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today is very special for me, very special. didn't expect to be actually on this train because i'm not involved, obviously, in the keighley worth valley. but very kindly friends invited us tojoin in. i blew this whistle 50 years ago to set the train off, this train off, from keighley. for half a century, this heritage line has been at the very heart of the worth valley. its dedicated volunteers will be determined to see it through its next 50. phil bodmer, bbc news, west yorkshire. peter firmin — the co—creator of the clangers — has died — aged 89. in a career spanning six decades, he helped to create basil brush, as well as bagpuss, ivor the engine and noggin the nog. in 1999 bagpuss was voted the most popular bbc children's programme ever made, and in 2014 peter firmin received a bafta lifetime achievement award. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren bett.
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today we had some heat and there will be some thunderstorms across wales and southern england. some cloud moving into eastern scotland bringing in some fresh air to northern scotland. contrast that temperature with the much more humid weather we have in the south. one or two thundery showers. a lot of dry weather and a lot of sunshine as well. temperatures in the mid—20s at best. the growing heat up to 30 or 31 again. over the week ahead we are ha rd 31 again. over the week ahead we are hard pushed to find any rain at all,
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even though showers in the english channel are fading away. good spells of sunshine and on the whole it should feel very warm. hello, this is bbc news. dozens of firefighters are tackling a huge moorland fire in lancashire. yesterday it strong winds led to two fires merging. officials say could ta ke fires merging. officials say could take up to a week to extinguish the flames. police say a young girl has died after being thrown from inflatable play equipment at a beach in norfolk. 30 conservative mps write a letter demanding theresa may gets tough with the eu over brexit negotiations, while the head of the nhs in england reveals that the health service is preparing for the possibility of a no deal. andy murray has withdrawn from the wimbledon tournament which begins tomorrow. he has only recently returned to the professional tour after taking 11 months to recover from a hip operation. spain crash out of the world cup as
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the host nation russia beat them in a penalty shoot out and progressed to the quarterfinals. now on bbc news it is time for sportsday. hello, i'm olly fsoter live in moscow, this is sportsday at the world cup, these are our headlines. the hosts are through. spain are sent packing on penalties. another giant has fallen at the world cup. it will be croatia denmark in the quarterfinals next. there have been goals. i'm tim hague at the bbc sport centre — with the rest of the day's sport, including... the fact that andy murray will not be playing at wimbledon. he's withdrawn
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and says it's "too soon" for him to be playing five sets matches after his comeback from hip surgery. and hamilton has a day to forget in austria. the mercedes driver retire from the race and loses his lead in the drivers' championship. hello. there are a few kremlins in the system here. wejust hello. there are a few kremlins in the system here. we just had a power cut at our live position in moscow. russia are hosting an enormous party, getting further at their own world cup than they could ever have imagined. they have knocked spain out on penalties at the national
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stadium. a couple of weeks ago when they managed to get out of their group, there was near hysteria on the streets of moscow. they will be ramping it up to a different level altogether. with the story of the match, here is our sports correspondent natalie pirks. they came with hope and the knowing belief that anything is possible but this is david and goliath territory. with spain unbeaten in two years, russia had to get to grips with them early, quite literally. ramos was convinced the goal was his but it went down as russia own goal. the spaniards were dominating but soon the most partisan of crowds have something to scream about. penalty, russia. hands up if you just made a big mistake. david de gea was
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about to guess wrong. russia are level. the clock was ticking but the spanish cavalry were yet to arrive. extra time came, extra time went and spain is still could not get past the white wall. russia had neverfaced world cup penalties before as the stadium collectively held its breath. all had scored before this one. with everyone netting their penalties, it was down to this penalty for spain. spain are out. the fans went wild. the banner said we play for you. for spain, this tournament will be one to forget. they never looked convincing but no one thought spain would be beaten by the lowest ranked side in this tournament. argentina, spain,
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portugal and germany are gone. this is the world cup of shocks. who will make it through, croatia denmark? we will bring you the news. so the hosts are through against the 2010 champions and one of the fancied sides spain. misery for them, and here are the thoughts of one man who was overlooked for their squad and instead has been working for the bbc team out here in russia, cesc fabregas. you have to have the best players, you have busquets, iniesta and silva. but to lose your coach two
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days before, it must have an effect. it does and it hurts. cesc fabregas with his analysis of what went wrong for spain. what next for russia? they have six days off before they head to sochi to face either denmark oi’ head to sochi to face either denmark or croatia. they are approaching half—time. we have had a couple of goals. the danes took the lead after just 61 seconds, the fastest world cup goal we have had here. it fell to my players your concern after a bit of a scramble. croatia equalised very quickly though. there was a bit ofa very quickly though. there was a bit of a danish defensive mixed up. it is 1—1 the moment. they arejust going to the last five minutes. croatia and denmark are playing for the right to face russia, can you
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believe it? we will have more later as long as we do not have another power cut. thank you. olly foster in moscow. we start with that news that two—time wimbledon champion andy murray has withdrawn from this year's tournament as he continues to build to full fitness following nearly a year out with a hip injury. in a post on social media, murray said "...after lengthy discussions with my team and with a heavy heart, we've decided that playing best—of—s—set matches might be a bit too soon in the recovery process." he went on to say he will begin his hard court preparations from tomorrow with the us open still to come in late august. lewis hamilton has lost his lead at the top of the formula one world championship standings after being forced to retire from the austrian grand prix. hamilton suffered a loss of fuel pressure in his mercedes with eight laps to go. it's the first time in a record 33 races he hasn't finished. max verstappen went on to take an unexpected victory for red bull. joe lynskey reports. to be formula 1 champion you have to master every landscape. the hills and turns of austria
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meant no easy route for lewis hamilton this time. his first task was getting front from the grid. it was all going to plan at turn one but this race would soon unravel. when hamilton's team—mate valtteri bottas pulled up, most of the team took a pit stop chance. hamilton stayed out there but paid the price. in one tyre change of his own, he slipped from first to fourth. i will not be able to pass these guys. it was a tactical error which left the briton wound up. as he toiled down the field, a bigger problem was coming. eight laps to go, engine failure, grand prix over. the end of a 33 race record, the rarest of sights. hamilton's points were wiped out. so was his driver's championship lead. it left an opportunist victory for red bull's max verstappen and on a day when the hills came alive with dutch delight, for so many others,
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so much went wrong. at the moment, when you are on the track, it is not easy. right now i feel i just lost the track, it is not easy. right now i feel ijust lost the championship again. just have to regroup, resend to my focus and our focus as a team, and hope that we can make amends in the next race. a pretty downbeat lewis hamilton there. spain's marc marquez was the winner of today's dutch moto gp in assen. the repsol honda rider is targeting his fifth motogp championship this season and is currently top of the overall standings, and managed to break clear of the pack in the closing laps after a tight race. britain's cal crutchlow was sixth. the final day of the british athletics championships in birmingham have taken place today, plenty of results to tell you about. in the mens 800, elliot giles retained his british title after a late burst helped him fend off daniel rowden in second. laura muir won the women's 800
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with a personal best of 2:1.22 seconds. she was really impressive in that final straight. former world champion dai greene won the 400 metre hurdles. he continues his comeback from a hamstring injury that kept him out of this years commonwealth games and will now compete in the european championships in august. andrew pozzi stormed to a third british title win in the mens 110m hurdles to book his place at the european championships too. and finally, nathaneel mitchell—bla ke took the 200m race as he made up ground on the home straight to get his nose ahead of adam gemili at the finish line. a cracking race in the 200. the doctor at the centre
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of cycling's "jiffy—bag" scandal has told the bbc he had "suicidal thoughts" as a result of the stress of an investigation into the controversy. in his first interview since uk anti—doping launched its inquiry two years ago, former team sky medic dr richard freeman has denied any wrongdoing over a mystery medical package given to sir bradley wiggins in 2011. freeman says the contents of the package were fully approved by the world antidoping agency code. they are the three criteria i follow, that there is a medical need, that it is not performance enhancing, more returning the health to their original level and there is no alternative treatment. people say why give it in front of a major race. when i was in general practice are used to give it to students before they sat their a—levels, because that was the most important time of their academic career. i gaveit time of their academic career. i gave it to people before they did driving tests. meanwhile, team sky are "confident" chris froome will compete in this month's tour de france, despite reports he is being blocked by the race organisers.
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the sport's governing body is investigating the four—time champion for having double the allowed level of a legal asthma drug in his system during a race in 2017. in cricket, england women have won the tri—nation t20 series by beating new zealand by 7 wickets in the final at chelmsford. the white ferns won the toss and chose to bat. and they got off to a strong start — racing to 55 for no loss after five overs. but england fought back and took 8 wickets forjust 64 runs to reduce the tourists to 137 for 9 in their 20 overs. england got off to a flyer themselves, with danielle wyatt scoring a rapid half—century. and the hosts went on to win the match comfortably with 17 balls to spare, as heather knight and natalie sciver saw them home. hoping for no power cut this time but br --
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hoping for no power cut this time but br —— we are back with ollie in moscow. we have sorted some technical issues. i promise not to walk off in the middle of a programme again. the party is starting to ramp up in the middle of moscow.

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