good morning — welcome to breakfast, with rogerjohnson and rachel burden. our headlines today: theresa may accuses the former prime minister tony blair of insulting the office he once held through his support for another eu referendum. celebrations in poland as nearly 200 countries reach a deal to tackle climate change. chester zoo reopens after a devastating fire as staff thank visitors for their support. a frosty weekend for the high street as wild weather keeps thousands of shoppers at home. manchester city — back to the top of the table. at least until liverpool play later! the strictly come dancing champions are... plus: who came away with the glitterball trophy? we'll look back at the final of this year's strictly. storm deirdre is starting to blow away into the north sea. there still will be showers around the most of
us, it will be a quieter weather day. more details view later. —— for you. it's sunday the 16th of december. our top story, theresa may has launched a public attack on her predecessor tony blair, after the former prime minister gave his backing to calls for another referendum on brexit. the former labour leader has that said mps might back a new vote if "none of the other options work". but in a statement, mrs may said: also, so long, the campaign for another brexit referendums seemed
off the locks caused many but advocates sensed another opportunity. there is no opportunity in parliament on anything other than stopping no deal, perhaps they say the public and others say, that could offer a route out of the logjam and the deadlock but the prime minister is absolutely furious that tony blair, one of her predecessors, is an advocate for another referendum. she feels it abdicates the responsibility of parliament and says it is absolutely her duty to deliver on the referendum and do so in a way that protects british jobs, referendum and do so in a way that protects britishjobs, keeps a referendum and do so in a way that protects british jobs, keeps a safe and protects our precious union, as she describes it. there has been no response from mr blair. meanwhile labour mps have told me they have met david lidington, the prime minister ‘s tobacco deputy, to make the case for another referendum but it's worth emphasising there are plenty within labour including at a senior level and find the whole idea of another referendum deeply, deeply uncomfortable. nearly 200 countries have finally
agreed an international approach to tackle climate change, after two weeks of talks in poland. they've drawn up a rulebook on how to put the 2015 paris agreement into action — which includes limiting a rise in average world temperatures to "well below" two degrees celcius. here's our science editor, david shukman. this is what it's all about. gas is released into the air that heat the planet. and after some long, difficult arguments, the world has inched towards a deal for how to reduce them. to try to avoid the risks of dangerous levels of warming in future. the talks at katowice in poland saw delegates from nearly 200 countries haggling over rules the how to tackle climate change a slow process but eventually a deal was done. the coalition official chairing the talks was incredibly relieved. he was urged to take a bow. but there are questions about
what's actually been achieved. the big challenges that many countries, including poland, rely on polluting fuels like coal. thousands ofjobs depend on them. some campaigners say a few governments drag their feet but others are pleased to have got this far. would singh countries come together, they responded to the science. they haven't done up but they've done what's possible. they've agreed to rules and they've set themselves a job to go home and do more and work out what they will do more and work out what they will do engaging with citizens and businesses and investors. the hope is for a transition to cleaner forms of energy like solar power. the deal in poland may encourage that. the world is responding to the threat of global warming but not nearly with the speed that scientists say is needed. david shukman, bbc news. staff at chester zoo say they've been overwhelmed with messages of goodwill, after a devastating fire ripped
through an enclosure yesterday. the area was quickly evacuated, but some animals are still missing. adam woods reports. the uk's largest zoo enclosure engulfed in flames. the uk's largest zoo enclosure engulfed inflames. 0h, the uk's largest zoo enclosure engulfed inflames. oh, my god. oh, my god. inside, hundreds of rare and exotic creatures. firefighters were quick to arrive as the zoo was evacuated, staff went back into move animals to safety. what could you see? just loads of smoke over the new part of the zoo and it was really cloudy and there seem to a lot of panic, fire engines, police, even ambulance. 15 fire crews battled strong wind and rain to bring the flames under control. one person had to be treated for the effects of smoke inhalation. no other injuries have been reported. all mammals living inside the enclosure, including endangered orangutans, givens and crocodiles,
have been accounted for but many tropical birds remain missing. —— givens. investigation into what caused the fire is now under way with parts of the zoo expected to reopen later today. bad weather and an increasing trend to buy things online are being blamed for shoppers staying away from the high street on what is usually the busiest weekend before christmas retail experts say footfall across the uk yesterday was down almost 10% compared with the same time last year. it comes after a november which was described by some businesses as "unbelievably bad", as joe miller reports. it's been a year of profit warnings, branch closures and big brands going under. britain's retailers have had a torrid 2018. we've seen consumer confidence dropped, we've seen costs increase and in general i think people are very nervous about spending. i don't imagine this is going to let up any time soon. amid
the gloom one man is starving himself as the saviour of the high street. mike ashley's sports direct, which rescued house of fraser, says it wants to lend a hand to a wounded competitor, debenhams. we put this offering to invest another £40 million and it is kind of the electric shock to wake them up to what is probably the last chance saloon. mike ashley suggested debenhams has zero chance of survival without his cash but the chain has rebuffed his proposal and some suspect the billy now, who is already debenhams largest shareholder, wants to get his hands on its assets if it collapses, acclaim sports direct denies. now, debenhams and other struggling chains mightjust debenhams and other struggling chains might just be debenhams and other struggling chains mightjust be able to afford to keep mike ashley at bay but neither they nor mike ashley's retail empire can afford a disappointing christmas. joe miller, bbc news. police are to test live facial recognition technology on the streets of central london this week. privacy campaigners have expressed concern at the use of the system.
but officers say the public will be invited to take part, at locations such as piccadilly circus and leicester square, rather than being scanned without their consent. drivers in scotland are being advised to take extra care after a number of crashes on the m74 in dumfries and galloway. it's thought freezing rain may have covered parts of the motorway. meanwhile, storm deirdre has brought flooding and left thousands of homes and businesses without electricity in parts of ireland. the met office says the worst of the weather has now passed, but warned of continuing icy conditions. there are calls for a historic figure from a black and ethnic minority background to feature on the bank of england's new £50 note. mary seacole, a nurse from the crimean war, is among the suggested candidates, as well as wartime secret agent noor inayat khan, the first female radio operator sent into nazi—occupied france. time for a spoiler alert. if you don't want to
know who won strictly — leave the room now as we're about to reveal who lifted the coveted glitterball trophy. documentary presenter stacey dooley and her professional partner kevin clifton were crowned the winners of the sixteenth series. she beat finalists ashley roberts, faye tozer and joe sugg, winning the public vote, despite being placed bottom of the judge's leaderboard. it's just it'sjust approaching it's just approaching ten past six. the number of children with special educational needs across england is growing, with so—called sen pupils now making up 15% of all students. so, with that in mind,
will the announcement today of a further £350 million pounds of government funding to support those with more complex needs go far enough? — we're joined now by primary school head teacherjim nicholson, who is also a representative for the national association of head teachers. your school is a mainstream school. your school is a mainstream school. you have pupils who have special educational needs. this new funding, which is something like, what, £230 million, is a significant boost, but how much of a difference would it make to you. its £350 million and its 100 million for the capital expenditure. globally, we welcome it. we've been having a long campaign to raise the issue about school funding significantly. it's a
bit of a success. recognising its a serious issue. special educational needs in particular, it is a real hit in terms of funding. and going up hit in terms of funding. and going up as you know but to be inclusive of this the skill, it comes from the schools budget to start with. school budgets have been significantly hit as well but the cuts expenditure, there's been no capacity. the start, there's been no capacity. the start, there are so much more that needs be done. why are your numbers going up? is that because we are better at diagnosing difficulties that children have? it's usually compact. professionals working with children identifying and diagnosing situation isa identifying and diagnosing situation is a lot faster from very young ages. also, there is social at a good change, technological change,
impacting upon children over many yea rs. impacting upon children over many years. there is a lot of work to be donein years. there is a lot of work to be done in that. we dinners be huge rise in the number of children homeschooled because they can't find an provision elsewhere. apart the issue here is if there is an adequate investment in children when they are young, it can all cause kinds of different problems. further investment in the future. if the government does go to the treasury and more money across the board, will have more complex issues going forward. there's a generation which will be hugely affected. we are already seeing the effects of several years already seeing the effects of several yea rs of already seeing the effects of several years of school cuts. and we are talking £2 billion per year to the last few years. in my own school, i've seen 120,000 over the last four years and that is revenue funding. it doesn't include capital funding. it doesn't include capital funding. what is it mean for you if
you have to lose effectively £120,000? that means redeploying staff more effectively. that's not a bad thing? , no it's not. when you look at redeployment, it means every single person, morejobs. to be able to replace some members of staff. somebody has left a petition. that's when we've managed to save money. it means people haven't been able to do an awful lot more work. the government always says it puts more into education. we will talk to damian hindsa into education. we will talk to damian hinds a bit later. what did you say to him now? several messages. the first one is a strategic understanding about increasing funding over the next few yea rs. increasing funding over the next few years. first of all to address the shortfall. we've lost significant amounts of money. you to look at the
increasing for schools. they haven't been metjust by standing still. we need investment because of the shortfall previously. we need more investment going forward. thinking about the fact that we are £2 billion down and if we are looking forward to 2021, increasing pension contributions, over a 4— new period of $4.5 billion ——4 5p, that should be honoured from the treasury and not school budgets. my colleagues cannot cut their cloth any finer. we need to do better. it's a good start. enjoy your christmas break. within talking about freezing rain in the difficult conditions. good morning, helen. cold? it is getting a little bit milder. good morning to
you. hello there. the freezing rain yesterday, this is how it looked in north yorkshire. it caused quite a few problems on the roads yesterday and also, we have had snow, that's no has continued to the night into parts of scotland, the far north of england as well. this was taking yesterday in argyll and bute. but storm, the massive clouds, is now blowing out into the north sea. it is still snowing in parts of scotland, blowing a severe gale across the northern isles. a few trees than yesterday as a result of the storm as well. it is slightly quieterfor most of the storm as well. it is slightly quieter for most of us. chilly out there and some frost, still the potential on the roads for a little bit of ice this morning, particularly in northern england and scotland. it is much milder south and west. we will see when the sun comes up, some
and west. we will see when the sun comes up, some sunshine today. a bright day for most of us and a quieter day. the wind is lighter, it won't be as cold but we do have quite a lot of showers to content with as you go through the afternoon particularly for wales, northern england, southern scotland and the south—west. look at the temperatures, just zero for some parts of yorkshire. the cold air has been blown away. we have this mild atla ntic been blown away. we have this mild atlantic influence with us and that will be with us for the majority of the week ahead, the run—up to christmas looks mild at times, quite wet. but there will be sunshine around. monday does not look like a bad day. we was he sunshine, it might be misty and faulty because the wind will be like, but as you can see, apart from northern ireland that rain coming in later in the day. a good deal of dry, bright mild weather for this year, day. a good deal of dry, bright mild weatherfor this year, 7— day. a good deal of dry, bright mild weather for this year, 7— 12 celsius on monday and we continue this process with weather systems running off the atlantic. last week we had the blocking high and the cold
continental air, this week we have low pressure rolling in from the atlantic, a mild difference and looking really quite wet as we head into tuesday and three wins the —— windy, we have cables on the irish sea. today it looks as if it is a quiet weather day, still a few issues for scotland, the far north compared with yesterday i think certainly the better half of the weekend. i will see you later with more detail. thank you, see you shortly. if there's something that brings together a family at christmas time it's a good old board game. of course things can get a little fraught, and i'm sure many of us have a squabble over scrabble at some point. the classic word game is 70 years old today. we've been asking you for your board game stories. the good, the bad, and the ugly. yes, i would say probably scrabble
is my favourite game. top three parlour games, i think scrabble would be up there. i don't thinki have got a version of it myself but i would play it if it was there.|j think the best is cluedo. monopoly, definitely. probably prostration. i wouldn't say i did, but i know people who do. oh yes. definitely. i think they may have cheated at monopoly, maybe cluedo. it is tough to cheat on scrabble. my mum is quite competitive so whenever we, especially ten games, we fight and maybe a bit of cheating going on.
one timesl maybe a bit of cheating going on. one times i was playing my family and my sister was losing quite bad and my sister was losing quite bad and she flicked it. definitely getting this then the. christmas it is then. we got completely distracted because we are now a p pa re ntly distracted because we are now apparently in the middle of a game of scrabble just here but this was just handed to us. we are going to attempt to make a few moves, i don't know if you can see it. there will be some of you at home looking at that thinking what, why have we done this? we will attempt to play this game with the help of the producers and maybe any guest that comes through. lots of world -- new words this year added to the scrabble dictionary. ze, something used for somebody who is general —— gender neutral. i spoke to charles about
this later on, he was involved in setting up the first scrabble championship and he has asked question —— the question, is brexit and allowed word? you cannot escape it, can you? it's time to take a look at this week's film review. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. mark, nice to have you here. nice to be here. what do we have this week? an interesting week. we have spider—man multiplied in into the spider—verse, an animated feature. we have mortal engines, a battle of the cities. and lizzie, an infamous murder revisited. spider—man: into the spider—verse, an animation that given its origins makes perfect sense. absolutely.
it brings together a series of different spider—man, spider—men, spider people, from all the different universes. focusing largely on the central character of miles morales, bitten by a spider while doing spray paint graffiti, and he develops spider powers he doesn't know what to do with. initially he thinks it's puberty. the next thing he finds himself in a world with lots of other spider people showing him the ropes, pun intended. here's a clip. 0h. act supernormal. selecting a bagel. spider—man? you know, that's funny. i get that a lot. hey! he's got the bagel! all right, time to swing, just like i taught you. when did you teach me that? i didn't. it's a little joke, team building. all right, you ready? of course i'm not ready! whoa! i can't do this yet! everybody knows that the best way
to learn is under intense life—threatening pressure. ow. come on. uh—oh. target‘s been spotted. what are you doing down there? i run better than i swing. you've got to swing, or they'll catch you. this is what you wanted. i thought it was really good fun. what i like about it is, if you are a comic book fan then you will be used to the idea of several different incarnations of the same character. also, if you're a movie fan, we have seen at least three different versions of spider—man in the last 10—15 years. this takes all those different versions and throws them together in the same universe and has fun with them in the same world. i liked it because firstly it looks great. it's really well done, the animation and it owes an awful lot to the original comic book sources. the film—makers said they wanted every frame to look like it was torn from a comic book, which it does.
it's really funny, the jokes really hit home. but it's really moving. there is a lovely thing, the whole thing about spider—man is that it's about an outsider and this is a group of outsiders all outside their own world, trying to find their place. i think young audiences can enjoy it as well as older audiences. i'm 56 and not a huge comic books fan nor a spider—man aficionado but i laughed all the way through and found it really moving. really enjoyable. some superhero films can get too dark and self—importa nt. this looks like it avoids that. there is underlying substance to it. it is about something, someone finding their own place in the world, but it hasn't got that brooding, everything is black and grey and grim. it's really good fun. i saw it with a paying audience and it went down terrifically well, the jokes all hitting home. but the bits that were meant to be moving were doing so as well. no one was more surprised by me by how much fun this was and i really liked it.
second, mortal engines, based on a book by philip reeve. which i haven't read. it's in a post—apocalyptic world in which cities have basically got up and are walking around fighting each other. so we meet london, the whole of london with st paul's and bits that you recognise, chasing after other cities. the principle that drives it is called municipal darwinism. it's produced and co—written by peterjackson of the lord of the rings movies, so you're expecting it to look spectacular and have really arresting stuff in it. i think at its very best it has hints of studio ghibli cartoons like laputa or howl's moving castle, and a bit of terry gilliam and jeunet and caro. at its worst, it's transformers with towns, it's big cities hitting each other. the problem is, although it's visually spectacular, the script feels lumpen. the characters don't get much chance to develop in it. one character called shrike comes
in, strikes a nerve, and you think, "here we go." here's a character with an with an arc and development and he changes and things happen to him. the minute he's off screen, it's much less interesting. it's almost like the spectre of the cities themselves. it's a lot of ideas, many of which you recognise from otherfilms, bolted together and kind of lumping around the screen for a couple of hours. there are interesting things in it, but i have to say it is a shambolic movie. i did find a lot of it, a lot of the time watching it thinking, i wish the story was as good as what i'm looking at. spectacular visuals are neverjust enough. you need to have substance underneath. the synopsis i read seemed slightly implausible. i don't mind implausibility. i just want it to have emotional sense. i thought it lacked that. lizzie is our third film. if i say the name lizzie borden, what do you think? i don't think anything. lizzie borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks. have i let you down? no, simon mayo said the same thing as you.
i'm in great company. lizzie borden was the central suspect in a murder case in 1872 that inspired a ghoulish nursery rhyme. this is now chloe sevigny and kristen stewart starring in a film about lizzie borden. chloe sevigny is lizzie, living in a house under the tyrannical rule of her father, who is really horrible, and a hated stepmother. kristen stewart is the maid, bridget, who's told her name is maggie now she works in the house. they form a shared bond that is sparked initially by their loathing of the father figure. here's a clip. sorry this is happening to you. i'm ashamed to be his daughter. i've been lying to myself for so long now.
telling myself that things will get better. it won't, will it? not ever. pigeons c00. why are you kind to me? what's the relationship like between those two? i've read certain reviews that say the dynamic between the two is fantastic. it is. what's interesting about the film is that i imagined everybody knows
a version of this story and i'm finding out more and more that that isn't true. the film seems to imagine you already do, that this is a story where nobody is quite sure what happened in the case. the film imagines a version of events, it looks like it's inspired by a version of events from an ed mcbain novel. it develops a relationship between the two central characters and then works out a dynamic that seems to make sense within the context of the movie. whether it's true, nobody knows but it makes sense within the movie. we were talking before about the very different film, mortal engines. i don't mind the invention of fantasy but it has to make sense in and of itself. i thought this really did. you can see from the clip it's really low—key. you can feel the electricity in the air. very, very good performances. it reminds me of the movie lady macbeth, about a character trapped within a house. the house felt very claustrophobic, like a prison, and you get a sense of that in this. that inside the house everything is stifling and outside the house it's a very, very different atmosphere. i thought it was a very interesting and low—key film. clearly not for everybody. the thing that surprises me most, i thought it was a film that was saying, you all know this story, and this is a different version.
but it turns out that's not true. not at all. i would have to swot up on it before going to see it. the best out, the old man and the gun. i love this. are you going to go and see it? i am going to go and see it. i just thought it was fabulous. you have heard all the stories that robert redford has said it might be his last film. who knows whether it will. but if it is his last, what a fabulous note to go out on. it's based on a true story, he plays an old bank robber, part of a group called the over the hill gang. it's him and his relationship with sissy spacek, looking back on his life, that becomes an anthology of robert redford's screen career. he is wonderful. supporting performances are great, including a brilliant performance from tom waits, the musician turned actor. i think he's great. if you are robert redford, this would be the point where you go, i'm top of the tree, thank you, i will step away. i will look forward to it. i don't go to the cinema often enough. do go and see this. you will love this. the best dvd this week?
they shall not grow old is out this week on dvd. there was a lot of attention around armistice day. i think its extraordinary. they have ta ken 100—year old footage from the great war. peterjackson, who produced mortal engines, and co—wrote it, this is what he has done brilliantly here, taking this old footage, using computer graphics and special effects to make it look like it was shot yesterday. it's like you are in the trenches with the faces of these very young soldiers from 100 years ago literally looking like they are right in front of you. he has added soundtrack and they got lip readers in to read what's being said. but the effect is really extraordinary. it's like the film leaps into life. it's quite startling when it first happens, quite remarkable. it's very moving and i think that of the two peterjackson products around at the moment, this is the one to pay attention to. i have put it down to go and see that as well. mark, thank you. lovely to see you. and you. a quick reminder before we go that you'll find more film news and reviews from across the bbc
online at bbc.co.uk/markkermode. and you can find all our previous programmes on the bbc iplayer. that's it for this week, though. thanks for watching. goodbye. good morning — welcome to breakfast, with rogerjohnson and rachel burden. our headlines today: theresa may has launched a scathing attack on tony blair, after the former prime minister gave his backing to calls for another brexit referendum. mrs may said her predecessor's intervention was an "insult to the office he once held and the people he once served." mr blair said mps might back a new vote if "none of the other options work". nearly 200 countries have finally agreed an international approach to tackle climate change, after two weeks of talks in poland. they've drawn up a rulebook on how to put the 2015 paris agreement into action —
which includes limiting a rise in average world temperatures to "well below" two degrees celcius. there will also be a mechanism to review the actions of countries who don't comply. staff at chester zoo say they've been overwhelmed with messages of goodwill, after a devastating fire ripped through an enclosure yesterday. 15 fire crews battled strong winds and rain to bring the flames under control. the area was quickly evacuated, but some animals including tropical birds, are still missing. parts of the zoo are expected to reopen this morning. bad weather and an increasing trend to buy things online are being blamed for shoppers staying away from the high street on what is usually the busiest weekend before christmas. retail experts say footfall across the uk yesterday was down almost 10% compared with the same time last year. it comes after a november which was described by some businesses as "unbelievably bad". drivers in scotland are being
advised to take extra care after a number of crashes on the m74 in dumfries and galloway. it's thought freezing rain may have covered parts of the motorway. meanwhile, storm deirdre has brought flooding and left thousands of homes and businesses without electricity in parts of ireland. the met office says the worst of the weather has now passed, but warned of continuing icy conditions. there are calls for a historic figure from a black and ethnic minority background to feature on the bank of england's new 50 pound note. mary seacole, a nurse from the crimean war, is among the suggested candidates, as well as wartime secret agent noor inayat khan, the first female radio operator sent into nazi—occupied france. teenage british racing driver billy monger will receive the helen rollason award at the sports personality of the year ceremony tonight. the award is for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity.
billy was in a high speed crash in 2017 which resulted in him losing both of his legs. he returned to racing in march, less than a year after the accident. you can watch the show tonight on bbc one from 7 o'clock. it seems to have crept up on us. we haven't had a shortlist and been toying —— been talking about various candidates. in a way, i think that will be more exciting. i see are at work, we'd been talking about who might be on the short list. it's beena might be on the short list. it's been a closely guarded secret. there we re been a closely guarded secret. there were 12 in 2012. i think there might have been ten or 12 last year. it felt long and busy. they had to bring on the athletes in pairs. this year, there is only six. the apprentice final is on tonight. one
of those nights on the sofa. it was definitely a day to watching sport. manchester city, top of the table. the british classico. taking place later. city are top of the table. james burford has a round—up. hundreds of millions of pounds have been set on city's started lineup and even world—class players had to wait their turn. gabrieljesus was without a player until august but now he is headed to the right direction with two per price of one against everton. the striker needs it and he is a guy,
against everton. the striker needs itand he is a guy, in against everton. the striker needs it and he is a guy, in terms of fight, he is incredible, incredible. iam fight, he is incredible, incredible. i am pretty sure he willjoin two nice goals. city return to the top of the table now. tottenham are hoisted high after 91 blustery wembley minutes. they finally got the breakthrough. stoppage time, absolutely breaks burnley hearts. west ham are the most in form. the 2- west ham are the most in form. the 2— melbourne full, theirfourth victory in the road. the hosts rooted to the foot of table. it would take something special for crystal palace to take flight without wilfrid ‘s aha. all three points against leicester were insured. this may have been either better from watford, the greek player finding the corner in the win against cardiff. huddersfield had
7496 against cardiff. huddersfield had 74% possession against newcastle but such numbers mean nothing if you don't take your chances. fans were sent on to cloud nine. kilmarnock aren't giving up their surprise challenge for the scottish premiership title. they're back on top of the table this morning after a 3—1win over dundee. steve clarke's side go a point clear of celtic but the scottish champions have three games in hand, starting away at hibernian this lunchtime. elsewhere yesterday there were wins for motherwell and aberdeen. norwich city have been knocked off the top of the championship despite coming from behind to draw 2—2 at bristol city. leeds 1—0 win over bolton means they move to the summit. promotions chasers middlesbrough slipped to a 2—1 defeat at qpr while aston villa drew 2—2 against stoke. still glasgow warriors and saracens are both still on course for a place still rse for a place in the knockouts of rugby union's champions cup. they both won their pool matches
in dreadful conditions yesterday, but saracens' win over cardiff means they are out already, as patrick gearey reports. cardiff's champions cup chances have been fast disappearing. their only path back through the fog was guarded by saracens' red giants. a formidable bunch, top of the premiership, top of their group. the likes of sean maitland, a streak of scarlet through ca rd iff's defence. faced with a rocky road, the blues got inventive, first the chip and then eventually the fish, dan fish's try once converted gave the welsh side the half—time lead. but then they were winning at the break against sarries last week and lost by 26 points. with the likes of owen farrell around, you're never really safe. he kicked 16 points in all as saracens muscled their way through the blues. england hookerjamie george judged to be over. cardiff most definitely out. saracens are now 22 matches unbeaten.
a watershed game in glasgow, this was weather for warriors — glasgow needed a win to keep alive their chances of reaching the next stage. this was some start. within 45 seconds, matawalu onto the water slide. lyon are bottom of the group, so the warriors would have had hopes of scoring the four tries needed for a bonus point. especially when matawalu went snorkelling once more. but they couldn't keep up the momentum. glasgow are comfortably second in their pool. in this weather they must feel like they've just climbed out of one. patrick gearey, bbc news. defending champions leinster also boosted their qualification hopes. they ran in six tries to end bath's hopes of reaching the last eight with a 42—15 win in dublin. in the same pool, wasps lost to leaders toulouse. england's hockey players will face australia later this morning for the bronze medal at the men's world cup. it's after they were soundly beaten 6—0 by belgium in yesterday's semi—final. the belgians go onto play the netherlands for gold. canelo alvarez can now say he's world champion
in three weight divisions. that's after he beat liverpool's rocky fielding at madison square gardens earlier this morning. rocky — great name for a boxer — was knocked down 4 times before the fight was stopped in the third round. the revamped formula e season started in saudi arabia yesterday. this electric car series has promised some of the most spectacular circuits around the world in a year where new battery technology means there is enough power for the drivers to stay in the same carfor the entire race. this first grand prix was won by bmw's antonio felix da costa. britain's men took silver in the madison on the final day of the track cycling world cup in london. in the 30km event, fred wright and matt walls followed up friday‘s team pursuit silver with another — winning the final sprint to take second place behind denmark. mark allen will play shaun murphy later today in the final of snooker‘s scottish open, but allen has admitted he felt hungover
during his semi—final win over daniel wells. allen wasn't at his best for the start of this match yesterday morning, these missed pots saw him go 4—0 down in the best of 11 frame match, but he did recover after the mid—session interval to win 6—5. well after the match allen revealed he wasn't feeling very well when he came out to play on saturday morning, so to improve things he had some drinks during that interval at 4—0 down. he said he's embarrassed to admit he was hungover. michael van gerwen's into round three of the pdc world darts championship at the ally pally. but the defending champion's walk on to the oche was delayed because he was sprayed by some liquid from the crowd. it was comfortable in the end though as he beat alan tabern 3—1. finally we've seen plenty of teams get in the festive spirit over the weekend. but a special mention to the groundsman at cambridge united. who created this masterpiece on the abbey stadium pitch for the league two side's match against yeovil. it must take some effort to draw a christmas tree, complete with baubles,
with a lawnmover at this stage of the football season — you can see he even did it on both sides of the centre circle for symmetry. with show—stopping lifts, a dash of hollywood glamour and even a trampoline thrown in for good measure — last night's strictly saw one couple finally get their hands on the coveted glitterball trophy. so if you haven't had chance to watch it yet — you may want to leave the room now. documentary presenter stacey dooley and her professional partner kevin clifton won the public vote, despite being placed bottom of the judge's scorecards.
our arts correspondent david sillito takes a look at how the night unfolded: it's the final! for couples, three dancers and from the very beginning, it was actually a formal pussycat doll who set the standard. the big lift from dirty dancing was flawless. ten! the score, perfect tens. and to those 40s kept coming. this athletic show dance on a raised and revolving platform. this athletic show dance on a raised and revolving platformlj this athletic show dance on a raised and revolving platform. i personally asa and revolving platform. i personally as a darce feel that you stretched yourself beyond limits, you've learned techniques you are not familiar with ever before, you have brought to the show a life, a style, andi brought to the show a life, a style, and i truly am gratefulfor you. brought to the show a life, a style,
and i truly am grateful for you. of course, craig pitt tried to find a fault. i had a slight problem with your right toe, darling, but then i decided to get over myself. ten! not the point was dropped all night. but matching those scores dance after dance was faye tozer. this hollywood glitz in high heels on a very high top hat... at the end of this routine to fever, it was perfect tens routine to fever, it was perfect te ns a cross routine to fever, it was perfect tens across the board. what an end ofa tens across the board. what an end of a journey. wow. this is really high. but when it comes to a journey from being a non— dancer to doing this... youtuberjoe sugg was more
than holding his own. ending with a charleston. you are the biggest surprise of this series. from a marathon night of dancers tonight, you have just got stronger and stronger and its next ordinary amount of work you have put in and it has paid off, you are a star. for stevie journalists stacey dooley, it began with a f and then an explosive show dance. everything was thrown at it. the crowd loved it. bruno tried to describe it as her greatest hits. your greatest hits. but craig... iwasn't her greatest hits. your greatest hits. but craig... i wasn't that keen on the dance. it was the lowest score of the night. and even at the
end of paso doble described as having power and passion, she was in fourth place. all that matters is what the public thinks and they saw it rather differently. stacey! even more emotional was so professional dads partner clifton. after five finals, his first victory. there it is, the winner of this year ‘s glitter ball trophy, stacey dooley. it wasjoyful, it it was joyful, it really was. any of those candidates would have been worthy winners. her mum at the end was going that. there are not many weather presenters on strictly. carol did at one year.
it has been difficult enough dancing around the weather picture this weekend, i can tell you. it has been really tricky. we will have one of the most severe types of weather that could have in this country yesterday, freezing rain, very rare that we see it so widely, but yes it was giving us a song and ants yesterday. i am sure you know that if you live in northern england or scotland. this was taken in north yorkshire yesterday afternoon. look at that, freezing rain that falls on the surface and freezers. you can imagine how treacherous it was on the roads and pavements. as well as that, we have snow and it is still snowing in areas of scotland. what a beautiful teacher sent in, i would dig out more this morning with the snow as well. the pictures on the weekend if you're trying to get from ato b, it is weekend if you're trying to get from atob,itisa weekend if you're trying to get from a to b, it is a busy weekend, not great. the big news is that it is a
quieter weather day. the storm is blowing itself out into the north sea having brought chaos with it yesterday, still some severe weather in the north of scotland currently but we are under the influence of a westerly breeze and it is a atlantic, mild, not so much of a wintry problem but it is cold this morning. there was frost as i drove in from rural parts of western london. chance of a few icy patches around this morning. we have got snow across parts of scotland, the highlands but also plenty of sunshine once that sun comes up to enjoy. it will be a quieter day. it will not be dry, you see the showers rattling in from the west, but particularly later for northern england and perhaps southern scotla nd england and perhaps southern scotland wales and the south—west, it gets what is those showers ganged together to give the wet end to our sunday year. it is mild, names and pens, with windy, we have that sunshine in eastern areas but the mild airtakes sunshine in eastern areas but the mild air takes longer to get across
to the eastern side of the uk. that happens through the night and into tomorrow but it will be the dominant feature this week in the run—up to christmas. original high pressure tomorrow and a decent day to start the week but as i say, more rain to come through the week and it is rather mild. those expecting snow in the run—up to christmas, at the moment not much sign. thank you, we will let you will do somewhere warmer. now though, it's time for click. and the children at this north london school have invited and lara and me to learn about one of the most important events in british history.
it has been 100 years since the first women in the uk were able to vote in a general election. and this vr experience is attempting to demonstrate how important it is to make your voice heard. and now repeat after me, this is my voice. all: this is my voice. before the suffragettes, a woman had to know her place. make noise is an eight minute interactive animated documentary story which you use your voice to interact with and it's about the story of the suffragettes. i walked down the strand and the first shop i came to, which was a jeweller's, bang went my hammer through the window. in the early 20th century the british suffragette movement fought for the right of women to vote by protesting and damaging buildings, all the while facing
ridicule and anger in the media. sing a note and make a monument with your voice. holding for as long as you can. and that's something that seemed to resonate with everyone in the room. yes, it did make me feel quite self—conscious to simply make noise, but that was the whole point — for both the female, and maybe more importantly, male participants. reminding everyone of the importance of their voice being heard and valued. what did you think of the experience today? really good and epic. how much of a difference do you think it made learning about a subject like this in vr? i know more about history compared to other games. we can understand it rather than looking at old footage, which makes it seem as though it's boring. if we this way it is more fun watch.
when we think about the suffragettes we think about these women, in starched, neat clothing, and we think they're not us. and actually when you hear what they say and the way that they say it and they are giggling and punk as hell, you think, 0k, actually you can teach me something about how i need to be. this isn't just about them. do you think men and women are equal now? they're not equal. in what ways? men still get paid more than women. look at the buckets, one by one, and call out the names of the women who've inspired you. my mum! sonia! my mum! theresa! they seemed very excited when they could shout out the names of women who'd inspired them. who were yours? um, well, i'm only here because of tomorrow's world, the bbc science programme. and so maggie philbin and judith hann. ..before it can ever fly again.
sadly, we may now have taken a step backwards in terms of female figures in technology. the 19705 saw the invention of the computer—driven wordprocessor, built by evelyn berezin, who died this week at the age of 93. in the 805, almost 40% of american computer science majors were women. but by 2012 this number had halved. today, in silicon valley, the heart of tech innovation, women only make up a quarter of the workforce. and female founders, on average, get less than half the investment of their male counterparts. that's maybe not surprising when you hear that only 7% of investors are women. so with stats like these we end up living in the world where most things are still designed by men, even if they are designed for women. case in point, this audio interface was recently being marketed specifically to women.
great, isn't it. . ? the company has since apologised. now, if the tech industry has issues with gender balance, you want to take a look at the maritime world, where just 2% of seafarers are female. emily bates has been to snowy turku in finland, land of a thousand lakes, to track down a female captain whose career is about to be transformed by technology. there are many of them, but there are just a few ladies on board. but, yeah, if you do yourjob well, then it shouldn't be a problem. anu loved her life at sea, working her way up the ranks over many yea rs.
but once she started a family, she found it increasingly difficult. it became kind of obvious that i need to have a shorebased job to continue. i wouldn't want to miss them growing up. but new tech may allow anu to continue her career at sea while still coming home to herfamily each night. i went to turku to get on board what is being called the future of shipping. ships like these make up part of finland's road network and complete millions ofjourneys each year. i'm about to get on one that doesn't have a driver. this ship has been retrofitted with a variety of sensors and cameras which allow it to navigate by itself. it can set sail, complete the crossing and even dock itself, all without any human intervention. anu has been heavily involved in the development of the tech. we have object detection,
which is done by our intelligent awareness system, which is doing sensorfusion. it's using ais radar and camera to detect an object. this is going to the autonomous navigation system, which is then the brains who is kind of deciding whether these objects are dangerous for the vessel or not and whether we need to avoid them. while ship's captains like anu went eventually be on board, they will be piloting multiple craft from the shore. should something go wrong with an autonomous vessel, one of these places will be able to take control of it from onshore and steer it to safety no matter where it was in the world. this technology may never be a substitute for the romance of the sea, but it could let people like anu balance the life they want using their years of training and expertise with family life. afghanistan — a country in turmoil.
leading an ordinary life in this war—ravaged country is hard, especially if you're female. it's been described as the worst place on earth to be a woman. kabul‘s babur gardens were lit up this week to mark the close of the un's 16 days of activism to end gender—based violence. yet in the western city of herat, this group of teenage girls cast aside day—to—day concerns over safety, security and mere survival to do something most girls in this country can only dream of. aptly, they are known as the afghan dreamers. translation: every child has a dream, robotics became mine
when i watched cartoons with robots as a six—year—old kid. seeing them walking and talking like humans made me think about how they're built, and what makes them different from us. every week, they get together to code and build robots. their inventions are trying to find solutions to very local problems. translation: more than 8096 of the afghan population works in agriculture, which is still a very manual process here. we would like to change that. our bot can cut wheat and handle the first process, and eventually we would like it to separate the wheat as well, making it easier for the farmer. fatima is the team leader. unusually, her father had greatly encouraged her, only tragically she lost him last year in a suicide bombing, a stark reminder of life here. the girls won last year's
prestigious robotex contest in estonia, and that gave them the chance to be able to better their device. so this year, they've gone back with the improved version hoping they could win the big—money prize on offer this time around. congratulations on reaching the final of the competition, how are you feeling? i'm so excited for this. so we have in here two robots. as you know, saffron is so famous in afghanistan. it is hard for women collecting the saffron by hand. so with this robot, we can help them to collecting all the saffron easier than by hand. we can cut the saffron in here and then we have a process in here. we can do process, and then in here we have an elevator so all saffron can go in here. from there, they can be packaged and transported by the other robot. as a girl interested in robotics in afghanistan, what challenges are you up against? the big challenge is that some
families don't allow their girls to go to a robotics convention, because they think a girl isjust for home. i think it's wrong because girls can be like man to do something. i want to be a mechanical engineer in the future, and i want to help my country to improve there, like, customs, whatever they want. so i want to help them. while change won't come overnight, we may be seeing the dawn of a generation who want to think anything is possible, and surely that's a start.