good morning. welcome to breakfast, with tina daheley and charlie stayt. our headlines today: theresa may heads to brussels for last—minute talks with the eu, as spain and the dup threaten to derail her brexit deal. a us government report gives a sharp warning about climate change, just days after donald trump questioned the effects of global warning. are you ticklish? could you have rare footage of sir david attenborough hiding in your attic? scientists call for the public‘s help to track down a missing tv lecture. in sport, a welsh warning to the world. if they beat south africa this afternoon, they will have won all four autumn internationals for the first time, with the world cup less than a year away. good morning. it is looking pretty chilly again this weekend for most of us. at least on the plus side most of us. at least on the plus side m ost pla ces of us. at least on the plus side most places will be dry. there is
some rain in the forecast especially gci’oss some rain in the forecast especially across southern some rain in the forecast especially gci’oss southern areas some rain in the forecast especially across southern areas so some rain in the forecast especially across southern areas so join me later for across southern areas so join me laterfor a full across southern areas so join me later for a full weather round—up. it is saturday 2a november. our top story: theresa may is heading to brussels to attempt to finalise her brexit deal with eu leaders. the prime minister is hoping the plans will be approved at a summit on sunday. but spain's prime minister has threatened to derail the timetable if he doesn't get further reassurances over the status of gibraltar. here is our political correspondent chris mason. roll up, roll up, the prime minister does not quite say, but you get the picture. the government is setting its stall out wherever you might hear, see, or read it. but for this weekend at least, the focus is turning away from here at westminster, away from flooding the deal domestically, and the prime minister hops over the channel instead, to ensure that the eu is fully signed up to it. mrs may heads for brussels later to meet two of the biggies
of that city — the president of the european commission, jean—claude juncker, and the european council president, donald tusk. and then tomorrow, it is showtime, as european leaders gather for the big brexit summit. but spain wants more reassurance about gibraltar. translation: regarding gibraltar, let me tell you, i insist that the guarantees are not enough, and therefore spain maintains its veto on the brexit deal. and northern ireland's democratic unionists, who prop up theresa may in downing street, sound like they're threatening to pull the plug on that if the prime minister's plan is not approved by mps. that plan was about delivering on brexit. if this is not going to deliver on brexit, then of course that
brings us back to the situation of looking at the confidence and supply agreement, but we're not there yet. you might feel that this is quite enough about brexit, but it is about to get even louder still. chris mason, bbc news. ina in a moment we will speak to our reporter in brussels. first our political correspondent joins reporter in brussels. first our political correspondentjoins us. the prime minister is on a charm offensive trying to win over members offensive trying to win over members of the public, and not mps. that's exactly right. she is trying to go over the heads of mps in the commons who have expressed discontent from across the political spectrum about the brexit deal, worth the divorce deal and the outline for what the future looks like. she has got this little break, if you like, in brussels to do last—minute haggling over the deal with eu leaders. that is expected to be rubberstamped barring any major hiccups and she knows full well that it is the start of next week that is going to be problematic. we've got the dup,
angry already about the withdrawal agreement, talking again about their concerns that northern ireland will be separated from the rest of the uk under the terms agreed, talking about this vote in parliament, which theresa may looks very uncertain to win at the moment. theresa may trying to do her best to sell this deal to the public in the hope that constituents will persuade their own mps to actually vote for it and not unleash chaos back in westminster. gavin is in brussels for us this morning. so all eyes on brussels this weekend. a couple of questions, really. what is on the agenda for theresa may, and who is going to be there? yes, three things to look out for, so today theresa may arrives in brussels, met the head of the european commission, jean—claude juncker, and the european commission
president, donald tusk. and there are diplomats from several countries who are worried that theresa may is going to start tinkering with the brexit divorce package that is set to be signed, sealed, waiting to be delivered by european leaders. this is the withdrawal agreement which is a legal declaration of divorce and a political declaration, the nonlegal view to the future, and why that is a concern is because spain in particular is the one iceberg. we are becoming groundhog day where the spanish prime minister repeatedly saying that spain still not happy. they wanted written either in the text or separately and committed legally by the uk that any decision in the future affecting gibraltar, which they call a british colony and not a british overseas territory, has to be decided with spain. he still hasn't got that, he was asked by our reporter what they will do. he said they will veto or at least if they don't turn up there will be no summit. unofficially, according
to several diplomats who have not spoken on record to briefing of record, they believed the spanish will be happy this evening. in brief, tomorrow, the summit is due to start. it will be the end of the first act for wrecks that if the same question dissolves. —— spain question. climate change will cost the us hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the centrury, according to a major government report. it says human health and agriculture are seriously at risk, and the poor will suffer most. the white house has dismissed the findings as inaccurate. here is our north america correspondent james cook. this, say many scientists, is what climate change looks like. in recent years, california has seen bigger, deadlier and more destructive wildfires than ever before. during a cold snap in washington this week, president trump tweeted, "whatever happened to global warming?" now, his own government experts have answered the question. it is here, they say. its effects are serious, and without dramatic change, they will be catastrophic. already, says the report,
more frequent and intense storms like hurricane harvey, which ravaged houston and texas, are destroying property and may damage critical infrastructure such as bridges, power plants and oil refineries. crop yields and labour productivity will decline. there will be a rise in the spread of tropical disease. the poorest americans will be ha rdest—hit. one of the things that's quite striking about the report, for example, is that we could see a future where the south—eastern parts of the united states experience forest fire seasons that look like what happens in the west right now. the scientists say substantial and sustained reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions are essential, and they do report some progress. without major, urgent action, says the report, the impacts of climate change will soon cascade into every corner of american life. a police officer has been stabbed in east london.
british transport police said the male officer was attacked with a knife outside ilford train station. his injuries are not thought to be life—threatening. the home office is investigating how an adult asylum seeker was allowed to take up a place at a school in ipswich. the man, who was posing as a 15—year—old, enrolled at stoke high school. it is believed he may be as old as 30, and could now face deportation. early reports show black friday spending has fallen compared to last year, even though there were more transactions overall. barclaycard, which is responsible for processing nearly half of all uk debit and credit card transactions, said it had seen a 12% drop in the total spent compared to the same period 12 months ago. a new nasal swab test for flu which can give a diagnosis injust 20 minutes has helped to significantly reduce bed—blocking and unnecessary admissions in hospitals. it was used in trials at two hospital trusts in norwich and south london, and avoids the need to put patients in isolation. other flu tests can take several
days to return results. the search is on for missing footage of sir david attenborough first aired on the bbc almost 50 years ago. staff at the royal institution are asking the public to look in their attics for any recordings of their christmas science lectures, including those by sir attenborough, after realising 31 broadcasts are missing from their collection. our correspondent david sillito has been to find out more. we will have a little protein dance. carl sagan, ini977, doing the protein dance. very good. can you get a different note on it? christopher zeeman and the science of music. heart rate 126 — you must be calming down, robert. how do you feel now, compared to before? great.
these lectures have been a christmas tradition since 1825, and were first broadcast on the bbc in 1936. but not all of them have survived in the archive. some of david attenborough's lectures from 1973 have gone missing. there are also gaps in ‘66, ‘67, ‘69, ‘70 and ‘71. the royal institution wants to put all of these televised lectures online, and is asking the public if they have copies of the missing programmes hidden in a loft or stored in a garage. they were television's first ever science programme, and they are hoping that some of their technologically inclined viewers might be able to help them complete the full collection. we will see whether anything is uncovered. yes, have a look in your attic. for two years, student liam allan faced 12 charges of rape. he had been wrongly accused, but vital evidence that would have proved his innocence wasn't passed from police to his lawyers. now cleared, liam is launching
a campaign to change the law. he hopes it will help prevent others from being falsely accused. liam joins us now, with his mum, lorraine. very good morning to you both. can you give us an explanation of the sequence you give us an explanation of the sequence of events, what happened to you? sol sequence of events, what happened to you? so i was arrested in january 2016, and wasn't really told much until i got into the car with the police. i was charged about a year and three months later, and then when it came to trial... and just explain, these were rape charges. yes, in the end i believe it was 13 cou nts yes, in the end i believe it was 13 counts by the time ago the trial of sexual assault and rape. and then by november was when the trial was, 27 november, and it came up halfway through the trial that actually there was evidence that proved i was innocent that hasn't been disclosed.
so we didn't know it existed, and then that was it. it alljust came tumbling down, really, from there. what impact did those allegations have on your life, between the time you were accused in the start of your trial? it is difficult to put into words. i struggle with it even now, a year on. trust issues doesn't really quite get across what i mean. you feel anxious all the time. you are always waiting for something else now. and it is something where you fought for two years, and when it is gone, and it went so suddenly, you are missing that dig void, that he bit of energy you always had is still there, but you don't know where to put it now. and you're a lwa ys where to put it now. and you're always going to be conscious now that... you know, iam always going to be conscious now that... you know, i am 23, always going to be conscious now that... you know, iam 23, and always going to be conscious now that... you know, i am 23, and there is going to be a point possibly where it could happen again. and when it happens later on, i suppose it is not necessarily that much a risk, because i have got a long time until it could happen again. and a bit of the explanation we need is
that these were text messages, weren't they, specifically. and this was information that the police had access to, but what, hadn't looked at? and the information was neither released to your defence team or the prosecution team, is that right? the prosecution team, is that right? the prosecution team, is that right? the prosecution team relied on a subset of those text messages. but there was more that had not been revealed. it was clear that somebody had at least look for it to be able to pick out a subset of those text messages. the prosecution counsel was taken over on sunday, the day before the trial, but the previous prosecution counsel did know about those text messages. and what explanation have you had as to why that detail, those text, which would have meant you didn't go through that ordeal at all, explanation have you ever had as to why that wasn't made available? it is mainly lack of competence tends to be the main reason that people talk about, a lot of understaffing and under
resourcing is commonly spoken about. but the majority of it is just it is a mistake. and the vast number of text messages and digital material that police forces are now having to deal with. yes, that police forces are now having to dealwith. yes, they that police forces are now having to deal with. yes, they challenge it in that respect and say, look, there are so many cases that respect and say, look, there are so many cases that they have to deal with at once, i think they get 20 in one go. and so... at the issue i have with it is i sat there with a la ptop i have with it is i sat there with a laptop and searched the key terms and we found it within less than a night. ina and we found it within less than a night. in a two year span, if no one was looking at the evidence, then why would it take so long? clearly pa rt why would it take so long? clearly part of the story is technical, about what happened, and the other pa rt about what happened, and the other part is very personal. i can't imagine what this was like for you and your family, seeing imagine what this was like for you and yourfamily, seeing your son go through this. it is awful seeing someone through this. it is awful seeing someone diminish in front of you from the bright and shiny person that they were to just crumble, to just have insecurities about, you know, what they are going to do in their life, where this is going to
go. throughout the experience, it is almost... especially leading up to trial, i would say it is almost like planning a funeral. it is a very strange, bizarre situation. and you obviously had complete belief in your son throughout the whole period. yes. do you remember the moment when you were first told this information existed, and it was all over? to be fair, when it came out, and it was there, i couldn't believe it was over. i was... i think i had so it was over. i was... i think i had so much faith in the justice system, when liam was taken away, everyone was saying to me, that is fine, they do these investigations all the time, they will realise the truth, thatis time, they will realise the truth, that is not him, he is not capable of doing a bit like that. and then carried on and then he was charged, and then i am not... where is this going, how did we get here? they didn't feel there was enough to be able to get there, if that makes sense. and just knowing how someone innocent could just go through this, it just seemed absolutely surreal.
and then once it had gone to... once it was in the court, and i can remember literally sitting there waiting for minutes for the judge to actually say, i want to hear the word innocent, iwant actually say, i want to hear the word innocent, i want to hear it, and even walking out from the courtroom, i couldn't believe it was over. i was waiting for something else to drop. as lee says, it is just like something is still there, that somebody could come out and say we have made another mistake —— liam. rain thousands of cases are being looked at now because of you. the of relaunching? it's called innovation ofjustice. the last four, five months. it's a miscarriage ofjustice begins. it's kind of given a bit more awareness through conferences. we have four lined up. the first one is today. the main aim is to make the changes that are nurses through to stop
people ending up here. the exact same things we are saying, being in the exact same position. their focus is recognising them as victims rather than accusing people who are not guilty. your mum made reference to this but do you get any sense you are getting back to being the person you were before. i don't think i ever will. it was difficult to try to come to terms and we don't want this to define me. that's been a real mental struggle. you know you are always go to have it with you but you don't want to accept that. that is why we are doing this campaign. it is going to define me, at least we get to choose how it is going to define me. we thank you for
joining us this morning. let's check the weather. good morning to it home. pretty quiet, i think. the weather. good morning to it home. pretty quiet, ithink. the most, it should be dry and rather chilly with the easterly wind. there should be some sunshine, not com pletely should be some sunshine, not completely dry. this has brought some pretty heavy rain to the south—west of england. some thunder and light thing mixed into this too. southern parts of england in particular. to the north of here, high pressure is dominating the scene. high pressure is dominating the scene. mr, murky conditions through the morning but also some sunshine. it really will be quite wet. that rain generally to the south, and noticed temperatures the most, around 78 degrees. the best of any
sunshine to the west of the pennines. glimmers of sunshine per northern ireland and western scotland. we will see a peppering of showers. tonight, was certainly this evening, it will stay quite west —— stay quite wet. it will turn went across the channel islands is that area of rain looms nearby. temperatures for—7d. clear spells then. the cold air, thanks to the high pressure, a similar picture. eastern england, some of the showers could be heavy. a better day across southern areas, particularly south—west of england. through the day, we could see rain returning to the south—east. a bit of sunshine,
the south—east. a bit of sunshine, the best of it across western areas. temperatures in single figures. it's going to be another similar sort of day. cloud around, mr merck. the best of the sunshine in the west. a dry day to the south. it all changes from tuesday onwards. big areas of low pressure. notice the milder orange colours reaching most areas. tuesday, another chilly day in the north. wednesday, you will notice temperatures hitting double figures. it might not feel quite as mild. another update a little later. in the war—torn region of gaza, more than 5,000
people have suffered gun—shot wounds this year alone. the violence creates a challenging workload for local surgeons, who perform long and complex procedures under the guiding hand ofjohn wolfe, a retired consultant from st mary's hospital in west london. our middle east correspondent, tom bateman, went to meet him. this is a conflict that has changed even more lives this year. thousands of palestinians in gaza have suffered bullet wounds during protests at the perimeter fence with israel. it has put intense pressure on gaza's hospitals. you just open your fingers, let go... in this makeshift classroom, palestinian surgeons learn the painstaking work of repairing arteries and avoiding amputation. they practise on goats' arteries, and learn from a british arterial surgeon, a world leader in his field. palestinians have protested since march, demanding a right to return.
israel defends the use of live ammunition, pointing to violent attacks against its troops, stirred up, it says, by gaza's militant leaders. this is another person being brought in as the protests at the fence continue. the problem is that each of these cases, as the numbers build up, require specialist surgical skills, in a healthcare system already under pressure, and which lacks doctors. this volume of severe injuries is something that most countries never see. there are a lot of bullet wounds. as you know, there have been now over 5,000 bullet wounds since the end of march, and i was asked to come three years ago to try and improve the standards of arterial surgery in gaza, and train up people in arterial surgery here. there aren't enough, certainly when there's conflict,
there aren't enough arterial surgeons. no, don't touch. just leave — just let him work. john wolfe came to gaza with the international red cross. in surgery with palestinian medics, he passes on more than a0 years of experience. that's good, that's good. now you are in business. learning from him is ahmed, who now leads a small team of arterial surgeons at this hospital. they have performed conflict operations on more than 140 bullet wounds since march. gunshot injury, in the left leg... it took four hours of surgery to save this woman's leg. translation: i felt like i was dying, but they brought me back to life. i am truly grateful to the doctors. every friday, more young people come back from the fence with severe injuries.
the training from a british surgeon has helped save limbs. but in gaza's overcrowded wards, the risk of infection which could mean amputation, still looms. more lives changed as this conflict continues. let's return to our top story now — by tomorrow evening, we should know whether theresa may's draft brexit deal has won the crucial backing of eu leaders. the deal then needs to go before the house of commons, where it will be voted on by mps. if it's rejected, the government has three weeks to put forward a new plan. the options include renegotiating with the eu or leaving with no deal. other alternatives could be holding another referendum or calling a general election. however, if the deal does get approved in parliament, the government can set to work drawing up the official withdrawal agreement bill. for progress to continue, both mps and the european parliament will then have their own say
on the final product. the uk leaves the eu on the 29th of march 2019, signalling the start of a transition period until 2020. (pres) joining us now is kathryn simpson, a senior ——joining us now is kathryn simpson, a senior politics lecturer at manchester metropolitan university. shejoins us from our birmingham newsroom. where are we? spades aren't happier with gibraltar, the deal beyond happy over the backstop and theresa may is in brussels. —— spain. where will we end up? theresa may is back in brussels and this was an anticipated. the anticipation was the withdrawal agreement would be approved and sent 48 hours before the summit on sunday said the eu 27 could have a look at it. really what i think from the eu side of things is that they are a little bit worried that the prime minister is looking for a little bit of negotiation today. that is not the
case. it is really trying to iron out those issues. also as well, some of the issues that france and germany have raised because of the domestic pressures that they are under. really, it will be today. tomorrow, at the eu summit, it is very much when the eu 27 will rubberstamp this and we can then proceed to putting the withdrawal agreement to the house of commons. why is it that spain, we haven't talked about gibraltar, they are taking a stand? germany are saying these things. it's an interesting point because what we've seen up to this point is real unity among the eu 27 with regards to its position on brexit. on the one hand, it comes from domestic pressure but equally, other concerns about who is going to come out on top, so to speak, with
regards to negotiations because politically and domestically, there area politically and domestically, there are a lot of politicians across the eu and they'll want to claim almost a victory in the negotiations so on the one hand, in some respects, focusing the minds and pushing this agreement through but also, bowing in some respects to domestic pressure. will those objections have any impact? in some respects, they may. issues around france and germany. it is anticipated that iran gibraltar, it will be revealed today. hopefully the attitude hopefully, it will be positive for tomorrow. not looking quite as positive. what happens if it doesn't go through? at this point, to quote
chris mason, i haven't got the foggiest. it's a difficult one to know. the indication would be the prime minister is not going to get the withdrawal agreement through the house of commons. again, this time last week, she was perhaps facing a vote of no—confidence but that didn't really transpire so it's very difficult to know how this play out. really, monday and next week will be a very big week in a crucial week the prime minister as this goes forward. really, the options are vast. we could be talking about a general election. that won't happen before christmas and more than likely that was an option to happen in the new year, there is talk about a second eu referendum but also looking at opinion polls from the six main polling company is taken from the 11th of october) to the 12th of november, that remains at 52, leave at 48. the eu referendum
result, it is still very narrow so the options are vast. catherine simpson, thank you very much for joining us. the headlines coming up ina joining us. the headlines coming up in a moment. hello, this is breakfast, with tina daheley and charlie stayt. good morning. here is a summary of today's main stories from bbc news: theresa may is heading to brussels to attempt to finalise her brexit deal with eu leaders. the prime minister is hoping the plans, which include details on our future relationship with the european union, will be approved at a summit on sunday. but spain's prime minister has threatened to derail the timetable if he doesn't get further reassurances over the status of gibraltar. meanwhile, the leader of the democratic unionist party, arlene foster, is expected to reiterate her opposition to the proposed brexit deal when she addresses its annual conference today. the dup is concerned that plans to prevent checks on the irish border would leave northern ireland too closely tied to the eu. last night, mrs foster said her party would reconsider its agreement to prop up mrs may's government if the brexit deal was passed by parliament.
the home office is investigating how an adult asylum seeker was allowed to take up a place at a school in ipswich. the man, who was posing as a 15—year—old, enrolled at stoke high school. it is believed he may be as old as 30, and could now face deportation. a police officer has been stabbed in east london. british transport police said the male officer was attacked with a knife outside ilford train station. his injuries are not thought to be life—threatening. climate change will cost the us hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the centrury, according to a major government report. the white house has dismissed the findings as inaccurate, but scientists are calling for drastic action to be taken to cut carbon emissions. early reports show black friday spending has fallen compared to last
year, even though there were more transactions overall. barclaycard, which is responsible for processing nearly half of all uk debit and credit card transactions, said it had seen a 12% drop in the total spent compared to the same period 12 months ago. a new nasal swab test for flu, which can give a diagnosis injust 20 minutes, has helped to significantly reduce bed—blocking and unnecessary admissions in hospitals. it was used in trials at two hospital trusts in norwich and south london, and avoids the need to put patients in isolation. other flu tests can take several days to return results. recognise this sound ? # circle of life. it is mike bushell arriving. yes, that is undeniably the lion king, but not as we know it. the trailer for the live—action retelling of the classic disney film has been released, and it has already had 21 million views in 2a hours. the remake is due to hit cinemas next summer, and its cast includes
the likes of beyonce, seth rogen and donald glover. a lot of people will be very excited about that. yes, me included. as they will be about the right knee, and a little later on, celebration ofa and a little later on, celebration of a sports commentator, and it is his last ever match after 50 years. and some of the highlights, as well. everyone remembers the classic line, world cup glory in 2003, the world cup in australia, and ifind it really ha rd cup in australia, and ifind it really hard when commentators retire. it takes a while to adjust, there are other fantastic voices as well but it takes a while because he is synonymous with the big game. it is a whole afternoon and evening of northern hemisphere taking on teams from the southern hemisphere, and with the world cup less than a year away, even more reason to lay down a marker, as wales could do,
looking for a first ever clean sweep of autumn victories, as patrick gearey reports. while the temperatures drop, wales keep rising. past scotland, smashing through the historical mental barrier of australia. oh, look what it means, look what it means. way beyond tonga. now for south africa. the springboks play wildebeest rugby — always boisterous, occasionally brutal. and wales will be without their pressure man. leigh halfpenny scored 713 points for his country, but is still out with concussion. the welsh have other outlets. they can always go wide, and go north. george north scored twice on his debut against south africa eight years ago. he knows what a first autumnal clean sweep would mean, a year from the world cup. i think it'd be huge. i think it would certainly show
where we are as a nation now. i think it will certainly demonstrate where we are progressing from last world cup, into this next cycle, leading to what is a big year next year. as the english autumn ends, manu tuilagi will hope this isn't another false start. various setbacks have left him with only one england run—out in four years. he makes the bench against an australian side lacking direction. eddiejones was in charge all of those, and yet wants no mention of them. all of that's past history. saturday's the game that counts. we know we have to be at our best, because australia will put in their best performance of the year. this is the game they have been waiting for. it's their last game. so we're prepared for that game, and that's all we're worried about. history's for you blokes. the present is for these blokes — or some of them, anyway. after a year in which they have lost more than they won,
a chance to finish how they mean to go on. england's cricketers are currently in action on the second day of their final test against sri lanka. they didn't have the best start to the day, losing the final three wickets of their first innings quickly, moeen ali the first to go. england only adding 2a runs to the overnight score, ending on 336. they did take an early wicket thanks to this excellent reaction catch from keatonjennings, off the bowling of spinnerjack leach. but sri lanka have looked comfortable at the crease, and are currently 74—1. england's women, meanwhile, will face australia in the world t20 final in antigua at midnight. they will be looking to add to the 50—over world cup title they won last year and become double world champions. yeah, i think it's something that we thought about, going into the competition. it's not something that comes around very often, and it's been a real carrot to keep us pushing forward, to keep us improving.
but, like i say, we're going to have to play very well. it's probably a once—in—a—career opportunity that comes along, and if we do manage to do it, it will be a real, real achievement. so yes, we've put ourselves in the best possible place to go out and do that. and now it's all about how we perform tomorrow. now, in football, i wonder if claudio ranieri will take some top tips from his mum, dubbed granieri, as he returns to the premier league at bottom club fulham. while elsewhere, liverpool travel to watford, manchester city face west ham, and the day's evening kick—off sees tottenham play chelsea at wembley. ranieri's first game in charge as fulham manager is at home to southampton. we must be calm, and continue to work, because it's not possible to change everything in one night. that's important, it is important to get points, it's very important. but it also is very important to maintain our mentality, and never, never give up, not only in the match, but along all the season.
west brom are up to second in the championship after a 2—1 victory over ipswich at portman road. west brom took the lead with this effort from jay rodriguez in the first half, and they doubled their lead when harvey barnes cut inside to fire in a second. ipswich did pull a goal back late on, but defeat sees them remain bottom of the league and five points off safety. in scotland, celtic will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the scottish premiership when they travel to hamilton academical in today's early kick—off. manager brendan rodgers wants to maintain their good form ahead of a hectic run of games. we'll get a busy period.
we have 11 games between now and the end of december. but it's what the players want, you know, they're all full of confidence. they've been playing really, really well as a team over this last seven—week block, so we'll look to continue with that come the weekend. it is the golf event that has divided the sport, tiger woods against his big rival phil mickelson for a winner—ta kes—all prize of more than £7 million. no fans were allowed in. it was pay—per—view tv only, and to add the hollywood touch, movie star samuel ljackson introduced the players. please welcome to the tee, tiger woods. some players refused to watch on tv, while graeme mcdowell said he would need wine to get through it. hope he sipped his drink slowly, as it went on and on to a 22nd hole before mickelson finally settled it to take the money, and said his heart couldnt take any more and he would have to calm down. formula one is in abu dhabi for the final grand prix
of the season, and it is mercedes who topped second practice on friday. valtteri bottas finished ahead of red bull's max verstappen, with his red bull team mate daniel riccardo back in third and world champion lewis hamilton in fourth. finally to some seriously impressive ball skills. norway's erlend fagerli, won the street style world final after defeating brazil's ricardo chahini in the men's showdown in warsaw in poland. no strings, it is all genuine. it looks like it is on sort of magnets, or something. the way it flows around and stays close to his body. he goes on and on and on. it is a big competition around the world. he goes on and on and on. it is a big competition around the worldm looks like it is magnetic. fagerli adds to his 2018 european and superball crowns to complete his successful year. the panel ofjudges included former world cup winner roberto carlos.
not even he could do that, though. great britain isn't known for its abundance of ski resorts or high mountain passes, so can we still become a top 5 snow—sport nation by the time we reach the winter olympics in 2030? that is the ambitious plan of the british ski and snowboard, who gave more details this week. many gb athletes are known as the "fridge kids", after learning on indoor ski slopes, and i've been to one in castleford to meet one of the country's top medal hopes. back from the brink. from olympic dream to learning to walk again, and nine months after, freestyle snowboarder katie broke her spine in
two places. she stepped back on to snow in her indoor slope in yorkshire. it feels amazing to be back here, especially because i spent most of my childhood snowboarding here. it makes mejust excited to get back on a snowboard again. it has been really difficult, especially because it was such a difficult injury and i had to go through so many operations. and i wasn't really prepared for all of that, and the rehab was difficult, learning to walk again was really tough, soi learning to walk again was really tough, so i just learning to walk again was really tough, so ijust had to push through the pain. katie ormerod now hopes to be back on her board early next year. well, katie's story, written on indoor ski slopes like this, that is why the sport's leading body is hoping that great britain can be a top five alpine nation by 2030.. the moment we have a lot more incredible gb snow sports athletes than anybody realises. we have had
so than anybody realises. we have had so many different podiums in so many disciplines. a lot more kids are now getting into skateboarding, bmxing, in—line skating, these kids can learn the tricks there and we can bring into the snow and develop them that way. we have to be thinking in that way. we have to be thinking in that direction in gigabits, because we are not born in the mountains. -- gb. well, success at the top has to be matched by growth at grassroots. and as i approach my first—ever jump, it is never too late to teach an old dog new tricks. he is over! some key things, keep your legs bent and your head up. you will be fine. sometimes on the international scene really should skiers are seen as fridge kids. we come from areas like this —— british skiers. fridge kids. we come from areas like this -- british skiers. if you can't afford to go away, you can still ski in the uk and have a good time at a ski event. i learnt all my rail
tricks here and when i was younger i was one of the best rail riders in the world at a young age because i came here every week and it is such a consistent run and you have rails all the time. you don't have to go to the mountains, you canjust come here. british hopes were further boosted either defection of snowboard cross star charlotte ba nkes snowboard cross star charlotte bankes from the french team to the country of her birth, which shows the confidence in the direction that britain's united snowboarders and skiers are heading. so charlotte the new fridge kids. and what is the name of the sport we saw at the end? snowboard cross. and going over that railfelt saw at the end? snowboard cross. and going over that rail felt like a huge thing for me, but it was tiny, wasn't it? don't be ashamed. the way that is look at the weekend weather. what is happening. tell us the details. it's going to be another cold
weekend. cold, easterly winds to our shores. mostly dry. it has been very southern areas of the country. particularly the south—west corner of england. quite wet start there. further north, you can see high pressure. a lot of missed in low cloud. showers to eastern ‘s. not as heavy as these showery bursts of rain across southern areas. some of the brain could be heavy again through the afternoon, maybe a rumble of thunder and we could start seeing a bit of rain into the south—east. most of rain will be south—east. most of rain will be south of the m4 corridor. it's hit and miss you. the best of the sunshine, western wales, into south—western western scotland.
plenty of showers into the north—east of scotland again. the chilly day, temperatures cooler than yesterday. the rain will ease away from southern counties through the overnight period and will turn wetter for the channel islands as the rain will be out in the channel. elsewhere, variable cloud, largely dry. a touch of frost were you get some clear skies. the cold air is with us on sunday. a bit of a repeat performance on sunday with eastern areas of scotland seeing a few showers. a better day across southern parts of the country throughout sunday, a bit of rain could return northwards, and affect the south—east corner of the country through the day. the temperatures, 6- through the day. the temperatures, 6— nine degrees. monday, the last day of this quite cold settled weather. variable cloud, a few showers. the further south, a bit
dry with some sunshine here. it will bea chin dry with some sunshine here. it will be a chin the one with the best of the sunshine across western areas. then it all changes. the atlantic, coming to life. it will feed in milderair coming to life. it will feed in milder air from coming to life. it will feed in milder airfrom the coming to life. it will feed in milder air from the south—west but will be very windy. wednesday or thursday, gales or severe gales across exposed western areas which could cause some travel disruption. i wednesday, starting to creep into double figures. let's take a look at this week's newswatch. hello and welcome to newswatch with me samira ahmed. did bbc news tell us what the draft brexit agreement says or was it too busy discussing the career prospects of theresa may and her rivals? and - i'm a democrat. don't patronise me, i'm as much a democrat as you are. was that anyway for andrew marr to speak to a labour peer? first, the distinctive figure
ofjacob rees—mogg has become increasingly familiar to viewers of bbc news. at a news conference he held on tuesday, with fellow members of the european research group, he was asked this question by newsnight‘s political editor. you admonished me last week for saying you are staging a coup against theresa may. it's certainly not succeeded. doesn't it have more of a sort of dad's army feel about it? i've always admired captain mainwaring. amid much mocking of the erg online, that analogy with the classic bbc series was picked up by several of the next day's newspapers. the bbc‘s political assistant editor norman smith used it again on thurday‘s news at one. it's not going to win over the hard brexiteers, the dad's army brigade. there may be enough in this t get some of those middle ground
brexiteers on board to back the government. chris oldershaw had this reaction. but if the prospect of a leadership challenge were being ridiculed by some, it was certainly being treated as headline news by the bbc from last weekend on. but if the prospect of a leadership challenge were being ridiculed by some, it was certainly being treated as headline news by the bbc from last weekend on. the comments pile more pressure on a prime minister struggling to maintain cabinet unity. a change of leader would bring uncertainty, she says, that could delay or frustrate the talks. speculation continues over whether the prime minister will face a vote of no confidence this week. the prime minister pushes on with her brexit deal. that focus on the prime minister's future irked a number of viewers with janet wait writing: and mike willmont echoed that.
bbc news has been making some attempts to explain what is in the draft agreement and the political declaration. for instance, with reality check on the bbc news channel and online. bbc news has been making some attempts to explain what is in the draft agreement and the political declaration. for instance, with reality check on the bbc news channel and online. those efforts were appreciated. performing a similar role
is ask this, where answers are in theory provided to queries from members of the public by bbc correspondents or independent commentators, or on friday by the prime minister herself in a 5 live radio programme and also shown live on the news channel. has the prime minister answered your question? no. a more orthodox edition was shown on tuesday when reeta chakrabarti started with a fundemental question for her to experts. let's kick off with an e—mail from phoebe who says, i understand that parliament is falling out over the deal agreed by theresa may but i don't know what the deal agreed was. can you tell me this. john, have you read it? it is 500 pages and haven't read it all but i've the bits that matter. that was met with approval
from a newswatch viewer. but despite attempts by politicians and journalists to explain the detial, many members of the audience still believe but despite attempts by politicians and journalists to explain the detial, many members of the audience still believe there's a lack of clarity and an emphasis on politician's career prospects rather policy effecting ordinary people. i found it to be frustrating lack of analysis of the actual draft deal leaving the public in the dark regarding its ramifications. the majority of your reporting concentrated on the political shenanigans going on in and around westminster. you seem to have exclusively concentrated on theresa may's future which is crucial to the outcome of the situation but how this deal would affect our country is far more important.
perhaps if there had been more insightful coverage during the 2016 referendum we wouldn't have ended up in this mess. as a public service broadcaster you have a duty to dissect issues and present a clear picture that informs the public of the positives and the pitfalls of their choices. to discuss all this i'm joined by paul royall editor of the bbc‘s news at six and news at ten. do you think the bbc has explained all it should have been explaining about the draft agreement? i think we have. i understand the frustration with some of the audience and empathise with that because brexit is a difficult story. but you used a couple of good examples, reality check, ask this, which are attempts to explain and explore what are in these agreements.
if you look at thursday's ten o'clock news when we had the draft political declaration, the second document, huw edwards spent a minute at the top of the programme taking the audience through the main headlines from that document. john pienaar in his first report, which was based around westminster, but he did a piece to camera way he underlined those key points and also give a brief assessment of where they stand politically and then again, after that piece, we had a reporter taking is through the documents from brussels, looking at is from a three eu perspective. what people felt about the coverage of, the bbc seems far more obsessed with the personality prospects and gave that far too much attention. what ever else you did. i would disagree, of course: we understand that is tension between reporting what people might regard as the punch and judy politics of westminster
and explaining what are in these documents which is about the future of the uk and how it runs itself. at the same time, they were high—profile resignations, the brexit secretary, the person who has been negotiating this stuff resigned. that is a serious political story. they will ever cabinet resignations and the resignations and we have two reports that. there was also a move by some of the conservative brexiteer group to announce they were sending in letters of no confidence in the prime minister and there was clearly a story around, would there be enough of those to create a vote of no—confidence in the prime minister. i wouldn't say the coverage was tilted to that direction. if you take the issue but the speculation of a vote of no confidence, they would feel there was a lot of breathless excitement speculating
whether they would be enough to trigger a vote of no—confidence, jacob rees mogg was on air a lot. but it didn't materialise, did you fall for hype? i don't think the coverage was breathless in the sense that, we took people through all the events on a momentous day in westminster. with a vote of no—confidence and what jacob rees—mogg did, hasn't materialised. we reported it as best we could with the knowledge we had and the expertise and insight we had about what was going on in westminster. this is an issue viewers are concerned about with the bbc‘s political coverage. they feel bbc news gets excited to the personalities and to speculate about personalities instead of concentrating on informing the audience about what the policies are. and on brexit, it matters more than ever. that is why we've taken a lot of steps. we asked ourselves that question every day in terms of before we hear the argument of the row that may be going on, and on brexit, it matters more than ever. that is why we've taken a lot of steps. we asked ourselves that question every day in terms of before we hear the argument of the row that may be going on, are we explaining what
they are talking about? the last couple of weeks that has been at the four, it's really hard. otherwise the coverage makes no sense. occasionally, we are covering what is going on in westminster and it might be around the arguments over someone's career or who is in all who is out. we may get dragged in that direction but we argue that if we look at everything we are doing, we have landed on the right place. thank you. no surprise that brexit was high on the agenda on last sunday's andrew marr show. it prompted this spiky exchange with shadow attorney general, shami chakrabarti. i can't understand why you want to leave the eu. i don't want to leave the eu. i campaigned to remain. but you're going to go to a general election campaign as a member of a party whose manifesto says
we're leaving the eu. i'm a democrat, i don't know about you, andrew, but i'm a democrat. don't try and patronise me. i'm as much a democrat as you are. i certainly wouldn't try to patronise you as i'm sure you would never try to patronise me. patrick edwards was watching that and objected to what he saw. he explains why. i think she was going to go on to explain that as a democrat she accepted the will of the people and would support britain leaving the eu. before she could say all of this, andrew marr interrupted her saying, don't patronise me, i'm as much of a democrat as you are. he said it in such an aggressive tone, i was shocked. you could see their shami chakrabarti was taken aback. but she recovered her composure and the interview carried on. my feeling is marr would never have spoken to her inthis way if she'd beena man. any man would have punched him or walked off the set. hopefully, andrew will reflect he went too far and apologise for his outburst on this sunday's show. in this era of #metoo and calls
for gender equality, i think he was way offbeat. there was no apology from bbc news when we asked them for their response. they told us. thank you for your comments this week. if you want to share your opinions are bbc news and current affairs or even appear on the programme, you can call us. oryou can e—mail us. you can find us on twitter and do have a look at our website. we be back to hear your thoughts about bbc news coverage again next week. goodbye.