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and cities. two or minimum in towns and cities. two or three in rural parts. quite a bright and sunny start tomorrow but showers quickly gathering more readily gci’oss quickly gathering more readily across these western coasts, pushing eastwards through the day. developing more widely across scotla nd developing more widely across scotland and northern ireland. the showers could be heavy and thundery again in scotland. hit and showers could be heavy and thundery again in scotland. hitand mist maybe across more southern parts of the country. quite a few showers in the country. quite a few showers in the afternoon from northern ireland. a band of showers pushing eastwards inward and wales, meaning through the afternoon the sunny skies return to wales and west and parts of england as that band of showers, still possibly heavy and thundery, pushes through the midlands. it may well stay dry into the evening. even than the showers that pushed eastwards will be turning to decay. clear skies for a while. some wet weather riding in northern ireland. at the sort of things to come early next week. and heavy rain around ansan gale force winds which may lead to some travel disruption. a
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lot of uncertainty about the details of the arrival of rain and the strengthening of the winds. areas of low pressure heading our way will stop the south is more likely to develop into the nasty one that is going to bring watcher, windy weather. it may be more showery on monday for scotland and northern ireland. across the east midlands, east anglia and the south—east, it may be dry and talk later in the day. the north, the rate could be persistent and heavy. looks like it should sweep eastwards overnight and the winds really start to pick up. nails lightly across a good part of a. heavy rain across eastern areas of scotla nd a. heavy rain across eastern areas of scotland and east england. some showers follow with those blustery winds out of the west. a lot of uncertainty about the detail and timing. stay tuned over next day or so. hello, this is bbc news with martine croxall. the headlines at 7:30. the prime minister has insisted that the conservative position on tax hasn't changed and that she's hoping to lower taxes. jeremy corbyn has accused the conservatives' tax plans
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of being in chaos and has urged the party to publish them in full. ariana grande has visited fans in hospital who were injured in the bombing at her concert. she spent time talking to them and posing for photographs. seven people have been reported killed following explosions at a funeral in the afghan capital, kabul. there are reports of dozens of civilians being killed while fleeing so—called islamic state in mosul in iraq. now it is time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday with me, john watson, and hugh ferris. welcome along. we've got a packed show for you this evening. we're starting with football, as real madrid and juventus prepare to meet in the champions league final. both managers have named their
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teams, and there is only a place on the bench for real madrid's gareth bale. elsewhere this evening, jet—lagged and jaded, the lions labour to a win in their opening match of the new zealand tour. but they'll have to improve significantly before challenging the all blacks in three weeks' time. andy murray defeats del potro in paris with one of his performances of the year so far to reach the last 16 of the french open. also coming up in the programme, wings of eagles soars to victory in the derby. the 40—1 shot surges past his rivals with a stunning finish at epsom. and south africa hold on for a comfortable victory against sri lanka in their opening match of the champions trophy. yes indeed, plenty to get through
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tonight, let's begin ahead of the big match in cardiff, we are 15 minutes away from kick—off, real madrid and juventus competing for the top prize in club football, two giants with a rich history in the competition. real madrid are looking for a record extending i2 competition. real madrid are looking for a record extending 12 european crown, hoping to defend the title they won in milan last year over atletico madrid. juventus have won a sixth successively title, they will bea sixth successively title, they will be a stern test to nullify the attacking threat of cristiano ronaldo. olly foster has all the build—up for us. ronaldo. olly foster has all the build-up for us. so many of us were hoping gareth bale would start for real madrid, the welsh superstar on is homecoming to the stadium where he has performed so many great things for wales down the years, but he does start on the bench. he knew in his heart of hearts that zinedine zidane and was going to go with isco, who has been filling in for
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him over the past six weeks. gareth bale says he has been training but he is not match fit and it is too big a risk to start with him, but it is really a very strong real madrid side going for their 12th european triumph, back—to—back european cups as well, of course. upfront, cristiano ronaldo and karim benzema, ronaldo, world player of the year. massimiliano allegri, thejuve manager, he has gone with the tried and tested, the three centre halves, bonuci, barzagli and chiellini. dani alves will be bombing forward on the right, and up they will win the game through higuain and dybala. it reads like a who's who of the great footballers of our time in europe. it is mouthwatering, both managers say that it will be 50—50. we have at this fantastic defensive record
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from juventus all the way through this season's competition, but of course real madrid, spanish champions, have been scoring for fun, they are looking to do the double, the domestic league and the european cup, and juve are on for a treble, they did the double on the home front as well. cardiff has been waiting so long for this match, a shame there are no british sides here, but when you look at the pedigree of these two teams, any british team would be the underdogs, should they have got this far. it is a worthy climax to this season's 2017 champions league campaign, juve against real madrid, remember, it could take extra time, it could take penalties, the roof is on, it should bea penalties, the roof is on, it should be a very special evening here. gareth bale on the bench, will eat produce the goods, coming off the bench to score the winning goal? so no team has ever w011 the champions league back to back before. they've been trying for nearly 25 years, so will real madrid be the first to do it? one man who thinks so is their former president
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ramon calderon. it will be, no doubt, very interesting, very thrilling match led by the two teams who have proven to be the best in the championship. real madrid are lucky to have the best player in the world, cristiano ronaldo is doing a fantasticjob since i managed to sign him in 2008, he has helped us a lot, but we have to be very respectful with juventus. i think it will be a very even game that can go either way. let's hope that we can get this done, it would be fantastic, first time in history that a club is getting two titles in a row. about seven or eight minutes to go, i think the black eyed peas are currently attend tonight entertaining the crowd at the stadium. we willdip entertaining the crowd at the stadium. we will dip in later. the british and irish lions made a winning start on their of tour new zealand. but it wasn't a particularly impressive one.
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they beat the provincial barbarians in the first of their ten matches in the country which culminate in three tests against the world champions. and having only arrived in the country on wednesday, head coach warren gatland admitted jet lag was a factor in his side's laboured 13—7 victory. nick parrot reports. the fireworks were limited to the pre—match build—up. taking on a barbarians side featuring builders and painters should have been easy for the vastly experienced british and irish lions. things got off to a stuttering start withjohnny sexton missing a penalty before landing the first points of the tour. blunt in attack, they were brittle at the back as the barbarians looked the more likely to roar. they fell short at their first attempt, but gambled into the lead thanks to maintenance engineer sam anderson—heather. to rub salt into head coach warren gatland's wounds, his son bryn added to the hosts' total. greig laidlaw took over kicking duties from johnny sexton, but the lions couldn't silence the lambs. their resistance was stubborn until owen farrell entered the fray. replacing sexton,
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he made his claim for the fly—half position, setting up anthony watson for the try he converted. farrell might have turned the game, but he couldn't add any polish to an overall poor performance. nick parrott, bbc news. for us, the most important thing was a result, getting the tour off to a good start, and we can go away knowing that there are a number of things for us to work on, some positives in terms of the opportunities and chances that we did create, knowing we have to be better at finishing those. that is how we learn, thrown into difficult situations, that is how you find out about yourself as a team, so we have got something to work off now, get back into training. tomorrow will be a day off, then monday start building again. i thought it was good, they tested us, a good first game, much rather that than a 50—point win. as long as we keep improving, i will be happy with that.
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we know this tour is going to be tough, no matter what, mentally and physically we have to get ourselves right. it is a case of going out and getting the win, and that is what we managed to do today, it wasn't pretty, but we will look to get better and move forward for the game next week. andy murray produced one of his best performances of the year so far as he beatjuan martin del potro to reach the fourth round of the french open. having failed of late to reproduce the form that took him to the top of the men's rankings, he kept alive his hopes of a first title at roland garros with a straight—sets win. and as hannah lupton reports, that's a rarity when these two meet, after their titanic battles in both the olympics and davis cup last year. preparing for the long haul, when these two warriors meet, the battles are rarely done and dusted quickly. murray is all too aware of del potro‘s dangers yet couldn't prevent him from claiming the first break. the towering argentine's weapon is a ferocious forehand, but it was matched by murray's quick feet and quick thinking.
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the first set seesawed into a tie—break, and after more than 80 minutes, it swung in favour of the world number one. murray had survived four set points — the blow to del potro was not only psychological but physical. for both players, there were questions over fitness and form. this became a test of desire and determination, with murray coming out on top. del potro‘s light was fading, whilst murray was just getting brighter. he breezed through the third set 6—0. further battles on clay lie ahead, but murray's showing he's up for the fight. anna luxton, bbc news. it was a big win for me, it was never going to be easy today, juan is a tough guy to play against, especially this early on in a major, he came out playing very aggressive, serving well from the beginning,
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it was tough, but i managed to turn it around and play some really good stuff at the end, so a positive win for me. you have spoken previously about how you may have lost some of your competitive edge at the start of this year, given the herculean effo rts this year, given the herculean efforts to get to world number one, another box ticked for you in your career — do you feel that competitive instinct is getting back towards the maximum again? no, i think these are the tournaments that still really motivate me to train and to play, really. i enjoy playing in them, you know, these are the tournaments as the end of each year, so tournaments as the end of each year, so yeah, the challenge for me is to make sure that i am as competitive throughout the rest of the year, which i did a greatjob of that last
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year, that was the most pleasing thing for me, the consistency throughout all the events. and hopefully, you know, this will be a turning point in the year for hopefully, you know, this will be a turning point in the yearfor me, you know, start playing some better tennis and more and more consistent tennis and more and more consistent tennis as we go forward. the french open dreams still alive for andy murray. there was defeat, though, for kyle edmund. the british number two was a set away from the fourth round but was beaten in five sets by kevin anderson of south africa. owen williams watched this one. kyle edmund was attempting to reach the last 16 of a grand slam event for only the second time. the obstacle standing in his way was south african kevin anderson, and at six foot eight, that's a pretty big obstacle. the first set was full of big serves and booming forehands, edmund taking it on the tie—break. there was the occasional rally, anderson finishing this one on his way to the second set. blue shirts, white shorts, big serves, little to separate the players, so when edmund broke anderson to win the third set, the britain could afford to dream of the fourth round.
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but then, as befitting a player who was in the top ten before a series of injuries, anderson raised his game to level the match. minutes later, edmund's fate was confirmed, that place in the last 16 will have to wait until wimbledon. i definitely feel i am improving, for sure, putting in the work on the training court, i like to see results as well, you know, when you are improving, you want to see the improvement in results, but i think ican take improvement in results, but i think i can take a lot of confidence and positivity from this tournament, you know, but two guys who probably prefer the colak, so they like the colak, and i beat them in straight
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sets, which was positive,, and i took a format top player close. like you say, good that i can get results 01’ you say, good that i can get results or get results in the bigger tournaments, continue to keep pushing, you know, it is the start for me in terms of grand slams, hopefully i will play more and more and do better. disappointment for kyle edmund and for some of the fans as well. richard gasquet‘s third—round match with gael monfils was suspended because of rain. he was leading in the first set. but there were still time nos 11 games to impress the crowd, this is rather special, gael monfils is known as one of the show men of tennis, a slam dunk smash. they have been off court now since those
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moments, play has ended for the day. former world number one caroline wozniacki is through to the fourth round, after beating the american cici bellis in another rain—delayed match. the 26—year—old will face former champion svetlana kuznetsova next. but another seed is out of the women's draw. ninth seed agnieska radwanska well beaten by france's alize cornet in straight sets. she will now play another frenchwoman, caroline garcia, in the last 16. ahead of the 238th derby at epsom this afternoon, horse racing's premierflat race, much of the talk was about two of frankel‘s foals who featured in the field. but it was padraig beggy on board wings of eagles, aiden o'brien‘s 40—1 shot, who won the race with a thrilling finish, as tim hague reports. the derby at epsom, the jewel in the crown of flat racing, and her majesty was not about to miss this one. it was fitting that horse racing
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royalty would be present too as two foals of the fantastic frankel were competing, favourite cracksman and third favourite eminent. while frankel won all 1a of his races, he didn't win this one, and nor would his sons. this one looked to be a battle between the three favourites, the aidan o'brien trained cliffs of moher in pole position, until something special from another of his runners, wings of eagles. the 40—1 shot taking flight for a famous victory, and injockey padraig beggy‘s first derby ride too. o'brien is now a six time winning trainer, and if the derby is the jewel in flat racing's crown, the understated o'brien is its king. padraig beggy‘s first time in the race — and first win. while there were two frankel foals, who finished third and fourth, wings of eagles is the son of the 2011 derby winner pour moi, so maybe not quite
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so much of a surprise. he finished ahead of his stablemate, cliffs of moher, giving trainer aiden o'brien a one—two at epsom. south africa got their champions trophy tournament under way against sri lanka. the world's number one ranked 50—over side, looked to be cruising towards a significant total thanks to hashim amla's century. but a flurry of late wickets saw them post 299, giving sri lanka a shot at victory. maz farookhi reports. south africa have walked a little unsteadily since arriving on british shores. in preparation for this tournament, they failed to find solid ground against england. still, timing is everything. few opening batsmen have the consistency of hashim amla, and he quickly found a firm footing on the biggest stage. others around them could not find their way, though, captain ab de villiers went cheaply, as did most of the middle order.
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but amla continued patiently, passing his century before overstretching himself. after promising a big innings, south africa fell short, failing to reach 300. sri lanka felt their target was more than realistic and began optimistically. the match threatened to run away from south africa until two moments of brilliance from their captain, de villiers' interventions from the field proving crucial. imran tahir mopped up the remaining wickets, sri lanka all—out 96 runs short. south africa are ranked number one in the world. this performance was not worthy of that status, but they are certainly on firmer ground. maz farookhi, bbc news. the other game in group b this weekend takes place at edgbaston tomorrow — and it's always a huge occasion when india and pakistan play, partly because it happens so rarely. it could be the biggest crowd of the tournament, and it'll definitely be the loudest. their last 50—over meeting was in the 2015 world cup in australia, when india ran out comfortable winners. we don't play them often, they have
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a lwa ys we don't play them often, they have always been a team that can surprise any team on the day that they play well, so you cannot ever take them lightly, and we are familiar with the way they bowl and bat. i don't think it is going to be a massive factor for us, because we like to focus on what we can do, and if you play good cricket, that works against any side, whether you play them regularly or not. that is all we should focus on. i think the team that will win this competition is the team that can strike, you know, gone are the days of containing through the middle, just soaking up pressure. you have got to be able to ta ke pressure. you have got to be able to take wickets. you pick an attack to ta ke take wickets. you pick an attack to take wickets, and that is what we are trying to do tomorrow. we have got everything at our disposal tomorrow to allow him to pull the strings, to make sure that we can try to bowl india out, that has to be priority number one. we cannot just let them score, we have got to attack and look to bowl them out.
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hull fc took a major step towards super league's top four with victory against reigning champions wigan warriors. james burford reports. wigan have won their last eight away meetings against hull fc — an opportunity, then, for the black and whites to set things right. hull's revenge mission got off to the perfect start, steve michaels finding space on the touchline, and if he thought his first one was simple, then his second really was too good to be true. the home side threatened to run riot in the first half, danny houghton capping a memorable a0 minutes of hull domination. so was this the wigan comeback? liam marshall provided a much—needed spark. and then hope turned to belief, an inventive off—load to lewis tierney, wigan back in it. but hull, sensing the pressure, responded with some of their own. with the cash and restored and the
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home insight, hull ran wigan ragged. chelsea ladies have won the first women's spring series after beating birmingham 2—0 on the final day of the season. emma hayes' side clinched the title after an impressive campaign in which they scored 32 goals in just eight games. manchester city missed out on goal difference despite a victory against liverpool. arsenal finished third and unbeaten after beating bristol city 5—0. reading's1—1 draw with sunderland moved them above birmingham into sixth. chelsea's triumph stopped manchester city's run of three consecutive domestic club trophies. melissa lawley‘s stunning strike was the pick of the goals in their 3—1 win over liverpool. let's bring you up to date with some of the other stories today. and former wba lightweight world
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champion anthony crolla has told the bbc he wants to fight again at manchester arena, which remains closed following last month's suicide bombing. the mancunian is expected to fight again in october and says having the event at his local venue would be "about showing people we're not going to be put off by what's happened." england's chris wood will take a narrow lead into the final day of the nordea masters in malmo. wood began the day four shots off the lead, but moved to nine—under after seven birdies and two bogies, ahead of france's benjamin herbert and italy's renato paratore. maverick vinales has qualified on pole for tomorrow's italian moto gp. the 22—year—old spaniard leads the way in the world championship. home favourite and team—mate valentino rossi starts from second on the grid, but vinales is going for a fourth race win of the championship. before we go, we will update you, six minutes also gone at the cardiff principality stadium, it is 0—0, we
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just had the first chance of the game, but no goals in this game. in 1998, it was just game, but no goals in this game. in 1998, it wasjust 1—0, game, but no goals in this game. in 1998, it wasjust1—0, so game, but no goals in this game. in 1998, it wasjust 1—0, so it might bea game 1998, it wasjust 1—0, so it might be a game of few chances, few goals. gareth bale in the city where he was born and raised, on the bench tonight. we will keep you updated on that match throughout the evening here on bbc news. now, is all francois steyn. good night. —— for now, though, that is all for sportsday. hello there. a few showers around today, but if you had the sunshine, it was lovely across the eastern side of england, the midlands as well. this was aylesbury, a dry day. we have seen some showers in
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northern ireland and scotland, lightning dancing away across the skies, moving northwards. the showers are beginning to ease, as many of the storms across northern scotland, and things will calm down through this and overnight. so what's the northern isles, retreating to western coasts, in towns and cities 11 degrees come the end of countryside two or three across the north, four orfive in the south. a comfortable night for sleeping. early sunshine, but out towards the west these showers gathering, a band of heavy showers pushing eastwards into england and wales. showers developing quickly for scotland and northern ireland. in scotland in particular, showers heavy with philander thunder, perhaps not too many around the borders. for wales, western england,
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it may improve through the afternoon, with more sunshine on the way, and that is after this band of showers moves through, a little on the heavy side, heading through the midlands towards the watch. —— the wash. showers beginning to decay in the evening, but look at the west across northern ireland, a sign of them is to come for the opening of them is to come for the opening of the new week, some very strong winds, gales likely, heavy rain that may lead to some disruption. a lot of uncertainty about the detail, the extent of the rain, the timing of the rain and the strengthening of the rain and the strengthening of the winds, because we have three areas of low pressure sitting across the uk, and which one develops will be crucial. it is likely to be more showery through the day for northern ireland and scotland increasingly on monday, for much of the country dry until later, but rain developing further north and west, heavy, winds picking up as well. that could move
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eastwards more quickly, sitting across eastern england and into scotla nd across eastern england and into scotland overnight, turning wetter in scotland on tuesday. out towards the west, some sunshine and beefy showers, and the wind could be a real feature, may well bring trees and branches down. gale force winds quite widely across england and wales, but things look much better as we head into wednesday. see you later. this is bbc news. the headlines at eight: the prime minister insists it's her firm intention to cut taxes, but declined to give any guarantees. what people will know when they go to vote on thursday is that it's the conservative party that always has been and is and always will be a low—tax party. jeremy corbyn accuses the conservatives of being in "complete chaos" over their tax plans. one minister says they're going to give no more tax rises, indeed,
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possibly tax reductions for the very wealthiest, then they can't answer the question about tax rises for the rest of the population, then they can't answer the questions about funding social care. ariana grande makes a surprise visit to fans injured in the terror attack at her concert last week, ahead of her benefit concert tomorrow evening. there are reports of dozens of civilians being killed
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