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good morning welcome to breakfast with ben thompson and victoria fritz. our headlines today: new powers to stop and search for the police in england and wales — the home secretary says it will tackle violent crime, but opponents call it too intrusive. with the theresa may's cabinet split over its next steps on brexit, all eyes are on tomorrow's vote by mps on alternative options. some of the world's most famous landmarks are plunged into darkness to draw attention to climate change. and in sport: it's farewell to huddersfield. relegated from the premier league, thejoint earliest in the league's history. could this be coming
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to a street near you? — the barber's shop in a back of a van. and after seeing 20 degrees yesterday, most of you will be lucky to see nine degrees as we go through the next few days. the call down sta rts the next few days. the call down starts today. i'll have all of the details here on breakfast. —— cooldown. good morning it's sunday, 31st march. don't forget the clocks have gone forward overnight. our top story this morning: new stop and search powers are being given to police in england and wales to try and tackle rising knife crime. the home secretary sajid javid is making it easier for officers to intervene where they think serious violence may occur. but opponents say it's intrusive and won't work. our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw: another knife off the street. 3.5
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inch blade was found when a young man was stopped and searched in north london. now police and the seven areas affected by knife crime will be able to carry out more searches because the government is relaxing rules brought in when theresa may was home secretary. the whole government agree that the stop—and—search is a vital power. whole government agree that the stop-and-search is a vital power. we still of course wanted to be targeted and focused and intelligent lead, which it will be. but with these increased powers, we all ee, these increased powers, we all agree, including the prime minister, this is exactly what is needed to help fight that rise of a serious knife crime. under the new laws, police will be able to search anyone where they believe serious violence may occur for full ——. they say stop—and—search acts as a deterrent to help keep weapons off the street but it's an intrusive tactic and highly controversial. to many of my
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experiences and stories i've heard have been very unpleasant which leads to feeling a lot of tension between police and the young people to the point where you have young innocent civilians running away from police just to avoid being stopped and searched. but for the -- vast bulk of knife searches they need to have a serious suspicion that someone have a serious suspicion that someone is carrying a weapon and those powers remain the same. it's thought theresa may is waiting to see what happens when mps vote on a series of alternatives to her brexit plan tomorrow — before deciding her next move. several prominent brexiteers have urged the prime minister to walk away without a deal rather than delay or soften brexit. we can speak to our political correspondent jonathan blake — how important is this vote by mps tomorrow it is hugely important. not only for parliament to have another chance for finding parliament to have another chance forfinding a parliament to have another chance for finding a consensus for an alternative exit plan but also as an
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indication of what the government what might do next. this morning is simply not clear what theresa may's next steps will be. she is said to be having conversations this weekend and we are told it remains downing street's ambition to try to get the brexit deal that she has agreed with the eu through parliament with one more vote. but as we know, it's been defeated twice in full and once in pa rt defeated twice in full and once in part with the withdrawal agreement suffering another loss for the government in parliament last week so government in parliament last week so this morning as i say, the next steps with the prime minister are not clear but she is facing pressure from also as ever. conservative brexiteers urging her to pursue an no—deal brexit now cost those who prefer a softer brexit and closer relationship in future also adding pressure to the prime minister this morning. thank you, for now. an anti—stall system has been blamed for the fatal crash
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of a boeing 737 max aircraft in ethiopia earlier this month. sources involved in the investigation say the black box shows the nose of the plane was pushed down by the system, before it crashed killing all 157 people on board. facebook founder mark zuckerberg says regulators and governments should play a more active role in controlling internet content. writing in the washington post he says the responsibility for policing content is too great forfirms alone. he has called for new laws in areas including harmful content and election integrity. there's been a sharp rise in the number of adults calling a national helpline for the children of alcoholic parents, according to figures seen by the bbc. in 2013, the majority of requests were from children, but now more than 80% of calls are from people over the age of 18. adrian goldberg from 5 live investigates has more on this
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story and joins us now. just explain these figures. it traditionally would have been children... a remarkable change. these figures have come from the national associations of children alcoholic parents and back in 2013, the motor surety of the kill —— calls were from children. —— majority. by 2018, number of calls from adults had rocketed from more than 23,000 two 3.5 times the rate they were getting from adults in 2030 and that now accounts for 80% of their caseload. why do you think that is? do you think it's because there are more people looking at their parents who are perhaps older in life, they are perhaps retired and they are turning to alcohol later on in life? there's definitely a bit of that going on. there was also a moment in 2015 where a number of high that make high—profile
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people spoke as adults about their experience with living with an alcoholic as a child and that takes alcoholic as a child and that takes a lot of courage to do because there isa a lot of courage to do because there is a stigma and chain —— shame associated many people ‘s minds with alcoholism particularly if it involves their parents. we have had more people coming forward to talk about their childhood experiences of alcoholism now that they are adults but also, as you say, yes, definitely, there is a phenomenon of more older people turning to drink perhaps because they are lonely, perhaps because they are lonely, perhaps they have lost a job, perhaps they have lost a job, perhaps they have suffered a bereavement and that does appear to bereavement and that does appear to bea bereavement and that does appear to be a real growing trend as well. thank you very much, adrian. you can hear more on that story on 5 live investigates at 11:00 this morning. we will also talk to the daughter of an alcoholic father a bit later at eighta.m.. we an alcoholic father a bit later at eight a.m.. we will look at what impact it had on her life. more than 200 million pounds is being handed to councils in england as part of government
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plans to improve road surfaces. the department of transport says the money could help local authorities resurface more than 1,000 miles of road. a report published last week warned that councils in england and wales would need to spend nearly 10 billion pound over a decade to bring all their roads up to scratch. another £200 million to repair potholes. it's part of the financial support that is being rolled out the next few months as part of the budget but also now driving to improve the technologies to repair potholes. this money can'tjust be used to patch. we are putting in place measures to do that. people are frustrated with broken down roads and we are going to change that. some of the world's most famous landmarks have been plunged into darkness to draw attention to climate change, in the annual earth hour event. the global campaign aims to raise awareness about the impact we're having on the planet.
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it started in australia in 2007 and is now observed in more than 180 countries. last year, 10 million people across the uk also took part in this. the wwf says that it has helped them implement climate policy in many different countries. the opera house plunged into darkness for earth hour. we will show you more of those pictures a little later. let's take a look at some of the front pages this morning. the sunday times says the prime minister's cabinet faces "colla pse", with resignations expected if she calls for a snap election or backs a customs union with the eu. ‘furious' conservatives
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could try to block a snap election bid by mrs may, writes the observer. the paper also reports that teachers are taking a £7,000 pay cut at one cash—strapped school in london to save jobs. in what it calls "the final trap" for brexit, the sunday express says mps could "strip away the benefits" of brexit if parliament votes to keep the uk in a customs union in the next round of votes tomorrow. we will have a full look through the papers with our reviewer a little later on the programme. we will delve inside because there is a lot in the papers other than brexit but of course brexit dominating most of the front pages. i don't know what you could possibly be talking about, ben. let's move on. tra nsgender people experience transitioning differently. for some, being able to live truly as they want can provide profound relief but for others the process can be a difficult and lonely one. to mark the 10th anniversary of international tra nsgender day of visibility our lgbt correspondent ben hunte has been to meet two trans
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people who have very different stories. a dark eyeshadow, dark tan, midtown and a light tan. meet annabel. she isa and a light tan. meet annabel. she is a 63—year—old transgender woman living in ca narvon is a 63—year—old transgender woman living in canarvon in wales. last year, she transitioned to be a full—time female. year, she transitioned to be a full-time female. this period of my life is the best period of my life. and it's because i haven't got to pretend to anyone. like it, leave it, except me, don't accept me, it's not my problem. annabel works a few mornings a week as a cleaner. before she transitioned, she spent decades hiding her true self. she lived a double life. i come from a generation where being trans was the equivalent of being a paedophile. so
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it was never talked about when i was younger. the decision to transition wasn't an easy one. it was a combination of a lifetime of denial. 0ne combination of a lifetime of denial. one night i'd be at this collaboratively constructed image of a male and the next night i'd be dulled to the eyeballs going to a 93v dulled to the eyeballs going to a gay club in broome and no 1's friends knew about the other set of friends. annabel's painting and the support of her son got her through the pain and guilt. it was tough at the pain and guilt. it was tough at the beginning but if you just get past your own internal prejudice, it just becomes, like i say, completely normal. for annabel, the decision to transition and live full—time as a female became easier because her employers and her family supported her decision not all trans people had it that easy. people like dan.
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dan isa had it that easy. people like dan. dan is a 42—year—old trans— man who transitioned over 20 years ago. some of my family have never known so that's a bit strange because it doesn't feel like in some ways i disappeared when i transition. but i kind of understand that as well. i think it's about my immediate family wanting to protect me. dance as a transitioning earlier would have saved him many years of misery. transitioning earlier would have saved him many years of miserylj think it's very important for children to know about the possibilities and the options available to them. i didn't know the options which left me with a sense of my own meticulousness. —— ridiculousness. i didn't know anybody else who transitioned. i suffered through depression all through my childhood and
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adolescence. photographs of dan, annabel and other trans people are a subject of pit — make of an exhibition opening in london tomorrow. with people becoming more visible, laws and attitudes are changing. two very different journeys, coming together in an exhibit helping to shed light on older transgender experiences. morning to you. time for a look at the headlines. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. the headlines: new powers to stop and search people in a bid to tackle knife crime are being given to police in england and wales — but the practice has been called intrusive. more votes on alternatives to the brexit deal will be held in the house of commons tomorrow — as the prime minister works out her next move to break the deadlock. it isa it is a bit chilly today. you will
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notice the difference. london reached 20th celsius yesterday afternoon but things are on the change and by tuesday, most of us will be struggling to get to nine degrees. that change has started in earnest this weekend. a cold front working southwards. widespread frost to the north. —5 in one of two spots in scotland. some sunshine to start the day west. 0ur brea ks sunshine to start the day west. 0ur breaks of rain in one or two in the south—east. thicker along southern counties. most other parts will see some sunshine. scotland and northern ireland, a much sunnier day compared
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to yesterday. temperatures at 7— 10 degrees. much coolerfurther to yesterday. temperatures at 7— 10 degrees. much cooler further south, around 8— 12 celsius across much of england and wales. that will be feeling cooler because a strengthening winds. 0ff feeling cooler because a strengthening winds. off the channel islands. into tonight, skies clear across wales. cloud pushing into northern ireland and that could bring showers by the end of the night. helping keeping temperatures up night. helping keeping temperatures up here. but for most tonight a chilly night with widespread frost. a cold start to your monday morning rush hour away from the city centres. high—pressure still in charge. whether front pushing towards the north and west with cold airwaiting in the towards the north and west with cold air waiting in the wings. more cloud to scotland and northern ireland. showers to begin with, sliding to western scotland, heavier once pushing it. esther scotland staying
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dry through monday. a sunny day through england and wales after that frosty start. temperatures may be up a little bit competed today across parts of the midland, southern england and south wales but that will not last because of the front will not last because of the front will work its way through with a rain in many parts on monday night. as we go into tuesday, rain at time on eastern counties of england. winds across western areas on tuesday and that will bring showers across the country. sunshine in between but showers could be heavy with hail. temperatures struggling to get to nine degrees. the chilly theme continues as we go through the rest of the weekend. not looking good. the clocks went forward overnight so you would have
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had an hour less. us too. and we are feeling it. now it's time for the film review. hello. welcome to the film review here on bbc news, and taking us through this week's cinema releases we have dr mark kermode. what do you have for us? a very interesting week. we have the new version of dumbo, directed by tim burton, which is kind of live action — kind of. we have out of blue, the new film by carol morley, who made the falling. and at eternity‘s gate, the story of vincent van gogh. so starting off with tim burton's dumbo. yes, so there is now a huge financial market for
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taking the disney animations and remaking them in live action, because obviously using animation, if you think for example ofjungle book, i mena, the only thing that was live action about that was the young boy, everything else was created through cg, but they have scored great successes with beauty and the beast and of course tim burton directed the alice in wonderland movie. so now we have a revisiting of dumbo. colin farrell is the horseman who returns from the war and is consigned to looking after the elephants. it's his kid who realises that young baby dumbo, originally called jumbo, who has these huge ears, actually can fly, then later on, audiences discover it and it transforms the fortunes of the medici circus. here is a clip. fly little one.
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magic dust. so you can see it doesn't skimp on visual spectacle. the cast includes danny devito, eva green and michael keaton, and it's a tim burton movie, so in every corner of the frame there is stuff going on. there is curly cute details. here is the strange thing about it, although it is fairly impressive to see, you know, a flying elephant brought to life through the miracle of cg, what the film doesn't have is the simplicity that the cartoon had, and it also doesn't have the emotional clout of it. i spent a lot of it watching it thinking, well, this is very visually impressive,
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the whole section of the film plays out in this future land fun fair, which everything is being moved to and you are looking at the design, thinking, wow, that is really designed to within an inch of its life. yet what i didn't get was, which was the thing which you usually get with dumbo, was the fact it grabs your heart strings. the cartoon is quite dark, it is about separation and anxious issues, and it makes you cry, every time you watch it, it makes you cry. i watched the whole of the new dumbo — i don't doubt for one minute that it will find an audience and it will be perfectly fine holiday fare, but it doesn't have anything like the classic quality of the original. and the reason is it weirdly lacks that emotional engagement. there was something about the original cartoon thatjust, you know you watch it, it is like et, you watch it and you immediately start crying, you can't resist it. in the case of this, i found it oddly unengaging, for all the things that were 0k and impressive about it, it never gets off the ground in the way it should do. do you think that is a trend then, that the original animation
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actually has more heart and soul? notjust in this film but other things that have been remade? i thought that the new version of the jungle book was extraordinary, but the fact of the matter is that was, that was, to all intents and purposes, an animated film to all intents and purposes, an animated film because so much of it was to do with cg and motion caption. i don't think, there is no reason why you can't take anything and redo it in a different format and add to it. thisjust doesn't add. out of blue, which is quite an unconventional kind of investigation of a murder of a renowned astro physicist. it sounds rather intriguing. i loved it. it is made by carol morley, who made the falling. it is based on a novel by martin amis but it is a radical reinvention of the novel. carol morley said she set out to rescue the characters from the pages of the novel. the set up us there is a murder of an astrophysicist. it's being investigated by a detective, mike hoolihan, and because it is an astrophysicist she interviews people who are interested in parallel universes, who are interested in the conundrum
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of schrodinger‘s cat, that something can be alive and dead at the same time. and what begins as a murder mystery becomes something far more cosmic and far meore existential. the film starts in outer space, you know that powell and pressburger film, a matter of life and death, which i love — it's such a great movie — it begins with what looks like an homage to powell and pressburger. and then it kind of turns into this collidescopic meditation upon dual reality. dual realities. i have seen the film now three times and every time i see it i see more in it. there is this central tension between two characters, between two colour, between two realities, and it is one of those films that the more you look at it, the more you see. do you need to see it three times to understand it? no, i loved it the first time round. the first time round i thought this works as a murder mystery. the second time round i thought there is more going on, stuff that was going on in the background seemed to be in the foreground. by the third time i had like gone down the rabbit hole. and i was starting to obsess about all the details. there's a fantastic
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score by clint mansell. i think carol morley is a genuinely visionary film—maker. i know it's not for everybody and i know this is one of the things — it struck me in a particualr way. — it struck me in a particular way. but if you get it, it is just brilliant and i really advice you to give it a go because it is so great to see a film—maker with such ambition. the whole film was shot 28 days, and yet every frame is filled with clues and details and i thought it was great. it is called out of blue, not "out of the blue". out of blue and you correctly said the title... why is that? because, because, you have to see the film to understand why. 0k. laughs. it is out of blue and out of red, it is about the tension between those two colours and between reality and fake, between separate universes and i have to stop talking about it because i could go on about it all night. kind of confused already. i loved it. it sounds really intriguing. looking forward to that one. at eternity‘s gate. which is another film about the life of vincent van gogh. of which there have been many, most recently we had that brilliant animation loving vincent,
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described as the first oil painted animated film, which was breathtaking, this is willem dafoe, oscar—nominated willem dafoe, as we discovered vincent van gogh towards the later period of his life. i went to the museum in amsterdam, i said vincent van gogh? so we get his real life and his tussles with madness and with incarceration but also julian schnabel is attempting to show us the world he saw through his paintings visually represented. here is a clip. i'm telling you, you have to look inside. you keep saying look inside, i get it, i do. you keep repeating yourself. what do you think i'm doing? i don't invent the picture. i don't need to invent the picture. ifind it already in nature. ijust have to free it.
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all right. i'm just saying first think about your surface and how the paint will sit on it. get control over what you're doing. maybe you should work inside more. i spent all my life alone in a room. i need to go out, and work, to forget myself. i want to be out of control. i need to be in a feverish state. it is called the act of painting for a reason. all right, calm down. i don't want to calm down. the faster i paint, the better i feel. i can't stay here vincent. i can't stay here, vincent. what are you saying? so that line when he says it is called the act of painting for a reason. this is like the act of the act of painting and you could see from that clip that whatjulian schnabel is trying to do is put you within the mind of vincent van gogh and to see the world through his eye.
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the world through his eyes. i think willem dafoe's performance is terrific, there was moments i did believe he was the artist, schnabel is interesting because what he has done there is things like the diving bell and the butterfly. the first, so he has done biographies because he is an artist who turned to film—making, i think there are occasions when the drama meanders a bit, when it becomes a series of conversations that kind of attempt to explain how it is that the artist is seeing the world, but at its best it is, a film, a cinematic experience and i think you saw from that clip schnabel is trying to put you in the mind of the artist and say this is how he saw the world. not entirely successful but it's a good try. a good try. there you go, that is the verdict. best out? i love us. the new film from jordan peele who made get out it is like a chiller, a horrorfilm.
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there are moments that are scary, it is funny it is a modern day parody ofafamily terrified by doppelgangers. white crow, very interesting film about the defection to the west and very well directed by ralph fiennes, are you a or orfilm fan? yes, and i love get out we are in complete agreement on white you. best dvd? yes, and i love get out we are in complete agreement on white crow. best dvd? shoplifters. it is a story about a family on the margins of society, it may be be a thriller, a crime thriller, it may be a family drama, it is lots of different things all mashed together. it is touching, moving and mysterious, i really liked it.
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