good morning! this is breakfast, with ben thompson and rachel burden. thejustice secretary considers reviewing the decision to free a serial sex attacker thought to have carried out more than 100 assaults including rape. the announcement that former black cab driver, john worboys, would be released caused outrage among many victims. the parole board says it's confident correct procedures were followed. good morning. it's sunday the 13th of january. also this morning. panic in paradise. hawaii's governor apologises after a missilie attack alert was mistakenly sent to residents and broadcast on tv. a correction wasn't sent until almost a0 minutes later. ukip suspends the girlfriend of its party leader, henry bolton after she reportedly made racist remarks about prince harry's fiance, meghan markle. good morning.
in sport, england look for revenge over australia as the one—day series begins. australia made 304 for eight off their 50 overs. england will begin their run chase shortly. good morning. another cloudy day today. brightness breaking through later on. this evening, things turn wet and windy. more details and 15 minutes. thank you. we will see you later. first, our main story. thejustice secretary, david gauke, is considering a possiblejudicial review of the decision to release the serial sex attacker, john worboys. the former black cab driver was jailed indefinitely in 2009 with a minimum term of eight years, for drugging and sexually assaulting twelve women. earlier this month a decision by the parole board to release him was fiercely criticised. our political correspondent, leila nathoo, joins us now. leila, how significant is this? this will be welcomed by many
campaigners in behalf of victims. what does the justice campaigners in behalf of victims. what does thejustice secretary campaigners in behalf of victims. what does the justice secretary want to achieve? it will be welcomed by victims. the fact they have decided to look into the possibility of a judicial review to see if the initial decision was lawful. many victims said they were not involved at all, not consulted in the original decision by the parole board. some victims have found out from the media that he was to be released. many had anxiety that they knew where they lived. david is considering the possibility, asking for advice on whether a judicial review might have the possibility of succeeding. it is understood he only wa nts to succeeding. it is understood he only wants to move forward with a reasonable chance of success. this isa reasonable chance of success. this is a highly unusual move for the justice secretary to intervene in a decision of the strictly independent pa role decision of the strictly independent parole board. speaks to the gravity of this case, there has already been
a review promised by the government on how the parole board makes its decisions, whether the process should be more transparent. in any event, the victims groups will have a chance to make representation to the parole board if he is released so the parole board if he is released so they can be consulted on the terms of this licence. it will be closely followed. thank you very much. other news now. the governor of hawaii has apologised, and promised to tighten procedures, after authorities mistakenly issued an alert, warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack. an official text message, sent to people's phones in error, left people scrambling for shelter. a corrected message wasn't sent out until nearly a0 minutes later. bill hayton reports. for 30 minutes on saturday, the people of hawaii ran for the emergency shelters. an official text warned them to prepare for the worst. we alljust huddled together and,
yeah, thought "if this is the end, at least we are in a beautiful place doing something we love." was a north korean nuclear missile about to hit honolulu? actually, no. the whole thing was simply a mistake. the wrong button was pushed on this test. it went to an actual event versus a test. at that point in time, we started the reversal process. there is fear in hawaii about how the click of a single button could be responsible for so much panic. the anger is directed towards the state government. what happened today was totally u na cce pta ble. many in our community were deeply affected by this, and i am sorry for that pain and confusion anyone may have experienced.
at least everyone now knows the warning system works, but that's small comfort for the millions who thought their world was about to end on saturday. bill hayton, bbc news. ukip has suspended the girlfriend of its party leader, henry bolton after she reportedly made offensive remarks about prince harry's fiancee, meghan markle. the mail on sunday has published text messages sent byjo marney that include derogatory comments about ethnic minorities. dan johnson reports. wow, you're all still here! he has only been leader since last september, and it emerged henry bolton left his wife for a former glamour model 30 years younger. now, this morning, the mail on sunday has published text messages sent by her. in it, she wrote meghan markle had a tiny brain and she would taint the royal family
and that black people were ugly. when a reply was sent suggesting the comments may be racist, she said so what? she did not want other races invading her culture. in a statement, she said this. she then said this. ukip confirmed he has been suspended. the party leader said last night he did not want to comment. dan johnson, bbc news. talks aimed at securing the future of the troubled engineering company carillion resume later. the firm builds roads, schools and hospitals and parts of the high speed rail line, hs2, but has soaring debts and large hole in its pension fund. the government says it's working on contingency plans should it collapse. our business correspondent, joe lynam, reports. carillion is probably the biggest
british company you've never heard of. it is an engineering, construction, and outsourcing giant which maintains dozens of schools, and prisons, and mod facilities. it is also building parts of hs2 and the royal liverpool hospital thanks to pfi contracts. but it also owes the bank more than £1 million, and that is why there are crucial talks today about what might happen if carillion is placed into administration. so, what are the options if, and that is a big if, carillion cannot find a solution with the banks? the government could deal out the company and essentially nationalise it with the moral hazard attached to that. it could take back all of the contracts with carillion and reassign them to help their companies. or it could put them in administration. consultants would then end up
on profitable parts. the potential could be devastating. many of them are owed millions by carillion, and if they do not get those monies, well, their business could be at risk. the other thing is thousands ofjobs will potentially be lost as a result. today is a vital day for the 20,000 employees in britain of carillion and thousands more completely dependent on it. the government says it has robust contingency plans in place if the business collapses. but even if it survives intact, the issue of pfi contracts may be reopened after this episode. joe lynam, bbc news. south african police have used rubber bullets to disperse a mob trashing h&m stores in and around johannesburg, after the brand used a controversial picture of a black child. violence spilt over in several malls as protests organised by activists turned ugly. h&m apologised for the image, which ran on its website. the hollywood actor, mark wahlberg, has given the money he got for reshooting scenes in a film, to a fund which supports people
who've experienced sexual harassment. it comes after he was paid more than a million, while his female co—star michelle williams received sixty pounds a day in expenses for the work. the scenes had to be filmed again after kevin spacey was dropped in the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations against him. tenants could be given greater powers to tackle rogue landlords after the government agreed to back a private members' bill. it comes as figures show one in ten tenants has had a gas leak, a fire or safety concern in their home over the last year. adrian goldberg from 5live investigates has the story, tell us more. good morning. this is potentially a very serious issue for a considerable number of tenants. already, yes. we are looking at the english housing survey, suggesting as many as 1 english housing survey, suggesting as many as1 million properties
housing 3 million people in the rental sector have what are called category 1 hazards. rental sector have what are called category1 hazards. those are hazard links to the loss of life, those that could seriously affect your health. no question, many properties in the banking sector are in a poor condition. —— renting. some have been campaigning for many years to bring new legislation that would ring tenants the right to take landlords to court if their homes are not fit for human habitation. —— bring. twice, the government has rejected it, saying it would add red tape and unnecessary cost to landlords. in the last 2a hours, the government has performed a u—turn, saying they will back the legislation giving greater powers to te na nts to ta ke legislation giving greater powers to tenants to take landlords to court if where they live is not fit for human habitation. many tenants feel helpless. what kind of powers are we
talking about? at the moment, enforcement is left to local authorities. research suggests in many cases they have a duty to take action against these so—called category 1 hazard. the action against these so—called category1 hazard. the only do take formal legal action so far in about one in 100 cases. in many cases, the local authority powers are simply not being used. so, this changing legislation would bring the power to change that to tenants themselves. after g re nfell tower, change that to tenants themselves. after grenfell tower, that was not just about tenants in that property, but nonetheless, it highlights the fa ct but nonetheless, it highlights the fact that minor, if you like, safety concerns can have devastating consequences if not taken seriously. it is one thing for a government to promise legislation. in the last week i have seen properties in the
south of england where you have fire doors, a gap that wide through which a fire doors, a gap that wide through which afire tank doors, a gap that wide through which a fire tank really go through and extend. it is one thing to bring legislation and another to deliver on the ground. credit to you for investigating and bringing this to oui’ investigating and bringing this to our attention. i am sure it is no coincidence the government has changed its mind. thank you very much. and you can hear more on this story on 5live investigates on bbc radio 5live at 11 today. absolutely. tune in for that. back to hawaii now, where a missile alert caused widespread panic after it warned of an imminent attack. it turned out to be a mistake. ryan ozawa is a journalist in honolulu, where he joins us from now. good morning. for people who have not heard the story, tell us what happened. it was 8:08 in the
morning. the standard state—wide emergency system went off on phones and radio waves that a missile was incoming. it was very harrowing. we are looking at the message now. it seems relatively simple, very plain, but horrifying if you are on the receiving end of it. absolutely true. of course, we were watching the headlines with arguments and debates about this. it was in the news a few months ago they were trying to put in place emergency contingency plans for this possible scenario. we certainly had that in the back of our minds when it came in. is there any indication of how this happened? what are you hearing? asi this happened? what are you hearing? as i mentioned, buttons. it is interesting to see them say a few
hours ago that it was a shift change, happens three times a day, 365 days a year, and it takes only one person and one button to send out that alert. they will need more procedures to stop that happening again. those procedures are being looked at. absolutely. what went through your mind when you saw it?|j thought it would be a quiet day, birds were singing, i was lying in bed. the alarm went off. i froze for several seconds trying to imagine if it actually happened. and from that point, basically, i rallied my family, my wife, my three kids, my youngest son was still sleeping, and i decided then that moment i would let him sleep, something i am rethinking. we went down to the living room and i brought my mother in. we try to stay away from windows and turned on the tv. it was nothing but college basketball and infomercials. we look for
information. local media was not up to speed very quickly. it turned out it was just watching twitter and seeing our representatives in washington, dc declaring that it was a false alarm. along the border they used the state system to tell us the same thing. what is more incredible about this story is how long it took for them to send the correct information that it was a false alarm. between the rude awakening and looking for information, it was maybe ten or 11 minutes before i saw it was a false alarm and try to propagate that information. i am alarm and try to propagate that information. iam reading alarm and try to propagate that information. i am reading that the system, as easy as it was to trickle the alert, there were not protocols in place to send out an all clear. that was 38 minutes to getting that message and if that is all you saw, panicking, driving home, seeking shelter, it was almost a0 minutes before you really knew you were ok. is there a danger in all of this
that if it does, heaven forbid, happen for real, the alert will go out and people will not pay attention. widowed want that sits -- we don't want that situation. think the alert, being ready and determining it is real, that is something we are good at and we are practised at. this particular threat because it is so short, ten minutes before something might actually happen, iam hoping before something might actually happen, i am hoping we don't get deadened to this. here is hoping your day is a little quieter and calmer. it's hard to imagine. it must be terrifying. so simple. take shelter. a0 minutes to send a correction...
incredible. here's sarah with a look at this morning's weather. coldweather runway but notjust yet? things will get unsettled through the week. relatively quiet today. still cloud around. it has been stubborn for the last four or five days. there will be a bit more sunshine before rain and wind arrived across the north—west later in the day. a few misty and murky patches especially in northern ireland but that should lift and clear. the cloud should break. some glimpses of sunshine across parts of wales. cloudierfor glimpses of sunshine across parts of wales. cloudier for scotland and northern ireland, ahead of the system for things turning increasingly wet and windy but before it gets across the country, temperatures are around a—9. a pretty decent looking day. if you are off to see some premier league
matches, you might be able to leave the umbrella at home. we see the strongest of the winds at 70 mph in scotland. the strong winds and heavy rain transfer south—east across much of the country through tonight. monday morning rush—hour, we could very well see some wet and windy conditions. lying surface water on the roads, combined with the strong winds of perhaps 60 mph first thing before the cold air moves in behind that weather front. the setup through the first part of this week is for the cold north—westerly airflow, bringing with it wintry showers. the heaviest of the rain and strong winds on monday, slowly ease away and then we are in the cold air mass where a return to some sunshine is happening but also some snow showers in scotland down to low levels. sleet and snow over the hills but rain and perhaps hail and fund at low levels as well. tuesday,
similar, sunshine and wintry showers, sleet and snow, particularly, across northern parts of the country. rain, hail and thunderstorms further south. things are noticeably colder than we have seen recently. in the middle of the week, still some cold air that the potential for a deepening week, still some cold air that the potentialfor a deepening of week, still some cold air that the potential for a deepening of low pressure moving eastwards across the country. it could get further north and if it does, it could well bring some fairly heavy snowfall as well as heavy rain further south and strong winds as well. going on through the middle part of the week and after a cold, wintry filling few days, we could see some disruption through the middle of the week. with the combination of strong winds, heavy rain and snow on the cards, too. keep tuned to your latest forecast and keep an eye on the weather warnings as we head through the week ahead. listeners should see a few glimpses of blue sky, ben and rachel. more from sarah and little later. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. it's 7:20.
time now for a look at the newspapers. poet and broadcaster lemn sissay is here to tell us what's caught his eye in the papers this morning. we'll speak to lemn in a minute, but first let's take a look at the front pages. the observer carries the headline about nigel farage admitting the brexit vote could be overturned. staying with the eu theme the independent says brussels will target britain's overseas tax havens. the sunday times leads with a minister's legal challenge to keep the serial sex attacker john warboys behind bars. the mail on sunday reports thatjo marney — the girlfriend of ukip leader henry bolton — has been suspended from the party after it was it revealed she made
racist comments about prince harry's wife—to—be meghan markle. starting with the story inside the sunday times. the name on your passport which may affect a number of us this morning. 5000 women have signed a petition in the hope of ending what they say is a distressing experience of being asked to prove that they are the mothers of their children when they're going through passport control. it happened to 600,000
women. it's not just control. it happened to 600,000 women. it's notjust the colour of british passports that might change, it's the fact that the parents' names may be on the passports because mothers, i didn't know this, mothers having a different name to their child will be asked for their husbands to prove that they're the mother of the child. it is ludicrous. there will be plenty of women who go travelling who do not share the same name of their children but will not be travelling with their partner, spouse or whoever. i have to say, i haven't had this at all myself and my name is different to that of my children. mind you, i try not to travel with them if i can help it. at may well be why. bello hold another story. ——a whole other story. be why. bello hold another story. --a whole other story. producerjust told me that it had happened to her.
a secret prejudice, really, that somebody like me wouldn't know about. quite often you are required to bring your child's birth certificate. and because of child trafficking and the awareness of that, this problem is happening. mothers who are tied of interrogations are trying to stop that from happening. one woman said, doi that from happening. one woman said, do i have to get her father to prove that i'm her mother? and the board officials said they wanted to be sure. she had to go over the baggage carousel, find her husband and prove that she was the mother of the child and she does 90% of the care, it says here, of the child. it is humiliating and degrading, to be honest. turning our attention to the story in the observer. highlighting the link between alcohol and cancer.
yeah! this is not a moral crusade by the mp who was a former cancer patient will stop she is on a mission to change the drinking culture of westminster. —— she was a former cancer patient. she is on a mission. i've got nothing against pub landlords at a pub landlord said to her that the teetotallers had over influenced the idea that people shouldn't drink as much. this was recommended guidelines for alcohol consumption over one week? that's right. sorry, she was taking his case on board and said she would do research. she found out from the
world casually shows fund —— —— world cancer research fund, that it is actually a carcinogens, alcohol. he is ona is actually a carcinogens, alcohol. he is on a crusade to have less alcohol consumption in the houses of parliament. —— she is on a crusade. it highlights conflicting advice that you get from different studies and surveys and who is involved and whether funding has come from and what is acceptable and what is not. that is part of the issue. what can we believe? according to that report, no drinking of alcohol.m is dry january report, no drinking of alcohol.m is dryjanuary for me at the moment soiam is dryjanuary for me at the moment so i am feeling slightly better but we all needed it after christmas. interesting here from the sunday
telegraph, talking about care for the elderly, talking about it as a cultural dilemma. we need to look at it. from lessons from the far east. the examples are out there from the far east. this woman's family is from the east. over 85 —year—olds are set to rise, the ageing population is set to rise by two thirds by 2030. having the elderly around us, putting pressure or demands on the nhs, it will become more and more of an issue. women is saying that if we look to the east, the extended family where the parents can live with the grandparents, the grandsons and daughters, could be announced that she also says that's quite difficult. it's not practically possible, there are not many people
with that much space and also fractured families... she said both sides of the issue. there would be great benefits in having a multigenerational setup. aunty ‘s and uncles and the influence they can have, positive. —— aunties. eleanor the rivalry between liam and noel gallagher. —— the rivalry. eleanor the rivalry between liam and noel gallagher. -- the rivalry. liam is nominated and noel is not. that is nominated and noel is not. that is the problem. leigh it is like city and united, isn't it? —— it is like city and united. don't say that to them! i think they both secretly
go out on midnight walks in the park holding hands and think about the next story they can put out. there isa next story they can put out. there is a great documentary about all asus, online. it really tells story. —— oasis. asus, online. it really tells story. -- oasis. it is called super sonic. it is the nature of families to fallout but also to get back together. a nice note to end on. the andrew marr programme is on bbc one at 9:00 this morning. andrew, who is on the programme today? i wish i could say i had liam and in all playing us out at what i do have is nicola sturgeon in the studio. —— liam and noel. i have brandon lewis, the new tory party chairman. lots of stories but if they are not star enough, meryl streep, tom hanks and
is considering a possiblejudicial review of the decision to release the serial sex attacker, john worboys. in 2009, the former black cab driver was jailed indefinitely, to serve a minimum term of eight years. the decision of the parole board to approve his release caused outrage amongst his victims, charities and mps. the governor of hawaii has apologised, and promised to tighten procedures after authorities mistakenly issued an alert warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack. an official text message, sent to people's phones in error, left people scrambling for shelter. a corrected message wasn't sent out until nearly a0 minutes later. ukip has suspended the girlfriend of its party leader, henry bolton after she reportedly made racist remarks about prince harry's fiancee, meghan markle. the mail on sunday has published text messages sent byjo marney that include derogatory comments about ethnic minorities. ms marney has apologised— and says the messages have been taken out of context.
key talks aimed at securing the future of the troubled engineering company carillion are continuing today. the construction and outsourcing giant owes £900m to britain's five biggest banks. the government says it's working to ensure that all contingency plans are robust should it collapse. south african police have used rubber bullets to disperse a mob trashing h&m stores in and around johannesburg, after the brand used a controversial picture of a black child advertising their clothing. violence spilt over in several malls as protests organised by activists turned ugly. h&m apologised for the image, which ran on its website. the hollywood actor, mark wahlberg, has given the money he earned for reshooting scenes in a film, to a fund that supports people who've experienced sexual harassment.
wahlberg was paid more than a million for the reshoot, while his female co—star michelle williams received just £60 a day in expenses. the scenes had to be filmed again after kevin spacey was dropped following sexual assault allegations being made. we should say michelle williams volunteered to give up her fee, that is why she got expenses. this is absolutely delightful. not many parents will forget their children's first words but this mum and dad will definitely remember. their baby was just three months old when laura webster filmed her husband tom as he successfully encouraged little jenson to talk. say hello. hello. get out. that's
got to be a fluke. do it again. i just loved his face. he is so excited by it. we do not know if he managed to say it again.|j managed to say it again. i want to see it again. hello. say hello. get out. that's got to be a fluke. fluke ora out. that's got to be a fluke. fluke or a night, it out. that's got to be a fluke. fluke ora night, it is out. that's got to be a fluke. fluke or a night, it is brilliant. out. that's got to be a fluke. fluke ora night, it is brilliant. —— out. that's got to be a fluke. fluke or a night, it is brilliant. —— or not. now it is time for match of the day. but we are continuing on time for the sport.
we are hoping to move on from the ashes. we do not want to talk about it after the humiliation, it is fair to say. —— ashes. melbourne, a blank sheet. we can start again and hopefully start much stronger. england will be happy with the result. the action. after their ashes humiliation, the one day series gives england the chance of some revenge over australia. just four of the test team are playing in melbourne this morning. england put the aussies into bat. opener aaron finch made a century. there are just a few of their 50 overs left in their innings. two games in the premier league today.
leaders, manchester city, make the short trip down the m62 to face liverpool, while before that bournemouth face arsenal. harry kane once again grabbed the headlines yesterday, continuing a quite remarkable season. joe lynskey rounds up the action. spurs are making the most of wembley way. they know it's only a temporary stay. but for harry kane, this place feels like home. it's where he keeps adding to his record collection. another double for kane. the record scorer for spurs in the premier league era already. a scruffy way to his 98th league goal. but his team also crafted something special. everton's wembley woe complete with christian ericsson's brilliant fourth. they will not be here for long, but they are mastering this stage. chelsea and leicester share a recent history. premier league champions in the last two seasons. the fox's aspirations have lessened since then, but they had a chance
to win at the bridge. a 0—0 draw could leave chelsea in fourth today. this season's top spot already looks out of reach, but cross to the bottom half and it is much more congested. any team from ten could go down, so one wrong move can make all the difference. west ham got lucky to go in front at huddersfield. but after good fortune came star quality. at the start of the second half he has scored for west ham! it has been a while since things have come together for david moyes. now he is leading a resurgence. they have done so well. much praise goes to them. they did so well. a bounce off the bottom's exactly what west brom need. they took their first step to safety, beating brighton 2—0. this has been a barren season for the baggies. but a first league win since august has them on the right track.
they'll hope to climb the table as others climb down it. watford and southampton are looking over their shoulders. that looked like the body part used for this equaliser. but on closer inspection, perhaps not. stoops to head it and it hits his fist, i think. southampton are left in deep trouble. more matches like this will decide who stays up, but those pivotal moments can make all the difference. joe, bbc news. there was also a win for crystal palace against burnley yesterday while bottom side swansea drew 1—1 at newcastle. let's turn attention to rugby union now. english champions exeter chiefs, have boosted their chance of qualifying for the quarter—finals of the european champions cup with a dominant display against montpellier. there were also wins for ulster, harlequins and northampton, while european champions saracens drew 15—15 with ospreys. adam wild reports.
sandy park is where you find the chiefs. and this, certainly an occassion for leaders. top of the english league, exeter, against montpellier, top of the french. a cross—channel challenge with plenty at stake. for exeter, defeat would end their dream. dave's first—half try, keeping it alive. tense, tight, not much space. but with ollie on the wing, you don't always need it. this secured the bonus point that may yet prove crucial in the fight for second in the group. the chiefs, back in charge. with ulster, a battle to lead a—1. that's where they have been. the french side seemingly unbeatable, now breachable. tries either side of half—time. they go top with just one game to go. that is against wasps, who had harboured hopes of their own charging into a 20—point lead against already eliminated harlequins. waspes have moved, but plenty of rivalry remains. that margin, gradually reduced, as well as the numbers on the field. a red card for wasps, james haskell.
with the final breath of the game, harlequins let out a roar. a huge blow to their former neighbours. it was an extraordinary win leaving the wasps needing something extraordinary if they are to progress. europe have beaten asia to retain the eurasia cup. they had been down by a point going into today's singles but won eight out of 12 matches in kuala lumpur. england's tommy fleetwood was one of the first to get on the scoreboard for the europeans. it finished 1a—10 to europe. laura muir anchored great britain to victory in the great edinburgh cross country mixed team relay yesterday. the former european cross—country champion was in fine form yesterday. she took over from adam clarke for the final lap behind europe and belgium, but made
up the ground to win by seven seconds. she won't be appearing on the track for this yea r‘s commonwealth games because she's finishing her veterinary exams. the vet school has been so supportive. so has my boyfriend. we planned it is in advance. with everything planned for years, it is a matter of getting it all done and hopefully getting a medal. that would be great. hopefully i am in the europeans as well. great britain bobsleighers, meesha mcneil and meeka moore, have returned from their crash in germany last week, finishing seventh at the st moritz world cup in switzerland. the british duo were only able to compete this season after raising more than £30,000 through crowdfunding, following an overspend by their governing body. in the men's two—man event, bradley hall and joel fearon finished 18th. great britain's izzy atkin won bronze at the ski slopestyle world
cup in aspen. the 19—year—old put down an impressive first run to secure the second world cup podium of her career. in the men's event, james wood finished sixth. on the men's side of things, the final will be played between defending champion, glen durrant and mark mcgeeney. mcgeeney came through his semi—final against germany's michael unterbukner, six sets to four. the englishman, who is the bdo world number one, came back from 3—2 down, to set up a chance to win his first world title. a great result for him. hopefully i am back with some good news for the cricket. for working women going through menopause, symptoms can be embarrassing and difficult to talk about. relief may be on the way. single exercise can help. it occurs at the age of 51 on average. transition can vary greatly. 80% of women have hot flushes and night sweat. they can be so severe it can
impact quality of life. some have tiredness, mood swings, and a loss of confidence. it can last a few yea rs. of confidence. it can last a few years. it can last up to a decade. the proportion of women in work has risen 50%. is it time for employers to acknowledge this? you carried out the research. as we heard, this can have quite a severe physical impact on women going through menopause. it can also have an acute emotional impact is gossipy lot yes. menopause, there is a wide variety of experiences. some women have nothing at all. for other women, it can bea nothing at all. for other women, it can be a very difficult experience for them and difficult to manage. it
is not always easy to talk about. you have highlighted that. when women have talked to employers and explained it and the impact on work, it can be hugely beneficial. yes. the women involved in our research umm, they have said, you know, sometimes they feel awkward approaching the subject, but when they have done it, they feel glad they have done it, they feel glad they have done so because sometimes their managers had no idea they were experiencing any difficulty and they got a positive response. discussion can be beneficial. that was one thing you suggested women should do. another is cognitive behavioural therapy. cbt. what is that? another is cognitive behavioural therapy. cbt. what is thanm another is cognitive behavioural therapy. cbt. what is that? it is a type of approach that looks at how people think about how they feel about and behave towards particular
health conditions. in this case it is menopause. hot flushes and night sweats. we used a self—help guide book that we gave the women which used the approach. what it did was give them a series of exercises to look at their thoughts and feelings and behaviour is they were having towards menopause and try and replace them with healthy thoughts. you do not need a councillor. just going to those exercises can help. yes. the results we found matched similar research trials conducted using the approach. that is cbt with manuel valls or women and symptoms experienced in women and men. —— women with menopause. what we found
in this study and in previous trials is by using cognitive therapy, when compared to a group of women who do not have the approach, there is a significant reduction in how problematic the simpsons are. hrt is available to some but not all women. what about more flexibility? is that something employers should consider? more flexibility, is that something that employers should be considering? awareness and conversation would be enough for some women. and also adjustments. that could be flexible working, allowing a woman to perhaps start work at the later issue needs to, if she has had a particularly difficult night's sleep. or if commuting during rush—hour where it is hot, it can bring without symptoms. their
clothes could be drenched from sweat so starting work at it later could be an official. there are other things employers could do as well, simple adjustments. if a woman feels it could be helpfulfor simple adjustments. if a woman feels it could be helpful for her, simple adjustments. if a woman feels it could be helpfulfor her, such simple adjustments. if a woman feels it could be helpful for her, such as having a desk fan or working next to a window that could be opened to she can cool down and she needs to. thank you very much. a chilly start of the day in most parts of the country. what will it do for the rest of the weekend? sarah has the details. quite cloudy, cool start to the day. a few mist and fog patches. a hint of things to come in the far north—west. much of the day, largely dry conditions. a bit of sunshine breaking through the cloud across parts of northern england, wales, the south—west as well. any drizzle we have this
morning across southern scotland will tend to ease away before this wet and windy weather moves in from the northwest later on in the afternoon. before it gets there, temperatures for—9, typical for this time of year. if you are off to watch the premier league, it should be dry in bournemouth and liverpool with a few glimpses of blue sky to be enjoyed. as we move through this evening, the main thing you will notice is that wins picking up. wind. the band of rain track eastwards a cross wind. the band of rain track eastwards across all of the country. there will be a lot of low—lying surface water on monday morning but we will see colder conditions moving in from the north—western that sets us in from the north—western that sets us upfora in from the north—western that sets us up for a chilly few days, especially in the first part of the week. a westerly flow bringing sleet and snow showers across parts of scotland, even to lower levels.
further south, it will be mostly over high ground that we see it. heavy showers, hail and thunder after the main band of heavy showers and rain. temperatures will be falling through the course of monday but it won't be until tuesday that we see the colder air moving in. sleet and snow over parts of scotland, north—west england. further south, maybe over the hills we will see winteriness. around three — seven degrees. on wednesday, we are keeping an eye on this system, a developing area of low pressure, likely to track its way over and could even be further north. it could bring significant snowfall on wednesday night and on into thursday. things are turning colder through the middle of the week. watch out for potential destruction with the mix of strong winds and snow. yes, it looks a bit chilly out there. we will be back with the headlines at eight o'clock.
now on breakfast it's time for the travel show. this week we join the blind backpacker tony giles — who's on a solo tour of more than 120 countries. see you soon. this week on the travel show, we catch up with our blind backpacker tony giles as he arrives in bethlehem. this is the place wherejesus was born. here is the star where he was born. my name is tony giles, i am from england, i am totally blind and severely deaf in both ears and i travel around the world, trying to visit every country. previously wejoined him as he explored jerusalem. massive blocks. very smooth. but today he heads into palestinian
territories to make his way to the holy town of bethlehem. i am now at the checkpoint betweenjerusalem and bethlehem. i've got to across the checkpoint and go past the dividing wall. railing... getting through the checkpoint is a little bit complicated. slightly more complicated and confusing than i thought. and then sort of trying to follow other people and people pushing me from one way to the other. i would say we are in the palestinian side, the palestinian territories. it is quite exhilarating. as you come out the tunnel
into the taxi area, where the wall is, you can hear all the people talking, you can smell different food and coffee and that is quite loud and interesting. can you show me to a taxi? where? church of the nativity. 0k. tony, welcome to bethlehem. you want to go to the church? the church of the nativity. 0k. all this way is wall, behind the wall, you have
hotel banksy, behind the wall. you have hotel. i am feeling excited to be in bethlehem, a new city, a new town, new experiences. driving through bethlehem, along the wall, it has given me a sort of brief glimpse of how long the wall could be. it certainly feels quite long, driving along here. in my mind it seemed quite impressive. and i guess quite scary to a lot of people. here is the church, tony. ijust called my host to let them know i am still coming. adam, we're at the church. hello? ..hello?
give me, i'll call them. hello. speaks arabic. one minute and they will come here. thanks, mohamed. hi, tony. hi, adam. how are you? good to meet you. looking forward to seeing your place. yes, my place. how many countries have you visited before ? i have visited 12a countries. oh, my god, yes, nice. you are like ali baba. i love to travel. have you done much travelling? no, just here. it is not easy to move or to travel in another country.
so you get travellers to come to you. yeah. you have steps here. this is actually couchsurfing, so in theory, you stay for free. ok, you have steps, 5. oh, you live in a castle. yeah. it's a website. you find people on it, they have profiles. and if they want to meet travellers or want to travel, that is how it works. in the left. oh, this is home. we have landed. thanks, shukran. i have had a wide range of couch surfing experiences. i have slept on floors, mattresses like these, i've slept couches,
and i counchsurfed in africa, where the toilet is outside and it is a hole in the ground. i think it probably helps, not seeing. i don't see the dirt or the danger or the holes and rocks — ijust get on with it. the best thing is you are meeting the people, the local hosts and they are sharing theirfood, culture and knowledge, whatever they can offer you and hopefully you make friends at the end of it. you come here and you see people, yeah they can see and they can walk but they cannot go places. it's just sad. you want directions to the church? can you give me directions? you go directly this way, no left and no right. just straight.
0k. i wish you be happy and luck in your life. ok, thank you. shukran. good to meet you, adam. bye — bye. this is the entrance to the church? yeah. you can go in there, straight. straight, sir. ok, thank you. i think they have started singing, it is louder so i need to get closer to this, because there will be a lot of energy involved and i will try to get closer and closer and eventually use the cane to pick out the steps. and then a guide helped me down. singing. realising i was the only person to get close to hear that,
feel that, makes me feel very privileged, very warm inside. i am absolutely buzzing after that. the energy is incredible. that was cool just to be here for that if nothing else. it is quite crowded going down the steps, and they're quite slippery. very deep. ooh, my goodness. from the fire into the furnace. very hot in here. i guess that's from candles and more people coming in. this is my hand. this is the place where jesus was born. here is the star where he was born.
kneel down, on your knees, more, more, more. kneel down. you can touch the place where jesus was born. this is the star, feel, it has ia points. a flower? no, it's a star. it is the star of david. marble? no, it is silver. marble is the ground. the ground where jesus was born is down here.. you feel it? the stone? so this is the grotto. yes, he was born here. 0k. it is not ok like this. let me help you a little bit. like this, you can take a photograph. a very humbling experience.
being in a place where one might argue history occurred 2000 years or so ago. so visiting the church, the smells, the sounds, that's what makes travelling for me special. i travel by myself because it is my challenge. it's like climbing a mountain. that's what it is all about. broadening my horizons. hopefully becoming a better person.
hello, this is breakfast, with dan walker and louise minchin. the justice secretary thejustice secretary considers reviewing the decision to free a serial sex attacker thought to have carried out more than 100 assaults. the announcement thatjohn warboys would be released caused outrage among victims. the parole board is confident that the correct procedures were followed.