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fifa says a thorough investigation into corruption claims was conducted in 2014 with michael garcia, a us attorney, clearing qatar of any wrongdoing. qatar is locked in a fierce political feud with neighbouring countries saudi arabia and the united arab emirates. these claims will therefore be seized upon by its critics as further reason to strip them of the tournament despite the fact there appears little appetite from fifa to act. blue badge parking permits are to be made available for people in england with "hidden disabilities," such as autism or mental health problems. the change will come into effect next year, and is the biggest shakeup of the scheme since it was launched in the 1970s. wales and scotland have already changed their rules, as alexandra mckenzie explains. morag davidson has six children. they all have autism. getting out and about can be daunting. two of her children have blue badges under the scheme in scotland. she says it is life changing.
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it makes it easier to go out with the kids. there are a lot of challenges with going out with children with autism. refusal, not wanting to go out, standing in the middle of the road and refusing to move. scotland and wales have already extended their eligibility criteria for the blue badge scheme to people with so—called hidden disabilities. that includes mental health conditions. similar changes will be made in england next year. we spoke to one particular family who said they have had a blue badge in the past. it has been taken away. and as a result they almost never go out. morag acknowledges that not everyone welcomes the scheme. people can be quite opinionated about whether or not they think people with autism should have blue badges, because in their mind they equate a blue badge with a wheelchair. for people like morag
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and her children, the frustration and anxiety of going out has been eased. she hopes the changes will help many other families. alexandra mackenzie, bbc news, livingston. now it's time for a look at the weather with matt taylor. good evening. they weekend for the gardners. the return of some rain. it is easing eastwards at the moment. a few showers tonight. some will continue in the west. some will return to east anglia and the south east first thing on monday morning. they south—westerly breeze continues. further north and west a good deal more fresh as we start monday morning. the breeze not as strong as it was today. a blustery day. lines of showers through east anglia and the south—east. some for the south west, the midlands and
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yorkshire. a lot of sunshine between the showers on monday afternoon. winds lighter than today. temperatures back on the up, widely in the 20s. 25 degrees in the south—eastern corner. the winds get lighter through the coming week. a few showers. temperatures will be taking up. —— picking up. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: geraint thomas becomes the first welshman to win the tour de france. five people die, hundreds of buildings are destroyed and tens of buildings are destroyed and tens of thousands flee their homes as wildfires rage across northern california. at least 1a people have been killed in an earthquake which struck the popular indonesian tourist island of lombok. the government promises action over fake news on facebook and other social media to regulate political ads and abusive posts.
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now on bbc news, time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm chris mitchell. coming up... dreams come true for a welshman in paris — thomas wins the tour. there's a champagne moment for lewis hamilton too. he wins the hungary grand prix. and at the 285th attempt england's richard mcevoy finally wins a european tour title at the age of 39. hello and welcome to sportsday. ii yea rs hello and welcome to sportsday. ii years after his first tour, geraint
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thomas has ended the 2018 edition as the champion. having played sidekick to others, crashed out injured, the welshman finally realised a childhood dream. joe carbury is in paris. —— joe curry. what a brilliant day for geraint thomas? yes. for geraint thomas and wales. he becomes the first welshman to win the tour de france. as is tradition on the final day, the yellowjersey read —— led the procession into paris. there was a lovely moment with him riding alongside chris froome. they shared a glass of champagne. when they get the disease champs—elysees, the riders do a collapse. it was very much brushoff. —— show. he and chris froome, who finished third, got onto the podium in front of thousands of spectators on the champs—elysees. they were
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cheers, welsh flags in the crowd, british flags. what a momentous day for geraint thomas. he thanked his team—mates in his speech. he almost forgot to thank his wife butjust about remember that the last moment. today he has made history. welsh cycling once again has a hero. today he has made history. tell us a little bit about how he got there? that is a very good point. geraint thomas has stood on the top of podiums at the olympics, world championships and commonwealth games. he may not have been the favourite. chris froome, all the talk beforehand was about him. as the tour progressed and froome started to falter, that is when thomas came into his own, came out of the shadows and showed he is no longer an underdog to froome but should be considered a leading man by himself. this is his ninth attempt at winning the tour de france. we have seen him help chris froome along the way achieve their
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dreams. now he has achieved his own. ican dreams. now he has achieved his own. i can see behind you lots of welsh flags. that's fantastic. they are having a good time? yes, plenty of support from wales. we spoke to some of them earlier. they were very excited. you could sit here some of them shouting his name as he crossed them shouting his name as he crossed the finish line. a little bit of wales in paris this afternoon. thank you. enjoy it while you can. geraint thomas appears to be a hugely popular winner — and that comes as no surprise to the former olympic champion cyclist chris boa rdman. he's been speaking to 0lly foster. first of all, he is the most popular winner for years. no disrespect to those who have gone before him. he has always laid down for someone else, always sacrificing himself. the circumstances here, a crash on the first day, gave him a nominal lead which he built on and made his own. he could have won the final time trial. he has shown what he is capable of.
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he has shown glimpses for years. fantastic in the mountains. he had one bad day on the tour. everybody doubted if he could do it for three weeks. well, he can. he has had a phenomenal career on the track, two olympic gold medals, commonwealth medallist, world championships as well. where does this stand in cycling for somebody to wear the yellow jersey down the champs—elysees? without question, this is the biggest thing he has ever done. this is bigger than the olympics. this is the unofficial world championships. certainly financially, certainly professionally. when you talk about his other achievements, it is often the way, and i saw it with steve redgrave and others before him, only when you get to a certain volume do you realise what that was built on. huge amount of success in a lot of different areas. the fact he is a nice man is the icing on the cake. lewis hamilton has extended his lead at the top
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of the f1 drivers' standings. he led from start to finish to take the chequered flag at the hungary grand prix. joe lynskey reports: so often lewis hamilton emerges from trouble and turn to to glory. on friday, his practice laps were too slow to even make the podium. by the finish line no—one else was in sight. hamilton had done the hard work in qualifying. 0n pole position and poised for the tight corners. the grid was the closest the rest got to him. max verstappen‘s chance to challenge was taken away by his engine. powerfailure, breakdown. daniel ricciardo started from 12th on the grid. his race was a series of moves through the field. he finished fourth, thinking what might have been. hamilton's main rival was sebastian vettel. with races running out, he has been forced to take risks. his contact with valtteri bottas
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could have ended his race. in the end it got him into second. an overtake that meant hamilton's championship lead will be 2a points. significant but not conclusive. this kind of dominance tells the rest of the field that hamilton is hard to stop. yorkshire's director of cricket, martyn moxon, says the club will hold talks with adil rashid's agent over the spinner‘s future. rashid's been named in the england squad for this week's first test against india, despite signing a deal to only play white ball cricket for his county. rashid's been told that he'll need a red ball contract next season if he's to be able to continue playing test cricket. in the women's super league, western storm beat loughborough lightning by 18 runs. rain delayed the start at taunton and reduced the match to just six overs each. but there was no shortage of fireworks, as smriti mandhana hit a quickfire half—century to help western storm to an unassailable 85—2. england's richard mcevoy — who's 39 — has won his first european tour title at his 285th attempt. he birdied the final hole in hamburg to finish on 11 under par
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to win by a single shot. he wins the porsche european 0pen and about £300,000, eclipsing any other earnings in his career. dillian whyte says he wants another fight with anthonyjoshua after beating joseph parker on points. this left hook in the 9th round doing most of the damage at the o2 arena in london last night. 0n the undercard of that fight, irish boxer katie taylor defended her wba and ibf lightweight titles in a third—round stoppage win over usa's kimberly connor. it's her 10th professional victory. burnley have confirmed that their goalkeeper nick pope has dislocated his shoulder. he did it during their europa league qualifier with aberdeen last week. pope went to the world cup with england, but it now looks like he'll miss the start of the premier league season. he'll see a specialist tomorrow. hearts are through to the knockout stage of the scottish league cup, after beating inverness caledonian thistle 5—0. inverness actually started well, but hearts then scored
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three goals in just four minutes, uche ikpeazu with the opener. but the goal of the game came from ben garuccio, a fantastic free kick straight into the top corner. the results means hearts will play dunfermline in the last 16. a few friendly results for you from the international champions cup. liverpool thrashed manchester united 4—1 in front of over 100,000 fans in michigan — new signing shaqiri rounding off the scoring with a brilliant overhead kick. a beautiful piece of skill. there was one man who did not enjoyed quite as much. that wasjose mourinho. he said he felt sorry for the fans who turned up to watch. if i was them, i wouldn't come. i wouldn't come, i wouldn't spend my money to see these teams. i wouldn't spend my money.
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for example, i was watching something on the television today, was chelsea against inter. the people in nice decided the beach was better than this, and they went to the beach, they didn't go to that game, the stadium was empty. over in miami, a young manchester city side recovered from 2—0 down, to beat bayern munich 3—2, benardo silva with two of the goals. but record signing riyad mahrez had to come off in the first half with an ankle injury tottenham's anthony georgiou had his penalty saved by the barcelona keeper, jasper cillessen. barca's new signing malcom scored the winner. tottenham had come from two goals down to force the shoot—out, losing 5—3 on penalities. and it's been a mixed day for wayne rooney. be warned — some blood and gore coming up. wayne rooney scored his his first
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goal for his new club, dc united, in their 2—1 win over colorado rapids in the mls. but then he broke his nose whilst helping to defend a corner. he ended up with five stitches. before we go, time to tell you that england's women are in action at the hockey world cup. they are playing ireland. it is 0—0 at half—time. they have to win or draw. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening. now it is time for the travel
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