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hello, this is breakfast, with steph mcgovern and jon kay. victory for the democratic unionists, but only by a single seat in northern ireland's assembly elections. sinn fein were the night's big winners with a significant surge of support, as they closed the gap on the dup. good morning. it's saturday, march 4th. we'll be live in belfast in the next few minutes. also ahead: mercedes recalls 75,000 cars in the uk because of a risk of them catching fire. sweeping away the small print — the chancellor promises a crackdown on consumer rip—offs. could the uk quit the eu without paying a penny? a house of lords report says the government isn't legally obliged to contribute to the cost of brexit. good morning.
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in sport: a century from captain morgan sets up england for victory in the first one—day international against west indies. how do make sure your children get a good night's sleep? a panorama investigation finds a big rise in the number of youngsters being diagnosed with sleep disorders. every time i see the children yawn, i want to as well. and sarah has the weather. good morning. it is an unsettled, showery weekend. most of us would see sunshine on saturday or sunday. i will have a full forecast for you in about 15 minutes. thanks. good morning. first, our main story. the democratic unionist party has been narrowly returned as the biggest party in elections for the northern ireland assembly. but the result means they're now just one seat ahead of sinn fein, having entered the election ten ahead. the dup emerged with 28 seats, and sinn fein with 27. the parties now have three weeks to establish a government. this report from our ireland correspondent chris buckler contains flash photography.
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if walking out of government was a gamble for sinn fein, it's paid off. they increased their share of the vote and narrowed the gap between them and their old coalition partners, the dup. but the result leaves major questions about the future of power—sharing in northern ireland. i said consistently throughout the campaign, sinn fein aren't interested in going back to the status quo. that remains the position. the dup have to fundamentally change their ways and be true to the principles of power—sharing if they want to go back into the institution. sinn fein had called for the dup leader, arlene foster, to step aside as first minister during a public enquiry into a botched green energy scheme. when she refused, sinn fein left their coalition government, forcing her from office. now there's work to be done and work to quickly mend the relationship, which had been frayed by the discord of this election. but it was some of stormont‘s opposition parties that suffered
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most in this election. i shall make my statement and leave the stage. the leader of the ulster unionists, mike nesbitt, stood down because of their poor performance. it will now be up to the leaders of sinn fein and the dup to draw battlelines in the inevitable negotiations to try to form a government. joining us from belfast newsroom is our correspondent gillian hargreaves. morning to you. what do you make of them, then, the winners and losers? this significantly alters the dynamic of northern ireland politics now, because unionist parties for so long, the dominant force in northern ireland are now in retreat. sinn
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fein searched ahead. it is now on the heels of the dup. when it comes to the share in the vote there is something like 0.2% difference between the parties. when they get together and try to form a government next week, it will be interesting to see where the balance of power now lives. the dynamic change in terms of the numbers in the seats and around the table as they try to begin forming that government. what happens next, then, over the next three weeks?m government. what happens next, then, over the next three weeks? if they thought fighting in an assembly election was hard work, they have another think coming, because on monday they will all go to stormont, they will be given their new passes and shown their desks on the then they have to get to the business of trying to form government. they have three weeks of talks to try to find common ground. if they can't the secretary of state at westminster has three options. he can call for more elections, he can give them more elections, he can give them
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more time everything is talking will help, or he can impose direct rule from the westminster government, that basically means that ministers around the cabinet in london are running northern ireland's affairs with the help of civil servants here. thank you. more on that this morning. britain wouldn't be legally obliged to pay a final budget contribution to the eu after brexit. that's according to a group of cross—party peers. 0ur political correspondent ellie pricejoins us now from our london newsroom. in terms of what this means, it is complicated, we are talking the small print of brexit, what does it all mean? if we talk about it as a divorce we are talking about the alimony. instead of talking about the cd collection and who pays the ongoing battle for the dog, we are talking about things like how much britain pays to the things in the budget it has signed up for, what
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contribution should we make to the pensions of eu staff? it is an awful lot of money and one of the numbers at the moment is around 60 billion euros, £52 billion, although one eu source recently told the bbc that those in the negotiations would be willing to accept something further towards 3a billion euros, £29 billion. there certainly lots of money. this report from the government is that this report from the government needs to be decided and sorted because ridge wants to have a relationship with the eu after brexit, so if you sell the relations on this brexit deal, then you might ruin relationships in the future. it is a complicated one, thank you. mercedes—benz is to recall around one—million cars because they're at risk of catching fire. it's because of a fault found within newer models which can cause them to overheat on starting. it's thought around 75,000 cars in the uk could be affected but mercedes says the risk to customers is small. the models at fault include some a, b, c, and e—class cars
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as well as mercedes‘ cla, gla and glc vehicles. anyone who's bought a car between 2015 and 2017 could be affected but mercedes says the risk to customers is small. mercedes say they're aware of 51 fires so far, but that no deaths or injuries had been recorded. it's thought owners will be contacted later this year. we will keep across this. reports from france suggest the owner of peugeot and citroen has reached an agreement to buy vauxhall. the deal has been subject to three weeks of talks, but there are concerns about what it could mean for the thousands of vauxhall employees in the uk. andy moore reports. vauxhall builds the vivaro van at luton. around 70,000 rolled off the production line last year.
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and at elsemere port about 120,000 vauxhall astras are built every year. as well as those employed directly by gm, thousands more work in the supply chain. there are also 15,000 people in the pension scheme at one of the uk's largest. they have already been told that they will be no worse off under the new deal. the good news is that the psa group, which owns peugeot and citroen, has promised not to cut anyjobs in the uk before 2020, and the future after that is uncertain. psa's boss carlo tavares has already had talks on the phone with the pm theresa may. there were words but no promises were made. vauxhall is set to become the second—biggest carmaker after vw. there are fears french jobs will come ahead of english ones. the unite secretary len mccluskey
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has been involved in talks with the psa bosses. he called vauxhall a jewel within the crown of gm's european business. last autumn the government did a deal to keep nissan in sunderland. the company was promised free access to european markets whatever happened after brexit. psa may well seek similar assurances. companies who automatically sign up customers for subscription services without their knowledge face a government crackdown in next week's budget. the government will announce plans to help people avoid so—called "subscription tra ps" by being notified before a payment is taken. joe lynam reports. hands up how many of us have genuinely read through all of the small print at the end of a contract before we signed with a pen or online? citizens advice says two thirds of us skim through without reading it all. and after a free trial at the gym
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or some credit checking services, many of us end up unwittingly committing to paying subscriptions for months, which are tricky to get out of. now the government is consulting on ways to avoid these subscription traps by ensuring consumers are notified clearly and in good time when a payment is about to be taken. the plans also include making the fine print of terms and conditions a lot shorter, larger and clearer. and the government might also give the competition and markets authority extra powers to prosecute rogue companies. people losing hundreds of pounds as a result of these subscription traps. what tends to happen is people sign up in good faith for a free trial or a one—off discount only to then find as a result of incredibly complex terms and conditions that they end up having money taken out of their account without their knowledge for things that they neither want nor need. i think it's a really good decision for the government to act on this. even if proposals are brought
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into law, consumers still need to be more proactive. read contracts and study your bank statements is the message from consumer advocates everywhere. schools in england are to get a share of £215 million to improve facilities for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. ministers say the money can spent on specialised classrooms and resources, but not on general day—to—day school budgets. it comes as many local councils complain of a crisis in school funding. 0ne teaching union has described the new money as just a drop in the ocean but the government insists it will make a difference. i know of one head teacher who spoke to me who said just a small amount of capital investment can have a huge impact. it could be putting a lift into the school, it could be putting a kitchen, enhancing specialism in the classroom, so these are really important parts of investing in those children who have every right to have a great education as any other. later we'll ask a special education needs charity how pupils may benefit from the money, and whether it goes
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far enough to address the challenges facing schools. that's in two minutes. sir bruce forsyth has reportedly returned home after spending five nights in intensive care. the 89—year—old was being treated for a severe chest infection. in a statement released by his agent, sir bruce said he wanted to "say a special thank you to all the nhs doctors, nurses and staff" for their "kindness and ca re". get well soon to him. it's got to be the world's longest pub crawl — one group of friends has visited 20,000 boozers over three decades. it wasn't just one night, though, was it? still, commitment. it started back in wales in 1984. i wonder what they looked like when it started. since then, the group's co—founder pete hill has knocked
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back — right, wait for this — 46,632 pints. you wouldn't want to know that number, would you, if you were him. along the way, mr hill's collected tens of thousands of pounds for charity by asking for a £1 donation from each landlord. well done. my goodness. that is a force to be reckoned with, isn't it? well—deserved rest. new classrooms and improved resources — the promise from the government as it unveils a £215 million cash injection for schools in england. ministers say the money will be spent on improving facilities for children with special educational needs and disabilities. but one teaching union has described the funding as just a drop in the ocean. alison wilcox is from the charity the national association of special educational needs and joins us from our london newsroom.
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thank you forjoining us on brea kfast thank you forjoining us on breakfast this morning. £215 million, how much difference can that may? i think it has the potential to make quite a difference for children and young people with high levels of need while recognising that once split across local authorities and the many different schools there is a limit to how much each school will receive an benefit from. going through this it says 215 million altogether, and that means every council it in england will get half £1 million. if you think about the number of schools, it isn't going to go too far, is it? that is a really good point, but what's important is for local areas to work strategically and to really involve notjust children and young people and their pa rents children and young people and their parents and carers in decisions to make about how to spend this money but also look at how to do that strategically across schools so they can work together to look at areas
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of need rather than individual schools' needs perhaps to spend the money in the best way to look at meeting the needs of that area. the minister a couple of minutes ago was talking about a school that might be able to put in a lift or something like that to give improved access to other parts of the buildings but it can cost tens of thousands of pounds in one school alone, can't it? absolutely, and that is why it is important to look at needs in areas and for leaders in education to make decisions about how to support needs across the area. and absolutely, looking at the fact that funding can be spend on things like increasing places for specialist units, so some schools have special provision attached to the school for specific need, and this can be used to improve delmer increase places, and those decisions need to be made across an area, not single school at single school decision levels of white we have talked a lot in brea kfast white we have talked a lot in breakfast about funding and education. we have heard from teachers and pupils that there isn't
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enough money at the moment for basics like orcs and printing paper and that kind of thing. you think thatis and that kind of thing. you think that is where the money should be spent, really, that would be better for more kids? -- books. no, we need to absolutely welcome the fact that the funding is targeted at children and young people with high levels of need. and this is a group for whom any kind of extra funding would be really, really welcomed in schools, most definitely. and, i mean, how much money beyond the 200 million is really needed to make our school building is truly access a ball, truly usable, by every pupil?|j think truly usable, by every pupil?” think that is really difficult to a nts think that is really difficult to ants and all schools are well aware of how to develop accessibility —— accessible. that is what they have to do, produce and accessibility plan, so they will look at that, and there are wider needs in terms is to short education, certainly, notjust youngsters with a high level of need that we see this funding targeted towards, looking at supporting teachers to meet the needs of all
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children and young people in their classrooms day to day and that is an area which would also benefit from extra funding for teachers learning, teachers cpd, continuing professional development. thank you very much indeed forjoining us on brea kfast. here is sarah with a look at this morning's weather. a lovely picture, and it seems that u nsettled a lovely picture, and it seems that unsettled is the word of the day. that's it, and this was taken yesterday in st ives, in cornwall. we will see some pretty big shower clouds like this one again across many parts of the country today but not everywhere. some of us will be lucky enough to see some dry and sunny weather. low pressure is well and truly in charge of our weather, sitting out across more westerly parts of the uk and we have these fairly slow—moving weather front so some pretty heavy rain across parts of scotland, hill snow as well. the heaviest rain clearing out of northern ireland. we will notjust
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have wet and snowy weather on top of the hills but also a risk northerly wind blowing across the eastern part of scotland. for northern ireland a return to heavy showers after the more persistent rain but for the bulk of england and wales a lot of dry weather away from coastal areas. the far east coast in the far west of england and parts of wales will see showery rain, some of them heavy and blustery with some gale force will just of wind and blustery with some gale force willjust of wind across the south—west of england and wales as well. away from the coast, much of england and wales and southern scotla nd england and wales and southern scotland later on does look largely dry with milky sunshine breaking through. further heavy showers rolling in from the west later in the day with some thunderstorms likely as well. temperatures around seven 01’ likely as well. temperatures around seven or eight degrees in the north, quite chilly, but we could see ten to 12 further south. some football games happening today, should be dry in manchester and liverpool, but the chance of some showers later in the day. this area of low pressure is still worth with us through the second half of the weekend. some
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quieter weather but then through the day on sunday we are going to see this frontal system moving its way west to east across really the bulk of england and wales. all of us across england and wales should see across england and wales should see a spell of wet weather. scotland having a dry day tomorrow, a better day compared with today. seven or eight degrees, still pretty chilly. further heavy showers and a really u nsettled further heavy showers and a really unsettled picture, all in all, but some of us will see some sunshine in between those showers. looking ahead through monday and tuesday, some u nsettled through monday and tuesday, some unsettled weather particularly towards the north and west but further south we will start to see some drier and eventually some brighter weather through the middle of the week. thank you very much. we have followed their story from the very start, the four mums who made history by rowing across the atlantic ocean, and into the record books. they are known as the yorkshire rows, and now their extraordinary tale has been made into a book. breakfast‘s jayne mccubbin has been catching up with them. they were the four ordinary mums who
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had had an extraordinary dream. and now, to match their place in the record books, a book launch of their very own. let's recap, shall we? this was the moment they set a world record, the moment they conquered an ocean. and what a journey it had been. yorkshire rows had laughed and danced their way across the atlantic, or so we thought. you never told us that the time, but there had been a huge row onboard there had been a huge row onboard the boat. was that ask? well, i had been rowing non—stop for two hours. ithen been rowing non—stop for two hours. i then finished a shift, it needed a week, was in mid— flow on the bucket and skipper here told me to get off the bucket. —— wee. and skipper here told me to get off the bucket. -- wee. when a girl has
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to go, skipper, a girl has to go. yes, but we were in immediate danger. there are other revelations as well. the secret crush. yes. mike bushell! it is all coming out now. they haven't stopped, from the moment the ore is went down. there have been invitations to the palace, mixed with royalty, they have mixed with celebrity, they have become celebrity. —— oars. the documentary about you is winning international film competitions, i hear. yes, yes. so you went to munich. yes, we did. i went to new york, we got a standing ovation. i went to leeds. their story has spread from yorkshire around the world, as has their inspiration, which is why we have arranged a surprise visit for them. do a little term. these ladies
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have been inspired to do exactly the same row after seeing them on brea kfast. same row after seeing them on breakfast. when i saw them i thought those ladies look just breakfast. when i saw them i thought those ladies lookjust like me, and if they can do it then there is no reason why i shouldn't do it. these are the ladies who are going to take our record. so it was yorkshire rows past the basson to the atlantic ladies. is it time for them to put up ladies. is it time for them to put up theirfeet? ladies. is it time for them to put up their feet? —— ladies. is it time for them to put up theirfeet? —— baton. not on your nellie. niki and i are doing a six—day ultra marathon across the sa ha ra six—day ultra marathon across the sahara desert. are you crazy? no, just got to dream big. but the dream big. nothing can stop them. go
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yorkshire. yorkshire rows two, the sequel, and three! i like that they have inspired others to have a go, because they look like me.” remember the first time they came in and sat here, and it was a great story, we wondered if they were actually going to do it, and they kept going and going. shall we look through some of the front pages and some of the papers. the daily mirror saying that bruce forsyth is back home after being in intensive care for a couple of days, telling friends that the nhs saved his life. if we look at the daily mail, the story they are following in the paper is about the parents of a child who is very ill, and their mother last night told of the nightmare of being given a month to save her ba by‘s nightmare of being given a month to save her baby's life. seven months
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old today, and desperately ill, and doctors said he should be allowed to die. the sun's front page of a story about a robbery at the former england ca ptain‘s about a robbery at the former england captain's house, and they are investigating the theory that he was robbed after putting pictures on social media of himself away on holiday skiing, possibly giving robbers the clue the house was empty and unattended. like kim kardashian in putting pictures of herjewels, and then they get stolen. the times has a picture of alexis sanchez, playing arsenal later today. a massive game in the premier league. also an interesting piece down the bottom. they are planning to change the rules of penalty shootouts because they have done a study which shows that 60% of penalty shootouts are won by the team that takes the first penalty kick, so they are not very fair. 60%. first penalty kick, so they are not very fair. 6096. 6096 of the time that goes first win the penalty shootout so goes first win the penalty shootout so they are going to try and make it
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more like a tennis tiebreak on the first player leaves one point, the next player placed to, and they mix it up next player placed to, and they mix itupa next player placed to, and they mix it up a bit —— next player plays two. it affects other sports, hockey as well, anything which has penalties you have to think about mixing it up everybody. have you got any advice about what you do to make sure you get to sleep? just don't think about stuff. that is the time when i can sleep, when your head is full of stuff and it is all buzzing around, you just need to somehow... i don't know how, but that is the moment when i can't sleep. when there is a list of things. maybe a pad at the dead you could write it down and then you don't —— had by the bed. there is a reason we are talking about this. i thought you had had a bad night! we are talking about in particular parents struggling to get
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their kids to sleep. it is a problem parents tackle every night up and down the country — how to make sure your children get a good night's sleep. a panorama investigation has found a big rise in the number of youngsters being admitted to hospital with sleep disorders. but getting into a good routine can be tough, as parents of toddler elise have been finding out. a lot of people feeling the pain of that household this morning. getting in touch in the usual ways as well. xena in london has e—mailed them, saying her one—year—old gets to sleep at 7pm and her advice to struggling parent is to start routine early as early as you can. she says no matter how young your baby is, start the way you mean to go on. terry has been in touch, he isa go on. terry has been in touch, he is a grandad and he says to get his grandson to sleep he just reads a book, and eventually he would be fast asleep and so would i. you have
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to be careful you don't fall asleep while the child are still awake, been there. stevens says no screen time for at least an hour before bedtime, and comforting toys. ross on facebook says the super high—quality kids audio book with a video of the book is his suggestion, which goes against the idea of not having a screen. you could just watch breakfast on repeat. are you suggesting we are boring and we put children to sleep? back on facebook says my children don't have tv in their bedroom, —— bec. stella, who has nine children, says the first and last were a nightmare. with nine children in the house it must be absolute pandemonium trying to get them to sleep. from the age of nine months they would not get to sleep. kids are all different, there isn't a magic solution. i think that is really good point, kids are all different. steve switches off the
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internet at 10pm, much to his daughter's discussed. they have got over it and they have gone to sleep. you can see panorama: sleepless britain at 8:30pm on monday on bbc one. thank you for those messages you have sent in this morning. coming up in the next half—hour: ending " pyjama pa ralysis". we will meet the hospital staff encouraging patients to get out of their bedclothes, because it helps them get better more quickly. we are talking about going to bed, and then we are talking about get your pyjamas off? stay with us. headlines coming up. hello, this is breakfast withjon kay and steph mcgovern. coming up before 8am,
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sarah will have your full weekend weather forecast. but first at 7:30am, a summary of this morning's main news. the democratic unionist party narrowly remains the largest party in northern ireland after a snap election. but the result means they're now just one seat ahead of sinn fein, having entered the election ten ahead. the dup emerged with 28 seats, and sinn fein with 27. the parties now have three weeks to establish a government. companies that use confusing small print to mislead customers face a crackdown in next week's budget. plans include making sure consumers are notified before a payment is taken and simplifying small print. citizens advice says two thirds of people skim through terms and conditions without reading them, meaning they get caught in a "subscription trap," not realising they may have to pay for a service after a free trial has ended. britain might be legally obliged to pay a final budget contribution
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to the eu after brexit. that's according to a group of cross—party peers. but the house of lords study suggests a payment may be politically necessary to reach an agreement on the uk's withdrawal. it's been reported the eu may demand a "divorce bill" of up to 52 billion pounds. reports from france suggest the owner of peugeot and citroen has reached an agreement to buy vauxhall. the deal has been subject to three weeks of talks between general motors and the psa group. the new owners have reportedly promised there'll be no ukjob cuts before 2020. schools in england are to get a share of £215 million to improve facilities for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. ministers say the money can be spent on specialised classrooms and resources but not on general day—to—day school budgets. it comes as many local councils complain of a crisis in school funding. 0ne teaching union has described the new money as just a drop in the ocean but the government
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insists it will make a difference. i know of one head teacher who spoke to me who said just a small amount of capital investment can have a huge impact. it could be putting a lift into the school, it could be putting a kitchen, enhancing specialism in the classroom, so these are really important parts of investing in those children who have every right to have a great education as any other. sir bruce forsyth has reportedly returned home after spending five nights in intensive care. the 89—year—old was being treated for a severe chest infection. in a statement released by his agent, sir bruce said he wanted to "say a special thank you to all the nhs doctors, nurses and staff" for their "kindness and ca re". all the best to him, and other show biz news. disney has released the first photo of the new—look mary poppins. more than 50 years after julie andrews played the dancing
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nanny, emily blunt will be donning her navy coat and patterned carpet bag for the sequel, mary poppins returns, which is due to be released on christmas day next year. there you go. so not even christmas day this year. that's ages. in a yea r‘s day this year. that's ages. in a year's time they will reveal another picture. from a slightly different angle. who goes to the cinema on christmas day? in america. straight to the films. obviously straight to the films on the sofa after turkey,
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sure, but not the cinema on christmas day. yes, that would be weird, wouldn't it? we're gonna talk about the cricket, a good day for england in the west indies, and a trip to the west indies would be lovely right now. not on christmas day? they play all around christmas, they spend so long way from home, it is remarkable, what they give in terms of their personal life for their sport. england beat west indies by 45 runs in the first one—day international in antigua. and captain eoin morgan was inspirational, hitting a century as england set their hosts a victory target of 297. chris woakes and liam plunkett did the damage in the reply, taking four wickets apiece. so, england are 1—0 up in the three match series, with the second game tomorrow at the same ground. andy murray said it wasn't the best match but victory over lucas pouille took him through to the final of the dubai championships. murray admitted his legs were a bit tired after his quarter—final against philipp kohlschriber, which included a tie—break of over half an hour, but he beat pouille
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in straight sets and he'll face fernando verdasco in today's final. i've had some big wins this week, so it will be a tricky match, because he is a leftie and he goes for his shots. he has a lot of power, a lot of talent in his hands, so i would try, you know, try to dictate as many points as i can, because when he's on the baseline moving the ball around it is very tough. british athlete andrew pozzi has won the first major title of his career, taking gold in the 60—metres hurdles at the european indoor championships in belgrade. pozzi has been hit by a series of injuries but said that through the "toughest times and darkest days" he always believed he could win a major title. it means everything. i wasn't sure i would get to the level. to win with grit and determination, i am just over the moon. it really is great. laura muir has promised to bring her a game, as she chases a european double.
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she won her heat in the 1500—metres to make today's final, and she also goes in the 3,000 metres final tomorrow, after pacing herself and finishing fifth in that heat. after all the talk, some of it not too pleasant, finally it's fight night. tony bellew and david haye will go head to head tonight — the fight live on 5live from 10pm. bellew, the world cruiserweight champion, is fighting for the first time as a heavyweight. and he was nearly a stone lighter than haye on the scales. he is prepared and ready to perform for the two—round fight. he should never be that weight. he has manufactured heavyweight. he is not really a heavyweight right now. not in a million years. up there he looks fantastic. when you get close to him he is trembling. he is trembling. and he isjust... he doesn't... he is not as confident and he does not believe the things he is saying. i look at him, he is actually trembling. i was hoping he would look a little bit more physically impressive. you know, some type of remnants of abdominal muscles or some sort, but he looked very smooth,
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he didn't look good in my opinion, so it doesn't bode well for him. you know, i have knocked out guys a lot bigger, stronger and more athletic than him, so i don't see what he can do other than just get smashed. was he trembling? i don't think so. i think was he trembling? i don't think so. ithink in was he trembling? i don't think so. i think in the next hour we will speak with a boxing pundit to get behind all of the trash talked to find out what's actually going on and who is likely to win. ok, thank you very much indeed. mike has been up to one of his usual interesting sport pieces. cycling on ice. it's not normally a good idea, but "ice biking" is becoming a booming sport all over the world, especially in scandinavia. now it's arrived in the uk too, so naturally we sent our own mike bushell to give it a go. what could possibly go wrong? for some of us, ice skating can be a
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bit of a challenge, unless you do it regularly, well, it can be quite a bit of pain and humiliation without much gani —— gain. under starters orders and ready to go, one of scandinavia's popular new sports has arrived on the ice in the uk as well now. on these ice bikes, back wheels have been replaced. some people are afraid of ice skating and afraid of falling over and giving it a try, this is a lot more inclusive. everyone can give it a go. you haven't got to worry about falling over or anything like that. anyone can do it. i have been overtaken again. this takes some getting used to at first. especially the way you glide around those corners. when that can be contacted in these
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frantic wheel to wheel touches, these slightest nudge is we'll send you into a spin, even more so in these races held across scandinavia and the netherlands in which riders reach speeds of 25 mph. and this sport, which is changing perceptions about cycling on ice, has now spread as far as mexico as well as in the uk. this really works the legs. you are pedalling furiously to try to get up speed and then you are flying around the corner. well, what a workout. it is very fast, like, you can lose it quite hard on the corners but it is so much fun to do it. it is a bit like a spin class on ice. in scandinavia they can hold the longer races on frozen lakes and while tamworth doesn't have such icy exposure is they do hold a tour de france — style injury race around the track. it is exciting and new, something you haven't tried before, but the outside of your comfort zone may be an introducing you to things you have never seen may be an introducing you to things you have never seen before. and no
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skating skills are required. think wacky skating skills are required. think wa cky ra ces skating skills are required. think wacky races but a bit of ice. good for mike, excellent stuff, and it would explain why he isn't here today. you wonder how many sports they can think of, it is amazing, isn't it. if you are watching in your pyjamas right now, listen up. there is a theory out there that suggest getting out of your pyjamas might make you feel better. it makes you feel more independent. it started off as a simple idea from nurses in nottingham, and has now turned into a global movement. the "pj paralysis" campaign encourages patients to get up and dressed as early as possible when staying in hospital. medical staff say it helps people stay independent and get better more quickly. rob sissons has been finding out more. forget your own pyjamas when you come to hospital and you end up in this, it nhs uniform, but the concern is that too many patients are spending too long in their
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pyjamas. they have got a catchphrase for it in the nhs, they call it pj paralysis. yes, at nottingham hospitals they want more patience to get changed into their own clothes. they say they will feel better and also maybe even recover faster as well. on the ward b49 at the queens medical centre they encourage patients to get out of their bedclothes during the day.” patients to get out of their bedclothes during the day. i love to get dressed. you feel totally different when you're getting dressed and have a bit of fresh clothes on. i have brought some of my own clothes in but i have a problem because of my leg, getting clothes on and off at the moment. these nurses want to see less of what they call pyjama paralysis at stress patients should always have the choice. many patients tell us they feel more comfortable in their own clothes to mobilise around the ward, to walk to the dining room. but on the ward pj paralysis jacqueline has been in hospital
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three weeks and has with wearing bedclothes. it is cool and co mforta ble bedclothes. it is cool and comfortable essentially because it is very warm on these wards, yes, andi is very warm on these wards, yes, and ijust is very warm on these wards, yes, and i just want to relax. is very warm on these wards, yes, and ijust want to relax. and not think about anything. it is about changing a culture and they are so convinced they have started a new wardrobe, some spare donated clothes for any patients that need them. joining us now is ann—marie riley, deputy chief nurse at nottingham university hospitals. she helped get the idea off the ground. morning to you. we saw a glimpse of you in the peace and you are one of the people who came up with the idea, and it seemed so simple but it can makea idea, and it seemed so simple but it can make a big difference to how people feel? it can and what we are trying to do is prevent a range of symptoms happening that are caused not moving around and they are known as the conditioning. you can lose a lot of your muscle strength just by not moving around and one thing you can do is moving around a little bit —— deconditioning. it is a simple way to try to stop some of the
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symptoms happening. and when you are dressed you feel like getting up and moving around more, don't you, it is not just getting dressed moving around more, don't you, it is notjust getting dressed it is taking it on as well. the longer that you are a round in your pyjamas, the less likely you want to get up and do things. if you make the effort to have a shower and wander around, you generally feel better. what has the general reaction been like? it is really positive, it is a choice, no one is forced to get up and get dressed, we offer the choice and if they want to then we will support them.” offer the choice and if they want to then we will support them. i wonder if you have enough space, if people turn up with great big cases of clothes and evening wear, what are they going to do, it turns into a fashion so, we in hospitals is limited anyway, will they need a wardrobe? we have to manage it in terms of, if people have visitors who can bring small stock regularly, thatis who can bring small stock regularly, that is fantastic. some people haven't got anyone to bring clothes
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in and that is why the wards have started to have donated clothes, so if people want to use them, they are there for them. it is a chance to try out things you don't normally work, especially evening wear, and looking at the different patient reactions, have you seen a change in the age, are the older patients less likely to do it, the younger ones more, anything like that, or across—the—board? more, anything like that, or across-the-board? we are using the campaign across every age because symptoms you can get faq whatever your age but certainly older patients wouldn't normally let people see them in their pyjamas. you remember your grandad or your nan, they would have a dress on, make up and hair done, they wouldn't have had friends around in their pyjamas, so from a generation point of view i think it is unusual that people would normally sit in pyjamas all day. it is just encouraging them to say, you can weigh your normal clothes. we hear about the pressure in hospital and the dead space. do some people think you are trying to
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get them out the door and home quickly? it is not designed for that. if people get home quickly because they have moved around and they don't lose muscle strength, the way they would have done, that is fantastic. most people don't want to be in hospital, they want to be at home with their families. this is just about stopping some of the symptoms developing and hopefully feel better for it. and you will be here in one hour with us again and i am sure that people have thoughts on this. i bet everyone is sitting at home feeling really guilty. thank you for getting dressed for us this morning and thank you for coming in. and another person who has managed to get out of their pyjamas and into their clothes for us this morning as sarah with the weather. there will be storm clouds like this one taken yesterday in cornwall at st ives, and today we are set to see heavy showers. not everywhere, some of us will see dry weather with some sunshine. low pressures hitting
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across western parts of the uk bringing us that unsettled theme and a fund bringing us that unsettled theme and afund bringing bringing us that unsettled theme and a fund bringing heavy rain and hill snow across scotland, combined with a brisk easterly wind here. across scotla nd a brisk easterly wind here. across scotland we will continue to see the wet weather pushing its way northwards, this is nine a.m.. for northern ireland we will have lost a persistent rain but replaced by some heavy, scattered showers and as we have our way across much of england and wales a lot of dry weather on the cards. the far east likely to see showery rain and the far west, for wales, down towards devon and cornwall as well, some heavy showers on the cards and gale force gusts of wind as well. that windy, showery weather continues across western parts of the country. much of england and wales, particularly central and eastern areas, should brighten up a touch as we look into the afternoon and for scotland that area of rain continues to push northwards. chilly and windy, seven or eight degrees towards the north whereas further south we could see temperatures of 12 degrees or so. here is how it looks for some of our football matches. should be dry in
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manchester and leicester but liverpool we are likely to see the showers heading in later on in the day. a quieter spell of weather for a time as we move through the overnight period but on into tomorrow you can quickly see this weather front moving in from the west. that will bring us this spell of wet weather moving west to east across much of england and wales. a slightly quieter day for northern ireland and scotland. an improved day for scotland, not quite as chilly and a return to some brighter spells as well. further showers heading in from the west later on. a blustery, unsettled picture through the course of sunday but most of us should see a bit of brightness either today or tomorrow.” should see a bit of brightness either today or tomorrow. i have two us, you have put yourjacket on. you are not cold, are you? i have to confess i might have had a slight rack that spillage. i promise it will be sorted out later on.” expected another change of outfits, brilliant! i thought she knew there was a cold snap coming. we will have
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the headlines at eight a.m.. now on breakfast, it is time for newswatch, with samira ahmed. hello and welcome to newswatch with samira ahmed. on this week's programme — they got their envelopes mixed up but did bbc news get its news priorities the wrong way around? we discuss complaints that the embarrassment of the oscars was reported on as though it was an event of major global significance but really, was it? did you by any chance know that things didn't go entirely as planned at the oscars this year? thought so. if you tuned into any bbc news programme on monday, the strange events on stage were hard to avoid. it really shouldn't have been that difficult — opening the right envelope at the right time and naming the right film but at the oscars last night in front of a global audience of billions, it all went horribly wrong. warren beatty and faye dunaway announced to the world that the winner of best film was la la land. the only trouble was, it wasn't. that mistake was in the minds
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of scores of newswatch viewers followed by another mistake. this time by the bbc. as well as taking up significant airtime on breakfast and the news channel, the mix—up occupied the first seven or so minutes of both the news at one and the news at six. that pushed what many considered more significant subjects down the running order, such as the first public hearings in the government's independent inquiry into child sexual abuse. two viewers recorded their thoughts. brian bakerfrom cornwall and first a viewer called lynn from ipswich, commenting on the six 0'clock news. i can't believe the bbc would consider this important enough to devote so much of the programme to when there is so much happening around the world. i have no objection to this getting a mention that keep the headline spot for truly important newsworthy items. you are, after all, providing a public service. firstly, let me just say that i am
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a great fan of the bbc and particularly the breakfast programme in the morning. however, i was absolutely gobsmacked the other day when warren beatty made this envelope mistake for the awards ceremony. it just seems that suddenly the bbc has twisted us into a separate universe or something. we have people in south sudan starving to death, we have donald trump who is trying to manipulate the media, we have north korea threatening a new arms race and yet the whole world comes to a standstill because warren beatty opens the wrong envelope. is the bbc losing perspective on this sort of thing? itjust dominated breakfast and it dominated the whole of the news for the rest of the day and in fact the next day! i was sick to death of hearing about it! come on bbc, get a grip. no awards from viewers for best news broadcaster there. the disgruntlement
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continued through the week. bbc news reported on thursday that the two accountants from pricewaterhousecoopers held responsible for the fiasco would not be working on the oscars again and on friday they would be given bodyguards following threats on social media. stuart reynolds was another viewer who thought bbc news was living in la la land, tweeting... well, another viewer who contacted us this week was mary kavanagh. she is in our 0xford studio. also we have the bbc controller of daily news programming, gavin allen. mary, what was your objection? i felt exactly the same as those to viewers that have just given their views. there was so much time spent on this one silly item and i think my views were, from the breakfast programme where dan walker and louise were trying desperately to keep the momentum going and they were so excited, oh,
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we are going to the red carpet! and we went to the red carpet and there was this poor man standing in a kilt, desperately trying to speak to somebody and he couldn't get anybody to speak to him. i think he would have grabbed a cleaner if he could and it was just silly. i know there is always an issue every year with oscars coverage... there is. ..but this year it was compounded. is it because it is fun? of course, it makes a nice refreshing change in the mix. viewers just feel you overdo it. 0n the six 0'clock news we did a five—minute item on this. it was at the top of the running order so i'm not suggesting we under played it. 12 hours after it happened... but it's on the day of this event and for millions of people, this is the first time they have had coming back from work to actually see what happened, why it happened, what's the outcome and the ramifications of it.
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it's more thanjust a fun item. this is probably the major event in the calendar for the entertainment industry and it is the biggest blunder in that entertainment industry's history, arguably. it is perfectly right that we cover a range of stories but a part of that includes entertainment and popular culture. mary, it is the biggest entertainment industry's story of the year and that is why it warranted that slot at that time. yes. i don't think it is, actually. i don't think, with the greatest respect, it is the great big media event that everybody‘s interested in. did you also have a view of what other stories were given less coverage or dropped off the running order? i don't know what they were because itjust seemed that everything was 0scars, 0scars, 0scars. i believe there was a child abuse item but it was squashed into a corner and a didn't really absorb it. that's one of the big concerns that a lot of viewers got in touch with. the abuse inquiry really
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should have been the lead. maybe you could have made this the third headline and people would have been waited for it. it's the bbc giving priority to something that it shouldn't have. it's not a science that different programmes have led on different items. indeed, the ten 0'clock news didn't lead on 0scars, the six 0'clock news did. one thing to pick up, it was the most watched, shared, viewed item across the week, this gaffe, this blow. we hear that a lot on it newsweek. it's quite important. i think it's an interesting question about the audience for bulletins as opposed to the audience online who know that they can go and read a lot in depth but when they turn on the bulletin, they're wanting the bbc to tell them what the most important stories are kind of in in the right order and i think you failed. but what is the right order? your right order is going to be different to mine, to mary's and all the people that have been writing and texting in. it is a subjective matter, it is not objective. there is no correct order.
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what would have been absolutely incorrect is if we hadn't covered the child sex abuse inquiry and so much so that we previewed it on the ten 0'clock news the night before and had substantial coverage across the day. in the mix, you have to have a range of stories but what news can't be is just about death tolls in descending orders or disasters in descending orders. it is a range, a mix of stories. it can feel like the bbc‘s trying to keep up with social media where these kinds of showbiz stories have huge traction and you can read loads. i suppose some in the audience say it is not the bbc‘s business to be trying to compete with that showbiz social media led world. no but it's the bbc's business, surely, to give audiences a range of stories. there will be people who don't think we should be covering sport at all. what difference does sport make in the great scheme of things. and others who think you absolutely should, this is the passion of my life. the same for entertainment, the same for politics. there will be many that think we bang on too much about politics, others who think we don't get into the nitty—gritty of it enough.
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it's always about the range and the mix. the other issue is that this has gone on all week. we kind of knew on the first day there was a mix—up with the envelope, then some detail about how, but that is it. on thursday and friday it felt as though it was again just dominating a lot of airtime about these accountancy workers getting bodyguards and are they going to work again at the oscars. and people say it was not warranted, that amount of air time. did it dominate airtime, really? the amount of air time. one of the big criticisms and a justified one of bbc and media generally can be that we do a huge amount on some story and then the juggernaut moves on and you never hear the end. what actually happened in this or that event? with this we are saying that there is a development, for those who are interested in this story and there are a great number who were, here is the next iteration of it. if it had been the lead story across four, five days, i would hold up my hand and say we had gone over the top. final word to you, mary, what you feel about what you have
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heard and what could be better next time? i think that over the weeks newswatch, we have had lots and lots of items and complaint about the news actually putting their emphasis on showbiz things. my view is, you know, please, the majority of your viewers are license payers, they want to switch on and see a very balanced view of the news and i do not think you're providing it and please, please, will you try and make thebbc head and shoulders above the rest. mary kavanagh and gavin allen, thank you both very much. we look forward to hearing your thoughts on what you have heard in this programme or on any aspect of bbc news. i will let you know how to contact us at shortly. time for a couple more of your comments about what you have seen this week. there was some reaction on thursday to this story headlined here on the news channel.
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a bbc investigation has discovered that almost 4000 motorists a day in england are fined for driving in bus lanes. the most lucrative camera makes £6,000 every day. that word lucrative which also featured on the bbc news website's list of england's most lucrative bus lane cameras infuriated edward taylor who felt the reporting emphasised motorist‘s complaints about local councils making money from the cameras. on tuesday, an inquest into the deaths of 30 british tourists killed in a gun attack in tunisia in 2015 found they were unlawfully killed. the finding was widely covered on bbc news butjames franklin from stirling e—mailed us his objection to the way it was treated.
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thank you for all your comments this week. please share with us your opinions on bbc news and current affairs. we may feature them on the programme or you can even appear in person. you can call or e—mail us. you can post your thoughts on twitter and do have a look at our website where you can search for and watch previous discussions. that's all from us. we will be back to hear your thoughts about bbc news coverage again next week. goodbye.
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