two american vessels were sunk, two more badly damaged. official figures at the time were well over 700. many bodies washed ashore but dozens more were never found. it's moving to stand there and look out at the english channel and think about where my uncle ‘s body lay. was his body everfound? it no. for decades, no—one knew what had happened here. partly due to the security around the d—day landings. but this weekend, families across the atlantic come to remember young men. lost in the grey waters of the english channel. my dad described the water as hejumped in on fire. this woman's father was badly injured but he survived. she has brought his uniform to be placed in a local museum. i feel now that meeting with these people that it
was a shame that these men did not get recognition for their lives. every visitor pays tribute to dean small and his local volunteers. dean's father raised the sunken tank that now forms a permanent memorial. the incredible sacrifice of the local people who gave up their land and theirfarms but at the same time this horrendous disaster that took so many lives. on the beach below, 749 pairs of footprints. a powerful way to remind us of the loss of life that far exceeded the number of deaths on the real utah beach a month later. that loss of life was actually even higher because at another stage of exercise tiger hundreds more were killed when live and your mission was used and there was a delay and a
terrible thing happened on the beach itself. the loss of life remembered today was very, very high. a word about the boot prints, and an hour or $0 about the boot prints, and an hour or so when we about the boot prints, and an hour or so when we come about the boot prints, and an hour or so when we come back, we will meet the man who thought it out. they really are a very strong image, these lines of feet heading off into these lines of feet heading off into the sea. the plan is that that project will be brought back again once the d—day commemorations start at the beginning ofjune. join us a little bit later. from now —— for now, from sla pton little bit later. from now —— for now, from slapton sands, back to you in the studio. stay with us, headlines coming up.
good morning, welcome to breakfast with tina daheley and chris mason. our headlines today: the uk's fracking tsar quits, accusing the government of pandering to scare stories about the safety of shale gas. a new link between obesity and mental health problems in children. researchers say the two go hand in hand from the age ofjust 7. a shooting at a synagogue in the us city of san diego leaves one woman dead and three people injured. mo farah aims to win the london marathon for the first time this morning. claiming victory would sit alongside his incredible achivements on the track. good morning from the start line of the marathon, 40,000 people are going to be heading through here in the next couple of hours, helping to create an extraordinary landmark, more than £1 billion created for charity over the marathon‘s 49 year
history. an in the whether the breeze continues to ease across the uk, the most are slightly drier and warmer day. i'll have the detail in next 20 minutes. good morning, thank you for turning us on good morning, thank you for turning us on today. the uk's shale gas commissioner has resigned after only six months in thejob, saying the government is paying too much attention to a small but noisy environmental lobby. natascha engel was tasked with uniting communities over the controversial process, but says stringent rules are stopping the industry from being successful, as john mcmanus reports. is this a vision of the uk's future energy market? hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in this case at a site in lancashire. maybe not, because despite government support for shale gas exploration, the woman in charge of inspiring confidence in the project has just quit. natascha engel was appointed as commissioner for shale gas just 6 months ago, but in a letter
to the government announcing her resignation, she complained that safety regulations were strangling the industry. retrieving gas through fracking involves pumping water sand and chemicals at high pressure into shale rock. when that rock fractures, the gas is released and brought to the surface. the industry says it is safe, but it can cause earth tremors. to reassure local communities, fracking must pause if those tremors reach a magnitude of 0.5. this site has had to stop work several times. natascha engel says that rule amounts to a de facto ban, and she writes that: those campaigners aren't just worried about tremors, they say climate change and fossil fuels should stay underground. in scotland, fracking
remained under a moratorium. holyrood still has not decided how to proceed. supporters in the us say fracking there has lowered gas bills, but some states have still banded. ——banned it. the government here maintains that shale gas is both environmentally and consumer friendly. now it needs to find somebody new to make that case. a new link between obesity and mental health problems in children as young as seven had been identified by researchers. they found obese seven—year—olds were at greater risk of suffering emotional problems, such as anxiety and depression, by the time they reached 11, as richard lister reports. exercise and a healthy diet have long been the best prescription for avoiding obesity at any age. but this new study has found a link to mental health in children too. researchers analysed data on more than 17,000 children, up to the age of 14.
they found that from the age of 7, obesity and emotional problems were closely linked. and that linkage was the same for girls and boys. researchers don't fully understand the link between obesity and mental health in children. the extent to which poverty plays a role is also unclear. but the relationship between these issues could be important. i don't think it is as simple as one simply causing another. i think they influence each other, it is going to be different in different people, the extent to which that happens, but i definitely agree that there are other fact is but i definitely agree that there are otherfact is in but i definitely agree that there are other fact is in play here, but i definitely agree that there are otherfact is in play here, and one of those could be socio—economic disadvantage which is something we looked at in the study. no harm in a little snack, is there? but half the sugar our kids eat comes from snacks and sugary drinks, which could lead to harm all fat
building up inside. public health england has been encouraging parents to cut the sugar in kidsplupos diets for years, to reduce obesity and stave off physical health issues. this study suggest there might be mental health benefits too. at this school in salford, children start the day playing and chatting, giving staff a chance to spot any potential emotional problems. the research may mean this focus on mental health could also improve children's physical well—being. a woman has died and three people are in hospital after a shooting at are in hospital after a shooting at a synagogue in california. the congregation was celebrating the last day of passover when the gunmen opened fire. a 19—year—old man has been arrested just outside san diego. church services in sri lanka have been cancelled today, amid fears of more attacks one week after the easter sunday bombings. the archbishop of colombo held a
private matter show live on television after cancelling all public services in fears of a repeat of the attacks which left 253 people dead. 0ne one week on, they pray for peace, for safety a nd one week on, they pray for peace, for safety and to remember the 253 people who lost their lives in last sunday's attacks. it is a great tragedy that happened. it is an insult to humanity. # hallelujah, hallelujah. .. insult to humanity. # hallelujah, hallelujah... roman catholics injury languor have been celebrating mass in their own homes, amid fears of further attacks on the charges by islamist militants. this service, televised on television was held in a small chapel at the residence of the archbishop of colombo. in a ratio of unity it was attended by both sri lanka was mac
president and prime minister, whose political rivalry has been blamed for security lapses that preceded the easter sunday bombings. 0ther services have also been taking place including by buddhists who make up the majority of the population. and this heavily guarded vigil took place outside st anthony's shrine in colombo where dozens of worshippers we re colombo where dozens of worshippers were killed last week. since then nearly 10,000 soldiers have been deployed to sri lanka's street. as security forces believes dozens of suspects could still be at large. 0ver suspects could still be at large. over the past week they have carried out raids across the country. on friday 15 people including six children were killed when suspected islamist militants blow themselves up islamist militants blow themselves up while police descended on their hideout. in another, troops seized items including a huge cache of bomb—making materials. a discovery that will do little to alleviate people's fears that those behind the
bombings may have been planning more attacks. that brings you up—to—date with this morning? my news stories. it is almost 11 minutes past seven. the london marathon is taking place today and sir mo farah is hoping to beat world record holder, eliud kipchoge, who has already won the race three times. it's not all about the elite athletes of course — 41,000 other runners will attempt the famous course this year. brea kfast‘s graham satchell is at the starting line with a couple of them. who have you got with you, graham? good morning, it is a slightly chilly morning i have to say, may be good for running, i'm not sure, i haven't got my gloves on but it is just about gloves weather. we have 40,000 people running today, the vast majority of whom will be running to raise money for charity. we have a couple of people with us this morning who have their own individual stories. we will talk to nicola, laura and leon. nicola, why
are you running today?” nicola, laura and leon. nicola, why are you running today? i am running for charity because my daughter has a brain tumourand for charity because my daughter has a brain tumour and they need all the help we can get. it is really underfunded and it is the biggest killer of children and adults under 40. this is laura your daughter, tell us your story. in october last yearl tell us your story. in october last year i was diagnosed with brain tumours, just from a routine eye test. i underwent six weeks of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, surgery as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, surgery as well. and since then, i have just been having five days of chemo a month, which has been pretty exhausting, but it is looking good. how are you doing, how are things going? it is good. the scans are showing positive things. but it is too early to tell yet. that's good. your daughter isjust 19, too early to tell yet. that's good. your daughter is just 19, is too early to tell yet. that's good. your daughter isjust19, is in c. such devastating news to get. first
year of university, got really good a—level grades, just about to start the next chapter, and it is the last thing we expected. it has been quite a shock for all our friends and family, hasn't it. it has been tough. how important is it to you to be running this today? it's really important. the charity have been so helpful to us, laura is now an ambassadorfor the helpful to us, laura is now an ambassador for the charity — may charity as well, and research and support the young people especially that are going through this. what do you think of your mum? she is going through this. i'm sure she thinks i am an idiot. i will let you go back inside because it is quite cold. well done. leon is a police co nsta ble well done. leon is a police constable who was at the scene of, exactly where you are, tell me. london bridge during the london market —— london bridge during the borough market terror attacks. i was one of the first on the scene. we
area one of the first on the scene. we are a couple of years on but do you still relive those moments, have you got over what happened on that night? i don't think you ever com pletely night? i don't think you ever completely get over it, there are kind of difficult moments, but i am certainly a much better place than i was a year ago, two ago, definitely. tell me the charity you are running for today. i am running for ptsd 999, i first heard about the charity when a sergeant informed me about it not long after i had been through what i did, i did not get too much involved with them but i heard the story of one of the founders on a pod cast, and yeah, ijust, he had been through a lot of the things i had been through an experience a lot of the issues i had. up and down the country there are men and women who have been through things like terror attacks, the groenefeld fire, you name it. you never know when these things are going to hit you. we deal with traumatic things are daily
basis, and we're human, and sometimes that can lead to some u nfortu nate sometimes that can lead to some unfortunate moments. yeah, thankfully, i am doing all right. have you run a marathon before? no, i tried to, five years ago, and ru ptu red i tried to, five years ago, and ruptured microchip ligament. good luck today. —— ruptured my cruciate ligament. everyone has a story to tell and they get under way in about an hour. good luck to everybody. the bbc has live coverage of today's london marathon starting on bbc two from 8.30, and on bbc one from 10:00. you can also follow the action on bbc radio 5 live sports extra, bbc iplayer, the bbc red button and online. it exhausting even keeping up! let's have a rest now, let's go to matt and look at the weather. it is
looking pretty cloudy behind you. quite a bit of cloud as you can see that there are brakes with blue sky trying to peek through. a little bit chilly on the starting line. nowhere near as warm as last year. temperatures peaking around 14 cents —— celsius. elsewhere, while the cloud is repeated across many parts of england this morning, some showers from liverpool bay through the midlands, towards the south—east. a few showers continuing through east anglia and the south—east corner from england throughout. good sunny spells developing for many. we will see cloud increased through devon, cornwall and the channel islands through the day to bring outbreaks of rain. a narrow line which would dig into pembrokeshire as well through the afternoon. temperatures up through the afternoon. temperatures up on yesterday's values, peaking at
parts of central, northern scotland. winds will be lighters today, bluest of the skies as well at parts of eastern scotland. the noticeable and chilly breeze along the north sea coasts. into tonight, the patchy rain and drizzle in the west will just sit there. many parts of scotland, england, eastern wales, dry, partly clear skies. tomorrow, sta rts dry, partly clear skies. tomorrow, starts fairly chilly for many with temperatures just a few degrees above freezing at a warmer day still with temperatures into the high—teens with drizzle from the west. that's how it is looking. the andrew marr show is on bbc one at 9:00. mishal hussain is standing in for andrew, mishal, what's on today's programme? after that poignant and powerful address at leera mac mckee's funeral, i have been —— speaking to the man who made it and he is that
——he says he thinks it was people power who moved people in the church that day. i will be speaking to brandon lewis, the chairman of the conservative party. to andrew gwen and to the deputy leader of the liberal democrats jo and to the deputy leader of the liberal democratsjo swinson. —— andrew gwynne. staying with politics now, and there are just four days to go until the local elections in england and northern ireland. the conservatives hold the majority of seats up for grabs on thursday, but how will delays over theresa may's brexit deal affect the party's chances this time? let's speak to the conservative mp paul scully. tories to lose over 1000 seats? voters staying at home in protest over brexit. how do you respond to
that? even without this backdrop we have at the moment, these are very difficult elections. it's going to bea difficult elections. it's going to be a challenge for us, naturally, but what i am going to be encouraging people to do is make sure they are voting for the local track record, local services, sure they are voting for the local track record, localservices, is like just been collections, waste collections, pothole fixing and these kinds of things. but the reality is, voters will be expressing their frustration at the chaos and indecision over brexit. they have been reports of conservative active —— activists refusing to campaign and people being punched, doors slammed in theirfaces. being punched, doors slammed in their faces. what reaction being punched, doors slammed in theirfaces. what reaction have being punched, doors slammed in their faces. what reaction have they been getting on doorsteps?” their faces. what reaction have they been getting on doorsteps? i think all politicians have had people expressing their frustrations, all politicians have had people expressing theirfrustrations, no matter what party they're from. this is something that crossovers through parties and families even, across the country. we are trying to harness to get brexit done and across the line but that will
continue regardless of what's happening on thursday. what is happening, those people, those counsellors, that people are voting for on thursday, will be local residents working on local issues. we don't want people to do is feel that their votes are going to be in protest of something that is beyond their counsellor‘s re— met and then they will suffer. what exactly other conservatives standing for in these local elections? you haven't announced any policies. tax has gone down despite doubling under labour. you have more potholes and roads fixed under a conservative council. whether you like it or not, these poles are —— are bound up with the exit. 0n poles are —— are bound up with the exit. on your own twitter account, most people out and about talking to you about brexit. i was talking
about it. as i say, we haven't got council elections in london where i am but people are undoubtedly frustrated. i am just as frustrated as anybody that parliament itself as as anybody that parliament itself as a whole is not able to divert —— deliver a sensible brexit that works for everybody. that is across parties. you have the labour party that their leadership wants a general election, less interested in finding a deal. the conservatives have been the ones debating and there is a difference of opinion, i won't deny that. they are also debating what is best for the country. we will continue to make sure that we find a solution that's best for the country that on the referendum and thursday's going to be all about local choices and local services. you think you will have had a better chance in these local elections if theresa may had done what many of her own mps wanted her to do and quit? no, i don't think so. to do and quit? no, i don't think so. what we would have is, if we had a leadership election at the moment,
that takes something like six weeks for a party to find a new leader. what the country wants is a party and a government that's speaking to the country, not to themselves as a political party. that is a bit of self—indulgence at the moment. we are concentrating on doing ourjob and getting brexit over the line. should theresa may go, if, as predicted, you lose that number of seats, around 1000 seats, this week? she won't go on forever... what do you feel? she will be going soon anyway, there is no doubt about that. we are concentrating on getting brexit across the line, that's what people want us to do, rather than speculating about the next prime minister and finding a date when she is going to go. what represents to you a complete disaster at these elections and what represents an ok day?” disaster at these elections and what represents an ok day? i won't speculate on numbers but i will say it is going to be a challenge. these elections were 142015 under a good general election that we had ——
these elections were fought in 2015. i won't speculate on numbers but we will make sure that we concentrate on local choices for local people. before you go, one of the story that lots of people in the uk and across the world have been about the attacks in sri lanka exactly a week ago today. i know you attended a visual at st paul's on friday. how do you reflect on what happened? visual at st paul's on friday. how do you reflect on what happened ?m was such a tragedy. i have a big tamil community in my area and just waking up to the pictures this time last week was a —— was horrendous. people in sri lanka, whatever religion that they have, they are standing together and it's really important that we do what we can as auk important that we do what we can as a uk government to support them but also to support christians around the world who are being persecuted and depressed. it happened on easter
sunday and they were so many children involved. these were family services that they were bombing and targeting which is horrendous. thank you very much forjoining us this morning. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. time now for a look at the newspapers. the writer and broadcaster robert meakin is here to tell us what's caught his eye. we'll speak to robert in a minute. we going to have a look at the front pages? let's go straight to you, robert. what stories have you picked out this morning? the first one i thought was in regards to a warning that has been issued to tory party members and mps are saying if you dare vote for nigel farage's brexit party then you will be booted out of the party. i have to say, good luck with policing that one because the
number of people in the tory ranks who are planning to do exactly that is quite the significant. there are even members of parliament who might even members of parliament who might even secretly will vote for nigel farage's brexit party. it seems particularly when you consider the dwindling numbers of the tory membership, if you start beating people out for supporting the brexit party, they could be on a sticking wicket. the brexit party can say something very clear about brexit and of course the conservatives and labour, it's just tricky. and of course the conservatives and labour, it'sjust tricky. it is because they are confident that matt co nsta ntly because they are confident that matt constantly dealing with divided ranks. it is far more difficult for them to have a clear narrative on it and that's why at the moment nigel farage is storming away. pressure go —— grows on jeremy farage is storming away. pressure go —— grows onjeremy corbyn. farage is storming away. pressure go -- grows on jeremy corbyn. this sums up -- grows on jeremy corbyn. this sums upjeremy -- grows on jeremy corbyn. this sums up jeremy corbyn's ongoing
-- grows on jeremy corbyn. this sums upjeremy corbyn's ongoing problem with the brexit issue. we know theresa may's difficulties but corbyn is so often seen as sitting on the fence. this is essentially, the party members are saying that they want a clear pledge by him to say if he support a second referendum. they want that before the european elections. corbyn has a difficulty inevitably, there are labour constituencies in the north of england and the midlands that a big brexit supporting power bases. for them now, if they come out and say they want the second referendum, they are also at the risk of alienating a big percentage of their support. he is in a difficult position. shall be passed on politics for a second? yes. on the sunday times. i am for a —— fearful that if i get this wrong, i might lose myjob. it is no shock, sherlock. these are the backgrounds of some of our most well—known actors. with the likes of eddie
redmayne and benedict cumberbatch, people welcomed them at first but then they other posh actors. they are dominant. actors from working—class backgrounds not having the same opportunities they had because there isn't the funding for them to go and study. this university research is disputing that and saying, look, the reality is over the last 44 years that posh actors have always really held it, it has always been more difficult for people in working—class backgrounds to rake into showbiz and acting. i know people that might be shouting at the screen shouting it is rubbish that it was easier last ——in the past. is rubbish that it was easier last --in the past. looking at the detail in this argument, the line of duty actress, has parallels with all sorts of industries, it is a let that make an elite thing, if you need to go to an audition in london,
you need to just go there. you need someone you need to just go there. you need someone to stay with. even printing out scripts, it could be difficult if you are from a background with not much money. where are all the auditions? they are always in london. you are travelling standard class, return, it's not cheap. the logistics are more difficult, no doubt. do we have time to squeeze in a headline? let's go for this. rocket man. what an image. it is a packed stadium and a peak moment, if you like, of the performance. we had the recent queen film that had done well at the oscars. it did very well. this is from the same director. it is now the eltonjohn
biopic coming out and that is coming out next month. i imagine they will do rather well at the box office. again, the freddie mercury story, obviously he had quite ahead head on a stick lifestyle. by his own admission, it was like that. i said —— i suppose they will be a bit more daring with elton's story. what is interesting is longevity. that's the big thing. there is so much to go out. what a background of stuff that they can mine in putting this together. incredible. where he has ended up, it's an incredible story. he wrote some of the greatest ever songs, certainly of the 1970s. we will talk to you a bit later on. we're here on the bbc news channel until 9:00 this morning,
and coming up in the next hour. stay with us on the bbc news channel. goodbye for now. rules imposed by the government says it is nearly impossible to make a success of the industry. seven —year—olds are at greater risk of suffering emotional problems such as anxiety or depression when they reach 11, according to a major study. researchers found obesity and
—— was closely linked and linked throughout childhood. the findings are present — make presented —— presented in glasgow today. this is why we might see association getting stronger as children get older. 0ne of these could be weight related bullying. unfortunately, children often experience bullying due to this. as children get older, they become more aware of their body image. church services in sri lanka have been cancelled today in fear of more attacks a church services in sri lanka have been cancelled today, amid fears of more attacks a week after the easter sunday bombings. people have been told to worship at home instead, as thousands of troops continue
to search for those islamist militants still at large. sri lanka's president has outlawed two islamist groups suspected of carrying out the suicide attacks. a woman has died and three people are in hospital after a shooting at a synagogue in california. the congregation was celebrating the last day of passover when the gunman stormed the service and opened fire. a 19—year—old man has been arrested over the attackjust outside san diego. china's ambassador in london has said the uk government must make its own decisions about whether to let huawei build the 5g network. the us says the chinese telecoms firm is a security risk. but writing in the sunday telegraph, lui xiaoming said britain should resist pressure and choose independent decision—making. mps will vote this week on whether to declare an environmental and climate emergency following mass protests amid concerns the crisis hasn't been addressed. labour will force a commons vote on the issue — one of the key demands of the ‘extinction rebellion' movement whose activists paralysed parts of london in recent weeks. jeremy corbyn said he hoped other countries would follow if the uk parliament became the first
in the world to declare a climate emergency. john is head to bring us up—to—date with all things sport. we would be watching the marathon, the wheelchair races are first. it is that feeling of guilt. earning lots of money, for charity, and putting themselves through all that. there will be some inspiring stories, and amazing outfits. but it is all about mo farah in the men's race. he will attempt to win the race for the first time. his preparations somewhat overshadowed by that row with ethiopian great haile gebrselassie, but that will be forgotton as farah sets his sights on winning the london marathon for the first time this morning. after all his success on the track the four—time 0lympic champion's switched his focus to the road two years ago. he set a new european record
by winning the chicago marathon last year, he finished third in london last year and hopes that experience will help him in his attempt to beat eliud kipchoge, who won the men's race last year. with the pace early on it was so hard, and ijust went with it because i had no choice, whether you run your own pace and not get a great times, and you are not feeling great and at some point it hits you. i knew that and i felt, if i felt like that and finished 2:06, finished third, i definitely have a lot more. after three seasons away, norwich are back in the premier league. they beat blackburn rovers 2—1 to secure promotion — a draw next weekend they'll go up as champions — with sheffield united all but guaranteed to join them after a 12 year absence from the top flight. joe lynskey reports. the championship is one of
football's unpredictable divisions. this is the feeling to depart it for the top. but even in this league few expected norwich city to go up. this side finished 14th last season then sold their two best players. this time they have swept teams away. norwich have surged to the top through the efforts of their german manager, daniel farke, who has encouraged the canaries to go high tempo and take aim. talent from across europe has been key to their recipe for success, beating blackburn 2—1 puts an end to their three years away and the premier league's riches await the side no—one fancied. sheffield united are reaching the end of a longerjourney. they are on the verge of promotion, 12 years after coming down. their manager chris wilder is a blades fan himself, he arrived with the club 11th in the third tier. but beating ipswich means only
an unlikely goal swing will now stop them going up, and were he not the dugout, he would be in the stands himself. it is an amazing day, i have not slept a wink all week waiting for this game, such a reward for the way that supporters have stuck by us because we have had some tough times down here. after the celebrations it all starts again in the summer. for now the players can enjoy the applause and prepare for english football's biggest leap. hoping to avoid going the other way are brighton — who took a huge step towards staying in the premier league. they claimed a crucial point — after coming from behind against newcastle — ayoze perez with the opening goal. they equalised through pascal gross with a huge goal — but they'll have to wait another week before their survival is confirmed. that's because cardiff could still catch them despite losing to already—relegated fulham — ryan babel with the only goal. cardiff only have 2 games left and will be relegated if they lose to palace next weekend.
after livepool‘s win on friday, manchester city will attempt to move back on top with victory over burnley later — they'd be a point clear with two games to play. it's one of three fixtures today. and pep guardiola was quick to pay credit to the improvemnet their title rivals have made. defence between this season and the previous season is one reason, it is liverpool. we did the same the last season, the same. the only difference is liverpool were much better. the other clubs were in the same level last season, but the reason why this season is different is liverpool. they improve a lot, they bought incredible players, they were incredibly consistent. last season and this season. celtic are just point a point away from winning their eighth successive scottish premiership title after a 1—0 win over kilmarnock. in the week of club legend billy mcneill‘s death, members of the team who won
the european cup in 1967 were present for a special tribute to theirformer captain before the game. and rather poignantly, it was their current number 5, jozo simunovic, who scored the winner with ironically 67 minutes on the clock. mercedes capitalised on more mistakes from ferrari to lock out the front row for today's azerbaijan grand prix. ferrari's charles leclerc was the fastest driver until this crash in qualifying left him in tenth place. valtteri bottas then pipped teammate lewis hamilton to pole position. sebastian vettel, in the other ferrari, will start third. exeter edged past harlequins to increase their lead at the top of rugby union's premiership. the 17—15 victory means exeter need one more win to ensure they end the season on top of the premiership while quins are still in the hunt for the top four with a losing bonus point. the shocks continue at the world snooker championship with three—time champion mark selby out in the second round. gary wilson, who is a former taxi driver, won by 13 frames to 10 in sheffield. this break of 92 sealing the win in style.
it's the second time the qualifier has knocked out a seed in this tournament. he'll meet either ali carter or china'sjo yoo long in the quarter—final. what a story forjockey bryony frost who made a winning return after breaking her collarbone last month. you might be remember she suffered the injury four days after becoming the first woman to ride a grade 0ne winner over jumps at cheltenham but returned in style — riding black corton to victory at sandown on the final day of the national hunt season. and we've seen some great scenes of celebration with clubs getting promoted — and it's no different for lionel messi, who scored as barcelona won the spanish league title with three games to spare thanks to his 46th goal of the season, enough to give them victory against levante and seal a 26th la liga title. and after the goal his son runs onto the field. have a look at this. joined by his
son, a mad dash into bad's arms and his children were on the pitch as well at the end to celebrate as they got their hands on the league title. i wonder if they will find some space for that alongside the other numerous accolades. speak to you later. the london marathon gets underway later this morning and 41,000 people are getting ready to take on the 26.2 mile race this year. graham satchell is at the starting line, speaking to some of the many people who are running to raise money for charity. who have you got with you, graham? not long to go now? just a couple of hours. every single one of those
41,000 people are running with their own reasons for doing it, something they have always wanted to do or a lifetime ambition, some will be running for my personal reasons. let's have a chat with three people who are running the race. we have simon, judith and sandra. tell us why you are running today, simon. i am running to raise money for parkinson's uk. i got diagnosed a couple of years ago and it is a good close to home reason for us.|j couple of years ago and it is a good close to home reason for us. i am ignorant about this, but i imagine people get diagnosed with parkinson's much older, how old are you? i am 42, iwas parkinson's much older, how old are you? i am 42, i was 40 when i was diagnosed. obviously does it -- devastating diagnosis to get at a young age. i have always been quite active and i was in the military for ten years, and i am still active as well, so it is degenerative, so over time it will get worse, but for now i thought i would get in a marathon
while i cannot have some fun. judith, you are simon's wife, and you are running together. how important is it for you to be doing this? actually this is my idea. so we said we would do it every step of the way together, because we are doing this whole parkinson's thing together, we will spend the rest of our lives fighting it. it was really important for us to raise funds for this as well. have you coped with this as well. have you coped with this diagnosis well?|j this as well. have you coped with this diagnosis well? i have stuck it at the back of my mind and we have focused on other things, we have busy lives, i run a business, so yeah, we will deal with it as and when it comes across us. we are turning a negative into a positive. have you run a marathon before? never. how are you feeling about today? yeah, ok, the aim isjust to finish it, just get around, we are running it together so we will take
it nice and easy and enjoy a pint at the end. sandra, tell us why you are running today. i am running for the macular society, i was diagnosed with macular degeneration about 3— four years ago. macular degeneration is the most apparent cause of sight loss in the uk. it is the biggest cause of sight loss in the uk and probably every other industrialised country. classic macular degeneration is when you get a black spotin degeneration is when you get a black spot in the centre of your eye? that's right, you lose your central vision. and there are a number of people in the support group i attend who i like that. you can't see people's faces, you can't see your children, your grandchildren, you can't red or watch tv, it's horrible. there is no cure, is that right? progress is being made, into stem cell cure is, it needs a lot more research and research is very
expensive. so that's why i'm running today. i am fortunate, i consider myself really lucky, i don't have age—related macular degeneration, i have no loss of central vision, i do have no loss of central vision, i do have some, some quirky vision, let's say. no guarantee that that won't change, it won't get worse, but while i am able, i wanted to come out and do this, raise the money. how old are you now, if that is not to red a question. it is my birthday next week actually, i will be 72. and you started running when you we re and you started running when you were 64? that's right, new year's resolution to lose a little weight. you are never too old to start running. if you look at the results today there will be lots of people my age and older. well done everyone, good luck, good running weather? www. run for eyes, number four. the charity will be pleased.
people reaching their personal ambitions and raising a lot of money for charity. by the end of today's race, 39 year history, london marathon will have raised £1 million for charity. incredible, thank you. well done to sandra for getting her plug—in. that was well executed. we are going all about the marathon on the bbc. the bbc has live coverage of today's london marathon starting on bbc two from 8:30, and on bbc one from 10:00. you can also follow the action on bbc radio 5 live sports extra, bbc iplayer, the bbc red button and online. troops here's matt with a look at this morning's weather. it looks like you are about to be run over by a stampede!
there are some gaps in the cloud and a few glimpses of sunshine. perfect running conditions, maybe a bit chilly at the starting line. forecast skies, cloudy through the day. bit of a chilly breeze but that stops things from overheating. certainly a good 10 degrees cooler thanit certainly a good 10 degrees cooler than it was this time last year during the marathon. just a slim chance of one or two showers. that sums up the weather forecast and for many of you today, breezy but nowhere near as strong winds as they we re nowhere near as strong winds as they were yesterday. this swirl was storm hannah. if you are in northern ireland, things are about to get wet. into southwest wales, devon,
cornwall and eventually the channel islands. a few showers elsewhere across england this morning. 0ne islands. a few showers elsewhere across england this morning. one or two will continue into the afternoon but in between that and the cloud and rain gathering in the west, lots of dry weather. sunshine a bit hazy but a brighter day compared to yesterday. warmer, too, temperature 13-15 yesterday. warmer, too, temperature 13—15 quite widely. we will see some of the warmest conditions further north, light winds across parts of northern eastern scotland where they will be some blue skies to be enjoyed. 17 or 18 the high in around inverness and also the highlands. winds will remain brisk across eastern counties of england keeping things on the caller side here. as we go into tonight, staying clear across eastern parts to begin with but we will see a few patches of mist and fog form. in the west, patchy rain and drizzle could sneak into the west of scotland and the north—west of wales. elsewhere, a chilly night to take you into your morning commute. parts of scotland, northern and eastern england, a few degrees above freezing. that's
because we have a general ridge of high pressure which keeps these weather fronts at bay towards the west. if you finish today a bit cloudy and damn, you will probably start tomorrow that way. parts of devon, cornwall, western wales. the cloud and patchy rain may introduce a bit more sunshine for one and two. some good sunny spells. during monday afternoon. temperatures up a degree on today's values. they will lift a bit further as we go into tuesday. after a chilly start, rain will return to northern ireland and parts of western wales. devon and cornwall again through the day. sunshine a bit hazy and up to 20 celsius down in london. still not much rain across the south—east corner. to you both. we'll have the headlines at 8:00. now though it's time for click with spencer kelly.
when was the last time you wrote a letter — i mean, actually handwrote one? i know, right? it is all about tippy—tappy typing these days, isn't it. well, 0mar mehtab has been looking at a way machine learning could help write things for you, in your own script. but is it good enough to fool the human eye? is my handwriting really that bad? yes. yeah, it is. laughs. meet hemingway. this little robot is doing something that i hate — writing a letter. but this one is particularly special, because it is doing it in my style of handwriting.
this is writing in exactly my style. and the way hemingway here learnt how to write in my style was i sent this piece of paper in with a sample text. this took me 15 minutes to write, hemingway can do it in two. after sending through my written text, the handwriting company scans it and put it through its machine learning algorithm to figure out how i write my letters. so the interesting thing about our tech is we mimic what humans do. humans are completely unique, every time you write a character it is going to be a tiny bit different, and we pick up on those nuances, so our technology will learn how you do those and will also mimic all the variation you apply to this, and generate more on top of it. it is notjust printing the words on paper, it is applying pressure at certain points where i apply pressure.
it is being able to do that. the g, i do a g like that without a curl at the bottom, so does this. just subtle little things, it has got it down to a t. this is wicked, look at that. it's all very impressive, and even if i write underneath the robot's lines, you can see the results are very similar. there are small details like little flicks of the pen that set mine apart. but why would anyone want a handwritten letter nowadays? so it might seem a bit counterintuitive, but the noise — you get so many emails a day, and you barely read half of them. so it's about cutting through that noise and adding a personal touch. so we work with big political organisations, they send it out, hotels use it for adding a personal touch, or maybe even your exams. well, to see how convincing this robot really is, i've brought in graphologist adam brand to see if he can tell which is which. the bottom one is written by a human being. the top one is mechanical. 0h! laughs. yeah, that is me. was it easy to tell
which one was which? it has got the spacing right, it's got the angles right, it's got the form right, but what it's fundamentally missing is the fluency. the little nick there and there. what can you tell from my handwriting about me? there is some lovely things going on here, the sensitivity, the fluency, the need for information, the mental enthusiasm. does it mean that everything you can tell with my handwriting you can tell from theirs? you can tell a lot from theirs, but in terms of actual identification, it lacks soul. is there potential for misuse as it currently stands? there are security problems, clearly. but it's too easy to pick up the fact that one is mechanical and the other is by a human being. you know, you're the first ever person that has been positive about my handwriting. the handwriting company plans
to improve the system so in future you can print your handwritten letters at home, tell your smart home assistant to write something up, and even write with a particular emotion, like light and flowing for happy, and intense pressure for angry. but until then, it is cursed with my cursive. now then, blockbuster film season is fast approaching so we thought we'd look at the amazing effort that went into creating the world of one of the big children's films of the year, dumbo. this is tim burton's reimagined take on a disney classic where some of the individual frames took 36 hours to render. and now, introducing our world—famous flying elephant! i think initially when i came onboard, my focus was,
what's dumbo going to look like, what does he have to do, what are the practical considerations as well as the design considerations, how does tim really want to realise him as a character? even though tim wanted something that looked completely photo—real, his unusual design wasn't going to sit well within a perfectly real world so we chose not to shoot location, we chose to shoot everything on stage, controlled the lighting and the set design, and it was very important that we created not only this beautiful downtrodden character for the movie with the sort of unusual proportions but he also lived in a world that was equally designed to suit his character and look as well. dumbo's animation is incredibly subtle, it's very contained and most of his emotion is read either through his eyes or a subtlety in the body language and so they eyes are incredibly important, so you are seeing quite a lot of work to sort of find the look and while we were filming, we were do everything we can to make
sure we get as much in camera as possible and the suit is provided for the kids to stroke but to make that interaction work, we added cg hay on top of him so they are brushing his hands, it's something to knock off and when we first meet dumbo and he tumbles out of the train carriage, we had a starting point from a stunt performer rolling down the ramp but ultimately we had to create a large volume of hay for him to interact with and slide off his head and body. similarly, water interaction, we did a combination of generating a lot of computer—generated foam and water elements to sit over our dumbo and also a number of practical elements, literally foam elements, against black which we could then add to in the final process. welcome to the medici family circus where anything is possible!
notjust dumbo but also the adult elephants in the show, they all require an extensive rigging process so the animation team, they firstly have a really good skeletal structure that they can move the joints around and allow them to move as naturally as possible, but there's also all the muscles on top of the skeleton and the fat and the skin, which all has to interact. one of the key things i wanted to make sure we did was to really capture the subtlety of motion you get in elephant skin which is incredibly loose and stretchy, the way it expands, when a leg moves forward and then contracts again, it creates all thse different patterns of wrinkles and some of the details really important to capture and we ended up having to embark on a whole new way of creating a sort of skin simulation for want of a better word. right wing. check. left wing. check. prepare for take—off! fa ntastic stuff.
now then, i've come to east london where i'm about to make my own great escape. hi, welcome to 0therworld. would you like to come with me? looking nothing at all like an episode of black mirror, this is a virtual reality arcade with a difference. step into one of the 14 pods, put on the garb, and you will be transported to 0therworld. i find myself on an island where i am free to wander about. whoa, sliding down the slide! i like the way that you walk in this game. you squeeze your triggers and then you just do a walking motion with your hands. being in your own private pod means
the environment is controllable and as you wander into different climates, a rumble pad under your feet and heat lamps and fans which subtly change the temperature make this a multisensory experience. you can feel the heat on the back of my head now because i'm facing away from the sun. i do like that. put simply, 0therworld is a way to play many different vr games all in one place. from frantic shoot—em—ups to more serene experiences. but instead of choosing them from a menu, here, you wander the islands, just as you wander around a themepark looking for different rides. the idea is that you don'tjust walk around this landscape, but you find these pods and inside each one is a vr game so i'm going into one called space pirate trainer now. there are 16 games currently available and in the future,
the 0therworld team are planning to allow you to convert points won in—game into real—world tokens to spend on the bar. and although i think my performance is definitely something that belongs behind closed doors, it is also possible share your experience with your friends and other pods. laughing from other pod. i want to know what they're doing and that other pod! now, 0therworld is not finished and it's not locked down. it's in continual development in the slightly less glamorous workshop just around the corner. we're always going to bring improvements or taking away features that people don't like, or fixing things that don't work, and it's this very fluid development we have an active sandbox literally around the corner of customers going in and using it all day. with £1 million worth of investment so far, 0therworld certainly looks the part but as one of the first vr arcades in the uk, it's probably too early
to tell if it can keep enough people coming through its doors to keep things afloat. laughing in other pod. oh, my goodness. and that's it for the short cut of click this week from 0therworld. don't forget, the full version is on iplayer, and don't forget, we live on social media. you'll find us there throughout the week on facebook, instagram, youtube and twitter at @bbcclick. thanks for watching, see you soon — and if you need me, i'll be in my pod.