broken prison proof that brazil's broken prison system is in desperate need of reform. the government has announced plans to build 17 new so called ‘garden‘ towns and villages across england, to ease the housing shortage. the locations from cumbria to cornwall, are part of a scheme to build an extra 200,000 new homes, as daniela relph reports. the new developments will come in different shapes and sizes. this one will be in stratford on ah van. another site in surrey, is a prime commuter location. the government wa nts commuter location. the government wants them to be new garden villages, filled with affordable housing and new facilities. many of the locations announced are close to bigger established founds. but the government wants the garden villages to be distinct places, where their own communities. to some, the plans confirmed today will sound familiar. with more than 400 of the planned
2,000 homes ready, harlow new town is ready for the switch on. these pictures show harlow in 1951, developed to take the overflow of people from london and the government latest plans share some of the the same ideals. new town will cover 150 acreses. the first of the new garden villages will be built on 14 sites at various locations across england. from cumbria to derbyshire and devon and cornwall. they will provide between 1,500 and 10,000 new homes and they will open up green spaces and improve transport links. a total of £6 million from the government will be provided to develop the new villages. they're a good first step
in the new concept, but they won't solve the housing supply problem. we will need a lot more announcement and radical thinking to crack it. some of the villages face criticism that they're not needed or will swallow existing communities, but the government says they could provide 48,000 much needed new homes. 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. bye for now. you're watching bbc news, i'm 0lly foster at the bbc sport centre. we've had five results in the premier league. with leaders chelsea playing tomorrow, second placed liverpool could have closed the gap to three points with a win at sunderland, but they could only draw. they twice took the lead through daniel sturridge and then sadio mane at the stadium of light, but twice jermain defoe equalised from the penalty spot. they're still in the relegation
zone, butjust one point off safety. liverpool are still second, but if chelsea beat spurs on wednesday they could stretch their lead to eight points. we matched liverpool's energy, and we deserved a draw today. we hung m, we deserved a draw today. we hung in, they had some opportunities, we made some good saves but we had some big chances as well. you need a little bit of luck, i thought, when you work so hard. but it doesn't feel too good of course, it's a little bit of coincidence in situations like this. manchester city have returned to third in the table after beating burnley 2—1 at the etihad stadium, but they played for an hour with ten men after having their captain fernandinho sent off in the first half for a reckless challenge.
gael clichy and sergio aguero both scored in the space of four second half minutes to set up the victory. ben mee scrambled one back for burnley. despite the win, pep guardiola had what can only be described as an awkward exchange with the bbc‘s damianjohnson after the match. we won against a lot of circumstances and a tough game. the sending off, what was your view of the red card 7 sending off, what was your view of the red card? you are the journalist, not me. you don't seem that happy that you want. more than you believe. more than you believe, iam happy. you you believe. more than you believe, i am happy. you are not showing it. iamso i am happy. you are not showing it. i am so happy. happy new year. our manchester city still in the title race? yesterday, no. today, why not in the title race? west ham are hosting
manchester united in the late game; that kicked off at half five so we're into the second half at the london stadium. the hammers had a bad start, reduced to ten men afterjust 15 minutes. mike dean judging this tackle from sofiane feghouli was a straight red. united should have taken full advantage but somehow didn't score here — darren randolph and the post keeping it at 0—0. west ham though nearly took the lead themselves just before half time...this shot from manuel lanzini forcing a great save from david de gea. united's substitutes took the advantage of the tiring ten men. m griffin with which has made it 2—1 to manchester united. —— ebrahim of it. —— ibrahimovic. everton are starting to hit form, they are unbeaten over christmas and new year; they beat southampton 3—0 at goodison park. goals from enner valencia,
leighton baines and romelu lukaku gave manager ronald koeman a win over his former club. saints' third straight defeat in the premier league is their worst run in two years. first half, not good. i think we missed some tempo in the game, and every time when the tempo was higher, we created opportunities to score, and that was the problem in the first half. it was not really that intensity in the game, and we brought that in after half—time. and you see the final result. west bromwich albion came from behind to beat hull city 3—1. it's only the second time this season that they've had back—to—back premier league wins. albion fell behind to a robert snodgrass goal, but hit back after the break — chris brunt, gareth mcauley and james morrison securing all three points for tony pulis's side at the hawthorns. we are taking nothing for granted, this is such a tough league. you think it would be a stroll in the
park today, but mike and their players were fantastic and never stopped going. and that is what the premiership's like. so we cannot ta ke premiership's like. so we cannot take anything for granted, we are what we are. and unless we put complete focus and effort and energy into what we are trying to do, we will not get results. middlesbrough and leicester played out an uneventful goalless draw at the riverside, where there were just five shots on target. boro had the best of the chances — marten de roon blasted over early on. the closest leicester came to scoring was this leonardo ulloa header, straight at brad guzan. still no away win in the league for the champions this season. gaston ramirez should have won it for middlesbrough with eight minutes left, but he smashed wide. let's see how all of those results translate in the table. 0ne one result to come between manchester united and west ham. a bit of a missed opportunity
for liverpool — they've closed the gap on chelsea, but only by a point. manchester city are hot on their heels, just two points behind them now. fourth—placed arsenal are at bournemouth tomorrow. looks like united are going to win, but that would see them still staying in sixth because tottenham have a good goal difference. they face chelsea on wednesday. at the bottom of the table, a good result for sunderland, but they're still in the relegation zone. hull city paid the price for their poor second half performance, and also stay in the bottom three. fellow relegation strugglers swansea play tomorrow. stoke and watford also face each other tomorrow. paul clement's appointment as swansea city's new manager has moved a step closer, it's understood he's signed a two and a half year deal after his current club bayern munich gave him permission to talk to the club. it's thought that clement will be at selhurst park tomorrow for swansea's match against crystal palace, before officially taking charge of the team. he'll become swansea's third
manager of the season, and will face the task of lifting them from the foot of the table. clement is currently carlo ancelotti's assistant at bayern, having also worked with him at chelsea, paris saint—germain and real madrid richard cockerill has been sacked as director of rugby at leicester tigers. cockerill has been on the coaching staff for over a decade, but tigers have struggled to contest major trophies in recent years, and currently sit fifth in the premiership table. the 46—year—old said he still believed he was the right person to lead the team, but respected the board's decision. leicester tigers are the manchester united of rugby in england, they are expected to win trophies. the crowd expected to win trophies. the crowd expect the very best from leicester tigers. this is one of the biggest kind of rugby managerial sackings that has taken place over the past five or ten years. where they go next is interesting because they do have a man in our major who is the head coach, he's now going to be the
interim director of rugby. if they decide that major is better as they head coach and they need a director overseeing issues, you can never look past somebody like stuart lancaster, there's jake white, the former south africa coach who won the world cup in 2007. he is a free agent come the summer. so it is up in the airat agent come the summer. so it is up in the air at the moment. roger federer made a winning return to tennis by helping switzerland beat great britain at the hopman cup event in perth. federer hadn't played competitively since wimbledon in the summer, but he comfortably beat dan evans in the day's singles matches, to help his country to the win. joe lynskey reports. this is the long awaited return of a champion. roger federer is back after six months away, and back with after six months away, and back with afamiliar after six months away, and back with a familiarflourish. after six months away, and back with a familiar flourish. he was leading switzerland in this, a team event,
they were facing great britain. trying to cope with the master was dan evans. it looked as if federer had never been away. it took him just over an hour to see of evans, 6-3, 6-4. on the just over an hour to see of evans, 6—3, 6—4. 0n the march to the australian open, and looking formidable. in this event, the country that wins the best of three matches comes up on top. next up we re matches comes up on top. next up were the women... from one set down, heather watson rallied, but in the end, her opponent was too strong. a second match for switzerland. that made the day's final meeting a formality, but it was another chance to get a glimpse of the superstar. federer playing his part in another swiss success in the mixed doubles, and so the returning champion is backin and so the returning champion is back in the groove. plenty of british players in action around the world today. in china, johanna konta is through to round two of the shenzhen 0pen after beating
turkey's chila buyucachyay in straight sets. the british number1 won 6—2, 6—0 in china in what was herfirst match since her split with former coach esteban carril last month. konta starts the year ranked number 10 in the world. and a good start for british number two kyle edmund at the brisbane international too. he's through to the second round after a straight set win over ernesto escobedo. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport here on bbc news throughout the evening. it's been a largely clear and dry day, that means we are in for a cold night tonight. temperatures are going to plummet, particularly across central and southern parts of england. they could be some ice on untreated surfaces by the morning. temperatures particularly in the countryside about —4 or —5 towards the south. not quite as cold towards the south. not quite as cold towards the north west. increasing amounts
of cloud, quite windy towards the northern isles, and a bit of rain for the west of scotland but most places looking drive. more in the way of sunshine can be found towards the south, temperatures round about five to 7 degrees. further north, hires at about eight or nine celsius. but a prison —— a pretty decent day. wednesday dry and u nsettled, decent day. wednesday dry and unsettled, cold towards the east. best of the sunshine towards the east; cloudy in the south west and highs of four to 9 degrees. goodbye. this is bbc news. the headlines at 7pm: a second girl has died following a hit and run in 0ldham on new year's eve. four men are being questioned by police. the funerals have been held today of some of the victims.
most of those who died were foreigners. police say a 23—year—old man has been killed in a house fire started deliberately in glasgow — his partner is in a critical condition in hospital. also, takeing root — the first wave of so—called garden villages, in england, are given the go—ahead. ministers say the aim is to create tens of thousands of new homes,