hello, this is breakfast this is bbc news i'm ben brown. with ben thompson and sally nugent. our top stories... we've been hearing this morning that the government has been warned that a relaxation of coronavirus restrictions could risk a third wave of infections. nhs providers, which represents hospital trusts in england, deal or no deal? has urged the prime minister good morning. to exercise caution when reassessing the uk's chief negotiator arrives for the final day the tier system next week. of post—brexit trade welcome to breakfast talks in a last—ditch we can speak now to bid for a breakthrough. with ben thompson and sally nugent. the british prime minister boris johnson and president our headlines today: of the european commission, gp dr ellie cannon. ursula von der leyen will decide talks through the night whether there's any point to try to break the brexit in negotiations continuing. far right supporters trade deal deadlock. good morning to you, lovely to see of president trump clash the uk calls the eu's current with left—wing activists offer "unacceptable". you this morning. so, we've seen health leaders urge "extreme this letter going to the government, in washington. caution" in easing coronavirus restrictions, warning it could lead warning of the possible impact on uk health leaders urge ‘extreme caution‘ in easing to a third wave of infections. the nhs as a result of the coronavirus restrictions, restrictions lifting, what are your warning it could lead to a third wave of infections. good morning. thoughts? my thoughts, really, are he's still the champion — anthony joshua knocks out kubrat pulev to defend his world one of concern. i feel that we are titles and set up a potential super fight with tyson fury. going back to what we had in the summer, where restrictions were good morning to you. it's looking more and settle down for the relaxed, and we were told to go and foreseeable future. low pressure sweeping in today, stronger winds eat out, we were told to go on
holiday, the numbers came down, and and outbreaks of rain but it will also produce milder air as well. then, as behaviour changed, with joined me laterfor all of schools going back and everybody also produce milder air as well. joined me later for all of the going back into normal life in details. —— join. september, of course, cases went back up again. and we are really good morning. it's sunday, december 13th. our top story: sort of repeating that all over last—ditch talks are continuing in brussels this morning as uk and eu officials again. we had a very harsh lockdown attempt to break the deadlock over a post—brexit trade deal. again. we had a very harsh lockdown again in november, we've been given borisjohnson and the president of the european commission back some life back and some economy will decide later whether back some life back and some economy backin back some life back and some economy to abandon or continue back in december, and yet, we're negotiations beyond today's deadline. but after months of failed going back to bouncing up and down. discussion, both sides have warned that a no—deal outcome is likely. and what this tells me is that clearly this idea of looking down and opening up, or the tier system, our political correspondent isa and opening up, or the tier system, is a very blunt instrument and a iain watson has the latest. very damaging instrument, but a brief glimpse of the uk's chief actually, is it helping, is it actually, is it helping, is it actually reducing cases? is it the negotiator in brussels. he has been right thing for us to be locked in discussions behind closed doors with the eu. and the concentrating on, if we are co nsta ntly concentrating on, if we are constantly bouncing backwards and negotiating teams continue to talk forwards? and what is the situation overnight. but without much progress. a government source told where yuan, ellie? we are hearing the bbc: eu commission president speculation that london will be
moving from tier 2 to tier 3, when the system is reviewed next week, ursula von der leyen and boris what do you make of that? well, johnson will talk today and decide where i am, in general practice, whether it is worthwhile continuing everybody is very much focused on with negotiations. theresa may's to factor generally when she was the covid vaccination at the moment, dealing with brexit number ten was so we are getting our covid vaccine urging both sides to keep talking. programme ready for this week. we're it is usually in britain's interest not finding a huge of covid cases and the european union's interest for there to be a deal at the end of phoning the practice or our patients this so although it is long and painful and difficult, it is worth phoning the practice or our patients phoning the practice or our patients phoning the practice. we are having patients testing positive, but keeping talking. but some in boris tha nkfully patients testing positive, but thankfully they are generally well. johnson's party are calling on him to stand firm. no-deal brexit so, they are able to stay at home short—term disruption until markets and to isolate. but we're not finding the sort of cases and the readjust. but the long—term effect sort of really worrying disease that we saw back in march, april and may. of signing up to a bad deal will be for decades, possibly even we are hearing concerns from the perpetuity and that will be sharp end, from the hospitals, i hamstring in our democracy and our economy going forward and we can't think it is so difficult with this do that. previous brexit deadlines virus because everything is on a have come and gone but after today's time delay. they are concerned that talks in brussels it is possible we are going to reach a crunch point that there will be an answer to the going up until christmas and then question deal or no deal?
iain watson, bbc news. early in the new year? that's right. and of course, winter in the nhs is a lwa ys and of course, winter in the nhs is always very difficult, it is more relaxing coronavirus restrictions next week could trigger a third wave difficult this year because within of infections bring the busiest time hospitals, there has to be social of infections bring the busiest time of year is for hospitals, according distancing of beds, for example, to nhs bosses. there is also staff illness because nhs providers, which represents of covid and quarantining because of hospital trusts in england, has written to the prime minister urging "extreme caution" when moving areas to a lower tier. covid, so there is less capacity lisa hampele reports. than there normally would be. there is the time delay, you are exactly winter is when hospitals are at their busiest but the pandemic means right, and that is why it is so this year will be unlike any other. crucial that any decisions are made hospital leaders in england i worry on very current data. we have the high infection rate in the north during the autumn may soon be taking already seen a couple of times that hold in the south. in the letter nhs decisions about the tier system and lockdown decisions were made on out providers say there were 13,000 of date data, and to keep up with covid patients in hospital in thatis of date data, and to keep up with that is so important. we know that england this week compared to 500 in the health secretary has reported early september. the chief executive that secondary schools in london essex and kent are going to be has urged caution ahead of the review of tears on wednesday. you introducing testing for pupils aged just need to be really careful about between 11 and 18, what is your reaction to that? is that a positive relaxing the restrictions on social contact —— tiers. because we know move or is it more likely to that inevitably at the moment, what
it means is more covid cases, more increase fear and anxiety among pressure on the nhs and to be frank teenagers? i don't think it is a people dying unnecessarily. all four positive move at all. screening nations have been under tough measures in recent weeks but the r programmes are an incredibly important part of health, but there number which shows whether the epidemic is growing or shrinking is are also ethical considerations in thought to be above one in some terms of screening programs, whether areas. the letter to the prime it is national breast screening or minister says there has been a something like covid screening, and worrying increase in infection rates across a wide range of areas. we always have to be shown to do more benefit than harm without including essex, kent, london and screening programs. that's why we parts of lincolnshire. and areas don'tjust screening programs. that's why we don't just screen for everything all should be moved into tier three, the the time around the country. now, to highest level of restrictions, as soon as this is needed, without any screen teenagers particularly, in delay. concern is mounting that secondary schools, there is really household mixing and travel over christmas could lead to a third no evidence of benefit for secondary wave. the hospital leaders stopped school kids. but there is a lot of short of asking for a review of the evidence of harm, for example, the quarantine, the isolation. mass screening has not been recommended policy urged the prime minister to lead a better public debate about the risks. the government says it by sage, it has not been recommended will not hesitate to take necessary by sage, it has not been recommended action to protect local communities by the world health organization. it and its review will be based on the feels to me a bit like a paper tiger. i would
feels to me a bit like a paper tiger. iwould rather see feels to me a bit like a paper latest data, including factors such tiger. i would rather see screening focused on clusters, if we have got as infection rates amongst the over 60s and pressure on the nhs. a screening, testing programme, we should really be focusing where we lisa hampele, bbc news. can do backwards tracing, where we elderly care home residents can do backwards tracing, where we and staff in scotland will receive can really look at clusters. for the coronavirus example, if there is an outbreak in vaccine from tomorrow. logistical challenges with the pfizer—biontech jab make a school, of course we should be it difficult to deliver in the community, but changes to how homing in on that. but to be mass it can be transported and stored testing children i think is very mean a care home roll—out is possible in scotland. concerning. ellie, it is lovely to it's still unclear, though, talk to you this morning, dr ellie when homes in england and wales will receive the vaccine. cannon, talking to us from north london. now, at 8.37, let's check in across the atlantic, the first coronavirus vaccinations in the united states will start tomorrow after the pfizer jab on all the sport, with holly, was authorised for emergency use. starting with the big fight last it comes as the country recorded night. yes, can you imagine being the world's highest death toll for a single day yesterday — one of those 1000 fans? just 1000 with 3,309 covid related deaths. because of covid. the first time we can now talk to our fa ns because of covid. the first time fans have been back at a british north american correspondent, david willis. boxing event since the pandemic david, how much of a logistical began, but i would say the next fight, which is going to be with challenge is this? tyson fury, that is going to be an even harder ticket to get a hold of. we have talked about what is
happening here in the uk but in the what a return to the ring forjoshua us of course it is much, much in front of those lucky 1,000 bigger. 0h, fans at wembley arena. us of course it is much, much bigger. oh, it is a huge challenge, a convincing win over kubrat pulev with a knockout ben, and the army general, the man in the ninth round that sees him who is in charge of the logistical retain his titles, and paves the way effort of rolling out this vaccine for that potential mega fight against britain's other heavyweight champion tyson fury. to some 330 million people drawn a adam wild has the story of the night. anthonyjoshua! wartime analogy today. he said that this was anthonyjoshua's moment. the authorisation of the vaccine on heavyweight champion of the world, but the man with it friday was like d—day in the sense all had it all to lose. pressure, perhaps, or motivation. that it was the beginning of the end but not the end itself. the general whatever it was, joshua cut a determined figure. said there was a lot of tough work kubrat pulev was now looking to upset the odds. ahead but this was indeed a good the fans were back, 1000 of them, start. there are a lot of all instantly aware this was a real battle. challenges, not least because the joshua starting quickly, pulev taking it with a smile. vaccine has to be kept at —70 but moments later, pulev was down, fahrenheit temperatures, there is certain shipping requirements and so the end seemingly not far away. on but the shipments will go out incredibly, pulev battled tomorrow, that is sunday here, and on until the ninth round. the finish, though, when it came, the jabs will be administered on as swift as it was brutal. monday and there after, it will be commanding, impressive,
health workers, front—line joshua back to his best. responders who will be given preference, along with members of but he had barely celebrated before elderly and retirement communities thoughts turned to his future — tyson fury, britain's other world champion, immediately taking to social media. and it could be the spring of the i want the fight, i want the fight next. summer of next year before the i will not him out inside three rounds. vaccine is more widely available tyson fury's code promoter describing the stage as set here. 0k, david. for now, thank you. for the biggest heavyweight championship fight since ali—frazier in 1971. david willis in the us for us this fury againstjoshua will have to wait, but with a performance morning. anthonyjoshua has retained his as powerful as this three heavyweight boxing titles after beating bulgarian, kubrat pulev last night. from anthonyjoshua, the boxing 1000 fans were allowed to watch world won't want to wait long. at wembley arena as joshua knocked his opponent off his feet adam wild, bbc news. several times over nine rounds, before the referee called time. his victory paves the way for a potential fight against britain's other heavyweight i said yesterday there would be some drama at old trafford for the manchester derby. champion tyson fury. in actual fact, it turned out a pretty dull goalless draw. no fans to witness virgin galactic‘s rocket—powered that, fortunately. tourist plane has been forced while at goodison park, to abort a milestone test flight spectators were in the stands to watch everton beat chelsea 1—0 after a technical malfunction. thanks to this penalty from gylfi sigurdsson. spaceshiptwo, which will carry paying customers into space, was on its first crewed test flight
defeat for chelsea means but had to turn back after an hour. that they missed out on the chance to go top of the premier league. it landed safely in new mexico elsewhere, there was a good win for newcastle at the end of a difficult week that with two pilots on board. saw their training ground closed after an outbreak of coronavirus in the squad. little bit scary. amazing! they beat west brom 2—1. and in the day's other game, aston villa beat wolves 1—0. incredible, when it does work. it is and it's the final race of eight minutes past six. the formula 1 season this afternoon. let's take a look at some of today's front pages. lewis hamilton is back, nearly all of them lead although he says he's admitted he's still feeling on the post—brexit trade talks, the effects of coronavirus. unsurprisingly, which are he'll start the abu dhabi grand prix expected to end today, in third after qualifying with or without a deal. the mail on sunday headlines behind his mercedes team—mate with a claim that angela merkel valtteri bottas and max verstappen, who claimed pole for red bull. "wants britain to crawl across broken glass", according to an unnamed hamilton missed the last race government source. after testing positive for covid—19, and says he's well, the sunday times says supermarkets are stockpiling food after being told that a no—deal brexit is a possibility. still not feeling 100%. the paper says emergency planners predict it could lead to panic buying on a scale that could dwarf the scenes we saw at the start of the pandemic. the observer reports he was back quite quickly? yes, he on borisjohnson facing anger from senior conservatives and business leaders over his handling of the final stage
was who said it was feeling quite strange getting back into the so of the negotiations. quickly. it says the talks have caused as we've been hearing this morning, "astonishment in his own party". uk and eu officials have spent and the sunday telegraph says a multibillion—pound bailout package the night in brussels in a desperate is being drawn up to support attempt to iron out their differences and reach industries which will be hardest hit by a no—deal brexit. a post—brexit trade agreement. it reports that proposals include after months of negotiations, help for sheep farmers, fishing rights has remained a major fishermen, car makers source of disagreement. and chemical suppliers. pierre karleskind is a french mep and chair of the eu pa rliament‘s fisheries committee and joins us now. ijust want i just want to show you one of the good morning to you, pr. we talk back pages this morning, the about every day being an important manchester derby was played last night and july show you what the one as far as these talks are mail on sunday think about it? see concerned, but it seems today is make or break, what are your hopes that? they should say what they ofa make or break, what are your hopes of a deal happening? well, this is a really mean! not the best match ever, 0—0. they call it a stinker good question, this has been four yea rs good question, this has been four years that our two countries are and they said that pep has been negotiating, the european union, and warned. it is a funny old time for the united kingdom, and three days football. the crowds for most of the ago, ursula von der leyen, and your
time, tiny amount of supporters, it is strange, we're getting some prime minister, decided to give four strange football results. speaking more days. for what, of lack of crowds, theatres are prime minister, decided to give four more days. forwhat, i prime minister, decided to give four more days. for what, i don't know. as long as there is hope, i think still closed in most parts of the country. you may not be able to go they have to continue. so, these and see a panto which of course four days are for the really, really makes a ton of money for theatres at last negotiation. one thing, i don't this time of year. it often sees know if a deal will be a win—win them through the quiet winter months of january, february and them through the quiet winter months ofjanuary, february and march. 0ne deal, but what i know is a no deal way of dealing with that is this will be a lose lose no deal. that is firm, a group of us who set up a why they are continuing to plan to deliver it to your street negotiate. and i want to come onto and they will deliver the panto to some of the implications in a second but let's talk first of all about your street so all of your the fishing issue because it seems neighbours can get out, reminiscent that that is one of the main of those scenes of clapping for the sticking points. and yet on both nhs ona of those scenes of clapping for the nhs on a thursday night on your doorstep, but you watch the panto sides, it is a relatively small part come rain or shine and i imagine of the economy, it is not a huge most come rain or shine and i imagine m ost pla ces come rain or shine and i imagine most places it may be cold and wet but nevertheless, they are bringing contributor to economic growth on either side. why is it such a sunshine district across the country sticking point? well, this is really if you cannot get down to your not the only one. we really need to theatre. —— fun trying to streets across the country. i love a little bit of mystery. beautiful, beautiful give the importance that it has.
cat turns up in southampton, is there are other problems, on governance and on the access to the common market, and this is far more adopted by who think, you know, this important. the question on fisheries beautiful cat has come into their isa home, and you can see this is ivan important. the question on fisheries is a kind of symbolic question. you came in from the cold because when know, it is for the united kingdom they took him to the vets, they checked his microchip and he is russian! how did he get here? that less tha n know, it is for the united kingdom less than 0.1% of the uk gdp, so it isa less than 0.1% of the uk gdp, so it is a really small part of the is the mystery. they actually don't know. they said they checked the economy. but this is somewhere where microchip and he has travelled from russia but the device he has implanted does not give the exact you can see tangible results of what address. so how he got here we have brexit means, meaning that, if boris no idea. does the chip not give you johnson can go on a port, saying to like a root, like a google maps...” fishermen, look, you have 100 tons of cod for next year that you think you are asking an awful lot there. -- route. it would be great, haven't last year, this will be something that can be seen. so, this stowing away on the ship. a lovely picture in the mail, a leaked is why it is so symbolic. but on our christmas card we are led to believe part, it is notjust a symbol. i from the cambridge family, their live in brittany, i am here in family christmas card, posted on facebook by a recipient, so someone brest, more than half of the who received this card from them. it activity of some ports are coming
is thought the photograph was taken at the norfolk home with all of from the fish that are in the uk waters, so this is really not a them. traditionally we are told they question of a symbol, for us. you normally would use a photograph that talk about it being lose lose, if has been seen before but this one is there is no deal agreed, but many not so this was a christmas card sent to nhs staff and it says to all have already established that this isn't about economics, it's not of the amazing nhs staff, we can about what is good for our never thank you enough for your economies, this is about politics, dedication and sacrifice that you is it not? i think so. i think so, have had to make this year. we will be forever grateful. and william and because, if you look three seconds, kate have signed card. a lovely if you think three seconds with the photograph, gorgeous. much more economic side and ask your companies, ask the bosses of the companies, ask the bosses of the companies in the uk, they are all coming up, of course, we will be looking at the papers again and all unanimous, maybe not unanimous, but of the headlines shortly but it is what i heard so far, is that they 12 minutes past six so let's go to stav who has the weather. good are asking, they are claiming, they morning. and good morning to you at are asking, they are claiming, they are begging for a deal. because we home. more unsettled, low pressure is dominating the weather seen today have been trading across the channel and certainly for much of next week for decades and centuries, a7% of as well, it will bring rain at times, india, gals around some the exports of the uk are going to coasts but it will introduce milder the exports of the uk are going to the european union. this means 6% of airand it looks
coasts but it will introduce milder air and it looks quite mild throughout much of next week in fa ct. throughout much of next week in fact. this area of low pressure is something we have not seen for a your gdp. while with this actually starting to the european union. this means 6% of yourgdp. so, the european union. this means 6% of your gdp. so, this is why it is so important. and for us it is the push its way across the country, they have been bumping up against same. this won't be something like they have been bumping up against the high pressure which has been nothing, this will be something for dominating across the new continent, us as well. i wanted to ask about so slowly it will make inroads and the implications on the french side, it is starting dry, clear and cold because there is a lot of focus on across the north and east first thing but it will not be long until what a no—deal brexit would mean to the cloud gets in there with bands uk business, but what would french of heavy rain spreading north and a business lose from this? what french little bit of dryer weather at times across england and wales before more business lose from this? what french business would lose... we are rain arrives later in the afternoon. exporting, i mean, in the european these are mean wind speed, gusts union, i haven't looked at the higher matt comyn 20 or 30 inland figure in france but in the european and a0 or50 higher matt comyn 20 or 30 inland and a0 or 50 around the western coast but milder, certainly for union, we are exporting 300 billion euros of goods and services every england, wales and northern ireland year. if you use the wto taxes, we but chile across scotland. we could see a little bit of snow over the high ground here as the rain pushes northwards this evening and will lose a large amount of money, overnight. followed by blustery and there will be some problems in showers tonight, some of them quite heavy across the southwest and maybe your country as well. so, for our even a rumble of thunder mixed in that lengthy dryer slots as well, company, this is the same question as for yours, but the fact is that particularly for central and eastern england but a much milder night than
what we have had of late, 5—10. the your exports are far more important to you than ours to your country. area of low pressure here sticks around, anchored to the north—west so, this will be a loss of income of the country as we head into monday. quite a few isobars again on for our companies, it is really not the charts, so another blustery day. complicated to understand that. did plenty of us to is about, across you ever think we would be any position where, if you believe the southern and western areas and again the odd heavier one in towards the reports this week, that royal navy gunships could be deployed in the south—west but some sunshine for parts of northern ireland, eastern endless channel to enforce those no fishing quotas, and i havejust been scotland, central and eastern england so it will not be raining looking at your twitter, you're everywhere all day. talking about the importance of temperature—wise, mild, infact milder further temperature—wise, mild, infact milderfurther north, you 129a, explained that for us? temperature—wise, mild, infact milder further north, you see the double figures into central and talking about the importance of 1294, explained that for us? yes, well, this is kind of a joke, just southern scotland, 12, 13, may be 1a to say that we also need to keep across southern england. not much calm, because we have a long history changes we head into tuesday with low pressure still nearby but you of confrontation, but we also have a will notice the isobars beginning to open out a bit so not quite as windy long, long history of friendship. in 129a, the king of france, philip v, on tuesday an area of low pressure though could ring a spell of rain and gales on wednesday. for tuesday, created a naval arsenal in rouen, and gales on wednesday. for tuesday, a breezy day, not as windy as today was going to be and also monday but again, a mix of sunshine and showers especially because there were naval and most across southern and western battles between french and english
areas. temperature the degree also down on tuesday afternoon but still, fishermen at this time. the question pretty mild for the time of year. on is not about navy against navy, the wednesday we see the area of low question is — you have new borders, pressure skirt up the western half you have to understand that you have of the uk, bringing a scale of gales and heavy rain and again quite mild, new borders, new maritime borders, so it is not irrelevant that the particularly in the south. thursday, we follow with blustery showers, royal navy protect these new sunshine and some heavier showers across the south—west so quite a borders. the only thing i really mixture, quite unsettled week coming up, butfor wonder, is it really only for the mixture, quite unsettled week coming up, but for the most part it will stay mild, especially across england fishermen orfor the wonder, is it really only for the fishermen or for the fishing activity? i think you have some and sally and ben. other problems to address, like the question of immigrants. so, we when do you know with more certainty about christmas weather?” shouldn't stick to much on fishery, because this is really not the only when do you know with more certainty about christmas weather? i knew you we re about christmas weather? i knew you were going to our side. it is still too far and the models have been issue in the negotiations. it is chopping and changing but at the good to get your thoughts this moment it will be settled to the run—up to christmas and size it may morning, pierre karleskind, french mep and chairof morning, pierre karleskind, french mep and chair of the european turned colder around christmas eve, fisheries committee. thank you, have a good day. we give you a bit of christmas day but that could change. so don't hold me to that. thank you.
everything on breakfast, don't we. a bit of history, you name it! yes, i love that. he knew! 129a, the things you learn! so don't hold me to that. thank you. i love that. he knew i was going to time to say goodbye to ben now, he's off to read the news us. we ask carol as well and she for andrew marr on bbc one. a lwa ys us. we ask carol as well and she always says you will know on lovely to be with you this morning. christmas day. when you open the now, here's stav with a final look curtains, if it is white, it will be at the weather for us. a white christmas. the humble garden pea is often the chosen green veg on our plates it is an unsettled picture for the but scientists have discovered rest of the upcoming week. but it is that it could be more than just one of our five—a—day. a study has found that the wrinkled not a washout, by any means. today, super pea could help to control turning windier and wet, courtesy of this new low pressure. these weather blood sugar levels and in turn fronts are pretty active, but it is reduce the risk of developing type two diabetes — a condition currently also introducing some milder air on the rise worldwide. from the south—west. the radar shows 0ur science correspondent some darker blues, heavy rain. it is richard westcott has more. stashed away in this room could be trundling eastwards after a dry, chilly start across the far north one answer to a potentially lethal and east. could see a bit of problem, affecting nearly 5 million wintriness over the higher ground across central scotland. but we will
people in the uk, million of whom do not even realise it. this is a seed have some drier interludes in store. it is freezing in here so central and southern areas. so it will not be raining everywhere all they can preserve everything. this the time. very windy inland. up to isa they can preserve everything. this is a super p, it is full of something called resistance starch 50mph gusts around some southern coasts, but it will be milder in the and researchers suggest that could be really significant in controlling afternoon across the south—western type ii diabetes. i know it is a bit areas. is this band of rain moves freezing in here so we will not keep across scotland this evening and overnight, it will introduce that it for long. but what have you milderair overnight, it will introduce that milder air there, too. found? they contain large amount of overnight, it will introduce that milderairthere, too. but overnight, it will introduce that milder air there, too. but there will be some heavy showers. moving resista nce found? they contain large amount of resistance starch which means the starch is digested more slowly so we do not get a big sugar spike in our into monday, low pressure is still bloodstream shortly after we contain nearby, to the west of the uk, lots a meal containing those types of of isobars on the chance again, it will be another windy day. gusts seeds and that is important for preventing disorders such as type ii again up to 50mph around some diabetes where insolent responses southern and western coasts. some of are out of kilter with the amount of the showers could be quite heavy sugarin across western hills. but there will are out of kilter with the amount of sugar in our bloodstream. in the probably be plenty of sunshine in lab, scientists revealed the magic between the showers. again, very
inside the super pea. these strange mild, double figures for most areas, including much of scotland as well. shapes are grains of that resistance starch, the ingredient that can help low pressure is still with us on us avoid damaging sugar spikes. type tuesday. but the isobars will be ii diabetes can increase the risk of moving slightly further apart so the winds will ease down somewhat. there will be a spell of rain and gales stroke, heart disease and amputation. a key died is a key way coming to central and western areas on wednesday. tuesday will be to control or even avoided. this is what we could all be eating in the breezy, i would say, not windy. future. the team have made super pea wholeness. they have advised me not again it will be mild, maybe not quite as mild as what we have had on to try it. —— hoummus. what if you monday. and then it is wet and windy on wednesday followed by sunshine and showers on thursday. don't like peas? i frequently asked questions. you can run than into a for residents in the derbyshire dales, their visits from the local postie are more special than most. flower. —— granted. you can make it postman mick has been doing the rounds there for more than 30
into savoury biscuits which you years and today is his 80th could have with your hoummus. poor birthday, making him the oldest working postie in the uk. food and a lack of exercise has led our reporter mark anselljoined him toa food and a lack of exercise has led to a global diabetes epidemic. 0ne on one of his morning rounds. in11 to a global diabetes epidemic. 0ne in 11 adults it is thought live with postman mick has been delivering to baslow and bubnell for more than 30 years. it. but hopefully food made from and it keeps him young — he covers up to 1a wrinkled super pea can have a big miles a day by foot. impact on our health. i've caught britain's oldest postie richard westcott, bbc news. on a really busy day on the run—up to christmas. wrinkled super pea hoummus? no, it one of the main parts of thisjob, you've got to be cheerful. did not look very appetising. like this, i mean, some people, wrinkled super pea hoummus? no, it did not look very appetisingm wrinkled super pea hoummus? no, it did not look very appetising. it is very good for you. the things in postmen, would be under pressure and that, but you've got to take line under this programme. things as they come. very good for you. the things in line under this programmem very good for you. the things in line under this programme. it is an why are you still education. shall we travel? let's a postman at aged 80? well, what do you do if you retire? there's only as much gardening, go. now it's time for the travel show. decorating you can do. i've got a lovely round here at baslow, nice people and you're out in the fresh air, we are coming from a festive winter. as you can see, lovely countryside. now, what do you want? for many of us travel is still hey? impractical but never fear because mick knows all of the tricks
we are here to bring you inspiration of the trade, including keeping a good supply of dog biscuits. amid all these dark and gloomy you've got to make friends nights. first, christmas can only with them, especially when you're knocking on people's doors mean one thing in britain... and you've got parcels, you don't want to dog coming to the door who's going to bite you, do you? dog barks. hello! singing, dancing, comedy, he makes a fuss of their pets, but romance and belting catchphrases. oh, no, it wasn't! the residents adore mick as well. children: oh, yes, it was! he works all through the weather. he's very reliable. all based in a traditional and he's always got fairytale setting. a smile on his face. pantomime has every mick, we love you. ingredient needed for a fun you're part of our lives. family night out. we don't know what we'd do without you. well, he's brilliant, except in 2020, many of our old mick, yeah. he's the fastest postman much—loved pantomimes don't in the west, aren't you, mick7 less of the old! have a stage to perform on. sorry! laughs. well, you wouldn't think he was 80, would you, really? with only a limited number of shows still running his next delivery is to across the country this year, the local school, but mick is on the receiving end here. panto, like the majority of the arts, has been dealt well, we think you inspired us and that is for you. a heavy blow by covid. oh, that's very good. data from play association uk theatre revealed ticket income he's been chosen as the subject from its members' productions grossed £60 million last year, of a project at baslow st anne's primary school. the highest amount ever. he's very nice to everybody and he's really good at delivering
this winter, however, all of the mail to everybody. things couldn't be more it's very touching, it's very moving different, and for many much—loved regional theatres, and i am overcome with that, really. it's had a devastating impact. i didn't expect it. excuse me. it's hugely devastating, and when we took on the theatre in 2016, it was i didn't realise people completely on its knees. thought so much of me, it was in desperate need same with the pupils and that, on my rounds, and i've realised of some tlc, its reputation today how much they think of me was, erm, was dreadful, and i think a lot of them as well. so we had a real hard slog and if you think that was emotional, look and a battle to win at what the residents did for him. the hearts and minds all sing: postman mick! of the community, postman mick! hasa very large... never mind the industry. and throughout our a—yearjourney, van! we got several awards. 0ur pantomime that we just did early in the morning... last year, robin hood, was nominated in the top five 0h, guys... pantomimes in the country all: happy birthday! for the british panto awards as best pantomime, mick gibson, the man who has been which was huge, delivering a smile with the post it was brilliant. in the peak district for more and we really worked hard than 30 years. to get to that stage, thank you very much, everybody! and for it to so abruptly stop god bless you! thank you! and bejust culled instantly wasjust like, yeah, van horn toots. i can't even put into words how soul—destroying that was. mickjoins us now, along with one
of the local villagers, june. pantomime's origins can be traced back to italian street good morning to you both. the first theatre in the early 16th century. thing i have to say to you, mick, from there, they spread across europe from italy to france before becoming is, happy, thing i have to say to you, mick, is. happy, happy thing i have to say to you, mick, is, happy, happy birthday. thank you popular in the uk. very much indeed to go did you imagine on the morning of your 80th i've got to say, i've always had birthday you would be waking up in a real affection for pantomime since i was a child your uniform talking to us on the and then i took my children telly? what an incredible time it to the theatre. has been for you? this last week has but you know what? i've got a sneaking sympathy, been incredible and it will stick in affection for the bad guy my mind for the rest of my life, in pantomime, because the bad guy, it's been absolutely brilliant. the you know, everyone boos and hisses them but actually, they‘ re really important. people... i am getting a bit hang on, hang on, hang on a minute. emotional now as well, but the it's notjust the bad guys who are important in panto, people, and the children on my it's also the good guys — round, have been absolutely and i happen to be one brilliant this last week, they've of them as well. been so kind and generous, it's been why are you important, basil brush? very moving. and i thank them very really, when you are in pantomime, it's about good winning over evil, it's a very moral story nowadays, you see, and i think much for it. and i would also like that's very important, if you have the bad guys everybody to thank mrs powell for giving me boos and the good guys the honour of inviting me to be a who get the cheer. yay! member of the senior citizens club, basil, i've got to say which i will take up. well done, mrs you are a veteran of pantomime,
you've been doing it for decades and decades. this year has been tough. powell, straight to jun which i will take up. well done, mrs powell, straight tojun powell now, good morning, how special is mick, what effect has it had on you and your colleagues in theatre land ? your postie? he is very, very i've got to tell you, it's been one of the most toughest years since ever. i've been a furloughed fox since march. special to baslow village. he is a but you see, i was supposed to be at the glastonbury festival real character, he's so helpful, he's always laughing and chatting and the edinburgh festival and i had a very full diary and always has a smile on his face, and it was pulled like most other entertainers but actors a lwa ys and always has a smile on his face, always willing to help people. you and musicians and performers are a very versatile bunch, see, we are an elderly village, they are good at getting other jobs because unemployment is part of being an actor, but this year was particularly population, and he always looks out terrible because those of the jobs didn't exist. for people that need help, he will while there have clearly been a lot of covid—related panto closures this year, there is a glimmer of hope. some productions are still happening, like this one, ta ke for people that need help, he will take unusual things at the doorstep, cinderella at theatre royal windsor. i better go start pampering if the milk is still there, he will myself and getting ready for the royal ball. inquire what's happened, or if the laters, losers. curtains are not drawn, he will make the theatre, and our director, inquiries and go and get help. he have just done the most amazing job. will post letters for people that i can't imagine the hours that can't get to a postbox or he will were put in, so that we're all safe, ta ke the audience is safe, can't get to a postbox or he will take prescriptions to doctors
and staging it, surgery. he isjust incredible, for because as you do your lines, wherever someone moves to, his age, and we all love him very you've got to keep that distance so if there are other much and we just don't want him to lines you move around to out of the corner of the eye, you just have to see retire, but we know one day he will that you're in line. have to, but i am glad he is going tell me about how bad to come and join us on a friday the impact is on a theatre if it has had to cancel afternoon at senior citizens — he will know everybody anyway. mick, pantomime this year? you must be blushing after all of economically, it's incredibly important to theatres, those glowing comments from june?“ so those that can't do anything this christmas, unless they've been able to replace that income in some very moving, it has been a pleasure way, they are finding that incredibly difficult. to serve baslow and the residents but the other thing is pantomime is the lifeblood there. it is my daughter's birthday of audience development for theatres as well. it's the time of year today as well, she is 51, can ijust when children experience theatre, often for the very first wish her a happy birthday? to elaine time in their lives. it was the case with me in the wooden theatre many, and brooks, thank you. oh, how many years ago with cilla black lovely, you share the same birthday, in aladdin, i can remember it happy birthday to both of you today! years ago, but pantomime is incredibly important for the theatre world on multiple levels, and i think mick, i have to ask you, we know a theatres are going to miss it economically, thing or two about getting up early they're going to miss it in terms of development, on this programme, what is your they're going to miss it secret, because you've been doing it in terms of outreach into their community. one, two, three, for so long, you are so fit and
well, how do you keep going? well, four, five, six. here at theatre royal in windsor the running costs of staging cinderella the walking keeps you fit. as i say, are £50,000 a week. you can walk anywhere between ten they say that with reduced and 1a miles. i've got a03 because, capacity because of covid restrictions, they pretty much need to sell out to make it all financially viable. you don't go every day, i know, only maybe this being a prince isn't at this time of year, and when all it's cracked up to be? in terms of the kind you've got council tax, but it is of compromises you've had to make, what are they, just being out in the fresh air. and where are they obvious? years ago when i first started at well, the big obvious one royal mail, the delivery office, we is social distancing started at half past four in the in the auditorium, and so we are limited to 50%, morning. now, we don't start until about quarter to seven so it is not so it's every other row of seats. too bad getting up early. and what and we've had to make changes to our ventilation has it been like keeping working system as well, and we are through this pandemic? it's been spraying the auditorium with antiviral disinfect before every performance. very good, older people have been absolutely brilliant with me, same and then on the staging of the show, we've had to work quite with parcels and packets, i know carefully to make sure we're working in fixed teams where to leave them, and we've with managing social distancing backstage as well, and also things like audience a lwa ys participation, we don't want where to leave them, and we've always kept a distance, our delivery singing and cheering along office at bakewell, we keep a because it can lead to aerosol distance there, and all my
transmission, so we are having collea g u es distance there, and all my to tweak the way we do things, colleagues there, they've been very good, and royal mail has been very to keep the magic of pantomime good, and royal mail has been very good with me, and my manager, and but make sure we're doing it in a secure way. let me start late if i wanted to, at nine o'clock, but now i am back to it's clear to see that because of covid, many regional my normal time at quarter to seven. theatre pantos have had a severe it's just a brilliant job knockback this year. my normal time at quarter to seven. it's just a brilliantjob and i've but in 2021, you can tell it's such really enjoyed it and i know my a big part of british tradition, it'll be retirement has got to come sometime, i'm not retiring this christmas, back even stronger. because i tell all my colleagues at the office that it is going to be my last christmas. i know it will be one year, but we will wait and see, see what happens. that is wonderful to hear, i thinkjune and everyone now, there aren't many warmer else will be delighted to know, no places at this time of year sign of retirement just than the deserts around dubai. else will be delighted to know, no that's where some locals, sign of retirementjust yet. june after months of restrictions — and mick, thank you both very, very and weight gain — are taking much indeed, and i know everyone at on the dunes in a bid to shake off what's been home has been watching and getting a pretty tough year. we have been there in touch with us. to meet some of them. do you know your table number? some of you have got four. four — you're this side, in touch to tell us about your wonderful posties. thank you very much. tracie from slapton on the south devon coast has written
in to say she has the most i'm juliejohnson, i'm recently delightful postman called dave jones. she says he supplies more new to ultramarathon running. than smiles and post, he helped the community to get crucial supplies during lockdown. i've been doing desert david from bishops waltham running for around a year. in southampton e—mailed in to say and i'm here today for a big thank you to posties the first desert run adrian smith and paul cole who are race of 2020. also local part—time firefighters, with a0 years' experience. my typical race around and kate in stirling also got in touch. the uae has usually been she says her husband michael is an amazingly hard—working postie. in the mountains or on the she says it's been an incredibly road, so this is going to be challenging yearfor him so she wants to let him know how very interesting today, running seven dunes, i believe, so it's going proud she is. that's all we've got time for this morning. to be a lot of fun. breakfast will be back tomorrow morning at 6. have a lovely sunday. 00:27:50,328 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 stay with us, headlines coming up. i've been running for seven years now, and the reason i started running was because it's a great way to stay fit. for the first two years, i absolutely hated it. it was hard, it hurt, and it was boring. but it was also rewarding. i started to lose weight
and actually began to enjoy it. running on soft sand, though, is a whole different experience. gravity feels stronger, the sand seems to want to drag you down, and you get tired a lot quicker. five k here feels more like ten k on tarmac, and once you mix in the heat out here in the desert, it feels pretty brutal. getting there! i've always been a competitive person, but this is something totally new to me. in a strange way, maybe because we couldn't get out here and do things like this during lockdown, it's made us appreciate what we've got on our doorstep here in dubai more. cheering.
50 minutes to do five kilometres over sand isn't bad. i'm really pleased with that, even if i could cover that distance in half that time on tarmac. for me it was never about winning, i just wanted to get out here, maybe to show that despite covid and the current restrictions, we can still take part in sport and do the things that we love. maybe a little differently, but we can still do them. congratulations. it was just a beautiful, beautiful run. seeing so many people out there, you can see that there are many out there for the very first time, to get their first experience in the desert, it really puts a smile on my face. and i'm sure they will be back for more. the hardest part, actually, was the very last dune, it was a real tough one. but it's a great sense of achievement when you get to the top and you run down the other side.
the dune runners of dubai there. right, well, that's it for this week. coming up next time: santa in lockdown, and how he and the rest of lapland are missing all the girls and boys who normally pay a christmas eve visit at this time of year. until then, if you want to catch up with more of our recent shows, you can find us on the bbc iplayer, and we're on social media as well. we're in all the usual places. but for now, from me, rajan datar, and everyone else standing at a safe social distance from me here in windsor, it's goodbye.
hello, this is breakfast with ben thompson and sally nugent. good morning. here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. last—ditch talks are continuing in brussels this morning as uk and eu officials attempt to break the deadlock over a brexit trade deal. borisjohnson and the president of the european commission will decide later whether to abandon or continue negotiations beyond today's deadline but after months of failed discussions, both sides have warned that a no deal outcome is likely. relaxing coronavirus restrictions next week could trigger a third wave of infections during the busiest time of year for hospitals, according to nhs bosses.
nhs providers, which represents hospital trusts in england, has written to the prime minister urging "extreme caution" when moving areas to a lower tier. it's also warned of significant current pressure on hospital beds. the government says it won't hesitate to take necessary actions to protect local communities. elderly care home residents and staff in scotland will receive the coronavirus vaccine from tomorrow. logistical challenges with the pfizer—biontech jab make it difficult to deliver in the community, but changes to how it can be transported and stored mean a care home roll—out is possible in scotland. it's still unclear though when homes in england and wales will receive the vaccine. the first coronavirus vaccinations in the united states will start tomorrow after the pfizer jab was authorised for emergency use. it comes as the country recorded the world's highest death toll for a single day yesterday — with 3309 covid—related deaths. the food and drug administration approved the vaccine on friday following intense pressure
from the trump administration. holly is here with all of the sport and you are starting, holy, i think with a big fight. —— holly. it was big in every sense, heavyweight fight but we have not seen joshua fight but we have not seen joshua fight on british soil for two years and what a way to make a comeback. i feel like we should have the rocky music up, he really returned in style, defending his three world heavyweight belts. i knocking out kubrat pulev in the ninth round. —— i knocking out. 1000 lucky fans with their watching at the arena. joshua put on a pretty dominant display but he had to wait until the ninth round for the decisive moment. sojoshua retains his title and almost immediately, talk has turned to tyson fury
and a potential all—british mega fight next year. isaid i said tyson fury will bring out the best in me so that is brilliant, i really feel like, you know, his confidence, the bookmakers, me studying him, i've been to tyson fury fight‘s when he foughtjohn mcdermott and i have studied him and watched him so when i fight him, it will be good to change and for the oddsin will be good to change and for the odds in my favour. i promised you yesterday fireworks perhaps at old trafford for the derby there but the absence of fans there really ended in quite a dull goalless draw. there were fans, though, at goodison park, and they saw everton beat chelsea 1—0, thanks to this penalty from gylfi sigurdsson. defeat for chelsea means they missed out on the chance to go top of the premier league. elsewhere, there was a good win for newcastle at the end of a difficult week that
saw their training ground closed after an outbreak of coronavirus in the squad. they beat west brom 2—1. aston villa beat wolves in the day's other game. in the scottish premiership, leaders rangers travel to dundee this lunchtime, whilst celtic are at home to kilmarnock. hibernian are up to second in the table after a thumping a—0 win at hamilton — paul mcginn scoring the pick of the goals for hibs. there were wins, too, yesterday for aberdeen, st mirren and livingstone. lewis hamilton says he's still feeling the after effects of coronavirus as he prepares for the final race of the formula 1 season. he'll start the abu dhabi grand prix in third, after qualifying third behind his mercedes team—mate valtteri bottas and max verstappen, who claimed pole for red bull. it's definitely been a difficult weekend, i would say, just getting back into a rhythm, even though it is only a couple of weeks off, i feel like i have lost the momentum andi feel like i have lost the momentum and i really struggled so far with the balance this weekend but still i
gaveit the balance this weekend but still i gave it my all and congratulations to max. and silverstone is renaming its main straight in honour lewis hamilton's of lewis hamilton's seventh world championship win. the section of the circuit where the starting grid and finish line are for formula 1 will become the ‘hamilton straight‘ and is the only part of the track to be named after a driver. less than two months after winning the trophy, exeter will begin the defence of their champions cup title when they face glasgow warriors today. that's one of four matches. yesterday, after 12 years away, bristol made their return to top european rugby. it didn't go to plan, though, as they lost 51—38 to french side clermont auvergne. elsewhere, there were wins for scarlets, wasps and leinster. patrick reed is just one round away from becoming the first american to win the european tour's race to dubai. he holds thejoint lead on 11 under par at the at the season—ending world tour championship, alongside english pair laurie canter and matthew fitzpatrick.
reed starts his final round injust over an hour and if he wins, he'll be crowned the number one golfer on the european tour. and the shot of the day at the us women's open came from america's stacy lewis — a 78—foot birdie that took 12 seconds to roll from putter to cup. in it goes! japan's hinako shibuno holds a 1—shot lead heading into today's final round in houston. i promised you fireworks. and before i go, have a look at these pictures from a match in the dutch league. fans set off a load of fireworks outside the stadium where fc emmen were playing ado den haag. play had to be stopped after 13 minutes of the match because the visibility was so poor, and the players were off the pitch
for 17 minutes as they waited for the smoke to lift. it seemed like a good idea at the time, didn't it? kind of defeats the object slightly. hello, we are here, here are a fire —— our fireworks. everyone of the pitch. how long did it take to clear to hollyjust said 17 minutes. when you not listening? i was. very pretty but not for the football. holly, thank you indeed. i do listen, i'm sorry. i was busy doing something else. for many of us, one of our daily constants is a visit from the local postie, and for residents in the derbyshire dales, their deliveries are even more special than most. postman mick has been doing the rounds there for more than 30 years and today is his 80th birthday, making him the oldest working postie in the uk. 0ur reporter mark anselljoined him on one of his morning rounds.
postman mick has been delivering to bouncer and optional for more than 30 years and it keeps him young. he cove rs u p 30 years and it keeps him young. he covers up to 1a miles a day by foot. i've caught written's oldest postie ona i've caught written's oldest postie on a really busy day on the run up to christmas. —— written. on a really busy day on the run up to christmas. -- written. one of the main part of this job is you have to be cheerful. some people think pressmen are under pressure but it is not so difficult. why are you still a postman at 80? what do you do when you retire? there is only as much gardening and decorating you can do. i have got nice people around here. you are out in the fresh air. lovely countryside. now, what do you want? hey? mick knows all of the tricks of the trade, including keeping a good supply of dog biscuits. you've got to make
friends with them, especially when you are knocking on people's doors with parcels, you don't want to dog coming to the door having to bite you, do you? hello! makes a fuss of their pets but the residents door mick as well. he works all through the weather, he is very reliable. and he always has a smile on his face. mick, we love you, you are pa rt of face. mick, we love you, you are part of our lives and we do not know what we would do without you. he is brilliant, old mick, yes. fastest postman in the west, aren't you? what is with old? you would not think he is 80, would you? next deliveries to the local school but mick is on the receiving end here. you inspired us. that's very good. he has been chosen as the subject of a project at maslow sentence primary school. he is very nice to everybody and really good at delivering all of the mail to everybody. very touching, very moving. i am overcome
with that really. i think that's great. excuse me. i didn't realise people thought so much of me. and the pupils in that. i've realised today how much they think of me and i think today how much they think of me and ithinka today how much they think of me and i think a lot of them as well. and if you think that was emotional, look at what the residents did for him. postman mick! postman mick! is a very large... round! early in the morning. happy birthday! mick gibson, the man who has been delivering a smile with the post in the peak district for more than 30 yea rs. the peak district for more than 30 years. thank you very much, everybody! god bless you! thank you! i love everybody! god bless you! thank you! ilove him! everybody! god bless you! thank you! i love him! what a great story and happy birthday! today. 80 years young. happy birthday! today. 80 years young- happy happy birthday! today. 80 years young. happy birthday to him. if you've got a special postie story
that you'd like to share this morning, you can email us at bbcbrea kfast@bbc. co. uk or tweet us using the hashtag bbcbreakfast. we wa nt we want to hear about the posters this morning and everyone working extra ha rd this morning and everyone working extra hard at this time of year. even more so because the amount of stuff we're having delivered now, given we cannot really get out shop as much. you know all about that. yes! i'm getting quite a lot of stuff delivered! let's not mention that! we will speak to postman mick later as well so we can wish him happy birthday in person a bit later here breakfast. coming up to a quarter to seven. here's stav with a look at the weather. you are saying it was going to be wet for a few days but lovely, cool, crisp weather coming our way soon? maybe! yeah, there could be a chance of it turning cooler around the christmas period but nothing, i do not think it will be cold enough for any snow if that's what people are expecting, atypical british christmastime weather. for the next
few days it is looking unsettled and mild. low pressure pushing on of the atla ntic mild. low pressure pushing on of the atlantic and it will introduce outbreaks of rain, turning windier as well and you can see here showing up as well and you can see here showing up on the pressure chart very clearly, slowly moving in from the west end it has been dry, clear and quite chilly across northern and eastern areas overnight. the milder airwill eastern areas overnight. the milder air will start to push up from the south into much of the southern half of the country for this afternoon so we start off dry across northern eastern scotland, east anglia, the of england, and in the cloud and rain will reach here and some of it heavy, as you can see some green colours mixed in and some drier interludes at times so it will not be raining all of the time and some drier slots into the afternoon but very windy with gusts 30 miles an hour inland, up to a0 or 50 around the coast and the irish sea and also across north—east scotland later so turning mild across the south and look at those values, 11—13, we have not seen those for a while, and dillier across scotland, a little bit of transient snow perhaps ——
chillier. the milder air will get in and then tonight is a blustery one with plenty of showers and some quite heavy across the southwest and again drier interludes into much milder night than of late, 5— 10 degrees across the southwest may be. 0urarea of degrees across the southwest may be. 0ur area of low pressure does not move far, does not move further eastwards and stays anchored to the west of the uk. quite a few isobars again on the chart for monday so a breezy, windy day in fact. but there will be quite a bit of sunshine around with scattered showers and some heavy across southern and western areas. it should be some dry parts of northern ireland, eastern scotla nd parts of northern ireland, eastern scotland and scotland and central and eastern england and again, a mild day, particularly in the south with 13 or 1a degrees in the mildest spots and milder across the north is well with nine or ten for scotland. low pressure still with us, much change and tuesday but you will notice as it pulls away, the isobars just separating a little bit so the winds will be quite a strong on tuesday. another fairly breezy day,
sunshine and showers is pretty much the order of play. heavier across southern and western areas and may bea southern and western areas and may be a rumble of thunder and a good deal of sunshine elsewhere. sheltered from the brisk southwest breeze. maybe a degree also cooler on tuesday, still mild in the south, double figures, only eight and nine further north. we see another area of low pressure move in on wednesday, it could bring a spell of gales and heavy rain to the western half of the uk and mild in the south. as a clear, sunshine and showers on thursday and again, staying quite breezy. and mild, especially across england and wales but even values around nine degrees across scotland, northern ireland, a little above the seasonal average and staying unsettled for much of the new week. i will not attempt to forecast the weather ever again. no, no, no, eve ryo ne weather ever again. no, no, no, everyone wants to know what the weather christmas is going to be.
he's not going to tell us. now it's time for the film review with mark kermode. hello, and welcome to the film review with me, mark kermode — rounding up the best movies available to view in cinemas and in the home. back in 2016, denzel washington produced, directed, and starred in a screen adaptation of august wilson's stage play fences, earning a supporting actress oscar for violet davis, alongside nods for best actor, best picture, and a posthumous screenwriting nomination for wilson. davis looks like an awards contender
once again for her dynamite role as mother of the blues in ma rainey‘s black bottom — the latest screen adaptation of wilson's work on which washington again serves as producer. a—one, a—two, a—you know what to do. this'd be an empty world without the blues. i try to take that emptiness and fill it up with something. in 1920s chicago, the already humid atmosphere of a recording studio is made hotter by the broiling tensions between musicians, producers, and an increasingly recalcitrant star in a session to cut the titular song. most of the musicians are resigned to their lot, living modestly from gig to gig. but a young trumpet player — brilliantly played by chadwick boseman in his final screen role — has bigger plans. i ain't like you — i got talent. me and this horn, we is tight.
if my daddy had know—ed i would turn out like this, he'd have named me gabriel. not only does he have designs on ma's trademark bluesy anthem, he also dreams of leading his own band and recording his own songs. i'm going to get me a band and make me some records. i done gave him some of my songs i wrote, and he say he'll let me record them when i get my band together. ijust gotta finish the last part of the song. like fences, ma rainey‘s black bottom showcases some tour de force acting. davis does a fabulous job of portraying both the vulnerability and the unstoppability of her character — a sturdy figure with fire in her eyes who's learned to stand her ground. we'll be ready to go in 15 minutes. we'll be ready when i says i'm ready to go — and that's the way it goes around here. by contrast, boseman — who got james brown's moves down pat in the underrated get on up — plays his character as a fleet—footed hustler bristling with pride over his fancy new shoes, hiding ancient hurt behind nervy smiles.
yet, also like its predecessor, the theatrical origins of ma rainey‘s black bottom weigh heavy on director george c wolfe's rather stage—y cinematic production. despite the best efforts of screenwriter ruben sa ntiago—hudson, this still feels like a collection of theatrical set pieces — whether it's a soulfully delivered soliloquy reliving brutal childhood trauma, or a third act tragedy that reportedly produced gasps on stage, but feels oddly contrived on screen. sterling music, production design, and costume work from bra nford marsalis, mark ricker, and ann roth respectively add to the classy package, but it's the performances that win the day. it's available in cinemas now and on netflix from 18 december.
there is another great performance, albeit in a completely different register, at the centre of falling — the directorial debut from viggo mortensen. lance hendriksen is in career—best form as willis, a character who could most generously be described as irascible, and who is increasingly showing signs of dementia. mortensen himself plays willis's son, john, who, along with his sister sarah, played by laura linney, has suggested that their dad move from his rural home to california for his own safety. but willis is a ball of rage, deriding his son for being gay, lashing out at anyone who tries to help him, and goading everyone into rows and arguments with whichjohn staunchly refuses to engage. you said you wanted to come live near me and sarah. "as long as it has a garden," you said. why isn't your sister here? is she out wasting money on women's crap with your mother again? it's a school night, for christ's sake.
sarah lives in ventura with her family. she's coming for dinner on sunday. intercutting between two time periods, falling makes clear that willis's anger issues predate his current health problems — even as a younger man, when he's played by sverrir gudnason, he's character who it's very hard to like. so now, i can't relax and have a smoke in my own home. but henriksen, a veteran of genre favourites like near dark and aliens, breathes real life into a character who makes bruce dern in nebraska seem warm and cuddly, delivering his most fearsomely uninhibited and bravely unsympathetic performance. there is a sly cameo by canadian film—maker david cronenberg, who directed mortensen in eastern promises, and solid support from the ensemble cast. but this is henriksen's film, and it's every bit as convincing, enraging, and sometimes hard to stick with as the character he plays. you can find falling in cinemas
and on virtual screenings online. surely you know who i am. at the very least, i would like a room next to the spa. there is no spa. angie, what is this place? we're all going to get stabbed and stuffed, you know that, right? 0rbitz gave it three stars. do you have any cabins? for something altogether more fluffy and upbeat, why not try the prom — a campus christmas musical comedy that's now on netflix? directed by ryan murphy from the stage show of the same name, it features meryl streep and james corden as actors whose new broadway show has opened to a career—killing reviews. desperate to save their public images by supporting a worthy cause, they hop on a bus to edgewater, indiana, where a highschooler is trending after refusing to be allowed to take her girlfriend to the prom. alsojumping on the bandwagon are nicole kidman's embittered chorus girl, angie, and actor—cum—barman trent,
played by andrew reynolds who does such great work in the new film the boys in the band. from a spotlight—stealing meryl streep performing a big production number ironically entitled "it's not about me" to nicole kidman delivering home—school lessons about the zazz, this likeable film has a showy oomph to spare. let's get this party started! # it's time to build a prom for everyone. # show them all it can be done. # if music blares and no one cares... admittedly it's hardly ground—breaking fare, and you're pretty much required to check your cynicism and at the door as the film proceeds to tick off every cliche in the book — albeit in pastiche fashion. but i enjoyed the idea of a group of self—proclaimed broadway liberals descending upon a small town where not even two tony awards will get you a suite in the local hotel, but the high school principal, played by keegan michael key,
just happens to be a huge fan. oh, and for the record, james corden's pretty funny, too, and not annoying — really. from the frothy to the frankly bizarre with cold meridian — a seven—minute oddity from peter strickland, the maverick genius behind berberian sounds sudio and in fabric. commissioned by the london short film festival where it premiered back in january, this indefinable weirdy explores the strange world of autonomous sensory meridian response — or asmr, as it's popularly known, a physical response to certain tactile sounds. the film, which satirises the voyeurism of the internet, futures two dancers preparing
a routine while being watched in an almost dreamlike state from lonely computer screens — all played out to the sounds of page turning, hair washing, and pencil scratching. having become obsessed with asmr while making in fabric, strickland, whose work is never less than fascinating, here provides a rather wry parody of the fetishistic phenomenon — all neatly packaged in a film that's only marginally longer than this review. seriously, in the time it's taken me to describe it to you, you could've watched cold meridian for yourself. check it out on mubi. you good, maya ? we can go as fast or slow as you're comfortable out here. goes for you too, sully. no rush, understood? oh, my god. no view quite like it.
let's finish with something more out of this world — the midnight sky. adapted from lily brooks—dalton's novel good morning, midnight, and directed by george clooney — who also costars — it's a haunting tale set in 20a9 in the wake of a global catastrophe that has effectively rendered planet earth uninhabitable. from the frozen arctic, clooney‘s scientist, augustine, struggles to make contact with ether, a spaceship returning home after a mission to seek out strange new worlds. on board is felicityjones's sully, who, along with her crewmates, has no idea why earth has fallen so silent. it's clear that there's some fundamental connection between augustine and sully — although the film teases out its twists and turns an elegant style as it slips between their two narratives — between the ground and the sky. like alfonso cuaron's gravity, in which clooney costarred, the midnight sky combines
introspection with a degree of action — particularly in a spacewalk sequence that takes a genuinely alarming turn. but for the most part, this is impressively low—key fare, sharing some of the existential angst of the swedish—danish sci—fi film aniara, or even of steven soderbergh's remake of solaris — which, again, featured clooney, who is clearly a sci—fi fan. how much of you picked up about the conditions out there? we've received nothing. strong support from david 0yelowo and very impressive production design from jim bussell — whose impressive credits include spielberg's et — add to the film's eerily melancholy spell. you can find it in cinemas now and on netflix from 23 december. that's it for this week. thanks for watching the film review. next week, it'll be my round up of the year. until then, stay safe. i ain't started blues the way you're saying. blues always been there. but if they want to call me
good morning. welcome to breakfast with ben thompson and sally nugent. 0ur headlines today: talks through the night to try to break the brexit trade deal deadlock. the uk calls the eu's current offer "unacceptable". health leaders urge "extreme caution" in easing coronavirus restrictions, warning it could lead to a third wave of infections. good morning. still the champion — anthony joshua knocks out kubrat pulev to defend his world titles and set up a potential super fight with tyson fury. good morning to you. it's looking more unsettled now
for the foreseeable future. we've got low pressure sweeping in today. it's going to bring stronger winds and outbreaks of rain but it's also going to produce some milder air as well. join me laterfor all the details. good morning to you. it's sunday, december 13th. our top story: last—ditch talks are continuing in brussels this morning as uk and eu officials attempt to break the deadlock over a post—brexit trade deal. borisjohnson and the president of the european commission will decide later whether to abandon or continue negotiations beyond today's deadline. but after months of failed discussion, both sides have warned that a no deal outcome is likely. 0ur political correspondent iain watson has the latest. a brief glimpse of the uk's chief negotiator in brussels. he has been locked in discussions behind closed doors with the eu, and the negotiating teams continued to talk overnight, but without much progress.
a government source told the bbc: the eu commission president ursula von der leyen and borisjohnson will talk today and decide whether it's worthwhile continuing with negotiations. theresa may's de facto generally when she was dealing with brexit at number 10 was urging both sides to keep talking. it is hugely in britain's interest, and the european union's interest, for there to be a deal at the end of this. so although it is long and painful and difficult, it is worth keeping talking. but some in borisjohnson's party are calling on him to stand firm. no deal will be some short—term disruption until markets readjust. but the long—term effect of signing up to a bad deal will be for decades, possibly even perpetuity, and that will be hamstringing our democracy and our economy going forward, and we can't do that. previous brexit deadlines have come and gone but after today's talks in brussels, it's possible
that there will be an answer to the question deal or no deal? iain watson, bbc news. we can speak now to our political correspondent helen catt, who's in downing street. morning, helen. what can you tell us? what is the latest? as you heard from ian watson, the deal on the table from the eu remains unacceptable. uk government sources are accusing the eu of being unreasonable and while negotiators have talked about things like how to police any deal, what to do if there was any future dispute between the uk and the eu. what the uk side is saying still, they do not think the eu really gets their position on this idea of sovereignty, the ability of a country to set its own rules and laws pretty much unconstrained, and so that is a major sticking point from the uk side. so borisjohnson has said repeatedly if a deal cannot be found, the uk would walk away and
trade on world trade organisation terms. both sides have said today is the day to decide that. that is a big, big moment though. we have seen these talks keep continuing as both sides say they want to leave no stone unturned to actually say we're going to pull the plug, draw the stu m ps going to pull the plug, draw the stumps as boris johnson going to pull the plug, draw the stumps as borisjohnson would have it, that is a big moment and a big decision because while the prime minister said we would prosper mightily outside on those world 0rganisation terms, there will be immediate disruption, the imposition of taxes and tariffs within just a few weeks' time which will cause disruption so to actually take the call and have the moment, it will be a big hole and one that only the prime minister can make. helen, thank you. that's the view from downing street. and let's get the view from the eu now with our europe correspondent kevin connolly, who's in brussels this morning. the talks continue so explain some of the key sticking points here. the key sticking points, we have had this conversation essentially i
suppose about this time last year, about fishing rights, how much fish and european boats be able to take out of british territorial waters? about how ideal may be policed in future and who will decide if there has been a breach of the rules? but i suspect most crucially is this point about to what extent the uk should be able to deviate from eu economic rules in the future. what the eu says is if you want sovereignty, as boris johnson the eu says is if you want sovereignty, as borisjohnson likes to put it, if you want to change the rules in the future, change the rules in the future, change the rules about agricultural standards for example, then you will have a bit less access to the single market. that is the essential haggling ground. it is extremely dense and complicated stuff. if the deal is done, it is going to run to six or 700 pages, don't forget. we are possibly at the very, very last knockings of the negotiations. boris johnson and the president of the european mission ursula von der leyen will take a view of the
destiny of the talks later on which doesn't quite say that they will draw stumps on the talks, in boris johnson's language, but it does imply that this is a big day and that they are going to decide it is any point in carrying on talking after today. yeah, absolutely, kevin, and you will stay across that story for us but for now, thank you kevin connolly in brussels for us. relaxing coronavirus restrictions next week could trigger a third wave of infections during the busiest time of year for hospitals, according to nhs bosses. nhs providers, which represents hospital trusts in england, has written to the prime minister urging "extreme caution" when moving areas to a lower tier. it's also warned of significant current pressure on hospital beds. the government says it won't hesitate to take necessary actions to protect local communities. winter is when hospitals are at their busiest but the pandemic means this year will be unlike any other. hospital leaders in england are worried the high infection rate in the north during the autumn may soon be taking hold in the south.
in the letter, nhs providers say there were 13,000 covid patients in hospital in england this week, compared to 500 in early september. the chief executive has urged caution ahead of the review of tiers on wednesday. you just need to be really careful about relaxing the restrictions on social contact because we know that, inevitably at the moment, what that means is more covid cases, more pressure on the nhs and, to be frank, people dying unnecessarily. all four nations have been under tough measures in recent weeks, but the r number — which shows whether the epidemic is growing or shrinking — is thought to be above 1 in some areas. the letter to the prime minister says there has been... ..including essex, kent, london and parts of lincolnshire. concern is mounting that household mixing and travel over christmas could lead to a third wave.
the hospital leaders stopped short of asking for a review of the policy but urged the prime minister to lead a better public debate about the risks. the government says it will not hesitate to take necessary action to protect local communities, and its review will be based on the latest data. that will include factors such as infection rates amongst the over—60s and pressure on the nhs. lisa hampele, bbc news. we will talk to the chief executive of nhs providers with robson in around 15 minutes, all about emergency planning and how they will get through the winter. —— chris hopson. staying with that theme. elderly care home residents and staff in scotland will receive the coronavirus vaccine from tomorrow. logistical challenges with the pfizer—biontech jab make it difficult to deliver in the community, but changes to how it can be transported and stored mean a care home roll—out is possible in scotland. it's still unclear, though, when homes in england and wales
will receive the vaccine. the first coronavirus vaccinations in the united states will start tomorrow after the pfizer jab was authorised for emergency use. it comes as the country recorded the world's highest death toll for a single day yesterday, with 3309 covid—related deaths. the food and drug administration approved the vaccine on friday following intense pressure from the trump administration. anthonyjoshua has retained his three heavyweight boxing titles after beating bulgarian, kubrat pulev last night. 1000 fans were allowed to watch at wembley arena as joshua knocked his opponent off his feet several times over nine rounds, before the referee called time. his victory paves the way for a potential fight against britain's other heavyweight champion tyson fury. virgin galactic‘s rocket—powered tourist plane has been forced to abort a milestone test flight after a technical malfunction.
spaceshiptwo, which will carry paying customers into space, was on its first crewed test flight but had to turn back after an hour. it landed safely in new mexico with two pilots on board. wow! incredible. it is impressive, isn't it? technical issues aside, the concept of being able to do that at some point in the very near future is very exciting. you are watching breakfast from bbc news and it is ten past seven. back to our top story now. uk and eu officials have spent the night in brussels trying to break the deadlock in brexit trade talks. we can talk now to philip rycroft, who used to lead the uk's brexit department. philip rycroft, good morning to you. i assume you are watching these talks very closely and certainly keeping an eye on what we hear from both brussels and downing street. i wonder what you make of what may be happening behind the scenes right now? it's looking a bit grim, isn't
it, frankly? we are so late in the day now and still saying that there are big differences between the two sides and frankly, the energy seems to be draining out of this. i think if we were heading for a deal, you would be seeing a lot more diplomatic activity, there would be signs of a lot more conversations going on. thisjust seems signs of a lot more conversations going on. this just seems to signs of a lot more conversations going on. thisjust seems to be stumbling towards a nodal conclusion. having been mildly optimistic throughout this process, i have to say i am now pretty gloomy ——no deal conclusion. i have to say i am now pretty gloomy --no deal conclusion. as you refer to that, a lot of posturing on both sides about what both sides want out of this, where the redlines may be and where they are prepared to compromise, if anywhere. and where they are prepared to compromise, ifanywhere. do and where they are prepared to compromise, if anywhere. do you imagine that the public image of these talks is very different to what is happening in private? whether they are a bit more conciliatory? difficult to say, frankly, what is going on behind the scenes. we are now in extra time
already on this and if there was a reasonable prospect of a deal, i think the mood music coming out of the talks would be far better than it is this late stage. if you say you are it is this late stage. if you say you a re pretty it is this late stage. if you say you are pretty pessimistic about the possibility of a deal, let's talk about what that may look like and what the implications could be? what will we all see day—to—day to change? well, the big question is what happens at the border, particularly across the short straight crossing between dover and calais and at the beginning of next year, there was always a risk, even with a deal, that there would be some short—term disruption there because the change that we will see next year is an absolutely massive one in ourtrading next year is an absolutely massive one in our trading relationship. with the eu. but with no deal comes added problems with that. tariffs are applied. across the board, but
those tariffs will hit some sectors very hard, notably farming, automotive and paradoxically fisheries as well. and we have to remember also that no deal is not just about trade. it's about all the other aspects of the relationship that we have had with the eu and that we have had with the eu and that were part of the negotiations so internal security, civil nuclear cooperation, energy markets, research cooperation, a whole suite of things. they all fall away if we have no deal. the things that people will notice most, the risk is that there will be short—term disruption at the border come the new year. the thing that many people are talking about is why we are in this position. at the 11th hour, scrabbling around to find a deal. potentially leaving with no deal. the government will say of course
that it the government will say of course thatitis the government will say of course that it is not prepared to accept anything against the national interest but why are we in this position four years after the brexit vote ? position four years after the brexit vote? we are no closer to agreeing a deal with our biggest trading partner? the discussions have been coming ina partner? the discussions have been coming in a whole range of territories and 95 plus % of the deal is actually done. we are just down to those last two or three sticking points. but of course, it has got so difficult because these are points of principle. 0n the one hand, take back control in the language, protecting uk sovereignty. 0n the other hand, for the eu protecting the integrity of the single market. i think one of the underlying reasons why this has become so difficult is the brexit proposition defined itself in many ways against something, against
obviously membership of the eu, against a closer relationship and thenit against a closer relationship and then it seems against any sort of constraint that might come with doing a good trade deal with the eu. it has been a long journey but it does have the feel of an example —— inexorable drift, especially toward the hard brexit. i don't think many people thought, in their hearts, but it would be a no trade deal brexit. yeah, let's see whether we get more news as the day progresses but for now, it is good to talk to you, philip rycroft, he used to lead the brexit department. really interesting insight. you get a sense of what might be happening behind those closed doors and at the same time an element of positioning to find a deal both sides can square of with the public. fascinating.
here's stav with a look at this morning's weather. i hope you're doing well. it is turning milder part two of the weekend. low pressure sweeping in bringing wetter and windy conditions. milder air bringing wetter and windy conditions. milderairfrom bringing wetter and windy conditions. milder airfrom the south—west and a pretty strong wind, 50 miles per hour on exposed coasts. slowly sliding northwards and eastwards. quite chilly across many areas of the first part of the night before wind and rain started coming in. there will be some drier slots following behind before more rain moves into the south—west. it is not going to be raining all day everywhere. those winds, 50 around
some of the coasts and windy across the north—east of scotland as well. still under the cool side across scotland. rain pushing onto the northern isles for the first part of the night. blustery for most areas. showers quite heavy across the south—west. low pressure still with us until the start of next week and it will hang around for the first few days. another windy day. mild day pretty much across the day including much of scotland as well. showers heavy across southern and western areas. drier interludes further east. it looks like it will be very mild. double figures for
most. blood pressure with us into tuesday. the isobar is beginning to open upa tuesday. the isobar is beginning to open up a little bit. not as windy through this afternoon and on monday. sunshine and showers sort of day on tuesday. the odd everyone again. —— the odd one now and again. it stays and settled beyond tuesday as well. wednesday we could see another area of low pressure on the western side of the uk bringing gales and heavy rain. for thursday, it will be another day of sunshine and showers. again, staying mild. thank you.
the three—tier system in england will be reviewed later this week, but nhs bosses are warning that any relaxing of the restrictions could trigger a third wave of the virus. let's look at of what the current system looks like. in all tiers non—essential shops, gyms and hairdressers are open. in tier one — the lowest level of restrictions — groups of up to six people can meet indoors and outdoors. pubs and restaurants are open, with last orders at 10pm and closing time 11pm. in tier two — groups of up to six people can still meet outdoors, but not indoors, unless in a support bubble. pubs are only open if they're operating as a restaurant, and alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal. and in tier three, the highest level of restrictions, pubs and restaurants can only provide takeaway, and there's no mixing of households allowed — except in some public outdoor spaces, where up to six people can meet.
in a letter to the prime minister, nhs providers — the organisation which represents hospital trusts in england, has urged "extreme caution" in moving any area down a tier. we're joined now by their chief executive, chris hopson. good morning to you. great to see you. can you tell me why you felt you. can you tell me why you felt you had to write to the government about this? well, the nhs is heading into its busiest period, the winter and, as we know from each of the last five winters, we get very short of bed capacity heading into winter. the problem is that we have 10,000 fewer beds because we have got to have very strict infection control regimes and socially distant the beds. at present, we have 13,000 covid patients in the remaining bed, comparing to 500 in september so we
are looking forward and that is why the nhs needs to do too late january and we're worried about our ability treat all the patient we need to treat all the patient we need to treat and at the same time you have rising infections in places like london, essex, parts of kent and lincolnshire and what we also have is water about 120 trust, hospital trusts, saw their covid patient admission rise by more than 20% last week. although we have made some progress, cresting the second peak, the progress we're is really at the bottom end of the hopes and expectations we had a month ago. would you perhaps like to see more of the country in the top tier, tier three? we said to the prime minister that he needs to be really, really
careful about downgrading areas into lower tiers. there was a lot of pressure for him doing that. the second thing, as soon as an area looks like it may need to go into tier three, that area should be put into that tear without delay. in possibly the most difficult, we need a different debate about the relaxation of the rules over christmas. this seems to be sent at the moment because the government has put these rules down, there is no risk to people having more social contact but the evidence from america, which you were quoting in your news section, is very clear, what happened at as a result of thanksgiving holiday, people have travelled and the virus spread and now i are significant numbers of deaths and hospitalisations. the public needs to understand that part of it is about sticking to the rules
but any kind of extra social contact over christmas, particularly with those vulnerable to the virus is actually very difficult and it is a debate we're not really having at the moment. the debate we're having is should we stick to the rules. let's talk about christmas. we note there is a relaxation of the rules over christmas for those five days. what would you advise people to do on behalf of all those people who are working in the nhs right now?- isaid, the are working in the nhs right now?- i said, the nhs absolutely needs the capacity in late december and january, february, to treat notjust the emergency patients that we are expecting overwinter, notjust the covid patients, not just expecting overwinter, notjust the covid patients, notjust the people who have had their care delayed but also all the people who we need to vaccinate stop that is incredibly important. we're going to very, very busy stop the way we can get through all those patients is restricting
the number of covid patients. we have to think very carefully about what we do over christmas. i give you what i heard the other day, a friend of a friend of a friend talking about they are going to basically bring the 92—year—old aunt in the cloud, drive them ten miles down the road to have a christmas lunch, a london drive so probably half—an—hour and you just think, is that really a wise idea? ——in the car. ido that really a wise idea? ——in the car. i do not want to be in the grinch who stole christmas, i really don't but i think everybody with needs to think really, really carefully what they‘ re needs to think really, really carefully what they're going to do over christmas. it is how much risk are we going to cause to the people who we interact with, particularly if they are people like a 92—year—old great aunt, who are very
vulnerable to the virus should they catch it. we have to think about that really, really carefully. do you understand that people are now tired of this and that is why we are perhaps starting to see a little bit of fatigue stick again and perhaps people not seeking to the rules? com pletely people not seeking to the rules? completely recognise that. the concept is, think of it as one more heave. if you looked at next easter, early summer, the combination of the vaccinations and the mass testing and the drugs that reduce the death rate, if we can basically stick with this a bit longer, get over the hump of winter, then genuinely the it is looking up for next easter but we need to be careful about what we do over this christmas, winter period, not in terms of relative we might be
seen but ensuring the nhs can treat all the people we need to treat. it could not be more important. 0ne more heave, please. thank you very much indeed. thank you. have you gone all out with christmas lights? fairy lights inside. we went a bit crazy. good for you. this is why i am loving this next story. at this time of year, we're used to seeing christmas lights covering our houses and high streets but an illuminated stream train is a more unusual sight. in a world first, a group of volunteers have used 1a,000 led lights to light up the tracks in hampshire. 0ur reporter duncan kennedy has been to see the display. this is where steam... meets
electricity. and where heritage meets wattage. it is the watercress line, now lit up in a spectacular christmas mix of light and wonder. red, green, blue! almost too many colours to count. it took eight weeks to design and two weeks to rig the light on a train run by a not—for—profit group of steam and says yes stop the boys are so happy. —— enthusiasts. says yes stop the boys are so happy. -- enthusiasts. the kids are loving it. it's a really good experience. nice to do something christmassy. this is not the only heritage line to put lights on train but this is designed by simon, who usually
creates concert lighting. your lighting popstar, the sound system, and you are painting a picture around them but this was all about light. this can't go wrong! i don't think i've ever been as proud. it is really touching my heart. the train is 120 metres long and cabling led lights has not been easy. there is one more nagging question... how many lights are they under these train? 14,000 individual led's. that is exactly right, 1a,000 lights on these train, each one of them individually controllable by the lighting man. simon thinks it is a new record. the trained art covid
say. we have the magic of christmas and we have all these wonderful lights. it is just simply magical. magic that now runs all the way to christmas and beyond. light amid the darkness of 2020. duncan kennedy, bbc news. isn't that gorgeous. that is my favourite story of the morning. i love that. the andrew marr show is on after breakfast at 9 this morning. let's find out what he's got in store. we cannot avoid the brexit talks. teetering on the edge of no deal. i
am joined by my guests and because of the covid crisis, sarah gilbert, boss of the oxford vaccine project will be joining me. boss of the oxford vaccine project will bejoining me. lots boss of the oxford vaccine project will be joining me. lots to talk about. see you then. coming up in the next half hour. with just one week to go until this year's strictly come dancing winners lift the glitterball trophy — we take a closer look at last night's performances. stay with us, headlines coming up.
hello, this is breakfast with ben thompson and sally nugent. good morning to you. it is 730. last—ditch talks are continuing in brussels this morning as uk and eu officials attempt to break the deadlock over a brexit trade deal. borisjohnson and the president of the european commission will decide later whether to abandon or continue negotiations beyond today's deadline. but after months of failed discussions, both sides have warned that a no deal outcome is likely. relaxing coronavirus restrictions next week could trigger a third wave of infections during the busiest time of year for hospitals, according to nhs bosses. nhs providers, which represents hospital trusts in england, has written to the prime minister urging "extreme caution" when moving areas to a lower tier.
it's also warned of significant current pressure on hospital beds. the government says it won't hesitate to take necessary actions to protect local communities. elderly care home residents and staff in scotland will receive —— elsewhere in the us, violent clashes have broken out in washington dc after supporters of president trump gathered to back his claims of voter fraud in the recent election. more than 20 people have been arrested and reports suggest that some have been treated for stab wounds. on friday, the us supreme court rejected a lawsuit that sought to overturnjoe biden's election victory in four states. it is 32 minutes past seven and you are with breakfast and a time for a look at sport and good morning, holly, what a fight? tonight, if you imagine 1000 fans to witness a little bit of history. we have not seen anthonyjoshua in the ring in the uk for over two years and it was
worth the wait. what a return to the ring forjoshua in front of those lucky 1,000 fans at wembley arena. a convincing win over kubrat pulev with a knockout in the ninth round that sees him retain his titles, and it paves the way for a potential mega fight against britain's other heavyweight champion tyson fury. adam wild has the story of the night. anthonyjoshua! anthony joshua! this was anthony joshua's moment. heavyweight champion of the world but a man with it all had it all to lose. pressure perhaps all motivation? whatever it was, joshua cut a determined figure. colette pulev looking to upset the odds. the fans were back, 1000 of them, all instantly aware this was a real battle. russia was starting quickly, pulev taking it with a smile. but moments later, pulev was down, the end seemingly not far away. incredibly, pulev battled on
until the ninth round. the finish came as swift as it was brutal. commanding, impressive, joshua back to his best but he barely celebrated before thoughts turned to his future, tyson fury, britain's other world champion immediately taking to social media. i want the fight, i wa nt social media. i want the fight, i want the fight next. i will knock him out three rounds. tyson fury's open motor describing the stages set for the heavyweight championship fight since the hollow bali and frazier in 1971. fury again against joshua will have to wait but with the performance as powerful as this from anthonyjoshua, the performance as powerful as this from anthony joshua, boxing the performance as powerful as this from anthonyjoshua, boxing world will not want to wait long. adam wild, bbc news. boxing pundit steve bunce was ringside last night and joins us now. good morning to you! a nice early start after last night. i'm not quite sure if last night has finished. it was one of those nights
that went on and on and on and on. i'm notjoking, i'm not quite sure if lifeline has finished or if it is this morning it! —— if last night. —— or this morning yet. this morning it! —— if last night. -- or this morning yet. he said in the sixth or seventh round, joshua would end it. what did you make of it? it is talk -- crawl to talk to me about being two rounds out but i will let you off on this occasion. this all the best of any of the joshua that we have seen, since he won the olympics in 2012, moments in the third round he looked devastated and the finish was sensational and what we also saw, and it is a word he used when we spoke to him at about two am or half past two in the morning, he said you saw maturity and that is what we saw, we saw maturity, we saw a man who did not go chasing something and that could lead through alleyways and into the day is like, we saw a man that even when he had pulev hurt and staggered, cut, bruised, looking his ground on the corner and looking for
help, you saw a man who picked his punches. it was very cold calculating so brutally savaged but cold and calculating? those are really scary descriptions to add to a big heavyweight fighter. maturity as you say, it is a really good word there to describe how we have seen anthonyjoshua developed. there to describe how we have seen anthony joshua developed. looking there to describe how we have seen anthonyjoshua developed. looking at the performance last night, the best we have ever seen him? the performance last night, the best we have ever seen him7|j the performance last night, the best we have ever seen him? i think there we re we have ever seen him? i think there were moments there last night that it was the best. the best. the third round when he opened up when he was hurt and the finish itself, a beautiful set up with the left hand and afinal beautiful set up with the left hand and a final one hand to drop him and then there were moments in the fourth and fifth when he took a bit ofa fourth and fifth when he took a bit of a breather and it is what we call euphemistically he went for a stroll. we had a look at pulev, it him with a stroll. we had a look at pulev, it him withajab, stroll. we had a look at pulev, it him with a jab, wandered away, shook his arms out, look into the crowd of 1000 and we saw there, little snippets of what it will take when the super fight takes place for joshua to enter the fight on the 50-50 joshua to enter the fight on the 50—50 level. joshua to enter the fight on the 50-50 level. you mentioned his name, tyson fury, that will be the fight,
hopefully next year. based on that last night, tyson fury came out and does put a video on social media and said he will knock him out in three rounds. what do you think? what told me he said that is good and at least that means he fancies coming to the table to have a dance and there are still a little things to be made and i tell you what it is it is a fascinating fight because what we have seen in anthonyjoshua's last two fights we have seen in tyson fu ry‘s last two fights we have seen in tyson fury's last devices we have seen two different furies and different different furies and different differentjoshua so what we happen, whatever happens, whatever it takes place in saudi arabia in a purpose—built 50,000 seat stadium, at wembley in front of 95,000 people, it is going to be so intriguing and so interesting is the first bell because what man is going to walk out of what corner? is going to walk out of what corner? is going to be the defensive mind in tyson fury or is going to be aggressive anthonyjoshua 0ryza going to flip? whata... it anthonyjoshua 0ryza going to flip? what a... it is outrageous, the amount of different potential energy, stop the first round, i swear to you, holly, energy, stop the first round, i swearto you, holly, i'm energy, stop the first round, i swear to you, holly, i'm going to
need to be strapped in like i'm going for a bungee jumper, need to be strapped in like i'm going fora bungeejumper, it need to be strapped in like i'm going for a bungeejumper, it is going for a bungeejumper, it is going to be that exciting at ringside. and it is, it is a question of where it is going to be because there are two british boxes and this will be history. you would think it has to be in the uk but of course as we know money talks. how dare, dare you at 7a0 in the morning suggesting that money dictates what happens in boxing! absolutely money talks! you already had one of the promoters, they all it wouldn't be great if it was in britain, if it was in an outdoor stadium. however the next sentences but, they can make twice the amount of money for going on the road and there is nothing fight is nothing fighters like and forget belts and smarts, knocking people out, the main thing that big heavyweight champions of the world like is positing vast sums of money in banks. who wouldn't, exactly. 1000 fans there last night. it does not seem like an awful lot when compared to previous years of what was the atmosphere like. some
eat up. really strange because all night long the atmosphere was a little bit subdued and i was a little bit subdued and i was a little bit subdued and i was a little bit you know hold on a minute, are these different types of fa ns minute, are these different types of fans and these literally lucky lottery winners who have had some kind of the stroke of luck online to get a ticket but no, in the ten or 15 minutes beforejoshua came to the ring, the hurdle of the ever meant there was the famous neil diamond song that was kicking out and there was anthonyjoshua song that was kicking out and there was anthony joshua and song that was kicking out and there was anthonyjoshua and suddenly 1000 people transformed that ancient fantastic old empire whole building into something old grew —— thing of a cauldron. and close to ringside, i could see that when he got in the ring, pulev was breathing heavy. i have no idea what had happened if he had walked out in front of 90,000 people at wembley stadium, it may have ended in six and seven are somebody predicted! steve bunce, a pleasure as always and go and get yourself a much—needed cup of coffee ora yourself a much—needed cup of coffee or a good sleep, you must be absolutely knackered. great chatting to you. thank you. with having a listen as well to the podcast of bbc
five live with steve bunce and mike costello. mike is on the back of a taxi with a face mask on and still they managed to sum up just the drum of last night fantastically. i want whenever he has had. he does not need a coffee! he does not sleep. i love the enthusiasm at this time of the morning! good morning, steve. can we have some of that? on tap here. we needed. 0f can we have some of that? on tap here. we needed. of enthusiasm... they've cha—cha'd, jived and quickstepped their way into the semifinal but for one couple, tonight their dreams of lifting the strictly come dancing glitterball trophy will be dashed. after eight weeks of the competition, the remaining five contenders took to the dance floor twice in last night's show. let's take a look at the highlights. cheering and applause. thank god i'm a country boy. when you dance it feels like an extra light goes on here because it isjust so much warmth coming through. it is a
definite glow, i can see from your posture, from everything you have opened up. i think you have an epic attitude! an attack to what you do! fabulous! well, i've been waiting all series for that. thank you. they are all too good! i'm exhausted just watching! so who's safe and who's at risk? heidi stephens has been blogging this year's competition for the guardian online and joins us now. good morning! lovely to see you this
morning. good morning, sally and ben. how are you both? great. but as the dust settles, what are your thoughts on who is safe? it's a really difficult one. i think maisie and hrvy are definitely safe because they both had a really good night la st they both had a really good night last night and they both deserve to be in the final but of the other three, jamie and bell and ranvir, be in the final but of the other three, jamie and belland ranvir, i think any two of those could be in the dance off tonight and i think that they all made mistakes so anyone of them could improve enough to save themselves and i think it is going to be a really interesting results show. we looked at some of the highlights last night but what stood out for you, what are the moments that made you go wow. there we re two lovely moments that made you go wow. there were two lovely waltzes, we had a really nice classic waltz from ranvirand a really nice classic waltz from ra nvir and a lovely really nice classic waltz from ranvir and a lovely viennese from maisie and gorka and two really nice charleston is as well, it is unusual to see the charleston this late in the competition, normally people do it earlier, but both bill and harvey did a great charleston and i think
there should be a special mention la st there should be a special mention last night for giovanni's sailor outfit —— last night for giovanni's sailor outfit -- hrvy. it last night for giovanni's sailor outfit —— hrvy. it was really quite becoming. you notice that, did you? interesting. how could you not? tell me this, when people actually pick up me this, when people actually pick up their phone to vote, are they voting for the best answer or are they voting on something else? with their hearts because they love the couple or the dynamic or the person? totally, totally. we have seen from previous winners in previous years it is actually really, really that the best dancer wins. people have their favourites, people like the journey, people want to see people improve and! journey, people want to see people improve and i think two really good examples of that this year are ranvir and giovanni and bill and bill bailey has been amazing and he and otey have had the most amazing journey and i think those other people's favourite —— oti. hrvy and maisie are undeniably better dances
but i think ranvir and bill could ta ke but i think ranvir and bill could take it, if either one of them doesn't go out tonight. we talk about every year about how much fun this show is and how we all need it in the dark winter months but this year more than ever, and i don't wa nt to year more than ever, and i don't want to curse you because we are a couple of weeks to go as far as the show is concerned but it has managed to navigate the covid prices pretty well. it has! it is definitely had its ups and downs and it is not different, there has not been the normal studio audience. nine weeks instead of the usual 13 so there have been fewer dancers. but what a treat, you know? we lost nicola and cut out earlier on which was a shame but it has made it almost to the final and fingers crossed next week —— katya. final and fingers crossed next week — — katya. it final and fingers crossed next week —— katya. it has been a sparkly light ina —— katya. it has been a sparkly light in a difficult year so i am delighted that they got through it and what an incredible achievement it has been. we have just been watching pictures actually of bill and 0ti and giovanni and ranvir and there is something, i know you mentioned it, there is something
about ra nvir and mentioned it, there is something about ranvir and bill mentioned it, there is something about ra nvir and bill that mentioned it, there is something about ranvir and bill that people have taken them to their heart. haven't they? and i think a lot of the time it is great when you can see someone who is a good dancer dancing but what we really like to see someone who gets every week. definitely, the improvement is important because we can all see a bit of ourselves in there, you know? most of us are not great dancers but with hard work and all of us would get better and i think that is what aof get better and i think that is what a of people see in ranvir and bill is that improvement, the dedication, the hard work. you know, of course there is an element of natural tale nt there is an element of natural talent there but they have both come such a long way and it is a lovely thing to watch. so, predictions for next week? put you, go on. it is so ha rd next week? put you, go on. it is so hard this year but i will say bill bailey. oh! for what though? to be there or not... to win it. i think he will win it. the whole competition. i do. he will win it. the whole competition. ido. i he will win it. the whole competition. i do. ithink he will win it. the whole competition. i do. i think we may lose jamie this evening and i think bill is going to take it on the
night. isn't that interesting? you feel that this year, more than any year, people are more likely to vote for that person that they love rather than perhaps, you know, there area rather than perhaps, you know, there are a couple of amazing dances.” think that is what is going to happen, it will be a people's win this year and i think it will be bill and it may be ranvir but i think it will be built. we will hold you to that. ask me in a week! we will get you back next week! heidi, lovely to see you, thank you so much. you are very welcome. lovely to see you guys. i love them both, i love bill and i love ranvir. it is difficult. it is about the journey, we speak about that a lot but they are genuinely lovely and they have generally improved and they look like they are having the best time. yes, and gorgeous to watch. the strictly come dancing results show will be on bbc one tonight at 7:30. the all—importa nt the all—important one. here's stav with a look at this morning's weather. a bit chilly out there when i came
into work this morning. it is a chilly start actually. we had clear skies overnight and that is allowed temperatures to fall close to freezing and a touch of frost in places but all the while we will see stronger winds, cloud and rain spreading out from the south—west and we could see this new area of low pressure meaning business this low, we have not seen one like this for quite a while, bringing some pretty heavy rain to west areas under the radarfrom pretty heavy rain to west areas under the radar from earlier shows pretty heavy rain to west areas under the radarfrom earlier shows a heavy burst of rain from northern ireland putting into south—west scotland, western england and turning into wales and a little bit ofa turning into wales and a little bit of a wintry nurse over the high ground of scotland as the rain pushes into the cold air so cutting off dry initially across the north and east of scotland and eastern england but not long into the cloud and rain pushes up here as well and like i mentioned, those bursts of rain will be heavy and as we go into the afternoon some drier slots, the midlands and to the south, even a dry slot for a time the afternoon. a windy day for all, gusts will be higher than that, those i mean wind speeds, gusts of around 30—a0 miles
an hourand inland speeds, gusts of around 30—a0 miles an hour and inland 50 around some coasts but it will be mild, northern ireland and much of england in 12 double figures and chilly for scotland. the rain band pushes northwards across scotland into the northern isles, windy for a time here overnight, and then elsewhere as you can see a blustery night with clear spells and plenty of showers. some quite heavy across southern and western areas and may be a rumble of thunder but a mild night to come than we have been what we are used with loads of five or 10 degrees. low pressure with us into the start of new working week and fairly closely packed isobars again so it is going to be very blustery with further showers, some heavy across southern and western areas. good spells of sunshine around, particularly across eastern scotland and eastern parts of inland of places because they dry all day. again, very mild, the ms with us coming out from the south—west, double—figure values for most and even double figures across much of scotland. it is still with us as we head into tuesday that you will notice it is pulling away, the isobars slackening to the winds will
gradually ease down on tuesday and still a blustery day, not as windy as it has been. plenty of showers again across southern and western areas and some quite heavy. the chance of them turning to ease down a little bit into the afternoon we could see some sunny spells as well. those temperatures still on the mild side across the south, perhaps generally though across the board a degree also down on what we have had for this afternoon and for monday. another area of low pressure will push up from the on wednesday, bringing a smell of rain and gales, particularly across the west of the uk. some uncertainty there and you will have to stay tuned for the details. then on thursday as the locals away it will leave sunshine and showers once again is a quite u nsettled and showers once again is a quite unsettled week coming up, it will for the most part be quite windy, sunshine and showers once we lose spells of rain. then it stays mild with the air coming in from the south—west. stays unsettled beyond thursday to friday and the weekend as well. that is all from me. more later on. you know what i will say,
well it's over christmas? you have been hinting. i don't know, it could cool down a little bit up to christmas and it will stay unsettled for the run christmas and it will stay unsettled forthe run up christmas and it will stay unsettled for the run up though and quite mild. at this point there is a question over what is happening exactly for christmas day but we will keep you updated. wealth swerved. thank you. if we will not get any christmas cheer, take a look at these amazing pictures. the world's first steam train covered in 1a,000 world's first steam train covered in 14,000 lights. world's first steam train covered in 1a,000 lights. it is on the watercress line in amateur and this is my idea of a christmas train. it does not even need to be christmas, just a regular train. it is absolutely gorgeous though obviously i think one of the best things you could possibly do is watch this on bbc breakfast because being inside the train may not be quite as much fun as watching it from above. you need to be taking these amazing pictures on the road. what a glorious way to celebrate the start of christmas and we will talk about
that later because that is all to come on the bbc news channel until 9am so we say goodbye to people on bbc one. now on bbc breakfast, it is time for click. hey, welcome to click! hope you're doing 0k. it may be getting cold up here in the northern hemisphere but this is the year when we're all being encouraged to spend as much time as possible outside — ventilation and all — and one person who spends a lot of time outside is lara lewington. yes, i've been running
outside more than ever. i think itjust gives you a sense of freedom and at the moment, some sort of sense of normality — although i have been getting very annoyed. this week, people have not been indicating properly! the cars are just turning around the corner! but i do understand that runners aren't actually that popular at the moment. don't run on the road! now, listen, talking of which, a lot more people have been doing this as well lately. in the last year or so, i've e—scootered around bits of london, copenhagen, wellington and auckland. seems like a lifetime ago now. it certainly does. they are legal in many countries but in the uk, you could only ride them on private land — untiljuly this year, that was, where a trial to see how rental e—scooters could work in uk cities commenced. there are some concerns though — one being the safety of the riders and other people, and another being the fact that not every e—scooter on the road is allowed to be there. in a follow—up to last year's report, omar mehtab has been taking a look at what's
being done to tackle these issues. sirens wail. well, hey! i'm riding a e—scooter around! ona road! brakes sqeual. chuckles. whoa! chuckles. right. that might not seem like a big deal, but it is. and the reason is because up until recently, you couldn't ride e—scooters on public roads in the uk. ok, let's rewind to last year when i first looked at these light e—vehicles. even then, e—scooters were taking over cities around the world. their growth was supercharged by a cheap and easy rental system. find one, download an app, scan a code and ride away, paying by the minute. but while they have excited consumers, they have proven a major headache for regulators and the uk's position was to put the brakes on their roll—out — both for rental companies and private ownership.
it hasn't stopped people buying and riding them on the road. now, let's fast—forwa rd to may 2020, when the uk's transport minister grant shapps announced a year's trial of rental e—scooters, designed to give people an alternative to public transport during the pandemic. this is a big deal, because the uk is finally joining the likes of france, germany, most states in the us, australia and many others in allowing e—scooters on public roads. we went to milton keynes to visit e—scooter rental company lime and their warehouse, and ride one of their vehicles. they're the first operator allowed to rent them in a town in the uk. now, this was filmed a couple of months ago and since then, places in the uk such as nottingham, birmingham, manchester have started running these trials, and london as well is close to having most boroughs running these services in the near future.
but there are some caveats. you must ride your rental e—scooter on the road — not on pavements, just roads. and other light e—vehicles such as hover boards or e—skateboards, they're still illegal — you cannot ride them out in public. and when it comes to your e—scooter, it must be a rental, it cannot be privately owned. if it is, because it is classed as a motor vehicle, you need things like tax and mot, insurance — things you cannot readily get for e—scooters at the moment. but not everyone is getting that message. like other areas around the city, where i live in east london has not yet allowed the rental of e—scooters, but that's not stopping people from riding their personal ones around. this one even zipped past as we were filming a couple of times. so i asked a couple of riders if they knew. did you know that these are illegal? ah, yeah, yeah, yeah. you know they are illegal? yeah, yeah, yeah. but you still ride it around anyway? they say if you want to use it, you can use it, it is up
to you, but you can use this one only on the park. only on the park, 0k. but you used it on the road as well, so you're just hoping that they don't catch you? yes, sometime i can use it. even when i go to inaudible, there is a lot of people then. and the police as well, they don't complain about it. now, as you heard, someone thought that it's still 0k to ride one, despite knowing it's illegal, just because they saw others do so too. is that a good enough reason? no, that's a — that's a pathetic argument, isn't it? to say "i know it is illegal but i see other people doing it, therefore i'm going to do it" is a pathetic argument that just, you know, passes the buck to other people. if you're riding this, you're committing the offences, you're putting yourself at risk and you're putting other people at risk. but now, companies are coming up with innovative solutions to keep riders safe. e—scooter rental company tier includes a collapsible helmet as standard. so all you do is you take it
out, build the thing — if i can. but that is not the only innovation that they have come up with. they've also got indicators on the handlebars, letting pedestrians as well as cars know when you're turning. there's even a wireless charging slot for your phone. dog barks. and then there's link e—scooters. they have some pretty unique features. link scooters can check their gps location against maps stored directly on the vehicle and immediately enforce geofences around no—go zones, such as pavements or restricted land. and so, this bypasses any phone—to—cloud lag that you would normally have. so what should happen, thanks to the geofencing here, is that as soon as i get on the pavement, it starts cutting out. you get a beeping... scooter beeps. ..there we go, there we go. and it's limiting my speed, like, a lot. it's not going, it's not going! chuckles. now, it did take a second
or two to power off, but that is because i don't want to suddenly stop and launch over the handlebars. hasn't stopped! but its features did not always work perfectly. this is — this is not working again. it's cut out again. now, to be fair, the e—scooter needs to ride in the geofenced area quite a few times to increase its accuracy, and it did improve over time. i can't ride it anymore! and there is another company that allows automatic braking of their e—scooters. voi has integrated an ai computer vision system. developed by luna, an array of cameras and sensors allows scooters to detect hazards in its path, even if the rider does not see them, and by accounting pedestrians, the system can even detect where the scooter is being ridden. so it looks like companies are quickly innovating to try and combat any objections. and with the uk's transport
committee of mps pushing for legislation, it does not seem like a question of if they will be legalised, but when. so what does the uk have to look forward to? let's hear from a city where they've been legal and hugely popularfor a while. my suggestion would be do as much community—led engagement and safety sort of launches around how to safely ride a scooter, how to ethically ride a scooter. it's nice to be able to convey to somebody how many miles have been ridden, how many trips have been taken to really demonstrate to people what — how important this is and how it's offsetting trips from their commute. i don't see an end to it anytime soon. the popularity of it is too great for us to not to lean into it and find a way to make it safer over time. for the first time in months, i'm making a video outside of my house!
that's it for the shortcut. you can keep connected through social media. see you soon. good morning, welcome to breakfast with ben thompson and sally nugent. our headlines today. talks through the night to try to break the brexit trade deal deadlock — the uk calls the eu's current offer unacceptable. health leaders urge extreme caution
in easing coronavirus restrictions, warning it could lead to a third wave of infections. he's still the champion. anthony joshua knocks out kubrat pulev to defend his world titles and set up a potential super fight with tyson fury. taking festive lights to a whole new level — led technology meets the romance of steam on the christmas train like no other. of steam on the christmas good of steam on the christmas morning. it is looking rr u nsettled good morning. it is looking more unsettled for the foreseeable future with low pressure sweeping in bringing stronger wind and rain and will introduce milder air, as well. johnny later. it's sunday, december 13th. our top story. last—ditch talks are continuing in brussels this morning, as uk and eu officials attempt to break the deadlock over a post—brexit trade deal. borisjohnson and the president of the european commission will decide later whether to abandon or continue negotiations beyond today's deadline.
but, after months of failed discussion, both sides have warned that a no—deal outcome is likely. our political correspondent iain watson has the latest. a brief glimpse of the uk's chief negotiator in brussels. he's been locked in discussions behind closed doors with the eu. and negotiating teams continue to talk overnight, but without much progress. a government source told the bbc that, as things stand, the offer on the table from the eu remains unacceptable. the eu commission president ursula von der leyen and borisjohnson will talk today and decide whether it's worthwhile continuing with negotiations. theresa may's de facto deputy when she was dealing with brexit at number 10 was urging both sides to keep talking. it is hugely in britain's interest, and the european union's interest, for there to be a deal at the end of this. so although it is long and painful and difficult, it is worth keeping talking. but some in borisjohnson's party
are calling on him to stand firm. no deal will be some short—term disruption until markets readjust. but the long—term effect of signing up to a bad deal will be for decades, possibly even perpetuity, and that will be hamstringing our democracy and our economy going forward, and we can't do that. previous brexit deadlines have come and gone but after today's talks in brussels, it's possible that there will be an answer to the question — deal or no deal? iain watson, bbc news. we can speak now to our political correspondent helen catt, who's in downing street. the talks continue. do we expect any change this morning? the tone is not sounding particularly hopeful. you heard in the report that the last from uk government sources said what the eu was offering was not a cce pta ble the eu was offering was not acceptable and government sources
suggesting the eu is being unreasonable. while negotiators talked in detail about how you would police a trade agreement or what would happen if there was a dispute in the future between the eu and uk, the proposals have not been satisfactory to the uk government and fundamentally it seems to say the eu does not quite get where it is coming from on the issue of sovereignty, a country's ability to set laws and rules, so it is not sounding promising as talks start again in brussels. this is the day both sides have said is the day they will decide if there is a future to these talks and borisjohnson has said the uk would walk away if a good deal was not possible. to actually pull the plug on the talks, thatis actually pull the plug on the talks, that is a big moment, a big choice to take. while he said he believes the uk would prosper mightily trading on world trade organization terms as we would be if there is no deal, there would be immediate
disruption. talking about tariffs and taxes on goods crossing the borders. it would be a really big moment. he will have to talk to the eu's ursula von der leyen later. relaxing coronavirus restrictions next week could trigger a third wave of infections during the busiest time of year for hospitals — according to nhs bosses. nhs providers, which represents hospital trusts in england, has written to the prime minister urging "extreme caution" when moving areas to a lower tier. lisa hampele reports. winter is when hospitals are at their busiest, but the pandemic means this year will be unlike any other. hospital leaders in england are worried the high infection rate in the north during the autumn may soon be taking hold in the south. in the letter, nhs providers said there were 13,000 covid patients in hospital in england this week,
compared to 500 in early september. "1300 the chief executive has urged caution ahead of the review of tiers on wednesday. we just need to be really careful about relaxing the restrictions on social contact because we know that that inevitably, at the moment, what that means is, more covid cases, more pressure on the nhs and to be frank, more people dying unnecessarily. all four nations have been under tough measures in recent weeks but the r—number, which shows weather the epidemic is growing or shrinking, is thought to be above one in some areas. the letter to the prime minister says there has been a worrying increase in infection rates across a wide—ranging various across a wide range of areas, including essex, kent, london and parts of lincolnshire. and areas should be moved into tier 3, the highest level of restrictions, as soon as this is needed, without any delay. concern is mounting that household mixing and travel over christmas could lead to a third wave. the hospital leaders stopped short
of asking for a review of the policy but urged the prime minister to lead a better public debate about the risks. the government says it won't hesitate to take necessary action to protect local communities and its review will be based on the latest data. that will include factors such as infection rates amongst the over—60s and pressure on the nhs. lisa hampele, bbc news. elderly care home residents and staff in scotland will receive the coronavirus vaccine from tomorrow. logistical challenges with the pfizer—biontech jab make it difficult to deliver in the community, but changes to how it can be transported and stored mean a care home roll—out is possible in scotland. it's still unclear though when homes in england and wales will receive the vaccine. the first coronavirus vaccinations in the united states will start tomorrow, after the pfizer jab was authorised for emergency use. it comes as the country recorded the world's highest death toll
for a single day yesterday — with 3309 covid—related deaths. the food and drug administration approved the vaccine on friday following intense pressure from the trump administration. elsewhere in the us, violent clashes have broken out in washington dc after supporters of president trump gathered to back his claims of voter fraud in the recent election. more than 20 people have been arrested and reports suggest that some have been treated for stab wounds. on friday, the us supreme court rejected a lawsuit that sought to overturnjoe biden's election victory in four states. anthonyjoshua has retained his three heavyweight boxing titles after beating bulgarian, kubrat pulev last night. a thousand fans were allowed to watch at wembley arena as joshua knocked his opponent off his feet several times over nine rounds, before the referee called time. his victory paves the way for a potential fight against britain's other heavyweight champion, tyson fury. virgin galactic‘s rocket—powered
tourist plane has been forced to abort a milestone test flight after a technical malfunction. spaceshiptwo — which will carry paying customers into space — was on its first crewed test flight but had to turn back after an hour. it landed safely in new mexico with two pilots on board. my my goodness. you get a good view of the weather from up there but who needsit? the weather from up there but who needs it? when we have stav? things are looking unsettled. if you like mild weather, that is good news, if you like it cold, dry and sunny, not so great. low pressure will be with us today and much of next week. raining at times, some of it heavy. it will be windy, but with it milder air moves in. this is the rainfall radar. it is pushing into northern
ireland, south—west scotland, wales, heavy bursts there, and western england. not reaching yet much of the east and north of the uk. wintry over higher ground perhaps. the rain getting in and winter picking up. heavy bursts pushing into northern parts of the uk. dry interludes in the afternoon. gusty winds up to 30 mph in land and a0—50 around some coastal areas particularly the south and west. the colours indicating milder air. still cold across scotla nd milder air. still cold across scotland but overnight, mild air pushing northwards into scotland. further rain, showers, blustery conditions overnight, with clear spells. mild, a low of 5—10. low pressure still with us into the
week. sitting to the west of the uk. coming in from the south—west. always a mild direction. feeding in showers, some of which could be heavyin showers, some of which could be heavy in southern and western areas. also sunshine around. potentially north—east scotland and eastern england. shelterfrom north—east scotland and eastern england. shelter from the south—west wind. very mild. temperatures in double figures for most. even in parts of scotland. on tuesday, low pressure remains but we can see isobars spreading out and it will not be as windy. this low pressure moving into the south—west. bringing rain and gales on tuesday. sunshine and showers, breezy. most of the showers in southern and western areas. fairly mild. not as mild a sunday afternoon into monday. on
wednesday, rain and gales pushing northwards especially across the eastern half of the uk and that is followed by sunshine and showers into thursday and friday. an u nsettled into thursday and friday. an unsettled week but for the most part, windy and on the mild side. with less than a month until the end of the post—brexit transition period, hauliers say there's still no clarity over how the uk's borders will operate when trying to move goods in and out of the eu. whether a trade deal is agreed today or not, businesses will still face new paperwork and checks and many are concerned that they won't be prepared. keith doyle reports. the nightmare scenario for road hauliers. trucks line up on roads into dover with long delays before they cross the channel. delays are already happening on both sides. problems caused by covid, the busy christmas period, and the rush by businesses to stockpile is being blamed. but the changes that are set to come
in in less than three weeks will be between shocking and a catastrophe, according to road hauliers. colin gilks' business ships food to and from the continent. he's already run into problems getting the right permits and fears the changes could put him out of business. there isn't the right information coming through to the hauliers to give us the information we need to do the job properly. it's all different. some people tell you one thing, others saying the other. if we don't get the permits, or there is no bilateral permit, then we will be out of business in six months. if there is no deal, or even if there is one, exiting the single market and customs union means significant extra red tape for all exporters. it has been very difficult for members to be ready so they have all the information to hand. but it is now really such a short period of time before we get to the 1st of january. we do have a lot of members who are worried and concerned
as to what the road network will be like, what access to the ports, but that is why we need to keep engaging with government and keep trying to make sure we can get a deal and that we can have this movement of goods as efficiently as possible. this is a new motorway contraflow system being trialled over the weekend in kent. the movable barrier quickly creates new motorway layouts. it's all part of testing operation brock, designed to keep the m20 motorway to dover open by stacking trucks in specially built parks and on other routes. the government says a lack of business readiness will cause delays, but there is a realfear amongst some businesses that the raft of new regulations and paperwork that will be required, even with a deal, won'tjust bring traffic to a halt, it could bring their businesses to halt, also. we can talk more about the logistical challenges ahead now with ian uttley,
who runs a freight company in leeds, and elizabeth de jong, from logistics uk. elizabeth, it is looking increasingly likely that a no deal scenario will play out. i wonder what it will mean for you and your members. in some ways, there are similarities between deal and no dealfor similarities between deal and no deal for logistics, similarities between deal and no dealfor logistics, so similarities between deal and no deal for logistics, so the similarities between deal and no dealfor logistics, so the new supply chain and paperwork that needs to be with the driver for every item they are in charge of. that will be absolutely essential to whether there is queueing or not. but the main difference between deal and no deal is even more fundamental. it is what amount of business you can do, where you can ta ke business you can do, where you can take your lorry after the 1st of january. you have heard speak about permits. we have a contingency
offered by the eu for no deal, but it is not good enough for people to continue their businesses at the moment. when you hear what elisabeth says, are you ready for whatever happens next? i do not think any haulier is ready, i do not think they can be because we don't know what we need to do. we have spent thousands getting ready, but we are not sure what we are getting ready for, and that is a worry for everybody. i wanted to ask is that because you do not necessarily know what you are preparing for. we have known four years this is coming, but it is the form that is crucial. it is embarrassing, four and a half years to get ready and a year of transition and we have not transitioned anywhere. we have had size of the motorway saying get ready, paperwork will change, and we are still unsure how it will change.
it is embarrassing for everybody. here we are at this point, till today to get this sorted, and we have all the paper work we think we need but whether that changes, who knows7 it is the point where we need a permit to go into kent in the uk, we have to get permits for that and then permits to go into europe. in a paperless society drivers carry more paperwork than they have ever done, and they only need to miss one piece of paper work and they are fined. we are moving goods in and out of the country regularly, there is an industry that is not running at the moment. we have changed everything around. we have got into general haulage. moving food and clothing. but how that continues in three
weeks, two weeks, who knows? elizabeth, when you hear those stories, and the challenge, particularly for things like food and perishable goods, we heard talk about disruption to supply chains and talk about prices rising, and we saw what happened to supply chains when there was panic buying at the start of the coronavirus outbreak. what could supermarkets look like in january? we do need to make sure as a society we do not panic buy. there will be food coming through. it may not be the amount of choice we are used to, and we saw that during covid, so instead of 1a types of lettuce, we might look at six types. and so on. i do understand where ian is coming from. many of the key decisions, systems, information being delivered so late is suboptimalfor
being delivered so late is suboptimal for businesses, and although they can read what the changes are, we will not know what it is like until we run it as a live system, and that will not be until january. the industry will make the changes, but the trial period of how it runs in real life will not take place tilljanuary. it will be bumpy but we will get there. the government said it is putting in support packages for those most affected. some would say the industry has a responsibility and it is not all on the government to make sure it is smooth, that you as an industry knew it was coming and should have prepared. logistics is not an area that is getting the additional help. we have known its coming but we have not note the shape, the difference between deal and no deal, and some of the systems, they are not yet live to trial, and some of the information we've wholly had a few weeks and only translated a few weeks. the industry wants to get on top of it,
it is our livelihood. you have seen the changes ian has made to his company. we will get on top of it but we have not had the live running we need to have confidence in the new systems. you have talked about changes you have had to make as a result of which affected your original business, you have adapted and started doing other sorts of haulage. talk about the impact and also how you might prepare the uncertainty and unknown. there are some permits and tens of thousands of people applying for them. we have not got any. we hope we can get temporary permits. we are not sure if we can. we have hurt to increase
costs in the ehic card drivers carry because it will not work any more and we have increased insurance costs there. and the green card syste m costs there. and the green card system for insurance is back. we have spent a lot of money getting ready, a lot of money, time and effort to be told we might have to outsource trucks into europe and to be told we have to have an office in europe which is ridiculous. we are a uk based company. it has affected us massively in income, revenue, everything we do. we have kept everyone on board. we have 36 trucks, just under 100 trailers, and most of those trailers are parked up now. it is embarrassing we are having to do this, because we have a really good industry and people trust us in what we do. to say we have to outsource it is a bit sad.”
wish you luck. a lot of work ahead for your industry. good to talk to you. and to elizabeth, thank you. so what's being done to prepare for the changes at the border? mike granatt is the former head of the civil contingencies department responsible for emergency planning. good morning. previously you have been responsible for planning petrol blockades and helping logistics around foot—and—mouth crisis, what is happening and how to make sure things run as smoothly as possible at the border? right now there is the culmination of a great deal of planning by people at local level, but italy where i am in kent. the emergency planners, combined
planners, of all the emergency services, the logistics companies, utilities, ports, have been looking ha rd utilities, ports, have been looking hard at what they will do in these circumstances. i think there will be people prepared for congestion, hold—ups and crossing their fingers. we are watching pictures of congestion. things are not always easy as it stands, because of the current situation we are in, because we are approaching christmas and because of covid, it is almost like a perfect storm. if you wanted to write a scenario for book to say how would you screw up the country? you could not have done it more thoroughly. we all knew it was coming and the best people can do is try to carry on as best they can as normal, behave as normal and sharp as normal and to tolerate, as a contributor just said, as normal and to tolerate, as a contributorjust said, that as normal and to tolerate, as a contributor just said, that there might bea contributor just said, that there might be a few things short in the shops but they should be plenty
around. at the ports and roads, there will be people in queueing this waiting and they will need patience and need good public services to get through it. to say it is looking gloomy would be an understatement. as you just said, we knew this was coming. has enough been done already? we will know that in about two weeks. i think a lot has been done. we will never know if enough has been done until it happens. it is the old military phrase, all plans fail on the first contact with the enemy. there will be things that go wrong, but lots has been done. in kent there are plans to use parts of the motorways as car parks and to keep the other side of the motorway is running. there is a lorry park in the north—east of kent. if things came toa
north—east of kent. if things came to a dead stop which might happen, if we managed to annoy the french fishermen enough for them to blockade calais, which is not unusual in history, things might become sticky. as you mentioned, you live in kent. what is this situation like for everybody else who lives there? it is pretty annoying. for people living close to the motorway, they are making plans to make sure they are making plans to make sure they can get to where they want to. a school in maidstone, they have told the kids not to come back for two days after the beginning of term and the reason is simple, they think they might not be able to get people into school because of the traffic. people will put up with lorries on small roads trying to get where they wa nt small roads trying to get where they want to, and put up with things being slower than they ought to be. they are pretty angry we have got to this point. we are ready for
disruption. lots of people know it is coming. if the situation continues into 2021, at what point could you predict things get easier, or at least start to run more smoothly? they will get smoother after we have started the process with the new rules. and the ports start to adapt, and the people running the motorway system understand what the size of the problem will be. up till now, anything you can do is attest. the bulk of the problem will arrive when the new rules kick in and as soon as queues built up and controls have to be put in place at customs either side. i would say 2—3 weeks before we getan side. i would say 2—3 weeks before we get an idea of how things will flow in the longer term. we will have to put up with disruption before that because this will be the biggest test of what has been planned. you can plan as much as you can but until lorries start to arrive in volume, the controls going
into place and things slowing down, we will not know what is going to happen. there will be reassuring noises and i am sure people here, the county council, road authorities, customs, will do their best, but i think we have to understand their best may not be good enough in the first week or two. interesting. thank you very much. interesting what mike was saying, if you can write a book to saying, if you can write a book to say how to make things challenging, this is the scenario. this will be on the history syllabus. fascinating to see how it plays out. if you have had enough of brexit and covid, how about this? at this time of year, we're used to seeing christmas lights covering our houses and high streets — but an illuminated stream train.
in a world first, a group of volunteers have used 1a—thousand led lights to light up the tracks in hampshire. our reporter duncan kennedy has been to see the display. this is where steam... whistle blows. ..meets electricity. and where heritage meets wattage. it's the watercress line in hampshire, now lit up in a spectacular christmas mix of light and wonder. red, green, blue! there are almost too many colours to count. it took eight weeks to design and two weeks to rig the lights come and two weeks to rig the lights, on a train run by a not—for—profit group of steam enthusiasts. oh, it's amazing. my boy is so happy! yes, it's really made their day. the kids are loving it, it's a really good experience. nice to do something christmassy.
this isn't the only heritage line to put christmas lights on trains, but this one was designed by simon horne, who usually creates concert lighting for the likes of westlife and olly murs. lighting a pop star, you've got the band, you've got pop star, you got the sound system. and you're just painting a picture around them. but this was all about the lights. so we were, like, oh, this can't go wrong! so, i don't think i've ever been as proud as i am about this. it's really touching my heart. the train is 120 metres long and cabling led lights has not been easy. there is one more nagging question. how many lights are there on this train? there's14,000 individual led lights. yes, that's exactly right — 1a,000 lights on this train, each one of them individually
controllable. simon, the lighting man, thinks that is a new world record. the trains are covid—safe in an operation kept going by around 500 volunteers. you have steam trains, we have the magic of christmas and we have these wonderful lights, so, it's just simply magical. magic that now runs all the way to christmas and beyond. light amid the darkness of 2020. duncan kennedy, bbc news, in hampshire. that is gorgeous. that has made my morning. it has really cheered me up. i want up. iwant one! up. i want one! i love that. 02:30:54,036 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 stay with us, headlines coming up.