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hello, this is breakfast, with steph mcgovern and charlie stayt. russia warns of retaliation as 35 of its diplomats are expelled from the us over the hacking scandal. president obama's ordered the sanctions after claims moscow interfered in america's presidential elections. good morning, it's friday, 30 december. also this morning: learner drivers will be allowed on motorways for the first time. the government says the plans will improve road safety. prescribing pets — why senior nurses are calling for more animals to be used as part of patients‘ treatment. i guess it is a bit of normality because we have dogs at home, so to
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have won in hospital is quite nice. it is reckoned we are using 300,000 tonnes of card over the christmas period. i am at a recycling plant to see what happens to all the stuff we have been chucking into the bin. good morning. in sport: swansea's city's search for a new manager continues, with ryan giggs the latest name to be ruled out of the running. wales boss chris coleman also appears to be out of reach. and the challenge of filming series three of sherlock in front of the fans, benedict cumberbatch tells us how he copes with his ever growing crowd of admirers on set. it is kind of peculiar because there is this excitement and expectation and if you raise an eyebrow you get and if you raise an eyebrow you get a cheer. and matt has the weather. yes, iam yes, i am at the tower of london, and it won't be me on ice only this morning, frosty to the south and east with dense patches of fog. much more mild elsewhere, and all other details to come with the forecast to
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the end of the year and the start of a brand—new one in 15 minutes. president 0bama has ordered the expulsion of 35 russian diplomats in response to alleged interference in the american presidential election. moscow has denied the allegations of cyber attacks, and said its response will cause the united states "significant discomfort." 0ur correspondent laura bicker sent this report from washington. russia stands accused of trying to help donald trump become president. moscow had been warned but now it is being punished for interfering in us elections. america's top intelligence agencies believe a cyber attack on the e—mails of hillary clinton's closest aides was orchestrated by the highest levels of russian government. at mr trump has always questioned the evidence. 0nce has always questioned the evidence. once a hack if you don't catch them in the act, you won't catch them.
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you don't know if it is russia or china or somebody, it could be somebody sitting in a bed. at the fbi and cia both agree the hackers they say were russian and now mr trump is softening his stance. in a statement he said... president 0bama said all americans should be alarmed. he has ordered that 35 officials are expelled. they are believed to have close links with russian intelligence. they had a 72 hours to leave the country. and he is closing two russian compounds, one in new york and the other in maryland. white house officials said russia had to pay a price for weight they described as an extra dairy attack on us democratic elections. president 0bama warned that further action is to come at a time of his
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choosing. russia described the closing of its us compounds as the death throes of political corpses and want it will hit back. learner drivers are to be allowed on motorways for the first time under new government plans to improve road safety. the department of transport is launching a seven week consultation on the proposed changes from today. it says the idea is designed to improve awareness and experience for new road users. sangita myska reports. the proposed changes to both driver and motorcyclist training, says the government, would improve safety on britain's roads. for drivers, changes would mean that competent learners will be able to have lessons on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual—controlled car. the biggest proposed changes are reserved for motorcyclists. the compulsory basic training course, which allows them to ride unaccompanied on roads, would be updated.
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motorcycle training would also move more online with novice riders having to take a theory test and those holding a provisional motorcycle licence would also have their cbt certificates revoked if they get more than six penalty points. the motoring organization, the rac, have welcome the proposals, saying britain's roads are already amongst the safest in the world, and that changes are needed to help modernise driver and motorcycle training. and in around an hour we'll be talking to the rac foundation about these new proposals. that's at 7:10am. a nationwide ceasefire has come into force in syria between the government and rebel factions. fighting is said to have stopped in much of the country but there have been reports of some clashes. a number of organisations are not covered by the truce, including the islamic state group. and we'll be getting more reaction to developments on the ceasefire with a security expert, afshin shahi, at 6:1i0am this morning.
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the prime minister has distanced herself from highly critical remarks made by the us secretary of state, john kerry, about israel. in a speech on wednesday, mr kerry described benjamin neta nyahu's government as the most right wing in the country's history, and accused it ofjeopardising the peace process. but downing street said it was "not appropriate" to attack the composition of the democratically elected government of an ally. national parks in england have lost a quarter of their government funding in the past five years, according to research by the press association. campaigners warn it could threaten the areas for future generations, but the government says their budgets are protected until 2020. clare fallon reports. with stunning scenery and rare wildlife, i9 with stunning scenery and rare wildlife, 19 million people visit them every year but england's national parks have had their funding cut in recent times, down by a quarter since 2010. areas loved by
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many and described by the government as national treasures simply are not getting the cash they used to. figures show the grants given to nine out of 10 national parks in england have been shrinking, it reduced by more than £10 million over five years. with reduced by more than £10 million overfive years. with inflation factored in that is a real terms cut of up to a0%. in a statement the department for environment, food and left as says... there are efforts to bring in more money by bringing in more visitors. there is a government plan for encouraging school trips and overseas tourists. campaigners, though, point to information centres closing, bus services being axed and staff cuts in some national parks. they say they will need to be more cash so the beauty of the parks can
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be enjoyed by generations to come. newly released government files shows sentries at faslane naval base were ordered to shoot suspected intruders, after three people broke into a nuclear submarine. the prime minister at the time, margaret thatcher, who was told of the order, said she was "horrified" the intrusion had succeeded. nick higham reports. faslane, home to britain's nuclear submarines and one of the most secure military establishments in britain. also, you would think. yet in october 1980 britain. also, you would think. yet in 0ctober1980 83 anti— nuclear demonstrators broke into the base at night and got aboard a nuclear sub. documents released at the national archives show the prime minister was appalled. when mrs thatcher was first told of the security breach the thing that evidently horrified her most was that the intruders had managed to get into the core group —— control room of the polaris
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submarine. adviser charles powell wrote, had there been armed terrorist the consequences would have been incalculable. and mrs thatcher herself noted that the top of the page, i am utterly horrified. we could all have been put in greenwich —— grave danger. pilares was the forerunner of today's trident, the vessel was hms repulse. philjones, then a young peace activist, was one of the demonstrators. he says they were astonished at how easy it was, and shock. when the commander of the submarine came into the control room, and he was shouting at us, who first f are you? f are you? 0ver room, and he was shouting at us, who first f are you? f are you? over and over again it could have been outrageous because they were still active. the files show a listening oi’ active. the files show a listening or security failures starting with the perimeter fence. as or security failures starting with the perimeterfence. as a result of the perimeterfence. as a result of the incident royal marines entries we re the incident royal marines entries were given orders to shoot anyone suspected of trying to damage the
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sub but it didn't stop the same thing happening again at least twice, once in 2002, once in 2014. if you've been anywhere near social media over the last few months you can't have missed the mannequin challenge. countless sports stars, celebrities, politicians and even nhs staff have posed for the videos, but now french astronaut thomas pesquet has taken the challenge to new heights. yes, he is on a 6—month mission aboard the international space station. look at this, he showed his crewmates taking part in the challenge. they are 240 miles above the earth. how can you keep still? well, looking carefully, they have anchored, each of them have anchored themselves, haven't they, to give themselves, haven't they, to give the effect, and it looks like a still image. yeah. as opposed to a new moving image. absolutely.
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talking about swansea city's continued search for a manager. thinking about welsh football and you think ryan giggs and kris commons. you were talking earlier that his wife has macro —— his wife has text to say that she is after a move away from cloudy wales to some foreign sunshine. ryan giggs has been ruled out of the running as a successor to bob bradley at swansea. giggs had been the early favourite, alongside wales manager chris coleman, who has indicated he'll remain with the national team. jonathan kodjia's late penalty earned aston villa a 1—1 draw with leeds united and maintained their unbeaten home record in the championship this season. in tennis, rafael nadal makes a winning return from his latest injury setback with a straight sets victory over tomas berdych in abu dhabi. andy murray plays david goffin later today. and in darts, 16—time world champion phil taylor sets up a quarter—final against raymond van barneveld in the pdc world championship
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at alexandra palace. it wouldn't be christmas, would it, without some darts on the telly. that is a good point, actually. let's have a look at this morning's papers. what have you got? the daily mail is talking about council tax bills and it says thousands of families face eye watering council tax rises or i6% eye watering council tax rises or 16% and it says here as town hall is what super—sized hikes, one of the whitehall editors in the daily mail. 0n the front of the daily telegraph, the main story they have got is theresa may, the prime minister, adding her comments to the comments ofjohn kerry, who is the outgoing secretary of state, who you might remember recently spoke about the situation with israel, and she is distancing herself from some of his comments. interesting times, of course, with the new president about
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to come into office. and another story that happen overnight which the paper have picked up on is the ceasefire and it is saving the syrian regime and the opposition have agreed to a nationwide ceasefire brokered by turkey and russia. that is the story we are talking about on the programme this morning and it is on the front of the guardian. and a lovely picture of the singing in the rain star debbie reynolds who has died a day after the death of her daughter carry feature. a beautiful picture of them —— carrie fisher. carry feature. a beautiful picture of them -- carrie fisher. in the correspondence page of the mail, people write in with sports questions. sometimes little trivia. the question is, is their a disproportionate number of professional cricketers who are left—handers compare to other sports and they have looked at the statistics and 8% — 10% of the human population is born left—handed. if you look at cricket about a quarter of all cricketers are left—handed and many of them actually choose to play cricket left— handed. and many of them actually choose to play cricket left—handed. if you
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look at the england setup, alistair cook, stuart broad, ben stokes and moeen are right—handed and they choose to play left—handed and i wondered if there is any other walk of life where you would be left—handed, or right—handed and choose to be left—handed. ambidextrous. why would they choose to be left—handed ? ambidextrous. why would they choose to be left-handed? they are difficult to field against. it is like playing a left—handed tennis player, isn't it, they have a different strength. and then if eve ryo ne different strength. and then if everyone does it, they are all going to... yeah, and is at the field for the left—handed batsmen. it obviously give them an advantage or people would not choose to play cricket left— handed. people would not choose to play cricket left-handed. oddly i am right—handed generally and right—handed generally and right—handed if i play cricket. well, there you go. it is no choice, i cannot play any other way. i cannot play either side equally. see what i mean? i was wondering if there is anyone out there who has something where they are right—handed and they do it left—handed or if they are left—handed or if they are left—handed and they actually do it right—handed. left—handed and they actually do it right-handed. it is intriguing,
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isn't it? yeah. if you think about golf, there are few left—handed golf players and phil mickelson is right—handed and he plays left—handed. i wonder if anyone else... yeah, they will be. your left—handed righthanders or you right—handed left—handers. left—handed righthanders or you right—handed left—handerslj left—handed righthanders or you right-handed left-handers. i always like these stories about missing dog found, 60 mile journey, like these stories about missing dog found, 60 milejourney, a dog made a 2—monthjourney, went found, 60 milejourney, a dog made a 2—month journey, went missing, found, 60 milejourney, a dog made a 2—monthjourney, went missing, a bird —— border collie who disappeared in lincolnshire, being looked after by a friend, oh, imagine how awful you would feel, it goes missing for two months and had various sightings over a period of time and eventually got a call from a supermarket 60 miles away and the dog was found. casey is found, has dropped almost half of her weight, herfur dropped almost half of her weight, her fur was matted. ok? ok. that is a good christmas story. the dog returns. exactly. you're watching
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breakfast from bbc news. the main stories this morning: the kremlin has warned it will retaliate for president 0bama's expulsion of 35 russian diplomats from the united states. learner drivers are to be allowed on motorways for the first time — under new government plans to boost road safety with frosty weather across the country this week, we've sent matt to the ice rink at the tower of london. it is incredibly blues out. how beautiful. that morning. good morning. it does look misty as well to add to the eeriness down here this morning. the tower itself, 1000 yea rs of this morning. the tower itself, 1000 years of dramatic history has been played out and there will be dramatic skating later on as i will show you. as i said, this morning, we have the highest behind us. frost around southern and eastern areas but the main problem for some of
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you, special across the south and east will be fog. some dense patches of fog this morning across the midlands and east anglia, southern england. nasty on the roads in some places. a few delays at airports once again. it will take awhile to shift. some good linger all day long. away from that is actually comparatively mild. the temperatures at —3 comparatively mild. the temperatures at -3 -4 comparatively mild. the temperatures at —3 —4 across some parts of the south—east. a lot of cloud to the north and west of the country. a wet day to come across the highlands and the hebrides. temperature here is much higher than will be further south. 0nly around three or four celsius weather fog lingers across the south and the east. away from the south and the east. away from the north of scotland will be dry. a few spots of rain and drizzle around the western areas but an increase of minus lighting across northern scotla nd minus lighting across northern scotland of rain continues. breeze will pick up at times as well and
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then into saturday morning still a little bit cold and misty across the south and east. a mild start to new year's eve elsewhere. a lot of cloud throughout the day and the best is to the east of high ground. for scotla nd to the east of high ground. for scotland it rain pushes south into southern scotland and into northern ireland by the end of the afternoon and evening. breezy conditions with it and starting to turn colder from the north. if your eye out celebrating new year's evejust the north. if your eye out celebrating new year's eve just take a look at what you can expect. after a look at what you can expect. after a wet day across much of scotland it looks like the skies will take us towards midnight. a few showers across the north and west but most will be dry the poll. rain in the northern england through our new youth evening as we head 2017. wait for one or two but it looks like across parts of east anglia and the south it will be mild to finish the year. temperature still around eight oi’ year. temperature still around eight or nine degrees as the bells bring
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in the new year. in wales, mild but windy and wet as specially across the north and western areas. cardiff made a dry until after midnight. northern ireland will have had rain early in the evening with clear skies to finish the year. those cold conditions will push through gradually on new year's day. cloudy and wet through parts of new year's day across parts of england and east anglia. lots of sunshine around at a wintry showers and mixture of race leader helen snow into lower levels close parts of scotland. away from that there will be sunshine and will fill mightily chilly. chillier than it is across northern scotland today although down here look old at the moment, especially on ice. i will have more throughout the morning and so have more throughout the morning and so the time being it is back to charlie and stephanie. you had a light beam behind your head through all of that that made you look like all of that that made you look like a christmas angel. i am an angel. you know that. he looks gorgeous.
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now christmas is over, it's time for the big clean up. between us we've used 300,000 tons of card and paper during the festive separating out all the rest cycling. i spent about an hour doing that yesterday. apparently we use of 300,000 tons of carbon paper during the festive season, or mixed up together. some can be recycled but not all of it. sean's at a recycling plant this morning in the west midlands for us to find out what happens to it all. it looks fabulous but i bet it does not smell very nice. funnily enough you get used to it after a short amount of time. it is not as strong as you might think because it is the recycling stuff that everybody has put in. what they do here at this plant is they separate it all here. people at home do not have to be doing it in all the different bins.
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it all goes into one, plastic, tin, cups, that stuff and here it goes through machinery and then people are starting to separate it manually. it is a big process. 300,000 tons of card as you say being used all across the festive period. that if you take big benn, a quarter of million big benz could be with that amount of card. 2 million of the angel of the north. the good news is around 80% of this card is recycled but processes like this. on the whole of the household was still only recycle 45% of the stuff that is going through our house around the christmas period. actually, stuff like this, would you believe, this is going in the big pot. i had to make sure it goes to the right one. general waste. stuff like to make sure it goes to the right one. generalwaste. stuff like that but they need to split here. over the morning i will look atjust how complicated a deal this is for
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companies like this one. the question of course this week is glitter. if it is now wrapping paper on your present, what you do with it? how of a problem is that in this recycling process and those use the product in the end? that is what we would discuss this morning. somewhere in here i will probably find a card for charlie from steffe. idid not find a card for charlie from steffe. i did not send him one. and i would not throw it away, either. a mesmerising to watch it. the new glitter was a problem. we will find out more later on. allowing pets in to hospitals can help patients with mental health problems, according to a survey by the royal college of nursing. 60% of nurses said the presence of animals also seemed to speed up physical recovery. holly hamilton has been along to southampton hospital to see how one four—legged friend has been making an impression on patients there. meet leo. he is a volunteer here at
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southampton general hospital and a very popular one at that. oh, yes. he says hello. he and his handler, lindsey, have been delivering therapy to patients and their families for the last four years. dog ina families for the last four years. dog in a hospital environment is an incredible social lubricant so you end up talking to people you would never ever talked to in a normal course of the day. it is a partnership. nobody would be interested in me coming along and he cannot drive a car. we come together and it is a privilege for me to have and it is a privilege for me to have a dog who can come and do this. hang on. from lowering blood pressure to reducing anxiety and stress the benefits of an animal assisted therapy have been documented. bringing a smile to the face of this
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child is enough. we were told he had a condition that was permanent brain damage and he probably would not expect much more than what we had, which was a little bit of eye movement. that is when they introduced leo and he smiled for the first time, didn't he? it is a medicine in its own right. as soon as you tell 0scar that leo was coming and he brightens up and he smiles and it is nice to see. one of leo's says patience he was alice. when she was initially diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer she refused to leave her bedroom. and then she met leo. took a picture of leo and took it to show her and i said look, the next time, if you wa nt to said look, the next time, if you want to see leo you have to come out of your room and she did. it was lovely. he has been in ourjourney forfour lovely. he has been in ourjourney for four years, almost. it was nice to have a dog in the hospital. how does it help you? normality. we have
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dogs at home ourselves so having won in hospital is nice. he is nice to cuddle. and it is notjust dogs. in a survey over 50% of nurses said they had worked with animals and nearly all of them agreed it was a benefit to the patient. despite that, almost 25% said no animals and loud at their pace of work. the connection that people have with animals can be far more profound thanit animals can be far more profound than it is with the doctors and nurses and their parents or the people who love them. as a nurse and asa human people who love them. as a nurse and as a human being i think we have to think about what else can we do that would make a difference to helping people get well. 0r would make a difference to helping people get well. or as they do not get well, make their day better. some people may have some reservations. it is important that there are rules and regulations around how it works. i have been here all morning watching the way that the children here have reacted
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to leo and to lindsey and it has made their day. it has made those people's day. say cheese! some argue that this type of treatment is a temperate sixth. the leo's patients are happy for him to keep coming back. he is so cute. and you can see leo absolutely he is so cute. and you can see leo a bsolutely loves he is so cute. and you can see leo absolutely loves it as well. and the difference that the family said that the hospital has made. quite interesting and thank you very much to the hospital for allowing interesting and thank you very much to the hospitalfor allowing us into see that. let's see what's coming up a little later on. still to come this morning we'll hear from benedict cumberbatch about the new series of sherlock, which is set to be the darkest one yet. it has been fantastically rich and challenging and that is the thing that keeps us coming back for more. we'll hear more from him later in the programme. time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. good morning from bbc london news,
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i'm charley figgis. thousands of pests including cockroaches and rats have been found in nhs hospitals in london in the past five years. data obtained by the press association show that spending on pest control at guy's and st thomas's was higher than at any other hospital in the country, at £130,000. a spokesperson said the hospital ‘takes all pest control matters very seriously.‘ detectives are questioning two 19—year—olds on suspicion of murdering a man who was stabbed to death just off trafalgar square. the man, who's believed to have been in his thirties, was attacked in adelaide street on tuesday morning. students at a school in north london have come up with an idea that could raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity from children's lunch money. round up allows students to round up the money they pay for their lunch by a few pence, which is then donated to charity. the group, from skinners academy
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in stamford hill, won a competition for young entrepreneurs called mosaic. southern rail is warning of severe disruption on their network once again tonight — as conductors stage another three—day strike. the company says some routes will have no service at all tomorrow, new years day and monday the second — while most others will have a very limited service. let's have a look at the travel situation now. there's a limited service on the tubes once again this morning. the circle line is closed between aldgate and gloucester road via victoria. and on the district line. no service between gloucester road and acton town. a little bit of good news — for the first time since before christmas trains are running again in and out of paddington. there's still no service on the heathrow connect and the heathrow express is only running every half hour. the a501 marylebone road is still down to one lane in both directions at baker street. that's been causing long delays. now let's check out the weather.
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good morning. if you are travelling anywhere today you may wish to leave anywhere today you may wish to leave a little earlier as visibility is likely to be an issue. there is a yellow warning in place for the fog until ten o'clock this morning. there is also freezing fog patches out that and icy conditions. take ca re out that and icy conditions. take care on untreated surfaces. although the warning ends at ten o'clock for many of us it is likely we will not see the back of the fog for much of the day. it is then replaced by cloud anyway so varying shades of grey. temperatures reaching about five or six celsius. feeling chilly as well. that cloud continues through the night tonight as well. the two temperatures get down to around two or three celsius and as we head into new year's on the day itself we are looking at a cloudy picture. a little bit more of a brief but not enough to move along any time soon. feeling much milder with temperatures reaching nine at
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10 celsius. if you are out and about in the am afraid that we have rain coming down. a cloudy night but at least feeling fairly mild. at the best conditions for watching fireworks, i am afraid. that rain gradually cleared through the day on new year's day and leaves behind cold conditions. that was more news in half an hour. hello, this is breakfast, with steph mcgovern and charlie stayt. it's 6:30am on friday, 30 december. coming up on breakfast today: highlighting the damage smoking does to the heart, a new campaign begins today to get people to quit. we'll meet the doctor fronting it. also this morning: sean will be at a recycling plant to take a look at what happens to all of our waste from christmas. he'll be finding out what we can and can't send there. and it's being billed as the new downton abbey. we'll speak to actor steven mackintosh who stars in the new wartime drama, the halcyon.
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all that still to come. but now a summary of this morning's main news. russia has promised to respond to the expulsion of 35 of its diplomats from washington, amid a bitter dispute over alleged interference by the kremlin in the american presidential election. 0bama believes russia used cyber hacking to try and discredit hilary clinton a claim denied by president putin. moscow says retaliatory measures would be considered. 0ur correspondent laura bicker sent this report from washington. russia stands accused of trying to help donald trump become president. moscow had been warned but now it's being punished for interfering in us elections. america's top intelligence agencies believe a cyber attack on the e—mails of hillary clinton's closest aides was orchestrated by the highest levels of russian government. but mr trump has always questioned the evidence. once they hack, if you don't catch them in the act, you're not gonna catch them.
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you don't know if it is russia or china or somebody, it could be somebody sitting in a bed some place. but the cia and fbi both agree, the hackers they say were russian and now mr trump is softening his stance. in a statement, he said... president 0bama said all americans should be alarmed. he's ordered that 35 officials are expelled. they're believed to have close links with russian intelligence. they have just 72 hours to leave the country. and he's closing two russian compounds, one in new york and the other in maryland. white house officials said russia had to pay a price for what they described as an extraordinary attack on us democratic elections. president 0bama warned that further action is to come at a time of his choosing.
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russia described the closing of its us compounds as the death throes of political corpses, and warned it will hit back. learner drivers are to be allowed on motorways for the first time under new government plans to improve road safety. the department of transport is launching a seven week consultation on the proposed changes from today. it says the idea is designed to improve awareness and experience for new road users. sangita myska reports. the proposed changes to both driver and motorcyclist training, says the government, would improve safety on britain's roads. for drivers, changes would mean that competent learners will be able to have lessons on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual—controlled car. the biggest proposed changes are reserved for motorcyclists. the compulsory basic training course, which allows them to ride unaccompanied on roads, would be updated. motorcycle training would also move more online with novice riders having to take a theory test and those holding a provisional
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motorcycle licence would also have their cbt certificates revoked if they get more than six penalty points. the motoring organization, the rac, have welcome the proposals, saying britain's roads are already amongst the safest in the world, and that changes are needed to help modernise driver and motorcycle training. sangita myska, bbc news a nationwide ceasefire has come into force in syria between the government and rebel factions. fighting is said to have stopped in much of the country but there have been reports of some clashes. a number of organisations are not covered by the truce, including the islamic state group. jeremy corbyn has used his new year's message to warn against a brexit deal that he says only protects bankers in the city of london. mr corbyn said 2016 would be defined by the decision to leave the european union and warned that labour would not allow
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the government to negotiate a deal his party did not agree with. newly released government files reveal that guards at faslane naval base were ordered to shoot suspected intruders, after three people broke into a nuclear submarine. the prime minister at the time, margaret thatcher, who was told of the order, said she was "horrified" the intrusion had succeeded. counting down to 2017 will take longer than usual this new year's eve as clock experts compensate for a slowdown in the earth's rotation. to be precise, it will last an extra second. for the 27th time the national physics laboratory has brought in a leap second to ensure that time based on the earth's rotation does not lag behind time kept by atomic clocks. does it mean you have to start at 11
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the new countdown? yeah, or starts 10 and leave a gap. minus one. it is complicated, isn't it? carol will know. a second making all of that difference? know. a second making all of that difference ? amazing, know. a second making all of that difference? amazing, isn't it? you know when we were talking about left—handed righthanders and right—handed left—handers. left—handed righthanders and right-handed left-handers. cricket statistics showed there are more left—handers in cricket than you would imagine. yes, and around 896- 10% are left—handed, but in cricket one quarter play left—handed, and like you, charlie, many choose to play left—handed. i have loads of people getting in touch. 0ur play left—handed. i have loads of people getting in touch. our very owi'i people getting in touch. our very own political correspondent chris mason says everything is left—handed and footed a part from writing, which i blame for my terrible
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writing. the only thing he does right—handed isn't writing. writing. the only thing he does right-handed isn't writing. and nick miller, our weatherman, right—handed but play cricket and golf left—handed, which is why i am no good. same as me. vince says it isn't a sports based but i play left—handed because when he was little he taught himself to play guitar watching in the mirror. oh, i get it. he is right-handed, but he plays left—handed. tina says that both my children do everything right—handed, but they eat left—handed. right—handed, but they eat left-handed. don't you eat both handed? does it mean they hold their knives and forks in different hands? 0h, knives and forks in different hands? oh, i knives and forks in different hands? 0h, isee knives and forks in different hands? oh, i see what you mean. maybe it is specific to eating soup.|j oh, i see what you mean. maybe it is specific to eating soup. i will clarify that. keep sending them in. i will read out some more. we will move on to the sport. swansea have ruled ryan giggs out of the running as a successor to bob bradley. giggs had been the early favourite, alongside wales manager chris coleman, who has indicated he'll remain with the national team. bayern munich assistant paul clement and ex—birmingham boss gary rowett
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are now the front runners to take over after bradley was sacked on tuesday. whoever comes in has to be the right man. i suppose ideally he would be british, knowing the premier league. you know, they have to be satisfied he feels the criteria for getting us out of the trouble we find ourselves aston villa are still unbeaten at home in the championship, after they denied leeds united the chance to go third. leeds have been on good form, and they went ahead in the second half thanks to pontus jansson. but four minutes from time, they conceded a penalty. jonathan kodja put it away to level for villa. world player of the year cristiano ronaldo has turned down an offer of £85 million a year to leave real madrid for an unnamed chinese club, according to his agent. the news came on the day that argentina striker carlos tevez joined shanghai shenhua, becoming one of the highest paid sportsmen in the world. the chinese super league club will pay him £615,000 a week.
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they will just leave that there. andy murray's season starts today, he'll face david goffin in the semi—finals of the world tennis championship in abu dhabi. murray got a bye into the last four but goffin had to come past jo—wilfried tsonga, winning in straight sets. and rafael nadal made a good start to his latest comeback from injury, dropping only four games as he beat tomas berdych. a wrist injury had troubled nadal throughout 2016, but there were no signs of rustiness. he faces milos raonic in the semi—finals. in darts, phil taylor set up a tantalising quarter—final against raymond van barneveld at the pdc world championship. taylor, a 16—time world champion, beat kim huybrechts 4—2 at alexandra palace. he and van barneveld are long—standing rivals. the dutchman tweeted: "el classico is on. let's get ready to rumble!" and finally, serena williams has used the social media platform
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reddit to announce that she is engaged to its co—founder, alexis 0hanian. it caps off a year in which serena won her seventh wimbledon singles title and 22nd grand slam singles title. one of the games greatest ever players made the announcement in the form of a poem. she said he took her to rome, where they first met, to propose to her, and she said yes. of course she said yes! she wouldn't be reddting at about a proposal in which she said no. it would be a bit awkward. that is lovely news, isn't it? isn't it nice? it is great to see her happy. thank you very much. we will see you a little bit later on. the time now is 6:40am. and a bus has overturned on the m40 this morning. a highways agency said those on the coaches suffered minor injuries and the aa urges caution for those heading on the roads in
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these freezing conditions and of course matt will keep us updated on what's happening with the weather this morning, but aa says to be careful on the roads this morning. yes, we will bring you any more details as soon as we can. late last night a ceasefire in syria came in to force between government and rebel groups. most of the country was calm in the first few hours of the truce, but there have been reports of some clashes. the deal was brokered by russia and turkey, but a number of organisations aren't covered by the truce, including so—called islamic state. joining us now is dr afshin shahi, who's a security and terrorism expert from the university of bradford. good morning. good morning. thank you forjoining us. we have been here before with these fires not holding in the past. do you think this one will hold? as you know, 2016 proved to be a very green here,
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not only for the world, but also for syria —— grim year. we had a number of failed attempts only last year. and of course, in this very desperate situation, when we have to be optimistic, if there is any opportunity to change the situation oi'i opportunity to change the situation on the ground in syria we have to endorse it by all means. although i am being very optimistic, but at the same timel am being very optimistic, but at the same time i am being realistic. despite the fact that there are some good vibes in the international community at the moment, and we have heard some good news from important capitals in the region, and certainly from russia, but there are some serious challenges on the ground. as we just mentioned, i mean, they called it a kind of nationwide ceasefire, but when you look at it you see that a number of very, very important players, like islamic state, like al-qaeda, like the kurdish forces in northern syria, they are completely excluded
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from this deal. when we are talking about ceasefire, i mean, ceasefire can only be affected when you are dealing with two different clear sides. but the syrian civil war isn't conflict between two different sides, it is a multifaceted and multidimensional sides, it is a multifaceted and multi dimensional conflict. there are in fact too many players and different forces, local, regional and trans— regional forces that are affecting every facet of this conflict. so, the fact that syria, sorry, russia and turkey are endorsing and guaranteeing this ceasefire, that doesn't mean we are going to see a guaranteed result within the next few weeks. we have two parts to the equation, the longer term gain, which clearly is ultimately the most important, and right now, today, tomorrow, the next few weeks, we saw some images are moment ago of the devastation in syria, there might be some respite, the opportunity for some help to get in and some aid to get into a period
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of time. it is definitely an opportunity when it comes to humanitarian issues. the other thing which makes the situation slightly more optimistic this time, which is a little bit different from the situation last year, because finally we can see a change on the ground. because until about last year, when we we re because until about last year, when we were looking at the situation in syria, no one seemed to have the upper hand militarily. and no side has an upper hand, then it is difficult to come up with a political compromise. but now finally we see a paradigms shift, we finally we see a paradigms shift, we finally see change on the ground. clearly, bashar al—assad and his allies have the upper hand militarily. so, maybe this is a situation which eventually will pave the way to some kind of political compromise, which obviously can ease the humanitarian situation as well. so, you are cautiously optimistic as blueberry cautiously optimistic. thank you very much for your time this morning. —— as well.
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hitting the weather now from matt on the ice. you would want to be nice to have a go at this. i do have a certain style, don't i? thank you for helping me they are. we are down at the tower of london this morning on the ice of course so down here until tuesday. another cold start across the south and east of the country. wait red frost again with dense patches of fog around as well. all leading to a difficult commute across the south and east of the country. that is have a look at the forecast this morning. the forecast is for dense patches of fog in southern england in particular. the fog will last from good part of the day and it will have problems on the roads and for some of the airports. away from that it is fog free. mild
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as it will be all day long. the best will be to the north—east of wales. north—east england in the north—east of scotland. you might as around the hebrides, auckland and she learned it will be with you all day long. that average ranges from chilly three orfour that average ranges from chilly three or four degrees celsius potentially 13 or 14 degrees around the murray firth. tonight will be mild except to the south—east corner. again we could see a touch of frost and fog around. not as extensive as recent nights but you notice the rain is still there across the north of scotland? windy there as well and for most it will bea there as well and for most it will be a frost free start to new year's eve. if you have plans for the evening, we will see much of england and wales dry. scotland and northern ireland have a different story. the heavy rain that starts in the north will move down towards the south of scotla nd will move down towards the south of scotland and north island in the
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late afternoon and evening. for most a mild end to new year's eve and, of course, an important evening ahead. let's look at what many expect as we head towards midnight. if you are celebrating across parts of scotland there will be clear skies at midnight after a wet day. very cold however and with a couple of wintry showers. expect rain in the north of england and by the end of the day but across much of the midlands and east anglia, southern england, compared to the past few nights it will be a good deal milder than it has been. lots of cloud in most places will be dry to see in the new year as will be the case in the south—west. possibly one or two spots of drizzle. if you celebrate across wales, part cardiff a new pool be fined a further west in it will be wild and windy. rain early in the evenings and northern ireland with clear skies to take us into 2017. it will fill cold across scotla nd 2017. it will fill cold across scotland and northern ireland as we
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did midnight on that cold weather spreads to all during new year's day. across the south of england will be cloudy with patchy rain and a lot of sunshine around but sunshine, rain tomic fleet and hail across northern england and scotland. milder but then cold again as we hit 2017. we were wondering, what are you wearing? it is a retro all in one ski suit. i think i look great. all the kids are wearing it. i love that he had to clarify that it was retro. charlie, you are lost for words. i think we need a name for words. i think we need a name for it. you sit a weather romper suit? we could market it as a womper. are you going to go for
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another shuffle? would you guys come and take me off again? let me be whisked away. this year is how we travel on eyes. i will be back in 30 minutes. i love how he is clinging on. it has onlyjust begun. a morning on the ice with matt. between us we've used around 300,000 tons of card during the festive season for things like packaging and of course christmas cards. we've sent sean to a recycling plant in the west midlands to find out what happens to it all. good morning. it is all hands to the pump here. the busiest time of year, unsurprisingly, at this recycling plant. what they do here is a load of mixed stuff. people at home are
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able to put their plastic, their team, their paper, all in the same thing and it is brought here and they do the separating here. not the same for everybody around the country. but the issue is to get things like this in here that clutter it. that is why we have people here doing a load of the picking. we can talk to simon who helped run this whole operation. simon, iam helped run this whole operation. simon, i am still seeing bits of wrapping paper with glitter shiny bits on it. how big an issue this week is it? if a lorry arrives with glitter, what do you do? glitter itself does not cause a lot of problems in this plan. what it is a problems in this plan. what it is a problem for is going into the product that goes to the paper mills. they can work with glitter and contaminates the final product. that is why we do not want to see glitter coming through in our products. this product owing to the paper mill is that how you mean money? exactly. we extract valuable material out of the stream,
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separated and they go on to be resold and that is what forms the economics of this plan.|j resold and that is what forms the economics of this plan. i will let you keep an eye on it. keep an eye out for any of your presence. about 80% of the card we get over christmas is recycled but how much can the packaging industry do about that to help reduce it? let's speak to neil who represents the card and packaging industry. a busy time of yearfor you? yes. packaging industry. a busy time of year for you? yes. sugar packaging industry. a busy time of yearfor you? yes. sugar industry packaging industry. a busy time of year for you? yes. sugar industry be doing more to —— sugar industry do more to encourage people to use less ? more to encourage people to use less? i don't think so. in a way we encourage people to use less because if it were not the correct packaging there would be a long haul waste arising from damaged products and food that was not eaten. the cost of the environment of waste product is immensely more than ever the cost could be of recovering packaging. how about the companies that benefit from the huge amount of packaging?
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so many online deliveries now, far more packaging than there used to be. should they be doing more, paying more to help go through this process is so much you need to recognise that what happens in society is that industry and manufacturers respond to what consumers need. if consumers have decided that they need a product delivered to them at home then it is recognised that the packaging will be required to insure the product arrives at home and saying conditions the left manufacturer, will be necessary otherwise would arrived damaged and again you have more waste. over the rest of the morning we will be doing scrunch testing. that is how you can tell of your wrapping paper is recyclable or not. and try not to put any glitter in the recycle bins. could i clarify, there is no ban on glitter? no, no. iwill doublecheck clarify, there is no ban on glitter? no, no. i will doublecheck but i think glitter is still allowed as long as we don't put carol in the recycling bin. can you imagine that?
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she would put up a fight. for fans of the world's only consulting detective the wait is nearly over. the new series of sherlock begins on new year's day. details and plot lines have been kept a closely guarded secret, but the show‘s writers have described this fourth series as the darkest yet. breakfast‘s tim muffett has been to meet the star of the show benedict cumberbatch to see if he can squeeze out any more information. lovely to see you. i am sure there are many things you can not tell us about this new series. almost everything. what can you tell us? i am ina everything. what can you tell us? i am in a new series, series four of sherlock. it is exciting and it has been fantastically challenging and new and that is the thing that keeps us coming back for more. your daemons have been waiting for a very long time. when you see a script for
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the first time, what happens? firstly you are amazed at the imagination of the work that has gone into this. and then you start picking out the details that relate to the original stories and then just a beautiful or character arcs. a screaming demanding they be woken up a screaming demanding they be woken up at all hours. it must be very different. sorry, what? all you do is clean up their mess, pat them on the head. you to joking? so change since you began this. social media was around but not as big as it is now. today we have been seen from the scene is shot outside and there are crowds were tweeting about it. how does that affect production? what we uses baker street is peculiar because there is excitement and expectation and if you raise an eyebrow you get a cheer. you also have to complete a day's filming and they are respectful about that. does
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it put you off your character rattle ? it put you off your character rattle? no, no. it could be a lot harder. you have to go pretty far too upset that character. they are incredibly loyal. what is the very worst thing you can do to your very best friends? tell them your darkest secrets. i don't think some people realise how big globally sherlock is including us. it everywhere i go i am shocked. i thought i would find a few people who had seen it. it was crazy. the second or third day when they realised there was an christian bale or someone else they were just hundreds of people sort of charging sherlock. i'm always astonished. what is the most unusual place you have been spotted as sherlock. that would have to be one of them. visiting tibetan buddhist monk. it
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was bizarre. we were the ones who are the privileged audience and he was acting as if he was privileged. it was very weird. she is better at this than you are. i text at her. she is a retired superagent with terrifying skills. of course she is better. this programme seems to go everywhere and i am thrilled about that. the stories, they had a massive worldwide audience, the original books. i guess it is an extension of that but with modern media. so... yeah. that looks exciting. sherlock returns to our screens on new year's day. it is half past eight on bbc one. time now for news travel and weather where you are. good morning from bbc london news, i'm charley figgis. thousands of pests including
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cockroaches and rats have been found in nhs hospitals in london in the past five years. data obtained by the press association show that spending on pest control at guy's and st thomas's was higher than at any other hospital in the country, at £130,000. a spokesperson said the hospital ‘takes all pest control matters very seriously.‘ detectives are questioning two 19—year—olds on suspicion of murdering a man who was stabbed to death just off trafalgar square. the man, who‘s believed to have been in his thirties, was attacked in adelaide street on tuesday morning. students at a school in north london have come up with an idea that could raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity. they are rounding up the money they pay for their lunch by a few pence, which is then donated to charity. the group, from skinners academy in stamford hill, won a competition for young entrepreneurs. southern rail is warning of severe disruption on their network once again tonight — as conductors stage another three—day strike. the company says some routes will have no service
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at all tomorrow, new years day and monday the second — while most others will have a very limited service. let‘s have a look at the travel situation now. there‘s a limited service on the tubes once again this morning. the circle line is closed between aldgate and gloucester road via victoria. and on the district line. no service between gloucester road and acton town. floggers road and acton town. causing problems as mornin as floggers causing problems as morning as well. cancellations to flights as well. visibility is low at heathrow. a little bit of good news — for the first time since before christmas trains are running again in and out of paddington. there‘s still no service on the heathrow connect and the heathrow express is only running every half hour. now let‘s check out the weather. good morning. if you are travelling anywhere today you may wish to leave a little earlier as visibility is likely to be an issue.
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there is a yellow warning in place for the fog until ten o‘clock this morning. there is also freezing fog patches out there and icy conditions. take care on untreated surfaces. although the warning ends at ten o‘clock, for many of us it is likely we will not see the back of the fog for much of the day. it is then replaced by cloud anyway so varying shades of grey. temperatures reaching about five or six celsius. feeling chilly as well. that cloud continues through the night tonight as well. the temperatures get down to around two or three celsius and as we head into new year‘s, on the day itself we are looking at a cloudy picture. a little bit more of a breeze, but not enough to move along any time soon. feeling much milder with temperatures reaching nine at 10 celsius. if you are out and about, i‘m afraid that we have rain coming down. a cloudy night but at least feeling fairly mild. not the best conditions for watching fireworks, iam afraid.
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that rain gradually cleared through the day on new year‘s day and leaves behind cold conditions. back with more news in half an hour. hello, this is breakfast, with steph mcgovern and charlie stayt. russia warns of retaliation as 35 of its diplomats are expelled from the us over the hacking scandal. president 0bama‘s ordered the sanctions after claims moscow interfered in america‘s presidential elections. good morning, it‘s friday, 30 december. also this morning: 17 people are taken to hospital with minor injuries after a coach overturns on the m40 in 0xfordshire. drivers are being warned to use extreme caution in the freezing in the freezing conditions.
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conditions. prescribing pets — why senior nurses are calling for more animals to be used as part of patients‘ treatment. i guess it is a bit of normality, isn‘t it, because we have dogs at home, so to have one in hospital is quite nice. good morning. it is reckoned we are using 300,000 tonnes of card over the christmas period. i am at a recycling plant to see what happens to all the stuff we have been chucking into the bin. good morning. in sport. ryan giggs the latest name to be ruled out of the running. swanswea looking for more experience. and matt has the weather. yes, i am at the tower of london, and it won‘t be me on ice only this morning, frosty to the south and east with dense patches of fog. what are the prospects as we finish
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the year and head into the next one? president 0bama has ordered the expulsion of 35 russian diplomats in response to alleged interference in the american presidential election. moscow has denied the allegations of cyber attacks, and said its response will cause the united states "significant discomfort." 0ur correspondent laura bicker sent this report from washington. russia stands accused of trying to help donald trump become president. moscow had been warned but now it‘s being punished for interfering in us elections. america‘s top intelligence agencies believe a cyber attack on the e—mails of hillary clinton‘s closest aides was orchestrated by the highest levels of russian government. but mr trump has always questioned the evidence. once they hack, if you don‘t catch them in the act, you‘re not gonna catch them.
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you don‘t know if it is russia or china or somebody, it could be somebody sitting in a bed some place. but the cia and fbi both agree, the hackers, they say, were russian and now mr trump is softening his stance. in a statement, he said... president 0bama said all americans should be alarmed. he‘s ordered that 35 officials are expelled. they‘re believed to have close links with russian intelligence. they have just 72 hours to leave the country. and he‘s closing two russian compounds, one in new york and the other in maryland. white house officials said russia had to pay a price for what they described as an extraordinary attack on us democratic systems. president 0bama warned that further action is to come at a time of his choosing.
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russia described the closing of its us compounds as the death throes of political corpses, and warned it will hit back. 17 people have been taken to hospital after a coach overturned on the m40 this morning. south central ambulance service says the driver and passengers have suffered minor injuries. let‘s get the latest from simon jones. what‘s details are emerging? this happened at 2:45am this morning and was declared a major incident. i7 and was declared a major incident. 17 people taken to hospital, the driver and 16 passengers. the course of it is not clear, but the pictures we can see, people involved had a
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lucky escape, that was the message from highways england, they say at the moment they feel the injuries are only minor, so people have been lucky. but there was a thick fog at the time and there was a warning for four this morning in the south—east of england and the south of england, so that will be part of the investigation as to what the conditions were like. just a couple of days ago there was a crash in fog on the a40 in 0xfordshire which involved 20 vehicles, leading to one person losing their life, so 17 taken to hospital in the incident this morning in the early hours but we are told only minor injuries. thank you for that and of course we will keep you up—to—date on the stories this morning. and we will hear from matt at about the weather later on too. learner drivers are to be allowed on motorways for the first time under new government plans
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to improve road safety. the department of transport is launching a seven week consultation on the proposed changes from today. it says the idea is designed to improve awareness and experience for new road users. sangita myska reports. the proposed changes to both driver and motorcyclist training, says the government, would improve safety on britain‘s roads. for drivers, changes would mean that competent learners will be able to have lessons on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual—controlled car. the biggest proposed changes are reserved for motorcyclists. the compulsory basic training course, which allows them to ride unaccompanied on roads, would be updated. motorcycle training would also move more online with novice riders having to take a theory test and those holding a provisional motorcycle licence would also have their cbt certificates revoked if they get more than six penalty points. the motoring organization, the rac, have welcome the proposals, saying britain‘s roads are already amongst the safest in the world, and that changes are needed to help modernise driver and motorcycle training. sangita myska, bbc news
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the prime minister has distanced herself from highly critical remarks made by the us secretary of state, john kerry, about israel. in a speech on wednesday, mr kerry described benjamin neta nyahu‘s government as the most right wing in the country‘s history, and accused it ofjeopardising the peace process. but downing street said it was "not appropriate" to attack the composition of the democratically elected government of an ally. a nationwide ceasefire has come into force in syria between the government and rebel factions. fighting is said to have stopped in much of the country but there have been reports of some clashes. a number of organisations are not covered by the truce, including the islamic state group. 0ur correspondent lina sinjab joins us from beirut. lina, how significant is this cease fire? well, it is very significant,
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especially because the announcements came from president vladimir putin himself, which means that he is putting all of this weight behind the deal. you know, the fashions on the deal. you know, the fashions on the ground have agreed on this, it is not only rush hour, it is a brokered by russia and turkey, iran is involved, and there were meetings between russia and many other fighters are agreed and signed this paper —— factions. so far we heard that there was a few cases of sporadic shooting but it is holding and we are still in the early hours of this deal. it is not only a ceasefire deal but it is also laying the ground for political discussions that may take place next month. all the people i have been talking to overnight i really holding their breath because they are really hoping that the ceasefire will work. they are tired of the war. the question is there are some factions not included as you mention. not
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only the so—called islamic state, also for turkey the codes are considered terrorists. the government, the al—nusra front and al-qaeda, the groups they say are affiliated to them are not included. we have seen in the past government forces have been bombarding all rebel held areas, so the concern is if they will continue to do so in claiming they are fighting terrorists. the question is how russia will be able to control the government and make them adhere to this deal. thank you very much. national parks in england have lost a quarter of their government funding in the past five years, according to research by the press association. campaigners warn it could threaten the areas for future generations, but the government says their budgets are protected until 2020. clare fallon reports. newly released government files shows sentries at faslane naval base
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were ordered to shoot suspected intruders, after three people broke into a nuclear submarine. the prime minister at the time, margaret thatcher, who was told of the order, said she was "horrified" the intrusion had succeeded. and you might hear a little noise in the ground, it is not charlie, it is a furry friend, scamp, who has joined us on the sofar. yes, this is scamp —— sofa. scamp had a couple of things to say and he was making his presence felt. hospitals are full of high—tech equipment to treat people who are ill, but could it help with someone with a visit from a pet? senior nurses are calling today for much more use of animals to help patients. here‘s an example of how it can change people‘s lives. hang on, the gonna go? we were told he had a condition that was
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permanent brain damage, and he probably —— we probably wouldn't expect more than what we have then, a little eye movement, and that is when they introduced theo, and he smiled for the first time, didn't he screen it is medicine in its own right. —— did and he? screen it is medicine in its own right. -- did and he? if you tell him theo is coming in, he brightens up him theo is coming in, he brightens up and it isjust nice to see. lovely to see. 0ur guest dan mccormack had severe depression after suffering a serious head injury two years ago. hejoins us with his dog, scamp. you suffered three years ago a very bad head injury. yeah. in hospital for a while? i was, yes. how were you at that stage? i was in hospital for several weeks and obviously the recovery continued, obviously, after icame recovery continued, obviously, after i came out of hospital. 0bviously
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before the accident i was quite an outgoing chap, and basically resulting from the accident i turned basically into a recluse. 0bviously it was mentioned at the time i might occupational therapist at the time that i got a purpose and obviously through looking on the dog trust website at the time, and careful consideration it was thought that obviously, yeah the benefits he has given me and getting me out and about again, meeting people that probably wouldn‘t speak to me, and doing things like this, basically. it has made a real difference? massive difference to my confidence, even to the fact of obviously when i am not feeling great i am still suffering from time to time with low
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mood and scamp will pick me up, and he picks up on it. is he desperate to get offset? he can see my mum. well, i will tell you what, if you wa nt to well, i will tell you what, if you want to let him go, he won‘t go far? do you want to go and see mum? oh, look at him go! i was well impressed, that. how common is this story chris —— this story chris? they are just not judgemental musso it is, after brain injury to be mistaken as someone who is drunk, problems with slurred speech or balance, and dogs don't care if you can get the words out, they don't ca re can get the words out, they don't care if you put your make—up on, and it is about having purpose as well, so
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it is about having purpose as well, so when my lovely aunt winnie was around, her motivation to get up in the morning was to feed her cats. and that makes a big difference, doesn‘t it? and that makes a big difference, doesn't it? yeah, absolutely. you have felt especially low on sundays and scamp has made the difference? yeah, on quite a number of occasions. the accident was in 2014 and between then and now there have been a good few days. the recovery is still ongoing. and, yeah, like you say, if it hadn‘t have been for scamp, isay you say, if it hadn‘t have been for scamp, i say it from my heart, i would have given up, it has been a tough fight. it isn‘t easy and i appreciate what people are going through, similar things to what i have gone through, if not worse. through, similar things to what i have gone through, if not worsem is really clear how much of a difference scamp has made for you. is there evidence it makes a difference with people‘s treatment and welfare? there is anecdotal evidence that people benefit from
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having animals around, certainly around people having purpose to their day, and often we find they will care for something more than ourselves, so having the purpose of getting up and feeding the dog, things like tom you know, if you don't feel like going for a walk, you have to go for a walk to get fresh airand you have to go for a walk to get fresh air and feed the dog, and, you know, i worked with a man who had a stroke early in his 20s and he worked with the donkey, he had lost his vision and his donkey would walk him around the field and he is convinced his donkey knew that he was suffering and he would kind of walk slowly within. you see, scamp has come back, and even having a dog in the studio, one of the things it does is it engages youth, it gives you something, it could be a person ideally, and in this case it is a pet to engage with and that makes a big difference, doesn‘t it? pet to engage with and that makes a big difference, doesn't it? yes. he has been so well—behaved sofar.
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there is a supply of food down here. we saw some of the youngsters in hospital taking dogs into hospital and it was so lovely to see that interaction, i can imagine it making a big difference? going into a hospital, yeah, i could see why, obviously through my own experience, and even people have stopped me in my local park and they also, there was a lady i know who has had a stroke and she has a dog and that has given her purpose, same as me. well, it is lovely to see you this morning and, scamp, look at that, just as we finish, he has come back and it is almost, dan, as if you have control of him yourself. it is lovely to see you this morning, thank you very much. thanks, scamp!
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if you hear any noise as you will know that we have not got scamp out of the studio! i don't mind. he is quite comforting, isn‘t he? you‘re watching breakfast from bbc news. the main stories this morning: the kremlin has warned it will retaliate for president 0bama‘s expulsion of 35 russian diplomats from the united states. i7 17 people have been taken to hospital with minor injuries after a bus crash in 0xfordshire. the update on scamp is that he is directly beneath us. come on, come on, here we go. he has found a secret supply of biscuits, hasn‘t it? with frosty weather across the country this week, we‘ve sent matt to the ice rink at the tower of london. matt has got a penguin as well! this
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is my jane torvill. matt has got a penguin as well! this is myjane torvill. good morning from the tower of london. lovely scene from the moat of this ancient tower that stretches back to 1066 when it was all sorted out and built. fairly dramatic scenes have happened here over the years. there could be a bit of drama later if i do eventually take to the ice properly. very misty atmospheric morning at the moment. dense patches of fog in the south and east and not just here where it is slippery as well. the forecast. fog patches, as are mentioned and frost across midlands, east anglia. 12 or 13 in around the murray serve. another day of great contrasts across many northern and areas. the wettest of
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all will be the the highlands. into tomorrow, could be some minor flooding. north—east wales and on the east england and north—east scotla nd the east england and north—east scotland could have the best. temperatures around 14 degrees this afternoon. compare two in east anglia whether mr and fog lingers, three or four. tonight, anglia whether mr and fog lingers, three orfour. tonight, mrand anglia whether mr and fog lingers, three orfour. tonight, mr and fog could be an issue as well across east anglia. missed still raining in northern parts of scotla nd still raining in northern parts of scotland with savages holding up around seven or 10 degrees. —— temperatures. england and wales largely dry. a spot of rain in the west and most should have a fine day and mild. rain is priddis way southwards across all parts reaching scotla nd southwards across all parts reaching scotland and northern island. ——
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raynet spreads itself. if you are heading out to welcome in the bells across scotland on new year‘s eve. here are the conditions. much clear across scotland with wintry showers but cold out there if you are heading out. northern england, it is set to reign as we head towards midnight. —— rain. it should be cloudy with a breeze developing but compared to recent days, a good deal milder. eight or nine degrees. newport and cardiff may stay dry until after midnight. the north and west could be wet and breezy. northern ireland, you lose the rain from the evening and we finished the day and finish the year on a largely clear note but a few wintry showers. it will feel cold and feeling much colderfor most into it will feel cold and feeling much colder for most into new year‘s day. a bit of cloud across southern parts
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of england and east anglia with patchy rain and the result. elsewhere, some of sunshine and showers across the northern half, it could be wintry. sleet and snow and a covering of snow even lower levels of scotland. the higher ground of north—east england as well. that‘s how it‘s looking. come on, then. he looks good, doesn‘t he? he looks the part. that penguin has never looked so scared in its life. i don‘t blame it, either. now christmas is over, it‘s time for the big clean up. between us we‘ve used 300,000 tons of card and paper during the festive season — but not all of it can be recycled. sean‘s at a recycling plant this morning in the west midlands for us to find out what happens to it all.
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what they do here separated at all. it allows people at home to put the recycling all in one box was doctor plastics, the teams, the papers. a lot of people around the country may be more familiar with using their own separated bins at home. —— all the plastic. it ends up you get worse for wear pics in these boxes and here at other pickers making sure that that doesn‘t happen. 3.5 thousand tons of card. we are talking a quarter of a million big ben could be covered. or the angel of the north more than two million times. sounds like a lot.
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but according to the packaging industry, manufacturers have been reducing the amount that they use over the years. the big story this year is glitter. 0ur glitter expert for the day. wrapping paper expert. how much of an issue is wrapping paperfor recycling places like this? most householders don‘t know they can recycle not so they assume they can. we probably lose more because we are on the safe side. if householders and new, it would be better and they probably wouldn‘t buy it. and new, it would be better and they probably wouldn't buy itm and new, it would be better and they probably wouldn't buy it. if we go can we show a quick scrunch test? this can be recycled. you scratch it up this can be recycled. you scratch it up and it stays scrunched. this one, scrunch it up, it bounces back. that is the big difference. we‘ll be talking more over the morning to show what you can put in the bins and what you can‘t and to show why
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businesses like this are making money. back with you later, thank you. that is good to know, the scrunching technique. learner drivers could be allowed on motorways. the department of transport says the changes could improve road safety. we are being joined by our london newsroom. the proposition is that you will have l plates on the motorways, is that a goodidea? plates on the motorways, is that a good idea? anything that gives young novice drivers more experience has to be welcome. it has to be done safely of course but when you go on a motorway for the first time, it can be scary. going on with someone who is a qualified instructor, that isa who is a qualified instructor, that is a good ring. but it doesn't get you anything because it is not going to become part of the test, is it? it's
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to become part of the test, is it? it‘s just the those who can afford the extra lessons to go on the motorway just because the extra lessons to go on the motorwayjust because they can? we have to go one step at a time. for many years we haven‘t allowed people not yet through their test onto motorways. the government said that is something they want to open up and we think it‘s a good idea. let‘s get that going and then possibly in due course we might find changes to the test along. it is extraordinary. some people might be alarmed about the idea is l plates on the motorway but it seems more extraordinary that you can pass your test never having been on a motorway and then go on a motorway without l plates. many of us when we think back to when we first passed our test, the first time we went a motorway, going down on that slip road and encountering all the traffic thundering along at high speed, it can be scary. that‘s why we would encourage people even now before this comes along, if they pass this test, yet yourselves a qualified instructor to coach you
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through it. just to be clear, if mum or dad are sitting alongside you, it doesn‘t mean you can have a go on a motorway? absolutely not. this is a carefully introduced idea and many qualified people who are col —— co mforta ble qualified people who are col —— comfortable with what they are doing. instructoralongside comfortable with what they are doing. instructor alongside the novice will have to make a judgement in their mind as to whether that novice is fully able to drive on the motorway or whether they need more lessons. one more thing, we are hearing news of another accident on the m4 to, a coach crash, 17 people injured, we understand. fog is a real issue for drivers. certain times of year, its particular issue. are there any guidelines are people dealing with these conditions? what we can say is thankfully our motorways a re we can say is thankfully our motorways are amongst the safest. this type of year, —— this time of year, when it is faulty or dark, for
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goodness sake, slow down, take it easy. thank you for your time. good morning from bbc london news, i‘m charley figgis. detectives are questioning two 19—year—olds on suspicion of murdering a man who was stabbed to death just off trafalgar square. the man, who‘s believed to have been in his thirties, was attacked in adelaide street on tuesday morning. thousands of pests including cockroaches and rats have been found in nhs hospitals in london in the past five years. data obtained by the press association show that spending on pest control at guy‘s and st thomas‘s was higher than at any other hospital in the country, at £130,000. a spokesperson said the hospital ‘takes all pest control matters very seriously.‘ £25,000 have been raised for the
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mother and daughter who died in a fire. southern rail is warning of severe disruption on their network once again tonight — as conductors stage another three—day strike. the company says some routes will have no service at all tomorrow, new years day and monday the second — while most others will have a very limited service. let‘s have a look at the travel situation now. there‘s a limited service on the tubes once again this morning. the circle line is closed between aldgate and gloucester road via victoria. and on the district line. no service between gloucester road and acton town. the fog causing problems as morning as well. cancellations to flights as well. a little bit of good news — for the first time since before christmas trains are running again in and out of paddington. there‘s still no service on the heathrow connect and the heathrow express is only running every half hour.
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the a501 marylebone road is still down to one lane in both directions at baker street. that‘s been causing long delays. now let‘s check out the weather. good morning. if you are travelling anywhere today you may wish to leave a little earlier as visibility is likely to be an issue. there is a yellow warning in place for the fog until ten o‘clock this morning. there is also freezing fog patches out there and icy conditions. take care on untreated surfaces. although the warning ends at ten o‘clock, for many of us it is likely we will not see the back of the fog for much of the day. it is then replaced by cloud anyway so varying shades of grey. temperatures reaching about five or six celsius. feeling chilly as well. that cloud continues through the night tonight as well. the temperatures get down to around two or three celsius and as we head into new year‘s, on the day itself we are looking at a cloudy picture.
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a little bit more of a breeze, but not enough to move along any time soon. feeling much milder with temperatures reaching nine at 10 celsius. if you are out and about, i‘m afraid that we have rain coming down. a cloudy night but at least feeling fairly mild. not the best conditions for watching fireworks, iam afraid. that rain gradually cleared through the day on new year‘s day and leaves behind cold conditions. back with more news in half an hour. hello, this is breakfast, with steph mcgovern and charlie stayt. russia has promised to respond to the expulsion of 35 of its diplomats from washington, amid a bitter dispute over alleged interference by the kremlin in the american presidential election. 0bama believes russia used cyber hacking to try and discredit hilary clinton a claim denied by president putin. moscow says retaliatory measures would be considered. 17 people have been taken
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to hospital after a coach overturned on the m40 this morning. a major incident was declared as emergency services attended at around quarter to three in the morning. south central ambulance service says the driver and passengers have suffered minor injuries. the aa is urging "extreme caution" for those heading out on the roads in these freezing conditions. learner drivers are to be allowed on motorways for the first time under new government plans to improve road safety. the department of transport is launching a seven week consultation on the proposed changes from today. it says the idea is designed to improve awareness and experience for new road users. a nationwide ceasefire has come into force in syria between the government and rebel factions. fighting is said to have stopped
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in much of the country but there have been reports of some clashes. a number of organisations are not covered by the truce, including the islamic state group. jeremy corbyn has used his new year‘s message to warn against a brexit deal that he says only protects bankers in the city of london. mr corbyn said 2016 would be defined by the decision to leave the european union and warned that labour would not allow the government to negotiate a deal his party did not agree with. national parks in england have lost a quarter of their government funding in the past five years, according to research by the press association. campaigners warn it could threaten the areas for future generations, but the government says their budgets are protected until 2020. clare fallon reports. with stunning scenery and rare wildlife, 19 million people visit them every year, but england‘s national parks have had theirfunding cut in recent times, down by a quarter since 2010. areas loved by many and described
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by the government as national treasures simply aren‘t getting the cash they used to. figures show the grants given to nine out of 10 national parks reduced by more than £10 million over five years. with inflation factored in, that‘s a real—terms cut of up to 40%. in a statement, the department for environment, food and rural affairs says... there are efforts to bring in more money by bringing in more visitors. there is a government plan for encouraging school trips and overseas tourists. campaigners, though, point to information centres closing, bus services being axed and staff cuts in some national parks. they say there will need to be more cash so the beauty of the parks can be enjoyed by generations to come. newly released government files
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reveal that guards at faslane naval base were ordered to shoot suspected intruders, after three people broke into a nuclear submarine. the prime minister at the time, margaret thatcher, who was told of the order, said she was "horrified" the intrusion had succeeded. counting down to 2017 will take longer than usual this new year‘s eve as clock experts compensate for a slowdown in the earth‘s rotation. to be precise, it will last an extra second. for the 27th time the national physics laboratory has brought in a leap second to ensure that time based on the earth‘s rotation does not lag behind time kept by atomic clocks. so, i can‘t work at when the leap second is. when is it added on? it
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has to be specific, doesn‘t it? second is. when is it added on? it has to be specific, doesn't it? when you get to zero, you do another, maybe? you pause? what is an atomic clock? it is a clock we know nothing about. it is the special clock which works best. oh, ok, i knew charlie would have the answer. please send us into tell us about what it is. people have been talking about being ambidextrous and a quarter of cricketers are left— handed, ambidextrous and a quarter of cricketers are left—handed, which is higher than the 8%— 10% of the population which a left—handed. loads of people commenting this morning. adelaide callum, my brother was right—handed and turned left—handed. vincent says one is
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left—handed. vincent says one is left—handed and one is right—handed in relation to his brothers. and james hat stand, my brother copied his sister when growing up. lots of people said playing golf and snooker they are left—handed when they write with their right—hand. they are left—handed when they write with their right-hand. sometimes it is as simple as equipment available. you said you tried golf and picked up you said you tried golf and picked upa you said you tried golf and picked up a left—handed set and...” you said you tried golf and picked up a left-handed set and... i think it is showing off as well. it was impressive at school when someone could write with both hands, wasn‘t it? thing about rafael nadal, he is right—handed but he plays left—handed, because playing left—handed, because playing left—handed is so difficult to play against if you are a right—handed player. ryan giggs is right footed or left footed? i am going to guess right footed, but i don't know. i will have a look. swansea have ruled ryan giggs out of the running as a successor to bob bradley.
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giggs had been the early favourite, alongside wales manager chris coleman, who has indicated he‘ll remain with the national team. bayern munich assistant paul clement and ex—birmingham boss gary rowett are now the front runners to take over after bradley was sacked on tuesday. whoever comes in has to be the right man. i suppose ideally he would be british, knowing the premier league. you know, they have to be satisfied he fills the criteria for getting us out of the trouble we find ourselves in. aston villa are still unbeaten at home in the championship, after they denied leeds united the chance to go third. leeds have been on good form, and they went ahead in the second half thanks to pontus jansson. but four minutes from time, they conceded a penalty. jonathan kodja put it away to level for villa. world player of the year cristiano ronaldo has turned down an offer of £85 million a year to leave real madrid for an unnamed chinese club, according to his agent. the news came on the day that argentina striker carlos tevez joined shanghai shenhua, becoming one of the highest paid sportsmen in the world.
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the chinese super league club will pay him £615,000 a week. i willjust leave that there. andy murray‘s season starts today, he‘ll face david goffin in the semi—finals of the world tennis championship in abu dhabi. murray got a bye into the last four but goffin had to come past jo—wilfried tsonga, winning in straight sets. and rafael nadal made a good start to his latest comeback from injury, dropping only four games as he beat tomas berdych. a wrist injury had troubled nadal throughout 2016, but there were no signs of rustiness. he faces milos raonic in the semi—finals. in darts, phil taylor set up a tantalising quarter—final against raymond van barneveld at the pdc world championship. taylor, a 16—time world champion, beat kim huybrechts 4—2 at alexandra palace. he and van barneveld are long—standing rivals. the dutchman tweeted: "el classico is on. let‘s get ready to rumble!" and finally, serena williams has used the social media platform
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reddit to announce that she is engaged to its co—founder, alexis 0hanian. she put it in the form of a poem: "i came home / a little late / someone had a bag packed for me / and a carriage awaited / destination: rome / to escort me to my very own "charming" / back to where our stars first collided / and now it was full circle / at the same table we first met by chance / this time he made it not by chance / but by choice / down on one knee / he said four words/and i said yes." she likes of poland, doesn‘t she? has she done that before? what, written poems? she has done that recently with maya angelou. —— she likes poems. congratulations to serena williams. despite multiple public health campaigns against smoking, it continues to be the biggest cause of premature death amongst adults — almost 80,000 people a year lose their lives
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because of the habit. so in an effort to put people off, 2017 will be the first year when all cigarettes will be sold in standardised packaging, which display graphic health warnings. public health england is also reminding smokers their heart, as well as their lungs, are at risk. in a moment, we‘ll talk to dr ranj singh, but first he‘s been getting ideas from primary school children on how to encourage people to quit. not smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health. how do you can do for your health. how do you stop someone smoking? if you are going to give a message to your dad if he was making, what would you write? it can kill you. i have drawn the heart of a smoker and the heart ofa the heart of a smoker and the heart of a non—smoker. the heart of a smoker and the heart of a non-smoker. the healthy site is people who smoke and the unhealthy
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site is people don't smoke. clark can build up and you could have a stroke. please, stop smoking. don't be the smoker, be the stop. oh, that is so good. welcome to the program. this is about telling us about the heart problems you can get from smoking. for a long time we have seen pictures of lungs and the damage which can be done. will this have an impact? i think so. research shows it does work. a lot of people will be aware of the impact of smoking on your lungs. people automatically think of lung cancer. he might not realise the effect on your heart and arteries. it increases your child of heart attack and stroke, it doubles it. there is and stroke, it doubles it. there is a very real impact. 45 people every day die from smoking related cardiovascular disease and we have a lot of work to do. we have 7 million smokers in this country. fortunately
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twice as many ex—smokers, but we have work to do. who are the problem... 0bviously anyone smoking, but which groups are listening leased to the messages? it might not necessarily be that they are listening but they are a high prevalence areas in the country, especially with people who work in manual and routine professions, that is who we are targeting as well as eve ryo ne is who we are targeting as well as everyone else. another group we need to look at these young people. we need to discourage young people from taking up smoking in the first place and we know that standardised packaging carrying these warnings and these targeted campaigns can work. do we know that packaging makes a difference? my friend was smoking a cigarette the other day and there was a picture that made me say, oh, doesn‘t it put you off? he said, i don‘t notice it any more. does that happen, smokers don‘t notice? i think it is a really good
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point. lots of studies have been done around the world looking at that and they have shown a positive impact. australia was one of the first countries to take this approach and they have seen a reduction in smoking rates of between 1% — 2% since the launch of their strategy. we want to see that in this country. it might not sound like a big number but it is 100,000 australians. if you think about the wide impact on health and family, it is devastating when a carer or pa rent is devastating when a carer or parent dies prematurely because of smoking. that is what these kids need to be aware of and that is what these kids are trying to stop people doing. it is interesting what works, and what remains in your mind, and i think you remember the campaign a while ago, it was the blocked artery and the ta that was in there. that really stuck in the memory. is there an argument for having the very graphic illustrations? i am not sure, the heart campaign, is there
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an image which shows what smoking does to your heart? the packages contain images of the impacts smoking has. there is also a concurrent mutations campaign which is showing the cigarettes and the kind of mutations people will see when they smoke inside their bodies and those are the mutations which cause cancer and things like that. these ha rd—hitting campaigns cause cancer and things like that. these hard—hitting campaigns can be controversial. are you using shock tactics? no, we are using facts. people need to be aware there is no safe level of smoking. giving up smoking is the single best thing to do for your health and there is free help available. just go online, search for smoke—free and you‘ll get loads of tools and tricks. and information about how to do that. and this time of year, music —— new yea rs and this time of year, music —— new years resolutions. we want to be healthy this time of year. smoking
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is the big thing that all of us should be looking at. thank you for your time this morning. nice to see you. it is also a good time of year to ta ke you. it is also a good time of year to take something up and matt is taking upa to take something up and matt is taking up a bit of iceskating at the tower of london. he is an alien bis. —— he is enabling this. cold, misty, foggy. i havejust about state on my feet. i will get a triple fracture if i‘d stay on my feet. cold and frosty against southern and eastern parts. it will have an impact on road travel and air travel across the south and east of england. temperatures in the
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south and east below freezing. double figures in the north. most of you start the day drive but lots of rain across the hebrides, walkley, shetland. could be increased risk of flooding as we head into the next 24 hours. dry and bright breaks in the north—east of scotland where we could around 14 or 15 compare to three degrees across parts of east anglia where the mist and fog lingers. still mist and fog through the south—east. most of you will have mild night. still wet in northern scotland and that weather front that is bringing the rain, will bring breezy conditions. a mild enough start to new year‘s eve. the mist will lift as the breeze picks up. the rain continues in northern scotla nd up. the rain continues in northern scotland and if anything, new year‘s eve, it will work its way south.
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turning colder once again from the north. as we head towards midnight, this is what the conditions are looking like. you have clear skies for many, very cold, a few wintry showers, the rain will have cleared that it will be their in northern england at midnight. largely dry across the midlands, east anglia and the south of england. competitor past few nights, here is not quite as misty or foggy —— past few nights, here is not quite as misty orfoggy —— compared to. the south—west should be dried apart from the odd spot of rain and drizzle. for the likes of newport, you might see a dry new year‘s eve. to the north of the weather front, back to northern ireland, back to the cold air. clearer skies for midnight. 0ne the cold air. clearer skies for midnight. one or two showers around but most will be dry. the colder
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weather that we finish the year with head down. still rain to come. parts of southern england, east anglia, patchy rain or drizzle. whereas the rest of the country, lots of sunshine around stop with the showers in the coastal parts of scotla nd showers in the coastal parts of scotland will stop a mixture of rain, sleet and snow. misty, foggy, frosty across the south and east. a milder spell to the run—up of new year and things are set to turn colder. i am skating off in my lovely suit. here we go. don‘t expect a turn. that made it for me, that. by the
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end of the morning, we will get a jump end of the morning, we will get a jump out of matt. he has a jump suit on. bello it is hard to stop as well and he managed to stop and deliver the weather without falling over. christmas wrapping, all the cardboard. it takes ages to sort out, working out of the wrapping paper and how much you can recycle and how much between us we‘ve used around 300,000 tons of card during the festive season for things like packaging and of course christmas cards. we‘ve sent sean to a recycling plant in the west midlands to find out what happens to it all. whereabouts are you ? whereabouts are you? they still have
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all that to go through. it‘s the busiest time of year. the cards, the gift wrapping, that glitter doesn‘t help either. that is why these pickers are sorting through everything because the waste that comes here is all in one. everybody‘s recycling, all in one. the plastic, the tins, the paper. it gets split here. what makes it awkward, it still end up with dvd players, broadband, hairdryers, getting in there. the machinery can‘t do it all on its own. let‘s talk to a couple of people who know a little bit of why this is happening here. you represent the packaging industry. how much of this here is because of the amount of packaging that your members use when customers are buying certain products? the packaging uc has arisen because consumers have brought products that have to have
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packaging around them in order for the product to arrive in the condition it was intended. margaret, you are professor improve waste management. —— professor in weight —— waste management. management. —— professor in weight -- waste management. people have talked about consumer responsibility. they are being incentivised to produce less, the producers. is that an incentive? people putting the right stuff in the right bins? remember, the products that are put on the shelves are done so because consumers buy them and therefore, manufacturers will also produce the product. a
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majority of packaging, certainly food packaging these days, has information on it so consumers can see how to responsibly dispose on it for recycling. the proportion of re cycled for recycling. the proportion of recycled material that is in packaging has increased and will continue. to consumers want to use less packaging? i think people want to do the right thing but then not a lwa ys to do the right thing but then not always clear about what that is. we get higher recycling waste considering for most householders there is no benefit. i will be back a bit later. we will be doing more scrunch test and finding out exactly, there is still loads of shiny wrapping paper going through here, these people are working hard. sean, does it smell? the last time i went to one of those, it absolutely wreaked. i do know whether i'm used
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to it but these are recyclable so there is not so much food and waste. but i don‘t fancy sticking my head down there. for fans of the world‘s only consulting detective the wait is nearly over. the new series of sherlock begins on new year‘s day. details and plot lines have been kept a closely guarded secret, but the show‘s writers have described this fourth series as the darkest yet. breakfast‘s tim muffett has been to meet the star of the show benedict cumberbatch to see if he can squeeze out any more information. lovely to see you. i am sure there are many things you can not tell us about this new series. almost everything. what can you tell us? i am in a new series, series four of sherlock. it is exciting and it has been fantastically challenging and new and that is the thing that keeps us coming back for more. your daemons have been waiting for a very long time. when you see a script for the first time, what happens? firstly you are amazed at the imagination of the work that
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has gone into this. and then you start picking out the details that relate to the original stories and then just the beautiful character arcs. a screaming demanding baby, waking up at all hours. it must be very different. sorry, what? all you do is clean up their mess, pat them on the head. you twojoking? so much has changed since you began this. social media was around but not as big as it is now. today we have been seen from the scene is shot outside and there are crowds were tweeting about it. how does that affect production? what we use as baker street is peculiar because there is excitement and expectation and if you raise an eyebrow you get a cheer. you also have to complete a day‘s filming and they are respectful about that. they don‘t want to be an obstacle to
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what they eventually enjoy so much. does it put you off your character at all? no, no. it could be a lot harder. you have to go pretty far too upset that character. they are incredibly loyal. what is the very worst thing you can do to your very best friends? tell them your darkest secrets. i don‘t think some people realise how big globally sherlock is including us. it is everywhere i go. i am shocked. i thought i would find a few people who had seen it. it was crazy. the second or third day when they realised that it wasn‘t christian bale or someone else behind the mask, there were just hundreds of people sort of chanting "sherlock!" i‘m always astonished. what is the most unusual place you have been spotted as sherlock. that would have to be one of them. visiting a tibetan buddhist monk. it was bizarre.
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we were the ones who were the privileged audience and he was acting as if he was privileged. it was very weird. she is better at this than you are. i texted her. she is a retired superagent with terrifying skills. of course she is better. this programme seems to go everywhere and i am thrilled about that. the stories, they had a massive worldwide audience, the original books. i guess it is an extension of that but with modern media. so... yeah. it is half past eight on bbc one. time now for news travel and weather where you are. good morning from bbc london news,
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i‘m charley figgis. detectives are questioning two 19—year—olds on suspicion of murdering a man who was stabbed to death just off trafalgar square. the man, who‘s believed to have been in his thirties, was attacked on tuesday morning. thousands of pests including cockroaches and rats have been found in nhs hospitals in london in the past five years. data obtained by the press association shows that spending on pest control at guy‘s and st thomas‘s has more than doubled since 2011. the hospital said it ‘takes all pest control matters very seriously‘. nearly 25,000 pounds has been raised to help the family of the mother and daughter who died in a fire in essex alina kordaszewska and 11—year—old emilia died last week after a candle caused the fire at their home in braintree. southern rail is warning of severe disruption on their network once again tonight — as conductors stage another three—day strike. the company says some routes will have no service at all tomorrow, new years day
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and monday the second — while most others will have a very limited service. let‘s have a look at the travel situation now. there‘s a limited service on the tubes once again this morning. the circle line is closed between aldgate and gloucester road via victoria and on the district line. no service between gloucester road and acton town. the fog is causing problems this morning. there‘s no no woolwich ferry, and no thames clippers between woolwich to greenwich. meanwhile expect delays and cancellations to flights. a little bit of good news — paddington station has reopened today after six days of major engineering work. the a501 marlybone road is still down to one lane in both directions at baker street. has been causing long delays. lets have a check on the weather now with georgina burnett. good morning. if you are travelling anywhere today you may wish to leave a little earlier as visibility is likely to be an issue. there is a yellow warning
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in place for the fog until ten o‘clock this morning. there is also freezing fog patches out there and icy conditions. take care on untreated surfaces. although the warning ends at ten o‘clock, for many of us it is likely we will not see the back of the fog for much of the day. it is then replaced by cloud anyway so varying shades of grey. temperatures reaching about five or six celsius. feeling chilly as well. that cloud continues through the night tonight as well. the temperatures get down to around two or three celsius and as we head into new year‘s, on the day itself we are looking at a cloudy picture. a little bit more of a breeze, but not enough to move along any time soon. feeling much milder with temperatures reaching nine at 10 celsius. if you are out and about, i‘m afraid that we have rain coming down. a cloudy night but at least feeling fairly mild. not the best conditions for watching fireworks, iam afraid.
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that rain gradually clearing through the day on new year‘s day and leaves behind cold conditions. all it back in half an hour. hello this is breakfast, with steph mcgovern and charlie stayt. russia says it will retaliate, as 35 of its diplomats are expelled from the us over the hacking scandal. president 0bama‘s ordered the sanctions after claims moscow interfered in america‘s presidential elections. good morning, it‘s friday 30th december. also this morning: 17 people are taken to hospital with minor injuries after a coach overturns on the m40 in 0xfordshire — drivers are being warned to use extreme caution in the freezing conditions. prescribing pets —
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why senior nurses are calling for more animals to be used as part of patients‘ treatment. it isa it is a bit of normality isn‘t it, because we have dogs at home so to have one in the hospital is quite nice. good morning, it is reckoned we get three 300 tonnes of card like this over the christmas period. i am looking at all the rubbish which is trucked into our bins. in sport, ryan giggs is the latest name to be ruled out of the running to be swansea city manager. the club have suggested they‘re looking for more managerial experience than giggs can offer. and matt has the weather for us. good morning, iam and matt has the weather for us. good morning, i am an ice here at the tower of london this morning. it is not just hear that the tower of london this morning. it is notjust hear that things are slippery. southern and eastern england is rusty and foggy. it is
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wet in northern scotland. details on all of that and the prospects as we finished 2016 and start 2017. that is all coming up. thank you. good morning. first our main story. russia has promised to respond to the expulsion of 35 of its diplomats from washington, amid a bitter dispute over alleged interference by the kremlin in the american presidential election. moscow has denied the allegations of cyber—attacks, and said its response will cause the united states "significant discomfort." 0ur correspondent steve rosenberg joins us from moscow. a pretty bold move, steve, by the united states. what has the reaction been like? pretty furious, actually. quite a colourful reaction from russian officials. we have heard president putin‘s spokesman of accusing the 0bama administration of behaving like an elephant in a china shop. that is what they say here. we
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have seen a tweet from the russian embassy in the uk with a picture of a duck with the word name over it and we have heard in the foreign agency who says america has been humiliated by its own president. so an angry reaction. we have not heard what russia‘s counter sanctions will be. we do expect there to be some. the kremlin said it will make an appropriate response. the foreign ministry here has spoken of countermeasures. what will be interesting i think will be the knowledge within three weeks‘ time, more pro—moscow us president walks into the white house, donald trump, whether that will soften moscow‘s response in anyway. the diplomats will be expelled from the united states. when will this happen? is it likely to be resolved by then? they have been given 72 hours to leave the united states and i think we can expect probably some kind of
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tit—for—tat, possibly a similar number of us diplomats to be expeued number of us diplomats to be expelled possibly from russia, but we will have to wait and see for the official response from the authorities here. thank you. 17 people have been taken to hospital after a coach overturned on the m40 in 0xfordshire this morning. south central ambulance service says the driver and passengers have suffered minor injuries. there were reports of dense fog in the area. let‘s get the latest from our reporter simon jones who is in our newsroom. what more do we know about what happened this morning? this crash happened this morning? this crash happened around 2:45am this morning on the slip road nearjunction seven of the m40, that is near thame in 0xfordshire. we know the driver was taken to hospital along with 16 of the passengers on board that coach which was from the oxford bus company. we are told the injuries
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they suffered include broken bones, cuts and bruises and it was declared a major incident because of the number of casualties involved. six ambulances went to the scene of the crash along with the police and fire service, but initially, they had difficulty getting there because the fog was so thick in the area, and there has been a warning issued for fog for large parts of southern england and that could continue until later on this afternoon. this crash happened around 20 miles from the scene of another huge crash in fog which took place on wednesday. that involved 20 vehicles and a woman lost her life. the cause of this latest accident is still under investigation. thank you. and we will have an update on the weather throughout the morning as well. learner drivers are to be allowed on motorways for the first time under new government plans to improve road safety. the department of transport is launching a seven week consultation on the proposed changes from today. it says the idea is designed
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to improve awareness and experience for new road users. sangita myska reports. the proposed changes to both driver and motorcyclist training, says the government, would improve safety on britain‘s roads. for drivers, changes would mean that competent learners will be able to have lessons on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual—controlled car. the biggest proposed changes are reserved for motorcyclists. the compulsory basic training course, which allows them to ride unaccompanied on roads, would be updated. motorcycle training would also move more online with novice riders having to take a theory test and those holding a provisional motorcycle licence would also have their cbt certificates revoked if they get more than six penalty points. the motoring organization, the rac, have welcomed the proposals, saying britain‘s roads are already amongst the safest in the world, and that changes are needed to help modernise driver and motorcycle training.
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the prime minister has distanced herself from highly critical remarks made by the us secretary of state, john kerry, about israel. in a speech on wednesday, mr kerry described benjamin neta nyahu‘s government as the most right wing in the country‘s history, and accused it ofjeopardising the peace process. but downing street said it was "not appropriate" to attack the composition of the democratically elected government of an ally. a nationwide ceasefire has come into force in syria between the government and rebel groups. there have been reports of some clashes. a number of organisations are not covered by the trees including the islamic state group. —— the truce. national parks in england have seen their government funding reduced by a quarter in the last five years, according to the press association. figures show nine out
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of the ten areas — including the lake district and dartmoor — suffered cuts to grants totalling more than £10 million. the government says national park budgets are protected until 2020. newly released government files reveal that guards at faslane naval base were ordered to shoot suspected intruders, after three people broke into a nuclear submarine. the prime minister at the time, margaret thatcher, who was told of the order, said she was "horrified" the intrusion had succeeded. nick higham reports. faslane, home to britain‘s nuclear submarines and one of the most secure military establishments in britain. or so you would think. yet in october 1983 anti—nuclear demonstrators broke into the base at night and got aboard a nuclear sub. documents released at the national archives show the prime minister was appalled. when mrs thatcher was first told of the security breach, the thing that evidently horrified her most was that the intruders had managed to get into the control room of a polaris submarine.
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adviser charles powell wrote, had there been armed terrorist the consequences would have been incalculable. and mrs thatcher herself noted at the top of the page, "i am utterly horrified. we could all have been put in grave danger." polaris was the forerunner of today‘s trident, the vessel was hms repulse. philjones, then a young peace activist, was one of the demonstrators. he says they were astonished at how easy it was, and shocked. when the commander of the submarine came into the control room, and he was shouting at us, "who the f are you? who the f are you?" over and over again, it could have been outrageous we could have been the ira, because they were still active. the files show security failures starting with the perimeter fence. as a result of the incident, royal marine sentries were given orders to shoot anyone suspected of trying to damage the sub, but it didn‘t stop the same thing
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happening again at least twice — once in 2002, once in 2014. if you‘ve been anywhere near social media over the last few months you can‘t have missed the mannequin challenge. countless sports stars, celebrities, politicians and even nhs staff have posed for the videos, but now french astronaut thomas pesquet has taken the challenge to new heights. have a look at this. thomas is currently on board the international space station. this is the video. this is a moving image. his crewmates have taken part in the challenge. they have anchored
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themselves sufficiently so they are not moving. but the person at the front was totally in midair. that is the best one i have ever seen. we have the weather and sport coming up we have the weather and sport coming up later on. learner drivers could soon have lessons on the motorway, under new proposals by the government. it‘s hoped the idea will improve awareness and increase safety on roads. the department for transport says the changes will improve road safety. so, would you welcome the idea or would you be worried about sharing the motorway with a learner? i passed my test lastjanuary i passed my test last january that i haven‘t driven on the motorway at. i think it would have been a good idea as part of my lessons, but as a driver without my instructor i don‘t think i would feel very safe doing it! on the motorway you have to be a
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little bit experienced and totally switched on and have lots of driving experiences over the years. sol think somebodyjust learning, i don't think that straight onto the motorway would be a good idea personally. you do need to learn to drive on the motorway. at some point! you have to have somebody to teach you, that is better. lesley young is the chief driving examiner at the driver and vehicle standards agency. shejoins us from our nottingham newsroom. good morning. just to be clear, this is about driver training, not testing. what is your reaction to this? driving on the motorway for learner drivers is one of a number of initiatives we are putting forward to improve novice driver safety. the dv sa has made changes to their hazard and perception test
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which includes motorways and bad weather driving and quite a bit about tolerable road users. we have also undergone a trial for the changes to the driving test itself, to better reflect real—life driving and this is further initiatives to broaden new and novice drivers‘ experience on the roads with a wide range of traffic conditions. it is pa rt range of traffic conditions. it is part of the training initiative rather than testing, because the driving test lasts around 35 to 40 minutes and many of our driving test centres would not have access in that time to motorways, but we do believe that it is important that people have training on motorways before going on them alone. the plan is not to be mandatory, it is something you could choose to do. some people might not be able to afford the lessons to be able to do it because you would have to be in a dual controlled and so it could not be your dad taking you on the motorway with an owl plate. you are right. it is only in a duel can ——
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controlled car. there would be few this could not apply to. once they have passed their test they can gain practice on the motorway under supervision from family and friends. this is an opportunity for those who wa nt to ta ke this is an opportunity for those who want to take it up. it might be releva nt for want to take it up. it might be relevant for those who live in areas where access to the motorway is very likely. could you ever see a day when it does become mandatory, when people have to do this as part of their training? i doubt this very much. we have to understand there are great swathes of the country where there are no motorways so it would be quite burdensome to make everybody do it. it is a voluntary thing and we would encourage people to ta ke thing and we would encourage people to take up that opportunity. we know from what we have heard earlier in the clips that young drivers are nervous about being on the motorway
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and far better that they experience it under supervision rather than going on the motorway for the first time on their own without any previous practice. what about for people who are on the motorway who see the l plates and see people learning to drive, it could make them nervous, couldn‘t it? interesting point, and i think people under supervision when they are learning are amongst the safest drivers on the road and they are trying to get it right and don‘t do dangerous things. but they have those plates on their cars but good reasons, and motorists have got to understand they have got to give them more space and time —— for good reasons. learners tend to be more hesitant than more experienced drivers and so people need to give them more time and space, not only on the motorway, but in general driving, as well. you might be interested to know, regarding the
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driving test, there are very few crashes that we get involved with, but a significant number of those are other drivers running into the back of learners. the al plates are there for a reason and it would be helpful if people gave them more space and time to act —— the learner plates. thanks forjoining us. with frosty weather across the country this week, we‘ve sent matt to the ice rink at the tower of london. you are displaying quite a bit of skill. laughter i‘m not sure about that. i‘m just about getting by. not so much torvill and dean, more basil fawlty and mr bean. we are at the tower of london, very atmospheric and misty. this is the case across many southern and eastern parts of england, be foggy weather is a real issue. we can have a look at the
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forecast. dense fog in the east of england and also parts of the midlands, that will hamper the morning commute and some of the airports, as well. away from that, we have cloud, and also frost in southern and eastern areas, but in northern scotland we have temperatures around 10—12. in the far north of scotland we have rain. it will rain all day long in the shetlands and the hebrides, and there could be a risk of flooding. north east scotland might have sunshine. sunshine in the north—east of england, and eastern parts of wales. temperatures around 3—4 in the south—east and east anglia. not as much fog around and not quite as frosty, as well, tonight. white breezy with a weather front, which will still be there in northern scotla nd will still be there in northern scotland to start new year‘s eve ——
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quite breezy. this is how it pans out, much of england and wales will be dry, the best of any brightness in the east. there will be rain edging south in scotland, reaching northern ireland by the end of the afternoon. the far north of scotland will start to turn cold. as we head towards midnight, conditions if you are out partying on new year‘s eve, midnight with clear and cold weather, take note of the cold, much colder than we have had recently. clear skies and wintry showers. northern ireland, the rain will be setting in. the midlands, east anglia and the south, largely dry, fairly cloudy, south—westerly breeze and temperatures will be 8—9. greater chance of drizzle in south—west england, and across wales, cardiff, newport, it might be
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after midnight when the rain sets m, after midnight when the rain sets in, but elsewhere it could be quite wet and windy as the year ends. largely clear and cold in northern ireland, with a couple of wintry showers. the colder air reaches eve ryo ne showers. the colder air reaches everyone as we go through new year‘s day. it will take a while to reach the far south, but elsewhere, crisp and sunny skies. the showers will possibly have rain and hail and also snow which could give a covering to the ground, especially the high areas in scotland. colder the of 2017. and now back to you. —— colder for the start of 2017. we are impressed with how steady you are on your feet. now earlier on breakfast we saw a bit of a tumble
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during matt‘s weather forecast. you were being held down. 0ne you were being held down. one of them skated off into the distance. there was a bit of a tumble. people have written in, saying they are worried. no one has been hurt badly? no one was hurt, the person in question was eve and she is fine. no one was hurt, the person in question was eve and she is finelj am fine, yes. you have had worse than that? yes, i have. everything is ok. i have got the style, haven't i? we have a couple of problems with our sound. matt was catching up with
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eve. can we go back? we had a few problems with the sound. eve is ok? she is fine. i'm fine, completely fine, yes. anything hurt? no, i'm completely fine. there you go, she is fine, pride hurt more than anything else. it has been good fun down there, thanks forjoining us. so easily done, no matter how good you are. well done to eve for carrying on. now christmas is over, it‘s time for the big clean up. a lot of christmas wrapping paper around the country, where does it go? between us we‘ve used 300,000 tonnes of card and paper during the festive season —
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but not all of it can be recycled. sean‘s at a recycling plant this morning in the west midlands for us to find out what happens to it all. it looks very busy. it is very busy, some people are brutal, how quickly they chuck away their christmas cards. i have seen them go past. we are in walsall at the recycling plant and this is where they do some of the picking. much of the recycling comes in one big basket, and they do the separating here. simon is part of the operation. we can see pictures of these paper bales which are produced at the end of the line. what is the most valuable part of the recycling process ? valuable part of the recycling process? the most viable is the paper bail but the most valuable commodity would be aluminium cans. —— the most valuable. commodity would be aluminium cans. -- the most valuable. paper is the
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best, but is it mostly paper coming through? we are with margaret, wastepaper expert. which paper should we put in? pretty wrapping paper, you can recycle that. if you scrunch it and it bounces back, you can't recycle it. thank you, margaret. please don‘t put nappies m, margaret. please don‘t put nappies in, they cause a bit of a nightmare. glitter, of course. don‘t put that in your recycling. and that means glitter nappies are the worst thing you could possibly put in. keep them out of your rubbish! that is so good to know, if you scrunch it together you can recycle it, but if you do that and it bounces back, you can‘t put it in. that means it is not pure paper. it has got to go in the
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normal rubbish, then. did he say glitter nappies? i thought i misheard. hospitals these days are full of high tech equipment to treat people who are ill, but could they also benefit from something as simple as a visit from a pet? senior nurses are calling today for much more use of animals to help patients. holly hamilton has been to southampton hospital to see how one dog is making a difference. good, lad. meet leo. he is a volunteer here at southampton general hospital and a very popular one at that. oh, yes. he says hello. he and his handler, lindsey, have been delivering therapy to patients and their families for the last four years. a dog in a hospital environment is an incredible social lubricant so you end up talking to people you would never ever talk to in a normal course of the day.
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it is a partnership. nobody would be interested in me coming alone and he cannot drive a car. we come together and it is a privilege for me to have a dog who can come and do this. hang on. from lowering blood pressure to reducing anxiety and stress the benefits of animal assisted therapy have been documented. bringing a smile to the face of this 4—year old child is enough. we were told he had a condition that was permanent brain damage and we probably would not expect much more than what we had then, which was a little bit of eye movement. but when they introduced leo and he smiled for the first time, didn‘t he? it is a medicine in its own right. as soon as you tell 0scar that leo is coming, he brightens up and he smiles and it is nice to see. one of leo‘s first
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patients here was alice. when she was initially diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer she refused to leave her bedroom. and then she met leo. took a picture of leo and took it to show her and i said look, the next time, if you want to see leo you have to come out of your room and she did. it was lovely. he has been in ourjourney for four years, almost. it was nice to have a dog in the hospital. how does it help you? it's a bit of normality. we have dogs at home ourselves so having one in hospital is nice. he is nice to cuddle. and it is notjust dogs. in a survey, over 50% of nurses said they had worked with animals and nearly all of them agreed it was a benefit to the patient. despite that, almost 25% said no animals were allowed at their place of work. the connection that people have with animals can be far more profound than it is with the doctors and nurses and their parents or the people who love them. as a nurse and as a human being i think we have to think
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about what else can we do that would make a difference to helping people to get well. or if they do not get well, make their day better. some people may have some reservations. it is important that there are rules and regulations around how it works. i have been here all morning watching the way that the children here have reacted to leo and to lindsey and it has made their day. it has made those people‘s day. say cheese! some argue that this type of treatment is simply a temporary fix. but leo‘s patients are happy for him to keep coming back. he is so cute. i wonder if you get the same effect from stroking your hair. i wasn't expecting that! it
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has been a strange morning. and there is more to come. it‘s being billed as the new downton abbey. we‘ll speak to actor steven mackintosh who stars in the new wartime drama, the halcyon. i hope you are feeling better. i hope you are feeling battenm i hope you are feeling better. it is very comforting. now stop. time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. good morning from bbc london news, i‘m charley figgis. detectives are questioning two 19—year—olds on suspicion of murdering a man who was stabbed to death just off trafalgar square. the man, who‘s believed to have been in his 30s, was attacked on tuesday morning. thousands of pests including cockroaches and rats have been found in nhs hospitals in london in the past five years. data obtained by the press association through a freedom of information request shows that spending on pest control at guy‘s and st thomas‘s has more than doubled since 2011.
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the hospital said it ‘takes all pest control matters very seriously‘. nearly £25,000 has been raised to help the family of the mother and daughter who died in a fire in essex. alina kordashevshka and 11—year—old emilia died last week after a candle caused the fire at their home in braintree. southern rail is warning of severe disruption on their network once again tonight — as conductors stage another three—day strike. the company says some routes will have no service at all tomorrow, new years day and monday the 2nd — while most others will have a very limited service. let‘s have a look at the travel situation now. there‘s a limited service on the tubes once again this morning. the circle line is closed between aldgate and gloucester road via victoria. and on the district line, no service between gloucester road and acton town. severe delays on the piccadilly line because of signal failure. the fog is causing problems this morning.
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there‘s no woolwich ferry, and no thames clippers between woolwich to greenwich. meanwhile, expect delays and cancellations to flights. a little bit of good news. paddington station has reopened today after 6 days of major engineering work. let‘s have a check on the weather now with georgina burnett. good morning. if you are travelling anywhere today you may wish to leave a little earlier as visibility is likely to be an issue. there is a yellow warning in place for the fog until ten o‘clock this morning. there is also freezing fog patches out there and icy conditions. take care on untreated surfaces. although the warning ends at ten o‘clock, for many of us it is likely we will not see the back of the fog for much of the day. it is then replaced by cloud anyway so varying shades of grey. temperatures reaching about five or six celsius. feeling chilly as well. that cloud continues through the night tonight as well. the temperatures get down to around
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two or three celsius and as we head into new year‘s eve, on the day itself we are looking at a cloudy picture. a little bit more of a breeze, but not enough to move it along any time soon. feeling much milder with temperatures reaching nine at 10 celsius. if you are out and about, i‘m afraid that we have rain coming down. a cloudy night but at least feeling fairly mild. not the best conditions for watching fireworks, i am afraid. that rain gradually clears through the day on new year‘s day and leaves behind cold conditions. bye for now. hello, this is breakfast, with steph mcgovern and charlie stayt. russia has promised to respond to the expulsion of 35 of its diplomats from washington, amid a bitter dispute over alleged interference by the kremlin in the american presidential election.
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0bama believes russia used cyber hacking to try and discredit hilary clinton a claim denied by president putin. moscow says retaliatory measures would be considered. 17 people have been taken to hospital after a coach overturned on the m40 this morning while driving through heavy fog. the male driver and 16 passengers suffered broken bones, cuts and bruises when the oxford bus company coach crashed off a slip road at quarter to three this morning. the south central ambulance service said "thick fog" had made access to the scene more difficult. the aa is urging extreme caution for those heading out on the roads in these freezing conditions. learner drivers are to be allowed on motorways for the first time under new government plans to improve road safety. the department of transport is launching a seven week consultation on the proposed changes from today. it says the idea is designed to improve awareness and experience for new road users.
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a nationwide ceasefire has come into force in syria between the government and rebel factions. fighting is said to have stopped in much of the country but there have been reports of some clashes. a number of organisations are not covered by the truce, including the islamic state group. jeremy corbyn has used his new year‘s message to warn against a brexit deal that he says only protects bankers in the city of london. mr corbyn said 2016 would be defined by the decision to leave the european union — and warned that labour would not allow the government to negotiate a deal his party did not agree with. newly released government files reveal that guards at faslane naval base were ordered to shoot suspected intruders, after three people broke into a nuclear submarine. the prime minister at the time, margaret thatcher, who was told of the order, said she was "horrified" the intrusion had succeeded. counting down to 2017 will take
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longer than usual this new year‘s eve as clock experts compensate for a slowdown in the earth‘s rotation. it will last an extra second. when it gets to midnight, there will be an extra second. the national physics laboratory has brought in what it calls a leap second to insure that time based on the earth‘s rotation does not fall behind time from atomic clocks. have you got your head around that, charlie? my sense is that it is in the countdown before midnight rather than after. at midnight it goes an extra second. i think it is the other way around. that is why it says the countdown is longer. we have not got the second is to waste on this! let‘s go to the sport. i know what an atomic clock
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is. apparently it tells the time using the frequency of an atom whereas other clocks, they tell the time... based on the earth's gravitational pull. they use quartz. quartz is different to an atom. thank you, doctor. shall we move to the sport which is something i know about. swansea have ruled ryan giggs out of the running as a successor to bob bradley. giggs had been the early favourite, alongside wales manager chris coleman, who has indicated he‘ll remain with the national team. bayern munich assistant paul clement and ex—birmingham boss gary rowett are now the front runners to take over after bradley was sacked on tuesday. whoever comes in has to be the right man. i suppose ideally he would be british, knowing the premier league. you know, they have to be satisfied he fills the criteria for getting us out of the trouble we find ourselves in. aston villa are still unbeaten at home in the championship, after they denied leeds united the chance to go third. leeds have been on good form — and they went ahead in the second half thanks to pontus jansson.
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but four minutes from time, they conceded a penalty — jonathan kodja put it away to level for villa. world player of the year cristiano ronaldo has turned down an offer of £85 million a year to leave real madrid for an unnamed chinese club, according to his agent. the news came on the day that argentina striker carlos tevez joined shanghai shenhua, becoming one of the highest paid sportsmen in the world. the chinese super league club will pay him £615,000 a week. a crazy amount of money! andy murray‘s season starts today — he‘ll face david goffin in the semi—finals of the world tennis championship in abu dhabi. murray got a bye into the last four but goffin had to come pastjo—wilfried tsonga, in a tight match. and rafael nadal made a good start to his latest comeback from injury, dropping only four games as he beat tomas berdych. a wrist injury had troubled nadal throughout 2016, but there were no signs of rustiness.
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he faces milos raonic in the semi—finals. and finally serena williams has used the social media platform reddit to announce that she is engaged to its co—founder, alexis 0hanian. she put it in the form of a poem — here are a few lines: someone had a bag packed for me destination: rome back to where our stars first collided at the same table we first met by chance down on one knee he said 4 words and i said yes. there she is arriving in new zealand where she is playing a tournament in a warm up to the australian open. that is a rare public declaration on what is going on in her private life. she is a very private person so you do not normally see much about what is going on behind—the—scenes of her life. that is a very sophisticated way to do it, a poem. earlier this week we heard about two wild animals that could be heading towards extinction.
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giraffes have suffered a grave decline in their population — 40% in the last 30 years. cheetahs are faring even worse. but new figures have shown there has been some good news when it comes to conservation — let‘s take a look. we‘rejoined now by niki rust, from the world wildlife fund uk. good morning. so, the good news is therefore panders, pangolins and
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tigers. but it is a real mix. why have they fared well? there has been a dramatic get—together by welfare organisations and governments who are organisations and governments who a re really organisations and governments who are really championing these species. when it comes to tigers, they live in lots of different countries and there has been some fantastic work in india, particularly by the indian government and the local people to try and conserve these beautiful species. we're looking at some of the images. is part of it because people see the image and they love looking at the tiger and it engages people more than with some other species? is part of the equation link to that? it definitely is. these charismatic species like the giant panda and the tiger, they are faring far better than perhaps the pangolin. most people don‘t know what one is. tell us more about the
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pangolin. it is a scaly anteater. there are about eight species in the world. they are poached for their meat which is a delicacy in south—east asia and also their scales. they are used in traditional chinese medicine. but they don‘t work at all. they are the same material as your fingernails but they are used for things like treating cancer and other ailments, but they don‘t work. treating cancer and other ailments, but they don't work. with something like the pangolins, there have obviously been new laws to protect them but there are a lot of them being seized which are being poached? another success story of 2016 years there was a big conference taking place in johannesburg a couple of months ago, to look at the trade in wildlife species, and the pangolin has been up species, and the pangolin has been up listed to appendix one which now means it is illegal to trade internationally with any pangolin species which is fantastic, however,
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just these laws alone do not solve the illegal problem of poaching so a couple of days ago, unfortunately, in china, there was the biggest seizure of pangolins possibly ever in history, about three tonnes were seized which could have been many tonnes of pangolins. we were talking about animals like elephants, is there a concern that when you put out the good news story, that there are successes, that the danger is less, that people go away thinking, job done? that box is ticked and stop thinking about it and talking about it so much? in a way that what motivates people more are these positive stories. if all we hear is doom and gloom, it is quite possible for people to hear there is nothing ican do, for people to hear there is nothing i can do, it is a lost cause. but thatis i can do, it is a lost cause. but that is not the case. what we are showing with the giant panda and tigers is with resources and money
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and collaboration, we definitely can solve this extinction crisis. thank you very much, niki from the world wildlife fund. now it is time to get the weather with matt. he is still on his feet i see. he is in his weatherman‘s romper. on his feet i see. he is in his weatherman's romper. it is lovely and keeping the warm which you do need. we are at the tower of london. we have had some fun as gate in around but there is some serious business here at the tower of london. tojoin me isjim duncan, one of the morning. thank you for joining us —— he is one of the beefeaters, good morning. we are inside the moat which was built during the reign of edward the first
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but it was a large cesspit. all the sewerage from shoreditch and the re st of sewerage from shoreditch and the rest of london poured in here. during the reign of queen victoria the duke of wellington made a representation that the moat be drained and filled in. it is all filled in with shingle and oyster shells. it would have been 15 feet deep. then it became a parade ground for soldiers. during the second world war it was one big allotment. they used to grow or their own vegetables. it is quite interesting that we have an ice ring here today because the river thames used to freeze over. here we are at the tower of london which is where i live. how do you become a beefeater? you have to be from the army, navy, air force 0rwell marines. each one of us will have done at least 22 years military service and achieved the rank of warrant officer. then you can apply to become a yeoman
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water and our iconic nickname is the beefeaters. we live inside the tower of london. —— a yeoman water. the tower of london being what it is, is based on historic events which happen here every day and we keep them going. on christmas day, what a fantastic venue to live. it is a fantastic venue to live. it is a fantastic place to eat your christmas dinner but we have to keep the traditions going. thank you for being here. it is an amazing sight and lovely to speak tojim being here. it is an amazing sight and lovely to speak to jim about being here. it is an amazing sight and lovely to speak tojim about a bit of history. it has been fun this morning. you will probably notice that behind me it is misty. that has been some fog here. that is the case across southern and eastern england. there are some dense fog across the midlands and east anglia. temperatures below freezing. you
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will notice across northern scotland there will be some rain on the heavy side. there will be some brighter spots to pick out. we could see temperatures up pick out. we could see temperatures up to 1415 around the moray firth but where the fog lingers around east anglia and the south—east it will stay in single figures. a little bit of frost around but elsewhere and mild night to come overnight. there is rain across northern scotland all the way into the start of new year‘s eve. it is a mild enough end to the year. a lot of cloud around for new year‘s eve around all the country. there will be some brighter spots and across eastern wales. for scotland and northern ireland, range heads its way southwards. rain will head to
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northern ireland and southern scotla nd northern ireland and southern scotland by the end of the afternoon and the start of the evening. temperatures in lerwick and shetland are set to get colder. as we finished 2016, if you are out celebrating as we hit midnight, this is what we can expect. cold conditions across all of scotland. there will be some wintry showers across the north and east. northern england looking wintry and wet with heavy bursts of rain to take us to midnight. across the midlands, east anglia and the south of england, many will be dry. fairly cloudy with a bit ofa many will be dry. fairly cloudy with a bit of a breeze. temperatures around eight or 9 degrees at midnight. the rest of wales is looking rather wet and windy. northern ireland will have lost the rain early evening, colder weather and just a couple of showers. it will be cold on new year‘s day for many. patchy rain and
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drizzle. elsewhere, sunny conditions and a couple of wintry showers, but the temperatures on the drop once again. thankfully i‘ve managed to stay on my feet here at the tower of london. studio: can we have your final skate off? lovely, you we go, goodbye. blair can he do the one legged thing, do you reckon? you arejust waiting can he do the one legged thing, do you reckon? you are just waiting for me to fall. no... for fans of the world‘s only consulting detective the wait is nearly over. the new series of sherlock begins on new year‘s day. details and plot lines have been kept a closely guarded secret, but the show‘s writers have described this fourth series as the darkest yet. breakfast‘s tim muffett has been to meet the star of the show
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benedict cumberbatch to see if he can squeeze out any more information. lovely to see you. nice to see you too. i am sure there are many things you can not tell us about this new series. almost everything. what can you tell us? i am in a new series, series four of sherlock. it is exciting and it has been fantastically challenging and new and that is the thing that keeps us coming back for more. your demons have been waiting for a very long time. when you see a sherlock script for the first time, what happens? firstly you are amazed at the imagination and the work that has gone into this. and then you start picking out the details that relate to the original stories and then just beautiful character arcs. a screaming demanding baby, waking up at all hours. to obey his every whim.
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it must be very different. sorry, what? all you do is clean up their mess, pat them on the head. are you two joking? so much has changed since you began this. social media was around but not as big as it is now. today we have been seen the scene outside and there are crowds who were tweeting about it. how does that affect production? what we use as baker street is peculiar because there is excitement and expectation and if you raise an eyebrow you get a cheer. you also have to complete a day‘s filming and they are respectful about that. they don‘t want to be an obstacle to what they eventually enjoy so much. they don‘t want to be an obstacle to what they eventually enjoy so much. does it put you off your character at all? no, no. it could be a lot harder. you have to go pretty far
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to upset that character. they are incredibly loyal. what is the very worst thing you can do to your very best friends? tell them your darkest secrets. i don‘t think some people realise how big globally sherlock is including us. it is everywhere i go. i am shocked. we were in nepal, i thought i would find a few people who had seen it. it was crazy. the second or third day when they realised that it wasn‘t christian bale or someone else behind the mask, there werejust hundreds of people sort of chanting "sherlock!" i‘m always astonished. what is the most unusual place you have been spotted as sherlock? that would have to be one of them. visiting a tibetan buddhist. it was bizarre. very important figure. we were the ones who were the privileged audience and he was acting as if he was privileged. it was very weird. she is better at this than you are.
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i texted her. she is a retired superagent with terrifying skills. of course she's better. it‘s phenomenal. this programme seems to go everywhere and i am thrilled about that. the stories, they had a massive worldwide audience, the original books. i guess it is an extension of that but within modern media. so... yeah. sherlock returns to our screens on new years day at 830 in the evening on bbc one. we are going to talk about another new drama. billed as the new downton abbey, itv‘s new period drama the halcyon hits our screens in just a few days. set in a grand, london hotel during the second world war, it offers us a glimpse into the colourful lives of both those who serve and those who stay there. steven mackintosh plays the man who has more insight than most — hotel manager, mr garland. we‘ll speak to him in a moment, but first let‘s see him in action. good morning, lord hamilton. thank
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you, sir. terrible weather. the royal suite is prepared. thank you. you remember miss lambert? this way, please. lady hamilton. i am sorry. i‘m afraid his lordship has a nasty headache. he made me promise he would not be disturbed. might i suggest you take some tea in the atrium while you wait. lady
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hamilton... he really was most insistent. i want to know what is going on in that room. tea in the atrium sounds very loaded. laughter make of that what you will! we see the sandbags outside but the grand hotel. that is the premise. it is a grand 5—star hotel in central london, at the beginning of the war, opulent grand palace of the place. the hotel is owned by lord and lady hamilton. i‘m the manager. richard garland. i‘ve raised my daughter on my own for the last ten years and she is working in the hotel, as well. you have the relationships within the hotel, the conflicts and
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passions, and the world conflict at the time, this monumental period in history. it is about that contrast, inevitably the war will affect everybody within the halcyon, but in the meantime it is about business as usual. the bombs might be dropping but we will drink champagne and strike up the band and let‘s party like it‘s not happening. strike up the band and let‘s party like it's not happening. did you actually do some work with a hotel manager to see what it would be like? yes, i watched a manager at work ina like? yes, i watched a manager at work in a swanky london hotel and it was fascinating. that level of service is something else. it‘s a different thing. it‘s all about details and remembering the detail and discretion, that is the brilliant thing about this job. it is about discretion and my character
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is about discretion and my character is great at that, he is the person who says, your secret is safe with me. he logs every secret. we don't know the characters, and trying to guess who are the good guys and who are the bad guys and the scheming ones. who is who? we have alex jennings and olivia williams, lord and lady hamilton. they own the hotel. emma is my daughter. kara torrington is the singer in the band. freddie is 0livia torrington is the singer in the band. freddie is olivia and alex‘s son. matt ryan is an american journalist. this is the cast. a lot of brilliant characters. a lot of people to cover, but the first episode does it so brilliantly. it
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is hard to introduce everyone to a new set of characters, but it is done... you get teasers of the key will asian ships, but not at the expense of the drama. —— of the key relationships. it moves at pace and that gives it a distinctive feel. you have been in many different dramas, how does this compare? you have been in many different dramas, how does this compare7m was a breath of fresh air, actually, because i haven‘t done anything period for a long time, but i have been involved in contemporary things. this came along at the perfect time and i relished every minute. i really enjoyed it. the production values are so brilliant, it looks fantastic. everyone was working at a high level, it was a jov- the halcyon begins on monday evening at 9pm on itv. now time to go for t in the atrium. laughter
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indeed. you said that in such a weird way. thank you very much. time now for a last, brief look at the headlines where you are this morning. good morning from bbc london news, i‘m charley figgis. detectives are questioning two 19—year—olds on suspicion of murdering a man who was stabbed to death just off trafalgar square. the man, who‘s believed to have been in his 30s, was attacked on tuesday morning. thousands of pests including cockroaches and rats have been found in nhs hospitals in london in the past five years. data obtained by the press association shows that spending on pest control at guy‘s and st thomas‘s has more than doubled since 2011. the hospital said it ‘takes all pest control matters very seriously‘. let‘s have a look at the travel situation now. the circle line is closed
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between aldgate and gloucester road via victoria. and on the district line, no service between gloucester road and acton town. severe delays on the piccadilly line because of signal failure. there is no service at the moment between king‘s cross and arnos grove. 0n the victoria line, slight delays. a little bit of good news. paddington station has reopened today after 6 days of major engineering work. the fog is causing problems this morning. there‘s no woolwich ferry, and no thames clippers between woolwich to greenwich. meanwhile, expect delays and cancellations to flights. the a501 marlybone road is still down to one lane in both directions at baker street. this is the weather. a cold start to the day, with dense fog, which will be slow to clear. there will be a height of six temperatures. —— there will be a height of 6 degrees. that‘s it from us on breakfast this morning.
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we‘ll both be back tomorrow. we‘ll revisit some of the powerful stories you‘ve shared with us here on breakfast in 2016. until then, goodbye! this is bbc news. i‘m gavin esler. the headlines at 09.00. moscow promises retaliation — after president 0bama expels 35 russian diplomats in the us election hacking row. as russian officials are given 72 hours to leave washington, sanctions are ordered against moscow‘s intelligence agencies and named individuals. the syria ceasefire between the government and rebel groups appears largely to be holding. a coach overturns on the m40 in 0xfordshire injuring 17 — as drivers are warned to take care in fog and freezing conditions. a warning that national parks are under threat — as figures suggest government funding has been cut over the past five years. also: learner drivers could be allowed on motorways.
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it‘s part of proposals to give learners a voluntary target for a minimum number of lessons before taking their test. and a special report on how cumbria and lancashire coped with

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