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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. theresa may has called on the eu to treat britain with respect, after it rejected her brexit strategy as unworkable. no—one wants a good deal more than me. but the eu should be clear, i will not overturn the result of the referendum nor will i break up my country. we need serious engagement on resolving the two big problems in the negotiations. two major pharmaceutical companies lose a legal bid to prevent the nhs prescribing a cancer drug to treat a debilitating eye condition. the drug — avastin — could save the nhs a bbc news investigation has found that police are struggling to combat child grooming taking place on kik, a smartphone messaging app popular with teenagers. bbc research has revealed councils across the uk have nearly a0 different sets of rules
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for recycling plastic. in a moment it will be time for sportsday, but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. we'll have more reaction from theresa may's defiant brexit television address — and examine what a no—deal would entail. we take a look at a global peace initiative which attempts to use the power of singing to unite people around the world. and we'll take a look at tomorrow's papers in the paper review at 10.40 and 11.30 tonight withjessica elgot, political correspondent from the guardian, and the political commentator, jo—anne nadler. that's all ahead on bbc news, but before that. we have now heard from the european
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council president donald tusk. he hassish i shoed a statement on the brexit negotiations and a lot of emphasis in this statement about respect towards mrs may and the uk. looking at some of the key points he says the results of our natural sip have been known in every detailfor many weeks. after intensive consultations with member states, we decided that for the good of the negotiations, and out of respect for the efforts of pm may, we will treat the chequers plan as a step in the right direction." he also says. "the uk stance presented just before and during the salzburg meeting was surprisingly tough and in fact uncompromising. the response of the eu27 leaders was to reiterate our trust in chief negotiator michel barnier and to reiterate our position on the integrity of the single market and the irish backstop. while understanding the logic of the negotiations, i remain convinced that
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a compromise, good for all, is still possible." issued a statement on the brexit negotiations and a lot of emphasis in this statement about respect towards m rs in this statement about respect towards mrs may and the uk. looking at some of the key points he says the results of our analysis have been known in every detailfor the results of our analysis have been known in every detail for many weeks. he says i say these words as a close friend of the uk and a true admirer of tray. that coming you're live at the bbc sports centre, with me chris mitchell. coming up on sportsday. weighing up the opposition. anthonyjoshua puts his belts up for grabs as he takes on alexander povetkin. everything is on the line, he wants to become champion. and u nfortu nately
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to become champion. and unfortunately it has to be me that has to defend it and fight back, so let's rock and roll, nothing the lose fisher catches golf‘s magic number as he goes sub—60 on the european tour.... try and make the cut at level par and shooting that is, you know, just and shooting that is, you know, just a great day all round. and two new openers for england — burns gets the call—up for the test squad along withjoe denly. also coming up. we speak to the world mountain biking champion about her career going downhill fast. hello and welcome to sportsday, i'm chris mitchell. anthonyjoshua defending his three belts. alexander povetkin, beaten only once in 35 fights. a packed wembley stadium
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and the forecast for storms across london. all the ingrediants for a sporting spectacle. ade adedoyin is in london for us. what did we learn from this moment when they were face to face? what did we learn from this moment when they were face to face ?|j wonder whether what they weighed told us about how they will approach the fight. anthony joshua told us about how they will approach the fight. anthonyjoshua is nearly two stone he. he says alexander povetkin may try to use his speed. joshua said he may have to employ his dancing feet to keep‘ po in check. joshua was very muscular. 17—and—a—half stone he weighed. he looked a physical specimen as
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compared to alexander povetkin. i won‘t read too much into that. when they stade face to face he towered over alexander povetkin. he has talk about how this could be one of the toughest fights of his career. he talked about being under pressure going into this contest but he says he knows how the win a fight of this magnitude. alexander povetkin is strong. she is a good fighter. there is no doubt about that. i could go on the back foot and keep him at bay and do the uk foot and keep him at bay and do the u k style foot and keep him at bay and do the uk style boxing, 1—2, 1—2 hook but you have to do also, you know, the what do they call the mexican style, come back and defend and get stuck ina bit. come back and defend and get stuck in a bit. don‘t be cared scared to get a cut eye and bloody nose. you are there for a fight. you have to go through that to get a fight against alexander povetkin. i am willing to do what it takes. there is a lot on the bbc website in the build up to this fight i have
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been reading, and some of it points to the fact that anthonyjoshua seems perhaps a little tense going into this fight. what chance he could loose to alexander povetkin. as you mentioned he has only lost once. he is a tough character, that was to klitschko on points but he went down three times in that point but he got up every time and kept going, and his last fight was here in britain. he fought on the undercard of anthony in britain. he fought on the underca rd of anthony joshua‘s victory againstjoseph parker, he was put down by david price. got up to rally and win. he is a tough individual and he is a former 0lympic individual and he is a former olympic champion, going back to 2004. olympic champion, going back to 200a. tech thickly very good. i spoke to david price who said alexander povetkin is good at closing the distance. she accurate. so from a technical stand point it could present a lot of challenges for anthonyjoshua, that could present a lot of challenges for anthony joshua, that is could present a lot of challenges for anthonyjoshua, that is why he is not taking him lightly. you were in las vegas last week, i was talking to you for another big bout.
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where does this rank in terms of the global stage? it is a big fight. there is a lot riding on this for anthonyjoshua. it there is a lot riding on this for anthony joshua. it is there is a lot riding on this for anthonyjoshua. it is notjust the defence of his heavyweight title. there is this carrot of a potential unification bout against deontay wilder.. april has been booked as a date. if he gets through this one, all the talk is they could get back to the table with deontay wilder so he is under pressure. when he talks about the pressure he faces it is not just defending about the pressure he faces it is notjust defending his title it is this mission to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, so when he goes into a bout, it he cannot afford to take risks so it is a big fight. heavyweight boxing, they are fighting in front of 90,000 people. this is his fourth said yum fight in a row. it tells you how much of a big draw he is. he has that cross over appeal. he cuts through and thatis over appeal. he cuts through and that is why he is such a big occasion, he is up against a
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dangerous opponent who could cause an upset. thank you very much. have an upset. thank you very much. have a good in snooker, it‘s 147. in running, it was the four minute mile and in golf it‘s the sub—60 round. take a look at this. who has signed this card? 59. something that until today had never been down on the european tour. 18 players had come close, shooting 60 in europe but none had managed 59. but now 0liver fisher has. ben croucher reports. two feet from history. after 46 yea rs two feet from history. after 46 years and nearly 700,000 rounds of golf this is all that stood between 0liver fisher and greatness. the first man to break 60 on the european tour. chuffed with the day. going out, try and make the cut at level par and shooting that, is, you know, a great day all round. having missed the cut in his last four
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tournament four birdies and an eagle. 0ut tournament four birdies and an eagle. out in 28, the impossible became probable. he was also 10—underfor the became probable. he was also 10—under for the day. at the 16th became probable. he was also 10—underfor the day. at the 16th it nearly unravelled. a nerve jangling up nearly unravelled. a nerve jangling up drop down the hill for par, did drop. the dream was still alive. birdie at 17 left him needing a par at the last for a 59 that was oh so nearly a 58. it danced with destiny. as it was, the simplish shot produced the most remarkable outcome said on the back of the 16th green, not often we get a chance like this, so not often we get a chance like this, so let us hit a couple of good giefs and if it happens it happens. so it is easy when you are in that position to be tentative. i got my drive really well which is important. this was golf's equivalent of a triple sent, a 147, it didn‘t go unnoticed what a round said tommy fleetwood. amazing said
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luke donald. the ryder cup captain call it is a special moment for a special guy. this from the world number one. awesome. but for a it fewing performance two years ago fisher might not have been here. on the same ranked outside the top 4 hundred unhundred he scrambled to save his tour card. that was in the back of my mind. i got a great round and it was a matter of keeping things going that day. i felt like, i felt like i things going that day. i felt like, ifelt like i had done it before, so that was a good thing to look back on. looking forward? well he has made the cut, in the lead, win or not, pretty in pink, his place in history forever etched in black—and—white. ben croucher bbc news. how much do we know about the man. let us talk to somebody who does know him. michael duffy is the sales and marketing manager at the centre
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i don‘t know golf club one 3 where he plays, what is he like, who is he? hi, olly is a great die. he has been attached to the club as a touring professionalfrom been attached to the club as a touring professional from the early days, he practises here, plays in oui’ days, he practises here, plays in our pro—am in the summer u our staff v our pro—am in the summer u our staff v member match in the winter and he is very well—thought—of. we have very fond of him and we couldn‘t be prouder of him today. how surprised he has managed to get, well he went round in paron he has managed to get, well he went round in par on day one and comes up with this 59. didded you realise he was capable of such things? absolutely. absolutely. 0lly has been showing a lot of good form this year, been showing a lot of good form this yea r, narrowly been showing a lot of good form this year, narrowly missing out in the qatar masters, so it is not a surprise he has managed to do this, when he is hot, he is hot. and, yeah, let us hope he can go on to win the tournament this weekend. yeah, let us hope he can go on to win the tournament this weekendlj like
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win the tournament this weekend.” like the idea that he comes back to his affiliated club, and plays with the members, not every pro does that, so what is he like as a guy? what gets him going?” that, so what is he like as a guy? what gets him going? i think, you know, he is just what gets him going? i think, you know, he isjust a really down—to—earth decent guy, he enjoys peep‘s company, he envoys spending time with people, he will sit in the barand time with people, he will sit in the bar and have a bite to eat after, and we are all golfers here, and 0lly is is a tour pro, achieving great things today so there is a lot people that are, that want to know about him, they want to see him hit about him, they want to see him hit a golf ball and they do hit one a lot different to the rest of us, but yeah, he is just lot different to the rest of us, but yeah, he isjust a regular down—to—earth guy. yeah, he isjust a regular down-to-earth guy. there must be a lot talk of course in the club, or there will be about what he has done, are people enjoying a pint in there says blimey? we were all watching it on the tv earlier and cheering him on. you know when he put that pot on 16 for par, the
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birdie on 17, to set up the 59 and nearly, nearly shooting a 58, a tap infora 59 nearly, nearly shooting a 58, a tap in for a 59 is quite an achievement and we are all very happy, and a lot the guys in the european tour who think a lot of him as well will be very happy for him. when are you likely to see him again, you should throw a party for him, at least buy him a drink? the champagne is on ice. we are looking forward the seeing him when he gets back. 59 for the front nine is good for me. england have named two new openers in their squad for this winter‘s test tour of sri lanka — rory burns and joe denly are the men who will have their chance to stake a claim for a starting spot. it‘s the first squad not to include alastair cook. he retired after 12—years at the top of the order. here it is in full. 16 men, 0lly stone from warwickshire is the other newcomer. he was also included in the one day squad named earlier this week. so let‘s break it down a bit.
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squad named earlier this week. these are the three openers — burns and denly, competing with keatonjennings to be in that opening partnership. jennings — a litle fortunate perhaps — as he averages just a fraction over 22 at the moment... let‘s hear from chief selector ed smith on the two new men: rory burps who has been the leading run score and captained sur troy the title this year comes in, and joe denly from kent makes a return to international cricket. he did play a few one—dayers a long time ago, so it has been a big gap for him. but a different cricketer now not many specialist middle—order batsmen — just the captainjoe root and ollie pope... both of the wicketkeepers will bat in the middle order— jonny bairstow is expected to retain the gloves. and at least two of the all—rounders will probably play — moeen ali could bat as high as three as well as providing his useful off—spin. you‘d expect ben stokes in there and sam curran and chris woakes to fight it out for a place at number eight and to provide assistance
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to the main seam threat ofjames anderson and stuart broad. you have two prolific bowlers, 136, 132, formidable performers in international cricket. what you don‘t want to do is for them to finish at the same time and who is going to take the new ball for england? the going to take the new ball for england ? the two going to take the new ball for england? the two winter tour, first overall sri lanka, we are talking about that now, november and a gap in the new year, three tests in the west indies so if you think about it, it is a pretty manageable, believe it a manageable workload for the more spin options come from adil rashid — a specialist one day player and jack leach who debuted in new zealand earlier this year. the tour starts on the 6th of november. . .. also coming up for you... we hear from triathlon‘s world champion. vicky holland tells me her next challenge is to make it to tokyo. and rachel atherton‘s mountain bike career is going downhill faster than anyone one else. the champions league of darts gets
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under way this weekend in brighton. the world‘s best players will battle it out for the £100,000 prize. the former electrician rob cross, who beat darts legend phil taylor to win the pdc title injanuary, says the format is a winnerfor the fans. the best eight players in the world will battle it out in groups of four. there will be a round—robin so enough games to see your favourite players sort of notjust once, you will see them three times, guaranteed, and not being funny, if they make the final an win it, which hopefully they support me, it sort of gives them a opportunity and come in and get a feel for it. the atmosphere will be good and it is something that is unique with dart, the atmosphere is amazing. i thrive
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on it. i love to walk out in the big crowds and i hope they do too, sort 06 coming in and you can follow the tournament across the bbc from tomorrow with coverage getting under way on bbc one from 1:15. the evening session and sunday‘s action will be on bbc two. other news in brief now: sergio aguero has signed a one year contract extension with manchester city to take him through to 2021. he joined the club in 2011 and is their record goal—scorer, 204 and counting. the scotland full—back stuart hogg is going to miss all four matches in the the autumn international series. he‘s had surgery on an ankle problem and will be out for up to three months. great britain‘s 0lympic freestyle skier katie summerhayes has ruptured a cruciate ligament in her knee for the third time. she was injured on a big airjump in new zealand and said she was "heartbroken and gutted" but promised she‘d be back skiing again. great britain‘s vicky holland is back from australia‘s gold coast, where she became triathlon world champion for the first time. holland, who won a bronze
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at the 2016 olympics, told me she she was surprised to win the series, having focussed mainly on the commonwealth games, where she came fourth. now though, after this achievement, she told me she has her sights set on an even tougher challenge, making it to tokyo 2020. it isa it is a really tough process to qualify for the olympic games with triathlon, we have so many girls who could be on that team and would do a good job in that team, could come home with medal, there is only three spaces so first things first, yes i might be on top of the world this year but there is no guarantees next year but there is no guarantees next yeari year but there is no guarantees next year i will be, so i have to try and qualify, then it will be full steam ahead into tokyo. do you get enough publicity, do you think the triathletes, compared to say i‘m thinking track and field, or the
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people who just swim. maybe that is a curse of being a multi—sport, sport event, but it is not something i pay sport event, but it is not something i pay too much attention to, so it would be great to see more publicity round triathlon to keep growing the sport, and it is growing so fast. the grass—roots level is huge. sport, and it is growing so fast. the grass-roots level is huge. has there been an improvement in the way sport is covered in terms of gender, and the balance between men and women, and how they are covered? with triathlon i am lucky in that, from a sport that is relatively youngin from a sport that is relatively young in terms of how long it has been around, and known about, and because of that it is very equal and iamso because of that it is very equal and i am so previous liberal democrated, think to be part of a sport to be pa rt think to be part of a sport to be part of equal opportunities as the men. we race the same courses as then, we have the same crowds, the same sponsorship opportunity, the same sponsorship opportunity, the same prize money and those things... that is interesting, do you think it is by virtue of it being a younger sport i think so. some of the sports
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that have come in more than a century ago, at that point it was only men allowed do the sports and it takes such a long time and a lot to change the traditional way those sports operate, whereas our sport doesn‘t have that, the tradition is anyone can do it. there was an announcement yesterday, allowing russia back in by wada. do you have any thoughts about that is that something as a triathlete and triathletes you talk about among yourselves? it is something that has thrown unmy radar with the build up to the world championships that is going on and flying from australia, jet hag has hit. ifind it disappointing, because we are living ina time, disappointing, because we are living in a time, an era where the public already has very negative perception of elite sport and there is a lot of scepticism about the performances that are coming out from elite sports people and to make such a big statement as to ban a nation because it was proven pretty much as close as you can be they were using a
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state sponsored doping regime, for that nation to not really have met the criteria to be reinstated but reinstated any way, how can we expect the public to believe in what we are doing? that is heartbreaking because i know what i put into sport andi because i know what i put into sport and i believe that triathlon in general is actually a pretty clean sport, and maybe i am being naive. i think if i can stand on a podium and be world champion, then anyone can be world champion, then anyone can be the world champion without taking drugs. a final one, a brighter one, perhaps, a lot of people who will do a park run on saturday, morning, would probably, how quickly could you do a 5k if you went out now? right now probably somewhere just under 16 minute, maybe 15—and—a—half, 15 high, something like that. gosh! and 10k? yeah, probably 32 high at minute. the shape i‘m in now. it changes but right now that is probably where i now a teenage driver who lost both his legs after crashing his car
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at 120 mph during a race is back behind the wheel and returning to the circuit where the accident happened. billy monger has inspired the racing world with his recovery from the near fatal collision at donington park. eight hundred thousand pounds was raised by well—wishers in the days afterwards and in a converted car he‘s proving he‘s still on track to fulfil his dream of racing my my memories of the accident and donington are strong. i remember a lot. i don‘t tend to really think about it too much nowadays which is quite nice. for me it is about getting the results this weekend. as much as they place has a special, weird emotion, it brings out of me, when i get in car it is about driving as fast as i can. now we have rachel atherton, a six time world cup champion and a six time world cup champion and a six time if you reason to her world
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champion as well at mountain biking. they say five officially. why is it six five elite titles and one as junior so i count thejunior one six five elite titles and one as junior so i count the junior one as de, so six. recently crowned world champion again for doing this, riding a mountain bike very fast down hill. where is this, tell us about what is going on. this is world championship rinsing run in switzerland. —— winning run. last week, so this is it. this is what it is about. we fly down the mountain as fast as we can. lots of rocks and tree roots and big jump, you can see it is incredibly technical, stuff all over the floor and you are piloting your bike through, trying not to crash. pendling and really just really high paced excitement. why is this not an olympic sport? exactly. it should be. it has everything that 0lympic exactly. it should be. it has everything that olympic sport should be. it is exciting. easy to understand. it is current with the
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younger generation, everyone, the whole world participate, it has everything, so i wouldn‘t be surprised, look at the people on the hill. there is 60,000 people there watching the race. just watching it is quite scary enough. you must have had some nasty falls to become as good as you are. injuries and crashing is part of the sport, and the world championships in 2017, i fell and broke my collarbone and snapped the ligaments, so this year was my come back year, coming back from injury, to go from rock bottom to top of the world, it is amazing to top of the world, it is amazing to achieve but it is testament to how fun it is. how long have you been doing this now?” how fun it is. how long have you been doing this now? i have been raising, well it was, —— racing, i bonn won my first title in 2008, so to win one ten years later is really great. how long can you carry on for, do you think? you know, question of how long you will keep going is how much you enjoy it. if
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you still enjoyment and having fun, that goes a long way, how much your body can take. do you get enough publicity for the work you have done and the achievements you have made? yes, i mean, down hill mountain biking is not a mainstream sport so we rely on our industry, of cycling, being huge, so fantastic industry, it is growing all time and it stand on its own two feet. we don‘t need the olympics to be a successful industry and that is something i am proud of. 0bviously, industry and that is something i am proud of. obviously, you know, we are ath let‘ses and everyone is training and same as any other sport. you wouldn't say no if theism 0c came... sport. you wouldn't say no if theism oc came... we have talked about it before but some reason, they are no interested yet, but i have a feeling that you know, over the next few yea rs that you know, over the next few years it will be something they are interested in. you are crossing the line, becoming champion. yes. what
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are you thinking now, do you know you have done well? you are in the zone, you are wired. i was looking at the board to see my name and thinking, is that it? have i won? then it sinks in and the other girls come over and are hugging you and seeing yourfamily come over and are hugging you and seeing your family and everyone at the finish line. there is no feeling like that. it is amazing.” the finish line. there is no feeling like that. it is amazing. i feel a bit queasy after watching that. that is all we have time for. a huge weekend. anthonyjoshua up against alexander povetkin. cardiff taking on manchester. manchester united face wolves. if you are going out to play the monthly medal at your local golf course, try and shoot a 59. that is all from sportsday, we will have more throughout the evening. bye for now. hello. in the wake of storm bro
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that, it has been a showery kind of day today, bronagh working to scandinavia, casting into this ribbon of cloud we are looking at the next pulse that will bring rain in the south. before we get there, further showers will continue to push in overnight, tonight, with more general rain probably at times for the far north of scotland. it will be quite a chilly night. temperatures getting down into single figures although double figures for london, cardiff and plymouth as well. now for saturday morning it will be a cool start. sunny spells but showers will continue to feed in on brisk north—westerly winds. quite windy conditions there for northern scotland. later in the day cloud thickens in england and wales and we will start to see rain arriving in
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parts of wales and england before spreading into the south and maybe the south—east. there could be more rain on the way for the south as well. this is bbc news. i‘m lukwesa burak. the headlines at seven: theresa may comes out fighting, telling eu leaders they must treat the uk with respect and stresses, she won‘t overturn the result of the referendum. yesterday, donald tusk said our proposals would undermine the single market. he didn‘t explain how in any detail or make any counterproposal. so we‘re at an impasse. the european council president, donald tusk, has tonight called theresa may‘s stance surprisingly tough and uncompromising, but he remains convinced a compromise is still possible. a landmark ruling against two leading drug companies could save nhs england,
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hundreds of millions a year, after the firms fail to block the use of cancer treatment for an eye condition.

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