the women's super league has lyon. the women's super league has gone into liquidation after their we re gone into liquidation after their were unable to clear their debts. this is the team leaving meadow lane earlier today after being told the didn't have a job any more. it was two days until the team were due to start. they have now withdrawn from the league. one of four players selected to go to the championship is with england this summer. selected to go to the championship is with england this summatm didn't seem real. i was looking forward to playing arsenal on sunday, and then to be told that the clu b sunday, and then to be told that the club doesn't exist any more. you look around the room and you see that people are upset and crying. their livelihood has been ruined. to leave it this late, when the take—off was done a year ago, to now come to the conclusion two days before the kick—off that he doesn't wa nt to before the kick—off that he doesn't want to do it any more is heartbreaking. let's round up some of the other action from the day's sport. and 2015 world snooker champion stuart bingham has been knocked out
of this year's tournament by kyran wilson wilson had the upper hand for most of the match. and led12—9 when bingham made a hash of this attempt at a pot, allowing the man from kettering to clear up and complete a 13—10 win to become the first player into the quarter—finals. also this evening, ding junhui opened up a 9—7 lead over chinese compatriot liang wenbo. they'll play to a finish tomorrow as will ronnie o'sullivan and shaun murphy, who won three frames in a row to reduce the 5 time champion‘s lead 9—6. the 16th and final frame of the session could prove vital though. in super league, widnes have picked up theirfirst home win of the season. beating st helens 16 points to m
thanks to a dramatic late try. mark percival‘s penalty pulled st helens level just before the break. ensuring the two teams went into half time 12—all. another penalty gave saints a 14—12 lead. but patrick ah van crossed over for the second time in the match to score the winning try ten minutes from time. meanwhile leeds rhinos cruised into the last 16 of the challenge cup with a 64—28 win over doncaster. 17 year—old jack walker scored a hat—trick of tries in the first half. after andy murray lost yesterday, there's been another shock at the monte carlo masters tennis with world number two novak djokovic beaten in three sets by david goffin. the belgian raced through the first set to take it 6—2 against the number two seed early in the second djokovic lost his balance and stumbled over. but he did recover well to take it 6—3. it was the number ten seed who progressed despite the serb saving four match points. as goffin set up a last—four meeting with nine time champion rafa nadal ellie downie has become
the first british woman to win all—around gold at the european gymnastics championships. david mcdaid reports on what proved to be a thrilling final in romania. we knew eddie downey had in had to win the medal. she did it two days ina win the medal. she did it two days in a robust and she has made british gymnastics history in the process. it was a good start for downey through fault and bars. both those scores higher than qualifying. in the second half, there were wobbles on beam that left her second going into the last apparatus on the floor. that is one of her best pieces. despite not being up to her usual high standards after a tense wait it was enough to take the gold medal. it is fair to say the scenes that followed were emotional.m medal. it is fair to say the scenes that followed were emotional. it is probably one of the hardest competitions i have done. to come
back out and do my routines, i started the fault different. the bars went well and the beam was shaky. just to go up and focus on what i did. after my second tumble pass i was like, i am not sure if it is in. i would still have been happy with second. when the school came through i was speechless.” with second. when the school came through i was speechless. i do not have words. a good date also for james hall. the 21 in his first senior international competition, and all—around bronze medalfor him as well. both james hall and ellie downey have more chances to win medals this weekend in romania in individual apparatus finals. you can find out how all the finalists get on across the bbc. team sky rider geraint thomas has become the first british rider to win the tour of the alps event. the welshman won — onlyjust — by a mere seven seconds after today's fifth and final stage in trento, northern italy.
thomas, the overnight leader, held on to finish third on the stage. his victory is a major boost for thomas's chances at the forthcoming giro d'italia. recommendations aimed at improving athletes' welfare have been published as part of a major report into british sport. the duty of care review was commissioned by the government and led by 11—time paralympic gold medallist baroness tanni grey—thompson. the publication comes amid bullying allegations against coaches, mounting concern over the use of medication. over the last few years, the duty of ca re over the last few years, the duty of care is something that has slipped away but i do not think it has been intentional or malicious. there are ha rd intentional or malicious. there are hard topics out that we want to see british athletes do well. if we get duty of care right we can do well if not better. meanwhile olympic rowing champion
dame katharine grainger — here on the right — has been appointed the new chair of uk sport. dame katherine is britain's most successful female olympian, winning gold in 2012 and four silver medals. she'll begin work at the organisation onjuly the 1st this weekend's london marathon marks the end of a broadcasting era as bbc commentator brendan foster will call the race for the last time. the former olympic medallist has been a regular fixture in the commentary box for the last four decades. he has announced this year will be his last. even though i have never run one, i have commentated on the moor. in the first london marathon we did not know what was happening. 6000 people turned up. we had never seen 6000 people in a running race before. the spectacle unfolded on the streets of london. it has grown into the best marathon in the world. it has been a privilege to be involved right from the beginning. that's all from sportsday.
coming up in a moment, the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are torcuil crichton, political editor at the daily record, and the barrister and broadcaster, sophia cannon. she is in a very politically neutral coloured dress tonight. tomorrow's front pages, starting with. .. the financial times says there's alarm within downing street as the chancellor has hinted he wants to scrap the pledge of not raising. the mirror also leads with the chancellors comments. it says it could mean an increase in vat or income tax. the times headlines sources in washington who have told
the paper that president trump is prioritising striking a trade deal with the eu over britain. the independent has an exclusive with a former british judge, who warns the government is displaying "invisible ignorance" in thinking they can free the country from the european court ofjustice. the daily mail warns of a new mortgage price war as lenders cut interest rates. the sun also warns of tax rises and pension cuts if the conservatives win. it also says there could be an increase in overseas aid. in the express, the prime minister is to reject a fresh call from brussels to give rights to eu citizens currently living in the uk. the guardian leads with presidential elections in france and the heightened security at polling stations which open tomorrow amid yesterday's tack in paris. let's begin with a reflection on what has been happening in the election
campaign after the announcement of the snap election earlier in the week which took everyone by surprise, not least the conservative party. the daily mirror is where we will begin. more election u—turn. tonsil suggests he will drop the 2015 pledged not to hike taxes. —— the chancellor suggests. i think he has said he wants more flexibility. this is meant to be the brexit election and it is tax on every paper all day today and all day tomorrow. it will be a tax election this weekend. the tories want to drop this tax bombshell on labour. it has bounced back. philip hammond has said he will have to raise taxes. we know he will have to raise taxes. we know he will have to raise taxes and he has said that the 80 could go up. why would the daily
mirror go on the 80? that is because it hits the poor harder than the rich. they spent about 10% of their vat -- rich. they spent about 10% of their vat —— income on vat. rich. they spent about 10% of their vat -- income on vat. if you took some people out of tax, it would lower the rates for higher earners. indeed. the issue here is that the tories have always been the party of fiscal firmness. they have always been the party where you think the economy is in safe hands. it is not the case. it is now appearing that the case. it is now appearing that the labour party could be right, that the tory party is going to hit white van man right where it hurts, right at the exhaust pipe and ensure that he is paying more tax on a whole. this is the whole issue. we are being appalled by two strong
forces, demographic change and the need to raise taxes in this post brexit world. by the conservatives to get hot under the collar when people say the economy is not faring as well as it could under them. we have seen since ee referendum the economy has been faring pretty well. brexit has not happened yet. another reason to have an early election before the pain of brexit hits. the tories reputation, philip hammond tried to raise taxes in his budget, his first budget as chancellor and tried to put up national insurance. that was a bomb in itself was that it fell apart within days. one reason is they have to escape, they have to escape from the 2015 ma nifesto. have to escape from the 2015 manifesto. david cameron thought the tories would not be in power. they promised no tax increases, no
national insurance increases at all during the lifetime of the parliament. that cannot happen when you have a social care crisis. the nhs is falling apart, education in england and scotland as well. the other thing which is interesting, those of us long enough in the tooth to remember the bombshell imagery used by the conservatives in an election some years ago saying that labour were about to drop it. they are turning that on its head. they are turning that on its head. they are waiting to find out whether labour can trumpet. in the last election they tried to say they would follow the tory tax spending plan and the issue here is whether labour will come out tomorrow and say they are. they have already broken that orthodoxy. john mcdonnell, the shadow chancellor, has said, if you are rich, we are coming to get you. by richie means
70,000. 70,000 does not seem rich to me. if you are earning 20... most people earn between 20 and 30,000. if you earn 70,000, you are rich. people earn between 20 and 30,000. if you earn 70,000, you are richm says pay and this may. tories ready to hit white van man. the labour party has said they will keep the triple lock. we do not know whether theresa may well. foreign aid will be increased. how far it will be increased, we do not know. there was a question earlier in the week about whether .7% of gdp for foreign aid would be maintained. this was wonderful. it showed global politics at its best and worst. bill gates came in and said, hold on a minute, you started the whole philanthropic movement to support countries that need to trade, need aid in order to so need to trade, need aid in order to so do, and also to increase the life
expectancy. and indeed lowering poverty across the world. that has been increased. that is one of the major forces of capitalism. it has lowered global poverty. if we are 110w lowered global poverty. if we are now saying to the world, hold on a minute, we are tightening our purse strings were not give aid anymore. what does that say to other countries and what does that say about ourselves? as british we have pledged to hold firm on this. to say that .7 of our gdp is not that much. but she is saying is, hold on a minute, i'll be spending it correctly, in the right places, the right spaces. are we giving on a macro level, it should be beginning ona macro level, it should be beginning on a micro level? as britons, we need to acknowledge that. she has been firm on that. the manifestos
will tell us where they stand. they'll be hastily written as we write scripts for this programme tonight. there is a short space of time to get the policies out. theresa may is being pushed around, mostly by the media and the telegraph. .7% is a terrible waste of money abroad when schools are collapsing in britain. the counterargument is .7% is a minuscule amount to spend abroad. is something britain used to do so well. we might find ourselves who do get a bit raw hard power. at least theresa may has come out and said it sticks. sun readers earn quite a bit less than the average wage will stop