hello, this is breakfast, with dan walker. rail fares go up today. campaigners call it a kick in the teeth for long—suffering passengers. the government says its delivering the biggest modernisation programme for more than a century. good morning, it's monday, january 2. also this morning: funerals are held for victims of the gun attack on an istanbul nightclub, but police are still hunting the gunman. police arrest five men after a 12—year—old girl was killed and her 11—year—old cousin left fighting for her life in a hit—and—run in oldham. good morning. in sport, arsenal forward olivier giroud produces one of the goals of the season, an incredible scorpion kick in a 2—0 win over crystal palace, to help his side move up to third in the premier league. grrr.
getting a taste of the action in one of britain's fastest—growing industries, our technology correspondent explores what the new year might bring in the world of gaming. and answering our call of duty is matt. thank you. while it is cold and icy for some this morning, if you delete your new years walk yesterday with the rain, you don't need to today, it is looking good, lots of sunshine around. thank you. plenty from matt and john through the morning. we start the first bank holiday 2017 our main story. rail fares across england, wales and scotland will rise today, with passengers facing an average increase of more than 2%. public transport campaigners say the fare rises are "another kick in the teeth for long—suffering rail passengers". but the transport secretary, chris grayling, said the government was delivering the biggest rail modernisation programme for more than a century.
here's our transport correspondent, richard westcott. punctuality across britain is well below target. strikes have brought one of the busiest operators to a standstill. but none of it stops at rail fares standstill. but none of it stops at railfares going standstill. but none of it stops at rail fares going up standstill. but none of it stops at railfares going up again standstill. but none of it stops at rail fares going up again today.” think it's a disgrace. particularly as the railways are not efficient, you know. there is always delays. as the railways are not efficient, you know. there is always delaysm terms of the increase, well, it is fair. you've got to pay for things. if it includes paying for wages and people earning more money. across britain the average ticket will be 2.3% more expensive. season tickets, among the fares regulated by the government go up less at 1.9%. it follows years of stinging rises. even allowing for inflation fares have risen 25% since the mid—19 905. season tickets have risen 25% since the mid—19 905. sea5on tickets in the south—east of england are now regularly over £4000 01’ england are now regularly over £4000 or £5,000. successive governments have put the prices up because they wa nt have put the prices up because they want passengers to pay a bigger
proportion of the rail bill so that other taxpayers pay less. ministers 5ay other taxpayers pay less. mini5ter5 say they are reinvesting billion5 other taxpayers pay less. mini5ter5 say they are reinvesting billions of pound5 say they are reinvesting billions of pounds to improve the service with new stations, better 5ignals pounds to improve the service with new stations, better signals and electrified lines. around the rail network there is a lot happening, billion5 network there is a lot happening, billions of pounds being spent. nobody wants to see a fare increa5e but co5ts nobody wants to see a fare increa5e but costs rise, pay ri5e5, nobody wants to see a fare increa5e but costs rise, pay rises, and right now fares are rising le55 fa5t than wages, now fares are rising le55 fa5t than wage5, 5o now fares are rising le55 fa5t than wages, so that is a step in the right direction. campaigners are calling for a freeze or even a price cut, claiming that ordinary people are being priced off the train. 0ur reporter leanne brown joins us now from king's cross station. leanne, what has been the reaction from passengers? it looks quiet this time of day but what our passengers it looks quiet this time of day but what our pa55enger5 said? it looks quiet this time of day but what our passengers said? yes, happy new year, and after the festive 5ea5on new year, and after the festive 5eason people don't really want to pay any more money for anything, really, because money is very tight. it is quiet here at king's cross this morning but public transport
campaigners have described it as a kick in the teeth. pa55enger5 have had delays and cancellations. and now they are paying even more for it, which is unfair. the price rises will come into effect from today but it will vary across operators. virgin train5 ea5t it will vary across operators. virgin train5 east coast for example will see a price rise of 4.90 seven. many passengers are wondering what the money is going towards —— 4.9%. 0perator5 say 97p out of every pound i5 0perator5 say 97p out of every pound is spent on running and improving the service and helping to sustain it for the future but many people not happy with that and they are going to stage prote5t5 acro55 not happy with that and they are going to stage prote5t5 across the country including here at king's cro55 tomorrow. country including here at king's cross tomorrow. thank you very much. plenty more from leanne. in the next hour we'll speak to anthony smith, chief executive of transport focus.
we will have a real clear picture of what is happening exactly this morning. five men have been arrested after a 12—year—old girl was killed in an apparent hit—and—run in 0ldham in greater manchester. it happened on new year's eve. another girl is in a critical condition in hospital. richard lister reports. police said the five men, aged from 18 to 59, are still in custody and are being questioned about the crash, which killed 12—year—old helina kotlarova and critically injured her cousin, zaneta krokova, who'511. when we ran there, she was on the floor. she had blood all over herface, and i was touching her, i was trying to see if she's going to breathe or something, but she couldn't breathe or nothing. and i've seen herface, this face was all, you know, bleeding and... there was nothing...to do. helina'5 5i5ter said the two girls were cro55ing a5hton road and holding hands when they were hit hit a black vw golf, which sped away. police want to speak to anyone who saw that car, or a dark—coloured peugeot 807 seen in the area. they have also appealed for the driver of a white van which was on the same 5tretch of road to come forward.
greater manchester police said specially trained officers were supporting the girls‘ families. richard lister, bbc news. funerals have taken place for some of those killed in yesterday's gun attack on a nightclub in the turkish city of istanbul. 39 people were killed, with many more injured. a manhunt is under way to find the gunman. seref isler reports. ca ptu red captured on camera, the moment bullets hit the nightclub in istanbul as attackers up roach. security guards scramble as bullets ricochet around them. some try to run away in vain —— approach. the victims had all gone to reina to celebrate the new year. now some will never go home. this funeral was for a tour guide who had just been dropping off some tourists at the
nightclub. turkey wants stability in an otherwise volatile stability —— volatile middle east wants peace. attacks in 2015 and 2016 have hit military and civilian targets alike. turkey now says most of the dead at the reina nightclub are foreign nationals. the attacker remains at large. the prime minister says they will leave no stone unturned to find him. translation: terror cannot intimidate us. we will intimidate terror. we will continue to fight against it. our biggest insurance is to see our people standing in solidarity and supporting our result. turkey has vowed to fight terrorism again. in 2016 almost 400 people lost their lives in terror attack. this brutal start to 2017 is
an ominous sign for the year to come. 0ur reporter selin girit is in istanbulfor us now. selin, how have people been responding there? it is very difficult. turkey has seen shocking terror attacks in the last 18 months, which cost at more than 500 lives. 0ne attack after another. it feels like this nation is dealing very effectively, taking it hard to deal with all of this. details are emerging about the night of the terror, how the events unfolded on the reina club. up until 180 bullets were fired, according to reports, on the crowd celebrating new years. and the whole attack took seven minutes. the gunman took off his coat and walked amongst the
panicking crowds and left the venue. he is still at large. no one has yet claimed responsibility on the attack and a massive manhunt is still under way. 25 of those who lost their lives in the attack have been identified as foreign nationals. and most of these people were from middle eastern countries. we are expecting more funerals to take place today. coming on the first day of the new year, it was supposed to mean hope and joy, and now the turks are bracing themselves for a very difficult year ahead. thank you very much for that this morning. we'll have more on that and the developing manhunt taking place in turkey throughout the program for you. a murder investigation is taking place after a man was killed and a woman badly hurt in a fire in east dunbartonshire. another man and woman were treated in hospitalfor smoke inhalation following the blaze in milngavie.
police say the fire was "targeted and wilful". the first 14 areas in england to be selected for so—called "garden villages" have been announced in a bid to create tens of thousands of new homes. the new villages must include green spaces and good transport links. the government says that the plans will help provide vital homes. but rural campaigners have warned there is still strong opposition to some of the projects. hull's year as the uk city of culture started with a bang last night as thousands of people watched a fireworks display from the banks of the humber estuary. £32 million has been spent on the year—long programme which is hoped to bring in more than one million visitors. 0ur arts correspondent colin paterson reports. hull, celebrating its year as city of culture with fireworks bigger than those in london on new year's eve. to a soundtrack of the city's
most famous musical exports. this is made in hull, an audiovisual spectacular across the city centre showing hull's most famous buildings in their best light. it was the first event in a year—long £32 million cultural program. what a fantastic thing for hull. it was brilliant. the best nights, honestly. come on, come to hull. and it has been a special night for one hull landlady. every weekend linda plays singalong classics to a pub packed with about 80 people. one of the 2017 organisers spotted her...- touching you... and here she dj to a crowd of 30 5000. it takes a while
to warm up but a couple more and... i have had amazing fun. just watching the crowd, they are amazing. it is fabulous, fantastic. the party has well and truly started. the trick for hull is going to be to keep it going all year. hull's aim is for1 million extra people to visit in 2017, a city at the end of the road wants to become a destination of choice. proper fireworks, properfireworks, those. after ten years of swimming circles, bbc one is bidding goodbye to its famous hippos in the title sequences played before tv programmes. the hippos are paddling off into the sunset to make way for a rather different group of water lovers — a group of open water swimmers from somerset. it's just one of a range of new idents being launched by the channel that aim to capture the spirit of "oneness" and reflect the diversity of modern britain.
iam going i am going to miss those hippo s. i'm just wondering, from hippos to... humans. you'll get used to it. yes, i know, a day into the new year and we might have already seen the goal of the new year. absolutely brilliant. yeah, unbelievable, the talent, flexibility, it had it all. i think for a lot of people, especially this early in the new year, so close to christmas, an incredible goal, and it insured arsenal beat crystal palace. we won't just talk about it, we arsenal beat crystal palace. we won'tjust talk about it, we will show it. he match will be remembered for 0livier giroud's spectacular goal to help arsenal beat crystal palace 2—0 at the emirates yesterday. alex iwobi headed in the second, but this was all about the genius of their first.
have a look at giroud running through the middle. catching the cross with his left foot, looped it over his head and in off the underside of the bar. manager arsene wenger said it was one of the best he'd seen. the win moves the gunners back to third, while palace stay 17th. harry kane scored two goals for tottenham — one was also a volley — as his side moved into the top four for the first time since october. they sit above manchester city on goal difference thanks to a four—one victory over watford. dele alli got the other
two. more injury concerns for leicester centre manu tuilagi. he's out of england's six nations training squad. he limped out of the premiership match against saracens with a knee problem. sarries won the game 16—12. and defending champion gary "the flying scotsman" anderson beat peter "snakebite" wright by six sets to three in their semi—final of the pdc darts world championship at alexandra palace. he will play michael van gerwen for the title later today. and what a final it should be, two
players in scintillating form. sad to say goodbye to the mohican though. let's look at the papers, starting with the front page of the times. isis vows new campaign of terror, the hunt for the gunmen who killed 49 people in the nightclub in istanbul. we have been talking about that throughout the morning. lots of stories about george michael, i slept in my car as he died alone to the front page of the daily mirror. the daily telegraph has one of the stories we mention this morning, new towns to ease the
housing shortage, garden towns and villages. greenery and easy access to transport links as well. in the main picture there is of the duke of edinburgh, and thatis is of the duke of edinburgh, and that is the main story on the front page of the daily mail as well. i am going through these quickly, at get better soon, as queen mrs church again with a nasty cough and a picture is two of the stars of
sherlock but i will not mention anything about that, because if i do, people get annoyed. it was on last night and apparently people get annoyed. —— misses church. last night and apparently people get annoyed. -- misses church. and a lot of people talking about the goal by giroud, people saying it could be the goal of the year already. in an interesting article in the sun. herath southgate, the england manager, says he is going to draw on the inspiration of the england rugby union side, the world cup winning side of 2003, saying that he wants to use them to inspire his team. he says he wants to turn england, gareth southgate, into the greatest tea m gareth southgate, into the greatest team in world football which is quite some are given their performance at the recent european championships. but they are drawing inspiration from the rugby team, bit ofa inspiration from the rugby team, bit of a crossover there. the most popular video on the bbc website for the whole year with the panda at toronto zoo, i have two bird and animal stories this morning. this is
from the inside pages of the times. the red footed booby, the western swampen, and exotic birds arriving in the uk have been blamed on tropical hurricanes, high winds giving them a boost. a little helping hand. and you can't start the year without a madcap story. beware of the cat, bloodthirsty devil that lives posties wounded. this is hunter, who has been gripped by the back of the cranium. the clause in the face, if i was being gripped like that you might see a similar face gripped like that you might see a similarface from me. gripped like that you might see a similar face from me. that would send me over the edge, but it attacks postmen and post women, and there is one other thing i need to mention about apparently tomorrow is going to be takeback tuesday, the post office bracing itself for thousands and thousands of parcels
to be sent back, this is christmas presents being sent back. unwanted pressies. do you send presents back? iam not, pressies. do you send presents back? i am not, the only way that is allowed as if it doesn't fit. if your nan buys you it, you put it on anyway. i'm glad we agree. plenty more sport from john later in the programme for you. you are watching breakfast from bbc news. the main stories this morning: the annual rise in rail fares takes effect today, with passengers facing average increases of more than 2%. the manhunt continues in turkey for a gunman who killed 39 people in an istanbul nightclub during a new year party. now to a man who never, i am sure, never sends a present back. here is matt with a look at this morning's bank holiday weather. hgppy happy new year. the only time is
when it is too big for me. if you delayed your new year's walk yesterday because of the rain, no need to do that today. it is looking good out there for the bank holiday. an extra day off and the weather is playing ball. cold in crisp this morning, if you get any extra gloves and hats in the christmas parcels this christmas you will need them. there is still some rain across the likes of the channel islands, though, but further north showers have been coming through the night. cross parts of eastern england and northern scotland, so be wary of ice first thing, the same in northern ireland. the shower is a mixture of sleet, snow and hail in northern ireland but most will be dry. 0ne sleet, snow and hail in northern ireland but most will be dry. one or two rain, sleet and snow flurries in eastern england, at least this morning, before they fade away, giving a slight covering over the north york moors. in the channel islands it is a cracking start to the day, blue skies overhead and frosty out there for one or two. cold winds, particularly across parts of scotland and eastern england you will notice that but the
showers that we see in eastern england will push back offshore into the afternoon. more cloud, though, compared with yesterday pushing into western scotland, with greater risks of showers here and one or two in northern ireland as well. afternoon temperatures, only about three to six celsius for most. makes it feel colder with the wind, especially in eastern parts and a wind will keep blowing across northern and eastern areas through the night. lighter winds across the south turning frosty quite quickly overnight with high pressure in charge although more cloud pushing into parts of scotland. this is how the night plays out, cloud pushing into scotla nd plays out, cloud pushing into scotland and northern ireland, an initial dip scotland and northern ireland, an initialdip in scotland and northern ireland, an initial dip in temperature and temperatures rising later on. rain into parts of north wales and northern ireland later. icy conditions to go with the frost and parts of england and wales, temperatures down to —54 —641 or two of you as you start the day and a lovely day across the far south of england and into parts of east anglia. cloud developing through the afternoon but generally more cloud on tuesday. quite windy day across northern scotland, outbreaks of rain
in drizzle around the highlands and the hebrides in particular, and turning windy across shetland later on. tomorrow's temperatures may be up on. tomorrow's temperatures may be upa degree on. tomorrow's temperatures may be up a degree or so on. tomorrow's temperatures may be up a degree or so on on. tomorrow's temperatures may be up a degree or so on today but given a little less sunshine and a bit more breeze it will probably feel every bit as cold. take a tuesday night into wednesday, severe gales for shetland, frequent showers to come here, pretty windy down the north sea. to the west of us, high pressure builds in and high—pressure dominates through much of this week. if you are lucky enough to have the week off, dry weather will be with us week off, dry weather will be with us for most of the time. it does turn a little bit colder, though, on wednesday and thursday after the slight rise in temperatures on tuesday but to go with it, a bitter frost by night, a bit of fog in the morning, but a lot of sunshine by. thank you very much, a good week ahead for this time of year if you do happen to be on holiday. enjoy it as best you can. istanbul was already on high alert when a nightclub was brutally attacked during new year's celebrations. at least 39 people were killed, and a manhunt is under way for the gunman responsible.
the city has faced a string of terror attacks in recent months. so how are people there responding? shafak timur is a turkish journalist. hejoins me now from istanbul. thank you very much for your time. how does a city, how does a country come to terms with what happened on new year's eve? yes, 2016 was an awful year for turkish people, because the attacks were so frequent, and in the heart of the cities. 0n frequent, and in the heart of the cities. on to the first of december, at night, people were just for a moment celebrating, that it is gone and maybe it is over —— 31st of december. they were worried that 2017 might be worse and what was feared happened just an hour later. so people are extremely sad and furious, and enraged, actually. so
they are so much scared, and already they are so much scared, and already they were avoiding the crowds, they we re they were avoiding the crowds, they were avoiding celebrations outside. which is kind of a tradition in turkey as well. we have big new year celebrations in the squares of the cities, so people are becoming more and more ian woods now. what do people feel is under attack here? is the country, is a policy, as individuals, is a lifestyle, is a culture ? individuals, is a lifestyle, is a culture? maybe all. society, mainly including the anti—government people, people who don't like the government, they think their lifestyle is under attack. so probably it is not right to say that, if there is a current kind of information from the side of the government, that people are feeling this way, that the government is attacking the secular society, we have a strong secular tradition in turkey. and just before the new year's eve, we had many people,
pro—government forces in media, or the religious offices of turkey, declared that celebrating the new year is not ok for muslims, which created a huge fury among muslims and secular people in turkey, who have this tradition. in primary schools we as little students used to celebrate the new year in our classrooms, but now the education ministry considered unwise to do that as well. so it is not right to say that if this didn't happen, this attack won't come, of course. this is something else. but people now feeling that it is the government who is responsible, because of this attack, because with those policies, including foreign policy, of course, policy about especially, drag all brutal attacks towards turkish society. you have talked about the fear of the attack but you have been hearing and experience yourself that authorities have been worried about what might happen on new year's eve. there has been a lot of extra
security presence around. has that added to the sense of fear, that even though there has been more officers on the streets and attempting to stop things like this, they can't prevent this kind of thing happening? yes, definitely, definitely. i have personally many friends around me saying that now they are avoiding public transportation, more often using ca bs transportation, more often using cabs rather than public buses or metro. it seems they can't prevent those things. we see tweets on social media, on the news media, saying that they just crossed social media, on the news media, saying that theyjust crossed a couple of checkpoints in their area where the attack happened. but how this gunman managed to stormy and, yes, that is causing so much fear but also so much anger towards the government as well, for the people who are opposing it. but on the other side, those who are still supporting the government, they have a strong feeling that it is the government who is being attacked. it is turkey who is being attacked. but president erdogan is becoming a
symbol of it, you know. it is president erdogan's personality, because he is a strong figure who is being attacked with all these things. thank you for talking to us this morning. from istanbul, where 39 people were killed in that attack on new year's eve and the man—hunt continues for the shooter in that incident. it is one of the fastest—growing industries, and one in which britain is a major player. when it comes to videogames, we've got pioneering firms in everything from virtual reality to mobile apps, and it is hoped that 2017 could be a big year. our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones has been finding out more, and ended up playing a part himself. look straight ahead, straight at this postcard, and what we are going to do is going to do a range of emotions. grr! in a studio in oxford iam emotions. grr! in a studio in oxford i am preparing for a role in world war two blockbuster, not a movie but
a videogame. 0oh, my leg! so this is the first stage in making their character in the game, and now i have to pull a lot of funny faces. so wrinkled, screwed up face. is going to take a few weeks, but eventually i will be a character, a good guy, i hope, and sniper elite four. when we first visit back in september they have a lot on their plate, including, crucially, a virtual reality game for the sony vr lodge, a big investment of a lot hanging on it. when they embarked on its investment there was a bit more scepticism about how successful vr was likely to be so it really was a punt, or i should say a smart gamble, from the kingsley is, to undertake it at all. these guys and girls who play games officially from morning to night. it is a quarter of
a century since jason kingsley and his brother chris founded rebellion. when my brother and i started rebellion we were always been talked about as if we were whizzkids. we are not really, we have grown into adults with a big corporation behind us adults with a big corporation behind us and we make entertainment that sells across the world. i mean, china, consumers in china by our games. consumers in brazil. all these emerging markets are very exciting for us. piesley if i see something wrong... roughly 200 people working from across europe. but one thing strikes me. i can't help thinking when i walk across the, a lot of men, very few women. is it getting any easier for women to get into the games industry? yes, i would say so. me growing up, i would not have even dreamt of getting into games, but for the past ten years, it seems like, the doors have been more open, especially for women. two months later, we return to rebellion to find out what they have done with my face. i suppose it
is quite a good likeness. what happens next? next we will take this high—resolution model and we will look into the game, and see how it comes out. so i am a goodie, and i? you are currently the hero of the sniper elite series. i have been transformed into an all action soldier, in the world of video games, everything is possible. i think the would work there, excellent stuff. thank you forjoining us on this bank holiday monday. rail fares across england, wales and scotland will rise today, with passengers facing an average increase of more than 2%. public transport campaigners say the fare rises are another kick in the teeth for long—suffering rail passengers, but the transport secretary, chris grayling, says the government was delivering the biggest rail modernisation programme for more than a century. the first funerals have been taking place after a gun attack on a nightclub in turkey. 39
people were killed, many of them foreigners, as they celebrated new year in istanbul. many more were injured. a man—hunt is currently under way for the government. more than 400 people have now died in attacks in turkey just than 400 people have now died in attacks in turkeyjust the past than 400 people have now died in attacks in turkey just the past few months. five men have been arrested after apparent hit—and—run in 0ldham, in greater manchester, which took place on new year's eve. 12—year—old helene was killed, her 11—year—old cousin is in a critical condition in hospital. police are appealing for witnesses. the first 14 areas in england to be selected for so—called garden villages have been announced, in a bid to create tens of thousands of new homes. the new villagers must include green spaces and good transport links. the government says the plans will help to provide vital homes, but rural campaigners have warned there is still strong opposition to some of