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down my face over what we had done and we were coming home and how it must have felt in the day for those quys must have felt in the day for those guys doing the same thing. two greatest symbols of freedom in the world. flying in carefully planned stages, the silver spitfire covered well over 23,000 miles above some of the world's most iconic landscapes. it defied typhoons and mechanical issues to become a star wherever it landed. the longest leg was a 3.5 hour 830 mile trip across the saudi arabian desert. it is quite noisy, the cockpit is exceedingly noisy and there is no heating or cooling so in there is no heating or cooling so in the desert it got pretty hot and over the alps it got very, very cold. the flight is finally over that its legacy is another spitfire legend. cup of tea?
news is coming into us of an earthquake near yeovil in somerset ‘s. reports are varying as to the strength of the earthquake. some are saying it has measured 4.5 on the richter scale and others are saying it measured 3.4, but nonetheless we have got some comments from people in the taunton, yeovil and bridgwater areas. if you've ever wondered what it's like to be at home when an earthquake of this kind of magnitude strikes, well, here you go! 0ne witness said they initially thought it was the rumbling of a passing tractor but the dogs reacted and it was unnerving and apparently the shower door rattled. another person said the bed shook. the daughter thought a lorry was going but they walked past and there was no lorry and a wooden board on its
side did fall over upstairs. someone else reported it sounded like a collision on the road, a kind of whoomp noise with a hanging of medals rattling on a door handle. someone else reported nothing fell off—the—shelf but the cat wasn't happy. someone else is saying there was a loud and deep rumble. "i thought there had been an explosion nearby, but nothing fell off the shelves". i'm sure we will hear more about this earthquake that has happened around taunton, yeovil and bridgwater in somerset. those are the initial reports coming into us at the bbc. now it's time for the weather with phil avery. hello once again. the only pattern for the weather for the next few daysis for the weather for the next few days is no tune days are the same. friday starts off really mild right gci’oss friday starts off really mild right across the british isles axe to a flow of south—westerly winds but once this weather front has worked
its way across northern britain, the northwesterner brings something more chilly. a wet start in the south and a lot of cloud across england and wales, and that gives way eventually as the belt of showers works its way down from scotland and northern ireland and behind it, attempts away to single figures and to the south, still a mild day, 12 or 13. increasingly, though, those pressure conditions wind out as these guys continue to clear overnight and it will take you into the first part of saturday. quite a chilly start to the weekend with the temperatures again back into single figures, rather like we were a few days ago. for that somewhat drier interlude, we have to thank a little read of high pressure but waiting in the winds, there's no disguising the fa ct we winds, there's no disguising the fact we have more cloud, wind and rain. if you need some dry weather, in northern ireland and western scotla nd in northern ireland and western scotland you have to be at saturday pretty quickly because incomes that next banner of cloud, wind and rain
and heavy rain again in the western side of scotland but saturday is a pretty decent day for much of england and wales. that rain across the north and west becomes the rain in the south and east to start sunday and once that is away, it's a blustery old day right across the piece with the wind is coming to the south—west so the bulk of the showers across many western parts. the east doing not too bad on sunday, but a word to the wise about sunday, but a word to the wise about sunday night and into the first part of monday, look at the squeeze in the isobar is working its way towards the british isles such that we may have a bit of a problem. later on on sunday and into the first part of monday, especially but not exclusively in the south—west of the british isles, we could see gusts around 80 mph. having said all of that, monday will be a somewhat drier day. fewer showers to report and the wind in the north and north—west and hence it will be a cooler day for the greater part of the british isles, only the very far
south looking to stay in double figures. just when you thought we would stick with a cooler, drier regime, here we are at the start of tuesday and a new area of cloud, wind and rain works its way in from the atlantic again the mild air trapped between oceans of colder air to the east and to the west, so tuesdayis to the east and to the west, so tuesday is one of those yet again. a lot of wind around, gusts of 50—60 mph, a lot of rain eventually right across the british isles but those temperatures just taking up a degree or two thanks to that change in wind. so here we are into the middle pa rt wind. so here we are into the middle part of the week of the little tip in the jetstream just taking the low pressure away and then things go quieter and probably cooler because the jetstream is diving away to the south of us and as we get towards the tail end of the week, the ridge of high pressure has disappeared and a new low is close by to the british isles and it is leading in chilly airagainfrom the isles and it is leading in chilly air again from the north—west. the intervention of these mild atlantic airs is all brief, you can see how
much cold air there is on offer. no two days the same. mainly cold but there will be those occasional wetter, milder and interludes to break up that pattern. hello. this is bbc news with rebecca jones. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first, the headlines: with one week to go until the general election, the leaders of the main political parties have been out pushing their big election pledges. french police fire tear gas at protestors as the biggest nationwide strike in years brings most of the country to a standstill. a major international investigation involving british and american police has uncovered one of the largest cases of cyber theft ever detected. us speaker nancy pelosi says impeachment proceedings will go ahead against president trump for pressuring ukraine to investigate his democratic political rival.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the broadcaster david davies and the political correspondent for the daily mirror, nicola bartlet. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the metro says the bbc‘s andrew neil has issued an unprecedented on—air challenge to borisjohnson to appear on his show after critics accused the pm of being a coward for dodging him. the daily mirror says the broadcaster listed questions he would ask the prime minister. the guardian reports that andrew neil has accused mrjohnson of failing to address a question of trust with the public.
according to the times, nigel farage's general election campaign has descended into acrimony after four senior brexit party politicians quit and urged eurosceptics to vote conservative. the daily mail also highlights the brexit party politicians telling backers of nigel farage to support borisjohnson instead. the daily express's election take is of borisjohnson accusing jeremy corbyn of plotting to fiddle a second referendum in favour of remain by giving the vote to two million eu citizens. the daily telegraph devotes most of its front page to the submission by the jewish labour movement to the equality and human rights commission. and the financial times reports that the world's biggest oil company, saudi aramco, has raised a record $25.5 billion in its initial public offering.
let's public offering. be honest, the election is almost let's be honest, the election is almost on all of the front pages, if not all, and let's start with your paper, nicola, the daily mirror, picking up on andrew neil throwing down the gauntlet to borisjohnson in quite dramatic style actually, staring down the camera and saying, "come on my programme! " the mirror calls it a devastating attack. i suppose the question is, will this make any difference? i'm not sure that it will, to be honest it was quite a moment, having andrew neil look down the camera at borisjohnson, but andrew neil look down the camera at boris johnson, but i andrew neil look down the camera at borisjohnson, but i think there's been a calculation made in number 10 that it been a calculation made in number 10 thatitis been a calculation made in number 10 that it is more damaging to go on and let andrew neil bring up... we can anticipate some of the questions that would be asked. he said he's got them mother and ready, to use the prime minister's phrase. there will be issues of trust, he will be
sacked for lying atjobs and his personal life —— he was. there's lots of baggage that comes with the prime minister. i think that style of interview can be quite damaging. at this stage he has already taken the flak for refusing to do it. that's on several front pages. what is the incentive for him to agree to do the interview? i find it absolutely extraordinary. i think it's 59 years since the americans had their first presidential debate. jfk and nixon, which changed american elections for ever. here we are in the uk, still with no rules, no independent rules... discussions between the political parties and the broadcasters go—ahead. sometimes leaders appear and sometimes they don't. they generally appear when they've got something to gain and
perhaps they don't appear when they think they haven't. it maybe, as you say, nicola, that the judgement is there and the damage has been done, if damage is done. there's an assumption we are all making here that loads of people haven't made up their minds what they going to do. that's what the daily mirror is doing, asking how can anyone trust him, but you're suggesting it won't make any difference? him, but you're suggesting it won't make any difference ?|j him, but you're suggesting it won't make any difference? i think the level of trust has never been as low in all politicians as it is at the moment, and they, all of them, have got to decide how they are going to bring the country back together after the experience of the referendum that we had and the after—effects we are still feeling. it sounds, from talking to you both, we shouldn't be holding our breath for andrew neil to interview boris johnson, though! turning to the times: this is a story that happened today,
didn't it, david? but nigel farage has spoken to the times, so this has got some more detail? good old nidal has said, "never underestimate human greed and stupidity —— nigel. the four defectors rode off my back. they have been planning this ever since borisjohnson was they have been planning this ever since boris johnson was elected. here she is, annunziata rees—mogg. and she was paraded as a great convert to the brexit party for the euro elections not so long ago? and here we are. and she is now saying to vote for borisjohnson. here we are. and she is now saying to vote for boris johnson. what are they doing standing and pulling out with six days to go? also they can... you know, they can encourage farage to withdraw, but the list is
already set for who is on the ballot paper. it makes no difference. it points to the woes of the brexit party essentially since was got elected because that was a real shift in people thinking that brexit would then happen. nigel farage has been on the back foot this entire time. he had hoped to get a deal with the tories. that wasn't forthcoming. he then was forced to withdraw a number of his candidates. he's only standing in seats the tories don't already hold. those are the seats that they need to win to get a majority. he is standing against labour. i'm going out on a limb to say this, i don't think it will be a real surprise on election night if there's a brexit mp. you are agreed on that. 0k. the economist, which we don't always
feature in the papers, but we have done tonight because they are urging voters to vote lib dem. i have read, nicola, what they had to say about this and i have to say it's a slightly lukewarm endorsement. in their view the least bad option from what they called britain's nightmare before christmas. definitely. it co m pa res before christmas. definitely. it comparesjeremy before christmas. definitely. it compares jeremy corbyn before christmas. definitely. it comparesjeremy corbyn as the most unpopular leader of position ever. borisjohnson, the unpopular leader of position ever. boris johnson, the most unpopular leader of position ever. borisjohnson, the most unpopular new government on record and on friday the 13th, "unlucky britons will wake to find one of these horrors in charge". and their argument is not just horrors in charge". and their argument is notjust all the other problems with the parties in terms of islam a phobia, anti—semitism, other issues, they, obviously the economist, is very concerned about free markets and they don't like either of those parties' offerings, they say they are too extreme and
they say they are too extreme and they don't believe borisjohnson would move back to the centre economically if he were to get a majority. they think this play for britain produced goods, a focus on the uk means that won't happen and they say instead vote lib dem to deny anyone a majority, which is actually what tony blair has been advocating as well. hasn't the economist urged voters to vote lib dem before? in the last election, yeah. let's not be churlish, some good news forjo swinson here, there's no doubt about that. there's a cartoon at the top of this... i don't know if our viewers can see it, but it is borisjohnson with a rather long... as a snowman with a rather long... as a snowman with a rather long... as a snowman with a rather long nose and jeremy corbyn with his legendary hat... worker's hat on and a smiling jo swinson in
the middle. just keep describing it, david, because we are about to see it now. it is rather fun! i think we can see the magic money tree there as well. it is more exciting than any of the christmas cards i got today! that's another thing! it would be good for a christmas card, wouldn't it? there's also a line in the middle of this, "boris has absorbed the fatal lesson of the brexit campaign, there no penalty for lying or breaking the rules", which brings us back to the whole issue of trust. things are up in the air here but don't forget it is not all wine and roses in france at the moment stop pictures from the protest are on the front pages of several newspapers. a striking photograph on the front of the guardian. a day of rage as thousands protest against macron. and that is interesting. president
macron is suggesting pension reform which many people support. but he himself is unpopular so people are protesting against him, aren't they? i think it is a combination. something like 70 plus% of people agree the pension system needs reform. there are something like 42 different schemes at the moment, it isa different schemes at the moment, it is a complicated system. but 69% of people support the strikes. it is one of those classic political issues that people think needs to be sorted in theory but then when you say it will affect you they don't agree with it. macron is incredibly unpopular. he promised to do this when he came in so he argues he has a mandate for it but this is the same issue in 1995 that had bigger stroke previously. and chirac had to back down. his reforms were less ambition than those of macron. so
this is the killer issue for french politicians. he is rather good at winding up the president of the united states but seems to be equally good at winding up 800,000 french workers. but french politics is mightily complicated. the unpopularity of presidents sometimes after next to no time leaves us standing. we spoke to an independent expert earlier in paris who says he thinks macron may get these reforms through in some shape or form but thinks macron may get these reforms through in some shape orform but i suspect we will see more pictures like these on the front pages before then. staying with the guardian and a frightening headline, the rising toll of measles. nearly 10 million
cases and 142,000 deaths. where are these facts and figures coming from? it seems these figures other worldwide figures. some of the countries quoted here are the democratic republic of the congo and similar. and what is criticised here are anti— vaccination activist who have been very vocal around the world in recent years. and the figures, the cases in 2019 are already three times higher than at the same time last year. most of those dying are small children. and this is the sort of story where at a time with so much else going on in our little bit of the world get lost. and these other stories that matter. there are also stories of the moment of an early crisis this
winter in the nhs. that is on the front of one of the papers as well. what you make of this story, nicola? it is good to be on the front page of the guardian. it is interesting. they talk about anti— vaccination information being a problem in britain and the us and the richer nations but it is the health system letting people down in other countries. there is some evidence that it countries. there is some evidence thatitis countries. there is some evidence that it is not in our own country is not just anti— vexes, that it is not in our own country is notjust anti— vexes, it is the fact that people don't think it is a problem, that they need to be proactive and take their children to get vaccinated. and it seems like there have been discussions over whether the health secretary would make it compulsory in what might be more important is a public health lesson. it is staggering that this is happening when we have the means to stop people from suffering. it kind of defies logic, in a way.
something else that defies logic was on the front of the times. let me see if i can find it. woman lives after heart stops for six hours. can this be true, nicola? i assume they are not making it up. but the woman herself, she seemed completely perplexed by it as well. she is a british teacher in spain and it was after she suffered a heart attack from hypothermia after being caught ina from hypothermia after being caught in a snowstorm in the pyrenees. touchingly, her husband realised that she was not very well when she started to speak at a nonsense to him. don't go there. laughs the other thing is she is quoted as saying she does not remember much about it.
you suspect she would not. it is a true miracle, isn't it? it is an exceptional case in the world, the longest cardiac arrest documented in spain according to the dock who led the hospital's operation to save her life stop that is really an extraordinary story and i wonder if it isa extraordinary story and i wonder if it is a record beyond spain. extraordinary story and i wonder if it is a record beyond spainm extraordinary story and i wonder if it is a record beyond spain. it does not say. it looks like they've not been able to find that out. finally, let's conclude with some festive, i wa nted let's conclude with some festive, i wanted to say festive cheer, but it is not. those christmasjumpers, according to the telegraph, plastic warning over christmas jumpers. what is the problem? the problem is that it appears that the millions of such christmas jumpers sold this december are likely to be made with our old friend plastic. and they are only worn a few times and then they are
consigned to the dustbin and consumers are being urged by various charities to scour charity shops for secondhand jumpers. i must tell you, iam again secondhand jumpers. i must tell you, i am again secondhand jumpers, christmas jumpers and first—hand christmas jumpers and first—hand christmas jumpers and any sort of christmas jumpers and any sort of christmas jumper. my wife decided. 0ut one of these jumpers to play in a christmas golf tournament this week and she said what do you think? that awful moment when you think oh, i don't think i should express an opinion. i think i will ask the va are. “— opinion. i think i will ask the va are. —— var. i am opinion. i think i will ask the va are. —— var. iam not opinion. i think i will ask the va are. —— var. i am not going to reason it. —— where it. -- where it. i don't have one. so sad, something that was always a bit of fun and always a christmas jumper
day for charity but look, serious consequences. day for charity but look, serious consequences. we finished on the bombshell. thank you both for joining us. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you — seven days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers — and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. goodbye. hello. i'm ben croucher with a round—up from the bbc sport centre. after slipping into the relegation zone following last night's merseyside derby, everton have sacked manager marco silva. after surviving emergency talks a couple of weeks ago, the 5—2 defeat at anfield proved the final straw — ending 18 months at goodison park. duncan ferguson will take caretaker
charge of saturday's game at home to chelsea. so here's silva's record as everton manager in the premier league — 19 wins, 23 losses, 11 draws. that's a win percentage of 35.9%. his points per game is lower than any everton boss since walter smith who was in charge between 1998 and 2002. he's also the first toffees manager to get the sack after a merseyside derby. if life was bad at everton, well it's not much fun at arsenal right now either. they've now gone nine matches without win — their worst run since march 1977 — after a 2—1 defeat at home to brighton. a rude awakening for caretaker boss freddie ljungberg. at bramall lane — an offside flag and var left sheffield united a bit frustrated against newcastle. lydia campbell has all the details. these are troubling times for arsenal football club. these are troubling times for arsenalfootball club. no these are troubling times for arsenal football club. no league wins since the start of october, maybe club legend freddie ljungberg could restore some pride. but nothing from arsenal in the first
half suggested that the tide was turning and adam webster took advantage. 1—0, brighton. a brighter second half started for arsenal. alexander bringing his side level over the 50 minute mark. but from relief to devastation in the home end. a memorable goal and brighton handed all three points. if arsenal fa ns handed all three points. if arsenal fans for return of freddie ljungberg would be a new dawn for the club, they may have to think again full of in sheffield, steve bruce was up against the side that gave him his first taste of football management. in the first goal gave his current side the lead. then, a harsh lesson for sheffield united. always play to the whistle. with shelby through, watch for the linesman flag going up at the top of your screen. but the referee said play on. a var check
confirmed it. 2—0, newcastle. the correct decision given but perhaps not pleasing everyone. it is a mistake by the linesman. why didn't he just keep mistake by the linesman. why didn't hejust keep his mistake by the linesman. why didn't he just keep his flag mistake by the linesman. why didn't hejust keep his flag down? do we set out to the end? yet, we possibly do if he keeps his flag down. but five minutes later, it happened twice, exactly the same, and the referee blew it straightaway. the linesman's flag went up in the referee blew. where is the difference? where is the consistency? we kept playing and kept plugging away but i believe it shook the life out of my players as well as everyone in the stadium. the silva debate rages on but it is one a few more fans —— 33 debate rages on but it has won a few more fans in sheffield tonight. —— the var
debate. stephen maguire is through to the quarter finals of the uk snooker championship. he beat wales' michael white 6—4 this evening. earlier ronnie 0'sullivan said he had no complaints after his title defence was ended by ding junhui. chasing a record extending eighth uk title and third in a row, 0'sullivan lost 6—4 on his 44th birthday. i was just i wasjust thinking i was just thinking that this could be six nil, 61 on my birthday. i thought it might not get any worse and then i got a few friends, and he played well towards the end so i have no complaints. that's all the sport for now. it is going to be fairly unsettled to end the week. we have low pressure taking over bringing a smell of wet and windy weather for many of us what you will notice, it will feel much milder with air coming in from the south—west. mild start between england and wales on friday, outbreaks of rain clearing in the south and east and we see sunshine develop and plenty of showers in the north and the west, some of them pushing further
east. 11— 13 degrees in the south, a little fresher for scotland and into northern ireland. enter saturday, a brief ridge of high pressure to settle things down before the next system settle things down before the next syste m m oves settle things down before the next system moves in during saturday night. a largely dry day for saturday, variable cloud, wanted to show is, perhaps only spells developing into the afternoon but wind will be picking up across the north and the west along with sickening cloud and outbreaks of rain. temperatures range from 9— 11 degrees. as we head into sunday you will be a day with sunshine and showers in the north and the west.
you're watching newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. the headlines: the democrats move forward with their impeachment inquiry against the us president, saying he's abused his power. today i am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment. it's a hoax. it's a hoax. it's a big, fat hoax. the number of measles deaths around the world reaches a new high. it's a preventable disease, so what's going wrong? i'm lewis vaughanjones in london. also in the programme: in moscow, we report on the major international investigation involving two russian nationals in one of the largest cases