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social media. he must have been quite a trailblazer at a time when it was difficult, contentious, even dangerous to speak out.” it was difficult, contentious, even dangerous to speak out. i think so. it was a time when not everyone was speaking out. people werejust trying to make sense of the world that they find themselves in, the racism that they felt that they faced. actually it takes someone to stand there and lead. when use of various protests and things like that, darcus howe was at the centre of it. that gave a lot of people what strings. thank you very much. time for the weather. a pretty decent second part of the weekend for the majority. we saw some thicker cloud across eastern areas, the odd spot of rain for the unlucky few, but for many it was a lovely day. clear skies overnight, much late last night it will turn chilly. a bit more of a breeze and some cloud in the west, we will see
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some cloud in the west, we will see some patchy rain by the end of the night. captures will be eight or nine celsius, but across the heart of the uk it will be going to five oi’ of the uk it will be going to five or six celsius, the countryside going lower than that. workload, breeze and patchy rain for northern ireland and western scotland, reaching the western part of wheels in the afternoon. but a decent day for most, 15 or 16 celsius in the southeastern corner. for many places it will be dry and bright. this is bbc news, the headlines: more than 250 people have been killed, many more are missing, after mudslides in colombia. the president has declared a state of emergency in the region. six arrests are made by police investigating an alleged hate crime attack on a 17—year—old kurdish—iranian asylum seeker in south london. the writer, broadcaster and civil liberties campaigner, darcus howe, has died at the age of 7a.
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he was most well known for organising the 20,000 strong black people's march in 1981 claiming neglect and insufficient policing of the investigation into the new cross fire which killed 13 black teenagers. theresa may reassures gibraltar of britain's "steadfast" commitment and says she will work to secure the "best possible outcome" from brexit talks. oxford will reclaim the title, they are champions once more. oxford will reclaim the title, they are champions once more. victory for oxford, the dark blues took back the title from cambridge after leading for most of the boat race. earlier in the women's race cambridge triumphed in a record time after oxford got off
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to a dreadful start. now on bbc news, sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm reshmin chowdhury. celtic seal their sixth successive scottish premiership title, with eight games to spare. a draw at home to manchester city leaves arsenal seven points adrift of the top four. saracens ease into the champions cup semi—finals with victory over glasgow warriors. and a major errorfrom oxford at the start of the women's boat race gifts cambridge the win. but oxford win the men's race.
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welcome to the programme. celtic have been crowned the scottish premiership champions for the sixth consecutive year, after a 5—0 win at hearts. they've done it with 8 games to spare, equalling the record set by rangers 88 years ago. here's our sports correspondent, natalie pirks. brendan rodgers' first match with celtic was at tynecastle, a perfect venue for their coronation. today told the story of a season where celtic beat everyone into submission. scott sinclair's thunderous effort sent them on their way. just three minutes later a devastating break provided sinclair with a second. the party was breaking out and stuart armstrong wrote the bubbly with his fizzing run. but for celtic it is not merely about winning, it is about how they win and they were going for it, with a little help from hearts. scott sinclair was on a hat—trick. we all know the rest. his 21st goal of the season sealed a 5—star performance. he supported the team as a boy and when you know the great history of the club, i was happy to take on the responsibility to make them happy and hopefully we have done that.
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in england he came close to league victory and he has finally tested it with eight games to spare. still unbeaten in his all singing, all dancing celtic reigned supreme. he supported the team as a boy and when you know the great history of the club, i was happy to take on the responsibility to make them happy and hopefully we have done that. in england he came close to league victory and he has finally tested it with eight games to spare. still unbeaten his all singing, all dancing celtic reigned supreme. in the premier league, arsenal came from behind twice to earn a 2—2 draw at home to manchester city. it ends a run of two straight defeats for the gunners, but it leaves arsene wenger‘s side seven points outside the top 4, with nine games remaining. nick parrott reports. arsene wenger says he wants to stay
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in management next season, even though he is yet to reveal whether it will be with arsenal. for old people, retirement is dying, he declared before the match. while the french man is very much alive, his side were lacking the joy of life. for a while, city looked like they might bag hatful. some of arsenal's players have been accused of lacking spirit and commitment, but theo walcott worked ha rd spirit and commitment, but theo walcott worked hard to draw them level. it took him just two minutes and 11 seconds for his efforts to be undone. sergio aguero found himself on the sidelines at city untiljesus was injured, but three goals in four league games is showing pep guardiola his will. but city could
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be welcoming at the back. arsenal came back early in the game in the second half. but there was no way of knowing which way this would go, so it was perhaps unsurprising it ended in stalemate, leaving arsenal fans hoping for a more definitive result on the arsenal's future sooner rather than later. on the arsenal's future sooner rather than later. it was a game where we were not com pletely it was a game where we were not completely at our best on the fluency and the technical front because we were under pressure, but we showed that we refused to lie down against a team who is always dangerous going forward. at the end of the day we got the point that could help us, even if people do not think it is the best solution for both teams. but for us it was important today as well. earlier it ended goalless between swansea and middlesbrough, a result which doesn't help either side. swansea had the best of the chances at the liberty stadium
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but couldn't find a way through. tom carroll had this first half effort miss the target by inches. rudy gestede perhaps should have won it for boro in stoppage time but his header also wentjust wide of the post. the point leaves swansea 17th, a point clear of the relegation zone. middlesbrough stay second bottom, five points from safety. any points you get are valuable, but we are disappointed we have not won the game. that was the objective. i think we created enough opportunities to win that. we had a big chance at the end which i think would have been very harsh. but the fa ct would have been very harsh. but the fact is they did not have any attempt on target the whole game. swansea have been in the premier league seven years and it is our first time in. they have got good players and the set plays were very dangerous, but the back five
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defended terrifically well. coventry city have beaten oxford united 2—1 to win the efl trophy final at wembley. this is the competition for leagues one and two and this season 16 b teams from the premier league and the championship also took part. coventry went 1—0 up after 11 minutes when gael bigirimana capitalised on this rebound to poke the sky blues ahead. early into the second half, george thomas fired in a fine strike from the edge of the box to double coventry‘s lead. oxford did set up a tense finale when liam sercombe's shot squeezed its way through a sea of legs but coventry held on to put a bright note on their season. coventry a re currently bottom of league one — 13 points from safety. oxford have won the 173rd boat race beating cambridge byjust over a length on the thames this evening. after defeat last yea r, oxford pulled away in the opening couple of minutes, and whilst cambridge never lost touch, the advantage proved insurmountable.
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it's oxford's fourth win in the last five years and their 80th overall. in my three races that is my favourite. i think the harder it is, the more you can savour it at the end. hats off to cambridge, but we we re end. hats off to cambridge, but we were better on the day and that is what it is all about. and that is what it is all about. cambridge comfortably won the women's race — beating oxford by half a minute after a huge error at the start. the race was effectively over after the very first stroke, when oxford's rebecca esseltein got her oar stuck and as she battled to regain control, cambridge sprinted off into the distance. it's the first time since 2012 that the light blues have won the race and comes a year after they almost sank. i want to thank everyone, but this year we have had an amazing team and such great support from everyone. we
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could not have done it without eve ryo ne could not have done it without everyone showing up, all our supporters, friends and family. it has been a giant team effort and i am so has been a giant team effort and i am so privileged to lead this group. saracens will be the only british side in the european champions cup semi—finals, after they beat glasgow warriors 38—13 at home. the reigning european champions will face munster in the last 11. maz farookhi reports. saracens are the most impenetrable tea m saracens are the most impenetrable team in europe. they have made a fortress of alianza park, they have never lost a champions cup game here. some task ahead for glasgow. this saracens team is fleet of foot and travels fast, but despite the flowing rugby, the early exchanges we re flowing rugby, the early exchanges were all with the boot. the home side spent most of the first a0 minutes inside glasgow's harp and eventually that pressure showed. saracens got the deserved lead. but glasgow have never been this far in europe and they were not willing to leave without a fight. ben russell
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set up lee james. but that seemed to encourage saracens. they went further ahead again. there was still time for late scores, but the difference was saracens' clinical finishing. next time they play munster, but on this form the reigning champions are the team to beat. reigning champions are the team to beat. england opener haseeb hameed is to have a scan on a hand injury he picked up this morning during his maiden first—class outing of the season. he was playing for lancashire against cambridge and was forced to leave the field of play after 23 balls. the 20—year—old made his england debut in india last year and scored 219 runs in three tests before a finger injury forced him out of the final match of the series world number one mark selby has beaten wales's mark williams 10—8 to claim the china open in beijing victory for williams to claim the china open in beijing. victory for williams would have given him an automatic qualification spot in this month's world championship in sheffield
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but instead he'll now have to play three best of 19 matches to get there. it's selby‘s fourth ranking event win of the season. charley hull's hopes of winning the first golf major in the women's calendar — the ana inspiration — have fallen away going into today's final round in california. she had been in touch with the leaders, but a round of 71 yesterday has left her eight shots behind leader lexi thompson of america. hull gets herfinal round under way at 20 to nine uk time — this evening. following johanna konta's victory in the miami open yesterday it's the men's turn today. and it's a repeat of the australian open final with roger federer taking on rafa nadal. federer won that day and claimed the first set here 6—3 with a solitary break. he is serving for the title as we speak in the second set right now. roger federer is on serve right now.
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we will keep you up to date with that. and finally, belgium's phillipe gilbert took an impressive solo victory in one of cycling's five one—day "monuments" — the tour of flanders. the home favourite pulled clear with more than 50 kilometres to go over the belgian hills and cobbles and finished in style, hopping off his bike and carrying it over the line. apparently that is allowed in the rules. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport on the bbc news channel throughout the evening. hello and welcome.
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