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nine to 11 degrees. and with that cloud around, by night, it means that wednesday night into thursday morning is not going to be a cold one. temperatures widely above freezing. by thursday, we are in this milder air and more of a south westerly flow and the yellow tones gci’oss westerly flow and the yellow tones across the country, but the front, the dividing line between the colder airup into the the dividing line between the colder air up into the north. by thursday, again it is a cloudy story. but it is largely dry. the rain in the far north—west will feed some water into the northern isles and the western isles and north—west of the great glen and elsewhere temperatures around seven to ten degree. that front sinks south, a band ofjust nuisance rain as it weakens off. but again more cloud around on friday. brighter and cooler, seven to nine degrees the high. we start to see a change as we head into the weekend.
turning increasingly wet and windy with a front starting to push in from the atlantic, the high pressure has eased away and so that means that we are back to more of an u nsettled that we are back to more of an unsettled spell for the weekend. but double figures return, so milder into the weekend, before we see a change yet again. the reason being the jet stream, we are going to see an invigorated jet pushing across the country. that will drive the low pressures in, but as we head into next week, the jet starts to weaken and that is going to allow the colder air from and that is going to allow the colder airfrom the north and that is going to allow the colder air from the north to and that is going to allow the colder airfrom the north to push south. if we are on the northern side ofjet, we are in that cooler air source side ofjet, we are in that cooler airsource and side ofjet, we are in that cooler air source and things could turn a little bit colder into next week and showery and the weekend, wet and windy, colder conditions will return with some showers and some turning wintry. mainly on higher ground in
hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first, the headlines. prince harry has made clear his disappointment at the outcome of royal talks about his and meghan's future. the transport secretary has asked for more data, before making a decision on hs2 as it's emerged the new high speed rail link could cost £106 billion. tony hall has quit as director general of the bbc, after seven years in the role he's to become chairman of the trustees at the national gallery.
beales one of britain's oldest department stores has collapsed into administration, putting more than a thousand jobs at risk. a murder investigation is under way in north—east london after three men were stabbed to death last night. two men have been arrested. so, welcome to our look at what is in the newspapers tomorrow morning, let's just run you through them. we have in the studio anna mikhailova, deputy political editor of the daily telegraph and the broadcaster david davis, welcome, thank you for being with us, here are the front pages. an exclusive in the daily mail the queen's grandson peter phillips appearing in adverts for milk on chinese tv, posing in front of a backdrop
of an english stately home. meanwhile, the sun has a photo of a smiling duchess of sussex carrying baby archie in a sling as she takes a walk on vancouver island. the financial times leads on the international monetary fund downgrading its forecasts for global economic growth. the paper says it casts a shadow over the opening of the world economic forum in the swiss resort of davos. tomorrow's metro has a pledge to get tough on terrorists by the prime minister including a plan to end early release for dangerous offenders. the guardian forecasts "perilous times ahead" for the bbc, as lord hall announces he will stand down as director general. the paper also carries a front page picture of a giant dust storm menacing the australian town of parkes in new south wales. the i newspaper leads on the row over hs2 with a growing campaign by newly elected conservative mps
in the north against the high speed rail project. the daily mirror sasteremy bamber who was jailed for killing his whole family more than 30 years ago has new evidence proving he is not guilty. and tomorrow's daily express accuses the eu of dragging its feet over trade talks with the uk. just a look at the front pages for you, so let's start with the times because this is a different front page. a british australian academic gelled into crown who has written about feeling abandoned and forgotten, and a picture of her as well, kylie moore gilbert. yes, she's been in prison since 2018 for ten years, her sentences, she's been in prison since 2018 for ten years, hersentences, on she's been in prison since 2018 for ten years, her sentences, on the grounds of allegedly tehran claims espionage. she was in islamic studies lecturer specialising in the
middle east, particularly covered a lot of protests around the middle east, and she is there, she has written ten letters out ofjail in farsi, which have emerged, and give an idea of what she is facing. turns out she has been in solitary confinement for several periods, she's been denied phone calls, visits, it has gravely damaged her mental health, she says. it is shocking to read, and... hard braking, actually. we talk a lot about the case of the british iranian woman nasa needs a gary ratcliffe, but this case doesn't get as much traction. i find the fact that this is happening in our society, at this time in our history, and, you know, we do not know, we are not party to the efforts of the foreign office, let alone our prime minister this one is
alone our prime minister this one is a british australian lady, nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe a british australian lady, nazanin zaghari— ratcliffe also a british australian lady, nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe also our responsibility. you would think that this would be banged home the day after day after day. what could the british government actually do, realistically? well, for me, there isn't enough noise about this. do you think the iranians will respond to noise? that is the question. but they are not responding at the moment, are they? this has dragged on. meanwhile, these poorwomen, as the letters seem to be saying, "i am still denied phone calls and visitations", and she has been in prison for well over a year now? their plight could get worse because
of the tensions now. that is exactly what nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe was saying. as soon as the us assassinated kassem soleimani, she said what does it mean for me? it'll make it worse. that's what you have to see. the foreign office is making effo rts to see. the foreign office is making efforts but, ultimately, if our foreign policy is... has been compromised... by the americans. one has to say this. from the iranians point of view, it becomes more and more questionable what is their achievement, what are they seeking to achieve in this sort of way. meanwhile, a lot of the papers still talking about harry and meghan, a picture of meghan in the sun. lovely photo. beaming meg, as they call her, out with archie. let's
look at the times coverage of that, queens aide warns harry and meghan over the title, a senior adviser to the queen saying the duke and duchess of sussex shouldn't be allowed to use the title sussex royal after... should they be allowed to use it? let's point out the title of this gentleman, the garter king of arms, a fantastic title, so, garter, as he is known, said they shouldn't be allowed to call themselves sussex royal, after what we have seen as a hard going away. harry admitted the severance of tyres is not what they wanted, they wanted to remain closer so the big rebranding and copy writing, trademarking of goods under sussex royal, will they, should they be allowed to use it? is it improper trading on the royal? is it
improper? it can be improperand trading on the royal? is it improper? it can be improper and we might see in another story how it can be used or abused or at least the allegations can be made. what is quite extraordinary to me about this story, anna, have you ever heard of anybody saying i want to be the garter king of arms when i grow up? here is mr thomas woodcock, the garter king of arms, involved in ensuring commercial concerns do not make illegitimate use of royal symbols. i've learnt something tonight. this is wonderful! we are told mr woodcock spoke on the record. "i don't think it is satisfactory. one cannot be two things at once. you're either royal or you're not" he says. jolly good. i wonder what the queen thinks about that. as we've been saying, prince harry is on his way to canada and we
can see actually the son's front page. meghan and archie looking happy on vancouver island. she does look happy! glad to be out of britain, do you think?|j look happy! glad to be out of britain, do you think? i think she is but the question a lot of people haveis is but the question a lot of people have is what will harry going to do whether it is in vancouver or california. she has a life and her links but it's become apparent, she left a whole wardrobe in canada, she has her links there. harry is leaving behind his friends, his family, his life as he has known it and hopefully he will settle. they are saying they will spend... split their time between the uk and britain so they're not going there forever. that's looking less and less likely. people now have said that even though they have frogmore cottage, it's unlikely they will use it. i think this story has a long way to run. and it would be interesting, we are in a transition
period. have we heard that before? you mentioned earlier how much coverage this has been getting. i can't remember who wrote it but the best thing about meghxit as anyone can have an opinion on it and no one has to know anything about the customs union beforehand. also, for broadcasters like your good self, i discovered the other day, someone who is billed as a royal finance expert, that is another one, another role that didn't seem to exist beforehand. we have had a hard meghxit. we could have had a soft meghxit. we could have had a soft meghxit but we have a hard one and 110w meghxit but we have a hard one and now have the transition phase as well. just a little bit more on the royals. you talked about what... what was he called, that chap? the garter king of arms, he would be appalled, wouldn't he, by this daily mailfront page. this is by the queen's grandson, using his royal
connections to sell milk on chinese tv! peter phillips, this is. if harry and meghan want any more warnings about the perilous waters they are entering that on this site or other side of the atlantic, this story sums it up. perilous but lucrative! it's not even that lucrative. we don't know he got any money, according to the story. we don't know whether he got any money but he is the son of princess anna, seen holding a glass of milk in front of a stately home with the caption, "british royal family member peter phillips". later on, we have a quote from this little advert saying, "hello, my name is peter phillips. if chinese viewers don't recognise him, the next scene says, he is the golden queens coach trundling". this is not what meghan
has in mind with the people around her. it isn't theirs. i think there isa her. it isn't theirs. i think there is a serious point here in this article which is this is beyond parody, really, and, at the end of the day, you think this is more funny than anything. sources insisted mr phillips wasn't trading on his royal connections. well, fine. maybe he's doing it for free? maybe he there and he's doing it, is not a bad looking chap. do you think chinese people should drink milk. when you look at other royal connections that have gone on, prince andrew story, and the charset people... i don't think the duke of edinburgh would ever have done this in days gone by. there are people, businesses and countries that use the royal family either to legitimise themselves or make themselves promote their brands. it isn't just themselves promote their brands. it isn'tjust done for a laugh. and i think harry and meghan are very careful about that. let's move away
from the royal family to something closer to home, namely the bbc. david, you know the bbc very well. you've been on our books. for many, many years, 23, in fact. tony hall, who i know you know, has been director general for seven years, he is leaving, and the guardian says there are perilous times ahead. and they back that headline up with john whittingdale, former culture secretary, calling for a debate on the way the bbc is funded to start as soofi as the way the bbc is funded to start as soon as the corporation's mid—term review takes place in 2022. there is another significance of 2022, it'll be 100 years of the bbc at that time and i suppose if there isa at that time and i suppose if there is a surprise that tony hall is going, it is because a lot of people thought that might have been the moment in which he would have gone. but, anyway, he says it is the best time for the organisation although he himself would never really be
happy to be leaving the bbc. there are people who had real affection. and i'm one of them, for the bbc as an institution. but the battle lines are being drawn, going back to the general election, and boris is rather surprising and perhaps unexpected intervention, saying, well, we have to look at whether the licence fee is for this generation. and that is what the debate is going to be. and do you think the government are seriously thinking about abolishing the licence fee? they are certainly reviewing it and whether or not this was something that essentially was a headline grabbing statement or something that really has legs, we shall see. i think there are a lot of people within downing street could don't have the warmth of feeling for the bbc that a lot of people in the
country do, certainly dominic cummings isn't one of them, the other spinner isn't one of them, and you saw the andrew neil interview, and how even right now the today programme hasn't had a single political interview since this government came in. although the plan is to dig a long interview on bbc breakfast news. that is why they are doing that. certainly, there is are doing that. certainly, there is a lot going on in terms of the way the media, channel 4, a lot going on in terms of the way the media, channelli, has a lot going on in terms of the way the media, channel 4, has been locked out in the wilderness, still. 0n the point of who is the next director—general, do you think it is time for a woman, for example to lead the bbc? it's time for the best person, best qualified for the job. doi person, best qualified for the job. do i suspect... there are lots of female candidates. and a lot of senior women in broadcasting today who most certainly women were not in
those positions, if those positions existed, a generation ago. if i am to believe what stewart purvis, a very well respected man in the industry, talking about possible candidates going forward, he was forecasting that we are likely to see the first female director general of the bbc. it wouldn't be a surprise. please beware of state m e nts surprise. please beware of statements that something has to be a wonder because we've seen recently with the bank of england governor. surprise, surprise, the most predictable man was chosen. let's just look at this amazing picture of the front page of the garden, which is this dust storm sweeping into australia. we've seen the amazing pictures of the bushfires and the drought in australia, and now this amazing dust storm sweeping in. this is new south wales, amazing picture, isn't it? shocking, and credit to
the guardian for putting it on the front page. as you were saying earlier, the world leaders, the richest and most powerful are coming into davos right now and hopefully they will see this and other things like this, and put it firmly on their agenda because there is a huge, huge need for a coordinated, multinational strategy, notjust talk, not just summits multinational strategy, notjust talk, notjust summits but climate change and the way to broach it. and thatis change and the way to broach it. and that is not being done at the moment? ask any australians about climate change, i don't think they will have the same view as the current president of the united states. or the prime minister scott morrison who many people would say is in denial. he started to change his mind a little, isn't that right? we will see. let'sjust end on an upbeat note, shall me, because we have the mirror, and they've got
brad pitt and jennifer aniston at that awards ceremony. the picture, every gen and brad van wanted to see briefly together. they are not reunited but picture together. definitely a public obsession with them which has been reliably ongoing. he married angelina jolie for about ten years. i don't know if it was as much is that. but a long time. and, yet... i've got an obsession withjennifer. last year, one of the high spots of 2019 for me was being in los angeles. i'd like to name—drop, if i may. it's this late at night. sitting on the settee of friends with the mugs and all that, it was fantastic. i've got the picture to prove it. have you got an obsession with brad?|j picture to prove it. have you got an obsession with brad? i think eve ryo ne obsession with brad? i think everyone has an obsession with brad but i haven't sat on the set of any of his films. and you liked his film
0nce of his films. and you liked his film once upon of his films. and you liked his film 0nce upona of his films. and you liked his film once upon a time. thank you so much for watching. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you seven days. and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. a big thank you to my guests this evening anna mikhailova, and david davies. that's all from us tonight. good evening, i'm holly hamilton with your latest sports news. england captainjoe root says having young players stepping up is an exciting place to be after going 2—1 up in the four test series against south africa. england completed an innings victory in port elizabeth, taking the final four wickets this morning. even a spirited 71 from
keshav maharaj couldn't prevent that crushing win for england. first—innings centurion 0llie pope got man of the match for a maiden test tonne, and six catches. look, it's nice to get the first one out of the way. obviously, hopefully, it is the first of many but, look, i'm going to enjoy this one. your first dream as a kid is to play for england, your second dream as a batsman is to score 100 for england, so, look, i'll enjoy it, but i realise hopefully it is just the start. eddiejones has named seven uncapped players in his england squad for the six nations. but he is without a recognised number eight after billy vunipola broke his arm playing for saracens yesterday. the back row has now suffered a similar injury for times in two years, and it looks like he will miss the tournament. no place, either, for dan cole, whilstjack noel and henry slade are ruled out through injury. that vunipola injury will not improve the mood at saracens after it was confirmed they would be relegated from the english premiership for breaching
salary cap rules. jones feels it could be a positive for the national side. problem's always there, there's always some sort of problem. obviously, it is quite a large problem at the moment but if we can solve this problem, and relationships get stronger because of it, because the binding factor for the players is they all want to play for england. they are all desperate to play for england, they want england to win. so, that is a unifying force, and they won't let distractions get in the way, and that is part of being a good team, and, so, this is a great opportunity for us. west brom failed to extend their lead at the top of the championship over leeds to four points, losing 1—0 to stoke. the only goal of the game coming in the first ten minutes. stoke are now four points clear of the relegation zone whilst west brom haven't won in six league games. play is just getting under way on the second day of the australian open. and there was success for british
number one dan evans on day one. he lost the first set against mackenzie mcdonald but he recovered to win the next three and reach the second round. kyle edmund's match was called off midway through the first set due to bad weather. that rain also meant the women's british number one, johanna konta, didn't even make it on to court. meanwhile, she's done it again, new season, new grand slam, same result for 15—year—old coco gauff, who beat the seven time grand slam champion venus williams just as she did at wimbledon, and she did it again in straight sets, this time 7—6, 7—3. my mission is to be the greatest, that is my goal, to win as many grand slams as possible. for today, my mission was to win. and i didn't want to let the nerves to come to me. i knew i had a couple of set points as she played it well, so i knew i had to take it from her. she wasn't going to give it to me.
so, that was really the mission. i think today has been the best match so far i've played this year, and i was a lot more focused, and, yeah, today really showed what i've worked on on my off—season. and you can follow all the action in melbourne on the bbc sport website but that is all your sport from now. from all the team here, good night. monday brought brilliant blue skies for much of the uk and hopefully make the most of that. the story of the next few days is a distinctly more grey one for one reason or another, be it a lot of low cloud drifting across the uk or dense patches of fog. that pressure stays with us throughout the week ahead but it re—orientated subcommittee centre drifting south westwards plumbing us into more moist airfrom the atlantic. first thing tuesday, fog is a definite concern across a large swathe of southern britain, through the m4 corridor, across many southern counties, probably as far north as the m5, into a good part of
east anglia. in and out in and out. tuesday, it is a pretty grey prospect for the majority of us, the best of any brightness across eastern scotland with some shelter and may be to the east of the pennines. a bit of rain getting into argyle and b. modest weather to the north of the uk with temperatures in double figures, six and seven further south, colder where the fog sticks. overnight tuesday into wednesday, we start to import more moisture across the uk so some rain for the far north of scotland, figure cloud drifting further south. that has an impact on our temperatures. we should be largely frost free going into wednesday morning with a few isolated pockets to the south. this is what it looks like ona to the south. this is what it looks like on a pressure chart, he is the uk, the high centre further away to the south—west and around the top of the south—west and around the top of the high we bring in that atlantic air flushing the high we bring in that atlantic airflushing its way the high we bring in that atlantic air flushing its way south for the day on wednesday. plenty of cloud around once again, perhaps in bright
interludes here or there but fairly gloomy prospects for many of us with temperatures 11—12 to the north, milder in the south of the warm air flooding south, up to ten or 11. as for the rest of the week, was the highest elbows, hence the gloom, a little bit more in the way of rain as the front tries to push into the high into the north of scotland but it is friday we start to transition our weather once again opening our doors to low—pressure systems coming in from the atlantic as the high slides away and for the weekend things are looking much more mobile once again, the sunshine returning with some punchy showers and it'll be windier, too.
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