good morning. welcome to breakfast with me, naga munchetty. our headlines today: the owners of a spanish hotel where a british man and his two children died say their drowning was a "tragic accident". a powerful typhoon tears through parts of the philippines, leaving at least 16 dead and tens of thousands stranded. a team effort that is saving my life and prolonging my life
and i couldn't be more grateful for that. in 2018, you, me and the big c's deborah james thought it was her last christmas. we'll hear how a cancer treatment is helping her stay alive. good morning. chris woakes, ollie pope and jack leach are ruled out of england's first test against south africa through illness. ben stokes has travelled to centurion park and is expected to play. after the christmas day sunshine, boxing day cloud and for some of you, rain and wind but not all of you, rain and wind but not all of you will need your rain jacket. join me here on breakfast for the full forecast. good morning. it's thursday the 26th of december. boxing day. our top story: the drowning of a man and his two children in a swimming pool on the costa del sol was a "tragic accident," according to the resort owners. the three family members were found unresponsive on christmas eve at club la costa world near fuengirola.
sean dilley reports. this was the scene of a christmas tragedy at one of spain's most popular tourist destinations. a 9—year—old british girl is thought to have found herself in trouble in this pool before her 16—year—old brother and 52—year—old father jumped in to help her. why none of them emerged alive is the subject of a major investigation. a british tourist told the bbc she spoke to the children's mother. i noticed a woman was walking towards where i was. she looked really distraught. when she came closer, she — she was saying "help me. help me. please help me. my children are drowning." it was horrible. i — i didn't sleep. i can't even begin to tell you how distraught i feel, and i don't want to imagine what the mum is going through. it's still not clear how three members of one family came to die here but the owners of club la costa world, which runs the resort, claim spanish police found nothing wrong with the hotel's facilities. they say:
meanwhile, the foreign & commonwealth office says it's offering its assistance to a british woman in spain. sean dilley, bbc news. a powerful typhoon has caused major disruption in parts of the central philippines. 16 people are thought to have died and 25,000 have been stranded since the storm hit the islands yesterday. we can speak now to richard gordon, who chairs the philippine red cross. thank you very much forjoining me this morning on breakfast. what's the current situation? well, we're trying to reach the island now and we are underground and are helping with hot meals especially in the evacuation centres and we have also ushered several of the people who were trapped in the
ports from december 23 in the evening up to yesterday, this morning, when they were finally allowed so we also got hot meals there and the situation is there about 3000 families who have lost their homes, totally damaged or partially, and a number of people that are in need of support, there is no power on that are in need of support, there is no power on one that are in need of support, there is no power on one island. and of course, other places, especially the coastal areas, they could not evacuate in time because this storm was a sleeper storm. it was like a thief in the night. it we thought it was a storm but it was a typhoon and a lot of homes were blown away. as a sleeper storm, when something comes out of the blue, literally, how prepared could people have been? well, people have been doing a lot of training, the government has been
doing like in this particular case in the area beyond the coastline they were able to evacuate in time but coastline were able to evacuate but coastline were able to evacuate but there were forced evacuations that were done for example in provinces beyond the coastline so if this was recognised as a typhoon we probably would have been able to move people out of harms way but as it was a lot of people died, some we re it was a lot of people died, some were electrocuted, and this is something that we could do better with next time. but certainly, it does not mean there is a problem of the infrastructure and power lines and water lines. one of the biggest problems facing your teams, the red cross, at the moment, trying to get aid and help and you set hot food to people? yes, well, we need resources to provide. we are going to roll out now food items, a lot of people lost their homes and clothes and hygiene
kits so toothpaste, sleeping mats, mosquito nets. we're going to be doing that. it would be an awful lot of people who need that. we would need a lot of support in that regard. also, we are also providing temporarily tarpaulins so we need to get more shelter kits into play and we don't have enough of it so we have to call on people, have an appeal, in the last six months, we have been hit by typhoon one after the other and earthquakes one after the other and earthquakes one after the other and earthquakes one after the other so we are now moving towards the direction and certainly, access, towards the direction and certainly, a ccess , a ccess is towards the direction and certainly, access, access is either difficult oi’... access, access is either difficult or... with this relentless onslaught of tragedy and whether and earthquakes, if he has said, how long do you think it will take before the region can actually
recover and get back to some normal type of life? well, we make do. this has been on and off. the homes that have been demolished i really ramshackle homes. made of bamboo or bamboo sheets. so they can recover very fast. thing is to be able to provide them with shelter kits because they don't even have enough get food right now and it is important we get in their real, real quick and we hoping they can get a lot of support from the philippines and other countries. richard borden, chairman of the red cross in the philippines, thank you so much for your time. philippines, thank you so much for yourtime. —— philippines, thank you so much for your time. —— gordon. philippines, thank you so much for your time. -- gordon. thank you. thousands of people in australia have been forced from their homes for the holidays as the country battles some of its worst bushfires in years. 0ur correspondent phil mercer joins us now from bilpin, which is two hours north—west of sydney. good morning to you. good morning to youlj good morning to you. i think it is
safe to say that much of australia is on safe to say that much of australia isona safe to say that much of australia is on a war footing as these fires continue to burn, notjust here in new south wales but in other parts of the country. here in bilpin, the fla mes of the country. here in bilpin, the fla m es we re of the country. here in bilpin, the flames were absolutely ferocious and simon, you own the orchard just over the back there. he fortifies yourself. it must have been an amazingly frightening experience. yourself. it must have been an amazingly frightening experiencem was very frightening. fires, the flames were about 40 or 50 metres and you just could not fight them back. they were too furious for us to fight them. you are saying earlier, simon, you were lucky to survive. describe the encounter for us. survive. describe the encounter for us. it was very, very frightening. driving towards the flames and they are coming towards you, you just sort of, you just have flashbacks of, you know, losing your life and, yeah, iwas of, you know, losing your life and, yeah, i was lucky to escape with my
life. people often talk about not just the heat of the ferocity of the fla mes just the heat of the ferocity of the flames but the noise as well so what did it feel like, being so close to that monster of a fire? it was actually horrific. you could feel it, feel the heat, actually horrific. you could feel it, feelthe heat, 100 actually horrific. you could feel it, feel the heat, 100 metres away. you could feel the radiant fit and you would protect it, you were in a vehicle and you could still feel the heat. and the noise, rumbling up the valley. it was actually scary. briefly, what did you lose in terms of your business? about 4096 of the farm. 4096? 4096 of the trees and hail netting, structural hail noting that we had to protect the fruit trees. the horrific stories you hear all around the fire zones across australia and it is cooler today, conditions are better there is a warning that a heat wave is on its way for parts of the fire zone so more dangerous days lie ahead and thank you, simon, and all the best.
thank you. yes, thank you, and telling what people are going through there and being left with their homes and hoping some respite from the weather, which does appear to be getting hotter in the coming days. it is ten minutes past seven and matt will have the weather for us and matt will have the weather for us in and matt will have the weather for usina and matt will have the weather for us in a few minutes but first, talk about deborah james. deborahjames — or ‘bowel babe,‘ as she's known to anyone who has followed the podcast you, me and the big c — has shared every step of her cancer journey. this time last year, she didn't think she'd be celebrating another christmas. but she has been kept alive, thanks to some new treatment and her medical team at the royal marsden hospital. she's been back to meet them. let's take a look. this time last year, i honestly thought i was celebrating my last christmas. the cancer had progressed. the actual words from my oncologist were "i can‘ promise you it won't progress quickly".
i'm deborah james. i have metastatic bowel cancer and i have been living with cancer for three years. i host the award—winning podcast you, me and the big c on bbc radio 5 live. hi! hello! welcome back! thank you! it's nice to see you. you're looking well. i was going to say it's nice to be here not as a patient. 0h, absolutely, absolutely! cyberknife is amazing. it has stopped the growth of two of my tumours that were in inoperable places — one was wrapped around an artery — and i couldn't be more grateful to have this treatment. we know that we've constantly got you in the right place, so we can give a higher dose more safely. it's a team effort. but ultimately, a team effort that is saving my life and prolonging my life and i couldn't be more grateful for that, so thank you for that. oh, you're very welcome. you're very welcome. when did you start feeling like you've got a temperature? yesterday. over the last year, i have been taking some new, targeted drugs. i'm one of the first people actually
in the uk to be on that combination. it has actually stabilised my cancer. i've had hundreds and hundreds of tests. you never get used to them. and you never get used to them. people like beth that help administer those drugs are very much part of my family. i trust you guys... good! ..and i know you are what you are doing... good. ..and it's a friendly face all of the time. yeah. so, like, never underestimate what you do, it's amazing, so thank you. oh, thank you, deborah. thank you very much. let me give you a hug. come here. i'm probably going to cry! don't cry. it's all right. the more we move on with cancer, the more we find out about it, there are more examples of people like me living, and that is because of new treatments, because of new ways that we are being treated. hello! and actually, that's something we should be celebrating. nice to see you. as part of your treatment, we tried to zap all your tumours. i love that — splat the tumours! exactly. this is the tiny probe, which is very thin. i've never seen this. i cannot believe this actually goes inside of me! yeah, it's thin and sharp.
thank you for literally destroying, zapping, burning, ablating. you have used every tool in the box to help keep me alive and just thank you. you are very welcome. very welcome. so i'm now in a very weird place where i am living with cancer. but we all know that at some point, my luck might run out and the drugs might run out and actually, the cancer may be on the move again, and none of us know when that might be. and living with that dark dog of fear is really, really challenging and i don't have a solution for it. but i know that having an army of people who have your back helps. every single person plays a massive part in keeping me alive. my new year's resolution is to stay alive. and maybe run a marathon and maybe do strictly. giggles.
it is lovely seeing her laugh. and you can listen to you, me and the big c on the bbc sounds app. here's matt with a look at this morning's weather. a p pa re ntly apparently it is warm? what a glorious picture behind you. it matches your tire. thank you, little bit of christmas sparkle. not quite warm yet but it is warming up with temperatures on the rise over the next few days and some of you already seeing the trend even through boxing day but after your christmas day sunshine if you are heading out today it is time to try out the new waterproof jacket if you have got it across southern and western areas especially not only wetter but also turning windier and it will turn milder but not yet across the northern and eastern areas and actually started boxing day with foggy apart lincolnshire and yorkshire but at the west, the highest temperatures, whether rain is with you, northern ireland has a thoroughly wet start and outbreaks of rain across well south of england and there are gaps out there between
the rain dance so it will rain all day. there will be something drier and brighter at times towards the south and west and grey across the north and east, the funds on 0rkney, shetland, caithness, it will turn lighter with patches as it heads to eastern parts of england and into the west and south of scotland too. temperatures across these areas around 6—8, maybe 12, it was south—west corner, but windy through the day, we could see gale force and heavy rain to take us through the afternoon and head into the evening. i went night across the south—west and more especially whales with rain pushing back to northern ireland and into western scotland later overnight and lots of clout across the country and a bit chilly still for some across these eastern fringes of scotland and england but overall a mild another we had over the past few because the milder air is sitting behind this weather front, it will produce heavy rain for scotland through tomorrow. drag in the area all the way from the mid—atlantic in the area all the way from the mid—atla ntic too so in the area all the way from the mid—atlantic too so from friday onwards temperatures climb a little
bit day by day. but for tomorrow, expect more rain across scotland than you have got today, particularly in the north after the sunshine today, rain at times northern ireland and damp, drizzly, murky across england and wales to begin with and slowly brightening and overall cloudy, dry weather across england that while tomorrow and those temperatures, even though it is chilly across our fees got england, most into double figures. friday night into the size of a more rain to come across the far north of scotla nd rain to come across the far north of scotland and windy too. further south, into the weekend, if you got a walk in this christmas through this week, certainly this weekend has plenty of dry weather around. rain at times, the highlands and islands in most places dry, some morning mist and fog towards the south—east corner and may stay cloudy here and there but sometime breaking through making it feel pleasa nt breaking through making it feel pleasant and we do it all again on sunday with highlands and islands more susceptible to rain but also some funny spells breaking through and your temperatures for sunday, well, well up on what we have seen, maybe hitting i4
well, well up on what we have seen, maybe hitting 14 across some parts of north—west and northern ireland. it isa of north—west and northern ireland. it is a little bit of warmth for you. a little bit and of course from your glowing personality! iam being so your glowing personality! iam being so nice to you! i am getting nervous now. but is the whole strategy! let us find out what is happening with sport. it may be getting warm here but i think sickness for england's cricket team, doesn't matter what the temperature is, when you are feeling that rough you want to be tucked up in bed. it has been pretty grim. some of the players have been quarantined at the hotel. they have been kept in their rooms because they don't want the brother —— bug spreading. about half of them have come down with this flulike bug. three players have been ruled out they have ruled out food poisoning and things like that? it travelled with them from when they arrived in south africa to where they are playing at the moment in
pretoria. it has been really bad for all of them. ben stokes as well. his dad was taken ill in hospital. he is fine. he is in intensive care but responding to treatment. not the best of preparations. a sickness bug has taken its toll on england's cricketers before a ball has even been bowled in their test series against south africa. chris woakes, 0llie pope, and jack leach have all been ruled out of the first test through illness. they've been kept back and quarantined at the team hotel. it all starts at eight o'clock in centurion and captainjoe root admits preparations have been farfrom ideal. we made provisional plans in getting two guys out in 0verton and bess and they've trained very well in the last couple of days as back up. and that's why they're here. because these things can happen sometimes. you've got to deal with it as a side. and, fortunately, we've got some very fortunate players who have been in and around the squad, and if given an opportunity would be desperate to prove a point and stamp their mark on the series.
a bumper boxing day football schedule today with the top two meeting in the premier league. liverpool can go 13 points clear at the top if they can win at leicester city. but with most teams playing today and again at the weekend, liverpool bossjurgen klopp has spoken out at the scheduling. none of the managers has a problem with boxing day. none of us. but playing on the 26th and then the 28th is a crime. that's absolutely not ok, and yet we still have it. this year we have the 26th and the 29th and it's like a holiday. i understand all the others who are not moaning, but telling that it just should not happen. it should not happen. liverpool midfielder alex 0xlade—chamberlain will be missing for klopp's side for the next couple of games. he suffered an ankle ligament injury during their club world cup win in qatar last saturday. in the lunchtime game it's tottenham against brighton. no son heung—min for spurs. he's serving the first of a three game ban following his red card last time out against chelsea. tottenham did appeal that decision
but were unsuccessful. a couple of managerial debuts today too. mikel arteta takes charge of arsenal for the first time, they're at bournemouth, while carlo ancelotti says he wants to see good offensive football as his everton side host burnley. in scotland, the top two meet on sunday so celtic and rangers will be aiming to go into the old firm derby in good form. celtic play st mirren today, knowing a win will assure them top spot ahead of the winter break. rangers play kilmarnock. all the day's fixtures are over on the bbc sport website and app. lots of local derbies today as well. that is what they try to do with boxing day fixtures, make sure you don't have to travel too far. talking of sports fans and spouting —— sporting events, are you a fan of speedo ‘s? —— sporting events, are you a fan of speedo 's? they don't own any. but each to their own. that is what they say. of course other brands are available of budgie smugglers or
whatever you want to call them. that isa whatever you want to call them. that is a brand as well! is it?! i did not no. other tightfitting swim air available if need be. they are going to dig myself out of this hole. i am not, actually, i'm going to be talking to a man. michael cullen spent the day walking more than 25 miles — wearing only a pair of speedos. the everton fan has been posting his journey on twitter. there he is! he began the walk in mid—december starting atjohn 0'groats, and is heading to lands end, which should take him about seven weeks. he wasn't without a little christmas cheer along the route in the beautiful scottish countryside, where he met rudolph in the highlands and wild deer in loch lomond. and by christmas eve, 'speedo mick‘ really had something to celebrate — he's raised more than £30,000.
he's now arrived in glasgow and join us live. looking resplendent, mick, how are you? how are you feeling? i'm really warm. very warm. you're really warm? i'm inside. that's the joy. that is the joy of it. how has it been so far? you have raised more than £30,000, has the total got up at all? it has. it has gone up. in 18 days it has been absolutely phenomenal. i just days it has been absolutely phenomenal. ijust missed that. it is what now? sorry, we keep losing the line. that is brilliant. absolutely brilliant. you are indoors, as you made clear. they assume you are heading out?|j indoors, as you made clear. they assume you are heading out? i am. i am just about to hit the road. today
is another... from glasgow... you know, mick, why am really sorry. my am going to say we will talk to you shortly, we will try to re—establish this line. we are not hearing every word you are saying so we're not getting the true joy of what you are saying. we will try figure that out. we'll take a look at the papers and see if we can come back to you. if we don't talk to you again, enjoy yourself, stay warm as much as you can. love. looking great. it's time now for a look at the newspapers. we will try to get back to speedo mick ina we will try to get back to speedo mick in a moment. the daily telegraph carries a picture of princess charlotte. it says she and her brother, prince george, charmed the crowds at sandringham as they attended their first festive church service with the royal family. it was a tale of two christmases for the queen, according to the daily mail. the paper says she was "buoyed" after her great—grandchildren attended the church service, but the absence of a poorly prince philip and the duke of york cast a shadow.
the i paper says it could be a green christmas as people spend less in the boxing day sales due to environmental concerns. and the guardian leads online with what it calls a "national scandal" after revealing thousands of children in care are being placed in unsafe homes. radio presenter hattie pearson is here to tell us what's caught her eye. good morning to you. happy boxing day. and to you! love the glitz. this is fonua taking a look at. the royal family this is fonua taking a look at. the royalfamily at this is fonua taking a look at. the royal family at christmas at sandringham. a double spread in the mail. it is all about the outfits. the fact that princess charlotte is wearing matching purple tights to what her grandmother was wearing. i think she has stolen the show. she has a cheekiness about her. a p pa re ntly has a cheekiness about her. apparently from the people who matter, very well mannered, which is what you want to hear. there is a photo of her receiving an inflatable flamengo. i'm sure she hasn't
already got one. she gave a hug to a woman ina already got one. she gave a hug to a woman in a wheelchair and receive this inflatable flamengo. in all of this inflatable flamengo. in all of this is still don't know the answers to all she calls her grandmother, nan, grannie, grandma. as long as there is love it doesn't matter. you are also taking a look at rhyno protection and a rhino rescue. in the daily mirror today the british troops are protecting critically engage —— endangered rhinos against poaching. soldiers from the second battalion royal gurkha rivals have returned after a deployment in malawi and south—east africa, they have moved i7 rhinos from south africa to malawi and the army have now advised 200 ranges in malawi, so they have been training them on how to patrol larger areas and in the one—day national park there haven't
been any posts since 2017. it shows it does take such a long time for the process to work, but with patience it will be successful. absolutely. did you have a good christmas? i did. where was christmas? i did. where was christmas dinner? as mine, yesterday. what was your role? my husband cooks and my mum does everything else and they make sure it all looks pretty. they make sure eve ryo ne it all looks pretty. they make sure everyone has drinks. that was one of the things. nobody can have ever had to fill a glass. we have a role in oui’ to fill a glass. we have a role in our house that whoever cooks the other washes up. this is usually the rule. i don't always abide by the rule. i don't always abide by the rule. my husband did all the cooking essay but i did not do the washing up. my excuse was that i was off early so my mum did all the washing
up early so my mum did all the washing up with my husband. i'm not allowed to use that excuse anymore. sharing the washing up can boost romance. a p pa re ntly the washing up can boost romance. apparently so. so we need to be better at this. it might help with oui’ better at this. it might help with our relationships. this is a story in thei our relationships. this is a story in the i paper. saying that washing up in the i paper. saying that washing up is the biggest chore. if it is shared by the family can boost family morale. but when it comes to the environment, actually, you might think that doing it manually might be the best way, but apparently the dishwasher. so when it comes to the dishwasher. so when it comes to the dishwasher there are clear benefits over doing it manually. and loading the dishwasher properly. that takes 15 minutes, on average... to load a dishwasher?! some people wanted under attack, which i don't do. i'd ta ke under attack, which i don't do. i'd take off the excess food. but that is just take off the excess food. but that isjust using take off the excess food. but that is just using double water. if you loaded efficiently... that can cause arguments in itself. depending on how your dishwasher is that if they
are too close anybody can't... there is so much. don't get me started. a p pa re ntly is so much. don't get me started. apparently washing dishes by hand, there are types of a dishwasher, the super dishwasher... are the super dishwasher basically, your main concern is about good cleaning performance, but you are not necessarily economical with energy, the water, or detergent. dishwasher economiser, where you are relentless, you focus on using as little water, energy, and detergent. but then you might get less efficient, because you are moderate about less water. in the carefree dishwasher, which is exactly what it says on the ten. you are basically that you have a good chat. what are you? none of the above, don't bother at all. i'm not coming onto yours you don't wash your dishes. communicating with your pet. this kind of jumped out communicating with your pet. this kind ofjumped out to me because they recently adopted a dog from the dogs trust just they recently adopted a dog from the dogs trustjust eight they recently adopted a dog from the dogs trust just eight weeks they recently adopted a dog from the dogs trustjust eight weeks ago. they recently adopted a dog from the dogs trust just eight weeks agom the dog settling in? so we have
another dog, she has settled in quite well with her. so kind of foster through dogs trust and she was too cute to get back so we ended up was too cute to get back so we ended eping was too cute to get back so we ended up keeping her. this is all about communicating with your dog. it is very difficult when you rehome dogs often to know the history of their previous experience. this is all about a dog communicator or animal communicator and author and behaviourist called madeline walker who has advised this woman who has rehomed a dog about figuring out what her... so top tips? i am not 100% sure on this, but mentally send your animal 100% sure on this, but mentally send youranimala 100% sure on this, but mentally send your animal a question and it may come back to you immediately, depending on how much of a hippie you are you might not go with that. don't be silly. just don't be silly. they read the first one. sit quietly with your pet and slow down your breathing. that seems to make sense. then you can focus on your hard, imaginea then you can focus on your hard, imagine a golden cord linking
between your heart and... what you think about this, hattie? there you go. take it for a good walk. play—the—ball. go. take it for a good walk. play-the-ball. would you like to see mick in his speedos again? i have just caught a glimpse of what he is doing. he is doing the washing up. there you go, lovely to be back with you again. oh... she is watching. dishwashing, wc. mick has been listening to the newspaper review. you have raised more than £40,000. we're trying to talk to because the sound has been and out, what is the plan today? the plan today is... glasgow... we have been getting loads of support. i am over somebody‘s house now. a total stranger. i got in about nine