to hs2 limited last month, saying it could complete the project faster and more cheaply than current plans. mr shapps was speaking on the andrew marr show earlier: i think what has happened is they have had a letter sent to hs2 limited. there has been no conversation to me as minister or secretary of state. i have to say by the way i want to get this thing built faster if it is possible. if you have a conversation, but i think the idea is when you look at what is required and what needs to be late and so on and so forth, it is an enormous project. you were not billed in five years. —— you will not build it in five years. sir eltonjohn has been forced to cut short a concert in new zealand,
after falling ill with walking pneumonia. the 72—year—old musician, who was visibily upset, lost his voice mid—way through his set at auckland's mount smart stadium. he told concer—goers "i can't sing, i've got to go, i'm sorry". earlier in the set he'd told the crowd that he'd been diagnosed with the infection, now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. hello there. we've seen some significant disruption today thanks to storm dennis, the torrential rain led to significant flooding and we still got six severe flood warnings in forest, stretches of the river in south wales and in the west midlands, all affected. —— flood warnings in force. at over 300 flood warnings elsewhere in the uk. even as the rain stops falling, we can see the flooding gets worse before it gets better in some communities. storm dennis, it's final act is pushing close to the north of scotland and a swathe of powerful wind gusts here which could get gusts of around 75 miles an hour and can cause some disruption into monday
morning's rush hour. for monday itself, a day of sunshine and blustery showers and one of those days are most of us will see a downpour or two, showers most frequent across northwestern areas where they'll have some hail and thunder mixed in, but nowhere is immune from catching an odd downpour, it will feel quite cool in the wind and will stay windy all day. temperatures between 8 and 11 degrees. hello this is bbc news. a major incident is declared by police in south wales — as flooding and landslides caused by storm dennis lead to a number of road closures. heavy rain and strong winds continue to lash large parts of the uk —— with hundreds of flood alerts in place —— including 6 severe warnings. itv says its devastated by the death of love island presenter, caroline flack. the broadcaster says tonight's episode of the reality series won't be aired.
thousands of passengers face major disruption at heathrow airport, after a systems failure affects all terminals. the airport says its experiencing technical problems. us citizens quarantined for days on a cruise ship injapan are leaving, after america sends 2 planes to take them home. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. welcome to sportsday on bbc news with me ben croucher. your top stories. a captain's innings from eoin morgan fires england to a fine series win in south africa.
nice one son. spurs stun aston villa in a late late show. and ajer and ajer. celtic continue to set the pace in the scottish premiership. england completed the fourth highest successful chase in t20 internationals to win the final match against south africa and wrap up the series 2—1. eoin morgan produced a man of the match performance to see out the win in centurion on an afternoon where the crowd were in the action almost as much as the players. more from the england captain shortly but first here's andy swiss. another dazzling day to add to their growing collection. but one which just a few hours ago seemed almost inconceivable. after choosing to bat,
south africa did so quite brilliantly, england's bowlers can only grin and bear it as the host racked up 222, surely victory was in there grasp. butjosh set them on their way. when he and they both fell, south africa sensed a come back but not for long. who else but ben stokes smashing it into the top tier of the stand while morgan conjured something even more special, a 50 offjust 21 balls, equalling his own england record. the result was one of the greatest run chases in t20 history and with nearly an over to spare, rarely has a series been secured in such breathtaking style. morgan was the leading run scorer in the three games and named player of the series. a very content player
of the series too. managed to give ourselves i am delighted with my form and this is where we managed to give ourselves some time, purely from the fact that i was able to do that and it was due to the success of ben and i got something going and on the far side, i am really happy with my form. and you can hear more from morgan in the test match special podcast. fifth place in the premier league could carry extra prominance depending on what happens with manchester city's european ban. a champions league spot could be the reward and tottenham occupy fifth at the minute. an entertaining 3—2 win over aston villa owed much to this man — son hueng min. joe lynskey can tell us more. jose mourinho has a new look, and search familiar prize. he holds the spurs towards the top four and could still be in the champions league next season. aston villa just wants to stay as a premier league side, ever ricochet matters
in their bid to survive. he took the lead in this match through the own goal, but soon the belgian turned his afternoon around. a brilliant spin and strike brought spurs level, redemption in a week where he had a baby boy. and more fine margins turn to the game spurs way, first the challenge was ruled fair but then after another look, penalty, turning point. even though he missed it, he was quickest to react, 2—i, but with spurs seeking control, there pegged back in simple fashion. he would see his day to find later on. defined later on. 93 minutes in and he missed his clearance and let spurs star player clear, keeping his nerve to send his side fifth and after news about manchester city this week, that could be
a great surprise. i would say, everton national, set for should feel it, we feel that they have a chance. so a big feel for us. so a big fight for us. it can change in a moment, aston villa now have three more months to turn their season back around. dramatic winner, own goals and var. lots to talk about and debate after the game. villa boss dean smith wanted to talk about that penalty decision. he was not a happy man. 42,000 fans here today and that anybody in the stadium thought it was a penalty. it goes to another sterol environment. it takes two minutes, the criteria i was told was quite clear and obvious. 0bviously not. let them walk across to the monitor and look at it and go yeah, i made a good decision, let us play
on. a decent day for both north london clubs too as arsenal picked up only their second league win under mikel arteta. a thumping one at that. 4—nil at home to newcastle is enough to take them into the top half of the table too. nick parrott has more. he said he wanted people who deliver passion and energy when he took charge of arsenal during the festive season. charge of arsenal during the festive season. it has taken him until now for him to see it. after a half to forget against newcastle at the emirates, they were treated to a second half to save it. they know what to expect from top score appear and this is what they have been hoping forfor record and this is what they have been hoping for for record signing nicholas. they have not seen this from the highest—paid player in a long time. struggling under the former boss, his relationship with him is better, for paying his confidence in the first school for ten months. the buzz boosted him as well, coming off the bench to end a
nine—game goal to secure the biggest victory of the season. started to talk to me at the close the gap and we had to put that to it and the opportunity for us. the now five points of six place, they will be hoping to close that gap before the end of the season. celtic maintained their 10 point lead at the top of the scottish premiership with a hard fought 2—1 win at aberdeen. it's nine wins in a row now in all competitions as they continue to blow away everyone put in front of them. rhia chohan reports... when of up to 50 mph set up the conditions in aberdeen. they came as a who has been like that top form this year, ruthless. embodying celtic tenacity, callum mcgregor. the second season running, no player in world football has spent more
than four minutes on the pitch. despite the goal, they are lacking the usual swagger, making a mess of clearing across aberdeen and they're able to respond. ash taylor leveling. they played with confidence and kept celtic on their toes but the most part, it looked like home side would score again and keep herjoe louis also denied them. but this celtic side does not mind leaving it late if they have to. firing ina leaving it late if they have to. firing in a composed victory. in the end, a harsh result, celtic were not at their best but still managed to blow their opponents away. rangers beat livingston i—nil. scott arfield scored on the hour mark at ibrox. hibs were 2—1 winners at kilmarnock. all of the goals came in the first half. adam jackson got what proved to be the winner just two games in the women's fa cup survived in the aftermath of storm dennis.
holder manchester city managed to get a game in and thrashed ipswich — the lowest team to make it to the fifth round — ten—nil. three different players scored hattricks. birmingham beat sunderland i—nil in the other game. plenty elsewhere happening on sunday including and in the last few moments shaun murphy has just won snooker‘s welsh 0pen. he thrashed kyren wilson 9—1 in a very one—sided final. welshman elfyn evans has taken the lead in the world rally championship after victory in the second round in sweden. he preserved his overnight lead on sunday's only stage — praising his toyota team for what he called a "fantastic result" and england's jodie ewart shadoff finished 10th at the australian open golf — seven shots behind south korea's inbee park — who won her 20th lpga title. in rugby union's premiership, bristol bears staged a thrilling comeback to beat northampton saints. bristol had been i4—nil down
against the team in second place, with just thirty minutes remaining, but in a remarkable 13 minute spell they scored 17 points, with lewis thiede's try putting bristol into the lead for the first time. they won 20 points to 14 sam skinner and matt fagerson have been added to the scotland squad for the rest of the six nations. they've both recovered from injury. glasgow warriors back row fagerson last played a test in august. while skinner missed out on the world cup injapan after sustaining a hamstring problem in the summer test win over france. the lock forward has been impressive for exeter chiefs, helping them to the top of the premiership. after two defeats in the six nations, scotland are away to italy on saturday. two games in super league today as champions st helens ran in five second half tries to beat hull. they're down to fourth after their first defeat in three. 32—18 it finished to take the saints top. wakefield beat warrington 18—8 for their first win in 2020. and finally we know the weather has been playing havoc with sport across the weekend —
no different in northern ireland where portadown beat queen's university 7—1. adam salley scored a hattrick but this wasn't one of them. a lesson in always watch the ball, play to the whistle and never, whatever you do, celebrate too early. very much stuck in the mud!. rory mcilroy is through 3 holes on the final round of the pga event in los angeles. we'll keep you updated throughout the evening. up next, three sportsmen — doddie weir, rob burrow and stephen darby are all living with motor neurone disease. for the first time they have spoken openly with each other about the impact of their diagnosis. the bbc‘s sally nugent sat down to talk with all three of them in an exclusive for bbc news.
parts for days, we do not want this to ta ke parts for days, we do not want this to take over our lives. the life expectancy, i am expecting, to take over our lives. the life expectancy, iam expecting, i to take over our lives. the life expectancy, i am expecting, i am over that, still here, still living and still smiling. i am not giving in to my last breath, too many reasons to live. i know this is a cloud that you did not want to join and not want to be on. i appreciate the time you're going to take the time to talk to us about it because we know that generally, i hope i am not generalising too much. men do not generalising too much. men do not often talk about illness. do not talk about how they feel. so, how much does it help to sit here and be able to talk to each other today? much does it help to sit here and be able to talk to each other today7|j able to talk to each other today?” would say, it is unfortunate the circumstances of which we have come together. it is unfortunate but, we