hello this is bbc news with lu kwesa burak. 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 bits that, as it were, i kick myself for, 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". a battle over the environment — 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... wales ensure their euro 2020 qualification campaign will go down to the wire with a win in azerbaijan. 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 german goal keeper robert enke through the words of his closest friends and colleagues. it's a busy weekend
of international football with all the home nations in action, but tonight wales moved a step closer to qualifying for next summer's european championships. they beat azerbajan 2—0 in their penultimate euro 2020 qualifying game. it means if wales win at home to hungary on tuesday and slovakia drop points then wales will be through automatically. nick parrott reports. gareth bale has often been the saviour of his country, he scored the winner against azerbaijan back in september but today it was emerging talent playing a vital role. on his fourth appearance this link and the midfielder came close to his first international goal. kieffer moore is having an even bigger impact. this his second goal infourgames, bigger impact. this his second goal in four games, more than is managed for wigan this season. harry wilson came to attention with spectacular strikes for his clubs and he was just as happy with a simple finish for his nation. for us should have
had more. you thought he scored until it was ruled out for a file on the goalkeeper and wilson might kick himself for not getting a second. gareth bale was taken off, saving him from the disk of a yellow card oi’ him from the disk of a yellow card or suspension that would rule him out of being the hero against hungary on thursday. scotland went into their qualifier in cyrpus knowing that they couldn't make the euros via the qualifiers — instead having to rely on a nations league playoff. that didn't deter them in cyprus though. they moved up to 3rd in their group with a 2—1 win thanks in part perhaps due to a lack of goalline technology. craig templeton has more. 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 lucky not to go behind early on. 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 out of scoring for his 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. northern ireland are kicking off shortly against netherlands in group c. realistically, michael o'neill‘s side need to win to stay in with a chance of qualifying automatically. josh magennis is starting up front — having come off the bench to score three times in the campaign so far. jordan henderson and joe gomez will both miss england's final euro 2020 qualifier in kosovo tomorrow. the rest of the squad
trained today at st george's park before heading out to prishtina, knowing qualification is already secure. henderson is suffering with a viral infection, while gomez has a knee injury. it comes just two days after gomez was booed at wembley following his clash with raheem sterling. i think now is a good moment for him to go home for a couple of days, clear his head. the pleasing thing for me as we've got him back on the pitch. i think the fact rahim puts out the tweets he did at the other night was a real closure on that whole incident. we get back on the pitch tomorrow, the match on thursday and then we can just perform. 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 wsl fixtures at some of the country's biggest grounds.
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 and mainstay the act gives a chance to draw in bigger crowds and create the spotlight for women's football —— posting in main stadium. we hope grounds like this will be filled next weekend and it's an opportunity to raise the profile of the ribbon‘s game and continue to build interest. —— raise the profile of the women's game. 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 wembley game to a sell—out crowd. i think playing in one of the best stadiums in the world, the first north london derby here, it'sjust incredible. if i look back to when i was younger, if i had this opportunity to watch tottenham ladies play, how amazing they can dream and can know one day be professional footballers. 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 well. we are hoping to inspire lots of young girls and hopefully the fans that come and watch us come back 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 his junior. 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 rafa nadal yesterday wasn't impressive enough, for stefanos tsitsipas it was only the warm up. next up, roger federer, a 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 and clinical best and eventually after the seventh time of asking he took the set. when federer won his first grand slam title, stefanos tsitsipas hadn't started school yet. with 17 years between them, the greek quick 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. tsitsipas couldn't quite believe it. as a kid watching, i would watch him. and i would dream of stepping on the court and facing him. and now i'm living a dream. for me, i can never picture myself standing here but it did happen and dreams do come true. last year, tsitsipas won the next teneration tour finals. —— 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. it was such a brave performance, wasn't it? but roger federer will be ruing those lost break points.
yeah, before the match we all agreed we thought roger was the favourite and we expected a lot but we thought roger was too strong. he talked about the missed break but it does not matter who you are, if you cannot convert break points doesn't matter who you are. roger never got into the match i looked on the path wrote it. he won the toss and elected to receive and i thought that could have been an advantage. would have got could have, should have. he held and broke roger's first service game and broke roger's first service game and once he was up a service he looked a strong player. how impressed were you with him today? i think the youth has arrived today. he is a phase to be looking out for next year. he is wonderful to watch and he loves the occasion. which 21—year—old has the guts to
come here and play against roger federer, 18,000 come here and play against roger federer,18,000 people here, and come out on top. the way he finished it off, some players would crumble playing against roger federer but he did not. he kept his mentality. it's not something you can really learn or teach, you either believe in yourself and have a swagger and confidence are not. most players would have crumbled about the thought of serving against roger federer, not him. finish and he is through to the final tomorrow. 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 5live sports extra any minute now. 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. 10 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. 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, i find it hard that 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. the champions cup, european rugby‘s premier competition, is back this weekend. and although defending champions saracens will have to wait until tomorrow to get their campaign underway, nine sides from the home nations 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. ireland hooker rory best has brought the curtain down on a 1k 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 to win. we prepared to win. i thought we played with a lot of spirit and congratulations to steve. that is their next generation coming through and they played with lots of toughness and were very good in particular at the breakdown. 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 agowe 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 austn scoring their first try beforejosh hodgson went over soon after. the lions 10—0 up. 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.
too quick for the lions defence this time. from 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. 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... 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, 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 rugby league correspondent dave woods was pitchside for us in port morseby. a disasters end to what has been a disappointing pearl form great britain point of view top beating heavily by pa pa britain point of view top beating heavily by papa new guinea, a game great britain were expected to easily win. brian, how do you explain that performance because they were very under par. they were not infused or energised. they were not infused or energised. the crowd helped. disappointing performance from the lions. they we re performance from the lions. they were just beaten to anything, every ball on the ground, any 50—50 situation, theyjust weren't in the mix. clearly a disappointing end but history in the making. the lions brand came back.
if we take off our great britain glasses and look at it —— look at it from the perspective of international rugby league it‘s a fantastic result for papa new guinea. papa new guinea, their national game is rugby league. we saw with the crowd here tonight, sold—out stadium. the crowd went absolutely bonkers when they were winning. they thoroughly deserved their victory tonight, they played exceptionally well. the enthusiasm in the second half was excellent. i felt as though the great britain lions needed to stop the momentum at some point and we re stop the momentum at some point and were unable to do that but full credit to papa new guinea. they did a fantasticjob credit to papa new guinea. they did a fantastic job and credit to papa new guinea. they did a fantasticjob and international by a fantasticjob and international rugby league is definitely a lie. it is. whether great britain continues as a brand we wait and see after this —— international rugby league is definitely alive. we will wait to see whether the coach stays on after this but all
signs are he will and the rugby league authorities want him to stay on as well. disappointing end and a disappointing few weeks from the point of view of great britain. 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 1—all. let‘s quickly rattle through some of today‘s other stories including... max verstappen will start on pole for tomorrow‘s brazilian grand prix. his red bull was just a tenth of a second faster than sebastian vettel‘s ferrari. six time world champion lewis hamilton will start 3rd. 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. joe denly looks like he‘ll be fit for england‘s two—test series against new zealand next week. he recovered from an ankle injury to hit 68 in england‘s finals warm up match against a new zealand a side. england will resume later on 355 for 8 in fanga—ray with a lead of 53. just lastly on sportsday — to the fascinating journey of footballer falon sumaili. 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
looking 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 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 isa refugee here from burundi who is a footballer. would you allow her to come to one of your training sessions and try her out? 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 it shows 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 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 have succeeded. the successful ones
are people like lampard, zidane, pele, and drogba. they have made it. 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. northern ireland happen playing at the netherlands for about ten minutes and that crucial qualifying match and it is still golddust although northern ireland have had a couple of chances. i will have updates —— it is still goalless. i will have updates after eight o‘clock in the next bulletin but for now, that is all. good night.
we are looking at the little bits more rain coming our way. still flooding problems on the ground in england, more than 70 flood warning still in place. we keep the zone of cloudy weather, patches of rain coming and going over northern england, the midlands and the south—west, showers for the north—west of the uk, some wintry over high ground. under clear skies it‘s possible to get some frost. chilly start, we keep the cloudy weather across northern england, north midlands and wales with the threat of a bit of rain, public not a huge amount but any extra rain is clearly not welcome. as the cloud clears away from scotland we get this in sunshine but quite chilly. the outlook, we could see some more rain edging close to the uk. keeping an eye on this low pressure that gets close to the east of england but at the moment it looks like it will be held off by this high pressure. we are keeping a very
this is bbc news. i‘m lukwesa burak. the headlines at eight: 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 in new york and admits he let "the side down". iadmit i admit fully that myjudgment was probably coloured by my tendency to be too honourable, but that is just the way it is. prince andrew said he had "no recollection" of meeting one of epstein‘s chief accusers, virginia roberts. miss roberts claims she was forced to have sex with the duke when she was 17 after being groomed by epstein.