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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

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Stranded - heavy snowfall traps

drivers for hours overnight.

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More than 70 are sleeping

in an emergency shelter.

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The A30 is still closed.

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Yellow ice warnings are in place

across much of the country.

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Sarah Keith-Lucas will have

the latest forecast.

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It is cold and icy to start this

morning, but we are expecting a dry

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day, with some sunshine. Things

eventually turning a bit milder

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through this week but certainly are

lots of live snow still today. I

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will bring you all the details in

about 15 minutes.

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Good morning, it is Monday 19 March.

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Also this morning: International

weapons inspectors are due in the UK

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to examine the nerve agent used

to poison Russian ex-spy Sergei

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Skripal.

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TV presenter Ant McPartlin

is arrested on suspicion

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of drink-driving after a collision

involving three cars in south-west

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London.

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A significant breakthrough

in the treatment of multiple

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sclerosis, as an international trial

shows that stem cell transplants can

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stop the disease.

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The decline of local newspapers

could be fuelling the rise

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of fake news.

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That is according to the Government.

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I will be looking at why.

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In sport, Rory is back.

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McIlroy wins the Arnold

Palmer Invitational,

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seeing off the challenge

of Justin Rose and Tiger Woods,

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with the Masters just

a couple of weeks away.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story: More than 70

drivers have been stranded

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overnight in Devon.

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The A30 was hit by heavy snow,

and police say conditions

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are changing rapidly

from passable to impossible.

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Our reporter Sarah Ransome

is in Devon for us this morning.

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An initial yellow warning for part

of the country in South Wales was

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issued this morning and a further

area of snow moving west overnight

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has produced fresh snow. We will get

all the details in the next few

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hours on Breakfast. Roads and

railways are likely to be affected,

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longer journey times as a result,

and Sarah will have the actual

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forecast later. It sounds like there

are serious issues.

A few hours ago

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they were saying it was still

snowing, an emergency rest centre in

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Oakhampton, with 80 people and two

dogs, and they are continuing to

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help people out who are stranded on

the A30.

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International chemical weapons

experts are due to arrive in the UK

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later today to test the nerve agent

used to poison former Russian spy

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Sergei Skripal and his

daughter Yulia.

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President Putin says

claims his country was behind

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the attack are nonsense,

but Boris Johnson claims Russia has

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been stockpiling Novichok for years.

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Tom Burridge reports.

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The MoD's top-secret scientific

research centre at Porton Down.

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Today, a group of international

chemical weapons experts will travel

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there to work out how samples

of the nerve agent used

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in the attack in Salisbury could be

transported abroad to be tested

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in an independent lab.

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The Government says the only

credible theory is that the nerve

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agent used to attack former Russian

military intelligence officer

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Sergei Skripal and his daughter came

from Russia, something

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Moscow denies.

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But, as the police in Salisbury

continued their work over

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the weekend, the Foreign Secretary

said the Government has evidence

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that Russia has, within the past

decade, been stockpiling the type

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of nerve

agent used in the attack.

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Russia has not only been

investigating the delivery of nerve

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agents for the purpose of

assassination, but has also been

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creating and stockpiling Novichok.

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We still don't know where

the Skripals came in contact

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with the nerve agent.

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But his car, which was taken away

by the military late on Friday,

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is of particular

interest to the police.

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They want to hear from anyone

who saw it in the hours before

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the couple fell violently ill.

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Vladimir Putin has told a victory

rally that Russia must maintain

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unity, following his landslide win

in the Presidential election.

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He received more than 76%

of the votes, but CCTV footage

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from a number of polling stations

appears to show election officials

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stuffing boxes with ballot papers.

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Some cameras were obscured by things

like balloons as well.

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The television presenter

Ant McPartlin has been arrested

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on suspicion of drink-driving.

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The police say they were called

to reports of a collision involving

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three cars in South-West London

yesterday afternoon.

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Our correspondent Andy Moore

is in our London newsroom

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for us this morning.

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What sort of detail do we have on

this at the moment? Is on the front

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page of a number of the papers

today.

That's right, photographs of

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what happened after the papers, and

you can see that Ant McPartlin's

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black Mini came to rest

bumper-to-bumper against another

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car. Scotland Yard say a 42-year-old

man was arrested on suspicion of

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drink driving after failing a

roadside test. That man was taken to

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a South London police station for

questioning. The Fire Brigade and

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the ambulance service attended. Some

people were treated for minor

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injuries. A child was taken to

hospital for a checkup as a

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precaution. Now, Ant McPartlin's

personal problems have been well

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documented. Last year he checked

into a rehab clinic, he said he was

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suffering from an addiction to

prescription drugs and alcohol, and

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this year he announced he was

separating from his wife, Lisa

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Armstrong.

Thank you very much for

that. We will have more detail on

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that story for you throughout the

morning.

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A British woman has been killed

in northern Syria while fighting

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alongside Kurdish forces.

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It is understood that Anna Campbell,

who was 26 and from Lewes

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in East Sussex, died

in the town of Afrin,

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which has been the target

of a Turkish offensive.

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She travelled to Syria last May.

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Her father has told the BBC

she was idealistic, and knew

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she was putting her life at risk.

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Our correspondent

Emma Vardy reports.

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Anna Campbell was a passionate human

rights activist, who travelled to

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Syria last May to join the Kurdish

women's armed group, the YPG. She

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even dyed her hair so as not to

stand out among the other fighters.

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Her father, Dirk Campbell 's, said

he could not prevent his daughter

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from travelling to the war zone.

She

was quite adamant about it. I said,

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you know, you could be killed. And

she said, I know, dad. There is

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nothing I can do to reassure you

about that. But I have got to do

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this, because it is the most

important thing for me.

At first,

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Anna Campbell had been involved in

fighting with the Kurds against

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so-called Islamic

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so-called Islamic State in Deir

Ez-Zor, but in January turkey began

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attacking the Kurds along the border

around the town of Afrin. It is here

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that Kurdish commanders say Anna

Campbell was killed. In a statement,

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the YPJ said they tried to keep her

away from the front line, but she

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had insisted on being part of the

operation to defend Afrin. Since

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2015, seven British men have lost

their lives. Friends of Anna

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Campbell in Syria told the BBC she

was killed by Turkish air strikes,

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the first British woman fighting

with the Kurds to have died.

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Scientists researching the treatment

of multiple sclerosis say they have

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made a significant breakthrough.

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Results from a decade-long

international trial have shown

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a stem cell transplant can halt

the disease and improve symptoms.

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Doctors in Sheffield

who were part of the study say

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it is a game-changer

for many patients.

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Our medical correspondent

Fergus Walsh reports.

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This was Louise Willetts in 2015,

undergoing her stem cell transplant

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in Sheffield. The treatment involves

chemotherapy to knock out her faulty

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immune system, and then a transplant

of these healthy stem cells, taken

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from her bone marrow, which rebuilds

her immune system. It has

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transformed her health, from being

in a wheelchair during her worst

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relapse, she is now symptom-free.

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It does feel like a miracle.

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Almost have to I pinch myself

and think, is this real,

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is it really gone, is it

ever going to come back?

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I don't live in fear anymore,

so I actually live every day the way

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that I want to live it,

rather than around my MS.

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Around 100,000 people in the UK have

MS, which attacks the brain and

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spinal cord. In an international

trial of around 100 patients, those

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who had a transplant not only

experienced a reduction in their

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disability, they were ten times less

likely to see their treatment fail

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after three years compared to those

who received drugs. The stem cell

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transplant involves a 1-off cost of

£30,000, no more expensive than the

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yearly cost of some drugs. It is a

gruelling treatment, and not

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suitable for all MS patients, but

Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire

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Hospital, part of the international

trial, said it was a game changer,

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and it hoped many more MS patients

would receive a transplant.

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The gambling commission is to

recommend the government reduced the

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maximum stake on fixed odds betting

terminals to £30 or less. Bookmakers

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claimed that if the gambling

watchdog has stuck to its original

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limit of just £2 it could have

caused hundreds of betting shops to

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close and thousands of jobs to be

lost.

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Thousands of tiny paws pattered

their way through Greenwich Park

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in London over the weekend,

as hundreds of dachshunds

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and their owners braved freezing

temperatures for the third ever

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Sausage Walk.

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The owners were there as well,

taking to the great outdoors despite

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the freezing temperatures to take

part in the third ever sausage fest,

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created to celebrate the breed.

Lovely dogs.

Another dog update for

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you. We know that about 80 people

had spent the night in shelters,

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after snow shut stretches of roads

along the A30. We will have updates

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on Breakfast this morning. Quite a

few schools closed today as well so

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if you are in that part of the

country we will keep you up-to-date

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on that. Our correspondent can bring

us the very latest details, but they

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may well have a television in that

rescue centre, and if you are

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watching, good morning. If you are a

golf fan, the sport is in quite

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healthy shape.

The leaderboard of

the Arnold Palmer Invitational looks

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to be tasty, Tiger Woods back in

contention, for his last two

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tournaments he has been in the mix

and you wouldn't rule him out at

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Augusta, and Rory McIlroy has never

won the Masters. It is that one

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major which he has really wanted to

complete his career Grand Slam, and

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what he really wants. The pressure

he has been under, every time he

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goes to Augusta, is whether he is

going to do it this year. He seems

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in much better shape than he was

last year. That final putt which he

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sang to win the title, and his first

title in 1.5 years -- sank.

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With the Masters just a few weeks

away, Rory McIlroy is back in form.

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He won the Arnold Palmer

Invitational in Florida

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for his first tournament victory

in a year and a half.

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Justin Rose finished third,

while Tiger Woods was in contention

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once again, finishing

tied for fifth.

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The draw for the semi-finals

of the FA Cup has been made,

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with Chelsea taking on Southampton

and Manchester United meeting

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Tottenham Hotspur.

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Chelsea secured their place

in extra-time, beating

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Leicester 2-1 yesterday.

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Southampton made the semis

after beating League One side

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Wigan 2-0.

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The match was Mark Hughes's first

in charge of Saints,

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who make the last four

despite struggling in

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the Premier League's

relegation zone.

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And Roger Federer's incredible run

at the start of this year has come

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to an end.

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He was beaten in the final of Indian

Wells by Argentina's Juan Martin del

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Potro.

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It is del Potro's second

tournament win in a row.

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And funnily enough, del Potro had

won 17 as well at the start of this

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season, and a remarkable comeback

for del Potro. He has had multiple

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wrist surgeries, at one point

thinking he would never hit his

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backhand again, so to see him

beating the world number one like

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that, I know everyone was talking

about Federer, but del Potro's story

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is just as good. It was a really,

really good final as well. Back to

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our main story, that heavy snowfall

which has caused disruption in parts

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particularly of south-west England,

our reporter is in Devon, and the

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loan is a little bit affected by

snow, possibly. What can you tell us

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-- the line.

Good morning, that

amber warning we had all day

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yesterday, it was downgraded

overnight and we now have a yellow

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warning, possibly more snow but

predominantly ice. As you were

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saying in the introduction, we have

around 70 and possibly 80 people in

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a local school, Okehampton College,

who have spent the night because

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they were stranded in their cars.

The very high point of the more is

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the A30, and people who travelled to

Cornwall on holiday will probably

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know you go up over the hill and

then you drop down and very quickly

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you end in Cornwall. It is at that

point that the heavy snow, along

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with other parts of Devon, there was

a lot of snow yesterday, and late

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yesterday evening a number of them

were stuck and were stranded in

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their cars, and had to be moved to

this college. Some of them had to

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walk, some of them were given a lift

by local rescue groups, Dartmoor

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rescue group were out in force last

night, along with other emergency

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services. And they were a number of

children there as well. So this

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morning we understand that the road

is still closed. A large stretch of

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it is still closed. They are working

hard to try and clear it but at the

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moment a number of these people are

still in the rest centre, hopefully

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having had a bit of a sleep and

maybe a nice cup of tea to wake them

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up this morning.

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Here's Sarah with a look

at this morning's weather.

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That doesn't seem to be much snow in

London but causing problems in some

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parts of the country?

I'm on the in

central London, we have a few white

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rooftops around London but up and

down the country really it is a

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similar pick, a lot of snow and ice

around. Today I think we will see an

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improvement in the weather so it

will be a most Lieb dry day. A

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return to some sunshine. Ice will be

a problem because what we will see

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it is some of the snowfall will ring

out during the day and then re-

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freezing once the sun goes down.

Some pretty tricky conditions over

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the next few days, disruption also

likely. Through the course of this

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week, things will start to change

and feel a little more springlike.

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After the cold and the dry start,

temperatures Bradley on the rise.

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But reform gradually. -- gradually.

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temperatures Bradley on the rise.

But reform gradually. -- gradually.

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But across the country, we have got

a largely dry day. A little more

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cloud in the far south in one or two

flurries of snow hanging on down

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towards the Channel Isles. The cloud

Wolf Dean and break up. Much of the

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country a dry day and return to some

fairly feeling sunshine. This

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afternoon across southern England

and Wales, still a cold north-east

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of the wind so although there will

be some sunshine it will feel cold.

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Watch a fall of the lying snow and

icy conditions. In Scotland and

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northern Ireland, dry and sunny. For

more cloud the eastern Scotland and

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for this England but towards the

west of Scotland and northern

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Ireland it will feel quite pleasant

with a light wind and sunshine.

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Temperatures still not great,

between 3-7 out there today. Chile,

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particularly with the wind chill

across England and Wales. Overnight,

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largely dry conditions, more cloud

filtering in from the east across

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England and Wales. Scotland and

northern Ireland see the coldest

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temperatures so we could well have

-5 or through the central Scotland

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tomorrow morning. Through the day

tomorrow, not a bad day. Cloudy in

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the east, perhaps one or two rain

showers for Lincolnshire down

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towards Sussex. Most other parts of

dry and sunny. Still chile for the

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time of year. Through into the

middle of the week, a front moves

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into the north-west which brings

more cloud of Scotland and Northern

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Ireland and into Wednesday. Patchy

rain also the Scotland and northern

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Ireland. England and Wales should

stay dry, again, a lot of fun trying

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but you'll chile. Eight or nine

degrees for most of us by Wednesday

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but we could just about see the

temperatures creeping into double

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figures in one or two spots. A

milder theme as we look to what the

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middle and the end of the week but

we're not out of the woods yet, it

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is still cold and we have a lot of

ice over the few days.

Thank you

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very much, see

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ice over the few days.

Thank you

very much, see you later on. When I

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heard you were outside I feared the

worst but you don't look too bad.

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She has your favourite thing, a big

coat. You know what, sometimes a big

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coat is all you need in life! That

is a terrible visions of this time

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of mourning.

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Let's have a look at today's papers.

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The front page of the Telegraph,

they are talking about it, and I

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think Steph will talk about this as

well, Facebook, the wild west,

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technology firms would Facebook and

Google is over, according to the

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cabinet minister responsible for

overseeing them, declaring that

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today, saying the silicon giants are

facing greater regulation to control

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people's data and ensure they cannot

avoid being proper tax. I think you

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were talking about that Stephanie

Brunner to the financial Times has a

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big story across both sides of the

Atlantic this morning because here,

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Facebook is under increasing

pressure to explain how the data

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collect did on 50 million users was

exploited for political gain, and

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this is the story that claims the

data firm can reach analytic at

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which used leaked information to

help Donald Trump win the US

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election. It is a complicated story

but the basic premise of it is there

0:19:460:19:50

was lots of data, data is powerful,

isn't it, information about

0:19:500:19:53

everyone, and faced or is involved

in somehow these claims, that they

0:19:530:19:58

gave the information to Cambridge at

analytic. -- Cambridge analytic.

0:19:580:20:05

Vladimir Putin, his landslide

victory. It was confirmed about 9pm

0:20:050:20:13

I think the final vote numbers came

through but 75% of the vote for him,

0:20:130:20:17

quite a bit turnout, two thirds of

the Russians turned out. And the

0:20:170:20:22

watchdog turned away from tough

vetting curbs. And Ant McPartlin is

0:20:220:20:30

on the front pages of a few as well.

He makes the front page of the sun,

0:20:300:20:35

some of the other tabloids as well.

The mirror, held by police after

0:20:350:20:41

drink drive crash, it took place in

Richmond in London and that is the

0:20:410:20:46

front page of the daily express.

That is the Guardian, a bit of a

0:20:460:20:50

meat batch today. Talking about

Facebook also an Vladimir Putin and

0:20:500:20:55

the Daily Mail have a campaign about

plastics and they are talking about

0:20:550:20:59

that today. It is also the end of

the Six Nations this week? A lovely

0:20:590:21:05

celebration and some photos in the

paper, this is in the Times.

0:21:050:21:09

Grinning bare as he shows off the

trophy. -- there. You cannot imagine

0:21:090:21:17

the football is flying back after

winning the Champions League on a

0:21:170:21:21

private jet. He looks like he is on

some kind of Ryanair flight back to

0:21:210:21:25

Dublin. Nothing wrong with that!

Anna Fitzpatrick there as well

0:21:250:21:30

winning the gold. I love that photo

of them jumping. And Millie Knight

0:21:300:21:35

and Brett Wild won the bronze the

way to finish the Winter

0:21:350:21:38

Paralympics. A really interesting

piece in the mirror before Rory went

0:21:380:21:42

on to win the other factor for

Arnold Palmer Invitational but he

0:21:420:21:48

complains he keeps getting abuse

from people in the crowd and he said

0:21:480:21:51

more and more at golf tournament

these days people used to wander

0:21:510:21:54

around with a couple of beers but

now people are wandering around with

0:21:540:21:58

tales! It has become less big

boozefest and they should think

0:21:580:22:04

about banning alcohol because people

were shouting and putting them off

0:22:040:22:06

because golf is a game built on

etiquette and respect and silence

0:22:060:22:10

and concentration. Justin Thomas had

someone removed, didn't he?

0:22:100:22:15

Stefanie? A nice story about a

village in Somerset because their

0:22:150:22:19

local villagers have saved the local

pub. The race more than £1 million

0:22:190:22:24

to buy it developers. It closed six

years ago, developers were going to

0:22:240:22:29

turn it into flats, villagers

rallied around and made £1 million

0:22:290:22:32

and bought it back. That is a lovely

story. They did a similar thing in

0:22:320:22:40

my parents's village but we still

have to go to the pub than now. You

0:22:400:22:44

have sorted it and bought it a knack

you have to go. Would you like to

0:22:440:22:48

see a Siberian tiger almost

catching... No. This is, look at

0:22:480:22:55

this wonderful picture taken in a

park in China. In Harbin. He doesn't

0:22:550:23:04

quite get it. The guinea fowl and

gnawing a tiger, the Tiger tries to

0:23:040:23:12

grab it but it escapes the drawers.

Where did the guinea shall come

0:23:120:23:14

from? I don't know. We will look

into that guinea fowl later on! When

0:23:140:23:21

you say a park, dear me a wildlife

park? Just a public park? I have

0:23:210:23:29

another guinea PAL story for you.

But before guinea fowl. Last week we

0:23:290:23:35

went to dinner, didn't we. It was a

lunch. We all turned up late and

0:23:350:23:39

dinner was on the table and we all

thought it was chicken that would

0:23:390:23:44

later found out it was guinea fowl

but we ate it anyway. I did know.

0:23:440:23:48

That is my list of great stories.

Thank you, Dan. 623, you were

0:23:480:23:56

watching Breakfast.

0:23:560:23:58

The use of a breakthrough drug,

which is the first to tackle

0:23:580:24:01

the root cause of cystic fibrosis,

will be debated by MPs later today.

0:24:010:24:05

Orkambi is available in several

countries including Ireland,

0:24:050:24:07

Germany, and the US,

but it's not used on the NHS

0:24:070:24:10

because it costs 100,000 pounds

per patient, per year.

0:24:100:24:12

Breakfast's Graham

Satchell has more.

0:24:120:24:20

Lucy is doing a special workout to

help her condition. She has cystic

0:24:240:24:29

fibrosis, and inherited illness that

affects lung and digestive system.

I

0:24:290:24:32

do all I can at the moment to try

and sort of keep alive longer. It is

0:24:320:24:39

a bit sad in a way that like all of

my friends don't have to worry about

0:24:390:24:43

this it would that I am doing it to

stay alive.

Yeah?

Yeah?

Yeah. She is

0:24:430:24:52

attempting a new personal best, to

lift 120% of her body weight. Cystic

0:24:520:24:58

fibrosis is a devastating illness,

half of the people who have it will

0:24:580:25:02

die by the age of 31. Lucy takes a

small mountain of antibiotics to try

0:25:020:25:06

and stop infections. There is a new

drug, called Orkambi, the first

0:25:060:25:10

treatment that tackles the root

cause cystic fibrosis. It cost is

0:25:100:25:16

per year. It is too expensive to the

NHS.

People with it can pick up the

0:25:160:25:25

bacteria and can be really poorly so

knowing there is a drugged out there

0:25:250:25:31

that would help all that, it is more

than frustrating, it is

0:25:310:25:36

heartbreaking.

Dublin in Ireland, 14

you rob Bennett altered a lot of

0:25:360:25:41

antibiotics. The Irish government

approved the use of Orkambi last

0:25:410:25:45

year, it is make a huge difference

to Bennett's condition.

It has

0:25:450:25:50

improved my weight, my height, my

liver function, the overall health,

0:25:500:25:55

energy. It is really impacted in a

good way.

Do you feel better?

Better

0:25:550:26:02

and more energetic than before I

started taking Orkambi.

Campaigners

0:26:020:26:06

say Orkambi will save money in the

long run by reducing expensive

0:26:060:26:10

hospital additions but the deal done

in Ireland with the companies that

0:26:100:26:15

make Orkambi was controversial,

costing the Irish health service and

0:26:150:26:19

more than 100 million Europe.

It is

a lot of money but can you put a

0:26:190:26:24

price in anyone's life, especially

your child? And also for the quality

0:26:240:26:28

of life, you know, you cannot put a

price on that.

This amount of money

0:26:280:26:34

could be spent elsewhere for other

products and services. If you

0:26:340:26:39

consider the population that would

be using this kind of treatment

0:26:390:26:44

which is around 3000 patients, if

you multiply 3000 patients by

0:26:440:26:49

£100,000 per year, this is around

£300 million per year for the NHS.

0:26:490:26:56

Back in Preston, Lucy and her mum

about to do physio. It takes one

0:26:560:27:01

hour twice a day to clear lungs.

Invictus England say unless the drug

0:27:010:27:08

company refuse its price, a deal is

unlikely. We are told they are

0:27:080:27:16

dismayed by NHS England's approach

but want further dialogue. What

0:27:160:27:20

about the patients like Lucy?

It

shouldn't be about to live, it

0:27:200:27:24

should be about what you have.

People may die because it may be

0:27:240:27:28

because of a funding issue, it is

unfair.

This will discuss access to

0:27:280:27:33

Orkambi in Westminster today but

while the arguments go on, Lucy's

0:27:330:27:37

conditions continues to get worse.

You get a sense of how difficult

0:27:370:27:46

that is. It is Monday morning, good

morning. We will get some news and

0:27:460:27:52

travel wherever you are watching.

Difficult in the south-west of

0:27:520:27:56

England with people stuck on the a

30 overnight. The National headlines

0:27:560:27:59

in a few

0:27:590:31:17

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

0:31:170:31:19

Now, though, it's back

to Dan and Louise.

0:31:190:31:21

Bye for now.

0:31:210:31:24

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

0:31:250:31:28

It is 6:30am on Monday 19 March.

0:31:280:31:35

Coming up on Breakfast today:

As a global team of chemical weapons

0:31:350:31:39

experts descend on Salisbury

to verify the nerve agent used

0:31:390:31:41

to poison a former Russian

spy and his daughter,

0:31:410:31:44

we will find out what the results

could mean for international

0:31:440:31:47

relations with Russia.

0:31:470:31:50

Also this morning: Steph will be

taking a look at whether the decline

0:31:500:31:54

in local newspapers is fuelling

the rise in fake news.

0:31:540:32:02

Strictly's Kevin and Karen Clifton

will be here to tell us how

0:32:040:32:07

they are stronger than

ever professionally,

0:32:070:32:08

despite their recent split.

0:32:080:32:12

Good morning, here is a summary

of today's main stories from BBC

0:32:120:32:16

News:

0:32:160:32:17

More than 80 drivers have been

stranded overnight in Devon.

0:32:170:32:20

The A30 was hit by heavy snow,

and police say conditions

0:32:200:32:23

are changing rapidly

from passable to impossible.

0:32:230:32:27

Many spent the night at a local

school after a 64-mile stretch

0:32:270:32:30

of the road was shut while police

officers and Highways England

0:32:300:32:33

cleared the route.

0:32:330:32:41

Police say accidents have started to

be reported to them this morning.

0:32:420:32:46

They are advising motorists to delay

their journeys in the south-west of

0:32:460:32:49

England, and to slow down. It comes

as a new weather alert is in place

0:32:490:32:56

in parts of south-west England and

south Wales, where more snow is

0:32:560:33:00

expected. We will have a full

weather report in ten minutes' time.

0:33:000:33:05

And our correspondent is at the

scene of some of the worst of those

0:33:050:33:10

conditions, but we are struggling

technologically to get hold of her.

0:33:100:33:13

Yes, because of Guess what... Snow!

0:33:130:33:20

International chemical weapons

experts are due to arrive in the UK

0:33:200:33:23

later today to test the nerve agent

used to poison former Russian spy

0:33:230:33:27

Sergei Skripal and his

daughter Yulia.

0:33:270:33:28

President Putin says

claims his country was behind

0:33:280:33:31

the attack are nonsense,

but Boris Johnson claims Russia has

0:33:310:33:33

been stockpiling Novichok for years.

0:33:330:33:35

Official results from Russia show

President Putin has been re-elected

0:33:350:33:38

with more than 76% of the vote.

0:33:380:33:41

He told a victory rally that

Russia must maintain unity

0:33:410:33:44

following his landslide win,

but CCTV footage from a number

0:33:440:33:46

of polling stations appears to show

election officials stuffing boxes

0:33:460:33:49

with ballot papers.

0:33:490:33:57

The television presenter

Ant McPartlin has been arrested

0:33:580:34:01

on suspicion of drink-driving.

0:34:010:34:02

Police say they were called

to reports of a collision involving

0:34:020:34:05

three cars in South-West London

yesterday afternoon.

0:34:050:34:07

A child passenger in one of them

was taken to hospital

0:34:070:34:10

as a precaution.

0:34:100:34:11

In a statement, Scotland Yard said

a 42-year-old man was arrested

0:34:110:34:14

at the scene after failing

a breathalyser test.

0:34:140:34:20

A British woman has been killed

in northern Syria while fighting

0:34:200:34:22

alongside Kurdish forces.

0:34:220:34:24

It is understood that Anna Campbell,

who was 26 and from Lewes

0:34:240:34:27

in East Sussex, died

in the town of Afrin,

0:34:270:34:31

which has been the target

of a Turkish offensive.

0:34:310:34:35

Her father has told the BBC

she was idealistic, and knew

0:34:350:34:38

she was putting her life at risk.

0:34:380:34:41

Scientists have announced

a significant breakthrough

0:34:410:34:43

in the treatment of

multiple sclerosis.

0:34:430:34:44

Results from a decade-long

international trial have shown

0:34:440:34:47

a stem cell transplant can halt

the disease and improve symptoms.

0:34:470:34:50

The disabling condition affects

about 100,000 people in the UK.

0:34:500:34:52

Doctors in Sheffield who were part

of the study say the new treatment

0:34:520:34:56

is a game-changer for many patients.

0:34:560:35:04

We will talk about that in a little

bit more depth a little bit later on

0:35:110:35:15

Breakfast.

0:35:150:35:21

If you are a big golfer, you may be

watching Rory McIlroy producing one

0:35:210:35:24

of those... They say when he putts

as well as he can, he is pretty

0:35:240:35:30

unstoppable.

He said yesterday he

played the perfect round of golf. I

0:35:300:35:34

have no idea what that feels like.

I

am sure very few people do. Can you

0:35:340:35:40

imagine playing the perfect round

golf?

He said on Twitter, 529 days

0:35:400:35:48

but worth the wait.

He has obviously

been counting the days. It was 25

0:35:480:35:53

September 2016 he won his last

tournament, which funnily enough was

0:35:530:35:56

the day at Arnold Palmer died, and

the Arnold Palmer Invitational was

0:35:560:36:00

the tournament he won yesterday. He

is back, with just a couple of weeks

0:36:000:36:05

to go until the Masters.

0:36:050:36:07

The Northern Irishman hit five

birdies in the last six holes

0:36:070:36:10

to finish on 18-under-par,

three shots clear of the rest

0:36:100:36:12

of the field.

0:36:120:36:14

Tiger Woods's

rejuvenation continued.

0:36:140:36:15

The 14-time Major winner was tied

for fifth, eight behind McIlroy.

0:36:150:36:22

All these little barriers that you

have to overcome, whether it be

0:36:230:36:28

physical or mental, it is huge for

my confidence going into the next

0:36:280:36:34

few weeks. And, you know, I kept

saying I didn't need a win going

0:36:340:36:39

into Augusta. I feel like I had a

chance, I just wanted to see signs

0:36:390:36:43

of good golf, and thankfully I have

been able to get both today.

0:36:430:36:47

Another Brit returning

to form was Laura Davies.

0:36:470:36:49

She finished tied for second

at the Founders Cup, in Phoenix.

0:36:490:36:52

It is her best finish

on the LPGA tour since 2007.

0:36:520:36:55

She said maybe now people will stop

asking her when she will retire.

0:36:550:36:58

Chelsea will face Southampton

in the semi-finals of the FA Cup,

0:36:580:37:01

coming through 2-1 against

Leicester after extra-time.

0:37:010:37:03

It was Pedro's goal that sealed

Chelsea's spot in the final four.

0:37:030:37:07

It is their tenth FA Cup

semi-final in 18 years,

0:37:070:37:09

and their only realistic chance

of winning a trophy this season.

0:37:090:37:16

For sure, if you are able to win a

trophy, it is important. It is

0:37:160:37:24

important for the team. At the same

time, the most important thing is

0:37:240:37:30

for us to fight until the end for

every competition.

0:37:300:37:35

Mark Hughes had a good first game

in charge of Southampton,

0:37:350:37:38

as they beat League One side Wigan

2-0 to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

0:37:380:37:42

Defender Cedric Soares scored

their second in stoppage-time.

0:37:420:37:50

People questioned this group,

clearly, before I arrived,

0:37:510:37:54

and maybe questioned my

appointment as well.

0:37:540:37:59

So I think it's only

a start, but it's

0:37:590:38:01

a statement of intent as well.

0:38:010:38:03

We've got a lot of work to do

in the Premier League,

0:38:030:38:06

but we'll enjoy this moment.

0:38:060:38:07

It's a Wembley semifinal.

0:38:070:38:08

Celtic were held to a goalless draw

by ten-man Motherwell,

0:38:080:38:11

but they still extended

their lead at the top

0:38:110:38:14

of the Scottish Premiership

to ten points.

0:38:140:38:15

Motherwell's Cedric Kipre was sent

off for kicking out,

0:38:150:38:18

but this was the closest Celtic

came to taking the lead,

0:38:180:38:21

Patrick Roberts letting fly late on.

0:38:210:38:23

Despite being a man down,

the home side held on for a point.

0:38:230:38:26

Roger Federer's incredible run

at the start of this year has come

0:38:260:38:29

to an end.

0:38:290:38:31

He was beaten in the final

of the Indian Wells Masters

0:38:310:38:34

by Juan Martin del Potro.

0:38:340:38:35

It is the Argentine's second

tournament win in a row,

0:38:350:38:38

after victory earlier

this month in Mexico.

0:38:380:38:40

The former US Open champion had

to save three match points before

0:38:400:38:43

becoming the first person this year

to beat the world number one.

0:38:430:38:46

And the women's final

was won in straight sets

0:38:460:38:49

by Japan's Naomi Osaka, who overcame

Russia's Daria Kasatkina

0:38:490:38:51

in the final.

0:38:510:38:52

It is a first-ever WTA Tour win

for Osaka, who is ranked 44th

0:38:520:38:56

in the world.

0:38:560:38:56

Ireland's Six Nations

grand slam-winning team

0:38:560:38:58

celebrated their success

in Dublin yesterday.

0:38:580:39:00

The following images do

contain flash photography.

0:39:000:39:02

The Irish team were supposed to be

attending a grand slam celebration

0:39:020:39:05

event at the Aviva Stadium,

but it was cancelled due

0:39:050:39:08

to bad weather.

0:39:080:39:10

Instead, fans got to see the players

showing off the trophy outside

0:39:100:39:13

the team's hotel.

0:39:130:39:21

Bearers Rory Best and the trophy

reflecting those camera lights --

0:39:210:39:29

there is Rory Best.

0:39:290:39:34

Scotland finished their Women's Six

Nations campaign in fifth place,

0:39:340:39:37

after being well beaten

by Italy in Padova.

0:39:370:39:39

On a terrible pitch,

Italy won by 26-12,

0:39:390:39:41

with Beatrice Rigoni crossing

to secure their bonus point.

0:39:410:39:44

France clinched their fifth

grand slam with Friday's

0:39:440:39:46

thumping of Wales.

0:39:460:39:47

And this is our favourite story of

the morning so far. Would you be

0:39:470:39:51

brave enough to break into Sir Andy

Murray's hotel, a man who

0:39:510:39:54

famously...

I wouldn't break into

anybody's hotel!

Michael McIntyre,

0:39:540:40:01

the comedian, has done just that.

Take a look at these teachers. He

0:40:010:40:06

sneaks in in the middle of the

night. This is for Sport Relief, and

0:40:060:40:10

Michael McIntyre does this as part

of his Saturday night show. In they

0:40:100:40:14

go, and then all of a sudden...

Andy!

Holy leap Mac.

Welcome to the

0:40:140:40:28

Sport Relief midnight game-show --

holy BLEEP..

And Andy Murray needs a

0:40:280:40:38

bleep when he is on the tennis

court, let alone being awakened by

0:40:380:40:43

one of the world's most famous

comedians. And then Peppa Pig. He is

0:40:430:40:55

a very funny chap, is Andy Murray.

He has gone very quickly from being

0:40:550:40:59

fast asleep to smiling, which is

admirable.

I like the fact the whole

0:40:590:41:03

crew are in tennis gear.

Everyone is

dressed up, they have really gone

0:41:030:41:09

for it, haven't they?

The question

which concerns me, does he sleep in

0:41:090:41:13

the nerd?

I don't know, I haven't

done that much research!

There is

0:41:130:41:19

nothing wrong with that.

But what if

the duvet had slipped, it could have

0:41:190:41:24

been a very different story, you are

right.

0:41:240:41:29

And Sport Relief is on Friday.

0:41:290:41:38

More than 80 drivers have been

stranded overnight in Devon. The A30

0:41:380:41:44

was hit a heavy snow and police say

conditions have changed rapidly from

0:41:440:41:48

possible to impossible. Many people

spent the night in a local school

0:41:480:41:52

after a stretch of the A30 was shut.

Police say accidents are now

0:41:520:41:58

starting to be reported this morning

and they are advising motorists to

0:41:580:42:02

delay their journeys in the

south-west of England, and perhaps

0:42:020:42:05

most importantly, to slow down.

Joining us is Richard, who has been

0:42:050:42:10

managing this rescue centre where

many of the motorists took refuge.

0:42:100:42:13

We can just about see you, tell us

what has been going on overnight.

0:42:130:42:17

How many people have you had to look

after?

We have 82 people here at the

0:42:170:42:22

moment, some of them are just waking

up to a very, very cold morning. It

0:42:220:42:27

has just stop snowing about 20

minutes ago, but as you can probably

0:42:270:42:31

see behind me, there are quite

significant. Snow here. And it has

0:42:310:42:35

been -3 for most of the night. So

the snow which has started to melt

0:42:350:42:40

has now read Frozen, and it is

absolutely treacherous.

And how was

0:42:400:42:45

the mood overnight

0:42:450:42:51

the mood overnight refrozen.

--

refrozen. We had medical staff to

0:42:510:42:59

make sure that they were OK, and as

soon as they were fine, we equip

0:42:590:43:07

them with duvets, with blankets, and

got them to sleep.

So how long do

0:43:070:43:12

you think they are going to be

there, and what are you going to

0:43:120:43:16

give them for Breakfast?

Well, we

are very lucky. We have a fantastic

0:43:160:43:21

Waitrose in Oakhampton, who take

their social responsibility very

0:43:210:43:23

carefully, and we have some food

from them for Breakfast. So it will

0:43:230:43:27

be Breakfast butties, with lots of

bacon, and cereal for the kid, and a

0:43:270:43:33

really hearty Breakfast. The mood

here is absolutely superb. Obviously

0:43:330:43:36

people don't want to be trapped in

their vehicles, this is not a

0:43:360:43:40

scenario that they envisioned when

they set out, and so it is nice to

0:43:400:43:44

come into a centre where it is warm,

where they are being cared for. We

0:43:440:43:49

will look after them, and eventually

when the conditions are ready, we

0:43:490:43:53

will pop them back in their cars and

get them on their way.

Thank you

0:43:530:43:57

very much for joining us, and best

of luck throughout the morning.

0:43:570:44:01

Thank you.

0:44:010:44:02

Here is Sarah with a look

at this morning's weather.

0:44:020:44:07

Here is Sarah with a look

at this morning's weather.

0:44:070:44:11

There are still, as we are saying,

those weather reports and concerns

0:44:110:44:16

out there.

That's right, good

morning to you both. It is a cold

0:44:160:44:20

start to the day, certainly. A lot

of lying snow around the country, a

0:44:200:44:25

lot of ice around as well. I am on

the roof of new broadcasting house

0:44:250:44:28

in central London, and we have some

lying snow. Not too much of it but

0:44:280:44:32

across other parts of the country

there is up to around 20 centimetres

0:44:320:44:36

of note. And ice is going to be more

of a problem today as well, because

0:44:360:44:40

what we will see some of that snow

starting to thaw out a little bit

0:44:400:44:44

during the day and re- freezing once

the sunsets overnight tonight. I

0:44:440:44:48

think we are not out of the woods

just yet in terms of the disruption

0:44:480:44:52

to the wintry weather, but as we

head through the course of the week

0:44:520:44:56

things will start to change a bit.

After that cold, dry start, it will

0:44:560:44:59

be gradually turning a little bit

milder, and later in the week there

0:44:590:45:03

will be the arrival of some rain as

well. For the here and now this

0:45:030:45:07

morning, most of us are dry. A bit

more cloud across southern England,

0:45:070:45:10

down towards the Channel Isles,

bringing a few flurries of snow

0:45:100:45:13

around here, but most other places

look dry. Plenty of sunshine on

0:45:130:45:20

offer. Still quite breezy across

England and Wales, less windy for

0:45:200:45:23

Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Through the afternoon it is

0:45:230:45:26

certainly looking drive for the

south-west of England, Wales,

0:45:260:45:28

through the Midlands and the

south-east of England as well.

0:45:280:45:31

Heading northwards, plenty of

sunshine breaking through any of

0:45:310:45:33

that cloud across northern England,

Scotland and Northern Ireland. A bit

0:45:330:45:36

more cloud just pushing it around

the east coast of Scotland and

0:45:360:45:40

north-east England. But for western

Scotland and Northern Ireland it

0:45:400:45:42

should feel really quite pleasant

out there today, with the sunshine

0:45:420:45:45

and the light winds around as well.

Temperatures still not doing great

0:45:450:45:50

for the time of year, so only

reaching around about three to seven

0:45:500:45:53

Celsius for most of us out there

this afternoon. Quite a windchill

0:45:530:45:56

still across part of England and

Wales, but it won't be as cold or is

0:45:560:46:00

windy as it was through the weekend,

and most places staying dry. On into

0:46:000:46:04

the evening hours, a bit more cloud

rolls in across parts of England and

0:46:040:46:08

Wales as well, whereas Scotland and

Northern Ireland keep the clear

0:46:080:46:11

skies in the light winds, so it will

be here that the temperatures will

0:46:110:46:15

be lowest overnight. In fact, as low

as about minus five degrees through

0:46:150:46:18

the central belt of Scotland first

thing. Further south, not quite as

0:46:180:46:22

cold but they will still be some icy

stretches around, perhaps one or two

0:46:220:46:26

patches of freezing fog first thing

Tuesday as well. Through the day on

0:46:260:46:29

Tuesday we are expecting a bit more

cloud than perhaps one or two rogue

0:46:290:46:33

showers across parts of eastern

England but elsewhere dry and sunny.

0:46:330:46:36

Less windy during Tuesday and

temperatures starting to nudge up.

0:46:360:46:39

We might see around eight or nine

degrees during the day on Tuesday.

0:46:390:46:43

Tuesday evening, we will start to

see that cloud in the south and east

0:46:430:46:48

slowly clearing away. But then we

are going to see the next area of

0:46:480:46:51

low pressure arising from the

Atlantic. So from Tuesday night and

0:46:510:46:54

on into Wednesday, more cloud build

across Scotland, in the Northern

0:46:540:46:58

Ireland as well. And then overnight

that cloud will bring some patchy

0:46:580:47:01

outbreaks of rain to the north-west

of the UK. Through the day on

0:47:010:47:04

Wednesday we will continue to see a

bit of patchy rain for Scotland and

0:47:040:47:08

for Northern Ireland as well.

England and Wales, though, should

0:47:080:47:11

hold onto the slightly drier

weather, with the best of the

0:47:110:47:14

sunshine towards the south of the

east. Eight or nine degrees for most

0:47:140:47:18

of us, but we could just see double

figures in one or two places on

0:47:180:47:22

Wednesday, something we haven't seen

for a little while. So slowly those

0:47:220:47:25

temperatures through this week are

starting to creep up but certainly

0:47:250:47:28

for today it is a cold and wintry

day, still a windchill around. And

0:47:280:47:32

the weather is likely to continue to

cause a little bit more disruption

0:47:320:47:37

today.

0:47:370:47:42

Did you think that was snow on that

bus or what? That is

0:47:420:47:45

Did you think that was snow on that

bus or what? That is what I was

0:47:450:47:46

looking at two. We were transfixed.

0:47:460:47:49

There are concerns the decline

of local papers could be fuelling

0:47:490:47:52

the rise of fake news.

0:47:520:47:53

Steph is looking at why.

0:47:530:47:58

It is not a surprise is that the

people? The local newspaper sectors

0:47:580:48:03

that have tough time, it is more of

us getting our news online the last

0:48:030:48:07

week, the culture Secretary Matt

Hancock decided to launch a review

0:48:070:48:12

into whether this is feeling better

for fuelling fake news. You look at

0:48:120:48:15

how many places have closed since

2005 it is 200 local newspapers that

0:48:150:48:20

have shut down to argument is given

that they are not there doing local

0:48:200:48:25

journalism what is filling in the

gaps? I went to find out more about

0:48:250:48:29

it at the Coventry evening

Telegraph.

0:48:290:48:34

By 330,100,000 copy of the paper

have been printed.

Over 100 years

0:48:340:48:39

the Coventry evening Telegraph has

been a trusted source of news in

0:48:390:48:42

this city. And only once in that

time has its presses stop trolling.

0:48:420:48:47

When it was hit by the Blitz in

1940. At its peak it had 600 staff

0:48:470:48:52

and sold 130,000 copies every day.

But things are different now. In the

0:48:520:49:00

last 12 years about 200 local papers

have closed and the reason is

0:49:000:49:04

simple- they are not making as much

money from advertising. The back in

0:49:040:49:10

2007 about £3 billion was coming

into local papers from ads. Last

0:49:100:49:14

year, it was under 700 million. The

thing is, advertisers are still

0:49:140:49:20

spending, it is just going

elsewhere.

A lot of that money is

0:49:200:49:23

going online at it isn't coming

online the online newspapers, it is

0:49:230:49:28

generally going to big classified

specialist sites like right move or

0:49:280:49:32

auto Trader and the Google search

and in the last couple of years,

0:49:320:49:38

Facebook, big-time.

This is one of

our old presses that were

0:49:380:49:41

state-of-the-art when it was

installed.

The editor of the paper

0:49:410:49:44

says although newspaper sales were

down by a fifth last year, more

0:49:440:49:48

people than ever are reading the

work its reporters. We can see how

0:49:480:49:52

the presses were used in the past,

obviously, all of this kit is

0:49:520:49:56

redundant now but the paper

certainly isn't, is it? There is a

0:49:560:49:59

much innovation going on.

We still

publish three conditions are day six

0:49:590:50:04

days a week but also our website is

absolutely thriving. We reach a

0:50:040:50:08

bigger audience now across

interdigital and we have in decades

0:50:080:50:12

seven a soldier is great but the

world has changed and we have

0:50:120:50:16

changed with it and my reporters are

as adept as doing a Facebook live as

0:50:160:50:20

they are at writing 400 words a

copy.

This paper has moved on but as

0:50:200:50:24

a matter if others close? The

government is worried the decline of

0:50:240:50:27

local newspapers could be filling

the rise of fake news and has

0:50:270:50:31

launched a review of the industry. A

recent study by kings College London

0:50:310:50:35

found people in areas no local daily

paper Willis engaged in local

0:50:350:50:38

elections. And had no petrol less

trusted local institutions. The

0:50:380:50:44

heart of the people of Coventry get

their local news? Do you ever by a

0:50:440:50:48

local newspaper?

No, no, because it

is easy to access everything that is

0:50:480:50:54

going on and crosschecking

everything at the same time, via my

0:50:540:50:57

phone.

I have the local Telegraph

delivered every day.

If we need to

0:50:570:51:02

find anything, it is Google,

Coventry Telegraph on the up. It is

0:51:020:51:07

news rather than having to look at

all of the adverts.

People still

0:51:070:51:11

want local news but with the paper

is facing a fierce battle for our

0:51:110:51:15

attention online, can they find the

audience and the advertisers they

0:51:150:51:18

need to make it pay? If they cannot,

there is a chance we will all be

0:51:180:51:23

poorer for it.

0:51:230:51:27

I love seeing those old pictures.

What is interesting is the fact that

0:51:270:51:33

they don't make as much money from

the online advertising as they did,

0:51:330:51:38

from other printing papers, but if

you look at the numbers, they are

0:51:380:51:41

growing the online side of things,

we gave you the statistics there

0:51:410:51:45

with the Coventry Telegraph, the

Birmingham mail 20,000 they

0:51:450:51:49

physically sell but 400,000 look at

their website every day. The

0:51:490:51:54

Manchester evening news is huge,

40,000 sell a day but actually over

0:51:540:51:58

1 million people are visiting their

website every day, the Liverpool

0:51:580:52:04

Echo over 40,000 by the paper, and

700 people are looking online. There

0:52:040:52:09

is the growth on the online side of

things and that is what the culture

0:52:090:52:13

Secretary wants to get into, is that

enough to make sure that we do not

0:52:130:52:18

have a fake news there? It is

interesting because local news is so

0:52:180:52:22

important. It is what happens around

you. So many people want to be

0:52:220:52:30

journalists, and it is a great way

of learning a trade. And local radio

0:52:300:52:34

as well. Look where you are now.

Well! I didn't know why or saying

0:52:340:52:40

it, I am passionate about it, OK was

to mark good morning.

0:52:400:52:45

Residents of 13 seaside chalets

teetering on the edge of cliffs

0:52:450:52:47

in Norfolk have been evacuated

from their homes after parts

0:52:470:52:50

of the fragile coastline gave way

during high winds and waves

0:52:500:52:53

over the weekend.

0:52:530:52:54

Our reporter Robby West

is there for us now.

0:52:540:52:56

Robby, have there been any

developments overnight?

0:52:560:53:04

Overnight even more of the coastline

has disappeared leaving residents to

0:53:070:53:10

really fear that their homes could

plunge into the sea at any moment.

0:53:100:53:13

If you look behind you can really

see what a fortnight of strong

0:53:130:53:17

winds, rough seas have done to the

cliff will stop repeatedly battering

0:53:170:53:20

the shoreline three metre high waves

and on Saturday night wins act of 40

0:53:200:53:25

miles an hour and it nearly blew me

off my feet. I spent the weekend

0:53:250:53:30

here with a local community and

emergency services to see how they

0:53:300:53:33

have evacuated people.

0:53:330:53:35

Over the weekend as the tide was

drawing in, lifeboat crews helped

0:53:350:53:40

move people's furniture out. Steven

Chadwick knew he had to go after

0:53:400:53:44

seeing his garden disappear

overnight.

Yeah, bought it for the

0:53:440:53:51

sea views, the beautiful sea views,

and now the sea has taken it away.

0:53:510:53:55

Work up this morning, had a cup of

copy out the back door at 730 and I

0:53:550:53:59

felt like an earthquake and the

cliff just went. I was in total

0:53:590:54:03

shock, watching people, taking my

house apart. I don't think will be

0:54:030:54:10

here tomorrow.

Homeowners were

evacuated following a fortnight of

0:54:100:54:13

high tide winds that washed up the

coast's natural defence away. The

0:54:130:54:18

next morning the damage could be

seen. The council say 13 homes

0:54:180:54:22

remain in a precarious position.

They are being expected after each

0:54:220:54:26

high tide.

These properties probably

won't be lived in again. The damage

0:54:260:54:31

caused, I was up there as I say

Friday, and then Saturday the tune

0:54:310:54:36

that was their, a six metre, it was

gone.

Paul Reid joined the lifeboat

0:54:360:54:43

crews after seeing his home. He

believes it is unsafe to his wife

0:54:430:54:47

and two dogs to return to the house

that they have lived in the past

0:54:470:54:51

eight years.

The look out, I think

to myself you know that is my home

0:54:510:54:55

and I have lost it. But obviously I

have got to look on the positive

0:54:550:54:59

side that I wasn't in their last

night, I have lost their lives or

0:54:590:55:03

anything. And everyone looked after

us very well so I have to move

0:55:030:55:07

forward although I have lost my

home.

Five years ago here in Hemsby

0:55:070:55:10

three homes were washed away

following a storm surge. This

0:55:100:55:14

morning, people will return, hoping

history has not repeated itself.

0:55:140:55:20

I'm joined now by Keisse with the

chairman of the parish council. How

0:55:200:55:24

is the community holding up?

Well

actually, it is a good rally of

0:55:240:55:29

support to everyone over the

weekend, the local councils is here

0:55:290:55:34

on the weekend, the lifeboat crew

have been fantastic as they always

0:55:340:55:37

are, the police, everyone has worked

well, the Fire Brigade were here,

0:55:370:55:41

eating is all day yesterday trying

to ensure that everyone is safe so

0:55:410:55:45

even Tesco, they have helped with

food, Hemsby Village Hall had

0:55:450:55:49

accommodation there, the local pub

has put people up to. This is the

0:55:490:55:53

first time this has happened? It

happened a couple of years ago and

0:55:530:55:57

with all the government would have

listened to how we were badly

0:55:570:56:00

needing the sea defences here.

People 's homes went into the sea,

0:56:000:56:04

two or 32 years ago and now could

potentially have six. How many more

0:56:040:56:09

houses will it take to go to sea to

get the sea defences sorted out for

0:56:090:56:13

Hemsby?

What happens now?

Everyone

will sit around and talk about it

0:56:130:56:18

and hopefully it will go back to

Parliament or the government to see

0:56:180:56:22

if they can help us down here. We're

in a bad state down here, as you

0:56:220:56:25

see.

Thank you very much talking to

us. I understand it is a time but

0:56:250:56:31

you have to help people get back on

their feet. This morning, more

0:56:310:56:34

people will come back to their homes

to find out if they are still there

0:56:340:56:38

and if they will ever be able to

live in them again. The lifeboat

0:56:380:56:42

crew said to me this morning there

isn't a chance of if they will go

0:56:420:56:46

into the sea, it is more a case of

when.

That is a shame, thank you, we

0:56:460:56:51

can see the drone shot and it is a

staggeringly beautiful area but you

0:56:510:56:55

can really see and get an impression

of how much danger the homes are in.

0:56:550:56:59

Thank you, we will come back to you

later. You can see the power of the

0:56:590:57:03

sea. That is Norfolk for you this

morning. We shall be bringing you

0:57:030:57:07

the News International headlines

from around the UK in a few moments

0:57:070:57:11

time.

0:57:110:57:11

You're watching Breakfast.

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Still to come this morning:

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# Life without you...

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Can you believe it's 10 years

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Factor?

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She'll join us a little later

to talk about the happiness

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and sadness of the last few years.

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Time now to get the news,

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I cannot believe it has been 10

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the final?

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Plenty more on our website

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Now, though, it's back

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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

1:01:111:01:17

Heavy snowfall traps drivers

for hours overnight.

1:01:171:01:20

More than 80 are sleeping

in an emergency shelter.

1:01:201:01:28

A 60-mile stretch of

the A30 is still closed.

1:01:301:01:33

Yellow ice warnings are in place

across much of the country.

1:01:331:01:36

Sarah Keith-Lucas will have

the latest forecast.

1:01:361:01:44

Good morning, it is Monday 19 March.

1:01:481:01:50

Also this morning: International

weapons inspectors are due in the UK

1:01:501:01:53

to examine the nerve agent used

to poison Russian ex-spy Sergei

1:01:531:01:56

Skripal.

1:01:561:02:01

TV presenter Ant McPartlin

is arrested on suspicion

1:02:011:02:03

of drink-driving after a collision

involving three cars in south-west

1:02:031:02:06

London.

1:02:061:02:07

A significant breakthrough

in the treatment of multiple

1:02:071:02:10

sclerosis, as an international trial

shows that stem cell transplants can

1:02:101:02:13

stop the disease.

1:02:131:02:18

The decline of local newspapers

could be fuelling the rise

1:02:181:02:21

of fake news.

1:02:211:02:22

That is according to the Government.

1:02:221:02:24

I will be looking at why.

1:02:241:02:27

In sport, Rory is back.

1:02:271:02:28

McIlroy wins the Arnold

Palmer Invitational,

1:02:281:02:30

seeing off the challenge

of Justin Rose and Tiger Woods,

1:02:301:02:32

with the Masters just

a couple of weeks away.

1:02:321:02:40

What a finish. Sarah has the weather

for us this morning.

Good morning.

1:02:431:02:49

It is certainly a cold and icy start

to the day to day but it looks like

1:02:491:02:53

the cold snap could be easing.

Temperatures slowly on the rise over

1:02:531:02:56

the next few days, looking largely

dry through the day. I will bring

1:02:561:03:01

you a full forecast in about 15

minutes.

1:03:011:03:03

Good morning.

1:03:031:03:06

First, our main story: More than 80

drivers have been stranded

1:03:061:03:09

overnight in Devon.

1:03:091:03:12

A 64-mile stretch of the A30

was hit by heavy snow,

1:03:121:03:15

and police say conditions

are changing rapidly

1:03:151:03:17

from passable to impossible.

1:03:171:03:23

Officers are asking people in Devon

and Cornwall to delay travelling

1:03:231:03:27

until around mid-morning at the

earliest.

1:03:271:03:28

Our reporter Sarah Ransome

is in Devon for us this morning.

1:03:281:03:33

You are near the rescue centre. Give

us an update, as traffic is now

1:03:331:03:38

moving.

Yes, good morning. I am here

in Devon at the side of the A38 this

1:03:381:03:47

morning, because it was here

yesterday that there were enormous

1:03:471:03:50

problems keeping this stretch of the

A38 clear.

1:03:501:03:58

A38 clear. Gritters and snowploughs

were working to keep this stretch of

1:03:581:04:01

road clear, but overnight we had

those of severe weather warnings in

1:04:011:04:05

place and overnight there was a

tremendous amount of snow. We had

1:04:051:04:08

about 3-4 centimetres but there was

a real drift over the Highmore,

1:04:081:04:13

creating massive problems for a

number of motorists who, for a short

1:04:131:04:19

while, were stranded in their cars.

With me from Devon and Cornwall

1:04:191:04:24

police is the sergeant. You have had

an update as to what is going on.

1:04:241:04:28

How are things looking this morning?

At the moment the A30 is still

1:04:281:04:33

closed between Exeter Junction 31

and Launceston, while the operation

1:04:331:04:40

is under way to clear the

carriageway of those vehicles which

1:04:401:04:43

became stranded. We evacuated 70

people from the A30 to a local rest

1:04:431:04:48

centre where they are being looked

after by partner agencies.

So I

1:04:481:04:52

guess those 70 are still there, any

idea as to when they might be able

1:04:521:04:57

to get back into their cars and get

to where they want to be?

At the

1:04:571:05:01

moment it is a little bit of A

Moveable Feast. It has stopped

1:05:011:05:05

snowing so we are working hard with

our partners to get that road clear,

1:05:051:05:09

get those moved and get it in the

position where we can start getting

1:05:091:05:13

back to business as usual.

You were

here all day yesterday as well,

1:05:131:05:16

looking after this particular

stretch. Clearly cars are moving

1:05:161:05:19

this morning, we can see them behind

you. I guess once you come off this

1:05:191:05:23

sort of road, it is still very

tricky out there.

Yes, very much so.

1:05:231:05:29

People shouldn't become complacent

and although the A38 and other

1:05:291:05:32

primary routes are running fairly

freely, as soon as you get off those

1:05:321:05:38

routes, conditions are very

treacherous through this area.

Thank

1:05:381:05:41

you very much indeed. Well, the snow

may have stopped here, but of course

1:05:411:05:47

there are problems, as Ollie has

just been telling us, and if you

1:05:471:05:51

have schoolchildren and are hoping

to get them to school, please check

1:05:511:05:55

that their school is open, because

hundreds have been declared shout

1:05:551:05:58

this morning. So it is another snow

day for some people today.

Thank you

1:05:581:06:04

very much, we will be speaking to

the man running that rescue centre,

1:06:041:06:08

they are providing them with

Breakfast and hopefully at some

1:06:081:06:11

stage will get them on their way. A

full weather report in ten minutes'

1:06:111:06:15

time.

1:06:151:06:15

International chemical weapons

experts are due to arrive in the UK

1:06:151:06:18

later today to test the nerve agent

used to poison former Russian spy

1:06:181:06:22

Sergei Skripal and his

daughter Yulia.

1:06:221:06:24

President Putin says

claims his country was behind

1:06:241:06:26

the attack are nonsense,

but Boris Johnson claims Russia has

1:06:261:06:28

been stockpiling Novichok for years.

1:06:281:06:34

Tom Burridge is in Salisbury. We

have had a presence there for quite

1:06:341:06:39

sometime. This has been continually

developing story, and again now, as

1:06:391:06:44

these nerve agent experts come to

analyse exactly what this is.

That's

1:06:441:06:52

right, good morning, everyone. Let's

talk about the timeframe of this.

1:06:521:06:56

The international delegation from

the watchdog, the OPCW, will arrive

1:06:561:07:00

today and will spend a week here,

most of that time at the Ministry of

1:07:001:07:07

Defence's Porton Down facility. The

idea is that samples of the agent

1:07:071:07:10

used against Sergi Skripal will be

sent to 20 different independent

1:07:101:07:15

laboratories in 16 different

countries. The key question, I

1:07:151:07:18

think, is then came the OPCW, the

Organisation for the Prohibition of

1:07:181:07:23

chemical weapons, go any further

than confirming the composition of

1:07:231:07:26

the nerve agent used, and the

formula to make it. Can it back up

1:07:261:07:31

the government's claim that it was

in the government's words, of a type

1:07:311:07:37

used in Russia. It is worth noting

that OPCW, the watchdog on banned

1:07:371:07:43

chemical weapons, is independent. It

doesn't like to get drawn into

1:07:431:07:46

political diplomatic rows and its

independence is vital for its very

1:07:461:07:50

existence.

Thank you very much for

that, and we will be talking about

1:07:501:07:55

that throughout the morning,

speaking to an expert... What time

1:07:551:07:59

is that?

It is just in a few

minutes' time.

That's right, we're

1:07:591:08:03

nearly there! That has gone quickly

this morning.

1:08:031:08:08

Vladimir Putin has told a victory

rally that Russia must maintain

1:08:081:08:11

unity, following his landslide win

in the Presidential election.

1:08:111:08:13

He received more than 76%

of the votes, but CCTV footage

1:08:131:08:16

from a number of polling stations

appears to show election officials

1:08:161:08:19

stuffing boxes with ballot papers.

1:08:191:08:21

Some cameras were obscured by things

like balloons as well.

1:08:211:08:23

Bent our correspondent is in Moscow

for us this morning. So he has one,

1:08:231:08:27

no surprises there. What more

information do we have about how the

1:08:271:08:30

election was carried out?

Well, as

you are saying, there have been

1:08:301:08:34

violations. Not massive, I don't

think, as far as we have heard. But

1:08:341:08:39

there is this election monitoring

organisation which is saying there

1:08:391:08:43

have been hundreds of violations.

People have witnessed what they

1:08:431:08:48

called Carousel voting, where a

group of people are bussed around,

1:08:481:08:51

taken to different polling stations,

and vote multiple times in multiple

1:08:511:08:56

polling stations. There was one case

where someone who had actually died

1:08:561:09:01

14 years previously was still on the

electoral roll and apparently had

1:09:011:09:05

voted. I think perhaps, even more

seriously, there are lots of

1:09:051:09:10

allegations that people working for

the state, and also in private

1:09:101:09:13

businesses, were put under a lot of

pressure to go out and vote. And

1:09:131:09:18

they had to take photographs of

themselves at the ballot boxes to

1:09:181:09:23

prove they voted, and I think that

might be a significant number of

1:09:231:09:26

voters.

I am sure there will be more

information on that in the coming

1:09:261:09:32

days.

1:09:321:09:32

The television presenter

Ant McPartlin has been arrested

1:09:321:09:34

on suspicion of drink-driving.

1:09:341:09:35

The police say they were called

to reports of a collision involving

1:09:351:09:39

three cars in South-West London

yesterday afternoon.

1:09:391:09:47

Our correspondent Andy Moore

is in our London newsroom

1:09:531:09:55

for us this morning.

1:09:551:10:01

Good morning to you. As we say, it

is on the front page of many of the

1:10:011:10:05

papers this morning, and there is

not that much more detail that we

1:10:051:10:10

accede know about it.

No, you can

see from some of those pictures that

1:10:101:10:16

Ant's black Mini came to rest

bumper-to-bumper against another

1:10:161:10:20

car. He was reportedly travelling

with his mother out walking their

1:10:201:10:24

dogs. Scotland Yard say a

42-year-old man was arrested on

1:10:241:10:28

suspicion of drink driving after

failing a roadside breath test. That

1:10:281:10:31

man was taken to a South London

police station for further

1:10:311:10:35

questioning. The Fire Brigade and

ambulance service were called to

1:10:351:10:39

this incident. A number of people

were treated for minor injuries. The

1:10:391:10:43

child was taken to hospital for a

checkup a precaution. Now, Ant

1:10:431:10:49

McPartlin's personal problems are

well documented. He went into rehab

1:10:491:10:52

last year, and also earlier this

year announced he was separating

1:10:521:10:57

from his wife, Lisa Armstrong, his

wife of 11 years.

Thank you very

1:10:571:11:02

much for that.

1:11:021:11:05

Scientists researching the treatment

of multiple sclerosis say they have

1:11:051:11:08

made a significant breakthrough.

1:11:081:11:09

Results from a decade-long

international trial have shown

1:11:091:11:11

a stem cell transplant can halt

the disease and improve symptoms.

1:11:111:11:19

It affects about 100,000 people in

the UK.

1:11:231:11:26

Doctors in Sheffield

who were part of the study say

1:11:261:11:29

it is a game-changer

for many patients.

1:11:291:11:37

Let's return to one of our main

stories, as inspectors from the

1:11:371:11:42

Organisation for the Prohibition of

chemical weapons will arrive in the

1:11:421:11:46

UK later today. They will carry out

tests on the nerve agent used in an

1:11:461:11:51

attack on a former Russian spy and

this daughter earlier this month. We

1:11:511:11:55

have been talking about it for quite

sometime. A chemical weapons expert

1:11:551:11:58

is in Salisbury for us this morning.

Thank you for joining us on BBC

1:11:581:12:03

Breakfast. Give us your assessment,

what are their priorities when they

1:12:031:12:08

arrive, the OPCW?

Well, the key

thing about the OPCW is that they

1:12:081:12:15

are the Independent investigators

for United Nations, so it is

1:12:151:12:20

critical they will get here, and

they will first go to Porton Down

1:12:201:12:26

for a briefing, because Porton Down

will be providing them with the

1:12:261:12:29

Sample is they have collected around

Salisbury from this attack. They

1:12:291:12:32

will want to visit the locations of

where these attacks happened, and

1:12:321:12:36

they will do a detailed

investigation, really in parallel

1:12:361:12:40

with what both Porton Down and the

police have done here. Of course,

1:12:401:12:44

they then need to verify those

results. This is going to take some

1:12:441:12:49

time, I expect. Most critical to

this, they also need to get to

1:12:491:12:52

Russia,

1:12:521:12:57

Russia, where these Novichoks

originate from and are made, because

1:12:581:13:01

until they can crosscheck with a

Russian Sample, it will be difficult

1:13:011:13:05

for the UN to a tribute. I

personally have absolutely no doubt

1:13:051:13:09

that these Novichoks came from

Russia, that is the only place in

1:13:091:13:12

the world they are made, but

President Putin needs to allow them

1:13:121:13:16

into Russia. He has signed a

chemical weapons Convention, which

1:13:161:13:19

says that he will do it, and we will

now see whether he is as good as

1:13:191:13:26

this word.

Yes, I was going to say,

what are the chances they will be

1:13:261:13:31

allowed to do that, and go to

Russia, do you think?

Well, again,

1:13:311:13:36

it is do we trust the Russians? In a

lot of cases, recently, perhaps we

1:13:361:13:41

don't. But President Putin has

signed a chemical weapons

1:13:411:13:44

Convention, and he is obliged to

allow the OPCW to go to Russia, and

1:13:441:13:52

if he is as innocent as he claims,

the only way of proving that is to

1:13:521:13:56

get the OPCW to investigate whether

Novichoks are made, and only a few

1:13:561:14:03

days ago a minister admitted Russia

had Novichoks, we know they are only

1:14:031:14:09

made there, they were made the 70s

and Mac 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and

1:14:091:14:14

we had suggestions from the Foreign

Secretary that not only are they

1:14:141:14:17

made there, but they also stock

pile.

It is interesting, because the

1:14:171:14:22

Ambassador was on the Andrew Marr

Show of, denying any involvement.

1:14:221:14:29

Just tell us more about the

substance itself. A week on from

1:14:291:14:34

when we last talk, how do you think

they came into contact with it? Is

1:14:341:14:41

there any more information?

Well,

there is a lot. Let me take you up

1:14:411:14:46

on the ambassador's comments. They

were pretty ridiculous, but classic

1:14:461:14:49

Russian, what we call plausible

deniability, trying to put doubt in

1:14:491:14:54

the air. As far as the Novichok

itself, Porton Down have done a

1:14:541:15:03

detailed analysis. What we don't

know is whether it was a powder or

1:15:031:15:07

liquid. I am erring towards a

liquid, because had been a powder,

1:15:071:15:11

they had read it in, through car

ventilation is Tom for example, they

1:15:111:15:16

would have died instantly. It seems

more likely that Novichok was

1:15:161:15:19

absorbed through their skin, and

therefore taken a lot longer to act

1:15:191:15:22

on their nerves. If you breathe in,

it goes straight to your blood,

1:15:221:15:26

virtually. There are still a lot of

unanswered questions, and the fact

1:15:261:15:31

that the three are still alive gives

great hope that they will make some

1:15:311:15:35

sort of recovery. But still a lot of

unanswered questions, and I am sure

1:15:351:15:40

also the police and Porton Down are

telling us as much as we need to

1:15:401:15:44

know, but would want to verify and

pass that information on to the OPCW

1:15:441:15:51

before they give out the full

details of this. And as has already

1:15:511:15:54

been said, don't expect results

quickly from the OPCW. They are very

1:15:541:15:58

deliberate, and they will take time.

They won't apportion blame, as such,

1:15:581:16:02

that will be up to the UN to do

that. Hopefully in a timely fashion,

1:16:021:16:07

but we are talking weeks, not days.

1:16:071:16:10

Let's bring you up-to-date on the

main stories, heavy snow in Devon

1:16:141:16:20

leaves drivers stranded in their

castle hours overnight, 80 others

1:16:201:16:23

are being camped out in emergency

shelter. International experts, as

1:16:231:16:30

we have been hearing, due in the UK

today to assess the type of nerve

1:16:301:16:35

agent used to poison a former spy

and his daughter. In Salisbury.

1:16:351:16:43

and his daughter. In Salisbury. We

showed you some pictures of Norfolk

1:16:431:16:45

earlier with the Beecher routeing

and there was a growing shot,

1:16:451:16:50

beautiful, glorious sunshine, blue

skies, windy and cold. Sarah is in

1:16:501:16:55

London for us, it is a little murky

debit what is the weather picture

1:16:551:17:00

like the rest of the UK today? Good

morning. Certainly a cold start

1:17:001:17:04

wherever you are first thing this

morning, temperatures below

1:17:041:17:07

freezing, we have got a lot of cloud

around across parts of southern

1:17:071:17:10

England at the moment but for much

of the country, blue skies from the

1:17:101:17:14

word go. The dry day on the cards,

the weather is causing disruption

1:17:141:17:22

with a lying snow and a lot of ice.

It will be pleased to hear that

1:17:221:17:27

through the course of this week

things are starting to turn a little

1:17:271:17:30

less cold so temperatures slowly on

the rise after the cold icy start a

1:17:301:17:35

less cold so temperatures slowly on

the rise after the cold icy start a

1:17:351:17:35

lot of dry weather on the cards but

later in the week we will start to

1:17:351:17:40

see the snow replaced by a little

bit of rain. Certainly today for

1:17:401:17:43

much of the country it is a dry,

icy, frosty start. One or two snow

1:17:431:17:48

flurries continuing in the far south

of England. Down towards the Channel

1:17:481:17:52

Isles. Most other places dry. We

will see plenty of sunshine breaking

1:17:521:17:57

through. Not everywhere, there are

some cloudier areas across England

1:17:571:18:01

and Wales this afternoon, much dry

days of the south-west, you have

1:18:011:18:06

lost the heavy snow you have had and

overnight, Wales and northern

1:18:061:18:10

England also seeing sunshine today,

a little more cloud edging into the

1:18:101:18:14

north-east of England and eastern

Scotland, could bring an isolated

1:18:141:18:17

snow flurry, but the west of Ireland

and Scotland should feel pleasant,

1:18:171:18:22

temperatures here to around with

light winds too. Pretty comfortable

1:18:221:18:28

there. A culture elsewhere,

particularly with the wind chill,

1:18:281:18:32

the north-westerly across England

and Wales, temperatures between 0-

1:18:321:18:36

seven Celsius, still chilly. In the

evening, a little more cloud

1:18:361:18:44

drifting in from the east across the

England and Wales, still some clear

1:18:441:18:48

spells of the clearest of the skies

will be for Scotland and Northern

1:18:481:18:51

Ireland and with the light winds

here, likely to see temperatures

1:18:511:18:54

around minus five degrees through

the central part of Scotland, it is

1:18:541:18:59

called further south across the

country but still some icy stretches

1:18:591:19:03

and also the chance of seeing some

freezing fog patches on Tuesday,

1:19:031:19:06

particularly in the west. Through

the day on Tuesday, we will keep a

1:19:061:19:11

bit or cloud across eastern England,

one or two rain showers for the

1:19:111:19:15

likes of Lincolnshire, Sussex, but

for the rest of the country it looks

1:19:151:19:19

like another dry day, the high

preacher in the chart, lots of

1:19:191:19:23

sunshine on the cards are not doing

too much to lift the temperature so

1:19:231:19:26

still at best around 6- eight

degrees or so during the day on

1:19:261:19:30

Tuesday. It is cold as it was

through the weekend. In the evening

1:19:301:19:35

and overnight into Wednesday, the

cloud clears from the south-east Ben

1:19:351:19:38

Moore cloud rolls in from the

north-west and that is a weather

1:19:381:19:42

front that will bring outbreaks of

rain to Scotland and Northern

1:19:421:19:44

Ireland. Through the day on

Wednesday, the Northwest Southeast

1:19:441:19:49

split to the weather, a patchy rain

for Scotland and northern Ireland,

1:19:491:19:53

England and Wales mostly dry but the

best of the sunshine in the south

1:19:531:19:57

and east. By Wednesday, one or two

places are starting to creep into

1:19:571:20:03

double figures so that is a sign of

things to come through this week. It

1:20:031:20:07

looks like things will gradually

turn milder but certainly still cold

1:20:071:20:10

and icy out

1:20:101:20:11

turn milder but certainly still cold

and icy out there today. Back to you

1:20:111:20:12

both. Thank you indeed. Let's look

at some of the papers, the front

1:20:121:20:19

page of the Times has got Vladimir

Putin in a coat which is the sort of

1:20:191:20:24

thing you'd should be wearing this

morning in the UK. This is in

1:20:241:20:28

celebrating winning another

election, another six years Vladimir

1:20:281:20:32

Putin in Russia, 75% confirmed last

night around 9pm the final details

1:20:321:20:36

of the watchdog backed away from

tough beating curbs, we will talk to

1:20:361:20:44

the gambling commission later on

about this. The other ones, and let

1:20:441:20:53

the -- Ant it makes a lot of the

front pages. The mirror, the sun,

1:20:531:20:57

the express. The front page of the

Guardian as well, pressure growing

1:20:571:21:02

on Facebook and the mass bridge of

personal files, this is about the

1:21:021:21:07

Cambridge analytic of files which

the suspicion is that may have been

1:21:071:21:12

helped to win the election in 2016

in the US and the front page of the

1:21:121:21:19

Guardian as well -- Analytica.

Facebook story is a different take

1:21:191:21:23

on that, they have got some snow

pictures also. Did you do the front

1:21:231:21:29

page of the mail? No. The Daily

Mail, the toll of the plastic we eat

1:21:291:21:34

and breathe. They find airborne

plastic particles in every sample of

1:21:341:21:39

shot what fish they test. I noticed

something on the weekend and I want

1:21:391:21:43

to know if this is going to happen,

you and somebody else on another

1:21:431:21:47

channel that I will not mention,

they may be doing strictly come

1:21:471:21:51

dancing? No, well, do you know when

they read a story saying a TV

1:21:511:21:56

source. That is normally the fellow

with the big mouth. OK. We have done

1:21:561:22:01

here is just in case you were

considering we thought we would see

1:22:011:22:05

how you a look together. Very nice!

He looks fetching. If it a denial of

1:22:051:22:12

the moment? It is not a flat denial,

it is just very much not going to

1:22:121:22:18

happen. Although if I did do it I

would beat him. It goes without

1:22:181:22:22

saying!

1:22:221:22:27

saying! Think if watching Breakfast.

Let's bring you up-to-date with some

1:22:271:22:31

other news, a breakthrough drug that

is the first to tackle the root

1:22:311:22:34

cause of this -- cystic fibrosis

will be debated by MPs later today.

1:22:341:22:39

It is available in Ireland, Germany

and the US but not used on the NHS

1:22:391:22:44

because the cost is £100,000 per

patient per year. Graham Satchell

1:22:441:22:47

has more.

1:22:471:22:49

Right, jump on.

1:22:491:22:50

Let's go.

1:22:501:22:51

Lucy is doing a special workout

to help her condition.

1:22:511:22:53

She has cystic fibrosis,

an inherited illness that

1:22:531:22:56

affects her lungs

and digestive system.

1:22:561:22:59

I do all I can at the moment to try

and sort of keep alive longer.

1:22:591:23:03

It's a bit sad in a way that, like,

all of my friends don't have

1:23:031:23:07

to worry about this

and when I exercise and that,

1:23:071:23:10

I'm doing it to stay alive

rather than for fun.

1:23:101:23:13

You got this, yeah?

1:23:131:23:14

Yeah.

1:23:141:23:14

Yeah?

1:23:141:23:14

Yes.

1:23:141:23:15

Good!

1:23:151:23:15

Lucy is attempting

a new personal best -

1:23:151:23:17

to lift 120% of her body weight.

1:23:171:23:19

Drive, drive, drive, drive, drive!

1:23:191:23:20

Nice!

1:23:201:23:22

Cystic fibrosis is a devastating

illness, half of the people who have

1:23:221:23:26

it will die by the age of 31.

1:23:261:23:28

Lucy takes a small mountain

of antibiotics to try

1:23:281:23:30

and stop infections.

1:23:301:23:31

But there is a new drug,

called Orkambi.

1:23:311:23:33

It's the first treatment that

tackles the root cause

1:23:331:23:36

of cystic fibrosis.

1:23:361:23:36

It costs £100,000 per patient

per year and NICE says it's too

1:23:361:23:40

expensive for the NHS.

1:23:401:23:46

People with CF can just pick up

a bacteria and can be really,

1:23:461:23:49

really poorly, so, yeah,

knowing there's a drug out

1:23:491:23:52

there that would help all that,

yeah, it's more than frustrating

1:23:521:23:55

- it's heartbreaking.

1:23:551:24:02

Dublin in Ireland.

1:24:021:24:03

14-year-old Benat also takes

a lot of antibiotics.

1:24:031:24:05

The Irish government approved

the use of Orkambi last year.

1:24:051:24:08

It's made a huge difference

to Benat's condition.

1:24:081:24:15

Well, it's done a lot,

so it's improved my weight,

1:24:151:24:17

my height, my lung function,

my overall health, my energy.

1:24:171:24:20

So it's really impacted

in a good way.

1:24:201:24:26

Yeah, you feel better, do you?

1:24:261:24:27

Yeah.

1:24:271:24:28

I feel a lot better and more

energetic than before I started

1:24:281:24:31

to take Orkambi.

1:24:311:24:32

Campaigners say Orkambi

will save money in the long run

1:24:321:24:35

by reducing expensive

hospital admissions,

1:24:351:24:36

but the deal done in Ireland

with Vertex, who make

1:24:361:24:39

Orkambi, was controversial.

1:24:391:24:41

It will cost the Irish health

service almost 400 million euros

1:24:411:24:43

over five years.

1:24:431:24:46

It's a lot of money but, you know,

can you put a price on anyone's

1:24:461:24:50

life, especially your child's life?

1:24:501:24:51

And also for the quality of life,

you know, you can't put any

1:24:511:24:54

price on that.

1:24:541:24:58

This amount of money could be

spent elsewhere for other

1:24:581:25:01

products and services.

1:25:011:25:07

If you consider the available

patient population that would be

1:25:071:25:10

using this kind of treatment,

which is around 3,000 patients,

1:25:101:25:13

if you multiply 3,000 patients

by £100,000 per year,

1:25:131:25:15

this is around £300 million

per year for the NHS.

1:25:151:25:18

Back in Preston, Lucy and her mum

are about to do physio.

1:25:181:25:21

It takes one hour twice a day

to clear Lucy's lungs.

1:25:211:25:24

NHS England say unless the drug

company reviews its price,

1:25:241:25:27

a deal is unlikely.

1:25:271:25:28

Vertex told us they are dismayed

by NHS England's approach

1:25:281:25:31

but want further dialogue.

1:25:311:25:32

And about the thousands

of patients like Lucy?

1:25:321:25:40

It shouldn't be where you live,

it should be what you've got.

1:25:431:25:46

People in the UK might die or it

might be too late because of,

1:25:461:25:49

like, a funding issue.

1:25:491:25:50

It's not really fair.

1:25:501:25:52

MPs will discuss access to Orkambi

at Westminster today

1:25:521:25:54

but while the arguments go on,

Lucy's condition continues to get

1:25:541:25:57

worse. Graham Satchell, BBC News.

1:25:571:26:05

It really gives you a sense of just

trying to live with that with Lucy

1:26:131:26:17

and her mum and if you want to get

in touch on social media and with

1:26:171:26:21

your thoughts or any of that, please

do. We will be put in that report up

1:26:211:26:25

on our social media channels as

well. You can find it on Facebook

1:26:251:26:29

and Twitter.

1:26:291:26:33

Still to come, I winds and crystal

Roshan has meant these homes in

1:26:331:26:36

Norfolk on the cliff there are in

danger of falling into the sea. We

1:26:361:26:40

shall be live in Hemsby a little

later. And you can see why you would

1:26:401:26:44

want to live there, it is stunning

this morning with the beautiful

1:26:441:26:48

light. Time to get the news,

1:26:481:26:50

this morning with the beautiful

light. Time to get the news, travel

1:26:501:30:09

Bye for now.

1:30:091:30:16

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

1:30:191:30:27

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News: More

1:30:271:30:29

than 80 drivers have been

stranded overnight in Devon.

1:30:291:30:32

It is after a 64-mile stretch

of a major road in south-west

1:30:321:30:35

England, the A30, was shut

because of heavy snow.

1:30:351:30:39

Police officers and Highways England

have been trying to clear the snow

1:30:391:30:43

from the road.

1:30:431:30:51

Devon and Cornwall Police have been

keeping their Twitter followers

1:30:511:30:53

up-to-date on the disruption

all morning, especially over

1:30:531:30:56

the problems with the A30.

1:30:561:30:57

They say that if you're already

on it, drive with caution

1:30:571:31:00

as conditions are variable,

changing rapidly from passable

1:31:001:31:02

to impossible, and that those

who haven't yet set out should

1:31:021:31:05

delay their journey

until mid-morning at the earliest.

1:31:051:31:07

This morning they reported that road

traffic accidents are now starting

1:31:071:31:10

to be reported to them by those

insisting on driving this morning.

1:31:101:31:14

They also warned parts of the M5

is icy, and advised drivers

1:31:141:31:17

to delay their journey

and slow down.

1:31:171:31:19

And we will have a full weather

report for you in about ten minutes.

1:31:191:31:26

International chemical weapons

experts are due to arrive in the UK

1:31:261:31:29

later today to test the nerve agent

used to poison former Russian spy

1:31:291:31:32

Sergei Skripal and his

daughter Yulia.

1:31:321:31:34

President Putin says

claims his country was behind

1:31:341:31:36

the attack are nonsense,

but Boris Johnson claims Russia has

1:31:361:31:39

been stockpiling Novichok for years.

1:31:391:31:41

Test results could be seen

in around two weeks' time.

1:31:411:31:48

Official results from Russia show

President Putin has been re-elected

1:31:481:31:51

with more than 76% of the vote.

1:31:511:31:53

He told a victory rally that Russia

must maintain unity,

1:31:531:31:56

following his landslide win,

but CCTV footage from a number

1:31:561:31:58

of polling stations appears to show

election officials stuffing boxes

1:31:581:32:01

with ballot papers.

1:32:011:32:08

The television presenter

Ant McPartlin has been arrested

1:32:081:32:10

on suspicion of drink-driving.

1:32:101:32:11

Police say they were called

to reports of a collision involving

1:32:111:32:14

three cars in South-West London

yesterday afternoon.

1:32:141:32:16

A child passenger in one of them

was taken to hospital

1:32:161:32:19

as a precaution.

1:32:191:32:21

In a statement, Scotland Yard said

a 42-year-old man was arrested

1:32:211:32:24

at the scene after failing

a breathalyser test.

1:32:241:32:29

A British woman has been

killed in northern Syria,

1:32:291:32:32

fighting alongside Kurdish forces.

1:32:321:32:33

It is understood that Anna Campbell,

who was 26 and from Lewes

1:32:331:32:36

in East Sussex, died

in the town of Afrin,

1:32:361:32:39

which has been the target

of a Turkish offensive.

1:32:391:32:41

Her father has told the BBC

she was idealistic, and knew

1:32:411:32:44

she was putting her life at risk.

1:32:441:32:50

Scientists have announced

a significant breakthrough

1:32:501:32:52

in the treatment of

multiple sclerosis.

1:32:521:32:53

Results from a decade-long

international trial have shown

1:32:531:32:56

a stem cell transplant can halt

the disease and improve symptoms.

1:32:561:32:59

The disabling condition affects

about 100,000 people in the UK.

1:32:591:33:01

Doctors in Sheffield who were part

of the study say the new treatment

1:33:011:33:05

is a game-changer for many patients.

1:33:051:33:13

We will have an update on the

weather in about ten minutes' time,

1:33:181:33:23

or so, because it is still causing

problems for people. And police in

1:33:231:33:28

the south-west of England are saying

that if you need to go out, please

1:33:281:33:32

take care and slow down, but if you

can possibly delay your journey,

1:33:321:33:36

mid-morning as the best time to go,

or later on today. In the sport,

1:33:361:33:41

Rory McIlroy is very much the story.

Rory is the story, have you been

1:33:411:33:50

working on that?

At least ten

seconds. He has been counting the

1:33:501:33:57

days, 539 days since his last

victory on the Tour, which was

1:33:571:34:01

September 20 16. I have been looking

at the odds for The Masters, and he

1:34:011:34:07

is the favourite to win the green

jacket, then Dustin Johnson behind

1:34:071:34:10

him, Tiger Woods 's third favourite.

Justin Rose is in the mix, Henrik

1:34:101:34:15

Stenson, all the big names you would

expect to be there. That leaderboard

1:34:151:34:19

looked very tasty indeed. Let's have

a look at how Rory McIlroy closed

1:34:191:34:24

off the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

1:34:241:34:26

The Northern Irishman hit five

birdies in the last six holes

1:34:261:34:29

to finish on 18-under-par,

three shots clear of the rest

1:34:291:34:32

of the field.

1:34:321:34:33

Tiger Woods's

rejuvenation continued.

1:34:331:34:34

The 14-time Major winner was tied

for fifth, eight behind McIlroy.

1:34:341:34:37

All these little barriers that

you have to overcome,

1:34:371:34:39

whether it be physical or mental,

it's huge for my confidence

1:34:391:34:42

going into the next few weeks.

1:34:421:34:44

And, you know, I kept

saying I didn't need a win

1:34:441:34:47

going into Augusta.

1:34:471:34:52

I feel like I had a chance.

1:34:521:34:54

I just wanted to see signs of good

golf, and thankfully I've been able

1:34:541:34:58

to get both today.

1:34:581:35:00

Another Brit returning

to form was Laura Davies.

1:35:001:35:02

She finished tied for second

at the Founders Cup, in Phoenix.

1:35:021:35:05

It is her best finish

on the LPGA tour since 2007.

1:35:051:35:08

She said maybe now people will stop

asking her when she will retire.

1:35:081:35:16

54, Laura Davies.

1:35:171:35:19

Chelsea will face Southampton

in the semi-finals of the FA Cup,

1:35:191:35:22

coming through 2-1 against

Leicester after extra-time.

1:35:221:35:24

It was Pedro's goal that sealed

Chelsea's spot in the final four.

1:35:241:35:27

It is their tenth FA Cup

semi-final in 18 years,

1:35:271:35:30

and their only realistic chance

of winning a trophy this season.

1:35:301:35:33

For sure, if you are able to win

a trophy, it's important.

1:35:331:35:36

It's important for the team.

1:35:361:35:37

At the same time, the most important

thing is for us to fight

1:35:371:35:41

until the end for every competition.

1:35:411:35:49

Mark Hughes had a good first game

in charge of Southampton,

1:35:501:35:53

as they beat League One side Wigan

2-0 to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

1:35:531:35:57

Defender Cedric Soares scored

their second in stoppage-time.

1:35:571:36:05

Celtic were held to a goalless draw

by ten-man Motherwell,

1:36:061:36:08

but they still extended

their lead at the top

1:36:081:36:10

of the Scottish Premiership

to ten points.

1:36:101:36:12

Motherwell's Cedric Kipre was sent

off for kicking out,

1:36:121:36:14

but this was the closest Celtic

came to taking the lead,

1:36:141:36:17

Patrick Roberts letting fly late on.

1:36:171:36:19

Despite being a man down,

the home side held on for a point.

1:36:191:36:23

Roger Federer's incredible run

at the start of this year has come

1:36:231:36:26

to an end.

1:36:261:36:27

He was beaten in the final

of the Indian Wells Masters

1:36:271:36:30

by Juan Martin del Potro.

1:36:301:36:31

It is the Argentine's second

tournament win in a row,

1:36:311:36:34

after victory earlier

this month in Mexico.

1:36:341:36:36

The former US Open champion had

to save three match points before

1:36:361:36:39

becoming the first person this year

to beat the world number one.

1:36:391:36:44

Ireland's Six Nations

grand slam-winning team

1:36:441:36:46

celebrated their success

in Dublin yesterday.

1:36:461:36:48

The following images do

contain flash photography.

1:36:481:36:50

The Irish team were supposed to be

attending a grand slam celebration

1:36:501:36:53

event at the Aviva Stadium,

but it was cancelled due

1:36:531:36:56

to bad weather.

1:36:561:36:57

Instead, fans got to see the players

showing off the trophy outside

1:36:571:37:01

the team's hotel.

1:37:011:37:04

Scotland finished their Women's Six

Nations campaign in fifth place,

1:37:041:37:07

after being well beaten

by Italy in Padova.

1:37:071:37:09

On a terrible pitch,

Italy won by 26-12,

1:37:091:37:12

with Beatrice Rigoni crossing

to secure their bonus point.

1:37:121:37:14

France clinched their fifth

grand slam with Friday's

1:37:141:37:16

thumping of Wales.

1:37:161:37:24

Written's Paralympian is, returning

from South Korea after hitting their

1:37:291:37:32

medals target. With all seven podium

finishes won by just two women --

1:37:321:37:39

Britain's Paralympian is. Questions

were posed about the breadth and

1:37:391:37:44

depth of the British team.

1:37:441:37:46

The past ten days has seen the

British team pushed to their limits

1:37:461:37:51

on the snow and ice. Disappointment

for the curlers as they came up

1:37:511:37:54

short, and the snowboarders faulted.

But on the ski slopes, it was a

1:37:541:38:00

different story, with this pair

winning four medals including gold

1:38:001:38:05

on the final day to become Britain's

most successful in the Paralympian

1:38:051:38:09

is.

It has been amazing, it has been

an incredible event. Everyone has

1:38:091:38:14

been really helpful, really lovely.

It is really like nice to have

1:38:141:38:20

family and friends here, supporting

us.

the resilience of the athletes

1:38:201:38:24

have shown, from a DNF to race won

the Golden race five, and I think

1:38:241:38:30

the preparation and the ability for

them to deliver those kinds of

1:38:301:38:33

performances is down to talent, but

also the support behind the scenes.

1:38:331:38:38

Great Britain had a target of six 12

medals here in Pyeongchang, aiming

1:38:381:38:44

to improve on a performance from

four years ago, when they won six

1:38:441:38:48

medals than the historic gold. With

British athletes competing across

1:38:481:38:51

more sports than ever before at

Bealiba games, the target seemed

1:38:511:38:56

achievable.

And it was, thanks to

one sport, one classification and a

1:38:561:39:01

small contingent of athletes winning

all seven medals but it calls into

1:39:011:39:04

question the breadth and depth of

the British team. I am proud of all

1:39:041:39:09

of the athletes who came to

Pyeongchang to represent in the

1:39:091:39:13

Paralympics. Yes, the medals came

from snow, but every one of those

1:39:131:39:17

athletes gave it their all.

So the

game drew to a fitting clothes with

1:39:171:39:22

Britain's Golden girls carrying the

flag. International Paralympic

1:39:221:39:26

Committee could also celebrate, with

more nations taking part than ever

1:39:261:39:29

before and a record number of

tickets sold. They can now call

1:39:291:39:33

these games late greatest

Paralympics to date. And shall we

1:39:331:39:41

watch Andy Murray getting a rude

awakening again? This is all for

1:39:411:39:45

Sport Relief, and it is Michael

McIntyre creeping into former world

1:39:451:39:50

number one Andy Murray's bed at St

George 's Park where he is doing

1:39:501:39:55

rehab and training, before returning

to tennis from his injury.

1:39:551:39:59

Andy!

1:39:591:40:00

Welcome!

1:40:001:40:00

Holy BLEEP!

1:40:001:40:02

..to the Sport Relief

midnight game-show.

1:40:021:40:06

This is 1am, and poor Andy Murray's

face. There is all kinds of leaping

1:40:061:40:13

and expletives, as you would expect

from Andy Murray. --

1:40:131:40:21

from Andy Murray. -- bleeping.

He

deals with it very well, because

1:40:211:40:27

upturn is Peppa Pig, for some

reason.

And surprised by finding

1:40:271:40:31

Michael McIntyre in your bedroom,

and on top of that you have to once

1:40:311:40:35

again show questions. It is one of

the things Michael McIntyre does on

1:40:351:40:38

his show, and it is normally

unsuspecting members of the public,

1:40:381:40:41

but for Sport Relief it is Andy

Murray. And you will see how he gets

1:40:411:40:46

on with his midnight game-show on

Friday, as well as all the other

1:40:461:40:50

fund of Sport Relief. That is

brilliant, I am really enjoying

1:40:501:40:54

that.

He went from fast asleep to

being amused, in a record time.

He

1:40:541:41:00

looks like Dan looks when he arrives

in the morning.

Don't give my

1:41:001:41:04

secrets away, I switched the brain

on about three minutes before six

1:41:041:41:08

a.m.. My hair was a right old mess

this morning.

And Sport Relief

1:41:081:41:13

continues throughout this week.

1:41:131:41:14

Let's go back to our top story this

morning, and 80 motorists have been

1:41:141:41:18

stranded overnight in Devon.

1:41:181:41:19

Police have warned people living

in the county not to travel

1:41:191:41:22

until mid-morning at the earliest.

1:41:221:41:23

Let's go to Haldon Hill in Devon,

where our reporter Sarah Ransome

1:41:231:41:26

is this morning.

1:41:261:41:33

Good morning to you, how are things?

It is really cold here this morning,

1:41:331:41:38

as you might imagine. Some of those

weather warnings are still in place.

1:41:381:41:42

As you say, I am at the bottom of

Haldon Hill, the scene yesterday of

1:41:421:41:47

frantic snow ploughing and gritting

as the emergency plan was put into

1:41:471:41:53

place to get this road clear. You

might be behind me some of those

1:41:531:41:58

gritters are out again this morning,

on the bridge over there, trying to

1:41:581:42:03

keep things moving. Overnight we had

such a lot of snow. I will walk over

1:42:031:42:07

here to give you an idea. Inches and

inches fell here at this part of

1:42:071:42:11

Devon, and further away, about 30

miles from where I am now, you were

1:42:111:42:17

talking about those murderers who

were stranded on the A30, they even

1:42:171:42:22

bigger dump of snow to content with,

which made life very difficult for

1:42:221:42:26

some of them. They had to move to an

emergency centre overnight. Lizard

1:42:261:42:32

conditions, 70 or so they are now,

-- blizzard conditions. That road is

1:42:321:42:39

still shut and is unlikely to be

open for a couple of hours between

1:42:391:42:44

Exeter and Launceston. Nobody had to

stay in their vehicles overnight,

1:42:441:42:48

but they were moved to that rest

centre. Earlier I spoke to one of

1:42:481:42:52

the gentleman who has been involved

in keeping the roads in Devon open.

1:42:521:42:56

He was telling me the latest. It is

Sergeant Holly Taylor from Devon and

1:42:561:43:02

Cornwall police.

1:43:021:43:07

Although the A30 and other routes

are running well, conditions are

1:43:121:43:18

treacherous around that area.

As you

can hear, he was saying the routes

1:43:181:43:22

are treacherous and he was telling

me that once you get off these A

1:43:221:43:27

roads, it is really difficult to get

around. One thing which others are

1:43:271:43:30

keen to point out is that if you

have schoolchildren and they are

1:43:301:43:34

thinking about going to school this

morning, you might want to just

1:43:341:43:37

check, because hundreds of schools

here in Devon and in Cornwall and

1:43:371:43:41

parts of Wales are closed. It is

another snow day for some of them.

1:43:411:43:48

Thank you very much indeed, and you

can see why the snow would be

1:43:481:43:52

causing some problems.

1:43:521:43:57

Let's have a look elsewhere in the

UK this morning. This is Hull, a

1:43:571:44:02

little bit of snow on the rooftops,

but lovely. And we will go to

1:44:021:44:06

Glasgow, and I think somewhere... I

can't really see it. In the far

1:44:061:44:10

distance you can see snow on the

hills.

You have got good highs.

No

1:44:101:44:17

sign of the light stuff in Belfast.

Lovely, clear blue skies this

1:44:171:44:21

morning, which is what it is like

when we have the shots from Norfolk

1:44:211:44:25

as well. And we have reports that a

couple had just got married and they

1:44:251:44:31

had to spend the night in the rescue

centre.

They had their wedding

1:44:311:44:36

reception on Saturday night, and

they were trying to get the

1:44:361:44:39

Watergate Bay in Cornwall for their

honeymoon, and nobody knew it was

1:44:391:44:43

snowing. So they had their honeymoon

night in the rescue centre, on the

1:44:431:44:48

wooden floor in Oakhampton.

We might

speak to them later.

Hopefully we

1:44:481:44:53

can speak to them at a ten this

morning. -- 8:10am this morning.

1:44:531:44:59

Here's Sarah with a look

at this morning's weather.

1:45:011:45:08

It is soft powdery snow is so not

the best type of snow for making a

1:45:081:45:13

snowman and igloos and snowballs but

could the skiing on. If you have

1:45:131:45:18

been out there enjoying some of the

snow, you still have a lot of lying

1:45:181:45:22

snow out today but of course it is

causing quite a lot of disruption

1:45:221:45:26

too critical across the south-west

of England as well, where we had

1:45:261:45:29

about 20 centimetres of snow over

the past 24 hours. Today will be a

1:45:291:45:34

dry day across the country and

gradually through the week, the

1:45:341:45:38

dry day across the country and

gradually through the week, the

1:45:381:45:38

weather is set to

1:45:381:45:38

weather is set to turn a little bit

more mild. Temperatures will be on

1:45:381:45:41

the rise and after the dry start

there will be some rain on the way

1:45:411:45:46

later on in the week. For this

morning, most parts of the country

1:45:461:45:49

start the day on a dry but bitterly

cold note with a sharp frost and

1:45:491:45:53

some icy stretches. More cloud

across the far south of England and

1:45:531:45:57

some flurries this morning down

towards the Channel Isles but with

1:45:571:46:00

other places look dry. Blue sky and

sunshine but still feeling cold,

1:46:001:46:06

particularly across England and

Wales, quite the biting

1:46:061:46:09

north-easterly breeze around.

South-west England and Wales, they

1:46:091:46:12

have lost a heavy snow yesterday and

overnight so it is more dry that

1:46:121:46:18

some of the snow will tend to

thought and refreeze overnight.

1:46:181:46:22

Scotland and Northern Ireland are

having a decent sort of day, with

1:46:221:46:25

the lie to winds it will feel

pleasant in the sunshine but

1:46:251:46:30

temperatures not great -- lighter

winds. It was look older than what

1:46:301:46:36

it is where you have the

north-easterly wind. Less windy and

1:46:361:46:40

so further north in the Scotland and

Northern Ireland. Overnight, a

1:46:401:46:44

little more cloud filtering in,

particularly towards the east. For

1:46:441:46:48

East in England, not quite as cold

under the cloud but further north

1:46:481:46:52

and west, still clear skies and

light winds too the overnight

1:46:521:46:57

temperatures once again could be

subzero for many, perhaps -5 through

1:46:571:47:01

the central belt of Scotland. First

in Tuesday we are expecting once

1:47:011:47:05

again a really sharp frost, lots of

ice, some lying snow, and perhaps

1:47:051:47:10

freezing fog patches here and there.

Through the day on Tuesday, more

1:47:101:47:15

cloud across eastern parts of

England and it could bring one or

1:47:151:47:18

two rain shower with the parts of

Lincolnshire, Sussex, but they will

1:47:181:47:22

be hit and miss and much of the

country is having another dry day

1:47:221:47:26

with high pressure in charge. Plenty

of sunshine, a decent day for Wales,

1:47:261:47:30

north-west England, Northwest

Scotland as well. Still chilly but

1:47:301:47:34

certainly not as cold as it was

through the weekend. Likely to see

1:47:341:47:37

eight degrees or so on Tuesday

during the day, more cloud is

1:47:371:47:42

working in from the north-west

through Tuesday night, that is ahead

1:47:421:47:45

of a weather front living in, it is

set to bring in patchy rain to

1:47:451:47:50

Northern Ireland and the Scotland

through Tuesday night and on to the

1:47:501:47:53

day on Wednesday it looks like

England and Wales will stay largely

1:47:531:47:57

dry on Wednesday but the best of the

sunshine is probably towards the

1:47:571:48:01

south and the east so for most of us

temperatures by Wednesday will be

1:48:011:48:04

eight or nine degrees but we could

just about the double figures

1:48:041:48:08

pushing in through the day on

Wednesday. It is a sign of things to

1:48:081:48:12

come, it is turning more mild

through the week but the snow that

1:48:121:48:15

we have out there isn't going to

melt in a hurry, particularly where

1:48:151:48:19

we have had around 20 centimetres

towards the

1:48:191:48:21

we have had around 20 centimetres

towards the south-west.

Thank you,

1:48:211:48:23

Sarah, good news, even if there are

some trouble issues. Thank you for

1:48:231:48:29

the analysis of the snow also,

Sarah.

1:48:291:48:31

There are concerns the decline

of local papers could be fuelling

1:48:311:48:34

the rise of fake news.

1:48:341:48:35

Steph is looking at why.

1:48:351:48:37

Yes, good morning. This is to do

with the fact that the newspaper

1:48:371:48:42

industry has been in decline,

particularly the local papers, we

1:48:421:48:45

are not buying as many of them and

since 2005 200 local papers have

1:48:451:48:50

closed some of its concern about who

is filling the gap because people

1:48:501:48:54

still want local news and the

governed have launched a review to

1:48:541:48:57

look at how the industry has coped

with the decline and whether it is

1:48:571:49:02

the cause of fake news of this is

something I have been looking into,

1:49:021:49:05

I went to the Coventry Evening

Telegraph.

1:49:051:49:07

FILE: By 3:30, nearly 100,000 copies

of the paper have been printed.

1:49:071:49:10

For over 100 years,

the Coventry Evening Telegraph has

1:49:101:49:12

been a trusted source

of news in this city.

1:49:121:49:15

And only once in that time

have its presses stopped rolling -

1:49:151:49:18

when it was hit

by the Blitz in 1940.

1:49:181:49:21

At its peak, it had 600 staff

and sold 130,000 copies every day.

1:49:211:49:25

But things are different now.

1:49:251:49:31

In the last 12 years,

about 200 local papers have closed

1:49:311:49:34

and the reason is simple -

they are not making as much

1:49:341:49:37

money from advertising.

1:49:371:49:38

So back in 2007, about £3 billion

was coming into local

1:49:381:49:41

papers from ads.

1:49:411:49:41

By last year, it was

under £700 million.

1:49:411:49:44

The thing is, advertisers

are still spending, it's

1:49:441:49:46

just going elsewhere.

1:49:461:49:54

A lot of that money is going online

but it isn't going online

1:49:571:50:00

to online newspapers.

1:50:001:50:01

It is generally going to big

classified specialist sites

1:50:011:50:04

like Rightmove or Auto Trader,

it's also going to Google search

1:50:041:50:07

and in the last couple of years,

it's been going to Facebook,

1:50:071:50:10

big-time.

1:50:101:50:13

So this is one of the old presses.

1:50:131:50:15

It was state-of-the-art

when it was installed.

1:50:151:50:17

The editor of the Coventry Telegraph

says although newspaper sales

1:50:171:50:20

were down by a fifth last year,

more people than ever are reading

1:50:201:50:23

the work of its reporters.

1:50:231:50:25

We can see how the presses

were used in the past.

1:50:251:50:28

Obviously, all of this

kit is redundant now,

1:50:281:50:31

but the paper certainly

isn't, is it?

1:50:311:50:32

There's so much innovation going on.

1:50:321:50:33

No, no.

1:50:331:50:34

So we still publish three editions

a day, six days a week,

1:50:341:50:37

but also, our website

is absolutely thriving.

1:50:371:50:39

We reach a bigger audience now

across print and digital

1:50:391:50:42

than we have done in decades,

so nostalgia is great

1:50:421:50:44

but the world's changed,

we've changed with it,

1:50:441:50:47

and my reporters are as adept

as doing a Facebook Live

1:50:471:50:50

as they are at writing

400 words of copy.

1:50:501:50:55

This paper has moved on,

but does it matter if others close?

1:50:551:50:59

Well, the government is worried

the decline of local newspapers

1:50:591:51:01

could be fuelling the rise of fake

news and has launched a review

1:51:011:51:05

of the industry.

1:51:051:51:06

A recent study by Kings College

London found people in areas with no

1:51:061:51:09

local daily paper were less engaged

in local elections and had less

1:51:091:51:13

trust in local institutions.

1:51:131:51:14

So, how do the people of Coventry

get their local news?

1:51:141:51:17

Do you ever buy a local newspaper?

1:51:171:51:19

No, no, because it's really easier

to access everything

1:51:191:51:21

that is going on and, you know,

cross-checking everything

1:51:211:51:24

at the same time via my phone.

1:51:241:51:29

I have the local Telegraph

delivered every day.

1:51:291:51:32

If we need to find anything,

it's Google, Coventry Telegraph

1:51:321:51:35

comes straight on the app.

1:51:351:51:36

And it's news rather than having

to look at all of the adverts.

1:51:361:51:40

People still want local news,

but with the papers facing a fierce

1:51:401:51:44

battle for our attention online,

can they find the audience

1:51:441:51:46

and the advertisers

they need to make it pay?

1:51:461:51:49

Well, if they can't,

there's a chance we'll all be

1:51:491:51:51

poorer for it.

1:51:511:51:59

What a van! What is important to

point out is like the Coventry

1:52:051:52:10

Evening Telegraph there are lots of

local papers who were still doing a

1:52:101:52:14

lot online is that if you look at

the Manchester evening news they

1:52:141:52:18

sell 40,000 copies a day physically

but they have about 1 million people

1:52:181:52:22

who go online on the website. It is

important that the local papers find

1:52:221:52:25

a way to make money from that. That

is the issue. People still want

1:52:251:52:29

local news. Of course they do. It is

great for training, too. Thank you,

1:52:291:52:34

love.

1:52:341:52:35

Residents of 13 seaside chalets

teetering on the edge of cliffs

1:52:351:52:38

in Norfolk have been

evacuated from their homes

1:52:381:52:40

after parts of the fragile coastline

gave way during high winds and waves

1:52:401:52:44

over the weekend.

1:52:441:52:47

Our reporter Robby West

is there for us now.

1:52:471:52:49

Robby, have there been any

developments overnight?

1:52:491:52:57

Even more of the cliffs overnight

have disappeared, residents here are

1:52:591:53:03

worried that any moment their homes

could plunge into the ocean. If you

1:53:031:53:07

have a little look behind me, you

can really see what a fortnight of

1:53:071:53:12

strong winds, torrential rain and

rough seas have done to this

1:53:121:53:15

coastline, they have washed away a

lot of the natural defences that we

1:53:151:53:18

hear. I have been here all weekend

and the winds averaged 49 miles an

1:53:181:53:24

hour and the rate of three metres

high, I spent the weekend here

1:53:241:53:27

chatting to people, seeing the

evacuation efforts from the locals

1:53:271:53:30

and the emergency services.

1:53:301:53:31

Over the weekend as the tide

was drawing in, lifeboat crews

1:53:311:53:34

helped move people's furniture out.

1:53:341:53:36

Steven Chadwick knew he had

to go after seeing his

1:53:361:53:39

garden disappear overnight.

1:53:391:53:41

Yeah, just bought it for sea views,

the beautiful sea views,

1:53:411:53:45

and now the sea has taken it away.

1:53:451:53:48

Woke up this morning,

had a cup of coffee at 7:30

1:53:481:53:51

at the back door and I felt

like an earthquake and the cliff

1:53:511:53:55

just went.

1:53:551:53:55

I was in total shock, watching

people taking my house apart.

1:53:551:53:58

I don't think they'll

be here tomorrow.

1:53:581:54:03

Homeowners were evacuated

following a fortnight of high tide

1:54:031:54:05

and easterly winds that washed up

the coast's natural defences away.

1:54:051:54:08

The next morning,

the damage could be seen.

1:54:081:54:11

The council say 13 homes remain

in a precarious position

1:54:111:54:13

and are being expected

after each high tide.

1:54:131:54:16

These properties probably

won't be lived in again.

1:54:161:54:18

The damage caused there -

I was up there, as I say Friday,

1:54:181:54:21

and then Saturday the dune

what was there, there about a a six

1:54:211:54:25

metre dune, that is actually gone.

1:54:251:54:33

Paul Ray joined the lifeboat crews

after seeing his home.

1:54:331:54:36

He believes it is unsafe

for his wife and two dogs to return

1:54:361:54:39

to the house that they have lived

in the past eight years.

1:54:391:54:45

To look at, I think to myself

you know, that is my home

1:54:451:54:48

and I have lost it.

1:54:481:54:50

But obviously, I have got to look

on the positive side that I wasn't

1:54:501:54:53

in there last night,

haven't lost our lives or anything,

1:54:531:54:56

and everyone got us out

and looked after us very well,

1:54:561:54:59

so I have to move forward,

though I have lost my home.

1:54:591:55:02

Five years ago here in Hemsby,

three homes were washed away

1:55:021:55:05

following a storm surge.

1:55:051:55:07

This morning, people

will return, hoping history has

1:55:071:55:09

not repeated itself.

1:55:091:55:16

I'm joined by Jan from the county

council. What is in the response

1:55:161:55:22

from the council?

It has been an

excellent multi agency response, the

1:55:221:55:26

parish council here locally, the

borough council, the Yarmouth

1:55:261:55:30

council, and Norfolk County Council

working together to make sure the

1:55:301:55:34

lines are preserved and people are

looked after and cared for.

What are

1:55:341:55:38

you doing to the people whose homes

are at risk as the mark in the

1:55:381:55:42

immediate short term we are making

sure they are safe and that they

1:55:421:55:46

have their possessions.

In the

longer term, it is certainly an

1:55:461:55:50

ongoing debate about how communities

along the coast are protected.

We

1:55:501:55:55

spoke to the parish council this

morning who want to see the

1:55:551:55:58

government step in and help.

As I

say it is an ongoing debate. My

1:55:581:56:03

concern in terms of the emergency

response is to make sure that we

1:56:031:56:06

have plans in place to be able to

deal with an emergency when it

1:56:061:56:10

arises. What we had here was a

number of years of planning with the

1:56:101:56:14

local community to insure, and local

voluntary agencies, to ensure there

1:56:141:56:18

was a plan in place to ensure they

are evacuated in time before they

1:56:181:56:22

lost their homes. And it happened in

a very successful way.

Think if

1:56:221:56:26

joining us, Chan. More residents

will come back this morning to find

1:56:261:56:31

out what state they are in. They are

worried because it looks like it

1:56:311:56:35

could be the end of their homes.

Thank you, Robby, it has been lovely

1:56:351:56:40

to see the shot because you can see

it is a very beautiful part of the

1:56:401:56:45

coastline, you can see why people

want to live there but also the

1:56:451:56:48

power of those waves against the

cliffs as well. Huge chunks of the

1:56:481:56:52

cliff disappearing there over the

weekend. We will leave you with that

1:56:521:56:55

shot while we take you to the news,

travel and weather.

1:56:552:00:19

Bye for now.

2:00:192:00:22

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

2:00:272:00:31

Stranded - heavy snowfall traps

drivers for hours overnight on one

2:00:312:00:33

of the main routes through Devon -

more than 80 are sleeping

2:00:332:00:36

in an emergency shelter.

2:00:362:00:37

A 60 mile stretch

of the A30 is closed.

2:00:372:00:39

Yellow ice warnings are in place

across much of the country.

2:00:392:00:45

The severe weather is also having a

dramatic impact on Norfolk, where

2:00:462:00:49

parts of the coast have given way.

2:00:492:00:52

Sarah Keith Lucas will have

the latest forecast.

2:00:522:00:56

Another bitterly cold day today. And

although things are looking guy with

2:00:562:01:00

sunshine, we still keep the threat

of that lying snow and ice, things

2:01:002:01:05

eventually turning a bit milder

through the rest of this week. I

2:01:052:01:07

will bring you all the details in 15

minutes.

2:01:072:01:19

Good morning.

2:01:222:01:23

It's Monday 19th March.

2:01:232:01:24

Also this morning:

2:01:242:01:25

International

weapons inspectors are due in the UK

2:01:252:01:28

to examine the nerve agent used

to poison Russian ex-spy,

2:01:282:01:30

Sergei Skripal.

2:01:302:01:33

TV presenter Ant McPartlin

is arrested on suspicion

2:01:332:01:37

of drink-driving after a collision

involving three cars

2:01:372:01:39

in south-west London.

2:01:392:01:46

The decline of newspapers could be

causing a rise in fake news

2:01:462:01:55

according to the government. I will

have more.

2:01:552:01:58

In sport, Rory's back...

2:01:582:01:59

McIlroy wins the Arnold

Palmer Invitational,

2:01:592:02:00

seeing off the challenge

of Justin Rose and Tiger Woods

2:02:002:02:03

with the Masters just

a couple of weeks away.

2:02:032:02:05

And we've got a stellar line-up

of twinkle-toed performers

2:02:052:02:08

on the sofa this morning -

2:02:082:02:12

Alexandra Burke and Strictly's Kevin

and Karen Clifton will be here.

2:02:122:02:15

Good morning.

2:02:152:02:16

First, our main story.

2:02:162:02:17

More than 80 drivers have been

stranded overnight in Devon.

2:02:172:02:20

It's after a 64-mile

stretch of a major road

2:02:202:02:24

in south west England -

the A30 - was shut

2:02:242:02:26

because of heavy snow.

2:02:262:02:28

Police say conditions

are "changing rapidly

2:02:282:02:33

from passable to impossible" -

and officers are asking people

2:02:332:02:36

in Devon and Cornwall to delay

travelling until mid-morning

2:02:362:02:39

at the earliest.

2:02:392:02:39

Our reporter Sarah Ransome

is in Devon for us this morning.

2:02:392:02:45

We can see why the snow might be

causing problems.

Yes, overnight we

2:02:462:02:51

had several inches of snow, as you

can see behind me. We had heavy snow

2:02:512:02:57

for most of the day yesterday. Some

of the roads are now moving. You can

2:02:572:03:02

see the A38 behind me. Yesterday,

that was not possible for most of

2:03:022:03:06

the day, but now the snowploughs

have been out. But as you say, on

2:03:062:03:12

the A30 last night, when that heavy

snow came to the part which is shut

2:03:122:03:20

today, hundreds of motorists got

stuck. 80 or so had to spend the

2:03:202:03:24

night in a rest centre at

Okehampton. There are still there

2:03:242:03:29

this morning, being fed cups of tea

and breakfast while emergency

2:03:292:03:33

services and the snowploughs and

gritters are out trying to clear the

2:03:332:03:36

road. At the moment, 60 miles of

that road is shut because it is

2:03:362:03:40

simply in pass the ball because

there is so much snow and the

2:03:402:03:44

temperature is dropping and there is

a worry that it could to dice later.

2:03:442:03:49

The amber warning has gone today,

but there are still weather warnings

2:03:492:03:53

in force, and with temperatures

plummeting later, back to be a real

2:03:532:03:57

problem. Hundreds of schools are

shut across the patch, and we also

2:03:572:04:02

have hospitals putting out a request

for 4x4 drivers to volunteer to come

2:04:022:04:08

in to try and help ferry workers who

are stuck in outlying locations into

2:04:082:04:13

work this morning.

2:04:132:04:18

And we'll have a full weather report

for you in about 10 minutes.

2:04:182:04:23

There is a couple who were on the

way to their honeymoon and had to

2:04:232:04:26

spend the night in a rescue centre.

We will speak to them later.

I think

2:04:262:04:30

they are looking forward to their

proper honeymoon.

2:04:302:04:33

International chemical weapons

experts are due to arrive in the UK

2:04:332:04:37

later today to test the nerve agent

used to poison former

2:04:372:04:39

Russian spy Sergei Skripal

and his daughter Yulia.

2:04:392:04:44

President Putin says claims

that his country was behind

2:04:442:04:46

the attack are "nonsense"

but Boris Johnson claims Russia has

2:04:462:04:49

been stockpiling Novichok for years.

2:04:492:04:50

Tom Burridge is in Salisbury

this morning for us -

2:04:502:04:55

Tom, is the hope that once this has

been analysed in a couple of weeks'

2:04:562:05:00

time, we will know exactly where it

has come from?

That will be the hope

2:05:002:05:06

of the British government. Let's

talk through the time frame of Augis

2:05:062:05:09

the delegation from this

international watchdog for banned

2:05:092:05:13

chemical weapons arrived today in

Wiltshire. They will spend roughly a

2:05:132:05:18

week here, mostly at the Porton Down

military research facility. The idea

2:05:182:05:22

is then that samples of the nerve

agent used against Sergei and Yulia

2:05:222:05:26

Skripal which led them to be in a

critical condition on the bench area

2:05:262:05:29

behind me two weeks ago will be sent

abroad. We believe they will be sent

2:05:292:05:35

to as many as 20 laboratories in 16

countries. The testing will take two

2:05:352:05:39

weeks, so we could be waiting up to

three weeks for the conclusions of

2:05:392:05:43

the OPCW to come back. The key

question is if they can say anything

2:05:432:05:47

to back-up the government's claim

that the nerve agent used in the

2:05:472:05:51

attack was of a type developed in

Russia. It is worth noting that the

2:05:512:05:56

OPCW is an independent body and it

will want to stay out as much as

2:05:562:06:00

possible from the political and

diplomatic wrangling surrounding all

2:06:002:06:03

of this.

Tom, thank you.

2:06:032:06:06

Official results from Russia show

President Putin has been re-elected

2:06:062:06:10

with more than 76% of the vote.

2:06:102:06:12

But CCTV footage from a number

of polling stations appears to show

2:06:122:06:14

election officials stuffing boxes

with ballot papers.

2:06:142:06:16

Our correspondent Richard Galpin

is in Moscow for us this morning.

2:06:162:06:24

We hear some of the pictures are

obscured by the linens and things

2:06:282:06:34

like that. Richard, we knew it was

guaranteed that Putin would win this

2:06:342:06:38

election, but tell us how it was

conducted?

As you were saying, there

2:06:382:06:48

have been violations. Certainly, one

of the election watchdogs is saying

2:06:482:06:52

there were hundreds of violations in

different parts of the country.

2:06:522:06:56

These included all sorts of methods,

including stuffing ballot boxes.

2:06:562:07:02

There is video showing a couple of

women trying surreptitiously to

2:07:022:07:06

stuff the ballot is into boxes in

one area. That was repeated in a

2:07:062:07:10

number of locations. There was also

a case of someone who had been dead

2:07:102:07:16

for 14 years apparently still

appearing on the electoral roll and

2:07:162:07:19

apparently still voting. And most

seriously in terms of numbers, there

2:07:192:07:26

were lots of reports of people,

particularly those working for state

2:07:262:07:30

institutions and companies, being

forced to vote and proving it to

2:07:302:07:35

their employers by taking selfies

inside the polling stations.

I am

2:07:352:07:41

sure more will be investigated over

the coming days. Thank you to

2:07:412:07:46

Richard Galpin in starry Moscow. If

you look at the papers this morning,

2:07:462:07:49

you have the Mirror Andy Sun.

2:07:492:07:56

The television presenter,

Ant McPartlin, has been arrested

2:07:562:07:58

on suspicion of drink-driving.

2:07:582:08:02

It is also on the front page of the

Express.

2:08:022:08:04

Our Arts and Entertainment

Correspondent Colin Paterson

2:08:042:08:09

is here.

2:08:092:08:11

What do we know

about what's happened?

2:08:112:08:14

This happened before four o'clock

yesterday afternoon in south-west

2:08:142:08:20

London. Ant McPartlin's mini was

seen careering into another minute

2:08:202:08:22

and then bouncing onto a BMW. The

police told us 842-year-old man was

2:08:222:08:27

arrested on suspicion of drunk

driving having failed a breathalyser

2:08:272:08:30

test at the side of the road. People

were treated on the scene for

2:08:302:08:34

medical issues and a girl we believe

to be three was taken to hospital

2:08:342:08:38

for an examination. But many said

that in the car with Ant was his

2:08:382:08:45

mother and his dog.

We know he had

been having issues, it's fair to

2:08:452:08:49

say.

Last year, he went into rehab.

It was sad at the time that this was

2:08:492:08:54

the painkiller addiction, but this

is a guy who on Saturday night

2:08:542:08:59

presented Saturday night takeaway on

ITV. The show came back last month

2:08:592:09:01

and they are at the peak of their

game professionally. The 100th

2:09:012:09:04

episode of that show was watched by

9 million people. In three weeks'

2:09:042:09:09

time, the finale of that series,

Saturday night takeaway, they are

2:09:092:09:13

supposed to be going to Florida and

taking over the universal theme

2:09:132:09:16

park, so it will be interesting to

see if that happens.

Colin, thank

2:09:162:09:20

you.

2:09:202:09:21

A British woman has been

killed in northern Syria

2:09:212:09:24

while fighting alongside

Kurdish forces.

2:09:242:09:28

It's understood that Anna Campbell -

who was 26 and from

2:09:282:09:31

Lewes in East Sussex -

died in the town of Afrin,

2:09:312:09:33

which has been the target

of a Turkish offensive.

2:09:332:09:36

Her father has told the BBC

she was idealistic and knew

2:09:362:09:38

she was putting her life at risk.

2:09:382:09:40

Our correspondent

Emma Vardy reports.

2:09:402:09:43

The Gambling Commission is to

recommend that the government

2:09:472:09:49

reduced the maximum stake on fixed

odds betting terminals to £30 or

2:09:492:09:53

less. Bookmakers claimed that if the

gambling watchdogs have stuck to its

2:09:532:09:57

original limit of just £2, it could

have caused hundreds of betting

2:09:572:10:00

shops to close and thousands of jobs

to be lost.

2:10:002:10:05

Almost 1,000 tiny sausage dogs

and their owners went dashing

2:10:052:10:07

through Greenwich Park

in London over the weekend.

2:10:072:10:11

A record number

2:10:112:10:18

of dachshunds and their owners took

to the great outdoors

2:10:182:10:20

despite the freezing

temperatures to take part

2:10:202:10:24

in the third ever Sausagefest,

which was created to

2:10:242:10:26

celebrate the breed.

2:10:262:10:34

Thanks for joining us.

2:10:342:10:41

Scientists have announced

a significant breakthrough

2:10:412:10:42

in the treatment of

multiple sclerosis.

2:10:422:10:45

Results from a decade-long

international trial have shown

2:10:452:10:46

a stem cell transplant can halt

the disease and improve symptoms.

2:10:462:10:50

The disabling condition affects

about 100,000 people in the UK.

2:10:502:10:52

Doctors in Sheffield

who were part of the study,

2:10:522:10:54

say the new treatment is a "game

changer" for many patients.

2:10:542:10:57

Our medical correspondent has this

report.

2:10:572:10:58

This was Louise Willetts in 2015,

undergoing her stem cell

2:10:582:11:00

transplant in Sheffield.

2:11:002:11:05

The treatment involves

chemotherapy to knock

2:11:052:11:12

out her faulty immune system,

and then a transplant

2:11:122:11:14

of these healthy stem cells,

taken from her bone marrow,

2:11:142:11:16

which rebuilds her immune system.

2:11:162:11:20

It's transformed her health

2:11:202:11:23

From being in a wheelchair

during her worst relapse,

2:11:232:11:25

she is now symptom-free.

2:11:252:11:29

It does feel like a miracle.

2:11:292:11:35

I almost have to pinch myself

and think, is this real?

2:11:352:11:38

Is it really gone, is it

ever going to come back?

2:11:382:11:41

I don't live in fear any more,

so I actually live every day the way

2:11:412:11:44

that I want to live it,

rather than around my MS.

2:11:442:11:47

Around 100,000 people in the UK

have MS, which attacks

2:11:472:11:49

the brain and spinal cord.

2:11:492:11:51

In an international trial

of around 100 patients,

2:11:512:11:52

those who had a transplant not only

experienced a reduction

2:11:522:11:55

in their disability,

they were ten times less likely

2:11:552:11:57

to see their treatment fail

after three years compared

2:11:572:12:00

to those who received drugs.

2:12:002:12:03

The stem cell transplant involves

a one-off cost of £30,000,

2:12:032:12:06

no more expensive than the yearly

cost of some drugs.

2:12:062:12:14

It is a gruelling treatment, and not

suitable for all MS patients,

2:12:142:12:18

but Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire

Hospital, part of the international

2:12:182:12:23

trial, said it was a game-changer,

and it hoped many more MS patients

2:12:232:12:26

would receive a transplant.

2:12:262:12:34

Let's talk about this more with the

director of MS research.

Tell us

2:12:392:12:47

about what they found and how

significant it is?

This is a really

2:12:472:12:53

impressive results of this study.

They found that people with active

2:12:532:12:59

MS, highly active relapsing

remitting MS who experience frequent

2:12:592:13:03

attacks, responded well to this

treatment. These were people who

2:13:032:13:09

have not responded to some of the

treatments that are already out

2:13:092:13:12

there, so it's really encouraging

that in the near future, this is

2:13:122:13:15

likely to be a treatment that is

available to people with MS on the

2:13:152:13:19

NHS as a possible choice if you meet

the criteria.

Janet, tell us about

2:13:192:13:24

your diagnosis and how this has

affected you.

I was diagnosed really

2:13:242:13:29

suddenly in 2015. At the time I was

48 and it was really sudden. I had a

2:13:292:13:38

huge relapse that put me in hospital

and that was when I was diagnosed

2:13:382:13:41

within the space of a week. Then my

life went from running my own

2:13:412:13:46

business, working 12 to 14 hours a

day every day to just not being able

2:13:462:13:50

to do anything. And that has pretty

much been how it has gone. It has

2:13:502:13:55

progressed really fast. There is a

disability scale. They measure your

2:13:552:14:02

disability from zero to ten, zero

being the disability and ten being

2:14:022:14:05

dead, and I went from one to six and

a half in the space of a year.

And

2:14:052:14:09

you have had stem cell therapy, but

not in this country?

Yeah. Sorry to

2:14:092:14:16

correct you, but it is actually the

transplant. Had Moscow last year in

2:14:162:14:23

July. I could have had it on the

NHS, but I couldn't wait because I

2:14:232:14:29

was progressing so quickly. I

couldn't wait for it to be done in

2:14:292:14:33

the UK, so I went to Moscow and had

it done there. The chemotherapy is

2:14:332:14:39

what does the job. They have missed

your stem cells from your blood. The

2:14:392:14:46

chemotherapy is like an IT reboot,

so they switch off your immune

2:14:462:14:50

system and then switch it on again.

The chemo switches it off, and the

2:14:502:14:55

stem cells speed up the recovery and

the chemo kills the immune system

2:14:552:15:00

first.

Ignorant question - is that

the same treatment that would be

2:15:002:15:04

available in this country now?

2:15:042:15:10

It has not been routinely

considerate as treatment in the UK.

2:15:112:15:17

It is a very aggressive therapy and

there are side effects that need to

2:15:172:15:21

be considered. So it is great that

it soon will be considered wittingly

2:15:212:15:25

but still for people with very

active and highly aggressive MS, we

2:15:252:15:32

would encourage people to think

about treatment options and how it

2:15:322:15:38

fits in with all the therapies

available.

Getting a diagnosis of MS

2:15:382:15:42

can be pretty devastating.

Absolutely, it is life changing.

2:15:422:15:48

From being fit and well and living

your life you suddenly have

2:15:482:15:54

limitations you did not expect and

it because it is the central nervous

2:15:542:15:59

system, it affects everything from

mobility which is obvious to brain

2:15:592:16:05

fog, fatigue. All manner of things.

Speech, swallowing, cognitive

2:16:052:16:12

ability, absolutely every part of

you.

And what was the difference

2:16:122:16:15

before and after the treatment?

I'm

about eight months posttransplant

2:16:152:16:20

and it is slow. My brain fog lifted

after the first dose of chemotherapy

2:16:202:16:26

so I am much more with it. If I am

tired it comes back a little bit but

2:16:262:16:32

generally I am more alert and

cognitive skills are better.

For

2:16:322:16:38

people watching this morning you are

saying that this treatment, how soon

2:16:382:16:42

could be available?

It is already

available in some centres but not

2:16:422:16:49

considered as, it will be considered

as a third line treatment over the

2:16:492:16:53

next couple of months. That means

people who have not responded to

2:16:532:16:58

other treatments available. So it is

a very aggressive treatment and I

2:16:582:17:05

think Janet and I spoke for the show

and it is quite tough to go through.

2:17:052:17:12

It is but I would say from the

perspective of the patient I did not

2:17:122:17:17

get the treatment until I was at

this massive level of disability. If

2:17:172:17:24

I had had a similar I would not be

fighting the same disabilities

2:17:242:17:26

because it is designed to hold the

progression of the disease. If you

2:17:262:17:32

hold it soon before you get disabled

then you have a better chance. But

2:17:322:17:38

now I'm fighting disability that I

already had existing.

So people who

2:17:382:17:45

this could help, would they be aware

of that?

There's a lot of great

2:17:452:17:52

information on the website. We are

working with health care

2:17:522:17:55

professionals around the UK, trying

to encourage people with MS to be

2:17:552:17:59

really informed about treatment

options.

I found most of my

2:17:592:18:03

information from this group groups,

there strong network of faith group

2:18:032:18:13

books for the UK which all share and

help the charity.

You're obviously

2:18:132:18:20

incredibly well informed and also

explain it very well. Thank you both

2:18:202:18:23

very much. A very busy morning in

terms of the weather. Some big

2:18:232:18:33

issues in Devon and south-west

England.

2:18:332:18:36

Here's Sarah with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:18:362:18:40

We had a lot of heavy snow, up to 20

centimetres across parts of the

2:18:402:18:46

South West of England. And some

really icy conditions. So the

2:18:462:18:50

weather continues to cause some

disruption to date but the good news

2:18:502:18:54

is that the cold spell is easing.

Today we expect a dry day and over

2:18:542:18:59

the next few days temperatures

rising. This week of course we have

2:18:592:19:02

the spring equinox, tomorrow, and

temperatures just edging closer to

2:19:022:19:07

where they should be for the time of

year. And after that cold start to

2:19:072:19:12

the week a bit of rain arriving

later in the week. For this morning

2:19:122:19:16

many of us dry, a bit more cloud

around across southern England

2:19:162:19:21

bringing in the odd flurry of snow.

But some blue skies and sunshine

2:19:212:19:27

elsewhere although it is going to be

feeling bitterly cold especially

2:19:272:19:29

where you are exposed to that risk

North easterly wind across England

2:19:292:19:35

and Wales. For the south-west of

England and Wales a lot of lying

2:19:352:19:42

snow still around. Heading north

across the country largely dry for

2:19:422:19:46

Northern Ireland and Scotland and to

the north-west feeling relatively

2:19:462:19:51

pleasant in those lighter winds.

2:19:512:19:57

the north-west feeling relatively

pleasant in those lighter winds.

2:19:572:20:01

Temperatures still not great for the

time of year this afternoon. Well

2:20:012:20:05

below what we would expect for the

time of year. Nearing the end of

2:20:052:20:09

March. But moving through into the

evening with the somewhat cloud

2:20:092:20:14

heading in across England and Wales.

Scotland and Northern Ireland

2:20:142:20:17

keeping those clear skies tonight

and temperatures falling, as low as

2:20:172:20:25

-5 tonight through the central Alps

of Scotland. And for many of us

2:20:252:20:32

temperatures below freezing. And

some really icy conditions likely as

2:20:322:20:36

well on Tuesday morning. Some

freezing fog patches possible in the

2:20:362:20:41

West. Tuesday not a bad day with

high pressure in charge. A bit more

2:20:412:20:46

cloud around so some showers for

Lincolnshire, down towards Sussex.

2:20:462:20:51

Most other parts of the country

looking dry with some sunshine

2:20:512:20:55

towards the West. Not raising the

temperature is in too much of a

2:20:552:21:00

hurry but we could get eight, 9

degrees. Then towards the middle of

2:21:002:21:03

the week we have more of an Atlantic

influence, so the wind coming from

2:21:032:21:09

the West. More cloud across Scotland

and Northern Ireland through into

2:21:092:21:14

Wednesday morning. A bit more patchy

rain arriving across Scotland and

2:21:142:21:18

Northern Ireland. That lasts on and

off through the day on Wednesday.

2:21:182:21:23

The best of any sunshine towards the

south and east. A few places could

2:21:232:21:27

just about creep into double

figures. So ending the week on a

2:21:272:21:32

much milder note.

2:21:322:21:35

figures. So ending the week on a

much milder note.

2:21:352:21:38

Thank you very much. And the weather

has caused some issues in the

2:21:382:21:44

south-west of England. We will tell

you about one of those issues and

2:21:442:21:47

one couple very much affected by

this.

2:21:472:21:56

80 motorists

were stranded overnight in Devon.

2:21:572:22:00

Many had to abandon their cars

and stay the night in a college.

2:22:002:22:04

One couple who had to stay

there is John and Sara Lund -

2:22:042:22:07

they got married on Saturday

and were on the way

2:22:072:22:09

to their honeymoon in Cornwall.

2:22:092:22:13

Congratulations on getting married.

How did you end up where you are

2:22:132:22:17

now?

Well we were heading out to

Newquay for what would've been very

2:22:172:22:24

luxurious honeymoon in a beautiful

bridal suite but we got caught up

2:22:242:22:33

just outside Okehampton. But the

lovely people at Devon County

2:22:332:22:39

Council looked after us very well.

Obviously not what you imagined at

2:22:392:22:45

all to spend one of your first

married delights in this kind of

2:22:452:22:49

environment expect I did not imagine

snow in March to be honest with you

2:22:492:22:55

and certainly not expecting to spend

our first night in a school college.

2:22:552:23:02

Tell us a bit about the wedding

itself, did you know that it was

2:23:022:23:06

snowing outside?

On Saturday we had

some flurries of snow and it was

2:23:062:23:14

lovely and then on Sunday it was a

blanket of snow. But we were

2:23:142:23:18

thinking we will be OK. Bristol was

fine, not too much around. And then

2:23:182:23:24

you got

2:23:242:23:29

you got onto the A30 and it was

quite bad. We got to a junction and

2:23:292:23:33

we were able to get off but I know a

lot of people are still stranded.

I

2:23:332:23:37

love the idea that you just got

married and your in the car, tell us

2:23:372:23:42

about your decision to get out and

walk.

I do not think we had a great

2:23:422:23:49

deal of choice. We were amongst the

lucky ones, we could see a pub in

2:23:492:23:54

the corner of our eyes and that is

what got us out of the car.

And you

2:23:542:23:58

had this great plan, bridal suite,

we are well looked after, did people

2:23:582:24:05

realise that you were newlyweds and

bring you a few biscuits!

I had a

2:24:052:24:13

second sugar in my tea. But everyone

has looked after us wonderfully. We

2:24:132:24:18

have a lot of volunteers as well as

the good people of Devon County

2:24:182:24:23

Council and I think our Storey

helped to keep morale

2:24:232:24:34

helped to keep morale high top.

And

when you think you will get to the

2:24:342:24:39

honeymoon destination?

Well I think

the A30 is now we're pulling so we

2:24:392:24:47

are going to keep on trying to awake

down there.

Will you get an extra

2:24:472:24:52

day now you have appeared on

television!

Well we can speak to the

2:24:522:24:59

hotel about that. We are there for

three nights. So let's hope we can

2:24:592:25:05

get the rest of that time.

Best of

luck to you both and thank you for

2:25:052:25:09

your good-humoured and many

congratulations. You're never to

2:25:092:25:12

forget where you spent the first

night. Congratulations. John and

2:25:122:25:23

Sarah, ever married over the weekend

and had great plans, a beautiful

2:25:232:25:29

bridal suite and instead on a floor

with 80 other people near

2:25:292:25:35

Okehampton. Well we have been joined

now by our next guest. Hello,

2:25:352:25:46

everybody.

We have all been so

quiet!

UK non-when we were speaking,

2:25:512:25:58

the wonderful world of television.

Hiding down here!

2:25:582:26:11

Hiding down here! Tracey, are you

all right? Lovely to see you all.

2:26:132:26:18

Thank you. And in the next few

minutes we will be talking about

2:26:182:26:24

your projects. You are going back on

shore.

And you have a new album out.

2:26:242:26:29

I'm going on tour in December so

there is a lot going on.

The

2:26:292:26:35

Strictly family this morning. We

will chat in a minute.

2:26:352:26:45

will chat in a minute.

Tracy likes

to stay incognito!

2:26:452:26:52

to stay incognito!

Time for the

news, travel and weather where you

2:26:522:26:55

are.

I

2:26:552:30:18

newsroom in half an hour.

2:30:182:30:21

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin

2:30:252:30:30

Here's a summary of

this morning's main

2:30:302:30:32

stories from BBC News.

2:30:322:30:34

More than 80 drivers have been

stranded overnight on a major

2:30:342:30:36

road in south west England

- the A30.

2:30:362:30:41

Within the last half hour

that road has re-opened.

2:30:412:30:45

A 64-mile stretch had to be shut

for the night after heavy

2:30:452:30:48

snow fell in the area,

making many roads impassable.

2:30:482:30:52

Devon and Cornwall Police are urging

people not to travel

2:30:522:30:55

until later on this morning.

2:30:552:30:57

And we'll have a full weather report

for you in about 10 minutes.

2:30:572:31:03

International chemical weapons

experts are due to arrive

2:31:032:31:05

in the UK later today to test

the nerve agent used to poison

2:31:052:31:08

former Russian spy Sergei Skripal

and his daughter Yulia.

2:31:082:31:11

President Putin says

claims his country was behind

2:31:112:31:12

the attack are "nonsense",

but Boris Johnson claims Russia has

2:31:122:31:15

been stockpiling Novichok for years.

2:31:152:31:16

Test results could be seen

in around two weeks' time.

2:31:162:31:24

Official results from Russia show

President Putin has been

2:31:282:31:30

re-elected with more than 76 percent

of the vote.

2:31:302:31:35

He told a victory rally that

Russia must maintain unity

2:31:352:31:41

following his landslide win,

but CCTV footage from a number

2:31:412:31:44

of polling stations appears to show

election officials stuffing boxes

2:31:442:31:46

with ballot papers.

2:31:462:31:53

The television presenter

Ant McPartlin has been arrested

2:31:532:31:55

on suspicion of drink driving.

2:31:552:31:57

Police say they were called

to reports of a collision involving

2:31:572:31:59

three cars in south-west

London yesterday afternoon.

2:31:592:32:01

A child passenger in one of them was

taken to hospital as a precaution.

2:32:012:32:06

In a statement, Scotland Yard said

a 42-year-old man was arrested

2:32:062:32:09

at the scene after failing

a breathalyser test.

2:32:092:32:17

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, has died at

the age of 80. The cardinal who

2:32:232:32:30

resigned in 2013

2:32:302:32:37

resigned in 2013 after admitting

sexual misconduct. Was injured

2:32:372:32:41

recently in a fall.

2:32:412:32:44

A British woman has been

killed in northern Syria,

2:32:442:32:47

fighting alongside Kurdish forces.

2:32:472:32:48

It's understood that Anna Campbell -

who was 26 and from Lewes

2:32:482:32:50

in East Sussex - died

in the town of Afrin,

2:32:502:32:53

which has been the target

of a Turkish offensive.

2:32:532:32:55

Her father has told the BBC

she was idealistic, and knew

2:32:552:32:58

she was putting her life at risk.

2:32:582:33:00

Scientists have

announced a significant

2:33:002:33:01

breakthrough in the treatment

of Multiple Sclerosis.?

2:33:012:33:07

Results from a decade-long

international trial have shown

2:33:072:33:09

a stem cell transplant can halt

the disease and improve symptoms.

2:33:092:33:12

The disabling condition affects

about 100,000 people

2:33:122:33:16

in the UK.?Doctors in Sheffield,

who were part of the study,

2:33:162:33:18

say the new treatment is a "game

changer" for many patients.

2:33:182:33:23

That brings you up to date.

2:33:232:33:27

Coming up on Breakfast

this morning...

2:33:272:33:33

Strictly's Kevin

and Karen Clifton will be

2:33:332:33:37

here to tell us how they're stronger

than ever professionally,

2:33:372:33:40

despite their recent split.

2:33:402:33:42

These homes in Norfolk are in danger

of falling in to the sea -

2:33:422:33:45

we'll be live there a bit later on.

2:33:452:33:53

Can you believe it's

10 years since Alexandra Burke won

2:33:542:33:56

the X Factor?

2:33:562:33:57

She'll join us a little later

to talk about the happiness

2:33:572:34:00

and sadness of the last few years.

2:34:002:34:05

All that still to come.

2:34:052:34:09

And we had our lovely Tracy lying

down. What we didn't realise is her

2:34:092:34:19

feet were sticking out. She does not

want to appear on television.

They

2:34:192:34:26

made other debut.

2:34:262:34:36

made other debut.

Rory McIlroy has

had to take himself away and

2:34:362:34:40

reassess and every time the Masters

come around, it is the Major that

2:34:402:34:45

has eluded him.

He looked great over

the weekend.

The last couple of

2:34:452:34:49

years he has been coming into the

Masters not looking like he is in

2:34:492:34:52

contention. But this time he is

favourite to win. He often is.

2:34:522:34:58

Whether or not he is on form.

Like

Tiger Woods, he played well again.

2:34:582:35:04

He is third favourite.

Yes. Rory

McIlroy won thenald palmer invite

2:35:042:35:16

Tacingal in Florida.

2:35:162:35:21

Tiger Woods rejuvination continued,

the 14 time major winner

2:35:232:35:28

was tied for 5th, 8 behind McIlroy.

2:35:282:35:31

All these barriers you have to

overcome, whether it is physical or

2:35:312:35:36

mental, it is huge for my confidence

going into the next few weeks. I

2:35:362:35:40

kept saying I didn't need a win

going into Augusta. I just wanted to

2:35:402:35:46

see signs of good golf. Thankfully I

got both today.

2:35:462:35:54

Another Brit returning

to form was Laura Davies.

2:35:542:35:56

She finished tied for second

at the Founders Cup in Phoenix.

2:35:562:36:00

It's her best finish

on the LPGA tour since 2007.

2:36:002:36:01

She said maybe now people will stop

asking her when she'll retire

2:36:012:36:04

Chelsea will face Southampton

in the semi-finals of the FA Cup,

2:36:042:36:07

coming through 2-1 against Leicester

after extra time.

2:36:072:36:09

It was Pedro's goal

that sealed Chelsea's

2:36:092:36:10

spot in the final four -

it's their 10th FA Cup

2:36:102:36:13

semi-final in 18 years,

and their only realistic chance

2:36:132:36:15

of winning a trophy this season.

2:36:152:36:20

Mark Hughes had a good first game

in charge of Southampton

2:36:202:36:23

as they beat League One side

Wigan 2-0 to reach the FA

2:36:232:36:26

Cup Semi-Finals.

2:36:262:36:27

Defender Cedric Soares scored

their second in stoppage time.

2:36:272:36:32

Roger Federer's incredible run

at the start of this year

2:36:322:36:34

has come to an end -

he was beaten in the final

2:36:342:36:37

of the Indian Wells Masters

by Juan Martin del Potro.

2:36:372:36:40

It's the Argentine's second

tournament win in a row.

2:36:402:36:42

The former US Open champion had

to save three match points,

2:36:422:36:45

before becoming the first person

this year to beat

2:36:452:36:47

the World Number One.

2:36:472:36:48

Naomi Osaka won the

women's competition

2:36:482:36:55

They were in action, Andy Murray,

who was fast asleep in bed when this

2:36:552:37:00

happened. Take a look. This is for

Sport Relief. You can watch it on

2:37:002:37:06

Saturday night. He breaks into

people's bedrooms, Michael McIntyre

2:37:062:37:12

and he wakes them up. But this time

the victim was expecting him.

2:37:122:37:21

Welcome to the Sport Relief midnight

game show.

BLEEP.

Sir Andy Murray.

2:37:212:37:29

Sir Andy Murray is the victim and

look at the crew. They're all there.

2:37:292:37:34

Tennis gear. Head bands on. There is

Peppa Pig's dad coming in to play

2:37:342:37:42

his part in what must have been a

surreal experience. You think you're

2:37:422:37:48

having the most bonkers dream ever.

Hang on there is a TV Kara and a

2:37:482:37:56

person -- camera and a pig.

Not many

A-listers would take that in such

2:37:562:38:03

good spirit.

He could have been out

with a golf club under the bed.

Or a

2:38:032:38:14

tennis racket!

Thank you very much.

You can see the full piece of that

2:38:142:38:21

available on Friday.

We did see him

wearing panda print pajamas after

2:38:212:38:35

his injury. Your knowledge of

pajamas is incredible.

Sport Relief

2:38:352:38:42

is on all week.

We are doing some

rowing - BBC against

ITV. Yo said if

2:38:422:38:53

I lose I'm not allowed back on.

I

know how much you want to win.

2:38:532:39:00

Next - a dancing duo who've

starred in five Strictly

2:39:002:39:02

finals between them.

2:39:022:39:03

Karen and Kevin Clifton have danced

with singers, actors, chefs -

2:39:032:39:06

and even the odd BBC presenter.

2:39:062:39:07

Now they're bringing

their own brand of ballroom

2:39:072:39:12

and Latin to a stage near you.

2:39:122:39:13

Let's take a look at them in action.

2:39:132:39:21

# Now you're in New York...

2:39:452:39:55

I'm just tidying up.

Kevin and Karen

are here. Sorry about the surprise

2:40:122:40:17

earlier. How are you both doing.

Good, thank you.

Doing great.

2:40:172:40:23

Getting excited for our tour that we

open May 22nd and we are going into

2:40:232:40:28

rehearsals, looking for new dancers

at the moment. We are scouring the

2:40:282:40:33

world for new talent.

Are you

available on Thursday?

Fortunately

2:40:332:40:39

not.

We are looking for a tall guy.

I'm sure I can find someone. It has

2:40:392:40:46

been a strange time, because you

know let's get the elephant in the

2:40:462:40:50

room out there, during the series

there was speculation about what was

2:40:502:40:54

happening in your marriage. You

spoke on Friday on the radio with

2:40:542:41:00

Chris Evans about where you are now

and you're together but not

2:41:002:41:02

together. Is that the best way of

putting it?

Yes, because there has

2:41:022:41:07

been so much speculation it is best

to be honest with everyone and not

2:41:072:41:13

be scared. Privately our situation

has changed. Professionally, we are

2:41:132:41:16

still dancing together and stronger

than ever. I say, I said, dancing's

2:41:162:41:24

the glue that keeps us together and

it is how we met and we are still

2:41:242:41:28

excited about going on tour.

We have

been even more creative now and it

2:41:282:41:34

has given us a freedom to explore

and this tour is something that we

2:41:342:41:40

have been dreaming about for a lot

of years and last year's tour was

2:41:402:41:45

fantastic and we had such great

feedback. This year we are bringing

2:41:452:41:49

in new dancers and singers and our

orchestra and choreography and it is

2:41:492:41:55

about all of our inspirations and

what's shaped us to become the

2:41:552:41:58

dancers that we are today.

Of

course, it brings a different

2:41:582:42:03

dynamic to it and presumably in your

choreography, maybe not in a bad

2:42:032:42:07

way.

I think this is what we were

talking about the other day, since

2:42:072:42:12

we have been up front about

everything, it unlocks this new

2:42:122:42:17

creativity. There is all the new

ideas, as performer you want to come

2:42:172:42:22

from a place of truth. It has

unlocked this new stuff.

It has not

2:42:222:42:28

changed our chemistry and our

passion on the dance floor. We are

2:42:282:42:31

still best friends and we care about

each other and respect each other as

2:42:312:42:37

performers, this guys amazing. I

can't believe sometimes I was

2:42:372:42:42

dapsing with him -- dancing with

him. The energy we want to bring and

2:42:422:42:45

it is for our fans as well. They

have always supported us and it is

2:42:452:42:51

great to hear their feedback and see

them coming to support us.

Do you

2:42:512:42:57

know whether you will be doing

Strictly this year? When do you find

2:42:572:43:02

out.

We don't know yet. We sit by

the phone. Hoping we are going to

2:43:022:43:07

get that call. We would both love to

be back. We both adore being on

2:43:072:43:13

Strictly. We love it. It is a

massive part of our lyes and we owe

2:43:132:43:18

so much to Strictly. We know we

wouldn't get to do things like this

2:43:182:43:23

tour without Strictly and putting

dancing on the platform it is on

2:43:232:43:27

now. We love the show and we want to

get that call. I'm hoping you might

2:43:272:43:33

get that call as well. Is that

something... ?

I asked Dan about

2:43:332:43:38

these rumours that were in the

papers, that you and a presenter on

2:43:382:43:46

another side might be having a dance

off.

It's not going to happen.

We

2:43:462:43:51

are good coaches if you need help.

Thank you for the offer.

That is

2:43:512:43:59

interesting, because I assumed that

you would know whether you are on

2:43:592:44:05

the programme. You can't do snig.

We

leave that half of the year free.

2:44:052:44:11

When you heard about Brendan not

being part of that, was that a shock

2:44:112:44:15

to you? Did that come out earlier

than it should have done?

I have no

2:44:152:44:20

idea. I don't know how they work.

Maybe the fact that Brendan has been

2:44:202:44:25

on the show for so long they talked

it out. I don't know how it works.

2:44:252:44:30

But Brendan has been there since

series one, and him and Anton were

2:44:302:44:36

like our parents on the show! Any

time we needed advice we would go to

2:44:362:44:41

one of them. He will be hissed. But

I'm sure -- he will be missed.

And

2:44:412:44:50

they have had a baby.

I have seen

you two out and about, the impact

2:44:502:44:55

that Strictly had on the public and

the dancing public. It has

2:44:552:44:59

encouraged so many people to get

involved.

It is a beautiful thing

2:44:592:45:04

and it is such a family show and

inspires people and kids from all

2:45:042:45:10

ages and adults and everyone wanting

to dance and everyone being so

2:45:102:45:14

knowledgeable about dancing. That is

fantastic and it means a lot to us

2:45:142:45:18

that a family can get together on a

Saturday night and watch dancing and

2:45:182:45:22

learn it and want to be part of it.

We get a lot of messages from

2:45:222:45:28

children, it is my first competition

or people going to dance classes. I

2:45:282:45:33

think it is healthy and fun.

2:45:332:45:42

Are any of the Strictly guys helping

out with your tour?

It'll be

2:45:422:45:46

massive. Six extra dancers. We have

the creative director of Strictly

2:45:462:45:55

directing the show. That's really

big for us. It's Jason. He's kind of

2:45:552:46:00

the best in the world.

He is the

best in the world!

Absolutely, the

2:46:002:46:07

best. That's exciting. We are in

talks with one of the other

2:46:072:46:12

professionals from Strictly, so

we're waiting to see, but it looks

2:46:122:46:16

like it might happen. But nothing

has been signed yet, so I cannot

2:46:162:46:20

say.

We are looking for two extra

dancers to join our cast. Maybe they

2:46:202:46:24

are out there.

Maybe you two.

We can

do the time warp.

2:46:242:46:31

You and Susannah were fantastic. I'm

sure she would do it.

2:46:312:46:36

When does it start?

22nd of May, in

Northampton, it runs until the end

2:46:362:46:44

of July, and it finishes in Dublin.

And you go to Grimsby.

Twice.

You

2:46:442:46:50

cannot be Kevin from Grimsby without

going to Grimsby.

2:46:502:46:52

Thanks for coming in and talking to

us. Really appreciate it.

2:46:522:46:58

Let's check out the weather. Dancing

indoors would be your thing, right?

2:46:582:47:04

Or skating outside. It is slippery

underfoot. Lots of ice and lying

2:47:042:47:08

snow. There's been accumulation in

the South in particular. Today will

2:47:082:47:16

be a dry day. Some sunshine later

for many. But things would be

2:47:162:47:20

warming up in a hurry today. Through

the rest of this week we have the

2:47:202:47:26

spring equinox tomorrow.

2:47:262:47:27

the rest of this week we have the

spring equinox tomorrow.

2:47:272:47:27

Temperatures will gradually creep up

by a few degrees. After the cold

2:47:272:47:34

start, rain pushing in later in the

week. Quite a lot of cloud to start

2:47:342:47:38

the day in London and across other

parts of southern England. Snow

2:47:382:47:42

flurries towards the Channel Isles.

Most other parts of the country

2:47:422:47:46

looking dry and fairly clear. Sunny

spells for many. But it is still

2:47:462:47:50

feeling cold, particularly across

England and Wales where there was a

2:47:502:47:53

biting north-easterly wind. Not as

windy or as cold as it was over the

2:47:532:47:59

weekend. A drier story for the South

West of England, and Wales, sunshine

2:47:592:48:04

likely here. Heading north, largely

dry the northern England, Scotland,

2:48:042:48:08

Northern Ireland. A bit more cloud

pushing in from the east. For

2:48:082:48:14

Western Scotland and into Northern

Ireland, light winds. It'll feel

2:48:142:48:17

pretty pleasant. We could see up to

eight Celsius in the sunny spells

2:48:172:48:22

towards the north-west. Feeling cold

for England and Wales with the wind

2:48:222:48:26

chill. And temperatures nothing to

write home about, around three to

2:48:262:48:31

seven Celsius. Not as cold as it has

been, but still cold for the time of

2:48:312:48:35

year. Into this evening and night,

more cloud filtering in from the

2:48:352:48:38

east across England and Wales.

Scotland and Northern Ireland stay

2:48:382:48:44

with the clearer skies and light

winds. We will see temperatures

2:48:442:48:47

falling lowest here, to around minus

five degrees throughout the central

2:48:472:48:52

belt of Scotland. Tomorrow morning,

starting off with that cold and icy

2:48:522:48:55

night. Really sharp frost. After the

date on floor and night-time

2:48:552:49:00

refreeze, very cold conditions

likely. -- daytime thaw. Tuesday is

2:49:002:49:09

shaping up to be too bad. Some rain

showers for the likes of

2:49:092:49:15

Lincolnshire, down to London, Kent

and Sussex, as well. Away from this,

2:49:152:49:20

more sunshine, lighter winds, too.

It shouldn't be too bad tomorrow.

2:49:202:49:26

Some of the snow starting to thaw,

with temperatures up to 9 degrees.

2:49:262:49:32

Middle part of the week, milder air

coming in from the Atalanta, pushing

2:49:322:49:36

card across Scotland and Northern

Ireland with patchy rain as we head

2:49:362:49:41

into Wednesday. -- from the

Atlantic. The Southeast will have

2:49:412:49:47

rain and cloud in Scotland. Driver

England and Wales. The best of the

2:49:472:49:51

sunshine will be towards the south

and east. Temperatures will be

2:49:512:49:55

creeping back into double figures.

-- dry for England and Wales. It

2:49:552:50:00

looks like we will eventually lose

this cold spell by the weekend.

2:50:002:50:04

Things turning milder. But not that

much like spring just yet. Back to

2:50:042:50:08

you.

2:50:082:50:09

much like spring just yet. Back to

you.

2:50:092:50:10

Thanks very much.

It is done's birthday today. Instead

2:50:122:50:18

of me giving him a present, he has

given me a cold. I was fine when I

2:50:182:50:24

arrived.

I have a bit of an issue.

2:50:242:50:27

Anyway, happy birthday. With so many

talent shows on TV not every winner

2:50:272:50:35

goes on to find fame and success.

2:50:352:50:42

But in the 10 years since

winning the X Factor,

2:50:432:50:45

Alexandra Burke has enjoyed

a string of hit records.

2:50:452:50:47

Not only that, but she's

starred in West End

2:50:472:50:49

musicals and very nearly won

the most recent series

2:50:492:50:51

of Strictly Come Dancing.

2:50:512:50:52

Now she has a new album out.

2:50:522:50:54

Before we speak to Alexandra,

let's have a quick listen to one

2:50:542:50:57

of the tracks from it.

2:50:572:50:58

# You got me running down the wrong

road

2:50:582:51:00

# Swimming in the shadows

# What you are giving to me

2:51:002:51:06

# I want a love that runs deep

# One as deep as the sea

2:51:062:51:12

# I just keep holding on to your

shadow

2:51:122:51:15

# Trying to run but I always return

to your ghost

2:51:152:51:23

# And the truth is I get a little

scared now that we're older

2:51:232:51:28

# And the truth is I get a little

scared of life without you

2:51:282:51:37

# You're the one to lift me up if

I'm weaker

2:51:372:51:43

# And the truth is I feel like I'm

alive when I'm with you #.

2:51:432:51:49

And Alexandra Burke joins us now.

2:51:492:51:55

We were midway through chatting

there.

Sorry.

You were talking about

2:51:552:52:01

this album being a long time in the

making.

Yes... That's a picture of

2:52:012:52:05

me when I was 12! I didn't know you

had that.

Adorable.

It's been a lot

2:52:052:52:12

of stop and starting because I was

away doing musical theatre on the

2:52:122:52:15

road for a long time. Then it just

took its toll on me trying to do it.

2:52:152:52:23

Because of my mum and life in

general. And every Sunday whilst in

2:52:232:52:29

Strictly I was in the studio. Then I

got really sick. So I couldn't sing.

2:52:292:52:35

I finished this album while I was on

tour with Strictly about one month

2:52:352:52:39

ago. It's been a quick turnaround.

With all of that in mind,

2:52:392:52:44

considering everybody watched you,

and they know what happened to your

2:52:442:52:47

mum last year, you went straight on

the Strictly tour, have you had time

2:52:472:52:54

to grieve?

To be honest, no. It's

been my decision but mine to work.

2:52:542:53:00

I've kind of thrown myself into

nonstop, headfirst working. Some may

2:53:002:53:05

say that isn't healthy but it is

just my coping mechanism. It is

2:53:052:53:08

still pretty fresh for me. I don't

speak too openly about my mum

2:53:082:53:14

because so much went on at that

time. It's still for me and my

2:53:142:53:20

family. It's been difficult. But I

have great people around me that

2:53:202:53:22

keep me grounded, try and keep me

strong. They are loving and amazing.

2:53:222:53:28

I would do anything for my family.

Their support means the world. And

2:53:282:53:33

my fiance. My whole team.

Management. And my friends. I could

2:53:332:53:38

not ask for a better support system.

In some ways does it inspire your

2:53:382:53:43

writing, is it an outlet?

Yes. The

songwriters and producers that

2:53:432:53:49

worked on this album knew what was

going on. They helped me be a bit

2:53:492:53:53

stronger to come out and write

certain things to do with just

2:53:532:53:56

everyday life. I don't want people

to think this new album is

2:53:562:54:00

depressing. But there are some

heartbreaking songs. But there are

2:54:002:54:03

also happy songs. It's a mixture. It

is just me being honest and

2:54:032:54:09

vulnerable and finally learning that

being vulnerable isn't a weakness.

2:54:092:54:13

It's a strength. If I could

encourage anybody to be open when

2:54:132:54:18

they are going to a hard time, it's

OK to say you are not all right at

2:54:182:54:23

times, and be honest about it.

We

couldn't believe that it is ten

2:54:232:54:27

years since you have been on X

Factor. It seems ridiculous. On that

2:54:272:54:31

final you sang with

2:54:312:54:38

final you sang with Beyonce, you

sang Listen how long did you have to

2:54:382:54:43

practice?

15 minutes. If you look

back, you can see where we are

2:54:432:54:48

telling each other when to sing, and

which lines. There was only one

2:54:482:54:52

liner wants to sing with her. We

agreed it. The rest we just did it.

2:54:522:54:58

It was an amazing experience. When

she arrived with her mum, we spent

2:54:582:55:02

the hour that we could have

rehearsed, I spent 45 minutes of it

2:55:022:55:05

crying. Telling her how thankful I

am patchy game all that way to

2:55:052:55:10

England to sing with me. She started

crying. Her mum started crying. --

2:55:102:55:16

how thankful I am that she came all

that weight England to sing me. So,

2:55:162:55:23

yeah, 15 minutes rehearsal because

of me.

You can see why you might. It

2:55:232:55:29

must have been so exciting. I'm

interested about what you said about

2:55:292:55:33

confident women and the criticism of

confident women.

It is just a thing,

2:55:332:55:37

I think, in the UK. It's a shame

that when some women can be

2:55:372:55:44

confident about what they want to do

in life. Men and women should always

2:55:442:55:47

be confident. But it is a shame when

it gets mistaken for anything that

2:55:472:55:52

it isn't, like arrogance, being big

headed...

Do you think other women

2:55:522:55:57

mistake it for something else?

I'm

actually not sure. As soon as I

2:55:572:56:02

spoke out about it a lot of women

and some men have come to me and

2:56:022:56:05

said, on Twitter and stuff like that

have been vocal and said well done

2:56:052:56:09

on speaking out and well done on

raising an issue so many people are

2:56:092:56:12

afraid to talk about. I feel like

I'm at that point in my life where I

2:56:122:56:17

feel like, let's just talk about

things that matter, things that

2:56:172:56:21

matter to people. Men or women. I

don't want to be one-sided. Because

2:56:212:56:25

I have so many amazing men in my

life who are strong and powerful and

2:56:252:56:29

confident, and women too. Some women

find it hard to be confident and be

2:56:292:56:34

all there, say what they want to say

without feeling, like, I can't be

2:56:342:56:39

like this, I cannot over react, but

you should be joyous about things.

2:56:392:56:44

Just be confident. Go out, do what

you need to do in life, I say.

2:56:442:56:48

Absolutely. You are going to be in

Chess, as well.

I'm going straight

2:56:482:56:54

to London and started my first day

of rehearsals today.

That's with

2:56:542:56:58

Michael Ball?

Yes, really looking

forward to it. I cannot wait. I'm

2:56:582:57:03

nervous to meet everybody. I know

Michael but I haven't met everybody

2:57:032:57:06

else. I'm scared. It's like the

first day at school. Meeting

2:57:062:57:12

everyone. You walk into a room and

you have to say who you are. I'm,

2:57:122:57:16

like, I'm Alex, I am playing this

role. I'm a bit scared but I am

2:57:162:57:20

looking forward to it.

When people

come up to you, do they talk to you

2:57:202:57:24

about X Factor, Strictly, life in

general? I didn't realise that your

2:57:242:57:30

jive, weak four, was the most

watched television moment of the

2:57:302:57:35

entirety of last year.

While we were

on tour we got the most tens in the

2:57:352:57:41

programme. I didn't know that. For

what we achieved, we are all proud

2:57:412:57:45

of each other, but we all achieved

something very special on that show.

2:57:452:57:50

I don't how I got through it week by

week, learning what of those

2:57:502:57:54

stances, because it isn't easy. It's

really hard.

You just looks like you

2:57:542:58:00

are having fun.

I absolutely loved

it. The tour was amazing. I miss

2:58:002:58:06

being so carefree and not thinking

of anything else in life. Because

2:58:062:58:10

when you are on that state and

dancing for 90 seconds you cannot

2:58:102:58:13

think about anything else but that.

-- on that stage. I miss those

2:58:132:58:18

moments. I loved it.

Just watching

you smiling there.

Absolutely. That

2:58:182:58:25

tour was amazing. I cannot wait to

get back on the road and do my own

2:58:252:58:29

tour and just be happy and singing.

That's the main thing in life, I

2:58:292:58:32

guess.

2:58:322:58:34

Alexandra's album is called

'The Truth Is' and she'll be

2:58:342:58:36

on tour from September.

2:58:362:58:39

We saw you sing live the other day.

Thank you very much.

Thank you.

We

2:58:392:58:46

promised we would take you back to

Norfolk.

2:58:462:58:48

Residents of 13 seaside chalets

teetering on the edge

2:58:482:58:50

of cliffs in Norfolk have been

evacuated from their homes -

2:58:502:58:53

after parts of the fragile coastline

gave way during high winds and waves

2:58:532:58:56

over the weekend.

2:58:562:58:57

Our reporter, Robby West,

is there for us now.

2:58:572:58:59

Robby have there been any

developments overnight?

2:58:592:59:03

These homes really are in danger,

aren't they? Morning.

Yes, the

2:59:032:59:09

weather has taken a turn for the

worse. It looks nice and bright and

2:59:092:59:12

sunny but the waves are crashing

against the shoreline, giving more

2:59:122:59:17

problems for the homes up on the

hill. They are being eaten away. We

2:59:172:59:21

are joined by somebody from the

county council. What are you doing

2:59:212:59:27

here today?

Ensuring people are

keeping away from the beach. It's

2:59:272:59:32

very dangerous. We have 13

properties likely to go over the

2:59:322:59:35

sand dunes over the next couple of

days. We are telling people that it

2:59:352:59:41

is not safe. Keep away. Meanwhile,

we are looking after the residents

2:59:412:59:46

who have been evacuated, they are

safe and well and that's been our

2:59:462:59:50

job over the weekend.

I joined the

resident at the weekend, they were

2:59:502:59:54

in tears as they were leaving their

homes. They didn't know if they

2:59:542:59:57

would see their homes again. What

has the council been doing to help

2:59:573:00:00

them?

It's been a tremendous effort

between the Great Yarmouth Council,

3:00:003:00:06

Norfolk County Council, the local

parish Council. The local community.

3:00:063:00:14

We have been supporting the

residents to make sure they are safe

3:00:143:00:17

and well and looked after in the

meantime. Now they will have to

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consider their future. Especially

given that there is no way these 13

3:00:213:00:25

properties will be inhabited again.

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Is

The parish council talked of

getting the Government in to help,

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what does the council think of that?

That is an ongoing debate, that

3:00:333:00:39

events like this highlight how

vulnerable coastal communities can

3:00:393:00:43

be. My concern is to make sure

people are safe, that is an ongoing

3:00:433:00:49

debate.

There are 13 homes in

danger, what about the homes behind

3:00:493:00:53

that?

Now, it highlights the

vulnerability of these other

3:00:533:00:59

properties for the time being

they're safe. But we're going to be

3:00:593:01:04

working together with the local

community to ensure that we have a

3:01:043:01:09

response plan in place, so that if

this happens again we can ensure

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that these people are safe. The

protection is another debate and

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discussion to be had.

Thank you for

joining us. Today people will be

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coming back to their homes to see

what state they're. They hope they

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are saveable, but it looks doubtful.

What a beautiful shot that is I know

3:01:303:01:36

those homes are in peril. You can

see the power of the waves. You saw

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his hat blowing about.

3:01:423:01:45

There are concerns the decline

of local papers could be

3:01:453:01:48

fuelling the rise of fake news.

3:01:483:01:49

Steph is looking at why.

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Yes f if you look at the industry,

there has been a decline in local

3:01:563:02:02

newspapers and the Government is

looking at whether that is causing

3:02:023:02:05

there to be more fake news, because

there are fewer local journalists

3:02:053:02:10

working on the story. So they have

launched a review in how they can

3:02:103:02:15

fill that gap and how bad it is.

Since 2005, 200 local newspapers

3:02:153:02:22

have closed. A lot are still working

online. I went to the Coventry

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Evening Telegraph to see how they're

coping.

3:02:313:02:36

By 3:30, nearly 100,000 copies

of the paper have been printed.

3:02:363:02:38

For over 100 years,

the Coventry Evening Telegraph has

3:02:383:02:40

been a trusted source of news

in this city.

3:02:403:02:43

And only once in that time

have its presses stopped rolling -

3:02:433:02:45

when it was hit by the Blitz

in 1940.

3:02:453:02:49

At its peak, it had 600 staff

and sold 130,000 copies every day.

3:02:493:02:54

But things are different now.

3:02:543:02:58

In the last 12 years,

about 200 local papers have closed

3:02:583:03:01

and the reason is simple -

they are not making as much

3:03:013:03:04

money from advertising.

3:03:043:03:06

So back in 2007, about

£3 billion was coming

3:03:063:03:08

into local papers from ads.

3:03:083:03:11

By last year, it was

under £700 million.

3:03:113:03:14

The thing is, advertisers

are still spending, it's

3:03:143:03:16

just going elsewhere.

3:03:163:03:22

A lot of that money is going online,

but it isn't going online

3:03:223:03:25

to online newspapers.

3:03:253:03:26

It is generally going to big

classified specialist sites

3:03:263:03:29

like Rightmove or Auto Trader,

it's also going to Google

3:03:293:03:31

search and in the last

couple of years, it's been

3:03:313:03:34

going to Facebook, big-time.

3:03:343:03:37

So this is one of the old presses.

3:03:373:03:38

It was state-of-the-art

when it was installed.

3:03:383:03:42

The editor of the Coventry Telegraph

says although newspaper sales

3:03:423:03:44

were down by a fifth last year,

more people than ever are reading

3:03:443:03:47

the work of its reporters.

3:03:473:03:48

We can see how the presses

were used in the past.

3:03:483:03:51

Obviously, all of this

kit is redundant now,

3:03:513:03:53

but the paper certainly

isn't, is it?

3:03:533:03:55

There's so much innovation going on.

3:03:553:03:57

No, no.

3:03:573:03:59

So we still publish three editions

a day, six days a week, but also,

3:03:593:04:03

our website is absolutely thriving.

3:04:033:04:05

We reach a bigger audience now

across print and digital

3:04:053:04:08

than we have done in decades,

so nostalgia is great

3:04:083:04:10

but the world's changed,

we've changed with it,

3:04:103:04:12

and my reporters are as adept

as doing a Facebook Live

3:04:123:04:15

as they are at writing 400

words of copy.

3:04:153:04:19

This paper has moved on,

but does it matter if others close?

3:04:193:04:21

Well, the government is worried

the decline of local newspapers

3:04:213:04:23

could be fuelling the rise of fake

news and has launched

3:04:233:04:26

a review of the industry.

3:04:263:04:29

A recent study by Kings College

London found people in areas with no

3:04:293:04:35

local daily paper were less engaged

in local elections and had less

3:04:353:04:38

trust in local institutions.

3:04:383:04:41

So, how do the people of Coventry

get their local news?

3:04:413:04:44

Do you ever buy a local newspaper?

3:04:443:04:47

No, no, because it's really easier

to access everything

3:04:473:04:50

that is going on and,

you know, cross-checking everything

3:04:503:04:52

at the same time via my phone.

3:04:523:04:56

I have the local Telegraph

delivered every day.

3:04:563:04:59

If we need to find anything,

it's Google, Coventry Telegraph

3:04:593:05:02

comes straight on the app.

3:05:023:05:04

And it's news rather than having

to look at all of the adverts.

3:05:043:05:08

People still want local news,

but with the papers facing a fierce

3:05:083:05:12

battle for our attention online,

can they find the audience

3:05:123:05:14

and the advertisers

they need to make it pay?

3:05:143:05:17

Well, if they can't,

there's a chance we'll

3:05:173:05:19

all be poorer for it.

3:05:193:05:27

I love the footage.

I think the

important point is you know the

3:05:293:05:33

local newspapers are not making as

much from advertising any more,

3:05:333:05:36

because you don't make as much, even

if they're doing well online. If you

3:05:363:05:41

look at the figure for how much

they're going online, the Manchester

3:05:413:05:45

evening news sells about 40,000

physical copies, but they have over

3:05:453:05:51

a million people who visit the

web-site. That is where they have

3:05:513:05:53

got to look at where they can get

growth and make more from online.

3:05:533:05:58

This is part of a Government review.

But some obviously good local news

3:05:583:06:02

we have here, it is your birthday

and I didn't know.

He kept it quiet.

3:06:023:06:07

Keep under the radar. Only 27 once!

I did get a date out of him. It took

3:06:073:06:16

a while.

Can you rereel it. --

Reveal it.

41.

A spring chicken.

3:06:163:06:27

There is no shame in age.

You have

time to sort some cake out.

3:06:273:06:35

We'll be back in a moment

but first let's take a last,

3:06:353:06:38

brief look at the headlines

where you are this morning.

3:06:383:08:15

will get sunnier and stay dry. I'm

back at 1.30.

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Let us take you back to 2013

and to a story that dominated

3:08:243:08:27

the headlines that October.

3:08:273:08:30

It was the story of two teenage

sisters, Ayan and Leila Juma,

3:08:303:08:33

who left their home in Norway

to join Islamic State.

3:08:333:08:36

It was a decision that

ripped their family apart

3:08:363:08:38

and led their father,

Sadiq, to risk his own life

3:08:383:08:40

travelling across Syria

to bring his daughters home.

3:08:403:08:43

His efforts were in vain

and now award-wining

3:08:433:08:49

journalist turned

author, Asne Seierstad

3:08:493:08:50

has turned the girls' radicalisation

and the destruction it brought

3:08:503:08:52

on their family into

a best-selling book.

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Asne, welcome.

3:08:543:09:00

We have told a bit about the story.

Start, where did you start with this

3:09:003:09:05

story?

I was contacted by the

father, who was in shock when the

3:09:053:09:14

girls s suddenly left the house,

pretending to g to school, but going

3:09:143:09:21

to Turkey. He discovered that had he

only knew what those signs were,

3:09:213:09:27

that they were, they were starting

to dress differently to pray five

3:09:273:09:32

times a day and changing opinions.

Had he known he could have averted

3:09:323:09:38

it he thinks. He wanted me to write

the book to warn other parents and

3:09:383:09:43

also to tell the family story.

It

started, his wife, they brought in a

3:09:433:09:51

teacher of the Koran and started

going to other meetings and started

3:09:513:09:57

being radicalised online.

Yes, it

was a step by step process. As kids,

3:09:573:10:04

because these girls, they grew up in

Norway with a Somali family. They

3:10:043:10:10

were just like their class mates,

doing sports, swimming, when they

3:10:103:10:16

became teenagers, the mother who was

not integrated, she was afraid she

3:10:163:10:19

was losing the girls to Norway and

felt they were becoming too

3:10:193:10:25

Norwegian and hired a Koran teacher,

that is where the nightmare started,

3:10:253:10:32

according to the father. That he

started, the process of getting you

3:10:323:10:38

know dive into Islam and getting

away from the European society.

You

3:10:383:10:45

describe vividly the moment when

they come back and they have gone to

3:10:453:10:53

buy themselves a niqab and the shock

of the family.

Yes they were young,

3:10:533:10:59

they were 14 and 17 and it... It's

not an extremist family, this is

3:10:593:11:08

very typical. Very few of the young

people who got radicalised, they

3:11:083:11:16

don't come from particularly

religious families. It is kind of a

3:11:163:11:22

protest against the father, the

mother, the society the school. They

3:11:223:11:25

want to be, it is a seven for

identity and meaning and usually

3:11:253:11:31

starts with something that is not

dangerous, teenagers look for

3:11:313:11:36

something more. But these girls,

they went so deep into it that in

3:11:363:11:41

the end they felt that they were

suppressed in Norway and couldn't

3:11:413:11:45

live a true life and they were, one

got married online to an Isis

3:11:453:11:53

fighter and they left and felt real

life was happening in Syria.

3:11:533:11:57

Although the book is out there, in

some ways the story has not

3:11:573:12:01

finished. Are you continuing to

follow it and having contact with

3:12:013:12:04

the father? He is still wondering

what is happening with his

3:12:043:12:07

daughters.

Yes I'm still following

the story. It has been four and half

3:12:073:12:14

years, they have both married Isis

fighters and are mothers, if they're

3:12:143:12:21

still alive. The last time we heard

from them was four months ago, they

3:12:213:12:26

were in the last bit of land

controlled by Isis. The father has

3:12:263:12:30

been going to Syria. He was arrested

by Isis. He was tortured and met the

3:12:303:12:36

girls and they said, I'm sorry, but

we are married, we want to stay

3:12:363:12:41

here. But dad's already... Four

years ago. Who knows how their lives

3:12:413:12:46

are.

You said at the start that the

father wanted you to write it, this

3:12:463:12:51

is a warning for other families and

it gives you a sense of the sort of

3:12:513:12:55

ripples from the start of this, how

many people are affected?

Yes, I

3:12:553:12:59

think it is also important to work

with schools w the mosques, the

3:12:593:13:05

police that this information is

shared and there are signs. You

3:13:053:13:10

don't get radicalised just like

that. So if we all knew better what

3:13:103:13:15

to look for, it would be easier to

talk with these girls and young boys

3:13:153:13:19

to say, what are you thinking, why

do you think, to start your

3:13:193:13:23

question, the problem is they live

in circles where they only meet

3:13:233:13:28

those who agree and suddenly this

sounds like their new logic is to

3:13:283:13:33

leave and protest to Sir wra.

It is

a brilliant book.

3:13:333:13:43

Asne's book is called 'Two Sisters'.

3:13:433:13:44

That's it from us today.

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