nah, i can't miss all of that! music: "0 come all ye faithful". hello. this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson. at least 39 people are believed to have died in an attack on a packed nightclub in the turkish city of istanbul. almost 70 others are injured. the city's governor has described it as a terror attack. police are still looking for the gunman. good morning. it's sunday, the 1st of january. also ahead: the prime minister theresa may calls for 2017 to be a year of unity, after the vote to leave the eu,
saying she'll work to get a brexit deal for everyone. bell tolls the new year is welcomed in at events around the uk amid heightened security measures and thousands of extra police. the city of hull becomes the uk's second city of culture. we're there live to see how organisers plan to transform it. in sport, premier league leaders chelsea beat stoke. the blues have now equalled arsenal's record of 13 consecutive wins in a single season. and matt has the weather. good morning. 2017 opens up cold and sunny for the northern half of the uk. cloudy, wet and increasingly cold further south. details coming up in 15 minutes. good morning. first, our main story: at least 39 people have been killed, and many more injured,
in an attack on a nightclub in the turkish city of istanbul. at least a dozen of the victims are known to be foreign nationals. the city's governor has said the gunman is still at large and has described him as a terrorist. sheref ishler reports. a new year celebration turns into a massacre in the largest city in turkey. this time targeting a popular nightclub around 1:15 local time. reina is located on the banks of the bosporus in istanbul. it was hosting hundreds of people for a new year celebration. at least one assailant, believed to have been dressed in a santa claus costume, randomly opened fire after shooting and killing the police officer at the door. media reports that some guests jumped into the cold waters of the bosporus to escape. the confusion of those inside still visible after. translation: i had my back turned.
my husband suddenly told me to get on the floor. a man ran inside. two or three people started firing. then there was this fog. i fainted at that moment, until special forces took us out. they shot randomly. there were bodies lying on the floor. 2016 has been a terrible year for turkey. the eu candidate country has seen over 15 attacks and an attempted coup. public gatherings for new year's eve were already restricted, with around 17,000 police on duty and a country already nervous. but, just as it entered 2017, turkey was reminded once again that tight security cannot always prevent such a determined attack. we will talk to our correspondent, live in istanbul, in a few moments. elsewhere, and there was tightened security across the uk and around the world as events took place to celebrate the start of 2017.
around 3,000 police officers were on patrol in london, as leanne brown reports. big ben tolls the sky was lit up as big ben struck midnight. tens of thousands of people lined the thames to watch the new year spectacular in london. but among the crowded streets was a huge police presence. we always seek to learn the lessons from horrific events around the world, be it in berlin, nice, or paris last year. you can't allow the bad guys to spoil our way of life. it wasn't just london was heightened security. with memories of the berlin lorry attack still fresh, security was also stepped up at celebrations across germany. new year's eve passed peacefully in australia. sydney was the first major city to start proceedings with a glittering display over their iconic harbour bridge.
in dubai, fireworks shot from the sides of the world's tallest skyscraper in a lavish display. and in scotland, party—goers welcomed 2017 with the world—famous hogmanay street party in edinburgh. fantastic! brilliant. first time here, absolutely enthralling. brilliant. absolutely brilliant. they know how to party up here. heavy protection once again in america, where up to 2 million people are thought to have joined the new year's eve ball in times square. but some regions of the world are still waiting for that much anticipated stroke of midnight. theresa may has called for 2017 to be a year of unity and opportunity following the eu referendum, which she says has
exposed the divisions in britain. in her new year message, the prime minister said she would work to secure a brexit deal for everyone, whether they'd voted to leave or remain. we are no longer the 52% who voted leave and the 48% who voted remain. but one great union of people and nations with a proud history and a bright future. let's talk to our political correspondent chris mason, up early to talk to us. it promises to be a busy year. how we chagrined to deliver this deal for everybody? happy new year. it will be a huge year for theresa may. the language she used was interesting in this message. describing it as a momentous decision to leave the european union and the referendum being something that was divisive in part. she even
quote the late labour mpjo cox who was murdered by a far right extremist just one week was murdered by a far right extremistjust one week before the referendum, when she set prior to her death that there was more that united us than divided us. the big challenge for theresa may is to start to flesh out what brexit will actually look like. you will hear people like me wagging on for months in 2017 about article 50, a horrible bit of brussels jargon which basically means starting divorce procedure from the eu. that is predicted to take two years, but then political predictions are not what they used to be. what is absolutely guaranteed is that there will be plenty of meaty and gritty, a huge amount of detail for the government to wade through. —— nitty. we are fascinated to hear what comes i we are fascinated to hear what comes up! thank you. the archbishop of canterbury has also spoken of the divisions caused by the eu referendum.
he's urging reconciliation, as our religious affairs correspondent martin bashir reports. surrendering to the demands of television lighting, the archbishop of canterbury prepares to deliver his new year's message in a familiar setting. justin willoughby returned to coventry, the city where he began as a clergyman. a city whose wartime suffering and forgiveness, he says, serves as an example to the nation. the story of the city says so much that is true about britain at its best. about our courage, our standing up to tyranny, how we stand alongside the suffering and defeated, how we stand for human dignity and hope. the archbishop visited a drop—in centre for refugees, people he called "a blessing to our way of life". and he drew his message to a close by focusing on an issue which has divided so many parts of the country.
the eu referendum was a tough campaign and it has left divisions. but i know that if we look at our roots, our history and our country in the christian tradition, if we reach back into what is best in this country, we will find a path towards reconciling the differences that have divided us. from coventry to canterbury. the archbishop believes that looking back can only help us prepare for the future. the queen will decide later whether she feels well enough to attend a new year's day church service at sandringham, after being ill over christmas will a heavy cold. she missed the christmas day service for the first time in many years. buckingham palace said the queen was still recovering and would make a decision on whether she attends later this morning. laws come into force today meaning that bankers, lawyers or advisers who help people to evade tax will face much stiffer penalties.
anyone found guilty will be liable for the full amount of tax which went unpaid, or at least £3,000. but critics say that revenue & customs doesn't have the necessary resources to pursue offenders. if you are lucky enough to have a wallet, purse or piggybank stuffed full of pound coins, you will need to pay attention. a new, 12—sided, £1 coin will enter circulation in march and the current coin will cease to be legal tender by the end of october. it also means that all machines selling items from train tickets to chocolate bars will have to be updated. this report from jon ironmonger. they have been around since 1983 but they will not be round for much longer. this year, all of the uk's old pound coins will be phased out and replaced by these, shiny dodecagons, with a gold—coloured outer ring and a
silver—coloured inner ring. both thinner and lighter than the outgoing model. it has been around for over 30 years and served the country really well, but the counterfeiters have caught up. we need to do something new to the 21st century and that's what we are doing. 0ver1 billion of these 12—sided coins will flood into circulation on march 28, boasting several new security features including a hologram that changes from a pound symbol to a number one when seen from different angles. that's not all. joining them in your purses and pockets will be three new designs for the £2 coin and 50p piece. we will be commemorating jane austen, a great british writer. as well as isaac newton, the british scientist. we will also issue a coin in connection with the centenary of the first world war, comemmorating the beginnings of the royal air force. in the meantime, the government has urged stockpilers of the round pound
to act quickly. the famous quid loses its legal tender on october 15th, leaving just under ten months to bank them or spend them. manchester united's late win against middlesbrough at old trafford yesterday was so exciting, it prompted 0lympic sprinting legend usain bolt to call the club's post—match phone—in. 0ur correspondent is in jamaica. 0ur correspondent is injamaica. we are heading over there to speak to usain. is he there? that's the question. it is usain bolt. the presenter seemed a little bit sceptical. he went on to say the wind was like watching manchester united. but presenter, mandy henry, admitted afterwards she didn't think
the caller was genuine, until bolt confirmed it on his twitter account. we will have all of the sport later. good morning if you havejustjoined us. there's been widespread condemnation of last night's gun attack at a nightclub in istanbul, which has left 39 people dead and dozens more injured. reports suggest the gunman is still on the run. 0ur turkey correspondent mark lowen is in istanbul. hgppy happy new year, but it is anything but a happy new year in istanbul this morning. a terrible end to a terrible year and a terrible way to start 2017, for a country that has singtel —— has seen 20 duterte takes in the past year. last night was just the latest in that deadly string of attacks. the target was
reina, one of the most popular nig htclu bs reina, one of the most popular nightclubs in istanbul. it is a very snowy day here, which is why you can't see much. the attack was so fierce that hundreds of people who we re fierce that hundreds of people who were inside the nightclub, some tried to jump into the were inside the nightclub, some tried tojump into the river to escape as big a man or a gunman entered the nightclub. there are reports that there were perhaps a compass is to be one gunman we have seen compass is to be one gunman we have seen on compass is to be one gunman we have seen on footage. he first of all shot outside the nightclub and killed a policeman and civilian inside. he then entered the nightclub, on the bosporus, before spraying bullets. there are reports he was wearing a santa claus outfits and of course 39 people have been killed, some of them foreigners, and there are bodies still to be identified. as you say, the turkish government says the attacker or attackers are still on the loose. there were 17,000 police officers on duty in istanbul last night, so the
turkish authorities were clearly expecting something? they were and there were reports that the planned attack in ankara was foiled a couple of days ago, a planned attack for new year's eve. there have been several intelligence warnings about plans for attacks in the country, including reports that there was a —— specific intelligence on the plant on the nightclub. this brazen attack in the heart of the city shows you how hard it is to foil these kinds of attacks in a country thatis these kinds of attacks in a country that is huge, in a country that borders syria and iraq, where there are several different threats. turkey has had bombings by so—called islamic state and kurdish militants. we don't yet know who is behind this latest attack but it shows you how the country is in the grip of this terrible wave of attacks and bombings, and it's a very grim way to start 2017 for a country really
keen to see the end of 2016 behind it. obviously use them a lot of time in istanbul. for the people who live there, this will obviously be the latest thing to affect them, but how is it affecting day—to—day life? turks are defiant and have known decades of terror. attacks stretch back to the 1980s. but i have to say that this is a fearful country and also extremely divided, politically polarised as well. whenever there is a security threat or attack it deepens that divide for and against president erdogan and the government here. last night's attack will yet again deepen that polarisation, deepen the fear and anger and it's a very grim way for the country to start the year. thank you for your time this morning. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. the main stories this morning: here's matt with a look
at this morning's weather. hgppy happy new year, once again. the flurries of snow today. it is turning colder. for some, a day of blue skies. for others, a case of grab your wellingtons. not a great start for the start of 2017 weatherwise. some rain is always welcome after a dry month but if you wa nt to welcome after a dry month but if you want to get out and about, the area of rain will edge southwards but it may take all day before it reaches the far south—east corner. the dividing line between the mild and cold air is the rain. we will see wet snow mixed in. it is thoroughly
wet snow mixed in. it is thoroughly wet across the midlands. dry moments to start the day before it gets wetter across the south—east. the hills are in scotland is easing away over the next few hours. —— hill snow. ice is probably the bigger issue across northern parts of northern ireland and scotland where we have seen showers overnight. they will continue today. a mixture of sleet, snow and hail, working its way southwards. either side of it, lots of sunshine. more sunshine with one 01’ lots of sunshine. more sunshine with one or two lots of sunshine. more sunshine with one 01’ two showers. lots of sunshine. more sunshine with one or two showers. brightening up for the north midlands. east anglia and the south, it is going to be a grey, damp and increasingly cold day with the outbreaks of rain. still the day. —— still heavy through the day for east anglia and the south—east. we never really shift it from the english channel as we go
into tomorrow morning. elsewhere, widespread frosts, clear skies, into tomorrow morning. elsewhere, widespread frosts, clearskies, “11, minus five. the monday by many, a bright day. even in —— brightening up. western scotland, northern ireland and northwest wales are most prone to the showers. at a dry and sunny prone to the showers. at a dry and sunny one prone to the showers. at a dry and sunny one and cold for monday. temperatures close to freezing. it was obliterated by the blitz during the second world war, and a decade ago it was labelled the worst place to live in britain. but today hull becomes the uk city of culture. organisers say the year long programme will change perceptions of it forever — our arts correspondent colin paterson is there to find out how. a big yearfor hull? a big year for hull? this is queen victoria square where a year—long
cultural programme will get on under way this afternoon. this will be turned into giant screens with hull city projected onto it. the chair of hull 2017 is rosie miller. happy new year. a very intimate start of the year. leigh happy new year. people ask why hull? it needed and wanted it. hull is the most unknown city in the uk. it had a tough time in the 70s and 80s and the city of culture is our chance showcase. it is as place of extraordinary culture. many people don't know it, it is isolated, but it is remarkable. we well and made the country and the world, in deep, with the array of stuff we have in 2017 and beyond. —— indeed. this is a moment for hull that will be life changing, game changing. thank you very much, rosie. i will stay under your
umbrella when i tell viewers there isa umbrella when i tell viewers there is a lovely story to look out for tonight. there is a lady called linda who runs a pub here in hull. three years ago, her partner colin died linda took over the jain duties in the pub on friday night using two iipods —— in the pub on friday night using two i ipods —— djing. someone came in and said, "is a lady knows how to get a party going". tonight, linda will be using her ipods to dj. i went to a pub to meet her and sample her skills. # you know you want to shout. how would you describe your dj skills? no words to describe it because i'm not a dj. ijust play music in the pub and hopefully everybody is
happy. what is your biggest crowds you have ever played music for?l full pub, that's it. maybe 100 stock can you believe you are going to be playing in front of 25,000 people? i am just going a long and doing what i do. ipods and doing what i do. guaranteed crowd pleaser is. # sweet caroline. and penny arcade. a new experience? a fantastic experience. i still can't believe it. linda told me if it's all going wrong, the track she knows will get everybody swinging it sweet caroline by neil diamond. it looks like it will be an early one for you. no
doubt you will be on the dancefloor linda later on as well. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. time now for a look at the newspapers. nazir afzal is a former chief prosecutor with the crown prosecution service and he's here to tell us what's caught his eye. hgppy happy new year. thank you for getting up bright and early to talk to us. most of the papers didn't get time to feature what happened, certainly in the early additions, in turkey. you have picked this out of the mail. turkey once again has been the mail. turkey once again has been the victim of what appears to be islamist terrorism. we do not know yet because they have issues involving kurdish terrorism as well in turkey. dozens of people appeared to be —— have been murdered in this bar. he was reported to have been
wearing a santa costume. the issue for me is, we tend to forget, we tend to focus on the terrible atrocities in europe and we tend to forget other parts in the world are suffering as badly if not worse. turkey has had dozens of murders from terrorist attacks in the last 6- 12 from terrorist attacks in the last 6— 12 months. my own family come from pakistan which have terrible tragedies. children were murdered by taliban terrorists last year. thousands of people have been murdered by terrorists and extremists day in, day out. we have to remember we are not alone in this, we are all suffering but we need to be vigilant. one of the things this tells us is that the sophisticated at tax involving explosive devices aren't necessarily the rout they are going down. they go for easy targets. they are using trucks or in this case just walking into a trucks or in this case just walking intoa barand trucks or in this case just walking into a bar and we need to be
vigilant and keep a lookout and make sure doesn't affect us. in your previous role as crown prosecutor, you worked on cases that involved terrorism. you are now involved with police in crime conditions as well stop —— commissions. how difficult is it, not only when you have the intelligence, to build a case? easier than you would think. largely because of the —— largely because, and the head of m16 have said this, in europe, they are not getting the kind of intelligence that we get. the authorities here get intelligence from communities. they build that to provide evidence. the key is to get this evidence. you can't just simply rely key is to get this evidence. you can'tjust simply rely on hearsay or even a telephone conversation that has been overheard. i can tell you thereafter nominal investigators and prosecutors working in this field who are bringing in dozens of
people. and as we here in cases like this, itjust people. and as we here in cases like this, it just takes people. and as we here in cases like this, itjust takes one to slip through the net. they have to be lucky once, we have to be lucky all the time. at lighter story in the observer this morning. annie body who has ever been to the national history museum in london... i remember going there as a little boy. marvelling over dippy. remember going there as a little boy. marvelling over dippym remember going there as a little boy. marvelling over dippy. it is time to go. it is going to be taken out of the national history, museum. it will be replaced. —— natural history museum. they believe we have to be in touch with current conservation issues. it is going to be replaced with a skeleton of a blue whale. that will fill the chamber. then they will be an
internet campaign to try and named the new blue wail. bluey mcwhale face will undoubtedly win. we need to get used to the fact that dippy is leaving. you will be back in an hour. thank you very much. tens of thousands gathered on the banks of the thames last night to watch london's fireworks spectacular, and the celebrations aren't over yet. the capital's getting ready to hold its annual new year's day parade. breakfast'sjohn maguire is there, so let's find out what's going on. you are not alone, we know that from early. happy new year. and to you. we are at parliament square. sir winston you will over there in the corner. a great fan of the american relationship. we have this group called the varsity. they are high school students, secondary school students, from right across the
states, 43 of them doing amazing stu nts. states, 43 of them doing amazing stunts. that girl up the back going on the shoulders of the guys. girls and boys going on in this group, just below big ben. they will be entertaining the crowds today, just pa rt entertaining the crowds today, just part of the thousands and thousands, the marching bands, the musicians, taking centrestage. a big grin on your face, taking centrestage. a big grin on yourface, susie. you will be singing a special song this afternoon. telethon little bit about you. how did you come to be starring here today? —— tell us a little bit. i was lucky to be singing in a sussex earlier this year and during the reception, the tricks reception, i was relieved because i was finished singing and i was having a glass of champagne and somebody tapped me on the shoulder and it turned out it was the director of the parade. he asked me ifi turned out it was the director of the parade. he asked me if i would come and seeing on new year's day. you have something like 700 musicians backing you up? yes, 700 girls and boys and acquire. a choir
from america. ——a choir. please entertain us now. # rule britannia! britannia rules the waves. britain never, never, never shall be slaves be sikh ruled that ——# rule britannia! that --# rule britannia! a perfect way to end it. stay with us — headlines coming—up. hello, this is breakfast with rogerjohnson. coming up before 8am, we'll take a look back at the last year in the world of the weather. but first, a summary of this morning's main news. at least 39 people have been killed, and many more injured
in an attack on a nightclub in the turkish city of istanbul. police are still looking for the gunman, who witnesses say opened fire at random. it's the latest in a wave of attacks and the city's governor has described it as an act of terrorism. 16 foreign nationals are among the dead. theresa may has called for 2017 to be a year of unity and opportunity following the eu referendum, which she says has exposed the divisions in britain.