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during the campaign. her political opponents have accused her of " running sca red". mr speaker, if she's so proud of how a record, why won't she debate it. prince william has been speaking out about his mother's death, saying the shock of losing her is still with him 20 years on. and police say they want to speak to arthur collins, the boyfriend of the tv personality ferne mccann, about a suspected acid attack at a nightclub in east london. in a moment it'll be time for sportsday, but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. as we've been hearing, theresa may won't take part in a tv leaders debate during the general election. we'll be speaking to party aides on whether that decision might backfire. george osborne is standing down as an mp. we'll hear why in an interview he's done with us. and we'll find out what's on the front pages of tomorrow's newspapers in the papers, tonight with our guests
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alison little, who's deputy political editor at the daily express, and lucy fisher, senior political correspondent at the times. that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday with me, hugh ferris. the headlines tonight: sam warburton is picked to lead his pack of lions to face the mighty all blacks. andy murray back from a wrist injury and winning again. he's through to the third round of the monte carlo masters in his first match in a month. and could 1000—1 outsider rory mcleod dump trump out of the world snooker championship? the pre—tournament favourite is just a frame away from a shock defeat. hello again.
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the british and irish lions squad for the tour to new zealand has been selected. sam warburton will lead them this summer as both he and coach warren gatland try to emulate their success from four years ago. the squad is bigger that the tour to australia, and it might have to be better, too, with the mighty all blacks lying in wait. our sports correspondent katie gornall was at the squad announcement in london. warren gatland said he only finalise the squad last night, and there were lively debates over the selection, but today he announced the 41 players he will take on tour. as predicted, the majority were english, 16, although not perhaps some of the names you might have expected. no room for dylan hartley despite the fact that he has led england to their second successive six nations title. prop kyle sinclairand six nations title. prop kyle sinclair and centre ben keogh are
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included despite the fact that they have only played one test for england. 12 welsh players, even though they had an underwhelming six nations, but only two scots, even though scotland finished joint second in the six nations, so there is sure to be some debate around the composition of this lions squad. they will be led by sam warburton, who becomes only the second man to lead successive lions tours, and today he said he had every confidence in his team—mates. if someone had to ask me to pick the squad, i would have found it extremely difficult — the quality of players to pick from this year round is incredible. so an immensely strong squad — every one of those guys there is a top—class player, so it gives myself as captain a massive amount of confidence going over to new zealand with that squad. warburton is currently out injured, but is expected to be fit in time for the tour, and he will need to be at his best, because the challenge
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doesn't come much greater than playing new zealand on their home turf. so 41 players in total face that challenge. let's talk to our rugby union reporter chrisjones. a lot of names, so let's split it up. forwards first. more surprises up front? yes, ross moriarty the welshman has come from nowhere to take his place in the party, included as one of the back row. lots of strength across the back row with the likes of billy vunipola, cj stander, peter o'mahony. the second row was an area of fiesta bait. it has strength, of course it does, with courtney lawes. but no joe launchbury, but nojoe launchbury, exceptionally unlucky given his form for england, on the front row, the big headline, no dylan hartley, he has led england
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to back—to—back six nations titles, but no room for him. jamie george, rory best and ken owens three hookers. here is the lions coach on those men unlucky to miss out. dylan has been unlucky. there is a lot of discussion aboutjoe has been unlucky. there is a lot of discussion about joe launchbury, others who have been left out, but at the end of the day, selection is just a matter of opinion, and you might slightly disagree, but that is what makes it interesting. to get the impression that the lions will have to score a lot of points to beat new zealand in the summer. how good do the backs look? he has gone for six centres, jonathan joseph is m, for six centres, jonathan joseph is in, and that will please many lions fans, because they will have to score points against new zealand. this will not be like the wallabies
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four years ago, they will need 25 or 30 points to beat the all blacks. there is certainly firepower in the black free, —— the back three with stuart hogg and tommy seymour. he has perhaps gone with power with the likes of ben t o has perhaps gone with power with the likes of ben t 0 rather than guile. johnny sexton and owen farrell competing for the number ten position, but dan biggar won't give up position, but dan biggar won't give up those jerseys without a fight. the big challenge for warren gatland is to try to tie this and come up with a game plan to beat new zealand in their own backyard, which could be incredibly difficult. it is going to be tricky to keep you brief, but i ask you to be brief. the difficulty gatland had choosing the squad is a measure of the quality, but will a be good enough?m squad is a measure of the quality, but will a be good enough? it is ha rd to but will a be good enough? it is hard to say they will be, and that
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isn't a slight on the lions, it is more the fact that they are trying to in this modern age put together four nations and get them to play a style to beat a team like new zealand in their own backyard, it is nigh on impossible. they are going to try to take the all blacks on physically in terms of the set piece, the collisions, that is where warren gatland feels this tour will be won or lost. i think he has an idea in mind of how to beat new zealand, but whether the lions will be able to pull that off is an entirely different question. a p pa re ntly entirely different question. apparently they will do some choir practice as well! that's a discussion for another day! thank you very much indeed. andy murray has made a winning return to competitive after a month out with an elbow injury, beating gilles muller at the monte carlo masters. he was broken in the opening set, but came back to win 7—5. murray had
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to recover from another early break in the second set to wrap up victory 7-5 in the second set to wrap up victory 7—5 in that one in just under two hours. british number three kyle edmund is out, though, although fourth seed rafael nadal didn't have things his own way in their second round match. nadal took the first set 6—love before edmund fought back to claim the second 7—5. nadal is aiming for his tenth monte carlo title. he went on to claim the decider 6—3. he'll play alexander zverev in the next round serena williams has appeared to announce she's pregnant on social media. this is a post from the last hour or so. featuring serena plus what looks to bea bump, featuring serena plus what looks to be a bump, featuring the caption, 20 weeks. if it is indeed confirmed, that would mean she was pregnant when she won her 23rd grand slam title at the australian open in
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january. the american announced her engagement to reddit co—founder alexis ohanian in december. harry redknapp says he won't be paid by his new club birmingham city if they are relegated. the former totte n ha m they are relegated. the former tottenham boss has three matches to keep the championship, insisting they only need four points to do it. he starts with a huge match against rivals aston villa on sunday. he starts with a huge match against rivals aston villa on sundaym he starts with a huge match against rivals aston villa on sunday. it is a tough game to start with. when it isa a tough game to start with. when it is a local derby, it will be a great atmosphere, and i'm sure the players will be up for that one. but it will bea will be up for that one. but it will be a difficult game. i'm sure steve will do good job in the long—term villa, but this is another club that should be pushing to get into the premier league, in my opinion. bournemouth midfielderjack wilshere who's on loan from arsenal will not play again this season after breaking his leg. wilshere was injured in saturday's defeat against tottenham during a challenge with harry kane. scans have revealed a hairline crack in his left fibula. now, they've done it before,
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and barcelona reckon they can do it again. the spanish side need another miracle comeback to make it through to the semifinals of the champions league. they trailjuventus 3—0 after the first leg of their last eight tie. but in the last round came back from four down to go through. they meet at the camp nou tonight. while monaco lead borussia dortmund 3—2 ahead of their second leg tonight. lyon and besiktas have both been given suspended bans and fined around £85,000 by uefa for the crowd disturbances that delayed their europa league quarterfinal first leg in france last week. lyon supporters spilled out on to the pitch after being hit by projectiles thrown from the tier above by away fans. five police officers were injured in the violence, which included battles outside the stadium too. both clubs will be banned from the next european competition they qualify for, but only if they transgress again in the next two years. ahead of their second leg against anderlecht
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in the europa league, manchester united forward anthony martial is the latest player to be in the cross hairs of his managerjose mourinho. henrikh mkitharyan, luke shaw and bastian schweinsteiger have all been on the end of some very public man management from their boss. and now it's the frenchman's turn. the players also have to come in my direction, and that's the point. do i think anthony is a player with great potential? yes, i think. i think anthony is a player with great potential? yes, ithink. do i think anthony is a player with great potential? yes, i think. do i think he can play successfully for me, yes, ithink. but he think he can play successfully for me, yes, i think. but he needs to give me things that i like very much. tournament favourite judd trump is just a frame away from a first—round world championship exit to world number 5a rory mcleod. a 1000—1 outsider. trump resumed 5—4 behind after surrendering a 4—0 lead and seemed hindered by a shoulder problem, missing a series of simple chances.
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but he managed to fight back to 6—6, before mcleod pulled away into a 9—7 lead when the match had to be stopped prior to the afternoon session. the pair will play to a finish later with the first to ten heading into the second round. graeme dott has beaten ali carter by ten frames to seven. carter, who is twice a runner up here, fought back to trail byjust one frame, but the 2006 champion was able to make some crucial long pots in the 17th frame to secure his place in the second round. neil robertson, who won the title here seven years ago, had a much more straightforward session against noppon saengkham of thailand. he leads 8—1 and needs just two more frames to secure his place in the second round. that match concludes tomorrow lunchtime. the evening session gets under way at the crucible at seven o'clock on at the crucible at seven o'clock on a plenty of coverage on the bbc, and also on the red button as things get
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under way and all the bbc sport website. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport here on bbc news throughout the evening. you are watching bbc news. network rail says it expects major disruption to services in and out of london's euston station until eight o'clock tonight. it comes after a fire broke out near the track at south hampstead, damaging signalling equipment. our transport correspondent, richard westcott, is at euston station. this has been going on for much of late afternoon into rush—hour. what an awful time for this to happen. absolutely. you can probably see the crowds of people behind me, they have been here for a couple of hours. we have had thousands of people turning up, no one knows what's going on, very few people have heard the news in advance, that is why they are turning up, and they are met by closed doors. how often do you see a huge station like euston completely shut? then
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eve ryo ne euston completely shut? then everyone is milling about wondering what to do next, making phone calls, trying to get people perhaps to drive to pick them up, looking for alternative routes. there have been staff on hand handing out leaflets, i have one in my hand now. this is a virgin trains leaflet, they do trains going up to birmingham, manchester and scotland as well, so they are trying to lay on some alternative routes, because they know some people have a long way to get home tonight. this is one of the busiest stations in the country. it was all down to a fire, and we have some pictures for you. it was beside the track and it knocked out a power line. if you don't have power, you don't have signals, and there is no way to move trains around safely if you don't have signals, that is why they have had to stop a lot. network rail engineers are working on it now, i'm told they have to replace about 100 metres of powerful electrical cable, that is not an easy task. you then have to check it
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all to make sure it is safe before you run power through it again. they will work through the night and they are hoping to get the station open for the morning. they don't think it is going to be tonight now, so if you are travelling around here, i wouldn't bother. they hope to get it back up and running for the morning, they say they will work through the night to make that happen. richard westcott, thanks for that. the headlines bbc news. mps have voted overwhelmingly in support of a snap general election on june the overwhelmingly in support of a snap general election onjune the 8th with a majority of more than 500. the prime minister says she won't be taking part in any tv debates during the campaign, drawing criticism from opponents including the labour leaderjeremy corbyn. former chancellor george osborne won't seek re—election as an mp to concentrate on his newjob as a newspaper editor. and here is an


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