hello. this is breakfast, with charlie stayt and mega munchetty. borisjohnson arrives to iran to try to secure the release of a jailed british mother. the foreign secretary is due to arrive there in the next few hours and will raise "grave concerns" about nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, who's spent the past 18 months behind bars. good morning. it's saturday 9th december. also this morning: a brexit breakthrough by the prime minister, but a long journey lies ahead. we'll get reaction to yesterday's deal and look at what next for britain's departure from the european union. president trump declares a state of emergency in california as strong winds continue to fan the flames of a series of devastating wildfires. in sport — another off the field incident for england
on their ashes tour. it's just been revealed why batsman ben duckett was been dropped from england's ashes tour match today — it follows an incident in a perth bar. in sharp contrast here more snow and ice are on the way with freezing temperatures likely to cause travel disruption. stav will have the latest for us. a few snow showers and the potential of some significant snow. join me laterfor the details. good morning. first, our main story. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, has arrived in iran shortly, where he will express what he describes as "grave concerns" over the imprisonment of the british—iranian woman, nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe. the aid—worker has been held prisoner in the country since april 2016, accused of trying to overthrow the iranian government — a charge she denies. mrjohnson is also expected to discuss britain's wider relations with iran.
here's our diplomatic correspondent james robbins. boris johnson's first visit to iran could hardly be more sensitive. last month he was accused of damaging the case for the release of nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe by remarks he later apologised for. on his way to tehran to see iran's foreign minister, he issued a statement, saying: the foreign secretary says he will also emphasise the uk's continued support for the nuclear deal with iran, despite its repudiation by president trump. but he will also make clear uk's concerns about some of iran's activities, notably in syria and yemen. mrjohnson described the relationship with iran as "improving, but not straightforward." the foreign secretary has been careful to lower any expectations of imminent release for mrs zaghari—ratcliffe, warning that such cases are very difficult. that was our diplomatic correspondent james
robbins reporting. one of the cabinet's leading brexiteers has suggested that voters can use the next general election to have their say on a final deal with the european union and to force a future government to change course if they don't like it. the environment secretary, michael gove, made the comments in an article in the daily telegraph, just a day after theresa may's agreement in brussels cleared the way for trade talks. we can speak now to our political correspondent jonathan blake. jonathan, what more has mr gove said? michael gove is the first tory minister to come out and give his
opinion on what has happened in brussels over the last 2a hour was. he is reminding people of the key issues and praising the prime minister's tenacity. it will take us a few weeks and months to understand this ambiguous agreement which property news just get on with the negotiations. the wintry weather looks set to continue with met office warnings
in place for large parts of the uk. some of these reindeers are getting the first taste of snow in dudley. and in the early and in the early hours, more snowfalls have been reported the early ve been reported across the uk, although conditions are expect to ease for today. at manchester airport, wings have had to be de—iced. an image some are about to leave behind. shropshire is somewhere in this picture. undeterred. on the isle of man, the weekend began early, as all schools were closed. elsewhere, there have been problems on the roads. the extremes of the weather are expected to eventually be confined to north—east scotland, but tomorrow, a spell of heavy snow is likely over the midlands and parts of wales and northern england. 20cm is quite significant. we will press ahead of that,
we will salt ahead of that, but past 20cm we might have to reduce the network and keep key routes open. that is much as you can do — 20cm is significant. the met office is warning that some in the countryside may be cut off — if the skies were not convincing enough. stav will be here in the next few minutes with the latest forecast. firefighters in southern california are continuing to battle wildfires, which have destroyed hundreds of homes. more than 200,000 people have already fled the area and many more are preparing to evacuate. president trump has declared a state of emergency as the fires continue to spread. we've been hearing this morning burst in more trouble for the england ashes campaign. batsmen ben duckett has been dropped from the tour following an incident in duckett has been dropped from the tourfollowing an incident in perth. mike, we have heard about this in
the last couple of hours? we had something was wrong because ben duckett was meant to play in a warm up duckett was meant to play in a warm up match but was dropped and replaced in that match. we found out it's because he had been suspended while he is investigated for an incident in a bar in perth and if that means any bells, it's because you remember at the beginning of the door, jonny bairstow was involved in an incident in a bar in perth. then an incident in a bar in perth. then a curfew was imposed on the england tea m a curfew was imposed on the england team meaning they had to be back in the hotel by midnight. that curfew was lifted on thursday night, the players went out, and in the bar when the incident took place, a lot of the senior squad were there as well. this was the first night after the curfew and there's been another incident. this time we understand no police were involved or calls, no members of the public, the security tea m members of the public, the security team were present and you may have deduced that perhaps they could be between the players themselves or australia. it's the timing that is
staggering. for those that haven't followed closely, in itself this may oi’ followed closely, in itself this may or may not be a serious incident, we are not in a position tojudge, but there's been a sequence of issues of discipline around the team? ben stokes is waiting to hear if he will be charged following the incident in september. jonny bairstow incident in the beginning of the tour in australia, then trevor bayliss said he was furious and said england players needed to be smarter. here they are seen as the curfew is lifted, they go out and there is an incident. we now wait for england to see if another curfew is imposed and what reaction there will be this time. thank you. the main news, borisjohnson has arrived in tah round other —— terhan. we can now talk to
the mp tulip siddiq tojoins us other —— terhan. we can now talk to the mp tulip siddiq to joins us from oui’ the mp tulip siddiq to joins us from our london the mp tulip siddiq to joins us from oui’ london newsroom. the mp tulip siddiq to joins us from our london newsroom. thank you for taking the time to talk to us today. this is something that her family has been pressing for, what impact do you think the visit will have? we had a conversation with the foreign office yesterday and we were very clear to stress that borisjohnson was not going to iranjust clear to stress that borisjohnson was not going to iran just to release her and there should be no expectations of him coming back with her. but i asked whether he would be raising the fact that she needs to be released in humanitarian rows. and he will be raising it with the authorities but we should not expect any miracle. what we should ask is
whether he can arrange for a visa for richard ratcliffe to go to iran, bearin for richard ratcliffe to go to iran, bear in mind she has not been able to go to iran to see his daughter or wife because he hasn't been granted a visa for the last 19 months. that's a tangible has we were asked of the foreign secretary when he goes to iran. the problem as his red clay, he doesn't believe he is safe to visit her on his own. the connector as he's made clear. with vast that if he does make arrangements for a decent, he needs to make arrangements for security. it is risky for him to go to iran, but we have to put faith in the foreign office, if we can get india ran to visit his daughter and wife imprisoned, the foreign office have two guarantee his security as a citizen. the other thing i discussed about this trip is whether boris
johnson will visit nazanin himself we have previously had a problem with a diplomat going to iran, going to the prison where nazanin is based but not seen her face to face. that is one thing i pushed for if boris johnson is there in iran, will he try and see my constituents face to face? have you spoken to her recently? i spoke to her about ten days ago. in my conversation even though she was trying to appear upbeat, she was trying to thank all the campaigners who are working on her behalf here, she thanked me as well, it's clear her mental health is fragile. that is what worries me, that she has a court hearing tomorrow. she will spend yet another christmas separated from her daughter who is growing up without her, without her husband, and we need to make sure she does not go back to being suicidal, being on hunger strike which is what she was at the time. when i did speak to her, it was quite strange because we
started talking about our daughters and she said to me casually that when she was a solitary confinement, she suddenly remembered she had tickets to papa that she could not communicate —— papa pig. the worry of letting her daughter down. then suddenly this menacing voice said casually, that's just a reminder you're speaking to a prisoner in iran. you can imagine what her life is like at the moment. ido what her life is like at the moment. i do worry about her mental health and that's why if borisjohnson goes to iran, he sees herface to and that's why if borisjohnson goes to iran, he sees her face to face, it will be a boost to her that people are rooting for her, trying to call for her release and she has not been forgotten. tulip siddiq, mp for hampstead and kilburn, thanks for hampstead and kilburn, thanks for joining for hampstead and kilburn, thanks forjoining us. that speak to our security
correspondent. he is in bahrain. borisjohnson goes to iran over a british woman's fate, this is a sensitive diplomatic area. this is he is basically walking into a diplomatic minefield here. it's incredibly sensitive. the difficulty for borisjohnson incredibly sensitive. the difficulty for boris johnson and incredibly sensitive. the difficulty for borisjohnson and any visiting western minister is there two irans. the official one he will be met and greet and buy the foreign minister, the red carpet with the elected government, and then dig deep state, the hardliners, the radicals, the guardians of the islamic revolution, the judiciary guardians of the islamic revolution, thejudiciary by the guardians of the islamic revolution, the judiciary by the people who do not trust or like the west and want to manufacture a difficulty with the west. even if he was able to get
some encouraging words for the foreign minister, he may well get those words, that doesn't mean the hardliners will agree to death. iran will have a shopping list of what they want in return, any concession they want in return, any concession they feel they are making on there. i'm looking at the surroundings behind you, you are in bahrain, there is a security conference taking place. that is happening in the light of president trump's comments about to reason and? —— aboutjerusalem's? comments about to reason and? —— about jerusalem's? i'm in a luxury hotel and qatar has not been invited this year. all morning we have been hearing criticisms of this announcement and privately, western counterterrorism specialists have been telling me they are very concerned that this is going to generate more terrorism and the previous saudi ambassador to london,
who before that ran this country's intelligence service for midi quarter of a century, said this will be oxygen and nutrition too radical. they feared this will encourage radical recruiters for isis and al-qaeda to say look what the west is doing, look what the leader of the democratic world is doing, you should be with us not them. there is a fear here that we will see more terrorism because of this announcement. thank you. here's stav with a look at this morning's weather. snow for many of us? good morning. slow across the north and west, the east is dry and sunny. that is how we will see things today. some incredible weather watchers picture about whether winter wonderland scene. shropshire had some very heavy snow yesterday,
disruptive snow in fact. we think country showers across parts of the west midlands into north wales and cheshire and merseyside. the snow is there in highland, plenty of silent leg showers moving down. they will have those risks. more showers for parts of scotland, northern ireland and running to the cheshire gap, they will push further westwards northwards into lancashire and manchester, the odd one across west wales. they find dry sunny day after a cold start. a really cold evening the first part of the night, snow showers continue across the west, then there is rain that pushes are from the south west as advance into the cold air, it will turn quickly to heavy snow during the early hours and into sunday morning. anyway and this meeting, the midlands, into northern england, parts of wales, is this glitzy ten centimetres or maybe more as a higher ground, 15—20
centimetres, that is disruptive snow so you can imagine how it will be like on sunday morning. take care if you have two had out on the roads, the snow will continue through the course of the morning into the afternoon. it will shift eastwards, starting to peter out and turned back into sleety rain for many, then across cell there will be westerly winds, parts of south wales and the bristol channel. eight or 9 degrees here, scotland and northern ireland apart from wintry showers, dry, sunny and cold. there is an area of low pressure, moving to the main continent, this area of low pressure, storm will bring some damaging weather to parts of france. this northern edge may quit southern britain through the course of monday. cloudy, windy, a bit of winter venus in it. to the north showers but largely fine and dry. sunshine although still cold. things calm down into tuesday, those areas of low pressure move away, a dry one
for most, lighter winds and spills of sunshine a frosty start. it's very cold, isn't it? you're watching breakfast. time now for a look at the newspapers. the broadcaster ian collins is here to tell us what's caught his eye. you often see papers having arguments with each other but the telegraph is now digging into the financial times's your editor. they are claiming back in march there was are claiming back in march there was a lunch between the ft editor and jean—claude juncker from the eu commission. they are very pro—remain. apparently in that month, lionel barber happened to say we have done some calculation that the paper as we reckon that brexit will cost 60 billion euros. as a
result of that, it is suggested by the mischievous daily telegraph perhaps that jean—claude juncker and others dined out on this figure saying it could be 60 million. the suggestion is that the financial times could have cost us an extra 15 billion as a result of that month, the most constant lunch in history, as they say. it says mr barber is such a committed europhile that he was high . -- high . —— high honourfor it. . -- high honour for it. there's a story in the guardian about the pope about the use of words? the lord's prayer. everybody knows the lord's prayer. everybody knows the lord's prayer if you are religious or not if you are a christian or not. you've heard it often enough avenue? that great feeling when you are little in the assembly, you can recite it without looking at it. they've changed the words over time.
they've changed the words over time. the words have been changed, in france they have a different version but it all comes down to the line lead us not into temptation. pope argues that god is leading us into temptation, and god is god and he would do no such thing, it is scurrilous to suggest otherwise is, and adding words there. he thinks the version should be do not let us fall into temptation which would be more appropriate? you can imagine in religious circles this could be a matter of debate. i imagine there are people writing e—mails right now that the outrageousness of tinkering around with the lord's prayer. there are people dedicating every waking hours to this, to me there are lots of things that could change. there are inappropriate versus all over the place. that is a whole other debate. this reflects the pope trying to transform or being transformative figure when it comes to the church. i know he is the pope
and he is very important. but i'm not sure that the pontiff brief extends to monkeying around with a big player. but if anyone can come and be pope can? said that the written on the side of the pope mobil? i want if some people should have the influence they have. you ta ke have the influence they have. you take this story out and i'm almost resentful about giving this publicity. i agree with you, there's a reason i picked it. this is the prankster, i love that word, who cemented a microwave to his own head. his name isjason windle and head. his name isjason windle and he is 22, and he did a stunned when he is 22, and he did a stunned when he put a microwave on his head and the firefighters had to come out and rescue it. why have you picked this story? because i think he knew exactly what he was doing. we all know the charlie bit my finger at
youtube. it hurts when charlie does that! i thought you were recounting a story. you're in denial. i thought we got over. the people that made their video made a 6—figure salary and they didn't realise at the time, they put it onto youtube and it went viral and has hundreds of millions of hits. you can make a lot of money out of duty. i think this guy with the microwave knew exactly what he was doing. in this case, allowing people to put dangerous things out there? that somebody had to call 999 presumably because this man had his head stuck in cement. that isn't clever and it's a waste of
resources. will get hundreds of millions of hits and microwave head boy... it makes the order is relu cta nt to boy... it makes the order is reluctant to show this picture of a nearly didn't do this story. reluctant to show this picture of a nearly didn't do this storylj reluctant to show this picture of a nearly didn't do this story. i think they have this morning defile and their biggest unwanted christmas present story. the other day i made a toasted sandwich and loved it. ham and cheese toasted salad. i've never —— toasted salad. -- toasted salad. i've never understood by all the things that people buy and own news, the sandwich toaster, a toasted sandwiches quite a common thing you get from one of those. why this would be on the list... is it because people already have one? would be on the list... is it because people already have one ?|j think it's cleaning. they're better these days. a lot of what this says
as well as people don't know how to use these bread makers and slow cookers. the bread-makeri can understand, you have these ingredients but a fewjenna had to make a toasted salad and a sandwich maker, thank you you should be carted out the back. make the sam wood and put it in the toaster? shut the lid... you have to barter both ways of making a good toasted sandwich. half of given presents are never used. what would be your favourite filling for your toasted sandwich? traditional, if you don't have cheese, you're not part of the club. maybe watch a bit of ham in there. only in. never tomato. causes there. only in. never tomato. causes the sogginess on the inside. there. only in. never tomato. causes the sogginess on the insidem there. only in. never tomato. causes the sogginess on the inside. if you buy it straight into it, it can take the roof of your mouth. heavy on the worcester sauce. would you? tabasco. all the way. good. enjoy one later?
might go for one now. they will talk to saturday kitchen in a while, we should ask them what their perfect toasted damages, it i bet it's impressive. that's where you get the perfect recipe. the countdown to next yea r‘s football world cup is well under way. the players are in training, fans are booking tickets and managers are pouring over the stats to try and get the edge over their opponents. russia plays host to the tournament and that's where a rather more unique group of experts are also being put through their paces ahead of the main event. our moscow correspondent, steve rosenberg, has been to find out more. forget lionel messi or ronaldo, these could be the real stars of the world cup. they are rusher‘s fairy fortune tellers, all of them were told, experts at predicting football results. as your intrepid moscow correspondent, sarah and i have visited all the host cities for next
yea r‘s visited all the host cities for next year's tournament visited all the host cities for next yea r‘s tournament and visited all the host cities for next year's tournament and discovered a menagerie of soccer soothsayers. first stop, saatchi. here's the stadium. meanwhile down at the local aquarium... this is harry the altar and in so cheap he has a reputation for results, with a 50% success rate. i will ask him about england. the chances that the world cup. yes or no? ready? he's gone straight for the green. it took seconds, he's decided, no doubt about it from england to win. onto ekaterinburg where the excitement is building on the pitch but in the zoo. maggots at the pitch but in the zoo. maggots at the ready, meet the fortune—telling meerkat. i'm told he has plenty of experience picking winners, let's see where he's gone. england? that's a good sign. ever since pulled the
german octopus hit the headlines in 2010 with his world cup predictions, the search has been on for a worthy successor. have they found one in saint petersburg? successor. have they found one in saint petersburg ? at successor. have they found one in saint petersburg? at the world famous hermitage museum, they believe their animal oracle beats the opposition by a whisker. meet the opposition by a whisker. meet the fortune—telling cat. he will be predicting the soccer scores. let's see he chooses in this combination. crystal ball on four legs, he is not, i suspect. crystal ball on four legs, he is not, isuspect. but crystal ball on four legs, he is not, i suspect. but at least he is cute. it's a curious world. very bizarre. no more curious than if we we re bizarre. no more curious than if we were to introduce saturday kitchen. and then ask him what his favourites
toastie? it has to be cheese with a fresh truffles and maybe a view cornichons in there and with a bag yet and love. you're winding me up on you? of course not! what's on the programme? is our special guest is the fabulous cornichons, you are here to face food heaven or food hell, what's your food here to face food heaven or food hell, what's yourfood heaven? anything with spinach, pine nuts and seafood. food help? snails. sorry about that but you. don't be so yet! they're delicious, don't worry. two brilliant chefs here as well. what will you make? were making a rice dish with saffron and pumpkin,
chestnuts, caramelised onions, modes of spices, it's delicious. very buttery. anton? a seasonal dish, it's caramelised with a chestnut sauce and a turnip salad. two great dishes. amazing dishes. i've got white wines today. across—the—board whites but all delicious. you guys at home are in charge of whether meera syal gets food heaven or hell. we have images of you making your pot toastie on the weekend. thanks. —— posh toastie. thanks. headlines coming up injust a moment. hello, this is breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty.
coming up before nine, stav has the weather. but first, a summary of this morning's main news. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, has arrived in iran, where he's expected to press for the release of the british—iranian woman, nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe. the aid—worker has been held prisoner in the country since april 2016. she's accused of trying to overthrow the iranian government — a charge she denies. i had ihada i had a conversation with the foreign office who stressed that borisjohnson was not going to iran just to secure nazarene's release. he will be raising it with the
iranians authorities, but it was made clear we should not expect any miracles. —— the moore. one of the cabinet's leading brexiteers has suggested that voters can use the next general election to have their say on a final deal with the european union — and to force a future government to change course if they don't like it. the environment secretary, michael gove, makes his comments in the daily telegraph, a day after theresa may's agreement in brussels cleared the way for trade talks. the cabinet is expected to meet in the next fortnight to discuss britain's future relationship with the eu. officials in gaza say four people have died and 160 are injured following air strikes on hamas military positions by israel in the gaza strip. the strikes were in retaliation for palestinian rocket attacks on southern israel. palestinians and israeli security forces have clashed in the west bank since president trump recognised jerusalem as israel's capital on wednesday. yesterday, the us ambassador, nikki haley, defended donald trump's comments and accused the un of bias against israel. the wintry weather looks set
to continue with met office warnings in place for large parts of the uk. more snow and freezing temperatures are forecast for northern and eastern regions into tomorrow. yesterday, commuters faced problems on the roads and railways and hundreds of properties remain without power in the west midlands. we'll have a weather forecast and a few minutes. firefighters in southern california are continuing to battle wildfires, which have destroyed hundreds of homes. more than 200,000 people have already fled the area and many more are preparing to evacuate. president trump has declared a state of emergency as the fires continue to spread. those are the main stories. don't forget that stav will have the weather later. good morning, mike.
frozen pitches, i shall we will get some of those. that's right. it's possible that some of the premier league matches could be off tomorrow, but they do have on the pitch heating. let's look at the cricket. ben duckett was training in perth and he had a chance to play in the warm up against cricket australia in 11, but he has been dropped and now we know. there was an incident in a bar in perth which has echoes of what they had —— of what happened at the beginning of this tool. with —— tour withjohnny
ba i rstow. this tool. with —— tour withjohnny bairstow. it happened on thursday night after a curfew had been lifted. on the night it was lifted, there was another incident in a bar in perth. the timing of this latest incident is seen as embarrassing. then duckett is training with the lions squad. he was expected to play in the warm up match against australia, but he was replaced at short notice. we wondered why am it is because he is facing an ecb enquiry into an incident in a bar in perth on thursday night. it is understood that that the police
weren't involved, understood that that the police we ren't involved, no understood that that the police weren't involved, no members of the public were involved, but he has been suspended, pending this disciplinary enquiry. it will raise more questions about the behaviour of england's players on this tour. staggeringly, this incident happened on the first night the players were really allowed out after a midnight curfew had been lifted and that curfew had been lifted and that curfew was imposed after wicketkeeperjohnny bairstow, curfew was imposed after wicketkeeper johnny bairstow, who was involved in an incident in a bar in perth last month, there was also the ongoing issue of ben stokes, and we're waiting to find out if he will face charges over an incident outside nightclub in bristol. this disciplinary action after everything that has happened with england is the last thing they need. we are expecting an england press conference in around ten minutes time, so! conference in around ten minutes time, so i will bring you that on
bbc news. we will find out what trevor davis has to say. he was furious after thejohnny bairstow incident. on the pitch, opener keatonjennings, has made a case for picking him next week, by scoring 80, and so too has tom curran , not out 73 and he's helped edge england into a good position in this two day match, batting first they are 313—8. all eyes on manchester and merseyside tomorrow for the derbies but this lunchtime it is east versus west london. west ham versus chelsea. the hammers are in the bottom three and looking for first win under david moyes but despite their position, he thinks he is starting to make his mark on his new squad. i didn't want to get too carried away but i have to say the players have got really good. they have take on board everything with asked of them. they are doing the work and right from the start, i said they will have to do the work
if they want to play. hopefully they are all doing that. i was saying how aid in flint‘s celebration was... do it again. he is walking along. this is how he was celebrating his goal. he did his jumping eyebrows, but he changed it. it gets a bit messy, don't try this at home. there we go. aiden flint,
scoring last night the winner. i was not expecting that. that is just silly. he can't do that on the pitch? he can do in the training room. it's a bright outlook for ronnie o'sullivan whatever happens in the snooker today. the rocket will play stephen maguire in the semi—finals, after beating martin gould 6—3, while shaun murphy will play ryan day in the other semi and whatever happens in o'sullivan's match, he feels he can't lose. it was win—win because i thought, if they get beaten, at least i get home to dinner. and if i win i have another day here. i have to have a win—win. at this stage of the game... on the places around here that do
dinner? there are quite a few places around here that will do dinner for you. yes, but i would like to see my missus. i decided a while ago, i like to do my own thing. whatever happens in the game is great, i pick and choose what i want to do. i think my happiness comes in doing other things away from snooker. in 8 weeks lizzie yarnold, will try to become the first british athlete to retain a winter olympic title, but the season, is not going to plan for the skeleton bob slider. yarnold won the gold in sochi 4 years ago, but yesterday, falling snow hampered her, and she finished 13th place, at the latest world cup event at wintersberg, in germany. "what can you do in a snow storm she tweeted." jumping fences and riding through fire mean their skills are arguably even more extreme than the likes of ap mccoy and nick skelton. now the met‘s mounted police are gearing up to show off their stuff at the horse of the year show, which takes place this week in london. ijoined them in training to find out how these skills help them prepare for being on the beat in london. they are the heavyweights
of the equestrian world, with some of the bravest riders. despite the size and the weight of these beasts, it is all about the most delicate position and accuracy, as theyjump through fire and even manage to remove some of their uniform — and the saddle, and stirrups. but this isn't just about showcasing their skills this week. the mounted police use this training to help them prepare for their main job, and whatever they might face on the streets of london. we are cops on horses, police officers on horses. these horses are all operational horses. they patrol the streets of london daily. this ride we are doing, what you see today, it's all about training and developing the officers, and developing the horses, so that we can take those skills out onto the street. in a public order situation, like a riot, they say that one mounted officer can do the job of ten on foot. i saw how crucial these training sessions are for when things don't go to plan. you have to be quite robust as a rider.
you can have situations, not that many years ago, like tottenham, you have vehicles and buildings burning. a horse reacts adversely to that. so this sort of thing is great for their training. it's about trust and confidence. the first mounted police were around 150 years before the first pictures in the 1920s, and over the following decades, they became famous for their musical rides. newsreel: this is a trial of precision and grace, where the policemen can show off their equestrian skills. since 2014 there has been an increase in the number of mounted police again, following a study by a university which showed that the value of the horses was icebreakers — notjust in public order situations but in community policing as well. you are six times more likely to interact and chat to a police since 2014 there has been an increase in the number of mounted police again, following a study by a university
which showed that the value of the horses was icebreakers — notjust in public order situations but in community policing as well. you are six times more likely to interact and chat to a police officer if they are on a horse than if they are just on foot. of course, it's all to do with the horse. i think a personable horse helps a bit. you're much more approachable on a horse. i found the difference, initially, when ijoined the mounted branch, i couldn't believe how many people stopped and wanted to speak to you. if you go to an estate, you will get a crowd around you, just purely to pat the horse. before they know it, they're talking to a police officer. this is where it all begins. lots of the policemen who join the mounted force have not been on a horse before they start training. 16 weeks later, the trust between police officer and horse is so great that they will even run through walls together. there's so much i can do on a horse. but this gives me a taste of what it is like. jumping the fences, taking off their jackets, and having the trust to power through the final wall.
discuss the positive and ambitious future relationship that is in all of our interests. since the brexit referendum, a yearand of our interests. since the brexit referendum, a year and a half has passed. so much time has been devoted to the easier part of the task and now to negotiate a transition arrangement and a framework for our future relationship, we have less than a year. that is what is happening in the future and negotiations will continue into phase two. i am joined by ian and nigel baxter. they both used to work in the freight industry. the familiar outlook on business, but even though you are brothers, you have different views on brexit. who is remain? ian? yes. what we don't want to do is go into the reasons of four and again. phase
one seems to be over over pence. are you encouraged by this latest move? absolutely. theresa may has finally face the realities of brexit. we have a deal on citizens rights, and the money side of things. we can't just leave without an arrangement. we are at the point where there will bea we are at the point where there will be a pragmatic solution to these issues. we have to accept the decision of the will of the people and you are embracing the process? embracing it, but let us see where it goes. we have the charge what the deal looks like at the end of it and if it is in our interest. nigel, this is what you wanted. he wanted
britain to leave the eu. is it going how you expected? i've been disappointed with the progress we have made up until now and i have been very frustrated by the disharmony throughout the conservative party and british politics as a whole. i hoped that britain would come together having made a decision and we will put a stronger voice really in europe. we have looked disjointed. that said, we are making progress now which is to be welcomed. there are bits of it that i've perhaps would have preferred to have seen to be less complicated, but i'm happy we're moving forward. as business owners, what do want now? i work in european freight and it's important that we have pretty much the same method of trading with europe in the future that we have today. so we do need
that we have today. so we do need that close alignment between the uk and the european union. wejust can't leave with no deal. there will be no way of operating between the uk and europe. if we lead the financial market, our financial services market will be crucified overnight. we need a new arrangement, special partnership, that gives us many of the benefits we have in the past, accepting the fa ct we have in the past, accepting the fact that we have decided to leave andi fact that we have decided to leave and i qualify that by saying at the end we will have to take a judgment in parliament as to whether we are happy with the deal. in principle we are leaving, but if we moved too far away from the european union are businesses and jobs will suffer. how do you feel about that because you are keen to move away from the european union? i am keen to see britain with a —— as a sovereign
country. a free trade agreement is paramount and if we can align ourselves alongside the european union and work with them with strong cooperation, i will be satisfied. union and work with them with strong cooperation, i will be satisfiedm has life in the baxter household calmed down now the decision has been made? we have disagreed, ian and i. there is a lot of mileage left in this. we have always argued about different things, but we do it ina about different things, but we do it in a friendly way and ultimately we come together as a family. it's christmas. where going to share food and drink over the weekend. as my mother says, disagree agreeably. nigel, ian, thank you very much for talking to us. charlie is outside and we will talk to him in a moment.
stav, charlie needs a scarf this morning, doesn't he? jini needs a whole lot. it is cold. further snow showers over scotland. these are the pictures that have been coming in. snow also in shropshire and parts of northern ireland. road conditions will be treacherous weather has been snow. there will be ice, so watch out for that. snow showers across northern scotland, north—west england and northern ireland. elsewhere, a fine and dry afternoon. it will stay sunny for most of us. a really cold day, but at least the winds will not be as strong as yesterday. snow showers continuing across some northern and western areas, but we are concerned about the rain pushing
in from the south—west. as it bumps into the cold air, northern england will turn to heavy snow. the met office have an amber be prepared warning for this. we could see between ten and 20 centimetres. that isa between ten and 20 centimetres. that is a lot of snow for the uk. treacherous conditions on the road, you will need to keep checking the weather forecast if you need to head out. the snow will ease down, turning back the rain and milder air pushes in from the south. another hazard into the afternoon with severe gales and blustery showers. eight or 9 degrees, much colder further north. for scotland and northern ireland, a fine drive day. the low—pressure clears and the storm that will batter parts of france could bring disruption to the south of the uk, particularly south,
south—eastern parts. it could be wet and windy, but elsewhere, lots of sunshine a very cold. things calmed down on tuesday with the low— pressure down on tuesday with the low—pressure moving away. dry, sunny and cold for most of us. with the wintry weather and snow in the forecast, highway officials are urging people to check road conditions. it's also worth checking your car, prepping it for this cold weather. i'll hand you back to charlie who has headed outside to brave the cold. they have sent me outdoors. this is sleep and it's very cold. a lot of places are struggling with low temperatures. that is a new survey out today talking about how poorly we think about what we do in our
ca rs we think about what we do in our cars and how prepared we are. let us be to sabrina webb. you have been looking at what people get up to in winter in relation to prepare requests were icy conditions. our research shows that about a quarter of motorists don't slow down deep enough distance between them and the vehicle in front of them. it's important to de—ice your vehicle properly. all the windows and wing mirrors. any snow on roof should be removed. don't leave your car unattended when it is warming up. if you do, it could invalidate any insurance claims. there are insurance claims. there are insurance implications around a lot of those. if you leave your car unattended, it's likely it might not be covered. let's have a closer
look. we have a park here. patrick reilly, a motor recovery operative, fax or coming down. let's talk through some practical tips. do you wa nt to through some practical tips. do you want to stop at the front of the car first and we will follow you around. it's icy, what do you look out for. make sure the screens are clear and you can see where you are going. you have a cover on here, but a lot of people haven't got one or haven't thought about it or don't think it's necessary. if you don't have one and you are all iced up, what do you do? get a brush or a plastic shovel and clear your screen. a credit card? no, it's too small and you might
break your credit card. that is the kind of thing that you could do, but prepare red mess is the point. you are one of these people who are super prepared a new house staff in your boot. we do with people who have broken down following a crash of the core malfunction. so would you put your shopping? if everything is around, there is room. a folding shovel, first ed cape, screen wash, spare bits and gloves. stay warm and
dry. you even have food. is that your packed lunch? it is. my wife prepared it for me earlier. would you normally carry that around? if i am going a long distance i would. if you get stuck in a car with no engine, you have no heating and you will get cold very quickly and you have to prepare for it. it's not the most serious issue of the day, but what will be the choice of sandwich or item to take in the event of being caught in an icy situation? ham and tomato, definitely. there you go. thank you very much. you will be cheese and pickle, wouldn't you, charlie? every time. every time. i know him well. thank you
very much. we are nearly at the end of the programme, we have, well i don't know if it is a treat, but we are all being encouraged to sing a little bit more. whether it's christmas carols round the fire or welcoming in the new year with a hearty rendition of auld lang syne, the festive season is a time when even the most reluctant performer might well give singing a whirl! all next week, we'll be investigating this in more detail and we'll bejoining dan, lou, mike and steph to perform in a concert on wednesday night. so as preparation, we've called on some famous faces singing warm-up noises. why is lou's deeper than mine? ahhh. you can't ahhh, do that? mmm, ahh. ah no, vibration when you go up. what are the dos and don'ts? well, if you are doing a little gospel music, one thing is to make sure you have, you keep a rhythm in your body. he sings a scale. can do you do that? he sings a scale. mmmmmmmm. ahhhhhhh.
and just keep the vibration going. we'll do it together. mmmmmmmmm. ahhhhhhhh. i've got the vibration. # bless that wonderful name ofjesus. # bless that wonderful name #. i mean come on, charlie, no one, you're not going to lose yourjob. no one expects you to be pavarotti up there. # here it is, merry christmas, everybody‘s having fun #. put some move into it. # look to the future now, it's only just begun. ..# gave you a hint. we will be singing with the manchester inspirational gospel choir at bridgewater hall.
that's it from us. do have a lovely weekend. this is bbc news, i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 10am. the environment secretary, michael gove says voters can use the next general election to have their say on the final brexit deal. a the foreign secretary arrives for talks in iran to press for release of the british—iranian woman nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe. weather warnings for large parts of the uk, amid concern that icy conditions could cause travel delays and "cut off" some rural areas. clashes continue between israeli security forces and palestinian protestors in the west bank over president trump's decision to recognise jerusalem as israel's capital. and in half an hour — the travel show heads to germany, in search of the hidden gems of bavaria.