that horrific again, and i'd never wish it on anyone, either. but, if i can take some positives out of it and if i can try and get a message out to people to be safe, go out with friends, don't go surfing alone, don't be reckless like me, i think some good can come from it. alex gulrajani,. bbc news. now a treat for stargazers today — the two brightest planets, jupiter and venus, have appeared very close together in the morning sky. they're actually hundreds of millions of miles apart — but those up early enough were able to see them appear next to each other with the naked eye. the best viewing time was a0 minutes before sunrise. if you missed it don't despair — there'll be a similar display tomorrow morning. time for a look at the weather. here's phil avery. well many of you were in with a good chance of seeing this because we had this clear and cold air coming down from the arctic, one of the cleanest that we get across the uk. we had a
dip this morning, —5 in the sunspots spots but change is on the way. the big satellite picture shows that we have this impression of cloud from the atlantic and that has already produced some rain for parts of scotla nd produced some rain for parts of scotland and northern ireland. and further south that blanket of cloud is just further south that blanket of cloud isjust coming in further south that blanket of cloud is just coming in to trap some pretty cold air at the minute. temperature is no better than around 5 degrees in the manchester area for example. overnight with bush in the area of cloud and rain a bit further south into the heart of the british isles. but we are up to plus 5 degrees. last night you could see those planets but tonight and extensive blanket of cloud with the
exception of good part of scotland. some showers to the northern and western isles. but at least some sunshine around. but from northern ireland to the northern end of the pennines and pretty much all points south, save for some spots in the south, save for some spots in the south coast we will see some brightness, it is only a slim chance of seeing those planets. but a relatively mild start as compensation and that is pretty much the way a bit for the day. not a lot of rain, some brightness coming through across england and wales but for scotland the best chance. they're in quite nicely and temperatures a little bit higher. mild air in from the atlantic. and that weather front is still present and it is a westerly flow and so temperatures just a bit up in the middle part of the week both by day
and night. but on wednesday morning there is a pretty good chance of some quite dense fog patches across parts of england and wales. the worst of it may well be in the south but we will no doubt be talking about that this time tomorrow. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. we nowjoin the bbc news teams wherever you are. you're watching bbc news, with the very latest from the bbc sports centre. we start with by the bbc sports centre. we start with rugby union news. centre jamie roberts has been recalled to the wales squad for the rest of the autumn internationals. he was a surprise omission from the origianl 36—man party, after captaining wales to victories against tonga and samoa
on their summer tour. he comes in amid concerns over the fitness ofjonathan davies, following his ankle injury in their defeat by australia on saturday. roberts has won 93 caps for his country. scotland prop wp nel will miss the remaining autumn tests after breaking his arm against samoa. he's set to be replaced by zander ferguson — and with lock tim swinson and flanker rob harley also out, newcastle propjon welsh has been called into the squad as cover. ten days to go now til the battle for the ashes begins — england are in australia getting over the jet lag, and preparing for the first test with a spot of interaction with the local wildlife. our correspondent andy swiss is following the tour: england have arrived here hoping to find chewing their preparations with a final warm find chewing their preparations with afinalwarm up find chewing their preparations with a final warm up game starting on wednesday. —— fine tuning. this
morning, moeen ali and alastair cook visited a local wildlife sanctuary where among other things they got to feed a crocodile named bully. moeen ali has not laid in either of england's two matches so far, but he says he is now fit and he is ready for whatever australia have to throw at him. it's not something i've not had before, but these things happen, and australians, they like to big themselves up and stuff, so it's up to us is to stay calm and be ready for that first ball when it is delivered. i've always backed myself and my ability, and hopefully i will back that even more in this series and do well for england. yes, moeen ali set to play against a
cricket australia 11, starting on wednesday. england still have plenty of questions to answer particularly over their batting, no one's scored a century so far on this tour, and there were two pretty horrible colla pses there were two pretty horrible collapses in their last game in adelaide, so they will be hoping to get a few runs under their belt before the first ashes test in brisbane starting on november 23. england manager gareth southgate is thinking of putting his team through a mock penalty shootout in front of a wembley crowd before next summer's world cup, in an attempt get them over the nerves that have blighted them at major competitions. england have been knocked out on penalties six times — most recently by italy in the quarter—finals of euro 2012. southgate famously missed from the spot himself against germany at euro 96. he said they were considering a few options to overcome the problem. some of great britain's leading gymnasts have yet to sign a new contract to be part of the world class
performance programme. double olympic champion max whitlock is among those still waiting for a final version from british gymnastics, and athletes are said to be seriously unhappy. there appears to be a power struggle among some leading management figures, with several coaches apparently calling for chief executive jane allen to resign. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website, that's bbc.co.uk/sport, and i'll have more for you in the next hour. business leaders from across europe are meeting theresa may in downing street. they'll call for a transitional deal between britain and the eu which maintains current arrangements and for a future relationship to be clarified. earlier, conservative mp and euroscepticjohn redwood told our political correspondent chris mason that there was no need for panic over a "status quo"
transitional trade agreement. the way to end the uncertainty is we should prepare for world trade organisation terms, they work fine. and i hope within the next couple of weeks, as i see the eu wants to set a deadline, they should answer one question, do they want to set a free trade agreement with britain, or don't they? if they are not interested in doing that in the next two weeks, we should get on, end the uncertainty and prepare to trade under wto rules. we have seen regularly real nervousness being expressed by business lobby groups — you have always made the argument, don't panic, relax. convince them if they are watching, why is there this huge gulf between you being relaxed and them been very, very nervous? i have traded under wto rules in the past absolutely fine,
i can't see what the problem is now particularly as there is a trade general agreement which came into fabric which deals with many of the deals they keep making. but the cbi talked us into the exchange rate mechanism which gave a huge headache to their members, they wanted us to go into the euro and said the city would be damaged if they didn't, instead the city flourished. there seems to be some optimism in the air in brussels that come december, there will be some movement beyond the unpicking of the current relationship. are you still hopeful? you say you are relaxed about the prospect of no deal, but are you still confident an agreement can be struck? it would be better to pay the tariffs than to have a very
large payment going out, because we would collect the tariffs and give it back to our customers in the form of tax breaks. i am still a little sceptical that they are serious because i haven't heard them say they want a trade deal, the sooner they say yes, the sooner we could conclude a perfectly good deal. you seem to be setting quite a high bar, however, on the basis of the divorce settlement, because this seems a sense that the government is moving towards paying considerably more than £20 billion, perhaps £40 billion, £60 billion. you are saying that is not going to happen? i don't see we have any obligation to pay that. as to the 20, if they make too big
a bill it makes transition deeply undesirable in itself. there is no point in having transition unless there is something good to transit to, if there is not, we might as well go ahead and implement wto rules in march 2019 and end the uncertainty, and business will find that it works quite well. hundreds of people have marched in hollywood in support of victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by the "metoo" social media campaign. the march follows a series of assault and harassment allegations against public figures, set off by revelations about the movie mogul harvey weinstein. the marchers started on hollywood boulevard and walked along the "walk of fame" to cnn's headquarters. "postnatal confinement" — where new mothers do not leave the house, have visitors or shower for a month after giving birth — is said to be widespread among the uk's chinese community. experts warn that few in the medical profession know this occurs. amber haque reports. sitting month, as in confinement
after childbirth, is a tradition so ingrained in chinese culture that even i did it myself, some practices. some of the very strict rules are that you shouldn't drink cold drinks during the month, you shouldn't shower. hair washing is not allowed, and obviously not going outside the boundaries of your house. so for obvious reasons, we're not allowed to film with a mum in her house when she's doing the confinement period, but i have found one mum who is willing to talk to me via skype. her name is ching, and she actually hasn't left the house for nearly 28 days. hi, ching. hi there. i come originally from singapore, and it's part of our culture to definitely do confinement. being confined in yourflat is important, because for us, if you don't practise it then you know, you're just
disadvantaging yourself, kind of thing. my husband, he doesn't really know what was going on when i said i need to practise confinement, and his family, as well. so it's quite obvious there is a lack of understanding or even awareness that it even exists. but i can see why it can be isolating. new mums can often be left in isolation and that's quite difficult for them to cope. when they have medical problems they try to solve it within themselves, and sometimes that can have detrimental effects to the health of themselves and to the baby. some chinese people feel they should endure problems themselves, and the cultural norm of saving face means many aren't seeking help when they should. elly lee has stage four cancer, meaning its advanced and it's spread around her body. translation: the chinese community can have stigma around cancer. and some may not even tell theirfamilies. the majority of the
chinese community here, predominantly in the catering trade, they work long hours, where work takes number one and health takes a back seat. i'm speaking out, to help chinese people have an awareness of health. there's a clear lack of representation of the british chinese in the media, politics and the arts. but for some in the community, that silence can be deafening. we are often grouped in a box along with other ethnicities on statistic or data collection forms. and that means our specific needs are not being looked into. just because we are silent and polite doesn't mean we should be ignored. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour, but first the headlines on bbc news:
iran beginsa iran begins a big rescue operation following the earthquake that has killed 350 people along the border with iraq. business leaders from across europe have met the prime minister to talk about progress in the brexit talks. global emissions of co2 are projected to rise for the first time infouryears, projected to rise for the first time in four years, mostly because china is using more call. in the business news: brexit summit at downing street — the uk prime minister meets european business leaders to hear their views on how to make a smooth separation from the european union. german energy giant innogy has cut the value of its uk energy business npower by £427 million — partly in response to tightening regulations. it said competition in the uk retail business remained "very tough, and pressure on margins is very high". shareholders in the nisa convenience
store group have approved the chain's £137 million takeover by the co—op group. it was a narrow win — just over 75% of shareholders voted in favour, the minimum requirement. nisa has more than 3,000 stores and operates a wholesale business. more on that takeover story. nisa has managed to get shareholder backing to press on with its ta keover of backing to press on with its takeover of the co—op group. the offer needed to be supported by 75%, and was narrowly won. joining us now is kate hardcastle, retail analyst, at insight with passion. can you explain what this means for both groups? this has still got to
meet approval, because of the need for there to be balanced within the convenience store market. this is merge between the nisa brand and the co—op group group. the co—op group group have forged ahead with their convenience store offers, they are looking for a partner to be able to enhance that offer with over 1000 nisa stores. and nisa are a0 years old, originally formed as a northern independent alliance among grocers, but they need more strength, more buying power and more ability to invest in the future of convenience stores. we've seen shopping habits change considerably over the last few years, fierce competition from aldi and liddell. how do nisa fit into that whole mix? we like to four
—— shop little and often, we often are quite forgetful in a busy life, so are quite forgetful in a busy life, so the ability to go somewhere local and it to be a good economical spend is very important for us. we can make sure the fridge is not overstock and we don't end up with too much product. then we have the war of the big brands where the discounters have eaten into that, and most supermarket brands have been reinventing themselves, and we see now the co—op trying to enhance its offer as a convenience offer. we are being told that amazon will possibly take over that space, half of what we buy online might be from amazon. amazon pantry are incredibly successful in the united states, however, the british habit is to
shop little and often, for convenience, something they can buy when and as needed, rather than the big, wasteful shop we used to do ten, 20 years ago. so if this gets approved, the same deal as tesco's done with booker recently, they still see opportunity within the convenience market. more of a shop that will fill your cupboards. thank you very much forjoining us. uk housebuilder firm taylor wimpey has announced that it had strong second half year results, supported by demand for new housing. however, it reported a slight dip in its order book of 8,751 homes valued at £2.2 billion. what does this say about the housing sector? earlier we spoke to laith khalaf, senior analyst
at hargreaves lansdown earlier asked laith khalaf, senior analyst at hargreaves la nsdown, what all this means for the housing market. actually the house—building sector is pretty robust, it is being helped along by a number of tailwinds, one of which of course is low interest rates, but we have also had the help to buy scheme which has helped people get mortgages as well, and of course we've got this big supply and demand imbalance in the uk which means that people want to own a house, but there simply aren't enough houses to go around. britain's digital surveillance agency, gchq, says it has concerns about kaspersky anti—virus software. the financial times says the software — given away free by barclays to more than two million customers — could be used as an intelligence—gathering tool by the russian government. boeing has snatched a deal from under the nose of its rival airbus at the dubai air show. emirates has placed a preliminary orderfor a0 of their 787 dreamliners in a deal worth
about £11.5 billion — it's a deal that airbus had hoped it would win with its a380. and the numbers are in from the world's biggest online shopping event, singles day. chinese internet giant alibaba sold almost 20 billion pounds worth of deals on november 11th. last year, alibaba sales hit a record £13.76 billion in 2a hours. the number of high street shops closing down has fallen to its lowest level in seven years, according to new research out today from the local data company. but that's still on average 1a shops pulling down their shutters permanently every day over the last six months. let's have a look at the markets.
we've seen the pound followed today both against the euro and the dollar. however, uk shares remain pretty high. two companies there who appear to be doing quite well. that's all the business news. from four weddings and a funeral to love actually and bridgetjones‘s diary, he's played leading roles in many of the biggest and most loved romcoms. so it might seem pretty harsh that in his latest film, hugh grant has been cast as a self—obsessed, washed up actor. so, how did he feel about being offered the role of the villain in paddington 2 — and the prospect of being overshadowed by a much loved bear? louise minchin went to meet him to find out. hugh, how lovely to see you here on bbc breakfast. what is so special about that bear?
he's a wonderful character, isn't he? well, it's funny, number one, and it's moving, number two. and it manages not to be schmaltzy, which is, i think, really difficult. especially when the whole philosophy of the film is be nice to everyone, be tolerant, you know. it would be really easy to go yucky. just putting you on hold. whoa! but i don't want to. it's only a haircut, nelson. there's nothing to be afraid of. come in, take a seat. we'll go somewhere else. and an actor playing an actor — did you enjoy that? yes, well, i loved that. and i was able to dip into the distant past of my career, when i did actually do theatre.
and my character is not entirely unlike phoenix buchanan, the character in the film. he was a big west end star, and became such a narcissist that he couldn't bear working with anyone else. he didn't like it when it was their turn to speak. and, in the end — this is all a back story really — the other actors would not work with him anymore, so his career took a terrible slide. and now he's desperate to do a one—man show, and get back in the limelight. he's phoenix buchanan, dad's celebrity client. i suppose you know who i am? the very famous actor. vip, celebrity... or used to be. now you do dog food commercials. it will be me, in a few years' time. that is his big gig, at the moment. dog food adverts? well, you never know, you never know. i started with adverts. my career in the ‘80s was writing and acting in radio commercials, including dog food. actually, no — we did spoof dog food, for red stripe lager. nobody criticises my food.
i also want to talk to you a little bit about — we live in extraordinary times at the moment — about hollywood, and what has been going on. what do you make of it all? i don't feel inclined to be particularly sanctimonious about that sort of thing, because my own past is fractionally marbled with murk. but i wouldn't say anything different to any other normal person, i think sexual harassment should not be tolerated, in any form, any business, anywhere. and that's the end of it, and i admire those women who came forward. some people, mark ruffalo, for example, are saying, "maybe i need to change as a man." is that where we are, do you think — change the way you are in any way?
well, i don't know about you, but i am permanently trying to improve myself. and it's one of the sad realisations of being 57, is you realise you're not going to change that much, really. but one always hopes to ameliorate. let's bring you some dramatic pictures from norway — and a warning some of you may find the images distressing. a quick witted truck driver narrowly avoided a group of children who were crossing a highway in the east of the country. the incident — which actually happened back injune — was captured by the dash cam of a nearby lorry. time for a look at the weather. i haven't got anything quite as dramatic as that, thankfully! we've changed things slightly for some of you, you will remember that the weekend was all about cold air
streaming in from the arctic, great visibility, very clear skies for many, but noticed the is this change waiting in the wings, but when you woke up this morning you might have been grappling with —a, —5 in some spots, but change is already in hand, yes, that is a little bit wintry, and here comes the cloud piling in from the atlantic, and the direction of that is crucial. we have changed from a northerly to a westerly or south—westerly. don't expect much this afternoon, because you will be locked in at temperatures across the north of four or temperatures across the north of fouror5 temperatures across the north of four or 5 degrees only, and the best i could find for you, probably ten down in the south—west. overnight, dragging that band of rain ever southwards, and by the end the night
southern scotland, the north of england, maybe norfolk two, further south than that, the blanket of cloud helping keep temperatures up, it is eight, nine, ten. further north, you do have clearer skies here so again if you missed jupiter and venus this morning you may get aside of it as we get into testimony. —— you may get to see. across northern ireland, northern england, wales, into the midlands, it is only one or two spots in the south where you might have somewhat clearer skies, but grabbed that opportunity first, because that cloud i think is going to tumble in from the north during the course of the day. further north, scotland particularly, here i think you have got the best of the sunshine, but it doesn't do that much to the temperatures. but the breeze, by that stage, is coming in by the west —— from the west. it is more like 11
in the manchester area as we get through tuesday. there you see what imean through tuesday. there you see what i mean about those isobars running from west to east, importing that airfrom the from west to east, importing that air from the atlantic. all about —— but, and it is quite a big but, for the first part of wednesday morning, watch out for dense patches are crossed some parts of england and wales. but after that, crossed some parts of england and wales. but afterthat, i crossed some parts of england and wales. but after that, i think things brighten up quite nicely and we will be getting up to 1230 degrees if you are lucky. —— 12 or 13 degrees. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy.
350 people are dead — and thousands more injured — after an earthquake hits the border region of iran and iraq. cctv captures the moment it hits — one aid agency says 70,000 people need shelter. no peak yet. climate experts say global emissions of carbon dioxide are set to rise in 2017 — for the first time in four years. business leaders from across europe meet theresa may at no 10 to voice concerns about trade after brexit. coming up on afternoon live all the sport. injury worries for scotland. after a bruising is said about the fixtures for the autumn internationals these squads have called for back—up —— after a bruising set. the weather forecast?