it"ui‘ “a f: wthanks to a rest of the troop thanks to a surrogate mother. she spends 2a hours a day with them now. time for a look at the weather. stormy weather heading our way. it has arrived across the far west of scotla nd has arrived across the far west of scotland and we had some snow across the highlands. but it is the wind thatis the highlands. but it is the wind that is the issue through today gci’oss that is the issue through today across the north west. the gusts in excess across the north west. the gusts in excess of a0 or 50 miles an hour at developing at the moment so some severe gales could be likely. at the same time we have a band of rain moving down into the midlands and gradually moving into the south west. but the real issue is those showers across the north west, involving some hail, sleet and snow put up feeling quite cool out there as well. the cloud and rain sit gci’oss as well. the cloud and rain sit across the midlands and down into
the south west. but across south—east england not a bad afternoon. most of the rain not arriving until after dark. then that d rifts arriving until after dark. then that drifts further south and east and we could see some frost. the showers keep on going into the far north—west, we could have an issue with ice as well. so miserable start to thursday in scotland and northern ireland, windy with frequent showers. but elsewhere not a bad day in prospect with some decent sunny coming through. as we move out of thursday into friday, we cannot ignore storm barbara. this deep area of low pressure moving in. and it is the strength of the wind that is significant. we have a number weather warning for some disruption across the far north—west of the uk. the strongest of the wins, 90 mile
an hour gusts. accompanied by some rain but also rattling through at quite some case. —— pace. there will be some disruption across travel and transport and keep watching the weather forecast if you're on christmas eve, a brief lull in proceedings are suspect. breezy and showery but the storm likely to arrive unfortunately for christmas day. at the moment it looks likely to be across the northern half of the country. not looking too bad towards the south but keep tuned to the forecast and we will of course update you. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. german police are reportedly hunting for a tunisian asylum seeker who's now believed to have carried out the lorry attack in berlin. it is
good afternoon. the latest sport headlines. the former england captain, michael vaughan says even 196 captain, michael vaughan says even i% of self—doubt should lead to alastair cook quitting as the current skipper. alistair cooke admitted he had some thinking to do after the a—0 series defeat to india. he's stubborn, mentally very, very tough. probably has been through this kind of spell a few times during his captaincy and carried on. but his body language over the last three test matches has been one that looks like he might be thinking about calling it a day.
england players are taking part in the t 20 big bash. chrisjordan is playing for the adelaide strikers but his side lost to the heat. brendon mccullum hit 25 in one over. jordan took two wickets, including this with the very last ball of 30 overs. batting at number seven, jordan madejust overs. batting at number seven, jordan made just one overs. batting at number seven, jordan madejust one run overs. batting at number seven, jordan made just one run as the strikers fell ten runs short in their reply. it is the sixth season of the competition. two—time wimbledon champion, petra kvitova will miss the first grand slam of next year. she had surgery on her left hand. she underwent an operation lasting four hours yesterday and believes she is lucky to be alive after a knife attack at her home in the czech republic yesterday. it is thought it is a random burglary and she wasn't specifically targeted.
northampton have escaped punishment for fielding northampton have escaped punishment forfielding an northampton have escaped punishment for fielding an understrength team in their champions cup defeat by leinster. european officials have warned clubs have an obligation to pick full strength side at all times. they lusted woods and courtney lawes. later the club will get the findings of a concussion panel after george north was allowed to play on against leicester earlier this season. after landing on his head. replays showed the wingert lying motionless after a midair tackle. england rugby head coach eddiejones is determined to stick with the no hartley despite his sending off for not happen. he was suspended the six weeks after the third red card of his career. and the challenge was reckless, and jones said he had let down his country. he also said his skipper should be allowed to pay the penalty and get on with it. val terry bass is looks to become
lewis hamilton's new team—mate at mercedes. williams have persuaded felipe massa to stay on for another season felipe massa to stay on for another seasonif felipe massa to stay on for another season if bottas leads to replace a nico rosberg. mercedes have had an offer for bottas turndown, but a deal is expected to be done in the new year. five matches in the german bundesliga tonight and the minute's silence will be held before all of them in memory of those who died in them in memory of those who died in the bowling christmas market attack. among the games, the top two play each other as bayern munich taken oui’ each other as bayern munich taken our beloved sick. they are locked on 36 points each, but it is rb lab sick who have had for promotions in their seven seasons. john bennett told us more about them. not well liked by a lot of german football fa ns liked by a lot of german football fans because they are bankrolled by a lot of money from a sponsor. they have a different approach to the mandatory 51 plus role. it is
ensured clubs are owned by their members in germany. but if you compare them to love the clubs, borussia dortmund have iao , 000 members. rb have 70 members. but on the pitch, the secret of their success the pitch, the secret of their success has been attractive football, passing football and a really good youth setup with some excellent young players at the club. it is called the biggest game in europe. that is all the sport for now. more later in the afternoon. the number of victims of historical child sexual abuse in football has grown, according to new figures released by the national police chief counsel. the figures show that a29 victims have now been identified by police. 155 potential suspects have also been identified. and ia8 football clubs, spanning the breadth of the game, are said to have been impacted by abuse inquiries. 0ur sports news correspondent, richard conway, explained
to my colleaguejoanna gosling how these figures show the scale of the issue facing british football. we have over 20 police forces across the country now investigating operation hydrants, which is collating this information. talking about over 800 referrals and the number of victims and potential suspects they are now dealing with. so it is a huge issue for british football and it isn't going away. the national police chief counsel saying they encourage anyone with information and anyone else who feels they were a victim to come forward. they say they are acting swiftly upon these allegations. how are the clubs responding? is there a unified response in the way they are handling it? some clubs have been criticised for not reacting properly to what has been going on. criticised for not reacting properly to what has been going onm criticised for not reacting properly to what has been going on. it is a piecemeal approach across the clubs.
the football association is where we are seeing a coordinated effort. they are conducting an internal review into what it knew and when. but be looking at but the clubs knew and when. we have seen them take action against dario bradley at crewe alexandra. he has been suspended pending that investigation. we wait for an update from them. we may hear something from them. we may hear something from them. we may hear something from them later this week, the fa. it is the fa on a football level this is happening. they are conscience not to hinder the operation. they are taking a secondary role, letting the police get on with the investigation and support them as much as they can. they say theirjob support them as much as they can. they say their job is support them as much as they can. they say theirjob is to be in the background and to help the police with their investigations. just to bring you some breaking news we just to bring you some breaking news we mentioned in the last few minutes. something of an update
about the queen's travel plans over the christmas period. we are hearing from our royal correspondent peter hunt, it is both the queen and duke and have about —— duke of edinburgh he'll have a heavy cold and have taken the decision not to travel to sandringham today. they were expected to go to norfolk today for their christmas break but those travel plans the council. it is about as much as we know, but hearing it is the queen and the duke of edinburgh who have a heavy cold. if we get any more news from buckingham palace, we will bring it to you. there are a number of ongoing investigations and inquiries into historical child abuse allegations across the uk, and thousands of people have spoken to police about their experience. new figures show in the past year, the number of people coming forward as victims in england and wales has more than doubled. john maguire has been given access to the biggest abuse investigation of its kind, 0peration seabrook, it was supposed to provide
the famous short, sharp shock, but for many of the boys sentjust for minor offences to the meadomsley detention centre in county durham, their three—month sentence has, in effect, lasted for decades. it's not the sort of thing you talk about, it's not the thing i would discuss with anybody. i mean, i've got a daughter, i want to love her, i want to cuddle her, i want to kiss her, i want to tell her how much i love her, and i couldn't. i just couldn't. that's what it did to me. that's how much it ruined my life. it's not so much of what actually happened to you, it's the aftereffects, how it affects your life, that is the biggest thing. neville husband was one of the staff who preyed on peter. he was convicted for his crimes and has since died. but durham police realised it was a much—bigger case, and have since been contacted
by almost i,a00 people claiming to have been victimised. detectives have spoken to further suspects. the size and scale of this investigation is huge. the biggest of its kind. the volume is the big thing. straightaway, you know, we're dealing with i,a00 people. that in itself... it's pretty straightforward getting an account off somebody, it's trying to corroborate that account, then it's the difficulties of supporting them people. one of the challenges that we have is the length of time the investigation has taken. you know, we've been doing this for at least two and a half years. invariably, investigations now, we are dealing with them the next day, the offenders are caught very shortly, but when you're looking at offences that happened 30 years ago, the expectations of those victims are, "i want somejustice, i want it soon," but in reality it's two and a half years later and we still haven't come to a conclusion. there has been a huge increase in historical—abuse cases. bbc breakfast can reveal the number of victims who have come forward has doubled in the past year, from around 1,500 to 3,500. also, the number of offenders or suspects has gone from almost
2,300 to near3,500. chief constable simon bailey of norfolk police takes the lead on these cases and believes they must be pursued. we're looking at about 60% of those alleged offenders still potentially pose a safeguarding risk. and age knows no barrier here, and age isn't a barrier here. so i can give you examples of cases of abuse that have been perpetrated by men in their 70s, 80s and 90s, so we absolutely have to investigate these matters, not only to be able to demonstrate that we are responding to those victims now, but also ensuring, moving forward, that those alleged offenders are not in a position to carry on abusing and are not abusing as of today. across the uk, the historical—abuse inquiries are costing tens of millions of pounds, but for the police, and especially for the victims, the cases aren'tjust about the past, but also
about the future. germany's interior minister has been visiting the scene of the christmas market attack. he has started talking to a very large group of journalists, to try to give you a sense of some of the things he has been saying in berlin, confirming and you suspect is being sought. that is one of the things. he went on to say prosecutors have identified a man suspected of carrying out that attack. they issued a warrant for his arrest at midnightand issued a warrant for his arrest at midnight and they are searching for him in the schengen area, is what we are being told. it seems he was, not
surprisingly, pressed on this by the pack of journalists we surprisingly, pressed on this by the pack ofjournalists we saw gathered there. but he wouldn't comment when they asked him about the residential status of the man they are looking for. so just to status of the man they are looking for. sojust to reiterate, this is the german interior minister speaking in the last few minutes, saying prosecutors have identified a man they suspect might have carried out that attack in which 12 people died and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. they are still looking for that individual and those are the key details he has just given to journalists bear in berlin and we will keep you up—to—date on that. in a moment, a summary of the business news this hour, but first the headlines on bbc news: a tunisian suspect is reportedly being hunted by german police after a lorry was driven into christmas shoppers in berlin, killing 12 people. in london, extra security measures
including for the changing of the guard ceremony at buckingham palace. multi—millionaire property developer peter morgan is found guilty of murdering his escort girlfriend georgina symonds. hello, in the business news: government borrowing fell in november to £12.6 billion, according to the office for national statistics. that's down £0.6 billion from november 2015. however, the fall was slightly less than analysts had been expecting. uk firms need to maintain "barrier—free" access to european union markets after brexit. the cbi warns that british companies should not be subject to trade tariffs, and face only "minimal" other barriers. the government said it was committed to delivering the best possible access to european markets for uk businesses. mps have called for the pensions
regulator to be given much stronger powers to thwart rogue employers who fail to support their pension schemes. the commons work and pensions committee says the regulator should have the power to impose "punitive fines" of as much as £ibn. following the collapse of the bhs pension scheme, the mps say the regulator itself needs to be reformed. more us customers who bought vw cars programmed to cheat on emissions tests will now get compensation. last night volkswagen agreed a $1 billion deal with us authorities to cover certain vehicles. this come on top of settlement of almost 15 billion dollars for compensation to car owners. joining me from the floor of the new york stock exchange is samira hussain. how many cars and how many owners are expected to be affected and
covered under this latest deal? just to be clear, back injune we heard about the $15 billion deal to rectify the engines of a75,000 vehicles here in the united states. this most recent deal deals with the remaining 80,000 cars that were not pa rt remaining 80,000 cars that were not part of the earlyjune deal. this is going to be a lot more expensive for vw because the cars we are dealing with here are audi, porsches and the higher end the double use. included in the $1 billion figure is another amount they are reportedly paying to the environmental protection agency, and they will be giving them an additional $225 million. does this bring an end to the lawsuits, vw is facing in the us? absolutely not, it isa drop facing in the us? absolutely not, it is a drop in the pockets of what vw
has to deal with in the united states. they are still facing some criminal investigations and they could face charges that result from what has happened with the scandal. each individual state still has the ability to press charges against vw. so there is still a lot of time for individual states attorney general is for each state, to do that. this isn't the end of it, it moves the company away from dealing with the actual cars, but those residual lawsuits that are still will have to be dealt with. have sales held up in the us vw cars as a result of this scandal, or do you think consumers are being turned off them? when it comes to sales, vw has been facing a lot of pressure. if you look at their sales in markets like brazil, which is to be a big hotspot, but as
a result of the economy, they were not doing as well. as a result, vw is undergoing a lot of lay—offs and they have trim $3.9 billion from their books. so it is tough for vw across the world. in other news. the swiss competition commission has fined several european and us banks for rigging benchmark interest rates and related products. jp morgan chase received the largest fine — worth almost 3am swiss francs — for colluding with royal bank of scotland over the swiss franc libor rate. barclays was also fined 29.8 million swiss francs for its part in a cartel to rig euro interest rate derivatives. the troubled italian bank, monte dei paschi di siena, has announced that it could run out of funds in four months. the bank's shares were suspended this morning amid concerns over the bank's health. the italian finance minister, pier carlo padoan, has asked parliament for permission to borrow around 20 billion euros to shore up the bank.
a consultancy firm has apologised to the government for the "disru ption" caused by a leaked memo that suggested ministers had no plan for brexit. deloitte said it regretted the publication, adding it had proposed a plan "to put this matter behind" them. let's check out the financial markets now. a lot of read here. the ftse 100, markets now. a lot of read here. the ftse100, the dax in frankfurt, and france are all down. there is a lot of light trading, not much activity going on. but worries about the italian bank has filtered through to the financial sector and mining stocks on the downward trend. that's all the business news. more business news coming up in the
next hour. let's get an update on another story that has emerged in the last hour. the news the queen and prince philip have delayed their christmas travel plans. they were due to be travelling to sandringham today. let's hear from due to be travelling to sandringham today. let's hearfrom our royal correspondent. what is is buckingham palace saying? no cause for concern, as we palace saying? no cause for concern, as we thought. buckingham palace has said officially, the queen and duke of edinburgh have heavy colds. heavy colds. so they have decided not to travel to sandringham today. the queen was due to catch a train from london up to king ‘s lynn this morning, to travel to sandringham to begin the christmas break. she normally catches the 11:01am from liverpool street, but she did not catch it. that is what started the questions being asked about what was the cause for this departure from
the cause for this departure from the plan. it transpires she and the duke of edinburgh, as the buckingham palace statement has her, they have heavy colds. they said they don't wa nt to heavy colds. they said they don't want to miss the family christmas at sandringham so they will return to their plan for christmas in the next day or so. it is part of the christmas tradition, lots of members of the royal family gathering at sandringham. presumably the palestri na sandringham. presumably the palestrina not give indications as to when they hope to get there? they are not. there was the big christmas lunch for members of the royal family at buckingham palace yesterday. the family were together. nobody was suggesting anybody was blowing their nose unexpectedly, but it transpires today, heavy colds and there is a lot of it about. but i am sui’e there is a lot of it about. but i am sure they will wish to go just as soon sure they will wish to go just as soon as sure they will wish to go just as soon as they are able. 0ther sure they will wish to go just as soon as they are able. other members of the family will be heading to sandringham. not william and
catherine because they staying with the middleton is this year. but the rest of the family, cold or no colds, i am sure will be there. nicholas witchel, thank you. we are getting breaking news out of westminster. we're getting reports that jamie reed, labour mp for copeland, let's go straight to westminster and talk to big e young. he is standing down? what is happening? yes, he's going to take a position at sellafield in cumbria. jamie reed has been a critic ofjeremy corbyn, the labour leader. he stood down from his position from the labour front bench as soon asjeremy corbyn was elected. he insists this has nothing to do with his views on mr corbyn. he said they have a very
good personal relationship, it is more about wanting to serve his community in the best way possible. he has given an interview to the guardian on their website. from reading that it is about his family live, he has four children, one is a teenager. he said it is a long journey, long commute going from cumbria down to london. it sounds like that has been taking its toll and he thinks this is the best decision for his family. politically, this could be tricky for labour. the majority in that seat is 2500. the conservatives were in second place at the general election and ukip, third. the significant here is it was a constituency that voted very much to leave the european union, about 62% voted to leave. so ukip under the new leadership of paul nuttall feel they might have a chance if they could make some inroads into the
labour vote. some think they talked about doing particularly in the north of england. this will be a real test for them and tricky by—election, probably february, for labour. interesting. thank you very much. much more to come after two. but now let's get the weather. if you are dreaming of a white christmas, this is the most likely stuff you will see some white stuff over the next few days, but there will be stormy weather coming to scotla nd will be stormy weather coming to scotland over the next few days. strong winds now, 15 mile an hour gusts are driving in plenty of frequent showers and they will continue for the rest of the afternoon. further south, continue for the rest of the afternoon. furthersouth, it is acquired the story, rain into yorkshire, down into lincolnshire, the midlands and the south—west of england. drizzly to the south of
that but fine and quiet. the showers in the north will be frequent, heavy with hail, thunder and white stuff. snow, perhaps chiefly to the hills but maybe at lower levels. the rain will sit across the midlands and into the south—west. that will push into the south—west. that will push into the south—west. that will push into the south east corner. it will stay dry during the daylight hours across the south—east, but in the evening there will be more wet weather arriving pushing steadily eastwards. 0vernight, it clears away and with clear skies, temperatures will fall away. a touch of frost in rural areas. it stays cold with the potential of ice into the far north first thing. that is worth bearing in mind and those showers keep coming to scotland and northern ireland. plenty of frequent showers through the course of thursday. further south it looks a quiet day with decent spells of sunshine coming through. top temperatures fresher at around four to 9 degrees widely, but then it is all change as
we move widely, but then it is all change as we move out of per thursday into friday. storm barbara arrives. it is not the rain, but the strength of the wind with this storm particularly across the far north and west. amber warnings, be prepared for disruption across the far north and west of the country. in the southern flank, as it moves away, we could see gusts of 90 miles an hourat away, we could see gusts of 90 miles an hour at times. widely 70 miles an hour and it will be accompanied by wet weather. not too bad across east anglia and the south east corner. however, there will be a lot of people travelling over the christmas period. certainly keep abreast of the weather forecast. tune into your local weather stations, if there is any disruption, they will keep you informed. a brief lull christmas eve, but it stays breezy with showers. but on christmas day there is the potential of another storm and that is set to be the worst of
the weather in the far north west. this is bbc news. i'mjane i'm jane hill. the headlines at 2pm. a tunisian suspect is reportedly being hunted by german police — after the lorry attack on a christmas market in berlin left 12 people dead. vigils to those who died — as officers are said to have found a tunisian identity document in the lorry. in london, extra security measures including for the changing the guard ceremony at buckingham palace. a multi—millionaire property developer is found guilty of murdering his escort girlfriend after she threatened to blackmail him. the queen and yougov edinburgh have delayed their journey to the queen and yougov edinburgh have delayed theirjourney to sandringham today after coming down with heavy