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hello, this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson. the rescue effort continues today after a tropical storm kills more than 180 people in the phillipines. dozens more have been injured and around 40,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. good morning, it's christmas eve on sunday the 24th of december. also this morning: political leaders pay tribute to those who help others in their annual christmas messages. travel trouble over christmas as rail lines close for more than 250 engineering works. after warnings about a "busy—body" approach to anti—social behaviour the government issues new guidance for councils in england and wales. a very good morning. in sport — a late goal damages manchester united's slim title hopes, they draw 2—2 at leicester, leaving them 13 points behind runaway premier league leaders manchester city. and in half an hour,
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and in halfan hour, i and in half an hour, i will be looking back on a momentous year for science. 0ne looking back on a momentous year for science. one that sort of fantastic 20—year finale to a mission to saturn. and louise has the weather. it isa it is a rather grey, dull, damp story this christmas eve. that is for england and wales. wet and windy further north. more later. good morning. first our main story. a relief operation is under way in the philippines — where nearly 200 people are known to have died in flash flooding and mudslides. the president of the philippines will today visit communities devastated by tropical storm tembin. sarah corker reports. in the raging floodwaters, rescue efforts are frantic and dangerous. ropes are all these villagers have the pull each other to safety. storm tembin tore through mindanao,
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the philippines‘ second largest island of home to 20 million people. flash floods and landslides have cut off entire communities and washed away homes. and with more than 100 people missing, that death toll may rise. the remote village of dalama has been buried. 0fficial help has been slow to arrive and volunteers use their bare hands to search for bodies. translation: there used to be 103 houses here, but when the flashlight happened everything was washed out. all their homes and livelihood is gone. tens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes. blocked roads and power cuts are hampering the rescue efforts. the authorities are too many people ignored warnings to leave. the call for people to evacuate in good time, before the storm, actually did not have an effect. the storm passed over some of the absolute poorest areas
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in the whole philippines, and people live in hard to reach areas, this disaster comes just a week after another tropical storm hit the central philippines. the resources of this disaster—prone nation are under strain. the un says it is ready to step in and help. sarah corker, bbc news. north korea has described the latest un sanctions imposed on the country as an "act of war". on friday, the united nations voted for measures that include limiting the country's petrol imports by up to 90%. the sanctions were in response to pyongyang's ballistic missile tests. four people are being treated in hospital after a serious collision involving several vehicles on the mao motorway in 0xfordshire. it happened between junctions 10 and ii of the northbound carriageway, which remains closed. two other people were treated at the scene of the crash which happened shortly before midnight. britain's political leaders have
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used their annual christmas messages to pay tribute to those who help others. they also urge people to support those in need over the festive season. 0ur political correspondent, eleanor garnier, has more. wishing everyone a happy christmas, the prime minister helped those who think others during the festive period. like volunteers at eight projects and international aid workers. theresa may highlighted the courage and dedication of the emergency services that went to the grand belltower tragedy and terrorist attacks in manchester and london. —— grand belltower. she thanked the armed forces. jono this christmas, as we celebrate this special time of year with family and friends. —— we will do so secure in the knowledge that the valiant hearts of our service men and women,
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many far away from their own loved ones at this special time of year, are working to keep us safe. -- g re nfell tower. are working to keep us safe. -- grenfell tower. in his second message as labour leader, he asked to think of those he may be lonely at this time of year. —— jeremy corbyn. many older citizens, who we owed so much, who should be spending timejoy, alone. we think of owed so much, who should be spending time joy, alone. we think of others such as carers and people with disabilities or dementia and abroad, we think of people living in nations such as yemen, syria and libya in fear of bullets, injury and death. nicola sturgeon paid tribute to those working over the holidays and visited a community cafe in glasgow to thank volunteers. this cafe and the volunteers are among thousands of individuals who help all
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throughout the year, notjust of individuals who help all throughout the year, not just at christmas. the lib dems leader highlighted the issue of homelessness. this is a time of year to make that commitment. that is why iam asking to make that commitment. that is why i am asking you to take out sometime this christmas and help with a local charity near you. the party leaders' festive messages were shared on social media to wish voters are merry christmas but also remind people to spare a thought for those in need. plans to scrap the army's crest and the slogan "be the best" have been halted by the defence secretary, gavin williamson. according to the mail on sunday, a leaked internal army document suggested the slogan was regarded as dated and elitist. the mod says mr williamson believes the army to be "the best of the best" and had put the proposals on hold. rail passengers are being warned
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they could face disruption as network rail carries out its biggest ever christmas engineering programme. 260 projects across england, scotland and wales will lead to numerous station closures over the festive period. many of britain's mainline routes will also be shut or running reduced services over the coming days. new guidance on how local autorities combat anti—social behaviour has been issued by the government, following concerns that some councils are misusing the measures. critics say so—called public spaces protection 0rders have been used inapproriately to target groups such as rough sleepers and dog—owners. andy moore reports. some charities working with the homeless say the new powers can be used indiscriminately against rough sleepers. 0thers used indiscriminately against rough sleepers. others say so—called public spaces protection 0rders, which can cover large areas, are being used to target groups like
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buskers or dog walkers. councils argue they are working with their communities to crack down on serious problems. the manifesto group campaigns on what they call the overregulation on ordinary life. it has hundreds of these orders have been issued, making a wide range of activities are criminal offence. the gi’oup activities are criminal offence. the group claims, for example, that is pa rt group claims, for example, that is part of a crackdown on again, like paul wanted and loitering around shop owners —— shop entrances. latch blackpool. brighton wanted to stop it anyone and sleeping in a car, ca rava n it anyone and sleeping in a car, caravan oi’ it anyone and sleeping in a car, caravan or tent in the town. fines of up to £100 can be issued for any breaches of these orders. the local government association says it will work constructively with the government to introduce the new guidelines. public space protection orders are used for the really serious and of antisocial behaviour and councils don't choose to do this
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on their own. residents will come to us, businesses will come to us and to say there might be some bedding, daytime drinking or even street racing. that is the sort of things that these orders are used for. the revised guidelines say councils must focus on specific problems rather than blanket bans of behaviour that are not in themselves antisocial. they must make sure they consult the public before the regulations are introduced. andy moore, bbc news. more children from vulnerable backgrounds in england will get the chance to attend some of the country's top boarding schools. as part of a government scheme, local authorities work with children's charities to put forward pupils for bursaries and scholarships. ministers believe going to boarding school can provide children in care with greater stability. london zoo will reopen today, after a fire left a number of animals dead and several members of staff needing medical attention. a 9—year—old aardvark died in the blaze and four meerkats are also believed to have been killed. an investigation is under way into the cause of the fire,
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which broke out in the zoo's children's area, before spreading to a shop. tributes have been paid to the reality tv star leon bernicoff who died yesterday at the age of 83, following a short illness. the retired teacher appeared on the channel four show gogglebox alongside his wife. the network said he would be remembered for his "unique personality and sharp wit". those are the main stories this morning. good morning if you are up and about early for christmas eve. no doubt with lots ofjobs to do. here is a look at the front pages. the sunday telegraph has a story. ministers, tax grab on brexiteers is bad for democracy. this is michael gove on boris johnson bad for democracy. this is michael gove on borisjohnson taking a swipe at the people being hit by big tax
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bills. —— taking a swipe at the fact that people being hit by big tax bills worth it donated to the leave campaign. the remain as word has affected. the photograph is dame diana rigg. she stars in victoria on itv this christmas. she has given an interview in which she reports her heart stopped during cardiac surgery at the months ago. ——a few months ago. the gap between the rich and poon ago. the gap between the rich and poor. the poor friend ago. the gap between the rich and poor. the poorfriend —— spend more time in ame. —— a&e. theresa may, reportedly, ditching hunting to back
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animal rights. apparently, they claim, she is abandoning roo will tourists to woo the young. no comment on downing street that this morning. —— from downing street. ringo starr will get a knighthood. the sunday mirror story from george michael's family. his death still hau nts michael's family. his death still haunts them. and the mail on sunday, sorrento. this is the story we just reported. the army. the be that best campaign. —— they will put those plans on hold. for many of us, tomorrow is the big day that we've been building up to for weeks. but many people in the uk do not celebrate christmas and our colleagues at bbc three have been speaking to some of them, to find out what not to say to those
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who choose not to embrace the festivities. scrooge. you have to have a tree. what about christmas dinner? seriously? 0h, what about christmas dinner? seriously? oh, no, boo. you are missing out, boo. people are saying, may god, you don't see family at christmas? when that people think i am joking christmas? when that people think i amjoking and christmas? when that people think i am joking and then they say, you are muslim. i am like, yeah, i am joking and then they say, you are muslim. iam like, yeah, i am am joking and then they say, you are muslim. i am like, yeah, i am jewish and people are like, oh, 0k! there are other relation —— that religion is out there and there are christian people that don't celebrate christmas. jetta why? why not? there area christmas. jetta why? why not? there are a lot of things i don't do, i don't punch kittens, you don't question that. but everyone loves christmas songs! that is correct. i
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love christmas... what about mariah carey? # last christmas i gave you my heart that the very next day, you gave it away. # there is not a christmas song. away. # there is not a christmas songfi is hard to avoid because it is everywhere, it's on the streets, it is in the supermarket. what about christmas dinner? it is a roast dinner, isn't it? i have it every sunday. nobody likes sprouts, you have to eat it because it is christmas. it is law. people spend hours with christmas dinners. especially in an african household! 0h, especially in an african household! oh, you know! you know! banner they have their african grilled little... desserts and spend 20 minutes later, people say, you want a biscuit? cup
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of tea ? people say, you want a biscuit? cup of tea? no, iwant people say, you want a biscuit? cup of tea? no, i want an nmr, to get it out. #itis out. # it is the most wonderful time of the year. 0h, # it is the most wonderful time of the year. oh, please. the whole thing is the end. i like it when it is finished. thank you. it is done. imagined a world when every day is like christmas? know! please, let's not do it. and thank you to our colleagues at bbc three who put that together for us. you are watching breakfast from bbc news. the main stories this morning: flash—floods and landslides have killed nearly 200 people and displaced 70,000 people in the philippines. the prime minister and other political leaders have used their christmas messages
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to thank those who help others. let's catch up with the weather forecast for the first time. you may be travelling out on the roads. let's see how it is looking. good morning, louise. nice to see you and happy christmas. and you, happy christmas. most of us it should be a nice day if you are travelling to see friends and family. you can see this conveyor belt of cloud which has been spilling into the north and west. that is where we have the rain. heavy and relentless across north—west scotland, and that will bring at least 60 millimetres of rainfall in some gusty winds as well. 50 mph gust is with heavy rain as we speak. but it looks as though the rain mostly confined to the fire north—west. for the rest of us are similar story to the last four days. it is mild, cloudy and pretty dull in places. a chilly start of the
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south—west. here we are seeing some brea ks south—west. here we are seeing some breaks in the cloud but nevertheless a good deal of dry weather in the story. drizzly rain through wales first thing this morning and rather grey and places, but quite mild and that mild feel will continue for the rest of christmas eve. we see that rain starting to push on the fringes of northern ireland, the heaviest of which across north—west scotland, that will gradually shift its way steadily eastwards as we go through the day. so not much change in the story into the afternoon, the cloud and rain slowly slipping into northern ireland, mostly down through western scotland. eastern fringes of scotland a bit more shelter and it will be a reasonable sort of day. double digits quite widely for most. starting to see the signs of something just a little bit colder pushing into the fire north—west. but as we move out of christmas eve, it looks as though the start to christmas day will potentially be a light one. technically into higher ground of scotland, cold air sitting in behind
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that rain, but the rain really sitting through the scottish borders and moving out of northern ireland and moving out of northern ireland and eventually in the north of england. some of showers will be wintry in nature in the far north—west but the rain gradually pushing into wales and south—west england. a wet end to your christmas day. double digits and windy with it. gales unexposed coasts but you can see behind it that colder areas likely to kick in. the rain moves through at quite a pace. some of it will be quite heavy but thankfully it is through christmas night in the early boxing day. look at the noticeable difference on boxing day. 0nce noticeable difference on boxing day. once the front moves through the wind is swings around to north—westerly. if you are trying to walk off some of the excess on boxing day you will need some extra layers. there will be some rain across wales and england and it will turn wintry on higher ground. it will get colderfrom turn wintry on higher ground. it will get colder from boxing turn wintry on higher ground. it will get colderfrom boxing day onwards, only around four or five
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degrees in the far north of scotland. i will be back later. louise, thank you very much indeed. warm and damp on christmas day, it is always the way, isn't it? the clock is ticking for people still hoping to get away for christmas. if you are planning on taking the train, it is worth noting that network rail is due to carry out its biggest ever festive engineering programme. so how can you keep your travel plans on track? from london paddington station, we are joined by the independent‘s travel editor simon calder. good morning to you. thank you for getting up bright and early to talk to us. that place is a bit quiet today, isn't it? it is really eerie, actually, roger. i havejust been up to the concourse and effectively it was me, a security guard and a trickle of poor foreign tourists hoping to catch the express train to heathrow airport. that along with everything else will not be running from now until next thursday. so
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there is a whole lot of taxis doing some really good business. that is all to do with the crossrail project. they have closed this main terminal station, which would normally have on sunday 50,000 people coming in from the west of england, from south wales, theyjust say no, no trains running and they will be back on thursday. a similar story on the other side of london. liverpool street station, same reason, the big crossrail project going through london. the main line continuing onwards to suffolk and norfolk will be closed on to the new year. heading south from the capital you have problems at charing cross station, cannon street and london bridge station. effectively they are close down again, because the idea is, of course, fewer people travelling this time of year. getting all the heavy lifting done. 32,600 people working on 260 network rail projects at a total cost of £160 million. it is incredible the
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numbers, as you say, 32,600 people working. but it is going to cause disruption, and not just working. but it is going to cause disruption, and notjust in london. 0ther disruption, and notjust in london. other parts of the country have work going on as well. yes, and of course, the main railways all close down anyway. everywhere on christmas day, and also on boxing day, on almost all lines. but these network rail projects are on top of that. for example the main line coming north out of southampton central is going to be close right up until new year. you also have the birmingham to wolverhampton mainline through dudley, that is closed. and manchester... sorry, from the north—west there are a few works around manchester but the line from preston to lancaster, so the west coast main line heading between scotla nd coast main line heading between scotland and england, that is going to be closed as well. and spare a thought for poor old blackpool. they have been cut off from the west
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coast main line by train and that will continue right until the end of january. i never cease to marble at your encyclopaedic knowledge. you did that all without a single note. thank you very much indeed, a very happy christmas to you and thank you for joining happy christmas to you and thank you forjoining us from paddington station. also worth noting as we reported in the news a little earlier, the mao with problems in 0xfordshire, closed northbound following an accident overnight. we will update you on that during the course of the morning as well. that may have a bearing on your travel plans. richard is here with the sport. nice to see you, happy christmas to you as well. and a very happy christmas for manchester city. absolutely, the statistics are amazing. they beat bournemouth a—0, thatis amazing. they beat bournemouth a—0, that is their 17th win in a row. mentioning a few of this are the sticks, they are the first team to score 100 goals in the calendar year since liverpool in 1982. they are
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unbeaten in all competitions in 2017. it is incredible and they have the second longest sequence of windsor ever in europe's top divisions, that was by and munich with 19. divisions, that was by and munich with19. -- divisions, that was by and munich with 19. —— bayern and munich. so manchester city are now 13 points clear at the top of the premier league, on a day when their rivals all faltered. there was more movement at the bottom of the table, where the battle for survival is much tighter. nick parrott rounds up yesterday's action, starting at the etihad. and aguero!100 and aguero! 100 goals at the etihad stadium for aguero, the latest landmark in the manchester city season. and it didn't stop there. city's record scorer took bournemouth to pieces. he set up sterling and bagged another himself for good measure. city ran out a—0 winners. there has been speculation over the argentine's future but his boss told the media afterwards that aguero's legend would decide his own
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future. we have to do for the team, for the club what is the best. i understand completely with football players, it is important they are respectful of their team—mates. it is not a problem. city's winning streak, which started against bournemouth in august, is nowjust two short of that set over by and munich. they grew to —— believed grew to a massive 13 points. two points from mata saw them leading to the foxes. but harry maguire came to le i ceste r‘s the foxes. but harry maguire came to leicester's rescue deep in injury time. there were no slipups for totte n ha m time. there were no slipups for tottenham at burnley as kane claimed the match ball at turf moor. spurs edged closer to a place in the top four. newcastle came from behind to beat west ham 3—2 in a thrilling encounter at london's stadium. ending a run of nine league games without a win saw them pull themselves out of the relegation
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zone. the pressure is used on stoke city manager mark hughes as he saw his side beat west brom a—1. it kept his side beat west brom a—1. it kept his club out of the relegation zone at the expense of alan pardew‘s team. there was a lot of outside pressure, i must say i have had fantastic support from peter and john. they have been in all this weekend and norway have been doing is reassuring me, reassuring the staff, reassuring the places, but they are fully behind what we are doing, and that support is really important. swansea sacked boss paul clement last thursday, they promoted leon brittan the player manager. he grins inspire them to victory at the liberty stadium over crystal palace which would have lifted them off the bottom of the table but they did come from behind to claim a point. next up for the swans is a trip to liverpool, for what could be a bruising encounter on boxing day. southampton's charlie austin could
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face retrospective action from the football association over an incident which left the keeper with a suspected broken nose during a 1—1 draw at st mary ‘s and brighton beat watford1—0. middlesbrough have parted company with manager garry monk, hours after a 2—1win at sheffield wednesday. the former swansea and leeds united boss has been replaced by academy manager craig liddle on an interim basis. middlesbrough are ninth in the championship following ryan shotton's winner at hillsborough. in the scottish premiership, celtic are now eight points clear in the scottish premiership after beating second—placed aberdeen 3—0, while kilmarnock came from behind to beat rangers for the first time since february 2012, kris boyd scoring twice in three minutes against his former club to secure a 2—1victory. elsewhere, there were wins for hibernian and partick thistle. motherwell drew 1—1 with dundee. it ended goalless between stjohnstone and hearts. barcelona have tightened their grip on the la liga title with a 3—0 win over real madrid in el clasico.
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after a goalless first half, luis suarez scored the game's opening goal, from a typical flowing move. lionel messi added a second from the penalty spot, before barcelona made it three in injury time. they are now nine points clear at the top, with real madrid lying in fourth place. in rugby union's aviva premiership, champions exeter chiefs went 11 points clear at the top with a 35—1a victory over northampton saints at franklin's gardens. it was the saints' first premiership match since the sacking of director of rugbyjim mallinder. exeter‘s will chudley opened the scoring with the best try of the match in the first half. exeter scored three more tries to seal a bonus—point win and put exeter 11 points clear at the top. elsewhere, there were wins for newcastle, sale, and wasps. in the pro1a, edinburgh pulled off a shock win, beating glasgow 18—17 with a last—minute try at murrayfield, despite only having 1a men for nearly all of the game. it is glasgow's first defeat in the pro1a this season. there is some injury news out
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of both the australian and england camps this morning, ahead of the boxing day ashes test in melbourne. australia's fast bowler mitchell starc will miss the match with a heel injury, while england bowler craig 0verton also misses out due to a broken rib. the ashes, of course, have already been lost, with england trailing 3—0 in the series. there has been plenty of talk about sledging during the series, but australian batsman david warner says their success has quietened the visitors down. it is test cricket, you know, it is ha rd it is test cricket, you know, it is hard fought out there. sometimes you think you are times when you want to go at people and sometimes you go in your shell like a turtle. you know, we have probably shut them up a little bit at the moment. hopefully this gets them up and going, and firing some barbs, because i love that. i love whenever we are in a contest, and i feel like that. i love whenever we are in a contest, and ifeel like they that. i love whenever we are in a contest, and i feel like they were quite flat wa, that's for sure. ——
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quite flat wa, that's for sure. —— quite flat wa, that's for sure. —— quite flat in wa. phil ‘the power‘ taylor is into the third round of the pdc world darts championship at alexandra palace. the power breezed through his second—round match against justin pipe a—0. this will be the 16—time world champion's last appearance on the oche, as he retires after the tournament. and finally, do you ever feel like you are seeing double? here is the moment roy hodgson's lookalike met crystal palace manager roy hodgson. the real roy was introduced to the swansea steward, who looks incredibly like the former england boss, before yesterday's 1—1 draw at the liberty stadium. probably a slightly different accent, i would probably a slightly different accent, iwould imagine.|j probably a slightly different accent, iwould imagine. i have never seen you and accent, iwould imagine. i have never seen you and phil mitchell in the same room. or you and george clooney! stay with us. headlines coming up. hello.
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this is breakfast with rogerjohnson. good morning, here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. the president of the philippines is to visit victims of a tropical storm that's claimed almost 200 lives. a relief operation is under way following flash flooding and mudslides. a state of emergency has been declared in several locations across the region, where tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes. the storm is now heading west towards vietnam. north korea has described the latest un sanctions imposed on the country as an "act of war". on friday, the united nations voted for measures that include limiting

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