this is bbc news, i'm chris rodgers. the headlines at 7pm. the defence secretary expresses horror at an alleged sexual assault hello there. this is bbc news. the of a 17—year—old female recruit by six male soldiers and orders an investigation. the chancellor insists the government has no red lines in talks over brexit. headlines... but labour waiting to see some the chancellor insists the government has "no red lines" in talks over brexit. movement from the prime minister. but labour says it's "disappointed" the key priority is to avoid that no compromise had been offered. crashing out with the eu with no the key priority is to avoid deal, because of the disruption that crashing out of the eu with would mean to industry no deal, because of the disruption that would mean to industry and to supply chains, and to supply chains, and we are determined to make sure and we are determined to make sure there's no crashing out without a deal. there's no crashing out without a deal. building developer persimmon has the defence secretary expresses announced an independent review into its housing quality, horror at an alleged sexual assault of a 17—year—old female recruit after increasing concerns about by six male soldiers the standard of its new builds. and orders an investigation. the developer persimmon has announced an independent review >> what we want? into its housing quality after increasing concerns about human rights! the standard of its new builds. >> when we want them? >> when we want them? >> now! a woman who tried to bring medicinal cannabis into the uk without a licence for her daughter,
who has severe epilepsy, is stopped by border officials at southend airport. human rights protests at london's dorchester hotel owned by brunei, where a new law makes gay sex punishable by stoning to death. chris rogers will be with you at the top of the hour. now, though, on bbc news, it's sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday with me, james pearce, and lizzie greenwood—hughes. yes, hello, good evening. the headlines: history is made at aintree as tiger roll wins the grand national for the second year running. an early goal gives manchester city the half—time lead in the fa cup semifinal against brighton. hibs beat hearts in the edinburgh derby, but the match is marred
by trouble from the fans. also coming up in the programme: more trouble for leicester. they are thrashed at home by primer ship leaders exeter. hello, good evening to you. we start at aintree. it's a grand national that will be talked about for years. all the chat before the race had been about last year's winner tiger roll, and he didn't disappoint. he's become the first horse since red rum 45 years ago to win the famous race two years running. it was such an impressive victory by the favourite, asjoe lynskey reports. aintree is the racecourse where they don't tell my forget their heroes.
45 years ago, red rum one back to background nationals here. and since then, they have waited for an icon do the same. in 2019 committee path is laid for tiger roll. the biggest favourite since red rum himself in the 70s. this is the race with 39 other threats and 30 fences. just like a year other threats and 30 fences. just likea yearago, other threats and 30 fences. just like a year ago, tiger roll was the smallest horse in the field. he has w011 smallest horse in the field. he has won the hearts of this sport with the sides of his resolve. comes tiger roll now the macro —— tiger roll now... -- tiger roll now... davy russell comedy same jockey who wrote him home last year. and in the stands, they were sensing history. at the home straight, it was becoming inevitable. in the end, this pint—size champion finished clear by nearly three legs. for trainer gordon elliotts, this was visibly
overwhelming. it may be too for the bookmakers also it's estimated this win could cost them £150 million. this is the year the grand national got its new piece of history, and 45 yea rs later got its new piece of history, and 45 years later a new back—to—back champion. joe lynskey, bbc news. it's fa cup semi final weekend, the first match is already well under way. we arejust we are just starting the first half at the moment. all the latest on manchester v brighton and the rest of the day's football, lizzie. it would not have been brighton's plan to be down 1—0 early. their plan to be down 1—0 early. their plan was to contain manchester city. after four minutes, they had a go. we are going to have a look at that goal. gabrieljesus, who headed—in
de bruyne's superb cross. that was in the first four minutes. let's look in on the match now. it's live on bbc one. manchester city are still on the quadruple, so i would say they're going to be playing a large number of games. brighton have done well not to concede mortals, really. these are live pictures from bbc 0ne. —— concede more goals. 0nto the premier league, then. and the focus was on the bottom end of the table. is this the day that burnley secured their premier league status? it is probably too early to say that. with huddersfield and full of -- full that. with huddersfield and full of —— full already on, really the reason for that third spot. burley
played bournemouth today. burnley have been on a terrible run of form and it looked like continuing when bournemouth took the lead — after ashley barnes had headed—in an own goal. but as burnley dug in, bournemouth‘s defence went to pot — two quick goals before ashley barnes made amends by scoring at the right end. 3—1, the final. a crucial win for burnley ahead of the match against cardiff next. i thought so many parts of the performance was strong there. we know they're strong and it's not an easy place to come down to, and i thought we worked in all areas today, especially the mentality the mentality of going one down. there was no nervousness. we stayed clear minded. we came back quickly and affected the game from then on in. good shape, good energy and a good desire. and some seal good moments of quality, actually. another match at the lower end of the table. newcastle against crystal palace, with the winners surely
going to be safe. you never know. it was a real six pointer at st. james park, and it actually looks like a one pointer. it was nervy and goalless for most of the game — although both sides had a goal disallowed. then in the 81st minute, wilfried za ha did what he does best — win penalties — and palace's skipper scored. it leaves them both in the table. we will have a look at that in the moment but i would say crystal palace should be safe now. disappointed, because i just disappointed, because ijust think we have to win, we had the control of the game, and we had a lot of... and then we made the mistake and we paid for that. and after that, we we re paid for that. and after that, we were in the last minutes. they were pushing and pushing. sometimes you cannot win but it's important not to lose. it's important to get beyond this.
it's important to get beyond this. it's a lot of points to get with just... it is so nice to have those five games to play. no need to sit back on those lows and let those chances pass us by. we are going to try and get those points too. but it is certainly a very nice feeling when you have virtually got over the line from if not absolutely over the line. 0ne team not going to get over the line, confirmed, huddersfield. their fans must be looking forward to the end of the season. it's not getting any better for them, conceding four at home to leicester. they are ready for next season. leicester have gotten going under brendan rodgers. it took a while for the game to get going, but when it did it was goal—tastic. 4—1 it ended, jamie vardy scoring twice. how good has he been since rodgers took over? huddersfield put up a fight, scored their first penalty
this season. but for both sides, this is now all about next season. huddersfield in the championship and leicester looking to build on their new found confidence. having a look at the bottom of the table. today really has been about the bottom of the table. newcastle are now down to 15th place, seven places above cardiff, points above cardiff. burley not out of danger but palace pretty much guaranteed safety. southampton, who lost to liverpool last but they don't place her next week. liverpool back ahead of manchester city, who have played one game less. they are playing at the moment in the fa cup. they play tottenham in europe on tuesday. lots going on for city. if city continue to be involved in all four trophies, they have a huge number of games to play before the end of the season. arsenal and chelsea play tomorrow and monday.
let's talk about scotland. can we talk about the championship? norwich are almost guaranteed automatic promotion. not quite, though. they thrashed a manner lewis —— manager list queens park rangers 4—0 today. norwich went two goals up within 12 minutes before top scorer teemu pukki added a third before half—time. then after the break, one of their scorers — emiliano buendia — was sent—off for a wreckless challenge. despite that, pukki scored again — his 26th league goal of the season and norwich's eighth straight win. they're now nine points clear of sheffield united in third, and qpr are hurtling towards the relegation places. second placed sheffield united kept the pressure on norwich with an important win at preston. but third placed leeds were beaten at birmingham and west brom also lost to strugglers millwall.
aston villa are still firmly in the playoff places after a comfortable win at sheffield wednesday and sixth placed bristol city drew. at the bottom end — ipswich won their first game in a very long time against bolton, who are just above them and in the midst of a financial crisis. rotherham also won. apologies, norwich fans! ijust i just wanted to talk about the championship. more goals in the norwich match than the celtic... no, they could have won the league tomorrow if rangers lose but instead celtic were held to a goalless draw at hoem to stjonhstone. meanwhile there was a feisty edinburgh derby at tynecastle where hibernian came from behind to beat hearts and move into fifth in the scottish premiership. the result, though, was overshadowed by some troubling behaviour from the fans, as patrick gearey reports. it is the issue that is clouding scottish football. for the second time in a week,
a flare is thrown onto the pitch in a scottish premiership match, delaying kick—off in the edinburgh derby. the scottish police federation says supporter behaviour is driving the game to a crisis and when peter haring headed hearts in front, the red mist descended once more. a similar incident happened after celtic scored against st mirren on wednesday. more followed. three minutes later, hibernian equalised. during daryl horgan‘s celebrations, another aberration. this time, a coconut was thrown onto the pitch, accompanied by yet more smoke. in the second half, those problems were extinguished. the most notable flare came in the build—up to hibs' second, scored again by horgan. this match may yet decide which of these sides can qualify for european football next season, but despite some late scrambling, hearts could not regain a foothold. this game was memorable enough for what happened on the pitch, but what landed on it may have further repercussions. patrick gearey, bbc news. in the battle at the bottom, dundee lost at home to aberdeen. hamilton v st mirren was a draw, and third—placed kilmarnock closed
in on rangers abover them with a win over stjohnstone. isaid it i said it was saintjohnston who drew with celtic but it was livingston. my mistake. just before i hand back to james, soccer in the us. when you're playing the slots and even him of itch, you need to be on the top of your game. —— zlatan ibrahimahovic. vancouver we re —— zlatan ibrahimahovic. vancouver were not. in the opening minute of the game, vancouver were given a penalty and it's safe to say it didn't go exactly to plan. then a failed attempt at a bicycle kick. and it didn't get much better after that — la galaxy won 2—0. it was none other than ibrahimovic who scored the second goal. we're just we'rejust going to we're just going to watch this winning. he has still got it, and i'm sure he would say that himself. 0ne one other team who have not quite got it as well. 0nto rugby union, and things aren't getting any better for leicester tigers. still considered one of the giants of domestic and european rugby union, but before today a run of eight
defeats in 11 games had meant they'd dropped to tenth in the premiership, and in danger of relegation. today, they were thrashed 52—20 at home by league leaders exeter. james burford reports. the tigers flag is once synonymous with success. the decorated team are trying to plot their way out of danger. the chiefs top of the league have drawn the gaze of many admirers, and this is why. this kind of speed would not be amiss at aintree. but determined to keep leicester firmly aintree. but determined to keep leicesterfirmly in aintree. but determined to keep leicester firmly in the loop, johnnie mae did whatjohnnie mae does best, catch commission become a score. the chiefs are the leaders of the pack for a reason. there's is a swashbuckling brand of rugby, near impossible to stop. they don'tjust find the line, they leap forward. such acrobatics forced mistakes. a red card, much of the fan's dismay, capping off a dismal day. and
thereafter, the floodgates open. a man down, they could not stop the england man, with the freedom of the pitch to score their seventh try. this a victory as copperheads of as they come. act i, bbc news. —— this, a victory as comprehensive as they come. james burford, bbc news. bristol aren't yet safe from the drop and this loose pass let rhys priestland in to score what proved to be the game's decisive try. bath are nowjust five points behind harlequins in fourth, the final play—off place. saracens kept up the pressure on leaders exeter with a bonus point comeback against bottom side newcastle falcons. sarries are now closer to securing their top—four play—off place. wasps beat worcester 28—16. 0spreys kept alive there pro 14 playoff hopes with a bonus point stop. fullback dan evans
and 0lly cracknell opened the try—scoring for the visitors in the first half. dries swanepoel hit back for cheetahs but the 0sperys proved too strong. cory allen went over for the bonus point try to main their champions cup qualification hopes. 0spreys kept alive their pro14 play—off and european champions cup qualification hopes. asi as i said. zebre beating connacht. confirmation of that 0spreys score. still to come on sportsday: we'll tell you about the football pitch in scotland that fifa says is one of the most unusual in the world. —— remarkable in the world. you cannot slack the pitch off because it's a revelatory pitch from fifa. you can play football
anywhere. rugby league super league now. saint helen's's100% certain disease and is on the verge of being ended by cata la ns is on the verge of being ended by catalans dragons. the dragons twice came from behind. they are winning 18-10 with came from behind. they are winning 18—10 with just a few moments ago. the third season of the women's super league starts on sunday. this year, wakefield have been added to the league — taking it from seven to eight teams. the wigan warriors start their title defence this sunday, as they host local rivals st helen's. miriam walker—khan reports. it could not have been a better start to life for wigan, the team that did not even exist until 2017. fast forward 11 months and they were super league grand final champions. from where we started —
girls were paying for their own kit, girls training on the backs of fields at the end of a lads' session, girls not getting a full team out of a weekend. they are working full—time. some of them have got families and stuff. they come and give it everything they've got, and i don't think when they formed the super league they really thought it would be as good a quality as it was. we can build on what we did last year, it can go from strength to strength. coaches say they want to maintain the standards of the league so they can develop players. but there is more to it thanjust winning and losing. it's the biggest girls to the smallest girls, it doesn't matter. and i think that's one thing outside of the obvious self benefits. it's body confidence when you're growing up and that real self—esteem it gives you. it's a brilliant support for that. it's a really welcoming environment for any girls wanting to be involved. the sport has grown massively in the last few years and this year's challenge cup final will be
played as part of a triple header with the men's semifinals injuly. i never thought the women's game would be in the position it is in now. to see how far it's come, it is really a testament to the ifl, who have helped grow the game, and the clubs backing it as well. to play a ground like bolton, now only before the men play, it just shows itjust shows how it just shows how far it itjust shows how far it has come. the fact we got a new team, itjust makes the game a lot better. clubs say the super league brand alone is bringing new people into the sports. we can start the season with three new 16—year—olds on their team. amateur clubs are bringing more paths into the game, so the hope will be that the 2021 world cup in england is coming just at the right time. miriam walker—khan, bbc news. kim in—kyung has a lead at the first
golf event of the year. the south korean is looking for redemption seven years after missing out here on her first major title. england's charley hull is the highest placed briton, tied for fifth place on three under. england's meghan maclaren has just missed out on winning the jordan mixed 0pen. the tournament was the first to see women compete against men for the same trophy and prize money. maclaren started the final round in the lead. she produced this remarkable pot on the dash remarkable putt on the third hole. but a bogey and double bogey on the back nine allowed dutchman daan huizing win by two shots. it hurts to not win, but i know whenever i get home and think about it and stuff, i am proud of what i have done this week and i hope i have done this week and i hope i have represented women's golf and general well. this just kicks thing offa general well. this just kicks thing off a little bit, i am proud of what has happened.
it has been a great day for britain in the princess regatta. olympic champion hannah mills and eilidh mcintyre led the way with gold in the 470 race. the pair teamed up in 2017 after mills' gold medal—winning crewmate saskia clark retired after rio 0lympics. dylan fletcher and stuart bithell took gold in the 49er fleet despite weather conditions preventing the medal race. they already had an unassailable lead, and had dominated the regatta, only finishing outside the top five in three of the 12 races. they beat an impressive field, which included rio 2016 gold medalists blair tu ke and peter burling. the grand national today, tomorrow the return of another british sporting institution, the boat race. this year's contest between 0xford and cameron university will see the old est and cameron university will see the oldest competitor in history. ——
0xford oldest competitor in history. —— oxford and cambridge university. james cracknell, who won two 0lympic rowing gold medals for great britain, will be part of the cambridge crew. aged 46. that breaks the previous record by eight years. it's 13 years since cracknell retired from elite rowing, and he says getting into the team has been a "humbling experience". definitely a lot harder. i don't bounce back in the same way. you have to be careful about that. you don't want to burn the candle at both ends, but it is quite fun to... these 20—year—olds, their cultural references a re these 20—year—olds, their cultural references are totally wrong. this year has been a very defining year for me. mentally, and approved a to myself and hopefully ask a few questions. the island of eriskay in the outer hebrides is home to about 200 people. it's less than two miles wide, but among the amenities there's a pub, a shop and a football pitch. now fifa say eriskay fc is one of the top eight most remarkable
places to play football in the world. the tiny island is included in a display at their headquarters in zurich. and as part of their new friday night show, a view from the terrace, bbc scotland has been there to find out why football on this island is so special. pretty much if you are from eriskay, you play for eriskay. eriskay is a small island on the west coast of scotland. small population. it's got a few unique features about it. on the island, there's a pub, a shop, a community hall, a church, couple of beaches and a football pitch as well. fifa recognised the pitch as one of the most unique places to play football in the world. it's hard to play
football in eriskay because the conditions aren't always ideal. the pitch is different from most pitches. most people a plate on before. it's not exactly flat. there isa before. it's not exactly flat. there is a wee hole in the corner, top half is a wee bit higher than the bottom half. it's right on the edge ofa bottom half. it's right on the edge of a really steep hill. it's really exposed to the elements as well. you cannot slapped the pitch off because it is it regulates pitch from fifa. you can play football anywhere. if you can't play football on a wee pitch, you shouldn't be playing.
football means a lot to the island. the community supports it. notjust to watch the games but financially as well. what team on that pitch? could probably get barcelona to enter our level on that pitch. could probably get barcelona to enter our level on that pitchlj would do this because i love the club, and the island. iwill would do this because i love the club, and the island. i will keep it going for as long as i can. the thing is, it does look beautiful in the sunshine. but i imagine how cold it is in eriskay in the middle of winter when you try to keep your feet from turning into ice blocks to play football. they have chosen the right day to film. moving on.
life after playing elite sport can take athletes in many directions. often they stay in sport either as coaches or pundits. former france rugby union forward sebastian cha bal was such an imposing player in his prime, he was nicknamed the caveman. he retired from the international game eight years ago with 62 caps. his popularity sawjournalists write about cha bal mania. but we're not quite sure what they, or his fans, will make of this performance before the hong kong sevens. music: i'm gonna be (500 miles) by the proclaimers iam going i am going to be seen that all evening! let's go to the football before we end the programme. you can see the score is still 1—0 to manchester city against brighton. we
will have the results of that match and the rest of the sport, including that tiger roll is the first horse to win back to back red nationals since the 1970s. —— grand nationals. good evening. we have had a real mixed bag of weather. not everywhere. there have been some spells of sunshine. 0r across western and southwestern parts of the uk stop you can see the cloud is broken there. we had a few spells of blue sky and sunshine around. and where we did see the sunshine during the day, clear skies do this evening and overnight. northern ireland, down towards the southwest, clear skies tonight. 0ne down towards the southwest, clear skies tonight. one or two showers for the far south of them with. spells of drizzly rain. with that
cloud around for most of us, temperatures along to around —— falling down to around four to 8 degrees. low cloud across much of the uk. the best of sunshine is across northern ireland. further east across england, some showers rolling in. some of them could be heavy and potentially could affect the boat races in london. mild down towards the southeast. a cooler 8-10d towards the southeast. a cooler 8—10d across parts of scotland.