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good morning. welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. our headlines today: ahead of tomorrow's general election, party leaders are campaigning across the country in a final bid to win over undecided voters. police in new zealand say the conditions on white island where a volcano erupted on monday are still too dangerous, putting recovery efforts on hold. a festive mince pie — seconds on the lips, 20 minutes on the treadmill. could food labels with exercise quotas solve the nation's obesity crisis? good morning. naming and shaming the worst online retailers.
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homebase, em.) and sports direct come bottom of the pile in a survey of shopping websites. so, i'll look at the winners and losers in the battle for business this christmas. it was a great night for the english clubs in europe. liverpool and chelsea book their places in the knockout stages of the champions league. it means all four english sides are through to the last 16. we have a blustery day ahead with sunshine and sours. some will be heavy and ungarie and some hills know as well. more details in 15 minutes. —— heavy and thundering. good morning. it's wednesday the 11th of december. our top story: party leaders are making a final attempt to win the backing of undecided voters on the last day of campaigning before tomorrow's general election. with just over 2a hours to go until polls open, what can we expect from each of the major parties? let's find out from our political correspondent chris mason who joins us from westminster. i think it would be ok to describe
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the last couple of days as turbulence. good morning. turbulent will do. it has been a bumpy couple of days for labour and the conservatives with stuff happening which up until now in this campaign, there hasn't been as much of as there hasn't been as much of as there hasn't been as much of as there has been in previous campaigns. the choreography, the plans, the announcement, the visits happening as parties have scheduled them. and then the unfortunate moment for the shadow health secretary with athlete recording of the phone call, the little boy who couldn't be found a bed, an awkward moment for the conservatives. lots of criss—crossing of the country going on, boris johnson of criss—crossing of the country going on, borisjohnson talking about what he sees as danger of a hung parliament, not getting overall majority, not delivering brexit by the end of january. majority, not delivering brexit by the end ofjanuary. the majority, not delivering brexit by the end of january. thejeremy corbyn, he is starting in scotland and will end in london, criss—crossing south. he is talking
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about how a transformed uk under labour will be paid for by big business and the rich. you have the lid dams making the argument that they are a vote that can stop boris johnson getting a majority —— lib dems. the scottish national party saying the same message albeit with elections in scotland. so much to look forward to. what about the smaller parties? had the brexit party campaigning in yorkshire at the start of the day, they are very much emphasising that there are lots of seat they say where lots of people who would never even dream of voting conservative but my vote brexit party in those seats, they hope to do well. a new criminal offence for politicians who lie. i think they realise there is a certain market they can chat after the last five weeks. the green party
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are talking about writing off student debt in england. the promises will keep on tumbling in oui’ promises will keep on tumbling in our direction until we get that moment of serenity when people like me are banished from the airwaves tomorrow, so our politicians and all you have is a trip to the polling station, gripping the pencil that was last sharpened in 1987 and we await the big news at ten o'clock tomorrow night. you have set it beautifully. thank you very much indeed. we will be speaking to each of the main parties on breakfast this morning starting with the liberal democrats. ido like with the liberal democrats. i do like sharpening a pencil. surely the ones in the polling station are sharp. they are sharpening them as we speak. efforts to recover bodies from the white island volcano in new zealand have been put on hold because of fears of another imminent eruption. six people were killed. eight others are missing and presumed dead. another 25 people are in critical condition with severe burns. earlier, authorities in new zealand
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gave an update on the situation. as of 11 o'clock, our expert elicitation estimates a risk or a chance of a a0 to 60% chance of another eruption like monday in the next 2a hours. that is up slightly from 30 to 50% yesterday, but monitoring the parameters are escalating now and since then. tremor on the island, seismic signals on the island are escalating at the moment. our reporter danny vincentjoins us now with the latest from new zealand. thank you for coming on the programme. danny, more details have been emerging about those injured 7 there were thought to have been two separate rooms on the island when white island suddenly erupted. around 50 of those people managed to
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be rescued. now, we think according to what authorities and doctors have told us, there are 29 vic terms of this tragedy in several hospitals up and down the country. they are in intensive care and victims —— doctors are saying it may take many months for these victims to fully make a recovery. thank you very much and we will be speaking a little bit later on in the programme today to a relative, you might have read about an american couple on their honeymoon on the island and have had quite severe burns. both of them are in hospitals, separate hospitals i think. the father of the wife has flown over from america to be by her bedside. he arrived four or five hours ago. we will speak to one of the relatives in the us. a few days ago they were celebrating their wedding. food packaging should display how much exercise a person would need
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to do to burn off the calories contained in the product according to researchers. the team at loughborough university suggest the labels would make people less tempted to snack, which could help tackle obesity. here's our health correspondent, dominic hughes. food already carries information about calories, fat, sugar and salt content. researchers say the current system is poorly understood and it is not having an impact on rising levels of obesity. so, what about labelling that tells you the type and amount of exercise you'd need to burn off all those calories? we know that the public consistently underestimate calories was that if you ask them how many calories are in the food, they often underestimate how many are in it. so we would like to see physical activity calorie equivalent labelling because it gives meaning in terms of context to the exercise or physical activity required to burn off that food. let's put together
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a lunchtime meal deal. a chicken and bacon sandwich, roughly aa5 calories, would require a2 minutes of slow running. a chocolate bar, 229 calories, would need 22 minutes of running. wash that down with a medium mocha coffee, and that is 290 calories and 28 minutes of running. all up, that's over 1.5 hours of running. it is believed such a labelling system could save 200 calories per person per day. this research is limited by a shortage of studies and look at our people would change their habits in real life. but even small reductions in the calories we consume can make a big impact across the whole population. experts say this is a simple, cheap measure that could make a real difference to the obesity crisis. dominic hughes, bbc news. i have a bit of running to do. how many are you up to now already this season?
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it starts in september. is there an off—season? sometimes you see them on sale throughout the year, but once i walk into a shop and they are there, that is when it begins. i am in the high 30s at the minute. my 30s at the minute. my poison is hot cross buns. do you have them posted? yes, with butter. i don't know how much running you have to do, but it is probably more than 20 minutes. ona is probably more than 20 minutes. on a serious issue, it demonises food a little bit. if you saw how much you have to do, would it make a difference to you? iam not would it make a difference to you? i am not sure. i think food is a huge part of life and i think we should enjoy it and celebrated. there is nothing wrong with a mince pie or hot cross bun. you do burn caloriesjust by pie or hot cross bun. you do burn calories just by being alive. i understand they are trying to help. anyway... an anonymous buyer has paid £185,000 for the black leather jacket worn by olivia newton—john in grease only to decide "it's not the one that i want."
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the mystery bidder snapped up the jacket at almost double the list price at an auction, but decided to give it back to the actor, with the money instead donated to the cancer centre named after her in australia. ms newton—john said the jacket would go on display there. that is quite nice. that is a nice christmas story. you would struggle to fit into it as well. it was very small, wasn't it? tiny! those trousers were spray on, weren't they? i really wanted a pair of those when i watched it. i really, really i really wanted a pair of those when iwatched it. i really, really did. she got sewn into them. did she?! she was actually sewn into those trousers. great trouser fact. i love that! i notice that kind of thing. what about the champions league? i will show you a really ridiculous goal. it was a great night for the english clubs in the champions league.
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defending champions liverpool booked their place in the last 16. look at that! mo salah with this exquisite finish for his side's second goal. jurgen klopp‘s team beat salzburg 2—0 as they made it through to the knockout stages as group winners. chelsea joined them after a 2—1win over lille at stamford bridge. tammy abraham on the score sheet again. less than three hours after guiding his napoli side into the champions league knockout stages, the italians sacked their manager, carlo ancelotti. the former chelsea boss has been linked with the vacant roles at arsenal and everton. and ronnie o'sullivan says he'll carry on taking risks — that's after a trick shot almost cost him victory at the scottish open. he appeared to have a simple pot to win the frame, but caused the white ball to jump off the table. that is a kind of shot i would do. he won the match which is all that matters. let's see it again. he missed! you have lost the news!
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sorry, everyone. i pressed the wrong button. thank you. see you later. we will try that again later. shall i have another go? yes! no, later. thank you very much. here's carol with a look at this morning's weather. how is it looking? you look lovely from that picture. good morning, everyone. it looks unsettled today once again and it will feel colder thanit once again and it will feel colder than it did yesterday. yesterday, it reached 1a.2 in celsius in cornwall. today, temperatures in single figures. there will be sunshine and some widespread showers. this is a cold front that brought all the rain yesterday. you can see it quite distinctively and behind is a lot of clear skies overnight. low temperatures this morning, too windy for frost and we have a array of showers coming in from the west. snow on the tops of the hills in scotland, northern england, but
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later in wales and south—west england we could see some of that. the other thing we have is a feature moving across parts of england, wales, through the english channel which will enhance the showers and some of those will be heavy and thundery,. temperature wise, five to eight, squeeze out a nine across the channel islands. with mentioning it will be a blustery day if you are out and about. not quite as windy as it was yesterday. through this evening and overnight, the system from the south—east and we will have some clear skies, showers around, still wintry on the tops of the hills in scotland. we could see some of them in wales in the south—west for a time. but look at the colours, the pale greens and blues showing it will be a cold night but we have the cloud coming in with some rain across parts of the southwest getting into northern ireland. here the temperatures are going to be that little bit higher overnight.
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they are not going to fall away as much. tomorrow we start off with a dry and bright start in central and eastern areas of the cloud and rain coming into the south—west continues to push eastwards bumping into that cold air. hills no around northern england, the possibility could well seize some at lower levels for a short amount of time. you can see the mild aircoming short amount of time. you can see the mild air coming in that will turn back to rain, cold air hanging around around durham for that bit longer and note the difference in the temperatures. ten and 11 in the south—west, still four and five as we push up towards the north—east. as we move into friday, we say goodbye to that system in that area of low pressure and the isobars telling you it will be windy and we have this next set of fronts coming our way. so the first fronts go away to the north sea and then some dry and bright conditions, a few showers around and the wind is going to strengthen through the course of the day, especially the later part of
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the day in the south—west and then we will see the rain coming in as well. ten and 11 in the south—western corner, five and six as we push further north. the weather is boring this week because it is so flipping floppy. thank you very much. ben and sally are going to look through the papers. after taking you some of the front pages today, it is election heavy. a photo of borisjohnson driving a jcb with the slogan "get brexit done" is the photo on the front page of the daily telegraph. it's main story is the prime minister promising longer sentences for serious criminals, following a couple of cases where released offenders committed further crimes. the daily mirror front page focuses on dave merritt, whose son jack was killed at london bridge by an offender on release after a terrorism conviction. mr merritt accuses the prime minister of using his son's death as a political "opportunity". both labour and the conservatives have called this election "the most important for a generation", the guardian's front page story notes. it says the party leaders will spend
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a "fra ntic" final 2a hours criss—crossing the country for campaign events. and online, buzzfeed is focusing on a disconnect between labour and voters in the north of the country, in what were once labour's heartlands. i couldn't quite see the picture if you missed it, was aung san suu kyi. i will show this back page of the mirror. red bull gives you wins. get it? you don't like it as much as me. there is a brand of energy drink that has a slogan very similar to that. thank you, ben. i know, iwas just ignoring it. i am used to that around here. iwasn‘t
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just ignoring it. i am used to that around here. i wasn't ignoring you. let me share this with you, it seems quite appropriate, not at all. this is after anthonyjoshua's win on the weekend. he talks about how andy rees weekend. he talks about how andy reeer regretted going to weekend. he talks about how andy rees jr regretted going to the re sta u ra nt rees jr regretted going to the restaurant and the nightclubs too much in preparation for this in matthew talks about contrasting with his attitude, those who have sustained excellence. novak djokovic. that is all he was going to let him have. i tell you what, you may not have been listening to you may not have been listening to you before, but with that voice.
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you may not have been listening to you before, but with that voicelj forgot, what i was talking about. fifty shades of grey, nearly five million copies sold. 50 shades darker, and then it is jamie's 30 minute meals and harry potter and the coast child. i quite like jamie oliver. and i have to say, they are not 30— minute meals, to be clear. it's like four hours of prep and then you cook it for 30 minutes. enjoy your early morning rage, ben? i'm really happy. there is a great story and the times this morning. the first time in a decade, more
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pubs have opened that have closed, and net gain of 320 across the country. since 2001, the number of pubs shrinking from just over 52,002 just under 39,000. smoking pubs shrinking from just over 52,002 just under39,000. smoking bans, drink—driving concerns, rising costs so drink—driving concerns, rising costs so good news for once added christmas, something to celebrate. three of us are wearing what she is. an interesting piece from the times about time is ticking for the traditional clock base. the smartphone generation loses the ability to tell the time. you got a proper watch. i got a classic face on it. if you are wearing a watch and somebody asks you for the time and somebody asks you for the time and it takes a couple of seconds because you know it in your head but to translate it into words. that is
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really worrying. are you 18—2a? 22% of them are struggling to tell the time. i will go into the 18-24 category. i want to come back and show you a 99—year—old christmas tree. more details are emerging this morning about those caught up in monday's volcanic eruption in new zealand. lauren and matthew urey were on honeymoon from the united states and have suffered severe injuries. lauren's cousin duncan joins us now from virginia. tell us a little bit about what you know. that's correct, theyjust landed in new zealand. 6— seven
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hours ago we can only imagine what the process is getting into the country, getting last— minute visas. the whole nine yards. we do know that doctors from the hospital met at the airport and transported them to the hospital in auckland where his resting. we know that communication has been really difficult because of what happened, at what point did you and the rest of the family members back home realise something was wrong. the information came across kind of bit by bit. we first found out there was an incident but we didn't really have any context of what had happened and i think it was
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yesterday morning around eight or nine o'clock eastern time us, we got a group text message that said there has been this incident and when you hear something like that, it's hard to wrap your head around what exactly happened so we received a message that said please help, whatever you do. and asking if anyone knew of anyone nearby there, getting more information on from there, people reaching out, and a few other channels or kind of came together at the same time. i think that's when rick made the decision to get on a plane. i suppose this
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was meant to be the trip of a lifetime, they were married and they we re lifetime, they were married and they were on their honeymoon. lifetime, they were married and they were on their honeymoonlj lifetime, they were married and they were on their honeymoon. i believe they talk to their mother and father that day. told them what they were up that day. told them what they were up to and all of the excitement. this is the last thing anyone expected. do you know how badly injured they are? i was reading and hearing the matthew was unable to call because his hands with soap badly burned. we don't. my cousin rick has landed and we know they are altogether. he hasn't given us an update on her status yet. they are a little bit far apart, auckland and christchurch. but i know that's definitely a key agenda once they
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have this situation under control and we don't have any idea, report that have come across from various media outlets have given us a glimpse of maybe what to expect and we just glimpse of maybe what to expect and wejust don't glimpse of maybe what to expect and we just don't know but we are very concerned. duncan, thank you so much for talking to us. thank you very much. lots of information on the papers today about events and how they folded on the island as well. tomorrow's general election, it's happening. the first to be held in december since the 1920s. so how do voters feel about mixing their christmas shopping with a visit to the ballot box? jon kay has been to nottingham to find out.
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one more shopping day until the election. and at nottingham's christmas market, decisions to be made. it's a bit like voting. you look at what's on offer, weigh things up and then hope you've made the right choice. we meet nadia, looking for presence but thinking of the ballot box. she is 18. have you made your choice? i'm not going to say. you don't have to tell me what or who but have you? sort of, yeah. i've been looking into it, i've been doing my research, being a grown up in the first time so i think i might know. is this your first election voting? it is my first time voting. we've got a bit of a problem with that, you can only hear bits. some of it but not all of it but we will come back to that later on. we will go and sort it out. have a look at
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this. we often get pictures sent in of sort of old baubles and old christmas trees. this one takes the christmas trees. this one takes the christmas biscuit. 99—year—old three. it was bought for sixpence from woolworths in 1920. it is two foot tall and it's owned by kay ashton was in sheffield. fine city. she has had her whole life. i can't imagine it not being around. look at this. this is nearly 100 years old. all perfectly crafted. a charming bauble from the 1920s. all perfectly crafted. a charming bauble from the 19205.” all perfectly crafted. a charming bauble from the 1920s. i still have christmas decorations from when i was a child. we got one is that the kids make when they are at the
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nursery. once it's gone, it's gone. i haven't seen the tree since i arrived. time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. good morning from bbc london, i'm alpa patel. people living in houseboats on part of the thames are fighting plans at the high court, to increase their fees. some residents of chelsea reach have lived there for decades, and say their licences have suddenly gone up by 1000%. if they win their case, it could lead to more protection for boat dwellers across london. the owners of the mooring, the chelsea yacht & boat company say the majority of boatowners do not live there and licence their boats for personal gain. three years after the croydon tram crash, the families of those who died will today find out how their deaths will be further investigated. the crash happened in november 2016 at sandlidands junction. seven people died and more than 60 were injured when the tram derailed.
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a senior coroner will decide how and when the inquests in the deaths will happen. earlier this year it was announced that the driver wouldn't face criminal charges over the incident. and a teenager has decorated his road in essex with a special christmas light display. 18—year—old ben charles has decked his parents' home in brentwood with colourful illuminations set to music — for the fifth christmas in a row. the synchronised light show stretches across a number of houses — and raises money for the essex and herts air ambulance. since the lights are going on and of all the time, if you look at any light, it's off for the majority of the show to the power consumption isn't huge but i think it's about the same as a cattle if they are all on white. let's take a look at the travel situation now. on the tube — minor delays on the bakerloo line due to the unavailability
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of train drivers. on the trains — there's a reduced service on south western due to strike action. replacement buses are running on some routes. on the roads — a contraflow is in place on the a1 archway road near highgate tube station — it's due to thames water works. expect delays. fassett road is closed between surbiton and kingston after a crane collapsed yesterday evening. now the weather with kate kinsella. good morning. the cold front from yesterday has cleared out of the way, taking all the rain with it. we had however hung on to the breeze, still quite windy this morning, dry and bright with some sunshine, showers developing service sunshine this morning, fairly uninterrupted for a time but then we noticed the cloud increasing and showers arriving. you might get a little bit of hail, not quite as windy as yesterday but still breezy in temperatures around nine celsius in central london. overnight tonight,
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the showers will slowly start to reduce. lengthy clear spells through the middle part of the night. the temperature dropping right down, —1 in the suburbs and into tomorrow morning, a bright start for thursday to start with but the cloud increases in the rain arrives, turning rather wet and windy as we head through thursday afternoon. we are never very far away head through thursday afternoon. we are never very far away as we head through thursday afternoon. we are never very far away as we had further through the week but we will see a bit more on the way of sunny spells. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half an hour. plenty more on our website at the usual address. hello. this is breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. good with dan walker and louise minchin. morning. we'll bring you all the latest news and sport in a moment. but also on breakfast this morning: fans of coronation street's rita say they're heartbroken that she's facing christmas alone. we'll look at why the festive period is lonely for so many older people
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and find out what can be done to help. we'll catch up with former welsh rugby captain gareth thomas as he takes on the toughest challenge of his career, cycling 500 miles in a week for sport relief. # this is my quest to follow a star... and later, aled jones and russell watson will drop by to tell us about reuniting for a second studio album. good morning. here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. party leaders are travelling the length and breadth of the country hoping to persuade voters to back them in the final critical hours before polling day. the conservatives will push their plans to "get brexit done", whilst labour will continue to focus on its commitment to the nhs. elsewhere, the liberal democrats will tell voters they're committed to stopping brexit.
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nicola sturgeon will address scottish voters in open letters, telling them the snp are the only party in scotland able to "lock borisjohnson out of downing street." efforts to recover bodies from the white island volcano in new zealand have been put on hold because of fears of another imminent eruption. six people were killed. eight others are missing and presumed dead after the eruption on monday. another 25 people are in critical condition in hospital with severe burns. a police officer and at least five other people have died in a series of gun battles in newjersey. two other officers were injured during the incident, which culminated in a shoot—out after two gunmen barricaded themselves in a shop. several local schools and businesses were also put on temporary lockdown. police said there was no indication that it was a terror—related incident. food packaging should display how much exercise you'd need to do to burn off the calories contained in the product, according to researchers. the team at loughborough university
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suggest the labels would make us less tempted to snack, which could help bring down obesity levels. almost 30% of adults in the uk are classed as obese. that is about half—an—hour on a treadmill for a mince pie. i think it is only 21 minutes. maybe iam wrong. i think it is only 21 minutes. maybe i am wrong. it is still a lot of running for one mince pie, isn't it? just enjoy the mince pie, i think. an anonymous buyer has paid £185,000 for the black leather jacket worn by olivia newton—john in grease only to decide "it's not the one that i want." the mystery bidder snapped up the jacket at almost double the list price at an auction, but decided to give it back to the actor, with the money instead donated to the cancer centre named after her in australia. a p pa re ntly apparently the jacket is going to go on display there. if you want to see it, that is where it will be. good morning. iam good morning. i am going to show you a cracking goal in the second. it
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was a great night last night for english clubs in the champions league. holders liverpool and chelsea both making it through to the last 16. joe wilson watched the action. they love mo salah because there is no—one like him. go on, score! very unlike him. to thatjust happened? still, at the start of the second half, he couldn't make amends. not that time. try two minutes later. he just had to beat the goalkeeper, and the goalkeeper one. funny, but remember, liverpool could not afford to lose this match. two men were used to play now combined to score against them. liverpool lead! now, liverpool can relax. remember my‘s simple chances? he was a virtually impossible opportunity, and of course. . . impossible opportunity, and of course... he's god! that is incredible. champions are through.
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wild west london, a big night for a young manager to display his vision if he could see the pitch. greg lampard if he could see the pitch. greg lampa rd has if he could see the pitch. greg lampard has made chelsea a youth club, trusting the likes of abraham... chelsea had to beat lil and with this had a common theme settled accept that 2—0 became 2—1. late nerves a manager could do without. but chelsea are through as well. phew! so, both sides through, and after his side's performance, managerjurgen klopp was full of praise for his team. i love it, i really love that my tea m i love it, i really love that my team is so smart that they listen and that they put a shift in like that. that was unbelievably strong. especially in the first half, but we as well, we were ready for the fight. manchester city and spurs both play in the champions league tonight, having already booked their places
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in the knockout stages. now, despite seeing his napoli side progress to the last 16, former chelsea manager carlo ancelotti has been sacked by the italian club. napoli beat genk a—0 last night, but less than three hours later, they released a statement confirming ancelotti's departure. he's been linked with the vacant managers' jobs at arsenal and everton. i reckon he fancies everton. i think he might also fancy everton. i think everton might fancy him stop let's see what happens there. a little bit more sports news for you. tributes have been paid to the former derby county, portsmouth and oxford united manager jim smith, who's died at the age of 79. the man known within football as the ‘bald eagle' managed nine different clubs across the football league and led derby to promotion to the premier league in 1996. in recent times, he was most well known for being harry redknapp's assistant at portsmouth. the originator of the hairdryer as well. yes.
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ididn't well. yes. i didn't know that. he was known for being able to do that. very effective. ronnie o'sullivan says he'll continue to take risks after a trick shot almost cost him victory at the scottish open. have a look at this. he shook his head as if to indicate... he needed to pot this black to level the match against dominic dale but tried what's called a ‘banana shot‘, causing the white ball to fly off the table. it left everyone a little bit bemused. the ‘rocket‘ fought back, though, to win a—3 and progress in the tournament in glasgow. i never knew i was doing a trick shot. exactly. we had a pool table in the studio a few years ago and we both tried to doa few years ago and we both tried to do a trick shot. mind was useless and yours was perfect. can you play snooker as well? it is ingrained in my brain.
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he keeps beating you! i have a misspent youth. it sometimes come in useful. you are incredibly talented. well done. thank you very much. good morning. you are watching bbc brea kfast. good morning. you are watching bbc breakfast. this election eve. —— it is election eve. party leaders are spending the day criss—crossing the country, trying to convince undecided voters to back them at the ballot box. we'll be speaking to all of the main political parties this morning. first, let's speak to christine jardine from the liberal democrats, whojoins us from edinburgh. good morning to you. i don't know about you, but it feels like it has been a long campaign. let's talk about the liberal democrats. you think it was a mistake in the campaign to focus on revoking article 50? what we are seeing is what we have set for 3.5 years is that we want to see the people of the final say on whether or not the deal that they are offered is as good as the deal that they have in
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the european union and we don't believe it is, and you look at the projections out today, more and more people are going to be voting liberal democrat and we are challenging the conservatives in more than 100 seats and we can make a real difference in this election. people who want the final say on remain go out tomorrow and vote liberal democrat. you didn't say whether it was a mistake. do you think it was? i think what we set at the time is what we are saying now, which is that for 3.5 years have campaigned for a second opportunity for people to see whether or not they lack the final deal that is brought forward by the conservative government. it has not changed and what we said that if we won a majority in the election, that would be such a seismic change in british politics, it would take such a difference while in the —— when the majority, that would show that was the will of the people had changed and that there was support for
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staying within the european union. but what we have always said, we continue say and 17 times we put forward amendments to the house calling for the people to have the final say in another referendum on the deal to remain in the european union. where we are now with the labor party has said that it will now support that. we can now make a difference in parliament. that is interesting. an davey insisting yesterday that you will not be doing any kind of deals in the event of a hung parliament. no, we won't. we will see if there is a hung parliament is that in a minority government, they have to work together. we saw this several times in the last parliament. parliamentarians have to work together on issues to come up with a consensus, an agreement to going forward. is there a difference between an agreement and a deal?
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yes, absolutely. we are talking about if an issue comes up, then any minority government, notjust in westminster, we see it all the time in scotland, a minority government has to go to the other parties and say, this is what we want to do and parliamentarians can make agreements within themselves. we saw it three times within the last parliament where the opposition took control and was able to bring forward moves that we agreed on, had consensus on. that is very different from doing a deal with either labour or the conservative party, which we have sent from the very beginning that we will not do. we will not put either jeremy corbyn or borisjohnson in number10. we jeremy corbyn or borisjohnson in number 10. we will make sure neither of them becomes by minister and that have someone that will listen. are you stung by lessons of the past? we have seen various powerful moments
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in this election campaign where people have said that they don't trust the liberal democrats, particularly talking to joe swinson because of policies they supported in coalition, the bedroom tax, student loans. does the party underestimate the impact of what it has done in the past?|j underestimate the impact of what it has done in the past? i think we have to talk about the future. we have to talk about the future. we have said that there are things that we did in the coalition, which we would have done differently. we tried for five years to keep the conservatives the way from more extreme policy than to a large extent we succeeded, we succeeded in introducing a lot of other policies like raising the tax threshold, but i don't think it does this country any good to read covert problems of the past time and time again rather than look at solutions for the future. that is what we should be doing. we are not the only party. if we we re doing. we are not the only party. if we were to go through the political history of this country, the
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m ista kes history of this country, the mistakes that parties have made, we could be here forever talking about them. we need to talk about the future, i will to build a better future, i will to build a better future, a brighter future future, i will to build a better future, a brighterfuture for the generations in this country. and looking for us to make a positive contribution. looking towards the future, joe swinson says she is here to stay whatever the result. do you agree? absolutely. we are in a position where we are challenging in 10a, more than 100 seats and we are second to the conservatives, we can make a real difference tomorrow if people go out and vote liberal democrat. joe swinson has done that. they have tried to squeeze her out of that. both conservative and labour try to keep out of the bait and making about the same old stale 2—party system. joe has not allow that to happen and the people have shown that they want something different and we will see that tomorrow. we don't know what we will see tomorrow. thank you very much indeed forjoining us. christine jardim from the liberal democrats,
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thank you very much indeed. —— jardine. we were talking about undecided voters. if you're still unsure on who to vote for, you can find out more information and analysis on the bbc news website. you can see what each of the parties are promising on the issues that matter to you. looking at that, you can do a compare and contrast on policies as well. it isa well. it is a really good tool actually if you are wondering about something in particular and you want to see what eve ryo ne particular and you want to see what everyone is talking about and what the major parties say about that. other differences are. what the costings will be. it is all there for you. you have today to look at it. joking sold here's carol with a look at this morning's weather. thatis that is a dramatic shot. today's weather, we're looking at a blustery day ahead. we've also got sunshine and showers in the forecast and hills no. showers could be heavy and
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thunder in places. at the moment, we've had that across parts of northern ireland and scotland. we will see that in england and wales. yesterday's weather front taking ran away. it's a cold start the day. with a good rush of showers, particularly in the north and west. still windy today across the northern and western isles. also the south—west heading across the english channel and we've got all these showers, a clump of the moving across england and wales through the afternoon, heavy and thundery. some bright skies in between and also looking at some snow on the hills of scotland, northern england and the south—west. yesterday in cornwall, 14 south—west. yesterday in cornwall, 1a point two, you can see there is quite a difference in temperature today. it's going to feel much cooler. through the evening and overnight, the system in the
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south—east, and some clear skies, cold and offer a touch of frost and eastern areas but then this next system eastern areas but then this next syste m co m es eastern areas but then this next system comes in from the west inducing cloud and rain and wind is also to strengthen. you can see the difference in temperatures. in aberdeen, two in newcastle. tomorrow we start off under clear skies, under central and eastern areas. the cloud is building ahead of this band of rain moving from the met west. some hills no, might see some of that at lower levels. also durham hanging onto the cold out the much of the day. again, you can see the contrast in the temperatures. and another blustery day. friday, the low pressure d rift another blustery day. friday, the low pressure drift with this weather front, still affecting parts of
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scotland. the isoba rs front, still affecting parts of scotland. the isobars tell you the parts of england and wales, it's going to be windy and the next clutch of months coming from the south—west and later in the day, the wind will strengthen. we say goodbye to that rain across much of scotland. writer skies, still a few showers and later, we start to see the next batch of rain coming our way. the temperatures, ten in plymouth. as we move into the weekend will the forecast remains u nsettled. weekend will the forecast remains unsettled. rotating around an area of low pressure. and temperatures around about average, orjust below. some lovely pictures this morning, carol. ben is also here talking about the best and worst of on line shopping. we are all involved this
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christmas. we may have some top tips for you. this is a survey it's come from consumer group which and they asked people what they make of some of the on line retailers, the experiences they may have had. we've devised this is a naughty and nice list. the naughty list is pretty well—known. well, the online offering from diy chain homebase got the lowest rating. shoppers gave the retailer just two stars for range of products and two stars for value for money. but it wasn't it was joined at the bottom of the list by the website from b&q. sports direct and house of fraser also fared badly as did whsmith. common complaints — how difficult it was to get around the site, as well as being able to order things that turned out to be out of stock.
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rather than just directing you some rules divide. those are the ones the bottom of the list. what have the retailers had to say? it says it since made hundreds of changes to the website. it's added 16,000 products. it is committed to making the website better. not much comfort if you are trying to order from any of them at christmas. the top performers all have something in common. top of the list was the cosmetics firm liz earle; also up there the hi—fi store richer sounds
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and photo firm wex photo video. and it's interesting. the thing that links all these together is that they are specialists. they got good marks for stocking lots of different products and offering good advice. according to which? it's something all retailers should be able to manage. when customers shop on line, it's not rocket science. they are not looking for anything particularly flash or new or innovative, it's the same with retail on the high street. good customer service, they want products they are looking for, they wa nt products they are looking for, they want customer service to be right. it's not that difficult. apart from avoiding the worst offenders what can shoppers do to make sure they get the best deal online? as well as naming and shaming the bad boys. which? has also put out some top tips for online shoppers. some of them
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we've heard before, like doing your research, checking returns policies, but one of my favourites is this, they say once you've loaded your virtual basket, click ‘checkout‘, log in or enter your details and then leave the website. some retailers will email you an offer code to try and tempt you back to complete your purchase. here is 10% off. there are so convinced you are going to buy it, they will send you a little code to persuade you to click on it. put it on your basket, don't check out and you may find you get a little email in your inbox later offering you an enticement to buy it. i feel like i've learned something, thank you very much. it's that time of year again, when the tv ad breaks are full of glossy, expensive looking adverts trying to get you in the festive mood.
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but here's proof you don't need a budget of millions, or celebrity faces to make an impact. brea kfast‘s jayne mccubbin is at an independent cinema in lancashire with the story. good morning all of us here from the palace cinema in longridge which is a tiny town in the ribble valley. come here and you. in time. you are given, thank you, lauren and rachel, an old—fashioned given, thank you, lauren and rachel, an old —fashioned ticket, given, thank you, lauren and rachel, an old—fashioned ticket, you step inside. over 100 years ago, this place was a weaving shed and somebody had the bright idea in 1912 to get rid of all the blooms and put the velvet seats in for a bit of escapism. two of those lives, good morning. carol and tony. escapism. two of those lives, good morning. caroland tony. have escapism. two of those lives, good morning. carol and tony. have a look at this. this is a short film about their story in this place.
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roll on saturday the front row at the matinee. i am wishing all my days away again. embrace me with your velveteen and embrace me in that silver from your silver screen, there is no need to explain a single thing, just let me dream, just let the dream, just let me dream. # how lovely is that? good morning to you both. so your story started in this place. tell me all about it? we accidentally met when we were blocking the view of the two young ladies behind us. that was the first time we met in a few years later, we met again and it went on from that.
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but you did all your courting in here which old films? give me a sense? casablanca, the maltese falcon, a day to remember in various films like that. and now you are superstars, cinematic superstars. great. come and meet laura. isn't it gorgeous? it really is like stepping backin gorgeous? it really is like stepping back in time. you own this cinema. and the impact it's had. there is a musician from the next village over called glenn shipman and he song to an open mic night and it tells the story of a life in film and a life of watching elms at a cinema like this and how these films get under ourskin andi this and how these films get under our skin and i said, could we make a video and i like to do something with the community at christmas so i said we will make a little short film. he wants to be in it? has
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anybody got a car they can lend us? and would you mind stopping traffic? just put calls out really and everybody rallied around. you have had a great reaction. the thing about modern camera technology and social media, you can own intel and share your story. the storyboard was donein share your story. the storyboard was done in my mum ‘s kitchen table with a pen and pencil. when the lads helped working on lights and a lady who works in one of the clothes shops, she did the costume and make up shops, she did the costume and make up so everybody pulled together. we know this place is very much valued and we know from the coffee cart, people care about the independence of what's happening. more later, back to you. it looks like a fantastic cinema.
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good morning from bbc london. i'm alpa patel. people living in houseboats on part of the thames are at the high court to fight plans to increase their fees. some residents of chelsea reach have lived there for decades and say their licences have suddenly gone up by 1,000%. it could lead to more protection for boatdwellers across london. the owners of the mooring, the chelsea yacht & boat company, say the majority of boatowners do not live there and licence their boats for personal gain. three years after the croydon tram crash, the families of those who died will today find out how their deaths will be further investigated. the crash happened in november 2016. seven people died and more than 60 were injured when the tram derailed. a senior coroner will decide how and when the inquests in the deaths will happen. earlier this year, it was announced that the driver wouldn't face criminal charges over the incident.
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and a teenager has decorated his road in essex with a special christmas light display. 18—year—old ben charles has decked his parents' home in brentwood with colourful illuminations set to music for the fifth christmas in a row. the synchronised light show stretches across a number of houses and raises money for the essex and herts air ambulance. since the lights are going on and off all the time, if you look at any light, it's off for the majority of the show so the power consumption isn't huge but i think it's about the same as a kettle if they are all on white. good for ben. let's take a look at the travel situation now. on the tube — a good service. on the trains — there's a reduced service on south western due to strike action. replacement buses are running on some routes on the roads — a contraflow is in place on the a1 archway road near highgate tube station —
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it's due to thames water works. expect delays. fassett road is closed between surbiton and kingston after a crane collapsed yesterday evening good morning. the cold front from yesterday has cleared out of the way, taking all the rain with it. we have however hung on to the breeze, so still quite windy this morning, dry and bright though with some sunshine, some showers developing a little later so the sunshine this morning, fairly uninterrupted for a time but then we will notice the cloud increasing and with it, the showers arriving. one or two mixed in and you might a little bit of hail, not quite as windy as yesterday but still breezy in temperatures around 9 celsius in central london. overnight tonight, the showers will slowly start to reduce. we'll get ,'engthy clear spells through the middle part of the night. the temperature dropping right down,
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—1 potentially in the suburbs and into tomorrow morning, a bright start for thursday to start with but the cloud increases and the rain arrives, turning rather wet and windy as we head through thursday afternoon. we are never very far away from a shower as we had further through the week into the weekend but we will see a bit more on the way of sunny spells. that's it. i'm back in half an hour. bye for now. good morning. welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. our headlines today: ahead of tomorrow's general election, party leaders are campaigning across the country in a final bid to win over undecided voters. police in new zealand say the conditions on white island, where a volcano erupted on monday are still too dangerous, putting recovery efforts on hold. a festive mince pie — seconds on the lips, 20 minutes on the treadmill. could food labels
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with exercise quotas solve the nation's obesity crisis? good morning. naming and shaming the worst online retailers. homebase, b&q and sports direct come bottom of the list in a survey of shopping websites. i'll look at the winners and losers in the battle for business this christmas. it was a great night for the english clubs in europe. liverpool and chelsea book their places in the knockout stages of the champions league. it means all four english sides are through to the last 16. a blustery day ahead, day of sunshine and showers, some will be heavy and thundery, and we have some hills no to boot. i will have more details in 15 minutes —— hills no —— hill snow. it's wednesday the 11th of december, our top story. party leaders are travelling the length and breadth of the country hoping to persuade voters to back them in the final
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critical hours before polling day. so, what can we expect? let's find out from our political correspondent, chris mason who joins us from westminster. it isa it is a big day for all the parties. this is the moment they clock up the masochistic miles, they try to prove they have the vim and vigor the verve and the vitality to head to downing street to govern despite the fa ct downing street to govern despite the fact everyone is completely exhausted and can barely remember which city or town they are in because they have been zipping about for the past five or six weeks. borisjohnson is for the past five or six weeks. boris johnson is pretending for the past five or six weeks. borisjohnson is pretending to be a milkman in west yorkshire in the dark to emphasise that energy if you like. he will be talking about brexit for much of the day and the uk getting out of the european union by january. jeremy corbyn is waking up by january. jeremy corbyn is waking up in scotland this morning and we will —— he will go to bed in london tonight and will criss—cross on his journey south. the nhs, brexit and
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this idea of transforming britain and that being prayed for by the richest and big business. the liberal democrats talking about trying to deny borisjohnson a majority with a vote for them and the scottish national party with a pretty similar message albeit targeted at their voters north of the border. but is the major parties. what about the smaller parties out there? what isa the smaller parties out there? what is a method on this final day? it's rattle through a few other parties. we have the green party talking about the environment and climate change, but one of their policies over the last few days has been writing off student debt in england. brexit party are touring in yorkshire, nigel farage today has been talking about voters who have never voted conservative of constituencies that have never had a conservative mp willing to back the brexit party over labour to ensure that brexit is delivered. the welsh
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nationalist want to bring in a new law to ensure that it is a criminal offence for politicians to live. i wonder how they have latched on to that idea in the last couple of weeks? overall, we are lethargic about politics, there is a lot of politics in the last few years, people like me are on the television the whole time and, frankly, i know thatis the whole time and, frankly, i know that is annoying, this election matters because big changes coming regardless of the outcome. either a labour government in one shape or another with its big plans to change britain ina another with its big plans to change britain in a way we haven't seen for a generation, or the conservatives in one way or another with their plan to take us out of the european union within six weeks. yes, a lot of negotiation to follow after that but a massive change for the country very quickly. make no mistake, this election matters. i agree with everything except for a bit about being fed up having you on the television. you are always
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refreshing. we're speaking to each of the main parties on breakfast this morning. we have already heard from the liberal democrats. we'll hear from labour in a few moment's time. efforts to recover bodies from the white island volcano in new zealand have been put on hold because of fears of another imminent eruption. six people were killed. eight others are missing and presumed dead. another 25 people are in critical condition with severe burns. earlier, authorities in new zealand gave an update on the situation. as of 11am, our expert elicitation estimates a risk or a chance of a a0 to 60% chance of another eruption like monday in the next 2a hours. that's up slightly from 30 to 50% yesterday, but monitoring para meters are escalating now and since then. tremor on the island, seismic signals on the island are escalating at the moment.
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so many details are emerging. our reporter danny vincentjoins us now with the latest from new zealand. so many people are arriving and laying flowers as well. that's right. there is certainly a makeshift memorial here just behind me. the community have been very much affected by the news today, it has been confirmed six people are dead now. we have been monitoring the island for the last couple of days, and even with the naked eye we have been able to see these very large white clouds of steam and ash pushing up towards the sky, and certainly, it is the biggest sense of activity we have seen since we have been here and that has had a knock—on effect, it means several rescue and recovery teams that were planning to come out to the island today, this morning actually, that was the initial plan, they have had to stop their plans to try to
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recover the bodies and at the moment any recover the bodies and at the moment a ny recovery recover the bodies and at the moment any recovery mission has simply been stopped. and all the time, details emerging about the people on the island at the time and who were injured as well. that's right. we know there are eight people still considered missing. sadly, they are presumed dead. that is what authorities are telling us. we know there were 25 people in hospitals scattered across the country. they are in intensive ca re the country. they are in intensive care units and have severe and critical levels of burns. we know they have ordered skin grafts from america particularly, so the authorities are telling us that conditions for the people that have survived is extremely serious, they are in critical conditions, and if they are to recover, it will certainly take months for them to make a full recovery. danny vincent, thank you very much for bringing us up to date. when you reach for that bar of chocolate, have you ever thought how much
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exercise it would take to run off the calories? yes, i have. researchers think if that information was on the labels, it might lead to more of us making healthier choices and bring down obesity levels. our health correspondent dominic hughes has the details. food already carries information about calories, fat, sugar and salt content. but researchers say the current system is poorly understood and it's not having an impact on rising levels of obesity. so, what about labelling that tells you the type and amount of exercise you'd need to burn off all those calories? we know that the public consistently underestimate the amount of calories. if you ask them how many calories are in the food, they often underestimate how many are in it. so we would like to see physical activity calorie equivalent labelling because it actually gives meaning in terms of context to the exercise or physical activity required to burn that food. asa as a rough guide, let's put together
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a lunchtime meal deal. a chicken and bacon sandwich, roughly aa5 calories, would require a2 minutes of slow running. a chocolate bar, 229 calories, would need 22 minutes of running. wash that down with a medium mocha coffee, that's 290 calories and 28 minutes of running. all up, that's more than 1.5 hours of running. researchers say such a labelling system could save 200 calories per person per day. this research is limited by a shortage of studies that look at our people would change their habits in real life. but even small reductions in the calories we consume can make a big impact across the whole population. and experts say this is a simple, cheap measure that could make a real difference to the obesity crisis. dominic hughes, bbc news. a police officer and at least five other people have died in a series of gun battles in new jersey. two other officers were injured during the incident, which culminated in a shoot—out
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after two gunmen barricaded themselves in a shop. several local schools and businesses were also put on temporary lockdown. police said there was no indication that it was a terror—related incident. an anonymous buyer has paid 185,000 pounds for the black leather jacket worn by olivia newton—john in grease only to decide they didn't want it! the mystery bidder snapped up the jacket at almost double the list price at an auction, but decided to give it back to the actor, with the money instead donated to the cancer centre named after her in australia. ms newton—john said the jacket would go on display there. that is a nice gesture for wednesday morning to tell you about. it is election eve. the election campaign may be nearing an end, but as the last couple of days have shown, it's never too late for a bit of controversy. yesterday, boris johnson faced criticism for the way he handled a reporter's questions, and last night, labour'sjonathan ashworth apologised to his party after criticising jeremy corbyn
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in a secret recording made by his tory—activist friend. let's take a listen. i have been going around these national places, it is dire for labour. it is dire. and i try to help as many of my colleagues over the line, but i am banging on about the line, but i am banging on about the nhs in our areas for them, but it is awfulfor them. the nhs in our areas for them, but it is awful for them. it is a combination ofjeremy corbyn and brexit. well, we can speak now to labour's john mcdonnell, who joins us from westminster. i know you have listened to that already. it is an uncomfortable lesson for labour supporters and yourself this morning. jonathan says he was having a bit of a banter and windup with his conservative so—called friends, i think it is more about the friend than it does about jonathan. to actually more about the friend than it does aboutjonathan. to actually record a private telephone conversation like that and then give it to what is a conservative website, to damage you,
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what was supposed to be a friend, i think it shows the dirty tricks we have had in this campaign from a conservative throughout, it says more about this conservative person thanit more about this conservative person than it does aboutjonathan. more about this conservative person than it does about jonathanlj more about this conservative person than it does about jonathan. i think we acknowledge it as one of the worst friends ever, they can't stand jeremy corbyn and i think labour has locked brexit. talked about the conservatives. it sounds like the words of a tory campaigner but that isjohn ashworth, he is campaigning for the nhs, he has been on this programme and others many times talking about the fact, trying to say vote labour, we can save the nhs, it has been his message. yet he says you can't win the election and he is worried about the leader. as he is worried about the leader. as he said later, he was winding his conservative so—called friend up, it was banter to entice him out a bit. these sort of things happen in campaigns. i think there has been dirty tricks in this campaign that we have not seen british politics before, this fake news and fake
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websites and lies and smears and stuff like this. we have got to stop this sort of thing and move on. let's have a proper and honest debate. i think that is what we have been trying to do. the whole point of the labourcampaign been trying to do. the whole point of the labour campaign has been a positive one, a message of hope. let's save the nhs, let's invest in the nhs, let's invest in our schools, let's give people a pay rise, the real living wage, let ensure people get the compensation they deserve, and above all s —— l is listen to our children about what they are saying about climate change, which is the big existential threat. try to have a positive campaign and not get dragged down into the gutter politics that some of the conservatives and boris johnson want to drag us down into. the question is, is that message getting through? to go back to what john ashworth says, it is dire for labor party, he says traditional working areas. have you lost touch with some of your supporters? there is no doubt about it, a number of
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constituencies, it is tough. it is interesting because at the beginning of the campaign, it is like 2017, it is almost as though the commentators and the media are saying they will be wiped out. all the believers in polls, i look at the trend that has been towards us and you saw last night with the margin of error is now, ensuring that borisjohnson isn't an government, and i think we are in striking distance of a labour government. it will all be to play for tomorrow. most important is whichever you support, go out vote, have your say. the most important thing now is the turnout. for labour, it is a message of hope. we're campaign to save the nhs and campaign to make sure people get the pay rise and reduce fares on the buses and trains. yes, we invest in schools but also we compensate those people who deserve it and we tackle climate change. let's keep this campaign positive right till the end. jeremy corbyn says he is cool
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withjohn end. jeremy corbyn says he is cool with john ashworth end. jeremy corbyn says he is cool withjohn ashworth after the leak. that was the leg. i know you have had discussions with him about the four—day week in this campaign. are you cool with john four—day week in this campaign. are you cool withjohn ashworth as well? yes, john is a good friend of mine, i spoke to him last night. did you to him? can you tell us? were you laughing or worried about it?|j said, chin up. these things happen to everyone. especially me! on the four day week, let's not be —— and let's be clear, we never said a four—day week. resentful 32 hours a week over time. this next ten years, as we grow the economy, become more productive, let's start reducing the working week, 32 hours on average by the end of a decade. we will only do that as we grow the economy. that way, we all share in the wealth that we create either by way of our incomes, rising wages, or have we have done for the last century and a half by reducing the working week
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and have longer holidays. it is about quality of life. and have longer holidays. it is about quality of lifelj and have longer holidays. it is about quality of life. i want to ask you about something you said during this campaign. you said labour's policies can save families many pounds a year. we have had a careful look at it is quite specific because it is only families who have have won two—year—old and another child aged between seven and 11. both adults in the family need to be there, both need to have season tickets. out of the 27.8 million families in the uk, that actually only applies to 2780. that is 100th of 1%. our it's about what people could save in their energy bills and the bills were affecting 27 million homes. in terms of the childcare, large numbers. that was what people could gain from a labour government. i never included in that the fact that if you are in the minimum wage, the real living wage you gain about
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£3500. if you're in the public sector, you get 5% increase and will gain £1600 immediately so actually there is a range of an offence that we set out, a menu of benefits that families could get and if you are a waspy woman, you will get compensated on average £15,000. why, because the conservative government betrayed you and this is an historic letter that we pay, and injustice we have to addressed. we were speaking to chris mason, you know him well, most of the campaign is out on the trail today, it's hard to remember what town you're in going through all the arguments of who to go for and what to do when it comes to election day. bearing in mind what you've said about some of the tactics. are you desperate to get
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out of the way. let me be clear with you, the labour party has done a positive campaign. i think boris johnson has brought us to a new low in british politics. in a way that his lied and have false website set up, that sort of thing is unacceptable and let's get this out of british politics. i enjoy campaigning. andi of british politics. i enjoy campaigning. and i enjoyed talking to people. maybe i'm a strange animal but i do enjoy it. i don't wa nt to animal but i do enjoy it. i don't want to see less of chris mason either, i want to see more. is astute commentator. many will agree with you on that. john mcdonald, enjoy the final day of campaigning.
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if you're still unsure on who to vote for, you can find out more information and analysis on the bbc news website. you can see what each of the parties are promising on the issues that matter to you. in the next few minutes, we are trying to get a review of the campaign, one day before we go to the polls tomorrow, and we will be speaking to the conservative party in the next few minutes. we are talking right when the date was announced, the weather would stop people going to the polls. carol has it for us. good morning to you. we have a bit of everything in the weather over the next few days. this morning is a chilly start, the risk of ice across parts of scotland but
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the most of us today, we're looking ata the most of us today, we're looking at a mixture of sunshine showers, some of which will be heavy and boundary and also quite lost three wins, strong winds across the northern and western isles, also for the far north of mainland scotland and gusty winds across south—west england and the channel islands. yesterday's rain is represented by the cloud, overnight, clearskies, allowing temperatures to drop you can see there, there is cloud that has showers and some of the showers have ready this morning and thundery to the course of the day, drifting from the west to the east. some of those could be heavy with hail and thunder. because parts of scotland, northern ireland and england. yesterday's top temperature reached 1a.2dc in cornwall, quite a contrast today. you will notice the
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difference. as we head through the evening and overnight, we say goodbye to our organised band of showery rain, clear skies allowing temperatures to fall in central and eastern areas. emma got more rain cloud coming in from the south—west. so the temperature level from the south—west, not as low as it is to other parts of the uk. that means first thing on thursday, election day, we start off with a touch of frost. this rain coming in from the south—west will be preceded by blustery winds and as it engages with the cold air, we will see some snow on the hills. we are on the cusp of things. before the milder airturns behind. 5— cusp of things. before the milder air turns behind. 5— seven degrees
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in the east but ten, 11 south—west. on friday, this low pressure pulls away to the north sea area, isobars telling you it will be windy in the next band of france come our way bringing some rain so we got the rain across the northern isles, something drier and brighter, windy across england and wales, income comes the weather fronts in the wind will continue to strengthen later on in the day. temperature—wise, 5— nine generally, still 11 the south—west, ten in the channel islands. if you're doing your christmas shopping online this year, which websites are the best to use? this ben's been looking at that, and the rest of the business news. you are so annoying. not generally. just about the christmas shopping. thanks very much. the consumer group which has named and shamed the best and worst websites for value, service and the range of products they offer.
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we're calling it the naughty and nice list as we're in the run up to christmas. homebase, b&q, sport direct, house of fraser and wh smith are all at the bottom. liz earle, richer sounds and john lewis at the top. the biggest complaints were products out of stock, high delivery costs and complaints not being dealt with. sticking with online shopping websites, the most famous of them all, amazon, should find out later if it is going to be allowed to buy the food delivery company deliveroo. the competition and markets authority has until today to decide whether to continue an investigation into the deal. the regulator is thought to be worried about amazon using deliveroo customer data in other areas. and finally, good news for the local boozer. we've talked lots in recent years about pub closures, around 700 a year have gone. that's more than 11,000 closures over the last ten years. but today, news that the number
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of pubs in the uk has gone up for the first time this decade. 320 more opened than closed, it's the first net increase since 2010. i now have inspiration for what i'm going to get you. a spade. you both saidi going to get you. a spade. you both said i was annoying. you did agree. you can redeem yourself if you bought me a present. 2——year—old gift. a 500—mile cycle ride to raise cash for sport relief and deliver the bbc sports personality of the year trophy to this year's winner. that's the gruelling
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challenge facing former welsh rugby captain gareth thomas and he hasjust seven days to complete it. after setting off from cardiff on monday, it's taken him two days to cycle to warrington via ludlow. today, he'll ride to kendal then onto whitburn via gretna green. then he'll head to monifieth before finishing at aberdeen's p&j arena on sunday. he's in warrington this morning. let's go there now. gareth, how are you doing? it's absolutely gareth, how are you doing? it's a bsolutely lovely gareth, how are you doing? it's absolutely lovely weather as expect it. i'm really, really tired, and emotionally, it's been draining because i be meeting the people who deferred, and it motivates me but at the end of the day, i can't switch off, the stories are staying with me so physically i'm quite tired but i
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think more than anything, i'm emotionally drained. cycling, driving, two different kind of b i cycles. driving, two different kind of bicycles. there is one here behind you. we have to different types of b i cycles. you. we have to different types of bicycles. this is my single bicycle which i cycle a good distance in the morning and then again in the evening but what's really difficult about the whole cycling is the weight that i have to carry on the back of the bicycle so people think it's not real, are but i'm carrying the sports personality of the trophy which is a bit difficult because there is a lot of pot on the roads. i don't want to lose a trophy because i don't want to turn up on sunday and unfortunately have a broken trophy. what we have that is the quadra cycle so if you've seen the quadra cycle so if you've seen the flintstones, it's very similar to the flintstone machine they have when they are going around. it's a
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heavy, heavy machine, might be lucky enough to be joined heavy, heavy machine, might be lucky enough to bejoined by heavy, heavy machine, might be lucky enough to be joined by some great people. we have great conversations, it's all live streamed on bbc radio 5. we have fun discussions there, we get a lot of strange looks because we cycled through a lot of towns, cities and villages and i like to have a bit of a song to sing with christmas carols, any type of music we have but on the back of that again, a big shelf. we carried a sports personality of the year trophy. two very different bicycles but still very, very difficult. to ta ke but still very, very difficult. to take down any kind of an incline is an extremely difficult challenge. gareth, we're looking at pictures of you at the moment setting off a couple of days ago. we're talking about singing the way. what sort of about singing the way. what sort of a response of you had. the charity campaign and a great campaign, you get so much engagement with the
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public on the way. yes, it's absolutely brilliant. people are coming out and seemed to be coming out of the right time. it gives me and everybody else a sense of belief in society because we turn on the tv and we see a lot of negativity but for me, it's really regained my belief in society. when it's hammering down with rain, i couldn't feel my hands and feet but somebody decided to come out of the house, drive to the corner of the road, to cla p drive to the corner of the road, to clap aeon. that's what inspires me to go another two or three miles and you meet somebody else people so, so supportive and so, so kind. they've donated. sport relief at the moment, we're going to ask for more but their support, because what this is about me and why i have a synergy with it is because it's all about fighting discrimination and breaking
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stigma and educating people about mental health issues. it kind of affects everybody in one way or another. people are coming out. they wa nt to another. people are coming out. they want to support sport relief. but the reason why this is sport relief is doing so much. to help people save lives. i want to ask a question on behalf of dan. what are you eating? what am i not eating? the best pa rt eating? what am i not eating? the best part about this is, i'm cycling about 12, 13 hours a day but i am eating for 12, 13 hours. i've literally gone into a place where i'm burning 70 calories that it's kind of sad, look, i try to eat healthy and i try to stay as fit as possible but the only way of getting through this physically is to keep fuelling my body and i literally,
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i've had so much chocolate, a massive breakfast, cakes. it's been amazing. it's so lovely to speak to you. good luck with the rest of the cycle race. sally will bejoining him as well because he's going all the way to aberdeen, fingers crossed. with the trophy. as gareth was saying, engulf five live. live streaming again listen to the conversations and the singing. time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. good morning from bbc london. i'm alpa patel. people living in houseboats on part of the thames are at the high court, to fight plans to increase
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their fees. some residents of chelsea reach have lived there for decades, and say their licences have suddenly gone up by1,000%. if they win their case, it could lead to more protection for boat dwellers across london. the owners of the mooring, the chelsea yacht & boat company say the majority of boatowners do not live there and licence their boats for personal gain. three years after the croydon tram crash, the families of those who died will today find out how their deaths will be further investigated. the crash happened in november 2016. seven people died and more than 60 were injured when the tram derailed. a senior coroner will decide how and when the inquests in the deaths will happen. earlier this year it was announced that the driver wouldn't face criminal charges over the incident. artist alison lapper will tonight unveil her first portrait of her late son parys at a gallery in london. when she was pregnant, alison was famously depicted with a sculpture of her naked torso,
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which sat on the fourth plinth in trafalgar square. parys was found dead in august, having suffered mental health problems. she refused to paint him while he was alive, saying she couldn't do him justice. a teenager has decorated his road in essex with a special christmas light display. 18—year—old ben charles has decked his parents' home in brentwood with colourful illuminations set to music. the synchronised light show stretches across a number of houses and raises money for the essex and herts air ambulance. let's take a look at the travel situation now. on the tube, good service on all lines. on the trains, there's a reduced service on south western due to strike action. replacement buses are running on some routes on the roads, a contraflow is in place on the a1 archway road near highgate tube station.
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it's due to thames water works. expect delays. now, the weather with kate kinsella. good morning. the cold front from yesterday has cleared out of the way, taking all the rain with it. we have however hung on to the breeze, so still quite windy this morning, dry and bright though with some sunshine, some showers developing a little later so the sunshine this morning, fairly uninterrupted for a time but then we will notice the cloud increasing and with it, the showers arriving. one or two mixed in and you might a little bit of hail, not quite as windy as yesterday but still breezy in temperatures around 9 celsius in central london. overnight tonight, the showers will slowly start to reduce. overnight tonight, those showers will slowly start to reduce. we'll get lengthy clear spells through the middle part of the night. the temperature as a result dropping right down, —1 potentially in the suburbs and into tomorrow morning, we might get a bright start for thursday to start with but the cloud increases and the rain arrives, turning rather wet and very windy as we head through thursday afternoon. we are never very far away from a shower as we had further
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through the week into the weekend but we will see a bit more on the way of sunny that's it. i'm back in half an hour. bye for now. hello. this is breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. let's bring you up—to—date with some of the main stories around this morning. party leaders are travelling the length and breadth of the country hoping to persuade voters to back them in the final critical hours before polling day. the conservatives will push their plans to get brexit done while labour will focus on its commitment to the nhs. liberal democrats will tell voters they are committed stopping brexit. nicola sturgeon will address scottish voters and open letters telling them they are the only party in scotland able to lock boris johnson the only party in scotland able to lock borisjohnson out of downing street. more on that throughout the morning for you.
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there are fears of another imminent eruption on white island. 25 people are ina eruption on white island. 25 people are in a critical condition in hospital with severe burns. more details are emerging about those caught up in that volcanic eruption in new zealand. a couple were on a honeymoon from the us. we spoke to their cousin. we got a group text message, a family text message that said there has been an incident and when you hear something like that, it is hard to wrap your head around. what exactly happened ? it is hard to wrap your head around. what exactly happened? so we received a message from lauren's father that said, please help, whatever you can do, and it was at that time that i reached out to my twitter following and asked if anyone knew of anyone nearby there that could help us get
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more information, and from there, several retweets and people reaching out, media, and also through other channels, they all came together at the same time and i think that is when rick made the decision to get ona when rick made the decision to get on a plane immediately. food packaging should display how much exercise you'd need to do to burn off the calories contained in the product, according to researchers. the team at loughborough university suggest the labels would make us less tempted to snack, which could help bring down obesity levels. almost 30% of adults in the uk are classed as obese. 21 minutes on a treadmill per mince pie. a police officer and at least five other people have died in a series of gun battles in new jersey. two other officers were injured during the incident, which culminated in a shoot—out after two gunmen barricaded themselves in a shop. several local schools and businesses were also put
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on temporary lockdown. police said there was no indication that it was a terror—related incident. an anonymous buyer has paid 185,000 pounds for the black leather jacket worn by olivia newton—john in grease only to decide it's not the one that they want. the mystery bidder snapped up the jacket at almost double the list price at an auction, but decided to give it back to the actor, with the money instead donated to the cancer centre named after her in australia. ms newton—john said the jacket would go on display there. that is a nice christmas story. had she to be sewn into the trousers, yes. tight slacks i believe is the phrase. you have some good news. i will tell you about last night in the champions league. liverpool and chelsea have both qualified for the knockout stages of the champions league. holders liverpool progress as group
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stage winners after beating red bull salzburg 2—0. needing just a draw to qualify, they won with goals from naby keita and this superb goal from mohamed salah. chelsea held on against lille to squeeze through with a 2—1victory at stamford bridge. tammy abraham on the scoresheet again. that's his 13th goal of the season in all competitions. both sides are through. after the game, the liverpool manager was full of praise for his team. i love it! i really love it that my team is so smart, that they listen and that they put a shift in like that. saltzberg was unbelievably strong, especially in the first half, but we as well, so we were ready for that fight. manchester city and spurs both play in the champions league tonight having already booked their places in the knockout stages. and despite seeing his napoli side progress to the last 16, former chelsea manager carlo ancelotti has been sacked by the italian club. napoli beat genk a—0 last night,
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but less than three hours later, they released a statement confirming ancelotti's departure. he's been linked with the vacant managers' jobs at arsenal and everton. tributes have been paid to the former derby county, portsmouth and oxford united manager jim smith who's died at the age of 79. the man known within football as the ‘bald eagle' managed nine different clubs across the football league and led derby to promotion to the premier league in 1996. in recent times, he was most well known for being harry redknapp's assistant at portsmouth. ronnie o'sullivan says he'll continue to take risks after a trick shot almost cost him victory at the scottish open. have a look at this. he needed to pot this black to level the match against dominic dale but tried what's called a ‘banana shot‘, causing the white ball to fly off the table.
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it left everyone a little bit bemused. the ‘rocket‘ fought back, though, to win a—3 and progress in the tournament in glasgow. for that shot there, he was playing snooker like i placed luca. next time i do what i'd like that, i will say it is a trick shot. he says he will still continue to ta ke he says he will still continue to take risks. good enough for ronnie. interesting that carlo angelotti is now available as a manager those two big jobs at the premier league vacant. he quite fancies the everton gig. you did you hear that from? i can't tell you. tell me later. i will tell you off air. we were talking about a new idea, you can see what is in something when you eat a chocolate bar, what they are talking about it to help with obesity, whether or not it should say how many calories or how much
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exercise you need to do in order to burn off the calories in said chocolate bar. will that make you do the exercise of that make exercise feel a bit like punishment? that is a very good question. the idea is i suppose as you walk past, give me an example, as you walk past five pigs in blankets which will require you to run for six minutes, do you think you will have three? that is not bad actually. a mince pie of which dow needs for in a sitting... a mince pie, you will need to run for 21 minutes. but how nice is a mince pie? each saturday i buy a pack of four mince pies and eat them within an hour. share them with the team. no, i had them on the way home. i need to run for an hour and 20 minutes to run them off? cani minutes to run them off? can i get technical? that means steady plodding, a job, can i get technical? that means steady plodding, ajob, or can i get technical? that means steady plodding, a job, or if you would doing interval training, would you burn it off faster? you are asking some very good questions today. i can tell you that
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one mince pie is a0 minutes walking but i cannot tell you the speed. this is likely concerning. i had two full christmas dinners the other day, to full christmas puddings, two christmas parties in one day. the christmas parties in one day. the christmas pudding part, i had two christmas pudding part, i had two christmas puddings and they require an hourand ten christmas puddings and they require an hour and ten minutes each to run off. two hours and 20? i don't think you ate a whole pudding, did you? maybe you did. we are talking about that a little later. eight the pies. that is my advice. run is mine. that is the perfect combination. tomorrow the general election is upon us. it has a first time we are going to the election in december. let's find out how people are feeling with mixing shopping with a visit to the ballot box. one more shopping days until the election. and at nottingham's
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christmas market, decisions to be made. it is a bit like voting. you look at what is on offer, weigh things up and then hope you have made the right choice.|j things up and then hope you have made the right choice. i pay a lot for university. we meet nadia looking for presents, but thinking of the ballot box. it is time to be grown—up, time to make a decision and makea grown—up, time to make a decision and make a choice. have you made your choice? have you ? and make a choice. have you made your choice? have you? sort of, yes. i have been looking into it. i have been doing my research, being a grown up been doing my research, being a grown up for the first time. yes, i think i know. is grown up for the first time. yes, i thinki know. is this grown up for the first time. yes, i think i know. is this your first election voting? yes. i am a bit nervous because i election voting? yes. i am a bit nervous because i don't really know what i'm doing but i hope... you are taking this really seriously. yeah, a lot of people my age are taking variously this year. we want to get involved and prove that we want to get involved. whatever the weather
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on polling day, it can still be freezing here. junior training night at nottingham's ice rink. she is surprised when the election has been tough going. hardfought. and many voters have told us they are feeling exhausted by a blizzard of misinformation. give me some words to describe this election campaign. what has been like? farcical, embarrassing. hockey dad lee tells me has left him cold. the campaign too dirty, too demeaning. is this election may be more cynical about politics than you were before it started ? politics than you were before it started? i stood in government in politics as a kid at school, i did it at politics as a kid at school, i did itata politics as a kid at school, i did it at a gcse level, so i do take a keen interest, but politics now is not what it was when i was studying it, that is for sure. it is a real... a real mudslinging match, isn't it? what is tougher? the politics at this election are what
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they are doing? what they are doing out now, i could not do it. but i couldn't run a country either. with time running out, it seems lots of voters are still undecided. in the city centre, we find this woman late night shopping. what is harder. choosing to vote or choosing something for your husband? choosing who to vote for! what the party says on the economy is key. when you say something, mean what you say, not just try and get people behind you. if you are getting all our petitions —— like politicians a mark out of ten for their behaviour, what would you give them? a6. it has been the worst one i have ever known. you give them? a6. it has been the worst one i have ever knownm you give them? a6. it has been the worst one i have ever known. it is terrible. what has made it bad? the lies and the insinuations and everything else. gary and christine are not feeling much festive election share either. you are going to vote, right? definitely, yes. we
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have four granddaughters and i said you must vote. emily pankhurst try to sell to them railing. to vote. some of us could be voting in horrible winter weather tomorrow. but today, it is the campaign's final flurry. jon but today, it is the campaign's finalflurry. jon kay, bbc news, nottingham. interesting to see how people feel about that campaign. nottingham. interesting to see how people feel about that campaignlj people feel about that campaign.” know plenty of our getting in contact. there are many people out there who haven't made their mind up. if you're still unsure on who to vote for, you can find out more information and analysis on the bbc news website. we will speak to the snp at about 8:30am. carole has weatherfor us.
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in devon, there are showers not too far away from devon. some of us already seeing those. the forecast is one of sunny spells but a lot of showers. heavy and thundery but a blustery day. this big sheet of cloud has moved away, that is yesterday's rain. a lot of clear skies. and the risk of ice across parts of scotland. the showers already with us, particularly in the north and west and some of those will be wintry in the hills. we will start to form a more coherent band as they pushed steadily eastwards and again, we are likely to see the odd flash of light and in rumble of thunder. blustery generally, also,
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gusty winds across the south—west of england and the channel islands. yesterday, our top temperature, 1a.2 in cornwall. look at that, it's going to be colder wherever you are. through this evening and overnight, our band of showery rain pushes went to the north sea, leaving skies behind. as the next band of cloud and rain comes across, temperatures here will not be as low. in plymouth, eight degrees. tomorrow, we start off on a cold note, a dry note in eastern areas, bill snow in scotland. you can see how the rain sweeps in and bumps into the cold air. we will see snow onto the hills of wales and northern england and southern scotland. for a time, this could change. we might see a bit of snow even at lower levels. before
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this mild air with the rain moves in. the far north—east of england, and the mild air behind. as i mentioned, windyjust and the mild air behind. as i mentioned, windy just ahead and the mild air behind. as i mentioned, windyjust ahead of it. it's been moved from thursday into friday and we say goodbye to that low area of pressure. look at the array of isobars. we have the re m na nts of array of isobars. we have the remnants of the rain over the far north of scotland. windy across england and wales and then the rain from the south—west and the winds will strengthen again behind this band of rain stop not cold in the south—west but there is certainly no heatwave anywhere else. what we're doing today, on the
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programme, we are talking to politicians from all the main parties about the campaign. we are joined by michael gove, thank you for joining joined by michael gove, thank you forjoining us. we were playing a piece about people in nottingham talk about their opinion on the election and picking up on what one person said, they said it was too dirty, too demeaning. you've been a vetera n dirty, too demeaning. you've been a veteran of these campaigns, would you agree? this is the most important election i've certainly based in my lifetime and the choice couldn't be clearer or more important. there are only two possible prime ministers, boris johnson orjeremy corbyn. if we had jeremy caught thanks jeremy johnson orjeremy corbyn. if we had jeremy caught thanksjeremy corbyn, the anxiety that was expressed by those voters who you talked to in nottingham will only continue. the typical atmosphere they feel uncomfortable with will only persist. more wrangling over brexit, two more referendums, more paralysis and division. could you answer my question? it's been too dirty and
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too demeaning. that's true of the political situation we had at the beginning of this selection u nfortu nately beginning of this selection unfortunately as a result of the parliamentary deadlock faced. that's what's created this unhappy atmosphere and why it is important we break that deadlock, that would we break that deadlock, that would we get through that impasse and the biggest trust problem, the biggest source of disaffection with our political system at the moment is the failure to get brexit done and deliver on the original referendum result. we've spoken to you many times but what we're trying to do is look at campaign as a hole. and about the sort of toxicity around this campaign. for example, your campaign, questionable issues with a number of hospitals being built, edited videos, conservative headquarters changing its twitter handle. are you proud of how the campaign has been run? yes, because in this campaign, we need to concentrate on the big questions and
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your viewers and the voters recognise that the essential question facing this country is who should be our prime minister and you are right to raise questions like the importance of making sure that we transform our political culture in the conservative party has throughout this campaign, every day, made it clear that if we do want to invest in the nhs and we do want more nurses and rebuild existing hospitals and build new hospitals, the only way you can do that is by working again. the only way we can get parliament working again is having a working conservative majority. coming back to that question, . .. it's majority. coming back to that question,... it's the failure of this hunting parliament to listen to the people. let me come back to that question if i could. i asked you whether you are proud of the way this campaign has been run and i included the edited videos, conservative headquarters changing
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its twitter handle and you said you we re its twitter handle and you said you were proud. yes. let's talk about trust and politics. throughout this campaign, run through it. do you think, would you agree withjohn mcdonald who said this is a new low in politics? it's rare that i would agree withjohn mcdonald but i think one of the things that is a problem, and goes to the heart of the political system is that in 2016, politicians from every party said, we are going to ask you whether or not we leave it and we will respect it. there are politicians who promised to respect the referendum. i don't know whether it's a new low in historical terms but it's something that undermines confidence. it's important we break the impasse. the problems and anxiety that people feel, it is
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inescapable to contemplate this issue because it's the reason we are having this election the first place. parliament conspired to frustrate that result. and ask you about confidence in leaders stop when borisjohnson went about confidence in leaders stop when boris johnson went for the first leadership job, you said when boris johnson went for the first leadershipjob, you said he could not build the leadership team for the task ahead. what changed? could not build the leadership team for the task ahead. what changed7m three years on and borisjohnson has secured a good brexit dealfor this country and also as prime minister he started, getting more police on our streets, levelling up educational opportunity and making sure we invest in the scientific capability necessary to meet our target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. borisjohnson as prime minister has been doing
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everything he can to move this country everything he can to move this cou ntry forward everything he can to move this country forward and the critical choice for your viewers across the country is do we want to have more of the difficulties we have had, more of that logjam and impasse or do we want to move forward? let me also ask you about leadership again, do leaders need to have empathy and what does his handling of looking or not looking at that photo of a young boy tell you about his empathy? the prime minister is someone who has deep empathy and profound sympathy for those facing difficult circumstances and my heart goes out to the parents whose son was ill and who needed care and that's why it is critically important as politicians if we are to make sure the nhs is there for everyone who needs it, more doctors and nurses, new hospital facilities because we absolutely need to make sure the people who are suffering, parents
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who are suffering get the support that they need when their children are real. adam publishing a draft law which would make lying by politicians a criminal offence. is ita politicians a criminal offence. is it a good idea? i think everybody should tell the truth. thanks plaid cymru leader adam price. thank you very much forjoining us, good morning. if you're still unsure on who to vote for, you can find out more information and analysis on the bbc news website. what you can do as you can see here, you can choose the parties you're interested in and do a compare and contrast on the issues that matter to you. it's out there, you can have a look. many other are broadcasting at the same time. they are very
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jealous of our tree. we got a little tree. that we don't use. i need to run downstairs. it's a lovely idea. time to get the news, travel, and weather wherever you are. good morning from bbc london. i'm alpa patel. people living in houseboats on part of the river thames, are at the high court, to fight plans to increase their fees. some residents of chelsea reach have lived there for decades and say their licences have suddenly gone up by 1,000%. if they win their case, it could lead to more protection for boat dwellers across london. the owners of the mooring, the chelsea yacht & boat company say the majority of boatowners do not live there and licence their boats for personal gain.
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artist alison lapper will tonight unveil her first portrait of her late son parys at a gallery in london. when she was pregnant, alison was famously depicted with a sculpture of her naked torso, which sat on the fourth plinth in trafalgar square. parys was found dead in august, having suffered mental health problems. she refused to paint him while he was alive, saying she couldn't do him justice. a teenager has decorated his road in essex with a special christmas light display. 18—year—old ben charles has decked his parents' home in brentwood with colourful illuminations set to music. the synchronised light show stretches across a number of houses and raises money for the essex and herts air ambulance. since the lights are going on and off all the time, if you look at any light, it's off for the majority of the show so the power consumption isn't huge but i think it's about the same as a kettle if they are all on white. let's take a look at the travel situation now. on the tube, good
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service on all lines. on the trains, there's a reduced service on south western due to strike action. replacement buses are running on some routes. on the roads, a contraflow is in place on the a1 archway road near highgate tube station. it's due to thames water works. expect delays. fassett road is closed between surbiton and kingston after a crane collapsed yesterday evening. in edmonton, meridian way is closed northbound from conduit lane for electricity work. now, the weather with kate kinsella. good morning. the cold front from yesterday has cleared out of the way, taking all the rain with it. we have however hung onto the breeze, so still quite windy this morning, dry and bright though with some sunshine, some showers developing a little later so the sunshine this morning, fairly uninterrupted for a time but then we will notice the cloud increasing and with it, the showers arriving. one or two mixed in and you might a little bit of hail, not quite as windy as yesterday but still breezy in temperatures around 9 celsius in central london.
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overnight tonight, those showers will slowly start to reduce. we'll get lengthy clear spells through the middle part of the night. the temperature as a result dropping right down, —1 potentially in the suburbs and into tomorrow morning, we might get a bright start for thursday to start with but the cloud increases and the rain arrives, turning rather wet and very windy as we head through thursday afternoon. we are never very far away from a shower as we had further through the week into the weekend but we will see a bit more in the way of sunny spells. that's it — i'm back in half an hour. bye for now. good morning. welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. our headlines today. ahead of tomorrow's general election, party leaders are campaigning across the country in a final bid to win over undecided voters.
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police in new zealand say the conditions on white island, where a volcano erupted on monday are still too dangerous, putting recovery efforts on hold. a festive mince pie, seconds on the lips, 20 minutes on the treadmill. could food labels with exercise quotas solve the nation's obesity crisis? naming and shaming the worst online retailers. homebase, b80 and sports direct come bottom of the list in a survey of shopping websites. i'll look at the winners and losers in the battle for business this christmas. it was a great night for the english clubs in europe. liverpool and chelsea book their places in the knockout stages of the champions league. it means all four english sides are through to the last 16. in at number one, ed sheeran is top of the pops. the singer is named the uk's number one artist of the decade.
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good morning. it's a blustery day ahead with sunshine and showers. some heavy and sundry with hail and also some hill snow. i will have all the details in 15 minutes. it's wednesday 11th december. our top story. party leaders are travelling the length and breadth of the country hoping to persuade voters to back them in the final critical hours before polling day. so, what can we expect? let's find out from our political correspondent, chris mason who joins us from westminster. good morning to you. we've already spoken to michael gove a few moments ago. john mcdonnell from the labour party and also the lib dems this morning. the snp are still to come. this is the time for greatest hits rather than album track, so what are they talking about today? it's all about slogans. just occasionally, politician might answer a question but expect a slogan after slogan and clear message of the core message.
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the greatest hits as they would see it. no detail or anything like that. just the core topline messages. what we will get today is all of the party leaders trying to show they have got vigour and vitality but they are ready for the job of governing the country, so boris johnson has been out pretending to be milkman in west yorkshire this morning delivering milkjust outside leeds, a crucial marginal seat around that part of west yorkshire. delivering pints of semi—skimmed and delivering political messages like this. there is a real risk again of a hung parliament, which i think would be absolutely disastrous, economically and politically disastrous, two more referendum pose, on the eu, we can't afford to drift into the middle lane. i hope other people will go from one nation conservative government tomorrow. take the country forward. that's
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what i want. here's another leader campaigning in the dock, live pictures ofjeremy corbett in glasgow this morning. he is going to make his way from scotland through england to a rally in london at the end of the day. and we can hear from john mcdonnell, talking to us on brea kfast john mcdonnell, talking to us on breakfast in the last hour, the shadow chancellor, all that business yesterday about that leaked recording involving a shadow cabinet minister being rather candid about labours prospect suggesting it was pretty grim, pretty dire in some parts of the country and take a look at this. mr mcdonald kind of acknowledged the reality of that. there's no doubt about it in a numberof there's no doubt about it in a number of constituencies, it's tough but it's interesting, isn't it, because at the beginning of this campaign, like 2017, it was almost as though the commentators and media we re as though the commentators and media were saying the labour party will be wiped out, and you've seen the trend. i don't always believe in polls but the trend has been towards us, and you saw last night with a
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margin of error is now, about ensuring borisjohnson margin of error is now, about ensuring boris johnson isn't margin of error is now, about ensuring borisjohnson isn't in government, and i think we are in striking distance of a labour government. no jeremy corbett in front of that microphone yet in glasgow, but he will be in time and full coverage on the bbc news channel —— jeremy corbyn. what about the lib dems? they faced quite a bit of criticism, internally, in this campaign about whether they should have pitched from the outset to scrap brexit if they won an overall majority. christine jardine of the party was talking to us earlier and she seemed pretty uncomfortable about that policy too. what we said at the time is what we are saying now, just that for three years we have campaigned for a second opportunity for people to say whether or not they like the fact, the final deal brought forward by the final deal brought forward by the conservative government. that is not changed and we said if we won a majority in the election that would be such a seismic change in british
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politics it would take such a difference for us to win the majority, but it would show the will of the people had changed and there was support for staying within the european union. a perspective there from the lib dems. things change every minute in an election campaign and jeremy corbyn is now in front of and jeremy corbyn is now in front of a microphone and we can show you some live pictures coming into us from glasgow. also of course campaigning in scotland today for the scottish national party, their big message is about denying boris johnson a majority and the green party saying they would scrap student out for university students in england and we have got the brexit party saying let's steal seats from labour because they want to block brexit and plaid cymru saying they want a law to ensure that it saying they want a law to ensure thatitis saying they want a law to ensure that it is a criminal offence if politicians lie. i wonder where on earth they have got that idea from?
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thank you very much, mr mason, for dropping that one on us. see you later on this morning. we're speaking to each of the main parties on breakfast this morning. we'll hear from the snp at 8.30. let's bring you up—to—date with some of the other stories abound on wednesday morning. efforts to recover bodies from the white island volcano in new zealand have been put on hold, because of fears of another imminent eruption. six people were killed. eight others are missing and presumed dead. another 25 people are in a critical condition with severe burns. earlier, authorities in new zealand gave an update on the situation. as of 11am, our experts estimates a risk, a chance of 30%—60% like monday in the next 2a hours, up slightly from 30%—50% yesterday, but monitoring parameters are escalating now and since then. tremor on the
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island, seismic signals are escalating at the moment. more details are emerging this morning about those caught up in monday's volcanic eruption in new zealand. lauren and matthew urey were on honeymoon from the united states, and have suffered severe injuries. earlier, we spoke to lauren's cousin, duncan parker. we had gotten a group text message, a family text message that said, hey, you know, there's been this incident. and when you hear something like that, it's kind of hard to wrap your head around what exactly happened. so... we received a message from her father that said, please help, whatever you can do. and it was at that time that i kind of reached out to my twitter following, and had asked if anyone knew of anyone nearby there, that could help us get more information. and, you know, from there, people started reaching out, media. and, also, through other channels,
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it all kind of came together at the same time. but i think that's when rick made the decision to get on a plane immediately. just coming up to 8:09am. here is a question for you. when you reach for that bar of chocolate, have you ever thought how much exercise it would take to run off the calories? researchers think, if that information was on the label, it might encourage us to make healthier choices, and help bring down obesity levels. our health correspondent, dominic hughes has the details. food already carries information about calories, fat, sugar and salt content. but researchers say the current system is poorly understood and it's not having an impact on rising levels of obesity. so, what about labelling that tells you the type and amount of exercise you'd need to burn off all those calories? we know that the public consistently underestimate the amount of calories. if you ask them how many
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calories are in the food, they often underestimate how many are in it. so we would like to see physical activity calorie equivalent labelling because it actually gives meaning in terms of context to the exercise or physical activity required to burn that food. as a rough guide, let's put together a lunchtime meal deal. a chicken and bacon sandwich, roughly aa5 calories, would require a2 minutes of slow running. a chocolate bar, 229 calories, would need 22 minutes of running. wash that down with a medium mocha coffee, that's 290 calories and 28 minutes of running. all up, that's more than 1.5 hours of running. researchers say such a labelling system could save 200 calories per person per day. this research is limited by a shortage of studies that look at our people would change their habits in real life. but even small reductions in the calories we consume can make a big impact
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across the whole population. and experts say this is a simple, cheap measure that could make a real difference to the obesity crisis. dominic hughes, bbc news. it's an interesting idea. all this has made me feel really hungry. we have a selection of food here, one mince pie would take you 21 minutes a p pa re ntly mince pie would take you 21 minutes apparently to run off. all careful consideration. the question is, would that make you think differently about what you eat? what you buy? we're nowjoined by dietician nichola ludlam—raine and paul chesworth from obesity uk. thank you so much for coming and talking to us this morning. louise is feeling rather peckish. i i ran offa mince is feeling rather peckish. i i ran off a mince pie taking a christmas tree downstairs a moment ago, but would it make a difference, if you are shopping and you see a mince pie and you think, that mince pie come ifi and you think, that mince pie come if i have one of those, 21 minutes to run it off on a treadmill? on face value this sounds promising
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however there's a couple of issues. the first as it could be problematic for people with eating disorders, because it portrays the message that food needs to be burnt off. doesn't because our bodies naturally burn calories just by sitting down and we all burn a different number of calories based on our age, gender, muscle mass, size, and secondly, it portrays the message that is simply calories and really there's a massive difference between 200 calories of vegetables and 100 calories of vegetables and 100 calories of vegetables and 100 calories of biscuits for the biscuits provide added sugars, vegeta bles biscuits provide added sugars, vegetables provide vitamins, not not to say we can never eat biscuits, but it has to be in balance and moderation across the week. you've got quite a story, paul, how much did you lose? 11 stone. how did you come to the point where you need to lose that amount of weight?” come to the point where you need to lose that amount of weight? i yo-yo dieting through all my life, developed diabetes, type two. i followed developed diabetes, type two. i followe d o n developed diabetes, type two. i followed on the footpath of my dad
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who had exactly the same journey which then comes down to the genetics of things, which i've since found out, but i got to a point where i got type two, i was then going to be insulin—dependent, and i researched it and a friend, a lady i've known for a long time, a nurse, investigated, research the bariatric surgery as a investigated, research the bariatric surgery as a support. always thinking of some extreme thing to do. however, once i found out about it, idid do. however, once i found out about it, i did the research, the vast majority, high percentage of people with diabetes type two remission, i saw how my father had suffered through the associated heart disease from his diabetes, and i wanted to do something about it. you have clearly done it. tell us about for example, if food had had that label on it, a piece of pizza is a3 minutes running, 83 minutes walking, if that had been on the label, would it have made a difference to you?
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not really, no, because i was 26 and a half stone. if someone said to me, you've got to run for 20 minutes if you've got to run for 20 minutes if you meet that, physically i could not do that, so it's an unrealistic target for some people. i think giving people the choice is really good, but it emphasises that people look at it very simplistically, from the work i do as a patient advocate, it's a complex disease. living with obesity. we've had loads of comments about this. counting calories does not work if the quality of the food you eat, and if we all start making our own and we can avoid most labels. if you want to get fit, do exercise, if you want to lose weight, cut out junk food. exercise, if you want to lose weight, cut outjunk food. doing exercise makes you hungry. we were talking on the sofa early on with sally early on. you touched on those with dietary issues, but what you don't want to do is associate food, which tastes nice, with guilty feelings, when you're giving yourself a treat of a chocolate bar, pizza or a mince pie. exactly. food
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is about enjoying it. there is a massive social aspect. christmas is coming up, so it's about moderating what you are eating across the week, but the other problem is the fact that if you look at calories, food from a kauri point of view, you could say, as long as i walk enough, ican could say, as long as i walk enough, i can live off pizza, chocolate and sugar, which would not make you healthy. let's talk about the research from loughborough university. what they are trying to do is make healthier dietary choices. they say this could scale up choices. they say this could scale up to roughly 200 calories per day. that would make a difference to people, if it worked. would it make a difference? i'm not sure if it would because there will still be a lot of things which would not have labels. that's the difference. 200 calories and sounds an awful lot, to burn it off, how long will that take? if burn it off, how long will that take ? if you burn it off, how long will that take? if you are going to reduce it by that, it's not that much on a day. i think the good thing is it
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educating people to look at the example you had this morning, the bacon and egg meal deal sandwich as a meal deal, because if someone looks at it and says, actually, instead of looking at the calories and understanding it, it's going to ta ke and understanding it, it's going to take me 90 minutes to burn off that meal deal. actually, if! take me 90 minutes to burn off that meal deal. actually, if i have this meal deal. actually, if i have this meal deal. actually, if i have this meal deal it would only take me 30 minutes. so you could compare and contrast. yes, instead of reading on the labels, it would be quick. it's only very small but would work for some people. eating healthy will work for everyone, whether they were a normal weight or overweight or obese like i used to be. that's a fa ct, obese like i used to be. that's a fact, it will help people but it's very complex, it's not a quick one answer. eat less food, do more exercise, as we have preached for the last 40 years. obviously is not working. we have gotten obesity epidemic and that needs to change. educating people. we need to support people with that and give them the
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education so they can make a choice. yes, i had to take responsibility at 50 years of age in one respect but all through my life i've worked all my life, take responsibility, so that doesn't always fit the social aspect of what people are told this is what people living with obesity are. you've got to have a change. really interesting to talk to you. thank you very much indeed to you both. good to speak to you. please ta ke both. good to speak to you. please take these away because, to be honest with you, it's too tempting for me. everything in moderation. you can have a balanced diet.” for me. everything in moderation. you can have a balanced diet. i do run around and it has changed my thoughts. you've had some granola and yoghurt this morning so you can afford a bit of chocolate, i think. thank you for your comments. we will try to get through those later on. carol set up and down with the weather. good morning. today is no
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exception to that either. it will be a cooler day than yesterday. we've also got a lot of showers around. some of those will be heavy and thundery and it is blustery and windy depending where you are. you can see the amount of showers we have had in the last few hours. many across the north and west, the rain from yesterday clearing away from the south—east. it's been a cool start with some hill snow in the forecast. today we could see some hill snow almost everywhere. the showers will be on and off. if anything across england and wales, some of them will form a coherent band and move from west towards the east and we also have gusty winds around the south west of england and the channel islands. gale force across the northern western isles and the far north of mainland scotland. yesterday the top temperature was 1a.2 celsius in cornwall but today temperatures are down on values we saw yesterday. this evening and overnight, a coherent band of showery rain pushes its way from the south—east with a
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dry slot, temperature is falling. a touch of frost and eastern areas. all the cloud and rain coming in from the south—west. in the south—west, temperatures won't be as low as they are going to be as we push further east. tomorrow of course is election day. first thing in the morning, watch out for the frost. dry in central and eastern areas. the cloud will build and then in comes the rain. this rain will be bumping into the cold air so we will see some snow on the hills of wales, the moors, the south—west, and i had a bed, blustery winds. it will eventually get into the east and again we will see some hill snow across northern england, that, for a time, and this is very much on the cusp of things, it could change. we might see some of that at low levels, for example in parts of yorkshire, but as we push further north, a few showers in the west of scotland, and the rest of northern ireland. temperature —wise, 3—7 in central and eastern areas but something a little bit milder in the
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south—west. because behind this rain, introducing some milder conditions. on friday, the low— pressure conditions. on friday, the low—pressure president of the north sea. look at those isobars ahead of the settled fronts. so what's going to happen on friday as we say goodbye to the rain eventually from the far north of scotland. it lingers in the northern isles and then something trying to brighter follows on behind with a few showers, windy across england and wales, and then the rain comes in and the wind will strengthen once again later on whereas we have got some showery outbreaks of rain across northern ireland. some of it in the isle of man, cheshire, north wales for a time, as well, the real variations in the temperatures. five in lerwick. 11 in plymouth. as we head into the weekend, the unsettled theme remains. low pressure dominating the weather. rain showers rotating around it but temperatures ra nt rotating around it but temperatures rant about where they should be at this stage in december or arejust rant about where they should be at this stage in december or are just a little bit below.
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thank you very much, carol. liberty property, is that what you said? we are in peak online shopping season with christmas just around the corner, but which retailers have the best websites? ben's here to tell us. yes. a lot of us will be at that stage of thinking about having done dot in your case done about i have done a big lot of it. this is an annual survey by the consumer organisation which? they asked over 7,000 of their members to rate online retailers based on experiences they'd had in the past six months. and for some retailers it's not great. so who's on the naughty list? well, the online offering from diy chain homebase got the lowest rating. not necessarily somewhere you will doa not necessarily somewhere you will do a lot of christmas shopping are fun nonetheless, they got the lowest rating because of just fun nonetheless, they got the lowest rating because ofjust two stars for the product range they had available and two stars for value for money. they fell to the bottom of the list
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but they were not alone. it was joined at the bottom of the list by the website from b&q. sports direct and house of fraser also fared badly as did whsmith. the biggest albums were navigating the website, being able to find stuff on their website. as well as being able to order things which turned out to be out of stock. there isa turned out to be out of stock. there is a suggestion they get your money, get you to check out, and then they tell you is not available. so let's look at the other end of the list. firms doing particularly well. top of the list was the cosmetics firm liz earle. also up there the hi—fi store richer sounds and photo firm wex photo video. what these have in common is they are specialists in what they do. they've got a lot of marks for being able to provide lots of advice and expertise on those specific products, and having a wide range of stuff available. what's interesting, this isn't something which is exclusive to those retailers. other firms could do this if they thought about it and got it right. have a
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listen. when customers shop online is not rocket science, not looking for anything particularly flash or new or innovative, it's the same with retail on the high street. people want good customer service, they want a good choice, they want products they are looking forward to be in stock, and they don't want to be in stock, and they don't want to be disappointed, they want customer service to be right and life when it's needed. it's not that difficult. i imagine you try to speak to a few of these retailers? yes, just two of the five got back to us, homebase and b80 and they've said they'd listen to the problems and the issues with the website and in one case, homebase said it added 6000 products to the website, stuff you could find on store you can also now get online. some top tips from which. the usual things apply, shop around, make sure you check the details of delivery but crucially also returns, as well, how long you have to return it? but you have to pay for the postage to return it?
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also a top tip, which is if you want to save a little bit of money, one thing you can do is put that stuff in your shopping basket and don't check out and pay for it and what you might find this a couple of days later, you will get an e—mail offering you a discount, may be 10% for free delivery or something like that. jim has got in touch with me this morning saying he did that last week and this morning he had a voucher for week and this morning he had a voucherfor some money off week and this morning he had a voucher for some money off and packing. keep an eye on that. thank you very much indeed. fascinating. i will try it. it's that time of year minnesota adverts wherever you go. your phone, the television come out and about, trying to get you to buy stuff. we have proof this morning you don't need a budget of millions or celebrity faces to make an impact. jane is out an independent cinema in lancashire to explain it all to us. good morning to you. good morning, everybody. we are at the palace cinema in longridge, a
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tiny little town of only about 8000 people in the ribble valley but has its own beautiful historic cinema with about 160 seats. it's been here for over 100 years, 1912 it was set up, and at times over the last 100 yea rs up, and at times over the last 100 years it's been at risk of closure, but the community have fought for it and captured going and this is what we're talking about today. this film has been made on a tiny budget to say thank you to everybody for keeping it alive. it's about the lives of the local cinema has touched over the years, two lives in particular. tony and carol. good morning to you. i love you in the film and i love your story. how important has the cinema beam through your courting and your later life? very, very, we quite often come, we came twice last week, sometimes more we come to films here and we thoroughly enjoy it. we
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really enjoyed, yeah. tell me the story of you meeting here. there we re two story of you meeting here. there were two awkward girls parked behind us. me! they kept asking us to move out of the way. my shoulders were too big. in those days, the cinema was full, very full, and there was no. once they started being annoying, we made a special effort to block their view. that was the first time we met. it's a lovely, lovely, lovely film. we're almost out of time. i want bring in now little tony and little carol. these are from the film come and meet them. hello, team tony and team carol. come on through. hello, they are. everybody else, the cast of thousands from the community, come on out. kids, you've got a special
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dispensation now to do what you could never do in the cinema across the country. as a special thank you, do you want to do a sweetie fight? yeah? go on then, go for it. hello, everybody. hello, everybody. i thought you all had sweets. nobody has got sweets. you are very well behaved. anyway, listen, that's it from us. we will have to hand back. from everybody at the palace cinema in longridge, back to you. live tv. i love that. entirely disobeying your order is to have a sweetie fight. good on them. the perils of live television. the headlines on the way shortly. time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. it was a very wet and windy dated yesterday across the uk. all driven by very deep area of low pressure to
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the south of iceland, hurricane force winds and blizzards in iceland but you can see this area of cloud, thatis but you can see this area of cloud, that is a cold front which gave us that is a cold front which gave us that wet weather yesterday and you can see it has cleared away but now we have got this much cold air moving its way in from the north—west. with that quite a few showers across western areas, some of them a bit wintry of a high ground of scotland. throughout the afternoon they will drift eastward. they could be heavy or thundery showers to come with that throughout the afternoon but some sunny spells in between and you'll notice it will bea in between and you'll notice it will be a chilly day compared to yesterday. that cold air is in place and temperature is about 5—9. tonight, if futures towards the south—east clearing, some winter showers across the north of scotland, and elsewhere some clear skies going into thursday morning, a bit of a frost might occur, particularly across eastern and northern areas. temperatures here close to if not below freezing in the countryside, but not as cold
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further south and west. eight in plymouth. the next weather system moves in for thursday which will spread north and eastward with fairly strong winds with that. the rain property can be heavy across the south was some snow across the higher ground of northern england, west yorkshire, up into the hills of scotland, sting chilly across these northern areas on thursday. further south, that little bit milder. intifada, that weather system clears away to the east but low pressure will stick around on friday and into the weekend as well so we will keep things fairly unsettled. on friday, a mixture of sunny spells and showers with temperatures getting up to about 6—9. we keep that sort of theme as we go through saturday and into sunday as well. bye—bye.
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this is worklife from bbc news, with sally bundock and karin giannone. as the uk gets ready to head to the polls we're taking a special look at election advertising on social media — and asking does it work — and importantly is it fair? live from london, that's our top story on wednesday the 11th of december. we've had a huge response from viewers sending through their examples — with the targeted political ads on social media becoming a global phenomenon. we talk about the pros and

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