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the investment, by the duchy of cornwall in a bermuda—based firm, has been described as a serious conflict of interest. welsh assembly member carl sergeant is found dead — days after being sacked as a minister, because of allegations about his personal conduct the foreign secretary admits he ‘could have been clearer‘, when speaking about the case of a british woman being held in an iranianjail. calls for a full inquiry — after cabinet minister priti patel apologises for failing to disclose a meeting with israel's prime minister while on holiday. and, the apes rescued from the illegal pet trade — conservationists are celebrating the first baby born in the wild. in a moment it will be time for sportsday but first a look
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at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. at 7 o'clock, beyond 100 days is live in virginia where voting is under way to choose a new governor. following the sentencing of a 90—year—old man who knocked down and killed two women, we'll explore the wider issue with a charity that aims to keep older drivers safe behind the wheel. and following the revelations emerging in the paradise papers, we will speak to two tax experts later — one here in the uk, another in the cayman islands. that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm hugh wooencroft. here are our main headlines. back in management and, he says, ‘hungry to get things right‘. david moyes arrives to take charge of west ham united. the england football squad has been
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hit by a raft of withdrawals of some of the most experienced players ahead of the friendlies against germany and brazil. and stoking the spirit — stuart broad says england can cope without their all—rounder ben stokes. good evening. we'll start with the story that everyone has been talking about and that seems to have divided opinion in the world of football. the appointment of david moyes as manager of west ham. the former everton and manchester united boss replaces slaven bilic, who was sacked yesterday with the club in the premier league relegation zone. west ham joint chairman david sullivan says moyes is "the right man to turn things around" — so let's hear from the man of the moment. west ham is a big club, they're
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known wherever you go and i have been fortunate to have managed some really good clubs that had great opportunities that i could've gone to but i wanted a job were felt i could get a really good chance. with a big fan base and big club and west ham fitted the bill. it has only been the lastjob where i felt it was not a good move and i did not enjoy it and it did not work well so i'm hungry to make sure that i get things right. any manager wants to win and that is what i want to do, to win and make sure that premy and the supporters and everyone, we enjoy our saturday nights because we're games. our reporterjessica creighton has been following this story and joins me now. jess, strong optimism from moyes there but how has his announcement been recieved? well the fans have not been overwhelmed with joy, slaven well the fans have not been overwhelmed withjoy, slaven bilic was popular at the club, a very
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popular figure was popular at the club, a very popularfigure and was popular at the club, a very popular figure and david was popular at the club, a very popularfigure and david moyes has not covered himself with glory in recent times with relegation from sunderland. and i scarred social media to find positive comments and was ha rd—pressed to media to find positive comments and was hard—pressed to do so. even with speculation that stuart pearce could draw in the background star. so he said ina draw in the background star. so he said in a statement west ham supporters are passionate group and we need them behind us. well today the fans have been voicing that passion. we conducted a poll and 55% said david moyes is not the man for thejob. even spoke said david moyes is not the man for the job. even spoke to a few of the fa ns the job. even spoke to a few of the fans earlier. david moyes was good at everton but the other clubs he has been to, not so good. but at the same time he is here, the fans have got to get behind him. because if not as far as i'm concerned there will not get behind their team. he does not have a great track record but could turn it around but we must
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give him time. try to get behind him. if we have stuart pearce coming it would be a good thing. let's see what happens. but i'm still gutted for slaven bilic. premier league managers seem to be judged very quickly these days so what will moyes have to deal with in his first few weeks? well it is one of the most competitive leagues in the world. he does have time on his fight with the international break, just under a fortnight until his first game against watford away on the 19th of november. looking at the fixtures, he will want to pick up points at watford and also he has lester to ferries at home and then his old clu b eve rto n ferries at home and then his old club everton away before quite a daunting run of games against the premier league leaders manchester city, scoring goals forfun premier league leaders manchester city, scoring goals for fun at the moment and the current champions chelsea before playing arsenal at
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home. you'll definitely want to hit the running. he has a lot of work on his hands, west ham currently in the relegation zone, just nine points from their 11 games this season including just two wins. their players are seriously underperforming. west ham just one point away from safety as we can see. the worst defensive record in the league, so david moyes will have two improve their performance and also galvanised this group of underperforming players and try to boost their confidence and morale. the fans of the city will want to know, the transfer windowjust two months away and will he have money to spend despite the fact that slaven bilic spent £a2 million over the summer. i'm sure david moyes will be putting in a christmas wish list to the owners and that could well be the key to him showing that he can repeat the success that he had at everton and proving that manchester united and that blip but
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sunderland were just that, a blip manchester united and that blip but sunderland werejust that, a blip in his career, an otherwise successful career as a manager. and we will see. well moyes will have 10 days or so to bed in before his first match thanks to the international window — for some, there are just friendlies but for northern ireland the two—legged world cup play—off against switzerland couldn't hold more significance. steven watson's caught up with the camp ahead of the first match at windsor park on thursday night. here at the northern ireland team hotel the squad is pretty optimistic that they can cause an upset and defeat the much higher ranked switzerland over the two legs in an intensive four—day period. northern ireland are trying to qualify for the first world cup finals since 1986. the captain steven davis is set to make his 100th appearance on thursday and he says that the team is approaching the game with caution but also confidence. we just have to
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stick to what we've done and what has got us that success. stay calm over the two legs, and all being well we get off to good start at home and use that as bandage as much as possible. the crowd have a huge pa rt as possible. the crowd have a huge part to play as they always do and if we can marry everything together hopefully it will be successful. how difficult is it to stay calm on such a massive occasion such as paris tonight? there will be a lot of excitement a few nerves into the mix in terms of emotion going into the game. itjust in terms of emotion going into the game. it just shows you the importance of it and what is riding on it. we just want to go out and try to enjoy it as much as possible. but ultimately achieve what we want, to get to the world cup. northern ireland are hoping the first leg can bea ireland are hoping the first leg can be a very tight affair. and with only germany and portugal having defeated northern ireland competitively in belfast in the past four and competitively in belfast in the past fourand a competitively in belfast in the past four and a half years, their are
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hoping their impressive home record can get them the positive results and board would be an intriguing battle in switzerland. the republic of ireland management team are hopefuljeff hendrick will be fit for their world cup play—off first leg away to denmark on saturday. the burnley midfielder suffered an injury against southampton in the premier league on saturday. thomas kane reports. dealing with bumps and bruises is pa rt dealing with bumps and bruises is part and parcel of international football. jeff hendrick though has emerged as a main injury concern. personally i'm not worried if he is not training by friday. but to be honest i have not even really spoken to him about his injury. he just wants to see how the next few days go. he is obviously a bit sore. we will probably get an update maybe tomorrow from the manager. he did not train today. almost half of the squad going to the first leg just
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one yellow card away from suspension. their opponents, the biggest threat is likely to be spurs star christian eriksen. playing brilliantly, has been playing brilliantly, has been playing brilliantly now for well over a year. maybe longer than that. exceptionally well. and consistently well. but their approach i think will be similar to the game in bosnia. desperately trying to get something out of the game to keep the tie alive. most important thing. that play—off experience to make it through to the euros could prove pivotal in the race to russia. three players have withdrawn from the england squad ahead of the friendlies with germany and brazil. the manchester city pair of raheem sterling and fabian delph — plus liverpool'sjordan henderson are all out. radio 5live's football correspondent john murray has the latest
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from england's training base. it never rains but it pours for gareth southgate and having lost harry kane, harry winks and dele alli from his original squad selection, now the manchester city pairof selection, now the manchester city pair of raheem sterling and fabian delph have had to return to the club and the liverpool captainjordan henderson is not even fit enough to join up with the party here at st george's park. but at least gary cahill has been able to join the squad. danny rose is not involved in training today but that was part of his rehabilitation, he has not played for england now for almost a year and played for england now for almost a yearand a played for england now for almost a year and a robert redford tottenham last month after a serious knee injury. he has been talking about how difficult it has been for him to cope with not playing. it has been really difficult. especially now with the manager starting to train in formation with three at the back.
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that is something i have done well at the club and it has been hard to sit at home watching the games on tv. i'm just so happy to be back and cannot wait to be given a chance to play. so farjake livermore has been added to the squad but it is a party of just 21 now which added to the squad but it is a party ofjust 21 now which must increase the chances of those who have been involved for the first time winning their first caps against germany and brazil. and that means the possibility for tammy abraham and ruben loftus—cheek and joe gomez. i'm grateful for the opportunity. and looking forward to working under the gaffer. i've worked under him before previously and know how good a manager he is. ijust look forward to learning and playing under him. and just getting whatever football i can. but all the withdrawals mean it is significantly weakened england squad that take on germany the world and brazil the team that has won the
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world cup more than anyone else. coming up in the programme — we hear from andy murray as he confirms when he'll be returning to tennis. they've not yet played a first class match on their ashes tour and already england have lost a player. steven finn's due to fly home from australia after tearing cartilage in his left knee. surrey‘s uncapped all—rounder tom curran has been called up to replace him. the most high—profile english absentee is of course ben stokes, but bowler stuart broad says stokes' influence will still be felt. obviously every team in the world would want someone like ben stokes in there but we still have his character in the group, his characteristics of that competitive spirit, that arm around people that
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he has done for years. that is still in this group and so without sounding cheesy ben stokes is still here and part tim is still in group. but west indies legend sir viv richards thinks stokes' absence will be crucial. he ‘s been in london to promote caribbean tourism after the recent hurricanes, and told us england will need big characters. australia in my opinion will bring it and having someone like ben stokes who has been strong in himself about how he feels, the confidence he brings, that will be crucial down under. there was some touch and go as to whether he would be down on drug or not. but without ben stokes the team is going to look like kittens. the women's ashes series is of course already well underway...and england are preparing for the test match— a game they can't afford to lose. england lost the last test they played against australia in 2015, and were criticised for being too negative. they trail australia
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four—two on points, but the word from the camp is that they won't be defensive. it was imperative that we learned a lot from the last game, the last three days. and i think not only have we learned more about some of the youngsters have really picked up a lot of information that was not there before. so it is important that we spend the next few days really going on from that. and hopefully there will be a nice little win over here in a few days. it was an irish 1—2—3 at the 157th running of the melbourne cup as stallion rekindling stormed home to win by a long neck overhauling johannes vermeer near the finish to give trainerjoseph o'brien a victory over his father in australia's most famous race. max dynamite finished third at the 2—mile classic.
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joy neville will become the first woman to referee a european professional club rugby fixture next month. the former ireland captain and six nations grand slam winner will officiate in pool one of the challenge cup next month. kenya's olympic champion jemima sumgong has been banned for doping forfour years — sumgong won the london marathon last year before becoming the first kenyan woman to win an olympic gold over the distance. she was initially suspended in april but will now be unable to defend her title in tokyo. she tested positive for the banned blood booster epo. nikita parris has agreed a new deal with women's super league one club manchester city, who have also signed sweden internationaljulia spetsmark. the england winger helped city win the women's fa cup in may, after 2016's wsl1 and continental cup double. andy murray says he ‘hopes‘ to be fit again for the new year but won't rush back to action following his hip injury. the three—time grand slam winner admits he made ‘a mistake' in trying
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to get ready for august's us open. his first match since wimbledon is a charity event in glasgow this evening against roger federer. from the hydro arena, kheredine idessane reports. it seems roger federer has always liked the scots. here he is in of scotla nd liked the scots. here he is in of scotland football strip is appalling. and he had friendly words for one of the country's favourite son. my advice isjust to get healthy again, take your time however long it takes. when you come back you want to be 100%. it isjust nice to be caught again with you, i have missed you. that is roger fererer dirt. saying do not rush back. what is the latest with your recovery? this year has been hard. i
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had the problem with my hip in the la st had the problem with my hip in the last few months. but that advice from roger federer, my goal right now is not about playing my best tennis in future but it being fit and healthy. i really miss playing and healthy. i really miss playing and it is tough to be away from the court. and yes, when i want to come back and start competing again i wa nt back and start competing again i want to be 100% fit. and make back and start competing again i want to be 10096 fit. and make sure i do not rush back. so we're hoping to be fit for the tournament in january but you're not sure. tell me how this event fits into your wish for a tennis legacy in scotland? it is really fortunate and i really appreciate that he has agreed to do it with the big event next week. it means a lot that he was able to come and do it. but basically ijust
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wanted to bring live professional tennis to scotland. and doing it for charity as well, everyone has a good time. well we should let this guy go because not too much time left before the real tennis starts this evening. there's no shortage of female role models out there to inspire young girls to get into sport, but new figures show there's still a shocking gender gap when it comes to physical education. so why is it so difficult to persuade teenage girls to get active and how can we get them to change their minds? holly hamilton has been to a school in west london to find out. it is no secret that girls are not getting enough physical activity and in factjust 8% of getting enough physical activity and in fact just 8% of those aged getting enough physical activity and in factjust 8% of those aged eight to 11 are doing the recommended daily amount. the question is why.|j
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think with girls it is my legs are not shaved or something silly like that. thinking they're going to get judged. body confidence isjust that. thinking they're going to get judged. body confidence is just one issue raised by girls in a survey of over 26,000 pupils in england and northern ireland with 13 aged 16 to 16 admitting they are unhappy with their appearance. while both recognised the importance of an active lifestyle, girls are less likely to put it into practice. tell me honestly, have you all always enjoyed playing sport? in primary school everything was like gymnastics and dancing and i was never the size for that but with high school i'm really into all kinds of things like rugby, karate. it does not matter how you look doing it but how well you can do it. then youth sport trust has made

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