rail, road travel is expected to be affected by gale force winds. an amber alert has been in place for boxing day. we will bring you a full forecast and take a look at exactly where the impact will be felt across the country. the american actor carrie fisher is in intensive care in a los angeles hospital, after suffering a suspected heart attack. the 60—year—old was taken ill on a flight from london to los angeles. best known for her role as princess leia in the star wars film, she had been in the uk promoting her memoirs. the un security council has passed a resolution demanding a halt to israeli settlement—building on occupied palestinian land, describing it as a flagrant violation of international law. the vote passed after the united states, israel's traditional ally, abstained. the israeli prime minister has rejected the move. a statement from his office said israel would not abide by the terms of the resolution. the prime minister has called for britain to come together, as it prepares to leave the eu. in herfirst christmas message,
theresa may says the country must prepare to forge a bold new role in the world. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has highlighted the plight of homeless people during the festive season. those are the main stories this morning. let's find out what is happening in sport. we saw that alan pardew got the boot and we have a new man. there he is, the new crystal palace manager. he had that brief spell in charge of england, but left under a bit of a cloud. he has signed a 2.5—year deal. alan pardew was sacked as palace manager on thursday, with the club just one point above the premier league relegation zone. palace moved quickly, saying they are fortunate that someone of allardyce's calibre and experience was available. allardyce was sacked by england after one game in charge, following a newspaper sting. speaking to palace's in—house television station, allardyce recognises the scale of his task, but says he is delighted to be back. it's where i've been comfortable for many years now, and obviously you generally get
a newjob on the fact there's a few difficulties at the club. i have to sort those difficulties out, hopefully, with my experience, and try and get a few more results on the board, particularly over christmas and new year, to make everybody feel a bit more comfortable. aberdeen are four points behind second—placed rangers in the scottish premiership, thanks to a 3—1 win over motherwell at fir park. both sides were awarded penalties in an incident—filled first half. but motherwell missed theirs, and niall mcginn put the game beyond them in the final minutes. elsewhere, dundee came from 2—0 down to beat hearts 3—2. stjohnstone won at kilmarnock 1—0, and partick thistle ended a seven—game run without a win, to move off the bottom of the table after a 3—1 win at ross county. celtic and rangers both play later today. joey barton has been charged by the football association for breaching their rules on betting.
it is claimed he placed over 1,000 bets over a ten—year period up to may this year. barton has until five january to respond to the charge. last month, barton was given a one—month suspension by the scottish football association for betting on matches this season during his brief spell with rangers. barton is due to rejoin burnley in january, for the remainder of the season. world rugby say they want more information from the rugby football union about how northampton handled george's north's latest head injury. the wales international has had problems with concussion in the past. a panel ruled this week that the saints won't face any sanctions relating to the incident. north didn't feature last night for his club, who ended a four—match losing streak by beating sale sharks 2a—5. northampton ran in three tries against sale, who have now lost seven in a row. while in the pro 12, ulster moved fourth in the table, after beating connacht 23—7. stuart mcclos key scored the first of their two tries. the defending pdc darts world champion, gary anderson, is safely through to the third round at the alexandra palace. the ‘flying scotsman‘ fired in six maximums, and didn't drop a set in his win
over andrew ‘goldfinger‘ gilding. checkouts of 134 and 132 helped him secure victory,4—0. he plays ‘big ben‘ benito van de pas in the next round. adrian lewis is also through. love those nicknames. he is known as jackpot adrian lewis. the best is mark frost, have you heard this? his nickname... mark frost? frost either throwman —— frosty the throwman. each saturday on breakfast, we are treated to the very latest in technology with spencer kelly and the rest of the click team. so this christmas eve, it is time to remind ourselves what they got up to,
in the click—mas special. this week, a click christmas with digital jumpers, hatched technology and tie fighters. hello and welcome to the annual click get together. cue christmas cheer. and enough. we have everyone here, jen, steve, nick, laura, mark and kate russell. hello. i have sought out a little christmas gift for you. thank you very much. it's an egg. it is an egg. right. inside it is a hatchable, it's the latest robotic, interactive toy. it's got loads of sensors and it's for ages five and up and your child basically has two nurture the ache in order to hatch it and then it
breaks its way out of the egg and then you teach at games. you care for it, basically. we have to feed it. you're going to be a daddy. thank you very much. i shall name you later. better put it somewhere not on the table so we don't accidentally eat it. we have had some adventures this year. we have been all over the place and click is a 52 week a year production, so it is difficult to get the whole team in one room. this is the kind of thing we have been doing this year. i am so luke skywalker. my bad. half a billion pixels on display here. some of the most extraordinary athletes you will see this year. say hello to the mega bot mark ii. the world's highest glass walkway.
this is absolutely stunning. this week we are going to look back at some of our best bits from 2016 and we start with a really positive story in a place that you wouldn't think there was any positivity at all. earlier in the year, jen wentjordan, to the border with syria, to look at some of the innovation happening in syrian refugee camps there. that's right. i went to zaatari, the biggest refugee camp in jordan. there are 80,000 refugees living there and it's actually a community of makers. i was fascinated to find out and they are making some incredible technology out of some very rudimentary things in the camp. the main street here in zaatari is called champs elysee. it is a play on two things,
the champs elysee in paris and the word syrians refer to damascus by, cham. there are several hundred shops lining this street and you can find everything from bridal dresses to vegetable shops, barbershops and even quite a few mobile phone shops. technology here is being used in inventive ways to ease daily life here. the camp is a community of makers and one of the most innovative people we met is safwan. three years ago safwan fled the violence in syria with two family members. they all have disabilities and struggle to get around on the unpaved roads. he wanted to have more independence and designed an electric bike around spare parts he found. the brakes.
giving refugees access to technology and education is the focus of a group called refugee 0penware. one of its start—ups is focused on fabrication technology, including 3—d printing. assam was an ambulance driver in syria and lost his leg in a bomb explosion. as well as customising his prosthetics he helped a young yemani boy, named zain, who lost part of his hand in a fire.
they were able to include elements of zain‘s favourite cartoon character, ben 10, in the design, all forjust 75 us dollars. assam also helped develop a 3—d printing system using haptic feedback for another syrian refugee named ahmed. he was blinded by a sniper shot that went through his eyes. the echolocation system helps guide him to walk around unaided. they are planning to open fabrication labs in a refugee camp in turkey and in the north jordanian city of irbid. it is a small but positive step to harness the talents of people forced into exile and help integrate them into a new country. brilliant. that wasjen and for the next part of the programme i have had to clear the room because there is a serious danger to human life in this next item. is that not right? it is exactly right. the last few years, one of the biggest gift people have been getting is, of course, drones.
now, for the next few christmases a star wars movie will be released as well. as it should be. exactly. combine the two and what do you end up with? star wars drones. now, there is something special about these drones, isn't there spencer? they are notjust drones we can fly about, we can actually engage in combat. they are armed with infrared guns which means you can fly them about and then press the fire button. you are going to get your best anakin skywalker on, well it would be luke skywalker because you have the x—wing and i have darth vader's tie fighter. when a shot is registered we get a rumbling in the controller and you have got three lives there as well. feel the force. the force is strong with this one. talking of which, you met an amazing flying man this year. a man who flies like a bird.
his name is yves rossi. he has an apprentice now called vince who is based out in dubai and he is thejet man. he has built and designed this enormous jet wing that allows him to fly in excess of 100 mph at about 5,500 feet. it is really quite remarkable. we went for a flight with him and saw what he does. jet man's training centre is based at this hangar in the desert outside dubai. today, i am going to watch him do his jet powered thing up close. how are you feeling? good. charged. ready to fly. in this hangar, yves and his team maintain thejet wings which are capable of flying at 189 mph. you are not flying solo anymore? no, that is the big advantage now, to have a friend with me in the air. vince.
vince has plenty of airborne experience as a three—time world champion skydiver. as a kid i would watch the magazine and i would see what yves was doing as a pilot and as a pioneer of wing shooting and flying. i would see who he was. outside the hangar, things are getting a bit noisy. this is why we got up early. 0ur ride has arrived. with the chopper on the flight line, it is time for yves to become the jet man. no flight would be complete without an inspirational soundtrack. i notice that as well as lacking doors, this particular helicopter lacks seats in the back as well.
you will believe a man can fly. he has got about eight minutes' worth of fuel on board that. here he comes again. so, we arejust coming into land now, but yves is going to land by a slightly different method. just in the distance out there, you can see him. his parachute is deployed and he will land right back at his hangar. truly incredible stuff. as you can see, we have reached that part of the christmas dinner now. i will crack on, though. my most memorable moment of the year was when i visited cern and the large hadron collider and had a jolly good cry. having a moment. we were really lucky to be able to see inside the collider
and the cms experiment because they they had opened it up for cleaning. even better, we filmed the whole thing in 360, so you can take a peek inside. welcome to the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. right now, you are standing inside cern, the european organisation for nuclear research. you have got a view that very few people will ever see. we are about 100 metres beneath the swiss—french border and above you is just one of the experiments at the large hadron collider. itself the largest machine in the world. in a few minutes we will head up there. on that cherry picker, to see what happens when you smash particles together at close to the speed of light. before we do, let me show you what kit you need to get things going that fast. so, here we are walking along part of the long circular tunnel that
houses the lhc. that is it next to you, that is the large hadron collider. that collection of magnets. it is a 27 kilometre long loop. there are four experiments on the lhc and ten accelerators in the complex which, together, accelerate bunches of particles to close to the speed of light. this cavern contains the cms experiment. although there is nothing compact about it, if you ask me. this is one of the places that helped to discover the higgs boson. so, that big shiny pipe above you is connected to the tunnels that we were just in. when the beams of particles are going fast enough, tiny adjustments are made to bring those two beams together until, right here, they collide. in an instant, the particles are smashed to pieces
and it is these even smaller particles that the cms can detect. it is an enormous sensor that looks pretty fundamental building blocks of the universe. by using even higher energy collisions, the cern scientists hope to find other particles and explain mysteries like dark energy and dark matter, which makes up 95% of the matter in our universe. this is big science performed on the tiniest of scales. that was cern in 360, and this is the clickmas table in 360. everybody wave at the camera. the brilliant thing about filming in 360 is you can do really weird things with the picture on normal tv, like this. you can also feel like you are genuinely sitting in the middle of our table on a candle. if you go to the link on the screen, you can see us surrounding you, about to eat you. the man behind the 360 show is this man over here.
steve beckett, who is wearing the beautiful augmented reality christmas jumper. why? what do you think of this? it is a little bit scary. terrifying. from one engineering marvel at cern and to another engineering marvel now that spans two mountains in china. dan simmons went to the oldest national park in china. tucked away on the edge of this world heritage site, someone has decided to build a bridge from the middle of nowhere to the middle of nowhere. unlike me, they hope, the thousands of visitors who will come here will not be too scared to look down. 300 metres through the highest glass walkway in the world. these are the final days of construction for this three—year
project, more than 300 engineers have worked through all weather conditions to build what is also the longest glass—bottomed bridge in the world. a breathtaking 430 metres. crossing the chinese grand canyon. the walkway itself is just 60 centimetres thick, so the challenge to keep everything stable has required some fresh thinking. 70 glass balls are to be positioned on the springs along the walkway. they have been designed to move to counter any swaying. these curved railings will persuade up to 800 visitors to keep changing direction. 0ffsetting the resonance caused by hundreds walking at a constant speed. 0ur hosts were keen to show just how safe i was. each panel of the walkway has three
shot in forever, surely. 0k, fairenough. one of the other amazing things we saw this year was in zurich when we went to see the first bionic games. that was brilliant. it was incredible to see the latest in robotic arms, prosthetic limbs, motorised wheelchairs, brain controls, an amazing day. it was also a competition for the people who created the devices. 66 teams from all over the globe have been designing, building and training for this very unique competition. disabled athletes, known as pilots, will be competing using advanced assistive devices. it is the brainchild of this man, robert reiner, a professor for sensory motor systems at eth zurich. it is an event for people with disabilities who are allowed to use any kind of technology. that technology helps them to better
perform in daily life activities, so we are focusing on the challenge of daily life and allowing technology to help people with very severe disabilities. each of the six disciplines will have qualifiers in the morning before the grand finals in the afternoon. how do you win? simple, get round the course or through the obstacles in the shortest time while incurring the lowest number of penalties. the powered arm prosthesis race is notjust about power, it is about precision and reliability. the teams need to come up with the best ideas to help their pilots grip, twist and balance their way along the obstacle course. the race is designed to test how well pilots can work with their prosthesis to complete
tasks that would typically be challenging for them. yes, this is the race where the mightiest tech in the world can be foiled by the humble clothes peg. what is the next challenge you feel you could reasonably overcome to better the product? the next thing that is a big technical challenge that would improve the functionality is the touch sensitive nature of the fingers. there is no feedback at the moment in commercially available hands for getting the signal back to the body. the ultimate victor was a group of biomechanical engineering students from delft university of technology in the netherlands. together with their pilot, bob ridoce, himself an expert in prosthesis, they went for a slightly more established body—powered approach. this means that physical movements like reaching forward or lifting your shoulders are used to control the device. while this gold medal idea might have won the day, in the end, just crossing the line was enough to send most teams home happy. the wheelchair final was a much closer run thing for the four
finalists, and again you can really see the variety of ideas and designs. the hong kong team went for these caterpillar tracks, which made short work of the rumble strips. that is not a wheelchair, that is a wheel tank. that lack of suspension really gave the pilot a rocky ride on the uneven ground. and balance was the big issue as these chairs arrived at the stairs. the climax of the event, with three pilots all reaching them at the same time. as the hong kong pilot had to endure being thrown about, florian houser showed off the clever weight—shifting feature of the swiss chair, which ensured that he did not topple over. in the final seconds,
just scroll back to october. it is nearly time to go. first we have to check on our hatchling here. how is it doing? it has hatched. there it is. it is a beautiful thing. wake it up. wake up, little hatchling. oh, dear. now it grows up and you teach it things and one of the fun things you can do is teach it to speak, so you can say happy christmas, spencer. happy christmas, spencer. joy, the world hasjust become a better place. it is for ages five and up, and the side—effect of it hatching is these tiny bits of plastic do break off, so if you have young kids around, obviously be very wary that you shouldn't leave them to their own devices. these are a choking hazard. take care, but otherwise it is cute. delightful. one more world first that we took part in this year.
this year, kate and i hosted click‘s first live show in front of a studio audience. is there anybody there? that was interesting. are you ready? yes. i said, are you ready? yes! let's go. click theme plays now, if you were not lucky enough to be in the audience, don't worry. we recorded the whole thing, and we will be showing highlights and behind the scenes stuff from the show on the programme next week. thank you very much for watching our clickmas special. there is only one thing left to do, which is the words first 360 degrees cracker pull.
merry clickmas. i am the winner. 0h! hello this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson and naga munchetty. train passengers are warned of delays, diversions and cancellations as work starts on a record number of engineering upgrades on our rail network. at home at ealing broadway station where trains to paddington are a time in eating and that is because
paddington is closed for the next six days. good morning. it's christmas eve — saturday, the 24th of december. also ahead: actress carrie fisher is rushed to hospital after a suspected heart attack on a flight from london. calls for unity as the prime minister uses her christmas message to urge british people to come together, after the brexit vote and a year of division. good morning. in sport, big sam's back. sam allardyce is the new manager of crystal palace, he signs a two and a half year deal replacing alan pardew