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misty overnight, drizzly rain, quite misty overnight, drizzly rain, quite misty over the hills. thing that we have some showers, and by the time we get back to monday morning we see some wet weather moving and. the remnants of ex—hurricane one, which means there will be a lot of rain —— helene. in the south, despite misty weather to start, it is improving labourite with sunshine, and warm as well. it turns windy through monday night into tuesday, with gales through the irish sea. and the wetter weather, and more deals on wednesday. hello — this is bbc news, with martine croxall. the headlines: theresa may has revealed her frustration with the continued speculation over her leadership, as the prime minister defends her brexit plan. the chinese province of guangdong is being battered by typhoon mangkhut. earlier, the typhoon swept through the northern philippines, killing at least 50 people. "the risk to life is rising" — the north carolina govornor‘s stark words amidst warnings of flooding
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in the wake of storm florence. a former uk soldier sentenced to seven and a half years in a turkish jail forjoining a kurdish armed group has criticised the foreign office, saying it had not offered enough support in his case. it's been announced that glasgow's world famous school of art, which was destroyed by fire injune, will be fully restored. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm jeanette kwa kye. it's official! simon yates is crowned king of the road as he wins the vuelta a espana. completing the clean sweep of brits to win this years grand tours. lewis hamilton comes out on top at the singapore grand prix. the brit extends his championship lead by a0 points. off the mark!
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west ham finally get their first win of the season in the premier league. andriy yarmolenko with two goals in his first start for the club. hello and welcome to sportsday. simon yates has completed a clean sweep of british victories in this year's grand tours, with victory in the vuelta a espana. the 26—year—old michelton—scott rider crossed the line safely in madrid at the end of today's processional stage. chris froome and geraint thomas had already won the giro d'italia and tour de france this year. joe lynskey reports. white merc in yate this is a sunday ride tojoin some merc in yate this is a sunday ride to join some friends. the history
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books, 2018 as the year three different british riders won cycling big three races. simon yates completed it at vuelta a espana, the streets of madrid ending a longer journey. 0ne streets of madrid ending a longer journey. one that started in the hills of greater manchester and a cycling club in his hometown of bury. he found his way onto a bike after running injury. it seemed clear in the peaks that yates could reach the top. deas two young lads waiting absolutely nothing turned up for a club ride with their dad. you we re for a club ride with their dad. you were wondering at the time how they would keep up with us adults. but things soon changed and it was the other way around and we tried to keep up with them. very humble, very respectful, but a will of steel. come and hayter simon yates has done it, he is the world champion! as well as a climber, yates has proven
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himself as a racer. yates has seen how cruel the grand tours have been. for two weeks in may he ruled the roads of italy but it slipped away in the final days. he ended up more than half an hour behind the winner. heartbreak that made today's procession even sweeter. since 2014, simon and adam have raced with australian —based michelton—scott, a tea m australian —based michelton—scott, a team that has encouraged the twins to work together. their telepathy has got them through the mountains and into the metropolis. yates would never be challenged on the ride into the capital and once the sprinters we re the capital and once the sprinters were clear, so the marathon men could celebrate. the victory earned in three weeks, earned over a lifetime, and simon] won yates joins a list of britons that once seemed impossible. lewis hamilton has won the singpore grand prix for the fourth time but described it as the "longest race" of his life. the mercedes driver continues to increase his lead in the driver
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standings‘ and now sits 40 points ahead of sebastian vettel — jennie gow was in singapore for us. the party is just about to get under way and lewis hamilton deserves to celebrate. he did it all in qualifying, really, he made it count, what a pole lap it was and he converted that toa win. he is now in a commanding position in the championship, with six races to go. nick parrott reports. lewis hamilton says the marina bay street circuit is the most challenging track of the year. but the world champion made winning here look easy. no one could get close to him in qualifying or on the dash to the first corner. a perfect getaway here is vital for victory. his title rival, sebastian vettel, crashed at the start last year and almost did so again as he fought with max verstappen for second place. the ferrari got ahead while others got caught up, showing what can go wrong. vettel stopped early for fresh tyres in a bid to change his luck, but when verstappen roared out after his stop, he snatched back second place. the dutchman delighted.
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verstappen: yes! team radio: 0k, focus now. focus. vettel slighted. vettel: no chance, again, we were too late. this race is supposed to be a bogey one for mercedes, but with vettel coming third, hamilton's championship lead has grown to 40 points. the battle isn't over yet, but the finishing line is getting closer. we had a great start, the team have never given up faith and belief in me and valtteri, in our ability. it was a real blessing, it was a long race. overall we weren't fast enough, we didn't have the pace in the race. but also i think we tried to be aggressive in the beginning and obviously it didn't work out. so after that, i think i had a different race than the other guys, different tyres and i wasn't very convinced that we could make it to the end. so, next up we had to sochi in two weeks' time. mathematically, yes, vettel can still win the championship. he has to pretty much win every race and hope hamilton finishes way behind him or has some retirements,
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but we know sochi is a track mercedes enjoy and hamilton is in the form of his life. football now, and burnley‘s wait for a first premier league win of the season continues after a 1—0 defeat ar wolves. west ham are celebrating their first victory of the campaign though after a 3—1win at everton. patrick gearey has been following today's action. manuel pellegrini is 65 today which means he can pick up a pension if west ham don't start to pick up some points. four league defeats in a row, they've never had a worse start. time to give a fair start to yarmolenko. arnautovic picked him out. he was a summer signing but his manager says he has needed time to adjust to the premier league. it looks like he's getting used to it. hgppy looks like he's getting used to it. happy birthday, boss! perhaps that
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expression came from experience. west ham have blown leads twice this season and gylfi sigurdsson got everton back into it on the brink of half—time. but surely this would be where west ham wobble... not this west ham. arnautovic got free and made it three and as pellegrini becomes a pensioner, his team seem reborn. burnley share colours and struggles with west ham, plus they have also inherited their heart. joe hart was the goal last season for west ham and was desperately protecting burnley‘s today in the face of dangerous wolves. sean dyche said afterward his team seemed lost inafog. said afterward his team seemed lost in a fog. wolves plotted a course around them and jimenez got the winner. it is easy to forget they have just been promoted and their ambition clearly doesn't stop there. let's round up some of the day's other sport now. great britain will be seeded in next year's revamped davis cup competiion, after beating uzbekistan 3—1 in their world group play off tie this weekend. british number two, cameron norrie beat sanjar fayziev in the first
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of today's singles matches to give great britain victory in glasgow. and angela stanford has won the final golf major of the year, the evian championship. the veteran american took victory in dramatic fashion after amy 0lson double—bogeyed the final hole. it's stanford's first major title in what was her 76th attempt. britain's alistair brownlee was disqualified from the grand final of the world triathlon series, as mario mola won a third world title in a row. brownlee was initially given a 15—second penalty in australia forfailing to go around a buoy during the swim stage. but this was then upgraded to a disqualification. he later tweeted to express his disappointment. 0lder brotherjonny finished 8th. kenya's eliud kipchoge has set a new marathon world record after destroying the field in berlin with a time of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds. the 33—year—old took more than a minute off the previous best. jo currie reports. shock and surprise, perhaps not
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that it was eliud kipchoge who led the way, or that it was on the flat streets of berlin, where many of the fastest times have been run before. what was a surprise, though, was the margin by which he smashed the marathon world record. the kenyan's time of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds was over a minute faster than anyone else in history. ifeel great, to run two hours and one minute and 39 seconds. i am really happy and i'm grateful to those who worked with me closely. the 33—year—old is no stranger to marathon success. he claimed gold at the olympics in brazil two years ago. commentator: kipchoge is the olympic champion! and in april, he won the london marathon, claiming his third title. kipchoge was already regarded as one of the greatest marathon runners of all time. perhaps now, the greatest. in rugby union, the game
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of the weekend didn't disappoint with wasps surving a fightback from leicester to win 41—35. wasps started strongly and scored two early tries including this from josh bassett after a superb kick from elliot daly. tigers had will spencer sent off just before half—time, but responded well and took took the lead after sione kalamofoney crossed over. but being a man down showed towards the end and wasps scored two late penalties to take the win. in the pro 14, ulster moved to the top of conference b after beating southern kings 28—7 in port elizabeth. ulster led 9—0 at the halfway mark then scored three tries, angus curtis with the last of them. they are now a point clear of lenster whereas southern kings remain rooted to the bottom of the table. it had been billed as the fight of the year — the rematch between canelo alvarez and gennady golovkin a year on from their previous fight, which ended in a controversial draw. last night in las vegas,
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canelo became the new unified middleweight champion, winning by majority decision but there's already talk of a third encounter between the pair. our reporter ade adedoyin was in las vegas and says last night's fight was close. we know rematches don't always live up to expectations, but saul alvarez and gennady golovkin delivered another highly entertaining contest, one that ebbed and flowed, sometimes within the same round. i spoke to many of the journalists ringside — they all had it close, some for golovkin and some for alvarez and some even called it a draw. alvarez got the decision and he described it as one of the greatest moments of his life. he said it is a proud moment for mexico, this bout, of course, happening on the weekend of mexico's independence day celebrations. as for gennady golovkin, he came to the post—fight news conference wearing sunglasses, after having stitches for a cut eye. he said he leaves the arena the defeated man, but in his heart, he still feels he's the champion, he feels that he did enough to win, and he says he's open to a third fight. there certainly seems
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to be an appetite for a trilogy, and why not? both men will earn over $50 million for tonight's fight. may 5th next year is another bank holiday weekend for mexico, so a real possibility that they could do it again then and another fight that would be great for vegas and the local economy. some sad news from the world of football today, and the former england and ipswich town defender kevin beattie has died of a suspected heart attack this morning at the age of 64. beattie, who was capped nine times by england, was part of one of ipswich town's most successful ever teams which won the the fa cup and uefa cup in the late ‘705 and early ‘80s. his manager at ipswich, sir bobby robson, described him as the best english defender he'd seen, and he is widely regarded as ipwich‘s finest ever player. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening but coming uo next it's click. we're almost six months away from the uk starting its transition period to leave the eu. the details of which,
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in case you haven't heard, are still a bit sketchy. as the eu themselves have said, that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed... but whilst the politicians battle out the finer points, and we consider the what—ifs, ports across the country are bracing themselves for change. dover here exclusively handles eu imports, so when brexit does come, it's one of the ports that's going to need to adjust the most. but, no matter how final arrangements do play out, making sure that our ports and borders run smoothly is clearly going to be a key priority. almost 500 million tons of freight go through the uk borders every year.
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