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hello this is breakfast with me, dan walker. rail fares go up today — campaigners call it a ‘kick in the teeth‘ for long—suffering passengers. the government says it's delivering the biggest modernisation programme for more than a century. good morning, it's monday the 2nd of january. also this morning: funerals are held for victims of the gun attack on an istanbul nightclub — a manhunt is underway for the gunman. police arrest five men after a 12—year—old girl was killed and her 11—year—old cousin left fighting for her life in a hit—and—run in oldham. in sport, arsenal forward olivier giroud produces one of the goals of the season... a moment of brilliant improvisation ina 2—0
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a moment of brilliant improvisation in a 2—0 win over crystal palace, to help his side move up to third in the premier league. if you've overindulged during the festive period, have you decided to turn over a new leaf for the new year? it will be a short one, for one month i will try and do some yoga! every day? every day. i'll be discussing why we make resolutions — and what we can do to make sure we stick to them. and matt has the weather... good morning. if one of your resolutions is to get more exercise, why not embrace the great outdoors this bank holiday? it is cold and quite icy today, but plenty of sunshine around. the full forecast, coming up. good morning. thanks for being with us on this first bank holiday of 2017. first, our main story. rail fares across england, wales and scotland will rise today, with passengers facing an average increase of more than 2%. public transport campaigners say the fare rises are "another kick in the teeth for long—suffering rail passengers". but the transport secretary, chris grayling, said the government was delivering the biggest rail modernisation programme for more than a century.
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here's our transport correspondent, richard westcott. punctuality across britain is well below target, strikes have brought one of the busiest operators to a standstill, but none of it stops rail fares going up again today. i think it's a disgrace. particularly as the railways aren't efficient, you know? there's always delays. in terms of the increase, well, it's fair. you've got to pay for things, if it includes paying for wages and people earning more money. across britain, the average ticket will be 2.3% more expensive. season tickets, among the fares regulated by the government, go up less at i.9%. it follows years of stinging rises. even allowing for inflation, fares have risen 25% since the mid—1990s. season tickets in the south—east of england are now regularly over £4000 or £5,000. successive governments have put the prices up because they want passengers to pay a bigger proportion of the rail bill so that
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other taxpayers pay less. ministers say they're reinvesting billions of pounds to improve the service with new stations, better signals and electrified lines. around the rail network there's a lot happening, billions of pounds being spent. nobody wants to see a fare increase but costs rise, pay rises, and right now fares are rising less fast than wages, so that's a step in the right direction. campaigners are calling for a freeze or even a price cut, claiming that ordinary people are being priced off the trains. funerals have taken place for some of those killed in yesterday's gun attack on a nightclub in the turkish city of istanbul. 39 people were killed, with many more injured. a manhunt is underway to find the gunman. seref isler reports. captured on camera, the moment bullets hit the nightclub in istanbul as attackers approach. security guards scramble as bullets
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ricochet around them. some try to run away, in vain. the victims had all gone to reina to celebrate the new year. now, some will never go home. this funeral was for a tour guide, ayhan arik, who'd just been dropping off some tourists at the nightclub. turkey wants a bit of stability in an otherwise volatile middle east and is facing its worst period of violence in decades. the attacks in 2015 and 2016 have hit military and civilian targets alike. turkey now says most of the dead at the reina nightclub were foreign nationals. the attacker remains at large. the prime minister says they will leave no stone unturned to find him. translation: terror cannot intimidate us. we will intimidate terror. we will continue
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to fight against it. our biggest insurance is to see our people standing in solidarity and supporting our resolve. turkey has vowed to fight terrorism again. in 2016, almost 400 people lost their lives in terror attack. this brutal start to 2017 is an ominous sign for the year to come. five men have been arrested after a 12—year old girl was killed in an apparent hit—and—run in 0ldham in greater manchester. it happened on new year's eve. another girl is in a critical condition in hospital. richard lister reports. police say the five men, aged from 18 to 59, are still in custody and are being questioned about the crash, which killed 12—year—old helina kotlarova and critically injured her cousin, zaneta krokova, who's11. when we ran there, she was on the floor.
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she had blood all over herface, and i was touching her, i was trying to see if she's going to breathe or something, but she couldn't breathe or nothing. and i've seen herface, this face was all, you know, bleeding and... there was nothing...to do. helina's sister said the two girls were crossing ashton road and holding hands when they were hit hit a black vw golf, which sped away. police want to speak to anyone who saw that car, or a dark—coloured peugeot 807 seen in the area. they have also appealed for the driver of a white van which was on the same stretch of road to come forward. greater manchester police said specially trained officers were supporting the girls‘ families. richard lister, bbc news. a murder investigation is taking place after a man was killed and a woman badly hurt in a fire in east dunbartonshire. another man and woman were treated in hospitalfor smoke inhalation following the blaze in milngavie. police say the fire was "targeted and wilful".
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america‘s former environment chief says she is concerned about the future of climate change with donald trump in the white house. christine todd whitman was the boss of the environment protection agency when george bush was president. she says president—elect trump is ignoring the science on climate change and is failing to take the right approach to the issues. ifind it very i find it very worrying and troubling that there seems to be a disdain for the science, not only the discussion on climate but any pa rt the discussion on climate but any part of regulation which has gone into protecting our environment. you can hear more of that interview on the radio 4 documentary "climate change, the trump card" tomorrow at 8pm. after a gun attack in istanbul where 39 people were killed and many more injured... 0ur reporter selin girit is in istanbulfor us now. selin, the manhunt continues...
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there must be realfear about there must be real fear about what lies ahead not only in the coming days but also in the rest of the new year? absolutely. there was already fear in this country, because in the last 18 months more than 500 people we re last 18 months more than 500 people were killed, only in terrorist attacks. but it struck on a day of hope and joy, the new year, a fresh start. 39 people being killed, that is very frightening for turkey and it needs to brace for what could be a very difficult year ahead. the details of what happened that night of terror are emerging. as these details emerge more and more, people feel more empathy and feel like they could be amongst that crowd as well. reports in turkish media suggested that the gunman took a taxi to the
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reina nightclub. his gun was in the boot of the taxi, it was a long barrelled weapon and he got it out, rushing towards the doors. he killed two people, one of them was a security guard. he made his way in and in seven minutes he fired up to 180 bullets into the crowd, took off his coat, and left his weapon behind. he left the scene, taking advantage of the chaos and panic he created. he is still at large. there isa created. he is still at large. there is a huge manhunt trying to identify where he is, and what his motives are. thank you very much for that update. it is a horrific story and we will bring you more throughout the morning on the bbc news channel as well. hull‘s year as the uk city of culture started with a bang last night as thousands of people watched a fireworks display from the banks of the humber estuary. £32 million has been spent on the year—long programme which is hoped to bring in more than one million visitors. 0ur arts correspondent colin paterson was there...
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hull, celebrating its year as city of culture with fireworks bigger than those in london on new year‘s eve, to a soundtrack of the city‘s most famous musical exports. this is made in hull, an audiovisual spectacular across the city centre, showing hull‘s most famous buildings in their best light. it was the first event in a year—long £32 million cultural program. what a fantastic thing for hull. it was brilliant. makes london look like noddy, honestly. come on, come to hull! and it has been a special night for one hull landlady. every weekend linda plays singalong classics to a pub packed with about 80 people. one of the 2017 organisers spotted her...
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# touching me, touching you...# and here, she deejayed to a crowd of 35,000. it takes a while to warm up but a couple more and... i've had amazing fun. just watching the crowd, they're amazing. it is fabulous, fantastic. the party has well and truly started. the trick for hull is going to be to keep it going all year. hull‘s aim is for! million extra people to visit in 2017. a city at the end of the road wants to become a destination of choice. i‘m sure that they will enjoy the year ahead! after ten years of swimming circles, bbc one is bidding goodbye to its famous hippos in the title sequences played before tv programmes. the hippos are paddling off
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into the sunset to make way for a rather different group of water lovers — a group of open water swimmers from somerset. it‘s just one of a range of new idents being launched by the channel that aim to capture the spirit of "oneness" and reflect the diversity of modern britain. that is from the press release. we we re that is from the press release. we were waved goodbye to the hippos, i will miss them very much! but thankfully, matt will be with us with the weather in a moment. let‘s return to our top story... ticket prices on trains across england, wales and scotland are going up from today. the rail delivery group announced last month that prices will rise on average by 2.3% — but fares won‘t change in northern ireland. it‘s the latest in a string of increases. even allowing for inflation, fares have risen by around 25% since the mid 1990s. season tickets go up a little less, at 1.9%. in the south—east of england, season tickets now cost more than £11000. we‘re joined now from
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kings cross station in central london by paul plummer, chief executive of the rail delivery group. good morning and happy new year. let‘s begin with the miserable story at the start of the new year. can you explain why prices have gone up ain? you explain why prices have gone up again? i'm also a commuter and we all want the same thing, comfortable journeys on time and we want to be paying the right price. the increase in the railfares is a decision paying the right price. the increase in the rail fares is a decision for government, as you know. enabling us to do that. we have a railway that we have inherited which is much like a wonderful old house, which is the middle of a fantastic refurbishment programme. it causes disruption, when we are doing that, and it does cost us money. we need to be able to make that investment, as well as parallel with the increase in fares. there is an increase in money going back from train operators to the
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government, around £800 million this year. that enables the government to commit to that reorganisation programme, and also rail companies can make further investments in capacity at stations, addressing bottlenecks outside of stations, and introducing new technology around signalling support we can get trains moving closer together so we can introduce better services and more co mforta ble introduce better services and more comfortable journeys on time at the right price. we are introducing ticketing system so that people know they are getting the right ticket for the journey they are getting the right ticket for thejourney more they are getting the right ticket for the journey more easily. 0ver the years it has been a complicated system with well—meaning regulation which must be swept away so we can make it easier and simplerfor passengers to get the right price. you say that prices are set by the cove na nt you say that prices are set by the covenant but 60% of those are not regulated by government there is discretion for railways not to set
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them as much as they have done? —— government. they are effectively require companies to set commercial prices for other rail fares, regardless of how it is organised. they make the choice in order for railway workers to run a franchise, they have two set those commercial prices, that is what we as a nation effectively asked from them. they have been competitive for the right to do that and the government wa nts right to do that and the government wants the best value from those franchises, which is how it works. you say that you are a commuter, there will be thousands of people watching this this morning saying, i understand that i may have to pay more money for rail travel but i‘ve not seen more money for rail travel but i‘ve not seen services more money for rail travel but i‘ve not seen services improve over that period that i‘ve been paying more money. still, we see a situation where one in ten trains is arriving late? we know parts of railway performance is not good enough which is why we have to continue with the programme, but if you look backwards over many yea rs,
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programme, but if you look backwards over many years, compared to other countries, the performance is still remarkably good. i know that this is not acceptable in parts of the railway where it is very frustrating, as we modernise and improve, that is the fact across the railway as a whole. performing historically by international comparisons, that is still very good. thank you for speaking to us this morning. that is the main story this morning. that is the main story this morning. you‘re watching breakfast from bbc news. the main stories this morning. the annual rise in railfares takes effect today — with passengers facing average increases of more than 2%. the manhunt continues in turkey for a gunman who killed 39 people in an istanbul nightclub during a new year party. here‘s matt with a look at this morning‘s weather. we are talking about resolutions, i understand you are not a man who normally sets a new year resolution but i have one i would love to read to you. tim says he has two. one is
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slightly more serious than the other. i will let you decide which one you think. he wants to spend more time with the people he loves. number two, he wants to eat more hamburgers. i think both are achievable, dan! definitely. my only secret one is a lwa ys definitely. my only secret one is always get more sleep. but that went out the window when the alarm went off at three. have to change the job for that one. if your resolution is to get more exercise you can start today by a gentle walk outside, embrace the outdoors today. yes, it will be on the cold side, it is winter after all, but for most dry and sunny. yesterday‘s rain was there for much of the day. it‘s been pushing south overnight. it's it‘s confined to the channel islands. you will notice showers to the east of england, northern scotla nd the east of england, northern scotland and the north of northern ireland. very scattered and hit and miss. it‘s these areas prone to ice this morning. it‘s a slippery start for one or two. still further wintry
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showers in northern scotland and to the north of northern ireland to ta ke the north of northern ireland to take us into mid—morning. away from that it‘s a cracking start to the day. a frost on the ground. the showers across eastern coastal counties of england, few and far between. snow over the moors through the night. the only real cloudy spot will be the far south across the channel islands. brightening up here through the afternoon. cloud developing to western scotland and the west of northern ireland later with further showers. but for just about all of you it‘s a dry bank holiday, a sunny bank holiday, but chilly, especially in the breeze. noticeable across northern scotland and eastern parts of england. we are on the fringe of this area of high pressure keeping most of us dry but bringing winds down from that general northerly direction. we will find through tonight and into tomorrow the winds
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are bringing more cloud off the atlantic. temperatures rise after an initial dip. away from that potential for icy conditions across england and wales tonight. where you have the clearer skies. but coldest to start the day will be the further south you are. here we will have sunny spells, same too across eastern england. tomorrow more cloud around. it‘s another bank holiday in scotland and into the west we will see patchy rain or drizzle. still fairly gusty winds across the far north too. temperatures up a degree on today‘s values but with less sunshine and more breeze probably won‘t feel particularly warm. through tuesday into wednesday the winds start to howl across the north sea. shetland could see severe gales and frequent showers. further west cold est gales and frequent showers. further west coldest conditions to start wednesday. temperatures drop away again for wednesday and thursday but more sunshine around after those frosty nights. so the weather will be ok this week.
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do let us know what your resolutions are. send them through. later we will speak to two guests who say they need to be more achievable goals because so many people have already failed. do send them through, we have funny ones to read out later, as well. thank you for being with us on the first bank holiday of the new year. iam first bank holiday of the new year. i am flying solo today. i think louise is back tomorrow. . the uk produces an estimated 16 million tonnes of food waste every year, but now some students from yorkshire think they could help to tackle the problem. they‘ve created a phone app to help businesses to sell off their meals at the end of the day and allow hungry bargain hunters to buy them for a couple of pounds. judith moritz reports. lunchtime in leeds and the restaurant rush is on. customers queuing up for pizza, salads and wraps. the chefs expect a brisk trade but they never know exactly how many dishes they‘ll sell and there‘s almost always food left over.
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sometimes you may walk in and everybody will have spicy chicken and you are left with a lot of lemon chicken left. you can‘t guess. you can guess the number, you can not guess what they‘re going to have. cooked food which hasn‘t sold is destined for waste. but now there‘s a way to buy it before it‘s binned. this is how it works. the lunch rush here is finished but there‘s still plenty of fresh food available. i can see minced pork and spicy chicken. having paid a couple of pounds on the app you can come in and choose whatever is available. this is perfectly good food, that would have gone in the bin and that‘s changing their perception. maybe they‘ll go we have saved 12,000 meals so far from restaurants but then how many countless more people have gone home and said that food in theirfridge is perfectly good? why notjust give that food away say to the homeless? for us we‘d love to be able to do that. if we had an infinite number of volunteers working 2a/7, monday to sunday, that
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would be great. hi, i have ordered some food on the app. there‘s no such thing as a free lunch but this way it‘s cheaper if you are flexible about when and what you eat. ijust ordered some food on the app it‘s reduced price and you get to choose from a variety of different things. what have you chosen? a bit of pasta and spicy chicken and vegetables. it‘s pretty nice. seven million tonnes of food and drink are thrown away each year in the uk. now catching on in several cities this app aims to cut down on waste one meal at a time. judith moritz, bbc news, leeds. some news on our main story. one of the main stories. some news reaching us the main stories. some news reaching us from a news the main stories. some news reaching us from a news agency, the main stories. some news reaching us from a news agency, reporting that so—called islamic state has released a statement today claiming responsibility for that gun attack we have been talking about that took place in istanbul in the early hours of new year‘s day. 39 people were
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killed in the assault on a nightclub there in istanbul. still many others injured, as well. at least four critically. the attacker has not yet been found. we have been hearing from our correspondent that manhunt continues. reuters are saying that islamic state are claiming responsibility for that attack on new year‘s eve in a nightclub in turkey. more on that throughout the morning. you can continue to follow that story on the bbc news channel throughout the day. thank you for being with us on this monday at the start of a new it‘s one of the fastest growing industries and one in which britain is a major player. when it comes to video games we‘ve got pioneering firms in everything from virtual reality to mobile apps and it‘s hoped that 2017 could be a big year. our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones has been finding out more and ended up playing a part himself. look straight ahead, straight at this postcard,
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and what we are going to do is going through a range of emotions. grr! in a studio in oxford, i am preparing for a role in world war ii blockbuster. not a movie but a videogame. 0oh, my leg! so this is the first stage in making me a character in the game, and now i have to pull a lot of funny faces. so a wrinkled, screwed up face. it is going to take a few weeks, but eventually i will be a character, a goodie, i hope, in sniper elite 4. when we first visit, back in september, they have a lot on their plate, including, crucially, a virtual reality game for the sony vr launch, a big investment with a lot hanging on it. when they embarked on this investment, there was a bit more scepticism about how successful vr was likely to be. so it really was a punt, or i should say a smart gamble, from the kingsleys, to undertake
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it at all. these guys, and girls, play games officially from morning to night. it is a quarter of a century since jason kingsley and his brother chris founded rebellion. when my brother and i started rebellion, we were always been talked about as if we were whizzkids. we are not really. we have grown into adults, with a big corporation behind us, and we make entertainment that sells across the world. i mean, china, consumers in china buy our games, consumers in brazil. all these emerging markets are very exciting for us. if i see something wrong... roughly 200 people work here, from across europe. but one thing strikes me. i can‘t help thinking when i walk across the room, a lot of men, very few women. is it getting any easier for women to get into the games industry? yes, i would say so. me growing up, i would not have even dreamt of getting into games. but for the past ten years, it seems like, the doors have been more open, especially for women. two months later, we return
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to rebellion, to find out what they have done with my face. i suppose it is quite a good likeness. what happens next? next we will take this high—resolution model, and we will look into the game, and see how it comes out. so i am a goodie, am i? you are currently the hero of the sniper elite series. i have been transformed into an all—action soldier. in the world of videogames, anything is possible. i think he fits that quite nicely. you might have overindulged over christmas time but hopefully by now the new year‘s hangover has cleared. so at the start of a new week are your thoughts turning to resolutions? whether it‘s giving up alcohol, eating healthily or exercising more, thousands of us are expected to set targets for 2017. we‘ve been asking some people what their plans are. my girlfriend does sometimes suggest some new year resolutions for me
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but i rarely stick to them. eat better and drink less. i have never heard somebody that had a new year's resolution and kept to it. so i think why should you do it? a year's too long to keep a promise. i made one, which is helping people more with anything i can. like anything i can do to help people more. people never actually stick to them, so, i have not made one this year. i have never made one. we plan to go to the gym. whether we stick to it is another matter. it's going to be a short one — for one month i am going to try and do some yoga. i think they all just are excuses. why don‘t we make resolutions every single day? we are going to be speaking to an
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expert about making sure you can follow through, thank you to those who have sent through res laugss already. mieshg says to improve my spanish. this may be the year. abbey says mine is not to take on too much, then worry that i am running out of things because i have committed to do too many things and don‘t have the time or energy for them. samantha says, changejob, start college, build a career. if i have time to find a man, well, who knows but i am not counting on the last one. kerry says happy new year, trying to set resolutions, this year iam going trying to set resolutions, this year i am going to be in eastenders and write a cook book, it‘s about aiming high. they‘re good ones, but not sure they‘re achievable. we will talk more about those. you can e—mail us at.
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0r share your thoughts on our facebook page or on twitter. still to come this morning, it‘s a remote group of islands which could hold the key to britain‘s stone age history, explorer and presenter andy torbel will be here to tell me about the secrets of 0rkney. i‘ll be back with the headlines injust a moment. hello, this is breakfast with dan walker. now, a summary of this morning‘s main news: rail fares across england, wales and scotland will rise today, with passengers facing an average increase of more than two percent. public transport campaigners say the fare rises are "another kick in the teeth for long—suffering rail passengers". but the transport secretary, chris grayling, said the government was delivering the biggest rail modernisation programme for more than a century. 0ur reporter leanne brown joins us now from kings cross station. not the nicest news to receive in new year... not very busy on a bank holiday, how
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have travellers been responding to the news this morning? well, it's a pretty chilly start for passengers for the new year this year. as you said, it‘s pretty quiet here at king‘s cross station. but passengers very much saying that over the past year they‘ve had a pretty poor service and many people are suffering from cancellations, and delays. they say that now they have to pay even more for it, which is totally unfair. now, if you are travelling today anywhere in the uk, the extra money that you will pay will depend on which rail operator you go with. virgin, east coast trains, they will see price rises by up trains, they will see price rises by up to [1.9%. of course, many people wonder what the extra money is going to be spent on. rail operators do
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say that 97p out of every pound is spent on the day—to—day running on the service and improvements, and is going to guarantee the service for the future. but, many people are very unhappy with that. they say that they will hold protests up and down the country at railway stations, including here at king‘s cross station, tomorrow morning. leanne, thank you. ce glide among you will spot that we‘ve lost our clock! —— of the eagle eyed. it will be back. reports suggest so—called islamic state has claimed responsibility for a gun attack on a crowded nightclub in turkey. 39 people were killed, many of them foreigners, as they celebrated new year in istanbul, many more were injured. a manhunt is underway to find the gunman. more than 400 people have now died in attacks in turkey in the past few months. five men have been arrested after an apparent hit—and—run in 0ldham in greater manchester
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on new year‘s eve. 12—year old helina kotlarova was killed. her 11—year—old cousin zaneta krokova is in a critical condition in hospital. police are appealing for witnesses. a murder investigation is underway after a man was killed and a woman badly hurt in a fire in east dunbartonshire. another man and woman were treated in hospitalfor smoke inhalation following the blaze in milngavie. police say the fire was "targeted and wilful". america‘s former environment chief says she is concerned about the future of climate change with donald trump in the white house. christine todd whitman was the boss of the environment protection agency when george bush was president. she says president—elect trump is ignoring the science on climate change and is failing to take the right approach to the issues. i find it very worrying and troubling that there seems to be a disdain for the science, in not only the discussion on climate but any
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part of regulation which has gone into protecting our environment. you can hear more of that interview on the radio 4 documentary "climate change, the trump card" tomorrow at 8pm. hull‘s year as the uk city of culture started with a bang last night with a huge firework display along the humber estuary. thousands of people turned out to watch the display. £32 million has been spent on the year—long programme, it‘s hoped it will bring more than one million visitors to the city. 0urarts 0ur arts corresponded colin paterson was one of those there. hull, celebrating its year as city of culture with fireworks bigger than those in london on new year‘s eve, to a soundtrack of the city‘s most famous musical exports. this is made in hull, an audiovisual spectacular across the city centre, showing hull‘s most famous buildings in their best light. it was the first event in a year—long £32 million cultural
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program. what a fantastic thing for hull. it was brilliant. makes london look like noddy, honestly. come on, come to hull! and it has been a special night for one hull landlady. every weekend linda plays singalong classics to a pub packed with about 80 people. one of the 2017 organisers spotted her... # touching me, touching you...# and here, she deejayed to a crowd of 35,000. it takes a while to warm up but a couple more and... i‘ve had amazing fun. just watching the crowd, they‘re amazing. it is fabulous, fantastic. the party has well and truly started. the trick for hull is going to be to keep it going all year.
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hull‘s aim is for! million extra people to visit in 2017. a city at the end of the road wants to become a destination of choice. some significant fireworks bowe in hull. john is here to talk about the sport. i do a resolution setter?|j try, sport. i do a resolution setter?” try, i begin with good intentions but two weeks in, it peters out... i‘ve tried to be structured this year, i have one possible, one desirable and one improbable. possible is trying to take mrs walker to the cinema more, we did that before we had kids, we don‘t so much now, my desire is to eat more cake! my impossible is to become a scratch golfer, do you see? well, that‘s good, a lot of people set
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targets and feel they let themselves down. if i get targets and feel they let themselves down. if! get one targets and feel they let themselves down. if i get one out of three i will be happy! it is definitely manageable. if olivier giroud's was to score a cracking goal... yes, it was incredible! 0ne to score a cracking goal... yes, it was incredible! one of the goals of the year and we are only one day in, against crystal palace, the ball was against crystal palace, the ball was a little behind him and he flicked it over his head, it went in off the bar, and it had everything!m it over his head, it went in off the bar, and it had everything! it was incredible. and the power of social media these days, people have made memes. if you look at it, it looks like the isle of man flag! yes. the beady eyes out there, not only with social media glowing about the goal, some identified that. it's one man two legs, but it works! it's a work of art! two legs, but it works! it's a work ofart! —— two legs, but it works! it's a work of art! —— it is one arm and two
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legs. let's see it in all of its glory! arsenal are back up to third in the premier league after victory over crystal palace. but the game was all about one moment... take a look at this. as the ball comes in from the left, giroud manages to flick the ball back over his head — well worth another look — manager arsene wenger said it‘s one of the best he‘s seen. alex iwobi headed in a scrappy second for the gunners as palace stay 17th. but what did the man himself think of his effort? i think i needed god‘s help to score this goal, so yes, thanks, god. i was a bit lucky, but it was the only thing i could do, you know, the ball was behind me, and i tried to hit it from the backheel, and it was good luck. totte n ha m tottenham rian to the top four for
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the first time since october after beating watford 4—1. harry kane scored the first two within five minutes of one another, putting spurs 2—0 up after 30 minutes. dele alli got his side‘s third and fourth goals. tottenham are above manchester city on goal difference but are ten points behind league leaders chelsea, they face them next. we arrive in a good moment. in good shape. we are in a situation, where we can show that we will be tough, we need to be able to focus on the weather, in our game, but it will be tough. and the football keeps on coming today — there are six premier league matches, starting with the champions leicester who face middlesbrough in the lunchtime kick—off. liverpool, could trim the gap on leaders chelsea to three points if they beat sunderland. we‘ve played already with the two of
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them together, it is an opportunity but actually, it is the sunderland press co nfe re nce , but actually, it is the sunderland press conference, i do not want to give david moyes any information about our line—up! give david moyes any information about ourline—up! i give david moyes any information about our line—up! i will say that we need to be playing exactly the same line—up tonight... johanna konta is through to round two of the shenzhen 0pen after beating turkey‘s cagla buyukakcay in straight sets. the british number one won 6—2, 6—0 in china in herfirst match since her split with herformer in china in herfirst match since her split with her former coach. that was last month. johanna konta sta rts that was last month. johanna konta starts the year ranked number ten in the world. and a good start for british number two kyle edmund at the brisbane international too. he‘s through to the second round after a straight set win over ernesto escobedo. it‘s a busy day of british tennis today, with heather watson and dan evans starting
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their campaign in the hopman cup in the next hour. evans will face roger federer who‘s returning following a lengthy spell out of the sport through injury. the leicester centre manu tuilagi is out of england‘s six nations training squad after injuring his knee in his side‘s defeat to saracens yesterday. it‘s the latest setback in a long list of injury problems. he only lasted seven minutes before being carried off, all watched by england head coach eddie jones. the only try of the match came from sarries fly—half 0wen farrell, to seal victory four. in the pro 12, scarlets beat cardiff blues 15—10 in the welsh derby. scott williams scored their second try of the match to secure the win and move up to fourth. and 0spreys are up to second after a 10—0 victory at newport gwent dragons. justin tipuric scored the only try of the game. and finally to darts, and defending champion gary "the flying scotsman" anderson has booked his place in today‘s final of the pdc world championship
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at alexandra palace. anderson beat fellow scot peter "snakebite" wright by six sets to three in their semifinal. anderson is aiming for a third consecutive title. he‘ll play world number one mighty michael van gerwen in the final. he beat fellow dutchman raymond van barneveld in their semi, six sets to three, and with the highest three dart average in the history of the world championship — 114. it will be some contest later... magic darts. you talked about the isle of man flag and 0livier giroud, that‘s the picture on the back pages this morning. let me pick this up with you on this bank holiday monday... 0ne with you on this bank holiday monday... one is that tomorrow, it is supposed to be take—back tuesday, the post office is geared up for thousands of packages to be returned... you do not return presents? if you are given a
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present, take it on good grace! it would not go down well in our house... in our house the rule was open a gift, whatever it is, you are happy and thank the person who gave it to you. it is the thought that counts. what do you have? this is interesting, in france, french staff when the right not to deal with e—mails out of office hours. a lot of pressure comedy film at you have to check them but there, no longer. if it is not in office hours, you have the right to ignore it. —— a lot of pressure that you have to check them here. that ties into one of my new years resolutions, i do not want to check my phone as much asi not want to check my phone as much as i do, not want to check my phone as much asido, i not want to check my phone as much as i do, i need to move to france! we all want to embrace that... you see everybody doing it. come on, we can do this! right, it is 43 minutes past eight... plenty to come on the show this morning. we will be talking about
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new yea rs morning. we will be talking about new years resolutions and how difficult it is to hold onto them. send three yours, we will read them later... —— sent through yours. stephanie inglis was given just a 1% chance of survival when she was in a motorbike accident last year. now the judo star says she‘s hoping to win one more medal. the crash in vietnam left her in a coma, but people all over the world raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to get her back home. lorna gordon went to meet her. 0ne. so keep the chest out for your spine. back in the gym and working her way back to good health. nice long strides. just focusing on the bannister. last summer, stephanie inglis was in a coma with a serious brain injury. go for eight, 0k? her training to become an elite athlete, she says, made a real difference to the speed of her recovery. the doctors told me if it wasn‘t for the fact i was so physically strong and fit before, my recovery probably would not have been so good. it is because of my background that‘s helped boost my recovery on so quickly. stephanie had been in vietnam teaching english when she was injured travelling
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on a motorbike taxi. she remembers teaching her class, but little else of that day, and nothing from the weeks after. now it is about looking ahead. i don‘t want to let myself get down. i haven‘t cried since finding out about the accident. i think that is a waste of my time. if i spent time feeling down or sorry for myself, it could be easy for me to do that, but it will not help with my progression and could set me back. years of training led stephanie to a place on the podium at the last commonwealth games. that drive and determination is still evident. what did ancient civilisations believe about the sun? there was a god that passed through the heavens each day. her sister, stacey, helping her with exercises that
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are part of her rehabilitation. she‘s doing her speech and language and sometimes gets work to do, so she gets me to give her a wee hand. it is good to be part of that and help her. is she a hard task master? she can be at times. that‘s good. stephanie has one ambition firmly in mind. my long—term goal is to get back into the sport and to compete in the next commonwealth games judo is in, which is in the 2022 games. i do think if i get selected for team scotland, i am capable of winning another medal. her family, though, grandfather, mother and father just grateful their daughter is alive. and thankful for the donations from strangers of more than £300,000 towards stephanie‘s life—saving treatment abroad. i can't thank them enough. she is here. she's a miracle. it is thanks to everybody who donated to her and brought home. for us, it‘s a delight to go into another year with stephanie with us. as a whole family, it is absolutely a delight. with the new year comes
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another big operation. stephanie is hopeful she will soon be fit enough to move back to her flat and start a job. in surviving this accident, the 28—year—old defied the odds and is aiming high for the future. lorna gordon, bbc news, inverness. we wish stephanie all the best. not sure what you are planning for the bank holiday, matt can tell us the weather. you don‘t need much more motivation than skies like these. frost on the ground and icy for one or two but for most a dry, sunny day. the rain across many parts of england and wales yesterday is now across the channel islands and fizzling out. showers across eastern england, and northern ireland. we have seen the showers through the night, there is a covering of snow mar over hills
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and icy conditions at the moment. temperatures are on the rise now and will continue to be throughout the day. the showers keep going the far north of northern ireland and far north of northern ireland and far north of northern ireland and far north of scotland, in particular. the showers we have at the moment across eastern england and coastal counties are few and far between, most dry. what we do have will push out shore. it‘s a chilly breeze across the country. it will push brighter skies to the channel islands eventually. through much of england and wales and southern scotla nd england and wales and southern scotland and the south and east of northern ireland couldn‘t have a more perfect winter‘s day to emgrace the outdoors. blue skies overhead for much of the day. cold in the breeze and later on the cloud will increase to parts of northern and western scotland and northern ireland, still with one or two further showers. it‘s high pressure to thank for the dry start to the new year that we have with us now. that‘s going to be with us for much of this week. we are on the eastern flank of it and that allows the winds and with the winds more westerly tonight we will start to
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see more cloud push in scotland and northern ireland and north—west wales, rain or drizzle here. temp tu res wales, rain or drizzle here. temp tures rising. coldest will be across england and wales through the night. icy conditions possible. a widespread frost. temperatures could be as low as minus five in rural parts of southern england into the morning. for tuesday parts of southern england into the morning. fortuesday again parts of southern england into the morning. for tuesday again bank holiday across scotland, best of the brightness will be to the east of high ground. a few spots of rain in northern ireland, north—west england, western parts of wales but most will be dry. cloudier tomorrow. the best of the sunshine overall will be for southern and eastern parts of england and temperatures a degree or so up on today‘s values but factor in the lack of sunshine and more breeze and it will feel chilly. chilly too into wednesday and a roaring wind through the north sea by this stage. severe gales possible for shetland and frequent showers here. high pressure nudging in from the west. showers across eastern districts initially. wednesday and
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thursday most places will be dry. this week for many looking all right. a lot of dry and sunny weather at times too. thank you. still plenty to come. let‘s bring you up to date on one of our main stories. the brutal gun attack on a packed nightclub in istanbul isjust the latest atrocity in a wave of violence to hit turkey in recent months. it's it‘s been reported that so—called islamic state have now claimed responsibility for that shooting which killed 39 people, many more injured. tensions are high in the country and there are fears of more attacks. but what is causing the unrest, and who is responsible? professor scott lucas is an analyst of middle east politics and joins me now. is an analyst of middle east thank is an analyst of middle east you very much for com talk thank you very much for coming in to talk to us. your reaction first of all to this news we received in the last half hour about islamic state claiming responsibility, it was expected, was it not? it was. but we
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need to be careful because whether or not the islamic state organises an attack they often claim it days later or in this case within hours, so it could well be they organised this attack, it could be an individual who symphathised with them, it could be he was unconnected but they want to scare us and build themselves up by saying we were behind this. in terms of the tensions that exist in turkey at the moment, there‘s so many possible causes, speaking to our correspondent who says there is a turkish issue, internal and external pressures and policies regarding syria and iraq. many different grievances at the moment. with the islamic state we are looking specifically at what‘s happening in syria. the islamic state has not only been fighting syrian rebels there, they‘ve been fighting turkish forces who intervened in the summer. so that spillover from syria affects what happens in turkey but there is also a wider context. for example, turkey for decades has had the challenge of a kurdish insurgency,
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the pkk, which has wanted a separate kurdistan and has been willing to fight the military for it. a second group has claimed responsibility for some bombings this year. the islamic state, you have the kurdish question, and then you have the president trying to consolidate his grip on power. thousands have been detained, there is a crackdown. erdogan will say it is to prevent terrorism but that builds up tension and animosity, in july terrorism but that builds up tension and animosity, injuly there was the attempted coup. speaking to our correspondent in istanbul and she was saying it feels for many this is an attack on lifestyle, on culture and a secular way of life. does that bear out? i think you could say that but it‘s only part of it. again we have to be cautious here in that the government message to try to build up government message to try to build up national unity will be this is an attack on all our lifestyles, it‘s an attack on us. the fact is that
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the islamic state is only really concerned with a specific grievance, which is syria, iraq and turkey. the wider issues, which is will turkey bea wider issues, which is will turkey be a secular or islamic nation, will there be a democracy or will erdogan consolidate a one—party, one—person state ? consolidate a one—party, one—person state? the kurdish question, whether or not we call this secular or islamic, those issues remain to be resolved. importantly, this issue isn‘t going to go away. we have been hearing hundreds have died in turkey in recent months. this attack with 39 killed on new year‘s eve and others in critical condition in hospital and the fear that is gripping the turkish nation will be something we see throughout this year, isn‘t it? something we see throughout this year, isn't it? i think something we see throughout this year, isn't it? ithink we something we see throughout this year, isn't it? i think we will for two reasons, this is in the context of attacks since 2014 and a decade of attacks since 2014 and a decade of tension with the pkk. what turkey wa nts of tension with the pkk. what turkey wants is to partition syria. turkey
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has a zone, president assad has a zone. that doesn‘t mean syria goes away. internally, the attempted at a peace process which was to reconcile turks and the kurdish question broke down in 2015 and the attempt to have peaceful change broke down in 2013 when erdogan. so i am afraid we start of what‘s going to be a difficult tense period, not to mention the knock—on effects because a few years ago we would have been talking about turkey joining a few years ago we would have been talking about turkeyjoining the eu, not going to happen now. thank you for joining not going to happen now. thank you forjoining us. it‘s a monumental test of endurance which sees teams row thousands of miles across the atlantic without any assistance. we followed the yorkshire rows last year as they took on the talisker atlantic challenge, and now four friends are following in their wake. breakfast‘s tim muffett went to meet them before they set off. why embark on a journey as arduous as this? 3,000 miles unsupported, rowing across the atlantic.
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for sam, toby, rory and harry, the answer is clear, as they explained before setting off. ten years ago, my brother james passed away. he took his own life. i have always wanted to do something injames‘ memory, and along came the challenge of rowing the atlantic. that‘s why we‘re here. whenjames died, i was really blissfully unaware of what a major problem suicide is, especially in young men. the aim is to get more people, young men especially, talking about any problems they might have. the problem with guys is that they see opening up about their feelings or things they are concerned about, they see it as a very effeminate thing to do. they almost want to curate their lives and cast some image of themselves that others may be interested or impressed by. but the reality is that there's a hell of a lot bubbling beneath that, and guys find it difficult to do so because they don't
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want to ruin that image they have built up. it's surreal, isn't it? last year, the yorkshire rows completed the same epicjourney. they became the oldest all—female crew to do so. well done, girls, well done! we took a lot of inspiration from the yorkshire rows. incredible what they achieved. money raised will fund new crisis centres, places where people who need help can find it. the first to open will be in liverpool. they will be called james‘ place. i know when times are tough when we are rowing, i can always remember exactly why we are doing it, and i know my brotherjames will be looking out over all four of us and will be our guiding light. they‘re crossing the atlantic now. harry, how physically
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challenging has it been? we heard you talking about not lacking inspiration when you are thinking aboutjames and issues he had and others have had since then, as well, but how demanding has it been on your bodies? it‘s definitely, you know, it takes its toll. it‘s relentless, the routine. you just row, you get your rest in and you eat and you row and get your rest in and the routine goes on and on through the night and all day and so, it is very taxing on the body, but we‘re coping with it and we‘re relishing it and we‘re enjoying — it‘s the most extraordinary thing we‘ve ever done and we are making the most of of it. obviously you know each other well. can you tell us what christmas has been like? you have been sharing mince pies and you had a bit we had a think about who was back
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home. we had a little chat. and we stopped again, we saw in the new year, we had a little drink. to be honest, it has gone so quickly. i cannot believe it has been 20 days already. let me have a word with rory. you‘ve spoken to family back home, what do you think of the challenge —— what do they think the challenge? raising money and
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hopefully leaving a lasting legacy for your brother who died years ago? it was in memory ofjames, leaving a huge amount of support and money for the charity but equally, there was concern for my mum. we‘ve worked so hard, we done all the preparation we possibly could, with my mum, and here we are, we passed the halfway mark. i think that everybody back home is proud, and they love that james‘s name and spirit was part of the challenge. can you pass the phone to rory? if you been following these guys, he‘s been updating the blogs. can you tell us about the things
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that have been going on? there‘s been a bit of
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