came about because of burst pipes

1:52:401:52:42

caused by last week's

freezing temperatures.

1:52:421:52:44

It is still carrying on, causing

problems for many people. Things are

1:52:441:52:47

getting better. Here is an update.

1:52:471:52:49

All this, of course,

came about because of burst pipes

1:52:491:52:52

caused by last week's

freezing temperatures.

1:52:521:52:53

Supplies have been affected

in the south of England,

1:52:531:52:56

Wales, the Midlands,

Yorkshire and Scotland.

1:52:561:52:57

Several customers are being advised

against all but essential use,

1:52:571:53:00

with bottled water having to be

handed out in some areas.

1:53:001:53:03

Severn Trent Water which covered

the Midlands has asked the carmaker

1:53:031:53:04

Jaguar Landrover to reduce

consumption to help supply.

1:53:041:53:06

Also production at the Cadbury

factory has been affected.

1:53:061:53:10

Let's get the latest

from Tony Smith, CEO of the consumer

1:53:101:53:13

watchdog

the Consumer Council for Water.

1:53:131:53:21

Good morning.

In mourning.

I imagine

you are very busy. -- good morning.

1:53:291:53:38

The main focus is to get people back

on supply and to get customers

1:53:381:53:44

informed about what is going on.

They are gradually reducing the

1:53:441:53:48

number of customers who have not got

any water, but there is a lot of

1:53:481:53:53

work to do to keep customers

informed. We are still getting many

1:53:531:53:57

complaints that companies are not

keeping websites up-to-date, keeping

1:53:571:53:59

customers informed, of when they

will be back in supply.

Do you think

1:53:591:54:05

the water companies have coped? Many

people have said this is

1:54:051:54:09

unprecedented. Have they coped?

Clearly, it was very cold over the

1:54:091:54:14

weekend, but it was also

predictable. These things happen.

1:54:141:54:19

There was an incident in 2000 and

which affected many companies in the

1:54:191:54:23

North of England, in fact, Northern

Ireland. -- 2010. It should be part

1:54:231:54:28

of the planning of the company to

make sure they are ready to deal

1:54:281:54:32

with this and to communicate with

customers and to supply water to

1:54:321:54:35

those customers who really need it.

Should they have been better

1:54:351:54:38

prepared?

We think so. After this we

will be looking for companies to

1:54:381:54:44

review what they have done and do it

better next time. Also, meanwhile,

1:54:441:54:47

companies need to provide

compensation.

Can you tell us about

1:54:471:54:54

compensation? What are the rights

people have? I imagine many people

1:54:541:54:58

would not know.

Yeah, if a company

fails to get customers back on

1:54:581:55:05

supply after more than 12 hours or

more if it is a big man, they should

1:55:051:55:12

automatically pay compensation to

customers. --A bigger main. Domestic

1:55:121:55:16

customers, £20, business, £50 to it

does not sound like much if you have

1:55:161:55:23

been out of waterfall 24 hours.

It

is usually disruptive.

One point is

1:55:231:55:28

to make is that roughly the cost of

water a day is about a pound. You

1:55:281:55:35

are talking about 20 times the daily

rate. This is not good compensation

1:55:351:55:41

for customers who

1:55:411:55:50

for customers who have lost their

water, having trouble washing and

1:55:501:55:52

flushing the toilet and so on.

Thank

you so much, Tony Smith. Later on I

1:55:521:55:56

will bring you up-to-date with

exactly the areas most affected. We

1:55:561:55:59

have just an updated by water

companies.

It is very difficult for

1:55:591:56:05

people, as he pointed out.

Good

morning. Still to come.

1:56:051:56:13

morning. Still to come. The Beast

from the East and Storm Emma have

1:56:211:56:24

finished, but have left a grim

harvest on beaches in the east.

1:56:241:56:27

Thousands of creatures have been

1:56:271:59:51

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

2:00:202:00:24

A former Russian double agent

is in critical condition

2:00:242:00:26

after he was exposed to an unknown

substance in Salisbury.

2:00:262:00:32

66-year-old Sergei Skripal

and a woman in her 30s were found

2:00:322:00:34

unconscious on a bench on Sunday

last night police closed

2:00:342:00:38

a restaurant in the city

as a precaution.

2:00:382:00:45

Good morning, it's

Tuesday the 6th of March.

2:00:562:00:58

Also this morning...

2:00:582:01:00

Counting the calories -

health officials in England call

2:01:002:01:02

for portion sizes to be cut

as they say the public

2:01:022:01:05

need to go on a diet.

2:01:052:01:13

Well turn, Maisie! -- well done.

2:01:132:01:21

Six-year-old Maisie was one

of the stars of the Oscars but we'll

2:01:212:01:24

find out why deaf children

like her could be falling

2:01:242:01:26

behind at school.

2:01:262:01:27

Thousands of homes across the UK

are still without water

2:01:272:01:30

because of burst pipes caused

by last week's

2:01:302:01:31

freezing temperatures.

2:01:312:01:33

I'll have the latest.

2:01:332:01:35

In sport, Sir Bradley Wiggins says

he would hinge percent did not

2:01:352:01:39

cheat, following claims by MPs he

crossed an ethical line by using

2:01:392:01:44

drugs to improve performance.

The widespread effect on the family

2:01:442:01:48

is horrific, and I'm going to have

to... I don't know how I'm going to

2:01:482:01:52

pick the pieces up.

2:01:522:01:55

And Carol has the weather.

2:01:552:01:59

A band of rain, sleet and snow

moving steadily northwards across

2:01:592:02:03

northern England and Scotland. Most

of it in lover levels, that it will

2:02:032:02:09

mostly be in the hills. Some of the

showers will be heavy, especially

2:02:092:02:13

later across Devon and call will.

More in 15 minutes. We shall fluky

2:02:132:02:18

win 48 15 AM, Carol. -- we shall

look you in for 8:15am.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

2:02:272:02:28

Police are trying to identify

a substance which caused a former

2:02:282:02:31

Russian double agent to fall

critically ill in

2:02:312:02:33

Salisbury yesterday.

2:02:332:02:34

Sergei Skripal was convicted

by a Russian court of passing

2:02:342:02:36

state secrets to MI6,

but was later given refuge in

2:02:362:02:39

Britain as part of a prisoner swap.

2:02:392:02:40

Leila Nathoo reports.

2:02:402:02:41

Police are racing to establish

just what happened here.

2:02:412:02:44

Last night, officers

were examining the contents

2:02:442:02:45

of a bin near to the bench

where Sergei Skripal

2:02:452:02:48

and a 33-year-old woman were found

unconscious on Sunday afternoon.

2:02:482:02:51

A high street Italian

restaurant nearby was closed,

2:02:512:02:53

the staff inside questioned.

2:02:532:02:56

Detectives are trying to piece

together the events that led

2:02:562:02:58

to the police being called out

to this shopping precinct

2:02:582:03:00

in the centre of the city.

2:03:002:03:03

There was a couple -

an older guy and a younger girl.

2:03:032:03:07

She was sort of leant in on him, it

looked at though she was passed out.

2:03:072:03:11

He was doing some strange hand

movements, looking to the sky.

2:03:112:03:15

I felt anxious, I felt

like I should step in.

2:03:152:03:17

But, to be honest, they looked

so out of it that even if I did step

2:03:172:03:21

in, I wasn't sure how I could help.

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The two remain in a critical

condition at Salisbury Hospital.

2:03:232:03:26

Sergei Skripal was a former Russian

secret service officer,

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convicted of treason in 2006

after he was accused

2:03:292:03:31

of spying for Britain.

2:03:312:03:36

But he was pardoned in Russia

in 2010, and handed over

2:03:362:03:39

to the UK in a swap,

when he and three

2:03:392:03:41

others were exchanged

for Russian spies in the US.

2:03:412:03:45

Police say they are keeping an open

mind about this incident,

2:03:452:03:48

and don't yet know whether a crime

has taken place.

2:03:482:03:51

But, given Sergei Skripal's

background, it is likely to be

2:03:512:03:53

a sensitive investigation.

2:03:532:03:56

Leila Nathoo, BBC News, Salisbury.

2:03:562:04:01

Leila joins us from Salisbury.

2:04:012:04:04

What's the latest

on the investigation?

2:04:042:04:08

What more do we know this morning?

You can see behind me at this

2:04:082:04:17

shopping centre that police activity

is picking up again this morning.

2:04:172:04:20

You have seen a number of cars

arriving, clearly officers will

2:04:202:04:24

still be scaring the scene and the

surrounding area to the bench where

2:04:242:04:27

the two were found unconscious on

Sunday evening. We know that

2:04:272:04:35

counterterror police are assisting

the police with their inquiries this

2:04:352:04:38

morning. There is no confirmation of

the identities of the two that were

2:04:382:04:43

found. But we have had some Kremlin

reaction to the suggestion that the

2:04:432:04:50

man involved as Sergei Skripal, the

former Russian double agent jailed

2:04:502:04:54

in 2006 in Russia and brought to

Britain in 2010. A Kremlin spokesman

2:04:542:04:59

said they have no information on

this, they have no commentary to

2:04:592:05:04

give on this, knowing agement with

those allegations or any suggestion

2:05:042:05:08

of Russian involvement in what

happened. -- no engagement with

2:05:082:05:13

those allegations. The police are

trying to find would close the two

2:05:132:05:17

to be in critical condition in

hospital. -- trying to find out what

2:05:172:05:22

caused the two.

You can follow this story throughout

2:05:222:05:25

the day on BBC News.

2:05:252:05:26

Public Health England have

challenged the food industry to cut

2:05:262:05:28

calories in products like ready

meals, sandwiches, pizza and snacks.

2:05:282:05:31

It's hoped the plans,

targetting some of the most

2:05:312:05:33

popular family foods,

could lead to a drop in the number

2:05:332:05:35

of obese children.

2:05:352:05:36

Our health correspondent

Adina Campbell

2:05:362:05:39

explains.

2:05:392:05:40

They are some of our

biggest-selling products,

2:05:402:05:42

but not necessarily the healthiest.

2:05:422:05:43

Processed meals and food on the go

are, for many of us,

2:05:432:05:46

shopping basket staples.

2:05:462:05:48

But, as part of the Government's

plans to curb childhood obesity,

2:05:482:05:51

health officials are now calling

on food retailers and manufacturers

2:05:512:05:53

to reduce calories by 20% by 2024.

2:05:532:06:01

Public Health England says this can

be achieved in three ways.

2:06:022:06:06

Changing the recipes in meals,

using better-quality products.

2:06:062:06:10

Smaller portion sizes, which would

help control how much we eat.

2:06:102:06:16

Or steering us to buy

lower-calories products in some

2:06:162:06:19

of our favourite foods.

2:06:192:06:21

We've announced a 20% calorie

reduction programme.

2:06:212:06:24

So that's taking calories out

of ready meals, out of pizzas,

2:06:242:06:28

out of savoury prepacked sandwiches,

out of savoury snacks,

2:06:282:06:31

and gradually, over a time,

improving the recipes

2:06:312:06:33

so we all eat healthier.

2:06:332:06:38

These posters are one way health

officials are hoping to make us more

2:06:382:06:42

aware of what we eat,

by having a benchmark of 400

2:06:422:06:46

calories at breakfast, and another

600 for lunch and dinner.

2:06:462:06:53

10 star jumps!

2:06:532:06:54

It is estimated some children

are consuming 500 calories more

2:06:542:06:57

than needed every day.

2:06:572:06:59

And, with around a third leaving

primary school overweight or obese,

2:06:592:07:03

health experts say Britain needs

to go on a diet.

2:07:032:07:07

Adina Campbell, BBC News.

2:07:072:07:14

In Syria the first aid convoy for

three weeks has delivered supplies

2:07:142:07:18

to the rebel held territory of

Eastern Ghouta. But aid workers were

2:07:182:07:24

forced to cut their mission short

after dozens of people were killed

2:07:242:07:27

by shelling from pro-government

forces. Almost 400,000 people are

2:07:272:07:31

thought to be trapped in the

enclave, which has been the focus of

2:07:312:07:35

heavy fighting in recent months.

2:07:352:07:38

A new unit is being set up to tackle

gang activity and organised crime

2:07:382:07:41

being carried out within prisons

in England and Wales.

2:07:412:07:44

The Justice Secretary David Gauke

is concerned that too many prisoners

2:07:442:07:46

are able to smuggle drugs,

mobile phones and weapons

2:07:462:07:48

into their cells -

fuelling violence amongst inmates.

2:07:482:07:50

Under the changes, set to be

announced later today,

2:07:502:07:53

inmates who get involved with crime

behind bars could be moved

2:07:532:07:56

to higher security jails.

2:07:562:08:00

North Korean state media

is reporting that leader Kim Jong-un

2:08:002:08:02

is calling for closer ties

with South Korea.

2:08:022:08:05

It follows a rare visit

to the North Korean capital

2:08:052:08:10

Pyongyang by senior officials

from the south.

2:08:102:08:13

The US said it is "cautiously

optimistic" about improving

2:08:132:08:15

North-South contact,

but ruled out formal talks

2:08:152:08:17

with the North Korean regime

unless it is ready to give

2:08:172:08:19

up its nuclear weapons.

2:08:192:08:26

Experts say extreme wintry weather

is to blame for thousands of dead

2:08:262:08:29

sea creatures being washed up

on beaches on the east coast

2:08:292:08:33

of England.

2:08:332:08:34

Heaps of starfish were

scattered over beaches

2:08:342:08:36

in Ramsgate and dead

lobsters were swept

2:08:362:08:38

onto the shore in East Yorkshire.

2:08:382:08:43

The traumatic scenes are thought to

be the result of a drop in

2:08:432:08:48

temperature combines with high

winds, part of storm Emma and the

2:08:482:08:52

remnant of the Beast from the East

of last week.

2:08:522:08:55

They are staggering. We will be

going live to one of these beaches

2:08:552:08:59

later. Some of the lobsters are

being picked up and rescued. So they

2:08:592:09:05

can be put back into the sea later.

A really interesting story.

2:09:052:09:10

The packaging industry in England

has denied claims it is greatly

2:09:102:09:15

exaggerating the amount of plastic

it recycled. It follows a report by

2:09:152:09:20

a waste consultancy group today

which says the figures do not add up

2:09:202:09:23

and the companies are not paying

enough to the £2.8 billion annual

2:09:232:09:29

cost of collecting unprocessed

plastic.

2:09:292:09:31

We should say a massive thank you

for so many kind comments and

2:09:312:09:35

wonderful things you have said about

our former colleague and good friend

2:09:352:09:38

Bill Turnbull.

2:09:382:09:40

Our former colleague and good friend

Bill Turnbull has announced that

2:09:402:09:43

he's been diagnosed with prostate

and bone cancer.

2:09:432:09:45

He tweeted the news late last night

and has undergone chemotherapy -

2:09:452:09:48

he says he is in good spirits

and hopes to be around

2:09:482:09:50

for some time yet.

2:09:502:09:52

That is the way he put it. So many

of you remember him so fondly.

2:09:522:09:59

He was with us at Breakfast

for 15 years before

2:09:592:10:01

leaving the sofa in 2016.

2:10:012:10:02

This was his last day, I remember it

well.

2:10:022:10:06

Bill was diagnosed at

the end of last year

2:10:062:10:09

during the recording

of The Great Celebrity Bake Off

2:10:092:10:11

For Stand Up To Cancer on Channel 4.

2:10:112:10:17

He has been talking about it.

2:10:172:10:20

I was getting pains in my legs,

in my hips particularly.

2:10:202:10:23

And they would come and go,

and I thought this is old age.

2:10:232:10:26

Eventually the pains got so bad

that I thought, well,

2:10:262:10:29

I'd better go and see my GP.

2:10:292:10:32

He said, well, I'm just

going to give you a blood test,

2:10:322:10:35

just a sort of MOT, if you like,

just to check a few things out.

2:10:352:10:41

The next morning he called me

and asked me to come in pretty

2:10:412:10:44

quickly, and the doctor said it's

fairly clear from this that you have

2:10:442:10:47

advanced prostate cancer.

2:10:472:10:55

The other thing that Bill said on

social media last night was a

2:10:562:11:00

reminder for everybody to get

checked, but also encouraging people

2:11:002:11:04

not just to think about him but the

hundreds of others who will be told

2:11:042:11:08

today they are suffering with

cancer.

2:11:082:11:11

Really sad news. You get the sense

it was a real shock for him and his

2:11:112:11:15

family. I caught up with him

yesterday because we still have a

2:11:152:11:19

lottery syndicate, you are welcome

to join! We had a small win, £2.70,

2:11:192:11:27

recently, I rang him up to speak to

him about that and about, of course,

2:11:272:11:31

what he told us about prostate

cancer.

2:11:312:11:33

He was in really good spirits. You

can see more of that interview with

2:11:332:11:41

Bill on Celebrity Bake Off For

Standard To Cancer.

2:11:412:11:46

Let's get more details on the main

story.

2:11:462:11:48

How did a former Russian spy end up

slumped on a bench in the centre

2:11:482:11:52

of Salisbury on Sunday afternoon?

2:11:522:11:53

And is this another example

of a former Russian agent

2:11:532:11:56

being poisoned on British soil?

2:11:562:11:57

These are the questions

facing investigators today

2:11:572:11:58

as Sergei Skripal and a woman

in her 30s remain

2:11:582:12:01

critically ill in hospital.

2:12:012:12:05

Police are still trying

to identify the substance

2:12:052:12:07

which caused him to collapse.

2:12:072:12:13

Heidi Blake is the UK

investigations editor at Buzzfeed.

2:12:132:12:19

Good morning, thank you for joining

us. So much that we do not know, but

2:12:192:12:25

given what we know so far, and you

have looked into suspicious deaths

2:12:252:12:28

before, what do you make of what has

happened?

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This case bears many hallmarks of

the sort of targeted, attempted

2:12:322:12:37

assassination we have seen happen on

UK soil many times before. Last year

2:12:372:12:42

our team investigated a total of 14

suspected Russian assassinations in

2:12:422:12:47

Britain. All of those were treated

as non-suspicious by the British

2:12:472:12:50

police in terms of their public

statements, but we establish there

2:12:502:12:55

is intelligence connecting all of

those deaths to either Russian state

2:12:552:13:00

actors or two Russian mafia groups,

those are two groups that often act

2:13:002:13:04

in tandem. In many cases we can see

people who have been poisoned,

2:13:042:13:10

exposed to mysterious substances,

many of which kill without leaving a

2:13:102:13:13

trace. That is something the Russian

state has become very adept at doing

2:13:132:13:17

something they dedicate lots of

state resources to, to the research

2:13:172:13:22

of undetectable poisons. The fact

that this person is clearly an enemy

2:13:222:13:26

of the Kremlin, a spy who has

defected and handed over information

2:13:262:13:30

to the British authorities

2:13:302:13:36

to the British authorities about

Russian agents in Europe and has

2:13:372:13:39

been exposed Rey Mysterio substance

which appears to have had the effect

2:13:392:13:41

of poisoning him, it certainly

raises suspicions that this could be

2:13:412:13:43

another state-sponsored

assassination in Britain.

2:13:432:13:46

We are finding details about him all

the time. He came to the UK in a spy

2:13:462:13:52

swap?

Yes, he came here the FBI in

2010 busted a programme of ten

2:13:522:13:58

undercover agents working in the USA

for the Russian government. Anna

2:13:582:14:02

Chapman is the most famous spy who

was busted in that case. In order to

2:14:022:14:07

get those ten agents back to Russia

the Kremlin traded four other spies

2:14:072:14:13

who had been helping the West,

Sergei Skripal was one of those

2:14:132:14:17

people who was exchanged and

therefore came back to the UK after

2:14:172:14:21

being convicted of spying for

Britain and Russia.

2:14:212:14:28

This has echoes of the Alexander

Litvinenko case, as far as we

2:14:282:14:31

understand it. Let's talk about

likely UK Government reaction and

2:14:312:14:35

what the UK Government could do if

it were to be found that this were

2:14:352:14:38

the case that the Russians had

involvement?

2:14:382:14:42

This is a fascinating step change in

terms of the way the British

2:14:422:14:46

authorities have responded. If you

look back at the Litvinenko case in

2:14:462:14:52

2006, police took a firm line and

the government accused the Kremlin

2:14:522:14:56

of orchestrating that hits. It was a

very obvious assassination, there

2:14:562:15:01

was a radioactive trail left all

across London by the assassins who

2:15:012:15:05

poisoned

2:15:052:15:10

poisoned Alexander Litvinenko with

polonium. There have been more

2:15:152:15:16

deaths connected to the Russian

state in Britain since then, the

2:15:162:15:19

British police has treated them all

was not suspicious after what

2:15:192:15:21

intelligence service tellers is a

desire on the part of the British

2:15:212:15:23

Government not to antagonise the

Kremlin. Litvinenko case cause ten

2:15:232:15:25

years of diplomatic pain in terms of

worsening relations with Russia.

2:15:252:15:31

There is a desire to preserve

Russian investment and to avoid

2:15:312:15:35

antagonising the Kremlin. There has

been a concern about Russian

2:15:352:15:39

interference in the West, not least

in democratic processes. We know

2:15:392:15:42

Russia interfered in the US

election. The fact that the police

2:15:422:15:46

has made a public statement so early

and declared it a major incident is

2:15:462:15:50

a big step change and I think it is

a mark of increasing concern at the

2:15:502:15:54

highest levels of the British

Government about what Russia is

2:15:542:15:57

doing on UK soil.

Thank you. As you

point out, this is the early stages

2:15:572:16:03

of the investigation and I am sure

we will talk about this for weeks to

2:16:032:16:06

come.

2:16:062:16:10

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:16:102:16:16

Very nice. I think I have been to a

doughnut shop there many years ago.

2:16:182:16:23

Fond memories!

Thank you! Good morning. A beautiful

2:16:232:16:30

picture of Cumbria. Across the North

of England at the moment, a band of

2:16:302:16:38

rain, sleet and snow. Another

cracking picture from Norfolk, a bit

2:16:382:16:42

of blue sky and some clout. Nice and

bright start to the day. The snow,

2:16:422:16:47

the sleet and the rain across

northern England and Scotland will

2:16:472:16:53

continue to advance north through

the day eventually becoming confined

2:16:532:16:56

to higher ground in Scotland. The

Cairngorms could see a further 15

2:16:562:17:01

centimetres. Away from that, we are

looking at sunshine and showers.

2:17:012:17:06

Some of the showers are likely to be

heavy in Devon and Cornwall this

2:17:062:17:11

afternoon. Low pressure still firmly

in charge and will remain so through

2:17:112:17:15

this week. The weather front

responsible for the rain, snow and

2:17:152:17:21

sleet continuing to drag the whole

lot further north, through the day.

2:17:212:17:25

This is the position at the moment.

Slowly moving north, this is just

2:17:252:17:30

one hour ago, you can see where we

have got snow across northern

2:17:302:17:35

England and Scotland, and some heavy

bursts at lower levels, we expect

2:17:352:17:42

that to be fairly transient.

Brightening up later. Northern

2:17:422:17:46

Ireland, grey start with light rain

and drizzle, brightening up from the

2:17:462:17:49

south later. England and Wales,

mostly dry start. A few showers. A

2:17:492:17:56

glimmer of sunshine. The heavier

showers likely to be in the

2:17:562:18:01

south-west particularly Devon and

Cornwall. Temperatures, good shape

2:18:012:18:04

in the south, in light winds,

feeling quite pleasant for this

2:18:042:18:08

stage in March. Easterly wind in the

far north and north-east of Scotland

2:18:082:18:12

which will be blowing around the

lying snow and add to the

2:18:122:18:17

significant wind-chill. This evening

and overnight, low pressure

2:18:172:18:20

continues to advance north so the

weather front changes position,

2:18:202:18:25

taking snow to low levels across the

Northern Isles and parts of

2:18:252:18:29

north-west Scotland. Showers in the

south-west move Southeast overnight

2:18:292:18:33

and one or two showers elsewhere as

well. Frosty night, the risk of ice

2:18:332:18:39

on untreated surfaces and the risk

of patchy dense fog in East Anglia

2:18:392:18:44

and south-east England. If you are

travelling first thing in the

2:18:442:18:47

morning, bad that in mind. And

showers through the morning.

2:18:472:18:51

Tomorrow, not a bad day, dry for

many of us, some sunshine, still

2:18:512:18:57

some pesky showers, and it might be

heavy with hail and thunder in the

2:18:572:19:01

south, and possibly some rain with a

wintry mix in the north-west, but

2:19:012:19:05

much better generally across

northern Scotland to what we have

2:19:052:19:08

had.

2:19:082:19:10

Steph says, the weather needs to get

better!

2:19:172:19:20

Carol can obviously control.! We

know thousands of homes across the

2:19:202:19:26

UK still without water because of

burst pipes caused by last week's

2:19:262:19:30

freezing temperatures.

I have an

update. I do not normally like to

2:19:302:19:34

give a list but this is important.

Still thousands affected. I want to

2:19:342:19:38

let people know what is happening.

Southeast and water have said they

2:19:382:19:43

have reconnected nearly 9000 homes

overnight and there are still 12,000

2:19:432:19:49

without water, mainly in Kent and

Sussex, some in Hampshire. Welsh

2:19:492:19:54

Water, still 1500 without water.

Thames Water so they have got it

2:19:542:20:00

down to around 5000 homes without,

in the south-east. Sutherland says

2:20:002:20:04

in Hastings a bit of a problem for

them still,

2:20:042:20:12

them still, -- Southern. In Crawley,

they have been trying to refillable

2:20:122:20:17

water, 13,000 homes affected. Good

news in the Birmingham area, they

2:20:172:20:22

have pretty much got things back to

normal, and in Scotland as well. The

2:20:222:20:26

water companies say they are working

flat out to try to get this sorted

2:20:262:20:30

and this is what Thames Water have

to say.

Since the thaw sat in on the

2:20:302:20:35

weekend, we were expecting to see a

rise in leaks and bursts, the

2:20:352:20:40

reaction has been unprecedented and

we have seen a huge increase, about

2:20:402:20:44

500 million litres of extra water is

being pumped into the system to keep

2:20:442:20:47

up with the extra demand.

Thames

Water saying they are doing

2:20:472:20:52

everything they can. You can get

compensation if your supply has been

2:20:522:20:56

disrupted for more than 48 hours.

You can get 20 quid. It might not

2:20:562:21:01

sound like much but it is something.

It adds up. Thank you very much.

2:21:012:21:07

For our next report,

we're joined by sign language

2:21:072:21:10

interpreter Russell Andrews

because we're talking about one

2:21:102:21:12

of the most uplifting

stories from the Oscars -

2:21:122:21:14

the triumph of The Silent Child

which picked up the award

2:21:142:21:17

for Best Live Action Short.

2:21:172:21:19

Its star, Maise Sly, is six years

old and profoundly deaf.

2:21:192:21:22

She attends a mainstream school

in Swindon, but her parents had

2:21:222:21:25

to move house to get her

the education she needed.

2:21:252:21:30

Exclusive analysis for Breakfast by

the National Deaf Children's Society

2:21:302:21:33

has found that deaf children

in England are falling behind

2:21:332:21:36

in school at every level.

2:21:362:21:38

Jayne Mccubbin reports.

2:21:382:21:41

Maisie Sly's family waited,

hoped, then heard.

2:21:412:21:47

The Silent Child, Chris Overton

and Rachel Shenton.

2:21:472:21:50

A six-year-old from England has

helped shine a light on the barriers

2:21:502:21:54

some deaf children face.

2:21:542:21:58

My daughter is the face of change.

2:21:582:22:03

You know, this is just...

2:22:032:22:04

I don't know what to say.

2:22:042:22:08

And a million miles

from Hollywood, congratulations.

2:22:082:22:09

Well done, Maisie!

2:22:092:22:14

This is Maisie's school in Swindon.

2:22:142:22:17

Then what did you do?

2:22:172:22:18

I went downstairs

and had my breakfast.

2:22:182:22:22

Her family had to move 160 miles

to find a place like this -

2:22:222:22:26

a mainstream school where deaf

children are taught

2:22:262:22:28

alongside hearing pupils.

2:22:282:22:32

They're not different in any other

way other than they cannot hear.

2:22:322:22:35

As long as you make those channels

of communication possible,

2:22:352:22:37

there's no reason why those

children shouldn't succeed.

2:22:372:22:40

Anything is possible?

2:22:402:22:41

Anything is possible.

2:22:412:22:42

But is it really?

2:22:422:22:43

This is the reality

of the attainment gap.

2:22:432:22:48

In early years, 34% of deaf children

make a good level of development

2:22:482:22:51

compared to 76% of hearing children.

2:22:512:22:55

At Key Stage 2, almost 40% reach

the expected grade compared

2:22:552:22:58

to 70% of other children.

2:22:582:23:01

And just over 70% do not achieve

a good GCSE in English and Maths

2:23:012:23:06

compared to nearly 50%

of hearing children.

2:23:062:23:14

These figures take in not just

the profoundly deaf, like Maisie,

2:23:162:23:18

but also those who are moderately

deaf, like Thomas.

2:23:182:23:21

It's difficult.

2:23:212:23:26

You can hear plenty of sounds,

but not all sounds.

2:23:262:23:28

Is that right?

2:23:282:23:29

Yeah.

2:23:292:23:32

Until two years ago, Thomas had

access to a teacher of the deaf.

2:23:322:23:35

The teachers were getting support.

2:23:352:23:36

Tom was getting support.

2:23:362:23:37

I felt like I was getting support.

2:23:372:23:39

But then it was cut?

2:23:392:23:40

Completely gone.

2:23:402:23:43

Their council, Walsall, told us

they follow guidelines when it comes

2:23:432:23:45

to the provision of services.

2:23:452:23:49

But for this film's producers,

there just aren't enough

2:23:492:23:51

across the country.

2:23:512:23:55

For a developed country

and for those problems

2:23:552:23:58

to still be happening

in England, that's just...

2:23:582:24:00

It's crazy to me.

2:24:002:24:02

In Scotland, I think

they've recognised sign

2:24:022:24:04

language in the curriculum.

2:24:042:24:05

They have, yeah.

2:24:052:24:07

It's better to be deaf in Scotland

than in England right now.

2:24:072:24:12

As the Oscars party closed

over there, a debate

2:24:122:24:14

took place over here -

a petition heard in Westminster for

2:24:142:24:17

England to follow Scotland's lead.

2:24:172:24:19

This moment is already

having an impact.

2:24:192:24:23

The Government says standards

are improving, with more

2:24:232:24:25

reaching the expected grade.

2:24:252:24:28

But for many, the gap

is still too big.

2:24:282:24:31

Jane McCubbin, BBC News.

2:24:312:24:38

Great to speak to Rachel and Chris

on the programme yesterday as well.

2:24:382:24:41

Thanks to sign-language interpreter

Russell Andrews for signing

2:24:412:24:43

Jayne's film for us.

2:24:432:24:44

Joining us now is Susan Daniels

from the National Deaf

2:24:442:24:46

Children's Society.

2:24:462:24:47

Thank you so much for coming on the

programme, listening and watching to

2:24:472:24:50

that report, is it a case of just

money that can make a difference?

2:24:502:24:58

Well, the statistics we have seen

are really shocking, deaf children

2:24:582:25:02

can achieve anything that other

children can achieve with the right

2:25:022:25:06

support. We have seen what is

happening to teacher of the deaf

2:25:062:25:12

services, a third more deaf children

than there were before, over seven

2:25:122:25:17

years, services have been cut by

14%. We are facing a cliff edge as

2:25:172:25:25

far as deaf education is concerned.

Councils are reporting to us a third

2:25:252:25:30

are having difficulty recruiting

teachers of the deaf and over the

2:25:302:25:35

next ten, 15 years, half will be

retiring. The Government have no

2:25:352:25:39

plan in place to recruit more and to

put a marketing campaign in place to

2:25:392:25:45

get more deaf teachers in place.

I

wanted to ask you, how much

2:25:452:25:52

difference it makes to children to

get help at an early age when they

2:25:522:25:57

first go to school? Does it have a

big impact?

Yes, absolutely. If you

2:25:572:26:02

have the right support from the

start, to -- deaf children can

2:26:022:26:11

thrive. If the support is in place

from the beginning, as we saw in The

2:26:112:26:15

Silent Child, there is no reason why

they cannot do as well as their

2:26:152:26:18

peers. With the threats to teacher

of the deaf support, it jeopardises

2:26:182:26:23

the potential for deaf children to

do as well.

Would it help to have a

2:26:232:26:28

sign language GCSE, encouraging

other children to learn sign

2:26:282:26:32

language at an early age?

The

national deaf children and society,

2:26:322:26:36

we have a right to sign campaign and

we are trying to persuade the

2:26:362:26:40

Government to put a GCSE in BSL in

place -- the National Deaf

2:26:402:26:49

Children's Society. 97% of young

people have said they want to see

2:26:492:26:53

that GCSE take place, they do not

see why sign language should have an

2:26:532:26:57

inferior status to other languages.

Thank you for talking to us. I want

2:26:572:27:04

to give you a statement from the

Department for Education, saying, we

2:27:042:27:08

want all children with special

educational needs including those

2:27:082:27:11

who are deaf to get the right

support to allow them to reach their

2:27:112:27:15

potential. Thank you to Susan and

Russell as well.

2:27:152:27:20

And just a reminder that BBC

Breakfast is interpreted in British

2:27:202:27:23

sign language every weekday

between 6.45am and 7.30am,

2:27:232:27:24

and again between 7.45am and 8.15am.

2:27:242:27:26

That's on the BBC News Channel.

2:27:262:27:31

If you are watching A*, very good

morning to you. -- watching us

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morning to you. -- watching us

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morning to you. -- watching us

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I'm back in half an hour.

morning to you. -- watching us

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Now though it's back

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2:30:582:31:00

Bye for now.

2:31:002:31:06

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

2:31:062:31:08

Here's a summary of

this morning's main

2:31:082:31:09

stories from BBC News.

2:31:092:31:12

Police are trying to identify

a substance which caused

2:31:122:31:14

a former Russian agent,

who spied for Britain,

2:31:142:31:16

to collapse in Salisbury.

2:31:162:31:20

Sergei Skripal, who is 66,

and a woman in her 30s are both now

2:31:202:31:23

critically ill in hospital.

2:31:232:31:26

He was convicted of high treason

in his native Russia after passing

2:31:262:31:33

state secrets to MI6,

but later then given refuge in

2:31:332:31:35

Britain as part of a prisoner swap.

2:31:352:31:37

Earlier on Breakfast,

we spoke to Heidi Blake

2:31:372:31:39

from Buzzfeed who has

2:31:392:31:40

investigated Russian action

on British soil.

2:31:402:31:42

We know that in recent years

there has been growing concern about

2:31:422:31:45

Russian interference in the West,

2:31:452:31:46

not least interference in democratic

processes.

2:31:462:31:49

We know that Russia interfered

in the US election.

2:31:492:31:51

And so the fact that

the police in this

2:31:512:31:53

case have come out and made

a public statement

2:31:532:31:57

so early and declared this a

2:31:572:31:59

major incident is a big step change

and I think a mark of increasing

2:31:592:32:02

concern at the highest levels

of the British government

2:32:022:32:05

about what Russia is doing.

2:32:052:32:09

about what Russia

is doing on UK soil.

2:32:092:32:11

Manufacturers of some

of the countries most popular foods

2:32:112:32:13

have been asked to cut portion sizes

and number of calories

2:32:132:32:16

in their products.

2:32:162:32:17

Public Health England hopes

the plans, which will focus on ready

2:32:172:32:20

meals, pre-packed sandwiches

and savoury snacks, will help cut

2:32:202:32:22

the number of obese children

over the next six years.

2:32:222:32:28

The agency is also launching

a campaign encouraging adults

2:32:282:32:30

to consume 400 calories at breakfast

and 600 each at lunch and dinner.

2:32:302:32:38

People have very different names, do

you call it dinner in your house?

2:32:412:32:45

Supper.

I used to be dinner but now I am a

2:32:452:32:51

tea man. I need to clear these

things up.

2:32:512:32:55

In Syria, the first aid

convoy for three weeks has delivered

2:32:552:32:58

supplies to the rebel-held territory

Eastern Ghouta.

2:32:582:33:00

But aid workers were forced

to cut the mission short

2:33:002:33:02

after dozens of people were killed

by shelling from

2:33:022:33:04

pro-government forces.

2:33:042:33:05

Nearly 400,000 people

are thought to be trapped

2:33:052:33:07

in the enclave which has been

the focus of heavy

2:33:072:33:10

fighting in recent months.

2:33:102:33:11

A new unit is being set up

to tackle gang activity

2:33:112:33:14

and organised crime being carried

out within prisons

2:33:142:33:16

in England and Wales.

2:33:162:33:20

The Justice Secretary David

Gauke is concerned that too many

2:33:202:33:23

prisoners are able to smuggle drugs,

mobile phones and weapons

2:33:232:33:26

into their cells, fuelling

violence amongst inmates.

2:33:262:33:29

Under the changes, set to be

announced later today,

2:33:292:33:31

inmates who get involved with crime

behind bars could be moved

2:33:312:33:34

to higher security jails.

2:33:342:33:41

A North Korean state media is

reporting that the leader Kim

2:33:412:33:44

Jong-un is calling for closer ties

with South Korea. It follows a rare

2:33:442:33:48

visit to the North Korean P Amiens

by senior officials from the South.

2:33:482:33:52

The US says it is cautiously

optimistic about improving North -

2:33:522:33:56

South compact but ruled out formal

talks with the North Korean regime

2:33:562:33:59

unless it is ready to give up the

nuclear weapons.

2:33:592:34:06

nuclear weapons. -- North Korean

capital Pyongyang.

2:34:082:34:16

They say the industry's figures

don't add up and companies are not

2:34:162:34:20

paying enough towards the £2.8

billion annual cost of collecting

2:34:202:34:24

and processing plastic.

2:34:242:34:26

That brings you up to date.

2:34:262:34:29

It is 8:34am. Thank you for being

with us this morning.

2:34:292:34:35

Carol will have the weather

in about ten minutes' time,

2:34:352:34:37

but also coming up

on Breakfast this morning.

2:34:372:34:39

Linda Nolan has spent nearly 50

years in the public eye.

2:34:392:34:42

She'll join us to talk

about writing her own story in her

2:34:422:34:45

own words and discovering a new lust

for life after being diagnosed

2:34:452:34:47

with terminal cancer last year.

2:34:472:34:49

It's the award-winning

documentary series showing both

2:34:492:34:50

the medical and human

drama of childbirth.

2:34:502:34:52

One Born Every Minute returns

to our screens this week.

2:34:522:34:58

Midwife Harriet Fisher will be

here to talk to us about letting

2:34:582:35:01

the cameras into the maternity ward.

2:35:012:35:04

And after 9am, in the '70s and '80s,

millions of us tuned

2:35:042:35:07

in to watch the likes of Big Daddy

2:35:072:35:09

and Giant Haystacks do battle

in very British wrestling matches.

2:35:092:35:15

Now the spirit of that era

is being rekindled in a new British

2:35:152:35:18

comedy Walk Like a Panther.

2:35:182:35:19

We'll be talking to

the film's star, Dave Johns.

2:35:192:35:24

That looks so funny. You know One

Born Every Minute?

2:35:242:35:31

Is that one of your favourites?

We used to watch it but then we had

2:35:312:35:35

Georgian. I think it is a great

programme but I don't want to be

2:35:352:35:40

there. There is a great clip from

it. The dad is going to be here. If

2:35:402:35:45

you have to go out, make sure you

watch it later on the iPlayer.

2:35:452:35:50

You don't want to ruin it but does

he make a bit of a fuss? It is a 30

2:35:502:35:56

5am. -- 8:35am. Bradley Wiggins says

he is 100% not a cheat and he has

2:35:562:36:06

defended his reputation. It is this

grey area, this drug he has taken

2:36:062:36:11

which is a performance enhancer but

can be used to legitimately treat

2:36:112:36:16

asthma and pollen allergies which is

why he had it before several big

2:36:162:36:20

races. The point is it could have

had an effect on his performance but

2:36:202:36:23

it's the intent and the intent was

not to cheat and the governing body

2:36:232:36:27

signed off on the usage of this drug

which he took, but as he says he is

2:36:272:36:31

not a cheat and that's the

fundamental point. The grey area

2:36:312:36:35

raised in the report that came out

from MPs yesterday. Really

2:36:352:36:38

interesting and we will hear a clip

of him where he talks not only about

2:36:382:36:44

the fallout of a messy situation,

not only hard for him but also his

2:36:442:36:47

family.

2:36:472:36:47

The widespread effect on the family,

it's just, it's just horrific and

2:36:472:36:50

I'm going to have to...

2:36:502:36:51

I don't know how I'm

going to pick the pieces up

2:36:512:36:53

with the kids and stuff.

2:36:532:36:55

I'm left to do that

as well as trying to, you

2:36:552:36:57

know, keep my, salvage my

reputation from this.

2:36:572:36:59

I mean, it's just...

2:36:592:37:00

I wouldn't wish it upon anyone.

2:37:002:37:02

I worked and had

the passion that I've

2:37:022:37:04

had for this sport for 15, 20 years.

2:37:042:37:08

I've got jerseys, I'm doing a book,

I've been writing a book in here all

2:37:082:37:12

morning, about the love

of the sport.

2:37:122:37:14

To do that to the sport,

I mean, it's just absurd.

2:37:142:37:17

These allegations, I mean, it's

the worst thing to be accused of.

2:37:172:37:21

I've said that before.

2:37:212:37:23

But it's also the hardest thing

to prove you haven't

2:37:232:37:24

done because we're not

dealing in a legal system.

2:37:242:37:29

I'd have had more rights if I'd

murdered someone this process.

2:37:292:37:35

Really interesting interview and if

you want to hear more in detail you

2:37:362:37:38

can do so, there is a longer

sequence on the BBC sport website

2:37:382:37:42

where he talks a bit more about the

effect it has had on his family and

2:37:422:37:46

some of the allegations he is

facing.

2:37:462:37:50

No wonder Nemanja Matic was smiling

at his winning goal.

2:37:502:37:52

Now we've a couple of great

goals for you.

2:37:522:37:54

Relegation-threatened Crystal

Palace giving Manchester

2:37:542:37:55

United a real scare.

2:37:552:37:57

Andros Townsend gave

Palace the lead.

2:37:572:37:59

Albeit helped by a deflection off a

United defender. Parellis

2:37:592:38:05

surrendered a two goal lead. United

levelled with an absolute cracker

2:38:052:38:10

from Matic to win it late on.

2:38:102:38:12

Following on from Frances

McDormand's acceptance

2:38:122:38:14

speech at the Oscars,

Serena Williams has given a pretty

2:38:142:38:16

impressive interview herself calling

for greater equality.

2:38:162:38:18

McDormand

was on stage asking every woman

2:38:182:38:20

nominated for an award to stand up,

2:38:202:38:23

Williams, who so often

does her talking on the tennis

2:38:232:38:25

court, adding her voice

for change here.

2:38:252:38:29

You know, be comfortable with having

uncomfortable conversations.

2:38:292:38:33

Like, we deserve to be paid

what a guy does, you know?

2:38:332:38:36

We deserve to be treated

fairly, the same way.

2:38:362:38:38

Conversations that really, in 2018,

we shouldn't have to have.

2:38:382:38:43

And I think it's important to have

them, and important to speak out

2:38:432:38:46

loud and clear and say,

no, this isn't right.

2:38:462:38:52

She certainly is speaking up, Serena

Williams, as she prepares to play

2:38:522:38:56

singles for the first time,

returning to the WTA Tour. She's

2:38:562:39:00

been away having her first child so

it is a big return for her and great

2:39:002:39:05

to see her back on the tour.

Good luck to her.

2:39:052:39:12

She's going to add to those grand

slam singles titles.

2:39:122:39:16

All this week, we'll be

following Zoe Ball as she gets

2:39:162:39:19

on her bike for Sport Relief.

2:39:192:39:20

She's tackling a 300-mile journey

from her birthplace in Blackpool

2:39:202:39:22

to her home in Brighton.

2:39:222:39:24

Zoe tackled 43 miles

yesterday, finishing

2:39:242:39:25

at Widnes on Merseyside.

2:39:252:39:29

Today, she'll travel nearly 70 miles

to Shropshire on Day 2

2:39:292:39:32

of her epic journey,

and we can join her now.

2:39:352:39:40

We can join her now. Hours

yesterday, Zoe?

Morning, can I

2:39:402:39:46

correct you, it was 71.9 miles

yesterday, 43 until lunch. That's

2:39:462:39:51

the furthest I have ever cycled, I'm

so proud. So brilliant yesterday,

2:39:512:39:57

Dan and Louise, thank you command to

all the people who came out on the

2:39:572:40:00

road and waved and supported and

tooted. The reason I'm doing this is

2:40:002:40:05

to help raise awareness about mental

health issues. Along the road we

2:40:052:40:10

have been meeting lots of people who

have been affected by such things

2:40:102:40:13

who have been sharing their stories

with us. When people are thinking

2:40:132:40:17

about donating, sometimes hearing

stories about how people have been

2:40:172:40:20

helped along the way by Sport Relief

cash might help you think, you know

2:40:202:40:25

what, I'm going to donate. One of

those wonderful people is Lisa.

2:40:252:40:29

Welcome. Tell me about your story

and how you came to get help from

2:40:292:40:33

big project.

I've got five children

and my twins, the girls, two years

2:40:332:40:42

down the line I was suffering

postnatal and I had a support worker

2:40:422:40:46

in the children's Centre and from

going in I volunteered and then was

2:40:462:41:00

offered six months of paid contract

work in 2013, five years down the

2:41:002:41:05

line I'm still there. While I was

volunteering I did the courses,

2:41:052:41:09

stress management, confidence,

counselling. They helped me progress

2:41:092:41:15

along the way. I was given my own

project. Fortunately, they have all

2:41:152:41:22

been successful, helping women from

diverse communities, spreading

2:41:222:41:26

awareness, I go out into the

communities and do sessions.

Through

2:41:262:41:34

your own issues and problems and

postnatal depression is a huge thing

2:41:342:41:40

and it is horrendous. You found help

and you have learned to help other

2:41:402:41:43

people along the way.

Yes. Not only

did I suffer from postnatal

2:41:432:41:48

depression, it is also depression as

well. I said before, it is like

2:41:482:41:53

learning how to manage your

depression. Being at risk, you have

2:41:532:42:00

women in some circumstances you can

speak to, we have support groups and

2:42:002:42:06

we said before about the ukelele.

Yes, you all play the ukelele

2:42:062:42:12

together! I wish they had brought

them in today. You were brave enough

2:42:122:42:16

to walk in because you needed help.

Tell me about your story.

Two years

2:42:162:42:21

ago the life I thought I had for the

last 40 years completely went upside

2:42:212:42:25

down and my world, as I thought

then, came to an end and I was in a

2:42:252:42:30

very dark place. It is on the high

Street in Liverpool and I walked

2:42:302:42:37

past several times and one

particular day I thought I would go

2:42:372:42:40

in and had the courage to go in and

I met these wonderful ladies who

2:42:402:42:44

have been incredible supportive and

arranged for me to have some

2:42:442:42:49

counselling, I have had the

counselling and went on various

2:42:492:42:51

courses they offer and now I

volunteer as well. It is an ongoing

2:42:512:42:57

thing and I get lots of support from

everybody and hopefully I'm giving

2:42:572:43:01

some Zipple Back.

How brave do you

have to be to take the step to walk

2:43:012:43:05

in? Lots of people who are finding

it hard to reach are out there.

2:43:052:43:14

it hard to reach are out there. --

I'm giving something back.

I found

2:43:142:43:16

it hard at first but once I did it

it was so easy and everyone was so

2:43:162:43:20

welcome. Just do it.

Anyone who is

struggling, try and find a way to

2:43:202:43:26

reach out for help. You can find

details on the Sport Relief website.

2:43:262:43:31

£5 of your donation could help a

project like WHISC and help these

2:43:312:43:37

wonderful ladies. Thank you so much

for coming to share with us this

2:43:372:43:39

morning.

We are not letting you go

yet, after those 71.9 miles, Zoe,

2:43:392:43:46

how do you feel?

How do I feel? I

feel all right. We have been

2:43:462:43:55

slightly distracted because we are

at Widnes Vikings and the rugby team

2:43:552:43:58

have come out on the pitch to warm

up so we were like, bye! I felt

2:43:582:44:06

elated, I was emotional cycling into

the stadium yesterday, I had a bit

2:44:062:44:11

of a cry behind my specs. The

support was incredible and migrate

2:44:112:44:16

physio gave me a lukewarm donkey in

a bath and put me in compression

2:44:162:44:20

tights so the legs feel all right --

gave me a lukewarm dunk in a bath.

2:44:202:44:31

It is day two today, very lifted by

the support.

Thank you, Zoe. We will

2:44:312:44:37

try and catch up with you tomorrow.

Good luck today. You can follow Zoe

2:44:372:44:43

on the Sport Relief Twitter account

on the BBC website. It takes place

2:44:432:44:49

from Saturday 17th to Friday 23rd of

March.

2:44:492:44:53

To donate £5, text ZOE to 70205.

2:44:542:44:57

To donate £10, text ZOE to 70210.

2:44:582:45:01

Texts cost your donation plus your

standard network message charge.

2:45:012:45:04

100% of your donation

will go to Sport Relief.

2:45:042:45:10

For full terms go

to bbc.co.uk/radio2.

2:45:102:45:17

Zoe was talking about support and we

can show you the BT Tower and

2:45:172:45:20

there's a lovely message going

around in London to try to encourage

2:45:202:45:23

her to keep going. We slightly

undercooked yesterday's effort, took

2:45:232:45:27

30 miles.

I was thinking that sounds

like the be needed for much --

2:45:272:45:35

something you would do before

followed. But Maggie you are an

2:45:352:45:38

animal could you do ten miles before

breakfast every morning.

2:45:382:45:41

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:45:412:45:44

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:45:442:45:46

I think Zoe can pretty much do

anything and the weather is doing

2:45:462:45:49

something similar this money, lots

of elements around, beautiful

2:45:492:45:53

Weather Watchers picture from

Norfolk sent in this morning, thank

2:45:532:45:55

you for them all as always. The

forecast today is for rain, sleet

2:45:552:45:59

and snow moving northwards across

northern England and Scotland,

2:45:592:46:03

eventually this afternoon, it will

become confined to the hills in the

2:46:032:46:07

North of Scotland. For the rest of

the UK, sunshine, bright spells and

2:46:072:46:10

some showers and some of the

showers, especially Devon and

2:46:102:46:14

Cornwall later, we'll be heavy. Low

pressure still dominating our

2:46:142:46:17

weather and will continue to do so

through the week. Weather fronts

2:46:172:46:21

dragging rain, sleet and snow

steadily northwards through the

2:46:212:46:24

course of the morning and into the

afternoon, wrapped around that area

2:46:242:46:28

of low pressure. This is more or

less the current picture, still

2:46:282:46:32

snowing across parts of northern

England and Scotland and some of the

2:46:322:46:36

heavy bursts, we are seeing some of

that even at lower levels but it

2:46:362:46:40

will be transient. It will continue

to move northwards as we go through

2:46:402:46:43

the day so it will brighten up

across southern Scotland and

2:46:432:46:46

northern England although there will

still be quite a bit of cloud

2:46:462:46:50

around. Northern Ireland having a

fairly grey day, brightening from

2:46:502:46:53

the South later

2:46:532:46:59

the South later with spots of rain

and drizzle and for England and

2:46:592:47:02

Wales, again, cloud around so bright

rather than sunny and even so, there

2:47:022:47:04

will be some sunshine but quite a

few showers across southern parts of

2:47:042:47:06

the country, especially the

south-west which includes Wales. 11

2:47:062:47:10

degrees the top temperature in

London, pretty nice for this time of

2:47:102:47:13

year and light wind. But we still

have a keen easterly breeze across

2:47:132:47:17

the north-east of Scotland. Where we

are looking at more significant

2:47:172:47:21

snow, that is likely to be blowing

on the hills and it will accentuate

2:47:212:47:24

the cold feel. Through this evening

and overnight, low-pressure drifting

2:47:242:47:29

northwards, as does the front

wrapped around it. More snow across

2:47:292:47:33

the Northern Isles, northern and

western Scotland, even at low

2:47:332:47:36

levels. There will also be some

frost this evening and overnight and

2:47:362:47:39

we are looking at the risk of ice on

untreated surfaces. As if that

2:47:392:47:44

wasn't enough, some patchy, dense

fog is likely across East Anglia and

2:47:442:47:49

south-east England. That will slowly

live tomorrow, as the showers

2:47:492:47:53

continued to romp over towards the

south-east. A weather front still

2:47:532:47:56

draped across the north-west of the

country, introducing more rain and

2:47:562:47:59

some wintry mess again. A few wintry

showers dotted here and there. In

2:47:592:48:05

the south, temperatures in double

figures or close to, the showers

2:48:052:48:10

will not be wintry but they are

likely to be heavy with the odd

2:48:102:48:12

rumble of thunder and some hail

mixed in. On Thursday, a weather

2:48:122:48:15

front moving across the English

Channel will produce rain at times

2:48:152:48:18

for the Channel Islands, just

clipping the south coast. A lot of

2:48:182:48:22

dry weather around and a fair bit of

sunshine on Thursday but still these

2:48:222:48:26

pesky, wintry showers just dotted

around here and there and

2:48:262:48:30

temperatures down a smidgen on today

but the weather is improving across

2:48:302:48:34

Scotland in particular, where we

have had so much snow of late.

2:48:342:48:41

We are talking about the impact of

the weather on our shoreline right

2:48:412:48:43

now.

2:48:432:48:45

Visitors to east coast

beaches over the last few days have

2:48:452:48:47

been served up a grim reminder

of the power of the Beast

2:48:472:48:50

From the East and Storm Emma.

2:48:502:48:52

Tens of thousands of dead

starfish have washed

2:48:522:48:54

up on Ramsgate beach,

whilst in East Yorkshire, hundreds

2:48:542:48:56

of lobsters and other sea creatures

were swept in by the tide.

2:48:562:48:59

Paul Murphy is on Fraisthorpe near

Bridlington for us this morning.

2:48:592:49:07

What is the picture there? Good

morning.

2:49:072:49:10

Good morning, a blustery day at

Fraisthorpe, five or 6 degrees but

2:49:102:49:16

it feels quite barmy competitor

recent days. The tide is just

2:49:162:49:19

turning and we will know within the

next hour or so whether we are going

2:49:192:49:23

to have a third day of mass

strandings, all creatures great and

2:49:232:49:29

small, some of them alive, some

dead, everything from starfish to

2:49:292:49:33

lobsters to grads to conventional

fish. A very sad sight but a real

2:49:332:49:37

reminder of the richness of marine

life out there. What has also been

2:49:372:49:41

happening over the past 48 hours is

a very big rescue operation. The

2:49:412:49:46

shell fishermen from Bridlington,

which is five miles north of here,

2:49:462:49:50

as being down on the beach trying to

recover thousands of juvenile

2:49:502:49:54

lobsters. These creatures have been

washed ashore. They would die on the

2:49:542:49:59

beach. The fishermen have been

shuttling them along the beach in

2:49:592:50:03

special vehicles to salt water tanks

in Bridlington where they have been

2:50:032:50:07

giving them oxygenated water, trying

to revive them and then releasing

2:50:072:50:10

them out to sea again. Of course,

this is the harvest of the

2:50:102:50:14

fishermen, this is their industry so

it's in their interest to do it but

2:50:142:50:17

it's been a very expensive operation

involving dozens of local fishermen.

2:50:172:50:24

Joining me from Yorkshire wildlife

trust is Becks Lynam who can

2:50:242:50:29

hopefully explain what has been

happening here. I believe it's a

2:50:292:50:32

combination of cold weather and very

strong wind?

That's right, Paul, so

2:50:322:50:37

essentially, the water temperature

has dropped from around 5 degrees to

2:50:372:50:42

around 2 degrees and it has done so

very rapidly, in the space of less

2:50:422:50:46

than a week. What marine wildlife

tends to hunker down in that

2:50:462:50:50

situation and become less active. At

the same time, we have seen

2:50:502:50:53

extremely strong wind which has made

the sea very choppy which has meant

2:50:532:50:57

that a lot of the animals who are

hunkering down away from the weather

2:50:572:51:00

has been dislodged and that

combination is causing so much

2:51:002:51:04

wildlife on to our shores.

Is the

drop in C 22, plummeting by a few

2:51:042:51:09

degrees, is that enough to kill

wildlife at sea?

It certainly is,

2:51:092:51:15

three degrees is a significant drop

in temp job for wildlife, it does

2:51:152:51:18

not sound like much to you or me but

it is a big difference and it

2:51:182:51:22

certainly makes them less active, as

I said, and vulnerable to these kind

2:51:222:51:26

of storm events.

We have been down

here in the last 48 hours and you

2:51:262:51:30

could wade through shellfish,

stranded lobsters, an incredible

2:51:302:51:34

sight, have you seen anything like

it before?

I've never seen this

2:51:342:51:38

before, I'm pleased to say. I spoke

to a gentleman on the beach

2:51:382:51:42

yesterday, and he won't mind me

telling you he was 71 and he'd only

2:51:422:51:46

seen this kind of event three times

in his life. I've been told it

2:51:462:51:51

happened in 2007 but certainly I've

never seen anything on this scale

2:51:512:51:53

before.

Thank you for joining us.

Those fishermen are expected down

2:51:532:51:58

here later this morning to continue

the recovery operation to try to get

2:51:582:52:02

some of the shellfish back into the

North Sea where they will hopefully

2:52:022:52:06

breed and grow.

Banks, incredible story. It is

2:52:062:52:10

extraordinary to see the pictures

and the impact. -- thanks.

2:52:102:52:15

Linda Nolan conquered the pop

charts, toured with Frank Sinatra

2:52:152:52:18

and sung on the West End stage.

2:52:182:52:21

Now she's written her autobiography,

to tell the story of a life

2:52:212:52:24

lived in the limelight.

2:52:242:52:25

It's not all been a song and dance.

2:52:252:52:27

Linda lost both her husband Brian

and her sister Bernie to cancer.

2:52:272:52:30

She's been open about her

battles with depression.

2:52:302:52:33

And in March last year, she was

diagnosed with terminal cancer.

2:52:332:52:36

Linda, welcome to Breakfast.

2:52:362:52:42

What a life you have had!

I'm

delighted to be as well. It is good

2:52:422:52:46

to be here.

What has the process

been like of writing the book? Have

2:52:462:52:51

you found it helpful? Despite what

we have said you've been through, it

2:52:512:52:54

is quite a positive book.

I hope so,

yeah, everyone has ups and downs but

2:52:542:53:00

I wanted it to be open and honest.

The publishers wanted to call it

2:53:002:53:04

from the heart, and I said I would

like you to call it from my heart

2:53:042:53:10

because I am opening myself, really

and I've always said that if I ever

2:53:102:53:13

did a book, it would be warts and

all. I think it has to be if it's

2:53:132:53:17

your life story.

And if you start

talking like you have done for

2:53:172:53:19

example about losing your husband,

it has resonance for so many people.

2:53:192:53:24

Yeah, and again, people say to us,

"You are so open". My counsellor

2:53:242:53:29

tells me I give too much sometimes

and I should save something for

2:53:292:53:33

myself but I have an amazing family

and group of friends who look after

2:53:332:53:36

me and they are great support but we

always think, and Bernie was the

2:53:362:53:40

same and our elder sister, Anne, who

was the first of us to be diagnosed

2:53:402:53:45

with breast cancer in 2000, we have

always spoken openly about it

2:53:452:53:50

because I think of women or men

sitting at home going through the

2:53:502:53:53

same things, cancer, grief, and they

don't have the support we have so if

2:53:532:53:56

I can say something that might go to

them, "It's OK to feel like that",

2:53:562:54:00

I've done what I set out to do.

You

take us back, you go through your

2:54:002:54:06

childhood, growing up

2:54:062:54:11

childhood, growing up with your

sisters and singing with Frank

2:54:122:54:13

Sinatra who was your dad, I mean,

your dad idolised Frank Sinatra.

2:54:132:54:16

Absolutely, our dad was kind of like

Ireland's Frank Sinatra in his day,

2:54:162:54:19

he sang with all the dance bands but

our mum was more into musical

2:54:192:54:22

theatre and she had a lovely soprano

voice but you wanted to do musical

2:54:222:54:25

theatre instead of straight opera.

So yeah, we were brought up on

2:54:252:54:30

Sinatra music so when in 1975 we

were asked to go on tour with him.

2:54:302:54:34

We told our dad and a first, he

said, "Don't get carried away,

2:54:342:54:38

girls, it won't happen", and then we

brought in backstage and introduced

2:54:382:54:43

him.

That must've been something.

It

was amazing, but the first time in

2:54:432:54:47

our life, our dad was speechless! It

was unbelievable and I was 15 and

2:54:472:54:51

Bernie was 13 and we did all the

major venues in Europe with him and

2:54:512:54:55

he was lovely to us. We did not

socialise with him, obviously but he

2:54:552:54:58

was lovely to us and we sure every

show, every concert. It was amazing.

2:54:582:55:03

Very lucky.

He was the consummate

performer as well so you must have

2:55:032:55:08

learned an enormous amount.

Absolutely, we were rehearsing at

2:55:082:55:12

the Albert Hall and sitting on the

side of the stage, those seats in

2:55:122:55:16

rehearsals, and he started to sing

and he came over and said, "You

2:55:162:55:20

girls would know this", so we sang

in the chorus!

Really? Brilliant!

2:55:202:55:26

Yeah, that's our music and he is

still my favourite singer.

You

2:55:262:55:30

talked about whether you are with

some of the things you struggle with

2:55:302:55:32

as well. Is that because you've

lived virtually your whole life in

2:55:322:55:35

the spotlight?

In the public eye?

Yes, possibly. As you can tell, I

2:55:352:55:41

don't find it difficult to talk!

Nothing wrong with that.

My dad used

2:55:412:55:46

to say I swallowed the Blarney

Stone! But I really feel we have

2:55:462:55:50

spoken about it really because we

feel, like I said earlier, that we

2:55:502:55:55

have so much support ourselves that

if talking about it and being... You

2:55:552:55:59

know, there is still a to-do about a

depression, I'm still on

2:55:592:56:03

antidepressants and my local mental

health team saved my life. Maureen,

2:56:032:56:06

my sister, always says to me, "I

want to get you off the

2:56:062:56:12

antidepressants", and I said to her,

"If I was diabetic, you would not

2:56:122:56:15

want to get me off my insulin". It

is still a bit to if I can talk

2:56:152:56:20

about it and say it is OK and you

can live a normal life with it,

2:56:202:56:23

still working, you know, then that,

if it helps somebody, that is good.

2:56:232:56:28

Our colleague Bill Turnbull... Bless

you!

2:56:282:56:34

I've been trying to stifle that for

a few minutes.

2:56:342:56:39

Bill Turnbull has been talking today

because he was diagnosed with

2:56:392:56:42

prostate cancer just before

Christmas and he talk today about

2:56:422:56:45

the thoughts for everybody because

many people today will be getting

2:56:452:56:48

that message that they have cancer.

What is your sort of, you know, how

2:56:482:56:52

do you begin to deal with that

because it is really shocking when

2:56:522:56:55

you find out?

Oh, it's a complete

and utter... It blows you away. When

2:56:552:57:01

I found out in 2006, the first time,

that I had breast cancer, it was

2:57:012:57:06

surreal. It was like I was looking

down on the consultant talking and

2:57:062:57:10

the nurse. And then to get

secondary, mine has metastasised

2:57:102:57:14

into my bones, that happened last

March and it is incurable. It is

2:57:142:57:21

treatable but endurable and to get

that diagnosis is... I was

2:57:212:57:24

devastated for my family because we

are still, you know, it is still

2:57:242:57:28

very raw with Bernie and I still

grieve over Brian and to put my

2:57:282:57:31

family through all that again

because of me, you know, and of

2:57:312:57:35

course, they say, "Don't be

ridiculous, you have got a purpose".

2:57:352:57:39

In another way, it was quite

liberating, which sounds weird but I

2:57:392:57:45

mean liberating in fact that I am

now going to my life every... People

2:57:452:57:50

say, live every day as if it's your

last but I'm going to do that, do

2:57:502:57:54

all the things that I keep saying I

will do and have never done. And

2:57:542:58:01

spend time with people that I want

to be with and tell them I love

2:58:012:58:04

them.

What a lovely message. Thank

you!

It's my pleasure, don't forget

2:58:042:58:10

the book, the 8th of March! It's

called Linda Nolan: from my heart,

2:58:102:58:16

and it out on Thursday, just in time

for Mother's Day!

You time it well.

2:58:162:58:21

Thank you for reminding everyone

about Mother's Day, too. Lovely to

2:58:212:58:23

see you.

2:58:232:58:25

There's been crying,

screaming, and fainting -

2:58:252:58:27

and that's just from the dads.

2:58:272:58:28

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series One Born Every Minute

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is back on our screens this week.

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We'll be speaking

to some of the stars,

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midwife Harriet Fisher,

and new parents Amy and Ben.

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But first, let's look

at an exclusive clip

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from the new series filmed

at the Birmingham Women's

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and Children's Hospital.

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From the minute we found out

we was pregnant, he's been extremely

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emotional.

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Keep it going, keep it going.

Go on, go on.

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And that's nice to see.

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Give it all you've got

on the next one, yeah?

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Come on, Emma.

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It shocked me, the amount

the emotions changed.

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You turned me into a right softy!

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I can't even watch telly

now without crying.

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Beautiful.

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Keep it going, keep it

going, keep it going.

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I just feel like I've got to be

strong for her, so...

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I need to man up a bit, to be fair.

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That's it, well done, keep going.

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I can't get it out!

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You can, sweetheart.

Push past that stinging.

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Come on, Emma.

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Come on, push, push, push.

Keep going, keep going.

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I can't do it!

Well done.

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I can't do it!

And again.

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Oh, has he passed out?

He just passed out.

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It's all right, sweetheart.

It's all right.

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Can you just help with

dad, please because

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he's just...

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There was a big thud.

Can you just check his head?

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I just love that midwife, "Will

summon help with dad, please?"

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Midwife Harriet Fisher,

and new parents Amy

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and Ben join us now.

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Oh, Ben! Oh, dear! Did you know you

going to fade?

Not until I woke up

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on the floor.

No warning, suddenly

everything overcame you?

Yeah, I

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don't know what it was and I woke up

on the floor.

It was lack of sleep

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and food.

How do you feel watching

it back?

I'm going to get some stick

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for that!

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That is your natural reaction. It

happens to a lot of people, a lot

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more than people would admit to.

It's just that most people don't

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have to get filmed. They will feel

sorry for you now. What about you?

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You work just about to give birth

and he passed out.

I was relying him

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to hold my gas and air and I thought

I can't do it and it was added

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stress for me and I thought I'm just

going to have to do it on my own but

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luckily the staff came in from the

hospital and they were wonderful and

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got me through it.

I loved the way

that they said, check his head.

I

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did hit my head quite hard off the

corner of a desk.

How is your baby?

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She is beautiful.

This is a little

picture of her. It is her first

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birthday today?

Five months old

today.

Harriet, I love this. So many

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people love this programme. What is

it like as a midwife having cameras?

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It is a real giggle actually, really

good fun, it was lovely and a real

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boost for the team and we had a good

time with the crew and they were

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such a lovely bunch, they put us at

ease and it was a really good time,

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I enjoyed it.

You weren't involved

in this one.

No.

You are incredibly

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busy, 8000 babies born every year.

Yes, we are one of the biggest

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single site units in the UK and we

are incredibly busy. But it's a

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wonderful place to work.

A wonderful

place and an incredibly important

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time for all of these people's lives

so you are dealing with a lot of

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emotions aren't you, at the same

time as doing your actual job?

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Absolutely, yeah, definitely, and it

is a real privilege to be part of

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that big day. It's the biggest,

forget your wedding day, this is

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bigger, so much bigger, and it is a

real honour to be part of it,

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definitely.

Had you watched the

programme before you were on the

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programme?

Yes.

No choice.

The

hostage, I've been in that situation

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as well! You chose to be part of the

programme having seen what people go

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through?

It is a once-in-a-lifetime

experience getting to do it and we

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would not change it, if we have the

chance to do it again we would sign

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up.

I'd stay on my feet! Not

choosing to be on the floor.

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Harriet, you had a bit of a drama

during your own pregnancy, didn't

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you? Explain what happened.

I was

diagnosed with thyroid cancer when I

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was 31 weeks so I was quite far into

the pregnancy and then it was found

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and One Born Every Minute asked if I

would talk about it on television

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and I thought if I can raise a bit

of awareness, because it is not a

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cancer that is talked about

regularly, that would be good

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because it's common in young women.

We have a clip of you at work. Shall

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we have a look?

I remember I was on

main delivery suite and this lady

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was coming up to deliver and I am

there, saying come along, doing your

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banter with your lady and everything

and this man tapped the door and I

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said, your husband? He said, yes, he

says come on then.

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I said, "Come on, then, come on".

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And then I'm telling

her to push and he kept

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standing by the door.

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And I said, "Darling, don't worry,

just come, just come".

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And then she come off the gas

and said, "Who's he?"

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I thought...

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It's the wrong man!

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This is not your wife, then?

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He goes, "No!"

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Why didn't he say something before?

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At least you are in the right room!

That's what I love about the

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programme, there is drama and huge

humour as well.

Absolutely, and the

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team are fantastic and we are all

really good friends.

What did you

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learn from the experience? People

talk about the falling over but as a

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new mum what did you learn from

going through that?

So much. You

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don't know where to begin. I work in

a nursery so I'm quite good with

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babies anyway. But having one of

your own is completely different and

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you don't expect how much pain there

is in labour. And when Ben went that

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was so much more added pressure

because I felt I was doing it on my

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own in my -- a sense. I'm so

grateful to the team at the

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hospital.

Are you OK now?

Yes. The

prognosis is generally very good and

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so was mine and after a year of

being in treatment I was in the all

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clear.

Good.

Just a quick one, Ben, are you going

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to watch it, or are you going dark

and Kevin McGee taken out of you and

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get on with it?

I'm going to watch

it, I don't have a choice of

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watching it. But ours is not until

next week anyway.

Thank you very

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much indeed all of you.

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One Born Every Minute starts

on Channel 4 tomorrow night at 9pm.

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It is 9:05am.

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In a few minutes, we'll be joined

by comedian Dave Johns

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to talk about his new film

Walk Like A Panther.

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If you like wrestling it is right up

your

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Top temperature of 12 degrees.

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That's it from me and the team.

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Have a lovely morning,

now it's back to Dan and Louise

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Have a lovely morning,

now it's back to Dan and Louise.

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We are talking about wrestling now.

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The 1970s and '80s was

a golden era for British

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wrestling, with millions tuning

in to watch bouts between the likes

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of Big Daddy, Catweazle,

Davey Boy Smith and Giant Haystacks.

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Giant Haystacks was always my

favourite.

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He was a big lad, wasn't he?

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New British comedy

Walk Like A Panther

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adds its own team of wrestlers

to this era, who now,

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30 years after their heyday,

decide to don the lycra once last

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time to try to save their local pub.

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We have one of the stars on the sofa

with us.

Yeah, nice to see you.

Good

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morning, Dave. Let's have a look at

a clip of the film first.

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One amongst us has to

learn something new.

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We need a Bob Dylan.

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What's a Bob Dylan, dad?

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It's a villain, Mark.

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Every story needs one.

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You all know that

and so does the crowd.

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We need somebody to play

the bad guy or girl.

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I might be bad, Trevor,

but I'm not that kind of bad.

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I've got blonde hair and blue eyes.

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I wear gold.

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I'm the personification of goodness.

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Tony, you might have

been transported here

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on wings of angels.

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That doesn't change the fact

that, for this thing

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to work, somebody has to be bad.

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Dave Johns is here. Lovely to see

you again. Last time you were here

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you are talking about I, Daniel

Blake.

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The spandex as well.

A good look for

a 52-year-old man!

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They are trying to save their pub,

aren't they?

A group of wrestlers,

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being in the 80s, they have retired

now because the wrestling was taken

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off the television and they have

their own pub and basically the pub

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is going to close so they get

enticed to come out and fight one

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more time and put on a big show and

we had to learn to wrestle.

Talking

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about wrestling in the 70s and 80s,

were you into it at the time?

As a

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kid I used to watch it and I

remember saying to my dad, there was

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one called Les Kelly, and he used to

pretend he was injured and every

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weekend I would say, he is

pretending and he would say, do you

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think so? I used to say he was

pretending and he wasn't really

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injured.

Did you have to train to

learn how to do the wrestling?

When

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we weren't shooting we had to go off

with the stunt guys and the

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wrestlers and learn how to run the

ropes and fall properly and all the

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throws and things like that so it

was pretty full on.

Last time we had

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you on was for I, Daniel Blake. What

has the reaction to that film been

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and how has it changed your life?

For high Daniel Blake?

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For high Daniel Blake? -- I, Daniel

Blake. It has been amazing, it has

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catapulted me into a whole new

career. At 62.

It is not bad. Is

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stand-ups till your first love?

Stand-up is my thing, it is

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immediate. We made this film sort of

last May, and I haven't even seen it

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yet.

Have you not?

Tonight is the

first time I'm going to see it.

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Let's show you a bit of you coming

face-to-face with your son in the

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ring.

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Come on!

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Are you ready for this?

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Are you ready for this?!

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Go on, Mark!

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I love you, son.

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Eh?

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You really get a sense of the humour

involved in this, is the same

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creative team behind The Full Monty.

It is the studio behind it and

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discover same sort of feel-good

factor. It was great working with

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Stephen Graham. And also the cast.

I'm used to working on my own as a

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stand-up but being with a full

creative team has been great fun.

It

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is a film that has a few underlying

messages. What you want audiences to

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take away from it?

It is about

community, bit like I, Daniel Blake,

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community coming together to save

something, to preserve their life.

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That's the message that basically

when things are down all these

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people come together and they make

something happen. Do they save the

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pub? Who knows?

Well, I wouldn't

like to hazard a guess. You took

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your daughter onto the set as well.

Howl dishy?

She is 12. -- how old is

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she? She looked at me in my blue

leotard and she said there are some

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things that a child should never

see. I'm going to phone ChildLine!

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LAUGHTER

That is the thing, having a child

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that sort of age and having a dad

who is clearly famous, it becomes

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not necessarily a great thing.

What

happens is she used to be my little

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one but now I'm an embarrassment to

her, she says, oh, dad.

What about

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plans for the future, Dave. I,

Daniel Blake, now this, are you

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still doing stand-up?

I am still

doing stand-up I did Edinburgh, and

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I called it I, film star, about the

red carpet. I was at the Baftas and

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went for a drink and I turned around

and it was Meryl Streep coming

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towards us and I turned around and

just went, Merrill, it's all free!

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And she was like, I'll put my purse

away. I have a couple more films in

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me about Cornish fishermen so I've

got to do my Cornish accent.

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Excellent accident!

It's all really

exciting really. Dave, it's lovely

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to see you again, thank you for

coming in.

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Walk Like A Panther

is in cinemas this Friday.

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That's all we've

got time for today.

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