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david attenborough says we've never been so aware of the problem and have never had so much power to tackle it, which comes down to how we all use plastic and what we do with it. david shukman, bbc news. the veteran indian actor, shashi kapoor, has died in hospital in mumbai at the age of 79. from one of india's greatest acting families, he appeared in more than 150 films, including a dozen in english. he starred in some of the biggest bollywood blockbusters of the ‘70s and ‘80s. cricket, and australia remain in command of the second ashes test in adelaide, despite a fight back by england. australia bowled england out for 227 but were then reduced to 53—4 at the end of the third day. our correspondent, andy swiss, reports from adelaide. when it comes to batting, adelaide has seen the best. the home of the great sir donald bradman. but the fans descending on the oval were about to see how not to do it, as england threw away their wickets, their hopes and perhaps the ashes. james vince and joe root both went tamely — hardly the captain's innings
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he'd hoped for. and when alastair cook served up yet more catching practice, england were staring at humiliation. but if they were brittle, australia were brilliant. nathan lyon's dazzling caught and bowled followed by an even better one — mitchell starc showing the reflexes of a juggler, as australia tightened their grip. by the time the final wicket fell, england were still a massive 215 behind. game surely over. but then a twist. australia could have made the visitors bat again, but decided not to. bad choice. under the floodlights, england's bowlers sparkled. two early wickets forjimmy anderson, two for chris woakes, including the big one, captain steve smith. australia 53—4 at the close. it may be faint but england finally have a sliver of hope. obviously we're behind in the game but at the same time it's really good, the fact that we fought back and showed good character to get ourselves back in the game. i thought we bowled really
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well tonight, as a unit. and we've put some pressure back on australia. a tense end, then, to a dramatic day. verbals exchanged as the players left the pitch. england will be hoping they could yet have the last word. andy swiss, bbc news, adelaide. australia will resume here in a few hours‘ time, 268 runs ahead, with six wickets remaining. england will be hoping they can skittle them out, give themselves a chance, but australia still favour itself to go 2-0 australia still favour itself to go 2—0 up in the series. that would be a long way back for england. thanks very much. that‘s all for tonight. now it‘s time for the news where you are. hello and welcome to sportsday —
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i‘m jessica creighton. coming up this evening. a glimmer of hope for england — they rip through australia‘s top order in the second ashes test, but it‘s the aussies who are still in control. the fa cup third round draw throws up a merseyside derby — everton will travel to liverpool next month. the fallout from the russian doping scandal continues — former british heptathlete kelly sotherton is set for an olympic bronze medal, 11 years after the beijing games. good evening, welcome to the bbc sports centre, lots to come over
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the next ten minutes. but let‘s start with england‘s cricketers who get under way in the fourth day of the second ashes test against australia in just overfour hours‘ time. and after a demoralising start to day three, it ended with a faint chance of england rescuing the match. our sports correspondent andy swiss is in adelaide and joins me now, andy, i said england have a glimmer of hope, but it would be something remarkable if they can turn this around. it would be, yes. day four has a lot to live up to after a dramatic day three. as you said it began depressingly familiar as far as england‘s fans are concerned. they lost four wickets in the opening session, some fantastic caught and bowled from nathan lyon and mitchell
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sta rc. bowled from nathan lyon and mitchell starc. england‘s total of 227 wasn‘t good enough. they straddled australia by 215. australia could have made england follow one, could have made england follow one, could have made england follow one, could have made then that again. steve smith decided not to and is probably regretting that thou. england‘s bowlers found their groove under the lights. that batting session, perhaps the batsmen ‘s eyes still adjusting to the lights. two wickets thejimmy adjusting to the lights. two wickets the jimmy anderson and adjusting to the lights. two wickets thejimmy anderson and two wickets chris woakes including the prized scalp of the australian captain steve smith. how key will that be as far as england and australia are concerned? far as england and australia are concerned 7 england far as england and australia are concerned? england giving themselves a glimmer of hope going in today for. we have pushed australia back tonight, that is good to see. we can take some positives from that. obviously we are behind in the game but at the same time it is really good, the fact that we fought back and showed good character to get ourselves back in the game.
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obviously we had a tough session with the batjust obviously we had a tough session with the bat just to close out today's play. there's a lot of cricket to go. we've got a lead of 260 and a lot of batting. sean and tim have come of great scores in the first innings. no reason why we can't build a big lead and have england on the rapes in the night session. australia will resume here in the next hours. six wickets still remaining. england will be hoping they can skittled them out perhaps something like 120, give themselves a chance. australia
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will be clear favourites to go up in this ashes series which will leave england with real trouble. in perth, england with real trouble. in perth, england haven‘t won since 1978. this could be a pivotal day for this ashes series. studio: thank you for bringing us up to date. some better news for england this evening, batsman alex hales has been told he won‘t face criminal charges over an incident outside a bristol nightclub in september, and is available for immediate selection. hales is a specialist in the one—day format of the game, so is unlikely to play any part in the ashes, but could join the squad for england‘s odi and t20 matches against australia. hales, of course, was with ben stokes, who was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in that nightclub incident. he wasn‘t arrested, but was interviewed under caution by police. hales could still be punished by the ecb. the draw for the third round of the fa cup has taken place this evening and the pick of the games is a merseyside
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derby between liverpool and everton at anfield. the two sides last met in the competition in the semi finals at wembley back in 2012 when liverpool won 2—1. hereford, one of the lowest ranked team left in the competition, will play leicester if they win their second round replay against fleetwood town tomorrow night. here are are some of the other matches to whet your appetite. the matches will be played on the weekend of 6—7 january. an all premier league clash at the amex where brighton host crystal palace — no love lost betwen those two sides. another all top flight match with high flying manchester city at home to burnley. 12 times winners manchester united play derby. and premier league side newcastle could face a tricky tie against league two leaders luton. there are three non—league sides left in the competition — woking, filed, and hereford. non—league side are now out, after being swept aside by rochdale in this evening‘s second round match. matty doan scored in injury time to complete a 4—0 win.
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rochdale are away to doncaster rovers next in the third round. wolves have re—established their four—point lead at the top of the championship. they beat birmingham city at st andrew‘s for the third season running. wolves had two efforts well saved by birmingham keeper david stockdale before leo bonatini‘s shot was adjudged to have crossed the goalline after the use of goal—line technology. birmingham had harlee dean sent off late on. and wolves held firm for their sixth straight win. manchester united‘s paul pogba will serve a three match ban for his sending off against arsenal on saturday. he was given a straight red card for stamping on hector bellerin — united have decided not to appeal against the decision. so he‘ll miss the manchester derby on sunday — as well as the next two games against bournemouth and west brom. despite sitting in the premier league relegation zone, crystal palace have today announced ambitious plans to transform their stadium selhurst park
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in a £100 million makeover. the club is to build a 5—tier main stand, which will increase the capacity from 26,000 to more than 34,000, over the course of three years. palace chairman steve parish says he wants to make the revamped stadium an icon of south london. if we do get relegated this year or next year, we still intend to do it. it‘s very important to the future of this football club that i think it makes a statement. when you look at a football club, what do you think those are good the stadium is the first thing you think of. i don‘t think this is commensurate with what we are doing. we need something better. whoever we are end up this season or next. i think is the right scale and size. england manager gareth southgate has been told his job is safe, even if his side loses every game at next year‘s world cup in russia.
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southgate signed a four—year deal last december and the fa say he‘ll be in charge for the "next few tournaments". they say they have a long—term plan and they‘re already seeing results, with world cup successes for the under—17 and under—20 sides. meanwhile it‘s been announced that the bbc will show england‘s first two group matches at next years world cup. the games against tunisia on 18june and panama on 24thjune will be live across tv, radio and online. they will also have the first two choices of quarter final games, including england‘s match, if they progress. britain‘s kelly sotherton is to be awarded a bronze medal from the 2008 olympic games after russian heptathlete tatyana chernova failed to have a doping ban overturned. chernova was stripped of the medal she won at beijing earlier this year after testing positive for a steroid. it means sotherton will receive the bronze 11 years after finishing fifth in the event, adding to the heptathlon bronze she won four years earlier in athens. top seed judd trump has been
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knocked out of the uk snooker championship in york, beaten six frames to two by graeme dott. the world number two won the first two frames of their third round contest but then spent much of the match in his seat as scotland‘s dott took the next six to move into the fourth round. elswhere ryan day also made it through to the fourth round. i told you we had a lot to bring you this evening on sportsday. that‘s all we have time for. just a recap of our top story. england have the faintest of hopes of rescuing the second ashes test after their bowlers ripped through australia‘s top order. australia will resume their second innings on 53—4 a lead of 268 runs. coverage gets under way at 2.45 on radio 5 live sports extra. from everyone here, thanks for watching, see you soon. coming up in a moment, the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead
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to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are asa bennett, brexit editor at the telegraph, and polly curtis, editor in chief at huff post uk. we are joined from dublin by pat leahy, political editor of the irish times. tomorrow‘s front pages. the i reports that brexit was a done deal before the dup said "no". the ft runs with a similar line, saying the deal fell apart at the 11th hour, amid dup objections. the telegraph describes theresa may‘s push as ending "in chaos". the times says may is fighting on for a brexit deal after what it describes as the "dup veto".
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the guardian says the dup has "wrecked" may‘s brexit plans. the metro‘s headline suggests the paper thinks the dup is exploiting its weight over the government. the mirror puns on the dup‘s name — suggesting mrs may has been "duped" by them. the sun‘s front page focuses on a story about meghan markle‘s relationship with her father. let‘s begin with, well, it‘s the headline in all the papers pretty much in the morning but the mirror with the one word headline "duped". summing up what a lot of the papers are saying. i think it's right. it's the culmination of two things. the possible brexit deal but also the minority government being propped up by the dup. i think that came to a
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head today in the brexit negotiations. extraordinary the way these events unfold and picked up in all the papers. it's astonishing. it seemed to start so well. donald tusk saying this is why i like mondays had a great call with the taoiseach. now it is a grid monday for the negotiations. the mirror touches on jeremy corbyn, highlighting the grubby dup deal, and the dup threatening to throw their toys out of the pram essentially. they pointed out that the text on offer would have potentially put the union at risk. tory backbenchers rallied behind the dup and the prime minister has taken flight and


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