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of britain's ambassador to the eu, sir ivan rogers. brexit campaigners say he's not god almighty and people should calm down over him quitting, but labour is demanding a government statement. come to paris on monday, make a statement, reassure the house there isa plan, statement, reassure the house there is a plan, reassure the house of commons. this evening it was announced that sir tim barrow is to become the new ambassador to the eu. a man has been charged with causing the deaths by dangerous driving, of two young girls as they crossed a road on new year's eve, in oldham. shares in the clothes retailer next have fallen by 9%, following worse—than—expected sales before christmas, and a gloomy forecast for this year. an israeli soldier, who shot dead a wounded palestinian knife attacker, has been convicted of manslaughter. some senior politicians have called for a pardon and his release. in a moment it will be time
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for sportsday, but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. following the resignation of sir ivan rogers, britain's ambassador to the eu, we'll be speaking to lord ricketts, former head of the foreign office at eight o'clock tonight about sir ivan‘s replacement, sir tim barrow. president obama is in washington trying to salvage his health care system, as senior republicans say donald trump is working on his own slimmed down version. we'll bring you the latest. and we'll tell you the nationwide tour dates of dippy the dinosaur, as he says farewell to his home at the natural history museum. that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello, i'm steven wyeth and this is sportsday, he was in croft. out to make history — chelsea take on tottenham aiming for a record breaking 14th league win in a row. what hole would give for that kind
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of fool form. they are renewed venue manager. and sir andy murray is in action hoping to make it 26 in a row in the second round in qatar. there is a huge game tonight in the premier league. chelsea go to london rivals tottenham aiming for a 14th consecutive victory — something that has never been done in the english top—flight, in a single season. our sports correspondent is there
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for us. i think the booking makers might be suspending betting. they have though they have been on cracking form. as you said, it could be their 14th successive win in one season, which of course would be a premier league record. arsenal did backin premier league record. arsenal did back in 2002 but that was across two seasons. back in 2002 but that was across two seasons. it would be a remarkable feat. spurs are back in good form as well. four wins for them. feat. spurs are back in good form as well. fourwins forthem. strikers like harry kane have scored in the last two. they are coming into form injust the last two. they are coming into form in just the last time. how they would love to stop chelsea tonight. this place used to be known as 3—point play in. not any more and more. they have only won once here in the league but of course it could all change at night, hoping for a cracking game. they debate spurs backin cracking game. they debate spurs back in november, 2—1, and they know
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they will need to be on top form, bring their a game if they want to get anything out of spurs tonight. really tough game against tottenham. they are a good team, very strong team for this reason it is important to pay attention and try to continue oui’ to pay attention and try to continue our fun. to pay attention and try to continue our run. and the spurs a huge game they are placing a place in the top four. harry kane thinks they are 100% better than last season. this will be a stern test for them. it is a case of mind the gap at the moment. chelsea are ten points ahead of slurs, in fifth place. not only we re of slurs, in fifth place. not only were a when take them above arsenal into fourth place but it was close the deficit to seven points. realistically that is what they know they need to do if they are going to
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really be considered title contenders. it is great opportunity for us to try to stop them, reduce the gap, it is important for the premier league and for us to try to win and to try to stop them because oui’ win and to try to stop them because our challenge is to try to be on top form. diego costa is on top form. spurs are coming into form to. this isa spurs are coming into form to. this is a battle of the leagues best and second best defences. hopefully it will be a cracker and the two would cancel each other out. thank you. it is understood west ham will raise
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their offer for defoe. meanwhile middlesbrough have signed someone for around £6 million. he has been at villa for 18 months but was out of favour under the new boss. he has sided contract until 2020. west ham have won their appeal against someone being sent off. the midfielder was shown a straight red after a collision. he will now be available to play in the fa cup match against manchester city on friday. the city midfielder won't feature in that match after his third sending off of the season. their appeal to overturn the red ca rd their appeal to overturn the red card was rejected. he will now serve a fallback match ban. former coach is the favourite to become the new
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manager of hull city. he left the greek champions last summer. the previous manager was sacked last night. matt dean has more. everybody has lost haven't they? nobody has one. everybody in the city of hull has had a view on the sacking including the club was migrated ever captured. they have made a decision on results. it is a results business. i think the lads liked him,| business. i think the lads liked him, ithink business. i think the lads liked him, i think morale was pretty good even though they were struggling for results. it is difficult one to take. for all the fans, results. it is difficult one to take. forallthe fans, the results. it is difficult one to take. for all the fans, the fans liked him. but ultimately he has been sacked and you have to move forwards. the signings he got at the end of august weren't ea rth—shattering. end of august weren't earth—shattering. we spent the budget, none of the players have delivered yet. i hope they do. the decision to sack him now reflects badly on the owners because they are
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painted him in the first place and they haven't backed him in the tra nsfer they haven't backed him in the transfer market. in almost two years of the club his time was highly eventful. he was appointed in february 2015th, placed in temporary charge in july, february 2015th, placed in temporary charge injuly, in august he had a shock start and was named manager of the month and eventually confirmed as head coach in october. today there is speculation as to who might replace him. the former open former boss mark silver is a favourite as are others. 0ne football expert thinks it will take more than a change of head coach to keep hull city in the premier league. managerial change tends not to make too much of a difference particularly when they have the control of the dressing room which is the case. they need to makes
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smart suspicions about how to strengthen their squad. robert unita gamblin little in spending 30 to £40 million to strengthen the squad. the benefit of retaining the position is so benefit of retaining the position is so high. it remains to be seen if any money is made available to the success. the club say they hope to make a point ahead of the weekend. leeds united has sold 50% to group holding. led by peter clover in 2014 but has had three bands in that time he made his money through a big sports tv rights holding company. he sold a significant stake in that company to chinese investors recently and he has money to spend and has bought into leeds united, taking that 50% stake and we will
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have to see in time if he increases his holding. massimo surely know will soon be banned and we will have to see if he wants to hold onto his sta ke to see if he wants to hold onto his stake and perhaps this new guy could become the whole owner. after such a long time in developing and coming the day the deal has got approval by the day the deal has got approval by the efl. he's now the co—owner. leeds on the pitch have been doing well in the championship. what has the new owner said? in that player per position, pushing for a position into the premier league next season. bradford sunny has praised gary monk the manager saying he is impressed by thejob the manager saying he is impressed by the job he's done this season and it doesn't seem as if he will be coming in with any sweeping changes. he is very happy with how leeds are performing on the field this season. he'll so talks about leeds united great heritage, its history, and how
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he wants to return them to their rightful place. these are encouraging words. he says he wants to be in this the long—term. encouraging words. he says he wants to be in this the long-term. notts cou nty to be in this the long-term. notts county striker rachel williams has been called up to the england women's squad for the first time in almost three years. the lioness ‘s play friendlies against norway and sweden later this month. the manager has named a 28 player squad, there are also recalls for some of her team—mates. so andy murray is looking to continue his career best winning streak. he has won his last 25 matches but has been made to work for it so far against the world number 68, gerald meltzer. he looked to be in control when he went in front of the first set but he exchanged to makes each and meltzer forced a tie—break. murray eventually proved too strong. he
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survives a comeback from meltzer to bring the break 8—6. murray forced to break in the second. meltzer broken back again to square it at 5-5. the broken back again to square it at 5—5. the australian open starts in less tha n 5—5. the australian open starts in less than a fortnight. the british number two carl edmonds is through to an atp quarterfinal of after his opponent retired in the second match. he ranked 45th in the world and beta lucas pouille after the frenchman retired with blisters. he will take on stan wawrinka in the last eight. elsewhere gate —— heather watson was beaten by someone. heather watson was beaten by someone. a pair also lost their doubles match. britain have been bitten by switch on. the last group
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match against germany... there was a shock defeat today to the 22 time defeat 0pen last september, serena was left to rue the 88 defeat unforced errors she made in the contest against an opponent ranked 70 places lower in the rankings. gideon cox has had her uk sport funding suspended while she takes back —— takes part in thejump. she has been advised by medical professionals not to take part. ms dhoni has stepped down as captain of india's limited overs cricket team. the wicketkeeper batsman will of remain available for section for the series. you can hear spurs try to
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hold chelsea's winning street later on on channel five live. that is all from sports day. there will be more later on this evening. you are watching bbc news. the top stories. senior foreign office diplomat, sir tim barrow, is to become britain's new ambassador to the eu — it follows the resignation of sir ivan rogers, who criticised ministers for "muddled thinking" over brexit. a man's charged with causing the deaths of two cousins by dangerous driving, as they crossed a road on new year's eve in oldham. the retail giant next warns of a challenging year ahead, after its shares take a tumble due to a drop in sales in the run up to christmas. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's the brexit secretary david davis has
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been urged by his labour shadow keir starmer to clarify the governments plan for leaving the eu. it follows an attack on the government from sir ivan rogers britain's departing eu ambassador, following his resignation yesterday. sir tim barrow, political director at the foreign 0fficer will replace sir ivan rogers. in an email to staff informing them of his decision to leave — sir ivan said the government did not have a plan for the negotiation. he went on to say:

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