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drizzle is patchy at light drizzle is possible. temperatures are 1a to 18 celsius for the most part, feeling warmer in north—east england. anybody wanting reign at old trafford for the final day of the ashes test, that is not in the forecast. another cool and dry day to come. monday has a frontal system coming in from the atlantic, meaning it murder start on monday morning, away from eastern england which will still be clear and chilly overnight. some outbreaks of rain around on monday, not too much reaching eastern parts of england, heavily biased towards wales and south—west england in particular. the temperatures come down a bit, equal day on monday, particularly where there is rain. there is a bit more rain on the way at times as you go through next week, brisk winds on occasion to us with systems come in from the atla ntic with systems come in from the atlantic but they will be dry and
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apply to payments as well. it will get a little warmer for some of us towards the end of the week and into next weekend. that is the forecast.
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hello this is bbc news. the headlines: the prime minister says he would "rather be dead in a ditch" than delay brexit — but a cross—party group of mps is preparing to take legal action if he refuses to abide by a bill to delay brexit. the courts making a decision to try and makea the courts making a decision to try and make a prime minister abide by the law, these are strange times for democracy. it's the law of the land and he is under an obligation to obey it.
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if he doesn't obey it he can be taken to court and if necessary the court will issue an injunction ordering him to do it. and if he doesn't obey the injuction he can be sent to prison. the number of people killed as a result of hurricane dorian in the bahamas has risen to a3. satellite images appear to show an iranian oil tanker off the syrian coast — after it was previously impounded in gibraltar. ukrainian prisoners are united with theirfamilies following an exchange of 70 detainees with russia. it's hoped it will ease tensions between the two neighbours. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello, and welcome to sportsday, with me, lizzie greenwood—hughes, and gavin ramjaun. the headlines this evening: england get off to a disastrous start in their response to australia, as hopes of winning
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the ashes back fade in the fourth test. they're on top of the world. ireland are number one in the rankings ahead of the world cup after beating wales in dublin. madness at monza. charles leclerc seals top spot at the italian grand prix, but several of the drivers failed to finish. also coming up in the programme — a hat trick from harry kane sends england back to the top of their euro 2020 qualifying group. and over 31,000 were at the etihad to watch the first professional women's manchester derby. let's start with the ashes, which england are looking somewhat
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unlikely to win back from australia. at the close of play on day four of the fourth test england were 18 for two in their second innings, a huge 364 runs behind australia and needing to avoid defeat which would see the famous trophy remaining in aussie hands. australia actually didn't get too many runs in their second innings, opener david warner out for a duck again his third in a row to stuart broad, steve smith of course looked on course for another big total, but even he could only make 82 modest for the double centuirian in the first innings. and the honour of taking his wicket went to jack leach, caught by ben stokes. australia declared not long after on 186 for six and so england's improbably run chase began with the overs left presumably too many for a nightwatchman. england made the worst possible start losing opener rory burns third ball. and then captainjoe root was also out for a duck.
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pat cummins rewarded for some excellent bowling this match. here is the scorecard. england need 365 runs to win, not something anybody genuinely expects to happen. more hopefully, there remaining players could bat all day tomorrow, therefore drawing and avoiding defeat and the cds would go to a decider at the oval defeat and the cds would go to a decider at the 0valfor defeat and the cds would go to a decider at the oval for the final test on thursday. it was all too easy for england this evening at wembley. captain harry kane scored a hat trick, as they cruised to a four zero win over bulgaria. gareth southgate‘s side have won every match in their euro 2020 group. and look odds on to qualify for next year's competition. 0ur correspondent david 0rnstein is there for us. a routine win for england. it was. three wins out of three with five to go, england in firm control of their group. hurtling towards
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another major tournament. that's now 42 consecutive matches unbeaten in the world cup and european championship qualifying for england. 0n the one hand it is a great statistic but on the other it's a bit of a concern because not yet have england ended their weight since 1966 for a major tournament victory so they will want to replicate this form when the going gets tough in the major tournaments. these are the sort of sides england are used to beating. they got past the czech republic and montenegro in their first two qualifiers and now bulgaria, scoring 1a goals in the process , bulgaria, scoring 1a goals in the process, conceding just one. the step up in quality really comes at the major tournaments. this is crucial, the qualification, because it's how england perform in qualifying that the terms of their seeding and how many matches they played at wembley in the pan—european euro 2020, including both semifinals and the final next summer both semifinals and the final next summer here. it's crucial england
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maintained theirform, so far summer here. it's crucial england maintained their form, so far they are 100% record is intact and they will want to keep it going. the latest stop on the path to euro 2020. a path england hope will ultimately lead back here next summer ultimately lead back here next summer when wembley stages the tournament final. they could also enjoy home advantage in the group stage but that and there are seeding will be determined by the outcome of qualifying. games like these carry greater importance. england julie set up camp in opposition territory. bulgarian bottled. harry kane as everin bulgarian bottled. harry kane as ever in the right place at the right time, his team in control, the packed house happy. after the break their delight would double. marcus rashford too quick then harry kane with the kick, that effectively ended bulgaria's resistance. from stoner he soon turned provider, for raheem sterling to make it three ——
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from scorer in turned provider. his last task was to play provider and skoda. a task that typically was passed as england maintained their 100% record that could prove so crucial. we've seen england reach the semifinals of the world cup and nations league so it's at that level they will really want to kick on. their next task is against kosovo on tuesday. kosovo are one point behind england in the group, although having played one game more. although they are 150th or so in the world they could be the surprise package of this group in the top two teams qualifying. england gave a debut to mason mounts as gareth southgate brings through many players he knew from the under age
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groups and it could be deadly as for tyrone mings and james madison against kosovo at st mary's, southampton, on tuesday evening. also notable is the crowds turning out are bigger and more positive, it seems, than in many years gone by. there seems to be a feel—good factor around england that emanates from the world cup semifinals. it was a near sell—out at wembley today. many qualifications in recent years that has not been the case so the feel—good factor on and off the pitch and they will want to keep that going all the way through until next summer and the final of the euro 2020 is here at wembley. england's opponents on tuesday — kosovo — went top of group a earlier after beating the czech republic 2-1. they went a goal down — but equalised in the first half. then it was this goal
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from mergim vojvoda in the 66th minute that secured the win. kosovo are currently ranked 120th in the world — the lowest ranked in their group by far. but — they're the most in—form national side in europe, unbeaten 15 matches. it's the opening weekend in the womens super league season — and what a match to get talk about first, the first ever manchester derby, in front of a record crowd at the etihad stadium. over 31,000 people saw manchester city win against manchester united — almost six times more than the previous record. jo currie was the game for us. after the huge interest in the world cup this match was billed as a new dawn for women's football and while derby day delivered off the pitch with over 31,000 fans here at the stadium, the on field action did not quite live up to the hype. it was the newcomers united to start the brightest with jane ross coming closest to breaking the deadlock with this effort. denied by the hand of the goalkeeper. after the break
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it was city who stepped on the gas with scotland international caroline weir with an individual effort worthy of the occasion, finding the net and the host were in front to the delight of the crowd. late on united midfielder went on a scintillating run, eventually halted in the box. she almost managed to score had it not been for the woodwork. it was not to be their day. it's one of the biggest rivalries in football and to have our first win was huge here. big occasion, a record crowd. we'd like to thank the fa ns record crowd. we'd like to thank the fans and hopefully we put on a good performance. this match will not go down as a classic but it proves there is a demand for domestic women's football in this country and the challenge is for the club is to get the fans coming back time and time again. there were no goals in the day's other wsl match between bristol city and brighton, but plenty of drama. bristol goalkeeper sophie baggaley saved
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a first—half penalty after brighton controlled the first half in a match which saw over 3,000 at ashton gate. no action in the premier league this weekend due to the international break but news from vicarage road this evening. watford have sacked their managerjavi gracia and immediatley announced his successor — it's their former manager, quique sanches flores. flores returns after three years — following spells at espanyol and shanghai shenhua. gracia was sacked despite taking watford to the fa cup final last season and an 11th placed finish in the premier league — they're now bottom of the table with a single point from their first four matches. ireland will go into the rugby world cup later this month as the number one ranked side in the rankings after beating wales 19—10 today. a win by any margin in dublin would have sealed their status — lea pfrogging new zealand. it was an emotional occasion for captain rory best, who played his final home match and will retire after the world cup injapan.
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lydia campbell reports. it's rarely easy to say goodbye. just ask rory best. this is his home farewell before he retires after the world cup. and on theirfinal game before japan, the irish claimed the first points of the day. rob kearney driving over. these warm—up matches are for fine—tuning ahead of the world cup, and this was pitch perfect. leigh halfpenny added the conversion, giving wales a 10—7 lead at the break. but the second half was all about the men in green. their second try down to pure brute force. and james ryan added the third shortly after. eventually given after some discussion. and that's how it finished. the win lifting ireland to the top of the world rankings for the first time. ahead of the world cup, rory‘s side are simply the best.
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lydia campbell, bbc news. world cup favourites new zealand hammered tonga 92—7 in theirfinal warm—up game before the tournament begins injapan. the all blacks were in great form, as they ran in 1a tries with nine different try scorers. ryan crotty and ben smith each scored two with george bridge leading the way with four tries. new zealand begin their quest for a third successive title against south africa in yokohama on 21st september. australia also ended their world cup preparations with a win. they beat samoa 3a points to 15, scoring six tries in sydney. dane haylett—petty and matt to'omua crossed in the last 10 minutes to see the hosts home comfortably. still to come on sportsday: we look ahead to what could be a career defining us open final for serena williams at flushing meadows. and mike bushell dances down to sussex to take on his fellow strictly contestant and paralympic table tennis champion will bailey.
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to the us open now. and in just over an hour's time serena williams can put herself in the history books — with a record—equalling 24th grand slam, if she can overcome her opponent in the women's final. the 37 year old will take—on the canadian teenager bianca andreescu — exactly two decades after winning her first title in new york — before andreescu was even born. but in her pre—match interview, williams said the record isn't her only motivation to keep playing. i would definitely still be playing if i had already passed it. but i've had so many chances to pass it and to have a lot more, so...
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but it's cool because i am playing in am era... five eras with so many amazing players. i think if you look at the span of the career and the players i have played, it's amazing that i was able to get this many. i have always dreamt of this moment ever since i was a little kid, but i don't think many people would have actually thought that it would become a reality. i think for me, it all started in auckland and then at indian wells, and then i kept believing in myself. but i think that that moment after the match, i wasjust in shock. but at the same time, i fought really hard to get to this point, so i really think i deserve to be in the finals. 0ur tennis correspondent russell fuller, is in new york for us ahead of that match. he says serena has nothing left to prove to tennis fans, but has one burning ambition left herself. there are so many remarkable things she has achieved in her career anyway. most people would judge her the best player of all—time. certainly in the boom in‘s game,
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possibly in the game —— in the women's game. she wants to finally put margaret court's all—time record of 2a grand slam singles titles. margaret caught one of many of those titles before the start of the open era when professionals were allowed to compete for the titles. her opponent can definitely upset her, she would be the first teenager to win the grand slam for 13 years since maria sharapova won the title here in new york. 0nly since maria sharapova won the title here in new york. only 19 but as her coach says the bigger the occasion of the bigot she hits. first us open main draw appearance —— the bigger the occasion of the bigger she hits. jamie murray and betanie matek—sands have retained their mixed doubles title at the us open. the pair beat chan hao—ching and michael venus in straight sets in the final.
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the american matek sands and britain's murray won 6—2 6—3. he's the first man in the open era to win three successive mixed titles at flushing meadows. sprinter allyson felix marked her return to international competition with a stunning win at the great north city games. olympic champion felix of the united states, won the 150—metres. with six gold medals and three silvers to her name, she's the joint most decorated woman in olympic history — and it's only nine months since she gave birth to herfirst child. i want to teach her what hard work is all about and what you can accomplish in the face of all kind of obstacles. i'm really proud of what i've done this season. it's going to help me a lot next year. this was all about building momentum. big goals next year. let's take a look at some other sports stories around today. the tour of britain got underway today in scotland. the stage was won by dutchman dylan groenewegen of team jumbo—visma. the stage was from glasgow to kirkcudbright. tomorrow, the riders head to kelso, for a giant loop
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through the scottish borders. irish champion sam bennett won stage 1a of the vuelta from san vincente de la barquera to 0viedo. but it wasn't without drama — there was a huge crash with less than 1km to go. wales's 0wain doull and spain's alejandro valverde were both involved in the crash. the favourite hello yum—zayn won the big race at haydock today. ridden by jockey james doyle, the three year old stormed home to claim the betfair sprint cup by half a length ahead of the tin man. and britain's pippa funnell leads the burghley horse trials after an influential cross country phase of the equestrian triathlon just a week after taking team silver in the european championships, funnell guided grafton street, a first timer at five star level, to go clear with just 4 time penalties. british team mate piggy french is just behind her in second on her badminton winnervanir kamira. at 37 years old, james anderson is often
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referred to as a veteran of the england cricket team. but he's got a long way to go to match the career of cecil wright. after 60 yea rs the formerjamaica paceman, is retiring from the sport at the age of 85. wright's taken 7,000 wickets in his playing days and faced some of the greats of the game. stuart pollit went to his last match in uppermill after 60 years of playing cricket around the north west of england. taking to the field for the final time. after seven decades playing around the north west, cecil wright is bowing out. how has your bowling changed over the years? i cannot go up there now. i'm a bit down. i cannot quite jump as much. cec arrived in england in 1959 to play as a professional alongside some of the greats. but unlike those superstars, he ended up staying and taking more than 4000 wickets. who is the most famous batsman you got out? i think gary was one
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of them, and dennis. you have been playing in england for 60 or so years and you haven't gotten used to the weather? no. laughter. for team—mates young and old, cec has been an inspiration. i remember two years ago, the ball went up and he dived full on, 83 years old, ben stokes would've been proud of that catch. you are supposed to be at the test match today, but you gave it up to come play with cecil? he has been there to help anyone and support with bowling. he doesn't really train, i've never seen him go to the gym or go for a i’ui'i seen him go to the gym or go for a run or that. it'sjust cricket. he keeps keeping fit and walks around during the winter to keep the weight off. but cricket is his one and only love. they said to me don't forget to put
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the phone away next year because we might have to ring you up and say we are one short. and despite the end of his cricketing career, cecil‘s sporting days are not over. he has recently taken up lawn bowling. now, you may have seen that our colleague mike bushell, is taking part in this year's strictly come dancing. the launch show is on right now. and one of his fellow dancers is pa ralympics tabletennis champion will bayley — he is currently preparing for the european championships. the british team head to sweden next week, but this week — will invited mike to the club on the sussex coast where it all started for him, thanks to his gran. music. his feet may be dancing to the strictly beat these days, but will bayley is keeping his hands busy with bat and ball. i am taking some tips on how to multitask. you see, will has to keep going
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because the european cup starts monday week and with his title to defend less than a year from now in tokyo, he cannot afford to miss anything. as you know, it is full on, the dance training, but i am still getting in my table tennis every day so i look to try to take sweden and to win the europeans and bring another medal back to great britain is my dream. you have to bring it back into the strictly studio, don't you? absolutely. will has his gran to thank for when he got started at seven. i was born with a condition that affects all my limbs. at seven years old, i had blood cancer. i was in hospitalfor two years. my grandmother bought me a mini—table tennis table and i began playing on that, and it was the only sport i beat my brother at. one of the keys behind his success has been his club.
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it runs sessions for homeless people, asylum—seekers all. a community for everyone. brilliant shot from harry there! fantastic, you scored a point against the defending world champion! he is my hero. will and i know each other very well. it is notjust table tennis that harry has learned from will. music. willis a great role model for the kids and everybody likes to play with him and everything that he has been through when becoming number one in the world and becoming paralympic champion. and inspiring his new strictly friends, too. i've got my bat, i'm ready, yeah! my dance skills are nothing like my table tennis skills. i never realised how hard it was. keep your eye on the ball. move as quickly as you can towards it.
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and then enjoy it, have fun with it, really. movement of the feet is critical. she's done it! this is a new talent in table tennis! having seen her take that point, there was no more mr nice guy as will showed us why he is world number one and the paralympic champion. my ear! right in the ear! that's fine! what a shot! let's stop there. the strictly dance partners will be revealed tonight, so let's get going. thanks, everybody. she's right, we can't walk anywhere normally any more, so cue the theme tune, maybe. music. and, no, we are not going to dance
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off, although that was the suggestion from the producer! that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening. it was a fine end to the day. already dropping off and a chilly night to come. most of us had some sunshine at point today, more so during the later stages of the afternoon. it is a finger of high crosses and staying into sunday, this weather front bringing more cloud for north—west scotland and northern ireland. for this evening and tonight, you can see the cloud moving in. elsewhere, lots of clear weather and just the odd shower for coastal east anglia. light winds and clear skies and temperatures for
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many down to four celsius. the cold est many down to four celsius. the coldest parts many down to four celsius. the cold est parts of many down to four celsius. the coldest parts of eastern scotland there might even be some frost in some places. chilly on the start line for the great north run in the morning. some cloud developing but perfect conditions for running, with light winds as well if you don't mind the chilly start. lots of sunshine. for england, wales and eastern scotland holding onto a good sun expelled. still the chance of a showerfor sun expelled. still the chance of a shower for coastal east anglia at east kent —— good sunny spells. cloudier later on for a south—west scotla nd cloudier later on for a south—west scotland and patchy like rain or drizzle. temperatures are similar to today. 15 celsius, warmer in eastern scotla nd today. 15 celsius, warmer in eastern scotland and north—east england, eventually, after the chilly start. for the cricket at old trafford, well, rain not in the forecast, cool but dry day. there is rain but not until monday. this weather front
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coming in from the atlantic producing lots of cloud and rain so a more mild start on monday. you can see the extent of the clouds and some outbreaks of rain. not too much for eastern england, more persistent and heavier into wales and england during the day and with that going on it will be feeling cooler on monday and there will be further weather systems coming in through the week ahead. some spells of rain and wind at times, not all the time. drier and brighter moments as well. and it will pick up a sump toward the end of the week and next weekend but we will keep an eye on that. as ever, a forecast for where you are 01’ ever, a forecast for where you are or where you are going for the weekend and beyond is available online and through the app.
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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm. a cross—party group of mps is preparing to take legal action if the prime minister refuses to abide by a bill to delay brexit. the court is taking a decision to try to make the prime minister abide by the law made by a parliament of which he is a member. these are strange times for democracy. it's the law of the land and he is under an obligation to obey it. if he doesn't obey it, he can be taken to court and, if necessary, the court will issue an injunction ordering him to do it. and if he doesn't obey the injuction he can be sent to prison. the number of people killed as a result of hurricane dorian in the bahamas has risen to a3. satellite images appear to show an iranian oil tanker off the syrian


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