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he is the greatest twenty20 batsman ever. he has the x factor, he is a game changer. loads of batters, when you get them out you know that they are big wickets. it might be in the back of his mind. let's hope when i get him again he'll remember it. i've been pleased with how i'm playing, pleased with the white ball as well. i can't say if i will always play, it's out of my hands, above my pay grade. it's something i'm really hoping to do. a really exciting challenge to be playing in the last one—day series at home before the big winter ahead. stuart broad and heather knight, along with some potential stars of the future, became the first people to play cricket on downing street. if you're going to play anywhere,
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how about there? they even had a very special spectator who popped out to see what all the commotion was. it was organised by the chance to shine charity as a way of demonstrating that the sport can be played anywhere. literally anywhere! there are potential pitfalls though. a broken window might be one of them but judging a broken window might be one of them butjudging by those of smiling faces, that didn't happen. you've got to hit it very straight, some of the kids were aiming for the windows but they are bullet—proof and can't be broken. did you discourage them? i was hoping someone discourage them? i was hoping someone would try it.” discourage them? i was hoping someone would try it. i might have offered them a tenner if they hit the window and some of them got close. that's all from sportsday. the champions league group stage this evening, manchester united and celtic. we will have a rundown of the results in sportsday at 10:30pm. it has been the source of much
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debate for decades — how to solve the traffic problems on the major road between london and the west country that passes right by the ancient stone circle of stonehenge. dozens of schemes have been proposed over the years, and rejected. well now the government has finally approved plans to dig a road tunnel near the monument in wiltshire. but critics are concerned it will damage the archaeology of the site, and the wider environment. our correspondent duncan kennedy has more. we have the wind and rain piling into salisbury plain today. you are right, your central point is that this debate has gone on for the best pa rt this debate has gone on for the best part of three decades and at the heart of it is how to protect these stones from this, the less than
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beautiful a303. the government today came up with its plan for it. it wa nts to came up with its plan for it. it wants to build eight miles of dual carriageway and for the two mile section running past here, they want to put the road into a tunnel, 50 metres further back from where it is now. this plan has the support of many heritage groups but some say that it isn't good enough. from the thunderous blight of this... to the wondrous sight of this. the a303 and stonehenge have long been unhappy partners in this world heritage landscape. but now there is this. the government's plan to put 1.8 miles of the a303 into a tunnel as it passes the stones. the £1.6 billion project has the support of english heritage and the national trust. but even for them it is a qualified welcome for today's news — so delicate are the archaeological challenges of protecting this unique site. we believe this is a solution that's
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got real potential to benefit the world heritage site. we will support this scheme as long as and subject to it being designed and delivered in a way that does protect it. proposals for a tunnel past stonehenge were first announced in 1989, but were repeatedly dropped because of rows about the cost and the route. if you stand by the stones you're interested in looking at the stones. and there are still many who fear the new tunnel option may protect stonehenge but not the surrounding countryside — also rich in neolithic remains. the tunnel will take the road away from the central part of the world heritage site. but as unesco points out, the whole site is important, and for its archaeology. the tunnel cuttings will destroy archaeology. around 25,000 vehicles use the a303 every day. having road next to ruins
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has been a dilemma — not quite 5,000 years in the making — but one that now has a firm if controversial solution in sight. not quite there yet. we've got another year or so of consultation before the secretary of state ‘s winds off on the project and even thenit winds off on the project and even then it won't be until about 2020, 2021 before the bulldozers moved in. if the plan gets the go—ahead, and those objections are overcome, expect this tunnel to be opened by about 2026. now you might not expect to see this in yourfront garden. ian mockett and his friends built a giant star wars model at his home in in harpole in northamptonshire. the 20 feet replica at—at combat vehicle is made out of wood and took a month to make. it was built for the village's annual scarecrow festival.
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iimagine it i imagine it stands quite a good chance of winning! a lively night of weatherhead. philip avery is here to tell us about weatherhead. philip avery is here to tell us about it. weatherhead. philip avery is here to tell us about it. somebody weatherhead. philip avery is here to tell us about it. somebody has weatherhead. philip avery is here to tell us about it. somebody has to ta ke tell us about it. somebody has to take the rap! very lively is understating it somewhat. i'm about to show you the wind gusts that have been recorded around the southern and western coasts over the last hour and a half. already around 50 mph. i show you that because the satellite image of what is now called storm aileen isn't that impressive, we don't have the stall wall, the kind of thing we've had with hurricane irma, which isa we've had with hurricane irma, which is a different beast altogether but the met office have issued the amber warning, the second—highest, because of the ice bars around the centre. gusts approaching these figures but if it deepens further there could be
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a core of wind around northern england and northern wales where we could see gusts up to 75 mph and on the northern flank the rain could be an issue, a couple of inches possible. 0vernight and into tomorrow we may have some disruption from this, this is the kind of thing that can down trees and disrupt travel plans. in the morning the centre is going to be in the north sea, following behind, cloud, showers, longer spells of rain, the rain from overnight still there across the eastern shores of england. generally speaking the further south you come and be further south you come and be further south you come and be further south east you come, it's going to be more a case of sunshine rather than showers at 8am and that will be the way of it for a good pa rt will be the way of it for a good part of the day as well. the centre taking its time to move away. whatever wind i'm showing you hear
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is blustery but nowhere near the strength i was describing, which was overnight and first thing. temperatures, 13—18, where we've been today, most of the showers in northern and western parts of the british isles. 0ut northern and western parts of the british isles. out of wednesday and into thursday and friday, this north—westerly ‘s are really dominating the scene across all parts of the british isles. the fly in the ointment comes as a feature ru ns in the ointment comes as a feature runs down the eastern side of britain, bringing more prolonged speu britain, bringing more prolonged spell of rain. that is thursday in a nutshell for you. just moving on to friday, not a great deal of difference. perhaps a bit less in the way of wind but it is away from the way of wind but it is away from the north—west and it is on the cool side. take care tonight. you're watching beyond 100 days. early images from the florida keys show the power of hurricane irma — a quarter of all homes there were destroyed. france's president emmanuel macron has arrived in the caribbean defending his government's response
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to the storm. in the turks and caicos, coastal communities are in ruins, but people are determined to rebuild as soon as possible. everyone here is telling us the same thing — tourism is the lifeblood of these communities and without it the suffering will continue. the un votes to step up sanctions against north korea but the measures are watered down to win chinese and russian support. president trump says it's not enough. also on the programme... tens of thousands join protests in france against president macron‘s plans to reform the labour laws. will he succeed where others have failed?
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