hello. this is breakfast, with, me, naga munchetty. a russian military plane carrying more than 90 people has crashed into the black sea. the aircraft went missing around 20 minutes after taking off from sochi on its way to syria. members of a military choir were among those onboard. good morning, it's christmas day, sunday, 25th december. also ahead: the queen will pay tribute to "ordinary people doing extraordinary things" when she delivers her annual christmas message. the archbishop of westminster has spoken of the "anxiety and uncertainty" felt by many in the world as he gave his christmas sermon during midnight mass. as a child in care the poet lemn sissay used to dread christmas. we'll hear how he's now trying to make it a magical day for those
who have been through the system. for a lot of care leavers the memory is about one. —— a bad one of the christmas before. we're creating memories. i've been to have a sneaky look at strictly, as matt goss is the guest. and nick has the weather. good morning. a merry, mild christmas to you. it doesn't feel much like christmas, but it will turn colder today from the north. windy, and windier in the north. the full forecast coming up. good morning. a russian military plane has disappeared from radarjust minutes after take—off from sochi. russian news agencies say there were as many as 91 people onboard, 83 passengers and eight crew members. reports suggest that debris from the plane has been found in the black sea. i'll get all the latest updates from our moscow correspondent in just a few minutes.
the queen has chosen ‘inspiration‘ as the theme of her christmas broadcast this year, and will speak of drawing strength from meeting ordinary people, who have done extraordinary things. she will spend today at her sandringham estate in norfolk with other members of the royal family. the duke and duchess of cambridge will spend christmas day with the middleton family at their home in berkshire. here's our royal correspondent nicholas witchell. the queen recorded this year's broadcast a few days ago at buckingham palace. its theme this year is inspiration and in the broadcast she will reflect on the achievements of olympic and paralympic athletes, from britain and the commonwealth, many of whom she met at the palace reception in october, and whose achievements, she will say, are now inspiring others. and in this year, when the queen has marked her 90th birthday, she will refer to the inspirational work of the many charities with which she has been associated during her reign. she will talk also of the work of the many unsung heroes she meets
around the country — carers, community leaders and good neighbours. "ordinary people", as she puts it, doing "extraordinary" things. the departure of the queen and the duke of edinburgh to sandringham had to be delayed for 2h hours earlier in the week because both were said to be suffering from heavy colds. buckingham palace has said nothing further about their health, but there's no reason to think they won't bejoining other members there's no reason to think they won't be joining other members of the family this moaning for the christmas service at the estate. there will be sadness at the news that zara tyndall has lost the baby she was expecting with her husband, mike, in the spring. it would have been their second child. absent from sandrigham this year will be the duke and duchess of cambridge and their two children, george and charlotte. in a break with tradition, they're having a family christmas in berkshire, at the home of the duchess‘s parents, the middletons. let's speak now to our reporter emilia papadopoulos, who is at sandringham for us this morning. merry christmas, good morning. what can we expect from the day? merry christmas and good morning
from sandringham. the crowds have already started gathering, briefing the wind of this very chilly christmas morning here in norfolk. many offcourse hoping to catch a glimpse of the queen and the royal family when they make their way to the church for the traditional service. before that surface of the queen will be coming here to st mary magdalene church which is just behind me, where she will receive communion privately. that's of course if she is in good health, because she and the duke of edinburgh to delay their trip up here earlier this week. but royal watchers will definitely be hoping to see her majesty and other members of the royal family. to see her majesty and other members of the royalfamily. a bit of disappointment of cores that the duke and duchess of cambridge won't be here, as they are celebrating christmas with the middleton family in berkshire, with george and charlotte, at prince harry is expected to be here, along with
other members of the family. they arrived yesterday evening for the traditionalformal arrived yesterday evening for the traditional formal dinner on christmas eve, where they would have exchanged cheap and cheerful gifts, a tradition that's been going on in the royal family for years. this morning they will wake up, have brea kfast, morning they will wake up, have breakfast, had the church and go back for christmas lunch, settle down to watch the queen's speech with the other families around the country this morning. indeed. they give very much. —— thank you. we can return now to the russian military plane that has gone missing just after take—off. let's speak to our moscow correspondent, steve rosenberg. good morning. terrible news to wake up good morning. terrible news to wake ? good morning. terrible news to wake up to? absolutely. this is what we know so far. the jet, which up to? absolutely. this is what we know so far. thejet, which belonged to the russian defence ministry, took off early this morning from sochi airport in southern russia, down for the russian air base in syria. about 20 minutes after ta keoff syria. about 20 minutes after takeoff it disappeared from radar
screens. takeoff it disappeared from radar screens. later the defence ministry reported that it had crashed into the black sea. a search operation was launched and we believe that fragments of the plane have now been discovered about one mile off the coast. as regards who was onboard, we think there were at least 91 people onboard the plane, including members of the royal famous russian dance ensemble. they were due to give a new years concert for russian servicemen in syria. there were also a number of russian journalists on the plane and some military officials. thanks very much for the update. that was our correspondent, steve rosenberg, in moscow, with the latest about the plane that has crashed into the black sea, after leaving for —— from sochi. britain's senior anglican and catholic archbishops are addressing uncertainty in their christmas sermons. later this morning, archbishop of canterburyjustin welby will talk
about fear and division in the world as 2016 draws to a close. last night, the leader of britain's catholics spoke of similar issues. here's our religious affairs correspondent martin bashir. a traditional start to christmas and a solemn midnight mass at westminster cathedral. cardinal vincent nichols began his sermon by quoting the poet wb yeats, referring to a turbulent year, with many fearing that things may fall apart, that the centre can't hold. the last six months in particular has seen widespread anxiety and uncertainty at many levels, at life in this country and in those major partnerships and neighbours that we have. so with europe, with america, with the middle east, financially, economically. it's an unsettling time. the archbishop of canterbury,
justin welby, who, like last year, will deliver his christmas message later this morning, will also address the division and uncertainty that's marked global politics. cardinal nichols said the answer to our insecurity was neither materialism nor the pursuit of selfish interest, but rather a renewed focus on the life of christ. cardinal nichols concluded his midnight sermon by emphasising the fact of christ's birth, which he said was marked in time, recorded in the gospels and celebrated today. the american president—elect donald trump says he intends to close his charitable foundation to avoid any conflict of interest with his presidency. the trump foundation is currently being investigated by new york's attorney general,
to establish whether it supported a republican political campaign in florida in 2013. lynn sweet is a us journalist. the bottom line here is that donald trump does not give of his own money to the foundation. he has not given any of his own money between 2009 and 2014, so at the heart of this is a foundation that goes to other people to ask for money. then there is another set of controversies, and this is what the attorney general in new york is looking at, is whether or not there is self dealing. you're not supposed to use a non—profit foundation in the united states to make political contributions, or to help your business. that's at the heart of it. staff in hospital in albuquerque have been making the most of special deliveries this christmas. newborn babies have been keeping warm inside stockings. it's become something of a tradition and volunteers say that some parents still have their stockings,
even though their children have grown up. although look at this little one — not everyone was impressed with their outfits. christmas is a time for family, but if you don't have one to hand it can be difficult. the poet lemn sissay knows exactly how that feels. he was fostered as a baby and when he turned 12 his foster family gave him up. he spent the next five years in and out of children's homes. that's why each year he organises special christmas dinners for young people who've left care. breakfast‘s jayne mccubbin went to meet him as he prepared for one of those dinners, in hackney. not everyone has someone at christmas. this isn't my... you're better with words. i'm better with words. lemn sissay understands this. author, poet, broadcaster, orphan. there was nobody there. you were on your own?
yeah, i was on my own. if i visited a friend's house, i often felt i was the boy with no family who was going to visit families, you know? jingle bells, jingle all the way. here in hackney he is getting ready for one of his care leaver‘s christmas dinners, a project that has grown from one city to five cities in four years. all of the gifts here have been donated by strangers and the parties will all be run by volunteers. do we really not know the words tojingle bells? the only reason we do the christmas dinner is so that those young care leavers go away with a memory that they can look onto next year. that's all christmas is, it's the making of a memory for you to look onto next year. so we all come around the christmas dinner table and we all remembe, "we did this last year and it was incredible".
for a lot of care leavers, the memory was a bad one from the year before. we are creating memories. this is his passion and for the team that passion is infectious. this is amanda, who is sorting everybody out. am i right? we have 20 volunteers, 60 young people on four —— four hairstylists, artists, musicians, social workers coming down to do a really amazing christmas day for young people. it's gonna be amazing. this is sabrina, who is the hair woman and stylist and she is pretty incredible! as a care leaver myself, i know how important it is to give self—esteem and to feel like people care. this incredible man is ryan. ryan is going to be the chef for the evening.
when i was 14, i went into temporary foster care for a weekend and it sort of turn into nearly five years. christmas is about family and not everyone is lucky enough to have it. the best part of the day was sitting down and having a meal with all the people. messages from previous dinners show just how much they mean to ca re leavers. everyone looks happy. i won't ever forget this day! everything was spot on. amazed by it, amazed by everything. i hope they have one next year as well! and that is totally the plan. all: merry christmas! a lovely way to spend christmas day. a lovely way to spend christmas day. a lot of it is all about the food. i am sure many of you are thinking about putting the turkey in the oven and getting your christmas dinner ready for your loved ones. someone who has been very organised is nick,
oui’ who has been very organised is nick, our weather man. take a look at what he has been cooking already. he has made a christmas pie, a jule log, he has been telling us all about his great culinary exploits. that's not a good way to make great culinary exploits. that's not a good way to make anyone great culinary exploits. that's not a good way to make anyone feel great culinary exploits. that's not a good way to make anyone feel good! you are making me feel hungry again! i have to say there's not a huge amount of that left. i could have been bragging even more when i was tweeting that. i had the ice cream ca ke tweeting that. i had the ice cream cake bomb as well, but that's basically gone already. i only like christmas for the desert! is there no end to your talents? and 110w is there no end to your talents? and now you are going to spectacularly present the weather! it is very mild this year. it is. if you have made that ice cream desert, it might melt quicker than you expected it to, because it isn't feeling very festive at the moment. these are some of the latest
temperatures. 13.3 i noticed in these areas. we will brace to get these areas. we will brace to get the highest temperature on christmas day on record, that's 15.6, the highest temperature on christmas day on record, that's15.6, and we might see that in north—east scotland. we will monitor that through the day. it is all because we have this mild air between weather fronts at the moment. there's a cold front waiting to come through and later today you will notice it turning colder in northern ireland and scotland. but until then it's a mild start. plenty of cloud. it isa it's a mild start. plenty of cloud. it is a blustery day. that cloud is delivering wayne the western scotland. —— rain. the east of high ground we might have brightness. north—east england, northey scotland, north—east wales. but behind the rain, this is the cold front moving south, some wet weather for you. behind that it turns clearer and colder to end the day. it is windy. gusty wind to the east
the pennines, up to 60 mph. but you will see sunshine. it could get close to the record in parts. windy, patchy rain and drizzle in the south—west of england occasionally. cloud elsewhere, in the midlands, the south—east. tonight the band of rain pushes south for england and wales. clearer air following rain pushes south for england and wales. clearer airfollowing on. showers rattling through scotland and northern ireland and they built on increasingly wintry in northern scotla nd on increasingly wintry in northern scotland on the hills. i the end of christmas day you could see something wintry. greater interest is the strengthening wind tonight and tomorrow, courtesy of storm connor. there is an amber warning enforced and we could get in excess of 80 mph. more showers in scotland tomorrow, driven on by the strong wind. elsewhere, a blustery picture, but away from scotland a lot of dry weather. you get to see some
sunshine. there will be a bite to the wind because it will be a cold day, but a fine day if you wrap up and head out for the boxing day warmth because some of us have to walk off a bit of cake! now, if you're already missing the excitement this year's strictly come dancing had to offer, i've got some good news for you. later today, there'll be a strictly christmas special, where dancers past and present will tango, jive and cha—cha it out, to get another chance of winning that coveted glitterball trophy. i went behind the scenes to take a look at what gives the christmas episode that fabulous magic and sparkle. will go to the studios that are home to strictly come dancing. this jewish is where magic happens. it has been a number year of sparkles. and last year 0re became champion of the dance floor. it was an emotional end to the series as the grandfather of strictly bid an emotional farewell after leading the judging panel since the programme started 12 yea rs panel since the programme started 12 years ago. but he is back for one last time with six former contestant taking to the stage for a christmas
feast that will not disappoint. what does it take to put a festive bonanza of a show like this together? behind—the—scenes at strictly. all these fantastic costu mes. strictly. all these fantastic costumes. jinnah how much work goes into this? i could tell you but i am not the right person. this is where it all happens. jane! how are you? the christmas show is a christmas themed. we have love actually, home alone. we have frozen. is there more glitter or snow? a bit of both. we endeavour to make everything sparkle and christmas like. taking part in this year's series through me out of my comfort zone completely. it was totally different to anything i had ever done before. hull i loved every minute of it. and coming back to the studio, well, it was like i had
never been away. bumping into familiarfaces, catching never been away. bumping into familiar faces, catching up never been away. bumping into familiarfaces, catching up with never been away. bumping into familiar faces, catching up with old friends. and how wide this year's competitors finding it? you don't forget. this is breakfast, isn't it? it is kind of like giving birth. you rememberthe it is kind of like giving birth. you remember the good bits and not the scary bits. my friends and family come to me for christmas and we always watch strictly but my mother has been on social media and she has been away so she does not know i am doing this. what kind of dams will you do today? the charleston. a song from the musical elf. i am still working on my shuffle. 0h, he has got it! my charleston is not... i have yields on. tell us about the outfit because your theme is frozen. the ice queen. you why else? and
where is the handsome prince?|j don't where is the handsome prince?” don't know. this man is so popular. they love him. a pink bow tie. this is what happens. it is a privilege, really. it is a privilege for me!” still had backstage privileges and managed to sneak into a change room ahead of his performance on the show. i will sing white christmas. there is an excitement and a buzz. they go to town. it is still one of those television shows where they throw everything at it and i have been here a few times now and i am a lwa ys been here a few times now and i am always amazed that the sets and the amount of detail that goes into the sets. in the meantime, merry christmas from everyone on the damp floor. merry christmas! have a
wonderful, brilliant christmas day. we hope you get all the wonderful joyful family fun and presence and christmas cheer. everything. all of it. you can catch the strictly christmas special later today on bbc one, at quarter to seven. many of us will be settling in for a day of presents, food and drink with family, but its thought that over 900,000 people are working this christmas. rob harland is a zookeeper at london zoo, where the animals don't stop needing looking after just because it's christmas day. you with that? i am hearing the panic here at the zoo and we are here with our pygmy goats and one of oui’ here with our pygmy goats and one of our sheep as well. giving them some brea kfast our sheep as well. giving them some breakfast this morning. did you getting? what time? just before seven a.m. but i have been awake
since five a.m. because i had to drive in. it is not a bad job with such lovely creatures like that behind you is it? it is always fascinating, the work here. it is a pleasure, even coming in on christmas day. and today you have been, you do not live too farfrom the zoo and people still have to come in, the pet animals still need feeding. how many people will come in? a normal quota of keepers in. probably about 30 of us, maybe a few more on christmas day. it is business as usual. we do our cleaning and feeding and then we have keepers coming in in the afternoon. the only difference is that there is no public in today. afternoon. the only difference is that there is no public in todaym is lovely to see you. thank you for taking the time. enjoy the animals and your christmas day. don't forget
the people working in hospitals. we have had an e—mailfrom one woman who says her daughter is in labour at the moment. that baby is on its way. keep us updated because it would be lovely to hear how that babyis would be lovely to hear how that baby is doing. who better to talk to now than a midwife. dealing with womenjust now than a midwife. dealing with women just like now than a midwife. dealing with womenjust like the now than a midwife. dealing with women just like the daughter of carol smith. justine ladds is a midwife at west suffolk hospital. let's see if she's had a busy night. you have a new arrival! tell us all about it. this is baby cody. he was born at five a.m. . he was our second baby. the first was born one in the morning. a he weighs 811. and
he is already in a santa outfit. this is just another day in the office for you, isn't it? it is but eve ryo ne office for you, isn't it? it is but everyone has been great. i work with a lovely team here and it has been a lovely festive atmosphere here. you mentioned another baby delivered just after midnight. to that mother wa nts a just after midnight. to that mother wants a christmas baby?” just after midnight. to that mother wants a christmas baby? i don't think either of them really did. they were happy when they did come, however, because it is a nice atmosphere and it is special to have atmosphere and it is special to have a baby on christmas day. you have done the overnight shift and you are coming off your shift now. how are you going to be spending christmas day? i am going home. spend the day with my husband and children and my pa rents. with my husband and children and my parents. my husband will be
preparing christmas dinner now as we speak, i would preparing christmas dinner now as we speak, iwould imagine.” preparing christmas dinner now as we speak, i would imagine. i think you have the perfect excuse to snooze at any point you like today over christmas dinner and be waited on hand and foot. enjoy the family and thank you for taking the time to talk to us. not only is it christmas morning but it is also the first full day of hannukah, which began last night. while both holidays are meant to be a time to see family and friends, sometimes these get—togethers can be a source of tension and stress. if you're worried about it all getting a bit too much, we've got a team of experts here to guide you through the day. here with me are reverend sally hitchiner and rabbi benjy rickman. good morning to you both. merry christmas. happy about. it is unusual, quite rare, isn't it, for the first day of to fall on christmas day? jewish festivals work ona lunar christmas day? jewish festivals work on a lunar calendar. it is nice not having tojuggle going on a lunar calendar. it is nice not having to juggle going to work and
having to juggle going to work and having a festival. a bonus this year to coincide. or the holiday tie up together. how were you celebrate today? last night was the first night of hanukkah and we gathered together with the family. we later candle each night to the responding to the miracle of the hanukkah story and jewish tradition is quite creative. food is a massive part of every festival. despite lighting candles and synagogue services we have a lot of yummy food and ended asa have a lot of yummy food and ended as a festival that sell bread the miracle with oil. the oil they found could have burned for one day but it burned 48. so fried food. the most unhealthy of all of our festivals. anything fried it reminds us of that particular part of the story. family gatherings and celebrations. it is a time to not only focus on the gastronomic side of it to but to remember that the festival is about light and thinking about the light you can spread through the world. we
like —— you can spread through the world. we like -- light you can spread through the world. we like —— light a candle and place it in the window. it can be a source of tension, this time of year. perhaps we should take moments today to pause and remember what we do have. absolutely. someone tweeted to me yesterday that we spend so much time preparing for christmas but christmas has been prepared for us. we just need to be quiet and so we can listen and hear the angels sing. moments of spirituality where we have a minute to be calm and appreciate what we have. so often we spend our time running around and preparing everything and wrapping presents and running from pillar to post trying to make sure everyone is having the best time possible. just ta ke having the best time possible. just take a step back from the pressure and that can make a real difference whether that be going to churchill synagogue or doing something within the holiday that gives us a sense of
perspective and a deeper meaning behind that, whatever that is. benji mentioned what he would eat for christmas, what is your day involved? i am going to be helping at the st mary 's homily at 11 o'clock and many people throughout the country, actually, a going to christmas services. many people went la st christmas services. many people went last night that the midnight mass. that is more popular than ever. many people i know love a christmas carol andl people i know love a christmas carol and i think it is something about the carols, summing about the candle at the magic and the sense of perspective and maybe even the christmas story, a new baby being born, the sense of hope that is in a christmas story that even people who are not really buying into the whole of religion love that story and the nativity play with the little children doing mary and joseph and
there is something i think about the christmas story that cuts through all of the perfect family sort of john lewis ad, those of the things that we put pressure on ourselves for this time of year. mary and joseph were harder. they had relation ship problems. they were in a stable. the first christmas family had that. your message to your community today? it is important today that the jewish community does not get overwhelmed with christmas. have our own traditions and perhaps coming together this year reminds us that diversity down here speaks of unity in god. it is ok to be proud of our tradition. we do not need to copy other faith communities. we need to look inside as to what out these things in the beauty of our traditions. be proud to bejewish. place candles in the window.
hanukkah candles in the home and be proud of who we are. recognise the diversity and that makes us richer and gives us a more meaningful experience in this world. merry christmas and happy hanukkah. enjoy your day. whatever you do today i hope you enjoy your day as well. i will be back with headlines in a