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together, mate. you are all right. you live in sacramento, that's about the only thing you have done well. it's about assessing those things, and i thought it was painfully smart and painfully funny, well done and very well performed by ben stiller, who i think we think of as a cometic performer, doing his blue steel lot. we do, yes. but he does this well and he gets that midlife crisis very well, but perhaps it's a bit close to home for me, not that my son is at college yet. best out? let's talk about something lovely. why not. the best out. you ask me this, i still have to say paddington 2. it is notjust the best out, it is one of the best films of last year and stretching into this year. it is doing great box office. it's still there, charming everyone. and i think he isjust adorable in all his little outfits, lost in the big city of london. i mean, i've seen it twice. i would happily go again. if i was the richest man in the world, i'd go and see paddington 2 everyday. in your own private jet. surely you would have one of those, jason solomons? for anybody who wants to stay in?
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i would get the dvd of limehouse gollum, it is out now. this is a sort of east end set victorian melodrama style. starring the great bill nighy — and a wonderful performance from olivia cooke, a young british actor. danny mays is in there. it is about murders going on. a sort ofjack the ripper style thriller set in the east end with all of the london fog and people out and about like oliver creatures going out and going oom pah—pah, but there is a grisly murder at the bottom of it, and it captures that gothic horror of london very, very well. interesting and well done. lovely. and as you have hinted award season is nearly upon us, so we'll be talking plenty in the coming weeks. thank you very much for now, jason solomons. that is a taster of what is on offer this week. a quick reminder before we go, all our film news and reviews from across the bbc are online. i'm sure you know the address but there it is, bbc.co.uk/mark kermode. and all previous programmes are on the iplayer. that is it for this week, though. enjoy your cinema going.
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goodbye. hello there. for most of us, this is how sunday is shaping up. a cold and frosty start, as you can see from these lovely pictures, but beautiful spells of sunshine and wants the frost lifts, many of us had a cooler day but with sunny skies. that compensated a little. we are so under the influence of cold air for some time that in the atlantic, there are indications of something milder starting to pushing through the middle of the week. more on that ina moment but back to the here and now. through the evening, more of a breeze developing and nuisance cloud down to the south, continuing to drifting off the coast and so here, temperatures stay above freezing but further north, clear skies allow
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temperatures to drop like a stone. in scotland, we will widely see lows of —io in scotland, we will widely see lows of —10 degrees, perhaps even colder. a cold and frosty start through scotland. northern ireland and northern england. that breeze drags in cloud from the coast. a spot for two of drizzle. yet it will be a drab january afternoon. 3—6d two of drizzle. yet it will be a drabjanuary afternoon. 3—6d is the hype. not very warm in scotland. but would lighter winds developing, the odd spot or two of drizzle but i suspect file could be a problem as we move towards the early hours of tuesday morning. some dense and slow to lift away. it prevents temperatures falling load to start off with on tuesday. above freezing but it could be a tricky start on tuesday morning. a changing weather story as this frontal system pushes in from the atlantic. head bit, it drags in some
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southerly winds. slightly less cold airahead of it. southerly winds. slightly less cold air ahead of it. that will be rain rather than slow. at the same time, whence coming in off the north sea. exposed east coasts on tuesday means it feels cold, 3—5d are the highs. eventually we see rain. it will be heavy along west facing coasts. it will move erratically north and east. heavy rain for some time. but thenit east. heavy rain for some time. but then it grinds to a halt across the north—east of scotland. a messy story on wednesday, some rainfall of us story on wednesday, some rainfall of us at some point. some of the lingering a long east coasts. further west than improving picture, high pressure builds, we could close the day with sunshine. the week ahead starts off cold, rain midweek and then something it is less cold following on behind. the prime minister sets out her plans for the coming year, in a new move to assert her authority. theresa may confirmed she's making changes to her top team, after a series of cabinet resignations. obviously, damian green's departure before christmas means that some changes have to be made and i will
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be making some changes. labour says mrs may should focus on the problems in the health service, calling the planned reshuffle "a desperate pr exercise". we'll have the latest. also on the programme... some of the uk's biggest retailers have agreed to stop selling acids and corrosive substances, to curb violent assaults. there's misery for commuters, as a new round of strikes is due to begin on the railways at midnight. and a big upset in the fa cup, the holders arsenal are knocked out, by nottingham forest. good evening. theresa may has been setting out her plans for the year ahead, and confirmed there'll be a cabinet reshuffle. it's expected tomorrow.the move is seen as an attempt to reassert her authority. in a bbc interview, she defended the government's record on the nhs, saying the current problems
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in the health service, were not simply due to a lack of funding. labour has called the planned reshuffle "little more than a desperate pr exercise" and said mrs may should focus instead on the problems in the nhs. here's our political correspondent, eleanor garnier. new year, perhaps a fresh start after a torrid 2017, in which theresa may lost her majority in the general election, faced a rebellion from some of her own mps, was forced to deal with cabinet resignations and even had to sack her second—in—command. it means she starts the year with a reshuffle. well, no prizes for guessing, andrew, obviously damian green's departure before christmas means some changes do have to be made. speaking exclusively to the bbc, the prime minister has made clear, she wants her government to be about more than just brexit, it insisting she is in listening mode. one of the clear messages we got was a number of areas which people were concerned about, what we were proposing.
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just as we have looked at issues on school funding, tuition fees, on housing and we are taking forward approaches in relation to that. on this issue of fox hunting, what i can say is their won't be a vote during this parliament. and on the environment, plans for 50 million more trees, a push to win over new voters and those who drifted away. but the new year has already brought in old problems. under pressure on rising train fares, and claims this winter crisis is the toughest yet for the nhs. the nhs has actually been better prepared for this winter pressure and it has been before. you mentioned operations being postponed. that was part of the plan. of course, we want to ensure those operations can be reinstated as soon as possible, but it's about making sure those who most urgently need care are able to get that treatment when they need it. labour's blamed government cuts for the problems in the nhs
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and warned the prime minister against promoting the health secretary in this week's reshuffle. she hasn't got a plan to get those people off the trolleys in corridors. those elderly people, this freezing january being treated in ambulances. she's got no plan for them. her only plan, apparently, is to promote this health secretary. she should be demoting this health secretary. if she promotes this health secretary tomorrow, it is a betrayal of the 75,000 people in the back of ambulances. the prime minister said today, she's not a quitter and she'll want and need the best possible team around her to get her through what many predict will be a tough year ahead. eleanor garnier, bbc news, westminster. well as we've been hearing, funding is as the heart of the debate over the problems facing the health service. labour insists the nhs needs more money, but the government says the nhs is now better prepared for winter pressures. here's our health editor hugh pym... there are 73 outstanding ambulances right now.
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it was a striking image from a week of intense pressure. leah butler—smith's video of ambulances at a hospital with her mother waiting, even though she was having a stroke. big questions are now being asked about the nhs and its funding. health spending needs to keep rising to pay for new medicines and meet the sometimes complex needs of a population which is living longer. the percentage of the population aged over 65 in the uk was under 15% in the 1970s and is projected to get close to 25% by 201m. health spending across the uk has grown a lot since the 1950s, shown here after adjusting for inflation, and has now reached more than £140 billion per year. average annual government spending on health since the 1950s has gone up around 4% a year in real terms. but under the coalition government from 2010, the average increase in england was onlyjust over i% a year. under the conservatives
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in the last couple of years, the average increases have been over 2%, but most in the health world argue it hasn't been enough to keep up with patient demand. the pressures, as we have seen over the last few weeks, are becoming intolerable. so it is now time to have an objective assessment about what we need over the next ten or 15 years and for us a society to decide whether we are willing or not willing to put in the funds that are required. there are now growing calls for a cross—party approach to working out what the nhs needs and how it should be paid for. hugh pym, bbc news. let's talk to eleanor garnier who's in downing street... what are you hearing about this planned reshuffle? theresa may will wa nt to planned reshuffle? theresa may will want to be seen to be on the front foot as she starts the new year, choosing the people around her, building her own tame and her
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supporters will say that the reshuffle is a sign of a strike then prime minister but others might add that of those in the top job stay the same then is this just tinkering around the edges and labour have said it is a desperate pr exercise. as for the winners and losers, i would be surprised if some of the very biggestjobs are moved. chancellor, foreign secretary, home secretary and brexit secretary for example and perhaps we should expect more diversity, more women, more mps from ethnic minorities. theresa may might not wa nt to minorities. theresa may might not want to be defined by brexit but it is dominating the time of the government and efforts and those who might have survived 2017, there are plenty of opportunities ahead for slip—ups and difficult times ahead. thank you. some of the uk's biggest retailers including b&q, wickes, morrisons and the co—op, have agreed to stop selling acids and corrosive substances, to customers under 18. the aim is to cut the number of acid
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attacks,until legislation is introduced to officially ban such sales. our home affairs correspondent dominic casciani has more. arthur collins, jailed for 20 years, for an appalling nightclub attack. watch this cctv. you can see him throwing acid on his victims. 22 people left with burns. a crime involving a household product that has been growing, year—on—year. police recorded more than 500 attacks involving corrosive substances in england and wales in the year to last april. officials think the true figure could be twice as high, ministers have launched an action plan to cut attacks. today the first part of that plan, voluntary ban by diy chains including b&q on selling harmful chemicals to underrate teams. supermarkets are also involves, agreeing to challenge underage customers, just like they would if they were buying alcohol.
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acid attacks are just the most horrific crimes and what we want to do is to make sure that we restrict access, that we support victims, that we police these attacks really effectively. jabad hussain was attacked last year. police officers poured water into his eyes to save his sight. so, what does he think of the plan. i would like to give welcome and thanks to the government, for what they are trying to do. but it is not the right way to do that and tackled this problem. there is not enough police on the streets to chase them. this is my home city. i should not tolerate that. you should not tolerate that. no one should tolerate that. thousands of independent hardware shops selling household chemicals are also being asked to sign up to the ban. but it's not clear how online sales will be controlled. this former senior prosecutor is sceptical. only one in five attacks are carried out by under 18s, so four in five adults will still be able to get hold of acid and use it them as they have been doing over the last year or two. these voluntary measures can only go so far. ministers want to ultimately create
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a new offence of carrying over—the—counter chemicals in public without good reason. but so much of this type of crime remains unknown. some academics are now looking at what motivates a criminal to turn a household product like drain cleaner into a weapon, one that has lifelong consequences. dominic casciani, bbc news at the home office in central london. more than thirty people are missing, after a collision between an oil tanker and a cargo ship off the east coast of china. the tanker which caught fire, was sailing from iran to south korea with more than a million tons of crude oil on board. the twenty—one chinese crew on the cargo ship have been rescued. the german chancellor, angela merkel, says she's optimistic her centre right christian democrat party, can reach a coalition deal, with the centre—left social democrats. five days of talks have just begun, three months after mrs merkel failed to win a parliamentary majority. the french president emmanuel macron, has paid tribute
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to seventeen victims of the islamist attack on the offices of a satirical magazine and a jewish supermarket in paris three years ago. he laid wreathes at the former headquarters of the charlie hebdo magazine, where twelve people were killed, including a police officer and outside the supermarket. a new round of strikes on the railways is due to begin at midnight, just as millions of people are returning to work after the christmas break. our business correspondentjoe lynam is at london's waterloo station. joe. yes, clive. thousands of trains are expected to be cancelled tomorrow affecting hundreds of thousands of commuters, including those here at the country's busiest station. the rmt union affects 6 rail companies: southern, northern, south western, greater anglia, merseyrail and island line on the isle of wight. with the exception of southern rail, there will be 3 strikes this week starting at midnight tonight for 2h hours, then another walkout on wednesday and again friday. there will be some replacement bus
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services and some rival companies will affect —— accept tickets. the background is an ongoing dispute about cards on trains and one person operated trains. the union says it isa operated trains. the union says it is a safety issue, but the rail companies say they have made major concessions in the past but passengers are caught in the middle and it comes only days after rail fa res went and it comes only days after rail fares went up again. back to you, clive. thank you for that. the first major awards ceremony in hollywood, since the harvey weinstein scandal, gets underway in los angeles tonight. stars attending the golden globes, are planning to dress in black, in a show of support for women who've suffered sexual harassment in the film industry. our north america correspondent james cook reports. this year, the red carpet will host a protest, not a party. the downfall of movie mogul, harvey weinstein, exposed decades of sexual abuse and harassment
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in hollywood and now scores of stars are wearing black to the golden globes in solidarity. people will be in black but i don't think it will be funereal, i think it will be a celebration of all of us it will be a celebration of all of us saying, it is time to do with this. so much darkness is creating unity and people are standing together. unfortunately tragic times bring unity. the cleansing has already begun. accused of sexual assault, kevin spacey was cut from this film and replaced with christopher plummer. co—star michelle williams told me she shot her scenes again for free. films because they are larger than life, they glorify people and i could not bear the thought of being ina could not bear the thought of being in a movie with some in her who had her people. is what is happening a permanent and significant change?
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everyone is working day and night to create the kind of change that will be permanent. are hope is to hand out be permanent. are hope is to hand our daughter is a different world. hollywood is gathering to pat itself on the back, but everything has changed. a few months ago the entertainment industry was thrown into turmoil and everyone here is only just into turmoil and everyone here is onlyjust beginning to work out what that means for the future. james cook, bbc news, los angeles. with all the sport, here's olly foster at the bbc sport centre... the holders arsenal have been knocked out of the fa cup 3—1 by nottingham forest. there were 3 other 3rd round ties today. spurs are through after beating wimbledon but west ham were held by league one shrowsbury and league 2 newport county stunned championship side leeds. here's our sports correspondent andy swiss. among the fans at nottingham forest, afamiliar among the fans at nottingham forest, a familiarface, among the fans at nottingham forest, a familiar face, but as arsene wenger began his touchline ban, his
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life was not about to get easier. as arsenal soon trails, the hosts went ahead. it proved just the start of a frantic first half. per mertesacker pounds and it was one all but the brink of half—time, forestry took the lead and howl. this stunning, they go to grace any stage. after they go to grace any stage. after the break, of forest penalty made it 3-1 but the break, of forest penalty made it 3—1 but arsenal were not done as danny welbeck pulled one back and in the dying minutes, forrest got another penalty and they sealed a famous win. it was dramatic, sometimes controversial, but the hosts are out. earlier it was newport county ‘s day, but with leeds united taking the lead, and upset seemed unlikely. after the break, what daybreak, an equaliser, shaughnessy with the most clinical of own goals. newport sense something special and in the very
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final minute, sure enough. it is 2-1 to newport county. he sent the harbor army into dreamland and you poured into the fourth round. shrewsbury‘s hopes of an upset birds eye by one of their old boys. joe hart returning to his former club and his save saved his current employers. a goalless draw, a replay and fora employers. a goalless draw, a replay and for a joe hart uncle, employers. a goalless draw, a replay and for ajoe hart uncle, a sigh of relief. andy swiss, bbc news. andy swiss, bbc news. england's cricketer‘s have it all to do if they are to avoid another ashes defeat. with the series already lost, a draw is the best that england can now hope for in the final test after australia posted a massive first innings total. patrick gearey reports from sydney. when australians say it is hard, it is hard. the weather at the end of the arid ashes, take shade, take water, take wickets if you can. not easy. shaun marsh had not sweated when he went to a century, the celebration was a family do with his
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brother who was soon hosting ongoing to his own hundred. they were so keen to hug they almost forgot to run. australia had enough, this was about physical and mental disintegration, punishing england in the heat. the aussies declared percy on 649—7. england 303 runs behind and the chatter here is how quickly australia can win this. the english batsmen have one last chance to show some character. under the glare of the sun and the scoreboard, england tried to hang on but mark stillman was gone. next alistair cook battled by nathan lion. sydney was recording as high as temperatures and all income wanted to do was stay out of it, james vince could not. head in a haze, dawid malan went and although jonny bairstow saw england through, this was a day that brought their problems to the boil. we have a choice, we can either say we have
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some good positives or we'd be honest and say there are certain areas that are not good enough and we need to do something about it. change will have to wait, the england captain will lead them into the final day as the last chance but english hope is all but dried up. patrick geary, bbc news in sydney. exeter‘s lead in the rugby union prmiership is down to 5 points after they were beaten by newcastle. second (oov)placed saracens made up ground with a bonus point win at 3rd placed wasps . alex goode scored 2 of their five tries in the 38—15 win. don't forget the bbc sport website for lots more on today's stories and you'll also find the goals from the womens' super league as manchester city returned to the top of the table. that's it. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel, and i'll be back with the late news at ten. now on bbc1, its time for the news where you are. hello. for the news where you are.
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this is bbc news with reeta chakra barti. plans to create a new "northern forest" stretching across rural areas from liverpool to hull have been announced by the government. the woodland trust is running the project, which will cost £500 million over 25 years. most of the money will need to be raised by the charity. the government is providing £5.7 million to cover woodland spanning manchester, leeds and bradford. our correspondent roger harrabin has more. the bare hills of the north. one of the most denuded parts of a country that itself has less woodland than almost anywhere in europe. the land stripped over centuries fortimberand farming, scarred by industry, overgrazed by sheep farming. at smithils near manchester, things will be different. planting has begun for what will be known as the northern forest. we think the northern forest will be a pathfinder for extending forest and woodland right across country.
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we think trees and woods can add value in many different landscapes. we just want to do it here first and do it big. it isn't really a forest. the project will create new woods near towns, and plant river valleys liable to flooding. but money is tight, and many of these hills will look just as bleak in 25 years. what's more, the woodland trust expects some of their cash to come from environmental funds linked to the hs2 rail line. that infuriates environmentalists. the supreme irony is that the government is giving with one hand and taking with the other, and i'm referring to the route of h52 north of birmingham, to manchester, threatening ancient woodlands. why can't the government give with both hands and stop threatening ancient forests? here is what some ambitious planting can do. this is the national forest in the midlands. begun in the 1990s, now delighting local people. acorns grow.
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the east coast of north america is shivering in a record—breaking freeze. it comes after a huge snow storm that reached as far south as florida. temperatures are forecast to fall below minus 29 degrees celsius, as andrew plant reports. the new year has brought new record low temperatures to america's east coast. a weather system bringing blizzards, freezing winds, and thermometers falling below —20 celsius. in these conditions, the homeless are particularly vulnerable. in chicago, coats and blankets are being handed out. this shelter in boston is setting up dozens of extra beds. this kitchen in washington, dc is handing out extra meals. the fear is those sleeping outside could freeze. i don't know if we have recorded any deaths based on the weather yet, but i think it is entirely possible. we are trying to help in any way we can.
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we are opening the centre between meals, we have warm clothing available, and we are providing people with hot meals. the weather system is slowly moving north along the atlantic coast. but it could have saved the worst until last, with temperatures of —30 predicted this weekend. the wind has brought flooding, the water then freezing around these cars. in cities like new york, road salt has helped to keep things moving, but rural areas are struggling. so far, 19 people have died. temperatures are due to return to something like normal next week, but millions will have to get through some very tough conditions first. andrew plant, bbc news now, time for a look at the weather. it has been a cold winter, but most
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of us saw some sunshine. this view was taken in argyll and bute. the snow is over the hills after what has been a wintry weekend. as we head to monday it will be a cold and frosty start and there will be some sunshine across the northern half of the country. through the course of the country. through the course of the night, you can see the blue colours on the map and that shows a sharp frost. during the early hours of monday morning in the towns and cities, below freezing but we could see minus double digits across scotla nd see minus double digits across scotland and northern ireland. less cold around the far south because of more clout. that will go into the midlands and central parts of wales by lunchtime. northern england and northern ireland hold on to the sparkling winter sunshine. monday night raw continue to see the cloud in the south moving further north and as the windfalls lights, we
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could see dense fog patches in the early hours of tuesday. temperatures not as cold because we have the fog keeping temperatures from falling too low. but watch out for potential disruption on tuesday morning in central and southern part of england and wales in particular. on tuesday bisla the front tries to moving
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