south london, where you can come and have a look for yourself. england football captain harry kane was among those receiving honours from the duke of cambridge at buckingham palace this morning. the 25—year—old tottenham striker was awarded an mbe for services to football and in recognition of england's semifinal run at the 2018 world cup. it's a proud day for me of course, but for my family and everyone who has helped me to this journey end to this part of my life, so yeah, hopefully it continues, continues well and maybe be back here in a few more years to hopefully get another one! time for a look at the weather. here's darren bett. some changes on the way, but what a lovely day most parts of the uk have to ta ke lovely day most parts of the uk have to take a beautiful blue skies after a chilly start this morning. it's never sunny everywhere, we a chilly start this morning. it's never sunny everywhere, we got a chilly start this morning. it's never sunny everywhere, we got more cloud around in norfolk for example.
but as we'll see in a moment on the satellite picture, the cloud is actually shrinking a bit here in east anglia and the south—east of england. it's bubbling up a little bit elsewhere and we've always got this cloud coming into the north west of scotland. it's a very weak weather front that's getting a little bit closer over the next few days or so. sunshine around for many parts of the country, with the light winds it will feel pleasant, 15—16d. it's pretty windy in the north—west of scotland, strong to gale force winds here, they will ease down overnight and the cloud pushes further into scotland, into northern ireland. clear as skies further south, more mist and fog for the south—west of england and perhaps a pinch of frost as we've seen during recent nights. it will be clearing up recent nights. it will be clearing up across east anglia and the south—east so a chillier night here, but the prospect of more sunshine to come tomorrow. once the mist and fog goes sunny come tomorrow. once the mist and fog goes sunny skies across much of england and wales. more cloud for northern ireland and scotland in the far north of scotland we will see that week when the front approaching to bring a little rain and drizzle.
temperatures held back a bit here but to the south in the sunshine, i7, but to the south in the sunshine, 17, maybe 18 degrees. some changes this weekend, the biggest change you will notice is the daytime temperatures are going to be dropping. again, a lot of dry weather for this weekend. we've got a week weather front on the scene, not producing much rain. it's moving southwards and it's behind that to the north that we introduce this chilly air our way. a real contrast on saturday. there is the weaker weather front, a bit on saturday. there is the weaker weatherfront, a bit of on saturday. there is the weaker weather front, a bit of cloud, on saturday. there is the weaker weatherfront, a bit of cloud, not much rain or drizzle, sinking down into northern england and north wales. ahead of some sunny spells. behind its sunny spells. it's cold enough for some wintry showers in the far north—east of that weak weather front we are still looking at 17 degrees in the south—east of england. the last of those sort of temperatures. there is the weather front. by this stage it's not producing any rain, its thinking southwards, high pressure building behind keeping the dry weather going but more cloud across more southern parts of england. we'll see some
fair weather cloud bubbling up through the day on sunday. a dry day, spells of sunshine, the winds will be light and those temperatures are going to be lower. we are all into the cooler, fresher air. temperatures may make 12—13 across south wales and the south—west of england, near nine or ten through the central belt of scotland and the potential next week for it to get a little bit colder than that, perhaps some northerly winds and wintry showers but only for a while. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. it's been announced theresa may will seek to hold a debate and vote on brexit in the house of commons tomorrow, but she's still struggling tomorrow, but she's still struggling to win support for her deal. that's all from the bbc news at one. it's goodbye from me. on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are.
ole gunnar solskjaer has been given the permanent position of manager on a three—year contract. here is a former team—mate of his on the impact he has made. we know that they are talented players, and we have seen it under ole. in liverpool, at one stage in the season they were 16 points ahead of us, and now we are seeing the real
potential of our players. going forward next season, ifeel that these players will see the real manchester united football club at the top of the premier league this year. the scottish football association have no plans to discuss the future of alex mcleish today. it was reported there would be a board meeting with the scotland's manager's position on the agenda. they started their euro 2020 campaign with an unconvincing wind against san marino. he has won just five of his 1a games after taking overfor a five of his 1a games after taking over for a second spell in charge of the national team. great britain's four man bobsleigh team have been awarded a bronze medal from the 2014 sochi winter olympics. they finished fifth but the international olympic committee have today confirmed the disqualification of two russian crews for doping, bumping up the quartet ofjohn jackson, stuart benson, bruce tasker and joel fearon. great britain's total medal haul from sochi is now five, matching the record set
at the pyeongchang games last year five british drivers will take part in the inaugral w—series — a motor racing championship only forfemale drivers. they came through four days of qualifiers earlier this week to book their place in the first race at hockenheim in may. ben croucher has more. on the outside this looks like any single seater series. 18 cars, 18 drivers. on the inside it is very different. this is w—series, the first to have only female drivers. after whittling them down through the winter, the final test came this week in spain, the final 28 became the final 18, with a unique shot at history. the fact it is w-series, the fact it is women is irrelevant in that this is racers. at the end of this we will crown the w—series champion. there were those who say w—series will only segregate talent,
and if women are good enough they can and will compete equally with men. nonetheless, chadwick says she hopes others can follow her path. men. nonetheless, chadwick says she hopes others can follow her pathlj just want to prove it is possible. i know what i can achieve, and if i can achieve it, then thousands and however many other females can achieve it as well. the series sta rts achieve it as well. the series starts in may, before the decider at brands hatch in august. the champion will pocket £400,000, with an even bigger reward potentially in the long run. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. we will hear more about ole gunnar solskjaer, and will hear from we will hear more about ole gunnar solskjaer, and will hearfrom him at four o'clock this afternoon he is due to make a news conference. let's go back to developments in westminster — where, before last night's indicative votes
on brexit, theresa may promised her own mps she'd resign as prime minister if her deal is passed. so what effect did that offer have? our brussels correspondent adam fleming, political editor laura kuenssberg and europe editor katya adler discuss this in the latest instalment of the bbc‘s brexitcast — let's take a listen to some of it: was her resignation ever designed to win over the dup because they were not the people who had problems with her leadership. i think it was designed to unlock the stalemate. for ages we have been talking about the you firstery. but it comes back to, was there anything in the constitutional changes in a way that might have been acceptable for the dup? as you suggest, i don't think
that alone was going to move the dup asa that alone was going to move the dup as a single act, but as a way of creating political momentum, we have spoken about it so often throughout this whole process, it is not always about the precise policy issues on the table, it's about creating a sense of political energy and inevitability, but it looks very difficult tonight to see how it's going to change things in a very dramatic way. and it means that the dup still hold the prime minister's future in their hands. dup still hold the prime minister's future in their handslj dup still hold the prime minister's future in their hands. i was asked this evening, does all of this resignation, non—resignation, who thought this through shenanigans, does it make theresa may look even weaker in the eu lies? i said no, you couldn't look weaker in the eu eyes. i always say this, but right at the beginning of this process, when we were not sure who was going
to replace david cameron, we were asking people, decision makers in the eu, do you preferx ory, do you worry about a hard brexiteer? and the answer that came to me always was, at the end of the day, the eu wants to do an exit deal with the uk, but to do so they need a prime minister who has enough of a majority and support that they can doa majority and support that they can do a deal with us in brussels, and sell it back home. and theresa may has not managed to do that. and you can listen to that brexitcast in full on the bbc‘s website.
researchers have discovered a genetic mutation in a 71—year—old woman from inverness — who experiences almost no pain. jo cameron only found out she had the rare condition when doctors couldn't believe she didn't need painkillers after a serious operation. now researchers are hoping their findings will help them develop new gene therapies — to help others deal with pain. jo cameron and john wood who is a professor in pain genetics at university college london have been speaking to bbc breakfast. as a child when i was around eight, apparently, i just fell and i just bumped my arm and i didn't realise i'd broken my arm and two days later, my mother noticed my arm was in a funny position and i was sent to hospital and i'd broken my arm. i didn't have anything for it. i obviously couldn't feel pain then. i don't remember everfeeling pain. i thinkjo's experiences show how useful pain is in protecting us from self— harm but what we found is actually a new genetic mechanism that seems to be able to regulate pain thresholds, and what we hope to do in the future is exploit this knowledge to perhaps develop new treatments for the millions of people that suffer ongoing chronic pain, which is different from the acute pain thatjo has been describing which is a massive clinical problem. about 7% of the population endure just appalling pain,
and i expect you follow the news about the opioid crisis in the united states. there is a pressing need for a new treatments and jo's unique condition and the genetic mechanisms that underpin it give us clues as to how we can use new ways to make pain drugs. government plans to plant 12 million trees in england by 2022 are "daunting" and a "huge challenge" — according to the man overseeing the project. but willam worsley, the government's "tree champion" has told the bbc he believes it can be done — even though tree planting in the uk has fallen by two thirds since the late 1970s. tim muffett reports. a lesson with a long—term impact. we will plant 375 trees as hedgerows around the school. trees are getting cut down so you need to plant more. trees give us oxygen.
the government has announced ambitious targets for england which will form part of the northern forest. the northern forest is an initiative to plant 50 million trees over the next 25 years between hull and liverpool. the northern forest does not strictly have to be planted along the big green spaces, it can be in schools in parks and places that people use. how does it feel that in years to come you will have lots of trees here that you help to plant? it would feel very good. quite warming. it is daunting and it is a big challenge. last year the government made william worsley its tree champion. i have been set a challenge by government to get 11 million trees planted and 1 million urban trees in the next three years. people do not like change, so any change to a landscape worries people.
we need to show people that we can do it, that we can improve the landscape and that is better than detracting from it. according to the forestry commission, in 1976, enough new trees were planted to cover 28,000 hectares of land about 100 square miles. roughly an area the size of the city of york. fast forward to 2018 and tree—planting is down by almost two—thirds. last year, around 9000 hectares of new trees were planted. 35 square miles. that is an area around the size of the london borough of barnett. why has there been a reduction in the number of trees planted? it's down to the economics of the woodland and forest industry. planting is the easy bit. you need to manage the woods and that means thinning them and weeding them to get the trees to grow straight.
william believes that targets will be met. as well as government funding, the price of timber is going up so there is incentive to create more woodland. changes to our landscape that could last for generations. let's go live to the british chambers of commerce conference, where shadow brexit secretary sir keir starmer is addressing business leaders. a lot more work on security. we said that out, and unfortunately, rather than engage with that set of proposals, the prime minister has, as you know, ploughed on with the same deal that she first agreed way backin same deal that she first agreed way back in november, and for all the toing and froing, all the number of times the prime minister said i'm going to have further discussions across the house with brussels, not one word of the withdrawal agreement or political declaration has been changed. those two documents were
first published on the 14th of november and first agreed on the 25th of november, and not one word has changed. they have been put up ones, they have been put up twice, and now it is anticipated and rumoured that the prime minister is going to have another go tomorrow. to put the same package again takes the meaning out of a meaningful vote. i do not think it is going to work. the deal has been widely rejected. and the reason we have rejected. and the reason we have rejected it is primarily because the stated intention of the prime minister is to take the uk out of the single market and out of the customs union. and we think that is fundamentally wrong place to head. and the other reason is because the document is so blind, the political declaration is only 26 pages, as you know. it does not tell you where
you're heading. that is why it picked up the description of blind brexit, where you leave but you do not know the future destination. frankly, following the commitment of the prime minister yesterday, to resign before the next stage of the negotiations, is even more blind. because my fear now is that the outcome of the negotiations is now going to be determined by the outcome of the next tory leadership contest. so, where we are heading is now going to become an internal matter in the leadership contest in the tory party. we are out of control of parliament. it could be a borisjohnson brexit. jacob rees—mogg exit, or a michael gove brexit. anyone who is considering supporting the prime minister needs to give that serious concern. ——
consideration. we hear the withdrawal agreement is potentially being separated and just being put up being separated and just being put upfora being separated and just being put up for a vote tomorrow. but that would mean leaving the eu with absolutely no idea where we are heading. that cannot be acceptable and we would not vote for that. as presidentjunker and donald tusk, they said, it can be made clear that those two documents, while being of a different nature, are part of the associated package, that is what the eu has always said, part of the same negotiated package. the prime
minister's interpretation of that is clear from the statement she made in parliament on the same day, the 14th of january, referring to that later she said the eu has provided absolute clarity on the explicit link between withdrawal agreement and the political declaration. the link was made clear in the documents the way they are presented. i know collea g u es the way they are presented. i know colleagues are worried about the imbalance because... the link between the documents means that the commitments of one cannot be banked without the commitment of the other. so, to now split the two documents would leave us with the blandest of blind brexits it makes a bad situation worse. you started with a 26 page document, thin enough, then you put in the mix of the tory
leadership contest, which makes it even more difficult to predict what is going to happen, and then you try to separate the two documents so that even 26 pages is taken off from the withdrawal agreement. none of this is going to provide the certainty that i know many of you are looking for. the alternative approach, and i think this is where we have to be now, is to find a genuine and sustainable majority. i says to —— sustainable for a reason, if it gets through by one or two votes in march or april, that won't bea votes in march or april, that won't be a sustainable majority, that is no certainty in that, with no real idea where we are going next. the only way is to do what should have happened two years ago, which is to there is a genuine majority in parliament. as you have probably seen, in parliament we have tried to bring that process yesterday by
looking at different proposals, and it is not perfect model and there is more work to do, but the exercise of finding where there is generally majority, we will go back to that on monday in the hope of breaking the deadlock because i know, from talking to so many businesses across the country, just how much concern there is. listening into that, our business presenter, jamie robertson, who is at the conference. let ascot his assessment of what is happening. it is fascinating listening to that, about the intricacies and manoeuvrings going on up the road in westminster. behind me is the queen elizabeth ii hole, where there is the annual conference of the british chambers of commerce. what interested me is really the difference between those kind of manoeuvrings we are hearing about in parliament, and the attitude of people sitting in this conference,
who are worried about the frustration, the complete inability to come to a decision over brexit, which has left their business plans completely in tatters or at least in suspension and unable to make decisions. then you have to look further beyond that and think, what does this mean for ordinary people working in factories, on the high street, wherever it happens to be, and what has happened up there, what does it mean to them? to try to get round this and try to get some answers, i round this and try to get some answers, lam round this and try to get some answers, iamjoined round this and try to get some answers, i am joined by frances o'grady, the tuc secretary general. there have been a lot of guarantees issued, saying, workers' rights, as we leave the european union, they will be protected, things will go on
as before. what do you think? you looked reluctant to endorse that.|j am looked reluctant to endorse that.” ama looked reluctant to endorse that.” am a trade unionist, and promises are fine, but what we prefer our cast—iron guarantees, and we cannot ta ke cast—iron guarantees, and we cannot take a promise from a prime minister who herself by her own admission is ona who herself by her own admission is on a temporary contract. any new conservative prime minister could rip up her promises. so, that is not good enough. we need guarantees on people's jobs, and their rights at work written into the deal. what sort of things are we talking about, what could change? we know that there are conservative mps particularly associated with the european research group, who are on record as seeing brexit is a great opportunity to rip up the rights of others, . .. opportunity to rip up the rights of others,... who are we talking about?
borisjohnson, jacob rees—mogg, michael gove, we are talking about protection against rights to paid holidays, equal treatment for agency workers, maternity rights, the importance of being consulted on redundancy, these are rights that really matter because of course, in britain today, we now know that while it is important that as many people as possible have a job, we know that it matters about the quality of thejob know that it matters about the quality of the job that they have. too many 0—hours contracts, too much bogus self—employment. 4 million people in britain are on low paid insecure employment. that has to change, so we want to hold on the rights that unions fought for across europe, and the only way we can get that guarantee as if it is written
into the deal with the eu. in the construction industry, you have your own particular worries about brexit at the moment. in terms of brexit or even outside brexit, our most recent research indicates that we already need an additional 168,000 workers to meet the pipeline of projects in construction. on top of that, we need to secure eu migrant labour we currently use. that represents 16% of our workforce at the moment, so we need to have access to that. what has been happening till it's over the last couple of years? we have greater access to a migrant workforce , greater access to a migrant workforce, and we are committed to growing our own talent, we need to attract people from a more diverse background and we need to up skill the people we have, but in the short term we need to shore up the access we have to that workforce. are you losing workers at the moment? anecdotal evidence at least suggests
yes, major employers say that more of their migrant workforce, when they go home from holidays, are not returning back, which makes the problem more acute. the other side of the coin is that some people say that it of the coin is that some people say thatitis of the coin is that some people say that it is because there is a shortage of workers here, wages are going up. they have risen above inflation levels. i would give some unions credit for that because do not forget that darts wages are still not back to the levels before the financial crash, so we still have a long way to go, and i think what unions are saying is, we want to see fair migration, and for us thatis to see fair migration, and for us that is about making sure that every worker gets the rate for the job forever they come from, and gets a decent contract. we know people are worried about migration because of
undercutting pay, and because too often a few bad employers have been using migrant workers and exploiting them. that has to stop. thank you very much indeed. that is the news from ground level, at one end of westminster, looking up the road to where the politicians are discussing the more intricate political manoeuvrings. now it's time for a look at the weather. blue skies in shropshire have lifted the temperatures. it has been more cloudy across east anglia and the south—east of england, but if we look at the satellite picture you can see how this area of cloud is shrinking. there is a certain amount of convection happening, so there is still some cloud, we have seen it developing. there is more cloud in the north west. in those light
winds, 15 or 16 will feel pleasant. the wind in the north west of scotla nd the wind in the north west of scotland will ease down overnight and we will see cloud stumbling back into northern ireland. elsewhere, clearer skies and a bit of mist and fog around. there could be a pinch of frost as we have seen over the past few nights, and the cloud has gone which means more sunshine for the south—east and east anglia. a bit more cloud for scotland and northern ireland, in the far north of scotla nd northern ireland, in the far north of scotland there is a little light rain or drizzle, chiefly the highlands and islands. temperatures may make double figures, and the sunshine further south, there could be 17 or 18 degrees. some changes this weekend, the biggest change is the daytime temperature dropping from saturday into sunday. we have a wea k from saturday into sunday. we have a weak weather front not producing much rain at all, but it is behind that that we draw down cold air from
the north. quite a contrast across the north. quite a contrast across the uk on saturday. there is the weather front, the uk on saturday. there is the weatherfront, producing rain and drizzle. ahead of its sunny spells, north of it some sunny spells, but the showers in the far north—east could be wintry. ahead of the weak weather front, 17 likely in the sunshine on the south—east. not much rain being produced at all, it will fade away overnight, and into sunday it is more a band of cloud heading into the southern parts of england. high pressure behind, losing the showers in the north—east of scotland. the wind should be light, but we are all in this cooler and fresher weather, so temperatures are struggling to hit double figures. maybe 12 or 13 in the south—west of england, but not the 17 we are seeing over the next few days. it may get colder briefly as we head into next week.
hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at two... theresa may will seek to hold a debate and vote on brexit in the house of commons tomorrow. the only way we ensure we leave in good time on may 22nd is by approving the withdrawal agreement by 11pm on the 29th of march, which is tomorrow. but even after she promised to quit as prime minister if it goes through, theresa may's still struggling to get enough support for her deal. in other news, dust and debris from the grenfell tower fire has polluted the surrounding area, resulting in levels of toxic chemicals many times higher than normal. coming up on afternoon live all the sport with ollie. a three—year contract has been given toa a three—year contract has been given to a manchester united manager, his