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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

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Britain's ultimatum to Russia -

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Explain your role in

the Salisbury spy attack

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or face the consequences.

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The Kremlin has until

midnight to spell out

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what happened or Theresa May

says she'll take action.

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It comes as tests conclude

the former double agent

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Sergei Skripal and his daughter

were poisoned by a military grade

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nerve agent made only in Russia.

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Good morning, it's Tuesday

the 13th of March.

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Also this morning:

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The Chancellor prepares

to unveil his Spring Statement.

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Yes, good morning from this flower

wholesalers where we're looking at

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whether the economy is blossoming or

not ahead of the Chancellor's Spring

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statement. We've gathered together

people from all parts of the

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business world to find out what they

think.

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I had no hope in the world and now

I'm going to be 21 and I've got my

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life back.

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And in the last of our special

reports we catch up with Tee

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as prepares to leave one

of Britain's biggest secure

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psychiatric hospitals.

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In sport, Sky Sports

pundit Jamie Carragher

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is backed by his

colleague Gary Neville.

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Former Liverpool and England

defender Carragher has been

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suspended from his job

after he was filmed spitting

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from his car towards a girl

in another vehicle.

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Matt has the weather.

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Good morning. Steph may have the

Spring statement later but for me

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we're talking winter towards the end

of the week. Before we get there,

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some warmth in the sunshine today,

fewer showers around as well, most

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of you will stay dry. Your full

forecast in around 15 minutes.

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Thanks, Matt, see you later on.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

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Moscow has until midnight tonight

to give the government

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an explanation about the poisoning

of former spy Sergei Skripal

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and his daughter last week.

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President Macron of France has

condemned the attack and the US

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

called it a really egregious act

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after Theresa May said Russian

involvement was highly likely.

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Caroline Davies reports.

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A supermarket car park shut down

to search for a lethal chemical.

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Hundreds of police are still at work

in Salisbury, trying to find out

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who poisoned a former Russian spy.

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Sergei Skripal and his daughter

Yulia are still critically

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ill in hospital.

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They were attacked

with a rare nerve agent.

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We now know it's a type only

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developed by Russia, called

Novishok.

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Yesterday, the Prime Minister gave

an ultimatum to the Kremlin -

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explain how this happened

or there will be consequences.

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Either this was a direct act

by the Russian state

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against our country,

or the Russian government lost

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control of its potentially

catastrophically damaging nerve

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agent and allowed it to get

into the hands of others.

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The Russian ambassador has

until midnight tonight to return

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with an answer.

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Russia has denied being involved.

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President Putin brushed off

questions about the attack.

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TRANSLATION:

We are busy

with agriculture here,

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to create good conditions

for people's lives.

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And you talk to me

about some tragedies.

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First, work out what actually

happened there and then we'll

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talk about it.

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If there's no credible response,

the UK government has said it

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will take action against Russia

for what happened here.

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But how far they can go will depend

on whether they can get the backing

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of other countries.

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This diplomatic stand-off

between Russia and the UK could yet

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turn into a crisis.

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Caroline Davies, BBC News.

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Later today the Home Secretary Amber

Rudd will chair a meeting

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of the government's Cobra committee.

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Downing Street will be

considering its next steps

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and possible action against Russia.

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Our political correspondent

Alex Forsythe is outside Number 10

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for us this morning.

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We know that this countdown to

midnight, the Russians have to

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respond, and then what?

That is the key question, because up

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until this point, Theresa May and

her government have been very

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cautious, saying they want to

establish the facts of this case

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before a portion in any blame and

taking action. All of that changed

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yesterday when Theresa May stood up

in the House of Commons and

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delivered that strong statement with

this crucial or ultimatum, saying we

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want to know what happened here,

you've got a deadline of midnight

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tonight and then we will consider

what action will take. The key is

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what options are available to the

government. We know in the past

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there have been sanctions on Russia,

some things they could perhaps do

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this time, they could expel Russian

diplomats and stop Russian oligarchs

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from accessing mansions in the City

of London and we've had pulled from

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the Foreign Secretary, Boris

Johnson, about perhaps stopping

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dignitaries and officials from

taking part in the World Cup. The

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question now is which or any of

those will Theresa May choose to do

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and key to this will be getting the

backing of other countries. We've

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heard expressions of solidarity from

the US and France over this, so now

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it's a waiting game, see the Russian

response and so far they have said

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nothing to do with that, after that

it will be back to the Prime

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Minister to take some sort of

action.

And away from that we're

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expecting the Spring statement later

today, what can we hope to see in

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that?

Normally around this time of

year we expect to see the Chancellor

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marching out here with his red box

and have a spring budget but not

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this year. This is a slimmed down

version. Philip Hammond will stand

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up in the House of Commons and give

a short assessment of the state of

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the economy. Things he will say,

things looking better than

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predicted, growth up, borrowing

down, but don't expect him to splash

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the cash. This won't be a big

unveiling of new tax and spending

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plans, more an assessment of where

we are at, and you can expect the

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Chancellor to say we might have more

money but

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money but we still have to get the

debt down, is urging caution. One

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thing to watch out for, we hear

ministers are looking anyways to

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fund the NHS and so we may hear more

about that today.

Interesting. Alex,

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thank you very much.

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We'll be speaking to a former

Kremlin advisor after 6:30am.

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Two victims of black cab rapist

John Worboys begin a High Court

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challenge today against

what they have called

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the irrational decision

to release him from jail.

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The judicial review is expected

to hear for the first

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time why the Parole Board plan

to free the sex attacker.

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The board and Worboys,

who will appear via videolink

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from prison, oppose

the legal challenge.

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An agreement was last night reached

between lecturers' leaders

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and university officials

over their bitter pensions dispute,

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potentially paving the way

for strike action to be called off.

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A deal would mean a new,

independent re-evaluation

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of the pension deficit and temporary

arrangements to tackle

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the funding gap.

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The strike has disrupted action

at more than 60 universities.

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Doctors in Northern Ireland have

seen 100 Ricketts cases over a

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two-year period since 2015. Tim

Muffet will have a report on that

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throughout the programme for you. We

are going to look at some of the

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front pages of the papers this

morning. We were talking about Ken

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Dodd yesterday, sad news about him,

he passed away at the age of 90, so

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many lovely tributes coming from

people he worked with and so many of

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our viewers and he's on the front

page of the Guardian this morning.

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The main story on many of the front

pages, Theresa May points the finger

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at Russia over reckless poisoning of

spy and we will speak to a former

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Kremlin adviser about that just

after 6:30am to find out what the

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Russian responses to that.

We will come to something else in a

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minute but let's look at a couple of

other front pages. The Times, we

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have talked about the deadline to

explain the spy poisoning. Also lots

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of the papers looking today at what

could be the response, they are

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talking about British retaliation

including a cyber attack. The Mail,

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they are asking the question, which

we will put to someone from the

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Conservative Party and labour later

on, they have asked about Boris

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Johnson, he has talked about the

World Cup. The Daily Mail are asking

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that. A few more of the front pages

and the back pages in a moment with

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Kat.

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MPs will vote today on planned cuts

to free school meals

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for the children of parents

receiving Universal Credit.

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Families earning more than £7,400

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per year will have to pay for school

dinners under new proposals

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but only if they live in England.

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In Northern Ireland,

where the government has just taken

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control of spending,

the threshold has already been set

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at £14,000.

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Salt content in takeaway dishes must

be urgently reduced in a bid

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to tackle strokes and heart disease,

campaigners have warned.

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A study by Action on Salt found some

Chinese meals including

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sides like prawn crackers

contain more than double

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the recommended daily intake.

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The survey also revealed a selection

of ready meals were high in salt.

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It should only be seen as a treat,

but I think in this day and age more

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and more people are eating out and

about, whether it's going to

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restaurants directly ordering in.

It's becoming a much more regular

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occurrence. People may perhaps

consider the calorie content but not

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necessarily the salt, because a lot

of the time these dishes don't all

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taste extremely salty, particularly

when you're accumulating them all to

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create a meal, it adds up to a

significant amount for your date.

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Remember Paul the psychic octopus,

who correctly predicted the winners

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of different games

in the 2010 World Cup?

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I remember him.

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Now Russia has named a deaf cat

as its official fortune-teller

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for this summer's World Cup.

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Here he is!

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Meet Achilles the Cat,

who lives in Saint Petersburg's

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historic

Hermitage Museum.

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Oh, he is white against a white

floor!

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He will have two bowls of food

representing either side,

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and whichever he eats first will be

this cat's favourite

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to win the game.

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He doesn't look happy at all.

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Back in 2010, Paul the Octopus made

headlines when he successfully

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predicted all seven wins

for World Cup hosts Germany,

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he picked a mussel from a box

with the country's flag on.

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I believe they have a day of

mourning when he passed away after

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the World Cup.

I remember that, too

much!

The death of Paul.

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More on the World Cup, but not of

cat, possibly later. We have our own

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Kat this morning in Belgium colours.

Maybe I would be picking Belgium,

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not a bad shout for the World Cup.

Couldn't go far wrong. More about

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Jamie Carragher?

He has been suspended at Sky Sports

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after the video appeared of him

spitting at a 14-year-old fan in a

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car. The story has moved on, Gary

Neville, who he presents the

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football with, he sits next to him

on the sofa at Sky Sports, football

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presentation, he has come out to say

he should lose his job over this. It

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was a horrible and despicable thing

to do but at the same time there

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should be no reason why they can't

continue working together. It looks

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very much like he won't lose his job

fully over this, but he's obviously

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facing punishment.

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The former Liverpool and England

defender Jamie Carragher said he

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will accept any punishment that

comes his way after he was filmed

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spitting towards another -- a girl

in another car. It was after the 2-1

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victory for Manchester United over

Liverpool, where he was working for

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Sky Sports. He has been suspended.

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Manchester City are two wins away

from the Premier League after two

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David Silva goals beat Stoke city.

They can win the league against

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local rivals Manchester United on

the seventh of April.

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Southampton have sacked

their manager Mauricio Pellegrino

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with just eight games

of the season left to go.

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They sit a point and a place

above the Premier League relegation

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zone with just one league

win in their last 17.

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World number one Roger Federer is

the redhot favourite to win a record

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sixth title at Indian Wells. That's

after he easily beat Serbian Filip

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Krajinovic in less than an hour to

reach the last 16. Serena Williams

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was beaten by her sister Venus

overnight.

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Venus coming out on top in that

latest clash of the Williams

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sisters, making a comeback six

months after having a baby but Venus

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wins this one.

You really match the

set beautifully.

I have blended in

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beautifully.

We will have a look at

the papers shortly but first, the

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weather. The cold stuff is on the

way?

Feeling like spring in some

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parts, good morning, cold weather on

the way towards the end of the week.

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parts, good morning, cold weather on

the way towards the end of the week.

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Today, compared to yesterday, a dry

and bright today with a few isolated

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showers around, mainly this morning.

Let's have a look at the satellite,

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a swirl of cloud with us yesterday,

slowly edging away into northern

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Europe, allowing the breaks in the

cloud to arrive from the west. We

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still have the cloud in some parts

of eastern England, East Anglia and

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Kent, a few showers this morning.

Thicker cloud in parts of western

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Scotland, western England, producing

some showers. Very isolated, most

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will stay dry through the morning

rush-hour. The cloud will break up

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as it goes east, allowing more

sunshine in most areas into the

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afternoon, some of the brightest

conditions in western Scotland,

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Northern Ireland and the western

fringes of Wales. With some much

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sunshine on your back, feeling

pleasant, light winds, temperatures

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in a few spots, double figures,

maybe some around 12 or 13. That

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bodes well for the first day of the

Cheltenham festival. We have a light

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wind and with some good sunnies

breaks out there, which takes us

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into a fine evening. Should be a dry

commute home, clear breaks to begin

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with and through the night the

breeze picks up in the west and more

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cloud arriving, patchy rain and

drizzle in Northern Ireland, the

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file west of Scotland and later into

the west of Cornwall and south-west

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Wales. Clear skies in central and

eastern areas and here's where we

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have the greatest chance of frost

into tomorrow morning. With this

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area of low pressure to the west of

us, rain slowly edging in, what we

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are going to do with southerly winds

is drag up milder air compared to

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yesterday. You will notice that

especially when you get spells of

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hazy sunshine, that is likely to be

in central and eastern areas on

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Wednesday so tomorrow east is best

for the driest and brightest

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weather, in the west, more cloud.

Rain and result coming and going but

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the rain turning heavy and

persistent in Ireland, the far west

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of Wales and west of Cornwall later

in the day. Where you have the hazy

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sunshine, widely double figures,

some in parts of the Midlands, East

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Anglia and the south-east, where we

have temperatures in the teams. That

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area of rain goes east on Wednesday

night, not making too many inroads

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before strong easterly winds

gradually develop. After a spell of

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mild air mid week, 15 possible in a

few spots, towards the end of the

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week, we drop those temperatures

quite markedly. Colder weather will

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return, the sun of the beast from

the east, high pressure bills across

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Scandinavia, easterly winds

developing and that will drag cold

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air away into the weekend and there

I say it, we could see the return of

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some snow. Back to you both.

We

heard! No doubt you will mention it

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again!

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We gave you a sneak peek of some of

the papers. Leisure show you more

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broadly what is happening. The

picture of Theresa May making that

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speech in Parliament. -- let us show

you. We will show you throughout the

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morning, Vladimir Putin was asked by

the BBC yesterday for his response

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and he says he is dealing with

agriculture so he said, you sort it

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out on your end and we will give a

response. We will be speaking to a

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former Kremlin adviser soon.

And

speaking about Jamie Carragher, the

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parents of the young fan who was

spat at, asking them not to axe the

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pundits.

That was quick, wasn't it?

I think there may be some missing.

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Cat is busy folding things.

I was

trying to, with just two papers, hit

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up the main stories. The two goals

scored by Manchester City which

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pushed them within two wins. They

could wrap up the title. Pep

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Guardiola saying, it doesn't matter

when or where it happens, they are

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basically going to do it. Pep

Guardiola celebrating his own quiet

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way.

And inside pages, more about

Jamie Carrigan. This picture story

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about his 48 hours yesterday after

the spitting incident. -- Jamie

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Carragher.

He's taken on a motorbike

to the Sky News studio and given

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this 14 minute grilling. The irony

of this piece, its punditry about

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punditry. They are analysing what

happened yesterday. A really

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interesting paragraph. In the

homogenous bust and a place that

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football has become an anodyne play

-- anodyne players and media

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management, Jamie Carragher bring us

colour. Trying to analyse why this

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has blown up into a huge story. Not

just the fact that it was disgusting

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behaviour. And it is chalk and

festival. The runners and riders. It

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is going to be particularly heavy

going. How to pick a winner on heavy

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ground today if you want to win a

bit of money on the opening day of

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the Cheltenham Festival.

Jamie

Carragher said it was an out of body

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experience.

There were stats about

how many times. Five times he said

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"Moment of madness". They have

broken down everything.

So much

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discussions yesterday including the

actions about the guy in the other

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car. Stanley questions about the

incident.

That article there is what

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it says about our attitude to

celebrity in football but also to

0:19:070:19:11

society that people are filming.

0:19:110:19:17

society that people are filming.

We

will see the moment in question

0:19:170:19:19

later. We will give people a

warning. Intelligence may be the key

0:19:190:19:27

to success and health. There could

even be a greater advantage for

0:19:270:19:32

those blessed with a higher IQ.

Genes linked to cleverness may also

0:19:320:19:36

help to prolong life. Genes which

make a clever and to live longer.

0:19:360:19:45

Dyoo memorise scoffing 's columns on

the programme yesterday?

I was about

0:19:450:19:50

to say, can we move on from this

column is? -- do you remember

0:19:500:19:55

scoffing scorns.

A farmer would like

the phrase eat like a pig taken up

0:19:550:20:03

of the dictionary because it is

offensive to pigs. Other derogatory

0:20:030:20:08

terms like pork, picking out to be

removed. He says pigs have gotten

0:20:080:20:13

leaner over the years and these

terms are no longer fair. He has

0:20:130:20:17

written to the Oxford English

dictionary on the behalf of the

0:20:170:20:21

country's pigs. He is from Maldon

NSX. The Sun tried to get a response

0:20:210:20:28

from the butcher. He says this bird

has gone funny in the head. A pig

0:20:280:20:35

can't understand. It's a very good

point. Obviously snowflake is quite

0:20:350:20:44

a popular term. The headline

0:20:440:20:50

a popular term. The headline is,

Sowflakes. That's why I mentioned

0:20:510:20:55

the scones. We were pigging out on

scones.

I was definitely pigging out

0:20:550:21:01

on scones. The scones are back.

0:21:010:21:06

Tackling drug and alcohol problems

can be a long and difficult process,

0:21:060:21:09

but in Australia they've come up

with a radical form of treatment

0:21:090:21:12

to help young people

with long-term addictions.

0:21:120:21:14

They're put in control of a plane

as it stalls and starts

0:21:140:21:17

to fall through the air.

0:21:170:21:19

The idea is that it teaches

them to deal with fear.

0:21:190:21:22

Here's our Sydney

correspondent Hywel Griffith.

0:21:220:21:27

This is how it feels

to be in freefall.

0:21:270:21:35

Flying as a way of tackling

addiction is unconventional

0:21:350:21:37

but the aim is to make

people take back control.

0:21:370:21:40

Flying, honestly, is just,

it's a different perspective over

0:21:400:21:43

everything and makes anxiety look

small, if you know what I mean,

0:21:430:21:46

because you're up high.

0:21:460:21:53

This group is from Australia's

largest rehab centre and the 2-day

0:21:530:21:56

flying course is part of a 10-month

step-by-step programme.

0:21:560:21:59

Gino has been fighting

an addiction to the drug

0:21:590:22:01

methamphetamine, or ice.

0:22:010:22:05

Yeah, lost my job, lost my family

and came here to get it all back

0:22:050:22:11

and I used a lot of ice with girls

and for criminal activities and got

0:22:110:22:15

lost in the wrong crowd.

0:22:150:22:17

OVER RADIO:

Now, waiting for 60,

here it comes, so let's ease back.

0:22:170:22:20

They learn how to take

off and fly with Paul,

0:22:200:22:23

a serving fighter pilot.

0:22:230:22:30

In the air, the engines

are deliberately stalled.

0:22:300:22:34

Now there's the stall.

0:22:340:22:35

It's up to them to recover.

0:22:350:22:37

OVER RADIO:

We can learn to work

through our stress and get

0:22:370:22:40

the brain under control.

0:22:400:22:43

Some of them, they just never have

anything they can hold and treasure

0:22:430:22:47

themselves without it being broken

by somebody else who's hurting

0:22:470:22:49

themselves and doesn't want

someone else to succeed.

0:22:490:22:52

Well, an experience like this

is very personal and something

0:22:520:22:54

that can never be

taken away from them.

0:22:540:22:56

Before this, most of the group

hadn't even been in an aeroplane

0:22:560:23:00

before, let alone got

their hands on the controls.

0:23:000:23:02

What they're meant to learn

here is the power of self-control

0:23:020:23:05

and when they're in the skies,

some perspective on life.

0:23:050:23:08

Most have met before rehab,

they were regularly in trouble

0:23:080:23:11

with the police.

0:23:110:23:11

Their case worker argues

that the flying lessons aren't

0:23:110:23:14

a reward for bad behaviour.

0:23:140:23:15

He says they've seen real results.

0:23:150:23:20

When they come back down,

they seem calmer and more mature.

0:23:200:23:23

There is a flow on effect

for the whole community.

0:23:230:23:26

Whether they just stop

doing drugs and crime

0:23:260:23:28

because they've been awoken

to new opportunities.

0:23:280:23:36

Most of the flights are funded

through donations and goodwill.

0:23:360:23:38

The bill doesn't go

back to the state.

0:23:380:23:41

The organisers don't claim

to have a magic solution

0:23:410:23:49

but they believe learning

through fear can help

0:23:490:23:51

transform lives.

0:23:510:23:54

I love the look of genuine shock and

some of their faces.

It has the

0:23:540:24:01

device desired affect the sum.

0:24:010:24:04

As the Chancellor prepares

to make his Spring statement today,

0:24:040:24:07

we've sent Steph to a flower

market this morning,

0:24:070:24:09

to see if business

is blooming there.

0:24:090:24:12

I see what you did there. Good

morning, everybody. We think we

0:24:120:24:18

start early. Mike and Natalie have

been in since two o'clock this

0:24:180:24:21

morning. We wanted to come here to

find out what's happening in the

0:24:210:24:26

economy. We be finding out a bit

later how things are doing at the

0:24:260:24:32

moment and quite a bit barometer of

what's happening in the economy is a

0:24:320:24:36

place like this. Our offer we are

flying in selling flowers. Robb,

0:24:360:24:39

tells about the business.

Since

2007, business is very good at the

0:24:390:24:51

moment. You've got about three

quarters of the flowers coming from

0:24:510:24:55

abroad. South America, UK when the

weather allows. The Far East. You

0:24:550:25:02

name it.

What is businesslike view

at the moment?

We have just had

0:25:020:25:11

Mother's Day, Valentines and

Christmas. The three peak periods of

0:25:110:25:14

the year. In the next few months, it

could be busy for us. Very lucrative

0:25:140:25:20

brass. It's a stupid time to in it.

It's interesting because you started

0:25:200:25:25

just before the financial crisis.

What's it been like? Flowers are a

0:25:250:25:30

good barometer of how people are

feeling.

We had a lot of competition

0:25:300:25:36

but would gotten through that. We

are reaping the benefits. You are

0:25:360:25:40

feeling like things are OK at the

moment. It's good, there are a good

0:25:400:25:47

range of files. I may you been in

since midnight. I will let you crack

0:25:470:25:57

on. All of the stuff you have to get

the flowers ready for all the

0:25:570:26:03

customers. Hundreds of customers

coming to buy flowers. We are

0:26:030:26:06

talking about the economy. We've got

guests from lots of different parts

0:26:060:26:11

of the business world from retail

and manufacturing, exports, what is

0:26:110:26:15

going on across the economy. We'll

be hearing from them a bit later on.

0:26:150:26:24

Let's

0:26:240:29:42

Vanessa is looking ahead to the

Chancellor's 's

0:29:420:29:44

Vanessa is looking ahead to the

Chancellor's 's reinstatement and

0:29:440:29:45

small businesses are looking at it

because of the rising rents.

0:29:450:29:50

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

0:29:510:29:54

We'll bring you all the latest news

and sport in a moment,

0:29:540:29:57

but also on Breakfast this morning:

0:29:570:30:00

As Theresa May concludes it's

highly likely that Russia

0:30:000:30:02

was responsible for the Salisbury

nerve agent attack, we speak

0:30:020:30:05

to a former Kremlin aide

about where this leaves

0:30:050:30:08

the relationship between

the two countries.

0:30:080:30:15

Ken Dodd's been

described as the last

0:30:150:30:16

of the music hall generation.

0:30:160:30:18

After his passing, we take a look

at a tradition that stretched back

0:30:180:30:21

to the 19th century.

0:30:210:30:27

Essentially what you're saying is

mentally you're

0:30:270:30:30

Essentially what you're saying is

mentally you're already failing. All

0:30:300:30:33

the best!

0:30:330:30:34

And it's the clash of the channels.

0:30:340:30:36

Teams from the BBC and ITV prepare

to do battle in a boat race

0:30:360:30:40

for Sport Relief.

0:30:400:30:41

Dan's already in training and we'll

be getting a progress report later.

0:30:410:30:44

Good morning, here's

a summary of today's main

0:30:440:30:46

stories from BBC News:

0:30:460:30:48

Moscow has until midnight tonight

to give the government

0:30:480:30:50

an explanation about the poisoning

of former spy Sergei Skripal

0:30:500:30:53

and his daughter last week.

0:30:530:30:59

It was revealed yesterday the nerve

agent used in the attack against

0:30:590:31:03

Sergei Skripal and his daughter was

produced in Russia. The US Secretary

0:31:030:31:07

of State Rex Tillerson said that

those involved should face serious

0:31:070:31:12

consequences. The Kremlin has called

the accusations unfounded.

0:31:120:31:17

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond,

is expected to deliver some positive

0:31:170:31:20

economic news in his first ever

Spring Statement today.

0:31:200:31:22

The statement, which replaces

the Spring Budget,

0:31:220:31:24

will include the latest official

economic figures but it will not

0:31:240:31:27

impose new taxes.

0:31:270:31:28

Labour ministers say Mr Hammond must

take the chance to end austerity.

0:31:280:31:31

Two victims of black cab rapist

John Worboys begin a High Court

0:31:310:31:34

challenge today against

what they have called

0:31:340:31:36

the irrational decision

to release him from jail.

0:31:360:31:38

The judicial review is expected

to hear for the first

0:31:380:31:41

time why the Parole Board plan

to free the sex attacker.

0:31:410:31:44

The board and Worboys,

who will appear via videolink

0:31:440:31:47

from prison, oppose

the legal challenge.

0:31:470:31:54

An agreement was last night reached

between lecturers' leaders

0:31:540:31:57

and university officials

over their bitter pensions dispute,

0:31:570:31:59

potentially paving the way

for strike action to be called off.

0:31:590:32:02

A deal would mean a new,

independent re-evaluation

0:32:020:32:04

of the pension deficit and temporary

arrangements to tackle

0:32:040:32:07

the funding gap.

0:32:070:32:07

The strike has disrupted action

at more than 60 universities.

0:32:070:32:15

Doctors in the UK and Ireland have

seen 130 cases of rickets in

0:32:170:32:22

children under 16 over a two-year

period. It's the first study of its

0:32:220:32:27

kind into the prevalence of the

owners, which affects bone

0:32:270:32:30

development. A Department of Health

spokesman said healthcare

0:32:300:32:34

professionals should continue to

advise on the best way of getting

0:32:340:32:39

enough vitamins D and can prescribe

supplements if needed.

0:32:390:32:43

MPs will vote today on planned cuts

to free school meals

0:32:430:32:46

for the children of parents

receiving Universal Credit.

0:32:460:32:49

Families earning more than £7,400

0:32:490:32:50

per year will have to pay for school

dinners under new proposals

0:32:500:32:53

but only if they live in England.

0:32:530:32:55

In Northern Ireland,

where the government has just taken

0:32:550:32:58

control of spending,

the threshold has already been set

0:32:580:33:00

at £14,000.

0:33:000:33:03

Salt content in takeaway dishes must

be urgently reduced in a bid

0:33:030:33:06

to tackle strokes and heart disease,

campaigners have warned.

0:33:060:33:09

A study by Action on Salt found some

Chinese meals including

0:33:090:33:12

sides like prawn crackers

contain more than double

0:33:120:33:14

the recommended daily intake.

0:33:140:33:15

The survey also revealed a selection

of ready meals were high in salt.

0:33:150:33:23

That's disappointing, I love a prawn

cracker.

So do I.

It's great.

Are we

0:33:270:33:34

agreeing on something today?

Do you

ever dip it in the hoi sin?

We were

0:33:340:33:39

close to agreement then it has all

gone wrong.

I went off on a tangent,

0:33:390:33:45

sorry about that. Very early to be

asking about hoi sin and prawn

0:33:450:33:48

crackers!

Suite chilli sauce may be!

0:33:480:33:51

We're talking about Jamie Carragher,

the story that's dominating the back

0:33:510:33:55

pages and some of the front pages

because the family of the girl who

0:33:550:33:59

he spat at from the vehicle of his

car have said they don't want to see

0:33:590:34:03

him lose his job, they are happy

with the apology he issued yesterday

0:34:030:34:07

and everyone has a moment of

madness, which is a phrase that

0:34:070:34:11

Jamie Carragher has been using a lot

to talk about his own behaviour but

0:34:110:34:15

lots of people coming out, even

today, when we have been talking

0:34:150:34:19

about it, lots of people tweeting

today to say it is disgusting, he

0:34:190:34:23

should lose his job, others more

supportive saying everyone makes

0:34:230:34:27

mistakes so still a very divisive

topic.

0:34:270:34:31

Jamie Carragher says he's apologised

to the family he spat

0:34:310:34:34

at from his car on Saturday

and that he can't make any excuses

0:34:340:34:37

for his behaviour.

0:34:370:34:38

He was involved in the incident

following Manchester United's 2-1

0:34:380:34:41

win over Liverpool at Old Trafford.

0:34:410:34:43

He now works as a pundit

for Sky Sports but has been

0:34:430:34:46

suspended from his role,

including from working on last

0:34:460:34:48

night's live Premier League fixture.

0:34:480:34:50

I have apologised over the phone. I

spoke to the mother, who wasn't

0:34:500:34:58

involved in the incident, obviously

the daughter in the passenger's seat

0:34:580:35:01

and the father, and apologised. Of

course in the phone call they

0:35:010:35:06

weren't too happy with obviously the

situation. There's not any person in

0:35:060:35:09

the world who can condone speeding

no matter what has gone on before

0:35:090:35:13

that, anything really. It looks

awful and I accept that.

0:35:130:35:19

A

0:35:190:35:22

So a dramatic 48 hours

for Carragher, who'd been working

0:35:220:35:25

at Sky since his retirement

from professional football in 2013.

0:35:250:35:27

But his colleague at

the broadcaster, the former

0:35:270:35:29

Manchester United defender

Gary Neville, leapt to his defence

0:35:290:35:32

on social media, saying that

Carragher's apology means he should

0:35:320:35:35

be given another chance.

0:35:350:35:36

But for another former

Premier League player,

0:35:360:35:38

Carragher's actions

crossed the line.

0:35:380:35:39

Robbie Savage has had his own

experience with spitting.

0:35:390:35:47

I had a running battle with this

Hungary player, I can't remember his

0:35:470:35:53

name, all-night.

Then he came up to me and spat in my

0:35:530:35:58

face and it was the most disgusting,

vile thing. I don't mind if someone

0:35:580:36:03

smashes me in a tackle, I don't mind

if someone head butts me like I've

0:36:030:36:07

been head-butted on the pitch, I

don't mind, but spitting for me is

0:36:070:36:10

the lowest of the low.

0:36:100:36:13

There's something very invasive

about it, isn't there?

0:36:130:36:15

Manchester City are just two games

away from being crowned

0:36:150:36:18

Premier League Champions

after they beat Stoke

0:36:180:36:20

2-0 last night.

0:36:200:36:21

City opened the scoring

just ten minutes in,

0:36:210:36:23

David Silva with a lovely calm

finish to beat Jack Butland

0:36:230:36:26

in the Stoke goal.

0:36:260:36:27

And it was Sila who scored his

second and his ninth

0:36:270:36:30

of the season in the second half.

0:36:300:36:32

The win means they can still win

the title against rivals

0:36:320:36:35

Manchester United on April seventh.

0:36:350:36:41

So happy.

0:36:410:36:41

The first time after 18 years

Manchester City is able to win

0:36:410:36:45

at Stoke City away and at home,

and that means how difficult

0:36:450:36:48

it is to come here and to win.

0:36:480:36:50

We did well and now we are three

games, two games or three

0:36:500:36:54

to be champion.

0:36:540:36:59

Premier League strugglers

Southampton have sacked

0:36:590:37:01

their manager Mauricio Pellegrino

with the team just one point

0:37:010:37:03

above the relegation zone.

0:37:030:37:04

Pellegrino's side have won

just one league match

0:37:040:37:07

in their last

0:37:070:37:07

17, although they are into the FA

Cup quarter finals.

0:37:070:37:10

A 3-0 defeat to Newcastle

0:37:100:37:11

on Saturday sealed the Argnetine's

fate.

0:37:110:37:13

There are just eight Premier League

matches left in the season.

0:37:130:37:16

The Manchester United captain

Michael Carrick will retire

0:37:160:37:18

from playing at the end

of the season.

0:37:180:37:21

The 36-year-old has won every club

trophy in his 12 years with United

0:37:210:37:24

including five Premier League titles

and the Champions League.

0:37:240:37:27

He won 34 England caps.

0:37:270:37:32

He has only played four times this

season after having a procedure

0:37:320:37:35

to treat an irregular heart rhythm

that was detected in September.

0:37:350:37:38

There comes a time when as much

as you like it or you don't like it,

0:37:380:37:43

your body tells you it's time

to stop playing football.

0:37:430:37:46

That's pretty much where I'm at.

0:37:460:37:47

I wanted to finish on my own terms

were at least I could decide and not

0:37:470:37:51

be forced because of that,

so I was determined to get back fit.

0:37:510:37:55

I understood and I would be getting

back fit and I probably wouldn't be

0:37:550:37:59

playing as many games as probably

I might have done that that's

0:37:590:38:02

all been understood,

I've just been training hard

0:38:020:38:04

and trying to keep fit and I've

managed to play a few games

0:38:040:38:08

and so far and we'll see

what happens towards the end

0:38:080:38:11

of the season.

0:38:110:38:12

Another medal for Great Britain at

the Winter Paralympics in the last

0:38:120:38:15

few minutes. Let's go to Pyeongchang

and talk to Kate Grey. Cake, bring

0:38:150:38:18

us up to date.

Another medal for Great Britain at

0:38:180:38:21

the Jonzon amp Alpine centre, today

it was silver for Fitzpatrick and

0:38:210:38:24

her guide -- Kate. This time in the

super combined, a combination of the

0:38:240:38:30

super Gyan slalom. It started first

thing this morning in the super G,

0:38:300:38:36

the same course they did earlier

this week. -- super G slalom. --

0:38:360:38:45

super giant slalom. They moved into

the slalom. Tough competition from

0:38:450:38:51

the Slovakian athlete, who has won

every event in the visually impaired

0:38:510:38:57

category so far here. She was the

go-ahead of the Slovakian but the

0:38:570:39:03

Slovakian managed to beat her time

which meant the great British

0:39:030:39:08

athletes finished in second. Not

such great news for nearly Knight,

0:39:080:39:13

she was in third after the super G

but wasn't able to hold that

0:39:130:39:17

position -- merely. She missed out

on the medals. A silver medal for

0:39:170:39:23

Great Britain. The curlers are in

action, they had an unfortunate end

0:39:230:39:27

three in their game against

Slovakia, dragging behind 4-1. We

0:39:270:39:31

will keep you updated on that as the

week goes on.

More Slovakian is

0:39:310:39:36

causing problems. Another brilliant

silver medal -- more Slovakian is.

0:39:360:39:41

We are still waiting for that gold,

though.

0:39:410:39:43

World number one Roger Federer

is the red hot favourite to win

0:39:430:39:47

a record sixth title

at Indian Wells,

0:39:470:39:49

that's after he easily beat

Serbian Filip Krajinovic

0:39:490:39:51

in less than an hour

to reach the last 16.

0:39:510:39:54

Novak Djokovic is already out

and Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal

0:39:540:39:57

are missing through injury.

0:39:570:39:59

Odds-on for Roger Federer to pick up

another title and Venus Williams

0:39:590:40:03

beat her sister yesterday, another

matchup, as they often do, but Venus

0:40:030:40:08

came out on top, the first time she

has beaten Serena since 2009 emoji

0:40:080:40:13

has beaten her once since 2009.

Almost ten years. That is a good

0:40:130:40:18

start! Experiment, Kat. -- thanks

very much, Kat.

0:40:180:40:24

The Russian ambassador has

until midnight tonight to explain

0:40:240:40:26

the country's involvement

in the poisoning of a former spy

0:40:260:40:29

and his daughter, after it was

revealed a nerve agent developed

0:40:290:40:32

in Russia was used against them.

0:40:320:40:34

Moscow has dismissed claims

the state was involved in the attack

0:40:340:40:37

in Salisbury last week.

0:40:370:40:38

Joining us from there now

is Doctor Sergey Markov,

0:40:380:40:40

a former Kremlin aide and MP

0:40:400:40:42

in Vladimir Putin's United Russia

party.

0:40:420:40:44

Thank you very much for joining us

on Breakfast this morning. Can I

0:40:440:40:48

start by asking, how do you think

Russia can explain how Nova Jock

0:40:480:40:52

ended up in Salisbury in the United

Kingdom?

0:40:520:40:56

-- Nova shock. First of all we don't

know that it is Nova shock -- not

0:40:560:41:01

the Jock. ...

0:41:010:41:04

We know British intelligence service

community are very experienced in

0:41:060:41:11

classification, it could have been a

different chemical attack, it is

0:41:110:41:17

similar to what's been used in

eastern Ghouta, in Syria, in the war

0:41:170:41:23

there, there is an indication this

has been made in Syria as well as

0:41:230:41:27

now in Salisbury. Russia is waiting

on official documentation and letter

0:41:270:41:32

from British authorities and the

British authorities have no facts

0:41:320:41:39

and no real evidence of involvement

of Russian authorities in the case.

0:41:390:41:49

We will now see hysterical speeches

in Parliament and the media, which

0:41:490:41:55

is part of the campaign which we

have seen for years.

Just to

0:41:550:42:03

clarify, you do not accept the

British government assessment that

0:42:030:42:07

this was a Russian nerve agent made

only in Russia?

We don't trust the

0:42:070:42:13

British authorities, we don't trust

specifically British intelligence

0:42:130:42:19

service community. I think

personally our politically weak

0:42:190:42:25

Prime Minister

0:42:250:42:30

Prime Minister Theresa May... She is

hysterical. Theresa May is

0:42:300:42:41

manipulated by the politically

strong British intelligence service.

0:42:410:42:45

They may want to crash the football

World Cup in Russia.

Can I ask you,

0:42:450:42:54

do you think, given what you have

said, you think this is a British

0:42:540:42:58

ploy, is that why Vladimir Putin was

quite dismissive when asked by a BBC

0:42:580:43:03

journalist about what he thought was

happening in Salisbury yesterday? He

0:43:030:43:07

said he's here to talk about

agriculture, you sort it out and we

0:43:070:43:11

will decide what to say after that.

It's exactly what Vladimir Putin

0:43:110:43:15

wanted to save, he is trying to do

something good for the country.

0:43:150:43:23

Maybe I will say more strongly and

clearly, Russia is in the

0:43:230:43:29

21st-century and Russia doesn't kill

political opponents. Terrorists

0:43:290:43:34

preparing terrorist attacks only on

Russian territory can be afraid of

0:43:340:43:41

their lives, but Russia doesn't kill

political opponents. We don't

0:43:410:43:44

demonise Russia. Mr Skripal had

already been captured by Russian

0:43:440:43:49

authorities and we didn't kill him.

I understand you defending Putin, I

0:43:490:43:53

understand that, but can I say,

Theresa May after a week of

0:43:530:43:58

investigation, after looking at past

events and things Vladimir Putin has

0:43:580:44:03

said, and after careful analysis of

this substance has come to one of

0:44:030:44:07

two conclusions, either Russia has

attempted to murder to people with a

0:44:070:44:10

deadly nerve agent on foreign soil,

or someone has managed to access

0:44:100:44:14

that nerve agent developed in

Russia. Both of those require

0:44:140:44:18

answers, don't be?

Yeah, absolutely

agree that don't be? Russian

0:44:180:44:26

authorities should give the answer

-- don't lay. ...

0:44:260:44:31

This is exactly what the Russian

authorities... Ask the US

0:44:330:44:41

authorities about Russian meddling

in the US election. Please give us

0:44:410:44:46

documents, give us real facts, not

blah, blah pontificated by your

0:44:460:44:55

intelligence services. Russia is

waiting for documents and letters,

0:44:550:44:58

then let's sit down and decide how

we can do a joint investigation over

0:44:580:45:03

this issue.

You refer to it as blah, blah, blah,

0:45:030:45:08

in your mind, when the British Prime

Minister is making these points,

0:45:080:45:13

specifically she is saying it looks

like this was Russian inspired in

0:45:130:45:17

some way, why has there not been an

official response from Russia to

0:45:170:45:21

say, for example, we will look into

this and try to find out what we

0:45:210:45:25

know from our end, rather than flat

denial of anything possibly being

0:45:250:45:29

attributed to Russia in any way?

0:45:290:45:35

I think a spokesman of Mr Putin

thought that Russia would have no

0:45:350:45:43

evidence, but somehow we would, and

we are awaiting official documents,

0:45:430:45:48

awaiting the letter. We will give a

response to that letter. No letter,

0:45:480:45:52

no document from the British side

but only propagandist attack.

We

0:45:520:45:58

have not seen it. OK, thank you very

much your time this morning. A

0:45:580:46:07

former adviser to the Kremlin,

Sergei Markov, and what he was

0:46:070:46:18

saying that Theresa May said to the

Parliament was "Blah, blah, blah. "

0:46:180:46:25

We will talk about this nerve agent

and where it was made. A very

0:46:250:46:29

interesting topic of discussion.

Matt, in the meantime, he can update

0:46:290:46:33

us with the weather.

0:46:330:46:39

A better day than yesterday in

Scotland and Northern Ireland, not

0:46:390:46:44

daring -- bearing much better.

Increasing amounts of sunshine. The

0:46:440:46:48

cloud that brought the rain across

England and Wales, pushing his way

0:46:480:46:55

off into the continent. One of two

showers here. A bit more cloud into

0:46:550:47:03

the West of Scotland. This is

producing the odd shower to take you

0:47:030:47:09

into the morning rush hour. Showers

will become less of a feature during

0:47:090:47:12

the day. Wishing its way eastwards.

We will see sunny spells develop.

0:47:120:47:19

Some of the sunniest conditions

across western parts of Wales. Not a

0:47:190:47:22

bad day at all. With the wind light,

strengthening sunshine on your back,

0:47:220:47:27

temperatures around ten, 11 degrees.

It will feel quite pleasant this

0:47:270:47:31

afternoon. Good news if you are

heading off to the start of the

0:47:310:47:37

Cheltenham Festival, it should

hopefully stay largely dry tomorrow.

0:47:370:47:42

Let's get you there first of all.

Some clearer skies across the

0:47:420:47:46

eastern half of the country. The

charts are some frost in the West.

0:47:460:47:50

Cloud increasing through the night,

the breeze picking up on some patchy

0:47:500:47:56

rain and drizzle into the West of

Scotland. Maybe the far west of

0:47:560:47:59

Wales and Cornwall. Mostly dry into

the morning. A change into

0:47:590:48:02

Wednesday. This big area of low

pressure edges closer, bringing an

0:48:020:48:08

increasing threat of rain but what

it does is a strengthening of South,

0:48:080:48:12

south-easterly wind. Tomorrow will

be the warmest day of the week

0:48:120:48:18

across the country. Hazy sunshine

across central and eastern area. The

0:48:180:48:23

breeze picking up. Always cloud is

in the West with the odd break here

0:48:230:48:27

and there that the cloud Picken up

some rain and drizzle. In the rain

0:48:270:48:31

turning heavy at times into the

afternoon and Northern Ireland, the

0:48:310:48:34

far west of Wales and Cornwall. But

note that temperatures, widely in

0:48:340:48:38

double figures. A few spots to

around 14 or 15 degrees. Rain in the

0:48:380:48:44

West. Tries to push its way

northwards and eastwards. Doesn't

0:48:440:48:47

make much on a wave in roads. This

area of high pressure is fighting

0:48:470:48:52

back. Pushing the milder away and

into the weekend, it is set to

0:48:520:48:57

produce cold air once again. With a

cold wind, temperatures set to drop

0:48:570:49:01

and we could see the return of some

snow. The good news, the snow is not

0:49:010:49:06

going to be as heavy as we have seen

over the last 24 hours. These

0:49:060:49:11

pictures are taken by my own brother

in Kentucky. Such heavy snowfall in

0:49:110:49:15

the middle of March is unusual. That

is said to combine with a weather

0:49:150:49:19

system over the east coast of the

United States in places like Boston

0:49:190:49:23

could see a foot and a half of snow.

The snow returns this weekend.

0:49:230:49:31

I like the way you get your family

members into the weather report.

0:49:310:49:35

Just cracking pictures, are they,?

0:49:350:49:44

Now as we've been saying

this morning, today

0:49:440:49:46

is the Chancellor's Spring Statement

so where better to send Steph

0:49:460:49:49

than a flower wholesalers

that's in full bloom.

0:49:490:49:51

Morning Steph.

0:49:510:49:52

What a great place to find out

whether the economy is blossoming or

0:49:520:49:55

not. This is a wholesaler selling

flower stall to different customers

0:49:550:50:00

around the country. You can see

Natalie and Mike have been here

0:50:000:50:04

since two o'clock picking flowers

for the customers. They are quite a

0:50:040:50:07

good barometer of how the economy is

doing. It's a type of luxury we

0:50:070:50:12

might spend a bit more money on if

we have it. Today will be finding

0:50:120:50:16

out from the Chancellor what is

happening in the economy at the

0:50:160:50:20

moment. We've gathered together to

get some different parts and

0:50:200:50:23

business sectors to find out. We

will sit on our sofa beautifully

0:50:230:50:30

decorated with flowers. Tony, I was

in your factory a few weeks ago

0:50:300:50:34

talking about what's happening with

your business. Tell us what you do.

0:50:340:50:40

We manufacture plastic housewares.

Bakewell. Since your visit, is this

0:50:400:50:48

is booming. Is that because of me?

Where is the growth coming from?

0:50:480:50:56

Within the country, it's going very,

very well. We had a record January

0:50:560:51:01

this year.

What I was interested was

the fact you sell the kind of

0:51:010:51:05

buckets and containers to places as

far as South Korea, for example.

0:51:050:51:09

What had been like getting that

business?

We get a lot of help. The

0:51:090:51:17

Chamber of Commerce is there to

help. The Institute of exports is

0:51:170:51:20

there. A lot of help even within our

own trade. We have our own

0:51:200:51:27

association. They grease the wheels

for us. We just go and collect the

0:51:270:51:31

orders.

Things going wealthy you.

0:51:310:51:37

orders.

Things going wealthy you.

--

well for you. We manufacture carpets

0:51:380:51:42

in Kidderminster. Manufacturing

carpets are the domestic market in

0:51:420:51:45

the UK mainly. How is business for

you? We are doing OK but we are

0:51:450:51:51

having to work hard to do it by

investing a lot in new product and

0:51:510:51:55

new design work and so on. It's OK.

We have to work hard to get it.

It's

0:51:550:52:03

the kind of business where people

can see how your feeling about the

0:52:030:52:09

economy.

Business is booming at the

house market is booming but at the

0:52:090:52:12

same time, a bit like the flowers

here, you can treat yourself a

0:52:120:52:16

refurbishment as well when things

are moving so well. By adding a

0:52:160:52:22

little bit more design element to

it, wearable to get a bit more of

0:52:220:52:26

that.

And Vicki, an economist here.

This gives as one flavour of the

0:52:260:52:35

economy. What's happening in the

rest the economy?

It's interesting

0:52:350:52:41

that exports are doing well. There

is a synchronised improvement in the

0:52:410:52:46

world economy. Domestically, things

are slightly tougher. The consumer

0:52:460:52:50

is being squeezed by higher

inflation. Rages -- wages are not

0:52:500:52:55

rising as high. The housing market,

slowing down right now. That is an

0:52:550:53:03

issue. Construction is suffering.

We've seen that in house building

0:53:030:53:07

and infrastructure more generally

but nevertheless, the Chancellor

0:53:070:53:11

will upgrade forecast the 2018

because exports are doing so well.

0:53:110:53:17

Manufacturing is really improving.

The rest of the sector is not so

0:53:170:53:22

good. There is better news coming

through. He is collecting a lot more

0:53:220:53:28

taxes. People will look to see, will

there be a bit of a manoeuvre so he

0:53:280:53:34

can give something back. We have a

benefit squeeze coming through. The

0:53:340:53:40

consumer nevertheless is the one we

should be focusing on. Not free

0:53:400:53:44

right this minute.

We mentioned

manufacturing exports. We have other

0:53:440:53:54

business people will be chatting to.

Some offer must later. A lovely

0:53:540:54:01

setting. Quite a bit of foliage.

0:54:010:54:06

The British music-hall tradition

stretches all the way back

0:54:060:54:08

to the 19th century,

and has produced legends

0:54:080:54:10

like Max Miller and George Formby.

0:54:100:54:12

They're names that are

still recognised today,

0:54:120:54:14

but following the death

of comedian Ken Dodd,

0:54:140:54:16

who was described as the last

of the music-hall maestros,

0:54:160:54:19

is it an art form that's been

permanently consigned to history?

0:54:190:54:22

Joining us now is Simon Sladen

a senior curator from the Victoria

0:54:220:54:25

and Albert museum.

0:54:250:54:29

Good morning to you. Looking a bit

at the history of musical, whetted

0:54:290:54:35

its start?

It's a very British form.

We have bought a builder to be think

0:54:350:54:41

of musicals, 19th-century, 1850s,

maybe 1880s, we have conjurers but

0:54:410:54:46

rather naughty songs,

cross-dressing, circus acts, you got

0:54:460:54:52

something for everyone in a very

rowdy environment week and have a

0:54:520:54:57

beer, have something to drink and

lots of different times of

0:54:570:55:01

entertainment.

0:55:010:55:06

entertainment.

The musical then

transforms into variety and the big

0:55:060:55:09

difference there is better venues,

but is whether senior march comes

0:55:090:55:16

in, and the acts generally clean

themselves up a bit.

It's a little

0:55:160:55:20

less gay. Most people might say that

varieties have died out and the

0:55:200:55:27

dead. But we will see some of those

acts, stand-up comedians. Pantomime,

0:55:270:55:35

were a lot of those set pieces and

comedy slapstick scenes are kept

0:55:350:55:39

within that but there are people

that still are within that musical

0:55:390:55:44

tradition today. We think of people

who do funny songs.

0:55:440:55:51

who do funny songs. Maybe Flight of

the Conchords, they are currently

0:55:530:55:56

touring. Bill Bailey, would that

eccentricity.

I love the idea that

0:55:560:56:00

it was all around food. There was a

participation element.

Absolutely,

0:56:000:56:06

and that is the thing that is key

about that form in particular. There

0:56:060:56:13

is no theatrical fort wall. There

was interaction. People might throw

0:56:130:56:17

things. That frenzy of the stars or

the acts quickly running off the

0:56:170:56:22

stage. Maybe for other venues that

night. There is this jostling, this

0:56:220:56:29

hustle and bustle about. You've got

your time to perform, to entertain

0:56:290:56:33

because if you don't, you are not

going to get a reaction.

You mention

0:56:330:56:37

Harry Hill and people like that. We

celebrated the life of Bruce Forsyth

0:56:370:56:43

on the weekend and the sad news

about Ken Dodd, one of those musical

0:56:430:56:47

greats. Are there many left?

With

comedy, it goes through generations.

0:56:470:56:54

Tommy Cooper was another person

rooted in that tradition. Looking at

0:56:540:56:59

those people we would have seen.

Today's generation are looking at

0:56:590:57:05

Tommy Cooper, Ken Dodd, but that

lineage stretches all the way back

0:57:050:57:09

so the roots are very much there.

Lovely to speak to you.

We will talk

0:57:090:57:17

music all a little later on. You can

get into contact us --

0:57:171:00:45

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

1:00:451:00:49

Britain's ultimatum to Russia -

1:00:491:00:50

Explain your role in

the Salisbury spy attack

1:00:501:00:52

or face the consequences.

1:00:521:00:54

The Kremlin has until

midnight to spell out

1:00:541:00:57

what happened or Theresa May

says she'll take action.

1:00:571:01:02

It comes as tests conclude

the former double agent

1:01:021:01:05

Sergei Skripal and his daughter

were poisoned by a military grade

1:01:051:01:08

nerve agent made only in Russia.

1:01:081:01:14

Good morning, it's Tuesday

the 13th of March.

1:01:251:01:28

Also this morning:

1:01:281:01:31

The Chancellor prepares

to unveil his Spring Statement.

1:01:311:01:39

Yes, good morning from this flower

wholesalers in Manchester,

1:01:431:01:45

where we're looking

at whether the economy is blossoming

1:01:451:01:47

or

not ahead of the Chancellor's

1:01:471:01:49

Spring statement.

1:01:491:01:50

We've gathered together people

from all parts of the business world

1:01:501:01:50

We've gathered together people

from all parts of the business world

1:01:501:01:53

to find out what they think.

1:01:531:01:55

I had no hope in the world and now

I'm going to be 21 and I've

1:01:551:01:59

got my life back.

1:01:591:02:00

And in the last of our special

reports we catch up with Tee

1:02:001:02:04

as prepares to leave one

of Britain's biggest secure

1:02:041:02:06

psychiatric hospitals.

1:02:061:02:07

In sport, Sky Sports

pundit Jamie Carragher

1:02:071:02:13

has the support of his

colleague Gary Neville.

1:02:131:02:15

Former Liverpool and England

defender Carragher has been

1:02:151:02:17

suspended from his job

after he was filmed spitting

1:02:171:02:19

from his car towards a girl

in another vehicle.

1:02:191:02:22

And Matt has the weather.

1:02:221:02:24

Good morning. Steph may have the

spring statement, I've certainly got

1:02:241:02:28

the return of winter. Later this

week things getting colder, but for

1:02:281:02:32

the next couple of days, when the

sun is out, quite pleasant, only a

1:02:321:02:36

few showers today, most will be dry.

I'll have your full forecast in

1:02:361:02:41

about 15 minutes.

1:02:411:02:41

Thanks, Matt, see you later on.

1:02:411:02:43

Good morning.

1:02:431:02:44

First, our main story.

1:02:441:02:45

Moscow has until midnight tonight

to give the government

1:02:451:02:47

an explanation about the poisoning

of former spy Sergei Skripal

1:02:471:02:50

and his daughter last week.

1:02:501:02:51

President Macron of France has

condemned the attack and the US

1:02:511:02:54

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

called it a really egregious act

1:02:541:02:57

after Theresa May said Russian

involvement was highly likely.

1:02:571:03:00

Caroline Davies reports.

1:03:001:03:00

A supermarket car park shut down

to search for a lethal chemical.

1:03:001:03:04

Hundreds of police are still at work

in Salisbury, trying to find out

1:03:041:03:07

who poisoned a former Russian spy.

1:03:071:03:09

Sergei Skripal and his daughter

Yulia are still critically

1:03:091:03:11

ill in hospital.

1:03:111:03:12

They were attacked

with a rare nerve agent.

1:03:121:03:19

We now know it's a type only

developed by Russia called Novishok.

1:03:191:03:24

Yesterday, the Prime Minister gave

an ultimatum to the Kremlin -

1:03:241:03:28

explain how this happened

or there will be consequences.

1:03:281:03:31

Either this was a direct act

by the Russian state

1:03:311:03:33

against our country,

or the Russian government lost

1:03:331:03:35

control of its potentially

catastrophically damaging nerve

1:03:351:03:37

agent and allowed it to get

into the hands of others.

1:03:371:03:44

The Russian ambassador has

until midnight tonight to return

1:03:441:03:47

with an answer.

1:03:471:03:50

Russia has denied being involved.

1:03:501:03:52

President Putin brushed off

questions about the attack.

1:03:521:03:56

TRANSLATION:

We are busy

with agriculture here

1:03:561:04:00

to create good conditions

for people's lives

1:04:001:04:04

and you talk to me

about some tragedies.

1:04:041:04:06

First, work out what actually

happened there and then we'll

1:04:061:04:08

talk about it.

1:04:081:04:10

If there's no credible response,

the UK government has said it

1:04:101:04:13

will take action against Russia

for what happened here.

1:04:131:04:16

But how far they can go will depend

on whether they can get the backing

1:04:161:04:20

of other countries.

1:04:201:04:20

This diplomatic stand-off

between Russia and the UK could yet

1:04:201:04:23

turn into a crisis.

1:04:231:04:29

Caroline Davies, BBC News.

1:04:291:04:37

Earlier on the programme a former

Russian MP told us how he does not

1:04:401:04:43

trust British politicians or

authorities stopped

1:04:431:04:46

, gonna.

The me tell you again, we

don't trust British authorities, we

1:04:461:04:51

don't trust British service

community. I think personally the

1:04:511:04:59

politically weak Prime Minister

Theresa May talks about

1:04:591:05:03

nationalistic hysteria to keep the

opposition Prime Minister in check,

1:05:031:05:10

also Theresa May is manipulated by

the politically strong British

1:05:101:05:14

intelligence service who is... It

may be to crush the Russian football

1:05:141:05:23

World Cup in Russia.

1:05:231:05:29

Joining us now is our Moscow

correspondent Sarah Rainsford.

1:05:301:05:33

We got a sense of what he felt about

Theresa May, the British government,

1:05:331:05:39

British authorities, all the rest of

it, what is your sense from Russia,

1:05:391:05:42

what are they saying and what is the

mood music?

That is the general mood

1:05:421:05:51

of the political class in Russia.

After Theresa May made her speech,

1:05:511:05:56

in Moscow the reaction was to call

it a circus and a show to talk about

1:05:561:06:01

a political campaign being mounted

from the UK against Russia.

1:06:011:06:04

Essentially turning the tables on

Theresa May and the British

1:06:041:06:08

government, suggesting rather than

rush of being responsible for this,

1:06:081:06:11

in fact the UK is responsible.

That's been the reaction all along

1:06:111:06:16

here, in fact, ever since Sergei

Skripal and his daughter were

1:06:161:06:20

poisoned a week so ago. A political

campaign, Russ Afobe, those are the

1:06:201:06:27

words we hear time and time again

and I think Russia will continue

1:06:271:06:32

along that path to obfuscate and to

deny and to continue to point the

1:06:321:06:35

finger of blame AACTA Awards the

UK's. It's been the method so far

1:06:351:06:39

and I don't really expect anything

to change right now.

Very

1:06:391:06:43

interesting to hear that about

what's going on. Sarah, thank you

1:06:431:06:46

very much.

1:06:461:06:50

Later today the Home Secretary Amber

Rudd will chair a meeting

1:06:501:06:53

of the government's Cobra committee.

1:06:531:06:54

Our political correspondent

Alex Forsythe is outside Number 10

1:06:541:06:57

for us this morning.

1:06:571:06:58

This is the story that has dominated

the headlines for a good week or so

1:06:581:07:02

and will continue to do so?

Up until

this point the Prime Minister,

1:07:021:07:05

Theresa May, has been under pressure

to take action but she's been clear

1:07:051:07:11

alongside senior members of her

government they didn't want to

1:07:111:07:14

apportion blame before they were

sure of the facts and yesterday that

1:07:141:07:18

changed. We heard from the Prime

Minister clearly saying because of

1:07:181:07:22

the use of this nerve agent it was

highly likely there was some sort of

1:07:221:07:26

Russian involvement, hence us having

this ultimatum and deadline, this

1:07:261:07:29

threat of consequences. The big

question is what good those

1:07:291:07:34

consequences be? In the past the UK

has been accused of being too soft

1:07:341:07:38

on Russia. The options on the table

now? Well, the government could

1:07:381:07:42

choose to expel Russian diplomat is.

It could, as you've heard not send

1:07:421:07:49

dignitaries and officials to the

World Cup but to have any impact

1:07:491:07:53

here they would want support from

the international community. There's

1:07:531:07:56

been expressions of solidarity from

the US and France but for now it's a

1:07:561:08:00

waiting game. First, the reaction

from Russia and then the onus back

1:08:001:08:04

on Theresa May to see what she will

do.

Alex Coomber thanks very much.

1:08:041:08:10

Alex Forsyth outside Number 10.

We will be talking about that

1:08:101:08:12

through the morning.

1:08:121:08:14

The Chancellor of the Exchequer,

Philip Hammond, is expected

1:08:141:08:17

to deliver some positive economic

news in his first ever

1:08:171:08:20

Spring Statement today.

1:08:201:08:20

The statement, which

replaces the old spring

1:08:201:08:22

Budget, will include the latest

official forecasts but will not

1:08:221:08:25

impose any new taxes.

1:08:251:08:26

Steph is at a flower wholesalers

in Manchester with more details.

1:08:261:08:30

good morning. It's normally this

time of year where we are talking

1:08:301:08:34

about the budget, where the

Chancellor has his red box and

1:08:341:08:38

announces his plans for taxes and

spending but not this year. Now it's

1:08:381:08:42

what we call a spring statement, in

other words he will give an update

1:08:421:08:46

on what's been going on in the

economy. As you say, we're expecting

1:08:461:08:50

good news. For example, we've been

bringing in more money from taxes

1:08:501:08:55

than in the past, so it expecting

our budget deficit, the difference

1:08:551:08:59

between what we bring in from taxes

and what we spend, to be the

1:08:591:09:03

smallest since 2002. That's a bit of

good news. That means all so we're

1:09:031:09:09

not borrowing as much, which is

expected to be a bit of good news,

1:09:091:09:13

about £46 billion is the figure

we're expecting. But all of this is

1:09:131:09:18

still in a climate where things are

tough for people out there spending.

1:09:181:09:23

Prices are still rising, inflation,

the measure of prices, is still a

1:09:231:09:27

lot higher than most people's wages,

so that means people feel like they

1:09:271:09:31

don't have as much to spend in the

shops. Given we are an economy

1:09:311:09:35

driven largely by consumer spending,

that's putting a lot of pressure on.

1:09:351:09:39

We're not expecting the growth

figures to be great, about 1.7% last

1:09:391:09:44

year. It's not absolutely brilliant

in terms of the growth forecast but

1:09:441:09:48

it's good to hear a bit of good news

and the fact we're bringing down

1:09:481:09:52

that borrowing, that's been the

reason why we've had austerity for

1:09:521:09:55

so long. We get that statement at

around 12:30pm but I will be here

1:09:551:10:00

through the morning talking to

businesses about how they feel about

1:10:001:10:03

the economy at the moment.

Steph,

thank you.

1:10:031:10:06

Two victims of black cab rapist

John Worboys begin a High Court

1:10:061:10:09

challenge today against

what they have called

1:10:091:10:11

the irrational decision

to release him from jail.

1:10:111:10:13

The judicial review is expected

to hear for the first

1:10:131:10:16

time why the Parole Board plan

to free the sex attacker.

1:10:161:10:19

The board and Worboys,

who will appear via videolink

1:10:191:10:21

from prison, oppose

the legal challenge.

1:10:211:10:23

An agreement was last night reached

between lecturers' leaders

1:10:231:10:26

and university officials

over their bitter pensions dispute,

1:10:261:10:28

potentially paving the way

for strike action to be called off.

1:10:281:10:31

A deal would mean a new,

independent re-evaluation

1:10:311:10:33

of the pension deficit and temporary

arrangements to tackle

1:10:331:10:36

the funding gap.

1:10:361:10:37

The strike has disrupted action

at more than 60 universities.

1:10:371:10:44

Salt content in takeaway dishes must

be urgently reduced in a bid

1:10:441:10:47

to tackle strokes and heart disease,

campaigners have warned.

1:10:471:10:50

A study by Action on Salt found some

Chinese meals including

1:10:501:10:53

sides like prawn crackers

contain more than double

1:10:531:10:55

the recommended daily intake.

1:10:551:10:56

The survey also revealed a selection

of ready meals were high in salt.

1:10:561:11:04

Remember Paul the psychic octopus,

who correctly predicted the winners

1:11:071:11:10

of different games

in the 2010 World Cup?

1:11:101:11:13

Now Russia has named a deaf cat

as its official fortune-teller

1:11:131:11:16

for this summer's World Cup.

1:11:161:11:24

Meet Achilles the Cat,

who lives in Saint Petersburg's

1:11:251:11:27

historic

Hermitage Museum.

1:11:271:11:28

He will have two bowls of food

representing either side,

1:11:281:11:31

and whichever he eats first will be

this cat's favourite

1:11:311:11:33

to win the game.

1:11:331:11:39

Will he match Paul's record? Paul

had a 100% record with Germany.

It

1:11:391:11:44

remains to be seen.

Paul had to pick

a mussel from a box with different

1:11:441:11:51

signs on its.

1:11:511:11:54

It might not feel like it

but spring is in the air.

1:11:541:11:58

At least it is for the Chancellor,

Philip Hammond, who is expected

1:11:581:12:01

to deliver some good news

when he gives his Spring Statement

1:12:011:12:04

in parliament this lunchtime.

1:12:041:12:05

Peter Dowd is the Shadow

Minister to the Treasury

1:12:051:12:07

and he joins us from Westminster.

1:12:071:12:10

We'll talk about the Chancellor's

statement in a moment but another

1:12:101:12:13

huge issue for parliament

is the growing crisis

1:12:131:12:15

between the UK and Russia.

1:12:151:12:18

Theresa May was saying the Russians

have until midnight to explain their

1:12:181:12:22

role in what is taking place in

Salisbury, what type of sanctions do

1:12:221:12:27

you think Britain could impose on

Russia?

1:12:271:12:32

Well, there's a range of sanctions

we could impose. There's already

1:12:321:12:36

sanctions in place and I always work

on the premise that the best people

1:12:361:12:40

to give advice about sanctions are

experts, whether they be military,

1:12:401:12:47

security, or economic experts, they

are the best people to give advice

1:12:471:12:50

about what sanctions may be imposed.

How hard our Russia to deal with? We

1:12:501:12:55

spoke to a former Russian adviser

who essentially said Theresa May is

1:12:551:12:59

a weak Prime Minister being bullied

by powerful intelligence services to

1:12:591:13:04

try to blame Russia, I believe the

words he used were to try to ruin or

1:13:041:13:09

subvert the Russian World Cup this

summer.

That's a matter of opinion

1:13:091:13:13

that he has. I don't necessarily

accept it or agree with its. The

1:13:131:13:18

bottom line is, in all these

discussions, sanctions or otherwise,

1:13:181:13:22

there's going to have to be some

dialogue and most diplomats agree

1:13:221:13:27

with that. You can have sanctions,

but the nature of them and the

1:13:271:13:32

extent of them might be debatable,

but you need dialogue.

You're the

1:13:321:13:36

government in waiting, you might

need to deal with Russia in this

1:13:361:13:39

way, and Jeremy Corbyn said

yesterday we need robust dialogue,

1:13:391:13:45

how far does that get you with a

country like Russia?

It isn't just

1:13:451:13:49

about robots dialogue. I was sat on

the criminal finances Bill last year

1:13:491:13:55

and we were trying to set out the

resource in for the likes of Her

1:13:551:14:00

Majesty's Revenue and Customs to

deal with criminal finance issues,

1:14:001:14:03

including stuff like this, and a

clause which we tried to push only a

1:14:031:14:06

couple of weeks ago which can have

sanctions on people and

1:14:061:14:11

organisations where they have been

involved in civil rights abuses.

1:14:111:14:14

There are a range of actions you can

take but of course there's going to

1:14:141:14:19

be in all of that, as there always

is, some sort of dialogue.

Some of

1:14:191:14:23

his own Labour MPs have accused the

Jeremy Corbyn of using yesterday's

1:14:231:14:27

speech in the Commons to score

political points, talking about

1:14:271:14:30

Russian oligarchs and money to the

Conservative Party, do you think

1:14:301:14:34

that was the right time to make

those points?

The House of Commons,

1:14:341:14:39

used the word before, robust, that's

our democracy, that's when we have a

1:14:391:14:43

debate about anything, including

uncomfortable things, and the public

1:14:431:14:49

expect debates to tease out a whole

range of issues in areas that are

1:14:491:14:52

often no-go areas. We can't have

that, we need an open debate in a

1:14:521:14:56

democratic society and that's what

the House of Commons is about.

1:14:561:14:59

Talking about discussing everything,

I wondered, if you're in a position

1:14:591:15:03

where you were sitting sanctions on

Russia, do you think possibly

1:15:031:15:07

pulling England out of the World Cup

should be a possible option?

I think

1:15:071:15:11

when you take sanctions you got to

decide on the impact of those

1:15:111:15:14

sanctions. I'm not necessarily

someone who believes that pulling

1:15:141:15:20

England out is an appropriate

action. I think what we have to do

1:15:201:15:23

is to send our team over there to

say, we're in Russia, these are our

1:15:231:15:28

values, this is how we behave.

Sending our team there as a flag for

1:15:281:15:33

the United Kingdom would be more

appropriate. That's not a judgement

1:15:331:15:37

for me to make, that's a personal

view.

I wanted to ask you about the

1:15:371:15:41

spring statement as well, which is

coming up today from Philip Hammond,

1:15:411:15:44

he will reflect on less government

borrowing and increased

1:15:441:15:48

productivity. That sounds like good

news, doesn't it?

1:15:481:15:54

It's not that good news.

Productivity is 35% below the

1:15:541:15:59

Germans and French, for example.

Unemployment is low but the

1:15:591:16:03

incredible insecurity and jobs, low

pay, inflation is still higher,

1:16:031:16:08

investment in the public sector and

the private sector is pretty low. I

1:16:081:16:12

don't gives time to crack out the

champagne which the Chancellor seems

1:16:121:16:19

to be implying. It's not that good

that people out there who haven't

1:16:191:16:23

had a pay rise to many years.

Schools are beginning to decline --

1:16:231:16:28

decline. Potholes and roads. Many

elderly people can't get social

1:16:281:16:34

care. It's hardly the environment

for a celebration.

Is at the time to

1:16:341:16:42

a spending spree? There is so much

uncertainty about what is happening

1:16:421:16:48

in the economy however.

It's a

question of getting some of those

1:16:481:16:57

public sector organisations into

some sort of shapes and they can

1:16:571:17:00

deliver services to the public. This

is about choices. The government

1:17:001:17:03

have made choices to cut

corporations tax. The choice to cut

1:17:031:17:09

the banking levy. 70 billion towns

that they had chosen to give back to

1:17:091:17:15

the most wealthy and the richest. At

the same time, our public services

1:17:151:17:19

are under stress. It's a question of

priority and choice. The government

1:17:191:17:25

have made choices we would do

differently. There are some

1:17:251:17:28

examples. Without any additional

expenditure per se.

Yardley MP for

1:17:281:17:39

Bootle, the local MP for Jamie

Carragher, who has offered an

1:17:391:17:44

unconditional policy. Has he done

enough to keep his job?

I know Jamie

1:17:441:17:49

Carragher and he is a great asset to

our community and he said the

1:17:491:17:53

actions he took were disgraceful but

that one act shouldn't hurt the

1:17:531:17:58

successful career of Batman and the

fantastic stuff he does in

1:17:581:18:03

communities. He has made his

apologies. He is sorry for what he

1:18:031:18:07

did. And I believe him.

1:18:071:18:15

You're watching Breakfast. Matt is

talking again about snow.

1:18:151:18:22

Colder weather on the way to the end

of the week. Out there today,

1:18:221:18:27

compared with yesterday, a big

improvement. Lots of dry weather

1:18:271:18:30

around. A few showers here and

there. Some sunshine as well. If we

1:18:301:18:36

show the satellite imagery, a swirl

of crowd which bought the rain to

1:18:361:18:40

England and Wales, is pushing off to

the North Sea. Mr McLeod to western

1:18:401:18:47

Scotland, western parts of England

is producing the odd shower this

1:18:471:18:51

morning. I can't promise you will

all get to work completely dry but a

1:18:511:18:56

better chance than yesterday. That

band of cloud and showers will push

1:18:561:19:00

its way eastwards. That means many

central western areas, dry

1:19:001:19:06

afternoon, long spells of sunshine.

A lovely day in store. It should

1:19:061:19:12

stay dry with sunny spells

throughout. A bit of March sunshine

1:19:121:19:16

on your back. Temperatures of ten,

12 degrees which will feel pleasant

1:19:161:19:21

for those heading to chop them. It

should be dry, double figures and

1:19:211:19:25

just a light wind. Into this

evening, a few showers to begin with

1:19:251:19:31

in East Anglia. They will gradually

clear away. Some light winds

1:19:311:19:35

initially. Some frost around. In the

West, the cloud increases. Western

1:19:351:19:44

Scotland, maybe Northern Ireland,

and Cornwall could see some patchy

1:19:441:19:47

rain and drizzle. It all ties in

with this big area of low pressure

1:19:471:19:51

staying at rest of us. Reggae to

drag in stronger south,

1:19:511:19:58

south-easterly winds which will

bring even milder rare our way

1:19:581:20:01

Wednesday. For tomorrow, a milder

day across the board. After a chilly

1:20:011:20:09

start, it will stay dry. Varying

amounts of cloud. Hazy sunshine

1:20:091:20:12

throughout. Great conditions into

the West. More persistent rain in

1:20:121:20:18

Northern Ireland. Note the

temperatures. Almost across the

1:20:181:20:23

board. Double-figure temperatures,

the Midlands and the south-east.

1:20:231:20:30

Tomorrow evening in overnight, it

doesn't make too much in roads. The

1:20:301:20:43

high pressure builds in across

Scandinavia. With that, the return

1:20:431:20:49

of the easterly winds. It could be

some snow as well. The time being, I

1:20:491:21:00

will hand you back.

1:21:001:21:05

Let us look at the papers. Jamie

Carragher's MP, he has said he made

1:21:051:21:12

a mistake. The Daily Mirror say

don't sack him. They begged him not

1:21:121:21:23

to axe the pundits.

1:21:231:21:30

to axe the pundits. Not looking

where he was going. All sorts of

1:21:301:21:34

questions. It's about Russia. A

brazen murder

1:21:341:21:46

brazen murder attempts midnight

tonight, the Russian ambassador.

1:21:461:21:51

Some people saying, what should

happen is to mark. We spoke to a

1:21:511:22:02

former Kremlin adviser.

1:22:021:22:08

former Kremlin adviser. He was very

much summing up. Summing it up as

1:22:081:22:15

blah, blah, blah.

1:22:151:22:21

blah, blah, blah. The intelligence

services are making these

1:22:221:22:25

allegations to undermine the Russian

World Cup.

1:22:251:22:29

And they say -- they are saying that

is the opinion across the political

1:22:291:22:33

classes. Ken Dodd is also on the

front page of many of the papers

1:22:331:22:40

this morning as well. His death was

announced at one o'clock yesterday

1:22:401:22:43

morning. Here is a picture of the

Prime Minister. Yesterday, Moscow

1:22:431:22:51

being told to respond by midnight

tonight. The papers talking about

1:22:511:22:55

what could be possible sanctions.

Could it include a cyber attack?

1:22:551:23:01

Today we're bringing you a second

special report which follows a young

1:23:011:23:04

woman called Tee.

1:23:041:23:05

She was sectioned under the mental

health act almost two years ago.

1:23:051:23:08

(PRES) Yesterday we were given

exclusive access to one

1:23:081:23:11

of the Britain's biggest secure

psychiatric hospitals as Tee

1:23:111:23:13

prepared to leave.

1:23:131:23:14

Today we catch up with her

as she gets her first taste

1:23:141:23:17

of independent adult life.

1:23:171:23:18

Graham Satchell reports.

1:23:181:23:24

So this is my new home. Really? It's

different, isn't it? Very exciting.

1:23:241:23:33

Tee has just been discharged from a

secure mental health hospital. She

1:23:331:23:39

is so -- showing her mum Julie the

new accommodation.

What did think of

1:23:391:23:44

the room? It's all right, nice size.

Tee spent almost two years locked up

1:23:441:23:49

own safety. This is my favourite.

It's kind of like a scrapbook. Nine

1:23:491:23:55

times out of ten, you're not having

a full on nervous breakdown, you

1:23:551:23:58

just need a cup of tea. She has been

in and out of hospital but is

1:23:581:24:04

determined this time she's not going

back. To be honest, I don't think I

1:24:041:24:08

will make it to my 18th birthday.

I'm going to be 21.

I have gotten my

1:24:081:24:12

life back. This is Saint Andrews, a

large charity run secure mental

1:24:121:24:19

health hospital. Tee ended up here

after years of depression, self harm

1:24:191:24:22

and attempted suicide. She has even

done catering work in the on-site

1:24:221:24:30

camp team. But her her life to be

successful outside hospital, she

1:24:301:24:35

will need help with the community.

The level of care is really mixed so

1:24:351:24:39

in some parts of the country,

greater wraparound support. In other

1:24:391:24:43

areas, absolutely no support at all.

People are vulnerable in a mental

1:24:431:24:49

health hospital.

1:24:491:24:54

health hospital. You are twice as

likely to attempt suicide. It's an

1:24:541:25:00

issue, you have been discharged from

hospital today. How you feeling?

It

1:25:001:25:06

is a nervous feeling. Tee will be

getting help from a new community

1:25:061:25:11

team in Northamptonshire.

For our

team came about, people were only

1:25:111:25:15

seen perhaps every couple of weeks

in the community but obviously we

1:25:151:25:20

can see you daily and put that

intense support in.

Nice sized

1:25:201:25:26

kitchen. It is nice. Do you get your

own cupboards? One in 15 people who

1:25:261:25:34

come out of mental health hospitals

and upcoming back in a month. Tee's

1:25:341:25:39

mum is desperately hoping it won't

happen with her daughter.

I need to

1:25:391:25:42

know I can go to bed at night

knowing she is going to be safe. I'm

1:25:421:25:49

not going to see my daughter again.

It was just, and shaking just

1:25:491:25:58

thinking about it. That was a year

ago. Look where we are now. Drinking

1:25:581:26:06

tea in your new house. The

government says it is improving

1:26:061:26:13

access to mental health support in

the community bus services remain

1:26:131:26:16

stretched, and provision is patchy.

Tee is planning to go back to

1:26:161:26:23

college. She has a weekend job in a

cafe in with the right help, she

1:26:231:26:27

wants to start a life again.

1:26:271:26:32

A very good luck to Tee as well. You

get the sense of the impact it has

1:26:321:26:38

had on her. Do let us know what you

think about. We will be back with

1:26:381:26:47

the National headlines but

1:26:471:30:07

I'm back with the latest

from the BBC London newsroom

1:30:071:30:10

in half an hour.

1:30:101:30:15

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

1:30:151:30:18

Here's a summary of today's main

stories from BBC News:

1:30:181:30:21

Moscow has until midnight tonight

to give the government

1:30:211:30:24

an explanation about the poisoning

of former spy Sergei Skripal

1:30:241:30:26

and his daughter last week.

1:30:261:30:28

It was revealed yesterday the nerve

agent used in the attack

1:30:281:30:31

against Sergei Skripal

and his daughter was

1:30:311:30:33

produced in Russia.

1:30:331:30:36

The US Secretary of State Rex

Tillerson said that those involved

1:30:361:30:40

2

1:30:401:30:40

should face serious consequences.

1:30:401:30:48

Our reporter Leila Nathoo

1:30:491:30:50

is in Salisbury for us this

morning.

1:30:501:30:54

2 Two we've been getting reaction

from the former criminal advisor

1:30:541:30:57

today on the programme, speaking to

Sarah Raynsford about Salisbury is

1:30:571:31:03

at centre of the investigation?

That's right, it's clear what police

1:31:031:31:10

are dealing with, this military

grade nerve agent.

1:31:101:31:12

Although Theresa May has said it's

unlikely the Russian state is

1:31:121:31:16

responsible for the attack on Sergei

Skripal, police still need to find

1:31:161:31:21

out who was carrying the nerve

agent, how they exposed the Skripals

1:31:211:31:28

to the substance on the behalf of

Moscow. The investigation continues

1:31:281:31:31

and there is a large police presence

at the Sergei Skripal house and

1:31:311:31:38

there's a decontamination operation

around Salisbury. Last night we saw

1:31:381:31:42

renewed activity at the car pound

wears Sergei Skripal's car was

1:31:421:31:47

brought and examined at all so we

can see up there there's a car park,

1:31:471:31:53

a higher level car park of

Sainsbury's, that was the scene of

1:31:531:31:57

police activity last night. Police

officers and fire officers in

1:31:571:32:02

protective suits were there so

clearly the decontamination of this

1:32:021:32:05

continues. Two separate operations

going on, one is following the trail

1:32:051:32:10

of the nerve agent once Sergei

Skripal and Yulia Skripal were

1:32:101:32:14

exposed to it, and then finding out

how that happened in the first

1:32:141:32:18

place.

Still so many questions to be

1:32:181:32:20

answered and we will try to get down

to some of them later as we speak to

1:32:201:32:26

someone about the agent involved.

1:32:261:32:27

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond,

is expected to deliver some positive

1:32:271:32:30

economic news in his first ever

Spring Statement today.

1:32:301:32:32

The statement, which replaces

the Spring Budget,

1:32:321:32:34

will include the latest official

economic figures but it will not

1:32:341:32:37

impose new taxes.

1:32:371:32:38

Labour ministers say Mr Hammond must

take the chance to end austerity.

1:32:381:32:42

Two victims of black cab rapist

John Worboys begin a High Court

1:32:421:32:45

challenge today against

what they have called

1:32:451:32:47

the irrational decision

to release him from jail.

1:32:471:32:49

The judicial review is expected

to hear for the first

1:32:491:32:52

time why the Parole Board plan

to free the sex attacker.

1:32:521:32:55

The board and Worboys,

who will appear via videolink

1:32:551:32:58

from prison, oppose

the legal challenge.

1:32:581:33:02

An agreement was last night reached

between lecturers' leaders

1:33:021:33:05

and university officials

over their bitter pensions dispute,

1:33:051:33:07

potentially paving the way

for strike action to be called off.

1:33:071:33:10

A deal would mean a new,

independent re-evaluation

1:33:101:33:12

of the pension deficit and temporary

arrangements to tackle

1:33:121:33:15

the funding gap.

1:33:151:33:16

The strike has disrupted action

at more than 60 universities.

1:33:161:33:24

Doctors in the UK and Ireland have

seen 130 cases of rickets

1:33:241:33:27

in children under 16

over a two-year period.

1:33:271:33:29

It's the first study of its kind

into the prevalence of the owners,

1:33:291:33:32

which affects bone development.

1:33:321:33:33

A Department of Health

spokesman said healthcare

1:33:331:33:35

professionals should continue

to advise on the best way of getting

1:33:351:33:38

enough vitamins D and can prescribe

supplements if needed.

1:33:381:33:46

Salt content in takeaway dishes must

be urgently reduced in a bid

1:33:461:33:49

to tackle strokes and heart disease,

campaigners have warned.

1:33:491:33:52

A study by Action on Salt found some

Chinese meals including

1:33:521:33:55

sides like prawn crackers

contain more than double

1:33:551:33:57

the recommended daily intake.

1:33:571:33:58

The survey also revealed a selection

of ready meals were high in salt.

1:33:581:34:06

I got a big face ones from eating a

Chinese.

Did you have an allergic

1:34:131:34:18

reaction?

I did, a big face.

That is

enough to put you off?

No! I still

1:34:181:34:27

eat it.

1:34:271:34:30

Matt will be here later. Again he

has been mentioning snow.

Quite mild

1:34:301:34:35

this week but the weather will be

turning, potentially some snow this

1:34:351:34:39

week. Kat...

Not again, I heard the

birds are singing when I got up and

1:34:391:34:48

I thought spring is on the way,

summer is on the way, but no.

I am

1:34:481:34:52

sure the temperatures will improve

at some stage. What is happening

1:34:521:34:57

with Jamie Carragher?

Loads of

analysis about Jamie Carragher

1:34:571:35:01

spitting at that fan after the

Manchester United win over Liverpool

1:35:011:35:06

at the weekend but lots of it

focusing on what it says about us as

1:35:061:35:10

a society, not only that somebody of

Jamie Carragher's standing could

1:35:101:35:15

resort to spitting, which is

completely disgusting, at a

1:35:151:35:19

14-year-old girl, who he said he

didn't see in the car and he's

1:35:191:35:23

apologised, but also the guy on the

other end is driving his car and

1:35:231:35:27

filming after goading Carragher into

this reaction so lots of paper

1:35:271:35:31

analysis this morning saying this is

the culture we live in, death by

1:35:311:35:36

smart phone. If you're someone like

Jamie Carragher and you're caught

1:35:361:35:40

behaving like that, this clamour

escalates for him to lose his job.

1:35:401:35:44

He has been suspended from Sky for

now but we will wait to see if that

1:35:441:35:49

suspension lasts or not. Let me

bring you up to date on what has

1:35:491:35:53

happened so fast.

1:35:531:35:54

Jamie Carragher says he's apologised

to the family he spat

1:35:541:35:56

at from his car on Saturday

and that he can't make any excuses

1:35:561:36:00

for his behaviour.

1:36:001:36:01

He was involved in the incident

following Manchester United's 2-1

1:36:011:36:04

win over Liverpool at Old Trafford.

1:36:041:36:05

He now works as a pundit

for Sky Sports but has been

1:36:051:36:08

suspended from his role,

including from working on last

1:36:081:36:11

night's live Premier League fixture.

1:36:111:36:12

I have apologised over the phone.

1:36:121:36:14

I spoke to the mother,

who wasn't involved in the incident,

1:36:141:36:21

obviously the daughter

in the passenger's seat

1:36:211:36:24

and the father, I apologised.

1:36:241:36:25

Of course in the phone call

they weren't too happy

1:36:251:36:28

with obviously the situation.

1:36:281:36:29

There's not any person in the world

who can condone speeding no matter

1:36:291:36:33

what has gone on before

that, anything really.

1:36:331:36:35

It looks awful and I accept that.

1:36:351:36:39

So a dramatic 48 hours

for Carragher, who'd been working

1:36:391:36:42

at Sky since his retirement

from professional football in 2013.

1:36:421:36:45

But his colleague at

the broadcaster, the former

1:36:451:36:47

Manchester United defender

Gary Neville, leapt to his defence

1:36:471:36:49

on social media, saying that

Carragher's apology means he should

1:36:491:36:52

be given another chance.

1:36:521:36:53

But for another former

Premier League player,

1:36:531:36:55

Carragher's actions

crossed the line.

1:36:551:36:56

Robbie Savage has had his own

experience with spitting.

1:36:561:37:02

I had a running battle

with this Hungary player,

1:37:021:37:05

I can't remember his

name, all night.

1:37:051:37:11

Then he came up to me and spat

in my face and it was the most

1:37:111:37:16

disgusting, vile thing.

1:37:161:37:18

I don't mind if someone

smashes me in a tackle,

1:37:181:37:22

I don't mind if someone head

butts me like I've been head-butted

1:37:221:37:25

on the pitch, I don't mind,

but spitting for me is the lowest

1:37:251:37:28

of the low.

1:37:281:37:30

Manchester City are just two games

away from being crowned

1:37:301:37:33

Premier League Champions

after they beat Stoke

1:37:331:37:34

2-0 last night.

1:37:341:37:35

City opened the scoring

just ten minutes in,

1:37:351:37:37

David Silva with a lovely calm

finish to beat Jack Butland

1:37:371:37:40

in the Stoke goal.

1:37:401:37:45

And it was Sila who scored his

second and his ninth

1:37:451:37:48

of the season in the second half.

1:37:481:37:50

The win means they can still win

the title against rivals

1:37:501:37:53

Manchester United on April seventh.

1:37:531:37:57

So happy.

1:37:571:37:58

The first time after 18 years

Manchester City is able to win

1:37:581:38:01

at Stoke City away and at home,

and that means how difficult

1:38:011:38:04

it is to come here and to win.

1:38:041:38:06

We did well and now we are three

games, two games or three

1:38:061:38:10

to be champion.

1:38:101:38:16

Premier League strugglers

Southampton have sacked

1:38:161:38:18

their manager Mauricio Pellegrino

with the team just one point

1:38:181:38:21

above the relegation zone.

1:38:211:38:22

Pellegrino's side have won

just one league match

1:38:221:38:24

in their last

1:38:241:38:25

17, although they are into the FA

Cup quarter finals.

1:38:251:38:27

A 3-0 defeat to Newcastle

1:38:271:38:29

on Saturday sealed the Argnetine's

fate.

1:38:291:38:30

There are just eight Premier League

matches left in the season.

1:38:301:38:33

The Manchester United captain

Michael Carrick will retire

1:38:331:38:35

from playing at the end

of the season.

1:38:351:38:39

The 36-year-old has won every club

trophy in his 12 years with United,

1:38:391:38:43

including five Premier League titles

and the Champions League.

1:38:431:38:45

He won 34 England caps.

1:38:451:38:47

He has only played four times this

season after having a procedure

1:38:471:38:50

to treat an irregular heart rhythm

that was detected in September.

1:38:501:38:55

There comes a time when as much

as you like it or you don't like it,

1:38:551:39:00

your body tells you it's time

to stop playing football.

1:39:001:39:08

I understood I'd be getting back fit

and I probably wouldn't be

1:39:101:39:15

playing as many games

as probably I might have done.

1:39:151:39:18

I've just been training hard

1:39:181:39:19

and trying to keep fit and I've

managed to play a few games

1:39:191:39:23

and so far and we'll see

what happens towards the end

1:39:231:39:26

of the season.

1:39:261:39:27

There has been another medal for

Britain at the Winter Paralympics

1:39:271:39:30

this morning, bringing

the tally so far to four.

1:39:301:39:32

Well we can join our

reporter Kate Grey now.

1:39:321:39:35

Kate, a silver again, we are still

waiting for the gold-medal?

That's

1:39:351:39:40

right, on the fourth day of action

Great Britain have won their fourth

1:39:401:39:44

medal. It is a silver and once again

it was in the Alpine skiing, this

1:39:441:39:48

time in the super combined and the

silver medal went to Meena

1:39:481:39:53

Fitzpatrick and her guide. That

added to the bronze medal they won

1:39:531:39:56

at these games. The super combined

is comprised of two events, the

1:39:561:40:00

super G first thing this morning and

Meena and her guide went down

1:40:001:40:06

confidently, putting themselves in

silver, and Great Britain's Millie

1:40:061:40:10

Knight and her guide went into the

bronze medal position. This

1:40:101:40:14

afternoon it was all about the

slalom and this was a tricky course,

1:40:141:40:18

a much shorter more technical

course, and unfortunately Millie

1:40:181:40:23

made a few mistakes, which meant she

was back down into fourth, but Meena

1:40:231:40:29

and her guide, Jen, managed another

brilliant performance securing that

1:40:291:40:32

silver. Not quite enough to beat the

Slovakian Henrieta Farkasova, who

1:40:321:40:38

has won two golds already at these

Games, and all those athletes will

1:40:381:40:43

be back in action tomorrow in the

giant slalom. A tight match in the

1:40:431:40:47

curling against Slovakia, they are

currently trailing in the final end

1:40:471:40:51

4-6. A tough match there and they

will have another game later today.

1:40:511:40:56

Was still going on here on the

fourth day of action in Pyeongchang

1:40:561:41:03

-- lots.

Slovakia and Great Britain in action

1:41:031:41:06

in Pyeongchang.

1:41:061:41:10

Venus has beaten Serena in the

latest Williams sisters showdown.

1:41:101:41:13

Playing each other for the first

time since Serena's victory in the

1:41:131:41:18

Australian Open final, Venus won in

straight sets at Indian Wells and

1:41:181:41:23

she will play Anastasija Sevastova

in the last six teams.

1:41:231:41:28

-- last 16.

1:41:281:41:29

World number one Roger Federer

is the red hot favourite to win

1:41:291:41:32

a record sixth title

at Indian Wells,

1:41:321:41:34

that's after he easily beat

Serbian Filip Krajinovic

1:41:341:41:36

in less than an hour

to reach the last 16.

1:41:361:41:39

Novak Djokovic is already out

and Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal

1:41:391:41:42

are missing through injury.

1:41:421:41:45

Injury continues to be a big issue

in the world tennis.

Fingers crossed

1:41:451:41:50

Andy Murray will be in the spring,

he hoped to be back for Wimbledon

1:41:501:41:54

but his hip is doing better than he

thought so he could be back earlier

1:41:541:41:59

than he thought.

Thanks, Kat.

1:41:591:42:03

Let's get more on our main story.

1:42:031:42:05

It's been revealed that

the substance used to poison

1:42:051:42:08

former Russian spy Sergei Skripal

and his daughter was a military

1:42:081:42:11

grade nerve agent called Novichok.

1:42:111:42:12

But what is it, and how

dangerous can it be?

1:42:121:42:15

Novichok was secretly

developed by the Soviet Union

1:42:151:42:16

in the 1970s and '80s.

1:42:161:42:17

It was designed to evade

detection by international

1:42:171:42:19

inspectors and to get

through chemical protection suits.

1:42:191:42:21

That means it's much more lethal

than other nerve agents.

1:42:211:42:24

It's up to eight times more

toxic than many others.

1:42:241:42:27

It comes in various forms,

liquid or a fine powder,

1:42:271:42:29

and takes effect very quickly.

1:42:291:42:31

Symptoms can start to show

in as little as 30 seconds

1:42:311:42:34

to two minutes.

1:42:341:42:40

Joining us now from

our London newsroom

1:42:401:42:42

is Hamish De Bretton-Gordon,

a former commander of Britain's

1:42:421:42:44

chemical weapons regiment.

1:42:441:42:50

Good morning, thank you for joining

us. I have outlined a few of the

1:42:501:42:55

things we know but you know more

details about this agent, what can

1:42:551:42:59

you tell us?

You have covered it pretty well.

1:42:591:43:02

It's very persistent and comes in

various different forms, which is

1:43:021:43:06

why I expect it takes so long to

work out what it is, and why we've

1:43:061:43:12

still got some decontamination and

contamination issues in Salisbury.

1:43:121:43:16

Porton down, the world's leading

toxicology lab, have done a

1:43:161:43:20

fantastic job to work out exactly

what it is and I'm sure they will be

1:43:201:43:24

advising Salisbury hospital on what

they need to do to treat these

1:43:241:43:28

people. Had this occurred anywhere

further from Porton down we would be

1:43:281:43:33

in a worse position. This is a

chemical weapon Russia didn't

1:43:331:43:36

declare, they signed the chemical

weapons Convention and they didn't

1:43:361:43:42

declare it. This is one of their

super weapons, which is why they're

1:43:421:43:47

protecting it, but the Organisation

for the Prohibition of Chemical

1:43:471:43:50

Weapons, one of the first things we

must do is get them into investigate

1:43:501:43:53

it and in theory they should destroy

it because Russia has agreed or its

1:43:531:43:58

chemical weapons should be

destroyed.

1:43:581:44:00

How might you administer it?

We're learning more and more.

1:44:001:44:05

Chemical weapons normally are fired

up of rockets, dropped from

1:44:051:44:09

aircraft, to kill mass people.

Individual killings like this is not

1:44:091:44:15

entirely what they're designed for,

however the North Koreans did murder

1:44:151:44:18

Kim Jong-nam with the nerve agent VX

a few months ago in a similar

1:44:181:44:25

fashion and the Russians have

history of this sort of thing.

1:44:251:44:28

Polonium to kill Litvinenko and rice

in gilded Georgi Markov in Lebanon

1:44:281:44:34

in 1976, it is classic tactics. The

key thing to work out is how it was

1:44:341:44:39

delivered so we can completely clear

up the area of Salisbury, get rid of

1:44:391:44:44

any fears the people of Salisbury

might have. I must say, the threat

1:44:441:44:47

to the people of Salisbury, I live

very close and I know they are

1:44:471:44:51

worried, but they should be

reassured, if they are ill now I

1:44:511:44:55

don't think they will be. There's a

lot to learn, though, and the next

1:44:551:44:58

few days will be key and Kiwi

reimpose the taboo on the -- will be

1:44:581:45:05

key and the key will be to reimpose

the taboo of chemical weapons,

1:45:051:45:10

especially considering the use they

have had in Syria and right over

1:45:101:45:14

recent years.

They sound incredibly

dangerous. If there was an accident

1:45:141:45:19

on the way it could have that

widespread consequences?

Potentially

1:45:191:45:22

but I think we are probably only

dealing with half an egg cup of

1:45:221:45:27

nerve agent, it might be in a powder

form. Unlikely but I think the

1:45:271:45:31

worrying thing is this has probably

been carried through an airport or

1:45:311:45:36

taught and we will be tightening up

our procedures. This threat

1:45:361:45:40

blindsided us, nobody saw it and

there's no criticism of the security

1:45:401:45:44

service or police but now we know

this threat we can counter it. But

1:45:441:45:48

the absolutely key thing is to

reimpose the taboo of the use of

1:45:481:45:53

chemical weapons. Putin might have

decided to use it because he thought

1:45:531:45:57

the Westwood be doing nothing

because we've done nothing in Syria

1:45:571:46:00

with chemical use -- the Westwood.

We will see what the Russians will

1:46:001:46:06

say later, they might say they lost

some of it, they have a history of

1:46:061:46:09

losing highly enriched uranium that

makes nuclear bombs and chemical

1:46:091:46:13

precursors in the past.

But I don't get that. This is a

1:46:131:46:17

super weapon that they would protect

very carefully I'd expect.

1:46:171:46:24

You're describing it as a super

weapon, a chemical weapon used on

1:46:241:46:29

the streets of Britain. How do you

even begin to put that in severity?

1:46:291:46:35

How serious is this? We have had --

we have never had a chemical weapon

1:46:351:46:41

attack in this country, it is a

serious as it gets. It's a tiny

1:46:411:46:46

amount to kill one person but in the

new Cold War that we have with

1:46:461:46:53

Russia, trumpeting its new weapons,

a new nuclear missile. This is a key

1:46:531:46:58

stand-off. We have paid lip service

to chemical weapon defence since the

1:46:581:47:03

end of the Cold War. This is a

wake-up call to us. We need to make

1:47:031:47:07

sure we can oppose this. If there is

going to be more tension with

1:47:071:47:12

Russia, one must assume that Russia

will use chemical weapons. I'm sure

1:47:121:47:17

the Prime Minister will be careful

and firm on how she reacts to it and

1:47:171:47:22

what she does. I think, quite apart

from the sanctions, we should

1:47:221:47:28

probably boycott the World Cup and

that will upset the Russian people

1:47:281:47:33

more than losing a bit of money or

not being able to buy bread in our

1:47:331:47:38

shops and that might bring Putin to

the negotiating table rather than

1:47:381:47:42

any threats to cut his finances.

We

will be speaking to a government

1:47:421:47:48

minister later. Thank you very much

your time here on Breakfast. Let us

1:47:481:47:53

find out about the weather. I will

not try and guess where you are.

1:47:531:47:58

Which peer is that?

1:47:581:48:00

It is Bournemouth Pier, down here on

the south Coast. Right across

1:48:041:48:09

England and Wales. You can see that

in evidence there in the sky above.

1:48:091:48:14

Increasing amounts of sunshine will

wing its way through. You have got

1:48:141:48:22

yesterday's cloud. That is pushing

off. A bit of rain in East Anglia

1:48:221:48:30

and that will clear. Down through

western parts of England. That is

1:48:301:48:35

producing the odd shower as well.

Always the focus for one or two

1:48:351:48:41

showers. In the afternoon, parts of

eastern England and the south-east

1:48:411:48:45

could catch the odd downpour. Very

few showers and the forecast today.

1:48:451:48:50

Most of you will spend all day dry.

A very pleasant afternoon as well.

1:48:501:48:58

Light winds, temperatures into

double figures. It will feel very

1:48:581:49:03

pleasant. It's going to be a good

start to the Cheltenham Festival. We

1:49:031:49:12

start with those double-figure

temperatures. Most will be dry.

1:49:121:49:16

Clearer skies tonight. We could see

a touch of frost. In the West, too

1:49:161:49:23

much cloud and breeze and the odd

splash of light rain in drizzle. A

1:49:231:49:29

chilly start in the east, milder in

the West. It will bring changes

1:49:291:49:35

through Wednesday. The rain will get

closer. We get developing South,

1:49:351:49:42

south-easterly winds. After a chilly

start in the east, it will warm up.

1:49:421:49:51

Spells of hazy sunshine. It's really

these western fringes of the UK we

1:49:511:49:58

will see outbreaks of rain at times.

Across Ireland into Southwest Wales,

1:49:581:50:04

parts of Cornwall. Across the

Midlands, south-east, highs of

1:50:041:50:10

around 14, 15 degrees. The evening

should be dry for the most part. It

1:50:101:50:17

will push a bit further northwards

into Thursday. That low pressure has

1:50:171:50:23

pushed back into the Atlantic. High

pressure across Scandinavia building

1:50:231:50:26

once more. Casting a rise back, your

mind back, you will remember what

1:50:261:50:32

happened a few weeks ago. Cold air

in place across Scandinavia and

1:50:321:50:37

Russia. The wind circulating

clockwise. That will bring the cold

1:50:371:50:41

air our way. After hitting 15

degrees midweek, about four, five

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degrees. Cold and windy and yes, Dan

Lees, we will see the return of some

1:50:461:50:52

snow as well. That is how it is

looking, more in half an hour.

1:50:521:51:02

Snow, that's not what we wanted to

hear. Some people enjoy it.

1:51:021:51:07

Now as we've been saying

this morning, today

1:51:071:51:09

is the Chancellor's Spring Statement

so where better to send Steph

1:51:091:51:12

than a flower wholesalers

that's in full bloom.

1:51:121:51:14

Morning, Steph.

1:51:141:51:16

Good morning. I wish you good is

mellowed, it is absolutely gorgeous.

1:51:161:51:24

This is a business, Matt was talking

about the weather, it is very

1:51:241:51:28

dependent on the weather. Giving you

an indication of how the snow has

1:51:281:51:34

depended on them. Lastly, around 60p

but this week, even we have had

1:51:341:51:39

Mother's Day, only 20p. This is the

type of business can that -- that

1:51:391:51:45

can be at affected by the weather.

Also how much money we had to spend

1:51:451:51:51

on things. That is why we are here.

Later on today, will be finding out

1:51:511:51:56

from the Chancellor more about what

has been happening in the economy

1:51:561:52:00

with the Springs statement. A number

of guests we can have a chat to

1:52:001:52:05

about how they are feeling. You are

a retailer, aren't you?

Ladies

1:52:051:52:13

clothes shop in the centre of

Nottingham. I have a team of three

1:52:131:52:17

girls. A very small business.

Business is great. To the end of

1:52:171:52:24

February on turnover terms, we were

at 28% on the same two months last

1:52:241:52:28

year. Excellent. Why do you think

that is? For me, there are three

1:52:281:52:33

reasons. The fact that we are

independent, that certainly helps.

1:52:331:52:40

People are wanting to shop more

independent. I think that we are

1:52:401:52:46

able to offer an experience, more

than a High Street retailer. We hold

1:52:461:52:53

lots of customer events, for

example. And we realised we cannot

1:52:531:52:58

just rely on your bricks and mortar

boutique. We need to have all the

1:52:581:53:06

streams of income on a daily basis.

Whether it is on line sales. We've

1:53:061:53:12

got to be out there and use social

media much as we can.

The ones that

1:53:121:53:21

struggle don't have the on line,

experiential stuff. Nick, you work

1:53:211:53:29

for a big services company. Sage,

how is business?

Sage is software

1:53:291:53:37

and services so we serve 3 million

customers ranging from small

1:53:371:53:41

businesses right up to enterprise

and business is good. We know that

1:53:411:53:46

customers are spending a lot of time

on administration. There is 120 days

1:53:461:53:51

on the average business lost so we

are looking at the digital agenda

1:53:511:53:56

and an update from the government.

Particularly things like making tax

1:53:561:54:03

Digital. We know that our customers

are telling us they are not ready.

1:54:031:54:08

Over 70% of customers say they are

not ready for these digital changes.

1:54:081:54:13

Even though we know that is the way

the world is going.

Vicky Pryce, you

1:54:131:54:20

are an economist. Two flavours of

what is going on. What are your

1:54:201:54:23

thoughts on it all?

The retail

company, we have just been talking

1:54:231:54:29

about. Retailers suffering. A number

of big retail names going under. A

1:54:291:54:37

lot of reorganisation. Service is

have done reasonably well. There is

1:54:371:54:45

huge concern about what happens.

Without any real problems in the

1:54:451:54:51

future. That is the question. It

affects growth more generally. We

1:54:511:54:58

are going to see some slightly

better figures of this year from the

1:54:581:55:01

Chancellor today. But nevertheless,

when you're looking further ahead,

1:55:011:55:06

concerns about productivity, and

what will happen in terms of

1:55:061:55:10

revenue. Manufacturing, we've heard

about services and retail. Doing

1:55:101:55:15

very well. Eight, the low pound and

B, trade growth is booming. We

1:55:151:55:21

benefited hugely from that. Are we

going to get more protectionism and?

1:55:211:55:31

There are loads of uncertainties

ahead. We might get some good data

1:55:311:55:38

from the Chancellor today and B has

room for manoeuvre.

Being in a

1:55:381:55:43

flower area with lots of blooming

flowers might be appropriate. That's

1:55:431:55:47

it for me now.

1:55:471:55:51

You're watching Breakfast.

1:55:511:55:52

Still to come this morning:

1:55:521:55:54

Ken Dodd's been

described as the last

1:55:541:55:56

of the music hall generation.

1:55:561:55:58

After his passing, we take a look

at a tradition that stretched back

1:55:581:56:01

to the 19th century.

1:56:011:56:09

to the 19th century.

1:56:101:59:34

She's talking about mosques

in London being listed.

1:59:341:59:36

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

1:59:361:59:38

Britain's ultimatum to Russia -

1:59:381:59:39

explain your role in the Salisbury

spy attack or face the consequences.

1:59:391:59:42

The Kremlin has until midnight to

spell out what happened,

1:59:421:59:45

or Theresa May says

she'll take action.

1:59:451:59:48

It comes as tests conclude

the former double agent

1:59:481:59:50

Sergei Skripal and his daughter

were poisoned by a military grade

1:59:501:59:52

nerve agent made only in Russia.

1:59:521:59:59

Good morning, it's Tuesday

the 13th of March.

2:00:112:00:15

Also this morning,

the Chancellor prepares

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to unveil his Spring Statement.

2:00:162:00:22

Good morning. I am at a flower

wholesalers in Manchester where we

2:00:222:00:30

will see whether the economy is

blossoming. We will be finding a

2:00:302:00:34

letter from the Spring Statement. We

have gathered business people here

2:00:342:00:37

to try and find out what they think

about what's going on.

I had no hope

2:00:372:00:42

in the world and now I've got my

life back.

2:00:422:00:45

And in the last of our special

reports, we catch up with Tee

2:00:452:00:48

as she leaves one Britain's biggest

secure psychiatric hospitals.

2:00:482:00:50

In sport, Sky Sports pundit

Jamie Carragher has the support

2:00:502:00:53

of his colleague Gary Neville.

2:00:532:00:54

The former Liverpool

and England defender

2:00:542:00:56

has been suspended after he was

filmed spitting from his car

2:00:562:00:58

towards a girl in another vehicle.

2:00:582:01:05

And Matt has the weather for us.

2:01:052:01:10

Steph may have the Spring Statement,

I have winced at a statement, it's

2:01:102:01:14

getting colder towards the end of

the week but at least for today,

2:01:142:01:17

very pleasant, a good deal of

sunshine later and many will stay

2:01:172:01:22

dry. Full forecast in 15 minutes.

2:01:222:01:23

Good morning.

2:01:232:01:24

First, our main story.

2:01:242:01:28

Moscow has until midnight tonight to

give the Government annexed the

2:01:282:01:31

nation about the poisoning of former

spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter

2:01:312:01:35

last week.

President Macron has condemned the

2:01:352:01:38

attack in the US Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson called it a really

2:01:382:01:43

egregious act after Theresa May said

Russian involvement was highly

2:01:432:01:46

likely. Caroline Davies has this

report.

2:01:462:01:48

A supermarket car park shut down

to search for a lethal chemical.

2:01:482:01:52

Hundreds of police are still at work

in Salisbury, trying to find out

2:01:522:01:56

who poisoned a former Russian spy.

2:01:562:01:57

Sergei Skripal and his

daughter Yulia are still

2:01:572:02:00

critically ill in hospital.

2:02:002:02:02

They were attacked

with a rare nerve agent.

2:02:022:02:09

We now know it's a type only

developed by Russia,

2:02:092:02:11

called Novichok.

2:02:112:02:12

Yesterday, the Prime Minister gave

an ultimatum to the Kremlin -

2:02:122:02:15

explain how this happened

or there will be consequences.

2:02:152:02:18

Either this was a direct act

by the Russian state

2:02:182:02:20

against our country,

or the Russian government lost

2:02:202:02:22

control of its potentially

catastrophically damaging nerve

2:02:222:02:24

agent and allowed it to get

into the hands of others.

2:02:242:02:31

The Russian ambassador has

until midnight tonight

2:02:312:02:33

to return with an answer.

2:02:332:02:36

Russia has denied being involved.

2:02:362:02:37

President Putin brushed off

questions about the attack.

2:02:372:02:44

TRANSLATION:

We are busy

with agriculture here to create good

2:02:442:02:46

conditions for people's lives

and you talk to me

2:02:462:02:48

about some tragedies.

2:02:482:02:51

First, work out what actually

happened there and then

2:02:512:02:53

we'll talk about it.

2:02:532:02:56

If there's no credible response,

the UK Government has said it

2:02:562:02:59

will take action against Russia

for what happened here.

2:02:592:03:03

But how far they can go will depend

on whether they can get

2:03:032:03:06

the backing of other countries.

2:03:062:03:09

This diplomatic stand-off

between Russia and the UK

2:03:092:03:11

could yet turn into a crisis.

2:03:112:03:14

Caroline Davies, BBC News.

2:03:142:03:20

Earlier on Breakfast,

a former Russian MP told us how

2:03:202:03:22

he does not trust British

politicians or authorities.

2:03:222:03:27

-- a former age to the Kremlin.

2:03:282:03:31

I think that the spokesman for Mr

Putin, that Russia will have no

2:03:312:03:44

evidence, and we are waiting

official documents. If you have a

2:03:442:03:48

letter, we will give a response. No

letter, no document. Please, give us

2:03:482:04:00

not blah, blah, blah from your

intelligence services.

2:04:002:04:05

Later today, the Home Secretary,

Amber Rudd, will chair a meeting

2:04:052:04:08

of the Government's COBRA committee.

2:04:082:04:10

Our political correspondent

Alex Forsyth is outside Number Ten

2:04:102:04:12

for us this morning.

2:04:122:04:18

There might be some more blah, blah,

blah going on today, but serious

2:04:182:04:23

discussion?

Undoubtedly serious

discussions. Theresa May has been

2:04:232:04:27

cautious up to this point, not

wanting to cast blame too early on

2:04:272:04:31

the Russian state. But yesterday we

heard that very strong and clear

2:04:312:04:36

statement from power, seeking

explanation as to how this nerve

2:04:362:04:38

agent was used in this attack. The

question is, what are the

2:04:382:04:43

consequences that Mrs May has

threatened if she doesn't get the

2:04:432:04:47

answers she wants from Russia? In

the past, big UK has been accused of

2:04:472:04:52

taking too soft a line. Theresa May

could choose some measures such as

2:04:522:04:56

expelling Russian diplomats, with

her talk about Ukip officials and

2:04:562:04:59

dignitaries perhaps boycotting the

World Cup. But for anything to have

2:04:592:05:04

a real impact on Russia, Theresa May

would need the support of other

2:05:042:05:07

countries. We've already heard

expressions of solidarity from the

2:05:072:05:11

US and France, from some in Brussels

too, but for now, it is all eyes on

2:05:112:05:17

Russia to see their response, then

Theresa May, to see what she will do

2:05:172:05:20

in retaliation.

Wagyu, we await

those responses. -- thank you.

2:05:202:05:25

The Chancellor of the Exchequer,

Philip Hammond, is expected

2:05:252:05:27

to deliver some positive economic

news in his first ever

2:05:272:05:30

Spring Statement today.

2:05:302:05:31

It replaces the old Spring Budget,

and it will include the latest

2:05:312:05:34

official forecasts.

2:05:342:05:35

Steph is at a flower wholesalers

in Manchester with more details.

2:05:352:05:42

Good morning.

Good morning. Good

morning, everybody. Normally at this

2:05:422:05:47

time of year, the Chancellor gets

out his famous red box and announces

2:05:472:05:50

his plans for tax and spending for

the years ahead. It is good to be

2:05:502:05:55

different this year because it is

scaled down somewhat, we're getting

2:05:552:06:00

something called the Spring

Statement, which is basically an

2:06:002:06:03

update on how the economy has been

doing. We are expecting a bit of

2:06:032:06:07

good news that because we know the

Government has been bringing in

2:06:072:06:10

money from taxes than it had done in

the past, and that has reduced our

2:06:102:06:16

budget deficit someone. So in other

words, the deficit, a sickly the

2:06:162:06:20

difference between what we are

spending on taxes and what we are

2:06:202:06:24

bringing in, sorry, what we are

bringing in from taxes on what we

2:06:242:06:27

are spending on things like benefits

and infrastructure and health care,

2:06:272:06:31

we expect that deficit to be the

smallest it's been since 2002 so

2:06:312:06:35

that is some good news and it should

mean that our borrowing has come

2:06:352:06:39

down as well. But the real is still

pressures ahead, because of course,

2:06:392:06:43

a lot of our economy is driven on

consumer spending, and for lots of

2:06:432:06:47

people, they felt the pressure of

inflation. The fact that prices have

2:06:472:06:51

been going up faster than wages.

They felt in real terms they haven't

2:06:512:06:55

had as much money to spend. So that

certainly puts pressure on the

2:06:552:06:59

economy. So, expecting growth to be

slightly better than what we thought

2:06:592:07:03

it would be, but still not

brilliant, something like 1.7% for

2:07:032:07:07

last year. So it is a mixed picture,

as it's often is one I'm talking

2:07:072:07:11

about what's going on in the

economy. So we are here at this

2:07:112:07:15

flower wholesalers because we want

to get an idea from lots of

2:07:152:07:17

different businesses about how they

are doing. More from later.

2:07:172:07:22

Two victims of the serial sex

offender John Worboys begin

2:07:222:07:25

a High Court challenge today

against what they have called

2:07:252:07:27

the "irrational" decision

to release him from jail.

2:07:272:07:29

The judicial review is expected

to hear for the first time

2:07:292:07:31

why the Parole Board plan to free

the sex attacker.

2:07:312:07:34

The board and Worboys,

who will appear via videolink

2:07:342:07:36

from prison, oppose

the legal challenge.

2:07:362:07:40

An agreement has been reached

between lecturers' leaders

2:07:402:07:42

and university officials over

a pensions dispute, potentially

2:07:422:07:44

paving the way for strike

action to be called off.

2:07:442:07:47

A deal would mean a new,

independent re-evaluation

2:07:472:07:49

of a pension deficit and temporary

arrangements to tackle

2:07:492:07:52

the funding gap.

2:07:522:07:54

The strike has disrupted classes

at more than 60 universities.

2:07:542:08:02

MPs will vote today on planned cuts

to free school meals for the

2:08:052:08:09

children of parents receiving

Universal Credit. Families earning

2:08:092:08:13

more than £7,400 per year will have

to pay for school dinners under new

2:08:132:08:18

proposals but if they lived in

England. In Northern Ireland, where

2:08:182:08:20

the Government has just taken

control spending, the threshold has

2:08:202:08:24

already been set at £14,000.

I do like a Yorkshire pudding! Some

2:08:242:08:31

more details on another news story

today, 17-year-old boy has died

2:08:312:08:34

after a parcel bomb was delivered to

his home in Austin, Texas. A

2:08:342:08:40

39-year-old man and an elderly woman

has also been injured in what are

2:08:402:08:45

believed to be related incidents.

Police are looking into possible

2:08:452:08:48

motives behind that attack. Some

grim news from America this morning.

2:08:482:08:53

Salt content in takeaway dishes must

be urgently reduced in a bid

2:08:532:08:56

to tackle strokes and heart disease,

campaigners have warned.

2:08:562:08:58

A study by Action on Salt found some

Chinese meals, including sides

2:08:582:09:01

like prawn crackers,

contain more than double

2:09:012:09:02

the recommended daily intake.

2:09:022:09:03

The survey also revealed a selection

of ready meals were high in salt.

2:09:032:09:11

It should only be seen as a treat,

but I think in this day and age,

2:09:122:09:16

more people are eating out and

about, whether it is going to

2:09:162:09:21

restaurants directly or ordering in

and it's becoming a much more

2:09:212:09:25

regular occurrence. People may

perhaps consider the calorie content

2:09:252:09:28

but not necessarily the salt. A lot

of the time, these dishes do not all

2:09:282:09:32

taste extremely salty, particularly

when you are accumulating them all

2:09:322:09:36

to create a meal, it adds up a

significant amount to your date.

2:09:362:09:41

Returning to our main story, Theresa

May has given Russia until midnight

2:09:412:09:44

to come up with an exclamation for

the nerve agent attack in Salisbury

2:09:442:09:48

after claiming Moscow was highly

likely to be behind it.

2:09:482:09:51

No attention is beginning to turn to

what kind of action the Government

2:09:512:09:54

will take in response. Earlier,

former commander of Britain, a Mikel

2:09:542:10:01

Rico weapons regiment, told us that

by cutting the World Cup could be

2:10:012:10:04

more affected than financial

sanctions.

I think quite apart from

2:10:042:10:09

the sanctions, perhaps we should

boycott the World Cup with all our

2:10:092:10:12

friends and run it here in the UK,

will -- develops at the Russians

2:10:122:10:17

more than losing a bit of money or

not being able to buy bread in the

2:10:172:10:20

shops and that might bring them to

the negotiating table rather than

2:10:202:10:27

the threats to finances.

Let's pick

on that with Donald -- with Dominic

2:10:272:10:33

Raab. Summary questions this morning

about what possible sanctions. Let's

2:10:332:10:38

talk about that one first. The

suggestion that perhaps England

2:10:382:10:41

should not go to the World Cup.

Well, this is a very serious

2:10:412:10:47

incident, there is obviously the

deeply troubling use of a nerve

2:10:472:10:54

agent on British soil. The Prime

Minister has rightly said it looks

2:10:542:10:56

like it may have been the direct

involvement of the Russian

2:10:562:10:59

authorities, but given the Russian

Government until midnight today to

2:10:592:11:04

respond and at that point if we

don't get a credible answer, no

2:11:042:11:09

options are being taken off the

table. I think it is more likely,

2:11:092:11:12

let's wait and see what the Cabinet

the and let's wait and see what the

2:11:122:11:15

Russians say. But I think it's more

likely that we look at the wider

2:11:152:11:20

panoply of diplomatic and financial

measures and countermeasures that

2:11:202:11:23

you can lawfully take if this is an

unlawful attack on UK soil. But I

2:11:232:11:29

think we are jumping a little bit

ahead of ourselves here. The

2:11:292:11:33

parameter has signalled that in the

absence of a credible exclamation we

2:11:332:11:36

will take a resolute and robust

approach.

So, the World Cup not off

2:11:362:11:40

the table. Let's pick up on those

things we were talking about,

2:11:402:11:45

possible sanctions with regard to

finances. You have done quite a lot

2:11:452:11:47

of work on this, making powers to

freeze assets last year. Are you

2:11:472:11:52

looking at those and what are you

looking at?

There has been a lot of

2:11:522:11:58

discussion on certain sanctions and

it's worth remembering that this

2:11:582:12:00

debate started, and I remember

leading backbench business debate in

2:12:002:12:05

2012 in relation to the Litvinenko

case, but this isn't the first time

2:12:052:12:10

we've had this kind of case on UK

soil perpetrated by elements of the

2:12:102:12:13

Russian state. The specific idea is

to make sure those responsible for

2:12:132:12:18

this kind of act find their assets

frozen, and there is also the

2:12:182:12:23

question of visa bands. A whole

range of interesting measures,

2:12:232:12:27

rather than taking a gesture

politics approach, I think it's

2:12:272:12:30

likely that we will be focused, if

the Russian authorities don't come

2:12:302:12:34

up with a credible explanation, and

targeting those involved, and I

2:12:342:12:39

think that is the right way to go.

But the deadline expires at the end

2:12:392:12:43

of the Day today, midnight, we will

wait and listen to see whether there

2:12:432:12:46

is any credible expedition, then the

Government will give every option.

2:12:462:12:50

You mention it is not the first

time, what evidence is there that

2:12:502:12:55

anything that's happened since

Litvinenko, for example, has changed

2:12:552:13:00

Russia's behaviour?

What we do, and

the behavioural impact on Vladimir

2:13:002:13:05

Putin I think is very difficult to

establish, but what we have taken

2:13:052:13:10

is, aside from the diplomatic

measures, aside from issues around

2:13:102:13:14

Ukraine, we recently passed into law

asset freezing powers in relation to

2:13:142:13:19

those involved in this kind of case,

or wider human rights abuses that

2:13:192:13:25

may be conducted, so there is I

think a push in the direction of

2:13:252:13:29

saying that if you are involved in

these kinds of atrocity on UK soil,

2:13:292:13:32

you cannot then enjoy the free run

of the UK with your money, or indeed

2:13:322:13:37

to come here visiting. And to make

sure that the financial supply that

2:13:372:13:44

feeds those elements of the Russian

state that may be involved, is

2:13:442:13:49

choked off, that is the principal.

How that works in practice depends

2:13:492:13:53

on the specific measures we take.

And I think the Prime Minister is

2:13:532:13:56

right to say let's give the Russian

authorities 24 hours to come back

2:13:562:14:00

with a credible expiration. But

those are the kinds of targeted

2:14:002:14:05

measures that I would expect to be

seeing given proper consideration,

2:14:052:14:08

further consideration by the

Cabinet.

And I know you keep

2:14:082:14:11

referring to the deadline, which is

later tonight, but just to drill

2:14:112:14:15

down on that. I just want to talk,

you say it is difficult to work out

2:14:152:14:19

but what evidence is there that

these kind of things make a

2:14:192:14:24

difference?

I think if you look back

at the history of sanctions, we know

2:14:242:14:28

that economic sanctions, trade

embargo, they back to South Africa

2:14:282:14:31

for some of the other moments of

history where we deployed them, are

2:14:312:14:35

very blunt tools. But targeted

financial measures get those

2:14:352:14:39

involved in these kinds of

activities where it hurts. It keeps

2:14:392:14:44

them in the pocket. In relation to

the Russian Government and with

2:14:442:14:50

organised crime, there is clearly

the financial trail that needs to be

2:14:502:14:56

followed. And also, let's face it,

this is not just true of those

2:14:562:15:00

criminal elements in Russia, but

also more broadly, London is a nice

2:15:002:15:04

place to come to gain a veneer of

respectability, and to potentially

2:15:042:15:09

try and launder your money, but give

yourself that respectability but

2:15:092:15:13

actually you are engaged in

nefarious activities. So I do think

2:15:132:15:17

that having a targeted approach is

the right one. That's what the Prime

2:15:172:15:21

Minister signalled yesterday and no

options are being taken of the table

2:15:212:15:24

but we are waiting to hear whether

the Russians have anything credible

2:15:242:15:27

to say on this before taking a

decision.

2:15:272:15:34

Can I ask about the Spring

Statement? We have heard there is

2:15:342:15:37

good economic news but will there be

good news for NHS staff now?

When

2:15:372:15:42

the economy is strong and we have

more revenue coming in it is good

2:15:422:15:45

news for everyone in the public and

private sector. We can expect the

2:15:452:15:48

Chancellor to be positive and upbeat

and we know unemployment is at a 40

2:15:482:15:54

year low and manufacturing out will

put is its best for many years and

2:15:542:15:58

this is the year where bank of

England is a wages will rise as

2:15:582:16:02

inflation comes

2:16:022:16:07

down to be engaged in tinkering,

short-term measures which has been

2:16:142:16:18

welcomed by groups in business and I

think the fanfare that normally

2:16:182:16:25

accompanies these events is

warranted by the economic data.

2:16:252:16:34

Thank you.

2:16:342:16:37

Here's Matt with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:16:372:16:41

Good morning.

2:16:412:16:42

Good morning.

There is a bit blue sky. Yes, good

2:16:422:16:47

morning. A lovely start for some.

Mrs Guernsey at the moment. Blue sky

2:16:472:16:51

overhead and a bit more sunshine

around compared to yesterday which

2:16:512:16:54

for some will be a big improvement,

particularly England and were worse

2:16:542:16:59

still see the of the rain. In York

there are big puddles around and

2:16:592:17:04

very damp ground as well. The wet

weather is clearing away towards the

2:17:042:17:09

east. We saw it continue to push

east overnight and this swirl of

2:17:092:17:13

cloud brought some of that heavy

rain yesterday. It is lingering

2:17:132:17:17

across the part of -- far east of

Anglia and Kent. There is more cloud

2:17:172:17:26

in the west and central Scotland and

western areas of England at the

2:17:262:17:29

moment and it threatens a shower

here and there. It pushes towards

2:17:292:17:32

East Anglia and the south-east

through the afternoon but away from

2:17:322:17:36

that most of you are driving through

the day with

2:17:362:17:40

that most of you are driving through

the day with longer spells of

2:17:402:17:41

sunshine developing. We have light

winds today and sunshine overhead

2:17:412:17:46

and it is quite pleasant out there

with temperatures at ten or 12

2:17:462:17:49

degrees in many parts of the

country. If you are off to the

2:17:492:17:55

Cheltenham Festival you have picked

the day right because this is the

2:17:552:17:57

best oh of the week and temperatures

peak at 11 or 12 this afternoon.

2:17:572:18:02

This evening there will still be a

few showers. Most will go into the

2:18:022:18:09

night dry to begin with. In the

south-east they could be a frost

2:18:092:18:13

into tomorrow morning but in the

West there was too much cloud and

2:18:132:18:17

breeze and some occasional rain

across Ireland, the far west of

2:18:172:18:21

Scotland and Wales and also

Cornwall. That is this low area of

2:18:212:18:26

pressure that is pushing towards us

but not making inroads. On the

2:18:262:18:30

eastern flank we are dragging in

increasingly strong south-easterly

2:18:302:18:34

winds. It could touch gale force in

the South West tomorrow but it is

2:18:342:18:38

also dragging in milder air compared

to today. Hazy sunshine through the

2:18:382:18:43

day and it stays dry for many parts.

It will feel very pleasant and 15

2:18:432:18:49

degrees is not out of the question.

In the west a lot more cloud with

2:18:492:18:53

grey skies and occasional rain and

drizzle. In Northern Ireland and

2:18:532:18:58

parts of Wales and Cornwall it could

turn heavier and more persistent.

2:18:582:19:02

Tomorrow evening it will start to

nudge further north and east and not

2:19:022:19:07

make too many inroads as we go

through into the end of the week.

2:19:072:19:10

The low pressure system is pushed

back to the Atlantic. I pressure

2:19:102:19:15

dominates across Scandinavia and as

it dominates we are set to bring

2:19:152:19:23

colder air back our way. This

weekend is cold and windy and there

2:19:232:19:25

could be the return of some snow.

Thank you very much. We will see you

2:19:252:19:30

later on. Thank you.

2:19:302:19:32

Thank you very much. We will see you

later on. Thank you.

2:19:322:19:33

It's a disease more commonly

associated with the Victorian era,

2:19:332:19:35

but doctors say they are seeing more

and more cases of rickets

2:19:352:19:38

in children under the age of 16.

2:19:382:19:40

It's a condition which affects bone

development, and the most recent

2:19:402:19:43

figures show that there were 130

cases in the UK and Ireland

2:19:432:19:46

in the space of two years.

2:19:462:19:47

Breakfast's Tim Muffett spoke to one

mother who lost her child.

2:19:472:19:51

It is like somebody has stolen them,

our lives, we live a different life

2:19:512:19:56

because we know that something is

missing in this house.

Beverly knew

2:19:562:20:01

something was wrong with her baby

son but despite repeated hospital

2:20:012:20:05

visits the diagnosis came too late.

Ricketts, caused by a lack of

2:20:052:20:11

vitamins D.

A few days later there

was a cardiac arrest and that was

2:20:112:20:15

it. Vitamin D deficiency, it works

with everything, your bones Joe Hart

2:20:152:20:22

and everything off your body.

Were

you even aware vitamin daily

2:20:222:20:28

deficiency was a potential issue?

No. When I was pregnant I probably

2:20:282:20:35

should have started with vitamin

Deeb up by the time he was six

2:20:352:20:38

months old he would have had in

enough vitamin de, but how can

2:20:382:20:43

something that can be fixed be

missed?

What we have here is a young

2:20:432:20:52

toddler...

This professor has been

analysing cases of rickets and

2:20:522:20:56

children over two years.

We were

surprised both at the scale of the

2:20:562:21:05

problem still...

More than three

quarters of the 130 cases he has

2:21:052:21:09

studied involved children from black

hole South Asian ethnic groups.

90%

2:21:092:21:13

of your vitamin deed is produced in

the skin. You need to make or

2:21:132:21:22

manufacture vitamin D and

individuals with lighter skin find

2:21:222:21:25

it easier to produce vitamin daily.

If you have darker skin you need a

2:21:252:21:30

longer length of time of sunlight in

order to produce the same amount, up

2:21:302:21:34

to double or maybe triple in time,

and that is the mixed message of

2:21:342:21:42

course for many, where safe sun

exposure is the priority.

The

2:21:422:21:46

Department of Health says that

doctors can prescribe vitamin de

2:21:462:21:50

supplements when needed and says the

healthy start scheme makes them

2:21:502:21:53

available to many low income

families but the professor wants all

2:21:532:22:01

pregnant women and babies in the UK

to have access to vitamin de

2:22:012:22:04

supplements for free. He says it is

the best way to tackle this disease.

2:22:042:22:08

Joining us now in the studio

is Paediatrician Dr Ravi Jayaram.

2:22:082:22:13

Good morning. Lovely to see you. It

seems extraordinary that we are

2:22:132:22:18

talking about what seems like

something that happened in the

2:22:182:22:27

Victorian era?

Yes, the number is

small but it is more than has

2:22:272:22:34

happened for a long time and when

you look at the research a lot of

2:22:342:22:37

these children are from families

where they have darker skin and that

2:22:372:22:39

is because we need sunlight to make

vitamin de. Darker skin, myself

2:22:392:22:46

included, is protective against

sunlight so we need more to get the

2:22:462:22:49

same amount of sunlight to make the

right amount of vitamin de so what

2:22:492:22:52

can happen, particularly in

breast-fed children because it

2:22:522:23:00

doesn't have a great deal of vitamin

D and if the man is deficient the

2:23:002:23:05

baby can be deficient so the baby

will develop rickets. You need

2:23:052:23:11

vitamin D2 absorb calcium from your

diet and your intense it --

2:23:112:23:16

intestines so if you have enough

vitamin Diaz calcium you will be

2:23:162:23:19

fine but it is usually lack of

vitamin day that causes problems

2:23:192:23:22

although if you are on a feeding

diet or a vegetarian diet or a dairy

2:23:222:23:27

free diet you are more likely to

have low calcium as well.

This seems

2:23:272:23:32

to be some level of ignorance about

what supplements we should take.

2:23:322:23:36

There are Department of Health

recommendations on vitamin D

2:23:362:23:41

supplementation but the parents are

not really aware of them. As a mum

2:23:412:23:44

who is pregnant or with a small

child you are overwhelmed with the

2:23:442:23:47

huge amount of information about

what you should and should not be

2:23:472:23:50

giving and I think vitamin D is

fairly low on the list because it

2:23:502:23:54

has never been regarded as a big

problem but it is definitely there

2:23:542:23:58

and it is eminently preventable.

With a small amount of

2:23:582:24:02

supplementation you should be fine.

You probably only need to go out in

2:24:022:24:06

the sun a little bit to make enough

vitamin D. There is a dilemma

2:24:062:24:12

because we don't want children

getting sunburned, we don't want

2:24:122:24:15

them on sunbeds lying in the blazing

sun during the day but they need a

2:24:152:24:19

little bit of sunlight, probably ten

or 15 minutes a day to make enough

2:24:192:24:23

vitamin D. Of course, this time of

year it is difficult because there

2:24:232:24:27

was not much sun around.

With

talking earlier and there is an

2:24:272:24:33

extraordinary bone shape but it can

change if someone gets the right

2:24:332:24:37

vitamin D.

Absolutely, when you see

established rickets, a classic thing

2:24:372:24:41

is blowing up the legs and you seek

changes in the wrists as well, they

2:24:412:24:45

can look very wide and there can be

knobbly bits on the ropes but if you

2:24:452:24:49

treat it gets better and that is

because children's bones are

2:24:492:24:52

constantly breaking down and

building up again to grow and with

2:24:522:24:55

the amount of vitamin D and calcium

they just strengthen up. The reason

2:24:552:25:00

they bow is that if they are soft

and you put weight on everything

2:25:002:25:04

just curves.

To be clear for our

viewers who want to know what to do,

2:25:042:25:09

who should take supplements?

Professor Blair has recommended that

2:25:092:25:13

everyone should have it but I do not

think everyone needs to but giving a

2:25:132:25:19

multivitamin supplement will have

enough vitamin D. Particularly if

2:25:192:25:23

your child is dairy free and there

are increasingly numbers of children

2:25:232:25:27

who have milk actively -- allergies

and might be dairy free and

2:25:272:25:31

breast-feeding mum is less likely to

give the child vitamin D in their

2:25:312:25:35

diet, or if you are from an ethnic

minority with darker skin then it

2:25:352:25:38

would be sensible to think about

vitamin D supplementation. The

2:25:382:25:42

reason that much in the diet. You

would think with a good diet you

2:25:422:25:45

would have enough vitamin D but

apart from oily fish and eggs on

2:25:452:25:48

formula milk there isn't really much

vitamin

2:25:482:25:56

D that we have although some

breakfast cereals fortified as well.

2:26:012:26:03

Are there any early signs?

The bowed

legs or established rickets but in

2:26:032:26:06

younger children and babies it can

cause real problems having a

2:26:062:26:08

deficiency. It can affect how your

heart muscle works as with that lady

2:26:082:26:10

that was talking about her baby, it

can cause fits and muscle spasms but

2:26:102:26:15

often you can have nonspecific XM

paints children complain of small --

2:26:152:26:20

sore legs or joints or lethargy or

not having enough energy. I am

2:26:202:26:25

recognising more and more in

children like this, in the past

2:26:252:26:27

where we have put it down to, don't

worry, it will get better, quite

2:26:272:26:33

often their vitamin D levels are

low. They do not have

2:26:332:26:41

low. They do not have rickets but

the levels are lower than you would

2:26:412:26:43

expect and when you treat them that

symptom tends to get better.

2:26:432:26:45

Fascinating, thank you very much.

Thank you.

2:26:452:26:47

You're watching Breakfast.

2:26:472:26:48

Still to come this morning:

It's the Chancellor's

2:26:482:26:50

Spring Statement today.

2:26:502:26:51

Steph's out at a flower market

for us this morning to find out

2:26:512:26:54

if the economy is blooming.

2:26:542:26:56

We are also going to talk about

sport relief

2:26:562:30:17

Vanessa Feltz is on

sport relief

2:30:172:30:17

Vanessa Feltz is on BBC

sport relief

2:30:172:30:17

Vanessa Feltz is on BBC Radio

sport relief

2:30:172:30:17

Vanessa Feltz is on BBC Radio London

sport relief

2:30:172:30:18

Vanessa Feltz is on BBC Radio London

with her breakfast show until 10am.

2:30:182:30:19

In the next half hour she was

talking about mental health amongst

2:30:192:30:22

men. -- she is talking.

2:30:222:30:28

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

2:30:282:30:31

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

2:30:312:30:34

Moscow has until midnight tonight

to respond after Theresa May

2:30:342:30:36

claimed Russian involvement

in the poisoning of a former spy

2:30:362:30:38

was "highly likely".

2:30:382:30:39

It was revealed yesterday the nerve

agent used in the attack

2:30:392:30:42

against Sergei Skripal

and his daughter was

2:30:422:30:44

produced in Russia.

2:30:442:30:45

The US Secretary of State Rex

Tillerson said those involved should

2:30:452:30:47

face serious consequences.

2:30:472:30:50

The Kremlin has called

the accusations "unfounded".

2:30:502:30:58

If we don't get a credible answer, I

think it is very clear that no

2:30:582:31:02

option has been taken off the table.

Personally I think it is more

2:31:022:31:06

likely, but let's wait and see what

the Cabinet decide on and say, more

2:31:062:31:10

likely we would look at the wider

panoply of diplomatic, financial and

2:31:102:31:15

economic measures and

countermeasures you can lawfully

2:31:152:31:17

take if, as it is substantiated,

this is an unlawful attack UK soil.

2:31:172:31:23

Let's get the latest

on the investigation now

2:31:232:31:25

from our reporter Leila Nathoo,

who is in Salisbury

2:31:252:31:27

for us this morning.

2:31:272:31:28

You have been there for so many

days. What is going on at the

2:31:282:31:32

moment?

We now know what police are

dealing with here, this military

2:31:322:31:38

grade nerve agent that was scattered

here in Salisbury city centre.

2:31:382:31:46

Although Theresa May has pointed the

finger at Russia, the Russian state,

2:31:462:31:50

the focus of the police

investigation is figuring out who

2:31:502:31:53

carried out this attack on behalf of

Moscow. We have not heard anything

2:31:532:31:58

in terms of suspects, there has been

no appeal for witnesses. The focus

2:31:582:32:03

of the police investigation still

appears to be on a number of

2:32:032:32:06

locations, a big police operation is

going on at Sergei Skripal's house.

2:32:062:32:11

There was also a separate

decontamination operation to try to

2:32:112:32:15

clear up the traces of the nerve

agent found here. Just in the

2:32:152:32:22

Sainsbury's car park, there, that

was the scene of a decontamination

2:32:222:32:26

operation last night. Police and

fire officers were in protective

2:32:262:32:30

suits. There was also some activity

at a car pound where we believe

2:32:302:32:34

Sergei Skripal's car was being

examined. Two separate things going

2:32:342:32:38

on. Clearing up the trail of the

nerve agent that Sergei Skripal and

2:32:382:32:44

Yulia Skripal were exposed to, and

trying to find out how it happened

2:32:442:32:47

in the first place.

2:32:472:32:49

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond,

is expected to deliver some positive

2:32:492:32:51

economic news in his first ever

Spring Statement today.

2:32:512:32:53

The statement, which replaces

the spring Budget, will include

2:32:532:32:56

the latest official economic figures

but it will not impose new taxes.

2:32:562:32:58

Labour ministers say Mr Hammond must

take the chance to end austerity.

2:32:582:33:02

Two victims of the serial sex

offender John Worboys begin

2:33:022:33:04

a High Court challenge today

against what they have called

2:33:042:33:07

the irrational decision

to release him from jail.

2:33:072:33:10

The judicial review is expected

to hear for the first time why

2:33:102:33:13

the parole board plan to free

the sex attacker.

2:33:132:33:17

The board and Worboys, who will

appear via videolink from prison,

2:33:172:33:20

oppose the legal challenge.

2:33:202:33:27

MPs will vote today on the plans

could to free school meals for

2:33:302:33:36

families receiving Universal Credit.

Families in England earning over

2:33:362:33:41

£7,000 roughly each year will have

to pay. A threshold has been set of

2:33:412:33:46

£14,000 in Northern Ireland. But the

government says no child is already

2:33:462:33:49

receiving a free school meal will

lose out.

2:33:492:33:53

Salt content in takeaway dishes must

be urgently reduced in a bid

2:33:532:33:55

to tackle strokes and heart disease,

campaigners have warned.

2:33:552:33:57

A study by Action on Salt found some

Chinese meals including sides

2:33:572:34:00

like prawn crackers contain more

than double the recommended

2:34:002:34:02

daily intake.

2:34:022:34:03

The survey also revealed a selection

of ready meals were high in salt.

2:34:032:34:11

You might remember Paul the psychic

octopus who correctly predicted the

2:34:152:34:18

winner is a board of Germany's games

in the 2010 World Cup. Russia have a

2:34:182:34:23

death cat by the name of Achilles.

He is hard to spot because he is

2:34:232:34:30

white against a white floor. He

lives in the Hermitage Museum in

2:34:302:34:35

Saint Petersburg. He does not look

particularly interested, there are

2:34:352:34:40

two bowls of cat food with a flag of

the nations playing each other,

2:34:402:34:43

whichever one he nibbles is

apparently his prediction.

If they

2:34:432:34:47

put a labrador in that position, it

would not be hanging about, waiting

2:34:472:34:52

to eat the food.

The cat is not

playing ball at all. You know

2:34:522:34:55

exactly what you need to do, you

death cat, and you are not doing it.

2:34:552:35:01

Thanks for watching.

2:35:012:35:04

Still to come on Breakfast

this morning...

2:35:042:35:09

# England's green and pleasant

land...

2:35:092:35:12

With the Commonwealth Games

less than a month away,

2:35:122:35:14

Team England has recorded a special

version of Jerusalem.

2:35:142:35:16

Legendary gymnast Beth Tweddle

is here with her verdict

2:35:162:35:18

on the song, and of course the medal

prospects for the home countries.

2:35:182:35:26

We are not going to ask her to sing,

that would be harsh!

2:35:262:35:30

It's the Clash of the Channels -

2:35:302:35:31

teams from the BBC and ITV prepare

to do battle in a boat

2:35:312:35:34

race for Sport Relief.

2:35:342:35:37

It says I have been in training,

probably about an hour! We will find

2:35:372:35:42

out how things are going in a few

minutes.

2:35:422:35:44

And Ken Dodd's been

described as the last

2:35:442:35:46

of the music hall generation.

2:35:462:35:48

After his passing, we take a look

at a tradition that stretched back

2:35:482:35:51

to the 19th century.

2:35:512:35:54

You know how to row, so you...

You

sort of do that.

2:35:542:35:59

You have a rower's physique.

Tall

but incredibly low muscles. It could

2:35:592:36:07

be an issue. I will have a chat with

one of the ITV crew in a moment.

How

2:36:072:36:12

long do you have to prepare?

One

more training afternoon.

You just

2:36:122:36:17

had to do one thing... Win.

I know

you are fiercely competitive, this

2:36:172:36:23

is BBC against ITV, if we do not

win, am I not allowed to come back?

2:36:232:36:29

I will consider it, though not

coming back. I am joking!

What is

2:36:292:36:36

happening in the proper sport?

Brilliant stuff in PyeongChang.

2:36:362:36:38

There has been another

medal for Britain at

2:36:382:36:40

the Winter Paralympics this morning,

bringing the tally so far to four.

2:36:402:36:43

Well, we can join our

reporter Kate Grey, now.

2:36:432:36:46

I believe you have the medallists

with you by the side of the slopes

2:36:462:36:51

in PyeongChang?

Yes. Fresh from the

slopes we have Great Britain's Silva

2:36:512:37:01

medallists. Mena Fitzpatrick and

your guide, gently hold. Silver

2:37:012:37:05

medal in the super combined, what

does that mean?

I have no words, it

2:37:052:37:12

has not sunk in yet.

Amazed to be

here and so grateful that it all

2:37:122:37:19

went right today and the strategy

that we put in place was to treat...

2:37:192:37:25

Go for it in the super G, we had the

confidence from yesterday, two days

2:37:252:37:31

ago, so we thought we would push it

a bit more and we skied really well

2:37:312:37:34

in that run.

And then we gave it all

for the slalom this afternoon.

How

2:37:342:37:41

difficult is it going from a very

fast super G, to a very technical

2:37:412:37:46

slalom?

It is a completely different

feel. You then realise how short the

2:37:462:37:50

slalom skis are from the big two

metres to 1.50 five.

2:37:502:38:02

metres to 1.50 five. -- 1.5 five.

They feel like rollerblades. Really

2:38:022:38:04

short.

2:38:042:38:10

short.

Wobbling all over the place

compared to the big, long skis.

2:38:102:38:14

Explain the communication between

you, it is so extreme from a very

2:38:142:38:17

fast race to a quick one, and you

communicate through headsets and

2:38:172:38:20

microphones?

The difference between

super G and slalom is poles apart,

2:38:202:38:27

it is a lot slower and controlled in

theology, for me, is a lot of work.

2:38:272:38:34

-- slow and controlled in super G.

Imagine doing the jumps squats while

2:38:342:38:41

shouting between them. There is no

time permitting, get the command so

2:38:412:38:45

quick. That is why we inspect so

well before the race, we have to

2:38:452:38:50

both know it so well so we can just

go, go, go, it is quick and you

2:38:502:38:55

react.

It is nonstop from now, the

giant slalom tomorrow. Abrams, a

2:38:552:39:00

silver and a gold tomorrow. Great

news from Great Britain, a silver

2:39:002:39:06

medal on the fourth day of action.

With spirits, a gold medal would be

2:39:062:39:11

great to bring home. That is four

silvers and a bronze for

2:39:112:39:17

ParalympicsGB. Onto the rest of the

day's news.

2:39:172:39:20

Jamie Carragher says he's apologised

to the family he spat

2:39:202:39:23

at from his car on Saturday

and that he can't make any

2:39:232:39:26

excuses for his behaviour.

2:39:262:39:27

He was involved in the incident

following Manchester United's 2-1

2:39:272:39:29

win over Liverpool at Old Trafford.

2:39:292:39:30

He now works as a pundit

for Sky Sports, but has been

2:39:302:39:33

suspended from his role.

2:39:332:39:34

He wasn't working on last night's

2:39:342:39:36

live Premier League fixture.

2:39:362:39:37

I have apologised over the phone.

2:39:372:39:41

I spoke to the mother,

who wasn't involved in the incident,

2:39:412:39:44

obviously the daughter

in the passenger's seat

2:39:442:39:46

and the father, and apologised.

2:39:462:39:49

Of course, in the phone call

they weren't too happy

2:39:492:39:51

with, obviously, the situation.

2:39:512:39:54

There's not any person in the world

who can condone spitting, no matter

2:39:542:39:57

what has gone on before

that, anything really.

2:39:572:40:00

It looks awful and I accept that.

2:40:002:40:07

Manchester City are just two games

away from being crowned

2:40:072:40:10

Premier League Champions

after they beat Stoke

2:40:102:40:11

2-0, last night.

2:40:112:40:13

City opened the scoring

just ten minutes in.

2:40:132:40:15

David Silva with a lovely calm

finish to beat Jack Butland

2:40:152:40:18

in the Stoke goal.

2:40:182:40:20

And Silva scored his

second, after the break.

2:40:202:40:22

The win means they can win

the title against rivals

2:40:222:40:27

Manchester United on April 7th.

2:40:272:40:34

A date for the diary.

2:40:342:40:36

Premier League strugglers

Southampton have sacked

2:40:362:40:38

their manager, Mauricio Pellegrino,

with the team just one point

2:40:382:40:39

above the relegation zone.

2:40:392:40:40

Pellegrino's side have won just one

league match in their last 17,

2:40:402:40:43

although they are into the FA

Cup quarter finals.

2:40:432:40:45

A 3-0 defeat to Newcastle

on Saturday sealed his fate.

2:40:452:40:48

There are just eight Premier League

matches left in the season.

2:40:482:40:51

Venus has beaten Serena in the

latest Williams sisters showdown.

2:40:512:40:55

Playing each other for the first

time since Serena's

2:40:552:40:58

victory in last year's

Australian Open final,

2:40:582:41:00

Venus won in straight

sets at Indian Wells.

2:41:002:41:02

She'll play Anastasija

Sevastova in the last 16.

2:41:022:41:10

So is Serena, I think, has won all

of their meetings bar one since

2:41:132:41:18

2009. So that is almost ten years of

victories for Serena. But Venus...

2:41:182:41:25

Then again, Serena has just had a

baby six months ago. Maybe not at

2:41:252:41:29

her best, and you could forgive her

for that.

2:41:292:41:32

Dan has gone downstairs coming he

will be talking about the Sport

2:41:322:41:36

Relief Clash of the Channels rowing

challenge he is taking part in.

2:41:362:41:40

We're just under a month away

from the Commonwealth Games

2:41:402:41:42

and Team England have a few

new recruits in their quest

2:41:422:41:45

for Gold Coast glory.

2:41:452:41:46

Have a listen to this.

2:41:462:41:47

# I will not cease

from mental fight.

2:41:472:41:49

# Nor shall my sword

sleep in my hand.

2:41:492:41:55

# Till we have built Jerusalem.

2:41:552:42:01

# In England's green

and pleasant land.

2:42:012:42:09

Former Britain's Got Talent winner

Tokio Myers and former medallist

2:42:222:42:25

Jazmin Sawyers sounding the battle

cry there with a rousing rendition

2:42:252:42:27

of team anthem Jerusalem.

2:42:272:42:28

So does Team England have talent?

2:42:282:42:30

Let's hope so!

2:42:302:42:30

Let's ask former world champion

gymnast and Olympican

2:42:302:42:32

medallist Beth Tweddle.

2:42:322:42:33

It must be strange for you to be

watching the builder from a

2:42:332:42:38

completely different perspective?

It

is. It is a lot more relaxed, I can

2:42:382:42:42

say that. I was at National this

week that the gymnastics and you can

2:42:422:42:45

see all the guys putting their

last-minute preparations, obviously

2:42:452:42:50

in the women's side one spot is

open, unfortunately, with Claudia

2:42:502:42:54

Fragapane injured. They are fighting

for that last spot.

Talk as to the

2:42:542:43:00

team, they are formidable?

A double

Olympic champion and Max Littler,

2:43:002:43:06

but he has never won the pommel

title for the Commonwealth Games, he

2:43:062:43:09

will be heading to Australia hoping

to win. And then Amy Tinkler,

2:43:092:43:15

Olympic bronze medallist, has put a

brand-new tumble in on the floor,

2:43:152:43:19

one of the only gymnasts in the

world to be doing it. It be pretty

2:43:192:43:23

incredible to watch that.

You are

mesmerised watching now.

2:43:232:43:28

What about missing Claudia

Fragapane? She had such a blinding

2:43:282:43:34

commonwealth four years ago, four

medals?

She was kind of the Golden

2:43:342:43:37

girl, is thrust into the limelight.

Injuries happen, I know she is

2:43:372:43:42

recovering at home from her surgery

and we wish her well with that

2:43:422:43:47

speedy recovery, she has the best

medical team within British

2:43:472:43:49

gymnastics. The Commonwealth is

always a great way for the anxious

2:43:492:43:55

to make their stand, put their bid

out there. You have a mixture of

2:43:552:44:00

youth and experience -- the

Commonwealth is always a great way

2:44:002:44:03

for the youngsters. It is a great

way to experience a multisport

2:44:032:44:06

events before heading to the

Olympics. There are so many more

2:44:062:44:09

distractions at a Commonwealth

Games, the village, the other

2:44:092:44:13

sports, the kids that they get is

really exciting straightaway. I am

2:44:132:44:18

slightly jealous, I would love to be

heading out there. -- the kit that

2:44:182:44:24

they get there is really exciting

straightaway.

You will be competing

2:44:242:44:28

against other Team GB athletes?

There was always banter. The boys'

2:44:282:44:33

team are so used to training against

each other, we had Daniel Keatings,

2:44:332:44:38

Lewis Smith and Max or going for the

title. Scotland took the edge on

2:44:382:44:43

home soil, Daniel Keatings came away

with that.

Have you been to

2:44:432:44:46

Australia to see the setup? I

haven't been yet but I will be going

2:44:462:44:51

there to cover the diving in a few

weeks. It is supposed to be a

2:44:512:44:55

fantastic location for a multisport

event.

I have not seen the setup, I

2:44:552:45:01

was there a couple of years ago I be

pointed out where the gymnastics

2:45:012:45:04

would be, I saw where the diving is

going to be. Having been to

2:45:042:45:08

Commonwealth Games in Australia

previously I know they will put on a

2:45:082:45:11

good show.

And the rivalry with

Australia. Will that play into it,

2:45:112:45:17

it is a home games for Australia and

they are such massive rivals for

2:45:172:45:21

British teams at the Commonwealth

Games?

There is always the rivalry.

2:45:212:45:27

Team England and all other home

nations will be heading out to have

2:45:272:45:30

their most successful games ever. It

be interesting to see the medal

2:45:302:45:34

table at the end.

2:45:342:45:40

It sounded great, though. Lovely to

see you.

2:45:402:45:43

Forget the Commonwealth Games,

we're just a week away

2:45:432:45:46

from a huge sporting event.

2:45:462:45:47

It's the Clash of the Channels.

2:45:472:45:51

Teams from the BBC take on ITV

in a boat race for Sport Relief.

2:45:512:45:55

Dan will be facing off against one

of our breakfast television

2:45:552:45:57

rivals, Charlotte Hawkins -

and the trash talk has already

2:45:572:46:00

started between them.

2:46:002:46:02

I've seen the look of the BBC team

and they look quite professional,

2:46:022:46:06

they have been getting some secret

training in. I might have to nip

2:46:062:46:10

around the back, get a hammer and a

nail in the bottom of their boat and

2:46:102:46:13

that should do the trick.

What's

this? Cheating going on?

2:46:132:46:22

Good morning.

What were you saying?

A nail in the boat?

A joke. I was

2:46:222:46:27

going to keep an eye on the BBC

team, having seen how it's Bert

2:46:272:46:31

Wheeler, that is what he would

resort to.

A bit of pressure?

--

2:46:312:46:36

having seen how professional we are.

That is what is in my head powering

2:46:362:46:39

through the water.

I like that.

Mentally, you are already afraid.

2:46:392:46:45

LAUGHTER

All the best!

All the best in deed.

2:46:452:46:50

Dan's out on Salford Quays

with another of our ITV rivals,

2:46:502:46:52

Coronation Street's Nicola Thorp.

2:46:522:46:54

He is not quite ready for rowing

today that he will tell us all about

2:46:542:47:00

it.

Good morning. I am not sure if

my tie and suit is ideal for rowing.

2:47:002:47:05

This is Jake from a rowing club

showing us how it should be done.

2:47:052:47:10

Clash of the Channels, a boat race

between BBC and ITV and the BBC team

2:47:102:47:15

has Sara Cox, Rory Reid from top

gear, Sophie Rae with, who is an

2:47:152:47:19

animal! I have been dragged into

this. The ITV team, Charlotte

2:47:192:47:26

Hawkins, Fern McCann, Chris Bishop.

Kris Hughes and as you mentioned,

2:47:262:47:33

also representing Coronation Street,

Nicola Thorpe. Good morning. You

2:47:332:47:38

have not been getting in an extra

session?

I wouldn't tell you even if

2:47:382:47:43

I had.

We are all novices.

We had a

fantastic training day, we got to

2:47:432:47:49

know the boats. I am watching these

guys. I am fairly sure the technique

2:47:492:47:54

I have been practising might not be

right. I have one week, I will go to

2:47:542:48:00

the gym and tried to do the best I

can.

They look so relaxed. We

2:48:002:48:06

realised on training day this is not

about brute strength and muscles, it

2:48:062:48:09

is about technique.

Technique. I am

very weak in my arms and Steve

2:48:092:48:14

Redgrave, amazing to say we were

trained by Steve Redgrave, he said

2:48:142:48:21

it's not about your arms. It's about

timing, call strength and your lower

2:48:212:48:24

body. You are only as strong as your

weakest link. I hope not to be the

2:48:242:48:29

weakest link on the day.

We are all

hoping that. We have got some

2:48:292:48:35

professionals, James Cracknell, the

ITV crew have got Helen Glover. They

2:48:352:48:39

know exactly what they are doing. I

mention Sophie Rae with is a bit of

2:48:392:48:43

an animal. -- Sophie Rae

2:48:432:48:47

.

Amazing to see such strong women

being credible at this sport. It is

2:48:492:48:55

not anything I thought I would do. A

lot of people thought they might get

2:48:552:48:59

into rowing but getting involved

with the local club has been

2:48:592:49:01

fantastic. Learning a sport we are

complete novices at but we have

2:49:012:49:07

enjoyed doing it. It is great to

promote people getting involved in

2:49:072:49:11

not just individual sport but a team

sport and the social aspect is

2:49:112:49:16

really fantastic.

Raising money for

great charities. Mental health is

2:49:162:49:20

something that has affected you in

the past and it is important and why

2:49:202:49:25

you are involved.

Yes. I was

honoured when Sport Relief asked me

2:49:252:49:29

to get involved. Their involvement

with mental health charities is so

2:49:292:49:32

important. I became very ill six

years ago. It was only five years

2:49:322:49:38

ago, but I didn't feel like I could

open up and talk to people about it.

2:49:382:49:42

There wasn't any support for my

friends and family who were there

2:49:422:49:46

for me. It is vital for people who

have close friends and family

2:49:462:49:50

members going through difficult

times, for them to have support. The

2:49:502:49:54

work that's poor relief are doing is

not just in raising funds but

2:49:542:49:59

raising awareness is going to make a

huge difference -- the work that

2:49:592:50:02

Sport Relief are doing. The first

stage in recovery is feeding but

2:50:022:50:06

they can talk about it. That was

what it was funny.

I have a short

2:50:062:50:11

walk back to the studio, we are

here. Nicola has not the longest

2:50:112:50:17

war, the Coronation Street set is

just over the wibbly wobbly bridge.

2:50:172:50:20

It is starting in ten minutes!

Timed

to perfection. You have a new set

2:50:202:50:26

which you saw for the first time

yesterday. If you are a fan, people

2:50:262:50:30

are excited. Shops, coffee space and

all sorts.

Victoria Street is

2:50:302:50:34

beautiful. We watched it be built

for ages but we have only seen it

2:50:342:50:40

behind scaffolding and sheets. They

took it down yesterday and it looks

2:50:402:50:45

incredible. It's brand-new to us but

those characters have obviously

2:50:452:50:48

known that area for years.

2:50:482:50:51

It's become part of the furniture

almost immediately. A wonderful

2:50:512:50:55

memorial for the people who lost

their lives in the Manchester

2:50:552:50:58

bombing last year, particularly to a

fan of the show, Martin, who was a

2:50:582:51:04

wonderful person and advocate of

Coronation Street and individuality.

2:51:042:51:07

They have a special memorial bench

in his memory and the memories of

2:51:072:51:10

everyone who died that day.

That is

lovely and a fitting tribute. Thank

2:51:102:51:13

you. We were friendly but the

rivalry...

Sorry! We hate each

2:51:132:51:20

other.

It is BBC against ITV. You

can see the result, called Clash of

2:51:202:51:26

the Channels. Sport Relief is 17th

and 23rd of March. You can see what

2:51:262:51:33

happens in that race between

Nicola's team and BBC on Friday

2:51:332:51:38

23rd. One of us will not be smiling

at the end. We are raising money for

2:51:382:51:42

some fantastic charities. A little

bit murky as Jake rows away in the

2:51:422:51:48

distance.

2:51:482:51:50

Here's Matt with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:51:502:51:53

A bit murky but the sunshine will be

out later in parts of Cornwall. Blue

2:51:552:51:59

skies ahead to get the day under

way. Producing a few showers.

2:51:592:52:05

England and Wales quite damp

underfoot after yesterday's rain.

2:52:052:52:09

Some splashes of rain and some of

the puddles in the Wirral in the

2:52:092:52:13

last 30 minutes. Few and far

between. Most are set to have a dry

2:52:132:52:17

day. This swirl of crowd which --

cloud working its way into

2:52:172:52:23

day. This swirl of crowd which --

cloud working its way into northern

2:52:232:52:24

Europe, clearing away from East

Anglia and the south-east. Another

2:52:242:52:27

zone of cloud spreading across parts

of Scotland and England through the

2:52:272:52:30

morning. It will produce the odd

shower, concentrating towards East

2:52:302:52:35

Anglia and the south-east. Most are

not completely dry but predominantly

2:52:352:52:39

dry through the day. Bigger cloud

breaks towards the west in the

2:52:392:52:43

afternoon. Sunny afternoon across

many western areas. Light winds with

2:52:432:52:48

sunshine, it will feel pleasant.

Marge sunshine starting to get a bit

2:52:482:52:52

of strength to it. Temperatures will

2:52:522:52:57

Marge sunshine starting to get a bit

of strength to it. Temperatures will

2:52:572:53:02

Marge sunshine starting to get a bit

of strength to it. Temperatures will

2:53:022:53:03

peak at the festival, it will stay

dry and a good deal of sunshine in

2:53:042:53:07

the afternoon and just a gentle

breeze. This evening and overnight,

2:53:072:53:10

eastern areas will be clearest for

longest, temperatures will drop

2:53:102:53:13

furthest. A touch of frost to take

you into tomorrow morning. In the

2:53:132:53:18

west, frost free, lots more cloud

producing some occasional rain and

2:53:182:53:22

drizzle but mostly dry. Belfast, 6

degrees and when Plymouth seven

2:53:222:53:27

compared to -1 in Newcastle.

2:53:272:53:30

This low pressure will stay to the

west but brings rain closer and

2:53:322:53:36

scooping up some milder air

tomorrow.

2:53:362:53:38

A chilly start in eastern areas and

temperatures will be boosted with

2:53:392:53:43

some hazy sunshine on and off

through the day. Cloud amounts very

2:53:432:53:47

large for the west Brom greyer

conditions in the west of Scotland

2:53:472:53:51

and western Wales and Ireland.

Northern Ireland, Western Wales and

2:53:512:53:55

Cornwall will see more persistent

rain to end the day. Hazy sunshine

2:53:552:54:00

in Central and eastern parts. 14 of

15 tomorrow.

2:54:002:54:04

Thank you.

2:54:042:54:07

Today, we're bringing

you a second special report

2:54:072:54:09

following a young woman called Tee.

2:54:092:54:14

She was sectioned under

the Mental Health Act

2:54:142:54:16

almost two years ago.

2:54:162:54:19

Yesterday, we were given exclusive

access to one of the Britain's

2:54:192:54:21

biggest secure psychiatric hospitals

as Tee prepared to leave.

2:54:212:54:23

Today, we catch up with her

as she gets her first taste

2:54:232:54:26

of independent adult life.

2:54:262:54:27

Graham Satchell reports.

2:54:272:54:28

So, this is my new home.

2:54:282:54:30

Really?

2:54:302:54:31

Yeah, it's different, isn't it?

2:54:312:54:33

Different from the hospital.

2:54:332:54:36

It is different.

2:54:362:54:37

Very exciting.

2:54:372:54:39

Tee has just been discharged from

a secure mental health hospital.

2:54:392:54:43

She is showing her mum, Julie,

the new accommodation.

2:54:432:54:45

What do you think of the room?

2:54:452:54:47

It's all right, nice size.

2:54:472:54:49

Tee spent almost two years locked

up for her own safety.

2:54:492:54:54

This is my favourite

book at the moment.

2:54:542:54:57

It's kind of like a scrapbook.

2:54:572:55:00

Remember, nine times out of ten,

you're not having a full-on nervous

2:55:002:55:03

breakdown, you just need a cup

of tea and a biscuit.

2:55:032:55:06

She has been in and out of hospital

but is determined this time she's

2:55:062:55:09

not going back.

2:55:092:55:12

To be honest, I didn't think

I would make it to my 18th birthday.

2:55:122:55:17

I had no hope in the world.

2:55:172:55:19

I'm going to be 21 and I've

gotten my life back.

2:55:192:55:21

This is St Andrew's,

a large charity-run secure

2:55:212:55:23

mental health hospital.

2:55:232:55:24

Tee ended up here, after years

of depression, self harm

2:55:242:55:27

and attempted suicide.

2:55:272:55:28

She has learned to

manage our emotions with

2:55:282:55:29

intensive behavioural therapy.

2:55:292:55:32

She has even done catering work

in the on-site canteen.

2:55:322:55:36

But for her life to be

successful outside hospital,

2:55:362:55:38

she will need help

with the community.

2:55:382:55:40

she will need help in the community.

2:55:402:55:42

The level of care is really mixed.

2:55:422:55:45

So, in some parts of the country,

you have great wraparound support.

2:55:452:55:49

In other areas, there

is absolutely no support at all.

2:55:492:55:51

People are especially

vulnerable when leaving

2:55:512:55:52

a mental health hospital.

2:55:522:55:55

And that's often when someone

will try to take their own like.

2:55:552:55:58

A MIND survey found if you're not

followed up within a week of leaving

2:55:582:56:01

hospital, you're twice

as likely to attempt suicide.

2:56:012:56:03

So Taneisha, you have been

discharged from hospital today.

2:56:032:56:05

Yeah.

2:56:052:56:06

How are you feeling?

2:56:062:56:07

I keep saying, "I'm nervous",

but it's a really nervous feeling.

2:56:072:56:10

Tee will be getting help

from a new community

2:56:102:56:12

team in Northamptonshire.

2:56:122:56:14

Tee will be getting help

from a new mental health community

2:56:142:56:17

team in Northamptonshire.

2:56:172:56:18

Before our team, obviously,

came about, people were

2:56:182:56:20

only seen perhaps every

couple of weeks in the community,

2:56:202:56:24

but, obviously, we can see you daily

and put that intense support in.

2:56:242:56:28

Nice-sized kitchen.

2:56:282:56:29

It is nice, yeah.

2:56:292:56:32

Do you get your own cupboards?

2:56:322:56:36

One in 15 people who come out

of mental health hospitals end up

2:56:362:56:39

going back within a month.

2:56:392:56:41

Tee's mum is desperately hoping it

won't happen with her daughter.

2:56:412:56:47

I need to go to bed

at night knowing that she is going

2:56:472:56:50

to be safe.

2:56:502:56:51

It's been hard.

2:56:512:56:52

I've thought, "I'm not

going to see my daughter again.

2:56:542:56:56

My son's not going

to have his siter."

2:56:562:56:58

It was just...

2:56:582:57:00

I'm shaking just thinking about it.

2:57:002:57:03

I'm getting upset.

2:57:032:57:05

But that was a year ago.

2:57:052:57:07

Yeah.

2:57:072:57:08

Look where we are now.

Drinking tea in your new house.

2:57:082:57:11

Yeah.

2:57:112:57:14

The government says it's improving

access to mental health support

2:57:142:57:17

in the community, but

services remain stretched,

2:57:172:57:19

provision is patchy.

2:57:192:57:23

Tee is planning to go

back to college.

2:57:232:57:26

She's got a weekend job in a cafe.

2:57:262:57:27

With the right help,

she wants to start her life again.

2:57:272:57:29

Graham Satchell, BBC News.

2:57:292:57:37

Very good luck to Tee.

2:57:432:57:45

Joining us now is Dr

Pete McAllister, who is

2:57:452:57:47

a consultant Psychiatrist

at St Andrew's Healthcare

2:57:472:57:49

where Tee was treated.

2:57:492:57:50

You saw him in that report. Thank

you. Lovely to see her... She has

2:57:502:57:55

been very honest with us about the

experiences she's been through and

2:57:552:57:59

how is she doing?

I was in touch

with Tee yesterday and she has

2:57:592:58:03

shared with me and with you that she

has settled in really well in her

2:58:032:58:08

new place and she is loving life

outside hospital, really positive.

2:58:082:58:10

Great news. Looking at the whole

picture, we have talked about it

2:58:102:58:17

yesterday as well, how many young

women and young men as well needing

2:58:172:58:21

this kind of treatment. What do you

make of the reasons why?

2:58:212:58:25

Often, young people are traumatised

and have difficult times in their

2:58:262:58:30

lives and develop coping mechanisms

that are dangerous and unhelpful.

2:58:302:58:34

But they serve a purpose and we

teach people new skills through CBT,

2:58:342:58:38

to cope with that level of distress,

to improve their relationships and

2:58:382:58:42

most importantly to keep themselves

safe. So they can move out of

2:58:422:58:45

hospital and into the community

safely.

When you are discharging,

2:58:452:58:49

that is a big decision to come to,

what kind of factors are you

2:58:492:58:53

considering coming towards a

decision?

Every patient is

2:58:532:58:58

different. We are thinking about

their safety, how well they have

2:58:582:59:00

done in terms of treatment. Under

section, you had periods of section

2:59:002:59:04

17 leave, we test that more and more

in the community gradually say we

2:59:042:59:08

can safely manage yourself outside

of hospital.

DBT?

Dialectical

2:59:082:59:14

behaviour therapy. A special

treatment for men and women with

2:59:142:59:18

emotionally stable personality

disorder comment you have

2:59:182:59:21

difficulties with distress

tolerance, interpersonal

2:59:212:59:24

relationships and dealing with

emotions. It teaches you new skills

2:59:242:59:27

as opposed to hurting yourself or

harming yourself.

2:59:272:59:33

With regard to testing people before

you discharge them, what do you

2:59:332:59:37

think about the idea of a checkup

want to have been discharged for 48

2:59:372:59:42

hours? Are you already doing that as

part of the process? Or got most of

2:59:422:59:46

our teams keep close ties with the

patients. It is a

National Centre,

2:59:462:59:53

patients can come from all over the

country. There is a transition

2:59:532:59:57

towards the end, we see them a

little bit less and the home team

2:59:573:00:01

see them all so that we can manage

the transition safely.

Some people

3:00:013:00:06

have criticised people being in too

long, what do you say to that?

Every

3:00:063:00:11

patient is different. The length of

time of patients in hospital is to

3:00:113:00:17

do with their recovery, how well

they respond to treatment and a

3:00:173:00:21

whole host of factors deciding when

a patient is ready to go. It could

3:00:213:00:25

be the consultant in charge finding

there is no longer time for them to

3:00:253:00:28

be in hospital, but it could equally

be at a mental health managers'

3:00:283:00:34

hearing or tribunal, where we think

there is no longer the need for

3:00:343:00:38

detention.

Do you often see the same

faces coming back? Is it largely a

3:00:383:00:45

success? Once people have been

discharge?

In the service that I

3:00:453:00:48

work in, the women who come to us

have often been to of hospitals

3:00:483:00:52

before, it is often the last

hospital they are in in terms of

3:00:523:00:55

treatment and stability for moving

on.

What I have taken away from the

3:00:553:01:00

reports, particularly with Tee,

there is hope, that seems to be the

3:01:003:01:04

clear message from her story at

least.

This is a treatable disorder.

3:01:043:01:09

If the right people get the right

treatment at the right time, there

3:01:093:01:13

are great outcomes.

What should you do

3:01:133:01:19

What should you do if you have

concerns about a family member?

3:01:203:01:22

Talking to your GP in the first

instance. There are lots of mental

3:01:223:01:25

health helplines, if you have

concerns they are easy to address.

3:01:253:01:27

Dr Pete McAllister, thank you for

talking to us this morning.

3:01:273:01:30

I think we will look at some of the

front pages to remind you of the

3:01:303:01:34

main stories. We are talking about

what is happening in Russia. Theresa

3:01:343:01:39

May making the statement in

Parliament yesterday, the front page

3:01:393:01:43

of The Times, May gives Putin...

Apart from speaking to Dominic Raab

3:01:433:01:51

about what sanctions might be

imposed, we were speaking to a

3:01:513:01:56

former Kremlin aide, and you really

got a sense of how Russians are

3:01:563:01:59

viewing what has happened here in

the UK?

Yes, he was a former Russian

3:01:593:02:05

MP working under Vladimir Putin who

used to work in the Kremlin as well.

3:02:053:02:10

He came out and I suppose he gave

the traditional Russian line at the

3:02:103:02:14

moment, and our Moscow correspondent

Sarah Rainsford said that is very

3:02:143:02:16

much what the political classes in

Russia had said. It is almost

3:02:163:02:21

dismissing what Theresa May said in

Parliament as what he called blah

3:02:213:02:24

blah blah and saying they need hard

evidence, documentation from the

3:02:243:02:28

British to say what they discovered

in Salisbury, where it came, then

3:02:283:02:34

they will respond. Vladimir Putin

was still stabbed by a BBC

3:02:343:02:37

journalist who asked what he thinks

about what is

3:02:373:02:45

about what is happening in the UK,

he said I am here to talk about

3:02:453:02:47

agriculture. Once you have decided

what the situation in the UK is, we

3:02:473:02:50

will respond.

That is the front page of the Daily

3:02:503:02:52

Mail.

How can we go to Putin's World

Cup now? You put that to Dominic

3:02:523:02:58

Raab from the Conservative Party,

some people suggest it could be a

3:02:583:03:02

sanction open to Theresa May with

regard to the World Cup. Another

3:03:023:03:06

guest said that had actually heard

the Russians, two hits them in the

3:03:063:03:11

World Cup.

So many questions with

regard to that story, we will cover

3:03:113:03:15

it through the days and weeks ahead.

3:03:153:03:17

Let's get a last brief

look at the news travel

3:03:173:03:19

and weather where you are.

3:03:193:04:57

Hope you can join me then. I am just

laughing at something I will explain

3:04:573:05:09

later!

3:05:093:05:10

The British music hall tradition

stretches all the way back

3:05:103:05:13

to the 19th century,

and has produced legends

3:05:133:05:14

like Max Miller and George Formby.

3:05:143:05:16

They're names that are

still recognised today,

3:05:163:05:18

but following the death of comedian

Ken Dodd, who was described

3:05:183:05:20

as the last of the music hall

maestros, is it an art form that's

3:05:203:05:24

been permanently

consigned to history?

3:05:243:05:27

FANFARE.

3:05:273:05:30

Well, here we are with an absolutely

smashing radio music hall bill.

3:05:303:05:37

# Now imagine me

in the Maginot Line.

3:06:073:06:09

# Sitting on a mine

in the Maginot Line.

3:06:093:06:13

# And we sing a song

as we march along.

3:06:133:06:17

# And we sing a song

as we march along.

3:06:173:06:24

Oh, I love that!

3:06:283:06:31

Music hall performer Vincent Hayes,

who set up the Brick Lane Music Hall

3:06:313:06:34

in London, and Rachel Lythe,

who is from the Leeds City Varieties

3:06:343:06:38

Music Hall, join us now.

3:06:383:06:38

Vincent told that joke I was

laughing at. I have never been there

3:06:383:06:42

in Leeds, I will have to get that.

Thank you both for coming. Vincent,

3:06:423:06:47

what is it about music hall, the

venue and performers, that makes it

3:06:473:06:51

so special?

I think it is the

audience. I think audience

3:06:513:06:54

participation makes theatre. Music

hall is all about people knowing the

3:06:543:07:00

melodies of the songs, joining in

and being allowed to let off steam

3:07:003:07:03

so that they are part of the show.

If you do not have that, you do not

3:07:033:07:08

have the original elements of music

hall.

It has a fantastic history,

3:07:083:07:14

did you have Houdini in yours?

3:07:143:07:21

did you have Houdini in yours?

Yes,

he came to light. Handcuff King was

3:07:213:07:26

his act, the manager thought he was

extra special and he was paid £130.

3:07:263:07:31

In those days that would have been

an extraordinary amount.

A really

3:07:313:07:36

good fee, he was so well-known that

really drew the crowds.

Vincent, you

3:07:363:07:41

have performed with some amazing not

Houdini.

3:07:413:07:45

He might have disappeared before I

got there! Lots of wonderful stars,

3:07:453:07:49

in particular Danny La Rue, and

Barbara Windsor, who is a great

3:07:493:07:56

music hall performer. Many still

carry the art form on, Roy Hudd in

3:07:563:08:01

particular. I never understand how

young people learn all these songs.

3:08:013:08:05

When they come out of the pub they

are doing the hokey-cokey, the guy

3:08:053:08:12

who wrote that, it is his funeral in

New York today and it has been going

3:08:123:08:16

on for three days, getting him in

the cotton. They got his left leg

3:08:163:08:22

in...

Very good! I love how you

laugh at your own joke expiration

I

3:08:223:08:28

had to.

I saw a brilliant poster in

America that said what is the

3:08:283:08:32

hokey-cokey really is what it's all

about? We are all in trouble!

3:08:323:08:38

Rachel, tell us a bit small about

your venue in Leeds and how you keep

3:08:383:08:42

that tradition going?

It is one of

the finest surviving Victorian music

3:08:423:08:50

halls, open continuously since 1865.

What it would have looked like then

3:08:503:08:54

is very different to how would we be

experienced today. It would have

3:08:543:08:58

been really rowdy, noisy, smoky and

smelly. A real place for

3:08:583:09:04

celebration, and enjoyment, fun and

entertainment. People expect a

3:09:043:09:07

slightly different experience today,

they expect another experience, but

3:09:073:09:12

that is what we try to recreate in

terms of welcoming into that

3:09:123:09:15

building. The legacy of variety, as

Vincent said, it is alive today. We

3:09:153:09:22

have survived 150 years plus and we

are still going strong. With

3:09:223:09:28

Britain's Got Talent, Ant and Dec,

Michael McIntyre

3:09:283:09:32

Britain's Got Talent, Ant and Dec,

Michael McIntyre, it is all rooted

3:09:323:09:34

in variety. That is what Ken Dodd

was so famous for.

How would you

3:09:343:09:40

remember Ken Dodd?

A very gentle

man, a very friendly man. He kept

3:09:403:09:45

the music hall tradition alive,

because he changed. He came in as

3:09:453:09:50

Ken Dodd, rushing into the theatre,

then he adopted a character. When he

3:09:503:09:54

went in on stage she was a different

character, he used the Victorian

3:09:543:09:58

garb, the top hat you would never

see, he transformed himself. Once he

3:09:583:10:04

had got the audience rocking, which

would take time and hard work, he

3:10:043:10:07

didn't want to let them go.

He did

five other sets! A girl he knew once

3:10:073:10:14

he stopped he would have to do it

again, once you

have the tiger by

3:10:143:10:18

the tail, you do not let it go. You

never got over time when you were on

3:10:183:10:24

a Ken Dodd show! About the staff

always knew Tabuk Lakes taxis.

Thank

3:10:243:10:30

you both very much. I wonder if he

would have got extra special in the

3:10:303:10:34

manager's notes? About I imagine he

would have.

3:10:343:10:38

Now as we've been saying

this morning, today

3:10:383:10:40

is the Chancellor's Spring Statement

so where better to send Steph

3:10:403:10:42

than a flower wholesalers

that's in full bloom.

3:10:423:10:44

Morning, Steph.

3:10:443:10:46

Good morning. These guys have been

incensed since 2am this morning

3:10:463:10:51

getting the flowers sorted for the

customers who have been passing

3:10:513:10:55

through over the last few hours. We

are here to talk about the economy,

3:10:553:11:00

a bit later we will find out from

the Chancellor how the economy has

3:11:003:11:03

been doing. We have gathered some

guests to chat about this. Charles,

3:11:033:11:08

you are in the carpet business, how

does I feel for you?

Very busy

3:11:083:11:13

making carpets in Kidderminster,

more than anything else we want

3:11:133:11:17

stability in the marketplace to keep

investing in new products and

3:11:173:11:20

technology.

You feel quite

optimistic?

I would say so.

Tony is

3:11:203:11:27

a manufacturer and exporter. I was

at your plant a few weeks ago. You

3:11:273:11:31

are seeing growth in exports? About

very much so. Confidence is coming

3:11:313:11:37

back in the whole market, we think.

The National -- this week as

3:11:373:11:42

National Home Improvement We Can, we

hope everybody will buy Charles'

3:11:423:11:47

carpets and some of my buckets.

Sally, I have spoken a lot about

3:11:473:11:55

retail, some of the big names have

had tough times. As an independent

3:11:553:11:59

you are feeling quite happy?

We are

based on the centre of Nottingham, a

3:11:593:12:05

ladies' clothing boutique. With less

money in people's pockets we need to

3:12:053:12:10

cater for more of a considered

purchasing create consumer

3:12:103:12:14

experience.

You have done well, the

fact we are not just going to the

3:12:143:12:19

cheap, disposable clothes, spending

a bit more time and Milivojevic.

The

3:12:193:12:24

spends per customer has been up over

the last two or three months, great

3:12:243:12:28

news for us.

On the services side,

you are from Sage, lots of customers

3:12:283:12:37

in the services sector, how are they

feeling?

We serve 3 million

3:12:373:12:43

customers and they have been

optimistic about the opportunity,

3:12:433:12:46

but with the Digital agenda coming

in, things like making tax digital,

3:12:463:12:51

where is the productivity, where are

the skills? How to be get on board?

3:12:513:12:56

Where is the digital infrastructure

so every business can take part?

And

3:12:563:13:00

digital plays into that. Vicky

Pryce, economist, give us an overall

3:13:003:13:05

flavour. We have done a quick world

tour, what are your thoughts?

The

3:13:053:13:11

economy has been doing slightly

better, the forecaster 2018 would be

3:13:113:13:13

slightly better than when we heard

them last November when the Budget

3:13:133:13:20

took place. Finances are slightly

better, lots of corporate and

3:13:203:13:25

personal tax. Everybody will be

looking to see if there is room for

3:13:253:13:30

manoeuvre and the austerity will be

over. With uncertainty with Brexit

3:13:303:13:34

and the debt being so high, 84%,

85%, he is unlikely to indicate he

3:13:343:13:45

will allow that.

I wish the viewers

could smell it here, it smells

3:13:453:13:50

gorgeous in this wholesale flower

market.

3:13:503:13:52

It looks lovely, thank you, Stav

McGovern.

3:13:523:13:56

Thank you for watching, we will be

back from 6am tomorrow. Have a

3:13:563:13:59

lovely day. Goodbye.

3:13:593:14:01