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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

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The British company accused

of using the data of 50 million

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Facebook users without their consent

- today the information watchdog

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steps up the investigation.

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The Information Commissioner

says it will apply

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for a warrant to search computers

used by technology company

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Cambridge Analytica

amid claims of a data breach.

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Good morning, it's Tuesday

the 20th of March.

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Also this morning -

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The diplomatic row continues

after the attack on a former spy

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in Salisbury - more than 20 Russian

embassy staff will leave

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London today.

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Ministers will decide later whether

to take any further action.

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Tackling terrorism -

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police urge members of the public

to act to help them thwart attacks.

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Pothole problems -

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Almost 25,000 miles of roads

in England and Wales have been

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identified as in need of essential

maintenance in the next year.

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Good morning.

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Uber has suspended driverless car

tests after a fatal accident

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in the US.

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I'll have more in a moment.

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In Sport, Paralympics GB arrive

back on British soil,

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after their record-breaking

exploits in South Korea.

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And Carol has the weather.

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It's another chilly start to the day

with the risk of ice on untreated

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surfaces but for many of us, it will

be dry and bright. There is a little

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bit of rain and drizzle in the

forecast but the long-range

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forecast, at least for this week,

will turn out a bit more mild. We

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will have more in 15 minutes.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

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A British company, accused

of misusing personal data belonging

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to 50 million Facebook users,

is being investigated

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by the information watchdog.

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The UK's Information Commissioner

says she will seek a warrant to look

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at databases and servers hosted

by Cambridge Analytica.

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The firm is accused of using

Facebook data without consent

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to influence the outcome

of the last US election.

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Both Cambridge Analytica

and Facebook deny any wrongdoing.

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Mark Lobel reports.

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Alleviation dish data mining firm is

today saving themselves. They have

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been secretly filmed by Channel 4

news apparently suggesting it could

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use honey traps and potential

bribery to discredit politicians. At

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the company hit back, criticising

how the programme was edited,

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claiming they do not take place in

honey traps or bribes. Last night,

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the company's chief executive spoke

of the BBC.

I have a huge amount of

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regret about the fact that we may be

undertook this meeting and spoke

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without certain amount of hyperbole

about things we do.

But the

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allegations don't end there.

Cambridge and may be responsible for

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a major breach of ordinary people's

Dato, too. -- Cambridge Analytica.

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It has been accused of mining

millions of users' data to back

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Donald Trump's 2016 presidential

campaign. The potential breach of

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privacy has alarmed the information

Commissioner who today, citing

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Cambridge Analytica's lack of

co-operation, is seeking a warrant

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to search its databases and servers.

Facebook suspended Cambridge

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Analytica from its servers last week

and instructed a digital forensics

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team to find out if it still has the

data in question that Cambridge

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Analytica claims it had deleted at

after learning the information did

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not adhere to data protection rules.

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Ministers are to decide

whether to take further action

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against Russia after Saturday's

expulsion of British

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diplomats by Moscow.

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The Russian Embassy says

its diplomats and their families,

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totalling about eighty people,

will leave London today.

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Both sides have ordered twenty-three

embassy staff to go,

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following the nerve agent attack

in Salisbury which Britain has

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blamed on Russia.

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Our diplomatic correspondent,

James Robbins, reports.

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For Britain, this is both expulsion

day and another decision day.

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The Russian Embassy in London

will say goodbye to its 23 diplomats

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ordered out by the Prime Minister

as undercover intelligence officers.

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As they leave, Theresa May

and her senior ministers

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on the National Security Council

will consider possible next

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steps against Russia.

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After Moscow's response on Saturday,

expelling the same number of British

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diplomat, but also closing down both

the British Council in Moscow

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and the consulate in St Petersburg,

will Britain now decide to launch

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a second round of measures?

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To do so risks an endless

tit-for-tat with the Kremlin.

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But not to do so risks accusations

of weakness from some quarters.

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More than two weeks

after the Salisbury attack,

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and following Boris Johnson's visit

to Brussels yesterday,

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British ministers are heartened

by the level of solidarity from Nato

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and the European Union, more

supportive than some had expected.

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So it looks as if the government may

reserve the right to take further

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action against Russia in future.

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James Robbins, BBC News.

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A two-year-old girl has died

after being lifted from a car found

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in a river in Wales.

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Kiara Moore was recovered

from a silver Mini

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in the River Teifi in Cardigan.

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On Monday afternoon,

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numerous Facebook posts claimed

the car been stolen.

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Officers said they were continuing

to investigate the circumstances

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of the incident and appealed

for witnesses who may have seen

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the vehicle enter the river.

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Some Conservatives MPs are expected

to range -- concerned today about

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the transitional Brexit deal.

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However the EU's chief

negotiator, Michel Barnier,

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says some issues still need

to be settled, including

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the Northern Ireland border.

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Our political correspondent

Chris Mason joins us

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from Westminster with more details -

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Chris, what more do we know

about this deal?

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It is proving controversial

particularly, as you say, on the

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specific issue on fishing. The

striking thing as this deal was

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published yesterday was broadly

speaking how welcomed it was on both

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sides of the political divide. At

Westminster, businesses saying this

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transition period gives them a bit

of certainty in the median time.

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There was a sizzling row about

fishing with conservative MPs in

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Scotland in particular but others

from coastal communities around the

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UK feeling this transitional period

sells their community short. So many

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from the fishing community wanted to

take back control of UK coastal

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waters they expected that would

happen much, much more quickly than

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as set out by the government. They

are going to have to wait until the

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end of 2020, as things stand and

they don't like the look of that.

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Michael Gove, the environment

Secretary, last night, we were told

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that there was a frank exchange of

views. That is Westminster speak,

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for absolutely blazing row. I spoke

to some of the MPs that were going

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to that meeting and they were

furious in advance because of the

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amount of heat they have taken from

their constituencies as this deal

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was published. The campaign already

notching up another stat today

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because they will head to see the

Prime Minister. It is not clear what

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she will be able to do in the short

term but they will be arguing very,

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very passionately that as soon as

the transition period is over 2020,

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there is a deal that they can live

with where they can say, look, this

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is what Brexit has brought to our

communities.

Chris, thank you very

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much. See you a bit later on.

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The taxi-hailing service,

Uber, has suspended tests

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of its driverless cars,

after one of the vehicles hit

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and killed a woman in Arizona.

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There was a human monitor

in the car at the time -

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but it was suposed

to be driving itself.

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Steph is here with more details.

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This will affect our really

well-known business as well.

There

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are lots of companies testing

driverless cars at the moment but

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this one in particular, Uber, this

incident happened in Arizona. A lady

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called at Elaine Herzberg was

crossing the road in Arizona when

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the car struck. She was taken to

hospital and very sadly, she later

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died. Uber has said this is very sad

news, incredibly sad news will stop

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it is one of a number of firms

operating these types of vehicles

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and the first time, as you say, a

pedestrian has been killed by one of

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these driverless cars. It's

important to point out, this was

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driverless in the sense that car was

running itself but there was a

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person behind the wheel so there was

someone there but they weren't

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operating the car at the time and

obviously this brings into lots of

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questions about whether we are,

perhaps, we are starting to use this

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technology too early. If you put it

into context about road crashes

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generally in the US, more than 100

people die every single day in human

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controlled car crashes. Some people

are saying we are putting up the

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technology too early and others are

saying hang on a minute, there are a

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lot fewer accidents but obviously

their right as many driverless cars.

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It it raises all sorts of questions.

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This weekend's edition of the

Saturday night takeaway has been

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cancelled. It is not clear who will

present the final two episodes of

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the ITV series.

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Police are urging members

of the public to help them prevent

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terror attacks in the UK,

as part of a new drive to encourage

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people to report suspicious

behaviour or activity.

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Detectives have revealed that one

in five reports made

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to counter-terrorism police last

year contained useful intelligence.

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Here's our home affairs

correspondent, Danny Shaw.

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The police need the public's help to

tackle terrorism. They want people

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to become their ears and eyes, to be

on the lookout for unusual activity

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or behaviour and reported. The

message is, trust your. Just as

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officers trust there's

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officers trust there's trust theirs.

A car going past and numerous times

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-- and number of times. A person

with no purpose but the list is not

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exhaustive. It is very much what is

unusual to that person.

As part of

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the police campaign, there is a

short film. To show people the kind

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of things they should report.

We

have long said every good police

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officer should be a counterterrorism

officer. I want every citizen to be

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a good counterterrorism citizen and

this is the way they can do just

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that.

Counterterrorism police say

they received more than 1000 tipoff

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last year after almost 31,000 calls

and messages and they want the

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information to keep on coming. Danny

Shaw, BBC News.

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One of the stars of the hit

television series Sex and the City,

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Cynthia Nixon, has announced

she is launching a bid to become

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New York governor.

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In her campaign video, Ms Nixon,

who played the lawyer

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Miranda Hobbs on the show,

said that she loved New York

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and never wanted to live anywhere

else, but that somethings

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in the city had to change.

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I'm not sure what things she is

talking about. Brings a bit of

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Stardust.

They have tradition of

that American politics.

Good

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morning. Good morning to you as

well, cats.

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well, cats. -- Kat. People are back

from the Paralympics with seven

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medals around their necks. Four

medals for Manor Fitzpatrick. --

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Menna. They weigh 500 g each. That

has got to hurt.

A lot of neck

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muscle required.

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Britain's Paralympic heroes

are back on home soil,

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after the most successful winter

games in over 30 years.

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They were led home by

Skier Menna Fitzpatrick

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and her guide Jen Kehoe,

who won Britain's only gold

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of the Games.

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Paralympic GB finished

the Games with seven medals

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England winger Anthony Watson has

been ruled out for the rest

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of the season with

an achilles injury.

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He'll miss between four

and six months of action,

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including this summer's

tour of South Africa.

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Maternity leave in tennis

should be reviewed -

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that's the opinion of the tournament

director of the Miami Open,

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James Blake.

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It's after Serena Williams was given

a difficult draw at the event,

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having recently returned from 13

months off to have her first child.

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Finally, look at this.

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Take a look at this dive

in a Chilean top flight match.

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We talk about diving in the

premiership all the time that take a

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look at this.

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Unbelievably, after that, the

referee does give the penalty. The

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acting all paid off. That actually

made us all laugh out loud. I

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thought it was the first guy. There

is that lash out with the back leg.

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I think the striker thinks, I saw

him go for me. I'm going to go down.

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Shambolic.

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Carol can tell us about the weather.

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Carol can tell us about the weather.

It is chilly this morning. If you

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are out and about, there is a yellow

weather warning out from the Met

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Office with ice across England and

Wales. They are that in mind first

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ring but today generally it won't be

as cold as it has been in the last

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few days and some of us will see

some sunny spells. Having said that,

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as we go through the course of

today, we will see some temperatures

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rise but not as much as they are

going to as we had three to light a

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part of the week. As this plume of

yellow comes across. Back to the

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weekend, back to the blue. We are

looking at highs around 12 during

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the week and on the weekend, back at

eight or nine. We have the weather

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front drifting in from the east

towards the West producing cloud and

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patchy, light rain and drizzle but

not everywhere. It really is quite

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patchy. First thing this morning,

not as cold as in recent times in

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England and Wales but in rural

areas, don't forget, it will be

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colder, hence the risk of ice. There

is also cloud. For Scotland and

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Northern Ireland, under clear skies,

colder conditions and frosty. Where

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we have the cold are around Aberdeen

shire and near the borders, it could

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also be producing patchy rain and

light drizzle. Through the course of

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the day, the weather front drifts

west and brightens up beautifully in

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East Anglia. Some sunshine as well

cross parts of northern England at

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specially Cumberland and Cheshire

and Fox got land and Northern

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Ireland. You can already see them

the size of the next weather front

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coming our way. It will come in

through the course of the night

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across western Scotland and Northern

Ireland, bringing rain to the end of

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the night to both areas. In the

south under clear skies, we could

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see some fog patches for example and

it will be a cold night

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it will be a cold night with a

widespread frost. Temperatures will

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be low. A gorgeous start across

England and Wales tomorrow and as

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the weather front comes in across

the north-west, introducing rain,

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ahead of it, the cloud will build.

It will be bright rather than sunny

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by the end of the day. Temperature

wise, 11 in Aberdeen. We haven't

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seen that for a while. We are

looking at eight and nine as we come

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further south. What does this they

bring? We see the weather front

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pushing down towards the south-east.

Then a more active one comes in from

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the West. This one is going to

introduce as well as thicker cloud,

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some heavy rain across western

Scotland and also Northern Ireland.

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Ahead of it, the cloud will build

that temperatures, ten, 11 and 12.

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We haven't seen those levels for

quite awhile. Into the latter part

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of the week, Friday into Saturday,

things cool down and touch. Instead

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of the 10th and 12th, we're looking

at eighth and ninth. Not as cold as

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it has been, Dan and Lew. -- 10s and

12s.

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some of the pages. Ant's back in

rehab this morning. We talked about

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this young lady, and Campbell from

East Sussex who was killed last week

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in our Turkish air strike in Syria

and her father has been saying that

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she was led by her conscience in

almost everything, she had a highly

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developed sense of justice. It is a

story we have mentioned here, this

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is the fallout about Brexit --

Brexit, making progress, but there

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are some Conservative MPs saying

that she has betrayed fishermen,

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with a protest on the Thames.

Anna

Campbell also the front page of The

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this morning and they

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this morning and they have the story

of Cambridge Analytica on the cover

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as well.

The Daily Mail, a potential

cool for the most common cause of

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blindness has been found by UK

doctors, and also the son as well.

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The picture on eBay, £7, and could

sell it now for 2 million. After it

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was confirmed that it was actually a

rare picture of the wild west outlaw

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Jesse James, when he was 14 years

old. A man from Spalding in leaky

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ship bought the photograph online,

and said he is deadly going to sell

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it and will buy a house and car.

What a great investment.

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What a great investment.

The

advertising standards authority are

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having a bit of a crackdown on

celebrities who don't make it clear

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in their tweets that they are

advertising things. They have picked

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on a few of the well-known

celebrities who often sweet --

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tweets to promote different

products, and under consumer law

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they are supposed to state clearly

that a social media Post is an

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added. If they are paid or received

freebies in return, and they are

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saying they could be heavily fined

if they are caught. It is nearly

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Easter, we are starting to ease to

rags, the third of an it direct's

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weight is packaging. -- a stake's

weight. Easter egg makers are being

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shamed over their packaging.

So they

make it feel a bit heavier? Every

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morning, I have them on my dressing

table, I look at it and go, oh...

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table, I look at it and go, oh... I

don't know why I bought them so

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early.

You do this with Christmas

presents as well. So organised.

On

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the back of the Sun, the news that

Lewis Hamilton is that to sign, they

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say, a record £120 million deal, so

he will get £40 million over the

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forced to years of it, with the

option of a third, he is so happy

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but he doesn't... He is said to and

£770,000 a week, and he will be

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Britain's most highly paid sports

star. The footballers are getting

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together at St George's Park ahead

of the friendlies against Holland on

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Friday, Italy next Tuesday, so there

is a picture of all the England

0:21:040:21:08

players getting together, four

goalkeepers in that squad as well.

0:21:080:21:17

And then one for cricket fans to get

their teeth into this morning, Kevin

0:21:170:21:24

Pietersen announced his retirement

from cricket over the weekend and he

0:21:240:21:27

has put forward his best 11. Some

massive names from cricket. If you

0:21:270:21:35

are a cricket fan, one at pick up

the Daily Telegraph and flick

0:21:350:21:39

through.

What have we got here?

Apparently our faces have different

0:21:390:21:48

changes in a different mood. If you

have read cheeks and blue on the

0:21:480:21:53

chin, you are signalling happiness.

Today is International Day of

0:21:530:21:58

happiness.

I did not know that.

Happy happy day.

0:21:580:22:09

Happy happy day.

One other thing

would any dimension, have you ever

0:22:090:22:12

sent a message to someone on your

phone to the wrong person?

(LAUGHS)

0:22:120:22:18

sent a message to someone on your

phone to the wrong person?

(LAUGHS).

0:22:180:22:20

We have all done it.

A guy called

Michael sent a message to himself

0:22:200:22:28

which was meant to be a reminder to

watch a film, and it was called

0:22:280:22:35

Girls Trip, and he got his number

wrong, and sent it to a woman called

0:22:350:22:44

Li Na. They started having a

conversation, they had a date, and

0:22:440:22:52

three months later they got married.

All from one wrong digit. How many

0:22:520:22:56

people will try that now? Girls

Trip?

I have not dug into that story

0:22:560:23:06

too deeply, I don't know whether

they watch Girls Trip on their first

0:23:060:23:10

day. Now they are married.

0:23:100:23:18

Almost 25,000 miles of roads

in England and Wales have been

0:23:180:23:21

identified as in need of essential

maintenance in the next year,

0:23:210:23:24

according to the Asphalt

Industry Alliance.

0:23:240:23:27

1.6 million pot-holes were filled

in last year at a cost

0:23:270:23:30

of £95 million.

0:23:300:23:31

Experts say it would take 14 years

to get local roads back

0:23:310:23:34

to a reasonable state

for motorists and cyclists,

0:23:340:23:36

as Breakfast's Jayne

McCubbin reports.

0:23:360:23:39

This is the problem we are talking

about.

So many potholes, they are

0:23:390:23:44

everywhere.

Everyday I feel like my

tyres are going to be completely

0:23:440:23:50

ruined.

Are everywhere.

They are

atrocious, the roads, it everywhere

0:23:500:23:55

now. We really need some investment.

It is a problem that irritates

0:23:550:23:59

motorist, but one which can be

lethal to cyclists. Simon and Tom

0:23:590:24:04

are part of club which cycles around

10,000 miles easier, both have been

0:24:040:24:09

recently injured.

There was not

really any way to go with the cars,

0:24:090:24:13

I hit this pothole, took one of my

hands off the bars, and I went down

0:24:130:24:18

quite hard, probably in excess of 25

miles an hour. I had injections,

0:24:180:24:26

fluid within my shoulders and my

hands, courtesan injections, it has

0:24:260:24:30

been quite an ongoing thing.

And the

trauma has stayed with you because

0:24:300:24:35

you are not out there cycling

competitively?

It really knocks your

0:24:350:24:40

confidence, you are just really

aware of the road surface, and

0:24:400:24:44

certainly being pushed out into the

traffic, with the broken roads.

Tom

0:24:440:24:49

has been floored four times in as

many weeks.

Every single time due to

0:24:490:24:53

a pothole? Pretty much yet. Potholes

or the road being poorly maintained.

0:24:530:25:00

And we know this, the big flaw is

likely to make a big problem even

0:25:000:25:05

bigger. But today a report from the

people who will look after the fix

0:25:050:25:11

say this. Councils in England and

Wales filled in 24% fewer potholes

0:25:110:25:15

last year than five years ago, and

it will take 14 years to clear the

0:25:150:25:19

current road repair backlog.

Local

authorities this year are telling us

0:25:190:25:23

that there is more than 24,000 miles

worth of road that really need to be

0:25:230:25:27

addressed in the next 12 months,

that is incredible, it's like

0:25:270:25:30

driving around the world. One in

five roads have got less than five

0:25:300:25:34

worth -- five years worth of life

left in them. Lastly we were saying

0:25:340:25:39

one in six. The scale of the problem

is escalating, our roads are getting

0:25:390:25:43

worse.

While novel ways are dreamt

up to highlight the problem, the

0:25:430:25:47

local government Association says

councils are making progress in

0:25:470:25:50

filling Dols properly. But they need

much more funding from central

0:25:500:25:54

government. Central government said

they had given close to £300 million

0:25:540:25:58

to help do the job. Simon was

offered £18,000 from the council in

0:25:580:26:03

compensation. All of this costs, but

today's report says nowhere near

0:26:030:26:09

enough is being spent to tackle

decades of underinvestment.

0:26:090:26:16

decades of underinvestment. You can

see they cause really serious

0:26:160:26:18

problems. Worse after the snow as

well, they are usually a little

0:26:180:26:24

deeper than normal.

0:26:240:26:24

Are you plagued by potholes

on your daily commute?

0:26:240:26:27

We'd like to see your pictures.

0:26:270:26:29

You can e-mail us at

bbcbreakfast@bbc.co.uk

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or share your thoughts with other

viewers on our Facebook page.

0:26:300:26:37

And you can tweet about today's

stories using the hashtag

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#BBCBreakfast.

0:26:420:26:45

Did you know Spring officially

starts today? It is a timely

0:26:450:26:49

reminder which means longer days are

on the way.

0:26:490:26:53

Tim Muffett is at RHS

Harlow Carr in Harrogate for us

0:26:530:26:56

this morning.

0:26:560:26:57

Good morning. It is the spring

equinox, it is an astronomical

0:26:570:27:02

event, some of that temperatures

have been astronomically low, the

0:27:020:27:09

record for this time of year it is

21.5 degrees, but was 1972 in

0:27:090:27:14

Cambridge, today it is a lot lower

than that. What effect is that

0:27:140:27:18

having on our gardens and our

wildlife? If you have a garden or an

0:27:180:27:22

outdoor space, what should you be

doing now? Will plant have survived,

0:27:220:27:26

which ones have not done well and

need help? Paul is the curator here,

0:27:260:27:30

what are you doing our?

Just giving

this had to trim, there are some

0:27:300:27:34

damage on the shoot, and just taking

the weight off it.

We will talk to

0:27:340:27:42

Paul Moore later, we also have an

expert on birdlife, a lot of

0:27:420:27:46

questions to be asked, we will have

the top tips and advice to help you

0:27:460:27:50

manage your outdoor space and your

garden, given the very cold

0:27:500:27:53

temperatures that will be learning a

little more later. Darce and

0:27:530:27:58

snowdrops there, you see not many of

them at this time of year. But

0:27:580:31:24

in half an hour.

0:31:240:31:25

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

0:31:250:31:27

Now, though, it's back

to Louise and Dan.

0:31:270:31:29

Bye for now.

0:31:290:31:34

Good morning, you are watching

breakfast with Louise and then. It

0:31:340:31:38

is just after 6:30, we will bring

you the latest news in a couple of

0:31:380:31:42

moments. Also on the programme

today, one in five to

0:31:420:31:46

moments. Also on the programme

today, one in five to boss made to

0:31:460:31:48

counterterrorism police last year

contained useful intelligence. We

0:31:480:31:50

will speak to the head of UK

counterterrorism policing about a

0:31:500:31:54

new drive encouraging people to

report suspicious behaviour or

0:31:540:31:57

activity.

0:31:570:32:02

Following Oscar success,

the producers of The Silent Child

0:32:090:32:12

will be here to tell us why they're

calling on the government to teach

0:32:120:32:16

all children sign language.

0:32:160:32:17

Despite being terrified of heights,

Welsh rugby star Gareth 'Alfie'

0:32:170:32:20

Thomas has agreed to complete

a 12,000 feet skydive for Sport

0:32:200:32:23

Relief.

0:32:230:32:23

A team of over 60's,

dubbed the 'silver Skydivers',

0:32:230:32:25

are also taking part.

0:32:250:32:26

We'll catch up with them later

to find out how they got on!

0:32:260:32:30

Good morning.

0:32:300:32:30

Here's a summary of today's main

stories from BBC News.

0:32:300:32:33

A British company, accused

of misusing personal data belonging

0:32:330:32:36

to 50 million Facebook users,

is being investigated

0:32:360:32:38

by the information watchdog.

0:32:380:32:39

The UK's Information Commissioner

says she will seek

0:32:390:32:41

a warrant to look at databases

and servers hosted by Cambridge

0:32:410:32:44

Analytica.

0:32:440:32:44

The firm is accused of using

facebook data without consent

0:32:440:32:47

to influence the outcome

of the last US election.

0:32:470:32:49

Both Cambridge Analytica

and Facebook deny any wrongdoing.

0:32:490:32:57

Ministers are to decide whether they

will

0:33:060:33:08

Ministers are to decide whether they

will take further action against

0:33:080:33:09

Russia after the expulsion of

British formats from Russia. Their

0:33:090:33:16

families totalling about 80 people

will leave Russia today. Both sides

0:33:160:33:21

have ordered 23 diplomats to go

following the attack on the verge --

0:33:210:33:26

following the nerve agent attack.

0:33:260:33:27

A two-year-old girl has died

after being lifted from a car found

0:33:270:33:30

in a river in Wales.

0:33:300:33:32

Kiara Moore was recovered

from a silver Mini

0:33:320:33:34

in the River Teifi in Cardigan.

0:33:340:33:35

On Monday afternoon,

numerous Facebook posts claimed

0:33:350:33:37

the car been stolen.

0:33:370:33:38

Officers said they were continuing

to investigate the circumstances

0:33:380:33:41

of the incident and appealed

for witnesses who may have seen

0:33:410:33:44

the vehicle enter the river.

0:33:440:33:52

Some Conservative MPs are expected

to raise concerns today

0:33:570:33:59

about the future of

fishing after Brexit.

0:33:590:34:01

Under yesterday's draft

agreement, the European Union

0:34:010:34:03

will continue to set quotas

on which fish can be caught

0:34:030:34:06

during the transitional period

following the UK's departure next

0:34:060:34:09

March.

0:34:090:34:09

Number Ten said it had

secured specific safeguards

0:34:090:34:11

for the fishing industry.

0:34:110:34:19

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell

believes Britain was responsible but

0:34:290:34:33

Corbyn says he wants a definitive

answer about the source of the nerve

0:34:330:34:39

agents.

0:34:390:34:41

The taxi-hailing company, Uber,

has suspended testing

0:34:410:34:42

of its driverless cars in the US

after a fatal accident.

0:34:420:34:45

A 49-year-old woman was hit

as she crossed a street in Arizona.

0:34:450:34:49

The incident is the first time

a pedestrian has died in an accident

0:34:490:34:52

involving a self-driving car.

0:34:520:34:53

There was a driver in the vehicle,

but police said it was

0:34:530:34:57

in autonomous mode.

0:34:570:35:03

President Trump has unveiled a plan

to invest six billion dollars

0:35:030:35:06

tackling an epidemic

of painkiller-addiction in the US.

0:35:060:35:08

Mr Trump has called for tougher

punishment for drug

0:35:080:35:11

dealers and traffickers,

including the death penalty,

0:35:110:35:13

a move which is opposed

by many in Congress.

0:35:130:35:21

Police are urging members

of the public to help them prevent

0:35:240:35:27

terror attacks in the UK,

as part of a new drive to encourage

0:35:270:35:31

people to report suspicious

behaviour or activity.

0:35:310:35:33

Detectives have revealed that one

in five reports made

0:35:330:35:35

to counter-terrorism police last

year contained useful intelligence.

0:35:350:35:37

The family of bald eagles in

Washington, DC are celebrating two

0:35:370:35:41

new additions. Here they are. The

bald eagle almost disappeared from

0:35:410:35:47

the United States decades ago but

have taped -- habitat detection lead

0:35:470:35:53

to its recovery and the bird was

removed from the Federal endangered

0:35:530:35:56

species list in 2007. Apparently the

hatching process can take between

0:35:560:36:01

24- 48 hours. Put that in your fact

file. I will be ripping out some

0:36:010:36:12

bald eagle facts later in the

programme. Beautiful to see. Good

0:36:120:36:25

morning, Kat.

Judging by the

celebrations that the Winter

0:36:250:36:29

Olympians had, I was watching a

video from Amy Fuller. It looks like

0:36:290:36:34

a big party. The Winter Paralympians

who arrived back on British soil, I

0:36:340:36:40

think the party begins to them now.

0:36:400:36:42

Paralympics GB have returned safely

to the UK after their medal-winning

0:36:420:36:45

exploits in South Korea.

0:36:450:36:46

The team has achieved its medal

target of seven medals,

0:36:460:36:48

with all of them being won

in the visually-impaired skiing.

0:36:480:36:51

Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide

Jen Kehoe claimed gold

0:36:510:36:54

in their slalom event to become GB's

most successful Winter Paralympians

0:36:540:36:57

of all time.

0:36:570:36:57

They've been speaking to Andy Swiss.

0:36:570:37:05

It means everything to me. I have

always had a dream since I was

0:37:070:37:11

little to come away with a medal at

the Paralympic games and 2018 was

0:37:110:37:15

always the goal ever since I first

started. An immensely proud to have

0:37:150:37:21

done it and reached the goal that we

wanted.

0:37:210:37:26

So what is it actually like skiing

with a visual impairment?

0:37:260:37:29

We've got our hands on a piece

of video that gives us a good idea

0:37:290:37:34

of what it looks like...

0:37:340:37:41

...and here it is.

0:37:420:37:43

This is what skiing

with partial sight looks like -

0:37:430:37:46

It makes you realise just how

important having a guide

0:37:460:37:49

on the mountain is.

0:37:490:37:57

England's Anthony Watson will miss

the rest of the season

0:38:040:38:06

with an achilles injury.

0:38:060:38:08

The 24-year-old was withdrawn

during the first half

0:38:080:38:10

of the weekend's Six Nations defeat

at the hands of Ireland,

0:38:100:38:13

and it's understood he'll miss

between four and six months

0:38:130:38:15

of action, which would rule him

out of England's tour

0:38:150:38:18

of South Africa in June.

0:38:180:38:20

Now, you're at the top

of your sport, you go off

0:38:200:38:23

to have a baby

and when you return -

0:38:230:38:25

you get drawn against

the top players.

0:38:250:38:27

That's the scenario facing

Serena Williams in Miami this week

0:38:270:38:30

as she's been drawn

against Naomi Osaka -

0:38:300:38:32

who won the last tournament.

0:38:320:38:40

And the director of the Miami Open

believes that needs to be reviewed.

0:38:530:38:57

Williams, who is a 23-time

Grand Slam singles winner,

0:38:570:39:00

has no official ranking,

which means she cannot be seeded

0:39:000:39:02

for WTA events.

0:39:020:39:03

So who do you feel more sorry for?

0:39:030:39:05

Williams getting a tough draw

or the poor woman in the top ten

0:39:050:39:08

who has to face her

in the first round?

0:39:080:39:15

An interesting conundrum.

0:39:150:39:16

We're used to seeing

Jose Mourinho a little moody -

0:39:160:39:19

the Manchester United manager has

been particularly irate lately.

0:39:190:39:21

But he may have another reason to be

unhappy this morning:

0:39:210:39:24

The former England striker

Chris Sutton has called

0:39:240:39:27

Mourinho "outdated".

0:39:270:39:27

He says the United manager's

personality has changed

0:39:270:39:29

from the charismatic one that

came to the UK in 2004.

0:39:290:39:32

Mourinho has been criticised by some

fans and pundits for a style

0:39:320:39:36

of football perceived

to be unadventurous.

0:39:360:39:44

Meanwhile, Sutton expects defender

Luke Shaw to leave the club

0:39:490:39:52

at the end of the season.

0:39:520:39:54

The 22-year-old has barely featured

for United under Mourinho,

0:39:540:39:56

with the manager publicly

criticising the full-back

0:39:560:39:58

during his time at Old Trafford...

0:39:580:40:00

I do think it is part and parcel of

professional sport. Players take

0:40:000:40:03

responsibility but there seems to be

something in this Jose Mourinho

0:40:030:40:06

thing. We are not party to what goes

on in there. It seems that Barinia

0:40:060:40:10

has an agenda against Luke Shaw. If

you have an agenda, play. -- Jose

0:40:100:40:16

Mourinho.

0:40:160:40:17

Well, the controversial VAR

technology was available

0:40:170:40:19

in Manchester United's FA Cup win

against Brighton over the weekend

0:40:190:40:22

but it wasn't required.

0:40:220:40:23

No such luxuries available

in the Chiliean top flight...

0:40:230:40:25

Have a look at this...

0:40:250:40:26

With just five minutes remaining

and the score finally poised

0:40:260:40:29

at 1-1, penalty...

0:40:290:40:32

Can't believe the rectory at Ward

had a penalty for that. Maybe they

0:40:410:40:45

do need the AE are in Chile. -- AR.

The way he throws his head back!

0:40:450:40:56

TV Presenter, Ant McPartlin says

he will seek further treatment

0:40:560:40:59

after he was arrested

on suspicion of drink driving.

0:40:590:41:02

His publicist said

the presenter, who spent time

0:41:020:41:03

in rehab last year, was taking time

off "for the foreseeable future".

0:41:030:41:07

We can speak now to Dr Yasir Abbasi,

Clinical Director of

0:41:070:41:10

Addiction Services at Mersey Care

NHS Foundation Trust.

0:41:100:41:17

Thank you for joining us. Tell us a

little bit about the general

0:41:200:41:24

situation. When somebody has had

issues, at what stage would they

0:41:240:41:29

need to go back into rehab?

Naturally, it is quite dispiriting

0:41:290:41:35

news coming out about Ant. Relapse

is a common outcome of recovery.

0:41:350:41:43

When someone is going on a recovery

journey, there are so many factors

0:41:430:41:48

at play that can affect the journey

towards recovery and towards

0:41:480:41:52

complete abstinence, that having a

relapse into one or the other kind

0:41:520:41:58

of epic did substances shouldn't

completely throw you off board. You

0:41:580:42:04

should learn from the mistakes. You

should see what triggered it and

0:42:040:42:09

learn from it and make sure that

doesn't happen again.

It's very

0:42:090:42:14

individual, isn't it? We speak to

lots of people who have been in

0:42:140:42:18

rehab and it can be difficult to be

thrust back into the public eye. It

0:42:180:42:23

is not something everybody goes

through but living your life in the

0:42:230:42:26

spotlight in that way can make

things more troubling.

It can. This

0:42:260:42:31

reiterates the fact that addiction

is quite a serious illness and there

0:42:310:42:37

is no one silver bullet which treats

it. It is a bio cycle social

0:42:370:42:46

approach you need to take. You need

to make sure physical well-being is

0:42:460:42:49

looked after, psychological

well-being. There is a social

0:42:490:42:54

network that they connect to which

needs to be addiction free to help

0:42:540:42:57

them recover. And naturally, when

you are in the limelight and there

0:42:570:43:02

is so much focus on new, it can put

more stress on you. That is how it

0:43:020:43:11

is if you are working within the

media. I guess what we need to make

0:43:110:43:16

sure of now is to give ant some

time, give him the space to recover

0:43:160:43:21

without everyone having a very

strong opinion of what is happening.

0:43:210:43:25

And giving him his personal space so

when he is ready and more robust, he

0:43:250:43:32

can come back.

Routinely, what kind

of support people are given when you

0:43:320:43:37

have been through rehab. Obviously,

you have had intense support and

0:43:370:43:41

help. When you leave, what support

is there?

There is a lot of emphasis

0:43:410:43:46

on what we call building up your

social network. It is essential that

0:43:460:43:51

during your rehab placement, you

have a recovery agenda where you

0:43:510:43:56

look at what you would need to do

were you to go through a difficult

0:43:560:44:01

patch. That includes dealing with

your stresses and that includes

0:44:010:44:05

dealing with your cravings and

triggers. Over here, your close

0:44:050:44:10

ones, your friends and family, to

play an important role and you need

0:44:100:44:13

to have people who you trust who you

can discuss the difficulties you

0:44:130:44:18

face. If you are having a stressful

moment, you should know how to

0:44:180:44:23

destress yourself in a positive way.

If you are having your cravings and

0:44:230:44:27

your triggers then you should know

how to distract yourself in a

0:44:270:44:32

positive way. This needs to build up

while you are going through the

0:44:320:44:38

rehab process.

Interesting to get an

insight. Thank you. A little bit

0:44:380:44:43

later on, we will be talking about

how this asset -- how this

0:44:430:44:58

how this asset -- how this effects

ITV. This Saturday is not going to

0:44:590:45:01

go ahead. Carol is here to look at

the weather.

0:45:010:45:16

the weather.

Cloud across Norfolk.

It

0:45:210:45:22

the weather.

Cloud across Norfolk.

It is similar across many parts of

0:45:220:45:24

England, Wales and Scotland.

Generally speaking, it is going to

0:45:240:45:32

be less cold as we go through today

compare to what we have been used to

0:45:320:45:36

and as the cloud thins and brakes,

we will see sunny spells develop.

0:45:360:45:49

blues return and it will be mild

into the middle of the week and not

0:45:590:46:01

as cold as it was either. Currently

we have a

0:46:010:46:04

as cold as it was either. Currently

we have a weak weather front that is

0:46:040:46:06

pushing a cloud over to the West and

that is what will give us some

0:46:060:46:10

patchy light rain and drizzle here

and there. In the towns and cities

0:46:100:46:15

of England and Wales the amount of

cloud cover that we have, we will

0:46:150:46:19

push further north, around

Aberdeenshire we will have clad in

0:46:190:46:24

Scotland and the rest of Scotland

and Northern Ireland it is a cold

0:46:240:46:28

start with a widespread frost.

Through the course of the day here

0:46:280:46:32

is the band of cloud, the weather

front that drifts steadily

0:46:320:46:35

westwards, the sun will come out

behind it, across East Anglia and

0:46:350:46:40

south-east England, parts of

southern England is generally and

0:46:400:46:42

across northern England,

particularly Cumbria, Lancashire,

0:46:420:46:46

Cheshire into Northern Ireland

Scotland will see the sun. Already

0:46:460:46:51

you can see something else is coming

in from the Atlantic, and other

0:46:510:46:54

weather front, and that is

continuing to progress in from the

0:46:540:46:58

west. Eventually bringing in some

rain across western Scotland and the

0:46:580:47:04

West of Northern Ireland. Across

England and Wales we will have clear

0:47:040:47:08

skies, it is going to be a cold

night but again the chance of a

0:47:080:47:13

widespread frost, these are the

temperatures in towns and cities, it

0:47:130:47:17

will be lower in rural areas and we

could see some patchy freezing fog

0:47:170:47:21

in parts of the south. We start

Wednesday on that note, beautiful

0:47:210:47:25

start when we lose any patchy fog

across England and Wales, and the

0:47:250:47:29

weather front comes in from the

north-west, taking the rain with it

0:47:290:47:33

across Scotland and Northern Ireland

into north-west England, then you

0:47:330:47:36

notice all this cloud building ahead

of the two. The further east you are

0:47:360:47:40

the longer you will hang on to the

brighter skies. By Thursday that has

0:47:400:47:45

scooted down to the south-east,

again a lot of dry weather at a more

0:47:450:47:48

active front coming in from the West

introducing some heavy rain and

0:47:480:47:53

Italy across western Scotland and

Northern Ireland, and that we will

0:47:530:47:56

see some breaks but look at those

temperatures. 10- 12 it has been a

0:47:560:48:00

while since we have seen those.

0:48:000:48:04

Fathers who want to take time away

from work to care for their children

0:48:040:48:08

are not getting enough support

from the government.

0:48:080:48:10

Steph's been looking at this.

0:48:100:48:16

It is based on some research that is

out today.

0:48:170:48:19

The Women and Equalities Committee

spent over a year looking

0:48:190:48:22

at whether dads are supported

in the workplace when it comes

0:48:220:48:25

to caring for their children -

0:48:250:48:27

and they think that the current

policies aren't working.

0:48:270:48:29

Especially for less well-off dads.

0:48:290:48:31

Richard wanted a more flexible job

so he could do the school run,

0:48:310:48:34

but he struggled to find an employer

who would let him do that.

0:48:340:48:41

I have got two children and when my

eldest was about to go to school we

0:48:410:48:45

realise that we needed to get some

flexibility in our working lives to

0:48:450:48:49

accommodate our family, which was

very important to me and my wife. So

0:48:490:48:53

through a discussion we realise that

would be me,

0:48:530:48:55

through a discussion we realise that

would be me, I would make that

0:48:550:48:57

shift, and unfortunately in that

process employers were asking

0:48:570:49:00

questions about why my wife was in

collecting the children, why would

0:49:000:49:04

it Younie. As a family we determined

it would be me that would be ever

0:49:040:49:11

the children and employers need to

realise that their own sake, and to

0:49:110:49:14

get the person for the job that is

best not just present, they need to

0:49:140:49:18

be flexible about their offer.

0:49:180:49:21

Sarah Jackson, Chief Executive

of the charity Working Families

0:49:210:49:23

joins us now from London.

0:49:230:49:28

How common is Richard's story?

It is

increasingly common. We have been

0:49:280:49:34

tracking a father would penalty for

a number of years. Every year we

0:49:340:49:38

produce something for the modern

family 's index which is the biggest

0:49:380:49:41

survey of working families in the

UK. And we can see last year that a

0:49:410:49:46

number of fathers were beginning to

make choices or say they were making

0:49:460:49:49

choices about downshift in in the

way Richard did, and it was that

0:49:490:49:53

report that prompted the Select

Committee to launch this enquiry. An

0:49:530:49:57

easy we asked fathers what they were

doing about it, and we have seen at

0:49:570:50:02

around 18%, almost one in five of

fathers have put a brake on their

0:50:020:50:05

career because they want to spend

more time with their family. And

0:50:050:50:09

there is no difference between what

men and women are doing. So we are

0:50:090:50:12

beginning to see a real panelled --

Perrin to a penalty and merging, Web

0:50:120:50:18

becoming apparent is a bad career

move.

-- parenthood family. So what

0:50:180:50:22

can be done about it?

Be committee

is calling for a new extended period

0:50:220:50:29

of paternity leave, at the moment a

father only gets two weeks and they

0:50:290:50:33

have two be working for an employer

to 41 weeks before they can get that

0:50:330:50:38

two weeks. Every new father should

have time off to be with their new

0:50:380:50:42

child, they are saying there should

be an additional paid 12 weeks at

0:50:420:50:48

90% of salary for all new fathers,

so similar to maternity leave, just

0:50:480:50:53

not so long. And they are also

saying that flexible working should

0:50:530:50:56

become a Day one right as the Prime

Minister herself has called for,

0:50:560:51:00

because at the moment fathers can

find it much harder to negotiate

0:51:000:51:04

taxable working on Mother's Day.

It

is interesting when you look at the

0:51:040:51:08

take-up of shared parental leave,

and it is incredibly low isn't it?

0:51:080:51:12

Do you think that is fathers

worrying as well about the potential

0:51:120:51:16

stigma, how they will be treated by

their employer?

There are three

0:51:160:51:20

things going on. One is that shared

parental leave is £141 a week, so it

0:51:200:51:26

is difficult for parents to take

that option. Not a lot of fathers

0:51:260:51:29

know about it, and yes they are

worried, men aren't stupid, they can

0:51:290:51:33

see what happens to women's careers.

What we do see is that within

0:51:330:51:38

employers who are paying shared

parental leave properly and who are

0:51:380:51:41

promoting it and encouraging fathers

to take it, it is actually a really

0:51:410:51:45

high take-up, some of those big

organisations are reporting 50%

0:51:450:51:49

take-up among eligible fathers.

Anything we can do to give fathers

0:51:490:51:54

greater confidence so they will

start doing what they actually want

0:51:540:51:56

to do in terms of their family

lives, could be a real change, a

0:51:560:52:01

real wake-up call in the UK as we

see men and women both being able to

0:52:010:52:06

take care of their kids the way they

would like to.

Thank you for your

0:52:060:52:10

time this morning. And I'm sure

anyone out there who was a dad who

0:52:100:52:15

wants to tell us their opinion, get

in touch with us because it would be

0:52:150:52:19

great to hear your thoughts.

0:52:190:52:21

It may still be frosty this morning

but today is the spring equinox -

0:52:210:52:24

the official start of a new season.

0:52:240:52:26

You wouldn't think so after many

parts of the UK were bombarded

0:52:260:52:30

by snowstorms over the weekend

and temperatures struggled

0:52:300:52:32

to rise above freezing.

0:52:320:52:34

Breakfast's Tim Muffett is at RHS

Harlow Carr in Harrogate for us

0:52:340:52:38

to find out what impact the weather

has had on our gardens

0:52:380:52:42

and wildlife.

0:52:420:52:48

Good morning to you, the official

start of spring, the spring equinox,

0:52:480:52:53

from today days are longer than

before, but the two bridges that

0:52:530:52:58

this time of year have been

extraordinarily cold. Enjoy the view

0:52:580:53:03

here, 58 acres of beautiful

landscaped gardens, just the of

0:53:030:53:07

Harrowgate, the Royal horticultural

Society gardens at Harlow Carr. You

0:53:070:53:14

can also see behind me some work

being done, because this has posed

0:53:140:53:19

some interesting challenges for

gardeners can offer those who tend

0:53:190:53:22

to large gardens like this, and

smaller gardens as well. What should

0:53:220:53:25

we be doing if you have a garden or

outdoor space to help manage what

0:53:250:53:29

has happened, given the very low

temperatures. What have you been

0:53:290:53:33

doing here, Paul, what talent --

what challenges have these

0:53:330:53:38

temperatures pose?

We have had mild

spells early on, but a nice cold

0:53:380:53:45

winter has held everything back, but

first day of spring, kind to get

0:53:450:53:49

into the garden, -- time to get into

the garden, get up those dead

0:53:490:53:55

leaves, really it is time to cut

plants back before the new shoots

0:53:550:54:01

come through and prepare this

spring.

A lot of people have been

0:54:010:54:04

worried about their daffodils

because that snow may have damaged

0:54:040:54:07

them, as a damage them permanently,

Jackie, what do we make about

0:54:070:54:13

daffodils, what have you seen here

so far?

At this time of year the

0:54:130:54:16

daffodils should be upright, they

should be nice and perky, it is one

0:54:160:54:21

of the signs of spring we love. A

lot of them have fallen over, and if

0:54:210:54:26

you look at this one they all have

little bands in the stalks and that

0:54:260:54:30

is because it has been so cold that

the SAP inside the daffodils has

0:54:300:54:34

frozen, and when it falls out the

cells can burst and can go horribly

0:54:340:54:37

wrong like this one. What I would

recommend doing is, if they look OK,

0:54:370:54:41

you can pick them, defrost them

slowly and enjoy them in a vase in

0:54:410:54:47

the house,

0:54:470:54:49

slowly and enjoy them in a vase in

the house,.

Jamie is a bird expert.

0:54:490:54:54

Apart from feeding birds what can

you do to encourage wildlife?

0:54:540:55:00

Keeping the scruffy edges of the

garden is a good thing, keeping them

0:55:000:55:05

said, -- said.

What impact has the

weather had on migration?

Lots of

0:55:050:55:12

birds turning up in gardens, where

they are forced to look further food

0:55:120:55:17

because of the bad weather.

Seen

anything interesting this morning?

0:55:170:55:24

There is one up in the hole there, I

have in looking at that.

We tried

0:55:240:55:30

this imminent but maybe that is too

much of a challenge. -- tried to

0:55:300:55:35

zoom in on the bird there.

The

surveys have not been done yet, it

0:55:350:55:41

is a busy time of year for birds, a

tossup between Andy and expenditure,

0:55:410:55:46

cold air is not good in spring.

Thank you. It is a beautiful site

0:55:460:55:51

this morning, the sun is out,

temperatures are low, the first day

0:55:510:55:55

of spring officially, some people

hard at work. It is an inspiration.

0:55:550:56:04

They look beautiful there, the

gardens. There is a fruitcake that

0:56:100:56:16

they do their at Harlow Carr. We

would like to know how your garden

0:56:160:56:22

has been faring in the cold weather,

if your plants flowers have been

0:56:220:56:25

damaged by the ice and snow... You

have to whack the snow off the

0:56:250:56:32

precious ones. Send your pictures in

to us. We also have WhatsApp. If you

0:56:320:56:44

get a digit wrong you might get

married in three months! That is a

0:56:440:56:52

reference to a story you found about

a wrong number, someone sent a

0:56:520:56:56

message. Someone sent a message to

himself, put the wrong did it in,

0:56:560:57:02

send it to a woman instead who said

what is this about, and three months

0:57:020:57:06

later they

0:57:061:00:24

what is this about, and three months

That is it from me I am back in half

1:00:241:00:26

an hour.

1:00:261:00:29

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

1:00:291:00:32

The British company accused

of using the data of 50 million

1:00:321:00:35

Facebook users without their consent

to influence the US election.

1:00:351:00:37

The Information Commissioner

is applying for a warrant to search

1:00:371:00:40

computers used by technology company

Cambridge Analytica.

1:00:401:00:42

Both they and facebook

deny any wrongdoing.

1:00:421:00:50

Good morning, it's Tuesday

the 20th of March.

1:01:031:01:05

Also this morning -

1:01:051:01:13

The Russian diplomats expelled from

the UK over this

1:01:131:01:16

The Russian diplomats expelled from

the UK over this by poisoning will

1:01:161:01:17

leave today. Ministers will decide

later whether they will take further

1:01:171:01:21

action.

1:01:211:01:21

Why potholes are still causing

problems - nearly 25,000 miles

1:01:211:01:24

of roads in England and Wales need

essential maintenance

1:01:241:01:26

in the next year.

1:01:261:01:27

Good morning.

1:01:271:01:28

Uber has suspended testing

of its driverless cars after a fatal

1:01:281:01:31

accident in the US.

1:01:311:01:32

I'll have more in a moment.

1:01:321:01:34

In Sport, Paralympics GB arrive

back on British soil,

1:01:341:01:36

after their record-breaking

exploits in South Korea.

1:01:361:01:44

It is officially the first day of

spring. Look at that. Sun is out.

1:01:481:01:56

Will we have the weather to match

elsewhere?

The sun is out. We have a

1:01:561:02:04

lot of clear skies across Scotland

and Northern Ireland. A lot of

1:02:041:02:08

sunshine but a cool start. The

England and Wales, we have sunshine

1:02:081:02:11

as we have seen. Also abandoned

cloud moving west which will thicken

1:02:111:02:17

up in the odd spot with patchy light

rain. More details in 15 minutes.

1:02:171:02:23

Good morning.

1:02:231:02:24

First, our main story.

1:02:241:02:25

A British company, accused

of misusing personal data belonging

1:02:251:02:27

to 50 million Facebook users

to influence the US election,

1:02:271:02:30

is being investigated

by the information watchdog.

1:02:301:02:32

The UK's Information Commissioner

says she will seek a warrant to look

1:02:321:02:35

at databases and servers hosted

by Cambridge Analytica.

1:02:351:02:37

Both Cambridge Analytica

and Facebook deny any wrongdoing.

1:02:371:02:40

Mark Lobel reports.

1:02:401:02:46

A leading British data mining

firm is today battling

1:02:461:02:49

to save its reputation.

1:02:491:02:53

Yet, this is complex to do...

1:02:531:02:55

Executives from Cambridge Analytica

have been secretly filmed

1:02:551:02:59

by Channel 4 News apparently

suggesting it could use honey traps

1:02:591:03:02

and potential bribery

to discredit politicians.

1:03:021:03:04

But the company hit back,

criticising how the programme

1:03:041:03:06

was edited, claiming they do not

engage in honey traps or bribes.

1:03:061:03:09

Last night, the company's chief

executive spoke to the BBC.

1:03:091:03:17

I have a huge amount of regrets

about the fact that we maybe

1:03:181:03:21

undertook this meeting and spoke

without certain amount of hyperbole

1:03:211:03:24

about some of the things that we do.

1:03:241:03:31

But the allegations don't end there.

1:03:311:03:33

Cambridge Analytica may be

responsible for a major breach

1:03:331:03:36

of ordinary people's data, too.

1:03:361:03:40

It has been accused of using

the personal data from 50 million

1:03:401:03:43

Facebook users to encourage voters

to back Donald Trump during the 2016

1:03:431:03:46

US presidential election.

1:03:461:03:50

A whistleblower from the company

claims a personality quiz

1:03:501:03:52

on Facebook was used

to amass the data.

1:03:521:03:56

That potential breach of privacy has

alarmed the Information Commissioner

1:03:561:04:00

who today, citing Cambridge

Analytica's lack of co-operation,

1:04:001:04:04

is seeking a warrant

to search its databases and servers.

1:04:041:04:09

Facebook suspended Cambridge

Analytica from its services last

1:04:091:04:12

week and instructed a digital

forensic team to find out if it

1:04:121:04:15

still has the data in question,

but Cambridge Analytica claimed it

1:04:151:04:18

has deleted all the data it obtained

from a third party application

1:04:181:04:22

in 2014 after learning

the information did not adhere

1:04:221:04:25

to data protection rules.

1:04:251:04:29

Mark Lobel, BBC News.

1:04:291:04:34

Ministers are to decide

whether to take further action

1:04:341:04:37

against Russia after Saturday's

expulsion of British

1:04:371:04:39

diplomats by Moscow.

1:04:391:04:39

The Russian Embassy says

its diplomats and their families,

1:04:391:04:42

totalling about eighty people,

will leave London today.

1:04:421:04:44

Both sides have ordered twenty-three

embassy staff to go,

1:04:441:04:46

following the nerve agent attack

in Salisbury which Britain has

1:04:461:04:49

blamed on Russia.

1:04:491:04:50

Our diplomatic correspondent,

James Robbins, reports.

1:04:501:04:58

For Britain, this is both expulsion

day and another decision day.

1:04:591:05:02

The Russian Embassy in London

will say goodbye to its 23 diplomats

1:05:021:05:07

ordered out by the Prime Minister

as undercover intelligence officers.

1:05:071:05:10

As they leave, Theresa May

and her senior ministers

1:05:101:05:12

on the National Security Council

will consider possible next

1:05:121:05:14

steps against Russia.

1:05:141:05:22

After Moscow's response on Saturday,

expelling the same number of British

1:05:231:05:26

diplomat, but also closing down both

the British Council in Moscow

1:05:261:05:29

and the consulate in St Petersburg,

will Britain now decide to launch

1:05:291:05:32

a second round of measures?

1:05:321:05:34

To do so risks an endless

tit-for-tat with the Kremlin.

1:05:341:05:37

But not to do so risks accusations

of weakness from some quarters.

1:05:371:05:41

More than two weeks

after the Salisbury attack,

1:05:411:05:43

and following Boris Johnson's visit

to Brussels yesterday,

1:05:431:05:47

British ministers are heartened

by the level of solidarity from Nato

1:05:471:05:51

and the European Union, more

supportive than some had expected.

1:05:511:05:56

So it looks as if the government may

reserve the right to take further

1:05:561:05:59

action against Russia in future.

1:05:591:06:01

James Robbins, BBC News.

1:06:011:06:09

Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK must

still deal with Vladimir Putin -

1:06:091:06:13

despite evidence pointing

to his country's involvement

1:06:131:06:14

in the Salisbury spy attack.

1:06:141:06:16

The Labour leader said he would "do

business" with Russia

1:06:161:06:19

but assertively and on the basis

of the UK's values.

1:06:191:06:21

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell

says he believes Mr Putin

1:06:211:06:24

was responsible.

1:06:241:06:24

But Mr Corbyn said he wanted

"an absolutely definitive answer"

1:06:241:06:27

about the source of the nerve agent.

1:06:271:06:34

A two-year-old girl has died

after being lifted from a car found

1:06:341:06:38

in a river in Wales.

1:06:381:06:39

Kiara Moore was recovered

from a silver Mini

1:06:391:06:41

in the River Tye-vee in Cardigan.

1:06:411:06:44

On Monday afternoon,

numerous Facebook posts claimed

1:06:441:06:45

the car been stolen.

1:06:451:06:46

Officers say they are continuing

to investigate the circumstances

1:06:461:06:48

of the incident and appealed

for witnesses who may have seen

1:06:481:06:51

the vehicle enter the river.

1:06:511:06:59

Some Conservative MPs are expected

to raise concerns today

1:06:591:07:01

about the transitional

deal after Brexit.

1:07:011:07:03

Under yesterday's draft

agreement, the European Union

1:07:031:07:05

will continue to set fishing quotas.

1:07:051:07:07

Our political correspondent

Chris Mason joins us

1:07:071:07:09

from Westminster with more details -

Chris, how controversial

1:07:091:07:11

is the deal?

1:07:111:07:19

We are calling it frank discussion?

It is always a tell-tale sign at

1:07:251:07:30

Westminster. A frank exchange of

views which is Westminster code

1:07:301:07:38

given that these things tend to be

gently talked down, for humdinger of

1:07:381:07:44

a row. This matters to so many MPs,

talking about fishing. Is very small

1:07:441:07:49

part of the British economy but

symbolically hugely important in the

1:07:491:07:53

context of wrecks it because it

being the very essence of how you do

1:07:531:07:59

and do not co-operate with our

nearest neighbours.

1:07:591:08:05

nearest neighbours. -- context of

Brexit. According to the fishermen,

1:08:061:08:11

it has been a disaster for their

industry. They were excited about

1:08:111:08:16

escaping from the clutches of the

EU. They've believe this period of

1:08:161:08:20

transition, at one year and nine

months, that will follow our expert,

1:08:201:08:26

simply doesn't deliver that quickly

enough. They thought they would be a

1:08:261:08:31

little bit of a period of transition

where things would stay the same.

1:08:311:08:34

They now realise it would take a

year longer than they realised.

1:08:341:08:44

year longer than they realised. Some

of these MPs had had meeting. They

1:08:451:08:49

have a meeting with the Prime

Minister today. It shows how this

1:08:491:08:53

argument is ratcheting up very

quickly. Less than 24 hours on from

1:08:531:08:58

the big moment in Brussels

yesterday. All of these matters,

1:08:581:09:02

regardless of whether you have an

interest in our fishing communities,

1:09:021:09:06

because conservatives don't have a

majority in Parliament. Their

1:09:061:09:11

Scottish contingent are particularly

angry about this and are making

1:09:111:09:13

noises along the lines of saying

they would be able to back a Brexit

1:09:131:09:17

deal that wouldn't do far more for

fishermen. Tricky row, this, for the

1:09:171:09:22

Prime Minister to try and resolve.

Next time we hear a frank exchange

1:09:221:09:27

of news, we know what they mean.

1:09:271:09:32

The taxi-hailing service,

Uber, has suspended tests

1:09:321:09:34

of its driverless cars,

after one of the vehicles hit

1:09:341:09:36

and killed a woman in Arizona.

1:09:361:09:38

Self driving cars have been involved

with several crashes but this is the

1:09:381:09:42

first time it has been involved in a

fatal pedestrian collision.

1:09:421:09:46

Steph is here with more details.

1:09:461:09:48

A lady called a Elaine Herzberg with

causing the road in Arizona and was

1:09:481:09:53

struck by one of these driverless

cars. She was then taken to hospital

1:09:531:09:57

and very sadly died. At that time,

there was a person behind the wheel

1:09:571:10:02

of the car but the car was self

automated so the person wasn't

1:10:021:10:08

actually in control of it. This is

the first time, as you say, Dan,

1:10:081:10:12

that a pedestrian has been killed by

a driverless car. This is a car that

1:10:121:10:17

was being tested by Uber and they

are one of many firms testing cars

1:10:171:10:24

like this at the moment. To put it

into context. This is the first time

1:10:241:10:28

a pedestrian has been killed. There

are a something like 100th et al it

1:10:281:10:32

is because of cars in the US every

single date. -- 100 deaths. People

1:10:321:10:40

are questioning whether this would

happen at all. -- should happen.

1:10:401:10:45

Other people have said it was so

close that nothing would have been

1:10:451:10:52

able to stop it. That is the debate

around whether this is technology

1:10:521:10:56

that we really need to make sure is

spot on it gets deployed.

It goes

1:10:561:11:03

right to the heart of the issue, are

they safe or not?

1:11:031:11:11

they safe or not?

By 2021, the

government sets before they want to

1:11:111:11:15

look into using driverless cars. And

have them on the roads by 2021.

1:11:151:11:23

And back in rehab. And off TV and

back in rehab. This is about ant

1:11:231:11:31

McPharlin. -- Ant. It was from

drink-driving. This weekend's

1:11:311:11:43

episode of Saturday night has been

cancelled. The firm set up a Harvey

1:11:431:11:48

Weinstein and his brother 13 years

ago have filed for bankruptcy. The

1:11:481:11:53

future had been in doubt since

dozens of women publicly accused the

1:11:531:11:56

producer of sexual harassment,

assault and rape. Harvey Weinstein

1:11:561:12:00

denies all allegation of

nonconsensual sex. The studio says

1:12:001:12:06

it will cancel nondisclosure

agreements which had been used to

1:12:061:12:10

stop women making accusations

against Harvey Weinstein. One of the

1:12:101:12:14

stars of sex and the city Cynthia

Nixon has announced she is launching

1:12:141:12:21

a bid to become New York governor.

In her campaign, Cynthia Nixon who

1:12:211:12:27

played Miranda Hobbs, said she loved

New York and never wanted to live

1:12:271:12:30

anywhere else but some things in the

city, according to her, have to

1:12:301:12:35

change. You are watching breakfast.

1:12:351:12:41

Tip-offs from the public

to counter-terrorism police can

1:12:411:12:44

provide vital information to help

foil future terror plots -

1:12:441:12:46

but what should people

be looking out for?

1:12:461:12:48

Last year one in five reports

from the public contained

1:12:481:12:51

useful intelligence which led

to a number of convictions.

1:12:511:12:54

Police have released this video

to show what sort of things

1:12:541:12:57

they want us to look out for.

1:12:571:13:00

Scotland Yard's newly appointed

counter-terrorism chief,

1:13:521:13:53

Neil Basu joins us now

from our studio in Central London.

1:13:531:14:01

Good morning. Thank you for joining

us. I really want to talk to you

1:14:011:14:07

about your priorities right now.

You

obviously have just got this job. It

1:14:071:14:12

is an incredibly important one. What

are your top priorities?

It is

1:14:121:14:17

getting communities to help. A

takeover at a moving time. It is

1:14:171:14:21

almost a year to the day when that

some are like no other. My thoughts

1:14:211:14:28

will be with victims, families and

survivors from that awful time. I

1:14:281:14:34

know the public has a sense of

anxiety about terrorism but I want

1:14:341:14:38

them to have a sense of control as

well. It has long been a mantra of

1:14:381:14:42

hours that communities defeat

terrorism, not just security

1:14:421:14:44

confessionals. -- professionals. We

want them to report it to us if they

1:14:441:14:52

see anything. I think I have been

criticised in the past because we

1:14:521:14:55

weren't clear about what it was that

was suspicious that they should

1:14:551:14:59

report. This film is an attempt to

say, hey, these are some common,

1:14:591:15:03

everyday things that might be a

vital part of the jigsaw that helps

1:15:031:15:08

us solve the crime.

We have seen a

bit of the film. What sort of things

1:15:081:15:12

would you say to people to look out

for?

Some of the things are obvious,

1:15:121:15:17

if people are looking at weapons or

browsing extremist material. There

1:15:171:15:22

might be people who are hiring cars

or vans for what apparently is no

1:15:221:15:27

good reason and acting suspiciously

while they do so. Filming security

1:15:271:15:34

people or filming security sites and

CCTV when you would expect them to

1:15:341:15:38

do something more like a tourist

photographs or acting suspicious in

1:15:381:15:41

public. What I have said in the past

is the public has an amazing

1:15:411:15:45

instincts. You know in your

community, you know in your family,

1:15:451:15:48

you know where you live and where

you work, what doesn't feel right.

1:15:481:15:51

What we are saying is what something

doesn't feel right, no matter how

1:15:511:15:56

small or insignificant you think it

is, you should pick up the phone or

1:15:561:15:59

go to the website which is

www.gov.uk/act. No forward click or

1:15:591:16:08

phone call will be ignored.

1:16:081:16:15

Have you got the resources if you

have got dozens, thousands of phone

1:16:161:16:20

calls, e-mails, suspicious activity,

do you have the resources to deal

1:16:201:16:24

with it?

We are dealing with almost

600 investigations, the tempo is

1:16:241:16:29

very high but we have network of

thousands of police officers and

1:16:291:16:33

staff who are doing amazing work up

and down the country and in every

1:16:331:16:37

region of the UK. Yes we have the

resources. We know the public want

1:16:371:16:41

to report to us and we want to

encourage them to do that.

1:16:411:16:45

Absolutely every call is taken

seriously, every call is treated

1:16:451:16:48

confidentially, every call is triage

by trained professionals who will

1:16:481:16:52

know whether or not this is

something we should act upon or not.

1:16:521:16:56

Can I also talk to you about

counterterrorism being involved into

1:16:561:17:03

this spy poisoning, what is the

latest, what can you tell us?

I have

1:17:031:17:08

said before that this is going to be

a painstaking and long

1:17:081:17:11

investigation. Our offices are

dealing incredible work and I wanted

1:17:111:17:15

pay tribute to their bravery and

they are working around the clock to

1:17:151:17:19

try and get answers. We have taken

400 state rents, we have more

1:17:191:17:24

statements to come, there is 4000

hours of closed-circuit television

1:17:241:17:27

footage and we are trying to get

through it, but this will take a

1:17:271:17:32

long time. But I want to pay tribute

to the amazing people of Salsbury

1:17:321:17:37

who have been amazing throughout, --

Salisbury. The people have come

1:17:371:17:43

forward in response to the appeal

and they have talked with them if

1:17:431:17:47

communities defeat terrorism, I

would like every citizen to consider

1:17:471:17:54

themselves counterterrorism citizen.

In the same way that we want every

1:17:541:17:59

police officer to be a

counterterrorism officer. And

1:17:591:18:02

Salisbury is proving that.

It is 18

minutes past seven.

1:18:021:18:10

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

1:18:101:18:13

Good morning, I am well, hope you

are

1:18:131:18:17

Good morning, I am well, hope you

are too. Today's weather, the spring

1:18:171:18:20

equinox, we have been hearing Tim

talk about it, the weather is more

1:18:201:18:24

springlike. This is a gorgeous

picture taken this morning, thank

1:18:241:18:28

you for sending them in. Some still

snow out there, but the sun is out,

1:18:281:18:37

not everywhere this morning, but the

chances are high that if you haven't

1:18:371:18:41

got it yet you will see it. It is

not going to be as it was over the

1:18:411:18:45

weekend. If we look at the trend of

the temperature this week you can

1:18:451:18:49

see Wednesday are still quite

chilly, but then these mild yellow

1:18:491:18:53

colours come across the shores. With

the change in the wind direction to

1:18:531:18:57

more of a southerly. They push ahead

as we move into Friday and sat away.

1:18:571:19:02

That will turn bitterly cold once

again but the temper at will dip a

1:19:021:19:06

touch. Today we have this weak

weather front drifting from the east

1:19:061:19:10

towards the West, it will tend to

fizzle but it is producing some

1:19:101:19:14

cloud and some very patchy light

rain and drizzle here and there. I

1:19:141:19:18

no means are we all seeing it but it

means that it is not as cold start

1:19:181:19:23

today across England and Wales as it

was yesterday. You can see as well

1:19:231:19:27

that around the borders in eastern

Scotland, for the rest of Scotland

1:19:271:19:31

and Northern Ireland -- all of

Northern Ireland it is a cool start.

1:19:311:19:36

There is also some frost around as

well. We have a band of cloud

1:19:361:19:40

continuing to drift from the east

towards the West, fizzling, but it

1:19:401:19:44

will be the chance for some spots of

light rain coming over just here and

1:19:441:19:48

there, I no means Will we see it

all, and it will brighten up over

1:19:481:19:54

East Anglia and Southern counties.

The same for most of northern

1:19:541:19:57

England and western Wales, and most

of Scotland which should hang on to

1:19:571:20:02

the sunshine. In the north and west

of Scotland and west of Northern

1:20:021:20:05

Ireland, the clouds start to

approach and this is the new weather

1:20:051:20:09

front coming our way. As it does so

the clan will continue to build

1:20:091:20:12

through the night, at an chilly with

some rain arriving across western

1:20:121:20:16

Scotland and west of Northern

Ireland. For England and Wales and

1:20:161:20:19

the clear skies it will be cold,

widespread frost and a chance of

1:20:191:20:23

some patchy freezing fog forming as

well. So tomorrow we start of on

1:20:231:20:29

that cold latecomers still a loss of

sunshine for England and Wales first

1:20:291:20:32

thing, but as the weather front

comes in from the west, getting into

1:20:321:20:39

northern England, the cloud will

build a header that, and

1:20:391:20:42

temperatures going up, and a quick

look at those they shows that

1:20:421:20:45

getting into the south-east and

clearing, the cloud building but

1:20:451:20:50

temperature wise and we have not

seen for a while, we are looking at

1:20:501:20:54

between ten and 12. It sounds

positively warm, like summer. Time

1:20:541:21:03

to crack out the ice cream. If you

haven't noticed, Dan's ice cream

1:21:031:21:08

shirts. I like it. It even has got

twister, fab, I have been analysing

1:21:081:21:20

them this morning. 7:21 a.m..

Potholes cause issues to cyclists,

1:21:201:21:32

other rolled issues as well.

1:21:321:21:38

And the recent bad weather will only

have made the problem worse.

1:21:381:21:42

According to the Asphalt Industry

Alliance there are almost 25,000

1:21:421:21:44

miles of roads in England and Wales

which have been identified

1:21:441:21:47

as in need of essential

maintenance in the next year.

1:21:471:21:50

Experts say it would take 14 years

to get local roads back

1:21:501:21:53

to a reasonable state

for motorists and cyclists,

1:21:531:21:55

as Breakfast's Jayne

McCubbin reports.

1:21:551:21:57

This is the problem

we are talking about.

1:21:571:21:59

So many potholes,

they are everywhere.

1:21:591:22:01

Every day I feel like my tyres

are going to be completely

1:22:011:22:04

ruined.

1:22:041:22:08

They are everywhere.

1:22:081:22:09

They are atrocious, the roads,

it's everywhere now.

1:22:091:22:11

We really need some investment.

1:22:111:22:17

It is a problem which irritates

motorists, but one which can be

1:22:171:22:20

lethal to cyclists.

1:22:201:22:21

Simon and Tom are part

of club which cycle around

1:22:211:22:25

10,000 miles a year,

both have been recently injured.

1:22:251:22:30

There was not really anywhere

to go with the cars,

1:22:301:22:33

I hit this pothole, took one

of my hands off the bars,

1:22:331:22:37

and I went down quite hard,

probably in excess of 25

1:22:371:22:39

miles an hour.

1:22:391:22:41

I had injections, fluid put

in my shoulders and my

1:22:411:22:45

hands, cortisone injections,

it has been quite an ongoing thing.

1:22:451:22:48

And the trauma has

stayed with you because

1:22:481:22:50

you are not out there

cycling competitively?

1:22:501:22:53

It really knocks your confidence,

you are just really

1:22:531:22:57

aware of the road surface,

and certainly being pushed out

1:22:571:22:59

into the traffic,

with the broken roads.

1:22:591:23:04

Tom has been floored four

times in as many weeks.

1:23:041:23:07

Every single time due to a pothole?

1:23:071:23:09

Every single time due to a pothole?

1:23:091:23:11

Pretty much yet.

1:23:111:23:12

Pretty much yeah.

1:23:121:23:12

Potholes or the road

being poorly maintained.

1:23:121:23:14

And we know this, the big flaw

is likely to make a big

1:23:141:23:18

And we know this, the big thaw

is likely to make a big

1:23:181:23:23

problem even bigger.

1:23:231:23:25

But today a report from the people

who will help look after the big fix

1:23:251:23:29

say this.

1:23:291:23:29

Councils in England and Wales filled

in 24% fewer potholes

1:23:291:23:32

last year than five years ago,

1:23:321:23:34

and it will take 14 years to clear

1:23:341:23:36

the current road repair backlog.

1:23:361:23:37

Local authorities this

year are telling us

1:23:371:23:39

that there is more than 24,000 miles

worth of road that really need to be

1:23:391:23:43

urgently addressed in the next 12

months, that is incredible,

1:23:431:23:46

it's like driving around the world.

1:23:461:23:48

One in five roads have

got less than five

1:23:481:23:50

years worth of life left in them.

1:23:501:23:54

Last year we were saying one in six.

1:23:541:23:56

The scale of the problem

is escalating, our roads are getting

1:23:561:23:59

worse.

1:23:591:23:59

While novel ways are dreamt up

to highlight the problem,

1:23:591:24:02

the local government

Association says

1:24:021:24:03

councils are making progress

in filling Dols properly.

1:24:031:24:08

councils are making progress

in filling holes properly.

1:24:081:24:10

But they need much more

funding from central

1:24:101:24:12

government.

1:24:121:24:12

Central government said they had

given close to £300 million

1:24:121:24:15

to help do the job.

1:24:151:24:16

Simon was offered £18,000

from the council in compensation.

1:24:161:24:20

All of this costs, but today's

report says nowhere near enough

1:24:201:24:23

is being spent to tackle

decades of underinvestment.

1:24:231:24:31

Are you plagued by potholes

on your daily commute?

1:24:311:24:39

Craig from Middlesbrough has sent in

this wonderful image, that is going

1:24:391:24:42

to cause serious problems the

people. Here is an with a series, a

1:24:421:24:48

collection.

1:24:481:24:52

collection. The manager at ten Hill

in Richmond posts because of

1:24:531:24:59

potholes on social media places to

warn everyone. A cyclist fell down

1:24:591:25:05

one apparently. And this is from

Warren who sent this one in, it is

1:25:051:25:09

side on. We could have flipped that.

That is a series of potholes. That

1:25:091:25:16

is strenuous lane in Burton. --

stringers lane. Thank you for

1:25:161:25:23

getting in touch. It is not like you

have got out to get those pictures,

1:25:231:25:31

it you had them on your phones. I

will go to a pothole folder. I need

1:25:311:25:37

one.

1:25:371:25:42

Email us at bbcbreakfast@bbc.co.uk

1:25:421:25:43

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1:25:431:25:46

Or you can Tweet using

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1:25:461:25:49

Spring officially starts today

which means longer days

1:25:491:25:51

are on the way!

1:25:511:25:52

Tim Muffett is at RHS Harlow Carr

in Harrogate for us this morning.

1:25:521:25:55

It looks glorious there.

Good

morning, glorious but very cold.

1:25:551:26:01

It looks glorious there.

Good

morning, glorious but very cold. It

1:26:011:26:03

is the spring equinox today, the

official start of spring as far as

1:26:031:26:06

many are concerned. We have had

record low temperatures, so what

1:26:061:26:11

impact have those temperatures had

on our gardens and wildlife? The

1:26:111:26:15

gardeners here said these shoots

would normally be much more

1:26:151:26:18

developed than they are now, so what

can partners do if you are going out

1:26:181:26:22

in the next few days, what should

you do to help preserve and give a

1:26:221:26:27

helping hand to some of the plants

which may be having a tough time.

1:26:271:26:30

For more tips, more later but

1:26:301:29:53

which may be having a tough time.

back in half an hour, let go back to

1:29:531:29:54

Louise and down.

1:29:541:29:57

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

1:30:021:30:04

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

1:30:041:30:12

A British company missed -- accused

of misusing data along it to 50

1:30:121:30:19

million Facebook users to affect the

US election is being investigated by

1:30:191:30:24

the washed -- watchdog. They are

looking at databases. Both companies

1:30:241:30:33

deny wrongdoing.

1:30:331:30:41

We want to know what

1:30:411:30:46

The company has hit back at those

claims, criticising how

1:31:191:31:21

the programme was edited,

claiming they do not engage in honey

1:31:211:31:24

traps or bribes.

1:31:241:31:25

We're joined now by Damian Collins

who is the Chair of the Digital,

1:31:251:31:29

Culture, Media and Sport Committee.

1:31:291:31:34

it's fascinating watching the

entirety of that report.

Just for

1:31:341:31:38

clarity, you spoke to one of the

gentleman in that video. The chief

1:31:381:31:42

executive of Cambridge analytic as

part of your enquiry into fake news.

1:31:421:31:54

-- Cambridge Analytica. What

questions to you want to ask him?

We

1:31:551:31:59

asked him directly about the

Facebook user data that they held as

1:31:591:32:03

a company and in particular whether

they had received these 50 million

1:32:031:32:05

profiles from an academic from

Cambridge University. Mr Nix denied

1:32:051:32:18

he received that date. It is

concerning why are companies like

1:32:181:32:23

Cambridge Analytica was able to buy

the data profiles of 50 million

1:32:231:32:26

Facebook users, and Facebook knew

about this for two years without

1:32:261:32:31

doing anything about it. They only

finally acted to suspend Cambridge

1:32:311:32:35

Analytica from using their platform

this weekend when the story broke.

1:32:351:32:39

Will you be resubmitted to Nix to

get to the bottom of why he

1:32:391:32:46

originally denied using the data

from Facebook?

It looks like Mr Nix

1:32:461:32:53

misled Parliament. We want to make

sure we know what he meant.

1:32:531:32:57

Certainly, what he told us when he

came in front of the Select

1:32:571:33:02

Committee was not consistent from

these various investigations. It is

1:33:021:33:07

important because at the heart of

this is the ethics of how Facebook

1:33:071:33:12

data is acquired and how it is used.

People use Facebook data every day

1:33:121:33:20

and had never have heard of

Cambridge Analytica. -- heard of

1:33:201:33:25

Cambridge Analytica. And they could

be accessing their data and using

1:33:251:33:30

their knowledge.

This is where the

story broadens out. By the way,

1:33:301:33:35

Cambridge Analytica says they are

not in the business of lying or fake

1:33:351:33:39

news and player not in the business

of entrapment. There are companies

1:33:391:33:42

that do this but to me that crosses

the line. Again, to broaden this out

1:33:421:33:47

and bringing Facebook in, I know you

are doing some gathering of data in

1:33:471:33:52

America last week, do you now need

to speak to Facebook again about

1:33:521:33:57

this?

Last month, we had some

hearings in the community in America

1:33:571:34:01

where we were discussing these very

issues. Today, I would be writing to

1:34:011:34:06

Mark Zuckerberg to tell him to come

to the committee. When we have the

1:34:061:34:10

hearings with Facebook, we asked

them directly about their

1:34:101:34:13

relationship with Cambridge

Analytica and asked them the way in

1:34:131:34:16

which developers can acquire

Facebook user data and have a

1:34:161:34:18

monitor how they do with it. They

were not able to give us any clear

1:34:181:34:22

answers but clearly the company knew

about this relationship with

1:34:221:34:25

Cambridge Analytica and knew there

was a problem. We want to know why

1:34:251:34:29

we didn't get straight answers at

the time. The time has come now for

1:34:291:34:32

the person who founded his company,

his public face, flat we speak in

1:34:321:34:36

public and answer question. I'm

talking about Mark is a blog. -- and

1:34:361:34:43

actually speak in public. And answer

questions.

They said there were

1:34:431:34:48

questions they cannot answer.

What

they said was they had given

1:34:481:34:53

information to the information

Commissioner and they would supply

1:34:531:34:55

that same information to the

committee. It has been more than a

1:34:551:34:59

month since those hearings and we

haven't received the data and

1:34:591:35:02

information about them. We also

asked them about weathered

1:35:021:35:12

asked them about weathered whether

-- they didn't have information. One

1:35:121:35:16

of the Facebook used is to put

witnesses in front of hearings that

1:35:161:35:22

don't know the full picture so they

can get away with not answering the

1:35:221:35:26

questions in that way. The time for

ducking and diving has come to an

1:35:261:35:30

end and we want the people whose job

it is to know everything about this

1:35:301:35:34

to answer the questions.

How

surprised were you to find out that

1:35:341:35:37

Facebook was actually in the offices

of Cambridge Analytica and were told

1:35:371:35:40

to stand down by the Information

Commissioner?

Extraordinary. We were

1:35:401:35:45

told this during Channel 4 News last

night and the -- don't know if the

1:35:451:35:53

Information Commissioner was aware.

What they intended to do in those

1:35:531:35:59

officers, who knows? The concerns

were that they might have been

1:35:591:36:03

removing information that could have

been vital to the investigation. It

1:36:031:36:08

is astonishing they were there in

the first place.

The thing is, it is

1:36:081:36:12

a huge drop the Information

Commissioner. This is about free and

1:36:121:36:16

fair elections, not looking like

they are free and fair. This is

1:36:161:36:20

about our use of sites like Facebook

and others and what they do with our

1:36:201:36:24

personal data. This is a story which

has huge implications right across

1:36:241:36:28

society. You'll make if we go back

to these 50 million user profiles,

1:36:281:36:32

these are not people that agreed to

hand over their data. -- if we go

1:36:321:36:38

back.

These people were just

engaging in a survey that had been

1:36:381:36:44

put out there so these people had no

idea that their data was in the

1:36:441:36:48

hands of a company like Cambridge

Analytica. A lot of these surveys

1:36:481:36:51

and social interactions are not

about politics, just about people 's

1:36:511:36:55

daily lives but that information can

be taken and used to target those

1:36:551:36:58

three people in a clinical campaign

and it is something I think people

1:36:581:37:02

have no knowledge of and will be

quite shocked to know it happens.

1:37:021:37:06

One final one. Facebook are a

well-known company and they deny any

1:37:061:37:10

wrongdoing. Do you feel you are in a

position when you can bring them and

1:37:101:37:14

asked them the questions they need

to answer on this issue or other it

1:37:141:37:18

too vast and she too huge to be

brought into the discussion in that

1:37:181:37:22

way?

No one is too big to be facing

questioning. We are now calling for

1:37:221:37:28

it, for Mark Zuckerberg to come and

so if the U.S. Congress. I think the

1:37:281:37:34

time has come for them to front up

and answer these difficult questions

1:37:341:37:37

because it's not just about what

politicians like myself or our

1:37:371:37:41

counterparts in America who are

investigating this, it is about what

1:37:411:37:44

Facebook users think. -- who are

investigating think.

Thank you for

1:37:441:37:53

your time this morning. Lots of

detail in the papers as well.

1:37:531:37:58

Ministers are to decide

whether to take further action

1:37:581:38:01

against Russia after Saturday's

expulsion of British

1:38:011:38:03

diplomats by Moscow.

1:38:031:38:04

The Russian Embassy says

its diplomats and their families,

1:38:041:38:06

totalling about eighty people,

will leave London today.

1:38:061:38:08

Both sides have ordered twenty-three

embassy staff to go,

1:38:081:38:11

following the nerve agent attack

in Salisbury which Britain has

1:38:111:38:13

blamed on Russia.

1:38:131:38:20

Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK must

still deal with Vladimir Putin -

1:38:201:38:24

despite evidence pointing

to Russian involvement

1:38:241:38:26

in the Salisbury spy attack.

1:38:261:38:27

In an interview with

Radio Four's The World at One,

1:38:271:38:30

the Labour leader said he would "do

business" with Russia,

1:38:301:38:32

but it would be based

on British values.

1:38:321:38:34

At the weekend, the Shadow

Chancellor John McDonnell said

1:38:341:38:37

he believes Mr Putin

was responsible.

1:38:371:38:42

Some Conservative MPs are expected

to raise concerns today

1:38:421:38:45

about the future of

fishing after Brexit.

1:38:451:38:46

Under yesterday's draft

agreement, the European Union

1:38:461:38:48

will continue to set quotas

on which fish can be caught

1:38:481:38:51

during the transitional period

following the UK's departure next

1:38:511:38:54

March.

1:38:541:38:54

Number Ten said it had

secured specific safeguards

1:38:541:38:57

for the fishing industry.

1:38:571:39:05

The taxi-hailing company, Uber,

has suspended testing

1:39:081:39:10

of its driverless cars in the US

after a fatal accident.

1:39:101:39:13

A 49-year-old woman was hit

as she crossed a street in Arizona.

1:39:131:39:16

The incident is the first time

a pedestrian has died in an accident

1:39:161:39:20

involving a self-driving car.

1:39:201:39:21

There was a driver in the vehicle,

but police said it was

1:39:211:39:24

in autonomous mode.

1:39:241:39:27

Coming up shortly, Carol will have

have all the weather details

1:39:271:39:30

but first Kat is here

with the sport.

1:39:301:39:37

Returning winter Paralympians.

1:39:391:39:44

Yesterday, quite late on in the

afternoon they returned. Look at all

1:39:441:39:49

that silverware and gold wear and

bronze ware around their necks. They

1:39:491:39:53

are 500 g each. Menna Fitzpatrick

and Jen

1:39:531:40:02

and Jen Kehoe have so many. That

would get you right in the solar

1:40:021:40:06

plexus. I hope they were moving

Sareen Lee through the airport.

1:40:061:40:10

Paralympics GB have returned safely

to the UK after their medal-winning

1:40:111:40:14

exploits in South Korea.

1:40:141:40:16

The team has achieved its medal

target of seven medals,

1:40:161:40:18

with all of them being won

in the visually-impaired skiing.

1:40:181:40:21

Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide

Jen Kehoe claimed gold

1:40:211:40:23

in their slalom event to become GB's

most successful Winter Paralympians

1:40:231:40:26

of all time.

1:40:261:40:27

They've been speaking to Andy Swiss.

1:40:271:40:29

It means everything to me.

1:40:291:40:31

I have always had a dream

since I was little to come away

1:40:311:40:34

with a medal at the Paralympic Games

and 2018 was always the goal ever

1:40:341:40:38

since I first started.

1:40:381:40:39

I'm immensely proud to have done it

and reached the goal that we wanted.

1:40:391:40:47

England's Anthony Watson will miss

the rest of the season

1:40:511:40:54

with an achilles injury.

1:40:541:40:55

The 24-year-old was withdrawn

during the first half

1:40:551:40:57

of the weekend's Six Nations defeat

at the hands of Ireland,

1:40:571:41:00

and it's understood he'll miss

between four and six months

1:41:001:41:02

of action, which would rule him

out of England's tour

1:41:021:41:05

of South Africa in June.

1:41:051:41:12

Now you're at the top of your sport,

you go off to have a baby

1:41:121:41:17

and when you return -

you're 491st in the world...

1:41:171:41:19

That's the scenario facing

Serena Williams in Miami this week.

1:41:191:41:22

Because of her low ranking,

she gets a tough draw

1:41:221:41:25

against the best players

earlier on in tournments,

1:41:251:41:27

rather than in the latter stages.

1:41:271:41:28

And the director of

the Miami Open, James Blake,

1:41:281:41:31

believes that needs to be reviewed.

1:41:311:41:38

He says the current system

is a "kind of punishment" for women

1:41:381:41:41

who go off to have a baby -

and that there should be some sort

1:41:411:41:45

of protection - he suggests some

sort of grace period where women

1:41:451:41:49

could still be seeded - to make help

them make their comeback.

1:41:491:41:52

Obviously you don't want Serena

Williams going off and coming back

1:41:521:41:55

as number one because that gives

nobody else an opportunity to be

1:41:551:41:58

number one but at the same time,

having started from 491 in the world

1:41:581:42:02

it seems crazy.

You feel for her

opponent. Lots of debate about that

1:42:021:42:08

in the papers this morning and

online.

1:42:081:42:10

We're used to seeing

Jose Mourinho a little moody -

1:42:101:42:12

the Manchester United manager has

been particularly irate lately.

1:42:121:42:15

But he may have another reason to be

unhappy this morning:

1:42:151:42:18

The former England striker

Chris Sutton has called

1:42:181:42:20

Mourinho "outdated".

1:42:201:42:21

He says the United manager's

personality has changed

1:42:211:42:23

from the charismatic one that

came to the UK in 2004.

1:42:231:42:26

Mourinho has been criticised by some

fans and pundits for a style

1:42:261:42:29

of football perceived

to be unadventurous.

1:42:291:42:31

Meanwhile, Sutton expects defender

Luke Shaw to leave the club

1:42:311:42:34

at the end of the season.

1:42:341:42:36

The 22-year-old has barely featured

for United under Mourinho,

1:42:361:42:38

with the manager publicly

criticising the full-back

1:42:381:42:40

during his time at Old Trafford.

1:42:401:42:44

I do think it is part and parcel

of professional sport.

1:42:441:42:47

Players take responsibility

but there seems to be

1:42:471:42:49

something in this

Jose Mourinho thing.

1:42:491:42:51

We are not party to

what goes on in there.

1:42:511:42:53

It seems that Mourinho has

an agenda against Luke Shaw.

1:42:531:42:56

If you have an agenda,

don't play it.

1:43:051:43:09

He has always been very enigmatic

and works in mysterious ways, Jose

1:43:091:43:15

Mourinho. It seems to be more

erratic than usual at the moment.

1:43:151:43:20

Fascinating.

1:43:201:43:23

25 years ago today,

two IRA bombs exploded

1:43:231:43:26

without warning in a busy shopping

centre in Warrington.

1:43:261:43:28

The blasts, just a minute apart,

left two children dead

1:43:281:43:31

and 54 injured.

1:43:311:43:38

The first explosion went off outside

Boots in Bridge Street

1:43:381:43:40

at 12.12pm and the second outside

Argos just 100 yards away.

1:43:401:43:43

It was the day before

Mother's Day and 12-year-old

1:43:431:43:46

Tim Parry was buying his mum, Wendy,

a card when he was killed

1:43:461:43:49

in the attack.

1:43:491:43:50

Wendy and her husband Colin join

us now in the studio.

1:43:501:43:58

I know it's hard to you to see the

pictures and be taken back to what

1:44:001:44:04

happened 25 years ago. What are your

memories of that day?

I suppose the

1:44:041:44:11

panic, really, of trying to find him

on that day. We couldn't find him.

1:44:111:44:18

When we went to the hospital, we

described him. We said he was a

1:44:181:44:24

12-year-old, blonde, and they said

we have nobody of that description

1:44:241:44:28

here. I went home to try and find

him. Colin stayed at the hospital in

1:44:281:44:34

case anything turned up. I went home

to see if Tim had gone home, he

1:44:341:44:41

hadn't. Went back to the hospital

and I was met by a priest who asked

1:44:411:44:47

me what Tim was wearing and as soon

as I told him, he told us to go into

1:44:471:44:52

a room and that's when we found out

that Tim had been in surgery for a

1:44:521:44:57

number of hours. Because Tim was so

tall, he looked more 16. They said

1:44:571:45:05

they didn't have a 12th you rolled,

which they did.

I know since then,

1:45:051:45:12

you have done incredible work, the

pair are a few. -- 12-year-old.

1:45:121:45:17

Looking at after other people like

you with reconciliation. Every

1:45:171:45:23

anniversary is difficult and

presumably the big ones like 25, a

1:45:231:45:26

game, difficult still.

1:45:261:45:31

They are, they are the most

significant, is one of those numbers

1:45:311:45:35

is in it. The media is actively

interested again. We do, as we do at

1:45:351:45:41

every anniversary, we relive what

happened. But being honest, it is a

1:45:411:45:48

good opportunity for us to showcase

the foundation, and the work we do.

1:45:481:45:52

As much as we obviously remember as

a family, but the foundation now is

1:45:521:45:57

very important, it grows and it does

more than it is doing.

I am hearing

1:45:571:46:06

you talk about your story, there

were people in that position, that

1:46:061:46:11

same horrific position as you only

last year. And you have been helping

1:46:111:46:15

some of them haven't you?

We are

working with over 750 families and

1:46:151:46:22

individuals at the moment, so it is

basically helping them to cope and

1:46:221:46:31

recover, and the work of the

foundation does, there is no time

1:46:311:46:35

limit to it, so if someone wants us

now, that is great, if someone wants

1:46:351:46:41

us in 12 months time, that's great

as well. It is whatever is right

1:46:411:46:45

that person. We started the

programme off because when it

1:46:451:46:52

happened to us, there was nobody

around that we could talk to, so

1:46:521:46:56

when we set up the charity, when we

moved into the centre, that was one

1:46:561:47:02

of the first programmes that I

wanted to do to make sure that if it

1:47:021:47:07

happened again there was something

better people to go straight to.

I

1:47:071:47:12

am sure many of our viewers feel,

and I know we feel, about how you

1:47:121:47:19

have brought something out of

something so horrific, and over the

1:47:191:47:25

years you have met with the likes of

Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness, I

1:47:251:47:29

am sure many of our viewers were

those meetings. The people will --

1:47:291:47:35

remember those meetings. We spoke to

you the day after Martin McGuinness

1:47:351:47:38

passed away, you struggle to give

him what happened but you don't

1:47:381:47:44

regret meeting him?

We are a peace

organisation and if we start to

1:47:441:47:48

cherry pick who we speak to we lose

all credibility. You really need to

1:47:481:47:51

have intense conversations, with

your friends, you need to talk to

1:47:511:47:59

the people who might do you harm.

And so that is what we do. We break

1:47:591:48:03

those moulds and we go to places,

and we talk to people regardless of

1:48:031:48:07

what their beliefs. We welcome them,

not because we approve of them but

1:48:071:48:12

we welcome them because there has to

be a dialogue.

And there are still

1:48:121:48:17

what ifs, and what he would be like

now, do you think that and do his

1:48:171:48:22

siblings think about that?

We do.

He

would just be finishing his career

1:48:221:48:27

at Everton.

You are convinced he

would have been at Everton fan?

Tim

1:48:271:48:34

is still very much part of our

family. We talk about him all the

1:48:341:48:38

time, our four grandchildren talk

about him as though they knew him.

1:48:381:48:44

And that is because we try to keep

him alive as possible. And we tell

1:48:441:48:49

them the things he used to do, some

of the stupid things he used to do.

1:48:491:48:55

But history much they are still with

us.

You said if he wasn't going to

1:48:551:49:02

be a footballer, he would have been

on TV, on the X factor.

The first

1:49:021:49:06

time we heard him sing, we went, we

didn't know he could sing! He had

1:49:061:49:11

confidence and he was chirpy, so he

may well have been on the X factor

1:49:111:49:16

or whatever they call it these days.

Who knows. It is wonderful speak to

1:49:161:49:21

you, you have done amazing work,

Colin and Wendy, thank you.

1:49:211:49:27

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

1:49:271:49:30

It is going to get milder?

It is,

good morning. As we go through the

1:49:301:49:36

next few days the temperature will

rise, but it will come down a touch

1:49:361:49:40

just in time for the weekend, but

nowhere near as cold as it has been.

1:49:401:49:44

Today is

1:49:441:49:45

nowhere near as cold as it has been.

Today is not as cold as yesterday,

1:49:451:49:46

any of us will see sunny spells and

as we go through the week more blue

1:49:461:49:50

colours are replaced on Wednesday

and Thursday above the milder yellow

1:49:501:49:53

colours coming from the Atlantic

that indicate a change in wind

1:49:531:49:56

direction. They are pushed away

through Friday and Saturday, the

1:49:561:49:59

temperatures tumble a little bit but

not as low as they have been. Today

1:49:591:50:04

we have a weak weather front

drifting from the Easter was the

1:50:041:50:07

West, which will tend to die in situ

and as it does so the cloud will

1:50:071:50:12

break up. Many of us today will see

some sunshine. Here is that band of

1:50:121:50:17

cloud, it is thick enough for some

patchy light rain in drizzle as it

1:50:171:50:21

moves towards the West. It will

brighten up through East Anglia and

1:50:211:50:25

the Midlands, southern counties,

West Wales, the south-west of

1:50:251:50:30

England, much of Scotland and

Northern Ireland, when we have more

1:50:301:50:33

cloud coming in over the north and

west. Another front is coming our

1:50:331:50:37

way and by the end of the night it

will have produced some rain across

1:50:371:50:41

western Scotland and western parts

of Northern Ireland. The cloud

1:50:411:50:45

building across Scotland and

northern England and Northern

1:50:451:50:48

Ireland as well. Under clearer skies

across England and Wales, it is

1:50:481:50:52

going to be a cold night, with

widespread frost and the chance of

1:50:521:50:55

some patchy freezing fog. But

tomorrow morning we will have some

1:50:551:51:00

lovely sunshine to look forward to.

However as the weather front

1:51:001:51:04

continues to come in from the West,

not only with the brink thickening

1:51:041:51:07

cloud will also bring some heavy

rain across Scotland, Northern

1:51:071:51:11

Ireland and eventually north-west

England. But look at the difference

1:51:111:51:15

in temperatures, we have ten and 11,

something we have not seen for a

1:51:151:51:19

while. And then into Thursday the

first weather front heads off onto

1:51:191:51:23

the continent and then a new active

one comes in from the west. This

1:51:231:51:26

will bring in some rain, some of

which will be heavy, and we will see

1:51:261:51:34

some brighter skies and even some

sunshine to further east that you

1:51:341:51:37

travel. On Thursday we are in pretty

good shape, we have 10- 11, even 12

1:51:371:51:44

in the south. But Thursday into

Friday at the temperatures go down

1:51:441:51:50

as it does into Saturday and Sunday.

Thank you.

1:51:501:51:58

Thank you. 12 is almost short

whether!

1:51:591:52:02

A fifth of firms say the UK's mobile

phone network isn't working for them

1:52:021:52:06

- that's according to a survey

by the British Chambers

1:52:061:52:09

of Commerce out today.

1:52:091:52:10

Steph's been finding out about "not

spots" and why they're

1:52:101:52:12

bad for business.

1:52:121:52:13

You know how annoying

it is when you don't have phone

1:52:131:52:16

signal when you're out and about -

but imagine trying to run a business

1:52:161:52:20

in a mobile and signal black-spot.

1:52:201:52:24

The British Chambers of Commerce

surveyed 1400 companies and found up

1:52:241:52:28

to a fifth of them struggle to have

enough phone signal to do business.

1:52:281:52:32

We spoke to one outdoor business

in Snowdonia who struggle

1:52:321:52:37

with this problem.

1:52:371:52:42

The mobile phone coverage

unfortunately is sketchy if

1:52:421:52:46

physicists are trying to find a way

here, they are relying on navigation

1:52:461:52:50

through their

1:52:501:52:50

here, they are relying on navigation

through their phone, they get a

1:52:501:52:51

blackspot, can't find us or other

tourist attractions, so it is a big

1:52:511:52:57

issue price. It is all about the

destination, so there is no use

1:52:571:53:01

having these great facilities if

people can't upload their images to

1:53:011:53:05

Instagram on Facebook, you take that

away and the people feel like

1:53:051:53:11

someone has topped their arm off. I

have been to some third World

1:53:111:53:15

countries where they have a better

reception in some parts of North

1:53:151:53:19

Wales. -- van in some parts. -- than

some parts of North Wales.

1:53:191:53:25

Well the British Chambers

of Commerce is starting a campaign

1:53:251:53:27

today to find out where

the worst "not spots" are.

1:53:271:53:30

Christian Spence is from the BCC.

1:53:301:53:32

We have had lots of messages about

this, rural Angus in north-west

1:53:321:53:40

Scotland is appalling, it is a big

problem, isn't it?

It is, and it is

1:53:401:53:47

more so as more business becomes

mobile. What of our members have

1:53:471:53:51

said, they are pleased with how

coverage has improved over the past

1:53:511:53:55

five years, even though we are still

seeing 20% of firms are saying that

1:53:551:54:02

actually be not spots we are seeing

are stopping them doing business.

1:54:021:54:06

And you say it has got better, how

much better had it got?

Have half

1:54:061:54:11

the companies saying the mobile

infrastructure they are seeing in

1:54:111:54:14

the UK now is better than five years

ago, is a great step forward. And

1:54:141:54:18

credit to the regulators and

operators for moving forward. The

1:54:181:54:21

question now is how we start to

crack a very complex problem about

1:54:211:54:26

them much smaller areas. We have

seen this in rural areas, which

1:54:261:54:31

perhaps feels more exam -- more

acceptable, but it is not, because

1:54:311:54:36

we want to see rural businesses do

better. One of the things about

1:54:361:54:41

moving through Brexit, is that we

want to get the fundamentals of

1:54:411:54:46

business working in the UK and

mobile connectivity is part of that.

1:54:461:54:49

How do we do that than?

Part of the

response ability sits with

1:54:491:54:55

infrastructure providers themselves,

part of the lies with urban planners

1:54:551:54:59

and deny it -- designers, we have

ticket a lot of different -- have to

1:54:591:55:07

get a lot of different providers

around the table.

Are they not doing

1:55:071:55:13

that already, because surely the

operators can get more out of this,

1:55:131:55:17

more money, it is in everyone's

interest, isn't it?

It is but you

1:55:171:55:25

run into people with a lot of

different backgrounds. Things like

1:55:251:55:33

major transport corridors being

connected, there are debates over

1:55:331:55:36

who should pay for that. It is about

bringing everyone to the table and

1:55:361:55:41

using the local chambers of commerce

is a great way to do that.

Are you

1:55:411:55:48

hoping that businesses get in touch

with you?

Absolutely, get in touch

1:55:481:55:51

with us, there is a social media

campaign, get in touch with us with

1:55:511:55:57

your not spots. Get in touch with us

so we can get the right people

1:55:571:56:01

around the table to improve the

situation.

1:56:011:56:04

After so many parts of the UK

were hit by snow storms over

1:56:041:56:07

the weekend, you may be surprised -

or relieved - to know today

1:56:071:56:11

is officially the start of Spring.

1:56:111:56:13

All this morning Breakfast's Tim

Muffett is at RHS Harlow Carr

1:56:131:56:16

in Harrogate for us to find out

what impact the weather is having

1:56:161:56:19

on our gardens and wildlife.

1:56:191:56:21

Good morning, it is the spring

equinox, it is also very cold and it

1:56:211:56:27

is raining. But this cold weather we

have had, what impact has had on our

1:56:271:56:32

gardens and on our wildlife? We are

going to be talking a little later

1:56:321:56:36

to some who can give some good

advice, what can you do to help your

1:56:361:56:41

flowers, your clients, to prepare

them for that Mac plans to prevent

1:56:411:56:46

them for the warmer months ahead.

But first,

1:56:462:00:07

out, have a lovely day. 20 more on

our website at the usual address.

2:00:072:00:10

Now back to down and Louise. --

damn.

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The British company accused of using

the data of 50 million Facebook

2:00:222:00:27

users without their consent to

influence the US election.

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Both Cambridge Analytica and

Facebooked deny any wrongdoing.

2:00:322:00:39

Facebooked deny any wrongdoing. --

and Facebook.

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A very good morning to you, it is

Tuesday, March 20.

2:00:492:00:59

The Russian diplomats expelled

from the UK over the Salisbury spy

2:00:592:01:01

poisoning will leave London today -

ministers will decide later

2:01:012:01:03

whether to take further action.

2:01:032:01:04

Why are potholes are still causing

problems nearly 25,000 miles of

2:01:042:01:08

roads of England and Wales need

essential maintenance in the next

2:01:082:01:11

year.

2:01:112:01:12

Uber has suspended testing

of its driverless cars

2:01:122:01:13

after a fatal accident in the US.

2:01:132:01:15

I'll have more in a moment.

2:01:152:01:21

In sport, Paralympics GB arrived

back on British soil after their

2:01:222:01:25

record-breaking exploits in South

Korea.

2:01:252:01:28

Following their Oscar success,

the producers of The Silent Child

2:01:282:01:31

will be here to tell us why they're

calling on the Government to teach

2:01:312:01:34

all children sign language.

2:01:342:01:35

And Carol has the weather.

2:01:352:01:41

As a chilly start, today will not be

as cold as to the course of the

2:01:412:01:46

weekend. Some of us seem sunny

spells. -- after a chilly start. The

2:01:462:01:51

trend is for temperatures to climb

higher. More details around 15

2:01:512:01:55

minutes.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

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A British company accused

of misusing personal data belonging

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to 50 million Facebook users

to influence the US election

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is being investigated

by the information watchdog.

2:02:032:02:05

The UK's Information Commissioner

says she will seek a warrant to look

2:02:052:02:07

at databases and servers hosted

by Cambridge Analytica.

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Both Cambridge Analytica

and Facebook deny any wrongdoing.

2:02:092:02:13

Mark Lobel reports.

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A leading British data mining

firm is today battling

2:02:172:02:19

to save its reputation.

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Yet, this is complex to do...

2:02:232:02:25

Executives from Cambridge Analytica

have been secretly filmed

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by Channel 4 News apparently

suggesting it could use honey traps

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and potential bribery

to discredit politicians.

2:02:322:02:36

But the company hit back,

criticising how the programme

2:02:362:02:38

was edited, claiming they do not

engage in honey traps or bribes.

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Last night, the company's chief

executive spoke to the BBC.

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I have a huge amount of regrets

about the fact that we maybe

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undertook this meeting and spoke

without certain amount of hyperbole

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about some of the things that we do.

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But the allegations don't end there.

2:03:002:03:03

Cambridge Analytica may be

responsible for a major breach

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of ordinary people's data, too.

2:03:062:03:09

It has been accused of using

the personal data from 50 million

2:03:092:03:12

Facebook users to encourage voters

to back Donald Trump during the 2016

2:03:122:03:15

US presidential election.

2:03:152:03:19

A whistle-blower from the company

claims a personality quiz

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on Facebook was used

to amass the data.

2:03:212:03:26

That potential breach

of privacy has alarmed

2:03:262:03:28

the Information Commissioner

who today, citing Cambridge

2:03:282:03:31

Analytica's lack of co-operation,

is seeking a warrant

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to search its databases and servers.

2:03:342:03:38

Facebook suspended Cambridge

Analytica from its services last

2:03:382:03:42

week and instructed a digital

forensic team to find out if it

2:03:422:03:45

still has the data in question,

but Cambridge Analytica claimed it

2:03:452:03:49

has deleted all the data it obtained

from a third party application

2:03:492:03:52

in 2014 after learning

the information did not adhere

2:03:522:03:54

to data protection rules.

2:03:542:03:56

Mark Lobel, BBC News.

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A little earlier

on Breakfast we spoke

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to Damien Collins MP,

who said the allegations

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are alarming.

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It is concerning why a company like

Cambridge Analytica was able to buy

2:04:142:04:18

the data profiles of 50 million

Facebook users. At the heart of this

2:04:182:04:23

is about the ethics of how Facebook

data is acquired and used. There

2:04:232:04:27

will be many users who use Facebook

everyday who, until the last couple

2:04:272:04:32

of days, never would have heard of

Cambridge Analytica and might be

2:04:322:04:35

slightly alarmed that a company that

engages in the sort of discussions

2:04:352:04:39

that Channel 4 showed last night

could be accessing data without

2:04:392:04:41

their knowledge.

2:04:412:04:42

Ministers are to decide

whether to take further action

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against Russia after Saturday's

expulsion of British

2:04:442:04:46

diplomats by Moscow.

2:04:462:04:47

The Russian Embassy says

its diplomats and their families,

2:04:472:04:49

totalling about 80 people,

will leave London today.

2:04:492:04:52

Both sides have ordered 23

embassy staff to go,

2:04:522:04:54

following the nerve agent attack

in Salisbury which Britain

2:04:542:04:56

has blamed on Russia.

2:04:562:04:59

Our diplomatic correspondent

James Robbins reports.

2:04:592:05:03

For Britain, this is both expulsion

day and another decision day.

2:05:032:05:06

The Russian Embassy in London

will say goodbye to its 23 diplomats

2:05:062:05:09

ordered out by the Prime Minister

as undercover intelligence officers.

2:05:092:05:15

As they leave, Theresa May

and her senior ministers

2:05:152:05:18

on the National Security Council

will consider possible next

2:05:182:05:21

steps against Russia.

2:05:212:05:23

After Moscow's response on Saturday,

expelling the same number

2:05:232:05:25

of British diplomat,

but also closing down both

2:05:252:05:28

the British Council in Moscow

and the consulate in St Petersburg,

2:05:282:05:33

will Britain now decide to launch

a second round of measures?

2:05:332:05:38

To do so risks an endless

tit-for-tat with the Kremlin.

2:05:382:05:43

But not to do so risks accusations

of weakness from some quarters.

2:05:432:05:47

More than two weeks

after the Salisbury attack,

2:05:472:05:51

and following Boris Johnson's visit

to Brussels yesterday,

2:05:512:05:53

British ministers are heartened

by the level of solidarity from Nato

2:05:532:05:56

and the European Union, more

supportive than some had expected.

2:05:562:05:59

So it looks as if the government may

reserve the right to take further

2:05:592:06:02

action against Russia in future.

2:06:022:06:04

James Robbins, BBC News.

2:06:042:06:11

Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn has said

the UK must still deal

2:06:112:06:14

with Vladimir Putin -

despite evidence pointing

2:06:142:06:16

to Russian involvement

in the Salisbury spy attack.

2:06:162:06:20

In an interview with

Radio Four's The World at One,

2:06:202:06:22

the Labour leader said he would "do

business" with Russia, but it

2:06:222:06:25

would be based on British values.

2:06:252:06:28

At the weekend, the Shadow

Chancellor John McDonnell said he

2:06:282:06:30

believes Mr Putin was responsible.

2:06:302:06:34

A two-year-old girl has died

after being lifted from a car found

2:06:342:06:37

in a river in Wales.

2:06:372:06:38

Kiara Moore was recovered

from a silver Mini in

2:06:382:06:41

the River Teifi in Cardigan.

2:06:412:06:44

On Monday afternoon,

numerous Facebook posts claimed

2:06:442:06:46

the car been stolen.

2:06:462:06:51

-- has been stolen.

2:06:522:06:53

Officers say they are continuing

to investigate the circumstances

2:06:532:06:55

of the incident and appealed

for witnesses who may have seen

2:06:552:06:58

the vehicle enter the river.

2:06:582:06:59

Some Conservative MPs are expected

to raise concerns today

2:06:592:07:01

about the transitional

deal after Brexit.

2:07:012:07:04

Under yesterday's draft agreement,

the European Union will continue

2:07:042:07:06

to set fishing quotas.

2:07:062:07:08

Our political correspondent

Chris Mason joins us

2:07:082:07:10

from Westminster with more details.

2:07:102:07:17

Some people are not happy about

this, is that if fair assessment?

2:07:172:07:22

That really would be. There are more

concerns about this than funny

2:07:222:07:27

splashes of colour on Dan's ship

this morning. MPs representing

2:07:272:07:32

coastal communities are concerned,

so many in the fishing world had

2:07:322:07:35

seen Brexit as a huge opportunity

for the UK to take back control of

2:07:352:07:41

its waters, potentially to revive a

fishing industry that has really

2:07:412:07:44

been battered in the last generation

or two. They saw that transition

2:07:442:07:49

arrangements agreed in Brussels

yesterday, and frankly many felt

2:07:492:07:54

betrayed because not until the end

of 2020 is there any prospect of

2:07:542:07:59

taking back control, to use that

slogan, of UK coastal waters. Many

2:07:592:08:04

in those communities hoped it would

happen so much sooner. MPs have been

2:08:042:08:09

to see the Environment Secretary ads

are going to see the Prime Minister

2:08:092:08:12

later. A real emerging route for the

Prime Minister to handle and this

2:08:122:08:18

does not seem like it will go away

unless she can find some sort of

2:08:182:08:21

solution to placate them.

Chris Mason, thank you.

2:08:212:08:26

The taxi-hailing service Uber

has suspended testing

2:08:262:08:27

of its driverless cars in the US

after a fatal accident.

2:08:272:08:30

While self-driving cars have been

involved in several crashes,

2:08:302:08:32

it is thought to be the first time

a self-driving car has been involved

2:08:322:08:35

in a fatal collision.

2:08:352:08:36

Steph is here with more details.

2:08:362:08:42

Is racist lot of questions?

This was

an accident which happened in

2:08:422:08:47

Arizona, it was a lady called Elaine

who was crossing the road when she

2:08:472:08:51

was struck by one of these vehicles.

She was taken to hospital and

2:08:512:08:55

unfortunately died a little later.

This car did have a person behind

2:08:552:08:59

the wheel but was fully automated,

so that person was not controlling

2:08:592:09:04

the vehicle in any way. It is one in

which Uber is testing, they have

2:09:042:09:09

over 100 of these which they are

testing in the US to see whether it

2:09:092:09:13

can be rolled out in mass

production. Lots of people have

2:09:132:09:20

talked about driverless cars but it

raises lots of questions about

2:09:202:09:22

whether they are safe or not. It is

important to point out that we do

2:09:222:09:26

not know the full details of the

crash in terms of whether the

2:09:262:09:28

vehicle could have stopped even if

it had been controlled by the person

2:09:282:09:33

and not the automated way the car

was running. It is significant to

2:09:332:09:38

put it into context, there are

something like 100 fatalities every

2:09:382:09:42

day in America because of human

controlled cars. Although it is

2:09:422:09:47

terrible that this have happened,

some people say it is important we

2:09:472:09:51

make sure these are fully safe

before we deploy them properly,

2:09:512:09:55

others say they are bound to have

occasional faults. There is a

2:09:552:09:59

question of whose fault is it when

it happens, how will insurance work?

2:09:592:10:04

If an accident happens, is it the

fault of the car or the person who

2:10:042:10:10

owns it? So many questions.

So many,

thank you.

2:10:102:10:14

The TV presenter Ant

McPartlin has stepped down

2:10:142:10:16

from his work commitments to return

to rehab after being arrested

2:10:162:10:18

on suspicion of drink driving.

2:10:182:10:19

This weekend's edition

of Saturday Night Takeaway

2:10:192:10:21

has been cancelled -

and it's not clear who will

2:10:212:10:24

present the final two

episodes of the series.

2:10:242:10:31

A six-year-old boy with epilepsy

will deliver a petition to Downing

2:10:322:10:35

Street today calling him to be

granted a special licence to use

2:10:352:10:39

medical cannabis. He has a very rare

form of an illness which causes up

2:10:392:10:44

to 150 seizures a month. His mother,

Hannah Deacon, you might remember,

2:10:442:10:51

she told BBC breakfast later

Democrat earlier that she wants the

2:10:512:10:55

Government to let Alfie use cannabis

oil to help with his symptoms -- she

2:10:552:11:00

told BBC Breakfast earlier that she

wants.

2:11:002:11:02

Police are urging members

of the public to help them prevent

2:11:022:11:05

terror attacks in the UK

by reporting suspicious

2:11:052:11:07

behaviour or activity.

2:11:072:11:08

Detectives have revealed

that one in five reports made

2:11:082:11:10

to counter-terrorism police last

year contained useful

2:11:102:11:12

intelligence which led

to a number of convictions.

2:11:122:11:14

The public has a sense of anxiety

about terrorism, I want them to have

2:11:142:11:17

a sense of control. It has long been

a mantra of ours that communities

2:11:172:11:23

defeat terrorism, not just security

professionals. This is a way

2:11:232:11:26

communities can help and take back

control. If they see anything we

2:11:262:11:30

want them to report to us. I think I

have been criticised in the past

2:11:302:11:34

because we were not clear about

exactly what was suspicious that

2:11:342:11:38

they should report, this film is an

attempt to say here are some common

2:11:382:11:42

everyday things which you might only

see a small snapshot of but it might

2:11:422:11:46

be a vital part of the jigsaw to

help in solving a crime.

2:11:462:11:53

The world's last surviving male

Northern white rhino has survived,

2:11:532:11:56

according to his carers in Kenya.

The 45-year-old was put to sleep

2:11:562:12:02

yesterday as the age-related

complications worsened

2:12:022:12:04

significantly. His death leaves only

two females, his daughter and

2:12:042:12:12

granddaughter, of the subspecies

alive anywhere in the world. Hope in

2:12:122:12:17

preserving the northern white rhino

now lies in developing IVF

2:12:172:12:20

techniques.

Good morning, you are watching

2:12:202:12:23

Breakfast. For our next item we will

be joined by sign language

2:12:232:12:27

interpreter Russell Andrews.

2:12:272:12:29

be joined by sign language

interpreter Russell Andrews. We are

2:12:292:12:30

talking about one of the most

heart-warming stories from the

2:12:302:12:34

Oscars.

2:12:342:12:42

The triumph of The Silent Child,

2:12:422:12:43

which picked up the award

for best live action short.

2:12:432:12:45

It tells the story of Libby,

a profoundly deaf four-year-old

2:12:452:12:48

girl, who lives a silent life

until a social worker

2:12:482:12:50

teaches her how to sign.

2:12:502:12:51

We'll speak to them in a moment,

but first, let's take a look

2:12:512:12:54

at the film that started it all.

2:12:542:12:56

I want her to speak!

2:12:562:12:57

And I'm saying to you, she's not

hearing anything we are saying!

2:12:572:13:00

I said that!

2:13:002:13:01

We only found out she was deaf

when she was three and a half.

2:13:012:13:05

Which probably makes me an awful

mother, but Libby follows

2:13:052:13:07

what we're saying really well.

2:13:072:13:08

Right.

2:13:082:13:09

Well, I'm sure she'll be fine, then.

2:13:092:13:11

We have quite low expectations.

2:13:112:13:12

We just want her to be a little bit

more confident in school.

2:13:122:13:15

I'm just wondering if we should be

focusing more on the lip-reading

2:13:152:13:18

rather than the sign language.

2:13:182:13:19

She is normal, she's just deaf.

2:13:192:13:21

Do you think she'll be able

to get a job one day?

2:13:212:13:24

Yeah.

2:13:242:13:25

I think she'll be able to

have a career in whatever she likes.

2:13:252:13:28

LAUGHS WRYLY.

2:13:282:13:29

Lord bless her.

2:13:292:13:36

I am excited, and I have never won

one of these. I actually have an

2:13:442:13:49

Oscar in my hands. As soon as it

came into the studio, Louise was

2:13:492:13:54

like, give me that!

2:13:542:13:55

Actor Rachel Shenton,

director Chris Overton and lead

2:13:552:13:57

actor Maisie Sly's dad,

Gilson, are with us now.

2:13:572:13:59

We're also joined by Ray Williams

who is interpreting for Gilson.

2:13:592:14:06

Good morning, everybody. What a

thing. We spoke to you on the day on

2:14:062:14:13

BBC breakfast, you may not remember

what.

I do.

It is incredible to have

2:14:132:14:19

won, this was very important to you,

this film?

The movie is super close

2:14:192:14:24

to my heart. My dad lost his hearing

very sadly, I have been involved in

2:14:242:14:28

the deaf community for years. Seeing

the struggles and barriers faced by

2:14:282:14:33

deaf people gave me the impetus to

write the movie.

Gilson, what has it

2:14:332:14:40

been like for you, Maisie and the

rest of your family?

A surreal

2:14:402:14:45

experience, just amazing. Just

trying to come down from the highs

2:14:452:14:49

and everything of the Oscars. It is

amazing the profile it is getting.

2:14:492:14:54

Rachel and Chris, you said you were

so surprised not only to be there

2:14:542:14:58

but to win, it must have been like

that for you as a family?

It is one

2:14:582:15:03

of the extremes you have. And to

actually achieve it, it is amazing.

2:15:032:15:09

It is a fantastic experience.

You

crowd funded this?

Yes, which was

2:15:092:15:16

probably the hardest nine months of

any of our lives, it is so hard. Our

2:15:162:15:21

parents made and sold cupcakes, it

was really made on a shoestring so

2:15:212:15:27

we did all sorts of things to raise

money.

2:15:272:15:34

What is the moment like? You have

poured your heart and soul into it,

2:15:352:15:39

at the Oscars, looking out on the

stars of the industry, thinking, we

2:15:392:15:45

would have made something which has

touched so many people with an

2:15:452:15:49

important message?

It is a really

weird out of body experience which I

2:15:492:15:52

do not think has sunk in. We watch

clips and go, my goodness, we

2:15:522:15:57

actually did that.

I know you went

on a search to find Maisie. As her

2:15:572:16:03

dad, how has this been for her? How

has it changed her? Or maybe it

2:16:032:16:09

hasn't?

It totally has not changed

her at all, she is cool as a

2:16:092:16:15

cucumber, she struts her stuff. It

has not changed her, it has been a

2:16:152:16:21

fantastic experience, I cannot wait

to sit her down when she's old

2:16:212:16:25

enough and explain.

What was it

about Maisie that made her stand

2:16:252:16:30

out?

She has this laser focus that

we did not see any other child, a

2:16:302:16:36

strange maturity that you do not see

in any other child her age. Then

2:16:362:16:42

about 20 seconds, we made up our

minds she was the one.

That quick?

2:16:422:16:48

It was so quick.

You talked about

getting the message is out, Gilson.

2:16:482:16:53

What are the most important things

people should learn?

It is issue is

2:16:532:17:01

the deaf community face, especially

deaf children. Deaf education, we

2:17:012:17:07

need to make changes in Britain and

England because it is quite clear in

2:17:072:17:12

some cases, in a lot of cases, we

are failing deaf children. My

2:17:122:17:19

example is I had to move 200 miles

away from my friends and family just

2:17:192:17:24

so I could get the right level of

support for my children. We should

2:17:242:17:28

not have to make...

I suppose that

is what winning this has done, it

2:17:282:17:35

has given you know a platform to

come on programmes like this and

2:17:352:17:38

say, listen, we have won this

because it is important, let us make

2:17:382:17:44

a difference?

Absolutely. We feel

incredibly fortunate we have managed

2:17:442:17:47

to do this, arguably one of the

biggest stages in the world,

2:17:472:17:51

incredibly proud we have raised the

profile of the subject.

You are

2:17:512:17:55

planning another film already?

We

would like to extend it, whether a

2:17:552:17:59

drama, feature phone.

It is 20

minutes at the moment.

-- feature

2:17:592:18:05

film. It will be on BBC One over

Easter.

Will be at 7:40pm on Good

2:18:052:18:14

Friday, the 30th, I think?

Exciting.

You could have gone to the Oscars,

2:18:142:18:20

not won it, you could have told your

friends you were Oscar nominated, it

2:18:202:18:24

is the difference between being in

the audience and winning and now

2:18:242:18:29

this whole journey which you can

take the film, Maisie, take the

2:18:292:18:34

subject matter on?

It opened so many

doors for the message but just to be

2:18:342:18:39

Oscar-nominated is an achievement,

we never dream we would win, it is

2:18:392:18:43

exciting what can

2:18:432:18:48

exciting what can happen and

everyone involved.

One of the things

2:18:512:18:53

you want to talk about is sign

language being taught in schools and

2:18:532:18:56

being offered as a GCSE too.

Yeah.

Do you want to talk about that,

2:18:562:19:00

Gilson?

Maybe it is not just a GCSE,

but maybe at primary school age,

2:19:002:19:06

giving them some form of exposure

and learning about British sign

2:19:062:19:12

language because if we can do that,

even if it is not a deaf child, when

2:19:122:19:19

a deaf child grows up, the chances

of them bumping into someone who is

2:19:192:19:22

aware of what issues they might be

facing, the risk of isolation for

2:19:222:19:28

deaf children, it is a lot less.

I

want to know if Maisie will continue

2:19:282:19:34

with her acting career?

It changes

daily. She wanted to be a drama

2:19:342:19:39

yesterday. What is it at the moment?

It is a mixture. She changes her

2:19:392:19:45

mind all the time. She said she

would like to do the acting and then

2:19:452:19:49

she wants to be a drummer, it

changes. We will like to see what

2:19:492:19:56

she would like to do.

Is it true it

was her birthday yesterday?

Yes.

2:19:562:20:02

Five?

Seven.

Is she watching?

She is

on her way to school.

I have got my

2:20:022:20:14

number is wrong, school time! I have

kids the same age, I should know

2:20:142:20:20

that. Lovely to speak to you all. It

has made my day, I know it is not

2:20:202:20:28

mine, but...

We have two on the

shelf which is surreal.

Thank you

2:20:282:20:37

very much.

2:20:372:20:39

And just a reminder that BBC

Breakfast is interpreted in British

2:20:392:20:42

sign language every weekday

between 6:45am and 7.:0am,

2:20:422:20:45

and again between 7:45am and 8:15am.

2:20:452:20:47

That's on the BBC News Channel.

2:20:472:20:51

The Silent Child will be shown

on BBC One on Good Friday at 7:40pm.

2:20:512:20:57

Well worth 20 minutes of your time.

Very much so.

2:20:572:21:01

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:21:012:21:04

Warmer temperatures on the way?

2:21:042:21:06

Warmer temperatures on the way? It

will turn a bit milder this week,

2:21:062:21:11

some have had a beautiful start to

the day. Lying snow still across

2:21:112:21:18

parts of Wales. The forecast today,

it will be less cold, the best way

2:21:182:21:24

to put it. A chilly start, the risk

of ice on untreated surfaces, the

2:21:242:21:30

temperature will pick up, sunny

spells for many of us. We have the

2:21:302:21:36

blues across us, but as we move

through Wednesday and Thursday, the

2:21:362:21:41

yellow clean crosses the UK as the

wind changes direction. Friday and

2:21:412:21:46

into the weekend, the blues returns,

the temperature will drop a little

2:21:462:21:50

bit, not as cold, but not as mild as

it is going to be either. This week

2:21:502:21:55

whether front moving from the east

to the west, it will fizzle in the

2:21:552:22:01

afternoon and at the moment it is

bringing a band of cloud and that is

2:22:012:22:04

thick enough here around there for

patchy light rain or drizzle and by

2:22:042:22:08

no means are we all seeing it. It

will brighten up behind it with

2:22:082:22:14

sunshine. Heard of it too, a fair

bit of sunshine this afternoon.

2:22:142:22:19

Temperatures higher than they have

been. By the end of the afternoon,

2:22:192:22:24

the cloud will be thickening in the

west of the UK and through the

2:22:242:22:29

evening and overnight, the cloud

will move across Scotland, Northern

2:22:292:22:33

Ireland and eventually into northern

England and by the end of the night,

2:22:332:22:36

rain coming into western Scotland

and the west of Northern Ireland.

2:22:362:22:40

England and Wales, it will be called

with the widespread frost. Again

2:22:402:22:45

those of the temperatures you can

expect in terms cities, freezing fog

2:22:452:22:54

in South of England. Tomorrow

morning, when that lists, it will be

2:22:542:22:59

a belter of a start to the day --

when that lifts. Rain crossing

2:22:592:23:10

Northern Ireland, Scotland,

north-west England. Temperatures on

2:23:102:23:12

the up. Tens starting to appear.

This whether front will journey

2:23:122:23:18

east, clearing the south-east

Thursday morning, brighter skies

2:23:182:23:24

with sunshine behind, but the next

whether front comes in from the

2:23:242:23:28

Atlantic, more active, and it will

bring heavy rain initially across

2:23:282:23:34

western areas, moving east. The

cloud moving ahead of it, but

2:23:342:23:41

temperatures, what a surprise, ten,

12, but it will come down towards

2:23:412:23:46

the weekend.

2:23:462:23:48

We can just enjoy it for a little

bit. I will just enjoy it while it

2:23:512:23:56

is here, ignoring that last bit!

2:23:562:24:00

Few things enrage road users

as much as dealing with potholes

2:24:002:24:03

and the recent bad weather will only

have made the problem worse.

2:24:032:24:11

A new report out today says almost

25,000 miles of roads

2:24:112:24:14

in England and Wales need essential

maintenance in the next year,

2:24:142:24:16

and it would take 14 years to get

them up to standard.

2:24:162:24:19

Breakfast's Jayne McCubbin reports.

2:24:192:24:21

This is the problem we are talking

about.

They are everywhere!

Every

2:24:212:24:27

day I feel like my tyres will be

completely ruined. They are pretty

2:24:272:24:31

much everywhere. Atrocious, the

roads, it is everywhere now, they

2:24:312:24:38

really need some investment.

It is a

problem which irritates motorists,

2:24:382:24:42

but it can be lethal for cyclists.

Simon and Tom are part of a club

2:24:422:24:47

which Cyclone Lam 10,000 miles a

year, both have been recently

2:24:472:24:49

injured. -- which cycles around

10,000 miles a year.

I hit a

2:24:492:24:59

pothole, I went down quite hard,

probably doing 25, 20 six miles an

2:24:592:25:04

hour. I had injections, fluid in my

shoulders and my hands, courtesan.

2:25:042:25:12

It has been quite an ongoing thing.

-- courtesan. It knocks your

2:25:122:25:22

confidence, really aware of the road

surface. Certainly being pushed out

2:25:222:25:26

into the traffic because of the

state of the broken roads.

Tom has

2:25:262:25:31

been floored four times in as many

weeks.

Every time because of a

2:25:312:25:36

pothole? Pretty much, yeah. Potholes

or poorly maintained roads.

We know

2:25:362:25:43

the big thaw is likely to make the

problem even bigger. Today a report

2:25:432:25:47

from the people who will help look

after the big fix says, councils in

2:25:472:25:53

England and Wales filled and 24%

fewer potholes last year than five

2:25:532:25:56

years ago and it will take 14 years

to clear the current road repair

2:25:562:26:02

backlog.

Local authorities are

telling us this year and there are

2:26:022:26:05

more than 24,000 miles worth of road

that needs to be urgently addressed,

2:26:052:26:11

like driving around the world,

incredible. One in five rows have

2:26:112:26:15

less than five years life left in

them. Last year, we were saying one

2:26:152:26:20

in six, the scale is escalating, the

roads are getting worse.

Not always

2:26:202:26:25

dreamt up to highlight the problem,

the Local Government Association

2:26:252:26:29

says councils are progress. But they

need much more funding from central

2:26:292:26:36

government, but central government

say they have given close to £300

2:26:362:26:38

million to help dudes the job. Simon

was offered 18,000 from a council in

2:26:382:26:46

compensation, all of this costs, but

the report today says nowhere near

2:26:462:26:50

enough is being spent to tackle

decades of underinvestment. Thank

2:26:502:26:57

you for your pictures. So many. Very

much a pet peeve. Thank you for your

2:26:572:27:03

interaction.

2:27:032:27:04

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

2:27:042:30:25

Now we'll hand you back

to Louise and Dan.

2:30:252:30:26

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

2:30:342:30:41

A British company, accused

of misusing personal data

2:30:412:30:43

belonging to 50 million Facebook

users to influence the US election,

2:30:432:30:46

is being investigated

by the information watchdog.

2:30:462:30:49

The UK's Information Commissioner

says she will seek

2:30:492:30:51

a warrant to look at databases

and servers hosted by

2:30:512:30:54

Cambridge Analytica.

2:30:542:30:57

Both the companies

deny any wrongdoing.

2:30:572:31:01

Executives from the company have

been secretly filmed

2:31:012:31:03

by Channel 4 News apparently

suggesting it could use bribery

2:31:032:31:05

to discredit politicians.

2:31:052:31:10

The company has hit

back at those claims,

2:31:102:31:12

criticising how the programme

was edited, claiming they do not

2:31:122:31:14

engage in honey traps or bribes.

2:31:142:31:22

A huge amount of regrets about the

fact that... We maybe undertook this

2:31:242:31:31

meeting and spoke about some of the

thins that we do. Earlier we spoke

2:31:312:31:40

to Damian Collins MP, who said the

allegations are alarming.

It is

2:31:402:31:44

concerning that they were able to

buy the data profiles of 50 million

2:31:442:31:51

people. It is about the ethics of

how Facebook data is acquired and

2:31:512:31:56

used. There will be many users who

until the last couple of days would

2:31:562:32:00

never have heard of Cambridge

Analytica and might be alarmed that

2:32:002:32:04

a company that engages in the sort

of discussions that Channel 4 showed

2:32:042:32:08

last night could be using their data

without their knowledge.

2:32:082:32:18

Britain is the decide whether to

take further action against Russia.

2:32:182:32:25

Both sides have ordered 23 Embassy

staff to go after the nerve agent

2:32:252:32:31

attack in Salisbury.

2:32:312:32:33

Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn has said

the UK must still deal

2:32:352:32:38

with Vladimir Putin,

despite evidence pointing

2:32:382:32:39

to Russian involvement

in the Salisbury spy attack.

2:32:392:32:41

In an interview with

Radio Four's The World at One,

2:32:412:32:43

the Labour leader said he would "do

business" with Russia, but it

2:32:432:32:46

would be based on British values.

2:32:462:32:48

At the weekend, the Shadow

Chancellor John McDonnell said he

2:32:482:32:51

believes Mr Putin was responsible.

2:32:512:32:58

Some Conservative MPs are expected

to raise concern about fishing after

2:32:582:33:04

Brexit. The EU will continue to set

quotas for fishing during the

2:33:042:33:17

interim period. The taxi company

Uber has suspended testing of

2:33:172:33:22

driverless cars in the United States

after a fatal accident. A

2:33:222:33:27

49-year-old woman was killed as she

crossed the street in Arizona. It is

2:33:272:33:33

the first time somebody has been

killed. There was a driver in the

2:33:332:33:36

vehicle, but it was in automatic

mode. Former French President

2:33:362:33:46

Sarkozy is in custody over suspected

irregular is the over the way the

2:33:462:33:51

2007 election campaign was financed.

It is the first time Mr Sarkozy has

2:33:512:33:56

been questioned as part of the

inquiry.

2:33:562:34:01

Fathers wanting to take

an equal share in looking

2:34:012:34:03

after young children

are being failed by

2:34:032:34:05

workplace policies,

the Government is being warned.

2:34:052:34:06

The Women and Equalities

Committee said that

2:34:062:34:08

despite good intentions,

policies aimed at helping

2:34:082:34:10

fathers are not delivering

what they promise, especially

2:34:102:34:12

for less well-off workers.

2:34:122:34:13

MPs called for improvements

to flexible working,

2:34:132:34:14

shared parental leave

and paternity pay.

2:34:142:34:21

The Government's got to intervene,

otherwise this is going to start to

2:34:212:34:25

hit our productivity as a country,

so what we are calling for as a

2:34:252:34:29

committee is that we replace shared

parental leave with 12 weeks

2:34:292:34:36

dedicated dad-time, paid at a

reasonable rate so more dads can

2:34:362:34:41

take time out with their children

and allow their other halves, their

2:34:412:34:45

partners, to be able to go back to

work.

2:34:452:34:50

The world's last surviving male

northern white rhino has died

2:34:502:34:52

after months of ill health,

according to his carers in Kenya.

2:34:522:34:55

45-year-old Sudan was put to sleep

on Monday after age-related

2:34:552:34:57

complications worsened

significantly.

2:34:572:35:02

His death leaves only two females -

his daughter and granddaughter -

2:35:022:35:05

of the subspecies alive

in the world.

2:35:052:35:07

Hope for preserving the northern

white rhino now lies

2:35:072:35:09

in developing IVF techniques.

2:35:092:35:17

And coming up here

on Breakfast this morning.

2:35:212:35:23

Despite the freezing

temperatures, spring officially

2:35:232:35:25

starts today which means longer days

are on the way!

2:35:252:35:27

But what impact has all the snow,

ice and cold weather had

2:35:272:35:30

on our gardens and wildlife?

2:35:302:35:33

Tim Muffett is at RHS Harlow Carr

in Harrogate to find out.

2:35:332:35:39

Despite being terrified of heights,

2:35:392:35:41

Welsh rugby star Gareth 'Alfie'

Thomas has agreed to

2:35:412:35:43

complete a 12,000 feet

skydive for Sport Relief.

2:35:432:35:47

A team of over 60's,

dubbed the 'Silver Skydivers',

2:35:472:35:50

are also taking part.

2:35:502:35:52

We'll catch up with them later

to find out how they got on!

2:35:522:35:59

In 2001, a former army major won

the £1 million pound jackpot

2:35:592:36:01

on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire,

but Charles Ingram was later

2:36:012:36:04

found guilty of cheating.

2:36:042:36:12

We'll speak to playwright

James Graham about using this

2:36:132:36:15

as inspiration for his latest

West End play.

2:36:152:36:22

I thought that was a nicely timed

cough there.

It was good.

Too

2:36:222:36:29

subtle, I thought it was just your

cold again.

What is happening in

2:36:292:36:37

sport.

It is the first day of spring

and there are the Winter

2:36:372:36:45

Paralympians returning home. Our

minds now turn to the warmer climes

2:36:452:36:52

of Australia for the Commonwealth

Games.

Are you going?

Yes I have the

2:36:522:36:56

diving to take care of. I'm in

charge of diving in an open air

2:36:562:37:01

swimming pool. A bit of a different

job compared to the freezing

2:37:012:37:06

conditions in Pyeongchang.

2:37:062:37:13

Paralympics GB have

returned safely to the UK

2:37:132:37:15

after their medal-winning exploits

in South Korea.

2:37:152:37:17

The team has achieved its medal

target of seven medals,

2:37:172:37:19

with all of them being won

in the visually-impaired skiing.

2:37:192:37:22

Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide

Jen Kehoe claimed gold

2:37:222:37:24

in their slalom event to become GB's

most successful Winter

2:37:242:37:26

Paralympians of all time.

2:37:262:37:29

Oh, it means everything to me.

2:37:292:37:32

I've always had to dream

since I was little to come away

2:37:322:37:37

with a medal at the Paralympic Games

and 2018 was

2:37:372:37:40

always that goal from ever

since I first started.

2:37:402:37:42

So I'm immensely proud

to have done it and reached

2:37:422:37:44

the goal that we wanted.

2:37:442:37:52

England's Anthony Watson will miss

the rest of the season

2:37:522:37:55

with an achilles injury.

2:37:552:37:56

The 24-year-old was withdrawn

during the first half

2:37:562:37:58

of the weekend's Six Nations defeat

at the hands of Ireland,

2:37:582:38:00

and it's understood he'll miss

between four and six months

2:38:002:38:03

of action, which would rule him

out of England's tour

2:38:032:38:05

of South Africa in June.

2:38:052:38:09

Now you're at the top

of your sport, you go off

2:38:092:38:12

to have a baby and when you return -

you're 491st in the world.

2:38:122:38:16

That's the scenario facing

Serena Williams in Miami this week.

2:38:162:38:18

Because of her low ranking,

she gets a tough draw

2:38:182:38:21

against the best players earlier

on in tournments, rather

2:38:212:38:23

than in the latter stages.

2:38:232:38:24

And the director of

the Miami Open, James Blake,

2:38:242:38:26

believes that needs to be reviewed.

2:38:262:38:29

He says the current system

is a "kind of punishment" for women

2:38:292:38:33

who go off to have a baby

and that there should be some

2:38:332:38:37

sort of protection -

he suggests some sort of grace

2:38:372:38:41

period where women could still be

seeded to make help them

2:38:412:38:43

make their comeback.

2:38:432:38:51

You can't have Serena being No 1 and

coming back as No 1 would be unfair,

2:38:512:39:00

but being 491st in the world and

having to battle her way back up

2:39:002:39:06

against the top players.

I can see

the problem.

It is tough. James

2:39:062:39:12

blame, the Miami Open director is a

former top ten player and he says

2:39:122:39:19

they should have a period where

they're seeded when you come back

2:39:192:39:23

and if you don't succeed, then you

begin to fall down the rankings.

2:39:232:39:30

That is to do with your ability and

fitness, rather than the fact you

2:39:302:39:35

have had time off.

A proper debate

that.

Are you going to do this last

2:39:352:39:41

story?

Yes.

2:39:412:39:51

story?

Yes. This could be the worst

dive in football. It is in Chile.

2:39:512:39:56

You can only appreciate it is how

bad it is when you see the replay.

2:39:562:40:02

The defender goes down and the

striker. I don't fancy kicking it.

2:40:022:40:08

He has been shot!

Just drama. Look

at the twisting on the floor and he

2:40:082:40:15

won a penalty for that.

I love the

way the head goes back.

I like the

2:40:152:40:22

punching the grass. The despair.

It

made us laugh. Thank you.

You think

2:40:222:40:30

they would realise with all the

cameras.

2:40:302:40:38

TV Presenter, Ant McPartlin says

he will seek further treatment

2:40:412:40:43

after he was arrested on suspicion

of drink driving.

2:40:432:40:46

His publicist said

the presenter, who spent

2:40:462:40:47

time in rehab last year,

was taking time off

2:40:472:40:49

"for the foreseeable future".

2:40:492:40:50

Joining us now in the studio

is entertainment reporter,

2:40:502:40:53

Caroline Frost and in our London

newsroom Chris Owen,

2:40:532:40:55

who has spent time in rehab.

2:40:552:40:57

I want to pick up with you, Chris,

oh there you are! You spent time in

2:40:572:41:05

rehab, what is it like when you

first go in. It is a big step even

2:41:052:41:08

to go?

Yes, absolutely. Just

admitting the problem in the first

2:41:082:41:13

place is a massive step and to

commit to spending a month of you

2:41:132:41:20

know very intense rehabilitation,

where you learn about the disease

2:41:202:41:23

and how to cope with it, not just in

the short-term, but in the long, it

2:41:232:41:29

is intense and it is 13 hours a day

of therapy. Not just not having a

2:41:292:41:33

drink or drugs for a month. It is

brutal. In a positive sense. You

2:41:332:41:39

come out with the right mind set and

the confidence I think to carry on

2:41:392:41:45

and continue the work you did.

Caroline, people will know that Ant

2:41:452:41:54

McPartlin was in rehab last year, he

has to sort that out and ITV have a

2:41:542:42:00

situation to sort out?

Yes it is a

personal tragedy for Ant and a

2:42:002:42:07

professional headache for his ITV

bosses and his management. He is one

2:42:072:42:13

half of TV's arguably most

successful double act, present

2:42:132:42:22

company excepted and as well as the

emotional cost to have him going

2:42:222:42:27

through troubles, they have to fill

these big gaps.

Their big show this

2:42:272:42:34

Saturday is not going to happen.

That will have a massive impact on

2:42:342:42:38

the brand.

You have a short-term

problem of filling this prime time

2:42:382:42:45

gap, they have said they will cancel

this week's show. But further a

2:42:452:42:50

ahead they have got the grand final,

with a big Florida trip planned.

2:42:502:42:57

Today they were talking about a fan

who had what tattoo made, this is

2:42:572:43:03

the investment fans have and we have

Britain's got talent and I'm a

2:43:032:43:06

celebrity. They're the biggest shows

on ITV and he is at the help of all

2:43:062:43:12

of them.

Dealing with addiction,

Chris, is a personal struggle, you

2:43:122:43:17

have been sober for eight years.

Just over eight years from January

2:43:172:43:21

4th 2010.

How hard, are you still

receiving treatment, do you maintain

2:43:212:43:26

that yourself?

I think in my

instance, and I think everyone's

2:43:262:43:32

experience is different. That is the

most important thing to say that I

2:43:322:43:37

know that it is not a choice for me.

I can't have alcohol. So it is no

2:43:372:43:43

longer an option. It is no longer on

the menu. I keep having to remind

2:43:432:43:49

myself each day that that is me. It

is part of me, part of my DNA, both

2:43:492:43:57

theoretically and physically. And I

still have to do all I need to do to

2:43:572:44:00

remind myself of where I was and I

don't want go back there. I'm not in

2:44:002:44:05

therapy at the moment. It is

something that if I feel I wobble or

2:44:052:44:10

I'm not feeling confident, it is

always an option. But I went in with

2:44:102:44:14

a mind set that I didn't want to go

back to where I was and I wanted to

2:44:142:44:18

come out with the skills and the

psychological understanding of what

2:44:182:44:23

the disease was and how I had to

cope with that in the long-term.

We

2:44:232:44:28

know that Dec has gone and we don't

know why he has, and these are

2:44:282:44:33

private matters in many ways. On the

impact on ITV, because that pairing,

2:44:332:44:39

they are absolutely, they have won

awards after awards and it is a duo

2:44:392:44:47

that is brilliant.

They're the jewel

in ITV's crown. They live almost

2:44:472:44:55

next door to each other. I have seen

them in London out and about with

2:44:552:45:01

their families, it is a whole some

brand and as you say it is a strong

2:45:012:45:06

brand and I think as the BBC have

found in the past when you put all

2:45:062:45:13

your eggs into one golden basket and

because they're so reliable, now ITV

2:45:132:45:19

might have to think how do we spread

the burden. Because it is a pressure

2:45:192:45:23

cook erp as well as the successes.

And loads of people for the final

2:45:232:45:31

show are in Florida. Dec has to

present that with somebody. It is

2:45:312:45:36

like the dream gig for some

presenters, but you don't want,

2:45:362:45:38

because of what the situation at the

moment.

It is a yawning gap and I'm

2:45:382:45:45

a celebrity when he came back, they

could make a joke of it. There was a

2:45:452:45:54

difference between self-destructive

behaviour and what could be a

2:45:542:45:57

criminal problem. How they deal with

that. I think they will share the

2:45:572:46:01

burden.

I think I mistake. I said

Dec and I meant Ant. Thank you for

2:46:012:46:11

making my mistake not so bad. Thank

you.

2:46:112:46:17

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:46:172:46:20

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:46:202:46:21

And. Many of us have got off to

Italy but fine start. Lots of

2:46:212:46:29

sunshine around. Today's forecast

will not be as cold as the weekend.

2:46:292:46:33

For many, sunny spells, even if you

do not have them the moment. -- got

2:46:332:46:37

off to a chilly but fine start. As

we head through the middle of the

2:46:372:46:45

week, the wind changes direction,

temperatures will rise. Towards the

2:46:452:46:48

latter part of the working week

ended the week and summer

2:46:482:46:52

temperatures dipped slightly again,

but it would be as cold as the

2:46:522:46:55

weather we have just experienced.

This week weather for distracting

2:46:552:47:00

from the east towards the West. It

is bringing in cloud and patchy

2:47:002:47:04

light rain. -- this weather front is

tracking the Middle East towards the

2:47:042:47:13

West. There will be a little bit of

breeze but not a strong one.

2:47:132:47:17

Temperatures getting to about six to

nine Celsius. By the end of the day,

2:47:222:47:33

and new -- a new weather front.

There will be rain across western

2:47:332:47:38

Scotland and Northern Ireland. South

of that, for the rest of England and

2:47:382:47:47

Wales, under clearer skies it'll be

a cold night. Temperatures here

2:47:472:47:51

represent what you can see in towns

and cities. In the countryside it

2:47:512:47:55

will be lower. Widespread frost. And

the risk of patchy, freezing fog.

2:47:552:48:00

Tomorrow morning that will lift. For

much of England and Wales, we are

2:48:002:48:05

off to a beautiful start with a fair

bit of sunshine. However, the

2:48:052:48:09

weather front coming in from the

West will continue east, drifting

2:48:092:48:15

across Northern Ireland, Scotland,

north-west England. The cloud will

2:48:152:48:16

build ahead of it. The further east

you are you will have on to the

2:48:162:48:21

Sunshine for the longest period of

-- the further east to you will hang

2:48:212:48:27

the sunshine for a longer period of

time. It'll eventually clear the

2:48:272:48:32

east during the course of Thursday

morning. Behind it, brighter skies,

2:48:322:48:37

again, cloud at times, which will

fit in and break and we will see

2:48:372:48:40

sunshine. The weather front coming

into the West will be more active

2:48:402:48:44

than the one we are expecting

tomorrow. That means the rain will

2:48:442:48:48

be that bit heavier. It'll push in

across Northern Ireland, western

2:48:482:48:53

Scotland, and eventually will make

its way east. Ahead of it, in any

2:48:532:48:57

breaks, temperatures up to 12

Celsius in Aberdeen and London,

2:48:572:49:02

which is something we have not seen

for a while. But they will be down a

2:49:022:49:05

touch on Friday and for the weekend.

2:49:052:49:11

Thank you. What are you thinking

when you are tucking into fish and

2:49:112:49:16

chips or chicken tikka?

It's Friday night.

2:49:162:49:23

You might be thinking about the

calorie count, but what about

2:49:232:49:27

climate change?

Key ingredients could be under

2:49:272:49:30

threat from global warning. We are

joined by Gareth Redmond King, head

2:49:302:49:35

of climate and energy at the world

wildlife fund. You are saying we

2:49:352:49:42

should start thinking when we are

eating food, our favourite food,

2:49:422:49:45

hang on a second.

That's a good way

to put it. We don't want people to

2:49:452:49:51

stop eating these foods. We want to

talk about the effect of climate

2:49:512:49:54

change on these foods. And the

effects of these foods on climate

2:49:542:49:58

change. It is because we know how to

solve the problem of climate change.

2:49:582:50:03

Small changes in our personal

behaviour can tackle climate change

2:50:032:50:06

and make sure we can carry on

enjoying chicken tikka masala for

2:50:062:50:11

years to come.

Tom Cullen you are

into sustainable ETA, you are a big

2:50:112:50:15

fan of cauliflower. -- Tom, you are

into sustainable eating. What a --

2:50:152:50:28

what is sustainable eating mean?

We

are talking about three pillars,

2:50:282:50:32

people, planet, and profit. We are

making a profit while considering

2:50:322:50:39

those other factors.

Tell us about

the food. You really look at it,

2:50:392:50:50

don't you? What changes do you make

because of this, the way you are

2:50:502:50:51

thinking?

I have devised sustainable

dieting. The key principles are

2:50:512:50:58

eating for pleasure, eat whole

foods, eat the best food we can.

2:50:582:51:03

When we eat for pleasure we connect

with the origin of our food. We

2:51:032:51:08

start to invest in good ingredients.

Essentially good ingredients are

2:51:082:51:13

more often than not sustainable.

You

are going to say something off the

2:51:132:51:19

back of that...

The reason we are

talking about this week...

I was

2:51:192:51:23

going to ask that in a moment...

Saturday the 24th, it's the biggest

2:51:232:51:30

worldwide environmental event, it's

the opportunity for hundreds of

2:51:302:51:33

millions of people around the world

to say they want action to protect

2:51:332:51:36

our planet. This time around, as

well as getting people to turn off

2:51:362:51:41

their lights to show support, we are

also asking people to make a promise

2:51:412:51:45

to the planet to make a small

lifestyle change which could be

2:51:452:51:47

eating a bit less meat, refusing

plastic cutlery in the shop, turning

2:51:472:51:54

the temperature down on your washing

machine. All of these things have

2:51:542:51:58

small impact in themselves, but

added up they amount to a big

2:51:582:52:02

change.

I'm interested in the way

you have drawn this up. You are

2:52:022:52:07

targeting our favourite dishes,

chicken tikka masala, fish and

2:52:072:52:10

chips, others, as well. Why are they

under threat?

Lots of other foods

2:52:102:52:15

are under threat, as well, but it

felt like a good idea because they

2:52:152:52:19

are such iconic British dishes. What

we want to do is connect people more

2:52:192:52:24

with the idea that the impact of

climate change might be closer than

2:52:242:52:28

we think. But also to reassure

people that we can make the small

2:52:282:52:33

changes.

Why are they under threat?

One of the most obvious impacts of

2:52:332:52:37

climate change is temperature rises,

for example. As the ocean

2:52:372:52:43

temperatures

2:52:432:52:48

temperatures rise, cod, the example,

travels elsewhere, other species

2:52:502:52:52

come into our environment, and then

cod becomes more expensive. The

2:52:522:53:02

temperature can affect the feed that

we rely on for feeding chicken. It

2:53:022:53:08

can affect the harvesting of rice.

We expect the harvest of rice to go

2:53:082:53:12

down by a third over the next 30

years.

How are things panning out?

2:53:122:53:19

In the home we have collectively a

huge opportunity to mitigate climate

2:53:192:53:23

change through our actions, through

the way we choose food. At my

2:53:232:53:27

restaurant, we are collaborating

with one planet plate and the

2:53:272:53:35

restaurant Association, we're

putting on a sustainable plate,

2:53:352:53:37

along with 1000 other restaurants

all over the country.

Cauliflower?

2:53:372:53:43

Really? Is it a good ingredient? I

mean, I like it.

It is a winter

2:53:432:53:50

sustainable which gets us through

those sparse months. There is still

2:53:502:53:54

a huge array of wonderful

ingredients we can choose from, but

2:53:542:53:57

it is less than other parts of the

year. I'm serving cauliflower with a

2:53:572:54:02

hazelnut sauce. We are also serving

the Leeds, crispy leaves, and a

2:54:022:54:08

sauce made from hazelnuts and stale

bread from the restaurant. -- we are

2:54:082:54:13

also serving the flower

2:54:132:54:18

also serving the flower leaves.

I'm

ready to do that at home. Spring has

2:54:192:54:24

finally sprung, has it really?

2:54:242:54:28

You might not think so after many

parts of the UK were bombarded

2:54:282:54:31

by snow storms over the weekend

but today is the equinox which marks

2:54:312:54:34

the start of a new season.

2:54:342:54:36

Tim Muffett's at RHS

Harlow Carr in Harrogate for us

2:54:362:54:38

to find out what impact the weather

is having on our

2:54:382:54:41

gardens and wildlife.

2:54:412:54:42

Good morning. The cold weather has

been extraordinary. What impact has

2:54:422:54:44

it had on our flowers, gardens, and

plants? Take a look at these.

2:54:442:54:48

Irises, many would be surprised to

see them doing so well this late on

2:54:482:54:52

in the season. But these herbivores

are not doing so well, because they

2:54:522:54:59

would typically be in full Flower,

but they are not. Let's chat to an

2:54:592:55:04

expert. Give us some advice as to

what we should be doing in our

2:55:042:55:10

gardens this time of year. What have

you been surprised to see, given the

2:55:102:55:16

cold temperatures?

We have snowdrops

in flower. They are going right the

2:55:162:55:20

way through to March, they started

in November. We have the last

2:55:202:55:25

flowers on the snowdrops. But we

don't have any spring shoots on the

2:55:252:55:29

shrubs holding back. It is good in

some ways, because they can get

2:55:292:55:33

damaged by cold weather, but we are

looking for a spring surge to get

2:55:332:55:38

growth back into the gardens and get

some spring colour.

Thanks very

2:55:382:55:42

much. Jackie, I wanted to talk to

you about daffodils. Lots of people

2:55:422:55:47

are wondering what to do if they are

seeing their daffodils suffer

2:55:472:55:50

because of the snow. What do you

suggest?

If you have some that have

2:55:502:55:55

fallen over, I would definitely pick

them come and take them into the

2:55:552:55:58

house, and put them in a vase. But

do it slowly because they are very

2:55:582:56:03

cold inside. It is actually the sap

which are suffering. If you put them

2:56:032:56:11

inside at a very low temperature

they will be OK.

What about the

2:56:112:56:15

lawn, flowers looking worse for

wear, what can be done?

The best

2:56:152:56:20

thing to do with your lawn is stay

off it. Because they are getting

2:56:202:56:27

soggy. If you can stay off that's

great. You can see that the smaller

2:56:272:56:34

daffodils are absolutely fine. If we

are going to look at another spell

2:56:342:56:47

of snow I think maybe get out some

fleece, some protection on your

2:56:472:56:48

plants, but I think the weather is

picking up. I think it's OK. I think

2:56:482:56:50

we are going to get some planting

seeds.

I like your optimism. Jamie

2:56:502:56:52

is an ornithologist. The cold

weather has confused migratory

2:56:522:56:55

patterns. What have you been

surprised to see, what can people do

2:56:552:57:00

to help?

Lots of Scandinavian

migrants, actually in the trees

2:57:002:57:05

above us, they were peaking in

gardens when they should have moved

2:57:052:57:09

off already.

What else can people

do, other than putting food out?

2:57:092:57:16

Making sure your garden is prepared

for wildlife, keep a scruffy bit of

2:57:162:57:20

border. Water is important, making

sure that there is no frozen water,

2:57:202:57:26

that's really important for birds.

Over the next few weeks what might

2:57:262:57:30

we see which is different to what we

might normally see at this time of

2:57:302:57:34

year?

We are seeing winter migrants

hang on whether normally wouldn't,

2:57:342:57:39

but they will start to move back to

their breeding grounds soon. Jeff we

2:57:392:57:48

may see swallows and chiff-chaffs

soon.

Thanks very much. It really

2:57:482:57:58

has been very different. The record

high temperature for this time of

2:57:582:58:01

year was in 1972, 20 1.5 Celsius.

The temperature today, on the spring

2:58:012:58:09

equinox, is a lot lower than that.

-- in 1972 was 21.5 degrees Celsius.

2:58:092:58:21

Some thoughts for what you might

want to do in the garden over the

2:58:212:58:24

next couple of days.

Thanks very much.

2:58:242:58:28

You've been sending

in your pictures of how your plants

2:58:282:58:30

and gardens have been doing

in the wintry weather.

2:58:302:58:38

Dawn in Ashford's daffodils

2:58:382:58:39

are still in bloom in spite

2:58:392:58:41

of the snow.

2:58:412:58:43

Ian in Sevenoakes spotted

these incredible icicles

2:58:432:58:46

on a hedge.

2:58:462:58:48

This is the view

from Fiona's house in Devon -

2:58:482:58:50

not looking much like spring at all!

2:58:502:58:52

The flowers in Judith's garden

have just been peeking

2:58:522:58:54

through the snow.

2:58:542:58:55

And this one's

from Nathalie in Canterbury -

2:58:552:58:59

Her Hyacinths got a bit of a chilly

surprise over the weekend.

2:58:592:59:02

If your plants or flowers have been

damaged by the ice and snow do

2:59:022:59:05

send us your pictures

at bbcbreakfast@bbc.co.uk.

2:59:052:59:08

He may have had a fearless

reputation on the rugby pitch,

2:59:082:59:11

but former Wales International,

Gareth Thomas has always

2:59:112:59:13

been scared of heights.

2:59:132:59:14

Despite this phobia, he agreed

to skydive for Sport Relief!

2:59:142:59:16

A group of sixty somethings

who'd never parachuted

2:59:162:59:18

before went up with him

for a one-off BBC documentary.

2:59:182:59:21

We'll be talking to Gareth

and the Silver Skydivers in a moment

2:59:212:59:24

but first let's take a look

at them flying high.

2:59:242:59:32

Ken and Margaret, where is your T

shirt with your name on it. You have

2:59:342:59:38

let the team down. Let's see them in

action first.

2:59:382:59:48

action first.

Thomas stretches his

legs...

2:59:482:59:57

legs...

One-hand off load to Thomas.

2:59:573:00:06

The challenge is the silver sky

divers for Sport Relief. It about

3:00:133:00:19

getting people over 60 to do a

tandem sky dive, to show at the age

3:00:193:00:25

of 60 you don't have to retire to

your chair.

I'm excited about the

3:00:253:00:31

sky dive. It is something I've

always wanted to do.

I'm terrified,

3:00:313:00:38

but if Gareth's scared, everybody

can be scared.

Gareth, you say

3:00:383:00:47

you're scared of heights, you really

are. Talk to us about the fear?

Oh I

3:00:473:00:53

went through a process of getting to

jumping out of plane to overcome my

3:00:533:01:00

fear and I realised it didn't work.

I have never been so petrified in my

3:01:003:01:04

life. You do up in an aeroplane

12,000 feet and they open the door

3:01:043:01:10

and you have to sit on the edge and

put your trust on somebody else and

3:01:103:01:16

fall out. These guys loved every

minute. I was petrified.

Margaret,

3:01:163:01:22

why did you want to take part. You

had never done a sky dive before?

No

3:01:223:01:29

I couldn't miss it. I loved it.

People sort of think when you

3:01:293:01:33

retire, you slow down, take your

foot off the gas, you don't go sky

3:01:333:01:41

divin what was the thought process.

Having Parkinsons, I wanted more

3:01:413:01:47

challenges, the biggest danger we

are old age is you give up and you

3:01:473:01:50

have got to set yourself new

challenges and exercise regimes and

3:01:503:01:57

make sure you keep fighting on.

That, well, apart from being a great

3:01:573:02:03

initiative, that was how I felt.

I

take my hat to you for so many

3:02:033:02:08

reasons, but I'm with you, to jump

out of the plane, how did it make

3:02:083:02:14

you feel?

Oh fantastic, I know

Gareth... I'm sure he enjoyed it.

3:02:143:02:23

There was one moment where you're

dangling there and you're thinking I

3:02:233:02:28

hope he has clipped all the straps

together. But they were so

3:02:283:02:32

professional and caring. We were

fully confident. I could do it again

3:02:323:02:38

now.

When you say plane, it was more

like a garden shed with wings on. It

3:02:383:02:43

didn't have any seats or champagne

reception and a shutter for a door.

3:02:433:02:48

It felt like you was in this rickety

air plane. They put me into a false

3:02:483:02:59

sense of security, when they landed,

they said I love it. I thought it

3:02:593:03:02

will be OK. But I think each one had

lied to me to get me to go up.

How

3:03:023:03:08

did it make you feel, Margaret, were

you a little bit saired.

--

Scared.

3:03:083:03:16

No. Not at all.

Did you, were you

having to encourage Gareth, tell him

3:03:163:03:23

it was going to be OK.

Yes, which

were trying to egg him on and say it

3:03:233:03:27

would be fine. I told him to pretend

that he was, to close his eyes and

3:03:273:03:34

think he was doing a try for Wales.

Because I went up last, we had

3:03:343:03:39

become such a close group and I work

best when I'm in teams and there was

3:03:393:03:44

no way was I letting any one of them

down, we had all faced the fear and

3:03:443:03:51

shown vulnerability. There was no

way that I was letting anybody down.

3:03:513:03:56

It is amazing how much of a

motivator shame can be!

Yes, it is

3:03:563:04:01

definitely a factor when it comes to

being the only one not doing it.

You

3:04:013:04:05

did try to get better at heights and

started with ladders.

I started,

3:04:053:04:11

there is a lady who did it with us,

she had me weirdly cleaning her

3:04:113:04:19

windows! So I started on a step

ladder that was wobbly and I

3:04:193:04:24

couldn't go to the top of her

ladder, I cleaned the bottom half of

3:04:243:04:28

her top window. Then I did another

challenge to climb 100 foot up a

3:04:283:04:34

fireman's ladder, there is a on a

par with the plane, because you're

3:04:343:04:39

climbing up to your fear. But again

all of these were there. We all

3:04:393:04:46

faced challenged and we all have to

overcome that. That is the message,

3:04:463:04:52

regardless of your age or how you

feel, as long as you face

3:04:523:04:58

challenges, then life is worth

living.

Was this on a list of things

3:04:583:05:01

you wanted to do?

No not really, I I

didn't think I would have the

3:05:013:05:06

opportunity. I was given the

opportunity and I jumped at it.

3:05:063:05:10

Sorry...

Very good. Are there other

things you would like to do.

Yes but

3:05:103:05:18

not physical. I would love to go

deep sea, in a submersible and see

3:05:183:05:26

the sea floor.

Next year's

challenge?

Starting all over again.

3:05:263:05:33

Don't even start them on next year's

challenge.

Sport Relief, they're

3:05:333:05:40

having amazing challenges, is it a

good thing they're talking to the

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older generation as well?

Yes

absolutely. As Ken said, life's

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there, you have got to live it and

do what you can and take on

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challenges, things you maybe hadn't

thought of doing.

Did you have sect

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thoughts at all, Ken?

It was a spur

of the moment decision, but no

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second thoughts. I was a bit

apprehensive at the airfield, but it

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is the team spirit and you're in the

hands of professionals and you feel,

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I'm going to do it. It was out of

this world. If next year's challenge

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is a champagne drinking challenge

I'm up for that.

Would you do it

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again?

Yes.

No way. Let me on the

champagne!

Thank you. Lovely to see

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you. If you're in England or

Northern Ireland or Scotland you can

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watch this on Sport Relief tonight

at 11.15pm.

If you're in Wales it is

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tomorrow night at 9 o'clock. Plenty

more Ken and Margaret in your life.

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You have to do some training?

Just

rowing. BBC against ITV. Look at the

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relief on his face.

You could do

with it.

You need an extra hand?

Are

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you in?

I will do anything as long

as it is not up in the air.

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Playwright James Graham

is here to tell us about his latest

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interactive drama on the West End.

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We'll be speaking to James

in a moment but first a last,

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Now though it's back

to Dan and Louise.

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In 2001, Charles Ingram won

the jackpot on Who Wants

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To Be A Millionaire -

but soon after he was

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accused of cheating

and the money was taken back.

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The scandal has now been

turned into a stage play.

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"Quiz" is an interactive drama which

allows the audience to play along.

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It's been written by

James Graham, who joins us now.

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So many people will remember this

and it was an extraordinary sort of

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unfolding of events.

Yes, I have

been obsessed by this story for 15

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years. I thought I knew it. And it

was cut and dry. But actually the

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more I interviewed and read and

interrogated it, it got nor complex

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and interesting.

It wept out. --

went out. There was the coughing and

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how soon after that?

It was two

years from the filming to it go to

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court and this incredible court

case. The episode never went out.

We

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saw it later.

Suspiciouses were

aroused in the studio about a

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different kind of game play. And

then they cancelled the cheque and

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both teams went to trial. The play

in a way just takes both cases, the

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prosecution and the defence and like

in on the TV show, we ask the

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audience and they get to vote

whether they're innocent or guilty.

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It was about a cough. Or some

coughing.

Yes, that's right. There

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was three people accused of the

conspiracy. The major, his wife and

3:10:423:10:50

a coconspirator, who was meant to be

coughing on the right answers. This

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was the most popular game show of

all time and the biggest prize and a

3:10:553:11:01

whole network of quiz obsessives

built, like an underground network

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and they started to find weaknesses

in the system, where they could keep

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getting on and the whole culture

developed about people who would

3:11:113:11:15

meet up, share tips and sometimes

they would appear as faster finger

3:11:153:11:23

first contestants and the show

became concerned these middle class

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respectable hackers.

And it is

coming back.

Is that a coincidence?

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No, I think it is 20 years since the

first episode.

You want to have the

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audience involved, how do you get

them involved?

Normally I when I

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hear audience interaction, you go oh

God now. But it is very safe. We

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don't drag people on stage. It is

about truth and how our conception

3:11:553:12:02

of reality is changes. In a quiz

show there is a right and a wrong

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answer and that feels old fashioned

that you know something. We play a

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pub quiz. If they want to join in.

They can answer questions in the

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first act and we give a prize and go

through the history of light

3:12:153:12:21

entertainment and game shows like

the price is right and we get people

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up if they want to play and examine

how the tools of entertainment are

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crossing into politics and news.

If

you had done it, in terms of vote at

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the end, I wonder if you had done it

ten years ago you would get a

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different result?

Yes that is

interesting. We are clear we don't

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want to impress on the audience our

opinion, the verdict is the verdict

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and they were found guilty. As a way

of interrogating our perceptions of

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reality it is a good way.

You had

two plays on at the west end

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simultaneously.

Yes.

That is

something isn't it?

Yes, I didn't

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plan it. It just happened. I feel

really lucky. It wasn't in my

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background and I started writing

plays about ten years ago and it not

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something I imagined would happen.

That is inspires to people.

Yes and

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we have challenges in theatre and

the arts and how yo get people from

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working class backgrounds to make

art.

Did you get to see them both on

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the same night?

No. But I should

have done. Too late now.

Thank you

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so much.

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Quiz opens at the

Noel Coward Theatre

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