derby at the liberty stadium. it was a battle of the boot in the first half as scarlets led 9—6 at the break, before this penalty try put the hosts ahead. scarlets penalised for pulling down the maul. the visitors had three men sent to the sin bin in total — wales fly—half dan biggar punishing them with m points overall, including this late penalty as ospreys move up to second in the table. lancashire have released director of cricket and head coach ashley giles from his contract and he's rejoined warwickshire. giles — who steered lancashire to promotion to division one of the county championship and the t20 blast title during his time at old trafford — takes up the role of sport director with his home county in the new year. no test cricket for england this christmas but international names have again been playing in australia's big bash t20 tournament. ian bell could only manage 21 runs for perth scorchers as they set sydney sixers a target of 131. in reply his compatriot sam billings
hit a0 as the sixers chased down the target with two overs to spare.. to win by six wickets. it might be summer in australia, but the weather is not helping their cricketers take on pakistan in the second test in melbourne. opening batsman azhar ali scored an unbeaten century to lead pakistan to 310 for six as rain wiped out the entire middle session. australia's bowlers could only manage two wickets before the bad weather stopped the day's play — azhar is 139 not out with mohammad amir on 28. after the christmas break, the pdc world darts championship has resumed at alexandra palace. they're into the second round. dave chisnall has made it safely through to the last 16. beating chris dobie 11—2 winning the final set in style with a 12 dart leg.
londonderry‘s daryll gurney caused an upset beating the ninth seed robert thornton. gurney took the final two sets in a seven set thriller to book his place in the last 16 at alexandra palace for the first time in his career. tonight three former world champions are in action, taking two the oche. trainer colin tizzard has claimed his second major victory in as many days after native river won the welsh grand national. after thistlecrack claimed the king george yesterday, native river was favourite for this one and hit the front with 13 left to jump. he held off a late charge from raz de maree to win at chepstow. bbc radio 5 live‘sjon hunt describes the closing stages. a famous victory again for the trainer, richard johnson in the saddle at what a performance by native river, winning the wales grand nationalfrom native river, winning the wales grand national from raz native river, winning the wales grand nationalfrom raz de maree.
and absolutely splendid performance. a quick update from anfield, liverpool having to go back to second in the premier league. after going one goal down they now lead 4-1 with going one goal down they now lead 4—1 with a fourth goal from daniel sturridge. around 20 minutes left to play and a win would take them six points behind the leaders chelsea. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport here on bbc news throughout the evening. welcome back and you join us with breaking news that the actress best known for her role in star wars as princess leia, carrie fisher, has passed away. she had become ill several days ago, she suffered a heart attack on a flight, she had
beenin heart attack on a flight, she had been in london and she was travelling to los angeles. she was in london promoting her book the princess diarist. she was 16 when she passed away. we have had a look back at her life. carrie fisher, her most famous character was outspoken on the screen. i recognised yourfoul stench. carrie fisher was often plain speaking in real life as well. sharing details of a volatile relationship with her mother the
screen legend debbie reynolds and her struggles with addiction. people used to ask me right after got sober, so are you happy now and i would say, among other things. happy is one of the many emotions i will go through. in one day. you're not just skipping around. but yes, i am ina much just skipping around. but yes, i am in a much better place. somehow you lay the entire blame for your drug—taking on me. somehow you lay the entire blame for your drug—taking on melj somehow you lay the entire blame for your drug-taking on me. i do not. the film postcards from the edge was based on carrie fisher's semiautobiographical novel of the same name, the central character and actress and recovering drug addict played by meryl streep. carrie fisher was a teenager when she made her cinema debut opposite warren beatty in romantic comedy shampoo. before star wars made her one of the most famous faces in cinema. throughout her career she continued working behind the camera, often as
script doctor as well as smaller roles in front of the camera in movies such as when harry met sally. and in 2015 she replies to role as princess leia in star wars perforce awakens. —— the force awakens. and thatis awakens. —— the force awakens. and that is how women will remember her, a grant—making modern heroine from a galaxy far, far away. —— ground—breaking. looking back on the life of carrie fisher who passed away at the age of 60. she had suffered a heart attack last week. we understand she had beenin last week. we understand she had been in intensive care in los angeles. the heart attack hit her when she was on a plane. she was just landing flying from london back to los angeles, she had been in
london promoting her book the princess diarist. she has appeared ona number of princess diarist. she has appeared on a number of tv programmes. and then the news broke that as the plane was coming into land, she suffered that heart attack. on christmas day her mother debbie reynolds the actress had tweeted saying her daughter was in a co mforta ble saying her daughter was in a comfortable condition and thanking all her supporters and her fans for their kind words. all very heartfelt. then within the last hour we have learned that carrie fisher has died. there have been a number of tributes that have been paid to her, her co—actor mark hamill who played luke skywalker just her, her co—actor mark hamill who played luke skywalkerjust saying, no words, devastated. most recently they had appeared in the most recent star wars film the force awakens.
that brought a member of the original cast back together again. also tweeting and remembering carrie fisher is the actor billy dee williams junior. the name fisher is the actor billy dee williamsjunior. the name may not be familiar but if i was to say landau, who also starred in star wars. then hopefully that will remind you. and he said, deeply saddened at the news of her passing, she was a dear friend who i greatly respected and admired. the force is dark today. william shatner also tweeting, deeply saddened to learn of the death of carrie fisher, i will miss oui’ death of carrie fisher, i will miss our bantering, a wonderful talent and a light has been extinguished. a lot of people have pointed out that so lot of people have pointed out that so many
lot of people have pointed out that so many grew lot of people have pointed out that so many grew up with star wars and itjulian in new fans as well as it was rereleased recently. —— true in many fans. the son of michael jackson, prince jackson, has also said rest in peace, i grew up watching your movies and your role as princess leia will inspire many in the face of adversity. in fact carrie fisher often made thejoke that she had to be sexed up so to speak in order to justify her role as princess leia. other celebrities have been tweeting whoopi goldberg saying, carrie fisher was smarter than anyone had the right to be. condolences, debbie. that is her mother, debbie reynolds and her only child billy lords. just some of the
m essa 9 es child billy lords. just some of the messages coming in. film—maker albert brooks also said rip carrie fisher, brilliantly funny, talented woman and we will miss your humour. now more than ever. and so many people have spoken and have been tweeting in remembrance of her and they have been talking of her sense of humour. obviously she had been very open about the struggles in her life. she had spoken of her substance abuse, alcoholism, spoken openly of taking cocaine. not getting on very well with alcohol, she said. but saying that she had taken lsd. she grew up in the heart of hollywood, the daughter of debbie reynolds the actors and the singer eddie fisher. a somewhat turbulent childhood. but many people saying that she managed to come through that. and she was flawed in some of the problems she dealt with as a teenager. but so many positive
tributes coming in for the carrie fisher ben has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. more on bbc news as we remember carrie fisher. do stay tuned. but first we catch up with the weather. it is cold out there with temperatures in some spots already as low as —3 with a hard frost developing. in some places that frost never really went away all day long. some frost in the east of scotla nd long. some frost in the east of scotland but in general for scotland and northern ireland not much frost but across the border there is a ha rd but across the border there is a hard frost and the fog developing through the early hours. that will be the main issue tomorrow morning. check your local radio station for the latest updates where you are. if
you are moving around england and wales through tomorrow morning you can expect some freezing fog patches. further north not so much in the way of fog or frost, although some pockets of frost around the bed but further west there is a lot of clout and milder here. further south and east that flog that bashed the fog is slow to clear away. but for others a reasonable day, bright and crisp with some sunshine around. northern ireland and scotland not doing too badly. and where the fog sticks around all day long, for example across sticks around all day long, for exa m ple across parts sticks around all day long, for example across parts of the midlands, temperatures struggling to get above freezing all day long. the fog forming again through tomorrow night. difficult to nail down the detail at this range. it should lift
in most places although there will be some low cloud around. across the far north—west, and approaching weather front brings some patchy rain. as we head towards the end of the week both weather fronts across the week both weather fronts across the north west become more important, spreading in some more persistent rain into the north west of scotla nd persistent rain into the north west of scotland initially. ahead of that, it turns very mild indeed. and the fog risk diminishes towards the weekend. we could see some wet weather heading into the new year. so briefly some wet weather for the new year weekend and then we see the cold wind coming in once again in the early part of january. all the latest as ever can be found on the bbc weather website and i will be backin bbc weather website and i will be back in half an hour. this is bbc news. the headlines at 7pm: when they heard... double axle
surprise, your highness. the actress carrie fisher — best known for playing the rebel alliance leader princess leia in the star wars films — has died aged 60. carrie fisher's co—star mark hamill — who played luke skywalker — tweets to say he's devastated. he adds there are "no words". ministers reject criticism that plans to require voters to show id at polling stations are a "sledgehammer to crack a nut". the author of watership down, richard adams, has died peacefully aged 96, his family has announced. japan's leader is at pearl harbour ahead of an historic visit, when he and president obama will pay their respects together.