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after the programmes, the first time this has happened. david attenborough was at university college london today with some of the scientists who've been working on the plankton. students looked on as he saw images of it for the first time. 0h, hello, david. hi, how are you? i'm very well. you're enjoying these, obviously? oh, i think they're marvellous, i think they're stunning. what about the one named after blue planet, this little one here? i'm not sure about the likeness, but... but he had a serious point, too, that plankton have a vital role to play for the planet as a whole. they are an essential element in the whole cycle of oxygen production and carbon dioxide, and all the rest of it. you mess about with this sort of thing and the echoes, and the reverberations, the consequences, extend throughout the atmosphere. a lecture hall was packed to see the great man.
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with adoring expressions, the students and staff hung on every word. david attenborough has a remarkable ability to inspire. microscopic plants, encased in shells of limestone... more than 30 years ago, he highlighted the importance of plankton. now, one of these tiny, intricate organisms drifts through the oceans carrying the name of one of his most famous programmes. david shukman, bbc news. hello and welcome to sportsday, i'm damian johnson. ahead on the programme: harry kane strikes again
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for tottenham but brighton hit back to earn a valuable point and edge closer to premier league safety. england's goal medal winning netballers touch down to a heathrow heroes‘ welcome on their commonwealth games return. olympic great on the track — now mo farah targets a podium finish in sunday's london marathon. the london marathon is one of the big marathons in the world. it seems to get most of the best runners. brighton took a big step towards premier league safety after coming
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from behind to secure a 1—1 draw at home to spurs. spurs rested dele alli. the result means britain are eight points clear of relegation. —— brighton. after a year of english football was my top table, brighton are hungry for more. points required secure their survival against totte n ha m , secure their survival against tottenham, they merely gave themselves the start they needed. they could not quite find the faintest touch, but with spurs pressing forward, it was those faint touch that were keeping this level. maty ryan seven first, then with half—time seconds away, brilliantly. but spurs are a team with an eye on the future. champions league qualification and an fa cup semifinal in their sights, they did eventually find their way around the keeper. harry kane putting them ahead. the lead would lastjust a matter of seconds. a clumsy
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challenge in the box presenting pascal gross with an opportunity. deserving of an equaliser, a little luck would keep them level. shane duffy's deflection could so easily have done some damage. but a hard earned point and survival getting closer. it is important, because it was in the next session, a disappointing one for us. i think we could have played better. we created some great chancesin played better. we created some great chances in the second half. brighton did a very good job. it is the result we deserve. i think most people would have thought when they got that goal early in the second half, they are probably go —— going to go on and get a second—hand affair. so the reply to that give us the left again to go into the second
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half, but we knew it was going to be difficult but i thought we handled most things relatively well. but it took a huge effort from the team. it has been a busy night of football, accrington stanley have been promoted into leaguei football, accrington stanley have been promoted into league i after victory over yeovil. you can find out more on that on the bbc sport website. that's well, manchester city of course clinched the premier league title on sunday after neighbours united suffered a surprise defeat to west brom. well, today we've spoken to one of the key members of pep guardiola's title winning side. bernardo silva has played in 31 of their 33 matches in the league, he was the matchwinner against chelsea only last month. he's been speaking to simon stone. it feels great, obviously, to win such a hard league like the premier league. and when the game finished, we went to celebrate. john came to pick me up and we went to meet with
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some staff and players, some fans as well. it was a fantastic moment to be able to celebrate with all of them. it was a bully the main goal for us to win the premier league this season, because everyone knows how difficult it is. to win it and to be able to celebrate it, it is something fantastic, and now it is time to enjoy. everyone can see the way he wants the team to play, the way he wants the team to play, the way he wants the team to play, the way he build the team was fantastic. soi way he build the team was fantastic. so i think all the players enjoy a lot to be here and to play this way. personally i have learned a lot of things every day, and it has been a fantastic experience to be managed by him. a quick round up of some of the day's other football stories, and manchester city striker sergio aguero is set to miss the rest of their season after undergoing minor knee surgery. the argentine struggled to overcome an injury suffered in training last month. aguero has been troubled by a problem in his left knee for the last five weeks.
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no timescale for his recovery has been given, but with city already crowned premier league champions, the world cup in russia will become his main target. rangers have suspended club captain lee wallace and striker kenny miller following a heated exchange with manager graeme murty. it followed sunday's 4—0 scottish cup semifinal defeat by celtic. the scottish internationals have been told to stay away from ibrox alonso faces a three match ban if he accepts the charge, which would include sunday's fa cup semi final against the saints. chris froome has moved up a place to fourth overall at the tour of the alps following a battling ride on the toughest stage. the team sky leader launched one of his trade mark attacks just over half a mile from the finish of the second stage,
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but wasn't able to hold off his rivals. he ended up crossing the line in fiemme in italy in fourth place, four seconds behind the day's winner, miguel angel lopez. just days after losing his first atp tourfinal, kyle edmund is out of the monte carlo masters. he was well beaten in his first round match by the italian qualifier andreas seppi. the british number one, who this week rose to a career high number 23 in the world, lost in three sets. uk anti—doping are stepping up their efforts in the fight against drugs cheats. increased funding means that they will take double the amount of tests to 6000 a year by 2022. they have also come up with 32 "disruptive techniques" to help deter cheats. the use of sniffer dogs is also being considered to help trace performance enhancing substances. putting a passive sniffer dog where
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it may sniff out illicit substances, performance enhancing substances being taken, is a good disruption technique. it might have —— it might not —— might not have any success. but it could be very pro—intervention with the individuals we think they might be at risk of doping. because of intelligence for those that they are engaged with. i'm just going along and talking them through and giving them the opportunity to change the pathway. another wave of commonwealth athletes have arrived back home from australia's gold coast. there was a big cheer for england's netballers at heathrow. their gold medal against australia secured with the final throw was one of the games‘ highlights. you are in a bubble and that is all you know about so the response we've had is incredible. one of the best things about doing it is that you are inspiring young girls, getting more people involved in the sport. if it inspires more girls to play, that's amazing, such a bonus.
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this sunday, the london marathon returns — it's live on bbc one. mo farah will be among the contenders in the men's race. after retiring from the track following last yea r‘s world athletics championships he's, now set his heart on 0lympic marathon glory in tokyo in 2020. the briton has dominated distance running, winning the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the last two olympics and claiming six world titles. but on his marathon debut in london four years ago, he was only able to finish eighth. this weekend he'll return to the capital's streets hoping to improve on that. it's nice to have that support and people thinking you're going to win every race but the track, yes, i did that for a number of years over a decade, winning races but now i'm starting a new career in the marathon and it's going to be totally different. the london marathon ones is one of the big ones in the world and it has the best
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runners here so the race is going to be a difficult one. forget the london marathon this coming sunday and the boston marathon yesterday. what you're about to see takes the endurance race to another level. 60 athletes from over 20 countries have been competing in the north pole marathon, running 26.2 miles in temperatures of minus 30 degrees celsius. plenty of layers were needed to protect against the elements. that fella did it with his two huskies, druro and blue. british athlete ted jackson completed the race, but even with the best protection, here he is afterwards doing his best impression of tormund, the wildling from game of thrones. it is really tough. the deep snow, very tough. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead
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to what the papers will be bringing us to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the deputy political editor of the sunday times, and laura hughes, political correspondent for the financial times. welcome to you both. and it tomorrow's front pages are already in. the financial times these with the pound hitting a post—referendum high against the dollar with investors betting on an interest rate rise next month. the guardian's front page has allegations that the home office destroyed and rush
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immigrants' landing cards despite warnings that doing so would make it harder to get records. the picture is of the murdered maltese journalists. the express users today's which growth and employment figures to take aim at george osborne's so—called project fear, which predicted economic gloom after brexit. the mirror reports on comments made by the celebrity lawyer nicknamed mr loophole who says that ant mcpartlin got off lightly with an £86,000 fine for a drink—driving charge. the telegraph leads with the commons debate into anti—semitism, which saw labour mps criticise jeremy corbyn for not doing enough to stamp it out. the times also leads with tension within the labour party over a rise in anti—semitism. finally, the prime
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minister's apology the caribbean leaders of members of the windrush generation threatened with deportation because they couldn't verify their immigration status. so, lots of different stories begin tomorrow's front pages, let's see what our reviewers make of them all. let's start with the story deborah lee dominates most of the front pages, about the windrush, the people who came over in the windrush, and the guardian, which has led on this, the home office destroyed key data on windrush citizens. tell us about this, caroline. it is turning into a bit ofa car caroline. it is turning into a bit of a car crash. at the moment we have got the commonwealth heads of government meeting for a very key meeting in the calendar, and basically what has happened here is that the guardian has discovered the landing card slips of the windrush immigrants have been destroyed and we re immigrants have been destroyed and were destroyed back in 2010, which was basically the only evidence that
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they are possibly could have been of they are possibly could have been of the arrival date of these individuals. that is what this is centred around, whether or not they have the legal right to remain here and to be here. the interesting thing about this is that it has come from a whistle—blower who worked within the home office context who said that this happened in 2010, that this happened despite warnings that this happened despite warnings that if they did this it would make it very difficult to find out exactly find people had arrived, pre—empting this particular scandal. but if you think about when this happened, 0ctober but if you think about when this happened, october 2010, this isjust shortly after theresa may was appointed home secretary. so this very much happened under her watch, even though she has apologised for it today. this is going to be a story that is clearly going to rumble on, given the potential impact on the potential numbers that could be involved. there have been suggestions that up to 50,000 people could


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