hello. this is bbc news. the eu tells theresa may she has two weeks to put more money on the table if the eu is to agree to begin brexit trade talks before the end of the year. a number of people are feared dead after a light aircraft and a helicopter collide in mid air in buckinghamshire. president mugabe makes his first public appearance since the military the military seized control of the zimbabwean government. in a moment it will be time for sportsday but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news... we'll be speaking to the human rights activist peter tatchell about his confrontation with robert mugabe, following the military coup in zimbabwe. also joining us will be the labour peer lord adonis, talking to us about his infrastructure plans. and we'll be speaking about this family renting in west london, after they claimed they had been discriminated against
because they have children after being warned they could be evicted because of their ba by‘s crying. that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. good evening. on the way, up in smoke, australia retain the women's ashes as england lose the twenty20 in sydney. is the power shifting in north london as arsenal played totte n ha m. north london as arsenal played tottenham. will england deliver against australia? australia celebrating their first success australia celebrating their first success in what is a busy winter of
cricket to come. their women retains the ashes as england slipped to a six wicket defeat, and the tourists can only expect a draw —— hope for a draw at best. english cricket hoping this is not a sign of things to come. england's knew it was when our blast for their hopes. not the moment for one of the most chaotic start as you will see. second ball had knight caught behind, or what she? the catch seemingly taking in front of the stamps. england were confused and they are just disintegrated. the ashes surely as good as ever. 16—4. as gillian butterfingers, a battling half—ce ntu ry butterfingers, a battling half—century for danny. the giants
proved a mere flicker as they were despatched into the city night. a couple of wickets briefly rekindle their hopes. australia have done it with two games to spare. england might be the world champions but in the series, they were second best. you could see it on the faces of the girls at the end of the game. the motion. we were disappointed. we had a chance at 16—1; to get 130, we had a chance at 16—1; to get 130, we had a chance at 16—1; to get 130, we had a chance to be in the game. with the men's ashes starting next week, australian fans already have much to cheer. i cannot wait till next thursday to win it again. twice in a year. spectacular. great venue, the girls are playing such a great standard. men's coming up, it is a
good time to be as gillian. in a year where they scaled the heights of the world cup win, ending in disaster. as andy was reporting, six days until the men begin their ashes series at the end of the third day of theirfinal warm series at the end of the third day of their final warm up series at the end of the third day of theirfinal warm up match, a australian cricket 11. a flurry of late wickets will have worried the coaches. i guess the big question is, patrick, where are england at in their preparations ahead of the start of the ashes? the phoney war pa rt start of the ashes? the phoney war part of the ashes before the tests we re part of the ashes before the tests were maxed out. —— start. five wickets, very cheaply lost. jonny ba i rstow, wickets, very cheaply lost. jonny bairstow, marine algae. all gone
fairly quickly. —— gaia pope. the spinners took three wickets. a mixed bag. —— moeen ali. two batsmen, plenty of doubts before the tour, scored runs at the right moment. mixed day. two good days. and perhaps the day we took our eye off the ball a fraction with the bat, disappointed with the session. pleased with the 100th. obviously at the end, we still in context of this particular game, we are in position. in terms of our operation going into next week, we feel like we have dipped below where we were the last two days. things are england to work
on. we saw australia's women winning. surprises for the men's selection? quite a lot of upset people in the australia squad. shane bourne thinks england are in a better place. another former as gillian player the selectors morons. —— shane warne. and an uninspired selection of a veteran. tim payne, the tasmanian, the wicketkeeper, he has not been keeping wicket much for his fate. one first—class century is four test appearances came seven years ago. he would have said they felt his test career was over before the call came. it is exciting. for an australian, the biggest series in
cricket. to be here in australia is even better. test seven years ago, to make it again is exciting. i am up to make it again is exciting. i am up for it. interesting moves there on the selection front. for the moment, patrick, thank you. the premier league is back after the international break and expect fireworks between arsenal and totte n ha m fireworks between arsenal and tottenham tomorrow lunchtime. the former manager of both clubs has been assessing the current climate at the emirates. it has dipped from the standards they set themselves. edge slowly away. with the ball, fantastic, without, not so good. totte n ha m fantastic, without, not so good. tottenham finished higher than arsenalfor tottenham finished higher than arsenal for the first time since 1995 season. as the power base shifting? not yet. it is on its way.
u nless shifting? not yet. it is on its way. unless arsenal up their game plan. i think there is every chance now that totte n ha m think there is every chance now that tottenham could do it. they have an outstanding manager. ithink tottenham could do it. they have an outstanding manager. i think he is going to be one of the best. but the next hurdle for them is really to win some silverware. of course, i think that is key for tottenham. they will not be rated until they get silverware on the board. this is tomorrow's fixture list. sergio aguero had a health scare on international duty. expect some familiarfaces, zlata n zlatan and pogba, in the manchester
united squad. celtic take on ross cou nty united squad. celtic take on ross county in the early kick—off there. three points clear of aberdeen currently, taking on motherwell. hibernian are two points further backin hibernian are two points further back in third. rangers are seeking a new manager following the sacking of pedro caixinha, taking on hamilton. still plenty tonight. we go down and literally as england's rugby league side keep unusual company ahead of their world cup quarterfinal to come on sunday. and do not miss this. carl frampton giving thomas came a real work—out ahead of his big fight in belfast tomorrow. a pretty disastrous 2017, in his own words, but carl frampton is determined to end the year on a high. oh! uncomfortable viewing.
belgium's david goffin completes the semi—final line—up at the world tour finals in london. goffin had to beat dominic thiem in their last group game to progress. and he did so in straight sets 6—4, 6—1. but his opponent in the semis is tournament favourite roger federer. jack sock and grigor dimitrov will contest the other semi. no rafael nadal, the world number one wasjoined no rafael nadal, the world number one was joined through injury. sir bradley wiggins is set to make his competitive rowing debut at next month's british indoor championships. the olympic cycling champion and tour de france winner will compete in the 2,000 metre race at london's olympic velodrome on the 9th of december. and lee kendall has quit hisjob,
former goalkeeping coach, adopted a fa ke former goalkeeping coach, adopted a fake caribbean accent while speaking to aluko. no further action to come. tomorrow, the autumn internationals. wins for england, ireland, scotland on the opening weekend but how different that could be tomorrow. england after the sluggish start against argentina last weekend take on australia. wales against georgia after defeat last weekend. whether scotla nd after defeat last weekend. whether scotland can notch another victory remains to be seen as they take on world champions new zealand and ireland complete the line—up. eddie jones ringing the changes tomorrow. fourin jones ringing the changes tomorrow. four in total, accusing his opposite number of showing a lack of respect after the australian suggested england will try to bully his side tomorrow. but praise for the england
captain, dylan hartley. since the appointment of the new captain, i think they have been well organised. he has a good record as the captain now. a lot of support from the plain group, doing a good job. together, able to harness the resources and make it happen. that is good for them. mad if he didn't, he would be. scotla nd them. mad if he didn't, he would be. scotland under gregor townsend, read out a thriller in their victory over samoa. the real test as they host new zealand. here is gregor. you have to be accurate, play with intensity. in the face of a team who will play with intensity and test you in attack and defence. you have to believe in what you are doing. belief in the game plan. the way our players can play. their aggression, fitness, we can test anything in the
world. just putting that out there for 18 minutes is tough but we believe our players can do that —— 80 minutes. wales make changes to the team who lost to australia. warren gatland says younger players really a chance with the world cup two years away. we were going to make six changes at least anyway. we feel this is an opportunity for some of those youngsters in the squad. exposing them to this level, giving them a chance to play in hand. the same message about us building for the next two years. a move mirrored byjoe schmidt of ireland, 13 changes to the match against fiji, surprising after the south africa match. younger players giving the to
impress ahead of the tour to japan. —— after the tour to japan. the number came to the usa and japan and showed they were progressing. they will get a stern test now to see if their progression can continue under real stress. england's women are backin real stress. england's women are back in action this evening as they face canada in the first of the series. seven uncapped players, the read roses chris kane since losing to new zealand in august. we can get back out there, do something about it, show the world what a great team we are. that is what we have the opportunity to do now. what do you hope to take out of the three
matches against canada ? hope to take out of the three matches against canada? we had a new squad. some girls have gone off, some have come in. fresh, exciting players which will add a different dimension to our game. they will be desperate for a big performance after the disappointment of the world cup. england face papa new guinea, the only nation in which by guinea, the only nation in which rugby league features as its national spot in sunday's quarterfinal of the rugby league world cup. the returning sam burgess will and bruce wayne bennett's ranks and it's time for the squad to sharpen their teeth in melbourne. england's players have had a chance to ta ke england's players have had a chance to take a deep breath is weak and reflect on their tournament so far. for some, a trip to melbourne's famous aquarium to get up close with the marine life and go scuba diving with sharks and rays. but hard work on the training field and for the first time in three weeks, sam burgess able to train with his
team—mates and give england a timely boost ahead of the quarterfinal with papa new guinea. they are four weeks into the campaign so sharpening up a bit. good to be back out there. the squad is carrying bumps and bruises. but a star wingerjermaine mcgilvray is expected to recover from an ankle injury and hoping to add to his record of nine tries in nine england appearances. 9-9, not bad. iwould swa p appearances. 9-9, not bad. iwould swap that for a world cup any time. like you said, it is massive over here in australia. the good, the bad. good for the rugby league that we're getting this sort of exposure. papa new guinea have played all their games at home in their capital city and had the benefit of fanatical support. it is the national sport. problems with politics and stuff like that but when it comes to the national team,
eve ryo ne when it comes to the national team, everyone all support that one thing. you cannot really leave the hotel. it is pretty full on. maybe the other teams in our poll inexperience that, but it is pretty good. it is the only country in the world by by the only country in the world by rugby league is the national sport and the players have an opportunity to reach the world cup semifinals for the first time ever and make history. the sharks are circling ahead of the quarterfinals. england, lose and going home. but they remain confident they can go to bristol into the world cup finals. what a match to come. matthew fitzpatrick has a 1—shot lead in golf‘s season—ending tour championship in july. the race today by sees things hotting up as tommy fleetwood gets
back into contention asjustin rose is two off the reader. justin rose went to sleep having assumed control of the race to survive. today, time for tommy fleetwood to fight back. earlier this morning, the english man posted a seven under par 60 52 shoots through the leaderboard and really puts the pressure on his english counterpart. pressure that tommy fleetwood was feeling yesterday as he admitted after his run today. i was clearly nervous. i do not know who would not be in a new situation. with that score, i have kept myself in that they chance. i needed to make sure i was still around today. rose is definitely still around today, third after a two under 70. how costly could a three putt on the 18th be on sunday? if i look back on that, a lot of chances i could have taken.
good having 3a better. at the same time, a good, solid effort after yesterday and getting off to a strong start puts me in a great position for the vacant. sergio garcia the only player to start tommy fleetwood justin rose from winning, five shots off the lead. despite his best efforts, it will ta ke despite his best efforts, it will take a miracle to stop an englishman being crowned euro's top golfer and england could provide the winner of this tournament. fitzpatrick reads on ten under with hatton not far behind. justin rose, sergio garcia, tommy fleetwood would give a lot for one of those tomorrow. the three—time two waits world champion carl frampton mixes come tomorrow after losing the wba featherweight
belt in january. after losing the wba featherweight belt injanuary. a change of promoter and trainer and he hopes it will be a winning formula as he looks to bounce back from a disappointing 2017. conor frampton has placed himself in manchester with a view trainer and a new promoter. the 30—year—old has had to roll with the punches over the past 12 months. i'm not into tale lies, a tough year, big changes. none of it has been easy. i am an emotional person. i am has been easy. i am an emotional person. iam in has been easy. i am an emotional person. i am in a good position. lucky that i have a good, strong family around me who will support me, give me good advice. big plans moving forward. but the more immediate aim is impressing on his comeback. i need a good performance. it cannot be lacklustre. i needed the win first and foremost. that is the win first and foremost. that is the most important thing. i need to
be explosive. i need to put in a good performance. i believe i can do it. i would like to squeeze a fight in around march or april sort of time. is that locked in for 2018, windsor park? windsor park has been booked for a feud dates, depending on different things can happen from now to them. but that is. three times, two weight world champion. arguably ireland's's greatest ever boxer. in his own words, it has been a pretty disastrous 2017. but carl frampton is determined to end the year on a high. earlier! disappointing for him but painful
for thomas! success has not been ha rd to for thomas! success has not been hard to come by for eight members of the english hockey team part of the gb squad who won the incredible gold in rio last year, a large part of the squad in action later against germany. desperate for more success having been given a taste of its first year. —— last year. one of the most iconic in a historic performance. commentator: that is the golden goal. first ever olympic hockey gold a glorious end to the careers of several established stars, but those who remain are arguably more ambitious than ever. those who have had a taste of god, you want nothing else. —— a taste of gold to. we are looking to 2020 but
big tournaments along the way. the final in new zealand will see england take on the best hockey teams in the panicked and boosted by head coach danny carey back in charge since the first time since suffering a heart attack was that we have pace, we have depth, it is exciting. it's makes me move on from what has happened injuly. that seems surreal what has happened injuly. that seems surreal now what has happened injuly. that seems surreal now really because... personally, i am looking forward to being back out. we want to be the first women's team to recreate success again and again in british art. we can go to the other side of the world to create history, and the squad is going places. they proved they enjoyed rewriting the record books at last year's olympics. a first ever world league title would bea first ever world league title would be a step towards their goal of becoming the most dominant nation in
women's hockey. they are not the only ones chasing silverware this year. voting is now open for the bbc african footballer of the year. one of those in the running is salah. he has enjoyed a tremendous start since moving to the premier league. why should he get your votes? he is like a 100 metres sprinter who can score goals. his numbers are for nominal. for a couple of seasons in rome, sticking the ball in the back of the net. he has delivered so far this season. in rome and now with
liverpool, having a good time. when i scored against ghana, it was good. here, the goal against arsenal. fantastic ball from coutinho and salah's faces phenomena. it is a big award. —— his pace is phenomenal. i would like to win it. he is if proper forward, would like to win it. he is if properforward, not a would like to win it. he is if proper forward, not a wide would like to win it. he is if properforward, not a wide player coming from midfield, he is a proper forward. i played from liverpool, please vote for me as african player of the year. salah desperate for your vote. joined by keita, moses, mane,
aubamayang. that's it. back tomorrow at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. for now, goodbye. it may have been a cold but some sunny spells around. the best of the sunshine in southern england. scotla nd sunshine in southern england. scotland heavy showers. flipping things tomorrow and scotland seen the best of the sunshine, southern england cloudier. not such a widespread frost tonight. already a touch of frost developing in places, temperatures dropping where skies are clear. some areas of father
brown. some of us may go in and out of frost. a few showers for northern ireland, england, scotland. even in a relatively low levels. cloud increasing in wales. rural spots see the lowest temperatures. saturday morning, some of us start with frost. blustery showers in the north and northern isles, but also sunshine. spells in northern ireland. showers working southwards across northern england. that would clear, some sunshine, a cold, frosty start away from towns and cities. east anglia, north—east england, cold. patchy rain working eastwards across the midlands, east anglia, much of southern england through the course of the day. cloudy, damp and that will be cold feeling. cloud in northern ireland, mainly dry, sunshine in northern england and the
best of the sunshine in scotland. a cold day, though, particularly as year the wind stronger compared with elsewhere. saturday evening and night, eventually taking the rain affecting parts of southern england southwards. still lingering towards... even into sunday morning. elsewhere, where skies clear, temperatures will drop, widespread frost. sunday, cloud, northern rain northern ireland through wales into the south—west, trying to move north east. not much excess during the day. leaving much of scotland, eastern parts of england with glorious sunshine. it will be another chilly day. cloud in the west, less chilly air starting to move in. as the area of garden rain moves north—east sunday into monday, making colder air, which could see snow. we will keep you updated. this is bbc news.
i'm martine croxall. the headlines at seven. a number of people are feared dead after a light aircraft and a helicopter collide in mid air in buckinghamshire. iamat i am at the scene where we are expecting the latest shortly from the police about the number of casualties and possibly what led to this aircraft and this helicopter falling from the skies. the eu tells theresa may she has two weeks to put more money on the table if the eu is to agree to begin brexit trade talks before the end of the year. while good progress on citizens' rights is being made, we need to see much more progress on ireland and on a financial settlement. we are agreed good progress has been made, there's more to be done