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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11 o'clock. a third world cup for south africa — beating england in the final, the victory injapan sparks wild celebrations from sprinbok fans across the globe. amazing, amazing, amazing! what a game. this is the biggest world cup in the world! the first springboks team captained by a black player, nelson mandela's grandson told the bbc this victory is a symbol of unity and change since the end of apartheid.
this demonstrates that the rainbow nation is alive and it is real and it can be even better. the government halts fracking for gas in england until there's evidence the controversial process is safe. high winds and rain sweep across southern england and wales — with one woman killed after her car was struck by a falling tree in dorset. and at 11.30pm, we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers, with martin lipton, chief sports reporter at the sun, and bonnie greer, playwright, author and columnist for the new european newspaper. good evening. south africa have ended england's dream of lifting the rugby world cup,
with an overwhelming victory in the final injapan. the springboks delivered a ruthlessly effective performance to run out winners 32—12. the result came as a bitter disappointment to england fans, whose team were favourites following their impressive victory over new zealand in the semifinals. but south africans are hailing the triumph as a defining moment for a sport that's come to represent huge change in their nation. rupert wingfield hayes reports on the reaction in south africa, in england — and at the match in yokohama. as the final whistle blew in yokohama, half a world away injohannesburg, the streets erupted in celebration. the people of the rainbow nation dancing and singing together. for south african fans who had made the long trip to japan, it was also a moment of pure ecstasy. how does it feel? amazing!
yeah! did you come herejust for this? yes! we love it and we love the people also. amazing! huge disappointment here for england tonight but what a night for south africa and what a night forjapan which has hosted this amazing world cup and now has thousands of new rugby fans. these young japanese fans looked almost as excited as their new south african friends. before the world cup, they told me they had never watched a rugby match. why do you like south africa? because they have an amazing team, that is why we love them. in yokohama and back in england, the faces of the fans said it all. the nation's rugby team had come so close, even defeating
the mighty all blacks but today they were systematically beaten. from the start we didn't look like we were going to win it. i am absolutely gutted. south africa played really well. i was disappointed that england didn't win. but tonight has been a huge victory for rugby. the japanese people have welcomed the rugby world with open arms, many new friendships and new rugby fans made. the springboks' triumph was met with huge celebrations in south africa. when it won the rugby world cup for the first time in 1995 — the country only had one black player in the team. today, all the rainbow nation are sharing in the victory — as andrew harding reports from johannesburg. the final whistle, and across south africa, the sense of a nation coming together, celebrating more than just a rugby match.
it means unity, it means unity to south africa. we have been needing this. so it wasjust an amazing atmosphere. really the peoples enjoying it, everybody together, south africa as one nation. this is actually something positive that we can actually celebrate as a country, and yeah, well done to the boks. after years of slow racial transformation, south africa finally has a rainbow team. this is what we can do as a team when we decide on one goal and one dream and we give it our best, so thank you very much. cheering it is 2a years since nelson mandela celebrated south africa's first rugby world cup victory, but that team was overwhelmingly white. today, captain siya kolisi has become a new symbol of hope and progress in a country still facing huge challenges. for years, the news from south africa has been relentlessly bad — corruption, inequality, a country losing its way.
does today change that? of course not, but this victory is a reminder of the bigger picture of how much has changed here since the days of racial apartheid. this is, after all, a vibrant, young democracy with a world—beating rugby team. andrew harding, bbc news, johannesburg. of course, the game was being watched by england fans here. our correspondent chi chi izundu spent the day at harpenden rugby club. harpenden rugby club, a once upon a time base to train some of those playing in today's match. the clubhouse feeling every twist and turn of the match, but a muted round of applause at the result. four out of the 31 england players have honed their skills here at this rugby club, including captain owen farrell, but, the fans here have packed it out, hoping that today's match
would end in celebration. it hasn't. nonetheless, they have nothing but pride for england's efforts. i thought we played really well, they were a really hard team. yeah, we were really disappointed all around. we lost some of the big moments. they overpowered us a bit. they let us play our normal game, it was a fantastic turnout for the club. we had big expectations, and it just didn't work our way today, unfortunately. george tutt has been part of this club for 3h years. born in south africa, he says that the win will impact communities there. it will do wonders over in south africa. actually, even pre—match, if you saw all the dancing in the shopping malls and all of the fun that they have had over there, well, you've got to give it to them. they've got the enthusiasm, and they have got the nation behind them, and they won. and even with a loss, these young men who went to school with some of the england players say pride is all they are feeling now. we are mostly proud.
this is such a big rugby school, so every part of the school is all about rugby, really. the kids around here, they really see, you know, the players, they see those players and they think, you know, what can i be in ten years time? regardless, celebrations for the players from this club. # swing low... earlier i spoke to sports journalist huw richards — he explained what he saw as the flaws in england's strategy. it's always easy, i suppose, when your side has lost to look for what went wrong. it was always known that south africa were going to be very tough to play against. we saw what they did against wales last week when, in fact, they had a much longer struggle to win, but you could see what they were capable of. i don't think there's any sense of england choking or anything like that.
there is a possible argument that they played their absolute best last week and, of course, it's worth remembering england, over the last two weekends, have beaten australia and new zealand, which is a fairly extraordinary achievement. to come through that and beat south africa as well, a sort of southern triple crown, really would have been fairly extraordinary achievement. yeah, a lot of people saying that the final really took place in the match between new zealand. very quickly before we leave you — wales, how do you think they did in the tournament? it's the first time ever that i actually thought wales might win the world cup. this is now nine world cups. it's the first time ever... it's the third semifinal, but i think it was the first time they've gone into a semifinal, and you thought they really might go all the way through. in the end, what they couldn't do was cope with the power and focus of the south africans but that, of course, i think is the story of the world cup as a whole this time round. it was back in 1995 when south africa first won — and nelson mandela was there to present the trophy. later we will bring you the reaction
to the country's win from nelson mandela's grandson. stay with us for that. the government has suspended fracking in england he for the forseeable future. the ban comes after a technical report said it was not possible to predict the probability or seriousness of earth tremors caused by extracting shale gas from the ground. labour, the liberal democrats and the green party have all called for a permanent ban. our business correspondent katie prescott reports. it's farewell to fracking, for now. these campaigners in lancashire couldn't be happier to see the back of it. we're delighted about it, it's what we've been hoping for all the time. we don't trust them, of course. they could change their mind yet. it's good news, obviously. it's good news for the whole country, but in particular here, where people have put up with this for the best part of three years now. all this stuff going on for no apparent gain.
so, three years, all that money pumped in, all that effort, and they've produced next to nothing. the process of extracting shale gas is one of the most controversial of our time. using pressurised water and chemicals to break up rock causes minor earthquakes. today, the oil and gas regulator says the impact on these communities is unacceptable, which means companies must stop the operations. in the past borisjohnson has called fracking "glorious news for humanity". but the government says it has changed its mind. there is no doubt that extracting more natural gas in the united kingdom would be very attractive but we've always been clear, we can only do that if it can be done safely. we will follow the science, so in future, should the ability to be certain about seismic events and so on, we will look at it again. the government had hoped sites like these would transform our energy policy. creating home—grown sources of power that would reduce our gas imports.
fracking's industry body says... but the green party says fracking is a fantasy and want to see a permanent ban. labour say they fear the government's stance could be an election ploy. i think it sounds like fracking would come back on the 13th of december if they were elected back into office. we are quite clear, we will end fracking. the big question now is whether the industry will be willing to invest any more money here, in the hope that the science will one day find in their favour and the regulation could change. katie prescott, bbc news. the liberal democrats have formally complained to itv about its head—to—head election debate between borisjohnson and jeremy corbyn. the party says voters deserve
to hearfrom a remainer — notjust two men who want to deliver brexit. itv has said it will hold a multi—party debate before december‘s election. labour has unveiled a plan to make all new—build homes "zero carbon" within three years if it wins the election. it says it would introduce "tough" new building standards, with improved insulation, solar panels and alternatives to fossil fuel heating systems. meanwhile, scotland's first minister nicola sturgeon has said the general election is a "crossroads moment" for scotland. addressing a rally in glasgow, ms sturgeon said independence was "within touching distance". the much better alternative for our country is to take our future into our hands and to become an independent country. a country that invests in our people, that invests in our public services, that invests in lifting
children out of poverty, not in a hard brexit, not in trident weapons of mass destruction on the river clyde. the government is facing pressure to release a report assessing the threat posed by russia to britain's democratic process. it's been produced by parliament's intelligence and security committee, whose chairman says the findings are relevant to voters in the coming general election. our security correspondent, gordon corera explains the background to this is plenty of evidence has been produced that russia interfered in american politics, particularly the 2016 election but there has always been this question about whether it interfered in british politics, particularly the brexit referendum and this intelligence and security committee report was designed to answer that question. it completed its work in march and went through a security clearance process to check before
it was published, there was nothing sensitive on it. that concluded last month and it has been sitting in downing street awaiting release. the crucial thing that has led to the row is if it is not released by tuesday we will not see it the side of the election because parliament will rise. ministers have said the delay is entirely normal but today, the chair of the committee, dominic grieve, has had back hard saying that the claims this is a normal process are "lies" and he said it is important people get to see this ahead of going to vote so we will find out in the next few days if they do. a woman in her 60s has been killed after her car was struck by a falling tree in dorset. high winds of up to 100 mph and heavy rain have brought down trees onto roads and railway lines. the bad weather has battered large parts of southern england and wales. the headlines on bbc news:
south africa have won the rugby world cup final after convincingly beating england 32—12 at yokohama injapan. the government halts fracking for gas in england until there is evidence the controversial process is safe. sport and for a full round up from the bbc sport centre, here's holly hamilton. good evening. we start with the rugby world cup and eddiejones says he can't explain why england lost in the final to south africa. the springboks put in a dominant performance in yokohama. remember, england went into the game as favourites, but they just couldn't get their game going on the day. south africa really stepped things up in the second half and scored a couple of brilliant tries to secure a record equalling third world cup title. south africa, we just want to thank
you, the people, the support, we have given everything today, and we know all the messages, thank you so much south africa. this is what we can do as a team when we decide on a one goal, and we give it our best shot. thank you so much! cheering we started talking about pressure. in south africa that is not having a job. it is one of your close relatives being murdered. in south africa we have a lot of by —— in south africa we have a lot of rugby —— make a lot of problems that great pressure. rugby should not be something that creates pressure but hope. celebrations for the springboks but for england, it's their third defeat in the rugby world cup final. their performance though has been much better than in 2015 when they went out at the pool stage. and head coach eddiejones has a clear plan of how they'll spend the next couple of days. the only thing we're worried about now is having a few beers.
that's the only thing we're worried about. after we have a few beers today, we'll have a few more tomorrow. then probably monday, then maybe we have to pull up stumps. it's been a really dramatic afternoon in the premier league. leaders liverpool were heading for their first defeat of the season at aston villa. they were 1—0 down with just a couple of minutes to play at villa park but andy robertson equalised in the 87th minute before sadio mane headed a brilliant winner from a corner deep into injury time. that keeps them six points clear of manchester city. manchester city also came from behind. they were losing 1—0 at half—time to southampton but kyle walker was their match—winner in the 86th minute. how important could both of those results be in the title race this season? the rest of the day's results are on the bbc sport website and app. celtic are into the scottish league cup final after beating hibs at hampden park. the scottish champions
have won the league cup for the last three seasons and they were 3—1 up at half—time before the captain scott brown got a second—half brace to seal a 5—2 victory — their 30th consecutive domestic cup tie win. they'll face the winners of tomorrow's other semi between rangers and hearts. formula 1 — and lewis hamilton's hopes of securing the world championship in style suffered a minor setback in austin after he qualified only fifth for tomorrow's us grand prix. mercedes' valtteri bottas, who has to win here to stand any chance of taking the title fight to brazil in a fortnight‘s time, secured pole position ahead of ferrari's sebastian vettel. hamilton needs to finish only eighth to be certain of his sixth world title, that will move him within striking range of michael schumacher‘s record. history was made tonight as ireland's katie taylor became a two—weight world champion with a unanimous points victory over christina linardatou.
it was the first time the olympic gold medallist has stepped up to super—lightweight and put on a classy display to add the wbo belt to the five titles she has at lightweight. she also becomes only the third irish fighter to win world titles in two divisions. and it was an emotional farewell for anthony crolla who was contesting his final professional fight. he beat spain's frank urquiaga in front of a home crowd at manchester arena. the former wba lightweight champion did seem overwhelmed at times during the opening rounds, but did enough to score high with the judges. afterwards, he said he "enjoyed the fight but he also knew that's it, i'm past it." that's all the sport for now. let's return to south africa's win over england in the rugby world cup. it's south africa's third win — but back in 1995 — nelson mandela was there to present the trophy to captain, francois pienaar,
after he lead the springboks to their first world cup win. it was an historic moment for the nation — just a year after the end of apartheid. today, 2a years later — siya kolisi — the sprinboks' first black captain — was the man to lift the trophy in another landmark moment for the rainbow nation. and watching from new york, was nelson mandela's grandson — ndaba mandela. i spoke to him a little earlier about how he felt about today's historic win. i mean, that was an absolutely proud moment for me. you know, to see a black man really being able to achieve his dreams, because you know, you can imagine, looking at our history but there are many young people who feel they don't belong and don't feel welcome in that sport, and that we have a captain who has let us to our third victory of the world cup.
ndaba said that sport can unite a nation, and today we heard kolisi talk about, you know, this is what we can achieve if we put our minds together and we work together. that's a huge burden for a sport to take on, isn't it? well, i mean, it is a burden, but if you look at the world that we are living in, there are only two things that can really unite people, and that sports and music. so it is a role that sports must play, you know, to carry out the next generation to give them hope to allow them to dream and to make sure that young people understand that they are the masters of their universe. this is a huge sort of world that sports plays, and that's why sports are so important in society. you know, going back, we have seen so many pictures today, and many of the young today will not understand the significance of that shot of your grandfather with francois pienaar next
to the picture of kolisi lifting that trophy. you know, because back in those days, south africans, black south africans would support any team apart from the springboks, because there was no love for rugby. just explain to us how that journey has transformed from when your grandfather donned the number six. well, you know, my grandfather was very instrumental in making sure that black people supported sports. they didn't support the sport because it was monopolized by white people, and the whites did not actually welcome any black players to partake on the team. and since my grandfather's leadership, he actually went against the grain, right? led the anc government to make sure that they supported the team. and since then, you know, we have had a lot of fights within the rugby union. but it's all been leading up to this moment. so you see, it's another show to the world to say that you can actually believe in your dreams. we can actually work together, different races, different people, coming together.
you know, if they, like our captain said, work together, they can make anything happen. you were very close to madiba, you were certainly with him in the final years of his life. did he other reflect on that moment? well, not really, but i think it's a moment that he was very proud of. of course, he was the first black president, and he was supporting a springboks that had not fully welcomed the new rainbow nation. so i think he is a man that sits today, looks upon us very proudly, smiling, that the dream of the rainbow nation is possible, itjust needs us to work at it. you know, 2a years on, south africa still is a very fractured nation. perhaps it's unfair to assume that it would transform overnight, what sort of work is being done to bring the nation together? what sort of work do you do?
well, i have been running this operation are for the past nine years, and it's all about empowering young people in the rural areas of south africa. we have education, technology, and cultural programmes, and also career guidance. we work with the people who are the most marginalised and the poorest to give an opportunity to learn about computers, technology, agriculture, and guide them as far as their careers are concerned. you can imagine young people growing up on farm areas don't believe they can become a vet or a pilot or a scientist, you know, a natural scientist for that matter. so it's really important work that we do in south africa. yes, 25 years is not really a long time, that's only one generation concerned with the fact that we have been enslaved in apartheid for almost 100 years. so it's going to take some time. 0k, what sort of reaction was there when kolisi was named as captain? i believe most of the black people
were very proud and happy, and i don't think, not all the white people are happy, but you know, given this victory, i think everybody is on the same page today. ok, so how do you think we can take south africa's victory, the springboks' victory today, and use it? what we can do is to show young people, and people in general, not just young people, that actually, you know, when you are black, whether you are white, it doesn't matter. we all have weaknesses we all have strengths, but if we come together, we can eliminate our weaknesses and really make sure that our strengths go to the next level. this demonstrates that the rainbow nation is alive, and it's real, and it can become even better. ok, let's leave the politics to one side. ndaba, your analysis, let's finish up on your analysis of the match.
because that's what people are really excited about. i mean to him it's a great comeback, considering they lost in the pool stages. what did you think of today's match? today's match was absolutely fantastic. i thought our defence was on point. the first half was quite close, it was really more of a kicking contest. but the second half we came out you know, blistering, and i was just really amazed. at first try, they really set it up for the last try, number 1a, coming in there and just killing it, you know? sealing that victory. i mean it was really a proud day. because to consider our matches before that didn't play that well, and for us to be able to rise to the occasion in the final was really a volcanic eruption today. i was really amazed. that was ndaba mandela, grandson of the great medica, speaking to us following the springboks victory in japan.
we may just get we mayjust get an appearance by as well. now the weather. let's find out how it is looking with nick. it was a stormy start to the weekend for some of us with some quite nasty weather conditions for a time across parts of southern england, south wales, the isles of scilly and the channel islands. here is a view from jersey on saturday, where we saw some very angry seas. in terms of wind gusts, well, a very exposed weather station on the isle of wight, 109mph. plymouth, 83mph. dover, nearly 70mph winds. it is still going to be blustery for part two of the weekend for some of us but we are not looking at stormy conditions. quite a brisk wind near this low pressure towards the coast of south—west england and indeed
northern scotland, where saturday was quite windy. but actually, sunday begins, where winds have been light overnight, parts of northern ireland, north—west england, north wales, into the midlands, we will have some clear spells and there could be a few fog patches to start the day. an area of showers working across eastern england first thing. a lot of cloud in northern england with some outbreaks of rain and through northern and eastern parts of scotland as well, but for south—west scotland, northern ireland, wales, the midlands, east anglia and parts of southern england, there will be some drier, sunnier weather in places. these are average wind speeds. winds will start to strengthen later around the coast of south—west england as the next area of rain starts to move in. temperatures topping out mostly in the range of 10—14 celsius. 0n through sunday night and into monday morning, low pressure has another go at us with this next spell of rain pushing northwards through parts of england and wales, bringing a bit of rain to parts of northern ireland potentially and some heavier bursts back in towards eastern scotland as well. temperatures not going down too far overnight. this is everything from monday, low pressure is in charge. whilst it's not going to be a wash—out everywhere, there will still be some wet weather
to be had for some of us, in the form of quite heavy showers affecting some parts of england and wales, especially the further south you are. a lot of cloud for northern england, northern ireland and scotland with some outbreaks of rain but not too much for north—west scotland. in fact, many of us here will stay dry. blustery in scotland, an easterly wind along the south coast of england with a south or south—westerly wind coming in here and cooler weather developing on tuesday, as we see the arrows pointing down to the north, low pressure moving away. still a few showers around but many of us seeing some drier and in places sunnier conditions as well. there is a colder, drier lull in the weather and there will be frost around as wednesday begins. that is all happening midweek but then later in the week, i'm afraid, the rain comes back. hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment.
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