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Hello.

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This is Breakfast,

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

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Stayt.

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Counter-terrorism officers search

for the source of the nerve agent

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used to in an attack in Salisbury.

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A former Russian spy,

his daughter and a police officer

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who came to their aid

are all in a serious

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condition in hospital.

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Good morning.

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It's Thursday, the 8th of March.

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Also this morning:

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Domestic abusers could be

electronically tagged or banned

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from drinking alcohol under tougher

new measures being proposed

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to tackle the problem.

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A warning that many councils

in England will run out of money

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as they struggle to meet

demand on social services.

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Good morning.

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Are you on the hunt for a new home?

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The number of properties on estate

agents' books has fallen

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to a new low according

to new figures out this morning.

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I'll be taking a closer look

at what that means for buyers

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and sellers out there

just before 7am.

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In sport, heartbreak for Tottenham

in the Champions League.

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Italian champions, Juventus,

come from behind, to beat Spurs

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at Wembley, and end their European

dreams, for another season.

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Why the recent cold snap could cause

car trouble. Apparently, there are

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even more potholes in our roads.

Will that cold snap continued? --

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continue. The weather. It will get

more mild. Disruptive snow in Wales,

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the Midlands, and northern England.

That will go through quite quickly.

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For most of us, sunshine and

showers, but they will still be

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wintry. I will have more in 15

minutes. See you then, Carol!

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

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Anti-terror police are trying

to establish the origin of a nerve

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agent used in the attempted murder

of a former Russian spy

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and his daughter.

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While police have now identified

the type of chemical,

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it's not yet known where it was made

or who could have carried

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out the attack.

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Sergei and Yulia Skripal remain

in a critical condition in hospital.

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A policeman who went to help them

was also seriously injured.

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Tom Burridge reports.

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This was Sergei Skripal last month

at a corner shop. Now, police

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believe someone tried to kill the

former spy and his daughter with a

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nerve agent. It happened here in the

small cathedral city of Salisbury.

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The police officer who attended to

the pair is now also in a serious

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condition in hospital. What's nerve

agent was used is the question

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experts at this military research

centre are trying to answer -- what.

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Nerve agent is essentially crippled

the nervous system of the body and

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are not easy to manufacture.

Nerve

agents require a non- insignificant

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technical backup to be manufactured.

That would lead to a likelihood of a

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state manufacturing it.

Life in

Salisbury right now is anything but

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normal. This, the restaurant where

Sergei and Yulia Skripal had lunch

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hours before they fell ill. A man

can be seen in this CCTV footage

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from near the crime scene. His

daughter apparently had dark hair

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like in this photo. They are both in

a critical condition in hospital.

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Tom Burridge, BBC News.

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Later, we'll be asking a chemical

weapons expert how nerve agents

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could have got onto Britain's

streets. That's at 7:10.

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Suspected domestic abusers could be

electronically tagged,

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or banned from drinking

alcohol and taking drugs,

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as part of proposals to tackle

the problem in England and Wales.

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The government wants views

on a set of measures,

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which include the first legal

definition of economic abuse,

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and a commissioner

to oversee the issue.

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Jon Donnison reports.

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This woman suffered a decade of

abuse at the hands of her

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ex-partner. Emotional, but also

physical. She ended up in hospital

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more than a dozen times. She says

she used to grow her fringe long to

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cover the black guys.

Some people

say why did you not get out sooner?

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-- eyes. Do you really want to look

over your shoulder if you leave a

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relationship, they are still after

you. He threatened me and told me he

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would organise for someone to throw

acid in my face.

Into dozen of 15,

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the man was eventually jailed for

grievous bodily harm and assault

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after her sister contacted the

police. -- In 2015. The government

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wants to make it easier to prosecute

perpetrators. It is launching a

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consultation document before it

tries to get tougher laws passed.

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Among the proposals, broadening the

legal definition of domestic abuse

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to include physical, psychological,

sexual, emotional, but also economic

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abuse. Tougher sentences for cases

involving children. And new

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protection orders to allow police in

courts to intervene more quickly

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when abuse is suspected. The

consultation period for the proposed

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new laws will last 12 weeks to be

Jon Donnison, BBC News. -- Weeks.

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Britain and Saudi Arabia have agreed

plans for a future trade

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and investment programme

worth £65 billion.

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The announcement comes on the second

day of a visit to the UK

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by the Saudi Crown Prince,

Mohammed Bin Salman.

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The package includes direct

investment in both countries

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across energy, education,

healthcare, and defence.

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There's a warning that many councils

in England will become financially

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unsustainable if they continue

to rely on their reserve funds

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to pay for the increasing

demands of social care.

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The public spending watchdog says

two thirds of councils with social

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care responsibilities

raided their reserves

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in the financial year

ending last April.

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Our correspondent,

Alison Holt, has more.

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It is lunchtime at this date to make

day centre in Surrey. Here, people

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can socialise and take part in other

activitiesday centre. It is paid for

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by the county council. The National

Audit Office says local authorities

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now spend more than half of their

budgets on providing care for adults

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and children. This woman has

multiple sclerosis. It is vital.

I

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come here twice a week. I would come

or if there was funding for it. But,

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umm, apart from that, it is amazing.

The NAO says since 2010, the money

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central authorities got from London

has been cut by 50%. Despite council

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tax rises, services like bin

collections, roads, and libraries,

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have had their money reduced by a

third. With councils using savings

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to balance the books, it warns one

in ten will have exhausted their

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reserves within three years.

We are

calling for a plan for a long-term

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sustainable plant. -- plan. We need

to make funding available. Alongside

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that, social care needs a funding

solution as well.

The government

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says a new funding settlement has an

approved for councils to help pay

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for the services that keep

communities running, and that will

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mean a real terms increase in

resources, allowing for greater

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fairness and value for money. BBC

News.

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Danish inventor, Peter Madsen,

is due to go on trial over the death

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of Swedish journalist, Kim Wall,

aboard his homemade submarine.

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Ms Wall was interviewing Madsen

when she went missing last August.

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Her body was later found by police.

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Masden denies intentionally

killing the reporter.

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He's appearing in court

in Copenhagen today.

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Our reporter, Maddy

Savage, is there.

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Peter Madsen, who is something of a

minor celebrity here in Scandinavia,

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is due at the courthouse in just a

couple of hours. It dates back to a

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warm night in August last year, a

dockyard a 15 Minute Drive away from

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here were Peter Madsen kept his

submarine. -- minute drive. Kim Wall

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went on board to interview him but

did not come back alive. Peter

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Madsen initially said he dropped her

off safely. Then he said she died in

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a tragic accident when a hatch fell

on her head, and then said she died

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with carbon monoxide poisoning. He

said he cut up her body but denies

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killing her. It will take 12 days

over seven weeks. If convicted of

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murder, it is likely he will serve a

life sentence, needing 15- 20 years

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in prison in Denmark without parole.

Thank you so much. Reporting from

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Copenhagen.

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Train passengers will more easily be

able to claim compensation

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for the knock-on costs of delays,

as part of changes to ticket

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terms and conditions.

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Rail operating companies

are removing a clause which says

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they won't accept any liability

for indirect effects such

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as commuters having to pay

for taxis and hotels.

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The consumer group Which had

previously accused companies

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of misleading the public.

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Lawmakers in Florida have approved

a bill to strengthen gun control,

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weeks after 17 people were killed

in a shooting at a local school.

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The bill raises the legal

age for buying rifles,

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imposes a three-day waiting period

on all firearms sales and will also

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allow the arming

of some school staff.

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It now requires the approval

of the state's Governor.

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We have all seen horror films with

machines having a mind of their own.

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Now, some people

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Now, some people are saying their

Amazon Alexa is creepily cackling.

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That sounds like my laugh. It is

apparently witchlike and can happen

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without the device being woken up.

Apparently it laughs when asked to

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do a different task. Amazon says it

is aware of the problem and is

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trying to fix it.

That would freak

me out.

My phone, if I pressed the

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wrong button, it says what can I

help you with? Where did you come

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from!

If you start talking and it

starts answering you.

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starts answering you.

Even Alexa

would be stunned into silence from

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what happened to Spurs last night.

It has been called a moment of

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madness. In 169 seconds they went

from celebration to absolute

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desperation.

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desperation.

The defeat means they

go out 4-3 on aggregate.

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Manchester City are the second

English side through to the quarter

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finals despite losing 2-1 at home

to Swiss side Basel on the night.

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Pep Guardiola's side had a big

advantage from the first leg,

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and won the tie 5-2 on aggregate.

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England's women miss out on winning

the SheBelieves Cup in America.

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Karen Bardsley's own-goal

gifts the USA a 1-0 win

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and the tournament.

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And Team Sky deny what they call

"unsubstantiated allegations"

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of the overuse of medication

to enhance performance.

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It comes after the head

of World Cycling called

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for an investigation into the team.

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More on that later. Papers in a

moment. Or should we do it now?

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There are some gems. Carol soon.

First, your paper. You built it up.

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. Do you know the new VAR system? It

cannot help with this. By the way,

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Shaun is here.

The viewers can see

the back of his head. They were

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wondering where he was.

He has done

this before.

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this before.

Charlie, you are

Sanchez Watt. I say what is your

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name. You say Watt.

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name. You say Watt. I say don't be

cheeky. There's a player called

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Sanchez Watt who was booked for

saying "Watt" and the referee

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thought he was being cheeky.

According to the

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According to the chairman, Dave

Boggins... Nothing funny about

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that... They had a good laugh later.

Stop it!

I might go back. I have

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nothing as bonkers as that to follow

up with. The business pages. Another

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retailer, New Look, laying off staff

at 60 stores. These mannequins may

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not be there in the coming weeks and

months. They are trying to survive.

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Many financial problems shared by

many retailers. And we will talk a

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lot about housing this morning. The

Telegraph. The number on the of UK

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homes on sale falls to a record low.

-- number of. Times. Fancy a

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mansion? Try before you buy. Rent

out your home. If you like it, you

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might buy it. If not, you can say

"No." It makes sense if you are

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spending a lot of money. The real

estate market might need that. A

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fascinating story. Russia could

cripple the UK, according to the

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Daily Mail. This is after two people

have been poisoned in Salisbury. The

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Daily Mail is saying the lethal

nerve agent was used in the attack,

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and a top British general says

Russia could cripple the UK. It has

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the capacity to attack with

cyber-attacks. This is the chief

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military chief. We are speaking with

Amber Rudd later. She has more

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measured language.

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We will try to bring you any updates

available in connection with the

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three people we know are in a

critical condition.

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critical condition. Sergei Skripal,

his daughter and one police officer

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who came to their aid. The police

officer was treated as a precaution,

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discharged and then he deteriorated

and he was readmitted into intensive

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care. That story dominating all the

front pages this morning.

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More on that story of course

throughout the morning.

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We will be talking to Amber Rudd as

well. Let us talk to Carol.

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This morning, we have some snow,

falling at the moment not to much in

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Scotland but throughout the country.

In the Midlands and northern

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England. It could prove to be

disrupted. It will be short-lived.

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You can see this arc here. Rain the

south, snow further north. Leaving

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behind some cloud but quite quickly,

it will brighten up and many of us

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will see some sunshine. Showers

around today, especially in the

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West. That the temperatures.

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West. That the temperatures. -- look

at. And a clear skies, is going to

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be a cold night with the risk of

ice. There will be a widespread

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frost. Likely to be wintry. In rural

areas, it will be much lower than

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this. A cold start to the day

tomorrow. The risk of ice around. A

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lot of dry weather. A bit of

sunshine tomorrow. A fairly nice

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day. It's in the shape of low

pressure. That's going to introduce

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a bit of cloud and we will see some

rain coming in and the wind will

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also strengthen. But it will bring

some Mahler conditions. 9- 11 in the

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south, seven, eight further north.

That will change through the course

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of the weekend as the system moves

north, taking cloud and rain. It's

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also going to drag this milder air

and northwards. Eventually getting

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up into the far north of Scotland.

If we take a look at Saturday, you

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can see the process, a lot of cloud.

You could see some snow on its

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leading edge. It will be fairly

transient. Quite a grey murky day

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whatever way you look at it. Sixes

and sevens in the north. Mild around

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are coming ensconced. 13, 14. Six

and seven will change as we had on

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into Sunday. Eventually, the low

pressure pushes up to the north of

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the country, taking the rain with

it. Behind it, a lot of dry weather.

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We will see some showery outbreaks

of rain. The cloud will break and it

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will brighten up as well. Up to 13

degrees in England, Wales and

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Northern Ireland. We are looking at

eight, nine, ten. As we head into

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the new week beyond this, it will

remain unsettled. Having said that,

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Tuesday is looking not too bad at

this stage.

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Tuesday is looking not too bad at

this stage. We will look forward to

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Tuesday. One of the things with this

cold weather, you look at wrapping

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up but it's what happens afterwards.

When I was driving in this morning,

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check your tyre pressure. I had a

slow puncture.

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That is awful. But it's something

that really does like the daily

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commute, doesn't it?

As you are saying, the freezing

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weather looks set to make things

even worse. The RAC says it will see

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as many daffodils as potholes and

has identified the different

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specimens on the road.

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This is the great British pothole.

And this is the Alcatraz cluster.

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They are difficult to avoid due to

their size. This is the sniper,

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lurking just out of sight and will

get you when you least expect it.

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Then, this is extreme. The unwired

's clerk, first appearing as a

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little crack in an otherwise smooth

road surface and it could be of

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something worse. I giggle at these

names but it's annoying.

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names but it's annoying.

Chief

engineer at the RAC David Brisley

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and Mark Purnell, pothole expert.

They are enormous and the damage is

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going to be immense.

It's a bit of fun that there is a

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serious problem sitting behind this.

It is going to get worse because

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we've had some really cold weather,

some snow and what happens is that

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water gets into cracks in the road,

it freezes. Maybe not for a month or

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two. Potholes will fall. We track

the breakdowns that are attributable

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to potholes. Like springs, cracked

wheels, suspension problems. We

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track those over time and they are a

pretty good measure of how good the

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roads are. They were at their worst

in around 2013, 2000 14. A slow

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improvement but over the last six

months, we've seen a further

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deterioration and I suspect that

when we look at the index at the end

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of this quarter and the end of the

following quarter, we will see

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significant upturns.

We will get

onto just how to avoid potholes as

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well. Mark, let's talk to you. You

call yourself Mr pothole. Why is

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that?

That's what the media dubbed

me. It sticks about my campaign.

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Tell us about that. I started five

years ago campaigning about

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dangerous potholes. Thing for

storing the police as a waste of

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time. The last five years, studying

what is wrong with the roads. That

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guide is getting attention from

people. 400 cyclists dead or maimed

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over the last ten years.

This is a

really serious issue. I was

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mentioning about the problems

drivers had. Just avoiding these

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potholes. You can see drivers behind

you travelling at some speed and

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swerving to avoid. There was one

just behind you, quite significant.

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It can cause a lot of problems.

That

is the classic pothole but it's a

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rather large classic. I mean, the

serious side is the death of

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cyclists, injury, but it's costing

road users hundreds of pounds and

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there is a massive backlog and David

mentioned about potholes coming out.

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I estimate you will see a tenfold

increase in potholes after this

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winter because whether what has got

into the surface, it could to break

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up. It really needs massive

investment. Authorities haven't got

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the money to do the work.

Authorities are coming out to say

0:23:310:23:36

they have not got the funds to

maintain the network and some of

0:23:360:23:39

those get the stage where they are

not actually meeting their legal

0:23:390:23:45

obligations and I found Freedom of

Information requests and it's a

0:23:450:23:48

serious issue, it's not going to go

away. They've actually cut £11

0:23:480:23:55

billion from outsourcing. Some

councils are spending 50% less than

0:23:550:23:59

they were in 2010.

There is quite a

big pothole where you are. If you

0:23:590:24:07

can point out that one and see

whether traffic is going past.

0:24:070:24:13

David, just pick on that financial

issue for us. Pothole like that, for

0:24:130:24:18

example, how much is that going to

cost to fix at a time when councils

0:24:180:24:23

are without money?

It will cost

several hundred thousand pounds to

0:24:230:24:28

fix, depending on whether that is a

one-off fault on the road or whether

0:24:280:24:32

there are a series of them. In many

instances, these potholes arise

0:24:320:24:37

because routine resurfacing hasn't

been done. We see a lot of patching

0:24:370:24:44

of potholes.

If we go back to that

shot, what you can see is, from that

0:24:440:24:49

point were the one we saw is, there

are a series of potholes. That's

0:24:490:24:53

right. Councils can't afford to do

the job properly, resurface the

0:24:530:24:58

road. What they tend to do is patch

up what's there and then of course

0:24:580:25:03

you get further potholes developing

or indeed the same pothole

0:25:030:25:08

developing again. What is the advice

to drivers in terms of avoiding

0:25:080:25:15

them?

First of all, it's really

important that they don't swerve

0:25:150:25:24

around into the path of other

vehicles. If you see a pothole, slow

0:25:240:25:29

down and try and avoid going into

it. The very aware of the presence

0:25:290:25:35

of other vehicles around you. It is

easy to report a pothole. You don't

0:25:350:25:39

have to know who is responsible for

the road. You can report it on our

0:25:390:25:46

website, the RAC, Mr pothole has a

website.

Mark, when you've reported

0:25:460:25:52

potholes, how quickly are they

repaired.

It's got worse over the

0:25:520:26:00

last three years. It's getting

worse. That pothole behind me is

0:26:000:26:07

down for a four-month repair.

Four

months to repair it?

For months, the

0:26:070:26:15

tickets raised. It first raised in

January and didn't meet their

0:26:150:26:20

intervention criteria. Now it's got

larger. They would do an infill.

0:26:200:26:27

They come out again shortly after.

They've actually given themselves

0:26:270:26:35

for months which anyone using this

road, they are deathtraps. Its taken

0:26:350:26:40

in some cases, 5-7 days to check the

potholes and there has been an

0:26:400:26:48

appeal court case where the judge

said potholes should be repaired

0:26:480:26:52

because someone was injured on a

deep pothole reported on Friday. It

0:26:520:26:58

needs to get serious. And people are

taking their lives in their hands.

0:26:580:27:09

Some of the roads are legal, some of

the drain covers, but every road

0:27:090:27:16

user is paying tens of billions of

pounds through taxation and the

0:27:160:27:22

government has put in £1 billion but

they taken so much from council. I

0:27:220:27:25

am critical of councils but I do

feel sorry for them.

Thank you for

0:27:250:27:30

showing us around where you are.

David, thank you.

0:27:300:27:37

We'll be speaking live to Zoe Ball

on the latest leg of her epic

0:27:370:27:41

Blackpool to Brighton bike ride

in aid of Sport Relief.

0:27:410:27:48

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

0:27:480:31:09

weekend but it will be rather wet at

times.

0:31:090:31:11

I'm back with the latest

from the BBC London newsroom

0:31:110:31:14

in half an hour.

0:31:140:31:15

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

0:31:150:31:22

Hello.

0:31:220:31:23

This is Breakfast,

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

0:31:230:31:25

Stayt.

0:31:250:31:25

We'll bring you all the latest news

and sport in a moment,

0:31:250:31:28

but also on Breakfast this morning.

0:31:280:31:33

As police confirm a former Russian

spy was targeted with a nerve agent,

0:31:330:31:37

we'll be asking a chemical weapons

expert how the deadly poison

0:31:370:31:40

could have ended up

on the streets of Britain.

0:31:400:31:42

We'll be talking to the women

behind the podcast "You,

0:31:420:31:45

Me, and the Big C," who say they're

too busy living to worry

0:31:450:31:48

about dying of cancer.

0:31:480:31:49

And Mary Beard will be here tell us

about her encounters with some

0:31:490:31:53

of the most incredible treasures

of the ancient world.

0:31:530:31:55

She's a historian. Good morning.

0:31:550:31:57

Here's a summary of today's main

stories from BBC News.

0:31:570:31:59

Anti-terror police are trying

to establish the origin of a nerve

0:31:590:32:02

agent used in the attempted murder

of a former Russian spy

0:32:020:32:05

and his daughter.

0:32:050:32:06

While police have now identified

the type of chemical,

0:32:060:32:09

it's not yet known where it was made

or who could have carried

0:32:090:32:12

out the attack.

0:32:120:32:13

Sergei and Yulia Skripal remain

in a critical condition in hospital.

0:32:130:32:16

A policeman who went to help them

was also seriously injured.

0:32:160:32:24

Suspected domestic abusers could be

electronically tagged. Economic

0:32:250:32:37

abuse will also be included in the

definition. They are suggesting

0:32:370:32:43

tougher sentences for cases

involving children. And possible

0:32:430:32:48

court orders including alcohol bans.

0:32:480:32:54

Britain and Saudi Arabia have agreed

plans for a future trade

0:32:540:32:57

and investment programme

worth £65 billion.

0:32:570:32:59

The announcement comes on the second

day of a visit to the UK

0:32:590:33:02

by the Saudi Crown Prince,

Mohammed Bin Salman.

0:33:020:33:04

The package includes direct

investment in both countries

0:33:040:33:06

across energy, education,

healthcare, and defence.

0:33:060:33:08

There's a warning that many councils

in England will become financially

0:33:080:33:11

unsustainable if they continue

to rely on their reserve funds

0:33:110:33:14

to pay for the increasing

demands of social care.

0:33:140:33:16

The public spending watchdog says

two thirds of councils with social

0:33:160:33:19

care responsibilities

raided their reserves

0:33:190:33:21

in the financial year

ending last April.

0:33:210:33:22

The government says a new funding

settlement has been approved

0:33:220:33:25

for councils to help pay

for the services that

0:33:250:33:28

keep communities running.

0:33:280:33:33

Four people have been seriously

injured in two knife

0:33:330:33:36

attacks in Austria.

0:33:360:33:37

Three members of the same family

were taken to hospital

0:33:370:33:39

after being wounded

in a park in Vienna.

0:33:390:33:42

The suspected knifeman escaped

the scene before a second incident

0:33:420:33:44

on a man from Chechnya.

0:33:440:33:46

Police have arrested an Afghan

citizen, but it isn't clear if he's

0:33:460:33:49

suspected of both attacks.

0:33:490:33:52

Danish inventor, Peter Madsen,

goes on trial this morning over

0:33:520:33:54

the death of Swedish

journalist Kim Wall aboard

0:33:540:33:56

his homemade submarine.

0:33:560:33:57

Ms Wall was working on a story

about Madsen when she went

0:33:570:34:01

missing last August.

0:34:010:34:01

He denies intentionally

killing the reporter.

0:34:010:34:09

Train passengers will be able

to claim compensation more easily

0:34:100:34:13

for the knock-on costs of delays,

as part of changes to ticket

0:34:130:34:16

terms and conditions.

0:34:160:34:17

Rail companies are removing a clause

which says they won't accept any

0:34:170:34:20

liability for indirect effects,

such as commuters having to pay

0:34:200:34:23

for taxis and hotels.

0:34:230:34:24

The consumer group Which had

previously accused firms

0:34:240:34:26

of misleading the public.

0:34:260:34:30

Lawmakers in Florida have approved

a bill to strengthen gun control,

0:34:300:34:33

three weeks after 17 people

were killed in a shooting

0:34:330:34:36

at a local school.

0:34:360:34:37

The bill raises the legal

age for buying rifles,

0:34:370:34:40

imposes a three-day waiting period

on all firearms sales and will also

0:34:400:34:43

allow the arming

of some school staff.

0:34:430:34:45

It now requires the approval

of the state's Governor.

0:34:450:34:53

We've all seen the horror films

where machines get a mind

0:34:530:34:56

of their own.

0:34:560:34:57

Well, now some people

say their Amazon "Alexa" has been

0:34:570:34:59

been letting out an

unprompted, creepy cackle.

0:34:590:35:04

Take a listen.

0:35:040:35:06

The laugh, described by some

as "witch like," is reported

0:35:060:35:09

to happen even without

the device being "woken" up.

0:35:090:35:16

I don't think it is that creepy.

Perhaps in the middle of the night

0:35:280:35:35

when you are sleeping.

You do not

want it to be too robotic either.

0:35:350:35:43

The middle of the night would be

strange.

I am thinking about Richard

0:35:430:35:51

Pochettino.

0:35:510:35:58

Pochettino. -- Mauricio. I wonder if

he is laughing.

0:35:590:36:09

In 169 seconds, after Juventus had

no shot on goal, it turned around,

0:36:090:36:21

and Spurs went out. From hopes to

despair.

0:36:210:36:24

Tottenham have become the first

English team to be knocked out

0:36:240:36:27

of this season's Champions League.

0:36:270:36:29

They lost 4-3 on aggregate

to Italian champions Juventus

0:36:290:36:31

after going down 2-1

at Wembley last night.

0:36:310:36:33

The match had begun brightly

for Spurs who took the lead

0:36:330:36:36

in the first half thanks

to Son Heung-min.

0:36:360:36:38

But despite failing to manage a shot

on target in the opening hour

0:36:380:36:42

Juventus came back, scoring twice

in less than three minutes to turn

0:36:420:36:45

the tie around.

0:36:450:36:52

No lack of experience, no lack of

concentration. How many chances we

0:36:530:37:01

conceded in the first leg in the

second leg today? Three chances and

0:37:010:37:04

they scored twice. And we created a

lot of chances but we only scored

0:37:040:37:13

once.

0:37:130:37:15

Despite Basel inflicting a first

home defeat of the season

0:37:150:37:18

on Manchester City, Pep Guardiola's

side are through to the last eight.

0:37:180:37:21

City were 4-0 up from the first leg

in Swizterland and went ahead

0:37:210:37:24

after seven minutes

through Gabriel Jesus.

0:37:280:37:29

But Basel soon equalised

through Mohamed Elyou,

0:37:290:37:31

and in the second half Michael Lang

secured a 2-1 victory for the Swiss

0:37:310:37:35

Champions.

0:37:350:37:35

City won the tie 5-2 on aggregate.

0:37:350:37:40

Phil neville has suffered his first

defeat in charge of England's women.

0:37:400:37:45

After a win and a draw

in their opening two fixtures,

0:37:450:37:48

England needed only a draw

against the USA, to win

0:37:480:37:50

the SheBelieves Cup,

but Karen Bardsley's own goal

0:37:500:37:53

in the second half gifted the match,

and the tournament to the hosts.

0:37:530:37:57

No shame though, they are

the highest ranked team

0:37:570:37:59

in the world.

0:37:590:38:01

Defeat hurts. That is why I kept the

players on the pitch at the end of

0:38:010:38:07

the game. Sometimes you have to feel

that

0:38:070:38:19

that pain and hurt and see the

opposition take the trophy. It

0:38:190:38:22

sticks with you. You remember it

next time and it pushes you even

0:38:220:38:26

more.

He said he would take them to

Disneyland if they won. Should he

0:38:260:38:36

still take them? Is that the wrong

message? We will find out.

0:38:360:38:39

To cycling, and Team Sky have said

they strongly deny allegations

0:38:390:38:42

about the use of medication

to enhance performance,

0:38:420:38:45

as does their former rider

Sir Bradley Wiggins.

0:38:450:38:47

It comes as the head of world

cycling's governing body,

0:38:470:38:50

the UCI, called for an investigation

into the team following a damning

0:38:500:38:53

report by MPs this week.

0:38:530:38:54

David Lappartient told our

Sports Editor Dan Roan,

0:38:540:38:56

that the use of any substance,

even if it's not on the banned list,

0:38:560:39:00

that enhances performance,

is cheating.

0:39:000:39:04

It seems that there is no breach of

the anti- doping rules, no

0:39:040:39:15

violation.

If it is not breaking the

rules, can it be cheating?

If you

0:39:150:39:20

are using, you do, substances to

increase your performance, I think

0:39:200:39:27

this is exactly what is cheating.

0:39:270:39:38

Edinburgh wing, Blair Kinghorn,

will make his first start

0:39:380:39:40

for Scotland in place of injured

winger Tommy Seymour when they face

0:39:400:39:43

Ireland in Dublin in

the Six Nations on Saturday.

0:39:430:39:46

Kinghorn came on as a replacement

during the win over England and he's

0:39:460:39:49

the only change as coach

Gregor Townsend sticks with 14

0:39:490:39:53

of the 15 who've recorded

back-to-back wins in the

0:39:530:39:55

Championship.

0:39:550:40:00

Back row Taulupe Faletau returns

at number eight to captain Wales

0:40:000:40:03

against Italy in Cardiff on Sunday.

0:40:030:40:04

Coach Warren Gatland has made ten

changes to the side that lost

0:40:040:40:07

the last match against Ireland.

0:40:070:40:09

Scarlets flanker James Davies

will win his first cap.

0:40:090:40:11

Gareth Anscombe is named at fly half

with Northampton's George North back

0:40:110:40:15

on the wing.

0:40:150:40:18

And finally, footballers can often

get labelled selfish.

0:40:180:40:20

But that tag can't be thrown

at Liverpool defender Andrew

0:40:200:40:23

Robertson.

0:40:230:40:23

The Scotland international has

thanked a young Anfield fan

0:40:230:40:26

who donated his pocket money

to a local foodbank by sending him

0:40:260:40:29

a signed shirt, but not his own

because "no-one wants

0:40:290:40:32

the left-back's shirt."

0:40:320:40:32

Robertson sent him a shirt signed

by forward Roberto Firmino instead.

0:40:320:40:35

Robertson read of seven-year-old

Alfie Radford's gesture on Twitter

0:40:350:40:38

and posted him a letter of thanks.

0:40:380:40:40

Robertson also wrote that foodbanks

are a "cause close to my heart."

0:40:400:40:43

Before his 21st birthday in 2015,

the former Queen's Park

0:40:430:40:46

and Dundee United left-back asked

friends and family to donate

0:40:460:40:49

to a foodbank rather

than buy him a present.

0:40:490:40:54

Not selfish and no ego. My goodness.

0:40:550:41:02

Beautiful, isn't it?

0:41:020:41:08

Our next guest's story

is sadly not unusual.

0:41:080:41:10

Nearly two million adults

are thought to have suffered some

0:41:100:41:13

form of domestic abuse

in the past year.

0:41:130:41:15

The majority of survivors

still don't feel able to report

0:41:150:41:18

what thay have experienced

to police, and today the government

0:41:180:41:20

has proposed ways to

tackle the problem.

0:41:200:41:22

Samantha Billingham left her partner

after three years of abuse.

0:41:220:41:25

She reported it and now

she campaigns to help others.

0:41:250:41:28

She joins us now.

0:41:280:41:30

I wonder if you could give us a

brief version of what happened to

0:41:300:41:35

you.

I suffered domestic abuse for

three years. I could not know why

0:41:350:41:39

was a victim at the time and the

relationship. It was very

0:41:390:41:43

controlling and physical. It was

only when I left the relationship in

0:41:430:41:48

2006 I realised it was domestic

abuse. I went through an awareness

0:41:480:41:55

group. Only afterwards did I learn

about domestic abuse.

One of the

0:41:550:41:59

problems the government... We

introduced this item. People do not

0:41:590:42:04

feel able to report this to police,

or anyone, really. You said you did

0:42:040:42:10

not even feel you where a victim,

yet you survived abuse. Some feel

0:42:100:42:16

there is no point because it will

not be followed through, followed

0:42:160:42:19

up, there is no light at the end of

the tunnel.

Absolutely. That is our

0:42:190:42:26

project. Our project is

0:42:260:42:35

project. Our project is actually

Light At The End Of The Tunnel.

0:42:350:42:37

People have no faith in the system.

It is not taken seriously. One in

0:42:370:42:42

four women and one in six men

experience domestic abuse.

Who is

0:42:420:42:49

not taking it seriously? The

sentencing procedure? Police all of

0:42:490:42:55

it, society, absolutely.

It is not

taken seriously with men as victims

0:42:550:43:01

as well. Not at all. They have no

faith in reporting it to the police.

0:43:010:43:07

Some do not even get phone calls

back. The sentencing afterwards,

0:43:070:43:12

there is no sentencing, really.

Tell

us more about your experience. You

0:43:120:43:17

talk about controlling behaviour but

there was physical violence as well.

0:43:170:43:22

Yeah.

During that time, when it was

ongoing, did you think about going

0:43:220:43:29

to the police? Was it not something

you thought about?

Not at all. It

0:43:290:43:34

started off with isolation at the

beginning of the relationship which

0:43:340:43:38

you confuse with care because you

think that person wants to spend all

0:43:380:43:41

of that time with the but they are

taking you away from your support

0:43:410:43:45

network. You have no one to speak

to. They just tell you that if you

0:43:450:43:50

leave they will kill you, no one

will believe you. You do not report

0:43:500:43:54

it because no one will believe you.

You keep it to yourself and you go

0:43:540:43:58

through the process on autopilot,

just accepting it as normal. You

0:43:580:44:04

kind of lived in silence through

fear.

So, when you look at some of

0:44:040:44:11

these ideas, statutory definition of

domestic abuse, a domestic abuse

0:44:110:44:17

commissioner to be set up, new

domestic abuse protection orders

0:44:170:44:19

which will allow police to act

earlier, I mean, what do you think

0:44:190:44:24

when you read that?

It all sounds

wonderful on paper. If anything does

0:44:240:44:28

come of this it will be amazing for

those who have experienced domestic

0:44:280:44:32

abuse. Awareness is key, it is

vital. We have many people,

0:44:320:44:36

especially young people, who do not

know they are in abusive

0:44:360:44:41

relationships. With more awareness,

they could leave a lot sooner.

0:44:410:44:45

Without too much detail about your

abuser's habits, one other idea is

0:44:450:44:54

banning them from drinking alcohol

and taking them electronically.

0:44:540:44:59

Abusers often used excuses, not all

of them drink. Many are

0:44:590:45:05

professionals, some are doctors. You

cannot label every abuser as a drink

0:45:050:45:11

us. They will find a way around it.

They are clever and manipulative.

0:45:110:45:16

They will find a way around that. As

for tagging, that is a difficult

0:45:160:45:22

one, I think. I just do not think it

is strong enough to tag them and

0:45:220:45:31

think it would change their

behaviour.

We are talking to Amber

0:45:310:45:34

Rudd later. You say it will look

good on paper. What would you say to

0:45:340:45:38

her if you were trying to make

things better for people living in

0:45:380:45:42

it? They might be watching right

now. What would you say to her?

They

0:45:420:45:48

need to be believed and heard more

than anything and they need things

0:45:480:45:52

to be put in place. They have heard

words over the years. These actions

0:45:520:45:57

have got to be put in place. I think

the commissioner would be a

0:45:570:46:01

fantastic idea. They need someone to

speak up for them because they have

0:46:010:46:05

lost all faith in the system. So,

this would be great.

0:46:050:46:16

The cuts to the state houses is

0:46:160:46:18

The cuts to the state houses is

ludicrous. It's not that easy.

0:46:180:46:20

They've not got a safe place to go

to. We already see two women killed

0:46:200:46:27

each week in England. They need

something safe to go to. If they

0:46:270:46:32

haven't got any options, they have

no alternative but to say -- but to

0:46:320:46:37

stay.

Domestic abuse -- abuse

survivor Samantha and we are talking

0:46:370:46:46

to Amber Rudd about this later.

Carol has

0:46:460:46:49

to Amber Rudd about this later.

Carol has the weather for us. If you

0:46:490:46:51

are out and about this morning

across parts of Wales in the North

0:46:510:46:55

Midlands and northern England, you

will already know it's been snowing

0:46:550:46:58

and is currently snowing. Some heavy

snow falling at the moment in Leeds.

0:46:580:47:03

If you are travelling, to bear that

in mind. It is transient. It will

0:47:030:47:10

pull away quite quickly. You got

this line of rain producing snow. We

0:47:100:47:17

can see how it progresses away from

England and Wales and heads off into

0:47:170:47:21

the North Sea, leaving behind it.

But most of the UK, a fair bit of

0:47:210:47:30

sunshine. A few showers around,

especially in the West. Some of it

0:47:300:47:34

falling snow on the hills. 5- 70.

Around 7- 11 in the south. As we

0:47:340:47:42

head on through the evening in

overnight, clear skies. Temperatures

0:47:420:47:46

will drop quickly.

0:47:460:47:51

will drop quickly. Wintry showers

coming across Scotland. One of two

0:47:510:47:55

in the West. Temperatures wise, in

towns and cities, a roundabout

0:47:550:47:59

freezing. A cold start of the day

tomorrow. The risk of ice untreated

0:47:590:48:07

surfaces but a lot of dry weather. A

lot of around tomorrow. The many of

0:48:070:48:11

us, quite a pleasant day. However,

low pressure is coming from the

0:48:110:48:15

south-west. Filling a fair bit of

cloud and some rain and

0:48:150:48:21

strengthening wind. With this will

come milder conditions so we've got

0:48:210:48:25

seven in the north, Heiser ten and

11 is as you push out towards the

0:48:250:48:29

south and through the weekend, that

low pressure moves steadily north,

0:48:290:48:32

taking cloud and rain with it and

its milder air. Eventually, by the

0:48:320:48:37

end of the weekend, its northern

Scotland. Forecast this weekend is

0:48:370:48:45

that rain pushing northwards,

turning milder but at times it will

0:48:450:48:48

be fairly cloudy.

0:48:480:48:54

It's 6:48.

0:48:550:48:57

People looking to buy a new home

might be finding it a bit tougher

0:48:570:49:01

at the moment.

0:49:010:49:01

Sean has more.

0:49:010:49:06

There are loads of figures coming

out. What is happening? This one

0:49:060:49:13

today is about how many properties

on the market and how many new

0:49:130:49:17

buyers are going to estate agents.

The snow melting, people might start

0:49:170:49:22

to think planning to this year

because if you be looking to houses

0:49:220:49:26

in the last few weeks, skater be

hard.

0:49:260:49:29

We get lots of different figures

about the housing market -

0:49:290:49:32

these come from the estate

agent and chartered

0:49:320:49:34

surveryor industry themselves.

0:49:340:49:36

The reason is might be getting

tougher for wanna-be buyers

0:49:360:49:39

is that the number of properties

on estate agents books

0:49:390:49:41

is at a new low.

0:49:410:49:49

It's the with an average of just

over 40 properties per agent.

0:49:490:49:52

That's its lowest

level since May 2017.

0:49:520:49:54

(ANI 2) Despite that shortage,

house price growth has been slowing.

0:49:540:50:02

-- Despite that shortage,

house price growth has been slowing.

0:50:050:50:09

According the UKs largest

lender the Halifax.

0:50:090:50:10

House prices

0:50:100:50:11

are growing at their slowest

rate since March 2013.

0:50:110:50:13

So what's going on?

0:50:130:50:15

Kate Faulkner is a property

expert she joins me now.

0:50:150:50:22

What is driving this? New buyer

enquiries, as they call it. Low

0:50:220:50:30

stock at estate agents. What is

wrong?

We tend to often report

0:50:300:50:35

year-on-year where is this goes back

to the recession that started in

0:50:350:50:40

2007. We lost 57% of buyers during

that time. A number of buyers felt

0:50:400:50:47

through. Around 2013, what we saw

was the market starting to recover.

0:50:470:50:55

We imagine five years of a 50% fall

in demand. That is washed through

0:50:550:51:01

the system now and we're coming back

to a normal demand moving forward.

0:51:010:51:06

It's more over the last sort a few

years, we've had exceptional demand

0:51:060:51:10

from the recession before.

40

properties per estate agent might

0:51:100:51:15

not have been

0:51:150:51:16

properties per estate agent might

not have been that bad historically.

0:51:160:51:18

As far as the supply side is

concerned, one of the issues we have

0:51:180:51:22

got is purely economic. Worse people

would have moved a lot sooner, but

0:51:220:51:32

got more people staying in

properties a lot longer. I'm in my

0:51:320:51:37

50s now.

0:51:370:51:42

50s now. My parents were trading up

to another property worth to me, the

0:51:430:51:49

priority is to pay down the mortgage

and stay where we are and enjoy life

0:51:490:51:53

so priorities really as far as

housing goes are changing and that

0:51:530:51:58

is restricting the number coming

onto the market. Really, what forgot

0:51:580:52:01

to do, we are desperate to change.

If they are not trying to get as

0:52:010:52:11

many properties to sell, is further

potential for job losses?

It is

0:52:110:52:16

quite likely. There are a lot of

things happening in the estate

0:52:160:52:21

agency market. Agents will just not

look anything like they are today

0:52:210:52:25

because there is a lot happening so

again, ten years ago, you would have

0:52:250:52:29

had an estate agent doing one job

and a letting agent doing other.

0:52:290:52:35

There is less stock on the market.

You have a tenancy band coming in.

0:52:350:52:40

That does take a lot of turnover out

of the market and it can stop

0:52:400:52:45

quickly and stagnate in which case

there may be some job losses but

0:52:450:52:49

what we are tending to find is that

rather than closing agents, there is

0:52:490:52:53

a lot more consolidation.

Kate,

thank you very much. I'm sure we'll

0:52:530:53:01

talking about housing many more

times in the coming months.

0:53:010:53:08

It was the most successful

Winter Olympics ever

0:53:080:53:10

for Great Britain,

0:53:100:53:11

now the pressure is on for

the British athletes heading out

0:53:110:53:14

to PyeongChang for the Paralympics.

0:53:140:53:15

The aim is to win six

medals - one of those

0:53:150:53:18

in wheelchair curling.

0:53:180:53:19

Our Disability News Corresondent,

Nikki Fox has been to meet

0:53:190:53:22

the team in training.

0:53:220:53:27

It's been a long four years of

training to get to this moment.

0:53:270:53:32

We've been the best prepared that we

can be to go out to PyeongChang.

0:53:320:53:38

When it gets really, really close,

like it is now, how do you feel? Is

0:53:380:53:43

that excitement, do you feel sick?

The needs excitement and looking

0:53:430:53:48

forward to get out there. We've been

watching the men and the wound and

0:53:480:53:52

that really ex- fashion spies is and

we want to get out on the ice

0:53:520:53:56

ourselves.

I will watch on the TV, I

am so excited.

So are we. My name is

0:53:560:54:02

Aileen Neilson.

Greater UN.

Greater

UN. Greater UN. Angie Malone.

0:54:020:54:10

I'm really looking forward to it.

Can I have a go? Will you watch the

0:54:190:54:28

brush?

We will catch some floss

maybe.

At what age did you get into

0:54:280:54:36

this? I was diagnosed and I was 24.

Has this sport helped you in a way?

0:54:360:54:43

It's helped me greatly. And I get

diagnosed with MS and you stop

0:54:430:54:47

losing your functions and abilities,

your confidence goes. I became more

0:54:470:54:52

or less housebound. And in my

confidence just grew and it's a case

0:54:520:54:58

of being fearless. Oh, my goodness.

Had he actually directed? How do you

0:54:580:55:08

get it in the right position?

The

delivery stick but also the head

0:55:080:55:14

that's on the skewed. That's what

affected.

0:55:140:55:23

affected.

We don't have the use of

sweetness and once we let the stone

0:55:230:55:27

go, there is nothing we can do to

influence it. It's going off again

0:55:270:55:31

to the right. It's so difficult.

This is so difficult. I should have

0:55:310:55:36

gone to the gym. Can I have one more

go? I've got it.

A going to snatch

0:55:360:55:45

it? We are definitely going to get

out there to get to that stage

0:55:450:55:52

first.

Oh, my goodness. Wow. Just

sign me up now. It's more about

0:55:520:56:09

inclusion. Definitely feel proud to

be part of the British squad.

You

0:56:090:56:20

put a stop on it, it's something

special.

0:56:200:56:28

Well, we wish them all the best,

they are going to start tomorrow.

0:56:280:56:33

Nicky can turn her hand to pretty

much anything. She did tried

0:56:331:00:01

really rather wet at times.

1:00:011:00:04

Hello.

1:00:081:00:08

This is Breakfast,

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

1:00:081:00:10

Stayt.

1:00:101:00:11

Counter-terrorism officers search

for the source of the nerve agent

1:00:111:00:15

used in a chemical

attack in Salisbury.

1:00:151:00:17

A former Russian spy,

his daughter and a police officer

1:00:171:00:20

who came to their aid

are all in a serious

1:00:201:00:22

condition in hospital.

1:00:221:00:27

We will hear from the Home Secretary

in just over an hour.

1:00:271:00:37

Good morning.

1:00:371:00:38

It's Thursday, the 8th of March.

1:00:381:00:39

Also this morning:

1:00:391:00:40

Domestic abusers could be

electronically tagged or banned

1:00:401:00:42

from drinking alcohol under tougher

new measures being proposed

1:00:421:00:45

to tackle the problem.

1:00:451:00:49

A warning that many councils

in England will run out of money

1:00:491:00:53

as they struggle to meet

demand on social services.

1:00:531:00:55

Good morning.

1:00:551:00:56

Shoplifting cost retailers half

a billion pounds last year,

1:00:561:00:58

and there's been a worrying spike

in violence against staff too.

1:00:581:01:01

I'll have more on that

just before 8am.

1:01:011:01:05

In sport, heartbreak for Tottenham

in the Champions League.

1:01:051:01:08

Italian champions, Juventus,

come from behind, to beat Spurs

1:01:081:01:10

at Wembley, and end their European

dreams, for another season.

1:01:101:01:15

Why the recent cold snap

could cause car trouble.

1:01:151:01:18

Apparently, there are even more

potholes in our roads.

1:01:181:01:20

Will that cold snap continue?

1:01:201:01:23

This morning we had snow in Wales,

the north Midlands, and northern

1:01:231:01:28

England, and at low levels at that.

It will push away through this

1:01:281:01:32

morning. For many, sunshine in just

a few showers in the hills in the

1:01:321:01:39

north. More details in 15 minutes.

1:01:391:01:41

Good morning.

1:01:411:01:41

First, our main story.

1:01:411:01:43

Anti-terror police are trying

to establish the origin of a nerve

1:01:431:01:46

agent used in the attempted murder

of a former Russian spy

1:01:461:01:49

and his daughter.

1:01:491:01:49

While police have now identified

the type of chemical,

1:01:491:01:52

it's not yet known where it was made

or who could have carried

1:01:521:01:55

out the attack.

1:01:551:01:56

Sergei and Yulia Skripal remain

in a critical condition in hospital.

1:01:561:01:59

A policeman who went to help them

was also seriously injured.

1:01:591:02:02

Tom Burridge reports.

1:02:021:02:07

This was Sergei Skripal last

month at a corner shop.

1:02:071:02:13

Now, police believe someone tried

to kill the former spy

1:02:131:02:16

and his daughter with a nerve agent.

1:02:161:02:21

It happened here in the small

cathedral city of Salisbury.

1:02:211:02:29

A police officer who attended

to the pair, now also in a serious

1:02:291:02:32

condition in hospital.

1:02:321:02:33

What nerve agent was used

is the question experts

1:02:331:02:36

at this

military research centre

1:02:361:02:37

are trying to answer.

1:02:371:02:42

Nerve agents essentially cripple

the nervous system of the body

1:02:421:02:44

and are not easy to manufacture.

1:02:441:02:51

Nerve agents require

a non-insignificant financial,

1:02:511:02:54

logistical, and technical backup

to actually be manufactured.

1:02:541:02:59

And so that would lead

to a more likelihood

1:02:591:03:02

of a state manufacturing it.

1:03:021:03:03

Life in Salisbury right now

is anything but normal.

1:03:031:03:10

This, the restaurant

where Mr Skripal and his daughter

1:03:101:03:12

had lunch hours

before they fell ill.

1:03:121:03:19

A blonde man could be of interest,

seen in this CCTV footage

1:03:191:03:22

from near the crime scene.

1:03:221:03:23

His daughter apparently had dark

hair, like in this photo.

1:03:231:03:26

They are both in a critical

condition in hospital.

1:03:261:03:29

Tom Burridge, BBC News.

1:03:291:03:33

Are there any developments?

As

police try to figure out exactly how

1:03:331:03:42

this nerve agent was brought into

the country, who administered it,

1:03:421:03:48

how it was administered,

1:03:481:03:55

how it was administered, how did

Sergei and his daughter get exposed,

1:03:551:03:57

we understand it was a rare wine.

The police know the exact nature of

1:03:571:04:01

the substance and are not revealing

it for now. It does narrow down the

1:04:011:04:05

source of that substance, because

nerve agents are very difficult to

1:04:051:04:08

manufacture. We know police are

treating this as attempted murder.

1:04:081:04:13

They say the two were specifically

targeted. We also know now a police

1:04:131:04:20

officer, one of the first on the

scene, is also in a critical

1:04:201:04:24

condition in hospital. This is now a

whole new level of investigation. We

1:04:241:04:28

heard strong language earlier from

the government promising, Boris

1:04:281:04:33

Johnson, promising a robust response

should it be proved the Russian

1:04:331:04:37

state was involved. Russia, of

course, denies responsibility. There

1:04:371:04:41

are clearly many more questions to

answer in Salisbury as police try to

1:04:411:04:47

piece together the last movements of

the couple as they came to the

1:04:471:04:52

Salisbury city centre in the

afternoon. A police cordon is still

1:04:521:04:57

in place. There is

1:04:571:05:09

in place. There is also another

cordon at a nearby pub and

1:05:151:05:17

restaurant, ZiZi, we understand

that's where they had their lunch on

1:05:171:05:20

Sunday afternoon. Eyewitnesses say

he was behaving strangely, shouting

1:05:201:05:23

in the restaurant, leaving abruptly.

Police are still trying to piece

1:05:231:05:26

together that timeline. They are

appealing for witnesses, anyone in

1:05:261:05:29

the city centre from one o'clock on

Sunday afternoon, to contact them if

1:05:291:05:33

they saw anything out of the

ordinary is quite thank you very

1:05:331:05:36

much for that.

-- ordinary. We will

be speaking to Amber Rudd, the Home

1:05:361:05:43

Secretary, asking for further

information in half an hour.

1:05:431:05:47

Suspected domestic abusers could be

electronically tagged,

1:05:471:05:49

or banned from drinking

alcohol and taking drugs,

1:05:491:05:51

as part of proposals to tackle

the problem in England and Wales.

1:05:511:05:54

The government wants views

on a set of measures,

1:05:541:05:57

which include the first legal

definition of economic abuse,

1:05:571:05:59

and a commissioner

to oversee the issue.

1:05:591:06:01

Jon Donnison reports.

1:06:011:06:09

Yuleen Hope suffered a decade

of abuse at the hands

1:06:101:06:13

of her ex-partner.

1:06:131:06:14

Emotional, but also physical,

she ended up in hospital more

1:06:141:06:16

than a dozen times.

1:06:161:06:17

She says she used to grow her fringe

long to cover the black guys.

1:06:171:06:24

Some people say to me why did

you not get out sooner?

1:06:241:06:28

Do you really want to look

over your shoulder if you leave

1:06:281:06:32

a relationship, they could

still be after you.

1:06:321:06:37

He said "I'll tell

you when it's over."

1:06:371:06:39

He threatened me and told me

he would organise for someone

1:06:391:06:42

to throw acid in my face.

1:06:421:06:44

In 2015, the man was eventually

jailed for grievous bodily harm

1:06:441:06:47

and assault after her Euleen's

sister contacted the police.

1:06:471:06:55

Almost two million people in Wales,

most of them women, suffered

1:07:011:07:04

domestic abuse last year.

1:07:041:07:05

The government wants to make it

easier to prosecute perpetrators.

1:07:051:07:08

It is launching a consultation

document before it tries to get

1:07:081:07:11

tougher laws passed.

1:07:111:07:11

Among the proposals,

broadening the legal definition

1:07:111:07:13

of domestic abuse to include

physical, psychological,

1:07:131:07:15

sexual, emotional,

but also economic abuse.

1:07:151:07:17

Tougher sentences for cases

involving children.

1:07:171:07:18

And new protection orders to allow

police in courts to intervene more

1:07:181:07:22

quickly when abuse is suspected.

1:07:221:07:24

The consultation period

for the proposed new laws will last

1:07:241:07:28

will last 12 weeks.

1:07:281:07:29

Jon Donnison, BBC News.

1:07:291:07:37

Britain and Saudi Arabia have agreed

plans for a future trade

1:07:551:07:58

and investment programme

worth £65 billion.

1:07:581:08:00

The announcement comes on the second

day of a visit to the UK

1:08:001:08:03

by the Saudi Crown Prince,

Mohammed Bin Salman.

1:08:031:08:05

The package includes direct

investment in both countries

1:08:051:08:08

across energy, education,

healthcare, and defence.

1:08:081:08:09

There's a warning that many councils

in England will become financially

1:08:091:08:12

unsustainable if they continue

to rely on their reserve funds

1:08:121:08:15

to pay for the increasing

demands of social care.

1:08:151:08:17

The public spending watchdog says

two thirds of councils with social

1:08:171:08:20

care responsibilities

raided their reserves

1:08:201:08:22

in the financial year

ending last April.

1:08:221:08:24

Our correspondent,

Alison Holt, has more.

1:08:241:08:32

It's lunchtime at the Nexus

Day Centre in Surrey.

1:08:411:08:46

Here, people can socialise and take

part in other activities.

1:08:461:08:49

It is paid for by

the county council.

1:08:491:08:51

The National Audit Office says local

authorities now spend more than half

1:08:511:08:54

of their budgets on providing care

for adults and children.

1:08:541:08:58

For Sue, who has multiple

sclerosis, the help is vital.

1:08:581:09:02

I come here one twice a week.

1:09:021:09:07

I would come more if there

was the funding for it.

1:09:071:09:10

But, umm, apart from

that, it is amazing.

1:09:101:09:18

The NAO says since 2010,

the money local authorities

1:09:221:09:24

in England have got from government

has been cut by 50%.

1:09:241:09:27

Despite council tax rises,

services like bin collections,

1:09:271:09:29

roads, and libraries,

have had their money reduced

1:09:291:09:32

by nearly a third

over the same time.

1:09:321:09:35

And with councils using savings

to balance the books,

1:09:351:09:38

it warns one in ten will have

exhausted their reserves

1:09:381:09:40

within three years.

1:09:401:09:46

We are calling for a plan

for long-term sustainability.

1:09:461:09:49

We need to make funding available.

1:09:491:09:50

Alongside that, social care needs

a funding solution as well.

1:09:501:09:53

The government says a new funding

settlement has an approved

1:09:531:09:56

The government says a new funding

settlement has been approved

1:09:561:09:59

for councils to help pay

for the services that keep

1:09:591:10:01

communities running,

and that will mean a real-terms

1:10:011:10:05

increase in resources,

allowing for greater freedom,

1:10:051:10:07

fairness and value for money.

1:10:071:10:09

Alison Holt, BBC News.

1:10:091:10:10

Danish inventor, Peter Madsen,

is due to go on trial over the death

1:10:101:10:13

of Swedish journalist, Kim Wall,

aboard his homemade submarine.

1:10:131:10:16

Ms Wall was interviewing Madsen

when she went missing last August.

1:10:161:10:19

Her body was later found by police.

1:10:191:10:21

Masden denies intentionally

killing the reporter.

1:10:211:10:22

He's appearing in court

in Copenhagen today.

1:10:221:10:24

Our reporter, Maddy

Savage, is there.

1:10:241:10:32

Peter Madsen with a well-known

figure week you are.

Something of a

1:10:341:10:38

celebrity in Scandinavia. You can

see behind me crowds of journalists

1:10:381:10:43

are already gathering to witness his

court case getting under way today.

1:10:431:10:48

He described himself as an inventor

and entrepreneur. He had a

1:10:481:11:04

and entrepreneur. He had a 33 ton

submarine he invented he invited Kim

1:11:041:11:07

Wall onto. Kim went on to his

submarine to interview him but did

1:11:071:11:13

not come back alive. Parts of her

body were found on a beach and at

1:11:131:11:17

the bottom of the sea by police

divers. Peter Madsen changed his

1:11:171:11:21

story many times. Wine, that she

left early and safely, then that a

1:11:211:11:31

hatch Phelan killed her, and then

carbon monoxide poisoning. -- fell

1:11:311:11:38

and. Then he admitted he cut her up,

but not killed her. If convicted, he

1:11:381:11:46

could face life in prison.

1:11:461:11:52

Lawmakers in Florida have approved

a bill to strengthen gun control,

1:11:521:11:55

weeks after 17 people were killed

in a shooting at a local school.

1:11:551:11:59

The bill raises the legal

age for buying rifles,

1:11:591:12:01

imposes a three-day waiting period

on all firearms sales and will also

1:12:011:12:04

allow the arming

of some school staff.

1:12:041:12:06

It now requires the approval

of the state's Governor.

1:12:061:12:14

Train passengers will more easily be

able to claim compensation for the

1:12:161:12:19

knock-on costs of delays as part of

changes to ticket terms and

1:12:191:12:22

conditions. Rail operating companies

are removing a clause which says

1:12:221:12:28

they won't accept any liability for

indirect effects such as commuters

1:12:281:12:32

having to pay for taxis and hotels.

The consumer group Which had

1:12:321:12:35

previously accused companies of

misleading the public.

1:12:351:12:36

More now on our top story.

1:12:361:12:39

The investigation

1:12:391:12:39

into the attempted murder

of a former Russian spy

1:12:391:12:42

and his daughter in Salisbury.

1:12:421:12:43

Police have confirmed they were

targeted with a nerve agent.

1:12:431:12:46

So, what are nerve agents?

1:12:461:12:47

They're highly toxic chemicals

that are manufactured,

1:12:471:12:49

rather than naturally occurring.

1:12:491:12:50

They were first created

specifically for use in war.

1:12:501:12:52

They normally enter the body

through the mouth or nose,

1:12:521:12:55

but can also be absorbed

through the eyes or skin.

1:12:551:12:58

The chemical attacks

the body's nervous system,

1:12:581:13:00

shutting down normal functions.

1:13:001:13:01

Even in small doses,

this all happens incredibly fast.

1:13:011:13:03

Unless treated urgently,

they're potentially deadly

1:13:031:13:05

to anybody exposed.

1:13:051:13:06

Let's speak now to Richard Guthrie,

who has worked as a consultant

1:13:061:13:09

advising governments

on chemical weapons.

1:13:091:13:17

Thank you for your time this

morning. I just wonder, first of

1:13:201:13:27

all, with your expertise, can you

just tell us what you understand

1:13:271:13:33

that this toxin was.

Well, it sounds

like it was one of the phosphate

1:13:331:13:40

groups of nerve agents. There are

some other chemicals that are

1:13:401:13:45

included in nerve agents. But

phosphates are the most well-known,

1:13:451:13:53

including sarin and VX. But the

range of chemistry you can include

1:13:531:13:57

in that is quite broad. You get many

subspecies of these types of nerve

1:13:571:14:01

agents. And so they would be a

specific wind in this case. The

1:14:011:14:06

details have not been revealed. --

one.

Police and counterterrorism

1:14:061:14:12

police are not at this stage

defining exactly what it is. BBC

1:14:121:14:17

understands they understand it is

rare. What does that mean to you?

1:14:171:14:22

People are familiar with some of the

nerve agents used in other incidents

1:14:221:14:26

like this.

Well, when you select a

nerve agent for production, if we

1:14:261:14:32

take the example of sarin, used

during the war in Syria, one of the

1:14:321:14:40

reasons it was chosen is because it

is easy to manufacture. It has

1:14:401:14:44

long-term storage problems. The ease

of manufacturing means it was

1:14:441:14:49

selected by many countries. If you

are selecting an assassination

1:14:491:14:53

weapon, you might want another

characteristic, ease of storing,

1:14:531:15:08

ease of pushing it out of an

injector, to spray on skin. So the

1:15:081:15:12

selection of this particular nerve

agent may be dependent on the design

1:15:121:15:16

of how they got it into the people

and fortunately affected.

We will

1:15:161:15:19

look at that particular issue, the

practicalities of what may or may

1:15:191:15:22

not have happened. We know for

example that the father and daughter

1:15:221:15:26

met in a local restaurant, which is

closed now pending the

1:15:261:15:30

investigation. How could this have

been administered to them?

1:15:301:15:39

We have some practical examples. If

you look back last year to the

1:15:411:15:47

assassination of Kim Jong-nam at

Kuala Lumpur for our port, that was

1:15:471:15:52

assassination of Kim Jong-nam at

Kuala Lumpur for our port, that was

1:15:521:15:52

carried out by two separate young

females swabbing the begin with

1:15:521:15:54

different chemicals that they

combined on the skin to form the

1:15:541:15:58

nerve agent VX is a direct

application is one way. Having

1:15:581:16:04

something that produces a liquid

that falls on the skin from the

1:16:041:16:09

device. Is a possibility. At the

moment, it's probably unwise to

1:16:091:16:16

speculate too far. When people put

the resources into an assassination

1:16:161:16:20

programme, they can often get very

creative. One only has to think of

1:16:201:16:24

the assassination of Kielty mark of

40 years ago, 90 -- 1978, where he

1:16:241:16:34

had a device made to look like an

umbrella which injected ricin into

1:16:341:16:40

his leg. It was possible to put this

into Markov's leg. There could be

1:16:401:16:53

some innovative method to get the

nerve agent onto the target in this

1:16:531:16:57

case.

We will speak to the Home

Secretary later on but it is a huge

1:16:571:17:02

concern that whoever carried out

this attack, they had this agent and

1:17:021:17:06

there haven't been -- they haven't

been caught, they haven't been

1:17:061:17:11

apprehended. It must be concern

about whether there is more of it.

1:17:111:17:15

And how it is contained. Where it

is.

1:17:151:17:22

is.

These materials are very

difficult to manufacture. I suspect

1:17:231:17:26

it would have been brought into the

country rather than discreetly

1:17:261:17:31

manufactured into a laboratory here.

In theory, under international law,

1:17:311:17:37

and the particular facilities can

make small quantities of these

1:17:371:17:40

agents. The International convention

that deals with chemical weapons, it

1:17:401:17:45

allows each country to have a single

small scale facility to produce a

1:17:451:17:50

very small quantity of nerve agent

for doing things such as testing,

1:17:501:17:53

detection equipment. Very few

laboratories with any experience of

1:17:531:17:59

handling this sort of material. I

suspect this has been brought in

1:17:591:18:04

from overseas. This raises questions

over whether stuff can be moved

1:18:041:18:08

around the planet which is worrying

for law-enforcement.

Doctor Richard

1:18:081:18:12

Guthrie, thank you very much for

your time.

1:18:121:18:15

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

1:18:151:18:20

Snow on the way but you are going to

1:18:201:18:22

Snow on the way but you are going to

bring sunshine, as always. Bless

1:18:221:18:25

you. Some of us already have snow.

Snow falling across parts of Wales

1:18:251:18:31

and the Midlands and northern

England. We have a lot of snow in

1:18:311:18:35

Leeds, stowing around Liverpool Bay.

If you are travelling, do bear that

1:18:351:18:40

in mind. It will be fairly

transient. It will push away over

1:18:401:18:45

the next couple of hours. Its rain

falling across East Anglia and the

1:18:451:18:51

south-east and as this system pulls

away, taking snow with it, we see

1:18:511:18:55

the tail end of the rain coming

through and it will be bite and

1:18:551:18:58

upset many of us, it will be drier.

A bit of around. Bits and pieces of

1:18:581:19:03

cloud. In the north-west, we are

prone to showers and some of those

1:19:031:19:08

could be wintry with height. Nine,

ten, 11 as we push further south.

1:19:081:19:14

Through this evening in overnight, a

lot of clear sky. The wind will

1:19:141:19:19

drop, lost around in the risk of

ice. Still some wintry showers

1:19:191:19:25

across Scotland and whether wind

drops across northern England, North

1:19:251:19:28

Wales as well, we could see some

freezing fog patches. Some thing to

1:19:281:19:32

bear in mind first thing tomorrow

morning. By the end of the night the

1:19:321:19:39

clouds starting to build. This is an

area of low pressure coming our way

1:19:391:19:43

tomorrow. The rain will come in and

the wind will start to pick up as

1:19:431:19:49

well. The much of the day to the

rest of the UK, dry. A fair bit of

1:19:491:19:55

sunshine. Just a few showers here

and there. 7mate in the north, ten

1:19:551:20:01

and 11 further south. We are also

pulling in some miles aware. The

1:20:011:20:11

pressure will take cloud, rain and

windy conditions with it and Dragon

1:20:111:20:15

that mild air and by the time it to

the far north of Scotland on Sunday,

1:20:151:20:20

some high temperatures than we have

been used to. The rain will continue

1:20:201:20:24

to push northwards but behind it,

fairly cloudy. There it goes. All

1:20:241:20:29

the cloud and rain, maybe some hill

snow ahead of it. And still, you

1:20:291:20:35

will notice there is going to be a

bit of breeze but temperature-wise,

1:20:351:20:39

12, 13, 14 for southern areas. Ten

as we move northwards. However by

1:20:391:20:47

the time to Sunday, the low pressure

goes the way to the north of

1:20:471:20:53

Scotland, taking the rain with it

and some snow across parts of

1:20:531:20:56

Shetland, for example. A lot of dry

weather behind. The cloud will break

1:20:561:21:00

here and there. Some sunshine coming

through and showers across southern

1:21:001:21:04

England. 11- 13 in the south. Look

at this. Ten, nine in Aberdeen. It's

1:21:041:21:11

been a wee while since we have seen

temperatures like that. It's really

1:21:111:21:17

hard to say mild air with

1:21:171:21:18

temperatures like that. It's really

hard to say mild air with a Scottish

1:21:181:21:19

accent.

Mild air. Easy view an English

1:21:191:21:24

accent.

You know what, it serve at we are

1:21:241:21:29

talking about the weather. I don't

think many will forget the beast

1:21:291:21:33

from the east are quite awhile. It

brought freezing temperatures. We

1:21:331:21:38

sought heavy snow and ice across the

whole of the UK and lots of

1:21:381:21:42

disruption.

Most people pretty much

back to normal after the severe

1:21:421:21:46

weather but it's causing disruption

in some places.

1:21:461:21:52

Our reporter Fiona Trott

is in the market town of Alston

1:21:521:21:55

in Cumbria to see how

people are coping.

1:21:551:21:59

There are still some pretty big

piles of snow.

1:21:591:22:01

And it's what are the highest towns

in England and that is why people

1:22:011:22:05

here last week, they were cut the

days. There were 12 feet drifts over

1:22:051:22:10

the top of the cars here. No other

days. The helicopter had to come

1:22:101:22:15

here to drop supplies for people

because they started to burn their

1:22:151:22:19

own furniture. Let's chat to a few

people to find out how things are

1:22:191:22:23

one week on. Richard, you have a

farm locally. How bad was it?

1:22:231:22:32

farm locally. How bad was it?

Regard

to 700 feet. The conditions were

1:22:321:22:34

pretty atrocious. Two losses which

is minimal, especially on the side

1:22:341:22:45

of a near Penrith. The sheep were

fine at the moment.

A bit of digging

1:22:451:22:50

to do.

Not that bad. We had fuel.

Really prepared.

1:22:501:23:01

Really prepared. The roads were cut

off in some places. The walls all

1:23:011:23:05

around are full of smoke. Richard

was out helping people? You did a

1:23:051:23:11

sterling job. Dig drives, did roads.

The council who are excellent doing

1:23:111:23:17

this, they clean their roads. The

farmers had to clear some of the

1:23:171:23:22

minor roads.

On a scale of 1- ten,

ten being back to normal, what scale

1:23:221:23:27

are you one of the moment? About

eight. Let me introduce you to

1:23:271:23:34

Rachel from the local supermarket.

You were involved in getting bags of

1:23:341:23:38

food ready. What we are putting in

them? Bread, milk, beans. The

1:23:381:23:43

essentials. Firelighters. Nappies

and baby milk the people who have

1:23:431:23:50

young kids. A lot of them were

regular customers and we knew

1:23:501:23:55

roughly what they needed. How did

you get those bags to them?

We have

1:23:551:24:04

some volunteers and they came with

spirits and sledges and we were

1:24:041:24:10

literally wading through the snow.

Before we knocked on the door, we

1:24:101:24:16

had to physically dig the doors out.

And when we got the doors open,

1:24:161:24:21

people said they didn't want will

open the door look as they were

1:24:211:24:25

worried about the snowfall.

Thank

you very much but chatting to us.

1:24:251:24:28

There are people in outer areas like

Nenthead. Debbie tells us she was

1:24:281:24:34

still snowed in. Thanks to the lady

in the supermarket, she has some

1:24:341:24:39

food supplies. Down to one meal a

day. The drifts were really high

1:24:391:24:44

outside her house. She is hoping to

get out the backdoor today. I want

1:24:441:24:49

to introduce you to Claire driver,

the local councillor. If it wasn't

1:24:491:24:56

even a co-ordinated effort, people

wouldn't have had these shopping

1:24:561:25:00

supplies. Making sure engineers get

to the house to get heat and that

1:25:001:25:05

kind of thing.

How did you do it? We

have a really strong social media

1:25:051:25:10

network which is grown

exponentially. We co-ordinated a lot

1:25:101:25:14

that information. Lots of phone

calls. We were able to talk straight

1:25:141:25:21

through the incident room.

Eventually we were set up in the

1:25:211:25:27

fire and safety HQ.

Brilliant,

Stirling work. How are people now?

1:25:271:25:34

Back to normal? Getting there

slowly. We still had people cut off

1:25:341:25:40

there. We got through to them. We

know that everyone is safe now.

They

1:25:401:25:44

keep spending the time with us. We

take a look around. Things are

1:25:441:25:51

gradually getting back to normal.

May be down to the volunteers we

1:25:511:25:55

have spoken to this morning. --

mainly down.

1:25:551:25:59

We still see a bit of snow. We are

reeling from that picture on the

1:25:591:26:04

doorway. It takes a moment to try

and work out what you are looking

1:26:041:26:09

at.

Tell us again, how tall was that

1:26:091:26:13

snowdrift?

The pictures that you

have seen, people telling us in the

1:26:131:26:21

outer areas, they are about 12 feet

high. Hoping to get out the

1:26:211:26:28

backdoor, that she can get into the

town. It is a 40- minute walk just

1:26:281:26:33

so she can get some supplies.

Well,

there you go.

1:26:331:26:39

Still to come, we will talk to silly

ball.

1:26:391:26:46

-- Zoe Ball.

1:26:461:30:10

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

1:30:101:30:13

Now though it's back

to Charlie and Naga.

1:30:131:30:21

Hello.

1:30:231:30:23

This is Breakfast,

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

1:30:231:30:25

Stayt.

1:30:251:30:26

We'll bring you all the latest news

and sport in a moment,

1:30:261:30:29

but also on Breakfast this morning.

1:30:291:30:31

Anti-terror police are trying

to establish the origin of a nerve

1:30:311:30:34

agent used in the attempted murder

of a former Russian spy

1:30:341:30:37

and his daughter.

1:30:371:30:37

While police have now identified

the type of chemical,

1:30:371:30:40

it's not yet known where it was made

or who could have carried

1:30:401:30:43

out the attack.

1:30:431:30:44

Sergei and Yulia Skripal remain

in a critical condition in hospital.

1:30:441:30:47

A policeman who went to help them

was also seriously injured.

1:30:471:30:55

And experts said they are hard to

make an difficult to obtain.

I

1:30:561:31:02

suspect this material has been

brought in from overseas. It raises

1:31:021:31:08

questions about moving it around the

planet. It is worrying for law

1:31:081:31:13

enforcement in the future

1:31:131:31:18

planet. It is worrying for law

enforcement in the future.

1:31:181:31:19

Suspected domestic abusers could be

electronically tagged.

1:31:191:31:21

Economic abuse will also be

included in the definition.

1:31:211:31:23

They are suggesting tougher

sentences for cases

1:31:231:31:25

involving children.

1:31:251:31:26

And possible court orders

including alcohol bans.

1:31:261:31:34

Britain and Saudi Arabia have agreed

plans for a future trade

1:31:351:31:38

and investment programme

worth £65 billion.

1:31:381:31:40

The announcement comes

on the second day of a visit

1:31:401:31:43

to the UK by the Saudi Crown Prince,

Mohammed Bin Salman.

1:31:431:31:46

The package includes direct

investment in both countries

1:31:461:31:48

across energy, education,

healthcare and defence.

1:31:481:31:55

There's a warning that many councils

in England will become financially

1:31:551:31:58

unsustainable if they continue

to rely on their reserve funds

1:31:581:32:01

to pay for the increasing

demands of social care.

1:32:011:32:03

The public spending watchdog says

two thirds of councils with social

1:32:031:32:06

care responsibilities

raided their reserves

1:32:061:32:07

in the financial year

ending last April.

1:32:071:32:09

The government says a new funding

settlement has been approved

1:32:091:32:12

for councils to help pay

for the services that

1:32:121:32:14

keep communities running.

1:32:141:32:18

Four people have been seriously

injured in two knife

1:32:181:32:21

attacks in Austria.

1:32:211:32:22

Three members of the same family

were taken to hospital

1:32:221:32:25

after being wounded

in a park in Vienna.

1:32:251:32:26

The suspected knifeman escaped

the scene before a second incident

1:32:261:32:29

on a man from Chechnya.

1:32:291:32:31

Police have arrested an Afghan

citizen, but it isn't clear if he's

1:32:311:32:34

suspected of both attacks.

1:32:341:32:39

Danish inventor, Peter Madsen,

goes on trial this morning over

1:32:391:32:42

the death of Swedish

journalist Kim Wall aboard

1:32:421:32:44

his homemade submarine.

1:32:441:32:45

Ms Wall was working on a story

about Madsen when she went

1:32:451:32:48

missing last August.

1:32:481:32:49

He denies intentionally

killing the reporter.

1:32:491:32:57

Train passengers will be able

to claim compensation more easily

1:33:011:33:04

for the knock-on costs of delays,

as part of changes to ticket

1:33:041:33:07

terms and conditions.

1:33:071:33:08

Rail companies are removing a clause

which says they won't accept any

1:33:081:33:11

liability for indirect effects,

such as commuters having to pay

1:33:111:33:14

for taxis and hotels.

1:33:141:33:15

The consumer group Which had

previously accused firms

1:33:151:33:17

of misleading the public.

1:33:171:33:23

Lawmakers in Florida have approved

a bill to strengthen gun control,

1:33:231:33:26

three weeks after 17 people

were killed in a shooting

1:33:261:33:28

at a local school.

1:33:281:33:29

The bill raises the legal

age for buying rifles,

1:33:291:33:32

imposes a three-day waiting period

on all firearms sales and will also

1:33:321:33:35

allow the arming

of some school staff.

1:33:351:33:37

It now requires the approval

of the state's Governor.

1:33:371:33:39

We've all seen the horror films

where machines get a mind

1:33:391:33:42

of their own.

1:33:421:33:43

Well, now some people

say their Amazon "Alexa" has been

1:33:431:33:46

been letting out an

unprompted, creepy cackle.

1:33:461:33:48

Take a listen.

1:33:481:33:54

The laugh, described by some

as "witch like," is reported

1:33:541:33:57

to happen even without

the device being "woken" up.

1:33:571:34:01

I don't think it sounds like a

witch. I am not so sure.

It sounds

1:34:011:34:10

like those creepy

1:34:101:34:16

like those creepy movies where you

have the creepy child laugh. Or a

1:34:181:34:21

doll. Thematic and, a puppet coming

to life.

A ventriloquist dummy. --A

1:34:211:34:28

puppet.

I don't think it is that

bad.

It sounds a bit mocking. That

1:34:281:34:41

is what Juventus have done to

Tottenham. Three minutes of madness

1:34:411:34:49

is all it took to turn it around. A

Juventus player afterwards said it

1:34:491:34:57

is the history of Tottenham, so many

chances but always missing something

1:34:571:35:00

to take their chance.

I spoke to a

few and they would not disagree. It

1:35:001:35:10

is painful being a Tottenham fan.

1:35:101:35:13

Tottenham have become the first

English team to be knocked out

1:35:131:35:16

of this season's Champions League.

1:35:161:35:17

They lost 4-3 on aggregate

to Italian champions Juventus

1:35:171:35:20

after going down 2-1

at Wembley last night.

1:35:201:35:22

The match had begun brightly

for Spurs who took the lead

1:35:221:35:25

in the first half thanks

to Son Heung-min.

1:35:251:35:27

But despite failing to manage a shot

on target in the opening hour

1:35:271:35:31

Juventus came back, scoring twice

in less than three minutes to turn

1:35:311:35:34

the tie around.

1:35:341:35:37

No lack of experience,

no lack of concentration.

1:35:371:35:39

How many chances we conceded

in the first leg and the second leg

1:35:391:35:43

today?

1:35:431:35:43

Three chances and they scored twice.

1:35:431:35:45

And we created a lot of chances

but we only scored once.

1:35:451:35:53

Sometimes there is no justice in

football.

1:36:041:36:07

Despite Basel inflicting a first

home defeat of the season

1:36:071:36:10

on Manchester City, Pep Guardiola's

side are through to the last eight.

1:36:101:36:13

City were 4-0 up from the first leg

in Swizterland and went ahead

1:36:131:36:17

after seven minutes

through Gabriel Jesus.

1:36:171:36:18

But Basel soon equalised

through Mohamed Elyou,

1:36:181:36:20

and in the second half Michael Lang

secured a 2-1 victory for the Swiss

1:36:201:36:24

Champions.

1:36:241:36:24

City won the tie 5-2 on aggregate.

1:36:241:36:32

Phil Neville has suffered his first

defeat in charge of England's women.

1:36:321:36:36

After a win and a draw

in their opening two fixtures,

1:36:361:36:39

England needed only a draw

against the USA, to win

1:36:391:36:41

the SheBelieves Cup,

but Karen Bardsley's own goal

1:36:411:36:44

in the second half gifted the match,

and the tournament to the hosts.

1:36:441:36:47

No shame though, they are

the highest ranked team

1:36:471:36:50

in the world.

1:36:501:36:51

Defeat hurts.

1:36:511:36:51

That is why I kept the players

on the pitch at the end of the game.

1:36:511:36:56

Sometimes you have to feel that pain

and hurt and see the opposition

1:36:561:36:59

take the trophy.

1:36:591:37:00

It sticks with you.

1:37:001:37:01

You remember it next time and it

pushes you even more.

1:37:011:37:09

To cycling, and Team Sky have said

they strongly deny allegations

1:37:091:37:12

about the use of medication

to enhance performance,

1:37:121:37:14

as does their former rider

Sir Bradley Wiggins.

1:37:141:37:17

It comes as the head of world

cycling's governing body,

1:37:171:37:19

the UCI, called for an investigation

into the team following a damning

1:37:191:37:23

report by MPs this week.

1:37:231:37:24

David Lappartient told our

Sports Editor Dan Roan,

1:37:241:37:26

that the use of any substance,

even if it's not on the banned list,

1:37:261:37:30

that enhances performance,

is cheating.

1:37:301:37:37

It seems that there is no

breach of the anti-doping

1:37:371:37:39

rules, no violation.

1:37:391:37:40

If it is not breaking the rules,

can it be cheating?

1:37:401:37:43

If you are using, you do, substances

to increase your performance,

1:37:431:37:51

I think this is exactly

what is cheating.

1:38:091:38:11

Now, if you've just eaten breakfast,

hold onto your stomachs.

1:38:321:38:35

How about this for a view?

1:38:351:38:37

This is a helmet camera

of professional sky-diver,

1:38:371:38:39

Jeff Provenzano.

1:38:391:38:39

He, along with 163 others,

holds the world record,

1:38:391:38:42

in sky diving for the most head down

skydivers at the same time.

1:38:421:38:45

That means upside down,

head first, so much faster,

1:38:451:38:48

and an average speed

of 160 miles per hour.

1:38:481:38:50

It looks like they are flat at this

angle. When it comes to opening the

1:38:501:38:54

parachute at the end, they can go

the right way up.

Extraordinary

1:38:541:38:58

images.

Just think about the forces.

You could be thrown off course

1:38:581:39:01

easily.

Thank you very much.

1:39:011:39:06

The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd,

joins us live from Westminster now

1:39:061:39:09

with two stories

dominating our headlines.

1:39:091:39:11

One, new proposals for domestic

abuse, and two, the investigation

1:39:111:39:14

into the nerve agent

poisoning of a former Russian

1:39:141:39:16

spy in Salisbury.

1:39:161:39:21

Good morning.

Good morning. May I

start with this nerve agent attack

1:39:211:39:28

which is being investigated at the

moment. BBC understands this is a

1:39:281:39:34

rare nerve agent being used. Can you

tell us more?

I can tell you they

1:39:341:39:39

have confirmed it was in nerve

agent. They are now down in

1:39:391:39:43

Salisbury around the area where this

incident took place, collecting

1:39:431:39:48

evidence and going piece by piece to

make sure they collect all the

1:39:481:39:53

evidence they can. My view is we

have to leave the police to get on

1:39:531:39:58

with that and collect what they can

so they form a proper trail and they

1:39:581:40:03

can protect the people around it and

contain the scene to make sure those

1:40:031:40:07

affected get all the support they

need.

Do you think the Russians were

1:40:071:40:12

behind this?

I will not be drawn on

that at the moment because the most

1:40:121:40:17

important thing is the safety of the

people around the scene. If we move

1:40:171:40:21

to attribution, we need all the

details of what happened along the

1:40:211:40:26

way so we can be absolutely clear

about it.

We spoke to someone very

1:40:261:40:30

familiar with chemical agent,

studies chemical agents, and his

1:40:301:40:36

assessment, without knowing the

details, is whatever it is, the fact

1:40:361:40:39

it has been transported to this

country, it is a worry. Can you

1:40:391:40:44

assure people they are safe in this

country? It happened in Salisbury.

1:40:441:40:49

Everyday people could have been

around, regardless of who was

1:40:491:40:53

attacked, the history of the person

attacked, anyone could have been

1:40:531:40:57

affected. One of our police force is

now in hospital as a result.

This

1:40:571:41:02

was a very serious incident, which

is why we have the police down there

1:41:021:41:07

in full force conducting the

investigation, which is why we are

1:41:071:41:11

giving all of the medical support we

can to those affected. I am very

1:41:111:41:18

concerned. I would say the risk is

low, so take comfort from that. We

1:41:201:41:28

have been ready for a while for a

number of different types of

1:41:281:41:32

terrorist activity and we're sure we

give the public the support they

1:41:321:41:36

need, contained the incident, and

get the evidence we need, so when it

1:41:361:41:41

comes time for attribution, we do it

correctly.

Another story is domestic

1:41:411:41:46

abuse, the government making an

announcement about stronger laws and

1:41:461:41:52

powers and funding to tackle

domestic abuse. What difference will

1:41:521:41:55

it make?

1:41:551:42:02

it make?

Well, victims, sufferers of

domestic abuse, they are seeing

1:42:021:42:07

results. In the past few years we

have seen a significant improvement

1:42:071:42:13

in the support they are getting.

Since 2010, we have had a 33%

1:42:131:42:16

increase in convictions of

perpetrators of domestic violence. I

1:42:161:42:19

want more for people. In the last

year we have seen 83 women and 12

1:42:191:42:26

men killed by their partners, 2

million people, mostly women,

1:42:261:42:30

affected a year by domestic abuse

and violence, which means we are

1:42:301:42:34

proposing the day a really ambitious

sea change in the approach, bringing

1:42:341:42:38

it out from where it is hidden. This

is not just about the nasty attacks

1:42:381:42:43

that take place, but it is about

building on the work we have already

1:42:431:42:48

done in the west of control and

introducing new forms of abuse to be

1:42:481:42:56

considered. This is about

legislative measures and

1:42:561:42:59

nonlegislative measures. It is about

protecting children, and it is about

1:42:591:43:05

early intervention. There is so much

more we could do. It is a

1:43:051:43:11

consultation because I want

everybody who is concerned about is

1:43:111:43:15

to get involved and participate and

make sure we have a country that

1:43:151:43:19

protects women and children and men.

We spoke to a survivor who suffered

1:43:191:43:24

abuse for three years. She campaigns

on domestic abuse. She says all of

1:43:241:43:29

this sounds good on paper. She had

high praise for the position being

1:43:291:43:34

created, domestic abuse

commissioner. She said one of the

1:43:341:43:38

problems, this is something you have

heard before, we have discussed

1:43:381:43:41

before, the issue of safe places for

women in the funding for these

1:43:411:43:47

refuges being cut, women's aid could

be a matter of life and death, so do

1:43:471:43:56

you have any inclination to change

the way you are finding them, making

1:43:561:43:59

sure they have money for safe

places. -- funding.

There is no

1:43:591:44:05

question of this government

overseeing any reduction in a

1:44:051:44:16

overseeing any reduction in a number

of safe places. We are just changing

1:44:161:44:19

the funding. I know that some have

concerns, that is why we have a

1:44:191:44:24

consultation. I want to make sure

victims of the best access to

1:44:241:44:29

refuges. We need to look at the best

way to find them. -- fund. We need

1:44:291:44:37

to make sure there are always

sufficient beds for them to go to,

1:44:371:44:42

as a government, we are just looking

at the best funding proposal in

1:44:421:44:46

place.

Home Secretary, Amber Rudd,

thank you for talking to us this

1:44:461:44:50

morning.

1:44:501:44:55

It's a warm good morning to Carol.

That was a lovely introduction. Good

1:44:581:45:03

morning to you. We are starting up

this morning with snow.

1:45:031:45:10

morning to you. We are starting up

this morning with snow. Smoke

1:45:101:45:12

through Wales parts of the Midlands

and northern England. Some of us are

1:45:121:45:19

seeing quite a bit. Especially the

higher you are. We have low pressure

1:45:191:45:25

moving from the West towards the

east. Further south, with the

1:45:251:45:29

temperature is higher, it is falling

as rain. It all banishes moving a

1:45:291:45:33

lot of dry weather behind it and a

fair bit of sunshine. Bits and

1:45:331:45:37

pieces of cloud around as well and

in the north-western Scotland, some

1:45:371:45:41

of that will be thick enough produce

some showers and on the hills here,

1:45:411:45:45

it will be wintry. A better wise,

5-7 in the north. Through this

1:45:451:45:52

evening and overnight, there will be

clear skies. We are looking at a

1:45:521:45:57

widespread frost, the risk of ice on

untreated surfaces and some patchy

1:45:571:46:01

fog forming, some freezing fog at

that.

1:46:011:46:12

that. The showers and these are the

temperatures in towns and cities.

1:46:121:46:16

They will be lower than that in

rural areas. A cold start the day

1:46:161:46:20

tomorrow and a frosty one but of dry

weather, a fair bit of sunshine

1:46:201:46:23

around, still of two showers in the

north and west and in the low

1:46:231:46:27

pressure comes along and spoils it.

One thing you will notice with this

1:46:271:46:31

area of low pressure, it is going to

be bringing in milder conditions.

1:46:311:46:34

Not just on Friday to the south to

be had through the weekend, it moves

1:46:341:46:38

to the north and takes the milder

with it and by Sunday, the low

1:46:381:46:42

pressure will be across the North of

Scotland and by then, the North of

1:46:421:46:46

Scotland will see higher

temperatures than you have been used

1:46:461:46:49

to. This weekend, that is it in

summary. It will be fairly cloudy

1:46:491:46:52

behind. You'll see what they mean

when you see the charts. A lot of

1:46:521:46:58

cloud, some rain and you could see

some snow in Scotland. The picture

1:46:581:47:02

wise, pretty good shape. We are

looking at 11, 12, maybe even up to

1:47:021:47:08

14. Will have the cloud in the rain.

The temperatures pining further

1:47:081:47:14

north as well. But the time get a

Sunday, this is what I was alluding

1:47:141:47:22

to, the whole lot moves to the final

of Scotland. A lot of dry weather

1:47:221:47:29

including a fair bit of cloud. Some

showery outbreaks of rain. At times

1:47:291:47:35

you will find some cloud will break.

Temperature again into the low

1:47:351:47:39

teens. 11, 12, 13. That milder air

moving further north. That leads us

1:47:391:47:46

into an unsettled week but I can

tell you Tuesday is not looking

1:47:461:47:50

into an unsettled week but I can

tell you Tuesday is not looking too

1:47:501:47:50

bad at the moment.

Carol, what is the stuff in the

1:47:501:47:57

atmosphere when not cold and not

hot. --? Mild. Mild air, isn't it?

1:47:571:48:06

I'm not saying it. I will try. Mild

air.

1:48:061:48:10

It sounds hard, it is like

swallowing aplomb.

It just amused

1:48:151:48:20

me, sorry, Carol.

1:48:201:48:22

Shoplifting is on the rise

and so is violence against staff

1:48:221:48:25

according to a new report

out this morning.

1:48:251:48:27

Sean has more.

1:48:271:48:32

We often talk about how much we are

spending when it comes to retail but

1:48:321:48:37

what the staff have to cope with day

by day can be a bit of an issue.

1:48:371:48:43

These are the figures out

from the British Retail Consortium

1:48:431:48:46

which represents

the UK's shopkeepers.

1:48:461:48:47

Every year it pulls together figures

from its members on retail crime...

1:48:471:48:50

It says the total cost

to its members of all types

1:48:501:48:54

of crime was £700 million.

1:48:541:48:58

The biggest element

of that is shoplifting.

1:48:581:49:02

According to the BRC,

customer theft cost its members just

1:49:021:49:04

over

half a billion pounds last year.

1:49:041:49:06

That's up 15%.

1:49:061:49:07

More worryingly it also

reports a doubling

1:49:071:49:09

in violence against staff

resulting in injury -

1:49:091:49:12

let's not forget there are 4.6

million people working in retail

1:49:121:49:15

across the UK.

1:49:151:49:23

We can talk about this to

Edward Woodall from the Association

1:49:281:49:31

of Convenience Stores

which represents over

1:49:311:49:32

30,000 small retailers.

1:49:321:49:37

You've got 30,000- odd smaller

convenience stores that people have

1:49:371:49:42

the bottom of the road. Have you

seen those kind of stores be

1:49:421:49:46

affected by these kinds of figures?

I my members will be reading the

1:49:461:49:52

British Retail Consortium's report

this morning and it will confirm

1:49:521:49:55

their view that retail crime is on

the rise, in particular shop theft

1:49:551:49:58

and also violence and I think the

two are very much linked. We know

1:49:581:50:04

from talking to our members that

shop theft is the number one trigger

1:50:041:50:07

for violence and abuse and that's

what's important to have a robust

1:50:071:50:11

response so doesn't escalate to

cover things like violence and abuse

1:50:111:50:18

of staff.

Is that because staff are

confronting people who are stealing

1:50:181:50:23

things from their shops?

Staff feel

ownership on their store. If they do

1:50:231:50:29

confront staff, that can lead to

confrontation. It's also very much

1:50:291:50:34

linked. That's why we need a robust

response from police and the

1:50:341:50:38

consistence about how they respond

to shop theft and not just the

1:50:381:50:42

monetary value but also the impact

of people in stores.

Do you think

1:50:421:50:46

the police are not doing enough to

stop shoplifters or is it just a

1:50:461:50:52

trend that you are starting to see

increase?

The police could do more,

1:50:521:50:56

in terms of consistency of response.

Different police forces respond in

1:50:561:51:00

different ways. Some of them have a

monetary threshold. If you think

1:51:001:51:07

about £100 worth of goods from the

local shop or a supermarket, you

1:51:071:51:11

would be pushing at a trolley worth

of goods so it's frustrating.

You

1:51:111:51:17

think criminals are playing that

game? They know what the threshold

1:51:171:51:21

is surveyor picking on convenience

stores because they can get a lot

1:51:211:51:24

out of it?

There is an issue with

repeat offenders. Those might have

1:51:241:51:29

alcohol and drug dependencies are

coming back again and again,

1:51:291:51:32

targeting convenience stores and

what needs to happen is the justice

1:51:321:51:37

system needs to respond to them.

Help them overcome these issues of

1:51:371:51:43

alcohol and drug dependencies seven

and keep repeating these crimes was

1:51:431:51:47

also in the wider community.

And he

thinks staff I tried to do too much

1:51:471:51:55

to resolve that situation? Should

they just leave them to it and let

1:51:551:52:02

police deal with it? People come

first, not property, not pocket. We

1:52:021:52:14

invest something like £4000 per

convenience store across the UK.

1:52:141:52:19

Most importantly, staff training.

You might train staff and invest in

1:52:191:52:24

security but we know in competitive

business retailing, particularly at

1:52:241:52:30

retail stores, margins get squeezed.

If staff are left on the road and

1:52:301:52:34

more often or there are fewer staff,

they are more vulnerable than

1:52:341:52:39

before.

There is the full commitment

from my members. Protecting people

1:52:391:52:48

comes before protecting any type of

staff.

And, thanks very much. A big

1:52:481:52:58

issue in retail. We often talk about

the big issues in retail but the

1:52:581:53:04

staff in store are feeling more

threatened.

1:53:041:53:14

It was the most successful

Winter Olympics ever

1:53:141:53:16

for Great Britain,

1:53:161:53:24

now the pressure is on for

the British athletes heading out

1:53:251:53:28

to Pyeongchang for the Paralympics.

1:53:281:53:30

The aim is to win six

medals - one of those

1:53:301:53:33

in wheelchair curling.

1:53:331:53:33

Our Disability News Corresondent,

Nikki Fox has been to meet

1:53:331:53:36

the team in training.

1:53:361:53:37

It's been a long four years

of training to get to this moment.

1:53:371:53:41

We've been the best prepared

that we can be to go

1:53:411:53:44

out to PyeongChang.

1:53:441:53:45

When it gets really,

really close, like it is now,

1:53:451:53:47

how do you feel?

1:53:471:53:50

Is it like excitement,

butdo you feel sick?

1:53:501:53:52

For me it's excitement and looking

forward to get out there.

1:53:521:54:00

inspires us and we want to get out

on the ice ourselves.

1:54:021:54:06

I will watch on the TV,

I am so excited.

1:54:061:54:08

So are we.

1:54:081:54:09

My name is Aileen Neilson.

1:54:091:54:15

Robert McPherson.

1:54:151:54:21

Gregor Ewan.

1:54:211:54:24

Angie Malone.

1:54:241:54:25

I'm really looking forward to it.

1:54:251:54:32

My name is Hugh Nibloe.

1:54:321:54:33

Can I have a go?

1:54:331:54:35

Will you watch the brush?

1:54:351:54:38

We will catch some floss maybe.

1:54:381:54:39

At what age did you get into this?

1:54:391:54:47

Has this sport helped you in a way?

1:54:511:54:53

It's helped me greatly.

1:54:531:54:55

When you get diagnosed with MS

and you stop losing your functions

1:54:551:54:58

and abilities, your confidence goes.

1:54:581:55:00

I became more or less housebound.

1:55:001:55:04

And with curling, my confidence just

grew and it's a case

1:55:041:55:10

of being fearless

and just going for it.

1:55:101:55:13

Oh, my goodness.

1:55:131:55:17

Skidding on the ice.

1:55:171:55:21

How do you actually direct it?

1:55:211:55:23

How do you get it in

the right position?

1:55:231:55:27

The delivery stick but also

the head that's on the cue.

1:55:271:55:32

That's what affects it.

1:55:321:55:37

We don't have the use of sweepers

so once we let the stone go,

1:55:371:55:41

there is nothing we can

do to influence it.

1:55:411:55:44

It's going off again to the right.

1:55:441:55:45

It's so difficult.

1:55:451:55:46

This is so difficult.

1:55:461:55:47

I should have gone to the gym.

1:55:471:55:49

Can I have one more go?

1:55:491:55:51

Yeah.

1:55:511:55:51

I've got it.

1:55:511:55:52

How well do you think

you're going to do?

1:55:521:55:55

Are you going to snatch it?

1:55:551:56:02

Get to the round robin first,

get to that stage first.

1:56:021:56:05

Oh, my goodness.

1:56:051:56:06

Oh!

1:56:061:56:09

Wow!

1:56:091:56:09

Just sign me up now.

1:56:091:56:14

Curling is more about inclusion.

1:56:141:56:22

Do you feel like ambassadors?

1:56:221:56:24

Definitely feel proud to be part

of the British squad.

1:56:241:56:28

You put a stop on it,

it's something special.

1:56:281:56:30

Is it?

1:56:301:56:33

Yeah.

1:56:331:56:38

Nicky is always willing to you that

ago.

1:56:381:56:46

We are going to be talking to three

women who have cancer to say they

1:56:461:56:52

are

1:56:522:00:14

in half an hour.

2:00:142:00:15

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

2:00:152:00:16

Bye for now.

2:00:162:00:23

in full force conducting the

investigation and

2:00:412:00:41

giving all the support we can

2:00:412:00:46

Hello, this is Breakfast, with

Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.

2:00:462:00:49

Counterterrorism officers search

for the source of the nerve

2:00:492:00:51

agent used in a chemical

attack in Salisbury.

2:00:512:00:53

A former Russian spy,

his daughter and a police officer

2:00:532:00:55

who came to their aid

are all in a serious

2:00:552:00:57

condition in hospital.

2:00:572:00:58

This was a very serious incident

which is why we have got the police

2:00:582:01:02

in full force conducting

the investigation and

2:01:022:01:03

giving all the support.

2:01:032:01:05

Good morning, it's

Thursday, 8th March.

2:01:052:01:06

Also this morning...

2:01:062:01:07

Domestic abusers could be

electronically tagged or banned

2:01:072:01:09

from drinking alcohol under tougher

new measures being proposed

2:01:092:01:11

to tackle the problem.

2:01:112:01:12

Profits at Countrywide,

the UK's biggest estate agent,

2:01:122:01:14

were down by over 20% last year.

2:01:142:01:16

I'll have more in a moment.

2:01:162:01:18

In sport, heartbreak for Tottenham

in the Champions League.

2:01:182:01:20

Italian champions Juventus come

from behind to beat Spurs

2:01:202:01:22

at Wembley and end their European

dreams for another season.

2:01:222:01:30

And Mary Beard will be telling us

why she's been travelling

2:01:302:01:33

the world to uncover

the secrets of civilisation.

2:01:332:01:35

And Carol has the weather.

2:01:352:01:38

good morning.

Some of us starting

off with snow, particularly across

2:01:382:01:44

parts of Wales, the North Midlands

and Northern England, but it is

2:01:442:01:48

transient, it will clear this

morning, and behind it, for most of

2:01:482:01:53

the UK, dry, sunshine, showers in

the West, some of it wintry on the

2:01:532:01:57

hills. More in 15 minutes.

2:01:572:02:00

Good morning.

2:02:002:02:01

First, our main story.

2:02:012:02:02

The Home Secretary has told this

programme that the chemical attack

2:02:022:02:07

in Salisbury is being treated very

seriously and has reassured people

2:02:072:02:10

that there is no cause for concern

about public health.

2:02:102:02:12

A former Russian spy,

his daughter and a police officer

2:02:122:02:15

who tried to help them remain very

seriously ill in hospital.

2:02:152:02:17

While police have now identified

the type of chemical,

2:02:172:02:20

it's not yet known where it

was made or who could have

2:02:202:02:22

carried out the attack.

2:02:222:02:24

Sergei and Yulia Skripal remain

in a critical condition.

2:02:242:02:26

Tom Burridge reports.

2:02:262:02:28

The police officer is awake and

talking but still in a very serious

2:02:282:02:32

condition.

2:02:322:02:34

This was Sergei Skripal

last month at a corner shop.

2:02:342:02:38

Now police believe someone tried

to kill the former spy

2:02:382:02:42

and his daughter with a nerve agent.

2:02:422:02:45

It happened here in the small

cathedral city of Salisbury.

2:02:452:02:53

A police officer who attended

to the pair now also in a serious

2:02:572:03:00

condition in hospital.

2:03:002:03:01

What nerve agent was used

is the question experts

2:03:012:03:03

at this military research centre

are trying to answer.

2:03:032:03:06

Nerve agents essentially cripple

the nervous system of the body

2:03:062:03:08

and are not easy to manufacture.

2:03:082:03:13

Nerve agents require

a non-insignificant financial,

2:03:132:03:16

logistical and technical back-up

to actually be manufactured.

2:03:162:03:22

And so that would lead

to more likelihood

2:03:222:03:24

of a state manufacturing it.

2:03:242:03:26

Life in Salisbury right now

is anything but normal,

2:03:262:03:32

this, the restaurant

where Mr Skripal and his daughter

2:03:322:03:35

had lunch hours before

they fell ill.

2:03:352:03:41

A blond woman and a man

could be of interest,

2:03:412:03:43

seen in this CCTV footage

from near the crime scene.

2:03:432:03:46

His daughter apparently

had dark hair, like in this photo.

2:03:462:03:48

They are both in a critical

condition in hospital.

2:03:482:03:50

Tom Burridge, BBC News.

2:03:502:03:54

Earlier, the Home Secretary

Amber Rudd spoke to us.

2:03:542:03:59

She said there was no cause for the

public to panic.

2:04:002:04:05

This was a very serious incident,

which is why we've got the police

2:04:052:04:08

down there in full force,

conducting the investigation,

2:04:082:04:10

which is why we're giving

all the support we can,

2:04:102:04:12

medical support necessary.

2:04:122:04:16

Let's speak to our home affairs

correspondent, Leila Nathoo,

2:04:162:04:18

who's in Salisbury this morning.

2:04:182:04:20

We have also heard the policeman in

hospital is now talking although in

2:04:202:04:24

a very serious condition. Police

still investigating.

Yeah, police

2:04:242:04:30

are still trying to piece together

the movements of Sergei and Yulia

2:04:302:04:37

Skripal on the Sunday afternoon when

they came into Salisbury city centre

2:04:372:04:40

and ended up unconscious on that

bench behind me that is under the

2:04:402:04:45

police tent. The police are

appealing for anyone in Salisbury

2:04:452:04:49

city centre on Sunday afternoon from

1pm to get in touch. They believe

2:04:492:04:54

Sergei and Yulia Skripal went to

Zizzi restaurant, the restaurant

2:04:542:05:01

remains cordoned off. They also

believe they went to a nearby pub,

2:05:012:05:07

the Mill. They want to speak to

anyone in those locations. They are

2:05:072:05:12

key sites of interest as people tee

police tried to work out why Sergei

2:05:122:05:19

and Yulia Skripal came into contact

with the nerve agent, a crucial

2:05:192:05:22

detail of how the investigation

proceeds. We had the Home Secretary,

2:05:222:05:27

amber Rudd, saying the police are

treating this very seriously. A

2:05:272:05:30

policeman, one of the first to

respond on the scene, also affected.

2:05:302:05:34

He is now believed to be talking and

engaging, as you say, but his

2:05:342:05:40

condition is still serious. A lot of

unanswered questions here on the

2:05:402:05:43

scene. We do not have a clear

picture of exactly how Sergei and

2:05:432:05:48

Yulia Skripal ended up on this bench

as yet but that is what the police

2:05:482:05:52

here are trying to figure out.

Thank

you very much.

2:05:522:05:58

Suspected domestic abusers could be

electronically tagged,

2:05:582:06:00

or banned from drinking alcohol

and taking drugs, as part

2:06:002:06:02

of proposals to tackle the problem

in England and Wales.

2:06:022:06:05

The Government wants views

on a set of measures,

2:06:052:06:07

which includes the first legal

definition of economic

2:06:072:06:10

abuse, and a commissioner

to oversee the issue.

2:06:102:06:11

Jon Donnison reports.

2:06:112:06:13

Euleen Hope suffered

a decade of abuse

2:06:132:06:15

at the hands of her ex-partner.

2:06:152:06:20

Emotional, but also physical.

2:06:202:06:24

She ended up in hospital

more than a dozen times.

2:06:242:06:30

She says she used to grow her fringe

long to cover the black eyes.

2:06:302:06:36

Some people say to me,

why did you not get out sooner?

2:06:362:06:39

Do you really want to

look over your shoulder

2:06:392:06:41

if you leave a relationship,

they could still be after you.

2:06:412:06:43

He said, "I'll tell

you when it's over."

2:06:432:06:45

He threatened me and told me

he would organise for someone

2:06:452:06:48

to throw acid in my face.

2:06:482:06:49

In 2015, the man was eventually

jailed for grievous bodily harm

2:06:492:06:53

and assault after Euleen's sister

contacted the police.

2:06:532:07:00

Almost two million people

in England and Wales,

2:07:002:07:02

most of them women, suffered

2:07:022:07:03

domestic abuse last year.

2:07:032:07:06

The Government wants to make it

easier to prosecute perpetrators.

2:07:062:07:07

It is launching a consultation

document before it tries to get

2:07:072:07:10

tougher laws passed.

2:07:102:07:12

Among the proposals,

broadening the legal definition

2:07:122:07:16

of domestic abuse to include

physical, psychological, sexual,

2:07:162:07:18

emotional, but also economic abuse.

2:07:182:07:21

Tougher sentences for cases

involving children.

2:07:212:07:25

And new protection orders to allow

police and courts to intervene more

2:07:252:07:28

quickly when abuse is suspected.

2:07:282:07:32

The consultation period

for the proposed new laws

2:07:322:07:34

will last 12 weeks.

2:07:342:07:35

Jon Donnison, BBC News.

2:07:352:07:40

Two teenagers have died and two

children are among the injured

2:07:402:07:42

after a three-car crash in North

Yorkshire.

2:07:422:07:45

The boys, who are believed to be 17,

died at the scene of the accident

2:07:452:07:49

on the A61 near Thirsk last night.

2:07:492:07:51

Five adults and two children

were taken to hospital.

2:07:512:07:54

Police have appealed for anyone who

saw what happened to get in touch.

2:07:542:07:58

Britain and Saudi Arabia have agreed

plans for a future trade

2:07:582:08:02

and investment programme

worth £65 billion.

2:08:022:08:05

The announcement comes on the second

day of a visit to the UK

2:08:052:08:08

by the Saudi Crown Prince,

Mohammed bin Salman.

2:08:082:08:10

The package includes

direct investment in both

2:08:102:08:12

countries across energy,

education, healthcare and defence.

2:08:122:08:18

There's a warning that many councils

in England will become financially

2:08:182:08:23

unstable if they continue to rely

on their reserve funds

2:08:232:08:26

to pay for the increasing

demands of social care.

2:08:262:08:28

The public spending watchdog says

two thirds of councils with social

2:08:282:08:30

care responsibilities

raided their reserves

2:08:302:08:32

in the financial year

ending last April.

2:08:322:08:33

Our correspondent,

Alison Holt, has more.

2:08:332:08:36

It's lunchtime at the Nexus

Day Centre in Surrey.

2:08:362:08:40

Here, people with brain injuries,

learning disabilities,

2:08:402:08:46

and other conditions can

socialise and take part

2:08:462:08:48

in other activities.

2:08:482:08:54

For many, it is paid

for by the county council.

2:08:542:08:56

The National Audit Office says local

authorities now spend more than half

2:08:562:08:59

of their budgets on providing care

for adults and children.

2:08:592:09:02

For Sue, who has multiple

sclerosis, the help is vital.

2:09:022:09:06

I come here only twice a week.

2:09:062:09:08

I would come more if there

was the funding for it.

2:09:082:09:12

But apart from that, it is amazing.

2:09:122:09:18

The NAO says, since 2010,

the money local authorities

2:09:182:09:26

in England have got from central

government has been cut by 50%.

2:09:262:09:30

Despite council tax rises,

services like bin collections,

2:09:302:09:32

roads, and libraries,

have had their money

2:09:322:09:33

reduced by nearly a third

over the same time.

2:09:332:09:36

And with councils using savings

to balance the books,

2:09:362:09:38

it warns one in ten will have

exhausted their reserves

2:09:382:09:40

within three years.

2:09:402:09:42

What we are calling

for is a plan for the long-term

2:09:422:09:45

sustainability of the sector.

2:09:452:09:53

What is it they want local

government to do, and then

2:09:532:09:55

make funding available.

2:09:552:09:56

Alongside that, social care needs

a funding solution as well.

2:09:562:10:00

The Government says a new funding

settlement has been approved

2:10:002:10:02

for councils to help pay

for the services that keep

2:10:022:10:05

communities running,

and that will mean a real-terms

2:10:052:10:08

increase in resources,

allowing for greater freedom,

2:10:082:10:10

fairness and value for money.

2:10:102:10:11

Alison Holt, BBC News.

2:10:112:10:19

You we have been talking about the

housing market this morning, what is

2:10:202:10:25

the data today?

We were talking

earlier about the industry of estate

2:10:252:10:29

agents, saying we're not seeing as

many buyers coming to estate agents,

2:10:292:10:33

people who want to buy houses, and

also not the number of properties on

2:10:332:10:38

market. But in the last hour, we

have heard from the country's

2:10:382:10:43

biggest estate agent, Countrywide,

they own a lot of the more local

2:10:432:10:49

estate agent brands you would be

familiar with, they have had profits

2:10:492:10:53

wiped out, they made a profit last

year of £17 million, but when you

2:10:532:10:58

look at the most recent year, the

loss on one level of a couple of

2:10:582:11:04

hundred million pounds because of

various things they have had to

2:11:042:11:06

write off. They have had to make big

changes to their business which has

2:11:062:11:10

meant they have had to write off a

lot of money and they have not had

2:11:102:11:14

the business coming in to make off

up the shortfall. They say their

2:11:142:11:22

pipeline is significantly lower for

2018, what that means is they are

2:11:222:11:26

not expecting the buyers to come in,

they are not expecting the number of

2:11:262:11:30

properties on their portfolio,

lettings, sales, than previously.

2:11:302:11:35

The biggest provider of estate

agents, the biggest estate agent

2:11:352:11:39

company, suffering like this, the

implication is, there are not any

2:11:392:11:43

houses coming online and demand is

going down, prices will go down,

2:11:432:11:47

that is the assumption, isn't it?

It

is. When you look at the number of

2:11:472:11:52

sales happening, that is still

holding out a fairly decent level

2:11:522:11:56

across the country, but look at

someone like Countrywide, almost

2:11:562:12:01

entirely physical estate agents,

they have had competition from

2:12:012:12:05

online only estate agents, they say

Brexit uncertainty has hit them,

2:12:052:12:09

they have a big presence in London,

where the property market has been

2:12:092:12:13

predictably under pressure. That is

like looking at Countrywide, they

2:12:132:12:18

are perhaps struggling more than

others, but it is tough for

2:12:182:12:23

everyone. Shares have been down 50%

over the last year, down another 20%

2:12:232:12:29

this morning.

Wow. Thank you very

much. Paul. I don't know why I

2:12:292:12:38

called you pull spokesman

2:12:382:12:45

called you pull spokesman -- I don't

know why I called you

2:12:462:12:52

know why I called you Paul.

2:12:522:12:56

Train passengers will be able

to claim compensation more easily

2:12:562:12:59

for the knock-on costs of delays,

as part of changes to ticket

2:12:592:13:02

terms and conditions.

2:13:022:13:03

Rail companies are removing a clause

which says they won't accept any

2:13:032:13:06

liability for indirect effects,

such as commuters having to pay

2:13:062:13:08

for taxis and hotels.

2:13:082:13:09

The consumer group "Which?"

2:13:092:13:10

had previously accused firms

of misleading the public.

2:13:102:13:18

Those are the main stories this

morning. Let us move onto another

2:13:212:13:25

issue. Have talked a lot about it on

Breakfast.

2:13:252:13:31

There can't be many people watching

today who haven't experienced

2:13:312:13:33

cancer in some way,

either first hand or

2:13:332:13:35

through someone they love.

2:13:352:13:36

It's something Rachael Bland,

Deborah James and Lauren Mahon

2:13:362:13:38

all had to come to terms

with after being

2:13:382:13:41

diagnosed in their 30s.

2:13:412:13:44

They've now started a podcast

called You, Me And The Big C

2:13:442:13:47

to debunk the myths around cancer

2:13:472:13:48

and give an honest portrayal of

how they've learnt to live with it.

2:13:482:13:51

Let's take a look.

2:13:512:13:52

I have stage four cancer.

2:13:522:13:54

That doesn't mean I'm

going to die, I pray I'm not.

2:13:542:13:56

My statistics, I'm just

going to throw them out there,

2:13:562:13:59

are hideous, to be perfectly

honest with you.

2:13:592:14:06

So I know what I'm faced against,

but I'm currently living

2:14:062:14:07

through my diagnosis,

as we all are, right?

2:14:072:14:09

MUSIC PLAYS.

2:14:092:14:17

I thought a mouse filter, why not?

2:14:412:14:45

It kind of works with

the cold cap, doesn't it?

2:14:452:14:47

I was like, "Will it

be much longer?"

2:14:472:14:49

And she said, "Oh, no, the thing is,

towards the end of the day,

2:14:492:14:52

the wait can be longer because,

unfortunately, the consultant has

2:14:522:14:55

to tell people bad news."

2:14:552:14:56

And the wait got longer,

I was still there!

2:14:562:14:58

Rachael Bland, Deborah James

and Lauren Mahon join us now.

2:14:582:15:04

For

and Lauren Mahon join us now.

2:15:042:15:05

For people

and Lauren Mahon join us now.

2:15:052:15:05

For people not

and Lauren Mahon join us now.

2:15:052:15:05

For people not familiar

and Lauren Mahon join us now.

2:15:052:15:05

For people not familiar with

and Lauren Mahon join us now.

2:15:052:15:05

For people not familiar with what

and Lauren Mahon join us now.

2:15:052:15:06

For people not familiar with what

you are trying to do, give us a

2:15:062:15:08

sense of what you are doing, you

three have something in common, but

2:15:082:15:11

you are trying to send out a

different message.

We have all been

2:15:112:15:15

diagnosed with cancer, I have got

through mine, the others are still

2:15:152:15:19

in treatment, and we found, as young

women, as young people, really

2:15:192:15:24

really struggled to find people to

connect with, who spoke our

2:15:242:15:28

language, to talk about cancer in a

different way. We all talked about

2:15:282:15:31

it online, met each other, and we

thought, we could do a podcast about

2:15:312:15:35

this, because it needs to be spoken

about.

We wanted to change the way

2:15:352:15:40

cancer is looked that, there is a

real image when you are told about

2:15:402:15:44

it, that it will be dark,

depressing, there are difficult and

2:15:442:15:48

low times, but it is not all that

kind of dark, depressing image that

2:15:482:15:52

you get, you are not always going to

be able in bed, lose your hair.

2:15:522:15:57

Actually, life goes on around having

cancer treatment, and we wanted to

2:15:572:16:00

bust that myth and all the others

around cancer and show people that

2:16:002:16:04

there is life after being diagnosed.

I was going to Zayed is probably

2:16:042:16:09

helpful, as you go through, and mind

telling us what your condition is?

I

2:16:092:16:14

was diagnosed with breast cancer in

November 2016, I have had long and

2:16:142:16:18

congregated treatment, so I had the

standard chemotherapy, surgery,

2:16:182:16:25

three surgeries. -- complicated

treatment. Then I was told I needed

2:16:252:16:28

more chemotherapy, my cancer

returned in some other lymph nodes,

2:16:282:16:32

so I have had more surgery, I have

been in treatment for a year and a

2:16:322:16:36

bit, it is kind of ongoing.

Are you

well?

I feel great, if they stop all

2:16:362:16:42

the treatments, I would feel great,

it is not the cancer making me feel

2:16:422:16:47

ill, it is all the other bits!

It

was similar for me, stage four bowel

2:16:472:16:54

cancer, so I have the Brown, rather

than the pink cancer! I had an

2:16:542:17:01

operation last week, but I'm here

today.

She is a hero!

So your lung

2:17:012:17:07

collapsed last week...

It sounds

more dramatic.

I have just finished

2:17:072:17:15

21 cycles of chemo, a year and a bit

of treatment by a great team at the

2:17:152:17:21

Royal Marsden. I will just carry on

going through treatment and living

2:17:212:17:25

with it, I am living with stage four

cancer, and that is what the podcast

2:17:252:17:30

is about. Yes, I have highs and

lows, last week I was crying in

2:17:302:17:35

hospital, and excuse me if I start

going again with coughing fits, but

2:17:352:17:40

that is my lunch Immers.

What comes

across straightaway, seeing you

2:17:402:17:46

together, you bounce off each other,

what are some of the more unlikely

2:17:462:17:50

areas that you have touched on? Some

people are familiar about the

2:17:502:17:53

difference dialogues around cancers,

what are the more unlikely areas

2:17:532:17:57

that you have touched on she

2:17:572:18:03

that you have touched on she

-- you

have touched on? I have talked about

2:18:032:18:09

the finance side of things, I am 31,

I had a job that I loved, and I only

2:18:092:18:13

thought I would be supported by the

Government if I got ill, and that

2:18:132:18:17

wasn't the case. People don't

realise that when you get ill, there

2:18:172:18:21

isn't really like any safety net for

you, so that has been a big topic,

2:18:212:18:26

that has really related with me.

Yesterday we recorded a podcast on

2:18:262:18:32

the positives of cancer, a hour-long

podcast about the positive things

2:18:322:18:39

coming out of cancer, everyone

thinks it is the end of the world,

2:18:392:18:42

but certain things come out of it,

like the friends that we have made,

2:18:422:18:47

we have become friends through our

cancer treatment and through

2:18:472:18:54

blogging about it. You can use the

cancer card.

Not a physical card,

2:18:552:19:01

but an emotional car that you can

slide into conversation.

So you can

2:19:012:19:07

misbehave?

If you say, I have

cancer, people don't have a come

2:19:072:19:11

back to that.

Can I say, I am not

advocating drinking champagne whilst

2:19:112:19:20

you are having chemo, because I get

told off for that! But when you are

2:19:202:19:25

in treatment so often, you have to

find a way to get through that, and

2:19:252:19:29

for me, occasionally dressing up in

whatever...

That was Catwoman?

The

2:19:292:19:37

orange thing was a catsuit for Stand

Up To Cancer, actually, a podcast

2:19:372:19:41

that I was doing then. It was

raising awareness that you can still

2:19:412:19:47

have fun.

What have your said about

this? It is often families who are

2:19:472:19:52

the in the background, do you be

sympathetic, or just let you do what

2:19:522:19:59

you want to do, or are they allowed

to feel bad?

We have had this

2:19:592:20:05

discussion, and it was a big

positive that our families have been

2:20:052:20:08

incredibly supportive, they are

incredibly proud of us using our

2:20:082:20:11

platforms to do something good from

a really dark, scary place that

2:20:112:20:16

cancer can be, using our platforms

to talk about a positive way, to

2:20:162:20:19

raise awareness and support people

that might needed.

I have two

2:20:192:20:24

children, so the way that I debug

what cancer looks like my family is

2:20:242:20:30

just to be open about it, I let them

see everything I am doing, so they

2:20:302:20:34

don't need to fill in the blanks and

assume what is going to happen to

2:20:342:20:38

me.

A lot of people will be inspired

by what you are doing. In stark

2:20:382:20:44

contrast to the pictures from

hospital, you are all wearing black

2:20:442:20:47

today, so contrary to the message

you are trying to send out!

We are

2:20:472:20:52

all on message together!

I do have a

leather miniskirt on!

Thank you very

2:20:522:20:57

much, lovely to see you.

2:20:572:20:59

You, Me And The Big C

is available to download

2:20:592:21:01

from the BBC Radio 5 live website.

2:21:012:21:06

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:21:062:21:12

Some lovely pictures of snow that

has fallen in the last few hours,

2:21:132:21:20

this is one of them from West

Yorkshire, lovely snowfall if you

2:21:202:21:24

don't have to travel in it, it looks

so pretty. But these are the areas

2:21:242:21:30

affected, Wales, Midlands and

northern England. It will clear

2:21:302:21:33

through this morning and brighten up

behind it. You can see this big curl

2:21:332:21:39

and the direction it is taking, rain

in the south, snow pushing across

2:21:392:21:44

the Midlands and northern England,

before it moves away, then a lot of

2:21:442:21:48

dry weather, fed it of sunshine,

variable amounts of cloud, some a

2:21:482:21:53

bit thick enough to produce showers

in the hills in north-west.

2:21:532:21:57

Temperatures, 6-7 in the north, 8-

maybe 11 as we push

2:21:572:22:07

maybe 11 as we push further south,

windy as we push on. Temperatures

2:22:072:22:09

will did quite quickly overnight,

looking at a widespread frost, the

2:22:092:22:14

risk of ice, some wintry showers in

the hills of Scotland, and in the

2:22:142:22:18

lighter winds across northern

England, we could also see freezing

2:22:182:22:22

fog, as we could across northern

Wales. This is what you can expect

2:22:222:22:26

in towns and cities, in rural areas

the temperatures will be that bit

2:22:262:22:30

lower. I want to draw your attention

to be southwest, by the end of the

2:22:302:22:35

night more cloud gathering. This is

another area of low pressure coming

2:22:352:22:38

our way tomorrow, and you can see

the cloud as bills from the South,

2:22:382:22:41

eventually bringing in rain. --

spills. With this, there will be

2:22:412:22:48

milder air. After the cold and

frosty start, a lot of sunshine

2:22:482:22:53

around, lengthy spells of sunshine,

a few showers across the North and

2:22:532:22:57

West, and 10-11 in the South, 6-9

that bit further north. So the mild

2:22:572:23:04

air coming into the south-west will

continue through this weekend to

2:23:042:23:08

push northwards, as indeed will be

cloud and rain, and a noticeable

2:23:082:23:12

wind. By the time we get to Sunday,

most of the UK will have higher

2:23:122:23:16

temperatures than we have seen of

late. The other thing is it will be

2:23:162:23:20

fairly cloudy, and at times there

will be some rain. A quick look at

2:23:202:23:24

what is happening on Saturday, a

grey day, Wednesday, snow on the

2:23:242:23:34

leading edge of this system heading

northwards, quite breezy,

2:23:342:23:36

temperatures in the South could well

get up to 13 or 14, 6-7 in the

2:23:362:23:39

north, and then on Sunday, up into

Shetland, the far north of Scotland

2:23:392:23:44

eventually clearing. One or two

brighter brakes and cloud, Samsung

2:23:442:23:51

further south.

2:23:512:23:56

We can go to one of those places

still affected by the weather,

2:23:562:24:00

Alston on camera, we can see little

bits of snow behind you, some places

2:24:002:24:05

are still really badly affected,

aren't they? -- Alston in Cumbria.

2:24:052:24:13

Social media for school closures,

that is the picture in West

2:24:222:24:26

Yorkshire. Here in Alston in

Cumbria, you will remember during

2:24:262:24:30

the storm this place was that off

for a good few days, no power,

2:24:302:24:35

people were really struggling to get

food, and RAF Chinook had to drop

2:24:352:24:40

supplies, people were starting to

burn their own furniture. Snow was

2:24:402:24:45

up to about here on the shot window.

When you take a look around now, it

2:24:452:24:48

seems to be so much better, you get

the impression things are starting

2:24:482:24:52

to get back to normal again. I want

to introduce you to one of the

2:24:522:24:56

volunteers that was helping people,

you run a local activity centre, you

2:24:562:25:01

are used to being outdoors, you got

your wet weather gear, you got

2:25:012:25:06

sledges, a lot of people involved in

getting supplies from the local

2:25:062:25:10

supermarket to people's doors. Tell

us what you did.

We started by

2:25:102:25:17

helping of the local ambulance,

which was stuck, the plough could

2:25:172:25:20

not get a clear road to it, and

there was a call on social media for

2:25:202:25:24

people to help, and lots of our

staff were off for the day because

2:25:242:25:28

of cancellations, and they are all

energetic, hard-working people so we

2:25:282:25:33

set to helping them out, we cleared

a path for the ambulance and

2:25:332:25:39

followed people's calls for help

since then.

All on social media, so

2:25:392:25:44

people still had power, which still

able to get on Facebook and say,

2:25:442:25:49

look, I need food, I need fuel, and

you all got together and had this

2:25:492:25:53

coordinated response and went out in

waist deep snow?

In some cases,

2:25:532:25:57

yeah.

And you are smiling! That was

quite an effort.

It is fun to be

2:25:572:26:06

part of the community, even though

it is such a serious thing, it is

2:26:062:26:09

nice to see people coming together,

and Alston is unique in that way.

2:26:092:26:15

When we look at pictures of what it

looked like, there were drifts 12

2:26:152:26:19

feet high, it looked like something

from a movie, but when you are out

2:26:192:26:24

in it and going to people's doors,

actually, they were quite anxious,

2:26:242:26:28

what was their reaction when you

turned up?

Some people are very

2:26:282:26:32

nervous, some people are surprised

to see you, some people asking, how

2:26:322:26:35

much do I owe you? A range of

responses, but generally people glad

2:26:352:26:43

to see you.

On a scale of one to

ten, how is the town now, do you

2:26:432:26:48

think, getting back to normal?

Nine

or ten, pretty much back to where we

2:26:482:26:53

were.

Thank you very much for that,

more tractors and traffic going up

2:26:532:26:58

and down the street, they couldn't

do that a few days ago. We are being

2:26:582:27:02

told that a local community

get-together is planned for the next

2:27:022:27:05

few weeks to say thank you to

everyone involved.

2:27:052:27:09

Fiona, thank you very much. Let's

hope it is not as chilly where you

2:27:092:27:13

are this morning, time for an update

on the news,

2:27:132:30:32

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

2:30:322:30:34

Hello, this is Breakfast, with

Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.

2:30:402:30:44

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

2:30:442:30:48

The Home Secretary has told this

programme there was no need

2:30:482:30:50

for the wider public to be concerned

after a former Russian spy,

2:30:502:30:53

his daughter and a policeman

were poisoned in a chemical

2:30:532:30:56

attack in Salisbury.

2:30:562:31:00

In an interview with this programme

she also refused to be

2:31:002:31:03

drawn on whether Russia might be

behind the incident.

2:31:032:31:05

This morning it is reported

that the police officer

2:31:052:31:07

is awake and talking,

but remains in a very serious

2:31:072:31:10

condition in hospital.

2:31:102:31:13

Sergei and Yulia Skripal remain

in a critical condition in hospital.

2:31:132:31:16

Within the past hour,

the Home Secretary Amber Rudd told

2:31:162:31:19

us there was no cause

for the public to panic.

2:31:192:31:25

This was a very serious incident,

which is why we have got the police

2:31:252:31:30

down there in full force conducting

an investigation, which is why we

2:31:302:31:33

are giving it all the support we

can, the medical support necessary

2:31:332:31:37

to the people affected. Of course I

am very concerned about the

2:31:372:31:40

policeman. Sally Davies has said the

risk to the public is low so I would

2:31:402:31:47

urge the public to take comfort from

that. We have been ready for a while

2:31:472:31:52

for a number of different types of

terrorist activity, and we are

2:31:522:31:56

making sure we give the public to

support and contain the incident and

2:31:562:32:00

collect the evidence so when we come

to attribution we will know what to

2:32:002:32:04

do.

2:32:042:32:05

Suspected domestic abusers could be

electronically tagged,

2:32:052:32:06

as part of new Government proposals.

2:32:062:32:08

A consultation has been launched

on a set of measures

2:32:082:32:11

for England and Wales which also

include the first legal

2:32:112:32:13

definition of economic

abuse and a commissioner

2:32:132:32:15

to oversee the issue.

2:32:152:32:18

The Government is also

suggesting tougher sentences

2:32:182:32:19

for cases involving children,

and possible court orders

2:32:192:32:22

which could include

tagging or alcohol bans.

2:32:222:32:27

Britain and Saudi Arabia have

agreed plans for a future

2:32:272:32:29

trade and investment

programme worth £65-billion.

2:32:292:32:31

The announcement comes on the second

day of a visit to the UK

2:32:312:32:34

by the Saudi Crown Prince,

Mohammed Bin Salman.

2:32:342:32:39

The package includes

direct investment in both

2:32:392:32:40

countries across energy,

education, healthcare and defence.

2:32:402:32:48

There is a warning many councils in

England will become financially

2:32:482:32:52

unsustainable if they continue to

rely on reserve funds to pay for the

2:32:522:32:56

increasing demands of social care.

The public spending watchdog said

2:32:562:32:59

two thirds of social care

responsibilities -- two thirds of

2:32:592:33:05

councils raided their reserves for

their social care responsibilities.

2:33:052:33:14

The Danish inventor goes on trial

this morning over the death of

2:33:152:33:19

Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his

home-made simpering. She was working

2:33:192:33:22

on a story about him when she went

missing last August. He denies

2:33:222:33:26

intentionally killing the reporter.

2:33:262:33:28

Train passengers will be able

to claim compensation more easily

2:33:282:33:31

for the knock-on costs of delays,

as part of changes to ticket

2:33:312:33:34

terms and conditions.

2:33:342:33:35

Rail companies are removing a clause

which says they won't accept any

2:33:352:33:38

liability for indirect effects,

such as commuters having to pay

2:33:382:33:40

for taxis and hotels.

2:33:402:33:42

The consumer group Which had

previously accused firms

2:33:422:33:44

of misleading the public.

2:33:442:33:48

Lawmakers in Florida have approved

a bill to strengthen gun control,

2:33:482:33:52

three weeks after 17 people

were killed in a shooting

2:33:522:33:54

at a local school.

2:33:542:33:55

The bill raises the legal

age for buying rifles,

2:33:552:33:59

imposes a three-day waiting period

on all firearms sales

2:33:592:34:03

and will also allow the arming

of some school staff.

2:34:032:34:05

It now requires the approval

of the state's Governor.

2:34:052:34:08

Countrywide, the UK's

biggest estate agent,

2:34:082:34:14

has reported a pre-tax loss

of over £200 million.

2:34:142:34:17

It said it wasn't seeing as much

business as in previous

2:34:172:34:21

years but added the loss was due

to various one-offs,

2:34:212:34:23

and doesn't reflect the health

of the underlying business.

2:34:232:34:26

Its share price is down

20% this morning.

2:34:262:34:29

Coming up here on Breakfast

this morning...

2:34:292:34:35

We'll be speaking live to Zoe Ball

on the latest leg of her epic

2:34:352:34:38

Blackpool to Brighton bike ride

in aid of Sport Relief.

2:34:382:34:41

Documentary-maker Stacey Dooley

will be here to tell us

2:34:412:34:46

about her experiences with girls

behind bars in the US, and those

2:34:462:34:49

taking on Islamic State in Iraq.

2:34:492:34:54

And Mary Beard will be joining us

with her wonderful tales

2:34:542:34:56

of encounters with some of the most

incredible treasures

2:34:562:34:58

of the ancient world.

2:34:582:35:06

Time to talk to Mike. Are you still

is talking about Spurs'

2:35:062:35:11

disappointment? The fans might want

you to not...

2:35:112:35:14

Move on to their game at weekend!

Frustratingly, when you get so close

2:35:142:35:19

to going through, you almost kick

yourself by not taking your chances

2:35:192:35:27

and then it turns around with three

minutes of madness.

2:35:272:35:30

A lot can happen in three minutes!

Completely changed things around and

2:35:302:35:35

hope became this bad.

That was a poignant statement, a lot

2:35:352:35:42

can happen in 169 seconds!

This is just my normal face!

2:35:422:35:48

You can make a cup of tea... Why am

I talking about making tea?

2:35:482:35:56

Tottenham have become the first

English team to be knocked out

2:35:562:35:58

of this season's Champions League

losing 4-3 on aggregate

2:35:582:36:00

to Italian champions Juventus,

who turned the tie around in three

2:36:002:36:03

minutes of panic by Spurs.

2:36:032:36:07

The match had begun brightly

for Spurs, who took

2:36:072:36:09

the lead in the first half,

thanks to Son Heung-min.

2:36:092:36:12

But despite failing to manage a shot

on target in the opening

2:36:122:36:16

hour, Juventus came back,

scoring twice in those 169

2:36:162:36:19

seconds to dump Spurs out.

2:36:192:36:22

No lack of experience,

no lack of concentration.

2:36:222:36:26

How many chances we conceded

in the first leg and

2:36:262:36:30

the second leg today?

2:36:302:36:33

Three chances and they scored twice.

2:36:332:36:35

And we created a lot of chances

but we only scored once.

2:36:352:36:41

Now another shock -

Manchester City lost at home

2:36:412:36:44

for the first time since 2016.

2:36:442:36:49

But it didn't matter,

as City were 4-0 up on Basel

2:36:492:36:52

from the first leg in Swizterland,

and they went ahead after seven

2:36:522:36:55

minutes through Gabriel Jesus.

2:36:552:36:58

But Basel soon equalised

through Mohamed Elyou,

2:36:582:37:00

and in the second half Michael Lang

secured a 2-1 victory

2:37:002:37:05

for the Swiss champions.

2:37:052:37:07

But City win the tie 5-2

on aggregate, and so march on.

2:37:072:37:10

Phil Neville has suffered his first

defeat in charge of England's Women.

2:37:102:37:13

After a win and a draw

in their opening two fixtures,

2:37:132:37:16

England needed only a draw

against the USA to win

2:37:162:37:21

the SheBelieves Cup,

but Karen Bardsley's own goal

2:37:212:37:29

in the second half gifted the match,

and the tournament, to the hosts.

2:37:292:37:32

No shame, though -

they are the highest

2:37:322:37:34

ranked team in the world.

2:37:342:37:36

Defeat hurts.

2:37:362:37:37

That is why I kept the players

on the pitch at the end of the game.

2:37:372:37:41

Sometimes you have to feel that

pain and hurt and see

2:37:412:37:44

the opposition take the trophy.

2:37:442:37:45

It sticks with you.

2:37:452:37:49

You remember it next time and it

pushes you even more.

2:37:492:37:53

To cycling, and Team Sky have said

they strongly deny allegations

2:37:532:37:55

about the use of medication

to enhance performance,

2:37:552:37:58

as indeed does their former rider

Sir Bradley Wiggins.

2:37:582:38:04

It comes as the head of world

cycling's governing body, the UCI,

2:38:042:38:07

called for an investigation

into the team following a damning

2:38:072:38:10

report by MPs this week.

2:38:102:38:14

David Lappartien told our sports

editor Dan Roan that the use of any

2:38:142:38:17

substance, even if it's not

on the banned list, that enhances

2:38:172:38:19

performance is cheating.

2:38:192:38:25

Even if it seems that there is no

breach of the anti-doping

2:38:252:38:32

rules, no violation...

2:38:322:38:36

If it is not breaking the rules,

can it be cheating?

2:38:362:38:44

If you are using, you know,

substances to increase your

2:38:482:38:50

performance, I think this is exactly

what is cheating.

2:38:502:38:54

Now if you've just eaten breakfast,

hold onto your stomachs...

2:38:542:38:57

How about this for a view?

2:38:572:38:58

This is a helmet camera,

of professional sky-diver

2:38:582:39:00

Jeff Provenzano.

2:39:002:39:01

He, along with 163 others,

holds the world record,

2:39:012:39:03

in sky diving for the most head-down

skydivers at the same time.

2:39:032:39:10

That means upside down, head first,

so much faster and an average speed

2:39:102:39:13

of 160 miles per hour.

2:39:132:39:17

They're in training now to try

and beat their own world

2:39:172:39:20

record later this year.

2:39:202:39:22

When you are going that fast,

headfirst, you are in so much danger

2:39:222:39:27

of the slightest movement putting

you off and you would end up

2:39:272:39:30

spinning and it would all go

horribly wrong.

2:39:302:39:32

That is quite confusing image

because the Earth is where you would

2:39:322:39:39

expect the sky to go.

You are going to stay with us for a

2:39:392:39:42

moment? Yes, I am fascinated by the

endurance of Zoe Ball because I have

2:39:422:39:47

been up Mount Etna with Mark

Cavendish on a bike and it took

2:39:472:39:54

several hours. But it is the

soreness of the saddle.

2:39:542:39:58

Let's find out! Though we is joining

us now from Stratford-upon-Avon. The

2:39:582:40:05

first question from Mike is, how is

that saddle-sore?

You know what, the

2:40:052:40:14

saddle for is the least of my

worries at the moment. Everything

2:40:142:40:18

else is not so great! It is easier

to ask me about the good bits, I am

2:40:182:40:26

really starting to feel it, even

getting my legs out of bed this

2:40:262:40:30

morning was tough, getting up and

down stairs, in and out of the van.

2:40:302:40:34

Weirdly being on the bike, when your

legs are moving, that is the best

2:40:342:40:38

bit, the only time you feel all

right, apart from when approaching a

2:40:382:40:42

lot of hills, and today there are

more hills coming than ever before.

2:40:422:40:47

The Cotswolds, the Chilterns, it is

going to be really lumpy and I'm

2:40:472:40:53

very afraid.

I am not showing

2:40:532:41:03

very afraid.

I am not showing off

but I did a leg of the Tour de

2:41:032:41:06

France and a lot of the riders with

me said they hated going downhill

2:41:062:41:08

because it was scary, they prefer

going uphill. Do you prefer uphill

2:41:082:41:10

all downhill?

It changes, Mike, it

depends on the Hill! Sometimes going

2:41:102:41:13

downhill, when it is wet, when there

is gravel, when you are splashed by

2:41:132:41:16

lorries and there is a cold wind, it

is terrifying, freezing, you don't

2:41:162:41:20

want to break too much, but

occasionally you get a good hill

2:41:202:41:23

that is clear and you can go down

really fast and it gets you halfway

2:41:232:41:27

up the other side! But every single

Hill is different and yesterday

2:41:272:41:33

great white hat to really talk me

through so many of them because

2:41:332:41:36

there was a point when I was

thinking, can I do this? I'm not

2:41:362:41:41

sure. He just told me before I came

to speak to you that today is the

2:41:412:41:46

biggest section we have done and

possibly the toughest, so I am

2:41:462:41:49

really scared. So many people are

coming out of the road. Zoe, Zoe, it

2:41:492:41:57

is Charlie here... Hello!

We know it

is going to be horrible but there

2:41:572:42:05

are people coming out and I imagine

there are moments when just one

2:42:052:42:09

person waving the past get you

through all that pain?

I must say,

2:42:092:42:13

to anyone who has come out, a lot of

people, I think they are waiting

2:42:132:42:17

quite a while, it is not warm out,

on little corners, people coming out

2:42:172:42:23

of their houses, school kids coming

out, you don't know how much it

2:42:232:42:26

lifts your spirits, it is fantastic.

You can go a while without seeing

2:42:262:42:30

anyone and then that one person just

fills your heart and you go that

2:42:302:42:35

little bit faster and it brings a

tear to the ice sometimes. Thank you

2:42:352:42:39

to everyone who has

2:42:392:42:50

come us and people donating, we went

through a hail storm yesterday and

2:42:562:42:58

it got really tough getting into

Stratford and lots of people had

2:42:582:43:01

sent messages saying, I saw you in

the rainstorm, looked horrible, we

2:43:012:43:03

have donated, so my heart goes out

to those people, they are wonderful.

2:43:032:43:06

I know you have had some company as

well, Harry Judd has been helping

2:43:062:43:09

give along, and you have had a fall,

are you OK?

I don't know what is

2:43:092:43:12

worse, the fall, or falling in front

of Harry Judd! It was a hill on a

2:43:122:43:19

bend! Who puts a hill on a bend?!

That is just cruel! I think my pride

2:43:192:43:28

was hurt more than anything. It

shakes you up a bit so getting back

2:43:282:43:30

up and moving on you are thinking,

is it going to happen again? But

2:43:302:43:36

Harry on the hills was great

encouragement and motivation, he

2:43:362:43:39

came along because he has been

affected by mental health issues and

2:43:392:43:43

he was really glad to be part of it

and it was wonderful to have him

2:43:432:43:46

along with us, so thanks to Harry,

total staff.

So how does it work, as

2:43:462:43:52

soon as we stop talking to you are

you hopping on the bike? We can see

2:43:522:43:56

it behind you, beckoning you to get

on board!

It is always there! Even

2:43:562:44:02

when I go to bed, just out of

pigeon! The minute I stop, all this

2:44:022:44:07

comes off, back into cycle gear and

on we go, it could be quite a tough

2:44:072:44:13

day but we are looking forward to

getting Tamal, my dad and my nephews

2:44:132:44:17

and my brother will be there so I am

looking to seeing them but quite a

2:44:172:44:21

big distance between here and there

right now, so deep!

Zoe, it is Mike.

2:44:212:44:29

I understand those little visit keep

you going, I heard you had a visit

2:44:292:44:35

from the Strictly team?

I did,

yesterday, I got out of the van and

2:44:352:44:39

was completely broken and as a

surprise, I opened the door and the

2:44:392:44:42

strictly team were there and did a

big dance routine and rolled around

2:44:422:44:47

on the floor, then they carried me

out. It so lifted my spirits! I can

2:44:472:44:54

hear my own shrill screaming because

you are shoving the clip!

We are, it

2:44:542:44:58

is rather amusing!

Anyone thinking

about... It is amusing! Anyone

2:44:582:45:05

thinking about donating, in case you

wonder where your money would help,

2:45:052:45:10

£20 would help pay for a counselling

session for a vulnerable man. That

2:45:102:45:15

money you give really is going to go

to people who needed them most, said

2:45:152:45:18

thank you, keep giving, keep

supporting and thanks for having me

2:45:182:45:21

on this morning and thank you to

your viewers.

If I were you, from

2:45:212:45:25

where the bike is now, I would cycle

slightly along the grass, then

2:45:252:45:34

slightly along the grass, then pause

a on the bridge, have a little rest

2:45:342:45:36

up there, it looks lovely in the

sunshine. Take a moment!

I know,

2:45:362:45:39

look at it! The scenery is amazing,

Charlie.

Good look today, I hope you

2:45:392:45:43

are OK.

There you go, amazing.

2:45:432:45:48

We have been talking to her all

week, so determined.

2:45:482:45:53

Such great spirits. If you want to

do your bit for Sport Relief, you

2:45:532:45:56

can visit the website to find out

how you can get involved to donate

2:45:562:46:01

£5...

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The time is 8:46am.

2:46:222:46:23

We've been hearing there's been some

significant snowfall

2:46:232:46:25

in some parts of the UK this morning

and you've been sending

2:46:252:46:28

in your photos to prove it.

2:46:282:46:33

Jules has sent in this picture

of her garden in Liverpool.

2:46:332:46:36

Paulene Jones has sent in this image

from Thingwall on The Wirral.

2:46:362:46:44

Shaun sent in this photo

of a scene in Mirfield,

2:46:442:46:46

West Yorkshire.

2:46:462:46:54

And this spectacular shot

2:46:562:46:57

in from Mike in Powys.

2:46:572:46:58

He says lots of roads are shut

and that farmers and contractors

2:46:582:47:01

are clearing the roads.

2:47:012:47:09

It is easy to think that the snow

has gone away, depending on where

2:47:102:47:14

you are, but still some serious

conditions.

2:47:142:47:17

The areas covered are the parts of

Wales, the Midlands, and northern

2:47:172:47:22

England. This area of low pressure

is still with us. I will show it to

2:47:222:47:26

you in a

2:47:262:47:27

is still with us. I will show it to

you in a second. It will pull into

2:47:272:47:28

the North Sea as we go into the

course of this morning, clearing the

2:47:282:47:33

East last. Through the morning

temperatures will rise and so will

2:47:332:47:36

the snow level. For some of our

Spittle just be rain. But that isn't

2:47:362:47:40

taking away from the fact that there

is heavy snow falling in some parts

2:47:402:47:44

of the UK. This is the system, it is

curling away, pulling into the North

2:47:442:47:53

Sea, taking the rain from the south

with it and the snow further north.

2:47:532:47:58

Foremost, a dry day, sunshine

around. There will be some showers

2:47:582:48:00

the north-west. They could be wintry

on the hills. It is windy, as well.

2:48:002:48:07

Temperatures ranging from five to

six in the north up to ten to 11 in

2:48:072:48:11

the south. In the overnight period,

clear skies, the temperature will

2:48:112:48:17

tumble, we're looking at a

widespread frost and the risk of ice

2:48:172:48:21

on untreated surfaces. As the wind

strop, there is the risk of freezing

2:48:212:48:26

fog patches across North Wales and

northern England. By the end of the

2:48:262:48:32

night, thicker cloud pushing in

across south-west England. -- as the

2:48:322:48:36

winds drop. These temperatures

indicate what you will see in towns

2:48:362:48:42

and cities. In the countryside it'll

be colder. A cold start tomorrow

2:48:422:48:48

mostly in the hills of Scotland, but

a lot of dry weather. In the morning

2:48:482:48:52

as this area of low pressure

approaches, the cloud ahead of it

2:48:522:48:55

will build and we will see the rain

come in and the wind strengthened.

2:48:552:48:59

The other thing about this area of

low pressure is it'll drag in milder

2:48:592:49:04

air with it. Through the course of

this weekend the whole lot drifts

2:49:042:49:09

steadily north-west. By the time we

get to sunder it'll be resting

2:49:092:49:13

across the Northern Isles. Most of

us will notice an increase in

2:49:132:49:17

temperature. The elements will be

pretty miserable. It'll be cloudy at

2:49:172:49:20

times. We will have that rain. But

it'll feel milder. Let's take a at

2:49:202:49:25

Saturday. All of this cloud and rain

goes up, a noticeable breeze, we

2:49:252:49:32

could see snow on the leading edge.

The temperature is academic because

2:49:322:49:37

of all of this, however we're

looking at 12th, 13th, and possibly

2:49:372:49:42

fourteenths. Sixes and sevens up in

Scotland.

2:49:422:49:49

Scotland. -- 12s, 13s and possibly

fourteenths roll. This rain is still

2:49:492:49:53

affecting the Northern Isles. Behind

it, still a lot of cloud around, but

2:49:532:49:58

we will see breaks in the cloud

develop. Temperatures ranging from

2:49:582:50:06

about nine to 11, 12, maybe 13

further south. Next week is

2:50:062:50:11

unsettled. Justis looking a little

brighter.

2:50:112:50:15

I will look forward to Tuesday, is

that wrong? -- Tuesday is looking a

2:50:152:50:21

little brighter.

It is just the rain coming up on

2:50:212:50:24

Saturday which is the problem.

Thanks very much, Carol.

2:50:242:50:30

Over the course of the last decade,

Stacey Dooley has made more

2:50:302:50:33

than 60 films tackling a staggering

list of subjects: from

2:50:332:50:36

the plight of sex workers

to the fight against terrorism.

2:50:362:50:38

If there is a recurring theme,

it is the inspirational

2:50:382:50:40

women she gives a voice.

2:50:402:50:41

Now, they are the focus

of Stacey's first book.

2:50:412:50:44

We will talk to her in a moment,

but first, here's a clip from her

2:50:442:50:47

film 'Girl's Guns and Isis'.

2:50:472:50:48

Good morning.

What was that noise

you made?

I just feel very... It is

2:50:482:50:58

that imposter's syndrome, I cannot

believe I have a book out. When I

2:50:582:51:02

see it in the shops I have a little

panic.

There is a reason you have a

2:51:022:51:08

book out, it's because you have a

story to tell. It probably helps if

2:51:082:51:10

we have a little look at some of the

films you make so it will make

2:51:102:51:15

sense.

Isis believes they are devil

worshippers, and they think of them

2:51:152:51:21

as spoils of war. But the truth is

they have an historic religion. They

2:51:212:51:26

worshipped an ancient god and pray

facing the sun. This isn't the first

2:51:262:51:30

time they have suffered a

misunderstanding of their religion.

2:51:302:51:34

They say this is the 74th genocide

in their history. I think what I

2:51:342:51:40

didn't take into consideration is

how tiring it would be being anxious

2:51:402:51:45

all of the time. Like even when I'm

on form and having a laugh with the

2:51:452:51:49

girls, who are amazing, there was

this niggling thought in the back of

2:51:492:51:54

my mind, you know, what was that

noise? Are they going to come for

2:51:542:52:00

us? You know? I think they are

rational thoughts because of where I

2:52:002:52:06

am. I'm sure I can do it for two

weeks, these girls, this is their

2:52:062:52:10

reality.

2:52:102:52:15

reality.

Stacey, you have worked on

more than 60 films.

I know!

It feels

2:52:162:52:23

difficult ask you to pick one which

resonated with you the most. But

2:52:232:52:26

there was this thing of women, you

have taken a look at them to see

2:52:262:52:30

just how powerful they are in

situations where their power has

2:52:302:52:34

been almost taken away from them.

Those goals were a perfect example.

2:52:342:52:38

I don't how much everyone knows but

in 2000 14,000 of these women were

2:52:382:52:45

taken from their homeland area.

Systematically raped. Just

2:52:452:52:51

unbelievable.

By Isis.

Exactly. They

are extraordinary, they are

2:52:512:52:57

remarkable, to have the will and the

strength to believe that you are

2:52:572:53:02

going to escape. Sometimes they are

there for a couple of years. They

2:53:022:53:07

come out the other end. They train

themselves to make sure their

2:53:072:53:12

perpetrators... Sort of, take

responsibility for what they have

2:53:122:53:17

done. I just don't know how you can

believe that is a possibility...

2:53:172:53:22

Also they are very open to you

telling their story. Because that's

2:53:222:53:26

half the battle, not finding the

story, but actually getting the

2:53:262:53:29

subjects to open up to you.

You just

have to make sure they feel as

2:53:292:53:34

comfortable as possible, given the

circumstances. They were so

2:53:342:53:37

welcoming, hugely accommodating.

There were highs and lows. Sometimes

2:53:372:53:42

when you are talking about harrowing

subjects it is tempting to be

2:53:422:53:45

earnest and dark the entire time.

But they are funny, tactile, funny,

2:53:452:53:52

amazing, admirable women. I'm so

inspired.

And your own story as part

2:53:522:53:57

of the story. Is that fair? Correct

me if I'm wrong, but a lot of people

2:53:572:54:02

perceive documentary making for TV

as... It's a serious business, there

2:54:022:54:07

is a certain style to it,

authoritative voices talking you

2:54:072:54:10

through things, not to say you are

not authoritative, but I think you

2:54:102:54:15

deliberately and openly embrace it

in a different way.

Yes. That's

2:54:152:54:19

important. I think you are right.

There is the stereotype. If you are

2:54:192:54:24

a journalist you are highbrow, you

are middle class, you often

2:54:242:54:28

middle-aged. More often than not you

are a man. I remember ten years ago,

2:54:282:54:32

I've been doing it a

2:54:322:54:39

I've been doing it a decade which is

crazy, the guy who gave me my first

2:54:392:54:42

commission said very clearly I don't

want you to behave in a different

2:54:422:54:44

way, I don't want you to start

talking differently. I don't want

2:54:442:54:47

you to adopt the traditional

approach. Just do you. That's what

2:54:472:54:49

we want. It is tempting to follow

suit but I'm so delighted I haven't

2:54:492:54:52

because I think that is maybe why

I'm still working.

We will talk to

2:54:522:54:57

Mary Beard in a while. What has made

me think about this, you being told

2:54:572:55:00

to be you, and she has been her in

the way she does history programmes

2:55:002:55:05

and has been criticised for it. In

this day and age I'm thinking of

2:55:052:55:09

Twitter and social media. And people

who are very bold, shall we say,

2:55:092:55:13

when they have a keyboard in front

of them.

It's easy to be bold then.

2:55:132:55:19

How have you reacted to that? People

have accepted your style and what

2:55:192:55:23

you bring to documentary making. But

there will always be people who

2:55:232:55:26

criticise.

Of course. At the start,

if I'm totally honest, at the start

2:55:262:55:32

it's very difficult because they are

writing such a horrendous things.

2:55:322:55:35

Sometimes it isn't even about your

work, it is what you look like how

2:55:352:55:39

you talk, where you come from... So

you get a bit upset. You are gutted

2:55:392:55:43

not everybody loves you when things

you were brilliant. But as you

2:55:432:55:49

mature and as the years go by, you

can assign less. Sometimes I read

2:55:492:55:53

through the messages and tweaked and

I think, how much time have they got

2:55:532:55:57

on their hands? Some of them are

quite funny. You bite back now and

2:55:572:56:02

again. But it is water off a ducks

back now.

Did you get frowned upon

2:56:022:56:08

by, if you like, your peers, people

doing the same line of work?

Yes.

In

2:56:082:56:14

what way?

I think some people, who

had taken that traditional route,

2:56:142:56:20

couldn't believe I had the audacity

to try my hand at current affairs

2:56:202:56:24

issues. I think there was a lot of

sniggering and, you know...

2:56:242:56:29

Snobbery, essentially. But we rate

consistently well, and sometimes we

2:56:292:56:38

beat the people who are poking fun

of us.

You put yourself in those

2:56:382:56:43

situations. You are not distance

from the subject matter you are

2:56:432:56:46

covering. That is evidenced by the

places you go and the stories you

2:56:462:56:50

cover.

I'm so proud of what I have

achieved. We are talking about very

2:56:502:56:56

important issues. We are bringing it

to a demographic that wouldn't

2:56:562:56:59

necessarily listen to Radio 4 day in

day out, or watch panorama.

As we

2:56:592:57:06

are talking, this story is about the

American prison.

This was a while

2:57:062:57:10

ago. We were looking at the

Americans -- American prison

2:57:102:57:16

systems. We were comparing tee

styles. One was a militant boot

2:57:162:57:20

camp. Their sentence was shortened

and we looked as a prison -- at a

2:57:202:57:25

prison as we know it. -- we were

comparing two styles.

You were

2:57:252:57:31

looking at their day-to-day lives

and it was an eye-opener for you.

2:57:312:57:35

Some of those goals, you cannot help

but fall for them. They are

2:57:352:57:40

charismatic, sweet, and sometimes it

is circumstantial, wrong time wrong

2:57:402:57:43

place. -- some of those girls. They

needed to be punished but it is

2:57:432:57:51

about opening up your mind and

looking at things from different

2:57:512:57:53

perspectives.

What surprised you the

most? You mentioned your trip to

2:57:532:57:58

Honduras in your book. The treatment

to women. The attitude of men

2:57:582:58:02

towards women. And how that reflects

in the legal system, the justice

2:58:022:58:06

system there. That shocked me.

The

justice system in my opinion over

2:58:062:58:12

there is a joke. There was a young

girl called Heidi. Lovely girl.

2:58:122:58:16

Sweetheart. A month prior to meeting

her she had both of her legs cut off

2:58:162:58:26

by her husband with a machete. He

did that because she said she was

2:58:262:58:31

leaving him. He had been violent for

so long. You cannot go anywhere if

2:58:312:58:35

you don't have any legs, so he took

out a machete, and in front of the

2:58:352:58:40

children he hacked off her legs. It

is a miracle she survived. She sat

2:58:402:58:45

there. She was so considered,

poised, and calm, and they said the

2:58:452:58:50

likelihood is if he went to prison

he would go for a couple of years.

2:58:502:58:55

Because he was tried for murder?

Exactly, it was a BH. -- it was ABH.

2:58:552:59:08

For some women there is a reluctance

to come forward. Do you understand

2:59:082:59:11

that after talking to people?

I do.

I've done a couple of documentaries

2:59:112:59:17

looking at domestic violence and the

levels of brutality against women. I

2:59:172:59:21

did when at home. I spent some time

in elephant and Castle and up north.

2:59:212:59:24

I get it. As an outsider it is easy

to say, you need to leave him. As

2:59:242:59:31

soon as a hand is raised, you need

to walk out the door. You know, you

2:59:312:59:35

have kids in the mix, you might be

depending on them financially, you

2:59:352:59:39

have nowhere to live, so many things

to take into consideration. It

2:59:392:59:44

requires bravery. You've got to feel

like you have got that support from

2:59:442:59:48

those higher up. I heard Amber Rudd

talking just then, there needs to be

2:59:482:59:52

that sense of urgency otherwise we

are never going to get a grip on

2:59:522:59:55

this.

Lovely to see you. Thank you

very much.

2:59:553:00:00

Well done with the book.

3:00:003:00:05

It was the most successful Winter

Olympics ever for Great Britain.

3:00:073:00:12

Now the pressure is on for

the British athletes heading out

3:00:123:00:14

to Pyeongchang for the Paralympics.

3:00:143:00:15

The aim is to win six medals -

one of those in wheelchair curling.

3:00:153:00:23

Our disability news correspondent,

Nikki Fox has been to meet

3:00:263:00:29

the team.

3:00:293:00:30

It's been a long four years of

training to lead up to this moment.

3:00:303:00:34

We've been the best prepared

that we can be to go

3:00:343:00:36

out to Pyeongchang.

3:00:363:00:40

When it gets really, really close,

like it is now, how do you feel?

3:00:403:00:43

Is it like excitement,

but do you feel sick?

3:00:433:00:45

For me, it excitement, looking

forward to getting out there.

3:00:453:00:50

We've been watching

the men and the women.

3:00:503:00:52

That really inspires us and we're

just really keen to get out

3:00:523:00:55

there on the ice ourselves.

3:00:553:00:57

I'm going to watch you on TV.

3:00:573:01:00

I'm going to get so excited.

3:01:003:01:02

It'll be early in the morning.

3:01:023:01:05

LAUGHTER

3:01:053:01:06

My name is Aileen Neilson.

3:01:063:01:08

Robert McPherson.

3:01:083:01:09

Gregor Ewan.

3:01:093:01:10

Gregor Ewan.

3:01:103:01:11

Angie Malone.

3:01:113:01:19

LAUGHTER

3:01:233:01:24

My name is Hugh Nibloe.

3:01:243:01:25

That's my debut, and I'm really

looking forward to it.

3:01:253:01:27

Can I have a go?

3:01:273:01:28

If I'm going to be here I'm

going to sweep for you.

3:01:283:01:31

Hugh, what do you think of my brush?

3:01:313:01:33

It'll be good for the

kitchen floor, maybe.

3:01:333:01:35

What age did you get MS?

3:01:353:01:37

I was diagnosed when I was 24.

3:01:373:01:40

How has this sport...

3:01:403:01:41

Has it helped you come

to terms with it in a way?

3:01:413:01:46

It's helped me greatly.

3:01:463:01:47

When I got diagnosed with MS,

you start losing your functions

3:01:473:01:50

and your abilities,

your confidence goes.

3:01:503:01:52

I became more or less housebound.

3:01:523:01:54

Getting into curling,

my confidence just grew.

3:01:543:01:57

You just put everything

to the side and just go for it.

3:01:573:02:01

My goodness.

3:02:013:02:03

Skidding on the ice.

3:02:033:02:04

How do you actually direct it?

3:02:043:02:06

How do you get it in

the right position?

3:02:063:02:08

Ideally you just pointing your cue

and delivery stick, but also

3:02:083:02:11

the head that this cue helps

with rotation and that's

3:02:113:02:14

what affects the direction.

3:02:143:02:17

Go on!

3:02:173:02:18

All the way!

3:02:183:02:20

It's going!

3:02:203:02:22

We don't have the use of sweepers.

3:02:223:02:27

Once we get the stone go

there is absolutely nothing

3:02:273:02:29

we can do to influence it.

3:02:293:02:30

No sweepers to help us.

3:02:303:02:32

It's going off again to the right.

3:02:323:02:33

This is so difficult.

3:02:333:02:34

So difficult.

3:02:343:02:35

I should have gone to the gym.

3:02:353:02:38

Can I have one more go?

3:02:383:02:40

Yeah.

3:02:403:02:41

I've got it.

3:02:413:02:42

All the way!

3:02:423:02:43

How well do you think

you're going to do?

3:02:433:02:45

Are you going to smash it?

3:02:453:02:48

We're going to try to.

3:02:483:02:48

We are definitely going out

there to win every game.

3:02:483:02:50

We've got to look at the round robin

first, get through that stage first,

3:02:503:02:54

before we think about medals.

3:02:543:02:55

Come on!

3:02:553:02:56

Oh, my goodness!

3:02:563:02:57

Oh!

3:02:573:03:03

Just sign me up now.

3:03:033:03:08

Curling, it's more about inclusion,

all disabilities are

3:03:083:03:10

able to play the sport.

3:03:103:03:11

Do you feel like

ambassadors for the sport?

3:03:113:03:13

Definitely feel proud to be part

of the British squad.

3:03:133:03:15

Getting that name on the back

is top, brilliant.

3:03:153:03:19

Really proud.

3:03:193:03:20

Yeah, you put this top

on and it's something special.

3:03:203:03:23

Is it?

3:03:233:03:24

Yeah.

3:03:243:03:32

We wish all of the athletes the very

best of luck.

3:03:333:03:37

The Winter Paralympic

Games begin tomorrow.

3:03:373:03:39

You'll be able to keep up to date

on the BBC Sport website.

3:03:393:03:44

We have been talking about potholes,

one of those subjects that gets

3:03:443:03:47

people going and get them taking

pictures as well!

3:03:473:03:53

The RAC say they're expecting

to see almost as many

3:03:533:03:57

potholes as daffodils this spring,

and they've identified the different

3:03:573:03:59

specimens on our roads.

3:03:593:04:00

Let's have a look.

3:04:003:04:02

You have the Great

British Pothole...

3:04:023:04:07

This is called the Alcatraz,

which is a cluster of potholes.

3:04:073:04:10

They're extremely difficult

to avoid due to their size.

3:04:103:04:13

This one's called the Sniper -

lurking just out of sight, it will

3:04:133:04:16

get you when you least expect it.

3:04:163:04:20

And this is quite extreme -

the Unwise-crack.

3:04:203:04:23

First appearing as a little crack

in an otherwise smooth road surface,

3:04:233:04:27

it could easily be the sign

of something far worse.

3:04:273:04:32

That almost does not look like a

pothole, it looks like some kind of

3:04:323:04:36

earthquake. Have we got one more?

People have been sending in their

3:04:363:04:43

pictures. That is a big one, you can

sit in the pothole! That is Murphy

3:04:433:04:49

in Scotland. We don't suggest you

try this at home, please. But if you

3:04:493:04:54

have a pothole like that, we are

sorry? How do you avoid that?!

3:04:543:05:00

That is a big pothole!

We will

3:05:003:06:38

London newsroom at 1.30pm.

3:06:383:06:39

Bye for now.

3:06:393:06:42

Mary Beard's documentaries

about the Romans have

3:06:493:06:50

brought their ancient world to life

- and now she's turning her hand

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to rest of human history.

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She's one of three presenters

giving their take on thousands

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of years of art and creativity

in the new BBC series Civilisations,

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and, as usual, she's not

shy about putting women

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in the spotlight.

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Let's take a look.

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What I like about her so much is the

way that she engages us as viewers.

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She is looking straight ahead and

she is challenging us to look back

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at her. She has got a flower in her

hand, it is not quite clear whether

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it is for her all she is about to

give it to us. In the inscription

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she actually almost speaks to us. It

says that it is the tombs sculpture.

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As if in her own voice it says, and

I shall always be called a maiden

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because I got that name from the

gods instead of marriage. That is,

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she died before her wedding day. But

what is great about it is the

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encounter it sets up, and it is an

encounter that, if we try hard, I

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think we can still enjoy. She faces

death in the most forthright way,

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resolutely refusing to be forgotten.

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Mary is with us now, why are you

chuckling?!

Because I love that

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statue! There is the statue of a

woman who just engages you, she is

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offering you a flower.

This is so

long ago but clearly what you try

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and do, you almost try to give the

statue of voice, you give it a voice

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in your own style?

I think that is

important. Ancient statues are not

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always at first sight the most

interesting. Like other people, I

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can walk through galleries of it and

just think, another one, another

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one. What I am trying to do, often,

is to say, look, this is really

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interesting, stop and look at this

one, forget the others, look at this

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one and let's work out what she is

saying to us. Suddenly, if you kind

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of let the statue speak and give it

a bit of space, instead of being yet

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another take it will lead that bit

of ancient sculpture, it becomes

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almost a real person.

We were just

talking to Stacey about putting her

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style on subjects that she is

interested in, how comfortable are

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you with your style, knowing that

you will touch some people and, as

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Stacey said, you will annoy other

people?

I have had my fair share of,

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what is that batty old lady doing on

the TV? Keep her off our screens,

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please. You get a bit resilient

about it, but I suppose what I have

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come to like about doing television

and was very reluctant to start with

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is when I look at myself, which I

don't very often, I see me, that is

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me doing what I do, so I don't feel

I am doing a play act. And what I

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hope comes over is that this stuff

that I am looking at and trying to

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squeeze the interest, it is actually

really surprising, the past holds

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all these amazingly surprising tales

that we usually forget. We think of

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classical sculpture as classical

sculpture, but really, it is

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radical, interesting, edgy, it

should make you feel a bit

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uncomfortable.

International Women's

Day today and you put existing the

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air, as I said that, do you think

people accept women in roles such as

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yours? You gave me a shrug there,

because you have been criticised

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roundly for being a woman as a

historian on television?

I think it

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is a hell of a lot better than it

was. 20 years ago... An old lady

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like me would not be presenting a

television documentary on anything,

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really. Perhaps cookery? But I think

things are changing, but they are

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only changing a little. Even with

this Civilisation series that we are

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doing, one of the criticisms is, she

looks awful, her appearance isn't...

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Oh, she has better clothes on this

time. How can people still think

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that when you have got a programme

about history and civilisation that

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what you really are interested in is

what the female presenter is

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wearing? They never say, oh, the

male presenter looked a bit... I did

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not like his jacket. They never say

that. Scruffy men have been on

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television forever. I am keen to

allow them to go on being on

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television, but maybe scruffy women

can have a go as well?!

Can I ask,

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Mary, you come from an esteemed

academic background, to what extent

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did you actively or deliberately...

Dumbing down is the wrong word, but

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you know what hemming, presumably

you can talk in one language to your

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student at Cambridge but this is ...

You have do address a wider

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audience, how do you do those

things?

People say to me, it must be

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different doing television to

talking to your student at

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Cambridge, and I say, it is not that

different. Take my first years, they

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are clever, television watchers are

clever, but they don't know much. My

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first year students are as ignorant

as anybody. Part of my job is to

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stop them being ignorant. You are

still interested them, you are not a

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new university lecturer standing up

with a sheet of notes, droning on,

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you have to interest people in the

subject...

Ignorance is an

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interesting word, if people have not

had things past their way, it is not

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ignorance, is it?

No, I mean it in

an absolutely technical sense, they

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just don't know it. It is a little

kind of joke, I am talking mostly to

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people who are intelligent, that is

most of the population, you don't

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happen to know things because they

have not had a chance, so they are

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the intelligent ignorant, and my

students are the intelligent

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ignorant, most people in the world,

I am the intelligent ignorant when

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it comes to nuclear physics, which

means I don't want to be talked down

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to, but I don't want people to

assume that I know this stuff or

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that I have got a background, and I

don't want people, in a sense, to

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think that they just have a right to

speak about it.

It is really

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interesting having you here this

morning, thank you so much.

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The next episode of Civilisations,

presented by Mary, will be

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on BBC Two tonight at 9pm.

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That's all from us this morning.

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We'll be back tomorrow from 6am,

when we'll be joined

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by the historian Dan Snow.

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