mountaineer has become behind this bout of friends breading northwards. it has been quite a sunday morning for many and in afternoon for some because the rain is becoming more confined towards northern ireland and scotland as we speak. a few showers running into southern parts of england. bring to east anglia by the time we reach the end of the night and sunday morning. over the night and sunday morning. over the night the rain becomes confined to the far north of scotland, a bit of snow in the hills. further south is a dryer story. the skies, light winds and a cooler, fresher night that last night. we could see a touch of frost, some mist and fog, too. there is the future i was talking about moving into the southeast. don't be surprised if you wa ke southeast. don't be surprised if you wake up to something like this on sunday morning. mist and fog should clearly. the rain as well should begin to ease away from southeast england and east anglia as well. it is through the afternoon, england and wales will start to see showers developing quite widespread. some of them heavy in the south, maybe a rumble of thunder, best and sunshine will be across scotland and northern ireland where it will be much milder. so celsius is not as mild as it is in stock. see you later.
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ireland win the six nations championship, beating scotland 28—8 with a bonus point. meanwhile, england lose to france in paris, scoring just 16 points to their rival‘s 22 points. time to cross to the bbc sport centre now for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday with me, olly foster, and jessica creighton. hello there. these are our headlines this evening: ireland are champions again. the six nations title is theirs after victory against scotland and england fall short in paris. a double for rashford sees united see off liverpool, but they are still 13 points behind city. and there's a silver for great britain on
the opening day of the winter paralympics in south korea.
also coming up in the programme: jonny be good! a ton from bairstow seals the one—day series against new zealand. good evening. ireland have won the six nations championship with a game to spare. they made it four wins out of four by beating scotland 28—8 in dublin. four ireland tries also saw them secure a bonus point. that put extra pressure on the reigning champions, england, in paris. they had to match the ireland result to keep the championship alive, but they came up short against france. it finished 22—16 at the stade de france. the title is ireland's and they will now look to complete the grand
slam next weekend at twickenham. let's cross live to dublin
and speak tojohn watson. john, thoroughly deserved by ireland, who have just seemd to get stronger game by game, but england have gone backwards. ireland are six nations champions for the third time in five years following that four try bonus point victory over scotland here in dublin earlier on today. england's failure to match that result and that defeat to match that result and that defeat to france in paris means they surrendered their six nations title. ireland had been the standout performer safar in this tournament. it is 11 test winds in a row. they can dare to dream of the potential grand slam for the first time since 2009 if they can go on and beat england at twickenham next weekend. for scotland, the 6—nation hopes
we re for scotland, the 6—nation hopes were still alive coming into the match today with ireland but they we re match today with ireland but they were ended following that defeat. scotla nd were ended following that defeat. scotland must learn to win away from home if they are the one day realise their own title ambitions. for the hosts, another six nations championship, and the visitors out to prove the performance against england becomes the rule rather the exception. ireland have been the most complete team in the tournament so far. jacob stockdale their most useful asset. a surprise package at the start of the competition but you should not be surprised when he crosses the line any more. scotland's own six nations win was still mathematically possible, but such rewards demand ruthlessness, something that escaped huw jones. efficiency though is something ireland have in abundance. you needn't give stockdale another chance, just his sixth score of the championship. try number three went the way of the scrum—half conor murray, bundling over to extend the hosts‘ lead. scotland's score, although well worked, proved nothing more than a consolation.
and then the crucial fourth try, the bonus point secured, ireland did their bit. a lot of pressure, a lot of people talking about it. we knew how good scotland were. there are a lot of good things in there and to score a bonus point win in six nations is a big feat. as always, there are things we can do better, but ultimately we are really happy to get big win. you will only get so many opportunities against a team as good as against ireland. those opportunities would run pass them. frustrating, but pleasing,. ireland had great opportunities. tries with the order of the day for england in paris against france. they could do only produce one when
they needed four to try and match ireland's result today. plenty for eddiejones to ponder. after that defeat to france. heading into the final match tournament against ireland next weekend. if england's six nations hopes would go up in hopes, they needed to keep their cool in the star to france. despite a side boasting more caps, eddie jones said this would be a test of their manhood. it was also a test for in new captain, owen farrell taking over from the for in new captain, owen farrell taking overfrom the injured dylan hartley. but the early lead was not followed by the tries england needed as they struggled to break through. with so much at stake for both teams, it seemed a case of victory at any cost with nothing to separate the sides at the interval. england's desperation ruined the second half, not to score a try but to stop one. anthony watson's tackle saw him sent
to the sin bin and france awarded a penalty try. things got worse with the host's lead extended. england have the score twice. england eventually found some momentum. jonny may's score for england! by now the six nations title was lost but the match wasn't. a converted try would have won it, but france's thin blue line held firm as england failed the test. we were to happen 396 failed the test. we were to happen 3% away from where we need to be. we we re 3% away from where we need to be. we were beaten at the breakdown, gave away 16 penalties which is far too many. when we got momentum, we did not come but it points and when they did the converted to the point. it seems like a long way away but it is not. you go through these periods as a team. we are going through difficult period at the moment that we will get it. it certainly is a
difficult patch for england at the moment following an impressive run for eddiejones moment following an impressive run for eddie jones and moment following an impressive run for eddiejones and his side. worth looking at how the table stands on this, the penultimate weekend heading into the final round of matches next weekend. ireland out in front on 19 points, england on ten, which means they could be surpassed by wales if they can produce a bonus point victory against italy tomorrow. all those question marks hanging over eddie jones' tomorrow. all those question marks hanging over eddiejones‘ side, the lack of leadership shown from senior players in this tournament, the need again for players in this tournament, the need againforan players in this tournament, the need again for an open side flanker to contest the breakdown, which is an area where england struggled against scotland, and they did so again today. and just why england failed today. and just why england failed to fire today when eddiejones had put out one of his more attacking sides with mike brown being replaced at full back by anthony watson, elliot daly and jonny may on the wings and why they only scored one try when they needed four. eddie
jones will answer those questions in the coming days heading into that match against ireland at twickenham next weekend, but one thing is not in doubt, ireland are well worthy of the six nations title. it's been a busy day in the premier league. seven results are in. the lunchtime match was at old trafford, where manchester united beat their great rivals liverpool 2—1. marcus rashford scored both united goals in his first league start since late december. that made the trip worthwhile for the england manager, gareth southgate, who was at the match. united stay second, 13 poinst behind manchester city who play on monday. liverpool are still third but could drop to fourth if spurs win tomorrow. patrick gearey reports. from the age of industry to the age of the selfie, manchester and liverpool have quarrelled. the row started about trade. these days, these teams rely on imports, butjose mourinho opted for some local produce. marcus rashford of northern moor,
look what it meant for him to score! rashford is england's great hope but had not started a league game for his club this year. you can consider this a chance taken, 2—0. after the break, liverpool fought back and felt they should given they should given a hand, but no penalty. they got a bit of luck though. an own goal, a mix—up to set up a big finish. the pressure mounted. liverpool corner, 13 minutes and 96, their top scorer, rosette. united know the title is heading to city this season but this was a day for their bit of manchester. i think we deserved the victory but, of course, a big match, i don't know because i do not have binoculars. but my feeling is that the referee was also very good. and i think it is a big game where nobody goes home disappointed with the emotions,
the quality, the level and the intensity. before the goals and after the goals. we were the dominant side. we had moments, good crosses, we came on the touchline. we we re we were on the box often. it is not easy. we had opportunities to shoot from distance, all that stuff. set pieces were good. but we were not good enough. but we did not score. now let's take a look at the rest of the day's premier league action... premier league action. our football reporter rob schofield joins me. we'll start with west ham's three—nil loss to burnley, a match marrerd by crowd trouble. the fa has condemmed the disturbances and say they will be seeking observations from west ham... absolutely toxic at the london stadium today. it was sparked when ashley the arms put in a golfer
burnley. all the animosity directed towards the director's box and the co—owners. they were eventually moved away, ta ken co—owners. they were eventually moved away, taken away from the stadium, to try to cool things down. but very nasty scenes indeed. west ham have lost four out of the last five. the club said they are investigating is well and there has been an emergency meeting by board members to get their heads around this but it is not at all what west ham want see. a brilliant win from burnley. but first let's him from the west ham manager on that crowd trouble. we want the supporters behind us. since i have been here they had been really good but you cannot cross the line and come on the pitch. the prey is, we want them to keep the focus, and overall a lot of them have done a good job. —— players. not in football terms in the way they behaved. we played, stay calm, shifted the ball quickly,
got into pockets and opened up better opportunities. that looked more like we were last weekend against everton so i was pleased with that reaction but you cannot play like we did in the first half and expect to get things out of the game. it is a game of good too half an hour mentality was good to get a good result. a brilliant win for newcastle. 3—0 against southampton. how much could that result would pivotal in the race for survival? how much could that result would pivotal in the race for survival7m really good. it puts them five points clear the danger zone. two goals from kennedy on loan from chelsea, the brazilian, he scored after 63 seconds the opener. matt ritchie added a third in the second half. southampton were woeful and have only one one of the last 16. things looking perilous for them but the benitez, this was a big win today. i have had confidence in this team because of the way they work every week. you know they will improve and will get results.
sometimes it is lack of experience but, in the end, they continue working hard and that is the only way. i have confidence and had confidence. and yet another defeat for west bromwich. they were thrashed 4—1 by leicester and heaps more pressure on this man, alan pardew. if he was on the nice going into this game, he certainly is now. they have only won one game under him since he took charge in october. this was embarrassing today because leicester will not even firing on all cylinders but still put four pass them. west brom even took the lead, put in the hard work, pardew slammed his players after the game and said he the club owners want a change, he will be meeting them on monday. it is looking ominous for them and i think they need to start preparing for life in the championship, eight games to go, eight points adrift. we have the kind of still believe and still fight, and it was that last 10—15
minutes which was painful for us. it knocked us. we played well in that period. it is difficult for players sometimes. i will not make excuses for them because we have got to fight until the end in every game. they got that message after the game. it could be all change at west brom. but back to winning ways for chelsea. in today's late kick—off chelsea, have closed the gap on fourth—placed tottenham to two points — thanks to a 2—1win against struggling crystal palace. the blues opened the scoring through willian midway through the first half. it's the brazilian‘s fifth goal in five games. the hosts doubled their lead in fortunate circumstances. the ball ricocheted in off wayne hennessey and finally martin kelly, giving palace a mountain to climb in the second half. the visitors did pull one back, though, through patrick van aanholt. palace remain in the relegation zone, one point from safety. well, let's have a look at the rest of the afternoon's results.
swa nsea swansea did so well to get point at huddersfield, they were down to ten men after 11 minutes. a good point. everton beat brighton 2—0. brighton played the last 10 minutes with 10 men after anthony knockaert was sent off for a challenge on leighton baines. at the top, manchester united, after that big win today, it means they have strengthened their position in second place. it looks like they will be crowned the best of the rest, five points, the gap to liverpool in third. chelsea moved to within two points of tottenham in fourth but the win over crystal palace. in terms of the bottom end of the table, newcastle the big winners, five points clear of danger, crystal palace unable to get themselves up out of the relegation zone this evening, but these three
sites i fear for. zone this evening, but these three sites i fearfor. huddersfield are not scoring enough goals, southampton did not have a plan a, let alone a plan b. it is looking tighter than bottom of that table! getting a slightly better idea of which teams are in the frame. well, leaders wolves continue to have a wobble they where beaten 4—1 by aston villa at villa park. the home side took an early lead through albert adomah with a scarambled opener before wolves eqaulised before half time, but villa scored three second half goals with this effort from birkir bjarnason sealing the derby win for steve bruce's side. wolves are just three points clear at the top, while promotion pushing villa are up to third 4 points behind second placed cardiff city. elsewhere struggling burton albion drew with bristol city
cardiff's 3—2 win against birmingham sees them stay clear in second an astonishing match at hull city, they came from 3—1 down to beat norwich 4—3. four penalties were scored in that match. ipswich drew with sheffield united, wins for middlebrough and millwall and fulham. another defeat for bottom club sunderland, this time at qpr. reading drew with leeds, and that could be an important point for bolton at sheffield wednesday in the scottish premiership top of the table celtic and rangers play each other tomorrow, aberdeen have closed the gap on 2nd placed rangers but only by a point after a 0—0 draw with partick thistle. elsewhere, stjohnstone were comfortable winners over dundee, hamilton beat motherwell 2—0 and kilmarnock beat bottom club ross country 3—2 but they had been 3—0. we have had the first day of competition at
the winter paralympics in pyeongchang, and great britain have got themselves onto the medal table. visually—imparied skier millie knight and her guide, brett wild, have taken downhill silver. last year, she didn't know if she'd even be fit enough to make the games. kate grey reports from south korea. the opening run of these paralympics fell in the hands of this british debutant and her guide. their moment in the spotlight did not last long though. the unpredictability of the downhill proving too much, and they crashed out on the first bend. luckily, no harm done. over to the reigning world champions. millie knight who only has 5% vision and her guide brett wild had had their own experience of crashing on the slopes last year. but those demons were put to rest today as they negotiated the course and safely crossed the line to win silver — britain's first medal of these games. we are so excited to have a medal under our belts.
it is the best result this season, so we're peaking at the right time. you've got a busy programme. we are back up tomorrow at 4am! to go again. so we believe in celebrating on the last evening. the british action was notjust confined to the snow. as we moved into the afternoon, a fiercely contested a fiercely contested match on the ice with the wheelchair curling team. up against norway it was no easy task. over an hour of play came down to the final stone. norway had to score two points to take it to a deciding edge. not good enough! it is a steal for great britain! britain's curling campaign off to a winning start. jonny bairstow hit a century as england beat new zealand by seven wickets in christchurch to win the one—day series 3—2. man of the series chris woakes and adil rashid were both
excellent with the ball, taking three wickets apiece as the black caps were bowled out for 223. bairstow then put england in control, smashing his second century in four days, this one coming from just 58 balls. alex hales made an impressive 61 before ben stokes finished in style with england reaching the total of 224 for the loss of just three wickets. eoin morgan's side have now won six successive odi series as they start to look towards the world cup on home soil next year. short—term plans to learn as much as we can. in the interim stop we have an important series in the summer against australia. home conditions. australia will come with full firepower, but there is one eye on the world cup in a year's time, so that will be another tough series that we can go close enough to. there's one game in
super league today. hull kingston rovers losing to bottom side catalans dragons in perpignan. cata la ns catalans pinched catala ns pinched it. catalans pinched it. 18—16 the final score. they are still propping up the table. team sky's geraint thomas has lost the overall lead of the tirreno adriatico race in italy after problems on the fourth stage. the briton's hopes of keeping hold of the leader's blue jersey evaporated half a mile from the finish when the chain came off his bike. he managed to finish in 20th place, but has slipped to fourth in the standings, 26 seconds off new leader italy's damiano caruso. there was better luck for british interests in the paris—nice race with simon yates winning the seventh stage to take the overall lead ahead of tomorrow's final day. the indycar season in
the united states gets underway this weekend. an all—british team will be challenging the sports heavyweights, the likes of team penske and andretti autosport, as the racing series looks to entice a wider global audience. newcomers team carlin will line up with them on the grid, and they're not there just to make up the numbers, as alex gulrajani has been finding out. if it is glitz, glamour and speed, indycar is an american institution. the sport that is over a century old has attracted stellar international names including two—time formula 1 champion fernando alonso last year. but until now all the teams involved have been from the united states of america. this year though that will change. a team from just outside london in the uk will take on the americans. team:'s base is awash
with activity, everyone preparing for a busy season ahead, just what the boss likes to see. trevor has been involved in motor score bought his entire life but now leads the first foreign—owned team into a full indycar season. i used to watch indycar season. i used to watch indycar racing and see how fantastic it was to have an indy car with my name on it is amazing, especially to be able to do the indy 500, so incredibly exciting but when something is that good and brings a massive amount of pressure with it as well. you can turn to a guy that knows what he's doing. one of his drivers max chilton brings with him a wealth of experience. in formula 1 in indycar, i can dry the team forward. slightly quicker than other drivers. we put more than any other team does on the wood. —— grid. drivers. we put more than any other team does on the wood. -- grid. we can come away with results. i will try to keep calm. but you have got
to enjoy it. it is exciting. but what will the americans make of team carling? i will see how professional we are. hopefully our results will speak for themselves. if we start winning, that will change quickly. we will hopefully be around a long time. one day we would like carling to be one of the big names in indycar but some of the new team will try to shoot for us. even though we are the keys we can get oui’ though we are the keys we can get our heads down and give us time and we will come away with results. new indycar team! ireland six nations champions with a game to spare. i will be here with you throughout the evening for for the's sport. it has been a soggy start of the
weekend, we have had an area of rain moving northwards, but behind the skies clearing nicely. the chance to see some spells of sunshine and top temperature of 14—15dc across england and wales is a very mild indeed. that rain has been more confined to scotland. there has been some snow over the scottish highlands as well. you can see the extent of the rain of the last few hours moving away from england, wales and northern ireland. a few showers following on from the south and south—west this evening and during overnight but generally speaking a dry picture is this rain becomes more confined to the north of scotla nd becomes more confined to the north of scotland in the northern isles. the end of the night could see a bit of rainfringing the end of the night could see a bit of rain fringing into the far south—west of england but a touch of frost and mist and fog. don't be surprised if you wake up to seems
like this on sunday morning. a bit stubborn to clear, and also some rain across east anglia the london area and the south—east person on sunday. that should clear way to the north sea. the most of us, a fine, dry day, particularly for scotland, northern ireland and the north of england with sunny spells here. showers will develop widespread. cooler for england and wales tomorrow, 10—12d but martyr for scotland, ten or 11 celsius there as opposed to single figures today. this area of low pressure player for oui’ this area of low pressure player for our weather on monday, mainly affecting england and wales. for northern ireland, the best of the sunshine on monday, this weather front will bring rain to the hebrides otherwise largely dry, variable cloud and a bitter brightness. england and wales largely cloudy, breezy and showers along the spots of rain or heavy bursts. the proof across the board,
single figure values in the north, ten maybe 11 in the south. the tuesday, the better day of the week. richard high pressure, most places largely dry. a chilly start but the best of the sunny spells across central and eastern parts. one or two showers per nicely dry, on the cool side, 7—10dc. as we head into wednesday and thursday, it will turn more unsettled, more cloud and rain, the winds pick up and, coming in from the east, signs by the end of the week that next week turn colder. goodbye for now. this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at eight. home secretary amber rudd has chaired a meeting of the government's cobra committee — as the investigation continues into the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter. focused on making sure that we keep
people safe and that we collect all of the evidence so that we will be absolutely clear where it should lead. no more changes to exams, and a reduction in teachers‘ workload — the education secretary promises to make changes, as he attempts to resolve the school recruitment crisis. talks between the eu, japan and us on president trump‘s tariffs on steel and aluminium have broken up with no exemption agreed. syrian government forces make gains in ghouta,