start to the day. not much changes through the course of the day. variable amounts of cloud through northern areas. a nice day in the south—east, in london getting up to 16. might reach 1a in belfast. one thing i want to point out, monday night and through tuesday, we fall so night and through tuesday, we fall so got some pretty windy weather heading our way into scotland. it bit of a split as far as the weather goes between the north and the south. on scotland, very blustery weather. gale force for a time. in the south quite variable amounts of cloud and still around 1a degrees. the winds die away on wednesday and for most of us these south—westerly ‘s. and that is it, i have come to the end of my weather report. have a great evening, goodbye. hello.
this is bbc news. the headlines. the brexit secretary tells mps to ditch changes to the bill, which will allow the government to start the formal brexit process. turkey's president erdogan has warned the netherlands it will "pay the price" for expelling a turkish government minister. dutch riot police used water cannon to break up a large protest outside the turkish consulate in rotterdam. the iraqi military has reportedly cut the last road leading out of the pa rt cut the last road leading out of the part of the city of mosul that it still held —— that was still held by islamic state militants. a landslide at a rubbish dump in ethiopia has killed at least 48 people and dozens more are missing. and — coming up in a moment.. the latest in the king kong
franchise. find out about the cinema releases in the film review. now, the sport. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm jessica creighton. coming up for you tonight. spurs storm into the semi—finals of the fa cup, thrashing millwall 6—0. leicester city appoint craig shakespere as manager until the end of the season, after impressing as caretaker boss. liverpool take a step closer to champions league qualification with a 2—1win over burnley. lots to bring you this evening, but let's start with football, where tottenham have cruised
into the semi—finals of the fa cup, after beating millwall. son hueng min scored a hat—trick to help spurs to a 6—0 victory, asjoe lynskey reports. this is the start of white hart lane's final chapter. tottenham are a club moving on with hopes of scaling greater heights. the last cup match here had the look of a banana skin and millwall had early encouragement in seeing harry kane forced off injured. that is a sad sight for tottenham fans. but spurs have the squad depth to challenge on all fronts and in harry kane's place on came christian eriksen. great finish. you would struggle to call it half a chance but boy did he take it. with that quality in reserve, this already looked daunting for millwall. the side on a 17—match unbeaten run. there are some goals even confidence cannot prevent. take christian eriksen's goal and
raise you. that would be the start of a special day for son hueng min. the south korean was proving he scores every type of goal and with tottenham in full flow, it was a case of keeping tally, with dele alli tapping in with their fourth goal. it has been a dominant display from totte n ha m. but spurs‘ fifth would prove extra special. sometimes the simplest goals take on personal significance. vincent janssen scoring from open play for the first time for tottenham hotspur. you can see what it means to him. relief for vincent janssen, but a day for the millwall keeper tom king to forget. for son hueng min, a day to savour, his hat—trick putting the lions to the sword. spurs‘ new home will need decorating and silverware is in sight. thejob is done.
it was important for us to play well and score goals and show we are set to go to wembley. we are very pleased and happy. now we need to prepare this week for the premier league game against southampton, but very pleased, very happy, the performance was fantastic. the boys are not down, we are disappointed because we were beaten 6-0 disappointed because we were beaten 6—0 by spurs but they scored really good goals against us today. the first was really good goals and i said to the boys that is the quality you are playing against and it is a god—given talent they've got that they work every day to be better. leicester city have confirmed caretaker manager craig shakespeare will be in charge until the end of the season. the premier league champions sacked claudio ranieri a fortnight ago when they were 17th in the table. since then shakespeare has led them to wins over liverpool and hull city. liverpool have strengthened their grip on fourth place in the premier league,
with a hard —fought 2—1win over burnley. liverpool were far from their best, but the victory brings them a step closer to qualifying for the champions league next season, as drew savage reports. annex act and anfield crowd hoping liverpool will take advantage. no room for slip—ups. burnley do not travel well but ashley barnes can certainly finish. the quality of the through ball matched only by the size of ashley barnes smile. burnley seconds away from going in a goal up at half—time when giorgio wijnaldum pounced. it was hard to see where any more were coming from when emre can spotted a gap. not many can beat tom heaton from 30 yards. relief for liverpool. burnley have earned two
points from away games this season in the premier league and it would stay that way despite the best effort of matlab. —— lowton. it is important because in the past we have lost matches and today be won the game and we know it was not oui’ won the game and we know it was not our best game but at this stage you have to win the games. was it all about winning today? it was all about winning today? it was all about winning today? it was all about winning and to get three points. i thought overall we gave a good account of ourselves. it is not easy to come here. they have only been beaten here once this season. a sublime goal, the quality of the first goal was fantastic. a soft one before half—time. getting lucky, it
landed perfectly for him. the second we we re landed perfectly for him. the second we were disappointed in but a lot of the game we gave a strong account of ourselves. the away form, the mentality has been good. celtic are now just six points away from winning the scottish premiership title after a 1—1 draw with rivals rangers. a late clint hill equaliser for rangers denied celtic a 23rd consecutive league win, but they are 15 points ahead of second place aberdeen. the way rangers celebrated, you would have thought they had won at celtic park. on their last visit, they were sent packing after losing
5-1. things have changed since, with portuguese pedro caixinha appointed manager yesterday. the players were keen to impress, with martyn waghorn coming close to opening the scoring. but it was the home side who struck first, thanks to stuart armstrong. despite going ahead, celtic never looked co mforta ble. at times, craig gordon kept them in it. they might have found it easier had jason holt been punished for this. he was substituted soon after. rangers' intensity remained, though, and their perseverance paid off
when clint hill found himself in the right place at the right time. he then found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. but referee bobby madden did not see it that way. it might only have been a draw but forcing celtic to drop points for only the second time this season felt like a victory. nick parrott, bbc news. tennis now, and briton johanna konta is under way. that is at
indian wells, and she is currently leading 4—2 in the first set. meanwhile, in the second round of the men's singles, dan evans is playing kei nishikori and it is for— three to nishikori. kyle edmund faces three to nishikori. kyle edmund fa ces n ova k three to nishikori. kyle edmund faces novak djokovic later. andy murray made
a shock exit yesterday. murray lost to canadian, vasek pospisil in the second round, in straight sets 6—4, 7—6. despite winning the dubai championship earlier this month, murray was far from his best. it's not all over for murray though, he'll now concentrate on the doubles competition alongside his playing partner evans. todayit today it was not so much these serve volley, it was my own serve. rather than not getting enough opportunities when he was serving. soi opportunities when he was serving. so i think that was more the problem. let's bring you up to date with today's rugby league action. two matches in super league this afternoon. top of the table castleford thrashed widnes 34—nil, that's their fourth win in a row. and a last—minute conversion gave wakefield a 2a—22 point win victory over salford. the new zealand head coach steve hansen has told the bbc that eddie jones has instilled a work ethic
into england's rugby union team that wasn't there before. a win over ireland next saturday in the six nations would seejones‘ side set a new world record of consecutive test wins — overtaking new zealand's achievement of 17. it would also see them win back—to—back grand slams. eddie has come in and instilled a wa nt eddie has come in and instilled a want and desire that probably has not been there before and a commitment to each other and we a lwa ys commitment to each other and we always felt england had plenty of talent but they have not always wa nted talent but they have not always wanted to work hard but they seem to be doing that now. funnily enough the harder the work the ball results you get. putting a run together that is pretty impressive. france claimed their second win of this year's women's six nations, beating italy 28 points to five in parma. they ran in four first—half tries to earn the bonus point win — and condemn bottom of the table italy to a fourth straight defeat in this year's competition. england or ireland will to title.
the top two play each other this friday — st patrick's day — in dublin. exeter chiefs will face leicester tigers in the anglo—welsh final, after a hard fought 24—7 win over harlequins. it's the third consecutive year that the chiefs have reached the final. they scored four tries — two inside the opening 15 minutes of the game. winger max bodilly grabbing the second. the final will take place next sunday at the twickenham stoop. marco fu leadsjudd trump 5—4 going into the final session of the players championship in llandudno. trump was trailing by five frames to two, but two century breaks, including this one of 136 — the highest of the tournament — has moved him within a frame of fu at the end of the afternoon session. it is the first to get to ten. great britain's adam yates has pulled out of the tirreno—adriatico cycle race, retiring on stage five due to sickness, despite having started the day in second position. yates had begun the stage just 33 seconds behind colombia's nairo quintana
in the overall standings, but abandoned the race with about 45 miles to go. stage five was won by the world champion, slovakia's peter sagan, with welsh rider geraint thomas behind him in fourth — the team sky man moves up to sixth overall. he's a minute and 23 seconds behind quintana, elise christie has become a triple world speed skating champion. yesterday she became the first british woman to win a world title when she took gold in the 1500m. today she added a gold in the 1000m, bronze in the 3000m and claimed the overall title. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport on the bbc news channel throughout the evening. next though, it's the film review. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news.