now, you know that saying about how showbiz and children don't mix? here's possibly why. our colleagues on bbc world news were interviewing a contributor live from his his home, via the internet, when one of his children decided to make a guest appearance. not to be upstaged, along came child number two. followed very, very, quickly by a harassed mum! the interview, of course, faultlessly continued! and i am sure nobody noticed. well, not many millions of people, anyway! that she had a lot of people this morning. time for a look at the weather. it cheered us up in the weather centre. yesterday, we were talking about how beautiful the clear blue skies were. this is today. a layer of grey, one of our weather watchers
sent this picture. this is from wales! this is another one from dorset. foggy here. and a nice sunrise from hull. i will practice that welsh name, i promise you. cold breaking in some areas but overcast for most of the day with a what more cloud in the atlantic heading our way for this weekend. quite a mixed picture overall. let's concentrate on this afternoon first. we have established with that great picture, cloudy across most of scotland, although i suspect the western isles will be getting some glimmers of sunshine now and then. and you will notice some rain across the uk, almost anywhere really. temperatures today getting no higher than around
13, 14 today getting no higher than around 13, 1a degrees. still feeling relatively mild. you have got some mist along the south coast. the weather does not change this evening, so for the six nations, wales versus ireland, that kicks off just after eight o'clock, around 10 degrees and cloudy skies. tonight, we keep the cloudy skies and the temperatures will not take away a lot of staying around double figures in london, up to 9 degrees. rain pushing through. for saturday, i have mentioned a lot of cloud across the uk, more cloud lining up in the atlantic. this will come rushing our way during this weekend, so the first weather front is here on saturday, in the north. we will see a weather front crossing the country on saturday, but the weather is not that bad because on one side, to the north, there is sunshine across scotla nd north, there is sunshine across scotland and northern ireland, edinburgh, glasgow and belfast gets bright weather. in the south, clouds
break up, we could get temperatures up break up, we could get temperatures up to 18 celsius. but those weather fronts keep coming and a different picture i think on sunday. to summarise, the weekend, saturday is your best today and by sunday, it looks like we will get at least a bit of rain. back to you. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime: head teachers say cuts in funding are leading the courses in england being scrapped and class sizes going up. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. hello, time for some sport on bbc news. good afternoon. british cycling has admitted to failures of care. while pursuing success on the track. it was responding to the leak of a draft report into its handling of allegations of discrimination made byjess varnish against former technical director shane sutton.
0ur reporter david 0rnstein is at the national cycling centre in manchester. we've waited a long time for this report. and it's laden with criticisms. we have been waiting for almost one year, it has been hanging over british cycling. remember the most successful and well funded of britain's 0lympic sports, like a black cloud, really. it all started when jess black cloud, really. it all started whenjess varnish black cloud, really. it all started when jess varnish amid black cloud, really. it all started whenjess varnish amid accusations of sexism and discrimination against jane sutton. 0thers followed suit and backed up. there was a culture of bullying and one of fear. an independent report into the culture at british cycling is expected soon and today, a leaked draft of that report published in the daily mail, backed up many of the claims. perhaps most damningly, it described sutton‘s predecessor, sir dave b ra ilsfo rd sutton‘s predecessor, sir dave brailsford as being untouchable. it said summer league riders experienced,. british cycling
confirmed that culture of fear. and david, what has been the response from british cycling today? they released a statement this morning. it disagreed with many of the factual points made in the report but admitted to specific shortcomings and a failure to address early warning signs and has two problems. it said that a 39 point action plan for reform which was revealed here last week is already under way. and also that many of the key staff, chairman, chief executive, have left and been replaced. for the first time now, british cycling and perhaps british sport as a whole is having to address that difficult balance between the no compromise approach that has brought britain so much success , that has brought britain so much success, and a duty of care to both athletes and staff. david, thank you very much indeed. 0wen farrell remains a doubt for england's six nations game with scotland tomorrow after missing training at twickenham today.
england will make a call on his fitness tomorrow — they have until an hour before kick—off to finalise their side. farrell was out on the pitch with the rest of the squad this morning but he didn't take part in the session. owen took a small knock at the end of training yesterday. we waited 24 hours to assess his injury. it has only been 18 hours since the small knock he had. if he doesn't make it, we have others... we need to keep monitoring him. we will see. meanwhile, wales and ireland launch the penultimate weekend of six nations action tonight. anything other than a victory for ireland will almost certainly end their bid for a third title in four years. they're second in the table, behind england. who if ireland don't win are likely to claim the championship with a win over scotland. former england coach graham rowntree is set to join the british and irish lions staff for the tour of new zealand this summer.
rowntree was forwards coach on the lions tour to australia four years ago, and willjoin steve borthwick, andy farrell and rob howley in warren gatland's set—up. tiger woods admits he has "no timetable" for his return to golf... after announcing he won't be playing in next week's arnold palmer invitational. woods has still not recovered from the back spasms that forced him to withdraw from the dubai desert classic at the start of february. his withdrawal from the event at bay hill makes the former world number one a doubt for the masters in less than a months time. that's all sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. i'll have more in the next hour. that great, thank you very much indeed. britain's aid programme in libya could be harming vulnerable migrants, according to a new report. the independent commission for aid impact said there was a risk that britain's support was leading to more migrants being detained and denied a right to asylum. here's our diplomatic correspondent, james landale. last year some 180,000 migrants and refugees made the perilous crossing from libya to italy.
almost 5,000 died in the attempt. hundreds of thousands of others remained trapped in libya. britain's aid programme here is modest, about £9 million. but it supports the libyan coast guard and provides humanitarian support for migrants held in detention centres. but the independent commission on aid impact, which monitors uk aid spending, has concluded that uk aid could be causing unintentional harm. the watchdog says that while saving lives at sea is vital, there is a risk that supporting the coastguard means more migrants and refugees are returned to indiscriminate and indefinite detention. and when they are back in the detention centres, the commission says the refugees there are denied any chance of claiming asylum, something that is not recognised in libya. and they are also vulnerable to extortion and people trafficking by libyan officials. the international development
department says it had considered the potential harm of any aid, but insisted it protected migrants' human rights and improved their conditions. it added that since may 2015, british vessels had saved more than 13,000 lives in the mediterranean. seven people have been injured in an attack at the main train station in the german city of duesseldorf. police say a man with a history of mental problems assaulted commuters with an axe before jumping off a nearby overpass. he's suffered serious injuries. caroline davies reports. crowds gather outside duesseldorf central station, in germany. it was cordoned off after a man with an axe attacked commuters. the random assault took placejust before 9pm. translation: as far as we know, one attacker approached one person in the s—bahn — the s28 direction kaas and hit him with something,
apparently an axe. then there were two injured on the platform, platforms 13 and 14, and at the station hall. one person was seriously injured and had to be treated in hospital. in total, seven people were injured, one seriously, although none are in a life—threatening condition. the assailant, a 36—year—old man, described as being from the former yugoslavia, then jumped off a nearby overpass. he suffered serious injuries. the police have said that he had a history of mental problems. armed police patrolled the scene. and witnesses we spoke to said that they heard helicopters overhead. germany is on high alert for terror attacks. memories are still fresh of the lorry that drove into a christmas market, in berlin, in december. but the authorities have been clear not to describe this incident as terrorism. the man has been arrested and police are investigating, as the station and the city start returning to normal. caroline davies, bbc news. parents are being urged to cover
prams and pushchairs during the school run to protect their babies from air pollution. that's according to researchers at the university of surrey who say that particles from exhaust fumes are particularly high at bus stops and traffic. it's an issue that's concerning parents. here's what some had to say during the school run in london this morning. there's not much we can do because we live in central london. there is pollution everywhere. i always thought if they had chest problems i would consider moving because we live on the main road. i think pollution is because of the construction, cars and everything going on here. have you ever thought of putting the roof up because of pollution? sometimes i put the raincoat on the pushchairjust for her to avoid getting the, how do you say, the fumes of the cars? the research was led by surrey
university's dr prashant kumar. earlier he spoke to my colleague joanna gosling about what the study tried to discover. we were trying to assess a typical route that when parents are carrying babies, so they pass through a different part of the road which might include traffic intersections, a road section where the traffic flow is continuous, as well as a bus stop. it found that during the morning hours, you get higher exposure to fine particles and ultrafine particles, as compared to the afternoon. and interestingly, in the afternoon, you get higher exposure to bigger particles, as compared to the morning hours. so, this was quite interesting because it seems to be the effect of the morning dew,
when the particles are less in the morning and in the afternoon hours, you might see that influence and that could have increased their concentrations. how dangerous is that environment for a baby? how much of a risk? we say that our body is a doctor, so, it can deal with a certain level of pollutants. but the body has limitations. adverse effects can happen. if you look at the chemical composition of the particles, there were traces of aluminium, and other components which looked like they're coming from vehicles. definitely something which is not good.
what could adverse affects be? a number of studies, we didn't look into the toxicology side of this, which is an important area, and i think further research should focus on that. but the studies in the past have found that if you have exposure to these particles, it could lead to cardiovascular problems as well as respiratory diseases in children. right now, i am sitting in one of the worst places for pollution. in delhi. statistics show that one out of three children has some sort of asthmatic problem because they are inhaling the pollution. why are toxic particles so concentrated in a pram? so, because what happens is normally
that, in the pram, you know, prams are at a lower height, and this is pretty close to the height of the tailpipe, so, where the emissions are, and babies are basically sitting at the same height, so you might expect a higher concentration at those heights, as compared to the breathing height of an adult person. in a moment a summary of the business news. first, the headlines: education secretary justine greening has been heckled by head teachers at their annual conference after speaking of her plans for new grammar schools. eu leaders meet in brussels meet without theresa may for what's expected to be the last european summit before brexit begins. british cycling admits it hasn't done enough for its cyclists
but on this side of the atlantic, the european commission is overseeing action by 22 member states. we have just had some pretty big news out of the world's biggest economy. the world's biggest economy has released it's latest non—farms data. that's us job results to the rest of us... samira hussain is all ears at the new york stock exchange. the unemployment rate has gone 24 by 7%. this is a strong jobs report. many departments estimated increases in the 184,000 realm. but then earlier this week, we saw how many jobs the private added. for the
month of february, they added 298,000 jobs. which was just massive. it also meant a lot of people revised expectations for what they would see today. before this latest jobs report. so, they would see today. before this latestjobs report. so, this is certainly quite a strong jobs report for february. what does it mean for interest rates? the big question, well, we heard from janet yellen on friday, making a speech and in that, she made it clear that we are looking at a rate rise in march. now, of course, with this strong jobs report, there aren't very many people who believe we are not going to see a rate rise coming. the federal reserve often looks out key economic data. thejobs report is certainly part of that and now that we're seeing such a strong jobs report for february, there won't be much hesitation for the federal
reserve to raise interest rates. how much of this is down to what i can call the trump effect? this is the firstjobs report that has been released with donald trump as president for a full month. we can certainly expect a reaction from the white house and perhaps even from the president's twitter account. but what is interesting is that if you look at thejobs what is interesting is that if you look at the jobs added, particularly in the private sector, the big job makers where construction and manufacturing. an indication that these areas are looking to, what we're hearing from mr trump in particular, with regards to bringing back manufacturing jobs and jake ryan through that big infrastructure spending bill, that is already having an impact on some of these companies. thank you for that update. in other business news... sandwich and coffee chain pret a manger say they're going to struggle to attract staff after brexit.
that's because just one in 50 job applicants is british. they say 65% of staff come from the eu. william hill finally has a new chief executive. the company's been without a permanent boss since lastjuly — whenjames henderson stepped down after failing to increase online and international business. the new man in charge is philip bowcock — who's been standing in for the last few months. how does the money get divided when buy or stream a song? well, that's being decided by a court in washington. judges will hear from songwriters and publishers about who should get what. the court's decision will govern music royalties over the next five years. a quick look at the markets... the ftse has been fairly buoyant. investors have been encouraged by news that the britain's factories have been churning out goods at a decent pace. in fact, output between november and january was the best its been for seven years. this points to strength
in the economy. but here and in europe investors have been waiting for that news on how manyjobs america is creating. that's all the business news. thank you. while police maintain a zero tolerance approach to migrants in calais — another camp seems to be developing 40 miles away at the town of steenvord on the belgian border. it has doubled in size in recent months, becoming a magnet for people trying get to england, after the so called jungle camp was dismantled. 120 migrants are now being turned away from calais each day — and the authorities have brought in a ban on food being handed out by charities in some areas. 0ur correspondent peter whittlesea has been to the camps. 0n the edge of the motorway, this wood is home to around 100 migrants. the camp has been closed twice in the last six months. when the police leave, the migrants return. those living here told us to get out. the landowner said the french authorities are failing to act. translation: i can no
longer use the wood. i bought land in the countryside for my children to enjoy. the authorities do what they can. the migrants come backjust as quickly. 0ne local charity says since the calaisjungle was closed, the number of migrants in this area has doubled, there are no official hostels, so migrants camp where they can. in the daytime, you see they can sleep, take rest, but at night, they are in the field, in the wood, everywhere. the increased security and the decision of the mayor to ban meals from distribution in certain areas of the city is, according to charities, forcing migrants to camp miles from the channel port but it won't solve the problem that more and more migrants are still determined to get to britain. it is not a food ban, it is a ban on distributed food within a certain zone of the city.
outside of that zone, we can still distribute food but as the numbers increase, it is going to become a visible problem and what's, you know, what will happen when that critical mass appears back in calais? how will we feed those people? where will we feed those people? back in britain, the zero tolerance approach to migrants living in calais is being backed by dover's mp. the french government needs to make sure thejungle does not reform, that they stop migrants getting into calais before the first tent is pitched, sending them to reception centres far from calais. with the french police union saying 120 migrants are still being arrested each day in calais, charities are calling for a solution to the migrant crisis, rather than moving it deeper into france. mps are being encouraged to make a decision over the palace
of westminster renovation, following concerns the building is at risk of "catastrophic failure". the government's spending watchdog says the longer mps mull over different options to repair the houses of parliament, the greater chance that public money will be wasted. leila nathoo reports. the splendour of the palace of westminster hides a secret — the building is decaying. crumbling stonework, ageing electrics and asbestos — mps are warning major renovations need to be carried out urgently to avoid what they say could be a catastrophic failure. the commons public spending watchdog has been considering three options. keeping mps and peers in the building while work is carried out — this would cost £5.7 billion and take around 32 years. a partial move out — taking 11 years and costing £4.4 billion or moving both houses out the palace entirely to allow six years of intensive repair costing around £3.5 billion. we're saying, get on with it. we need to make a decision.
we are suggesting to fully decamp the house and do the work over a six year period and we need that decision made soon so they can work out the detail planning, costing and schedule, how we're going to move out and what we're going to do. mps can be housed nearby in what is currently the headquarters of the department of health. while the qeii conference centre down the road could house the house of lords. there have now been three examinations of the options to rescue the palace and another parliamentary committee also wants to have its say but the longer the delay the more the likely cost to the public purse and the longer the dangers go unchecked. despite the upheaval, doing nothing, the committee says, is not an option. mps and peers will soon have to decide again on whether to leave or remain. time for a look at the weather. such a beautiful day yesterday.
totally different story right now. overcast weather across the uk. there is a lot more cloud heading oui’ there is a lot more cloud heading our way over the course of the weekend. but not looking too bad. some sunshine around. today, we will have to make do with this cloud. pretty cloudy in the morning, a beautiful picture here. cloudy across beautiful picture here. cloudy a cross m ost beautiful picture here. cloudy across most of wales today. and some fog around the south coast. a gloomy picture overall. for the rest of the afternoon, some drizzle, let's start with the north, scotland, around rush hour, not much changes by the time we get to this stage, still pretty cloudy and a few spots of rain. temperatures around 9 degrees. a bit ofa rain. temperatures around 9 degrees. a bit of a nip rain. temperatures around 9 degrees. a bit ofa nip in rain. temperatures around 9 degrees. a bit of a nip in the air. then into
northern ireland and into wales and southern england, around ten or 11 degrees. really, the weather isn't changing much. you've just degrees. really, the weather isn't changing much. you'vejust got degrees. really, the weather isn't changing much. you've just got that layer of cloud out there with spots of drizzle on and off. we have a weather front moving into of drizzle on and off. we have a weatherfront moving into northern ireland and scotland, so there will be some light rain for a time across this north—western portion of the uk. this is the satellite picture across the atlantic. all of this swirling around will be moving in oui’ swirling around will be moving in our direction this weekend. here is saturday, the weather front is across the uk but despite it crossing the country, the weather won't be too bad because on either side, we will have sunshine. scotla nd side, we will have sunshine. scotland and northern ireland should have a fine afternoon, after a bit of dampness. even in the south—east,
cloud is breaking and it could be 17 celsius. maybe even 18. a different story for sunday. all those clouds in the atlantic arrives bringing fresh conditions and a chance of catching rain. to summarise that, saturday is the best day of the weekend. some sunshine around and quite warm too. the second half of the weekend, looks likely that it will rain and feel cooler. whatever you're up to this weekend, have a good one. this is bbc news, i'm maxine mawhinney. the headlines at 2pm. headteachers in england say a funding crisis is forcing them to increase class sizes and cut courses. and if the government stick to their pledges over the next five years for the cash flows and budget, we'll be making cuts to something like 70,000 every year. the european commission president says he hopes one day britain will rejoin the eu.
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