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this is breakfast with ben thompson and sally nugent. campaigners win a legal challenge against donald trump's new immigration restrictions. but there's chaos and confusion as america closes its borders to some muslim countries. good morning. it's sunday 29th january. also ahead: a statue of diana princess of wales is to be built in kensington palace by her sons prince harry and the duke of cambridge. a warning that living standards could be set to fall because of higher inflation and stagnating wages. in sport: carl frampton has been beaten for the first time in his career, losing his featherweight title to leo santa cruz in las vegas. and chris has the weather. we are looking at a dry and bright
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start to the day with some sunshine but it will cloud over towards the south and west later today with patchy rain on the way. i will have a full forecast in the next half an hour. thanks. good morning. first our main story. ajudge in new york has upheld a legal challenge aimed at stopping the deportation of people being detained under donald trump's new immigration policy. president trump has denied that the measures are a ban on muslims and said that the plan was working out nicely. there have been protests at airports around the united states. our correspondent simon clemison has this report. donald trump says his ban on foreign nationals travelling to america from seven muslim countries is, in his words, working out very nicely. but the order has provoked protesting at airports across the country. inside workers worked to free passengers being detained, some already on their way in when the president made their way in when the president made the order, and they are not the only
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ones affected. i have heard from collea g u es ones affected. i have heard from colleagues in london that people are not being allowed on board flights. these are ceos of american companies who happen to have an iranian passport. it is insane. we are in disbelief that this is happening.- los angeles airport, a 60—year—old iranian american broke down after learning that his brother, who had come to visit him, was not going to be allowed in. i don't know what i have to do. in this country they do something like this. i didn't know they would have this same situation here. my brother has done nothing wrong. i have done nothing wrong. on the election trail, donald trump suggested what he said would be a com plete suggested what he said would be a complete shut down of muslims entering the united states. he denies the measures he has now brought in, including suspending the entire refugee programme, are aimed
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at the islamic faith. it is working out very nicely and we are going to have a very, very strict ban and an extreme ban, which we should have had in this country for many years. but campaigners have already launched a series of legal actions to block his plans and a judge has now temporarily halted moves to deport people travelling with visas who are being held at airports. my president trump enacts laws or executive orders that are in constitutional and illegal, the courts are there to defend everyone's rights. but with immigration central to donald trump's campaign for the presidency, he is unlikely to let up. theresa may has been criticised for not condemning president trump's immigration policy on her trip to turkey. but last night a downing street spokesman said the prime minister does not agree with some of the new us regulations. let's speak now to our political correspondent susana mendonca, who's in our london newsroom this morning. the prime minister has been
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criticised for not condemning donald trump soon enough. very much so. before she met donald trump she was saying that she would be somebody who would not be afraid to tell him what she thinks when she disagrees, that she would have a candid relationship with donald trump. that yesterday when she was asked about this press conference in turkey, she said it was a matter for the this press conference in turkey, she said it was a matterfor the us government, which was met by condemnation notjust government, which was met by condemnation not just by government, which was met by condemnation notjust by immigration parties in britain, but by members of her own government. —— opposition parties. nadhim zahawi, who was iraqi born, said he himself would not be able to enter the us. another mp said she must not care about the special relationship if it meant we are not sticking to british values. theresa may under a lot of criticism. we had that statement quite late in the day from number 10 saying that they didn't agree with donald trump's approach but for some that will be a case of too little, too late. thank you. susanna mendon
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is in central london. prince harry and the duke of cambridge have announced plans to erect a statue of their mother, diana princess of wales, in the grounds of kensington palace, 20 years after her death. the two princes said that the time was right to recognise her positive impact with a permanent statue. simon jones has more. diana's home became the focus for the outpouring of grief following her death in a car crash in 1997. now it will take centre stage again for a new commemoration of her life. in a statement, the duke of cambridge and prince harry said: the statue will be erected here in the public gardens of kensington palace. the royal brothers say they hope it will allow all those who visit here to reflect on diana's life and legacy. work on the design will begin shortly, with the unveiling expected later this year.
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william and harry will be very much involved. it will be a difficult task, as it will always face criticism, whether it's a true likeness and true likeness is in the eyes of the beholder. some will say it is, some will say it isn't, so it's a difficult task when they choose the artist and the artist has to get it absolutely right. until now the main memorial has been a fountain in hyde park, in london. diana's sister will be on the committee tasked with commissioning and privately raising the funds for the statue. at kensington palace there is enthusiasm for the project. she was the people's princess, so i think it's a good idea. a lot of people were very attached to diana, so i think personally they would like to see it. i would like to see it. the unveiling will be one of several events this year to mark diana's life and work 20 years on. simonjones, bbc simon jones, bbc news. living standards could be set to fall this year, according to a report
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by a leading think tank. the resolution foundation said that although the uk experienced a mini—boom from 2014 to the beginning of 2016, rising prices and stagnating wages mean a bigger squeeze on our income. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. it may not feel like it for some of us, but we've enjoyed a mini boom in living standards over the past 2.5 years. that's thanks to low inflation, low interest rates and growing employment levels. but that's set to end, according to a think tank. the resolution foundation's annual living standards audit says the weaker pound will reduce our spending power, especially among low earners, and employers won't be able to increase wages as fast. while employment rates will slow down orfall this year. there are big things the government can do, but they can't deal with inflation, the government, but it can deal with trying to get even more people into work and solving some problems around productivity we might see wages growing quicker. the government said the uk under
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theresa may had the fastest growing economy in the g7 and it was determined to build an economy that worked for all. but the government's own official forecaster expects the economy to weaken somewhat this year and that could leave many of us a little bit poorer. joe lynam, bbc news. wildfires in chile are now known to have killed at least 11 people and left several thousand homeless. firefighters and volunteers are tackling more than a hundred separate fires, half of which are still out of control. the authorities have detained more than 20 people suspected of arson. french voters will choose today who is to be the socialist candidate in the presidential election. benoit hamon, who was sacked from the government in 2014, won the first round of the selection process. he's seen as a left wing rebel and he faces the former prime minister manuel valls. david beckham has been chosen as the castaway for the 75th anniversary episode of desert island discs. he revealed that he and his wife
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victoria used to have dates in restaurant car parks in the early days of their relationship in order to keep it a secret. that is not the most romantic place. but i can see the logic. isn't it funny how desert island discs lets people give away little details like that? the first one was in 1942 and the format has never changed. you choose your records that you would ta ke choose your records that you would take with you, a book and a luxury item. shall we tell everybody what his luxury item was? his england caps. i'm assuming he can take all of them with him. he must have quite a few. and his record choices included i am the resurrection by the stone roses. and later in the programme we'll be talking to the author ian rankin
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about his appearance on desert island discs. "it has been 20 years since our mother's death, and the time is right to recognise her positive impact in the uk and around the world with a permanent statue." those were the words of prince william and prince harry in a statement yesterday. there were no details of the design or who the sculptor might be, but it's hoped the figure will be unveiled in the public gardens of diana's former home, kensington palace, later this year. let's go to our london newsroom now and talk to camilla tominey, who's royal editor of the sunday express. this morning, camilla. it feels like an appropriate thing to do at the appropriate time. am i right?” think so. in many ways, this statue has been 20 years in the making. after her death, because she was such a warm character and so beautiful, it was thought it might not be right to immortalise her in
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stone. the diana fountain in hyde park was come up with, then the playground and the eternal flame that was put at the sight of the crash in paris on august 31, 1997, that everyone will remember so clearly. now with the sands of time, two decades on, it now feels right to immortalise her in a statue. and this has come directly from the printers, who have been pushing this. we knew it would be a year with a number of different commemorations and we have an exhibition of her greatest outfits and her wardrobe coming up at kensington palace next month. there will be a memorial garden there. this was william and harry saying they wanted a more permanent and more personal memorial to their mother. there were mixed reactions to the diana fountain. do you think this statue is a different thing entirely because it's so clearly has their backing and it comes from them? they were too young after she died, william was 15 and harryjust
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12, to have any role in the memorials, so that was done by committee. yesterday i spoke to rosa monckton, one of diana's best friends, who chaired the committee, and the notion was at the time she spent her life being stared at and it was not appropriate to have a statue and the boys were too young to have an input. we will all remember that ten years after she died they held that concert and there was a service of memorial at guards chapel near buckingham palace. 20 years on, she is regarded through the sands of time and as a global icon, but there has been some time for grieving. the princes are saying they don't want her to be erased from their memories and her charity work continues but there is still a sense that people want to go somewhere and pay their respects two decades on, which is only appropriate, especially at kensington palace, where the princes 110w kensington palace, where the princes now live, but equally was synonymous with diana throughout her life. and they are using their own money to
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pay for it? they are going to do private fundraising as well, looking for people to find it, but they have said they want to dip into their own pockets to make it special. they have not chosen a sculptor yet, which will be a committee decision. there are personal appointments to the committee. jamie lowther—pinkerton, their close friend, former private secretary, godfather to prince george, something of a father figure. and they have consulted prince charles and the queen about this, and they are fully supportive. this will be the central part of the commemorations marking 20 years since diana died this year. you have had some fantastic royal scoots over the last few years. congratulations. what themes will we be watching with the royal family this year? at the moment the headlines are focusing on the state visit which could prove diplomatically challenging because as we all know president trump's opinions on climate change and refugees, as we have seen in the
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last few hours, a very different to that prince charles and the younger royals. everyone has their eye on prince harry and meghan markle and where that relationship might go. we have the commemoration of diana's death and the queen and prince philip their 70th wedding anniversary. camilla is turning 70 later in the summer. it will be a busy royal year, which is great for people in my position career—wise! no time to catch your breath. it is lovely to talk to you. the royal editor of the sunday express. not one to go until we know the winner of the australian open men's singles title. it's the final that nobody expected but millions of tennis fans wanted. rafael nadal is facing his old adversary roger federer in a highly—anticipated battle in melbourne. the pair will meet on court for the 35th time since their rivalry began in 2004, and although federer has won more grand slam titles than any other
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male player in tennis history, it's nadal who's dominated in most of their head—to—head meetings. let's talk now to former british number one john lloyd. nice to see you. the 35th time they have met. what should we expect?” am hoping it will be an epic match, number one, and why not? the semifinals with dimitrov and rafael nadal was unbelievable. i am going for rafa but i am a bit concerned just because of the amount of time he spent in his five—hour match with dimitrov. if this was him five years ago when he was used to playing these matches, i would say it was him, but now it is the rest time with him not being used to it and all the injuries that could play a factor. it is like the old guard are back again. it is like turning back time. 0ver back again. it is like turning back time. over the last couple of years we have had fantastic players are merging to take over from them and
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110w merging to take over from them and now we have the two old stages again. roger is roger because of rafa, and rafa is rafa because of roger. they almost need each other. it isa roger. they almost need each other. it is a great rivalry. roger federer put something out when he was on tv afterwards, he said his record with rafa, i played him on play early on, and that was the reason, he didn't know how to play him in those days. sony is saying wipe out those clay—court matches that we played the past. —— so he is saying. they don't count! the odds are on roger federer‘s side if you look at the numbers but a lot else will figure in this. well, they know each other so in this. well, they know each other so well. the thing for me, the court surface is very quick at the australian open and it plays into both their hands. roger federer because he can end the points were quickly, but rafa gets the forehand
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up quickly, but rafa gets the forehand up nice and high and the balljumps off the court and it gets applied to federal‘s backhand, which has been his weakness in the past. —— gets up high to roger federer‘s backhand. but he has been working on that. i think he looks like he did five yea rs think he looks like he did five years ago and i honestly didn't think that would happen. there was a time when you thought he wouldn't come back to that level. well, the injuries. andy murray is sitting somewhere watching this. will he think this was his chance? it was a huge opportunity. at the beginning of the two weeks we thought it would either be andy murray or novak djokovic, and andy murray was the favourite. i think last year took more of a toll than we thought and even though he came in pretty eager, any and what did last year was ridiculous. i think it took its toll on him and he is exhausted. he needs a break to recharge the batteries. we talk about the time that he spent
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in miami doing the extra fitness work and the extra training, but this year i think that was condensed into something shorter than normal, maybe a fortnight, and those days are so maybe a fortnight, and those days are so intense, never mind the season are so intense, never mind the season he has just played and everything that has been happening. the training at that point is beyond,it the training at that point is beyond, it is another level. he is a warrior but you have got to be at the top. the training they do these daysis the top. the training they do these days is beyond belief and it is frightening. i watched them on court and you see the athleticism they have and what it is doing to their bodies. it is quite amazing. andy, he just needs to sit on the beach for a couple of weeks, and literally relax, because you never know what a year like the one he had last year does to you and you could see he was tired in the australian open. how do you prepare psychologically for a match like today? i think they have been there and done it so many times. it helps when you have people in yourcamp who
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times. it helps when you have people in your camp who have been there before. rafa has carlos moya who was number one in the world and roger federer has the previous number two in the world, so you have these conversations. people don't believe this when i tell them that even great players get nervous before finals. they walk on court and they look so relaxed like a stroll in the park, but they get nervous. it is psychologically talking about those moments that might happen. would they share the dressing room? are they share the dressing room? are theyin they share the dressing room? are they in different rooms? they will share a dressing room but they will be on different sites. one group on one side and one on the other. they will be nice. how are you? good luck. not! predictions? i am going for rafa but i will give myself an out, by saying that the semifinals might have taken its toll on them. and i will go for roger and that way
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we have covered it! you can go for a draw. thank you for coming in. you can hear live commentary on bbc radio 5 live and the matches on bbc two from one o'clock. and now we have the weather. good morning. a hailstorm went through cumbria leaving it seems like this in whitehaven with a centimetre covering the pavements. it came in off the irish sea, and it is this one working across the radar picture. we have a number of showers showing up with a more persistent area of rain making inroads across the far west of cornwall. there is a risk of ice up and down the country with temperatures below zero, especially where we have had showers overnight, so the roads could be slippery. we will see more persistent rain coming into southern wales and western england, but it is not certain how far east the rain
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band gets. across the east midlands and south east england we might not see the rain until after dark. some uncertainty about that. the rain should reach northern ireland for a time in the middle part of the day and in northern england and scotland it is more straightforward with sunshine and showers, and cool temperatures. the rain clears away from shetland to leave blustery showers for the northern isles. 0vernight it turns icy weather skies clear across the north of the uk. cloud further south for northern england. cloud patches compared to colder temperatures further north and east. it will be unsettled this week, which we haven't seen for some time. patty spells of rain possibly with severe gales late in the week but it will be mild. —— patchy spells of rain. 0n but it will be mild. —— patchy spells of rain. on monday patchy rain works in through the afternoon. across scotland and north east
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england, that will be the best sunshine but even here it will cloud overin sunshine but even here it will cloud over in the afternoon. with the cloud cover, miles, 12 degrees in south west england, but quite chilly in scotland and north east england. __ my in scotland and north east england. —— my mild weather. and i thought i would finish with this beautiful picture from aberdeenshire. that is beautiful because you have given athlete, hail and snow earlier, so more of those, please. four seasons in one day! a bit of everything. you are watching breakfast from bbc news. let's look at the papers. rabbi laura janner—klausner is here to tell us what has caught her eye. good morning. no surprise that it is all about donald trump in many of the newspapers. yes, and i feel ambivalent about the fact that there
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we re ambivalent about the fact that there were conversations with world leaders. there it is brilliant. i'm really ha p py leaders. there it is brilliant. i'm really happy he spent an hour on the phone to vladimir putin, because the more conversations, the more hope there is of communication, and stopping war, our primary aim. stopping killing. when we have countries not talking to each other in cold war. but on the other hand, the laws are very concerning. it made me think about this in particular because we are in manchester today and our synagogue in manchester last night held a choral extravaganza with christians, muslims, dues, people from hungarian backgrounds from local schools, and you think what is happening on the ground? —— jewish you think what is happening on the ground ? —— ' you think what is happening on the ground? ——jewish people. in britain we are devoted to looking after each other and diversity. how do you think the calls went? theresa may was criticised for not condemning his stance on immigration. and
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refugees, which is very different. clearly a lot of phone calls in one day. any other world leaders a p pa re ntly day. any other world leaders apparently ready to stand up to him and call him out on some things?” would prefer us not to know at this point. i would love relationships to be built on trust where things that happened for the first time in telephone calls, we don't know about them, because otherwise the real relationships don't happen. i am disconcerted by the phone call with vladimir putin. we are dying to know what will happen. maybe not because people are calling him out but because there is too much agreement which would be concerning. let's turn our attention to the sunday times. this is a funny story. i eat kids as deprived as the poorest. what are they on about? —— elite kids. there is a terrible explosion in mental ill health in the uk. this shows that people who come from
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families where they earn over £100,000 are twice as likely to have mental health problems. this cuts across class and money. and it means that when you look at people with money, rather than thinking they are fine in every way, we know that anxiety, distress, despair, affects young people of all ages. it is an extreme story but it does say that we should not think that money is the only factor. the headline is possibly misleading because it is talking about the labour peer david puttnam, saying children of the super—rich are as unhappy as the pooh super—rich are as unhappy as the poor. of course the word deprived is the wrong word. disadvantaged? but the wrong word. disadvantaged? but the headline says deprived, exactly right, a trigger word. you turn around and is louise mather use say really? if they have food on the table and eating, how can they beat deprived? —— you turn around and you
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say really? how can they be deprived? you read the headline and you think it is about jewellery but it is about mental health. by showing how much health you have on social media, in itself that is a corrosive dynamic for young people, for everybody, for people who see it and people who are showing it. the next story, the statue of princess diana. and that is linked to the last one because of course she had mental health problems, which we know, and one of the reasons that people loved her was because she said the truth. she said, i feel down, i have mental health problems. and she openly and beautifully empathised with people and she reached across the barriers that are set up to say, i am alongside you if you have hiv, and you are mentally ill. iam you have hiv, and you are mentally ill. i am with you. that is a beautiful message and i love the fa ct beautiful message and i love the fact that they will put up a statue
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and they are her kids, so go for it. doctors told not to upset transgender people doctors told not to upset tra nsgender people by doctors told not to upset transgender people by referring to people as expectant mothers.” transgender people by referring to people as expectant mothers. i have a child who is in trans, non—gendered binary, meaning they don't identify particularly as male 01’ don't identify particularly as male orfemale. from that don't identify particularly as male or female. from that world, they are saying don't use this language. as a straight person i might think, well, not to call people expectant mothers sounds over the top. it is not really for me to define. we used to have that discussion about chairman, andi have that discussion about chairman, and i am glad we use something else 110w. and i am glad we use something else now. we used to think that was extreme. it is all linked to mental health. young people's mental health, if they come from a trans background or reggae background, they are far more vulnerable, so we need to celebrate where people come from. —— gay background. but if you
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are not going to call a mother mother, what will you say? a parent. people used to talk only about mothering, and my husband would find that annoying because we equal parent. we don't mother. at the beginning people would have thought parenting was a ridiculous term. but what about fabulous fathers who are involved with parenting? when we change language to change society, it's great, and it feels ridiculous, too much, but as it manifests itself in social norms, it becomes more sensible. we should point out that this is just sensible. we should point out that this isjust one sensible. we should point out that this is just one of the things in the booklet from the bma but they have chosen that one. they say don't use the word surname but family name because that is male. the language thing is very important. just looking at pronouns for people. you
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say they rather than him and her. those things are very important. we have run out of time, thank you for coming in. lovely to see you. coming up coming in. lovely to see you. coming up in the next half an hour: i had the option of burgundy velvet knickerbockers, white tights and white ballet shoes. that sounds marvellous! named as one of the most stylish man on the planet, david beckham has revealed he always had an eye fora beckham has revealed he always had an eye for a killer outfit. that is coming up before nine o'clock. the headlines are next. hello, this is breakfast with. having up 4am, chris will get a look at the weather for us. —— coming up. american civil liberties campaigners have won a partial victory in their challenge to donald trump's ban on some people entering the us. the president had ordered that entry be refused to all refugees for 120 days,
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and to citizens of seven particular countries for 90 days. a number of travellers who were in the air when the ban came into force were detained on arrival in the us. but a federaljudge in new york said that visitors who'd set off with valid visas should not be deported. downing street says theresa may "does not agree" with donald trump's refugee ban, and will appeal to the us if it affects british citizens. the prime minister was criticised for refusing to condemn the president's executive order on saturday. at an earlier news conference in turkey, mrs may said it was up to the us to decide its own policy. her refusal to openly challenge the ban had prompted criticism from politicians, including conservative mps. a statue of princess diana has been commissioned by her sons, the duke of cambridge and prince harry. they will help pay for the sculpture, which will be placed in the grounds of her former home, kensington palace in london. the princes said that, 20 years after her death, the time was right to recognise their mother's positive impact around the world.
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living standards could be set to fall this year, according to a report by a leading think tank. research organisation the resolution foundation says that a mini—boom in living standards between 2014 and 2016 has now ended. they warn that household incomes are now growing at their slowest rate since 2013, as rising inflation and stagnant wages lower living standards across the uk. wildfires in chile are now known to have killed at least 11 people and left several thousand homeless. firefighters and volunteers are tackling more than 100 separate fires, half of which are still out of control. the authorities have detained more than 20 people suspected of arson. it's one of the most colourful events in the calendar. yesterday, people all over the world celebrated the start of the chinese new year. in hong kong, thousands took to the streets to watch the parades. many of the 3000 performers wore gold, yellow and brown, which are considered lucky colours in the year of the rooster.
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the festival also marked the 20th anniversary of the handover of the territory from british rule back to china. looks like a good party! it does, available people there. it is 832a. time to get sport now. the tennis is about to start any moment now. that's right, we are keeping an eye on that. it's just about to kick off. but before that, carl frampton, where did it go wrong? about halfway through, i think! where did it go wrong? about halfway through, ithink! 5000 irish fans there will be commiserating but i'm sure they will have a party anyway. in vegas, your! carl frampton has suffered the first defeat of his professional career. after 12 gruelling rounds at the mgm in las vegas, leo santa cruz is the new wba featherweight champion. this, of course, was the northern
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irishman‘s first defence of the title, which he won narrowly against santa cruz injuly, but this time round it was the mexican who edged it, winning with a majority points decision and ending frampton‘s unbeaten record. afterwards, frampton admitted the better man won, saying his opponent "probably deserved it", and even alluded to a third and final fight, possibly in belfast. there were plenty of shocks in the fourth round of the fa cup. wolves claimed the biggest scalp, knocking out liverpool, while non—league lincoln city will be in the last 16 for the first time since way back in 1902. it is the salute of the underdog, the club first performed by iceland in last summer's euros, whose u psta rt exa m ple in last summer's euros, whose upstart example wolverhampton wanderers followed gloriously. liverpool made nine changes and were just getting acquainted
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with each other when wolves went ahead. later in the half, the championship side sprung again. all it needed was for andreas weimann to stay calm, then composure could go out the window. liverpool got one back, but still went out of their second cup in a week. lincoln cathedral was once the tallest building in the world. the football club sits at a lower level, but keeps reaching new heights in the cup. brighton are on course for the premier league, but seemed to lose their bearings at sincil bank. it was made 2—1 to the non—league side, who couldn't believe their luck. but they didn't rely on fortune. as against ipswich in the last round, they mixed adrenaline with the cool head of theo robinson. lincoln city, for the first time in 115 years, are surely through now to the last 16 in the fa cup! from post match bubbly to a pre—match cuppa at white hart lane, wycombe boss gareth ainsworth would need something medicinal by the end.
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his fourth tier side tore into tottenham. paul hayes has done the rounds in his career, but he will remember this goal as well as any. and the penalty that came later, 2—0 wycombe. spurs brought it back 2—1, but wycombe weren't done. gary thompson, 3—2. only seven minutes of normal time left. ecstasy slid slowly into anxiety. but tottenham still had dele alli out there — a game changer. 89th minute, 3—3. still good enough to bring spurs back to buckinghamshire. then the most cruel twist — in the final seconds of stoppage time, heung—min son cancelled the replay. spurs limp on, the wanderers left wondering. arsenal sailed through to the fifth round of the fa cup after thrashing southampton 5—0. arsenal manager arsene wenger had to watch from the stands after his recent touchline ban but saw his side put five past southampton.
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two goals from the returning danny welbeck and a theo walcott hat—trick ensured the gunners safely reached the next round. manchester city came out on top against crystal palace, winning 3—0 in south london. yaya toure's free—kick adding to earlier goals from raheem sterling and leroy sane. the result means sam allardyce has just one win in eight since taking over as palace manager. premier league leaders chelsea are also safely through to the last 16 after they beat brentford 4—0 at stamford bridge. branislav ivanovic got the pick of their goals. the defender is linked with a move away from chelsea before the transfer window shuts on tuesday. rangers are back—up to second in the scottish premiership after beating motherwell 2—0 in a heated game at fir park. both sides had a player sent off in the first half. rangers left it late with goals from kenny miller and emerson hyndman. there were also wins for kilmarnock and stjohnstone. inverness and partick drew 0—0. justin rose is still in the hunt going into the final round of the farmers insurance open in san diego.
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this birdie at the fourth took him to 8—under—par, but he later dropped a shot to finish two behind leaders patrick rodgers and defending champion brandt snedeker, who are both on 9—under. rose is going for his eighth pga tour victory. now, yesterday's jump—racing at cheltenham was billed as a mini version of the famous march festival, with some of the sports' biggest names on the racecard. but the day ended in tragedy when many clouds, who'd surprised everyone byjust beating favourite thistlecrack in the big race, the cotswold chase, then collapsed and died shortly after crossing the finish line. many clouds won the same race back in 2015 before going—on to win the grand national. two backhand's all—time greats,
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roger federer and rafael nadal, i just getting under way in melbourne. they have met in eight grand slam finals before, nadal winning six of them. thank you very much indeed. from home baking, to knitting groups, the "do it yourself" movement looks here to stay. now there's been a spike in sales of pins, needles, patterns and sewing machines — suggesting more than a million people have taken up sewing in the last three years. joining us now is the great british sewing bee semi—finalist deborah simms, and tony sheridan, who's from the craft and hobby trade association. good morning to you both. some of these figures will be a surprise to many people. we saw the appeal with baking: you put it in the oven... talk us through sewing because it is somewhat more niche?” talk us through sewing because it is somewhat more niche? i think with shows like the sewing bee, it has
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released people's creativity. there is more available with youtube and online education portals and you can access that and understand how to do it and have some confidence and engaged. i think this hasn't gone away or been created, this is something that has been around for a long time, that in a creativity has been released by virtue of what is on our screens. it's about having a go in the first place and knowing you can do it, you just need someone to give you that little push. when you can see it being done, that gives you that confidence and then having the opportunity to go to classes, see it online or classes in the community, it gives you the confidence to say, i will give it a go, and then once you've done it once you will do it again. deborah, you obviously highly skilled. did you obviously highly skilled. did you learn at school, through family? there were sewing classes at my
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school, little bits and pieces, but i wouldn't really say i learnt anything that i continued to use a lot. it was mostly little bits and pieces i learned from my mum and my grandma, and then ijust kept going and learning new things. like tony was saying, with the advent of the internet, you can learn so muchjust from other people's experiences. we saw this earlier comic you came in and promised as you would make a brooch in the time we were on air this morning! look at that beautiful bbc brooch, i think it matches ben's sued! i think it is beautiful. tony, while we do that, talk us through what is most popular, because we mentioned about pins and needles in that sort of thing, it is across the board, there is demand for this stuff in the shops? absolutely. there's three areas for me, machine
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sewing, home decor, making gifts for yourself or others, home furnishings for the home and when you've got the embroidery with the machines and also clothes making. we've seen a massive resurgence over the course of the last year or so. then it is the traditional handcrafts like cross stitch and hand embroidery, where people of all ages now get involved in this. then there is the big one for me, quilting. wilting has been around since the 1300 and now because of the availability of content and user created content, you can tell a story yourself. —— quilting. our people sewing more because they are making a business ora because they are making a business or a living out of it or is it to do with our lifestyle now? is it because they want something that is not ina because they want something that is not in a computer screen, that is away from a television?” not in a computer screen, that is away from a television? i think it starts that way, it starts as an outlet and something they can do for themselves. the average sized woman
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now is a size 16 and i don't know if you find this but you go into clothes stores and they don't stock a lot of size 16 clothing must be the looking for something they can make themselves in the style they wa nt make themselves in the style they want and they can wear loads that are unique as well. once they get past that point and get more proficient, they start to think, why not me, why can't i sell this? how do you get from making something like this to making full clothes? starting with a pattern, so you will have something like this, which comes with instructions, and actually just comes with instructions, and actuallyjust going out than following the instructions step by. there are people out there now, independent designers, who saw there was a gap in the market for people trying to learn something brand—new, you can find patterns from independent designers and they give
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you pictures and step—by—step instructions and videos that follow, giving you very in—depth information about how to do it. they give you glossaries of information as well and sewing tips that you might not already know. time is against us, sadly. really nice to see you, thanks for coming in and thank you for the brooch. sadly this is where we say goodbye to ben and his brooch! are you going to leave that on for the programme on bbc one? maybe not! but before that, chris has the weather for us this morning. hello, ben and sally. this was the scene last night, a big hailstorm in camry last night. that worked through cumbria last night and we had a number of showers draped
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around our coasts as we started the day, more persistent showers across wales and south—west england. as we go through this morning, watch out for icy stretches on untreated pavements and services. we are expecting some rain to move in but thatis expecting some rain to move in but that is some uncertainty as when this rain will move in. we may see parts of the east midlands and east anglia and perhaps the south—east, but the rain doesn't arrive until after dark, that is a possibility. here we have got some sunshine but in the sunshine it is quite cold, temperatures 4—6d and if you showers for the northern isles and the highlands. overnight, ice returns with a risk across northern england and scotland. it will be relatively mild, 10 degrees in plymouth compared to the cold air across
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northern england and scotland, temperatures dipping down below freezing. looking at the weather for the week ahead, it will be a com plete the week ahead, it will be a complete change to what we have had over the past week. severe gales targeting the uk towards next weekend. we have got missed and hill fog patches. the air is relatively mild here, so temperatures up to 12 degrees for south—west england. highs ofaround degrees for south—west england. highs of around five or six celsius. i thought i would leave you with this stunning weather watcher picture from fraser brown in aberdeenshire. thank you very much indeed, beautiful shot behind you there. now, their eleventh hour escape on the eve of the second world war
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became the stuff of legend, earning international recognition for the man who organised it, sir nicholas winton. and now the surviving kindertransport children want to dedicate a memorial to the parents who boarded them on to winton's trains bound for britain in a desperate attempt to save them from the nazis. sir nicholas winton was of course reunited with some of the children he rescued, on that's life in 1988. let's take a look. i believe you still have the name tag around your neck you had when you arrived as a little girl.” tag around your neck you had when you arrived as a little girl. i ward this round my neck and this is the actual past that we were given to come to england and a number of the children which is saved. —— which you saved. lady milena grenfell—baines, who we just saw in that
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clip, joins us now. a tough watch. it was. there is the label. that is the label i was showing nicholas at the time. just tell me what this was and what this means to you now? it means my life. that's exactly what it represents. my that's exactly what it represents. my life was saved. it was attached to you? yes. in what circumstances? what was happening? the night we we re what was happening? the night we were leaving in prague. i was the train with my little sister and my mother took us to the railway station and my grandfather gave me an autograph book, which is falling to pieces, it is written in czech, but he is saying that i should remember to be faithful to the country i was leaving, to my parents and to my grandfather, who loved me
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very much. and i never saw him again, or my grandmother, my cousins, my aunts and uncles. i was very lucky that my parents actually we re very lucky that my parents actually were saved. rusi kaifi very lucky that my parents actually were saved. rusi kaif i take this out of here? yes but it might fall apart! -- are you ok if! out of here? yes but it might fall apart! -- are you ok if i take this out of here. i'm going to hold it up to the camera so that people can see it. while we're looking at this, just tell me, why the memorial, what is it going to be like? just about four years ago, one of us now living in israel was visiting the nikki and brie said, you are well—known now and people know about us, but our pa rents were and people know about us, but our parents were the heroes and it's time we remember our parents. he sort of send a message to us in prague and in england. two of us got together with friends in prague and
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we set up a competition for the memorial. the results we didn't like, and someone said all we need isa like, and someone said all we need is a window saying goodbye. on our desk here this morning, we have...” can turn it around. what we have now isa can turn it around. what we have now is a door of the train, with the window and on one side there will be pa nts window and on one side there will be pants of the parents and on the other, and is of the children. what is happening, the dollar is being made in slovakia, the glass window is being made in the czech republic. two of the little hands cast are my great—grandchildren. so it is very much a british, czech, and slovak co—operation for a memorial, which will stand on the prague railway station. the prague railway station people have been most cooperative. we are collecting money, of course, for it. we have set up a website,
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which is we need £100,000. why has it taken so long for the memorial to happen? good question. i don't know. i think nicholas winter was the man who saved us and all our attention was focused on that. —— nicholas winton. we felt we needed something is not just for the winton drains but fall of the kindertransport children. all the people in that clip, adults standing up there, they were all saved by him. oh, yes. i've got the
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list, with my name on it. there is the list with our two macro—name. these are the records of the children. that is the list that nicky put together before he left and found families for them. actually we were brought to ashton underlying and we lived with a family who had a terraced house and a two up two down and they had a daughter who they sent to live with her grandmother so they could take us. we hope that by late spring the memorial will be ready. we have had m essa g es memorial will be ready. we have had messages from america, from all over the place. starting from £10, to £1000, to £5,000. the czech minister
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of finance has given us 1 million crowns from his own funding. they still need a little bit more. thank you very much for bringing all these precious things in and coming in to talk to us. thank you very much, thank you. it is a 50 2am. there's a big birthday for a hugely popular radio programme today. desert island discs turns 75. more than 3,000 famous faces have been castaway since the radio 4 programme was first broadcast in 1942. each episode sees a guest choose eight songs, a book and a luxury item that would give them comfort if they were shipwrecked. it's amassed an audience of 2.8 million.
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so what's behind it's lasting appeal? let's take a look. do you think you would be fine on a desert island? yes, iwould be. i'd be too fine actually because i have a tendency to isolate myself so it would probably be the worst place for me. you'd be better off to put me in a shopping centre. you are one of the very few people who's a public figure with an unimpeachable quality. i'm very peachable if people know how to peach. how does one peach david attenborough? laughter. that would be letting on. i've done half of my community service. i did some very interesting work with people with mental health problems and i also scrubbed down some very dirty rooms and made chicken for heaters for some homeless people which was nice. you were six years old and you were going to be a pageboy at a wedding and tell me what you wanted to wear, young david beckham. i had the option of burgundy velvet knickerbockers with white tights
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and white ballet shoes. did you feel the bee's knees? i felt great! the author and former desert island discs castaway ian rankinjoins us now from our edinburgh studio. simon o'hagan from the radio times is also with us. ian, you had the phone call, how does it go from that point where they ask you to appear? well, the call comes and they say you need eight records and it should be a kind of story of your life. i sat down and started working on it and i got back in touch and they asked how it was going and i said i had got it down to about 45! it was incredibly painful to get it down to eight. our producer had to sit with me to get it down from 12 to eight, which was absolutely brutal! i travelled down to london and recorded the show. it was one of sue lawley‘s final recordings. she was very relaxed. even when i played a bit of mogwai,
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which is a scottish noise band, she wasn't too perturbed! have you looked back since and thought, actually i wish i had put that on the list or there is a new piece of music or song that i wish i could put in now? all the time! if they could have given me 20 would have been a lot happier... but the eight i chose, most would still be there because they represent moments of my life and those haven't changed. the first record that i bought, or the record that i used to listen to when i wrote my books or that kind of thing. those haven't changed. i'm pretty ha p py thing. those haven't changed. i'm pretty happy with the eight. just out of interest, what book did you choose? i managed to sneak 12 books past sue which i was very raised about, because i said i would take the dance to the music of time, which is actually 12 novels! so i
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got away with that one. simon, what is it about desert island discs that makes it so special, that we could hear ian saber, makes people relax and say all this wonderful stuff press jamaat i think it's primarily because it is a huge honour to be invited onto the programme when you feel honoured like that, you sort of 08 to the programme and its great tradition to give it your best. -- you owe it. no one goes on because they are trying to plug a new movie ora they are trying to plug a new movie or a new book, which you get on a chat show and that is fine, but desert island disk is not a chat show, it is of a different, higher order, really. anybody like ian who has been invited on, they respect that. ian, when you went on, were you expecting a grilling from sue lawley or did you go into it quite relaxed and happy to chat?” lawley or did you go into it quite relaxed and happy to chat? i had been told and —— and old wives tale, you take your shoes and socks off
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and sit on the sand to replicate the desert island! i had almost turned up desert island! i had almost turned up with a hawaiian shirt to play the part! sue was incredibly well prepared, the research was impeccable and the team had spent a lot of time researching my life to make sure she picked up some of the key moments. she was cycling away. it is recorded as live, so she listened to some of my choices and they could see her brow furrowing at points but mostly she was very happy. obviously you're a fan, who have you really enjoyed listening to? i'm really looking forward to david beckham, that is a real coup. you get very personal which tell you a lot about the person. you learn a lot more about someone like victoria wood or george michael does they are relaxed as they do the interview and it is not really a grilling as such,
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it is not really a grilling as such, it is not really a grilling as such, it isa it is not really a grilling as such, it is a relaxed environment. simon, very briefly, have there been any disasters? i love the story, i listened to do it live at the time when norman mailer requested his luxury as a stick of marijuana and rory lumley was so shocked, he said, this is a legal talk, mr meyler! i'm sure kirsty wouldn't allow that! thank you very much. desert island discs will celebrate its 70 fed anniversary with david beckham on radio 4 at anniversary with david beckham on radio4at 11:15am. anniversary with david beckham on radio 4 at 11:15am. —— 75th anniversary. that is it from us. act this is bbc news. the headlines at 9am: ajudge in the united states issued a temporary halt to the deportation of visa holders of refugees stranded at airports following donald trump's
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decorative order. —— executive order. downing street say theresa may does not support president trump's immigration policy after she was criticised for not condemning it during her trip to turkey. a warning that living standards could be set to fall because of higher inflation and stagnating wages. a statue of diana princess of wales is to be built in kensington palace by her sons prince harry and the duke of cambridge. also in the next hour: back to the future part two. roger federer and rafael nadal relive the glory days as they go head to head in the australian open.
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