former conservative party leader, iain duncan smith, says the prime minister must go now or be forced out — after the party suffers heavy losses in the english local elections. police say the leak of information from the national security council about chinese tech giant huawei isn't a criminal offence and won't launch an investigation. but former defence secretary gavin williamson claims he's a victim of a "witch hunt". health officials in gaza say three palestinians including a m—month—old baby have been killed in israeli air strikes. israel said it was targeting militant sites, after around 200 rockets were fired into southern israel, injuring two people. cyclone fani causes destruction in india and bangladesh, bringing torrential rain and winds of up to 125mph. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday.
hello and welcome to sportsday, with me holly hamilton and john watson. the headlines this evening. champions again — celtic claim their eighth consecutive scottish premiership title with a comfortable victory at pittodrie. nathan ake's late winner ensures tottenham will have to wait to secure their champions league qualification. and saracens ease past exeter while newcastle are relegated from the premiership. also coming up in the programme, judd trump is on the brink of another world snooker final. and drinking it in — an historic day forjamie chadwick in the first race of the new women's only motor sport series.
hello and welcome to sportsday on a busy day in football which includes an eighth straight title for celtic in the scottish permiership, a battle at the bottom of the premier league and an fa cup final of david and goliath proportions. which has been playing out in front of a record—breaking crowd, manchester city women are taking on a west ham united side who are in their first season as a professional club. there were few chances in the first half, the best fell to west ham's jane ross, but her header was superbly saved by karen bardsley. city had an opportunity to break through befroe the break, butjill scott's shot was blocked by the hammers defence. 0—0 at half—time. let's bring you the latest from wembley just about to get let's bring you the latest from wembleyjust about to get under way for the second half. city narrowly
trying to get the title. they will be desperate for some silverware this afternoon. these are live pictures from wembley. don't forget you can watch the match now on bbc one. it's also on the bbc sport website. now to the scottish premiership, and celtic have secured an eighth successive title with a convincing 3—0 win away at aberdeen. neil lennon's side are now two—thirds of the way towards a third consecutive clean sweep of domestic trophies after already lifting the league cup. patrick gearey reports. on the day celtic could win their latest trophy, they paid tribute to two men who won their most famous one. two of the european cup side billy mcneill and stevie chalmers passed away. this one would be for them. a point against aberdeen was all they needed for the title. but the dons were reluctant to give it.
one they ought to have scored here. they made good on that reprieve was up up on the back was michael lustig, with a good strike. another cross, another header, the difference between celtic and the reds was it was treated by the third goal—scorer. he was signed for a club record £9 million beyond the reach of any of their rivals. and the manager had fulfilled his brief, and eight straight scottish title. i'm very proud, very privileged. the moments in your life and career and you to savour them. we have a fantastic bunch of players in there. and the quality is fantastic. so as in mcneill and chalmers' day, celtic reign supreme. the greatness of scottish football for some and of course for others concerned. can anyone catch them? so here's a check on todays scores.
dundee are relegated after losing 1—0 at home to hamilton. that was dundee's tenth straight defeat. kilmarnock are up to third after beating hearts at tynecastle. the matches between motherwell and st mirren, and stjohnstone and livingston both ended ini—i draws. so here's confirmation of the table. champions celtic 12 points clear of their nearest rivals rangers who host hibernian tomorrow. dundee at the bottom. their relegation confirmed today. now for news on a big night ahead for premier league title chasing liverpool and a frustrating day for tottenham, here's holly. thanks, john. time is ticking in the premier league. and maybe the pressure is starting to show. earlier tottenham had the chance to seal a top four position and their place in next season's champions league but it all went very wrong for them at bournemouth. they lost to a late nathan ake goal
after both son heung—min and juan foyth were sent off earlier in the match. hardly ideal preparation for wednesday's champions league semi—final second leg against ajax. james burford reports with one eye on wednesday's mammoth chamber chip final, many were surprised by the starting 11. but i press resize when bournemouth's pokie but was announced. what do you do for someone so young? fire off a warning shot. lucas morris's half line effort just wipe warning shot. lucas morris's half line effortjust wipe that hick up this turn into a foe is keeping performance was a trap is frustrated some of tottenham's biggest stars was a trap is frustrated some of tottenham's biggest stars. again, and again spurs certainly couldn't lay a glove on him. a fiery half with a often lauded for his cool lost it. but he wasn't the only one. juan foyth brought on at half—time
lasted only two and a half minutes. spurs down to nine, a chance for the cherries to blossom. which they did. nathan ake's header despite the brave resistant sealed all three points was up defeat means a spurs chase for a top four place could go down to the final day. i think we feel disappointed. very painful to lose two players. but we need to move on, nothing to say now. we are not going to change the result and the decision. and of course move on. . . result and the decision. and of course move on... we have to... it's in her hands to be in position the season. if not, from the beginning of the season no one picked totte n ha m to of the season no one picked tottenham to be in the position we are in now stop with we got there in the end. so much to talk about today. a very
entertaining game. i think everyone connected with both teams a lot to talk about. i want of incidents relating possibly to the referee decisions. let's talk about mark travis. how much was it a gamble to start him today? i think it is always a gamble to start someone who hasn't played at the level before. but seeing his temperament in training, i felt he deserved an opportunity to show what he can do. what better stage? couldn't write a better debut. congratulate to him and he is a good guy and hopefully this is the start of a great career. down at the bottom of the table, it's now or never for cardiff city — anything but a win against crystal palace this evening will effectively seal their relegation to the the championship. and it is not looking good. just a few minutes and an crystal palace are winning 2—1. an own goal. as it
stands, cardiff city ghost like they will be playing championship football next season. better news for wolves who are in seventh heaven after beating fulham i—o this afternoon. leander dendoncker‘s volley in the second half moves them a step closer to european football next season. that will be confirmed if leicester fail to beat premier league leaders manchester city on monday. everybody expected us to win and it becomes difficult because we face a tough team. they were well organised and it was a tough game. but i was pleased the way we finish at home especially. and has been an amazing, the support for some it was good, good to celebrate together. now we can go to ourfamilies, would good to celebrate together. now we can go to our families, would stick together, it was good. west ham enjoyed a comfortable victory over southampton. 3—0 the final score as their bid for a top—ten finish continues. marko arnautovic scoring twice his first goals since january,
with ryan fredericks adding a third with his first premier league goal. it moves west ham to within a point of the top half of the table. still to come this evening, the two—horse race continues at the top of the table. it's liverpool's turn to go back top if they can beat newcastle this evening. failure to do so would mean manchester city could seal the title on monday if they beat leicester. newcastle of course are managed by liverpool's former champions league—winning manager rafael benitez. liverpool's current boss jurgen klopp has been in a philosophical mood ahead of the match. ami am i happy at this moment and com plete am i happy at this moment and complete the satisfied ? am i happy at this moment and complete the satisfied? no because the season isn't over but then i look back on it and the performances... we showed, the games we play, the goals we scored, so
many things and some in difficult situations. you don't know even 5% of our difficult is because we don't speak about it but they are still there. internally not with the boys, is it good, in the end you could find a line—up and these boys deliver and deliver and deliver. so that was amazing. nothing better. still two games ago and when we look back, then we will see what we think about it. we are professionals we have to do ourjob. my relationship with the city, with liverpool, with the club and fans, it it's there. i was there six years, we had some tough years and some very good memories. at the same time we want to play chelsea with newcastle united. but we have to do theirjob that day. i'm sure jurgen klopp is in the same position and will try to do his best for his fans and then we have 52,000 fans in our stadium. it's the last home game of the
season. so i think everybody understands that we are per —— —— professionals and we are trying to do our best. that gain kicking off injust over an do our best. that gain kicking off in just over an hour's time. so let's take a look a the situation at the top of the table. cardiff city continuing there. about ten minutes in to the second half. a really u nfortu nate ten minutes in to the second half. a really unfortunate time for neil ward dick's site for sub it doesn't look like they will be playing championship football next season. stilljust the one point between the top two. if liveprool don't win tonight — it could be all over if manchester city beat leicester on monday. it might not last long though because that game between leicester and manchester city on monday. if liverpool was tonight it means manchester city claim that title once again. the drama continues. you
can once again. the drama continues. you ca n follow once again. the drama continues. you can follow the game at a quarter to eight. follow it on the bbc sport website. plenty of drama. do you think this battle will end before these two? we have been talking about this title race for weeks. not long left. holly, many thanks indeed for that. it's been a very tense day in week two. if they draw, there is still hope for neil warnock‘s side some other football news for you and it's been an extremely tense day at the foot of league two but macclesfield town, managed by sol campbell, have avoided relegation after a 1—1 draw against cambridge. that means that notts county, the oldest league club in the world and founder memebrs of the football league, join yeovil in dropping out of the league. notts lost 3—1 at swindon. crusaders have won the irish cup after a 3—0 win over championship side ballinamalla rd united. the goals came through jordan owens, philip lowry and ross clarke in theirfirst irish cup win since 2009. the victory means that they'll play
in the europa league ist qualifying round next season. newcastle have been relegated from rugby union's premiership news on that in a moment, but the top two met in the league today, with both exeter and saracens guaranteed of a home semi—final in the play—offs. that gave saracens the chance to make 11 changes to their side, not that you would have known as they won 38—7. paul frostick was watching. a clash between the top two sides in the premiership would normally have real significance. but they have both secured home semi—finals. so key names were arrested but for those who did get a rare start, the intensity wasn't lacking. the chiefs applying much of the first half pressure but the windy conditions helped the ball into the hands of alex. he had the first try in a0 minutes. then the floodgates open. his second having not
scored since november. it was the power of wallaby will skelton that allowed nick tompkins to make it 21—0. and two late scores from don morris were enough to secure a bonus point victory for them. they now turn their attention to next weekend's european cup final. so the big news, newcastle are down. they needed to beat gloucester and secure maximum points to stand any chance of avoiding relegation but they lost 28—19. always tricky with gloucester in playoff places. meanwhile northampton regain possession of the final play—off berth with a comfortable bonus—point victory against worcester. tennis and british number one johanna konta has been beaten in the morocco open final in three sets by maria sakkari.
this was konta's first final since 2017, and her first ever on clay. she took the first set comfortably 6—2 and was a break up in the second, but it all fell apart with sakkari battling back to claim her first wta title. it would have been konta's first tournament win in two years. she should be free —— pleased that she is showing some form on the clay with the grass season on the corner. let's takle a look at the day's other stories. in hockey's new look fih pro league great britain lost to spain in a shootout after their game finished 1—1 in normal time. the tournament provides teams with a chance to qualify for the olympics and world cup, they went down 3—2 in the shootout. fabio quartararro has become the youngest rider to claim pole position in moto gp. the french rookie broke the track record injerez and will start the spanish grand prix alongside his petronas yamaha team
mate franco morbidelli. britain's cal crutchlow will start from sixth. the 11—2 shot magna grecia won the first flat racing classic of the season, the 2000 guineas at newmarket. magna grecia was steered home by donnacha o'brien. the horse is trained by his dad aiden. the result gave o'brien senior a tenth victory in the 2000 guineas. king of clay came in second, with skardu third. we're witnessing a titanic tussle at the world snooker championship. judd trump is three frames away from another final and that resumes later, but it's john higgins and david gilbert who are into a decding frame to determine who advances — locked at 16 frames all. higgins fought back from five france down three times to beat him 17—16 clearing his place in ate the pro
chamber chip final. the third consecutive year that scott has made the final finished running consecutive year that scott has made the finalfinished running up consecutive year that scott has made the final finished running up and that eight of the last two chapters. meanwhilejudd that eight of the last two chapters. meanwhile judd trump is that eight of the last two chapters. meanwhilejudd trump is through with brea ks meanwhilejudd trump is through with breaks he claimed the final two frames of this match. seeing his spotin frames of this match. seeing his spot in the final. his second world snookerfinal. spot in the final. his second world snooker final. judge trom i should say resumes at 7:30pm. this was him putting himself in the position there to book his place now in a second world snicker final. judge trom presenting at 7:30pm, we will bring that result later on. it is getting intense. it is indeed. he won the... he has the overweight and that race finishes tomorrow in
leads. dutch rider marianne vos claimed overall victory in the women's race after winning the second stage from bridlington to scarborough. three—time world road race champion vos sprinted clear of her two closest rivals to win the 82 mile stage. and britain's geraint thomas has moved up to fourth overall at the tour of romandy in switzerland. the tour de france champion came fourth on the fourth stage which was won by race leader and defending champion primoz roglitch. it was a landmark day in women's motorsport today. britain's jamie chadwick winning the first race of the new wseries. the event — aimed at raising the profile of women's motorsport and providing more female drivers with a greater chance of competing at the highest level. today though it was a chance for chadwick to soak it all in, by taking top spot on the podium. as nick parrott reports. to get to the top and motorsport, you need the chance to showcase your
talents. and wseries chose the grand stage of hockenheim for their first race. 18 drivers from around the world wet from the start by a briton, jamie chadwick. with identical cars, it is all about driver town. the overt —— opening lap was packed with drama and a mistake from chadwick costs are the lead. an even bigger errorfrom the canadian ended her race as well as finland. as soon as the race restarted chadwick was back in front. with just six restarted chadwick was back in front. withjust six races in the season, every point is of vital force of the champion will take home half $1 million. she fended off a challenge from alice powell to take the chequered five. the 20—year—old has also made a mark in the sport. if wseries is a success, it could help take her to the next level. great britain's oliver townend's dominance contineues at the badminton horse trials,
the world number one leads going into the final stage. he was one of very few riders who managed a clear round ofjumping during today's cross country phase. our reporter lizzie greenwood hughes has been following the action. as they begin packing them after the day's cross—country it has been a really good day for british inventing and a good day for the sport because this has been an ideal day across country. they tested all their horses and riders here but in a safe way. i'm joined by the british inventing performance director. you must be happy because you have four britons in the top ten, first and second plates. you have four britons in the top ten, first and second platesm you have four britons in the top ten, first and second plates. it has been a fantastic day. obviously oliver has had a great day. two in the top ten and pb was a class act as well. we have this to top places at the top. oliver has a pole in hand and a few times at penalties tomorrow. but then behind picky it is really close. it is really not over. tomorrow is a clean sheet and
restart again. just like about the day's cross—country. eric winter has done a greatjob. no injuries, the horses are all safe but we have had plenty of throws and spills. not that many people got round. it's been a really challenging cross—country course. the writers i think who have really enjoyed it, the ground has been fantastic. but to get the time they have had to ta ke to get the time they have had to take the risk in line everywhere. and is been taking that racing line keeping your eye and what is going on, and then suddenly clicking into plan b or into a coping strategy so if you just sat there and thought you were going to have an easy ride, you were going to have an easy ride, you didn't have a chance. briton are the reigning world champions and so you didn't have a chance. briton are the reigning \ championship 5 and so you didn't have a chance. briton are the reigning \ championship years. .o you didn't have a chance. briton are the reigning \ championship years. you the european championship years. you will have a difficultjob with the selectors on who on earth you would ta ke to selectors on who on earth you would take to the european championships. we get to take six riders to europeans. our mind is always
thinking europeans and then tokyo and beyond. a lot will depend on fraud because tomorrow is the final phase of this equestrian triathlon. it will be taking place behind me. you can catch up on all the cross—country highlights on bbc two from 12:30pm tomorrow. thank you and good luck to everyone here at babington. thanks to lessee. now let's stay with horses, but focus on a sport with a difference. the mounted games tests a rider's skill, but gives those involved a chance to enjoy themselves with fun challenges. and that is exactly what mike bushell did as he gave it a go. as the home nations battle it out for the title at the annual royal windsor horse show. mike proved it's definitely not as easy as you might think. take a look. and there off. and back on again.
the agility needed in the mounted games which have been testing the skills of young writers since the 19505 sub have a more imagination on display here at the grand national. come on, get over the stepping stones. they started in 1956 by the duke of edinburgh as a way of treating a phonic competition for ordinary kids with ordinary ponies now there are 250 mounted games cults across uk. it is a fun sport, a silly sport, but a fantastic race. they do well which is great. yet have good balance and speed. falling off hurts. fung off hurts a lot. what does it give you confidence wise? friends, the feeling of winning. while there is a meaning for children, there is an adult game as well and this'll be my trusty
seed, lucy. one of the things you learn is jumping on seed, lucy. one of the things you learn isjumping on and off a horse. marcus looks —— makes it look so easy. while i top and micah champion, two feet. that's it. keep that left one there. what makes it may have only bending pony but i was nowhere near. it would not stop me climbing on board in the traditional manner. we have done it. well done lucy. the horse has to perform and we are over. thankfully and some races we are over. thankfully and some ra ces you we are over. thankfully and some races you don't have to be on the pony. it is all about trust in this andi pony. it is all about trust in this and i am handing off the post to alex. they are very agile and it is all about being a pair with a pony working with the ponies. is the pony and writer working together? are
theyjumping and writer working together? are they jumping off the and writer working together? are theyjumping off the great and writer working together? are they jumping off the great speed and writer working together? are theyjumping off the great speed so theyjumping off the great speed so the need to trust their ponies and each other. this week the teamwork of all the home nations will be put to the test be it in the balloon race, the one which you set parcels, the sock drop, the sword run or even the sock drop, the sword run or even the sack race. come on! but they we re the sack race. come on! but they were saving the most bizarre events, the milk race, until last. and there we are. i'm completely blind. are we going ina we are. i'm completely blind. are we going in a straight line? no poles of the way? are we finished? hello? cani of the way? are we finished? hello? can i take this off yet rose kay? i think he is doing well i'm not sure who working harder, the writer or the horse. the
writer in that instance. i don't know what the horse wasn't speaking of anyway. let's go back to the top story because there has been a goal at the women's fa cup final. manchester city leading 1—0. after the breakthrough in the 51st minute. 1- 02 the breakthrough in the 51st minute. 1— 02 city and just half an hour at windley. we will bring you that result at half past seven. for now, goodbye. hussar to bank holiday weekend. 13 was the high this afternoon. we did not get to single figures across northeastern uk. it's here we have showers this evening. splashes of blue and white facet mixers of rain and sleet. we have seen some thunder in the south—east. the showers will
continue to turn wider and fewer in number as we go into the night for someone or to going through eastern coastal counties and increasing across the far north in scotland. we should keep clear frost but get ready for a chilly night. frost anywhere into tomorrow morning. a lovely and bright start but we will see cloud increase in scotland and northern ireland relative to today. showers and it will be breezy. waiter ends for... —— later winds spring inman and wells. temperatures at best around 13 degrees. for your bank howdy monday, one or two showers, goodbye for now. —— bank holiday monday.
this is bbc news. the headlines at seven. former defence secretary gavin williamson claims he's a victim of a ‘witch hunt‘ after police say they won't investigate a leak from the national security council about huawei. former conservative party leader, iain duncan smith, says the prime minister must go now or be forced out — after the party suffers heavy losses in the english local elections. cyclone fani causes destruction in india and bangladesh — bringing torrential rain and winds of up to 125 miles per hour.