hello, the headlines: the eu's chief negotiator has given britain two weeks to clarify its position. david davis said the time is right to work to find solutions. theresa may said she wants to push ahead with their resolve to make brexit happen. the welsh first minister has called foran the welsh first minister has called for an independent enquiry into how he handled allegations about carl sargeant. the labour welsh assembly member was found dead on tuesday. it is believed he took his own life. three students in france have been injured by a car who ploughed into them in the city of toulouse. the driver was not on the list of known extremists and the incident is not currently being treated as terrorism related. the taxi app you bear has lost an appeal on employment rights for drivers. the company says it will continue with another appeal —— uber. ina uber. in a moment it will be time for
sportsday but first, look at what else is coming up on bbc news. will moz the monster be a winner in the retail was asjohn lewis unveiled its festive advert. mark kermode takes us through the latest film releases. and can your children learn the bits of bytes of computer science at school. more than half is due to scan study the gcse and we find out if they are being left behind. now it is time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm jessica creighton. coming up on the programme. we'll be live at wembley as we build up to england hosting their old rivals germany. england's catherine brunt strikes late in the day to leave the women's ashes test finely poised. and england's manu tuilagi wants to break the silence on the issues he and other rugby players from the pacific islands face, when they move to europe.
you have got to work to earn a living, and if you don't, you end up on the street. thanks forjoining us. lots to come but we'll start with football. england manager gareth southgate hasn't had the ideal preparation for their friendly against world champions germany tonight, with no less than seven players having to withdraw from the squad with injuries. so we're expecting to see a much—changed side walk out at wembley, from where our correspondent david ornsteinjoins me. david, you are wrapped up nice and warm, icy, it is a frosty night at
wembley. lots of history between these two teams. how do you expect these two teams. how do you expect the injury plans will have affected southgate‘s plans? the injury plans will have affected southgate's plans? you mentioned seven players and an eighth, danny drinkwater of chelsea felt he was not fit enough. perhaps that will be a blessing in disguise to gareth southgate, because it gives him the opportunity to look at some fresh faces. the fans inside this sell—out wembley tonight will see some unfamiliarfaces, wembley tonight will see some unfamiliar faces, players like jordan pickford making his debut in goal, ruben loftus—cheek the chelsea midfielder who is on loan at crystal palace. he will be playing in midfield, 21 years old. and tammy abraham, the striker upfront, just 20 years old. so lots of changes for england and this is what gareth southgate the manager has had to
say. already, i have learned a lot from the week and when you have the non—qualification games, this is what you need from it. i said that when we went to germany. i said that with the game in france in the summer. with the game in france in the summer. we will take more from these games in terms of what we have learned from the players, the system and everything else. so this is always in interesting match between these two. in the wider context, very intriguing as well. players will be wearing poppies on their armbands after a rule change, and video assistant referee technology will be used officially for the first time in the uk? that is right. var has been trialled around the world in the bundesliga, serie a in it is little —— in italy and the mls as well. the basis behind it it is being used to
pick out and correct clear errors in match changing situations. we are talking about goals, penalty incidents, red cards and cases of mistaken identity. it has had a mixed reception so far in the countries where it has been used. but there will be a decision in march with the potential for the world cup in summer. this time last year england faced scotland. and the other home nations displayed the p°ppy on other home nations displayed the poppy on their armbands as a mark of remembrance. they were subsequently fined by the firm for doing so. they deemed it as a political display —— they were subsequently fined by fifa for doing so. the home nations argued that these were marks of remembrance. the rule has been relaxed. england will wear poppies on armbands and germany have decided
tojoin them, because on armbands and germany have decided to join them, because that is a nice touch, with the traditional rivals who are normally divided, tonight showing they are united. enjoy the match, david. i mentioned england's injuries, wales are in a similar position and will be without a number of key players for their friendly in france — including real madrid's gareth bale. it's their first game since failing to make the world cup play—offs last month. manager chris coleman hasn't decided whether he'll stay in charge beyond the end of his current contract. but, he's not going to let that affect how the team prepares. i wouldn't dare take my food of the gas, because they deserve everything they've got, and they always give me everything they've got. it is business as usual for me. i don't see it as an end to anything. even so, the players we've got, the group of players we've got, these boys
will go on, with me or without me, they will go on and i believe they will achieve. england's hopes of regaining the women's ashes hang in the balance, after a closely fought second day of their test against australia. england trail the series on points and realistically, they need a win to keep their hopes alive. but, aussie's ellyse perry has been causing england some problems, as andy swiss reports from sydney. after australia's first day fightback, england set out in search of some useful late order runs, but they did not find too many, as the hosts held their nerve and their catches. by the time laura marsh nicked one, england were all out. australia looked untroubled until nicole bolton thrashed to anya shrubsole. england were on top of 18—year—old sophie ecclestone put australia in a spin. two wickets on her test debut. not a bad way to
start. and then australia were teetering on 95—11. they stabilised thanks to a superb half—century from all—rounder elise perry, confirming her status as star player, but england struck again, katherine brunt trapping rachel haynes to provide a late boost to their hopes of victory. i think it will be a difficult pitch, especially into the second innings. it has been slow and slow outfield. as the pitch starts to break up i think it will be difficult to score. the fact we have i’u ns difficult to score. the fact we have runs on the board and we will bat first in the second innings puts us in a really good position. a second day then in which the momentum ebbed and flowed. england can take confidence but the match remains intriguingly poised. england's men have also been in action, as they warm up for their ashes series in just under two weeks' time.
the bowlers really impressed against a cricket australia 11. they're into the third day. chris woakes took 4 wickets, and the uncapped craig overton took a couple — he's staking a claim for a place in the team for the first test on 23rd. the invitational team finished on 70—7, trailing england by 197 runs, with 3 wickets remaining. you're up to date on all things football and cricket. still lots to bring you on tonight's programme. after a life—threatening crash almost paralysed her, british cyclist vicky barnes shares her incredible story on the road to recovery. i'm more driven than i was before andi i'm more driven than i was before and i making sure write it all the boxes on the way. i will come back asa boxes on the way. i will come back as a better athlete because i have had a chance to strip myself down and work from the ground up. and we'll hear from gregor townsend ahead of his first test at murrayfield, as head coach of scotland. some rugby league news for you first, and england take on france on sunday,
in theirfinal world cup group game. manager wayne bennett has rotated the team, making four changes, to ensure all 2a members of the squad get some game time. and as dave woods reports from perth, a place in the quarterfinals is at stake. it's been a relaxing week in the perth sunshine for england. they have three days off in their current base of fremantle, before returned to heavy training. that's been some relief in camp that star winger jermaine mcgilvray has been cleared of biting charge by a disciplinary panel, and so avoided a potential ending suspension. there four new faces in the england side for the match france this week, including warrington stand—off kevin brown. regardless of what is in front of me, i will play in a test match for my country in a world cup, so i am not really thinking too far ahead.
ifi not really thinking too far ahead. if i play really well and that gives wayne ahead, that is great. i feel like a little kid again, i am really looking forward to this game. england fans have been arriving in numbers all week for the third and final group numbers all week for the third and finalgroup game, and numbers all week for the third and final group game, and coach wayne bennett believes they will see a tough match. he expects france to be a real challenge. we have tried rehired. and the spirit i have seen all the teams playing. they all value theirjerseys and their countries so i am expecting a hard game on sunday. this has not been a great world cup by the french so far. beaten by lebanon in the first game and flogged by australia in the second. they have arrived in perth looking relaxed but they are hardly on the crest of a wave. the french squad took to the high seas on a day off during the week, but there camp has been rocked by one player being
sent home for disciplinary reasons. but the captain insists they still have the potential to capsize england's hopes. the mood is positive. we know we have got to win this game. we are training for this and we're working hard. we don't wa nt to and we're working hard. we don't want to give up so there is one more game and we need to perform and win. we play in games to win so hopefully we can have a good performance and see what happens. but for all that optimism, england are still heavy favourites. scotland are in world cup action too, they play a must—win game against samoa to ensure a place in the quarterfinals. in rugby union, england take on argentina at twickenham, where exeter‘s henry slade will start at inside centre. head coach eddiejones is resting lions duo maro itoje and owen farrell but is expecting a tough test from the pumas. argentina are a good side. they have
had a lot of close losses in the by had a lot of close losses in the rugby championship. you look at the same side two years ago, semifinalists in the world cup, and eve ryo ne semifinalists in the world cup, and everyone talks about that 2015 world cup as being such a high quality, and they played some exceptional by and they played some exceptional rugby in the quarterfinal and semifinal, so certainly a team you cannot underestimate. also playing tomorrow, wales take on australia in cardiff, with owen williams set to make his first start for wales at centre. and jacob stockdale will make his first ireland appearance on home soil, as they host south africa in dublin. scotland get their autumn series under way against samoa. it will be a momentous occasion for head coach gregor townsend who, more than 20 years after making his playing debut for scotland, will take charge of his first home game for his country. kheredine idsan reports. it has been quite a journey for gregor townsend. now national head
coach, it doesn't seem that long since he was scotland's student stand—off, starting an international playing career. how does he feel about his home coaching debut this weekend? much more relaxed i hope! the reason i say that, by the friday, saturday, the coach's role is much less relevant than it is on monday tuesday. the players should be doing the talking. things could have worked out entirely differently. banking's loss was rugby's game, and he did not need his old computer to figure out he has picked a good time to take charge of scotland, after the most successful nations campaign in yea rs. successful nations campaign in years. you have a team that is very confident. and if the team is
winning like they did in the six nations, there is not much you had to change. i think they felt they had turned a corner. players who had been playing for a while, now they felt they could beat the best teams in the world. capped 82 times for scotland, townsend contributed 164 points in the process, and he was in scotland's last championship winning side back when it was just the five nations. he was coach of the glasgow warriors. can some of that success rub off on the upcoming autumn internationals? we have two teams in the top three in the world in the all blacks and australia. we have samoa who have always been a tough opponent for scotland. and then we play every team in the top eight in the world, apart from south africa in the next six months. what a great challenge it is for us. we realise we have to be at our best to beat the best teams in the world. he managed to beat the best as a player. townsend has done it! if he can do it again as a coach, the nation will once again sing his
praises. let's stay with rugby union. you might have seen recently that scotland's opponents samoa have declared themselves bankrupt. yet players from samoa, and other pacific islands like fiji and tonga have been a big part of rugby union in recent years. but often, after moving to europe, the players suffer with mental health issues. pacific rugby players welfare is a nonprofit organisation that aims to support those who are struggling. patrick gearey has been to find out more. the power of the pacific is now a major force the power of the pacific is now a majorforce in the power of the pacific is now a major force in rugby. the power of the pacific is now a majorforce in rugby. many players have become stars but in the lower regions it is a less glossy world. cultural pressures to send money home remain. we know what we're getting here is probably twice or three times what my parents would be getting a month or my siblings. when they call, you just cannot say no. obviously, they have no idea how ha rd obviously, they have no idea how
hard it is, dealing with bills every month, putting food on the table for the kids now. it is tough, it is really tough. they are far from alone. their only 1.2 million people in fiji, samoa and tom are combined, but players of pacific island heritage provide 15% of all professional rugby players. there may be as many as 800 in europe with 200 in the uk. for many pacific islanders, clubs like the leicester tigers are the dream, a top side in a top league, earning enough money to send home to support your family. but adjusting to life in the uk is not always straightforward. england centre manu tuilagi made the journey to the west at the age of 12. coming from the island was a massive step. when you are here, you have got to work to earn a living, and if you
don't then you end up on the street. somehow found the move particularly hard. in france, three pacific island players have taken their lives in the past five years, because of personal problems in an unfamiliar world. so some expat islanders have set up pacific rugby players welfare, in an attempt to break the silence. culturally, we need to be much better at talking about things will stop we are known as being happy—go—lucky times on the field and off the field, and not taking things very seriously, taking life as it comes, but they can be different when they get home. we need to be more open with each other. this weekend ireland will give a debut to another player whose heritage is in the pacific. the tide from the islands is set to continue. the challenge is to spot those who are the challenge is to spot those who a re left the challenge is to spot those who are left stranded. now time for a look
at the day's other stories. patrice evra has been sacked by marseille and banned from all european club matches by uefa until the end of the season. it follows evra kicking one of his own supporters before marseille's europa league match last week. the former manchester united player will be banned untiljune 2018 and has been fined £8,800. lewis hamilton isn't resting on his laurels after claiming his fourth formula one world title. the briton topped the time sheets in both of today's practice sessions ahead of sunday's brazilian grand prix. his mercedes team mate valtteri bottas was second. history was made in ireland this evening as the women's barbarians played their first ever match. and it was a successful start for the side, as they beat munster women 19—0. and olympianjess varnish is suing uk sport and british cycling. varnish was dropped from british cycling's elite programme last year and former technical director shane sutton was found to have used sexist language towards her. sutton resigned but was later cleared of eight of the nine allegations. british cycling's confirmed that
talks with varnish about a possible resolution are on—going. now, british sprint cyclist vicky barnes has gone through an extraordinary journey in the past two years. after a life—changing crash in 2016, she's had to learn to walk again, before even thinking about ever competing. now she's aiming for a place at next yea r‘s commonwealth games. earlier i spoke to her about her journey from near paralysis, to recovery. i laugh about it now but it was pretty bad at the time. my whole back ripped open as i hit into the fence, so i had to be stitched up. it drew some attention on holiday, to say the least. but it is healing really well. things are going well. not only were your injuries career threatening, they were life—threatening? threatening, they were life-threatening? definitely gives you a different perspective on life. the little things i took for granted, i now appreciate
everything. i am so fortu nate to fortunate to give this another go and hopefully achieve my dreams in tokyo. this crash happened a while before the rio olympics last year. how did it feel mentally? how did you get over the fact that you had to watch rio rather than compete in rio? it definitely motivated me. a few weeks later it hit me on what i had missed out on. i am in a position now where i have the chance and have another crack and hopefully make upfor and have another crack and hopefully make up for lost time in rio. how did it change your outlook on racing and how you saw yourself as a cyclist? it has given me more drive, if anything. i felt like cyclist? it has given me more drive, if anything. ifelt like it cyclist? it has given me more drive, if anything. i felt like it took away my medal that i potentially could have got at rio, or even my chances of being in the olympic team. nowi chances of being in the olympic team. now i have this different
drive. now i really want it. i was in touching distance and it got dragged away from me. i am more driven than i was before and i are making sure i ticked all the boxes on the way. i will come back a better athlete because i have had a chance to strip myself down and work from the ground up, and i will be stronger than i was before. i'm hoping it will all come together and ican be hoping it will all come together and i can be better on the bike. i am trying to look at it as a blessing in disguise that i will come back better than before. we have had it confirmed thatjess varnish is suing british cycling. you know what it is like, do you feel under threat by the way you have been treated and spoken to and how people have been acting towards you? personally, my experience of british cycling has only been positive. they have funded me to go toa
only been positive. they have funded me to go to a special rehabilitation centre in marlow. they have backed me for the last two years. i have not been in the velodrome and i have been focusing on myself and getting myself right. at this stage of my rehab i have to be selfish and focus on myself. but personally, i think the environment is great and i have been fillies aborted. i would not be where i am now if it had not been for british cycling's time and effort that they put in. they did not let me just lay effort that they put in. they did not let mejust lay in effort that they put in. they did not let me just lay in a hospital bed and wrote me off. they have backed me and their support has got me where i am today and i will hopefully be back with the team at the end of january. an incredible story. from one inspirational woman to another. thousands of people with diabetes in britain have to cope with living normal lives everyday. but what about when you're an elite athlete playing for your country? meet the basketball player who is set to win her 50th cap for great britain this saturday, when the squad take on israel in an all—important eurobasket qualifier. rhia chohan reports. georgia jones knows how to take on a
challenge. on the court she is a point guard for great britain. on and off the court she is a type one diabetic. how does she managed to play at the elite level with such a serious condition? i have a sensor on my arm which tells in my glucose levels to the second and it tells me if i'm dropping too low or too high. in the past i never had that. i used to use blood and that would give me a stand—alone number. for practice it is higher, usually around 11. i have got an omnipod which basically tells me what my blood sugar is and how much insulin i should give. it sticks on. it is very light, you cannot feel it at all. three years ago, georgia was forced to pull out
of great britain's squad. she revealed it was her ongoing battle to control her diabetes was the reason. i was basically told that the habits i had created through couege the habits i had created through college of running my blood sugar is too high to play would lead to problems in the future. my mentality has changed from three years ago. it is more of a priority for me. i do not ignore it. it is probably the hardest sport to play as a diabetic because of the hives, the lows, the anxieties. given everything she has done really well. every time she questions it i say maybe if you were not diabetic, you may not have achieved what you have achieved. not diabetic, you may not have achieved what you have achievedlj like the fact that i am showing people it can be done and it does not stop you. if anything, i would say diabetes is a motivating factor
for me. i don't like being told i cannot do something! it has spurred me on to achieve more. georgia will be on the forefront of the action on the court this weekend, but she has already proven she can take on any opponent. best of luck to georgia and the team. how about this for a catch? in the nfl last night, seattle's russell wilson looks like he has nowhere to go. before an impressive pass to his team mate doug baldwin. look at him pirouetting like a ballerina. an incredible throw and an incredible catch. that's all from sportsday. from me jessica creighton and the rest of the team, thanks for watching and enjoy your sport this weekend. good evening. we have what is left
of tropical storm reno. it will bring cloud as you can see and perhaps some rain running along the uk. this cloud will miss most of scotla nd uk. this cloud will miss most of scotland with the cloud, wind and rain further south. for the north and scotland and clearance guys, looking at a touch of frost. more of the wintry showers. they will continue tomorrow as well. further south, this rain tends to ease off a bit through the day. it may well linger on and off through southern england and wales. further north, where it will be drier, it will also bea where it will be drier, it will also be a bit colder as well. not so bad
in the sunshine. temperatures only six or seven in scotland. some bright disguise perhaps. a cloudy and generally dry day for northern ireland. more sunshine to northern england. it will feel particularly chilly where there is the cold air. we have the autumn internationals starting this weekend. for all of those you will need to wrap up well. some rain there. and the rain around in the evening. we get some rain further south. we will start to open the door to some proper cold air. the temperatures begin to fall away and the showers arrived as the winds turn more north or north—westerly. we have a weather system moving around taking the rain away to where the winds will come from. this is arctic maritime air. it will feel cold as well for the second half of the weekend. many places will be dry. initially, showers and northern ireland, wales and the south—west, but then they will transfer to run down these north sea coast. for many inland areas, remembrance sunday
should be dry, cold and sunny with temperatures 69 degrees. as we look into the beginning of next week, monday will be a cold day. then it turns a little bit milder. then there will be some rain. this is bbc news, i'm reeta chakrabarti. the headlines at 7pm: the clock‘s ticking in the brexit talks as the eu says britain has two weeks to clarify how it will settle its "divorce bill". meanwhile, theresa may says she wants to enshrine the time and date of brexit into law and warns she won't tolerate attempts to block the process. wales's first minister, carwynjones, has asked for an independent inquiry into how he handled allegations
against the former minister carl sargeant, who died earlier this week. the father of a brain—damaged baby who has rejected the advice of doctors that his son's ventilator should be switched off has been banned from the hospital treating him. all the big broadband and phone providers agree to automatically compensate customers for poor service from 2019. also this hour, computer education is described as "patchy and fragile". new research discovers more than half of schools in england fail to offer computer science at gcse.