hello. this is breakfast, with ben thompson and tina daheley. new regulations are announced to tackle rogue drone operators. people who use drones will have to take safety tests and the police will be given more powers to stop their illegal use. good morning. it's sunday the 26th of november. also this morning: mounting pressure to settle the question of the irish border after brexit. a senior official from the republic of ireland says his government will play tough to the end. a warning to airlines after ash clouds spew from a volcano on the indonesian island of bali. there are fears of a full—scale eruption. in sport, england are firmly up against it in the first ashes test against australia. with england all out for 195 in their second innings, the aussies need just 170 to win. the current score is 87 without
loss. sailors from the royal navy prepare to take on the job of guarding buckingham palace for the first time. and ben has the weather. good morning. a chilly weekend of weather. sunshine and showers. things clouding over with rain in the west later. more details on the way. thank you very much. good morning. first, our main story. people who fly drones will be required to take safety awareness tests as part of a government clampdown on rogue operators. owners will be banned from flying them near airports, while the police will be given new powers to seize the machines. they are part of plans to crack down on criminal and unsafe use of drones, which have been used for smuggling, and have been involved in near—misses with aeroplanes. here's our business correspondent, joe lynam. they are getting bigger, and yet lighter. they can carry heavier items
and fly even further. they will soon fly into water and go back out again. the government wants to tap into these new technologies but also prevent abuse of drones. the proposed drone bill could mean that owners of drones weighing more than 250 grams will need to register and do a test. they'll be banned from flying near airports or higher than 120 metres. police will get new powers to seize unmanned aerial vehicles. and the new aviation minister also wants britain to tap into the wider benefits of drones. we've looked at the drones today which can help in the construction industry, in the mining industry, on offshore oil rigs. and what's really exciting is that they can do jobs which actually put people at risk, and so hopefully it will help with safety as well. and the safety concerns were highlighted in july when gatwick airport had to close when a drone was flown under a plane about to land. there have been a few
near—misses at leeds, bradford, cork, and manchester airports since 2015. joe lynam, bbc news. after 7am, we'll speak to a representative of one of the world's biggest drone manufacturers about the changes. ireland's european commissioner has urged the uk not to leave the single market and customs union. phil hogan told the observer that it would be the best way to avoid stringent border controls between northern ireland and the republic. theresa may hopes the eu will agree to move the brexit talks onto trade at next month's summit. but european negotiators say the border issue must be settled first, as our political correspondent, chris mason, explains. the government is desperate to move these brexit talks on to the future relationship to talk about trade. but, in order to do that, they have three big issues they have got to be seen to be making significant progress on. talk of a divorce bill, talk of citizens rights, that is brits elsewhere
and european citizens in the uk, and then this issue which is becoming a really big sticking point, the irish border, the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. at the moment it is almost invisible. but when the uk leaves the european union, that will be the frontier between the uk and the eu. now, the argument is it cannot be a hard border, something that is very physical and very obvious to see. but, how does the uk achieve that if it is leaving the single market and the customs union? in other words, will be operating economies under different rules to the european union. there is a lot of talk trying to find a technological solution, but there is very little talk about precise details. and ireland wields a huge amount of power at the moment as they can veto, they can stop, the uk being able to move on to the second stage of the brexit talks. and as if this was not all complicated and involved enough,
there's even the potential for an irish general election before christmas because of political turbulence there. and there is plenty of political turbulence here, and it's happening elsewhere in europe, right at the heart of these brexit negotiations. a police officer has been seriously injured after a van was driven at him in liverpool. it happened in the norris green area of the city after a number of officers tried to stop the vehicle. merseyside police have called the incident a "despicable attack" and say a man has been arrested. egyptian officials say gunmen who killed more than 300 people during an attack on a mosque in sinai were carrying the flag of the islamic state group. no—one has claimed responsibility yet, but egypt's military says it's conducted airstrikes in response. here's our middle east correspondent, 0rla guerin. warplanes take to the skies
bound for northern sinai. president sisi has promised egypt will avenge its martyrs. the army says airstrikes destroyed destroyed weapons stockpiles and vehicles used by the militants who attacked the mosque. it still stands, but is now a monument to sorrow. in the general hospitalin ismailiyah, one of the young survivors. suleiman is 13. he was shot twice, in the hand and the leg. and he's not the only casualty in his family. in the bed nearby, his 17—year—old cousin, eid, also shot twice, once in the back. his mother is looking to god to punish those who brought such torment. translation: i hope their hearts will be burned just like ours. the women have all become widowed. there are no men left. they are all gone.
here, doctors consoling ahmed saleem, who made it out alive without two of his brothers and two of their children. "there was shooting," he said. "people just started running." "some jumped out of the window." "it is like i fell into a coma." "god saved some of us, but others lost their lives." loss on this scale has brought shock, uncertainty, and fear. the village of bir al—abd has been robbed of a quarter of its men. for now, at least, egyptians seem united in grief. 0rla guerin, bbc news. pakistan's government has asked the army to deploy troops to restore order in the capital, islamabad, after clashes between police and islamist protesters. nearly 200 people were injured in clashes with the police yesterday.
the demonstrators are demanding the removal of a government minister they accuse of blasphemy. violence has also spread to other cities, including lahore and karachi. a candlelight vigil has been held for the teenager, gaia pope, a week after her body was found. people gathered in prince albert gardens in dorset to light candles and leave flowers in memory of the 19—year—old, whose disappearance sparked a massive campaign to find her. police say they are treating her death as "unexplained." there's concern that a volcano on the indonesian island of bali may be about to erupt. mount agung, which is currently blowing a plume of thick ash into the sky, last erupted in 1963. around 25,000 people have been evacuated, and some flights have been cancelled. andrew plant has the latest. plumes of black smoke as people on the indonesian island of bali
look on from a distance. the fear is that this volcano could be about to erupt. thousands have now been told to move away from the area. airlines have been warned about volcanic ash in the air from the billowing smoke more than 1,500 metres high. many flights here have now been cancelled. it's really kind of inconvenient, but there's not much you can do, it's a natural disaster. so, umm, yeah, it's... yeah, one of those things. it's kind of difficult. i lost my bag as well, so i have been waiting for my bag, but now i'm just going to go back to the hotel and come back tomorrow, i guess. the volcano has been showing signs of unrest since september, with many leaving their homes for temporary shelters. now, people within eight miles have been told to evacuate, with more than 120,000
displaced, scattered in camps across the island. the mountain is sacred to people here. the red warning, though, means experts believe an eruption could happen at any time, and no—one is taking any chances. it would be the volcano‘s first full—scale eruption since 1963 when more than 1,000 people lost their lives. andrew plant, bbc news. elaine borges—ibanez is on holiday in bali and can see the volcano. i saw some motorbikes with big sacks of rice leaving the area, and some temporary residents in the area have also left, but the diehards have stayed because they are allowed to stay. military history will be made at buckingham palace this morning,
when sailors from the royal navy take part in the changing of the guard for the very first time. more than 80 sailors have been taught the intricate routines and drill movements required for the duty, which is usually carried out by the army's household division. drone technology is constantly improving, making the machines better, cheaper, and more accessible. this christmas more drones than ever are expected to be sold to thousands of people who will fly them without any training at all. this morning we're hearing about new laws to help clamp down on illegal and irresponsible flying. but the government also wants the country to benefit from the advantages offered by the new technology, making the uk a "world leader" for the industry. we're joined now by christian struwe, head of european policy at one of the world's biggest drone manufacturers. it is nice to see you. we touched on
it in the introduction, these drones can be used for a lot of things and they are getting more advanced. liz explain what they can do. drones can do anything from taking fantastic family holiday photos to search and rescue missions and supporting police and roof inspections. you name it. countless. there are good uses. name it. countless. there are good uses. but as we mentioned, bad uses as well. that is what has driven this proposed legislation. they are being used, for example, to get illegal things into prisons. drugs over prison walls. that is a real concern. definitely. that is not different from any other technology. we need to control the bad uses of any technology. i also think the government proposal this morning is quite 0k, it is good legislation
that we want to control bad users of drones. what do you make of the legislation? limiting how high they can fly, can you really police something like that? it will be difficult to police. the difficulty is in the industry were already working in those kinds of thoughts, already building height limitation in the drones. making it lawjust supports what we are doing. going on towards registration, obviously, thatis towards registration, obviously, that is a big gap in the current regulation, that there is now regulation, that there is now regulation of drone pilots. 0nce regulation, that there is now regulation of drone pilots. once you have that you are a step closer to enforcement. of particular concern is the use of drones around airports. i understood the law already says you cannot do that.
there is no law saying how close you can be to an airport, but you should not do it. you should stay well clear. what would you like to see as far as regulation is concerned for amateur users? many will get them for christmas presents this year, they are great hobby, you might want to fly near the park. what regulations should people be aware of? people need to understand there is regulation any to follow. there is regulation any to follow. there isa is regulation any to follow. there is a thing called the drone code developed by the caa. it is available on line to be other than that, respect your neighbour's right to privacy. stay away from anything like airports and military installations and so on. what is important is you have to understand the rules and regulations that are out there. just a final thought on the future for drones. we see they get ever more advanced and we see
big on line retailers suggesting perhaps they will deliver parcels with drones. will be good to the stage where skies are full of them? you can say probably we will get there someday. there are also company is working on drone taxi services. —— companies. we are probably a few decades away, but i am sure we will get there. we will see. good to speak to you, thanks very much. here's ben with a look at this morning's weather. looking pretty frosty behind you? absolutely, good morning. pretty representative of what we will see in most parts of the country this morning. also the risk of some ice and through today certainly it remains cold, mostly bright with someone remains cold, mostly bright with someone three showers but there's a bit of a change tonight, turning wet and windy and with that it will turn
briefly milder. briefly is the operative word, it won't last long. we've had wintry showers in the west overnight, that brings with it the risk of icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements through parts of the south—west into wales, bear that in mind if you're out and about over the next couple of hours. in east anglia and the south—east, plenty of sunny blue skies but a chilly start, showers trickling down across north—west england into parts of the midlands and northern ireland, and wherever you have the showers there's the risk of ice. the showers wintry over high ground especially in scotland, the snow piling up over some of the hills and mountains. through the day it is essentially a repeat performance of yesterday, lots of dry and bright weather in the east and showers in the west but then things change, the showers will fade and we will see this area of cloud rolling in to northern ireland which will bring more persistent rain here through the late afternoon and temperatures subtly nudging up,
only by a degree or two, but seven 01’ only by a degree or two, but seven or eight in the west by the end of the afternoon. this evening we see rain moving in across northern ireland, heavy rain at that, rain turning to snow over high ground in scotla nd turning to snow over high ground in scotland and this band of heavy rain will sink into northern england and wales, lott in some places and with that strong winds, could see gales at times, but to the south of this rain band, colderair. still cold across scotland. i said it would only turn briefly milder as this heavy rain slides south during tomorrow, making for a soggy start in the south but behind it we get back into the cold air. we see sunshine and showers, those showers increasingly turning wintry over high ground in scotland, where we could see gales, and those temperatures by the afternoon beginning to come downwards again. that's the kind of weather that ta kes that's the kind of weather that takes us into the week ahead. through monday night into tuesday this area of low pressure slides
east, still a lot of white lines on oui’ east, still a lot of white lines on our chart showing it's going to be quite windy, the winds coming from the north and that means as we head through the week we're back into the cold air, plenty of christ sunshine, some showers and some of those could be wintry. —— crisp sunshine. some showers and some of those could be wintry. -- crisp sunshine. thanks very much, ben. with each door revealing anything from chocolate, to fancy facecream to pork scratchings, so—called alternative advent calendars have become big business. we calendars have become big business. will talk abol desk we will talk about what's on the desk injust a minute. but with prices ranging from just a few pence to £10,000 are they simply the evolution of a festive tradition, or a sign that christmas is growing ever more commercial? the retail analyst kate hardcastle is here. nice to see you. you have brought in afew... nice to see you. you have brought in a few... let's have a look. that to me isa a few... let's have a look. that to me is a more traditional one, still
not made of cardboard. this is mine, this is a really important one for me because it's a very good idea to have one calendar that you top up each year, which is really economical and really traditional, your children can get it out and they recognise it and look forward to seeing it and it means you can put little messages in, which we do sometimes. in the pockets? i think thatis sometimes. in the pockets? i think that is a really family tasked to do before christmas, just like dressing the tree, something to get excited about —— task. the tree, something to get excited about -- task. this is something that isn't traditional, this one is pork scratchings, pork crackling in an advent calendar. several of you getting in touch with us this morning saying you already have this, but i'm not convinced. i will read out a message from matt who has got in touch, nothing wrong with less traditional advent calendars, i have a pork scratching one and a craft sale one, fun for adults. they actually selling something at
full price, they are getting very excited. you may have known black friday this week but discounting is heavyin friday this week but discounting is heavy in this period so the advent calendar and the rise of adults buying them and having them for themselves and treating themselves is big business and that's why all the brands are getting on the back of it. you've got everything from alcohol, food, to the famous beauty ones that are creating sensations online and it's exciting for retailers. but for the consumer, do they represent value for money? sometimes they're great value for money and it's a great opportunity to be savvy with your shopping. the beauty calendars in particular normally have more value than you pay for them. other normally have more value than you pay forthem. 0thertimes, normally have more value than you pay for them. other times, sadly like a big scandal this time, a video blog that has put her name to one that has £20 worth of stuff in it but has been sold for much more —— blogger. it but has been sold for much more -- blogger. it was a 12 window calendar so you only get 12 items. it isn't even advent? that's what's
happening, the fun of them and the excitement, it creates such a buzz that retailers can do things like this but they should remember the relationship with the consumer needs to last beyond christmas so anything you do to cheat at this time of year would pay back next year. it's about brand awareness and getting people involved —— won't pay back. you talk about value, but the association, if you've got one of these, you have a whole month of seeing the brand in your kitchen or your living room and thatis your kitchen or your living room and that is important for the retailers? absolutely, and the fact they might sell out or be resold online through auction sites, excitement for the brand and good pr. we understand why they're doing it but you can get a really low value product through the excitement. really important question, what was in the £10,000 advent calendar? it was mobbed with skis which were very sought—after. i don't know anything about that ——
malt whiskeys. i'm quite happy with the chocolate one! i think we've already been tucking in! these ones are still sealed, i promise! do you wa nt are still sealed, i promise! do you want that one crazy speak to you later. the andrew marr show is on bbc one at 9am this morning. andrew, what's in store? no chocolate but almost everything else, a great show for you at 9am. my else, a great show for you at 9am. my main political guest is ruth davidson, the woman many tories want to be the next prime minister and i'll be talking to ben from abba about brexit. many of you with a long memory will remember archbishop john senden le roux dramatically cutting up his dog collar in protest at robert mugabe's regime, and will he put it back on again? we find out at 9am. and how many musicians can you get into one small political programmes studio? right from the albert hall i havejools holland and an extraordinary musical experience
at the end of the show. lots happening at 9am. a packed show and a packed studio, see you later on. time now for a look at the newspapers. broacasterjanice long is here to tell us what's caught her eye. but first, let's look at the front pages. you have picked out a story, we talk about advent a lot at this time of yea rs, about advent a lot at this time of years, but black friday, but a novel way if you don't like the queues? when i lived in london i thought 0xford when i lived in london i thought oxford street should have three lanes. if you are going to work your in the outside lane because you don't want the person in front of you dawdling. the middle if you have some kind of idea where you're going and if you want to dawdle you go on the inside lane and the shopping centre in essex, we've got a 700 feet corridor which is going to
allow the fast movers to get through, and they want to prevent, i didn't realise this existed, but we do it slow wage. you know when you're stuck behind somebody on a phone... people just stop all of a sudden. you don't know whether to go left or right. if you go left them they go left. you do all of that! that is a novel idea and whether it will stick i don't know, it's been put forward before. this is lakeside in essex, 700 foot long corridor so you know where they want to go? you might not be shopping, you might be working, you might need to get to your place of work and you don't wa nt to your place of work and you don't want to be stuck behind mavis and jimmy who are dawdling and trying to decide what to buy. what else have you got? hitchhiking. i remember for ever being on motorways and you
would always see people at the services standing there with boards topless or whatever and putting there some out. there were so many of them and gradually they would disappear and that's because people area bit disappear and that's because people are a bit scared about picking up strangers, men less so than women, but still it has become a dying trend. now they have into introduced websites and apps so people can make contact with other people, they're hoping it is safer, i don't know how they guard that. also you might have to make a contribution, maybe £10 towards the petrol. it might come back but in a slightly different way. it is essentially lift sharing? it is, isn't it? i can't see the fa ct it is, isn't it? i can't see the fact that we're going to... i hitch hiked.. dot where to? in france and i got picked up by a policeman, who said, do you know hitchhiking is
illegal, you're not hitchhiking, are you? i said, no, illegal, you're not hitchhiking, are you? isaid, no, i'm not! iwasjust doing something with my thumb! the same article says there is a researchers in the number of hitchhikers who prefer the old—fashioned way. hitchhikers who prefer the old-fashioned way. you look at rail travel and the price, if you can do this and it is safe, fantastic! let's talk about prisons, but about restau ra nts let's talk about prisons, but about restaurants in prisons. it's funny, i've been hearing lots of good things about restaurants in prisons getting good ratings. they are run by inmates. they are run by inmates at the chain is called clink, really good, and the top one is in wilmslow in cheshire. what it is for people to get back into society. when they come out of prison they've got skills and they do exams in catering and they're doing really well. the inmates don't get the same food... when i first read the headline, people might interpret it as inmates having a really nice time. oh, no.
it does make it clear in the article, doesn't it? there a diner in the restaurant, you might get smoked salmon but if you're in prison then you only get cereal and milk —— there's a diner. prison then you only get cereal and milk -- there's a diner. but people are going and really enjoying it. it's a good idea, training for rehabilitation and making a contribution when they leave. leave feeling they have got something. we talked about posh and expensive advent calendars, similar theme, presents for pets. wherever you go there is an increase in the stuff you can buy for pets, there was a craft fair last week and then there we re craft fair last week and then there were other things for pets, bandannas what do you call the things that luke skywalker has? a light sabre. i've never even seen star wars! and the lead makes a rushing sound so your dog can think he is luke skywalker! and then there
is pawsecco for cats and dogs, non—alcoholic obviously, but a bottle of pawsecco you can buy for your pets and there's also be. but not real beer? no, no. -- there's also beer. i can see the benefit of cologne, the pet might not like it but the other people around your pet might appreciate it. but it's a big market? people are always thinking what can we do to make even more money? i have a siberian husky and i'm a suckerfor money? i have a siberian husky and i'm a sucker for pet presence, last year it was a big pet motion, it's not a dressing gown that i'm looking at at the moment but it is like a little thing with a hood —— pet presents. we're here on the bbc news channel until 9am this morning,
and coming up in the next hour: the changing of the guard, how sailors from the royal navy will be protecting the queen at buckingham palace for the very first time. we'll hear claims that people with severe brain conditions are being failed by the nhs with many having to travel hundreds of miles to get the help they need. and we'll meet the schoolboys from inner—city tottenham who bought a yacht on ebay and have now won a prestigious sailing award. all that to come on the bbc news channel. but this is where we say goodbye to viewers on bbc one. 0nly state school to enter that competition. all of that still to come on the bbc news channel. but this is where we say goodbye to viewers on bbc one.