he still finds the strength to keep going. ..two, a—one, two, three, four. brian turns 80 later this year, but recently toured the us. and don't rule out a certain reunion. what are the chances of you ever performing on stage again with the rest of the beach boys? oh, yeah. really? it could still happen again? yeah. that must have beenl a really exciting time. it was. colin paterson, bbc news. it was a trip. for one beach boy to another! time for a look at the weather. here's darren bett.
well, you are almost right! temperatures in england and wales, only three orfour temperatures in england and wales, only three or four micro degrees, and dryjanuary only three or four micro degrees, and dry january continues only three or four micro degrees, and dryjanuary continues for many of us through the rest of this week. again in the north—west of the uk we see some outbreaks of rain, familiar story, familiar weather pattern, we see week weather fronts from the atlantic but nosing into the north—west of the uk, not getting much further because high pressure is keeping it fine and dry. variable amounts of cloud because some areas are seeing some sunshine, the north—east of england seen sunshine this afternoon, and some sunshine and eastern parts of scotland and northern ireland and its managerfor scotland and northern ireland. there is that we gather from straddling scotland, bringing light rain or drizzle into some western areas, that will push northwards towards the northern isles overnight. we have clearer skies in the north—east of england leading to some fog, especially through the vale of york. that will lead to some frost from
many parts of the country, it should be frost free, under plan for england and wales but again, it is milder in scotland and northern ireland because of the south—westerly breeze. as the breeze picks up slowly tomorrow we should see the forklift, some sunshine for north—eastern england, again eastern scotland and also developing in northern ireland ahead of another weather front bringing some rain towards the highlands and islands. otherwise it is dry, temperatures similar to today and a lot of cloud for many parts of england and wales, again feeling rather chilly. heading to the middle part of the week, still high pressure dominating for many areas. those first with fronts fading, this one looks like it has more about it as it heads from the atlantic. it could start off chilly on wednesday the wind will pick up widely especially in the north—west, we see some wet and windy weather arriving. ahead of that during the it's probably dry but with the wind stirring things up we should seek more sunshine across england and wales, it should be warmer as well,
eight or 9 degrees, double figures for scotland and northern ireland. windy weather pushing into the northern isles during wednesday night and that weather front moves further south but we are squeezing out a lot of the rain so generally it's dry, not much rain at all and was sunshine following on thursday with some showers in the north west. we do have a north—westerly wind but not particularly cold, temperatures ranging from a degrees up to 12 degrees and a mild end to the week. a reminder of our top story... downing street says an inquiry into an mp's claims that her muslim faith was given as a reason for her sacking as a minister in 2020 will be led by the cabinet office. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are.
good afternoon. here's your latest sports news. let's take you to the australian open, where stefanos tsitsipas has just beaten the american taylor fritz on rod laver arena to go through to the quarterfinals. it took him a gruelling five sets to do it though. the greek is one of the favourites to take the men's title, but it was fritz who won the first set, with a sensational forehand to win it 6—4. tsitsipas then fought back to take the second 6—4. but the power swung back to fritz for him to win the third, and gave him a 2—1 lead. the crowd was enjoying the battle, but tsitsipas seemed to go up a gear. going on to win the fourth 6—3 and then with two match points in the fifth he sent a smash into the corner and fritz�*s return went long. earlier, daniil medvedev beat american maxime cressy in four
sets, playing for a mammoth three and a half hours. the russian is the top seed remaining in the men's draw. he will face the canadian felix auiger alliasime in the quarters after he beat marin cilic, also in four sets. in the women's draw, kaia kanepi knocked out second seed aryna sabalenka in a final—set tie—break. it was one set all and 8—7 in the third when kanepi edged in front, she thought the match was over and celebrated early. but needed another point. luckily her blushes were saved and she got it to go through to a first australian open quarterfinal at the age of 36. two—time grand slam winner simona halep is out. the 14th seed lost in three sets to france's alize cornet, who makes the quarterfinals of a major for the first time at the age of 32 — and at the 63rd time of trying. she was understandably very
emotional at the end. iga swiatek also progresses, she fought back to beat sorana cirstea. england captainjoe root has been named men's test cricketer of the year by the icc. that's despite a difficult year for his side, including a humiliating ashes defeat in australia. root hit more than 1,700 runs last year, the third most in a calendar year in test cricket. he scored two double centuries and a furtherfour ioos, including three in successive tests against india. meanwhile, over in barbados, england seem to be back to winning ways. victory came in their second t20 match, having been hammered by nine wickets in their first. jason roy top—scored as england set a target of 172. that left the west indies needing 30 off the final over.
they very nearly did it, akeal hosein getting 28, including three sixes off the final three balls. they fell one run short. and in rugby union, george ford is set to replace injured captain owen farrell in england's six nations squad. with farrell out of the opener against scotland, head coach eddiejones will turn to ford after leaving him out of the initial 36—man squad. despite his outstanding club form, ford has been overlooked since the autumn with marcus smith starring at number 10. team gb have named their 50th and final member of team gb for the games. ellia smeding will be the first female long track speed skater to represent britain for 42 years at beijing 2022. the 23—year—old called it a "dream come true" and will race in the 1000m and 1500m, having recently set new national records in three distances in december. the games start on february 4th. that's all the sport for now.
you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. there will be a cabinet office inquiry into claims by the former minister nusrat ghani that she was told she was sacked because of concerns about her muslim faith. speaking on a visit to a hospital in milton keynes, the prime minister said this morning that he took the allegations "extremely seriously". we ta ke we take these allegations extremely seriously. very glad that an investigation is taking place now. i cannot say more about it. what i can say is i am here in milton keynes university hospital focusing on what i think is one of the biggest issues facing the country, and something that people want us to fix, and that is how we come out of covid, not just with our economy more open than any other society in europe, but how
we deal now with covid backlogs, particularly in health care. 6 million people waiting for treatments, that number, is going to rise. we have got to use everything in our tool box to fix the backlogs. investments, massive investment would be are making. also, new technology. here in milton keynes university hospital i have been looking at robotic surgery. that can help to speed up procedures. it can give patients better outcomes. also, enabling surgeons to do more. i was going to ask about covid... in addition to what we are doing on more diagnostics hubs, and the massive investments we are making. do you believe that mark spencer can stay in hisjob of do you believe that mark spencer can stay in his job of this investigation is going on? just get
back to the _ investigation is going on? just get back to the key — investigation is going on? just get back to the key point, _ investigation is going on? just get back to the key point, this - investigation is going on? just get back to the key point, this is - back to the key point, this is something i take extremely seriously. i took it seriously 18 months ago. we must wait to see what the investigation reduces. but if i can just go back, the investigation reduces. but if i canjust go back, to the investigation reduces. but if i can just go back, to what we are doing here. this is, believe me, a problem that we need to fix. there probably is not a family in the country that has not, that does not know somebody that has had the treatment delayed because of covid. across the country millions of people did not come forward for treatments. we had people waiting for cancer treatments, for all sorts of things, for surgery. we for cancer treatments, for all sorts of things, for surgery.— of things, for surgery. we have to fix it... of things, for surgery. we have to fix it- -- on _ of things, for surgery. we have to fix it... on covid _ of things, for surgery. we have to fix it... on covid restrictions... i fix it... on covid restrictions... robotic surgery, drive—by cancer screening, all those types of things we are doing. above all, we need to
make the investment in the staff. 44,000 make the investment in the staff. 114,000 more people in the nhs... sticking on covid... we have still got some restrictions, testing requirements on travel for covid, has anything we decided on the future of that? very important point. we have, thanks to the tough decisions, the big calls it be made, and i think most people would agree that we got the big calls right in this terrible struggle against covid, we have the most open economy and society in europe. we have to be cautious, but we are now moving through the omicron wave. you can see the figures are starting to get better. what we are doing on travel, to show that this country is open for business, open for travel, you will see changes so that people arriving no longer have to take tests, if they have been vaccinated. it is a big week for you, the sue
gray report is due out, can you guarantee there will be no more alleged —— no more allegations about alleged —— no more allegations about alleged breaches of lockdown in downing street that will come out before the report is published? i can guarantee that this government is focused 100% on dealing with the big problem is that we have... ﬁn big problem is that we have... on the sue gray report, do you big problem is that we have... 0n the sue gray report, do you think change is now inevitable in downing street after that report, specifically on that report? i understand people want to ask questions about that. you will need to wait for that to come out. this government is focused on the stuff that i think people want us to focus on. we have come through covid faster than most other european countries, thanks to some of the decisions we took, thanks to our incredible nhs, and thanks to what they did with the booster roll—out. and the unbelievable work that they did. and the british people, who
followed the advice and delivered the result that we are in. what we have got to do now is look at all the problems that covid has helped to create. particularly, the backlogs in ports, the backlogs... one of those is around cost of living. can you guarantee that national insurance will go up in april this year as planned? what national insurance will go up in april this year as planned? what we have not april this year as planned? what we have got to — april this year as planned? what we have got to do _ april this year as planned? what we have got to do is _ april this year as planned? what we have got to do is look _ april this year as planned? what we have got to do is look to _ april this year as planned? what we have got to do is look to address . have got to do is look to address cost of living... that does not sound like a guarantee. it is the cost of fuel. _ sound like a guarantee. it is the cost of fuel. that's _ sound like a guarantee. it is the cost of fuel. that's tax - sound like a guarantee. it is the cost of fuel. that's tax rise - sound like a guarantee. it is the| cost of fuel. that's tax rise could be shelved? making sure we deal with inflation, dealing with problems in the supply chains, getting people into work, helping to get our economy working smoothly again. ida helping to get our economy working smoothly again-— helping to get our economy working smoothly again. no guarantee of that tax rise? 0h — smoothly again. no guarantee of that tax rise? on that _ smoothly again. no guarantee of that tax rise? on that specific _ smoothly again. no guarantee of that tax rise? on that specific issue, - tax rise? on that specific issue, look at where _ tax rise? on that specific issue, look at where we _ tax rise? on that specific issue, look at where we are, _ tax rise? on that specific issue, look at where we are, look- tax rise? on that specific issue, look at where we are, look at i tax rise? on that specific issue, i
look at where we are, look at what we are investing. do not forget, what i think is number one priority this country, it is the nhs has done an amazingjob, this country, it is the nhs has done an amazing job, but it has been put under strain... flan an amazing job, but it has been put under strain. . ._ under strain... can you guarantee that under strain. .. can you guarantee that national— under strain... can you guarantee that national strips _ under strain... can you guarantee that national strips will _ under strain... can you guarantee that national strips will go - under strain... can you guarantee that national strips will go up? i that national strips will go up? i am telling you we have got to put that money in, make that investment in the nhs. we are just finishing a fantastic robotic —assisted surgery, made in cambridge, amazing british development. itheieiiii made in cambridge, amazing british development-— made in cambridge, amazing british develoment. . . 2 ., , development. well that's money come throu . h development. well that's money come throu~h a development. well that's money come through a national— development. well that's money come through a national insurance _ development. well that's money come through a national insurance rise, i through a national insurance rise, prime minister? a4,000 more staff... will that money come through eight national insurance rise? i5 will that money come through eight national insurance rise?— national insurance rise? is that guaranteed? — national insurance rise? is that guaranteed? if— national insurance rise? is that guaranteed? if you _ national insurance rise? is that guaranteed? if you want i national insurance rise? is that guaranteed? if you want to i national insurance rise? is that| guaranteed? if you want to fund national insurance rise? is that i guaranteed? if you want to fund our fantastic nhs we have to pay for it. this government is determined to do so. on ukraine, the uk has taken some staff out of the embassy in kyiv,
the eu has not, do we know something that the eu does not? first the eu has not, do we know something that the eu does not?— that the eu does not? first of all, i want to thank _ that the eu does not? first of all, i want to thank our— that the eu does not? first of all, i want to thank our ambassador . that the eu does not? first of all, j i want to thank our ambassador in kyiv, ourwonderful i want to thank our ambassador in kyiv, our wonderful staff there, they have done an outstanding job at a difficult time. we think it prudent to make some changes. the intelligence is very clear that there are 60 russian battle groups on the borders of ukraine. the plan for a lightning war that could take out kyiv is one that everyone can see. we need to make it very clear to the kremlin, to russia, that that would be a disastrous step. what we are saying is that the uk is leading on creating the package of economic sanctions, working with our partners around the world. i will be talking to them this afternoon and this evening, talking to colleagues in other capitals, and in washington.
but we also need to get over the message that invading ukraine, from a russian perspective, is going to be a painful, violent and bloody business. it is very important that people in russia understand that this could be a new chechnya. i have been to ukraine several times. i know the people of that country. my judgment is that they will fight. really, that is not the way the world should be going. i hope that they understand that in the kremlin. but it is the job of the uk to make sure that our friends and partners around the world, particularly in europe, also understand that, and we get ready to toughen our package of sanctions. ., get ready to toughen our package of sanctions. . ,., , . , ., sanctions. that sounds that you think a russian _ sanctions. that sounds that you think a russian invasion - sanctions. that sounds that you think a russian invasion of i sanctions. that sounds that you i think a russian invasion of ukraine could happen, and could be imminent?
i have got to tell you, i think the intelligence is pretty gloomy at this point. there is certainly a large, very large array of russian forces, and we have to take the necessary steps. i do not think it is inevitable now, i think that sense can still prevail, but the uk is in the lead in creating that package of economic sanctions, helping to stiffen the resistance of our ukrainian friends, as you know, with defensive weaponry that we are supplying stopped and making it clear that we stand fully, foursquare, with the people of ukraine, and that we support the sovereign integrity of ukraine. and we do. but we also need to get over to russia, that any invasion, any incursion of any kind, of any dimension, into ukraine, is not
going to be a cost free business. it is not... there will be casualties. people in russia need to understand, it could be their new chechnya. the prime minister, speaking a little bit earlier. now it's time for across the uk. a woman from cambridgeshire and her two friends are celebrating after setting a new world record — becoming the fastest female trio to row across the atlantic. kat cordiner from st neots completed the 3,000—milejourney with her crew mates raising money for cancer research. it's a cause close to her heart as she herself has incurable cancer. emma braugh reports.
that's it! you crossed the line! yes! the moment of triumph after achieving their epic goal. shattering the world record for crossing the atlantic. tired, like, 5am antigua time and i probably had a few too many rum punches last night, so, yeah, i think my body's just realised that it's been rowing for 42 days and some, so i'm feeling a little broken, i have to admit. kat, who celebrated her 42nd birthday on the trip, is living with incurable cancer. but she only talks about the physical toll of the journey on all of the crew. so, yeah, just general aches, knees, we all feel like we're a bit older than we actually are, but actually we're in pretty good spirits. and very wobbly legs. we have not quite got our land legs back. during the mammoth trip, they faced many challenges. i think nothing prepares
you for the first ten days. they were very emotional for all of us. i think we couldn't quite work out what we were doing and why we were doing it. and then you settle into a routine, you know, it's fine. i thinkjust really we underestimated maybe about how tough it would be. organisers said they had showed the impossible was possible, and they'd kept their sense of humour. we had a lot of fun on the boat. abby perpetually said, "when does the fun actually start?" but i think charlotte and i, in particular, you find the joy in so many moments while you are rowing, and obviously it's very difficult. but just trying to help each other to kind of have the best day as we can, just take one shift at a time. emma baugh, bbc look east. if you've ever been metal detecting, you'll know the excitement of finding something interesting. perhaps an old coin or a piece of pottery. but a dorset teenager found more
than he'd bargained for. what followed involved a police diving team, some archaeologists, and a day off school, as simon marks explains. 15—year—old tom has a keen eye for history. one day, while tom was wading in the river stour, he spotted something extraordinary. i found what looked like the edge of an old leather boot and that is what i thought it was going to be, and i pulled it out and saw the tops of two eye sockets. and then i showed it to mum, and we thought, yeah, that's a human skull. we were quite concerned about it. we'd found it on a saturday, we knew that we probably needed to speak to the county coroner and we didn't think we could do that until monday. so we had a sort of 48 hours of a human skull in our house. i found it a bit creepy. i might have suggested that it was left outside. the coroner was informed and a police scene of crimes team arrived with divers and archaeologists from
bournemouth university. it was a sort of running joke that i was bossing everyone around, leading the police diving team, telling them where to look. when the police were satisfied it wasn't a crime scene, it was over to the archaeologists. this was likely to be at least centuries old and the radiocarbon dates have borne that out, with a date of somewhere between ad 400 and 600. but this is a period for which we don't know very much. he's a smart young man and the most important thing is that tom and his mum did the right thing and informed the coroner. the skull is likely to go to the county museum, and tom? well, he's hoping for more. i am a treasure hunter, yes. people find gold, silver, old coins in rivers. to be honest, i'm not even sure anything really beats a human skull. simon marks, bbc south today.
julian assange has been given permission to appeal against his extradition to the united states. the supreme court will now rule on the case. the founder of the wikileaks website faces charges over the publication of hundreds of thousands of leaked documents relating to the afghanistan and iraq wars. our correspondent, greg mckenzie, gave us this update on the case, from outside the high court. a partial victory forjulian sands. this appeal can now be heard by the highest court in the country. —— partial victory forjulian assange. a partial victory? he is by no means
out of the woods in terms of stopping extradition. procedural history, january last year, the lower court said he had a case to answer an united states but because there was no guarantee from washington over how he would be treated, they could not be sure that he would not basically kill himself in the us, that would be a breach of human rights. following that outcome, where the extradition was blocked on that health ground, the united states provided assurances to the high court here, and the december lord chiefjustice and another seniorjudge ruled it was sufficient to allow the extradition to go ahead. it is on that point of when the high court receive those assurances over how washington would look afterjulian assange, where he to be extradited, that the whole thing may end up in supreme court. very packed court today. it was
said, there is a point of law that needs to be argued, at what point is it injustice tojulian assange? actually how late in the day the assurances were received from washington. the interesting thing, while that was an arguable point of law, there was no guarantee it would get to supreme court, because now the team ofjulian assange, they have now got to go to the supreme court in westminster, and say, let us in. the supreme court could still say, we are not having it, at that point is extradition is back on. there is a lot to play for. it is not the end of the day. in terms ofjulian assange, and the us government, he is facing an 18 count indictment from the us government, accusing him of conspiring to hack into us military databases, and is thousands of
documents pertaining to the afghanistan and iraq war. they called chris extradition sometime ago and wanted to question him those leaks. should he be extradited or charged in a us court, he could face 175 years injail, although us lawmakers have said, it is more than likely that if charged he would face between four and six years. it was his legal team and his fiancee who said he is a suicide risk, and he would be persecuted if he was extradited to the united states. the us government has always said that he would be treated like any other prisoner and would not be held in segregation or isolation, treated like any other prisoner. they even said they would consider him, if convicted, to serve his sentence in australia to be closer to his relatives. now it's time for a look
at the weather with darren bett. the dry january continues. many parts of the country staying dry, but rain in the north—west. it is in the north—west that every now and then we see weather fronts pushing in from the atlantic. but they're not getting much further, they are running into high pressure. variable amounts of cloud. in many parts we are seeing cloud as we continue into this evening. north of scotland, light rain or drizzle. overnight at that damper weather will push northwards. there could be some breaks across eastern parts of
scotland, and north—east of england, that could lead to fog patches, perhaps a touch of frost. for many, it should be frost free. still chilly under the cloud in england and wales, milder in scotland and northern ireland. fog lifts slowly through the morning. we may see some sunshine in north—east england. sunshine in north—eastern scotland, and in northern ireland. the next weather front bringing rain mainly to the highlands and islands. temperatures tomorrow similar to what we have had today. temperatures may be only three or four celsius. high pressure still in charge as we head towards the middle of the week. the next one looks like it has more about it. winds pick up more as we head through wednesday, particularly in the north—west of the uk, and that is where we will find rain arriving during the afternoon. otherwise, still dry during the day, perhaps more sunshine across england, the breeze stirring
things up, temperatures will be higher, eight or nine celsius, double figures ahead of that wet and windy weather in the north—west. windy weather in the northern isles overnight. that's where we will find rain arriving during the afternoon. otherwise, still dry during the day, perhaps more sunshine across england and wales, the breeze stirring things up, temperatures will be higher, eight or nine celsius, double figures ahead of that wet and windy weather in the north—west. windy weather in the northern isles overnight. not particularly cold. temperatures are mild to end the week.
this is bbc news. the headlines: borisjohnson orders an inquiry into an mp's claims that her muslim faith was given as a reason for her sacking as a minister in 2020. it is something i take personally extremely seriously, i took it extremely seriously 18 months ago, we must wait and see what the investigation says. people arriving in england will no longer need to take a covid lateral flow test, if they have been double vaccinated. the prime minister warns russia that invading ukraine would be a "disastrous step", as the uk withdraws staff from its embassy there. the new highway code rules designed to make the roads safer for cyclists. also coming up this hour: overcoming scorching heat, sleep deprivation, and being trailed by sharks, a british all—women crew including a woman with incurable cancer break