hello this is bbc news with julian worricker. the headlines. prince andrew speaks publicly for the first time about his friendship with the convicted sex offenderjeffrey epstein. in an exclusive interview with bbc newsnight, the duke says he was wrong to stay at epstein‘s house and admits he "let the side down". that's the bit that... as it were, i kick myself for on a daily basis because it was not something that was becoming of a member of the royal family.
prince andrew said he had "no recollection" of meeting virginia roberts, who claims she was forced to have sex with him when she was 17 after being groomed by epstein. the duke denies any inappropriate conduct. the education secretary has ordered all universities to review fire safety in their buildings after two people were hurt when fire ripped through student halls in bolton. jeremy corbyn has led a meeting of senior labour figures to decide the party's manifesto promising a vision for a "better britain for everyone". competing on climate change. the conservatives pledge to plant 30 million trees a year by 2025, but the lib dems say they would plant twice as many. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday.
hello. you're watching sportsday on bbc news with lizzie greenwood—hughes and ben croucher. our top stories this saturday.... as the home nations‘ euro 2020 qualifying campaigns draw to a close, there's a morale boosting win for scotland. could this be a changing of the guard in tennis? as stefanos tsitsipas knocks roger federer out of the world tour finals. and rugby‘s european champions cup is back. we'll have all of today's results. also coming up in the programme... ten years on, we remember the life and career of the talented goal keeper robert enke through the words of his closest friends and colleagues.
hello there. we're in the middle of the international break with the final wave of european championship qualifiers over the next few days. northern ireland play later, wales are in action at the minute — we'll update you on their crucial trip to azerbaijan shortly but first to scotland. they can't qualify for next year's euros via the group stages after a largely underwhelming campaign but they did manage to secure a 2—1 win over cyprus today — and had a slice of luck to help them too. watching this for us was craig templeton. nicosea in november, this meant some autumn sun for the tartan army and for the team a chance to restore some pride. because it has been a poor qualification campaign for scotland and they were looking not to go behind early on. this former dundee player did everything right but with no goal—line technology, there was no goal. scotland made the most out of that good fortune.
ryan christie was allowed time to run and then strike. not a bad way to score your first international goal. cyprus started the second half in the same fashion as the first the difference being it resulted in goal. efrem again and this time, there was no room for debate. but once more, the scottish response was swift. john mcginn is making a habit of scoring for country. his fifth in the last five games. cyprus were inches away from an equaliser but scotland held on, a rare away win and they can now build momentum for the playoffs. craig templeton, bbc news. so, as we said, wales are approaching full—time in their game with azerbaijan. about 15 to go in baku and it's 2—0 wales. kieffer moore headed in wales‘ first. harry wilson grabbed the second. northern ireland realistically need to beat the netherlands tonight to keep alive their hopes of qualifying automatically — although they and scotland will still be able to reach euro
2020 via the nations league playoffs. jordan henderson and joe gomez will both miss england's final euro 2020 qualifier in kosovo tomorrow. gomez has a knee injury, while henderson is suffering with a viral infection. the rest of the squad trained today at st george's park before heading out to prishtina knowing qualification is already secure. england beat kosovo 5—3 in southampton in september and kosovo‘s charismatic manager has been impressed by england's attacking qualities. nobody is because some much. the incredible potential offensive potential of this team. 6—0, 5—0, 5-0, potential of this team. 6—0, 5—0, 5—0, incredible! nobody, no team! and that means for us, it's a challenge. an incredible challenge. always enjoy his press conferences. it might be the international break
but there's still a big day of domestic football tomorrow. it's the fa's first annual women's football weekend with some tasty fixtures at some big grounds in the wsl. there's a merseyside derby at anfield. tottenham host arsenal at the tottenham hotspur stadium. reading will play at the madjeski and brighton at the amex too. the hope is to attract new, younger fans and entice those who couldn't watch the men's teams this weekend. opening weekend, we saw record—breaking attendance. over 31,000 at the manchester derby. i think hosting in the stadium gives the opportunity to draw in big crowds and create the spotlight for women's football. we're hoping that the grounds will be filled with football fa ns the grounds will be filled with football fans next weekend. an opportunity to celebrate the women's and we hope to continue to build interest. so that's what tomorrow looks like, then. but what does it mean to actually be stepping out in a massive stadium against your local rivals?
tottenham ladies captain jenna schillaci will lead out her side at the tottenham hotspur stadium against arsenal and she's been speaking with football focus‘ caroline de morais. i think it's absolutely massive especially on the back of the wimbley game that has just been played to a sell—out crowd. i think playing in one of the best stadiums in the world, the london derby here, against arsenal, it'sjust... if i had an opportunity to watch totte n ha m had an opportunity to watch tottenham ladies and they can dream and now be professional footballers one day. hopefully they can live my dream as well. we are hoping to inspire a lot of young girls and hopefully the fans that come and watch as come back and watch as weekly. are we finally witnessing a changing of the guard in men's tennis? it's the end of season atp world tourfinals in london and with one semi—final still to play, novak djokovic, rafa nadal, and roger federer are all out. federer was beaten today by greece's stefanos tsitsipas, a player 17 years hisjunior.
tsitsipas is making his debut at the tournament but showed no signs of being overawed by the occasion or his opponent, as austin halewood reports. if battling against rafa nadal yesterday wasn't tough enough, for stefanos tsitsipas it was only the warm up. next up, roger federer the man who has done it all before — perhaps the greatest of all time. but even the greats still feel the pressure. after a near three—hour battle with nadal, anyone would be forgiven for feeling the strain, but tsitsipas was on top his game. the greek at his powerful clinical best and eventually after the seventh time of asking he took the first set. when federer won his first grand slam title, tsitsipas hadn't started school. with 17 years between them, the greek looked to use age to his advantage forcing federer around the court and forcing the mistake.
the frustration clear to see. he was ahead by a double break at one point but still federer fought back holding his serve when it mattered most. but by then, the damage was already done. match point taken at the first time of asking. commentator: that's a brilliant performance. federer heading home. even tsitsipas couldn't quite believe it. as a kid watching him here. and i would dream of stepping on the court and facing him. and now i'm living a dream. for me, i could never picture myself standing here but it did happen and dreams do come true. last year, tsitsipas won the next generation tour finals. it was one for the future. now, he is right at the top of the sport. austin halewood, bbc news. well, let's get the thoughts of sue barker and boris becker who are heading—up the bbc sport team at the 02. boris it was such a brave performance from him but roger
federer will be ruing those lost break points stop before the match started, roger was the favourite and we expected... he was a little too strong. little did we know he started like a house on fire... never really a break and he talked about... it doesn't talk about who you are, if you cannot convert a break point you can't win a match. he never got into the match and booked under par throughout it. he w011 booked under par throughout it. he won the toss and elected to receive andi won the toss and elected to receive and i thought maybe it would be an advantage. would've, could've, should've, tsitsipas held and once he was up a break, he looked the stronger players. how impressed were you with stefanos today was a vote i think he has arrived today. i think you will be looking out for next year. he is colourful, wonderfulto watch, has an all—around game and
loves the occasion which 21—year—old guts —— has the guts to wiggins roger federer in front of 18,000 people and come out on top? and the way he finished it off, most players would crumble against roger federer. but he did not. he kept his mentality. something that cannot be learned or teach to either. you have swagger and you have the confidence to finish it off. most of the players would be hampered at the thought of serving up against roger federer. not stefanos tsitsipas. and oppressive finish and he is through to the final tomorrow. —— an impressive finish. well, tsitsipas will play either dominic thiem or the defending champion alexander zverev. they play their semi—final this evening. you can listen to that match on 5 live sports extra from 7.45. stay with us because still to come on sportsday... more misery for the great britain lions as they suffer a humiliating defeat in their final tour match. and we meet a refugee from burundi
who's rebuilding her life and herfootball career in bradford. european rugby‘s premier competition is back this weekend. it's the champions cup. saracens have to wait until tomorrow to begin the defence of their title but six british sides were in action today. two of them were at the rec where ulster edged out bath byjust a single point. patrick gearey has more. the life of an international rugby player is relentless. you barely get time to do your world cup laundry, then you are back to work. six of those who started in bath were injapan. ulster‘s john cooney wished he had been. he was left out of ireland's world cup squad, but perhaps this try proves his luck is changing. bath kicked their way back. at the break, these two were separated by little, but lyttle is important. out on the ulster wing, rob lyttle playing his first european game for the club he'd always supported. a try he'll never forget.
bath had their own new boy, his name gabriel hamer—webb, and two minutes after coming on england's jonathan joseph picked him out. what a start! now, what a finish. bath edged ahead, so pressure on this kick by cooney. that seemed to be crucial but, with the final move of the match, bath were in. there to spoil it was ulster‘s jacob stockdale. what an end to that contest! back from the world cup, just in the nick of time. patrick gearey, bbc news. five other matches in the champions cup today including an impressive opening pool win for exeter. they beat la rochelle 31—12. tom o'flaherty scored the second of two tries in the first half as exeter led 14—0. two more followed in the second half including one for england's henry slade as exeter eased to victory. glasgow have also started with a win after a low—scoring match against sale. glasgow won 13—7.
dth van der merwe scoring their only try in the win, while adam hastings kicked a crucial six points. elsewhere, leinster beat benetton 33—19. clermont auvergne against harlequins was a 5.30 kick off. latest score there 25—7. ospreys against munster in pool four is also into the second half. munster leading 13—6. ireland hooker rory best has brought the curtain down on a 1a—year international career by captaining the barbarians at fiji at twickenham this afternoon. he couldn't prevent them slipping to a 33—31 defeat though. the fijians were flying, opening up a 15—point lead with less than ten minutes to go afterjohn dyer went over for his second try of the match. but the ba bas fought back with former south africa fly half morne steyn cutting the deficit to just two points, but they ran out of time to find a winner.
the barbarians will take on brazil next before facing wales. we wa nted we wanted the win. we prepared to win but i thought we played with the what of spirit and congratulations to them. that's the next generation coming through. they played with a lot of toughness, were good at the breakdown and better in that area. for the second time in a week, england's women have beaten france this time by 17 points to 15 in their second autumn international. four penalties from world player of the year emily scarrett had kept england in the hunt in exeter but they trailed by three points heading into the final minute. lydia thompson crossed for the match winning score. england round off their internationals against italy next weekend. four weeks ago, we were heralding the return of the great britain lions rugby league team after a 12—year hiatus. four matches later, britain have lost them all.
the latest, a 28—10 defeat to papua new guinea. michael redford was watching. # god save the queen... a final test for the rugby league lions that make a final chance and to find their roar. three defeats from three matches have led to coach wade bennett being criticised pre—match but his team provided a perfect early response. blake austin scoring their first try beforejosh hodgson went over soon after. the lions 10—0 up. this about stone. the home fans needed something to shout about. and ipape provided in some style. a stunning so effort right before half—time. it was a sign of things to come. watson boas too quick for the lions defence this pouncing to bring his side
level ten—all and for being pegged back, they were soon behind. papa new guinea scoring. they were now rampant and on the attack at every opportunity. when alexjohnston went over in the corner, the lions‘ pride disappeared. still time for one more moment to forget. jonny lomax won‘t want to see this again. nixon put might though as he rounded out the victory. five tries in a five—star performance for papa new guinea and a first win against great britain in 29 years. we let everybody down, and it‘s the disappointment... but we are proud men. if you lose, you have to wear it for a while and try to figure out where you go next. it was supposed be a tour that showed off the lions rediscovering their role. instead, it ended with the kumuls were flying high in paradise. michael redford, bbc news. so another low note on a below par tour for the great british lions. our reporter dave woods was pitchside for us in port morseby.
idid —— i did —— or disasters into what it‘s been a disappointing tour losing to papa new guinea for sub great britain were expected to win with these. former gripping coach and justin morgan a former welsh international player. how do you explain that great britain performance because they were very under par was out enthused, out energised, the png side, a disappointing formance from the lions. any 50-50 situation they weren‘t in the mix and who knows in a long season... clearly a disappointing end but history in the making not in the right way. the lions franchise came back and they made history tonight in the way they‘re going. made history tonight in the way they're going. if we take off our gb classes and look at the perspective for international rugby, a fantastic result for pa pa for international rugby, a fantastic result for papa new guinea and rugby league in this part of the world.
their national game is rugby week. you saw with the crowd that was here tonight a packed stadium sold out. the crowd went absolutely bonkers when they were winning. they deserve the victory tonight and played exceptionally well. the enthusiasm and the second half was excellent. it felt the great britain lions needed to stop the momentum at some point and they were unable to do that for sub for credit to the kumuls. they did a fantasticjob and international rugby week is definitely alive. whether great britain continues as a brand, we wait and see after this. questions as to whether wade bennett should carry on being the england coach in 2021. all signs are he wants to sit day and that the rfl will keep them on as well. but the reign of rugby week that has been seen as been question. disappointing few weeks and great britain posner point of view. —— great britain‘s point of
view. england‘s women‘s rugby league side also lost in papua new guinea. and it was an agonising defeat — a last—minute shirleyjoe try gave the papua new guinea orchids their first test win against england — they won by 20 points to 16 to level the series at one—all. ten years ago, during the international football break, germany‘ players received news that would alter the sport there forever. goalkeeper robert enke had taken his own life. he was 32. the impact on his family, his teammates and the wider game is still being felt as football tries to support the mental wellbeing of its players. joe lynskey reports. at one football club in germany, one player‘s legacy is written in theirfoundations. robert enke was hanover‘s goalkeeper. he was on course to play for his
country at the 2010 world cup. but, in november 2009, he took his own life. robert enke had suffered from depression. he feared if the game found out, his career would be over. six months before his death, robert and his wife had adopted a baby girl. now, teresa enke encourages players to talk. that might have saved him. translation: looking back, it would have been easier in football if he had opened up. i think he would have had a chance to survive. it should be allowed in the dressing room to show your emotions and sometimes to say, i‘m not feeling good. i often ask myself, what if? a minute‘s silence was held for robert enke across german football last weekend. they say they have made progress in the last ten years. we try to bring it up that people understand that this is just an illness, like my cruciate ligament is torn, 0k, it is the same. i am hopeful that people are more likely to speak about their problems, not afraid as robert was to open himself. in britain, football‘s landscape is changing. david cotterill now runs one of many mental health awareness campaigns. as a wales international, he took in one of their greatest moments but two years after reaching the euro semifinals, he quit the game atjust 30.
i was suffering with mental health issues throughout my career. my thing was i would tend to drink. numerous football players message me on a daily basis to say they are suffering, they don‘t talk about it. if a football player says they are struggling mentally, ifind it hard a manager will continue to play them on that saturday. robert enke‘s team—mates had no idea about his depression. for football, his story is a reminder of the human being behind the athlete. joe lynskey, bbc news. let‘s have a look at some of the other sports stories around today... qualifying is underway for the brazilian grand prix — the penultimate race of the season. newly crowned six time world champion lewis hamilton was fastest in final practice. you can listen right now of radio 5 live sport extra and we‘ll tell you who got pole at 7:30. cardiff city have named former millwall boss neil harris as their new manager. it comes after neil warnock stepped down on monday. cardiff are currently 14th in the championship.
there was a great finish in the betvictor gold cup at cheltenham — when the 16—1 priced happy diva held off a late challenge to become the first mare for nearly 20 years to win the big race. she‘s trained by kerrie lee who becomes just the third female trainer to win the race. just lastly on sportsday — to the fascinating journey of bradford city womens footballer falon soom eye lee. she‘s a burundi international but more recently left africa to pursue a career in england. that journey has taken her to bradford city. they play in the fourth tier in england and falon has already proved quite the hit this season. this is her story. this is a special opportunity to play in england. i am motivated to work hard here so that those are working up to be back home can say she has worked hard and has made it. we can too.
this is the team i started with in burundi. this is me here. as soon as we settled in bradford i inquired if there was a women‘s football team. i was told about bradford city women andi was told about bradford city women and i went on to youtube to learn more about them. i was impressed by the quality of football and i knew i had the skills to play on that team. all i needed was someone to introduce me to them. the caseworker wrote to bradford city fc telling them that there is a refugee here from parenti who is a footballer. "would you allow her to come to one of your training sessions and try her outwith? was what they replied and said "no problem, let her come. if she is good, fine." ——
she is great on the ball and she is quick as a centre forward and that is what you look for. it's great to have her on the team and ensure that i'io have her on the team and ensure that no matter where you are or who you are in the world, you can make it and do something. i have the ability to take this of tea m i have the ability to take this of team far. but my dream is to become a great player and play for the great teams in this country. while you are still working, you can‘t say you are still working, you can‘t say you have succeeded. the successful ones are people like lampard, pettway, never donna, and drogba.
they have made a facet they are now retired and can look back and say "i was successful. for me, i am only starting hopefully i will be able to look back one day and say i have been successful. , and diego maradona. confirmation that wells did beat azerbaijan 2—0. back for crucial home game against hungary on tuesday. in the champions club, harbour queens down 32—14. monster meeting 25—6 to the good against ospreys. we‘ll have pictures of those matches and all these were a few of another round of sports at half past seven. join us then. —— of sportsday.
hello there. the full uk forecasts in the moment. but you might rumour on tuesday we had severe flooding hit venice. looks like we have similar conditions on the way tomorrow. the aqua reaching 1.6 metres high, that will bring widespread flooding again. it is one of the highest levels in 90 years was up because by this era of low pressure in the mediterranean. strong southeasterly winds shoving a surge of water up to asiatic and ends up in venice causing the flooding. —— the adriatic. more on that in a moment. for the time being we still have over 70 flood warnings in forced apartment surveying when and further damp weather overnight particularly for northern england, northern wales, showers pushing into northern wales, showers pushing into northern ireland across scotland and where skies clear for northern ireland across scotland and where skies clearfor a northern ireland across scotland and where skies clear for a time, a touch of frost first thing in the morning. similar conditions for sunday. stripe of cloudier weather with patchy rain working in across
wales... clearly an extra at —— wet weather in the midlands is not welcome. scotland in northern iran having the best conditions but there will be showers across northern areas for a time in shetland. as we go through tomorrow night, skies will tend to clear from the north and it is going to be a colder night with a widespread frost. —3 and and bro, it will be even colder than that out in the countryside. —— in edinburgh. here is across central europe and getting quite close to eastern areas of england. we‘ll have to keep a close eye on that. it looks like high pressure will be in charge on monday. for most but it will be a cold frosty start today. it should stay chilly but dry with sunshine. look how close that heavy rain gets to eastern england. it would not be too much in fault in the model to bring that to england. we will keys and i on that for
obvious reasons. through monday into tuesday, the atlantic low stress to move in and this one will be more widespread rain. the wind will turn more to a southeasterly direction which is not necessary good news because we will see revenue —— heavy rain moving back across the midlands again... that could bring further flooding issues quite early into the new working week. so we have got a bit more rain to come across those flood sensitive areas where the ground is completely saturated and we still have 70 flood warnings in force. so any rain can cause flooding problems x week. there is your weather. —— next week.
this is bbc news. i‘m lukwesa burak. the headlines at 7.00 — prince andrew speaks publicly for the first time about his friendship with the convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein. in an exclusive interview with bbc newsnight, the duke says he was wrong to stay at epstein‘s house, and admits he "let the side down". i admit fully that myjudgment was probably coloured by my tendency to be too honourable, but that‘s just the way it is. prince andrew said he had "no recollection" of meeting one of epstein‘s chief accusers, virginia roberts.