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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Charlie Stayt and Naga

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Munchetty.

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The attempted murder of a former

Russian spy and his daughter -

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the government will hold a second

emergency meeting today.

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Nearly 200 military experts

in chemical warfare have been

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deployed to help the investigation.

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Good morning, it's Saturday

the 10th of March.

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Also this morning, a deal "very

much in the making."

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President Trump strikes a positive

tone over a potential meeting

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with Kim Jong-un, but the White

house says North Korea must take

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"concrete steps" before

it can take place.

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Tackling the recruitment crisis

in England's schools.

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The Education Secretary promises

to cut teachers' workloads.

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In sport, a first medal for Britain

at the Winter Paralympics,

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and it's a silver for visually

impaired skiier Millie Knight

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and her guide Brett Wilde

in the downhill skiing.

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I've been to meet the 11-year-old

table tennis champion,

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hoping to bat away the competition,

when she represents Wales

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at the Commonwealth

Games next month.

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And Louise has the weather.

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Good morning. Some good news on this

Saturday. It will be mild for all of

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us. There will be some rain. More

details on exactly where, coming up.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

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The Home Secretary will chair

a second meeting of the government's

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emergency Cobra committee today,

as investigations continue

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into the poisoning of

a former Russian spy.

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Sergei Skripal and his daughter

Yulia are both in a serious

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condition in hospital

in Salisbury after being exposed

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to a nerve agent.

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Specialist troops trained

in chemical warfare have been

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deployed to the city,

as Andy Moore reports.

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Driven away by the army last night,

a police car possibly contaminated

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wide traces of nerve agent. It had

been parked outside Salisbury

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Hospital. During the day, military

personnel and protect it year made

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it ready for transportation. -- in

protective gear. This cemetery is

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another focus of the investigation.

Sergei Skripal's wife is buried

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here, and there is a memorial stone

for his son. Alexander's Earth Day

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was last week. Yulia had flown in

from Russia to visit her father. Did

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they both come here to pay their

respects before falling ill? We are

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told Yulia is responding better than

her father to medical treatment, but

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they are both seriously ill.

Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, also

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exposed to the nerve agent, is said

to be making good progress. From the

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people of Salisbury, there is some

understandable anxiety, but no sign

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of widespread fear.

We are concerned

about public safety, we have to

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young children who often come into

the centre. We want it to be safe

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here.

If there have been no further

cases that we have been told about,

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and I presume we would have been

told about them, we can only trust

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the government and the local

authorities they are handling it.

I

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don't feel worried, I feel very safe

in Salisbury. I assume everybody has

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it under control.

I hope they get to

the bottom of its early can find out

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exactly what has been happening.

On

Tuesday, the Defence Secretary was

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just one of several senior ministers

to attend the first meeting of Cobra

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dealing with this attack. This

afternoon there will be a second

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meeting. Senior counterterrorism

police officers will give an update

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on the progress of their

investigation. But very little

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information is being shared with the

public.

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President Trump has tweeted that

a deal with North Korea is "very

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much in the making," which he said

would be "very good for the world."

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The White House says he won't meet

Kim Jong-un unless Pyongyang takes

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concrete steps to end

its nuclear programme.

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Our China correspondent

Robin Brant is in Seoul.

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Good morning. Tell us a little bit

about some of the reaction, firstly

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in Seoul itself?

Well, they are very

optimistic here. President Moon

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Jae-in, the leader of South Korea,

is the man who seems to have

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engineered this meeting, or

certainly the prospect of it.

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Yesterday he was calling the meeting

a miracle, and characterising it is

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as a milestone on the road to

realising peace. That is even before

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it has happened. So they are very

optimistic here, which is frankly no

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surprise. This is a city and a

country which has lived under the

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threat of a conventional military

attack or decades, from its

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neighbours in the north, and more

recently, certainly in the last few

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months, they were living under that

rhetoric between Washington and

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Pyongyang, worried about the growing

threat of a possible nuclear strike.

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They are very glad things are

looking more positive now.

Robin, of

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course, this extraordinary sequence

of events began with that letter

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being read out in Washington. What

more are we hearing from their? --

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there?

Mixed messages. We had

President Trump accepting the

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invitation yesterday, much to the

surprise of many of his very senior

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aides. We don't know when it is

going to happen, we don't know where

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it is going to happen, we don't know

what the big issues on the agenda

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would need. What does the US want,

what is North Korea willing to

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offer? What we do know is that at

the moment, the White House is

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sending out mixed messages. Just a

few hours after the President

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accepted the invitation, his press

secretary said there would need to

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be concrete steps before this

meeting would happen. The Wall

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Street Journal has reported the

meeting is going to go ahead.

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Without preconditions. But that's

just shows you how dysfunctional

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some people think this Trump White

House is. -- that's just shows you.

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Robin, thank you.

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An 85-year-old man has died

while waiting in an Accident

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and Emergency unit because of

"dangerous overcrowding," according

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to a hospital boss.

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The man suffered a cardiac arrest

while waiting to see a senior

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consultant at Northampton

General Hospital.

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A leaked email from the trust's

medical director describes his death

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as "due entirely to dangerous

overcrowding in the department."

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In a statement the hospital

said the long wait for

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treatment was "unacceptable."

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Three women have been found dead

after they were taken hostage

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during a staff party at a US

veterans facility in California.

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The body of a gunman was also found.

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He's understood to

have killed himself.

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The residential community centre,

which is the largest of its kind

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in the United States,

provides mental health services

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for veterans of the Iraq

and Afghanistan wars,

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who are transitioning back

into civilian life.

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Meanwhile, the National Rifle

Association has mounted a legal

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challenge to new gun control

measures in Florida, drawn up in the

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wake of a school shooting last month

which left 17 dead. It says the new

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law, which will raise the legal age

to purchase firearms, is

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unconstitutional. Chris Buchler has

more.

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Standing side-by-side

with the families of some of those

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killed inside a school,

Florida's Governor signed new laws,

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legislation designed

to try to prevent such shootings

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by restricting access to guns.

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The common sense things as a father,

as a grandfather, as a Governor

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is we need to have law

enforcement in our schools,

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we need to harden our schools,

we need more mental health

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counselling, we need to make sure

people that are going to do harm...

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Think about it, we know...

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These people are talking.

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The legislation is named

after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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high school in Parkland.

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Last month 17 people,

both staff and students,

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were shot dead here as others

fled from classrooms

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in search of safety.

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Former pupil Nikolas Cruz is accused

of carrying out the killings

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with an assault rifle he had bought

when he was just 18.

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The new law raises the age

at which somebody can buy a firearm

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in Florida from 18 to 21,

and imposes a three-day waiting

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period for all sales.

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It allows some staff to be armed

subject to training and school

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district approval, but it doesn't

ban the type of semi-automatic

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weapons that were used

in the Parkland shooting.

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We are done with your agenda to

undermine voters' will and

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individual liberty in America.

Alongside advertisers arguing that

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their members' voices are not being

heard, the National Rifle

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Association is now bringing legal

action to try to overturn the new

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legislation in Florida. The NRA

claims that raising the age at which

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somebody can buy a gun breaches both

the second Amendment and the 14th

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Amendment.

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It's an argument that may end up

being fought out in Florida's

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courts, but it's only one

part of a wider debate,

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and before the end of the month

students will march in Washington

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to demand new countrywide

restrictions on gun sales.

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The campaigners say they no

longer want just sympathy,

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they want change.

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For five successive years now

recruitment targets for teaching

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have been missed, and schools have

complained about the cost

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and disruption involved

in hiring temps.

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Schools are spending £835 million

a year on supply agencies,

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according to the most

recent government figures.

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Here's our Education

correspondent, Elaine Dunkley.

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This is Passmore 's academy in SX.

Like so many schools, it is

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struggling to recruit teachers.

Classrooms around the country are

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now relying on agency supply

teachers to cover permanent

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vacancies.

We employ supply staff in

our school, long-term supply staff

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to get to know the students. But

when we have to use short-term

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supply, they don't know the systems

or the students. There is a lack of

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trust that often comes, which it can

build up when you have a

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relationship. It is an erosion of

standards.

In a survey, 71% of head

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teachers who responded said they had

had to increase the amount they

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spent on agency supply teachers over

the past three years. Nearly one

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fifth spent between 6% and 10% of

their budget on supply teachers.

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According to the most recent

government figures, schools are

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spending £835 million per year on

supply agencies. The issue isn't

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just recruitment, but stopping

existing teachers leaving.

For me it

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was a multitude of factors. I found

the workload and the job itself

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assuming. I would work 65 or 70 hour

weeks. -- job itself can assuming.

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Planning, marking, the assessments.

The actual teaching part probably

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took up a lease time.

Today the

government will announce a strategy

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drive to improve teachers'

workloads, which includes no changes

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to the national curriculum for GCSEs

and A-levels, and no new tests for

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primary schools, measures which the

government claims will attract new

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teachers and stop experienced ones

leaving.

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If you've been watching this week,

you'll have seen that we've been

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keeping up to date with

Zoe Ball's Sport Relief challenge.

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Well there's some good news.

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After setting off from Blackpool

on Monday morning, Zoe arrived

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in Brighton yesterday evening,

completing her 350-mile cycle

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between the two towns.

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Yesterday was a tough day

on the bike, battling big hills

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at the end, and riding

into driving rain.

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But it's all been worth it -

she's raised more than £500,000

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for Sport Relief.

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You can still donate online.

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Now, where do dogs stay when they're

away from home at a conference?

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At a hotel, of course!

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It's Crufts at the NEC

in Birmingham this weekend,

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and with so many dogs spending

a night or two away from home,

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one hotel in the city has

opened its doors to 1,000

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dogs and owners.

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The hotel has even set up

a doggy dining room,

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where owners and their pets

can eat together.

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Two dogs go to conferences much?

Yes. Attendance is very strong.

On

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the front page of the Times

newspaper, let's look through some

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of the papers. Here are some of the

pictures from Crufts, of course. A

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wirehaired fashions, that dog is, if

you are interested. -- wire-haired

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daschund. A new proposal is being

drawn up to tame what is being

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called the wild west of the

internet.

Since you names that dog,

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I was trying to find the breed of

this dog. Is it the same? No, it

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isn't. Do you know it? That is an

Afghan hound. Well, there you go.

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There is a piece in the Guardian

taking a look at the weirdness of

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crafts. -- Crufts. The lead story,

the US will take a tough stance when

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it comes to North Korea.

I am happy

to take any other guesses about that

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dog's read.

Yes, get in touch the

usual way.

On the front page of the

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Daily Telegraph, this is our lead

story this morning. Residents' fear

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of a poison risk. This is in

Salisbury, of course. Extraordinary

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images. These are police officers in

chemical hazard suits. They are now

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investigating the graveside of

Sergei Skripal's wife and son, which

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is in Salisbury Cemetery. We will

have more on that story throughout

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the morning.

The same story is on

the front page of the Daily Mirror.

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There are suspicions, or

speculation, that perhaps his son

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and wife were poison. His wife died

in 2012, his son died last year.

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This is the front page of the Daily

Mirror.

We will have a full review

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of the newspapers a little later in

the morning. It is time now to talk

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to Louise and find out what is

happening with the weather. I

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understand it is going to be very

mild?

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My glass is definitely half full,

there will be some sunshine. This

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little arc of yellow is mild air

spilling up behind the rain we have,

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and that will move its way steadily

north. It is cold in Scotland, minus

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eight degrees in the Highland

overnight at the mild air heading in

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your direction. If you haven't

already got the message, it will be

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milder this weekend. Some wet

spells, and some of the rain heavy

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as well. If the cloud breaks, the

temperatures are likely to respond.

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This has been the story for the last

few hours. A little bit of wet sleet

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and snow as it comes into that cold

air but we expected to turn back to

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rain as we go through the day and

the mild air pushes him. Significant

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rain pushing its way through

Northern Ireland, northern England

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and into Scotland. A brief lull in

proceedings before seeing more wet

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weather pushing in from the

south-west. If we look a little more

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detail, by the middle of the

afternoon we have temperatures

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sitting around four 28 degrees. A

little bit of snow for the higher

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ground, but it will be rain

elsewhere -- 4- eight degrees. Some

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of the rain could be heavy, the odd

rumble of thunder, but as the cloud

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breaks up those temperatures will

respond. We could see temperatures

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as high as 30 -- 13 to 15 degrees

for some of us. My glass is half

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full today. That rain pushes its way

steadily north through the night

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tonight. A misty and murky night,

especially across the east, where we

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could see some fog. That will be

slow to clear. A slightly chilly

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start to tomorrow, and if the fog

lingers it will take those

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temperatures a bit longer to get

going. Generally speaking a quieter

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day, some showers to the south, some

of them heavy and thundery but

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eventually a good deal of dry

weather. We are looking at highs of

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around nine to 12 Celsius. As we

move out of Sunday into Monday,

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another area of low pressure could

spoil proceedings for the start of

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the week, but then a ridge of high

pressure is like to quieten things

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from Tuesday. More from me later in

the programme.

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from Tuesday. More from me later in

the programme. Back to you two.

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Glass half full, we are very happy

with that, Louise.

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We will be back with

the headlines at 6:30am.

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But now it is time

for The Film Review,

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with Ben Brown and Mark Kermode.

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Hello there, and welcome

to The Film Review on BBC News.

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And taking us through this

week's cinema releases is,

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who else, but Mark Kermode.

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So Mark, what have you

got for us this week?

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Very mixed bag - we have Gringo,

which is a kind of caper movie

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starring David Oyelowo.

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We have You Were Never Really Here,

which is the new film

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by Lynne Ramsay, whose work I love.

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And Mom And Dad, a sort of satirical

horror film starring Mick Cage.

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OK, so let's kick off with Gringo.

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This is about a businessman who

becomes a kind of wanted criminal?

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Yeah, so the story is,

David Oyelowo is a sort of fairly

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hapless character

working for a drug company.

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And he ends up faking his own

kidnapping in Mexico

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because he discovers essentially

that he's going to lose his job,

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it looks like he's going to lose his

wife, he hasn't got anything else

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to lose, so he fakes

his own kidnapping.

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It starts off with him

going on the trip to Mexico,

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with Joel Edgerton

and Charlize Theron,

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both of whom are chewing the scenery

as his evil superiors.

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Here's a clip.

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There it is again.

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What is that smell?

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Barbecue - I always

bring it for Angel.

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Angel, buenos dias.

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There you go.

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Gracias.

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Hello.

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New app.

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Amazing.

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Knew what else is amazing,

is actually learning

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a foreign language.

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Taco Bell, huh?

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That's sensational.

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I mean, as I said,

chewing the scenery.

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Here's the thing with this film.

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In terms of the plot,

it is all over the place,

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it's one where the writers have

clearly decided to throw a bunch

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of ideas at the wall

and see what sticks,

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and only some of them do.

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It gets by, however,

largely on the fact that

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you like the cast.

0:19:160:19:17

So, David Oyelowo is a very

likeable antihero figure.

0:19:170:19:20

They are very dislikeable

villains in a real -

0:19:200:19:23

she's basically playing

Cruella Deville, and they're

0:19:230:19:25

enjoying

themselves.

0:19:250:19:26

There are entire

character threads...

0:19:260:19:28

Sharlto Copley turns up

halfway through suddenly,

0:19:280:19:30

and the film takes an entire

different direction.

0:19:300:19:32

There are entire sections of it that

don't hang together,

0:19:320:19:34

and at the end

you go, none of it added up.

0:19:340:19:37

But whilst watching it,

I enjoyed it much more

0:19:370:19:40

than I thought was going to

because the individual set pieces.

0:19:400:19:43

There is one set piece

in which a drug lord demands to know

0:19:430:19:46

from the people who he's holding

hostage whether or not they agree

0:19:460:19:50

that Sergeant Pepper

is the best Beatles album.

0:19:500:19:52

And it's one of those weirdly

surreal moments that works.

0:19:520:19:55

Others don't.

0:19:550:19:55

The film could have

lost 20 or 30 minutes.

0:19:550:19:58

It could have lost

one entire thread.

0:19:580:19:59

It's shambolic, no question,

and it's a mess, no question.

0:19:590:20:02

But it's an entertaining mess,

largely because I like

0:20:020:20:05

the central characters.

0:20:050:20:05

David Oyelowo is absolutely

brilliant, and he kind of holds

0:20:050:20:08

the whole thing together.

0:20:080:20:09

Is Sergeant Pepper

the best Beatles album?

0:20:090:20:11

No.

0:20:110:20:11

No, OK.

0:20:110:20:12

Glad we got a verdict there.

0:20:120:20:14

Now, next, You Were

Never Really Here.

0:20:140:20:16

This is a kind

of vigilante thriller?

0:20:160:20:17

Well, it looks like

that but it isn't.

0:20:170:20:20

It's a Lynne Ramsay film.

0:20:200:20:21

Lynne Ramsay made Rat Catcher,

We Need To Talk About Kevin.

0:20:210:20:24

She is someone who makes films

entirely on her own terms.

0:20:240:20:27

This is based on a novella

by Jonathan Ames.

0:20:270:20:29

And the story is that

Joaquin Phoenix is an enforcer,

0:20:290:20:32

somebody who is a hired gun,

who specialises in retrieving lost

0:20:320:20:35

kids, lost teenagers.

0:20:350:20:36

He is sent at the beginning

of the film to get back

0:20:360:20:40

a senator's missing daughter.

0:20:400:20:40

That's the mechanics of the plot.

0:20:400:20:42

However, Lynne Ramsay isn't really

that interested in plot mechanics.

0:20:420:20:45

What she's interested in is the fact

that he's a very damaged character.

0:20:450:20:48

She described him as somebody who's

got what is like a head full

0:20:480:20:52

of broken glass.

0:20:520:20:53

And what the film does is it gives

you this nominal thriller

0:20:530:20:56

narrative, but actually it's a very

poetic portrait of somebody who's

0:20:560:20:59

life is falling apart,

who's haunted by the ghosts

0:20:590:21:01

of the past,

who's haunted by past

0:21:010:21:03

abusive traumas.

0:21:030:21:04

Plus it upends your expectation,

because you know at the beginning

0:21:040:21:07

that he's a kind of...

0:21:070:21:09

He's a hired enforcer,

his weapon of choice is a hammer,

0:21:090:21:12

and yet he loves his mother,

he looks after his mother.

0:21:120:21:15

When they're at home,

Psycho comes on the television,

0:21:150:21:18

so you think, "Oh,

he's Norman Bates."

0:21:180:21:20

But he's not Norman Bates.

0:21:200:21:21

Later on, Shawshank Redemption

comes on the television,

0:21:210:21:23

which is very significant

if you're a Shawshank fan,

0:21:230:21:26

which I am.

0:21:260:21:26

The score is by Johnny Greenwood,

whose work is brilliant.

0:21:260:21:29

The whole film has this really

overwhelming sensory experience,

0:21:290:21:32

it's got a brilliant sound design.

0:21:320:21:33

See it in a cinema

that's playing it loud.

0:21:330:21:36

And I've now seen it a couple

of times, and the first time I found

0:21:360:21:40

it elliptical, almost

hard to follow the plot,

0:21:400:21:42

but you don't care

because what you're

0:21:420:21:44

following is the characters.

0:21:440:21:45

Second time around I thought,

this is proper cinema making.

0:21:450:21:48

Lynne Ramsay is an absolute genius,

nobody makes films like her.

0:21:480:21:51

She makes few films,

and when she does they are always

0:21:510:21:54

worth it.

0:21:540:21:56

As far as I'm concerned,

she has a perfect strike rate,

0:21:560:21:59

and this is already one

of my favourite films of the year

0:21:590:22:02

and we're only in March.

0:22:020:22:03

Wow.

Yes.

0:22:030:22:04

Now, Mom And Dad, which sounds very

nice, with Nicholas Cage,

0:22:040:22:07

but it's actually parents turning

quite nasty on their children?

0:22:070:22:10

Yeah.

0:22:100:22:10

So it's one of those

"what if" horror movies,

0:22:100:22:12

what if parents suddenly

decided to turn on their kids,

0:22:120:22:16

because they've been in this case,

we think, infected either by a virus

0:22:160:22:20

or perhaps by a signal

which is coming through

0:22:200:22:22

the television.

0:22:220:22:23

It seems to be sort of sent

through television distortion.

0:22:230:22:25

The film is directed by the guy

who is one half of Neveldine

0:22:250:22:29

and Taylor, who made films

like Crank, who are not

0:22:290:22:32

known for understatement.

0:22:320:22:32

So, at the very beginning

of the film, it starts as a standard

0:22:320:22:36

thing, a mother and father

and they're resentful

0:22:360:22:38

of their children's freedoms

but they're also very protective.

0:22:380:22:41

And then this strange,

horrific outbreak happens,

0:22:410:22:44

and the parents turn

on their children, but also

0:22:440:22:47

at the same time remain

weirdly, satirically protective.

0:22:470:22:49

Here's a clip.

0:22:490:22:51

It's not what you think.

0:22:510:22:56

What are you doing in my house?

0:22:560:22:58

Is my daughter here?

0:22:580:23:03

Carly?

0:23:030:23:04

Joshua?

0:23:040:23:04

Is that dad?

0:23:040:23:05

I want dad.

0:23:050:23:10

We need to leave God damn it.

0:23:100:23:12

I want to get my backpack.

0:23:120:23:13

Why?

0:23:130:23:13

Fine just get it.

0:23:130:23:15

We need to talk.

0:23:150:23:16

Oh, do we need to talk?

0:23:160:23:17

Yeah, we do need to

talk you can't be hit.

0:23:170:23:20

It's not about me and Carly,

it's about what's happening.

0:23:200:23:23

I get exactly...

0:23:230:23:24

It's called hormones.

0:23:240:23:25

Now, this is one of those films

in which Nic Cage goes full Nic

0:23:250:23:29

Cage.

0:23:290:23:31

There is a sequence

in which he attacks a pool table,

0:23:310:23:35

and it ranks alongside, you know,

Nic Cage's craziest moments.

0:23:350:23:38

The reason it works is this.

0:23:380:23:40

If you have a horror film like this,

it has to have a central truth

0:23:400:23:44

at the heart of it.

0:23:440:23:45

And the central truth is,

these parents basically resent

0:23:450:23:48

the fact that they -

they were once young,

0:23:480:23:53

crazy, free-spirited,

Nic Cage and some kind of...

0:23:530:23:56

And now their lives have changed,

because they've dedicated themselves

0:23:560:23:58

to looking after the children.

0:23:580:24:00

So, although what happens is a sort

of supernatural manifestation,

0:24:000:24:02

it's sort of clawing away at that

idea that these resentments

0:24:020:24:05

are actually real things.

0:24:050:24:06

It's a really odd film,

it's definitely not for everybody.

0:24:060:24:09

It's very taboo-breaking.

0:24:090:24:10

It's dealing with a very taboo

issue, which is parents

0:24:100:24:13

turning on children.

0:24:130:24:13

We've seen plenty of movies

with scary children,

0:24:130:24:20

you know, whether it's

Village Of the Dammed,

0:24:200:24:22

or The Excorcist.

0:24:220:24:23

This is the other way round.

0:24:230:24:24

And it works, up to a point.

0:24:240:24:26

It's completely bonkers.

0:24:260:24:27

There are several moments

in it when you think,

0:24:270:24:30

this is just preposterous.

0:24:300:24:31

But it works because it's got

a central core idea,

0:24:310:24:33

and it's not afraid, you know,

to over-crank itself.

0:24:330:24:36

And I enjoyed it, but I was very

aware after watching it,

0:24:360:24:39

I'm enjoying it as a horror fan.

0:24:390:24:41

It's not for everybody.

0:24:410:24:42

Well, I can imagine as a parent

you might find it pretty

0:24:420:24:45

uncomfortable kind of viewing.

0:24:450:24:46

Yeah, and the moments that it works

the best are exactly those moments,

0:24:460:24:50

when it taps into the idea

that this is outrageous,

0:24:500:24:53

this is terrible, but it's tapping

into a sort of parental resentment

0:24:530:24:56

idea, which is a very,

very taboo idea.

0:24:560:25:02

So it's, you know, as I said,

not for everybody, but if you're

0:25:020:25:06

a horror fan, if you

like films like Teeth,

0:25:060:25:08

if you like films like

American Mary, if you like offbeat,

0:25:080:25:12

strange, quirky American horror

movies, that dare to go

0:25:120:25:14

into fairly dark places,

then I think it's

0:25:140:25:16

an interesting film.

0:25:160:25:17

And it is genuinely

horrifying, is it?

0:25:170:25:19

It's genuinely satirically nasty,

which is slightly different.

0:25:190:25:21

OK.

0:25:210:25:21

All right,

I think we get the distinction.

0:25:210:25:24

You're not going, I can tell.

0:25:240:25:25

I'm not going, you're

absolutely right!

0:25:250:25:28

What is best out at the moment?

0:25:280:25:29

Fantastic Woman, which just won

to the Oscar for Best Foreign

0:25:290:25:32

Language Film, is a wonderful story

about a transgender woman who finds

0:25:320:25:36

herself shut out of her life

when her lover dies and the family

0:25:360:25:39

descend, it has a brilliant

performance by Daniela Vega,

0:25:390:25:42

who is just wonderful,

really mesmerising, a great screen

0:25:420:25:44

presence and really

carries the movie.

0:25:440:25:46

Sebastian Lelio, who directed it,

I think does a wonderful job

0:25:460:25:49

of mixing on the one hand, you know,

realist, gritty story elements

0:25:490:25:52

with moments of fantasy.

0:25:520:25:53

At one point it turns into a sort

of musical fantasia,

0:25:530:25:56

in which she levitates.

0:25:560:25:57

There's another moment when she's

walking down the street and the wind

0:25:570:26:00

is blowing, and it's almost

like a supernatural wind.

0:26:000:26:03

And the film is about, you know,

finding your identity,

0:26:030:26:06

finding your place,

asserting your name,

0:26:060:26:07

you know, saying, "I am

Marina, this is who I am."

0:26:070:26:10

I've seen it a few times now,

and every time I've seen I've seen

0:26:100:26:14

more in it.

0:26:140:26:15

It's really well worth watching,

and it was a deserved Oscar winner.

0:26:150:26:18

So, your recommendation.

0:26:180:26:20

Absolutely.

0:26:200:26:22

All right, and the best DVD?

0:26:220:26:24

Killing Of A Sacred Deer.

0:26:240:26:25

Killing Of A Sacred Deer

is the new film by Yorgos Lanthimos.

0:26:250:26:28

It's interesting because it was at

Cannes the same time

0:26:280:26:31

the Lynne Ramsay film was at Cannes,

and they shared the prize

0:26:310:26:34

for best screenwriting.

0:26:340:26:35

This is a very, very odd story

about a medic who has a secret

0:26:350:26:39

in his past.

0:26:390:26:40

It starts off looking like it's

a kind of strange social satire,

0:26:400:26:43

and then it turns into

a full-blooded horror movie.

0:26:430:26:45

It's more horrifying than anything

that's in Mom And Dad.

0:26:450:26:48

I mean, it's genuinely

disturbing at the end.

0:26:480:26:51

But it's a film, again,

in which it's all to do with the way

0:26:510:26:55

in which the story is told rather

than the story itself.

0:26:550:26:58

It makes a very, very interesting

double bill with the Lynne Ramsay

0:26:580:27:01

movie, and I don't want to say it

again but the Lynne Ramsay movie

0:27:010:27:05

is one which everybody

has to go and see.

0:27:050:27:08

There is quite a lot

around which blurs horror

0:27:080:27:10

and social satire.

0:27:100:27:11

Horror is in a fantastic

period at the moment,

0:27:110:27:13

horror is in a period in which it

doesn't look like a single genre.

0:27:130:27:18

We are seeing horror inflecting

a whole lot of other

0:27:180:27:21

areas, and obviously...

0:27:210:27:22

That was my I grew

up on horror movies.

0:27:220:27:24

Get Out is a movie I absolutely love

- if you call that a horror movie.

0:27:240:27:29

It is absolutely a horror movie.

0:27:290:27:30

And people started saying it wasn't

a horror movie when it got nominated

0:27:300:27:34

for Oscars, because that's always

the thing which scares people off.

0:27:340:27:37

But it is a horror movie,

it's in the tradition of Ira Levin,

0:27:370:27:40

but it's also a social satire,

it has elements of comedy in it.

0:27:400:27:44

You know, horror can inflect

absolutely everything.

0:27:440:27:46

It is the genre to end all genres.

0:27:460:27:48

Well, it's your favourite genre.

0:27:480:27:49

It is, absolutely.

Fair enough.

0:27:490:27:51

Mark, thank you very much indeed.

Thank you.

0:27:510:27:53

Just a quick reminder before you go

that you will find more film news

0:27:530:27:57

and reviews from across the BBC

online at bbc.co.uk/MarkKermode

0:27:570:27:59

and you can find all our previous

programmes on the BBC

0:27:590:28:02

iPlayer as well.

0:28:020:28:03

But that is it for this week.

0:28:030:28:05

Thank you very much for watching,

and from us, goodbye.

0:28:050:28:12

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

0:29:030:29:06

Stayt.

0:29:060:29:06

Good morning.

0:29:060:29:06

Here's a summary of today's main

stories from BBC News.

0:29:060:29:09

The Home Secretary will chair

a second meeting of the government's

0:29:090:29:12

emergency Cobra committee today,

as investigations continue

0:29:120:29:14

into the poisoning of

a former Russian spy.

0:29:140:29:16

Sergei Skripal and his daughter

Yulia are both in a serious

0:29:160:29:19

condition in hospital

in Salisbury after being exposed

0:29:190:29:22

to a nerve agent.

0:29:220:29:30

Specialist troops trained

in chemical warfare have been

0:29:310:29:33

deployed to the city.

0:29:330:29:34

The grave of Mr Skripal's wife,

who was buried in 2012,

0:29:340:29:37

and the memorial stone of his son,

who was cremated last year,

0:29:370:29:41

have been cordoned off.

0:29:410:29:42

President Trump has tweeted that

a deal with North Korea is "very

0:29:420:29:45

much in the making," which he said

would be very good for the world.

0:29:450:29:49

The White House says he won't meet

Kim Jong-un unless Pyongyang takes

0:29:490:29:52

concrete steps to end

its nuclear programme.

0:29:520:29:54

No sitting US president has ever met

a leader from North Korea before.

0:29:540:30:02

An 85-year-old man has died

while waiting in an Accident

0:30:040:30:07

and Emergency unit because of

"dangerous overcrowding," according

0:30:070:30:09

to a hospital boss.

0:30:090:30:10

The man suffered a cardiac arrest

while waiting to see a senior

0:30:100:30:13

consultant at Northampton

General Hospital.

0:30:130:30:14

A leaked email from the trust's

medical director describes his death

0:30:140:30:19

as "due entirely to dangerous

overcrowding in the department."

0:30:190:30:25

In a statement the hospital

said the long wait for

0:30:250:30:28

treatment was "unacceptable."

0:30:280:30:30

President Trump has tweeted that

a deal with North Korea is "very

0:30:300:30:33

The National Rifle Association has

mounted a legal challenge to new gun

0:30:350:30:38

control measures in Florida drawn up

in the wake of a school shooting

0:30:380:30:43

last month which left

17 people dead.

0:30:430:30:44

It says the new law,

which will raise the legal age

0:30:440:30:47

to purchase firearms,

but also allows the training

0:30:470:30:49

and arming of school staff,

is unconstitutional.

0:30:490:30:52

Teachers in England could see their

workloads cut under proposals being

0:30:520:30:56

set out to David why the education

secretary. He will tell a head

0:30:560:31:00

teachers' conference in Birmingham

that long working hours and too much

0:31:000:31:03

red tape have become a barrier to

recruiting and retaining staff.

0:31:030:31:10

He's been in the job just one day,

but he's not up to it,

0:31:100:31:13

and has

0:31:130:31:14

already been replaced

by human resources.

0:31:140:31:16

'Flippy,' the burger-flipping robot

had been serving customers

0:31:160:31:18

at a restaurant in California,

in an attempt to replace human

0:31:180:31:21

cooks.

0:31:210:31:24

There he is. But apparently he is

not that good.

0:31:240:31:34

not that good. He has been told he

is too slow and cannot flip erg is

0:31:340:31:37

quickly enough. He is being

reprogrammed, apparently. That is

0:31:370:31:41

it.

And he couldn't put the cheese

on the burgers either. It was a

0:31:410:31:46

human hand putting the cheese on.

It

is a well-known fact that robots

0:31:460:31:50

can't handle cheese.

Was it his or

her first day in the job? That is a

0:31:500:31:55

bit harsh. You need to give them a

six-month apprenticeship.

In the

0:31:550:31:59

burger business, you can either do

it or you can't do it.

It is a

0:31:590:32:03

cutthroat world, the burger

business.

Will there ever be a

0:32:030:32:06

sports presenter robot?

Don't we

already? That was a joke!

That was

0:32:060:32:14

good. Especially at this time of

day. We are talking about the Winter

0:32:140:32:17

Paralympics. We are delighted for

Millie Knight and is Brett Wilde. I

0:32:170:32:28

was with her in the Alps a year ago,

she had been injured, she had a

0:32:280:32:33

concussion and wasn't sure if she

would make Paralympics.

0:32:330:32:36

It could be the start of a medal

rush, not just for Britain,

0:32:360:32:40

but for Millie Knight

and her guide Brett Wild,

0:32:400:32:42

because they still have

0:32:420:32:43

four events to compete in.

0:32:430:32:45

Let's get some reaction

now in Pyeongchang

0:32:450:32:47

and speak to our reporter Kate Gray.

0:32:470:32:49

Hi, Kate.

0:32:490:32:49

A great start for 19-year-old Millie

and a boost for the whole team.

0:32:490:32:53

Yes, absolutely. It was the first

medal event of these games.

0:32:530:32:56

Paralympics Team GB have come away

with a medal in the downhill skiing.

0:32:560:33:01

I by those medallists, Millie Knight

and her guide Brett Wilde. Huge

0:33:010:33:07

congratulations, what a relief to

get a medal on the first day!

0:33:070:33:11

Absolutely fantastic. This time last

year I sustained a severe

0:33:110:33:14

concussion, on the slopes, when I

crashed into the finish line. To

0:33:140:33:19

cross the line today is a

silver-medallist is amazing.

Were

0:33:190:33:22

you nervous at the start? Was that

going through your mind at all?

I

0:33:220:33:26

certainly was nervous, I guess that

just means care about it. All the

0:33:260:33:31

nerves went as soon as we started.

Brad, you are guiding her down the

0:33:310:33:35

mountain. Not a particularly easy

downhill. Some incidents with other

0:33:350:33:39

athletes?

Yes, quite a challenging

downhill. That rank there was no

0:33:390:33:44

proper point where you could rest

and the conditions were quite

0:33:440:33:47

challenging. We had a game plan and

we stuck to it and we are so pleased

0:33:470:33:51

that we made it.

Is there a slight

disappointment but it wasn't the

0:33:510:33:56

gold this time?

No, definitely not.

With the season we've had, it has

0:33:560:34:00

been quite a frustrating season. We

have not been getting the results we

0:34:000:34:03

wanted. Coming back from concussion

was very tough. This is the highest

0:34:030:34:08

result that we have had all season

and so for it to come at the

0:34:080:34:12

paralytic games is wonderful. And

you have a busy programme ahead of

0:34:120:34:15

you. -- Paralympic Games. How do you

recover and get back on the slopes?

0:34:150:34:21

We have done our recovery, we will

be speaking to the team psychologist

0:34:210:34:25

this evening to get our game plan

together and reset our heads. Nearly

0:34:250:34:28

thrives off confidence. -- Millie

thrives. So this result, we can

0:34:280:34:36

hopefully go on to achieve better

later in the week.

We wish you the

0:34:360:34:40

best of luck. Please continue that

incredible form that you've got.

0:34:400:34:43

That is Great Britain's first medal

of the games. Unfortunately was

0:34:430:34:51

disappointment for Fitzpatrick and

Keyhoe, who crashed out early in the

0:34:510:34:54

race. They will get to go again, as

will Millie Knight and Brett Wilde,

0:34:540:34:58

in the Super G tomorrow. Great

Britain are against Norway in the

0:34:580:35:02

wheelchair curling today. Recently

it was 1-1 between them.

Yes, that's

0:35:020:35:09

on a knife edge. Please pass on our

huge congratulations to Millie

0:35:090:35:15

Knight and Brett Wilde. That is

fantastic. Millie Knight is only 19

0:35:150:35:18

years old, she only has 5% vision,

she relies on sound and feeling, and

0:35:180:35:26

quinces of Brett Wilde's orange

jacket. More victory for England's

0:35:260:35:33

cricketers, as well.

0:35:330:35:34

Jonny Bairstow hit 104 as England

beat New Zealand by seven wickets

0:35:340:35:37

in Christchurch to win

the one-day series 3-2.

0:35:370:35:39

Chris Woakes excelled with the ball,

finishing with figures of 3-32.

0:35:390:35:42

Adil Rashid also claimed three

wickets as the Black Caps

0:35:420:35:45

were bowled out for 223.

0:35:450:35:46

England reached that total

with the loss of just 3 wickets.

0:35:460:35:49

They've now won five

successive ODI series.

0:35:490:35:51

And what a catch that was.

0:35:510:35:53

The Six Nations Championship

could be decided today.

0:35:530:35:55

If results go their way,

Ireland will take the title.

0:35:550:35:58

They're the only side that

can do the Grand Slam,

0:35:580:36:00

winning every match -

and if they beat Scotland and take

0:36:000:36:03

a bonus point, England must do

the same in France to take

0:36:030:36:07

the championship

to the final weekend.

0:36:070:36:13

We just need to make sure that we

play from the first minute and that

0:36:130:36:18

we don't let any distractions or any

little things or even a dropped ball

0:36:180:36:23

in the warmup, or the bus breaking

down, or anything left field like

0:36:230:36:27

that, but that doesn't catch us.

This game is all about experience.

0:36:270:36:35

So, they are up against a Scotland

team full of confidence after

0:36:350:36:38

beating England. Scotland are not

actually out of the running yet.

0:36:380:36:41

They are third on the table. Victory

for Scotland would mean a whole new

0:36:410:36:45

selection of limitations.

0:36:450:36:49

If we want to challenge for the

title we need to win this game. They

0:36:490:36:54

are going well. They are a very good

side. So it will be a huge test for

0:36:540:36:59

us, one which we have to meet

head-on.

0:36:590:37:03

The good thing for England is that

they will not exactly what they need

0:37:030:37:07

to do by the time they kick off in

Paris.

0:37:070:37:09

They might have to score four

tries and pick up a bonus

0:37:090:37:13

point but their boss

won't be rolling the dice.

0:37:130:37:15

I'm not a gambler. I'm not a

speculator. The only thing I need to

0:37:150:37:19

worry about is catching England to

beat France. That is the only thing

0:37:190:37:23

we can control. We play really well,

we get a bonus point. We don't play

0:37:230:37:27

well, we get beaten. We play above

average, we win the game.

0:37:270:37:30

Manchester City may be flying ahead

in the Premier League title

0:37:300:37:33

but the fight for second place

is warming up nicely.

0:37:330:37:36

Two of the contenders

meet at lunchtime,

0:37:360:37:37

with Manchester United

0:37:370:37:38

facing Liverpool at Old Trafford.

0:37:380:37:44

They played out a goalless draw

when they last met back in October,

0:37:440:37:48

with United's defence tying

Liverpool's attack in knots.

0:37:480:37:50

It is not a battle of systems or

philosophies. It is to make a very

0:37:500:37:55

good football team to face each

other. -- it is two very good. When

0:37:550:38:05

they are attacking, I have all my

players are involved in defending.

0:38:050:38:09

If we are parking the bus in that

moment, we parked the bus, I have no

0:38:090:38:13

problem with that.

0:38:130:38:14

In the Scottish Premiership,

we have Rangers against Celtic

0:38:140:38:16

in the Old Firm derby tomorrow.

0:38:160:38:18

Last night, Hibernian

moved 12 points clear

0:38:180:38:20

of Hearts with a 2-0

win at Easter Road.

0:38:200:38:22

Hibs are now just a point behind

third-placed Aberdeen.

0:38:220:38:25

British number one

Johanna Konta said defeat

0:38:250:38:27

in the second round at Indian Wells

was one of the tougher losses

0:38:270:38:30

of her career.

0:38:300:38:31

She lost in straight sets

to 18-year-old Marketa Vondrousova,

0:38:310:38:34

ranked 54th in the world.

0:38:340:38:35

Konta has won only eight matches

since she reached the semi-finals

0:38:350:38:38

at Wimbledon last summer.

0:38:380:38:44

Rory McIlroy's Masters preparations

suffered a setback after another

0:38:440:38:46

poor round at the Valspar

Championship in Florida.

0:38:460:38:48

He won't be back for the weekend

after carding a 73 to finish

0:38:480:38:52

on five over par.

0:38:520:38:53

Meanwhile Tiger Woods is two shots

off the pace after a round of 68.

0:38:530:38:57

Canada's Corey Conners

leads on six under par.

0:38:570:38:59

The continuing controversy

surrounding Team Sky doesn't seem

0:38:590:39:01

to be affecting their race

performances after Geraint Thomas

0:39:010:39:04

took the lead in the Tirreno

Adriatico in Italy.

0:39:040:39:08

The Briton finished fourth

on yesterday's third stage,

0:39:080:39:11

but that was enough

to move him up to the top

0:39:110:39:14

of the general classification.

0:39:140:39:15

Team mate Chris Froome is in third

place, three seconds off the lead.

0:39:150:39:18

It's less than a month

away until the start

0:39:180:39:21

of the Commonwealth Games and teams

from across Great Britain

0:39:210:39:23

are preparing to head

to Australia's Gold Coast.

0:39:230:39:31

In the lead-up to the games I've

been meeting some of the medals

0:39:360:39:39

hopes from each team.

0:39:390:39:41

This week I've been to Wales to meet

an extraordinary table tennis player

0:39:410:39:44

who's only 11.

0:39:440:39:49

Your first year at secondary school

is a big step in life. But maybe not

0:39:490:39:53

if you are Anna, who at the age of

11 is about to rip Zantac country on

0:39:530:39:59

the other side of the world, --

represent. And that the same time,

0:39:590:40:04

rewrite the history books. MUSIC.

Now, these pictures haven't been

0:40:040:40:13

sped up. This is how good Anna is.

At school, in her lunch hour, she

0:40:130:40:18

doesn't give anybody a chance, as

she builds up to competing at the

0:40:180:40:22

senior Commonwealth Games in

Australia.

It was really good, it's

0:40:220:40:25

exciting. I am a bit nervous. Senior

countries, and making new friends.

0:40:250:40:32

-- seeing a new countries.

It is

mesmerising watching Anna, who just

0:40:320:40:37

remember, only recently that rhyme

is cool and has already graduated to

0:40:370:40:41

the Commonwealth games, lead to be

the youngest athlete in history to

0:40:410:40:45

do so. -- recently graduated primary

school. No shame, John!

It is

0:40:450:40:53

breathtaking how fast years, it is

remarkable. We are very lucky as a

0:40:530:40:57

school to have her here. I think she

is going to do her school proud and

0:40:570:41:02

do Wales proud as well.

She is

really nice and we didn't know at

0:41:020:41:10

first that she was this good when we

were in primary, it is really

0:41:100:41:13

amazing how she is just 11 years old

and she beats all the adult players.

0:41:130:41:18

Anna started playing table tennis

when she was five and because there

0:41:180:41:21

are not enough players of her

standard in Wales, she has recently

0:41:210:41:26

spent time training in China against

the best in the world. OK, I'm very

0:41:260:41:31

nervous about this.

0:41:310:41:37

nervous about this. This humiliation

is the result of most of Anna's

0:41:450:41:47

gains. This is what she is going to

try to do to all those... Spin! Look

0:41:470:41:52

at that! This is what Anna will be

doing, I'm sure, too many senior

0:41:520:41:57

players on the Gold Coast.

You have

to be really fast.

Spin! That is

0:41:570:42:02

crazy.

Sorry. You have to be, like,

thinking quick, which ball you are

0:42:020:42:12

going to hit, what you are going to

do, planet before you play your

0:42:120:42:16

point and then you risk it for three

seconds and then you play again.

0:42:160:42:20

Just think about it.

Anna now spends

over three hours a day perfect in

0:42:200:42:25

her shots because she wants to show

the world she is not going to the

0:42:250:42:29

Gold Coast just for the experience.

-- perfecting.

I'm going there to

0:42:290:42:33

try to win.

What would it mean to

get a medal?

It would mean a lot.

0:42:330:42:39

There is no pressure, you just have

to play your best.

0:42:390:42:46

She is already the top under 18

player in Wales, and just about in

0:42:460:42:50

the world's top 20 now. It is

incredible that she will be

0:42:500:42:53

competing in the senior Commonwealth

games at the age of 11. Now, the

0:42:530:42:58

records for the Commonwealth Games

are a bit sketchy. It is believed

0:42:580:43:01

she will be the youngest ever to

compete, that when it was the

0:43:010:43:04

British Empire Games, we don't know

if maybe, sometime, there was a

0:43:040:43:08

younger player from somewhere.

An

amazing achievement.

She seems so

0:43:080:43:11

calm.

Like a professional athlete,

really.

But when she is at the table

0:43:110:43:17

her mind is obviously rising.

Such

an experience, to be people who are

0:43:170:43:22

older and more experienced than her.

So the games are building up in the

0:43:220:43:27

next few weeks, we will have the

other home nations featured over the

0:43:270:43:30

coming weekends.

0:43:300:43:32

You are watching

Breakfast from BBC News.

0:43:320:43:34

The main stories this morning: 180

troops have been brought

0:43:340:43:37

in to assist police

after the attempted murder

0:43:370:43:39

of a former Russian spy

and his daughter in Salisbury.

0:43:390:43:47

President Trump has reaffirmed that

a deal with North Korea is very much

0:43:470:43:51

in the making, after agreeing to

meet Kim Jong-un.

0:43:510:43:54

Also coming up in the programme:

We will be asking whether mandatory

0:43:540:43:58

passing distances and fines

for motorists who fling

0:43:580:44:00

open their car doors

could be the way to protect

0:44:000:44:03

cyclists from danger.

0:44:030:44:07

It's time for the weather,

but first, we can have a look

0:44:070:44:10

at the view across

London this morning.

0:44:100:44:12

Here is Louise.

0:44:120:44:17

It is one of those kinds of days, I

can't quite work out what the

0:44:170:44:21

weather is going to do, that is my

amateur forecast.

Do you know what I

0:44:210:44:26

like? Just a month ago it would have

been dark at this point, and it is

0:44:260:44:32

getting lighter. It feels as though

we

0:44:320:44:34

getting lighter. It feels as though

we are getting into spring. What do

0:44:340:44:37

you think, Louise?

We are definitely

heading into spring. It looks as

0:44:370:44:41

though we are going to see milder

air over the next few days. I have a

0:44:410:44:47

picture coming up which will top

that one in London, stay watching.

0:44:470:44:50

But take a look at the story as we

go through the day to day. The mild

0:44:500:44:55

air pushes up from the south and

will move into Scotland. I know it

0:44:550:44:58

has been a cold night, we have seen

loads of -8 in the Highlands, but

0:44:580:45:03

the mild air heading in your

direction. Most of us, a mild day

0:45:030:45:07

around, some of the rain heavy at

times. And this has been the story

0:45:070:45:13

through the rain overnight, in

actual fact pushing up across the

0:45:130:45:15

south-west in the northern England

and Northern Ireland. A little bit

0:45:150:45:18

of sleet and snow as it comes into

that cold air. As the mild at

0:45:180:45:23

Thaksin behind we are not too

concerned about the snow in Scotland

0:45:230:45:26

today. That rain will turn quite

heavy as it pushes its way into

0:45:260:45:30

Central Scotland by the middle of

the afternoon. Further south we will

0:45:300:45:33

see another band of rain moving

through but this one could be some

0:45:330:45:37

brightness from time to time. Either

middle of the afternoon we will see

0:45:370:45:40

some rain, and some of it quite

heavy. Temperatures starting to

0:45:400:45:43

climb, four to eight degrees, the

real mild air will arrive later on.

0:45:430:45:47

Through Northern Ireland, double

digits. Rain across northern

0:45:470:45:51

England, Wales, down into the

Midlands. If it rakes up and is

0:45:510:45:55

rather showery in nature, we will

see sunshine coming through. We

0:45:550:45:58

could see highs of 15 degrees. If we

get higher than that, the warmest

0:45:580:46:02

day of the year so far. The rain

will continue to push its waste

0:46:020:46:07

steadily northwards, southerly winds

driving in that warmer air, but

0:46:070:46:11

overnight they will do back down to

single figures and we could see a

0:46:110:46:15

problem with some fog firstly the

morning. That is certainly worth

0:46:150:46:18

bearing in mind. It could be a murky

old start to our Sunday, and because

0:46:180:46:22

of that fog, some of its slow to

clear, the temperatures will take

0:46:220:46:26

their time to pick tomorrow. We

could see a few showers starting to

0:46:260:46:29

push in from the south-west. Some of

the showers heavy and possibly

0:46:290:46:33

thundery at times. A better day for

northern England, Northern Ireland

0:46:330:46:37

and Scotland. Some sunny spells

coming through perhaps, and look at

0:46:370:46:41

this. Nine to 12 degrees. The last

time we saw double digits in

0:46:410:46:44

Scotland is in on 20 February. This

is the far north of Scotland,

0:46:440:46:51

because of those clear skies, and in

fact there is the potential tonight

0:46:510:46:54

to see the aurora up into the north.

The bright yellow denotes the

0:46:540:46:59

greater chance of seeing it, but you

will see how it nudges into the far

0:46:590:47:03

north of Scotland, so get out there

and take a look before you go to

0:47:030:47:08

bed. You could see an amazing sight.

I would be very jealous.

Thank you

0:47:080:47:12

very much, talk to you later on.

0:47:120:47:14

We will be back with

the headlines at 7:00am.

0:47:140:47:16

First it's time for Click,

with Spencer Kelly.

0:47:160:47:19

As International Women's Day

was marked this week,

0:47:400:47:43

it brought with it further focus

on the many issues still to be faced

0:47:430:47:47

in bringing about true gender

equality in all walks of life.

0:47:470:47:50

The technology industry,

of course, has its own issues,

0:47:500:47:53

as we'll hear later.

0:47:530:47:56

Silicon Valley's culture

and its treatment of women raises

0:47:560:47:59

a lot of questions.

0:47:590:48:00

But tech can also be

a force for good.

0:48:000:48:05

It's been just six months

or so since the Me Too movement gave

0:48:050:48:08

a voice to so many women around

the world, who used social media

0:48:080:48:12

to expose just how widespread sexual

harassment and assault is.

0:48:120:48:16

Many women feel that reporting

sexual assault can also be really

0:48:160:48:20

traumatic, and the experiences

of some women in Silicon Valley have

0:48:200:48:25

spurred them to create something

that may make that just

0:48:250:48:28

a little bit easier.

0:48:280:48:29

Sumi Das has travelled

to Stanford University to meet

0:48:290:48:33

survivors of sexual abuse,

and the creators of Callisto.

0:48:330:48:38

Every tattoo tells a story.

0:48:380:48:41

For Stanford University

student Jacqueline Lin,

0:48:410:48:43

the story is bittersweet.

0:48:430:48:47

Lin was one of 50 sexual assault

survivors invited to share the stage

0:48:470:48:51

with Lady Gaga during

the 2016 Oscars.

0:48:510:48:56

While we were rehearsing,

I remember at one point

0:48:560:48:58

we were all crying and hugging each

other, and someone just said,

0:48:580:49:03

"We need to get a tattoo

to commemorate this

0:49:030:49:06

and to give us strength."

0:49:060:49:08

Something to look at

when you are feeling down,

0:49:080:49:12

Lin says that a few days

after she was assaulted by a friend

0:49:120:49:17

in 2015, she told the Title IX

office, which investigates sexual

0:49:170:49:20

misconduct.

0:49:200:49:21

I decided to report because I didn't

want him to do it to anyone else,

0:49:210:49:25

and later I did find out

that he had done a lot of...

0:49:250:49:28

A lot of harassment,

stalking and also assault

0:49:280:49:30

on someone else.

0:49:300:49:36

What was that experience like?

0:49:360:49:37

It was awful.

0:49:370:49:38

My GPA dropped down,

and I was fighting with the school

0:49:380:49:42

back and forth every single

hour, every single day.

0:49:420:49:44

Lin, now an activist,

wants greater transparency

0:49:440:49:46

in the adjudication process.

0:49:460:49:49

They're trying to cover up

the number of sexual assault that

0:49:490:49:54

happen on their campus, because that

makes your university look safer.

0:49:540:49:57

It's better for your

public relations.

0:49:570:50:04

Stanford told Click:

0:50:040:50:07

Stanford

changed its Title IX process in 2016

0:50:080:50:11

and has begun reporting

case numbers.

0:50:110:50:15

In the US, one in five women

is sexually assaulted

0:50:150:50:17

while in college.

0:50:170:50:19

I was sexually

assaulted by a friend.

0:50:190:50:22

Over a year after that happened,

I decided to report my assault,

0:50:220:50:27

and I ended up finding the process

of reporting to be more traumatic

0:50:270:50:31

than the event itself.

0:50:310:50:33

Feeling not believed

by the people who I thought

0:50:330:50:36

were there to protect me

was incredibly destabilising.

0:50:360:50:42

Jessica Ladd's ordeal

spurred her to create Callisto,

0:50:420:50:44

so survivors would have a way

of reporting sexual assault.

0:50:440:50:52

They can, one, just say

what happened to them

0:50:560:50:59

with a timestamp, doesn't have to go

anywhere if they don't want to.

0:50:590:51:02

Two, report electronically

to the authorities at their school.

0:51:020:51:05

Or three, just save what happened

to them for now, but report

0:51:050:51:08

electronically if someone else

names the same assailant.

0:51:080:51:11

You can think of Callisto

as an information escrow agency.

0:51:110:51:15

It holds onto records,

and only alerts schools

0:51:150:51:17

when there's a match.

0:51:170:51:18

Students often report

to protect others.

0:51:180:51:19

This matching feature helps do that

by detecting repeat offenders.

0:51:190:51:23

People might use different names,

they may look different.

0:51:230:51:26

How do you make sure you've

got the right person?

0:51:260:51:28

We ask victims to put in not just

the name of their perpetrator,

0:51:280:51:32

but also a series of

unique identifiers.

0:51:320:51:35

Currently, Facebook

profiles are used to match.

0:51:350:51:40

Some students want more ways to ID,

and Callisto may add mobile numbers

0:51:400:51:44

and e-mail addresses in the future.

0:51:440:51:46

12 US colleges use Callisto.

0:51:460:51:47

The University of San

Francisco was the first.

0:51:470:51:49

We knew students weren't reporting.

0:51:490:51:54

If you look at our numbers from once

we first started with Callisto,

0:51:540:51:58

three years ago, to now,

there is definitely

0:51:580:52:00

an increase in reporting.

0:52:000:52:02

Callisto allows for our students

to write what happened,

0:52:020:52:04

to write about the incident.

0:52:040:52:06

And sometimes just writing

your perpetrator's name

0:52:060:52:08

gives people power.

0:52:080:52:10

Seeing the need for Callisto,

Shanta Katipamula led an effort

0:52:100:52:13

to bring it to Stanford.

0:52:130:52:16

It's just available 24/7,

and they have seen spikes in usage

0:52:160:52:24

during times like spring break,

when the Title IX office might not

0:52:250:52:28

be available, but students

wanted to file a report,

0:52:280:52:31

or during the weekends,

when no-one's staffing.

0:52:310:52:33

With Callisto, survivors

recount what happened

0:52:330:52:34

at their own pace, privately.

0:52:340:52:36

Often victims, including

in in-person interviews,

0:52:360:52:43

will want to seem credible.

0:52:430:52:46

So they want to fill

in all the details, and tell

0:52:460:52:49

a wonderful story arc.

0:52:490:52:50

But that's not how memory works,

and that's particularly not how

0:52:500:52:53

memory works in the event of trauma.

0:52:530:52:56

So being able to allow somebody

to say, I don't know this answer,

0:52:560:53:01

I'm not sure of that.

0:53:010:53:06

And only recording things

that they are sure of,

0:53:060:53:08

is really essential to make sure

that that time stamped record isn't

0:53:080:53:12

later used against them.

0:53:120:53:13

Students must create a username,

password and pass phrase that

0:53:130:53:15

can't be recovered.

0:53:150:53:16

Not quite a one-click sign up.

0:53:160:53:18

That deters some users.

0:53:180:53:19

For Callisto, it ensures privacy.

0:53:190:53:24

Because then we'd be having

to store the password,

0:53:240:53:27

which means that we could

potentially decrypt the data,

0:53:270:53:29

and we want to make sure that even

we can't view what's in the form.

0:53:290:53:33

Since students choose

whether to report assaults,

0:53:330:53:35

some records are never

seen by schools.

0:53:350:53:37

But they're still useful.

0:53:370:53:38

We provide our institutions

with an aggregate data report

0:53:380:53:40

that gives them a better sense

of what is happening in that store

0:53:400:53:44

record, what type of years

are assault occuring,

0:53:440:53:46

what type of assault is it?

0:53:460:53:48

Is it involving alcohol, is it not?

0:53:480:53:50

What class years are involved?

0:53:500:53:51

Others are also working to make

reporting less daunting.

0:53:510:53:54

The spot app creates a record

from the user's conversation

0:53:540:53:59

with a chat bot, while All Voices

will let them report electronically.

0:53:590:54:01

Lin isn't sure electronic reporting

would have changed her was handled,

0:54:010:54:07

though she see its potential.

0:54:070:54:08

What I think Callisto is great

for is to track perpetrators.

0:54:080:54:16

If they decide to apply to grad

school, if they decide to transfer

0:54:180:54:21

schools,

I think that's where

0:54:210:54:23

this can really come in,

and have a very powerful effect.

0:54:230:54:26

As we grow, we want to create one

system, one database that allows us

0:54:260:54:30

to track any perpetrator, even

as they move through space and time.

0:54:300:54:33

Which would give survivors a way

to find out if their assailant

0:54:330:54:36

is a repeat offender,

something Ladd says she wonders

0:54:360:54:38

to this day.

0:54:380:54:39

Hello, and welcome

to the Week in Tech.

0:54:390:54:41

It was the week that Sony blocked

the videogame Super Seducer

0:54:410:54:45

from being released

on the PlayStation 4.

0:54:450:54:48

It's been criticised as too sleazy

and for promoting toxic behaviour.

0:54:480:54:52

Dyson announced it won't be making

plug-in vacuum cleaners any more,

0:54:520:54:56

they'll be developing

their cordless battery range.

0:54:560:55:00

Dating app Bumble has banned members

from posing with guns

0:55:000:55:03

in their profile pictures,

though an exception is being made

0:55:030:55:06

for military and law enforcement

officers in uniform.

0:55:060:55:09

Solving in three, two, one.

0:55:090:55:13

And a robot managed to solve

a Rubik's Cube in under a second.

0:55:130:55:16

Blink and you'll miss it.

0:55:160:55:18

Here it is again in slo-mo.

0:55:180:55:20

It was the week that mobile

companies Three and Vodafone came

0:55:200:55:24

under investigation over the way

they handle data on their network.

0:55:240:55:28

Ofcom's looking at whether they're

intentionally slowing down internet

0:55:280:55:30

speeds while customers are abroad.

0:55:300:55:35

And finally, Flippy the robot has

been working at a restaurant in LA.

0:55:350:55:40

Its job - yep, you've guessed it,

is flipping burgers.

0:55:400:55:43

It uses image recognition

and heat sensing to cook.

0:55:430:55:46

The company, Caliburger,

is installing Flippy in 50 locations

0:55:460:55:50

but it's not cheap

at $60,000 a robot.

0:55:500:55:52

Hope those burgers taste good!

0:55:520:56:00

I think I've found him.

0:56:010:56:02

That's not possible.

0:56:020:56:03

If this gets out...

0:56:030:56:06

We've bought ourselves a war.

0:56:060:56:08

There's obviously a huge

responsibility to deliver something

0:56:080:56:13

for the audience of Blade Runner

from the first one.

0:56:130:56:17

The expectation visually,

making everything look cool,

0:56:170:56:19

was on our mind every day.

0:56:190:56:22

The demands of Vegas

and the expectation of making

0:56:220:56:29

something that was based

on what we know of Vegas now,

0:56:300:56:33

but what it would be in the future.

0:56:330:56:36

So we started with the US geodata,

of the Vegas Valley

0:56:360:56:39

and the city itself.

0:56:390:56:40

So we had a simple

model in the computer.

0:56:400:56:43

Dennis Gassner, the art

director of the film,

0:56:430:56:51

had built a simple model of Vegas

with significant buildings loosely

0:56:540:56:56

placed around, and so forth.

0:56:560:56:58

We took those two and sort

of smashed them together initially.

0:56:580:57:01

We looked for ways very subtly

of how to bring in the human element

0:57:010:57:05

into the shots, how to sell that

scale, analysing some of Syd's work

0:57:050:57:08

and how he used graphics

on the face of his buildings,

0:57:080:57:11

how he in a lot of his

paintings used little human

0:57:110:57:14

scale futuristic items.

0:57:140:57:15

We built all that stuff and placed

it around the city in an organised

0:57:150:57:19

way to make it look like people

were there at one time,

0:57:190:57:22

even though we see no one,

and that's what made it look real

0:57:220:57:26

or look like a place

people could have been in.

0:57:260:57:28

To build Trash Mesa was based

on the idea that everyone had moved

0:57:280:57:32

to the city, and all the structures

outside the city had been

0:57:320:57:35

pretty much abandoned.

0:57:350:57:36

There was no power, there was no

water, nothing outside.

0:57:360:57:39

So the trash that's generated

from the city was dumped

0:57:390:57:42

on the buildings outside the city.

0:57:420:57:43

Again, we're trying to base things

on as much reality as we could.

0:57:430:57:47

So we started with the landscape

of current-day California,

0:57:470:57:49

from Los Angeles to San Diego,

and we determined Iceland

0:57:490:57:52

The sequence of the ships was based

on the Bangladesh ship harvesting

0:57:520:57:55

yard where they recapture

all the metal, and so forth,

0:57:550:57:58

that happens now.

0:57:580:57:59

So a lot of the ships,

and the pieces of the ships,

0:57:590:58:02

and the idea of these

little tiny human beings working

0:58:020:58:05

on these massive structures sort

of drove that look through

0:58:050:58:07

the middle of that sequence.

0:58:070:58:09

So it's a matter of grabbing

all these components that were based

0:58:090:58:12

on today's reality, scaling them

so they have this massive

0:58:120:58:16

relationship between K in his little

spinner and this enormous landscape,

0:58:160:58:19

and these huge mounds of trash.

0:58:190:58:21

It was just a matter of pulling off

that scale and that distance,

0:58:210:58:26

which was just a massive

undertaking, just in the amount

0:58:260:58:30

of data and assets we had to build,

and things we had to manage

0:58:300:58:34

in itself to pull that off.

0:58:340:58:35

The future of the species

is finally unearthed.

0:58:350:58:38

It is a brilliant film,

absolutely superb.

0:58:380:58:46

Blade Runner 2049,

a well-deserved Oscar win.

0:58:460:58:48

And that's it for the short

version of Click this week.

0:58:480:58:51

Don't forget, the full-length

version is ready and waiting

0:58:510:58:54

for you to watch

right now on iPlayer.

0:58:540:58:56

And we are always waiting to you

on Twitter and on Facebook as well.

0:58:560:59:00

Thanks for watching,

and we'll see you soon.

0:59:000:59:03

Hello, this is breakfast, with

Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty.

1:00:231:00:27

The government hold a second

emergency meeting today over the

1:00:271:00:31

suspected attempted murder of a

former Russian spy and his daughter.

1:00:311:00:34

-- the government will hold. Nearly

200 British troops have been

1:00:341:00:40

deployed to assist in the

investigation.

1:00:401:00:44

Good morning. It is Saturday, March

ten.

1:00:471:00:52

A deal "very much in the making" -

President Trump strikes a positive

1:00:521:00:56

tone over a potential

meeting with Kim Jong-un,

1:00:561:00:58

but the White house says North Korea

must take "concrete steps" before

1:00:581:01:05

it can take place.

1:01:051:01:06

Tackling the recruitment crisis

in England's schools,

1:01:061:01:08

the Education Secretary promises

to cut teachers' workloads.

1:01:081:01:10

In sport, a first medal for Britain

at the Winter Paralympics,

1:01:101:01:13

And it's a silver for visually

impaired skiier Millie Knight

1:01:131:01:16

and her guide Brett Wilde

in the downhill skiing.

1:01:161:01:23

With the season we have had, it has

been quite a frustrating season. We

1:01:231:01:28

haven't been getting the results we

wanted. Coming back from concussion

1:01:281:01:31

was really tough.

Louise has the

weather.

Good morning. Some good

1:01:311:01:37

news for this Saturday. Mild or all

of us. There will be some rain

1:01:371:01:41

around. More details on exactly

where, coming up shortly.

1:01:411:01:45

Good morning.

1:01:451:01:46

First, our main story.

1:01:461:01:47

The Home Secretary will chair

a second meeting of the government's

1:01:471:01:50

emergency Cobra committee today,

as investigations continue

1:01:501:01:52

into the poisoning of

a former Russian spy.

1:01:521:01:54

Sergei Skripal and his daughter

Yulia are both in a serious

1:01:541:01:57

condition in hospital

in Salisbury after being exposed

1:01:571:01:59

to a nerve agent.

1:01:591:02:00

Specialist troops trained

in chemical warfare have been

1:02:001:02:02

deployed to the city,

as Andy Moore reports.

1:02:021:02:10

Driven away by the Army last night,

a police car possibly contaminated

1:02:101:02:14

with traces of nerve agent.

1:02:141:02:15

It had been parked outside

Salisbury Hospital.

1:02:151:02:17

During the day, military personnel

in protective gear made

1:02:171:02:19

it ready for transportation.

1:02:191:02:21

This cemetery is another focus

of the investigation.

1:02:211:02:24

Sergei Skripal's wife is buried

here, and there is a memorial stone

1:02:241:02:27

for his son.

1:02:271:02:30

Alexander's birthday was last week.

1:02:301:02:32

Yulia had flown in from Russia

to visit her father.

1:02:321:02:35

Did they both come here

to pay their respects

1:02:351:02:38

before falling ill?

1:02:381:02:44

We are told Yulia's

responding better than

1:02:441:02:46

her father to medical treatment,

but they are both seriously ill.

1:02:461:02:49

Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey,

also exposed to the nerve agent,

1:02:491:02:52

is said to be making good progress.

1:02:521:02:56

From the people of

Salisbury, there is some

1:02:561:02:58

understandable anxiety,

but no sign of widespread fear.

1:02:581:03:06

We are concerned about public

safety, we have two young sons

1:03:071:03:10

who often come into the centre.

1:03:101:03:11

We want it to be safe here.

1:03:111:03:14

If there have been no further cases

that we have been told about,

1:03:141:03:18

and I presume we would have

been told about them,

1:03:181:03:21

we can only trust the

government and the local

1:03:211:03:23

authorities they are handling it.

1:03:231:03:26

I don't feel worried,

I feel very safe

1:03:261:03:28

in Salisbury.

1:03:281:03:28

I assume everybody

has it under control.

1:03:281:03:30

I hope they get to the bottom

of it so we can find out

1:03:301:03:34

exactly what has been happening.

1:03:341:03:35

On Tuesday, the Defence Secretary

was just one of several senior

1:03:351:03:38

ministers to attend

the first meeting of Cobra

1:03:381:03:40

dealing with this attack.

1:03:401:03:42

This afternoon there

will be a second

1:03:421:03:43

meeting.

1:03:431:03:47

Senior counterterrorism police

officers will give an update

1:03:471:03:51

on the progress of

their investigation.

1:03:511:03:57

But very little information

is being shared with the public.

1:03:571:04:00

President Trump has tweeted that

a deal with North Korea is "very

1:04:001:04:03

much in the making," which he said

would be "very good for the world."

1:04:031:04:07

The White House says he won't meet

Kim Jong-un unless Pyongyang takes

1:04:071:04:10

concrete steps to end

its nuclear programme.

1:04:101:04:12

Our China correspondent

Robin Brant is in Seoul.

1:04:121:04:14

Good morning.

1:04:141:04:16

Tell us a little bit

about some of the reaction,

1:04:161:04:22

firstly in Seoul itself?

1:04:221:04:30

These South Koreans, their

leadership, President Moon Jae-in,

1:04:321:04:36

is hugely optimistic about the

prospect of this meeting. He has

1:04:361:04:40

already described it as a miracle

and categorise it as a milestone on

1:04:401:04:43

the road to realising peace. That is

before it has even happened, even

1:04:431:04:47

before we know where it will be or

when it will be. But it is his

1:04:471:04:52

government which brought about this

meeting, and he is the man who has

1:04:521:04:55

basically devoted his political life

to trying to secure a long-term

1:04:551:04:58

peace agreement between South Korea

and North Korea. So that explains

1:04:581:05:02

his attitude. I think there is a bit

more reticence, particularly after

1:05:021:05:08

the confusing message which came out

of the White House overnight. Press

1:05:081:05:11

secretary Sarah Sanders talking

about the concrete steps that the US

1:05:111:05:16

wants to see before the meeting

takes place, but then, frankly,

1:05:161:05:20

other more anonymous sources have

made it clear that the President has

1:05:201:05:26

accepted the invitation to meet Kim

Jong-un and it will go ahead without

1:05:261:05:29

any further preconditions. Of course

what really need we to get into over

1:05:291:05:33

the next few weeks is the logistics.

Where it will happen, when it will

1:05:331:05:37

happen. Also, what will be on the

table? What does the US want to see?

1:05:371:05:42

What is North Korea likely to offer?

Robin, thank you.

1:05:421:05:53

An 85-year-old man has died while

waiting in an accident and emergency

1:05:531:05:58

unit because of dangerous

overcrowding, according to a

1:05:581:06:00

hospital boss. He suffered a cardiac

arrest while waiting to see a

1:06:001:06:04

consultant at Northampton General

Hospital. A leaked email from the

1:06:041:06:09

trust's medical director describes

his death as entirely due to

1:06:091:06:11

dangerous overcrowding in the

department. In a statement, the

1:06:111:06:15

hospital said the long way to

treatment was unacceptable. --

1:06:151:06:19

weight for treatment. -- wait.

1:06:191:06:23

Meanwhile, the National Rifle

Association has mounted a legal

1:06:231:06:25

challenge to new gun control

measures in Florida,

1:06:251:06:27

drawn up in the wake

of a school shooting last month

1:06:271:06:30

which left 17 dead.

1:06:301:06:32

It says the new law,

which will raise the legal age

1:06:321:06:35

to purchase firearms,

is unconstitutional.

1:06:351:06:36

Chris Buckler has more.

1:06:361:06:37

Standing side-by-side

with the families of some of those

1:06:371:06:39

killed inside a school,

Florida's Governor signed new laws,

1:06:391:06:42

legislation designed

to try to prevent such shootings

1:06:421:06:44

by restricting access to guns.

1:06:441:06:47

The common sense things as a father,

as a grandfather, as a Governor

1:06:471:06:51

is we need to have law

enforcement in our schools,

1:06:511:06:54

we need to harden our schools,

we need more mental health

1:06:541:06:57

counselling, we need to make sure

people that are going to do harm...

1:06:571:07:00

Think about it, we know...

1:07:001:07:01

These people are talking.

1:07:011:07:03

The legislation is named

after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas

1:07:031:07:05

high school in Parkland.

1:07:051:07:07

Last month 17 people,

both staff and students,

1:07:071:07:11

were shot dead here as others

fled from classrooms

1:07:111:07:13

in search of safety.

1:07:131:07:15

Former pupil Nikolas Cruz is accused

of carrying out the killings

1:07:151:07:18

with an assault rifle he had bought

when he was just 18.

1:07:181:07:21

The new law raises the age

at which somebody can buy a firearm

1:07:211:07:25

in Florida from 18 to 21,

and imposes a three-day waiting

1:07:251:07:28

period for all sales.

1:07:281:07:29

It allows some staff to be armed

subject to training and school

1:07:291:07:32

district approval, but it doesn't

ban the type of semi-automatic

1:07:321:07:38

weapons that were used

in the Parkland shooting.

1:07:381:07:46

We are done with your agenda

to undermine voters'

1:07:461:07:48

will and individual

liberty in America.

1:07:481:07:54

Alongside advertisers arguing

that their members' voices are not

1:07:541:07:58

being heard, the National Rifle

Association is now bringing legal

1:07:581:08:01

action to try to overturn

the new legislation in Florida.

1:08:011:08:04

The NRA claims that

raising the age at which

1:08:041:08:06

somebody can buy a gun breaches both

the second Amendment and the 14th

1:08:061:08:10

Amendment.

1:08:101:08:17

It's an argument that may end up

being fought out in Florida's

1:08:171:08:21

courts, but it's only one

part of a wider debate,

1:08:211:08:23

and before the end of the month

students will march in Washington

1:08:231:08:27

to demand new countrywide

restrictions on gun sales.

1:08:271:08:35

The campaigners say they no

longer want just sympathy,

1:08:351:08:37

they want change.

1:08:371:08:45

Teachers in England could see their

workloads cut under proposals set

1:08:461:08:50

out today by the education

secretary. He will tell the head

1:08:501:08:53

teachers' conference in Birmingham

this morning that he wants to end

1:08:531:08:57

what he calls pointless tasks, so

teachers can focus on what really

1:08:571:09:00

matters. It comes after research

shows that had teachers have

1:09:001:09:03

increased spending on supply

teachers.

1:09:031:09:07

This is Passmore's Academy in Essex.

1:09:071:09:09

Like so many schools,

it's struggling to recruit teachers.

1:09:091:09:11

Classrooms around the country

are now relying on agency supply

1:09:111:09:14

teachers to cover

permanent vacancies.

1:09:141:09:21

We employ supply staff

in our school, long-term supply

1:09:211:09:24

staff who get to know the students.

1:09:241:09:26

But when we have to use short-term

supply, they don't know the systems

1:09:261:09:29

or the students.

1:09:291:09:30

There is a lack of trust that

often comes, which can

1:09:301:09:33

build up when you

have a relationship.

1:09:331:09:35

It is an erosion of standards.

1:09:351:09:38

In a survey, 71% of head teachers

who responded said they had

1:09:381:09:42

had to increase the amount

they spent on agency supply teachers

1:09:421:09:45

over the past three years.

1:09:451:09:46

Nearly one fifth spent

between 6% and 10% of

1:09:461:09:50

their budget on supply teachers.

1:09:501:09:52

According to the most

recent government figures,

1:09:521:09:56

schools are spending £835 million

per year on supply agencies.

1:09:561:09:59

The issue isn't just

recruitment, but stopping

1:09:591:10:01

existing teachers leaving.

1:10:011:10:03

For me it was a

multitude of factors.

1:10:031:10:07

I found the workload

and the job itself

1:10:071:10:15

consuming.

1:10:151:10:20

I would work 65 or 70 hour weeks.

1:10:201:10:22

Planning, marking, assessments.

1:10:221:10:23

The actual teaching part probably

took up the least amount of time.

1:10:231:10:29

Today the government

will announce a strategy

1:10:291:10:31

drive to improve teachers'

workloads, which includes no changes

1:10:311:10:34

to the national curriculum

for GCSEs and A-levels,

1:10:341:10:36

and no new tests for primary schools

- measures which the government says

1:10:361:10:39

will attract new teachers and stop

experienced ones leaving.

1:10:391:10:44

If you've been watching this week,

you'll have seen that we've been

1:10:441:10:48

keeping up to date with

Zoe Ball's Sport Relief challenge.

1:10:481:10:50

Well there's some good news.

1:10:501:10:53

After setting off from Blackpool

on Monday morning, Zoe arrived

1:10:531:10:56

in Brighton yesterday evening,

completing her 350-mile cycle

1:10:561:10:58

between the two towns.

1:10:581:11:03

Yesterday was a tough day

on the bike, battling big hills

1:11:031:11:06

at the end, and riding

into driving rain.

1:11:061:11:09

But it's all been worth it -

she's raised more than £500,000

1:11:091:11:15

for Sport Relief.

1:11:151:11:19

You can still donate online.

1:11:191:11:25

I think she will be very relieved

that it is done. A couple of sore

1:11:251:11:30

days. More on the weather, and might

will be here later with the weather.

1:11:301:11:34

It is 7-11 a. -- Mike will be here

later with the weather. It is

1:11:341:11:42

7.11am.

1:11:421:11:44

So Donald Trump has tweeted

overnight, and it looks

1:11:441:11:46

like his historic meeting

with the North Korean leader

1:11:461:11:49

Kim Jong-un will

definitely go ahead.

1:11:491:11:50

It's being described as one

of the biggest gambles

1:11:501:11:53

of his presidency -

but could it pay off?

1:11:531:11:55

Let's talk now to Ramon Pacheco,

a senior lecturer in international

1:11:551:11:58

relations at King's College London.

1:11:581:12:00

Thank you for joining us this

morning. Are you surprised at how we

1:12:001:12:03

have got to this point?

I think I am

surprised at how quickly this has

1:12:031:12:07

come about. A month ago we were

talking about a potential strike on

1:12:071:12:12

North Korea and now we are talking

about the highest level ever summit

1:12:121:12:16

to in North Korea and the US. So I

am surprised by how quickly these

1:12:161:12:21

events have moved.

What do we think,

if this meeting does take place, or

1:12:211:12:28

when it takes place, what will it

look like?

First of all, it will be

1:12:281:12:34

historic, because no sitting US

president has ever met with a North

1:12:341:12:37

Korean leader. I think it will take

place probably in May, because that

1:12:371:12:42

is what South Korea is strongly

suggesting. This would come after

1:12:421:12:46

the into Korean summit. --

inter-Korean. So we could test the

1:12:461:12:54

waters at that summit. North Koreans

and Americans have met behind closed

1:12:541:12:58

doors, but they haven't met

officially in the past few years. So

1:12:581:13:01

I think the meeting would have

outcomes that these types of

1:13:011:13:05

diplomatic meetings normally do not

have.

Is President Trump right to

1:13:051:13:09

take responsibility for this, or

take credit for this meeting?

I

1:13:091:13:14

think it makes sense for him to put

sanctions on North Korea, they have

1:13:141:13:20

had an effect. What I think most

credit should go to South Korean

1:13:201:13:23

President Moon Jae-in. He ran on a

platform of inter-Korean

1:13:231:13:27

reconciliation and engagement. He

believes that North Korea should be

1:13:271:13:31

speaking to the US. We have seen

over the past 12 months he has

1:13:311:13:35

worked very hard to make this

happen, very openly over the past

1:13:351:13:39

few weeks. It also secretly, last

year. So must credit should go to

1:13:391:13:43

the president of South Korea in this

particular case.

President Trump has

1:13:431:13:48

said this would be good for the

world in his latest tweet on the

1:13:481:13:51

matter. What would be the

consequences of a successful

1:13:511:13:54

meeting?

I think the US is going to

ask for denuclearisation. An

1:13:541:14:04

important aspect is what North Korea

will ask for. North Korea is likely

1:14:041:14:08

to ask a normalisation of diplomatic

relations between the US and North

1:14:081:14:11

Korea itself. I think it will ask

economic support. And I think it

1:14:111:14:16

will last forever security

guarantee. This could be a peace

1:14:161:14:19

treaty, because obviously the Korean

War hasn't technically finished yet.

1:14:191:14:23

It would probably also involves

South Korea providing some kind of

1:14:231:14:27

security guarantee to the North

Korean regime. I think those are the

1:14:271:14:30

demands we are likely to see coming

from North Korea.

Comparisons have

1:14:301:14:34

been drawn when it comes to this

summit with President Obama's

1:14:341:14:39

administration and its work with

Iran when it came to nuclear issues.

1:14:391:14:43

Is that a fair comparison? I think

it is fair in so far that both of

1:14:431:14:49

them, North Korea has nuclear

weapons and Iran wanted to develop

1:14:491:14:55

them. --. But there were

differences. North Korea has

1:14:551:15:02

actually mastered the technology, it

already has nuclear weapons, so it

1:15:021:15:05

is targeting position is stronger

than Iran. And secondly, this

1:15:051:15:09

process is being driven by two

bilaterals. North Korea and South

1:15:091:15:15

Korea, and North Korea and the US.

It is not a multi- culture --

1:15:151:15:23

multilateral senior with many

countries. We will see these two

1:15:231:15:26

leaders meeting face-to-face. It

also means there are more prospects

1:15:261:15:30

of failure if something goes wrong

during this meeting.

Certainly

1:15:301:15:34

something the world will be

watching. Thank you for speaking to

1:15:341:15:37

us.

1:15:371:15:38

You are watching

Breakfast from BBC News.

1:15:381:15:42

The main stories this morning: 180

troops have been brought

1:15:421:15:45

in to assist police

after the attempted murder

1:15:451:15:47

of a former Russian spy

and his daughter in Salisbury.

1:15:471:15:52

President Trump has reaffirmed that

a deal with North Korea is very much

1:15:521:15:55

in the making, after agreeing

to meet Kim Jong-un.

1:15:551:15:59

Also coming up in the programme:

We will be looking back at nearly

1:15:591:16:03

seven decades of the NME,

as the iconic music magazine

1:16:031:16:06

prints its last issue.

1:16:061:16:14

I was thinking about NME this

morning, I never bought it, but it

1:16:191:16:26

always seemed to be for the cool

kids.

Yes, I used to bet all the

1:16:261:16:31

time.

Morning, Louise. -- by it all

the

1:16:311:16:36

time.

Morning, Louise. -- by it all

the time. Good morning, everybody.

1:16:361:16:41

Milder for many of us, starting with

this arc of yellow across the

1:16:411:16:45

country denoting that the mild air

tucking in behind the wet weather. I

1:16:451:16:49

know there is some rain out there,

but it is heading further north, and

1:16:491:16:52

that is good news for Scotland,

Northern Ireland and northern

1:16:521:16:55

England where it has been pretty

cold in the last few days. And the

1:16:551:16:59

wet weather will go with it,

unfortunately. One band of rain

1:16:591:17:03

clearing the far north, another

showery behind it. If we get rakes

1:17:031:17:07

in the cloud and sunshine,

temperatures are likely to respond.

1:17:071:17:10

The rain fairly persistent across

northern England, and Scotland. A

1:17:101:17:14

window of fine weather behind

through northern England and in the

1:17:141:17:17

east Anglia, and that could allow

those temperatures to climb. Either

1:17:171:17:21

middle of the afternoon it is more

likely to be wet snow to the high

1:17:211:17:25

ground in Scotland. We are not too

concerned about that as the mild air

1:17:251:17:30

starts to kick in. Temperatures in

double digits were Northern Ireland,

1:17:301:17:33

despite the rain. A similar story in

northern England but you can see it

1:17:331:17:37

getting a little bit more showery

into the afternoon. If the cloud

1:17:371:17:41

breaks and we get the sunshine

coming through, temperatures will be

1:17:411:17:45

around 13 to 15 degrees. Not too

bad, especially in comparison to

1:17:451:17:48

this time last week. The rain will

continue to push its way steadily

1:17:481:17:53

north, behind it clearer skies.

Because it is damp and with light

1:17:531:17:56

winds, we could be mist and fog

forming, especially across central

1:17:561:17:59

and eastern areas. If that happens

the fob could be slow to clear, so

1:17:591:18:03

it could be a murky old start for

Mother's Day, for those who may have

1:18:031:18:07

forgotten. A foggy start first thing

for some. The fog will lift and we

1:18:071:18:13

will see some dry weather, a few

showers into the south-west, some of

1:18:131:18:17

them heavy and thundery better

afternoon across northern England,

1:18:171:18:21

Scotland and Northern Ireland,

perhaps the rain lingering into the

1:18:211:18:25

Northern Isles. But look at this,

double digits. Nine to 12 degrees. I

1:18:251:18:29

wanted to show you that we had a

Weather Watcher's picture sent in

1:18:291:18:33

with an amazing aurora last night,

that is because of the clear skies

1:18:331:18:38

in Scotland. And there is the

potential to seeing the aurora again

1:18:381:18:41

tonight. The bright yellow denotes a

greater chance of seeing the aurora,

1:18:411:18:45

but its bills down into the extreme

north of Scotland, so for those

1:18:451:18:49

lucky few, get out with the camera

or just go out and enjoy it.

1:18:491:18:53

Fines for drivers who stray

into cycle boxes at traffic lights,

1:18:531:18:56

or knock people off their bikes

by opening car doors without looking

1:18:561:19:00

- just two suggestions

the Government is looking at to make

1:19:001:19:03

roads safer for cyclists.

1:19:031:19:04

Jayne McCubbin has been to talking

to those who take to road on two

1:19:041:19:08

wheels, to find out

how safe they feel.

1:19:081:19:16

Do you feel safe when you are on the

bike?

1:19:201:19:22

Depends on where I am.

1:19:521:19:53

If I am riding near where I live,

in sale, then yes.

1:19:531:19:57

In the city centre?

1:19:571:19:58

No.

1:19:581:19:58

I think the problem is the cyclists

and motorists are equally to blame

1:19:581:20:02

and equally culpable, yes.

1:20:021:20:03

They are both as bad as each other,

and I cycle and I drive

1:20:031:20:06

for a living.

1:20:061:20:07

Being both a car driver

and a cyclist I am

1:20:071:20:10

respectful.

1:20:101:20:10

Some cyclists cycle a bit

inconsiderately themselves.

I think

1:20:101:20:13

a lot of motorists are very

impatient with cyclists, and I think

1:20:131:20:16

even taxi drivers are very impatient

with cyclists. I think is a cyclist

1:20:161:20:20

you feel quite vulnerable.

I think

rather than find them, it is an

1:20:201:20:23

education thing and getting people

to see both sides of things.

1:20:231:20:26

So there are some thoughts from

cyclists about the issues between

1:20:261:20:29

motorists and cyclists on the roads.

1:20:291:20:31

In a separate review,

the Government is acknowledging

1:20:311:20:33

cyclists that can also pose

a danger on the roads,

1:20:331:20:36

and is considering bringing

in a new offence of death

1:20:361:20:38

by dangerous cycling.

1:20:381:20:39

Let's speak now to Matt Briggs,

whose wife, Kim, was knocked over

1:20:391:20:42

and killed by a cyclist,

and Roger Geffen from Cycling UK.

1:20:421:20:45

What do you make of these latest

proposals? Of course, you have felt

1:20:451:20:49

first-hand the impact of careless

cyclist. Of course, with the tragic

1:20:491:20:54

accident that your wife endure it.

Good morning, thank you for having

1:20:541:20:59

me on. Yes, I think the package of

reforms which was announced

1:20:591:21:03

yesterday, or proposed reforms, at

the heart of it for me was the... I

1:21:031:21:08

guess the first official, legal

acknowledgement in the report that

1:21:081:21:11

there is a gap in the law, as I had

highlighted, and others before me

1:21:111:21:15

have highlighted, and a

recommendation to bring forward laws

1:21:151:21:20

of causing death by dangerous

cycling, and causing serious injury

1:21:201:21:26

by the same.

Did you want to explain

a little bit more, that gap in the

1:21:261:21:31

law which Matt is talking about,

just to expand on a little bit.

Matt

1:21:311:21:36

makes the perfectly reasonable point

that, in seeking a better alignment

1:21:361:21:40

between cycling offences and

motoring offences, we have no

1:21:401:21:43

disagreement on that point. The

question is how is it done? And the

1:21:431:21:47

reason that isn't straightforward is

because the legal framework on

1:21:471:21:50

motoring offences is itself

horrendously flawed, leading to huge

1:21:501:21:55

inconsistencies, with hundreds, if

not thousands, of road crash

1:21:551:21:59

victims, many of them suffer

additional massive distress when the

1:21:591:22:05

legal system fails to address their

cases with anything like the gravity

1:22:051:22:11

that the offences require.

What is

the gap?

Well, the gap is that there

1:22:111:22:17

is no... There is an offence of

causing death by dangerous driving,

1:22:171:22:21

and now a fairly recent offence of

causing death by careless cycling,

1:22:211:22:28

sorry, dangerous and careless

driving, but not for cycling. And

1:22:281:22:31

the question is do we simply take

those definitions of careless and

1:22:311:22:35

dangerous cycling and copy and paste

them... Taken from driving, copy and

1:22:351:22:40

paste them in the cycling, because

at the moment, if that is all we

1:22:401:22:44

did, then all would we would be

doing is replicating serious flaws

1:22:441:22:48

which cause distress to the victims

of motoring offences. Cycling UK and

1:22:481:22:54

road users have been calling for a

much wider overhaul. If we brought

1:22:541:22:59

them into line with that, that would

work so much better. And I really do

1:22:591:23:03

hope that the government's review

will provide an opportunity for that

1:23:031:23:06

much wider review, because we have

long been overdue for it.

Mass, do

1:23:061:23:11

you want to pick up on some of these

issues for us. This is so close to

1:23:111:23:15

your heart, and obviously Roger

knows this story inside out. On the

1:23:151:23:19

outside looking in, it seems like

there is a commonsense element --

1:23:191:23:22

Matt. If you are doing some in

dangerous on the road, whether you

1:23:221:23:26

are in a bicycle or a car, there

should be a framework from which

1:23:261:23:30

everyone works.

Yes, Roger speaks to

the wider issue, and he is clearly

1:23:301:23:34

an expert on that, and I am always

very careful to speak about what I

1:23:341:23:38

know, and my experience, and my

experience was that, a week after my

1:23:381:23:43

wife was killed, I took a phone call

from the police to say, we feel

1:23:431:23:47

there has been criminal wrongdoing,

but we effectively have nothing to

1:23:471:23:50

charge the defendant with. And that

is quite a shock in 2016, as it was

1:23:501:23:57

then, in a sort of well ordered

society. And the only thing... It

1:23:571:24:01

took 18 months, and the only thing

they could charge with was the 1861

1:24:011:24:05

act, the manslaughter issue was

quite unique. I think Roger does

1:24:051:24:11

talk to a wider issue on our roads.

We all share imperfect streets,

1:24:111:24:15

imperfect roads, and I would always

urge people to do it with a bit more

1:24:151:24:20

civility. We have to look out for

each other. I would just like to see

1:24:201:24:24

a parity here, so that death by

dangerous cycling, causing serious

1:24:241:24:28

injury, which is probably the one

which will be used far more often,

1:24:281:24:33

is on the statute books.

How long

will this take, Roger?

One of the

1:24:331:24:37

difficulties we have here is that

Brexit is taking so much of the

1:24:371:24:42

government's attention that finding

time for this is difficult. It was

1:24:421:24:48

promised tours by government as long

ago as 2014, and then they went cold

1:24:481:24:53

on the issue. We really do need to

get that wider review of road

1:24:531:24:57

traffic laws, and there are so many

other changes to road traffic laws

1:24:571:25:00

that need to be made while we're at

it. But I hope that this cycling

1:25:001:25:04

safety review will look at other

things, as well as the laws. It also

1:25:041:25:08

needs to look at the safer design of

street and junctions, it needs to

1:25:081:25:13

look at safer design of lorries, why

do the lorry drivers have so much

1:25:131:25:17

harder time seeing cyclists and

pedestrians than buses? We need

1:25:171:25:23

better driver education, as well as

backing that up a good enforcement

1:25:231:25:28

of road traffic law for all road

users. We are not in the business of

1:25:281:25:33

defending irresponsible cycling. We

want to see more as well at safer

1:25:331:25:37

walking as well cycling as a result

of this review.

And Matt, clearly

1:25:371:25:41

given what happened to your wife,

the legislation is hugely important.

1:25:411:25:46

I just wonder, on a personal note,

given what happened to your family,

1:25:461:25:50

what do you see when you look... You

use the roads, what do you see day

1:25:501:25:55

by day that kind of colour is the

way you think about the relationship

1:25:551:26:00

between cyclists and motorists?

Well, it does seem to be... I have

1:26:001:26:06

lived in London since I was 18, and

there does seem to be a degree of

1:26:061:26:13

ill temper between all road users,

which I think is something that we

1:26:131:26:18

do need to address. And I get the

point. Cyclists get berated for when

1:26:181:26:23

they jump red lights and behave in

an antisocial manner, but that is

1:26:231:26:28

because they are very visible. Motor

drivers do the same, they look at

1:26:281:26:32

their phones and they text while

they are driving, but it is less

1:26:321:26:35

visible. So I think there is a point

to be made for all road users to

1:26:351:26:40

treat each other with a degree of

civility. But I would say, and I

1:26:401:26:44

would come back to the fact that

there should be a legal parity, and

1:26:441:26:47

a clear legal framework for when

things go wrong. It is more and more

1:26:471:26:51

people are cycling, that is

fantastic honour but with that comes

1:26:511:26:54

a concomitant increase in risk. What

I am saying is that when things do

1:26:541:27:00

go wrong, there should be before

anything else and effective legal

1:27:001:27:03

remedy.

Thank you for your time this

morning, I really appreciate that.

1:27:031:27:10

And Roger, thank you for joining us

as well. Thank you for your

1:27:101:27:15

comments. Jan has said she doesn't

feel safe on the pavement or parts

1:27:151:27:19

due to cyclists, and when they don't

use bells to warn they are

1:27:191:27:22

overtaking you. Some also say as

motorists, we have to take a

1:27:221:27:28

mandatory roadtest, and I think

cyclists should have to take some

1:27:281:27:31

form of test. And we will follow

with interest what happens with the

1:27:311:27:35

review as to what the government may

or may not do in terms of

1:27:351:27:40

legislation.

1:27:401:27:41

More often than not after a baby

is born, the umbilical cord

1:27:411:27:44

is thrown away, and along with it

a vital source of blood stem cells.

1:27:441:27:48

This blood can be a lifeline

for people with genetic disorders

1:27:481:27:51

and cancers like leukaemia,

but there has been a steady decline

1:27:511:27:54

in donations since 2014.

1:27:541:27:55

Steph has been finding out more.

1:27:551:27:57

Now, when it comes to having a baby,

donating the placenta is probably

1:27:571:28:01

not something you have given much

thought. But it is exactly what

1:28:011:28:05

actress and my mate Kelly surely

did. So why did you decide to donate

1:28:051:28:11

cord blood?

I found out that lots of

places end up just chucking the cord

1:28:111:28:17

a way, and these people actually

keep the cord blood and they can

1:28:171:28:23

harvest it for stem cells for use

with blood cancer. So I had a boy

1:28:231:28:28

and a girl, and the two centres, and

we think that Louis was a match for

1:28:281:28:33

somebody, which was really, really

amazing.

Here's a little legend,

1:28:331:28:37

Louis, and Perl is. Only ten

hospitals in the UK, like this one,

1:28:371:28:43

have a dedicated team of cord

collectors like Zoe, who is on hand

1:28:431:28:47

to help mothers donate. So Zoe, this

is where you collect the cord, isn't

1:28:471:28:52

it? It is a bit much to show on

telly, but explain what happens.

So

1:28:521:28:57

once we have got the placenta, we

bring the placenta repair and carry

1:28:571:29:00

out a collection. We insert the

needle into the cord and drain as

1:29:001:29:04

much blood from the placenta. The

placenta is rich in stem cells, so

1:29:041:29:08

the blood that we do collect from it

can be used to transplant.

So if you

1:29:081:29:13

don't collect these placentas, they

just get chucked away?

It does, it

1:29:131:29:16

only gets thrown in the bin. So we

have record collection from what we

1:29:161:29:20

have just collected, that is the

blood we had just collected, and

1:29:201:29:23

that is the blood we take from the

placenta.

Said it had literally just

1:29:231:29:28

come from the woman's body.

It has.

So what happens now?

It gets tested

1:29:281:29:34

to see if there is stem cells in,

and once that is done we determine

1:29:341:29:38

if it is good enough or translate.

Of course, it is a decision every

1:29:381:29:42

family has to make for themselves.

We popped in to see this woman just

1:29:421:29:46

before her Caesarean to ask why she

is going to donate.

So would my

1:29:461:29:50

first, I didn't even know about it,

I didn't see any posters and wasn't

1:29:501:29:54

told about it. And then with the

second, the midwife mentioned it at

1:29:541:29:58

one of my community midwife chats,

and then a lot of my friends who

1:29:581:30:01

were pregnant in Sunderland were

like, oh, that is amazing, how have

1:30:011:30:05

you done that? And we want to do it,

but then they couldn't because they

1:30:051:30:09

don't do it in Newcastle or

Sunderland.

It is a no-brainer for

1:30:091:30:14

me.

It is something I keep saying as

well, it has become a catchphrase.

1:30:141:30:18

It is a no-brainer.

Yes, totally.

But having dedicated collectors on

1:30:181:30:24

call 24/7 is costly. NHS Blood and

Transplant save East deliberately

1:30:241:30:27

target hospitals and communities

that often struggled to find a stem

1:30:271:30:32

cell match. Look, just a couple of

hours after we left, Sunny arrived,

1:30:321:30:38

and before he had opened his little

eyes, he had already done something

1:30:381:30:42

good in the world. Now, that is

worth reading about.

1:30:421:30:46

Stay with us.

1:30:461:30:47

Headlines coming up.

1:30:471:30:55

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

1:31:201:31:23

Stayt.

1:31:231:31:23

Good morning.

1:31:231:31:24

Here's a summary of today's main

stories from BBC News.

1:31:241:31:26

The Home Secretary will chair

a second meeting of the government's

1:31:261:31:29

emergency Cobra committee today,

as investigations continue

1:31:291:31:31

into the poisoning of

a former Russian spy.

1:31:311:31:34

Sergei Skripal and his daughter

Yulia are both in a serious

1:31:341:31:37

condition in hospital

in Salisbury after being exposed

1:31:371:31:39

to a nerve agent.

1:31:391:31:43

Specialist troops trained

in chemical warfare have been

1:31:431:31:45

deployed to the city.

1:31:451:31:50

The grave of Mr Skripal's wife,

who was buried in 2012,

1:31:501:31:53

and the memorial stone of his son,

who was cremated last year,

1:31:531:31:57

have been cordoned off.

1:31:571:32:05

Did that a deal is North Korea is

very much in the making, which he

1:32:051:32:09

says would be very good for the

world. -- President Trump has

1:32:091:32:13

tweeted that they'd deal with North

Korea. No sitting North Korean

1:32:131:32:17

leader has met with a US resident

before. -- president.

1:32:171:32:23

An 85-year-old man has died

while waiting in an Accident

1:32:231:32:25

and Emergency unit because of

"dangerous overcrowding," according

1:32:251:32:28

to a hospital boss.

1:32:281:32:29

The man suffered a cardiac arrest

while waiting to see a senior

1:32:291:32:32

consultant at Northampton

General Hospital.

1:32:321:32:33

A leaked email from the trust's

medical director describes his death

1:32:331:32:36

as "due entirely to dangerous

overcrowding in the department."

1:32:361:32:39

In a statement the hospital

said the long wait for

1:32:391:32:41

treatment was "unacceptable."

1:32:411:32:43

The National Rifle Association has

mounted a legal challenge to new gun

1:32:431:32:46

control measures in Florida drawn up

in the wake of a school shooting

1:32:461:32:50

last month which left

17 people dead.

1:32:501:32:52

It says the new law,

which will raise the legal age

1:32:521:32:55

to purchase firearms,

but also allows the training

1:32:551:32:57

and arming of school staff,

is unconstitutional.

1:32:571:33:05

Teachers in England could see

their workloads cut under proposals

1:33:051:33:07

being set out to David why

the education secretary.

1:33:071:33:10

He will tell a head teachers'

conference in Birmingham that long

1:33:101:33:13

working hours and too much red tape

have become a barrier to recruiting

1:33:131:33:16

and retaining staff.

1:33:161:33:18

For five successive years

recruitment targets for teaching

1:33:181:33:21

have been missed, and schools have

complained about the cost

1:33:211:33:24

and disruption involved

in hiring temps.

1:33:241:33:26

Later today, in his first speech

to heads and teachers since becoming

1:33:261:33:29

Education Secretary,

Damian Hinds says he will cut

1:33:291:33:31

teachers' workload in an attempt

to resolve a recruitment crisis

1:33:311:33:34

in England's schools.

1:33:341:33:35

He's been in the job just one day,

but he's not up to it,

1:33:351:33:39

and has already been

replaced by human resources.

1:33:391:33:41

'Flippy,' the burger-flipping robot

had been serving customers

1:33:411:33:43

at a restaurant in California,

in an attempt to replace human

1:33:431:33:46

cooks.

1:33:461:33:46

But he's out already.

1:33:461:33:47

Because he was just too

slow and couldn't turn

1:33:471:33:50

the burgers quickly enough.

1:33:501:33:52

He is not living up to his name. It

is a brutal world, the world of erg

1:33:521:33:57

are flipping. -- burger.

My guess is

that he could handle the flipping of

1:33:571:34:06

the burgers, but is he couldn't

handle the cheese.

I think that's

1:34:061:34:10

right. You will never finds a robot

replacing sports presenters.

I

1:34:101:34:16

didn't notice any difference in the

way you said that.

Do you know why a

1:34:161:34:21

robot couldn't do it? Sport is all

about excitement and emotion. Flippy

1:34:211:34:25

would never get excited about

Pyeongchang. Nearly night, it is

1:34:251:34:30

about her journey and all the

emotion. We talk to her On Breakfast

1:34:301:34:34

last year, in the Alps, she had a

concussion and she wasn't even sure

1:34:341:34:38

if she would be able to make the

Paralympics. But now she has won the

1:34:381:34:42

UK's first medal at a Winter

Olympics, -- at the Winter Olympics.

1:34:421:34:48

It could be the start of a medal

rush, not just for Britain,

1:34:481:34:52

but for Millie Knight

and her guide Brett Wilde =

1:34:521:34:55

because they still have four

events to compete in.

1:34:551:34:57

Let's get some reaction now

in Pyeongchang and speak

1:34:571:35:00

to our reporter Kate Gray.

1:35:001:35:01

Hi, Kate.

1:35:011:35:01

A great start for 19-year-old Millie

and a boost for the whole team.

1:35:011:35:05

It is about that journey, isn't it,

where she has come from to get the

1:35:051:35:09

medal?

Absolutely. It has been a

really tough journey. Last time they

1:35:091:35:12

were here in Pyeongchang she got

concussion, after crushing across

1:35:121:35:15

the line. So they have now come back

here and faced their demons and they

1:35:151:35:19

won a silver medal in the downhill,

the speed event, the toughest event.

1:35:191:35:23

They have got that silver medal, the

first medal for Great Britain in the

1:35:231:35:27

first medal event of this games.

They were over the moon. This is

1:35:271:35:30

what they said earlier.

It is

absolutely fantastic. This time last

1:35:301:35:33

year I sustained quite a severe

concussion on the slope, when I

1:35:331:35:36

crashed into the finish line. And to

now crossed the line today is a

1:35:361:35:40

Paralympic silver-medallist, it is

amazing.

Were you nervous at the

1:35:401:35:44

start? Was that going through your

mind at all?

I certainly was

1:35:441:35:48

nervous, but I guess that means I

care about it. The moment we

1:35:481:35:51

started, all the nerves went.

And

Brett, you were guiding her down the

1:35:511:35:58

mountain, but there were some

incidents with other athletes?

Yes,

1:35:581:36:01

it was quite challenging to rain.

There was no proper point where you

1:36:011:36:05

could rest. The conditions were

hard. We had a game plan and we

1:36:051:36:09

stuck to it. We are glad that we are

back in the next.

Is there a slight

1:36:091:36:14

disappointment that it was not a

gold medal?

Definitely not. With the

1:36:141:36:17

season we had, it has been quite a

frustrating season. We haven't been

1:36:171:36:21

getting the results we wanted. And

for me, coming back from concussion

1:36:211:36:25

was difficult. This is the highest

result we have had all season. And

1:36:251:36:30

so for it to come at the Paralympic

Games is wonderful.

Clearly very

1:36:301:36:35

happy. They will be competing in the

Super G tomorrow, another tough

1:36:351:36:43

event. They will be up against

teammates Kelly Gallagher and Millie

1:36:431:36:49

-- Mena Fitzpatrick. Great Britain

is against the world champions

1:36:491:36:54

Norway in the wheelchair curling

today. It is a highly contested

1:36:541:36:57

event. They are currently leading,

they took the lead early on and they

1:36:571:37:03

are now going into the final end.

Team GB currently leads 4-2. Very

1:37:031:37:06

tight. We will keep you updated. As

you can tell, Team GB is off to a

1:37:061:37:13

great start on the first day of the

Paralympic Games.

Yes, one down, and

1:37:131:37:17

what is it, six to ten medals that

they want? Plenty of time for those.

1:37:171:37:23

And well done for coping with that

lost three wind, up high on the

1:37:231:37:27

mountain in Pyeongchang. -- blustery

wind.

1:37:271:37:33

Now in the last few hours,

victory for England's cricketers.

1:37:331:37:36

Jonny Bairstow hit a century,

as England beat New Zealand by 7

1:37:361:37:39

wickets in Christchurch to win

the one-day series, 3-2.

1:37:391:37:42

Chris Woakes bowled

brilliantly, taking 3-32.

1:37:421:37:43

Adil Rashid also claimed three

wickets as the Black Caps,

1:37:431:37:46

were bowled out for 223 and England

reached their target with the loss

1:37:461:37:49

of just 3 wickets.

1:37:491:37:53

The Six Nations Championship

could be decided today.

1:37:531:37:57

If results go their way,

Ireland will take the title.

1:37:571:38:00

They're the only side that

can do the Grand Slam,

1:38:001:38:03

winning every match -

and if they beat Scotland and take

1:38:031:38:06

a bonus point, England must do

the same in France to take

1:38:061:38:09

the championship

to the final weekend.

1:38:091:38:11

We just need to make sure

that we play from the first minute

1:38:111:38:15

and that we don't let any

distractions or any little things

1:38:151:38:18

or even a dropped ball

in the warmup, or the bus breaking

1:38:181:38:21

down, or anything left

field like that, but that

1:38:211:38:23

doesn't catch us.

1:38:231:38:24

This game is all about experience.

1:38:241:38:32

So, they are up against a Scotland

team full of confidence

1:38:321:38:35

after beating England.

1:38:351:38:36

Scotland are not actually

out of the running yet.

1:38:361:38:38

They are third on the table.

1:38:381:38:42

Victory for Scotland would mean

a whole new selection

1:38:421:38:45

of permutations.

1:38:451:38:48

If we want to challenge

for the title we need

1:38:481:38:51

to win this game.

1:38:511:38:52

They are going well.

1:38:521:38:57

They are a very good side.

1:38:571:39:00

So it will be a huge test for us,

one which we have to meet head-on.

1:39:001:39:08

So, today, as we speak, three teams

could win the championship?

1:39:091:39:13

Absolutely. If Scotland win against

Ireland, they are still in the

1:39:131:39:17

running. England would at least know

what they need to do, because they

1:39:171:39:20

will know the island score by the

time they kick off in Paris. The

1:39:201:39:24

problem for England is that they

might have to score four tries and

1:39:241:39:28

pick up a bonus point. Their boss

says he will not be rolling the

1:39:281:39:32

dice.

1:39:321:39:32

I'm not a gambler.

1:39:321:39:33

I'm not a speculator.

1:39:331:39:34

The only thing I need to worry

about is catching England to beat

1:39:341:39:37

France.

1:39:371:39:39

That's the only thing

we can control.

1:39:391:39:40

We play really well,

we get a bonus point.

1:39:401:39:42

We don't play well, we get beaten.

1:39:421:39:44

We play above average,

we win the game.

1:39:441:39:47

Manchester City may be flying ahead

in the Premier League title

1:39:471:39:50

but the fight for second place

is warming up nicely.

1:39:501:39:52

Two of the contenders meet

at lunchtime, with Manchester United

1:39:521:39:55

facing Liverpool at Old Trafford.

1:39:551:39:56

They played out a goalless draw

when they last met back in October,

1:39:561:40:00

with United's defence tying

Liverpool's attack in knots.

1:40:001:40:02

It is not a battle of

systems or philosophies.

1:40:021:40:04

It is two very good football

teams facing each other.

1:40:041:40:08

When they are attacking,

I hope all my players

1:40:081:40:10

are involved in defending.

1:40:101:40:12

If we are parking the bus in that

moment, we park the bus,

1:40:121:40:15

I have no problem with that.

1:40:151:40:23

In the Scottish Premiership,

we have Rangers against Celtic

1:40:251:40:28

in the Old Firm derby tomorrow.

1:40:281:40:29

Last night, Hibernian moved 12

points clear of Hearts with a 2-0

1:40:291:40:33

win at Easter Road.

1:40:331:40:34

Hibs are now just a point behind

third-placed Aberdeen.

1:40:341:40:38

British number one Johanna Konta

said defeat in the second

1:40:381:40:40

round at Indian Wells was one

of the tougher losses of her career.

1:40:401:40:44

She lost in straight sets

to 18-year-old Marketa Vondrousova,

1:40:441:40:46

ranked 54th in the world.

1:40:461:40:48

Konta has won only eight matches

since she reached the semi-finals

1:40:481:40:51

at Wimbledon last summer.

1:40:511:40:59

Rory McIlroy's Masters preparations

suffered a setback after another

1:41:001:41:02

poor round at the Valspar

Championship in Florida.

1:41:021:41:04

He won't be back for the weekend

after carding a 73 to finish

1:41:041:41:08

on five over par.

1:41:081:41:09

Meanwhile Tiger Woods is two shots

off the pace after a round of 68.

1:41:091:41:13

Canada's Corey Conners

leads on six under par.

1:41:131:41:15

The continuing controversy

surrounding Team Sky doesn't seem

1:41:151:41:16

So in less than a month's time the

Commonwealth Games begin in

1:41:201:41:24

Australia. All the countries will be

sending out their teams to the Gold

1:41:241:41:29

Coast.

Are you going?

Yes. I know.

Very lucky.

I heard a rumour you

1:41:291:41:35

will be doing the sports bulletins

from the beach?

Yes, every morning,

1:41:351:41:39

from Wednesday the fourth of April,

until it ends, we will be bringing

1:41:391:41:43

you the sport bulletins from the

beach of the Gold Coast.

What is

1:41:431:41:51

sports presenter attire when

presenting a bulletin from the

1:41:511:41:53

beach?

Linen, apparently. Lots of

linen. Pastel shades, I think.

1:41:531:41:58

Anyway, look. In the lead up to

these games I have been meeting some

1:41:581:42:04

of the athletes and the medal hopes

from some of the home nations. --

1:42:041:42:07

all of the home nations.

1:42:071:42:09

This week I've been to Wales to meet

an extraordinary table tennis player

1:42:091:42:12

who's only 11.

1:42:121:42:13

Your first year at secondary school

is a big step in life.

1:42:131:42:16

But maybe not if you're Anna,

who at the age of 11

1:42:161:42:20

is about to represent her country

on the other side of the world,

1:42:201:42:23

and at the same time,

rewrite the history books.

1:42:231:42:26

MUSIC.

1:42:261:42:32

Now, these pictures

haven't been sped up.

1:42:321:42:35

This is how good Anna is.

1:42:351:42:38

At school, in her lunch hour,

she doesn't give anybody a chance,

1:42:381:42:42

as she builds up to competing

at the senior Commonwealth Games in

1:42:421:42:45

Australia.

1:42:451:42:49

It's really good, it's exciting.

1:42:491:42:50

I am a bit nervous.

1:42:501:42:51

Seeing new countries,

and making new friends.

1:42:511:42:56

It is mesmerising watching Anna,

who just remember, only recently

1:42:561:42:59

graduated primary school

and has already graduated

1:42:591:43:01

to the Commonwealth games,

thought to be the youngest athlete

1:43:011:43:04

in history to do so.

1:43:041:43:05

No shame, John!

1:43:051:43:11

It is breathtaking how fast

years, it is remarkable.

1:43:111:43:14

We're very lucky as a school

to have her here.

1:43:141:43:17

I think she's going to do her school

proud and do Wales proud as well.

1:43:171:43:25

She's really nice and we didn't know

at first that she was this good

1:43:271:43:31

when we were in primary,

it's really amazing how she is just

1:43:311:43:34

11 years old and she beats

all the adult players.

1:43:341:43:39

Anna started playing table

tennis when she was five

1:43:391:43:41

and because there are not enough

players of her standard in Wales,

1:43:411:43:45

she has recently spent time training

in China against the best

1:43:451:43:48

in the world.

1:43:481:43:50

OK, I'm very nervous about this.

1:43:501:43:56

This humiliation is the result

of most of Anna's gains.

1:43:561:43:58

This is what she's going to try

to do to all those...

1:43:581:44:06

That spin!

1:44:071:44:09

Look at that!

1:44:091:44:14

This is what Anna will be doing,

I'm sure, to many senior players

1:44:141:44:20

on the Gold Coast.

1:44:201:44:21

You have to be really fast.

1:44:211:44:27

Spin!

1:44:271:44:28

That is crazy.

1:44:281:44:30

Sorry.

1:44:301:44:33

You have to be, like,

thinking quick, which ball you're

1:44:331:44:36

going to hit, what you are going

to do, plan it before

1:44:361:44:39

you play your point and then

you rest for three seconds and then

1:44:391:44:43

you play again.

1:44:431:44:44

Just think about it.

1:44:441:44:48

Anna now spends over three hours

a day perfecting her shots

1:44:481:44:51

because she wants to show the world

she is not going to the Gold Coast

1:44:511:44:55

just for the experience.

1:44:551:44:57

I'm going there to try to win.

1:44:571:45:00

What would it mean to get a medal?

1:45:001:45:07

It would mean a lot.

1:45:071:45:09

There's no pressure,

you just have to play your best.

1:45:091:45:12

It is going to be big. I saw some

videos of last time. So many people!

1:45:121:45:19

What a talent, at 11 years of age.

Brilliant.

And she is beating all

1:45:191:45:24

the under 18s across Wales. Now she

is taking on the world.

1:45:241:45:28

Here is Louise with a look

at this morning's weather.

1:45:281:45:30

Here is Louise with a look

at this morning's weather.

1:45:301:45:33

It looks from that picture that we

will have a little bit more warmth

1:45:331:45:39

today.

A little bit. Do you remember

just a week ago we were talking

1:45:391:45:43

about the beast from the east, and

we had dark blue across the country?

1:45:431:45:47

We have the spark of yellow which

means the milder air pushing in from

1:45:471:45:51

the south. There is some rain to go

with it as well, so if you are

1:45:511:45:55

heading off to watch your kids play

rugby or football this morning, it

1:45:551:45:59

will be pretty soggy underfoot. Wet

Cat times as well. Because of these

1:45:591:46:02

weather fronts which a crossing tied

into this area of low pressure. One

1:46:021:46:06

moving its way into Scotland as we

speak, another one pushing into the

1:46:061:46:10

south-west. Sandwiched between the

two there will be a little bit of

1:46:101:46:14

brightness, not a bad start across

Wales, the Midlands, down into the

1:46:141:46:17

south-east at the moment, but more

showery rain heading in your

1:46:171:46:21

direction. The rain as it pushes its

way steadily north into Scotland

1:46:211:46:24

will contain little bit of wet,

sleet and snow, but milder air is

1:46:241:46:28

starting to dig in behind it. So it

we are not too worried about that,

1:46:281:46:32

but it will be a wet afternoon for

much of Scotland. The same for

1:46:321:46:36

Northern Ireland, and here is the

next band of rain, albeit showery.

1:46:361:46:40

Because it is showery, if we get

decent breaks and sunshine coming

1:46:401:46:44

through, temperatures will respond.

13 to 15 degrees quite widely, and

1:46:441:46:48

if we get over 15 degrees, it will

be the warmest day of the year so

1:46:481:46:52

far. A little ray of sunshine for

you this Saturday. That rain will

1:46:521:47:05

push its way steadily north and

linger in the Northern Isles.

1:47:131:47:16

Elsewhere, clear skies and lighter

winds through the night will allow

1:47:161:47:19

some fog to form, and some of that

will be a little bit of a nuisance

1:47:191:47:23

I'm afraid for your Sunday morning,

especially in sheltered eastern

1:47:231:47:26

areas. Be prepared for a murky old

Mother's Day morning. Hopefully that

1:47:261:47:29

fog will lift and conditions will

improve. We are likely to see some

1:47:291:47:33

showers in the south-west, some of

them will be heavy and possibly

1:47:331:47:36

thundery. The best of the drier

weather will be further north, but

1:47:361:47:39

generally speaking those

temperatures widely into double

1:47:391:47:41

digits for all. The last time we had

double digits in Scotland way back

1:47:411:47:45

on 20 fabric, so it looks as though

things could certainly be a lot

1:47:451:47:49

worse this weekend. -- 20 February.

1:47:491:47:50

We will be back with

the headlines at 8am.

1:47:501:47:53

But first, it is time

for Newswatch, with Samira Ahmed.

1:47:531:47:55

But first, it is time

for Newswatch, with Samira Ahmed.

1:47:551:47:55

Hello and welcome to Newswatch,

with me, Samira Ahmed.

1:47:551:47:58

The attempted murder of a double

agent on British soil -

1:47:581:48:01

did BBC News report it

proportionately and fairly?

1:48:011:48:03

And was the Oscars ceremony

an excuse for trivial gushing over

1:48:031:48:06

celebrities, or a welcome

dose of glamour?

1:48:061:48:11

The week began with some news that

could have come from a John le Carre

1:48:111:48:15

novel, described here at the top

of Monday's News at Ten by Fiona

1:48:151:48:19

Bruce.

1:48:191:48:20

A former Russian spy is critical

in hospital after a suspected

1:48:201:48:23

poisoning in Salisbury.

1:48:231:48:24

Sergei Skripal, convicted of spying

on Russia for the UK,

1:48:241:48:27

has been living in Britain

for nearly eight years.

1:48:271:48:29

Police in protective clothing have

sealed the area after the Russian

1:48:291:48:32

and a young woman were found

unconscious on a bench.

1:48:321:48:35

We'll bring you the latest,

as police and doctors race

1:48:351:48:38

to establish if this is another

example of a Russian being poisoned

1:48:381:48:41

on UK soil.

1:48:411:48:44

That last suggestion of Russian

involvement was examined many times

1:48:441:48:47

during the week, but without any

conclusive proof being put forward,

1:48:471:48:50

and that prompted one Twitter

user to complain that...

1:48:501:48:58

Evidence of Russian involvement

wasn't the only thing lacking.

1:49:031:49:06

Despite plenty of airtime

being devoted to the story,

1:49:061:49:09

actual news developments

were slow to emerge.

1:49:091:49:11

A viewer called John e-mailed...

1:49:111:49:17

Meanwhile, Mike Barnes had

a different point to make.

1:49:271:49:30

If some thought there should be

a presumption of innocence

1:49:531:49:56

for Russia over the nerve agent

attack, then for others,

1:49:561:49:58

the same was true

of Bradley Wiggins.

1:49:581:50:00

The Olympic gold-medal-winning

cyclist was found by a House

1:50:001:50:03

of Commons Select Committee

on Monday to have crossed an ethical

1:50:031:50:06

line in taking asthma drugs

to enhance his performance.

1:50:061:50:10

Richard Conway reported on the story

for the News at Six.

1:50:101:50:14

He's a sporting icon,

a Tour de France winner,

1:50:141:50:17

and Britain's most

decorated Olympian.

1:50:171:50:19

But a damning report has accused

Sir Bradley Wiggins of unethical

1:50:191:50:22

behaviour over his use of drugs that

MPs say were taken to boost

1:50:221:50:25

performance, and not

just for medical need.

1:50:251:50:32

John Sheffield got in

touch with us to say...

1:50:321:50:35

Now, the main purpose of BBC News

is to inform its audience,

1:51:001:51:03

but is there such a thing

as too much information?

1:51:031:51:08

That is the charge that's been made

over the past week by viewers

1:51:081:51:11

of the BBC News Channel,

some of whom were watching

1:51:111:51:14

the Prime Minister's speech

about Brexit last Friday,

1:51:141:51:16

and found their eyes drawn

to the right side of the screen,

1:51:161:51:19

as we look at it.

1:51:191:51:21

We are clear that, as we leave

the EU, free movement of people

1:51:211:51:24

will come to an end,

and we will control the number

1:51:241:51:27

of people who come to

live in our country.

1:51:271:51:30

But UK citizens will still want

to work and study in EU countries,

1:51:301:51:33

just as EU citizens will want

to do the same here.

1:51:331:51:38

There's quite a lot going

on on the screen there,

1:51:381:51:40

the "breaking news" banner

with the description

1:51:401:51:43

of what Theresa May is saying,

the scrolling ticker below that,

1:51:431:51:45

summarising other news stories,

tweets reacting to the speech,

1:51:451:51:48

oh, and the speech itself.

1:51:481:51:51

Susan Rowe was one of those

who found it all too much.

1:51:511:51:54

The live speech reaction panel

on the right-hand side

1:51:541:51:57

of the screen, with random comments

from journalists and political

1:51:571:51:59

commentators, rendered it almost

impossible to concentrate

1:51:591:52:01

on the contents of the speech.

1:52:011:52:06

There was already comment

at the bottom of the screen.

1:52:061:52:08

Please give the British public

the chance to listen and watch

1:52:081:52:13

without being constantly

interrupted by random comments

1:52:131:52:15

from all and sundry,

which pretty much repeat

1:52:151:52:17

each other anyway.

1:52:171:52:25

The practice of splitting the screen

in this way is also used

1:52:301:52:33

during the live broadcast

of Prime Minister's Questions,

1:52:331:52:35

and last week James Turner objected

to the presence of this tweet

1:52:351:52:38

from Carrie Symonds,

who was the Conservative Party's

1:52:381:52:41

director of communications,

a fact not made clear on air.

1:52:411:52:46

And, after this week's PMQs

Adrian David also thought...

1:52:461:52:53

Do let us know what you think

of those tweets appearing on screen.

1:53:021:53:05

Added value, or just a distraction?

1:53:051:53:07

If you think it's the latter,

you may like to know that

1:53:071:53:10

Prime Minister's Question Time is

shown not just on the News Channel,

1:53:101:53:14

but also on BBC Two,

where it appears full-frame,

1:53:141:53:16

without tweets running

along the side.

1:53:161:53:19

There will be details of how

to contact us at the end

1:53:191:53:22

of the programme.

1:53:221:53:26

Sunday night saw the big night

of the year for the film industry.

1:53:261:53:29

Some love watching the Oscars

for the glitz, the outfits,

1:53:291:53:32

or the drama.

1:53:321:53:35

For others, as we'll see,

the appeal is not so great.

1:53:351:53:38

For Breakfast on Monday morning,

Rebecca Jones was outside

1:53:381:53:40

the post-ceremony Vanity Fair

party, collaring some

1:53:401:53:42

of the night's winners.

1:53:421:53:43

Yes, morning everyone

from Hollywood.

1:53:431:53:45

And I have a Great British success

story here, and the headline

1:53:451:53:48

reads for itself.

1:53:481:53:49

From Hollyoaks to Hollywood.

1:53:491:53:50

I've got the winners of the best

short film for The Silent Child,

1:53:501:53:54

Rachel Shenton, Chris

Overton, from Britain!

1:53:541:53:55

Show us your Oscars.

1:53:551:53:56

Yes.

1:53:561:54:01

And they've already got your names,

already engraved on them.

1:54:011:54:06

David Baker also felt the BBC's news

values were wrong on Monday morning.

1:54:061:54:09

And Rosemary Smith agreed.

1:54:371:54:45

On Tuesday, BBC News reported

on calls from public health

1:54:551:54:58

officials for Britain

to go on a diet.

1:54:581:55:00

Health editor Hugh Pym set up

the numbers for the 6:00pm

1:55:001:55:03

and 10:00pm bulletins.

1:55:031:55:06

Here's the obesity problem.

1:55:061:55:08

A child's diet might include

breakfast with nearly 500 calories,

1:55:081:55:11

a packed lunch with more than 1,000,

an after-school snack at around 250,

1:55:111:55:14

and pasta and a pudding for dinner,

with more than 800 calories.

1:55:141:55:18

But that's nearly 600

above the recommended limit

1:55:181:55:20

for children, which is like eating

an extra meal a day.

1:55:201:55:28

Most television reports on obesity

like this one show footage

1:55:311:55:34

of the bodies, but not the faces,

of overweight members of the public.

1:55:341:55:37

One Newswatch viewer,

a medical doctor who preferred

1:55:371:55:41

to remain anonymous,

e-mailed us recently

1:55:411:55:43

with his thoughts

about that practice.

1:55:431:55:50

Hugh Pym was also on the air

on Thursday with some more

1:56:151:56:19

statistics about what has become

a familiar story this winter,

1:56:191:56:22

about cancelled non-urgent surgery

in English hospitals.

1:56:221:56:26

Figures out today reveal the scale

of the cancellations.

1:56:261:56:29

In December, there were nearly

27,000 fewer routine operations

1:56:291:56:31

carried out in England than the same

month a year earlier.

1:56:311:56:34

In January, there was

a drop of nearly 14,500.

1:56:341:56:40

And, for the most recent two-week

period, bed occupancy in hospitals

1:56:401:56:43

at more than 95% was

the highest this winter.

1:56:431:56:48

Steve Gordon wrote to

us with his reaction.

1:56:481:56:55

Finally, Andy Cross is a keen

watcher of BBC News programmes,

1:57:231:57:26

but has a frustration

he shared with us recently.

1:57:261:57:29

He recorded this video to explain.

1:57:291:57:32

Could you please explain the logic

of scheduling news programmes

1:57:321:57:35

at the same time on different

channels every night?

1:57:351:57:38

I watch the News at Ten on BBC One,

and then I'm invited to either

1:57:381:57:42

watch my local news or turn over

to Newsnight, starting at the same

1:57:421:57:45

time on BBC Two.

1:57:451:57:48

As someone who enjoys news

programmes, it's so frustrating

1:57:481:57:50

to have to either choose between two

programmes or record one for later,

1:57:501:57:54

especially as there's always

a taster of what's to come

1:57:541:57:56

on Newsnight given at

the end of the news.

1:57:561:58:00

Newsnight has testimonies

from the women at the centre.

1:58:001:58:08

If this is two competing channels,

I'd completely understand,

1:58:081:58:09

but they're both BBC.

1:58:091:58:10

To add insult to injury,

Question Time then competes

1:58:101:58:13

with Newsnight every

Thursday, as well.

1:58:131:58:18

Don't BBC One and BBC Two talk

to each other, and why only

1:58:181:58:22

on the later programming?

1:58:221:58:24

BBC Two offers an alternative

to the News at Six.

1:58:241:58:26

The later scheduling is a pain

to everyone, really.

1:58:261:58:29

If you like news programmes,

you can't watch them all,

1:58:291:58:32

and if you don't like news

programmes, you can't get

1:58:321:58:34

away from them.

1:58:341:58:36

It's very frustrating.

1:58:361:58:39

Thank you for that,

and to all of those who got in touch

1:58:391:58:42

with us this week.

1:58:421:58:43

We welcome all your opinions on BBC

News and current affairs

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And do have a look at our website,

where you can watch any programmes

1:59:001:59:04

we've made over the past year.

1:59:041:59:06

That's all from us.

1:59:061:59:07

We'll be back to hear your thoughts

about BBC News coverage

1:59:071:59:10

again next week.

1:59:101:59:11

Goodbye.

1:59:111:59:13

Hello, this is Breakfast, with

Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.

2:00:112:00:17

The attempted murder of a former

Russian spy and his daughter.

2:00:172:00:20

The government will hold a second

emergency meeting today.

2:00:202:00:22

Nearly 200 military experts

in chemical warfare have been

2:00:222:00:24

deployed to help the investigation.

2:00:242:00:30

Good morning, it's

Saturday 10th March.

2:00:402:00:42

Also this morning...

2:00:422:00:45

A deal "very much in the making" -

President Trump strikes a positive

2:00:452:00:51

tone over a potential meeting

with Kim Jong-un, but the White

2:00:512:00:54

but the White House says North Korea

must take "concrete steps"

2:00:542:00:57

before it can take place.

2:00:572:00:59

Tackling the recruitment crisis

in England's schools -

2:00:592:01:01

the Education secretary promises

to cut teachers' workloads.

2:01:012:01:05

In sport, a first medal for Britain

at the winter Paralympics.

2:01:052:01:07

And it's a silver for visually

impaired skier Millie Knight

2:01:072:01:11

and her guide Brett Wild

in the downhill skiing.

2:01:112:01:14

It's absolutely fantastic.

2:01:142:01:17

This time last year I sustained

quite a severe concussion on this

2:01:172:01:19

slope where I crashed

into the finish line.

2:01:192:01:23

And to now cross the line today,

as Paralympic silver

2:01:232:01:26

medallists, is amazing.

2:01:262:01:30

And Louise has the weather...

2:01:302:01:32

Good morning.

2:01:322:01:33

Some good news for this Saturday.

2:01:332:01:34

Mild for all of us,

but there will be some rain around.

2:01:342:01:37

More details on exactly

where coming up shortly.

2:01:372:01:41

First, our main story.

2:01:412:01:42

The Home Secretary will chair

a second meeting of the government's

2:01:422:01:46

emergency Cobra committee today,

as investigations continue

2:01:462:01:48

into the poisoning of

a former Russian spy.

2:01:482:01:51

Sergei Skripal and his daughter

Yulia are both in a serious

2:01:512:01:54

condition in hospital in Salisbury

after being exposed

2:01:542:01:56

to a nerve agent.

2:01:562:01:59

Specialist troops trained

in chemical warfare have been

2:01:592:02:01

deployed to the city,

as Andy Moore reports.

2:02:012:02:06

Driven away by the Army last night,

a police car possibly contaminated

2:02:062:02:09

by traces of nerve agent.

2:02:092:02:13

It had been parked outside

Salisbury Hospital.

2:02:132:02:17

During the day, military personnel

in protective gear had made it

2:02:172:02:20

ready for transportation.

2:02:202:02:22

This cemetery is another focus

of the investigation.

2:02:222:02:27

Sergei Skripal's wife is buried

here, and there's also

2:02:272:02:29

a memorial stone for his son.

2:02:292:02:31

Alexander's birthday was last week.

2:02:312:02:33

Yulia had flown in from Russia

to visit her father.

2:02:332:02:35

Did they both come here

to pay their respects

2:02:352:02:37

before they fell ill?

2:02:372:02:45

We're told Yulia is responding

better than her father

2:02:472:02:49

to medical treatment,

but they are both seriously ill.

2:02:492:02:51

Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey,

who was also exposed to the nerve

2:02:512:02:54

agent, is said to be

making good progress.

2:02:542:02:56

From the people of Salisbury,

there's some understandable anxiety,

2:02:562:02:58

but no sign of widespread fear.

2:02:582:03:02

We're concerned about public safety.

2:03:022:03:04

We've got two young sons who often

come into the centre.

2:03:042:03:07

So, you know, we want

it to be safe here.

2:03:072:03:11

If there have been no further cases

that we have been told about -

2:03:112:03:14

and I presume we would have been

told about - then we can only trust

2:03:142:03:18

the government and trust

the local authorities

2:03:182:03:19

that they are handling the case.

2:03:192:03:21

I don't feel worried.

2:03:212:03:22

I feel very safe in Salisbury.

2:03:222:03:24

I assume that everybody has

got it under control.

2:03:242:03:26

I just hope they get to the bottom

of it so we can actually find out

2:03:262:03:30

exactly what's been happening.

2:03:302:03:32

On Tuesday, the Defence Secretary

was just one of several senior

2:03:322:03:35

ministers to attend the first

meeting of Cobra dealing

2:03:352:03:37

with this attack.

2:03:372:03:38

This afternoon, there

will be a second meeting.

2:03:382:03:40

Senior counterterrorist

police officers will give

2:03:402:03:44

an update on the progress

of their investigation.

2:03:442:03:48

But very little information

is being shared with the public.

2:03:482:03:51

Andy Moore, BBC News.

2:03:512:03:56

Let's go to Salisbury now,

and our Home Affairs

2:03:562:03:58

Correspondent Dominic Casciani.

2:03:582:04:04

Bring us up to date with

developments. Troops are still on

2:04:042:04:06

the streets there.

Yes, not quite on

the streets, I presume overnight

2:04:062:04:15

they have been in their barracks and

having a hearty breakfast ahead of

2:04:152:04:19

what is probably going to be quite

challenging and full day for them.

2:04:192:04:22

Last night we saw the car removed

from the hospital, a police car, the

2:04:222:04:27

first of many vehicles are expected

be taken away. We think their next

2:04:272:04:31

focus could possibly be ambulances

that were used in first response

2:04:312:04:35

because of the possibility that they

are also contaminated with traces of

2:04:352:04:39

the nerve agent, or just as a

precautionary measure, it taken away

2:04:392:04:44

to decontaminate them. Police also

want the be our media, specialist

2:04:442:04:49

units with chemical warfare

training, to take away other objects

2:04:492:04:55

that might be of interest. I think

we saw the first sign of that. --

2:04:552:05:00

police also want the Army here. They

to the graveyard where Skripal's

2:05:002:05:07

wife and son have gravestones. They

took away a sealed yellow tub, which

2:05:072:05:16

may have been flowers, which they

left before they fell ill. There is

2:05:162:05:21

some military activity going on

through the day. The Zizzi pizza

2:05:212:05:28

rear behind the investigation is

behind large screens. Police will be

2:05:282:05:32

there for some time if they have put

up these semipermanent screens.

2:05:322:05:35

There is a lot of activity up at

Sergei Skripal's house. We expect to

2:05:352:05:40

see recovery work and items taken

away. As for the Cobra meeting, it's

2:05:402:05:44

really not clear whether or not the

Home Secretary will come out to say

2:05:442:05:48

anything new. I don't think we

should hold our breath to hear about

2:05:482:05:54

who did it and why they did it yet.

Dominic Casciani reporting from

2:05:542:05:57

Salisbury.

2:05:572:05:59

President Trump has tweeted that

a deal with North Korea is "very

2:05:592:06:02

much in the making",

which he said would be

2:06:022:06:04

very good for the world.

2:06:042:06:05

The White House says he won't meet

Kim Jong-un unless Pyongyang

2:06:052:06:08

takes concrete steps

to end its nuclear programme.

2:06:082:06:09

Our correspondent

Robin Brant is in Seoul.

2:06:092:06:11

What's the feeling in South Korea?

2:06:112:06:19

South Korea's leader is the man his

government engineered this meeting,

2:06:212:06:32

or certainly the agreement to the

meeting. He is hugely optimistic

2:06:322:06:34

about what might come from it.

Yesterday he referred to the

2:06:342:06:38

prospect of these two men sitting

down, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

2:06:382:06:43

as a miracle. He has described it as

a milestone on the road to realising

2:06:432:06:48

a peace agreement. That is before it

has even happen, before we have had

2:06:482:06:52

a time and place for the meeting.

And there is naturally as well, for

2:06:522:06:57

those who are more cynical and

realistic, they might say the chance

2:06:572:07:00

of anything substantial coming from

the meeting in the past, the North

2:07:002:07:05

Koreans have promised to freeze

their nuclear weapons and missile

2:07:052:07:09

programme, but go back on that when

they don't get what they want. In

2:07:092:07:14

terms of the message overnight from

Washington, after a startling

2:07:142:07:18

agreement from the president to sit

down with Kim Jong-un, it has been

2:07:182:07:21

confusing. On the one hand we have

the White House press secretary

2:07:212:07:25

saying the meeting would only go

ahead if there were concrete steps

2:07:252:07:28

coming out from North Korea in terms

of denuclearisation. That is the

2:07:282:07:34

first time we heard of

preconditions. We were told the

2:07:342:07:38

president had just agreed to sit

down with Kim Jong-un without

2:07:382:07:41

preconditions at all, but we had

this text, rather this tweet from

2:07:412:07:46

the president talking about a deal

being very much in the making and if

2:07:462:07:50

completed, he said, it would be a

very good one for the world. He then

2:07:502:07:54

went on to say that plans are being

made. It's clear from the White

2:07:542:07:59

House, despite the confusing

message, that this will happen by

2:07:592:08:01

the end of May. Details about any

kind of agenda and who is willing to

2:08:012:08:08

offer what, we are a long way from

that.

Robin, thank you.

2:08:082:08:12

An 85-year-old man has died

while waiting in an Accident

2:08:122:08:15

and Emergency unit because of

"dangerous overcrowding",

2:08:152:08:18

according to a hospital boss.

2:08:182:08:21

The man suffered a cardiac arrest

while waiting to see a senior

2:08:212:08:24

consultant at Northampton General

Hospital.

2:08:242:08:27

A leaked email from the trust's

medical director describes his death

2:08:272:08:30

as "due entirely to dangerous

overcrowding in the department".

2:08:302:08:32

In a statement the hospital

said the long wait for

2:08:322:08:34

treatment was unacceptable.

2:08:342:08:37

The National Rifle Association has

mounted a legal challenge to new gun

2:08:372:08:41

control measures in Florida drawn up

in the wake of a school shooting

2:08:412:08:44

last month which left

17 people dead.

2:08:442:08:46

It says the new law,

which will raise the legal age

2:08:462:08:51

to purchase firearms,

but also allows the training

2:08:512:08:53

and arming of school

staff, is unconstitutional.

2:08:532:08:57

Teachers in England could see

their workloads cut,

2:08:572:09:05

under proposals being set out

today by the Education

2:09:072:09:09

Secretary, Dominic Hinds.

2:09:092:09:11

He will tell a headteachers'

conference in Birmingham that long

2:09:112:09:13

working hours and too much red tape

are becoming a barrier to recruiting

2:09:132:09:16

and retaining staff.

2:09:162:09:17

If you've been watching this week,

you'll have seen that we've

2:09:172:09:20

been keeping up to date

with Zoe Ball's Sport

2:09:202:09:22

Relief challenge.

2:09:222:09:23

Well, there's some good news.

2:09:232:09:24

She crossed the line last night!

2:09:242:09:26

We should warn you that there's some

flash photography in the pictures

2:09:262:09:29

we're about to show you.

2:09:292:09:30

Zoe arrived in Brighton after

cycling 350 miles from Blackpool.

2:09:302:09:32

Yesterday was a tough

day with lots of big

2:09:322:09:35

hills and heavy rain.

2:09:352:09:41

Welcoming her to the end of her

journey.

2:09:412:09:44

She's raised more

than half-a-million

2:09:442:09:45

pounds for Sport Relief.

2:09:452:09:52

We saw her along the way. She

struggled on a couple of days, I

2:09:532:09:57

think.

Can you imagine the saddle

sore, well done Zoe

2:09:572:10:02

think.

Can you imagine the saddle

sore, well done Zoe.

2:10:022:10:05

Teachers have long said that red

tape and bureaucracy have been

2:10:052:10:08

getting in the way of them

doing their jobs.

2:10:082:10:10

Over the last five years retention

targets for teachers have been

2:10:102:10:13

missed, as more of them

leave the profession.

2:10:132:10:15

Now the Education Secretary

will lay down his plans

2:10:152:10:17

to cut teachers' workload,

in an attempt to resolve

2:10:172:10:19

the recruitment crisis

in England's schools.

2:10:192:10:23

We can speak now to the head

of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman.

2:10:232:10:28

Good morning to you and thank you

for your time this morning. Talk to

2:10:282:10:32

me about this red tape and workload.

Can you nail that's down a bit, what

2:10:322:10:39

are we talking about?

We are talking

about a lot of different things,

2:10:392:10:43

partly about government policies and

the accountability system,

2:10:432:10:47

performance tables and inspection.

We are talking about the

2:10:472:10:51

consequences, how people use them,

how local authorities govern us and

2:10:512:10:54

what they do in response to an

inspection. We are talking about

2:10:542:10:58

things like the fear of litigation

and how high school leaders act and

2:10:582:11:01

what they do in response to

pressures and manage their schools.

2:11:012:11:06

What you have said quite a few

things there,

you have said quite a

2:11:062:11:11

few things there which I can't

relate to the day to day doses of

2:11:112:11:15

being a teacher.

Things like what

you choose to teach.

2:11:152:11:23

you choose to teach. Does it have

every teacher planning out every

2:11:232:11:25

teacher planning every lesson in

detail. The thing is how these

2:11:252:11:31

things are made up can make an

enormous difference.

Lets try and be

2:11:312:11:37

specific. You talk about company

data structures to do with marketing

2:11:372:11:41

and how the work is set out. And how

much you have to put into that. Is

2:11:412:11:45

it possible to make that simpler

while retaining standards?

I think

2:11:452:11:50

so. And there are many schools that

are doing really interesting and

2:11:502:11:54

innovative marketing policies that

are very clearly reducing the

2:11:542:11:57

workload and absolutely getting the

focus on the right things for

2:11:572:12:00

children. What I'm trying to do

today in my speech is talk about all

2:12:002:12:04

the ways that without accident we

can bump up the workload for

2:12:042:12:11

teachers. Ofsted is a part of that.

I'm talking about what we are doing

2:12:112:12:15

and saying and most importantly,

what we are saying we don't need to

2:12:152:12:20

see around these things that can

become giant pieces of workload for

2:12:202:12:23

schools.

My sons get the impression

that you think, as head of Ofsted,

2:12:232:12:28

the chief inspector of schools, is

Ofsted part of the problem?

We are

2:12:282:12:32

all part of the problem. It's fair

to say. We have been for a couple of

2:12:322:12:38

years now, more than a couple of

years, and are continuing to do

2:12:382:12:41

everything we can to defuse. An

important message from us is that if

2:12:412:12:45

you are running a good school, if

every week things are running well,

2:12:452:12:49

and you let Ofsted see the school as

it actually runs normally, then the

2:12:492:12:53

inspection outcome will be good.

That's the core message for

2:12:532:12:56

teachers.

Talk to us about teacher

recruitment. Is there one glaringly

2:12:562:13:03

obvious possibility to getting more

people, and the best people into

2:13:032:13:07

teaching, which is to pay them more

money.

That's a whole different

2:13:072:13:12

angle. We do not look at the money

side of schools.

But in reality it's

2:13:122:13:16

not a different argument. What you

are trying to achieve is the best

2:13:162:13:20

people to being teachers. That's

what we want, the best people being

2:13:202:13:24

teachers, who can do it most

effectively. One of the arguments

2:13:242:13:28

around this come you can't

disassociate these things, is that

2:13:282:13:31

if you offer greater salaries, maybe

alongside some of the changes you

2:13:312:13:35

are talking about, that could get

the result you want.

At the end of

2:13:352:13:39

the day, you could pay people all

the money in the world, but if the

2:13:392:13:42

job is not fulfilling and rewarding

them people are not going to want to

2:13:422:13:47

do it. The first thing to do is make

sure the job is as doable as it can

2:13:472:13:51

be and the value for children is as

high as it can be for all the effort

2:13:512:13:54

that goes into it.

How are we going

to know whether any of these ideas,

2:13:542:13:59

either from the Health Secretary or

from yourselves at Ofsted, how will

2:13:592:14:03

we know whether any of this is

making a difference?

The proof will

2:14:032:14:07

be in the pudding. There are a lot

of surveys of teacher workload. Lots

2:14:072:14:13

of data about teacher recruitment

and retention. It will be easy to

2:14:132:14:16

track and see how things are moving.

What will be the statistic that

2:14:162:14:21

tells us whether it is working?

When

you say it is working, there are a

2:14:212:14:26

whole series of things. I'm talking

today about seven or eight things

2:14:262:14:30

that we are doing and have done. The

Secretary of State will talk about

2:14:302:14:34

things from their perspective.

Let

me steer you in a certain direction.

2:14:342:14:39

If we are talking about teacher

recruitment, for example, one of the

2:14:392:14:43

key issues everyone is thinking

about, a lot of people leaving the

2:14:432:14:46

profession for any number of

reasons, how can we judge this? You

2:14:462:14:52

seem to be saying there are eight

different ways we can judge it. What

2:14:522:14:56

about teacher recruitment? How soon,

if these policies the Education

2:14:562:15:00

Secretary and you are talking about,

if they brought in, how soon could

2:15:002:15:06

we see a result?

That's not a

question I could answer. We are

2:15:062:15:09

talking about time for changes to

work through systems. It's always a

2:15:092:15:15

little uncertain, especially when

you have to shift perceptions...

2:15:152:15:18

Time is so crucial in education.

Anyone with a child in a school

2:15:242:15:29

today who has eight more years of

education, they do not have time.

2:15:292:15:33

That will be their child's education

over. It is frustrating when people

2:15:332:15:38

who are involved in education say,

just give it a length of time, we do

2:15:382:15:43

not know how long it will take but

that could be someone's entire

2:15:432:15:47

education.

I did not say give it a

length of time, I said I could not

2:15:472:15:51

say how long it would take for this

to work through. That is exactly why

2:15:512:15:55

we're

2:15:552:16:05

doing

2:16:292:16:30

You're watching

Breakfast from BBC News.

2:16:302:16:33

The main stories this morning:

180 troops have been

2:16:332:16:35

brought in to assist police

after the attempted murder

2:16:352:16:38

of a former Russian spy

and his daughter in Salisbury.

2:16:382:16:40

President Trump has reaffirmed that

a deal with North Korea is very much

2:16:402:16:43

in the making after agreeing to meet

Kim Jong-un.

2:16:432:16:45

Here's Louise with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:16:452:16:53

everything we can right now are not

waiting.

Doing everything we can,

2:17:152:17:17

today, and we have been doing it for

a couple of years and we are

2:17:172:17:20

carrying on doing it as fast as we

can.

2:17:202:17:28

There will be a pulse of wet

weather. It's a bit of a messy start

2:17:372:17:46

to Saturday. The heaviest and most

persistent rain through Northern

2:17:462:17:49

Ireland and into northern England

and into Scotland. Behind it,

2:17:492:17:53

showery outbreaks of rain. That

could allow the sunshine to come

2:17:532:17:56

through and temperatures to climb. A

mix of snow in there but we're not

2:17:562:18:03

concerned about it with milder air

pushing in. Into Northern Ireland

2:18:032:18:10

and the Lake District through the

afternoon. The cloud breaks up and

2:18:102:18:14

we will get some sunshine. 15

degrees and may be higher, and if

2:18:142:18:18

that happens, it could be the

warmest day of the year so far. I

2:18:182:18:22

know it's only March but we are

trying to add a glass is half full

2:18:222:18:26

story to the weather at the moment.

The rain continues to push its way

2:18:262:18:30

into the far north of Scotland

overnight. The winds full white, the

2:18:302:18:35

skies are clear and it will be quite

murky with patchy outbreaks of fog.

2:18:352:18:41

Tomorrow morning, particularly

through eastern England, a murky

2:18:412:18:44

start to Mother's Day. Hopefully

that will lift away and we will see

2:18:442:18:47

a better picture into the afternoon.

As the head through the day, we keep

2:18:472:18:52

the risk of rain in the Northern

Isles, but elsewhere we will have

2:18:522:18:56

showers breaking out across the

West, possibly heavy and thundery in

2:18:562:19:00

places as they drift across the

North. But double digit

2:19:002:19:04

temperatures, the last time we had

that in Scotland was the 20th of

2:19:042:19:09

February. That little ray of

sunshine, we had some clearer skies

2:19:092:19:14

earlier. It looks as though there

was a chance to see the Aurora last

2:19:142:19:19

night in Scotland. It looks tonight

as if there is the chance to see it

2:19:192:19:24

again. The bright yellow is that

greater chances but some of the

2:19:242:19:30

Green shows that across the northern

islands and the far north of

2:19:302:19:33

Scotland come you might get a chance

to see it. Get some photographs and

2:19:332:19:36

I would love to show them tomorrow

morning.

2:19:362:19:46

More often than not

after a baby's born,

2:19:552:19:56

the umbilical cord is thrown away,

and along with it a vital source

2:19:562:20:00

of blood stem cells.

2:20:002:20:00

This blood can be a lifeline

for people with genetic disorders

2:20:002:20:03

and cancers like Leukaemia,

but there's been a steady decline

2:20:032:20:06

in donations since 2014.

2:20:062:20:07

Steph's been finding out more.

2:20:072:20:12

Now, when it comes to having a baby,

donating the placenta is probably

2:20:122:20:19

not something you'll

have given much thought.

2:20:192:20:21

But it is exactly what actress

and my mate Kellie Shirley did.

2:20:212:20:24

So why did you decide

to donate cord blood?

2:20:242:20:32

I found out that lots of places

end up just chucking

2:20:322:20:34

the cord blood away.

2:20:342:20:36

And these people actually

keep the cord blood,

2:20:362:20:37

and they can harvest it for stem

cells for use with blood cancer.

2:20:372:20:42

So I had a boy and a girl,

and two placentas,

2:20:422:20:44

and we think that Louie was a match

for somebody, which was

2:20:442:20:47

really, really amazing.

2:20:472:20:51

He's a little legend,

Louie, and Pearl is.

2:20:512:20:54

Only ten hospitals in the UK,

like this one, have a dedicated team

2:20:542:20:57

of cord collectors like Zoe,

who is on hand to

2:20:572:21:00

help mothers donate.

2:21:002:21:02

So Zoe, this is where you collect

the cord, isn't it?

2:21:022:21:05

It is a bit much to show on telly,

but explain what happens.

2:21:052:21:08

So once we have got the placenta,

we bring the placenta up

2:21:082:21:11

here and carry out a collection.

2:21:112:21:15

We insert the needle

into the cord and drain as much

2:21:152:21:18

blood from the placenta.

2:21:182:21:21

The placenta is rich in stem cells,

so the blood that we do collect

2:21:212:21:24

from it can be used to transplant.

2:21:242:21:26

So if you don't collect

these placentas, they

2:21:262:21:28

just get chucked away?

2:21:282:21:29

It does, it only gets

thrown in the bin.

2:21:292:21:32

So we have a cord collection

from what we have just collected.

2:21:322:21:34

That is the blood we had just

collected, and that is the blood

2:21:342:21:38

we take from the placenta.

2:21:382:21:40

So it it has literally just come

from the woman's body.

2:21:402:21:43

It has.

2:21:432:21:44

So what happens now?

2:21:442:21:49

It gets tested to see

if there is enough stem cells in,

2:21:492:21:51

and once that is done,

we determine if it's good

2:21:512:21:54

enough for translate.

2:21:542:21:56

Of course, it is a decision every

family has to make for themselves.

2:21:562:21:58

We popped in to see Sophie just

before her Caesarean,

2:21:582:22:00

to ask why she is going to donate.

2:22:002:22:03

So with my first, I didn't

even know about it.

2:22:032:22:06

I didn't see any posters

and wasn't told about it.

2:22:062:22:08

And then with the second,

the midwife mentioned it at one

2:22:082:22:12

of my community midwife chats,

and then a lot of my

2:22:122:22:16

friends who were pregnant

in Sunderland were like,

2:22:162:22:18

oh, that is amazing,

how have you done that?

2:22:182:22:21

And we want to do it,

but then they couldn't,

2:22:212:22:23

because they don't do it

in Newcastle or Sunderland.

2:22:232:22:25

It is a no-brainer for me.

2:22:252:22:28

It's something I keep

saying, as well.

2:22:282:22:30

It's become a catchphrase.

2:22:302:22:31

It's a no-brainer.

2:22:312:22:32

Yes, totally.

2:22:322:22:34

But having dedicated collectors

on call 24/7 is costly.

2:22:342:22:37

NHS Blood and Transplant say

they deliberately target hospitals

2:22:372:22:41

and communities that often struggle

to find a stem cell match.

2:22:412:22:47

Look, just a couple of hours

after we left, Sonny arrived,

2:22:472:22:50

and before he had opened his little

eyes, he had already done

2:22:502:22:52

something good in the world.

2:22:522:22:54

Now, that is worth screaming about.

2:22:542:23:02

Right on cue.

2:23:032:23:05

You're watching

Breakfast from BBC News.

2:23:052:23:06

Time now for a look

at the newspapers.

2:23:062:23:11

Professor Cary Cooper

from the University of Manchester

2:23:112:23:13

is here to tell us what's

caught his eye.

2:23:132:23:15

Good morning.

Good morning.

What do

you make of this, Donald Trump, this

2:23:152:23:23

is good for the world, this North

Korea meeting?

The Nobel Peace Prize

2:23:232:23:28

in the end. I have to look at this,

it is all over every newspaper. What

2:23:282:23:33

I liked about this story was the

fact that they showed their dialogue

2:23:332:23:37

between the two of them over the

past couple of years, wonderful. In

2:23:372:23:45

January 2018, Kim Jong-un said, it

is a reality I have a nuclear button

2:23:452:23:49

on my desk, and Trump response was,

I also have a nuclear button but it

2:23:492:23:56

is bigger and main works.

2:23:562:24:07

It goes on. It is amazing. It is

going to be a soap opera. Everyone

2:24:102:24:13

thinks it is a joke but in a way it

is healthy for us regardless of the

2:24:132:24:17

motives. They want to take away from

their own internal problems. They

2:24:172:24:19

both have internal problems to a

large extent and I think Trump sees

2:24:192:24:21

this as a peace process. He says, if

I am robust and I confront people,

2:24:212:24:24

it delivers. You all think I am an

idiot, too aggressive, but he will

2:24:242:24:28

use that as an excuse.

Ultimately,

as always with these things, if it

2:24:282:24:36

works, then the motivation or

whatever, it becomes relevant.

2:24:362:24:40

Exactly. Does the world need to

unpredictable people getting at each

2:24:402:24:46

other? It does not need this and if

this works, I do not care what their

2:24:462:24:51

motives are, I am happy for my

grandkids and my kids. At the bottom

2:24:512:24:56

there is also the story about the PR

coup. To do with where there are

2:24:562:25:02

going to hold it. That will be

funny. Will they do it on a vessel?

2:25:022:25:06

Where are they going to hold peace

talks? They cannot do it in each of

2:25:062:25:12

the respective countries where will

they hold it? It will be

2:25:122:25:15

interesting. I think that will take

three or four months to sort out.

2:25:152:25:19

They have not got long. We will

leave aside the picture of this cute

2:25:192:25:25

dog.

This story is from social

media. The government is saying kids

2:25:252:25:31

are on social media too much. 12-15

-year-olds spend 12-15 hours a week

2:25:312:25:38

on social media. Three quarters of

ten-year-olds are on one form of

2:25:382:25:43

social media or another. The point I

wanted to make about this, maybe we

2:25:432:25:48

should control it, but how about the

parents? Think about us, on Twitter,

2:25:482:25:54

doing e-mail on a Friday night, on a

Sunday, on Saturday, when we are on

2:25:542:26:01

holiday. We do social media, they

are modelling the behaviour. They

2:26:012:26:07

are going to introduce laws saying

you cannot have a social media count

2:26:072:26:12

if you're under 13.

If someone were

to assess your time spent on social

2:26:122:26:16

media, would it be uncomfortable for

you?

Very uncomfortable,

2:26:162:26:21

particularly when I open my mouth

about it. In the workplace I think

2:26:212:26:24

it is a big problem for us.

From a

personal perspective, what would you

2:26:242:26:28

need to be told to reduce your on

Twitter.

Or even e-mails? What is

2:26:282:26:35

happening in the workplace, I am an

organisational psychologist,

2:26:352:26:41

companies are blocking

people'se-mails after five o'clock.

2:26:412:26:45

They do this in Germany.

And France

as well.

2:26:452:26:54

as well. France has a lot, it says

that no manager from shop floor to

2:26:542:26:57

top floor can send an e-mail to

their subordinates out of office

2:26:572:26:59

hours. Totally unenforceable, but it

is sending a message. We need to

2:26:592:27:01

control ourselves in this space.

Yes, the kids, but we are modelling

2:27:012:27:07

this behaviour. Unless we change, we

are not doing very much good for

2:27:072:27:10

them.

From today, are you going to

change? Probably a bit, but not a

2:27:102:27:17

lot.

2:27:172:27:24

lot. It is hard. It is already talk

about it. I have kids at are older

2:27:242:27:27

and they say, you should not be

doing e-mail when you're with your

2:27:272:27:30

grandchildren.

Weight is the harm? I

will tell you what the Hamas, you're

2:27:302:27:33

going out with your family dinner on

a Friday night, and I go to dinner

2:27:332:27:36

where I live, and I see people

looking, a family of four Michael,

2:27:362:27:41

looking at the knees. The kids are

texturing and the parents are

2:27:412:27:44

looking at the e-mails. It is not

healthy for our interactions. This

2:27:442:27:53

is a story about the White House.

The possibility of a TV series. What

2:27:532:27:56

is this? For Netflix, Azeris is that

it is purported they will be paid

2:27:562:28:03

500 million to date. A documentary?

We do not know, they are not seeing.

2:28:032:28:10

We think it is a documentary because

his chief adviser says, we have

2:28:102:28:13

always believed in the power of

storytelling to inspire. Throughout

2:28:132:28:16

their lives, the Obamas have

inspired people... It is going to be

2:28:162:28:22

something like that, probably a

documentary. I love this man. I am

2:28:222:28:29

worried. I do not want to see his

reputation damaged. Think about Bill

2:28:292:28:34

Clinton, Tony Blair, people who've

gone to give big speeches. All those

2:28:342:28:39

people have put their money in

foundations but it is the image it

2:28:392:28:42

portrays to the public. This man is

such an icon.

I hope there is no

2:28:422:28:48

real damage. This is a lovely story

to finish. A six-year-old boy who

2:28:482:28:53

estimated stem cells.

A boy has

donated to his brother, he is four.

2:28:532:28:58

He has leukaemia. This is so

uplifting. We have such a lot of

2:28:582:29:05

negatives around, this is uplifting.

What I really like, he even shaved

2:29:052:29:10

his head in sympathy with his

brother to raise money for the royal

2:29:102:29:13

Marsden.

On that rather uplifting

note, we will leave it for now.

You

2:29:132:29:20

will be back in an hour's time. I

will indeed.

The headlines are

2:29:202:29:26

coming up. We'll see you soon.

2:29:262:29:28

Hello, this is Breakfast with

Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.

2:30:272:30:29

Coming up before 9:00am,

Louise will have

2:30:292:30:31

the weekend's weather for you.

2:30:312:30:33

But first, a summary of this

morning's main news.

2:30:332:30:37

The Home Secretary will chair

a second meeting of the government's

2:30:372:30:40

emergency Cobra committee today,

as investigations continue

2:30:402:30:41

into the poisoning of

a former Russian spy.

2:30:412:30:45

Sergei Skripal and his daughter

Yulia are both in a serious

2:30:452:30:48

condition in hospital in Salisbury

after being exposed

2:30:482:30:51

to a nerve agent.

2:30:512:30:53

Specialist troops trained

in chemical warfare have been

2:30:532:30:55

deployed to the city.

2:30:552:30:58

The grave of Mr Skripal's wife,

who was buried in 2012,

2:30:582:31:02

and the memorial stone of his son,

who was cremated last year,

2:31:022:31:05

have been cordoned off.

2:31:052:31:08

President Trump has tweeted that

a deal with North Korea is "very

2:31:082:31:11

much in the making",

which he said would be

2:31:112:31:13

very good for the world.

2:31:132:31:15

The White House says he won't meet

Kim Jong-un unless Pyongyang

2:31:152:31:18

takes concrete steps

to end its nuclear programme.

2:31:182:31:21

No sitting US president has ever met

a leader from North Korea before.

2:31:212:31:24

An 85-year-old man has died

while waiting in an Accident

2:31:242:31:28

and Emergency unit because of

"dangerous overcrowding",

2:31:282:31:31

according to a hospital boss.

2:31:312:31:33

The man suffered a cardiac arrest

while waiting to see a senior

2:31:332:31:36

consultant at Northampton General

Hospital.

2:31:362:31:40

A leaked email from the trust's

medical director describes his death

2:31:402:31:43

as "due entirely to dangerous

overcrowding in the department".

2:31:432:31:50

In a statement, the hospital

said the long wait for

2:31:502:31:52

treatment was unacceptable.

2:31:522:31:53

The National Rifle Association has

mounted a legal challenge to new gun

2:31:532:31:56

control measures in Florida drawn up

in the wake of a school shooting

2:31:562:31:59

last month which left

17 people dead.

2:31:592:32:01

It says the new law,

which will raise the legal age

2:32:012:32:06

to purchase firearms,

but also allows the training

2:32:062:32:08

and arming of school

staff, is unconstitutional.

2:32:082:32:11

Teachers in England could see

their workloads cut,

2:32:112:32:13

under proposals being set out

today by the Education

2:32:132:32:18

under proposals being set out today

by the Education Secretary.

2:32:182:32:21

He will tell a headteachers'

conference in Birmingham that long

2:32:212:32:23

working hours and too much red tape

are becoming a barrier to recruiting

2:32:232:32:26

and retaining staff.

2:32:262:32:29

We are all part of the problem.

So

you are part of the problem?

Yes,

2:32:292:32:34

but we have been for a couple of

years, more than a couple of years,

2:32:342:32:37

and are continuing to do everything

we can to defuse. The important

2:32:372:32:41

message from us is that if you are

running a good school, if every week

2:32:412:32:46

things are going well, and you let

Ofsted see the school as it actually

2:32:462:32:50

runs normally, then the inspection

outcome will be good.

2:32:502:32:57

Somebody has lost their job... It's

not someone, it's it.

2:32:572:33:05

He's been in the job just one day -

but Flippy the Robot isn't up to it

2:33:052:33:09

and has already been replaced

by human resources.

2:33:092:33:11

The burger-flipping arm had

been serving customers

2:33:112:33:13

at a restaurant in California,

as the owners attempt

2:33:132:33:17

to replace human cooks.

2:33:172:33:21

But he's out already.

2:33:212:33:24

Because he was just too

slow and couldn't turn

2:33:242:33:26

the burgers quickly enough.

2:33:262:33:28

He's just dawdling. What we learn

with that is that a robot can flip

2:33:282:33:36

burgers but can't put cheese on

them. Let's add it to the list of

2:33:362:33:40

things robots can't do.

Small flaps

of cheese are quite flimsy to be

2:33:402:33:46

fair. If it's the first day on the

job it can take time to learn.

If

2:33:462:33:50

robots can do tiny minute

movements...

At least the burgers

2:33:502:33:56

didn't end up up the wall.

Is that

what happens when you flip burgers?

2:33:562:34:01

All the time!

2:34:012:34:07

Millie Knight and Brett Wild are

world champions in downhill skiing

2:34:072:34:10

but just over a year ago she

suffered a serious concussion. I

2:34:102:34:15

spoke to her in the Alps and she

said she didn't even know how long

2:34:152:34:19

she would be out for whether we

would see her at the Winter Olympics

2:34:192:34:23

in Pyeongchang. A great start for

Team GB's mission to try to get

2:34:232:34:31

seven medals.

2:34:312:34:32

It could be the start of a medal

rush, not just for Britain,

2:34:322:34:35

but for Millie Knight and her guide

Brett Wild, because they still have

2:34:352:34:38

four events to compete in.

2:34:382:34:40

Our reporter Kate Gray

is in Pyeongchang and earlier spoke

2:34:402:34:42

to Britain's first medallists,

and Kate, tell us why this

2:34:422:34:45

is such an important medal

for Millie and Brett.

2:34:452:34:51

This really is the important medal

that Millie Knight and Brett Wild

2:34:522:34:56

wanted from these games. It's the

eventually as world champion in. As

2:34:562:35:00

you said, she has had a tough year

overcoming concussion and the fears

2:35:002:35:04

that come with getting back on the

skis. What you went to the top of

2:35:042:35:08

the soap today she was feeling ready

to go. It was a really tough

2:35:082:35:12

downhill slope. Her team-mate and

her guide had wiped out earlier in

2:35:122:35:19

the event. She had to knuckle down

and focus on getting down the slope.

2:35:192:35:23

Luckily guided by Brett Wild, they

got down the slope safely, winning

2:35:232:35:28

the silver medal, the first medal

for Great Britain at these games.

2:35:282:35:32

Clearly over the moon. I caught up

with them just before they went to

2:35:322:35:35

pick up their medals.

It's

absolutely fantastic. This time last

2:35:352:35:42

year I sustained quite a severe

concussion on this slope where I

2:35:422:35:47

crashed into the finish line. To

cross the line today as Paralympic

2:35:472:35:51

silver medallists is amazing.

Were

you nervous at the start, was it

2:35:512:35:55

going through your mind?

I certainly

was nervous, but I guess that means

2:35:552:35:58

I cared about it. The moment I

pushed out of the start gate, all

2:35:582:36:03

the nerves went.

Brett, you are

guiding her down the mountain. It

2:36:032:36:07

wasn't an especially easy downhill

with incidents with other athletes.

2:36:072:36:11

It was a challenging downhill. The

terrain, there was no popular points

2:36:112:36:17

to race. The conditions were

challenging. But we had a game plan

2:36:172:36:19

and we stuck to it and we are

pleased to be back in the mix, a

2:36:192:36:23

great start to the Paralympics.

Is

this like disappointed wasn't gold

2:36:232:36:27

this time?

Definitely not. With the

season we have had, it's been quite

2:36:272:36:32

a frustrating season. We haven't got

the results we wanted and coming

2:36:322:36:36

back from concussion was really

tough. This is the highest result we

2:36:362:36:40

have had all season. For it to come

out of the Paralympic games is

2:36:402:36:43

wonderful.

A great result for Millie

Knight, who will be back in action

2:36:432:36:49

tomorrow in the super G along with

her team-mates Mena Fitzpatrick and

2:36:492:36:54

Kelly Gallagher. There has been a

brilliant wheelchair curling match

2:36:542:36:59

unfolding in Pyeongchang with Great

Britain up against world champions

2:36:592:37:02

Norway. It was just over an hour

match. Great Britain took the lead

2:37:022:37:06

from the very beginning and managed

to hold off the world champions. But

2:37:062:37:10

it came down to the final stone.

Norway had to pass the stone down

2:37:102:37:16

the ice and knocked out three of the

great British stones. But it wasn't

2:37:162:37:20

quite possible. Great Britain

managed to win that round 5-2, a

2:37:202:37:26

great result and a great way to

start their Paralympic campaign.

2:37:262:37:29

They will hope to continue that

success, and they will be in action

2:37:292:37:33

again tomorrow. Lots to look forward

to in Pyeongchang.

What a start for

2:37:332:37:37

Paralympics Team GB on the first day

of proper competition in

2:37:372:37:41

Pyeongchang. The other place to be

today is Dublin.

2:37:412:37:47

It's the penultimate

weekend of the Six Nations.

2:37:472:37:50

In Paris, England will play France

and in Dublin, Scotland

2:37:502:37:53

will play Ireland.

2:37:532:37:54

John Watson is at the city's

Aviva Stadium this morning.

2:37:542:37:56

And John, there's every chance

there could be some party

2:37:562:37:59

there in Dublin tonight.

2:37:592:38:01

Couldn't there just. It will be an

incredible weekend here. If Ireland

2:38:012:38:07

beat Scotland at the Aviva Stadium

later, and England could potentially

2:38:072:38:12

lose to France in Paris, that would

see Ireland wrap up a third six

2:38:122:38:16

Nations title in five years, party

time here if that happens. Who would

2:38:162:38:21

anticipate we would find ourselves

in this position on the penultimate

2:38:212:38:25

weekend of the six Nations

championship. A lot of the

2:38:252:38:28

tournament predictions expecting

Ireland and England to win all their

2:38:282:38:31

match to set up a potential title

Grand Slam decider in the last match

2:38:312:38:37

of the tournament with Ireland

travelling to Twickenham to play

2:38:372:38:40

England next week. But Scotland blew

that apart with incredible

2:38:402:38:43

performance against England in the

Calcutta Cup two weeks ago. They

2:38:432:38:46

were too good for England, and that

keeps Scotland's chances alive of

2:38:462:38:51

winning this year's tournament.

Scotland have been very impressive,

2:38:512:38:55

we saw that against England. Today

they have to win away from home,

2:38:552:38:58

which it's fair to say they have

found difficult in the six Nations.

2:38:582:39:02

Away from Rome, where Italy play,

the perennial whipping boys in the

2:39:022:39:07

six Nations. Scotland have struggled

to win away, only winning twice in

2:39:072:39:11

the six Nations. They will be

boosted by the fact the last win

2:39:112:39:15

came in Dublin eight years ago. But

they need Finn Russell and that the

2:39:152:39:19

players to turn it on later. Ireland

have an incredible record at home,

2:39:192:39:24

they haven't lost on the Joe Schmidt

in the six Nations here. England,

2:39:242:39:29

it's interesting to see how it will

play out in France later. They have

2:39:292:39:32

Dylan Hartley missing, a notable

absentee, so Owen Farrell will

2:39:322:39:38

deputise as captain in his absence.

England have to match whatever

2:39:382:39:41

Ireland produce here to take it to

the final weekend at Twickenham next

2:39:412:39:45

weekend. It's worth pointing out,

you talk about a party atmosphere.

2:39:452:39:50

Let's speculate Ireland when he

later and England lose in France,

2:39:502:39:54

Ireland with then travel to

Twickenham next weekend chasing a

2:39:542:39:58

potential grand slam, they could win

all their matches, and if they beat

2:39:582:40:01

England on Saint Patrick's Whee Kim,

then it really will be party time.

2:40:012:40:07

So many permutations. Thanks John.

It's all about the bonus points,

2:40:072:40:12

England will have to go to France

score four tries today, they will

2:40:122:40:16

know what they have to after kicking

off after the Ireland and Scotland

2:40:162:40:22

match has finished.

A bit of trivia,

Mathieu Bastareaud, the France

2:40:222:40:31

centre, the heaviest man on the

pitch at 20 stone. In the days when

2:40:312:40:37

the backs used to be lighter, the

heaviest man on the pitch, he lives

2:40:372:40:40

and plays in Toulon. He hasn't got a

driving licence but has a little 50

2:40:402:40:47

cc motorbike. He lives at the top of

the hill. He can barely get up the

2:40:472:40:57

hill, this gigantic man on his

little mopeds.

It's like that famous

2:40:572:41:01

bread out adverts, running up the

hill.

2:41:012:41:10

Good morning Dan Walker. I'm sure

this man eats very healthily. He

2:41:122:41:16

certainly eats a lot. But he is an

athlete. We need to see a picture of

2:41:162:41:23

him. Dan, a huge day today in terms

of the race for second place.

2:41:232:41:31

Manchester City have the Premier

League title sewn up, but it's

2:41:312:41:34

Manchester United taking on

Liverpool, second against third with

2:41:342:41:37

two points separating the sides. We

have Chris Smalling on the show

2:41:372:41:41

today. He scored in the comeback

against Christabel Palace last week.

2:41:412:41:45

He was talking about mentality from

the Manchester United point of view.

2:41:452:41:48

Danny Welbeck is on the programme, a

strange season for Arsenal. They

2:41:482:41:56

lost against Manchester city twice

and against Brighton, but won

2:41:562:42:01

against AC Milan. And Brighton is

another focus, Chris Hughton is

2:42:012:42:05

manager of the month. And Ryan

Bertrand, the potential first choice

2:42:052:42:11

left back for England this summer,

playing for Southampton, who are in

2:42:112:42:18

a spot of bother. You don't expect a

footballer to speak like this, but

2:42:182:42:21

he talks about going back to the

site at Grenfell Tower, spending

2:42:212:42:25

time in the community and try to

help people there.

2:42:252:42:30

It just resonated with me. I grew up

in tower blocks, the same. I still

2:42:302:42:35

have friends and family there, in

those situations. I didn't

2:42:352:42:39

understand the logistics of how this

would happen and the resistance it

2:42:392:42:43

seemed the residents and the

residents' families were receiving,

2:42:432:42:46

the lack of compassion to get it

fixed as soon as possible. It seemed

2:42:462:42:50

as if there was too much red tape,

these are humans here. They have

2:42:502:42:56

lost their lives, lost loved ones

and lost their homes.

Ryan Bertrand

2:42:562:43:00

really feels that hard. You can see

how he explains that situation. You

2:43:002:43:09

expect is sometimes footballers to

talk in a certain way but he really

2:43:092:43:12

broadens out the discussion. We

talked about the SheBelieves Cup,

2:43:122:43:17

England losing to the USA in the

end, but Phil Neville reflected on

2:43:172:43:20

it, and we will look in more detail

at the World Cup qualifying

2:43:202:43:25

campaign. And Plymouth, 325 miles

from Plymouth to Fleetwood, a proper

2:43:252:43:29

old strip today. Carlyle is the

furthest probably. -- a proper old

2:43:292:43:34

trip today. In League 1 in December

they were bottom of the lead and now

2:43:342:43:42

they are in the play-offs. Mark

Clemmit has been to speak to them.

2:43:422:43:45

Is it all about garnish pasties? --

Cornish pasties?

We will have Mark

2:43:452:43:54

Lawrenson and is Jermaine Jenas on

the programme as well.

Is that a

2:43:542:43:59

cardigan or a jacket?

It's a

cardigan. I saw Charlie's eyebrows

2:43:592:44:05

perk.

I was trying to counter the

buttons. I got to about 12 and

2:44:052:44:09

stopped.

Sometimes they're fake

buttons on these things. But there

2:44:092:44:15

are eight, and you have to do them

all up. It took an hour to get into

2:44:152:44:18

this this morning. It's a rare

cardigan.

It's a bit like a corset.

2:44:182:44:24

There is quite a lot to hold in.

2:44:242:44:26

In the Scottish Premiership,

we have Rangers against Celtic

2:44:332:44:35

in the Old Firm derby tomorrow.

2:44:352:44:37

Last night, Hibernian

moved 12 points clear

2:44:372:44:38

of neighbours Hearts

with a 2-0 win at Easter Road.

2:44:382:44:41

Hibs are now just a point behind

third-placed Aberdeen.

2:44:412:44:49

Now in the last few hours,

victory for England's cricketers.

2:44:502:44:58

England clinching their sixth

successive win in one-day cricket.

2:44:592:45:02

They will have the Test series soon.

Looking good for the one-day World

2:45:022:45:06

Cup in England.

2:45:062:45:11

Millions of people who have been

automatically put into their company

2:45:112:45:14

pension scheme could find their pay

goes down next month.

2:45:142:45:16

The government has decided

that the contributions that are paid

2:45:162:45:21

into these workplace pension schemes

will rise steeply in April,

2:45:212:45:24

which could leave people

with less take home pay.

2:45:242:45:26

Paul Lewis from Radio 4's Money Box

is in our London studio.

2:45:262:45:31

Good morning. Do you want to outline

what the problem is?

If it is a

2:45:312:45:37

problem, I suppose that is the

question. People have been

2:45:372:45:40

automatically enrolled into a

pension scheme throughout the UK,

2:45:402:45:44

every employer has to offer on the

contributions going on

2:45:442:45:47

automatically, from the employee and

their boss. From April, those

2:45:472:45:52

contributions will automatically go

up. The individual's contribution

2:45:522:45:56

will travel from 1% of their pay to

the present.

2:45:562:46:08

the present. Just to give you an

example, somebody on £385 a week,

2:46:082:46:10

they will find they are paying an

extra

2:46:102:46:16

extra £4 23 each week into their

pension.

Their take-home pay will go

2:46:202:46:23

down. Whether it is a problem, but

people will notice it, and they

2:46:232:46:25

should be prepared for it if they

are one of the 9 million

2:46:252:46:28

automatically enrolled people. You

do not have a choice in this? It is

2:46:282:46:31

something that will happen and you

will get less money when it comes to

2:46:312:46:34

your payday?

2:46:342:46:44

Yes, you do not have a choice,

except anyone can opt out of the

2:46:482:46:51

pension, but fortunately very few

people do. It is well under one in

2:46:512:46:54

ten, especially among younger

people. You cannot code if you want,

2:46:542:46:56

and that is the fear, that when

people see their pay going down they

2:46:562:47:00

will thing, I will get out of it,

but that is not the best thing to

2:47:002:47:02

do. You are paying more in, there is

a bigger tax subsidy going in, your

2:47:022:47:05

bosses is being boring, so have the

extra going incomes from other

2:47:052:47:07

people, so that means it is earning

more over the course of your

2:47:072:47:11

pension. Some companies are now

saying you should see it as a pay

2:47:112:47:13

rise, not a pay cut. Tax and

national insurance are also being

2:47:132:47:16

cut from April which will be an

extra £100 a year so that will

2:47:162:47:23

offset some of this. And some people

will have a pay rise which will

2:47:232:47:25

offset some of it. It is going to be

complicated but when people get that

2:47:252:47:29

first paid back in April, they have

got to think, we've is this money

2:47:292:47:33

going? Some more of it will be going

into their pension.

I know you have

2:47:332:47:38

talked about this so much over the

years, about how important it is to

2:47:382:47:43

think hard about your pension. If

there is a danger this means people

2:47:432:47:47

are going, I do not want to pay that

much and they withdraw, that is a

2:47:472:47:52

problem?

It would be a problem. Auto

enrolment has been a great success

2:47:522:47:56

because there are more than 9

million paying into a pensioner who

2:47:562:47:59

were not before. Even these

contributions are not going to be

2:47:592:48:03

enough. They are going up again next

April.

2:48:032:48:15

It is quite a campaign to have that

forces continued into the future.

2:48:162:48:18

People will be paying more. You

really need to be paying 18% of your

2:48:182:48:21

pay into a

2:48:212:48:27

pay into a pension to get anything

that you can call a decent pension

2:48:302:48:33

and retirement. Much of our most of

that 15 or 18% should come from your

2:48:332:48:36

boss. There is a tax subsidy, so it

is not all coming from you. That is

2:48:362:48:39

why leaving the scheme is a bad

thing, because you're giving up the

2:48:392:48:41

money that your bosses putting into

your pension.

In a way you can see

2:48:412:48:45

it like a pay cut but it will not

look like that on your April

2:48:452:48:47

payslip. Thank you very much.

2:48:472:48:48

You can here more on Money Box

on BBC Radio 4 just

2:48:482:48:51

after 12:00pm today.

2:48:512:48:52

You're watching

Breakfast from BBC News.

2:48:522:48:54

The main stories this morning:

180 troops have been

2:48:542:48:56

brought in to assist police

after the attempted murder

2:48:562:48:58

of a former Russian spy

and his daughter in Salisbury.

2:48:582:49:02

President Trump has reaffirmed that

a deal with North Korea is very much

2:49:022:49:05

in the making after agreeing to meet

Kim Jong-un.

2:49:052:49:11

Here's Louise with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:49:112:49:17

Rays

2:49:172:49:18

Rays of sunshine? Yes, I am trying

hard this morning. A week ago we

2:49:182:49:25

were talking about subzero

temperatures and snowdrifts. I have

2:49:252:49:28

managed to find you a ray of

sunshine in the south-east this

2:49:282:49:32

morning. It has been a beautiful

start to the day. The milder air

2:49:322:49:36

will affect the whole of the country

by the end of the day. We do have

2:49:362:49:44

some rain in the forecast. Not a

great start to the day in Hull.

2:49:442:49:52

Bad visibility and light rain. The

rain has been stretching from the

2:50:002:50:02

south through the night, but behind

the rain, it has brought Melbourne

2:50:022:50:04

air. The yellow denotes where the

male bear is sitting. It will push

2:50:042:50:07

steadily north into Scotland as rain

arrives. The rain will push into

2:50:072:50:09

Scotland through the afternoon and

behind it, there is a weather front

2:50:092:50:12

which brings more rain into the

south west. It is surely in nature,

2:50:122:50:14

which will allow some sunny spells

to come through. It is a wet start

2:50:142:50:19

to Northern Ireland. Eventually the

rain will push through the Borders

2:50:192:50:23

into central Scotland. Behind it,

sunny spells and scatter showers.

2:50:232:50:36

By the middle of the afternoon it

looks likely to be a wet story for

2:50:372:50:41

Scotland. Some snow on higher ground

but we are not too concerned as the

2:50:412:50:43

Melbourne air moves. But -- double

digits in Northern Ireland with the

2:50:432:50:46

rain. If the cloud breaks up and we

get lengthy spells of sunshine,

2:50:462:50:49

temperatures will respond. If we get

over 15.1, it will be the warmest

2:50:492:50:53

day of the years of Earth. Through

the night the rain continues to

2:50:532:51:02

drift north, and handed the winds

will become light. Clear skies and

2:51:032:51:05

fog forming with that moisture

around. It could be a murky start to

2:51:052:51:08

Mother's Day and the chilly start

with single figures in some places.

2:51:082:51:13

The fog will lift in the morning,

and as we go through the day, for

2:51:132:51:17

many, there will be dry weather. The

rain will linger in the Northern

2:51:172:51:21

Isles, but not a bad day for

Scotland in the north of England.

2:51:212:51:26

Showers in the south and they will

drift into Wales and the Midlands.

2:51:262:51:30

Some showers heavy and possibly

thundery, but widespread double

2:51:302:51:33

digits for all. We have not seen

temperatures of 10 degrees above

2:51:332:51:38

since the 20th of February in

Scotland. This picture was sent in

2:51:382:51:43

this morning, it was glorious last

night in Scotland for seeing the

2:51:432:51:46

Aurora for some. It looks as though

there could be the potential to see

2:51:462:51:52

it tonight, perhaps in the Northern

Isles and the north of Scotland.

2:51:522:51:57

That is what the green colour

denotes. Where it is bright yellow

2:51:572:52:02

you will have a better chance. I

suspect in the far north of Scotland

2:52:022:52:05

you

2:52:052:52:06

suspect in the far north of Scotland

you may get to see the Aurora

2:52:062:52:07

tonight.

Thank you. See you later.

2:52:072:52:12

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In a moment, we'll be discussing why

the magazine became so iconic,

2:52:272:52:30

but first, here's a look at some

of its front covers down the years.

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MUSIC: Space Oddity by David Bowie.

2:53:052:53:13

MUSIC: Fools Gold

by The Stone Roses.

2:53:172:53:24

That was nice to look back on those.

A nice little musical interlude. I

2:53:432:53:48

was enjoying the Stone Roses.

2:53:482:53:50

Here with us now are musician

and journalist John Robb,

2:53:502:53:52

and the photographer Kevin Cummins,

who snapped a number

2:53:522:53:54

of NME front covers.

2:53:542:53:56

Thank you for joining us.

What does

this mean? It is the end of an era

2:53:562:54:02

in a sense, but it is like all

media, it is just moving onto the

2:54:022:54:11

Internet, it is difficult for

magazines to survive. I say that as

2:54:112:54:14

someone who publishes a magazine.

2:54:142:54:19

I started with a website and

published a magazine back to front.

2:54:292:54:32

It started with a smaller modern --

smaller model. The NME is an

2:54:322:54:34

expensive operation. It is not the

end of music writing. People look at

2:54:342:54:37

the information on mobiles and

tablets. They had those problems.

2:54:372:54:39

There were some mistakes made

towards the end. It is funny culling

2:54:392:54:42

of the magazine, because two as it

was always a paper.

I think of it as

2:54:422:54:44

a newspaper.

The images come off on

your fingers. You talk about the old

2:54:442:54:47

days but I remember going to buy

five papers in the 70s, music

2:54:472:54:53

papers. Melody maker? Sounds, NME,

disk. Many -- not many people will

2:54:532:55:01

remember that. They gradually shut

down one by one. I remember the day

2:55:012:55:07

that Kallis sounds got shot down. It

was sad. Eventually it happened to

2:55:072:55:12

NME as well.

It's staggered on for a

few more decades. One of the things

2:55:122:55:18

about the publication, you have the

benefit of that front page,

2:55:182:55:22

photograph, and some of yours will

run NME back in the day?

Yes, the

2:55:222:55:28

thing with the music paper as well

is that it is really important to

2:55:282:55:32

build iconography. I do not think

you can do that without the printed

2:55:322:55:37

page. It is very different when

you're talking about pictures

2:55:372:55:40

online.

2:55:402:55:45

online. They are not permanent. You

do not put them on your bedroom

2:55:452:55:48

wall. Lots of people who bought the

music prize would pin those pictures

2:55:482:55:53

on their wall and live with them,

now they have just got Instagram

2:55:532:55:57

boards for their favourite pictures.

It is not the same. Is it time to

2:55:572:56:03

adapt? I do not know how it would

change, your job, in terms of how

2:56:032:56:08

you photograph, or what you

photographed, but that is the medium

2:56:082:56:12

that people are using, to be

visually stimulated, then you have

2:56:122:56:15

got to go with it, haven't you?

To

agree but the paper should have

2:56:152:56:21

realigned itself in the marketplace.

A lot of people are used by the NME

2:56:212:56:26

would buy it for gig guides and

record reviews, things that are

2:56:262:56:32

easily available online. You just

have to change the way the magazine

2:56:322:56:35

looks. Maybe do more on the road

pieces, go on tour with bands. Take

2:56:352:56:42

it in a slightly different

direction. There is still a place

2:56:422:56:47

for printed media.

If I am honest,

when I used by the NME, sometimes I

2:56:472:56:52

did not read it, I just thought...

You look at the pictures? It felt

2:56:522:56:57

like it was quite a cool thing to

make people think you were reading.

2:56:572:57:01

I have heard people say that. There

are some sad cases, probably you.

2:57:012:57:08

Having it in your pocket would make

you cool. There was a cool cachet to

2:57:082:57:13

it, but each music paper had its own

clump of fans, Sounds would have its

2:57:132:57:19

fans as well. I remember it being

good on post punk in the 70s and

2:57:192:57:24

then it became a metal paper. The

NME was for indie music.

2:57:242:57:33

NME was for indie music. It would be

your badge of coolness if you were

2:57:342:57:36

into indie music, sixth form, book

form, whatever. The writing was

2:57:362:57:39

really good. Kevin was talking about

photographs. The photography was

2:57:392:57:42

good. I disagree with Kevin

slightly. I like looking at

2:57:422:57:47

photographs online as well. Kevin's

photographs look fantastic on an

2:57:472:57:52

iPhone.

Great photographs can

survive on a keg of media. We have

2:57:522:57:56

got some of your photographs, Kevin.

This is a shot of oasis.

2:57:562:58:04

That photograph was taken in

Manchester. We had to pretend we had

2:58:102:58:14

been to New York with the band

because they had already done, I had

2:58:142:58:19

shot them for Fox, the companion

magazine to the NME. The paper had

2:58:192:58:26

decided they wanted to trail it the

week before so they took one of the

2:58:262:58:30

pictures out of the session and

pretended we are done it in New

2:58:302:58:34

York.

A picture of the two them

together would be worth quite a bit

2:58:342:58:38

now. The next one is the Stone

Roses. What is the last one? It is

2:58:382:58:45

Morrissey. Tell us about that

picture, with his back to the

2:58:452:58:50

camera.

Yes, we put Morrissey on the

cover of the NME at any opportunity.

2:58:502:58:58

I just wanted to see him on a

Japanese tour. I suggested to

2:58:582:59:02

Morrissey that rather than do an

interview, which he did not feel he

2:59:022:59:05

had anything more to say, having

done about six already that year, I

2:59:052:59:09

said to him, why don't you write the

picture captions? I spent a week

2:59:092:59:16

with him in Japan, and sent him a

selection of pictures. I expected

2:59:162:59:21

him to send me a typed list of

captions on the road

2:59:212:59:31

captions on the road each one in

crayon and a need for sheet of paper

2:59:332:59:35

which was a really beautiful piece

of artwork, actually, and we ran

2:59:352:59:38

those on the pictures with the

feature.

For some people it will

2:59:382:59:41

feel like we're being nostalgia.

Move on, things change. In a sense,

2:59:412:59:42

it is sad it has gone, people have

lost jobs. There is still a rock

2:59:422:59:48

weekly magazine, Karanka. Music

moves forward, it is about

2:59:482:59:52

technology, there is great writing

out there, great websites. There are

2:59:522:59:58

still good young writers out there

and good bands.

Do we need to have

2:59:583:00:02

it in print?

What about smash hits?

It is fantastic for covering what it

3:00:023:00:08

was covering. It was more about pop

music. Each thing represented its

3:00:083:00:13

own scene, the NME was covering

indie, smash hits were covering pop

3:00:133:00:18

music. It was a well written

magazines you have not upset me.

3:00:183:00:22

Lovely to see you. Thank you for

your time. The headlines in just a

3:00:223:00:26

moment.

3:00:263:00:32

Hello, this is Breakfast, with

Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.

3:01:243:01:27

The attempted murder of a former

Russian spy and his daughter.

3:01:273:01:29

The government will hold a second

emergency meeting today.

3:01:293:01:33

Nearly 200 military experts

in chemical warfare have been

3:01:333:01:36

deployed to help the investigation.

3:01:363:01:43

Good morning, it's

Saturday 10th March.

3:01:533:01:55

Also this morning...

3:01:553:02:00

A deal "very much in the making" -

President Trump strikes a positive

3:02:003:02:03

tone over a potential

meeting with Kim Jong-un,

3:02:033:02:06

but the White House says North Korea

must take "concrete steps"

3:02:063:02:09

before it can take place.

3:02:093:02:12

Tackling the recruitment crisis

in England's schools -

3:02:123:02:15

the Education secretary promises

to cut teachers' workloads.

3:02:153:02:19

In sport, a first medal for Britain

at the winter Paralympics.

3:02:193:02:21

And it's a silver for visually

impaired skier Millie Knight

3:02:213:02:24

and her guide Brett Wild

in the downhill skiing.

3:02:243:02:28

It's absolutely fantastic.

3:02:283:02:30

This time last year I sustained

quite a severe concussion on this

3:02:303:02:33

slope where I crashed

into the finish line.

3:02:333:02:37

And to now cross the line today,

as Paralympic silver

3:02:373:02:39

medallists, is amazing.

3:02:393:02:40

And Louise has the weather...

3:02:403:02:42

Good morning.

3:02:423:02:45

Some good news for this Saturday.

3:02:453:02:46

Mild for all of us,

but there will be some rain around.

3:02:463:02:49

More details on exactly

where coming up shortly.

3:02:493:02:56

Good morning.

3:02:563:02:57

First, our main story.

3:02:573:02:58

The Home Secretary will chair

a second meeting of the government's

3:02:583:03:01

emergency Cobra committee today,

as investigations continue

3:03:013:03:02

into the poisoning of

a former Russian spy.

3:03:023:03:07

Sergei Skripal and his daughter

Yulia are both in a serious

3:03:073:03:09

condition in hospital in Salisbury

after being exposed

3:03:093:03:11

to a nerve agent.

3:03:113:03:13

Specialist troops trained

in chemical warfare have been

3:03:133:03:16

deployed to the city.

3:03:163:03:20

Let's go to Salisbury now,

and our correspondent Sarah Corker.

3:03:203:03:25

Developments happening all the time.

What's the latest?

As you say, it

3:03:253:03:34

was yesterday when the military

swept into Salisbury. Some soldiers,

3:03:343:03:38

specially trained in chemical

warfare. We saw images of some of

3:03:383:03:42

them in protective suits and gas

masks, showing how serious this

3:03:423:03:45

situation is. We saw vehicles and

objects being moved by the Army

3:03:453:03:50

yesterday. Today we are expecting

the focus could be on ambulances at

3:03:503:03:54

the hospital, they could be taken

away for decontamination.

3:03:543:03:59

Investigators are trying to piece

together a timeline of events. The

3:03:593:04:04

movements of Sergei Skripal and his

daughter Yulia on that Sunday before

3:04:043:04:11

they became violently ill. We have

seen police activity at his home. At

3:04:113:04:14

the cemetery where his wife and son

are buried. When I went past earlier

3:04:143:04:17

we saw at least three police vans

and a cordon still in place. The

3:04:173:04:22

Zizzi restaurant around the corner

from where we are now, there are

3:04:223:04:27

screens up there in front of the

restaurant. And a police officer is

3:04:273:04:31

on guard. We are in the Park, close

to the park bench and the tent

3:04:313:04:35

behind me, and that's where the

effects of this chemical agent were

3:04:353:04:40

first seen. Later this afternoon

Home Secretary Amber Rudd will chair

3:04:403:04:44

an emergency Cobra meeting. That's

an emergency briefing, where there

3:04:443:04:48

will be top security and

intelligence officials. Civil

3:04:483:04:53

servants and ministers also present.

They will look at where they are

3:04:533:04:56

with the progress of the

investigation. It's not clear at

3:04:563:05:00

this stage whether the Home

Secretary will give any kind of

3:05:003:05:03

public statement after that meeting

concludes, but the major questions

3:05:033:05:07

remain. When and where was the

chemical agent administered, who

3:05:073:05:11

administered it, and why?

3:05:113:05:17

President Trump has tweeted that

a deal with North Korea is "very

3:05:173:05:20

much in the making",

which he said would be

3:05:203:05:22

very good for the world.

3:05:223:05:23

The White House says he won't meet

Kim Jong-un unless Pyongyang

3:05:233:05:26

takes concrete steps

to end its nuclear programme.

3:05:263:05:28

Our correspondent

Robin Brant is in Seoul.

3:05:283:05:31

What's the feeling in South Korea?

3:05:313:05:38

Let's talk about those mixed

messages coming from the White House

3:05:393:05:43

overnight first of all. Everybody

was startled there by the news

3:05:433:05:47

President Trump had accepted the

invitation to sit down with Kim

3:05:473:05:50

Jong-un. Then we had from White

House press secretary is that it

3:05:503:05:54

looked like there were

preconditions, concrete steps, she

3:05:543:05:57

said, were needed to come from

Pyongyang before the meeting could

3:05:573:06:00

go ahead. There was not more detail,

but that was about the process of

3:06:003:06:07

denuclearisation from the North.

Other sources around the White House

3:06:073:06:12

in the last few hours saying there

are no preconditions and the meeting

3:06:123:06:16

will go ahead. There do not need to

be tangible signs of concrete steps.

3:06:163:06:20

The meeting will happen by the end

of May, but we don't know where or

3:06:203:06:23

when. The reporting from Washington

is that the meeting will go ahead.

3:06:233:06:30

Nonetheless, a confusing picture. In

terms of here in Seoul in South

3:06:303:06:35

Korea, the country's president is

hugely optimistic about what this

3:06:353:06:38

meeting could bring. He has helped

to engineer it and bring it about,

3:06:383:06:44

President Moon Jae-in saying

yesterday that he thought the news

3:06:443:06:46

of this meeting was a miracle. He is

describing the prospect of these two

3:06:463:06:51

men sitting down as being a

milestone on the road to realising a

3:06:513:06:58

lasting peace, and that's even

before the meeting happens and

3:06:583:07:04

before we know where and when it

will happen. He is hugely

3:07:043:07:07

optimistic. Others are more

pessimistic and cynical. North

3:07:073:07:11

Koreans in the past have promised to

freeze their nuclear weapons

3:07:113:07:14

programme. They have promised to

freeze their missile development

3:07:143:07:18

programme and when they don't get

what they want, they go back on

3:07:183:07:22

that. There is a differing view

among many, but still an optimism

3:07:223:07:25

that it looks like this meeting will

happen, the first between a sitting

3:07:253:07:30

US president and a leader of North

Korea and that in itself makes it

3:07:303:07:35

hugely impressive.

3:07:353:07:37

An 85-year-old man has died

while waiting in an Accident

3:07:373:07:40

and Emergency unit because of

"dangerous overcrowding",

3:07:403:07:41

according to a hospital boss.

3:07:413:07:42

The man suffered a cardiac arrest

while waiting to see a senior

3:07:423:07:45

consultant at Northampton General

Hospital.

3:07:453:07:47

A leaked email from the trust's

medical director describes his death

3:07:473:07:49

as "due entirely to dangerous

overcrowding in the department".

3:07:493:07:51

In a statement the hospital

said the long wait for

3:07:513:07:54

treatment was unacceptable.

3:07:543:07:58

The National Rifle Association has

mounted a legal challenge to new gun

3:07:583:08:02

control measures in Florida drawn up

in the wake of a school shooting

3:08:023:08:04

last month which left

17 people dead.

3:08:043:08:06

It says the new law,

which will raise the legal age

3:08:063:08:09

to purchase firearms,

but also allows the training

3:08:093:08:13

and arming of school

staff, is unconstitutional.

3:08:133:08:19

Teachers in England could see

their workloads cut,

3:08:193:08:21

under proposals being set out

today by the Education

3:08:213:08:25

under proposals being set out today

by the Education Secretary.

3:08:253:08:28

He will tell a headteachers'

conference in Birmingham that long

3:08:283:08:31

working hours and too much red tape

are becoming a barrier to recruiting

3:08:313:08:34

and retaining staff.

3:08:343:08:36

It comes after research shows

headteachers have increased spending

3:08:363:08:40

on supply teachers. Here's more from

education correspondent Elaine

3:08:403:08:43

Dunkley.

3:08:433:08:45

This is Passmores Academy in Essex.

3:08:453:08:47

Like so many schools,

it's struggling to recruit teachers.

3:08:473:08:50

Classrooms around the country

are now relying on agency supply

3:08:503:08:52

teachers to cover permanent

vacancies.

3:08:523:08:55

We employ supply staff within our

school, a long-term supply,

3:08:553:08:58

so they get to know the students.

3:08:583:09:00

But when we have to use short-term

supply, they don't know

3:09:003:09:03

the systems or the students.

3:09:033:09:05

There is a lack of trust that often

comes, when you build up

3:09:053:09:09

a relationship, isn't there.

3:09:093:09:10

It is quite erosive

of standards, potentially.

3:09:103:09:13

In a survey by the Association

of School and College Leaders,

3:09:133:09:16

71% of head teachers who responded

said they had had to increase

3:09:163:09:19

the amount they spend on agency

supply teachers over

3:09:193:09:21

the past three years.

3:09:213:09:24

Nearly one fifth spent between 6%

and 10% of their budget

3:09:243:09:26

on supply teachers.

3:09:263:09:27

According to the most

recent government figures,

3:09:273:09:30

schools are spending £835 million

per year on supply agencies.

3:09:303:09:37

The issue isn't just

recruitment, but stopping

3:09:373:09:41

existing teachers leaving.

3:09:413:09:43

For me it was a

multitude of factors.

3:09:433:09:46

I found the workload

and the job itself consuming.

3:09:463:09:48

I would work 65 or 70 hour weeks.

3:09:483:09:52

With planning, marking,

the assessments you're doing.

3:09:523:09:58

The actual teaching part probably

took up the least time of anything!

3:09:583:10:02

Today, the government will announce

a strategy drive to improve

3:10:023:10:05

teachers' workloads,

which includes no changes

3:10:053:10:07

to the national curriculum

for GCSEs and A-levels,

3:10:073:10:11

and no new tests for primary schools

- measures which the government says

3:10:113:10:14

will attract new teachers and stop

experienced ones leaving.

3:10:143:10:17

Elaine Dunkley, BBC News.

3:10:173:10:24

If you've been watching this week,

you'll have seen that we've

3:10:273:10:30

been keeping up to date

with Zoe Ball's Sport

3:10:303:10:32

Relief challenge.

3:10:323:10:33

She crossed the line last night!

3:10:333:10:35

We should warn you that there's some

flash photography in the pictures

3:10:353:10:37

we're about to show you.

3:10:373:10:41

Zoe arrived in Brighton after

cycling 350 miles from Blackpool.

3:10:413:10:45

Yesterday was a tough

day with lots of big

3:10:453:10:48

hills and heavy rain.

3:10:483:10:52

But it's all been worth it.

3:10:523:10:54

She's raised more

than half-a-million

3:10:543:10:55

pounds for Sport Relief.

3:10:553:10:59

You can still donate online.

3:10:593:11:07

She was with us yesterday. And her

father, Johnny Ball, wishing her

3:11:083:11:12

well. He's a non-cyclist, doesn't

cycle at all.

He said he bought a

3:11:123:11:19

bike and it went straight back in

the shed.

I'm sure Zoe Ball Leeds

3:11:193:11:25

will be recovering this morning.

3:11:253:11:27

A week ago, the name Sergei Skripal

was one that very few people knew.

3:11:273:11:30

But now the attempted murder

in Salisbury of the ex-Russian spy

3:11:303:11:33

and his daughter Yulia, has made

headlines all over the world.

3:11:333:11:36

More details about his life

have also been revealed.

3:11:363:11:38

Before he was released

in a spy-swap, he spent time

3:11:383:11:40

in a Russian penal labour camp.

3:11:403:11:42

But what else will investigators be

trying to establish?

3:11:423:11:46

Let's talk to the former MI5

intelligence officer Annie Machon.

3:11:463:11:50

Good to have you with us again. We

spoke to you earlier in the week as

3:11:503:11:55

some details were coming through.

What do you make of how this story

3:11:553:11:59

is developing?

I think it is

developing exactly the way the

3:11:593:12:03

investigation should. There will be

three strands. First of all, to get

3:12:033:12:07

boots on the ground, to look at

trying to find eyewitnesses on the

3:12:073:12:11

day, to sift through CCTV coverage

and do the standard police work

3:12:113:12:16

around Salisbury about what exactly

the movements were and where the

3:12:163:12:19

attack could have happened. The

second one is key, to get a warrant.

3:12:193:12:30

This would be on the intelligence

side, to go through the electronic

3:12:303:12:34

communications of Skripal and his

daughter and to see what he is

3:12:343:12:37

involved in at the moment. He was

picked clean as an intelligence

3:12:373:12:42

agent years ago when he was

prosecuted by the Russians. He will

3:12:423:12:47

have also been debriefed over weeks

after he came back to the UK after

3:12:473:12:50

the spy swap in 2010. In terms of

intelligence value, I don't think

3:12:503:12:54

there will be much left. If I were

investigating this now, if I was

3:12:543:12:58

sitting behind a desk at MI5, I

would be focusing on looking at his

3:12:583:13:02

work over the last eight years since

he came to the UK. Good that provide

3:13:023:13:09

some sort of motivation? Could he

have been involved in some dodgy

3:13:093:13:12

deals? We don't know. I think that's

where the focus will be. The third

3:13:123:13:17

prong of the investigation, now they

have identified what is described as

3:13:173:13:21

an unusual and exotic nerve agent

used in the attack, identify which

3:13:213:13:27

laboratories are known to make it,

and how it could have been acquired

3:13:273:13:32

by a state or criminal act support

if somebody has been released or

3:13:323:13:36

been part of a spy swap stoplights

if somebody has been released or

3:13:363:13:42

been part of a spy swap, -- stop

3:13:423:13:47

after a spy swap, is on the

assumption that they will be left

3:13:533:13:58

alone?

They will have been

debriefed, in the run-up to the

3:13:583:14:01

trial, Skripal will have

3:14:013:14:11

trial, Skripal will have been in and

it would be very unusual for

3:14:113:14:14

somebody to be attacked over almost

a decade since it has been released.

3:14:143:14:18

That's why I suggest they need to

look at what he has been involved in

3:14:183:14:21

more recently to provide motivation.

We know a Cobra meeting Cabinet

3:14:213:14:28

Office briefing room meeting will

take place today. Amber Rudd has

3:14:283:14:32

made comments. It's very difficult,

if no blame has been apportioned

3:14:323:14:36

yet, as to help can come from. I'm

thinking, should the Kremlin be

3:14:363:14:42

helping us? Indeed, the Kremlin has

offered to help us. A statement from

3:14:423:14:46

the Foreign Minister of Russia

yesterday, Sergei Lavrov, said they

3:14:463:14:49

would be happy to help.

They are

keen to make sure no blame is

3:14:493:14:55

attached. Home Secretary Amber Rudd

said clearly that the police need

3:14:553:14:58

space and time to pull together the

evidence chain to find out what

3:14:583:15:07

happened before we point fingers.

There is a febrile environment are

3:15:073:15:12

blaming Russia for everything, to

assume it is a state led attack. But

3:15:123:15:19

these kinds of attacks, and chemical

weapons can go missing and be used

3:15:193:15:23

and misused by road actors. We have

seen this with chemical weapons go

3:15:233:15:29

missing in Ukraine after the fall of

the Soviet Union and we have seen it

3:15:293:15:32

in America with strange militarised

anthrax being sent through the post

3:15:323:15:37

after 9/11. Accidents can happen and

people can be subverted. These

3:15:373:15:40

weapons can fall into the wrong

hands so it's not necessarily a

3:15:403:15:44

state actor. That's precisely the

evidential chain the police and

3:15:443:15:48

intelligence agencies will be trying

to work on now.

3:15:483:15:51

It is good for you to is because

again on Breakfast as this

3:15:553:16:00

investigation continues. Thanks for

your time. Let's have a look at

3:16:003:16:05

today's papers.

3:16:053:16:11

today's papers. Let's start with the

front page of the Times newspaper.

3:16:113:16:16

There are some pictures in the

papers and you will be aware that

3:16:163:16:20

crofters on. This dog is a

wire-haired daks hand. It is being

3:16:203:16:25

groomed. -- -- hanged.

3:16:253:16:31

groomed. -- -- hanged. Teenagers

face being cut off from social media

3:16:323:16:34

sites after a few hours browsing.

Ministers looking at imposing a

3:16:343:16:40

limit on the time spent by children

on social media. You seem to be an

3:16:403:16:45

expert on this -- on dogs. Can you

tell me the name of this one.

3:16:453:16:49

I thought it was an Afghan hound.

The nose does not look quite long

3:16:493:16:54

enough so I could be wrong.

You are an expert on dog breeds.

3:16:543:16:58

I am probably completely wrong.

The front page of the Guardian is

3:16:583:17:02

picking up the story that the US

will take a tough stance in

3:17:023:17:07

discussions with North Korea. It is

assumed that Donald Trump will take

3:17:073:17:10

a hardline position when he has the

summit with Kim Jong-un.

3:17:103:17:17

Like many papers throughout the

week, the images from Salisbury

3:17:173:17:19

dominating the front pages. You will

be aware by now that amongst the

3:17:193:17:22

investigations going on, the grave

of Sergei Skripal's wife is being

3:17:223:17:29

examined. You can see the forces

wearing special protection sits on

3:17:293:17:36

the scene.

We are joined by Professor Cary

3:17:363:17:40

Cooper.

Good morning.

Good morning

to you. This is linked to what we

3:17:403:17:45

were talking about, the former MI5

officer, about this former Russian

3:17:453:17:51

spy, his daughter being poisoned and

the impact this will have on

3:17:513:17:54

diplomatic relations.

Yes, they are

all thinking about it now, what do

3:17:543:18:00

we do? The World Cup coming is the

perfect opportunity, and the Times

3:18:003:18:05

has this piece saying that ministers

are thinking about, if there is

3:18:053:18:10

irrefutable evidence, which is what

you have to get, but obviously, it

3:18:103:18:14

is probably a good way of doing it

rather than a trade war something

3:18:143:18:18

else, but who knows what they will

come up with. If they get the

3:18:183:18:22

evidence, I think we will see a

boycott. Right now, they are already

3:18:223:18:28

talking to the Americans, the

Europeans, by doing this, not just

3:18:283:18:33

the UK, but sending a statement

about using chemical weapons.

To be

3:18:333:18:37

clear, you said boycott, and their

own Foreign Secretary, there were

3:18:373:18:41

some alarm, when he mentioned some

kind of boycott. Initially people

3:18:413:18:46

were saying, are England not going

to the World Cup? The only

3:18:463:18:49

suggestion is that dignitaries,

Parliament representatives,

3:18:493:18:56

government, they would not be there.

In some ways, people will say, what

3:18:563:18:59

difference will that make?

I think

they are saying that now, Charlie,

3:18:593:19:05

because the bit about irrefutable

evidence. Until they really can

3:19:053:19:08

prove that it came from Russia, they

will not be able to do that.

With

3:19:083:19:15

Litvinenko, that took 14 years.

It

does not happen in a hurry.

3:19:153:19:20

Absolutely. The adjoining story to

that was Mourinho. That is

3:19:203:19:23

interesting. She has a five-week

contract, five days.

It is five days

3:19:233:19:33

as a pundit for Russia today. It is

thought to be worth around £1

3:19:333:19:37

million.

He was queried at a press

conference, given what is happening

3:19:373:19:44

with the Russian spicing, will you

continue to do that? The press

3:19:443:19:51

officer said, we are not here to

talk about that. Who knows what is

3:19:513:19:54

going to happen? It will be

interesting to see how the West

3:19:543:20:01

responds, if this evidence

transpires.

Back in the world that

3:20:013:20:05

more of us recognise, the world we

live in, questions about how long we

3:20:053:20:09

live in it for?

This is amazing. ONS

says that if you live in an affluent

3:20:093:20:16

area, they were comparing one town

in Cumbria, one village in Cumbria,

3:20:163:20:21

with Middlehaven in Middlesbrough.

Rich against relatively pure. What

3:20:213:20:27

they found was, great Corby ranks as

the top location for longevity in

3:20:273:20:36

the UK, with women living to 97.2

years. Compared with the poorest

3:20:363:20:42

bit, they live to 74. What is

interesting, the healthy life

3:20:423:20:48

expectancy bit. How long will you

stay healthy? If you live in great

3:20:483:20:53

Corby, you will stay healthy until

you're 75, but if you live in

3:20:533:20:58

Middlehaven, you will stay healthy

only 247. Mid-40s. That is amazing.

3:20:583:21:05

We should be looking at that. We are

supposed to be living in a healthy

3:21:053:21:10

age, the UK, we are an advanced

country. The fifth most productive

3:21:103:21:15

country in the world. That is

extraordinary.

It is kind of

3:21:153:21:18

upsetting. What has upset me is this

story. I thought you would like

3:21:183:21:25

this. I do not like it, but you

explain the story. Many people will

3:21:253:21:30

not like it, male or female.

A study

was done by the University of

3:21:303:21:35

Abertay in Scotland, in Dundee. The

evidence has been that if you are a

3:21:353:21:44

relatively attractive women you're

more likely to get a job than a less

3:21:443:21:49

attractive one. -- woman.

This study

does an experiment.

And men as well.

3:21:493:21:55

It applies to men and women. In this

case, they did things with women,

3:21:553:22:00

they had on woman winning a lot of

make up and another on having no

3:22:003:22:03

make-up. She was the same woman, but

they did it, and they had comparable

3:22:033:22:10

people rating them. The woman coup

worthy make up was rated as less of

3:22:103:22:16

a potential leader than the woman to

did not have make-up on, the point

3:22:163:22:20

being, that if you put make-up on

and let really attractive, you will

3:22:203:22:25

not be perceived by people... You

are less plausible. You're less

3:22:253:22:31

plausible as a leader. That is

horrible. We are into this whole

3:22:313:22:37

gender pay thing. There is still a

glass ceiling for women in the

3:22:373:22:40

workplace.

It is an interesting item

in. You could argue the other way

3:22:403:22:45

around, that it is rather

refreshing. Have I got is the right

3:22:453:22:51

way around? They are saying that if

you were less make up your more

3:22:513:22:53

plausible? Yes, as a leader. Is that

not refreshing? That people are not

3:22:533:22:59

duped by cosmetics. One of the

things it is saying is that heavy...

3:22:593:23:06

Sorry. Heavy make-up upsets me. It

is a judgment on how you should

3:23:063:23:12

present yourself in terms of

make-up. Winning like make up and

3:23:123:23:16

being demure or controlled with your

make up is fine, but heavy make

3:23:163:23:20

up... People, male or female,

wearing make up are being judged on

3:23:203:23:26

how they have put it on. Just forget

that, it is about you. The result we

3:23:263:23:32

want is, it does not make a

difference.

3:23:323:23:35

The other upsetting thing is it is

men and women who were asked to

3:23:353:23:38

evaluate.

It is not meant judging

women. In Hollywood, I heard people

3:23:383:23:45

saying, look at those women that are

winning their black dresses. They

3:23:453:23:49

are dressing to the nines. You know

what that means. I thought that was

3:23:493:23:53

horrible. They should not be seeing

about sexual harassment staff

3:23:533:23:58

because they are dressing like that.

I thought that was appalling. --

3:23:583:24:02

sexual harassment things. The last

story I have, and quick one on

3:24:023:24:09

Mother's Day. It is Mother's Day

tomorrow. Guess what.

It is mum's

3:24:093:24:16

day. No, it is not.

The card

3:24:163:24:26

day. No, it is not.

The card makers

are doing cards that say things like

3:24:263:24:28

this. It comes from kids'

programmes. Kids watch television

3:24:283:24:34

and they see the American ones

dominating children's television

3:24:343:24:37

viewing habits.

New words have come

into being. Our traditional

3:24:373:24:44

directors says it is Mothering

Sunday. Good, I am with you. Good to

3:24:443:24:49

see you this morning.

Thank you very

much.

You, too.

3:24:493:24:54

see you this morning.

Thank you very

much.

You, too.

3:24:543:24:54

Controversial discussions. Are you?

I am loving it. It is feisty. It is

3:24:543:25:00

get up and come to work day for me

tomorrow. Good morning. I am trying

3:25:003:25:06

to find the silver lining for this

weekend. I managed to find some

3:25:063:25:09

sunshine this morning. Not a bad

start in the south-east after a

3:25:093:25:15

miserable start last night with

heavy rain but the rain has moved

3:25:153:25:19

further north. It is sitting across

northern England at the moment. This

3:25:193:25:23

is Hull just a narrow goal, gloomy

with low cloud and light rain. The

3:25:233:25:29

rain will drift its way north

through the day but the good news as

3:25:293:25:32

it is introducing this mild air

across the country. After a cold

3:25:323:25:38

night in Highland Scotland, the air

will get to you as we go through the

3:25:383:25:42

day. It will bring rain, on frontal

system cleaning to the north,

3:25:423:25:46

another pushing into the south-west.

In France, it looks dry. Apparently

3:25:463:25:52

there is an important rugby match

taking place this afternoon. We will

3:25:523:25:56

have rain in Ireland, but in France,

for the England match, it looks like

3:25:563:26:01

it will be 16 degrees with cloudy

skies. There will be rain around in

3:26:013:26:06

the UK, and it will move steadily

north. Snow over higher ground in

3:26:063:26:12

Scotland and behind it, showers

following. For the afternoon in

3:26:123:26:16

Scotland, we will start to see the

mild air pushing in. Snow on higher

3:26:163:26:22

ground but it will be an unsettled

afternoon. Rain across Northern

3:26:223:26:25

Ireland but double digits here, and

heavy rain into the Lake District.

3:26:253:26:30

Further south, the rain will be

sherry into the afternoon and if the

3:26:303:26:34

cloud continues to break up we will

see some decent warmth, 13-15d.

3:26:343:26:40

Anything above 15 degrees and it

will be the warmest day of the year

3:26:403:26:43

so far. The rain will move north

overnight, and sit on the Northern

3:26:433:26:47

Isles. Winds and murky conditions

will develop with the moisture from

3:26:473:26:54

the rain. Potential for fog in the

early half of Mothering Sunday. Fog

3:26:543:26:59

first thing in the morning,

particularly through central and

3:26:593:27:02

eastern England where it could

linger for a time. It should lift

3:27:023:27:06

away, and as we go through Sunday,

the rain will sit on the Northern

3:27:063:27:11

Isles, Scotland into northern

England, it is a better day, with

3:27:113:27:16

sunny spells. In the south,

scattered showers, some could be

3:27:163:27:20

heavy, possibly thundery, but it

will be mild for all, double digits

3:27:203:27:24

widely across the country, 12

degrees, and we have not seen in

3:27:243:27:28

double figures in Scotland since the

20th

3:27:283:27:31

double figures in Scotland since the

20th of February. Back to you.

3:27:313:27:34

Thanks. I am doing housework,

tidying up.

3:27:343:27:39

I wonder how tidy it is with Michel

Roux Jr, who is taking over the

3:27:393:27:44

Saturday Kitchen after us.

Argue a

tidy chef? I am a very tidy chef.

3:27:443:27:51

Obsessively tidy. Good morning. Our

special guest today is onstage later

3:27:513:27:59

in Young Frankenstein, so we better

feed her art.

It is Lesley Joseph.

3:27:593:28:03

Good morning. Good morning,

everyone. I have been waiting for

3:28:033:28:09

this moment so long. You have to

face your food heaven or food hell

3:28:093:28:13

at the end of the show.

What are

your heavenly ingredients? Smoked

3:28:133:28:17

salmon, I have to have smoked salmon

every day. I adore smoked salmon. I

3:28:173:28:23

am also really into ginger, because

I do not know if that is my

3:28:233:28:27

imagination, but I think there are

some healing properties in Ginger so

3:28:273:28:31

I have a little swig before the show

every day, and vegetables. I love

3:28:313:28:37

vegetables. Cauliflower, I love

vegetables. And what about hell? To

3:28:373:28:43

blue cheese. I do not like blue

cheese. I do like it, but I am not

3:28:433:28:51

in love with it, too much chocolate,

too rich. I am avoiding chocolate at

3:28:513:28:57

the moment, big-time.

We will see at

the end of the show. Two great chefs

3:28:573:29:02

are here, Florence Knight, what will

you be taking?

Pan-fried pollock

3:29:023:29:07

with almond period, and sauteed

Perce Lane.

And you are back as

3:29:073:29:14

well. What will you be cooking?

Pork

curry from the south of Thailand

3:29:143:29:19

with lots of fresh lime leaves.

Yummy. And you are in charge of the

3:29:193:29:27

winds?

Challenging flavours, but I

will provide deliciousness later on.

3:29:273:29:32

And you guys at home are in charge

of what Leslie Eades at the end of

3:29:323:29:36

the show. Good to website for voting

details.

See you at ten o'clock.

3:29:363:29:41

Thank you. The headlines coming up

in just a moment.

3:29:413:29:45

Hello, this is Breakfast with

Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.

3:30:403:30:44

Louise will have the

weekend's weather for you.

3:30:443:30:50

And Michael have the sport.

3:30:503:30:52

But first, a summary of this

morning's main news.

3:30:523:30:54

The Home Secretary will chair

a second meeting of the government's

3:30:543:30:57

emergency Cobra committee today,

as investigations continue

3:30:573:30:59

into the poisoning of

a former Russian spy.

3:30:593:31:01

Sergei Skripal and his daughter

Yulia are both in a serious

3:31:013:31:04

condition in hospital in Salisbury

after being exposed

3:31:043:31:07

to a nerve agent.

3:31:073:31:09

Specialist troops trained

in chemical warfare have been

3:31:093:31:14

deployed to the city.

3:31:143:31:15

The grave of Mr Skripal's wife,

who was buried in 2012,

3:31:153:31:18

and the memorial stone of his son,

who was cremated last year,

3:31:183:31:20

have been cordoned off.

3:31:203:31:22

President Trump has tweeted that

a deal with North Korea is "very

3:31:223:31:25

much in the making",

which he said would be

3:31:253:31:27

very good for the world.

3:31:273:31:29

The White House says he won't meet

Kim Jong-un unless Pyongyang

3:31:293:31:31

takes concrete steps

to end its nuclear programme.

3:31:313:31:36

No sitting US president has ever met

a leader from North Korea before.

3:31:363:31:41

An 85-year-old man has died

while waiting in an Accident

3:31:413:31:43

and Emergency unit because of

"dangerous overcrowding",

3:31:433:31:45

according to a hospital boss.

3:31:453:31:47

The man suffered a cardiac arrest

while waiting to see a senior

3:31:473:31:50

consultant at Northampton General

Hospital.

3:31:503:31:52

A leaked email from the trust's

medical director describes his death

3:31:523:31:55

as "due entirely to dangerous

overcrowding in the department".

3:31:553:32:02

In a statement, the hospital

said the long wait for

3:32:023:32:04

treatment was unacceptable.

3:32:043:32:06

The National Rifle Association has

mounted a legal challenge to new gun

3:32:063:32:10

control measures in Florida drawn up

in the wake of a school shooting

3:32:103:32:13

last month which left

17 people dead.

3:32:133:32:16

It says the new law,

which will raise the legal age

3:32:163:32:19

to purchase firearms,

but also allows the training

3:32:193:32:21

and arming of school

staff, is unconstitutional.

3:32:213:32:24

Teachers in England could see

their workloads cut,

3:32:243:32:29

under proposals being set out today

by the Education Secretary.

3:32:293:32:31

He will tell a headteachers'

conference in Birmingham that long

3:32:313:32:34

working hours and too much red tape

are becoming a barrier to recruiting

3:32:343:32:38

and retaining staff.

3:32:383:32:46

We can now show your robot who has

got the sack.

3:32:483:32:53

He's been in the job just one day -

but Flippy the Robot isn't up to it

3:32:533:32:57

and has already been replaced

by human resources.

3:32:573:32:59

The burger-flipping arm had

been serving customers

3:32:593:33:01

at a restaurant in California,

as the owners attempt

3:33:013:33:03

to replace human cooks.

3:33:033:33:04

But he's out already.

3:33:043:33:06

Because he was just too

slow and couldn't turn

3:33:063:33:08

the burgers quickly enough.

3:33:083:33:15

He has been replaced by a human.

Quite nice to hear it that way

3:33:153:33:18

round.

3:33:183:33:21

We're told he's being reprogrammed.

3:33:213:33:25

And we have also noticed you can't

put cheese on the burgers either.

3:33:253:33:31

Flip it turned out to of a flop.

Working on that all morning!

I'm

3:33:313:33:42

roaring inside!

The times I've

helped you out and you are not there

3:33:423:33:48

for me when I need you.

It's good to

see the humans making a comeback.

3:33:483:33:52

Talk to us about the silver medal.

That's why robots can't do sport,

3:33:523:33:57

because they can't get excited and

emotional about the first medal for

3:33:573:34:02

Paralympics Team GB in Pyeongchang.

3:34:023:34:09

She was out in the Alps a year ago

when she had concussion, but Millie

3:34:093:34:12

Knight, we never thought we would

see this day, and she has won silver

3:34:123:34:16

with Brett Wild. She is only 19 and

only has 5% vision. But she hurtles

3:34:163:34:22

down the mountain at around 70 mph.

Just behind her guide who calls out

3:34:223:34:29

instructions and wears a bright

orange jacket. Despite that long

3:34:293:34:33

time-out with concussion, Millie

Knight and Brett Wild have got

3:34:333:34:36

silver medals today.

3:34:363:34:38

Our reporter Kate Gray

is in Pyeongchang and earlier spoke

3:34:383:34:40

to Britain's first medallists,

and Kate, tell us why this

3:34:403:34:43

is such an important medal

for Millie and Brett.

3:34:433:34:46

Absolutely. When it comes to

Paralympic games, it's all about

3:34:463:34:50

being on the podium, particularly as

this is Millie Knight's second

3:34:503:34:54

Paralympics. She has a lot of

pressure on her shoulders, and even

3:34:543:34:57

though it was a difficult year for

her, she was hoping she could get on

3:34:573:35:00

the podium, and today that happened

in the downhill of the Alpine

3:35:003:35:04

skiing, the toughest race, the speed

race, they managed to win the first

3:35:043:35:12

Team GB medal at this Olympics. Her

team-mates actually had crashed out

3:35:123:35:17

before them but luckily Millie

Knight didn't see this happen. It

3:35:173:35:20

didn't put her off. She managed to

safely negotiate it

3:35:203:35:29

safely negotiate it down the hill

behind guide Brett Wild. I caught up

3:35:293:35:31

with them just before they collected

their medals.

3:35:313:35:34

It's absolutely fantastic.

3:35:343:35:35

This time last year I sustained

quite a severe concussion on this

3:35:353:35:38

slope, where I crashed

into the finish line.

3:35:383:35:40

To now cross the line today

as Paralympic silver

3:35:403:35:42

medallists is amazing.

3:35:423:35:43

Were you nervous at the start,

was that going through your mind?

3:35:433:35:46

I certainly was nervous,

but I guess that just

3:35:463:35:48

means I cared about it.

3:35:483:35:50

The moment I pushed out

of the start gate, though,

3:35:503:35:52

all the nerves went.

3:35:523:35:53

Brett, you are guiding

her down the mountain.

3:35:533:35:55

It wasn't an especially easy

downhill with incidents

3:35:553:35:59

with other athletes.

3:35:593:36:03

Yeah, it was a challenging downhill.

3:36:033:36:06

The terrain, there was no

popular point to rest.

3:36:063:36:08

The conditions were challenging.

3:36:083:36:10

It was softening up quite quick.

3:36:103:36:12

But we had a game plan and we stuck

to it and we are pleased

3:36:123:36:16

to be back in the mix,

a great start to the Paralympics.

3:36:163:36:19

Is there a slight disappointment it

wasn't gold this time?

3:36:193:36:21

Definitely not.

3:36:213:36:23

With the season we have had, it's

been quite a frustrating season.

3:36:233:36:26

We haven't got the results

we wanted and coming back

3:36:263:36:28

from concussion was really tough.

3:36:283:36:32

This is the highest result

we have had all season.

3:36:323:36:34

For it to come at the Paralympic

Games is wonderful.

3:36:343:36:42

Smiles all round for Millie Knight

and Brett Wild. They will be back in

3:36:433:36:47

action tomorrow in the super G along

with team-mates Mena Fitzpatrick and

3:36:473:36:52

Kelly Gallagher. There was an

exciting curling match going on

3:36:523:36:57

earlier, Great Britain against

curling world champions Norway. A

3:36:573:36:59

tight match from start to finish and

it all came down to the final stone.

3:36:593:37:04

It was Norway's stone and they had

to knock three of Great Britain's

3:37:043:37:07

out of the way to win, they

couldn't, and Great Britain won the

3:37:073:37:12

match 5-2, a great result to start

their campaign at the Paralympics.

3:37:123:37:16

They will be back in action

tomorrow, as will Millie Knight and

3:37:163:37:20

many other British athletes. What a

way to start, we already have a

3:37:203:37:24

silver medal, and so much more to

look forward to.

3:37:243:37:29

It's the penultimate

weekend of the Six Nations.

3:37:293:37:32

In Paris, England will play France

and in Dublin, Scotland

3:37:323:37:34

will play Ireland.

3:37:343:37:37

John Watson is at the city's

Aviva Stadium this morning.

3:37:373:37:40

And John, there's every chance

there could be some party

3:37:403:37:42

there in Dublin tonight.

3:37:423:37:46

Hope you can stay.

There could well

be. Ireland could well wrap up the

3:37:463:37:55

six Nations title this weekend. Who

would have predicted that on this,

3:37:553:37:58

the penultimate weekend? But if they

beat Scotland later on and England

3:37:583:38:02

fail to beat France in Paris than

Ireland will have won their third

3:38:023:38:07

six Nations title in five years. We

could well see a party in Dublin

3:38:073:38:10

later.

What an achievement it would

be for Ireland, not only the

3:38:103:38:16

championship, which they can clinch

today, but next Sunday, possibly on

3:38:163:38:21

Saint Patrick's weekend at

Twickenham, the grandson for them?

3:38:213:38:24

Absolutely, that's what we are

gearing towards. A lot of people

3:38:243:38:28

were predicting before the

tournament that we would see England

3:38:283:38:31

and Ireland potentially win all

their matches and then we would have

3:38:313:38:35

seen that title decider, Grand Slam

deciding match at Twickenham next

3:38:353:38:38

weekend, where Ireland travel to

play England, but Scotland blew that

3:38:383:38:43

apart, beating England two weeks

ago. I think that's certainly what

3:38:433:38:47

we are looking towards, and we wait

to see whether England can go there

3:38:473:38:50

with something still to play for

because they need to match the

3:38:503:38:54

result Ireland produce here against

Scotland later to keep their hopes

3:38:543:38:58

of winning what would be a third six

Nations title alive. Nobody has ever

3:38:583:39:03

won 36 Nations title in a row.

At

least England know what they have to

3:39:033:39:09

do in Paris because the Scotland and

Ireland match will be over. -- big

3:39:093:39:14

because nobody has ever won three

six Nations in a row.

3:39:173:39:25

six Nations in a row.

Only the late

Johnny Sexton drop goal salvaged

3:39:263:39:28

something for Ireland against

France. Everybody keeping eye on

3:39:283:39:33

conditions in Paris. It looks like

it will be dry. That will be key,

3:39:333:39:37

because if you want to score tries

you need fast flowing rugby and you

3:39:373:39:40

need to get the ball into hands.

England have picked a team that can

3:39:403:39:43

provide that attacking threat. Mike

Brown has dropped out at full-back

3:39:433:39:48

with Anthony Watson coming in and

Elliot Daly on the wing and jolly

3:39:483:39:54

day as well. -- Jonny May as well.

Dylan Hartley, the captain, misses

3:39:543:40:03

out with injury so Owen Farrell

steps up to captain the side. A good

3:40:033:40:08

chance for him to cement his captain

credentials. If they want to score,

3:40:083:40:15

they will need the ball in hand.

Let's hope the rain holds off

3:40:153:40:18

certainly for English hopes later

on.

John Watson from his perch

3:40:183:40:22

overlooking the Aviva Stadium in

Dublin.

3:40:223:40:26

Manchester City may be flying ahead

in the Premier League title race,

3:40:263:40:29

but the fight for second place

is warming up nicely.

3:40:293:40:31

Two of the contenders meet

at lunchtime, with Manchester United

3:40:313:40:33

facing Liverpool at Old Trafford.

3:40:333:40:35

They played out a goalless draw,

when they last met back in October,

3:40:353:40:40

with United's defence tying

Liverpool's attack in knots.

3:40:403:40:44

It is not a battle of

systems or philosophies.

3:40:443:40:48

It's two very good football teams

who face each other.

3:40:483:40:53

When United will attack,

I hope all my players

3:40:533:40:55

are involved in defending,

to be honest.

3:40:553:41:00

If somebody says we are parking

the bus in that moment,

3:41:003:41:02

then we park the bus,

I have no problem with that.

3:41:023:41:07

All the old cliches alive today.

3:41:073:41:10

In the Scottish Premiership,

we have Rangers against Celtic

3:41:103:41:12

in the Old Firm derby tomorrow.

3:41:123:41:14

Last night, Hibernian

moved 12 points clear

3:41:143:41:16

of neighbours Hearts

with a 2-0 win at Easter Road.

3:41:163:41:20

Hibs are now just a point behind

third-placed Aberdeen.

3:41:203:41:26

It's now six one-day series wins in

a row for England's cricketers. It

3:41:273:41:35

might not be happening in the Test

series, but it is in the 1-dayers.

3:41:353:41:39

Jonny Bairstow hit a century,

as England beat New Zealand by seven

3:41:393:41:42

wickets in Christchurch to win

the one-day series, 3-2.

3:41:423:41:44

Chris Woakes bowled

brilliantly, taking 3-32.

3:41:443:41:46

Adil Rashid also claimed three

wickets as the Black Caps

3:41:463:41:48

were bowled out for 223 and England

reached their target with the loss

3:41:483:41:51

of just three wickets.

3:41:513:41:53

They go onto a Test series later

this month against New Zealand.

3:41:533:41:57

In tennis, British number one

Johanna Konta, said defeat

3:41:573:41:59

in the second round at Indian Wells,

was one of the tougher

3:41:593:42:02

losses of her career.

3:42:023:42:09

She was beaten in straight sets

by 18-year old Marketa Vondrousova,

3:42:093:42:12

ranked 54th in the world.

3:42:123:42:13

Konta has won only eight matches,

since she reached the semi-finals

3:42:133:42:15

at Wimbledon last summer.

3:42:153:42:16

Rory McIlroy's Masters preparations

are not going to plan.

3:42:163:42:19

He's missed the cut

at the Valspar Championship

3:42:193:42:21

in Florida, after

another over-par round.

3:42:213:42:24

Canada's Corey Conners,

still leads, with Tiger Woods

3:42:243:42:26

only two shots behind.

3:42:263:42:33

It's less than a month until

the start of the Commonwealth Games,

3:42:333:42:38

and the home nations,

plus some islands, are preparing

3:42:383:42:42

to head to Australia's gold coast.

3:42:423:42:45

They all compete separately.

3:42:453:42:47

In the lead up to the games,

I've been meeting some of the medals

3:42:473:42:51

hopes from each team.

3:42:513:42:52

This week I've been to Wales

to meet an extraordinary

3:42:523:42:54

table tennis player -

who's only 11.

3:42:543:42:59

Your first year at secondary school

is a big step in life.

3:42:593:43:02

But maybe not if you're Anna,

who at the age of 11

3:43:023:43:05

is about to represent her country

on the other side of the world,

3:43:053:43:08

and at the same time,

rewrite the history books.

3:43:083:43:15

DANCE MUSIC.

3:43:153:43:20

Now, these pictures

haven't been sped up.

3:43:203:43:22

This is how good Anna is.

3:43:223:43:25

At school, in her lunch hour,

she doesn't give anybody a chance,

3:43:253:43:28

as she builds up to competing

at the senior Commonwealth

3:43:283:43:31

Games in Australia.

3:43:313:43:39

Feels really good, feels exciting.

3:43:393:43:40

I am a bit nervous.

3:43:403:43:41

Seeing new countries,

and making new friends.

3:43:413:43:47

It is mesmerising watching Anna,

who, just remember, only recently

3:43:473:43:52

left primary school and has

already graduated to

3:43:523:43:54

the Commonwealth games,

thought to be the youngest athlete

3:43:543:43:56

in history to do so.

3:43:563:44:00

Certainly giving John who runs the

table tennis club here right

3:44:003:44:03

thrashing.

3:44:033:44:05

No shame, John!

3:44:053:44:08

It is breathtaking how fast

she is, it is remarkable.

3:44:083:44:10

We're very lucky as a school

to have her here.

3:44:103:44:13

I think she's going to do her school

proud and do Wales proud as well.

3:44:133:44:21

She's really nice and we didn't know

at first that she was playing

3:44:213:44:24

when we were in primary.

3:44:243:44:28

It's really amazing how she is just

11 years old and she beats

3:44:283:44:31

all the adult players.

3:44:313:44:32

Anna started playing table

tennis when she was five

3:44:323:44:35

and because there are not enough

players of her standard in Wales,

3:44:353:44:37

she has recently spent time training

in China against the best

3:44:373:44:40

in the world.

3:44:403:44:42

OK, Anna, I'm very

nervous about this.

3:44:423:44:45

You're going to make mincemeat out

of me!

3:44:453:44:50

This humiliation, as it is with most

of the people she plays. This is

3:44:573:45:02

what she's going to try to do...

3:45:023:45:08

That spin!

3:45:093:45:10

Look at that!

3:45:103:45:11

This is what Anna will be doing,

I'm sure, to many senior

3:45:113:45:14

players on the Gold Coast.

3:45:143:45:15

You have to be really fast.

3:45:153:45:19

The spin there!

3:45:193:45:20

That is crazy.

3:45:203:45:21

Sorry.

3:45:213:45:22

You have to be, like,

thinking quick, which ball

3:45:223:45:24

you're going to hit,

what you are going to do,

3:45:243:45:28

plan it before you play your point

and then you rest for three seconds

3:45:283:45:30

and then you play again.

3:45:303:45:31

Just think about it.

3:45:313:45:33

Anna now spends over three hours

a day perfecting her shots

3:45:333:45:36

because she wants to show the world

she is not going to the Gold Coast

3:45:363:45:40

just for the experience.

3:45:403:45:41

I'm going there to try to win.

3:45:413:45:45

Are you?

3:45:453:45:46

What would it mean to get a medal?

3:45:463:45:48

It would mean a lot.

3:45:483:45:53

There's no pressure,

you just have to play your game.

3:45:533:45:56

And do your best. I feel like it's

going to be big. I saw some videos

3:45:563:46:01

last time, so many people, I don't

know how many.

3:46:013:46:05

you would see it leave her bat.

Almost like a snake, it would bounce

3:46:133:46:19

on me, then the other way, then

twist.

3:46:193:46:23

If you manage to get any contact, it

will hit the net or go to the other

3:46:233:46:29

side of the room, the next

classroom, maybe. It will inspire

3:46:293:46:33

those competing at the UK schools

table tennis Championships taking

3:46:333:46:36

place at Hinkley today.

You're talking about football in a

3:46:363:46:41

minute?

Yes, a big passion of mine, and

3:46:413:46:48

Tommy Charlton, the Big Brother of

Bobby and Jack, will be going for a

3:46:483:46:51

football trial.

3:46:513:46:53

Some parts of Britain are set

to see their hottest day of the year

3:46:533:46:56

so far today with some lucky people

getting temperatures

3:46:563:46:59

in the mid-teens.

3:46:593:47:00

You can hold off packing away

the winter clothes in Scotland,

3:47:003:47:02

though, because rain,

hill snow and brisk winds

3:47:023:47:04

will keep temperatures

hovering around 5 degrees.

3:47:043:47:06

Let's not dwell on the cold, though.

3:47:063:47:08

We thought we'd bring

you some lovely pictures

3:47:083:47:09

of the first signs of spring.

3:47:093:47:12

We will dwell on the worm bits. --

warm bits.

3:47:123:47:25

That was very epic music. It was, I

felt swept away.

3:47:323:47:36

It was like a couple were going to

be reunited on the clifftop.

3:47:363:47:39

Or on the sofa. Let's find out what

3:47:393:47:43

be reunited on the clifftop.

Or on the sofa. Let's find out what

3:47:433:47:44

is happening. They were lovely

pictures. Amazing. I put in a

3:47:443:47:49

request for a glamorous music Bangar

graphics but it has fallen on deaf

3:47:493:47:53

ears. Please feel free to sing

along. I have some spring photos for

3:47:533:47:57

you but this is the story in Greater

London this morning, lovely sunny

3:47:573:48:02

spells coming through. We could see

temperatures of 15 degrees. Any

3:48:023:48:07

higher than that, it will be the

worm is Deysel for this year. I am

3:48:073:48:13

sure we will peak higher than that

over the next few months. Cloudy,

3:48:133:48:21

damp, rainy and Hull. The rain is

responsible for the mild air. Ban

3:48:213:48:26

the weather front we are seeing a

southerly wind pushing through. The

3:48:263:48:29

yellow denotes where the male deer

will drift north as we go through

3:48:293:48:34

the day. Milder for all others, but

wet for some. You can see that

3:48:343:48:40

clearly. There will be held snow

across Scotland as well. The next

3:48:403:48:45

weather front will be sherry in

nature so that means if you're

3:48:453:48:48

heading to the Six Nations to watch

Ireland, be for some rain. For the

3:48:483:48:54

England match, it should be dry. 16

degrees, pleasant enough. Closer to

3:48:543:49:00

home, the rain sits through Northern

Ireland, northern England and

3:49:003:49:05

stretches into Scotland. A little

wet sleet and snow but it will turn

3:49:053:49:08

to rain by the middle of the

afternoon, so we do not have cause

3:49:083:49:12

for concern. Milder air will

develop, 4-8d the high. 10 degrees

3:49:123:49:19

in Northern Ireland despite the

rain. North-west England, close to

3:49:193:49:24

the Lake District, heavier pulses of

rain in the afternoon. For Wales,

3:49:243:49:28

the Midlands and further south,

surely bits and pieces and if the

3:49:283:49:32

cloud breaks, temperatures will

rise. Generally around 14 degrees.

3:49:323:49:38

Fingers crossed for hire. The rain

will continue to drift over the

3:49:383:49:42

North and will sit in the Northern

Isles for much of Sunday. The light

3:49:423:49:48

winds will allow overnight fog to

form and that could be a nuisance

3:49:483:49:52

first thing in the morning. Eastern

England could be murky for Mothering

3:49:523:49:59

Sunday first thing. Hopefully it

will lift and we will see dry

3:49:593:50:03

weather for many. Showers developing

in the south and west. Some will

3:50:033:50:06

drift into Wales and the Midlands.

Some will be heavy and sundry. For a

3:50:063:50:14

the North, Northern Ireland and

Scotland, 11 degrees lives possible

3:50:143:50:17

and it will be a quiet story for

many. All good news, but it look

3:50:173:50:24

side we will see more rain on Mundy

in the size and a quiet spell from

3:50:243:50:28

Tuesday onwards.

3:50:283:50:29

in the size and a quiet spell from

Tuesday onwards. More details

3:50:293:50:31

tomorrow. Take care. I will see you

tomorrow as well. Have a good day.

3:50:313:50:36

More often than not,

after a baby's born,

3:50:383:50:40

the umbilical cord is thrown away,

and along with it a vital source

3:50:403:50:43

of blood stem cells.

3:50:433:50:44

This blood can be a lifeline

for people with genetic disorders

3:50:443:50:47

and cancers like leukaemia,

but there's been a steady decline

3:50:473:50:49

in donations since 2014.

3:50:493:50:50

Steph's been finding out more.

3:50:503:50:51

Now, when it comes to having a baby,

donating the placenta is probably

3:50:513:50:55

not something you have

given much thought.

3:50:553:50:58

But it is exactly what actress

and my mate Kellie Shirley did.

3:50:583:51:01

So why did you decide

to donate cord blood?

3:51:013:51:05

I found out that lots of places end

up just chucking the cord away.

3:51:053:51:10

And these people actually

keep the cord blood,

3:51:103:51:14

and they can harvest it for stem

cells for use with blood cancer.

3:51:143:51:19

So I had a boy and a girl,

and the two placentas,

3:51:193:51:22

and we think that Louie was a match

for somebody, which was

3:51:223:51:26

really, really amazing.

3:51:263:51:28

He's a little legend,

Louie, and Pearl is.

3:51:283:51:35

Only ten hospitals in the UK,

like this one, have a dedicated team

3:51:353:51:38

of cord collectors like Zoe,

who is on hand to

3:51:383:51:42

help mothers willing to donate.

3:51:423:51:43

So Zoe, this is where you collect

the cord, isn't it?

3:51:433:51:46

It is a bit much to show on telly,

but explain what happens.

3:51:463:51:49

So once we have got the placenta,

we bring the placenta up

3:51:493:51:52

here and carry out a collection.

3:51:523:51:53

We insert the needle

into the cord and drain as much

3:51:533:51:56

blood from the placenta.

3:51:563:51:58

The placenta is rich in stem cells,

so the blood that we do collect

3:51:583:52:01

from it can be used to transplant.

3:52:013:52:04

So if you don't collect

these placentas, they

3:52:043:52:06

just get chucked away?

3:52:063:52:07

It does, it only gets

thrown in the bin.

3:52:073:52:10

So we have a cord collection

from what we have just collected.

3:52:103:52:12

That is the blood we had just

collected, and that is the blood

3:52:123:52:18

That is the blood we had just

collected, and that is the cord

3:52:183:52:21

we take from the placenta.

3:52:213:52:22

So it it has literally just come

from the woman's body.

3:52:223:52:25

It has.

3:52:253:52:26

So what happens now?

3:52:263:52:27

It gets tested to see

if there is enough stem cells in,

3:52:273:52:30

and once that is done,

we determine if it's good

3:52:303:52:32

enough for translate.

3:52:323:52:33

Of course, it is a decision every

family has to make for themselves.

3:52:333:52:36

We popped in to see Sophie just

before her Caesarean,

3:52:363:52:39

to ask why she is going to donate.

3:52:393:52:41

So with my first, I didn't

even know about it.

3:52:413:52:43

I didn't see any posters

and wasn't told about it.

3:52:433:52:46

And then with the second,

the midwife mentioned it at one

3:52:463:52:52

of my community midwife chats,

and then a lot of my

3:52:523:52:54

friends who were pregnant

in Sunderland were like,

3:52:543:52:56

oh, that is amazing,

how have you done that?

3:52:563:53:03

We want to do it,

but then they couldn't,

3:53:033:53:05

because they don't do it

in Newcastle or Sunderland.

3:53:053:53:07

It is a no-brainer for me.

3:53:073:53:09

It's something I keep

saying, as well.

3:53:093:53:10

It's become a catchphrase.

3:53:103:53:11

It's a no-brainer.

3:53:113:53:12

Yes, totally.

3:53:123:53:13

But having dedicated collectors

on call 24/7 is costly.

3:53:133:53:16

NHS Blood and Transplant say

they deliberately target hospitals

3:53:163:53:19

and communities that often struggle

to find a stem cell match.

3:53:193:53:25

Look, just a couple of hours

after we left, Sonny arrived,

3:53:253:53:29

and before he had opened his little

eyes, he had already done

3:53:293:53:32

something good in the world.

3:53:323:53:33

Now, that is worth screaming about.

3:53:333:53:39

Right on cue.

3:53:393:53:43

It's more than 50 years since that

wonderful moment when Jack

3:53:433:53:45

and Sir Bobby Charlton lifted

the World Cup, but now

3:53:453:53:48

another Charlton is hoping

to play for his country.

3:53:483:53:50

Younger brother Tommy had

to retire from football

3:53:503:53:52

after an injury in his 20s.

3:53:523:53:59

Now in his 70s, he has had a trial

for the over-60s national

3:53:593:54:02

walking football team.

3:54:023:54:03

Tommy joins us now,

with Paul Carr from the Walking

3:54:033:54:06

Football Association.

3:54:063:54:09

And another fan of walking football,

Mike Bushell.

You love it? Poll and

3:54:093:54:15

I helped launch it but we did the

first piece in Bury in Chesterfield

3:54:153:54:19

five years ago. I love the way it is

run. It has led to similar versions

3:54:193:54:25

of other sports, rugby, basketball,

netball. I am fascinated to see how

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Tommy has done, entering into the

England team later today.

Being

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realistic, there are an awful lot of

very good footballers playing.

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You're very good, and you?

No. What

sort of person would I beat is

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saying yes that.

Honest. In your 20s, you were

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playing professionally? No, I played

amateur football. And you watch your

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brothers as they went on to do

amazing things, obviously. Yes. On a

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fitness level, what have you done

sports wise over the years?

I have

3:55:003:55:04

been in the mines rescue service

where you had to be really fit. We

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played football three times a week,

that was marvellous, it got me back

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into it. The walking football came

along about five years ago,

3:55:133:55:17

Rotherham United. The sports

community trust started it up and I

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had a lick and had a go.

I do not

know if you can read, mature Millers

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Association.

How old do you have to be to play

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walking football?

What are the

qualifications? Over 50. We do

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occasionally get young lads coming

along and having a go. We played

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against young ladies. I was just

telling you, one young lady in

3:55:423:55:47

particular, she kicked me all over

the park.

People might think, it is

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people ambling around, but it is

really intense and quite hard not to

3:55:533:55:57

break into a run. How do you find it

in terms of the physical side

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because it is an intense game?

You

have got to be fit, but the point I

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always try to make is that to get

people to have a go at walking

3:56:053:56:09

football, one of the benefits is you

automatically get more of it, not

3:56:093:56:14

only physically, but mentally. It

has done wonders for me.

You look

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very well, may I say. What are the

rules? How do you distinguish

3:56:193:56:25

between walking football and

breaking the rules?

That is one of

3:56:253:56:30

big challenges. You're not supposed

to run. Lots of people are coming to

3:56:303:56:34

football find that difficult. You're

meant to keep one part of one foot

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on the ground at all times. No

contact as well because it needs to

3:56:403:56:45

be a safe sport. We have

50-year-olds playing against

3:56:453:56:47

70-year-olds and we do not want

anyone to get injured.

My impression

3:56:473:56:52

watching that, when people are

celebrating, they were running then.

3:56:523:56:56

Is that OK? There is still the

excitement, even in walking

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football.

When you kick the ball,

with the delay to leave the ground?

3:57:003:57:07

In theory, probably not, but we let

them get away with it. It is all

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about fun, fitness and friendship.

Tommy, you're angling to get into

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what team and represent...

? There

is an England team organised by

3:57:183:57:22

Stuart Langley. He is doing lots of

very good work. He is the manager of

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the team. There is a selection

process going on as we talk. I am

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going to have a go this afternoon

and see if you think Samworth it.

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Have your brothers giving you any

advice, any top tips?

The only thing

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I can remember Jack saying is I am a

silly old... By the is delighted,

3:57:433:57:47

obviously. I would like to think, I

have been so proud of them over the

3:57:473:57:56

years, that maybe I could date -- do

something and they would be proud of

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me.

I am sure other people are

thinking, the family resemblance is

3:57:593:58:04

very clear. The smile. Do you get

mistaken for your brothers and

3:58:043:58:12

congratulated on your success in the

World Cup quite a lot? It does

3:58:123:58:16

happen.

Do you correct people? I

keep saying, you should have gone to

3:58:163:58:22

Specsavers.

Walking football really

improves your passing, so maybe you

3:58:223:58:25

have something to offer to the rest

of the Charlton family. In later

3:58:253:58:29

years, the passing skills.

I have a

little story that I tell about Bob.

3:58:293:58:35

When I was in the miners rescued

when we played three times a week,

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he stayed with us. I got them some

trainers and said, have a game with

3:58:403:58:43

the boys. We spun for who got first

take and I won. I will have him. At

3:58:433:58:49

half-time we were 7-0 up, and I had

scored seven and Bob had laid them

3:58:493:58:55

all and for me, it was marvellous.

Next thing, Bob went on the other

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side. So he went on the other side,

and we lost 8-7.

We are just hoping

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that Tommy is good enough.

Lovely to see you both.

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Fingers crossed for the selection.

Thank you very much.

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That's it for today.

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Breakfast will be

back at 6 tomorrow.

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Have a lovely day. Goodbye.

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