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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  March 5, 2017 7:30pm-7:46pm GMT

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you can imagine the sights that it was on those beaches. in the 70 years since the landings, george and his fellow veterans have returned to the normandy beaches to remember the falling, to remember the fallen, but there is no single memorial to the friends they lost. injune 2014, with just 500 members left, the normandy veterans association was disbanded but george batts campaigned for a memorial and now the government have backed that call. it is early days, but one possible designer is liam o'connor, the man behind this moving tribute to the cruiser bomber command. it will be in one of the seaside towns that saw heavy fighting it will be in one of the french seaside towns that saw heavy fighting and george is delighted. it means everything. we have come back and lived our lives, but our friends and colleagues who were left behind, have had nothing. the hope is the memorial can be completed in time for the 75th anniversary of the landings in june 2019.
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let's get the latest weather. mixed bag of weather across the uk for the second part of the weekend. scotland and northern ireland farewell with good spells of sunshine. a lot of cloud across england and wales with persistent rain in the southern part of northern england and showers to the south of that. gusty winds and some of the showers contain hail and snow as well. but it is drifting ever eastwards over the next few hours. a touch of frost but typically it is around three degrees. wet across the
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south—east of england and some of the rain fringing into the south east of wales. most of wales, the midlands and towards the south—east, a reasonable start to the day. more cloud of the eastern counties of england but rain number less. brighter in northern ireland. more cloud for large parts of scotland. rain to be had in the north and the west and towards the northern ireland as well, where it will be breezy. things will improve in the south—west of england. the rain fragments into the latter part of the morning. still a few showers but they will be fewer and further between. the eastern side of england, it begins to ease away. we will see showers developing. sunshine and showers into the afternoon but lengthy spells of sunshine for many, especially out towards the west. things quieten down through monday evening and overnight as this ridge of high pressure built in. we are looking
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towards the west for this next spell of wind and rain to move in. before it does it will be a chilly start but a bright start on tuesday. then we see the clouds and the rain moving into northern ireland. things are going downhill here and the wet and windy weather makes it across the irish scene the afternoon. through the evening, it looks like the rain will cross pretty much all parts. we will all see some rain on tuesday. but it is on the move, heading towards the neocons on. by the middle of the week it is out of the middle of the week it is out of the way but we stay on saddle. temperature is doing well, 12 to 14 for cardiff and london. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: the chancellor, phillip hammond, has dismissed as "reckless" calls for him to increase spending in his first budget on wednesday. we are spending over £50 billion a yearjust on paying the interest on our debt.
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that is more than we spend on defence and overseas aid together. the white house demands that congress investigate whether barack 0bama ordered wire—taps on president trump before last year's election. a former director of national intelligence denies the claims. there was no such wiretap activity amounted against the president—elect at the time as a candidate or against his campaign. francois fillon aims to rescue his bid for the french presidency at a rally paris. he admitted to misjudgements in dealing with allegations of corruption. the iraqi army says it's close to recapturing the main government building in western mosul from the so—called islamic state. this from the so—called islamic state. week the author, jacobson. this week the author, howard
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jacobson. master of some serious but hilarious writing in his newspaper columns and the fairy tale inspired by donald trump. now on bbc news, sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday with me will perry. the headlines this evening: seven medals for great britain on day three of the european indoor athletics championships including another gold for laura muir. tottenham and manchester city both win to keep the pressure on chelsea at the top of the premier league. and, england are chasing 226 in antigua as we speak to win the one day series against the west indies. it has been a really good day for
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great britain at the european indoor athletics. laura muir has become only the second briton to win two individual events at a european indoor championships after adding gold in the 3,000 metres to the 1500 metres title she took yesterday. she stormed to victory in belgrade in a championship record time ahead of turkey's yasemin can and compatriot eilish mccolgan. muir's achievements matched those of colin jackson set in paris 23 years ago, before she was even born. i didn't know what it was going to be today, i tried to hang in there. i was so tired but i was glad to be able to come in and do that today. did it go to plan? i thought it was in the turks interest to take it out. she is more of an endurance athlete.
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that went on. use my speed at the end i managed to cross the line in first place. asha philip pulled off surprise breaking the british record on her way to winning the 60 metres. it's her first individual medal at major senior championships. i am so happy. i wasn't doubting myself, i knew i had it in me, and the confidence just run it through the race. but every time i got on the start line, a false start was happening. i thought i had picked up a niggle, but i didn't, it was in my head. and i thought, i willjust go out and do my best. that is what i did, and i am so happy. lorraine ugen broke the british record to take the silver in the long jump. her second attempt of 6.97 metres was enough to secure the best result of her career. great britain has also won a silver today.
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shelayna 0skan—clarke in the 800 metres. she was narrowly beaten in a photo finish by switzerland's selina buchel who was 100th of a second quicker. and robbie grabarz says he's over the moon with a silver medal in the high jump just six weeks after having an emergency operation to remove his appendix. the 400 meter relay also picked up a silver medal. they tried to lead from the start but were caught by the eventual winners, poland in the third leg. harry kane scored twice for tottenhamin their 3—2 win over everton to close the gap on leaders chelsea to seven points as adam wild reports. at white hart lane, two of the premier league's most inform strikers. calculating the goal—scoring achievement of harry kane and romelu lukaku this season, isn't easy. though it didn't stop some from trying. but there was another to add. kane's recent racket, almost as impressive as the handshake that followed.
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plenty for everton to discuss at half—time. most pressing, how to stop harry kane. they did have a plan, gifting him this kind of chance, wasn't it. harry kane was too good, spurs, 2—0. easy to forget at times, but everton did have their own prolific striker. not many chances for romelu lukaku, but one was enough to give the travelling fans some hope. but that was momentarily nudged to one side by dele alli. even a late goal never really looked like being enough. a club record nine premier league wins in a row for spurs. harry kane and dele alli proving a winning combination. it is another fantastic achievement for that group. we feel very proud about that, to break the home record. it has made history, started to make history with that group, the young players.
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it is only the start of the good things that is coming in the future. in the second premier league game today manchester city moved to within a point of tottenham and eight of chelsea. pep guadiola's side 2—0 winners at sunderland, who stay rooted to the bottom of the table. hannah lupton watched this one. sometimes a pep talk goes a long way. but with david moyes‘ sunderland, propping up the premier league, they need more than words. jermain defoe's scored eight times against manchester city and came within a whisker of his ninth, as sunderland limited them in the first half. the danger is, if you don't take your chances against pep guardiola's side, they can do this... carved up just before the break, sergio aguero,1—0. his 23rd of the season. give david silva freedom, there can be trouble. here, it ended with manchester city's second. sane's pace proving too
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much for sunderland and some of their fans. defoe did manage to find the back of the net, but found the offside flag raised and a glimmer of hope dashed. city could have had a third butjordan pickford put a stop to that. four straight league wins for city, but it doesn't mean you escape a talking to from pep. we expected how aggressive sunderland would play. after we controlled the game, we we re after we controlled the game, we were lucky. had a very good first goal, but go to half—time with 1—0, it is different to draw and losing and in the second half we played
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really good. it will be an old firm derby in the semi—final of the scottish cup after celtic thrashed st mirren 4—1 in the last 8 with aberdeen drawn away at hibs after their 1—0 victory over partick thistle. nick parrort watched the action at celtic park. an impeccable tribute marked the passing of celtic legend, tommy gemmell. the examples he set have proved tough to follow and initially, those players did not look like players on a 33 match unbeaten run. they fell behind despite st mirren being 40—1. harry davis was keen to upset them. after putting the visitors ahead, the defender was as resolute at the back. but you would need a miracle to hold off a team of celtic‘s quality and saints couldn't work one. just before the half—hour mark, their resilience was broken. lustig levelled. 73 seconds later, the match swung in the opposite direction as scott sinclair showed the class between the two sides.
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the englishman set up moussa dembele. griffiths rounded it off as celtic continued their march towards the treble. the west indies have set england's cricketers a target of 226 to win the 2nd one day international in antigua. a win would seal the three match series for eoin morgan's side. patrick geary reports. tips for tourists in antigua. stay in the shade, dress appropriately, take early wickets. england got a couple, steven finn's 99th and 100th of his international career. the ball was swinging, the ball wasn't. batting was a challenge. jason mohammad took chances, but played the odds more impressively. his 50 saved west indies from surrender. when he went, no one adequately replaced him. west indies founding and had a plan for everything. this catch, a two man job and another step
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and it would have been six. england steadied and appeared to be cruising to their total while jason roy was at the crease. his dismissal started the crumble. the middle order disintegrated and for england, the simple became difficult. they need 226 to win in antigua. in rugby union's aviva premiership, worcester warriors moved seven points clear of relegation rivals bristol after a 41—24 win at sixways. worcester went over for their first try in the opening minute of the match and went on to score five more securing the bonus point before the break. bristol mustered three tries of their own but their chances of survival are slowly slipping away as they remain bottom of the table. elsewehre england number eight billy vunipola returned from injury as saracens secured a 35—27 bonus—point win at newcastle. vunipola could now feature in the rest of england's six nations
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campaign after playing 72 minutes at kingston park. after last night's emphatic victory over david haye in london, tony bellew has revealed he broke during the bout. tony bellew has revealed he broke his hand during the bout. the much—hyped british heavyweight showdown at the 02 ended with both fighters injured and considering their futures in boxing. our correspondent andy swiss reports. for the man who was once in a rocky movie, it really was a hollywood ending. few had tipped tony bellew and soon it was the heavier david haye packing a punch. but then a twist, in the sixth round, haye stumbled, injuring his ankle. he could hardly move and bellew sensed his chance and haye was down. but not yet out.


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