african player of the year, so, the african player of the year, so, yeah, it'll give me more motivation to keep working harder and harder and hopefully we will win it one day. my name is sadio mane. i play for liverpool and senegal. please vote for me. bbc african player of the year. sadio mane is nominated along with mohamed salah, medhi benatia, kalidou koulibaly and thomas partey — and you can vote for your favourite right now via the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport and follow the link to the bbc african footballer of the year voting page. voting closes at 2000 gmt on sunday 2 december. now, finally, tiger woods and phil mickelson will battle it out for $9 million when they go head—to—head in an 18—hole battle dubbed the match later this week.
and like all great heavyweights, the pair squared off ahead of their winner—takes—all match in las vegas — although their slightly awkward face off only lasted a few seconds before it ended in laughs and handshakes. both could probably do with working on their trash talk too. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening. let's return now to developments in the brexit negotiations. theresa may has been meeting with eu commission's president jean—claude juncker as both sides scramble to finalise a brexit deal in time for sunday's summit of european leaders.
stumbling blocks remain over uk access to the eu single market, access to uk waters for eu boats and gibraltar. let's talk to our political correspondent jonathan blake who is watching events from westminster. tell us what theresa may and jean—claude juncker have been talking about. the meeting has only just finished so we haven't yet heard the prime minister as we are perhaps expecting to this evening with some reaction to their discussion but it is likely to have focused on but the withdrawal agreement, phase one of the brexit process if you like, but rather the political declaration of the future relationship between the uk and eu. that is the broad outline running to about 20 pages or so, of how both sides see the relationship working in the future. 0n the last day there has been a sense the eu remaining 27
member countries aren't quite all on the same page about this. france raising concerns about fishing rights, after brexit, spain kicking up rights, after brexit, spain kicking upa bit rights, after brexit, spain kicking up a bit of rights, after brexit, spain kicking upa bit ofa rights, after brexit, spain kicking up a bit of a fuss about gibraltar. it may be those last details have to be ironed out before there is a text both sides can be happy with. there is back here at westminster says the prime minister has to perhaps gain some ground or prime minister has to perhaps gain some ground oi’ come prime minister has to perhaps gain some ground or come back with something to satisfy critics of her brexit agreement in the conservative party and beyond. i don't think anyone is expecting any huge concessions or changes to that draft deal at this late stage. we are just hearing a spokesman for the eu commission saying, quote, very good progress made in the meeting between presidentjean—claude juncker and the prime minister, work is continuing. it sounds like they have made progress but as you say, although the revolt against theresa may from the backbenchers appears to
have stalled, she is under pressure not to give much ground in brussels oi’ not to give much ground in brussels or concede too much in the latest negotiations. the positive sounds from the eu side. i think that will be good news for downing street as well if they are talking about progress having been made. the last thing theresa may and the government wa nt thing theresa may and the government want at this stage is a stumbling block for a repeat of what we saw that previous eu summits where everything appears ready to fall into place and then suddenly both sides can't agree and it doesn't go as planned. she needs a smooth ride in brussels today and later this week when the rest of the eu 27 member states gathered to sign off that political declaration. back here at westminster the prime minister faced here at westminster the prime ministerfaced a here at westminster the prime minister faced a rough here at westminster the prime ministerfaced a rough ride at prime minister's questions in the house of commons earlier today, getting hostile questions from notjust opposition benches and jeremy corbyn but members of her own as well. the
now former work and pensions secretary esther mcvey who resigned from the cabinet last week over the prime minister's brexit deal with dudley asked her whether the uk will in fact definitely leave the eu on the 29th of march 2019 and the prime minister responded it definitely would. nevertheless there was pressure from all sides about an agreement which she has reached with brussels which has not gone down very well in any quarters here at westminster. for the moment thank you very much. jonathan blake or political correspondent with the latest from westminster. now the latest from westminster. now the latest weather from darren bett. good evening. it didn't seem cold for most of us today but a dusting of snow over some high ground. in derbyshire earlier on. nothing unusual about that. the weather changed across many other parts of england and wales with some welcome sunshine earlier on today. the clearer skies make mean temperatures fall away for now. it could be quite
frosty overnight. not much rain around. a few showers. heavy in the south—west. they will move away. a few showers in northern ireland and in scotland they perhaps continue in the far north—east. largely clear skies developing quite widely. that allows temperatures to pull away quite quickly in 0xfordshire, could see —64 minus seven. later in the night we will see more cloud in eastern areas stopping temperatures getting too cold. for northern and eastern parts of scotland not as cold as further west. some showers mostly of rain. not quite as cold for northern ireland. a few showers running away towards the west early in the morning. clothing over quickly in northern ireland and east england's, east anglia, south—east of england, wales and the south—west getting up to a bright and sunny start. a decent day here. the cloud coming in from the north sea will get into north wales and for a
dusting. later a few showers coming back into northern ireland. more cloud coming into western scotland. most of the rainforest in scotland and bloody thing. still sunshine across southern counties of finland. temperatures similar to today. easterly breeze as we head into friday. and nothing sort of day really. not as much frost on friday morning. more cloud in general. a little sunshine here and there. was places dry. a few sharp showers in the south—west. more rain for eastern scotland. the weather pattern fairly static. high pressure to north of the uk. the pressure to the south and south—west threatening to push together with this weather pattern fairly static. high pressure to north of the uk. the pressure to the south and south—west threatening to push together with is weather from we head into the weekend we keep the one. temperatures in the right direction days. we might make double figures on saturday. most places dry. a little sunshine. a few showers and diverse out and showers across eastern part of it. and travelled to brussels ahead of a
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