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and a fresher feeling night, lows typically between nine and 11 celsius. our rain doesn't go too far tomorrow. so, lingering through the central belt, southern scotland, northern ireland and the far north of england. elsewhere, some spells of sunshine, but also some fairly frequent showers blowing through on a brisk west or northwesterly wind. not too many showers, though, getting across to east anglia and southwestern england, but nowhere immune from a shower tomorrow. despite some sunshine, in the breeze, it's going to feel a little bit cooler. temperatures generally between 1a and 17 celsius. just nine or ten, though, for the far north of scotland. plenty of showers around on tuesday, particularly the further east you are. many should escape the showers, though, on wednesday. bye— bye.
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hello, this is bbc news with julian worricker. the headlines: boris johnson and michael gove, the two figureheads of the official leave campaign, challenge each other for the conservative party leadership. i will be putting my name forward to be prime minister of this country. i believe i am ready to unite
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the conservative and unionist party, deliver brexit and lead this great country. final voting's taking place across 21 european union countries to select new meps. results will be released after polls close at 10pm tonight. after the bbc reveals evidence of abuse at a care home for people with disabilities, a former care quality commission inspector says he raised serious concerns about whorlton hall hospital more than three years ago. a man and a woman are charged with murder after two children died following an "incident" at a house in sheffield on friday. a ringside seat at the wrestling for president trump, who's on an official visit to japan. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday.
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hello, and welcome to sportsday, i'm damian johnson. ahead from us on the programme: my most emotional race — lewis hamilton wins the monaco grand prix just days after the death of his mentor the legendary niki lauda. dundee united miss four penalties in their shoot—out defeat by st mirren to blow their chance of a return to the scottish premiership. and a last gasp winner helps charlton defeat sunderland once again and return to the championship in the league one play—off final. also coming up in the programme: a winning return to the french open for roger federer after four years away. and a pb for kjt — katarina hits new heights in the heptathlon with a world—leading points tally in a prestigious meet in austria.
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there was an emotional victory for lewis hamilton at the monaco grand prix. in the week that his legendary mentor niki lauda died, hamilton held his nerve in a thrilling race through the streets of monte carlo to increase his lead at the top of the championship. here's our f1 reporterjennie gow. an emotional roller coaster of a week for lewis hamilton. niki lauda, the man who brought him to mercedes, passing away on monday, and from that point on, he looked to claw back and give something to the legend of formula 1. he did just that around the streets of monaco today. a moment for a formula 1 icon. the red caps a tribute to three—time world champion niki lauda, who died on monday. for the sport, the loss of a legend. for many here in monaco, the loss of a friend. mercedes, hoping to pay the ultimate tribute, on the hunt for their sixth 1—2 finish this season.
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and it was a dream start for the five—time champion lewis hamilton, converting his pole position into a lead at the first corner of this iconic circuit. but for ferrari's charles leclerc, a nightmare. it wasn't supposed to go like this for the hometown hero. the chaos didn't end there. this incident cost max verstappen a five—second penalty. that didn't stop his pursuit of the race leader lewis hamilton, bearing down on the world champion in the final moments. not enough to prevent hamilton from claiming his third victory on the streets of monaco, six out of six for mercedes this season. that one's for niki, mate. that one is for niki. hamilton described it as the hardest race he's had, surely one niki himself would have been proud of. holly hamilton, bbc news. hamilton now holds a 17—point lead over his team—mate valtteri bottas in the championship. sebastian vettel is up to third, ahead of max verstappen in fourth. st mirren have maintained their scottish premiership status after a penalty shoot—out
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victory in their play—off against dundee united. the highly eventful match went to penalties, but dundee united blew their chance of returning to the top flight. nick parrott watched the action. dundee united had been practising penaltiesjust in case of this scenario. it didn't pay off. st mirren staying in the scottish premiership for another season. united condemned to a fourth in the championship. it was probably a fair outcome for two sides who couldn't be separated over 210 minutes. after a goalless first leg, it took 20 more minutes for a breakthrough. this judged handball. nicky clark putting his side in front. but that advantage was short—lived. just three minutes later, the home side back on level terms. danny mullen making the most of his opportunity. st mirren edged ahead in possession and shots on goal, but struggled to apply
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a finishing touch. they were stopped in their tracks in extra time, but united were not punished. instead a substitute for st mirren felt hard done by twice. sent off for this with just minutes to go. that proved not to be decisive, but the penalties did. nick parrott, bbc news. charlton have won promotion back to the championship after a dramatic last gasp winner against sunderland in the league one play off final at wembley. with the game heading to extra time, patrick bauer struck with virtually the last kick of the game to break sunderland hearts. craig templeton reports. 21 years have passed since charlton and sunderland produced arguably the greatest play—off final ever. eight goals shared, 13 penalties taken, quite a lot to live up to. that can make nerves and mistakes predictable, but this was so unpredictable it even caught the camera by surprise. the second viewing will not make it easierfor the keeper. it can be hard to respond to a moment like that at all,
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let alone respond with a moment of real quality. that was where the quality ended. but the commitment remained, and it felt like extra time was on the horizon. but with just six seconds left on the clock, the ball fell to a man who had not scored all season. patrick bauer knows how to pick his moments. cue delirium, cue devastation, cue the kind of drama that only the play—offs can bring. 21 years may have passed, but the result has stayed the same and it's charlton promoted again. craig templeton, bbc news. roger federer has made a winning return to the french open after four years away. he beat lorenzo sonego in straight sets, but there were surprise defeats for both angelique kerber and venus williams. earlier, i spoke to our tennis correspondent russell fuller and asked him if federer looked like he had never been away. he has had two warm—up tournaments on the clay in madrid and rome.
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he reached the quarter—finals on both occasions and actually pulled out before his quarter—final in rome because he had a bit of a toe and leg problem, but that was very much precautionary. he eased back into roland garros today with a straightforward win, adulation from those 15,000 watching, desperate to see him back. federer has rested from clay season over recent years because he felt he needed a break to prolong his career. this helped him win wimbledon in 2017, but this year, he felt there was no strong reason to stay away from the clay and he looks as sharp as ever. how big a shock to see fifth see angelique kerber go out? at the start of the fortnight, she was hoping to become only the 11th woman in history to have won all
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four of the grand slam titles in her career. third different grand slam with wimbledon last year. the french open always her weakest surface and having rolled her ankle while running in the warm up ahead of a match in rome two weeks ago, her chances here always looked very slight. and sure enough, against a very promising russian, she was well beaten in straight sets. and she will now go to try and get herself into the right sort of shape to start the defence of her wimbledon title. venus williams also out? not so surprising, either, because venus williams is one of the greatest champions the sport has ever seen but she is 39 next month and now 52nd in the world and because she is not seeded here, she drew the ninth seed drew the ninth seed elina svitolina in the first round and lost in straight sets. for her, but she started the season well and has had the so svitolina is through. and she is now commenting on the bbc sports website throughout. here are some of the day's other stories: ireland back row forward sean o'brien has been ruled out
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of the rugby world cup, he'll be sidelined for up to six months recovering from hip surgery. in a statement released by leinster on sunday, o'brien will have surgery "in the next few weeks". italy's dario cataldo claimed his first giro d'italia stage win after beating mattia cattaneo in a sprint finish to stage 15. richard carapaz stretched his lead over primoz roglic in the overall standings after roglic lost a0 seconds changing a team—mate's bike before crashing on the final descent. britain's laura muir had to settle for bronze in the women's elite westminster mile. the race, which starts on the mall and finishes outside buckingham palace, was won by melissa courtney for the second year in a row. in the men's race, chris o'hare was pushed all the way by elliot giles as he claimed his third westminster mile crown. o'hare just failed to break the four minute—barrier after finishing the race in four minutes flat.
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staying with athletics, britain's katarina johnson—thompson has laid down a markerfor this year's world athletics championships by setting a world lead and a new personal best in winning the heptathlon at the gotzis hypo—meeting. the competition is considered the biggest combined event outside of the major championships. johnson—thompson extended her overnight lead in the first event of day two, leaping the furthest in the long jump. she then performed strongly in the javelin and 800 metres to finish on 6813 points. in the best game of this season's magic weekend so far, leeds fought off a london broncos revival to secure a 211—22 win, which could turn their season around after a poor start to the campaign. leeds raced ahead early in the match with tries from liam sutcliffe and ash handley as the broncos really struggled with leeds‘ impressive early tempo. after richie myler scored leeds‘ fifth try, the broncos fought back and got within two points courtesy of a try from alex walker. leeds are now two points clear of london, who remain
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bottom of the table. earlier, there was was an important victory for hull kingston rovers. they narrowly beat salford to move away from the bottom of the table, level at 20 points all. ryan shaw scored a late penalty to seal the win. the day's final game at anfield is currently ongoing — leaders st helens taking on castleford. the score is currently st helens 36, castleford 1a. there's live commentary of the match on radio 5live sports extra and via the bbc sport website. england's bronte law is still in the running for her first career lpga title. she shares the lead at the pure silk championship in virginia with japan's nasa hataoka heading into today's final round. at one point, it looked like she'd be returning to the clubhouse a shot behind, but managed to birdie the 18th — her sixth in a round that also included two bogeys.
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20 years on from that famous treble—winning season, manchester united have beaten bayern munich again today. the likes of david beckham, paul scholes and peter schmeichel were all on show while sir alex ferguson took charge of the team to commemorate theirfamous win in barcelona. united won 5—0, and you can guess who managed to get on the scoresheet — the man who scored the winner back in ‘99, and current united boss, ole gunnar solskjaer opening the scoring. beckham got his goal in front of the stretford end on 90 minutes, while dwight yorke, nicky butt and louis saha got the other goals. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening. next up, it's brexitcast.
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brexitcast. brexitcast, from bbc 5live and bbc news. brexit means brexit. breaking up is hard. the people voted, and they have to get on with it. a process which i can only describe as a dog's brexit. brexit means brexit. but what does brexit mean? well, hello, it's chris in westminster. laura in westminster. kat here in brussels. and adam in brussels. so, laura, chuffin heck, what a day! yeah, huge day. big day, enormous day. we brexitcasters have been talking for months and months about the crushing inevitability of theresa may having to go at some point. today, it's happening. and for any country, the day when their political leader says they're stepping down is a huge moment. i mean, forget about brexit, perish the thought, forget about brexit for a moment, we will now have, by the end

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