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this is bbc news. that was an amazing involved. that was an amazing experience. the car video funds —— i'm sure in life. the headlines at 10am: more than 70 mps and peers sign a letter urging the government to ensure julian assange faces authorities in sweden, if they request his extradition. the lando fans, they were very the sudanese general who led a coup to overthrow long—term leader positive and excited about that as 0mar al—bashir steps down, just 24 hours after well. as the pilot of the millennium he took charge of the country. doctors celebrate a new treatment falcon. for everyone who did not get it, hopefully they get some of the called gene silencing, excitement that star wars fans have that's seen major success in treating the crippling pain about this film. caused by porphyria. thank you forjoining us. thank you. a dutch fertility doctor is found to have used his own sperm she was so enthusiastic. a lot of to father 49 children, enthusiasm for that. without his patients' consent. december? it will be put in my and shakespeare's works are well known, calendar. but where in london did he live? stay with us, headlines coming up. we speak to the historical detective who's tracked him down. the travel show is in los angeles in search of the local wild mountain lions whose lives and habitat are under threat.
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good morning. welcome to breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. our headlines today: reversing crippling pain — doctors use a new type of medicine called gene silencing. experts hope more diseases can be treated. dozens of mps say if sweden wantsjulian assange over allegations of sexual assault, hand him over, as they call for the wikileaks founder to facejustice. in sport, a tiger charge leaves him one shot off the lead after two rounds of the masters. and he survives a tackle from a security guard at augusta too. will the force be strong with this one? excitement builds as the title and trailer for the latest star wars movie is released.
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mike bushell causes a ding—dong as he gets to grip with the team sport that involves pulling tonnes of heavy metal. most m ost pla ces most places will be dry again this weekend, some sunshine at times but the wind will be stronger so it will still feel cold. join me later for the details. it's saturday, 13th april. our top story: a new type of medicine called gene silencing has been used to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. it works by fine—tuning the genetic instructions locked in our dna. experts say it could be used for other conditions including parkinson's disease and alzheimer's. here's our health and science correspondent, james gallagher. and the cow, look, moo! sue has endured pain few can imagine. she has to take strong painkillers every day due to a disease called porphyria. sue needed hospital treatment if she had a severe attack but even morphine didn't stop the pain then.
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i've had a child, i have done child labour but itjust feels like it's never going to end, it is so, so intense, so strong that it's in your legs, in your back and itjust resonates everywhere. it's really, really unbearable. but sue's life has been transformed by a monthly injection of a new type of medicine called gene silencing. this is how it works. inside our cells are genes. they send out messages containing the instructions for running our body but in porphyria an error leads to a build—up of toxic proteins. gene silencing intercepts the messenger, disabling it and restoring the correct balance of proteins. the study showed gene silencing cut attacks by 74% and half of patients were completely freed from the attacks needing hospital treatment. british doctors who took part
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in the clinical trial say the impact was amazing. these are very difficult patients to treat and they've had a very difficult time and i'm surprised, genuinely surprised how well it works in this condition and i think it offers a lot of hope for the future. sue is now enjoying life without pain but the implications of this study go much further than sue and porphyria. experts say gene silencing is an exciting new area of medicine with the potential to work in diseases that are currently untreatable. james gallagher, bbc news. more than 70 mps have signed a letter urging the government to make surejulian assange faces authorities in sweden, should they request his extradition. the wikilea ks co—founder, who denies allegations of rape and sexual assault, was arrested on thursday after spending years seeking political asylum in ecuador‘s london embassy. our political correspondent susana mendonca joins us now from our london newsroom. what happening now? we have had this
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letter from 70 mps asking the home secretary to stand with the victims of sexual violence and make sure the case againstjulian of sexual violence and make sure the case against julian sanchez of sexual violence and make sure the case againstjulian sanchez properly investigated. as well as facing calls from the us for him to be extradited there in order to face charges around hacking, julian assange is also faces charges of sometime ago in sweden against rape against one woman and molestation against one woman and molestation against another and he was not tried because he was in the ecuadorian embassy in london so sweden dropped those charges. sweden is now looking at whether to resume those charges, it hasn't yet asked for his extradition but these mps say if he is going to be extradited it should be to sweden. we heard from various
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people, some people say it should be a matter for the courts and not politicians. thank you for that. the general who led a coup in sudan to overthrow long—time leader 0mar al—bashir has stepped down, after just 2a hours in charge of the country. general awad ibn awf made the announcement after tens of thousands of protesters demanded a civilian—led transition. caroline rigby reports. car horns beep. jubilation on the streets of khartoum. for months now protesters have been demanding change in sudan, an end to the 30—year rule of strongman 0mar al—bashir, but these celebrations are not about him. they are because the man who led a military coup to topple the president has also resigned. translation: i announce as the leader of the transitional military council that i am stepping down from this position to select someone whose expertise and competence i can trust, and on that basis i have chosen the kind brother lieutenant general abdel fattah abdelrahman burhan
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in succession to me. taking the oath, this is the country's third leader in just two days, an army general seen as less close to the former president who was indicted by the international criminal court for genocide. the military plans to stay in power for two years before eventual elections. chanting. but after enduring years of economic crisis and political corruption, many in sudan want even greater change, and transition to civilian rule. momentum here is with the people, not least women, who have played a major role in this revolution. change in sudan remains precarious but also full of possibility. caroline rigby, bbc news. president trump says he intends to move illegal immigrants into democrat—controlled towns and cities — including new york and chicago. he says it's in retaliation
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for the party's opposition to his immigration policies. the democrats have called his rationale "warped". i call them the illegals. they came across the border illegally, we will bring them to sanctuary city areas and let that particular area take care of it, whether it is a state or whatever it might be. california is always saying it wants more people, and they want more people in the sanctuary cities? well, we will give them more people, we will give them a lot. we can give them an unlimited supply. the name of the next star wars film has been announced. episode ix, which is going to be released later this year, will be called the rise of skywalker. if you want to have a look, this is it. it'll feature previously unseen footage of carrie fisher as princess leia — three years after the star's death. earlier we spoke to the journalist
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and star wars superfan jenna anderson, who was at the premiere of the new trailer. i am just blown away by this teaser. i was able to be in the room of the panel when they showed the trailer for the first time today and just the electricity in the room was absolutely the next level. and, yeah, all of the little teases and all the little things that they had in store. no—one really knew what to expect going into this teaser and so just experiencing all the surprises at once was amazing. soa so a lot of excitement. a lot of excitement. we come from different places because i always felt like i am missing out, i don't share that same thing. i think there's a box at coming your way and a long period of bedding down and getting to know star wars. it looks amazing and i
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get the enthusiasm. there's hope a new type of medicine called gene silencing could help those suffering with parkinson's disease and alzheimer's. it works by fine—tuning the structures of our dna and it's already been successful in reversing a rare genetic disorder called porphyria. it's something our next guest, sue burrell, suffered with for many years before taking part in a clinical trial. shejoins us now, and our health and science correspondent james gallagher is in our london newsroom. james, we will come to you in a moment, but in order that people can understand why this matters, tell us about the condition you have and what's changed. i have acute intermittent porphyria which is one of many types and it means i end up with toxins in my body. the weight you produce haemoglobin? the red
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pa rt you produce haemoglobin? the red part of your blood which is necessary for everything your body does. so that helps pain? i have a problem producing that so i end up with toxins called porphyrins which cause intense pain and sickness and paralysis. how does that manifest? significant pain is one of the big elements, i will have low level pain a lot of the time in my legs and my back, it gets intense when you have a bad attack, things like intravenous morphine don't get rid of it. what has changed? i've been on the drug for two months, after a placebo—controlled study i didn't know if i was on it and nothing changed initially and i have now seen changed initially and i have now seen significant change, i'm not having recurrent attacks and in the
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uk there are between 50 and 100 people with these symptoms and i have no pain and i never thought i might live a life with no pain. i've had it for ten years and sometimes it would be low level and an escalator and i was on opiates every day. we will talk about how it affected your life but james, explain the science because it goes toward gna, changing a gene in the dna make up. this technology works like a library and going shush in a library so if you have too much of a toxin protein that is like having noisy kids in the library. this drug stops the production of some of the proteins involved so it lowers the levels of toxic proteins by interchanging the way dna works, it doesn't alter our genetic code but a
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change how it is interpreted to alter the levels of proteins so sue doesn't have those same toxic proteins and that is why she is feeling much better today. a lot of talk in the science community about how this might relate to other conditions. the reason people are excited about this is it gets to the fundamental cause of lots of diseases. if we were to think about degenerative diseases like alzheimer's or huntington's or parkinson's, they are characterised by the build—up of toxic proteins that damage the brain, so the theory is that if you can use the same gene silencing technology to lower the levels of those proteins, maybe you can change the cause of those diseases and it gets to the fundamental causes of these diseases and some of them, we don't have
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treatments for at the moment, take porphyria, we didn't have a way to prevent attacks other than lifestyle changes but now this nobel prize—winning science is starting to help patients and we will see in the future whether it will help more diseases. and you said this has changed your life, you alluded to some of the morphine base treatment you were having, what did it do in terms of your lifestyle, job and home and family? i have a daughter who was two, you are sluggish and have pain the whole time, you don't sleep properly, you don't have energy. you were hospitalised. yes, my last big attack last april i was in hospitalforfive my last big attack last april i was in hospital for five days with iv morphine which didn't control the pain and it's scary. i can only
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imagine that moment when you first realised that you genuinely felt different, was there a moment when you thought this is working or was it more gradual? much more gradual, it more gradual? much more gradual, it was like i wasn't sure i need painkillers today, it wasn't an overnight switch off but a gradual progression and overnight switch off but a gradual ro ression and i'm overnight switch off but a gradual progression and i'm in a much better, stronger position, physically stronger, sleeping better, every facet of my life will change. talk to me about how employers and friends relaxed because there's always that thing, i know you had a severe condition but there is always that thing, you don't want to be that person.|j there is always that thing, you don't want to be that person. i work for the british porphyria association so with those people i talk about it but you just have to
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keep going and plough through unless you are in the middle of a horrendous attack. james, there could be a lot of people listening with a lot of interest to this, where do you think the timeline lies on this in terms of progress? we have known about this technology for a while, it won a nobel prize in 20 -- 2006 a while, it won a nobel prize in 20 —— 2006 and now it is starting to help a few patients in a few diseases, it will be a long time before we see it applied on a wider scale but this is where we can say this as a potential new class of medicines starting to help patients and it may be years, probably decades, but it could have an impact across a wide range of diseases. and sue, you can tell from the smile of your face how it has come across. thank you.
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it's so nice to have a good story. i think there will be some sunshine on the way. darren will bring us that. we have sunshine on the way but you could say we are getting a touch of the blues because scandinavia is drawing down that cold air but for the time being the warm air is waiting in the winds, so it stays cold this weekend and we have a stronger wind which will make it feel colder although there is a lot of dry weather and sunshine but it will be cold at night and first thing in the morning, this was taken this morning in cumbria. we have more cloud coming in across parts of suffolk and norfolk, maybe one or two showers and a risk of sleet and hailand two showers and a risk of sleet and hail and those showers will push across east anglia into the
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south—east of england can very hit and miss and there will be sunny spells but elsewhere it will be dry with some sunshine, hazy sunshine for northern ireland, wales and the south west of england, strong winds across the board and it will feel cold, temperatures struggling after that frosty start, 8 degrees near i’ows that frosty start, 8 degrees near rows north sea coasts, it quickly gets cold this evening as the sun goes down, the cloud melts away and showers retrieved but there is more cloud for northern ireland, western wales, south—west of england, but elsewhere we have the blues, frost returning and we could see temperatures down to —a by early morning so eat cold start again, a lot of dry weather again, rain in the far west of england but not getting any further and after a sunny start we will see more cloud arriving through the day, less
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sunshine and that will make it feel cold, temperatures struggling to a high of9 cold, temperatures struggling to a high of 9 or 10 celsius. at the moment our air is coming from the baltic and we still have high pressure next week, it will change position, we will get some orange colours, ourair position, we will get some orange colours, our air will come from germany and the czech republic and thatis germany and the czech republic and that is warmer so temperatures will rise, warming up in time for easter, an unusual weather pattern but we have a few towns and cities on the chart in the run—up to good friday and by then those temperatures could be 19 or 20 celsius. something to look forward to. today marks the centenary of the amritsar massacre, when hundreds of civilians were killed under the orders of a british general. despite it being one of india's greatest tragedies, there has never been a formal apology. now, museums from both countries have united to re—examine the brutal events of 1919,
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as monika plaha reports. they were closed into a pen, thousands of people and shot at like fish in a bowl. raj‘s great uncles were just teenagers at the time of the attack. they were out enjoying vaisakhi, also known as the sikh new year. little did they know the horror that was about to hit them. when the firing started, two of them managed to escape. they either scaled a wall or they managed to get through one of the exits. the youngest, unfortunately, was trampled by people running and fell under dead bodies and remained there until the following day. the british indian authorities had earlier declared martial law and banned public meetings due to a rise in demonstrations. general reginald dyer, with his troops, were sent to disperse the crowds at jallianwala bagh. they blocked the exits and between them, over 1,000 shots were fired. general dyer staunchly defended what he had done. he was interrogated
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by the british government as part of their investigation and he said he was trying to create a moral effect, that he was trying to strike terror in the people of punjab. since the massacre happened 100 years ago, this is the first time a british museum has joined forces with one in india to shine a light on the brutal attack and it's all part of a driving force to educate and create awareness on what's known as one of the greatest scandals of the british raj. jallianwala bagh is a park located in amritsar, a holy city in the heart of punjab. it's the cultural centre of the sikh religion and home to the golden temple. the british government has been under renewed pressure to apologise for its role in the amritsar massacre. we deeply regret what happened and the suffering caused. but theresa may came under criticism when she stopped short of an apology. an apology is a step in the right
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direction and will make some people feel a sense of catharsis but i think more importantly what needs to be done is the education system needs to be slightly revamped and colonial atrocities are taught in british schools. i wish somebody had apologised to my ancestors 100 years ago. i think it's futile now. historians say the shooting sparked a significant step in india's road to independence, which led to partition in 19117. thousands of miles away and a century on, there is a demand for greater awareness on the massacre and for the events of that day to never be forgotten. monika plaha, bbc news. and if you want to hear more on this you can listen to amritsar 1919: remembering a british massacre, which is available on the bbc sounds app now. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. it's time now for a look at the newspapers.
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laura trott is david cameron's former head of strategy and is here to tell us what's caught her eye. cani can i ask you the question a lot of people are thinking, are you in contact with david cameron?” people are thinking, are you in contact with david cameron? i have been. he has a book coming out soon. there will be a bit of interest. has he given you any indication if this is panning out as he expected? no, he has made the occasional public comment but he has kept a low profile, you don't want your predecessor stepping on your toes. you will start at around what has been going on recently, this is about mps and the reaction at the moment. it's a pretty depressing story, a recommendation from a
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committee in the house of commons that there are tougher sentences for people who aggravate or threaten mps. it's a horrible atmosphere there at the moment, you have mps getting death threats on a daily basis, often it isn't them but their constituency case workers who are often young people are getting young people screaming at them. we reported that mps have got panic alarms and in their houses, anna soubry says her husband were told by police, if she was my wife i would tell her not to go home. it's appalling for a democracy that people are suffering this abuse. that has one end of the scale of the anger people are thinking, amongst that there have been demonstrations and marches, which are legitimate and marches, which are legitimate and that's happening simultaneously because people want to be heard. but
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there is a difference between going out and demonstrating that you don't like a course of action and screaming rape and death threats to mps, trying to threaten them to change their mind rather than argue with them. the revamp of parliament, £4 million, it will not happen quickly. mps are not only getting screened at every day but they are also working in a place which is literally falling down, last week we had a leak into the chamber which eve ryo ne had a leak into the chamber which everyone at first thought was sewage but which was thankfully water and the whole thing had to be shut down but it is revolting at the moment, there are mice running around, cabling everywhere and the security situation is causing aggro, it's difficult to move them to a place which is secure so this will take several years. there was talk of
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leaving london altogether and going elsewhere. there were various suggestions where they would go but it's difficult with all the departments being in london, you need your secretary of state and ministers to be there. what's with the £4 billion figure? is everything costing £4 billion, it is the cost of brexit, is it the go to figure? i will tell you what it will pay for, it has 1100 rooms, an interior of the size of 60 football pitches, 4000 windows, most of which are the original bronze and it hasn't been fully renovated since it was partially rebuilt in 1945. you describe the conditions, sympathy will not be height for that
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spending. i was in government as communications director and this was a story we kept putting off because no government wants to spend money on this, they don't want it to be a priority. whereas cake... cake is good, chain shops are closing at the fastest rate in nine years but a p pa re ntly fastest rate in nine years but apparently we have more gyms, cake shops and baking stores and book shops, which is pleasant. and you also picked out... favourite cake. does blueberry muffin count as a cake? fruitcake. i will have to go with something like ba na na loaf, will have to go with something like banana loaf, or carrot cake, but a good fruitcake is a thing ofjoy. do you want to know mine, retro? black forest gateau, the ultimate
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cake. it so is. a quick word on muscle powder. apparently we should all be running upstairs to live longer, we all need muscles above average and we will live longer. to date the agenda is i have to run u psta i rs date the agenda is i have to run upstairs while eating black forest gateaux and be grateful that my house doesn't need renovation. and you don't need a panic alarm. cake, mussels, who do you talk to next? matt, do you want to talk about your gym regime or do you want to talk about cakes? what is your cake of choice? about cakes? what is your cake of choice7m would have to beat my mum's brand of cake, she used to feed it to me every year —— brandy cake. i would
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go quiet for a while, so that was my favourite. 0ur go quiet for a while, so that was my favourite. our special guest today isa favourite. our special guest today is a musician who was one of the most bought names in uk hip—hop and he also has a love of cooking, it's loyle carner. you're excited about this. this has been my dream forever. we will talk about your cookery school and your new album out next week food have anything italian, tuna, gnocchi, pasta, fresh. what about food health? muscles, i must have had a bad experience when i was younger. it's great because when we go out, my wife takes the muscles and i take the pasta. you like thejuice
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wife takes the muscles and i take the pasta. you like the juice and all that? yeah, thejuice is the pasta. you like the juice and all that? yeah, the juice is great, i take the source. we also have two great chefs, richard bainbridge. what are you cooking for us? we will cook liquid cheese on toast. a luxurious soup. and andy oliver, nice to have you. i will do spiced sea nice to have you. i will do spiced sea bream and fresh coconut avocado, and a coconut cream cheese. sounds good. and how are you? got drinks today? i have some amazing things, austrian white wine, beer from london and more besides. we will be going out after the show as well.
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you guys at home or in charge of what loyle carner eat later on, so we will see you at ten i am. sounds like fun. we have the headlines coming up here. hello, this is breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. coming up before ten, darren will have all the weekend weather. but first, it's 9.30, here's a summary of this morning's main news. doctors have used a new type of treatment called ‘gene—silencing' to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. the disorder called acute intermittent porphyria can also
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cause paralysis and death in some cases. the treatment works by fine—tuning the genetic instructions locked in our dna. experts say it could be used for a wide range of diseases like alzheimer's and parkinson's. more than 70 mps have signed a letter urging the government to ensure julian assange faces authorities in sweden, should they request his extradition. the wikilea ks co—founder, who denies allegations of rape and sexual assault, was arrested on thursday after spending years seeking political asylum in ecuador‘s london embassy. the prime minister said mr assange's arrest demonstrated that nobody was above the law. the world health organization says the spread of ebola in the democratic republic of congo is not yet a global health emergency, despite being the second biggest outbreak in history. the group says efforts to contain the epidemic have been hindered by a shortfall of funding and a lack of access to rural communities. the virus has already claimed the lives of more than 700
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—— 200 people in the country. president trump says he intends to move illegal immigrants into democrat—controlled towns and cities, including new york and chicago. he says it's in retaliation for the party's opposition thames water has told investors they'll be able to demand their money back if the industry is renationalised by a future labour government. in a document to the irish stock exchange, the utilities company said such a change could affect the company's ability to meet its obligations. a trial which freed up more than half a million hours for nhs patients is being extended for three years. it involved re—directing patients to healthcare professionals other than gps and reducing paperwork. nhs england said the scheme should be in place in three—quarters of gp practices by 2022. it is 9:33am. time for our health and safety update. you are relating back to golf? you have to do is sign disclaimers when you are round important people, in case there is a
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mishap. 0ne gentleman hopefully has done, because if he has not, he is going to be in big trouble. if you've had four back surgeries and four knee surgeries the last thing you want is random slide tackle from a slipping security guard. but tiger woods surivived that to surge into contention at the masters. the 14—time major winner is just a shot behind the leaders at augusta. there are five of them, all won majors. andy swiss reports. it was a day which began soggily and was later interrupted by a thunderstorm, but although the weather wasn't great, the golf certainly was. most notably tiger woods, as 22 years on from his first masters title, he set about rolling back the years in spectacularfashion. after his struggles with fitness, this probably wasn't what he needed — a security guard clattering into his ankle, but it hardly seem to affect him. woods stirring the augusta crowd with some quite stunning golf. just one shot off the lead,
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he'll be hoping to complete what will be the most extraordinary of stories. 0thers though found life far harder. rory mcilroy hitting it into a golf buggy at one point. seven off the pace, his chances seem very distant. but ian poulter‘s certainly aren't, another fine display from the englishman to leave him just two shots back. the european challenge though is being led by francesco molinari. the open champion one of five players at the top of a tightly packed leaderboard. this masters is still very much wide—open. at the halfway point then, it is intriguingly poised. but the big question for many will be, can tiger woods turn his promising position into what will be one of golf‘s most remarkable victories? andy swiss, bbc news, augusta. they call saturday moving day at augusta. and remember, you can watch live and uninterrupted coverage of the third round of the masters
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on bbc two from 7.30 this evening. valtteri bottas will start formula 0ne's1,000th race from pole position. the championship leader beat his mercedes team mate lewis hamilton byjust two hundredths of a second in qualifying for the chinese grand prix. the ferraris of sebastian vettel and charles leclerc will line up behind them. britain's anthony crolla has been knocked out by ukrainian vasyl lomachenko, who retains his wbo and and wba lightweight titles. lomachenko is a double olympic gold medalist and one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world, and he dominated the fight in los angeles. a right hook in the fourth round ended crolla's hopes of becoming a two—time world champion. he was floored, but his promoter says he's fine. newcastle united are now ten points clear of the premier league relegation zone after a much needed win over leicester city. the only goal of the game coming from the spanish striker ayoze perez in the first half. that win pushes newcastle up to 13th in the table. the former liverpool defender tommy smith has died at the age of 74. smith played 638 games for liverpool
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over an 18—year career at anfield. the most famous of his goals came in the 1977 european cup final when liverpool beat borussia monchengladbach. smith also captained the side when they won the uefa cup and league in 1973. leicester tigers have boosted their hopes of staving off relegation in rugby union's premiership with a thrilling 27—22 win at newcastle. defeat leaves the falcons bottom of the premiership with three games remaining. jonny may's early try helped put the tigers 13—0 up, but quickfire scores from chris harris and tane takulua cut falcons' half—time deficit tojust one point. the winning try though coming from the tigers‘ guy thompson. that win lifting them up to ninth, eight points above newcastle. in the pro 14 ulster secured a play—off spot and dealt edinburgh's end—of—season aspirations a huge blow with a bonus—point win at murrayfield. robert balacoon amongst the try scorers there in a 29 points to seven win.
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0spreys ran in seven tries as they beat southern kings by 43 points to seven in port elizabeth. dan evans' hat—trick keeping the welsh side's title play—off bid alive by climbing above cardiff blues in the conference a table. st helens have gone back to the top of superleague after a 38—12 victory over warrington. the wolves had begun the evening ahead of saints on points difference. but six tries from six different scorers did the damage for the home side. mark percival and winger regan grace amongst the scorers. in the night's other match, wakefield continued their good form as they beat wigan warriors 30 points to 20. that was brilliant, he tried, he flipped over and jumped up, i thought that was very athletic. some of the celebrations are better than the tries. the try was brilliant. let us move on to gymnastics. ellie downie missed out
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on another european all round gymnastics title in poland. she had to settle for silver. downie led going into the floor routine, but was eventually pipped by france's melanie dejesus dos santos, who snatched gold. angelina melnikova of russia was third. iam i am ecstatic. coming in yesterday, idid not i am ecstatic. coming in yesterday, i did not think i would get that. i know i was so close to thirsk, but to be honest itjust means the same. i know it was so, so close. i am over the moon. the australian horse winx is said to have achieved racing immortality after winning her final race to extend a victory run to 33. the mare was described as ‘an australian icon' and the greatest of all time as she crossed the line to win the queen elizabeth stakes at randwick racecourse this morning in sydney. the eight—year—old mare, ridden byjockey hugh bowman, is unbeaten since april 2015 and is now retiring. that is an amazing career. i have
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paid attention, tommy smith, his liverpool career, 638 games will stop the same club. that is extraordinary. if you think about a player's career, if you are successful, ten to 12 years, if you have longevity, 15, but to be 18 at the same club and play all those times. it makes you marvel at all the injuries modern footballers find a way of contracting, 18 years, so successful. so many people na is saying moving day, what does that mean? if you are going to mount a challenge for a major, they call it moving day, it is a phrase that kind of cancer and all the other majors as well, you've got to have a good third round. all the pressure,
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moving day is saturday. so from 7:30pm tonight, you can see some of their star names put their challenge on course because it is such an important day. if you are moving house today, good luck. that is a traumatic thing. if you can get it done by 7:30pm tonight, you can have a double moving day. as long as these tv is plugged in. get the cattle in as well. —— kettle. the time now is 9:41am. around 26 million tons of plastic waste ends up in our oceans each year, leaving millions of marine life dead including an increasing number of seals. 0ur reporter beccy wood is at a new sea life centre for us this morning. good morning. we can see one of these seals directly behind you. there they are. good morning, charlie and naga. as requested, it is about to be brea kfast requested, it is about to be breakfast time. there are two seals
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on her, miley and boo. both of them rescued when they were a couple of days old. neither of them will be able to return to what as result of their injuries. they are here in this multi—million pound rescue centre. it contains 72,000 litres of water, full metres deep, there is plenty of space in there. there is miley. she is a little more camera friendly. boo tends to stay away. hopefully when the food comes out, you will see them in all their glory. this is a multi—million pound rescue centre in birmingham, all to raise awareness of the plight that our marine species are under the moment because of things like plastic going into the water. we can have a chat over here with christopher coventry from the centre. why is now the right time for this facility? here, we are home to over 2000 amazing creatures. we have the opportunity for this multi—million pound investment, in
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orderfor us to continue multi—million pound investment, in order for us to continue with our mission of rescuing and protecting. we have our first residence, mission of rescuing and protecting. we have ourfirst residence, miley and boo. they are from our sister sites. they are about to go into the height of topping season. we are providing some respite and taking the pressure off our site so they can rescue, rehabilitate and rescue back into the world many of these seals that will be rescued this year. it is a busy time that we are entering now, pups are struggling. last year our sister sites had 500 calls from concerned members of the public about animals that they had found as distressed. 0ur animal care tea m found as distressed. 0ur animal care team will go out there, assess and wherever possible, see if we can ta ke wherever possible, see if we can take them into our seal hospital in order to provide them with the edging care. some of them are dehydrated or have malnutrition. mastic is a huge issue. we are able
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to do that and try to release them into the world. unfortunately for miley and boo, their injuries are too harsh and they would not survive in the wild. we have karen richmond with us as well. feeding time, james is doing the business there. they have settled in really well. yes, they are getting on really well with each other. really looking forward to do some work with them and training, giving them lots of toys. chris was saying that plastic pollution is a big problem. you have been out on a rescue, you've seen big problem. you have been out on a rescue, you've seen the effects on the impact it is having. a massive impact, they can mistake things for food, they are very inquisitive, clever creatures, so they quite often play with some of the rubbish. they have been quite a few incidents with frisbees. they get caught around their necks, along with fishing lines and hooks. we are inland birmingham, but we have two seals for the foreseeable future.
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inland birmingham, but we have two seals for the foreseeable futurem is exciting for us, as well as within birmingham and midland, to come and see these guys. even though we are inland, we have a massive impact what is going on in our oceans. all the water links back to the ocean and everything that we pollute and the plastic that we use, it goes into the canals, it does go back out there. these two are going to stay here. it is praxis time. they seem to be enjoying it. —— it is breakfast time. that isn't very hungry behind you. how many did you count? —— that is a very hungry seal. what fish is it? it is herring. thank you very much. very good. the time now is 9:45am. it puts you in the mid—full kippers for breakfast. here's darren with a look at this morning's weather.
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you need a hot breakfast today because it will be a cold day. we are stuck in this cold air because this area of high pressure has been with us for a good few days, it is not moving anywhere at all and we draw colder air behind it, feeding into the uk. we have got a stronger wind this weekend, which will probably make it feel that bit colder. most places are going to be dry, some spells of sunshine, but it gets pretty cold at night as it did last night and early this morning. we have got an adult cloud and a maybe cloud in lancashire, we will properly see more of those clouds arrive in the day. a bit more cloud here in london, there is a chance of one or two showers arriving here today. not completely dry but they will be hit and mist. sleet that as well, some sunshine at times, little bit hazy sunshine for northern
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ireland, western parts of wales and the south—west of england and here it is going to be particularly windy, strong winds likely, especially for northern ireland. it adds up to a colder feel. not bad when the sun is out, bit of warmth in the sun. when the cloud comes over, it will feel quite cold. eight, nine, 10 celsius. the temperatures will drop quickly as the sun goes down, the showers retreat back, more cloud for northern ireland, more wind. likewise across west wales, south—west of england, so we should escape the frost elsewhere, it will get cold again. widespread frost, down to —4 or so. a bit of cloud coming in across eastern scotland, generally cloud amounts will increase through the day. dry, a little rain towards combo, the isles of scilly, a lot more cloud fro northern ireland as well. east, south easterly winds, cold day, more
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cloud than today. temperatures of eight, nine celsius once again. we are drawing in our airfrom the baltic, around the area of high pressure. it starts cold next week but temperatures are going to rise. we get some of the orange colours, the wind coming in from germany, from the czech republic, further south, that will be a warmer direction. it will be warming up just in time for the start of easter, the temperatures will be rising from the dismal eight, nine or ten that we have got this we two highs by friday perhaps as 19 authorities and says —— 19 all 20s celsius. you enjoy the rest of your day, darren. i was caught unaware. poor darren. i was caught unaware. poor darren. you got the weather wrong, it went from there. i did not get
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the weather wrong. it was mild this morning. it is like being back at school. just let it go. no. if you think it is warm, thatis go. no. if you think it is warm, that is fine. you are in the minority of one. lots of people have been in touch to say it is mild as well. go outside, stop being stuck in your studio. have a good day, darren. it is 9:49am. let it go is such a lovely motto. bell ringing for many could be mistaken as a gentle pastime, part of the sunday morning ritual but campanologists say it's also a sport, requiring skill, rhythm and a—more—than adequate level of fitness. so who better than mike to give it a go? he's been to visit the ringers at the all saints church in wokingham to find out more. bells ring. the sound of tradition, the peal of church bells echoing far and wide. you may think "that is a lovely sound" but not appreciate
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the skill, the technique and the hours of physical training that goes into creating the sound, and also the fact that many of those bell—ringers will be competing in championships. this is the tower where some bells weigh three quarters of a tonne. they can weigh up to five times that, so now think about the ringers in the room below. it is like having a car above you on the end of a rope. no wonder the ringers often claim they are the original form of heavy metal. heavy metal music plays. it is a hidden gem. centuries of tradition. moving a couple of tonnes of metal to your command to precision of under a second, that is impressive. it is very physical and mental. it is meditative. it is also the ultimate team thing.
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down again. that feels nice. people think it is all about pulling and strength, it is not. it is about feeling what the bell is doing, ringing rhythmically. it could be dangerous to let me loose on the covered part of the rope, called the sally. look where the sally goes. look what i'm doing, you don't want to hold onto it. would you go up there if you held on? you would go off the floor and you would have a big drop. it takes at least 12 hours of training before you can start going solo. this is how far you should be from the rope. 0k. keep your hands low at the bottom, let it go up, bring your hands down. so you have got to... no, let go! several times, jane had to rescue me. it is notjust about learning how to control your own bell, you then have to get in sync with the team. here at wokingham, they use the latest computer technology to help.
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it is like a bug, once you're in, you need friends to get into it, since you have so many bells, it is a really good team sport. that was a bit of a bump, sorry. there are now nearly 40,000 bell—ringers across the uk, some aiming to make the national 12 bell contest. last year, birmingham beat cambridge to the title, and it's hoped by seeing it as a sport, more younger ringers will get involved. i thought it would be very hard but it is quite easy it is really enjoyable, it's a lot more technical than you think. you have to think about where you are going. you can start to learn when you are eight, nine, ten, and you can go on until you well are into your 90s, provided you can climb the stairs. and you do need hours and hours of learning before you can do this finally, with a bit of tuition from jane, and you do need hours and hours of learning before you can do this on your own, and now i am part
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of a bell ringing ensemble, making this beautiful sound that is ringing out across wokingham. mishap free. disappointingly so. it is 9:53am. what do children from different ethnic backgrounds really think of one another? that's a question posed by a new television programme exploring racial segregation in schools. the great british school swap sees white and southeast asian pupils swap places as part of a radical experiment. here's a taste of how they got on. now... hush. here we go. saltley academy pupils, you were asked for some characteristics which you or your friends thought about white british people. eating bacon. that's what i said, i wrote that! what's wrong with eating bacon? being lazy. what! no. my friends think white
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british people get drunk, and like celebrating every occasion. i wrote that. do you not drink? no. ok, i think that my friends think asian people are horrible and nasty. what? that is rude. what friends did you ask? some may fear... what reason. them for whatever reason. you know what reason that is. terrorism. islamophobia. the questionnaire has uncovered some of the suspicions and prejudices which keep the two communities apart. now, from that questionnaire, what i learnt is that each and every one of you have different perceptions of each other. you guys have the opportunity to educate each other about the misconceptions. it isa it is a fascinating programme. we're joined now by tamworth enterprise college
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headteacher simon turney and pupil lauren and saltley academy headteacher pete weir and samina, a pupil of the school. good morning. iwill start good morning. i will start with both of you. when you heard that television cameras were coming to school and you are going to be involved in this swap, what did you think? i thought it was a very exciting idea and it is a new chance to meet new people, educate other people on your culture and they educate you. in your school, there are very few non—white students. explain to people, that is how it is. that is mixed race people in our school, but not many. when you heard about this experiment, what did you think? i thought it was really interesting. there are two separate communities and i think it is time for us to be brought together and to
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learn more about each other. explain the environment that we are seeing. 0ne school is in tamworth and the other east birmingham. a way away but different communities. the bus journey is 20 minutes, but very different committees demographically speaking, that is correct. we wanted to do thejob speaking, that is correct. we wanted to do the job to give the children an opportunity to learn. as people watch the show, the way their families get to know each other as well, you mix it a powerful story. as head teachers, this would have been your concern, it is a tv programme, where you worried that they were just trying to find differences where there were not?” spoke to the produce on the phone to start with, i was reassured by his philosophy of the whole project. what was it? it is based on the
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segregation of the buses in america in the 50s and 60s, hence the yellow bus on the programme, and with that bea bus on the programme, and with that be a good idea. we explore that by bossing the children into each other's school. we are 90% white, which is a reflection of our community. that is why we are selected. the first clip we saw, we see you going shopping. you get a stunning outfit. you try on something really lovely. what we see first is the misconceptions, the ideas of south asian kids have of white kids, how long did you have together? two weeks. and you had lessons looking specifically at tackling differences and how you approach differences. how long did it take for you to make friends? it wasn't long at all. you we re friends? it wasn't long at all. you were all partnered up. you were not partnered together. not all the
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partnerships worked. how did it take in your respective partnerships because mine a few days for us all to learn about each other and get to each other. 0nce each other. once that happened, we all like that we are actually have a lot in common, we do have a lot of common. we all got on really well. there we re we all got on really well. there were differences that i think there we re were differences that i think there were more similarities. how do you take it forward, you go back to your respective schools. how do you make it something that has the impact long term? since we live quite far away, i think social media is the main platform that we use to speak to each other. is that working? yes. the links have been forged. we would like to continue the programme on. away from the cameras. yes, it is a real opportunity now. we will be doing this again at the end of the summer term. it is fascinating and it is
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interesting how your family to react as well. thank you so much for joining us this morning. the great british school swap is on channel 4 this tuesday at 9pm. that's all from us for today. roger and rachael will be here tomorrow from six. until then, enjoy your weekend. goodbye.
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