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actual news developments were slow to emerge. a viewer called john e—mailed. .. meanwhile, mike barnes had a different point to make. if some thought there should be a presumption of innocence for russia over the nerve agent attack, then for others, the same was true of bradley wiggins. the olympic gold—medal—winning cyclist was found by a house of commons select committee on monday to have crossed an ethical line in taking asthma drugs to enhance his performance.
richard conway reported on the story for the news at six. he's a sporting icon, a tour de france winner, and britain's most decorated olympian. but a damning report has accused sir bradley wiggins of unethical behaviour over his use of drugs that mps say were taken to boost performance, and notjust for medical need. john sheffield got in touch with us to say... now, the main purpose of bbc news is to inform its audience, but is there such a thing as too much information? that is the charge that's been made over the past week by viewers
of the bbc news channel, some of whom were watching the prime minister's speech about brexit last friday, and found their eyes drawn to the right side of the screen, as we look at it. we are clear that, as we leave the eu, free movement of people will come to an end, and we will control the number of people who come to live in our country. but uk citizens will still want to work and study in eu countries, just as eu citizens will want to do the same here. there's quite a lot going on on the screen there, the "breaking news" banner with the description of what theresa may is saying, the scrolling ticker below that, summarising other news stories, tweets reacting to the speech, oh, and the speech itself. susan rowe was one of those who found it all too much. the live speech reaction panel and the right—hand side of the screen, with random comments from journalists and political commentators, rendered it almost impossible to concentrate on the contents of the speech. there was already comment at the bottom of the screen.
please give the british public the chance to listen and watch without being constantly interrupted by random comments from all and sundry, which pretty much repeat each other anyway. the practice of splitting the screen in this way is also used during the live broadcast of prime minister's questions, and last weekjames turner objected to the presence of this tweet from carrie symonds, who was the conservative party's director of communications. a fact not made clear on air. and, after this week's pmqs adrian david also thought... do let us know what you think of those tweets appearing on screen, added value orjust a distraction? if you think it's the latter, you may like to know that prime minister's question time is shown notjust on the news channel,
but also on bbc two, where it appears full frame, without tweets running along the side. there will be details of how to contact us at the end of the programme. sunday night saw the big night of the year for the film industry. some love watching the oscars for the glitz, the outfits, the drama. for others, as we'll see, the appeal is not so great. for breakfast on monday morning, rebecca jones is outside the post—ceremony vanity fair party collaring some of the night's winners. yes, morning everyone from hollywood. and i have a great british success story here, and the headline reads for itself. from hollyoaks to hollywood. i've got the winners of the best short film for the silent child, rachel shenton, chris overton, from britain! show us your oscars. yes. and they've already got your names, already engraved on them. david baker also felt the bbc‘s news values were wrong on monday morning.
a child's diet might include breakfast with nearly 500 calories, a packed lunch with more than 1,000, an after—school snack at around 250, and pasta and a pudding for dinner, with more than 800 calories. but that's nearly 600 above the recommended limit for children, which is like eating an extra meal a day. most television reports on obesity like this one show footage of the bodies, but not the faces, of overweight members of the public. one newswatch viewer, a medical doctor who preferred to remain anonymous, e—mailed us recently with his thoughts about that practice. hugh pym was also on the air on thursday with some statistics
about what has become a familiar story this winter, about cancelled non—urgent surgery in english hospitals. figures out today reveal the scale of the cancellations. in december, there were nearly 27,000 fewer routine operations carried out in england than the same month a year earlier. injanuary, there was a drop of nearly 1a,500. and, for the most recent two—week period, bed occupancy in hospitals at more than 95% was the highest this winter. steve gordon wrote to us with his reaction. finally, andy cross is a keen watcher of bbc news programmes but has a frustration he shared with us recently. he recorded this video to explain. could you please explain the logic of scheduling news programmes at the same time on different channels every night? i watch the news at ten on bbc one, and then i'm invited to either
watch my local news or turn over to newsnight, starting at the same time on bbc two. as someone who enjoys news programmes, it's so frustrating to have to either choose between two programmes or record one for later, especially as there's always a taster of what's to come on newsnight given at the end of the news. newsnight has testimonies from the women at the centre. if this is two competing channels, i'd completely understand, but they're both bbc. to add insult to injury, question time then competes with newsnight every thursday as well. don't bbc one and bbc two talk to each other? and why only on the later programming? bbc two offers an alternative to the news at six. the later scheduling is a pain to everyone, really. if you like news programmes, you can't watch them all, and if you don't like news programmes, you can't get away from them. it's very frustrating. thank you for that. and to all of those who got in touch with us this week. we welcome all your opinions on bbc news and current affairs
and broadcast as many as we can whether sent in by e—mail, telephone or video. you can leave a message on our phone line... or send us an e—mail... you can also post your views on twitter... and do have a look at our website, where you can watch any programmes we've made over the past year. that's all from us, we'll be back to hear your thoughts about bbc news coverage again next week. goodbye. hello there. very different feel to the weather this coming weekend. it looks like we'll see some very mild conditions for most of us, compared to what we had last weekend. a big area of low pressure moving up from the south—west, feeding in the mild air. but also a lot of cloud, and also quite a lot of rain, too. rains continue to move north
during the overnight period. not really reaching the northern half of scotland, so here it will remain chilly. but much milder airfeeding into england and wales. and by saturday morning, we're looking at 10—11 degrees the overnight low here. whereas further north, again, cold across central and northern scotland, with some frost to start to the day. the weekend is looking mild, both saturday and sunday, for all of us. that mild air spreads into scotland as well. it will be cloudy with some rain at times. but, given some sunshine, that's where you really will feel the mild weather. one weather front moving northwards will be followed by another one which will follow later in the day. so quite a messy picture to start saturday. the rain will be lying across northern ireland, northern england, pushing north into scotland. a bit of snow over high ground as it encounters the cold air. central parts of the country will see a slice of dry weather before this next band of showery rain comes from the south. some of this could be quite heavy.
for orkney and shetland here it will be a cool day. temperatures in single figures, with some sunshine. same, too, across the far north to scotland. but through the afternoon, it will be turning much wetter for the scottish mainland, into northern ireland and for northern england as well. the showery band of rain will continue to move north. but notice the temperatures — 14—15 degrees, you could even see 16 celsius, given some prolonged sunny spells. now, the drier weather across the south—west will continue to advance northwards during saturday night. so actually not a bad end to the night on saturday. into sunday, though, it looks like it'll be a bit of a cloudy, damp start. but there will be brightness across the northern half of the country. further south, we'll start to see some showers developing. some of them could be quite heavy, maybe even thundery. again, it could be mild. 12—13 degrees in the south, but even for scotland, double—figure values of ten or ii celsius. for lerwick, though, still in low single figures. this is the pressure chart into monday. this area of pressure will bring some showery rain to the southern half of the country, fairly strong winds at times, too. so some heavy rain for england and wales.
showery bursts of rain. a little bit of brightness moving into the afternoon. the best of the dry and bright weather will be for northern ireland and parts of scotland. temperatures mild, double figures for most, with a high of 12 or 13 across the south. set to stay mild for most of the week. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is nkem ifejika. our top stories: america's national rifle association takes legal action against new gun legislation introduced in the state of florida. donald trump strikes a positive tone over a potential meeting with kimjong—un, saying a deal is very much in the making. in syria, an aid convoy successfully unloads its food supplies in the rebel—held enclave of eastern ghouta. a former us drug company executive who became infamous for hiking the price of a life—saving medicine is sentenced to seven years in prison.
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