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hello, this is breakfast, with charlie stayt and steph mcgovern. more than 100 stars of the olympics and paralympics are recognised in the new year's honours list. andy murray and mo farah are given knighthoods. jessica ennis—hill becomes a dame. nearly 1,200 people are on this year's list, from entertainers to community workers. we'll be hearing from some of them on this morning's programme. good morning, it's saturday 31st december. warnings of travel disruption on the roads and at airports as freezing fog continues to affect parts of the country. security plans for new year's eve celebrations are modified in response to this year's terror attacks in berlin and nice. in sport away from the new year's honours, hull city were denied their first league win for almost two months by everton, they drew 2—2, but the point was enough to lift
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them off the bottom of the premier league. and matt has more on those tricky weather conditions. still somersault around this morning, particularly around southern areas but not as bad as yesterday. —— still summer fog. southern areas but not as bad as yesterday. —— still summerfog. i will have the details later. good morning. first, our main story. more than 100 olympic and paralympic stars have been recognised in the new year honours list, with knighthoods for andy murray and mo farah. jessica ennis—hill and the rower, katherine grainger, have received damehoods, while the gold medal—winning paralympian, lee pearson, has also been knighted. 0ur correspondent andy swiss has the details. paire at the end of a glittering yearfor british sport, for five of its greatest stars, the greatest of honours. first, a knighthood for the man who spent 2016 scaling dizzying new heights.
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commentator: wimbledon champion again, a supreme performance. after winning a second wimbledon, a second olympics and the world number one spot, it's now sir andy murray, a fitting finish to a remarkable season. there's also a new title for mo fa rah‘s collection. gold for great britain again! the double double. he described his knighthood as a dream come true. having come to britain as an eight—year—old from somalia, he added, he could never have imagined it. another athletics star, meanwhile, becomes a dame. london 2012 heptathlon champion, jessica ennis—hill, who retired this year. there's also a damehood for rower katherine grainger. after five medals at five consecutive 0lympics, the perfect ending to her career. it's not something i ever thought i would get but what a great time to get it. it's the end of a 20—year career for me in competing for my country, and it's a lovely way to bring the curtain down. and there's a knighthood for one
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of britain's top paralympians. dressage rider lee pearson won his 11th gold medal in rio among the other honours, two sporting couples. cbes for cyclists jason and laura kenney, while hockey gold—medallists kate and helen richardson—walsh become an 0be and mbe respectively. and after their impressive run at euro 2016, wales football manager chris coleman becomes an 0be, and his northern ireland counterpart michael 0'neill, an mbe. just a few of more than 100 sporting figures honoured for a memorable 12 months. andy swiss, bbc news. stars of the stage and screen, including ken dodd and patricia routledge, have also been included in the new year's honours list. they're among more than 1,000 people to have been recognised, as our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba reports. # happiness...# he's been one of britain's favourite
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entertainers for more than half a century, now ken dodd has received a knighthood. the best day ever, you can't get better than this. i've played lots of big theatres, i've worked abroad, but this is it. this is the day. yes, i'm very, very proud. bucket residence! the lady of the house speaking. patricia routledge has been made a dame. # yeah, you really got me going # you got me so i don't know what i'm doing...# kinks frontman, ray davies, said he felt "humility and joy" to become sir ray. lady anne. a knighthood too for award—winning actor, mark rylance. bond actress naomi harris was made mbe. figures from fashion and design have also been recognised. american vogue editor, anna wintour, said she was touched to be made a dame.
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designer victoria beckham becomes an 0be. jamesjones has now been knighted. 0bviously great pride, but mixed with sadness because of that enduring sadness of the families who have continued to feel the loss of their loved ones. he is one of hundreds being recognised for their contribution across the uk. this morning on breakfast we'll be hearing from people who've been there's a warning that heavy fog could cause further travel disruption today. yesterday the uk's biggest airports, heathrow and gatwick cancelled a total of more than 150 flights. the met office says driving conditions will be difficult in many areas of central, eastern and south—east england. 0ur reporter simonjones is at heathrow airport this morning. bring us up to date this morning.
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i've just checked the departure board here and it makes for pretty grim reading. we have a number of flights already delayed and some have been cancelled. it is thought that yesterday around 30,000 passengers flying to and from the uk had theirflights passengers flying to and from the uk had their flights cancelled and spare a thought for the passengers trying to head to frankfurt from here. they were due to leave at 530 yesterday afternoon on board a luftha nsa flight yesterday afternoon on board a lufthansa flight and that is yet to depart. they have had a delay of 16 hours. this is due to a yellow warning forfog. hours. this is due to a yellow warning for fog. that means people should be prepared. although the fog has lifted somewhat from its worst position yesterday afternoon, still, we are told on the roads there could be treacherous conditions with dense fog and visibility under 100 metres. it is not just fog and visibility under 100 metres. it is notjust the fog and visibility under 100 metres. it is not just the fog fog and visibility under 100 metres. it is notjust the fog that is causing trouble here in southern england and central england, in
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north—west scotland, also a yellow warning for rain and strong winds ahead of the hop and a celebration this evening. —— new year's eve celebrations. around 3,000 police officers will be on duty across central london tonight as crowds gather to celebrate the new year. scotland yard says extra resources have been brought in to keep people safe following the terror attacks in berlin and nice earlier this year. greater manchester police and other forces say they've also stepped up crowd protection measures. we spent a long time planning this operation. westminster city council and the mayor ‘s office. making sure people have good time. there will be a surge regime in place. something like 3000 police officers in duty in central london alone and stewards as
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well. donald trump has praised russia's president putin for his decision not to engage in a row about the expulsion of diplomats. in a tweet, the us president—elect said he always knew the russian leader was "very smart". president 0bama has ordered 35 russian diplomats to leave the country after accusing moscow of interfering in november's presidential election. the man credited with discovering the beatles has died at the age of 86. allan williams was the owner of a liverpool music club and arranged the band's first performances in the early 60s, but he parted company with the group before they shot to worldwide stardom. his memoir was called "the man who gave the beatles away". 40% of councils in england have no procedures in place to prosecute people who misuse disabled parking permits. new analysis of official figures found blue badges could be used fraudulently without fear of being fined in 61 local authorities. the finding has been described as "staggering"
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by a disability charity. leanne brown reports. from midnight tonight, anyone who owns an air gun in scotland will need a licence. the legislation was introduced after a toddler was killed by an airgun pellet in glasgow in 2005. thousands of the weapons have been surrendered in advance of the deadline, though critics say the change won't reduce gun crime, as craig anderson reports. these are the guns that by january one will be illegal unless it their owners have a licence. already 11,000 people have applied for a certificate and anyone with a gun licence already can add air weapons to that. thousands of air gun owners have missed the deadline of the 31st of october to apply for a permit. anyone who applied residue to get before october 31 is ok because they applied early. —— for a certificate. those who applied for the next couple of weeks we'll have to wait some time before it is processed.
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they will have to make arrangements for the storage of their guns will stop this place is providing a safe house whose owners want to keep them but won't be licensed by sunday morning. many of those think the clampdown is using a sledgehammer to crack and out. shooting people at a high rates flight is illegal. —— flat. this is tokenism which will achieve nothing. the people who will miss use a rifle is not the type of people who are going to go to the trouble of licensing their weapons anyway. but hackers of the new laws they eat weapons are involved in half of all gun crime in scotland —— air weapons. tightening the legislation is justified. thousands ofairguns legislation is justified. thousands of airguns have already been handed into police to be destroyed. craig anderson, news, inverness. thousands of star wars devotees
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turned out in new orleans yesterday to pay tribute to the actress carrie fisher. fans dressed as a variety of characters from the film series — from her iconic character princess leia, to wookiees and stormtroopers. a group called the "intergalactic krewe of chewbacchus" organised the parade in honour of the woman they consider royalty. let's have a look at this morning's papers. a lot of them are with pictures of those being announced on the honours list. this is one on the foreign aid budget. that is the daily mail's take. also a play on the word. you can see what they have done. we will
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hear more about some of the sporting nominations and also many of those who have an awarded for service to the community, we are speaking to them later. andy murray is on the front of the daily telegraph was not now, sir andy murray, front of the daily telegraph was not now, sirandy murray, of front of the daily telegraph was not now, sir andy murray, of course. also a story of people drinking and the pressure of —— that people who drink put on the nhs. also on the front page of the daily mirror, they are also highlighting the award for sir ken dodd. finally being awarded an knighthood. he is now 89 years old. look at the quote. "i'm very, very happy. i'm full of
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plumptishousness. . . he very happy. i'm full of plumptishousness. he is very happy. i'm full of plumptishousness...". he is very tickled. you are watching breakfast from bbc news. the main stories this morning: andy murray and mo farah have been recognised with knighthoods, while jessica ennis—hill and katherine grainger become dames in the new year's honours list. thousands of travellers face disruption this morning as freezing fog in parts of england leads to flights being cancelled, and poor conditions on the roads. it is time to find out how the weather is looking for the next couple of days. that is a pretty funky picture. just a little bit. we have some fog around. happy hogmanay. the fog is not as dense or as widespread as yesterday. if you are on the move across central and southern england in south—east wales, it could be impacting travel. not as bad as yesterday. it makes for a great start across southern
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areas. chilly as well. not as much frost. temperatures above freezing for the most. a few breaks in a cloud across north—east england. rain or drizzle more likely to be across the fells of cumbria. a dry start from northern ireland and much of southern scotland. brightness for eastern scotland. a miserable start for the west. it has been raining relentlessly for the last 2a hours. 0ver100 millimetres of rain in the highlands. there will be flooding issues. the rain pushes southwards later and across the rest of scotla nd later and across the rest of scotland to the afternoon. eventually into northern ireland. away from that, dry. the best of the brighter breaks will be to the east of high ground. temperatures around 7- 12 of high ground. temperatures around 7— 12 degrees. if you are out this evening, be prepared for rain early in scotland and northern ireland, but by midnight, clearer skies and cold conditions. winter conditions for northern parts of northern ireland. if you are celebrating
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across england and wales, rain pushing into north—west england by the time to get to midnight and to the time to get to midnight and to the north and west of files. patchy rain and drizzle across western areas. the rest of you will see the new year under dry conditions. a mild start to 2017 across the south. chilly conditions across midnight in scotla nd chilly conditions across midnight in scotland and northern ireland. they will push southwards. a slow process through new year's day, but it will eventually reach all of us. beware that will struggle to shift away. it is through a good part of south and central england through the day. whole debate brighter conditions for scotla nd whole debate brighter conditions for scotland and northern ireland with winter showers, and the colder weather takes us into monday and tuesday. a few winter flurries here and there, but most will be clear and there, but most will be clear and dry by day and cold and frosty by night. that is how it is looking. another update in an hour. thank you.
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security's being stepped up ahead of tonight's new year's eve celebrations in london, following the terror attacks in berlin and nice. the police federation says that while there's no specific intelligence about an attack in the capital, more officers will be on duty than in previous years, and more roads will be closed. greater manchester police and other forces say they're also putting on extra crowd protection measures. peter bleksley is a former scotland yard detective and joins us now. a lot of this is about reassurance. yes, but it is also very necessary. as with so —— as we saw in building in ace, those opportunistic attacks by difficult for intelligent sensors to detect —— berlin and knees. they need to be in a position to thwart any attack should happen. we'll be public notice any difference?” think people will be somewhat
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alarmed, and as we saw in northumbria a couple of weeks ago, a couple of heavily police officers we re couple of heavily police officers were at a christmas market, and were smiling and having photographs taken by children. there was an uproar. i would say to the public, i'm afraid this is the state of affairs need to reverse entry. you will have to get used to c and heavily armed police at sporting events and all of that. there will become —— they will be compound of everyday life. it is sad and very necessary. we have to understand and appreciate there are those who would like to wipe us from the face of the earth. we need to do as much as we possibly can collectively to try to thwart these people. the way these changes have been described is that the plans
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have been modified. how often are plans being modified? it is only right that the police review their tactics after each and every atrocity, especially with billing and knees, but people may see tonight is more roadblocks. they will be out accordance as well as in accordions —— berlin and nice. more traffic will be stopped and roadblocks put in place to stop trucks and lorries and flagged down the drivers in question them and see what they are doing before waving them on their way if they are of course just them on their way if they are of coursejust going them on their way if they are of course just going about their business. we talked mainly about because parts about what is going on, buta because parts about what is going on, but a scattering of the work, we don't know about that —— obviously a lot of the work. as we enjoy the revelry of new year's if tonight, i can guarantee you somewhere around the country, there will be people from the intelligence services or the police digging into observation points in very cold, wet and
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uncomfortable situations doing their job 24/7, 365 uncomfortable situations doing their job 21w, 365 days of the year, often quite heroically to try to keep us also. peter, thank you for your time this morning. have a happy new year. the singer and actor paul robeson was a key figure in the american civil rights movement. but what's less well known is his solidarity with welsh mining communities. one of his lesser known films, the proud valley, has now been remastered by the british film institute, and is to be taken on tour as part of their season celebrating black actors. teleri glynjones reports. # back to work # back to work # all through the night #. the story of a black man who enchanted a south wales mining community. paul robeson's film the proud valley was a box office flop,
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but now it is being remastered and taken on tour. this is a former minerand taken on tour. this is a former miner and trade union leader. for him, paul robeson is a leader. we rememberseeing him him, paul robeson is a leader. we remember seeing him there, he has something. not only a voice but a way of speaking about half of his people, and that stayed with me for many years. mining has now largely disappeared from the valleys of south wales, but that connection between the people of these communities and the son of a slave who became a lawyer, a civil rights activist and one of the most famous actors of his generation endures. # let it be known as two be proud valley was made in 1940, but paul robeson's connection to wales dates back to the 1920s when he met a group of miners who walked from south wales to london to draw attention to the hardship they enjoyed. the first time, he saw the miners‘ struggle was similar to his
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own for rights. my warmest greetings to the people of my beloved wales. in1957, to the people of my beloved wales. in 1957, paul robeson was banned from travelling. he addressed a group of miners from a secret studio. thousands gathered to hear him sing at the miners‘ area. studio. thousands gathered to hear him sing at the miners' aream studio. thousands gathered to hear him sing at the miners' area. it was quite stunning, quite electric that we heard his voice coming from the studio in new york. paul robeson was one of the few people who actually stood up to racism and the lynchings in the deep south and campaigned for peace and campaigned for colonial freedom. he had that same internationalist view that the southern wales miners had, a shared common humanity. it is that history that the british film institute is celebrating as part of its black start season. paul robeson was especially proud of this film
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because it gave him an opportunity to express his socialist beliefs, and he could represent the wales working class. in many of his films he felt he could not do this through, because he was oppressed by the hollywood system. an exhibition of his work will run at the bfi southbank in london until the end of january, but perhaps it is in south wales he will be most fondly remembered. we will take a moment now to look back at what has been an extraordinary year, 2016. it has been quite incredible. a lot of people feel like they need a lie down ina people feel like they need a lie down in a dark room after it. from the deaths of some of the world‘s best—known celebrities, to dramatic political moments, extraordinary scientific feats and epic sporting achievements, to name but a few. it‘s also been a year of big change here on breakfast. so as 2017 approaches, we‘d like to share with you some of the moments that made us laugh and cry over the last 12 months.
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2016 was a year of change on bbc brea kfast. 2016 was a year of change on bbc breakfast. the year we say goodbye toa breakfast. the year we say goodbye to a old friend, bill. straight down the middle. i was taking a great interest in your isobars. are they tightly packed? they are. i meant nothing by that. i'm so glad they did not do the job is one. goodbye. after 15 years on bbc breakfast, bill turnbull finally gave up the four am alarm calls. now the day has come for you to sort that sofa for a bed in the long—awaited my ins. come for you to sort that sofa for a bed in the long-awaited my ins. we said goodbye to tell. do you see the love and affection he has? beautiful. all change, all over. so much of it so surprising. there will
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bea much of it so surprising. there will be a new president and it could be donald trump. i believe that won't reveal itself. it really has been a year of surprises, and who could have predicted this? describe yourself in one word. awesome. awesome. awesome. bbc breakfast thrilled in a glittering gold rush ofa thrilled in a glittering gold rush of a summer. 52 models. do you shove the bronze in the top job? of a summer. 52 models. do you shove the bronze in the topjob? where will you put all of the gold? just a few have popped over to see sally. she has some new friends. fresh from rio, there was one place our medallists chose to come. go for it. is that max whitlock on the pole vault outside my office? it is really him! i can touch him, he is
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real. describe yourself in one word. determined! kadeena cox and gordon reid. i can't leave you out. from 0lympic champions... to read so the champions. naga shone on strictly. louise was nearly the masterchef. the trophy you didn‘t quite win. so close. and as for ore... but the real star of bbc breakfast has a lwa ys real star of bbc breakfast has always been you, and in 2016, so many of you have inspired us. running for me has been something that i have used to help combat mental illness that i suffered throughout my 20s. four years ago, i could not even run for a bus. we
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have done it. we are so proud of what we have done. what are you right now? cattanach. -- cancer free. again? cancer free. how does it feel? as stories are due to get that check, make that change.” would say to the boys and girls, to never give out. 2016 was not all bad. and we have helped deliver some of the best bits. there she was, just presenting harper lee. and then she decided to have an event later on. “— she decided to have an event later on. —— papley. she decided to have an event later on. -- papley. we have also delivered some of the west. we will be joined by scottish first minister nicola sturgeon, talking about plans for a second referendum on independence. we have clearly run the wrong pictures over that particular sequence. we have not a lwa ys particular sequence. we have not always got it right. i will get it
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wrong now. yes, but no, but. and you have been happy to tell us where we got wrong. i'm so sorry. lots of people have been commenting on this lovely dress. some people said it was rhubarb custard. some people have suggested you are wearing the lothian away kit today.” have suggested you are wearing the lothian away kit today. i have been getting grief today about this nice bit of whistle. but most of you choose to watch us over your cereal than any other breakfast you. —— show. and for that, the bbc brea kfast show. and for that, the bbc breakfast family would like to say thank you. thank you! i say happy new year. laughter just watching jessica ennis—hill during the hulahooping, now she is dying jessica ennis—hill. how many
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have done hulahooping live on television? —— dame. we will have more on the honours late on. and we will have the headlines next. stay with us. hello, this is breakfast with charlie stayt and steph mcgovern. coming up injust a few minutes, kat will have your sports round up. but first at 6:30, a summary of this morning‘s main news. more than 100 of britain‘s 0lympic and paralympic stars have been recognised in the new year honours list, with knighthoods for andy murray and mo farah.
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the tennis world number one has capped off a year which saw him win wimbledon, and olympic gold, for a second time. katherine grainger, britain‘s most decorated female 0lympian, has become a dame, as has heptathlete jessica ennis—hill. there‘s also a knighthood for the gold medal—winning paralympian, lee pearson. the honours also include many famous names from the world of entertainment. patricia routledge, who played hyacinth bucket in "keeping up appearances", is made a dame. and ken dodd, the veteran comedian famous for his tickle stick, becomes a ‘sir‘. there are also knighthoods for ray davies from the kinks, and the actor mark rylance. there‘s a warning that heavy fog could cause further travel disruption today. yesterday the uk‘s biggest airports, heathrow and gatwick cancelled more than 150 flights. the met office has issued a yellow weather warning
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across the south and south—east, as a blanket of fog is set to make driving conditions "difficult" and lead to yet more delays at airports. around 3,000 police officers will be on duty across central london tonight as crowds gather to celebrate the new year. scotland yard says extra resources have been brought in to keep people safe following the terror attacks in berlin and nice earlier this year. greater manchester police and other forces say they‘ve also stepped up crowd protection measures. 40% of councils in england have no procedures in place to prosecute people who misuse disabled parking permits. new analysis of official figures found blue badges could be used fraudulently without fear of being fined in 61 local authorities. the finding has been described as "staggering" by a disability charity. those are the main stories this morning. we have been talking about the

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