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hundreds of thousands of people join survivors of the florida school shooting at rallies across america to call for stricter gun controls. ina in a little over six minutes, 17 of oui’ in a little over six minutes, 17 of our friends were taken from us, 15 we re our friends were taken from us, 15 were injured, and everyone, absolutely everyone in the community we re absolutely everyone in the community were forever altered. the french policeman who died after swapping places with hostages during yesterday's terror attack is praised for his actions. president macron says he deserves "the respect and admiration of the whole nation". owen smith says he was standing by his principles in arguing for a second brexit referendum after being sacked from the labour front bench over the issue. public health england issue updated advice to people who went to the zizzi restaurant and mill pub at the centre of the double agent poisoning case in salisbury, saying any clothing that can't be washed should be collected by the council. now on bbc news, sportsday.
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the headlines: cambridge celebrate their first clean sweep in all of their first clean sweep in all of the day ‘s boat races since 1997, as oxford are the day ‘s boat races since 1997, as oxford a re left the day ‘s boat races since 1997, as oxford are left crushed on the river thames. outrage in the sport of cricket as australia's cameron brannagan of is caught ball tampering with his captain, steve smith, admitting that he knew. —— cameron bancroft. imperious form from lewis hamilton, taking pole position ahead of the season opener in formula 1 in melbourne. also coming up: we hearfrom northern ireland's latest hero, paul smith, after his dream debut in a friendly victory over south korea. no rest for the weary, england forward maro
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itoje is back for saracens with no sign ofa itoje is back for saracens with no sign of a six nations hangover. good evening, plenty for us to take a look at, we will start with the pens out on the thames today, cambridge won the men's, women's and both reserve boat races, the first time that has happened in 21 years. john watson by the banks of the river for john watson by the banks of the riverfor us. voiceover: traditional jewel on the thames. under overcast skies, a battle for clearwater, cambridge starting on the south side, soon had the pick of it, calm waters and calm heads, building a lead they would never relent quick. co-commentator: cambridge seem to be entering a period of some dominance.
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four members of this group howard cambridge to a course record last year, the return ushering in an ear of light blue dominance, back—to—back wins for the first time in19 back—to—back wins for the first time in 19 years. after defeat to oxford last year, can the cambridge crew in the men's race that's the performance? they started as strongly, with a lead comes the advantage of plotting the best course. “— advantage of plotting the best course. —— match that performance. the men demonstrated power and control, with the tallest man to compete in the boat race, cambridge's jim letten at compete in the boat race, cambridge'sjim letten at six foot ten, the lead took them to the victory. emphatic victory, today, this stretch of the thames belonged entirely to cambridge. studio: widespread shock in cricket today after the australian captain steve smith admitted he and other players knew about the plan to gain
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unfair advantage by ball tampering in the third test against south africa. australian bowler cameron ba ncroft africa. australian bowler cameron bancroft has admitted responsibility and charged with attempting to change the condition of the ball, he was caught on camera during day three of the third test in cape town using a piece of sticky tape to work on the ball, he then hit it inside of his trousers before being questioned by the on field umpire. south africa close on 238—5, tech and innings lead of 294, but the australian captain has admitted he was aware. i'm not proud of what has happened. it's not within the spirit of the game. my integrity, the team's integrity, we spoke about it, we thought it was a possible way to getan we thought it was a possible way to get an advantage. and obviously it did not work, the umpires did not see it change the way the ball was
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behaving or anything like that. for choice. —— it was a poor choice... we are deeply regrettable, i guess, oui’ we are deeply regrettable, i guess, our actions. on myself, i saw an opportunity to potentially use some granules from the rough patches on the wicket and try to change the ball condition. it didn't work, the umpires didn't change the ball, once i was cited, on screens, for having done that, well... that resulted in me shoving it down my trousers. meanwhile, england's cricketers blessed with another rain ruined day in the opening test against new zealand, only 17 balls bowled on the third day in auckland, just four i’u ns third day in auckland, just four runs scored before play was abandoned, with new zealand 233—4,
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henry nicholls reaching the half—century. posts are lead by 175 runs, despite the dismal first—innings total, the weather may have just done enough to save them and makea have just done enough to save them and make a draw the likely outcome. the new formula 1 season started this weekend, already looks like it will be excitingly close, the times from the big teams very tight indeed, good news for british bands, british champion lewis hamilton looking better than ever, fitter than ever, starting the long prion pole position after producing a sensational qualifying lap which he described as as close as he can get to perfection. voiceover: what a way for lewis hamilton to start the 2018 formula 1 season, in qualifying he came out in imperious form, better than everybody else by seven tenths ofa than everybody else by seven tenths of a second, securing his seventh pole position at around this albert park circuit in melbourne, a circuit he really likes but does not have a
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great track record for wing on, so he needs to convert the pole position to a first win, and see if he can challenge for a fifth world title. formula 1 is back and before qualifying, the excitement was understandable, we were supposed to be about to witness a challenge to lewis hamilton and mercedes's dominance, ferrari looked like they might have closed the gap in pre—season testing, when sebastian vettel took the time sheet in the second session, it felt like things we re second session, it felt like things were about to get tasty. mercedes suffered another blow at the start of the final session, valtteri bottas giving his mechanics the prospect of a sleepless night trying to rebuild his car in time for the race. no such troubles for hamilton, the reigning champion clocked the quickest time ever seen in qualifying at albert park, the gap to the ferraris of kimi raikkonen and sebastian vettel was massive, more than half a second. fifth
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consecutive pole position down under, record six in australia, surpassing ayrton senna. with the result we have had for these years you would think it was the norm but it is not, stilljust as intense, my heart is racing, i wish you could feel it. i'm so happy with that lap, such a nice lap. i'm always driving perfection, that's as close as i can get. it will take something remarkable to stop him from retaining the title ‘s top bloke it was quite big but was not straightforward. with the weather this morning... we have to be happy with where we are. still a lot of work to be done. to improve things. very close, exciting... a shame that lewis had quite a big gap at the end but i guess his lap was pretty good, looking forward to tomorrow, i think we improve. we will see what
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happens. valtteri bottas had that heavy impact, had to go to the medical centre to be checked out but was given the all clear, more of a bruised ego than anything. could see a very costly mistake as well, you might have to shuffle back a further five places if the team have to replace his gearbox, which would mean he starts from 15th on the grid. elsewhere, red bull doing pretty well, qualified in fourth and fifth, daniel ricciardo shuffles back three places because of the penalty given to him by stewards for speeding under a red flag. and the mclarens have done well, fernando alonso was happy with and 11th place. its team—mate stoffel vandoorne starting 12. game on to see what happens in the race tomorrow. it may have been a surprise. premier league football, none this weekend, international friendlies, promising results for
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northern ireland at windsor park, up against south korea, despite being ranked 35 places below them, going to the world cup, 2—1, good result for michael o'neill, first game in charge since the new contract. debutant winner, hug from the manager, paul smith, the new northern ireland goal—scoring hero. that was after south korea, who will play at the world cup finals this summer, took an early lead in belfast. northern ireland soon back on level terms, set piece which falls the korean defence, jimmy ward's shot was deflected in. in the second half, koreans created plenty, but could not convert. another on his first cap, trevor carson, saving here. with minutes to go, queens park rangers's smith popped up, only on the field a short time, there was -- it on the field a short time, there was —— it was a moment he will never forget. all those bands there, thinking about it, getting my
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chance, putting low, into the corner, he has put the ball down to me, one touch, into the corner. northern ireland win their first game since the heartbreak of missing out on a place in the world cup. england go into the world cup, their performance against the netherlands last night was overshadowed by fan trouble in amsterdam, more than 100 fa ns were trouble in amsterdam, more than 100 fans were arrested, the largest number at fans were arrested, the largest numberatan fans were arrested, the largest number at an england game for several years. british police have questioned whether match was scheduled there on a friday night, describing the behaviour of many travelling supporters as appalling. on the pitch, jesse lingard scored his first international goal in the 1-0 his first international goal in the 1—0 victory, extending the unbeaten run to seven matches. world cup preparations will continue on tuesday when they face italy at wembley, monetary gareth southgate says he hopes what happened off the field will not overshadow the victory. without knowing all the detail, not something that you want to hear. i hope it does not detract
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from what was a really good performance, because the players we re performance, because the players were certainly good ambassadors for the country. scotland's returning head coach alex mcleish has urged for patients after his new look side lost at home, 1—0, against costa rica, this was alex mcleish‘s first game in charge, second spell with scotland. almost an experiment. each, listen, iwant scotland. almost an experiment. each, listen, i want to win, the same as any other man, but what i wa nt same as any other man, but what i want to do, is to get the right result at the right time. it is not a marathon in terms of games before the win, but let's say it is a mini marathon. wales will play uruguay in the final of the china cup on monday, after a huge 6—0 win in the first match for ryan giggs as their
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manager but the trip has notjust been about the football, there are fa ns to been about the football, there are fans to please as well. in china, it's important to please your hosts, that's why a reluctant sam your hosts, that's why a reluctant sa m vo kes your hosts, that's why a reluctant sam vokes and harry wilson just couldn't say no to a game of sharad ‘s onstage. —— charades. in this pa rt ‘s onstage. —— charades. in this part of the world, they are more popular than china's home side. before their own training session, a chance to coach some of the city is talented youngsters.
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billy bodin of preston is hoping to play some part in the final of the china cup on monday, two decades after his father, paul, wait for wales. my old man played 25 times for wales, if i can get anywhere near the amount of caps he had, that would be very cheeky. china wants to be a leading football nation, the president wants 20,000 training centres and 70,000 pitches in place by 2020. growing the game here is a long—term project, much more to come, english rugby union hoping to move on, after the poor six nations campaign, premiership back. harlequins have been beaten 24—11 in the first ever premiership match at the london stadium. as last years britain's got winner warm up the crowd, a return to the premiership was a chance for england's talent to show what they are made of after a disappointing six nations. the london stadium has hosted many magical sporting moments, what could saracens and harlequins
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conjure up for the 55,000 fans gathered? step forward liam williams, the welsh winger putting the finishing touches to a well worked play by saracens. quins kept in touch with a couple of penalties until maro itoje, not so fresh from five six nations starts, went for his first premiership try of the season. 18—6, half—time, that was cut when quins captainjames horwood charged over, despite playing with 14 men for the last ten minutes, saracens resisted a harlequins comeback and returns to form just in time for next week's european clash in dublin. —— james horwill. to st james' park, to stjames' park, newcastle have hosted northampton, after an early try for the visitors, the falcons took the lead, he used his score to channel his inner alan shearer.
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despite being outscored three tries to one, they held on for the win. two more results in the english permission. gloucester into the top six. they beat london irish, 33—29. the late result, with newcastle. the england players may have had to play today, ireland's grand slamming side have had the day off. cardiff blues beat ulster. owners point win. final try with the last move of the game, —— bonus point win. keeping alive hopes of reaching the play—offs. ulster need a win next time out against edinburgh to have any chance of making it into the play—offs. monster's spot in the play—offs all
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but confirmed after coming from seven points down to beat last yea r‘s seven points down to beat last year's pro 14 champions the scarlet, 19-7, year's pro 14 champions the scarlet, 19—7, alex wootton went over for their third and final try in the closing stages. dennis, british number one kyle edmund out of the miami open, losing a thrilling second round match to the young american frances tiafoe, in three sets, the first meeting between the two, and it was a tight affair, ranked 63rd in the world, took the first set after a tie—break. edmonds reached the australian open semifinals two months ago, he responded with aggressive tennis, forcing a decider. it went the distance, another tie—break, edmonds saving five match points but could not deny frances tiafoe. —— kyle edmund saving five match points. has not been well recently. big upset in the women's draw in miami, number one seed, was number one, simona halep has lost two agnieszka radwanska, former world number two,
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in three sets. english golfer ian poulter has had a mixed day at the world golf championship in texas, he beat louis oosthuizen to progress to the quarterfinals but is in trouble against american kevin kisner, trailing by five, after seven holes, he's in a race to make it into the top 50 by monday, in order to earn a late invitation to the masters. britain's cyclists continue to dominate on day three of the para— cycling track world championships in rio de janeiro, crystal cycling track world championships in rio dejaneiro, crystal lane right claims the six gold in the women's see five individual pursuit, taking britain's overall medal tally up to 12, also a silver for others. britain's overall medal tally up to 12, also a silverfor others. over 100 mp5 12, also a silverfor others. over 100 mps calling for a world war i hero who was also one of england's first black footballers to be recognised posthumously. walter told to play for tottenham hotspur led 60 men “—
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to play for tottenham hotspur led 60 men —— led 26 men across a river on a night raid into territory, despite being recommended for a military cross, it was never reported —— awarded. —— walter tull. voiceover: they gave their lives for freedom, like so many of the fallen, the name of walter tull is inscribed in northern france as a lasting memorial but his story goes beyond his duty as the first black army officer in britain, he was one of english football's first black players. a sporting career took water told to tottenham hotspur, then on to northampton town. the great war intervened, and set him on a radically different path. we are remembering walter tull. england expect a different connotations back in1918, expect a different connotations back in 1918, head of the centenary of his death this week and, three current tottenham international together with fa youth councillors, took time to learn about his bravery. when you are at school, you
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talk about rosa parks, martin luther king, it is a shame that growing up in england, i had never heard of walter and what he had been through. pretty emotional and moving story. both his parents died by the time he was nine, he grew up in an orphanage, overcoming racism and poverty en route to first—team football and an army commission. he's granduncle, who we know from the accounts, what he did in the war, asa the accounts, what he did in the war, as a family we will always wonder, and we will be proud of our granduncle. his name is listed as an officer, in spite of military law at the time which stated such men must only be white. he was killed just south of the french town. this is where walter tull‘s story ends, trying to defend against a massive german onslaught coming from the east, known as the spring offensive, their final east, known as the spring offensive, theirfinal attempt to east, known as the spring offensive, their final attempt to try to turn their final attempt to try to turn
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the war in their favour. water was shot and killed and his body, like that so many men, lies somewhere under this soil. but the offensive failed. these are some of the most active base of the first world war. i cannot describe how close it is to a german victory, we could be looking at the first world war com pletely looking at the first world war completely differently had it not been for the sacrifices made 100 yea rs been for the sacrifices made 100 years ago by men like walter tull. white over 125 mps have written to the prime minister, asking her to intervene over the military cross recommended to walter tull but never awarded, after 100 years, he might finally be receiving a national recognition he deserves. rather incredible story. we have another one coming up, at the age of just 17, she is one of the youngest and often the only female racing driver in motorsport competitions. hard enough for chanel drew to fit
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studying her a—levels around her training but how would she cope with driving some of the most challenging racing conditions on earth? —— chanelle drew. just 17 but a career thatis chanelle drew. just 17 but a career that is moving fast, last season she came runner—up in the mission linz cup series, a launch pad for many drivers, the youngest and the only woman on the grid. she has also managed to achieve straight as and daysta rs in managed to achieve straight as and daystars in her gcses and is studying full—time now. daystars in her gcses and is studying full-time now. people at home and in college, they never really understood my weekends, did not understand the sacrifices i had to make in order to be as successful asiam to make in order to be as successful as i am now. it has been difficult, growing up in my childhood with the racing but i would not live my life any other way. she is in shanel drewe the gym at least six times a week. —— shanel drewe. she has upped aberration for sweden. in the freezing conditions, not in control
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of the car on the ice, having to learn my way around the circuit, this is a make or break challenge. —— she has upped her training for sweden. first thing that hit me was the bitter cold, and sort of, the feeling in the air of the wind, and the frostbite in the air. -18 degrees today, about to drive on top ofa lake, degrees today, about to drive on top of a lake, covered in a foot of ice. these are some of the toughest conditions in which to drive, it is where formula 1 drivers hone their skills. i have never seen anything like it. the instructor is swedish rally champion, philip carlson. you have to be calm and soft with the steering wheel. judging her performance is a man who could transform her career, impressing graham bluecoat win her vital
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sponsorship, he is a long—time supporter of female drivers. how difficult is it for women to get into motorsport? the only sport in the world just about that does not have a female category, it needs that to get them at least get them started, and then once they have done a championship or a series, competing against each other, then they can compete against the men quite easily. -- graeme glew. difficult to meet growing up, without any particular females to look up to but i hope to be that person one day, and push through and show women that you can make your own way up there. to make that future happen, she needs a good performance right now. looking really good. that looks fast to me. that's really good. time to swap places! so, how will the instructor do? i'm
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going to shock you now... same! from what you have seen this weekend, how do you see her career progressing?” would like to help her, she ticks all the boxes, he would like to help her, she ticks allthe boxes, he is going would like to help her, she ticks all the boxes, he is going to go a long way. a lot of races attempt to make it in motorsport, does not a lwa ys make it in motorsport, does not always succeed but as long as you keep yourself focused on the path, anything can —— racers. happen. this is the peak time for us to push through, this is now or never. —— anything can happen. —— racers. i will do anything i can to make it happen. studio: might not have been any premier league football but a few stories, i am premier league football but a few stories, iam particularly interested in the ball tampering, it is outrageous! i think we will find out a lot more about that, this will go on and on. i have seen a view
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tweets asking for the ashes back, i don't think that will happen. we will keep you updated with the story. top story: cambridge celebrating, if you are out for a pint in putney later, i'm sure it will be good! first clean sweep since 1997. bit of good news for the oxford fans, a bit of sunshine, for much of england and wales, better day tomorrow. scotland and northern ireland enjoy the best of the spring weather, this is the view, temperature shooting up nicely, grey skies across the peak district, grey skies across the peak district, grey skies across the peak district, grey skies across much of england and wales. it all links to storms you
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go, this is what the spanish are calling it, pushing off into france, and parts of spain tonight. —— storm hugo. torrid night there, the cloud across the uk will go with it as well. cloud producing outbreaks of rain and drizzle, confined to the channel islands. a few showers in scotland, northern ireland, icy conditions. clear skies, northern england, wales, late in the night, frost, patchy fog. down towards the south—east corner, drizzle. much better day across all of england and wales compared with yesterday, isolated showers in the north, northern ireland, and showers in northern parts of scotland, but a good deal gets through dry. joining the rest of the country in double—figure temperatures, will feel warm. temperatures will drop as we head into the evening, clear skies around, frost developing to ta ke skies around, frost developing to take us into monday morning, the new
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week starts with a widespread frost. it and miss across the south—east corner, for many, a frost around as temperatures dropped in two minus double digits in the countryside, and then things turn milder. net weight, story of the battle of the air masses. will atlantic air win over? will it be colder, scandinavian air, we will be back to winter, we will have to wait and see. cold start, atlantic air wins over, and cloud spilling in, outbreaks of rain across ireland in two parts of south—west scotland, the breeze picking up too. temperatures at this stage in double figures for the vast majority, mild night to take us into tuesday as the area of low pressure responsible for rain moves across the country, then sinking down. night of rain across england and wales, rain will return through the day. northern flank, turning colder, sleet and snow over the higher ground. back to winter
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next week but british summer time starts tonight, clocks move forward in our. -- clocks move forward one hour. hundreds of thousands of people across america join student—led protests to call for tighter gun controls in a little over six minutes, 17 of our friends were taken from us, 15 were injured, and everyone, absolutely everyone, in the douglas community was forever altered. emma gonzalez stood before the crowd for six minutes the sound of silence — parkland school survivor emma gonzalez stood before the crowd for six minutes in memory of those who lost their lives. he fell as a hero — tributes to the french policeman who died after saving the lives of hostages sacked from the labour front bench for calling for a second referendum. but owen smith says he will stick by his principles. a warning over
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