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more than four months after she was badly injured having fought off an intruder at her home who was armed with a knife. kivitova posted this photo of herself hitting a ball on a practice court in monaco on her facebook account. with the words "hello guys, i hope this picture makes you as happy as it makes me!" rajiv ouseph became the first englishman in 27 years to win the men's singles title at the european badminton championships over the weekend. the success at the euros comes after gb badminton had all its funding cut by uk sport before the 2020 tokyo olympics. we were disappointed with the decision about funding but it is something we try not to think about too much. for a couple of weeks it was taking over what we were doing but you need to put it to one side and as players we just try to concentrate on badminton and fortu nately concentrate on badminton and fortunately as a squad we did really well in this last week. and paralympic champion susie rodgers has announced her retirement from swimming after a six—year international career. the 33 year old won gold in the s7 50 metres butterfly in rio,
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four years on from taking three bronze medals at the london games. she also won two bronzes in rio and says she wants to leave at the top, after what she's described as a "journey of learning, challenges and ultimately immense happiness." that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport here on bbc news throughout the evening. you're watching bbc news. the prime minister is in bristol tonight at the end of day campaigning in the south west of england. the bbc‘s political editor in the west — paul barltrop is in bristol. where you are the conservatives will be hoping to consolidate the massive gains that they made in 2015. but you suspect they could be concerned that the liberal democrats could come back? they would be and that
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was the purpose of the visit from theresa may today in the west country, she went to see it said the lib dems would have their eye on. now she's in bristol, we cannot show you exactly where she is for security reasons, but if you get an impression from where we are in the south of the city, the tower block in the background, this is the kind of place where the labour party does well and it has been labour for almost all of the past 100 years. with one exception, in 1983 labour mp was tony benn, his party was led by michael foot, a left—wing leader and the tories under margaret thatcher scored a decisive landslide victory that year. as it was the seat slipped in to preserve the control for two parliaments. that is the trick that theresa may would like to see repeated. this is a very deliberate act, they've come to bristol, only three labour seats here, one more in exeter otherwise the south west is a sea of blue. and
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theresa may indicated clearly she would like to take at least some of those labour seats from then onjune the 8th. thank you very much. the prime minister has been speaking in the last few minutes. applause. thank you very much. thank you very much. for that wonderful thank you very much. thank you very much. forthat wonderfulwelcome. great to be with you here in bristol this evening. this great city and communities across the uk face a crucial choice. who will lead the uk through brexit and beyond. will it be me and my team, showing the strong and stable leadership our country needs, or will it bejeremy
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corbyn at the head of a coalition of chaos as we've just heard, made up of labour, the liberal democrats and snp. so much depends on getting the next five years right. our future prosperity, our place in the world, oui’ prosperity, our place in the world, our standard of living. and i'm determined to end every vote i can. because that will strengthen my hand in the brexit negotiations and help us secure in the brexit negotiations and help us secure the best deal for britain. these negotiations will not be easy. there are 27 european member states, united in their determination to get the deal that works for them. we must show the same unity of purpose here at home to ensure that we get a deal that works in our national interests as well. applause.
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and every vote for me and my local tea m and every vote for me and my local team will show that unity of purpose. it will strengthen my negotiating position, it will help us secure negotiating position, it will help us secure the best possible deal for families and businesses across the united kingdom. and it is a chance for the country to come together. for us to put the old divisions behind us and move beyond the language of leave and remain. that is one of the reasons why i oppose parties like the liberal democrats. because they stand ready to prop up jeremy corbyn‘s coalition of chaos, to see the brexit process stall and reopen the old battles of the past. and remember, it may say liberal democrat on the ballot but it is jeremy corbyn with you get, who gets
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the benefit. at the last election the benefit. at the last election the south west made the difference. between a strong majority government and a week, unstable coalition. the other parties are lining up to prop up other parties are lining up to prop upjeremy other parties are lining up to prop up jeremy corbyn and other parties are lining up to prop upjeremy corbyn and disrupt our brexit negotiations and that would bea brexit negotiations and that would be a recipe for drift, and disaster over, and division over what would be very crucial years for this country. and that is why this election is so important. we need to secure the leadership the country needs. leadership, stability, doing the right thing for britain. and thatis the right thing for britain. and that is what you get from the conservative party in government and we have shown that in government. if you just think back to just under a year ago when i took over as prime
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minister, people were predicting that there was going to be immediate financial chaos, economic danger, what we have actually seen is record numbers of jobs, consumer confidence remains high, and growth has been beyond all expectations. at that time when i took over people were saying the country is divided and would never come together again. what i now see is a unity of purpose in this country for us to get on with brexit and make a success of it. when i took over as prime minister what the country needed was a clear vision, and a strong government. to deliver on brexit, to get that process going and that is what the conservative government has delivered. so that is the certainty that you get from and the security you get from a strong and stable government. it is what leadership looks like. so as i said there is a very clear choice at the next
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election between me and my team providing that strong and stable leadership in the national interest 01’ leadership in the national interest orjeremy corbyn heading that coalition of chaos. and make no mistake, that is what the other parties are lining up to do. we hear it, we see it from the liberal democrats and we see it from nicola sturgeon and her scottish nationalists. they want to disrupt the brexit negotiations, to frustrate and undermine the task ahead, to stop us from leading the uk/ do not think it cannot happen. the opinion polls got it wrong at the general election in 2015. the opinion polls got it wrong at the referendum last year. and jeremy corbyn himself has said he was a 200-1 corbyn himself has said he was a 200—1 chance for the labour leadership in 2015 and look what happened. so we must not be complacent. we must go out and work
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for every single vote. because this election will be won by real people making, passing the real vote on june the 8th. theresa may at that campaign event in bristol in the last few minutes. a very interesting seat because of course it has been held by labour for the last few elections but theresa may is there this evening convinced that the conservatives can make inroads there. a surfer who survived for more than 30 hours clinging to his board in the irish sea has been described as ‘extremely lucky‘ by the belfast coastguard who saved him. matthew bryce was reported missing when he failed to return from a trip off the argyll coast on sunday. he was eventually spotted by a helicopter after drifting 13 miles off shore. our correspondent catriona renton is in westport beach in kintyre for us now. the weather looking pretty good this
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evening. but when this man got into difficulties last week, very different conditions? that is right, it is the picture of tranquillity this evening, we have this beach almost to ourselves but we have seen people here walking their dogs and it is also a hotspot for surfing when conditions are right. 0n it is also a hotspot for surfing when conditions are right. on sunday morning when matthew brice came here we have been told by a passer—by that the weather was quite different, that the clyde, the waves where up to three metres ijust off the shore. and the wind was around 25, 30 miles the shore. and the wind was around 25,30 miles an hour the shore. and the wind was around 25, 30 miles an hour offshore. we understand there were around half a dozen surfers here as well on sunday morning. we do not know exactly when matthew got into difficulties but the alarm was raised when he went to get his carfrom the alarm was raised when he went to get his car from the car parkjust over there, when he did not get the carfrom over there, when he did not get the car from the over there, when he did not get the carfrom the car over there, when he did not get the car from the car park, sorry. and the alarm was raised. that led to
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the alarm was raised. that led to the story that we now know is a remarkable tale of survival. but he was in the water for around 32 hours, the coast guard have said he was incredibly lucky to have survived. and part of the reason he survived. and part of the reason he survived is because it was so well equipped and he knew what he was doing. he had on a thick five millimetre thick wet suit, a winter weight which were kept much warmer than a lighter suit would have done. and also he knew to keep his board with him as a flotation device. i've been speaking to peter who runs the local surfing club here. your board is your flotation device and if you get carried out to see you have something to keep you out of the water. which means you spend less time immersed. it also makes you more visible and so it is a good proportion, surfboards, with a leash that attaches the board to you so you do not let go of it. it is also important to have a good thick wet
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suit. all year round at the surf school we used the five millimetre wet suits. so far colder conditions wet suits. so far colder conditions we add a hood and gloves as well. matthew has issued a short statement saying he is exhausted but he wants to thank everyone involved in his ca re to thank everyone involved in his care and rescue he and he is called heroes and his family also expressed gratitude and say they've spoken to him briefly and he is tired but recovering well. and he is so happy to alive. thank you. time for a look at the weather news now. it has been another one day for some of us, the warmest day of the year so of us, the warmest day of the year so far in scotland. and this is the view from swansea. you can see with the best of the sunshine has been, north and west of uk. just 10
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degrees around the humber with cloud and breeze coming from the sea. these differences remain for several days to come because the weather pattern is not changing much. any showers will fade away but we have some light rain moving into the far south—east overnight. coolest overnight in the countryside and just some frost in sheltered glands in scotland. we start the day tomorrow with some fog patches in the north of scotland, they will not last long. scotland, northern ireland and much of england get off toa ireland and much of england get off to a sunny start and it will stay that way. the cloud not too far away, thickest across east anglia and for some the day begins stamping drizzly and stays that way. the rain not amounting to very much, just some patchy rain at times. staying mainly in this area but as it pushes
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further across england and wales, you cannot rule out the odd spot of rain elsewhere. scotland and northern ireland holding onto the sunshine. still called along these coastal areas. —— cool. sunshine. still called along these coastalareas. —— cool. 0n sunshine. still called along these coastal areas. —— cool. on wednesday we hang onto a lot of cloud, some showers around on thursday morning. the best of the sun shone again in northern england, scotland and northern ireland. and still this temperature contrast between east and west. friday, little difference, most and west. friday, little difference, m ost pla ces and west. friday, little difference, most places dry. a quick taste of the weekend, this is the big picture for saturday going into sunday, high pressure still to the north of us. it could be even cooler for some on the north sea coast with more cloud
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around and still the breeze. the best of any sunshine across western areas. and for nearly all of us it will be dry. welcome to 100 days, north korea says that it is pushing the korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war. two us bombers have been taking pa rt war. two us bombers have been taking part in military exercises alongside key allies in the region. in south korea, an american anti—missile defence system is now fully operational, much to the displeasure of beijing. the german chancellor makes a rare visit to russia for a meeting with president hollande and put in, on syria and ukraine, there is plenty that divides them. prime minister theresa may calls reports of her meeting withjean—claude juncker " brussels gossip" and says that she will stand her ground in " b rex it" that she will stand her ground in "brexit" negotiations. that she will stand her ground in "brexit" negotiationslj that she will stand her ground in "brexit" negotiations. iwas described by one of my colleagues

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