tv BBC Newsroom Live BBC News March 2, 2018 11:00am-1:01pm GMT
this is bbc news. i'm ben brown live in alnwick. the headlines at 11am... snow, highs and powerful winds continued to cause disruption, nine people are known to have died. people are stranded on roads and motorways. the army stranded on roads and motorways. is deployed to rescue hundreds of drivers, as sub—zero conditions continue across the uk. drivers in greater manchester, wiltshire, somerset and hampshire have been forced to spend the night in sub—zero conditions in their cars. i'm annita mcveigh. the other main stories developing this morning: theresa may will outline the relationship the government wants with the eu after brexit. scientists
suggest there could be as many as five strange of diabetes rather than to, any discovery that could transform how the disease is treated. england's chief medical officer warns people are being exposed to a "daily cocktail" of pollution and urges the nhs to do more. prince harry and meghan markle release more details about their wedding — there'll be more than 2,200 guests. good morning. welcome to bbc newsroom live. weather warnings remain in place for much of the uk this morning. nine people are now known to have died in weather—related incidents since the severe conditions first hit earlier in the week. a met office red "danger to life" warning covering south—west england and south wales has been lifted ——
but amber and yellow alerts for snow, ice and wind are still widely in force. police — with help from the military — have been rescuing drivers trapped in snow, as blizzards continue to sweep across the uk. many areas face a fourth day of disruption, as trains and flights are cancelled — about 50 passengers spent the night stuck on a train near christchurch in dorset. thousands of schools are closed, while 5,000 homes in the north—west of england are without electricity. let's get the latest from ben brown who's in alnwick in northumberland. yes, good morning. freezing again here today and bitter winds are sleeping in. here in hole in north london, they have said this is the worst snow may have seen for several
yea rs. worst snow may have seen for several years. the a1 is basically blocked from the year up to berwick. you can get as far as alnwick but no further along the a1. that is what they are telling us on the roads and some people who have been tried on the a1 have been brought into snow —— alnwick for a makeshift rescue centre for those who were stranded. a lot of the surrounding villages in northumberland have been cut off and people have been talking about huge snowd rifts people have been talking about huge snowdrifts and that they cannot dig their cars out of them. we have had huge travel problems around the country, planes, trains and on the roads, major incidents have been declared by the police in the of england, where roads became impassable and hundreds of motorists got trapped overnight. we have had our reporters and on the ground overnight in the south of england at those major incidents. duncan kennedy report any moment, but first, robert hall. with every mile, the clouds came lower.
more snow swirled, and the carriageway began to disappear. by the time we reached the hills of wiltshire, the blizzard had begun. very soon everything ground to a halt. travelling tonight from east to west is absolutely horrendous. if i put the window down, hopefully you can see that, it is driving snow. we probably have six or seven inches here. in front and behind, hundreds of vehicles were going nowhere. we hope to get to taunton eventually but at the moment it is not looking very promising and we could be stuck. with lorries blocking half the road, the snowploughs struggled to clear a path. trying to get to an old people's home to to get the heating on. i've been stuck out here since 3pm this afternoon. do you think you will get out? of course we will. there is worse trouble at sea! at the foot of the next hill, delivery driver mark brown had become a traffic marshal.
you seem to be taking charge of this. well, somebody needs to. finally after six hours the traffic began to crawl on, but this was going to be a very long night. robert hall, bbc news, chicklade in wiltshire. this is one of the major routes through the new forest. but last night hundreds of motorists were trapped here for hours. how long have you been here? um, i've been here about eight and a half hours. eight and a half hours? for six miles, the dual carriageway became a snow—encrusted pavement. what's that? it's some overalls. brilliant. that keeps it out a bit, doesn't it? a little bit. the wind dragged temperatures down to minus ten. how are you for supplies — water, food, blankets? i'm melting ice. i'm melting snow to drink because i've drank mine. everywhere we went people shivered in their cars, unaware of when they'd get out. many of these drivers will have spent six, seven, eight,
nine hours stuck here on the a31 going absolutely nowhere. also lacking supplies of water, food, blankets and fuel. some drivers went the wrong way down the snow—covered verge to escape. 0thers decided to walk. i think it's gridlocked. by late evening, police declared a major incident, which gave the order to bring in heavy equipment. it wasn't until early this morning, ten hours after it started, traffic began moving, past abandoned vehicles in the direction of warmth and safety. duncan kennedy, bbc news, on the a31. let us bring you up to date. there we re let us bring you up to date. there were red warnings in scotland and
now in the south—west of england and wales, all of those have been lifted. but only for the day of this weather crisis, the big freeze gci’oss weather crisis, the big freeze across the uk, there are severe problems around the country. so many cancellations and delays of planes, trains and huge problems on the roads and motorways. let us join phil mackie in worcester. what is the position in worcester? it has just started snowing again. we had a respite of a few hours, these are the first few flakes of the day. this is a new weather system coming in this afternoon. they are talking about pulses of snow, some places will get it heavier than others, hopefully not too bad year. looking along the high street, the snow has been packed up, a team of workers from the council have been coming along in a mini snowplough and with
the snow shovels, clearing the pavements and gritting them, getting it ready for people to comment and shop. some children are out and about, the day off of school, but not many others are visible. last night there was only one of two centimetres on the ground but it is up centimetres on the ground but it is up to 20 centimetres here now. conditions were particularly bad. just over here, you can see the road coming through the city centre, not much traffic, but crucially, they have managed to get the roads clear, they were gritted yesterday, many people did not come outjust a day, there was not enough traffic to get there was not enough traffic to get the roads clear but temperatures have risen and there is now enough traffic to get things clear at the moment. so moving around and about in worcestershire is a little bit easy today but bus services remain suspended and trains are not running particularly well. across the border at her literature it is worse. there have been ten feet deep snowdrifts in some places. in some rural villages, they have been completely cut off. that is a problem, outside
of the city centres where there is less snow because it is warmer and conditions are better, once you are out in the countryside, it is really difficult to get about. if you wa nted difficult to get about. if you wanted to come out and spend the afternoon any restaurant or a coffee shop or do some shopping in worcester, you can do that but watch out for the weather in case it deteriorates later in the day. yes, but as far as you are concerned, at the moment, the situation has marginally improving, would you say that? yes, marginally, but i was just talking to someone from the county highweek and we have these detailed weather forecasts and they were warning of these pulses of snow coming through this afternoon, we are seeing the first few flakes falling at the moment and right—footer this evening thatis moment and right—footer this evening that is the threat of heavy snow and that is the threat of heavy snow and that could happen anywhere, even up into the west midlands. some places could get up to five centimetres which is a problem. we were thinking that come tomorrow they thought would begin and sunday would be clear, but apparently the latest forecast is that it could stick
around for a bit longer. that is going to continue to have an impact, especially at sporting events over the weekend, regarding travel especially and also for businesses, it is not an easy time on the high street at the moment. we have seen a lot of businesses struggling and they should be bringing out some outfits on sale at the moment but nobody will be buying them. 0k, thank you very much. phil mackie with the latest from worcester. we have seen all sorts of accidents in this weather, of course. 0ne involving, well, a potential accident involving a bus that had a very near miss with a vehicle that was stranded in the middle of the road and my colleague has been speaking to the driver of that bus. visibility was pretty poor and it was just that i came up over the hill, ijust saw was just that i came up over the hill, i just saw through the snow the car headlights and he used and
in front of me and i did not have much time to react, i started to break and my back inside and out, so i had to take my coat of the break and try to guide it through this space. there was not much space bearing in mind you were driving a double—decker bus. bearing in mind you were driving a double-decker bus. yes, there was a man on the opposite side, very little space. a lot of it is instinct but we are trained to be aware of these situations, especially with passengers on board, you always have to have the safety at the after things first and foremost. that is why i did not break heavily. what did the passengers do as you started to slide through? did they realise what was happening? i am not sure, i was focusing on what was in front of me andl focusing on what was in front of me and i never looked at the members for the passenger reaction.|j and i never looked at the members for the passenger reaction. i am guessing there was some cheering and
general praise for you afterwards. nobody said anything, there was one lady that was getting off of the bus and asked me howl lady that was getting off of the bus and asked me how i was. i told her that i got a fright and that it was 0k. she told me well done. let us go to the situation in south wales. we can join let us go to the situation in south wales. we canjoin our welsh correspondent thomas morgan. we had that red warning potentially dangerous to life, that has been lifted. how are things now in south wales ? lifted. how are things now in south wales? yes, you mention that red warning and it has been lifted but a yellow warning remains in place across the hall of wales for snow and highs and also in the north and west of wales there is a warning for snow and wind. this actual role that iam standing snow and wind. this actual role that i am standing orders probably one of the better ones that i have travelled past on the radio this morning. the majority of the roads across cardiff this morning are very
treacherous and hardly any car is on the road. we saw four by fours getting stuck on the way bike. clearly this maul is causing easy the amount of disruption. we have heard that many four by fours are taking doctors to hospitals, health boards are urging anybody that works in hospitals that have four by fours to pick up other workers so that they can get in. there are reports of gps remaining in their surgeries overnight so that they can begin working this morning and be operational is. 1000 schools are closed across wales, 1000 houses are without power. it is affecting everything across the country, many say —— train services are closed. the mli, the main road in south wales is close, this is due to the amount of snow on the roads. the warning will remain in place for the rest of
the day here. it is bitterly cold, still snowing ever so slightly but with the wind chill you can really feel that by 20 out and about. we have only really seen about four to ten people in the 30 minutes that we have been standing out here. if there are few people making the most of it, there are a few people trying to organise a huge snowball fight in the centre of cardiff and we will try to get pictures for you of that later on. thank you very much indeed. as well as passengers and drivers being stranded on roads, in different parts of the country overnight, also there was one train that was stuck and stranded in the new forest. let us hear from one of the passengers who went through that ordeal. the train was running slowly but not making progress until it got to the new forest. we sat for three hours and upon reading that station
the train lost power, which meant that we lost lighting and heating. they managed to restore the lights but they did not have enough power to restore the heating and we spent the best part of the night without any heating. that was not the most pleasa nt any heating. that was not the most pleasant experience, you cannot sleep when you are called. i think the passengers were great, they sat and chatted. there was only one passenger that became agitated, eve ryo ne passenger that became agitated, everyone else was taking it in their stride and got on with it. there was no point in blaming any one individual. so, huge problems on the trains, the roads and some airports have been closed, many flights have been delayed or cancelled. here in alnwick in northumberland you can see so much snow here and although they roared through this market town is open, the snowploughs and gritters have been out, just down the road from here, the a1 is closed between alnwick and berwick and there have been a lot of stranded
motorists. some have been brought here to a sports hall where they are being looked after, desperate winter weather remains here. people in this town have said it is the worst winter weather we have seen for many yea rs. winter weather we have seen for many years. that is the latest from alnwick, back to you annita mcvey in the studio. thank you, go and get warm, ben. we can talk to our weather presenter christopher. all of the red warnings and amber warnings have disappeared, but we still have some yellow warnings. yes, and we should mention that the yellow warnings are for snow and ice, we have another band of snow coming up tonight and tomorrow, that is the next area of concern. they are not the kind of snow totals we have seen in recent days. you talking about five to ten
centimetres of snow and that will come from the south, it will come in across the south of england and wales this afternoon and there is a little bit of warm air, that is one kilometre above the knee at this year, that means that some of this snow might start as freezing rain, thatis snow might start as freezing rain, that is left with rain that has a temperature below zero and freezes on impact. it could be that for some people we are seeing a spell of icy, freezing rain and that it will transition to snow. that band of this role will push forward across england and wales, the night not be too much for northern ireland and thatis too much for northern ireland and that is one place that we have to give a warning out for. but we could get a little bit less than is expected. but that's snow pushes northwards and tonight and tomorrow it moves into scotland, similar amounts of snow, five to ten centimetres. still potentially treacherous conditions. i know that you have been giving figures about the amounts of snow. give us those, please. yes, we started across the east of england, the likes of
lincolnshire got hammered, 26 centimetres of snow in whittingham. 0ne centimetres of snow in whittingham. one of the things i have heard on twitter is that even though it has not been snowing, there remain big problems because the wind is blowing that snow that is both on the ground creating father drifts and people are struggling to get out and about, communities remain cut off, even if there is no snow falling from the skies. in scotland, wednesday and thursday we had big problems, bishopton had 45 centimetres of snow, that is close to glasgow. then there's the focus that shifted towards south—west england and parts of wales. the south of wales, near cardiff, we are talking about the course, 50 centimetres of snow. so this is the weather system that we have seen over the course of the last 2a hours and you can see how that area of snow really targeted the south—west of england and parts of wales. 50 centimetres towards the south coast of snow —— wales, near
the cardiff. that is above what was expected, incredible amounts of snow. absolutely. let us look further ahead, you were telling us about more snow coming in later today. looking towards the weekend, what can we expect? there is the risk of further precipitation coming in from the south, but it will not be as bad as it has been. temperatures will continue to rise, so we will probably see more of a mixture, at low levels there could be rain but more snow in the hills. the messages that this weekend will not be bad at all compared to what we have seen. the main concerns over the next 12 to 2a hours is this band of snow moving across the whole country bringing another thread of five to ten centimetres of snow and that could fall on what is already on the ground, it is also a concern, even outside of those areas getting the heavy snow. thank you, christopher. we are now hearing about a multi vehicle accident on
the m20 intent, eight vehicles involved in a crash due to sheet ice. it has closed the motorway in kent at the moment. i am trying to find out if we have specific junction numbers. junctions eight two junctions three. 0ne casualty has been reported, ambulance and police were in attendance and firefighters were cold to tackle the vehicle fire as a result of that crash. motorists have been warned to be extra cautious because of black ice on the carriageways. at the moment the road was closed and drivers on twitter have said that the m20 was like an ice rink, freezing rain being blamed. kent police have said thatjunctions eight 23 have sheet ice and this applies to the whole network and they are closing parts of that and are working with the ambulance service. this will affect lots of freight traffic and passengers heading for the dover ferry and the
eurotunnel. so you have to take a close look at your travel plans if you are heading in that direction. clearly you must exercise a huge amount of caution. the headlines. it is 21 minutes past 11. snow, ice and powerful winds continue to cause widespread disruption across the country with nine people now known to have died in wintry conditions. in other news, in a speech later today, theresa may will outline the relationship that the government wa nts relationship that the government wants with the eu after brexit. scientists suggest that there could be as many as five strains of diabetes rather than two in a discovery that could transform the way that the disease is treated. and in sport, more trouble for arsene wenger as arsenal suffered their second defeat in a week to manchester city, the scoreline was 3- manchester city, the scoreline was 3— single once more. better news for skipper phil neville whose lionesses
are off to a winning start in the cup. they have thrashed france 4—1. great britain ‘s men took gold in the teams pursued in the world track cycling championships in the netherlands. laura kenny got silver for the women in their pursuit final. i will be back with all of those stories later on. in a major speech this afternoon on a future brexit deal, the prime minister theresa may will set out five "tests" for a uk—eu deal and pledge to "bring our country together". in the speech she will say the deal must respect the referendum result. she will say it has to be an agreement that endures without the need for more negotiations. thirdly, she will say it is important to protect jobs and security. any deal she will say must ensure britain remains an outward looking european democracy. and finally it must strengthen
the union of the united kingdom. 0ur assistant political editor norman smith is in downing street and adam fleming is in brussels. let's cross first to norman. chris grayling said this morning that we cannot have everything that we might like from the eu. what was he doing with that comment, norman? was he laying the ground for the speech by theresa may later?|j was he laying the ground for the speech by theresa may later? i think so. he is suggesting that there will bea so. he is suggesting that there will be a much more conciliatory approach towards the eu and some of the red line is that they have sketched out, of the game in theresa may's speech is not the end of the arguments over brexit, it is not going to be peace in ourtime on brexit, it is not going to be peace in our time on the tory backbenches, it will not set out a definitive trade deal, the name of the game is to get the eu to at least begin serious trade talks. so, mrs may
will rhetorically reach out to the eu today, in effect saying to them forget all of the cake eating, we will not do that any more, we will ta ke will not do that any more, we will take your concerns seriously. we are listening to your issues around protecting the single market. and she will couple that, we are told, with some detail about the sort of proposals that the british government is looking at, such as identifying certain sectors where they would continue to abide by eu standards. such as the automotive sector, looking at other areas, where we could continue to come under the rule of eu regulators, such as in the aviation sector. the hope is that that will be enough to encourage eu negotiators to say, ok, these guys are at long last series and we can hold talks with them. interestingly, borisjohnson, and we can hold talks with them. interestingly, boris johnson, one and we can hold talks with them. interestingly, borisjohnson, one of the hardline brexiteers in budapest striking a noticeable consolatory pawn on the issue of eu migrants
coming to britain. ijust want pawn on the issue of eu migrants coming to britain. i just want to stress my instincts on the switch to try to be as generous and welcoming as they can be, whilst looking after the rights of the 1.2 million uk nationals who live elsewhere in the eu. so, whatever we nationals who live elsewhere in the eu. so, whateverwe do, it must nationals who live elsewhere in the eu. so, whatever we do, it must be straight forward and i hope that our friends understand that. however, as much as mrs may would like to signal that the era of cake eating has come to an end, over her shoulders she must be aware that there are brexiteers looking for any sign of surrender and already some leave supporters have urged her not to be pushed around or two give ground and to be ready to walk away without a deal and go to world trade 0rganisation terms rather than concede too much to the eu, but the test for theresa may after she has
delivered this speech will be the reaction in brussels. will they buy it and say, ok, the reaction in brussels. will they buy itand say, ok, the uk is reaction in brussels. will they buy it and say, ok, the uk is now serious, they recognise our concerns, we can get down to serious trade negotiations? norman smith, thank you. let us go to brussels and adam fleming can join thank you. let us go to brussels and adam fleming canjoin us now. i think he is present, let us hope so. the key is! michel barnier hope that this would move things forward. that is what he said about this speech that theresa may is making today. what do we expect from it? the eu has made it easy by making a series of speeches yesterday suggesting what they want to hear from theresa may. donald tusk yesterday and michel barnier both gave speeches. michel barnier both gave speeches. michel barnier both gave speeches. michel barnierframe michel barnier both gave speeches. michel barnier frame that as the big questions that the uk will have to at least answer today. number one,
how much control does the uk actually want to take back? the more autonomy that the uk wants, well, then the less close relationship with the eu will be. if they can share some of that control, the course of the relationship will be. secondly, does the uk really wants to do trade deals with other countries at the expense of its trade relationship with europe? and the third big question is, what kind of country does the uk wants to be? and that want to stick to the eu, european social model of high wages, high regulation or call in an entirely different direction, or a partially different direction? those are the three big challenges that the eu has put to theresa may and we will see and she had them today. the other sort of challenge that michel barnier put to the entire uk political establishment, not naming theresa may in particular, he said basically you must get real and acknowledges that there could be
some cost to brexit, and that if you doa some cost to brexit, and that if you do a deal with the eu it will come with obligations. the other big thing he said is that the uk will have to make a big choices, the time for putting it off and seeing everything will be fine and crossing your fingers has everything will be fine and crossing yourfingers has come everything will be fine and crossing your fingers has come to an end, everything will be fine and crossing yourfingers has come to an end, it is time to choose, that is the eu brexit negotiators. on the issue of the irish border question, we do not know how much they can we will get speech on that today, have important for the eu is it important that they get some information about that and clarification? it is strange because in some ways there is no urgency at all because the eu is focusing on an option, that controversial idea of having a single regulatory area on the whole pile of ireland, that is what we have put into the draft brexit treaty that is being finalised by the member states and will be put on the table with negotiations with the brits. that is what they are focusing on because they have said from the eu
perspective, the first option, the preferred option of the government, it is about the future relationship and that is another negotiation that will only begin after eu leaders have adopted the guidelines for how that second stage of the brexit talks is going to look. in some ways, the urgency is about dealing with the text, the withdrawal agreement of the brexit treaty, rather than the future relationship regarding the irish border. and no one will listen to what theresa may thinks about that, the solution to the irish border, because she will have to sign this brexit treaty that has been proposed by the eu, which means that they will have to find a compromise on that language about ireland that theresa may can sign up to, so that remains the priority. adam, thank you very much. adam fleming and brussels. just before they go to the weather, we are getting a number of flood warnings coming into others. flooding is expected, immediate action is required. seven. north bank and the humber estuary west of hull. whitley
bay. kaymer. south cornwall course at mounts bay. seafront properties are being warned. the south cornwall coast from land's are being warned. the south cornwall coast from lands end to lizard point excluding mounts bay. swanage bay. the tyne estuary at north shields and howden pans. just taking you through the list that we have. we have seven flood warnings that have been issued. flooding is expected and immediate action is required. we will bring you more detail on that as we get it. and that takes us to the weather forecast now with simon king. yes, as well as lots of snow, there has been some flooding. but lots of snow has fallen in the last 2a hours. there is still more in the forecast and the icy blast remain with us. look at this photo from
staffordshire. the icicles are coming down from the vegetation. we had about 50 centimetres of snow falling in south wales, but widely up falling in south wales, but widely up in scotland, 45 centimetres across parts of lincolnshire as well. that easterly wind remains with us, bringing cold conditions, but look at this blob of the score here, milder here and that is associated with storm mr. we have less cold for the weekend but this weather front is going to bring further outbreaks of snow across the south—west of england and wales. we are looking at two to five centimetres, perhaps more over higher ground, fresh snow adulation is moving northward. showers across the north—east but cold, maximum temperature is barely above freezing but with the strong wind, particularly for wales on the east coast, it will feel colder than that, it could reach minus nine celsius. this evening the snow will
move northwards, southern parts of northern england will be affected. by that stage it should begin to ease off, so we could be looking at the covering of snow but the eyes will be a big risk going into tomorrow morning. further snow showers and ice for the north, temperatures well below freezing here. for the weekend, there will be a gradual improvement, it will remain cold in the north, milder in the south, the risk of snow and it also is a big risk, especially through the night. this is saturday morning, we could see some mist and fog across the south, some rain for the south—west and that could give us the south—west and that could give usa the south—west and that could give us a little bit of snow, too. elsewhere largely dry on saturday, with varying amounts of cloud. look at the temperatures, higher than they have been of the last few days, six, 7 degrees in the south—west of england, but that milder air will push northwards. we are seeing some showers, the risk of some snow across the north of england, but a
look at these temperatures. five 29 degrees, much milder compared to the last few days, further north it is chilly, to 2a degrees. disruption likely for today but hopefully over the weekend things will improve. this is bbc news — our latest headlines: snow, ice and powerful winds continue to cause widespread disruption — weather warnings remain in place across much of the uk and nine people are known to have died since the wintry conditions set in. theresa may will deliver a major speech this lunchtime pledging to bring the country together around the deepest possible free trade deal after brexit. scientists say diabetes should be regarded as five separate diseases, rather than the current two types — which researchers say will help better tailor people's treatment. the chief medical officer for england warns that people
are being exposed to a daily cocktail of pollution that is having a significant impact on health. prince harry and meghan markle have invited over 2,600, including 1,200 members of the public, into the grounds of windsor castle to watch their wedding. in a moment, the discovery of more than 750,000 penguins living in a colony off the antarctic peninsula. it is nice weather for penguins! now a look at the sports news. if you're an arsenal fan, you might be feeling a sense of deja vu. their team put in another poor performance, which ended in their second 3—0 defeat to manchester city in a week. the champions elect are now 16 points clear at the top of the premier league. after city's third goal went in, the sound of boos from the half empty stands at the emirates could be heard
above city's celebrations. former arsenal great martin keown was watching he's among those calling for manager arsene wenger to go. as a player, you're tapped on the shoulder by arsene wenger, as i was, and he says, "look, your time's up, fella, you're too old." when are you too old as a manager? when's it gone? that's what we're talking about, because we're not seeing it on the pitch, what he created, such magic in the past, it's gone now, it's not there. but, you know, "one more go". it's almost like a boxer in the ring, "one more fight". and no—one is throwing in the towel. while one manager might have overstayed his welcome, phil neville has got off to a cracking start in his new role. the england lionesses thrashed france 4—1 in the shebelieves cup in ohio. neville said he had butterflies before his first match in charge, but the players didn't.
i think bravery is the one word i have used more than any other word in the last three days. it is he saying it, but the hardest thing is to do it. my players played with massive courage today against a side that, you know, say what you want, but we have been really poor against them. katarina johnson-thompson has started her bid for pentathlon goal in the world indoor championships. she was sixth fastest in the opening event, the 60 metre hurdles. next it is the highjump event, the 60 metre hurdles. next it is the high jump with the shot putt, long jump is the high jump with the shot putt, longjump and is the high jump with the shot putt, long jump and 800 metres to follow. last night, the first medal on the world stage, bronze in the 3000 metres, she said it almost made the lee mccoy meant more to her than the european gold. he's been called the next bradley wiggins by one of his team mates teenager ethan hayter, helped great britain take gold in the men's team pursuit, at the world track cycling championships in the netherlands. the foursome also included elder statesman ed clancy who was very
impressed by the teenager. is then come i don't know, i think he is the next wiggins, to be honest. but it that way. he is really that good. good on the road, got are track, arguably the strongest guy on the team today. what is he? 19 years old? yes. laura kenny's first race since the rio 0lympics ended with a silver medal the women's team pursuit. she said they couldn't help but feel disappointed, with second place, behind the united states but she was happy to be back. i'm shattered. normally i am in bed by this time with the little one. exactly, year! it is like interval training at night time. you know, i am busy delighted to be back on the track. one of the big talking points, during and after the winter olympics in pyeongchang, was of funding for british athletes. basketball was one of the sports that wasn't happy with the millions spent on team gb at the winter games, whilst they had their funding cut.
sports minister tracey crouch says she's doing all she can to resolve the issue. basketball is an incredibly important sport. it does a great deal of social good, it inspires people in very urban communities to participate in sport. it is important that they see a pathway into being able to represent the country. with that in mind, i am, next week, hosting an emergency summit to try to bring all of the parties together so that we can have some sort of solution to the issue around funding. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. thank you very much. let's return to the weather. snow, ice and powerful wind are continuing to cause disruption, we are getting a warning from the weather forecasters about the freezing rain causing black ice, sheet ice, on the roads. weather warnings are in place are still for much of the uk come and we know that nine people have died since the wintry conditions set in on tuesday.
let's return to my colleague ben brown, who is in alnwick. yes, we are in alnwick, northumberland. you can see possibly behind me one of the cars that has been stranded. there is a snowplough across this row of shops. they are saying this is the worst snow they have seen here for about eight yea rs. have seen here for about eight years. iam not have seen here for about eight years. i am not sure if they are going to try to get the snowplough to tow the car away. but it is one of multiple vehicles around here, surrounding villages, that have simply got stuck and stranded in the snow, very high snowdrifts in parts of northumberland, as we have seen right around the country. huge travel disruption, planes, trains, roads, right around the uk, enormous problems. let's go first of all to chris page, our correspondent in dublin. in parts of ireland, there has been a red warning, a potential
threat to life. bring us up—to—date with the situation there? yes, it is not often you see a european capital city as deserted as this, but we are right in the centre of dublin were just about everything is shut. there i few shops open, but almost everywhere the shutters down. hardly any ca rs everywhere the shutters down. hardly any cars on the roads. this street is normally thick with traffic all day long, but mostly black leading the government advice not to drive. the government was saying that people should stay indoors and not go out at all, but this morning they withdrew that advice, so people are out and about on foot. there are very few taking to the roads in their cars. there is a status red warning for the next... well, over the coming hours, for most parts of the coming hours, for most parts of the irish republic, including here in dublin. most schools have been closed, the army has been out and about helping the emergency services. most people have been
keeping themselves safe. the irish prime minister has given a series of news conferences in which he has emphasised that there is a risk to life. that is what the red weather warning means. ithink life. that is what the red weather warning means. i think people life. that is what the red weather warning means. ithink people have, for the most part, stayed at home, maybe going into their garden to build a snowman or two, making the most of these picturesque scenes. some people have had their camera out, looking to capture the moment. some say this is the biggest snowfall in the irish republic for about 30 years. so, dublin is basically being shut down today, there are a few hardy taxi drivers ferrying tourists around the town, but that is really about the height of activity. people here are still braced for more snow to come. as you can see, it is still coming down. the wind has been whipping the snow into drifts, the wins from storm emma have also been blowing through the countryside. i think that people are going to be taking it as easy as they can, certainly until tea—time, when he red warning is due to run
out. ok, chris page, thank you. let me bring you the latest on this vehicle in alnwick that got stuck. a snowplough has just managed to free it from the snow. that is a bit of good news from alnwick, one motorist that has his vehicle out of the snow. it is pretty treacherous conditions here. the a—1 from alnwick up to berwick is closed. this is about as far as you can get at the moment. let's talk about the plains and the situation at heathrow airport, in particular. victoria fritz is there this morning. victoria? their flight cancellations across the uk. today is expected to be the worst day. there have been inbound flights cancelled coming from dubai, new york, singapore. it is thought that the number of british people that are currently
stranded abroad on holiday might be around 50,000 people. hundreds of flights have been cancelled from heathrow. british airways is operating about three quarters of the normal schedule. we have ever and is, loved hands and united air as well cancelling some flights. —— luftha nsa. lufthansa. the runway is pretty good, does not have snow on it. they had been working hard to de—ice to make sure it is safer planes land. —— safe for planes to land. heathrow operator 98% capacity. to deal with some other cancellations and whether they have to create gaps in schedule. what they are doing, it is a plan that came into force after the snow that we had in 2010, to create gaps in the schedule. it means if there were six flights going to milan from heathrow today, they would reduce that to four. it
means that the planes are still going to destinations, they are still moving around this airport. there are fewer of them. they are trying to get people to where they need to go. a lot of the airlines have said that we are going to try to get you on different flights, you might arrive a little earlier or later than you thought. the airlines have been pretty good at letting people know what has been going on. in terms of getting to the airport in the first place, you will remember yesterday that paddington station in london, the place where you get the heathrow express, heathrow connect from, they had a reduced service. heathrow express say they are still operating three services an hour, they normally have four. we went on city, and the last four. we went on city, and the last four heathrow express services coming into here have been cancelled. it is definitely worth planning ahead, look around and make sure you don't have a wasted journey
getting to the airport, because it is pretty cold here. to stay at home if you can. thank you very much. victoria fritz, the transport correspondent with the latest on the situation with flights. of course, railways, 20 rail services are saying they have reduced services. 0n the roads, the aa have been saying not to go out u nless aa have been saying not to go out unless it is essential. roads are like ice rinks in some parts of the country. we have seen nine deaths that have been caused by the wintry weather and we have also seen thousands of homes without power today in various parts of the country, and still thousands of schools that are closed because teachers and children simply can't get there. that is the latest from where we are in alnwick, northumberland. back to you in the studio. hundreds of people were stranded in
ca rs hundreds of people were stranded in cars overnight and several trends got stuck due to the severe weather. dave taylor is one of many passengers that spent the night stuck on a train. he is safely home now. his train left london waterloo at 5.45, and he did not get off the train until8am at 5.45, and he did not get off the train until 8am this morning. to say you were relieved to get home, that must be the understatement. tell us about your night? absolutely. that was a two and a half hourjourney, typically, that took 15 hours today. we pretty much made our way out of waterloo slightly delayed, and then, u nfortu nately, we waterloo slightly delayed, and then, unfortunately, we hit trouble as we run into basingstoke. from that point, we pretty much spent 12 hours in the fridge, going nowhere, no power. no heating at all? nothing. nothing. what about food, water? no
food, thankfully when the fire brigade arrived, along with medics, they decided it would be sensible to bring some water along. they went back to the fire station locally and brought plenty of water. so that was great. what about information in terms of the train company? were they giving you any information, keeping you up—to—date? they giving you any information, keeping you up-to-date? we had information from the guard, and i do feel very sorry for the position he was in. quite frankly, the information was pretty useless. none of it came to fruition. we were promised another train would join behind us, and give us the power that we needed so we could push forward. that never happened. we we re forward. that never happened. we were also promised an evacuation diesel train that would be coming alongside within the hour. i would say that was probably about four hours when it finally arrived. the
train you were on did not get moving, you were taken on to another train, is that right? absolutely. we got evacuated, the diesel train came alongside and we were marched to the front of the train that had frozen to the tracks. we were bridged across to the diesel train. thankfully, a warm diesel train, with tea and coffee. and with toilets that were not blocked? correct! i read that that was another unfortunate element of your night spent on the train as well. do you have any sympathy for the situation in which the train company found itself, or do you think that generally in this country we ought to be able to do better in adverse weather conditions? as a nation come i think we should be able to handle these weather conditions better. in terms of the way south western railway handled the situation, i think as a company they have let commuters down massively.
communication, clearly, from control to the driver and the guard on our particular train was not accurate by any particular train was not accurate by a ny stretch particular train was not accurate by any stretch of the imagination. the guard was very transparent about him being unable to contact the control room throughout the night. a lot of us were room throughout the night. a lot of us were just sleeping and hoping that the situation would improve. finally, briefly, are you staying indoors today? i certainly am. the heating is on! wise man. thank you very much, dave taylor. thanks for sharing your experience with us. just some breaking news to bring you about the three form your senior tesco executives who are to... who we re tesco executives who are to... who were due to face a jury over an accounting scandal, their first trial was abandoned last month after one of the defendants had a heart attack. we are hearing they are to face a jury for a second time, the serious fraud office says it will set a date for that in due course.
more coming up in business news. prince harry and meghan markle have invited more than 2,000 people — including 1,200 members of the public — into the grounds of windsor castle to watch the arrival and departure of the bride and groom at their wedding. kensington palace says those invited will include people from every corner of the united kingdom. i'm joined now by our royal correspondent sarah campbell. tell us more about the invite? we got a press release at about 9am this morning. 2000 people from a range of charities that they support. 100 people from local schools. 610 people from the windsor castle community and 530 members of the royal households and the crown estate. clearly, those are sectioned off, you can't volunteer to get into those. the 1200 members of the public, evil will want to know how to get that invite, basically, you have to be well known to the —— people will want enough to get the invite. basically have to be well—known the people who are
nominating. that couple have asked the people be chosen from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people that have shown strong leadership and those that have served amenities. very much in keeping with their style as individuals and a couple? absolutely right. they would get a prime spot in windsor castle. they will get the first view of meghan markle's dress as she comes out of the door. i am sure it is a place a lot of people would like to be. thank you very much for that. in a moment, a summary of the business news. first, the headlines. snow, ice and powerful wind continues to cause widespread disruption across the country with nine people now know to have died in wintry conditions. in a speech this lunchtime, theresa may will outline the relationship the government once with the eu after brexit. as scientists suggest there could be as many as five strains of diabetes, rather than two, could be as many as five strains of diabetes, ratherthan two, in could be as many as five strains of diabetes, rather than two, in a discovery that could transform the way the disease is treated. in the business news...
the bank of england governor mark carney has warned that cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin should be regulated to crack down on illegal activities and protect the financial system. in a speech in edinburgh mr carney branded cryptocurrencies a failure, a lottery and said they exhibit the classic hallmarks of bubbles that attract fools. the company co—founded by disgraced us movie mogul harvey weinstein has been bought and will now be run by a largely—female board. mr weinstein is facing dozens of allegations of sexual abuse. the weinstein company said at the beginning of this week that it would file for bankruptcy. businesswoman maria contreras—sweet is leading the investor group that is paying $500 million for the compa ny‘s assets, which include films and tv programmes. the food standards agency is to hold a major review into the sites where meat products are processed and stores in the uk. it follows a series of incidents in the last six months over hygiene rules.
it said people rightly expect food businesses to keep to the rules, rules designed to keep consumers safe and to sustain public trust in food — and food businesses have a duty to follow the regulations. initial findings are expected in june let's return to our top story now and the scathing attack on cryptocurrencies like bitcoin by the head of the bank of england mark carney. mr carney has taken aim at the dangers they pose to financial stability because of their wild volatility. carney did not call for a ban but said they needed to be regulated in a similar way to other parts of the financial system. joining us now is james hughes, chief market analyst, at axitrader. he did not mince his words, really tough words from mr carney. what is he so concerned about? they are tough words. the issue that we have
with cryptocurrencies and the issue all around the world with these is the fact that, of course, they are unregulated. but they have such massive swings in price. that is the most worrying thing. if you are an investor in bitcoin or any of these cryptocurrencies, you have to have deep pockets with your investment. you can be very much in the money, in profit with trading, or you can be out of the money, very ugly. what mark carney is doing is giving a warning, yes, but he is trying to protect people's money if they are investing in cryptocurrency. the whole point of this being the signs ofa whole point of this being the signs of a bubble is very true. when you see something that goes up so dramatically and so quickly, often the downside when it finally does burst, all we do see negativity with it, the downside is equally as aggressive. that would be the worrying point. he was tough on a number of other things, tougher
regulation. 0ne number of other things, tougher regulation. one of the real positives that a lot of people that invest in cryptocurrency talk about is the fact that they like the fact that there is no regulation. it is a very difficult one to judge and plan for. ok, thank you very much, james hughes. there have been jitters across stock markets worldwide after a promise by donald trump to tax aluminium and steel imports. he said he would slap 2596 steel imports. he said he would slap 25% on the imports and said today that he welcomed the trade war. the sell—off is pretty broad. you can see the ftse100 down by 1%, the dax and the cac is down. china's foreign ministry has called on the us to respect multilateral trade rules and has urged restraint in imposing protective measures. the pound, at the bottom of the board, is close to a seven—week low against the dollar. we're waiting for the speech from theresa may on her plans for the
trade deal with the european union. back to you. let's go straight to the weather forecast. here is simon king. more snow in the forecast today. i suspect it is not going to be as much as we had over the last 24 hours in parts of south wales and the south—west. look at the snowd rifts the south—west. look at the snowdrifts in worcestershire. incredible snowdrifts, actually, across many parts. the wind is whipping up the snow. we had about 50 centimetres of snow in south wales through the night. even in scotland, 45 centimetres here. quite widely those depths into the 20s. we have an easterly wind bringing bitterly cold air. this little blog of less cold, milder air, bitterly cold air. this little blog of less cold, milderair, as bitterly cold air. this little blog of less cold, milder air, as i said, from storm emma, it is moving northwards. ahead of that we have another band of snow moving northwards. now and again, still the risk of freezing rain across southern areas. increasingly during
this afternoon there will be some snow, fairly patchy snow, moving its way across southern parts. two five centimetres, perhaps ten centimetres of the higher ground. still some showers over the east of scotland and northern ireland. another cold. temperatures at best about freezing. with the wind chill it will feel like —5 or about —10 degrees. through this evening and tonight, that area of snow will continue to move northwards. it will tend to ease off, giving a covering in north wales and southern parts of england. it is going to be quite an icy night. temperatures going well below freezing again into the start of the weekend. the risk of ice to start off and there will be mist and fog developing in southern areas as well. 0ver developing in southern areas as well. over the weekend it is still going to stay cold in the north, less cold in the south. there is the risk of some snow, but over the weekend it will improve. this is saturday. mist and fog will tend to
clear away. we could see rain across south—western part of iran. still some snow showers across scotland. for most of us would will be a dry day. look at the temperatures in the south. still colder air in place across northern areas. this is sunday, still some snow across the higher ground of northern england and across scotland. rain showers into the south. across southern areas, the temperatures will continue to rise, nine or 10 celsius in southern areas. further north, you will see temperatures rising by a feud agrees. certainly less bitter as we go to the weekend. there will still be some frost around, ice as well. more details on the website. that is all from me. goodbye. this is bbc news. i'm ben brown live in alnwick. the headlines at 12... snow, ice and powerful winds continue to cause widespread disruption across the country, with 9 people now known to have died in wintry conditions.
the army has been deployed to rescue drivers trapped on motorways, and passengers have been forced to spend the night on a train. we lost power as well. we managed to restore the power so we had lighting but we had no heating and things like the brew the car had run out of food and drink earlier on in the evening. so it was a pretty cold night. i'm annita mcveigh. the other main stories developing this morning: in a speech later, theresa may will outline the relationship the government wants with the eu after brexit. scientists suggest that there could be as many as five strains of diabetes, rather than two, in a discovery which could transform the way the disease is treated. donald trump says trade was a good
asa donald trump says trade was a good as a decision is made regarding trade imports. england's chief medical officer warns people are being exposed to a "daily cocktail" of pollution. members of the public — who will be able to watch prince harry and meghan markle from the grounds of windsor castle. —— donald trump says "trade wars are good", amid controversy over his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. good afternoon. welcome to bbc newsroom live. weather warnings remain in place for much of the uk this morning. nine people are now known to have died in weather—related incidents since the severe conditions first hit earlier in the week. a met office red "danger to life" warning covering south—west england and south wales has been lifted — but amber and yellow alerts for snow, ice and wind are still widely in force.
the environment agency has issued seven flood warnings and 20 flood alerts for coastal areas in the south—west and north—east of england. police — with help from the military — have been rescuing drivers trapped in snow, as blizzards continue to sweep across the uk. in the last few minutes we've heard the m62 has been closed indefinitely between rochdale and huddersfield. many areas face a fourth day of disruption, as trains and flights are cancelled — about 50 passengers spent the night stuck on a train near christchurch in dorset. thousands of schools are closed, while 5,000 homes in the north—west of england are without electricity. let's get the latest from ben brown who's in alnwick in northumberland. yes, thank you very much. good
afternoon from alnwick, this is one of the many towns across the country that has been so rarely affected by the snow. we have said this is the worst snow we have seen for eight yea rs. worst snow we have seen for eight years. up the road, the a1 is blocked from here to derek and about 70 lorry drivers and other motorists we re 70 lorry drivers and other motorists were brought to a sports hall here in alnwick because the vehicles were stranded on the a1. we have seen that situation time and again on the m62 and also on those roads in the south of england, where police have had to declare a major incidents after hundreds and hundreds of drivers were stranded in the car is overnight. 0ur reporters duncan kennedy and robert hall watched what unfolded overnight. with every mile, the clouds came lower. more snow swirled, and the carriageway began to disappear. by the time we reached
the hills of wiltshire, the blizzard had begun. very soon everything ground to a halt. travelling tonight from east to west is absolutely horrendous. if i put the window down, hopefully you can see that, it is driving snow. we probably have six or seven inches here. in front and behind, hundreds of vehicles were going nowhere. we hope to get to taunton eventually but at the moment it is not looking very promising and we could be stuck. with lorries blocking half the road, the snowploughs struggled to clear a path. trying to get to an old people's home to to get the heating on. i've been stuck out here since 3pm this afternoon. do you think you will get out? of course we will. there is worse trouble at sea! at the foot of the next hill, delivery driver mark brown had become a traffic marshal. you seem to be taking charge of this. well, somebody needs to.
finally after six hours the traffic began to crawl on, but this was going to be a very long night. robert hall, bbc news, chicklade in wiltshire. this is one of the major routes through the new forest. but last night hundreds of motorists were trapped here for hours. how long have you been here? um, i've been here about eight and a half hours. eight and a half hours? for six miles, the dual carriageway became a snow—encrusted pavement. what's that? it's some overalls. brilliant. that keeps it out a bit, doesn't it? a little bit. the wind dragged temperatures down to minus ten. how are you for supplies — water, food, blankets? i'm melting ice. i'm melting snow to drink because i've drank mine. everywhere we went people shivered in their cars, unaware of when they'd get out. many of these drivers will have spent six, seven, eight, nine hours stuck here on the a31 going absolutely nowhere. also lacking supplies of water, food, blankets and fuel. some drivers went the wrong way down the snow—covered verge to escape.
0thers decided to walk. i think it's gridlocked. by late evening, police declared a major incident, which gave the order to bring in heavy equipment. it wasn't until early this morning, ten hours after it started, traffic began moving, past abandoned vehicles in the direction of warmth and safety. duncan kennedy, bbc news, on the a31. we can speak to duncan live now. that was quite a night that you had. tell us more about what it was like? well, ben, for those people, we were
there for ten hours or so, freezing is the word that comes to mind and you really felt for those people who run out of food. you saw that man sucking on the ice to get water because he had run out of liquids. 0ther because he had run out of liquids. other people had children in the queue. no way out. we asked if we could help but we could not get out either. it was a horrendous night. and no real explanation as to why it happened. we do not know whether it was a crash, jackknifed lorry and so on. there were lots of abandoned ca rs on. there were lots of abandoned cars but no obvious sign as to why that was the case. so many hours of frustration and called, people shivering in their cars. it was the uncomfortable for hundreds and hundreds of people. but people were not just hundreds of people. but people were notjust inside the car is, they we re notjust inside the car is, they were trapped inside trains, like this one. this was the 505 out of waterloo in london, but about 50 people spent 15 hours on the screen,
trapped just up here between new milton and so we in the new forest. they were notjust milton and so we in the new forest. they were not just trapped milton and so we in the new forest. they were notjust trapped on that screen and could not get off, there was no lighting or hitting, there was no lighting or hitting, there was no lighting or hitting, there was no food, the buffet car ran out. people were rapping jumpers around the feed to keep warm. people were trying to sleep in the luggage rack! 0ne trying to sleep in the luggage rack! one of those passengers on board was a man called philip brown. he was on board for 15 hours and said that he had a horrendous night. when they left, we lost power. they managed to restore power so we left, we lost power. they managed to restore power so we had lighting but no heating. and things like the buffet car had run out of food and drink earlier in the evening. so it was a pretty cold night. how long we re was a pretty cold night. how long were you on the train for? so, it wasjust after 7:30am
were you on the train for? so, it was just after 7:30am when they got the rescue train and that got us here about hour later. so, 14 hours? yes, 14, 15 hours, something in that region. i do not know any more. something like 14 to 15 hours. what was it like on that train, what were people doing and saying? some people sat chatting, many were taking it in their stride, you cannot point the finger of blame at individuals, i felt sorry for the guards. the guard on the train and the driver they met and spoke to people and were telling us and spoke to people and were telling us and apologising about what they we re us and apologising about what they were being told but i do not think they were getting enough information. it felt like no one had a plan. every business must have a continuity plan, when something goes wrong you have to know what to do. it feels like no one had a plan for this situation. sol it feels like no one had a plan for this situation. so i felt sorry for the guards and along with talking, some people manage to sleep. i think
most of us did not manage to sleep because it was called, it is difficult is great when you are called. was there any food, any buffet car? nothing left, there was something in the evening but by the time we were delayed, the small buffet car was empty. well, philip brown told us that he was completely disorientated by this experience, he has now gone home. we got him off at his house and he has gone to sleep. many passengers on that team are angry that they could not get information. one guard was on board but he was not getting much information. it deeply uncomfortable night on board. south west trains, the operators, they have issued an apology to all the people caught on that train and other trains caught up that train and other trains caught up in this incident last night. they have said they have tried to give houghton hall accommodation to people, food and warmth, but said they have been overwhelmed by what happened last night. —— to give hotel accommodation to people. the
appalling circumstances has made it an uncomfortable night for all those on board. thank you, duncan and well done on surviving that! let us bring you up to date in the situation in northumberland and specifically where we are which is alnwick. we can speak to a local councillor, robbie, from northumberland county council. he represents alnwick on that county council. there is so much small, what is the situation? yes, we have been working hard to get the minnows cleared. the a1 is clear and going south of alnwick. the a695 and is coming clearer. but the teams have been working really hard. —— get the votes cleared. and the run—up to the beast from the east coming, we put aside half £1 million to get our stock is up to date, specifically our salt stocks and that is coming into place. but
the a1 remains closed. yes, but we are working hard to get that clear. we have also put in place last night the rescue centre in alnwick and further north in berwick, which has housed lorry drivers and driver stranded on the a1 north of alnwick. they got stuck in their vehicles and needed somewhere to rest for the night? absolutely, we have relied upon the willpower of the community coming together and the community spirit, and we must also thank our farmers any local area. without the rule farming community, rural roads would not be open as quickly as they are the moment. so we must thank them. a lot of people in the villages surrounding this location are stuck at the moment? yes, northumberland is a very rural
cou nty northumberland is a very rural county and getting those villagers back on the name roads is difficult. the wind and the snowdrifts are causing the problems and that is really what is blocking the roads rather than the snowfall. who are you concerned for most of all, the elderly and vulnerable? absolutely, they are our priority and we have brought our services together. the fire service are also coming in, extra council staff are coming in to help out. local community groups are coming out to try to make sure that those vulnerable people are being looked after, especially in these wintry conditions. and all of the schools are closed around you? u nfortu nately, yes, schools are closed around you? unfortunately, yes, they will be closed today and we will have to review the situation for monday. fingers crossed, it is looking like it will clear up over the weekend and we will have to review it on monday. is this the worst you have seen here for years? yes, since 2010
when we had a huge dump of snow. it has certainly been the worst since then. but it is nothing that we cannot handle. you fool that you we re cannot handle. you fool that you were prepared, you had a few days notice that this was coming? absolutely, that is why we put that emergency funding in place to get our salt stocks higher and they are in place. so absolutely, we have the grit in place and it is about refilling those grit bins that have been used by residents locally and northumberland county council's website, people can go on and login to find out where the salt stocks are to find out where the salt stocks a re low to find out where the salt stocks are low and then we can be filled those bins for them as quickly as possible. thank you very much indeed, that is councillor robin moore with the latest from northumberland. back to annita mcvey in the studio in london. thank you very much, ben brown. 0ur correspondent chris page is in dublin. good afternoon to you. what is the
situation like where you are? well, the beast from the east having swept through the uk has set the irish republic, there is a red warning in place for most of the country, including here in dublin. this is grafton street, you might be familiar with this very famous shopping street if you have edited the city. all of the shops are closed, people are out and about and as the morning has worn on, i am frightened to see it, but i think it is getting less called, so some people have got out and about and they are trying to make the most of this picturesque scenes. nobody has quite seen dublin like this, it has been more than 30 years people have said since there has been as heavy snow as theirs in this part ireland. but the irish prime minister has held a series of news conferences in which he said yesterday people should remain indoors from four
o'clock in the afternoon and should not go out at all. this morning the government has withdrawn that warning and said it is ok to go out on foot, as people are doing, but they have said it is not safe to drive. so dublin remains a city in lockdown, there are just a few shots —— shops that are open but the vast majority of businesses have closed for the day, public transport is off, the schools have closed, and this is not at all what you would expect when you are standing in a european capital city. thank you for that, chris page, in dublin. let me tell you, we have had this from kent police, they have said that there we re police, they have said that there were more than 59 accidents in the rush hour this morning, with 20 of those in the space ofjust five minutes. so that really is quite useless the state and just to remind eve ryo ne useless the state and just to remind everyone that they must be exceptionally careful on the roads.
the authorities in some areas have said that people have a wide interpretation of what essential journeys are and they are urging people to remain at home if at all possible. we can speak to our weather presenter chris fawkes. you can tell us about these treacherous road conditions. yes, firstly we will be worth the amount of snow we have seen. across the north—east of scotland, getting her hair particularly hard. the focus of the snow was across the south west of england and wales. you can see it piling in. some enormous falls of snow, up to half a metre in places. it has been worthy of that red weather warning that the met office issued for the sad of wales. but i wa nted issued for the sad of wales. but i wanted to freeze the reader. —— south—east of wales. what we have got at the moment is eerily of warm
airand what got at the moment is eerily of warm air and what that is doing is, it is melting the snow on to beat down into rain and that is falling as frozen air, liquid water does not have to freeze until it gets 2—12d, people think it freezes at ziegele but it can get 2—12 before it has to turn to ice. this is what freezing rain is and that is incredibly dangerous. at the moment we have a number of reports of freezing rain from south wales into the north of england. it can turn two black eyes, you cannot see it but if you are driving in yourcarand you cannot see it but if you are driving in your car and your thermometer has said that that temperatures below zero and it is raining, you are in trouble because you cannot grit the roads for this stuff, it gets washed off by the freezing rain and the next lot gets hit on impact. that is why it is so dangerous. important to take that into consideration of people have to be out on the roads. i know you have been getting some official
statistics on the amount of snow. take us through those, please. yes, we can look at those on this next chart. we have had half a metre of snow near cardiff. incredible amounts of snow and that is really low down, we're not talking about hills, that amount of snow has been low—down. looking at the forecaster with the next 24 hours or so, we have a band of freezing rain, it will probably transition to snow. five to ten centimetres of snow is possible through the night. that will move northwards. we will also have plenty of snow showers across the east of scotland, the north—east of england and that could result in five to ten centimetres of snow. we could see slightly less in northern ireland, there is some uncertainty as to how much will land there. briefly, for the weekend? temperatures are rising but will be below average, so it is not as cold
as it has been but there's the potential for some as it has been but there's the potentialfor some big as it has been but there's the potential for some big clumps as it has been but there's the potentialfor some big clumps of showers, more of a mixture of rain and sleet at lower levels but probably still somehow snow around. for the weekend the will begin to set and we should see some of those snow portals which is a little bit. hopefully the impact is listening as well. thank you for bringing us up to date, chris. we are going to bring you the sport update. hello. manchester city could wind the premier league title by the middle of april if results continue to go there way. another 3—0 victory over arsenal puts them 16 points clear at the top of the table. arsenal manager arsene wenger has been left with more questions about his future as a result. martin keown, former arsenal great, he was
watching at the emirates last night and is calling for the manager to go. as the player you are tapped on the shoulder by arsene wenger and hope that you are poor old. —— and hold that you are too old. when is he going to be too old? it is always one more fight, one more year, one more goal and nobody has throw—in in the towel. phil neville has got off to a cracking start in his new position. the england lionesses thrashed france 3—0. the england lionesses thrashed france 3-0. bravery is the one word i have used more than any other in the last three days. it is easy to say it but the hardest thing is to do it and the players played with massive courage against the side that, you know, see what you want, we have been really poor against them. katarina johnson-thompson has
started her bed for pentathlon gold at the indoor championships in birmingham. she was sixth fastest in the opening event this morning, the 60 metre hurdles. the highjump is going on at the moment where the shot putt, long jump and 800m to follow. and these are the pictures of laura muir who won are first medal on the world stage, bronze and 80,000 metres. she said it always meant more to her than her european gold medals. some breaking news, clodius —— gymnast fryjapan gold medals. some breaking news, clodius —— gymnast fry japan will not be competing at the next commonwealth games, she has broken her ankle. we will bring you more on that later. thank you for that. in a major speech this afternoon on a future brexit deal, the prime minister theresa may will set out five "tests" for a uk—eu deal and pledge
to "bring our country together". in the speech she will say the deal must respect the referendum result. she will say it has to be an agreement that endures without the need for more negotiations. thirdly, she will say it is important to protect jobs and security. any deal she will say must ensure britain remains an outward looking european democracy. and finally it must strengthen the union of the united kingdom. —— claudia fragapane has suffered a torn achilles tendon in training that will result in her unfortunately having to withdraw from forthcoming competitions including the british championship, gymnastics world cup and the commonwealth games. let us speak to norman smith now.|j think we can expect a much more
consolatory speech and an attempt to reach out to the eu to address some of the concerns about the attitude in london and to come up with proposals which fought in number ten will see will be credible and realistic and practical, so there will be some detail about parts of the british economy which the british government will be ok to still be aligned to, for example, the eu standards, they will be details on those areas where we will continue to operate regarding the eu regulatory bodies but the really significant thing will be that horn and what we will get is in effect a sign that the era of cake eating is over, at least in terms of negotiations, we will not pretend that we can have our cake and eat it but instead acknowledge the principles of the eu around the single market and the red lines. in other words, we will tell them that we understand where they are coming from and take it on board and will
you now see was look at this package of proposals that we are putting forward today? interestingly, today we have from the foreign secretary borisjohnson in we have from the foreign secretary boris johnson in budapest we have from the foreign secretary borisjohnson in budapest and they we re borisjohnson in budapest and they were striking a much more accommodating pawn, talking about the rights of eu migrants coming to britain. ijust the rights of eu migrants coming to britain. i just want to stress my instincts on this which are to try to be as generous and as welcoming as we can be, whilst looking after the rights of the 1.2 million uk nationals who live elsewhere in the eu. so, whatever we do there must be strict agreement and friendship and i hope that our friends understand that. the difficulty is whether the proposals that mrs may sketches out and a language that users will go far enough because the line from brussels in the past few days seems to have significantly hardened and they have never really budged from they have never really budged from the hall —— they have never really budged from the hall -- quora red lines that you
cannot cherry—pick, you cannot say we will have that bit of the single market but we do not want the obligations that go with it and the dangers are that the proposals that mrs may, but do they do not address those concerns. but what we will see it at least an attempt to get the eu to sit down and begin those crucial trade talks. ok, norman, thank you very much. this beat is notjust for the domestic audience, the european union will also be listening to the uk's negotiating position and whether i spoke to adam fleming, our brussels reporter, and asked him what the eu wants the year. —— wants to hear. michel barnier and the donald tusk did speeches yesterday. michel barnierframe donald tusk did speeches yesterday. michel barnier frame that as the big questions that the uk will have to at least partially answer today. number one, how much control does
the uk actually really want to take back? tomorrow economy the uk ones, the less close the relationship with the less close the relationship with the eu will be. as we can share some of that control, then the course of the relationship will be. secondly, does the uk would we want to do trade gales with other countries at the expense of its trade relationship with europe? thirdly, what kind of country does the uk wa nt to what kind of country does the uk want to be? does it wants to stick to eu, european social model of high regulations or go on a completely different direction, or a partially different direction, or a partially different direction? those are the three big challenges that the eu has put two theresa may and we will see if she and of them today. the other challenge that michel barnier put to the entire uk political establishment, not naming theresa may in particular, he said basically you must get real and acknowledge that there could be some cost to brexit and that if you do a deal with the eu, it is going to
come with obligations. the other big thing he said was that the uk is going to have to make some choices, the time for putting it off and seeing everything is going to be fine and crossing your fingers has come to an end. it is time to choose. that is the message from the eu brexit negotiators. specifically on the question of the irish border, iam not on the question of the irish border, i am not sure about what detail we will get in a speech today, how argent is it from the eu's perspective that they get some details and clarification, which is what they have been calling for?m isa what they have been calling for?m is a little bit strange in that in some ways there is no urgency because what the eu is focusing on is what is not —— known as option c, a single regulatory era only all isle of arran, that is what they have put into the ricksen draft treaty and it will be finalised by the member states and put on the table for negotiations with the brits at the end of this month. that
is what they are focusing on because they had said from the perspective of the eu, option number one, it is about the future relationship and thatis about the future relationship and that is another negotiation that will only start after eu leaders have adopted the guidelines for how that second phase of the brexit fox is going to that. in some ways, they are urgency is about the dealing with the text and the withdrawal agreement of the brexit treaty rather than the future relationship solution to the irish border. of course, everyone will be here listening to what theresa may thinks about that, the solution to the irish border, because she will have design is brexit treaty that has been proposed by the eu, which means that they will have to find a compromise on that language about our that theresa may can sign up to, that the priority. adam fleming speaking to me earlier from brussels. some breaking news to bring you. a 21—year—old man from leicester has been found guilty of attempting to murder a muslim women by running her over. paul moore targeted zainab hussein because she
was wearing a hijab. he was also found guilty of seriously injuring a 12—year—old muslim schoolgirl nearby. and in another piece of breaking news, the head of nhs england has said that february looks likely to have been the most pressurised mind in the history of the nhs. he has cited high levels of flu admissions, bed closures because of the noble baroness and the cold weather at the end of us as being another factor. he has weather at the end of us as being anotherfactor. he has said weather at the end of us as being another factor. he has said that february is most likely to been the most pressurised mind in the history of the nhs, that from the head of nhs england, simon stevens. —— norovirus. time for the weather forecast and phil avery. hello and i wish i had some very good news to bring you, but i don't. iam afraid good news to bring you, but i don't. i am afraid there is more to come, especially so if you happen to be close to a new pulse of snow, working its way across the southern
half of britain through the afternoon and into the rush out this evening and petering out to the north, all the while further north you half the supply of hefty showers, snow showers at that across the north and east on what is going to be another chilly night, and a call today across the place. on saturday, feeling slightly less cold because the wind will not be a strong across the south of britain. a leaden sky sort of day, further snow showers across scotland. south expunge the rain with the milder weather. that could fall as ice when it hits the surface. a new problem across the south of britain for the start of sunday. pulses of more snow working their way into the colder northern half of the british isles, turning milder by day in the south, but still concerns about fog and ice. take care. this is bbc newsroom live,
our latest headlines. snow, ice and powerful winds continue to cause widespread disruption — a section of the m20 in kent has been closed indefinitely after an accident involving eight vehicles — including two lorries. theresa may will outline her vision of a future brexit deal lunchtime, arguing that the "deepest possible" free trade agreement is "achievable". a 21—year—old man from leicester has been found guilty of the attempted murder of a muslim woman he apparently targeted because she was wearing a hijab. president donald trump has tweeted that "trade wars are good", amid controversy over his decision
to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. around 1,200 members of the public have been invited to the grounds of windsor castle for prince harry and meghan markle's wedding on may the 19th. more now on our top story. snow, ice and powerful winds are continuing to cause widespread disruption throughout the uk. thousands of schools are closed and many flights and train journeys have been cancelled. a section of the m20 in kent has been closed after an accident involving eight vehicles, including two lorries. people are being urged not to travel unless absolutely necessary. let's talk to our transport correspondent who is at heathrow airport. victoria, to air travel,
how has that been affected by the bad conditions? it is expected to have the most amount of flight cancellations and disruption today because of the lot of the airports are open, in fact all uk airports are open, in fact all uk airports are now open, there are lots of pre—emptive cancellations because places like this, heathrow, they operate on 98% capacity, it means there is simply not space if a plane gets cancelled if you want to get them on another plane. what they are trying to do is reduce the number of services, let's say there were six flights leaving heathrow going to do with the airlines is reduce that to four, get more people on planes and get more people to where they need to go. we are hearing that other airport outside the uk are closed. dublin is expected to remain closed until saturday. geneva remains closed for a second day. so there are problems with getting people to where they want to go. in terms of
all the airports across the uk, they are operating a very limited service. take edinburgh for example, all ryanairand service. take edinburgh for example, all rya nair and easyjet service. take edinburgh for example, all ryanair and easyjet flights are now cancelled from that airport. the advice is trying to work out what is going on before leaving home. it is difficult enough to try and get to the airport but once you're there you do not want to find out that you made a wasted journey. thank you very much for that, victoria. the advice is to check before you go whatever form of travel you are planning. the driver of a bus who was filmed swerving to avoid a car in scotland yesterday talks about the moment she thought she might crash. footage was filmed in a dash cam in edinburgh. 0h, filmed in a dash cam in edinburgh. oh, my god! no! the person driving
that bus that they had little time to react when they attempted a u—turn. a little earlier she spoke to my colleague. it wasjust as i came up to my colleague. it wasjust as i came up over to my colleague. it wasjust as i came up over the hill. i saw through the snow, the car in front of me. i didn't have much time to react. i had to take my foot off the break and just try and glided through the space that was there. there wasn't much space given that you were driving a double—decker bus. much space given that you were driving a double-decker bus. no. there was a very little space. it was just instinct. we are trained to obviously be aware of these situations. we have always got to have passenger safety first and for most. that is why i didn't break heavily. what other passengers
doing... did the passengers realise what was going on? i'm not sure because i was more what was going on? i'm not sure because i was more focused on what was in front of me. i never saw what their reaction was to be honest with you. i'm guessing there was some cheering and general praise. she did a really finejob of avoiding that car. well done to her. a day after announcing plans to introduce steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, president trump has suggested that trade wars are "good and easy to win". as many governments condemned the plan, he tweeted that the us was losing billions of dollars on trade with every country it did business with. do we know it imports from the uk
are affected do we know it imports from the uk a re affected by do we know it imports from the uk are affected by this? we do not have any detail on this policy. we're just heard the tariff announcements, 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium. the details will come next week. there may be exemptions and exclusions in them or some form of quotas. the british steel industry is saying that there is absolutely no reason to include imports from the uk in all of this because there is no security consideration to be had. as we know, donald trump has introduced this measure on the grounds of national security, protecting us industry to the us defence industry. he is talking of ta riffs of defence industry. he is talking of tariffs of 25%. that is a really big tariff, isn't it? it is. and it would increase the cost of imports of steel for the companies that use. that is why we have seen the share
prices of car companies falling today because those companies would see their costs rise. construction companies as well, they use a lot of steel. if the cost of steel goes up they could be affected. how could a country retaliates with something like this? we have seen in the past when 0rangejuice like this? we have seen in the past when orange juice from florida like this? we have seen in the past when 0rangejuice from florida has big tariffs imposed on it as a form of retaliation. is this something that other countries are talking about in response to this?l that other countries are talking about in response to this? a lot of countries are talking about it, particularly powerful trading partners of the united states like the european union and canada. the way they would expect to go about it is through the world trade 0rganisation. they appeal to the world trade organisation and the dispute is tried to be solved. at the end of that process they may be given authorisation to introduce some kind of retaliatory sanction. that takes time. there is also the
possibility that some countries could act unilaterally and introduce their own retaliation in the short—term. but that is unlikely. their own retaliation in the short-term. but that is unlikely. so potentially very worrying the uk steel industry? guess but we don't have the details. water companies have been accused by the environment secretary michael gove of exploiting their market power and neglecting the environment. he said too many of them had paid no tax and hidden their earnings in offshore accounts. and he promised to back the regulator 0fwat in tightening up rules for the industry, as our environment analyst roger harrabin reports. we all use water and we have no choice who supplies it to us. that makes it all the more importantly can water firms. he makes it all the more importantly can waterfirms. he he makes it all the more importantly can water firms. he he said they had broken trust by neglecting investment. pipes were still leaking he said, losing 3 billion litres of water every day. this has stopped.
major river pollution episodes by water companies themselves happens ata water companies themselves happens at a rate of more than one a week and have barely improved. mr gove said that he would back recommendations from the water regulator trio in april. environmentalist welcomed his comments but said that homes are still being built on flood plains and housing was still being designed to save water adequately. the government should do more, they said. the chief medical officer for england has warned that people are being exposed to a "daily cocktail" of pollution that is having a significant impact on health. in her annual report, dame sally davies says the impact of air, light and noise pollution is well recognised in the environment but not properly understood when it comes to sickness. staff, to lead the way in cutting pollution. 0ur health correspondent dominic hughes explains: the impact of serious air pollution on conditions such as asthma is well understood.
but what is less clear is the wider effect on our health of all the other pollutants we experience every day. now, england's chief medical officer says more research is needed, notjust into today's threats, but also those in the future. i'm most concerned about air at this moment. we must not forget to measure the impact on health of other types of pollution, or we could find in ten, 30 years, that there is a real problem that we didn't see coming early enough. today's report says the nhs could lead the way on reducing pollution levels. with more than a million staff, the health service is one of the biggest employers in the country and is responsible for around one in every 20 road journeys. so, the nhs could, for example, cut down on consumption of single use plastics and emissions from vehicles and buildings. if nothing is done, there are warnings that consistent, long—term exposure to a range of pollutants, air, light, noise and chemical, could undermine efforts to improve public health. a better understanding of the threat will help identify possible solutions.
dominic hughes, bbc news. i'm joined now by sarah macfadyen from the british lung foundation. sarah, of course, you are concerned with air pollution. when the daily cocktail of pollution was mentioned that make you all think that is the perfect way to describe the situation we are all facing? that is absolutely right. this new report from the chief medical officer today has shown that pollution is having a very real and immediate impact on all of our health. we know that breeding in toxic air is linked to cancer, lung disease, heart disease and for people who are already living with a lung condition, it makes their symptoms worse. it makes it very hard for them to get on with their daily lives. we talk about
nitrogen dioxide but she is talking about a cocktail. what else is there that we should be concerned about? it can come from different sources. we are particularly worried about nitrogen dioxide which is mainly produced by diesel vehicles and by traffic in our towns and cities. we are also worried about the tiny particles that are produced by cars, industry, wood burning. we breathe these particles in, they go deep into our lungs and into our bloodstream and can cause health problems. clearly you're talking about asthma but were other conditions are you talking about? people living with long—term lung conditions such as asthma copd. what is copd? chronic obstruction pulmonary disease. it is very prevalent. breathing in polluted air for those people could make it harderfor for those people could make it harder for them for those people could make it harderfor them to for those people could make it harder for them to breathe. for those people could make it harderfor them to breathe. we also know that breeding in polluted air across our lives can make us all
more likely to develop lung cancer and all more developed —— likely to develop heart disease. what can we do as individuals? we have to go about and do our daily business and we might be walking in streets and you can see the pollution, the smog hanging in the air. as individuals, what can we do to protect our lungs? there are some simple things we can all do. we can all try to walk on less polluted roads. it makes a big difference walking on a side street rather than the main road. we can reduce our exposure to pollution that way. the people who are driving, it is really important to make sure that you always turn off your engine completely when you come toa your engine completely when you come to a stop. and that you avoid driving in the most polluted areas where the pollution is going to be most built up. for people living with a lung condition, we would say a lwa ys with a lung condition, we would say always carry your medication with you, particularly in this cold weather that we're having at the moment. if your symptoms get worse seek medical advice. and what
contribution in this report makes to the wider arguments to bring down pollution levels? with this make a big impact? i hope this report will really show the government they need to act urgently on air pollution. at the british lung foundation we want to see a new clean air act for the let to see a new clean air act for the 21st century brought in which will bring down levels of pollution and protects all of our health. good to talk to you. thank you for coming along. the headlines on bbc newsroom live: snow, ice and powerful winds continue to cause widespread disruption across the country, with 9 people now known to have died in wintry conditions. in a speech this lunchtime , theresa may will outline the relationship the government wants with the eu after brexit. a 21 yr old man from leicester as been found guilty of attempting to murder a muslim woman whom he targeted because she
was wearing a hijab a 14—year—old boy will appear in court charged with the murder of a 17—year—old in east london. the teenager was the fourth person arrested in connection with the stabbing of promise nkenda last month. three 17—year—olds have been charged with murder and robbery, two remain in custody. new research suggests that there could be as many as five different strains of diabetes. current medical diagnosis is for type one or type two of the blood sugar condition. scientists in scandinavia believe their findings, based on a study of 15 thousand patients, shows how different causes, risks and complications can respond to different treatments. the condition currently affects one in every 11 adults, worldwide. i think is really important that start talking about the subtypes of diabetes, moving nuanced taiwan and
type two diabetes. only will be able to personalise treatment for people with the condition. —— type one diabetes. this study will not change the way that people with diabetes are treated but it will help us move in that direction. prince harry and meghan markle have invited more than 2,600 people — including 1,200 members of the public — into the grounds of windsor castle to watch the arrival and departure of the bride and groom at their wedding. kensington palace says those invited will include people "from every corner of the united kingdom". there are 200 people from a range of charities and organisations that prince harry and is meghan markle are working with. 610 people from the windsor castle community, some people from local schools and 530 members from the royal household. clearly is they are all sectioned off. but the 1200 members of the
public, that is what people want to know, how they can get their invite. basically, you need to be well—known to lord lieutenant offices in nine regions because these people are going to nominate who goes. the people will be selected from a broad range of backgrounds and ages. it will mainly be people who have served their community. so it is in keeping with their style? absolutely right. they will get a prime spot in windsor castle so they will get a first view at meghan markle's dress. it isa first view at meghan markle's dress. it is a place that a lot of people would like to be. the frail and elderly can become even more vulnerable during the snow and freezing temperatures. but with snow drifts and frozen roads, getting to them is challenging. breakfast‘sjohn maguire is in devon this morning looking at how carers are managing. it's just the ice, isn't it?
yeah, you've got to be careful. you're trying to break, and you end up out in thejunction. after her car skidded on ice yesterday, carla selway‘s taking no chances. she's now been driven to her next appointment by her boss, who's hired four—wheel drives to ferry his staff around to see the people they look after. we make sure that there are additional checks that the staff perform when they are going out. they make sure that their heating is adjusted accordingly. they make sure that they have got money on their gas and electric meters, to make sure that they're not going to get into difficulty. as the snowfall increases and the temperature drops, the roads become increasingly hazardous. meanwhile, mervyn is at the window awaiting carla's arrival. if we could rewind a couple of months we could have had a white christmas. could have been bringing you out your christmas dinner. this is a welfare check. carla makes sure mervyn is warm, has eaten and he has enough food. right, shopping, merv, what do we need? he remembers the days when freezing
winters weren't such a rarity. my eyes would be like icicles, all the way across, like white. in the time the appointment has taken, conditions have worsened. progress between people's homes may be slow, but carers are determined to get through. although, often, it is their safety their clients are worried about. a lot of them wanted to cancel their calls because they are worried about us getting to them. but you need us here because we need to check that you're all right, warm, fed and safe. that's one of our main priorities, so, we need to be there. for vulnerable people who rely on care in their own homes people like carla are a lifeline, a vital service, whatever the weather. now some breaking news from the european commission which is
responding to the statement from president trump about his plans to introduce steep tariffs, as much as 25% on imports of steel and aluminium. the european commission saying it is ready to respond in a swift, firm and proportionate manner as required by world trade organisation rules. the statement says it will work closely with other partners to seek a settlement of this dispute with consultations with the us in the world trade organisation at the earliest opportunity. that is the response from the european commission to that announcement by the us president. now we've got an extraordinary 999 call for you. gareth williams from pontypool in south wales called the emergency services when his partner rhiannon oldham was suffering from stomach pains, and seemed to have, in his own words, ‘something coming out of her‘. the recently engaged couple didn't realise their family was in for a big surprise. astonishing to hear that cool and
what a surprise. now, scientists have stumbled across a huge previously undiscovered colony of penguins in the most northerly point of the antarctic peninsula. the group of more than 1.5 million penguins were first spotted when they showed up on satellite images. scientists travelled to the colony on the remote islands to try and work out why this colony is driving whilst others close by are struggling to divide. —— survive. this is how the weather will pan out for the rest of today wherever you may be. then we will look at how the weather will shape up for the forthcoming weekend. the rest of this day still very cold with the wind chill very strong. lots of isobars on that chart. and we're not out of the woods just yet because that's a low pressure is throwing
yet another bout of snow slowly but surely up and across the southern half of the british isles. through the rest of the afternoon and on into the evening as well. further north, away from that feature, we still have the cold east and south easterly winds with a peppering of snow showers across northern and eastern parts of scotland and the north east of england. review spend the rest of the day, it will feel pretty cold. this is the way we are shaping up with regards to the snowfall. we are expecting the possibility of about one to five centimetres of snow. in the welsh mountains we could be looking at ten to 15 centimetres. through the rush and overnight, this belt will ease its way over north tending to fade away. the weekend will be cold in the north, little milder in the south which comes with its own problems and there is still the risk of further snow. we've been looking at scandinavia for whether in recent
days. but the weekend will be more about the low pressure down towards the south—west of the british isles. still driving the prospect of these weather fronts ever further north. we still have the potential for showers across scotland. a murky start to the day though. further south, because there is relatively mild air, we are beginning to see rain rather than smoke but that is falling onto very cold surfaces. as we start the new day on sunday, ice, freezing rain and fog will be major issues across the southern half of the british isles. there could be significant accumulation of snow if you are fully exposed to the breeze. that first sign of something slightly milder likely to be around as we get ourselves into the first pa rt as we get ourselves into the first part of the forthcoming week. further north, it takes a bit longer. snow, ice, strong winds and now
the threat of floods — widespread disruption continues across the uk. the army helped hundreds of people stranded in their cars overnight, and some passengers were stuck on trains which were unable to move for hours. we had no heating and things like the buffet car has run out of food and drink earlier on in the evening, so it was a pretty cold night. i'll be reporting live from alnwick in northumberland, where people say they are suffering the worst winter weather conditions for almost a decade. we'll bring you the very latest from our correspondents across the uk. also this lunchtime... the prime minister prepares to deliver a major speech about brexit — she'll say a deal must pass five tests and will bring the country and cabinet together.